The Detective & the Pipe Girl: A Mystery (A John Darvelle Mystery)

By Michael Craven

Finalist for the 2015 Nero Wolfe Award

Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award

With a method as targeted as crime masters comparable to Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, and Harlan Coben, Michael Craven offers a richly atmospheric, funny, fast moving secret that introduces unforgettable deepest eye John Darvelle and brilliantly captures the seductive temper and magnetism of Los Angeles.

Private Detective John Darvelle is a guy of particular tastes—simple layout, shrewdpermanent ladies, reasonable American beer. He’s a guy of particular opinions—drive a automobile no one can be mindful, stay away from brunch in any respect expenditures, and don’t stay in Brentwood. And he adheres to his personal expert code—an indelible mixture of dedication, loyalty, and event. He additionally performs loads of ping-pong.

Arthur Vonz is considered one of Tinseltown’s strongest males, a filmmaker one of the ranks of Spielberg, Coppola, and Kubrick. He hires Darvelle to discover a tender girl named Suzanne Neal, an incandescent attractiveness who simply will be hiding something.

What begins as a simple task quickly has Darvelle plunging deep into the seductive and hidden international of Hollywood’s elite. A twisting, turning trip that places him face-to-face with the LAPD, a ruthless underground crime operation, and a cold-blooded killer.

It’s the case of an entire life that can finish his life.

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Haunt Me Still

By Jennifer Lee Carrell

The sleek heroine of the nationwide bestseller Interred with Their Bones returns, in a mystery centering on Shakespeare's eeriest play.

A mythical theatrical curse . . . A rune-engraved blade, a mysterious replicate, and an historic cauldron . . . And a ritually murdered physique specified by the way of old pagan burials.

Kate Stanley, Jennifer Lee Carrell's dauntless Shakespearean scholarturned- director, made a memorable-and New York Times bestselling- debut in Interred with Their Bones. Having chased down her mentor's killer (and improving one in every of Shakespeare's misplaced performs within the process), Kate's popularity as a director with an services in "occult Shakespeare" catapults her-and Ben Pearl, her accomplice in crime-solving-into a brand new creation of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled selection of gadgets bearing on either to the play and the old Scottish king for whom it really is named.

The Bard's witch-haunted play is famously cursed, its acceptance for malevolence so powerful that many actors refuse to cite or perhaps identify the play aloud. And as rehearsals commence on the foot of Scotland's Dunsinnan Hill, it does not take lengthy for the curse to stir. unusual references to the boy actor who first performed girl Macbeth in Shakespeare's day-and died within the role-pop up. A trench atop Dunsinnan Hill is located full of blood, and a severed human thumb turns up one of the props. And Kate starts off sleepwalking, waking early one morning by myself atop the hill, her palms smeared with blood.

Kate has no reminiscence of ways she acquired there, yet later that day a neighborhood lady is located lifeless at the hill in conditions that recommend not only ritual homicide yet historical pagan sacrifice. With the police extra all for Kate as a suspect than as a potential destiny sufferer, she and Ben locate themselves in a determined race to find a misplaced model of Macbeth, stated to comprise rituals of witchcraft geared toward conjuring demonic forces to realize forbidden wisdom. besides the fact that a lot Kate want to push aside such rituals as superstition, another individual seems keen to kill for them-and for the manuscript stated to spell them out.

Marked for sacrifice, can Kate Stanley discover the killer ahead of she turns into the subsequent victim?

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The Winter Garden Mystery: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries)

By Carola Dunn

In England, 1923, The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple has decided that, whereas surprising to her classification, is in excellent retaining with the spirit of the days. instead of reside with family members until eventually she marries, she has determined to make her personal residing together with her writing. Her sequence of articles on kingdom manor houses has confirmed to be a hit, and he or she travels to Occles corridor to analyze her most recent piece.

What she unearths is a loved ones lower than the thumb of the ill-tempered and significant girl Valeria. And the invention of the physique of a pregnant maid buried in the iciness backyard does not anything to enhance girl Valeria's temper. a tender Welsh under-gardener is arrested for the crime yet Daisy is certain of his innocence. cautious of the aura that permeates Occles corridor, Daisy convinces Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard to enquire extra - a homicide that's extra complicated and scary than both can have imagined.

