Category: Mystery

  • Download E-books My Name Is Red PDF

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Instantaneously a fiendishly devious secret, a beguiling love tale, and a super symposium at the energy of artwork, My identify Is Red is a transporting story set amid the elegance and spiritual intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from some of the most popular modern Turkish writers.

    The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the main acclaimed artists within the land to create a very good booklet celebrating the glories of his realm. Their activity: to light up the paintings within the ecu sort. yet simply because figurative paintings should be deemed an affront to Islam, this fee is a deadly proposition certainly. The ruling elite as a result mustn’t be aware of the entire scope or nature of the undertaking, and panic erupts whilst one of many selected miniaturists disappears. the one clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies within the half-finished illuminations themselves. half delusion and half philosophical puzzle, My identify is Red is a kaleidoscopic trip to the intersection of artwork, faith, love, intercourse and gear.

    Translated from the Turkish by means of Erda M Göknar
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  • Download E-books Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel PDF

    By G. M. Malliet

    "Hugely humorous, exquisitely good written, a tongue-in-cheek village secret to be savored. G.M. Malliet's arch tone and wry humor make her a author to be treasured."
    --Julia Spencer-Fleming, bestselling writer of ONE used to be A SOLDIER

    Having spent nearly 3 years within the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip, Max Tudor is easily acclimated to his publish as vicar on the church of St. Edwold's. This old fashioned city appears to be like the fitting new domestic for optimum, who has fled a harrowing prior serving within the British counter-intelligence supplier, the MI5. Now he has came across a degree of peace between city escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and New Agers. yet this serenity is instantly shattered whilst the hugely vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up lifeless on the Harvest Fayre. The dying seems like an coincidence, yet Max's education as a former agent kicks in, and earlier than lengthy he suspects foul play.

    Max has ministered to the group lengthy sufficient to be conversant in alliances and animosities one of the citizens, yet this tragedy confounds him. it truly is very unlikely to think an individual in his beautiful hamlet able to the crime, and but given the sufferer, he needs to recognize that nearly all people on the town had most likely fantasized in regards to the terrible woman's dying. As Max turns into extra intricately concerned, the research stirs up thoughts he'd relatively no longer revisit; the demons from his previous which led him to Nether Monkslip and the explanation why he's so seriously invested in retaining it from damage.

    Agatha-award successful writer G.M. Malliet first received over the secret group along with her St. simply trilogy, prompting critics to check her to Golden Age greats like Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. This new sequence, starting with Wicked Autumn, confirms such compliment, serving up the fitting English village deliciously skewered in a brilliantly glossy model of the conventional drawing room mystery.
    One of The Boston Globe's top Mysteries of 2011
    One of Library Journal's most sensible secret Books of 2011

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  • Download E-books Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) PDF

    By Charles Osborne

    Nearly a quarter-century after her loss of life, Agatha Christie continues to be the most well-liked secret author of all time. Now, in a celebrated publishing occasion, lovers and beginners alike are handled to a different Christie novel. Created in 1930 as a level play and faithfully tailored by means of Charles Osborne, Black Coffee brings again liked detective Hercule Poirot to workout his "little gray cells" another deliciously deductive time...

    An pressing name from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot speeding from London to a sprawling nation property. Sir Claud fears a member of his personal family desires to thieve a mystery formulation destined for the Ministry of security. yet Poirot arrives too overdue. The formulation is lacking. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned via his after-dinner espresso. Poirot quickly identifies a effective brew of depression, treachery, and deception amid the mansion's occupants. Now he needs to locate the formulation and the killer...while letting no poison slip 'twix his low lips.

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  • Download E-books Appleby's End (Inspector Appleby) PDF

    By Michael Innes

    Appleby's finish used to be the identify of the station the place Detective Inspector John Appleby obtained off the educate from Scotland backyard. yet that used to be no longer the one twist of fate. every thing that occurred from then on comparable again to tales via Ranulph Raven, Victorian novelist - animals have been changed via marble effigies, a person acquired a tombstone telling him whilst he may die, and a servant was once came upon buried as much as his neck in snow, useless. Why did Ranulph Raven's mysterious descendants make this sort of aspect of inviting Appleby to spend the evening at their house?

