Death of a Dog Whisperer (A Melanie Travis Mystery)

By Laurien Berenson

Among her boisterous sons and a home packed with Poodles, there is by no means a lifeless second for Melanie Travis. yet irrespective of how nerve-racking existence will get, she will regularly choose up the smell of a howling stable mystery--and she'll cease at not anything to dig up the reality. . .

It's summer season in Connecticut, and Melanie's lifestyles has develop into an unending string of puppy exhibits, football camp, and the antics of her lively boy or girl. She rarely has time to pay a lot awareness to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny present for deciphering dog-speak. The well-heeled puppy proprietors of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged abilities, worried to find precisely what their pampered pets are thinking--that is till the pooches begin spilling their secrets and techniques.

When Nick is chanced on useless in his domestic, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to assist music down the killer. Now, as she juggles the calls for of marriage and motherhood--not to say her six loved Poodles--Melanie can scarcely even start to nostril in the course of the transforming into checklist of suspects. yet simply whilst she thinks she's barking up the mistaken tree, she'll locate herself nose to nose with a purebred assassin. . .

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Orchid Beach (Holly Barker)

By Stuart Woods

New York Times bestselling writer Stuart Woods can provide a riveting mystery that introduces a thrilling addition to the pantheon of fictional sleuths.

Forced into early retirement at thirty-seven, shrewdpermanent, beautiful, and fiercely self reliant significant Holly Barker trades in her bars as an army cop for the badge of deputy leader of police in Orchid seashore, Florida. yet under the sunny floor of this sleepy, well-to-do island city lies an evil that escalates into the cold-blooded homicide of 1 of Holly's new colleagues.

An outsider, Holly has little to head on for solutions and not anyone to aid her—except Daisy, a Doberman of outstanding intelligence and loyalty that turns into her spouse and protector. The nearer Holly will get to the reality, the extra she understands that it will take one shrewdpermanent puppy with guts to smell out this killer—before he can trap her first.

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Wearing the Spider

By Susan Schaab

Sexual Harassment, identification robbery, and Political Intrigue in a single High-Tech felony mystery * It begins with an easy undesirable kiss…and evolves right into a labyrinthine path of forgery and phantasm. A lawyer's identification is hijacked and misused via a ruthless associate of her new york legislations company who engages in electronic mail impersonation, political gamesmanship and digital forgery to set her up because the mastermind of an unlawful scheme that eventually ends up in homicide. She embarks on a clandestine research whereas dodging the FBI, risking her existence in addition to her occupation.

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The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

By Ted Riccardi

Sherlock Holmes is dead—or so many of the global thinks. His deadly plunge over the Reichenbach Falls as he struggled along with his archenemy, Moriarty, has been broadly stated.

But Holmes has escaped and is alive.

In his rapid circle, merely Holmes’s brother, the torpid genius Mycroft, is aware of his survival. Even Dr. Watson thinks that the good detective is useless. between his enemies, Sebastian Moran, Moriarty’s leader henchman, is familiar with of Holmes’s possible get away and waits for his or her inevitable meeting.

From 1891 to 1894, Holmes wanders via Asia. he's by myself, with out Watson, with out Scotland backyard, armed basically together with his actual energy and endur-ance and his respected chilly common sense and rationality.

The adventures mentioned within the Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes diversity from Lhasa to Katmandu, from the East Indies to the deserts of Rajasthan. In Tibet and in the course of the Orient, Holmes is stuck up within the diplomatic machinations of British imperialism that Rudyard Kipling dubbed “the nice Game.” He confronts the tsarist agent Dorjiloff, the good artwork thief Anton Furer, and the mysterious Captain Fantôme. And the following, written in Holmes’s personal phrases, is the account of “The substantial Rat of Sumatra,” for which previously he so famously proposal the area unprepared.

For Holmes’s lovers through the global, the tales within the Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes fill in an enigmatic hole, the reason for a lot hypothesis within the nice detective’s occupation.

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Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

By William Boyd

One might night in London, Adam Kindred, a tender climatologist on the town for a role interview, is feeling reliable in regards to the destiny as he sits down for a meal at a bit Italian bistro. He moves up a talk with a solitary diner on the subsequent desk, who leaves quickly in a while. With scary pace, this opportunity come across ends up in a sequence of malign injuries, in which Adam loses everything—home, relatives, pals, task, attractiveness, passport, charge cards, mobilephone phone—never to get them back.

