By Kate Collins
Flower store proprietor Abby Knight is aglow with happiness now that she's formally engaged to her longtime beau, Marco Salvare. not anything can almost certainly hose down her joy-until filthy rich dowager Virginia Newport is killed, and Abby's assistant Grace Bingham is the leading suspect. The plot thickens once they bump into mysterious stolen artwork and a lacking cat, all a part of an difficult heist. earlier than Abby can throw her bouquet, she'll need to retailer her good friend and throw a killer and a thief in jail...
Bliss, Texas, is gearing up for its annual wintry weather Wonderland competition, but if a mysterious Scrooge ends the merriment with homicide, it’ll take greater than a ghost from Christmas prior to set issues right.
Designing a vacation type exhibit set within the town’s so much well-known ancient mansion sounds like a role tailor made for fashion designer Harlow Jane Cassidy. yet with the mansion’s recovery nonetheless in development and dangerous climate at the horizon, she’s feeling on pins and needles greater than reveling in vacation cheer.
Having volunteered to play Santa during this year’s competition, Dan Lee Chrisson was once able to circulate on after his divorce—until Bliss grew to become his ultimate resting position. studying his physique places Harlow on the scene of the crime. She’ll want lots of aid from neighbors or even her overdue great-grandmother’s lively sleuthing if she’s to have a ghost of an opportunity of catching a killer who’s simply jumped to the head of the naughty list….
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By Lindsey Davis
Winner of the 1st Ellis Peters/British Crime Writers' organization ancient secret Dagger Award. within the first century A.D., whilst gladiators as renowned as contemporary WCW champs fought to the loss of life within the Colosseum, all of Rome cheered. this present day we cheer too whenever Lindsey Davis makes this historical international come alive. Her most up-to-date novel within the sequence that includes Marcus Didius Falco places the cruel inner most eye within the lions' den to enquire a unprecedented case of murder... FOR THE LIONS. Nothing's convinced other than dying and taxes. Catching tax evaders for the Emperor Vespasian appears like a plum place for Marcus Didius Falco, who has teamed up along with his previous boss, Anacrites, the crotchety leader secret agent of Rome. quickly, even though, Falco is slowed down in forms, caught at his stylus, and eager for a very good homicide to enquire.
He will get one whilst somebody kills Leonidas, the Empire's respectable executioner. Feared by means of plebeians and electorate alike, Leonidas administered justice with a speedy, convinced blow. Then he ate the criminal. Now this king of beasts lies stabbed to loss of life in his cage.
Sniffing round for clues, Falco is quickly led into the rowdy, decadent global of gladiators and bestiarii, warring parties who focus on contests opposed to animals. Falco reveals that it truly is darkish and hazardous within the tunnels less than the arena-and even blacker within the determined souls of these who needs to kill or be killed whenever the video games commence. but not anyone has a rationale for slaughtering a lion after hours.
The unforeseen slaying of the main glamorous gladiator within the urban is one other topic.
Now Falco has a high-profile crime to handle-and a family difficulty brewing. His lover, the patrician Helena, experiences that her disgraced brother wishes assist in Tripoli. considering that Africa might be the lacking hyperlink among the murders of guy and beast, Falco is instantly en path to these a long way shores-and heading towards a deadly rendezvous with the raging lions that live within the human middle, and one individual who stalks his fellow man...
Has Tom Hillman run clear of his unique reform university, or has he been abducted? Are his filthy rich mom and dad holding him or their very own to blame secrets and techniques? And why does each clue lead Lew Archer to an deserted Hollywood lodge, the place starlets and sailors as soon as rubbed shoulders with grifters--and the place the current customers features a brand-new corpse.
The windfall Rider is the fourth installment within the impressive sequence of old thrillers that includes Matthew Corbett, specialist challenge solver. The narrative starts within the wintry weather of 1703, with Matthew nonetheless haunted through his deadly stumble upon with infamous mass assassin Tyranthus Slaughter. whilst an unexplained sequence of explosions rocks his big apple local, Matthew unearths himself pressured to confront a brand new and unforeseen challenge. somebody is trying--and attempting very hard--to get his cognizance. that somebody is a shadowy determine from out of Matthew's previous: the elusive Dr. Fell. The medical professional, it seems, has an issue of his personal, person who calls for the specific prone of Matthew Corbett.
