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Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance (Agatha Raisin, Book 15)

By M. C. Beaton

Can the feisty Agatha reduce it as a personal investigator? She quickly learns that operating her personal detective corporation within the Cotswolds isn't really particularly like starring in a Raymond Chandler motion picture. yet then walks in prosperous divorcee Catherine Laggat - Brown, and Agatha is given her first genuine case. dying threats, blackmail and actual assault quickly stick to, and once more Agatha is off scouring the Cotswolds for clues and exhibiting pals and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!

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Catch Her If You Can (A Samantha Spade Mystery)

By Merline Lovelace

Even a robotic puppy can sniff out trouble...

USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade is within the warmth of the west Texas wilderness trying out a dog-like robotic for army use, while the equipment leads her and her crew to a pick-up truck. the driving force comes at them with a gun-and is shot in self-defense via Sam's good friend. after which a ugly discovery is made: 3 human heads in a cooler behind the truck.

as the useless guy used to be at the FBI's so much sought after checklist, Sam stands to get a hefty gift. Too undesirable the expertise to maintain her shady ex-husband from sniffing out money has but to be invented. His visual appeal, in addition to scary matters from her boyfriend's prior, make it not easy to inform simply who's accountable for the pipe-wielding thug who assaults her. All Sam is familiar with is that her good fortune has taken a doggone flip for the worse...

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The Girl in the Face of the Clock

By Charles Mathes

Charles Mathes has inspired readers together with his artistic sequence of "Girl" stand-alones within which a distinct woman heroine needs to discover a depressing mystery approximately her family's previous. during this fourth addition to the sequence, Mathes brings readers Jane Sailor, a tender girl who choreographs degree strive against for theatrical productions. She is operating at a nearby repertory corporation while she will get an ominous cellphone name urging her to come to big apple: anything has occurred to her father.

Jane has been looking forward to this demand years. Aaron Sailor used to be a promising painter ahead of he fell down the steps in their Soho loft. He has been in a coma for the previous 8 years, and the medical professionals have made it transparent that there's no likelihood for restoration. This mobile name from the nursing domestic can basically suggest something.

But her father isn't lifeless, Jane learns to her shock. nonetheless subconscious, he has abruptly started to talk. What he says is as baffling because it is frightening. "No, Perry, do not do it. No, Perry, no." have been those the final phrases that Aaron spoke ahead of his head was once smashed at the vestibule ground? might his fall maybe haven't been an coincidence? And who used to be Perry?

Searching via her father's previous papers Jane stumbles throughout a reputation she hasn't ever heard sooner than. Perry Mannerback seems to be an eccentric billionaire who spends his time gifting away funds and accumulating infrequent clocks. Jane is going to paintings for him, hoping to discover a few solutions, yet as an alternative discovers the true query: Will she get out of this alive?

From the excessive stakes global of latest York urban paintings galleries to the underbelly of London's old alternate to the confusing attentions of a world financier, Jane follows the path of a killer as Charles Mathes takes his readers on one other brilliant event.

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The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime (Jack Spratt Investigates)

By Jasper Fforde

The inimitable Jasper Fforde supplies readers one other pleasant mash-up of detective fiction and nursery rhyme, returning to these suggest streets the place no personality is blameless. The Gingerbreadman—sadist, psychopath, cookie—is at the unfastened in analyzing, yet that’s now not who Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary are after. in its place, they’ve been demoted to looking for lacking journalist “Goldy” Hatchett. The final witnesses to work out her alive have been the reclusive 3 Bears, and right now Spratt senses anything furry—uh, funny—about their tale, beginning with the porridge. The Fourth Bear is a delirious new romp from our such a lot irrepressible fabulist.

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Buried (Tom Thorne Series)

By Mark Billingham

Luke Mullen, the lacking teenage son of a former police officer, was once final obvious entering into a automobile with an older girl. nobody is familiar with even if he went willingly or was once kidnapped, no matter if he is dwelling or dead.

Then the videotape arrives . . .

On specified task, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is in command of the research into Luke's disappearance. yet it is the details that Tony Mullen, the boy's father, is not freely sharing that Thorne unearths really disturbing—like the names of risky criminals who've overtly threatened the harsh ex-detective and his whole relations. whatever stunning and lethal might be buried deep in outdated instances and prior lives. yet Thorne is familiar with he does not have the posh of time to dig—especially whilst a kidnapper brutally demonstrates that he's prepared to kill.

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The Cold Blue Blood: A Berger and Mitry Mystery (Berger and Mitry Mysteries)

By David Handler

Mitch Berger, a best movie critic with an important big apple newspaper at an incredibly younger age, has develop into virtually a recluse given that his spouse died 365 days in the past. He spends his time secluded in his condominium or in the dead of night recesses of a screening room. even though he maintains to dazzle moviegoers and the movie elite together with his criticisms, his editor and friend is alarmed approximately him. As a scheme to tug him out of the doldrums of his grief, she provides him a non-film task - to do a colour tale at the filthy rich and social owners on Connecticut's Gold Coast. It takes a few doing, yet after all Mitch agrees.

