Download E-books Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 5) PDF

By Carola Dunn

It's Spring 1923 and love is in bloom because the Honourable Phillip Petrie unearths himself completely smitten with pass over Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire. yet ahead of the enthusiastic suitor can pop the query, his liked is kidnapped through kidnappers.

As Gloria's distraught father starts assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists his adolescence pal, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple to aid him recuperate his lacking sweetheart. Strictly forbidden to touch the police, Daisy needs to withstand the temptation to convey her occasional collaborator Scotland Yard's Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher into the case. yet as she closes in at the abductors' rural hideway, she starts to suspect that Gloria isn't the single reasonable damsel whose existence hangs within the balance...

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Download E-books Wet Grave (Benjamin January, Book 6) PDF

By Barbara Hambly

In such beautiful novels of crime and personality as Die Upon a Kiss, offered Down the River, and A loose guy of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers throughout the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously appealing international of previous New Orleans. Now, during this new novel by way of bestselling writer Barbara Hambly, he follows a path of homicide from illicit again alleys to glittering mansions to a depressing position the place the oldest and deadliest secrets and techniques lie buried . . .

Wet Grave

It’s 1835 and the relentless glare of the overdue July solar has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. while Hesione LeGros--once a corsair’s jeweled mistress, now a raddled hag--is came across slashed to dying in a shanty at the edge of New Orleans’s so much lawless region, there are few to care. yet one in all them is Benjamin January, musician and instructor. He good recollects her blazing ebony good looks while she seemed, exquisitely gowned and convenient with a stiletto, at a demimonde dinner party years in the past.

Who would wish to kill this lady now--Hessy, they stated, might flip a trick for a bottle of rum--had a few quarrelsome “customer” determined to put off her? Or may possibly or not it's one of many sexual predators who roamed the darkish and seedy streets? Or--as Benjamin involves suspect--was her killer anyone she knew, anyone whose cautious seek of her shack indicates a cold-blooded crime? an individual whose boot left a chillingly designated print . . .

His inquiries at taverns, markets, and slave dances demonstrate little approximately “Hellfire Hessy” considering the fact that her glory days in Barataria Bay, as soon as the lair of gents pirates. Then the homicide is swept from his brain via the supply of a crate choked with contraband rifles--and another telltale boot print left through its claimant. while a homicide rapidly follows, Ben and Rose Vitrac, the girl he loves, worry the workings of a serpentine brain and a treacherous plot: one purely they could desire to thwart in time.

All too quickly they're fugitives of colour within the stormy bayous and marshes of slave-stealer kingdom, headed for smugglers’ haunts and sinister plantations, the place one fake step should be their final towards a...Wet Grave.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Man Behind the Iron Mask PDF

By John Noone

For greater than three hundred years the legend of "the guy within the iron masks" has held a spot at the degree of human enquiry and debate. From the time of his incarceration throughout the reign of Louis XIV all through to fashionable day the grim destiny of the guy condemned to reside an entire life together with his face encased in iron has encouraged, counting on the period, anger, horror, pity and fascination. the writer provides the entire recognized evidence of the prisoner's lifestyles chronologically as they've been found, including the entire myths that experience flourished, from the preposterous tales positioned approximately through his gaoler in 1669 to the recognized legend immortalized within the nineteenth century through Alexander Dumas, and on into smooth instances with the meant discovery of his skeleton in an outdated tower in Cannes in 1977. because the potential applicants, together with the dual brother of Louis XIV, the Duke of Monmouth, Richard Cromwell, Moliere, Nicholas Fouquet, an Armenian archbishop, an Italian astrologer and the mysterious Eustache Dauger, are introduced ahead of the reader's cognizance.

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Download E-books The Forgotten: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels) PDF

By Faye Kellerman

Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD murder Lt. Peter Decker, are surprised via an outrage that cuts on the subject of the non secular center in their kin. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi loss of life camp images. The alleged offender is seventeen year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich child" keen about haunting suspicions concerning the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather. Then Ernesto is located brutally murdered, with his therapist, Dr. Mervin Baldwin, at an particular nature camp that caters to moneyed, youngsters. For Decker and his spouse, unraveling the reality in the back of Ernesto's violent demise turns into extra terrifying with each one sinister twist. For deadly secrets and techniques with roots within the horrors of a previous iteration are coming to the skin, propelling Peter and Rina right into a ghastly international of ruthless mom and dad and broken youth—and towards a dismal evil and its final retribution.

