By M. C. Beaton
M.C. Beaton's Christmas disintegrate ... a Christmas story that is holly, jolly—and lethal, via golly…
At domestic by myself for the vacations, Agatha Raisin comes to a decision to host a cocktail party for the elder citizens in her Cotswold village of wintry weather Parva. Agatha's by no means been a lot of a homemaker, yet she's dead-set on making this the suitable vacation for the "crumblies," as she affectionately calls them. She's embellished a tree whereas heading off her cats Hodge and Boswell, or even made a (lumpy) Christmas pudding in among swigs of rum. but if Agatha dumps the pudding at the head of the neighborhood self-proclaimed lothario—an eighty-five yr previous with a lager abdominal and hands like sausages—his demise by means of dessert proves greater than a trifle as mysteries mount better than the season's snow fall. lots for attempting to do stable through her friends. Now Agatha wishes at least a Christmas miracle to get herself out of this one...
Deck the halls with boughs of folly this Christmas with Agatha Raisin, a modern day leave out Marple, who Publishers Weekly calls "an absolute gem!"
By Martin Hayes
The lifestyles and occasions of Britains so much notorious son. Occultist, genius, poet, prophet, mountaineer, drug and free-love pioneer, undercover agent, pupil, and all-round undesirable egg. Summoner of demons and loser of neighbors. A prophet who desired to retailer mankind yet ended his days often called “The Wickedest guy within the World.”
By Thomas Gifford
Convicted of homicide, a screenwriter will get an opportunity to transparent his name.
The police locate Toby Challis clutching his bloodstained Oscar statuette, his spouse lifeless at his toes. He claims innocence, however the jury doesn’t purchase it, believing that any such cinematic homicide might spring basically from the brain of 1 of Hollywood’s most interesting screenwriters. approximately pushed mad by the point spent awaiting the decision, Challis has no concept how he'll live on greater than a decade within the sizeable condominium. fortunate for him, he won’t need to locate out―yet.
To shipping Challis to felony, the kingdom presents merely an outdated prop aircraft. A freak snowfall hits it not easy, knocking it out of the sky and killing every body on board however the convict. Challis escapes into the woods, to discover the guy who killed his spouse and plan what each script wishes: a Hollywood ending.
By Julie Smith
"A BREATHLESS mystery . . . Smith pushes her protagonist to the brink and the sequence to a brand new excessive water mark of suspense."
--Los Angeles Times
On transitority go away of absence from the strength, Police Detective bypass Langdon turns into enthusiastic about exposing the scary determine underneath the good-guy photograph of Errol Jacomine--a liberal-minded, civic-spirited preacher who's operating for mayor of latest Orleans.
Immediately, an nameless military of hatchet males visit paintings on bypass, who learns that opposing Jacomine is risky enterprise. And while the single witness to the preachers crimes turns up lifeless, bypass follows her instincts to the darkish heart of bayou kingdom . . . the place useless law enforcement officials inform no tales.
"Displays the writing abilities of 1 of the genres prime exponents . . . The climax, a frantic rescue attempt within the the teeth of storm Hannah, will stick with you."
--The Cleveland simple broker
By Rennie Airth
With the book of the New York Times awesome e-book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth confirmed himself as a grasp of suspense. The Blood-Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the go back of the loved Inspector John Madden, whose discovery of a tender girl's mutilated corpse close to his domestic in rural England brings him out of retirement regardless of his wife's misgivings. quickly he unearths himself chasing a killer whose terrible crime can have implications some distance afield in a Europe threatened by way of the increase of Hitler. A riveting, atmospheric, multilayered secret, this excessive and clever story greater than grants at the promise of Rennie Airth's first mystery.
By Kate White
From the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan journal and writer of Why solid women Dont Get forward yet Gutsy ladies Do comes a debut novel a couple of real crime author for brand spanking new Yorks preferred womens journal. Bailey Weggins, a shrewdpermanent author for a number one womens journal, Gloss, is dragged right into a homicide research through her editor-in-chief and boss from hell, Cat Jones. Cat is a lady who will get what she desires from her staff, so while she discovers that her nanny has been murdered she insists Bailey locate the killer earlier than the police do. was once the chocolate that poisoned the nanny intended for Cat, recognized for her love of brownies? yet then, the attractive, duplicitous nanny has an enemy record all her personal. The research takes Bailey from the streets of latest York urban to the swankiest Connecticut suburbs and dollars County retreats, and everybody is a suspect, together with the catty editors at Gloss. Bailey proves that she is the unique gutsy lady whilst she outwits the smart killer.
By Janet Evanovich
The dynamite blockbuster from Janet Evanovich that all started it all―now an important movie starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum!
ONE effective MESS
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, domestic to wiseguys, regular Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who activities a massive perspective or even larger funds difficulties (since wasting her activity as a undies customer for a division store). Stephanie wishes cash―fast―but occasions are tricky, and shortly she's compelled to show to the final lodge of the really determined: family...
ONE fake MOVE
Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding corporation. She's acquired no event. yet that does not topic. Neither does the truth that the bail jumper in query is neighborhood vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first regarded up her gown to the time he first acquired into her pants, to the time Steph hit him along with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the new man is in scorching water―wanted for murder...
ONE FOR THE MONEY
Abject poverty is a smart motivator for studying new talents, yet being knowledgeable within the university of not easy knocks via humans like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't really. nonetheless, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in every week, she'll make a funky ten grand. All she has to do is turn into knowledgeable bounty hunter overnight―and preserve herself from getting killed ahead of she will get her man...
By Robert Temple
Did civilization in the world outcome from touch with population of a planet within the Sirius famous person method sooner than 3,000 B.C.? to reply to this question, Robert Temple strains the traditions of 4 African tribes again 5,000 years to the traditional Mediterranean cultures of Sumer and Egypt. He indicates that those cultures possessed nice wisdom, a lot of which they claimed used to be given them by means of viewers from Sirius. There are tribal cultures in present-day Africa (notably the Dogon of Mali) whose such a lot sacred traditions are in keeping with this idea; their wisdom of the Sirius procedure is fantastic in its accuracy and element, together with info just recently identified to fashionable technological know-how.
By Donald J. Sobol, Glenn Andrews
The ten-year-old detective solves "The Case of the lacking Garlic Bread" and different food-related mysteries. comprises menus and recipes for a Fourth-of-July occasion, a birthday brunch, and different events.
By John Searles
John Searles’s aid for the Haunted is an unforgettable tale of a most original relations, their deep secrets and techniques, their harrowing tragedy, and eventually, a daughter’s discovery of a gloomy and unforeseen mystery.
Sylvie Mason’s mom and dad have an strange occupation—helping “haunted souls” locate peace. After receiving an odd telephone name one winter’s evening, they depart the home and are later murdered in an outdated church in a scary act of violence.
A 12 months later, Sylvie resides within the care of her older sister, who should be in charge for what occurred to their mom and dad. Now, the inquisitive youngster pursues the secret, relocating toward the data of what happened that night—and to the reality approximately her family’s previous and the secrets and techniques that experience haunted them for years.
Capturing the shiny eeriness of Stephen King’s works with the compelling quirkiness of John Irving’s liked novels, Help for the Haunted is that infrequent tale that brings to existence a richly imagined and completely unique world.