Category «Mystery»

Evan and Elle (Constable Evan Evans Mysteries)

By Rhys Bowen

There is either pleasure and dismay in Llanfair whilst a brand new French eating place opens. The glamorous proprietor, Madame Yvette, attempts to win over the locals, and every thing appears to be like going good until eventually a string of fires plagues town. One evening the eating place burns down, and a physique is located within the rubble.

Constable Evans joins Sergeant Watkins to stick to a path of clues that leads them to the South of britain after which to France, and at last to the belief harmful killer is unfastened in Llanfair.

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Enter a Murderer: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #2 (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn)

Ngaio Marsh was once, between different issues, a well-respected theatrical manufacturer (having began as an actress), and her ardour for and data of the theater was once displayed in lots of of Alleyn’s adventures. In Enter a Murderer, the Inspector has been invited to a gap evening, a brand new play during which characters quarrel after which fight for a gun, with predictably unhappy effects. Even sadder, the gun was once now not, in reality, loaded with blanks.

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The Curse of the Holy Pail (The Odelia Grey Mysteries)

By Sue Ann Jaffarian

Is the "Holy Pail" cursed? each proprietor of the classic Chappy Wheeler lunchbox–a prototype in accordance with the Forties television western–has died. And now Sterling rate, enterprise rich person and a consumer of Odelia Grey's legislations company, has been fatally poisoned. Is it a twist of fate that Price's specific lunch pail–worth over thirty grand–has disappeared on the related time?

Treading carefully because a up to date run-in with a bullet, Odelia takes small bites of this juicy, calorie-free mystery–and is quickly starving for extra! Her study finds a sixty-year-old unsolved homicide and Price's gold-digging ex-fiancée with married males wrapped round her breasts . . . uh, finger. combine in a shock marriage concept that sends an doubtful Odelia into chocolate sedation, and you have an unruly recipe for scrumptious catastrophe.

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"I'd wish to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia."―The long island Times

"Plus-size paralegal Odelia gray will get greater than she bargained for while she accepts an strange reward from a favourite client...Jaffarian performs the formulation with finesse, conserving love difficulties firmly within the heritage whereas giving her heroine room to take advantage of her abundant wit and grit."―Kirkus Reviews

"Jaffarian bargains the peerlessly improper replacement for readers unwell and uninterested in picture-perfect characters." ―Booklist

"Odelia gray is a keeper."―Library Journal

"Jaffarian's writing is sharp and sassy–like her protagonist–and she is familiar with the best way to hold the suspense high."―Mystery Scene

"I have loved either books within the sequence. Odelia is a ingenious lady, and that i did not chafe at her novice sleuthing. The booklet has an encouraged cookie recipe."―Deadly Pleasures

"Even greater than her first...a significant hoot!"―Thomas B. Sawyer, bestselling writer of The Sixteenth Man, former head writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote

"Odelia grey is an excellent addition to the secret style, a wise, humorous, enticing plus-size heroine who takes readers on a plus-size experience. You root for her, snort along with her and cheer at her final triumph. If I have been in hassle, i might wish Odelia on my side."―Denise Hamilton, Edgar and Willa Cather Award-finalist and nationwide bestselling writer of Prisoner of Memory

"More enjoyable than a lunch pail jam-packed with plump paralegals, The Curse of the Holy Pail is a story as bouncy as its bodacious protagonist."―Bill Fitzhugh, writer of Highway 61 and Resurfaced

"With a mythical curse, a potentially murderous little individual, ruthless heirs, [and] charismatic thugs... a full of life caper that might hold you guessing correct until eventually the end."―Kris Neri, award-winning writer of the Tracy Eaton mysteries

"A humorous learn, with off the wall characters, a twisty plot and never a surplus calorie available. Recommended." ―

"Well written and properly paced, it is a solid seashore or aircraft read."―

"Big ladies of the realm, hold directly to your hats, you are going to love Sue Ann Jaffarian's plus-sized Odelia gray, novice sleuth. this can be humorous, horny, romantic, you identify it, all wrapped up in a single nice mystery."―

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Dead Woman's Shoes

By Kaye C Hill

Lexy Lomax has run clear of her obnoxious husband, taking along with her a funky part million of his ill-gotten earnings and a homicidal chihuahua referred to as Kinky. Holed up in a decrepit log cabin at the Suffolk coast, Lexy unearths herself fallacious for the former proprietor of the cabin, a personal investigator, now deceased. earlier than she understands it she's embroiled in a cocktail of marital infidelity (possibly), lacking cats (probably) and poison pen letters (definitely). Oh, sure - and a homicide or two... ""Crisp prose and a plot laced with animal tomfoolery will preserve readers amused and longing for a sequel."" Publishers Weekly ""A pleasant romp with an admirable pair of protagonists. . . hugely recommended."" i like a secret

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The Devil's Novice (Brother Cadfael Mysteries)

By Ellis Peters

Within the autumn of 1140 the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury unearths its new amateur Meriet Aspley a piece tense. the more youthful son of a sought after relations, Meriet is meek and biddable by means of day, yet his sleep is rife with nightmares so violent that they earn him the identify of "Devil's Novice". refrained from by means of the opposite clergymen, Aspley draws the fear of Brother Cadfael. Then a physique seems to be, that of a tender priest final noticeable on the Aspley property. Can Meriet be excited about the dying? As occasions take a sinister flip, it falls to Brother Cadfael to become aware of the reality.

