Partners in Crime (A Rafe Buenrostro Mystery) by Rolando Hinojosa

By Rolando Hinojosa

It’s a funky Monday morning in October 1972, and the Belken County murder Squad is facing a useless physique present in an deserted vehicle in the course of a cotton box. Lieutenant Detective Rafe Buenrostro and the 4 different males making up the squad are familiar with corpses, although they reside and paintings in a in general rural sector of South Texas alongside the Mexican border.

The bloody scene on the Kum Bak resort is a distinct tale, notwithstanding, and one who is most unlikely to get used to: 3 men—including one among their own—slaughtered so brutally that their faces, hands, legs or even genitalia were thoroughly severed from their our bodies. witnesses spared this awful loss of life may be able to offer first-hand descriptions of the killers: 3 Mexican nationals, armed with computer weapons, riding a cream-colored, four-door Oldsmobile.

These clues ship Rafe and his colleagues down a twisting course strewn with leads and assumptions, lots of which bring about lifeless ends after sufferer, plodding exam. yet it’s a gathering with their Mexican counterpart, Captain Lisandro Gómez Solís of the Tamaulipas nation Police, which units them at the path that would finally make them the killers. the way in which is affected by suspects and shady characters, together with a veteran automobile thief, unsuspecting drug mules, soiled financial institution tellers and double-crossing Mexican gangsters.

Foreshadowing the frightening violence plaguing Mexico and the border region, Rolando Hinojosa’s first secret novel that includes characters from his acclaimed Klail urban demise journey sequence approximately existence alongside the Texas-Mexico border was once initially released in 1985 and has been out of print for a few years. companions in Crime is a procedural whodunit that may fulfill the main hardened secret booklet aficionado.

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The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola

By Anna Mazzola

From the writer of THE UNSEEING comes a hot, interval novel of folks stories, disappearances and injustice set at the island of Skye, bound to attract readers of Hannah Kent's BURIAL RITES.

'A amazing mixture of an exhilarating secret and a wonderfully depicted interval piece' Sunday Mirror

Audrey Hart is at the island of Skye to gather the word-of-mouth folks stories of the folk and groups round her. it's 1857, the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and the crofters are suspicious and antagonistic, claiming they now not understand their tales. Then Audrey discovers the physique of a tender lady washed up at the seashore and the crofters inform her that it is just a question of weeks considering that one other lady has disappeared. they think the ladies are the sufferers of the spirits of the unforgiven lifeless. firstly, Audrey is certain the women are being kidnapped, yet then she is reminded of her personal mom, a Skye lady who disappeared in mysterious conditions. it kind of feels there's a hyperlink to be explored, and Audrey might discover simply what her family members were hiding from her most of these years.

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Wide Is the Gate (The Lanny Budd Novels) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning saga keeps as Lanny Budd faces the horrors of Nazi Germany and steps into the fireplace of the Spanish Civil War

Lanny Budd’s commitment to social justice and political motion has put a major pressure on his marriage to his heiress spouse, Irma, yet as he strikes during the Thirties, the foreign paintings broker is not able to show a blind eye to what's occurring in Europe. because the Nazi social gathering solidifies its strength in Germany, Lanny acknowledges a golden chance to make a distinction while his palms broker father moves a company contract with Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler’s second-in-command.
Robbie Budd’s alliance with the Luftwaffe commander and Lanny’s artwork global acceptance permit the more youthful Budd to maneuver simply one of the Nazi excessive command and assemble useful info he can transmit again to those that are devoted to the destruction of Nazism and Fascism. it's a dangerous—albeit necessary—game that Lanny is taking part in, and it'll hold him from Germany to Spain on a life-and-death venture at the eve of the Spanish Civil War.
The fourth installment of an eleven-book sequence, Wide Is the Gate keeps Upton Sinclair’s literary trip in the course of the tumult of the 20 th century. An fantastic mixture of historical past, experience, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of the author’s imaginative and prescient and his singular abilities as a storyteller.

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Dark Asylum: A Jem Flockhart Mystery by E. S. Thomson

By E. S. Thomson

The lips were darned closed with six lengthy, black, stitches. Clumsily completed, they gave the face a crude deaths-head visual appeal, like a kid's drawing scrawled upon a wall . . .

1851, Angel Meadow Asylum. Dr Rutherford, primary health practitioner to the insane, is located lifeless, his head bashed in, his ears bring to a halt, his lips and eyes stitched closed. The police direct their consciousness in the direction of Angel Meadow's inmates, yet to Jem Flockhart and may Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, instead of of insanity.

