The Rose and the Yew Tree

A newly reissued variation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Mary Westmacott’ novel, against the law of the guts novel approximately love and soreness around the type divide.

Everyone anticipated Isabella Charteris, appealing, sheltered and aristocratic, to marry her cousin Rupert whilst he got here again from the warfare. it's going to were this kind of compatible marriage. How unusual then that John Gabriel, an bold and ruthless struggle hero, may still seem in her lifestyles. For Isabella, the cost of love may suggest leaving behind her desires of domestic and happiness endlessly. For Gabriel, it'll ruin his likelihood of a profession and all his ambitions…

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Feuding, Conflict and Banditry in Nineteenth-Century Corsica

By Stephen Wilson

Corsica is linked in lots of people's minds with vendetta and banditry, yet those phenomena haven't been studied systematically. utilizing bills by way of viewers and officers and especially judicial documents, this publication presents this sort of learn for the 19th century. bills of particular feuds lasting over many generations are given, together with that which impressed Mérimée's Colomba, and the complete phenomenon is decided in its right context of pageant for scarce fabric assets and tool in a conventional agro-pastoral society. Attitudes to dying and the useless are tested, and show a divergence among neighborhood perform and trust and legit Christianity, and the endurance of the suggestion that the spirit of the slain calls for to be placated with blood. A normal subject matter is the impression upon an remoted conventional society, and its process of sanctions, of incorporation right into a sleek kingdom with courts and police.

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Badger's Moon (Sister Fidelma)

By Peter Tremayne

A chain of bad murders has introduced terror to the dominion of Muman. The sufferers, all younger ladies, have been slaughtered with unspeakable violence at the nights of 3 consecutive complete moons. Suspicion falls on 3 darkish strangers from the far away land of Aksum (Ethiopia), who're site visitors on the Abbey of Finbarr. A panic-stricken mob assaults the abbey, leaving the spiritual in worry for his or her lives. Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are known as in to revive order and locate the killer, however it quickly turns into transparent that the 3 mysterious strangers are hiding a depressing mystery. And what in regards to the getting old Laig, a hermit-like apothecary, who's identified to have suggested all 3 sufferers concerning the magic and gear of the moon; what sinister truths are hidden in his darkish forest living? As Fidelma struggles to fix her faltering dating with Eadulf, can she discover the reality ahead of the killer moves back at the subsequent evening of the complete moon?

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The Gilded Seal (Tom Kirk Series)

By James Twining

It takes a thief to capture a killer . . .

Once one of many world's top-rated artwork thieves, Tom Kirk now operates at the different aspect of the legislation. yet a grisly discovery on the website of the brazen robbery of a Da Vinci painting—a crime that bears the unmistakable hallmark of an outdated nemesis—entangles him in a deadly weave of a secret that blankets the globe . . . and reaches again via thousands of years of ecu history.

In Spain, a chum, a grasp forger, suffers a brutal, bad death—while in big apple the homicide of a in demand legal professional drags FBI agent Jennifer Browne into the murky global of top of the range paintings forgery and the rotten middle of the worldwide public sale company. And for Kirk, vengeance may perhaps require him to pass the road as soon as more—to discover the devastating secrets and techniques hidden within the writings of a power-mad emperor . . . and at the back of the main well-known smile within the world.

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Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

By Peter Lance

In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative reporter Peter Lance attracts on 3 many years of once-secret FBI documents to inform the definitive tale of Greg Scarpa Sr., a Mafia capo who “stopped counting” after fifty murders, whereas secretly betraying the Colombo crime relatives as a most sensible Echelon FBI informant.

Lance lines Scarpa’s shadowy dating with the FBI the entire as far back as 1960, while his debriefings went immediately to J. Edgar Hoover. In forty-two years of homicide and racketeering, Scarpa served purely thirty days in prison due to his mystery courting with the Feds.
 
