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Devoured

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1856, London: The specimen-collecting craze is turning out to be, and discoveries in distant jungles are reshaping the recognized global. whilst the glamorous woman Bessingham is located murdered, surrounded through her enormous selection of fossils and tribal mask, Professor Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are known as in to envision the crime scene - and the physique.

In the recent and suspicious international of forensics, Hatton and Roumande are the easiest. however the crime scene isn't really limited to 1 room. of their efforts to aid the notorious Scotland backyard detective Inspector Adams music down the Lady's killer, Hatton and Roumande discover a path of murders hooked up to a packet of seditious letters that, if released, might swap the face of society and faith irrevocably.

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The Bones of Paris (Harris Stuyvesant)

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By Laurie R. King

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months through THE SACRAMENTO BEE

New York occasions bestselling writer Laurie R. King, cherished for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes sequence, constantly writes richly unique and punctiliously suspenseful novels that deliver time and position to superb lifestyles. Now, during this exciting new booklet, King leads readers into the colourful and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and finds the darkest secrets and techniques of its denizens.
 
Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the project is a personal investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to prowl the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, trying to find an exquisite younger lady. the yankee agent has a fit appreciation for la vie de bohème, regardless of having labored for years on the U.S. Bureau of research. The lacking individual in query is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two 12 months outdated from Boston who has been dwelling in Paris, modeling and appearing. Her relations turned alarmed while she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to trace her down. He totally expects to discover her within the fingers of a few up-and-coming artist, might be experimenting with the decadent way of life that's all of sudden on hand on each rue and boulevard.
 
As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s path throughout the expatriate neighborhood of artists and writers, he reveals that she is understood to lots of its famous—and infamous—inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia seashore to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer guy Ray. but if the proof leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his research takes a pointy, anxious flip. on the Grand-Guignol, homicide, madness, and sexual perversion are all staged to stunning, brutal influence: depravity as artwork, savage human nature on stage.
 
quickly it turns into transparent that one lacking woman is a drop within the bucket. right here, amid the glittering lighting of the cabarets, hides a monster whose inventive coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant must descend into the darkest depths of perversion to discover a killer . . . sifting via The Bones of Paris.

Praise for The Bones of Paris
 
“Haunting . . .  a portrait of town of sunshine that glows with the fires of Hell.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“A compelling mystery . . . advanced, greater than a bit kinky, and totally fascinating.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“Highly interesting . . . Laurie R. King completely captures [the Jazz Age] as she explores town of Light’s avenues and alleys.”—The Denver Post
 
“Engrossing . . . Readers who get pleasure from Laurie R. King’s noteworthy Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes secret sequence are in for a surprise.”BookPage
 
“A chilling secret and a haunting love letter to the Paris of Hemingway’s misplaced Generation.”—Library Journal

From the Hardcover edition.

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En liten detalj

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By Kjell E. Genberg

Tredje delen av tre i serien om Bertil Återberg som nu är poliskommissarie i Kristianstad.
Återberg har flyttat until eventually ett efterlängtat eget hus i Vinslöv med trädgårdstomte och allt. Han befinner sig på ett boksläpparparty hos greve Johan Barnekow på Sinclairsholm, när han får larm om att ett mord har inträffat på Charlottesborgsområdet i Kristianstad. En mysig äldre dam visar sig efterhand vara en kriminell affärskvinna med ett sortiment bestående av knark och horor, och Återberg klarar sig nätt och jämnt från att bokstavligen bli stekt.

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Live to See Tomorrow (Catherine Ling)

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By Iris Johansen

Catherine Ling is among the CIA's so much prized operatives. Raised at the unforgiving streets of Hong Kong, she used to be pulled into the company on the age of fourteen, already having amassed extra perception and secrets and techniques than the main professional execs in her international. If lifestyles has taught her something, it's not to get connected, yet there are exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. while Luke used to be abducted on the age of 2, it approximately broke her. Now, 9 years later, her son has astonishingly been back to her and Catherine vows by no means to fail him back. but if her task pulls her clear of domestic, she depends upon the bright and lethal Hu Chang to shield Luke in her absence. Now Erin Sullivan, an American journalist with mysterious ties to Hu Chang, has been abducted in Tibet. If Catherine does not comply with spearhead the CIA rescue project, she is aware that Hu Chang himself will cross, achievable she cannot chance. yet she is going to be dealing with a monster whose crimes stretch again 40 years, continuously eluding the CIA. And the activity grows much more advanced while Catherine meets Richard Cameron, a meant best friend who is essentially no longer telling all he is familiar with. Their charm is rapid, yet Catherine isn't really in any respect convinced that he might be relied on. If she will rescue this journalist with a narrative worthy killing for, she'll have to hold Cameron very shut. From the treacherous panorama of the Himalayas to the twisting again alleys of San Francisco, the clock is ticking for Catherine and people she loves so much. At each flip she faces a ruthless enemy who's decided to maintain the reality buried, no matter if it signifies that none of them stay to determine the next day to come, during this novel from bestseller Iris Johansen.

