By Alexander McCall Smith
ISABEL DALHOUSIE - publication 9
Nothing captures the appeal of Edinburgh just like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie sequence of novels that includes the insatiably curious thinker and lady detective. even if investigating a case or an issue of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one among fiction’s so much richly built beginner detectives, is usually able to pursue the solutions to all of life’s questions, huge and small.
Isabel Dalhousie, the Edinburgh thinker and beginner sleuth, solutions an unforeseen attraction from prosperous paintings collector Duncan Munrowe. a piece by means of the distinguished French artist Nicolas Poussin has been stolen from Munrowe’s inner most assortment. by no means one to refuse a request for aid, Isabel is of the same opinion to assist get better the portray, and discovers that the thieves should be towards the landlord than he ever may have anticipated.
Meanwhile, Isabel and her husband Jamie suspect that their three-year-old might be a budding mathematical genius. Then there's the query of even if Isabel might help a tender couple who are looking to flow in together—against the desires of the girl’s mom and dad. As she wrestles with those difficulties, Isabel reveals herself established as a mum or dad, a thinker, and a chum. yet, as ever, her reliable feel, quickly wits, and type center may also help her come to definitely the right answer.
By Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Schulz understands her nutrients is to die for, yet she by no means anticipated one in every of her top associates to truly keel over as she left a party Goldy catered. It seems to be a beneficiant serving of cold-blooded homicide. And the smart offender is simply getting cooking.
When a colleague—a lady who resembles Goldy—is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked open air her condo, it turns into transparent that the preferred caterer is the most direction on a killer menu. With time operating out, Goldy needs to roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious assassin, sooner than the killer can serve her up cold.
By James Swain
"In this sequence approximately playing, the most personality is a giant winner."
--Janet Maslin, the hot York Times
"Bask in Swain's Las Vegas with no need to set foot within the position and threat being skinned alive."
--The Washington publish publication World
A blind poker participant named pass DeMarco is scamming the world's biggest poker event in Las Vegas, and cheating-expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, were employed to determine how. DeMarco is tied to a few dangerously determined characters who will visit extremes--even cold-blooded murder--to make sure that the obnoxious DeMarco wins big.
While Gerry flies to Atlantic urban to suss out DeMarco's mystery, Valentine remains in Vegas and groups up with an getting older grifter named Rufus Steele, who has his personal rating to settle with DeMarco. On contrary facets of a perilous online game, father and son paintings their means via a colourful panorama of conmen and hitmen. jointly, they'll need to end up there's extra to any video game of probability than meets the eye.
Featuring insider tips for catching poker cheats, in addition to a thesaurus of card hustler terms!
From the Paperback edition.
By John G. Hemry
Clean from the Academy, Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson, whose venture is to forestall any overseas vessels from violating U.S. sovereign space.
When Captain Peter Wakeman mistakenly destroys a civilian technological know-how- send perceived as opposed, Sinclair needs to testify opposed to Wakeman at a court-martial listening to. yet Sinclair believes that the severity of the fees opposed to the captain are unjust-and turns into a witness for the defense...
By Gary Corby
The 3rd ebook within the significantly acclaimed sequence set in Classical Athens, that includes the traditionally inspired amateur detective Nicolaos.
It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's ally, Timodemus, is a competitor within the pankration, the deadly martial paintings of historical Greece. Timo is sizzling favourite to win. His merely severe rival is Arakos from Sparta. When Arakos is located crushed to demise, it really is seen Timodemus has to be the killer. Who else may have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas however the absolute best? The Judges of the video games sentence Timodemus to be performed in 4 days' time, once the Sacred video games have finished.
Complicating every thing is the truth that Athens and Sparta are already at every one other's throats, within the starting levels of an influence fight for keep watch over of Hellas. If an Athenian is located to have cheated on the video games by way of murdering a Spartan, it will likely be every little thing the hawks in Sparta have to claim open struggle the instant the Sacred Truce is over. and that is a conflict Athens can't desire to win.
