Download Pirate King (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, by Laurie R. King PDF

By Laurie R. King

In England's younger silent-film undefined, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. yet rumors of legal actions swirl round his renowned motion picture studio. on the request of Scotland backyard, Mary Russell travels undercover to the set of Fflytte's most modern cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King. in response to Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, the undertaking will both set the normal for moviemaking for a new release . . . or sink a boatload of careers.

As the corporate begins rehearsals in Lisbon, the 13 blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is chaperoning meet the swarm of genuine buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to supply authenticity. but if the group embarks for Morocco and the particular filming, Russell senses ominous currents of difficulty: a derelict boat, a movie group with many secrets and techniques, decks awash with budding romance--and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering in simple terms to their outlaw chief. the place can Sherlock Holmes be? As motion picture make-believe turns into precise terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may well adventure a last fadeout.

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Download The Big Nowhere (L. A. Quartet, Book 2) by James Ellroy PDF

By James Ellroy

L. a., 1950 pink crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. 3 law enforcement officials stuck in a hellish internet of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy caught with a host of snuffs not anyone cares approximately; they're his probability to make his identify as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. He's mountain climbing at the crimson Scare bandwagon to develop his occupation and to achieve custody of his followed son, a baby he kept from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is struggling with communism for the cash. All 3 males have bought tickets to a nightmare.

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Download Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, Book 8) by Janet Evanovich PDF

By Janet Evanovich

Tough Up
Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a massive challenge on her arms: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mom, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady proprietor of a seedy bar, isn't really in any respect chuffed. discovering a abducted baby isn't really an task for a bounty hunter. yet Evelyn's grandmother lives round the corner to Stephanie's mom and dad, so Stephanie follows the path left via Annie and Evelyn-and unearths much more than she bargained for.

Hard Risk
Steven Soder is one way or the other associated with a really frightening Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli and Stephanie's mentor and tormentor, Ranger, warn Stephanie approximately Abruzzi, yet it's Abruzzi's eyes and mannerisms that frighten Stephanie so much. Stephanie wishes Ranger's savvy and services, and she's prepared to just accept his support to discover Annie although it may possibly suggest getting too concerned with Ranger. Stephanie, Ranger, Lula (who's unlikely to overlook using with Ranger), and Evelyn's lawyer/Laundromat supervisor got down to locate Annie. the hunt seems to be a race between Stephanie's posse, the real Blue Bonds' agent-a Rangerette referred to as Jeanne Ellen Burrows-and the Abruzzi staff. Plus, there's a killer rabbit at the loose!

Hard Eight
Strap in your helmet and prepare for the trip of your lifestyles! demanding 8. the area of Stephanie Plum hasn't ever been wilder.

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Download Easy (Flap Tucker Mystery, Book 1) by Phillip Depoy PDF

By Phillip Depoy

A lacking lady. A killer at the free. And an Atlanta deepest eye who meditates his solution to the truth....

Check out the Majestic Diner At three a.m. search for a guy named Flap and a lady named Dalliance...

Flap Tucker isn't like different deepest eyes. He's a mystic, a finder of misplaced issues, a veteran of a international conflict who lives at the mistaken facet of city and shall we his brain cross freely to nirvana. Now, within the urban that Sherman burned yet didn't bury, the place stable ol' boys and transvestite hookers move within the downtown Atlanta evening, Flap Tucker is starting the strangest case of his already unusual career.

Flap's ally, the gorgeous nightclub proprietor Dalliance Oglethorpe, wishes Flap to discover the vanished spouse of a millionaire scion--a half-wit who can have made the girl up within the first position. actual or no longer, Flap starts off trying to find one Augusta Donne, and reveals, as a substitute, the brutal murders of 2 topless dancers and a transvestite who used to be ritually slain. each one step of ways, the case grows extra sinister, until eventually Flap all at once reaches that position basically he can pass: the place the entire universe is interconnected, the place a Zenlike fact illuminates the trail, and the place Flap Tucker, the fellow with all of the solutions, is status in a killer's way....

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Download The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 6) by Qiu Xiaolong PDF

By Qiu Xiaolong

Leader Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police division is the pinnacle of the distinctive Case team and is frequently installed cost of these circumstances which are thought of politically "sensitive" due to the fact that, as a emerging celebration cadre, he's appeared via many as reliable. But Inspector Chen, notwithstanding a poet through inclination and avocation, takes his task as a policeman very heavily, regardless of the pressures placed upon him from inside and with out, and is unwilling to compromise his ideas as a policeman in prefer of political expedience. 
However, after the hot Minister of Public safeguard insists that Chen personally take on a 'special assignment', an research already begun through inner safeguard, he might now not be capable to withstand these pressures. The social gathering, more and more leery of overseas embarrassment, is sad approximately fresh books that position Mao in a foul light. Now, Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who used to be most probably one among Mao's mistresses - a lady suspected of being Mao's personal granddaughter - has lately surrender her task, moved right into a luxurious house, and, with none seen technique of support, become a component of  a brand new social set situated round the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. What they fear is that, by some means, she has inherited a few artifact or fabric with regards to Mao that would, while made public, prove embarrassing. Even notwithstanding there's no facts that such even exists, Chen has been charged to infiltrate her social circle, be certain if the scary fabric exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And in merely a few days - simply because if he can't unravel this 'Mao case' in the cut-off date, the celebration will inn to harsher, extra lethal ability.