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Kvinnan som inte fanns

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By Johan E. Sköld

En kväll i oktober lämnar färjan Travemünde, ombord finns en mystisk kvinna med mindre än 24 timmar kvar att leva. Ungefär samtidigt försvinner en norsk familj på semester i Roslagen, det visar sig att de inte är de första... En månad senare påträffas Vivekas syssling Ellen Svinhufvud död på Reflexbostäders servicekontor i Rimbo. Småföretagaren Clas Björk från Gränna har länge sökt efter en lämplig jaktgård i närheten av Stockholm. När den gamla minkfarmen Knotan i Henninge blir until eventually salu blir han genast intresserad. males ganska snart inser han att gården ruvar på en fasansfull hemlighet. Kvinnan som inte fanns ställer brutalt frågan vem som är gärningsman, vem är supply. I den andra boken om kriminalinspektör Germund Askerfeldt och kriminalassistent Viveka Svinhufvud kryper döden närmare än någonsin, inte minst när det går upp för dem, att flera barn skoningslöst drabbats. Johan Johan Sköld, född 1959, är civilekonom, journalist och copywriter. Han har genom åren skrivit allt från tekniska artiklar och bruksanvisningar until noveller, personporträtt och filmmanus. Han är uppväxt på landet i Roslagen och har efter avslutade universitetsstudier blivit Roslagen trogen. Idag bor han med familjen i ett hus de ritat själva, mitt i Roslagsskogen.

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Silken Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

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By John Sandford

Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so harmful in such a lot of ways.

It’s the explosive new Lucas Davenport mystery from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer.

All hell has damaged unfastened within the capital. An influential country senator has been stuck with anything very, very nasty on his place of work machine. The governor can’t think it—the senator’s approach too clever for that, whether he's from the opposite celebration. Something’s now not right.

As Davenport investigates, the path results in a political fixer who has disappeared, then—troublingly—to the Minneapolis police division itself, and such a lot unsettling of all, to a girl who may supply Machiavelli classes in manipulation. She has very sure rules concerning the means the realm should still work—along with the money, ruthlessness, and cold-blooded will to make it take place.

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The Confession: A Novel

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By John Grisham

An blameless guy is ready to be executed.

Only a accountable guy can retailer him.

For each blameless guy despatched to legal, there's a responsible one left at the outdoor. He doesn’t know the way the police and prosecutors obtained the inaccurate guy, and he definitely doesn’t care. He simply can’t think his stable good fortune. Time passes and he realizes that the error usually are not corrected: the gurus think of their case and are decided to get a conviction. He may also watch the trial of the individual wrongly accused of his crime. he's relieved whilst the decision is to blame. He laughs while the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. he's content material to permit an blameless individual to visit legal, to serve difficult time, even to be finished.

Travis Boyette is this type of guy. In 1998, within the small East Texas urban of Sloan, he kidnapped, raped, and strangled a well-liked highschool cheerleader. He buried her physique in order that it'll by no means be came across, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a neighborhood soccer big name, and marched him off to loss of life row.

Now 9 years have handed. Travis has simply been paroled in Kansas for a distinct crime; Donté is 4 days clear of his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable mind tumor. For the 1st time in his depressing lifestyles, he comes to a decision to do what’s correct and confess.

yet how can a to blame guy persuade attorneys, judges, and politicians that they’re approximately to execute an blameless guy?

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The Balloon Man

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By Charlotte MacLeod

With a serenely appealing, picture-perfect day as a backdrop, what may be able to get it wrong on the excellent beach marriage ceremony at the Kelling property? lots. First, Max is knocked subconscious through a person attempting to scouse borrow the bride's gold and ruby necklace. Then a scorching air balloon unexpectedly crashes into the tent leaving a mangled corpse underneath its wicker basket. Later, Uncle Jem's classic Rolls Royce is stolen. it's going to now take all of Max's ambitious abilities because the world's maximum specialist on artwork robbery to pop this secret huge open.

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L'Hermine était pourpre

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By Pierre Borromée

Prix du quai des Orfèvres 2012 (Policier)

Quand los angeles justice est plus disposée à ouvrir les parapluies que les portes des prisons...
Assumant le désordre des avocats, le Barreau est une confraternité 
Où les gowns peuvent cacher les armes 
de l. a. vengeance, 
Où l'hermine s'ensanglante...

Les "flics" et l. a. basoche s'accorderont toujours sur los angeles blanquette de madame George, payée en renseignements plutôt qu'en espèces. Plus savoureuse, plus précieuse encore pour les enquêteurs, l. a. probability de croiser los angeles meilleure d'entre eux, petite fée exemplaire, maître ès générosité ! Vous aviez demandé los angeles police ? l. a. voici, souvent incomprise, parfois hésitante, ici décisive !

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Death and the Dolce Vita: The Dark Side of Rome in the 1950s

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By Stephen Gundle

This precise tale of the 1950s murder scandal that rocked Italy portrays the Rome of romance, luxurious, and glamour—as good as a city of carnal crimes, intercourse, medicines, corruption, and cover-ups

On April 9, 1953, an enticing 21-year-old girl went lacking from her kinfolk domestic in Rome. Thirty-six hours later her physique used to be discovered washed up on a missed seashore at Torvaianica, 40 kilometers from the Italian capital. a few acknowledged it used to be suicide, others, a sad coincidence. yet may the mysterious demise of this quiet, conservative lady be associated with a drug-fueled orgy related to the various richest males in Italy? The brief lifestyles and tragic demise of Wilma Montesi was once performed out opposed to a desirable backdrop. by way of the Fifties Italy, within the wake of Mussolini's brutal Fascist executive, used to be within the technique of reinventing itself, and with the aid of Hollywood stars akin to Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, it appeared to be succeeding. without notice Italy, and Rome particularly, used to be the main glamorous position in the world. however the homicide of Wilma Montesi uncovered a darker facet of Roman life—a lifetime of corruption, cover-ups, and carnal pleasures.

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