By Monica Ferris
The artwork of needlecraft calls for endurance, self-discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the artwork of detection. simply ask Betsy Devonshire—who’s studying that lifestyles in a small-town needlecraft store can demonstrate an unforeseen knack for knitting…and a hidden expertise for unraveling crime.
A Murderous Yarn
Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She by no means meant to get so stuck up during this year’s vintage automobile race. yet as sponsor of 1 of the entrants, she can’t support yet preserve a detailed eye at the outcome—and it’s no longer lovely. one of many drivers by no means makes it to the end line. His vehicle is located exploded in flames. Now Betsy and her artful neighbors needs to verify if it used to be an twist of fate or the paintings of a jealous competitor. the reply could be in a section of needlework, yet pinning down a suspect won’t be easy…
For the 1st time in a single quantity, twisting stories that includes off-off Broadway actress grew to become sleuth Alice Nestleton and her crime-solving cats hairy and Pancho…
A Cat in a Manger
It’s the vacation season and Alice is hoping for a merry little Christmas peacefully cat-sitting at a sprawling ny property. as a substitute, she unearths herself embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy of high-stakes horse racing, sinister seduction, and lacking money. She is aware she’d higher expect her cat’s shrewdpermanent instincts and 9 lives, considering her personal interest has landed her only a whisker clear of demise.
A Cat of a distinct colour
When a moonstruck pupil from Alice’s performing type is killed in a big apple bar, Alice is decided to unravel the crime, specially because the attractive Abyssinian-like cat he introduced her is stolen at the comparable evening. however the catch she devises to nook the cat-napper entangles her in a much bigger secret— a lifeless actor’s secrets and techniques of affection, revenge, and homicide.
By Henning Mankell
Whilst retired policeman Herbert Molin is located brutally slaughtered on his distant farm within the northern forests of Sweden, police locate unusual tracks within the snow — as if anyone were working towards the tango. Stefan Lindman, a tender police officer lately clinically determined with mouth melanoma, makes a decision to enquire the homicide of his former colleague, yet is quickly enmeshed in a mystifying case without witnesses and no obvious factors. petrified of the ailment which may take his existence, Lindman turns into extra and extra reckless as he finds the chilling hyperlinks among Molin’s dying and an underground neo-Nazi community that runs additional and deeper than he may well ever have imagined.
By Margaret Frazer
A guy HATED by means of HIS spouse, HIS CITY... AND HIS KILLER
In Margaret Frazer's most modern medieval secret, the "pious and perceptive" (New York Times) Dame Frevisse accompanies her prioress on a trip of mercy to a nunnery. St. Mary's nunnery is a spot of prayer and therapeutic for girls - so it really is amazing to determine a guy sprawled out within the cloister backyard. lifeless. much less awesome, to Dame Frevisse, used to be the id of the sufferer: grasp Montfort used to be no longer rather beloved by way of somebody within the city of Goring. Even his personal spouse and clerk despised him. And as royal escheator he used to be attempting to settle a heated dispute among a prosperous lady and her intended nephew.
Now Dame Frevisse needs to step in and untangle the fortunes and felonies in a contention of wealth, kinfolk, and politics. however the actual problem should be placing apart her personal emotions and serving justice for the homicide of an unjust man...
"The religious but human Dame Frevisse is back... one other well-wrought story of intrigue and homicide. historical past aficionados will satisfaction and enthusiasts will have fun that the religious but human Dame Frevisse is back...." - Publishers Weekly
"A amazing sequence. Frevisse, along with her good judgment and humor and tang of salt, is one among my favourite sleuths." (Sharon Kay Penman, writer of The Queen's Man)
"Meticulous element that speaks of reliable scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." (The ny Times)
"Full of the richness of the 15th century...Margaret Frazer's stories are charmingly and intelligently contrived." (Minneapolis famous person Tribune)
At the apex of the recent York paintings global, homicide is the most recent fad.
Harry and Sally, Belinda and Jack - undefined, 4 most sensible pals. Inseparable in view that collage, they remain shut via their 20s and 30s, as they make their method to the head of the hot York arts scene. Harry is a playwright, Jack a novelist, Belinda a painter, and Sally, good, Sally has continuously been chuffed simply to be Harry’s spouse. yet as Harry and Belinda’s careers take off, Jack’s stalls. not able to accomplish a moment novel, his angle turns into toxic, even violent, till Belinda is pressured to throw him out in their attractive loft condo. unmarried back for the 1st time in many years, she reveals that during a urban packed with wolves, her husband can have the sharpest the teeth.
