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By Brian M. Wiprud

Jumping fishes. Prowling bobcats. Frosty penguins and mute moose heads...These are the issues that fill Garth Carson’s existence as he buys, sells, and rents unique taxidermy from his funky manhattan urban storefront. yet now Garth and his gal, Angie, have bought the main sinister crammed critter on this planet: a undeniable white crow in a bell jar that Angie swoons over–and that folks are death to get their arms on.

When the crow is stolen, in addition to $50,000 worthy in their most sensible taxidermy, Garth and Angie are plunged into the spooky center of previous New England and a realm of crazed carnies, bumbling feds, and 2 freshly snuffed creditors. to save lots of their bird–and their lives–these reluctant sleuths needs to penetrate a zany, hugely unlawful overseas treasure hunt...and confront a freak who has something for murder.

“The funniest tough-guy author there is.”
–Lee Child

“Audacious and continually unique. Wiprud twangs humorous bones I by no means knew I had.” –T. Jefferson Parker

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder (Dr Gideon Fell)

Three site visitors at Martin Clarke's weekend celebration swore they observed the pistol lifted from the wall, levelled and shot. but no handheld it. It could not have occurred ... yet there has been a lifeless physique at the flooring to turn out that it had.

For the sufferer, it was once a ways too overdue for a physician. To unmask the smart assassin, even if, a home stopover at by way of Dr Gideon Fell is simply what the health practitioner ordered. however the killer nonetheless someway avoids taking his drugs - till Fell vows to prescribe his personal therapy for bringing the assassin to justice.

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A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Paperback))

By Parnell Hall

The Chicago Sun-Times crowns Parnell Hall’s Puzzle woman mysteries “a pleasure for fanatics of either crosswords and frothy crime detection...Cora Felton is a lovely and targeted sleuth.” Now the crime-solving powers of the inimitable Cora and her smart niece, Sherry Carter, are positioned to the final word attempt as they sq. off opposed to a xmas killer who hides in the white-and-black shadows of an acrostic....

A Puzzle In A Pear Tree

’Tis the season to be jolly, yet Cora Felton, shanghaied into “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as a such a lot reluctant maid-a-milking, has each correct to consider like a grinch. whilst a person steals the partridge from the pear tree and replaces it with a cryptic puzzle she has no desire of fixing, it’s virtually greater than the Puzzle girl can endure. yet then arrogant crossword author Harvey Beerbaum solves the acrostic, and it seems to be a poem promising the loss of life of an actress. this is often extra love it! may the danger be geared toward Cora and her thespian debut? Or at Sherry, one of many ladies-dancing? Or at Sherry’s nemesis, the pageant’s predatory lead, Becky Baldwin?

Cora and Sherry slightly have time for a secret, what with trimming Christmas bushes and purchasing Christmas offers, yet rehearsals cross on, less than police protection--until a killer moves somewhere else in a such a lot unforeseen manner.Ordinarily Cora Felton will be extremely joyful to have murders to unravel. yet this time she reveals herself vying with a traveling Scotland backyard inspector who seems to have an all-too-personal stake in fixing the crimes. Cora does too while her personal niece turns into a first-rate suspect and the assassin moves back.

Is anyone attempting to close down the Christmas competition? Cora will be merely too satisfied if that have been the case, yet she fears the secrets and techniques lie deeper. Now she is interviewing witnesses, breaking into inn rooms, discovering facts, planting facts, and having a merry outdated time. actually, she will be completely happy--if this wasn’t transforming into a Christmas to die for!

From the Hardcover edition.

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Copycat Killing: A Magical Cats Mystery

By Sofie Kelly

Each person thinks their cats are special—but Owen and Hercules have powers that cross a ways past an lovely glance or an impossible to resist purr. besides their proprietor, librarian Kathleen Paulson, they've got an uncanny intuition for fixing crimes...

It's been raining cats and canine in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the neighborhood artists' co-op is at the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all evening aiding her buddies circulation their creations to the protection of the upstairs studio.

The paintings survives, but if arguable masks maker Jaeger Merrill is located drowned within the co-op basement, Kathleen questions even if the dying was once unintentional. After she discovers the artist used to be utilizing an assumed identify, she realizes she cannot really think something approximately him. With the aid of good-looking detective Marcus Gordon—and her cats' awesome powers of detection—it's as much as Kathleen to unmask a killer.

