Category: Mystery

The Spy and the Thief: A Jeffery Rand and Nick Velvet by Edward D. Hoch

By Edward D. Hoch

EISBN-13: 978-1-4804-5679-2

A double-barreled collection—two of Edward D. Hoch’s such a lot creative creations

In the headquarters of Britain’s international place of work, a secretary spies a tv actor creating a reproduction of a top-secret key. In an island republic, an intelligence operative is murdered simply mins sooner than exposing a Communist mole. And in a bustling japanese urban, the chilly warfare reaches a turning aspect over a bit of movie the dimensions of a pinhead. those are situations for C. Jeffery Rand, the fixer inside of Britain’s mystery carrier. he's shiny, ruthless, and shrewdpermanent adequate by no means to be stunned via the depths to which an enemy undercover agent may perhaps sink.

Where Jeffery Rand is hard-nosed, Nick Velvet has a supple contact. A grasp thief, Velvet has a specific ability for stealing strange goods. the place traditional thieves should be content material with jewels or financial institution notes, Velvet pilfers infrequent tigers, water from pools, and the letters on a firm sign.

In this assortment, you'll find seven tales of Rand and 7 of Velvet—two remarkable males, one on each side of the legislation, every one with a knack for doing the very unlikely

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Off Side (Pepe Carvalho, Book 14) by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

By Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Pepe Carvalho is decided to retire. content material to dwell out the remainder of his days having fun with the simplest nutrients and wine Catalonia has to supply, his plans are wear carry whilst an govt from Barcelona's world-famous football staff can pay him a trip. “The heart ahead might be killed at dusk,” reads the observe the administrative supplies to Carvalho.

With that, the detective, former communist, and one-time worker of the CIA, needs to discover the place this word is from. Is the probability actual? Is it the paintings of 1 individual? Or is it one of many genuine property moguls tearing Barcelona aside of their conflict over crucial homes of Catalonia?

Here Montalbán does for the sport of football what he has performed for nutrition. In a good looking portrait of Spain’s so much loved activity, football and politics combine in a gripping secret concerning the reckless excesses—and limits—of energy.

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Night Film by Marisha Pessl

By Marisha Pessl

Outstanding, haunting, breathtakingly suspenseful, evening movie is an excellent literary mystery via the hot York occasions bestselling writer of the blockbuster debut precise subject matters in Calamity Physics.

On a moist October evening, attractive younger Ashley Cordova is located lifeless in an deserted warehouse in reduce long island. although her loss of life is governed a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects in a different way. As he probes the unusual conditions surrounding Ashley’s existence and loss of life, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the mythical, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a guy who hasn’t been visible in public for greater than thirty years.

For McGrath, one other demise hooked up to this doubtless cursed kinfolk dynasty turns out greater than only a twist of fate. even though a lot has been written approximately Cordova’s darkish and unsettling motion pictures, little or no is understood concerning the guy himself.

Driven through revenge, interest, and a necessity for the reality, McGrath, because of strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.

The final time he acquired just about exposing the director, McGrath misplaced his marriage and his occupation. This time he may perhaps lose even more.

Night movie, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel through the dazzlingly artistic Marisha Pessl, will carry you in suspense till you switch the ultimate web page.

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A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 5) by Monica Ferris

By Monica Ferris

Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She by no means meant to get so stuck up during this year's old motor vehicle race. yet as sponsor of 1 of the entrants, she can't aid yet retain an in depth eye at the outcome—and it's no longer beautiful. one of many drivers by no means makes it to the end line. His automobile is located exploded in flames. Now Betsy and her artful buddies needs to make certain if it used to be an coincidence or the paintings of a jealous competitor. the reply should be in a bit of needlework, yet pinning down a suspect won't be easy...

Free cross-stitch trend included

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A False Mirror (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 9) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

Unhealed scars of the nice warfare nonetheless torment Scotland backyard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he includes with him the presence of the soldier he used to be compelled to execute in the course of conflict. A haunted, broken shell of a guy, he has been despatched to the small coastal city of Hampton Regis to unravel a violent crime and to confront his personal tragic past.

An officer who served with Rutledge within the trenches of France ahead of being despatched again to England less than suspicious situations has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the lady he nonetheless loves. The suspect has taken the spouse hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid except Rutledge is installed cost of the research. even supposing the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's personal previous and the affection he misplaced to a different guy, he can't refuse it. whilst the subconscious brutalized sufferer vanishes with out a hint, it's transparent that this peaceable little city hides a vicious assassin . . . and secrets and techniques robust sufficient to kill for.

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Soul Seeker (Eisenmenger and Flemming Forensic Mysteries, by Keith McCarthy

By Keith McCarthy

The 8th publication within the renowned John Eisenmenger forensic secret sequence - The newly promoted leader Inspector Beverley Wharton once again turns to forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger to assist with the invention of a severed male head in an area farmyard. whilst a headless – yet woman – physique then turns up in a dustbin, they need to recognize that this is often the paintings of a serial killer. even though, this killer turns out to have clinical wisdom and a wish to test along with his sufferers in his look for the human soul . . .

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Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot (Hercule by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit 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 confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Christie’s vintage Murder within the Mews provides 4 mystifying felony conundrums that might heavily try out the very best detecting abilities of the unflappable Poirot.

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S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, Book 19) by Sue Grafton

By Sue Grafton

S is for silence: the silence of the misplaced, the silence of the grave, the silence of oblivion.

Thirty-four years in the past, Violet Sullivan wear her social gathering finery and left for the yearly Fourth of July fireworks reveal. She was once by no means noticeable back. within the small California city of Serena Station, tongues wagged. a few stated she'd run off with a lover. a few stated she used to be murdered by means of her husband. yet for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy that she left in the back of, her absence hasn't ever been defined or forgotten.

Now, thirty-four years later, she wishes the solace of closure.

In S is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's 19th day trip into the realm of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a complete new method of telling the story. And S is for awesome: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.

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Secret Asset (Liz Carlyle, Book 2) by Stella Rimington

By Stella Rimington

Along with her debut novel,At Risk, Stella Rimington verified herself as a top-notch mystery author, and brought us to Liz Carlye-a shrewdpermanent, impassioned MI5 intelligence officer whose skills and targets are counterbalanced through an abiding wisdom of her job's ethical complexities. In mystery Asset, we're plunged again into her high-stakes, high-tension international.

Liz has continually been fairly expert at assessing humans, and whilst considered one of her brokers studies suspicious conferences happening at an Islamic book place, she trusts her intuition terrorist mobilephone is at paintings. Her boss, Charles Wetherby, Director of Counter-Terrorism, is aware to belief Liz's instincts to boot: he instantly places a surveillance operation into place.

So Liz is shocked whilst Wetherby unexpectedly takes her off the case. And she's stunned to listen to why: Wetherby has bought a tip-off mole a mystery asset has been planted in a single of the branches of British Intelligence. If this can be actual, the capability harm to the provider is immeasurable. As her colleagues paintings to dodge an drawing close terrorist strike, Liz is charged with the momentous job of uncovering and exposing the mole ahead of it's too late.

As she did in At Risk, Stella Rimington once more brings all her adventure because the first girl Director common of MI5 to endure in a heart-stopping mystery that takes us deep right into a wasteland of mirrors the place not anything is what it kind of feels and not anyone could be depended on.

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