By Christopher St. John Sprigg
"Bubbles over with zest and vitality... A such a lot creative and intriguing plot, jam-packed with reliable puzzles and discoveries and labored out between a diversified solid of wonderful characters." –Dorothy L. Sayers
George Furnace, flight teacher at Baston Aero membership, dies immediately while his aircraft crashes into the English geographical region. those that knew him are baffled—Furnace used to be a major pilot, and the airplane used to be in ideal condition—and the inquest files a verdict of demise by means of misadventure.
An Australian customer to the aero membership, Edwin Marriott, Bishop of Cootamundra, suspects that the real tale is extra advanced. may well this be a dramatic suicide—or even homicide? including Inspector Bray of Scotland backyard, the intrepid bishop needs to discover a crafty legal scheme.
By Ian Rankin
Retirement doesn't swimsuit John Rebus. He wasn't made for leisure pursuits, vacations or domestic advancements. Being a cop is in his blood.
So whilst DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his assistance on a case, Rebus doesn't desire lengthy to think about his options.
Clarke's been investigating the loss of life of a senior attorney whose physique used to be chanced on besides a threatening word. at the different part of Edinburgh, huge Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has bought an analogous word and a bullet via his window.
Now it's as much as Clarke and Rebus to attach the dots and prevent a killer.
Meanwhile, DI Malcolm Fox joins forces with a covert crew from Glasgow who're tailing a infamous crime relations. There's whatever they need, and they'll cease at not anything to get it.
It's a video game of puppy devour puppy - within the urban, as within the wild.
EVEN canine within the WILD brings again Ian Rankin's maximum characters in a narrative exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and wishes.
By Alan Hunter
The warmth is on whilst a gorgeous younger lady is located lifeless on a seashore on the top of summer time each guy in Hiverton is familiar with Rachel Campion. She is the main wonderful woman to have grew to become up within the fishing village in dwelling reminiscence. while she is came upon mendacity lifeless at the seashore, lightly joins the throngs of summer season viewers on their annual pilgrimage to the seashore in the middle of a summer time heatwave - and because the temperature soars, the secret deepens. The long-buried skeleton of a lady is unearthed just about the place Rachel's physique was once discovered and lightly all at once has the riddle of 2 mysterious deaths to unravel. the various locals, together with the secretive brotherhood of fishermen, appear quite reluctant to assist lightly solution the important questions: Why used to be Rachel Campion murdered? How is the previous skeleton hooked up with the hot crime? And who's the assassin?
By Lawrence Block
Keller is your simple city Lonely Guy.He makes an honest salary, lives in a pleasant apartment.Works the crossword puzzle. Watches a bit television. till the telephone jewelry and he packs a suitcase, will get on a aircraft, flies midway around the country...and kills an individual. It's a dwelling. yet is it a lifestyles? Keller's uncertain. He is going to a lower, however it doesn't figure out the best way he deliberate. He will get a puppy, he will get a female friend. He will get alongside.
By Sally Spencer
The 1st in a brand new sequence that includes Charlie Woodend's protégé, DCI Monika Paniatowski.
It might be no effortless job to fill DCI Charlie Woodend's sneakers, the newly-promoted Monika Paniatowski tells herself, yet, given a bit time, she thinks she will develop into them. but, with the invention of a severed hand, time is the single factor she doesn't have. while her colleagues end up untrustworthy, the urge to name Woodend for support turns into nearly irresistible...
By Bryan Burrough
From the bestselling writer of Public Enemies & The tremendous Rich, an account of the conflict among the FBI & progressive events of the '70s: Weathermen, The Symbionese Liberation Army, The FALN, The Black Liberation Army. The names look old fashioned now, yet then bombings by means of family underground teams have been day-by-day occurrences. The FBI combated those & different teams as nodes of a single innovative underground devoted to the violent overthrow of america. Burrough's Days of Rage recreates an environment nearly incredible decades later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, often great middle-class youngsters, smuggling bombs into skyscrapers & detonating them inside the Pentagon & the Capitol, at a Boston courthouse & a Wall road eating place. The FBI’s reaction incorporated the formation of a mystery job strength, Squad forty seven, devoted to searching the teams down. yet Squad forty seven itself broke legislation in its makes an attempt to deliver the revolutionaries to justice. Its efforts resulted in fiasco. Drawing on interviews approximately their stories with contributors of the underground & the FBI, Days of Rage is a glance into the hearts & minds of homegrown terrorists & federal brokers alike, weaving their tales right into a secret history of the '70s.
