By Lawrence Block
Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr's in love—with an unique jap eu good looks who stocks his obsession with Humphrey Bogart video clips. he is in heaven, munching popcorn along with his new amour each evening at a Bogart movie Festival—until their Casablanca-esque idyll is lower brief by means of his different mystery ardour: burglary.
When he is employed to pilfer a portfolio of helpful files from a Park road residence, Bernie can hardly ever refuse. however the occupant's early go back forces Bernie to escape empty-handed—and he quickly unearths himself implicated in a homicide. prior to you could say "who stole the strawberries?" he is trying to find a killer, as much as his neck within the outrageous intrigues of a tiny Balkan kingdom . . . and menaced through extra sinister fats males and unsavory toadies than the good Bogie himself butted heads with in pursuit of that darn bird!
By Shelley Freydont
“This exciting first in a brand new sequence from Freydont (A Merry Little homicide and 4 different mysteries that includes dancer Linda Haggerty) introduces mathematician and Sudoku whiz Katie McDonald. Katie, a self-professed geek who works for a hush-hush executive imagine tank, returns to her place of birth of Granville, NH, on the behest of her former mentor, P.T. Avondale. Katie is stunned to discover Avondale frail and preoccupied, his loved puzzle museum in severe disrepair and dire monetary straits. ahead of Katie could make feel of the location, she discovers Avondale murdered in his office—slumped over an unfinished Sudoku puzzle which can offer a clue to the killer’s identification. She tops the brash new police chief’s suspect record and comes to a decision to unravel the case on her personal, not just to transparent her identify yet to avoid wasting the Avondale museum from the wrecking ball. Readers should want to see much more of the clever and endearing Katie.”—Publishers Weekly
By April Smith
Maverick FBI Agent Ana gray is again in a suspense-charged new novel, going undercover into the risky center of a terrorist cell.Emotionally susceptible after a capturing incident, Ana has simply again to the task whilst she learns fellow agent has been murdered by way of a bunch of hard-core anarchists working at the back of the fa?ade of FAN (Free Animals Now). Dispatched to the FBI’s notorious undercover tuition to profit the paintings of deceit, Ana takes at the id of a down-on-her-luck animal lover decided to avoid wasting the wild mustangs of the West. Now she’s able to paintings her manner into the interior circle of Julius Emerson Phelps, the volatile, charismatic chief of a “family” of outcasts who survive an remoted farm in Oregon, and who're getting ready an act of terrorism Phelps has dubbed “the mammoth One.”The stakes bring up considerably whilst Ana learns that Phelps is taking part in his personal video game of risky deception, and that he possesses a stockpile of soiled secrets and techniques concerning the Bureau adequate to blow it sky-high.With razor-sharp realism, Smith renders the mental vise of a deep-cover agent residing a lie 24/7. Negotiating a minefield of loyalty and betrayal, below consistent probability of discovery, Ana is compelled to devote the very crime she’s decided to stop.Judas Horse is a breathlessly interesting mystery.
By Catherine Palmer
Anything used to be extraordinarily mistaken with the shy, scared little lady. each day, she got here to Haven, Sam Hawke's inner-city formative years middle. however the former marine could not get plant life to open up. So he grew to become to newspaper reporter Ana Burns, hoping that her ability at asking nosy questions on him and his project might be positioned to higher use.
Flora fast captured Ana's center. As did Sam and his dream of delivering a haven for kids with nowhere else to head. Ana's questions have been quickly answeredвЂ”and worst fears confirmedвЂ”about little flowers. And preserving her and the heart from a robust predator could take all their love and religion mixed.
By Margaret Truman
It used to be the location of 1 of the main notorious assassinations in American heritage. Now bestselling secret grasp Margaret Truman premieres a brand new homicide at Ford’s Theater–one that’s scorching off today’s headlines.
The physique of Nadia Zarinski, an enticing younger lady who labored for senator Bruce Lerner–and who volunteered at Ford’s–is stumbled on within the alley at the back of the theatre. quickly a couple of mismatched cops–young, studious Rick Klieman and gregarious veteran Moses “Mo” Johnson–start digging into the victim’s existence, and locate themselves confronting an expanding forged of suspects.
There’s Virginia Senator Lerner himself, rumored to have had a sexual courting with Nadia–and part the ladies in D.C. lower than 90. . . . Clarise Emerson, producer/director of Ford’s Theatre and ex-wife of the Senator, whose nomination to go the nationwide Endowment for the humanities (NEA) is now threatened through the scandal . . . Jeremiah Lerner, her aimless, hot-tempered son, stated to were napping with Nadia whilst his recognized father wasn’t . . . Bernard Crowley, the theatre’s controller, whose feelings overflow on the point out of the crime . . . light British degree celebrity Sydney Bancroft, determined for reputation and a comeback, and armed with damning information regarding Clarise Emerson . . . and different complicated characters from either side of the footlights.
With her exceptional knowing of Washington and its avid gamers, and her savvy experience of the way unusual bedfellows minimize offers even in the course of mayhem, Margaret Truman consistently can provide the main subtle and pleasurable suspense. Murder at Ford’s Theatre is her so much compelling, insightful novel but, absolute to earn her a status ovation from her many lovers and new fans alike.
By Donna Andrews
Terrible Meg Langslow. She's blessed in such a lot of methods. Michael, her boyfriend, is a good-looking, pleasant heartthrob who adores her. She's a winning blacksmith, recognized for her inventive wrought-iron creations. yet by some means Meg's highway to contentment is extra rutted and packed with potholes than turns out reasonable. There are Michael's and Meg's doting yet tough moms, for a commence. after which there is the fruitless hunt for a spot sufficiently big for the couple to stay jointly. And a succession of crises because of the well-meaning yet totally wacky calls for of her family and friends. calls for that Meg has a difficult time refusing---which is why she's tending the switchboard of Mutant Wizards, the place her brother's desktop video games are created, and dealing with the entire workplace administration difficulties that nobody else bothers with. For companionship, in addition to a group of eccentric techies, she has a buzzard with one wing---who she needs to feed frozen mice thawed within the place of work microwave---and Michael's mother's nightmare puppy. let alone the psychotherapists who refuse to renounce their rent on half the place of work house, and whose conflicting remedies reason carrying on with dissension. this isn't what Meg had in brain whilst she agreed to assist her brother circulation his employees to new offices.In truth, the ambience is so continually loony that the workplace mail cart makes a number of passes throughout the reception room, with the workplace functional joker mendacity on most sensible of it pretending to be useless, earlier than Meg realizes that he is turn into the sufferer of somebody who wasn't joking in any respect. he is been murdered for genuine. Donna Andrews's debut e-book, homicide with Peacocks, gained the St. Martin's Malice household most sensible first novel contest and reaped a harvest of alternative honors besides. this is often the fourth ebook within the Meg Langslow sequence, which good points the intrepid Meg and her solid of oddball relations. Their capers are a lighthearted pleasure to learn.