By Rhys Bowen
Murphy's Law is the pleasing first access of Rhys Bowen's New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy series
Molly Murphy constantly knew she'd turn out in hassle, simply as her mom expected. So, while she commits homicide in self-defense, she flees her loved eire, and her id, for the nameless beaches of the United States. whilst she arrives in long island and sees the welcoming promise of freedom within the Statue of Liberty, Molly starts off to respire more straightforward. but if a guy is murdered on Ellis Island, a guy Molly used to be visible arguing with, she turns into a major suspect within the crime.
Using her Irish allure and sharp wit, Molly escapes Ellis Island and units out to discover the wily killer on her personal. Pounding the infamous streets of Hell's Kitchen and the decrease East facet, Molly make take a seat her determined project to transparent her identify earlier than her lethal prior comes again to hang-out her new future.
Murphy's Law gained the 2001 Agatha Award and was once nominated for the 2002 Mary Higgins Clark Award.
By Nicholas Meyer
"As authentically, irresistibly gripping as something Conan Doyle ever wrote. . . . do not leave out it."—Cosmopolitan
March 1895. London. A month of odd happenings within the West finish. First there's the unusual homicide of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit opposed to the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the general public is scandalized. subsequent, the ingenue on the Savoy is came upon along with her throat slashed. And a police health care provider disappears, taking corpses with him.
a number of the theater district's most trendy and inventive luminaries were concerned: a penniless level critic and author named Bernard Shaw; Ellen Terry, the proficient and gorgeous actress; a suspicious field place of work clerk named Bram Stoker; an getting older matinee idol, Henry Irving; an unscrupulous writer calling himself Frank Harris; and a arguable wit by means of the identify of Oscar Wilde.
Scotland backyard is mystified through what seem to be unrelated circumstances, yet to Sherlock Holmes the problem is uncomplicated: a maniac is at the unfastened. His identify is Jack.
By Jacqueline Winspear
In the 3rd novel of this bestselling sequence, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave chance as she returns to the positioning of her so much painful WWI thoughts to unravel the secret of a pilot's death.
A deathbed plea from his spouse leads Sir Cecil Lawton to hunt the help of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie quickly learns, Agnes Lawton by no means approved that her aviator son used to be killed within the nice struggle, a torment that led her not just to the sting of insanity yet to the doorways of these who perform the darkish arts and commune with the spirit global. In accepting the project, Maisie unearths her religious energy verified, in addition to her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The project additionally brings her jointly once more along with her university buddy Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who misplaced 3 brothers to the war―one of whom, it seems, had an exciting connection to the lacking Ralph Lawton.
Following at the heels of the effective Birds of a Feather, PARDONABLE LIES is the main compelling installment but within the chronicles of Maisie Dobbs, "a heroine to cherish" (Marilyn Stasio, the recent York occasions e-book Review).
By Juliet Blackwell
Bed-and-breakfast—with an aspect of ghosts.
Word has unfold that contractor Mel Turner can speak with the spirits of the useless, and she’s having a difficult time retaining a low profile. She comes to a decision to include her attractiveness for the opportunity to revive a historical apartment that calls to her. the hot proprietors, who wish to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, wish Mel to inspire the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to augment the house’s paranormal charm.
The trap: Mel has to spend one evening in the home to win the undertaking. through the spine-chilling sleepover, the property profits one other supernatural occupant while a person doesn’t live on the evening. As Mel attempts to coax the resident spirits into revealing the id of the killer, she hazards turning into the following casualty of this harmful renovation.
By Phil Rickman
An unnatural physique, a city steeped in black magic, and maddening isolation—has paranormal consultant Merrily Watkins ultimately met her match?
A man's physique is located lower than a waterfall. It seems like suicide or an unintentional drowning—until DI Frannie Bliss enters the lifeless man's domestic. What he reveals there sends him to Merrily Watkins, the Diocese of Hereford's authentic consultant at the paranormal. it truly is been nearly 40 years considering the fact that Hay used to be declared an self reliant kingdom by way of its self-styled king—a improvement visible on the time as a shaggy dog story, a exposure rip-off. yet in the back of this pastiche a depressing layout was once taking form, making a hidden heritage of homicide and ritual-magic, the relics of that are merely now changing into horribly seen. it is a scenario that may take Merrily Watkins—alone for the 1st time in years—to the sting of madness.
By Harlan Coben
The previous by no means really fades away.…
Megan is a suburban football mother who as soon as upon a time walked at the wild part. Ray was a skilled documentary photographer, yet now he unearths himself in a dead-end task posing as paparazzo. Broome is a detective who can’t allow move of a chilly case.
Three humans dwelling lives they by no means sought after are hiding secrets and techniques that even these closest to them might by no means suspect. And as each one confronts the darkish aspect of the yankee dream—the boredom of a pleasant suburban lifestyles, the buzz of temptation, the desperation and starvation that could lurk at the back of even the prettiest facades—they will notice the demanding fact that the road among one form of lifestyles and one other should be as whisper skinny as a heartbeat.
By Mark Billingham
Once burned . . .
By rights, the awful schoolyard crime must have been laid to relaxation 20 years in the past. An alleged wrongdoer confessed and now could be getting older in the back of bars. however the case nonetheless haunts ex-Detective leader Inspector Carol Chamberlain -- and he or she has requested DI Tom Thorne to discover a annoying fact that lies buried within the ashes.
A sequence of brutal gangland slayings -- every one sufferer discovered with an X gouged into his again -- has Thorne plunging into the fires of a dangerous turf conflict, as he makes an attempt to tie jointly the threads of confusing crimes separated by means of many years. yet time is speedily operating out in his look for a copycat who revels in blood and soreness -- as the physique count number retains emerging . . . and an individual has carved an X into Tom Thorne's entrance door.
By Tamar Myers
New within the nationwide bestselling series— Magdalena Yoder solves a case of hotcake homicide.
During a church breakfast, Minerva J. Jay, identified for her prodigious urge for food, slumps over after eating numerous stacks of pancakes. Police leader Chris Ackerman wonders if the serving of the deadly flapjacks is a case of attack and batter. Magdalena has her personal bun within the oven, yet that doesn’t cease the executive from requesting her support with the investigation.
Before Magdalena can start, notwithstanding, she has to make a different supply of her own—and simply while she thinks she’s came upon her number 1 suspect, he turns up lifeless, squished flatter than a pancake via a driverless cement truck. Now, to prevent the killer from cooking up one other crime, Magdalena has no selection yet to leap from the frying pan into the fireplace.