Shipwrecks (Harvest Book)

By Akira Yoshimura

Isaku is a nine-year-old boy residing in a distant, desperately terrible fishing village at the coast of Japan. His humans trap just enough fish to live to tell the tale, and so needs to distill salt to promote to neighboring villages. yet this serves one other, extra sinister objective: the fires of the salt cauldrons trap passing ships towards the shore and onto rocky shoals. whilst a boat runs aground, the villagers slaughter the staff and loot the shipment for rice, wine, and wealthy cuisine. in the future a boat founders at the rocks. yet Isaku learns that its shipment is much deadlier than may well ever be imagined. Shipwrecks, the 1st novel by means of the good eastern author Yoshimura to be translated into English, is a stunningly strong, Gothic story of destiny and retribution.

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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (Isabel Dalhousie Series)

By Alexander McCall Smith


Nothing captures the appeal of Edinburgh just like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie sequence of novels that includes the insatiably curious thinker and lady detective.  no matter if investigating a case or an issue of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, considered one of fiction’s such a lot richly built beginner detectives, is usually able to pursue the solutions to all of life’s questions, huge and small.

Isabel Dalhousie, the Edinburgh thinker and beginner sleuth, solutions an unforeseen attraction from prosperous artwork collector Duncan Munrowe. a piece by means of the distinguished French artist Nicolas Poussin has been stolen from Munrowe’s inner most assortment. by no means one to refuse a request for aid, Isabel consents to aid recuperate the portray, and discovers that the thieves should be towards the landlord than he ever might have anticipated.
Meanwhile, Isabel and her husband Jamie suspect that their three-year-old might be a budding mathematical genius. Then there's the query of no matter if Isabel can assist a tender couple who are looking to stream in together—against the needs of the girl’s mom and dad. As she wrestles with those difficulties, Isabel reveals herself demonstrated as a mother or father, a thinker, and a chum. yet, as ever, her sturdy experience, speedy wits, and type center can assist her come to the proper resolution.

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Last Post: A Novel of Suspense

By Robert Barnard

A mysterious envelope arrives on Eve McNabb's doorstep quickly after she has buried her mom, a lady who stored many secrets and techniques. The complicated letter inside of this envelope tricks at a bootleg ardour among the letter author and Eve's mom, may perhaps McNabb.

even if she was once a baby, Eve sensed that there have been components of May's lifestyles she may by no means comprehend. She may by no means comprehend the main points of her mom and dad' marriage or why her father unexpectedly disappeared from her existence. whereas Eve has continuously believed that her father used to be lifeless, she starts off to wonder if her mother's existence as a widow were a ruse. Will she need to query every little thing her mom has informed her? may perhaps her father be alive and good? The letter author can have a few solutions, yet how can Eve locate him or her?

With just a blurred postmark for a clue, Eve units out to find the author and trip into her personal earlier. What she by no means suspected used to be that questions could be harmful, even perhaps deadly...

choked with piercing wit and illuminating perception into the human , Robert Barnard's Last Post proves over again that he's one of many nice masters of mystery.

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Ratking (An Aurelio Zen Mystery)

By Michael Dibdin

During this masterpiece of mental suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to enquire the abduction of Ruggiero Miletti, a robust Perugian industrialist. yet no one a lot desires Zen to prevail: no longer the neighborhood gurus, who view him as an intruder, and definitely now not Miletti's teenagers, who appear content material to allow the top of the family members languish within the fingers of his abductors -- if he is nonetheless alive.

Was Miletti actually the sufferer of professionals?  Or could his kidnapper be a person in the direction of domestic: his preening son Daniele, together with his million-lire dresser and his ecocnomic drug business?  His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid good looks conceals a devastating mystery? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his personal ends? As Zen attempts to solve this rat's nest of kin intrigue and respectable complicity, Michael Dibdin supplies us one in all his so much comprehensive thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police approach and mental suspense.

