By M. C. Beaton
After approximately being killed by way of either a employed hit guy and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin might use a few low-key instances. So while Robert Smedley walks throughout the door, made up our minds to turn out that his spouse is dishonest, Raisin Investigations instantly bargains to help.
Trouble is, Agatha hates divorce circumstances - specifically while she's been employed through Smedley - yet she has a enterprise to run now and she's no longer approximately to show away a paying shopper. regrettably for Agatha, Mabel Smedley seems to be the precise spouse, younger, lovely and a standard volunteer at church. yet simply as Agatha is able to surrender, Smedley is poisoned with weed killer, leaving Mabel, the top suspect, to inherit a fortune.
With nobody left to pay her, Agatha makes a decision to drop the case... that's until eventually her outdated good friend Sir Charles Fraith turns up back to re-ignite her interest.
By Patricia Finney
By the writer of Firedrake's Eye: a masterpiece of voice, ancient aspect, and mental perception to rival Peter Ackroyd and A. S. Byatt
England within the mid-1580s confronted an array of foreign foes and used to be torn internally by way of non secular strife. At its heart used to be a moderate lady of remarkable highbrow brilliance. Her stature approached that of a deity -- Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. yet this icon used to be greater than a mirrored image of the Queen's own aura, it was once a political construction, designed to carry a fractious humans together.
Unicorn's Blood is set a deadly mystery, the life of a personal diary saved through the Queen as a tender princess. should still this stolen magazine, embroidered with a unicorn that has a ruby for a watch, fall into the inaccurate fingers, its intimate revelations could ruin the total edifice of Tudor government.
By Dan Brown
When the NSA's invincible code-breaking laptop encounters a mysterious code it can't holiday, the service provider calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a super, attractive mathematician. What she uncovers sends surprise waves throughout the corridors of strength. The NSA is being held hostage--not via weapons or bombs -- yet through a code so complicated that if published could cripple U.S. intelligence. stuck in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to avoid wasting the corporation she believes in. Betrayed on each side, she reveals herself scuffling with not just for her state yet for her existence, and in any case, for the lifetime of the guy she loves.
By Kathryn Harrison
“Luminous and affecting . . . [Exposure] examines the customarily advantageous line among artwork and abuse. . . . Taut in plot, superbly real looking, and intelligently disturbing.”
Ann Rogers seems to be a fortunately married, winning younger lady. a skilled photographer, she creates chuffed stories for others, videotaping weddings, splicing jointly scenes of smiling faces, modifying out awkward moments. yet she can't edit her personal stories so easily–images of a formative years spent as her father’s version and muse, the topic of his celebrated sequence of debatable pictures. to manage, Ann slips right into a mystery lifetime of disgrace and vice. but if the Museum of contemporary paintings pronounces a retrospective of her father’s stunning images, Ann reveals herself teetering at the fringe of self-destruction, desperately attempting to get away the mental maelstrom that threatens to eat her.
“Astounding . . . advised in prose as multifaceted as a diamond, crystalline and enthralling. ‘Remarkable’ infrequently is going some distance enough.”
“Impossible to place down . . . Kathryn Harrison is a very talented author, poetic, passionate, and elegant.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“Exquisite, exhilarating, and harrowing.”
–Donna Tartt, writer of The mystery History and The Little Friend
“A breathless city nightmare difficult to put out of your mind. Stark, incredible, and unique work.”
–Kirkus reports (starred review)
By Nancy J. Parra
Gluten-free baker Toni Holmes won't prepare dinner with wheat, but if there’s a legal at the free, she’ll do what it takes to determine who has their finger within the pie…
Even even though Toni is used to going opposed to the grain by way of getting ready allergy-safe, gluten-free items for her on-line bakery, Baker’s deal with, commencing a storefront in the course of wheat kingdom Kansas could be biting off greater than she will be able to chunk. town is already skeptical of her flour-free methods, but if an area wheat farmer is murdered outdoor her patisserie, skepticism becomes outright suspicion.
