Category: Crime

  • The Flatey Enigma

    By Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson

    Close to a abandoned island off the western coast of Iceland in 1960, the dawning of spring brings new existence for the neighborhood flora and fauna. yet for the physique chanced on through 3 seal hunters, iciness is an issue of permanence. After it truly is discovered to be a lacking Danish cryptographer, the resultant research uncovers a mysterious hyperlink among the researcher and a medieval manuscript often called The e-book of Flatey.

    Before lengthy one other physique is located at the tiny island. This time, within the historical Viking culture, the victim’s again has been mutilated with the so-called blood eagle. Kjartan, the district magistrate’s consultant despatched to enquire the crime, quickly reveals himself descending right into a darkish, risky global of old legends, symbolism, and mystery societies to discover a killer.

    Nominated for the celebrated Glass Key award for Nordic crime fiction, The Flatey Enigma will continue you guessing till Kjartan has cracked the code.
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  • An Instance of the Fingerpost

    By Iain Pears

    A countrywide bestseller and one in every of the New York Public Library's Books to recollect, An example of the Fingerpost is an exciting historic secret from Iain Pears.

    "It is 1663, and England is wracked with intrigue and civil strife. whilst an Oxford don is murdered, it sort of feels initially that the incident may have not anything to do with nice concerns of church and state....Yet, little is because it turns out during this gripping novel, which dramatizes the ways that witnesses can see an identical occasions but be mindful them falsely. each one of 4 narrators—a Venetian scientific pupil, a tender guy motive on proving his past due father blameless of treason, a cryptographer, and an archivist—fingers a special culprit...an erudite and interesting journey de force." —People

    Iain Pears's The Dream of Scipio and The Portrait also are to be had from Riverhead Books.
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  • Innocent Graves: An Inspector Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels)

    By Peter Robinson

    In New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning writer Peter Robinson’s magnificent mystery, Inspector Banks needs to clear up the grisly homicide of an attractive teenage lady from a privileged relations whereas uncovering the sordid lies that encompass a village made up our minds to maintain its secrets and techniques hidden.

    A physique is found in a graveyard—above flooring. it's the type of awful crime leader Inspector Alan Banks fled town to flee. however the homicide of a shiny youngster from a filthy rich, revered kinfolk isn't the finish of the nightmare. Lies, darkish secrets and techniques, and sinister clues swirl round this killing like leaves in an autumn wind, resulting in a shattering travesty of justice that might divide a suspicious group. but Banks needs to stay vigilant in his hunt—because while the satan is left unfastened to pursue his negative calling, extra blood would certainly flow.

    Electrifying and completely addictive, Innocent Graves is one among Peter Robinson’s so much chilling stories of suspense.

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  • The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery

    By Jim Harrison

    Rapturously got via critics and enthusiastically embraced via readers, The nice Leader is a captivating, blackly comedian tackle the detective tale that follows a retired detective in hilarious and impressive pursuit of a sinister cult leader.

    Detective Sunderson is at the verge of retirement whilst he starts to enquire a hedonistic cult that has arrange camp close to his domestic in Michigan’s top Peninsula. firstly, the self-declared nice chief turns out only a risk free oddball, yet as Sunderson and his not going sixteen-year-old sidekick dig deeper, they locate him extra clever and sinister than they learned. lately divorced and often pickled in alcohol, Sunderson tracks his quarry from the woods of Michigan to a city in Arizona, full of specialist and felony border-crossers, and directly to Nebraska the place the good Leader’s most up-to-date recruits have collected to glorify his questionable faith. yet Sunderson’s demons also are in pursuit of him.

    Rich with personality, unforeseen twists, and Harrison’s trademark wry wit, The nice Leader is without delay a gripping American odyssey and the poignant tale of a guy grappling with age, misplaced love, and his personal darker nature.
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  • Copycat (Deleu, Book 7)

    By Luc Deflo

    Op een slechtverlichte weg verliest Jozef Michiels de controle over het stuur. Zijn Toyota duikt de berm in, en als hij op zoek gaat naar hulp wordt hij aangereden door een dronken chauffeur en sterft ter plekke.
    Speciaal commissaris Fernand De Decker wordt opgeroepen. Hij haast zich naar de onheilsplek, waar hij beseft dat Cel five, in het leven geroepen om de 'vergeten kinderdossiers&resquo; van onder het stof te halen, voorbij wordt gesneld door het heden.
    Het blijkt het startschot van een waanzinnige race tegen de tijd.
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  • Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series)

    By Dennis Lehane

    “Powerful and uncooked, harrowing, and unsentimental.”

    Washington put up ebook World

     

    Chilling, thoroughly credible….[An] completely gripping story.”

