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Автор: Upfield Arthur W
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Автор: Poe Edgar Allan
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Автор: Upfield Arthur W
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Автор: Upfield Arthur W
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The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Five Orange Pips

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Red-Headed League

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Man with the Twisted Lip

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve—sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
Автор: Leblanc Maurice
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Автор: Leblanc Maurice
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Автор: Poe Edgar Allan
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Автор: Elkins Aaron
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Автор: Elkins Aaron
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Автор: Poe Edgar Allan
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The Franchise Affair

Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window. But there's something about Betty Kane's story that doesn't quite add up. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is stumped. It takes Robert Blair, solicitor turned amateur detective, to solve the mystery that lies at the heart of The Franchise Affair.

Автор: Tey Josephine
Серия: Alan Grant
 
To Love and Be Wise

It was rumoured that Hollywood stars would go down on their knees for the privilege of being photographed by the good-looking, brilliantly talented and ultra-fashionable portrait photographer Leslie Searle. But what was such a gifted creature doing in such an English village backwater of Salcott St Mary? And why — and how — did he disappear? If a crime had been committed, was it murder… fraud… or simply some macabre practical joke?

Автор: Tey Josephine
Серия: Alan Grant
 
Автор: Christie Agatha
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Автор: Christie Agatha
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The Silent Pool

First she felt herself being pushed downstairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned mushroom soup. Finally the tampered-with tablet amongst her sleeping pills was the last straw. Adriana Ford, famous actress and mistress of the house decided to call in Miss Silver. And Maud Silver, with impeccable logic, pointed out that the person who was trying to kill her must be a member of her own household. And then the murders started…

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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The Girl in the Cellar

A woman suffers amnesia as she regains consciousness to find herself standing on cellar steps with a dead girl down below. As she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who takes on this most mysterious case.

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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Автор: Christie Agatha
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Автор: Green Anna Katherine
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The nine-mile walk

About the Author

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1908, Harry Kemelman was the creator of perhaps one of the most famous religious sleuths: Rabbi David Small. His writing career began with short stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine featuring New England college professor Nicky Welt, the first of which, "The Nine Mile Walk," is considered to be a classic (the Welt stories were later grouped into a collection with the same title). The Rabbi Small series began in 1964, with Friday the Rabbi Slept Late. It went on to become a bestseller, and won Kemelman an Edgar for "Best First Novel" in 1965. Kemelman died in 1996.

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The Wisdom of Father Brown

THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN


By G. K. Chesterton

To

LUCIAN OLDERSHAW


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The Man in the Queue

The first of Tey's Inspector Grant mysteries concerns the murder of an unknown man, apparently struck down as he stands in a ticket queue for a London musical comedy. Grant tenaciously pursues his suspects throughout the length of Britain and the labyrinth of London.

Автор: Tey Josephine
Серия: Alan Grant
 
The Singing Sands

On his train journey back to Scotland for a well-earned rest, Inspector Grant learns that a fellow passenger, one Charles Martin, has been found dead. It looks like a case of misadventure — but Grant is not so sure. Teased by some enigmatic lines of verse that the deceased had apparently scrawled on a newspaper, he follows a trail to the Outer Hebrides. And though it is the end of his holiday, it is also the beginning of an intriguing investigation into the bizarre circumstances shrouding Charles Martin's death…

Автор: Tey Josephine
Серия: Alan Grant
 
Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия: Hercule Poirot
 
The Watersplash

Another investigation for Miss Silver. Lurking beneath the tranquillity of the country village of Greenings is a tinder-dry passion which owes its origins to events in the recent past. When Clarice Dean is found drowned in a watersplash, the match is set. Can Miss Silver put out the blaze?

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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The Documents in the Case

The only one of Sayers' twelve major crime novels not to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, her most famous detective character, written in collaboration with Robert Eustace. This is an epistolary novel, told primarily in the form of letters between some of the characters. This collection of documents — hence the novel's title — is explained as a dossier of evidence collected by the victim's son as part of his campaign to obtain justice for his father.

Автор: Sayers Dorothy L
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

90-year-old General Fentiman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died — and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance.Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis.

Автор: Sayers Dorothy L
Серия: Lord Peter Wimsey
 
The Nine Tailors

Nine teller strokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Wimsey to one of his most brilliant cases, set in the atmosphere of a quiet parish in the strange, flat, fen-country of East Anglia

Автор: Sayers Dorothy L
Серия: Lord Peter Wimsey
 
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Автор: Dibdin Michael
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The Railway Detective

The first book in the series featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming, set in the 1850s.

Автор: Marston Edward
 
Автор: May Peter
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The Mysterious Mr Quin

Der undurchdringliche Mr. Quin, der Gentleman mit dem Gespür für Dinge, die nicht ganz sauber sind, und sein kauziger Gehilfe, Mr. Sattersway, scheinen auf den ersten Blick ein unmögliches Gespann zu sein. Und doch lösen die beiden Fälle, wie sie sich nur eine Agatha Christie ausdenken kann.

Und nur eine Agatha Christie bringt es fertig ihren Geschichten so brilliante Pointen aufzusetzen . . .


The Mysterious Mr Quin was first published in 1930.

Aus dem Englischen von Günter Eichel, Rolph Gail, Adi Oes und Ute Forsyte-Jauch.

Автор: Christie Agatha
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve—sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
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The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of the Illustrious Client

The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

The Adventure of the Three Gables

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

The Problem of Thor Bridge

The Adventure of the Creeping Man

The Adventure of the Lion's Mane

The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

The Adventure of the Retired Colorman

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Silver Blaze

The Yellow Face

The Stockbroker's Clerk

The "Gloria Scott"

The Musgrave Ritual

The Reigate Puzzle

The Crooked Man

The Resident Patient

The Greek Interpreter

The Naval Treaty

The Final Problem

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
 
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

In one of his novels, author Doyle distressed readers by allowing both Sherlock Holmes and his adversary Professor Moriarty to die. Then in 1903, to please readers, he resuscitates the famous sleuth. The stories in this collection tell of his return.

Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan
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The Capture of Cerberus

Ранее не издававшийся рассказ Агаты Кристи из книги Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making — Includes Two Unpublished Poirot Stories.

В составе книги примечания редактора и предисловие.

Книга на английском языке.

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Автор: Boyer Rick
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The Nursing Home Murder

Inspector Alleyn had so many suspects for the murder of the Home Secretary, that, for once, he was at a loss. Except for one detail — one grisly little detail — that only the likes of Roderick Alleyn would ever notice…

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Tied Up in Tinsel

Christmas time in an isolated country house and, following a flaming row in the kitchen, there's murder inside. When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected — and foul play it proves to be. Only suspicion falls not on the staff but on the guests, all so unimpeachably respectable that the very thought of murder in connection with any of them seems almost heresy. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn returns unexpectedly from a trip to Australia, it is to find his beloved wife in the thick of an intriguing mystery…

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Автор: Lee Y S
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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye (1953) is a milestone in the genre. This novel demonstrated for the first time that hard-boiled fiction could serve as a vehicle for social comment and critique. While the apparent plot is slower paced and less metaphoric than Chandler's previous novels, the revealed plot shows him using his own life as a material, an autobiographical turn that prepared the way for Ross Macdonald.

Marlowe meets and befriends English expatriate Terry Lennox, a drunk who has been abandoned by his ex-wife Sylvia, at The Dancers Club. Months later he spots Lennox drunk again, runs him home, and sobers him up, giving him traveling money to Las Vegas. Lennox sends repayment and re-marries Sylvia, after which Marlowe shares an occasional drink with him: during one, Lennox accuses Sylvia of infidelity. He next appears at Marlowe's door in flight to Tijuana, apparently because he has killed her. Marlowe drives him there and stonewalls policemen Green and Dayton when he returns, spending time in jail. He refuses to cooperate with a lawyer sent by Sylvia's millionaire father, local magnate Harlan Potter.

Marlowe won't talk even after the D.A. says that Lennox wrote a full confession before shooting himself in Mexico. A reporter suggests to him that there is a cover-up, which is confirmed by calls from the lawyer and warnings from gangster Mendy Menendez, an old friend of Lennox, who explains that Lennox was captured by the Nazis during World War II. Marlowe gets a letter from Lennox, which waffles on his role in the murder and contains a $5,000 bill.

A second apparent plot begins when Howard Spencer, a publisher's representative, hires Marlowe to baby-sit hack novelist Roger Wade (Chandler's self-portrait). The alcoholic writer can't finish his novel and is missing, but his stunning blonde wife Eileen provides a note about "Dr. V" and details of Wade's stays at drunk farms. Marlowe gets information on these places from an old friend in a big agency and narrows his list to three suspects. None pan out except Dr. Verringer, who is about to sell out so that he can support a manic-depressive named Earl. Spying Wade through a window, Marlowe saves him from crazy Earl. For this he collects a kiss from Eileen, and he learns that she knew Sylvia Lennox, which links the two plots.

A lull follows, during which Marlowe meets Sylvia's sister Linda Loring and her insufferable doctor husband. They argue about Sylvia's murder and whether Harlan Potter wants the case closed, but a respectful friendship ensues. Marlowe sees the Lorings again at Roger Wade's cocktail party, where the doctor accuses the novelist of sleeping with his wife. A scene follows, but Wade handles the blow-up well. Marlowe, however, won't accept $1,000 to nanny the author through his novel. He doesn't like the writer's ego or his wife, who tells him her own story of true love lost.

A week later Wade calls for help, and Marlowe arrives to find him collapsed in front of his house, with Eileen sitting nearby smoking. He and the house-boy put Wade to bed, and Marlowe walks away from an opportunity with Eileen. Instead he collects Wade's drunken notes to gain insight into his problems. Then there's a shot. Marlowe finds husband and wife struggling over a gun, the novelist claiming he attempted suicide. Dosed with drugs, he finally sleeps. Eileen invites Marlowe into her bed, but he declines.

Linda Loring introduces Marlowe to Harlan Potter, who wants the Lennox murder closed. Marlowe demurs. Now information develops that Lennox used to call himself Paul Marston, and that Roger Wade had an affair with Sylvia. Marlowe, at the Wades with Eileen, finds the writer dead. His old friend Lt. Ohls treats the case as a suicide, but Eileen accuses Marlowe. More comes out about Lennox's former life: he was married to Eileen and presumed dead in World War I, so she married Wade. But then he reappeared and she panicked.

In the revealed plot, she killed both Sylvia and Roger. Lennox' name is cleared. Linda Loring divorces her obnoxious husband and asks Marlowe to marry her; he refuses to be a kept man, but does spend a night with her, the only woman Marlowe ever beds (aside from Helen Vermilyea in Chandler's better-off-forgotten swan song, Playback. There's a final detail to check and it's supplied by Senor Maioranos ("Mr. Better-years"), who is Terry Lennox in disguise. He and Marlowe talk, but the old affection is gone. As Marlowe said of Linda Loring's departure, "to say goodbye is to die a little."

As he had in the preceding The Little Sister (1949), Chandler engaged in pointed social criticism in The Long Goodbye, stretching the genre. The brunt of his attack is born by the rich: Marlowe sees their enterprises – business, the press, gambling interests, lawyers, and the courts – forming a monolith that disenfranchises the average citizen. "Money tends to have a life of its own, even a conscience of its own," says villain Harlan Potter, who is the ironic spokesman for many of Chandler's views (190-91). The roots of crime lie not with nymphomaniacs (as in The Big Sleep) or in economic climbing (Farewell's Velma Valento), but in big money's exploitation of the lowest-common-denominator effect of mass institutions and democracy. This, Chandler finally decided, rather than some inherently debilitating effect of the setting, robs immigrants to L.A. of the admirable independence that drew them there.

More interesting still is the way Chandler used the novel, which he wrote as his wife lay dying, to analyze and comment on his own life. Like Terry Lennox, Chandler was a soldier scarred by World War I, whose young days at Dabney Oil were full of big cars and illicit affairs. Like Roger Wade, he had become a middle-aged, childless, self-hating, alcoholic, celebrity writer. Like Philip Marlowe, Chandler clung in conscience to early ideals, belief in character, fidelity, and respect for creation. The novel detests the very self-pity that propels it. Can Chandler integrate the parts of his life? Marlowe's last words to Lennox are "So long, Senor Maioranos. Nice to have known you – however briefly" (311). The final answer is no. It is no accident that Terry Lennox and Roger Wade never appear together, but rather a psychological impossibility. That a woman undoes both is Chandler's old saw, but secondary here. "Your husband is a guy who can take a long hard look at himself and see what is there," says Marlowe to Eileen. "Most people go through life using up half their energy trying to protect a dignity they never had" (153). Not until Ross Macdonald would the hard-boiled novel again be exploited for autobiographical insight so sharply.

Автор: Chandler Raymond
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The Catherine Wheel

It began with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper to stay for a weekend at the inn. They arrived eager, a mixed assortment, but one of them got hideously murdered bringing the inn's stormy past to focus. Maud Silver was sent to investigate.

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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The Alington Inheritance

Another case for retired governess turned private detective, Miss Silver. After the death of her guardian, Jenny Hill inherits Alington House. But the present owners, distant relations of Jenny, plan to cheat her out of her inheritance.

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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The Fingerprint

When she found the body of her beloved Uncle Jonathan, Georgina stooped to pick up the revolver, thus becoming the prime suspect. But there was also the missing fingerprint – the showpiece of Uncle Jonathan's collection, apparently acquired from a self-confessed murderer, who was still at large.

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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The Listening Eye

Paulina Paine is deaf, but her ability to lip-read is astonishing. So two men who met one day during an art exhibition did not realize that the woman sitting out of earshot could understand every word they said. It was no ordinary conversation, and Paulina went straight to see Miss Silver.

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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Автор: Bowen Gail
Серия: Joanne Kilbourn
 
Автор: Bowen Gail
Серия: Joanne Kilbourn
 
The Gong of Doom

We’ve just received word that the British journal Book and Magazine Collector has selected Paul Halter’s story “The Night of the Wolf,” first published in English in EQMM (see our May 2006 issue), for its list of the 50 Top Locked Room Stories of All Time! As regular EQMM readers know by now, Frenchman Paul Halter (who hails from Alsace-Lorraine) most often writes about an English detective, Dr. Alan Twist. Here Twist is again with another superb locked-room puzzle.

Автор: Halter Paul
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The Robber's Grave

“Paul Halter, a forty-something Frenchman, has donned the mantle of the great John Dickson Carr and has to date produced twenty-nine novels and a collection of short stories, all replete with cunning clues, brain-twisting puzzles, and always fair-play solutions,” says his translator John Pugmire. This is the pseudonymous Halter’s fourth appearance in EQMM.

Автор: Halter Paul
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex Downs. He never imagines he would encounter anyone whose intellect matched his own, much less an audacious teenage girl with a penchant for detection. Miss Mary Russell becomes Holmes' pupil and quickly hones her talent for deduction, disguises and danger. But when an elusive villain enters the picture, their partnership is put to a real test.

Автор: King Laurie R
Серия: Mary Russel, Mary Russell
 
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

From Ancient Rome through thirteenth-century Venice to 1930s' New York, twelve compelling historical crime stories.


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The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel

THE GAME'S AFOOT…

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious 'House of Silk'…

Автор: Horowitz Anthony
Серия: Sherlock Holmes
 
The Case of the Phantom Fortune

Horace Warren pays five hundred dollars to have Perry Mason attend a buffet dinner to observe his guests. He also wants Mason to investigate a fingerprint and suspects his wife is being blackmailed. Mrs Warren's mysterious past may hold the clues.

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Golden Spiders

A woman with a man seated beside her in a Cadillac mouths soundlessly to a street urchin, “Help, get a cop!” One of these three very presently is murdered, and as a result Nero Wolfe delivers himself of his first recorded lecture on crime detection. Even more surprising, Nero and Archie take on a case for the smallest retainer in their history: four dollars and thirty cents.

