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Death of a Gossip (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery)

By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A GOSSIP: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
When society widow and gossip columnist woman Jane Winters joined the fishing category, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or used to be it the fins?-of these round her. one of the sufferers of her sharp tongue and unladylike demeanour used to be Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. but no longer even Hamish proposal somebody may completely silence girl Jane's shrills-until her strangled physique is fished out of the river. Now with assistance from the beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish needs to perspective in the course of the uneven waters of the tattler's lifestyles to discover the assassin. yet with a college of suspects who should not able to speak and useless ladies telling no stories, Hamish could be in over his head, for he is aware that secrets and techniques are risky, wisdom is energy, and killers often do strike again.

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The Devil's Interval (A Maggie Fiori Mystery)

By Linda Lee Peterson

“Impossible to place down. gleaming conversation, references either musical and literary, and an offbeat solid of plausible characters make the pages fly by.”
Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

Maggie Fiori makes use of her powers as a journalist to dig into the realm of San Francisco's elite after a limo motive force is convicted of murdering a socialite. among handling her sons' football practices, saving her broken marriage, and dealing with her maddening employees, Maggie fights to end up that the "Limousine Lothario" used to be to blame of not more than loving his mother.

Linda Lee Peterson is the writer of Edited to Death, which brought readers to San Francisco sleuth and journal editor Maggie Fiori. a widely known advertising and marketing specialist, Peterson has additionally written numerous nonfiction books and contributed to such guides because the Chicago Tribune.

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Maigret and the Killer

By Georges Simenon

Whilst the son of a filthy rich fragrance producer is stabbed to dying, his mom and dad divulge to Maigret that he was once a loner who wandered Paris taping people's conversations. between his recordings is that of a gaggle of individuals conspiring to tug off an paintings robbery, one in all them a sailor identified to pack a Swedish switchblade. As police interrogate the group and a high-powered legal professional prepares an complicated safety, Maigret steps again and patiently waits for the true killer to bare himself. additionally comprises "Maigret units a catch" and "Maigret's Christmas". September e-book date. 2 cassettes.

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Inspector Maigret and the Dead Girl/(Variant Title = Maigret and the Young Girl)

By Georges Simenon

One of many world’s so much winning crime writers, Georges Simenon has delighted secret fans worldwide for the reason that 1931 together with his matchless production Inspector Maigret.
A extraordinary writer and his out of the ordinary personality Georges Simenon was once by means of many criteria the main winning writer of the 20 th century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and well-known, ranks merely after Sherlock Holmes because the world's most sensible recognized fictional detective. there's not anything general in regards to the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are not like the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are frequently much less critical to our curiosity than Maigret's trip in the course of the discovery of the solid of characters... in the direction of an realizing of guy. Simenon stated he used to be passionate about a look for the "naked man" — guy with out his cultural protecting colour, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
Although so much of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it used to be initially written in French. Simenon was once born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris was once "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he was once 'an international,' a global vacationer who moved frequently and lived for a few years in France, the us, and Switzerland.
Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking nations, lots of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French in addition. not like his personal books although, a lot of those have by no means been on hand in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of hundreds and hundreds of books — from which greater than 50 motion pictures were made, besides 1000s of tv episodes — there's a lot to assemble, to check, to reveal and speak about. (trussel.com)

