By Dick Francis, Felix Francis
From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason-a protection barrister whose actual ardour is driving his Thoroughbred. Mason's lives collide while a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers to not become involved. yet quickly he's torn among doing what is right-and what's going to retain him alive.
By Dorothy L. Sayers
Lord Peter Wimsey involves the trial of Harriet Vane for a glimpse at probably the most attractive homicide circumstances London has visible in years. regrettably for the detective, the crime’s info are distractingly salacious, and there's little question that the girl can be came upon accountable. a marginally renowned secret novelist, she stands accused of poisoning her fiancé, a literary writer and recognized recommend of loose love. Over the process a number of weeks, she got strychnine, prussic acid, and arsenic, and whilst her lover died the police came upon sufficient poison in his veins to kill a horse. yet as Lord Peter watches Harriet within the dock, he starts to doubt her guilt—and to fall in love.
As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to turn out her innocence, hoping that for the first time in his existence, love will overcome death.
Strong Poison is the sixth publication within the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, yet you'll benefit from the sequence by means of interpreting the books in any order.
This booklet positive factors an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers together with infrequent photographs from the Marion E. Wade heart at Wheaton College.
As boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, dwelling in shabby genteel Edinburgh, locate themselves in an unlimited and intricate global on the middle of the British Empire. Years later—one being affected by his identification in an international antagonistic to his ancestry, the opposite developing the world’s most renowned detective whereas in love with a girl who's now not his wife–their fates turn into inextricably connected.
In Arthur & George, Julian Barnes explores the grand tapestry of late-Victorian Britain to create his so much fascinating and engrossing novel but.
By Monica Ferris
Proprietor of the Crewel global needlework store and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire needs to aid transparent Jan Henderson's identify while her filthy rich aunt is located useless, courtesy of a double-zero knitting needle. like the type Jan knits with. And an embroidered map of Lake Minnetonka, chanced on one of the aunt's results, may lead Betsy to a buried treasure-or to a mystery that somebody may kill to maintain buried.
By Clayton Rawson
Trapped in a useless man’s place of work, Don Diavolo plans his maximum get away.
This assortment brings jointly adventures with Don Diavolo, the Scarlet Wizard. the 1st opens in his machinist’s workshop, the place Diavolo perfects his most up-to-date feat: the break out from the Double Crystal Water Casket. the lads lurking outdoors haven't any curiosity within the magician’s secrets and techniques - they're detectives, tailing him on behalf of the police inspector. Giving them the slip is not any hassle, however it proves a mistake, for Diavolo is ready to be implicated in a homicide. Diavolo is blackjacked once he walks throughout the circus owner’s door, awaking simply in time to be stumbled on status over the corpse. To turn out his innocence, the Scarlet Wizard needs to get away a capture extra crafty than any crystal casket.
His subsequent event starts off whilst an explorer lands at los angeles Guardia airport, strolling back from India with a mystery for which many males will die. earlier than Don Diavolo can unmask the killer, he needs to release the confusing puzzle of the vanishing corpse.
By Robert Ludlum
Struggle hero and notorious girls’ guy basic MacKenzie Hawkins is a residing legend. His existence tale has even been bought to Hollywood. yet now he stands accused of defacing a old monument in China’s Forbidden urban. lower than apartment arrest in Peking with a case opposed to him pending in Washington, this seems like the top of Mac’s illustrious occupation. yet he has a plan of his personal: kidnap the Pope. What’s the ransom? only one American dollar—for each Catholic within the world. upload to the combination a slew of shady “investors,” Mac’s 4 persuasive, well-endowed ex-wives, and a tender attorney and fellow soldier who desires not anything greater than to come to personal existence, and readers have of their palms one relentlessly irreverent page-turner.
Praise for Robert Ludlum
“Don’t ever commence a [Robert] Ludlum novel in case you have to visit paintings the subsequent day.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Ludlum stuffs extra surprises into his novels than the other six-pack of mystery writers combined.”—The ny Times
By Carolyn Keene
Youngster detective Nancy Drew is going on an African safari with Ned's university and turns into concerned with a kidnapping baboon, gem thieves, and woodcarvers. Nancy learns a Swahili lullaby that is helping her establish the lacking brother of an African people singer.
Criminal attorney and bestselling secret writer Erle Stanley Gardner wrote approximately one hundred fifty novels that experience bought three hundred million copies around the globe. Now, the yankee Bar organization is bringing again his most renowned and enduring novels―featuring legal safeguard attorney and sleuth Perry Mason―in remarkable exchange paperback variations.
Arthur Cartwright insists on seeing Perry Mason approximately his neighbor's continuously howling puppy. while Mason will get a district legal professional to factor a caution to the neighbor, Clinton Foley, Foley claims that Cartwright is insane. Mason approximately begins to think him whilst Cartwright attracts up a will leaving every little thing to Foley's spouse. that is why he will pay a trip to Clinton Foley's apartment, the place he reveals a lacking spouse, a poisoned puppy, and a corpse.
By Marta Perry
Did a sweet-faced Amish teen brutally homicide a tender lady? to avoid wasting her occupation, big-city legal professional Jessica Langdon is set to guard him—against the community's sour or even violent outrage. but with no an knowing of Amish tradition, Jessica needs to depend upon smug businessman Trey Morgan, who has ties to the Amish group… and believes within the boy's guilt.
Jessica has threats coming from each side: 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 whilst Jessica fears she's put her belief within the fallacious guy, Trey saves her lifestyles. And now they need to either succeed in right into a risky previous to guard everyone's future—including their own.
By Edward Marston
Marmion and Keedy go back for a 3rd time within the acclaimed domestic entrance Detective sequence. As hundreds of thousands of Brits are combating at the entrance Line, a brand new breed of ladies emerges to carry the house entrance jointly. Fiercely autonomous and fiery-spirited, those girls are a raucous crew of munition staff, or ‘munitionettes’. The ‘canaries’, so-called as a result of their chemically-stained yellow faces, choose to have a good time chief Florrie Duncan’s birthday yet their frolics are quickly lower brief whilst all yet one are killed in a startling explosion. With 5 instances the sufferers there are 5 occasions the potential motivations for the assassin, and Marmion and Keedy definitely discover a few awesome clues. Grappling with this complicated homicide secret comprises marital disorder, failed bomb plots and a really aggressive women’s soccer staff…