Category: Mystery

The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria (Sano Ichiro Novels)

By Laura Joh Rowland

In feudal Japan, ardour and secrets and techniques result in homicide. . .

From A distant, unique global. . .
Sano Ichiro, such a lot Honorable Investigator of occasions, occasions, and folks, awakens from a turbulent dream right into a real-life nightmare. Lord Matsudaira Mitsuyoshi, the shogun's cousin and inheritor, has been murdered after an evening of debauchery within the city's excitement quarter...

Comes A hazard All Too with regards to domestic. . .
The subject calls for Sano's own attention-more own than Sano in the beginning imagines. For he quickly discovers that Mitsuyoshi's better half for the night used to be none except the beautiful woman Wisteria, a girl whom Sano himself as soon as knew in detail prior to he used to be married to his cherished spouse, Reiko. however the reminiscence of Wisteria nonetheless stirs him, and it truly is with either dismay and aid that he learns she has vanished with her pillow ebook, a diary which may include precious clues. The conditions hassle him, as does the chance that he and Wisteria may possibly meet back with harmful outcomes. . .

In The Pillow booklet of girl Wisteria, Laura Joh Rowland once more has written a publication within which "an unique environment, seventeenth-century Japan, and a best mystery...make for grand leisure" (New York day-by-day News).

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Troublemaker: A Dave Brandstetter Mystery (Dave Brandstetter Mysteries)

By Joseph Hansen

The 3rd quantity within the award-winning, groundbreaking Dave Brandstetter secret sequence unearths Dave investigating the homicide of the landlord of an area homosexual bar. Appearances recommend that the single witness can be the killer, yet he swears he is blameless. hassle is, he could be telling the truth.

A popular short-story author, Joseph Hansen is usually the writer of greater than 25 novels. The winner of the 1992 lifetime success award from the personal Eye Writers of the USA, Hansen is the writer of A Smile in his Lifetime, dwelling Upstairs, Job's 12 months, and Bohannon's Country.

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Death At The Chase (Sir John Appleby, Book 25)

By Michael Innes

While grasp sleuth, Appleby, leaps over a stile in the course of a rustic walk, he's apprehended through an irate Martyn Ashmore, proprietor of the land on which Appleby has unwittingly trespassed. but if the misperception is cleared up, eccentric, elderly Ashmore finds that he's in worry for his lifestyles. as soon as each year, an individual makes an attempt to homicide him. Is it the French Resistance or a more youthful Ashmore at the make? while Martyn dies, Appleby units out to discover who precisely is liable.

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Sherlock Holmes Illustrated and Complete

By Arthur Conan Doyle

This is Sherlock Holmes as he’s by no means been obvious sooner than: all 4 novels and fifty-six tales with an advent and notes by way of Dr. Mary Eichbauer of Stanford University’s getting to know Sherlock Holmes venture. This e-book comprises over 900 illustrations, two hundred in complete color—it may possibly by no means were released in print. listed here are the gloomy, deeply relocating unique illustrations by way of Sidney Paget, the darker, extra smooth drawings of Frederic Dorr Steele, and the occasional artwork via different modern illustrators. right here, too, are the unique journal covers from The Strand in London and Colliers in the United States, in addition to e-book covers from worldwide, modern work, birdseye maps of London on the time, or even a map of the Underground. See Sherlock in all his disguises. examine for your self the dancing males, the ground plan of 221B Baker highway, a map of the Baskerville moors, a postcard from the Hôtel du Sauvage at Reichenbach Falls, a drawing of the Bruce-Partington submarine, Holmes’ diagram of the crime scene on the Priory institution, the placement of the professor’s learn within the event of the Golden Pince-Nez, and the photo of Irene Adler that Sherlock asked as his basically expense for saving the King’s marriage. stick to Holmes and Watson down the boulevards and again alleys of Victorian London, see what they observed, and wonder back at adventures of the best detective who ever lived.

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The Scent of the Night Aka the Smell of the Night (Inspector Montalbano, Book 6)

By Andrea Camilleri

The variety of Inspector Montalbano lovers will keep growing with this inventive new novel that includes the earthy and urbane Sicilian detective. part the retirees in Vigáta have invested their discount rates with a monetary wizard who has disappeared, besides their funds. As Montalbano investigates this labyrinthine monetary rip-off, he reveals himself at a major drawback: a adversarial improved has close him out of the case, he’s at the outs along with his lover Livia, and his loved Sicily is popping so ruthless and vulgar that Montalbano wonders if any a part of it really is worthy saving. sopping wet with surroundings, crackling with wit, The scent of the evening is Camilleri at his so much addictive.

