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Death in a Strange Country: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

By Donna Leon

Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight whilst the physique of a tender guy is fished out of a fetid canal. all of the clues aspect to a violent mugging, yet for Brunetti the reason of theft turns out altogether too handy. whilst anything is came upon within the victim’s condominium that implies the life of a high-level conspiracy, Brunetti turns into confident that someone is taking nice pains to supply a ready-made option to the crime.

Rich with surroundings and superb plotting, Death in an odd Country is a wonderful novel in Donna Leon’s chilling Venetian secret series.

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The Lincoln Deception (A Fraser and Cook Mystery)

By David O. Stewart

A deathbed confession and a long-hidden conspiracy are on the middle of a riveting historic secret situated at the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

In March 1900, as former Congressman John Bingham of Ohio lies death, he starts to inform an odd story to his health care provider, Dr. Jamie Fraser. Bingham famously prosecuted 8 contributors of John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill Lincoln. yet through the 1865 trial, conspirator Mary Surratt divulged a mystery so explosive it may shatter the republic.

Though Bingham takes the key to his grave, Fraser can't permit move of the secret. tired of small-town clinical perform, he starts off to enquire, securing an not likely best friend in velocity cook dinner, a black, college-educated specialist ballplayer and would-be newspaper writer. prepare dinner is enthusiastic about Fraser's inquiry and, like Fraser, thinks the permitted model of Lincoln's assassination jewelry fake. was once sales space really the mastermind or have been different, extra strong forces pulling the strings?

From Maryland to big apple urban, from Indiana to Washington, Fraser and cook dinner tune down key figures and witnesses--including Mary Surratt's neurotic daughter Anna, Booth's nephew, actor Creston Clarke, and Clarke's appealing company supervisor, Mrs. Eliza Scott. Piece by way of piece the reality emerges--separating truth from rumor, blameless from to blame, and revealing a narrative of greed, ambition, braveness, and tragedy.

Blending actual and fictional characters, The Lincoln Deception is a wonderfully researched, brilliantly plotted and punctiliously gripping secret that explores one of many nation's darkest and so much interesting eras and the conspiracy that modified international history.

Advance compliment For David O. Stewart And The Lincoln Deception

"David O. Stewart has performed greater than write an old novel: The Lincoln Deception is concocted within the top traditions of the style. he is unearthed a distant, attention-grabbing and still-relevant tidbit from the prior, then introduced it to breathless, riveting existence with vibrant prose, top-notch examine, wonderful evocations of turn-of-the-century the USA, and masterful urgency. interesting, instructing, and elevating." --David L. Robbins, writer of War of the Rats and The Devil's Waters

"David O. Stewart dramatically reopens the dossier at the Lincoln assassination conspiracy with a nail-biting, traditionally grounded web page turner. the place the proof finish and the fiction starts will motivate lots of debate. in the meantime take pleasure in this for the amazing learn Stewart provides." --Harold Holzer, writer of Lincoln, professional younger grownup spouse ebook to the Steven Spielberg film

"David O. Stewart, a exceptional author of historic nonfiction, brings off a notable feat in his debut novel. Seizing at the enigmatic final phrases of the guy who prosecuted the sales space conspirators, Stewart transforms a little-known element of Lincoln assassination lore right into a gripping secret tale. With its sharp plotting and fascinating characters, the unconventional succeeds as either a mystery and a ancient inquiry." --Daniel Stashower, writer of The Hour of Peril: the key Plot to homicide Lincoln sooner than the Civil War

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Death on a Pale Horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service (Pegasus Crime (Hardcover))

"Donald Thomas is the best-ever top at Sherlockian pastiche."―Ellery Queen secret Magazine

In a momentous interval of British historical past, Donald Thomas’s newest Sherlock Holmes event pits the good Detective and his devoted biographer, Dr. John Watson, opposed to a global conspiracy led through a disgraced English officer.  Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him “The Mark of the Beast”; his satanic ingenuity leaves a surprising path of devastation.  It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by means of Zulu tribesmen armed purely with shields and spears, to a life-and-death fight at the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.  

The inheritor to the French empire lies useless within the African dust.  Europe is delivered to the edge of warfare through solid despatches, designed to counterpoint gun-runners and assassins.  The gold-fields and diamond mines of South Africa turn into the playground of geared up crime. 

Only the detective genius of Holmes can turn out a fit for the unfolding criminal activity of Moran and his associates.  With Watson and Mycroft at his facet, Sherlock Holmes back demonstrates even supposing the powers of the kingdom and the underworld might try and overpower him, they won't ever out-think his ideal analytical brain on the top of its powers.

