Strip for Violence by Ed Lacy

By Ed Lacy

She used to be a dear name lady and spending an evening along with her got here excessive. yet he by no means figured on a value as excessive as homicide. The photo did justice to her beneficiant records. Any inner most eye may take pleasure in monitoring her down, and Hal Darling used to be no exception. Her identify used to be Marion resort. She'd placed her amazing physique to reliable use as a choice woman sooner than she'd dropped out of sight nearly a 12 months earlier than. Hal used to be being paid a fortune to discover her. yet another person was once additionally searching for Marion--with a knife. Hal needed to get her speedy, or the killer may strike first.

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Borderliners by Peter Høeg

By Peter Høeg

Nationwide Bestseller Strange issues are taking place at Biehl's Academy whilst this elite institution opens its doorways to a bunch of orphans and reform-school rejects, teenagers on the finish of the system's tether. however the university is administered via a unusual algorithm through which each minute is regimented and regulated. the kids quickly suspect that they're guinea pigs in a strange social scan, and that their simply desire of break out is to wreck via a deadly threshold of time and house. Peter H?eg's "brilliant" and dystopian Borderliners is a "uniquely philosophical mystery" (Boston Sunday Globe) and a haunting tale of early life travail and wish.

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The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun

By Lilian Jackson Braun

The twentieth addition to the terrific, bestselling "Cat Who . . . " secret sequence reveals Lilian Jackson Braun in positive shape. it truly is spring in Moose County and newspaper columnist Jim Qwilleran and his impressive pussycats, Koko and Yum Yum, are stuck up in intrigue once more, this time investigating the dying of an aged girl in a suspicious fireplace and the mysterious break-in on the newly opened paintings museum (Mystery/Detective)

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Big City, Bad Blood: A Novel by Sean Chercover

By Sean Chercover

A disappointed newspaper reporter became inner most detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't really attempting to keep the realm. He simply desires to do a good activity, and do it good. but if doing a good activity threatens society's strongest and corrupt, Ray's odds for survival make for a sucker's guess. . . . whereas engaged on a film in Chicago, Hollywood destinations supervisor Bob Loniski observed anything he wouldn't have. Now he is a prosecution witness opposed to a suspected member of the Chicago Outfit. Petrified, he involves Ray for cover. Ray's mob contacts insist that they've no real interest in Loniski, so he's taking the bodyguard gig. Then humans commence demise and every little thing is going to hell. Ray's research results in a stash of blackmail records regarding the intercourse exchange, Washington political corruption, and a dangerous strength fight between Chicago's equipped crime bosses—setting the FBI, the Chicago police, and the mob on his tail. He now holds facts opposed to top-ranking police officers and politicians . . . yet with the road among reliable and undesirable blurring, he does not recognize who he can belief. If he does the fitting factor, Ray is certain to die. but when he does not, how can he reside with himself? From the again alleys of Chicago to the man-sions of Beverly Hills to the corridors of energy in Washington, D.C., Sean Chercover's titanic urban, undesirable Blood propels readers relentlessly ahead on a bullet-fast, adrenaline-pumping journey they won't quickly disregard.

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Valis (Vintage) by Philip K. Dick

By Philip K. Dick

Valis is the 1st publication in Philip ok. Dick's incomparable ultimate trio of novels (the others being are The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer). This disorienting and bleakly humorous paintings is ready a schizophrenic hero named Horselover fats; the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and fact as printed via a red laser. Valis is a theological detective tale, within which God is either a lacking individual and the culprit of the final word crime."The incontrovertible fact that what Dick is pleasing us approximately is truth and insanity, time and dying, sin and salvation--this has escaped such a lot critics. no one notices that we've got our personal homegrown Borges, and feature had him for thirty years."--Ursula okay. Le Guin, New Republic

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Wait for What Will Come by Barbara Michaels

By Barbara Michaels

The final of an historic Cornish extended family, Carla Tregellas has inherited her old ancestral domestic: a tremendous mansion looming excessive up at the jagged cliffs of Cornwall. From the instant Carla takes ownership of the grand manor she feels correct at domestic, warmly welcomed via everybody— other than the unusual and secretive housekeeper, Mrs. Pendennis, who warns the hot proprietor of the tragic, inevitable destiny that may absolutely befall her if she doesn't go away straight away. yet Carla can't depart, for the unseen bonds of a dismal kinfolk curse are starting to tighten . . . and a demon lover waits.

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California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker

By T. Jefferson Parker

The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys isn't any more—unrecognizably altered because the afternoon in 1954 while Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, whereas five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. the hot decade has ushered within the period of Johnson, hippies, John Birchers, and LSD. Clay turns into a casualty of a distant jungle struggle. Nick turns into a cop, Andy a reporter, David a minister. And a bad crime touches all of them in methods they can by no means have expected whilst the mutilated corpse of teenybopper good looks queen Janelle Vonn is came across in an deserted warehouse.

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