The Witch's Grave (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, No. 6)

By Shirley Damsgaard

Cupid has solid his spell on strong witch Ophelia Jensen. the sensible, pragmatic, law-abiding librarian has simply all started letting down her hair with Stephen Larsen, the writer of a few of the main scandalous crime exposés ever written. it is a fit made within the stacks—until the would-be fans take a quiet nation-state walk, and pictures ring out.

A assassin, now not magick, made Stephen disappear—and Ophelia should be subsequent. The sheriff warns her and her grandmother Abby to not meddle, yet after one other capturing leaves them shaken the ladies can not help yet get entangled. A sinister stalker is slowly drawing in the direction of Ophelia, and she'll need to summon all her powers to avoid herself from finishing up six toes under.

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Gladyss of the Hunt

By Arthur Nersesian

Grizzled murder detective Bernie “Burnout" Farrell heads the search for a serial killer who's murdering name ladies round instances sq.. Hoping to establish a stakeout, Farrell recruits tall, blonde, bold rookie cop Gladyss Chronou for the research. yet Gladyss believes her mystical yoga perform can provide her an intuitive part in fixing the crimes and sees mythological styles within the suspects and occasions they're investigating. Bernie thinks she's nuts, yet then, he's a bit too grounded. in truth, he's on a gradual downward spiral: his spouse is divorcing him, his longtime associate simply died of AIDS, and he's built a nagging cough because operating down at flooring Zero.

Gladyss of the quest oscillates among cold highway realism and new age mysticism. As their research takes Bernie and Gladyss from arty society gatherings to shabby lodges and SROs, the narrative deals a suspenseful, usually wittily satirical account of a urban that's flashy and glamorous one second, darkish and violent the following.

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Sleepyhead

By Mark Billingham

His first 3 sufferers ended up useless. His fourth used to be no longer so fortunate...

Alison Willetts is unfortunate to be alive. She has survived a stroke, intentionally prompted by means of a skilful manipulation of strain issues at the head and neck. she will see, listen and believe and knows every thing occurring round her, yet is totally not able to maneuver or speak. Her is termed Locked-In Syndrome. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police think the killer made his first mistake.

Then D.I. Tom Thorne discovers the frightening fact; it isn’t Alison who's the error, it’s the 3 ladies already lifeless. "An applicable margin of errors" is how their killer dismisses them, and Thorne understands they're not likely to be the final. For the killer makes sense, and he’s getting his kicks out of toying with Thorne up to he's pursuing his ill fable. Thorne understands instantly he’s unlikely to capture the killer with uncomplicated process. yet with little greater than intestine intuition and circumstantial proof to rattling his leader suspect, anesthetist Jeremy Bishop, his pursuit of him is quickly bordering at the unprofessional. specifically contemplating his involvement with Anne Coburn, Alison’s medical professional and Jeremy’s shut friend.

Thorne needs to discover a guy whose schedule is terrifyingly detailed, and Alison, the single one that holds the foremost to the killer’s id, is not able to speak...

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Never Apologise, Never Explain (Inspector Carlyle, Book 2)

By James Craig

Jake Haggar has been abducted through his father who's threatening to promote the boy to a paedophile ring. Carlyle is suffering to get him again. It's no longer his case however it is his challenge - it was once his fault Jake used to be taken within the first position. yet Carlyle's personal caseload comprises the homicide of Agatha generators. Her husband, Henry, has been arrested for homicide yet his clarification is so outlandish that Carlyle wonders if it could possibly simply be actual. Agatha is the sister of William Pettigrew, a clergyman killed in Chile in the course of the Fascist coup in 1973 and after 30 years of campaigning, Agatha was once approximately to work out his killer delivered to justice. So a probably easy case of homicide quick escalates right into a diplomatic incident that has Carlyle, once more, clashing together with his bosses and their political masters...

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Danse Macabre

By Gerald Elias

Daniel Jacobus, reclusive blind live performance grasp and novice sleuth, returns to resolve a such a lot despicable crime and to transparent an blameless man
 

Just after his Carnegie corridor swansong and sooner than his drawing close departure for retirement in France, loved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard is brutally murdered with a mysterious weapon. His younger African American rival, crossover artist BTower, is noticed on the scene of the crime soaring over the contorted physique of Allard with blood on his arms. briefly order the aloof and smug BTower is convicted and sentenced to demise, partly the results of the testimony of blind and curmudgeonly violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus, like hundreds of thousands of others, an ardent admirer of Allard. Justice has been served…or has it? Jacobus is dragged again into the case kicking and screaming, and reluctantly follows a path of damaged violins and damaged lives because it leads inexorably to the reality, and to his personal mortal peril.

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Embroidered Truths (Needlecraft Mystery)

By Monica Ferris

After her buddy Godwin has a bad quarrel along with his companion, John, Betsy Devonshire reveals herself with a roommate. yet heartbreak turns to grief while Betsy and Godwin detect John useless in his domestic, and Godwin is arrested for the homicide. Betsy units out to turn out him blameless, and unearths that John had a few cheating dealings that made him loads of money—and loads of enemies. Now Betsy has to untangle a cat’s cradle of lies if she’s going to save lots of Godwin…before the assassin comes to a decision to chop off all of the free ends for reliable.

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The Ivory Grin (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

A hard-faced lady clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to trace down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewellery. Archer can inform he is being fed a line, yet interest will get the higher of him and he accepts the case. He tracks the wayward maid to a ramshackle hotel in a seedy, run-down small city, yet unearths her useless in her tiny room, along with her throat slit from ear to ear. Archer digs deeper into the case and discovers an online of deceit and intrigue, with crazed number-runners from Detroit, attractive triple-crossing molls, and a golden-boy delivery inheritor who’s long past mysteriously lacking.

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Delayed Death (Temptation in Florence, Book 1)

By Beate Boeker

What do you do if you happen to locate your grandfather useless part an hour prior to your cousin's marriage ceremony? You conceal him in his mattress and inform each person he didn't think like coming. not on time loss of life is an wonderful secret set in Florence, Italy. while Carlina unearths her grandfather lifeless at the day of her cousin's marriage ceremony, she comes to a decision to conceal the corpse until eventually after the rite. besides the fact that, her grandfather was once poisoned, and he or she turns into the horny Inspector's major suspect. On best of that, she has to regulate her boisterous relatives and her sumptuous underwear shop known as Temptation, a juggling act that creates many hilarious occasions.

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