Whilst a millionaire matriarch is located floating face-down within the kin pool, the leading suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this situation within the L.A. suburbs and encounters an ethical wilderness of company greed and kin hatred--and adequate cause for a dozen murders.
By Maureen Jennings
In 1858, a tender lady on her honeymoon is kidnapped and brought around the border from Canada and bought into slavery. Thirty-eight years later, the landlord of 1 of Toronto's livery stables is located lifeless. Then a moment guy is murdered, his physique unusually tied as though he have been a rebellious slave. Detective Murdoch has to determine no matter if Toronto's small "coloured" group has a vicious killer in its midst - an research that places his personal existence at risk. along with her ordinary masterful storytelling and sharp discussion, Jennings exhibits how a good damage dedicated some time past can fatally have an effect on the present.
By Kay Hooper
Bestselling writer Kay Hooper returns with a continuing mystery that brings her readers face-to-face with worry itself. during this terrifying novel, a psychic specified agent unearths herself stuck up in a tangled internet of secrets and techniques, lies . . . and evil.
Riley Crane awakened absolutely dressed, a gun less than her pillow, and lined in blood. much more scary, she didn’t consider what occurred the evening prior to. in reality, she slightly remembered the former 3 weeks.
An ex-army officer, now a federal agent assigned to the particular Crimes Unit, Riley used to be a chameleon–a clairvoyant who may well combination in along with her atmosphere, be someone or whatever she selected to be. The SCU’s specialist at the occult, she’d been despatched to the beachfront cottage on Opal Island through her enigmatic leader, Noah Bishop, to examine stories of risky occult activity.
But that used to be 3 weeks in the past. Now she’s awoken to find that she’s received a beautiful new guy in her lifestyles and an unreliable reminiscence, and that the clairvoyant talents she’s continually relied on to guard her are MIA. Worse but, with SCU assets stretched thinner than ever prior to, Riley is by myself and with no backup, feeling her manner via a perilous video game of blindman’s buff, the place nobody round her is sort of who or what they appear. And a extraordinary homicide is just the 1st jarring reminder of ways excessive the stakes particularly are.
Bishop wishes Riley off the case. So does robust neighborhood D.A. Ash Prescott. either her previous retired military blood brother Gordon Skinner and Sheriff Jake Ballard think she will capture a vicious killer. yet this kind of 4 males understands precisely what’s occurring during this coastal group, and that’s wisdom Riley desperately wishes. For what Riley can’t consider is extra than sufficient to price her her lifestyles. This time evil isn’t simply nearer than she thinks–it’s already there.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Joanne Fluke
Bakery proprietor Hannah Swensen has a costume to slot into and a date together with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden's new fitness center, Heavenly our bodies. Dragging herself up and about on a frigid Minnesota morning for workout, of all issues, is undesirable adequate. researching the physique of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward floating within the gym's jacuzzi? ok, that is worse. Nor does it support that there is a plate of The Cookie Jar's personal cream puffs garnishing the homicide scene.
Trying to slim the record of Ronni's enemies all the way down to fewer than part the town's woman inhabitants, Hannah has her plate complete. hassle is, by way of cookies--and to murder--there's continually room for another. . .
"Foodie fanatics will consume up Fluke's comfortable. . . A fluffy mixture of goodies and suspense." --Publishers Weekly
"Entertaining and sprinkled with tempting recipes. it is a candy deal with of a novel." --The celebrity Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
"A tasty treat." --Kirkus Reviews
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
A puzzle in relationships matters boys ejected from the bus station.
By JoAnna Carl
When Lee hires a free-spirited worker with a tie-dyed, afflicted prior, she discovers that even the counterculture can disguise a killer....
As a lot because the chocolate concoctions at TenHuis Chocolade can tantalize people’s tongues, Lee’s most up-to-date lease is likely to cause them to wag. Forsythia “Sissy” Smith is the granddaughter of Warner Pier’s resident hippie, however the proven fact that Sissy is a third-generation flower baby is the least of Lee’s matters. the former wintry weather, Sissy’s husband, Buzz, was once stumbled on useless, or even even though her alibi used to be hermetic, the gossips are nonetheless pointing their palms at her.
Then the executive gossip is located lifeless, with Sissy at the scene. was once she lured there? Or is she the killer? Lee has a sneaking suspicion that somebody is out to maintain a depressing mystery from coming to mild. and they'd don't have any challenge killing a definite smart chocolatier who could discover the truth....
With Tasty Chocolate Trivia!
SHE performed the percentages – AND LOST!
whilst the gorgeous female friend of a infamous gangster vanishes, the final guy to be noticeable together with her wishes an alibi – and fast. input Donald Lam of the Cool & Lam detective agency. Donald tracks down the 2 girls with whom his shopper claims to have spent the evening and the buyer broadcasts the case closed.
yet it’s not. anything approximately his client’s tale doesn’t upload up, and Donald can’t face up to the temptation to maintain digging. earlier than he understands it, he’s dug up connections to a mining rip-off, an unlawful on line casino, and a double murder – plus a chance for an enterprising deepest eye to make a small fortune, if he can simply remain alive lengthy adequate to profit from it!
A chilling new story of literary intrigue from the writer of the foreign sensation The Oxford Murders
whilst Guillermo Martínez 's novel The Oxford Murders used to be first released within the usa, The ny occasions booklet Review known as it "a scholarly whodunit [for] somebody who loves an outstanding mystery." Now Martínez returns with a beneficial followup: the spell binding The publication of Murder. a tender author reveals himself all at once twisted up within the tale of Luciana, his former assistant and Kloster, bestselling writer and rival. What he discovers concerning the deaths surrounding Luciana will make him query every little thing he had regularly believed-and taken for granted-about likelihood and calculation, reason and effect.
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In Dumb Witness, Hercule Poirot investigates the very suspicious loss of life of an aged spinster who, fearing the very worst, had written to the good detective ahead of her demise.