By Rita Lakin
Gladdy needs to shop her busybody acquaintances from the expensive sances of a phony-baloney New Age guru. That's while Gladdy comes nose to nose with a pricey departed buddy with a message.
By Lindsey Davis
Inimitable sleuth Falco is again with a vengeance. One evening, a guy is killed and Rome's leader undercover agent left for lifeless. This leaves nobody other than Falco to behavior the research. quickly he's plunged into the fiercely aggressive international of olive oil creation. Political intrigue, an unique Spanish dancer, and forthcoming fatherhood all upload to Falco's problems.
By Anne Perry
Deep in London’s risky slums, Victorians transact their so much mystery and shameful company. For a cost, a guy can procure no matter what he desires. yet for one such guy, the associated fee he can pay is his lifestyles. In sunless Water Lane, revered solicitor Leighton Duff lies useless, kicked and crushed to demise. Beside him is the hardly dwelling physique of his son, Rhys. The police can't fathom those brutal attacks till smart investigator William Monk, aided through nurse-turned-sleuth Hester Latterly, uncovers a connection among them and a sequence of rapes and beatings of neighborhood prostitutes. yet then the case takes a fair extra stunning turn.
By Michael Jecks
Because the summer time OF 1322 eventually brings the solar to Devonshire, apparently Sticklepath continues to be cloaked in a grim, evil darkness. a day of blameless experience ends up in grotesque terror whilst playmates discover the skeleton of a woman. The physique is that of ten-year-old Aline, who disappeared six years ago.
Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his pal, Bailiff Simon Puttock, are summoned to enquire the loss of life, and shortly realize that Aline isn't the purely younger woman to were murdered in recent times. The villagers were concealing not just a serial killer, yet, judging through the country of the our bodies, a cannibal. If the rumours are to be believed, it will probably also be a vampire!
That could clarify the haunted seems within the eyes of such a lot of villagers, and the unusual noises heard overdue at evening from the Sticklepath cemetery...
By Franklin W. Dixon
After the hot hydrofoil they're guarding is stolen, the Hardy boys face common risk in fixing a secret regarding criminals who function via symptoms of the zodiac.
By Paul Harding, Paul Doherty
It's the wintry weather of 1379 and a sea of hassle is besetting England as French privateers proceed to assault the southern coast on a route to threaten London itself. In reaction an English flotilla of warships, with God’s vivid Light in its quantity, has dropped anchor within the Thames. while the solar rises at the flotilla’s first morning, the 1st mate and of the staff of God’s vibrant Light have disappeared with no hint. Sir John Cranston—the wine-loving Coroner of the City—and his clerk Brother Athelstan are summoned to solve the mysteries on board the ill-omened warship. specifically, they have to seek out the reality in the back of the loss of life of Sir Henry Ospring, who after vacationing the ship’s captain was once later viciously stabbed to demise in a tavern chamber. As Cranston and Brother Athelstan examine, they locate themselves within the thick of a bloody conflict as scandal, treason, and homicide rule the day.
By Robert Goddard
At a lush villa at the sun-soaked island of Madeira, Martin Radford is given a moment probability. His lifestyles ruined via scandal, Martin holds in his fingers the leather-bound magazine of one other ruined guy, former British cupboard minister Edwin Strafford. What’s extra, Martin is being provided a job—to go back to England and examine the increase and fall of Strafford, an formidable younger flesh presser whose downfall, in 1910, is as mysterious because the unusual deaths that also hang-out his family.
Martin is intrigued by way of Strafford’ s tale, by way of the man’s overwhelming love for a stunning suffragette, via her inexplicable rejection of him and their love affair’s political repercussions. yet as he retraces Strafford’s ruination, Martin realizes that Strafford didn't fall by accident; he was once driven. without warning Martin, who has no longer cared for plenty of humans in his lifestyles, cares desperately—about a man’s mysterious demise and a family’s poor mystery, a few love past reckoning and betrayal past imagining. so much of all Martin cares as the tale he's uncovering isn't really but over—and one of the women and men nonetheless stuck in its net, Martin himself could be the so much susceptible of all….
By Frank Tallis
A sexual predator is at huge at the streets of Imperial Vienna and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt appeals to his good friend, psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann, for assistance.Early indicators point out that the killer is not any traditional 'lust murderer' yet a completely new phenomenon, his specific deviance revealing the darker preoccupations of the age. to appreciate his behaviour, Liebermann needs to hire the newest advancements in psychoanalysis and take a trip into uncharted areas of the human brain. along the unfolding of this aggravating case, Liebermann needs to deal with his personal sufferers, together with a guy who claims to have noticeable his double - the doppelganger of Germanic folklore - an adventure believed to be an omen of demise. As Liebermann discovers extra approximately this doubtless risk free guy, he turns into confident that his hallucinations are because of a irritating reminiscence, buried deep in his subconscious. may perhaps a mysterious dream carry the most important? because the investigations continue, Liebermann and Rheinhardt locate themselves drawn into the worlds of artwork and couture, worlds within which glamorous appearances masks the main sinister secrets and techniques.
By Franklin W. Dixon
Espionage is often a international affair.
A scholar alternate application brings Frank and Joe to sun-kissed Greece. however the second they hit the scenic port of Piraeus, they land in serious trouble. What begins as a highway struggle quickly escalates to a hornet's nest of espionage, kidnapping, and diplomatic double cross.
Near Yugoslavia, the Hardys locate themselves on a project to rescue a person they don't understand, for a reason they slightly comprehend. just one factor is bound -- if the brother crew fails this border run, they'll be old heritage.
By Agatha Christie
Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to demise at her workplace. subsequent to die is omit Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. extra worrying than the alphabetic series of the killings or the ABC Railway advisor that the killer leaves on the scene of every crime are the taunting notes Hercule Poirot gets whenever the killer is ready to strike back. it's one in all Poirot’s so much demanding circumstances but.