Motherless Brooklyn

By Jonathan Lethem

From America's so much creative novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff at the vintage detective novel.

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's personal self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses force him to bark, count number, and rip aside our language in startling and unique ways.  Together with 3 veterans of the St. Vincent's domestic for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo provider cum detective organization. lifestyles with no Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, will be incredible, so who cares if the projects he units them are, good, no longer precisely criminal. but if Frank is fatally stabbed, one in all Lionel's colleagues lands in penitentiary, the opposite vie for his place, and the victim's widow skips city. Lionel's global is abruptly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has difficulty even talking makes an attempt to untangle the threads of the case whereas attempting to preserve the phrases immediately in his head.  Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly unique homage to the vintage detective novel by means of probably the most acclaimed writers of his new release.

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The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 4)

By Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 women’ DETECTIVE organisation - ebook 4

Fans world wide adore the best-selling No. 1 girls’ Detective corporation sequence and its owner, invaluable Ramotswe, Botswana’s top-rated girl detective. during this captivating sequence, Mma  Ramotswe—with aid from her dependable affiliate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her situations and her own existence with knowledge, stable humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Mma beneficial Ramotswe is content material. Her enterprise is easily tested with many chuffed buyers, and in her mid-thirties (“the best age to be”) she has a home, followed kids, a very good fiancé. yet, as consistently, there are problems. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has now not set the date for his or her marriage. Her capable assistant, Mma Makutsi, desires a husband. And worse, a rival detective enterprise has opened in town—an corporation that doesn't have the mild method of company that Mma Ramotswe’s does. yet, in fact, priceless will deal with these items, as she constantly does, along with her uncanny perception and her stable middle.

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Death of a Dastard (Peter Chambers, Book 20)

By Henry Kane

Jason Touraine was once impossible to resist to disenchanted better halves, lonely ladies, and roving women at the make. He had blameless eyes, an athlete's physique ... and a tape recorder formed to seem like a hectic man's attaché case. This he continually positioned less than the mattress. And while the amorous antics have been over, he ran a play-back for his love. After the play-back ... got here the pay-off. It used to be a superb lifestyles. however it ended abruptly one evening whilst a bullet from a lady's gun smashed all the way through Jason's head!

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A Little Known Murder in Studio 4 (Trese Case, Book 5)

By Budjette Tan

After filming the ultimate scene of her motion picture, the emerging profession of Heather Evangelista got here crashing down at the ground of Studio four. Her homicide is in some way hooked up to the case of a lacking duwende. Alexandra Trese steps backstage of Manila’s showbiz and discovers the cost one can pay to develop into a celeb.

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Clam Wake: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries)

Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off opposed to a cold-blooded killer in a seashore neighborhood during this delightfully captivating Bed-and-Breakfast secret from USA Today and New York Times bestselling writer Mary Daheim.

With the vacations long past and Hillside Manor virtually empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a foul case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle’s retirement domestic on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie feels like the appropriate pick-me-up. Surrounded via retirees within the low season sounds peaceable and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. however it isn’t lengthy earlier than a lifeless physique pops up of their neighborhood. now not spectacular in a space filled with older folks—until they study it wasn’t a nasty ticker that did within the sufferer, yet a really sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion soaring over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly starts off sleuthing—if simply to end up they didn’t dedicate the crime.

But what she unearths is perplexing. The sufferer apparently didn’t have an enemy within the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and solutions, the cousins become aware of that retirement should be deadly—at least one of the eclectic, eccentric citizens of Obsession Shores.

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Panther's Prey: A Leo Maxwell Mystery (Leo Maxwell Mysteries)

By Lachlan Smith

In Panther's Prey, the most recent novel from Shamus Award winner Lachlan Smith, tragedy once more moves close to the center for lawyer-detective Leo Maxwell.

After operating to loose his father from felony in Fox Is Framed, Leo has now left inner most perform and is operating as a public defender in San Francisco. He and his co-counsel Jordan Walker are in the middle of trial, brilliantly protecting Randall Rodriguez, a mentally in poor health homeless guy whom they contend falsely confessed to the rape of a tender San Francisco socialite. After their customer is acquitted, Leo and Jordan fall into an severe relationship--until Jordan is located brutally raped and murdered in her residence. Leo, the final individual identified to have noticeable her alive, is the ordinary suspect, and the police are longing for payback after the Rodriguez case. the tale takes a stunning flip while Leo and Jordan's freshly acquitted buyer walks into the police station and provides to admit to Jordan's homicide. disappointed by means of the rapidity with which the professionals settle for this all-too-convenient confession, Jordan's grieving father projects Leo with investigating his daughter's demise. Leo consents, even though he understands exonerating Rodriguez will most likely deliver suspicion again on himself.

Theorizing that he might be at the path of a serial rapist and assassin, Leo as a substitute uncovers an enormous judicial fraud resulting in the stairs of the federal courthouse. In an explosive ultimate war of words, Leo will come nose to nose with an adversary way more robust than any foe he has met therefore far.

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead

By David Stuart Davies

Holmes attends a seance to unmask an impostor posing as a medium, Sebastian Melmoth, a guy hell-bent on acquiring immortality after the invention of an old Egyptian papyrus. it really is as much as Holmes and Watson to prevent him and keep away from disaster...

In this fast paced experience, the motion strikes from London to the picturesque Lake District as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson once again conflict with the forces of evil.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s undying production returns in a brand new sequence of handsomely designed detective tales. From the earliest days of Holmes’ occupation to his magnificent encounters with Martian invaders, the additional Adventures sequence encapsulates the main assorted and exciting instances of the worlds’ maximum detective.

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The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye: An Enola Holmes Mystery

By Nancy Springer

As Enola searches for the lacking woman Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is simply as diligently looking for Enola herself! Sherlock and Enola needs to clear up a triple secret: What has occurred to their mom? And to woman Blanchefleur? And what does both need to do with their brother, Mycroft?

"Flat-out among the finest mysteries being written for children today." - Booklist, starred overview

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