Download E-books The Devil's Interval (A Maggie Fiori Mystery) PDF

By Linda Lee Peterson

“Impossible to place down. gleaming conversation, references either musical and literary, and an offbeat solid of plausible characters make the pages fly by.”
Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

Maggie Fiori makes use of her powers as a journalist to dig into the realm of San Francisco's elite after a limo motive force is convicted of murdering a socialite. among handling her sons' football practices, saving her broken marriage, and dealing with her maddening employees, Maggie fights to end up that the "Limousine Lothario" used to be to blame of not more than loving his mother.

Linda Lee Peterson is the writer of Edited to Death, which brought readers to San Francisco sleuth and journal editor Maggie Fiori. a well known advertising and marketing professional, Peterson has additionally written a number of nonfiction books and contributed to such courses because the Chicago Tribune.

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Download E-books As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel PDF

By Alan Bradley


Flavia de Luce—“part Harriet the undercover agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A sequence of unlucky Events” (The manhattan instances publication Review)—takes her amazing sleuthing prowess to the by surprise unsavory global of Canadian boarding colleges within the alluring new secret from New York occasions bestselling writer Alan Bradley.

Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her challenge, whilst her father and Aunt Felicity send her off to overlook Bodycote’s lady Academy, the boarding tuition that her mom, Harriet, as soon as attended around the sea in Canada. The solar has now not but risen on Flavia’s first day in captivity while a present lands at her toes. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that present is a charred and mummified physique, which tumbles out of a bed room chimney. Now, whereas attending sessions, making neighbors (and enemies), and assessing the school’s stern headmistress and college (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is at the hunt for the victim’s id and time of loss of life, in addition to suspects, explanations, and skill. Rumors swirl that omit Bodycote’s is haunted, and that a number of women have disappeared and not using a hint. by way of fixing a number of mysteries, Flavia is as much as the task—but her actual future has but to be revealed.

Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
“Flavia de Luce [is] possibly modern crime fiction’s most unusual character—to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) slightly starts to explain her.”Maclean’s
“Another deal with for readers of every age . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] continues the excessive criteria Bradley set from the start.”Booklist
“Exceptional . . . [The] exciting setup basically will get higher, and Bradley makes leave out Bodycote’s a definitely Gothic environment for Flavia’s sleuthing. via all of it, her morbid narrative voice keeps to charm.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Even finally those years, Flavia de Luce remains to be the world’s maximum adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth.”The Seattle Times
“Plot twists come speedier than Canadian snowstorm. . . . Bradley’s feel of remark is as prepared as gung-ho scientist Flavia’s. . . . the implications to date are seven gleaming Flavia de Luce mysteries.”Library Journal
“A damn stable ‘girls’ personal event’ yarn with an in depth solid of characters and suspects . . . whilst all is printed, the hyperlinks, misunderstandings and secrecy have a pleasing click.”Winnipeg unfastened Press
“A pleasant installment within the series!”LibraryReads
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s cherished Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
“If ever there have been a sleuth who’s daring, outstanding, and, sure, lovely, it’s Flavia de Luce.”USA Today
“This idiosyncratic younger heroine keeps to charm.”The Wall road Journal
“Delightful . . . a mixture of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.”The Boston Globe

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Great Pictorial History of World Crime (2 Volumes) PDF

By Jay Robert Nash

The large and mysterious global of criminals, from precedent days in the course of the 21st century, is vividly captured in The nice Pictorial background of worldwide Crime. This distinctive and awesome reference paintings chronicles each significant felony act from each period. A definitive reference resource to world wide crime, this unheard of survey is geared up into 16 chapters:

  • Assassination
  • Bigamy
  • Burglary
  • Cannibalism
  • Celebrity Slayings
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Gangs, Gangsters, and arranged Crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Mass Murder
  • Piracy
  • Robbery
  • Secret felony Societies
  • Serial Killers
  • Terrorism
  • Unsolved Homicides

Each bankruptcy starts with an essay that introduces the subject and offers a concise review of the old, social, and political value of the crime. topics are additional constructed crime by means of crime via descriptive entries masking the legal acts, modus operandi, legal historical past details, and reasons, besides insightful anecdotes.

In addition to being a being an essential and informative old and sociological reference paintings, The nice Pictorial historical past of worldwide Crime beneficial properties greater than 2,500 illustrations. greater than a chronicle of chilling occasions, those volumes supply gripping studying for an individual drawn to precise crime, legislations enforcement, criminology, and felony justice.

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Download E-books Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch (Murder She Wrote, Book 12) PDF

By Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher

Whereas vacationing an outdated friend's ranch in Colorado, bestselling secret writer Jessica Fletcher is stuck in a fiendish plot of revenge whilst one of many site visitors is located stabbed to dying. quickly after, the victim's spouse is additionally stumbled on murdered in a grotesque style. With the police at a loss, and the remainder of the ranch visitors on facet, Jessica makes a decision to do a little analysis into the earlier of a few of the fewer than cordial site visitors. What she discovers can help her crack the case...if it doesn't get her killed first!

