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A Perfect Obsession--A Novel of Romantic Suspense by Graham Heather Download Free PDF

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Perfect suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham! The latest book in her New York Confidential series. Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead. Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan’s, her family’s pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who’ve worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close. The body of a young model is found in a catacomb under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated and turned into a nightclub. A church directly behind Finnegan’s in lower Manhattan. As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered in underground locations in New York, it’s clear that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection. Obsessed enough to want to “preserve” that beauty by destroying the women who embody it... 
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The Kept Woman Novel by Karin Slaughter Download PDF

Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
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A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It’s the body of an ex- cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim – a woman – has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete – a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will – and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner – the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara’s scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . . KARIN SLAUGHTER was born and raised in a small Georgia town in the American South. The author of fifteen bestselling novels, Slaughter, a passionate supporter of libraries,  has  spearheaded  the  Save  the  Libraries  campaign  in  America (www.savethelibraries.com) and advocates that everyone ‘should fight for libraries as we do for our freedom’. She has been writing since she was a child and her books have sold over thirty  million  copies  worldwide  in  thirty-five  languages.  She  lives  in Atlanta. The Kept Woman is her sixteenth novel. To  find  out  more  about  Karin  Slaughter,  visit  her  website  at  Also by Karin Slaughter Blindsighted Kisscut A Faint Cold Fear Indelible Like a Charm (Editor) Faithless Triptych Skin Privilege Fractured Genesis Broken Fallen Criminal Unseen Cop Town Pretty Girls eBook originals Snatched Busted 
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Epub ISBN: 9781473507869 Version 1.0 Published by Century 2016 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Copyright © Katie Flynn 2016 Karin Slaughter has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this Work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. First published in Great Britain by Century in 2016 Century 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA www.penguin.co.uk Century is part of the Penguin Random House group of companies whose addresses can be found at global.penguinrandomhouse.com. A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. 
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From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at ..
Originally published: June 30, 2016 Author: Ruth Ware Edition description: Reprint barnesandnoble.com ISBN-13: 9781501132957 barnesandnoble.com Genres: Novel, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological Fiction Nominations: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller
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The Late Monsieur Gallet (Maigret Stonewalled; The Death of Monsieur Gallet) (PDFDrive)

Book by Georges Simenon

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“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Georges Simenon was born on 12 February 1903 in Liège, Belgium, and died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. He published seventy-five novels and twenty-eight short stories featuring Inspector Maigret.  • • • The Late Monsieur Gallet was the first Maigret novel to be published in book form. The series was launched in February 1931 with a lavish themed party, the ‘Anthropometric Ball’, complete with invitations in the form of police record cards and fake policemen stationed at the entrance. 
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PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 707 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, Block D, Rosebank Office Park, 181 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North, Gauteng 2193, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England www.penguin.com First published in French as M. Gallet décédé by Fayard 1931 This translation first published 2013 Copyright 1931 by Georges Simenon Limited Translation © Anthea Bell, 2013 GEORGES SIMENON ® Simenon.tm MAIGRET ® Georges Simenon Limited All rights reserved The moral rights of the author and translator have been asserted ISBN: 978-0-698-15100-0
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Maigret's Dead Man Novel (PDFDrive) 

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Maigret's Dead Man is a 1948 detective novel by the Belgian novelist Georges Simenon featuring his fictional character Jules Maigret. Also translated as Maigret and His Dead Man or Maigret’s Special Murder, it was Simenon's 29th Maigret novel.Georges Simenon was born on 12 February 1903 in Liège, Belgium, and died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. Between 1931 and 1972 he published seventy-five novels and twenty-eight short stories featuring Inspector Maigret. Simenon always resisted identifying himself with his famous literary character, but acknowledged that they shared an important characteristic: My motto, to the extent that I have one, has been noted often enough, and I’ve always conformed to it. It’s the one I’ve given to old Maigret, who resembles me in certain points …‘understand and judge not’. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels. 
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– William Faulkner ‘A truly wonderful writer … marvellously readable – lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates’ – Muriel Spark ‘Few writers have ever conveyed with such a sure touch, the bleakness of human life’ – A. N. Wilson ‘One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century … Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories’ – Guardian ‘A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were part of it’ – Peter Ackroyd ‘The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature’ – André Gide ‘Superb … The most addictive of writers … A unique teller of tales’ – Observer ‘The mysteries of the human personality are revealed in all their disconcerting complexity’ – Anita Brookner ‘A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal’ – P. D. James ‘A supreme writer … Unforgettable vividness’ – Independent ‘Compelling, remorseless, brilliant’ – John Gray ‘Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century’ – John Banville 
PENGUIN BOOKS An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 375 Hudson Street New York, New York 10014 penguin.com First published in French as Maigret et son mort by Presses de la Cité 1948 This translation first published 2016 Copyright © 1948 by Georges Simenon Limited Translation copyright © 2016 by David Coward GEORGES SIMENON ® Simenon.tm MAIGRET ® Georges Simenon Limited All rights reserved. Penguin supports copyright. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, scanning, or distributing any part of it in any form without permission. You are supporting writers and allowing Penguin to continue to publish books for every reader. The moral rights of the author and translator have been asserted. eBook ISBN 9781101992456 Cover design by Alceu Chiesorin Nunes Cover photograph (detail) © Harry Gruyaert/Magnum Photos Version_1 
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Pietr the Latvian (Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett; The Strange Case of Peter the Lett)

