Crawfish Mountain: A Novel

By Ken Wells

Ken Wells’s hugely acclaimed picaresque Catahoula Bayou novels brought “one of the main compelling voices in fiction of the decade” (Los Angeles Times). Now Wells is again, writing approximately his favourite subject–the unique, beleaguered Louisiana wetlands–in a pointy, rollicking story of company corruption and political shenanigans. The struggle over one man’s tract of sacred marsh fronts a deeper tale of our position within the surroundings and our duties to it.

Justin Pitre’s marsh island, a legacy of his trapper grandfather, is a scenic rival to whatever within the Everglades, and he has promised to guard it from all damage. yet he hasn’t counted on oil bigwig Tom Huff’s plans to damage his bayou paradise through ramming a pipeline via it. whilst cajolery doesn’t sway Justin to signal the land over, Huff turns to darker tools. yet Justin and his lively spouse, Grace, turn out to be bold adversaries–and the sport is on.

Into the fray comes the charismatic Cajun governor Joe T. Evangeline, who turns out extra attracted to chasing skirts than saving Louisiana’s eroding coast. The Guv, although, is a guy at the side, upended through a midlife difficulty and torn among a mystery political legal responsibility to special Oil and the persuasive powers of Julie Galjour, a feisty environmentalist. Julie is obviously out to reform greater than the Guv’s ecopolitics, yet will his tragicomic vast Oil offers spoil either his occupation and his probabilities with the brash and gorgeous activist?

As Justin and style conflict to forestall this colossal Oil attack, the plot thickens–and the Guv turns into snared within the net. that includes a gumbo of eccentrics and lowlifes, a kidnapping, an attractive snitch, a toxic-waste-dumping scheme, a ship chase, and a fishing journey long past horribly awry, Crawfish Mountain, spiced with Ken Wells’s willing eye for locale, showcases his adventurous storytelling.

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The Secrets of Pain (Merrily Watkins Mysteries)

By Phil Rickman

The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS recognize all approximately discomfort and the iconic of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has stumbled on himself again the Regiment—this time as its chaplain, answerable for the religious welfare of the toughest males in or out of uniform. confronted with a case which might usually be handed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is compelled, for safety purposes, to attempt and deal with it himself and is coming on the subject of a breakdown. in the meantime, the scattered groups alongside the Welsh border have their very own challenge. With recession biting deep, city crime has spilled into the nation-state and outdated barbaric evils are revived. whilst a filthy rich landowner is hacked to demise in his personal farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is stuck within the backlash, his inner most existence at risk of publicity. With the framework of her personal international starting to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to enterprise into parts the place neither a clergyman nor a girl is welcome to unearth secrets and techniques associated with the border's pagan past—secrets which she understands can by no means be disclosed.

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The Web: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware unearths terror within the middle of paradise during this relentlessly sinister novel through America's best author of mental suspense. 3 months in paradise, all expenditures paid. it truly is a call for participation Alex Delaware cannot refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a respected scientist and philanthropist at the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his domestic to aid him set up his papers for publication--a gentle workload leaving Alex lots of time to get pleasure from a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.

Quickly, although, secretive houseguests, scary nocturnal viewers, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.

The instances Moreland chooses to share--a sufferer pushed to insanity by way of a merciless, unspeakable act; a guy who succumbed 40 years in the past to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a tender girl, brutally murdered, whose mutilated physique was once came across at the seashore simply six months before--seem unconnected. And but Alex can not help brooding about what the nice healthcare professional is making an attempt to inform him... and what Moreland's genuine cause of inviting him to Aruk is.

As Alex probes--with a bit long-distance support from his buddy LAPD detective Milo Sturgis--he involves think the reply lies hidden someplace on Moreland's colossal property. but while he eventually discovers the reality, the revelation might be extra surprising than he may have imagined. and it'll come too past due to stem the tide of violence that threatens in charge and blameless alike at the attractive misplaced island of Aruk.

With his awesome characterizations and rapid-fire speed, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the bounds of suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a singular that transfixes from first web page to final.

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Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

By John Mortimer

The Rumpole renaissance maintains to construct, and now the cherished barrister’s many fans have a distinct cause to have fun: a sensational full-length Rumpole novel that finally relates the oft-mentioned yet by no means printed tale of Rumpole’s first case, the Penge Bungalow affair. in retrospect part a century right into a very various global, Rumpole recollects a guy accused of murdering his father and his father’s pal with a pistol taken from a useless German pilot. It was once this trial and its final result that positioned Rumpole at the map and formed him into the cantankerous defender of justice that readers be aware of and love. it is a must-read for each Rumpole fan and a compelling invitation to new readers.

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False Allegations: A Burke Novel

By Andrew Vachss

Burke--ex-con, mercenary, someday killer--makes his residing preying on New York's such a lot vicious predators and avenging their blameless sufferers. yet in Andrew Vachss's mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke reveals himself operating the opposite aspect of the road, the place guilt and innocence are as disposable because the sheets in a occasions sq. hotel--and as soiled.

