By Lawrence Block
Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr's in love—with an unique japanese ecu good looks who stocks his obsession with Humphrey Bogart video clips. he is in heaven, munching popcorn together with his new amour each evening at a Bogart movie Festival—until their Casablanca-esque idyll is reduce brief via his different mystery ardour: burglary.
When he is employed to pilfer a portfolio of invaluable files from a Park road condominium, Bernie can hardly ever refuse. however the occupant's early go back forces Bernie to escape empty-handed—and he quickly reveals himself implicated in a homicide. sooner than you could say "who stole the strawberries?" he is trying to find a killer, as much as his neck within the outrageous intrigues of a tiny Balkan country . . . and menaced by way of extra sinister fats males and unsavory toadies than the nice Bogie himself butted heads with in pursuit of that darn bird!
By Victoria Thompson
In turn-of-the century big apple urban, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy see beginning and death--and even murder....Phenomenal compliment for homicide on Astor Place:"Victoria Thompson shines....Anne Perry and Caleb Carr lovers rejoice!" --Tamar Myers, writer of The Hand that Rocks the Ladle"Tantalizing." --Catherine Coulter"Fascinating."--Publishers Weekly
By Cleo Coyle
There is not anything cozier than a iciness night in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer via icy flakes, caf?s glow with welcoming heat, and a layer of snow dusts old townhouses like powdered sugar on vacation confections. homicide has no position in this type of beautiful photograph, until eventually now... Coffeehouse supervisor Clare Cosi has grown very keen on Alfred Glockner, the part-time comedian and really jolly charity Santa who is been utilizing her Village mix as a spot to hot his mittens. while she reveals him brutally gunned down in a close-by alley, a number of refined clues persuade her that Alfred's loss of life was once whatever greater than the tragic results of a random mugging--the end of the police. With Clare's boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, distracted by means of a chilly case of his personal, and ex-husband Matt investigating this year's vacation undies catalogs (an annual event), Clare fees forward solo to unravel her loved Santa's slaying. Then a person attempts to ice Clare, and she or he quite will get steamed. yet she'd greater be careful, simply because if she fails to forestall this stone chilly killer, she could get the largest relax of her lifestyles. This very distinct vacation access in Cleo Coyle's nationally bestselling secret sequence features a bonus portion of scrumptious vacation recipes in addition to a thesaurus of coffeehouse phrases, directions on making espressos and lattes with out a pricey computing device, and suggestions for growing tasty coffeehouse syrups at domestic.
By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The hot York occasions bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of criminal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" through the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the gleaming snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislation perform and elevating a teenage son by myself. Now Nina has taken on a case that would threaten every thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled net of loyalties and alliances inside of one in every of Lake Tahoe's such a lot popular households. Her buyer: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislation says Nina needs to supply Jim powerful the very best safety. yet Strong's relations has became violently opposed to him, and abruptly Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a unsuitable and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 aspects of Nina's lifestyles come crashing together...in the final word act of malice.
By Nevada Barr
THE FIRST ANNA PIGEON NOVEL
The interesting hero of Nevada Barr’s award-winning series—park ranger Anna Pigeon—has introduced an unyielding love of nature and experience of reasonable play to the secret style. Track of the Cat is the acclaimed novel that first brought readers to Anna, as a lady searching for peace within the wilderness—and discovering homicide instead…
Patrolling the distant West Texas backcountry, Anna’s first task as a countrywide park ranger is marred by means of violence she inspiration she had left at the back of: the brutal dying of a fellow ranger. while the reason for loss of life is chalked as much as a mountain lion assault, Anna’s rage is familiar with no bounds. It’s as much as her to save lots of the secure cats from the politics and prejudices of the locals—and turn out the kill was once the paintings of a species some distance much less infrequent…
By Corey Mitchell
The Face Of Death
On the evening of November 12, 1998, in San Luis Obispo, California, appealing blonde university pupil Rachel New residence used to be strolling domestic by myself while without warning a stranger seemed in entrance of her. His visage used to be a skull-face: a ugly Halloween masks. Beating her subconscious together with his fists, the attacker threw her into his pick-up truck, took her to his secluded canyon cabin and raped her -- nonetheless donning the masks. Newhouse was once hog-tied and left to strangle to loss of life. On March eleven, 1999, within the similar city, a stalker who have been shadowing collage scholar Aundria Crawford, 20, broke into her house, pummeled her into insensibility, and carried her away in his truck to his canyon lair. There, she was once raped, tortured, and murdered.
"If i'm really not A Monster. . ."
As Californians reacted with panic and outrage to the 2 disappearances, parole officer David Zaragoza paid a trip to 1 of his fees, Rex Allan Krebs, 33, a violent...
By Beverly Connor
Clymene O'Riley is in felony for killing her husband-though Diane Fallon is certain she killed one other, and suspects she could have left a veritable graveyard of useless males in her wake. both method, Diane used to be satisfied to aid positioned her at the back of bars. So while Clymene informs her that one of many legal guards should be at risk from a serial killer, Diane is suspicious. And while Clymene escapes from prison, Diane turns into the best suspect in a bloody homicide that places her within the course of an offended killer who wishes her dead...
By Tess Gerritsen
By Cynthia Baxter
Is a undeniable vet detective approximately to develop into an endangered species? It’s been over a decade due to the fact Jessica Popper spoke to vet-school buddy Erin Walsh. So while Erin calls immediately, Jess consents to fulfill her. whilst Erin doesn’t exhibit, Jessie starts off to suspect that her previous good friend used to be creating a monkey out of her—until she learns that Erin used to be murdered. Jessie can’t face up to getting concerned, yet her sleuthing speedy pulls her right into a jungle of suspects. Did Erin’s husband, Ben, kill her – or used to be it the eccentric lizard-loving coworker with whom she could have been monkeying round? was once Ben’s outrageously filthy rich new companion attempting to conceal up a few monkey enterprise? Or was once it Erin’s formidable boss, a unusual primate professional decided to stay best banana in her box? With the killer going ape to stick hidden, even Jess’s natural tendencies would possibly not keep her from a destiny extra deadly than a barrel of monkeys.…
By Lee Hanson
Whilst her ally dies in Key West, Julie O'Hara understands he by no means may have dedicated suicide. For her, there is just one query: used to be it an coincidence, or was once Marc Solomon murdered?A physique language professional, Julie packs up her services together with her suspicion and flies to Boston for the funeral, the place she meets Marc's good-looking and treacherous brother, Avram, whose grief-stricken posture does not idiot her at all.But the bombshell is fort Cay. Julie learns an brilliant truth from a favorite Beacon Hill legal professional a few position she by no means desired to take into consideration again...the Solomons' deepest island within the Abacos.One step prior to threat, Julie flees to Key West, basically to discover herself cornered by way of a determined killer, having pulled the string that unravels a perilous conspiracy...and her personal prior.