By Sue Ann Jaffarian
Too enormous to miss--that's Odelia gray. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized girl who makes no excuses for her weight, she's no longer tremendous girl only a mere mortal status at the precipice of menopause, attempting to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles along with her relationships, her loopy relations, and her crazier boss. after which there''s her knack for being in shut proximity to useless humans . . . .
When her shut good friend Sophie London commits suicide in entrance of a web web-cam by way of placing a gun in her mouth and pulling the set off, Odelia's existence is modified endlessly. Sophie, a plus-sized activist and suggestion to imperfect girls, is the final individual someone may ever have anticipated to finish her personal existence. Suspecting foul play, Odelia is decided to resolve her friend's loss of life. Odelia's look for the reality takes her from southern California strip shops to the area of reside web-cam porn to the ritzy enclave of Corona del Mar.
"I'd wish to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia, a plus-size fat-liberationist with a good-looking wheelchair-bound lover. Odelia...does now not hesitate to provide justice a small, well-plotted ahead shove at each opportunity."―The manhattan Times
"[Odelia] is an exciting personality, a real counter opposed to stereotype, who demonstrates that existence will be strong, even in a global the place skinny is usually in."―Booklist
"With a solid of numerous characters, an interesting plot, and a reputable heroine, this can be an relaxing read." ―Mystery Scene
"Plus-size studying pleasure--try this one on!"―Lee baby, New York Times bestselling author
By John Lawrence Reynolds
"I’d quite snicker in undesirable style than cry in reliable taste."
That’s how Josie Marshall offers with the demise of her detective husband, Gabe, chanced on bare outdoors their domestic at the seashore with a bullet in his mind. everybody calls it suicide. Josie understands it isn’t . . . yet fears it may be. in spite of everything, she had supplied Gabe with a intent. The clues are so robust that even Josie starts off to think Gabe shot himself. but if a bad slaying happens actually at her ft, she is familiar with Gabe was once murdered, and her selection to end up it includes her towards darkish corners of the seashore strip and exposes the darker aspects of its citizens. heading off her fears with humour and outrage, she encounters a drug-crazed drifter, an organized-crime boss with romance on his brain, a girl with a murderous previous and a pervert who’s been frequenting her backyard shed. while an opportunity comment leads Josie to the miraculous fact of Gabe’s loss of life, her tale takes a stunning flip that not anyone may have visible coming.
By Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is the main commonly released writer of all time along with her works outsold merely via Shakespeare and the Bible. She is looked via generations of lovers because the maximum secret author ever, and her novels are learn and loved the area over.
Clarissa, the younger spouse of a overseas workplace Diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her extra critical acquaintances and for taking part in a video game she calls "supposing" - imagining a tricky scenario and knowing how humans might reply. yet Clarissa's lighthearted online game turns into lethal severe while she discovers the useless physique of an unknown individual in her personal drawing room. If that wasn't undesirable sufficient, her husband is at the approach domestic with an immense overseas baby-kisser and the attendant scandal of the lifeless physique might irrevocably harm his occupation at least. as a result, Clarissa makes a decision to cast off the physique and persuades her 3 houseguests to assist.
But earlier than she will get the physique off the premises, a policeman arrives at her entrance door. The police obtained an nameless tip a couple of homicide in the home and feature proven as much as examine. Now Clarissa needs to preserve the physique hidden, persuade the skeptical police inspector that there was no homicide, and, meanwhile, discover who has been murdered, why, and what the physique is doing in her house.
By Robert Thorogood
An unique tale from the author and author of the hit BBC One television sequence, dying in Paradise, that includes on-screen favorite detective, DI Richard Poole.
Supermodel Polly Carter used to be famed for her appears and party-girl way of life. Now she's lifeless, it sounds as if having thrown herself from the clifftop close to her domestic at the island of Saint-Marie. those that knew her say Polly could by no means have killed herself... and while he's known as in to enquire, DI Richard Poole is susceptible to agree there's extra to Polly's demise than meets the eye.
Already combating a wasting conflict opposed to the serious summer season warmth of the Caribbean, Richard now faces clean adversaries: a movement of alibis; a number of conflicting reasons; and, worst of all, a trip from his mom. A frenzy which might definitely let a assassin to slide away unnoticed... but Richard is sure that the in charge celebration continues to be at the island.
As his staff closes in on Polly's family, Richard turns into confident that the model's dying was once an within activity. And he's made up our minds to turn out who deliberate the killing of Polly Carter, and why...