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Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Holiday Mysteries)

By Joanne Fluke

The vacations are the icing at the cake for bakery proprietor Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by way of her family, she has all of the materials for an ideal Christmas--until homicide is extra to the mix.  .  .

When it involves vacation trips, Minnesotans upward push to the occasion--and the little city of Lake Eden is baking up a typhoon with Hannah top the way in which. the once a year Christmas Buffet is the ultimate try of the recipes Hannah has amassed for the Lake Eden vacation Buffet Cookbook.

The lately divorced Martin Dubinski arrives on the buffet together with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, in spite of the fact that, turns out as cool as chilled eggnog. And whilst Hannah's mother's vintage Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery within the décolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski places the festivities on ice.

With each person stranded on the group middle via a snowfall, Hannah places her investigative abilities to the try, utilizing the elements to hand: part the city of Lake Eden--and a killer. Now, because the snowdrifts get greater, it really is as much as Hannah to dig out the entire clues--and make yes that this white Christmas does not convey any longer lethal tidings.  .  .

"Wacky and pleasant characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to cakes, make this lighthearted supplying certain to please the palate of any comfortable fan." --Publishers Weekly

"Fluke's expertise for spinning a enthralling story contains on during this 6th publication, and its vacation recipes are an extra deal with for readers." --Times information Record

"A shrewdpermanent and scrumptious deal with for Christmas."--Mystery enthusiasts book place News

Includes over fifty unique recipes for you to try!

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The Book of the Dead (Henry Gamadge Mysteries, Book 8)

By Elizabeth Daly

The health facility sees not anything to query in regards to the demise of the reclusive Mr. Crenshaw, and it's now not as if he had any buddies to press the problem. He did, even though, have one informal acquaintance, who occurs to choose up Mr. Crenshaw's battered outdated version of The Tempest...and occurs to go that e-book directly to Henry Gamadge. Gamadge, in fact, is not just a professional in fixing pesky difficulties but in addition a professional in infrequent books, and his units of craftsmanship mix to discover the extreme puzzle of Mr. Crenshaw, which all started in California and ended at the different aspect of the rustic, at a cold New England rendezvous.

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Down Here: A Burke Novel

By Andrew Vachss

For years Burke has harbored an outlaw's tough love for Wolfe, the gorgeous, pushed former sex-crimes prosecutor who was once fired for refusing to "go alongside to get along." So whilst Wolfe is arrested for the tried homicide of John Anson Wychek, a vicious rapist she as soon as prosecuted, Burke offers himself in. that suggests placing jointly a distrustful alliance among his underground "family of choice," Wolfe's deepest community, and a rogue NYPD detective who has his personal stake within the outcome.

Burke is aware that Wolfe’s alleged "victim," even supposing convicted just once, is absolutely a serial rapist. The deeper he presses, the extra gaping holes he reveals within the prosecution’s case, yet shadowy legislations enforcement corporations appear made up our minds to guard Wychek in any respect expenditures, irrespective of who it sacrifices. Burke ups the ante by means of re-opening all of the previous "cold case” rape investigations, calls in loads of markers from either side of the legislations, and at last exhibits all of the avid gamers why "down the following" isn't any position for travelers.

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Edwin of the Iron Shoes

By Marcia Muller

While an aged antiques broker is murdered, Muller's well known P.I. Sharon McCone follows a killer's path to a museum the place San Francisco's such a lot based socialites assemble. "Muller and McCone are nonetheless the category of the field".--San Diego Union-Tibune.

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Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth

By Donald J. Sobol

With a knack for trivialities, Encyclopedia solves mysteries for the local youngsters via his personal detective business enterprise. yet his dad is additionally the executive of police, and each evening Encyclopedia is helping him remedy his such a lot baffling crimes. subscribe to Encyclopedia Brown as he solves ten new or even extra confounding mysteries, together with a case of a stolen watch, disappearing cash, a headless ghost, and extra. And with the clues given in every one case, you could clear up those mysteries too! Interactive and chock-full of attention-grabbing bits of information, it's vintage Encyclopedia Brown!

“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao

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