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Download E-books Photo Finish (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn) PDF

By Ngaio Marsh

As in her past ebook, Grave Mistake, Ngaio Marsh bargains up a girl of a undeniable age, high-strung and hyperventilating, ticks in need of neurosis. Photo Finish's useless diva, the soprano Isabella Sommita, used to be generally loathed, rather a lot in order that the matter is much less a scarcity of believable suspects than a humiliation of suggestions. even though the grand country-house – and with it, the country-house homicide – was once background via 1980, while Photo Finish used to be initially released, Dame Ngaio obtained round the challenge by way of environment the tale on a lavish island property, bring to an end from the mainland by means of a surprising typhoon. fortunately, Inspector Alleyn is likely one of the visitors, and will take cost within the coppers' absence. The penultimate booklet within the sequence, Photo Finish can also be one in every of merely 4 books set in Marsh's local New Zealand. it really is great to imagine that she got here domestic on the end.

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Download E-books The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders PDF

Alone in ny urban, Lizanne Steffasson comes nose to nose with fact while her dream of performing on Broadway collapses.

Now she simply must pay her hire. So she solutions an strange advert within the paper, for 'a attractive woman. One now not afraid to appear on danger's vivid face'.

Lizanne is neither appealing nor fearless, but she is unquestionably approximately to seem possibility within the face. a brand new York property legal professional desires her aid to trace down a tender guy who has vanished into the wilds of town at the eve of inheriting an unlimited amount of money from his billionaire overdue father, a Swedish guy often called the Cross-Eyed Bear.

It seems that Lizanne is the right individual for the task, as she understands extra in regards to the tale than her supplier has bargained for . . .

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Download E-books Tropic of Night: A Novel (Jimmy Paz) PDF

By Michael Gruber

Jane Doe lives within the shadows lower than an assumed identify. A once-promising anthropologist and knowledgeable on shamanism, each person thinks she's lifeless. Or so she hopes.

Jimmy Paz is a Cuban-American police detective. Straddling cultures, he knows issues others cannot.

When the killings commence -- a chain of ritualistic murders -- all of Miami is terrified. specifically Jane. She is aware the darkish fact that Jimmy needs to desperately seek to discover. As their lives slowly interconnect, Jane and Paz are quickly stuck in a cataclysmic conflict among sturdy and an evil as unbelievable because it is terrifying . . .

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Download E-books The Sixth Man (King & Maxwell Series) PDF

By David Baldacci

Watch King & Maxwell, TNT's new sequence in line with David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, on Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

After the number 1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell go back of their such a lot stunning case: a excessive stakes fight the place the relentless wishes of nationwide protection run up opposed to absolutely the limits of the human mind.


Edgar Roy--an alleged serial killer held in a safe, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is waiting for trial. He faces virtually sure conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are known as in by means of Roy's legal professional, Sean's previous good friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to aid paintings the case. yet their research is derailed prior to it begins--en path to their first assembly with Bergin, Sean and Michelle locate him murdered.
It is now as much as them to invite the questions not anyone turns out to need spoke back: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With aid from a few spectacular allies, they proceed to pursue the case. however the extra they dig into Roy's earlier, the extra they come across hindrances, half-truths, dead-ends, fake buddies, and escalating threats from each path. Their patience places them on a collision path with the top degrees of the govt and the darkest corners of energy. In a terrifying disagreement that may push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo might be completely parted.

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Download E-books Library of the Dead (Will Piper, Book 1) PDF

By Glenn Cooper

Originally released as mystery of the 7th Son

The such a lot stunning mystery within the historical past of mankind is ready to be revealed...A assassin is at the unfastened at the streets of latest York urban: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he's claimed six sufferers in precisely weeks, and town is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the sufferers don't have anything in universal, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that every acquired a ailing postcard within the mail prior to they died - a postcard that introduced their date of demise. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, as soon as the main comprehensive serial killing specialist within the bureau's background, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement. combating his personal demons, Will is quickly drawn again right into a global he either loves and hates, made up our minds to seize the killer no matter what it takes. yet his seek takes him in a course he may well by no means have envisioned, uncovering a stunning mystery that has been heavily guarded for hundreds of years. A mystery that after lay buried in an underground library underneath an eighth Century monastery, yet which has now been unearthed - with lethal effects. A decide on few safeguard the key of the library with their lives - and as Will closes in at the fact, they're made up our minds to prevent him, at any cost...

Some crimes shouldn't ever be solved; a few secrets and techniques are most sensible left buried.

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Download E-books The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir PDF

By Stephen Elliott

In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a infamous San Francisco homicide trial, and an electrical exploration of the self. Destined to be a vintage, The Adderall Diaries was defined through The Washington submit as "a critical literary paintings designed to make you notice the area as you could have by no means particularly visible it before."

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