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A Serpent's Tooth: A Longmire Mystery

By Craig Johnson

The 9th booklet of the New York Times bestselling sequence and foundation for LONGMIRE, the hit drama sequence now on Netflix

Craig Johnson's The Highwayman is now on hand from Viking

It’s homecoming for the Durant Dogies while twine Lynear, a Mormon “lost boy” pressured off his compound for rebellious habit, exhibits up in Absaroka County. with no a lot assistance, divine or in a different way, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry status endure look for the boy’s mom and locate themselves on a high-plains scavenger hunt that ends on the barbed-wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy team. Run via four-hundred-pound Roy Lynear, Cord’s father, the crowd is frighteningly good armed and extremely strong at retaining secrets.

Walt’s bought wire locked up for his personal sturdy, however the Absaroka County jailhouse is getting crowded because the arrival of the boy’s self-appointed bodyguard, a dangerously spry previous guy who claims to be blessed through Joseph Smith himself. As Walt, Vic, and Henry butt heads with the Lynears, they pay attention whispers of huge Oil and the CIA and worry they could be facing much more than they bargained for.

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What Happened to Sophie Wilder

By Christopher R. Beha

A heartfelt exploration of religion and love and friendship, What occurred To Sophie Wilder is a gorgeous, soaking up paintings in regards to the redemptive strength of storytelling: a literary love story.

Charlie Blakeman has simply released his first novel, to just about no acclaim. he is residing on New York's Washington sq., suffering from his follow-up, and floundering inside his pseudointellectual coterie while his university love, Sophie Wilder, returns to his existence. Sophie is additionally suffering, notwithstanding Charlie is not yes why, given that they have slightly spoke, after falling out a decade ahead of. Now Sophie starts off to inform Charlie the tale of her existence on account that then, relatively the tale of the times she spent caring for a loss of life guy together with his personal negative prior and of the tricky determination he pressured her to make. whilst she disappears once more, Charlie units out to find what occurred to Sophie Wilder. Christopher Beha's debut novel explores religion, love, friendship, and, finally, the redemptive energy of storytelling.

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The Blazing World: A Novel

By Siri Hustvedt

Named one of many New York occasions Book Review’s a hundred amazing Books of the 12 months ** Publishers Weekly’s most sensible Fiction Books of 2014 ** NPR top Books of 2014 ** Kirkus Reviews most sensible Literary Fiction Books of 2014 ** Washington put up best 50 Fiction Books of 2014 ** Boston Globe’s most sensible Fiction of 2014 ** The Telegraph’s most sensible Fiction to learn 2014 ** St. Louis put up Dispatch’s most sensible Books of 2014 ** The self sufficient Fiction Books of the 12 months 2014 ** one in all Buzzfeed’s most sensible Books Written by way of girls in 2014 ** San Francisco Chronicle’s better of 2014 ** A Nancy Pearl choose ** PopMatters.com’s better of 2014 Fiction

Winner of the 2014 los angeles instances ebook Prize for Fiction

Finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize

Hailed via The Washington Post as “Siri Hustvedt’s most sensible novel but, an electrifying work,” The Blazing World is a masterful novel approximately notion, prejudice, hope, and one woman’s fight to be seen.

In a brand new novel known as “searingly fresh... A Nabokovian cat’s cradle” at the hide of The big apple occasions e-book Review, the across the world bestselling writer tells the provocative tale of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of getting her paintings missed, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s artwork international while she recruits 3 younger males to give her creations as their very own. but whilst the indicates prevail and Burden steps ahead for her successful display, she is betrayed through the 3rd guy, Rune. Many critics aspect with him, and Burden and Rune locate themselves in a charged and unsafe video game, one who leads to his extraordinary death.

An intricately conceived, diabolical puzzle provided as a suite of texts, together with Harriet’s journals, assembled after her loss of life, this “glorious mashup of storytelling and scholarship” (San Francisco Chronicle) unfolds from a number of views as Harriet’s critics, enthusiasts, relatives, and others provide their very own conflicting reviews of the place the reality lies. Writing in Slate, Katie Roiphe declared it “a spectacularly stable read...feminism within the culture of Simone de Beauvoir’s The moment Sex or Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: richly complicated, densely mental, dazzlingly nuanced.”

“Astonishing, harrowing, and totally, thoroughly engrossing” (NPR), Hustvedt’s new novel is “Blazing indeed:...with agonizing compassion for all of wounded humanity”(Kirkus Reviews, starred review). it's a masterpiece that would be remembered for future years.

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