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By Gillian Roberts

"Here's the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers . . . giving extra wit in line with web page than such a lot writers supply in line with book."
--Nancy Pickard
In her new novel starring Philadelphia schoolteacher Amanda Pepper, Gillian Roberts once more mixes secret and mirth. This time Roberts explores Philadelphia's special flesh and blood "historical monument"-- the Mummers, who reside (and possibly are keen to die) for a couple of hours of glory each New Year's Day.
The recognized Mummers' Parade is an extravaganza that pulls huge, immense crowds who cheer via chattering enamel, as greater than thirty thousand clowns, string bands, and fancy brigades strut their stuff up huge highway. yet this yr, whereas the tune blares and the Mummers dance, a reveling Pierrot all at once sinks to the floor, shot dead.
Amanda is, at the start, just a horrified spectator. but if the top suspect--her pal and fellow instructor at Philly Prep--falsely claims to were together with her on the time of the homicide, Amanda can now not remain at the sidelines.
Is the homicide a flare-up of lethal rivalries? Is it hooked up with the disappearance, the week earlier than Christmas, of one other Mummer, the inheritor to a meat-packing kin? Does anyone disapprove of the Mummers' feathers, sequins, and string bands? And why isn't any one within the tight-knit global Amanda investigates keen to inform the reality approximately anything?
With Amanda at the scene, the who in whodunit does not remain mystery for lengthy. within the Mummers' Curse, Gillian Roberts is, as consistently, on the head of the parade.

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By Leonard Gardner

Fat City is a bright novel of allegiance and defeat, of the powerful promise of the great lifestyles and the desperation and drink that waylay these whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the surroundings: the Lido health club, the resort Coma, major road lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like lengthy twilights in homes obscured through untrimmed shrubs and black walnut timber. whilst males meet within the ring—the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger—their short bout units into movement their hidden fates, starting up younger Munger into the corporate of guys and luring Tully again into education. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Leonard Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the obdurate optimism in their supervisor, Ruben Luna, as he watches the main promising boys one after the other succumb to a couple undefined weak spot; nonetheless, “There used to be continually somebody who desired to fight.”

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By Peter O'Donnell

This crime experience starts off whilst heroine Modesty Blaise unearths Luke Fletcher, considered one of Britain's maximum artists, misplaced on a raft in the midst of the sea. This discovery leads Modesty to an island known as Dragon's Claw, the place the evil Sam Solon has abducted the world's major artwork specialists, conserving them prisoner to appreciate his number of stolen paintings treasures. in addition to Willie Garvin, her dependable lieutenant, Modesty starts off to resolve a posh set of homicide mysteries till she is all at once held captive herself. Modesty depends upon her ingenuity and resourcefulness to flee from Solon and his employed killers, respected Uriah Crsip and Beauregard Browne, in addition to remedy the crimes and trap the evil males into an inescapable seize. With Modesty's adventurous personality and an exciting plot, this novel is a thrilling addition to this acclaimed sequence of crime fiction. 

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By Frank Tallis

In Freud’s harmful, mind-blowing Vienna of 1903, an inventive health care provider and an intrepid detective back problem psychotic criminals throughout a panorama teetering among the subtle and the savage, the exciting destiny and the primitive past.
 
On contrary facets of the town, males are came across beheaded on church grounds. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt is baffled. may perhaps the killer be mentally ailing, somebody the sufferers got here into touch with? a few are even blaming the murders at the satan. but if psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann learns that either sufferers have been vocal participants of a shadowy anti-Semitic team, he turns his gaze to the city’s close-knit Hasidic group. The health professional is drawn into an city underworld that hosts and hides virulent racists on one facet and fans of kabbalah at the different. and because the evidence—and bodies—pile up, Liebermann needs to reassess his personal course, the person who led him clear of the spectacular and towards a lifetime of the brain.

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By William Seil

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson board the giant in 1912, the place Holmes is to hold out a mystery govt undertaking. quickly after departure, hugely very important submarine plans for the U.S. army are stolen. Holmes and Watson paintings via a listing of suspects including Colonel James Moriarty, brother to the past due Professor Moriarty - will they locate the perpetrator sooner than tragedy moves?

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For lovers of CJ Sansom and SJ Parris, Holy Spy beneficial properties the Queen’s Intelligencer John Shakespeare within the most modern of Rory Clements’s acclaimed and bestselling sequence of Tudor secret agent thrillers

In London’s smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a gaggle of rich younger Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, unfastened Mary Queen of Scots—and open England to Spanish invasion. however the conspirators were infiltrated via Sir Francis Walsingham’s most sensible intelligencer, John Shakespeare.

Shakespeare, although, is torn: the lady he loves stands accused of homicide. In a determined race opposed to time he needs to store her from the noose and the area from treachery. after which it dawns that either investigations are inextricably linked—by corruption very just about the seat of power…

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By Donald J. Sobol

Will Wilford Wiggins eventually half the children of Idaville from their richly deserved allowances? Can Encyclopedia cease Sally from belting insects Meany into the following millennium? What occurs while functionality artwork involves Idaville? to discover the answers—and to unravel the mysteries of the sleepy beagle and the bathe singers—read the continued adventures of the world's most famed boy detective!

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