Set Sail for Murder (Henrie O)

By Carolyn Hart

Though retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her acquaintances, as soon as grew to become down a wedding suggestion from Jimmy Lennox, he is nonetheless certainly one of her such a lot adored acquaintances. So whilst he asks for her assistance on behalf of his spouse, world-famous documentary filmmaker Sophia Montgomery, Henrie O reluctantly is of the same opinion to hitch them on a Baltic cruise. Sophia is the stepmother to the now-grown heirs of an exceptional fortune, who're none too chuffed that she controls their inheritance. yet do they truly wish her useless? Jimmy thinks so, and he wishes Henrie O to turn out it.

On the cruise, Henrie O quickly realizes that this dysfunctional family members is plunging towards destruction. because the ports of name pass—Copenhagen, Gdynia, Tallinn, St. Petersburg—death inexorably ways. yet Henrie O discovers that love, as soon as kindled, by no means dies. whilst Jimmy is accused of homicide and time is working out, she pursues a shrewdpermanent killer who will not hesitate to strike again.

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Before You Know Kindness

By Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian, bestselling writer of Midwives, offers his such a lot formidable and multi-layered novel to date--examining wildly divisive matters in today’s the USA together with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.On a balmy July evening in New Hampshire a shot jewelry out in a backyard, and a guy falls to the floor, extraordinarily wounded. The wounded guy is Spencer McCullough, the shot that hit him used to be fired–accidentally?–by his adolescent daughter Charlotte. With this shattering second of violence, Chris Bohjalian launches the easiest type of literate page-turner: suspenseful, wryly humorous, and humane.

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The Devil's Cave: A Mystery of the French Countryside

By Martin Walker

It's spring in St. Denis. The village choir is getting ready for its Easter live performance, the wildflowers are blooming, and one of the lazy whorls of the river a lifeless girl is located floating in a ship. this implies one other case for Bruno, the town’s loved leader of police.
 
With the invention of sinister markings and black candles close to the physique, it kind of feels to Bruno that the occult will be concerned. And as questions mount—most significantly a couple of troubling genuine property thought within the quarter and the unexpected reappearance of an aged countess—Bruno and his colleagues are drawn ever in the direction of a climactic showdown within the Gouffre de Colombac: where locals name the Devil’s Cave.

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Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 10)

By M. C. Beaton

When a fortune teller from a prior case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny-and real love-lies in Norfolk, she quickly rents a cottage within the old fashioned village of Fryfam. No quicker does she arrive than unusual issues begin taking place. Random items pass lacking from people's houses and bizarre little lighting fixtures are obvious dancing within the villagers' gardens and yards. tales quickly start circulating concerning the presence of fairies.

But while a well-liked village resident is located murdered, and a few suspicion falls on her and her pal Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha makes a decision she's had adequate of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer.

The prickly but endearing Agatha could have lovers dangling in suspense: Will she capture her crook-and a husband?

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The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, No. 5)

By Shirley Damsgaard

Life is busier than ever for witch Ophelia Jensen. as well as her day activity on the library, she—with assistance from her grandmother Abby—is getting ready to formally undertake Tink, the younger medium she's taken below her wing. So while Ophelia's aged Aunt Dot, longing for event, desires to examine the homicide of a funeral director within the neighboring city, Ophelia attempts to decline. yet then Tink's puppy pulls a cranium out of the woods—a cranium which can belong to a homicide victim.

Finding mysterious bones within the woods is not the in basic terms unusual factor that is occurred to Tink in recent times. She's been having visions of ghastly ghosts imploring her for aid. yet earlier than Ophelia can attach the apparitions with the homicide, Tink is abducted! Ophelia and Abby should conflict a creepy crematorium proprietor and an invasion from a few modern day physique snatchers to discover their protégé . . . otherwise they're going to need to carry a séance simply to converse to her again.

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Old Hall, New Hall

By Michael Innes

The forbears of Sir John Jory, of latest corridor, would appear to have dedicated numerous foul acts, together with tomb-robbery and homicide. previous corridor, the family's former place of abode, is now a college. Biographer Colin Clout, engaged to write down an account of 1 of Jory's ancestors, will get stuck up in a frenzied treasure hunt as rival pursuits and rival claimants probe the previous and bare greed involves the fore.

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The Sherlockian

By Graham Moore

In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, expecting the detective's subsequent event, in simple terms to discover the unthinkable: his writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed opposed to Conan Doyle as his murderer.

Then in 1901, simply as without notice as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The ultimate Problem," he resurrected him. although the author saved particular diaries of his days and paintings, Conan Doyle by no means defined this surprising switch of center. After his demise, considered one of his journals from the meantime interval was once came across to be lacking, and within the a long time given that, hasn't ever been found.

Or has it?

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes fanatic society, The Baker road Irregulars, he by no means imagines he is approximately to be thrust onto the search for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the lacking diary. but if the world's major Doylean pupil is located murdered in his inn room, it truly is Harold - utilizing knowledge and techniques gleaned from numerous detective tales - who takes up the hunt, either for the diary and for the killer.

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