By Arthur Conan Doyle
Yellow fog is swirling during the streets of London, and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until eventually the coming of a distressed and lovely younger girl forces the good detective into motion. every year following the unusual disappearance of her father, leave out Morstan has got a gift of an extraordinary and lustrous pearl. Now, at the day she is summoned to satisfy her nameless benefactor, she consults Holmes and Watson.
By Dolores Gordon-Smith
"Recaptures the power and insouciance of the Golden Age of writers."--Robert Barnard
It's the peak of summer season, 1923. At a ball in Sussex, former Royal Flying Corps pilot Jack Haldean investigates an obvious suicide, yet every thing is thrown into chaos whilst a bunch of Russian revolutionaries turns into curious about the affair. In a case related to deception, greed, jealousy, kidnapping, torture, and extra homicide, Jack will face an agonizing selection.
Dolores Gordon-Smith is the writer of A Fete Worse than Death, the 1st within the Jack Haldean sequence. She is married with 5 daughters and lives in Cheshire, uk.
By Richard Stark
A corrupt African colonel has switched over part his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a big apple secure condo. 4 upstanding electorate plan to rescue their new country by means of stealing the diamonds back—with the aid of a “specialist”—Parker, that's. He has the simplest references on the town. Will Parker holiday his rule opposed to operating with amateurs and aid them simply because his girl will be disillusioned if he doesn’t? Or simply because 3 employed morons have threatened to kill him and his lady if he does? They inspiration they have been paying for a bonus, yet what they get is a predated loss of life certificate.
“Crime fiction stripped down—as it was once intended to be. . . . Oh, how the pages continue turning.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
“Old grasp that he's, Stark does them all one better.”—Los Angeles Times
By Peter Straub
A lady commits suicide for no obvious cause. every week later, her son– fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill–vanishes. His uncle, novelist Timothy Underhill, searches his native land of Millhaven for clues that may aid get to the bottom of this terrible twin secret. He quickly learns pedophilic assassin is at the free within the neighborhood, and that almost immediately prior to his mother’s suicide, Mark had turn into captivated with an deserted condominium the place he imagined the killer may need taken safe haven. No mere empty development, the home whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror tale, and Tim Underhill involves worry that during investigating its unspeakable heritage, Mark stumbled throughout its final and maximum mystery: a ghostly misplaced lady who could have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious area.
On a searing summer season Friday, Eddie Chapman has been caught for hours in a traffic congestion. There are injuries alongside the street, yet ambulances and police are conspicuously absent. while he comes to a decision to desert his automobile and run domestic, he sees that the timber alongside the sting of a movement were burnt, and the water within the streambed is long past. whatever is especially wrong.
When he arrives domestic, the ability is out and there's no operating water. The pipes far and wide, it kind of feels, have long gone dry. Eddie and his spouse, Laura, locate themselves thrust including their buddies whereas a feeling of unease thickens within the stifling evening air.
Thirst occurs within the speedy aftermath of a mysterious disaster--the Chapmans and their friends endure the consequences of the warmth, their thirst, and the terrifying awareness that not anyone is coming to assist. As violence rips in the course of the group, Eddie and Laura are pressured to remember secrets and techniques from their prior and query their current humanity. In crisp and convincing prose, Ben Warner compels readers to do an identical. What may well you do to survive?
By Iris Johansen
The number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Iris Johansen returns with an electrifying and all-too-plausible mystery that pushes the extent of suspense to the utmost and by no means shall we up. From the annoying commencing scene to the ultimate explosive web page, Johansen can provide a knockout novel, as an not going pair of allies needs to reveal a crew of killers hiding at the back of an unspeakable act of terror—and probability finishing up their subsequent target.
She witnesses demise in the course of the eye of her digital camera. Now a constant killer is targeted on her. A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has noticeable it all—but her most recent task has pressured her throughout a perilous line. What occurs while a reporter does greater than simply file? She has recorded essentially the most tragic and heartbreaking of catastrophes, every little thing from ordinary mess ups to notorious acts of terror. Her studies have left her without end marked with the human facet of tragedy. So while a dam breaks in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex is once again on the web site doing greater than simply snapping pictures—she is within the dust with a shovel digging for survivors.
What occurs whilst the reporter turns into the tale? Alex unearths greater than she bargained for. in a single poor rapid, she is witness to a conspiracy that may stun a country. The reliable tale is simply a cover-up for a fact so scary, so unthinkable, a person who threatens to bare it has to be silenced. endlessly. And now that somebody is Alex Graham.
the 1st try out on her existence is quick and brutal. merely slightly escaping, she reveals an best friend in an out of this world resource. Billionaire financier John Logan has his personal purposes for safeguarding Alex, and those purposes on my own are inclined to get her killed. utilizing his substantial connections and affects, Logan assigns a bodyguard to guard her. Judd Morgan is the simplest covert commando within the enterprise, and if somebody can hold Alex secure, it’s this quietly harmful guy. the matter is, Alex doesn’t are looking to be saved secure by means of Judd, whose checkered prior has made him the objective of an unseen murderer who canines his each step.