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Soul Seeker (An Eisenmenger and Flemming Forensic Mystery)

By Keith McCarthy

The 8th e-book within the well known John Eisenmenger forensic secret sequence - The newly promoted leader Inspector Beverley Wharton once again turns to forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger to aid with the invention of a severed male head in an area farmyard. while a headless – yet woman – physique then turns up in a dustbin, they need to recognize that this can be the paintings of a serial killer. notwithstanding, this killer turns out to have clinical wisdom and a wish to scan together with his sufferers in his look for the human soul . . .


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Devil's Trill (Daniel Jacobus Mysteries, Book 1)

By Gerald Elias

From live performance violinist Gerald Elias comes this debut set within the classical track international concerning the robbery of a necessary violin.

Daniel Jacobus is a blind, reclusive, crotchety violin instructor dwelling in self-imposed exile in rural New England. He spends his time chain-smoking, hearing previous LPs, and infrequently taking up new scholars, whom he berates within the desire that they're going to flee. Jacobus is drawn again into the realm he left in the back of whilst he makes a decision to wait The Grimsley festival at Carnegie corridor. The younger winner of this pageant is granted the glory of taking part in the Piccolino Stradivarius, a uniquely astonishing three-quarter-size violin that has introduced misfortune to all who possessed it over the centuries. however the violin is stolen sooner than the winner of the contest has an opportunity to play it, and Jacobus is the first suspect. With the aid of his pal and previous musical companion, Nathaniel Williams, his new student,Yumi Shinagawa, and a number of other quirky sidekicks, Jacobus units out to turn out his innocence and locate the stolen Piccolino Strad. Will he succeed? the search takes him in the course of the halls of wealth and tradition, throughout continents to Japan, and leads him to a...murder.

Devil's Trill provides the reader a peek into the realm of classical tune, with its backstabbing lecturers and performers, venal buyers, and shady violin purchasers. it's the striking starting of an excellent new sequence.

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Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery (The Aunty Lee Series)

By Ovidia Yu

This delectable and witty secret introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, beginner sleuth, and owner of Singapore's best-loved home-cooking restaurant

After wasting her husband, Rosie Lee may have turn into one among Singapore's "tai tai," an idle wealthy girl. as an alternative she is development a culinary empire from her eating place, Aunty Lee's Delights, the place highly spiced Singaporean nutrients are graciously served to locals and travelers alike. but if a physique is located in a single of Singapore's vacationer havens and one in all her visitors fails to teach at a cocktail party, Aunty Lee is aware that the 2 occasions are most likely connected.

The homicide and disappearance throws jointly Aunty Lee's henpecked stepson, Mark, his social-climbing spouse, Selina, a homosexual couple whose love continues to be unlawful in Singapore, and an aged Australian vacationer couple whose stopover at could masks a deeper function. Investigating the homicide are Police Commissioner Raja and Senior employees Sergeant Salim, who fast observe that Aunty Lee's sharp nostril for intrigue can sniff out clues that elude legislation enforcers.

Wise, witty, and captivating, Aunty Lee's Delights is a highly spiced secret approximately love, friendship, and nutrition in Singapore, the place cash flows freely and folks of many faiths and ethnicities coexist peacefully, yet the place tensions lurk slightly under the skin, occasionally with lethal consequences.

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Puzzled to Death (Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Paperback))

By Parnell Hall

Omit Cora Felton, the eccentric novice detective larger referred to as the Puzzle girl, likes not anything larger than to resolve a superb mystery–and this time she’s bought a killer on her fingers. What isn’t difficult is why critics agree that “Cora is rising as a lovely and particular sleuth” (Chicago Sun-Times) in “a enjoyable sequence for secret fanatics and cruciverbalists” (USA Today).

Bakerhaven, Connecticut, sounds like the correct position to host a charity crossword-puzzle tournament–after all, town is domestic to Cora Felton, the loved puzzle columnist often called the Puzzle girl. A slew of big name contestants are at the means. And the locals were invited to problem the veteran puzzlers head-on. yet quickly the town’s realization is fixated on anything way more arguable than crosswords...when the physique of the city tart is chanced on mendacity useless on her kitchen ground. sooner than somebody can cease her, Cora is scorching at the path of the reality, interviewing nosy associates, digging up airborne dirt and dust, and drawing out a lonely recluse who simply may possibly carry the major to cracking the crime. yet will she remedy the case earlier than the competition involves a perilous finish? Cora once more proves that sleuthing spells S-U-S-P-E-N-S-E–up, throughout, and down!

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Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 5)

By M. C. Beaton

After her first husband, Jimmy Raisin, stops her marriage ceremony and she or he is left jilted on the altar, he's discovered strangled to demise, and Agatha Raisin needs to end up her innocence in addition to that of her meant. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage is a secret full of homicide and mayhem, from bestselling writer M.C. Beaton.

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