The Bombay Boomerang (The Hardy Boys, Book 49) by Franklin W. Dixon

By Franklin W. Dixon

Frank and Joe Hardy get involved in a case affecting nationwide safety while Joe dials a flawed cellphone quantity and will get the Pentagon. words-- Bombay Boomerang --that the lads listen sooner than the road is going useless plunge them right into a whirlpool of chance and intrigue. In a race opposed to time the 3 Hardys foil a diabolical scheme to create frequent havoc within the usa.

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Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

By William Hjortsberg

Hjortsberg’s Edgar Award–nominated vintage in regards to the hunt for a vanished singer that leads a detective into the depths of the occult

Big-band frontman Johnny favourite was once making a song for the troops while a Luftwaffe fighter squadron strafed the bandstand, killing the gang and leaving the singer close to loss of life. the military lower back him to a personal health facility in upstate ny, leaving him to reside out his days as a vegetable whereas the area forgot him. yet Louis Cyphre by no means forgets.

Cyphre had a freelance with the singer, stipulating money upon Johnny’s death—payment that would be denied so long as Johnny clings to existence. while Cyphre hires inner most investigator Harry Angel to discover Johnny on the health facility, Angel learns that the singer has disappeared. it's no traditional missing-person’s case. every body he questions dies quickly after, as Angel’s research ensnares him in a extraordinary tangle of black magic, carnival freaks, and grisly voodoo. whilst the sinister Louis Cyphre starts off showing in Angel’s desires, the detective fears for his existence, his sanity, and his soul.


“Terrific . . . distinct . . . I’ve by no means learn whatever remotely like it.” —Stephen King

“A chilling homage to the hard-boiled detective novel of the Raymond Chandler school.” —The long island Times

“A close to ideal publication . . . no longer when you consider that Psycho replaced the showering conduct of hundreds of thousands has a novelist so thoroughly became conceptions within out.” —Los Angeles Times

Originally released in 1978, Hjortsberg's debut secret was once the foundation for the movie Angel Heart.

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Hour of Darkness (Bob Skinner, Book 24) by Quintin Jardine

By Quintin Jardine

Very attractive in addition to creative, and the unraveling of the secret is excellently performed (Scotsman Allan Massie)

Well built, fast paced, Jardine's narrative has many an creative twist and switch (Observer)

Remarkably guaranteed, raw-boned, a travel de strength (New York Times)

About the Author
Quintin Jardine used to be born as soon as upon a time within the West - of Scotland instead of the US, yet nonetheless he grew to manhood as an enormous Sergio Leone fan. at the approach there he used to be trained, opposed to his will, in Glasgow, the place he ditched a token try and examine legislations for extra fascinating careers in journalism, govt propaganda, and political spin-doctoring.

After a detailed name with the Brighton Bomb in 1984, he moved into the even riskier global of media kin consultancy, earlier than realising that each one alongside he were education to turn into against the law author. Now, 40 novels later, he by no means appears back.

Along the way in which he has created/acquired a longer relatives in Scotland and Spain. every thing he does is for them.

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In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele, Book 1) by Stefanie Pintoff

By Stefanie Pintoff

Dobson, long island, 1905.

Detective Simon Ziele misplaced his fiancée within the normal Slocum ferry disaster—a thousand perished on that summer season day in 1904 whilst an onboard fireplace burned the boat down within the waters of the East River. nonetheless reeling from the tragedy, Ziele transferred to a police division north of recent York, to flee town and all of the stories it conjured.

But just a couple of months into his new lifestyles in a quiet state city, he’s confronted with the main stunning murder of his profession up to now: younger Sarah Wingate has been brutally murdered in her personal bed room in the midst of an another way calm and quiet iciness afternoon. After only one day of research, Simon’s contacted by means of Columbia University’s famous criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who deals a startling declare approximately considered one of his sufferers, Michael Fromley—that the proof of the homicide undergo an uncanny resemblance to Fromley’s deranged mutterings.

But what might have led Fromley, along with his background of violent habit and brutal fantasies, to search out Sarah, a impressive arithmetic pupil and a formal younger woman who has little in universal along with his past ambitions? Is Fromley particularly a assassin, or is a person mimicking him?

This is what Simon Ziele needs to discover, with assistance from the intense yet self-interested Alistair Sinclair—before the killer moves again.

With this taut, atmospheric, and unique tale of a haunted guy who needs to look for a killer whereas at the run from his personal demons, Stefanie Pintoff’s within the Shadow of Gotham marks the debut of a great new expertise, the inaugural winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of the USA most sensible First Crime Novel Competition.

