Category: Historical Mysteries

Download Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense by Laurie R. King PDF

By Laurie R. King

A community comes jointly while threatened by anyone with a thirst for revenge during this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of wealthy mental suspense from the New York Times bestselling writer of the Mary Russell mysteries.

Career Day at Guadalupe heart tuition: an afternoon given to blameless hopes and younger desires. an afternoon not anyone in attendance will ever forget.

A 12 months in the past, valuable Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe decided to overturn the school’s popularity for truancy, gang violence, and overlook. considered one of her tasks is occupation Day—bringing jointly teenagers, lecturers, and group presenters in a party of the long run. yet there are a few in attendance who reject McDonald’s vibrant vision.

A relevant with a mystery. A husband with a murky earlier. A cop with too many questions. a child stressed to end up himself. a woman suffering to flee a mother’s background. a tender basketball participant with an affection for guns.

Even the varsity janitor has a narrative he dare no longer reveal.

yet not anyone on the collecting anticipates the surprising flip of occasions that might remodel an afternoon of percentages into an explosive confrontation.

stressful, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks jointly hidden lives, troubling secrets and techniques, and the bravest impulses of the human heart. 

Praise for Lockdown

“[Laura R.] King can provide, delivering either a drama-filled anatomy of the college and an opportunity for its group to teach its most sensible incidentally it confronts the worst profession Day imaginable.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Shocking.”New York Post

“A riveting tale of suspense and tragedy out of the main probably mundane materials: teenagers and adults getting ready for an afternoon in school. The violence doesn’t explode till we’re good into the e-book, however the lead-up to the explosion has the texture of a brewing hurricane: we all know anything goes to occur, no matter if we don’t understand what it's. an outstanding mystery, as well timed because it is gripping.”Booklist (starred review)

The award-winning novels of Laurie R. King are . . . 

“Sharp, artistic and rewarding.”The Seattle Times

“Audacious.”—Los Angeles Times

“Rousing . . . riveting . . . suspenseful.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Impossible to place down.”Romantic Times

“Beguiling . . . tantalizing.”The Boston Globe

“Stunning.”—The Christian technology Monitor


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Download Falling Creatures (Cornish Mysteries) by Katherine Stansfield PDF

By Katherine Stansfield

1844. A brutal homicide rocks Victorian Cornwall. In a spot the place the lifeless lie uneasy of their graves, to discover a assassin a tender lady needs to first study who she will be able to trust.

I had enjoyed her, although she used to be merciless, even though she was once sly. She and that i have been simply because the remainder of the realm – creatures falling, creatures failing.

Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely moorland farm no longer faraway from Jamaica lodge, farmhand Shilly reveals love within the palms of Charlotte Dymond. yet Charlotte has many secrets and techniques, owning powers that reason either strong and unwell. whilst she’s discovered at the moor together with her throat lower, Shilly is decided to determine who's accountable, and so is the stranger calling himself Mr Williams who asks for Shilly’s aid. Mr Williams has secrets and techniques too, and Shilly is thrown into the bewildering new global of recent detection.

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Download The Last Good Christian by Russ Pennington PDF

By Russ Pennington

The yr is 1968

In a gritty New England urban, days ahead of Christmas, a clergyman is found hung up on rocks in a river, murdered. The killer is rarely chanced on and the case is going cold.

Twenty-eight years later, the culprit resurfaces

Obsessed by way of the Medieval Inquisition’s attack on Cathar heretics, a spiritual enthusiast turns into an avenging angel through subjecting the Dominican brotherhood at a Rhode Island collage to an identical penances and punishments that their 13th and 14th century opposite numbers inflicted at the Lanquedoc’s unbelievers.

An unsolved case is re-openned

Police detective Georgette Duby, saddled with severe family luggage, stalks the assassin. journey Allen, an beginner historian keeping the main to the perp’s id, aids her purely to have the tables grew to become on them.