Nico and his accomplice in sleuthing, the annoyingly shrewdpermanent priestess Diotima, have 4 days to save lots of their pal and avoid a battle that might tear their international aside.
By Carola Dunn
In past due 1923 the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard take an ocean voyage to the US for his or her honeymoon. followed by means of Daisy's formative years pal Phillip Petrie, his spouse, Gloria, and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, Daisy and Alec are waiting for a delightful, uneventful journey. yet on the final minute they're joined by way of Arbuckle's new good friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new spouse, Wanda, a showgirl whom all yet Gotobed are confident is a gold digger of the worst sort.
Then, having slightly lifted anchor, the sea liner is beset via a sequence of suspicious injuries and deaths. With harsh climate and tough seas placing many-including Alec-out of fee as a result of seasickness, it quickly falls to Daisy to determine what connection there should be among the probably unrelated incidents. confident that there's a assassin aboard send, Daisy needs to unmask the perpetrator or culprits earlier than an individual else-especially herself-falls sufferer.
By Edward Marston
Famous good looks and singer Harriet Gow has earned a place envied by means of each to be had ladies of the recovery interval: she is the King's favourite mistress. After seeing her practice, Christopher Redmayne is usually captivated and the influence Harriet made remains to be lingering in his brain whilst he's summoned urgently by way of Charles II. Harriet has been abducted, and Redmayne, with the aid of his good friend Jonathan Bale - a Puritan constable - is engaged to unravel this soft affair. The facade of attractiveness and gentility quickly starts off to collapse within the face in their investigations. Harriet is, certainly, an amorous nightingale; the material of her lifestyles entangled in jealousy, avarice and lust. simply as Redmayne and Bale begin to query no matter if she is actually the sufferer or the accountable celebration a brutal homicide presents the answer...
By Suzanne F. Kingsmill
When zoology professor Cordi O’Callaghan reluctantly accepts a call for participation to be a lecturer aboard the Susanna Moodie, a vessel ferrying travelers via Canada’s Arctic, she figures it will likely be a breeze. Seasickness apart, Cordi turns into entangled within the deaths of 2 of her fellow passengers, either contributors of a close-knit fiction-writing team. The fatalities are governed unintentional, yet Cordi suspects they`re whatever yet. even though, she lacks facts and credibility, in line with Martha Bathgate and Duncan McPherson, her occasionally reluctant sidekicks who attempt to retain her grounded.
After Cordi returns to her domestic within the Ottawa Valley, she hits the path and stirs up a hornets’ nest of lies, intrigue, jealousy, and greed as she grills strength murderers, one in all whom takes offence and stalks her. Getting marooned on pack ice, a harrowing journey in an aircraft and a scorching air balloon, and a mysterious fireplace all upload to the threat that threatens Cordi as she makes an attempt to nail down a killer.
By Michael Innes
Inspector Appleby is stranded on a really unusual island, with a slightly atypical bunch of individuals - too many males, too few ladies (and considered one of them too appealing) reason a deal of hassle. yet that's not anything in comparison to later advancements, together with the physique afloat within the water, and the assault by way of neighborhood inhabitants.
By Lynn Flewelling
Acclaimed writer Lynn Flewelling brings her cherished Nightrunners sequence to a close—at least for now—with an exhilarating novel of homicide, secret, and magic.
The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress were killed within a locked and protected room. the only witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doorways, listening to the screams from within—have long gone mad with terror, babbling approximately ghosts . . . and issues worse than ghosts.
Dispatched to Korous through the queen, grasp spies Alec and Seregil locate all of the pleasure and threat they can want—and extra. For an historical evil has been woke up there, a very good strength that may not leisure until eventually it has escaped its otherworldly legal and brought revenge on all that lives. And simply these like Alec—who have died and again to life—can step among the worlds and confront the killer . . . no matter if it potential a moment and all too everlasting death.
Praise for Lynn Flewelling’s Casket of Souls
“Full of intrigue and plots upon plots.”—RT publication Reviews