Offer of Proof by Robert Heilbrun

By Robert Heilbrun

A stunning businesswoman is robbedand murdered. along with her final breath, she identifies her assailant. Or does she?Damon Tucker, a tender child from Harlem, is instantly charged with the homicide. He keeps his innocence from the start regardless of a few exceedingly damning facts. quickly the single individual status among Damon and a potential dying sentence is his public defender, Arch Gold, a tricky court docket veteran who understands each movement within the video game of legal justice in big apple urban. yet to that end Gold speedy discovers that not anything is what it kind of feels and the principles of facts do not consistently follow. this can be a case he cannot win.Through Gold's eyes, we meet an unforgettable forged of characters on either side of the legislations: a pass judgement on who smiles at each person yet favors the loss of life penalty; an outdated bookie who is attempting to continue the govt from seizing his IRAs; a tender stripper with an important mouth; and a stick-up artist who wishes an afternoon task. each one has a stunning position to play as Gold faces the most important problem of his occupation, risking his attractiveness -- and his lifestyles -- to discover the truth.With greater than a decade of expertise as a public defender, Robert Heilbrun is in detail acquainted with the workings of the legal justice process, inside and out the court docket. In provide of facts, Heilbrun places his felony services to take advantage of during this wonderful and fantastically written mystery with a stunning twist.

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Sins of the Fathers (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries, No. by Ruth Rendell

By Ruth Rendell

It used to be a brutal, vicious crime -- 16 years outdated. A helpless previous girl battered to demise with an awl. Harry Painter hung for it, and leader Inspector Wexford is sure they carried out the suitable guy. yet Reverend Archery has doubts . . . simply because his son desires to marry the murderer's attractive, remarkable daughter. He starts off unravelling the earlier, basically to find that homicide breeds homicide -- and infrequently conceals even deeper secrets and techniques . . .

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My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

By Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Long-buried secrets and techniques cross hand in hand with modern day homicide during this moment mystery that includes legal professional Th?ra Gudmundsd?ttir from Iceland's queen of crime fiction whilst the physique of a tender woman—badly crushed and with pins inserted into her feet—is came across at a brand new Age wellbeing and fitness hotel in a renovated farmhouse, attorney and unmarried mom of 2 Th?ra Gudmundsd?ttir is termed upon to symbolize the manager suspect, the resort's proprietor. yet upon her arrival she encounters greater than a clean corpse—local legend has it that the hotel, situated within the mystical area of Sn?fellsnes on Iceland's west coast, is haunted. in the beginning Th?ra dismisses the claims as not anything greater than delusion and superstition, yet even she cannot clarify the weird occurrences she witnesses in her look for solutions. As Th?ra digs deeper into the farm's previous, she discovers long-buried details at the property's demanding historical past, and her once-solid view of fact starts off to waver. Are the hauntings actual, or simply a case of folklore long gone wild? And, extra vital, does the farm's eerie earlier have whatever to do with the homicide? while one other physique is discovered—looking greatly just like the first—Th?ra is pressured to place apart her doubts and confront the horrors of the current sooner than a twisted killer moves back. With its convinced plotting, chilling surroundings, and shrewdpermanent, compelling heroine, My Soul to Take confirms Yrsa Sigurdard?ttir as a brand new maven of mysteries.

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Affair of the Thirty-nine Cufflinks by James Anderson

By James Anderson

After which there have been 8 - Understandably, Lord Burford had a few misgivings approximately web hosting one other apartment get together at Alderley, his appealing nation mansion. in any case, the former might at top be defined as disastrous. yet with kin vacationing down for a relative's funeral, the Earl fairly had no selection yet to supply them lodging. It did not take lengthy for issues to begin going flawed. one of many site visitors claimed she had wisdom that will wreck the others' reputations, yet fortunately no one took her heavily sufficient to take offence. a minimum of, that is what they inspiration up until eventually her physique was once came upon.

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Motor Mouth (Alex Barnaby Series #2) by Janet Evanovich

By Janet Evanovich

Miami remains to be freakin' humid. The nights are even warmer. and there is a physique on ice. and that is just the start of this adrenaline-rush of a hot-wired experience from extra special no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Janet Evanovich.

