By Dick Francis
A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket might be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich.
But one passenger in this teach is a sociopath, a genius at blackmail and felony corruption—and he plans to take every person for every thing they have got.
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The vintage Evil below the Sun, essentially the most well-known of Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth at the path of the killer of a sun-bronzed good looks whose demise brings a few really surprising secrets and techniques into the light.
The kingdom s moment greatest Psychopathic health facility opened in 1917 on six hundred wooded acres overlooking a small lake close to Bedlam Falls, Michigan. via its doorways got here the vulnerable and the weary, the disabled and the discarded, the frail and the forgotten. yet an open door is a call for participation, and a few viewers, as soon as invited, are loath to depart. The clinic suddenly closed in 1958 below a cloud of poser. It has remained empty and silent, retailer for the stories trapped either inside of its partitions and much less than the skin of the within sight lake that bears its identify. on the backside of Asylum Lake, the unremembered are growing to be stressed.
Brady Tanner is attempting to outrun thoughts of his personal. After the unexpected demise of his spouse, Brady retreats to the small city the place he spent the summers of his formative years. yet he quickly learns small cities could be stained through memories...and secrets and techniques, too. As Brady is drawn into unearthing those secrets and techniques, as he discovers a brand new love in an outdated pal, he's additionally drawn into the secret of Asylum Lake and the evil that lies submerged underneath its gleaming floor. what's the resource of this evil and what does it wish with Brady Tanner?
By Chris Grabenstein
In the 1st novel in a brand new sequence written within the spirit of Carl Hiaasen's paintings, the Tilt-A-Whirl homicide pushes Ceepak's deep experience of honor and integrity to the boundaries as unforeseen twists and turns hold the reality spinning wildly in each direction.
By Stephanie Barron
The acclaimed writer of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings wealthy old immediacy to a captivating new suspense novel headquartered round Queen Victoria’s bothered court…and a mystery so harmful, it will probably topple thrones.
Windsor fort, 1861. Prince Albert, the Queen’s Consort, lies loss of life, and Victoria summons Patrick Fitzgerald, the smart, embittered Irish barrister who helped guard Her Majesty from a would-be murderer 20 years prior. inside of hours, Fitzgerald’s appealing ward is almost murdered, his chambers are ransacked, and one other lady lies useless. may perhaps an unknown strength at Windsor wish Fitzgerald silenced? And why? The solutions are entangled in an electrifying story of intrigue, seduction, and betrayal, partly narrated by means of Europe’s strongest monarch.
As interesting because the Queen herself, seamlessly mixing heritage and suspense, A Flaw within the Blood is a chic mystery that's completely convincing—and totally surprising—to its very finish.
By Mary Higgins Clark
From America’s Queen of Suspense and no 1 New York Times bestselling writer comes a gripping story of a tender girl attempting to get to the bottom of the secret of a relations tragedy—a quest with terrifying repercussions.
It has been ten years on account that twenty-one-year-old Charles MacKenzie Jr. (“Mack”) went lacking. A Columbia collage senior, approximately to graduate and already accredited at Duke collage legislations tuition, he walked out of his condo on Manhattan’s higher West aspect with no note to his university roommates and hasn't ever been visible back. although, he does make one ritual cellphone name to his mom each year: on Mother’s Day. whenever, he assures her he's tremendous, refuses to respond to her frantic questions, then hangs up. Even the loss of life of his father, a company legal professional, within the tragedy of Sept. 11 doesn't convey him domestic or holiday the trend of his calls.
Mack’s sister, Carolyn, is now twenty-six, a legislations college graduate, and has simply accomplished her clerkship for a civil court docket pass judgement on in ny. She has continued kin tragedies, but she realizes that she's going to by no means have the ability to have closure and get on along with her lifestyles till she reveals her brother. She resolves to find what occurred to Mack and why he has stumbled on it essential to cover from them. So this yr while Mack makes his annual Mother’s Day name, Carolyn interrupts to announce her goal to trace him down, it doesn't matter what it takes. the following morning after Mass, her uncle, Monsignor Devon MacKenzie, gets a scrawled message left within the assortment basket: “Uncle Devon, inform Carolyn she mustn't ever search for me.”
By Laura Lippman
Discover the 1st novel in New York Times bestselling writer Laura Lippman's amazing Tess Monaghan sequence! while a former Baltimore reporter needs to clear up the homicide of a infamous legal professional, she discovers appeal urban is rife with darkish, sordid, and hazardous secrets.
In a urban the place somebody is murdered virtually each day, legal professional Michael Abramowitz's dying might be simply one other statistic. however the slain lawyer's notoriety—and his flavor for illicit noon trysts—make the case front-page information in each neighborhood paper other than the megastar, which crashed and burned earlier than Abramowitz did.
A former big name reporter who is aware each inch of this town—from historical castle McHenry to the crumbling tasks of Cherry Hill—now-unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan additionally is familiar with the fellow the law enforcement officials like for the killing: cuckolded fiancé Darryl "Rock" Paxton. The time is ripe for a profession circulation, so while rowing blood brother Rock desires to rent her to perform a little unorthodox snooping to assist transparent his identify, Tess agrees.
But there are deadly secrets and techniques hiding within the allure urban shadows. And Tess's personal identify may perhaps prove on that ever-expanding checklist of Baltimore dead.
By Adam Roberts
Jack Glass is the assassin. we all know this from the beginning. but as this awesome novel tells the tale of 3 murders dedicated via Glass the reader could be shocked to determine that it used to be Glass who used to be the killer and the way he did it. And by way of the tip of the publication our sympathies for the killer are absolutely engaged. Riffing at the tropes of crime fiction (the nation condo homicide, the locked room secret) and imbued with the texture of golden age SF, JACK GLASS is one other bravura functionality from Roberts. no matter what video games he performs with the style, no matter what questions he asks of the reader, Roberts by no means loses sight of the necessity to entertain. JACK GLASS has a few splendidly grotesque moments, is outfitted round 3 gripping HowDunnits and is derived with liberal doses of sly humour. Roberts invitations us to celebrate and methods us into wondering either crime and SF through a superbly established novel set in a society whose depiction challanges notions of crime, punishment, strength and freedom. it truly is a rare novel.
By Pauline Rowson
Horton and Cantelli are known as to a nursing domestic the place an aged resident, struggling with dementia, claims she's been attacked by means of an interloper. Horton is able to push aside it as senile ramblings until eventually he discovers that her room-mate has died, the lifeless woman's property are lacking and her son, convicted for armed theft, has been came upon useless in his phone. as though this is not sufficient, Horton additionally has to house a sequence of threatening mobilephone calls to a tv character, and a mother's conviction that her son's demise on Christmas Eve used to be no twist of fate. quickly, to his shock, Horton reveals he's stuck up in a fancy research that has far-reaching foreign implications. With the strain directly to discover a killer, and hampered by means of his trust that his bosses are mendacity to him, Horton discovers that he is stepped right into a internet of intrigue, deception and corruption that stretches again into the previous.