The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said 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 complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The Murder on the Vicarage used to be Christie’s first actual secret to add her most well liked investigator—as a useless physique in a clergyman’s learn proves to overlook Marple that no position, holy or another way, is a sanctuary from murder.

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An Excellent Mystery (Cadfael Chronicles)

By Ellis Peters

Within the yr of our Lord 1141, August is available in golden as a lion, and priests journey into the Benedictine abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bringing with them nerve-racking information of warfare- and a secret. The strangers inform how the strife among the Empress Maud and King Stephen has destroyed town of Winchester and their priory. Now Brother Humilis, who's good-looking, gaunt and intensely in poor health, and Brother Fidelis, younger, comely- and mute- needs to search safe haven at Shrewsbury. From the instant he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses that they're sure via anything deeper than their universal vows. What the hyperlink is he can in simple terms wager; what it's going to result in is past imagining. yet as Brother Humilis's overall healthiness fails, Brother Cadfael faces a poignant try out of his discretion and his ideals as he unravels a mystery so nice it might ruin a lifestyles, a destiny, and a holy order.

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The Laurel and Hardy Murders (Wildside Mystery Classics)

By Marvin Kaye

€œWho in hell are the Sons of the Desert?” Hilary Quayle requested. “We're a company dedicated to Laurel and Hardy motion pictures. Sons of the barren region is the identify of 1 of the simplest of the Laurel and Hardy characteristic films.” yet what Hilary Quayle’s secretary, Gene, did not inform her was once that ladies weren't authorised to hitch the association. while Hilary discovered, she wasn’t happy, so she crashed a Sons of the wasteland assembly. She wasn't meaning to fan the flames of significant hassle; she definitely didn’t anticipate to witness an on-stage homicide. As continually, it truly is Hilary who needs to resolve the crime. shrewdpermanent, autonomous, and enterprising, Hilary conducts her look for the killer in her traditional methodical method. She takes the reader along with her on a trip deep down right into a exhibit company netherworld that's hardly ever obvious by way of outsiders. The characters within the Laurel and Hardy Murders contain a number of genuine people—some of them celebrities—who are participants of the society of movie buffs based via the overdue Stan Laurel as a parody of all fraternal enterprises. Marvin Kaye, in genuine existence the one-time president of the Sons of the wasteland, recreates the outrageously rowdy surroundings of the membership, shatters it with a impressive homicide, after which leads the reader during the tortuous technique of discovering and apprehending the killer.

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Wings of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries)

By Charles Todd

In Charles Todd's Wings of Fire, Inspector Ian Rutledge is readily despatched to enquire the unexpected deaths of 3 contributors of a similar eminent Cornwall relations, however the global struggle I veteran quickly realizes that not anything approximately this situation is regimen. together with the identification of 1 of the useless, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose battle poetry helped Rutledge maintain his grab on sanity within the trenches of France. Guided by way of the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly finished at the battlefield, Rutledge is pushed to discover the haunting truths of homicide and insanity rooted in a kin crypt...

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The Moonstone and Miss Jones (Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator)

By Jillian Stone

A grasp of paranormal deduction--and paramour seduction--Phaeton Black has a knack for bumping into issues that pass bump within the evening, from ghoulies and ghosties to long-leggedy beauties. . .

Mooning For The Moonstone

Barely escaping the clutches of a succulent succubus, Phaeton Balck returns to London basically to get sucked into one other unearthly scheme. Professor Lovecraft has been tinkering with the secrets and techniques of existence and demise, exchanging physique components with the most recent mechanical marvels. To be triumphant, he must faucet the facility of the fabled Moonstone--and he wishes Phaeton's aid. in fact, Phaeton would like to enquire the extra attention-grabbing physique elements of omit the United States Jones. maybe, bringing his girlfriend alongside for the journey will not be to an excessive amount of difficulty. . .

