By Carl Hiaasen
R.J. Decker, famous person tenant of the neighborhood trailer park and neophyte inner most eye is fishing for a killer. because of a sportsman's rip-off that is something yet sportsmanlike, there is a physique floating in Coon lavatory, Florida -- and much that is rotten within the murky waters of big-stakes, large-mouth bass tournaments. right here Decker will staff up with a half-blind, half-mad hermit with an urge for food for street kill; dare to kiss his ex-wife whereas she's in mattress together with her new husband; and face lethal television evangelists, dangerously seductive ladies, and a pistol-toting redneck with a pit bull on his arm. And right here his personal existence turns into a part of the stakes. For whereas the "double whammy" is the entice, first prize is for the main inventive homicide.
By Ben H. Winters
"[The] bizarre, appealing, unapologetically apocalyptic final Policeman trilogy is considered one of my favourite secret series."—John eco-friendly, writer of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns
Winner of the 2013 Edgar® Award Winner for top Paperback Original!
What’s the purpose in fixing murders if we’re all going to die quickly, anyway?
Detective Hank Palace has confronted this question ever because asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no likelihood left. No wish. simply six necessary months till impact.
The final Policeman presents a desirable portrait of a pre-apocalyptic usa. The economic climate spirals downward whereas vegetation rot within the fields. church buildings and synagogues are packed. humans world wide are jogging off the job—but no longer Hank Palace. He’s investigating a demise by way of putting in a urban that sees a dozen suicides each week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the one cop who cares.
the 1st in a trilogy, The final Policeman offers a secret set on the point of an apocalypse. As Palace’s research performs out lower than the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re faced by way of difficult questions approach past “whodunit.” What foundation does civilization leisure upon? what's existence worthy? What may any of us do, what may we really do, if our days have been numbered?
By Lee Charles Kelley
Kennel proprietor and ex-big urban cop Jack box cares extra approximately canine than he does approximately humans -- except for his lady-love, attractive neighborhood medical expert Dr. Jamie Cutter.
That's why he can't stand round and do not anything while a helpless dogs is unfairly accused . . . of murder!
The police up right here within the Maine boondocks have chanced on the physique of a country preferrred courtroom Justice in his vehicle -- his throat ripped to shreds -- and they're certain the offender is Roark, the probably vicious boxer within the again seat. Jack, although, has severe doubts.
So, after first rescuing Roark from the experts, Jack is decided to smell out the true wrongdoer with assistance from his partner-in-crime-solving Jamie and a passel of playful beagles, together with a particularly proficient puppy named Maggie. yet sticking his nostril the place it isn't welcome may well turn out a most dangerous online game certainly . . .
By Laurie R. King
For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months overseas was once specifically candy. there has been even a secret to solve—the unexplained disappearance of a complete colony of bees from one in all Holmes’s cherished hives.
But the expected sweetness in their homecoming is instantly tempered via a galling reminiscence from the prior. Mary had met Damian Adler just once prior to, while the surrealist painter were charged with—and exonerated from—murder. Now the younger guy is enlisting the Holmeses’ support back, this time in a determined look for his lacking spouse and child.
Mary has frequently saw that there are numerous forms of insanity, and sooner than this example yields its shattering resolution she’ll come into harmful touch with a good variety of them. From suicides at Stonehenge to the darkish secrets and techniques of a tender woman’s prior at the streets of Shanghai, Mary will locate herself at the path of a killer extra harmful than any she’s ever faced—a killer Sherlock Holmes himself might be preserving for purposes close to and expensive to his middle.
By Janet Kagan
Homicide, secret, and interstellar intrigue! Lassti, a newly came upon planet, is the guts of political intrigue. lately the planet survey team’s physicist was once chanced on useless. was once he killed? if that is so, by means of who? certainly one of his fellow surveyors? Or by way of one of many birdlike natives of Lassti? this can be, in the event that they are clever in any respect, that's proving demanding to inform. Into this combination arrives Tocohl, a Hellspark dealer who simply desired to have a holiday. After being attacked, rescuing a tender girl, and going earlier than a pass judgement on, Tocohl has discovered all she ever desired to learn about being within the mistaken position on the unsuitable time. Now she is looking for solutions to mysteries that may shop a world.
