The Investigation

By Jung-myung Lee

Fukuoka felony, 1944. past the criminal partitions the struggle rages; inside of a guy is located brutally murdered. Watanabe, a tender shield with a keenness for studying, is tasked with discovering the killer. The sufferer, Sugiyama – additionally a safeguard – was once feared and despised during the criminal and investigations have slightly all started while a strong inmate confesses. yet Watanabe is unconvinced; and as he interrogates either the suspect and Yun Dong-ju, a skilled Korean poet, he starts to grasp that the fearsome defend was once now not all he looked to be . . . As Watanabe unravels Sugiyama’s ultimate months, he starts to find what's particularly happening within this darkish and violent establishment, which few inmates continue to exist: a guy who will cease at not anything to dig his technique to freedom; a governor whose greed is familiar with no limits; a bit woman whose kite unearths her an not likely buddy. And Yun Dong-ju – the poet whose works carry such good looks they could holiday the toughest of hearts. because the warfare strikes in the direction of its devastating shut and bombs rain down upon the felony, Watanabe realises that he needs to have the ability to guard Yun Dong-ju, it doesn't matter what it takes. His This choice will lead the younger shield again to the research – the place he'll find a devastating fact . . .

Literary Awards
Independent overseas Fiction Prize Nominee for Longlist (2015)

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A Grave Talent: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery)

By Laurie R. King

THE FIRST publication within the KATE MARTINELLI secret SERIES

In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has occurred in a small neighborhood outdoors of San Francisco. a sequence of surprising murders has happened, the sufferers some distance too blameless and defenseless. For lesbian Detective Kate Martinelli, simply promoted to murder and matched with a professional cop who is lower than overjoyed to be passed a eco-friendly accomplice, it is a tough case that simply retains getting harder.

Then the police obtain what seems to be a case-breaking lead: it appears one of many citizens of this bizarre colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century's maximum lady painter and a infamous felon as soon as convicted of a heinous crime.

But what particularly occurred eighteen years in the past? To carry a assassin to justice, Kate needs to delve into the artist's darkish past―even if it capability wasting every thing she holds dear.

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Shot Through Velvet: A Crime of Fashion Mystery

By Ellen Byerrum

Style reporter Lacey Smithsonian is traveling a failing velvet manufacturing facility in Virginia on its ultimate day of operations-and unearths one of many manufacturing facility proprietors lifeless, lashed to a spool of velvet and soaked in blue dye. the employees are extremely joyful, considering that they blamed the "Blue satan" for killing their jobs.

but if one other nickname, the "Velvet Avenger", makes the rounds, and ribbons of blue velvet begin doping up, it can be greater than Lacey's activity at stake-it may be her life...

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(8) (Kurt Wallander)

Det ligger en guy på gatan framför den blå automaten. I handen håller han en vit lapp. Den visar att han har 9765 kronor på sitt konto. Kort dessförinnan har ett taximord inträffat i Ystad. Förövarna är televisionå unga flickor som tycks helt oberörda av gärningen. Helt oväntat lyckas den äldre av dem rymma.

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The Skeleton in the Grass

The Skeleton within the Grass, similar to Robert Barnard's much-acclaimed Out of the Blackout, illuminates an previous time and position: a small English village in 1936, as Franco's troops are conquering Spain and Hitler's legions are getting ready to overrun Europe.The global at huge might be sliding into the abyss of catastrophe, yet lifestyles at Hallam, state seat of the glamorous and well known Hallam kinfolk, nonetheless represents the last word in British civilization. Teatime, with its cucumber sandwiches and cream brownies, keeps because it has for 100 years.It's no longer that the Hallam kinfolk ignores the area outdoor its gracious doorways. to the contrary, Helen and Dennis Hallam care passionately approximately peace and precept, and Dennis dramatically conveys those perspectives to the kingdom in his debatable weekly evaluate column.Avowed pacifists, Helen and Dennis signify a political stance that the villagers distrust and worry. That worry and suspicion flip to nasty pranks while a sinister Fascist significant earnings regulate over the various neighborhood youths. Helen and Dennis, and their sons Oliver and should, develop into the sufferers of merciless scoffs and the type of teasing that results in terror.As the Hallams and villagers develop extra antagonistic, we see the tale in the course of the eyes of Sarah Causeley, and idealistic younger lady who has lately emerge as nursery governess at Hallam. To Sarah, the Hallams signify good looks, brilliance, and style-an idyllic lifestyles in the middle of chaos.But as she watches, the Hallams' international starts off to collapse, and a stressful and unforeseen come upon results in a surprising murder.Much greater than against the law novel, The Skeleton within the Grass is a unprecedented piece of fiction that captures the essence of a relations that captures the essence of a kinfolk and a global near to extinction. With subtlety and talent, Robert Barnard amazes along with his versatility and storytelling strength.

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The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Bk 3)

By Carolyn Keene

Whereas riding a motorboat round the dual Lakes, Nancy and her good friend Helen get stuck in a perilous hurricane. fortunately, they're rescued by means of one other teenage woman in a rowboat. They quickly study that their rescuer is Laura Pendleton, whose mom has lately having gave up the ghost. Laura has come to fulfill up together with her new guardians, yet whatever isn't really rather correct approximately them. Nancy investigates the location, and shortly she stumbles upon a stunning shock within the cellar of a bungalow!

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To Davy Jones Below (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 9)

By Carola Dunn

In overdue 1923 the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard take an ocean voyage to the United States for his or her honeymoon. followed via Daisy's adolescence pal Phillip Petrie, his spouse, Gloria, and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, Daisy and Alec are looking ahead to a delightful, uneventful journey. yet on the final minute they're joined by means of Arbuckle's new buddy, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new spouse, Wanda, a showgirl whom all yet Gotobed are confident is a gold digger of the worst sort.

Then, having slightly lifted anchor, the sea liner is beset through a sequence of suspicious injuries and deaths. With harsh climate and tough seas placing many-including Alec-out of fee because of seasickness, it quickly falls to Daisy to determine what connection there may be among the doubtless unrelated incidents. confident that there's a assassin aboard send, Daisy needs to unmask the offender or culprits prior to a person else-especially herself-falls sufferer.

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The Aviary

By Kathleen O'Dell

Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her entire lifestyles within the crumbling Glendoveer mansion, domestic to a magician's widow, a cage filled with unique birds, and a decades-old secret. Clara loves previous 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 someday, the mynah chicken speaks, and a secret begins to unravel.

Clara discovers darkish secrets and techniques concerning the relatives, and approximately her personal earlier. someway the birds within the aviary appear to be on the middle of all of it, and Clara cannot shake the sensation that they're attempting to inform her whatever. . . .

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Death Trap (A Kate O'Donnell Mystery)

By Patricia Hall

Kate O’Donnell, clean from her adventures in Dead Beat, discovers all over again there’s a darker aspect to London within the Swinging Sixties. - Beatlemania has reached London, yet younger photographer Kate O’Donnell quickly discovers a darker aspect of the town while a prostitute is located murdered off the Portobello highway. A West Indian immigrant, Nelson waterproof coat, is arrested, and simmering racial stress reaches verge of collapse. confident of Nelson’s innocence, Kate determines to trace down the genuine killer. but if her actions allure the eye of infamous gangster King Devine, no longer even Kate’s outdated sparring accomplice DS Harry Barnard can verify her safety.

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