Archive For The “Detective Fiction” Category
By T. J. Brearton
Detective Healy and Agent Jennifer Aiken placed their lives at the line to tackle the corrupt forces of their personal government.
The mobilephone earrings. one in all Brendan Healy’s oldest and most sensible neighbors is lifeless. Healy needs to go back domestic to Hawthorne to figured out why. in the meantime, Agent Jennifer Aiken is investigating an analogous darkish conspiracy concerning politicians, prostitution, and black markets. the path will placed either her and Brendan’s lifestyles in mortal chance, in addition to introducing Healy to the attention-grabbing younger girl Sloane Dewan, who may well carry the most important to all of it.
By Lindsey Davis
Inimitable sleuth Falco is again with a vengeance. One evening, a guy is killed and Rome's leader undercover agent left for useless. This leaves nobody other than Falco to behavior the research. quickly he's plunged into the fiercely aggressive international of olive oil construction. Political intrigue, an unique Spanish dancer, and approaching fatherhood all upload to Falco's problems.
By Rex Stout
In all his years of detecting, the unflappable Nero Wolfe hasn't ever encountered an research as damnably messy as this one. For what all started as a fresh case of larceny speedy sank right into a quagmire of blackmail and damaged grants, overseas scandal and cold-blooded homicide.
Now Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin needs to bridge eras and oceans to discover the hyperlink among a Wild West lynching and a revered British peer. merely then can they retailer Wolfe's appealing younger customer -- and a hotly disputed stake of a funky million funds.
By Reggie Nadelson
Numerous months have handed because the tragedy enacted in Disturbed Earth. Artie Cohen has simply married Maxine and is ready to take trip of the town together with her while occasions pull him again: the plain homicide of a chum, and the looks of his former female friend, Lily, their break-up by no means totally resolved. via her nice talents as a storyteller and writer of memorable characters, Reggie Nadelson weaves an exciting story of deception, whereas bringing to ever-greater existence her protagonist, Artie Cohen—deeply incorrect and deeply human.
By Stephen Legault
After evading dying whereas attempting to shop Alberta's breathtaking Cardinal Divide from the specter of coal mining, Cole Blackwater learns that his pal and previous shopper Archie Ravenwing is presumed useless within the shadowy depths of British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago. Days prior to his disappearance, Ravenwing was once close to unravelling a company conspiracy surrounding a plague of sea lice which may decimate the wild salmon inhabitants alongside the BC beach. whereas Cole and newspaper reporter Nancy Webber look for solutions, Cole is haunted by way of the darkish mystery surrounding his personal father's mysterious dying. For Nancy, whose complex emotions for Cole have resurfaced, attending to the ground of his relations heritage turns into either a certified and private obsession.
By Georges Simenon
One of the world's such a lot profitable crime writers, Georges Simenon has extremely joyful secret fanatics seeing that 1931 together with his matchless production Inspector Maigret.
Told in Simenon's spare, unsentimental prose, Inspector Cadaver is a haunting exploration of provincial hypocrisy and snobbery, during which Maigret encounters a rival sleuth from his prior.
By Rhys Bowen
Unique book: 2006
In turn-of-the-century manhattan urban, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is considering giving up PI paintings for anything rather less advanced, much less fascinating. Molly has had fairly adequate pleasure lately, thanks greatly. in particular from the good-looking yet misleading NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd prefer to stay away from thoroughly. but if Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself within the Tombs, the notorious urban penal complex, he begs Molly to aid end up he was once framed, and after every thing they've been via, she can't flip him down.As she reveals herself drawn more and more into the case, she starts to worry that Daniel's difficulty is expounded to 1 of his investigations---catching the Eastside Ripper, a serial killer who's concentrating on prostitutes.
Oh Danny Boy marks Edgar Award finalist Rhys Bowen's victorious 5th installment within the award successful Molly Murphy secret sequence.
By Kerry Greenwood
Operating overdue to a gala functionality of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets a few thugs in darkish alley and handles them convincingly earlier than they could break her silver costume. She then unearths that she has rescued the good-looking Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who in brief mistake her for a deity.
Denying divinity yet accepting cognac, she later keeps properly to the theatre the place her evening is back interrupted through a weird and wonderful loss of life onstage.
What hyperlinks can Phryne locate among the ridiculously wonderful plot of Ruddigore, the chinese language neighborhood of Little Bourke St., or the actors treading the forums of His Majestys Theatre?
By J. A. Jance
While corpses are came across lovingly entwined in a faculty broom cabinet, Pete Kelsey, husband of 1 of the our bodies, is the best suspect. even though, he swears he has not anything to do with murdering his adulterous spouse. Detective J. P. Beaumont believes him, yet there's a mystery Pete's now not telling which spells severe hassle to come back.
By Steve Hamilton
ALEX MCKNIGHT IS again within the long-awaited go back of 1 of crime fiction's so much significantly acclaimed series.
On a frozen January evening, a tender guy loops one finish of a protracted rope over the department of a tree. the opposite finish he ties round his neck. A snowmobiler will locate him thirty-six hours later, his useless eyes staring out on the unending chilly water of Lake stronger. It occurs in a lonely nook of the higher Peninsula, in a spot they name distress Bay.
Alex McKnight doesn't be aware of this younger guy, and he won't even listen in regards to the suicide until eventually one other chilly evening, months later and 250 miles away, whilst the door to the Glasgow resort opens and the final individual Alex could ever count on to determine comes strolling in to invite for his support.
What sounds like an easy quest to discover a couple of solutions will develop into a nightmare of unexpected violence and bloody revenge, and a race opposed to time to trap a ruthless killer. McKnight is aware all approximately evil, in fact, having confronted down a madman who killed his associate and left a bullet subsequent to his center. Mobsters, drug buyers, hit men-he's noticeable all of them, and they've taken away nearly every little thing he's ever enjoyed. yet none of them can have ever ready him for the darkness he's approximately to stand.