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The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries)

By Charles Todd

“One of the simplest ancient sequence being written today.”
Washington Post

“Todd as soon as and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge because the genre’s most intricate and engaging detective.”
Entertainment Weekly

The Confession is old crime fiction at its best, carrying on with Charles Todd’s New York Times bestselling secret sequence that includes seriously broken British international warfare I veteran, and but nonetheless astonishingly effective Scotland backyard inspector, Ian Rutledge. Todd’s investigator wrestles with a startling and unsafe case that reaches a ways into the earlier whilst a fake confession from a guy who's no longer who he claims to be ends up in a brutal homicide. The Confession is a must-read for each fan of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Jacqueline Winspear, as post-war London’s top detective unearths himself ensnared in a dismal and lethal research that reveals stunning small city secrets and techniques courting again greater than a century.

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A Play of Dux Moraud (Joliffe, Book 2)

By Margaret Frazer

A marriage ceremony ILL-FATED...

It is the fall of 1434, and the end-of-harvest reckoning in the course of Michaelmas has been below considerable. thankfully, Joliffe and his fellow gamers are surviving and thriving below the patronage of Lord Lovell. His grace is sending them to accomplish at Deneby Manor as a present for the wedding of Sir Edmund Deneby's daughter, Mariena.
But Joliffe has been engaged to play roles - that of a participant and that of a undercover agent. Deneby's daughter was once betrothed as soon as sooner than, to a fit guy who fell sick and died sooner than they married, and Lord Lovell fears an identical destiny befalling Mariena's newly meant. And as Joliffe uncovers the secrets and techniques of the Denebys' sordid historical past, it turns into transparent that this can be a marriage ceremony party destined to finish in tragedy...


"Another extraordinary access within the author's lengthy sequence of medieval mysteries ... As consistently, the writer presents a treasure trove of historic element ... In much less guaranteed arms, this element could be intrusive; right here, it easily provides to the ambiance..." - The Romance Reader's Connection

"Deftly drawn characters appearing in a level of elaborate and exact information of medieval life." - Affaire de Couer


"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you again to the fifteenth century." - Romantic Times

"More than simply a very good learn. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, realizing that what tehy've learn is that stuff of actual existence. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review

"A gentle and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England... A tantalizing mystery seems to have attractive political implications." - Publishers Weekly

"Finely plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the specific 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, offering the total package deal - an outstanding secret, incredible characters, and a desirable interval of historical past. 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 instances best Pick.

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Come Die with Me (A Brock Callahan Mystery)

By William Campbell Gault

Brock will get stuck in a perilous triangle among a jockey, a mobster, and L.A.'s most interesting blonde

Gloria Malone is a huge lady with a bit husband, and an issue simply Brock Callahan can clear up. Her jockey beau, Tip, has fallen in with a half-reformed gangster, and Gloria fears difficulty for the pint-sized horseman. yet as Brock speedy unearths, L.A.'s criminals have extra to worry from Tip than he does from them. the quick guy has an extended suggest streak, a lady at the part, and a pair of illegitimate little ones as well. Even his horses don't like him. Brock isn't shocked while an individual comes to a decision to finish the little gremlin's racing profession as soon as and for all—with a carving knife.

The global of horse racing is buried less than a layer of dirt that's thicker than the Santa Anita racetrack's dust after a thunderstorm. To penetrate it, Brock must take the whip into his personal hand and do no matter what it takes to stick at the horse.

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A Deadly Penance (A Templar Knight Mystery)

By Maureen Ash

A new Templar Knight secret from the writer who "masterfully creates a medieval global choked with wealthy historical detail." (National bestselling writer Victoria Thompson)

Templar Bascot de Marins is summoned to Lincoln fort to benefit who murdered a servant engaged in a bootleg affair with a married lady. although the jealous husband had a rationale, Bascot's research uncovers a extra surprising revelation concerning the sufferer that will supply him any variety of power enemies...