Shanghaied In Shanghai

The bewilderingly attractive and bountifully talented daughter of a Cajun witch, leave out Jones is usually up for an event, particularly with Mr. Black as her touring better half. but if Phaeton is mysteriously shanghaied in Shanghai, the USA thinks he is run out on her. Stranded within the Orient--and steaming mad--she's ready to appear less than each stone for the lacking detective. The case has positioned them either within the so much compromising positions, yet this time, leave out Jones is on most sensible and Mr. Black is on the backside. . .of a really infernal plot.

Praise for The Seduction of Phaeton Black

"A attractive, supernatural romp!"--Zoë Archer

"[A] darkish Victorian concoction. . .sexy as hell!"--Ray Garton, writer of Live Girls

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Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel

By Laura Lippman

Discover the 1st novel in New York Times bestselling writer Laura Lippman's notable Tess Monaghan sequence! while a former Baltimore reporter needs to resolve the homicide of a infamous lawyer, she discovers allure urban is rife with darkish, sordid, and unsafe secrets.

In a urban the place an individual is murdered nearly each day, legal professional Michael Abramowitz's loss of life will be simply one other statistic. however the slain lawyer's notoriety—and his flavor for illicit noon trysts—make the case front-page information in each neighborhood paper other than the superstar, which crashed and burned prior to Abramowitz did.

A former superstar reporter who understands each inch of this town—from ancient citadel McHenry to the crumbling initiatives of Cherry Hill—now-unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan additionally understands the fellow the law enforcement officials like for the killing: cuckolded fiancé Darryl "Rock" Paxton. The time is ripe for a profession circulate, so whilst rowing blood brother Rock desires to rent her to perform a little unorthodox snooping to aid transparent his identify, Tess agrees.

But there are deadly secrets and techniques hiding within the appeal urban shadows. And Tess's personal identify may perhaps prove on that ever-expanding checklist of Baltimore dead.

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Winter at Death's Hotel: A Novel

By Kenneth Cameron

"A fast moving and intriguing read."—Telegraph & Argus (UK)

New York, January 1896. Arthur Conan Doyle, the well known created of Sherlock Holmes, arrives along with his spouse Louisa on the Britannic resort in long island for his first American travel. whereas Arthur prepares his lectures, Louisa turns into entranced through the colourful, risky city brimming with debauchery and iniquity round each nook. whilst a woman's mutilated corpse turns up in a Bowery alley, Louisa acknowledges the sufferer as an individual she's obvious within the lodge. keen about the woman's ugly dying, Louisa begins piecing jointly clues to bare a narrative of homicide and depravity—a tale that leads again to the inn itself and a madman who's looking at her each stream.

From 5th Avenue's glitzy opulence to the smoky boy's membership of the hot York convey and the Tombs of reduce Manhattan, iciness at Death's resort is an electrifying story of a society stuck within the throes of a narrative transformation and one girl made up our minds to redeem it at no matter what cost.

Praise for Winter at Death's Hotel

"Louisa is an engaging creation...Conan Doyle's spouse is a smart selection because the novel's significant personality, embodying the fears and aspirations of girls of the interval, and the inventive plot doesn't decrease the horrors she has to confront."—Sunday Times (UK)

"A well-realized secret that exhibits promise for destiny books within the series."—Sunday company Post (UK)

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Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti: A Magical Bakery Mystery

By Bailey Cates

A WITCH WITH A WHISK

As a brand new witch—not to say proprietor of Savannah’s so much enthralling bakery—Katie Lightfoot remains to be being used to casting spells, brewing potions, and studying her magical powers. yet that doesn’t suggest she can’t locate time to take pleasure in a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy…until she stumbles upon a corpse.

The lifeless man’s tattoo finds he was once a member of a mystery society—and it seems he is lacking an item that used to be vitally important to the gang. whilst Katie learns the killer was once after greater than the man's existence, she and her Aunt Lucy depart the baked items at the rack to chill and trigger in sizzling pursuit of a killer.

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