In the Shadow of Gotham is the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for top First Novel.

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The Mystery in Washington, D.C. (The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Aldens are happening a visit to Washington, D.C. They stopover at plenty of attention-grabbing locations, just like the Capitol construction, the Washington Monument, and the Air and house Museum. but if issues commence disappearing from their resort, they detect they're being undefined, the kids recognize there's a secret within the capital ... and it's as much as them to resolve it!

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Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block

By Lawrence Block

not anyone is familiar with greater than Matthew Scudder how some distance down someone can sink within the urban of recent York. other than a tender prostitute named Kim—and she sought after out. might be Kim didn't deserve the existence destiny had dealt her. She without doubt didn't deserve her demise.

The alcoholic ex-cop grew to become P.I. used to be alleged to guard her, yet a person slashed her to ribbons in a seedy inn room. Now, discovering Kim's killer may be Scudder's penance. yet there are deadly secrets and techniques hiding within the slain hooker's previous which are a ways dirtier than her exchange. And there are numerous methods of loss of life during this merciless and hazardous town—some speedy and brutal . . . and a few agonizingly sluggish.

With this ebook, which received the Shamus Award and used to be short-listed for the Edgar, Lawrence Block increased the Matthew Scudder sequence to the head tier of yank detective fiction. This distinct hardcover variation good points an afterword via the writer. learn Eight Million how one can Die, the unconventional that proves Block to be the most effective secret writers operating at the present time.

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The Case of the Sharaku Murders by Katsuhiko Takahashi

By Katsuhiko Takahashi

Translated by way of Ian McDonald.

When the physique of Saga Atsushi, Japan’s preeminent gourmet of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), is pulled from the sea off the coast of Tohoku, having it appears dedicated suicide, the surprised eastern paintings global seems to mourn his demise. between them is Ryohei, an up-and-coming younger ukiyo-e pupil and learn assistant to Saga’s colleague-turned-rival, Professor Nishijima. yet an opportunity stumble upon with an outdated pal makes Ryohei ponder whether there should be extra to Saga’s dying than meets the eye…

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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle

The negative spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the invention of a physique: this vintage horror tale pits detective opposed to puppy. while Sir Charles Baskerville is located useless at the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a big hound within sight, the blame is put on a family members curse. it really is left to Sherlock Holmes and general practitioner Watson to resolve the secret of the legend of the phantom hound sooner than Sir Charles' inheritor involves an both ugly finish. The Hound of the Baskervilles gripped readers while it was once first serialised and has persevered to carry its position within the well known mind's eye.

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The Sex Club (Detective Wade Jackson, Book 1) by L. J. Sellers

By L. J. Sellers

A pipe bomb explodes at a contraception sanatorium, then a tender consumer turns up lifeless in a dumpster. Kera, the health center nurse, discovers that the lady s Bible staff is sharing greater than the excellent news. Confidentiality retains her from telling the police, so she digs for the reality on her personal changing into the bomber s new objective. in the meantime, Detective Jackson races to discover the killer, fearing that his personal daughter can be subsequent. yet his research is blocked via strength politics at each step. Can Jackson discover the killer s stunning id in time to forestall the slaughter?

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The Noir Novel Megapack: 4 Classic Novels!

4 assorted writers discover the darker features of crime fiction in The Noir Novel Megapack

About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of e-book anthologies has proved to be one in all our hottest endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we hold getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place in particular credited) are a gaggle attempt. every person at Wildside works on them. This comprises John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and lots of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

Hunter at Large, via Thomas B. Dewey: Mickey asked a year's depart of absence from his activity at the police strength. What else may possibly he do? He'd simply spent 5 months within the medical institution simply because he'd been the one witness to a brutal murder… and the sufferer was once his personal wife!
Never guess Your Life, through George Harmon Coxe: It used to be a tidy Florida lodge with the entire very important conveniences: a stunning stretch of seashore, a convenient evening membership with a shapely chanteuse up entrance, and a depraved roulette wheel within the again. but if John Gannon—a prosperous sportsman with a penchant for suicide—showed up, front fell away!
Carnal Psycho, via Duane Rimel: They have been attractive they usually have been passionate—so he needed to spoil them all—in a fashion so stunning that readers will gasp!
Murder in Las Vegas, by means of Jack Waer: The big-time hood lay lifeless on Steve's mattress with 3 slugs from Steve's gun in his gun—yet Steve Walters hadn't the slightest inspiration how he had gotten there. The wayward blonde who by myself might transparent his identify, had taken one name to many. whilst Steve burst into her condo, he stumbled on her, all right—with her throat cut!

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