"It's not only Murakami but additionally the shadow of Borges that hovers over this spell binding e-book… [and] one may well discover a moderate bow to the yankee macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands at the shoulders of giants, as one other asserting is going. yet this assortment may perhaps linger on your brain ― it does in mine ― as a scrumptious, difficult, soaking up and one way or the other singular experience." ―Alan Cheuse, NPR
Sinister forces collide---and unite a bunch of determined characters---in this eerie cycle of interwoven stories from Yoko Ogawa, the severely acclaimed writer of The Housekeeper and the Professor.
An aspiring author strikes right into a new residence and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. somewhere else, an complete healthcare professional is approached by means of a cabaret singer, whose appealing visual appeal belies the ugly of her middle. And whereas the surgeon's jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy additionally stirs within the soul of a lonely craftsman. hope meets with impulse and erupts, attracting the eye of the surgeon's neighbor---who is attracted to a decaying place of abode that's now domestic to tools of human torture. Murderers and mourners, moms and kids, enthusiasts and blameless bystanders---their fates converge in an ominous and darkly attractive web.
Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a grasp classification within the macabre that would hang-out you to the final web page.
An NPR top e-book of 2013
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In her vintage They got here to Baghdad, a vibrant, younger event seeker within the center East reveals extra pleasure than she bargained for while a wounded secret agent expires in her resort room.
By Donald E. Westlake
An previous cellmate asks Dortmunder for support robbing a reservoir In his day, Tom was once a troublesome guy. He got here up with Dillinger within the Thirties, and pulled loads of high-profile jobs prior to the country placed him away. They intended it to be for reliable, yet after twenty-three years the prisons are too crowded for seventy-year-old financial institution robbers, and they enable the outdated guy move. ultimately loose, he heads immediately for John Dortmunder's condo. some time past, Tom buried $700,000, and now he wishes aid digging it up. whereas he used to be within, the govt dammed a close-by river, making a reservoir and placing fifty ft of water on best of his cash. He desires to blow the dam, drown the villagers, and stream to Acapulco. If Dortmunder wishes a fresh moral sense to head with his proportion, he must discover a great approach to get the money prior to Tom's nasty instincts get the simplest of either one of them.
By Janet Evanovich
The dynamite blockbuster from Janet Evanovich that begun it all―now an immense movie starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum!
ONE nice MESS
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, domestic to wiseguys, regular Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who activities an enormous angle or even greater cash difficulties (since wasting her task as a underwear consumer for a division store). Stephanie wishes cash―fast―but occasions are tricky, and shortly she's pressured to show to the final lodge of the really determined: family...
ONE fake MOVE
Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding corporation. She's acquired no event. yet that does not topic. Neither does the truth that the bail jumper in query is neighborhood vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first appeared up her costume to the time he first bought into her pants, to the time Steph hit him along with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the new man is in sizzling water―wanted for murder...
ONE FOR THE MONEY
Abject poverty is a smart motivator for studying new talents, yet being proficient within the university of difficult knocks by means of humans like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez is not. nonetheless, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in per week, she'll make a funky ten grand. All she has to do is turn into knowledgeable bounty hunter overnight―and retain herself from getting killed sooner than she will get her man...
Nigel Strangeways is termed in to discover a assassin who's prowling the halls of Sudeley corridor, a boys preparatory institution. First released in 1935, this was once the 1st secret via C. Day-Lewis, the long run English Poet Laureate.
By Leann Sweeney
Whilst cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to assist a neighborhood animal defend relocate a colony of feral cats dwelling in an deserted fabric mill, she by no means expects to discover a lady residing there, too. Jeannie went lacking from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade in the past, after her personal daughter’s disappearance.
Jeannie refuses to depart the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years in the past. in any case, she and Boots consider the necessity to guard the premises from “creepers” who are available the evening. After Jeannie is harm in an coincidence and is taken away, these who have come to city to aid repurpose the mill discover a negative discovery.. because the wheels begin handing over Jillian’s brain, a mysterious new tom cat pal aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and darkish mystery.
By Robert Whitlow
With her client's husband someplace among this global and the following, legal professional Alexia Lindale makes a permanent choice.
The youngest son of a kinfolk fed on by means of greed, Baxter Richardson lingers in this earth in a coma. His spouse wishes him useless to guard her secrets and techniques. His brother desires him dead to achieve keep an eye on of the relatives empire. And although Baxter's father fights to maintain him alive, even he has ulterior motives.
But Baster has a stunning best friend. A classically educated painist, Ted Morgan believes tune can be utilized as prayer. And Ted's divinely-inspired taking part in has been slowly pulling Baxter again from the edge of death.
Attorney Alexia Lindale represents Baxter's spouse, Rena, yet has no concept that she and her shopper are being performed in a online game that has larger stakes than a unmarried felony case.
As Baxter grows superior, the extra endangered he turns into. As Alexia navigates her duties to her shopper, her dating with the talented musician, and her new courting with God, she needs to parent the reality because it relates to lifestyles, demise, and existence everlasting.
By ReGina Welling, Erin Lynn
FIRST IN a brand new SERIES!
Nothing undesirable ever occurs in Ponderosa Pines
...until an individual turns up useless. while meddling brothers try and strip the hippie commune-turned deliberate group of its eclectic appeal, city matriarch EV Torrence vows to place a cease to their underhanded plot. After one brother is murdered, EV turns into the top suspect, and needs to pair up together with her ally, nameless city gossip columnist Chloe LaRue, to discover the true killer.
Clean learn: no photo violence or sex.
By Carolyn Hart
Love is within the air -- yet unfortunately, so is homicide -- as award-winning writer Carolyn Hart returns once more to the South Carolina Low state island of Broward's Rock and units her pleasant married sleuths, the Darlings, on separate trails to a killer.
Nothing warms the guts like romance -- whilst the uncooked, chilly winds of January relax the citizens of Broward's Rock to the bone. yet it is greater than amore that intrigues secret book shop proprietor Annie Darling and her husband, Max, whilst prosperous, widowed paintings purchaser Virginia Neville proclaims her engagement to Jake O'Neill, her good-looking, fascinating, and lots more and plenty more youthful fiancé, at a gala establishing on the Neville gallery. Virginia's pleased statement leaves a few of the amassed -- in particular definite individuals of her envious prolonged stepfamily -- fairly peeved. And one of many visitors takes the scoop tougher than the remainder: sooner than the final champagne bubble pops, homicide disrupts the grand celebration.
Quickly deputized by way of performing Police leader Billy Cameron, troubleshooter Max Darling dives headfirst into the icy investigative waters, leaving spouse Annie just a little out within the chilly. yet considering her younger assistant, Chloe, is a primary suspect -- and considered one of Jake O'Neill's most modern damaged hearts -- Annie is set to untangle the unholy marriage of jealousy, blackmail, gunplay, and malicious mischief ... no matter if it skill crossing swords with hubby Max and putting herself within the perilous course of a cleverly sadistic stalker.
By Ellis Peters
In October of 1142, a neighborhood landlord offers the Potter's box to the neighborhood clergy. The clergymen start to plow it, and the blades ensue the lengthy tresses of a tender lady, lifeless over a 12 months. Then the arriving of a amateur who fled from an abbey ravaged by way of civil warfare in East Anglia complicates lifestyles even additional for Brother Cadfael.