By R. T. Jordan
The enduring Polly Pepper, musical comedy famous person of yesteryear, is experiencing somewhat a qualified dry spell— she will slightly hold her checking account afloat, not to mention her occupation. So whilst the nefarious Laura Crawford, scene-stealing former solid mate and perpetual diva, proposes a Polly Pepper Playhouse reunion cruise, Polly is on board, full-steam forward. yet she quickly realizes that Hollywood at the high-seas could be not anything wanting a shipwreck. . .
Packed to the gills with has-beens, D-listers, and sycophantic lovers, Polly's famous person cruise can be a send of fools, and it's sinking quick. If that weren't sufficient, Polly's tiny room, troubling loss of champagne, and obligatory visual appeal agenda depart her feeling greater than a bit murderous in the direction of Laura. regrettably, that send already sailed! Laura is located lifeless the following morning, slain through Season Six of The Polly Pepper Playhouse field set—the creditors DVD ruthlessly sharpened to a razor's edge.
Polly instantly starts off fishing for clues, and her first large capture is pianist-at-sea Lawrence Deerfield, whose profession sank while Laura maliciously reduce him from a contemporary degree construction. yet Polly should solid a much wider web to seize this killer—with a ship's worthy of burned forged associates, spurned fans, and obsessed enthusiasts there are many different factors within the sea.
When Polly herself is accused of the crime she understands it's time to form up or send out. If she can't resolve this maritime secret the shrewdpermanent killer might ship Polly's complete career—and even her life—overboard.
By Michael Wallace
In 1676, an not likely pair—a younger Puritan widow and an English spy—journeys throughout a land the place greed and treachery abound.
Prudence Cotton has lately misplaced her husband and is wanting to locate her daughter, captured by way of the Nipmuk tribe in the course of King Philip’s conflict. She’s confident her daughter is alive yet can't music her into the desolate tract by myself. support arrives within the type of James Bailey, an agent of the crown despatched to Boston to enquire the homicide of Prudence’s husband and to covertly reason a disturbance that will provide the king simply reason to put in royal governors. After his associate is murdered, James wishes aid too. He moves a care for Prudence, and jointly they traverse the forbidding New England panorama trying to find clues. What they confront within the wilderness—and what they notice approximately each one other—could endlessly swap their allegiances and change their destinies.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Benny's interest, whereas staying in a fishing village, results in shooting a swindler.
By Louise Penny
"Few writers in any style can fit Penny's skill to mix heartbreak and hope." –Publishers Weekly (starred review)
It is wintry weather Carnival in Quebec urban, bitterly chilly and surpassingly appealing. leader Inspector Armand Gamache has come to not sign up for the revels yet to get over an research long past hauntingly flawed. yet violent dying is inescapable, even within the obvious sanctuary of the Literary and ancient Society--where an obsessive historian's quest for the is still of the founding father of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, leads to homicide. may possibly a mystery buried with Champlain for almost 400 years be so dreadful that somebody could kill to guard it?
Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of 3 Pines, the place cherished Bistro proprietor Olivier was once lately convicted of homicide. "It does not make sense," Olivier's companion writes each day. "He did not do it, you know."
As earlier and current collide during this fantastic novel, Gamache needs to relive a negative occasion from his personal earlier earlier than he can start to bury his dead.
By Sharath Komarraju
Mumbai. 2150 advert. India is the world's greatest monetary powerhouse, an international provider of robots. on the seat of all improvement within the nation is the IIR, the Indian Institute of Robotics. Its be aware is gospel. Its prestige is unmatched.
Then Anil Srinivasan, one of many Institute's optimal roboticists, will get murdered at a public functionality. Poisoned by way of his personal robot.
The case falls into the lap of Dhaval Malik on the CBI. together with his dismal case list, no longer fixing this may suggest demotion, even suspension. however the humans in strength counter him at each step. because the research leads him deeper and deeper into the maze-like edifice on which the rustic is equipped, Dhaval unearths himself cornered. determined. Helpless.
Aid arrives, although, from an not going resource: the robots themselves.
The trip takes Dhaval into the darkish locked rooms of the IIR, the place previous, musty secrets and techniques linger. It takes him into the robot's brain, and it really is right here that he needs to locate his solutions. In silicon perceptrons. In flashes of electrical indications that create emotion and proposal within the machines. within the holes of the Loyalty internet, a neural community that stops a robotic from ever hurting a person. In his grandfather's reminiscence. In himself.
