Delusion: A Mystery (Peter Zak Mysteries)

By G. H. Ephron

From the acclaimed writer of Amnesia and Addiction comes the tale of a paranoid guy accused of killing his wife-is he sick, or is he a good actor attempting to break out with murder?

Forensic neuropsychologist at Boston's prestigious Pearce Psychiatric middle and specialist safety witness Peter Zak frequently testifies at homicide trials on matters like a defendant's notion of correct and mistaken or the reliability of a witness's reminiscence. This time a legal professional calls Peter to the scene of a crime-Nick Babikian has simply came upon his spouse brutally stabbed and floating of their yard pool. The attorney desires Peter to evaluate Nick's frame of mind. a super yet paranoid guy who is made hundreds of thousands inventing and advertising his personal computing device role-playing online game, he was once operating in the home whereas his spouse used to be stabbed, and he is sure to be accused of wielding the knife.

Nick claims his innocence, yet he has no evidence, notwithstanding definitely a few of what he claims turns out precise. for instance, there are indicators his spouse was once having an affair. And oddly, the longer they interact, the extra Peter pertains to Nick's emotions. For Peter himself turns into a growing number of confident that his personal wife's killer, a guy who is purported to be serving existence in criminal, is one way or the other tormenting him at domestic and at work.

It's as much as Peter to split truth from fiction during this chilling access in a masterful series.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes

By Loren D Estleman

One other long-missing event from the casebooks of the world's maximum detective rediscovered through Shamus Award-Winner Loren D. Estleman, writer of Sugartown and each impressive Eye. followed by means of Dr. Watson, grasp slcuth Sherlock Holmes has already encountered the evil younger hedonist Edward Hyde, and knew he was once unusually attached with Henry Jekyll, the rich, good London health care provider. It was once no longer until eventually the Queen herself asked it, although, that Holmes used to be formally at the case of the savage homicide of Sir Danvers Carew, the blackest secret of his profession! even though Robert Louis Stevenson released his story of Jekyll and Hyde as fiction, the hideous proof have been real, insofar as Stevenson knew them.. right here, then, is the complete firsthand account of that devilish crime as recorded through Dr. Watson, with a proof of why Holmes's own involvement needed to be stored mystery - until eventually now... in regards to the writer Loren D. Estlem

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Ten Questions Science Can't Answer (Yet!): A Guide to Science's Greatest Mysteries

By Michael Hanlon

From the writer of the bestselling The technological know-how of the Hitchhiker's consultant to the Galaxy comes one other amazing journey to an excellent extra mysterious terrain. Michael Hanlon identifies ten medical questions that we easily can not seem to solution and explains why those compelling mysteries will stay unsolved for years to come
How did existence start? Why are there sexes? the place did language originate? In Hanlon's routinely witty kind, he ponders the methods those questions have endured in problematical the easiest minds and asks what should be had to unravel all of it. From politics to loss of know-how, each one query has its personal set of situations protecting it again. via exploring those unanswerable questions, Hanlon exposes some of science's maximum failings and missteps--and charts a hopeful path for purchasing technology again at the highway to discovery.

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The Last Enemy: The Malichea Quest

Centuries-old knowledge. wisdom humans will kill for. the last word prize: The Index of the Order of Malichea.
And the main robust organizations on this planet are in a perilous race to discover it.
The Index will switch the form of the long run.
Jake and Lauren needs to get to it first . . .

Alex Munro, high-flying legal professional, is lifeless. Murdered in chilly blood. The leading suspect is Jake. He has a historical past with the sufferer, one tainted via his makes an attempt to procure the misplaced books of the Order of Malichea. it is all the way down to Jake to find who desires him at the back of bars, clear of The Index for solid. however the clock is ticking . . .

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After the Funeral: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is named directly to examine the homicide of a brother and sister, during this vintage Agatha Christie secret now on hand in an up-to-date variation with a foreword Sophie Hannah.

 “He was once murdered, wasn’t he?”

When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the extreme comment she had made the day before today at her brother Richard’s funeral all of sudden takes on a chilling importance. on the examining of Richard’s will, Cora was once essentially heard to assert, “It’s been hushed up very well, hasn’t it. yet he used to be murdered, wasn’t he?”

Did Cora’s accusation a dismal fact that sealed her personal destiny? Or are the siblings’ deaths simply tragic coincidences?

Desperate to grasp the reality, the Lansquenet’s solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to resolve the secret. For even after the funeral, dying isn’t comprehensive but . . .

