By Rhys Bowen
INTRODUCING ?A FEISTY NEW HEROINE? (JACQUELINE WINSPEAR) who?s thirty-fourth in line for the throne?and flat broke.
From the Agatha Award-winning writer of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries!
girl Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, thirty fourth in line for the throne, is flat broke. She?s bolted Scotland, her grasping brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. where the place she?ll event freedom, examine existence classes aplenty, do a little bit spying for HRH?oh, and discover a useless Frenchman in her bathtub. Now her new task is to transparent her lengthy relatives identify.
By Livia J. Washburn
Marriage ceremony bells could be ringing in Weatherford, Texas, this Christmas whilst Phyllis Newsom opens up her domestic for her top friend's marriage ceremony. And even supposing the bride is donning white, not anyone suspects that she'll quickly be donning black...
After all of the planning—and the cake tasting—the special day has arrived. Eve Turner, one in all Phyllis's boarders—and her top friend—is relocating out and getting married to the affable Roy Porter. whereas she's unhappy to work out Eve move, Phyllis is very happy to host the development in her condominium and to bake the bride and groom a scrumptious three-tiered coconut marriage ceremony cake. even supposing a storm from snow within the forecast feels like a recipe for catastrophe, the day runs as easily as butter cream.
But the wedding doesn't final gone the honeymoon. while Roy's discovered lifeless at a Weatherford bed-and-breakfast, Eve's the pinnacle suspect. Now Phyllis needs to discover who iced Roy sooner than her good friend unearths herself in the back of bars...
By Lee Goldberg
Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
"An all-new unique secret starring Adrian Monk, the intense investigator who continually understands while something's out of place...."
No one loves to come domestic to a mess--least of all Monk and Natalie. but if they go back in brief to San Francisco from a longer remain operating as police officers in New Jersey, Natalie discovers a person has been dozing in her mattress. yet this Goldilocks isn't asleep. She's useless.
If that's no longer undesirable sufficient, investigators locate marked cash from a Federal sting operation crammed less than Natalie's bed. Now her existence is a true mess and she or he wishes Monk's support to wash it up.
But Monk has difficulties of his personal. His brother Ambrose is eager to locate Yuki, his lacking lover, yet his agoraphobia prevents him from leaving the home. Ambrose wishes a guy at the outside--and that guy is Monk, who's torn, simply because he's comfortable to determine her pass.
As the 2 investigations commence, and the physique count number rises, it speedy turns into transparent to Monk that Yuki has a deadly past...and that they're pursuing a ruthless, cold-blooded killer that no-one could ever are looking to mess with...
By Parnell Hall
It’s no secret why readers love the Puzzle woman, leave out Cora Felton, the eccentric beginner detective who retains every body guessing as she retains herself within the thick of difficulty. discover why critics agree that “Cora is rising as a lovely and special sleuth” (Chicago Sun-Times) in “a enjoyable sequence for secret lovers and cruciverbalists” (USA Today).
Wealthy widow Emma Hurley died with purely her servants at her part — yet after she passes away, her grasping heirs move slowly out of the woodwork to stake a declare in Emma’s fortune. To their shock, Emma was once no longer content material to depart at the back of an easy will. in its place, her ultimate testomony incorporates a smart puzzle ... one to take delivery of in basic terms to her dwelling heirs.
The first one to resolve the puzzle will inherit Emma’s complete property; every body else could be left with a pittance. the desire additionally stipulates that Cora Felton — neighborhood superstar and famed writer of a well-liked syndicated crossword puzzle column — needs to referee the competition.
Unfortunately, it’s Cora’s niece, Sherry Carter, who's the brains in the back of Cora’s “Puzzle woman” personality. And it’s as much as Sherry to resolve the weird riddle Emma Hurley engineered ahead of her demise. For quickly it’s simple that Emma’s online game is one and not using a transparent winner ... and that the avid gamers may well lose way over they ever imagined!
By Elizabeth Gunn
It's a sizzling Tucson afternoon in could and petty felony Zeb and his old-fashioned good friend Robin are casing out a home, approximately to release a 'home invasion' and thieve cash off a drug broker who is arrange store during this quiet residential road.
By William Campbell Gault
A corrupt P.I. will do something to make a dollar and keep his personal skin
Joe Puma didn't kill Albert objective, yet he's satisfied the pimp is useless. A small-time creep whose area of interest used to be recruiting wannabe actresses, aim perjured himself for Puma's sake, and the detective used to be afraid he may well choose to speak. The police officers be aware of that Puma's crooked, yet they can't turn out a specific thing. He's a slick operator with an itchy set off finger and a flimsy ethical code—two issues he'll desire if his subsequent case is to finish as fortunately as his last.
