Failure to Appear by J. A. Jance

By J. A. Jance

A shattering story of tragedy and horror from most sensible ten ny occasions bestselling writer J.A. Jance. A determined father?s look for his runaway daughter has led him to the final position he ever anticipated to discover her: behind the curtain on the Oregon Shakespeare pageant. however the murders during this spectacular global of make-believe aren't any longer mere stagecraft, and the blood is all too actual. the quest for his baby has plunged former Seattle murder Detective J.P. Beaumont right into a bone-chilling drama of revenge, greed, and butchery, the place innocents are made to undergo in perverse and negative methods. and plenty of extra younger lives are at stake, until he can discover the villain of the piece prior to the ultimate, lethal curtain falls.

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Uniform Justice (Commissario Brunetti, Book 12) by Donna Leon

By Donna Leon

Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his spouse Paola have ever had a lot sympathy for the Italian defense force, so while a tender cadet is located hanged, at Venice's elite army academy, Brunetti's feelings are advanced: pity and sorrow on the dying of a boy shut in age to his personal son, and contempt and inflammation for the boldness and high-handedness of the boy's lecturers and fellow students.

The younger guy is the son of an ex-politician, a guy of an impeccable integrity all too infrequent in Italian politics. yet as Brunetti -- and the quintessential Signorina Elettra -- examine extra, nobody turns out prepared to speak, because the army protects its personal and civilians continue their very own assistance. is that this the ordinary reluctance of Italians to contain themselves with the specialists, or is Brunetti dealing with a conspiracy of silence?

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The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke

By James Lee Burke

The writer of “one of America’s most sensible secret sequence” (Library magazine, starred review), New York Times bestselling writer James Lee Burke positive aspects Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux in a “superlative” (Publishers Weekly, starred evaluation) bayou thriller.

The brutal murders of 7 younger ladies in a neighboring parish pull Robicheaux from his New Iberia domestic right into a case with all of the telltale indicators of a serial killer. other than that one of many sufferers, a highschool honors scholar, doesn’t healthy. Investigating together with his good friend Clete Purcel, Robicheaux confronts Herman Stanga, a infamous pimp and crack dealer—but stunning violence sends the already blood-soaked case spiraling uncontrolled. And along with his daughter, Alafair, in love with a guy who has risky ties to a as soon as well-liked Louisiana kinfolk, each darkish worry Robicheaux harbors for himself and his daughter are at the precipice of changing into truth.

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Death of a Macho Man (Hamish Macbeth, Book 12) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Unique book: 1996

When Hamish Macbeth, neighborhood constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, attempts to wreck up one of many many fights related to Randy Duggan, the ruffian demanding situations him to a fistfight. yet at the selected day, Duggan is located shot to dying and Macbeth is rumored to be the most probably suspect. Macbeth needs to locate the assassin, transparent his identify, and restoration his Highland paradise to its traditional tranquility.

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Shell Games: A John Marquez Crime Novel by Kirk Russell

By Kirk Russell

The invention of hundreds of thousands of empty abalone shells and murdered divers sends Lieutenant John Marquez's poaching research in a newand very riskydirection. Former DEA agent and now head of a distinct operations unit of the California division of Fish and online game, Marquez learns he himself has been designated because the subsequent sufferer. Stalking him is Kline, a vicious drug smuggler grew to become abalone poacher who has a vendetta opposed to Marquez. John Marquez is meant to guard flora and fauna, now not resolve murders, however the in simple terms means he can holiday the multi-million-dollar abalone-smuggling ring, in addition to retailer his personal lifestyles, is to discover and prevent Kline. A fast paced crime novel set alongside the majestic Northern California beach, Shell video games introduces a tricky, advanced, and beautiful hero and a masterful new sequence.

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The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö

By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö

The lightning-paced 5th novel within the Martin Beck secret sequence by means of the the world over popular crime writing duo, Maj Sj?wall and in keeping with Wahl??, unearths Beck investigating one of many strangest, so much violent, and unforgettable crimes of his career.The incendiary equipment that blew the roof off a Stockholm house not just interrupted the small, peaceable orgy underway inside of, it approximately took the lives of the building's 11 occupants. And if one in all Martin Beck's colleagues hadn't been at the scene, the explosion might have resulted in a huge disaster simply because in some way a law fire-truck has vanished. used to be it terrorism, suicide, or just a gasoline leak? And what if, whatever, did the explosion need to do with the unusual demise previous that day of a 46-year-old bachelor whose cryptic suicide notice consisted of simply phrases: "Martin Beck"?

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The White Lioness: A Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 3) by Henning Mankell

By Henning Mankell

Inspector Kurt Wallander returns within the moment of Henning Mankell's award-winning, the world over best-selling detective sequence, this time to enquire a bad crime in his Scandinavian place of birth by some means associated with a apartheid-era South Africa. while the tenacious sleuth's look for the reality in the back of the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife uncovers a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela, Wallander reveals himself in a tangle with the South African mystery carrier and a ruthless ex-KGB agent.

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Unthinkable (Jane Candiotti, Book 4) by Clyde Phillips

By Clyde Phillips

For murder lieutenant Jane Candiotti, pressure is a part of the task. yet now that she and her husband expect their first baby, Jane is lower than strict directions to take it effortless. A tall order on a standard day, but by no means extra so than while a mass capturing at a neighborhood eating place claims six victims—including her teenaged nephew. Jane’s consistently been expert. yet this time, it’s own.
Before she will be able to convey a toddler into this global, Jane vows to seek down the monster who didn’t consider carefully approximately capturing an blameless child. yet each thread of proof leads her deeper right into a tangled internet of deception, violence, and homicide. Her purely desire of navigating the twisting turns of this example is to enlist the aid of a perilous ex-con, one that might make clear the relationship among the demise of her nephew and a decades-old homicide case—eventually prime her to the main stunning discovery of her occupation.

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