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The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder

By Daniel Stashower

A grotesque homicide, a surprised urban, and Edgar Allan Poe come to existence with vibrant element during this stunning real tale by means of award-winning writer Daniel Stashower

On July 28, 1841, the battered physique of a tender girl was once discovered floating within the Hudson River. It was once quickly found to be the beautiful Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar salesgirl who had long gone lacking 3 days past. via dusk, information of the girl’s dying had unfold and despatched ny right into a spasm of horror and outrage.

within the months that undefined, the grotesque information of the homicide driven American journalism into formerly unimagined geographical regions of lurid sensationalism. yet regardless of media pressures, ny City’s unregulated and disjointed police strength proved not able to mount an efficient research, and the crime remained unsolved.

A yr after Mary Rogers used to be murdered, as public curiosity within the case started to wane, a suffering author named Edgar Allan Poe determined to tackle the case. on the time of the homicide, thirty-one-year-old Poe had lately released his groundbreaking detective tale "The Murders within the Rue Morgue." A yr later, even if, his fortunes had taken a downward flip. determined for achievement, Poe despatched his well-known detective, C. Auguste Dupin, at the case of a life-time: to unravel the baffling homicide of Mary Rogers in "The secret of Marie Rogêt."

In The attractive Cigar Girl, Edgar Award-winning writer Daniel Stashower deftly captures the drama and secret of recent York within the mid-nineteenth century, illuminating the spellbinding crime that remodeled a urban.

A Featured trade number of Book-of-the-Month membership, secret Guild, Literary Guild, Doubleday and caliber Paperback ebook clubs.

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The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic Mysteries, No. 1)

By JoAnna Carl

After giving up her profession as a Texas trophy spouse, 28-year-old Lee McKinney unearths herself in a Michigan lodge city, protecting the books for her Aunt Nettie’s luxurious chocolate enterprise. yet she quickly reveals that her new existence isn’t all muffins and bonbons…

Clementine Ripley, the security legal professional each person likes to hate, is throwing a celebration that demands a number of thousand funds worthy of customized chocolates—some made within the picture of her champion cat. Lee jumps on the task, yet candy luck takes a sour flip while anyone provides and additional ingrediant—cyanide—to one among their scrumptious candies and it reveals its manner into Ms. Ripley’s mouth. Now it’s as much as Lee to determine who tampered with Aunt Nettie’s recipe earlier than they locate themselves at the back of not-so-chocolate bars.


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Número cero (LUMEN)

Número Cero, l. a. nueva novela de Umberto Eco, nos descubre l. a. cara oscura del periodismo y l. a. manera en que nuestra realidad está en manos de quienes construyen las noticias

«Los perdedores y los autodidactas siempre saben mucho más que los ganadores. Si quieres ganar, tienes que concentrarte en un solo objetivo, y más te vale no perder el tiempo en saber más: el placer de l. a. erudición está reservado a los perdedores.»

Con estas credenciales se nos presenta Colonna, el protagonista de Número Cero, que en abril de 1992, a sus cincuenta años, recibe una extraña propuesta de un tal Simei: va a convertirse en redactor jefe de Domani, un diario que se adelantará a los acontecimientos a base de suposiciones y mucha imaginación, sin reparar casi en el límite que separa l. a. verdad de los angeles mentira, y chantajeando de paso a las altas esferas del poder.

El hombre, que hasta l. a. fecha ha malvivido como documentalista y en palabras de su ex mujer es un perdedor compulsivo, acepta el reto a cambio de una cantidad huge de dinero, y arranca l. a. aventura. Reunidos en un despacho confortable, Colonna y otros seis colegas preparan el Número Cero, los angeles edición anticipada del nuevo periódico, indagando en archivos que esconden los secretos ocultos de l. a. CIA, del Vaticano y de l. a. vida de Mussolini.

Todo parece ir sobre ruedas hasta que un cadáver tendido en una callejuela de Milán y un amor discreto cambian el destino de nuestro héroe y el modo en que sus lectores vamos a mirar los angeles realidad, o lo que queda de ella.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Umberto Eco ha escrito una novela que es el guide de comunicación de nuestro tiempo.»
Roberto Saviano

«En Número Cero, Umberto Eco escribe una parodia feroz sobre el periodismo y los angeles política.»
Jesús Ceberio, Babelia

«Eco ha liberado su lado más irreverente y disparatado y ha escrito una novela chispeante que nos muestra las tripas de los tabloides, con sus chismes e infundios.»
Rafael Narbona, El Cultural de El Mundo

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