Strip Jack (Inspector Rebus, No. 4) (Inspector Rebus Novels)

By Ian Rankin

Gregor Jack has all of it: younger, filthy rich, and captivating, he is a hugely revered member of Parliament, with a appealing wife--and a closet bursting with skeletons. while he is stuck in a police raid on an Edinburgh brothel, his apartment of playing cards starts to topple. input Detective John Rebus: he smells a set-up. whilst Jack's flamboyant spouse Elizabeth disappears, Rebus uncovers a full-house of orgies, drunken events, an incestuous "Pack" of deceitful chums...and finally Elizabeth's badly overwhelmed physique. Now Rebus is on a brand new quest--to discover a killer who holds all of the playing cards.

Strip Jack is a stellar access in Ian Rankin's sequence, which The manhattan occasions calls "A more advantageous series."

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Flesh and Blood (Alex Delaware, No. 15)

By Jonathan Kellerman

Perennial bestseller and said grasp of the mental mystery, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and noteworthy Alex Delaware novel a few and elusive younger lady whose brutal homicide forces the bright psychologist-detective to confront his personal fallibility.

Lauren Teague is a gorgeous, defiant, borderline-delinquent youngster while her mom and dad deliver her to Alex Delaware's place of work. yet for all Alex's ability and energy, Lauren resists—angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of many inevitable mess ups of a hard occupation. yet years later, whilst Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured leisure, either general practitioner and sufferer are sticken with disgrace. And the final word horror happens whilst, quickly after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is located dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the recommendation of his depended on buddy, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his dating with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, so that it will pursue Lauren's assassin. As he investigates his younger patient's bothered prior, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe mental experimentation and the intercourse undefined, after which into mortal risk whilst lust and large funds collide in Southern California.

Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a pushed man's own quest, breathtaking in its inventive plot, packed with unforgettable characters, and crowned off via a terrifying climax. this can be suspense fiction at its finest.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Good Girl, Bad Girl (Alex Novalis Series)

By Christopher Finch

In might of 1968, ny urban is broke and at the skids, and personal eye Alex Novalis is tough up for gigs. So while he's provided a case from filthy rich development multi-millionaire Gabriel Kravitz, he can't refuse. Kravitz's eighteen-year-old daughter Lydia has long gone lacking. notwithstanding she's presumed to be with Jerry Pedrosian, the unconventional middle-aged artist and recognized womanizer she'd been snoozing with, there are few clues. info is difficult to come back by way of; everyone is hiding anything. after which there's Andrea Marshall, Lydia's miniskirted and vinyl-booted ally, who Novalis is deeply distrustful of and regrettably drawn to. yet as Novalis traverses town, monitoring Lydia from scummy artists' lofts in pre-gentrified SoHo to luxurious penthouses overlooking imperative Park, he'll face threats deadlier than any he signed on for. shrewdpermanent and complex, strong woman, undesirable lady presents an extraordinary, interesting photo of past due Nineteen Sixties ny urban, a glimpse into the forbidden intercourse, politics, paintings, medicines, and counterculture violence that ran rampant in its as soon as gloriously gritty streets.

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The Redneck Detective Agency (The Redneck Detective Agency Mystery Series, Book 1)

By Phillip Quinn Morris

The name turns out to assert all of it approximately this comedian private-eye secret set on Alabama’s Mussel River. yet now not rather. The Redneck Detective corporation isn’t a detective service provider in any respect (later it fulfills its personal destiny). And its owner, fifty-five yr outdated Rusty Clay, asserts he's no redneck. His previous pal and new lover, Gloria Davenport, begs to vary. Rusty has married and divorced an analogous lady thrice, makes his personal whiskey and dynamite, and as a child grabbled (catch with one’s naked palms) a catfish more than his personal bodyweight. “Isn’t that redneck adequate for you?” Gloria argues.

When Rusty is accosted by way of a mysterious guy with 5 thousand funds in money to determine who stole his 200 fourteen pound catfish, the tale starts off. problems come up whilst information of the massive man’s loss of life seems to be within the neighborhood paper. Rusty estimates himself to be final individual to determine this wealthy proprietor of a catfish eating place chain alive.

If that’s no longer advanced adequate, the doctor fiancée of Rusty’s ex-wife is blown up in a vintage two-seater Mercedes. Rusty is familiar with he has to stick out of penal complex lengthy adequate to determine who weighs in a 2 hundred fourteen pound catfish on the annual catfish grabbling rodeo on Mussel River—because that's the genuine a number of assassin, Rusty is bound.

Always humorous, and regardless of how wild this journey will be, we will be able to all see a bit of ourselves in Rusty as he also needs to face life’s hardships and disappointments that everybody needs to take care of one time or one other.

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De Vierde Gestalte (Van In, Book 4)

By Pieter Aspe

In al zijn duivelse boosheid pleegt devil zich in vier gestaltes te manifesteren: hij verleidt, hij misleidt, hij manipuleert en hij bedriegt. De goddeloze en mysterieuze Venex is de incarnatie van devil op aarde; hij is een geboren bedrieger, die er alles voor over heeft om zijn eeuwige honger naar macht en geld te stillen. Venex heeft allang gezien dat in ons tijdsgewricht onderwerpen als satanisme en esoterie op een ruime publieke belangstelling kunnen rekenen. In zijn mercantiele geest is het plan gerijpt om munt te slaan uit naïeve geloof in de nakende komst van de antichrist.

