South Phoenix Rules (David Mapstone Mysteries)

By Jon Talton

A good-looking younger big apple professor involves Phoenix to investigate his new ebook. but if he’s brutally murdered, police attach him to at least one of the world’s most dangerous drug cartels. This shouldn’t be a case for historian-turned-deputy David Mapstone – other than the sufferer has been relationship David’s sister-in-law Robin and now she’s a goal, too. David’s spouse Lindsey is in Washington with an elite anti-cyber terror unit and he or she makes one call for of him: shield Robin.


This won’t be a simple task with the town police suspicious of Robin and attempting to strain her. With the sheriff’s place of work in turmoil, David is much more of an interloper. And the gangsters may be able to outgun and outspend legislation enforcement. It doesn’t support that David and Lindsey’s long-distance marriage is lower than pressure. however the risk is actual and growing to be. to avoid wasting Robin, David needs to depart his stack of historical crimes and plunge into the savage this present day global of smuggling – humans, medicines, and weapons – in Phoenix.


Arizona’s “History Shamus” returns in South Phoenix Rules.  It’s the main gripping and private David Mapstone secret yet.


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The Secret Crown

By Chris Kuzneski

From the mountains of Bavaria to the key tunnels less than King Ludwig II's castles, not anyone is secure once they look for the key Crown.

Hidden one of the crates in a lately chanced on international conflict II bunker are files stamped with an tricky black swan, the insignia of the murdered King Ludwig II. in line with legend, Ludwig stockpiled a major treasure within the years sooner than his loss of life, a cache of gold and jewels that may finance the development of the most important citadel of all time. yet within the years given that his dying, not anyone has chanced on any facts that Ludwig had hidden something. until eventually now.

Jonathon Payne and David Jones are pulled into the secret through a colleague of theirs, a former offer sergeant within the U.S. army who asks them to enquire. they comply with aid and fast locate themselves in a life-or-death fight to discover the reality approximately Ludwig's homicide and his legendary treasure.

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Live by Night: A Novel

By Dennis Lehane

From New York Times bestselling writer Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching story of the making and unmaking of a gangster within the Prohibition period of the Roaring Twenties—soon to be a Warner Bros. motion picture starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller.

Meticulously researched and artfully informed, Live by way of Night is the riveting tale of 1 man’s upward push from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s such a lot profitable rum runner, and it proves back that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane constantly gets are good deserved. he's certainly, “a grasp” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers comprise John Steinbeck in addition to Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he understand how to write down” (Elmore Leonard).

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Cadres noirs

By Pierre Lemaitre

Alain Delambre est un cadre de cinquante-sept ans anéanti par quatre années de chômage sans espoir. 

Ancien DRH, il accepte des petits jobs démoralisants. À son sentiment de faillite personnelle s’ajoute bientôt l’humiliation de se faire botter le cul pour cinq cents euros par mois… 
Aussi quand un employeur, divine shock, accepte enfin d’étudier sa candidature, Alain Delambre est prêt à tout, à emprunter de l’argent, à se disqualifier aux yeux de sa femme, de ses filles et même à participer à l’ultime épreuve de recrutement : un jeu de rôle sous los angeles forme d’une prise d’otages. 

Alain Delambre s’engage corps et âme dans cette lutte pour regagner sa dignité. 
S’il se rendait soudain compte que les dés sont pipés, sa fureur serait sans limite. 
Et le jeu de rôle pourrait alors tourner au jeu de massacre.

À propos de son précédent roman, Robe de marié
« Un kind incarné qui tranche (net) avec le tout-venant du suspense. » 
                              Alexis Brocas, Le journal littéraire

« Un authentique chef-d’œuvre. » 
                             Roger Martin, L’Humanité

« Un roman qui fait peur, juste comme on aime frissonner. Avec plaisir. » 
                            Brigitte Hernandez, Le Point

« Du cousu major, à même l. a. peau, à lire pour le meilleur. » 
                            Hubert Prolongeau, Elle

« Un polar parfaitement orchestré. » 
                           A.K, Marianne

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Galveston: A Novel

By Nic Pizzolatto

From the writer, author, and government manufacturer of the HBO crime sequence True Detective, comes a depressing and visceral literary debut set alongside the seedy wastelands of Galveston.

On a similar day that Roy Cady is clinically determined with a terminal affliction, he senses that his boss, a deadly loan-sharking bar-owner, desires him lifeless. recognized “without affection” to individuals of the boss’s workforce as “Big state” as a result of his lengthy hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the prospect regimen project can be a deathtrap. Which it's. but what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady isn't the comparable as what he does to them, that's to claim that when a smoking spasm of violence, they're as a rule useless and he's commonly alive.

Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are girls within the condo, one among them nonetheless respiring, and he sees anything in her fearful, defiant eyes that factors a fateful choice. he's taking her with him as he is going at the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an motion as ill-advised because it is inescapable. The girl’s identify is Rocky, and she or he is just too younger, too tricky, too sexy—and some distance an excessive amount of hassle. Roy, Rocky, and her sister disguise within the battered seascape of Galveston’s country-western bars and fleabag inns, a global of treacherous drifters, pickup vehicles, and ashed-out hopes. Any probability that they are going to locate defense there's quickly misplaced. Rocky is a woman with rather a narrative to inform, person who will pursue and harm Roy for a long time to come.

Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this robust, effective, and atmospheric mystery is very unlikely to place down. built with greatest stress and haunting aftereffect, written in darkly appealing prose, Galveston announces the arriving of an important new literary expertise.

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Wrack and Rune (Peter Shandy, Book 3)

By Charlotte MacLeod

Unique ebook: 1982

A grotesque homicide leads Professor Peter Shandy to discover an old Viking curseWhen 105-year-old Hilda Horsefall tells younger reporter Cronkite Swope of a stone carved with Norse runes that when sat within the within sight woods, the author begins salivating on the considered breaking the inside track that Vikings as soon as marauded via their sleepy Massachusetts nation-state. yet whereas he’s jotting down notes, a scream earrings out, and Cronkite reveals a much bigger tale. A farmhand has been burned to dying by means of quicklime, and Cronkite will get an specific scoop. In this neck of latest England, unusual deaths are always spoke of Professor Peter Shandy, the single neighborhood with the knowledge to attach fearsome quicklime to the Vikings of outdated. yet as he digs into the traditional secret, he reveals the forgotten Norse gods will not be above hard a contemporary sacrifice.

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