By Camille Minichino
A journey to the Revere Public Library proves deadly for thirty-six-year-old Yolanda Fiore. Her physique is located early one morning on the backside of the library's staircase. The proof indicates she'd been struck at the again of the pinnacle earlier than her fall.
In this 5th Periodic desk secret, retired physicist Gloria Lamerino isn't really susceptible to tackle one other homicide investigation--her romance with murder detective Sergeant Matt Gennaro is the entire touch she wishes with the Revere Police division.
But Gloria will do whatever for her lifelong buddies and present landlords, Rose and Frank Galigani, operators of the Galigani Mortuary. So while their son John is arrested for murdering Yolanda, his former female friend, Gloria is going looking for the genuine killer.
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Melanie Hunter had a superb profession as a palaeontologist. She used to be well mannered, pleasant and good beloved. So while she is going lacking, it's thoroughly out of character.
The males in her existence come less than suspicion: her boyfriend, her step-father, her neighbour with the shady prior. and there's lots to suspect: lies, half-truths, deceptions ... it appears if you pull one thread, the full textile of relatives lifestyles can come apart.
Melanie had attempted to be stable, to make whatever of herself, and had succeeded pretty well. yet anything was once mistaken someplace. Melanie had a mystery, a discomfort she attempted to conceal from the realm. used to be it the key that killed her? She used to be ever the sympathetic listener - yet who used to be hearing her?
As invoice Slider is drawn into her shadowy international, he needs to find the solution to 2 questions: who enjoyed Melanie? And who enjoyed her too much?
“If you're unfortunate adequate to be murdered, pray that DI Slider is passed your case."
“Readers will locate themselves gripped from first web page to last.”
“Only a die-hard misanthrope might disdain an opportunity to spend time with Slider.”
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By Francine Mathews
Merry Folger is greater than prepared for a romantic holiday together with her fiancé Peter while fate--and her police leader father--intervenes. Twenty-one-year-old Jay Santorski by no means must have drowned within the frigid waters off the Nantucket shore. What used to be the athlete, Harvard student, and part-time scalloper doing out by myself within the storm-churned bay?
At her father's insistence--and over Peter's objections--Merry returns to the island to enquire, merely to be faced at each flip by means of fake leads and useless ends. And Police leader John Folger is in the back of too a lot of those roadblocks. For the 1st time, Merry starts off to consider she can't belief her lifelong position model--her personal father....
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By William Boyd
One may possibly night in London, Adam Kindred, a tender climatologist on the town for a role interview, is feeling stable concerning the destiny as he sits down for a meal at a bit Italian bistro. He moves up a talk with a solitary diner on the subsequent desk, who leaves quickly later on. With scary velocity, this opportunity stumble upon results in a sequence of malign injuries, wherein Adam loses everything—home, relations, acquaintances, task, popularity, passport, charge cards, cellphone phone—never to get them back.
William Boyd's electrifying follow-up to the Costa Award-winning Restless, Ordinary Thunderstorms is a profound and gripping novel in regards to the fragility of social identification, the corruption on the middle of huge company, and the secrets and techniques that lie hidden within the seamy underbelly of each city.
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By Tamar Myers
Based on real occasions in Tamar Myers's lifestyles, The woman Who Married an Eagle is a gorgeous addition to her Belgian Congo secret series
When Julia Elaine Newton, a tender, lovely Ohio lady, volunteered to move on a undertaking to the Belgian Congo, she knew it used to be going to be a massive switch. yet she by no means anticipated to finally end up educating at an all-girls boarding institution that consisted as a rule of runaway baby brides!
Much to her chagrin, Buakane was once born attractive. If in basic terms she'd been gruesome, leader Eagle do not need spotted her. Escaping from an prepared marriage, the scrappy younger lady reveals her solution to Julia Newton and the college. yet this time her jilted husband usually are not denied. Now it truly is as much as Julia and Buakane to attempt to save lots of the varsity as Congolese independence looms and leader Eagle is determined on revenge. With assistance from Cripple, Cripple's husband, or even Amanda Brown, those plucky ladies needs to learn how to retailer themselves.
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By Jacques Vandroux
Finding murderers is simply an afternoon at the task for police captain Nadia Barka. but if a mutilated corpse is came across in an outdated baptistery, she’s confronted with a few tough questions: Who left a tender woman’s physique in a high-security museum in the course of the evening? And the place is the victim’s heart?
Barka has no leads, until eventually numerous days later while unassuming computing device technician Julien Lombard comes ahead, claiming to have had a premonition of the woman’s abduction and homicide. the resultant research turns up not anything, in spite of the fact that, and Julien is simply as skeptical approximately his intel because the police are. yet, after one other girl is going lacking, Barka makes a decision to take an opportunity and belief in Julien’s reward. Does Julien carry the foremost to combating one other grotesque crime? operating jointly, can they locate the assassin earlier than he steals one other heart?
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By Phil Rickman
Reverend Merrily Watkins unearths herself exchanging a retiring exorcist who's made up our minds to make the transition as disagreeable as possible
Diocesan Exorcist: a role considered by means of the Church of britain with such severe suspicion that they replaced the identify. it truly is Deliverance advisor now. nonetheless, it sort of feels, no task for a lady. but if the Bishop deals it to Merrily Watkins, parish priest and unmarried mom, she's in no place to refuse. It starts off badly for Merrily and will get no more uncomplicated. As an early iciness slices during the previous urban of Hereford, a physique is located within the River Wye, an old church is desecrated, and indicators of evil look within the cathedral itself, the place the tomb of a medieval saint lies in pieces.
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By Albert Cossery
Early in Proud Beggars, a brutal and motiveless homicide is dedicated in a Cairo brothel. however the actual secret on the center of Albert Cossery’s wry black comedy isn't the explanation for this demise however the paradoxical richness to be present in even the main materially impoverished life.
Chief between Cossery’s proud beggars is Gohar, a former professor grew to become whorehouse accountant, cannabis aficionado, and road thinker. Such is his local attraction that he has collected a small coterie that comes with Yeghen, a rhapsodic poet and drug broker, and El Kordi, an ineffectual clerk and would-be innovative who goals of rescuing a consumptive prostitute. The police investigator Nour El Dine, harboring a depressing mystery of his personal, suspects all 3 of the homicide yet reveals himself captivated by means of their hot strong humor. How is it that they dwell amid degrading poverty, but own a joie de vivre that even the main assiduous forces of nation can't suppress? Do they, regardless of their rejection of social norms and all ambition, carry the key of contentment? And so this brief novel, one among Cossery’s masterpieces, is without delay biting social observation, police procedural, and a mischievous get pleasure from its personal correct.
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By Bailey Cates
A HALF-BAKED HEX
Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a neighborhood conservation workforce, Katie Lightfoot slightly has time to determine her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, less delve additional into her future as a witch. yet warding off her destiny won’t be as effortless as whipping up a brand new recipe—especially whilst Katie unearths herself once more combined up in murder.
When a fellow volunteer for the conservation staff is located lifeless, Katie’s mystical senses inform her that there’s extra to the demise than meets the attention. Her suspicions are proven whilst contributors of her coven are specific subsequent. Katie must embody her powers quickly...or she could locate herself chewed up and spit out via a few critical black magic.
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