By Arthur Conan Doyle
Yellow fog is swirling during the streets of London, and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze till the coming of a distressed and lovely younger girl forces the good detective into motion. every year following the unusual disappearance of her father, leave out Morstan has obtained a gift of an extraordinary and lustrous pearl. Now, at the day she is summoned to fulfill her nameless benefactor, she consults Holmes and Watson.
By Linwood Barclay
One of the Boston Globe's most sensible Crime Novels of the Year!
One of Suspense Magazine's most sensible Books of 2013!
Since deepest investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son died in a sad twist of fate, Cal and his spouse have drifted aside. Cal is mired in a grief he can’t circulation earlier. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment.
Driving domestic one evening, a rain-drenched lady faucets on his automobile window and asks for a trip. He is aware a grown guy picking out up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish—but he shall we her in. Cal quickly senses that something’s now not correct with the lady or the placement. yet it’s too past due. He’s already involved.
Drawn right into a nightmare of secrets and techniques, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate ny city, Cal understands that the one factor which can retailer him is the reality. And he’s approximately to reveal the town’s secrets and techniques one by way of one—if he lives lengthy enough.
By Thomas Berger
Solid and evil collide within the tale of John Felton, a standard real-estate salesman who involves the help of a stranger with a stalled motor vehicle, and who unearths himself occupied with against the law spree of kidnapping, arson, and homicide. 10,000 first printing.
By Gary Corby
The 3rd publication within the severely acclaimed sequence set in Classical Athens, that includes the traditionally inspired amateur detective Nicolaos.
It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's ally, Timodemus, is a competitor within the pankration, the deadly martial paintings of old Greece. Timo is sizzling favourite to win. His in simple terms severe rival is Arakos from Sparta. When Arakos is located overwhelmed to dying, it's noticeable Timodemus has to be the killer. Who else can have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas however the absolute best? The Judges of the video games sentence Timodemus to be finished in 4 days' time, once the Sacred video games have finished.
Complicating every little thing is the truth that Athens and Sparta are already at every one other's throats, within the beginning levels of an influence fight for keep an eye on of Hellas. If an Athenian is located to have cheated on the video games by means of murdering a Spartan, it will likely be every thing the hawks in Sparta have to claim open warfare the instant the Sacred Truce is over. and that is a battle Athens can't desire to win.
Nico and his associate in sleuthing, the annoyingly smart priestess Diotima, have 4 days to save lots of their pal and stay clear of a battle that will tear their global aside.
By Craig Johnson
A New York Times–bestselling number of Longmire adventures
Craig Johnson's The Highwayman is now to be had from Viking
Ten years in the past, Craig Johnson wrote his first brief tale, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was once one of many earliest appearances of the sheriff who may move directly to big name in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the hit tv sequence Longmire, now streaming on Netflix. each one Christmas Eve thereafter, fanatics had fun whilst Johnson despatched out a brand new brief tale that includes an episode in Walt’s existence that doesn’t seem within the novels; through the years, many have requested why they can’t purchase the tales in booklet form.
Wait for Signs offers Longmire lovers an opportunity to possess those loved stories—and one who was once released for the 1st time within the Viking edition—in a unmarried quantity. With glimpses of Walt’s prior from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” while the sheriff is wrong for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” the place nearly all of the motion happens in a Porta-Potty, Wait for Signs is an important addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a superb technique to introduce new readers to the fictitious international of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
By Paul Doherty, Paul Harding
It is the summer season of 1380 and the corpse of Edwin Chapler, clerk of the workplace of the fairway Wax of the Chancery, has been pulled from the Thames: Chapler has drowned, yet no longer earlier than he obtained a vicious blow to the again of the top. Then Bartholomew Drayton, a usurer and money-lender, is located useless in his strongroom, a crossbow firmly embedded in his chest: a true secret as the windowless strongroom used to be locked and barred from the interior. So who killed him? and the way? And are the 2 deaths attached? Sir John Cranston, the Coroner of the town of London, involves survey the scene. whilst different clerks are murdered, each one with a riddle pinned to his corpse, Cranston enlists assistance from his secretarius, Brother Athelstan – and jointly they have to pit their wits opposed to a dangerous adversary bent on homicide and mayhem.
By Andrea Camilleri
A New York occasions bestseller, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association's overseas Dagger and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Witty and wonderful, the Montalbano novels via Andrea Camilleri-a grasp of the Italian detective story-have turn into favorites of puzzle enthusiasts in all places. during this newest installment, an unidentified corpse is located close to Vigàta, a city identified for its soil wealthy with potter's clay. in the meantime, a girl reviews the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian guy with Sicilian origins who seems to be with regards to an area mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano recollects the tale from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of regret, and the cash for the potter's box, the place these of unknown or overseas foundation are to be buried-and slowly, via myriad betrayals, unearths his option to the answer to the crime.
A BEAM OF LIGHT is the latest novel within the Montalbano sequence and is now to be had from Penguin Books
By Brittany Cavallaro
The first ebook in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy a few fantastic new crime-solving duo: the teenager descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This smart page-turner will entice lovers of Maureen Johnson and best friend Carter.
Jamie Watson has constantly been intrigued through Charlotte Holmes; in the end, their great-great-great-grandfathers are some of the most notorious pairs in heritage. however the Holmes kinfolk has continually been abnormal, and Charlotte is not any exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and a few of his vices—and while Jamie and Charlotte turn out on the similar Connecticut boarding tuition, Charlotte makes it transparent she’s no longer trying to find friends.
But whilst a scholar they either have a background with dies lower than suspicious situations, ripped instantly from the main terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes tales, Jamie can now not have enough money to maintain his distance. risk is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the single humans they could belief are every one other.
By Michael Innes
When an American wealthy person is eager to shop for an Elizabethan manor, she comes up opposed to fierce competition from a tender boy, Jay, and his band of bowmen, who're ready to guard the manor and its nonagerian proprietor opposed to all comers. it kind of feels most probably that that in the back of a huge, seventeenth-century carving, via the hand of Gerard Christmas, lies a hoard of treasure.
By Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is the main largely released writer of all time along with her works outsold in simple terms via Shakespeare and the Bible. She is looked via generations of fanatics because the maximum secret author ever, and her novels are learn and adored the area over.
Clarissa, the younger spouse of a overseas workplace Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her extra severe neighbors and for taking part in a online game she calls "supposing" - imagining a tough scenario and knowing how humans may reply. yet Clarissa's lighthearted online game turns into lethal critical while she discovers the useless physique of an unknown individual in her personal drawing room. If that wasn't undesirable adequate, her husband is at the approach domestic with an incredible international flesh presser and the attendant scandal of the lifeless physique may irrevocably harm his profession a minimum of. consequently, Clarissa makes a decision to eliminate the physique and persuades her 3 houseguests to aid.
But sooner than she will get the physique off the premises, a policeman arrives at her entrance door. The police obtained an nameless tip a few homicide in the home and feature proven as much as examine. Now Clarissa needs to hold the physique hidden, persuade the skeptical police inspector that there was no homicide, and, meanwhile, discover who has been murdered, why, and what the physique is doing in her house.