The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Christie’s vintage Murder within the Mews offers 4 mystifying legal conundrums that may heavily try out the very best detecting abilities of the unflappable Poirot.
By Michael Dibdin
Aurelio Zen—cynical and difficult, but worn down from years of legislations enforcement—has simply been given the worst task he may possibly think. He has been despatched to the center of adversarial territory: Sicily, the traditional, attractive island the place blood has been recognized to move like wine, and the excellence among the police and the criminals is a good one. Even worse, he has been despatched to secret agent at the elite anti-Mafia squad.The in simple terms factor that makes the task palatable—and takes his brain off regimen information just like the rotting physique present in a distant teach car—is that Zen's followed daughter, Carla, is additionally on the town. yet existence turns into precarious for Carla whilst she stumbles upon a few info she'd be at an advantage no longer figuring out and befriends an area Justice of the Peace at the Mafia's such a lot sought after record. What ensues is a breakneck plot of fantastic complexity that culminates in a gorgeous finale. Blood Rain, emotionally gripping and defiantly unique, is definitely one in all Dibdin's best works.
By Carola Dunn
It's Spring 1923 and love is in bloom because the Honourable Phillip Petrie unearths himself absolutely smitten with pass over Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire. yet sooner than the enthusiastic suitor can pop the query, his cherished is kidnapped through kidnappers.
As Gloria's distraught father starts assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists his youth good friend, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple to aid him get better his lacking sweetheart. Strictly forbidden to touch the police, Daisy needs to withstand the temptation to convey her occasional collaborator Scotland Yard's Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher into the case. yet as she closes in at the abductors' rural hideway, she starts off to suspect that Gloria isn't the one reasonable damsel whose existence hangs within the balance...
By Mary Roberts Rinehart
The guy in reduce Ten (serialized in magazines in 1906) was once released as a singular in 1910, and instantly rose to quantity 4 at the best-seller record. Combining homicide, secret, and romance, Rinehart’s celebrated novel is certain to maintain readers in pleasant suspense.
In order to choose up felony papers in one other urban, a tender attorney, Lawrence Blakely, needs to go back and forth from Pittsburgh to Baltimore on what he expects to be a humdrum educate experience. but the journey speedy turns into whatever yet uninteresting; Blakely’s papers are stolen, and his vehicle bunk “lower ten” is occupied by way of a useless physique. yet that’s no longer all Blakely unearths himself in the course of. He additionally grapples with a dangerous educate break, a ghostly haunting, and an attractive but potentially harmful love interest.
By William Campbell Gault
Brock's boyhood idol strikes in round the corner sooner than vanishing and leaving a physique in his wake
In Hollywood's golden age, there has been no finer swashbuckler than Fortney Grange. many years after he final swung on a chandelier, Grange is sort of forgotten, his legacy surviving purely in fuzzy black-and-white at the late-late motion picture channel. yet to Brock Callahan, Grange is still a hero. while his idol shacks up with the elderly widow round the corner, the ex-private investigator is starstruck. It takes a homicide for the celluloid sheen to start to fade.
A unusual pair of Arizona blackmailers takes up place of abode in a van open air Grange's condominium. Grange and his new female friend disappear, and some days later, his agent is located useless. although it breaks his center, Callahan is compelled to enquire the fellow who has given him lots pleasure. and it'll take greater than swordplay for this getting older daredevil to flee the chair.
By Meg Rosoff
Printz Award-winning writer Meg Rosoff's most modern novel is a beautiful and unforgettable page-turner in regards to the dating among mom and dad and youngsters, love and loss. a countrywide publication Award finalist!
Mila has a superb expertise for studying a room—sensing hidden evidence and unstated feelings from clues that others put out of your mind. So whilst her father’s ally, Matthew, is going lacking from his upstate big apple domestic, Mila and her loved father commute from London to discover him. She collects information regarding Matthew from his assets, from his spouse and child, from the puppy he left at the back of and from the ghosts of his past—slowly piecing jointly the tale each person else has overlooked. yet simply while she’s closest to fixing the secret, a stunning betrayal calls into query her belief within the one individual she concept she might learn best.
