Category «Mystery»

"When Did You See Her Last?" (All the Wrong Questions)

By Lemony Snicket

I must have requested the query "How may a person who was once lacking be in areas at once?" in its place, I requested the incorrect query -- 4 incorrect questions, roughly. this is often the account of the second.

In the fading city of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, younger apprentice Lemony Snicket has a brand new case to resolve whilst he and his chaperone are employed to discover a lacking lady. Is the lady a runaway? Or was once she abducted? used to be she obvious final on the supermarket? Or may she have stopped on the diner? Is it relatively any of your online business? those are all of the fallacious Questions.

Show description

Murder in Murray Hill (A Gaslight Mystery)

By Victoria Thompson

In nationwide bestselling writer Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight mysteries, the citizens of nineteenth-century long island urban flip to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to guard them from the worst crimes. Now, the 2 needs to music down a legal preying on blameless women…

Frank Malloy hasn't ever identified any lifestyles except that of a cop, yet his newfound inheritance threatens his place at the strength. whereas attempting to hold either his courting with Sarah and his fortune lower than wraps, he’s assigned to a brand new case—finding a lacking younger girl who have been responding to “lonely hearts” advertisements within the paper ahead of she disappeared. Malloy fears the worst, understanding that the grifters who position such advertisements usually do even more than just abscond with their victims.

But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper right into a twisted plot focusing on the city’s unmarried ladies, it’s their partnership—both expert and private—that lands up within the maximum peril…

Show description

Illegal Action (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Stella Rimington

The fiercely clever, formidable MI5 officer Liz Carlyle returns in a undercover agent novel of arresting mental complexity and unflagging suspense.

In the newest installment within the Liz Carlyle sequence, Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage—the hub of MI5 operations throughout the chilly warfare. Her project: shield Nikita Brunovsky, an more and more vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, who has been certain for assassination and is looking for shelter within the united kingdom. The international place of work is adamant approximately forestalling against the law that can turn into a full-blown overseas incident. So Liz is going undercover, attaching herself to Brunovsky's retinue: racing opposed to the clock to figure out who betrayed him and all at once dealing with a totally unforeseen moment task—unmasking a Russian operative operating undercover along her.

Show description

The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume 1 - The Musical Murders

Holmes and Watson are plunged into the key underworld of 1925 London, the place a serial killer of musical (gay) males is afoot. The killer has a bit checklist, and Sherlock is on it. Why? And what have the Bloomsbury team and the Diogenes membership received to do with whatever? due to Royal Jelly, Holmes is a healthy 71-year-old, who has misplaced his curiosity in bees and lower back to detecting. he is not fairly as sharp as he was once, yet he is nonetheless lovely sharp, and just a little a vigilante in his previous age. He meets up together with his colleague and buddy, Dr. John Hamish Watson, a 72-year-old not-quite-so-fit-at-all twice-widower, who hankers after the great previous days of derring-do. they're joined through their excitable new housekeeper at 221B Baker road, the intense, buxom pass over Lily Hudson and are helped of their paintings through Jasper Lestrade of Scotland backyard, the formidable, respectful son of the overdue George Lestrade.

Show description

Gently to the Summit (Inspector George Gently, Book 8)

By Alan Hunter

A long-dead climber who is available in from the chilly brings homicide to the mountain air. Mountaineer Reginald Kincaid used to be believed to have died in the course of an day trip to climb Mount Everest. It comes as a surprise to his fellow climbers while he turns up back 22 years later and the secret is compounded through the demise of Arthur Fleece, Kincaid's mountaineering accomplice at the Everest try. Fleece falls to his demise on Mount Snowdon in an obvious twist of fate, however the feud that had constructed among Fleece and the resurrected Kincaid sparks a homicide research for George lightly with a 'dead' guy because the top suspect.

Show description

Dial C for Chihuahua (Barking Detective Mysteries Book 1)

By Waverly Curtis

"I am Pepe. yet you could name me el Jefe."