By Dane Hartman
That's what the papers are calling soiled Harry. somebody who's no good friend of Harry has stolen his prize Magnum revolver and is blasting a few of his worst enemies out of this global. Harry desires to get his identify fresh, his gun again, and positioned an finish to the "dead man" who's enjoying Harry's hand in a video game of lifestyles and loss of life.
By David Dickinson
“In this glorious novel, Dickinson weaves a story of blackmail and homicide one of the royals overdue in Victoria's reign. . . . [His] wisdom of the humanities, background and literature is not anything if now not exhaustive, and provides drastically to the general heritage. . . . One hopes to work out extra of Lord Powerscourt and his associates within the close to future.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is detective fiction within the grand sort. Powerscourt's debut during this intoxicating e-book is the beginning of a gilded existence within the data of crime fiction. He’s going to be a star.”—James Naughtie
The debut of aristocrat-investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt, who takes on investigations too smooth for the police.
Prince Eddy is a infamous wastrel. but if he's present in his bed room at Sandringham together with his throat reduce, his father, King George V, makes a decision that the crime needs to be hid. The prince is related to have died of influenza. Lord Francis Powerscourt is secretly commissioned to discover the killer, yet there are such a lot of who've cause to hate the debauched and cruel prince that the duty is a difficult one. It leads him throughout Europe, to Venice, the place amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt eventually unravels the secret.
David Dickinson used to be born in Dublin. After studying classics at Cambridge, he joined the BBC. Goodnight candy Prince is the 1st within the Lord Powerscourt sequence.
By Dennis Lehane
After they have been teenagers, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle have been neighbors. yet then an odd automobile pulled as much as their highway. One boy obtained into the auto, didn't, and anything poor occurred -- anything that ended their friendship and altered all 3 boys forever.
Twenty-five years later, Sean is a murder detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a nook shop. And Dave is making an attempt to carry his marriage jointly and hold his demons at bay -- demons that urge him to do negative issues. whilst Jimmy's daughter is located murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His research brings him into clash with Jimmy, who unearths his outdated legal impulses tempt him to unravel the crime with brutal justice. after which there's Dave, who got here domestic the evening Jimmy's daughter died coated in a person else's blood.
A stressful and unnerving mental mystery, Mystic River is usually an epic novel of affection and loyalty, religion and relatives, within which humans irrevocably marked through the previous locate themselves on a collision direction with the darkest truths in their personal hidden selves.
By Geoffroy de Clavière
Un mystery dérangeant mêlant pédophilie, argent, politique et Eglise
Découvert dans sa magnifique propriété genevoise, le cadavre d’Oleg Kounev a subi d’horribles sévices, indiquant un mode opératoire d’un sadisme insoutenable. Mise en scène destinée à brouiller les pistes ? Émergence d’un serial killer méticuleux ?
L’inspecteur Jana Stucki a sa petite idée, mais son hypothèse est bien audacieuse. L’enquête s’avère complexe et los angeles mènera sur une piste inattendue, celle d’un trafic overseas d’enfants dont le dénouement fera vaciller son esprit.
Le prime roman de Geoffroy de Clavière, La stratégie du père, s’inscrit dans los angeles veine des romans noirs. Violent et dérangeant. Il développe l. a. thèse d’un réseau pédophile extrêmement bien organisé, étendant ses ramifications dans le monde entier. Le net génère, à l’heure de l. a. mondialisation de l’information, l’écran parfait, permettant aux pédocriminels d’organiser leurs nauséeux projets. Lorsque l’argent, los angeles politique et l’église se liguent pour exercer l. a. tyrannie du sexe et de l’esclavage sur leurs innocentes victimes, il n’y a plus de limites à l’horreur.
Un roman noir dans l. a. culture du genre
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A PROPOS DE L’AUTEUR
Geoffroy de Clavière fut comédien à Paris puis publicitaire. Il habite Genève et travaille désormais dans los angeles politique. En 2006, il remporte le 1er prix de los angeles nouvelle FNAC.