Category «Mystery»

Nightmare Alley (New York Review Books Classics)

By William Lindsay Gresham

Nightmare Alley begins with a unprecedented description of a freak-show geek—alcoholic and abject and the article of the voyeuristic crowd’s gleeful disgust and derision—going approximately his paintings at a county reasonable. younger Stan Carlisle is operating as a carny, and he wonders how a guy might fall so low. There’s no approach in hell, he vows, that whatever like that may ever occur to him.

And due to the fact Stan is shrewdpermanent and bold and never with out a necessary streak of ruthlessness, quickly sufficient he’s going areas. Onstage he performs the mentalist with a lovable bimbo (before lengthy his harried wife), then he graduates to full-blown spiritualist, catering to the wishes of the wealthy and gullible of their well-upholstered houses. It appears like the realm is Stan’s for the taking. a minimum of for now.

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Mystery, Inc. (Bibliomysteries)

Have you ever sought after anything so badly you'll kill for it?

pointed out simply by means of the hastily—and clumsily—chosen alias Charles Brockden, the narrator of this tale unearths a book shop that immediately piques his wish. He needs to name it his personal; he needs to upload it to his already-extensive choice of bookstores. yet definitely the landlord of this sort of superb store wouldn’t simply half with it. Brockden varieties a plan to procure the shop in this kind of approach that nobody may ever suspect foul play: untraceable homicide. And he is familiar with he'll be successful—because he has performed it before.

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A Private View: One Man Show and Murder is an Art (Inspector Appleby)

By Michael Innes

Sir John and woman Appleby attend a memorial exhibition of the oils, gouaches, collages and trouvailles of artist Gavin Limbert, who was once lately discovered shot, below very suspicious situations. As Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sir John is already , yet he turns into much more intrigued while Limbert's final masterpiece is stolen from the gallery less than his very eyes.

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The Mysterious Mr. Quin: A Harley Quin Collection (Harley Quin Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The inimitable Christie intrigues, surprises, and delights once more with The Mysterious Mr. Quin—a riveting choice of brief tales headquartered round the enigmatic Harley Quin, whose unpredictable comings and goings are typically a very good indication that anything is ready to happen…and not often for the best.

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Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series)

By Dennis Lehane

“Powerful and uncooked, harrowing, and unsentimental.”

Washington submit e-book World


Chilling, thoroughly credible….[An] completely gripping story.”

Chicago Tribune


“Mr. Lehane gives you monstrous time.”
Wall road Journal


In Gone, child, long past, the grasp of the recent noir, New York Times bestselling writer Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), vividly captures the advanced attractiveness and darkness of working-class Boston. A gripping, deeply evocative mystery concerning the devastating secrets and techniques surrounding a bit woman misplaced, that includes the preferred detective group of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Gone, child, long gone was the foundation for the significantly acclaimed movie directed via Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman.

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The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb (A Cait Morgan Mystery)

By Cathy Ace

Criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan was once awaiting her dream holiday in Mexico together with her boyfriend Bud Anderson. She wasn’t looking forward to a clean corpse at the ground of an area florist’s store, and he or she certainly wasn’t looking forward to Bud to develop into the leading suspect.

With Bud’s freedom, and perhaps even his lifestyles, at stake, Cait has to struggle the clock to see which member of the small group dwelling within the likely idyllic municipality of Punta de las Rocas may need killed the in the neighborhood revered florist, and why. wanting to enquire below the watchful gaze of the neighborhood police, Cait has to maintain her dating with Bud a mystery, and he or she quickly discovers she’s no longer the single one with anything to conceal. Peeling again layers of deceit to bare much more puzzles, Cait struggles with a creeping feel of unreality, eager to store Bud . . . and, finally, herself.

In the 3rd e-book within the liked Cait Morgan Mysteries, The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb, commute to the idyllic Mexican geographical region as Cait Morgan works opposed to the clock to transparent her wrongly accused companion of murder.

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Clam Wake: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries)

Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off opposed to a cold-blooded killer in a seashore neighborhood during this delightfully captivating Bed-and-Breakfast secret from USA Today and New York Times bestselling writer Mary Daheim.

With the vacations long gone and Hillside Manor virtually empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a nasty case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle’s retirement domestic on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie feels like the correct pick-me-up. Surrounded via retirees within the low season sounds peaceable and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. however it isn’t lengthy earlier than a lifeless physique pops up of their neighborhood. now not fantastic in a space packed with older folks—until they examine it wasn’t a nasty ticker that did within the sufferer, yet a truly sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion soaring over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly starts off sleuthing—if basically to end up they didn’t devote the crime.

But what she unearths is difficult. The sufferer seemingly didn’t have an enemy within the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and solutions, the cousins detect that retirement will be deadly—at least one of the eclectic, eccentric citizens of Obsession Shores.

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