Pepe could have gentle white fur, huge brown eyes, and mucho attitude--but he is no bushy model fad. Pepe can talk--even if his new proprietor, Geri Sullivan, appears to be like the single one that can comprehend him.

When Geri takes on her first project for a unusual investigator named Jimmy G and stumbles over a Seattle millionaire's corpse, Pepe proves to be worthy his weight in liver treats. Suspicion falls at the not-so-grieving widow, who desires to finance a fact television convey, Dancing With canines.

Normally, Pepe would not be stuck muerte in a glittery dress. notwithstanding, he has to smell out the true killer and continue Geri secure. Lesser canines may perhaps balk. yet Pepe is not the style to show tail and run. . .

"Pepe is one cool sleuth. i actually enjoyed this book." --Leslie Meier, writer of the Lucy Stone mysteries

"Readers will sit up straight and beg for more." --Sushi the Shih Tzu, canines superstar of the Trash 'n' Treasures mysteries by way of Barbara Allan

"A enjoyable and breezy mystery." –Jennie Bentley

Waverly Curtis is the joint byline for the secret writing group Waverly Fitzgerald and Curtis Colbert.

Waverly Fitzgerald is the writer of 4 old romances below the identify Nancy Fitzgerald. She has taught writing periods on the UCLA Writers software, the college of Washington Extension, and local meetings. She at present teaches at Richard Hugo condominium, the literary arts middle in Seattle. She lives in Seattle together with her daughter, Shaw, and Shaw's Chihuahua, Pepe.

Curt Colbert is the writer of the Jake Rossiter and pass over Jenkins mysteries. A Seattle local, Curt is usually a poet and an avid historical past buff. Curt and his spouse, Stephanie, reside in a Seattle suburb below the thrall in their cat, Esmeralda.

Show description

The 19th Wife: A Novel

By David Ebershoff

It really is 1875, and Ann Eliza younger has lately separated from her robust husband, Brigham younger, prophet and chief of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a campaign to finish polygamy within the usa. A wealthy account of her family’s polygamous historical past is published, together with how either she and her mom turned plural better halves. but quickly after Ann Eliza’s tale starts off, a moment beautiful narrative unfolds–a story of homicide concerning a polygamist relatives in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a tender guy who was once thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years past, needs to reenter the realm that forged him apart for you to observe the reality at the back of his father’s demise. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s seek, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of affection, kin, and religion.

Show description

Doing the Devil's Work: A Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series)

A gripping 3rd bankruptcy for probably the most unforgettable and compelling heroines in crime fiction

"You have a mood, Officer Coughlin, and a propensity for violence . . . you are a little bit of a danger. To others. To yourself."

Maureen Coughlin is a bona fide New Orleans cop now, and, together with her education days at the back of her, she loves to imagine she's getting the lay of the land. Then a mysterious corpse ends up in extra questions than solutions, and a late-night site visitors cease is going very fallacious. The fallout leaves Maureen contending with afflicted associates, fraying loyalties, cop-hating enemies previous and new, and an elusive, spectral, and murderous new nemesis―and the entire whereas navigating the twists and turns of a urban and a police division contaminated with disorder and corruption.
invoice Loehfelm is a emerging famous person in crime fiction. And his Maureen Coughlin is the precise protagonist: complex, strong-willed, sympathetic (except whilst she's not), and as totally discovered in Loehfelm's amazing portrayal because the New Orleans she patrols. the 1st installments during this sequence received Loehfelm accolades in addition to fanatics, and Doing the Devil's Work purely ups the ante. it truly is even speedier, sharper, and extra exciting than its predecessors. Taut and fiery, brilliant and gritty, and peopled with unforgettable characters, this is often the sinuous, provocative tale of an exceptional cop suffering painfully into her own.

ABA IndieNext choice for January, 2015

Show description

Darkness Once More

By Grant Fieldgrove

Lately widowed deepest eye, autistic, complete residence super-fan and go-to man for all random popular culture questions long gone their sell-by date, Archie Lemons starts off his first case on account that his discovering his spouse murdered of their domestic. Will this example aid snap him from his reverie or will it turn out to be his ultimate undoing?

Show description