The Secret of Willow Castle - A Historical Gothic Romance Novel

By Nathaniel Burns

While Rebecca Lennox gets a suggestion from Sir Montague Chastain, she welcomes the opportunity to flee from poverty - yet her new house is a maze of darkish secrets and techniques, and temptation beckons within the type of her husband’s cousin Mervyn.

As she battles opposed to her forbidden ardour and Sir Montague’s unusual machinations, Rebecca realises that her simply desire for survival is to release the secrets and techniques of Willow Castle…

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The Case of the Missing Servant: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (A Vish Puri Mystery)

By Tarquin Hall

The 1st in a detective sequence that “immediately joins the No. 1 girls’ Detective organization as representing the simplest in foreign cozies” (Booklist, starred review).

Meet Vish Puri, India’s so much inner most investigator. Portly, continual, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a made up our minds swath via glossy India’s swindlers, cheats, and murderers.

In scorching and dusty Delhi, the place name facilities and department shops are altering the traditional textile of Indian existence, Puri’s major paintings comes from screening potential marriage companions, a task as soon as the protect of aunties and relations clergymen. but if a decent public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri’s assets to enquire. along with his staff of undercover operatives—Tubelight, Flush, and Facecream—Puri combines sleek innovations with rules of detection tested in India greater than thousand years in the past, and divulges smooth India in all its seething complexity.

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The Brass Monkey

By Harry Whittington

The Brass Monkey!

Symbol of what evil used to be this leering, glittering little gibbon? What connection had it with the homicide of Herb Baldwin? Why did it strike worry into grotesque previous Hattie Contona? Why used to be it hunted by way of the sadistic Lieut. Mosani?

How did it determine into the violent loss of life of lovely and luscious little Ona Kalani? How did it suggest either lifestyles and dying to the incomparable, the thoroughly seductive Lanai Okazi, golden goddess of the flesh?

Jim Patterson, a personal eye at conflict with the area, discovered the brass monkey—and used his lifestyles as bait to seize its mystery! yet this was once now not the tip, for past lay a mystery inside a secret—one extra vicious, extra vindictive than homicide itself!

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A Christmas Grace: A Novel

By Anne Perry

Whilst the season brings a sit back, not anything warms the center or elevates the spirits like a brand new novel through Anne Perry, whom the Chicago Sun-Times calls “the such a lot adroit sleight-of-hand practitioner in view that Agatha Christe.” Perry’s presents are on complete reveal in A Christmas Grace–a hope-filled story of forgiveness that's wealthy with secret and intrigue.

With Christmas simply round the nook, Thomas Pitt’s sister-in-law, Emily Radley, is by surprise known as from London to be along with her loss of life aunt. Leaving her husband and young children at the back of, Emily makes the lengthy trip to an all-but-forgotten city within the county of Connemara, at the western coast of eire. She quickly discovers tragic legacy haunts the as soon as closeknit group.

Violent storms ravage the coast and preserve alive painful thoughts of an unsolved homicide and unsettling fears killer should stay one of the citizens of the lonely Irish city. made up our minds to lighten her aunt’s center and support the neighborhood, Emily units out to unmask the wrongdoer. while a lone shipwreck survivor washes up onshore, he brings with him not just the most important to fixing the poor crime however the chance for the townspeople to make peace with the past–and with each other.

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Nineteen Seventy-Four: The Red Riding Quartet, Book One (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By David Peace

The 1st installment of David Peace's electrifying crimson using Quartet vividly brings to existence a gritty, harmful operating category urban stricken by a sequence of brutal murders. Nineteen Seventy-Four follows Eddie Dunford, the newly minted crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Post. His first tale is set Clare Kemplay, a tender lady lately chanced on brutally murdered. whereas the police division and different crime newshounds on the newspaper think it truly is an remoted incident, Eddie reveals a development among Clare's disappearance and people of different ladies from many years prior. regardless of his larger judgment, and opposed to the recommendation of others, he starts off to dig deep. What he reveals is a nightmare of corruption, violence, blackmail, and obsession that eventually ends up in a surprising, explosive end.

