Murder Inside the Beltway: A Capital Crimes Novel (Capital Crimes (Paperback))

By Margaret Truman

Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C., name woman, is located bludgeoned to dying in her Adams-Morgan residence. on the homicide scene a video digicam is stumbled on nestled excessive on a bookshelf. Had the sufferer taped a few of her consumers in the course of their sexual liaisons? because the research proceeds, so does enterprise contained in the Beltway. President Burton Pyle is heatedly operating for reelection opposed to consummate flesh presser Robert Colgate, who's anticipated to win. Colgate, notwithstanding, isn't with no cracks in his slick external: Rumors swirl approximately his failing marriage and numerous dalliances. yet not anyone is ready for the explosive improvement that erupts whilst the daughter of Colgate’s closest buddy is abducted and Detective Mary corridor and rookie cop Matthew Jackson discover a stunning connection among the kidnapping, the Curzon case—and a killer not anyone will see coming.

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City of the Lost

By Will Adams

A high-stakes mystery which weaves Turkey's war-torn previous with motion, event and conspiracy. British enterprise intelligence operative Iain Black is stuck up within the car-bombing of a inn in Southern Turkey whereas investigating a murky Lebanese banker. His associate, Mustafa, is killed within the blast, and Iain vows to determine who's in charge. operating with attractive Dutch historian Aletta Neuhuis, who used to be additionally affected within the bombing, Iain 's investigative path results in Turkey's earlier – to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in 1974, and additional again in time to the Trojan warfare. because the connections develop into transparent, Iain and Aletta start to notice that this used to be no random terrorist assault, yet whatever higher and much extra harmful. and because the hunters develop into the hunted, Iain and Aletta needs to dig deeper to bare a terrifying conspiracy ahead of they're silenced for good…

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Bitter Remedy: An Alec Blume Case

By Conor Fitzgerald

There isn't any remedy for murder...Commissario Alec Blume, on future health depart and fleeing his accomplice Caterina, has retreated from Rome to significant Italy. on the Villa Romanelli he enrolls on a typical treatments path carried out via a tender lady named Silvana. yet faraway from improving or resolving his adjustments with Caterina, a feverish Blume turns into remoted and gradual with ailment. more and more ill-at-ease within the stifling atmosphere, the darkish background of the crumbling villa and its once-magnificent gardens attracts him in. And whilst a Romanian woman who works for Silvana's ambiguous fiance Niki asks for his support, Blume unearths himself dragged into the shadowy case of a lacking woman, and the key horrors of the garden's malign attractiveness.

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Well-Schooled in Murder (Inspector Lynley)

By Elizabeth George

While thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately is going lacking from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public tuition within the middle of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley gets a choice for aid from the lad's housemaster, who additionally occurs to be an old style buddy. hence, the inspector, his accomplice, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James locate themselves once more outdoors their jurisdiction and deeply interested by the hunt for a child—and then, tragically, for a kid killer. wondering prefects, academics, and students closest to the useless boy, Lynley and Havers experience that whatever terribly evil is occurring at the back of Bredgar Chambers's cloistered partitions. yet as they start to release the secrets and techniques of this closed society, the research into Matthew's dying leads them perilously with regards to their very own emotional wounds—and blinds them to the symptoms of one other homicide within the making....

From the Paperback edition.

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Bad Intentions

By Norman Partridge

Norman Partridge's first tale assortment, Mr. Fox and different Feral Tales, received a Bram Stoker Award, and his first novel, Slippin' Into Darkness, garnered the top compliment from horror critics; so it's no shock that this moment assortment is a knockout. right here, in dusty Southwestern settings with tawdry glimmers of popular culture, you'll locate carnival roustabouts, an Elvis impersonator, a demon gunslinger, a gorilla gunslinger, colossal vehicles, a heavyweight champ who's earlier his prime--all of them flirting with demise, if no longer damnation, too. The fragmented narratives are from time to time a little befuddling, however the writing is lean and evocative, like Dennis Etchison or Jim Thompson. As Joe R. Lansdale writes within the creation, "Bad Intentions might be some of the most vital brief tale collections of the nineties." And this primary variation of basically 526 copies, with a amazing hide portray by means of Ryan Dreimiller, will probably be a collector's merchandise.

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Trap Line (Black Lizard Series, Book 2)

By Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano

The gripping mystery from ny occasions bestselling writer Carl Hiaasen—now to be had as an ebook

A Key West fishing captain takes on Florida's drug lords in an underground struggle which may price him his freedom—and his lifestyles notwithstanding he's one in all Key West's such a lot expert fishing captains, Breeze Albury slightly ekes out a dwelling at the meager profits of his exchange. in the meantime, Cuban and Colombian drug smugglers thrive all around—and they've got their attractions set on Albury and his fishing boat. After the smugglers lower his 300 capture traces and weigh down his livelihood, Albury is pressured to run medicines to outlive. but if he will get busted through the crooked leader of police and turns into a aim of the drug machine's brutal hit males, Albury turns into a vigilante at the seas of South Florida, unleashing a fiery and incessant vengeance on Key West's most deadly criminals.

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Carthage: A Novel

By Joyce Carol Oates

A enchanting novel that examines grief, religion, justice, and the atrocities of battle during the tale of a tender girl's disappearance in a small adirondack town

Zeno mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the evening, long past lacking within the wilds of the Adirondacks. but if the neighborhood of Carthage joins a father's frantic look for the lady, they observe the unlikeliest of suspects—a embellished Iraq conflict veteran with shut ties to the Mayfield family members. As grisly proof mounts opposed to the bothered struggle hero, the kin needs to strive against with the potential for having misplaced a daughter forever.

Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded younger corporal, haunted through unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, whereas unraveling the tale of a disaffected younger lady whose exile from her relatives could have come lengthy earlier than her disappearance.

Dark and riveting, Carthage is a strong addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one who explores the human ability for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it is ever really attainable to return domestic again.

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

By Herbert Asbury

First released in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind travel throughout the low-life of nineteenth-century long island has turn into an indispensible vintage of city heritage.

Focusing at the saloon halls, playing dens, and winding alleys of the Bowery and the infamous 5 issues district, The Gangs of recent York dramatically inspires the destitution and surprising violence of a turbulent period, whilst colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, invoice the Butcher, and Hell-Cat Maggie lurked within the shadows, and notorious gangs just like the Plug Uglies, the lifeless Rabbits, and the Bowery Boys governed the streets. A rogues gallery of prostitutes, pimps, poisoners, pickpockets, murderers, and thieves, The Gangs of recent York is a dramatic and exciting glimpse at a city's darkish previous.

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The Sudden Arrival of Violence (The Glasgow Trilogy)

By Malcolm Mackay

It starts off with deaths: a money-man and a grass. Deaths that provide a special chance to a guy like Calum MacLean. a guy who has ultimately had adequate of killing.

in the meantime of Glasgow's greatest legal enterprises are at quiet, lethal conflict with each other. And as Detective Michael Fisher is familiar with, the most important - and bloodiest - manoeuvres are but to return . . .

the lovely end to Malcolm Mackay's lauded Glasgow Trilogy, The unexpected Arrival of Violence will go back readers to the city's underworld: a spot of darkish reasons, harmful allegiances and inescapable violence . . .

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