The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

By Lilian Jackson Braun

Meet prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his awesome Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum—the very unlikely, most original, most enjoyable staff in detective fiction!

The means Jim Qwilleran sees it, there’s not anything worse than being left excessive and dry. yet that’s precisely the place he’s been ever considering the fact that a record-breaking drought hit Moose County. He’s bedraggled. Beleaguered. And, following a rash of fires at neighborhood historical minesites, deeply bewildered. a few blame the blazes on undesirable climatic conditions, yet Qwill’s considering arson. And while a mysterious explosion is by way of a blood-chilling homicide, he starts off heavily praying for snow—and solutions. great point Koko can odor difficulty a mile away…

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Bullets for Macbeth (Hilary Quayle Mysteries)

By Marvin Kaye

Hilary takes on a couple of mysteries - one fictional, and one all too real...

In university, Hilary Quayle dreamed of the degree, and taking part in all of the nice prime women that Shakespeare needed to provide. yet her curiosity was once due much less to the Bard than to a different guy: director, actor, and theatrical character Michael Godwin. And even though she obtained her want, she came across that performing onstage and romancing behind the scenes didn't upload as much as happiness.

A decade prior collage, she’s now a exposure wizard and low sleuth, yet nonetheless nursing sufficient of a schoolgirl overwhelm to assist Michael Godwin while he calls.The director is in big apple to level a staggering, arena-sized Macbeth, person who will resolution the centuries-old query: who's the mysterious 3rd assassin who seems in Act III?

When injuries start to plague the construction, Godwin and his corporation chalk it as much as the play’s curse. but if a true assassin enters the scene, merely Hilary Quayle can warrantly a cheerful finishing.

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Fall of a Philanderer (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, No. 14)

By Carola Dunn

In the summer season of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a summer time vacation by way of the ocean along with her step-daughter Belinda and Belinda's buddy Deva, and her husband, Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard. Daisy is watching for a soothing, non-dramatic vacation. yet Daisy does not have that sort of good fortune. it appears a neighborhood low-rent Don Juan has been busily seducing the neighborhood womanfolk and, in a city this small, no key is saved for lengthy. A proven fact that is abundantly illustrated while the Fletcher's uncomplicated picnic is interrupted by way of the invention of a damaged physique on the foot of the cliff--that of the philandering neighborhood innkeeper of undesirable reminiscence. Like Jacqueline Winspear's a lot praised novels approximately Maisy Dobbs, Carola Dunn vividly conjures up the lifestyles and occasions of 1920's England wrapped in a vintage secret to please her many fans.

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Night of the Black Bear (Mysteries in Our National Park, Book 13)

By Gloria Skurzynski

This exciting sequence roars again to lifestyles with the discharge of poser #13, evening of the Black endure. whatever very unusual is happening in nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park. A teenage woman is the newest sufferer in increasingly more endure assaults. officers needs to determine what's inflicting the weird endure habit or shut the park. Can the Landons help?

Soon Jack and Ashley are trying to find solutions with their new acquaintances Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose kinfolk as soon as lived on park land. yet a heated argument over ancestral land rights places the Landon teenagers in the midst of a conflict of cultures. Tensions mount while Merle is stuck in a lie--a lie that leads immediately to the heart-pounding solution.

This breathtaking new experience beneficial properties an afterword via a park naturalist on black undergo habit and the issues attributable to travelers feeding flora and fauna. evening of the Black undergo is a fast paced narrative deal with full of shiny descriptions of the usual, medical, and cultural phenomena of significant Smoky Mountains nationwide Park; a page-turner that might placed this well known nationwide Park excessive at the holiday wish-list of all younger readers.

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Sad Cypress: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle 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 inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In her vintage Sad Cypress, a girl damned through overwhelming facts stands accused of murdering her romantic rival, and purely Poirot stands among her and the gallows.

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Man in the Empty Suit

By Sean Ferrell

Say you are a time vacationer and you have already toured the whole lot of human heritage. After some time, the surface global may lose a bit of its luster. that is why this time vacationer celebrates his birthday partying with himself. each year, he travels to an deserted resort in ny urban in 2071, the hundredth anniversary of his beginning, and beverages twelve-year-old Scotch (lots of it) with all of the different models of who he has been and who he'll be. yes, the social gathering is similar 12 months after 12 months, yet at the least it truly is one get together the place he can rather, good, be himself.

The yr he turns 39, although, the social gathering takes a tense flip for the more serious. sooner than he even makes it into the grand ballroom for a drink he encounters the physique of his forty-year-old self, useless of a gunshot wound to the pinnacle. because the older types of himself on the get together indicate, the onus is on him to determine what went wrong--he has 365 days to forestall himself from being murdered, or they are all goners. As he follows clues that he may well or would possibly not have willingly left for himself, he discovers rampant paranoia and suspicion between his more youthful selves, and a daunting conspiracy one of the Elders. most intricate of all is a haunting lady very likely named Lily who turns up on the social gathering this yr, the 1st individual along with himself he is ever visible on the social gathering. For the 1st time, he has whatever to lose. this is hoping he can avoid wasting model of his personal life

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The Cocoa Conspiracy (A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery, Book 2)

By Andrea Penrose

Girl Arianna's reward of an extraordinary quantity of botanical engravings to her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, has whatever much more infrequent hidden inside-sensitive govt files which might mark one they carry pricey as a traitor of King and state. To unmask the villain, they need to root out a crafty conspiracy-armed in basic terms with their wits and services in chocolate...

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A Walk with the Dead

When a tender lady, Jill Harris, is murdered, the case quickly turns into own for Monika Paniatowski. She observed the sufferer having a look distressed merely hours earlier than she was once killed, and Jill used to be an identical age as her personal daughter, Louisa.

Driven by means of guilt and pity, Monika throws herself into the research, yet either the manager constable, who's away, and Colin Beresford - her correct hand guy - imagine she is just too emotionally concerned to address it.

What none of them recognize is that the killer is making plans to strike again...

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Addiction (Peter Zak Mysteries)

By G. H. Ephron

Amnesia, G.H. Ephron's acclaimed debut, brought forensic neuropsychologist and professional protection witness Dr. Peter Zak. Returning in dependancy, Peter is again within the thick of items on the Pearce Psychiatric middle, dealing with sufferers in addition to daily general administrative nightmares on the health center, like budgetary issues, building, and co-workers' drug trials. after which the worst nightmare of all-the homicide of a colleague.

Such an occasion, if it were not devastating adequate, rekindles Peter's thoughts of the homicide of his spouse, which left Peter emotionally shattered and remoted; he is only in the near past started to emerge. yet he cannot retreat this time; he needs to use his services to aid reconstruct this baffling and very own killing.

Peter discovers his buddy and previous lover, Pearce psychiatrist Channing Temple, useless from a gunshot wound on sanatorium grounds. Her 16-year-old daughter Olivia is status over the physique, protecting a gun. Did Olivia, who has been abusing Ritalin and different medicines, kill her mom? Peter thinks now not, yet she is instantly arraigned for homicide, and he has in simple terms weeks to discover the killer sooner than Olivia is distributed to criminal. during this annoying and compelling moment installment in a hugely lauded sequence, the proficient writing crew often called G.H. Ephron tackles the hazards and misconceptions surrounding addiction...and the chaos of murder.

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