Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781443459921
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times–bestselling author Anthony Horowitz comes a new novel featuring ex-editor hero Susan Ryeland, set to solve another murder mystery Farlingaye Hall is a beautiful hotel in Suffolk on the east coast of England. Unfortunately, it is also the site of the brutal murder of Frank Parris, a retired advertising executive. Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man, is arrested after police discover blood spatter on his clothes and bed linen. He is found guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison. It appears to be an open-and-shut case, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Alan Conway, the late author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew Frank Parris and once visited Farlingaye Hall. Also, the third book in Conway’s detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, was based on the hotel. Cecily Treherne, the daughter of Farlingaye Hall’s owner, has read the book and believes the proof of Stefan’s innocence can be found in its pages. But now . . . Cecily Treherne has disappeared. So Conway’s former editor, Susan Ryeland, leaves her own hotel in Crete and travels to Suffolk to investigate the murder and Treherne’s disappearance. Masterfully intriguing, brilliantly clever and relentlessly suspenseful, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781443452588
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon
Author: David Grann
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385534253
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. A New York Times Notable Book Named a best book of the year by Amazon, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub, and Slate

The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781443455534
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The writer “Anthony Horowitz” and eccentric detective Daniel Hawthorne team up again in a new mystery as they delve deeper into Hawthorne’s past.

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow
Author: Beth Kanell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781645403326
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Release: 2021
Editor: Speaking Volumes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Long Shadow is a Spur Finalist in the Western Writers of America 2019 Spur Awards - Best Western Historical Novel When Alice Sanborn and best friend Jerushah cross paths with a bounty hunter in rural northern Vermont, the teens stage a daring rescue for former slave Sarah Johnson—but winter weather, politics, and challenges of mountain life bring more danger. It's March 1850 in small-town Vermont, and tempers flare over the "right kind" of Abolition. When the two fifteen-year-olds suspect Alice's older brother William is taking dangerous risks to shelter a fugitive hiding at the inn, they see Sarah's safety at risk. With help from the skillful but mysterious Solomon McBride, the girls head toward the wilder countryside along the Canadian border. Perils abound, including back at home. Is it all Alice's fault? What should she do? Even a teen can take strong action—but which way is right, and how can she choose?

The Word is Murder

The Word is Murder
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443455497
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**A Guardian 'Best Thriller of the Year!'** The New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues. A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11am on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material. As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz—a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories—suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he’s at the center of a story he can’t control . . . and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

The Serenity Stone Murder

The Serenity Stone Murder
Author: Marianne Jones
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1522772294
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Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a long winter in the small northern Ontario town of Jackpine, best friends Margaret Bain and Louise Gagnon are looking forward to a relaxing week of shopping, dining and attending a women's conference in the "big city" of Thunder Bay. The last thing they expect to encounter is a mysterious murder right next door to St. Stephen's Church, site of the conference! Margaret and Louise learn that the victim, Doug Whalen, had no shortage of enemies. As manager of the Thunder Bay casino, he had managed to alienate a lot of people, including his wife, mistresses, employees, and underworld business associates. Suspicion even rested on Thomas Greenfield, who took care of St. Stephen's Serenity Garden next door to the casino, and who was a passionate opponent of the casino and its hopes to purchase the garden for its expansion. Ignoring advice and their better judgment, ever-intrepid Louise and Margaret become intrigued by the circumstances surrounding the murder and quickly find themselves embroiled in the investigation. Their search takes them on a wild romp all over Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. But when they begin to receive anonymous threats, are they getting too close to the truth for their own safety? For those who enjoy their cozies served up with a side dish of humour, The Serenity Stone Murder is sure to entertain while it keeps you guessing!

Mindgame

Mindgame
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781849436519
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Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy ‘true crime’ paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he’s walking into. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields – the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the meat in the fridge? And why isn’t the skeleton in the closet? Mindgame is a puzzle-box of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists its way towards a shocking conclusion. Reading the text is the only way to uncover all the clues.

The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club
Author: Richard Osman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984880970
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times bestseller! “Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal “Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves A female cop with her first big case A brutal murder Welcome to... THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?

Dreamforest

Dreamforest
Author: Dalene Matthee
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780143526865
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Karoliena Kapp is a child of the forest, born into a community of woodcutters. She is given the advantage of a good education, but it serves only to heighten her growing realisation that, because of the harsh injustices of poverty, there is little hope for the woodcutters.The day after her marriage to Johannes, himself of woodcutter stock, she realises that she has made the wrong choice. She may have escaped from the poverty of the forest, but she has exchanged her freedom for a cage. Alone and afraid, she leaves her husband and takes the road back to the forest.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9781524739324
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Puffin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider travels around the world on a dangerous mission to destroy the deadly terrorist organization, Scorpia, once and for all.

