Gio Venetti, the owner of one of the last remaining family-owned wineries in Healdsburg, California, is found dead on his office floor. Just a few weeks earlier, Gio had completed one of the most successful advertising campaigns the winery had ever known. He had used his long-time close friend Peter Lansing, a world-renowned wildlife and landscape photographer to shoot the ad, and an up-and-coming English model Emily Taylor to be featured. Gio had handpicked Emily in hopes that she and Peter would hit it off. The attraction between Peter and Emily was instantaneous. However, little did Gio know that his matchmaking would embroil Peter and Emily into a deadly game of cat and mouse with one of the most feared international businessmen known as “The Deadly Samurai.”
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A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by E.W. Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series, and the final collection of short stories. In it, Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries in late Victorian England. Chronicler and accomplice Bunny Manders narrates additional adventures which he had previously omitted, from various points in their criminal careers. A full-length Raffles novel, Mr. Justice Raffles, would follow in 1909. It too was set before the Boer War, with Raffles in his heyday as a gentlemen thief. Stories includedhere are: Out of Paradise, The Chest of Silver, The Rest Cure, The Criminologists’ Club, The Field of Phillipi, A Bad Night, A Trap to Catch a Cracksman, The Spoils of Sacrilege, The Raffles Relics, The Last Word.
Young and attractive Gwendolyn Paris could not have a more charmed life. Literally charmed.
Hers is a serene and cozy world shared with her Grandma Robby, an unabashed practitioner of magic, and her faithful, semi-sentient kitty, Amulet.
Okay, maybe just a little more charmed. Gwen has signed a gig with a local handsome business owner, Kevin Pearson, who owns the hottest spot in the colorful, quaint Town of Green. And if she could secure his attention above all of the others who would love to call him theirs, Gwen might just be totally set.
Just when it seems the fates are aligning in Gwen’s favor and she and her guy — who is the image of a knight re-incarnate — are getting deliciously getting closer, drama strikes.
While the question is Who in the sweet Town of Green could do such a thing?
Gwen keeps the faith as she gets closer to the truth (with the help of her Grandma and cat), even if it means it pushes Kevin farther away.
Missing social activist Lalima has picked three women to carry out the task she was unable to finish Sheila, the owner of an all-women’s gym in Kolkata; Nachiketa, an attorney in Delhi who is suing her in-laws for the violent abuse that left her wheelchair-bound for life; and Malayali private investigator Anita, whose own brothers are out to get her. Lalima’s adversaries use influence and hired killers to track down all those who have been sent incriminating evidence against them, forcing Sheila, Nachiketa Anita to battle for survival even as they race against time to understand the import of the documents they have received.
The past returns, and it’s ready for vengeance. When Wolf’s detective goes missing, disturbing memories come to life in the next suspense-filled thriller in the Amazon Bestselling David Wolf Series.
When a dead body is discovered stuffed inside a car trunk in the forest outside Rocky Points, Colorado, Chief Detective David Wolf finds himself involved in a case that will rock the local community. But as details emerge, the tension rises higher when it’s clear the driver’s last client was Tom Rachette, Wolf’s loyal detective. Worse yet, Detective Rachette is no longer answering his phone.
At the same time, Wolf gets a cryptic email that jars loose war memories he’d rather forget. And it soon becomes clear he must face his past head-on if he wants to save his friend from certain death.
This harrowing tenth installment of the David Wolf mystery-thriller series will keep you guessing until the very end. Join the adventure and watch Wolf and his friends as they’re pushed to their physical, mental, and emotional limits untangling clues from the past and present so they might live to see another day.
When a Lewes resident is found murdered on his sailing yacht in Brighton Marina, the case lands on the desk of 28-year old Detective Inspector Ianthe Seymour of Sussex Police and her team. There are no witnesses, CCTV in the immediate vicinity of the boat has been tampered with and access systems to the jetty at the Marina show nothing unusual. Who did this, why and how did the murderer gain access?While trying to solve this baffling case, DI Ianthe Seymour equally needs to face the demons in her private life, as do the members of her team, some of whom have secrets they would rather not spill. Questions are raised about professional ethics and integrity and intra-cultural relationships.
… theft, violence, vice, injustice … journalist Julia Lighthorn seeks the truth behind a brutal murder while struggling with her own secret demons. Reviewed as ‘brimming with tension’, ‘fast-paced’ and ‘compelling’.
Did greed and corruption trigger the death of her friend? Or had he become embroiled with organised crime?
Who can she trust among the complex characters she confronts on her journey? What is any of us capable of when pushed to the limits of our endurance? Will Julia emerge unscathed from a world of corruption and conspiracy, where boundaries between right and wrong are blurred?
Lighthorn’s investigation uncovers a torpid world of white-colour crime stretching from London’s Square Mile to the criminal underworlds of the East End and Glasgow.
… and ending with a romance which leaves readers gasping .
Chapman Pincher was the British journalist who gained notoriety during the Cold War era for his relentless investigation into the extent of Soviet infiltration of the western world. He came to be feared by the government of the day for his exposure of bungling and ineptitude at the heart of the establishment. It was Pincher who was instrumental in the unmasking of the Cambridge five, the greatest spy scandal in British history.
The shiny new charter fishing boat financed with family money was supposed to launch a bright new career for Cape Cod fisherman, diver, and private investigator Aristotle “Soc” Socarides. But when the slip of a beer-oiled tongue brings the ire of a Russian KGB mogul down on his head, Soc finds himself drowning in a sea of troubles. As he looks for a foothold on the sandy shores of Nantucket Island, Soc discovers more than he ever bargained for: a deranged homicide suspect who thinks he’s Captain Ahab and Soc is his first mate Starbuck; a high-seas case of murder and cannibalism that still stirs up emotions; a Cold War secret; a missing whaling artifact with a bloody history; and cutting-edge underwater technology with deadly potential. As he gropes his way through the Nantucket fog that shrouds the lonely moors and beaches, Soc will soon discover that “the little, grey lady of the sea,” has a dark side the tourists never view, and that a single misstep can be fatal.
“What a character. Aristotle Socarides is a diver, a fisherman, and a PI who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He’s the brainchild of a genius—Paul Kemprecos—who knows a thing or two about writing action and adventure. I bow to the master and urge all of you to read this latest installment in a first rate series.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 Internationally Bestselling Author
Hazel Dean can see other’s emotions in color.
She mostly uses it to help people find the perfect book in her shop, Books and Chocolate. But, when one of her customers is murdered, the police point to an old feud. Only Hazel can tell that the accused is innocent. She must navigate around her district attorney husband, and her surrogate uncle, the police captain, to find out what really happened.
Hazel drives, hikes and snoops all over her small Appalachian town in an attempt to bring peace to the victim’s family and prevent her community from being torn apart by old grudges.