This is the untold tale that may rewrite Mafia heritage as we all know it —a page-turning paintings of journalism that reads like a Scorsese movie. Deal with the Devil comprises greater than a hundred thirty illustrations, crime scene pictures, and never-before-seen FBI documents.

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Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery

By Walter Mosley

"The most up-to-date of the nice fictional detectives" (Boston Globe) from the New York Times bestselling writer of the straightforward Rawlins novels.

while ny inner most eye Leonid McGill is employed to examine up on a susceptible younger girl, all he discovers is a bloody crime scene-and the lady long past lacking. His customer does not wish her came upon. the explanation will placed every little thing McGill cherishes in harm's approach: his family members, his pals, and his very soul.

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Dead Simple (Roy Grace)

By Peter James

It was once intended to be a risk free stag-night prank. a couple of hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared and his buddies are useless. With simply 3 days to the marriage, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace—a guy haunted by means of the shadow of his personal lacking wife—is contacted by means of Michael's attractive, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the single guy who should recognize Michael Harrison's whereabouts is announcing not anything. yet then he has much more to achieve than an individual realizes, For one man's catastrophe is one other man's fortune.

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Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel

By Elizabeth George

#1 ny Times bestselling writer of A dinner party of Consequences Elizabeth George provides one other masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley sequence: a gripping child-in-danger tale that checks Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as by no means before.

Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her buddy Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by way of her mom, and Barbara can’t quite aid. Azhar has no criminal claim.

Just while Azhar is starting to settle for his soul-crushing loss, he will get extra stunning information: Hadiyyah has been abducted from an Italian industry. As either Barbara and her companion, Inspector Thomas Lynley, quickly detect, the case is way extra advanced than a regular kidnapping, revealing secrets and techniques which could have far-reaching results open air of the research. With either her task and the lifetime of a bit lady at the line, Barbara needs to come to a decision what concerns such a lot and the way a long way she’s prepared to visit safeguard it.

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The Dogs of Riga

By Henning Mankell

Moment within the Kurt Wallander series.

On the Swedish sea coast, our bodies, sufferers of grisly torture and chilly execution, are chanced on in a existence raft. without witnesses, no factors, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is pissed off and unsure he has the power to unravel a case as mysterious because it is heinous. yet after the sufferers are traced to the Baltic nation of Latvia, a rustic gripped by way of the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, significant Liepa of the Riga police takes over the research. pondering his paintings performed, Wallander slips into regimen once again, until eventually all at once, he's referred to as to Riga and plunged into an alien global the place shadows are in all places, every thing is watched, and previous regimes will do something to stick alive.

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A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway Mystery)

By Elly Griffiths

A loss of life Fall, like any of Griffiths’ paintings, combines an interesting plot with well-drawn characters—topped by way of the ever-fascinating Ruth—and a willing feel of position and background. Connoisseurs of considerate suspense will enjoy its many pleasures.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

When Ruth Galloway learns that her previous college pal Dan Golding has died in a home hearth, she is surprised and saddened. but if she gets a letter that Dan had written earlier than he died, her unhappiness turns to suspicion.

The letter tells of a very good archaeological discovery, yet Dan additionally says that he's scared for his existence. was once Dan’s demise associated with his locate? the one clue is his point out of the Raven King, an old identify for King Arthur.

When she arrives in Lancashire, Ruth discovers that the bones exhibit a stunning truth approximately King Arthur—and that the bones have mysteriously vanished. The case attracts in DCI Nelson, decided to guard Ruth and their eighteen-month-old daughter, Kate. yet somebody is keen to kill to hold the bones a mystery, and it truly is commencing to glance as though not anyone is secure.

"Another gem jam-packed with offbeat, well-developed characters and a unusual, demanding mystery."—Kirkus

“As with all Ruth Galloway mysteries, the appliance of forensic archaeology is fascinating . . . readers are in for a truly stable time with this flesh-and-blood bone expert."—Booklist, starred

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