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A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series)

By Elizabeth Peters

“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
New York instances publication Review

Intrepid archaeologist and greater sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new event, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her relations, the Emersons, from their traditional milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story jam-packed with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is additional facts that “Peters has few competitors” (Houston Chronicle).

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Midnight Runner (Sean Dillon)

By Jack Higgins

Death is the middle of the night runner.” – Arab proverb

Higgins’ final novel, Edge of Danger, was once “hugely entertaining,” acknowledged the Los Angeles Times. “The writer describes it as a robust mystery, and it’s no lie.” At its finish, the murderous Arab/English Rashid kinfolk lay decimated – yet now not extinct. And which may were Sean Dillon’s deadly error.
Her brothers killed one after the other, Kate Rashid swears vengeance on all who've harmed her kin. by no means brain that they attempted to assassinate the President of the USA, that villainy ran of their veins. They have been her brothers, and her enemies may pay. British agent Sean Dillon…White residence operative Blake Johnson…the President himself…their time used to be coming, and merely she knew how – or when.
Brilliantly suspenseful, Midnight Runner is extra facts that, within the phrases of the linked Press, “when it involves mystery writers, one identify stands good above the group – Jack Higgins.”

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The Bone House

By Brian Freeman

Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in an online of suspicion. final 12 months, accusations of a torrid affair with a scholar rate Mark his instructing task and made the younger couple into outcasts of their distant island city off the Lake Michigan coast. Now one other teenage lady is located lifeless on a abandoned seashore. . . and once more, Mark faces a antagonistic city confident of his guilt.

Hilary Bradley is set to end up that Mark is blameless, yet she's on a lonely, risky quest. even if she discovers that the murdered woman was once witness to a terrible crime years previous, the police are sure she's throwing up a smoke reveal to guard her husband. just a quirky detective named Cab Bolton turns out keen to think Hilary's tale.

Hilary and Cab quickly locate that individuals during this group are keen to kill to maintain their secrets and techniques hidden--and to ensure Mark does not break out with homicide. And with each one surprising revelation, even Hilary starts to wonder if her husband is really blameless. Freeman's first stand-alone mystery considering the fact that his Stride novels is a knockout.

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Dog Tags (Andy Carpenter)

By David Rosenfelt

A German Shepherd police puppy witnesses a homicide and if his owner--an Iraq battle vet and previous cop-turned-thief--is convicted of the crime, the puppy might be placed down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for canines, and he makes a decision to symbolize the terrible canines. As Andy struggles to persuade a pass judgement on that this puppy may be let loose, he discovers that the puppy and his proprietor became concerned unwittingly in a case of a lot higher proportions than the single they have been charged with. Andy should name upon the original skills of this ex-police puppy to assist resolve the crime and forestall a catastrophic occasion from happening.

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Rosa: A Novel (Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner)

By Jonathan Rabb

November 1918. A socialist revolution is sweeping throughout Germany, wreaking havoc on war-torn Berlin. Amid the wreck of the city's slums, 4 ladies are chanced on dead―all with exact scars on their backs. Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner and his assistant, Hans Fichte, are baffled by way of the killings, and while one other physique is found, the case takes an ominous and unforeseen flip. The 5th sufferer is none except Rosa Luxemburg―a chief of the suppressed socialist rebellion. Now, the Polpo, political police, have an interest within the murders, and the secret of Rosa's loss of life leads Hoffner into the guts of Weimar's political turmoil, the place rules may be fatal.

A spellbinding historic mystery from the writer of The moment Son and Shadow and Light, Rosa is "a ghostly noir that may were conspired at by means of Raymond Chandler and André Malraux . . . awesome" (John Leonard, Harper's Magazine).

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The Discovery of Slowness

By Sten Nadolny

"Absolutely stunning."—Times Literary Supplement

"This outstanding, beautifully translated novel derives from the lifetime of the genuine nineteenth century explorer John Franklin…[whose] adventures are conveyed with spellbinding skill."—Publishers Weekly

The Discovery of Slowness—a large advertisement and demanding luck throughout Europe, the place it's thought of the preferred author's masterpiece—recounts the lifetime of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847).

Through the author's acute examining of historical past and his really good storytelling prowess, the reader follows John Franklin's improvement from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teen to excursion chief, governor of Tasmania, and icon of experience. gradual and planned from boyhood, Franklin seemed destined to be a misfit. yet he escaped from the ever-expanding global of and Empire to the sea's silent panorama, the place the universe appeared extra potential. At age fourteen he joined the army. After surviving the harrowing battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar, he launched into a number of voyages of discovery into the Canadian North, and served as governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). all people with whom he got here into touch sensed that Franklin was once a unprecedented guy, one that was once “out of his time” and who moved to another, grander beat. That beat ultimately led Franklin to sail as soon as more—on his ultimate, fateful voyage—into the Arctic looking for the Northwest Passage.

The Discovery of Slowness is a riveting account of a extraordinary and sundry existence. And it's also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time. the result's an unforgettable and deeply relocating examining adventure that justifies the novel's attractiveness as one of many classics of latest global literature.