He is lucky to discover a cottage to hire on gigantic Sister, absolutely the one of the best deepest island outdoor the city of Dorset. His landlady, Dolly, is agreeable and pleasant, yet the various different population of this small piece of land, even though too good bred to come back correct out and say it, should not satisfied to have Mitch, born of folks just one iteration clear of jap Europe and raised at the city's pavements, arrive of their again backyard. yet Dolly, whose husband has lately left her, wishes the cash, and not less than she is greater than gracious.

The discovery of a physique in the course of a bout of positive gardening in Dolly's again backyard brings at the different major participant - Lieutenant Desiree Mitry, one in all purely 3 ladies at the Connecticut nation Police significant crimes squad, the youngest of the 3, and the one black. A devoted officer, she is the phobia of each person who does not really need to offer a house to at least one of her stray cats. She is, to boot, a closet artist and a classy and gorgeous lady, and she or he intrigues Mitch from the start.

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Número cero (LUMEN)

Número Cero, l. a. nueva novela de Umberto Eco, nos descubre los angeles cara oscura del periodismo y l. a. manera en que nuestra realidad está en manos de quienes construyen las noticias

«Los perdedores y los autodidactas siempre saben mucho más que los ganadores. Si quieres ganar, tienes que concentrarte en un solo objetivo, y más te vale no perder el tiempo en saber más: el placer de l. a. erudición está reservado a los perdedores.»

Con estas credenciales se nos presenta Colonna, el protagonista de Número Cero, que en abril de 1992, a sus cincuenta años, recibe una extraña propuesta de un tal Simei: va a convertirse en redactor jefe de Domani, un diario que se adelantará a los acontecimientos a base de suposiciones y mucha imaginación, sin reparar casi en el límite que separa l. a. verdad de l. a. mentira, y chantajeando de paso a las altas esferas del poder.

El hombre, que hasta los angeles fecha ha malvivido como documentalista y en palabras de su ex mujer es un perdedor compulsivo, acepta el reto a cambio de una cantidad massive de dinero, y arranca los angeles aventura. Reunidos en un despacho confortable, Colonna y otros seis colegas preparan el Número Cero, l. a. edición anticipada del nuevo periódico, indagando en archivos que esconden los secretos ocultos de los angeles CIA, del Vaticano y de l. a. vida de Mussolini.

Todo parece ir sobre ruedas hasta que un cadáver tendido en una callejuela de Milán y un amor discreto cambian el destino de nuestro héroe y el modo en que sus lectores vamos a mirar los angeles realidad, o lo que queda de ella.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Umberto Eco ha escrito una novela que es el handbook de comunicación de nuestro tiempo.»
Roberto Saviano

«En Número Cero, Umberto Eco escribe una parodia feroz sobre el periodismo y l. a. política.»
Jesús Ceberio, Babelia

«Eco ha liberado su lado más irreverente y disparatado y ha escrito una novela chispeante que nos muestra las tripas de los tabloides, con sus chismes e infundios.»
Rafael Narbona, El Cultural de El Mundo

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Deadly Waters (DI Andy Horton Mysteries)

By Pauline Rowson

A gripping marine secret from the writer of Tide of dying - whilst a girl is located murdered in Langstone Harbour, DI Andy Horton is assigned to the case yet no longer for lengthy if Superintendent Uckfield has his means. Horton is given only a week to discover the killer prior to being shunted off the case. With the clock ticking Horton is quickly compelled to take a call that would positioned his existence at the line . . .

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Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel

By Philip Kerr

The most recent New York Times bestseller from the writer of the Berlin Noir trilogy and the New York Times bestseller Field Gray brings Bernie Gunther back—to a home social gathering from hell

First brought in Philip Kerr's celebrated Berlin Noir trilogy, Bernie Gunther is a decent cop residing within the such a lot ruthless of instances. Prague Fatale is Bernie's most recent time out, and it is a tantalizing locked-door mystery-cum-political-thriller that is poised to construct on Field Gray's good fortune, confirming Kerr as a grasp of espionage literature.

it is 1941 and Bernie is again from the jap entrance, once more operating murder in Berlin's Kripo and answering to Reinhard Heydrich, a guy he either detests and fears. Heydrich has been newly named Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. Tipped off that there's an murderer in his midst, he orders Bernie to affix him at his kingdom property outdoor Prague, the place he has invited a few of the 3rd Reich's so much odious officers to have a good time his new appointment. certainly one of them is the would-be murderer. Bernie can give some thought to greater how you can spend a stunning autumn weekend, yet, as he says, "You do not say no to Heydrich and live."

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The Double Wedding Ring: A Someday Quilts Mystery Featuring Nell Fitzgerald

By Clare O'Donohue

It’s homicide prior to marriage in publication 5 of the Someday Quilts series

Nell’s destiny is on her brain, and it seems to be as if the items are coming jointly like a superbly made duvet. Her dating with police leader Jesse Dewalt is heating up, she’s deliberating beginning her personal company, and Grandma Eleanor, is set to get hitched. yet simply the long run turns out sewn up, Jesse’s former NYPD companion turns up—dead. Nell has to scramble to maintain the marriage on target, her courting from falling aside, and herself from being the objective of a stranger with a mystery. The Double marriage ceremony Ring has romance, homicide and a contemporary comfortable suppose… every little thing fanatics of the sometime Quilts sequence have come to like.

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