“The Golden Spiders”, Rex Stout introduces a new kind of criminal engaged in a peculiarly contemporary and particularly vicious kind of crime. Nero never had to think faster and Archie never encountered greater perils than in this, undoubtedly one of the very finest novels of detection or our day.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Case of the Substitute Face

Perry Mason has been batting around the Orient, taking a well-earned vacation. (Yes, Della Street is along.) We pick up on his way to the roar of the city, the jangle of telephones, the blast of automobile horns, to clients who lie to him and yet expect him to stand behind them. And Perry can hardly wait to get back!

He doesn’t have to wait to get home, however, for excitement to start. Just out of Honolulu, a fellow passenger comes to him with a very strange story.

Mason has already noticed the party of three: the middle-aged man with the  gray eyes, the slender, graceful woman, and the daughter who looks so much like a famous movie actress. Now beside the ship’s rail, he listens to the queer tale a woman tells in a voice of nervous hysteria. Until two months before she was known as Mrs. Moar. But overnight her husband — and so we have: The Case of the Substitute Face.

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Case of the Lame Canary

When a murdered man is found in the home of shady insurance adjuster Walter Prescott, a simple divorce case turns into a courtroom puzzler, as Perry Mason follows the clues to catch a killer.

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe

It all began enough when, to get out of a shower, Della — Perry Mason’s “girl Friday” — dragger the lawyer-sleuth into a department store restaurant for tea.

That was where they first saw Mrs. Sarah Breel and her niece, Virginia Trent. They where in a spot too, with the store detective on Mrs. Breel’s trail, and even Virginia admitting her aunt was a kleptomaniac. It all seemed so strange, naturally Mason got interested. And Della Street, trained by years of experience to read the how’s moods, realized he didn’t go far just on theory... that if he appeared to see more than met the eye, his perception was based on scene point in practical psychology.

From this odd beginning, the vagaries of a whimsical fate catapult Perry mason into the case of the missing diamonds, the homey woman who didn’t look like a shoplifter, the methodical drunk, the thick reddish stain on a woman’s kid shoe, and beautiful Lone Bedford. No one knew much about her, but all the men wanted to know more — including Perry Mason!

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Lamp of God

Ellery Queen is asked by a lawyer friend to help protect the interests of a pretty young heiress. They meet her, along with an unpleasant physician who is a friend of her family, as she disembarks in New York from an ocean liner arriving from England. She learns that her father, from whom she has been separated since her toddler years, has died just as she is to be reunited with her eccentric family and inherit her father’s fabled hoard of gold. The group drives for hours to reach an ugly and sinister Victorian house called the Black House at nightfall.

The Black House, where her father died, is uninhabitable — the group meets the family and beds down in a small stone house next door. When they awake, the Black House has vanished as though it never existed. Ellery must shake off the Gothic trappings and the suggestions of black magic in order to figure out what has happened to the Black House and the gold.

Автор: Queen Ellery
Серия:
 
The Case of the Perjured Parrot

An exceedingly profane green parrot, with wicked glittering eyes and a genius for saying the wrong thing...

A pretty (if rather prim) young librarian with a curious interest in dangerous weapons...

An eccentric multi-millionaire, with a penchant for books, trailers and birds...

An apparently un-traceable murder, committed with a double-barreled derringer, obsolete in design but deadly in efficiency... These, and some other bizarre details, which we won’t reveal, plunge Perry Mason and Della Street up to their necks in one of the most exciting mysteries that Erie Stanley Gardner has ever written!

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Origin of Evil

Ellery Queen’s arrival in Hollywood did not pass unnoticed. It Brought a pretty, nineteen-year-old girl to his apartment with a tale of murder so strange as to be irresistible to that connoisseur of bizarre crime. the story of a man who scared to death... murdered by a dead dog!..

This Ellery Queen’s 25th Detective Mystery, unfolds with a mounting tension as a dead fish, strangled frogs and the skin of an alligator become fantastic components in a grand design for murder.

Автор: Queen Ellery
Серия:
 
The Case of the Rolling Bones

Here’s a PERRY MASON story, with a murder hinging on as ingenious a trick as has appeared in a mystery in a long time, and containing some of the most exiting courtroom scenes Erle Stanley Gardner has even written.

It’s about:

Alden E. Leeds, millionaire and black sheep of the family, about to the torn limb from limb by a pack of gold-greedy relatives; Phyllis, old man Leeds’s niece and business manager; Ned Barkler, once his partner in Klondike days; L. C. Conway, who sold dice almost anyone could roll; blonde, hard Marcia Whittaker, who seemed to have said that all she wanted was a cozy little home; and, of course, wily Perry Mason, Della Street, his secretary, and lanky Paul Drake, the detective.

Readers will find here the usual swift pace and ingenuity, the unexpected twists and surprises that have made Erle Stanley Gardner the most popular detective-store writer in America.

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Second Confession

The Second Confession by Rex Stout in which Nero Wolfe is retained by a tycoon to expose an alleged Communist... has his home tommy-gunned and his orchid collection destroyed, and actually stirs himself and leaves his house.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Case of the Baited Hook

It was beautiful bait: two lovely thousand-dollar bills and a torn half of a ten-thousand-dollar note. Perry Mason swallowed it, hook, line, and sinker.

They had gone to a lot of trouble. They had Mason’s private number, woke him up and persuaded him to meet them at his office in the middle of the night. There he found a man and a girl; a man who knew exactly what he wanted but wouldn’t explain; a girl who wore a man’s overcoat, a mask — and wouldn’t speak. It was the girl who kept the other half of the ten-grand note. When and if they needed Perry Mason he’d get her half. Not until then would he know who his client was. Perry suspected he was being played for a sucker, but he was too interested to swim away.

The next morning, he felt the hook. It was murder, a murder obviously linked to his mysterious visitors. And the barb on the hook was that Perry couldn’t discover who his client was or what he was supposed to do. Della Street’s mocking jibes were hard to take.

A racing Gardner story full of action, suspense and one of the most original plots Gardner has ever created.

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Gun with Wings

A young couple deeply in love comes to seek Nero Wolfe’s help because the young woman’s husband has died. She believes he was murdered but because of her affair is afraid to go to the police. The mystery clue seems to concern the movement of the murder weapon. It takes much persuasion by Wolfe to get the young man to admit that he moved the gun, placing it next to the body. Both he and she were afraid that that the other had committed the crime. Would Wolfe help them uncover the truth? He consents and begins to interview all who may have a motive to kill the husband, a famous singer.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия:
 
The Cop Killer

Archie Goodwin attempts to help two scared illegal immigrants only to learn that they are prime suspects in the murder of a policeman. The man nearly breaks Archie’s back in trying to get away from Nero Wolfe’s before homicide cops come for him. A star-struck girl gets bopped with a bottle and tries to frame Sgt. Purley Stebbins, but Wolfe solves the case as he gets his hair cut.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Squirt and the Monkey

Both Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are at their furious best when a murder is committed with Archie’s gun and the client lies to the cops, indicating that Goodwin is the prime suspect. Inspector Cramer threatens to cancel Wolfe’s detective license and arrests Archie. Wolfe is so angry that he works during an orchid session, begins a million dollar suit against the client, and reveals Cramer’s threat to the newspapers before finally exposing the culprit; Archie merely slams the client against a wall.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Zero Clue

Nero Wolfe can’t stand Leo Heller, a mathematician who uses operations research to solve mysteries and seems to be superseding Wolfe’s own reputation. But then Heller is murdered by one of his clients. He managed to leave a cryptic message that Wolfe eventually decodes, partly with the help of Lancelot Hogben Mathematics for the million.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Dossier of Solar Pons

August Derleth created in Solar Pons a detective whose genius cannot be matched, perhaps not even by Sherlock Holmes himself! Now the pen has passed into the hand of the noted British author Basil Copper. Here are six superbly crafted tales of suspense in the best tradition of Solar Pons. Come to Number 7B Praed Street, where the master awaits.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Perplexed Photographer"

"The Adventure of the Sealed Spire"

"The Adventure of the Six Gold Doubloons"

"The Adventure of the Ipi Idol"

"The Adventure of Buffington Old Grange"

"The Adventure of the Hammer of Hate"

Автор: Copper Basil
Серия: Solar Pons
 
The Secret Files of Solar Pons

The Game's Afoot…

Whatever your fancy in the polished old world of deductive, detective cunning — a corpse/figure dragging itself from the edge of a misty marsh, burning and writhing with bluish fire; a bizarre murder staged on a play's opening night; a mysterious scoundrel's attempt to steal a set of rare idols; or a horrified heiress and her terrifying legacy of death — Solar Pons will quickly capture your curiosity and leave you hungering for more.

Soon you will find yourself a regular visitor at No. 7B Praed Street, eagerly peering into the mind of the contemplative Pons. And as you faithfully follow the master about charming, chilling fin-de-siècle London, discreetly clutching and un-clutching your hands between counterplots and climaxes, you will know that you have found a lifelong companion — the inquisitive and incomparable Solar Pons, heir to the genius that was once uniquely Sherlock Holmes'.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Crawling Horror"

"The Adventure of the Anguished Actor"

"The Adventure of the Ignored Idols"

"The Adventure of the Horrified Heiress"

Автор: Copper Basil
Серия: Solar Pons
 
The Further Adventures of Solar Pons

In this second volume we return to Number 7B Praed Street where the inimitable and infallible master of deductive detection awaits. Again, we join Solar Pons, the latter-day Sherlock Holmes, and his colleague Dr Lyndon Parker, as they solve another four puzzling cases. These are superbly crafted tales of suspense, filled with Sherlockian ambience and macabre themes.


Contents:

'The Adventure of the Shaft of Death'

'The Adventure of the Frightened Governess'

'The Adventure of the Defeated Doctor'

'Murder at the Zoo'

Автор: Copper Basil
Серия: Solar Pons
 
The Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons

While the whole world knows of the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his Baker Street beat, only dyed-in-the-wool aficionados of the fine art of detection have been privileged to make the acquaintance of Solar Pons and his Praed Street office. Now faithful followers and mystery loves alike will shiver in delight as they join in the case of crime along Old London's cobblestone alleyways…discovering new joy in the tradition of deduction at its very best.


THE CHASE CONTINUES…


Once more, the most successful of pastiche-detectives, Solar Pons, sets out apace with a new sequence of pulse-stopping adventures. Faithful followers and mystery lovers alike will delight in the superlative sleuth's deductive cunning as they join him and his ever-constant companion, Dr. Lyndon Parker, in chase of crime.

Come, journey back to the spine-tingling yesterdays of criminality at its worst, and detective work at its best, in turn-of-the-century England, where Solar Pons, London's most redoubtable hero since Sherlock Holmes, awaits. But make haste! The game is already afoot!


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Haunted Rectory"

"The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich"

"Murder at the Zoo"

"The Adventure of the Frightened Governess"

Автор: Copper Basil
Серия: Solar Pons
 
The Exploits of Solar Pons

12th in the Solar Pons Series

by Basil Copper, Illustrated by Stefanie K.Hawks.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Callous Colonel"

"The Adventure of the Phantom Face"

"The Adventure of the Verger’s Thumb"

"Death at the Metropole"


Readers who have exhausted the Sherlockian cannon and the various modern pastiches of the Master, might well be advised to investigate the strange cases of Solar Pons. Mr. Pons was created nearly seventy years ago by Wisconsin-born writer, August Derleth — who paid Doyle the courtesy of cloning the great detective. Names and biographical details were changed, and the setting was moved from the Victorian period to the 1920's. Mr. Copper was then authorized by Arkham House, Inc. to continue the series in a series of paperback originals. While maintaining the sly mixture of pastiche and homage to its creator, Copper brought his own voice and a sure sense of place and period detail to the series. Two previously unpublished collections from that series have been released by Fedogan & Bremer. A third book is planned for late 2000.

Автор: Copper Basil
Серия: Solar Pons
 
The Recollections of Solar Pons

13th in the Solar Pons Series

by Basil Copper, Illustrated by Stefanie K.Hawks.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Cursed Curator"

"The Adventure of the Hound of Hell"

"The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire"

"The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich"


British writer Copper (The Exploits of Solar Pons) effectively captures the style of Sherlock Holmes tales in four novellas narrated by Dr. Lyndon Parker, who plays Watson to consulting detective Solar Pons in 1920s London. "The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire" requires Pons to discover if the cause of a financier's peculiar behavior is, in fact, all in his head, while "The Adventure of the Cursed Curator" calls upon him to find out why an Egyptologist has had a mummy peering at him through his office bookcase. In "The Adventure of the Hound of Hell," Pons must puzzle out why two sets of footprints enter-but none leave-the woodshed in which a rich but miserly and miserable old woman was murdered, and he tackles a locked-room mystery in "The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich." The atmosphere is always first rate, but the puzzles are not elusive enough: readers will catch on to many of the tricks well before Parker. The moment this happens, Pons seems blessed less with genius than with irritating smugness, and the stories diminish in appeal.


Sherlock Holmes fans will relish the familiar atmosphere and approach created by Copper's Solar Pons character: set in 1920s London, this details many intriguing adventures and problem-solving events in the classic detective's encounters.

Автор: Copper Basil
Серия: Solar Pons
 
The Last Witness

The Last Witness involves an ingenious way of using a phone-answering service for a blackmail racket.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Case of the Empty Tin

A bright, shiny tin can in a dark, cobwebby corner of the cellar preserve shelf — unlabelled and empty!

Mrs. Gentrie, the meticulous hose-wife, was annoyed but not too upset. Her sister-in-law Rebecca was exited and suspicious. Delman Steele, their new young boarder, was quietly interested...

Then things began to happen. A man and his housekeeper were found missing from the house next door. Willful old Elston Karr, who used to run guns up the Yangtze and was now confined to a Wheel-chair in the flat above the missing man’s apartment, retained Mason to protect him from — well, Mason wasn’t quite sure himself. But his mind began to work fast.

Then Mason heard about the empty tin can. It interested him — a lot.

All our old friends are here, Della Street, Paul Drake, Lieutenant Tragg, in a mystery so fast and exiting that it has been called “even better than Gardner.”

Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley
Серия: Perry Mason
 
The Body in the Hall

The Body in the Hall, involves a dog as the only witness to a murder.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Black Mountain

The newest full-length Rex Stout novel provides not only a new experience for Nero Wolfe fans, but also a new experience for Nero himself.

It’s one thing for Nero to move his hand across a glove and put his finger on a distant seat of murder; it’s quite another thing for him to move his ponderous body father than across a room. Yet, believe it or not, in The Black Mountain Nero not only leaves his house but he actually leaves the United States, crosses and ocean, a continent, and a sea, and — with Archie — penetrates, disguised, into one of the most dangerous and controversial places on earth.

From there on it’s Nero Wolfe as Nero never was before: a Nero compelled to cope with sinister international plotters, to deal with an enemy to whom murder is but a trivial incident, to return to New York on one of the strangest missions in all detective fiction.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Black Mountain

The newest full-length Rex Stout novel provides not only a new experience for Nero Wolfe fans, but also a new experience for Nero himself.

It’s one thing for Nero to move his hand across a glove and put his finger on a distant seat of murder; it’s quite another thing for him to move his ponderous body father than across a room. Yet, believe it or not, in The Black Mountain Nero not only leaves his house but he actually leaves the United States, crosses and ocean, a continent, and a sea, and — with Archie — penetrates, disguised, into one of the most dangerous and controversial places on earth.

From there on it’s Nero Wolfe as Nero never was before: a Nero compelled to cope with sinister international plotters, to deal with an enemy to whom murder is but a trivial incident, to return to New York on one of the strangest missions in all detective fiction.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

“‘Is it really possible, do you suppose,’ said Sherlock Holmes to me one morning, as we took breakfast together, ‘that a healthy and robust man may be so stricken with terror that he drops down dead?’”

The much praised Denis O. Smith introduces twelve new Sherlockian stories in this collection, including “The Adventure of the XYZ Club,” “The Secret of Shoreswood Hall,” and “The Adventure of the Brown Box.” Set in the late nineteenth century before Holmes’s disappearance at the Reichenbach Falls, these stories, written in the vein of the originals, recreate Arthur Conan Doyle’s world with deft fidelity, from manner of speech and character traits to plot unfoldings and the historical period. Whether in fogbound London or deep in the countryside, the world’s most beloved detective is brought vividly back to life in all his enigmatic, compelling glory, embarking on seemingly impenetrable mysteries with Dr. Watson by his side.

