The Borgia Dagger (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 13) by Franklin W. Dixon

By Franklin W. Dixon

An old curse continuously overstays its welcome.

Beautiful, wealthy, and intensely spoiled, Tessa wood worker is all difficulty from the instant she sideswipes Callie Shaw's motor vehicle -- and meets Frank Hardy. She invitations Frank and Joe to a celebration for a close-up examine her helpful treasure, the Borgia dagger. yet in the course of the get together the lighting fixtures exit and Tessa is sort of killed. Fearing the traditional curse at the jeweled dagger, Tessa asks the brother detectives to guard her. The query is -- will bodyguards be adequate for somebody with enemies on either side of the grave?

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Fractured (Will Trent, Book 2) by Karin Slaughter

By Karin Slaughter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Ansley Park is one in every of Atlanta's so much upscale neighborhoods--but in a single glowing mansion, in a teenager's lavish bed room, a woman has been savagely murdered. And within the hallway, her mom stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter's attacker along with her naked fingers. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of research is likely one of the first at the scene. Trent quickly sees whatever that the Atlanta law enforcement officials are lacking, whatever within the path of blood, in a matrix of forensic proof, and within the eyes of the surprised mom. whilst one other teenage woman is going lacking, Trent is aware that this example, which begun within the better of houses, is ready to chop quickly and deep during the ruins of excellent lives damaged wide-open: the place human demons emerge with a vengeance.

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P Is For Peril (Kinsey Millhone, Book 16) by Sue Grafton

By Sue Grafton

Book #16 within the Kinsey Millhone Series

Kinsey Millhone by no means sees it coming. She is mired with regards to a physician who disappeared, his indignant ex-wife, and gorgeous present one–a case that's packed with unfinished enterprise, unfinished houses, and other people drifting out and in in their personal lives. Then Kinsey will get a surprise. a guy she unearths appealing is hiding a deadly secret–and now loads of good looks, funds, and lies are proving to be a deadly distraction from what Kinsey must have noticeable all alongside: a killer status correct prior to her eyes. . . .

It is now 9 weeks in view that Dr Dowan Purcell vanished with no hint. The sixty-nine-year-old surgeon had acknowledged goodnight to his colleagues on the Pacific Meadows nursing domestic, had climbed into his motor vehicle and pushed away - by no means to be visible again.

His embittered first spouse Fiona is confident he's nonetheless alive. His moment spouse, Crystal - a former stripper 40 years his junior - is simply as certain he's lifeless. input inner most investigator Kinsey Malone, employed by way of Fiona to determine simply what has occurred to the fellow they loved.

Enter additionally Tommy Hevener, an enticing flame-haired twenty-something who has set his romantic attractions on Kinsey. And Tommy is a guy with a really attention-grabbing prior . . .

'Grafton is a satisfaction to learn, her books being hugely literatre, with plausible plots and three-dimensionally drawn characters.' -- " Irish Times"

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The Track of Sand (Inspector Montalbano, Book 12) by Andrea Camilleri

By Andrea Camilleri

Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from unusual desires to discover a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in entrance of his seashore domestic. while his males got here to enquire, the carcass has disappeared, leaving just a path within the sand. Then his house is ransacked and the inspector is bound that the crimes are associated. As he negotiates either the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided through his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian reminiscence of linguate fritte. Longtime lovers and new readers alike might be charmed by means of Montalbano's mixture of unorthodox tools, depression self-reflection, and love of fine nutrition.

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The Goodbye Look (Lew Archer Series, Book 15) by Ross MacDonald

By Ross MacDonald

In The see you later Look, Lew Archer is employed to enquire a housebreaking on the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers. The top suspect, their son Nick, has a expertise for disappearing, and the Chalmerses are a kinfolk with funds and thoughts to burn. As Archer zeros in on Nick, he discovers a stricken blonde, a stash of wartime letters, a mysterious hobo. Then a stiff turns up in a vehicle on an empty seashore. And Nick turns up with a Colt .45. In The so long Look, Ross Macdonald delves into the area of the wealthy and the stricken and divulges that the earlier has a perilous means of catching as much as the present.

If any author might be acknowledged to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it truly is Ross Macdonald. among the overdue Nineteen Forties and his demise in 1983, he gave the yank crime novel a mental intensity and ethical complexity that his pre-decessors had basically hinted at. And within the personality of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the non-public eye as a roving moral sense who walks the treacherous frontier among legal guilt and human sin.

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Dark Assassin (William Monk, Book 15) by Anne Perry

By Anne Perry

On a patrol boat close to Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a tender couple engaged in an severe dialogue. Seconds later, the 2 plunge to their deaths within the icy waters of the Thames. used to be it an twist of fate, a suicide, or a homicide? Ever the investigator, Monk learns that the girl, Mary Havilland, had deliberate to marry the fair-haired guy who shared her destiny. He additionally discovers that Mary’s father had lately died in a intended suicide. yet Mary’s pals percentage their very own darks suspicions with Monk, who now faces the mysteries surrounding three deaths. Aided by way of his intrepid spouse, Hester, Monk searches for solutions. From sumptuous drawing rooms the place strong males hatch their unscrupulous plots, to the sewers underneath town the place negative people struggle crippling poverty, Monk needs to attach the clues ahead of dying moves again.

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The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken (Vish Puri, Book 3) by Tarquin Hall

By Tarquin Hall

"These books are little gem stones. they're superbly written, a laugh, and very readable."
--Alexander McCall Smith, writer of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Long-held secrets and techniques, lethal lies, a activities scandal, and a poisoned supporting of butter chook -- all in a day's paintings for the top of Delhi's such a lot deepest Investigators, during this most up-to-date e-book within the pleasant Vish Puri detective sequence. whilst the daddy of a Pakistani big name cricket participant falls useless in the course of a glamorous India preferable League dinner, essentially it isn't only a case of Delhi abdominal. yet which of the VIPs on the victim's desk is liable for poisoning the man's butter bird? And was once the sufferer killed for his involvement with a playing syndicate that controls cricket's unlawful billion-dollar having a bet undefined? The solutions appear to lie around the border in Pakistan -- the single kingdom Puri swore he could by no means set foot in. Or do they? For Puri's loved Mummy-ji, who has a different perception into the killing, believes there's even more to this homicide than meets the attention. Puri and Mummy-ji's look for the reality will cause them to discover decades-old secrets and techniques and tragedies idea top forgotten of their so much compelling case but.

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When the Thrill Is Gone (Leonid McGill, Book 3) by Walter Mosley

By Walter Mosley

Leonid McGill can't say no to the gorgeous lady who walks into his workplace with a stack of money and a narrative. She's married to a wealthy paintings collector. Now she fears for her existence. Leonid is aware larger than to think her, yet he can't come up with the money for to show her away, no matter if he understands this woman's story will deliver him instantly to death's door.

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