A Late Phoenix (The C. D. Sloan Mysteries) by Catherine Aird

By Catherine Aird

Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan is termed directly to resolve the coldest of instances during this mystery from CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird

Berebury, England, didn't have a simple cross of it throughout the moment international struggle. This old fashioned Victorian city was once destroyed while the Nazis dropped bomb after bomb on its ideal gardens and neat hedges. After 3 many years of disarray, town council has ultimately began reconstructing what’s left. All all through Berebury, the sounds of hammers and saws drone on. yet in this specific day, the noise stops.
within the crater of a bomb web site, a skeleton has been came across. whereas its presence there isn’t unusual—hundreds died in bombing raids all through England—the demeanour within which the pregnant lady met her finish is sinister adequate that Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan and his assistant, Detective Constable Crosby, are referred to as to the scene. the reason for loss of life, it sort of feels, was once now not the blast, yet a bullet to the spine.
Inspector Sloan is the simplest there's by way of cracking the main complicated circumstances. yet can he piece jointly a homicide that’s been buried for greater than 1 / 4 century?

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Im Bann und Zauber (German Edition) by Ernst Willkomm

By Ernst Willkomm

"Das Motto, welches wir unserer Erzählung vorgesetzt haben, wird sich trotz aller Fortschritte der Wissenschaften doch immer bewahrheiten. Die Geheimnisse der Natur sind so mannigfach wie unergründlich, und wie sehr wir uns bemühen mögen, ihre Gesetze zu erforschen, es wird immer ein relaxation übrig bleiben, der sich auch dem feinsten Scharfsinne verschließt. In der Geschichte, die unserer Erzählung zu Grunde liegt, ist nichts als die Einkleidung erfunden. Der innerste Kern derselben beruht auf Tatsachen. Diese Tatsachen lassen sich ebensowenig erklären als verleugnen, und eben deshalb müssen wir unsere Leser bitten, sich nur an das Tatsächliche zu halten. Diejenigen, welche nur das für möglich halten, used to be sie sehen, hören und greifen können,werden darüber lachen, alle Andern können Stoff zum Nachdenken und Forschen daraus schöpfen." [...]

Dieser wundervolle Roman von Ernst Willkomm ist ein Nachdruck der Originalausgabe des dritten Bandes von 1862 und enthält die drei Geschichten "Ein unheimlicher Mann", "Gebrüder Bonneville" und "Der Agent aus China".

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Entretien avec le diable: Une enquête du commissaire aux by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

By Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

La jeune fille d’un bourgmestre possédée par le diable, des villageois qui meurent chaque jour, une abbaye hantée depuis los angeles mort de son abbé, une Dame blanche errant dans los angeles forêt, et une jeune fille à l. a. capuche rouge qui semble ne pas craindre les loups. Trop de tensions dans un espace trop restreint, et une enquête étonnante pour le commissaire aux morts étranges. Quelque half entre L’Exorciste, Le Nom de l. a. rose et Le Petit Chaperon rouge, Entretien avec le diable est sans conteste le volet le plus détonnant de los angeles série.

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La Compagnie du Crime (French Edition) by Frédéric Bargain

By Frédéric Bargain


La Compagnie des Indes se remet de los angeles pire crise financière de son histoire. Son génial mentor, John legislation, est en fuite du côté de Venise. Les thousands d'actions qu'elle a générées se sont effondrées comme un château de cartes. Des hommes en sont morts, d'autres ont été emprisonnés. Assoiffé de plaisirs, le Régent tente de redresser l. a. barre avec quelques hommes de confiance.

Mais voici qu'une série d'évènements troublants et dramatiques viennent secouer ce fragile équilibre. Des malversations... Des disparitions suspectes... Des injuries en série... Des crimes... Des massacres.

Une lutte à mort s'engage dans ce gigantesque théâtre d'ombres qui couvre les cinq continents. Une lutte sans merci où tous les coups sont permis et le plus malhonnête n'est pas forcément celui qu'on croit.

