By Stuart Woods
A standalone novel from Stuart Woods, the #1 New York Times bestselling writer of the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series...
Murder isn't a spectator sport.
Chuck Chandler has choked on a couple of occasion—first as a professional tennis participant at Wimbledon, then as a womanizing trainer at posh tennis golf equipment round the state. Now at Key West's previous Racquet membership, Chuck will get concerned with the inaccurate married woman—the engaging Clare Carras, married to an enigmatic older man—and quickly he's in excess of his head.
Enter Tommy Sculley, a retired manhattan murder detective who has simply joined the foremost West strength, and his younger eco-friendly associate, Daryl Haynes, who seems to be smarter than he appears to be like. as much as their necks in an research of a strange obvious murder, the 2 detectives slightly retain afloat in murky waters. occasions take them from the Florida Keys to l. a. and again, as a plot emerges that includes not just the damaging Clare, yet a livid West Coast mob boss made up our minds to come again what's his at any cost.
By Kate Sedley
Issues aren't going too good at domestic for Roger the Chapman and his spouse, Adela. Their fourth baby has died in basic terms days after being born and Roger fails to hide his emotions of aid at having one much less mouth to feed. Adela certainly resents his angle and their sour arguments turn into more and more usual. Roger makes a decision that to keep up concord at domestic the simplest factor he can do is soak up his pack and cudgel and once more go away Bristol to exchange his items within the surrounding nation-state. nearly once he makes this determination, he gets a message from King Edward IV's brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, summoning him to London to help within the research into the homicide of Fulk Quantrell, the son of 1 of the ladies-in-waiting to Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy, who's on a victorious go back stopover at to London. it sort of feels Roger has no selection yet to come to the soiled, crowded streets of London, the place he quickly meets a shocking variety of humans - royalty, servants and employees alike - who all have a rationale for homicide.
By Umberto Eco
The yr is 1327. Franciscans in a filthy rich Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to enquire. while his smooth undertaking is by surprise overshadowed by way of seven strange deaths, Brother William turns detective. His instruments are the good judgment of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening facet by way of wry humor and a ferocious interest. He collects proof, deciphers mystery symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, the place “the best issues ensue at night.”
“Like the labyrinthine library at its center, this magnificent novel has many crafty passages and mystery chambers . . . interesting . . . creative . . . dazzling.” – Newsweek
By Carolyn Keene
Whilst Mr. Drew's Turkish shopper disappears and a mysterious Oriental rug is distributed to the Drews' domestic, Nancy reveals an fascinating net of clues woven into her look for a lacking model.
By Budjette Tan
After filming the ultimate scene of her motion picture, the emerging profession of Heather Evangelista got here crashing down at the ground of Studio four. Her homicide is by some means hooked up to the case of a lacking duwende. Alexandra Trese steps backstage of Manila’s showbiz and discovers the cost one will pay to turn into a celeb.
Número Cero, los angeles nueva novela de Umberto Eco, nos descubre los angeles cara oscura del periodismo y l. a. manera en que nuestra realidad está en manos de quienes construyen las noticias
«Los perdedores y los autodidactas siempre saben mucho más que los ganadores. Si quieres ganar, tienes que concentrarte en un solo objetivo, y más te vale no perder el tiempo en saber más: el placer de l. a. erudición está reservado a los perdedores.»
Con estas credenciales se nos presenta Colonna, el protagonista de Número Cero, que en abril de 1992, a sus cincuenta años, recibe una extraña propuesta de un tal Simei: va a convertirse en redactor jefe de Domani, un diario que se adelantará a los acontecimientos a base de suposiciones y mucha imaginación, sin reparar casi en el límite que separa los angeles verdad de l. a. mentira, y chantajeando de paso a las altas esferas del poder.
El hombre, que hasta l. a. fecha ha malvivido como documentalista y en palabras de su ex mujer es un perdedor compulsivo, acepta el reto a cambio de una cantidad substantial de dinero, y arranca los angeles aventura. Reunidos en un despacho confortable, Colonna y otros seis colegas preparan el Número Cero, l. a. edición anticipada del nuevo periódico, indagando en archivos que esconden los secretos ocultos de l. a. CIA, del Vaticano y de los angeles vida de Mussolini.
Todo parece ir sobre ruedas hasta que un cadáver tendido en una callejuela de Milán y un amor discreto cambian el destino de nuestro héroe y el modo en que sus lectores vamos a mirar los angeles realidad, o lo que queda de ella.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Umberto Eco ha escrito una novela que es el handbook de comunicación de nuestro tiempo.»
«En Número Cero, Umberto Eco escribe una parodia feroz sobre el periodismo y l. a. política.»
Jesús Ceberio, Babelia
«Eco ha liberado su lado más irreverente y disparatado y ha escrito una novela chispeante que nos muestra las tripas de los tabloides, con sus chismes e infundios.»
Rafael Narbona, El Cultural de El Mundo
By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
Illus. in complete colour. Papa Bear's favourite blackberry honey disappears, and the undergo Detectives got down to locate the culprit.
By Donald E. Westlake
An in poor health ex-president makes an attempt to come back to the realm stage
Few retirements are harder than that of a former president. For greater than a decade, the once-powerful Bradford Lockridge, whose presidency used to be minimize brief after one time period, has slipped more and more into obscurity. At his lowest element, he flies to California to wait the outlet of a grocery store, only for an opportunity to get a few sunshine. After the rite ends, Lockridge faints, waking up after a couple of minutes, burdened and stuttering. The ex-president is starting to die.
Before he is going, he wishes one final likelihood to alter the realm. An fingers race is constructing with Communist China, and Lockridge had extra luck than the other president in facing the Reds. the area has handed him by way of, yet this ex-president nonetheless desires to reserve it - whether it capability risking his personal lifestyles.
Drawing from the vintage experience and Sensibility, Tracy Kiely maintains the adventures of Elizabeth Parker, the likable Austen-quoting sleuth, during this witty and captivating series.
Elizabeth Parker suspected that enjoyable her tasks as maid-of-honor for her ally, Bridget, was once going to be homicide. And no faster is the final grain of rice thrown than she unearths herself staring into the useless eyes of Bridget's Aunt Roni, a girl whose demise is sort of as universally celebrated as Bridget's nuptials. The horror in basic terms raises while Harry, Bridget's cousin, turns into the manager suspect. the belief is ludicrous to the relatives, simply because Harry is without doubt one of the kindest, so much compassionate humans conceivable. To complicate issues, Elizabeth's boyfriend, Peter, seems to be falling for an past love, a stunning marriage ceremony planner. decided to transparent Harry of the crime, reign in Bridget's impulsive model of sleuthing, and determine the place Peter's center lies, Elizabeth units her brain to work.
Tracy Kiely has back brilliantly mixed the wit and spunk of Austen's protagonists with a latest, conventional secret. With a colourful solid of characters, the luxurious atmosphere of a Virginia property, and impossible to resist humor, she grants on all counts
By David Martin
Suspenseful, scary, and gripping mystery a few family members mystery and a wrongly accused assassin from the writer of mislead Me. the following, David Martin brings again his most tasty hero: retired Detective Teddy Camel--a.k.a. "The Human Lie Detector"--on his final case.