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All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery by Gillian Roberts

By Gillian Roberts

Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the non-public institution in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the money that looks to be lacking from money accrued to help sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will take place. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have found the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.

In any case, Amanda has different issues to contemplate. Her husband, deepest investigator C. okay. MacKenzie, is suffering to assist his Louisiana relations reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her pal Sasha’s stepmother has simply devoted suicide–although, based on Sasha, Phoebe Ennis might by no means have killed herself, in particular no longer whereas having a drink and donning a crimson silk shirt and pink sandals with four-inch heels.

Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly consents to assist examine the woman’s loss of life, notwithstanding the facts for foul play is slender. real, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and he or she bored her associates to demise with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages at the back of her, she was once already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the internet. but if one other lady is located lifeless in Phoebe’s residence, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and masses toward domestic than Amanda or a person else may have imagined.

All’s good That Ends is the ultimate novel in Gillian Roberts’s acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. It’s additionally the easiest, irresistibly clever, and richly interesting. Amanda’s farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.

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Beneath the Ashes:: An Alaska Mystery by Sue Henry

By Sue Henry

In a wide ranging land of ice and chilly, loss of life has come...by fire.In the lingering sit back of the early Alaskan spring, famed "musher" Jessie Arnold confronts the charred continues to be of a favourite neighborhood pub, destroyed via a suspicious blaze that claimed an blameless, unsuspecting lifestyles. This lull among racing seasons is intended to be a time of grueling education and conditioning for Jessie and her dogsled team-but as a substitute it has turn into a time of worry. as the burning has simply began, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's international in methods she will slightly think. And within the wake of extra dying, her subsequent race could be one for survival -- as she struggles to figure out even if a determined pal is a terrified victim...or a killer.

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Dying in Style (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Book 1) by Elaine Viets

By Elaine Viets

Secret client Josie Marcus's file approximately Danessa Celedine's unique shop is lower than stellar, and it can price the style diva fifty million funds. yet Danessa's monetary destiny turns into moot while she's came across murdered, strangled with considered one of her personal thousand-dollar snakeskin belts-and Josie is accused of the crime.

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Evidence Of Guilt: A Kali O'Brien Mystery (Kali O'Brien by Jonnie Jacobs

By Jonnie Jacobs

While a neighborhood waitress and her younger daughter are murdered, the manager suspect's lawyer asks Kali, who's suffering to maintain her perform afloat, to aid within the safeguard, and she or he discovers the darkish secrets and techniques that surrounded the sufferer.

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Reflecting the Sky by S. J. Rozan

By S. J. Rozan

S. J. Rozan is greatly considered as one of many best crime writers to emerge some time past decade. Praised by means of critics and associates alike, her works were finalists for many of the key awards and feature gained either the Shamus and the Anthony Awards for most sensible Novel. Now, with Reflecting the Sky, she has written her best, such a lot broad-ranging novel to date.Lydia Chin, a Chinese-American inner most investigator in her past due twenties, is employed through Grandfather Gao, some of the most revered figures in manhattan City's Chinatown, for what seems to be an easy activity. Lydia, with her specialist companion invoice Smith, is to fly to Hong Kong to carry a kinfolk heirloom to the younger grandson of a lately deceased colleague of Grandfather Gao. they come in Hong Kong properly yet sooner than they could convey the heirloom, the grandson is abducted and , separate ransom calls for are made. whereas the relatives of the abducted boy attempts to freeze them out, Lydia and invoice needs to fast examine their method round a spot the place the foundations are varied, the stakes are excessive, and the price of failure is simply too dire to visualize.  Reflecting the Sky is a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for most sensible Novel.

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Hailey's War by Jodi Compton