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The Deadly Streets (The Harlan Ellison Collection)

By Harlan Ellison

Remember Charles Bronson stalking the streets of latest York blowing holes in muggers in Death Wish? be mindful Glenn Ford status off the vicious juvenile delinquents in Blackboard Jungle? good, it truly is greater than fifty years and assorted worlds from 1955 to now. And whatever the writer of those tales is familiar with that you're scared to confess is that fact and delusion have flip‑flopped. they've got switched areas. The tales that scare you at the present time are those approximately rapists and thugs, psychos who will carve you for a greenback and hypes who will bust your head to get mounted. Glenn Ford’s international was once the day before today, and Bronson’s is this present day. And within the stalking middle of the night of this e-book, one among America’s most sensible writers, Harlan Ellison, invades the shadows of both!

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The Hanging Wood (Lake District Mysteries)

By Martin Edwards

Twenty years in the past, a teenage boy, Callum Hinds, went lacking in England’s Lake District. His uncle was once suspected of getting performed the boy damage and interviewed through the police. while he devoted suicide with reference to his cottage within the placing wooden, every person assumed it used to be an indication of guilt. however the physique of the boy used to be by no means found.

Now his sister, Orla Payne, who by no means believed of their uncle’s guilt, has back to the Lakes, and takes up a task in an atmospheric residential library, shut to her father’s farm, the upmarket caravan park the place her step-father works, and the placing wooden. She desires to locate the reality approximately Callum’s disappearance, and--at the prompting of Daniel Kind--and, in a drunken name, attempts to curiosity DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria’s chilly Case assessment staff, within the case. Hannah is reluctant, major Orla to call for no matter if she cares approximately justice. Hannah does care, and whilst Orla dies in unusual and stunning conditions, she determines to discover the reality approximately what occurred to Callum--and to Orla.
Hannah’s research brings her again into touch with Daniel, whereas she attempts to solve her afflicted dating with bookseller Marc Amos. yet their own lives must be wear carry while one other demise happens, and Hannah reveals herself racing opposed to time to avoid a stunning homicide because the prior casts lengthy shadows at the sunlit panorama of the Lakes.

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The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse: A Cats in Trouble Mystery

By Leann Sweeney

the writer of the yellow rose secret sequence, leann sweeney, is...

"A welcome new voice in secret fiction." (Jeff Abbott, bestselling writer of Collision

...and her fresh sequence approximately cute cats that simply cannot remain out of difficulty is certain to be a hit!

Jill's quiet lifestyles is shattered whilst her home is damaged into and her Abyssinian, Syrah, is going lacking. Jill's confident her kitty's been catnapped. but if her cat-crime-solving leads her to a murdered physique, all of sudden all paws are pointing to Jill.

quickly, Jill discovers that Syrah is not the basically purebred who is been stolen. Now she has to discover those bushy pussycats earlier than all of them turn into the prey of a cold-blooded killer-and she finally ends up nabbed for a crime...

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The Big Nowhere

By James Ellroy

La, 1950 purple crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. 3 law enforcement officials stuck in a hellish net of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy caught with a host of snuffs no one cares approximately; they are his likelihood to make his identify as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. he is mountaineering at the crimson Scare bandwagon to boost his profession and to achieve custody of his followed son, a toddler he stored from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is battling communism for the cash. All 3 males have bought tickets to a nightmare.

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Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton, No. 1)

By Geronimo Stilton

Enter the area of Geronimo Stilton, the place one other humorous event is usually correct round the nook. each one booklet is a fast moving experience with full of life artwork and a different layout young children 7-10 will love

Who Is Geronimo Stilton?
That's me! I run a newspaper, yet my precise ardour is writing stories of event. the following on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! what is that? you could have by no means learn one? good, my books are packed with enjoyable. they're whisker-licking stable tales, and that is a promise!

Book 1
It begun whilst my sister, Thea, found a mysterious map. It confirmed a mystery treasure on a remote island. And earlier than i may set free a squeak of protest, Thea dragged me into her treasure hunt! very quickly in any respect, we might set sail for the island. It was once an event i would by no means forget....

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