"Nadolny evinces amazing empathy together with his not going Odysseus and Ralph Freedman's translation captures the crystalline freshness of the author's imagery."—Washington publish ebook World

"The Discovery of Slowness is a masterpiece of characterization, a portrait of inwardness within the such a lot outward-thrusting of lives."—The New Republic

"Fluid and suspenseful, a thought-provoking reminder of latest society's tendency to hurry via daily life."—The windfall Journal-Bulletin

"Amazing…His ebook is a ancient portray, a seafarer's novel, a love tale, an outcast's tale multi functional. This kind appears to be like very harmonious, simply because it by the way, nearly secretly, displays on our correct to find the realm at our personal, own pace."—Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung

"Sir John Franklin is the embodied distinction to the frenetic agitation of the fashionable international. the invention of slowness is the slowness of discovery."—New York evaluate of Books

"Nadolny's imaginative and prescient is conveyed with restraint and charm…He has written a Utopia of character."—New York instances booklet Review

"Its charm lies in its statement of the feel of lifestyles, visible through a personality who has to paintings every little thing out from first rules. It has to be learn slowly, to be absorbed up to understood."—Scotland On Sunday

"This is greater than an event; it is a meditation on time and perception…Not to be rushed, or forgotten."—The Herald

"Nadolny brilliantly units the narrative velocity to the rhythms of the frozen panorama, and to the 'slowness that's bred by means of hunger.'"—Robert MacFarlane

"This is either an excellent old novel and a spell-binding person portrait…This is a marvellous translation of a masterly work."—The Observer

Sten Nadolny (b. 1942) used to be an historian and filmmaker, ahead of writing 4 novels and collections of essays. He lives in Berlin and has been offered 4 prizes: Ingeborg Bachmann (1981), Hans-Fallada (1985), Premio Vallombrosa (1986), Ernst Hoferichter (1995). The Discovery of Slowness (1983) has been translated into all significant languages.

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Hard Stop

By Chris Knopf

During this, the fourth installment within the Sam Acquillo sequence, Sam’s prior reaches out to tug him again into the realm of huge cash or even larger egos, the place the time period “corporate intrigue” is redundant and ambition the one advantage. it kind of feels a girl important to the personal lifetime of a vital individual has long past lacking within the Hamptons. And it feels like how you can get her again is to extort the cooperation of Sam Acquillo. After eventually attaining a few degree of peace and contentment on manhattan, Sam is another time an unintentional participant in different people’s dramas. It takes him into the area of non-public protection goons, predatory financiers and existence of younger hedonists, a few courageous, a few attractive, all a piece misplaced. This time Sam has a couple of pursuits of his personal that lead him into whatever all his battles within the ring and company boardrooms may possibly by no means have ready him for.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Tournament

By Matthew Reilly

“A whole success…action lovers and PBS kinds can proportion their enthusiasm” (Booklist, starred assessment) while a tender Queen Elizabeth I is thrust right into a gripping video game of deception and lust on the peak of the Ottoman Empire during this edge-of-your-seat old mystery from the New York occasions bestselling writer of The nice Zoo of China and Temple.

The 12 months is 1546, and Suleiman the superb, the scary Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, matters a call for participation to each king in Europe: You are invited to ship your best participant to compete in a chess event to figure out the champion of the identified world.

Thousands converge on Constantinople, together with the English court’s champion and his consultant, the esteemed pupil Roger Ascham. Seeing an opportunity to enlighten the brain of a scholar, Ascham brings alongside Elizabeth Tudor, a super younger lady now not but ate up by way of royal tasks in Henry VIII’s court.

Yet at the beginning evening of the match, a robust visitor of the Sultan is murdered. quickly, barbaric deaths, diplomatic corruption, and incredible depravity—sexual and otherwise—unfold earlier than Elizabeth’s and Ascham’s eyes. The pair quickly realizes that the genuine chess video game is being performed in the court docket itself…and its such a lot treacherous aspect is stranger in a wierd land is simply as secure as her host is gracious.

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Agent 21: Reloaded

By Chris Ryan

A few authors simply write approximately it. Chris Ryan has been there, performed it, and lived to inform the story. this is often the second one within the action-thriller Agent 21 sequence by means of the real-life SAS hero. within the 12 months because Zak Darke used to be approached via a shadowy executive supplier to turn into Agent 21, his international has replaced thoroughly. yet there isn't any time to mirror in this - the undercover operations cross on. Zak is shipped to a port in west Africa, a identified terrorist stronghold, below the guise of engaged on a charity volunteer undertaking. yet charity paintings couldn't be farther from Zak's genuine challenge - he needs to sneak onboard an enemy send, assemble info - after which smash it. by no means has Zak's education been extra worthwhile: belief not anyone.

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Find Her

By Lisa Gardner

Flora Dane is a victim.

Seven years in the past, carefree university scholar flowers used to be abducted whereas on spring holiday. For 472 days, vegetation discovered simply how a lot one individual can endure.

Flora Dane is a survivor.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, plant life has spent the earlier 5 years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of standard existence, working with her FBI sufferer suggest, Samuel Keynes. She has a mom who’s by no means stopped loving her, a brother who's terrified of the individual she’s turn into, and a bed room wall lined with pictures of different women who’ve by no means made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless.

. . . or is she? whilst Boston detective D. D. Warren is named to the scene of a crime—a useless guy and the sure, bare lady who killed him—she learns that flowers has tangled with 3 different suspects due to the fact her go back to society. Is plants a sufferer or a vigilante? And along with her firsthand wisdom of legal habit, may she carry the main to rescuing a lacking university pupil whose abduction has rocked Boston? whilst plants herself disappears, D.D. realizes a much more sinister predator is on the market. One who’s made up our minds that this time, vegetation Dane won't ever break out. And now it's all as much as D. D. Warren to find her.

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