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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 inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. theft and brutal homicide aboard a luxurious delivery ensnares Poirot in The secret of the Blue Train.

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Picked to Die (An Orchard Mystery)

By Sheila Connolly

The new Orchard Mystery--from the New York Times bestselling writer of Golden Malicious and Scandal in Skibbereen

A TREE is understood by means of ITS FRUIT
It’s harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard proprietor Meg Corey and her fiancé, Seth, are either racing to overcome the recent England wintry weather. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a body of workers, whereas Seth is operating to revive an outdated development within the middle of city. but if his undertaking is set back due to the unforeseen discovery of a skeleton lower than the building—and even worse, a tender guy regarding one among Meg’s former apple pickers is located lifeless at the back of the neighborhood feed store—the couple’s conscientiously laid plans are quick spoiled…
Meg can’t support yet ask yourself: are they simply unfortunate, or is there anything rotten in Granford? if that is so, she is familiar with she’s obtained to search out the undesirable apple sooner than it ruins the total bunch…
Includes scrumptious Recipes

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The Pilgrim of Hate (Brother Cadfael Mysteries)

By Ellis Peters

The fourth anniversary of the move of Saint Winifred's bones to the Abbey at Shrewsbury is a time of social gathering for the 12th-century pilgrims amassing from all over. In far-off Winchester, notwithstanding, a knight has been murdered. may perhaps or not it's simply because he was once a supporter of the Empress Maud, one in all quite a few pretenders to the throne? it is as much as herbalist, sleuth, and Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael to trace down the killer within the pious throng.

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The Corpse with the Silver Tongue (A Cait Morgan Mystery)

By Cathy Ace

In the south of France the place hatred simmers within the warmth, a guy likely in demand, and positively feared, drops useless at a cocktail party. all the site visitors fall lower than suspicion, together with Welsh-Canadian professor Cait Morgan. A criminologist who focuses on profiling sufferers, Cait units out to unravel the murder—and transparent her identify. upload to this the disappearance of an historical Celtic gold collar acknowledged to be cursed and there you may have the constituents for a Nicoise salad of dying, secrets and techniques, and lies. Will Cait locate the killer earlier than she too falls sufferer to a assassin pushed through a shocking and hectic motive?

The Corpse with the Silver Tongue is the 1st within the Cait Morgan secret sequence, a vintage whodunit sequence that includes the eccentric Professor Cait Morgan.

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Cool in Tucson (A Sarah Burke Mystery) (Volume 1)

By Elizabeth Gunn

Tucson police detective Sarah Burke, clever and bold, concerns that Sergeant Delaney, her improved at the murder squad, turns out to have a grudge opposed to her. nonetheless smarting from a painful divorce, she places own issues apart to pay attention to a physique present in a carpark. The case takes a strange flip while Sarah's younger niece, Denny, missed through her substance-abusing mom and suffering to stick at school, disappears. the hunt is complex via interference from the drug ring that the suspected murderer's been operating for, and Sarah's becoming romantic curiosity in a colleague rebuilding his existence after injury...

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The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic Mysteries, No. 1)

By JoAnna Carl

After giving up her profession as a Texas trophy spouse, 28-year-old Lee McKinney reveals herself in a Michigan inn city, holding the books for her Aunt Nettie’s luxurious chocolate enterprise. yet she quickly unearths that her new existence isn’t all muffins and bonbons…

Clementine Ripley, the safeguard legal professional all people likes to hate, is throwing a celebration that demands a number of thousand money worthy of customized chocolates—some made within the snapshot of her champion cat. Lee jumps on the activity, yet candy luck takes a sour flip while anyone provides and additional ingrediant—cyanide—to certainly one of their scrumptious goodies and it reveals its method into Ms. Ripley’s mouth. Now it’s as much as Lee to determine who tampered with Aunt Nettie’s recipe sooner than they locate themselves in the back of not-so-chocolate bars.


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