A girl with a flavor for velocity and a expertise for breaking the foundations, Barney additionally understands a bit an excessive amount of approximately dishonest. First there has been Hooker and that shop attendant. Now she's confident one of many opponents is as much as no strong at the tune. Snooping to discover proof, Hooker and Barney "borrow" a NASCAR hauler. seems, the hauler is wearing race autos and a lifeless man. It appears like Barney and Hooker are dealing with a number of counts of grand robbery car and homicide.

So buckle up as Barney, Hooker, a 150-pound package of Saint Bernard love named Beans, and the great Cigar women Felicia and Rosa shift into apparatus on a wild race round South Florida and harmony, North Carolina.

Everything you usually desired to find out about righteous indignation, stealing an eighteen-wheeler, and intercourse within the quick lane.

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Pale Kings and Princes by Robert B. Parker

By Robert B. Parker

“Ebullient entertainment.Time

A hotshot reporter is useless. He'd long past to take a look-see at “Miami North”—little Wheaton, Massachusetts—the largest cocaine distribution middle above the Mason-Dixon line.

Did the child die for purchasing too as regards to the reality . . . or to a candy girl with a jealous husband?

Spenser will cease at not anything to discover out.

Praise for Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels

“Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a guy of honor in a dishonorable global. while he says he'll do whatever, it's performed. The dialogues zings, and there's lots of motion . . . however it is the ethical point that units them above so much detective fiction.”Newsweek

“Crackling discussion, lots of motion and specialist writing . . . abruptly literate—[Spenser is] in lots of respects the very exemplar of the species.”The big apple Times
 
“They simply don’t make deepest eyes more durable or funnier.”People
 
“Parker has a recorder’s ear for discussion, an agile wit . . . and, surprisingly sufficient, a soupçon of compassion hidden lower than that sardonic, turn exterior.”Los Angeles Times
 
“A deft storyteller, a grasp of pace.”The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Spenser most likely had extra to do with altering the non-public eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied individual than the other detective hero.”The Chicago Sun-Times
 
“[Spenser is] difficult, clever, wisecracking, principled, and brave.”The New Yorker

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Land of Mist and Snow by Debra Doyle, James Macdonald

By Debra Doyle, James Macdonald

Known as to responsibility eventually, Lieutenant John Nevis faces his task with trepidation. Boarding the USS Nicodemus—a sloop of conflict inbuilt a unmarried evening on the most sensible of the world—Nevis wonders uneasily at its unusual charisma of strength, its cannonballs of virgin brass . . . and its uncanny skill to float quickly in the course of the waters with no steam or sail. As nice armies conflict throughout them, the challenge of Lieutenant Nevis and the Nicodemus workforce is shrouded in an impenetrable grey mist of magic and malevolence. For a fearsome adversary awaits on roiling waves—an awesomely strong vessel fueled via cruelty and terror; a demon raider pushed by way of an insatiable lust . . . for blood.

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Magic Time: Angelfire by Marc Zicree, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

By Marc Zicree, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The global has replaced -- endlessly. throughout the USA, know-how has been eclipsed through magic, and folks are turning into the embodiments in their darkest wants and private fears. during this new time, former legal professional Cal Griffin has united a small team of outcasts to conflict the chaos.

Searching for the resource of the unholy phenomenon -- and to save lots of Cal's sister, Tina -- those not likely heroes make their manner pass state, led through the visions of a lunatic and the delicate music of a blind guy. Hidden inside old burial mounds, a mystery paradise may possibly supply the opportunity of desire, in the event that they can locate Tina. yet first they need to make their strategy to Chicago to conflict a primal monster . . . and the darkness inside of themselves.

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The Secret City by Carol Emshwiller

By Carol Emshwiller

Written in a voice that's available to either mainstream and style readers, this gripping story includes a modern political subtext that's full of humanism, complexity, and refined humor. This inventive story centers on a mysterious enclave conserving a misplaced tradition, a hidden urban within the wasteland the place stranded extraterrestrial beings fight to maintain their fragile society. Hoping for a greater existence, many have fled the key urban in desire of attempting to continue to exist within the harsh human international; others stay hid, dwelling out a fading reminiscence in wish of deliverance. while the legendary rescuers unexpectedly arrive, insisting on a right away interplanetary go back, those very-human extraterrestrial beings observe that neither international is really their very own.

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