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Download E-books Bullettime PDF

By Nick Mamatas


David Holbrook is a scrawny child, the sufferer of bullies, and the missed son of insane parents.

David Holbrook is the Kallis Episkopos, a vicious assassin grew to become imprisoned chief of a demise cult devoted to Eris, the Hellenic goddess of discord.

David Holbrook by no means killed a person, and lives a lonely and luckless life together with his getting older mom in a tumbledown New Jersey town.

Caught among finger and set off, David is given 3 percentages to choose his destiny as he's pressured to stay and relive all his capability existences, guided simply via the darkish knowledge present in a bottle of cough syrup.

From the writer of the moment cult vintage Move below Ground comes a myth of blood, lust, future, tuition shootings, and the opportunity to alter your future.

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Download E-books New Hope for the Dead PDF

By Charles Willeford

Miami murder detective Hoke Moseley is named to a complicated Miami local to enquire a deadly overdose. There he meets the captivating stepmother of the decedant, and starts off to ask yourself approximately courting a witness. Meanwile, he has been threatened with suspension through his bold new leader until he leaves his cherished, if squalid, suite on the El Dorado resort, and strikes downtown. With unfastened housing difficult to return by way of, Hoke is eager to discover a new position to reside. His problems are just amplified by way of an project to re-investigate fifty unsolved murders, the unforeseen arrival of his teenage daughters, and a companion suffering from an undesirable being pregnant. With few suggestions or even fewer money, he makes a decision that the suspicious and lovely stepmother of the useless junkie can be a compromised option to all of his problems.

Packed with surroundings and humor, New desire for the lifeless is a vintage homicide secret via one of many precise masters of the style. Now again in print, Charles Willeford’s journey de strength is an impossible to resist invitation to turn into conversant in one of many maximum detective characters of all time.

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Download E-books The Demon Code PDF

By Adam Blake

3 years in the past, Heather Kennedy left the Metropolitan police lower than a shadow that has her ever seeing that. Now she has been known as in to recommend on a intended housebreaking within the now-defunct British Museum studying room. Kennedy quickly establishes that instead of scouse borrow whatever, anyone has damaged into the stacks so as to photo pages from books approximately Johann Toller, a crazed prophet of seventeenth century Europe. Toller believed that the tip of days used to be to hand, and he made a couple of prophecies on the subject of the Apocalypse and the occasions that may precede it. None of them got here actual.

Until now.

One after one other, the gruesome symptoms and wonders Toller envisioned come to move, regardless of how not likely they appear. The river Rhine runs shiny pink, the towers of London bow to kiss the floor, and an angel with a fiery sword is visible over Jerusalem. With the aid of a nineteen-year-old lady from a secretive tribe and ex-mercenary Leo Tillman, Kennedy needs to paintings to forestall the subsequent prophecy coming real - the destruction of an unnamed city...

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Download E-books Decked with Folly (A Special Pennyfoot Hotel Myst) PDF

By Kate Kingsbury

Make room for homicide with the entire trimmings...

The Pennyfoot lodge is decked out in vacation type, but if considered one of Cecily's candlesticks disappears, she realizes a person is missing in Christmas spirit. nonetheless, petty thievery turns out the least of her difficulties whilst she learns a former worker has been chanced on useless in her duck pond. He hasn't labored on the Pennyfoot in years, yet his ex-wife remains to be their head maid-and now she heads the naughty record of suspects.

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Download E-books A Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye Mysteries, No. 8) PDF

By Victoria Laurie

Professional psychic Abigail Cooper is set to find that a few chilly instances are dead...

because the FBI's most modern Civilian Profiler, Abby Cooper is utilizing her powers of instinct to aid clear up a backlog of the bureau's chilly situations. but if she's the single one who is confident that numerous separate chilly instances are comparable, she'll need to name on each intuitive bone in her physique sooner than she's the single wear ice...

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