Noir’s reigning crown princess. Booklist what’s in a Name? by Thomas H. Cook: rare books dealer and amateur historian Franklin Altman has always wondered how the world might have turned out if the First World War had ended differently. A quartet of crime stories about deadly books—penned by award-winning contemporary mystery writers.
On the fiftieth anniversary of the armistice Treaty, the contents of which, an ancient German mysteriously appears and presents him with a personal manuscript, he claims, have the power to change history. Thomas perry is, quite simply, brilliant. Robert B. The little men by megan abbott: rumors and strange experiences lead a washed-up actress in 1950s Hollywood to question the suspicious circumstances surrounding the alleged suicide of a former occupant of her low-rent bungalow—especially after she discovers an ominous inscription in a book that’s closely guarded by her mysterious landlord.
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Crime and literature make strange and sinister bedfellows in this winning anthology of book-themed whodunits by five acclaimed masters of mystery and suspense. By joyce carol oates: when an obsessive collector of bookstores discovers a charming new shop, he decides he must have it at any cost—even if he has to commit murder.
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Remaindered by peter lovesey: for some nefarious reason, the widow and former associates of a slain gangster are determined to keep the Precious Finds Bookstore open following the unfortunate demise of the shop’s owner. Dead dames don’t sing by john harvey: looking for a big payday but finding big trouble instead, ex-London-cop-turned-private-investigator Jack Kiley attempts to uncover the true origins of a controversial, pseudonymously written pulp novel.
Fantastic Crimes: Four Bibliomysteries by Bestselling AuthorsMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - A woman’s gift for immersing herself in the plot of whatever book she likes draws overwhelming fame—and misfortune. A great storyteller and a thoughtful one. David morrell, new york times–bestselling author of first blood Elizabeth George, the New York Times–bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels, brings you The Mysterious Disappearance of the Reluctant Book Fairy.
A master storyteller. The star-ledger christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May mysteries, presents Reconciliation Day. An essential writer of popular fiction today. The washington Post . One man’s obsession with a lost edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula sends him on a dangerous journey to Transylvania.
From anne perry, the new york times–bestselling author of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, comes The Scroll. Prior tomás de torquemada yields the ultimate power, deciding who lives and dies during the Spanish Inquisition, but an ancient, evil tome is about to change that. Hapless bookseller monty Danforth’s recent discovery of a millennia-old manuscript plunges him into a cutthroat conspiracy.
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Keating . A perfectly splendid collection of short stories. H. R. F. Enjoy one of england’s great golden-era writers at her witty best as she spins delicious tales of high-risk heists and domestic deceptions in this exquisite short story collection.
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It was supposed to be a simple caviar heist. The father of the youngest member of their order, locked her in a tightly guarded penthouse apartment, has kidnapped his daughter, disgusted by their vow of silence, and is attempting to convince her to renounce her faith. Dortmunder is almost in the building when the alarm sounds, forcing him up the fire escape and onto the roof.
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The thaxden fête is one of the highlights of the Sturrenden social calendar, and this year it promises to be better than ever. The food is exquisite, the music lovely, and the company divine. Det. An elderly woman who suffered a stroke just a few days before, she’s an unlikely target for a killer, yet someone saw fit to hold a pillow over her face until she breathed no more.
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Suspecting the killer came from fairleigh’s own circles, Thanet begins investigating the MP’s family, certain of only one thing: This party is over.
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Ever since stieg larsson shone a light on Swedish crime writing with his Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, readers around the world have devoured fiction by Scandinavian masters of suspense. Also included is an introduction by Edgar nominee John-Henri Holmberg, exploring the history of these stellar authors and their contributions to crime writing.
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The result, a lily of the field, is lawton’s best book yet, a historically accurate and remarkably written novel that explores the diaspora of two Europeans from the rise of Hitler to the post-atomic age. Inspector troy of scotland yard returns in “one of the best thrillers of the year” Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review.
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The washington Post . Karel szabo, a hungarian physicist interned in a camp on the Isle of Man.
The Egyptian Cross MysteryMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - It will take several bodies before Queen divines the clue that unlocks the mystery of the Christmas crucifixion. . Ellery hustles his father into his roadster and heads east, since there is nothing he’d like better for Christmas than a juicy, gruesome puzzle. When the queens arrive in Arroyo, they learn that the victim was an eccentric atheist, but not the sort to make enemies.
It’s christmas in chicago, and inspector richard Queen is enjoying a busman’s holiday at a conference on gangland violence—but his son, amateur sleuth Ellery, isbored silly. One of the great golden age detectives is back in a mystery that “pioneered a style which countless writers would follow in the decades to come” American Culture.
The Egyptian Cross Mystery #ad - What initially looks to be the work of a sadistic cult turns out to be something far more sinister. Until, that is, ellery reads of an unusual killing in rural Arroyo, West Virginia: A schoolmaster has been found beheaded and crucified. In the months ahead, more victims will turn up all over the world—all killed in the same horrifying manner.
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse MurdersMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Holmes is not fazed. Croxley mews is a typical London street: narrow, winding, and dark. The killer was exiled, but now he may have returned—bringing all the terrors of the apocalypse in his wake. He caught jack the Ripper once—and he will do so again. At the height of the ripper murders, Holmes was called in by his brother Mycroft to catch the killer, whose social position made him impossible to arrest.
Watson, who has never before seen a woman disemboweled. It looks unmistakably like the handiwork of that notorious murderer who stalked the alleys of Whitechapel a decade before. It is a murder gruesome enough to shock even the battle-hardened Dr. A gruesome new murder puts London’s greatest detective on the trail of Jack the Ripper—again.
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The Salton Killings A Chief Inspector Woodend Mystery Book 1Severn House #ad - Then woodend’s inquiry turns up the death of another young girl a generation before. An outspoken northerner, he does his policing the old-fashioned way, and he is convinced that Margie Poole, Diane’s best friend, knows more about Diane’s last movements than she is prepared to tell. Could there be a serial killer on the loose.
. . Spencer conjures a great sense of menace in the troubled village, and her epilogue is a real stunner, promising more from a very talented writer. Booklist “spencer’s us debut provides sturdy mystery-mongering, reliably quaint suspects, and an unusually detailed list of clues. Kirkus Reviews. 1950s cheshire, England.
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