Fallen starlet Jean Roland involves Puma with a plan to blackmail her lesbian lover's father—a harmful scheme that may positioned Puma off if Roland weren't the main beautiful lady in la. Joe Puma likes cash and he likes being alive, yet he likes ladies much more. He'd die for a lady like Jean Roland—but he'd like it if another person died first.
By Rennie Airth
With the booklet of the New York Times striking ebook River of Darkness, Rennie Airth validated himself as a grasp of suspense. The Blood-Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the go back of the cherished 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 a long way afield in a Europe threatened by means of the increase of Hitler. A riveting, atmospheric, multilayered secret, this severe and clever story greater than grants at the promise of Rennie Airth's first mystery.
Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir!" to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour!" to Paris to absorb the points of interest, easy methods to bake genuine French pastries, and event some joie de vivre. But her goals of l. a. vie en rose are wear carry while the town of lighting turns deadly…
Lucy continually dreamed of traveling Paris, but if popular pastry chef Larry Bruneau is stumbled on on death’s doorstep and Lucy and her neighbors are detained for wondering, she’s nervous she’ll be buying and selling in her luxurious lodgings for a sojourn within the Bastille. Now, if she’s going to get pleasure from her holiday, she’ll need to unpack her sleuthing abilities and transparent her identify…
By Margaret Frazer
Ripped from the pages of the award-winning author's Dame Frevisse novels...
THE center a long time COME TO LIFE... TO convey US MURDER
The yr is 1434, and arrangements are less than manner for the Corpus Christi pageant in Oxford, England. performs are a standard a part of the occasion, and Joliffe and the remainder of his troupe are to accomplish Isaac and Abraham. until eventually then, their theatrical antics are popular by way of a prosperous service provider who bargains them a chance to ply their exchange for room and board.
But whilst the physique of a murdered guy is located open air the barn door the place the troupe is accommodation, Joliffe needs to bring up the curtain at the product owner's mysterious prior and discover the startling fact in the back of a homicide so much foul...
PRAISE FOR THE participant JOLIFFE SERIES
"Everything i would was hoping to discover: memorable characters, a meticulously specific international, an interesting crime, and a delightful conclusion." - Roundtable Reviews
"Will entertain and confound you with its intricately plotted secret and richly precise writing... Ms. Frazer is aware the 15th century and it shows..." - Romance Readers Connection
"Deftly drawn characters performing in a level of complex and actual info of medieval life." - Affaire de Couer
Carefully and faithfully rendered, 15th-century England and France and all of the political problems come simply to life... Medieval secret enthusiasts will once more benefit from the shrewdpermanent participant Joliffe and his adventures. - The secret Reader
PRAISE FOR MARGARET FRAZER
"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you again to the fifteenth century." - Romantic Times
"More than simply an outstanding learn. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, figuring out that what tehy've learn is that stuff of genuine existence. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review
"A delicate and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England... A tantalizing mystery seems to have beautiful political implications." - Publishers Weekly
"Finely plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the particular substance that brings an period to lifestyles, whereas her characters' mental make-up is as cunningly wrought because the ancient background." - Publishers Weekly
"Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her position as one of many preeminent writers of old crime fiction, providing the full package deal - an excellent secret, incredible characters, and a desirable interval of background. Her novels are a dream to read." - Aunt Agatha's Newsletter
Herodotus Award Winner.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award
Twice nominated for the Minnesota booklet Award
A Romantic occasions best Pick.
By Jason Goodwin
Detective. Polyglot. Chef. Eunuch.
Investigator Yashim Returns during this Edgar® Award-Winning Series
Istanbul, 1840: the younger sultan Abdülmecid believes that Gentile Bellini's vanished masterpiece, a portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, could have resurfaced in Venice. yet it isn't Yashim, our eunuch detective, who takes a boat around the Mediterranean. in its place, it is his Polish ambassador buddy, Palewski, disguised as an American artwork dealer.
What starts off as an easy inquiry quickly becomes a murderous video game of deception and suspense, performed out one of the pale palazzi and gradual canals of the decaying urban. buyers, forgers, and aristocrats turn into fatally concerned, because the look for the Bellini portrait uncovers a probability to the soundness of the Ottoman throne, and the peace of Europe.
The Paperback variation contains an writer Interview, Bonus Inspector Yashim Recipe, and an Excerpt from the following Inspector Yashim secret, An Evil Eye