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Engleby (Vintage International)

By Sebastian Faulks

Meet Mike Engleby, a second-year pupil at collage. although Mike is clearly clever, and excited about many golf equipment, it really is transparent that anything approximately Mike isn't particularly correct. whilst he turns into fixated on a classmate named Jennifer Arkland, and he or she is going lacking, we're left with the looming query: Is Mike Engleby concerned?

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Deadman's Bluff (Tony Valentine, Book 7)

By James Swain

"In this sequence approximately playing, the most personality is a huge winner."

--Janet Maslin, the hot York Times

"Bask in Swain's Las Vegas with no need to set foot within the position and probability being skinned alive."

--The Washington put up e-book World

A blind poker participant named bypass DeMarco is scamming the world's greatest poker event in Las Vegas, and cheating-expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, were employed to determine how. DeMarco is tied to a couple dangerously determined characters who will visit extremes--even cold-blooded murder--to make sure that the obnoxious DeMarco wins big.

While Gerry flies to Atlantic urban to suss out DeMarco's mystery, Valentine remains in Vegas and groups up with an getting older grifter named Rufus Steele, who has his personal rating to settle with DeMarco. On contrary facets of a dangerous video game, father and son paintings their manner via a colourful panorama of conmen and hitmen. jointly, they're going to need to turn out there's extra to any online game of likelihood than meets the eye.

Featuring insider advice for catching poker cheats, in addition to a word list of card hustler terms!

From the Paperback edition.

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Dead Man's Chest: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)

By Kerry Greenwood

Dot spread out the word. “He says that his married couple will take care of the divine omit Fisher…I’ll miss a bit…their identify is Johnson they usually look very reliable.” Phryne acquired the door open eventually. She stepped into the corridor. “I imagine he used to be improper approximately that,” she commented.
Traveling at excessive pace in her loved Hispano-Suiza observed via her maid and relied on spouse Dot, her adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth, and their puppy Molly, The Hon. pass over Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She’d promised every body a pleasant vacation through the ocean with totally no murders, but if they come at their rented lodging that doesn’t look most likely at all.
An empty condominium, a gang of juvenile louts, a fisherboy kept, and the secret of a lacking butler and his spouse appear to lead inexorably towards a hunt for buried treasure through the ocean. yet what info may well the curious Surrealists manage to give a contribution? Phryne understands to what depths humans will sink for greed, yet with a pitcher of champagne in a single hand and a pearl-handled Beretta within the different, not anyone is getting earlier her.

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Acqua Alta: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

By Donna Leon

In Leon's 5th Commissario Guido Brunetti secret, the thrashing of well known artwork historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch attracts the modern Venetian police detective out of his hot and loving domestic and into the annual onslaught of acqua alta, the torrential iciness rains.

Brett, an American who spearheaded a up to date exhibition of chinese language pottery in Venice, lives together with her lover, Flavia Petrelli, the reigning diva of los angeles Scala. along with his open brain and reliable feel, Brunetti reveals himself extra fazed via Flavia's breathtaking expertise than via the nontraditional courting among the 2 ladies. Brunetti's planned and humane research to discover a rationale for Brett's beating takes him to darkish, rainy corners of Venice and right into a sinister internet of artwork robbery, fakery and base human desires.

“Every fan’s first-pick Brunetti novel.” —The New Yorker

“Music and paintings mingle delightfully with homicide and mayhem during this very attractive story.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A refined learn of emotion and personality… a cosmopolitan mystery.” —Library Journal

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Collapse: A Survival Thriller

By Scott Carleton

What you're approximately to learn has already occurred… according to real-life occasions this half action-thriller, half cautionary story, cave in is the tale of 1 man’s struggle to avoid wasting those he loves while the tenuous fibers that carry society jointly develop into strained and start to snap. Matt Avery is positioned to the try as his whole urban stories a lack of electrical energy, failure of traces of conversation, and civilian looting and violence. With a spouse, daughter, and small circle of neighbors in his corporation, Matt’s survival abilities and nerve are confirmed as he fights to guard his domestic and feed his family members within the wake of catastrophe. Matt needs to make tricky existence and demise determinations that not anyone ever hopes to stand. Matt has been making plans for this second for years, yet now that it's upon him, does he rather have what it takes to outlive?

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