The Snack Thief (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

By Andrea Camilleri

Within the 3rd publication in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano sequence, the urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective exposes a viper's nest of presidency corruption and foreign intrigue in a compelling new case. whilst an aged guy is stabbed to loss of life in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned through a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, basically Montalbano suspects the hyperlink among the 2 incidents. His research results in the gorgeous Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and someday prostitute, whose younger son steals different schoolchildren's midmorning snacks. yet Karima disappears, and the younger snack thief's life—as good as Montalbano's—is at the line...

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Tears of Pearl: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily Mysteries)

By Tasha Alexander

Set amid the sweetness and decadence of the Ottoman Empire, woman Emily's most recent event is filled with intrigue, treachery, and romance.

Looking ahead to the fun of connubial bliss, newlyweds girl Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats of the British Empire, set out towards Turkey for an unique honeymoon. yet on their first evening within the urban, a harem lady is located murdered, strangled within the courtyard of the sultan's lavish Yildiz Palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works on the embassy in Constantinople, is current and acknowledges the lady as his personal daughter who was once abducted 20 years past. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father that they will locate her killer, yet because the research profits velocity, they locate that visual appeal might be deceiving―especially in the confines of the seraglio.

As a lady, Emily is given entry to the forbidden global of the harem and speedy discovers that its mysterious, sheltered partitions supply no safety from a ruthless assassin. because the variety of sufferers grows, Emily needs to depend upon her personal sharp wit in a heart-stopping finale if she is to forestall a killer bent on exacting vengeance irrespective of what number blameless lives he leaves in his wake.

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Hex Hall Book One

By Rachel Hawkins

3 years in the past, Sophie Mercer stumbled on that she used to be a witch. it is gotten her right into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mom has been as supportive as attainable, consulting Sophie's estranged father-an elusive ecu warlock-only whilst beneficial. but if Sophie draws an excessive amount of human consciousness for a prom-night spell long past horribly flawed, it really is her dad who makes a decision her punishment: exile to Hex corridor, an remoted reform university for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the tip of her first day between fellow freak-teens, Sophie has relatively a scorecard: 3 robust enemies who seem like supermodels, a futile weigh down on a beautiful warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a brand new roommate who occurs to be the main hated individual and in basic terms vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie quickly learns mysterious predator has been attacking scholars, and her simply good friend is the number-one suspect.

As a sequence of blood-curdling mysteries starts off to converge, Sophie prepares for the most important chance of all: an old mystery society decided to damage all Prodigium, especially her.

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Mrs Harris MP

By Paul Gallico

Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth charlady, content material along with her lot, cleansing the houses of the wealthy. besides the fact that, her knack of atmosphere issues immediately frequently has the tendency to stray past holding issues neat and tidy...

In Mrs Harris MP, the sincere as-ever previous char impresses her company together with her no-nonsense political beliefs to such an volume that he - an MP, no much less - encourages her to develop into a voice for the folks of Battersea and stand for election herself.

The global of neighborhood politics, even though, quickly proves a try for a girl as straight-laced as Mrs Harris; political skulduggery, the glare of the media and the obvious betrayal of a relied on buddy all changing into concerns she simply hadn't bargained on...

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A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square Mystery)

By Lorraine Bartlett

The very last thing Katie Bonner sought after used to be to turn into the chief of Artisans Alley. but if her company associate, Ezra Hilton, is located mendacity on the backside of a staircase, bludgeoned to loss of life, she has no different selection. a suite of cubicles for artisans and craft dealers in a renovated applesauce manufacturing facility development, Artisans Alley is the most appeal within the old fashioned Victoria sq. purchasing sector. yet company lower than Ezra have been faltering--While the police officers are continuing by way of the ebook, Katie is investigating through the booths--for the reply to the killer's identification lies within the hidden secrets and techniques of Artisans Alley itself.

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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4)

By Alan Bradley

“Every Flavia de Luce novel is a cause to celebrate.”—USA Today
 
ALAN BRADLEY, writer OF the main AWARD-WINNING sequence DEBUT OF ANY 12 months, RETURNS WITH one other impossible to resist FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL.
 
“[Alan] Bradley has created the most unique, fascinating, devilishly artistic and hilarious detectives of any age or any time.”—Bookreporter
 
It’s Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a keenness for chemistry—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. yet she is quickly distracted while a movie workforce arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English property, to shoot a film starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging snow fall, the full village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to observe Wyvern practice, but not anyone is ready for the evening’s surprising end: a physique chanced on strangled to loss of life with a size of movie. yet who one of the assembled site visitors may degree one of these chilling scene? because the typhoon worsens and the checklist of suspects grows, Flavia needs to ferret out a killer hidden in simple sight.
 
“[Flavia is] the main intrepid and captivating adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post–World conflict II England.”—The Seattle Times
 
“Quirky and pleasant . . . Flavia is a vintage literary personality who manages to entice either old and young readers equally.”—Wichita Falls Times checklist News
 
“Bradley’s plot twists and turns delightfully.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram
 
NAMED the best MYSTERIES OF THE 12 months BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

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The Murder Farm

By Andrea Maria Schenkel

The Times Literary Supplement stated of The homicide Farm, "With just a constrained variety of ways that violent demise may be investigated, crime writers need to use enormous ingenuity to carry whatever clean to the style. Andrea Maria Schenkel has performed it in her first novel."

the 1st writer to accomplish a consecutive win of the German Crime Prize, Schenkel has received first position for either The homicide Farm and Ice Cold.

The homicide Farm starts with a surprise: an entire kinfolk has been murdered with a pickaxe. They have been outdated Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch; his put-upon devoutly spiritual spouse; and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter little Marianne. She additionally had a son, two-year-old Josef, the results of her affair with neighborhood farmer Georg Hauer after his wife's loss of life from melanoma. Hauer himself claimed paternity. additionally murdered used to be the Danners' maidservant, Marie.

An unconventional detective tale, The homicide Farm is a thrilling mix of eyewitness account, third-person narrative, pious diatribes, and incomplete case dossier that may hold readers guessing. after we go away the narrator, now not even he is familiar with the reality, and purely the reader is ready to achieve the shattering end.

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The Mad and the Bad (New York Review Books Classics)

By Jean-Patrick Manchette

An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the French-American origin Translation Prize for Fiction

Michel Hartog, a someday architect, is a robust businessman and recognized philanthropist whose sizeable  fortune has simply grown that a lot better following the demise of his brother in an coincidence. Peter is his orphaned nephew—a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a employed gunman with a major ulcer. Michel hires Julie to appear after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter break out. Thompson pursues. Bullets fly. our bodies gather.

The craziness is simply getting all started.

Like Jean-Patrick Manchette’s celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect paintings of artistic destruction.

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The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1)

By Rick Riordan

The first ebook within the number 1 bestselling phenomenon sends readers world wide at the hunt for the 39 Clues!

Minutes earlier than she died Grace Cahill replaced her will, leaving her decendants an very unlikely selection: "You have a decision - a million money or a clue."

Grace is the final matriarch of the Cahills, the world's strongest relatives. every body from Napoleon to Houdini is expounded to the Cahills, but the resource of the relatives strength is misplaced. 39 Clues hidden all over the world will show the family's mystery, yet not anyone has been capable of gather them. Now the clues race is on, and younger Amy and Dan needs to make a decision what is very important: searching clues or uncovering what particularly occurred to their parents.

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