By Raymond Khoury
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"It has served us good, this fable of Christ."
Pope Leo X, sixteenth Century
In a hail of fireplace and flashing sword, because the burning urban of Acre falls from the arms of the West in 1291, The final Templar opens with a tender Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the ocean sporting a mysterious chest entrusted to them by way of the Order's death Grand grasp. The send vanishes with no trace.
In modern ny, 4 masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from principal Park and journey up the 5th street steps of the Metropolitan Museum of paintings in the course of the blacktie beginning of a Treasures of the Vatican convey. Storming throughout the crowds, the horsemen brutally assault someone status among them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror because the chief of the horsemen hones in on one piece specifically, a wierd geared machine. He utters a couple of cryptic Latin phrases as he's taking carry of it with reverence earlier than best the horsemen out and disappearing into the night.
In the aftermath, an FBI research is led via anti-terrorist professional Sean Reilly. quickly, he and Tess are drawn into the darkish, hidden heritage of the crusading Knights, plunging them right into a lethal online game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race throughout 3 continents to get well the misplaced mystery of the Templars.
By Robert Bruce Stewart
It isn't extraordinary case that starts off with a killing in a fake Chinatown and leads to a séance would come with a beneficiant aiding of farce. yet now not even Harry Reese--a guy good used to a existence merely loosely tethered to reality--is ready for what he encounters that autumn in 1902. earlier than it really is over, he will meet cricket ranchers, vaudeville artistes, white slavers, morality crusaders, circus roustabouts, and wayward Utopians, and regularly turn into sidetracked by way of the necessity to rescue his household from penal complex, or the clutches of a ruthless tong. Is it any ask yourself the case was once installed movement via the machinations of his expensive spouse Emmie?
By Robin Sloan
A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times booklet Prize for First Fiction, named a top ebook of the 12 months via NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle
The nice Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon clear of existence as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour bookstall. yet after a number of days at the activity, Clay discovers that the shop is extra curious than both its identify or its gnomic proprietor may possibly recommend. the purchasers are few, and so they by no means appear to purchase anything―instead, they "check out" huge, vague volumes from unusual corners of the shop. Suspicious, Clay engineers an research of the clientele's habit, looking support from his variously gifted pals. but if they bring about their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they realize the bookstore's secrets and techniques expand a long way past its partitions. Rendered with impossible to resist brio and extraordinary intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is strictly what it seems like: an institution you might want to input and may by no means are looking to leave.
By Lilian Jackson Braun
Meet prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his impressive Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum—the impossible, most unique, most enjoyable staff in detective fiction!
The manner Jim Qwilleran sees it, there’s not anything worse than being left excessive and dry. yet that’s precisely the place he’s been ever in view that a record-breaking drought hit Moose County. He’s bedraggled. Beleaguered. And, following a rash of fires at neighborhood ancient minesites, deeply bewildered. a few blame the blazes on undesirable climatic conditions, yet Qwill’s considering arson. And while a mysterious explosion is by way of a blood-chilling homicide, he begins heavily praying for snow—and solutions. great point Koko can scent difficulty a mile away…
By Donald J. Sobol
Encyclopedia Brown has an uncanny knack for trivialities. together with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local young children via his personal detective company. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him clear up probably the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in every one e-book, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, yet readers are given the entire clues to boot and will chime in with their very own suggestions. Interactive and fun—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
By Joni Folger
When Elise Beckett’s long-distance beau, Stuart, bargains her a dream activity in natural horticulture study, she’s torn among the potential for an entire life and her obligations at her family’s River Bend winery. yet prior to Elise has time to make her determination, Uncle Edmond―the family’s money-loving and temper-toting black sheep―is came across useless on winery land. What looks an unintentional drowning proves to be homicide, and each Beckett, even Elise, is a suspect.
Sheriff’s Deputy Jackson Landry needs to capture Edmond’s killer, and Elise is decided to aid him―whether he wishes her to or now not. Delving deeper into the secret, Jackson and Elise develop into tangled in an extended vine of suspects and darkish secrets and techniques. Now a race is on for them to forestall the lethal plot prior to the assassin claims one other victim.
"The characters are brilliant, the plot is cleverly and coherently woven jointly, and the suspense builds as much as a hair-raising [ending]."―Publishers Weekly
By Sue Grafton
"M" is for funds. plenty of it. "M" is for Malek development, the $40 million corporation that grew out of modest soil to turn into one of many enormous 3 in California building, one of many few nonetheless in family members hands.
"M" is for the Malek relations: 4 sons now nearing heart age who stand to inherit a fortune--four males with very varied outlooks, temperaments, and desires, associated simply through blood and cash. Eighteen years in the past, one in all them--angry, stricken, and in trouble--went missing.
"M" is for Millhone, employed to track that lacking black sheep brother.
"M" is for thoughts, none of them satisfied. The sour thoughts of an embattled family members. This prodigal son will locate no welcome at his family's desk. "M" is for malice.
And in brutal final result, "M" is for homicide, the all-too-common end result of familial hatreds.
"M" is for malice . . . and malice kills.
While 9 witches are by chance despatched from 546 A.D. to trendy day France by means of a mythical wizard, they cope the single method they could – through mentioning themselves to be an order of nuns from the hot international. yet with autumn quick impending and paranormal job at the upward push, the nuns…or…er…witches are known as upon for support. stable witch Noelle needs to determine who murdered the ghost who haunts her chocolate store, whereas the remainder of the witches develop into embroiled with a ghost who's haunting a close-by chateau. while those witches, who lived a calm lifestyles within the woodland Fosse sooner than being thrust into the longer term, needs to come to accommodate such modern-day horrors as: guide transmissions, tiling saws, ultra-pampered palates and attractive medical professionals. Will Noelle ever win over the French together with her candies? Will Monique cease assaulting the runaway tiling observed with library books? Will Hatha study the variation among first and fourth equipment? And extra importantly, will they trap Hugo Fermier’s killer?
By Leann Sweeney
While cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to assist a neighborhood animal preserve relocate a colony of feral cats dwelling in an deserted fabric mill, she by no means expects to discover a girl residing there, too. Jeannie went lacking from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade in the past, after her personal daughter’s disappearance.
Jeannie refuses to depart the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years in the past. in the end, she and Boots believe the necessity to guard the premises from “creepers” who are available the evening. After Jeannie is damage in an twist of fate and is taken away, these who have come to city to assist repurpose the mill discover a bad discovery.. because the wheels commence handing over Jillian’s brain, a mysterious new pussycat good friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and darkish mystery.
By Kerry Greenwood
The Honourable Phryne Fisher--she of the Lulu bob, eco-friendly eyes, Cupid's Bow lips, and diamante garters--is the 1920's so much based and irrepressible sleuth. This glowing number of Phryne brief tales and different Phryne miscellany--including Phryne's favorite sneakers and hats, scrumptious cocktail recipes and her top assistance for discouraging unwated admierers--is a gorgeously collectable deal with for all Phryne fanatics. Lavishly illustrated with divine color illustrations by way of Beth Norling, a question of dying will convey pleasure to the hearts of Phryne Fisher lovers in all places.