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The Bone House by Brian Freeman

The Bone House by Brian Freeman

By Brian Freeman

Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in an online of suspicion. final yr, accusations of a torrid affair with a pupil rate Mark his educating activity and made the younger couple into outcasts of their distant island city off the Lake Michigan coast. Now one other teenage woman is located lifeless on a abandoned seashore. . . and once more, Mark faces a adverse city confident of his guilt.

Hilary Bradley is decided to turn out that Mark is blameless, yet she’s on a lonely, risky quest. even if she discovers that the murdered lady used to be witness to a awful crime years previous, the police are sure she’s throwing up a smoke reveal to guard her husband. just a quirky detective named Cab Bolton turns out prepared to think Hilary’s tale.

Hilary and Cab quickly locate that individuals during this neighborhood are prepared to kill to maintain their secrets and techniques hidden—and to ensure Mark doesn’t escape with homicide. And with each one stunning revelation, even Hilary starts off to wonder if her husband is actually blameless. Freeman’s first stand-alone mystery when you consider that his Stride novels is a knockout.

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Killing Grounds (Kate Shugak, Book 8) by Dana Stabenow

Killing Grounds (Kate Shugak, Book 8) by Dana Stabenow

By Dana Stabenow

Summer season in Alaska is synonymous with salmon. And Kate Shugak is as much as her ears in chinooks and chicanery as she takes on advertisement fishing. whereas deckhandling at the Freya, she hauls in salmon, halibut--and the useless physique of the main disliked fisherman round. in truth, his loss of life sends town into tears--of pleasure. The checklist of suspects is a mile lengthy. And Kate's look for the killer isn't making her too renowned in town--especially because the lifeless guy is already being hailed because the capture of the day

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Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot, Book 16) by Agatha Christie

Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot, Book 16) by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

Pass over Emily used to be previous, wealthy, and afraid--and now, she's useless. Her terrified plea to Hercule Poirot got here a bit too past due. All that's left is a home filled with grasping heirs, and a truly unusual letter which could clear up the mystery--or upload to it.

*This ebook was once additionally released below the identify "Poirot Loses a Client"

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A Grave Denied (Kate Shugak, Book 13) by Dana Stabenow

A Grave Denied (Kate Shugak, Book 13) by Dana Stabenow

By Dana Stabenow

All people knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for rent within the Park close to Niniltna, Alaska, yet nobody knew anything approximately him. Even Kate Shugak employed him to skinny the bushes on her 160-acre abode and was once making plans to invite him to aid construct a small moment cabin on her estate for Johnny Morgan, a teenaged boy in her care. yet she, the Park's unofficial p.i., turns out to have identified much less approximately him than anyone.

Alaska is a spot the place anyone can bury his heritage and begin clean, and for any cause, yet this actual secret involves gentle while Len Dreyer turns up murdered. His physique is came upon, frozen stable, within the course of a receding glacier with the outlet from a shotgun blast in his chest. nobody even knew he used to be lacking, however it seems he's been lacking for months.

Alaska nation Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to assist him dig into Dreyer's heritage, within the desire of discovering a few explanation for his homicide. She takes the case, conscious of the necessity for gainful employment as she copes along with her accountability for Johnny, a continuing reminder of his father, her useless lover. Little does she think that by way of attempting to offer for him she simply could positioned him correct within the course of danger.

A proficient author on the top of her skills, Stabenow supplies a masterful crime novel that seems to be as a lot approximately residing because it is set loss of life.

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Trial By Fire by J. A. Jance

Trial By Fire by J. A. Jance

By J. A. Jance

J. P. Beaumont might be an previous murder hand now, yet again while he was once a rookie operating together with his first accomplice, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a flip for the more serious . . .

One day, on the finish of Beaumont and Pickles's shift, a cease on the Doghouse eating place quick turns lethal. now not feeling good, Pickles steps out into the parking zone for a breath of clean air and stumbles right into a crime in growth. being affected by a center assault, he's came across subconscious, with a useless girl at the floor within sight and the homicide weapon in his hand.

With Pickles lower than research from inner Affairs, it's as much as the recent child at the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his neighbors at the strength to determine the truth.

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Sherlock Holmes in America

Sherlock Holmes in America

Sherlock Holmes makes his American debut during this attention-grabbing and impressive choice of never-before-published crime and secret tales by way of bestselling American writers.

The world's maximum detective and his recognized sidekick Watson are on their first journey around the Atlantic as they try crime all over the place nineteenth-century North the US. From the bustling neighborhoods of latest York urban and Washington, D.C., to sunny but sinister towns like San Francisco at the West Coast, the world's best-loved British sleuth will face probably the most crafty criminals the USA has to supply, and meet a few of America's most famed figures alongside the best way.

Each unique tale is written within the amazing culture of Doyle's most sensible paintings, but each one comes with a distinct American twist that's bound to fulfill and exhilarate either Sherlock Holmes purists and those that continually wanted that Holmes may nab the nefarious in the direction of home.

This is a must-read for any secret fan and when you have Holmes' illustrious occupation over the waterfall and again back.

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The Avenger by Matthew Blood

The Avenger by Matthew Blood

By Matthew Blood

Note: First released in 1952.

Morgan Wayne knew that the peddlers of vice and dope have been untouchable. He knew that the Mafia's arm was once lengthy and its hand-held a killer's knife. He knew the prepared ladies they'd ship to tempt and betray him. He knew his personal nerve and energy and ability. He knew the white hate inside him for the crime lords and their gunmen. So he walked on my own into the very middle of gangland to deal justice the place the legislations had failed.

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Enemies at Home (Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2) by Lindsey Davis

Enemies at Home (Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2) by Lindsey Davis

By Lindsey Davis

"There are ideas for personal informers accepting a brand new case. by no means tackle consumers who can't pay you. by no means do favours for pals. Don't paintings with kinfolk. If, like me, you're a girl, continue away from males you discover appealing.
"Will I by no means learn?"

In old Rome, the variety of slaves was once some distance more than that of unfastened voters. consequently, usually the folk Romans feared so much have been the "enemies at home," the slaves below their very own roofs. due to this, Roman legislations decreed that if the pinnacle of a family was once murdered at domestic, and the offender wasn't quick chanced on, his slaves—all of them, in charge or not—were presumed liable and have been positioned to dying. with out exception.
When a pair is located useless of their personal bed room and their residence burglarized, a few of their loved ones slaves understand what's approximately to take place to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by means of culture is revered as a haven for refugees. this can be the place Flavia Albia is available in. The experts, stressed from both sides, want a resolution. Albia, a personal informer similar to her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is requested to unravel the murders.

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Mother’s Milk (Dr. Barrett Conyors, Book 3) by Charles Atkins

Mother’s Milk (Dr. Barrett Conyors, Book 3) by Charles Atkins

By Charles Atkins

Forensic psychiatrist Barrett Conyors is again . . . - Barrett Conyors unearths the invention of the our bodies of 2 heroin-addicted children fairly tough to just accept. Barrett's confident that leader suspect Jerod, a homeless schizophrenic, didn't do it yet she's the single one, except Detective Ed Hobbs, who's. yet even Hobbs can't cease Barrett from following a posh path of substances and demise that areas her within the pass hairs of a killer . . .

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