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Promised Land (A Spenser Novel)

By Robert B. Parker

Spenser is nice at discovering issues. yet this time he has a shopper out on Cape Cod who's in over his head. Harvey Shepard has misplaced his beautiful spouse -- and a truly beautiful sector million greenbacks in genuine property. Now a personal loan shark is placing at the bite.Spenser reveals himself doing a gradual burn within the Cape Cod solar. The spouse has grew to become up as a sizzling suspect in a case of homicide one...the in-hock hubby has 24 hours sooner than the mob makes him dead...and without notice Spenser is in so deep that the single means out is so dicy it makes death seem like a yes thing.
"Spenser is the sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read deepest eye round today." (The Cincinnati submit)

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Silversword (John Caine, Book 4)

By Charles Knief

We meet John Caine faraway from his cherished Hawaii keeping Chawlie, the Honolulu gangster, on the funeral of a rival Triad chief in San Francisco. simply because the coffin is positioned within the hearse, a no longer completely unforeseen taking pictures breaks out.

Caine succeeds in retaining Chawlie intact and saving the lifetime of Chawlie's number 1 son, and his gift is a protracted remain in a San Francisco health center and the enmity of a feminine police detective together with her personal time table. It isn't lengthy ahead of Caine learns that he's her top suspect in a homicide case.

Back domestic, recovering in Waikiki, Caine reveals that there are greater how you can cross the time than gazing daylight hours television while his previous pal Hawaiian Police leader Kimo provides him with a brand new case. Donna Wong, a tender scientist, has made a major discovery below the waters of the Pacific - person who may well flip the background of Hawaii the other way up - yet her college adviser is making plans to thieve it from her. Can Caine check out the man's historical past to determine if he's ever performed this before?"

"Of course," says Caine. "It's easy."

But not anything is straightforward for John Caine. The California detective arrives in Hawaii to take him again to the mainland for trial. Dodging her, he learns that his pal is threatened with fees of extortion, kidnapping, and homicide. And the upcoming eruption of a brand new volcano threatens the positioning of Ms. Wong's discovery. regardless of his nonetheless weakened , Caine needs to run to the rescue, battered yet nonetheless risky. And one other bunch of undesirable men research a major lesson: by no means count number John Caine out.

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Homicide My Own

By Anne Argula

Fiction. "Wry humor, straight-talking characters, and colours of the supernatural style this cleverly written debut police procedural. Spokane police officers named Quinn and bizarre, a female/male group, force to an island within the Northwest Indian Territory to select up a bail-jumper sought after for statutory rape. whereas there, ordinary turns into unexpectedly psychic after studying in regards to the 30-year-old unsolved homicide of an Indian boy and his white female friend. on account that their bail-jumper is unwell, they've got barely enough time to enquire; and it quickly turns into obvious that Odd's visions come from the murdered girl"--Library magazine.

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The Town That Forgot How to Breathe: A Novel

By Kenneth J. Harvey

Something unusual is going on within the seashore city of Bareneed. legendary creatures are being pulled from the ocean, completely preserved corpses of long-lost villagers are washing up at the shore, and citizens of town are without notice conquer by means of a mysterious affliction that's making them disregard how one can breathe.

A page-turning gothic mystery akin to H. P. Lovecraft, The city That Forgot tips to Breathe is "a novel of striking ambition and weird, haunting loveliness. . . . An absolute triumph of the storyteller's paintings" (Joseph O'Connor, writer of Star of the Sea).

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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, No. 8) (Stephanie Plum Novels)

By Janet Evanovich

The number 1 bestselling phenomenon maintains within the 8th Stephanie Plum novel. The stakes get greater, the crimes get nastier, the chases get quicker, and the boys get hotter.

This time Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger. Lula, Valerie, and Grandma Mazur are strapped in for the trip in their lives. Stephanie is employed to discover a lacking baby. yet issues are usually not constantly as they appear and Stephanie needs to make certain if she's operating for the precise aspect of the legislations. Plus, there is the Morelli query: can a Jersey woman maintain her head on directly while greater than simply bullets are aimed for her middle? And with the Plum and Morelli courting having a look rocky, is it time for Ranger to maneuver in for the kill? Janet Evanovich's most modern mystery proves that Hard Eight shouldn't be enough.

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Lost Republic

By Paul B. Thompson

It all started on a sunlit day in Cherbourg, France. In 2055, the longer term has arrived and the previous is departing because the final steamship on the planet prepares to pass the Atlantic on its ultimate voyage. along, a good, glittering sun powered vessel sails, too—a appealing send jam-packed with appealing humans. On board the steamer are 8 teens—some dreamers, a few desperate—for whom the final voyage of the S.S. SIR man CARLTON is barely a step on an extended trip. quickly the send is way out at sea and each layer of contemporary know-how fails. every one teenager needs to depend upon their very own distinct abilities to survive—but the place? what's the unusual island within the Atlantic, the place no island exists? who're the lads, conversing in an historic tongue, who catch the survivors of the troubled send? With each breath a brand new secret seems, and the determined dreamers of the CARLTON needs to have the option to flee the misplaced Republic.

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