For readers who can never get enough of Holmes, this satisfyingly hefty anthology builds on the old Conan Doyle to develop familiar characters in ways the originals could not. Both avid fans and a new generation of audiences are sure to be entertained with this continuation of the Sherlock Holmes legacy.

Автор: Smith Denis O
Серия:
 
The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty

The hidden life of Sherlock Holmes’s most famous adversary is reimagined and revealed by the finest crime writers today.

Some of literature’s greatest supervillains have also become its most intriguing antiheroes—Dracula, Hannibal Lecter, Lord Voldemort, and Norman Bates—figures that capture our imagination. Perhaps the greatest of these is Professor James Moriarty. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Professor Moriarty is the perfect foil to the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, whose crime-solving acumen could only be as brilliant as Moriarty’s cunning.

While “the Napoleon of crime” appeared in only two of Conan Doyle’s original stories, Moriarty’s enigma is finally revealed in this diverse anthology of thirty-seven new Moriarty stories, reimagined and retold by leading crime writers such as Martin Edwards, Jürgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge. In these intelligent, compelling stories—some frightening and others humorous—Moriarty is brought back vividly to new life, not simply as an incarnation of pure evil but also as a fallible human being with personality, motivations, and subtle shades of humanity.

Filling the gaps of the Conan Doyle canon, The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty is a must-read for any fan of the Sherlock Holmes’s legacy.

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Too Many Detectives

The famous sleuth, involved in a wire-tapping investigation, in the murder of a deceptive client.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Christmas-Party Murder

The guests had seemed full of good will — until their host was poisoned. Then the truth began to merge, and even Wolfe was baffled.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Easter Parade Murder

Leaving the church, Mrs. Bynoe seemed unaware of the cameras — and of danger.

Автор: Stout Rex
Серия: Nero Wolfe
 
The Headless Lady

A circus owner’s murder produces a roster of bizarre suspects


Summer heat is choking New York, and the Great Merlini — conjurer, sleuth, and godson of P. T. Barnum — offers his friend Ross Harte a chance to get out of town. Before they can depart for the annual convention of the Society of American Magicians, a nervous woman enters Merlini’s shop, begging to purchase his most popular illusion: the headless lady. When the magician refuses to sell his last copy, she steals it.

She is the daughter of Major Hannum, a recently deceased circus magnate whose death may not have been an accident. Somewhere among the carnies, barkers, and freaks lurks a killer, and only Merlini can save the carnival from further bloodshed. The killer’s plot is as sly as a funhouse mirror, but no detective is more at home in a world where nothing is what it seems.

Автор: Rawson Clayton
Серия: Great Merlini
 
The Train From Plymouth

A goods train from Plymouth arrives late at the station at Oakhampton — three years late.

It had disappeared from a single line with no connecting branches. It was an impossible mystery at the time and even more so at the later date. Lestrad and the bewildered officials of the Great Western Railroad turn to Holmes and Watson for help.

Автор: Barkley Maurice
Серия:
 
The Madman's Room

The room in Hatton Manor is sealed for a reason. It’s where Harvey Thorne went mad and placed a curse on the family. Now his great-nephew Harris wants to open it up, but his brother Brian, a clairvoyant, warns him against the idea. Harris is the first to perish, but there will be others. Each time, the victim has seen something unimaginable from the doorway and each time there has been a wet patch on the carpet in front of the fireplace. And yet it seems such an ordinary room….


First published in French in 1990 by Librairie des Champs-Élysées as La Chambre du fou

Автор: Halter Paul
Серия: Dr. Alan Twist
 
The Cryptic Lines

Set in a sprawling gothic mansion in a remote coastal location, somewhere in the British Isles, the elderly recluse Lord Alfred Willoughby is deciding what is to become of his vast fortune after his death.

Whilst his head is telling him to leave nothing at all to his wastrel son, Matthew, his heart is speaking differently.

After much deliberation, in a last-ditch attempt to try and show to his son the importance of applying himself to a task and staying with it to the end, he devises a series of enigmatic puzzles cunningly concealed within the lines of a poem — the cryptic lines.

If he completes the task successfully and solves the puzzles he will inherit the entire estate; but if he fails he will receive nothing.

However, from Lord Alfred's Will it emerges that Matthew is not the only interested party. The mysterious old house holds many secrets, and nothing is as it first appears…

Автор: Storry Richard
Серия:
 
Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red

Murder is not kosher! When David Small, our favorite rabbi and most unorthodox detective, becomes enmeshed in the murder of a fellow teacher at Windemere Christian College, he discovers things are not at all kosher around the school. From the moment the bomb goes off in the dean's office, everyone is under suspicion.

The fifth in a series of definitive editions of Rabbi David Small mysteries by award-winning author Harry Kemelman!

Автор: Kemelman Harry
Серия:
 
Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out

Had the murder victim not been such a notorious anti-semite, Rabbi Small might never have become involved. But when several members of his congregation become suspects, Rabbi Small is forced to match wits with the killer.

Автор: Kemelman Harry
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Автор: Queen Ellery
Серия:
 
The Daughter of Time

Alan Grant, Scotland Yard Inspector (who appears in five other novels by the same author) is confined to bed in hospital with a broken leg. Bored and restless, he becomes intrigued by a portrait of King Richard III brought to him by a friend. He prides himself on being able to read a person’s character from his face, and King Richard seems to him a gentle and kind and wise man. Why is everyone so sure that he was a cruel murderer?

Автор: Tey Josephine
Серия: Алан Грант
 
Автор: Cross Neil
Серия: Luther
 
Автор: Jardine Quintin
Серия: Bob Skinner
 
Автор: McCure James
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Автор: Harvey Michael
Серия: Michael Kelly
 
Автор: Harvey Michael
Серия: Michael Kelly
 
Автор: Harvey Michael
Серия: Michael Kelly
 
Автор: Lutz John
Серия: Fred Carver
 
Автор: James Steven
Серия: Patrick Bowers files
 
Автор: James Steven
Серия: Patrick Bowers files
 
Автор: James Steven
Серия: Patrick Bowers files
 
Автор: James Steven
Серия: Patrick Bowers files
 
Автор: James Steven
Серия: Patrick Bowers files
 
Автор: Johnson Craig
Серия: Walt Longmire
 
The Silent World Of Nicholas Quinn

The newly appointed member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate was deaf, provincial and gifted. Now he is dead. . And his murder, in his north Oxford home, proves to be the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford Colleges. .

Автор: Dexter Colin
Серия:
 
The Secret of Annexe 3

Morse sought to hide his disappointment. So many people in the Haworth Hotel that fateful evening had been wearing some sort of disguise — a change of dress, a change of make-up, a change of partner, a change of attitude, a change of life almost; and the man who had died had been the most consummate artist of them all. . Chief Inspector Morse seldom allowed himself to be caught up in New Year celebrations. So the murder inquiry in the festive hotel had a certain appeal. It was a crime worthy of the season. The corpse was still in fancy dress. And hardly a single guest at the Haworth had registered under a genuine name. .

Автор: Dexter Colin
Серия: Inspector Morse
 
The Jewel That Was Ours

For Oxford, the arrival of twenty-seven American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary. until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. It looks like a sudden — and tragic — accident. Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim’s handbag. Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Maybe. But this time Morse is determined to prove the link.

Автор: Dexter Colin
Серия: Inspector Morse
 
Автор: Maitland Barry
Серия: Brock and Kolla
 
Автор: Todd Charles
Серия: Ian Rutledge
 
Автор: Jungstedt Mari
Серия: Anders Knutas
 
Автор: Disher Garry
Серия: Inspector Challis
 
Автор: Pattison Eliot
Серия: Inspector Shan
 
Автор: Limon Martin
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Автор: Heffernan William
Серия:
 
Автор: Mayor Archer
Серия: Joe Gunther
 
Автор: Mayor Archer
Серия: Joe Gunther
 
Автор: Griffin W E B
Серия: Badge of Honor
 
Автор: Smith Martin Cruz
Серия: Arkady Renko
 
Автор: Lovesey Peter
Серия: Peter Diamond
 
Автор: Gorman Ed
Серия: Sam McCain
 
Автор: Lovesey Peter
Серия: Peter Diamond
 
Автор: Cannell Stephen
Серия: Scully
 
Автор: Cannell Stephen J
Серия: Scully
 
Автор: Cannell Stephen J
Серия: Scully
 
Автор: Todd Charles
Серия: Ian Rutledge
 
Автор: Rain J R
Серия: Jim Knighthorse
 
Автор: Himes Chester
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Автор: Himes Chester
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Автор: Cotterill Colin
Серия: Dr.Siri Paiboun
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The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler-Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames himself.

So a promotion is the last thing Carl expects.

But it all becomes clear when he sees his new office in the basement. Carl's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. A missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier. The world assumes she's dead. His colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting. But Carl may have the last laugh, and redeem himself in the process.

Because she isn't dead. . yet.

Автор: Adler-Olsen Jussi
Серия:
 
Автор: Mofina Rick
Серия: Jack Gannon
 
Автор: Parker T Jefferson
Серия: Charlie Hood
 
Автор: Pinter Jason
Серия: Henry Parker
 
Автор: Griffin W E B
Серия: Badge of Honor
 
Автор: Griffin W E B
Серия: Badge of Honor
 
Автор: Griffin W E B
Серия: Badge of Honor
 
Автор: Hamilton Steve
Серия: Alex McKnight
 
Автор: Fyfield Frances
Серия: Helen West
 
Автор: Barclay Alex
Серия: Joe Lucchesi, Joe Luccesi
 
Автор: Stone Nick
Серия:
 
Автор: Black Tony
Серия: DI Rob Brennan
 
Автор: Ellison J T
Серия: Taylor Jackson
 
The Last Coyote

LAPD detective Harry Bosch is down on his luck house is condemnedin in the aftermath of the earthquake, his girlfriend has left him, he has been suspended for attacking his superior officer. To occupy time he examines the old case files covering the murder of his mother. Confronting the demons of the past, he discovers a trail of cover ups and seeks understanding and justice.

Автор: Connelly Micael
Серия:
 
The Caller

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in blood.


Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully the baby is unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken. Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank.


Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell. The corridor is empty, but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window, the inspector watches a figure slip across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message. Hell begins now.

Автор: Fossum Karin
 
Автор: Lovesey Peter
Серия: Peter Diamond
 
Автор: Kerley Jack
Серия: Carson Ryder
 
Автор: Airth Rennie
Серия: John Madden
 
Автор: McDermid Val
Серия: Tony Hill
 
Автор: Rabkin William
Серия: Psych
 
Автор: Rankin Ian
Серия: Malcolm Fox
 
Автор: Sanders Lawrence
Серия:
 
Автор: Gruber Michael
Серия: Jimmy Paz
 
The Darker Side

Full of horrific violence, this solid third thriller to feature scarred FBI agent Smoky Barrett (after The Face of Death) shows that McFadyen knows how to shock. When the FBI director calls Smoky to Washington, D.C., to inspect the body of a beautiful young woman stabbed to death aboard an airplane, Smoky can't figure out why she's been assigned a case so far outside her L.A. jurisdiction. But when Smoky learns that not only was the victim, Lisa Reid, the child of a powerful Democratic senator but also that she was a pre-op transsexual, Smoky realizes that this is more than a bizarre homicide. Smoky and her team soon get on the trail of the man they dub the Preacher, a sin collector who murders people to obtain their darkest secrets. Harboring secrets of her own, Smoky must stay one step ahead of the killer if she's to bring him down. The forays into the victims' minds to expose their secrets are unnecessary, but the formidable Smoky makes up for the occasional plot tangent.

Автор: McFadyen Cody
Серия: Smokey Barrett
 
Автор: Higgins George V
Серия:
 
Автор: Billingham Mark
Серия: Tom Thorne
 
Автор: Smith Martin Cruz
Серия: Arkady Renko
 
The Business Of Dying

It's a typical cold November night and Detective Sergeant Dennis Milne, a very atypical policeman, waits in the Traveller's Rest Hotel parking lot for the arrival of three men. Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys. But this time he's been duped. Instead of blowing away drug dealers, he kills three innocent people, their deaths starting an investigation that sees him and his conscience heading for trouble.

Less than twelve hours later, Milne is out on the streets again. Eighteen-year-old Miriam Fox has been found dead by Regent's Canal--her throat slashed. Desperate to find Miriam's killer, Milne uncovers a web of depravity far more shocking than he could ever have imagined. Can he evade arrest for his own crimes and solve a case so sickening that it may provide the key to his personal redemption?

The clock is ticking and everyone's watching their backs as a war of morality is fought in the mind of one renegade policeman in this gripping first novel by a talented young crime writer.

Автор: Kernick Simon
Серия: , Dennis Milne
 
Автор: Ellison J T
Серия: Taylor Jackson
 
The Godfather of Kathmandu

Sonchai Jitpleecheep – John Burdett's inimitable Thai police detective – is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru.

There are, however, obstacles in Sonchai's path to nirvana. Police Colonel Vikorn has just named Sonchai his consigliere (he's been studying The Godfather on DVD) in his ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok 's network of illegal enterprises. And though Tietsin is enlightened and (eerily) charismatic, he also has forty million dollars of heroin for sale. If Sonchai truly wants to be an initiate into Tietsin's 'apocalyptic Buddhism,' he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table. The challenge is further complicated when he meets Tara, a Tantric practitioner who captivates him with her otherworldly techniques.

Here is Sonchai put to the extreme test – as a cop, as a Buddhist, as an impossibly earthbound man – in John Burdett's most wildly inventive, darkly comic, and wickedly entertaining novel yet.

Автор: Burdett John
Серия: , Sonchai Jitpleecheep
 
The Man with the Baltic Stare

From the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series comes another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea

Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating-very quietly-to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs-all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isn't sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesn't have much time to figure out whether 'tis better to be noble or be dead.

Автор: Church James
Серия: , Inspector O
 
The Yiddish Policemen's union

The novel is a detective story set in an alternative history version of the present day, based on the premise that during World War II, a temporary settlement for Jewish refugees was established in Sitka, Alaska, in 1941, and that the fledgling State of Israel was destroyed in 1948. The novel is set in Sitka, which it depicts as a large, Yiddish-speaking metropolis.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union won a number of science fiction awards: the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best SF Novel, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for Best Novel. It was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel.

Автор: Chabon Michael
Серия:
 
The Burning Room

In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot… very fast.


In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise.

Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random.

As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it's safer to let some secrets stay buried.

In a swiftly-moving novel as relentless and compelling as its hero, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

Автор: Connelly Michael
Серия: Harry Bosch
 
Автор: Ball John
Серия: Virgil Tibbs
 
The King

FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers has matched wits with some of the most violent serial killers in history — and one of them has never forgiven him….


Patrick Bowers has pursued the nation’s fiercest serial killers — and now one elusive foe is back for revenge.

Settling into a new post at the FBI academy, Patrick and his fiancée, Lien-hua Jiang, are planning their future together with his stepdaughter, Tessa.

But just when his life seems normal, a demon from the past returns to draw him down a dark road he hoped had closed forever. Forced into a desperate hunt to save the two women he loves most, Patrick is in a race against time to stop an international conspiracy from becoming the most widespread act of terrorism in U.S. history.

Автор: James Steven
Серия: Patrick Bowers files
 
The Long Way Home



Автор: Penny Louise
 
The Beautiful Mystery



Автор: Penny Louise
 
Автор: Nesser Hakan
 
The Daughters of Cain

Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse has become a favorite of mystery fans in both hemispheres. In each book, Dexter shows a new facet of the complex Morse. In this latest work, Morse must solve two related murders — a problem complicated by a plethora of suspects and by his attraction to one of the possible killers.

Автор: Dexter Colin
Серия: Inspector Morse
 
The Troubled Man

On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to do with Wallander — officially. But von Enke is his daughter’s future father-in-law. And so, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won’t keep, telling lies when it suits him — and getting results. But the results hint at elaborate Cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, even to Wallander, who, in any case, is troubled in more personal ways as well. Negligent of his health, he’s become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility. Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past. And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself.

