By Arthur Phillips
From the bestselling writer of Prague comes a witty, creative, brilliantly developed novel approximately an Egyptologist passionate about discovering the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comedian labyrinth of a narrative opens at the wilderness plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its method from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston in terms of Oxford, the battlefields of the 1st global battle, and a royal courtroom in turmoil.
Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the main striking locate within the historical past of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into difficulty, having staked his expert acceptance and his fiancée’s fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. in the meantime, a continuing Australian detective units off at the case of his profession, spanning the globe looking for a assassin. And one other assassin. and doubtless one other assassin. The confluence of those probably separate tales ends up in an explosive finishing, without delay inevitable and totally unpredictable.
Arthur Phillips leads this excursion to its unforgettable climax with all of the wit and narrative bravado that made Prague some of the most severely acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring problems with classification, greed, ambition, and the very human starvation for everlasting existence, this marvelous moment novel offers us a glimpse of Phillips’s diversity and maturity–and is certain to earn him extra acclaim as probably the most intriguing authors of his generation.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Brett Halliday
A look for a lacking lady takes grief-stricken Mike Shayne to New Orleans
It was once a knife that introduced Mike and Phyllis Shayne together—the homicide weapon that Mike needed to end up Phyllis didn't bury in her mother's again. yet years once they met, fell in love, and obtained married, Phyllis is useless, and the knife is simply one other blade. Grieving the lack of his spouse, Mike makes a decision he has had sufficient of Miami, the place he and his cherished made a existence jointly, and plans to maneuver to long island and begin back. however the South isn't via with him yet.
As Mike prepares to depart Miami for sturdy, a nervous father involves him, begging him to aid locate his lacking daughter. She is a depressive morphine addict who lately attempted to take her personal lifestyles. while that failed, she fled to New Orleans to throw herself into the palms of the drug. on the way to aid guard the lady from herself, Shayne musters up the energy to visit the Crescent urban, yet bad risks wait for him in French area.
By Nancy Richler
In the wake of worldwide warfare II, a tender, enigmatic girl named Lily arrives in Montreal on her personal, looking ahead to to be married to a guy she's by no means met. yet, upon seeing her on the educate station, Sol Kramer turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan comes to a decision to marry her as a substitute, and pity becomes a deep and doomed love. it's instantly transparent that Lily isn't really who she claims to be. Her try to dwell out her existence as Lily Kramer shatters while she disappears, leaving a brand new husband and a toddler daughter with just a diary, a wide uncut diamond―and a necessity to discover the truth.
Who is Lily and what occurred to the younger lady whose id she stole? Why has she left and the place did she cross? it really is as much as the daughter Lily deserted to discover the solutions to those questions, as she searches for the mum she may well by no means really be aware of, in The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler.
*Winner of the Canadian Jewish ebook Award
*Short-listed for the 2012 Giller Prize
By Katia Lief
“Jam-packed with middle preventing suspense.” –Book Fetish
ONE chilly evening SHE DISAPPEARED…
New York Police detective Dave Strauss is haunted by means of the single case he couldn’t resolve. A schoolgirl vanished off the streets of Brooklyn, with just a path of blood and a chain of untraceable mobilephone calls from “the Groom” hinting at her destiny. Now the chilly darkish evening has engulfed one other younger girl—but this time she is a part of Dave’s relatives. He and his spouse, Susan, recognize fourteen-year-old Lisa has now not run away, and so they understand her disappearance is not only a sad accident. And as soon as the 1st telephone name comes, they be aware of she’s now not alone….
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By Gloria Skurzynski
Who used to be that guy within the Park carrier uniform who introduced Jack and Ashley Landon into the wilds of Alaska’s Denali nationwide Park in addition to their good friend Nicky Milano? Whoever he was once, he has given them a dogsled journey to yes demise except a person unearths them quickly. Their problems are approximately to get a complete heap deeper because the first rumblings of an avalanche develop into a deafening roar!
In Death earlier than Bedtime, rushing P.R. guy Peter Sargent is invited to the house of a venerable senator to aid strategize his impending run for president. at the evening earlier than he’s to announce, notwithstanding, the senator is murdered in his bed. now not wanted as a political publicist, Sargent unearths himself supporting the police locate the killer. He deftly navigates an eccentric solid of characters, all of whom are suspects: the rebellious daughter; the sycophantic aide; the grieving widow; and the power-hungry governor along with his eye at the senator’s job. by some means, among fascinating the senator’s daughter and glad-handing Washington’s elite, Sargent nonetheless manages to methodically positioned the items into position and sees that politics really is a cut-throat enterprise.
By Michael Innes
While 1/2 the site visitors at a charity masquerade fete at Drool court docket ensue dressed as sheiks, it needs to be greater than natural twist of fate. one among them is the genuine factor, despite the fact that, and Sir John Appleby, grasp detective, discovers that he's in grave probability. whilst one of many pseudo-sheiks is murdered, Appleby unearths himself in the course of a global political main issue.
By Fred Vargas
From the number one bestselling French writer and three-time winner of the Crime Writers' Association's foreign Dagger Award.
When Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the executive of police in Paris's 7th arrondissement, is named to the scene of a ghastly and hugely strange homicide, he thinks it cannot have something to do with the 9 pairs of boots and severed ft chanced on outdoors of London's Highgate Cemetery quite a few days previous. With assistance from the murdered man's talented medical professional, Adamsberg delves into the victim's disturbed psyche and abruptly reveals himself on a course that takes him deep into the haunted earlier of japanese Europe, the place a centuries-old horror has come to lifestyles and is claiming sufferers a ways and wide.
By Doreen Cronin, Kevin Cornell
J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue puppy who's attempting to get pleasure from his retirement after years of acting bold missions saving lives. So he’s now not extraordinarily inspired while chicks named dust and Sugar (who seem like popcorn on legs) and their poultry mother appear difficult his support to discover their lacking siblings. pushed through the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. starts off to trace down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding whatever? Are there darkish forces at work—or is J.J. now not smelling the facts that’s correct in entrance of him?
By Robert Goddard
In the summer season of 1909, an unassuming English bobby crossed paths with Russian royalty. Now, a century later, the key entrusted to him is set to be printed.
Richard Eusden is on his method to paintings in London one unremarkable iciness morning while he's intercepted via his ex-wife, who asks him to ferry an previous connecté case to their good friend Marty Hewitson in Brussels. Richard expects to be again in London in the day, yet in Belgium, Marty is nowhere to be discovered. as a substitute, Richard comes face-to-face with a ruthless kidnapper and his outrageous call for: the connecté case in trade for Marty’s life.
The determined try and store his outdated buddy units Richard off on a race throughout Germany after which north, first to Copenhagen, then to Helsinki. regardless of the contents of the case, they hyperlink a Danish mogul and his family’s darkish mystery to the deaths of numerous blameless humans. And now that key's starting to tug on the threads of a bigger mystery—one related to the destiny of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, final of the Romanovs.