Escape from Smyrna by Charles Gates

By Charles Gates

Break out from Smyrna, a secret novel set in Turkey and Greece, unveils the intertwining histories of 3 households, Anglo-American, Turkish, and Greek, certain jointly through an old necklace that incites violence but has powers of therapeutic and redemption. it truly is 1982. 4 Swiss hippies thieve a gold locket from a chapel on a barren Greek island. quickly after, it seems that on the market in Istanbul's coated Bazaar. Oran Crossmoor, an athletic 26-year-old American, buys the locket, spotting it as a part of a misplaced relatives heirloom, a necklace of 4 medieval reliquaries. while he exhibits it to Leyla Aslanoglu, a wealthy, witty octogenarian pal of his mom, she claims it as treasure of her family members. yet neither Oran nor Leyla has any concept that the reply to their clash over the necklace lies in a dramatic get away from Smyrna many years earlier...

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The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle

YEARS in the past, A P.I. OUT OF CHICAGO
BROUGHT JUSTICE TO a grimy city.
A sawed-off shotgun blast to the face leaves one guy dead--and unearths a mystery that has pursued one other throughout an ocean and set the world's so much ruthless legal on his path. the guy wishes the aid of an excellent detective...but may possibly even Sherlock Holmes retailer him now?

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The Goodbye Look (Lew Archer Series, Book 15) by Ross MacDonald

By Ross MacDonald

In The see you later Look, Lew Archer is employed to enquire a housebreaking on the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers. The best suspect, their son Nick, has a expertise for disappearing, and the Chalmerses are a kinfolk with funds and stories to burn. As Archer zeros in on Nick, he discovers a bothered blonde, a stash of wartime letters, a mysterious hobo. Then a stiff turns up in a vehicle on an empty seashore. And Nick turns up with a Colt .45. In The see you later Look, Ross Macdonald delves into the area of the wealthy and the stricken and divulges that the prior has a perilous method of catching as much as the present.

If any author could be stated to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it truly is Ross Macdonald. among the overdue Nineteen Forties and his dying in 1983, he gave the yank crime novel a mental intensity and ethical complexity that his pre-decessors had in basic terms hinted at. And within the personality of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the personal eye as a roving sense of right and wrong who walks the treacherous frontier among felony guilt and human sin.

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The Underground Man (Lew Archer Series, Book 16) by Ross MacDonald

By Ross MacDonald

As a mysterious fireplace rages through the hills above a privileged city in Southern California, Archer tracks a lacking baby who could be the pawn in a marital fight or the sufferer of a weird and wonderful kidnapping.  What he uncovers amid the ashes is murder—and a path of explanations as flamable as gasoline.  The Underground guy is a detective novel of cruel suspense and tragic intensity, with an unfaltering perception into the ethical ambiguities on the middle of California's model of the yankee dream.

If any author should be stated to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler, it was once Ross Macdonald.  among the overdue Forties and his dying in 1983, he gave the yankee crime novel a mental intensity and ethical complexity that his predecessors had basically hinted at.  And within the personality of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the non-public eye as a roving moral sense who walks the treacherous frontier among felony guilt and human sin.

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Sacrifice (Burke Series, Book 6) by Andrew Vachss

By Andrew Vachss

What--or who--could flip a talented little boy right into a murderous factor that calls itself "Satan's Child"? looking for a solution, a guy named Burke travels from a festering welfare resort to a neat body condo the place a voodoo priestess presides over a congregation of assassins. For this vigilante and unlicensed inner most eye has made it his enterprise to safeguard the small sufferers whom the legislations has failed--even a toddler who has been made right into a killer.

Gripping and chillingly familiar with the mechanisms of evil, Sacrifice is a mystery of savage authority from the most effective crime writers of our new release.

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A Three-Pipe Problem by Julian Symons

By Julian Symons

Small-time actor, Sheridan Haynes, had a slightly dangerous preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. So while the opportunity got here for him to play the well-known detective in a television sequence, it appeared his goals had come real. And while London used to be tormented by a sequence of unsolved murders, good it appeared simply traditional for him to take his position into actual lifestyles. was once this a case of a laughable and inaccurate actor, or used to be Sheridan truly directly to whatever?

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Line of Fire (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 16) by Franklin W. Dixon

By Franklin W. Dixon

A watch for a watch is a toxic proposition.

Frank and Joe tackle the case of Denny Payson, a pal who suspects that his father was once murdered in a chemical plant fireplace 5 years in the past. Lucius Cromwell, proprietor of the plant, has treated Denny and his mom because the coincidence, yet Denny is confident that the fireplace used to be a cover-up for the factory's soiled secret.

Now Cromwell is working for public place of work, and Denny, knowledgeable activities marksman, is decided to have his revenge. not anything Frank and Joe say can persuade him to renounce his murderous plan. yet one other crack marksman -- successful guy -- is after Denny. Can the Hardy's keep Denny sooner than he activates them.

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Something Rotten (Thursday Next, Book 4) by Jasper Fforde

By Jasper Fforde

The fourth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York instances bestselling sequence follows literary detective Thursday subsequent on one other experience in her exchange truth of literature-obsessed England

the recognition of Jasper Fforde’s specific sequence of genre-bending mix of crime fiction, myth, and top-drawer literary leisure builds with each one new booklet. Now within the fourth installment, the creative literary detective Thursday subsequent returns to Swindon from the BookWorld followed by way of her son Friday and none except the dithering Hamlet. yet returning to SpecOps isn't any snap—as outlaw fictioner Yorrick Kaine plots for absolute strength, the go back of Swindon’s customer saint foretells doom, and, if that isn’t undesirable sufficient, The Merry other halves of Windsor is turning into entangled with Hamlet. Can Thursday discover a Shakespeare clone to prevent this adverse takeover? Can she vanquish Kaine and stop the area from plunging into warfare? and should she ever locate trustworthy baby care? discover during this absolutely unique, action-packed romp, bound to be one other escapist thrill for Jasper Fforde’s legions of enthusiasts. Thursday’s zany investigations proceed with First between Sequels. search for the 5 different bestselling Thursday subsequent novels, together with One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Fforde’s most modern bestseller, The girl Who Died A Lot. stopover at for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

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The Hansa Protocol by Norman Russell

By Norman Russell

Within the sour january of 1893, the German peace crusader Dr Otto Seligmann is blown to items within the Belvedere, his backyard library at Chelsea. Detective Inspector field and Sergeant Knollys interview Seligmann's affiliate, count number Cernzy, who unearths that Britain is infested via brokers of the German conflict occasion. within the fog-shrouded backyard of Seligmann's condo, field encounters Colonel Kershaw, the artful yet sinister head of mystery intelligence, who enlists his reduction to go looking for Seligmann's condo, field eventually discovers the key of the Hansa Protocol, and the real goal of the Belvedere explosion. The project results in a determined disagreement on which the nation's destiny will rely.

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