Автор: Mankell Henning
Серия: Kurt Wallander
 
Автор: Janes J Robert
Серия: St.Cyr and Kohler
 
Tarte à la crème story

La Bulgarie est le pays du yaourt.

J'aurais donc pu intituler ce bouquin « Baise-la dans le yaourt ».

Mais je suis un auteur bien trop embouché pour débloquer au dos d'une couverture.

Heureusement qu'à l'intérieur on peut y aller carrément.

Tout se permettre, et un peu plus encore, moi, c'est justement le « un peu plus » qui m'intéresse.

Et toi aussi, pas vrai, bougre de petit dégoûtant.

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Tire-m'en deux, c'est pour offrir

Nous autres, les grands romanciers du siècle, avons une préférence marquée pour certains de nos enfants, parce que nous les jugeons plus beaux que les autres, voire même plus proches de nous.

C'est le cas du présent chef-d'œuvre.

En l'écrivant, je me suis mis à l'aimer, à bien l'aimer.

J'aurais voulu y passer mes vacances ; peut-être même le restant de mes jours.

Un pareil engouement doit bien cacher quelque chose, non ?

Ou si je deviens gâtoche ?

A toi de juger !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story

Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs return in this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

THE DELIVERYMAN

A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story


A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man's eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father's delivery route.

But the murder victim may have been more than just a simple deliveryman. Rhyme and Sachs uncover clues that he might have been delivering a highly illegal, contraband shipment — which is now missing. And someone wants it back…

Автор: Deaver Jeffery
Серия:
 
The Steel Kiss

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.


Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity — and discover his mission — before more people die.

Автор: Deaver Jeffery
Серия: Lincoln Rhyme
 
Têtes et sacs de nœuds

Et voilà que M. Félix (tu sais, le vieux prof qui possède un sexe d'enfer) a la fermeture Eclair de sa braguette coincée. Avec diligence, Berthe veut le dépanner en s'aidant d'un coutelas. Hélas ! La lame ripe et se plante dans le zob du siècle !

Tu te rends compte ? Le Félix allait à Bruxelles pour épouser une de ses collègues belges : la gentille Irma Ladousse !

Heureusement que Béru et moi sommes là pour faire prendre patience à la future mariée !

Nous voilà tous partis pour le cap Nord, à tringler comme des sauvages.

Cela dit, on y va en mission.

Et quelle !

Une affaire inouïe pendant laquelle on vit du poignant. Heureusement qu'on lime à tout-va : ça nous repose un peu d'exister ! Toujours se faire tuer, c'est pas une vie !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Tarte aux poils sur commande

Pour bien se préparer à la consommation de la tarte aux poils, il est conseillé de manger beaucoup de cœurs d'artichauts non ébarbés. Ensuite, il est bon d'embrasser le sculpteur César, Alain Bombard ou François Nourissier à pleine joue et de façon répétitive, avant de prodiguer ces baisers fougueux à un manteau d'astrakan (dans la région des boutonnières de préférence).

L'entraînement doit être intensif. Songez qu'Arthur Rubinstein s'est fait chier des années avec « La Lettre à Elise » avant d'interpréter ces noctumes de Chopin qui ont assuré sa gloire.

Lorsque vous aurez la certitude de bien maîtriser le sujet, vous pourrez vous risquer alors à pratiquer sur une dame la figure dite de « l'enveloppe cachetée ». Pour le reste, faites confiance à votre instinct et allez de l'avant !

Cela dit, il n'y a pas que des séances de tartes aux poils dans ce saisissant ouvrage.

Vous trouverez en outre : une balle fondue, huit caïmans (mais peut-être sont-ce des alligators ?), une mine désaffectée, un nègre blanc, une balle de golf particulière et plus d'une tonne de cadavres.

Quand vous aurez achevé votre lecture, faites-moi signe : on ira bouffer ensemble.

De la tarte aux poils, de préférence.

Автор: Dard édéric
 
T’assieds pas sur le compte-gouttes

Faut toujours se gaffer des pays où il ne se passe rien.

Parce que en général, il s'y passe des trucs-machins pires qu'ailleurs.

Ainsi de l'Uruguay.

Moi je croyais que Montevideo, sa capitale, n'était intéressante que pour les cinq pieds qu'elle apporte à une chanson.

Fume !

Si nous n'avions pas été à la hauteur, Béru et moi, on y aurait laissé nos belles plumes de coq !

Heureusement qu'on a pu s'y faire rigoler la zize à s'en gonfler les amygdales sud !

Quand on a tout paumé, il nous reste au moins le chibre.

Nos petites potesses n'en demandent pas davantage, t'es d'accord ?

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Turlute gratos les jours fériés

Que tu sois religieux ou non, l'idée te viendrais jamais d'aller zinguer quelqu'un dans un confessionnal, je parie ?

Eh bien tout le monde n'est pas comme toi, mon joli ! A preuve, cette dame défuntée de mort violente dans la guitoune aux péchés.

Mais le plus farce, si j'ose dire, c'est qu'elle-même s'apprêtait à flinguer son confesseur ! Tu parles d'une chasse à courre, mon neuveu !

Cela dit, ce que je te raconte n'est que le début du book.

Son gracieux point de départ.

Je te cause pas de l'arrivée !

Alors là, espère : ceux qu'auront pas numéroté leurs abattis auront intérêt à retourner chez leur mère pour lui demander qu'elle les refasse !

Après tout, pourquoi elles auraient pas droit à un brouillon, les mamans ? Je constate de plus en plus qu'en neuf mois t'as pas le temps de faire quelque chose de bien !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Автор: Craig James
Серия: Inspector Carlyle
 
The Con Man

Detective Steve Carella of the 87th precinct had a pretty complete description of the man he was looking for:

The man was tall, blond, handsome — a powerhouse of strength and sex. Women gave him whatever he wanted.

And he made some strange requests.

After seducing a woman, he would ask her to have a small heart tattooed on her hand, to show the world that she belonged to him.

When the woman had been thus branded as his property — he murdered her.

Автор: McBain Ed
Серия: 87th Precinct
 
Ten Plus One

When Anthony Forrest walked out of the office building, the only thoughts on his mind were of an impending birthday and a meeting with his wife for dinner. And a deadly bullet saw to it that they were the last thoughts on his mind. The problem for Detectives Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer of the 87th Precinct is that Forrest isn’t alone. An anonymous sniper is unofficially holding the city hostage, frustrating the police as one by one the denizens of Isola drop like flies. With fear gripping the citizenry and the pressure on the 87th mounting, finding a killer whose victims are random is the greatest challenge the detectives have ever faced — and the deadliest game the city has ever known. A gritty, relentless pressure cooker of a thriller, Ten Plus One is one of bestselling author Ed McBain’s finest, the ultimate addition to the 87th Precinct series where time threatens to stand still and murder rules the day.

Автор: McBain Ed
Серия: 87th Precinct
 
The Remorseful Day

The murder of Yvonne Harrison had left Thames Valley CID baffled. A year after the dreadful crime they are still no nearer to making an arrest. But one man has yet to tackle the case — and it is just the sort of puzzle at which Chief Inspector Morse excels.

So why is he adamant that he will not lead the re-investigation, despite the entreaties of Chief Superintendent Strange and dark hints of some new evidence? And why, if he refuses to take on the case officially, does he seem to be carrying out his own private enquiries?

For Sergeant Lewis this is yet another example of the unsettling behaviour his chief has been displaying of late. As if the sergeant didn’t have enough to worry about with Morse’s increasingly fragile health...

But when Lew is learns that Morse was once friendly with Yvonne Harrison, he begins to suspect that the man who has earned his admiration over so many years knows more about her death than anyone else...

Автор: Dexter Colin
Серия: Inspector Morse
 
The Beat Goes On

There is no detective like DI Rebus — brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh...

Now Rebus’s life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in ‘Dead and Buried’ right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in ‘The Very Last Drop’.

This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove — a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.

Автор: Rankin Ian
Серия:
 
The Steel Kiss

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.


Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity — and discover his mission — before more people die.

Автор: Deaver Jeffery
Серия: Lincoln Rhyme
 
Автор: Rotenberg David
Серия: Zhong Fong
 
The Killings at Badger's Drift

Badger's Drift is an ideal English village, complete with vicar, bumbling local doctor, and kindly spinster with a nice line in homemade cookies. But when the spinster dies suddenly, her best friend kicks up an unseemly fuss, loud enough to attract the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby. And when Barnaby and his eager-beaver deputy start poking around, they uncover a swamp of ugly scandals and long-suppressed resentments seething below the picture-postcard prettiness.

Автор: Graham Caroline
 
Temps glaciaires

« Adamsberg attrapa son téléphone, écarta une pile de dossiers et posa les pieds sur sa table, s’inclinant dans son fauteuil. Il avait à peine fermé l’œil cette nuit, une de ses sœurs ayant contracté une pneumonie, dieu sait comment.

— La femme du 33 bis ? demanda-t-il. Veines ouvertes dans la baignoire ? Pourquoi tu m’emmerdes avec ça à 9 heures du matin, Bourlin ? D’après les rapports internes, il s’agit d’un suicide avéré. Tu as des doutes ?

Adamsberg aimait bien le commissaire Bourlin. Grand mangeur grand fumeur grand buveur, en éruption perpétuelle, vivant à plein régime en rasant les gouffres, dur comme pierre et bouclé comme un jeune agneau, c’était un résistant à respecter, qui serait encore à son poste à cent ans.

— Le juge Vermillon, le nouveau magistrat zélé, est sur moi comme une tique, dit Bourlin. Tu sais ce que ça fait, les tiques »

Автор: Vargas Fred
 
The Sin Collector

In this thrilling debut novel from Russia, a brilliant law student investigates a series of recent killings and uncovers the dark terrors of medieval Moscow.

Ever since the unsolved murder of her father, law student Masha Karavay has nursed an obsession with homicide cases. When she nabs an internship with Moscow’s Central Directorate Headquarters, seasoned detective Andrey Yakovlev gives her a file of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings that should keep her busy and out of his way. But when Masha discerns a connection between the crimes and the symbolic world of medieval Moscow, she has Andrey’s full attention. The victims weren’t just abandoned… they were displayed—from Red Square to Kutafya Tower to the Bersenevskaya waterfront. What Masha and Andrey are dealing with is no ordinary serial killer, but rather a psycho with an unfathomable purpose, guided by sacred texts to punish his victims in the most unspeakable—and public—ways.

As each clue leads deeper into a maze of fanaticism and medieval ritual, all that stands between the terrors of ancient Moscow and a series of murders defiling a modern city is Masha and the killer himself. Soon, their personal obsessions will collide.

Автор: Desombre Daria
 
Tarif de groupe

Tarif de groupe, huitième roman de Pagan, déballe le linge sale de l'usine — la police en jargon interne. Le spectacle d'une poubelle de fast-food serait sans doute plus ragoûtant. Ce flic qui a le blues ne fait pas dans le sous-entendu. Son ex-inspecteur Chess les connaît à fond, ces types qui pratiquent les méthodes du grand banditisme, sous le masque de la vérité et de la justice. Des flics qui se goinfrent : 50 briques sur un plan de came. Le plus sinistre ripou de l'histoire a commandité le meurtre d'une prostituée. Pourquoi ? Pour rien. Parce qu'elle n'a jamais accepté de baiser avec lui. On l'a découverte morte et torturée de la pire façon. Affaire classée. Chess remue la boue. Au final, dans ce camp-là, le crime paie.

Sylvaine Pasquier, L'Express
Автор: Pagan Hugues
Серия: Rivages/Noir
 
Tainted Blood

Also published as “Jar City”.


When a lone septuagenarian is murdered in his apartment in the Nordurmyri district of Reykjavik, detective inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called in, along with partner Sigurdur Oli and female colleague Elínborg. Everyone is related to everyone else in Iceland and refer to one another by first name, even formally. Erlendur is about 50, long divorced, with two kids in varying degrees of drug addiction. The victim, a man called Holberg, turns out to have been a nasty piece of work, and Erlendur is disgusted by the series of rapes Holberg apparently committed. The rapes and the deaths of a number of young women may be connected, and the search brings Erlendur to the forensic lab, whose old “jar city,” since disbanded, held research organs. Meanwhile, Erlendur’s daughter, Eva Lind, is pregnant and still using; she flits in and out of his life angrily, but may be crying out for help. Reykjavik’s physicality, and the fact that crimes are relatively rare in Iceland, gives things a defamiliarizing cast.


Won Glass Key award in 2002 (Nordic crime fiction award).


Caution — British spelling.

Автор: Indridason Arnaldur
 
Travail soigné

Dès le premier meurtre, épouvantable et déroutant, Camille Verhœven comprend que cette affaire ne ressemblera à aucune autre. Et il a raison. D’autres crimes se révèlent, horribles, gratuits… La presse, le juge, le préfet se déchaînent bientôt contre la « méthode Verhœven ».

Policier atypique, le commandant Verhœven ne craint pas les affaires hors normes mais celle-ci va le placer totalement seul face à un assassin qui semble avoir tout prévu. Jusque dans le moindre détail. Jusqu’à la vie même de Camille qui n’échappera pas au spectacle terrible que le tueur a pris tant de soin à organiser, dans les règles de l’art…

Prix Cognac, 2006.

Автор: ître Pierre
Серия: Camille Verhœven
 
Total Sarcasm

Boxed set includes DEATH BY SARCASM (Mary Cooper Mystery #1), MURDER WITH SARCASTIC INTENT (Mary Cooper Mystery #2) and GROSS SARCASTIC HOMICIDE (Mary Cooper Mystery #3).

"Packed to the gills with non-stop action and a razor-sharp wit."

— Florida Times

"A smart detective series filled with sharp prose and snappy one-liners."

— IndieReader.com

About the Author

Dan Ames is an international bestselling thriller author and winner of the Independent Book Award for Crime Fiction. You can learn more about him at authordanames.com

Автор: Ames Dan
Серия:
 
Автор: Sanders Lawrence
Серия:
 
Автор: Goldberg Tod
Серия: Burn notice
 
Автор: Goldberg Tod
Серия:
 
Автор: Goldberg Tod
Серия: Burn notice
 
Автор: Goldberg Tod
Серия: Burn notice
 
Автор: Deutermann P T
Серия: Cam Richter
 
Автор: Deutermann P T
Серия: Cam Richter
 
Timber Line

Tulsa Torrent, America's biggest lumber company, is stumped when a couple of its key scientists are axed. Seems the deceased were part of a team developing an oil-producing tree, and a lot of interested parties have been looking to grease their palms.

Before anyone else is pulped, Remo and Chiun are planted to see the project out of the woods. But danger sprouts at every turn, and when the environmentalist High Sierra Society enters the picture, determined to make Tulsa Torrent take a hike, the project rests on pines and needles.

Somebody's barking up the wrong tree, and Remo and Chiun must get to the root of the matter before the unknown hatchet man mulches America's energy future into one big compost heap...

Автор: Murphy Warren
Серия: The Destroyer
 
Texas Showdown

A power-hungry Texas billionaire was planning to stage a revolution in Mexico. But the FBI and CIA knew only that their agents, sent to infiltrate his mysterious strike force of elite mercs, had suffered horrible deaths.

The president's decision — send in Able Team!

Breaking through the high security of the crazen Texan's base, Bolan's reborn Death Squad begins a blitzing series of combat events that bring them into the very hellheart of the drug wars of Bolivia and the Caribbean — and the sex war of the billionaire's Mexican debutante wife.

Surrounded by assassination, betrayal, and revenge, Gadgets Schwarz, Pol Blancanales and Carl Lyons must not fail — only they can stop open war between the United States and Mexico.

Серия: Able Team
 
The Bone Yard

Theres a wild card in Vegas.

The Mafia, the Japanese yakuza and the Vegas Old Guard each want control of the city.

Mack Bolan is the new player and hes dealing in death, with skills learned in a hell called Nam and honed to a sharp edge in the urban jungle.

To shave the odds the Executioner pulls a Joker from the deck, Tommy Anders. The game is down to one last hand — winner takes all.

