Mystery

The Scent of the Night Aka the Smell of the Night (Inspector Montalbano, Book 6)

By Andrea Camilleri

The variety of Inspector Montalbano fanatics will keep growing with this inventive new novel that includes the earthy and urbane Sicilian detective. part the retirees in Vigáta have invested their rate reductions with a monetary wizard who has disappeared, besides their funds. As Montalbano investigates this labyrinthine monetary rip-off, he unearths himself at a significant drawback: a adversarial more advantageous has close him out of the case, he’s at the outs together with his lover Livia, and his adored Sicily is popping so ruthless and vulgar that Montalbano wonders if any a part of it really is worthy saving. soaking wet with surroundings, crackling with wit, The scent of the evening is Camilleri at his such a lot addictive.

Show description

The Underbelly (Outspoken Authors)

By Gary Phillips

Providing perception on homelessness, political corruption, and the aptitude results of gentrification, this city noir tells the cruel tale of Magrady, a semi-homeless Vietnam veteran in l. a.. As he searches for a chum who has long past lacking from Skid Row and who should be thinking about a perilous scheme, Magrady needs to take care of take-no-prisoners group organizers, an unflinching cop from his previous, common flashbacks of battle, an aged sexpot, the drug tradition, and the perils of chili cheese fries at the hours of darkness. A rollicking interview with the writer in which he discusses ghetto literature, politics, noir and the proletariat, and the unknown way forward for books, is additionally included.

Show description

The First Apostle (Chris Bronson)

By James Becker

An Englishwoman is located lifeless in a home close to Rome, her neck damaged. Her distraught husband enlists the aid of his closest buddy, policeman Chris Bronson, who discovers an historical inscription on a slab of stone above their hearth. It interprets as ‘Here Lie the Liars.’ Pursued throughout Europe, Bronson and his ex-wife discover a path of clues that lead them again to the shadowy beginnings of Christianity; to an historic code inscribed upon a stone; to a chalice adorned with mysterious symbols. And to a dangerous conspiracy as a way to rock the rules of our sleek global if published.

Show description

The Diva Cooks a Goose (A Domestic Diva Mystery)

By Krista Davis

A Scrooge steals offers correct from less than Sophie Winston's family members Christmas tree. Then her sister-in-law's father show's up with a diva female friend only a month after his separation. a couple of individual is considering committing a merry murder-until it truly occurs! With many lower than suspicion for the lethal deed, can Sophie locate the assassin and fix the Christmas spirit prior to it really is too past due?

Show description

Cast, in Order of Disappearance

By Simon Brett

Who killed Marius Steen, the theatrical magnate with a fortune to depart to his younger mistress Jacqui? And who killed invoice candy, the shady blackmailer with a provide of compromising photos? Charles Paris, a middle-aged actor, takes to detection through assuming various roles.

Show description

Murder Unprompted

"I wish you all out, long past, useless, exterminated!" excessive strung Alex loved ones had cried out while, after a life of fight, he misplaced the starring function in a brand new play known as The Hooded Owl to an actor who could not take into account his traces. yet did that suggest that it was once Alex who had shot the best guy useless in the course of his climactic speech? Charles Paris, for one, might see many logical suspects: from the devious manufacturer, to the gullible playwright, to the younger starlet's overprotective mom. yet sooner than our middle-aged actor-drinker-detective may possibly commence his research, he was once in for a surprise: the powers-that-be selected him because the new prime guy. ultimately, Charles could become aware of stardom, and what a lifeless guy observed within the final moments of his lifestyles!

Show description

Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski Novels)

By Sara Paretsky

A moral sense can weigh a PI down greater than the heaviest firearm—and get her into extra hassle too. It’s that nagging moral sense that makes V. I. Warshawski comply with fill in as trainer for the ladies’ basketball group at her South Chicago alma mater—which in flip leads her to the headquarters of By-Smart, the worldwide retail empire the place V. I. hopes to get a few desperately wanted money for the suffering squad. yet judgment of right and wrong appears to be like in brief provide at By-Smart… except for Billy Bysen, the earnest teenage grandson of the chain’s gruff, tightfisted founder. And while Billy disappears—along with a mysterious rfile a lot wanted by means of By-Smart’s administration team—V. I. is hurled onto a twisted, body-strewn direction that runs via Chicago’s dirtiest locations and divulges a few of its dirtiest secrets.…

Show description

The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Book 6)

By Carolyn Keene

Nancy and her pals, Bess and George, meet Joanne Byrd on a educate journey domestic. Joanne lives at purple Gate Farm together with her grandmother, but when they don't increase adequate funds to pay the personal loan, they'll quickly lose the farm! Nancy, Bess, and George choose to remain at purple Gate for every week as paying buyers. quickly, they know about the unusual workforce of people that lease a cave at the estate. They describe themselves as a nature cult referred to as the Black Snake Colony. Nancy investigates their staff and is helping to discover a hoop of counterfeiters on the town!

Show description