By Lee Goldberg
PRAISE FOR LEE GOLDBERG'S MONK NOVELS
""No one else might seize those characters and produce them to existence at the web page the way in which Lee Goldberg does!"-- King's River lifestyles Magazine
"Goldberg makes Adrian Monk even more attention-grabbing than the television version: the twitches are much less seen, the results less predictable. Even (or specially) the secondary characters are extra attention-grabbing and feature sharper dialogue."--Chicago Tribune
""The in simple terms other thing enjoyable than observing Monk is analyzing the adventures Lee Goldberg creates for him. The books set a excessive general from the get-go." Crimespree Magazine
"Full of snippets of slapstick humor and Monk's targeted abilities for observation," Library Journal
"This most modern hilariously humorous and devilishly smart novel approximately TV's obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk is an very unlikely crime lover's pride! Very humorous and inventively plotted," Ellery Queen secret Magazine
">"Throughout the Mr. Monk sequence writer Lee Goldberg has continually stored an organization seize on precisely who his characters are, and he's capable of expertly play them opposed to each other to the simplest dramatic and comedian advantage," The Gumshoe Review
"You'd be hard-pressed to discover one other contemporary paintings that offers such a lot of hip and funny moments." Bookgasm
By Penny Vincenzi
An spell binding epic of the glamorous lifestyles within the mid-20th century with surroundings that extends from big apple to London, Into Temptation provides apt and telling insights into the area of the British aristocracy and their literary legacy.
Into Temptation, the 3rd e-book of the Lytton relatives trilogy, shifts the point of interest to big apple urban and Barty Miller. Rescued from the slums as a toddler through Celia Lytton and now residing in ny, Barty heads greater than 1/2 the Lytton publishing condo. Falling on undesirable instances, the kinfolk is concerned that Barty will make a company determination that may be devastating to them. yet will she? As occasions spread, long-buried secrets and techniques about the entire family members are printed, shaking the very foundations of the Lytton’s international. Readers have come to depend upon Vincenzi for her enthralling prose kind and the epic scope of her dramas; just like the Lytton kin sagas that precede it, Into Temptation doesn't disappoint.
By Chris Grabenstein
The new novel within the award-winning secret sequence that "moves like lightning" - Kirkus Reviews
“I didn’t do it!” is whatever police officers listen for all time. but if the plea comes from a detailed pal who’s fallen on challenging times,it’s harder to disregard, specifically for younger Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the beginning of one other action-packed summer time for the clever cracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now leader of Detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their most sensible to assist Danny’s good friend, a tender nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of annoyed attack through a prestigious Sea Haven doctor. Ceepak’s unshakable code of honor is demonstrated whilst he trusts that the nurse is telling the reality. It’s stretched to the restrict whilst one of many nurse’s domestic healthiness care sufferers turns up dead.Now Ceepak and Danny needs to solution the challenging and terrible query: “Did we simply aid a chum break out with murder?”Get prepared for one more enjoyable and fast moving page-turner from Anthony and Agatha award-winner Chris Grabenstein.
By Waverly Curtis
"I am Pepe. yet you could name me el Jefe."
Pepe could have gentle white fur, enormous brown eyes, and mucho attitude--but he is no hairy style fad. Pepe can talk--even if his new proprietor, Geri Sullivan, appears to be like the one one who can comprehend him.
When Geri takes on her first project for a unusual investigator named Jimmy G and stumbles over a Seattle millionaire's corpse, Pepe proves to be worthy his weight in liver treats. Suspicion falls at the not-so-grieving widow, who desires to finance a fact television exhibit, Dancing With canine.
Normally, Pepe would not be stuck muerte in a shiny gown. in spite of the fact that, he has to smell out the genuine killer and continue Geri secure. Lesser canines may cringe. yet Pepe is not the variety to show tail and run. . .
"Pepe is one cool sleuth. i actually enjoyed this book." --Leslie Meier, writer of the Lucy Stone mysteries
"Readers will sit up straight and beg for more." --Sushi the Shih Tzu, canines celebrity of the Trash 'n' Treasures mysteries by means of Barbara Allan
"A enjoyable and breezy mystery." –Jennie Bentley
Waverly Curtis is the joint byline for the secret writing staff Waverly Fitzgerald and Curtis Colbert.
Waverly Fitzgerald is the writer of 4 historic romances below the identify Nancy Fitzgerald. She has taught writing sessions on the UCLA Writers software, the collage of Washington Extension, and neighborhood meetings. She presently teaches at Richard Hugo residence, the literary arts middle in Seattle. She lives in Seattle along with her daughter, Shaw, and Shaw's Chihuahua, Pepe.
Curt Colbert is the writer of the Jake Rossiter and pass over Jenkins mysteries. A Seattle local, Curt is usually a poet and an avid heritage buff. Curt and his spouse, Stephanie, reside in a Seattle suburb lower than the thrall in their cat, Esmeralda.