Find the Innocent (Black Dagger Crime Series)

By Roy Vickers

3 scientists who proportion a lock-keeper's condominium are all suspects in a homicide. They paintings and reside jointly but loathe each other, yet all loathe their company. The police pay attention an identical tale from each one guy, yet somebody needs to be responsible.

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The Cutting Season: A Novel

By Attica Locke

From Attica Locke, a author and manufacturer of FOX’s Empire:

The slicing Season is a unprecedented homicide secret with heft, a historic novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think that. Attica Locke is a stunning author with a conscience.”—Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling writer of Wench

After her breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, gained acclaim from significant courses and revered crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns with The slicing Season, a moment novel simply as gripping and strong as her first—a heart-pounding mystery that interweaves homicide mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a old landmark in the midst of Lousiana’s Sugar Cane kingdom, and one concerning a slave long past lacking a couple of hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles instances Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP picture Award, and was once short-listed for the Orange Prize within the U.K.

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As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)

By M. C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton

As the Pig Turns

This little piggy went to investigate…

After a disappointing Christmas season, the touristy Cotswold city of wintry weather Parva is upping the stakes with an old style pig roast, whole with tune, merriment, and medieval Morris-dancing. consistently one for an outstanding roasting, Agatha Raisin is calling ahead to the development, specifically after a heated dispute over a site visitors price ticket has her picturing a undeniable boorish cop turning at the spit. but if the massive evening arrives―and the smoke clears―Agatha notices that the slow-roasting "pig" has a tattoo with the identify Amy on it. it is the physique of the policeman who had Agatha all fired up. And now his ex-wife Amy desires her to discover the butcher who did the deed―and remedy a homicide that is disturbingly good done...

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The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Raymond Chandler

While a death millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to deal with the blackmailer of 1 of his difficult daughters, Marlowe unearths himself concerned with greater than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and homicide are only some of the issues he will get stuck up in.

"Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."
--Ross Macdonald

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Black Hearts in Battersea

By Joan Aiken

Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to fulfill an previous buddy and pursue the examine of portray. as an alternative he reveals himself unwittingly in the midst of a depraved crew's fiendish caper to overthrow the nice King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea. With assistance from his buddy Sophie and the inventive waif Dido, Simon narrowly escapes a sequence of madcap shut calls and hazardous run-ins. In a time and position the place villains do not anything midway, Simon is confronted with wild wolves, poisoned pies, kidnapping, and a wrecked send. it is a cleverly contrived story of intrigue and misadventure.

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I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent)

By Barry Lyga

It was once a stunning day. It was once a gorgeous field.

Except for the body.

Jazz is a likable youngster. A charmer, a few may say.
But he is additionally the son of the world's so much notorious serial killer, and for pricey outdated Dad, "Take Your Son to paintings Day" was once year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way in which law enforcement officials want they could--from the criminals' element of view.
And now, even if Dad has been in penitentiary for years, our bodies are piling up within the sleepy city of Lobo's Nod. Again.
In an attempt to end up homicide does not run within the kin, Jazz joins the police in search of this new serial killer. yet Jazz has a secret--could he be extra like his father than a person knows?
From acclaimed writer Barry Lyga comes a riveting mystery a couple of youngster attempting to regulate his personal future within the face of overwhelming odds.

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Found Wanting: A Novel

By Robert Goddard

In the summer season of 1909, an unassuming English bobby crossed paths with Russian royalty. Now, a century later, the key entrusted to him is ready to be printed.
 

Richard Eusden is on his approach to paintings in London one unremarkable iciness morning while he's intercepted by means of his ex-wife, who asks him to ferry an previous connecté case to their good friend Marty Hewitson in Brussels. Richard expects to be again in London in the day, yet in Belgium, Marty is nowhere to be stumbled on. in its place, Richard comes face-to-face with a ruthless kidnapper and his outrageous call for: the connecté case in alternate for Marty’s life.

The determined try and keep his outdated buddy units Richard off on a race throughout Germany after which north, first to Copenhagen, then to Helsinki. regardless of the contents of the case, they hyperlink a Danish magnate and his family’s darkish mystery to the deaths of numerous blameless humans. And now that key is commencing to tug on the threads of a bigger mystery—one regarding the destiny of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, final of the Romanovs.

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Country of the Blind

By Christopher Brookmyre

British critics have in comparison Christopher Brookmyre's writing to the "sassy, nasty, speedy type of the american citizens Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen" (The parent) and known as his paintings "perpetually in-your-face ... irreverent and classy" (The Times). Now he returns with one other cracked gem of a comic book mystery: state of the Blind. This time, hard-bitten investigative journalist Jack Parlabane -- hero of Brookmyre's award-winning novel rather gruesome One Morning-finds himself as much as his eyeballs in homicide, mayhem, and political intrigue while conservative tabloid media wealthy person Roland Voss is found at his kingdom property together with his throat slit and his spouse and bodyguards killed. The police have arrested 4 males fleeing the scene, yet for Parlabane all of it does not upload up and he suspects the repair is in ... except he can unravel issues sooner than every person else. full of Brookmyre's unique selection of wacked-out characters and fueled by means of his trademark hell-for-leather pacing, nation of the Blind is a tart "tartan noir" that might go away you breathless with suspense -- in case you are now not asphyxiated by means of convulsions of laughter first. "A high-octane political mystery doused in stinging satire." -- The Sunday instances (London)

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Help for the Haunted LP: A Novel

By John Searles

John Searles’s support for the Haunted is an unforgettable tale of a most unique family members, their deep secrets and techniques, their harrowing tragedy, and finally, a daughter’s discovery of a depressing and unforeseen mystery.

Sylvie Mason’s mom and dad have an strange occupation—helping “haunted souls” locate peace. After receiving a wierd mobilephone name one winter’s evening, they go away the home and are later murdered in an previous church in a scary act of violence.

A 12 months later, Sylvie resides within the care of her older sister, who will be guilty for what occurred to their mom and dad. Now, the inquisitive teen pursues the secret, relocating towards the information of what happened that night—and to the reality approximately her family’s earlier and the secrets and techniques that experience haunted them for years.

Capturing the brilliant eeriness of Stephen King’s works with the compelling quirkiness of John Irving’s loved novels, Help for the Haunted is that infrequent tale that brings to existence a richly imagined and thoroughly unique world.

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The Man Who Loved Birds: A Novel (Kentucky Voices)

Having taken nice risks―to immigrate to the United States, to take monastic vows―Bengali health practitioner Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each one looking security and safety after they come upon Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, unfastened spirit, and specialist marijuana farmer. Amid the fields and forests of a Trappist monastery, Johnny Faye patiently cultivates Meena's and Flavian's skill for religion, remodeling all they notion they knew approximately accountability and wish. In flip they provide him an event of civilization except conflict and chaos.

But Johnny Faye's law-breaking units him opposed to a district legal professional for whom the legislation is a device for ambition instead of justice. Their war of words results in a harrowing reckoning that ensnares Dr. Chatterjee and Brother Flavian, who needs to make a life-or-death selection among an act of justice that can precipitate their destroy or a betrayal that provides salvation.

Inspired by means of the real-life country police kidnapping and homicide of a mythical storyteller and petty legal, The guy Who enjoyed Birds engages urgent modern concerns via a undying narrative of ill-fated romance. Celebrated writer Fenton Johnson has woven a unbroken, haunting delusion exploring the everlasting conflicts among unfastened will and future, politics and nature, the ability of legislation and the ability of affection.

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