The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (Nancy Drew, Book 13)

By Carolyn Keene

What mystery life-giving strength does the beautiful ivory elephant allure include? Can the trinket particularly defend its wearer from all damage? Nancy Drew unearths out while the landlord of the Bengleton Wild-Animal exhibit asks her to enquire one of many performers who might be enthusiastic about a few mysterious unlawful scheme.The woman detective’s project turns into complex whilst the elephant trainer’s younger assistant, Rishi, seeks shelter on the Drew domestic from his merciless foster father, Rai.While following clues to aid the boy locate his actual father, Nancy learns approximately an eerie deserted condo. She is careworn by means of its unusual proprietor, Anita Allison, and the fiendish Rai. How Nancy makes use of the ivory allure, reunites a maharaja together with his son, and brings the evildoers to justice will mystify readers from commencing to finish.

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The Cipher

By Kathe Koja

Kathe Koja's vintage, award-winning horror novel is eventually on hand as an ebook.

Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, find a unusual gap within the garage room flooring down the corridor - "Black. natural black and the experience of pulsation, specifically if you happen to examine it too heavily, the feel of anything no longer dwelling yet alive." It starts off with interest, a shaggy dog story - the Funhole down the corridor. yet then the experiments start. "Wouldn't it's wild to head down there?" says Nakota. Nicholas says "We're not." yet they don't seem to be on top of things, now not from the 1st second, as these experiments bring about obsession, violence, and a truly ultimate transformation for everybody who will get too as regards to the Funhole.

THE CIPHER used to be the winner of the 1991 Bram Stoker Award, and was once lately named certainly one of's most sensible 10 Debut technology Fiction Novels That Took the realm through hurricane. lengthy out-of-print and masses sought-after, it really is eventually to be had as an booklet, with a brand new foreword by means of the author.

"An airy rollercoaster trip from begin to finish." - The Detroit unfastened Press

"Combines intensely poetic language and extravagant grotesqueries." - BoingBoing

"Kathe Koja is a poet ... [T]he style that prefers to learn in seedy bars rather than universities, yet a poet." - the recent York assessment of technological know-how Fiction

"Her 20-something characters are poverty-gagged 'artists' who exist in that demimonde of shitty jobs, squalid artwork galleries, and thrift shops; her settings are run-down studios, flat-beer bars, and dingy city streets [a] good distance from citadel Rock, Dunwich, or Stepford, that is for sure." - an excessive amount of Horror Fiction

"This robust first novel is as thought-provoking because it is horrifying." - Publishers Weekly

"Unforgettable ... [THE CIPHER] takes you into the lives of the darkish dreamers that move slowly at the underbelly of artwork and tradition. Seldom has language been so visceral and so right." - Locus

"[THE CIPHER] is a e-book that makes you sit up straight, watch out, and jettison your moldy preconceptions concerning the style ... totally unique ... [An} creative debut." - Fangoria

"Not rather a lot in regards to the substantial and beautiful strangeness of the universe because it is set the bad and wonderful capability of the human spirit." - brief Form

From Publishers Weekly:

Down-and-out Nicholas and his buddy Nakota someday find a black gap within the ground of an deserted garage room in his condo development, which they speedy christen the "Funhole." the 2 got down to see what occurs once they drop quite a few goods into the outlet, whetting its urge for food with bugs, a mouse and a human hand, which all come again violently rearranged. subsequent, they reduce a camcorder into the outlet to checklist the motion inside of. The videotape they retrieve is spellbinding, yet there is a capture: what Nicholas sees isn't like all people else's imaginative and prescient. To Nakota the outlet capability swap, simply because no matter what is dropped into the Funhole emerges transformed-- if it ever emerges. Mesmerized by way of the Funhole, she claims that Nicholas is the one person who could make issues occur round it. For Nicholas himself, the outlet is a phenomenon that forces him to stand his depressing, aimless existence. Koja has created credible characters who're determined for either leisure and salvation. Inaugurating Dell's new Abyss Books sequence, this strong first novel is as thought-provoking because it is frightening.

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Always a Cold Deck (A Harry Reese Mystery Book 1)

By Robert Bruce Stewart

In July 1900, hapless coverage investigator Harry Reese travels to Buffalo to seem right into a suspicious fireplace. but if Harry uncovers a smuggling ring, the case morphs into anything extra sinister, and he’s confronted with a brand new set of questions. What’s develop into of the infamous ringleader? was once the lacking Charles Elwell killed for the assurance cash? Or is he alive and sharing within the proceeds? And is his comely niece simply attempting to divert Harry’s attention—or is she really as eccentric as she appears?

To locate the solutions, Harry travels to Canada and again within the corporation of a political boss’s conniving stooge and the aforementioned nutty niece. It’s a byzantine odyssey, within which Harry can by no means determine of anyone’s loyalties, least of all these who’ve employed him. And whilst it’s in every single place, he reveals himself wedded to a brand new conundrum, which makes what went prior to light in comparison….

