The impresario Peregrine Jay has fulfilled a long-cherished dream: because of a truly beneficiant present, he now owns the Dolphin Theatre, and has restored it to its former glory. To rejoice the re-opening, a no-expenses-spared creation of The Glove, a brand new play concerning the discovery of a real Shakespearean accent. London’s chattering periods are abuzz with gossip concerning the theatre, rumors approximately Peregrine, reviews of the play. but if homicide takes center-stage, each person will get very quiet, and purely Inspector Alleyn can convince them to begin chattering again—this time, with a purpose.
By Carolyn Keene
Nancy Drew and her pals discover the Anderson Museum at Emerson collage to unravel the abduction of Ned Nickerson. The mysterious sparkling eye holds many clues.
By Donald E. Westlake
An sick ex-president makes an attempt to come to the area stage
Few retirements are harder than that of a former president. For greater than a decade, the once-powerful Bradford Lockridge, whose presidency was once lower brief after one time period, has slipped more and more into obscurity. At his lowest element, he flies to California to wait the outlet of a grocery store, only for an opportunity to get a few sunshine. After the rite ends, Lockridge faints, waking up after a couple of minutes, harassed and stuttering. The ex-president is commencing to die.
Before he is going, he desires one final likelihood to alter the realm. An palms race is constructing with Communist China, and Lockridge had extra luck than the other president in facing the Reds. the area has handed him through, yet this ex-president nonetheless desires to reserve it - no matter if it skill risking his personal existence.
It was once far from the million-dollar Foothill membership to Pelly highway, the place grudges have been settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a lady in jail. security legal professional invoice Gunnarson used to be making the trip—fast. He already knew a kidnapping on the membership used to be tied to the girl's sizzling rock, and he suspected lacking Hollywood starlet was once the foremost to a hectic crime ring. yet whereas Gunnarson made his approach via a hurricane of deception, funds, medications, and passions, he could not wager how a few gigantic pictures and small-timers might all prove with homicide in common...
By James Church
"Hidden Moon reads extra like a secret agent novel by way of a Korean Kafka. ultimate be aware: Fascinating." ―Rocky Mountain News
In A Corpse within the Koryo, James Church brought readers to 1 of the main targeted detectives to seem on web page in years---the elusive Inspector O. the lovely secret was once named the most effective mystery/thrillers of 2006 by means of the Chicago Tribune for its superbly spare prose and layered descriptions of a terrain Church is familiar with by way of center.
And now the Inspector is back.
In Hidden Moon, Inspector O returns from a venture out of the country to discover his new police commander ready at his workplace door. there was a financial institution robbery---the first ever in Pyongyang---and the commander calls for motion, and quick. yet is that this urgency for actual? someplace, an individual within the North Korean management does not wish Inspector O to accomplish his research. And why no longer? What if the theft ends up in the top degrees of the regime? What if strength, no longer a necessity for money, is the true cause of the heist on the Gold megastar Bank?
Given a decision, this is not a path a detective within the Pyongyang police would need to keep on with the entire method to the tip, even a path marked with monogrammed silk stockings. "I'm uncertain i do know the place the financial institution is," is O's laconic remark because the caution bells burst off in his head. A Scottish policeman despatched to supply safety for a vacationing British legitimate, a sultry Kazakh financial institution supervisor, and a mournful fellow detective all mix to place O in the course of a spiderweb of conspiracies that turns into extra tangled, and hazardous, the extra he pulls at the threads.
once more, as he did in A Corpse within the Koryo, James Church opens a window onto a society the place not anything is sort of because it turns out. the tale serves because the reader's flashlight, illuminating a spot that outsiders think is usually darkish and too distant to grasp. Church's descriptions of the rustic and its individuals are spare and starkly attractive; the discussion is lean, each suggestion weighed and measured prior to it's spoken. now not a note is wasted, simply because during this position nobody can have the funds for to be misunderstood.
Praise for Hidden Moon:
"The book's usually sharp repartee is corresponding to Raymond Chandler's discussion, whereas the corrupt North Korean paperwork offers an unique yet totally convincing noir backdrop. . . . Like Marlowe and Spade ahead of him, Inspector O navigates the shadows and, now and then, unearths fact within the half-light." ―The Wall highway Journal
"[Hidden Moon] . . . is like not anything else i have ever learn. Church creates an completely convincing, internally constant international of the absurd the place orders suggest the other of what they are saying and forms in many instances will get routed to oblivion." ―Hallie Ephron, The Boston Globe
"Church makes use of his years of intelligence paintings to first-class virtue the following, offering one duplicitous plot twist after one other . . . the author's affection for the panorama and other people of Korea is amply obvious. [A] gorgeous conclusion." ―The Washington Post
"...the actual excitement of Hidden Moon is its conversations, loaded down with layers of secrecy and suspicion that floor phrases are meaningless within the face of buried purpose. because of Church, secret readers are studying concerning the minds and hearts of North Koreans--and placing a human face on a global thus far away." --The Baltimore Sun
Critical popularity of A Corpse within the Koryo:
"A Corpse within the Koryo is a crackling sturdy secret novel, choked with strange characters all in favour of a posh plot that retains you guessing to the end." --Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
"The top unclassified account of the way North Korea works and why it has survived . . . This novel could be required bedtime analyzing for President Bush and his nationwide safety team." --Peter Hayes, government director of the Nautilus Institute for protection and Sustainable Development
"A new providing that reminds you of why you began examining mysteries and thrillers within the first place." --Chicago Tribune
"What's might be so much remarkable---and appealing---about A Corpse within the Koryo is the greatly shrewdpermanent complexity (and deceptions) of the plot. The reader is left to surprise on the author's skill to maintain his readers on their highbrow ft for nearly 300 pages. we will in simple terms desire that Church has many extra novels up his sleeve." --Tampa Tribune
"An extraordinary debut that calls to brain such secret thrillers as Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"In Inspector O, the writer has crafted a fancy personality with tough attraction to spare, and in without end static North Korea, he has a environment that would fascinate readers for sequels to come." --Time journal (Asia edition)
By Carolyn Keene
Nancy turns into curious about one other secret whilst she accepts a call for participation from Mrs. Chantrey, a shopper of Mr. Drew, to holiday at her cottage in a picturesque beach city. Carson Drew has promised to hitch his daughter, yet fails to reach. The alarming disappearance of Mr. Drew and the unusual situations surrounding his rescue are just the beginning of a chain of hugely harmful adventures for Nancy and her pals Bess and George. Mrs. Chantrey’s tale a couple of within reach Cliffside cave seemingly inhabited through a ghost intrigues Nancy and he or she comes to a decision to enquire. a number of worried townspeople declare to have noticeable an apparition and heard the bizarre sounds of a tolling bell earlier than water rushes from the cave. Will Nancy realize the genuine explanation for those mysterious occurences?