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Download Una brutta faccenda: Un'indagine del commissario Bordelli by Marco Vichi PDF

By Marco Vichi

«Il commissario Bordelli, un antieroe disilluso ma assolutamente autentico nelle ragioni del suo esistere. Un uomo che riconosci come vero e che non è facile dimenticare.»
Andrea Camilleri

«Ci piace, il commissario Bordelli, in line with quel clima nostalgico da ’come eravamo’, in step with un’attenzione, che ci ricorda i libri di Pratolini, all’esistenza e ai ritratti della gente comune... un poliziotto che ha qualcosa di chandleriano.»
Giovanni Pacchiano

«C’è un nuovo sceriffo in città. Il commissario Bordelli, con l. a. sua sanguigna umanità tutta italiana e tutta toscana, si inserisce oggi nella grande tradizione dei De Vincenzi e dei Duca Lamberti: poliziotti complessi e tormentati che raccontano un’Italia ingenua e cattiva che ancora non sapeva di essere così noir.»
Carlo Lucarelli

«...Una tormentata figura di investigatore e un’Italia meno cinica ma non meno cattiva di oggi.»»
Il Venerdì di Repubblica - Corrado Augias

«Il commissario Bordelli, magnetico e malinconico come un eroe di Chandler.»
la Repubblica

Ancora un caso in step with il commissario Bordelli, e questa volta è davvero una brutta faccenda. Siamo nell’aprile del ’64, ma los angeles primavera proprio non si make a decision advert arrivare. Firenze è coperta da un cielo grigio e umido, un cielo triste che non preannuncia niente di buono. Così come niente di buono preannuncia l’arrivo in commissariato di un ometto piccolo piccolo che, con l’aria allarmata, insiste in line with essere accompagnato da Bordelli. È Casimiro, il suo amico nano, che ha appena scoperto il cadavere di un uomo in un campo sopra Fiesole. Bordelli si precipita sul luogo del delitto, ma del corpo nessuna traccia: solo una bottiglia di un cognac francese e un cane che cerca di azzannarlo. Passano solo pochi giorni quando, tra i cespugli del Parco del Ventaglio, viene trovato il corpo senza vita di una bambina con segni di strangolamento sul collo e, sulla pancia, quelli di un brutto morso. los angeles pioggia continua a cadere su Firenze quando una telefonata annuncia che è stato rinvenuto un altro corpo, di nuovo una bambina, ancora un assurdo omicidio con quel morso che sembra quasi una macabra firma. E anche stavolta nessun sospetto o indizio che lasci intravedere l. a. faccia del mostro. E inoltre Casimiro sembra svanito nel nulla come quel primo, misterioso cadavere. Davvero una brutta faccenda in keeping with il commissario Bordelli e in keeping with l. a. sua squadra, una faccenda destinata a diventare un incubo senza high-quality, nero come il cielo di Firenze.

Scopri tutti i romanzi e i racconti del commissario Bordelli: 

Il commissario Bordelli  
Una brutta faccenda  
Il nuovo venuto Morte a Firenze  
La forza del destino  
Fantasmi del passato  
Perché dollari?  
Morto due volte 

E la nuova attesissima indagine nata dalla penna di Marco Vichi:  

Nel più bel sogno 

Disponibile in preorder e in vendita dal 16 novembre 2017.

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Download Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early by June J. McInerney PDF

By June J. McInerney

at the cusp of the darker aspect of sixty, religion Little is something yet. opposite to her identify, she's tall and stocky, with below a modicum of regard for straight-laced Victorian mores and traditions. whilst an worker of the famed and lush Columbia lodge is located strangled with a puppy leash and a dear emerald necklace dangling from her hands, religion is decided to discover the wrongdoer, a lot to the consternation of the neighborhood Constabulary. Set within the small, but brilliant city of Phoenixville on the flip of the twentieth Century, this ancient novel explores the community's wealthy historical past and numerous tradition as religion, the hotel’s assistant supervisor, units out to find simply who, what, and why the maid was once murdered.