Автор: Pendleton Don
Серия: The Executioner
 
The Iranian Hit

Stop the Assassination!

The directive came from the White House, and the target was less than twenty miles away in an affluent Maryland suburb.

For Mack Bolan it was a very strange assignment: tooprotect a high-level Iranian exile, General Eshan Nazarour, from imminent assassination. It became stranger still when the generals beautiful American wife was kidnapped. Immediately the intrigue, violence — and murder — began to form a familiar pattern. Organized crime was getting involved with foreign subversion. The maze of treachery and terrorism could lead to only one conclusion — the deadly presence of the Executioner: Mack Bolan!

Автор: Pendleton Don
 
The Hostaged Island

Seventy-two filthy, vicious motorcycle hoodlums have taken over the fantasy isle of Catalina off the coast of Los Angeles. Their hostages are the island s seventeen hundred inhabitants, cowering from the butchery.

Also kidnapped are six top government thinkers attending a secret conference. The survival of everyone is paramount to the national security experts who call in Able Team.

Lyons, Blancanales and Schwarz begin a counter-insurgency of ruthless force. The terror cyclists have done far more than trash a tourist playground. So the strategy is: smash the whole scene into shards of blazing action!

Серия: Able Team
 
The Libya Connection

This time, all the stops were out. Mack Bolan became a single-minded, death-spewing avenger the minute Eve disappeared...

Someone he cared about, Eve had been swallowed up by the voracious bloodthirst of international terror.

Bolan stalked the savages responsible deep into the labyrinth of double-dealing and betrayal that marks modern terrorism. The hunt took him from the lush Caribbean to the scorching Sahara in pursuit of the Libyan connection that held the fate of civilization in its grasp.

For The Executioner, it was the toughest mission yet, fueled by the most righteous revenge. Anyone who got in his way... was dead.

Автор: Pendleton Don
 
Tiger War

A trap!

So much for undercover operations, thought Bolan. His nighttime parachute drop into Thailand had become an open secret. Enemy gunfire zeroed in on his position. It was survival time in the jungle again!

The Executioner was in Southeast Asias Golden Triangle to strike at the international illicit-drug industry. But his advance man had been captured by the enemy — the 93rd Kuomintang Division of the Nationalist Chinese Army, better known as Tiger Enterprises, the worlds largest heroin ring.

Bolans Montagnard army now refused to fight. The tribesmen, traditional enemies of the Chinese for 4,000 years, were fierce warriors but fickle allies. They knew better than to back a loser...

But Bolan would not lose. However much death it took.

Автор: Pendleton Don
Серия: The Executioner
 
The Violent Streets

The call to Mack Bolan is urgent, almost frantic. Rosario Blancanaless kid sister, Toni, has been raped and beaten — but at least she is still alive, unlike the five otehr victims whose throats were slashed by the Minneapolist maniac.

In a raging search-and-destroy assault, Mack Bolan makes his presence felt throughout the Twin Cities, from the lowest mob hangouts to the police department and into the City Hall itself. A psychopathic killer is being protected by some powerful force.

For Mack Bolan there will be no intermissions, no pardons, no excuses: he will be fighting for one of his closest friends. He is once again judge, jury... and Executioner.

Автор: Pendleton Don
 
Tower of Terror

A Wall Street skyscraper had been invaded. Hostages were being held — and, with them, enough confidential banking data to imperil the entire world.

Ugly, city-wide panic was inevitable until Able Team was called in. Carl Lyons, Pol Blancanales and Gadgets Schwarz were the only possible hardmen for such a mission.

The invaders claimed to be FALN, the Puerto Rican terrorist group. But they were not who they said they were, and their huge quantity of devastating armament appeared to have come from. . . the Vietnamese.

Серия: Able Team
 
Twisted Path

Aggressive, primitive and violent, the Shining Path murders in the name of freedom. Fanatical terrorists who are trying to destroy Peru's government, the Path's "low budget" warfare has suddenly turned high tech — someone is selling them state-of-the-art weapons.

Mack Bolan infiltrates the secretive group and follows an illegal arms shment straight into hell. Framed for murder, locked in a Lima prison, the American warrior struggles to complete a mission that seems to be slipping out of his control.

But the Executioner has special treatment for killers whose only reality is a smoking gun — strong medicine in a dose that will leave the Shining Path choking on its own violent prescription.

Автор: Pendleton Don
Серия: The Executioner
 
The Man of Bronze

Clark Savage, Jr. the inspiration for Superman and James Bond, along with Renny, Johnny, Ham, Monk and Long Tom, as they journey to Central America to reclaim Doc's legacy.

Автор: Robeson Kenneth
Серия: Doc Savage
 
Автор: Robeson Kenneth
Серия: Doc Savage
 
The Pirate of the Pacific

Not ships but nations are the prey of the sinister Oriental mastermind, Tom Too. Only Doc Savage and his daring crew stand a chance of saving the world from this figure of evil and his lethal legions. On land and on sea, in the weirdest corners of the wide world, Doc and his friends plunge into their wildest adventure — against their most dangerous foe!

Автор: Robeson Kenneth
Серия: Doc Savage
 
Автор: Robeson Kenneth
Серия: Doc Savage
 
They Came to Kill

After the ambush-murders of a Central Intelligency Agency surveillance unit, Able Team flies to Lebanon with instructions to "arrest or terminate" a renegade U.S. Marine fighting for the Islamic militias of Beirut.

But in the twisted politics and free-fire streets of the devastated city, Able Team decides to disregard their instructions and join the Marine and his Shia friends to confront a conspiracy of fanatics — Syrians, Iranians, Libyans and American black nationalists — united in their lust for terror.

Able Team wages a dirty battle through the ruins of Beirut, then tracks the gangs halfway around the world to Mexico, where the Americans hurl themselves against the zealots before they murder again — this time, the President of the United States!

Автор: Stivers Dick
Серия: Able Team
 
The Golden Rendezvous

A timeless classic from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well. For Johnny Carter, the Chief Officer, the voyage has already begun badly; but it's only when the Campari sails that evening, after a succession of delays that he realises something is seriously wrong. A member of the crew is suddenly missing and the stern-to-stern search only serves to increase tension. Then violence erupts and suddenly the whole ship is in danger. Is the Campari a victim of modern day piracy? And what of the strange cargo hidden below the decks?

Автор: Maclean Alistair
Серия:
 
The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

If you love crime fiction-preferably wickedly profane, unabashedly grisly, and laugh-out-loud funny "pulp" fiction-your number one New Year's resolution needs to be to read Charlie Huston. It only takes one to get you so hooked you'll read everything you can get your hands on, so take a couple of days off and give yourself room to binge on the brutal and hilarious Hank Thompson and Joe Pitt series, the blistering Shotgun Rule, and this latest and greatest stand-alone, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death. The best thing about reading a Huston novel is that you never see it coming-laughter, tears, the passing urge to vomit-everything is a surprise, creating a wholly unsettling and exciting reading experience. The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death has all the makings of a perfect Charlie Huston novel-the down-but-not-out antihero, the outrageous supporting characters (each of whom deserves their own spin-off), the very bad situation involving money and violence, and the hilariously inappropriate dialogue that is Huston's signature-but with one surprising addition, hope. It does little good to break down the plot of a book this bizarre and brilliant. You're just going to have to trust us (and our Guest Reviewer, Stephen King), and read it.

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With a style that is razor sharp, an eye that never shies from the gritty details, and a taste for stories that simultaneously shock, disturb, and entertain, Charlie Huston is one of a kind. And The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death is the type of story-swift, twisted, hilarious, somehow hopeful-that only he could dream up.

The fact is, whether it’s a dog hit by a train or an old lady who had a heart attack on the can, someone has to clean up the nasty mess. And that someone is Webster Fillmore Goodhue, who just may be the least likely person in Los Angeles County to hold down such a gig. With his teaching career derailed by tragedy, Web hasn’t done much for the last year except some heavy slacking. But when his only friend in the world lets him know that his freeloading days are over, and he tires of taking cash from his spaced-out mom and refuses to take any more from his embittered father, Web joins Clean Team-and soon finds himself sponging a Malibu suicide’s brains from a bathroom mirror, and flirting with the man’s bereaved and beautiful daughter.

Then things get weird: The dead man’s daughter asks a favor. Her brother’s in need of somebody who can clean up a mess. Every cell in Web’s brain tells him to turn her down, but something else makes him hit the Harbor Freeway at midnight to help her however he can. Is it her laugh? Her desperate tone of voice? The chance that this might be history’s strangest booty call? Whatever it is, soon enough it’s Web who needs the help when gun-toting California cowboys start showing up on his doorstep. What’s the deal? Is it something to do with what he cleaned up in that motel room in Carson? Or is it all about the brewing war between rival trauma cleaners? Web doesn’t have a clue, but he’ll need to get one if he’s going to keep from getting his face kicked in. Again. And again. And again.

Full of black humor, stunning violence, singular characters, and neon dialogue, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death is classic Charlie Huston: a wild ride that’ll leave you breathless and shaken, grinning and begging for more.

Автор: Huston Charlie
Серия:
 
The Cleaner

Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner." Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies, doing a little cleanup if necessary. But in Brett Battles's electrifying debut novel, Quinn's latest assignment will change everything, igniting a harrowing journey of violence, betrayal, and revenge.

The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up where it doesn't belong — and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent — he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn scrambles for cover, struggling to find out why someone wants him dead… and if it's linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office.


The Cleaner


Quinn’s only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who’s reluctant to help but who may hold the key to solving the case. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, struggling to stay alive long enough to unbury the truth. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by what he uncovers: a chilling secret… and a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy — with an almost unimaginable goal.

Furiously paced, filled with superbly drawn characters and pitch-perfect dialogue, The Cleaner puts a powerful twist on all our expectations as it confirms Brett Battles’s place as one of the most exciting new talents in suspense fiction today.

Автор: Battles Brett
 
The Buried

Everything on the job is going as expected. The target has been dealt with, and all that’s left to do is remove the body.

But a surprise is waiting for Quinn and Nate, one that completely changes their mission. Then when the client who gave them their new orders disappears, they find themselves on their own, with a human asset holding a dark secret that several parties are interested in obtaining, by force if necessary.

To keep the asset alive, the two cleaners must stay on the run, but even that doesn't guarantee success.

Because no matter how closely a secret is guarded, if enough people want it, it won’t stay buried forever.

Автор: Battles Brett
 
Target Utopia

Is there a traitor at Dreamland?


When Muslim extremists are found with a mysterious UAV in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Colonel Danny Freah and his Whiplash team are sent to investigate. They discover that Dreamland's drone technology has been stolen. Who has betrayed them? China is rumored to be involved, as is Russia. But finding out who's really bankrolling the guerrillas means finding someone who knows combat UAVs inside and out. Someone with nothing to lose. Someone like Air Force ace Turk Mako.

Yet as Mako and Freah learn, the conspiracy is deeper and darker than either imagined. With the situation worsening, the Whiplash team finds itself in a desperate race to recover their aircraft and capture the perpetrators — without setting off World War III.

Автор: Brown Dale, DeFelice Jim
Серия: Dreamland
 
The Specialists

This time it started with a call girl.

She came running to Eddie Manso scared stiff. A bad scene with some sadistic hood. The guy had told the girl he was a rich banker. That's what interested Eddie. The guy had said he owned the banks.

A hood who owned banks?

Eddie called the colonel and the colonel called the others...

There were six of them. Specialists. Ex-soldiers, each with a unique talent. There game was getting to a special kind of vermin, the kind that preyed on innocents... the kind the law never seemed to be able to grab.

There was always trouble, but this one was going to be really rough. The "banker" was no ordinary hood. And he had his own army of specialists.

Автор: Block Lawrence
Серия:
 
The Emperor's Revenge

The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

Серия: The Oregon Files
 
The Glinkov Extraction

An authorized mission to rescue a friend may be the last adventure of Stiletto’s career… or his life.

A coup stirring in Russia to overthrow President Putin faces the wrath of Moscow police and government agents. Suspects are arrested or assassinated. Survivors run for their lives, including Vladimir Glinkov, a friend of Scott Stiletto.

Glinkov desperately calls for help, but the U.S. government will not get involved. Despite his pleas to aid a friend in need, Stiletto is ordered to stand down.

But Stiletto will not do nothing while a friend suffers. He’ll get Glinkov and his family out of Russia before they’re executed, or die trying.

Автор: Drake Brian
Серия: Scott Stiletto
 
The Road To Ruin

John Dortmunder as a butler? Well, he’s not really a butler; he’s just playing one at the heavily guarded estate of crooked tycoon Monroe Hall. A corporate pariah surrounded by loot, including a fleet of priceless vintage cars, Hall soon finds his needs—from driving to cooking—eagerly fulfilled by Dortmunder and his gang. Dortmunder’s plan: to change in one fell swoop from loyal servants to merry robbers, and drive off with ill-gotten plunder. There’s just one problem. Monroe Hall has as many enemies as antiques. Before Dortmunder can go from serving to stealing, Hall disappears and the cops are knocking on the door. And after a violent crime is committed, Dortmunder is in the worst place possible. For as everyone knows, whenever there’s mischief in a mansion … the butler always did it!

Автор: Westlake Donald E
Серия: Dortmunder
 
Ten Big Ones

Take an exit off the Jersey Turnpike to the irresistible world of Stephanie Plum, America's favorite bounty hunter, where she gets into more trouble than ever. This time, she faces a notorious gang in Trenton who wants her dead. Morelli warns that she's in too deep, and Stephanie more than agrees. But the gang won't let her bow out. With Ranger missing in action, Stephanie has to go into hiding-and stumbles on to the secret location of Ranger's "bat cave." Is it the perfect place to disappear? Or will she get into more trouble than she knows by delving into his private world? The tenth Stephanie Plum novel is filled with Evanovich's trademark high stakes, high adventure, high wit, and sly comedy.

Автор: Evanovich Janet
Серия:
 
Thieves' Dozen

On a literary landscape filled with cunning criminal masterminds, Donald E. Westlake's John Dortmunder is in a league of his own. With no scam too outrageous to contemplate, and no plan too simple to go wrong, this quirky career thief has stolen everything from money buried under a reservoir to a bank-the whole bank. Now the ultimate repeat offender returns in a first-time collection of short stories that prove that just like bagels and donuts, with Dortmunder it's always better by the dozen … Thieves' Dozen.

Автор: Westlake Donald E
Серия: Dortmunder
 
The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

For nearly a year Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone straight…well of a fashion. But Bernie has a new landlord for his Greenwich Village bookstore — Bernie Stoppelagard — not a nice man, who wants to increase his rent by 10,000 dollars…a month! Desperate times call for desperate measures. So Bernie is back to work burgling an apartment of a couple on a European tour of untraceable cash. There is only one problem — the naked man in the bathroom — and the fact that he is deceased. At the same time the apartment of Stoppelgard's brother-in-law has been relieved of a million dollar baseball card collection and somehow Bernie is being blamed (read: framed) for that crime. Mix in a mysterious woman and a crotchety old New York policeman and Bernie seems in big trouble. So what's the answer…Find the baseball cards…and steal them back.

Автор: Block Lawrence
Серия: Bernie Rhodenbarr
 
Twelve Sharp

America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her twelfth bestseller and sure to win more fans than ever before. Trenton, New Jersey's premier troublemaker is once again struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her gift for destroying every car she drives. Not to mention her attempts to bring in the sometimes scary bail jumpers of Trenton, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious female stalker-who turns out to have a close connection to Ranger. Twelve Sharp has twists that will drive readers wild and prove that once again, for sheer reading entertainment, no one tops Janet Evanovich.

