The Cinderella Killer: A theatrical mystery starring actor-sleuth Charles Paris (A Charles Paris Mystery)

A Christmas construction of Cinderella is marred by way of a chain of killings within the waspishly humorous new Charles Paris mystery

touchdown a minor half within the Empire Theatre Eastbourne’s Christmas construction of Cinderella, Charles Paris quickly discovers that his major function is to softly introduce the show's baffled American megastar, well-known sitcom actor Kenny Polizzi, to the unusual customs of English pantomime.

in the course of their convivial classes within the neighborhood pub, Charles unearths himself more and more stuck up in Polizzi’s tangled affairs because the American fends off a vengeful soon-to-be-ex-wife, an obsessed groupie, and a barely-controlled drink challenge. yet Charles is set to be way more concerned than he may want while he stumbles throughout a physique underneath Eastbourne Pier, a neat bullet gap within the centre of the forehead.

because the world’s press descends on Eastbourne, the pantomime rehearsals descend into chaos and he himself comes less than suspicion, it’s as much as Charles to place his popular sleuthing talents to the attempt to determine who particularly killed his fellow forged member – and why.

Simon Brett is the winner of The CWA Diamond Dagger 2014.

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Illegal

By Paul Levine

The Edgar-nominated writer acclaimed for his crackling court docket scenes supplies an adrenaline-laced, no-holds-barred thriller—his strongest novel to date—as a disgraced legal professional travels the twisted border among justice and revenge.

Haunted through a tragedy in his previous and sought after through the police officers for his newest malfeasance, trial attorney Jimmy “Royal” Payne must pass city. That’s while he crosses paths with twelve-year-old Tino Perez, newly arrived from Mexico with out funds and no papers. The gutsy child first robs Payne, then pleads for his support. Marisol, the boy’s mom, is lacking, after crossing the border with a vicious coyote.

Payne doesn’t exit of his manner for someone. yet ex-wife Sharon, the L.A.P.D. detective he nonetheless loves, provides him a decision: aid the boy or visit prison.

Following a series of greed, corruption, and betrayal, Payne lines Marisol’s steps from Mexicali to California’s Hellhole Canyon, swept into the darkish present of unlawful immigration, human trafficking, and sexual slavery. quickly the cynical attorney and the savvy child are bonding…and fighting crafty predators on either side of the border. It’s the 2 of them opposed to a military of law enforcement officials, coyotes, vigilantes, and intercourse slavers. most threatening of all is Simeon Rutledge, a prosperous grower and the most important corporation of farm employees in California.

Just why is Rutledge keen to bribe Payne—or kill him—to hold Marisol less than wraps? Will Payne’s quest redeem his blunders and resurrect his lifeless marriage—or get him buried in a shallow grave? both means, he’ll discover there’s no escaping his past….

From the shadows of migrant stash homes to the fertile fields of the San Joaquin Valley, Illegal delivers a searing mixture of live-wire prose, shattering violence, and wealthy characterization. Set opposed to a backdrop of bigger social matters, it is a masterful story from essentially the most skillful practitioners of the modern mystery.

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The Birth of M.E. Meegs (Emmie Reese Mysteries, Story #1)

By Robert Bruce Stewart

Set in Brooklyn at the flip of the twentieth century, this brief tale follows Emmie Reese, an aspiring journalist with a weird outlook on lifestyles and a negative knowing of forex premiums. Our heroine turns into concerned with a demise within the English county of Lancashire while one in every of her tales is located within the lifeless man’s pocket. Over numerous months—while pursuing her occupation, traveling a literary sweat store, and doing a little strange freelance paintings on the racetrack—she solves the case via transatlantic correspondence with Scotland backyard.

For additional information at the sequence, please stopover at: HarryReeseMysteries.com

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback))

By Loren D. Estleman

A mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbour. Its shipment is fifty bins of earth; its purely dwelling passenger, a black puppy. The captain's physique is lashed to the wheel—drained of blood. quickly, a rash of unusual nocturnal crimes terrifies London. it could basically be the paintings of count number Dracula, and just one guy can keep the town: the world's maximum detective, SHERLOCK HOLMES.

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Too Big to Miss (The Odelia Grey Mysteries)

By Sue Ann Jaffarian

Too large to miss--that's Odelia gray. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized girl who makes no excuses for her weight, she's now not tremendous lady only a mere mortal status at the precipice of menopause, attempting to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles together with her relationships, her loopy family members, and her crazier boss. after which there''s her knack for being in shut proximity to lifeless humans . . . .