With assistance from her eccentric grandmother, her good-looking attorney, and the horny new widower on the town, Toni is set to discover the genuine legal ahead of undesirable exposure and more and more own acts of vandalism close her down. but if one other suspect lands up lifeless, Toni realizes that this half-baked killer isn’t simply attempting to get her to shut shop—he’s attempting to ensure that she’s made her final gluten-free cookie…forever.
INCLUDES GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES
By Elizabeth Hall
Miramont fortress, inbuilt 1897 and mysteriously deserted 3 years later, is domestic to many secrets and techniques. just one individual understands the reality: Adrienne Beauvier, granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the fellow who equipped the castle.
Clairvoyant from the time she may well speak, Adrienne’s visions convey her the secrets and techniques of these round her. while her visions start to exhibit darkish mysteries of her personal aristocratic French family members, Adrienne is faced via her ambitious Aunt Marie, who's made up our minds to maintain the younger girl silent at any rate. Marie wrenches Adrienne from her domestic in France and takes her to the US, to Miramont fortress, the place she retains the woman remoted and imprisoned. Surrounded via eerie premonitions, Adrienne is locked in a life-or-death fight to profit the reality and break out her torment.
Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, this hauntingly atmospheric story is galvanized through ancient study into the real-life Miramont fort in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
By Pauline Rowson
Inspector Andy Horton's vacation peace is shattered whilst stepping out throughout an deserted golfing direction at the Isle of Wight on a chilly, gray January morning, he reveals himself dealing with a distraught younger girl with a gun in her hand, leaning over a corpse in a single of the discarded bunkers. while she professes to be the useless man's sister and psychic, Horton's previous adversary, DCI Birch, is confident she is a mentally disturbed killer, yet Horton isn't really so definite. quickly he's uncovering an internet of intrigue that ripples down the years, and which anyone is set shouldn't ever be revealed...
By Elizabeth Adler
Told with bestselling writer Elizabeth Adler's knack for tremendous girl characters and breathtaking twists, this heart-racing "page-turner" (Publishers Weekly) will retain you guessing…right as much as the very end.
Fen Dexter's quiet lifestyles at the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy evening whilst a blood-covered guy exhibits up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a vehicle coincidence. He tells her that he's on his solution to San Francisco to aid the police resolve the homicide of his fiancé. not able to make it to the health center a result of hurricane, he remains the evening at Fen's, and the appeal among them is apparent. the following morning he heads to the clinic the place Fen's niece, Vivi, is an ER medical professional. Vivi is treating the newest objective of a serial killer whose signature movement is to go away a word announcing "Please do not inform" taped throughout his sufferers' mouths. while Fen's mysterious stranger involves Vivi to have his wounds stitched she has the same opinion to set him as much as speak with the police approximately his fiancé. yet who's this guy, quite? What does he wish with Fen and her kinfolk? and may all of them reside lengthy adequate to discover the truth?
"Brawn, bravado, and romance…Adler is in most sensible shape in her newest mystery. She gives you attention-grabbing characters [and] twists that surprise and surprise."―Mystery Scene
By John Creasey
While returning domestic from a cricket fit at his father's state domestic, the Honourable Richard Rollison - alias The Toff - comes throughout an twist of fate which proves to be a secret. As he delves deeper into the problem along with his traditional perseverance and thoroughness , homicide and suspense shape the backdrop to a quick relocating and intriguing experience.
By Andrea Camilleri
"The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the experience of position, the humorousness, and the experience of melancholy that fill the air of Sicily."
Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from unusual goals to discover a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in entrance of his seashore domestic. whilst his males got here to enquire, the carcass has disappeared, leaving just a path within the sand. Then his house is ransacked and the inspector is bound that the crimes are associated. As he negotiates either the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided through his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian reminiscence of linguate fritte. Longtime enthusiasts and new readers alike can be charmed by means of Montalbano's mix of unorthodox equipment, depression self-reflection, and love of excellent meals.