Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel

By James Church

The seriously acclaimed A Corpse within the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the advent of a brand new type of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. within the follow-up, Hidden Moon, O threaded his approach during the minefield of North Korean ministries right into a greater conspiracy he used to be by no means imagined to touch.

Now the inspector returns . . .

In the wintry weather of 1997, attempting to remain alive in the course of a famine that has devastated a lot of North Korea, Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who appears to be like in Pyongyang. whilst the spouse of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies below suspicious situations, O is informed to enquire, with a curious proviso: do not glance too heavily on the info, and steer clear of the query of missiles. O understands he cannot keep away from checking out what he's presupposed to forget about on a path that leads him from the darkish, cold rooms of Pyongyang to an deserted mystery facility deep within the geographical region, guarded through a lonely normal; and from the streets of latest York to a bench underneath a horse chestnut tree at the shorelines of Lake Geneva, the place the Inspector discovers he's as much as his ears in missiles---and worse. Stalked by way of the prior and cautious of the longer term, O is confident there is not any one he can belief, and not anyone he cannot suspect. Swiss intelligence wishes him abroad; another individual wishes him dead.

Once back, James Church's spare, lyrical prose courses readers via an surprising panorama of whispered phrases and shadows, an international wrapped in a degree of poser and complexity that few outsiders have skilled. With Inspector O, noir has a brand new domestic in North Korea, and James Church holds the keys.

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The Killing 2 (The Killing, Book 2)

By David Hewson

It truly is years because the infamous Nanna Birk Larsen case.

Two years due to the fact Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in shame for a distant outpost in northern Denmark.

When the physique of a feminine attorney is located in macabre conditions in an army graveyard, there are components of the crime scene that take Head of murder, Lennart Brix, again to an occupied wartime Denmark – a time its countrymen would want to forget.

Brix is familiar with that Lund is the only individual he can depend on to find the reality. Reluctantly she returns to Copenhagen and turns into intrigued with the evidence surrounding the case. As extra our bodies are stumbled on, Lund involves see a trend and he or she realises that the identification of the killer might be recognized as soon as the reality at the back of a newer wartime challenge is ultimately published . . .

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Homicide My Own

By Anne Argula

Fiction. "Wry humor, straight-talking characters, and colours of the supernatural taste this cleverly written debut police procedural. Spokane police officers named Quinn and bizarre, a female/male group, force to an island within the Northwest Indian Territory to select up a bail-jumper sought after for statutory rape. whereas there, bizarre turns into abruptly psychic after studying concerning the 30-year-old unsolved homicide of an Indian boy and his white female friend. considering that their bail-jumper is in poor health, they've got simply enough time to enquire; and it quickly turns into glaring that Odd's visions come from the murdered girl"--Library magazine.

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Crow Hollow

By Michael Wallace

In 1676, an not going pair—a younger Puritan widow and an English spy—journeys throughout a land the place greed and treachery abound.

Prudence Cotton has lately misplaced her husband and is eager to locate her daughter, captured by way of the Nipmuk tribe in the course of King Philip’s battle. She’s confident her daughter is alive yet can't music her into the wasteland on my own. aid arrives within the type of James Bailey, an agent of the crown despatched to Boston to enquire the homicide of Prudence’s husband and to covertly reason a disturbance that may provide the king simply reason to put in royal governors. After his associate is murdered, James wishes aid too. He moves a take care of Prudence, and jointly they traverse the forbidding New England panorama searching for clues. What they confront within the wilderness—and what they detect approximately every one other—could without end swap their allegiances and change their destinies.

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Ten Questions Science Can't Answer (Yet!): A Guide to Science's Greatest Mysteries

By Michael Hanlon

From the writer of the bestselling The technology of the Hitchhiker's consultant to the Galaxy comes one other amazing journey to a fair extra mysterious terrain. Michael Hanlon identifies ten clinical questions that we easily can not seem to solution and explains why those compelling mysteries will stay unsolved for years to come
How did existence commence? Why are there sexes? the place did language originate? In Hanlon's ordinarily witty kind, he ponders the methods those questions have persevered in challenging the easiest minds and asks what could be had to unravel all of it. From politics to loss of expertise, each one query has its personal set of situations maintaining it again. by means of exploring those unanswerable questions, Hanlon exposes some of science's maximum failings and missteps--and charts a hopeful course for purchasing technology again at the highway to discovery.