When her shut pal Sophie London commits suicide in entrance of a web web-cam via placing a gun in her mouth and pulling the set off, Odelia's lifestyles is modified eternally. Sophie, a plus-sized activist and suggestion to imperfect ladies, is the final individual someone may ever have anticipated to finish her personal lifestyles. Suspecting foul play, Odelia is decided to resolve her friend's loss of life. Odelia's look for the reality takes her from southern California strip shops to the area of reside web-cam porn to the ritzy enclave of Corona del Mar.

Praise:

"I'd prefer to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia, a plus-size fat-liberationist with a good-looking wheelchair-bound lover. Odelia...does now not hesitate to offer justice a small, well-plotted ahead shove at each opportunity."―The big apple Times

"[Odelia] is an exciting personality, a real counter opposed to stereotype, who demonstrates that existence may be sturdy, even in a global the place skinny is usually in."―Booklist

"Balancing her expert abilities as a paralegal together with her self-doubt as a sleuth, Odelia is likely one of the such a lot plausible beginner detectives in contemporary fiction. fantastically plotted and thoroughly crafted, it is a fabulous begin to a thrilling new sequence. Strongly recommended."―Library Journal

"With a solid of various characters, an interesting plot, and a reputable heroine, this can be an relaxing read." ―Mystery Scene

"Plus-size analyzing pleasure--try this one on!"―Lee baby, New York Times bestselling author

"Sue Ann Jaffarian does a masterful activity in developing the nature of a plus-size girl, with various colors of angst, humor, verve, and sensualness. when you get to grasp Odelia gray, you will love her. i do know I do."Naomi Hirahara, Edgar-winning writer of Snakeskin Shamisen
 
"Too gigantic To Miss is simply too stable to overlook, a fun-packed romp that introduces the pleasant Odelia gray and leaves you apprehensive for extra of her. Odelia's certainly worthy her weight in analyzing enjoyment."―Robert S. Levinson, writer of Ask a lifeless Man, Hot Paint,and The Elvis and Marilyn Affair
 
"A plus-sized thumbs up. Jaffarian's a brand new sharpshooter in crime fiction, so set your attractions in this Odelia gray secret for a tightly coiled intrigue that ambitions a beautiful shocker."―Brian M. Wiprud, award-winning writer of Pipsqueak and Stuffed
 
"On one point, Too tremendous To Miss is a vintage, fast paced secret; on one other, it is a passport right into a international we both inhabit or dwell next-door to, yet not often see in well known fiction. Sue Ann Jaffarian breaks ideas and breaks floor, with humor, perception and compassion."―Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award profitable writer of Dating useless Men and Dating is Murder

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Il cappello del prete (Classici moderni)

By Emilio De Marchi

Un barone travolto dai debiti. Un prete arricchitosi con lotto e usura. Una villa vesuviana. Un morto. E un cappello, l’oggetto indistruttibile che darà vita a una serie di colpi di scena. Sono gli ingredienti del primo romanzo noir italiano. Ambientata in una Napoli consistent with nulla pittoresca e raccontata con scrittura svelta e moderna, los angeles vicenda si svolge a partire dall’omicidio del prete e si alimenta degli incubi e delle ossessioni del suo assassino, teso a inseguire quel cappello che sempre sembra sfuggirgli: perché “il prete avrebbe potuto, nella sua misericordia, perdonare; il cappello, no”. De Marchi conduce il lettore attraverso i meandri di un raffinato giallo psicologico sfruttando gli ingredienti narrativi del romanzo d’appendice, nella convinzione che “l’arte è cosa divina; ma non è male di tanto in tanto scrivere anche consistent with i lettori”.

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Where Old Bones Lie (A Mitchell & Markby Cotswold Whodunit, Book 5)

By Ann Granger

What do you do if you happen to imagine your ex-lover has murdered his spouse? That's the query Ursula Gretton, an archeologist engaged on the Saxon burial flooring on Bamford Hill, places to Meredith Mitchell within the desire that Meredith's friendship with Cotswold leader Inspector Markby could forged a few mild on her quandary. yet Markby is dismissive of Ursula's suspicions in regards to the disappearance of Dan Woollard's spouse - until eventually a physique is located within the garbage sell off close to the location Woollard and Ursula were excavating. Woollard's group of archeologists aren't the one ones to disturb the peace of the windswept hill. a lot to the fury of a taciturn pair of neighborhood landowners, a band of latest Age travelers has arrange camp at the hill, in basic terms to vanish the day the body's found. Markby is confronted with a tangle of conflicting clues, suspects and attainable witnesses - among the latter Meredith Mitchell - and whilst a moment physique is located it's transparent the net is starting to be evern extra complicated, and harmful.

