The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse Mysteries)

By Colin Dexter

"[Morse is] the main prickly, immodest, and surely terrific detective due to the fact Hercule Poirot."
--The manhattan occasions e-book Review

Inspector Morse isn't really convinced what to make of the truncated physique discovered dumped within the Oxford Canal, yet he suspects it can be all that is left of an aged Oxford don final noticeable boarding the London educate a number of days sooner than. regardless of the fact, the inspector understands it will not be simple--it by no means is. As he retraces Professor Browne-Smith's path via a London netherworld of topless bars and fancy bordellos, his forebodings are fulfilled. The proof mounts; so do the our bodies. So Morse downs one other pint, unleashes his pit bull instincts, and solves a secret that defies all logic.

"[Dexter] is a magician with personality, tale building, and the English language. . . . Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre."
--Mystery News

"It is a pride to monitor this remarkable, quirky guy deduce."
--Minneapolis superstar & Tribune

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Bury Me With Barbie

By Wyborn Senna

Caresse Redd is 37. She is divorced. She is a mother. She is drained. She is usually in love with classic Barbie dolls. actually, during answering own advertisements and occurring dates so she will be able to write a narrative approximately her studies for the newspaper she works at, she involves the belief no guy can stack as much as her loved pastime of Barbie gathering. What she doesn’t be aware of is that the news of an entire life looms at the horizon. a lady bent on revenge opposed to adversaries at the most sensible Barbie Board—for slights together with being accused of getting a classic doll costume with a repro rose and removal freckles from a Midge doll with nail polish remover—is prowling her method around the kingdom from Oswego to Walnut Creek, taking not just the lives of these who've tormented her yet their doll collections to boot. It’s as much as Caresse to assist detectives attach the dots and determine who the killer is prior to extra lives are taken, yet can she do it?

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Octopus Alibi (Alex Rutledge, Book 4)

By Tom Corcoran

The suspected homicide of a long-missing girl, the demise of an aged mentor, and the suicide of Key West's well known mayor are printed in one April day. Alex Rutledge, a contract photographer with part-time forensic ties to the Monroe County Sheriff's division and the major West Police division, needs to accompany fishing consultant and buddy Sam Wheeler to spot a physique in Broward County. Hours later, after Alex is again at the island, a Key West detective coerces him into documenting Mayor Gomez's death. Alex additionally learns he needs to administrate the property of Naomi Douglas, the girl who inspired his inventive photography.

Alex quickly suspects that not anything is because it seems to be. The police pick out to not see crimes. in basic terms Rutledge senses foul play at the island, a hyperlink among the deaths, and the specter of extra peril.

Home-front problems compound the difficulty. Teresa Barga, Alex's new housemate, is absorbed through the coming on the town of Whitney Randolph, a faculty good friend with funds, wild tales, bent morals, and extra alibis than an octopus has suckers. Randolph, it apears, has already slithered into the unfolding suspense, linking himself to rip-off sufferers and homicide victims.

Alex needs to forget about a courting long past bitter, then specialize in wisps of clues to attach the earlier and current. acquaintances act out of personality, officers turn into duplicitous, and threats of violence take Alex to the main risky war of words of his existence.

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The Unexpected Guest

By Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the main largely released writer of all time together with her works outsold in basic terms by means of Shakespeare and the Bible. She is appeared by way of generations of enthusiasts because the maximum secret author ever, and her novels are learn and loved the realm over.

Clarissa, the younger spouse of a international workplace Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her extra critical associates and for taking part in a video game she calls "supposing" - imagining a tough state of affairs and realizing how humans might reply. yet Clarissa's lighthearted video game turns into lethal critical whilst she discovers the lifeless physique of an unknown individual in her personal drawing room. If that wasn't undesirable sufficient, her husband is at the manner domestic with a big overseas baby-kisser and the attendant scandal of the lifeless physique might irrevocably harm his occupation no less than. hence, Clarissa comes to a decision to get rid of the physique and persuades her 3 houseguests to assist.