The resulting narrative strikes speedily and gracefully from the rising city of recent York urban to Pendulum Island within the distant Bermudas. during his trip, Matthew encounters a very Dickensian collection of memorable, frequently ugly, antagonists. those contain Sirki, the large, deceptively soft-spoken East Indian killer, Dr. Jonathan Gentry, knowledgeable in unique potions with a substance abuse challenge of his personal, the gorgeous yet murderous Aria Chillany, and, after all, the grasp manipulator and 'Emperor of Crime' on continents, Dr. Fell himself. the result's either an exquisitely developed novel of suspense and a meticulous sport of a bygone period. packed with chance, narrative surprises, and a nearly tangible experience of position, The windfall Rider is historic fiction at its most interesting and so much constructed. it's the novel that McCammon's many dedicated readers were expecting. they won't be upset.
By Robert B. Parker
A bad-boy celebrity named Jumbo pushes the bounds of his attractiveness whilst he is accused of rape and homicide. while the Boston PD calls on Spencer, he meets Jumbo's younger bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, and the 2 shape an not likely alliance. it is a excessive profile case for Spenser, however the Hollywood secrets and techniques he uncovers are sordidly unsavory- and never simply these of the accused...
On a scorching summer time Texas afternoon, Cindy Nance introduces younger Doug Hoover to the 2 nice secrets and techniques of lifestyles. Doug likes the 1st mystery much. the second one, that men develop up and visit paintings, doesn t entice him in any respect. a sequence of meaningless marriages and do-nothing jobs turn out Cindy used to be correct. became off by way of the current, Doug attempts to recapture the thrill of his earlier Captain wonder and cinnamon squares, Dr. Pepper and window-peeking enjoyable.
Nothing is going correct until eventually Doug meets Sue Jean, the end result of an entire life appeal with mean-eyed Southern ladies, his all-time carhop queen. fact takes a troublesome correct and not slows down. Doug, Sue Jean, and readers who can dangle on tight are swept via an indescribable romp that provides new desiring to lifestyles, dying, and roadside romance.
There are sufficient weird and wonderful characters the following to fill numerous associations: Crime czars,proctologists, Western outlaws, dog-fighting aviators and trout-fishing Huns. The HereafterGang is a literary accomplishment of infrequent perception and natural excitement. Barrett's humorousness is unexcelled. His skill to stir fable and truth right into a pleasant souffle redefines the time period "magic realism."
By J. A. Jance, Chassie West, Lee Charles Kelley
Who allow the canines out?
Evildoers pay attention! 4 of puzzle fiction's best storytellers are environment the hounds in your path -- in an incomparable quartet of crime tales with a dogs facet. Man's (and woman's) top buddies take the lead during this exceptional choice of stories demanding and astounding, funny and exciting: New York Times bestselling writer J.A. Jance's spellbinding saga of a scam-busting septuagenarian and her golden retrievers; Anthony Award winner Virginia Lanier's pureblood mystery that includes bloodhounds and bloody homicide; Chassie West's suspenseful stunner a couple of life-saving German shepherd and a ghastly forgotten crime; emerging big name Lee Charles Kelley's edge-of-your-seat yarn that pits an ex-cop/kennel proprietor and a yappy toy poodle opposed to a craven killer.
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By Dan Vining
Novels in a single exchange volume.
there are such a lot of mysteries hidden within the fog off the Pacific Coast. Jimmy Miles has been employed to unravel them. yet they're now not the single issues maintaining him up at night...
within the quickly, an research right into a long-ago homicide ends up in his discovery of the Sailors—restless strangers who roam the evening, trapped among the area of the residing and dead.
within the subsequent, nonetheless haunted by means of the Sailors, Jimmy turns into passionate about a unexpected rash of murders, and a never-forgotten love affair which may carry the clue to his destiny.