Why Me? (Dortmunder, Book 5)

By Donald E. Westlake

Dortmunder attracts overseas consciousness whilst he steals the inaccurate ring The Byzantine hearth is way greater than a ninety-carat ruby. As a stone it's worthy over 1000000 funds, a cost tremendously elevated via its 24-karat gold band—but its heritage makes it helpful. a hoop that has been fought for with sword and pen, and handed from kingdom to kingdom by way of all demeanour of robbery and trickery, it eventually made its option to the us. the U.S. has agreed to come back it to Turkey, yet it's approximately to be stolen two times extra. A gang of Greeks armed with Sten weapons burst into the protection room at JFK Airport and break out with the worthwhile stone, which they deposit within the secure at a small jeweler's store in Queens. a couple of hours later, unfortunate thief John Dortmunder, awaiting a regimen theft, steals it back. a lot blood has been shed for this little ruby, and Dortmunder's should be subsequent.

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I Shall Not Want (Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries)

By Julia Spencer-Fleming

In the small Adirondack city of Millers Kill, long island, lifestyles does not cease for heartbreak. A brand-new officer within the police division, a breaking-and-entering, and hassle inside his family retain Police leader Russ Van Alstyne busy adequate to disregard the soreness of wasting his wife―and the lady he loves.

At St. Alban's Episcopal Church, the Reverend Clare Fergusson is attempting to maintain all people satisfied whereas denying her personal wounded soul. whilst a Mexican farmhand stumbles over a Latino guy killed with a unmarried shot to the again of his head, Clare is sucked into the research. the invention of 2 extra our bodies carried out within the related manner ignites fears serial killer is unfastened. Now would-be enthusiasts, who concept they'd misplaced every thing, needs to give you the chance to belief one another again―as the violence moves ever toward home...

Library Journal calls Julia Spencer-Fleming's I Shall now not Want "Another suspenseful and concerning secret from a very good writer."

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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sleeping Dog

By Donald J. Sobol

Will Wilford Wiggins eventually half the children of Idaville from their richly deserved allowances? Can Encyclopedia cease Sally from belting insects Meany into the following millennium? What occurs whilst functionality artwork involves Idaville? to discover the answers—and to resolve the mysteries of the sleepy beagle and the bathe singers—read the continued adventures of the world's most renowned boy detective!

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Death from Nowhere (Don Diavolo Mysteries)

By Clayton Rawson

Trapped in a useless man’s place of work, Don Diavolo plans his maximum break out.

This assortment brings jointly adventures with Don Diavolo, the Scarlet Wizard. the 1st opens in his machinist’s workshop, the place Diavolo perfects his most modern feat: the get away from the Double Crystal Water Casket. the boys lurking outdoors haven't any curiosity within the magician’s secrets and techniques - they're detectives, tailing him on behalf of the police inspector. Giving them the slip is not any difficulty, however it proves a mistake, for Diavolo is ready to be implicated in a homicide. Diavolo is blackjacked once he walks throughout the circus owner’s door, awaking simply in time to be discovered status over the corpse. To turn out his innocence, the Scarlet Wizard needs to break out a seize extra crafty than any crystal casket.

His subsequent event starts off whilst an explorer lands at los angeles Guardia airport, coming back from India with a mystery for which many males will die. earlier than Don Diavolo can unmask the killer, he needs to free up the confusing puzzle of the vanishing corpse.

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Down in the Zero

By Andrew Vachss

   Andrew Vachss has reinvented detective fiction for an age within which responsible secrets and techniques are out of date and murder isn't even worthy a information headline. And within the individual of his haunted, hell-ridden deepest eye Burke, Vachss has given us a new form of hero: a guy inured to each evil other than the sort that preys on children. 
   Now Burke is again, investigating a plague of obvious suicides between kids of a prosperous Connecticut suburb.  There he discovers a sinister connection among the agony of the younger and the actions of an elite sadomasochistic underground, for whom pan and its accompanying rituals are a resource of pleasure—and power

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Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 5)

By Carola Dunn

It's Spring 1923 and love is in bloom because the Honourable Phillip Petrie reveals himself completely smitten with leave out Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire. yet prior to the enthusiastic suitor can pop the query, his liked is kidnapped by means of kidnappers.

As Gloria's distraught father starts assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists his formative years good friend, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple to aid him recuperate his lacking sweetheart. Strictly forbidden to touch the police, Daisy needs to withstand the temptation to convey her occasional collaborator Scotland Yard's Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher into the case. yet as she closes in at the abductors' rural hideway, she starts to suspect that Gloria isn't the one reasonable damsel whose lifestyles hangs within the balance...

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Cat Among the Pigeons: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out 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. homicide is a part of the curriculum at an specific institution for ladies in Christie’s Cat one of the Pigeons, because the intrepid Poirot units out to deliver a stealthy killer to justice.

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The Corpse Came Calling (Mike Shayne, Book 6)

By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne is accused of murder after a demise guy stumbles into his office

whilst an outdated pal calls begging to determine him instantly, Mike Shayne is stunned to claim the least. He hasn’t set eyes on Jim Lacy in ten years, and time has no longer been variety. Jim’s face is deeply wrinkled, and his eyes are glazed. His epidermis is gray—and there's blood seeping via his blouse. Jim mutters a number of final phrases as he collapses on Shayne’s place of work ground. His abdominal is full of lead and he's useless prior to he hits the ground.
 
Shayne reaches into Lacy’s pocket and pulls out his pockets. Emptying it, he reveals  $200—enough for a retainer expense. Mike Shayne hasn't ever allow a client’s homicide pass unpunished, and he'll now not relaxation till he catches the lads who shot Jim Lacy and despatched him to die. yet first he'll need to persuade the police that he used to be now not the guy who pulled the set off.

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Shards of Time (Nightrunner)

By Lynn Flewelling

Acclaimed writer Lynn Flewelling brings her cherished Nightrunners sequence to a close—at least for now—with an exciting novel of homicide, secret, and magic.
 
The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress were killed within a locked and protected room. the only witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doorways, listening to the screams from within—have long gone mad with terror, babbling approximately ghosts . . . and issues worse than ghosts.
 
Dispatched to Korous via the queen, grasp spies Alec and Seregil locate the entire pleasure and hazard they can want—and extra. For an old evil has been woke up there, a good strength that won't relaxation until eventually it has escaped its otherworldly criminal and brought revenge on all that lives. And basically these like Alec—who have died and lower back to life—can step among the worlds and confront the killer . . . whether it capacity a moment and all too everlasting death.
 
Praise for Lynn Flewelling’s Casket of Souls
 
“Full of intrigue and plots upon plots.”RT publication Reviews

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