The Ax

By Donald E. Westlake

The multi-award-winning, widely-acclaimed secret grasp Donald E. Westlake grants a masterpiece with this wonderful, laser-sharp story of the lethal effects of company downsizing.

Burke Devore is a middle-aged supervisor at a paper corporation while the cost-cutting ax falls, and he's laid off. Eighteen months later and nonetheless unemployed, he places a brand new spin on his activity seek -- with agonizing care, Devore unearths the seven males within the surrounding sector who may perhaps take the task that rightfully could be his, and systematically kills them. reworking himself from mild-mannered heart supervisor to ruthless assassin, he discovers abilities ne by no means knew ne had -- and that come to him a long way too simply.

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The Way Some People Die (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

In a rundown condominium in Santa Monica, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses fifty crumpled debts into Lew Archer's hand and asks him to discover her wandering daughter, Galatea. defined as ‘crazy for males’ and with out discrimination, she used to be final visible riding off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, a hophead hood with a rep for violence. Archer strains the hidden path from San Francisco slum alleys to the luxurious of Palm Springs, touring via an city barren region of gear and viciousness. because the our bodies start to pile up, he unearths that even angel faces can masks the blackest of hearts.Filled with dope, delinquents and homicide, this is often vintage Macdonald and one in all his absolute best within the Lew Archer sequence.

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Taking the Highway

By M. H. Mead

As a lot a shrewdpermanent crime mystery because it is sci-fi, this novel hugely inspired me. --The TBR Pile

I love the assumption of this futuristic Detroit. --Offbeat Vagabond Reviews

When hitchhiking turns into the career that saves the town, who will retailer the hitchhikers?

Detroit is prospering, once more at the movement. the foremost to this movement could be the fourths--professional hitchhikers who around out incomplete carpools, permitting the automobile front to the superfast, computer-controlled highways.

the town wishes fourths. Fourths desire the paintings. it is a great way to earn a few additional cash.

Or to finish up useless.

anyone is killing fourths and the one person who can cease the killer is jaded murder detective Andre LaCroix, who moonlights as a fourth himself.

Taking the Highway is the most recent technological know-how fiction mystery from the authors of The Caline Conspiracy and Fate's Mirror.

Praise for Taking the Highway...

Wonderfully unique tale of suggest streets, suffering police officers, and previous, outdated passions. great trip. --Richard A. Thompson, writer of Frag Box

Good rules, secret, human curiosity, a romance that did not make me nauseous and motion, motion, motion! they've got me revving my engine for his or her subsequent novel. --Papyrus Reviews

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Everything To Lose

By Gordon Bickerstaff

Collage researchers declare that their new product will strengthen the functionality of each athlete on the earth. The Lambeth workforce ship a scientist, Gavin Shawlens, to enquire the declare. The product is stolen, best athletes disappear, and the examine staff are unaware that their product has a deadly part impact. Gavin needs to cease the product release earlier than extra humans die horribly. while Gavin disappears, Zoe Tampsin, from the Lambeth workforce, needs to locate him ahead of he turns into the subsequent sufferer. as though Zoe does not have sufficient on her plate. earlier occasions in Gavin's existence meet up with him. a strong US basic has made up our minds that Gavin needs to die to avoid publicity of a 60-year-old mystery able to world-changing and power-shifting occasions. The chase is on…

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Nightrise (A Philip Dryden Mystery)

By Jim Kelly

Journalist Philip Dryden is surprised to be told by means of police that his father has been killed in a motor vehicle coincidence – he drowned throughout the fenland floods of 1977, 35 years prior to. while, unrelated instances are tough Dryden’s specialist awareness: a physique riddled with bullets stumbled on striking in the course of a lettuce box, and a pair protesting that the neighborhood council has buried their child daughter in a pauper’s grave with out permission. As Dryden items the clues jointly, he realizes that the 3 situations should be similar in any case . . .

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Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 12)

By M. C. Beaton

Marital bliss used to be short-lived for Agatha Raisin. Her marriage to James Lacey was once a catastrophe from the start, and in any case, he left her-not for one more lady, yet for God. After having been miraculously cured of a mind tumor, James has made up our minds to hitch a monastery in France. Agatha can frequently depend upon her previous good friend, Sir Charles Fraith, to be there whilst instances are difficult, yet even Charles has deserted her, speeding off to Paris to marry a tender French tart.

Miserable and on my own, Agatha hops on a airplane and heads for a distant island within the South Pacific. To Agatha's shock, she makes acquaintances together with her fellow tourists simply, and retains herself out of mischief, regardless of the bizarre feeling she will get from one quite appealing honeymooning couple. but if she later unearths that the beautiful bride has drowned below suspicious situations, Agatha needs she had stumbled on how to interfere.

Returning domestic to the Cotswolds, Agatha is grimly made up our minds to maneuver on together with her lifestyles and to ignore James and Charles. they've got, in spite of everything, forgotten approximately her. And what larger approach than to throw herself into one other homicide research? a lady, wearing a marriage costume and nonetheless clutching her bouquet, has simply been came across floating in a river. The police say it really is suicide, yet Agatha suspects the girl's flashy younger fiancé. With assistance from her good-looking, and unmarried, new neighbor, Agatha units off to end up the police wrong.

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Dance Hall of the Dead

By Tony Hillerman

Two Native-American boys have vanished into skinny air, leaving a pool of blood at the back of them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no selection yet to suspect the very worst, because the blood that stains the parched New Mexican flooring as soon as flowed in the course of the veins of 1 of the lacking, a tender Zuñi. yet his research right into a negative crime is being complex through a massive archaeological dig . . . and a metal hypodermic needle. And the original legislation and sacred spiritual rites of the Zuñi everyone is throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted direction, permitting a craven assassin to elude justice or, worse nonetheless, to kill again.

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Cabal

By Michael Dibdin

Employed to assist disguise up the situations surrounding the dying of Prince Ludovico Ruspanti, who jumped or was once driven from the roof of St. Peter's Basilica, Aurelio Zen probes the actions of a mystery association referred to as ""the Cabal.""

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Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (Further Advent/Sherlock Holmes)

By Guy Adams

While numerous prime society figures commence appearing out of personality, Holmes is enlisted on an research that would see him team up with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the well-known occultist Aleister Crowley.

 As London fills up with senseless zombies, possessed by way of the spirits within the air, Holmes needs to descend underneath town through the new underground teach community to wrestle the source. 

A brand-new unique novel, detailing an exhilarating new case for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's undying construction.

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A Question of Honor (Bess Crawford Mystery)

By Charles Todd

In the newest secret from New York Times bestselling writer Charles Todd, international battle I nurse and beginner sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an previous homicide that happened in the course of her formative years in India, and starts off a look for the fact that will remodel her and go away her wondering a troubling query: How can proof lie?

In 1908, whilst a tender Bess Crawford lived in India, an unforgettable incident darkened the in a different way satisfied time. Her father's regiment chanced on it had a assassin in its ranks, an officer who killed 5 humans but used to be by no means delivered to trial.

A decade later, tending to the wounded at the battlefields of France in the course of global struggle I, Bess learns from a death guy that the alleged assassin, Lieutenant Wade, is alive and serving on the entrance. in line with trustworthy stories, he'd died years earlier than, so how did Wade break out India? What drove an exceptional guy to homicide in chilly blood? Bess makes use of her depart to enquire. but if she stumbles at the terrible fact, she is shaken to her very middle. The proof demonstrate a truth which can were her personal fate.

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