Thriller (Novelty)

The Seersucker Whipsaw

The Seersucker Whipsaw


Ross Thomas

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Year of publication: 1967

Ross Thomas The Seersucker Whipsaw Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks... Old Song TO HARRIET whip saw hwipso v.t. 1. to cut with a whipsaw hence, 2. to defeat or get the best of a person two ways at once, as in faro, by winning two different bets in a single play. Websters New World Dictionary of the American Language Chapter 1 My four-city search for Clinton Shartelle ended in Denver where I found him playing shortstop for the Kwikway Truckers in a sandlot park at 29th and ...

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Since We Fell

Since We Fell


Dennis Lehane

ISBN: 9780062129383
Year of publication: 2017

Dennis Lehane Since We Fell In memory of David Wickham, a prince of Providence and a real cool cat When you just give love and never get love youd better let love depart I know its so, and yet I know I cant get you out of my heart BUDDY JOHNSON, SINCE I FELL FOR YOU Masked, I advance. REN DESCARTES Prologue After the Staircase On a Tuesday in May, in her thirty-fifth year, Rachel shot her husband dead. He stumbled backward with an odd look of confirmation on his face, as if some part of him had ...

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Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue


Philip Kerr

ISBN: 9781784296483
Year of publication: 2017

Philip Kerr Prussian Blue I am not so weak as to submit to the demands of the age when they go against my convictions. I spin a cocoon around myself let others do the same. I shall leave it to time to show what will come of it: a brilliant butterfly or maggot. Caspar David Friedrich One October 1956 It was the end of the season and most of the hotels on the Riviera, including the Grand Htel Cap Ferrat, where I worked, were already closed for the winter. Not that winter meant much in that part of ...

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Last Resort

Last Resort


Richard DuBois

ISBN: 9780988479821
Year of publication: 2013

Richard DuBois LAST RESORT To the Queen of the Gnomes, my sister, Denise DuBois. Her constant support and hawk-eyed editing helped make this book possible. Chapter One A surreal sensation washes over me, a feeling both numbing and disconcerting. I close my eyes and have the odd sense that I am no longer Phillip Crane, thirty-seven, self-effacing adjunct professor for the science department of a fourth tier university. Nor am I sitting behind the wheel of a parked car on a shadow-filled street in ...

Keywords: EMP Suspense
The Widow

The Widow


Fiona Barton

ISBN: 9781101990261
Year of publication: 2016

NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY Published by New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 This book is an original publication of New American Library. Copyright Fiona Barton, 2016 Penguin Random House supports copyright. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, ...

Keywords: Mystery Thriller
The Burial Hour

The Burial Hour


Jeffery Deaver

ISBN: 9781473618671
Year of publication: 2017

Jeffery Deaver The Burial Hour To the memory of my friend Giorgio Faletti. The world misses you. The winter wind blows and the night is dark Moans are heard in the linden-trees. Through the gloom, white skeletons pass, Running and leaping in their shrouds. Henri Cazalis, Danse Macabre Authors note While the Italian law enforcement agencies I refer to in this novel are real, I do hope the fine members of these organizations, many of whom Ive met and whose company Ive enjoyed, will forgive the ...

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The Sleeper

The Sleeper


Emily Barr

ISBN: 9780755388004
Year of publication: 2013

The Sleeper EMILY BARR Copyright 2013 Emily Barr The right of Emily Barr to be identified as the Author of the Work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Apart from any use permitted under UK copyright law, this publication may only be reproduced, stored, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means, with prior permission in writing of the publishers or, in the case of reprographic production, in accordance with the terms of licences issued by ...

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Vol. 30, No. 13, Mid-December, 1985

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Vol. 30, No. 13, Mid-December, 1985


Stanley Abbott
Elsa Barker
Stephanie Kay Bendel
David Braly
L W Cantrell
G S Hargrave
Cathleen Jordan
Al Kuhfeld
Mary Kuhfeld
G Wayne Miller
James A Noble
Janet ’Daniel

ISBN: 00025224
Year of publication: 1985

Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine. Vol. 30, No. 13, Mid-December, 1985 Editors Notes by Cathleen Jordan In this issue... G. S. Hargrave is back with a new Sheriff Bigelow story, Sheriff Bigelow and the Nickel-Plated Pocket Watch. Some of you may remember the first tale about the denizens of Constantine County, Sheriff Bigelow and the Bare Cold Facts, published in AHMM in July 1984. In that story, the estimable sheriff and Deputy Walts found themselves faced with a body in a bathtub this time ...

