Category: Murder

Black Fridays

By Michael Sears

Sometimes a guy could be redeemed. yet now not within the means he expects.

Jason Stafford is a former Wall road hotshot who made a few undesirable strikes, paid the cost with years in legal, and is now attempting to positioned his existence again jointly. He’s unemployable, until eventually an funding enterprise asks him to seem into attainable difficulties left through a junior dealer who died lately in an coincidence. What he discovers is gigantic – there are difficulties, very well, the sort that get you killed.

yet it’s now not his simply quandary. Stafford has one other quest besides: to reclaim his five-year-old son, “the Kid,” from his risky ex-wife, after which research simply what it capacity to make a existence with him. The issues Stafford discovers approximately himself within the method are each bit as gripping as his research, and whilst the 2 threads of his lifestyles come jointly – the consequences are unforgettable.

Black Fridays marks the arriving of a awesome new writer.

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Mint Julep Murder (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 9)

By Carolyn Hart

One in every of America's such a lot loved secret writers, Carolyn G. Hart, the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning writer, returns to her unique mystery
series that includes Annie Darling, proprietor of the demise on call for bookstall, and her husband, Max, with Mint Julep Murder.

Normally, Annie Laurence Darling will be eagerly expecting her journey to go Island, the place this year's Dixie booklet competition is being held. yet this 12 months Annie has agreed to be the writer liaison to 5 authors venerated with the much-coveted Dixie publication competition Medallions, and she or he fears she's going to have her fingers complete juggling murderous egos. What Annie does not anticipate is the premature loss of life of formidable Mint Julep Press writer Kenneth Hazlitt. Hazlitt arrives on the pageant peddling a suggestion for tune of the South, a trashy roman  clef that information the indiscretions of a few recognized Southern authors at a writers' conference--writers who greater than resemble the Dixie pageant Medallion winners. whilst Hazlitt drops lifeless after consuming a success of bourbon from his inner most inventory, the proof issues to Annie--the deadly glass is imprinted together with her fingerprints. As a growing number of facts issues her approach, Annie and Max needs to act quick to capture a wily killer...before the police throw the booklet at Annie!

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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

By Sandra Hempel

An notorious homicide research that modified ceaselessly the best way poisoners have been delivered to justice.

within the first 1/2 the 19th century, an endemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. to be had at any nook store for a number of pence, arsenic was once so often utilized by strength beneficiaries of wills that it used to be nicknamed “the inheritor’s powder.” however it used to be tough to end up sufferer were poisoned, not to mention to spot the tainted nutrients or drink given that arsenic used to be tasteless.

Then got here a riveting case. at the morning of Saturday, November 2, 1833, the Bodle family sat all the way down to their morning breakfast. That night, the neighborhood medical professional John Butler bought an pressing summons: the kin and their servants had collapsed and have been heavily unwell. 3 days later, after lingering in pain, prosperous George Bodle died in his mattress at his farmhouse in Plumstead, abandoning numerous heirs, together with a son and grandson—both of whom weren't at the better of phrases with the family members patriarch.

The research, which received foreign realization, introduced jointly a colourful forged of characters: bickering family; a drunken, bumbling policeman; and James Marsh, an unknown yet incredible chemist who, assigned the Bodle case, tried to create a try out that may safely pinpoint the presence of arsenic. In doing so, besides the fact that, he could reason as many difficulties as he solved. have been blameless women and men now going to the gallows? And might George Bodle’s killer be found?

Incisive and wryly interesting, technological know-how author Sandra Hempel brings to lifestyles a gripping tale of family infighting, wayward police habit, a slice of Victorian background, tales of poisonings, and an unforgettable foray into the origins of forensic science.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Book 1]

By Joanne Fluke

Take one beginner sleuth. combine in a few eccentric Minnesota locals. upload a beneficiant dollop of crackling suspense, and you've received the recipe for this scrumptious new secret sequence that includes Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are virtually as tart as her mouth and whose penchant for fixing crime is well stirring issues up.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Hannah already has her arms complete attempting to avoid her mother's makes an attempt to marry her off whereas working The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's hottest bakery. yet as soon as Ron LaSalle, the cherished supply guy from the comfortable Cow Dairy, is located murdered in the back of her bakery with Hannah's recognized Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered round him, her existence simply can't get any worse. decided to not allow her cookies get a nasty popularity, she units out to trace down a killer. but when she doesn't watch her again, Hannah's candy existence may perhaps get burned to a crisp.

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A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

By Vannetta Chapman

There’s extra to the old fashioned northern Indiana city of Shipshewana than hand made quilts, Amish-made furnishings, immaculate farms and close-knit households. while a lifeless woman is located floating in a neighborhood pond, homicide can also be afoot. And Reuben Fisher is in penal complex because the suspect! Reuben refuses to reveal any info, even to transparent himself of a criminal offense Deborah is sure he didn’t dedicate. So, together with her English buddy, Callie―fellow sleuth and proprietor of Daisy’s cover Shop―Deborah units out to discover the reality. however the secret deepens while an aged guy seeks Callie’s assist in discovering his long-lost daughter, lacking because the days of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes. An outdated guy who has misplaced his earlier. a tender guy who may perhaps lose his destiny. once more Deborah and Callie locate themselves attempting to piece jointly a loopy cover of lives and events―one that may deliver unforeseen touches of God’s grace and get to the bottom of the tragedy that has shaken this quiet Amish community.

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Tip Off: High Stakes and Low Lives - Racing's a Dangerous Game

By John Francome

It's each punter's dream to overcome the bookmakers and Toby Brown is doing it frequently. The son of a most sensible coach, Toby has a cellphone tipping provider that's slowly bringing the outdated enemy to its knees. A plea from the bookmakers activates a Jockey membership research which uncovers a plot of homicide and jealousy the place the stakes being performed for suggest greater than simply cash - and the place one horse, higher by way of some distance, lives as much as its identify.

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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)

By Patricia Cornwell

Notice the “dazzling…fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) novel that introduced the New York occasions bestselling Kay Scarpetta sequence from number 1 bestselling crime author Patricia Cornwell.

Under hide of evening in Richmond, Virginia, a monster moves, leaving a ugly path of stranglings that has paralyzed town. health worker Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a planned crusade by means of an excellent serial killer whose signature deals invaluable few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls at the most up-to-date advances in forensic study to unmask the madman. yet this research will attempt Kay like no different, simply because it’s being sabotaged from within—and a person desires her useless.

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Gallows Thief: A Novel

By Bernard Cornwell

The yr is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancée. yet rather than settling right down to status and glory, he unearths himself penniless in a rustic the place excessive unemployment and social unrest rage, and the place men—innocent or guilty—are hanged for the merest of crimes.

When he is provided a task as deepest investigator to re-open the case of a painter as a result of be hanged for a homicide he did not devote, Sandman simply accepts—as a lot for the money as for an opportunity to determine justice performed in a rustic long past to ruins.

Soon, despite the fact that, he is mired in a grisly homicide plot that retains thickening. Sandman makes his method via gentlemen's golf equipment and shady taverns, aristocratic mansions, and stylish painters' studios decided to rescue the blameless younger guy from the rope. yet a person does not wish the reality revealed.

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