By Nancy Atherton
The light spirit's 16th event is a New York Times bestseller and as "cozy and fascinating as a cup of Earl gray" (Bookpage.com).
After a dizzying time Down less than, Lori Shepherd returns to Finch and reveals that her prosperous spouse's father, William Willis, Sr., has simply bought a excellent ten-acre property within sight. whereas William fends off neighborhood girls rationale on romance, Lori oversees the painstaking recovery of a unusual portray came across in the course of renovations. it truly is not anything Lori cannot handle-until relocating furnishings, unusual sounds, and the robbery of the portray instructed her to name on Aunt Dimity for aid uncovering the estate's shadowy past.
By Katy Munger
Meet Casey Jones--an unlicensed, no-nonsense deepest detective who hides a hundred and sixty kilos of muscle with an in-your-face femme fatale variety. She's daring, she's undesirable and, such a lot of all, she's nobody's idiot. beneath her wise-cracking, a hundred% Southern external, there beats a 14-karat middle with a distinct spot for life's losers. With the brains to tackle any problem and the center to impose her personal model of justice, Casey Jones has what it takes to be your most sensible friend--or your very worst enemy.This time round, Casey takes on a case that batters her once-sturdy physique and threatens to show her closest held mystery. whilst her research into the case of a lady on loss of life row units her at odds along with her homeland police strength, Casey speedy learns that actual blue buddies aren't unavoidably clad in blue. one after the other, our bodies start to fall, whereas Casey holds her floor. She needs to race to discover the reality earlier than extra humans die--and sooner than she takes the rap for his or her murders. With assistance from an not likely pair of bloodhounds or even extra not going pair of bloodhounds or even extra not going allies, Casey battles again to reclaim her client's existence and her personal, and to set a catch for a truly smart killer. . .before time runs out
By Lou Berney
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR top PAPERBACK unique NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 los angeles TIMES booklet PRIZE
With the compelling narrative rigidity and mental complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The lengthy and remote long past is a wise, fiercely compassionate crime tale that explores the mysteries of reminiscence and the impression of violence on survivors—and the lengths they're going to visit locate the painful fact of the occasions that scarred their lives.
In the summer time of 1986, tragedies rocked Oklahoma urban. Six movie-theater staff have been killed in an armed theft, whereas one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage lady vanished from the once a year country reasonable. Neither crime used to be ever solved.
Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of these unsolved instances quietly echo via survivors’ lives. a personal investigator in Vegas, Wyatt’s newest inquiry takes him again to a earlier he’s attempted to escape—and drags him deeper into the harrowing secret of the motion picture apartment theft that left six of his associates dead.
Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past—with the day her appealing older sister Genevieve disappeared. whilst Julianna discovers that one of many unique suspects has resurfaced, she’ll cease at not anything to discover answers.
As Wyatt's case turns into extra complex and unsafe, and Julianna seeks solutions from a ghost, their obsessive quests not just stir stories of juvenile and primary love, but in addition start to light up darkish secrets and techniques of the earlier. yet will their shared ardour and obsession heal them, or push them toward the sting? whether they locate the reality, will it aid them comprehend what occurred, that lengthy and far off long past summer time? Will it set them free—or finally ruin them?
By Thomas Gifford
Convicted of homicide, a screenwriter will get an opportunity to transparent his name.
The police locate Toby Challis clutching his bloodstained Oscar statuette, his spouse useless at his toes. He claims innocence, however the jury doesn’t purchase it, believing that this type of cinematic homicide may well spring basically from the brain of 1 of Hollywood’s best screenwriters. approximately pushed mad by the point spent looking ahead to the decision, Challis has no concept how he'll live on greater than a decade within the titanic apartment. fortunate for him, he won’t need to locate out―yet.
To shipping Challis to criminal, the kingdom offers in simple terms an previous prop airplane. A freak snowfall hits it difficult, knocking it out of the sky and killing every person on board however the convict. Challis escapes into the woods, to discover the fellow who killed his spouse and plan what each script wishes: a Hollywood ending.