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Grievous Sin: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)

By Faye Kellerman

The start in their female offspring has crammed Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD murder Detective Peter Decker, with pleasure mingled with sorrow, for the reason that issues have ensured that they could don't have any extra little ones. however the scenario is grim on the medical institution, which has been devastated by way of serious price range cutbacks and employees shortages. And whilst a revered nurse vanishes in addition to a baby from the nursery, Peter and Rina worry for the protection in their personal priceless child—especially while the lacking nurse’s automobile is located on the backside of a cliff . . . with a corpse inside.

A so much grievous sin has been dedicated. In pursuit of justice, Decker—with assistance from his tough-as-nails companion, Madge, and an capable support from his teenage daughter Cindy—follows a twisted direction that winds via a sinister maze of health facility politics, lost passions, and torturous brain video games which could all too simply bring about murder.

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Striding Folly (Mystery Masters)

By Dorothy L. Sayers

Those 3 brief tales exhibit the skills of Dorothy L. Sayers and these of her irrepressible detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, to the simplest influence. The enigma of a home numbered 13 in a road of even numbers, whatever nasty within the furnace-room, and a dream a few video game of chess. From every one of those tense puzzles, Wimsey slowly yet absolutely extracts a couple of important clues.

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In the Bleak Midwinter (Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries)

By Julia Spencer-Fleming

It's a chilly, snowy December within the upstate ny city of Millers Kill, and newly ordained Clare Fergusson is on skinny ice because the first lady priest of its small Episcopal church. the traditional regime working the parish covertly calls for that she turn out herself as a pace-setter. even if, her blunt demeanour, honed by means of years as a military pilot, is assembly with a cold reception from a few contributors of her congregation and leader of Police Russ Van Alystyne, specifically, does not recognize what to make of her, or the best way to deal with "a girl priest" for that topic.

The final thing she wishes is hassle, yet that's precisely what she reveals. whilst a child child is deserted at the church stairs and a tender mom is brutally murdered, Clare has to select her means during the secrets and techniques and silence that shadow that city just like the ever-present Adirondack mountains. because the days dwindle down and the appeal among the avowed priest and the married police leader grows, Clare will desire all her religion, tenacity, and braveness to face quickly opposed to a killer's icy center.

In the awful Midwinter is likely one of the most eminent Malice family winners the competition has noticeable. The compelling atmosphere-the type of very chilly and snowy iciness that's average of upstate New York-will make you achieve for one more sweater. The characters are absolutely and believably drawn and you may believe like they're your outdated neighbors and end up rooting for them each step of the way.

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The Web: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware reveals terror within the center of paradise during this relentlessly sinister novel through America's most effective author of mental suspense. 3 months in paradise, all bills paid. it truly is a call for participation Alex Delaware cannot refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a respected scientist and philanthropist at the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his domestic to assist him set up his papers for publication--a gentle workload leaving Alex lots of time to take pleasure in a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.

Quickly, in spite of the fact that, secretive houseguests, scary nocturnal viewers, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.

The situations Moreland chooses to share--a sufferer pushed to insanity by means of a merciless, unspeakable act; a guy who succumbed 40 years in the past to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a tender lady, brutally murdered, whose mutilated physique used to be stumbled on at the seashore simply six months before--seem unconnected. And but Alex can not help pondering what the nice health care provider is attempting to inform him... and what Moreland's genuine explanation for inviting him to Aruk is.

As Alex probes--with a bit long-distance support from his good friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis--he involves think the reply lies hidden someplace on Moreland's immense property. but while he ultimately discovers the reality, the revelation can be extra surprising than he can have imagined. and it'll come too overdue to stem the tide of violence that threatens in charge and blameless alike at the attractive misplaced island of Aruk.

With his impressive characterizations and rapid-fire speed, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the limits of suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a singular that transfixes from first web page to final.

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Still Life

By Louise Penny

Winner of the recent Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his group of investigators are referred to as in to the scene of a suspicious loss of life in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, an area fixture within the tiny hamlet of 3 Pines, simply north of the U.S. border, has been chanced on lifeless within the woods. The locals are sure it is a tragic searching coincidence and not anything extra, yet Gamache smells anything foul in those distant woods, and is quickly definite that Jane Neal died by the hands of somebody even more sinister than a slipshod bowhunter.

Still Life introduces not just an interesting sequence hero in Inspector Gamache, who instructions his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet braveness, but in addition a profitable and gifted new author of conventional mysteries within the individual of Louise Penny.

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Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, No. 3)

By Blaize Clement

Dixie Hemingway has a knack for being within the mistaken position on the unsuitable time. The day she occurs upon the useless physique open air a complicated mansion isn't any various. She's had her fill of murder investigations, so she leaves the gate-keeper's corpse to be stumbled on by way of some other person. regrettably, that somebody else sees Dixie leaving the scene of the crime, and the deadly bullet may have even come from her personal gun! To make issues worse, the landlord of the mansion is Dixie's new client―a scientist who's both a genius, insane, or both―whose puppy iguana is lower than her cost. All that, plus a feisty calico kitten that wishes a few TLC, signifies that time is operating out for Dixie to catnip this situation within the bud… and collar the killer.

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