Mystery

Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Novel (Serge Storms)

By Tim Dorsey

Thanks to the expansion of the net, the US reveals itself affected by a noxious epidemic of ruthless rip-off artists. the place do all of them come from? when you guessed a hundred and ten percentage of them are spawned in Florida, you win the cigar. . . .

When a brand new electronic scheme is going horribly awry—causing innocents to die and a tender girl to move missing—only one individual can set issues correct: obsessive Florida minutiae buff and reluctant serial killer Serge Storms. Aided through his endlessly addled sidekick, Coleman, and latter-day noir deepest eye Mahoney, Serge launches a campaign to rid his liked kingdom of predators and retailer the lady. yet Serge's challenge is hampered by means of one pesky little element: he is being tracked by means of successful guy dispatched from his murky prior. And all bets are off while Serge learns a similar murderer is chargeable for killing the affection of his lifestyles years in the past. it is not lengthy prior to the 2 start monitoring one another round Florida in a frenzied Möbius loop.

It's a dance just one can survive—it's the Tiger Shrimp Tango!

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Darkness Once More

By Grant Fieldgrove

Lately widowed inner most eye, autistic, complete condominium super-fan and go-to man for all random popular culture questions long gone their sell-by date, Archie Lemons starts off his first case considering that his discovering his spouse murdered of their domestic. Will this example support snap him from his reverie or will it turn out to be his ultimate undoing?

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All He Saw Was The Girl

By Peter Leonard

Rome:McCabe and Chip, American trade scholars, are approximately to develop into embroiled with a violent road gang, a gorgeous Italian lady, and a fallacious kidnapping plan.Detroit:Sharon Vanelli's affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is set to be came upon through her husband, Ray, a mystery provider agent.Brilliantly plotted and shot via with wry humor, ALL HE observed was once the woman sees those narratives collide within the backstreets of Italy's oldest urban.

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The Spellman Files: Document #1

By Lisa Lutz

The Spellman Files is the 1st novel in a successful and hilarious secret sequence that includes Isabel “Izzy” Spellman (part Nancy Drew, half soiled Harry) and her hugely functioning but supremely dysfunctional kinfolk of non-public investigators.

Meet Isabel “Izzy” Spellman, deepest investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old can have a checkered previous suffering from romantic blunders, over the top consuming, and artistic vandalism; she will be hooked on Get Smart reruns and like coming into houses via home windows instead of doors—but the upshot is she’s stable at her activity as an authorized deepest investigator along with her family’s company, Spellman Investigations. Invading people’s privateness comes obviously to Izzy. in truth, it comes obviously to the entire Spellmans. If in simple terms they can depart their paintings on the place of work. To be a Spellman is to listen in on a Spellman; tail a Spellman; dig up airborne dirt and dust on, blackmail, and wiretap a Spellman.

Izzy walks an indistinguishable line among Spellman friend and Spellman worker. tasks contain: finishing assignments from the bosses, aka ma and pa (preferably with no scrutiny); appeasing her chronically ideal attorney brother (often lower than duress); atmosphere an instance for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who’s turn into hooked on “recreational surveillance”); and monitoring down her uncle (who randomly disappears on benders dubbed “Lost Weekends”). but if Izzy’s mom and dad lease Rae to stick to her (for the aim of ascertaining the id of Izzy’s new boyfriend), Izzy snaps and comes to a decision that the single manner she is going to ever be basic is that if she will get out of the kinfolk enterprise. yet there’s a hitch: she needs to take one final task earlier than they’ll permit her go—a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold lacking individual case. She accepts, in simple terms to adventure a disappearance some distance towards domestic, which turns into crucial case of her existence.

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The Surrogate Thief (Joe Gunther Mysteries)

By Archer Mayor

- Archer Mayor's most modern ebook, Gatekeeper (Mysterious Press, 10/03, 0-89296-766-8), is poised to proceed the author's run as one in every of New England's so much loved authors. it will likely be released at the same time in Warner mass marketplace in 10/04. - Mayor's The Sniper's spouse (Mysterious Press, 2002) used to be named a brand new York instances remarkable e-book of the Year--a first in his storied career--and has over 47,000 copies in mixed print. Tucker height (Mysterious Press, 2001) has over 41,000 copies in mixed print. - revenues of the complete Joe Gunther sequence keep growing with the e-book of every new hardcover, and Archer Mayor is a tireless promoter, vacationing bookshops, libraries, excessive colleges, and faculties during the Northeast.