Science fiction and secret mix seamlessly during this futuristic novel. learn it this present day.
By Mary Daheim
The picturesque city of Alpine within the Cascade Mountains is decked out in Christmas cheer, yet on the Alpine recommend, editor and writer Emma Lord is fretting over how her brother and her son—both priests—will react to her affair with Sheriff Milo stay away from. one other kin is making a song the blues whilst Postmaster Roy Everson exhibits up with bones which could belong to his mom, who’s been lacking for 16 years. however the most annoying discovery is the decomposed corpse present in a cave on Mount Sawyer. while Milo returns from his circle of relatives ordeal, he and Emma attempt to locate time clear of the unnerving research to reunite. yet they’ve drawn the eye of a dogged killer who thinks the enthusiasts’ bliss is to die for . . . actually. Scandal, intrigue, wish, and premature dying are the constituents in Mary Daheim’s deliciously chilling vacation treat.
“[An] enduring favourite . . . [Mary] Daheim takes her readers again to the old fashioned little city of Alpine, Wash., the place homicide and mayhem continually appear to be at the again burner.”—Wichita Falls Times list News
“Daheim retains this long-running sequence vigorous with beneficiant helpings of small-town chatter, appeal and middle-age romance.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Daheim is likely one of the brightest stars in our city’s literary constellation.”—The Seattle Times
Includes an excerpt of Mary Daheim’s subsequent Emma Lord secret, The Alpine Xanadu
By Leann Sweeney
Whilst quilter Jillian Hart returns to her lake condo in Mercy, South Carolina, she came across her good friend, Tom, is missing-and his estranged half-brother has moved into Tom's condo. Jillian does not belief the man, specially considering the fact that he allowed Tom's diabetic cat to flee. whilst law enforcement officials locate Tom's wrecked vehicle with a lifeless stranger inside of, Jillian is decided to determine what occurred to Tom-before another person turns up useless.
Tess Livingston met Ian Ritter at a roadside cease excessive within the Andes, looking ahead to a bus to the mysterious city of Esperanza.
Tess is an FBI agent who recalls being at the song of a bunch of foreign counterfeiters. But she doesn’t have in mind reserving a visit to Esperanza. Ian is a journalist who used to be making plans to holiday to the Galapagos Islands. He, too, isn’t really yes why he has a price tag to Esperanza.
Their assembly will switch their lives forever. For they've been introduced jointly simply because they carry the main in a paranormal struggle among the sort spirits of the useless who defend humanity, and the hungry ghosts who exist purely to own dwelling human our bodies, and go back although in brief to life.
In the midst of this conflict, Tess and Ian will discover a love that could go beyond time, and a reason that now not even dying will overcome.
By Dawn Eastman
Psychic Clyde Fortune and her zany family members are again within the fourth within the nationwide bestselling sequence from the writer of A Fright to the Death.
Former cop and amateur psychic Clyde Fortune unearths herself in a race for justice while a Zombie enjoyable Run turns deadly...
All of Crystal Haven, Michigan, is psyching as much as perform a Zombie enjoyable Run equipped via Clyde’s nephew Seth, yet Clyde is fretful concerning the undead festivities. For something, her sister, Grace, has unexpectedly lower back to city after fifteen years. for one more, Clyde has the nagging feeling that whatever is set to head wrong...
while one of many zombie runners is located murdered after which Grace disappears, Clyde realizes her grim premonition is dead-on. Now, she and her police detective boyfriend Mac needs to discover a ghoulish assassin earlier than somebody issues the finger at Grace. And whilst a tangled internet of kin secrets and techniques and outdated grudges combines with a mysterious case of stolen diamonds, even anyone as quick-witted as Clyde is probably not in a position to outrun a killer...
By Brian M. Wiprud
Wiseguy Sid “Sleep” Bifulco doesn’t desire no stinkin’ witness safety application. The mobster-turned-snitch, who constantly placed his sufferers lightly to sleep earlier than whacking them, did his criminal time and now has a brand new rural hideaway and a brand new avocation: trout fishing in a scenic river valley. other than bunch of neighborhood yokels won’t depart him alone.
From a horny trout broker in pink mountain climbing boots to a cop married to a pregnant porn famous person, all people during this little city has an attitude, a grudge or a overwhelm on an individual. And Sid must determine those yahoos fast—because with a vicious Mafia killer on his path, a warden on his doorstep, and a hugely incriminating videotape making the rounds, it seems that the easy lifestyles isn’t so basic after all....