By Kate Kingsbury
The Pennyfoot hides many secrets and techniques and its downstairs employees retains a decent lip, even if the Edwardian aristocrats are noticed dallying with damsels within the boudoirs, or playing within the forbidden card rooms hidden under the floorboards. may still at times one of many inn site visitors fall prey to a dastardly assassin, notwithstanding, it's as much as Cecily Sinclair to revive order earlier than Scotland backyard steps in and shuts down her notorious beach inn.
SHE performed the chances – AND LOST!
whilst the attractive female friend of a infamous gangster vanishes, the final guy to be noticeable together with her wishes an alibi – and fast. input Donald Lam of the Cool & Lam detective agency. Donald tracks down the 2 girls with whom his consumer claims to have spent the evening and the customer proclaims the case closed.
yet it’s not. anything approximately his client’s tale doesn’t upload up, and Donald can’t face up to the temptation to maintain digging. earlier than he is aware it, he’s dug up connections to a mining rip-off, an unlawful on line casino, and a double murder – plus a chance for an enterprising deepest eye to make a small fortune, if he can simply remain alive lengthy sufficient to profit from it!
By Lauren Oliver
The New York Times bestselling writer of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her superb grownup debut with this enchanting tale within the culture of The wonderful Bones, Her nervous Symmetry, and The Ocean on the finish of the Lane—a story of relations, ghosts, secrets and techniques, and secret, within which the lives of the residing and the useless intersect in stunning, excellent, and relocating ways.
Wealthy Richard Walker has simply died, forsaking his state condo packed with rooms filled with the detritus of a life-time. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, bothered teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for his or her inheritance.
But the Walkers aren't by myself. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, lengthy useless former citizens sure to the home, linger inside of its claustrophobic partitions. Jostling for house, reminiscence, and supremacy, they notice the relatives, buying and selling barbs and recollections approximately their earlier lives. even though their voices can't be heard, Alice and Sandra converse during the condominium itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak within the stairs, the dimming of a mild bulb.
The residing and lifeless are each one haunted by way of painful truths that would quickly floor with explosive strength. whilst a brand new ghost appears to be like, and Trenton starts off to speak along with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
Elegantly developed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an attractive and ingenious ghost tale and a searing family members drama that's as haunting because it is resonant.
450 years in the past a treasure ship went down. In Miami, the warmth hasn't enable up yet...Hap Tyler tailboards on Biscayne bay, hears voices, seduces younger ladies, and lives at the edge of background in his family's old-money mansion amid Miami's pastel glitz. yet whereas Hap stumbles around in the shadow of his extra winning older brother, Daniel, a tangled internet of deception and greed is being spun round him --a net that leads Daniel to his demise.
Trying to unravel his brother's homicide, Hap collides with a 450-year-old mystery: the disappearance of $400 million in a sunken Spanish plunder. Daniel's upscale female friend is with reference to digging up the treasure, an avaricious senator has already tasted it, and a stone-cold killer will cease at nothing to convey it domestic. For Hap a gloomy and bloody vein of Florida and kin heritage has been opened. And the purely approach to shut it's via a latest ritual of violence and fact.
By Nev Fountain
It’s the statement all its enthusiasts were awaiting! After seventeen lengthy years, they’re bringing again the technology fiction television sequence ‘Vixens from the Void’; an intergalactic tale of area Bitches which used to be as 80s as Hair Gel, dwell relief and the Brixton Riots. So it’s shiny lighting fixtures, stable occasions and the excessive lifestyles for ex-script editor Mervyn Stone back! Or so he thought…
The for the reason that he's caught in a pub within the arse-end of the bottom of Cornwall, without first rate tv channels, no important heating and a badger
in his mattress eludes him in the intervening time. His breakfasts scent of burning flesh, and
his underpants are beginning to coagulate. And to make concerns worse, an individual is making an attempt to kill him.
Is it the incompetent director who hates Mervyn from long ago? The mad fan
who desires the relaunch stopped in any respect expenditures? The flaky formidable celebrity? The
executive manufacturer with ‘issues’? The conceited womanising actor? The writer
pretending to be anything he’s now not? The manufacturer with a to blame mystery? Mervyn is studying whatever extremely important. might be the prior may still remain within the past…
‘As good as being an outstanding crime novel, Cursed between Sequels is a blissfully exact and humorous satire at the idiocies of television.’ - Simon Brett
By Charlotte MacLeod, Alisa Craig
Dittany Henbit is a cheeky spinster who appreciates hermits. Sergeant MacVicars polices close-knit Lobelia Falls, the place each citizen is an archery addict. Aided by means of writer Arethusa Monk, the group discover who shish-kebobbed the Water Works guy, run a crusade, plan a twenty fifth anniversary celebration, and inhale unwholesome quantities of Fig Newtons.
By Charles Todd
“Todd’s novels are recognized for compelling plotting with a considerate whodunit element, wealthy characterization, evocative prose, and haunting atmosphere.”
“Readers who can’t get adequate of [Jacqueline Winspear’s] Maisie Dobbs…are certain to be stuck up within the adventures of Bess Crawford.”
—New York instances publication Review
To nice severe acclaim, writer Charles Todd brought protagonist Bess Crawford in A responsibility to the Dead. The committed international conflict I nurse returns in An neutral Witness, and reveals herself in grave peril whilst an ethical legal responsibility makes her the inadvertent aim of a killer. As hauntingly evocative as Todd’s award-winning, New York Times bestselling Ian Rutledge novels, An neutral Witness transports readers to a gloomy time of warfare and contains us in homicide, intrigue, and the interesting affairs of a very unforgettable solid of characters.
It’s 1963. a brand new band referred to as the Rolling Stones is starting to make its mark and the mini-skirt is getting into style. For younger Liverpudlian photographer Kate O’Donnell, it’s an exhilarating time to be within the capital – particularly as she’s on secondment to an up-and-coming style photographer’s studio. yet there’s a darker aspect to Nineteen Sixties’ London, Kate discovers, while the bare, battered physique of a teenage prostitute is located among the garbage containers in the back of a Soho jazz membership – and it seems the sufferer used to be a former version on the studio the place Kate’s working.
When a moment younger version disappears, Kate enlists her good friend DS Harry Barnard’s aid to determine precisely what’s occurring. jointly, they discover the 1st of numerous darkish secrets and techniques surrounding Andrei Lubin’s style studio and the infamous Jazz Cellar.
By Jon Osborne
While eight-year-old June McMillan is taken from outdoor her college by means of an unhinged former psychological sufferer who steals young ones named after the months of the yr, she dissociates in a wondrous fantasyland she calls "Rainbow Bridges," the place the glossy silver trout check with one another of their precise bubble language and the pleasant beavers by no means, ever devour them.
With one other skull-cracking hangover to maintain him corporation alongside the best way, veteran citadel Myers cop Max Clayton is thrust into the case whilst he starts to enquire the homicide of the little girl's mom at the related day June is taken.
Pairing with an previous colleague from his days within the FBI - designated Agent Lacey Billups - Clayton is pressured to resolve the brain of a madman sooner than it's too overdue and Rainbow Bridges comes tumbling down perpetually.
PRAISE FOR JON OSBORNE'S different paintings
"Terrifying, suspenseful and certainly unique, KILL ME as soon as will kick back you to the bone." - Karin Slaughter, NYT bestselling writer of The furnish County sequence
"If you're keen on a troublesome facet that glitters and drips, you'll get pleasure from Mr. Osborne's first foray." - Cody Mcfadyen, NYT bestselling writer of the Smokey Barrett sequence