By Agatha Christie
the 1st pass over Marple secret, one that checks all her powers of remark and deduction.
“Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,” declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast pork, “would be doing the realm at huge a favor!”
It was once a slipshod comment for a guy of the fabric. And one that used to be back and hang-out the clergyman quite a few hours later—when the Colonel is located shot lifeless within the clergyman’s examine. yet as omit Marple quickly discovers, the entire village turns out to have had a rationale to kill Colonel Protheroe.
By Lisa Gardner
On my own . . . Massachusetts country Trooper Bobby stay clear of watches a demanding hostage standoff spread throughout the scope of his sniper rifle. simply around the road, in filthy rich again Bay, Boston, an armed guy has barricaded himself along with his spouse and baby. The man’s finger tightens at the set off and evade has just a cut up moment to react . . . and without end pay the consequences.
Alone . . . that’s the place the nightmare all started for cool, appealing, and dangerously attractive Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years in the past, she was once buried underground in the course of a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has simply been killed. Her spouse's father, the strong pass judgement on Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son’s demise . . . and for the sequence of unexplained health problems that experience despatched her personal younger son time and again to the sanatorium.
Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a greatest safeguard felony the place he’d performed tough time for the main sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a loose guy, invisible, nameless . . . and choked with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them jointly is a second of violence—but what connects them is a keenness some distance deeper and masses extra risky. For a killer is unfastened who’s woven such an difficult internet of evil that nobody is above suspicion, not anyone is past damage, and nobody will see dying coming until eventually it has them cornered, helpless, and by myself.
By Maggie M. Larche
Secret, friendship, and a grand event.
Twelve-year-old Melanie is uninterested in her little sister and with yet one more Mardi Gras in her place of origin. but if she notices a mystery code equipped into the floats of a Mardi Gras parade, she realizes that lifestyles may have a few surprises left.
Melanie and her buddies trigger to wreck the Mardi Gras code. They chase clues in the course of the season's parades, sneak into forbidden go with the flow barns, or even subscribe to forces with the exciting boy who lives down the road.
But once they discover the ultimate clue, Melanie needs to make a decision how a lot she's keen to threat to profit the key of the Mardi Gras code. and she or he may perhaps locate that the answer to the riddle isn't the most important present of the chase...
By The Medieval Murderers
Within the spring of 1348, stories start arriving in England of toxic clouds speedy coming near near, that have beaten complete towns or even nations, with scarcely a individual left. whereas a few pray extra earnestly and reside but extra devoutly, others vow to take pleasure in themselves and blot out their last days in the world by way of ingesting and playing.
And then there are those that desire that God's wrath will be prevented by way of happening a pilgrimage. but when God used to be allowing his humans to be punished via this plague, then it absolutely might basically be simply because they'd dedicated bad sins?
So while a bunch of pilgrims are compelled to hunt safeguard at an lodge, their host means that the visitors may still inform their stories. He dares them to inform their tales of sin, in order that it could actually emerge which one is the best.That is, the worst ...
By Colin Dexter
Morse switched at the gramophone to ‘play’, and sought to change his brain clear of all of the terrestrial problems. occasionally, this manner, he nearly controlled to disregard. yet no longer tonight... Anne Scott’s deal with used to be scribbled on a crumpled observe within the pocket of Morse’s smartest swimsuit. He became the nook of Canal road, Jericho, at the afternoon of Wednesday, third October. He hadn’t deliberate a moment stopover at. yet he was once again later an analogous day – because the officer in control of a suicide investigation...
By Peter O'Donnell
This most up-to-date installment within the Modesty Blaise pulp-fiction sequence opens with Willie Garvin, Modesty's dependable lieutenant, rescuing a Hong Kong businessman from a purple chinese language prison. The thrills proceed whilst Willie is abducted by way of Sibyl Pray and held prisoner on the Hostel of Righteousness, the headquarters for delusional terrorist Dr. Thaddeus Pilgrim, at the Greek island of Kalivari. The plot thickens as Willie is brainwashed into believing that Modesty has been killed and that he needs to kill her murderer—a girl who seems precisely like Modesty. while Modesty reveals herself abducted and taken to Kalivari, she is compelled to struggle in lethal gladiatorial strive against opposed to Willie. Peppered with inventive twists of fortune, different and unique destinations, and a solid of fiendishly evil villains, this can be a vintage Modesty Blaise adventure.
By Kate Charles
Callie Anson Mysteries
Life will not be getting any more straightforward for curate Callie Anson, however it is easily getting extra attention-grabbing. Her dating with policeman Marco Lombardi is easily hotter. yet Callie faces specialist demanding situations.
Morag Hamilton, a brand new parishioner, is concerned approximately her granddaughter Alex - a lonely and remoted twelve-year-old with a work-obsessed father and a self-absorbed stepmother. in the meantime, Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is facing Rachel Norton, a pregnant younger girl with a lacking husband. Trevor Norton went out strolling alongside the Paddington canal and not back. Trevor's disappearance is probably not what it sort of feels.
Just whilst Neville thinks he's solved it, another person is going lacking: younger Alex Hamilton.
Kate Charles used to be born within the Midwest yet has lived in England for greater than twenty years. mystery Sins is her 10th novel and moment in her sequence that includes the Reverend Callie Anson.
By Nev Fountain
It’s the statement all its enthusiasts were awaiting! After seventeen lengthy years, they’re bringing again the technological know-how fiction television sequence ‘Vixens from the Void’; an intergalactic tale of area Bitches which used to be as 80s as Hair Gel, reside relief and the Brixton Riots. So it’s vivid lighting, solid instances and the excessive lifestyles for ex-script editor Mervyn Stone back! Or so he thought…
The it's because he's caught in a pub within the arse-end of the bottom of Cornwall, with out good tv channels, no crucial heating and a badger
in his mattress eludes him for the time being. His breakfasts odor of burning flesh, and
his underpants are beginning to coagulate. And to make concerns worse, an individual is attempting to kill him.
Is it the incompetent director who hates Mervyn from long ago? The mad fan
who desires the relaunch stopped in any respect expenses? The flaky formidable big name? The
executive manufacturer with ‘issues’? The conceited womanising actor? The writer
pretending to be anything he’s now not? The manufacturer with a to blame mystery? Mervyn is studying whatever vitally important. possibly the prior may still remain within the past…
‘As good as being an exceptional crime novel, Cursed between Sequels is a blissfully actual and humorous satire at the idiocies of television.’ - Simon Brett
By Patricia Reilly Giff
Twins Hunter and Zack have a small challenge to resolve: they need to store their city from a diabolical dentist who's making plans to blow it to smithereens. yet first they must carry a funeral for an incriminating record card prior to it breaks their mother's middle, disguise a cello that has been demolished, and continue their father from checking out what they did to his desktop. None of this can be going to be effortless with their busybody older sister, Linny, staring at their each stream; older brother, William, simply ready to get them in difficulty; five-year-old brother, Steadman, tailing them; and child Mary banging her spoon like a maniac so not anyone can imagine. ahead of the e-book is over, a classic aircraft, a scorching air balloon, and a borrowed hearth engine will all play elements within the unfolding secret. This novel is stuffed with whimsical characters, plenty of mischief, and lots of center.