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Download Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian PDF

By Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian, bestselling writer of Midwives, offers his such a lot bold and multi-layered novel to date--examining wildly divisive concerns in today's the US along with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.

On a balmy July evening in New Hampshire a shot earrings out in a backyard, and a guy falls to the floor, extraordinarily wounded. The wounded guy is Spencer McCullough, the shot that hit him used to be fired--accidentally?--by his adolescent daughter Charlotte. With this shattering second of violence, Chris Bohjalian launches the simplest form of literate page-turner: suspenseful, wryly humorous, and humane.

BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's the sunshine within the Ruins.

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Download Gone, Baby, Gone (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series, by Dennis Lehane PDF

By Dennis Lehane

The harsh local of Dorchester isn't any position for the blameless or the susceptible. A territory outlined via demanding heads or even tougher good fortune, its streets are suffering from the detritus of damaged households, hearts, goals. Now, one in all its youngest is lacking. inner most investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't wish the case. yet after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an research that might eventually probability everything—their courting, their sanity, or even their lives—to discover a little girl-lost.

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Download The Three Evangelists (Commissaire Adamsberg Mysteries) by Fred Vargas PDF

By Fred Vargas

Sophia Simeonidis, a Greek opera singer, wakes up one morning to find tree has seemed in a single day within the backyard of her Paris residence. Intrigued and unnerved, she turns to her neighbours: Vandoosler, an ex-cop fired from the police for having helped a assassin to flee, and 3 impecunious historians, Mathias, Marc and Lucien - the 3 evangelists. They agree - either simply because they want the cash and out of sheer interest - to dig round the tree and notice if whatever has been buried there. They locate not anything yet soil. a couple of weeks later, Sophia disappears and no-one concerns an excessive amount of till her physique is located burned to ashes in a motor vehicle. Who killed the opera singer? Her husband, her ex-lover, her ally? Or may possibly or not it's her wonderful niece lately moved to the capital? all of them appear to have a purpose. Vandoosler and the 3 evangelists got down to locate the reality.

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Download Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells Mystery, Book 2) by Meg Cabot PDF

By Meg Cabot

Former pop superstar Heather Wells has settled properly into her new existence as assistant dorm director at long island College—a occupation that doesn't require her to drape her dimension 12 physique in embarrassingly skimpy clothes. she will be able to even cope (sort of) along with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the clicking has dubbed the fame marriage ceremony of the last decade. yet she's certainly having a troublesome time facing the placement within the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has misplaced her head at the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.)

Surrounded via hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with undesirable telephone calls—Heather welcomes the chance to play detective . . . back. If it will get her brain off her own problems—and groups her up back with the beautiful P.I. who owns the brownstone the place she lives—it's all solid. however the homicide path is top the average-sized beginner investigator right into a shadowy international. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will quickly be making a song her swan tune!

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Download Girl With A Past by Sherri Leigh James PDF

By Sherri Leigh James

Woman With A earlier, a debut secret novel by way of Sherri Leigh James, tells the tale of 2 Cal co-eds separated through forty years whose lives turn into murderously intertwined. UC Berkeley in 1969 can be a murderous position for a Cal co-ed. Lexi Johnson idea tear fuel on campus was once all she needed to worry the day she was once murdered.In 2008, Alexandra Johnson seems into the 1969 unsolved homicide of her father's ally and fellow Cal pupil. Her curiosity in Lexi's homicide triggers makes an attempt on her personal lifestyles forcing her to unravel the chilly case murder with the intention to shield herself and her relations. a number of shootings and her mother's kidnapping have Alexandra racing to discover the people threatening her and her family.When Alexandra is shot at on campus, she realizes she might understand extra concerning the prior serial shootings than a person could suspect. a few clues are present in the hippie period together with the 1967 summer time of affection in San Francisco, the People's Park protests in Berkeley, and the hedonist counterculture in vast Sur.Alexandra discovers that she has extra to do with the co-ed in from 1969 than she may possibly ever have imagined. Transcendental twists in her harmful hunt for the serial killer show that she is the lady With A Past.Armed along with her new realizing of the case, Alexandra and her brother, Steven, seek from Marin to Tahoe for who desires to kill Alexandra--and why?Alexandra and Steven's questions, and tricks that they comprehend extra that they need to, make their parents' outdated university neighbors, now pillars of the group, anxious that their secrets and techniques can be published. not just could their profitable lives be ruined--they can be ended, due to the lady With A prior.

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