To observe the reality Jem and should needs to pursue the tale during the darkest corners of town - from the depths of a infamous rookery, to the sordid rooms of London's brothels, the gallows, the graveyard, the convict fleet after which again to the asylum. In a global the place guilt and innocence, crime and atonement, insanity and cause, are bounded by means of hypocrisy, ambition and betrayal, Jem and may quickly locate themselves stuck up in an internet of darkish secrets and techniques and hidden identities.

'Following on from the occasions of acclaimed debut Beloved Poison, Dark Asylum vividly portrays the Gothic horror and questionable technology of Victorian psychological asylums in chilling element. Meticulously researched and masterfully plotted, E.S. Thomson has written a fancy, harrowing and hugely stress-free story' - Daily Express

'Here's a story of Victorian London to freeze your blood on a chilly winter's evening' - Evening Telegraph

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The Hunt For Hitler's Gold by H. J. Cole

By H. J. Cole


Nazi leaders scramble to avoid wasting themselves because the 3rd Reich crumbles below the relentless Allied bombing raids.

strolling back from its ultimate project regarding the weird break out of 4 leaders from war-torn Germany, a submarine loses a perilous conflict with the staff of an RAF plane. because the U-Boat sinks into its watery grave, it releases a communications tablet containing most sensible mystery records outlining info of its challenge and the site of a cache of gold Hitler had taken from the nice Priam Treasure.

Sixty years later, a scuba diver unearths the small sealed box bearing the standard Swastika.

Sean Dylan, an adventurer and archeologist, discovers encrypted files that lead him on an important foreign trip of poser and intrigue. Underground neo-Nazi lovers are decided to get well the gold first so as to resurrect their celebration as a political strength in Germany.

Dylan, a former designated Forces Operative, faces lethal demanding situations from the neo-Nazis, the FBI, CSIS and others, as he searches for solutions to mysterious occasions that happened in the course of the ultimate days of the struggle – occasions that lead him to the lacking gold of the fabled Priam Treasure.

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La biblioteca dei libri proibiti (Italian Edition) by John Harding,S. Beretta

By John Harding,S. Beretta

New England, 1891. È notte fonda ormai. Nell’antica dimora di Blithe apartment regnano il silenzio e l’oscurità. in line with Florence, giovane orfana di dodici anni, è finalmente giunto il momento che ogni giorno aspetta con ansia. Attenta a non some distance rumore, sale le scale ed entra nella vecchia biblioteca. Nella grande stanza abitata dalla polvere e dall’abbandono ci sono gli unici amici che le tengano davvero compagnia, i libri. Libri proibiti according to Florence. Non potrebbe nemmeno toccarli: da sempre le è vietato leggere. Così le ha imposto lo zio che l’ha allevata insieme al fratellino Giles. Un uomo misterioso, che l’ha condannata a vivere confinata in casa insieme alla servitù. Ma Florence è furba e determinata e ha imparato a leggere da sola. Ha intuito che nei libri è racchiusa l. a. strada consistent with l. a. libertà. Perché proprio in quella biblioteca, tra i vecchi volumi di Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot e Shakespeare, si nasconde un segreto che affonda le radici in un passato legato a doppio filo alla morte dei suoi genitori. Una terribile verità che, notte dopo notte, getta ombre sempre più inquietanti sulla vita di tutti. Strani episodi iniziano a sconvolgere l. a. dimora. Prima l. a. morte violenta e inspiegabile di una delle governanti, poi l’arrivo della nuova istitutrice del fratellino, una donna dura, che odia Florence con tutta sé stessa. in line with los angeles ragazza camminare consistent with i corridoi della casa è sempre più pericoloso. Deve essere astuta e stare attenta a tutto, al minimo scricchiolio del legno, a un soffio di vento, agli occhi che los angeles fissano sinistri dai dipinti. los angeles verità ora è una questione di vita o di morte. E according to trovarla Florence avrà bisogno delle parole che si annidano nei libri e dell’anima oscura che si nasconde in lei. Un romanzo indimenticabile. In corso di pubblicazione in tutto il mondo, ha entusiasmato i lettori e ha incantato los angeles critica, diventando ben presto uno dei casi letterari più commentati della stagione. Sullo sfondo di atmosfere magiche e inquietanti, John Harding racconta una storia di misteri e bugie, di verità oscure e di speranze inattese in cui l. a. forza della lettura e dei libri forse, a volte, può persino salvare los angeles vita.

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Night of the Lightbringer (Sister Fidelma) by Peter Tremayne

By Peter Tremayne

Sister Fidelma returns in a new Celtic secret by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed writer of the second one loss of life and PENANCE OF THE DAMNED.

Ireland, advert 671. at the eve of the pagan banquet of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, find a guy murdered in an unlit pyre within the center of Cashel. He has been wearing the gowns of a religieux and killed by means of the ritualistic 'three deaths'.

