Category: Mystery

The Magician's Lie

By Greer Macallister

"[A] well-paced, evocative, and adventurous historic novel..."―Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"This is a booklet within which storylines twist, spiral and are available jointly back in an finishing as explosive as a poof of smoke out of your chimney...or a most sensible hat." ―

Water for Elephants meets The evening Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel within which the country's such a lot infamous woman illusionist stands accused of her husband's homicide - and he or she has just one evening to persuade a small-town policeman of her innocence.

the fantastic Arden is the main recognized lady illusionist of her day, popular for her infamous trick of sawing a guy in part on degree. One evening in Waterloo, Iowa, with younger policeman Virgil Holt gazing from the viewers, she swaps her trademark observed for a fireplace ax. Is it a brand new model of the appearance, or an all-too-real homicide? while Arden's husband is located dead underneath the degree later that evening, the reply turns out clear.

but if Virgil occurs upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a truly diverse tale to inform. Even handcuffed and on my own, Arden is way from powerless-and what she finds is as unimaginable because it is spellbinding. Over the process one eerie evening, Virgil needs to come to a decision even if to show Arden in or set her free... and it'll take all he has to work out during the smoke and mirrors.

"Smart, intricately plotted...a richly imagined thriller." ―PEOPLE magazine

"This debut novel is old fiction that blends magic, secret, and romance."―Boston Globe, choose of the Week

"It's an enthralling yarn.... Macallister, just like the impressive Arden, mesmerizes her viewers. No sleight of hand is important. An bold heroine and a charming story are all of the magic she needs."―Washington submit

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Time of Terror (The Pierre Chambrun Mysteries Book 11)

By Hugh Pentecost

When a military of freedom combatants takes the whole Beaumont hostage, Chambrun contemplates a commando attack
Pierre Chambrun, the stylish supervisor of the Beaumont inn, will get the decision simply after breakfast: The 15th flooring has been seized. Armed with weapons, grenades, and plastic explosives, a gang of guerrillas has taken the daughters of the British ambassador hostage, and they're able to kill to make themselves heard. For those males are opponents, veterans of the conflict in Vietnam who've come to call for justice for South Vietnamese political prisoners, in addition to the discharge of yank infantrymen accused of massacring civilians and courtroom martials for the generals who all started the conflict within the first position. Their calls for are very unlikely, yet their firepower can't be missed.
As Chambrun scrambles to rescue his resort, he does every thing he can to stall the madmen, together with sending all of them the room carrier they could devour. yet in precisely a number of days, set off hands will begin to itch, and the world-famous Beaumont lodge should be blown sky high.

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Worthless Remains (Chris Honeysett, Book 5)

By Peter Helton

Chris Honeysett's most up-to-date project - babysitting television archaeologist man Middleton in the course of filming at an getting older rock star's mansion close to tub - turns out straight forward sufficient. It seems to be whatever yet. whereas his short is to guard man from over-eager lovers, whilst the television presenter starts off to obtain threatening letters and spiked beverages, Honeysett realizes that there's much more to this activity than he'd been resulted in think. because the menacing incidents enhance in depth, it turns into transparent that somebody intends man Middleton severe damage. along with his highhanded methods and less-than-professional perspective, the presenter has pissed off lots of people. yet who might hate him sufficient to aim to kill him? in the meantime the archaeological dig finds a few unforeseen findings: it's not just Roman continues to be which are buried within the mansion's grounds...

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The Matrix

By Jonathan Aycliffe

After the loss of life of his spouse, Scottish pupil Andrew Macleod reveals solace in his learn. Delving into an old textual content entitled Matrix Aeternitatis, Andrew permits himself to be drawn into an internal circle of evil from which there's no break out. Poised at the fringe of the terrible abyss among existence and loss of life, Andrew's lifestyles won't ever back be his personal.

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The Pallbearers (Shane Scully Novels)

By Stephen J. Cannell

From the perennial New York instances bestseller comes a strong new novel within which Detective Shane Scully, who grew up as an orphan, needs to revisit his painful formative years to determine who murdered the type and charismatic guy who grew to become a father to him

Abandoned by means of his mom and dad as an baby, Scully was once reared in an orphanage, Huntington residence. the single optimistic factor in his younger existence used to be the eye of the Home’s director, Walter “Pop” Dix. Pop, an avid surfer, might take a small crew of youngsters for early morning browsing. He was once the daddy none of them had ever had.

That used to be thirty years in the past. Now, Shane is compelled to revisit those stories while Pop is located lifeless, the sufferer of an it seems that self-inflicted shotgun blast. He leaves a message asking six particular humans, all of whom attended Huntington residence, to be his pallbearers, and Shane is among the selected. He and his fellow pallbearers don’t think it was once a suicide. That leaves homicide. yet why, and by means of whom?

Together, the pallbearers embark on a perilous odyssey in pursuit of justice for Pop, and for retribution opposed to these chargeable for his demise. Their trip takes them up opposed to an unexpected adversary whose strength and impact a ways exceed something they can have imagined.

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Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (Of Course) (Scribner Crime Classics)

By Robert Barnard

From grasp secret author Robert Barnard, certainly one of his early novels, Death of a secret Writer.

First released in 1979, Death of a secret Writer got an Edgar Award nomination for "Best Novel" of that yr. it is with nice excitement that Scribner reissues this liked novel from probably the most revered names in crime writing.

Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, obese and overbearing, collapses and dies at his party whereas indulging his flavor for infrequent liquors. He had promised his daughter he will be well mannered and charitable for the complete day, however the pressure of such exemplary habit was once evidently too nice. He leaves a relations relieved to be rid of him, and he additionally leaves a fortune, earned as a bestselling secret writer.

To everyone's shock, Sir Oliver's elder son, who overtly hated his father, inherits lots of the property. His spouse, his daughter, and his more youthful son are each one to obtain the royalties from one rigorously selected ebook. however the manuscript of the unpublished quantity left to Sir Oliver's spouse -- a posthumous "last case" that may be worthy thousands -- has disappeared. And Sir Oliver's dying is starting to glance below ordinary.

Into this sour family comes Inspector Meredith, a lively Welshman who in many ways resembles Sir Oliver's fictional hero. In Robert Barnard's skillful fingers, Inspector Meredith's research turns into not just a vintage instance of detection yet a chic and funny slice of crime.

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Courting Disaster: An Angie Amalfi Mystery

By Joanne Pence

This 12th culinary secret from Joanne Pence has every thing a secret reader might ever wish: romance, intrigue and, in fact, homicide. Loveable beginner sleuth and budding chef Angie Amalfi keeps her adventures during this fascinating addition to a favored series.

Dilettante chef and novice sleuth Angie Amalfi is at it back, in one other culinary secret during this profitable sequence. Angie has reluctantly agreed to enable her mom plan the occasion to rejoice her engagement to Paavo, her hunky detective beau. yet as she frets over even if her mother will pull it off, a brand new state of affairs surfaces––Stan, her round the corner neighbour, falls for a mysterious pregnant girl, and will get in over his head. With stalkers, baby–smuggling, and, after all, homicide within the days prime as much as the get together, Angie needs to pay attention to fixing a classy crime, and reluctantly depart the occasion making plans to mom.

o excellent for enthusiasts of Janet Evanovich and secret readers who love tales with a splash of romance.

o each one instalment within the sequence good points a number of scrumptious recipes from the kitchen of Angie Amalfi.

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