Category: Murder

  • Murder and the Wanton Bride (Michael Shayne, Book 30)

    By Brett Halliday

    She used to be long-legged, full-breasted and slim-waisted. She was once an excessive amount of girl to sit down round each day, consuming gin and bored to hell-and-gone, cooped up in a small city, married to a small-time banker.

    So might be she determined to focus on it.

    Or perhaps a person determined to do whatever for her.

    Maybe Belle Carson was once why Walter Carson used to be so without notice lifeless.
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  • Dick Francis's Gamble

    By Felix Francis

    One of many youngest winners of the Grand nationwide, Nick “Foxy” Foxton suffered a near-fatal damage that minimize brief his occupation. Years later, he’s out for an afternoon on the Grand nationwide races whilst his colleague, Herb Kovack, is shot at point-blank variety correct in entrance of him. just like the police, Nick is baffled: Why could somebody kill such an it sounds as if light soul?

    Then Nick unearths a threatening observe within the useless man’s coat, and he starts off to doubt how good he relatively knew his buddy. And on studying that Herb named him beneficiary in his will, Nick wonders why he’s been entrusted with the legacy. is that this a beneficiant present from a chum, or is it, actually, a poisoned chalice?
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  • Dating Dead Men: A Novel

    By Harley Jane Kozak

    La greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is courting 40 males in sixty days as examine for a radio speak convey host's upcoming booklet, How to prevent Getting Dumped the entire Time. Wollie is assembly lots of eligible bachelors yet no longer falling in love, now not till she stumbles over a useless physique en path to Rio Pescado--a state-run psychological hospital--and is momentarily taken hostage by means of a charismatic "doctor" who's at the run from the Mob. Wollie fears that her cherished brother, a paranoid schizophrenic residing at Rio Pescado, is excited about the homicide, so instead of visit the specialists, she comes to a decision to unravel the crime on her personal. As she meets up with an array of small-time crooks and swaggering mobsters merely just a little extra sinister than the lads she’s been relationship, Wollie realizes that "getting dumped" is the least of her difficulties. discovering real love, she discovers, occasionally skill studying the right way to steer clear of getting killed . . .

    Dating useless males will continue readers guessing until eventually the ultimate bullet is shot--and cheering for the impossible to resist Wollie as she makes her manner out of misunderstanding and into the welcoming embody of Mr. correct.
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  • Maigret and the Fortuneteller

    By Georges Simenon

    Guided via his instinct and his precise expertise for placing himself in different people's footwear, Inspector Maigret plows via a not easy maze of doubtless unconnected suspects and basically the main fragmentary clues to discover the assassin of fortuneteller Mademoiselle Jeanne.
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  • Mint Julep Murder (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 9)

    By Carolyn Hart

    Considered one of America's so much loved secret writers, Carolyn G. Hart, the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning writer, returns to her unique mystery
    series that includes Annie Darling, proprietor of the loss of life on call for book place, and her husband, Max, with Mint Julep Murder.

    Normally, Annie Laurence Darling will be eagerly expecting her journey to move Island, the place this year's Dixie booklet competition is being held. yet this 12 months Annie has agreed to be the writer liaison to 5 authors commemorated with the much-coveted Dixie e-book competition Medallions, and she or he fears she will have her arms complete juggling murderous egos. What Annie does not expect is the premature dying of bold Mint Julep Press writer Kenneth Hazlitt. Hazlitt arrives on the pageant peddling a suggestion for tune of the South, a trashy roman  clef that information the indiscretions of a few recognized Southern authors at a writers' conference--writers who greater than resemble the Dixie pageant Medallion winners. whilst Hazlitt drops lifeless after ingesting a success of bourbon from his inner most inventory, the facts issues to Annie--the deadly glass is imprinted along with her fingerprints. As a growing number of proof issues her manner, Annie and Max needs to act quick to trap a wily killer...before the police throw the booklet at Annie!
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  • Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (THOMAS CHALONER)

    By Susanna Gregory

    In the summertime of 1358 the health care professional Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to profit that his liked sister is in mourning after the unforeseen dying of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. acutely aware that his son has no real interest in the material exchange that made his fortune and acceptance, Oswald has left the company to his widow, yet a spate of burglaries within the city distracts Matthew from helping Edith in her grief and trying to continue the peace among her and her wayward son.

    As good because the robbery of irreplaceable goods from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a brand new starting place, Winwick corridor, is inflicting consternation among Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient guy made up our minds that his identify will grace the University's such a lot prestigious collage. He has used his wealth to hurry the development of the corridor, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild based by way of Stanmore, so as to achieve the aid of Cambridge's so much influential electorate on Winwick's behalf.

    A ideal typhoon among the older institutions and the brash novices is brewing while the homicide of a number one member of the Guild is quickly through the loss of life of 1 of Winwick's senior Fellows. aiding Brother Michael in investigating those fatalities leads Matthew right into a internet of suspicion, the place conspiracy theories are rife yet proof are scarce and the place the strain from the issues of his collage and his relatives units him on a direction which can endanger his personal future...
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  • Maigret and the Informer

    By Georges Simenon

    Maurice Marcia, the ex-gangster proprietor of the trendy eating place at the Rue Fontaine, The Sardine, is located murdered within the road Junot, it appears killed in different places. He'd left his eating place through the overdue night, after receiving a cell name. Inspector Louis, who understands the ninth arrondissement good, has got a competent tip, through an nameless cell name, that Manuel Mori was once the killer. He and his brother, Jo Mori, are suspected of being at the back of the château gang, who've been doing a chain of burglaries of unoccupied villas. Marcia's spouse of four years, Line Marcia, 30 years more youthful than him, turns out the best bereaved widow, yet quickly it sounds as if she is admittedly Manuel Mori's mistress. M confronts Manuel Mori, and learns the identification of the informer, a Montmartre personality known as the Flea, as a result of his measurement. He has long past into hiding, or even his female friend doesn't recognize the place. M travels south, to Bandol, for Marcia's funeral, and confronts Line and Manuel in her villa. again in Paris, M eventually locates the Flea, and arrests Line, Manuel, and Manuel's brother, Jo. In M's workplace, the Flea admits that Manuel had paid him to name Marcia, constructing the placement for the killing. Line were no less than an partner, and Jo Mori had helped to force the physique away to be dumped within the street Junot. (

    One of the world’s so much winning crime writers, Georges Simenon has overjoyed secret fanatics world wide considering that 1931 together with his matchless production Inspector Maigret.
    A out of the ordinary writer and his extra special personality Georges Simenon used to be via many criteria the main profitable writer of the twentieth century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and recognized, ranks basically after Sherlock Holmes because the world's most sensible recognized fictional detective. there's not anything general in regards to the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are not like the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are usually much less important to our curiosity than Maigret's trip during the discovery of the forged of characters... in the direction of an figuring out of guy. Simenon stated he used to be keen about a look for the "naked man" — guy with out his cultural protecting colour, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
    Although so much of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it was once initially written in French. Simenon used to be born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris was once "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he was once 'an international,' an international visitor who moved frequently and lived for a few years in France, the U.S., and Switzerland.
    Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking nations, many of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French in addition. in contrast to his personal books in spite of the fact that, lots of those have by no means been to be had in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of hundreds and hundreds of books — from which greater than 50 movies were made, in addition to 1000's of tv episodes — there's a lot to gather, to ascertain, to exhibit and talk about. (
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