Odditorium: A Novel

By Hob Broun

A professional softball participant, an alcoholic husband, a drug deal out of city, and buried treasure—the postmodern and vibrantly pulpy debut novel from Hob Broun
The heroine of Odditorium is Tildy Soileau, a qualified softball participant caught in a down-and-out marriage in South Florida. Leaving her husband to his personal boozy inertia, she jumps on the probability to go back and forth to big apple with Jimmy Christo, only in the near past published from a psychological establishment, and make a few much-needed money on a drug deal.
Adventure is simply as a lot a motivating strength, notwithstanding, and Tildy fast will get concerned with a charismatic drug broker; in the meantime, in conducting enterprise, Jimmy is dangerously sidetracked in Tangier. by the point the 2 are again in Florida, a monetary boon greets them, yet the following, too, difficulty is within the wings. officially bold and entire of jolts of the unforeseen, Odditorium is an addictive romp via shady realms.

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Savages: A Novel

By Don Winslow

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The Cartel

A New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Chicago Sun-Times favourite booklet of the Year

“A revelation…This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

“Startling…Stylish…Mega-cool.” —Janet Maslin, The long island Times

Ben, Chon, and O are twentysomething most sensible neighbors residing the dream in Southern California. jointly they've got made a small fortune generating top class grade marijuana, a product so powerful that the Mexican Baja Cartel calls for a minimize. whilst Ben and Chon refuse to go into reverse, the cartel kidnaps O, igniting a dizzying array of high-octane negotiations and lovely plot twists as they chance every thing to unfastened her. the result's a provocative, attractive, and darkly engrossing thrill journey, an ultracontemporary love tale that would depart you breathless.

“A spellbinding journey de strength that's totally very unlikely to place down.” —Christopher Reich

“This is the tale of love’s costs—and the attractiveness of no matter what that rate entails.” —Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun-Times

“A wickedly humorous and shrewdpermanent novel.” —Janet Evanovich

“Winslow’s tremendous, adrenaline-juiced curler coaster of a novel…is either a departure and a end result, pyrotechnic braggadocio and deep meditation on modern American culture.” —Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times

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Therapy: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
 
at the back of the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely fans’ lane within the hills of la, a tender couple lies murdered in a vehicle. every one sufferer bears a unmarried gunshot wound to the top. notwithstanding the feminine is still unidentified, her male spouse has a name—Gavin Quick—and a prior that had landed him on a therapist’s sofa.
 
“Labyrinthine twists, first-class pacing, and hard-boiled, swaggering dialogue.”—The Washington Post
 
It’s there, on prevalent turf, that psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hopes to discover very important clues. And that suggests going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a star psychologist who fiercely guards the privateness of her consumers . . . alive or lifeless. As Delaware follows a series of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously during the occupation he inspiration he knew, he’ll go into territory even he by no means dreamed of treading.

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Scenarios: A Nameless Detective Casebook

By Bill Pronzini

Shamus Award-winning author

Few writers have ever had any such unswerving reader following as invoice Pronzini and his "Nameless Detective." when it comes to existence at the revealed web page, the "Nameless Detective" celebrates his thirty fifth birthday in 2003. The fourteen tales during this assortment span the complete 35 years of "Nameless's" existence.

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Enquiry

By Dick Francis

A closed-door enquiry has chanced on a jockey accountable of the bottom attainable crime--throwing a race for funds. His recognition scarred, he is started his personal investigation--but asking the incorrect questions simply could get him killed.

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Stolen From the Garden: The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper

By William Swanson

On a July afternoon in 1972, masked males waving weapons kidnapped forty-nine-year-old Virginia Piper from the backyard of her lakeside domestic in Orono, Minnesota. After her husband, a well known funding banker, paid a $1 million ransom, an nameless caller directed the FBI to a thickly wooded portion of a northern Minnesota nation park. There, days after her nightmare started, Ginny Piper––chained to a tree, filthy and exhausted, yet bodily unharmed––awaited her rescuers. 
 
