The woman within the Lake is a vintage detective novel by way of the grasp of hard-boiled crime
Derace Kingsley's spouse ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the be aware she left her husband insisted. hassle is, whilst Philip Marlowe asks Lavery approximately it he denies every little thing and sends the non-public investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. but if Marlowe subsequent encounters Lavery, he is denying not anything - as a result of the 2 bullet holes in his middle. Now Marlowe's at the path of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy los angeles the entire technique to a murky mountain lake . . .
'Anything Chandler writes approximately grips the brain from the 1st sentence' Daily Telegraph
'One of the best crime writers, who set criteria others nonetheless attempt to reach' Sunday Times
'Chandler is an unique stylist, author of a personality as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess
Best-known because the writer of the unique deepest eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was once born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. a lot of his books were tailored for the monitor, and he's largely considered as one of many very maximum writers of detective fiction. His books contain The enormous Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The lengthy Good-bye, The girl within the Lake, Playback, Killer within the Rain, The excessive Window and Trouble is My Business.
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By Dan Hupalo
Loss will be tricky to deal with, yet a tender woman named sunrise Arterberry has made a clean begin. She has a brand new institution and a brand new cello to check. that's, quite often new. . .With her 4 new associates, sunrise attempts to resolve the secret that has taken over her existence. what's the Rheingold? who's the Charmed Duke? And what does the grandfather she by no means knew need to do with any of it? encouraged through a practice of delusion and tale greater than a millennia outdated, The String Quartet takes readers on a trip throughout the cycle of the Rhein. From the forests of recent England to a brand new global either awesome and scary, this tale tells of an event applicable for readers of every age
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By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Christie demonstrates her unprecedented mastery with 3 Blind Mice and different Stories—a vintage compendium of poser and suspense, crime and detection, whose identify novella served because the foundation for The Mousetrap, the longest working level play within the historical past of the London theater.
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By Laura Ellen
There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s physique floated to the outside of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the evening she disappeared. The evening Roz Hart had a struggle along with her. The evening Roz can’t be mindful. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to putting together fragments to make feel of the area round her. yet this time it’s her reminiscence that wishes piecing together—to transparent her identify . . . to discover a assassin. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written within the robust first-person voice of a legally blind youngster who simply desires to be like everybody else.
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By James Ellroy
L.A. personal is epic "noir", against the law novel of spectacular element and scope written by way of the bestselling writer of The Black Dahlia. A terrible mass homicide invades the lives of sufferers and victimizers on each side of the legislations. and 3 lawmen are stuck in a dangerous spiral, a nightmare that checks loyalty and braveness, and provides no mercy, promises no survivors.
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By Joseph Hansen
Now operating freelance, Dave Brandstetter digs into an evangelist's mystery lifestyles. His father's dying left Dave Brandstetter with a gap in his middle and an inheritance in his checking account. the cash allowed him to enterprise out on his personal, launching a contract coverage research corporation that focuses on suspicious deaths. His first case is probably explosive, and if he isn't cautious, it may be his final. Crusading evangelist Gerald Dawson believes that piety and violence pass hand-in-hand. to scrub up his neighborhood skid row, he has taken to vigilante justice, ransacking pornography outlets and intimidating their proprietors. whilst Gerald is located together with his neck snapped, the police finger smut peddler Lon Tooker for the crime, yet Dave disagrees. As he digs into the holy man's evening actions, he reveals a suite of sins that might make even the satan blush. Skinflick is booklet 5 within the Dave Brandstetter secret sequence, which additionally comprises Troublemaker and the guy each person used to be frightened of.
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By Michael Innes
George Gadberry, "resting actor", packs his baggage and heads for obscurity whilst the tax inspector beckons. Then he gets a mysterious invitation and a proposition that can bring about huge, immense riches. prosperous imbiber Nicholas Comberford wishes George to impersonate him which will safe a spot within the will of fabulously prosperous Great-Aunt Prudence, who lives in a Cistercian monastery and will not permit a unmarried drop of liquor within the position. Gadberry's good fortune turns out to have replaced - yet at what cost?
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By Andrey Kurkov
A masterful story set in post-Soviet Kiev that's either darkly-funny and ominous...
In the commonly hailed prequel to Penguin misplaced, aspiring author Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out existence in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of labor and his purely pal is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued whilst the neighborhood zoo began disposing of animals. much more nerve-wracking: an area mobster has taken a shine to Misha and desires to maintain borrowing him for events.
But Viktor thinks he's eventually stuck a holiday while he lands a good- paying activity on the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of neighborhood dignitaries--articles to be filed to be used whilst the time comes.
The in basic terms factor is, it kind of feels the time regularly comes once Viktor writes the thing. Slowly figuring out that his personal existence will be in jeopardy, Viktor additionally realizes that the single factor that would be protecting him alive is his penguin.
From the exchange Paperback edition.
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By Marlene Perez
It’s springtime of senior yr, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is getting ready to claim see you later to Nightshade excessive. yet no collage popularity letters have arrived but, and she’s commencing to fear approximately the place she’ll turn out come fall—and if it is going to be at any place close to her boyfriend, Ryan. yet that’s now not the one uncertainty Daisy’s facing. There’s a vamps-versus-shifters battle occurring in Nightshade, and issues are so annoying that there's speak of canceling the promenade. The clash is sporting over to the Giordano domestic, in view that Rose and Daisy are either courting werewolves and Poppy’s new boyfriend is a vampire.
Can the magical group in Nightshade eventually locate peace? and should Daisy and her acquaintances live to tell the tale commencement? All of those questions and extra are spoke back within the newest explosive installment within the lifeless Is series.
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By Jim Kelly
"Ever because the days of Agatha Christie, the nice divide within the British detective tale has been among plot and character...The novels of Jim Kelly are. . . a find." -The big apple instances publication overview
Rookie detective Peter Shaw groups up together with his father's tricky ex-partner all over again to enquire either a ugly sequence of present-day murders and a few unfinished company from the earlier, in Death Toll, the 3rd ebook within the Detective Shaw secret series.
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