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The Hades Project (The Cotten Stone Mysteries) by Lynn Sholes

By Lynn Sholes

Solid via the 7th new release grandson of Adam, used to pierce the part of Christ on the Crucifixion, and possessed by way of a few of history's strongest men-Constantine, Attila the Hun, Adolf Hitler, Harry Truman - the Holy Lance is set for use back. The Forces of Evil intend to exploit the traditional relic to release the Hades undertaking and produce humankind to its knees. From the Kremlin to the Vatican to an Ethiopian church housing the Ark of the Covenant, Cotten Stone races to discover the Holy Lance. Time is operating out as Cotten confronts the fellow who holds in his hand the future of the realm, a guy who died greater than eighty five years prior. 'An remarkable novel, a dismal labyrinth of suspense, foreign intrigue, and apocalyptic horror' - Douglas Preston, co-author of "Book of the Dead". 'Fans of religious-themed thrillers like "The Da Vinci Code" will take pleasure in' - "Library Journal".

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A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander

By Tasha Alexander

London's social season is in complete swing, and Victorian aristocracy cannot cease whispering a couple of sure gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. yet he isn't the one subject of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the most recent information of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing helpful goods that when belonged to the ill-fated queen. mild gossip turns severe whilst the landlord of 1 of the pilfered treasures is located murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with woman Emily Ashton. it's going to take all of Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the assassin, whereas confronted with a brewing scandal that threatens either her acceptance and her romance together with her past due husband's ally, the speeding Colin Hargreaves.

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Plaster and Poison by Jennie Bentley

By Jennie Bentley

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Ex-New York clothier Avery Baker left the bustle of the large urban to begin her own residence upkeep enterprise in Maine. yet as she renovates an previous carriage residence on behalf of a soon-to-be wed pal, she stumbles throughout a dull body-a individual recognized all too good by way of the blushing bride. The small city is abuzz with monstrous suspicions, and Avery realizes she needs to get to the bottom of a matrimonial homicide.

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Poisoned Tarts (Savannah Reid Mysteries) by G. A. McKevett

By G. A. McKevett

What occurs while too wealthy and too skinny turns into too lethal? Voluptuous P.I. Savannah Reid is ready to determine as she delves into the disappearance of a celeb hanger-on that quickly results in whatever extra sinister. As Halloween attracts close to, Savannah must study a killer's lethal "tricks" sooner than another individual is "treated" to murder...Halloween in Southern California simply does not have the frosty chew Savannah's used to, even though her newest task grants chills aplenty. The Skeleton Key 3, a celebutante clique so named through the media as a result of their super-skinny figures and fats belief money, are within the highlight back - yet this time, it is for whatever greater than partying. it sort of feels the single member of the 3 who used to be neither prosperous nor relatively svelte hasn't been heard from in days.The lacking girl's identify is Daisy O'Neil, and by way of all bills, she had little in universal together with her so-called pals Tiffy, Kiki, and Bunny. obese, shrewdpermanent, and less-than-privileged, Daisy's position within the 3 turns out to were basically to be the sufferer in their vicious jibes and pranks. whilst Savannah learns that Tiffy's performing aspirations have been threatened through Daisy's actual expertise, the bad little wealthy woman starts off to seem big-time guilty.But simply whilst Savannah thinks she has all of it discovered - other than the place the physique is stashed - the vibe surrounding the Skeleton Key 3 alterations from vacuous and suspicious to downright murderous. As arrangements are being made for a monster Halloween social gathering, to be hung on the Dante compound, the patriarch himself is noticed dressed as Dracula, specified by his coffin, whole with a true stake via his no-longer-beating middle. Now, with the occasion heavily pooped and the tabloids on a tear, Savannah must placed her Halloween sweet at the shelf till she's deserving of a present. And that suggests discovering a killer - speedy - prior to extra Hollywood cash turns into buried treasure...

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The Cliff House Strangler by Shirley Tallman

By Shirley Tallman

Nineteenth-century lawyer Sarah Woolson remains to be attempting to get her lifestyles jointly. opposed to her family's needs, she opens her personal San Francisco legislation company, simply to discover that clients---paying consumers, that is---are cautious of permitting a lady to control their criminal affairs. simply while her endurance, in addition to her funds, are approximately to expire, Sarah and her buddy and previous colleague, Robert Campbell, attend a s?ance at San Francisco's Cliff residence. Making their means throughout the worst typhoon of the season, they come at their vacation spot to discover themselves in for far greater than, in Robert's phrases, "silly parlor tricks." After a dramatic exhibit of spirit apparitions, flying trumpets, and phantom song, Madame Olga Karpova---a well known Russian clairvoyant---and her site visitors make a grisly discovery: one of many twelve humans seated on the desk has been brutally strangled.Later, whilst extra s?ance contributors are came upon slain, Sarah is pressed into protecting the accused assassin. engaged on her client's case, she quick reveals herself on the middle of a classy homicide plot related to ghosts, gypsies, and town corridor, all of the whereas dealing with off with Robert in a unstable felony conflict and investigating her brother Frederick's shady political dealings. infrequently right habit for a nineteenth-century girl, yet Sarah don't have it the other way.Feisty and decided, Sarah maintains to flout the notions of "proper" femininity during this sequence that could be a turn-of-the-century resolution to Legally Blonde.

