An overheard quarrel that resulted in homicide ... the unusual case of the useless guy who altered his consuming behavior ... and the puzzle of the sufferer who dreamt his personal loss of life. those are only a number of the mysteries that seem during this assortment.
By Carolyn Hart
Annie Darling, proprietor of the loss of life on call for secret book shop, is understandably dissatisfied. it is not like her p.i. husband Max to without notice disappear—and murder is easily no longer his type. but if his motor vehicle is located deserted on a distant highway with a brutally slain, once-beautiful younger lady close by and the homicide weapon stashed within the trunk, Annie's worst fears appear justified.
The police have Max all yet attempted and convicted—except for leader Billy Cameron, whose unshakable trust in his friend's innocence activates his elimination from the case. And as a media circus descends on tiny Broward's Rock, Annie must position her personal lifestyles in jeopardy to transparent her husband's identify. yet time is operating out—and she has just one narrow likelihood to unmask a killer who simply could have devoted definitely the right crime.
By Pauline Rowson
Detective Inspector Horton returns and is feeling the heat...
When a physique is located floating within the sea off Portsmouth harbour, Detective Inspector Horton judges it to be an unintentional loss of life, yet quickly discovers he's received it very incorrect. stressed from his superiors, Horton wonders if his ongoing research into the disappearance of his mom over thirty years in the past has clouded his judgement. opposed to all of the odds, he needs to not basically discover a brutal killer, but additionally end up to himself, and others, that he's nonetheless as much as the job.
By Ellis Peters
Within the wintry weather of 1142, snow blankets the Bendictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul inflicting harm to the visitor corridor, and the brothers needs to fix its roof prior to the risk worsens. The treacherously icy stipulations are to turn out nigh deadly for Brother Haulin whilst he slips from the roof in a bad fall, maintaining such grave accidents that he makes his deathbed confession to the Abbot and Brother Cadfael. A startling tale of trespasses demanding for God or guy to forgive emerges. yet Haulin doesn't die. On his restoration, he units out on a trip of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole better half. An laborious journey, it results in scary discoveries, and to murder...
By Susan Wittig Albert
China confronts her such a lot exciting case but while she reveals Rosemary Robbins, a lady with an unsettling resemblance to her, murdered in a pick-up truck. The neighborhood police become aware of that Rosemary's fiance is at the lam in Mexico urban and concentrate on him because the major suspect. in the meantime, China takes the recommendation of a psychic and unearths the killer with reference to domestic.
By M. C. Beaton
By Hy Conrad
Welcome to the sequence of unique mysteries starring Adrian Monk--based at the hit united states community sequence Monk, starring Tony Shaloub--the terrific investigator who continually is aware whilst something’s out of place....
Failing to win again his female friend in New Jersey, Monk returns to San Francisco the place Natalie has manage an place of work for Monk and Teeger, Consulting Detectives. It’s time to prevent bickering and get to paintings while Lieutenant Amy Devlin involves them for help.
A disgruntled worker got here into paintings and commenced capturing, killing 3 coworkers and leaving a feminine hostage seriously wounded. After recognizing the shooter via workplace home windows, the police misplaced him—leaving Lieutenant Devlin with a true mess on her hands.
Visiting the bedridden survivor, Monk unearths her to be precious, cooperative…and really fascinating besides. however the extra he and Natalie try and music down the assailant, the extra he turns out to have disappeared from life altogether....
An unforgettable story of poser and obsession via Barbara Vine (pseudonym of Ruth Rendell, winner of the secret Writers of the United States Grand grasp Award for lifetime achievement)
This is the definitely soaking up tale of best-selling novelist Gerald Candless, whose surprising loss of life from a middle assault leaves in the back of a spouse and doting daughters. To style via her grief, one in every of his daughters, Sarah, comes to a decision to put in writing a biography of her across the world celebrated father.
Within hours of starting her study, Sarah comes around the first of what is going to be many surprising revelations. As her lifestyles is slowly torn aside, a bad good judgment ultimately emerges to provide an explanation for her mother's remoteness, her father's have to constantly reinvent himself in his paintings, and a long-forgotten London murder.
By M. C. Beaton
Agatha is dreaming of a white Christmas–but who may be becoming a member of her below the mistletoe? throughout the darkish, gray days of early December Agatha is obsessed via basically things–Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey.
Although she says she feels not anything for James now, she feels convinced that making plans the right Dickensian Christmas for all her associates will by some means reanimate her love. Even the homicide of a Mrs. Tamworthy, poisoned with hemlock on the neighborhood manor residence, does little to distract Agatha from setting up her excellent xmas celebrations.
And but it may do, as Mrs. Tamworthy had written to Agatha, telling her that one in every of her kin desired to see her lifeless ahead of the yr used to be out. a bit guiltily (and belatedly), Agatha units out to unravel the case with assistance from her new recruit, younger Toni Gilmour.
By Edward D. Hoch
Thirteen tales of outrageous heists starring one gentle thiefThe dictator of the island of Jabali desires a baseball group, and he doesn't care how he will get it. He has assembled 9 of the best gamers at the island, and is set to rent Nick Velvet to scouse borrow him a few pageant. usual thieves may not be as much as pinching a complete ball membership, yet Velvet focuses on lifting probably valueless goods, and during this year's nationwide League, there's not anything extra valueless than the hapless Beavers. He steals them easily—but will the island's ruler be chuffed with a last-place team?In those captivating tales starring one in every of Edward D. Hoch's most well-liked characters, every little thing is up for grabs. Velvet steals sea serpents, rubbish, cats, and toy mice—all along with his trademark low-key variety. In Nick Velvet's underworld, there's not anything he won't scouse borrow, as long as it's invaluable, valueless, or simply undeniable loopy.