William Boyd's electrifying follow-up to the Costa Award-winning Restless, Ordinary Thunderstorms is a profound and gripping novel concerning the fragility of social id, the corruption on the center of massive company, and the secrets and techniques that lie hidden within the seamy underbelly of each city.

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Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries

By Anne Perry

Three days sooner than Christmas, in London’s East finish, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters eight-year-old Minnie Maude Mudway, freezing and by myself. basically the day ahead of, somebody murdered Minnie Maude’s Uncle Alf and made off along with his rag-and-bones cart—as good as with Charlie, the liked donkey who pulled it. Now, Grace and Minnie Maude trigger to rescue Charlie. however the direction that Uncle Alf had taken to his loss of life used to be now not his commonplace course, and in his cart, the youngsters are informed, was once a blinding golden casket which can rather well be a Pandora’s field of evil or a shining prize of hope.
Ten days sooner than Christmas, James Wentworth feels no longer pleasure yet grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured right into a international of gear and wild ardour. Wentworth’s merely desire, he believes, is his outdated buddy Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to look for the wayward younger guy with the aid of new companions—Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper, and Crow, a mysterious slum medical professional. As this extraordinary trio gathers clues approximately Lucien’s disappearance on London’s darkish streets, they locate themselves on a project whose end result they can't start to wager.

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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated 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 creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The mythical detective saves his most sensible for final as he races to understand a five-time killer ahead of the ultimate curtain descends in Curtain: Poirot’s final Case.

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Murders in Volume 2 (Henry Gamadge Mysteries, Book 3)

By Elizabeth Daly

100 years prior, a stunning visitor had disappeared from the rich Vauregard family, in addition to the second one quantity of the amassed works of Byron. Improbably, either visitor and e-book appear to have reappeared, neither having elderly an afternoon. The aged Mr. Vauregard is susceptible to think the younger woman's tale of getting vacationed on an astral airplane. yet his doubtful niece calls in Henry Gamadge, gentleman-sleuth, specialist in infrequent books, and sufficiently well-bred to prevent distressing the fragile Vauregard sensibilities. As Gamadge discovers, the family comprises an getting older actress with ties to a spiritualist sect and a shy attractiveness with a shady fiancé.

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Oh Danny Boy: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Molly Murphy Mysteries)

By Rhys Bowen

In turn-of-the-century manhattan urban, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is considering giving up PI paintings for anything rather less complex, much less interesting. Molly has had particularly sufficient pleasure lately, thank you greatly. specially from the good-looking yet misleading NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd prefer to keep away from thoroughly. but if Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself within the Tombs, the infamous urban penitentiary, he begs Molly to aid end up he used to be framed, and after every thing they have been via, she can't flip him down.

As she unearths herself drawn more and more into the case, she starts off to worry that Daniel's difficulty is said to at least one of his investigations-catching the Eastside Ripper, a serial killer who's concentrating on prostitutes.

Oh Danny Boy marks Edgar Award finalist Rhys Bowen's victorious 5th installment in her New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy secret series.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy: A Wishcraft Mystery

By Heather Blake

Darcy Merriweather is Enchanted Village’s most modern resident Wishcrafter—a witch who can furnish needs for others. yet as Darcy prepares a party for a mystical florist, she discovers that each rose has its thorns…

When magical florist Harriette Harkette comes to a decision to throw a lavish 80th celebration for herself, she hires Darcy’s Aunt Ve’s own concierge carrier, As you would like, to plot the soiree. yet turning 80 isn’t all Harriette is celebrating—the Floracrafter has lately created the hour of darkness black Witching Hour rose, the 1st all-natural rose of that colour.

Darcy works tough on making plans an extravagant party that would make Harriette think just like the belle of the ball. but if cake supply boy Michael Healey—a former worker at Harriette’s greenhouse—is came upon lifeless, the party takes a flip. Now Michael’s ghost has imprinted on Darcy, that means that they’re bonded until eventually she will untangle the thicket surrounding his murder—and what precisely it has to do with the Witching Hour rose….  

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