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Download The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II by David Marcum,Ann Margaret Lewis,Vincent W. Wright,William PDF

By David Marcum,Ann Margaret Lewis,Vincent W. Wright,William Patrick Maynard,Matthew Booth,J.R. Campbell,Robert V. Stapleton,Sam Wiebe,Jeremy Holstein,Bill Crider,Peter Calamai,Lyndsay Faye,Marcia Wilson,Jack Grochot,Bert Coules,Wendy C. Fries,Christopher Re

half of a checklist breaking three-volume assortment, bringing jointly over sixty of the world's best Sherlock Holmes authors. the entire tales are conventional Sherlock Holmes pastiches. This quantity covers the years from 1890 to 1895, together with contributions from: Ann Margaret Lewis, Vincent W. Wright, William Patrick Maynard, Matthew sales space, J.R. Campbell, Robert V. Stapleton, Sam Wiebe, Jeremy Branton Holstein, invoice Crider, Peter Calamai, Lyndsay Faye, Marcia Wilson, Jack Grochot, Bert Coules. Christopher Redmond, Mike Hogan, Carl Heifetz, Wendy C. Fries, Dick Gillman (and a poem from Carole Nelson Douglas).

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Download The Notorious Frances Thwaites: The Story of the Brunswick by Kellinde Wrightson PDF

By Kellinde Wrightson

The infamous child killer Frances Thwaites, in her day as recognized possibly as Ned Kelly, and whose execution in 1894 led the hangman to kill himself instead of practice the deed. Frances was once alternately demonized and fantasised over, although her function as one of many colony’s so much notorious child farmers has often been depicted as proof of a wicked psychopath.
This novel, in accordance with a meticulous re-assessment of letters, trial transcripts and first-hand bills, tells a unique story. within the form of Alias Grace and the genuine heritage of the Kelly Gang, The infamous Frances Thwaites tells the poignant tale of a tender woman unfairly condemned to lifestyles within the colony who struggled via adversity to outlive the tough setting of Australia – a woman hanged for a criminal offense she won't have devoted. superbly written and evocatively advised, it is a tale straight away lyrical and impressive. the 1st paintings in a trilogy concerning the lives of Frances and her daughters, this publication either introduces a clean new voice into the Australian literary scene, and resurrects the voice of a sad Australian heroine in order that her actual tale can eventually be told.

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Download The E String by E. G. Stone PDF

By E. G. Stone

it is 1934 and Mr. Wilkins, previously of the army and now a resident of the Lake District is cranky, ornery, persnickety and gruff. Who can blame him? finally, he is bought a homicide to resolve and his merely allies are a mildly-incompetent police inspector and a precocious 12 year-old lady. And Marlowe. you cannot put out of your mind Marlowe. incidentally, did I point out that Mr. Wilkins is blind?

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Download IN THE SHADOW OF DIABLO: Mystery of the Great Stone House by Dan Hanel PDF

By Dan Hanel

within the Shadow of Diablo – secret of the good Stone condo alternates among an area teacher's ultra-modern experience and the ancient money owed of the brutal homicide of Dr. John Marsh, the most vital figures in California history.
Harrison Barrett is a Brentwood technological know-how instructor who's pressured to enquire the unexpected and tragic suicide of 1 of his highschool scholars. in addition to colleague Celeste Scott, Harrison unearths himself engulfed within the legend of a hidden treasure and entwined with the real-life story of a distraught son – Charles Marsh, whose father was once slain a hundred and fifty years prior.
Past and current are associated as Charles seeks justice and Harrison searches for solutions. The trips of either males are choked with secret and intrigue, separated by way of generations yet united by means of a typical craving, a standard purpose… and a standard atmosphere – the shadow of Diablo.

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Download Lantern of the Wicked by Charles Clement PDF

By Charles Clement

within the decadent and hazardous Shanghai of 1929, an individual is spying for the japanese, and the overseas Settlement's British police are at the hunt. Now, in the course of the Mid-Autumn Moon pageant, American aviator Jack "Ace" Jordan turns into the major suspect. Embarking on a determined bid to transparent his identify, Ace joins forces with a neighborhood drug broker, an aspiring information reporter, and a rescued chinese language teenager to unmask the id of the real agent. As a path of dying and treachery leads them in the direction of the internal circle of Japan's so much infamous spymaster, Ace and his affiliates turn into reluctantly entangled within the opium-fueled international of the robust and supernatural Taoist gangster Pockmarked Fang.

A exciting narrative mixing truth, fiction and infrequent pictures, Lantern of the depraved creates an atmospheric window into the complexity and darkish grandeur of the colonial Orient during this gripping historic mystery.

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