* “Teeming with complicated grownup problems—infidelity, marital cave in, the demise of a child—this thought-provoking coming-of-age tale calls for that readers be at the least as mature as Mila as she confronts disagreeable truths. … Mila’s sharp observations of the folks she meets and the wintry weather panorama upload a clean, poetic air of secrecy to her discoveries and the radical as a whole.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
* “With robust characters and a well-articulated plot, Picture Me Gone is a great addition to any assortment. the writer effectively captures this mature adolescent's view of adults with out condescension or judgment, a feat useful of compliment. complicated matters are handled, and, precise to the novel's trajectory, a tidy finishing may were misplaced. Rosoff doesn't disappoint.”—School Library Journal starred review
* “A exceptional depiction of the complexity of human relationships in a narrative that is instantly contemplative and suspenseful.” —Kirkus starred review
By Faye Kellerman
A diamond broker and his whole relations have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling l. a. manor, leaving the property undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Peter Decker is stumped—faced with a complicated case riddled with lifeless ends. Then a moment broker is located murdered in ny, catapulting Decker and his spouse, Rina, right into a twisted maze of homicide and intrigue that spans the globe . . . in basic terms to the touch down dangerously of their personal backyard.
By Charlie Lovett
Amor y obsesión se unen en una historia sobre el enigma de Shakespeare.Tras l. a. muerte de su esposa Amanda, Peter Byerly, coleccionista y vendedor de libros antiguos, deja Estados Unidos y se retira del mundo. Nueve meses más tarde, Peter, instalado ya en una casita de l. a. campiña inglesa, se atreve por fin a entrar de nuevo en una librería de viejo. Mientras hojea un guide del siglo XVIII sobre falsificaciones de escritores clásicos, encuentra entre las páginas del libro una acuarela victoriana que representa a una mujer idéntica a Amanda. Peter, obsesionado por averiguar quiénes fueron el autor y l. a. mujer del retrato, se embarca en una investigación que le permitirá resolver uno de los debates más controvertidos de l. a. historia de l. a. literatura: los angeles verdadera identidad de las obras atribuidas a William Shakespeare.El coleccionista de libros es una unique novela de misterio que nos lleva desde los angeles actualidad hasta el mundo de Shakespeare, pasando por los angeles Inglaterra del siglo XIX. Asimismo es un canto de amor a los libros destinado a hacer las delicias de todos los amantes de los angeles lectura. «Una fascinante novela de intriga literaria que te mantiene en vilo hasta su apasionante final.»
By Colin Dexter
"[Morse is] the main prickly, immodest, and surely superb detective seeing that Hercule Poirot."
--The manhattan occasions e-book Review
Inspector Morse isn't really yes what to make of the truncated physique stumbled on dumped within the Oxford Canal, yet he suspects it can be all that is left of an aged Oxford don final visible boarding the London educate a number of days sooner than. regardless of the fact, the inspector is aware it will not be simple--it by no means is. As he retraces Professor Browne-Smith's path via a London netherworld of topless bars and fancy bordellos, his forebodings are fulfilled. The facts mounts; so do the our bodies. So Morse downs one other pint, unleashes his pit bull instincts, and solves a secret that defies all logic.
"[Dexter] is a magician with personality, tale development, and the English language. . . . Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre."
"It is a satisfaction to observe this significant, quirky guy deduce."
--Minneapolis megastar & Tribune
By Uyen Nicole Duong
Award-Winning Finalist within the Fiction: Multicultural class of the 2012 overseas publication Awards
Mimi (the protagonist of Mimi and Her Mirror) is a winning younger Vietnamese immigrant working towards legislations in Washington, D.C. whilst the postcards start to arrive. Postmarked from Thailand, each one hand-drawn card is fantastically rendered and signed easily "Nam." Mimi does not realize the identify, yet Nam evidently is aware her good, spurring her to release what's going to develop into a decade-long quest to discover him. As her seek progresses, long-repressed thoughts start to bubble to the skin: her formative years in Nineteen Seventies Vietnam in a small alley in pre-Communist Saigon. again then, who was once her ally in addition to her brother's playmate, and what did paintings have something to do with the alleys of her youth? What used to be the dream of those youngsters then? What occurred while those young children have been separated via the top of the Vietnam struggle, their lives diverged onto assorted paths: one to freedom and chance, the opposite to tragedy and ache? Now Mimi needs to discover the secret of the postcards, together with what may need occurred to the folk who the place much less lucky: those that escaped the ravaged place of birth via boat after the autumn of Saigon. whilst the secret is solved, Mimi has to make a answer: what can in all probability reunite the youngsters from the alley of her youth even if the alley exists not more?