By Robert Goddard
Stephen Swan is amazed when he hears that the uncle he proposal have been killed within the Blitz is really alive. for almost 4 a long time, Eldritch Swan has been locked away in an Irish felony and now, eventually, has been published. stunned and suspicious, Stephen listens to the outdated man’s tale and is stuck up in a story that starts off on the sunrise of worldwide struggle II, while Eldritch labored for an Antwerp diamond broker with a trove of Picassos—highly useful work that later disappeared. Stephen, who reveals his uncle through turns devious, captivating, and brazen, then meets Rachel Banner, a gorgeous American who could have inherited the Picassos—and is decided to determine justice performed for her kinfolk. yet during this story of revenge and redemption, justice is the final word phantasm. Eldritch, Stephen, and the lady Stephen has fallen in love with quickly locate themselves battling for his or her lives—against sinister forces nonetheless guarding a mystery that mustn't ever be published.
By Donald J. Sobol
A ripped-off rattlesnake...
A safeguard puppy that has a fearful breakdown...
A pickpocket with a puppy kangaroo...
And a red-haired pink herring!
These are only many of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown needs to resolve through the use of his recognized computerlike mind. attempt to crack the situations in addition to him--the solutions to the entire mysteries are present in the again!
By Thomas Gifford
His marriage destroyed via ingesting, John Cooper is simply starting to piece his existence jointly while he will get a telegram from Buenos Aires.
With Cooper’s relations historical past, that could suggest just one factor: a long time after Hitler’s fall, the Nazis are actually coming for him.
By Kathryn Kenny
Valuable Stratton desires to dispose of all golf equipment in Sleepyside highschool, together with the Bob-Whites! the single manner they could shop their membership is to turn out that they assist out other folks, too. Trixie quick comes up with a plan to host a profit old convey and sale. yet are the valuable antiques at risk from thieves?
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden's research comprises old wood horses on a merry-go-round close to Cousin Joe's.
By Pauline Rowson
Horton and Cantelli are referred to as to a nursing domestic the place an aged resident, being affected by dementia, claims she's been attacked through an outsider. Horton is able to brush off it as senile ramblings till he discovers that her room-mate has died, the useless woman's assets are lacking and her son, convicted for armed theft, has been discovered lifeless in his telephone. as though this is not sufficient, Horton additionally has to accommodate a chain of threatening cell calls to a tv character, and a mother's conviction that her son's dying on Christmas Eve was once no twist of fate. quickly, to his shock, Horton reveals he's stuck up in a posh research that has far-reaching overseas implications. With the strain directly to discover a killer, and hampered by way of his trust that his bosses are mendacity to him, Horton discovers that he is stepped right into a internet of intrigue, deception and corruption that stretches again into the prior.
In 1897, big apple urban teems with hustlers and freshly made millionaires, nice artists and con artists, criminals and immigrants. between them is a rabbi's son who calls himself Houdini. he's suffering to make it within the brutal leisure enterprise whilst detectives name on him to try the main impressive feat of his fledgling profession: resolve the secret of a toy magnate murdered in his posh 5th street mansion.
It's a problem which Harry--never at a loss for self-confidence--is greater than keen to simply accept. yet quickly extra murders are associated with the 1st, and the research leads into the unusual international of infrequent curios and the creditors who pay fortunes to possess them. Now, the grasp magician, with the reluctant support of his brother, sprint Hardeen, needs to discover a cause for homicide adn song a killer to his hidden lair--an appointment with threat from which no longer even the good Houdini can escape.
By Sue Ann Jaffarian
BOOK 5 within the AWARD-WINING sequence STARRING UNFORGETTABLE AMATEUR SLEUTH ODELIA GREY
What must you lose in the event you go looking for the mum who walked from your existence thirty-four years in the past? I suggest along with your satisfaction, your nerves, and your sanity?
Odelia unearths herself as much as her ears in difficulty whilst she reunites together with her mother in a corn maze on the Autumn reasonable in Holmsbury, Massachusetts. For starters, there’s discovering the lifeless physique within the cornfield―and seeing her long-lost mother crouched beside the corpse with blood on her palms . . .
"Ultimately, Corpse at the Cob deals readers a lot nutrients for thought."―Mystery Scene
"The own tale makes this one of the such a lot enjoyable novels within the series."―Booklist
"Jaffarian's pleasant 5th comfortable to add supersized sleuth Odelia Grey...Jaffarian retains convalescing and higher at mixing humor, suspense, and romance."―Publishers Weekly
"Like its predecessors, this 5th sequence name (after Booby seize) is a delight."―Library Journal
"A journey to the East Coast blows a fresh fall breeze via Odelia's 5th. So does the change of concentration from place of work woes to relatives drama."―Kirkus Reviews
"Suspenseful and exciting, with simply the suitable sprint of humor and romance, Corpse at the Cob is an enthralling interesting mystery."―Fresh Fiction
In the 1st century A.D., in the course of Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is prepared for a brief holiday from her kin. So regardless of the oppressive July warmth, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their position at the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, the famed deepest ex-informer, has taken up her father's former occupation; it is time to come back to paintings. the 1st order of commercial, even if, regards the corpse that used to be present in a chest despatched as a part of a wide lot to be bought through the Falco relatives public sale residence. because the senior relations consultant in Rome, Albia needs to determine the corpse, discover why he used to be killed, who killed him, and most significantly, how he ended up within the chest.
At an identical time, a possible younger guy Faustus comes trying to find aid along with his buddy Sextus. among the public sale company and Roman politics, it isn't relatively transparent who's the extra underhanded and duplicitous. either, although, are tied jointly by means of the mysterious physique, and if Albia isn't really capable of remedy that secret, it will not be the one physique to drop.
By Agatha Christie
What's higher than Agatha Christie? 13 Agatha Christies.
A baker's dozen of fiendishly advised stories during which indomitable sleuth omit Jane Marple performs host to a couple of the main smart crimes- and criminals.