Hellspark, specifically, is considered one of our very favourite novels in any style. All of Janet’s excellencies are obvious as she explores the interfaces of tradition, language, intelligence, and what it skill to be human. in case you have now not learn Hellspark, you want to accomplish that instantly. it is that good.”—Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, coauthors of the best-selling Liaden Universe® series
“An absolute delight.”—Mike Resnick
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By Michael Innes
At Mullion fortress, luxurious stately domestic, we meet the Earl and his kinfolk, who contain his pleasant daughters, Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. old-fashioned pal, Charles Honeybath, who has been commissioned to color a portrait of the Earl's spouse, reveals himself on the helm of a fancy research concerning ancestral artistic endeavors and a tender under-gardener, Swithin, who turns out to own the kin good points a bit of strikingly.
By Martin Cruz Smith
Martin Cruz Smith's “masterful” (USA TODAY) and “irresistible” (People) New York Times bestseller and Washington Post remarkable ebook of the yr: Arkady Renko needs to attach the dots between a Russian journalist’s mysterious loss of life, corrupt politicians, murderous gangsters, and brazen bureaucrats.
Arkady Renko, one of many iconic investigators of up to date fiction, has survived the cultural trip from the Soviet Union to the hot Russia, in basic terms to discover the country as captivated with secrecy and brutality as was once the previous Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, the depression hero unravels a secret as complicated and unsafe as sleek Russia itself.
The reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her demise from a sixth-floor window in Moscow a similar week mob billionaire is shot and buried with the trimmings due a lord. the path ends up in Kaliningrad, a chilly conflict “secret urban” that's separated by way of hundreds of thousands of miles from the remainder of Russia. The extra Arkady delves into Tatiana’s previous, the extra she leads him right into a surreal international of wandering sand dunes, deserted young children, and a pc written within the own code of a lifeless translator. eventually, in a deadly race to discover what the translator knew, Renko makes a startling discovery that pulls him nonetheless deeper into Tatiana’s past—and, ironically, into Russia’s destiny, the place bulletproof vehicles, poets, corruption of the Baltic Fleet, and a butcher for rent mix to offer Kaliningrad the “distinction” of getting the top crime fee in Russia.
More than a secret, Tatiana is Martin Cruz Smith’s such a lot bold and politically bold novel considering Gorky Park. it's a tale wealthy in personality, black humor, and romance, with an perception that's the hallmark of a author The New York Times has known as “endlessly interesting and deeply serious…[not in simple terms] our greatest author of suspense, yet of 1 of our greatest writers, period.”
By John Burdett
A mystery with angle to spare, Bangkok 8 is a lovely, razor-edged, usually darkly hilarious novel set in a single of the world’s so much unique cities.
Witnessed by way of a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered less than a Bangkok bridge within a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. one of the witnesses are the one law enforcement officials within the urban no longer at the take, yet inside of moments one is murdered and his associate, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a religious Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar lady and a long-gone Vietnam struggle G.I.—is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante venture to trap his partner’s assassin, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a stunning FBI agent named Jones and captures her middle within the technique. In a urban fueled via illicit medications and endless corruption, prostitution and precious paintings, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him right into a international even more sinister than he may have ever imagined.
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Poirot Investigates a number of murders such a lot foul—as good as different dastardly crimes—in this fascinating choice of brief tales from the one-and-only Christie.
Whilst 9 witches are by chance despatched from 546 A.D. to trendy day France through a mythical wizard, they cope the one approach they could – through mentioning themselves to be an order of nuns from the hot global. yet with autumn quick impending and paranormal job at the upward thrust, the nuns…or…er…witches are known as upon for aid. sturdy witch Noelle needs to work out who murdered the ghost who haunts her chocolate store, whereas the remainder of the witches turn into embroiled with a ghost who's haunting a close-by chateau. while those witches, who lived a calm life within the woodland Fosse sooner than being thrust into the long run, needs to come to accommodate such modern-day horrors as: handbook transmissions, tiling saws, ultra-pampered palates and attractive medical professionals. Will Noelle ever win over the French together with her goodies? Will Monique cease assaulting the runaway tiling observed with library books? Will Hatha examine the variation among first and fourth equipment? And extra importantly, will they seize Hugo Fermier’s killer?