As summer time warmth chokes long island, its so much stylish addresses are approximately to be soaking wet within the bluest blood the town has to offer.
By Veronica Heley
In the recent Ellie Quicke secret, Ellie is compelled to imagine the unthinkable approximately her personal daughter, Diana . . . may well she be a assassin? - Ellie has continually disliked the neighborhood vast property agent – aka nice White Shark – and is distressed whilst her daughter Diana declares that she is sporting his baby and approximately to turn into his fourth spouse. yet Ellie is quickly drawn into the relatives circle while one of many Hooper little ones dies of their inner most health club and one other succumbs to a peanut hypersensitivity. The police are looking to write off the deaths as coincidence and misadventure, yet Ellie believes somebody is focusing on participants of the Hooper kin. absolutely Diana wouldn’t . . . or may she?
By Jim Lavene, Joyce Lavene
The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a girl with a present for locating misplaced issues. occasionally it leads her to misplaced keys or earrings—and occasionally it leads her to murder…
When her boyfriend Kevin’s ex-fiancée Ann arrives in Duck searching for a moment likelihood, Dae abruptly reveals herself dealing with convinced heartache. And whereas her romantic lifestyles is in shambles, she’s much more involved by means of the unexpected switch in her reward. After touching a medallion owned via an area named Chuck Sparks, Dae is stunned while her imaginative and prescient finds his murder—and a cry for support.
Dae doesn’t understand what to make of the useless man’s plea to “Help her,” till she has one other imaginative and prescient a couple of abducted girl—Chuck’s daughter, Betsy. With a toddler lacking, the FBI steps in to take over the case. yet Dae can’t forget about her visions of Betsy, or the truth that Kevin’s psychic ex-fiancée could be the single one that will help locate her…
By Barbara Fradkin
Accident or suicide? That’s the straightforward query placed to Inspector Michael eco-friendly whilst a derelict stranger falls to his loss of life from an deserted church tower in a quiet river village on the fringe of his jurisdiction. but if the sufferer seems be an extended misplaced son of an area farm family members cursed in recent times by means of tragedy, insanity and dying, eco-friendly starts off to suspect anything way more sinister is at paintings. Probing the family’s prior, he uncovers a poisonous mixture of inflexible fundamentalism, teenage uprising and a family members mystery so terrible that two decades later, somebody continues to be wanting to hinder the reality from coming to light.
By Adam Christopher
A brand-new novel tie-in for the preferred hassle-free television sequence. A summons to a physique came across riddled with bullets in a Hell's Kitchen house is the beginning of a brand new case for Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The sufferer is a subway teach driving force with an odd Colombian connection and a mysterious pile of cash, yet who would need to kill him? the hunt for the reality will lead the detectives into the hidden underground tunnels of recent York urban, the place extra our bodies might look forward to them.
By Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer friends into the recesses and buried virtues of the trendy American male in an excellent crime novel that transcends style. while Tim Madden, an unsuccessful author dwelling on Cape Cod, awakes with a ugly hangover, a painful tattoo on his higher arm, and a severed girl head in his marijuana stash, he has virtually no reminiscence of the evening sooner than. As he reconstructs the lacking hours, Madden runs afoul of retired prizefighters, intercourse addicts, mediums, former cons, a world-weary ex-girlfriend, and his personal father, previous now yet nonetheless a Herculean determine. Stunningly conceived and vividly composed, Tough men Don’t Dance represents Mailer on the top of his powers.
Praise for Tough men Don’t Dance
“Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes each note count number, like a grasp knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle round your head.”—People
“As brash, brooding and finally enthralling because the writer himself . . . [Mailer moves a] stunning stability among humor and horror.”—New York Daily News
“A great page-turner of a homicide secret . . . packed with nice characters, affected by lifeless our bodies and replete with believable suspects.”—Chicago Tribune
“[Tough men Don’t Dance] has that captivating Mailer bravado.”—The long island Times
Praise for Norman Mailer
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”—The big apple Times
“A author of the best and such a lot reckless talent.”—The New Yorker
“Mailer is necessary, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post
“A devastatingly alive and unique artistic mind.”—Life
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The ny evaluate of Books
“The greatest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . in contrast to with reference to each American author on the grounds that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and develop into richer in knowledge with each one new book.”—Chicago Tribune
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language consists of you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post
From the Paperback edition.