By Raymond Chandler
A film starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a couple of siblings with a shared mystery entice Marlowe into the fewer than glamorous and greater than a bit harmful global of Hollywood reputation. Chandler's first foray into the that dominates the corporate city that's l. a..
By Michael Angel
C.S. Lewis meets CSI...when Amazon Bestselling writer Michael Angel provides a new fable sequence: 'Fantasy & Forensics'.
She's the LAPD's top corpse-kicker. Dayna Chrissie, LAPD's prime Crime Scene Analyst, enjoys not anything greater than discovering the only clue which may remedy a criminal offense. The day she reveals a golden medallion on a physique that is been dumped at a downtown development web site, she does not imagine it is that extra special. till that medallion transports her to the paranormal global of Andeluvia.
She needs to discover a killer in time to forestall a war. Dayna discovers that she's been summoned to unravel the homicide of the realm's king, sooner than conflict breaks out among Andeluvia and the Centaur state. difficulty is, nobody turns out to wish peace while conflict deals possibilities for riches and glory - so Dayna finally ends up with a workforce of cast-offs: a centaur wizard with father matters, a brash griffin warrior, and the world's unluckiest magical deer.
And the path leads the place she least expects it...back domestic! whilst the path of proof brings Dayna and her new pals again from Andeluvia to la, she needs to use all of her forensic wisdom on the way to remedy the case. the cost of failure? A struggle that might kill hundreds of thousands and devastate Andeluvia.
Hope she works most sensible stressed.
Included with this tale are preview chapters of Michael Angel's urban/contemporary delusion 'The Detective & The Unicorn', additionally on hand on Amazon.
Reviews of 'Fantasy & Forensics':
"This shrewdpermanent, funny fable springs to existence from web page one..."
-- Publisher's Weekly
"Fast-paced motion and sly wit make Angel's writing impossible to resist fun." -- Rebecca Moesta, NYT Bestselling co-author of younger Jedi Knights
By Carolyn Keene
Nancy and her pal Helen stopover at their buddy Emily Willouby on the Lilac lodge, which Emily now owns, to aid her plan her marriage ceremony. Emily plans on promoting inherited diamonds as a way to support repair up the Lilac lodge. in spite of the fact that, Nancy quickly learns that somebody has been impersonating her and making dear purchases lower than her identify. quickly after, Emily's diamonds are stolen! Can Nancy locate the thieves and get well the lacking diamonds?
By Kate Kingsbury
Cecily Sinclair, proprietor of the beach Pennyfoot lodge in Edwardian England, investigates the autumn of a gentleman from her best balcony and concurrently attempts to calm her super disenchanted site visitors.
By Michael Innes
At Mullion fort, luxurious stately domestic, we meet the Earl and his relatives, who contain his pleasant daughters, Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. old-fashioned pal, Charles Honeybath, who has been commissioned to color a portrait of the Earl's spouse, reveals himself on the helm of a fancy research concerning ancestral artistic endeavors and a tender under-gardener, Swithin, who turns out to own the kin gains slightly strikingly.
By Ridley Pearson
The 5 country Keepers and their middle buddies have exposed a startling fact: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic occasion that may have repercussions some distance past the area of Disney.
Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage throughout the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms discover a puzzle hidden in the pages of a stolen magazine. the purpose of that puzzle will exhibit itself within the caves of Aruba, the zip strains of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A damaging strength, dormant for many years, is ready to be unleashed. The 5 state Keepers are to be its first sufferers.
By Robert Wilson
This lovely, atmospheric mystery set in war-torn Europe received the CWA Gold Dagger and has now been reissued with the Javier Falcon series.
A Portuguese financial institution is based at the again of Nazi wartime deals.
Over part a century later a tender lady is murdered in Lisbon.
1941. Klaus Felsen, SS, arrives in Lisbon and the strangest celebration in historical past the place Nazis and Allies, refugees and marketers dance to the lines of opportunism and melancholy. Felsen's battle takes him to the grim mountains of the north the place a brutal conflict is being fought for a component very important to Hitler's blitzkrieg.
Late Nineties, Lisbon. Inspector Ze Coelho is investigating the homicide of a tender lady with a tense sexual prior. As Ze digs deeper he overturns the darkish soil of background and reveals outdated bones. The 1974 revolution has left injustices of the previous fascist regime unresolved. yet there's an older, larger injustice for which this small loss of life in Lisbon is bad reimbursement, and in his ultimate push for the reality, Ze needs to face the main chilling competition.
By Tessa Harris
The intense anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone returns in Tessa Harris's bright and compelling secret sequence set in 1780s London. . .
It isn't just the residing who're prey to London's criminals and cutpurses. Corpses, too, are reasonable game--dug up from clean graves and bought to unscrupulous males of technology. Dr. Thomas Silkstone abhors such equipment, yet his best rival, Dr. John Hunter, has realized of the approaching dying of eight-foot-tall Charles Byrne, often called the "Irish Giant," and may visit any lengths to acquire the physique for his study.
