Cruel as the Grave

By Sharon Kay Penman

April 1193. England’s King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German legal, and treason scents the air. Richard’s more youthful brother, John, seizes Windsor fortress, and Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine summons her depended on own “queen’s man,” Justin de Quincy, to do the most unlikely– mediate a truce along with her insurgent son. Amid such fateful occasions, the homicide of a Welsh peddler’s daughter turns out small. however the merciless death of the attractive Melangell so issues Justin that now not even a threatened French invasion can retain him from investigating her dying. but can he convey Melangell’s craven killer to justice?

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation)

By Vaseem Khan

On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits unforeseen mysteries.

the 1st is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious dying not anyone turns out to wish solved. And the second one is a child elephant.

As his look for clues takes him around the teeming urban of Mumbai, from its grand excessive rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra starts off to suspect that there's very much extra to either his final case and his new ward than he thought.

And he quickly learns that after the going will get tricky, a made up our minds elephant should be precisely what a good guy needs...

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The Delicate Storm

By Giles Blunt

The writer of Forty phrases for Sorrow-winner of Britain's Silver Dagger Award-returns with a criminal offense mystery demanding our such a lot loved trust: that, in fiction, there's no such factor because the excellent crime.

The small urban of Algonquin Bay in northern Ontario: A freak hot entrance has moved in, making it believe like April and rousing hungry bears from hibernation. So while Ivan Bergeron's puppy brings him the chewed-off arm of a white male, it is assumed the sufferer met a average if gruesome finish. other than, because it seems, the landlord of the arm used to be lifeless sooner than the bears obtained to him.

A moment sufferer is located: a girl, it seems that raped. There needs to be a connection-two our bodies deserted within the woods inside days of one another cannot be a twist of fate. Then police documents show a long-unsolved homicide with an identical MO: a girl present in the woods, possible raped. it is not lengthy earlier than murder detectives Delorme and Cardinal are led again thirty years to a different unsolved homicide, this one associated with Quebec terrorists. common sense indicates the Algonquin Bay murders are hooked up to this example. facts is much less convincing. And someplace, a murderer-smart and powerful-is strolling loose.

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The Chocolate Clown Corpse: A Chocoholic Mystery

Warner Pier’s so much hated clown meets a sour result in the newest from the nationwide bestselling writer of The Chocolate Falcon Fraud...

It’s been a month considering that an entire stranger used to be accused of murdering Moe Davidson, the depressing store proprietor of Clowning round. Everybody’s relocating on, together with Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate store, TenHuis Chocolade, is round the corner to Moe’s shuttered vacationer capture, and it’s giving her rules to expand.

But while Lee excursions the development, she unearths Moe’s widow, Emma, subconscious. Now Lee wonders no matter if Moe’s genuine killer remains to be at huge and is taking good care of unfinished company. regrettably, because the city is celebrating Clown Week, there are such a lot of strength suspects in grease paint and floppy sneakers it’s now not even funny.

For Lee, keeping Emma, liberating an blameless guy, and rolling out enormous quantities of her clown-themed candies is tall order. yet so is staying alive lengthy sufficient to determine which one in all her friends is a killer in disguise.

With Tasty Chocolate trivialities!

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Mr. Monk on the Couch

By Lee Goldberg

With aid from Monk's agoraphobic brother, his dependable assistant Natalie tackles her personal research whereas Adrian Monk tracks a second-hand sofa that turns out tied to a sequence of murders. Following a bloody path, Natalie and Monk quickly prove face-to-face with the main ruthless killer they have ever encountered.

PRAISE FOR LEE GOLDBERG'S MONK NOVELS

""No one else may well seize those characters and convey them to existence at the web page the way in which Lee Goldberg does!"-- King's River existence Magazine

"Goldberg makes Adrian Monk even more attention-grabbing than the television version: the twitches are much less visible, the results less predictable. Even (or in particular) the secondary characters are extra fascinating and feature sharper dialogue."--Chicago Tribune

""The merely more thing enjoyable than looking at Monk is interpreting the adventures Lee Goldberg creates for him. The books set a excessive ordinary from the get-go." Crimespree Magazine

"Full of snippets of slapstick humor and Monk's particular skills for observation," Library Journal

"This most recent hilariously humorous and devilishly smart  novel approximately TV's obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk is an very unlikely crime lover's pride! Very humorous and inventively plotted," Ellery Queen secret Magazine

">"Throughout the Mr. Monk sequence writer Lee Goldberg has constantly saved a company take hold of on precisely who his characters are, and he's in a position to expertly play them opposed to each other to the simplest dramatic and comedian advantage," The Gumshoe Review

"You'd be hard-pressed to discover one other contemporary paintings that gives such a lot of hip and funny moments." Bookgasm

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The Diva Haunts the House (A Domestic Diva Mystery)

By Krista Davis

Family diva Sophie Winston is stepping into the Halloween spirit- her for a neighborhood haunted condominium are so sturdy, it is frightening. to not be outdone, rival family diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween social gathering at her residence. but if Sophie arrives, she discovers one in every of Natasha's site visitors lifeless in a Halloween reveal, and a light, fanged partygoer fleeing the scene.

Could the killer be a real vampire-the comparable one rumored to have lived in Sophie's haunted residence again whilst it was once a boardinghouse? great thing a family diva by no means runs out of garlic.

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A Darker Night (Inspector Max Romero, Book 2)

By P. J. Brooke

The ancient urban of Granada is vivid with the spectacle of its Easter processions; its bars and streets brimming with lifestyles. yet excessive within the adjoining Alhambra hills, gypsy guitarist Paco is located useless in a Sacromonte cave.

Sub-Inspector Max Romero is introduced in to enquire Paco's demise. An in the beginning hassle-free inquiry, it quickly colours into anything extra sinister whilst Max finds a hyperlink with an enormous estate hypothesis within the appealing Sacromonte valley under the Alhambra Palace; person who consists of laundered drug cash, urban corruption and Opus Dei.

As Max sinks ever deeper right into a political quagmire, he clashes with outdated foe Inspector Ernesto Navarro. He discovers that, even in brilliant Granada, amid its attractiveness and drama, the lifeless can achieve out to the residing.

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Marbeck and the Double Dealer (A Martin Marbeck Mystery)

By John Pilkington

1600: a brand new century dawns. struggle with Spain has dragged on for fifteen years, the clash in eire for 6. Unease stalks England within the death years of Elizabeth I’s reign, and Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck is bored. Then a message from his spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil arrives: the life of a secret agent has been came upon, code-named Morera, and Marbeck needs to discover the real identification of this traitor speedy, ahead of rumours of the younger King Philip III forming a brand new Armada turn out themselves to be precise.

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The Journeying Boy

By Michael Innes

Humphrey Paxton, the son of 1 of Britain's major atomic boffins, has taken to wearing a shotgun to 'shoot plotters and blackmailers and spies'. His new train, the plodding Mr Thewless, means that Humphrey can be overdoing it a little. but if a guy is located shot useless at a cinema, Mr Thewless is plunged right into a nightmare international of lies, kidnapping and homicide - and grave concerns of nationwide security.

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