The intensely deepest couple lived via a media firestorm. either Bobby and Ginny Piper herself—naturally reserved and strangely composed within the aftermath of her ordeal—were topic to FBI scrutiny within the greatest kidnap-for-ransom case in bureau annals. while profession criminals have been eventually indicted 5 years after the kidnapping, the Pipers back took middle level in lengthy trials sooner than a jury’s verdict made headlines around the nation. 
 
Drawing on heavily held govt files and specific interviews with kin, investigators, suspects, legal professionals, and others in detail attached to the case, William Swanson presents the 1st finished account of the sensational Piper kidnapping and its lengthy, eventful aftermath––and makes a case for the main believable reason for what fairly occurred on that July afternoon. 

William Swanson is the writer of Dial M: The homicide of Carol Thompson and Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett. 

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The Road to Hell: An Alice Rice Mystery: Book 5

By Gillian Galbraith

While the physique of a half-clothed girl is stumbled on in an Edinburgh park, a homicide research is introduced. The sufferer has now not been said lacking and there are few clues to her identification. quickly after, the bare corpse of a well-liked clergyman is located, additionally in a park. DS Alice Rice wonders if an analogous killer is at paintings, and if this is the case, what's the connection among the it sounds as if motiveless assaults? the line to Hell, the fourth within the sequence, takes the policewoman to new own depths and alongside a path that ends up in a few of Edinburgh's darkest and scariest corners. compliment for the Alice Rice secret sequence: 'The new Rebus' - Sunday exhibit 'Chilling realism' - Edinburgh night information 'Red herrings, lies and cul-de-sacs interlink to create an relaxing learn and a clumsy puzzle to unravel' - The Dorothy L. Sayers Society 'Vivid and intriguing . . . no longer a lifeless web page from begin to end' - Alexander McCall Smith 'From its bloodstained commencing . . . a compelling learn. Gritty and fascinating in flip' - Scottish box

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The Black Box (Harry Bosch)

By Michael Connelly

In a case that spans two decades, Harry Bosch hyperlinks the bullet from a up to date crime to a dossier from 1992, the killing of a tender lady photographer through the L.A. riots. Harry initially investigated the homicide, however it was once then passed off to the insurrection Crimes job strength and not solved.

Now Bosch's ballistics fit exhibits that her dying was once no longer random violence, yet anything extra own, and hooked up to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing throughout the wreckage after a airplane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the only piece of facts that may pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK field leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York day-by-day News), into one among his so much fraught and threatening circumstances.

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Visions in Death: In Death, Book 19

On one of many city's preferred nights, manhattan Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is shipped to relevant Park - and right into a hellish new research. The sufferer is located at the rocks, simply above the nonetheless, darkish water of The Lake within the park. round her neck is a unmarried crimson ribbon. Her palms are posed, as though in prayer. however it is the eyes - got rid of with such precision, as though performed through the cautious hand of a health professional - that experience Dallas so much alarmed.

As extra our bodies take place, every one with an identical defining scars, Eve is frantic for solutions. opposed to her instincts, she accepts aid from a psychic who deals one imaginative and prescient after one other - every one with shockingly exact information of the murders. And whilst associate and pal Peabody is wrongly injured after escaping an assault, the stakes are raised. Are the eyes a logo? A twisted spiritual ritual? A souvenir?

With aid from her husband, Roarke, Dallas needs to discover the killer's motivation sooner than one other imaginative and prescient turns into one other nightmare.

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The Best American Crime Reporting 2008

By Otto Penzler

Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators—it's a felony international in the market, and somebody has bought to jot down approximately it. An eclectic choice of the year's most sensible reportage, The top American Crime Reporting 2008 brings jointly the murderers and the master­minds, the mysteries and missteps that make for outstanding tales, advised via the aces of the true-crime style. This most modern addition to the hugely acclaimed sequence good points visitor editor Jonathan Kellerman, bestselling writer of greater than twenty crime novels, such a lot lately Compulsion and the drawing close Bones.

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