PRAISE FOR ROBERT THOROGOOD
'Very humorous and darkish with nice speed. i like Robert Thorogood's writing'
'This moment demise IN PARADISE NOVEL is a gem'
'Deftly wonderful ... satisfyingly pushes the entire considered necessary Agatha Christie-style buttons'
Barry Forshaw, THE INDEPENDENT
'For fanatics of Agatha Christie'
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'This brilliantly crafted, highly stress-free and certainly goosebump-inducing novel is an utter satisfaction from begin to finish'
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By Jessica Beck
From big apple instances Bestseller Jessica Beck, Donut secret #13! while Suzanne’s boyfriend, Jake, is shot within the line of accountability, he involves April Springs to get better. the one challenge is the that the guy Jake was once attempting to trap has a accomplice, a really undesirable guy now purpose on looking revenge. upload one other villain coming back from Suzanne’s personal previous into the combination, and the donut store owner’s usually tranquil international is all of sudden became the wrong way up.
By M. C. Beaton
If merely the bossy, cherished Agatha Raisin have been as fortunate at discovering the perfect guy as she is at catching killers in M. C. Beaton's New York occasions bestselling secret series
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of everyone's favourite sleuth, M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is as feisty as ever-armed along with her well-known wit and biting humorousness. This time, although, there is a few biting of an entire different kind occurring. Agatha has fallen madly in love-again. This time, she has her eye at the neighborhood gardener, George Marston, yet so do different girls of their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly made up our minds, Agatha will do something to get her man-including footing the invoice for a charity ball only for the opportunity to bop with him. after which George does not even appear. in simple terms in part deterred, Agatha is going trying to find him, and reveals his useless physique in a compost heap. homicide is well afoot, yet this killer selected no traditional weapon: a toxic snake introduced the deadly strike.
Rising to the celebration, Agatha rallies her little detective business enterprise to discover the killer, in basic terms to benefit that George had particularly a classy love lifestyles. yet murderously complex? good, if she cannot have George, no less than Agatha could have the delight of confronting the opposite girls and fixing the crime. With Hiss & Hers,once back, "M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village secret" (The ny occasions e-book Review) within the impossible to resist adventures of the irrepressible Agatha.
By Charles Todd
The nice struggle by no means relinquished its carry on Scotland backyard Inspector Ian Rutledge, leaving him haunted and remoted, not able to overlook. within the spring of 1920, he is dispatched to Berkshire to discover a lacking guy whose struggle paintings is so mystery even Rutledge can't be aware of its actual nature. in the meantime, miles away, an unidentified physique has been chanced on within the ruins of a Yorkshire abbey, clothed in a monk's gown and donning a fuel mask.
In the shadow of an exceptional white horse lower into the chalk hillside—where cottages as soon as equipped to accommodate the in poor health and untouchable now protect outcasts like himself—Rutledge needs to extract a poor fact from those that conceal from the earlier. For dying is rarely really complete with a person, least of all of the males who fought within the bloody trenches of France.
By Andy McDermott
A RUMOR OF RICHES. A MAZE OF homicide. AND THE WORLD’S most deadly, SOUGHT-AFTER PRIZE.
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase own remarkable items of an old puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South the USA. within a typhoon of political and drug struggle, Nina is getting with reference to one in all history’s maximum secrets and techniques: the legendary golden urban of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils one other, Nina realizes mythical Incan chief made a care for his Spanish captors—and concealed ceaselessly the real El Dorado. Now, Nina and Eddie face a maze of dying traps and betrayals, together with one who reaches into Eddie’s previous in Afghanistan, even into his circle of relatives in England. in the back of a waterfall in Peru is an unfound ask yourself of the realm. And to get there, Nina and Eddie can have to sacrifice every thing: their associates, their love for each other, even their lives.
By Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the vintage ghost tale, released for the 1st time as a standalone
A canny younger girl is suffering to outlive by means of perpetrating numerous degrees of quite often risk free fraud. On a wet April morning, she is analyzing auras at non secular arms while Susan Burke walks in. A prepared observer of human habit, our unnamed narrator instantly diagnoses appealing, wealthy Susan as an unsatisfied lady desirous to supply her stunning lifestyles a drama injection. besides the fact that, while the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian domestic that has been the resource of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she won't need to fake to think in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t aid concerns together with his nerve-racking demeanour and grisly mind's eye. the 3 are quickly locked in a chilling conflict to find the place the evil really lurks and what, if something, might be performed to flee it.
“The Grownup,” which initially seemed as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once more that Gillian Flynn is without doubt one of the world’s most unusual and expert voices in fiction.