By Leslie Meier
It's Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is worked up approximately her performing debut within the town's creation of A Christmas Carol. yet a true lifestyles Scrooge has each person feeling frosty, and with a assassin at the free, Lucy must unwrap her sleuthing talents swifter than she will be able to say, "Bah! Humbug!"
Lucy mostly loves making plans for the vacations, yet this yr, Tinker's Cove has fallen on demanding occasions. With such a lot of citizens suffering to make ends meet, Christmas festivities are a luxurious a few can't come up with the money for. however the story's no longer so bleak at Downeast personal loan, whose tightfisted vendors, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in gains from everyone's misfortune. part the city is of their debt, so whilst the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many. . .
It's not easy to suppose merry amidst the entire yule chaos. among her reporting tasks on the Pennysaver and nightly rehearsals for the Christmas play, Lucy rarely has time to look for a killer—especially one whose sufferer left at the back of such a lot of attainable culprits. Scribner believes Marlowe's ghost has come to warn him of his personal approaching death, and whilst he starts off receiving loss of life threats, Lucy wonders if there's extra to the omen than the ravings of a sour outdated pinchpenny. . .
Can Lucy remedy the case and deck the halls sooner than the killer moves back? In a season of giving, receiving a dangerous Christmas current is easily now not what Lucy had on her want checklist this yr. . .
By Daniel Stashower
A grotesque homicide, a shocked urban, and Edgar Allan Poe come to lifestyles with bright element during this surprising real tale via award-winning writer Daniel Stashower
On July 28, 1841, the battered physique of a tender girl was once came across floating within the Hudson River. It used to be quickly chanced on to be the beautiful Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar salesgirl who had long gone lacking 3 days past. by way of dusk, information of the girl’s loss of life had unfold and despatched new york right into a spasm of horror and outrage.
within the months that undefined, the grotesque info of the homicide driven American journalism into formerly unimagined geographical regions of lurid sensationalism. yet regardless of media pressures, manhattan City’s unregulated and disjointed police strength proved not able to mount a good research, and the crime remained unsolved.
A yr after Mary Rogers was once murdered, as public curiosity within the case started to wane, a suffering author named Edgar Allan Poe determined to tackle the case. on the time of the homicide, thirty-one-year-old Poe had lately released his groundbreaking detective tale "The Murders within the Rue Morgue." A yr later, even though, his fortunes had taken a downward flip. determined for fulfillment, Poe despatched his well-known detective, C. Auguste Dupin, at the case of an entire life: to unravel the baffling homicide of Mary Rogers in "The secret of Marie Rogêt."
In The attractive Cigar Girl, Edgar Award-winning writer Daniel Stashower deftly captures the drama and secret of latest York within the mid-nineteenth century, illuminating the spellbinding crime that reworked a urban.
A Featured exchange number of Book-of-the-Month membership, secret Guild, Literary Guild, Doubleday and caliber Paperback booklet golf equipment.
By Michael Crichton, Douglas Crichton, Michael Douglas
To rescue his female friend, a weed broker scraps for a score
The suitcase feels like a customary weekend bag. yet just like the guy who includes it, it isn't what it kind of feels. coated with tinfoil to masks the scent, it's a smuggler's bag and should quickly be stuffed to the brim with marijuana bricks.
The smuggler is a Harvard pupil who has come to California to make his fortune. He hopes to attain not only along with his connection yet together with his new female friend, a Golden kingdom attractiveness with an urge for food for high-quality weed. while the deal is going south, she takes the autumn, and a crooked FBI agent swipes part the stash. To unfastened his lady, this pothead must make the deal of a lifetime.
This book gains an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton together with infrequent pictures from the author's property.
By Maureen Reynolds
It's been simply over a 12 months because the starting of McQueen's business enterprise and already Molly is increasing the company. She's decided to maneuver ahead together with her lifestyles, renovating the flat above the business enterprise and placing final year's worrying occasions at the back of her. yet difficulty turns out to stick to Molly and whilst a client's pal ways her approximately aiding notice the reality in the back of her daughter's disappearance, she units out to resolve an online of lies twenty-five years within the making. notwithstanding Molly's research retains assembly dead-ends, a person is keen to visit any size to make sure the prior is still hidden. As everyone is damage and Molly's personal existence is threatened, she fast learns that what occurred some time past is typically greater left forgotten.
