Category: Mystery

A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 1) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

The nice conflict has been won—but victory has its expense. The 12 months is 1919, and Ian Rutledge has lower back to London to renew his place as Scotland backyard inspector, bringing nightmares and ghosts domestic with him from the French battlefields. Tormented and being affected by shell surprise, he's instantly plunged into the affair of a well-liked colonel believed murdered via a adorned struggle hero—a case that could be a own and political minefield that can damage Rutledge's profession and what is still of his sanity.

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A Jade in Aries (The Mitchell Tobin Mysteries) by Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe

By Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe

Disgraced ex-cop Mitch Tobin is digging in his basement whilst he meets Ronald Cornell. A homosexual guy from downtown Brooklyn whose accomplice was once lately murdered, Cornell wishes Tobin’s suggestions in an research that the NYPD has declared hopeless. Tobin sympathizes—he as soon as misplaced a companion of his personal, a fellow cop whose dying he was once partly dependable for—and asks how he can assist. Cornell has a listing of six suspects, and all he must learn about them is the place they have been born and at what time, so he could make their megastar charts. Tobin has simply met the world’s first astrological detective.

He attempts to maintain out of Cornell’s harebrained research, however the cosmos has different plans. Whoever murdered Cornell’s lover isn't really via with killing, and Tobin needs to delve deep into the lives a bunch of pals much more margin

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Lazybones (Tom Thorne, Book 3) by Mark Billingham

By Mark Billingham

The 1st corpse used to be came across hooded, certain, and bare, kneeling on a naked bed in a seedy resort room. This used to be no usual homicide yet quite the paintings of a killer pushed through anything targeted, whatever incredible. the truth that the lifeless guy used to be a convicted rapist lately published from legal in basic terms raises the unusual nature of the ugly crime... and the police's reluctance to recognize the culprit. It's the physique count number that problems Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, as brutal slaying follows brutal slaying, each one sufferer extra deserving than the final. notwithstanding he has no sympathy for the lifeless, Thorne is familiar with he needs to positioned an finish to a cruelly calculating vigilante's bloody justice sooner than time runs out — and a horrifically effective serial killer objectives a lifestyles worthy battling for.

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Nameless (Ruby Darke Series, Book 1) by Jessie Keane

By Jessie Keane

In 1941, combined race Ruby Darke is born right into a relatives that appear to hate her, yet why?

While her brothers dive right into a lifetime of gangland violence, Ruby has to paintings of their kin shop. As she blossoms right into a attractive younger girl she crosses paths with aristocrat Cornelius Bray, an opportunity assembly that might swap her existence endlessly. while she unearths herself pregnant, after which has twins, she is pressured to provide her teenagers away. At that time she vows by no means to belief one other guy again.

As the years cross, Ruby by no means forgets her infants, and because the kinfolk shop becomes a retail empire, Ruby wishes her teenagers again. yet secrets and techniques have been whispered and deals made, and if Ruby desires to remain alive she must overlook the earlier, or the previous will come again and kill her.

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Crowner's Quest (Crowner John Mystery, Book 3) by Bernard Knight

By Bernard Knight

A Crowner John medieval secret set in twelfth century Devon, England
Christmas Eve, 1194. Sir John de Wolfe gratefully escapes his spouse Matilda's occasion to envision the physique of a canon who has been discovered hanged. Suicide is suspected, however it is quickly obvious there's extra to this situation than meets the attention. As continuously, John's investigations are hampered by way of his brother-in-law, Sheriff Richard de Revelle. but if an area lord is killed, John starts off to suspect the situations are associated and that Sir Richard's purposes for delaying the research should be extra severe than his traditional acts of petty vengeance. Desperately attempting to deflect Sir Richard's plots opposed to him, John is quickly at loggerheads with Matilda or even his mistress Nesta. yet as he digs deeper, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that can price him excess of the ladies in his existence ...

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Blue is the Night (The Blue Trilogy, Book 3) by Eoin McNamee

By Eoin McNamee

1949. Lance Curran is decided to prosecute a tender guy for a brutal homicide, within the 'Robert the Painter' case, one that threatens to rip society aside. within the searing July warmth, corruption and justice vie as Harry Ferguson, pass judgement on Curran's fixer, contemplates the souls of guys adrift, and his personal fall from grace with the attractive and wilful Patricia. inside 3 years, Curran can be a pass judgement on, his nineteen yr previous daughter lifeless, by the hands of a nonetheless unknown assassin, and his spouse Doris condemned to an asylum for the remainder of her days.

In Blue Is the Night, it truly is Doris who eventually emerges from the fog of deceit and blame to forged new mild into the homicide of her daughter - as McNamee once more explores and dramatizes a infamous and nefarious case.

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The Xanadu Talisman (Modesty Blaise, Book 10) by Peter O'Donnell

By Peter O'Donnell

During this vintage go back we see Modesty either at her such a lot female and at her hardest. Trapped in an earthquake catastrophe with a loss of life guy, she makes a promise that's to steer her and her devoted good friend Willie Garvin into the main perilous obstacle in their careers. Their quest takes them from Tangier to Paris, from the Riviera to Corsica, and at last to a stronghold within the center of the Atlas Mountains, their each movement saw and manipulated via El Mico, the main infamous and unsafe legal genius within the Mediterranean. Unknown to Modesty, she holds a mystery that El Mico covets particularly else, and he or she is dropped at a last disagreement with dying within the stronghold of Xanadu. As in the entire Modesty Blaise tales, this publication is peopled with a bunch of eccentric characters: the enticing Dr. Giles Pennyfeather, Modesty's committed good friend, and her rivals Little Krell, a prodigy in wrestle, the Silk brothers, juvenile adults who deal in demise, and the miraculous Nanny Prendergast.

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Set Sail For Murder (Polly Pepper Mystery, Book 4) by R. T. Jordan

By R. T. Jordan

The enduring Polly Pepper, musical comedy celebrity of yesteryear, is experiencing somewhat a certified dry spell— she will be able to slightly maintain her checking account afloat, not to mention her profession. So while the nefarious Laura Crawford, scene-stealing former forged mate and perpetual diva, proposes a Polly Pepper Playhouse reunion cruise, Polly is on board, full-steam forward. yet she quickly realizes that Hollywood at the high-seas may be not anything in need of a shipwreck. . .

Packed to the gills with has-beens, D-listers, and sycophantic fanatics, Polly's superstar cruise can be a send of fools, and it's sinking quickly. If that weren't sufficient, Polly's tiny room, troubling loss of champagne, and vital visual appeal agenda go away her feeling greater than a bit murderous in the direction of Laura. regrettably, that send already sailed! Laura is located useless the following morning, slain by way of Season Six of The Polly Pepper Playhouse field set—the creditors DVD ruthlessly sharpened to a razor's edge.

Polly instantly starts off fishing for clues, and her first titanic seize is pianist-at-sea Lawrence Deerfield, whose occupation sank while Laura maliciously reduce him from a up to date level construction. yet Polly should solid a much wider web to seize this killer—with a ship's worthy of burned solid associates, spurned fans, and obsessed fanatics there are many different factors within the sea.

When Polly herself is accused of the crime she is familiar with it's time to form up or send out. If she can't resolve this maritime secret the shrewdpermanent killer may ship Polly's complete career—and even her life—overboard.

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