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The Secrets of Pain (Merrily Watkins Mysteries)

By Phil Rickman

The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS recognize all approximately ache and the long-lasting of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has came across himself again the Regiment—this time as its chaplain, liable for the non secular welfare of the toughest males in or out of uniform. confronted with a case which might in general be handed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is pressured, for defense purposes, to attempt and deal with it himself and is coming just about a breakdown. in the meantime, the scattered groups alongside the Welsh border have their very own main issue. With recession biting deep, city crime has spilled into the geographical region and outdated barbaric evils are revived. whilst a prosperous landowner is hacked to demise in his personal farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is stuck within the backlash, his inner most existence at risk of publicity. With the framework of her personal international commencing to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to enterprise into parts the place neither a clergyman nor a lady is welcome to unearth secrets and techniques associated with the border's pagan past—secrets which she is familiar with can by no means be disclosed.

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Book Clubbed (A Booktown Mystery)

By Lorna Barrett

The New York Times bestselling writer of Not the Killing sort is again in Booktown with one other page-turning secret. book shop proprietor Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, needs to placed their difficulties at the shelf to trap a killer who turns a bookcase right into a homicide weapon…

After cranky Chamber of trade receptionist Betsy Dittmeyer is overwhelmed by way of a fallen bookcase, the subsequent merchandise to be learn is her will, that is filled with surprises. it kind of feels Betsy used to be hiding volumes of secrets and techniques in the back of her perpetual frown—one of which would were a purpose for murder.

While Tricia attempts to aid Angelica—the newly elected Chamber of trade president—solve the secret, she discovers a hidden bankruptcy in her family heritage. And along with her ex-husband and the executive of police vying for her affections, it’s doubly demanding to target who buried Betsy in a tomb of tomes.

But Tricia and Angelica might want to watch their step conscientiously to ensure the killer doesn’t capture them among the stacks.

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The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri)

By Tarquin Hall

In a single of the 10 top mysteries of the yr (Seattle Times), deepest investigator Vish Puri turns into embroiled in a high-stakes secret related to one among India’s such a lot arguable commodities: love.

When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the younger woman’s mom and dad are useless set opposed to the union. She’s from a high-caste family members; he’s from the bottom strata of Indian society. younger Tulsi’s father locks her up and provides to seek down the “loverboy dog.” thankfully, India’s Love Commandos, a real-life staff of volunteers devoted to assisting mixed-caste undefined, come to the rescue. yet simply once they free up Tulsi, Ram is mysteriously snatched from his hiding place.

The job of discovering him falls to India’s “Most inner most Investigator.” regrettably, Vish Puri isn't having a very good month. He’s didn't get well a cache of stolen jewels. His pockets has been stolen, and he’s having to depend on his infuriating Mummy-ji to get it again. And to most sensible all of it, his archrival, investigator Hari Kumar, can be attempting to find Ram. To reunite the star-crossed enthusiasts and reclaim his rightful position as India’s unchallenged “Most inner most Investigator,” Puri and his workforce of operatives needs to infiltrate Ram’s village and navigate the caste politics formed by means of millennia-old prejudices.

Critics hailed The Case of the lethal Butter bird, the final installment within the Vish Puri secret sequence, as Tarquin Hall’s top but, asserting that every booklet has “raised the stakes subtly” (The Huffington Post). Now, “once back, India’s such a lot inner most Investigator solves his case with panache” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Badge of Evil

A revisit of the Nineteen Fifties vintage that encouraged Orson Welles's movie Touch of Evil

Assistant District lawyer Mitch Holt suspects the inaccurate humans were arrested within the homicide of Rudy Linneker. but when it wasn't Linneker's daughter and her fiance, who was once it? And why do of the city's so much adorned and cherished police officers seem like they don't seem to be taking pictures immediately? If they have planted proof as a consequence, what else are they in charge of within the past?

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Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Charles Osborne

Nearly a quarter-century after her demise, Agatha Christie is still the most well-liked secret author of all time. Now, in a celebrated publishing occasion, fanatics and novices alike are handled to a different Christie novel. Created in 1930 as a level play and faithfully tailored through Charles Osborne, Black Coffee brings again liked detective Hercule Poirot to workout his "little gray cells" another deliciously deductive time...

An pressing name from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot dashing from London to a sprawling nation property. Sir Claud fears a member of his personal loved ones desires to scouse borrow a mystery formulation destined for the Ministry of security. yet Poirot arrives too overdue. The formulation is lacking. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by way of his after-dinner espresso. Poirot quickly identifies a powerful brew of melancholy, treachery, and deception amid the mansion's occupants. Now he needs to locate the formulation and the killer...while letting no poison slip 'twix his low lips.

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A Decent Interval (Charles Paris)

By Simon Brett

After an extended interval of ‘resting’, existence is asking up for Charles Paris, who has been solid because the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father and primary Gravedigger in a brand new construction of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught.  Ophelia is performed by means of Katrina Selsey, who received the function via a tv expertise show.  Hamlet himself is usually performed by way of a fact television contestant, Jared Root – and the 2 younger stars have fairly diversified perspectives of megastar and the theatre than the more matured contributors of the cast.
 
But whilst the corporate succeed in the 1st staging put up in their journey, the Grand Theatre Marlborough, concerns get extra critical, with one member of the corporate heavily injured in what seems to be an coincidence, and one other dead.  once more, Charles Paris is pressured to don the mantle of novice detective to unravel the mystery.

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Styx and Stones (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, No. 7)

By Carola Dunn

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Unflappable flapper and Town & Country scribe Daisy Dalrymple searches for a killer whose vicious pen fits a murderous center during this pleasant installment of Dunn's comfortable secret sequence. -- within the Nineteen Twenties, in post-World conflict I England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, newly married to Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher, is requested by means of her brother-in-law to discreetly examine a chain of poisoned pen letters that the various neighborhood villagers were receiving. while the pompous and insufferable brother of the neighborhood vicar is killed via a truly huge rock, dropped on his head from a very good top, it sort of feels transparent to all that this crusade of gossip has escalated to homicide. With the aid of her husband, whod relatively she now not get entangled, Daisy attempts to discover who wrote the letters and who that individual has pushed to homicide ahead of the killer moves back.

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Towards Zero

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks…including one of her personal ten favourite novels, Towards Zero, which places Superintendent conflict and Inspector Leach at the case as they examine the homicide of an aged widow.

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Skull Duggery (Gideon Oliver, Book 16)

By Aaron Elkins

Gideon is excited to be in Mexico along with his wife-until he's requested to envision the mummified corpse of a drifter considered shot to dying. Gideon's findings display that the reason for dying is way weirder. Then he's requested to check the skeleton of a homicide sufferer came upon a yr earlier-only to find one other coroner mistakes. The Skeleton Detective understands that "mistakenly" pointed out our bodies are by no means a twist of fate. but when he isn't cautious, unearthing the relationship among them can make him one other homicide statistic in Mexico.

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