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Cloche and Dagger (A Hat Shop Mystery)

By Jenn McKinlay

An all-new sequence from New York instances bestselling writer Jenn McKinlay

Not merely is Scarlett Parker’s love existence within the loo—as her British cousin Vivian Tremont may say—it’s additionally long past viral with an embarrassing video. So whilst Viv indicates Scarlett depart Florida to put low in London, she hops at the subsequent aircraft around the pond. Viv is the owner of Mims’s Whims, a girls’ hat store on Portobello street bequeathed to either cousins by way of their liked grandmother, and she or he desires Scarlett to ultimately sign up for her within the millinery business.

But a couple of surprises wait for Scarlett in London. First, she is met on the airport now not by way of Viv, yet via her good-looking enterprise supervisor, Harrison Wentworth. moment, Viv—who has a few whims of her own—seems to be lacking. not anyone is just too enthusiastic about the unpredictable Viv until eventually one in all her posh consumers is located useless donning the cloche hat Viv made for her—and not anything else. Is Scarlett’s cousin in hassle? Or is she in hiding?

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Murder Is Our Mascot (Schooled in Murder, Book 1)

By Tracy D. Comstock

Homicide is the recent mascot at Ellington High...

A murdered trainer and a lacking counselor has thrown the varsity right into a international curriculum of anger, worry, and suspicion. English instructor Emily Taylor is set to turn out that her lacking buddy isn't a assassin. but when she's now not, then who's? And the place might her pal be? opposed to the recommendation of fellow math instructor and previous overwhelm Tad, Emily and her ally Gabby dig into the lifeless coach's previous. yet an individual doesn't wish Emily unearthing their secrets and techniques and is set to work out that she will get a failing grade within the sleuthing division. quickly, Emily reveals herself scrambling for a brand new lesson plan to resolve the murder...before the killer units his personal deadline!

Schooled in homicide Mysteries:
Murder is Our Mascot
School's Out for Murder
Lesson in worry (short tale within the Killer seashore Reads assortment)

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Easy (Flap Tucker Mystery, Book 1)

By Phillip Depoy

A lacking lady. A killer at the unfastened. And an Atlanta deepest eye who meditates his approach to the truth....

Check out the Majestic Diner At three a.m. search for a guy named Flap and a girl named Dalliance...

Flap Tucker isn't like different deepest eyes. He's a mystic, a finder of misplaced issues, a veteran of a overseas battle who lives at the mistaken facet of city and we could his brain move freely to nirvana. Now, within the urban that Sherman burned yet didn't bury, the place reliable ol' boys and transvestite hookers cross within the downtown Atlanta evening, Flap Tucker is starting the strangest case of his already unusual career.

Flap's ally, the gorgeous nightclub proprietor Dalliance Oglethorpe, desires Flap to discover the vanished spouse of a millionaire scion--a half-wit who can have made the girl up within the first position. actual or no longer, Flap begins searching for one Augusta Donne, and unearths, in its place, the brutal murders of 2 topless dancers and a transvestite who used to be ritually slain. each one step of how, the case grows extra sinister, till Flap by surprise reaches that position simply he can cross: the place all of the universe is interconnected, the place a Zenlike fact illuminates the trail, and the place Flap Tucker, the guy with the entire solutions, is status in a killer's way....

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Widow's Tears (China Bayles)

By Susan Wittig Albert

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a category with woman sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” (Publishers Weekly).  In Widow’s Tears, a haunted condo may well carry the major to fixing the homicide of 1 of China’s neighbors…

After wasting her kin and residential within the Galveston storm of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her residence 100 miles inland and later died there, nonetheless wrapped in her grief.

In present-day Texas, Claire, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, has inherited the home and needs to show it right into a bed-and-breakfast. yet she is anxious that it’s haunted, so she calls in her good friend Ruby—who has the present of extrasensory perception—to cost it out.

While Ruby is ghost looking, China Bayles walks right into a typhoon of difficulty in within sight Pecan Springs. A part hour sooner than she is to make her nightly deposit, the Pecan Springs financial institution is robbed and a teller is shot and killed.

Before she will be able to observe the identification of the killers, China follows Ruby to the Blackwood condo to debate pressing company. As she is drawn into the secret of the haunted condo, China opens the door on a few very actual hazard…

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Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (Spenser)

By Ace Atkins

While fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to appear into her mother’s homicide, he’s no longer confident via her declare that the inaccurate guy used to be convicted. Mattie is street-smart, clever past her years, and now left to deal with her more youthful siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated residence in South Boston. yet her want for closure and her selection to make issues correct hits Spenser the place he lives.

As Spenser turns into extra concerned, he thinks that Mattie should be onto anything finally. And he’s going to wish assistance from his good friend Hawk to discover peace for Mattie—a activity that’s extra risky than he ever thought.

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