Автор: Evanovich Janet
Серия:
 
The Matters at Mansfield

Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is eager to arrange a lucrative and socially advantageous match for her daughter, Anne. Of course, her ladyship has not taken into account such frivolous matters as love or romance, let alone the wishes of her daughter. Needless to say, there is much turmoil when the bride-to-be elopes. Their pursuit of the headstrong couple leads the Darcys to the village of Mansfield, where the usually intricate game of marriage machinations becomes still more convoluted by lies and deception. There, the Darcys discover that love and marriage can be a complex and dangerous business — one that can even lead to murder.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
The Intrigue at Highbury

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive — before the killer can strike again.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
Thus Was Adonis Murdered

"Highly intelligent and educated half-wit" Julia goes on a holiday to Venice where she's accused of murder. Her friends back home in London, mainly barristers, take it upon themselves to solve the crime and prove Julia's innocence. It is narrated by Hilary Tamar, Oxford don of unspecified gender, and told largely although not exclusively through Julia's letters to her friends and their commentary on such. Very witty and funny, full of intelligent and only slightly eccentric people, the series about Professor Tamar is excellent.

Автор: Caudwell Sarah
Серия: Hilary Tamar
 
The Shortest Way to Hades

Professor Hilary Tamar's young Chancery barrister friends have finished an inheritance case when one of the minor beneficiaries turns up dead. It's assumed to be suicide, and as she wasn't the heiress nobody cares, but when the heiress is involved in an sailing accident in Greece, Hilary realises these were not accidents. In the course of investigation Selena and Julia are being invited upon false pretences to what turns out to be an orgy… But the combined wits and wit of our little group carry the day.

Автор: Caudwell Sarah
Серия: Hilary Tamar
 
The Sirens Sang of Murder

This the third in the Hilary Tamar series, Oxford don who solves the cases brought to the professor's attention by the group of friends who work as lawyers in New Square, London. In this one, Cantrip has gone off to the Channel Islands on a tax-law case, and is indulging his love of telex machines by sending plenty back home. It's through these that Hilary and the others gain enough information to solve a mystery after a companion of Cantrips is killed.

Автор: Caudwell Sarah
Серия: Hilary Tamar
 
The Sibyl in Her Grave

This is the 4th and last Hilary Tamar mystery novel by Sarah Caudwell, who died in 2000. Written in first person by Professor Tamar and including a series of letters by different characters, the story is told of a financial tax mess and a series of strange deaths. Professor Tamar seems to think there is a connection, but is there?

Even though she wrote only four novels, her death was a profound loss, not only in itself but also in that it deprives us forever of learning more of Julia, Selina, Ragwort, Cantrip, Timothy and the eternally mysterious and genderless Professor Hilary Tamar. The book itself? Lovely, cosy, funny, clever, erudite, and ultimately deeply satisfying.

Автор: Caudwell Sarah
Серия: Hilary Tamar
 
The Hot Rock

John Dortmunder left prison with the warm words of the warden ringing in his ears and not one chance of going straight. Soon Dortmunder was riding in a stolen Cadillac with venetian blinds, reuniting with old friends and scheming to heist a large emerald belonging to a small African nation. As always, his planning is meticulous. As always, the execution is not. Undaunted, Dortmunder is now chasing the gem by plane, train and automobile. Because this hot rock has a way of getting stolen — not just once, but again and again and again…

Автор: Westlake Donald E
Серия:
 
T'es beau, tu sais !

« — Monsieur, j'lui dis comme ça, il va falloir que je vous tue toutes affaires cessantes, mes supérieurs m'en ont donné l'ordre !

— Essayez toujours, me répond le tueur à gages en levant son verre à ma santé. Et il fait bien, vu qu'elle va être mise à rude épreuve, ma petite santé. Ah ! les souris, je vous jure… Plus je les pratique, plus je me rends compte que c'est du sable. Du sable émouvant, j'admets, mais terriblement mouvant ! Pour escalader les jolies dunes, vaut mieux ramper ! Dans cette position, on prend moins de risques, et puis quoi : c'est tellement plus agréable.

Si je ne suis pas de retour à la fin de ce livre, ne vous caillez pas la laitance. Entrez et faites-vous des frites en m'attendant : la clé est sous le paillasson ! »

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Trudny Trup

''Co najmniej przez kilka miesięcy szukałam trupa. Nie rozkopywałam grobów i ugorów, nie zwiedzałam kostnic, starych piwnic ani śmietników, nie gmerałam w gliniankach. Szukałam we własnym umyśle i w ludzkich plotkach, także w mediach, prezentujących wydarzenia okropne i krwawe w taki sposób, żeby przypadkiem jakieś niewłaściwe tajemnice nie wyszły na jaw. (…) Trupa żądała ode mnie Martusia'' – fragment najnowszej powieści najpoczytniejszej polskiej pisarki.

Автор: Chmielewska Joanna
Серия:
 
Tout le plaisir est pour moi

J'ai rencontré à travers le vaste monde et le long de ma vie bien des femmes exigeantes.

Des qui me demandaient de remplacer leur mari au pied levé ; des qui réclamaient ceci et d'autres qui sollicitaient cela et toujours je me suis évertué à les satisfaire.

Mais la frangine, ce coup-là, attend vraiment l'impossible de votre San-A.chéri…

Un impossible réellement… impossible…

Mais moi, vous me connaissez ; rien ne peut m'arrêter !

Alors, poliment, je me penche sur le décolleté de la poupée et je susurre :

« Mais voyons, chère amie, tout le plaisir est pour moi ! »

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Town in a Wild Moose Chase

Cape Willington's annual Winter Moose Fest is in full swing when the sightings of a mysterious white moose-and rumors of a dead body found in the woods-send Candy scrambling to separate fact from fiction before she finds herself in the bullseye of a ruthless killer...

Автор: Haywood B B
 
Timber Line

Tulsa Torrent, America's biggest lumber company, is stumped when a couple of its key scientists are axed. Seems the deceased were part of a team developing an oil-producing tree, and a lot of interested parties have been looking to grease their palms.

Before anyone else is pulped, Remo and Chiun are planted to see the project out of the woods. But danger sprouts at every turn, and when the environmentalist High Sierra Society enters the picture, determined to make Tulsa Torrent take a hike, the project rests on pines and needles.

Somebody's barking up the wrong tree, and Remo and Chiun must get to the root of the matter before the unknown hatchet man mulches America's energy future into one big compost heap...

Автор: Murphy Warren
Серия: The Destroyer
 
The Deception At Lyme

In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly.

Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant who died in action.

Their retreat turns tragic when they come upon a body lying at the base of the Cobb. The victim is Mrs. Clay, a woman with a scandalous past that left her with child—a child whose existence threatened the inheritance of one of her paramours and the reputation of another. Did she lose her balance and fall from the slippery breakwater, or was she pushed?

Mrs. Clay’s death is not the only one that commands the Darcys’ attention. When Mr. Darcy discovers, among his cousin’s possessions, evidence that the young lieutenant’s death might have been murder, he allies with Captain Frederick Wentworth (hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion) to probe details of a battle that took place across the sea . . . but was influenced by a conspiracy much closer to home.

The Deception at Lyme (Or, The Peril of Persuasion) is the delightful sixth installment in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series by Carrie Bebris.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
The Class Menagerie

What surprises can await a suburban housewife, going to a class reunion? Some get older, some get balder, some get… deader? A challenge for Jane Jeffry, who is a cross between Miss Marple and Erma Bombeck.

Автор: Churchill Jill
Серия: Jane Jeffry
 
The Merchant of Menace

Quintessential mom in tennis shoes Jane Jeffrey is once again thrust into a murder investigation, but this time the murderer is very close to home indeed. She finds herself in the midst of the Christmas rush and hosting two celebrations back-to-back: neighborhood caroling party one evening and a cookie exchange the following day. The two gatherings are meant to bring the community together, but when a TV reporter is found dead during the singing, it becomes obvious that at least one of the neighbors is harboring something besides goodwill towards men. As Jane and her coconspirator Shelly explore just who might have reason to shove someone off a roof, their sleepy suburb (Chicago is the ostensible nearby city, but the setting could be anywhere there is snow in December) suddenly steams with secrets.

Автор: Churchill Jill
Серия: Jane Jeffry
 
The House of Seven Mabels

Homemaking is about to take on a whole new meaning for Jane Jeffry now that she's agreed to help restore and redecorate a decrepit old neighborhood mansion. The home's owner, the prosperously divorced Bitsy Burnside, considers herself to be a feminist to the max and wants an almost all-female crew to do the dirty work — prompting the quick-witted Shelley Nowack to dub the project "the House of Seven Mabels." With her best friend and decorating whiz Shelley on the estrogen-heavy team, Jane thinks this exhausting, plaster-dusty job may not be as unpleasant as it initially appeared to be.Until, of course, things start to get very messy. It begins with a series of mean-spirited "pranks" — strange odors, mysterious electrical shorts, a myriad of petty annoyances designed to impede the progress of the fixer-uppers. And then the pranks turn deadly, leaving one of the workers lying lifeless at the foot of a staircase.Tragic, yes, but an accident? Jane thinks not. And with the able assistance of Shelley, not to mention a little help from her best beau, Chicago detective Mel VanDyne, Jane's hoping she can construct a solid case and nail the assassin. Suspects are certainly in abundant supply.

Автор: Churchill Jill
Серия: Jane Jeffry
 
The Accidental Florist

Suburban supersleuth Jane Jeffry and her detective beau Mel VanDyne have finally decided to tie the knot. While Jane's planning the wedding of her dreams — with no overbearing mother-in-law to steamroll the entire event and tell her what to wear — Mel convinces her and her best friend Shelley to take a women's self-defense class. But before Jane and Shelley can learn the karate kicks and mean moves to fight off even the perfect purse-snatcher, their class is cut brutally short. . when two participants are murdered. Between her new writing project, an addition to the house, and battling mothers-in-law, she's got her hands full. But she'll have to make time to help Mel find the killer if she wants to walk happily — and safely — down the aisle.

Автор: Churchill Jill
Серия: Jane Jeffry
 
Tu vas trinquer San-Antonio

Deux ivrognes et un clébard, voilà tout ce dont je dispose pour démarrer mon enquête aux U. S. A.

Les deux poivrots ont pour noms Bérurier et Pinaud et le chien est un gentil boxer, baveur à souhait ! L'Empire State Building aux pieds de Béru, il faut avoir vu ça !

Mais je vais en voir bien d'autres au milieu de la pègre new-yorkaise. Mes acolytes boivent, mais c'est naturellement votre bon San-Antonio qui va trinquer.

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Trempe ton pain dans la soupe

Si je m’attendais à cette nouvelle !

Moi, l’éternel polisson, le cavaleur effréné, le trousseur de jupons, le détrousseur de culottes, l’homme qui justifie la position verticale et en invente d’autres.

Moi, Sana, devenu…

Non, je ne peux pas t’annoncer ça de but en blanc, ce serait gâcher la marchandise.

Par ailleurs, sache qu’autour de l’événement, se déroulent des aventures à en paumer son dentier dans la chaglatte d’une friponne !

Pour célébrer la chose, chantons tous en chœur la Marseillaise !

Ça le mérite !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Town in a Blueberry Jam

In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. But, when an aging playboy and the newly crowned Blueberry Queen are killed, Candy investigates to clear the name of a local handyman. And as she sorts through the town's juicy secrets, things start to get sticky indeed...

Автор: Haywood B B
Серия: , Candy Holliday Mystery
 
The Girl with the Long Green Heart

Even before he invented Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr, Block was writing terrific thrillers such as this.

Johnny Hayden and his partner had the perfect scam selling worthless Canadian land to marks. The scam just has to work, because at stake is Evvie — the girl with the long green heart.

Автор: Block Lawrence
Серия:
 
The Busy Body

Engel had worked his way up to being Nick Rovito’s right-hand man, near the top of the Syndicate. And this was a delicate job — retrieving a very important jacket, loaded with heroin, from a fresh grave. But Engel found only an empty coffin...

Автор: Westlake Donald E
Серия:
 
Tarte à la crème story

La Bulgarie est le pays du yaourt.

J'aurais donc pu intituler ce bouquin « Baise-la dans le yaourt ».

Mais je suis un auteur bien trop embouché pour débloquer au dos d'une couverture.

Heureusement qu'à l'intérieur on peut y aller carrément.

Tout se permettre, et un peu plus encore, moi, c'est justement le « un peu plus » qui m'intéresse.

Et toi aussi, pas vrai, bougre de petit dégoûtant.

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Tire-m'en deux, c'est pour offrir

Nous autres, les grands romanciers du siècle, avons une préférence marquée pour certains de nos enfants, parce que nous les jugeons plus beaux que les autres, voire même plus proches de nous.

C'est le cas du présent chef-d'œuvre.

En l'écrivant, je me suis mis à l'aimer, à bien l'aimer.

J'aurais voulu y passer mes vacances ; peut-être même le restant de mes jours.

Un pareil engouement doit bien cacher quelque chose, non ?

Ou si je deviens gâtoche ?

A toi de juger !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Têtes et sacs de nœuds

Et voilà que M. Félix (tu sais, le vieux prof qui possède un sexe d'enfer) a la fermeture Eclair de sa braguette coincée. Avec diligence, Berthe veut le dépanner en s'aidant d'un coutelas. Hélas ! La lame ripe et se plante dans le zob du siècle !

Tu te rends compte ? Le Félix allait à Bruxelles pour épouser une de ses collègues belges : la gentille Irma Ladousse !

Heureusement que Béru et moi sommes là pour faire prendre patience à la future mariée !

Nous voilà tous partis pour le cap Nord, à tringler comme des sauvages.

Cela dit, on y va en mission.

Et quelle !

Une affaire inouïe pendant laquelle on vit du poignant. Heureusement qu'on lime à tout-va : ça nous repose un peu d'exister ! Toujours se faire tuer, c'est pas une vie !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Tarte aux poils sur commande

Pour bien se préparer à la consommation de la tarte aux poils, il est conseillé de manger beaucoup de cœurs d'artichauts non ébarbés. Ensuite, il est bon d'embrasser le sculpteur César, Alain Bombard ou François Nourissier à pleine joue et de façon répétitive, avant de prodiguer ces baisers fougueux à un manteau d'astrakan (dans la région des boutonnières de préférence).

L'entraînement doit être intensif. Songez qu'Arthur Rubinstein s'est fait chier des années avec « La Lettre à Elise » avant d'interpréter ces noctumes de Chopin qui ont assuré sa gloire.

Lorsque vous aurez la certitude de bien maîtriser le sujet, vous pourrez vous risquer alors à pratiquer sur une dame la figure dite de « l'enveloppe cachetée ». Pour le reste, faites confiance à votre instinct et allez de l'avant !

Cela dit, il n'y a pas que des séances de tartes aux poils dans ce saisissant ouvrage.

Vous trouverez en outre : une balle fondue, huit caïmans (mais peut-être sont-ce des alligators ?), une mine désaffectée, un nègre blanc, une balle de golf particulière et plus d'une tonne de cadavres.

Quand vous aurez achevé votre lecture, faites-moi signe : on ira bouffer ensemble.

De la tarte aux poils, de préférence.

Автор: Dard édéric
 
T’assieds pas sur le compte-gouttes

Faut toujours se gaffer des pays où il ne se passe rien.

Parce que en général, il s'y passe des trucs-machins pires qu'ailleurs.

Ainsi de l'Uruguay.

Moi je croyais que Montevideo, sa capitale, n'était intéressante que pour les cinq pieds qu'elle apporte à une chanson.

Fume !

Si nous n'avions pas été à la hauteur, Béru et moi, on y aurait laissé nos belles plumes de coq !

Heureusement qu'on a pu s'y faire rigoler la zize à s'en gonfler les amygdales sud !

Quand on a tout paumé, il nous reste au moins le chibre.

Nos petites potesses n'en demandent pas davantage, t'es d'accord ?

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Turlute gratos les jours fériés

Que tu sois religieux ou non, l'idée te viendrais jamais d'aller zinguer quelqu'un dans un confessionnal, je parie ?

Eh bien tout le monde n'est pas comme toi, mon joli ! A preuve, cette dame défuntée de mort violente dans la guitoune aux péchés.

Mais le plus farce, si j'ose dire, c'est qu'elle-même s'apprêtait à flinguer son confesseur ! Tu parles d'une chasse à courre, mon neuveu !

Cela dit, ce que je te raconte n'est que le début du book.

Son gracieux point de départ.

Je te cause pas de l'arrivée !