But prior to she will be able to get the physique off the premises, a policeman arrives at her entrance door. The police acquired an nameless tip a few homicide in the home and feature proven as much as examine. Now Clarissa needs to continue the physique hidden, persuade the skeptical police inspector that there was no homicide, and, meanwhile, discover who has been murdered, why, and what the physique is doing in her house.

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The Mystery of the Blue Train: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said 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 creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and puzzling puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. theft and brutal homicide aboard a luxurious shipping ensnares Poirot in The secret of the Blue Train.

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The Seventh Witch (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, No. 7)

By Shirley Damsgaard

“A Golden Broomstick to [these] most unique sleuths, a septuagenarian witch and her psychic granddaughter.”
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The 7th Witch is the 7th installment in Shirley Damsgaard’s Agatha Award-nominated Ophelia and Abby sequence that includes a small-town librarian with paranormal talents and her endearingly unapologetic witch grandmother. Combining the simplest elements of puzzle and fantasy—a sort-of omit Marple with magic—Damsgaard’s The 7th Witch is a whodunit with a distinction; a pleasant diversion for a person who loves the supernatural allure of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels or Kim Harrison’s bestselling tours to The Hollows.

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A Raging Storm (Derrick Storm, Book 2)

By Richard Castle

Part of the Derrick typhoon trilogy from number one manhattan instances bestselling writer Richard citadel, on hand solely as an e-book short.

Days after being introduced out of retirement to enquire a kidnapping, Derrick typhoon has a useless US senator on his palms, an murderer to trace down, and approximately six billion dollars' worthy of gold bars--hidden by means of the Communist get together someplace within the former USSR--to uncover.

Teaming up back with FBI agent April Showers, typhoon needs to seek advice from Ivan Petrov, a secretive millionaire who has ties to the assassination, coordinates for the gold, and a mole leaking details to the Russian executive from inside of his internal circle. And whereas the CIA undertaking is getting heated, it's not anything in comparison to the starting to be sexual rigidity among hurricane and Showers...

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Sherlock Holmes: Illustrated and Complete

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Here's Sherlock Holmes as he’s by no means been obvious earlier than: all 4 novels and fifty-six tales with an advent and notes via Dr. Mary Eichbauer of Stanford University’s researching Sherlock Holmes venture. This book contains over 900 illustrations, two hundred in complete color—it may well by no means were released in print. listed below are the gloomy, deeply relocating unique illustrations through Sidney Paget, the darker, extra sleek drawings of Frederic Dorr Steele, and the occasional artwork through different modern illustrators. right here, too, are the unique journal covers from The Strand in London and Colliers in the US, in addition to booklet covers from around the globe, modern work, birdseye maps of London on the time, or even a map of the Underground. See Sherlock in all his disguises. examine for your self the dancing males, the ground plan of 221B Baker highway, a map of the Baskerville moors, a postcard from the Hôtel du Sauvage at Reichenbach Falls, a drawing of the Bruce-Partington submarine, Holmes’ diagram of the crime scene on the Priory tuition, the location of the professor’s examine within the experience of the Golden Pince-Nez, and the picture of Irene Adler that Sherlock asked as his merely rate for saving the King’s marriage. keep on with Holmes and Watson down the boulevards and again alleys of Victorian London, see what they observed, and surprise back at adventures of the best detective who ever lived.

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The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Raymond Chandler

While a loss of life millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to address the blackmailer of 1 of his complicated daughters, Marlowe unearths himself concerned with greater than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and homicide are only many of the problems he will get stuck up in.

"Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."
--Ross Macdonald

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The Island of Thieves

By Josh Lacey

Buried treasure. Ruthless gangsters. An historic clue . . .

Our Captayne took the pinnace ashore and that i went with hym and 6 males additionally, who have been sworne via God to be mystery in al they observed. the following we buried 5 chests full of gold.

Tom Trelawney used to be searching for pleasure. Now he's chanced on it. together with his eccentric uncle Harvey, he's traveling to South the US on a quest for hidden gold. yet Harvey has a few harmful enemies they usually wish the treasure too. Who could be the first to discover the secrets and techniques of the mysterious island?

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