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Clutch of Constables: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #25 (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn)

We do love a guy in a uniform, however the "Constables" in query aren't policemen yet paintings—the landscapes, in particular, of the 19th-century painter John Constable. Agatha Troy (the artist spouse, you’ll consider, of Inspector Alleyn) has a distinct fondness for Constable’s paintings, so she jumps on the likelihood to take a river-cruise via "Constable nation" within the east of britain. Her enthusiasm dims a bit whilst it turns into transparent that the price ticket turned to be had on the final minute simply simply because a prior passenger was once murdered in his cabin—and murdered, it kind of feels, by way of a infamous overseas felony often called the "Jampot." (How we lengthy for the times while infamous overseas criminals had particularly lovable names.)

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El ojo de jade (Nuevos Tiempos)

By Diane Wei Liang

L. a. moderna y emprendedora Mei acaba de abrir una agencia privada de detectives en pleno corazon de Pekin. Esta mujer joven es un simbolo evidente del gran cambio cultural y economico que esta viviendo China. Al volante de su Mitsubishi rojo, y con un hombre como secretario, Mei esta preparada para su nuevo trabajo. Cuando un cliente le pide que encuentre un valioso jade de l. a. dinastia Han sustraido de un museo en plena Revolucion Cultural, Mei se vera obligada a profundizar en ese oscuro periodo de l. a. historia de China. l. a. investigacion de Mei revela una trama que tiene mucha mas relacion con el pasado y l. a. historia de su propia familia de lo que podria haber esperado. Esto los angeles llevara a l. a. trastienda de Pekin y a un secreto tan bien guardado que, desenterrarlo, amenazara con destruir lo que Mei consideraba sagrado...

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Disney at Dawn (Kingdom Keepers, Book 2)

By Ridley Pearson

It's presupposed to be a cheerful day on the Magic Kingdom—the go back of the teenaged holographic hosts. yet issues cross very unsuitable while a surprising lightning hurricane disrupts the party, and Amanda's mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. the one clue is the sighting of a wild monkey within the Magic state in the course of the storm. The secret deepens as Finn is contacted through Wayne, an outdated guy he hasn't heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there's difficulty on the Animal country: the evil Overtakers have won keep an eye on of 1 of the pc servers that might be used to function sunlight Holographic Imaging there. that implies that if any of the holographic hosts doze off, they are going to cross into comas—permanently.

Filled with motion and brimming with an analogous meticulous element as The state Keepers: Disney After Dark, this moment ebook within the series—The upward thrust of Chernabog—is the results of hands-on study behind the curtain at Disney’s Animal country Park. younger and older readers alike gets a glimpse right into a moment Disney state. The wild rides have merely simply began; and the clock is ticking. How lengthy can the kids maintain themselves wide awake of their quest to discover their friend—and what occurs in the event that they fail?

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Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales

"It's not only Murakami but in addition the shadow of Borges that hovers over this enchanting e-book… [and] one may well realize a mild bow to the yankee macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands at the shoulders of giants, as one other announcing is going. yet this assortment could linger on your brain ― it does in mine ― as a scrumptious, confusing, soaking up and someway singular experience." ―Alan Cheuse, NPR
Sinister forces collide---and unite a bunch of determined characters---in this eerie cycle of interwoven stories from Yoko Ogawa, the seriously acclaimed writer of The Housekeeper and the Professor.

An aspiring author strikes right into a new condo and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. in different places, an finished physician is approached by way of a cabaret singer, whose attractive visual appeal belies the ugly of her middle. And whereas the surgeon's jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy additionally stirs within the soul of a lonely craftsman. hope meets with impulse and erupts, attracting the eye of the surgeon's neighbor---who is attracted to a decaying place of dwelling that's now domestic to tools of human torture. Murderers and mourners, moms and youngsters, enthusiasts and blameless bystanders---their fates converge in an ominous and darkly attractive web.

Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a grasp category within the macabre that may hang-out you to the final web page.

An NPR most sensible publication of 2013

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Another, Volume 2

By Yukito Ayatsuji

Precis of the 1st book:

In the spring of 1998, Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North center college. at school, he develops a feeling of unease as he notices that the folks round him act like they're strolling on eggshells, and scholars and lecturers alike appear fearful. As a sequence of awful deaths start to spread round him, he involves observe that he has been put within the cursed classification three during which the coed physique head count number is usually yet one more than anticipated. type three is haunted by way of a vengeful spirit answerable for ugly deaths on the way to fulfill its spite. to prevent the vicious cycle gripping his new institution, Kouichi makes a decision to unravel the curse, yet is he ready for the horror that lies ahead...?

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