The City Trap

By John Dalton

A murdered prostitute: Des McGinlay's first large case might be effortless to unravel. yet he's suffering to fend off the 'big wallow' eager to pull his existence jointly as he choices during the wreckage of others'.

Vin, who enjoyed her, is being manage because the fall man for the homicide. Bertha, the grieving mom, desires Des for a profitable destiny. And as a photographer, a dope head and a right-wing flesh presser are sucked into the vortex, the lowlife sharks are circling.

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Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery)

By Joanne Fluke

The citizens of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are making plans to color the city purple, white, and blue to have fun the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake store, The Cookie Jar. . .

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

Hannah Swensen concept she'd eventually chanced on the recipe for an ideal existence. yet her someday beau Norman Rhodes tosses a shock element into the combo while he telephones to inform her he is simply obtained a home from neighborhood drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to rip down with a view to construct the dream domestic he and Hannah designed. it sort of feels the plan has been cooking for relatively it slow, and Hannah's surprised. specifically when you consider that her ring finger continues to be a great deal naked. . .

The excellent news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down home is packed with antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mom first dibs. They discover a few beautiful previous furnishings, a patchwork cover. . .and Rhonda Scharf's useless physique. a bit extra sleuthing turns up the half-eaten is still of a really precise dinner for two--and one of many Cookie Jar's recognized lemon meringue pies. Now it truly is as much as Hannah to show up the heat--and get busy monitoring down clues. beginning in her own kitchen. . .

Includes 9 unique cookie and dessert recipes that you should try!

"Fun. . .frothy. . .Enticing recipes for cookies and different treats, offered with beneficial procedural tricks, are an additional bonus." --Publishers Weekly

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A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out 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 complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. A homicide is Announced in a small city newspaper advertisement—and pass over Marple needs to resolve the fiendish puzzle whilst against the law does certainly occur.

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The Sherlockian

By Graham Moore

In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, looking forward to the detective's subsequent experience, in simple terms to discover the unthinkable: his writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed opposed to Conan Doyle as his murderer.

Then in 1901, simply as without warning as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The ultimate Problem," he resurrected him. notwithstanding the author stored special diaries of his days and paintings, Conan Doyle by no means defined this surprising switch of middle. After his demise, certainly one of his journals from the intervening time interval used to be came across to be lacking, and within the a long time given that, hasn't ever been found.

Or has it?

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes fanatic society, The Baker road Irregulars, he by no means imagines he is approximately to be thrust onto the quest for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the lacking diary. but if the world's prime Doylean student is located murdered in his inn room, it truly is Harold - utilizing knowledge and strategies gleaned from numerous detective tales - who takes up the hunt, either for the diary and for the killer.

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Everything To Lose

By Gordon Bickerstaff

Collage researchers declare that their new product will develop the functionality of each athlete on the planet. The Lambeth staff ship a scientist, Gavin Shawlens, to enquire the declare. The product is stolen, most sensible athletes disappear, and the examine workforce are unaware that their product has a perilous aspect impression. Gavin needs to cease the product release prior to extra humans die horribly. while Gavin disappears, Zoe Tampsin, from the Lambeth workforce, needs to locate him earlier than he turns into the subsequent sufferer. as though Zoe does not have sufficient on her plate. previous occasions in Gavin's existence meet up with him. a robust US basic has made up our minds that Gavin needs to die to avoid publicity of a 60-year-old mystery able to world-changing and power-shifting occasions. The chase is on…

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Caveat Emptor: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Novels of the Roman Empire)

By Ruth Downie

In her fourth novel, Ruth Downie brings to lifestyles the corruption and treachery of Roman-occupied Britain, because it closes in on her winsome prime guy. Gaius Petreius Ruso and his new spouse Tilla have moved to town of Verulamium, the place a tax guy named Julius Asper has long gone lacking, besides some huge cash. because the research deepens, and regardless of our hero's top efforts to get himself fired, he and his bride locate themselves trapped on the center of an more and more treacherous conspiracy regarding robbery, forgery, buried treasure, and the legacy of Boudica, the insurgent queen.

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Death on a Pale Horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service (Pegasus Crime (Hardcover))

"Donald Thomas is the all time most sensible at Sherlockian pastiche."―Ellery Queen secret Magazine

In a momentous interval of British background, Donald Thomas’s most recent Sherlock Holmes event pits the good Detective and his trustworthy biographer, Dr. John Watson, opposed to a world conspiracy led through a disgraced English officer.  Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him “The Mark of the Beast”; his satanic ingenuity leaves a fabulous path of devastation.  It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by way of Zulu tribesmen armed basically with shields and spears, to a life-and-death fight at the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.  

The inheritor to the French empire lies useless within the African dust.  Europe is delivered to the edge of conflict via solid despatches, designed to counterpoint gun-runners and assassins.  The gold-fields and diamond mines of South Africa develop into the playground of geared up crime. 

Only the detective genius of Holmes can turn out a fit for the unfolding illegal activity of Moran and his associates.  With Watson and Mycroft at his facet, Sherlock Holmes back demonstrates even if the powers of the kingdom and the underworld may possibly attempt to overpower him, they won't ever out-think his well suited analytical brain on the top of its powers.

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Still Life

By Louise Penny

Winner of the recent Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his workforce of investigators are referred to as in to the scene of a suspicious dying in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, an area fixture within the tiny hamlet of 3 Pines, simply north of the U.S. border, has been stumbled on lifeless within the woods. The locals are definite it is a tragic looking coincidence and not anything extra, yet Gamache smells whatever foul in those distant woods, and is quickly convinced that Jane Neal died by the hands of somebody even more sinister than a slipshod bowhunter.

Still Life introduces not just an attractive sequence hero in Inspector Gamache, who instructions his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet braveness, but in addition a successful and proficient new author of conventional mysteries within the individual of Louise Penny.

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Stranger Than Truth

By Vera Caspary

Vera Caspary, the famed writer of Laura, supplies us one other gripping crime drama, informed via moving issues of view.

John Ansell, younger and idealistic editor of fact and Crime journal, desires to breathe new existence into the stale and formulaic e-book. rather than rehashing a narrative that's already been confirmed well known in different places, he unearths a clean one: the homicide of Warren G. Wilson, famed figurehead of a correspondence direction. The homicide itself isn't too remarkable—just a bullet within the back—but the sufferer is one other case, because it turns into obvious that regardless of having a loved ones identify, not anything is understood approximately him. maybe even extra abnormal is how Ansell's boss totally refuses to run the tale and, quickly thereafter, Ansell is poisoned.

Caspary masterfully permits the reality to slowly untangle during this exceedingly woven secret, eventually on hand as an booklet.

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