By M.C. Beaton
"Pure bliss." Atlanta magazine & Constitution
A Hamish Macbeth secret through the writer of "Death of a Hussy."
With a chilly in his head and no position to move for Christmas, Hamish snaps up the invitation of drop-dead attractive Jane Wetherby to spend the vacation at her Scottish island future health farm -- and determine who's attempting to kill her.
When Hamish arrives at the island of Eileencraig, he reveals threatening locals and fellow visitors slightly extra civil, specifically a bad snob named Heather Todd. it kind of feels like each person at the island has a grudge opposed to Jane. how one can decide on between such a lot of suspects?
But then one suspect is eradicated. Heather Todd is murdered. And unexpectedly Hamish's Christmas is asking very black certainly . . .
By Mario Puzo
While Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was once first released in 1969, critics hailed it as one of many maximum novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, hugely entertaining." due to the fact that then, The Godfather has long gone directly to develop into part of America's nationwide tradition, in addition to a trilogy of landmark movies. Now, during this newly-repackaged thirtieth Anniversary variation, readers outdated and new can event this undying story of crime for themselves.From the lavish commencing scene the place Don Corleone entertains site visitors and conducts company at his daughter's wedding...to his son, Michael, who takes his father's position to struggle for his family...to the bloody climax the place all kinfolk enterprise is completed, The Godfather is an epic tale of kinfolk, loyalty, and the way "men of honor" dwell of their personal global, and die by means of their very own legislation.
By Chris Kuzneski
From the mountains of Bavaria to the key tunnels lower than King Ludwig II's castles, nobody is secure once they look for the key Crown.
Hidden one of the crates in a lately came upon global conflict II bunker are records stamped with an problematic black swan, the insignia of the murdered King Ludwig II. in line with legend, Ludwig stockpiled a huge treasure within the years earlier than his demise, a cache of gold and jewels that will finance the development of the most important citadel of all time. yet within the years on account that his demise, nobody has stumbled on any facts that Ludwig had hidden whatever. till now.
Jonathon Payne and David Jones are pulled into the secret through a colleague of theirs, a former provide sergeant within the U.S. army who asks them to enquire. they comply with support and fast locate themselves in a life-or-death fight to discover the reality approximately Ludwig's homicide and his legendary treasure.
By Charlotte Carter
Of Jackson Park, the 1st cook dinner County secret that includes an unconventional trio of sleuths, Margo Jefferson of the recent York Times stated, “Charlotte Carter blends highway savvy with wry urbanity and gives you a very glossy big-city crime tale.” Now Carter returns with one other suspenseful novel that brings the black adventure to vibrant existence in the course of the most turbulent instances in American history.
It is December 1968. within the wake of assassinations and the violence of the Democratic conference in Chicago, “Summer of affection” idealism has disintegrated into suspicion and disillusion. at the city’s North aspect, twentyishCassandra Perry longs to be autonomous. She leaves the overprotective embody of her granduncle and grandaunt, Woody ans Ivy Lisle, and strikes right into a multiracial commune devoted to brotherhood and simply reasons. yet Cassandra’s look for identification plunges her into the darkish part of peace, love, and limitless freedom–even sooner than she discovers the brutally violated our bodies of the commune’s such a lot charismatic activist couple.
As Cassandra investigates with the aid of Woody and Ivy, she starts to determine a few friends–especially certainly one of her dearest–in a irritating, lethal mild. but if the 3 novice sleuths run afoul of a police cover-up with explosive political ramifications, they face a determined enemy decided to bury the–along with the reality.
By David Kushner
From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a customary contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and different prime magazines, Alligator sweet is a said memoir approximately family members, survival, and the unwavering strength of love.
David Kushner grew up within the early Nineteen Seventies within the Florida suburbs. It used to be while young ones nonetheless ran loose, using motorcycles and disappearing into the close by woods for hours at a time. One morning in 1973, besides the fact that, every little thing replaced. David’s older brother Jon biked during the woodland to the benefit shop for sweet, and not returned.
Every existence has a defining second, a unmarried act that charts the path we take and determines who we turn into. For Kushner, it used to be Jon’s disappearance—a tragedy that surprised his family members and the group at huge. many years later, now a grown guy with young ones of his personal, Kushner stumbled on himself unhappy together with his personal stories and made up our minds to revisit the episode a special approach: throughout the eyes of a reporter. His research introduced him again to the areas and folks he as soon as knew and slowly made him notice simply how a lot his earlier had affected his current. After sifting via enormous quantities of records and stories, engaging in dozens of interviews, and poring over quite a few firsthand money owed, he has produced a robust and encouraging tale of loss, perseverance, and reminiscence. Alligator sweet is searing and unforgettable.
By William Shaw
London, 1968: The physique of a teenage lady is located simply steps clear of the Beatles' Abbey street recording studio.
The police are known as to a residential road in St John's wooden the place an unidentified younger girl has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she might be one of many many Beatles enthusiasts who usually camp open air Abbey street Studios. together with his acceptance tarnished via an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is often Breen's final probability to turn out he is as much as the job.
Breen is of the iteration for whom attaining maturity intended becoming one's mom and dad and accepting one's position on the earth. however the global round him is altering past reputation. not anything illustrates the shift greater than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious younger policewoman aiding him with the case. jointly they navigate an international on part, the place conservative culture provides option to scary new freedoms--and troubling new crimes.
By Ian Rankin
At evening the summer season sky remains mild over Edinburgh. yet in a shadowy, crumbling housing improvement, a junkie lies useless of an overdose, his bruised physique surrounded through symptoms of Satanic worship. John Rebus may possibly name the demise and accident--but will not. in its place, he tracks down a violent-tempered younger girl who knew the lifeless boy and heard him cry out his terrifying final phrases: "Hide! Hide!" Now, with the aid of a brilliant, conflicted younger detective, Rebus is following the lady via a brutal global of undesirable bargains, undesirable dope and undesirable corporation. From a stunning city's darkest facet to the non-public sanctums of the higher crust, Rebus is looking for the appropriate hiding position for a killer, in Hide and Seek, the second one novel within the sequence from Ian Rankin.
By Jeffery Deaver
5 toes inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic mind's eye, twenty-year-old Rune hasn't been in big apple for extraordinarily lengthy. yet she's artful adequate to have came upon a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video shop task that feeds her ardour for outdated videos. it is a ardour she stocks together with her favourite consumer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely previous guy who rents an analogous video repeatedly. The flick is a noir vintage in response to a real-life unsolved financial institution heist and 1000000 lacking money. it truly is referred to as Manhattan Is My Beat.
That's the tape Rune is deciding on up from Mr. Kelly's shabby residence while she reveals him shot to dying. The police suspect a theft long past mistaken, yet Rune is sure the most important to fixing the homicide is hidden someplace within the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's cherished motion picture. yet as Rune hits the suggest streets of recent York to discover solutions, she will get stuck up in a perilous event extra chilling than something Hollywood may possibly dream up. As her tale attracts to its terrifying end, Rune's ultimate close-up may perhaps comprise the killer of a co-star.
By Val McDermid
Kate Brannigan is having a nasty weekend, her boyfriend's demise discover is within the newspaper, her plans to catch a staff of heartless fraudsters are in disarray, and a Celtic neo-punk band wish her to rescue them from saboteurs. as though that may not sufficient, Kate's enterprise associate desires her to shop for him out so he can to migrate to Australia, and personal Eyes with ideas by no means have that sort of money. Kate cannot even cry on her top friend's shoulder, for Alexis has concerns of her personal. Confronting betrayal and greed, Kate fights to avoid wasting her livelihood and her existence.