The Lucifer Code (Thomas Lourdes)

By Charles Brokaw

Dr. Thomas Lourds, internationally-renowned linguist and archaeologist, has simply arrived in Istanbul to lecture on the collage. yet sooner than he even leaves the airport, Lourds is abducted and unearths himself battling for his life―and for all mankind.

Deeply hidden someplace within the urban is an old scroll written by means of the writer of the Bible's e-book of Revelation―a scroll whose secrets and techniques may perhaps keep or ruin humanity. Lourds' non secular extremist captors want him to aid locate the rfile to accomplish their evil ends. After a determined get away and chase, Lourds searches for the scroll with the aid of a former lover, Olympia Adnan, and a perilous Irish mercenary he can't trust.

Lourds and his risky allies needs to navigate old Constantinople's darkest depths to discover the scroll earlier than the satan himself brings the realm down round them and the conflict among solid and evil involves a last showdown.

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The Murder Room (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #12)

By P. D. James

National Bestseller 

Murders current meet murders previous in P.D. James’s newest harrowing, thought-provoking mystery.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already conversant in the Dupayne--a museum devoted to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the main infamous murders of that time--when he's known as to enquire the killing of 1 of the kinfolk trustees. He quickly discovers that the sufferer used to be trying to shut the museum against the desires of the fellow trustees and the Dupayne's committed staff.  every body, it kind of feels, has whatever to realize from the crime.  while it turns into transparent that the assassin has been encouraged by way of the real-life crimes from the homicide room--and is getting ready to kill again--Dalgliesh is aware that to unravel this example he has to get into the brain of a ruthless killer.

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The Layton Court Mystery (Roger Sheringham Cases, Book 1)

By Anthony Berkeley

In a standard English kingdom apartment, a homicide is dedicated. the rich Victor Stanworth, who’d been taking part in host to a celebration of neighbors, is located useless within the library. first and foremost it seems that to be suicide, for the room was once certainly locked. yet may perhaps there be extra to the case? As one of many visitors at Layton court docket, gentleman sleuth Roger Sheringham starts to enquire. Many come less than suspicion, yet how may possibly somebody have killed the fellow and gotten out of the room, leaving all of it locked in the back of?

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The Anatomy of Ghosts

By Andrew Taylor

1786, Jerusalem university, Cambridge

The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumored to be haunting Jerusalem ever considering pupil Frank Oldershaw claimed to have obvious the lifeless girl prowling the grounds and was once locked up as a result of his violent response to those disturbed visions.

Desperate to salvage her son's recognition, woman Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, writer of The Anatomy of Ghosts--a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion--to examine. yet his arrival in Cambridge disrupts an uneasy establishment as he glimpses a global of privilege and abuse, the place the sinister Holy Ghost membership governs lifestyles at Jerusalem extra successfully than the grasp, Dr. Carbury, ever could.

And whilst Holdsworth unearths himself haunted--not in simple terms via the ghost of his lifeless spouse, Maria, but additionally via Elinor, the very-much-alive Master's wife--his destiny is sealed. He needs to locate Sylvia's assassin, otherwise the hauntings will proceed. and never one in every of this bothered staff will go away the claustrophobic confines of Jerusalem unchanged.

CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger winner Andrew Taylor returns with an excellent historic novel that may concurrently preserve the reader riveted, and enchant with its easy beauty.

