Posts in category: Mystery
By Tony Hillerman
Loaded with booklet extras (not to be had within the print edition), together with Tony Hillerman's operating remark on his paintings, his sequence heroes Leaphorn and Chee, and a different profile of the Navajo nation.
To Officer Bernadette Manuelito, the fellow curled up at the truck seat used to be simply one other under the influence of alcohol -- which bought Bernie in difficulty for mishandling against the law scene -- which obtained Sergeant Jim Chee in hassle with the FBI -- which drew Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement and again into the outdated "Golden Calf" murder, a case he had was hoping to forget.
Nothing had appeared advanced approximately that prior one. A con video game had long gone bitter. A swindler had attempted to promote prosperous previous Wiley Denton the positioning of 1 of the West's multitude of mythical misplaced gold mines. Denton had shot the swindler, referred to as the police, confessed the murder, and performed his brief felony time. No secret there.
Except why did the wealthy man's bride vanish? The cynics acknowledged she used to be a part of the swindle plot. She'd fled while it failed. yet, regrettably, previous Joe Leaphorn used to be a romantic. He believed in love, and hence the Golden Calf case nonetheless afflicted him. Now, papers present in this new murder case attach the sufferer to Denton and to the legendary Golden Calf Mine. the 1st Golden Calf sufferer have been there simply hours sooner than Denton killed him. And whereas Denton used to be killing him, 4 youngsters trespassing one of the rows of empty bunkers within the long-abandoned Wingate Ordnance Depot referred to as in a strange report back to the police. that they had heard, within the wind wailing round the previous constructions, what seemed like tune and the cries of a girl.
By Glen Cook
A sequence a ways sooner than its time, now again in print
somebody else may have discovered by means of now: whilst difficulty comes knocking, do not open the door. yet there is a it is because Garrett's nonetheless within the P.I. enterprise in any case those years-he's now not one to benefit his classes. probably that is why he shall we himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious child being threatened by means of creatures that cannot relatively be defined. yet earlier than Kip Prose has an opportunity to provide an explanation for what he is performed to get at the hit record of a few anonymous nasties, the precocious Prose is kidnapped, and the chase begins...
By Linwood Barclay
One of the Boston Globe's most sensible Crime Novels of the Year!
One of Suspense Magazine's most sensible Books of 2013!
Since deepest investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son died in a sad coincidence, Cal and his spouse have drifted aside. Cal is mired in a grief he can’t stream earlier. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment.
Driving domestic one evening, a rain-drenched woman faucets on his motor vehicle window and asks for a trip. He is aware a grown guy choosing up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish—but he we could her in. Cal quickly senses that something’s now not correct with the lady or the placement. yet it’s too past due. He’s already involved.
Drawn right into a nightmare of secrets and techniques, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate big apple city, Cal understands that the one factor which may retailer him is the reality. And he’s approximately to show the town’s secrets and techniques one through one—if he lives lengthy enough.
By Donald J. Sobol
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old superstar detective. With an uncanny knack for trivialities, he solves mysteries for the local children via his personal detective service provider. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him remedy his such a lot baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in every one booklet, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, however the reader is given all of the clues besides. Interactive and chock jam-packed with attention-grabbing bits of information—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
Las Cruces wasn’t a spot such a lot tourists could imagine to forestall. yet after Lew Archer performs the nice samaritan and alternatives up a bloodied hitchhiker, he unearths himself on the town for a number of days waiting for a homicide inquest. A hijacked truck filled with liquor and a proof field filled with marijuana, $20,000 from a huge time financial institution heist via a small time criminal, corruption, adultery, incest, prodigal daughters and abused other halves all make the little city look much more attention-grabbing than any advisor e-book ever may perhaps. and because the homicide expense rises, Archer reveals himself stuck up in secret the place everyone seems to be a suspect and everyone’s a sufferer.
By Faye Kellerman
The beginning in their female descendant has crammed Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD murder Detective Peter Decker, with pleasure mingled with sorrow, considering issues have ensured that they could don't have any extra youngsters. however the state of affairs is grim on the health facility, which has been devastated via serious funds cutbacks and employees shortages. And while a revered nurse vanishes besides a child from the nursery, Peter and Rina worry for the protection in their personal beneficial child—especially whilst the lacking nurse’s motor vehicle is located on the backside of a cliff . . . with a corpse inside.
A so much grievous sin has been dedicated. In pursuit of justice, Decker—with assistance from his tough-as-nails associate, Madge, and an capable support from his teenage daughter Cindy—follows a twisted course that winds via a sinister maze of sanatorium politics, lost passions, and torturous brain video games that could all too simply bring about murder.
By Donald Bain
In the most recent secret within the USA at the present time bestselling sequence, Jessica Fletcher earrings within the New yr with British aristocracy, yet someone’s approximately to finish the lifetime of the party.…
A VERY right MURDER
Jessica Fletcher and her good friend Scotland backyard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to wait a brand new Year’s Eve Ball at Castorbrook citadel, because of her British writer. presently after arriving within the idyllic English geographical region, Jessica discovers the physique of a lady’s maid within the garden.
While their host, Lord Norrance, his kinfolk, and social gathering site visitors squabble over the tragic dying in completely mannered, completely British kind, family members relatives are strained as previous wounds are reopened and slicing comments are freely passed out.
As dead night beckons on the ball, the merriment crashes to a halt while Norrance falls unwell and dies, it seems that poisoned—and the variety of suspects with a grudge opposed to the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy. Now it’s as much as Jessica and George to discover the killer—or killers—before one other corpse welcomes within the New Year....
By David Whellams
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Whereas vacationing Hawaii, the Aldens and cousin Soo lee ask yourself why everyone seems to be silent whilst the black pearl tale is informed.
By Mo Hayder
In a quiet residential quarter in London, a pair is stumbled on certain and imprisoned of their own residence. Savagely battered and seriously dehydrated, the worst revelation is but to return: their eight-year-old son has been kidnapped. but if the physique is located and forensic proof turns the case on its head, revealing annoying parallels to occasions in Detective Caffery's personal previous, he realizes he is facing even more sinister forces than he'd anticipated—and reveals it more and more tough to keep up his expert distance. because the facts mounts and Caffery struggles to carry his personal lifestyles jointly, the case hurtles towards a surprising conclusion.