The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #2)

By Carolyn Keene

After receiving a decision from her good friend Helen Corning, Nancy concurs to assist clear up a baffling secret. Helen's Aunt Rosemary has been dwelling together with her mom on the outdated kinfolk mansion, and so they have spotted many unusual issues. they've got heard tune, thumps, and creaking noises at evening, and noticeable eerie shadows at the partitions. may the home be haunted?

Just once she hangs up the telephone, a wierd guy visits Nancy's apartment to warn her and her father that they're at risk due to a case he's engaged on paying for estate for a railroad corporation. This caution leads Nancy and  her father Carson to look for the lacking Willie Wharton, a landowner, who can turn out he signed away his land to the railroad and keep the railroad from a lawsuit. Will Nancy be capable to locate the lacking landowner and become aware of how those mysteries are similar?

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A Bespoke Murder (The Home Front Detective Series)

By Edward Marston

Might 1915. As zeppelin bombs fall on London and with the sinking of the Lusitania, anti-German hysteria reaches fever pitch and assaults on German immigrants surge. now not even the West finish of London is immune. Jacob Stein's bespoke tailoring enterprise comes lower than brutal assault, leaving his secure ransacked, his daughter, Ruth, raped and traumatized and Jacob lifeless. Inspector Harvey Marmion is designated to the case and faces an uphill fight to trace down the perpetrators, even as much as the chaos of front Line. yet used to be the homicide as opportunistic because it first appears to be like, or did anyone with a perilous grudge plan the assault?

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Murder in Plain Sight (Hqn)

By Marta Perry

Did a sweet-faced Amish youngster brutally homicide a tender lady? to avoid wasting her profession, big-city attorney Jessica Langdon is set to protect him—against the community's sour or even violent outrage. but with no an realizing of Amish tradition, Jessica needs to depend on smug businessman Trey Morgan, who has ties to the Amish neighborhood… and believes within the boy's guilt.

Jessica has threats coming from both sides: an area enthusiast, stirred up by way of the biased exposure of the case; the useless girl's boyfriend; even from the individual she's realized to belief the main, Trey Morgan. yet simply while Jessica fears she's positioned her belief within the improper guy, Trey saves her existence. And now they need to either achieve right into a harmful earlier to guard everyone's future—including their own.

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Gently Floating (George Gently)

By Alan Hunter

Lightly wades via a torrent of suspects whilst a physique is located floating face down within the river. occasionally you could have an excessive amount of of a great factor - that is should you can name having too many suspects, too many strength murderers, 'a sturdy thing'. What lightly has to determine is which ones had the chilly blooded nerve to break the victim's cranium and sell off him within the river.

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Blind Spot

By Laura Ellen

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s physique floated to the skin of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the evening she disappeared. The evening Roz Hart had a struggle along with her. The evening Roz can’t keep in mind. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to putting together fragments to make experience of the realm round her. yet this time it’s her reminiscence that wishes piecing together—to transparent her identify . . . to discover a assassin. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written within the strong first-person voice of a legally blind teenager who simply desires to be like all people else.

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Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

By William Boyd

One may perhaps night in London, Adam Kindred, a tender climatologist on the town for a task interview, is feeling stable concerning 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 results in a chain of malign injuries, during which Adam loses everything—home, kinfolk, associates, task, acceptance, passport, charge cards, phone 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 identification, the corruption on the middle of massive company, and the secrets and techniques that lie hidden within the seamy underbelly of each city.

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Murder Takes Time: Friendship & Honor Series, Book One (Volume 1)

By Giacomo Giammatteo

A string of brutal murders has our bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan understands what's going. Clues left on the crime scenes aspect to an individual from the outdated local, and that won't sturdy.

Frankie has taken oaths in his life--the one he took to uphold the legislations while he grew to become a cop, and the only he took together with his most sensible buddies once they have been 8 years previous and inseparable. these relationships have compelled Frankie to make many difficult judgements, yet now he faces the hardest certainly one of his existence; he has 5 murders to unravel and a type of pals is accountable. If Frankie we could him pass, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and dangers wasting his task. but when he attempts to deliver him in, he breaks the oath he stored for twenty-five years--and dangers wasting his existence.

In the local the place Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.

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A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 6)

By Charles Todd

In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a guy used to be condemned to hold for the murders of aged girls. Rutledge helped assemble the facts that despatched Ben Shaw to the gallows. And whilst justice used to be performed, Rutledge closed the door at the case. yet Shaw was once no longer simply forgotten.

Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns within the type of Ben Shaw's widow Nell, bringing Rutledge proof she is confident will turn out her husband's innocence. It's a trust fraught with peril, threatening either Rutledge's specialist stature and his religion in his judgment. yet there's a darker explanation for Rutledge's reluctance. homicide brings him again to Kent the place, days previous, he'd glimpsed an all-too-familiar face past the jumping flames of a bonfire. quickly an unforeseen come across revives the top of his personal struggle, because the nation prepares for a somber commemoration at the anniversary of the Armistice. To conflict the unsettled prior and the haunted current whilst is an appalling mandate.

And the folks round him? between them the horny widow of a pal, a awesome lady who survived the nice Indian Mutiny; a sour, loss of life barrister; and a guy whose identify he by no means knew--unwittingly compete with the grieving Nell Shaw. They'll call for greater than Rutledge may give, unaware that he's already sporting the load of shell surprise? and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he was once compelled to execute within the conflict. The killer in Marling is unusually adept at escaping detection. And Ben Shaw's previous is a tangle of unsettling secrets and techniques which could or will not be actual. Rutledge needs to stroll a tortuous line among attaining out to break him, the opposite pushed to break him.

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The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

By Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the vintage ghost tale, released for the 1st time as a standalone

A canny younger girl is suffering to outlive via perpetrating a number of degrees of more often than not innocuous fraud. On a wet April morning, she is examining auras at religious arms whilst Susan Burke walks in. A prepared observer of human habit, our unnamed narrator instantly diagnoses attractive, wealthy Susan as an unsatisfied lady desirous to provide her gorgeous existence a drama injection. in spite of the fact that, whilst the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian domestic that has been the resource of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she would possibly not need to faux to think in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t aid concerns along with his demanding demeanour and grisly mind's eye. the 3 are quickly locked in a chilling conflict to find the place the evil really lurks and what, if something, should be performed to flee it.

“The Grownup,” which initially seemed as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once more that Gillian Flynn is likely one of the world’s most unusual and expert voices in fiction.

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Play to the End

By Robert Goddard

As soon as Toby Flood performed a Bond-like hero in a Hollywood movie. Now he’s serving a sentence in a crippled touring construction of a newly unearthed Joe Orton play—a play that would have kept Toby’s occupation if in basic terms anyone loved gazing it. Painfully, the show’s swan music is coming in Brighton, the place Toby’s spouse occurs to be residing fortunately with one other guy in anticipation of a divorce decree. Then, virtually as though he have been scripted, a stranger enters the scene....

A stalker is horrifying Toby’s spouse, Jenny, who believes the guy is perhaps one in every of her estranged husband’s lovers. whilst Jenny asks Toby to confront the fellow, Toby leaps on the probability. quickly, he’s moonlighting from the degree lighting and heroically pursuing... whatever. in truth, the extra Toby unearths out approximately Jenny’s stalker, the extra questions he has a few twisting story of unexplained deaths, interlocking lives, and the violent, grasping adventures of none except Jenny’s filthy rich fiancé—a guy who may well make the suitable villain, if in simple terms the hero lives lengthy adequate to end up it....

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