The Fallen One: A Mystery

When popular opera singer Marta Hendriks sees her useless husband in a Paris road, she fears she’s wasting her brain ― or did she really see him?

Marta Hendriks is onstage on the Metropolitan Opera in big apple while she learns of her liked husband’s loss of life in a home hearth. conquer, she collapses and should be carried off the level.

Fast-forward years and numerous treatment periods, and Marta is able to resume her profession. In a stroke of success, she’s employed on the final second to sing Violetta for the Paris Opera. She manages to maintain her feelings less than tight regulate and triumphs within the opening-night functionality. in the course of one in every of her infrequent days off, enjoyable for the 1st time seeing that her husband’s coincidence, anything threatens her newfound peace. while Marta is stuck in a unexpected downpour, she dashes for the look after of a subway station and spots anyone doing an identical. it's her husband. Marta fears she’s wasting her brain – or did she truly see him? again domestic in Toronto, she struggles together with her want for the reality on the precipice of madness.

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The Clue of the Tapping Heels (Nancy Drew, Book 16)

By Carolyn Keene

Hard questions confront Nancy Drew whilst she makes an attempt to resolve the secret of the unusual tapping sounds in the home of a retired actress. who's the tapper? How does he achieve entry to overlook Carter’s residence, regardless of securely locked doorways and home windows? Why do the tapping sounds are available Morse code? Is there a sinister rationale at the back of the prowler’s activities? whereas attempting to research the solutions to those and different difficult questions, Nancy unearths her investigations complex through the cheating administrator of a will and through a thief who steals the actress’s prize Persian cats.

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Laugh Till You Cry

By Joan Lowery Nixon

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Cody doesn’t like Texas. He and his mother have been in simple terms alleged to spend the summer time there, aiding out his grandmother. yet Cody’s grandmother is ailing and wishes them to stick. Now he’s the recent child on the neighborhood center college and all his associates are again in California. You’d imagine Cody’s cousin Hayden might exhibit him the ropes. not just is Hayden within the comparable grade, he lives round the corner. yet Hayden doesn’t wish whatever to do with Cody.

Cody’s success starts off to alter whilst he befriends Officer Ramsey, a policeman and aspiring stand-up comedian. Officer Ramsey appreciates Cody’s jokes lots, he can pay Cody for the fabric! yet it’s no guffawing subject whilst a criminal offense is devoted in class and Cody turns into a suspect. Cody goes to want greater than jokes to resolve this mystery—and transparent his name.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Watch for Me by Moonlight: A Midnight Twins Novel

By Jacquelyn Mitchard

Within the 3rd ebook of the hour of darkness Twins trilogy, Mally and Merry?s supernatural dream visions are placed to the try out whilst their child brother is abducted? and by way of anyone who has grown very with reference to the Brynn family.

in the meantime, Meredith is distracted via the unusual new boy on the town. yet there?s one challenge together with her new romance: he?s a ghost from the earlier, a boy who really died within the Vietnam conflict and is being affected by his soul.

Mallory needs to aid her sister enable pass of a love that used to be by no means intended to be?and the twins needs to come jointly and use their powers to save lots of their child brother.

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Delicious and Suspicious (Memphis Barbeque Mystery, Book 1)

By Riley Adams

Welcome to Aunt Pat's barbeque eating place, which serves up Memphis enjoyable with a facet order of murder.

Recipes incorporated.

Named in honor of Lulu Taylor's nice aunt, Aunt Pat's family-run Memphis eating place is understood for its ribs and highly spiced cornbread. yet now the Taylor relations should be recognized for murder...

Rebecca Adrian got here to Memphis to suss out the simplest neighborhood BBQ for a favorite Cooking Channel convey. difficulty is, a secret aspect has killed her-and now all palms are pointing to Aunt Pat's eating place. Horrified that her family members is being accused of homicide, Lulu fires up her investigative talents to resolve the crime ahead of another person will get skewered.

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Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano Series)

From the writer of the New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano secret sequence, twenty-one brief tales spanning the liked detective’s occupation
 
Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen well known novels, and now in Montalbano’s First Case and different Stories, Andrea Camilleri has chosen twenty-one brief tales, written along with his trademark wit and humor, that stick to Italy’s well-known detective via spotlight circumstances of his profession. From the identify tale, that includes a tender deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to “Montalbano Says No,” during which the inspector makes a late-night name to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this assortment is an important addition to any Inspector Montalbano fan’s bookshelf and an excellent strategy to introduce readers to the the world over bestselling sequence.

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The Shape of Snakes

By Minette Walters

The Edgar Award-winning, bestselling writer hailed by means of The Washington put up e-book World as "a grasp of the macabre who imbues her novels with an intensely eerie surroundings" weaves an fabulous story of poser, intrigue, and revenge.

In simply seven years, Minette Walters has burst from the ranks of puzzle writers to develop into a bestselling writer across the world and cutting-edge preeminent practitioner of mental suspense. With consistent comparisons to P. D. James and Ruth Rendell and a starting to be American viewers, Walters is poised for breakout luck with The form of Snakes, her most interesting, and such a lot finely wrought, novel yet.

November 1978. The wintry weather of discontent. Britain is on strike. The lifeless lie unburied, rubbish piles within the streets-and someplace in West London a black girl dies in a rain-filled gutter. referred to as "Mad Annie," she was once despised through her neighbors.

Her passing could have long past unmourned and left out yet for the younger lady who reveals her and who believes-apparently opposed to reason-that Annie was once murdered.

But regardless of the fact approximately Annie-whether she used to be as mad as her pals claimed, no matter if she lived in squalor because the police stated, even if she cruelly mistreated the cats stumbled on ravenous in her house-something handed among her and Mrs. Ranelagh within the second of loss of life that binds this one girl to her reason for the following twenty years.

But why is Mrs. Ranelagh so confident it was once homicide, while, via her personal account, Annie died with no talking? Why does the topic make her husband so offended that he refuses to speak about what occurred that evening? And why could any lady spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth-unless her purposes are own?

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The Memory of Water

By Karen White

At the evening their mom drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland become aware of there's a couple of type of dying. there's the loss of life of innocence, of affection, and of desire. each one sister harbors a mystery approximately that night-secrets that may erode their lives as they develop into maturity.

After ten years of silence among the sisters, Marnie is named again to the South Carolina Lowcountry by means of Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His younger son has lower back from a crusing journey along with his emotionally volatile mom, and he's refusing to talk. that allows you to support the traumatized boy, Marnie needs to reopen outdated wounds and produce the darkest stories in their prior to the outside. and she or he needs to confront Diana, earlier than all of them pass less than.

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Playback

By Raymond Chandler

Marlowe is employed by way of an influential legal professional he is by no means herd of to tail a stunning redhead, yet comes to a decision he prefers to aid out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's homicide, yet her spouse's father prefers to not take the court's be aware for it.

"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of la with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald

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