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The Hot Pink Farmhouse: A Berger & Mitry Mystery

By David Handler

Mitch stammered, surprised. It had simply hit him. He had no longer occurred upon simply any outdated wino. the fellow status down within the bin was once Dorset's most famed and reclusive resident, Wendell Frye, the guy who had single-handedly redefined glossy American sculpture...His towering, breathtaking scrap-metal sculptures graced plazas and parks through the global, his identify echoing along that of Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi advert Ellsworth Kelly...If the paintings critic from Mitch's paper by some means bought an opportunity to fulfill him, she might, good, plotz.. And the following Mitch used to be status in a dumpster chatting with him approximately Abbott and Costello.

Transplanted ny movie critic Mitch Berger is getting to know a complete new international within the idyllic surroundings of rich Dorset, Connecticut, now not the least of that is his new love. that is Resident country Trooper Desiree Mitry, appealing, vivid, and strong-minded. Des has transferred out of her place because the highest-ranking black girl within the country Police murder division to offer extra time to the artwork for which she has a yes expertise.

Shortly after Mitch's stumble upon with "Hangtown" Frye within the city unload, his new good friend suffers the worst blow of his lifestyles - his cherished daughter "Moose" is killed whilst her sister's vehicle, which she was once riding, explodes. it's totally quickly transparent that the explosion was once no coincidence, and Des, as yet another acquainted with the group than the kingdom cop responsible, takes an advisory half within the research.

As one of many only a few Dorset electorate with whom Frye could have any truck, Mitch is focused on instructions - as an excellent pal prepared to aid as he can round the dilapidated farmhouse that's Frye's ancestral domestic, and because the committed, if not likely, lover of the police officer unofficially yet very actively at the case.

Meanwhile, the previous city is coming to a boil over the query of a brand new public user-friendly tuition, person who may be equipped with contributions from a developer with not anything yet stable needs for the schooling of the neighborhood youngsters, and coincidentally a software of healthy outside residing in the event you can have the funds for the houses he'll construct at the old style estate. Hangtown and Mitch are one of the dispute's doubtful. In a climax that could be a lifelike and scary model of a journey via an enjoyment park "haunted" apartment, the movie critic and his policewoman love come just about tragedy.

Readers met those "wonderfully drawn characters [Susan Isaacs] and "best blood brother staff to come back alongside in years" [Jeffrey Deaver] in Handler's first e-book of the sequence, The chilly Blue Blood. the following Handler consists of on their sharp, inimitable and vigorous adventures to extra satisfaction his readers.

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Double Fugue (A Hunter & Holmes Mystery Book 2)

By Aiden Vaughan

The second one novel within the Hunter & Holmes sequence, Double Fugue maintains to chronicle the adventures of Jason and Daniel that summer season. The identify refers back to the intertwining tales of the publication, and the mental influence that its occasions have at the humans Jason and Daniel support. the most tale line consists of Daniel and his probability assembly with rock megastar Ethan Savage who's retiring from the tune enterprise and making plans to provide away so much of his large fortune from recording and publishing rights. while Daniel by chance witnesses Ethan's mysterious disappearance and substitute by way of a double, he get entangled in a truly unusual and troubling set of conditions that prove having a huge influence on his existence. Daniel additionally discovers that there are lots of features to tune as he explores the pop part and learns concerning the concert/classical aspect via his interactions with Ethan Savage, Jason's good friend Robert Fischer, and native educator and conductor David Molinari.

The different tale line in Double Fugue starts while Marilyn and Jorge Ferreira, Jason's pals from down the block, knock on his door one night and inform him how apprehensive they're approximately their younger nephew, 14-year-old Eric Acosta, who lives in Springdale, a small Monterey County city 70 miles south of the Silicon Valley. Eric it seems that has been attacked, yet refuses to speak about it with somebody, and appears to be like chickening out from conversation with any grownup, together with his very involved mom. Marilyn thinks that perhaps Jason may get via to him, and asks him if he will be keen to attempt. in accordance with his personal stories as against the law sufferer and what he's instructed via the Ferreiras, Jason instantly senses that Eric has been victimized via a merciless predator. Jason and Daniel, in addition to their grownup buddy and consultant, Mr. Joe Connor, speedy got down to stopover at Eric and take a look at to get him to bare what occurred. What they notice and get entangled in is kind of aggravating and intestine wrenching! The booklet contains forty three complete colour illustrations, a “musical” photo layout, and an advantage musical score.

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