Burke's new enterprise is Kite, a fanatical crusader who focuses on debunking "false allegations  of baby sexual abuse. Kite has a case that could be the true factor, yet wishes Burke to inform him whether it is. And if mere funds cannot convince Burke to cooperate, Kite has lots of different incentives at his disposal--including a fanatical bodyguard with a style for corsets and brass knuckles. A travel advisor to hell written in icy prose, False Allegations is Vachss at his such a lot unnerving.

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The Skeleton in the Smithsonian (Capital Mysteries, Book 3)

By Ron Roy

It’s a purple, white, and blue secret from renowned A to Z Mysteries writer Ron Roy!
 
The Skeleton within the Smithsonian
 
In the 3rd ebook of the Capital Mysteries—an early bankruptcy publication secret sequence that includes enjoyable proof and recognized websites from Washington, D.C.— KC and her good friend Marshall discover the Smithsonian, the main well-known museum on the planet. the money to construct it was once given to Washington, D.C., over 100 years in the past, yet now one guy is claiming that cash will be his. KC and Marshall imagine they could end up Mr. Fisher is a huge liar. But if they're improper, the Smithsonian will belong to him!
 
Each e-book highlights one of many recognized museums, constructions, or monuments from the Washington sector and contains a map and a two-page enjoyable truth unfold with photos. mom and dad, academics, and librarians agree that those hugely collectible bankruptcy books are ideal for rising readers and any child who love mysteries!
 

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Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)

By M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin understands the reality whilst she sees it. Now all she has to do is use it...

Gloria French used to be a jolly widow with bottle-blonde hair, a raucous snicker, and rosy cheeks. while she first moved from London to the captivating Cotswold hills, she used to be heartily welcomed. She appeared a do-gooder par excellence, elevating money for the church and taking care of the aged. yet she had a bad behavior of borrowing issues and never giving them back-a teapot right here, a collection of silverware there. So it truly is rather the surprise whilst she is located useless, murdered by means of a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the homicide could be a blight at the small city, the Parish councilor hires deepest detective Agatha Raisin to guide the homicide research. however the village is secretive...and no one's conversing. in fact that does not cease the ever-persistent Agatha from sticking her nostril the place nobody desires it-especially because the suspect record grows. And if it's not adequate that Agatha's personal ex has reentered the image, the killer is now concentrating on Agatha! With anything Borrowed, an individual useless, M. C. Beaton promises extra of the Agatha Raisin readers cannot get adequate of.

"M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery."-The ny instances booklet Review

"In [this] vigorous mystery...Agatha screens a wit and sharp tongue that may proceed to thrill her many fans."-Publishers Weekly

"Beaton has a winner within the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha."-Chicago Sun-Times

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Evil Under the Sun: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The vintage Evil below the Sun, essentially the most recognized of Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth at the path of the killer of a sun-bronzed good looks whose loss of life brings a few quite stunning secrets and techniques into the light.

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A Play of Knaves (A Joliffe Mystery)

By Margaret Frazer

From the pages of the Edgar-nominated Dame Frevisse series...

A ROYAL INTRIGUE...

In the past due autumn of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow gamers are in London to accomplish for the Bishop Beaufort. yet his Eminence has different tasks in brain for the corporate. With the Duke of Bedford's passing, formidable lords and priests are plotting to imagine his function as consultant to the younger King Henry VI - and the Bishop must understand what his opponents are planning.

Dispatched to entertain - and secret agent on - England's royals, Joliffe and corporate come across intrigue from numerous factions either inside of and with out the dominion. And while males who understand an excessive amount of start to die in violent methods, the gamers begin to worry for his or her personal lives...

PRAISE FOR JOLIFFE

"[In A Play of Knaves] the writer seamlessly weaves in interval info that supply the reader a real feel of the perils, attractiveness, and fact of existence at the moment. The secret, as regularly, is expertly performed, and revolves round precise issues of the time. Any reader attracted to mysteries and historical past will locate this one worth the time." - CA Reviews
"If you're an old secret fan...you'll are looking to rush out and get this glorious sequence ... Entertains and confounds with its intricately plotted secret and richly designated writing..." - The Romance Readers Connection

"Brings the interval to lush life... Such richly imagined mysteries come round too rarely." - Roundtable Reviews

compliment FOR MARGARET FRAZER

"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you again to the fifteenth century." - Romantic Times

"More than simply a very good learn. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, figuring out that what tehy've learn is that stuff of actual existence. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review

"A delicate and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England... A tantalizing mystery seems to have wonderful political implications." - Publishers Weekly

"Finely plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the unique substance that brings an period to existence, whereas her characters' mental make-up is as cunningly wrought because the historic background." - Publishers Weekly

"Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her position as one of many preeminent writers of historic crime fiction, providing the entire package deal - a superb secret, marvelous characters, and a desirable interval of historical past. Her novels are a dream to read." - Aunt Agatha's Newsletter

Herodotus Award Winner.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award
Twice nominated for the Minnesota ebook Award
A Romantic instances most sensible Pick.

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