Alors là, espère : ceux qu'auront pas numéroté leurs abattis auront intérêt à retourner chez leur mère pour lui demander qu'elle les refasse !

Après tout, pourquoi elles auraient pas droit à un brouillon, les mamans ? Je constate de plus en plus qu'en neuf mois t'as pas le temps de faire quelque chose de bien !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
The Intrigue at Highbury

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive — before the killer can strike again.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
The Matters at Mansfield

Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is eager to arrange a lucrative and socially advantageous match for her daughter, Anne. Of course, her ladyship has not taken into account such frivolous matters as love or romance, let alone the wishes of her daughter. Needless to say, there is much turmoil when the bride-to-be elopes. Their pursuit of the headstrong couple leads the Darcys to the village of Mansfield, where the usually intricate game of marriage machinations becomes still more convoluted by lies and deception. There, the Darcys discover that love and marriage can be a complex and dangerous business — one that can even lead to murder.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning

With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the identity of an American televangelist named Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops and contract killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future.

Автор: Helgason ímur
Серия:
 
Tango chinetoque

Moi, vous me connaissez ?

J'ai pas l'habitude de vous mener en bateau, et quand ça m'arrive, c'est moi qui rame !

Alors si je vous affirme que vous n'avez pas encore jamais lu un bouquin comme celui-ci, vous pouvez me croire !

Dans le TANGO CHINETOQUE, vous allez trouver des trucs qui vous feront dresser les poils des bras sur la tronche ! Vous y verrez comment, en Chine, on fabrique mille kilomètres d'autoroute par jour ! Comment un mouton tombe amoureux de Béru ! Comment Béru opère de l'appendicite un zig qui n'en a pas besoin ! Vous y verrez comment le Gros et moi on se paye une virouze dans le cosmos ! Parfaitement ! Et puis, l'amour à la chinoise, ça ne vous dit rien ?

Cette extraordinaire aventure se passe en Chine, mais on ne rit pas jaune pour autant. Et si le coq gaulois se fait déplumasser le dargif par moments, ça ne l'empêche pas de chanter fort !

Non, franchement, je plains Louis XVI qui est mort trop tôt pour avoir pu lire ça !

SAN-ANTONIO
Автор: Dard édéric
 
Tango chinetoque

Moi, vous me connaissez ?

J'ai pas l'habitude de vous mener en bateau, et quand ça m'arrive, c'est moi qui rame !

Alors si je vous affirme que vous n'avez pas encore jamais lu un bouquin comme celui-ci, vous pouvez me croire !

Dans le TANGO CHINETOQUE, vous allez trouver des trucs qui vous feront dresser les poils des bras sur la tronche ! Vous y verrez comment, en Chine, on fabrique mille kilomètres d'autoroute par jour ! Comment un mouton tombe amoureux de Béru ! Comment Béru opère de l'appendicite un zig qui n'en a pas besoin ! Vous y verrez comment le Gros et moi on se paye une virouze dans le cosmos ! Parfaitement ! Et puis, l'amour à la chinoise, ça ne vous dit rien ?

Cette extraordinaire aventure se passe en Chine, mais on ne rit pas jaune pour autant. Et si le coq gaulois se fait déplumasser le dargif par moments, ça ne l'empêche pas de chanter fort !

Non, franchement, je plains Louis XVI qui est mort trop tôt pour avoir pu lire ça !

SAN-ANTONIO
Автор: Dard édéric
 
The Dante Club

In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club—poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields—are finishing America’s first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante’s remarkable visions to the New World. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard College are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions into American minds will prove as corrupting as the immigrants arriving at Boston Harbor.

The members of the Dante Club fight to keep a sacred literary cause alive, but their plans fall apart when a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge. Only this small group of scholars realizes that the gruesome killings are modeled on the descriptions of Hell’s punishments from Dante’s Inferno. With the lives of the Boston elite and Dante’s literary future in America at stake, the Dante Club members must find the killer before the authorities discover their secret.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and an outcast police officer named Nicholas Rey, the first black member of the Boston police department, must place their careers on the line to end the terror. Together, they discover that the source of the murders lies closer to home than they ever could have imagined.

Автор: Pearl Matthew
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The Name of the Rose

Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements.

Автор: Eco Umberto
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Tod im Tal der Heiden

Kurz bevor Schwester Fidelma und Bruder Eadulf Gleann Geis erreichen, ein abgelegenes Tal, in dem man noch dem Heidentum anhängt, machen sie einen grausigen Fund, bei dem alles auf einen heidnischen Ritualmord hindeutet. In der Burg des heidnischen Fürsten begegnet man den christlichen Gesandten des Königs von Cashel nicht sehr freundlich. Auch die Konkurrenz ist schon da: Zwei Vertreter des Teils der irischen Kirche, der Rom anhängt. Als einer von ihnen ermordet wird, versucht man Schwester Fidelma die Schuld dafür zuzuschieben.


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat. In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle. Wegen seines großen internationalen Erfolgs wurde Peter Tremayne 2002 zum Ehrenmitglied der Irish Literary Society auf Lebenszeit ernannt.



Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel Valley of the Shadow erschien 1998 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
Tod in der Königsburg

Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.

In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle.

Seit Jahrhunderten kommt es zwischen den Königen von Cashel und dem Volk der Ui Fidgente immer wieder zu kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen. Nun wollen die Herrscher beider Völker endlich Frieden miteinander schließen. Als sie gemeinsam auf den Marktplatz der Stadt unterhalb von Cashel reiten, trifft Colgü, den König von Cashel, ein Pfeil. Der zweite Pfeil verletzt seinen hohen Gast gefährlich. Wer war Ziel dieses Attentats und wer steckt dahinter? Die Ui Fidgente, wie alle vermuten, weil sie in Wirklichkeit den Frieden gar nicht wollen? An Fidelma und ihrem angelsächsischen Gefährten Eadulf ist es, Beweise dafür zu bringen, anderenfalls verliert Fi-delmas Bruder sein Königreich.


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »The Monk Who Vanished« erschien 1999 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
Tod auf dem Pilgerschiff

Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.

In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle.

Als Schwester Fidelma sich aufs Schiff begibt, um eine Pilgerreise nach Iberia zum Schrein des heiligen Jakobus vom Sternenfeld anzutreten, ahnt sie nicht, in welch zweifelhafte Gesellschaft sie gerät. Die Pilgergruppe, die mit ihr reist, ist alles andere als einträchtig und harmonisch. Neid, Mißgunst, Eifersucht, Verachtung und Haß herrschen unter den Nonnen und Mönchen, unter denen zu allem Unglück auch Fidel-mas Jugendliebe Cian ist. Bald gerät das Schiff in einen gefährlichen Sturm, und am Morgen danach fehlt eine der Nonnen. Ist sie von den Wellen über Bord gespült worden in jener schrecklichen Nacht, oder hat jemand nachgeholfen?


Aus dem Englischen von Friedrich Baddke


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel Act of Mercy erschien 1999 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
Автор: Gallagher Stephen
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Автор: Gardner Ashley
Серия:
 
Tod bei Vollmond

Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat. In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle. Wegen des großen internationalen Erfolgs seiner Serie um Schwester Fidelma wurde Peter Tremayne 2002 zum Ehrenmitglied der Irish Literary Society auf Lebenszeit ernannt.

Die Morde an drei jungen Mädchen versetzen ein kleines keltisches Volk, dessen Fürst Schwester Fi-delmas Cousin ist, in Angst und Schrecken. Der Mörder treibt immer bei Vollmond sein Unwesen, und immer werden seine Opfer in der Nähe eines geheimnisvollen Steinkreises gefunden. Die Leute verdächtigen drei Fremde mit schwarzer Hautfarbe, die aus dem fernen Aksum kommen und Gäste der nahe gelegenen Abtei sind. Sie versuchen sogar, die Abtei zu stürmen. Schweren Herzens entschließt sich Schwester Fidelma, ihren vor wenigen Wochen geborenen Sohn allein zu lassen und gemeinsam mit Eadulf den Fall zu lösen.


Aus dem Englischen von Susanne Olivia Zyila


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »Badger’s Moon« erschien 2003 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
Автор: Freemantle Brian
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Автор: Doherty Paul
Серия:
 
The Somme Stations

On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival – even before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit had been found dead. During the stand-off that follows, Jim and his comrades must operate by night the vitally important trains carrying munitions to the Front, through a ghostly landscape of shattered trees where high explosive and shrapnel shells rain down. Close co-operation and trust are vital. Yet proof piles up of an enemy within, and as a ferocious military policeman pursues his investigation into the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim himself…

Автор: Martin Andrew
Серия:
 
The Anatomy Of Ghosts

1786, Jerusalem College Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son's reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth to investigate.

Автор: Taylor Andrew
Серия:
 
The Last Train to Scarborough

One night, in a private boarding house in Scarborough, a railwayman vanishes, leaving his belongings behind. A reluctant Jim Stringer is sent to investigate. It is March 1914, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about his next assignment. It's not so much the prospect Scarborough in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railwayman to stay in the house has disappeared without trace. It's more that his governer, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case – and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. The lodging house is called Paradise, but, as Jim discovers, it's hardly that in reality. It is, however, home to the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby, a woman evidently capable of derailing Jim's marriage and a good deal more besides. As a storm brews in Scarborough, it becomes increasingly unlikely that Jim will ever ride the train back to York.

Автор: Martin Andrew
Серия:
 
The Matters at Mansfield

Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is eager to arrange a lucrative and socially advantageous match for her daughter, Anne. Of course, her ladyship has not taken into account such frivolous matters as love or romance, let alone the wishes of her daughter. Needless to say, there is much turmoil when the bride-to-be elopes. Their pursuit of the headstrong couple leads the Darcys to the village of Mansfield, where the usually intricate game of marriage machinations becomes still more convoluted by lies and deception. There, the Darcys discover that love and marriage can be a complex and dangerous business — one that can even lead to murder.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
The Intrigue at Highbury

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive — before the killer can strike again.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
Автор: Saylor Steven
Серия: roma sub rosa
 
Автор: Gulik Robert Van
Серия:
 
The Serpent’s Tale

"An outstanding historical mystery. Well-researched, well-plotted, well-paced and above all well written." – Mike Ripley

Ariana Franklin combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of historical fiction in the enthralling second novel in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, featuring medieval heroine Adelia Aguilar.

Rosamund Clifford, the mistress of King Henry II, has died an agonizing death by poison-and the king's estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, is the prime suspect. Henry suspects that Rosamund's murder is probably the first move in Eleanor's long-simmering plot to overthrow him. If Eleanor is guilty, the result could be civil war. The king must once again summon Adelia Aguilar, mistress of the art of death, to uncover the truth.

Adelia is not happy to be called out of retirement. She has been living contentedly in the countryside, caring for her infant daughter, Allie. But Henry's summons cannot be ignored, and Adelia must again join forces with the king's trusted fixer, Rowley Picot, the Bishop of St. Albans, who is also her baby's father.

Adelia and Rowley travel to the murdered courtesan's home, in a tower within a walled labyrinth-a strange and sinister place from the outside, but far more so on the inside, where a bizarre and gruesome discovery awaits them. But Adelia's investigation is cut short by the appearance of Rosamund's rival: Queen Eleanor. Adelia, Rowley, and the other members of her small party are taken captive by Eleanor's henchmen and held in the nunnery of Godstow, where Eleanor is holed up for the winter with her band of mercenaries, awaiting the right moment to launch their rebellion.

Isolated and trapped inside the nunnery by the snow and cold, Adelia and Rowley watch as dead bodies begin piling up. Adelia knows that there may be more than one killer at work, and she must unveil their true identities before England is once again plunged into civil war…

Автор: Franklin Ariana
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Автор: Parker I J
Серия: Sugawara Akitada
 
The Holy Thief

"Without doubt, The Holy Thief is one of the best historical mysteries I've read in the last ten years." – David Liss

***

Moscow, 1936 and Stalin's Great Terror is beginning. In a deconsecrated Church, a young woman is found dead, her mutilated body displayed on the altar for all to see.

Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev, finally beginning to enjoy the benefits of his success with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia, is asked to investigate. But when he discovers that the victim is an American citizen, the NKVD -the most feared organisation in Russia- becomes involved. Soon, Korolev's every move is under close scrutiny and one false move will mean exile to The Zone, where the enemies of the Soviet State, both real and imagined, meet their fate in the frozen camps of the far north.

Committed to uncovering the truth behind this gruesome murder, Korolev,enters the realm of the Thieves, who run Moscow 's underworld. And as more bodies are discovered and the pressure from above builds, Korolev begins to question who he can trust; and who, in this Russia where fear, uncertainty and hunger prevails, are the real criminals. Soon, Korolev will find not only his moral and political ideals threatened, but also his life…

Автор: Ryan William
Серия: , Captain Alexei Korolev
 
Автор: Roberts John Maddox
Серия: SPQR
 
Автор: Davis Lindsey
Серия: , Marcus Didius Falco
 
The Quiet Gentleman

Gervase Frant, Lord St. Erth, heir to broad acres and an ancient and variegated pile known as Stanyon, returns from the Napoleonic Wars to find he is something less than welcome in the ancestral bosom. His widowed stepmother would greatly have preferred his glorious death in battle on the Continent. She has no desire to relinquish her position, and she has hoped that her own son Martin would inherit.

The Earl, in his quiet way, quickly makes a conquest of two eligible young ladies on the scene, but it becomes almost immediately apparent that someone at Stanyon would prefer to have him die by a means more sudden than old age.

Georgette Heyer's comical genius never fails to deliver delight.

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The Dime Museum Murders

In 1897, New York City teems with hustlers and freshly made millionaires, fine artists and con artists, criminals and immigrants. Among them is a rabbi's son who calls himself Houdini. He is struggling to make it in the brutal entertainment business when detectives call on him to attempt the most amazing feat of his fledgling career: solve the mystery of a toy tycoon murdered in his posh Fifth Avenue mansion.

It's a challenge which Harry-never at a loss for self-confidence-is more than willing to accept. But soon two more murders are linked to the first, and the investigation leads into the strange world of rare curios and the collectors who pay fortunes to own them. Now, the master magician, with the reluctant help of his brother, Dash Hardeen, must uncover a motive for murder adn track a killer to his hidden lair-an appointment with danger from which not even the great Houdini can escape.

Автор: Stashower Daniel
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The Cocoa Conspiracy

Lady Arianna's gift of a rare volume of botanical engravings to her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, has something even more rare hidden inside-sensitive government documents which would mark one they hold dear as a traitor of King and country. To unmask the villain, they must root out a cunning conspiracy-armed only with their wits and expertise in chocolate...

Автор: Penrose Andrea
 
There Must Be Murder

Henry and Catherine Tilney are content with their married life: a comfortable parsonage, their dogs, and one another. The idea of returning to Bath a year after they first met there seems like it can only add to their happiness; but Catherine finds that Bath still carries social dangers that she must learn to navigate. What is the nature of Henry's past relationship with a beautiful young woman? Why is a rakish baronet paying Catherine such particular attention? Is General Tilney going to marry the woman known in Bath as The Merry Widow — and what did she have to do with her husband's death? And will Henry ever be able to keep his Newfoundland out of the river? Revisit the winter pleasures of Georgian Bath with your favorite characters from Jane Austen's hilarious Northanger Abbey, and prepare for a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and a very nice story indeed!

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Tears of Pearl

In Alexander's lackluster fourth Lady Emily historical (after A Fatal Waltz), Emily and her new husband, British intelligence agent Colin Hargreaves, are honeymooning in Constantinople when a half-English harem girl is murdered. After Colin is charged with the investigation, the British crown reluctantly allows Emily to handle questioning within the harem. Emily follows the clues much farther afield, exploring the tangled histories of the victim's diplomat father from whom she was abducted many years before, her troubled archeologist brother and sultans both current and deposed. The author deftly handles the exotic setting and a subplot in which Emily worries she may be pregnant, but a lack of tension and a number of implausibilities, starting with the ease with which a Western woman can play detective in despotic, late 19th-century Constantinople, make this a relatively weak entry. Hopefully, Emily will recover her usual sparkle once the newlyweds return to more familiar ground.

