The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (Vish Puri Mysteries (Paperback))
By Tarquin Hall
The newest adventures of Indian detective Vish Puri keeps the sequence that “immediately joins the No. 1 girls’ Detective enterprise as representing the easiest in overseas cozies” (Booklist, starred review).
Murder isn't any guffawing matter.
Yet a well-known Indian scientist dies in a healthy of giggles while a Hindu goddess appears to be like from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest.
The just one guffawing now's the most suspect, a strong guru named Maharaj Swami, who turns out to have performed away together with his so much vocal critic.
Vish Puri, India’s such a lot inner most Investigator, grasp of conceal and lover of all issues fried and highly spiced, doesn’t think the homicide is a supernatural prevalence, and proving who particularly killed Dr. Suresh Jha would require the entire detective’s earthly colleges. To get on the fact, he and his workforce of undercover operatives—Facecream, Tubelight, and Flush—travel from the slum the place India’s hereditary magicians needs to be persuaded to bare their secrets and techniques to the holy urban of Haridwar at the Ganges.
How did the homicide weapon miraculously disintegrate into ash? Will Maharaj Swami have the final chortle? and maybe extra very important, why is Puri’s spouse, Rumpi, chasing petty criminals together with his Mummy-ji while she could be at domestic making his rotis?
Stopping in basic terms to indulge his abundant Punjabi urge for food, Puri uncovers an online of spirituality, technological know-how, and sin specified within the annals of crime.
By Rosemary Aubert
At a questionable literary occasion in a seedy bar within the Toronto of the 1980's, a 40-something lady meets the proverbial darkish, good-looking stranger. Lulled through poetry, track and drink, she starts off a dating with an individual whose prior, current and chancy destiny appear to be created out of not anything. As she struggles to determine who and what this individual rather is, she is drawn increasingly more deeply into the sensuous seize of his compelling sexuality. In an age sooner than fb, Twitter and Wikipedia, she has no method to study the real id of the guy who's quickly claiming progressively more of her existence. And finally, no approach to determine easy methods to escape...
By Philip Kerr
Philip Kerr’s Berlin Noir trilogy—featuring the cruel, fast-talking, noirish detective Bernie Gunther—is a publishing phenomenon that keeps to win new enthusiasts greater than fifteen years after its preliminary ebook. Kerr has introduced Bernie again in a hugely expected mystery that may pride lovers of the unique books and allure new recognition to the backlist. it truly is 1949 and—after being compelled to serve within the SS within the killing fields of Ukraine—Bernie has moved to Munich to reestablish himself as a personal investigator. while the attractive Frau Britta Warzok hires him for an it appears basic task, Bernie’s suspicions flare however the cash is just too stable to show down. quickly, Bernie is at the run, simply because in a defeated and divided Germany, it’s challenging to grasp associates from enemies, the single from the opposite.
Woken by way of the phone, Mike Shayne is disoriented. although he has been on my own on account that his spouse used to be murdered, he has no longer gotten used to napping through himself. The voice at the different finish of the phone snaps him again into truth. It’s his good friend Clem Wilson, calling from a filling station open air of Miami, and there's terror in his voice. He has time for only a few phrases sooner than Shayne hears the crack of damaged glass and the thud of a falling body.
by the point he reaches the filling station, the police are already there and Wilson has bullets in his chest—and both of them could were sufficient to kill him. Clem Wilson used to be combined up in anything he couldn’t deal with, and if Mike Shayne can’t put aside his grief and resolve the secret, his good friend usually are not the final to die.
By Laurie R. King
En path to San Francisco to settle her family’s property, Mary Russell, within the corporation of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and much more troubling habit. In 1906, whilst Mary used to be six, the town used to be devastated via a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived in other places on the time. yet Holmes is familiar with better.
Soon it really is transparent that no matter what unpleasantness Mary desired to put out of your mind hasn’t forgotten her. a sequence of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unstated secrets and techniques of a parent’s marriage and the tragic “accident” that Mary by myself survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten prior by no means dies . . . and it will probably kill back.