By Akif Pirincci
To Rome! As Francis' grasp gets the decision to oversee the excavations of newly came across catacombs within the Roman discussion board, he desires to accommodate his Francis in a cat's pension. despite the fact that, the sly cat doesn't participate in the play and escorts him as a stowaway at the journey to arrive, ultimately, town of his desires. The pointy-eared vacationer lands adequately heading in the right direction on the Largo Argentina, the place numerous homeless stray cats stay and the damaging cat's mafia controls every thing. quickly it seems that the scattering group protects a merciless mystery. For your time now a chain of murders rages one of the homeless cats. Francis' detective intuition is kindled. With assistance from a new-found buddy who is aware the lanes and catacombs confusion of the city rather well, he is taking up the music of the uncanny butcher.
By Charlotte MacLeod
Sarah investigates the loss of life of con artist Charlie Daventer on his toilet ground, while his name function appearing substitute, previous cousin Fred, insists homicide was once the reason. Her Aunt Emma's theater troupe is doing The Sorcerer, with Emma as girl Sangazure. Husband Max away in Finland, Sarah varieties clues herself.
By David Belbin
In Nottingham, 1997, Labour MP Sarah Bone celebrates a profitable crusade to safe an charm for convicted assassin Ed Clark. yet she quickly discovers that he could be accountable in spite of everything. pushed to discover the reality approximately Ed, she additionally has to struggle an important election of a new release, one she is predicted to lose. Nick Cane can be clean out of criminal. operating illegally as a cabby, he unearths he's now a colleague to Ed Clark. and because he's seeing Polly Bolton, the sister of the fellow Ed is intended to have murdered, Nick must locate the reality up to Sarah does.
By Julia Stuart
Julia Stuart returns in her follow-up to the bestselling The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise with this smart homicide secret set in Victorian England, brimming along with her signature attraction and significant characters.
When Indian Princess Alexandrina is left penniless by way of the surprising loss of life of her father, the Maharaja of Brindor, Queen Victoria gives you her a grace-and-favor domestic in Hampton courtroom Palace. although rumored to be haunted, Alexandrina and her lady's maid, Pooki, haven't any selection yet to take the Queen up on her offer.
apart from the ghost sightings, Hampton court docket doesn't appear so undesirable. The princess is quickly befriended by way of 3 eccentric widows who invite her to a picnic with the entire palace's population, for which Pooki bakes a pigeon pie. but if General-Major Bagshot dies after consuming stated pie, and the coroner unearths lines of arsenic in his physique, Pooki turns into the number one suspect in a homicide research.
Princess Alexandrina isn't approximately to permit her devoted servant grasp. She starts off an research of her personal, and discovers that Hampton courtroom isn't any such secure position to stay after all.
together with her trademark wit and beauty, Julia Stuart introduces us to a great forged of cute oddballs, from the palace maze-keeper to the radical woman Beatrice (who loves to gown up as a toucan—don't ask), as she courses us in the course of the many pleasant twists and turns during this enjoyable and quirky homicide secret. everyone seems to be hiding a mystery of the guts, or even Alexandrina won't notice while she's stuck in a maze of affection.
By Martin Walker
It's weeks earlier than Easter, and satanism has reared its gruesome head in St-Denis. a feminine physique bearing the ghastly indicators of a black magicritual has been chanced on on a ship. the hunt for her identification results in an area aged aristocrat referred to as the crimson Countess, herself a descendent of the bewitching Madame de Montespan, often referred to as Athénaïs, a mistress of Louis XVI and a infamous determine in French historical past. this is often the very last thing Bruno wishes. the executive of police-cum-culinary gourmet has an excessive amount of on his plate because it is, mediating either a family abuse case and an area improvement idea that turns out simply too reliable to be-true. in addition, his loved hound, Gigi, is long gone, as is his ordinary roster of women. He's by no means felt so by myself. yet Bruno quickly reveals himself energized via the case and again at his top, that's simply to boot if he's to unravel the secret that's threatening to scar his town's popularity.
By Marisha Pessl
A page-turning mystery for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, evening movie tells the haunting tale of a journalist who turns into captivated with the mysterious demise of a prodigy—the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker.
On a humid October evening, appealing younger Ashley Cordova is located useless in an deserted warehouse in reduce long island. notwithstanding her loss of life is governed a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects differently. As he probes the unusual conditions surrounding Ashley’s lifestyles and dying, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the mythical, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a guy who hasn’t been obvious in public for greater than thirty years.
For McGrath, one other loss of life attached to this doubtless cursed relatives dynasty turns out greater than only a accident. notwithstanding a lot has been written approximately Cordova’s darkish and unsettling movies, little or no is understood concerning the guy himself.
Driven by means of revenge, interest, and a necessity for the reality, McGrath, using strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.
The final time he obtained just about exposing the director, McGrath misplaced his marriage and his profession. This time he may well lose even more.
Night movie, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel through the dazzlingly artistic Marisha Pessl, will carry you in suspense until eventually you switch the ultimate web page.