The Shape of Darkness

The Shape of Darkness
Author: Laura Purcell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525507208
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Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - and to try and identify their killers - in this beguiling new tale from the queen of Gothic fiction, Laura Purcell As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another... Why is the killer seemingly targeting her business? Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back.

Horowitz Horror

Horowitz Horror
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101177396
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Release: 2006-08-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it. . . or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects. . .or a mysterious computer game that has terrible consequences if you lose. . . . From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries, Horowitz Horror is a wicked collection of macabre tales sure to send shivers up your spine.

Guys Read The Double Eagle Has Landed

Guys Read  The Double Eagle Has Landed
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780062112095
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tim Diamond—the world’s worst private detective—takes on his most dangerous case yet, and it’s going to be up to his brother to keep him out of trouble. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Nightshade

Nightshade
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593115336
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz comes the twelfth thrilling installment of the Alex Rider series! Follow the world's greatest teen spy as he sets off to Gibraltar after the death of Scorpia, and enters into a battle against a new criminal organization: Nightshade. Following the shocking events of Never Say Die, Alex Rider's world has changed: his biggest enemy, the evil organization Scorpia, has been destroyed. Alex is hoping his life can finally go back to normal, that he can go to school and spend time with his friends--but very quickly everything changes. A new and dangerous criminal organization--Nightshade--is rising. When Alex discovers they've planned a mysterious attack on London, he will stop at nothing to take them down. But protecting his home city means facing off a ruthless new enemy and putting his life at stake, again. And this time, there's no one to save him if he makes a mistake. The #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling Alex Rider series is back with a vengeance in this edge-of-your-seat adventure. Perfect for fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne!

One of Our Own

One of Our Own
Author: Jane Haddam
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250770509
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Jane Haddam's One of Our Own, Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent and police consultant, returns for his final case—a surprising murder and an attempted murder, which threaten the safety of his Philadelphia neighborhood. A mysterious black van is spotted by several people at various times in the area around Cavanaugh Street, Philadelphia's Armenian-American enclave. Presumed by some to be related to the increasing ICE raids around the area, the mystery deepens one night when a body falls out of the back of the van when speeding through the neighborhood. Marta Warkowski, a reclusive older woman, is found bound up in a garbage bag after it falls out of the van. In a coma, Warkowski is unable to tell police how she ended up as she did. When they go to search her apartment, the police find the dead body of her building's super, a man with whom she has a history of conflict. How did she end up in garbage bag in the back of a mysterious van? How did he end up dead in her locked apartment? What does all of this have to do with the real estate holdings of infamous local developer, Cary Alder? Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent and consultant, is ready to retire. He and his wife Bennis have agreed to foster a child, Javier, with a mysterious past and limited language skills. But he is pulled in once again, for a final case, to uncover the truth about the murder—and attempted murder—on Cavanaugh Street.

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air
Author: Sarah Leipciger
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781487006518
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: House of Anansi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lyrical, powerful, and richly textured novel about three lives that intertwine across oceans and time. On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a grieving toy-maker is on the cusp of a transformative invention, all the way to present-day Ottawa Valley in Canada, where a journalist, battling a terrible disease, risks everything for one last chance to live. Taking inspiration from a remarkable true story, Coming Up for Air is a bold, richly imagined novel about the transcendent power of storytelling and the immeasurable impact of every human life. The legacy of the woman at its heart touches the lives of us all today, and this book reveals just how.

Nightrise

Nightrise
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1406338877
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Release: 2013
Editor: Power of Five
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

14-year-old twins Jamie and Scott Tyler are performing a mind-reading act in a dingy theatre. But when a sinister multinational corporation, Nightrise, kidnaps Scott, Jamie is left alone - and wanted for murder.

Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250026101
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Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Another winner from a top-tier thriller writer." —Kirkus Reviews Daniel Brasher left a high-paying job as a money manager to marry his community-organizer wife and do the work he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled ex-cons. Now he's about to start a private practice. But just before his last day on the job, Daniel finds an envelope in his department mailbox—one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only "admit what you've done or you will bleed for it." along with a midnight deadline...which has passed. And the person to whom the envelope was addressed was found brutally murdered... "A fast-paced roller coaster ride...well-written and extremely realistic." —Criminal Element Soon, Daniel finds more warnings in his office mail, to people that the police cannot track down, and to victims that cannot be saved. Daniel's efforts, however, have alerted the killer to his involvement... and the next threat he receives is his own. Now, Daniel—with no clue what he's supposed to have done or to what action he must confess—must somehow appease, or outwit, a seemingly unstoppable killer. And time is running out... "Menace, treachery, and intrigue have never been more exciting." —The Washington Post

The Secret Key Agatha Oddly Book 1

The Secret Key  Agatha Oddly  Book 1
Author: Lena Jones
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780008211844
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Release: 2018-06-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly – a bold, determined heroine, and the star of a stylish new detective series.