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Mr. Monk Is Open For Business

By Hy Conrad

Welcome to the sequence of unique mysteries starring Adrian Monk--based at the hit united states community sequence Monk, starring Tony Shaloub--the really good investigator who consistently understands whilst something’s out of place....
 
Failing to win again his female friend in New Jersey, Monk returns to San Francisco the place Natalie has manage an workplace for Monk and Teeger, Consulting Detectives. It’s time to prevent bickering and get to paintings whilst Lieutenant Amy Devlin involves them for help.
 
A disgruntled worker got here into paintings and began capturing, killing 3 coworkers and leaving a feminine hostage seriously wounded. After recognizing the shooter via place of work home windows, the police misplaced him—leaving Lieutenant Devlin with a true mess on her hands.
 
Visiting the bedridden survivor, Monk unearths her to be valuable, cooperative…and rather captivating besides. however the extra he and Natalie attempt to tune down the assailant, the extra he turns out to have disappeared from life altogether....
 

 

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Stay Close

By Harlan Coben

The previous by no means actually fades away.…

Megan is a suburban football mother who as soon as upon a time walked at the wild part. Ray was a skilled documentary photographer, yet now he reveals himself in a dead-end activity posing as paparazzo. Broome is a detective who can’t permit pass of a chilly case.

Three humans residing lives they by no means sought after are hiding secrets and techniques that even these closest to them may by no means suspect. And as every one confronts the darkish part of the yankee dream—the boredom of a pleasant suburban lifestyles, the buzz of temptation, the desperation and starvation that may lurk in the back of even the prettiest facades—they will realize the tough fact that the road among one form of lifestyles and one other could be as whisper skinny as a heartbeat.

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White Elephant Dead (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 11)

By Carolyn Hart

Murder is, unusually, now not all that unusual on timy Broward's Rock, an idyllic sea island neighborhood off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling's renowned secret bookstall, loss of life on call for, is the place the locals come to debate the juicy info of every felony offense--under the watchful gaze of a pampered tom cat prima donna named Agatha. yet now Annie's expensive pal (and top patron) Henny Brawley stands accused of murdering a Women's membership volunteer-cum-blackmailer. So Annie rouses her husband Max into motion, and jointly they dive into the shark pool of dotty eccentrics and imperious belles who represent the island's clever set. simply because basically there can the Darlings end up hapless Henny innocent--by detemining who one of the well-heeled had the dirtiest little secret...and could kill to guard it.

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The Mary Russell Series 8-Book Bundle

By Laurie R. King

In bold to re-imagine the lifetime of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King’s manhattan instances bestselling secret series—now celebrating its 20th anniversary!—succeeds at the power of its personal now-beloved protagonist: Mary Russell, the younger American who actually stumbles upon the good retired detective-turned-beekeeper. With the wonderful mixture of suspense, interval element, and enchanting speed that's King’s hallmark, those acclaimed novels stick with Russell as she rises out of her mentor’s shadow to shape a long-running partnership with the consistently inscrutable and charismatic Holmes.

Traversing such unique locales as British-occupied Palestine, the Moroccan underworld, and the wilds of India amidst the turmoil of the early 20th century, this useful publication package deal compiles 8 in their so much exciting adventures:

O JERUSALEM
JUSTICE HALL
THE GAME
LOCKED ROOMS
THE LANGUAGE OF BEES
THE GOD OF THE HIVE
PIRATE KING
GARMENT OF SHADOWS

Also contains the publication brief tale “Beekeeping for Beginners” and an unique preview of the following Mary Russell secret from Laurie R. King, Dreaming Spies!

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Cold in July

By Joe R. Lansdale

From the Edgar Award-winning writer of the Hap and Leonard mysteries comes a stunning crime mystery to cool the even the warmest summer's evening. by means of turns vibrant, uncooked, and darkly comedic, this secret vintage encouraged the 2014 significant movie Cold in July, starring Michael C. corridor (Dexter) Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), and Don Johnson (Miami Vice).

Richard Dane has killed a guy. He can't unhear the firing of the gun or unsee the blood on his front room wall. yet every body within the small city of LaBorde, Texas is aware Dane acted in self safeguard. every person other than Ben Russel, the ex-con father of the small-time felony who invaded Dane's home.

When Russel comes searching for revenge opposed to Dane's relatives, the 2 are without notice drawn right into a conspiracy that conceals the vilest of crimes. Surrounded by means of police corruption, mafia deception, and underworld brutality, Dane, Russel, and whimsical PI Jim Bob Luke have found a video game they won't survive.

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