When a wierd girl referred to as Brancheó seems to be in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of historic gods returning to certain revenge upon the mortal global, she is instantly branded a suspect.

But of their look for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will quickly find a darker shadow looming over the castle. for his or her research is associated with a publication stolen from the Papal mystery data that could damage the hot religion within the 5 Kingdoms...and Fidelma herself will arise opposed to mortal possibility ahead of the case is unravelled.

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In Vain by Barbara Reichmuth Geisler

By Barbara Reichmuth Geisler

In 11th-century England, Abbess Cecily hosts a dinner at Shaftesbury Abbey. one of the visitors are Cecily’s part brother, Tirel, a knight and world-weary veteran of the Crusades, Sir Baudri de Beaumont and his attractive spouse, Beatrice, and Beatrice’s look-alike sister Sophina. As minstrels, jugglers, and acrobats amuse the diners, Beatrice abruptly collapses in anguish and breathes her final. It now falls to Dame Averilla, a headstrong younger nun, Sir Tirel, and Bailiff Robert Bradshaw to enquire. the 3 needs to be certain even if against the law has certainly been dedicated, or no matter if the demise, which seems to be to were brought on by poisoned meals, used to be a dreadful coincidence. within the method, they realize that the lady who truly succumbed to the poison will possibly not were Beatrice, and that the homicide could have arisen both from jealousy and avarice one of the the Aristocracy, or was once a politically pushed outrage ordered by means of King Henry himself.

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The Rat Catchers' Olympics (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery) by Colin Cotterill

By Colin Cotterill

The boycotting of the 1980 Olympic video games in Moscow has given  the Democratic People’s Republic of Laos the opportunity they had to box their first-ever staff. It’s additionally simply this kind of chance the now retired, and accordingly very bored, ex-National Coroner of Laos, the venerable Dr. Siri Paiboun, to go to a urban he has lengthy desired to see. He simply must get the band again jointly first.

1980: The People’s Democratic Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. after all, part the area is boycotting the Moscow summer season Olympic video games to protest the Soviet Union’s contemporary invasion of Afghanistan, yet that has made room for athletes from international locations which are often too small or underfunded to be competitive—like Laos.

Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun should be retired, yet he and his spouse, Madame Daeng, might do exactly approximately whatever to have an opportunity to go to Moscow, so Siri finagles them a visit by way of getting them employed as clinical advisers to the Olympians. many of the athletes are younger and blameless village those that have by no means worn trainers, less imagined something as amazing because the Moscow Olympic Village. because the festival heats up, in spite of the fact that, Siri starts to suspect that one of many athletes isn't really who he says he's. Fearing a conspiracy, Siri and his acquaintances examine, liaising in mystery with Inspector Phosy again domestic in Laos to work out if the fellow can be an murderer. Siri’s development is derailed whilst a Lao Olympian is accused of homicide. Now in the course of a murky overseas incident, Dr. Siri needs to navigate no longer one yet paranoid executive machines to ensure justice is done.

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The Gaelic Letters: A Novel of the Almost Perfect Crime by R. Thomas Roe

By R. Thomas Roe


Quinn Parker, a retired legal professional, starts a family members historical past undertaking to profit approximately kin that his Grandfather, Jeremiah Desmond, can have left at the back of in eire whilst he fled throughout the Famine. Quinn’s mom sparks his curiosity in a single in their final conversations prior to she passes away that there have been different Desmond kinfolk that didn't depart eire in the course of the famine years. Quinn’s blameless showing kinfolk historical past venture takes a flip he might remorse whilst he discovers a packet of previous, yellowed letters written in Gaelic and kept in his mother’s basement. Quinn gets greater than he deals for whilst he gets the translations from the Irish translator. His trip trying to find solutions takes him to the family tree libraries of Georgia, Minnesota, Utah, and finally to eire the place he unearths himself embroiled within the ethno-political clash among Ulster and the Republic. As he progresses in his seek, events on either side of the Irish query see him as an expanding hazard to their pursuits. the path he's following results in the invention of solid records, fraudulent conversion of huge relatives wealth and at last to homicide. In time Quinn realizes the harmful trip he's on yet by way of then he has been drawn in too deep and tragedy awaits the ultimate outcome.

"The Gaelic Letters" was once a 2010 winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award within the Thriller/Suspense classification from the Florida Writer's Association.


R. Thomas Roe, is living alongside the sea in Florida and within the mountains of Colorado. either venues have the funds for him perfect destinations to paintings on his pastime that is writing. He has served 26 years as a pilot with the us Air strength and retired as a whole Colonel. He enjoys his institutions with a variety of USAF teams and is an avid reader and mountain biker. Col. Roe graduated from St. Thomas college and from William Mitchell university of legislation, either in St. Paul, MN.

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