By F. Paul Wilson
Every person loves senior Carson Toliver, the captain and quarterback of the soccer crew, heartthrob of South Burlington County neighborhood High—especially the women. Even Jack’s ally Weezy has a overwhelm on him. and in contrast to lots of the renowned children in class, he’s now not caught up. Jack even sees him protecting a piney child who's being bullied within the corridor. that's why Jack is so stunned whilst Weezy tells him that Carson took her on a date and attacked her.
Jack attempts to persuade her to record Carson, yet Weezy may really simply disregard it ever occurred. She begs him to not inform a person, and Jack reluctantly is of the same opinion. yet then Carson begins telling his personal model of what occurred that evening and unexpectedly everyone seems to be calling her “Easy Weezy.” Jack’s situation turns to rage. Carson should be taught a lesson. With assistance from the pineys—reclusive population of the mysterious Jersey Pine Barrens who've secrets and techniques in their own—Jack unearths the way to distinctive mystery vengeance…
In F. Paul Wilson's 3rd younger grownup novel, the teenage Jack demonstrates the talents that might serve him later in existence because the city mercenary referred to as Repairman Jack.
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In her vintage Three Act Tragedy, the mostly unflappable Poirot faces his such a lot baffling research: the possible motiveless homicide of the 13th visitor at banquet, who choked to demise on a cocktail containing no longer a hint of poison.
By Ridley Pearson
The 5 country Keepers and their middle acquaintances have exposed a startling fact: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic occasion that may have repercussions a long way past the area of Disney.
Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage during the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms discover a puzzle hidden in the pages of a stolen magazine. the purpose of that puzzle will demonstrate itself within the caves of Aruba, the zip traces of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A damaging strength, dormant for many years, is set to be unleashed. The 5 state Keepers are to be its first sufferers.
By Steve Martini
A daring and winning scheme to outwit the most important avid gamers in publishing and picture animates this novel via the bestselling writer of The Judge--a suspenseful mystery within which the cost of popularity turns into terror.Gable Cooper has penned a unique to kill for. Six million money in e-book and movie rights are looming simply off the desk for this unknown writer. yet there's a challenge: Gable Cooper does not exist.Abby Chandlis is an legal professional grew to become novelist and the author of Gable Cooper. In an age whilst glamour, no longer grammar, is usually the key to promoting books, Abby has an exciting plan to maintain her writing occupation alive: discover a charismatic male face to pose because the phantom writer for the knock-dead mystery she has written.Jack Jermaine is a guy with harmful attractiveness and a shadowy earlier. proficient by way of the army to kill, his obsession is to pen a blockbuster ebook. He has a trunk choked with rejected manuscripts and a gnawing challenge that has became him sour: Jack cannot write.Desperate to discover a guy to play the position of Gable Cooper, Abby is set to renounce while Jack forces his approach into her existence. Reluctantly she is confident that Jack's humor and appears will clinch luck for her novel. She makes use of her felony wits and makes a care for the satan. Jack turns into Gable Cooper.When Jack is propelled into the orbit of megastar, Abby unearths herself instantly seduced and trapped by means of her personal construction. good fortune turns to terror. the tale careens from the Pacific Northwest to long island urban and eventually during the islands of the Caribbean as Abby races for her lifestyles to the only individual she will be able to trust--the one one that can turn out to the area that she wrote the unconventional, and positioned an finish to the nightmare that was her dream, the dream of constructing The List.
By Oliver Bowden
It’s the Golden Age of Piracy—a time whilst greed, ambition and corruption triumph over all loyalties—and a brash younger captain, Edward Kenway, is making his identify recognized for being one of many maximum pirates of his time.
In the bright new novel, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, notice the tale of ways Edward, a tender privateer, turned one of many world's most threatening pirates and was once drawn into the centuries-old conflict among the Templars and the Assassins.