By Donald J. Sobol
Encyclopedia Brown has an uncanny knack for minutiae. together with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local young ones via his personal detective organization. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the manager of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him remedy essentially the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in every one publication, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, yet readers are given the entire clues in addition and will chime in with their very own ideas. Interactive and fun—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
By Gordon McAlpine
“Woman with a Blue Pencil is a brilliantly based labyrinth of a novel—something of an enigma wrapped in a secret, postmodernist in its experimental bravado and but satisfyingly well-grounded within the l. a. of its global struggle II period. Gordon McAlpine has imagined a wholly detailed paintings of ‘mystery’ fiction—one that Kafka, Borges, and Nabokov, in addition to Dashiell Hammett, could have appreciated.”
—JOYCE CAROL OATES
What turns into of a personality reduce from a writer’s operating manuscript?
at the eve of Pearl Harbor, Sam Sumida, a Japanese-American educational, has been thrust into the function of beginner P.I., investigating his wife’s homicide, which has been mostly overlooked via the LAPD. Grief suffering from her loss, disoriented via his ill-prepared switch of profession, the worst is but to come back, Sam discovers that, inexplicably, he has develop into not just unrecognizable to his former associates yet that every one symptoms of his life (including even the homicide he’s investigating) were erased. Unaware that he's a discarded, fictional construction, he resumes his research in a global now characterised not just through his personal experience of isolation yet via wartime fear.
Meantime, Sam’s tale is interspersed with chapters from a pulp undercover agent novel that includes an L.A.-based Korean P.I. with jingoistic and anti-Japanese, submit December seventh attitudes – the revised, politically and commercially possible personality for whom Sumida has been excised.
Behind all of it is the formidable, 20-year-old Nisei writer who has made the adjustments, regardless of the relocation of himself and his family members to a jap internment camp. And, looming above, is his booklet editor in big apple, who serves as either muse and manipulator to the younger author—the girl with the blue pencil, a brand new type of femme fatale.
By Loren D. Estleman
Authorized and authorized by way of property of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
Award successful writer Loren D. Estleman's Sherlock Holmes tales and essays amassed in a single quantity, together with "The Serpent's Egg," the hole bankruptcy of a deliberate pastiche to be a "round-robin" novel by way of a number of authors together with Issac Asimov, Ruth Rendell, and others.
This enjoyable publication additionally comprises 3 formerly released essays, "Channeling Holmes," "On the importance of Boswells," and "Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?" that delve deeper into the bold international of Sherlock Holmes and the resourceful brain of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- "The Serpent's Egg" released the following for the 1st time!
- "Channeling Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
- "The experience of the Arabian Knight" from Murder in Baker Street.
- "The experience of the 3 Ghosts" from Holmes for Holidays.
- "The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys" from Murder, My pricey Watson.
- "Dr. and Mrs. Watson at domestic: A Comedy in a single Unnatural Act" from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- "The event of the Coughing Dentist" from Sherlock Holmes in America.
- "The event of the best reward" from More Holmes for the Holidays.
- "The satan and Sherlock Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
- "On the importance of Boswell's" from Sherlock Holmes: the full Novels and Stories.
- "Was Sherlock Holmes the Shadow" from The Baker road Journal.
By Richard Castle
From Tokyo, to Bonn, to London, high-level bankers are being tortured and murdered. The killer, stuck in a fleeting glimpse on a surveillance digicam, has been defined as a psychopath with a watch patch. And that suggests Gregor Volkov, Derrick Storm's previous nemesis, has again. understanding just one guy can fit Volkov's energy and crafty, the CIA calls on hurricane to trace him down, determine who he is operating for and why. With assistance from a gorgeous and mysterious overseas agent, hurricane discovers a plot which can smash the worldwide economic system bringing with it untold chaos and the time he has to forestall it truly is operating short.
By Laura Bradford
Claire Weatherly came across the straightforward existence she continuously sought after whilst she opened a present store in Heavenly, Pennsylvania—a small city within the middle of Amish kingdom. but if homicide disrupts her Heavenly domestic, it’s as much as Claire and Detective Jakob Fisher to discover the not-so-simple truth.
The quiet city of Heavenly is humming with pleasure over the newest site visitors on the neighborhood hotel, Sleep Heavenly. Toy producer Rob Karble is on the town to fulfill the participants of the Amish neighborhood who will quickly be crafting a brand new toy line for his company. But while notice will get out that Karble intends to use the Amish designs with no utilising the Amish to make them, someone sends the interloper to his ultimate reward.
No one desires to think a person from the Amish group may well devote such an act, yet as Claire and Detective Fisher have discovered, nobody is above sin—or suspicion.
By Melanie Jackson
The unthinkable has occurred - an individual has murdered Thaddeus Rabbit, desire Fall's Easter Bunny. in simple terms Thaddeus is not Thaddeus and Chloe Boston has a useless imposter bunny on her arms. Can Chloe, Blue, and Alex become aware of who does not wish in at the Easter occasion?
By Lawrence Block
For the second one time in his lifestyles, Alex Penn wakes up in an alcoholic daze in an inexpensive resort room--next to the savagely mutilated physique of a tender lady. the 1st time, he was once convicted and imprisoned, then published on a technicality. yet this time he has to determine what occurred through the blackout--and why--before the police do.
By Thomas H. Cook
A stricken cop obsessively searches for a tender girl’s killer
The younger woman lies in a ditch and not using a scratch on her—a white highschool scholar stretched out useless within the black a part of Atlanta. She was once a wealthy lady from a chilly family members, too genteel for the local the place she died, and in simple terms the infant in her stomach indicates how she may have gotten there.
For Detective Frank Clemons, the scene is way too well-known. Too with regards to the way it used to be while he came upon his personal daughter, lifeless within the woods by means of her personal hand, her younger attractiveness cruelly ravaged via melancholy. Her suicide ended his marriage and despatched him on a downward spiral that has approximately claimed his personal existence. to hold directly to sanity, he needs to do every little thing he can to discover justice for the lifeless.
By M. C. Beaton
Miserable and by myself, Agatha hops on a aircraft and heads for a distant island within the South Pacific. To Agatha's shock, she makes buddies together with her fellow tourists simply, and retains herself out of mischief, regardless of the ordinary feeling she will get from one fairly beautiful honeymooning couple. but if she later reveals that the gorgeous bride has drowned below suspicious conditions, Agatha needs she had came across how to interfere.
Returning domestic to the Cotswolds, Agatha is grimly made up our minds to maneuver on together with her lifestyles and to ignore James and Charles. they've got, finally, forgotten approximately her. And what greater approach than to throw herself into one other homicide research? a lady, wearing a marriage dress and nonetheless clutching her bouquet, has simply been came upon floating in a river. The police say it is suicide, yet Agatha suspects the girl's flashy younger fiancé. With assistance from her good-looking, and unmarried, new neighbor, Agatha units off to end up the police wrong.
By Anthony Horowitz
"Horowitz actually pulls off the glorious phantasm that Arthur Conan Doyle left us one final tale."--San Diego Union Tribune
London, 1890. 221B Baker St. an exceptional paintings broker named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for his or her support. he's being menaced by way of an odd guy in a flat cap - a sought after legal who turns out to have him all of the manner from the USA. within the days that keep on with, his house is robbed, his relatives is threatened. after which the 1st homicide takes place.
THE condo OF SILK carry Sherlock Holmes again with the entire nuance, pacing, and nearly superhuman powers of research and deduction that made him the world's maximum detective, in a case depicting occasions too stunning, too sizeable to ever seem in print....until now.