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El silencio de Galileo (Spanish Edition) by Luis López Nieves

By Luis López Nieves

Durante más de cuatrocientos años los angeles paternidad del telescopio, el instrumento que remodeló nuestra visión del universo, ha estado en disputa. ¿Lo inventó el italiano Galileo Galilei? ¿El alemán Hans Lippershey? ¿O los holandeses Zacarías Janssen y Jacobo Metius? Una presunta descendiente de Galileo le encomienda a los angeles doctora Ysabeau de Vassy, profesora de historia de los angeles Sorbona en París, los angeles urgente tarea de resolver esta controversia histórica. Tras una larga aventura que l. a. lleva a varios países europeos, l. a. profesora hace una serie de descubrimientos que cambian para siempre l. a. historia de los angeles ciencia occidental.
En el silencio de Galileo, l. a. nueva y apasionante novela de Luis López Nieves, su autor vuelve a darles vida a varios personajes entrañables de El corazón de Voltaire. Concebida en los angeles tradición de grandes sequence de novelas como l. a. comedia humana de Balzac y Los Rougon Macquart de Zola, esta obra de López Nieves regresa al fascinante mundo cibernético-epistolar en el que habitan sus personajes.

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The Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove by JoAnn H. & Roger D. Jeffries

By JoAnn H. & Roger D. Jeffries

Lineville, Iowa, is your normal small city: box-lunch auctions, doorways left unlocked, and many gossip. So the very last thing Lineville's population count on the summer time of 1920 is homicide. while snooty Sophia Vander Veen, half proprietor of the Mineral Springs lodge, is located murdered after the disastrous Fourth of July ball, now not many of us are disappointed. yet Maude Lovett, a self-styled detective who prides herself in her clever commentary skills, vows to unravel the homicide and the malicious pranks that led as much as Sophia's loss of life. Maude makes it her accountability to figure out if the pranksa snake in Sophia's closet, a headless statue in her mattress, and noxious gasoline in her suite of roomsand the homicide have been dedicated by way of an analogous individual. With suspects from bootleggers to shut neighbors to waiters on the Mineral Springs inn, Maude has her paintings lower out for her and needs to quick get rid of suspects in an effort to squelch emerging worry. With aid from her niece, Lilly, and her associates; her sister, Nell; and everybody in among, Maude labors to convey justice to her once-safe city. Upon wondering her ultimate batch of suspects, Maude learns the killer's id after which makes use of herself as bait in a perilous seize to snare the murderous wrongdoer. fantastic twists, slightly romance, and humor laced all through are certain to maintain you turning the pages till you too become aware of the objective of Maude's iron-willed persistence.

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The Broken Circle by Sebastian Costard

By Sebastian Costard

This ebook is a piece of natural fiction born within the aftermath of the best terrorist attack on American soil. The imperative determine is a self-effacing theoretical physicist, a scientist with an excellent brain. He is going approximately his day-by-day company deliberately oblivious of the area round him and stumbles right into a worldwide highlight, partially via his personal naïveté. The contrivances of others who've predetermined his strength additionally entice him out of obscurity as a result of a technological step forward he has made. His life’s spouse is the replicate picture of his personality. An historian with stellar expertise, she is every little thing that he's now not in terms of decoding the purpose of others, specifically a warped iteration of fans, all due to her lengthy research of the calamities that enveloped Europe and the center East from the increase of Christianity to fashionable times.
The plot performed out by means of the principal characters is woven into genuine historic occasions. the writer has taken massive license with the occasions and has manipulated them at his discretion to slot the tale line. The plot expresses a conservative view of non secular fascism, maybe offensive to a few, with no apology. the writer makes an attempt to attract a pointy distinction among inaccurate fanaticism and adherents of alternative traditions or unabashed atheists.

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Hollow Be Thy Name by Justin Fulkerson,Molly Brown,Sam W.C.,Morissa Schwartz

By Justin Fulkerson,Molly Brown,Sam W.C.,Morissa Schwartz

whilst everybody store the magicians of the land vanish . . .