    Chicago Tribune

     

    “Mr. Lehane promises gigantic time.”
    Wall road Journal

     

    In Gone, child, long gone, the grasp of the recent noir, New York Times bestselling writer Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), vividly captures the advanced good looks and darkness of working-class Boston. A gripping, deeply evocative mystery concerning the devastating secrets and techniques surrounding a bit lady misplaced, that includes the preferred detective staff of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Gone, child, long gone was the foundation for the seriously acclaimed movie directed by way of Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman.

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  • Be Cool: A Novel

    By Elmore Leonard

    Get Shorty’s Chili Palmer is again in Be Cool, a vintage novel of suspense from New York instances bestselling writer Elmore Leonard. yet this time it’s not more Mr. great Guy.

    After a break hit and a flop, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is seeking one other rating. Lunching with a list corporation govt, Chili's exploring a scorching new idea—until the exec, a former "associate" from Chili's Brooklyn days, will get whacked.

    Segue from genuine existence to reel existence. Chili's chanced on his plot. it is a slam-bang opener: the rubout of a checklist corporation tycoon. minimize to an formidable wannabe singer named Linda Moon. She has angle and a band. She's excellent. Zoom in to truth. Linda's supervisor thinks Chili's poaching and he is out to get even, with the aid of his switch-hitting Samoan bodyguard.

    But some other person beat them to the punch, as Chili discovers whilst he will get domestic and reveals a corpse at his table. someone made a mistake...

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  • The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen: Killing is a contact sport, my Friend

    By Salil Desai

    Past due one November evening, the mutilated corpse of a tender Finnish vacationer is located in a public backyard in Pune. It seems like a case of brutal rape and homicide, yet Senior Inspector Saralkar and PSI Motkar locate themselves probing additional delving deeper.

    Standing nearly clueless, aside from a unmarried white sandal discovered at the scene of the crime, the policemen duo commence trying to find suspects. issues get murkier whilst Saralkar's outdated pal and colleague, Inspector Patange, seeks his aid to set up the id of one other homicide sufferer - an previous guy came across by way of a wooded hillside at the outskirts of Pune. not just do the outdated man's stab accidents fit the injuries inflicted at the Finnish lady, yet he's additionally stumbled on donning the opposite white sandal. As Saralkar and Motkar fight to discover the hyperlink that connects the 2 murders, not anything is what it sort of feels. The rising fact turns out way more harmful and the cause way more weird and wonderful. Who murdered Sonia, and why? the reality will kick back you to the bone!
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  • Bad Things Happen

    By Harry Dolan

    "Witty, refined, suspenseful and unending fun..." -- The Washington Post 

    The guy who calls himself DAVID LOOGAN is hoping to flee a violent earlier through top a quiet, nameless existence in Ann Arbor, Michigan. yet his solitude is damaged whilst he reveals himself drawn right into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, writer of the secret journal Gray Streets -- and into an affair with Laura, Tom's modern blond spouse. while Tom deals him a task as an editor, Loogan sees no damage in accepting. What he does not notice is that the tales in Gray Streets are likely to stick to an easy formulation: Plans get it wrong. undesirable issues ensue. humans die.  

    ELIZABETH WAISHKEY is the main proficient detective within the Ann Arbor Police division. but if Tom Kristoll turns up useless, she does not be aware of rather what to make of David Loogan. Is he a killer, or an best friend who may help her locate the reality? As extra deaths begin mounting up -- a few of them echoing tales released within the journal -- it really is as much as Elizabeth to resolve either the murders and the secret of Loogan himself.
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  • Fatal Impact (Dr. Anya Crichton)

    By Kathryn Fox

    THE 7th CRIME NOVEL within the great ANYA CRICHTON sequence - a significant RIVAL TO PATRICIA CORNWELL'S DR KAY SCARPETTA.

    whilst forensic pathologist Dr Anya Crichton reveals a useless baby lined in blood and filled right into a toy field, her recommendations instantly flip to homicide. Then the publish mortem unearths that the woman died from a perilous bacterial an infection because of nutrients poisoning. yet does that suggest Anya can rule out foul play?
    Anya used to be in basic terms intended to be in Tasmania for a convention and to go to her mom, but if extra humans fall ill, together with her father's cousin, Anya turns into in detail inquisitive about the case. whilst, her mom - with whom Anya has continuously had a tough dating ever considering that her little sister Miriam went lacking thirty years in the past - is performing surprisingly, speaking approximately conspiracies and displaying vintage symptoms of dementia.
    As Anya offers together with her more and more paranoid mom, she is usually racing to find the resource of the deadly bacterial an infection. yet Anya's investigations into the close-knit Tasmanian agricultural group the place the tainted meals originated quickly positioned her in grave risk as somebody attempts to kill her. because the deaths pile up, Anya's seek leads her to an previous homicide case, and shortly it turns into transparent that her family is towards risk than ever sooner than. yet will Anya be ready to realize the reality in the back of the poisoning and unmask the killer in time to save lots of them, and herself?
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