Category Archives: Mystery

Girl on a Wire

By Gwenda Bond

A ballerina, twirling on a twine excessive above the gang. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling during the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to persist with in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. whilst her family members is obtainable a prestigious function within the new Cirque American, it sounds as if Jules and the fantastic Maronis will eventually get the highlight they deserve. however the presence of the Flying Garcias could derail her plans. for many years, the 2 rival households have kept away from one another as sworn enemies.

Jules ignores the drama and specializes in the twine, skyrocketing to repute because the woman in a crimson tutu who dances around the twine at death-defying heights. but if she discovers a peacock feather—an notorious item of undesirable luck—planted on her gown, Jules approximately loses her footing. She has no selection yet to hunt support from the unlikeliest of individuals: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia extended family matriarch and the easiest trapeze artist within the Cirque.

As extra mysterious talismans believed to own unfortunate magic look, Jules and Remy unite to discover the wrongdoer. And in the event that they don’t work out what’s happening quickly, Jules could be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.

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Agony of the Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery)

By Laura Childs

In the most recent novel from the New York Times bestselling writer of Scones & Bones, Indigo Tea store proprietor Theodosia Browning unearths herself in scorching water whilst a physique surfaces on the grand establishing of Charleston’s Neptune Aquarium…

The starting of the aquarium is an enormous Charleston occasion, and Theodosia has been employed to cater the non-public get together to honor dignitaries and big-buck donors. issues are going swimmingly—until Theodosia discovers a physique entangled in a internet, drowned in a single of the aquarium’s state of the art tanks.

To make concerns worse, the sufferer is Theodosia’s former boyfriend, Parker Scully. The EMTs imagine Parker’s drowning was once an coincidence, but if Theodosia notices what appear like security wounds on his palms, she realizes that somebody sought after Parker useless. The police aren’t a fan of her concept, so if she wishes Parker’s killer dropped at justice, Theodosia should leap into the deep finish and begin her personal research…

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Haunt Me Still

By Jennifer Lee Carrell

The smooth 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 old cauldron . . . And a ritually murdered physique specified by the style 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 associate in crime-solving-into a brand new construction of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled number of gadgets bearing on either to the play and the historic Scottish king for whom it truly is named.

The Bard's witch-haunted play is famously cursed, its recognition for malevolence so robust that many actors refuse to cite or maybe identify the play aloud. And as rehearsals start 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 woman Macbeth in Shakespeare's day-and died within the role-pop up. A trench atop Dunsinnan Hill is located packed with blood, and a severed human thumb turns up one of the props. And Kate starts sleepwalking, waking early one morning on my own atop the hill, her palms smeared with blood.

Kate has no reminiscence of ways she received there, yet later that day a neighborhood girl is located useless at the hill in conditions that recommend not only ritual homicide yet old pagan sacrifice. With the police extra interested by 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, acknowledged to include rituals of witchcraft aimed toward conjuring demonic forces to realize forbidden wisdom. notwithstanding a lot Kate want to brush aside such rituals as superstition, another person looks keen to kill for them-and for the manuscript stated to spell them out.

Marked for sacrifice, can Kate Stanley discover the killer prior to she turns into the following victim?

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Mother Finds a Body (Femmes Fatales)

By Gypsy Rose Lee

"Pure ozone to these bored with traditional oxygen."—The New Yorker

In this steamy sequel to The G-String Murders, Gypsy Rose Lee's noir mystery reads as though it really is ripped from her personal diary pages. while her mom reveals a lifeless physique in Gypsy's trailer in the course of her honeymoon, Gypsy realizes that not anyone is who they appear to be, and everybody is precious of suspicion.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the easiest of women’s writing within the vintage pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From secret to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, those rediscovered queens of pulp supply subversive views on a turbulent period. benefit from the sequence: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The ladies in 3-B; Laura; The guy Who enjoyed His Wife; Mother unearths a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

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Blood on Biscayne Bay (Mike Shayne, Book 13)

By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne tangles with a Miami seashore blackmailer on behalf of a long-forgotten friend

It's been 4 years given that his spouse was once murdered, and Mike Shayne isn't willing to recollect the previous days. He's again in Miami while he sees Christine, as soon as his wife's closest buddy, and whatever in his intestine tells him to stick away. Newly married, Christine has racked up $10,000 in playing money owed, and she's able to pawn the single helpful factor she owns: a string of valuable pearls. She asks Shayne to make the handoff. The setup smells fishy, yet he has the same opinion to help—not for Christine's sake, yet for the reminiscence of the girl he loved.

Through a little quickly considering, Shayne erases the debt with out wasting the pearls. His customer may be thrilled, yet Christine is livid that he replaced the plan. ahead of lengthy, Shayne is trapped in an online of blackmail and homicide, the place the #1 suspect is Mike Shayne.

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Scratch Deeper

In Mauritius, a retired legislation Lord is brutally murdered, whereas in Manchester, the Labour social gathering convention is starting.

DC Iona Khan's first case within the Counter Terrorism Unit seems to be a trivial use of fake id, while a Sri Lankan pupil asks questions on Manchester's tunnel approach. but if she learns the id of the conference's visitor speaker, Iona needs to input the realm underneath the town to avoid a catastrophe.

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Dust: A Richard Jury Mystery

By Martha Grimes

Whilst an previous good friend pulls Richard Jury into the research of a prosperous bachelors homicide, Jury quickly reveals himself in over his head with the gorgeous leader examining officer and the fake leads surrounding the once-charismatic lifeless guy, final visible alive in a membership named airborne dirt and dust. to be had in a top class version.

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The Biographer's Tale: A Novel

By A. S. Byatt

From the award-winning writer of Possession comes an creative novel approximately love and literary sleuthing: a blinding fiction woven out of 1 man’s look for fact.

Here is the tale of Phineas G. Nanson, a dissatisfied graduate scholar who comes to a decision to flee the area of postmodern literary idea and immerse himself within the messiness of “real existence” through writing a biography of a superb biographer. In a sequence of adventures which are by means of turns highbrow and comedian, medical and sensual, Phineas tracks his topic to the deserts of Africa and the maelstrom of the Arctic. alongside the best way he involves depend on ladies, one in every of whom could be the consultant he wishes out of the dizzying labyrinth of his examine and again into his personal existence. A tantalizing yarn of detection and hope, The Biographer’s Tale is a provocative examine “truth” in biography and our perennial quest for simple task.

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Mean Spirit (The Cold Calling, Book 2)

By Will Kingdom

By surprise a sufferer of her personal awesome presents, Seffi Callard, the world's top identified non secular medium, has been pressured to again clear of the glamour and the glow of public adulation, changing into a paranoid recluse at her father's domestic within the Cotswolds. who's stalking Seffi Callard—and from which aspect of the grave?

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