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  • Download E-books Too Many Cooks: An Angie Amalfi Mystery (Angie Amalfi Mysteries) PDF

    By Joanne Pence

    After speaking her method right into a task on a pompous, third-rate chef's radio call-in-show, Angie Amalfi has visions of a brand new occupation to head with her scorching, new romance with Paavo Smith, a beautiful homocide detective.

    When a winning and much-envied restauranteur is poisoned despite the fact that, Angie unearths the case way more attention-grabbing than attempting to make her pretentious boss sound sturdy. a few chefs may perhaps turn away from the sort of scorching case, yet Angie can take the warmth and remain within the kitchen.

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  • Download E-books Collector of Secrets PDF

    By Richard Goodfellow

    A riveting debut mystery with the twists and turns of North by way of Northwest and The Firm approximately an American in Japan who comes upon a mysterious decades-old diary and finally ends up stuck in an internet of world espionage he can't in all likelihood fathom.

    Max Travers is an English instructor in Japan. while his manipulative boss starts off swindling the unsuspecting mom and dad of his scholars, Max needs to retrieve his passport to come back domestic. Max sneaks into her place of work basically to bump into a housebreaking in development. Max slightly escapes yet unintentionally takes a wierd diary certain in leather-based and embossed with an odd seal. Little does Max recognize that this diary has been hidden for over part a century, and its secrets and techniques may well topple a few of Japan's strongest humans and rewrite the historical past of the royal relatives.

    Max quickly reveals himself at the run from all people, from tattooed Yakuza to the japanese police and a mysterious American who has ties within the optimum areas, all keen to kill for the diary's secrets and techniques. along with his and girlfriend's lives within the stability, Max needs to decipher the diary's secrets and techniques in a richly distinctive and bold mystery that covers every thing from international warfare II to Watergate.

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  • Download E-books Trial and Error PDF

    By Anthony Berkeley

    Publish 12 months note: First released in 1937
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    Non-descript, upstanding Mr Todhunter is informed that he has in basic terms months to stay. He comes to a decision to devote a homicide for the nice of mankind. discovering a valuable sufferer proves faraway from effortless, and there's a fake begin sooner than he settles on and dispatches his aim. yet then the police arrest an blameless guy, and the honourable Todhunter has to set approximately proving himself in charge of the homicide.

    Beautifully awarded with outstanding paintings and classy but easy-to-read sort, avid readers of crime will love analyzing this gripping, well-written mystery. The urge for food for normal crime fiction hasn't ever been enhanced, and Arcturus Crime Classics target to introduce a brand new new release of readers to a few of the nice crime writing of the 20 th century - specifically the so-called 'golden era'.
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  • Download E-books A Rose from the Dead (Flower Shop Mysteries, No. 6) PDF

    By Kate Collins

    The Midwestern Funeral administrators Association's local conference used to be alleged to be an opportunity for Abby Knight and her flower store, Bloomers, to flourish. To her shock, the morticians are a full of life bunch, organizing soap-box derbies and a vampire VIP social gathering whole with nighttime Bloody Marys. but if the association's intensely disliked chairperson is located lifeless in a locked casket, her signature rose lacking from her hair, Abby's decided to determine who enjoyed the victim--and who enjoyed her not...
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  • Download E-books She Died a Lady PDF

    A SIR HENRY MERRIVALE secret. A suicide pact was once simply this sort of proposal that will entice Rita Wainwright. Her infamous love affair with the younger American actor, Barry Sullivan, used to be flamboyant sufficient to warrant a dramatic finishing, so while the 2 of them vanished over a cliff one wet evening, leaving just a farewell notice for Rita's husband and a couple of footprints to the sting, nobody doubted that it used to be suicide. not anyone, that's, yet health care provider Luke, Rita's previous kinfolk general practitioner and one of many few humans within the beach village of Lyncombe who certainly beloved her. whilst novice detective Sir Henry Merrivale, who's within the district having his portrait performed via a neighborhood artist, consents to enquire, the questions commence piling up. yet what of it? Are the doctor's doubts with no benefit, or used to be there a extra sinister plot at play? It takes the blustering, rampaging H. M. to unravel this baffling secret.
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