Автор: Alexander Tasha
Серия: Lady Emily Mysteries
 
Автор: Miller John J
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Автор: Corby Gary
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Автор: Jackson D B
Серия: Thieftaker Chronicles
 
Автор: Rowland Laura Joh
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The Railway Detective

The first book in the series featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming, set in the 1850s.

Автор: Marston Edward
 
The Portrait

A perfectly rendered short novel of suspense about a painter driven to extremes.

 An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the rustic, remote island of Houat, off France's northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted but tormented artist living in self-imposed exile. Over the course of the sitting, the painter recalls their years of friendship, the double-edged gift of the critic's patronage, the power he wielded over aspiring artists, and his apparent callousness in anointing the careers of some and devastating the lives of others. The balance of power between the two men shifts dramatically as the critic becomes a passive subject, while the painter struggles to capture the character of the man, as well as his image, on canvas.

 Reminiscing with ease and familiarity one minute, with anger and menace the next, the painter eventually reveals why he has accepted the commission of this portrait, why he left London suddenly and mysteriously at the height of his success, and why now, with dark determination, he feels ready to return.

 Set against the dramatic, untamed landscape of Brittany during one of the most explosive periods in art history, The Portrait is rich with atmosphere and suggestion, psychological complexity, and marvelous detail. It is a novel you will want to begin again immediately after turning the last chilling page, to read once more with a watchful eye and appreciate the hand of an ingenious storyteller at work.


Автор: Pears Iain
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Автор: DAmato Brian
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The Toll-Gate

The future of a reckless and adventure-loving captain of the Dragoon Guards appeared very hum-drum and tedious in those days when Waterloo was both a recent, glorious victory and an end to the joys of soldiering. Big, handsome Captain John Staple left the Army because he feared boredom, and was immediately plunged into the kind of exciting hazards his temperament demanded.

John Staple soon found himself involved in perilous activities in which participated such varied and colourful personalities [some extremely honest—others less so] as Jeremy Chirk the highwayman, Gabriel Stogumber the Bow Street Runner, and Nell Stornaway with whom the Captain's heart was soon deeply entangled.

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Автор: Roberts John Maddox
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Автор: Roberts John Maddox
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Автор: Potzsch Oliver
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Автор: Perez-Reverte Arturo
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Автор: Gooden Philip
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The Deception At Lyme

In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly.

Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant who died in action.

Their retreat turns tragic when they come upon a body lying at the base of the Cobb. The victim is Mrs. Clay, a woman with a scandalous past that left her with child—a child whose existence threatened the inheritance of one of her paramours and the reputation of another. Did she lose her balance and fall from the slippery breakwater, or was she pushed?

Mrs. Clay’s death is not the only one that commands the Darcys’ attention. When Mr. Darcy discovers, among his cousin’s possessions, evidence that the young lieutenant’s death might have been murder, he allies with Captain Frederick Wentworth (hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion) to probe details of a battle that took place across the sea . . . but was influenced by a conspiracy much closer to home.

The Deception at Lyme (Or, The Peril of Persuasion) is the delightful sixth installment in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series by Carrie Bebris.

Автор: Bebris Carrie
 
Автор: Brown Dan
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The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

Set in Lisbon in 1506, a debut novel in the tradition of THE NAME OF THE ROSE. When his uncle, a renowned kabbalist, is found dead, Berekiah's investigations lead him into the secret ways in which the Jews sought to hide from their persecutors.

Автор: Zimler Richard
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The Assassin's Touch

May 1695. During a horse race at Edo Castle the chief of the shogun's intelligence service, Ejima Senzaemon, drops dead as his horse gallops across the finish line-the fourth in a recent series of sudden deaths of high-ranking officials. Sano Ichiro is ordered to investigate, despite his recent promotion to chamberlain and his new duties as the shogun's second-in-command.

Meanwhile, Sano's wife, Reiko, is invited to attend the trial of Yugao, a beautiful young woman accused of stabbing her parents and sister to death. The woman has confessed, but the magistrate believes there is more to this case than meets the eye. He delays his verdict and asks Reiko to prove Yugao's guilt or innocence.

As their investigations continue, both Sano and Reiko come to realize that the man he is trying to hunt and the woman she is desperate to save are somehow connected. A single fingerprint on Ejima's temple puts Sano on the trail of an underground movement to overthrow the regime, and in the path of an assassin with a deadly touch.

Автор: Rowland Laura Joh
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Tod im Skriptorium

Fidelma, eine Nonne königlichen Geblüts, wird von ihrem Bruder, dem jungen König in einem der fünf irischen Königreiche, beauftragt, einen Mord aufzuklären, den man ihrer Familie anlastet: In einer Abtei am Meer wurde ein berühmter Gelehrter umgebracht, und das Nachbarkönigreich verlangt als Sühnepreis für seinen Tod ein umstrittenes Grenzgebiet. Auf dem Weg in die Abtei werden Fidelma und ihr Begleiter Zeuge eines grausamen Massakers in einem kleinen Dorf. Steht es in irgendeinem Zusammenhang mit den Vorgängen im Kloster? Fidelma muß all ihre Macht als Anwältin bei Gericht und all ihren Verstand in die Waagschale werfen und viele Abenteuer bestehen, ehe sie das Netz politischer und privater Intrigen entwirren kann.


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »Suffer Little Children« erschien 1995 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
The Shadow of the Torturer

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wonderful ways. Severian is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and now journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner’s sword, Terminus Est.


Won BSFA Award and World Fantasy Award in 1981.

Nominated for Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1981.

Автор: Wolfe Gene
Серия: Book of the New Sun
 
The Poe Shadow

MATTHEW PEARL'S second novel is based on what he calls "one of literary history's most persistent gaps." Edgar Allan Poe died, Pearl tells us, "at the age of 40 in a Baltimore hospital on Oct. 7, 1849, four days after being found in distress at Ryan's inn and tavern." The stubbornly unexplained gap occurred in the five days preceding his appearance at the tavern.

Poe was supposed to be almost anywhere other than Baltimore: he was traveling from Richmond to New York with a planned stop in Philadelphia, not Baltimore. No one knows how he came to be in the city – or, for that matter, how he ended up at the tavern. For some of us, this pretty much describes a really great Saturday night, but when it happens to the master of darkness, just days before his untimely death, it has the makings of a mystery.

Pearl takes us back to those few lost days through the inquiries of Quentin Clark, a Poe-mad young Baltimorean who is dismayed not just by the writer's death but by the press's apathetic reponse to the news. Clark takes it upon himself to look into matters and rectify this slight to his hero. The trouble is, Clark is a stock character from the world of commercial thrillers: a man with a lot to lose, imperiled by his own obsession. Engaged to a beautiful young woman, the son of wealthy and very proper parents and pursuing a career as a lawyer, he may sacrifice them all to his devotion to Poe.

Clark haunts the writer's grave, visits the hospital where he lay dying and tracks down the Poe cousins. But wherever he turns, he's met with indifference or outright obstruction. Finally, in desperation, he turns to another source of information: the pages of a book. Clark has always admired Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" and the other mysteries featuring C. Auguste Dupin, the brilliant Frenchman who solves crimes too baffling for the Paris police. "Dupin's reasoning followed a method Poe called ratiocination," Clark reminds himself, "employing one's imagination to achieve analysis, and one's analysis to climb the heights of imagination."

When Clark stumbles on a newspaper item suggesting that Dupin was based on a real Frenchman, he promptly takes off for the Continent. Of course, there turns out to be more than one candidate for this honor, and soon a couple of testy Frenchmen are racing back to America, eager to snatch whatever glory they might from Poe's death.

Baroquely orchestrated complications ensue, up to and including a threat to the future of the French republic. As he demonstrated in his serial-killers-and-philosophers best seller, "The Dante Club," Pearl is a fine scene-setter and a resolute, if not always inspired, plotter. "The Poe Shadow" is thick with intrigue and thicker still with carefully researched (and ostentatiously displayed) details.

Pearl, who taught literature at Harvard before embarking on his literary career, sometimes displays a wonderfully knowing tone, and enjoys playing with 19th-century lingo. When a Baltimore police officer asks Clark if he has a wife and is told that he has a fiancée, the officer warns: "You should have much to occupy yourself without needing to think of this unhappy affair, then. Or your sweetheart might give you the mitten." Sadly, Pearl's plot is not all sweethearts and mittens.

With its bewildered narrator and its attempt to marry the rational and the spooky, "The Poe Shadow" seems to be modeled on Poe's own writing, but it's missing a crucial element: brevity. Although Pearl has a real affinity for 19th-century America, he overwhelms the strengths of his book with a hurricane of ersatz Victorian prose. He doesn't just disinter Poe's story; he disinters the language of Poe's time. After a while, you feel like you're trapped in a sepia-toned faux-daguerrotype. Pearl has created a museum rather than a world. And no one lives in a museum.

Автор: Pearl Matthew
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The Whitechapel Conspiracy

It is spring, 1892. Queen Victoria persists in her life of self-absorbed seclusion. The Prince of Wales outrages decent people with his mistresses and profligate ways. The grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by a man dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished soldier John Adinett is sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of his friend, Martin Fetters.

Though Thomas Pitt should receive praise for providing key testimony in the Fetters investigation, Adinett’s powerful friends of the secretive Inner Circle make sure he is vilified instead. Thus Pitt is suddenly relieved of his Bow Street command and reassigned to the clandestine Special Branch in the dangerous East End. There he must investigate alleged anarchist plots, working undercover and living, far from his family, in Whitechapel, one of the area’s worst slums. His allies are few-among them clever Charlotte and intrepid Gracie, the maid who knows the neighborhood and can maneuver it without raising eyebrows. But neither of them anticipates the horrors soon to be revealed.

The Whitechapel Conspiracy resonates from the degraded depths of the East End to the seats of the mighty. Anne Perry weaves history into a rich and seamless tapestry of suspense.

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The Face of a Stranger

Perry's new hero is William Monk, a Victorian London police detective whose memory has vanished because of an accident. Trying to hide that fact, Monk returns to work and is assigned to the murder case of an exalted war hero. Slowly, the darkness fades as each new revelation leads Monk to a terrifying conclusion.

Автор: Perry Anne
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Автор: Hynd Noel
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The Dragon King's Palace

It is June 1694, and Reiko, the beautiful wife of Sano Ichiro; Reiko's friend, Midori; the shogun's mother; and Lady Yanagisawa, wife of the shogun's powerful second-in-command, are kidnapped en route to Mount Fuji and imprisoned in the tower of a ruined palace. The shogun demands quick action – and under the threat of death, Sano is forced to work with his sworn enemies, Yangisawa and Hoshina. The women are in imminent danger and the delivery of a ransom note only complicates the situation – revealing a surprising target for the kidnapper's plot, and creating another impossible situation for Sano.

Автор: Rowland Laura Joh
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Автор: Tremayne Peter
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Автор: Tremayne Peter
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Автор: Tremayne Peter
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Автор: Tremayne Peter
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The Oath

The Twenty-Ninth Knights Templar Mystery


1326. In an England riven with conflict, knight and peasant alike find their lives turned upside down by the warring factions of Edward II, with his hated favourite, Hugh le Despenser, and Edward's estranged queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer. Yet even in such times the brutal slaughter of an entire family, right down to a babe in arms, still has the power to shock. Three further murders follow, and bailiff Simon Puttock is drawn into a web of intrigue, vengeance, power and greed as Roger Mortimer charges him to investigate the killings. Michael Jecks brilliantly evokes the turmoil of fourteenth-century England, as his well-loved characters Simon Puttock and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill strive to maintain the principles of loyalty and truth.

Автор: Jecks Michael
 
Автор: Swanston Andrew
Серия: Thomas Hill
 
Автор: White Jenny
Серия: Kamil Pasha
 
Автор: White Jenny
Серия: Kamil Pasha
 
Автор: White Jenny
Серия: Kamil Pasha
 
The Mark of a Murderer

The Eleventh Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew.


On St Scholastica’s Day in February 1355, Oxford explodes in one of the most serious riots in its turbulent history.

Fearing for their lives, the scholars flee the city, and some choose to travel to Cambridge, believing that the killer of one of their colleagues is to be found in the rival University town. Within hours of their arrival, one member of their party dies, followed quickly by a second. Alarmed, they quickly begin an investigation to find the culprit.

Brother Michael is incensed that anyone should presume to conduct such enquiries in his domain without consulting him, and is dismissive of the visitors’ insistence that Cambridge might be harbouring a murderer. He is irked, too, by the fact that Matthew Bartholomew, his friend and Corpse Examiner, appears to be wholly distracted by the charms of the town’s leading prostitute.

Автор: Gregory Susanna
 
Автор: Parris S J
Серия: Giordano Bruno
 
The Mangle Street Murders

Funny, fresh and sharply plotted Victorian crime starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson.


Gower Street, London, 1882:

Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven's sake — she is wearing brown shoes.

Set between the refined buildings of Victorian Bloomsbury and the stinking streets of London's East End, THE MANGLE STREET MURDERS is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny.

Автор: Kasasian M RC
 
The Curse Of The House Of Foskett

125 Gower Street, 1882:

Sidney Grice once had a reputation as London's most perspicacious personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent men to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours, emerging in the evenings for a little dry toast and a lot of tea. Usually a voracious reader, he will pick up neither book nor newspaper. He has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. His ward, March Middleton, has been left to dine alone.

Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finaly Sidney and March have an investigation to mount — an investigation that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett…

Автор: Kasasian M RC
 
Автор: Davis Lindsey
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The Death Instinct

A spellbinding literary thriller about terror, war, greed, and the darkest secrets of the human soul, by the author of the million-copy bestseller, The Interpretation of Murder

September 16, 1920. Under a clear blue September sky, a quarter ton of explosives is detonated in a deadly attack on Wall Street. Fear comes to the streets of New York.

Witnessing the blast are war veteran Stratham Younger, his friend James Littlemore of the New York Police Department, and beautiful French radiochemist Colette Rousseau. A series of inexplicable attacks on Colette, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Younger, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey – from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Dr Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts. As the seemingly disjointed pieces of Younger and Littlemore-s investigations come together, the two uncover the shocking truth about the bombing – a truth that threatens to shake their world to its foundations.

Автор: Rubenfeld Jed
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The Interpretation of Murder

In this ingenious, suspenseful historical thriller, Sigmund Freud is drawn into the mind of a sadistic killer who is savagely attacking Manhattan's wealthiest heiresses

Inspired by Sigmund Freud's only visit to America, The Interpretation of Murder is an intricate tale of murder and the mind's most dangerous mysteries. It unfurls on a sweltering August evening in 1909 as Freud disembarks from the steamship George Washington, accompanied by Carl Jung, his rival and protege. Across town, in an opulent apartment high above the city, a stunning young woman is found dangling from a chandelier-whipped, mutilated, and strangled. The next day, a second beauty-a rebellious heiress who scorns both high society and her less adventurous parents-barely escapes the killer. Yet Nora Acton, suffering from hysteria, can recall nothing of her attack. Asked to help her, Dr. Stratham Younger, America's most committed Freudian analyst, calls in his idol, the Master himself, to guide him through the challenges of analyzing this high-spirited young woman whose family past has been as complicated as his own. The Interpretation of Murder leads readers from the salons of Gramercy Park, through secret passages, to Chinatown-even far below the currents of the East River where laborers are building the Manhattan Bridge. As Freud fends off a mysterious conspiracy to destroy him, Younger is drawn into an equally thrilling adventure that takes him deep into the subterfuges of the human mind. Â Richly satisfying, elegantly crafted, The Interpretation of Murder marks the debut of a brilliant, spectacularly entertaining new storyteller.

Автор: Rubenfeld Jed
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The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

From Ancient Rome through thirteenth-century Venice to 1930s' New York, twelve compelling historical crime stories.


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The Laws of Murder

It’s 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London’s leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did.

Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent’s Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death — an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket — he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth.

With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch’s Victorian series.

Автор: Finch Charles
 
Автор: Robb Candace
Серия: Owen Archer
 
Автор: Gutteridge Don
Серия: Marc Edwards