The physique of a tender lady is located within the position Vintimille, in Montmartre. M is going over with Janvier, hoping that he won't meet Inspector Lognon, for it's his territory, and he'll suppose he's being usurped, as traditional. even if, he's there. There's not often a clue to the girl's id other than a label on her costume. M arranges to have her photograph released within the papers, and is going to the costume store, Mlle. Irène's with Lognon. She recollects the woman, yet now not her identify. finally a choice is available in from a tender lady with an deal with, Mme Crêmieux within the Rue de Clichy. the woman, Louise Laboine, were boarding there for 2 months. Lognon had came across a taxi driving force who'd visible her outdoors the membership Roméo, and later strolling in the direction of the Étoile. on the Roméo that evening were the marriage of Marco Santoni and Jeanine Armenieu.
A name is available in from Detective-Sergeant Féret, of the good Flying Squad, who'd labored with M sooner than. He'd gotten a choice from a lady who well-known Louise Laboine's photo and knew her mom. He'd fee at the mom. Superintendent Priollet, who M had requested to envision on Jeanine Armenieu stated considered one of his males knew of her — she'd lived round the corner to his wife's store within the Rue du Chemin-Vert at Mlle. Poré's, who grew to become out to be her aunt. Lognon used to be already there while M arrived, and it appeared Louise had lived together with her there. Féret positioned the mummy, Germaine Laboine, within the on line casino at Monte Carlo. She'd married Julius Van Cram in Turkey, who disappeared quickly after, notwithstanding he occasionally despatched cash for his daughter, Louise. there has been no checklist on him, yet one who appeared comparable, of a con guy referred to as Hans Ziegler, with many aliases. Priollet got here up with one other lead of the place the 2 women had lived, and there M realized a person had left her a letter.
A name to Jeanine Armenieu in Florence resulted in Pickwick's Bar within the Rue de l'Étoile and the data that Lognon, off on his personal someplace, had already referred to as. M went to the bar with Janvier and well-known the barman, Albert Falconi, who he'd arrested ahead of. Falconi informed him Lognon have been there, as had the woman, and Lognon had without doubt long gone to Brussels to envision at the American she'd long gone out with. M has Janvier name Brussels to get Lognon to come, and arrests Falconi: he hadn't acquired his tale. on the Quai des Orfèvres, Falconi tells that the lady had are available in for the letter from her father, introduced by way of Jimmy O'Malley, which stated she may perhaps get cash within the US if she confirmed up together with her passport at a tailor's in Brooklyn. Falconi had learn the letter, and organize with Bianchi to thieve the girl's handbag and get her identification, in order that they may declare the cash. yet her handbag had a sequence and stayed on her arm, whereupon Bianchi had struck her, killing her, and dumped the physique in Montmartre. (trussel.com)

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You Bet Your Life (Murder, She Wrote)

By Donald Bain

A SETUP IN SIN CITY

 

When her outdated buddy Martha determined to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher made the journey to observe her stroll down the aisle. yet what have been the chances that she’d be again years later—to watch Martha stand accused of her husband’s murder?

 

Jessica’s by no means been one to gamble, yet she’s keen to wager that Martha isn’t responsible. Martha’s husband used to be a high-rolling Las Vegas neighborhood with 3 ex-wives and many jealous pals. After becoming a member of Martha’s security group, Jessica combs throughout the man’s earlier to discover the genuine killer. yet because the media realization grows—and Jessica is interviewed through the inside track anchors of courtroom TV—the stakes are raised, and Jessica learns tips to play for keeps. 

 

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Black Fridays

By Michael Sears

Sometimes a guy should be redeemed. yet no longer within the approach he expects.

Jason Stafford is a former Wall road hotshot who made a few undesirable strikes, paid the fee with years in felony, and is now attempting to positioned his existence again jointly. He’s unemployable, until eventually an funding enterprise asks him to seem into attainable difficulties left via a junior dealer who died lately in an twist of fate. What he discovers is gigantic – there are difficulties, o.k., the type that get you killed.

yet it’s no longer his merely obstacle. Stafford has one other quest to boot: to reclaim his five-year-old son, “the Kid,” from his risky ex-wife, after which research simply what it capacity to make a lifestyles with him. The issues Stafford discovers approximately himself within the technique are each bit as gripping as his research, and while the 2 threads of his lifestyles come jointly – the implications are unforgettable.

Black Fridays marks the arriving of a amazing new writer.

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Arab Jazz

By Karim Miské

Kosher sushi, kebab stands, a secondhand bookshop, and a bar: the nineteenth arrondissement in Paris has the entire trappings of a sophisticated melting pot--a position the place multiethnic electorate reside, love, and worship along each other. yet darkish passions are brewing underneath the probably idyllic imaginative and prescient of peacefully coexisting ethnicities.

Ahmed Taroudant is an archetypal French Arab-non-observant, not able to reconcile his conflicting identities, and afflicted via the earlier. against the law fiction gourmand, Ahmed is engrossed in his most up-to-date publication whilst he unearths blood dripping from his upstairs neighbor's residence. There, Laura Vignole is located brutally murdered, with a joint of beef put close to her physique, prompting the most obvious end that the killer had non secular reasons. because the local erupts into hypothesis and gossip, Ahmed unearths himself first between many suspects.
Detectives Rachel Kupferstein and Jean Hamelot try to untangle the advanced internet of occasions best as much as Laura's dying, yet fact is tough to come back via, with every one inhabitant--an Armenian anarchist, a Turkish kebab-shop proprietor, and a Hasidic Rastafarian--reluctant to bare something. decided to transparent his identify, Ahmed joins the detectives as they examine the relationship among a disbanded hip-hop staff and the fiery extremist preachers clamoring for recognition within the streets. in the meantime, an ecstasy version known as Godzwill is taking the district through storm.
In his debut novel, Karim Miské demonstrates a masterful keep an eye on of surroundings, as he strikes without difficulty among the sensual streets of Paris and the synagogues of latest York to bare the reality in the back of a scary crime.

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