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Catering to Nobody (Goldy, Book 1) by Diane Mott Davidson

By Diane Mott Davidson

MEET THE CATERER WHO WHIPPED UP THE MULTIMILLION-COPY secret SERIES–AS GOLDY SOLVES HER FIRST MURDER!Diane Mott Davidson’s successful recipe of firstclass suspense and five-star fare has gained her and caterer Goldy serious raves and a customary position on significant bestseller lists around the nation. In Goldy’s tantalizing debut, she serves up a savory dish of secrets and techniques, suspicions, and murder....INCLUDING NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED RECIPESCatering a wake isn't Goldy’s concept of enjoyable. but the Colorado caterer throws herself into getting ready a savory dinner party together with Poached Salmon and Strawberry Shortcake Buffet designed to appease 40 mourners. And her culinary efforts appear to be precisely what the physician ordered...until her ex-father-in-law gynecologist Fritz Korman is struck down and Goldy is accused of including poison to the menu. Now, with the dept of future health impounding her leftovers, her ex-husband proclaiming her guilt, and her company approximately to be close down, Goldy is aware she can’t look ahead to the police to serve up the solutions. She’ll quickly discover multiple kin skeleton and a veritable stew of unpalatable secrets–the style which may make Goldy the most path in an unsavory killer’s subsequent homicide!

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Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris

By Charlaine Harris

Lily Bard heads domestic for the vacations. Lily heads to her native land of Bartley for her estranged sister?s Christmas Eve marriage ceremony. yet there's something within the air in addition to vacation cheer?there?s homicide. And Lily needs to paintings quickly to wash up the messy case ahead of her sister supplies to like, honor, and obey a killer.

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Unsafe Harbor: A Rachel Porter Mystery (Rachel Porter by Jessica Speart

By Jessica Speart

Spirited US Fish and natural world agent Rachel Porter is again in her local ny following the path of murderous smugglers. Rachel Porter has relished the gorgeous serenity of Hawaii, yet her homeland of latest York holds a unique position in her center. So while a task prospect in within reach New Jersey arises, she jumps on the likelihood. yet, after the range of Hawaii, rats, roaches and seagulls are concerning the simply creatures Jessica encounters in her new task. whereas she slaves away at her bureaucracy, Rachel pines for a few pleasure. yet she will get greater than she bargained for whilst the physique of a wealthy socialite is chanced on steps clear of her submit. Rachel fears for the security of the lady who came across the physique after she is named in to enquire the mysterious $20,000 scarf, made from unlawful Tibetan antelope fur, came across with the sufferer. Rachel is decided to teach that she nonetheless has the recent York grit had to music down these liable for the brutal homicide . . .

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Murder at the Laurels (Libby Sarjeant Mysteries S.) by Lesley Cookman

By Lesley Cookman

Might it were homicide? whilst previous Eeanor Bridges dies on her birthday on the Laurels nursing domestic, no-one other than her niece, Fran fort, suspects whatever. but if the need is going lacking, and Fran s newly came upon family members seem to be doing every little thing of their strength to hinder investigations, she enlists the aid of her pal Libby Sarjeant. jointly, they discover sinister occasions long ago, greed and parts of witchcraft, all of which offer a multiplicity of explanations, and it isn t till a moment physique is chanced on that the assassin is unmasked.

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Garnethill: A Novel of Crime by Denise Mina

By Denise Mina

Right away wry and stunning, humane and uncooked, ironic and visceral, Denise Mina brings a particular new voice to crime fiction during this gritty, award-winning debut novel set within the grim precincts of Glasgow's Garnethill. There the unfortunate Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one fuzzy-headed morning to find her therapist-boyfriend in the midst of the lounge, tied to at least one of her kitchen chairs, along with his throat slit fresh via. lately recovered from a breakdown, Maureen now unearths herself the leading suspect in a grisly homicide case. confused by way of the police and hounded by way of the clicking, she units out to reconstruct her lifeless lover's final days and uncovers a dire path of rape, deception, and suppressed scandal at an area psychiatric clinic. whilst a moment mutilated corpse surfaces, she realizes hers may be the 3rd. it is time for Maureen to get fortunate.

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