By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The brand-new invoice Slider secret - David Rogers used to be a physician, good-looking, fascinating and rich. He lived the way of life of a consultant – dear outfits, most sensible eating places, unique clubs – till someone killed him within the hallway of his gorgeous million-plus-pound house. but if invoice Slider and his company are thrown into the secret, they quickly observe that not anything is because it turns out, for although David’s girlfriends are lots, none of them can inform Slider something approximately the place he labored or what precisely he did . . .
By Leonardo Padura
Compliment for the Havana Quartet:
“Havana Red, one other winner from sour Lemon Press.”—The big apple Times
“Overlaid with a wealthy smoky patina, an environment that reeks of slums and riches, cigar smoke and unique perfumes.”—The Independent
“Talk approximately unforeseen discoveries, the Havana Quartet is a revelation. With a nod to Key Largo and a digital bow to The Maltese Falcon, those novels are finally concerning the redemptive nature of timeless friendship and the doubtless harmful nature of timeless love.”—The Atlantic Monthly
“Drenched with that beguiling otherness so beautiful to enthusiasts of mysteries of different cultures, it's going to additionally entice those that have fun with the sultry lyricism of James Lee Burke.”—Booklist
The fourth name of the prize-winning Havana Quartet.
Twenty-four-year-old Lissette Delgado was once overwhelmed, raped, after which strangled with a towel. Marijuana is located in her condominium and her dresser is suspiciously past the technique of a highschool instructor. Lieutenant Conde is stressed by way of “the optimum authority” to finish this research fast while probability leads him into the hands of an attractive redhead, a saxophone participant who stocks his love for jazz and struggling with fi sh.
This is a Havana of crumbling, grand structures, secrets and techniques hidden in the back of pale doorways, and corruption. For an writer residing in Cuba, Leonardo Padura is remarkably outspoken concerning the failings of Fidel Castro’s regime. but this can be a eulogy of Cuba, its lifetime of song, intercourse, and the good friendships of these who elected to stick and struggle for survival.
By Donna Leon
In Death and Judgment, a truck crashes and spills its harmful shipment on a treacherous street within the Italian Dolomite mountains. in the meantime, in Santa Lucia, a fashionable overseas attorney is located useless aboard an intercity educate. Suspecting a connection among the 2 tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for a solution, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the most important to against the law community that reaches some distance past the laguna. however it will take one other violent dying in Venice earlier than Brunetti and his colleagues start to comprehend what's particularly happening.
By Archer Mayor
Unique ebook: 2004
Brattleboro is the epitome of scenic Vermont. old fashioned in its structure and plainspoken in its politics, it dominates the state's southeast nook as either an employment hub and an election 12 months powerhouse-all whereas taking a look like a genteel, postindustrial New England mill city. And but there's darkness the following, too, and no-one understands it greater than Joe Gunther. through the years he has battled drug pushers and company swindlers, grappled with environmental conspirators, and foiled gangs and residential invaders. yet whereas frequently profitable in his struggle for the town's destiny, Gunther hasn't continuously pop out on top... Thirty years prior shop proprietor Klaus Ober-feldt was once robbed and overwhelmed mindless. while Klaus died six months later, a case of attack and battery turned first measure homicide. The to blame guy ultimately looked to be a well known, small-time criminal, yet adequate time had elapsed for him to fade. Gunther, distracted by means of his wife's wasting fight with melanoma within the related medical institution the place Klaus used to be slipping from existence, did anything that might plague him for the remainder of his occupation: He enable the case pass chilly, burying it some time past together with his inner most sorrows. Now serendipitously reopened, the Ober-feldt research forces Gunther to revisit old historical past and open previous wounds. Torn among righting the previous and confronting his demons, the veteran cop faces the main own and hazardous case of his occupation. For someplace at the idyllic Brattleboro streets stalks a long-lost assassin who by no means fairly disappeared-and with Joe's renewed curiosity, now has strong cause to kill again...
By Bartholomew Gill
The Dublin Horse exhibit is among the city's proudest traditions -- a grand establishment tarnished this yr through the homicide of aged Margaret Caughey. leader Inspector Peter McGarr is wondered through the unusual dying of a likely innocuous previous lady whose condo includes now not a hint of her previous lifestyles -- and by means of the heinous crime's obvious hyperlinks to the approaching equestrian occasion. approximately every person linked to the unlucky sufferer has connections to the pony convey besides, from dowdy Margaret's racetrack gadfly brother, to her unusually based daughter who is scheduled to compete . . . to an ex-IRA agreement killer. And with race day speedily coming near near, McGarr is familiar with he needs to paintings fast to untangle this knotted skein of lethal secrets and techniques. For if he falters, the tireless detective fears that extra blood should be spilt -- even perhaps his personal -- earlier than the riders depart the gate.
By Louise Bagshawe
Diana Foxton has all of it. wealthy, British and lovely she is married to the pinnacle of a publishing empire and fills her days with lunches, inside adorning and garments buying. by no means out of the society pages, she hosts the main noted events in big apple and makes being the precise spouse an paintings shape. Then she discovers her husband is having an affair, her glamorous bubble is burst and she or he unearths herself with none cash or any skills, avoided via the glittering society that when embraced her. by myself for the 1st time, she takes the single activity she will get, and settles awkwardly right into a very assorted existence. yet can she make it on her personal? And why does her new boss, the good-looking Michael Cicero, take rather a lot excitement in observing her fight?
By M. C. Beaton
Unique booklet: 1998
Scotland's cute Hamish Macbeth -- the one-man village police strength -- investigates the dying of an actress and a tv author within the most modern episode of M. C. Beaton's well known series.
In her day, Patricia Martyn-Broyd was once a well known author of mysteries that includes the aristocratic detective woman Harriet Vare. Now in her seventies, the writer has settled within the village of Lochdubh to get pleasure from her retirement. studying that one in all her outdated novels may be produced for tv, she will be able to not often include her pleasure. Her enthusiasm turns to rage even though, while she discovers that the position of woman Harriet has been reworked right into a pot-smoking hippie. And while either the lead actress and the hack scriptwriter are stumbled on lifeless, it's as much as Hamish Macbeth to transparent the author's name...by discovering a assassin with a plot all his personal.
By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
The gorgeous 8th installment within the Martin Beck secret sequence by means of Maj Sjöwall and in keeping with Wahlöö is a masterful tackle a vintage locked room mystery.
A younger blonde in sun shades robs a financial institution and kills a hapless citizen.
Across city, a corpse with a bullet shot via its middle is located in a locked room–with no gun on the scene.
The crimes look disparate, yet to Martin Beck they're items of a similar puzzle, and fixing it turns into the single means he can break out the rigors of his failed marriage and the lingering results of a near-fatal bullet wound.
Exploring the ramifications of egotism and mind, success and coincidence, this travel de strength of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of genuine existence.