Rusty, a tender illusionist attempting to break out the reminiscence of his lifeless mom, unearths himself stranded a cruise send headed to Alaska. He reveals out that he is not the one one aboard. He unearths Mia, a mysterious lady entranced with fairy stories, and she or he tells him of a depressing guy additionally at the ship.


Ling, a chinese language university graduate approximately to begin a brand new task, arrives in la moments ahead of everybody vanishes. Planes fall from the sky, bursting into flames at the tarmac. After the smoke clears, Ling reveals a mysterious white field along with her identify on it.


Louis, a retired magician who lately misplaced his spouse, hears explosions from downtown Chicago as he searches for solutions. As he prepares to go away city, he additionally reveals a field addresses to him.


Jerry, a psychic that attempts to maintain his reward a mystery, sees the horrors approximately to ensue and makes an attempt to escape New Mexico. The Beast has different plans for him.


Drawn to the imprecise Crossroads lodge in New Mexico, those magicians hunt down fake salvation from the mysterious Mister hole . . .

Running parallel to the occasions in An Hour for Magic, hole be thy identify pushes the throttle all of the strategy to the ground, shuttling humanity via its ultimate days.

A pilgrimage to the holy land of varieties starts off while all people keep the magicians of the land vanish and a number of other magicians are summoned to the Crossroads hotel by means of a determine from their prior, Mister Hollow.

The Beast is rescued from the abyss via a devoted follower. Hell-bent on destroying the humanity plaguing the earth, The Beast units plans in movement to spoil all of them and at last finish Mister hole as soon as and for all.

Salvation is much from what's looking ahead to the magicians on the Crossroads. Their fake prophet is not coming for them. doorways to different realities and hearth respiring dragons abound during this story of mental terror and mystery.

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The Coroner's Daughter by Andrew Hughes

By Andrew Hughes

'Just brilliant.' DONAL RYAN 'An quite stable book.' C. J. SANSOM

1816 was once the yr with no summer time. an extraordinary climatic occasion has introduced frost to July, and a lingering fog casts a pall over a Dublin stirred through zealotry and civil unrest, torn among evangelical and rationalist dogma.

Amid the disquiet, a tender nursemaid in a pious family conceals a being pregnant after which murders her child. Rumours swirl concerning the identification of the child’s father, yet sooner than an inquest will be held, the maid is located useless. whilst Abigail Lawless, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Dublin's coroner, unintentionally discovers a message from the maid’s seducer, she is drawn right into a global of hidden meanings and deceit.

An in basic terms baby, Abigail has been raised amid the books and tools of her father’s grim occupation. Pushing opposed to the constraints society areas on a woman her age, she pursues an more and more risky research. As she leads us via dissection rooms and useless homes, Gothic church buildings and stylish ballrooms, a sinister determine watches from the shadows - a person she believes has already killed two times, and is ready to kill again...

decided, inventive and intuitive, Abigail Lawless emerges as a memorable younger sleuth working on the sunrise of forensic science.

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Quintet: The Cases of Chase and Delacroix by Richard A Lupoff

By Richard A Lupoff

The period of amazing Nonsense used to be over, changed by means of the grimmer, grittier global of the nice melancholy. yet millionaire autodidact polymath Akhenaton Beelzebub Chase and his fabulous, lissome affiliate Claire Delacroix, continue to exist with ease of their neo-Tudor mansion. They perform duets on useful classical tools, dine on haute food and sip selection classic wines. it's a milieu comparable to the environment of Philo Vance, younger Ellery Queen, and different beginner sleuths of that bygone period. Chase and Delacroix's luxuriant lives are interrupted while Captain Cleland Baxter, head of the San Francisco Police division s detective bureau, calls on them to unravel baffling instances. they have to resolve the mysteries of a well-known Hungarian actor discovered lifeless in his dressing room, tiny puncture wounds in his neck . . . a deep-water explorer who disappears from his diving go well with 40 ft underneath the outside of Monterey Bay . . . a try pilot who flies an experimental fighter aircraft right into a cloud with a passenger on board and emerges seconds later, alone.

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