Download E-books Death in a Cold Hard Light PDF

By Francine Mathews

Merry Folger is greater than prepared for a romantic holiday together with her fiancé Peter whilst fate--and her police leader father--intervenes. Twenty-one-year-old Jay Santorski by no means must have drowned within the frigid waters off the Nantucket shore. What was once the athlete, Harvard student, and part-time scalloper doing out on my own within the storm-churned bay?

At her father's insistence--and over Peter's objections--Merry returns to the island to enquire, in simple terms to be faced at each flip via fake leads and useless ends. And Police leader John Folger is in the back of too lots of those roadblocks. For the 1st time, Merry starts to consider she can't belief her lifelong position model--her personal father....

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Download E-books The Anatomy of Ghosts PDF

By Andrew Taylor

1786, Jerusalem university, Cambridge

The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumored to be haunting Jerusalem ever on the grounds that scholar Frank Oldershaw claimed to have noticeable the lifeless lady prowling the grounds and was once locked up as a result of his violent response to those disturbed visions.

Desperate to salvage her son's attractiveness, girl Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, writer of The Anatomy of Ghosts--a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion--to examine. yet his arrival in Cambridge disrupts an uneasy establishment as he glimpses an international of privilege and abuse, the place the sinister Holy Ghost membership governs lifestyles at Jerusalem extra successfully than the grasp, Dr. Carbury, ever could.

And while Holdsworth unearths himself haunted--not merely through the ghost of his useless spouse, Maria, but additionally via Elinor, the very-much-alive Master's wife--his destiny is sealed. He needs to locate Sylvia's assassin, otherwise the hauntings will proceed. and never one in all this bothered team will depart the claustrophobic confines of Jerusalem unchanged.

CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger winner Andrew Taylor returns with an exceptional historic novel that might at the same time hold the reader riveted, and enchant with its easy beauty.

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Download E-books While Other People Sleep (Sharon McCone, Book 19) PDF

By Marcia Muller

It starts off while Sharon McCone's acquaintance tells her that somebody used to be pretending to be the non-public eye at a celebration. Sharon investigates extra and discovers that the imposter has no qualms approximately blending company with intercourse. much more alarming, the fake McCone is cancelling Sharon's charge cards, invading her domestic, and making scary calls to kinfolk. but if Sharon is sort of arrested for against the law devoted by way of the imposter, the made up our minds P.I. pulls out the entire stops in her look for a legal hitting a long way too with reference to domestic.

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Download E-books Green Ice PDF

By Raoul Whitfield

On writer Raoul Whitfield, from Wikipedia: Whitfield was once born in big apple in 1896. He spent a part of his youth within the Philippines together with his father, the civil servant William H. Whitfield. In 1916, Whitfield fell unwell and used to be again to the U. S. for therapy. After recuperating, Whitfield travelled to Hollywood and labored as a silent-film actor. Later, he joined the U. S. Air strength and served within the Flying Cadets within the final months of global battle I. Whitfield started writing for pulp magazines in 1924, and primary seemed in Black masks in 1926. Black masks might turn into Whitfield's major marketplace; the magazine's editor Joseph Shaw defined Whitfield as a "hard, sufferer, decided worker". Whitfield turned top identified within the journal for his tales approximately Jo Gar, a Filipino detective. those tales, set within the cosmopolitan boiling pot of inter-war Manila, have been released jointly in 2002 as Jo Gar's Casebook. Whitfield befriended Dashiell Hammett in the course of his tenure at the journal. as well as Black masks, Whitfield additionally wrote fiction for experience, Air Trails, struggle tales, conflict tales, Blue ebook, Everybody's journal, Boys' lifestyles and Breezy tales. Whitfield's debut novel, eco-friendly Ice, used to be released in 1930. within the big apple night put up, Hammett praised eco-friendly Ice: "Here are 280 pages of bare motion pounded into tricky compactness by means of staccato, hammer-like writing". Whitfield ceased writing fiction and moved to Hollywood within the overdue Thirties. even supposing he was once quite filthy rich, through the Nineteen Forties he had misplaced so much of his cash. Later, Whitfield reduced in size tuberculosis and needed to be hospitalized. He died from the affliction in January 1945.