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Shocking True Story

By Gregg Olsen

Kevin Ryan is a author within the much-maligned style of precise crime who desperately wishes a devious, over-the-top tale for the topic of his subsequent publication. How else can he maintain his spouse Valerie’s roots dyed and maintain himself from handing out taco samples on the neighborhood grocery store? while Kevin isn’t Googling himself or spot checking his books’ inventory at shops round the kingdom or on-line, he’s bringing the dangers (ie, criminals and different crazies) of his activity domestic to spouse Val and dual daughters Taylor and Hayley. Kevin is at the hunt for the massive one, the tale that may holiday him out of the mid-list and onto the bestseller lists. after which there’s a knock on the door--a tale reveals him… A distraught 20-year outdated Jett Carter exhibits up on the Ryan residence simply because her mom and sister are imprisoned—perhaps if Kevin writes their tale and divulges the reality, he can help exonerate them. The Carters’ story is the proper white-trash-attempted-murder-love-triangle that Kevin’s editor will love and his fanatics will consume. He starts to put in writing “Love You to Death.” Then on a stunning summer time day, the wheels of murder are set in movement and Kevin’s personal tale starts off to eclipse the crime he's chronicling. whilst his number 1 fan is murdered and one other physique turns up, the Ryans’ lifestyles in Port Gamble and all that Kevin holds pricey is in jeopardy. someplace in “Love You to loss of life” and in the “bunch of low lease losers” he’s interviewing is the killer.

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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

By Lilian Jackson Braun

The realm of recent artwork is a secret to many. yet for Jim Qwilleran, it becomes a secret of one other type whilst his task to the paintings beat for The day-by-day Fluxion leads down the trail to homicide. A stabbing in an paintings gallery, vandalized work, a deadly fall from a scaffolding--this isn't in any respect what Qwilleran expects while he turns his reportorial abilities to artwork. yet Qwilleran and his newly came upon accomplice, Koko the bright Siamese, are again of their element--sniffing out clues and confounding criminals purpose on mayhem and homicide.

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In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 6

By Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 women’ DETECTIVE enterprise - ebook 6

Fans all over the world adore the best-selling No. 1 girls’ Detective service provider sequence and its owner, important Ramotswe, Botswana’s most popular girl detective. during this fascinating sequence, Mma  Ramotswe—with support from her unswerving affiliate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her circumstances and her own existence with knowledge, reliable humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Precious is busier than ordinary on the detective service provider while she discovers an outsider in her condominium on Zebra Drive—and maybe even extra baffling—a pumpkin on her porch. Her affiliate, Mma Makutsi, additionally has a whole plate. She's taken up dance classes, basically to be partnered with a guy with left ft. And at Tlokweng highway fast cars, the place Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with paintings, considered one of his apprentices has run off with a prosperous older girl. yet what eventually rattles Mma Ramotswe’s generally unshakable composure is a customer who forces her to confront a tricky mystery from her prior.

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Mother Finds a Body (Femmes Fatales)

By Gypsy Rose Lee

"Pure ozone to these bored with usual oxygen."—The New Yorker

In this steamy sequel to The G-String Murders, Gypsy Rose Lee's noir mystery reads as though it is ripped from her personal diary pages. whilst her mom unearths a useless physique in Gypsy's trailer in the course of her honeymoon, Gypsy realizes that nobody is who they appear to be, and everybody is useful of suspicion.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the simplest of women’s writing within the vintage pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From secret to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, those rediscovered queens of pulp provide subversive views on a turbulent period. benefit from the sequence: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The women in 3-B; Laura; The guy Who enjoyed His Wife; Mother unearths a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

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Beneath the Bleak New Moon (A Casey Holland Mystery)

By Debra Purdy Kong

The 3rd installment in Debra Purdy Kongs Casey Holland Mysteries takes readers on a wild experience that would depart them breathless and in need of more.

While transit defense officer Casey Holland is facing unruly sisters at the M7 bus, the unthinkable occurs. road racers hit and kill a jogger crossing an intersection on Granville road, an immense Vancouver thoroughfare. Days later, there's a moment hit and run at the similar road and witnesses insist either sufferers have been intentionally run down.

Danielle wood worker, a tender journalist, is decided to determine whos killing humans for game and asks for Caseys support. aiding Danielle isnt effortless. Shes not just reckless but in addition on a vendetta. whilst a racer is murdered and Danielle is going lacking, Casey is forced to step up the hunt for answers.

Beneath the awful New Moon is a narrative a couple of challenge dealing with approximately each urban in North the USA todaythe lethal ramifications of highway racing.

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