In een sloot bij een flatgebouw wordt op een dag het lijk gevonden van de jonge kalligrafe Trui Andries. Het onderzoek wijst uit dat Trui niet verdronken is, maar vergiftigd werd met een uiterst zeldzaam product dat, als het op de juiste wijze wordt toegediend, geen sporen achterlaat.
Bij zijn onderzoek naar de verdachte dood van deze jonge vrouw krijgt commissaris Pieter Van In lucht van een ingenieus en ultiem plan, dat door Venex is beraamd. Van In wil aan zijn gevaarlijke praktijken een eind maken. Voor Venex heiligt het doel echter de middelen. Hij wil slagen in zijn boze opzet, en daar heeft hij alles en iedereen voor veil...

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And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

By Jack Kerouac

The mythical novel whose precise occasions encouraged the movie KILL YOUR DARLINGS

In the summer season of 1944, a stunning homicide rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, either nonetheless unknown, we encouraged via the crime to collaborate on a unique, a hard-boiled story of bohemian ny in the course of global conflict II, packed with medicinal drugs and artwork, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their very own lives. eventually released after greater than sixty years, this can be a eye-catching learn, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and paintings of 2 of the 20 th century’s so much influential writers.

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Bländverk (Alex King, Book 1)

By Thomas Erikson

Sorlet från femhundra deltagare fyller den stora konferenslokalen där Alex King snart ska inleda sitt föredrag. Någonstans högt uppe lower than taket ställs ett kikarsikte in och nedräkningen börjar.

Inom loppet av en vecka skjuts två affärsmän until eventually döds i Stockholm. Båda två utsätts för utpressning innan de kallblodigt och offentligt avrättas, av en mördare som inte gör några misstag.

Beteendevetaren Alex King kallas in som vittne, males blir snart inblandad i utredningen. Tillsammans med kriminalkommissarie Gabriel Hellmark och inspektör Nina Mander försöker han lägga pussel av de få ledtrådar mördaren har lämnat efter sig. Allt pekar på att de har att göra med en helt big apple aktör i den undre världen.

Samtidigt sliter Gabriels bror, journalisten Fredric Hellmark, med ett uppdrag som alltmer glider honom ur händerna. Ingenting är vad det verkar vara och den anonyma uppdragsgivaren skyggar inte för några metoder för att få jobbet gjort i tid. När Fredrics familj blir hotad drivs situationen until eventually sin spets. Det är försent att dra sig ur, och nu kämpar Fredric för sitt och familjens liv - mot en time limit som närmar sig allt snabbare.

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Kindred in Death

By J. D. Robb

In 2060, Lieutenant Eve Dallas searches the backstreets of recent York urban for a dastardly and despicable felony within the latest novel through number one New York Times bestselling writer J.D. Robb.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Series)

By Stieg Larsson

The woman within the Spider’s Web, the recent booklet within the Millennium sequence, is offered now!

In the 3rd quantity of the Millennium sequence, Lisbeth Salander lies in severe in a Swedish sanatorium, a bullet in her head.

But she's scuffling with for her existence in additional methods than one: if and while she recovers, she'll stand trial for 3 murders. With the aid of Mikael Blomkvist, she'll have to determine these in authority who've allowed the weak, like herself, to endure abuse and violence. And, on her personal, she'll search revenge--against the fellow who attempted to killer her and opposed to the corrupt executive associations that just about destroyed her life.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Table 21

By T. Rafael Cimino

Each eating place Has An Owner's Table...This One Runs the town.

It's ny urban, December 1999. As one millennium ends and one other starts, an erratic chain of occasions unfolds that can swap the face of the Italian mafia ceaselessly. within the turmoil, a vacuum is created whilst one kinfolk falls and an remarkable void of energy and fight for keep watch over of the underworld ensues.
Roman Sabarese is the landlord of Evangeline's, the most popular eating place in Tribeca; he additionally has the adoration of an A-list tv superstar. After a tawdry conceal tale in a well-liked star tabloid, the highlight illuminates the truth that Roman is the son of an indicted mob kingpin and the presumptive inheritor to his father's substantial felony firm that instructions the Tri-state area.
Zoë Greene is younger, appealing and having fun with rave reports in her function at the Prosecutor, a primetime community tv sequence. whereas on hiatus from her exhibit for the hot yr vacation, she visits the eating place the place she labored her method via collage. After a short dinner together with her good friend Roman in the course of the frantic vacation crowd at Evangeline's, she vanishes and not using a trace.
Captain Stanley Fitzgerald is the adorned head of NYPD's 1st Precinct in decrease big apple. His arms are complete with the approaching New Year's Eve party, a private conflict with renal melanoma and the trials of police existence. while an previous good friend looks in his workplace to invite for assist in finding the lacking starlet, he's greater than reluctant.
As the clock ticks and useful time runs out, the town is became the other way up in a determined try and locate that that is misplaced and resolution questions which were a secret for over a iteration. in any case, secrets and techniques could be printed, alliances may be solid, and friendships should be betrayed. desk 21 may have you guessing to the final web page approximately who will reside to work out the hot millennium and who won't.

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