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Cast Iron

Cast Iron


Peter May

ISBN: 9781780874593
Year of publication: 2017

Peter May Cast Iron In memory of my friend and mentor, Dr Richard Ward Keep your friends close and your enemies closer Paraphrased from Niccol Machiavellis The Prince Prologue West of France, 1989 It smells of animal here. Dead animal. Something that has been hung to ripen before cooking. Hundreds of years of fermenting grapes have suffused the earth with odours of yeast and carbonic gas, stale now, sour, a memory retained only in the soil and the sandstone and the rafters. Like all the ...

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When the Dead Cry Out

When the Dead Cry Out


Hilary Bonner

ISBN: 9780434011100
Year of publication: 2003

Hilary Bonner When the Dead Cry Out FOR MUM July 25th 1908 December 18th 2002 With love and gratitude Grateful thanks are due to: Police Diving Supervisor DC Brian Bolt, and Detective Sergeant Pat Pitts of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Detective Sergeant retired Frank Waghorn all at Rolex UK and Home Office Pathologist Doctor Huw White for their expert advice without which this book could not have been completed and Kirsty Fowkes, whose editorial input was also invaluable. Prologue The ...

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The Caller

The Caller


Chris Carter

ISBN: 9781471156304
Year of publication: 2017

Chris Carter The Caller One Tanya Kaitlin shut off the water, stepped out of the shower and slowly dried herself before putting on her favorite black and white bathrobe. That done, she reached for the matching towel that hung from one of the small hooks behind her bathroom door and wrapped it around her beach-blonde hair, turban-style. Despite being only lukewarm, her shower had produced more than enough steam to completely mist up the large mirror on the wall just above the black granite ...

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Stained Glass

Stained Glass


James Osiris Baldwin

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Year of publication: 2016

James Osiris Baldwin STAINED GLASS Chapter 1 Vengeance, like most fantasies, is better in the imagining than it is in the execution. Snappy Joe Grassia Manelli hitman, renowned sadist, and murdering piece of human waste was hog-tied in my trunk. We were headed north along the Interstate, gunning for a place that a long-dead gangster had nicknamed Bozya Akra, Gods Acre. The Yaroshenko Organizatsiya had been planting bodies there since my grandfathers day, and if the Feds ever found it, theyd have ...

Keywords: Mystery russian mafia sorcerer Supernatural wizard
The Caller

The Caller


Chris Carter

ISBN: 9781471156335
Year of publication: 101

One Tanya Kaitlin shut off the water, stepped out of the shower and slowly dried herself before putting on her favorite black and white bathrobe. That done, she reached for the matching towel that hung from one of the small hooks behind her bathroom door and wrapped it around her beach-blonde hair, turban-style. Despite being only lukewarm, her shower had produced more than enough steam to completely mist up the large mirror on the wall just above the black granite counter basin. Tanya stepped ...

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Feed

Feed


Michael Bray

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Michael Bray FEED PART ONE Chapter One Tyler Matthews looked at the woman standing at the entrance to his apartment and realised she was a stranger. She looked and sounded almost the same as the woman he had fallen in love with seven years earlier, but the edges were harder on this iteration, the eyes harsh, lips without a smile and turned into a disapproving sneer. This version of Amy was an impostor, a cold thing in an Amy mask. You realise this will be it, dont you Our marriage will be over ...

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Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel


Jonathan Kellerman

ISBN: 9780345541437
Year of publication: 2017

Jonathan Kellerman Heartbreak Hotel To Masha Special thanks to Doreen Hudson and Laura Jorstad Chapter 1 I lead a double life. Some of my time is spent using the doctorate I earned: evaluating the mental health of injured, neglected, or traumatized children, making recommendations about parental custody, providing short-term treatment. My own childhood was often nightmarish and I like to think Im making a difference. I keep my fees reasonable and bills get paid. Then theres the other stuff, ...

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