By Jodi Compton

Hailey Cain has a historical past of trying out the boundaries of her destiny: as a fearless motorcycle messenger at the twisted, aggressive streets of San Francisco; as a tender woman cadet in a sea of guys at West element. yet Hailey additionally has secrets--the greatest of which led her to depart the academy simply months in need of commencement, months clear of changing into a lieutenant within the U.S. military. Now, scraping and combating her means via lifestyles, Hailey unearths concentration simply whilst she's in movement. whilst an outdated pal from her former existence in l. a. calls in a want, Hailey does not need to imagine too lengthy earlier than she accepts the challenge. she is going to escort a tender Mexican girl around the border to a distant mountain city in Sierra Madre. yet what occurs there'll regulate Hailey's existence irrevocably. From the dustiest Mexican roads to the meanest streets of East L.A., Hailey unearths herself ensnared in a warfare extra deviant and unpleasant than any she expert for as a cadet. Deep within the gang underworld, pusued by way of mobsters and gurus alike, Hailey needs to use her instincts to stick alive--and to guard the blameless from a prior that also haunts her. Awash in sharp gangland info and unrelenting in its velocity, Hailey's struggle introduces essentially the most memorable heroines in fresh crime fiction. Hailey Cain is advanced, tricky, and unnerving--and her trip into the depths of depression and desperation is as harrowing because it is most unlikely to place down.

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Chilling Effect (Lucinda Hayes Mysteries) by Marianne Wesson

By Marianne Wesson

Boulder lawyer Lucinda Hayes pulls the ugly web page from the fax laptop, now not suspecting it's going to draw her into the repugnant realm of pornographic movie and pit her opposed to the giants of the mainstream movie undefined. Her reluctant contract to symbolize Peggy Grayling, mom of a slain baby, calls for her to arrive out to her legislations companion Tory Meadows and personal investigator Linc Tolkien, yet issues her long-distance love affair with big apple legal professional Sam Holt. because the case unfolds Cinda needs to name upon all her criminal expertise and argue for a brand new realizing of the legislation of unfastened speech; it additionally forces her to revisit her earlier and face its ghosts. equivalent elements court docket drama, highbrow trip, and personality research, Chilling influence is Marianne Wesson?’s such a lot provocative Lucinda Hayes secret thus far.

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Ghost Sudoku (A Sudoku Mystery) by Kaye Morgan

By Kaye Morgan

The following installment within the fascinating Sudoku secret sequence that includes puzzle grasp Liza Kelly... unique Sudoku puzzles incorporated After spending her holiday hiding from the media, Liza returns to discover that town has placed her within the operating for mayor. She has a sense that the neighboring county and its soiled political laptop are concerned. whilst she turns to an previous classmate to determine, she discovers that he is been murdered. A closeted Sudoku fan, he is left in the back of puzzles that could have hidden clues to what complete him off and who's attempting to run Liza into the floor.

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Murder on the Yukon Quest: An Alaska Mystery by Sue Henry

By Sue Henry

The Yukon Quest has the popularity of being the hardest sled puppy race on this planet, taking groups and mushers via greater than 1000 miles of North America's so much distant and treacherous territory.Jessie Arnold is able to meet the challenge.Jessie and her crew of canines are ready for the bold festival, yet her one remorse is that her longtime pal and lover, Alex Jensen, is not there to work out her off. Alex has been referred to as domestic to Idaho for a kinfolk emergency and Jessie starts the large race with out her greatest booster. good alongside the path, Jessie is surprised to benefit younger beginner racer she met in the beginning has been kidnapped and held for ransom. The girl's distraught father has been warned that not anyone yet Jessie Arnold is to be told--especially no longer the police. Feeling remoted and by myself, Jessie needs to make a decision what to do within the face of negative odds.It's the competition of an entire life, but because the different mushers push towards the end line, Jessie forges forward in a race all her personal. not able to disregard the plight of the lacking lady, she's in a existence and demise conflict opposed to a determined, unknown kidnapper who will cease at not anything. dashing during the twists and turns of the icy, damaged trails, Jessie has no time for worry. For someplace in that huge and lonely panorama, a killer waits for an opportunity to unharness a murderous rage on someone who dares to get in his manner.

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Hampshire Murders by Nicola Sly

By Nicola Sly

Life within the ancient county of Hampshire has now not regularly been peaceable, for through the years it has skilled various murders, a few of that are little identified outdoor the county borders, others that experience surprised the country. those comprise the killing of "Sweet Fanny Adams" in 1867; the terrible homicide dedicated via the postmaster at Grayshott in 1901; the mysterious poisoning of Hubert Chevis in 1943; and the gun conflict within the village of Kingsclere in 1944, which led to the deaths of 3 humans. Nicola Sly’s conscientiously researched, well-illustrated, and spell binding textual content will entice someone attracted to the shady part of Hampshire’s historical past, and will supply a lot nutrition for thought.

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