By Kirby Gann

A demise drug kingpin enslaved to the reminiscence of his useless spouse; a tender lady torn among a promising destiny and the hardscrabble international she grew up in; a mom keen to do whatever to gas her habit to drugs; and her youngest son, looking for the reality at the back of his older brother's disappearance, are only a few of the unforgettable characters that populate Ghosting, Kirby Gann's lush and lyrical novel of relatives and neighborhood, and the binds that could either bond and betray.

Fleece Skaggs has disappeared, besides drug broker Lawrence Gruel's reefer harvest. figuring out that tips on how to realize what occurred to his older brother is to take his position as a drug runner for Gruel, James Cole plunges right into a darkish underworld of gear, violence, and lengthy hidden family members secrets and techniques, the place getting to know what occurred to his brother may possibly rate him his life.

A genre-subverting literary secret informed from the alternating standpoint of alternative characters, Ghosting is either an easy quest for the truth—what precisely occurred to Fleece Skaggs?—and a posh attention of human frailty.

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The Aviary

By Kathleen O'Dell

Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her entire existence within the crumbling Glendoveer mansion, domestic to a magician's widow, a cage jam-packed with unique birds, and a decades-old secret. Clara loves outdated Mrs. Glendoveer, however the birds within the aviary frighten her—they regularly appear to screech and squall at any time when she's close to. after which in the future, the mynah chook speaks, and a secret begins to unravel.

Clara discovers darkish secrets and techniques concerning the family members, and approximately her personal prior. by some means the birds within the aviary appear to be on the heart of all of it, and Clara cannot shake the sensation that they're attempting to inform her anything. . . .

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There Goes the Bride: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)

By M. C. Beaton

Much because it is going opposed to the grain, Agatha Raisin is attempting to be a great game. even supposing her ex-husband James Lacey's upcoming marriage to the gorgeous Felicity Bross-Tilkington fills her middle with dread, she takes a holiday from her profitable detective business enterprise to wait the marriage. it kind of feels like a good suggestion on the time―especially seeing that Agatha's had her attractions at the très handsome Frenchman Sylvan. yet once she lays eyes on James, she realizes she's nonetheless desperately in love. Then, simply moments earlier than announcing "I do," Felicity is shot. And now Agatha―highly aggressive, hopelessly romantic, and no stranger to scandal―is named the leading suspect for murder….

There is going the Bride shows bestselling secret writer M.C. Beaton on the most sensible of her game.

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The High Window

By Raymond Chandler

A prosperous Pasadena widow with an average streak, a lacking daughter-in-law with a earlier, and a gold coin worthy a small fortune—the components do not fairly upload up till Marlowe discovers facts of homicide, rape, blackmail, and the worst form of human exploitation.

"Raymond Chandler is a celebrity of the 1st magnitude."-- Erle Stanley Gardner

"Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who's hard-boiled sufficient to be convincing . . . and that's no suggest achievement." -- the hot York occasions

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A Plague of Secrets

By John Lescroart

Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt return

whilst high-grade marijuana is located on a coffee-shop supervisor murdered in San Francisco, it means that the shop's proprietor, Maya Townshend, can be at the back of greater than a caffeine repair. but if one other homicide exposes a drug-buying A-list big name and political customers, a tabloid-fueled controversy takes the research into the nation-states of conspiracy and canopy up.

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Death Likes It Hot (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

In Death Likes it Hot, rushing P.R. guy Peter Sargeant travels out to a fancy seashore neighborhood to aid a filthy rich socialite plan an end-of-summer occasion. His delight in the solar, the surf, and the corporate of a stunning younger style reporter is interrupted by means of the demise of the socialite's niece: she mysteriously drowns whereas swimming on a crowded seashore. nobody suspects homicide till the police discover a deadly dose of slumbering capsules in her process. As Sargeant watches the police's research spread, he retains a watch at the grieving socialite; the victim's recognized painter husband; a suspiciously cheery brother and sister; and a garrulous tabloid columnist. Now, rather than making plans visitor lists, wine offerings, and menus, Sargeant is confronted with a killer in contrast to he is ever confronted: hugely refined, devilishly smart, and simply as tender as he is.

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By William Peter Blatty

Just in time for the fortieth anniversary of The Exorcist -- Legion, a vintage story of horror, is again in print!

A younger boy is located horribly murdered in a ridicule crucifixion. Is the assassin the aged girl who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can now not undergo the discomfort lifestyles inflicts on its sufferers? A psychiatrist with a macabre humorousness and a accountable mystery? A mysterious psychological sufferer, locked in silent isolation?

Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering path that hyperlinks these kinds of humans, confronting a brand new enigma at each flip while extra murders floor. Why does every one sufferer undergo an analogous dreadful mutilations? Why are of the sufferers monks? Is there a connection among these crimes and one other sequence of murders that came about twelve years ago―and supposedly ended with the loss of life of the killer?

Legion is a unique of breathtaking strength and suspense. yet greater than this, it's a rare trip into the uncharted depths of the human brain and the main agonizing questions of the human condition.

The solutions are printed in a climax so beautiful that it may well merely were written by way of the writer of The Exorcist―William Peter Blatty.

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The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Novels of Ancient Rome)

By Steven Saylor

The Roman civil struggle has come to its end – Pompey is useless, Egypt is firmly less than the keep an eye on of Cleopatra (with the aid of Rome's legions), and for the 1st time in lots of years Julius Caesar has lower back to Rome itself. Appointed by means of the Senate as Dictator, town abounds with rumors saying that Caesar needs to be made King – the 1st such that Rome has had in centuries. And that no longer all of his competition has been crushed.

Gordianus, lately lower back from Egypt along with his spouse Bethesda, is basically retired from his earlier career of ‘Finder' yet even he can't refuse the decision of Calpurnia, Caesar's spouse. bothered through desires foretelling catastrophe and fearing a conspiracy opposed to the lifetime of Caesar, she had employed a person to enquire the rumors. yet that individual, a detailed pal of Gordianus, has simply grew to become up lifeless – murdered -- on her doorstep. With 4 successive Triumphs for Caesar's army victories scheduled for the arriving days, and Caesar extra uncovered to possibility than ever sooner than, Calpurnia wishes Gordianus to discover the reality in the back of the rumored conspiracies -- to guard Caesar's lifestyles, prior to it really is too overdue. No fan of Caesar's, Gordianus is of the same opinion to assist – yet merely to discover the assassin who killed his pal. yet as soon as an research is began, there is no controlling what it is going to happen, who it's going to installed risk, and the place it's going to end.

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