Thomas intends to work out that Byrne is permitted to leisure in peace. but his efforts are complex by way of obstacle for his betrothed, girl Lydia Farrell, who breaks off their engagement with no rationalization. whilst Dr. Hunter is implicated within the awful homicide of a tender castrato, Thomas needs to be sure how some distance the more and more erratic medical professional will move within the identify of information. For as Thomas understands too good, the blackest hearts occasionally cross undetected--and even an unblemished façade can conceal terrifying secrets and techniques. . .
Praise for The Anatomist's Apprentice
"Densely plotted. . . We await--indeed, demand--the sequel." --The manhattan occasions publication Review
"An soaking up debut. . . Harris has quite a lot of methods up her sleeve or even veteran armchair puzzle solvers usually are surprised." --Publishers Weekly
"Smart misdirection and time-period applicable scientific information make for a promising begin to a brand new sequence. a robust selection for readers of Ariana Franklin and Caleb Carr." --Library Journal
"CSI meets the Age of Reason with a well-drawn, fascinating solid of characters, headed by means of the intense Dr. Thomas Silkstone. packed with twists and turns, Tessa Harris's debut secret can confound the main adept reader. brilliant information pulled me correct into the area of early forensic sleuthing. A web page turner!" --Karen Harper
"Intricate forensic info and a number of exciting characters force the tale. the writer could have you flipping the pages at every one unforeseen flip within the plot. . .an soaking up learn with a surprising twist on the end." --Historical Novel Reviews
"Tessa Harris has introduced a deftly plotted debut. simply should you imagine the puzzle is solved, she unearths yet one more brilliant twist which leaves you marveling at her ingenuity." --Carol Carr, writer of India Black and The Widow of Windsor
A analyzing staff GUIDE
1. What are the parallels among the strong physicians within the novel and the multinational drug businesses of today?
2. How does Thomas strengthen as a personality during this, the second one publication within the sequence?
3. Does the process the conflict of Independence impact any attitudes towards Thomas during this book?
4. Anatomists within the eighteenth century discovered corpses so not easy to return by means of that they have been compelled to show to grave robbers for a typical provide. these days, extra humans donate their our bodies to technology. might you?
5. may still organ donation be made compulsory?
6. Freak exhibits have lengthy been thought of an affront to human dignity, yet in an age with little social welfare, what was once the choice for the significantly disabled?
7. Charles Byrne and count number Boruwlaski either have significant disabilities yet are handled in very alternative ways. Why is that this so, and the way may they be taken care of today?
8. How some distance do revelations approximately Lydia's prior visit clarify her submissive character?
9. was once John Hunter a scientific visionary or an evil obsessive?
10. Charles Byrne's skeleton continues to be on reveal within the Hunterian Museum in London to today. should still he accept a formal burial?
By Agatha Christie, Sophie Hannah
The bestselling novelist of all time.
The world's most famed detective.
The literary occasion of the year—an all-new secret featuring
Agatha Christie's mythical hero Hercule Poirot.
Since the e-book of her first novel in 1920, greater than billion copies of Agatha Christie's books were bought all over the world. Now, for the 1st time ever, the guardians of her legacy have authorized a new novel that includes Dame Agatha's so much liked construction, Hercule Poirot.
'I'm a useless lady, or I can be soon...'
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted while a tender girl confides to him that she is set to be murdered. She is terrified – yet begs Poirot to not locate and punish her killer. as soon as she is useless, she insists, justice can have been done.
Later that evening, Poirot learns that 3 site visitors at a trendy London inn were murdered, and a cufflink has been positioned in every one one's mouth. may perhaps there be a reference to the anxious girl? whereas Poirot struggles to place jointly the unusual items of the puzzle, the assassin prepares one other inn bed room for a fourth victim...
By Alexander McCall Smith
THE NO. 1 women’ DETECTIVE company - ebook 13
Fans all over the world adore the best-selling No. 1 women’ Detective organisation sequence and its owner, priceless Ramotswe, Botswana’s most appropriate girl detective. during this fascinating sequence, Mma Ramotswe—with support from her dependable affiliate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her instances and her own lifestyles with knowledge, solid humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
Alexander McCall Smith’s loved, bestselling No. 1 girls’ Detective organization sequence keeps as Botswana’s most sensible and kindest detective unearths her own lives became entangled.
Precious Ramotswe is particularly busy nowadays. the easiest apprentice at Tlokweng highway quickly vehicles is in hassle with the legislation and fixed with the worst legal professional in Gaborone. Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are development the home in their desires, yet their builder isn't thoroughly at the up and up. such a lot shockingly, Mma Potokwane, the orphan farm’s revered matron, has been pushed aside from her publish. Mma Ramotswe isn't approximately to relaxation while her associates are mistreated. Help arrives from an unforeseen customer. He is none except the estimable Mr. Clovis Andersen, writer of The ideas of personal Detection, the No. 1 women’ prized manual. jointly, Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and their colleague aid correct injustices that happen even of their liked Botswana, and within the procedure detect anything new approximately being an exceptional detective.