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Download E-books Critical Mass PDF

By Steve Martini

Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter existence within the San Juan Islands of Washington country. Joss has no major consumers except a gaggle of advertisement fisherman being affected by a wierd and severe disorder, a that medical professionals can't diagnose, and which Joss believes has an business reason. Then into her workplace comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled consumer looking for a attorney to aid him manage a enterprise within the islands. inside of days Belden is subpoenaed to seem prior to a federal grand jury. lower than an hour after attesting, and prior to Joss can detect what occurred within the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his drift airplane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission specialist and a student in place of abode on the middle for Nonproliferation stories in Monterey, California. one among his tasks is to replace the Center's database, an in depth catalog directory fissionable fabrics and guns of mass destruction. Gideon is bothered by means of the obvious failure to account for 2 small tactical nuclear units lacking from a garage facility within the former Soviet Union.The guns have been final visible in packing crates, to be shipped to an American corporation known as Belden Electronics. Gideon has been not able to find this enterprise, and now he's left with just one attainable lead, the legal professional who integrated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with stress and suspense, Critical Mass is Steve Martini at his electrifying most sensible. it truly is the tale of what can take place in an international the place inner most hate and public apathy mix to uncork the drowsing yet lethal genie of nuclear terror.

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Download E-books The Ivory Grin (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) PDF

A hard-faced girl clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to trace down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewellery. Archer can inform he is being fed a line, yet interest will get the higher of him and he accepts the case. He tracks the wayward maid to a ramshackle inn in a seedy, run-down small city, yet unearths her lifeless in her tiny room, together with her throat slit from ear to ear. Archer digs deeper into the case and discovers an internet of deceit and intrigue, with crazed number-runners from Detroit, stunning triple-crossing molls, and a golden-boy transport inheritor who’s long past mysteriously lacking.

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Download E-books The Assassin's Touch (Sano Ichiro, Book 10) PDF

By Laura Joh Rowland

It's a misplaced artwork, handed down via the ancients in nice secrecy: Dim-mak. it really is loss of life, by way of the lightest contact of a finger. Sano Ichiro, tenuous within the new regime because the shogun’s second-in-command, doesn't have the luxurious of skepticism?another senior respectable is useless, a fingerprint frivolously glazed into his skin.
 
Sano’s spouse Reiko has an research of her personal: a gorgeous, proud, and hopelessly terrible lady has confessed to murdering her kinfolk. but the items don't healthy, and as Reiko appears deeper into the woman’s existence as a hinin?a ethical outcast, refrained from by means of the world?inexplicable connections look among her research and Sano’s.
 
As Reiko’s questions spiral her additional into the squalor of existence as a hinin, Sano and Hirata?his such a lot dependable samurai?pursure their prey, uncovering an complex tapestry of betrayal woven into the top degrees of the hot regime. yet they're no fit for the one that has mastered dim-mak, a warrior who will strike all those that pass him or his path--even Reiko.  “Elegantly advised and interspersed with scrumptious bits of history” (Kirkus Reviews), Laura Joh Rowland's The Assassin's contact is a secret you won't are looking to pass over.

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Download E-books Spiced To Death: A Culinary Mystery (Culinary Mysteries) PDF

By Peter King

The gourmand Detective: he is received a present for foodstuff, a style for adventure-and a nostril for nabbing a killer.

Critics hailed Peter King's debut novel, The connoisseur Detective, the first in a scrumptious secret sequence that includes the gourmand Detective-a chef-turned-culinary-sleuth.

Now, in his moment day trip, the connoisseur Detective is on his manner from London to ny to authenticate Ko-Feng-an pricey spice, misplaced for hundreds of years, and lauded for its style and purported features as an aphrodisiac. but if the Ko-Feng disappears lower than his nose-and a culinary colleague turns up dead-the gourmand Detective turns into the leading suspect in a case extra slippery than Oysters Rockefeller. As he chefs up a scheme to discover the killer, the connoisseur Detective embarks on a mouth-watering romp during the ethnic eateries of latest York urban, tasting his strategy to ultimate justice.

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Download E-books The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) PDF

By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks… together with The relocating Finger, which issues omit Marple to a small city and its shameful secrets and techniques, and to a so much suspicious “suicide.”

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By Julie Campbell

Di Lynch’s Uncle Monty has invited Trixie, Honey, and the remainder of the Bob-Whites to his Arizona dude ranch for wintry weather holiday. there'll be plenty to do—horseback driving, swimming, festivals—but Trixie is hoping for an task that isn’t at the ordinary checklist. She wishes one other secret.

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