Mystery, Detective fiction
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The Strange Case of Peter the Lett is a 1931 detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon. It is the very first novel to feature Inspector Jules Maigret who would later appear in more than a hundred stories by Simenon and who has become a legendary figure in the annals of detective fiction.

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1. Apparent age 32, height 169 … 2. Mixing with Millionaires 3. The Strand of Hair 4. The Seeteufel’s First Mate 5. The Russian Drunkard 6. Au Roi de Sicile 7. The Third Interval 8. Maigret Gets Serious 9. The Hit-man 10. The Return of Oswald Oppenheim 11. Arrivals and Departures 12. A Woman With a Gun 13. The Two Pietrs 14. The Ugala Club 15. Two Telegrams 16. On the Rocks 17. And a Bottle of Rum 18. Hans at Home 19. The Injured Man
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PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 707 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, Block D, Rosebank Office Park, 181 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North, Gauteng 2193, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England www.penguin.com First published in serial, as Pietr-le-Letton, in Ric et Rac 1930 This translation first published 2013 Copyright 1930 by Georges Simenon Limited Translation © David Bellos, 2013 GEORGES SIMENON ® Simenon.tm MAIGRET ® Georges Simenon Limited All rights reserved The moral rights of the author and translator have been asserted ISBN: 978-0-698-15103-1 Version_1 
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Rules for Perfect Murders:

 The ‘fiendishly Good’ New Thriller from the Bestselling Author Novel by Peter Swanson
Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller
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'Fiendish good fun' ANTHONY HOROWITZIf you want to get away with murder, play by the rules A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels.The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. ...
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To the Kings and Queens and Princes, too—Brian, Jen, Adelaide, Maxine, Oliver, and Julius Disclaimer: While what you are about to read is largely true, I have re-created some events and conversations from memory. A few names and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the innocent. 
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The Missing American 

Book by Kwei Quartey 
Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Police procedural
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Quartey provides such a strong sense of Ghana that you’ll be wishing for a platter of kenkey’ Oprah.comGordon Tilson is a lonely American widower, who has found solace in an online support group.
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Books by the author The Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries Wife of the Gods Children of the Street Murder at Cape Three Points Gold of Our Fathers Death by His Grace The Emma Djan Mysteries The Missing American Other Books Death at the Voyager Hotel Kamila 
Copyright © 2020 by Kwei Quartey This is a work of fiction. The characters, dialogue, and incidents depicted are a product of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Published by Soho Press, Inc. 227 W 17th Street New York, NY 10011 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Quartey, Kwei, author. The missing American / Kwei Quartey. ISBN 978-1-64129-070-8 eISBN 978-1-64129-071-5 1. Fiction/Mystery & Detective/Police Procedural. 2. Fiction/Mystery & Detective/Women Sleuths. 3. Mystery fiction. 4. Suspense fiction. LCC PS3617.U37 M57 2020 | DDC 813/.6—dc23 Interior design by Janine Agro, Soho Press, Inc. Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 To Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Ghanaian journalist martyred on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 
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Columbine
Book by Dave Cullen
 Biography, True crime
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Columbine is a non-fiction book written by Dave Cullen and published by Twelve on April 6, 2009. It is an examination of the Columbine High School massacre, on April 20, 1999, and the perpetrators Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
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Copyright (c) 2009 by Dave Cullen All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Twelve Hachette Book Group 237 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017 Twelve is an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. The Twelve name and logo are trademarks of Hachette Book Group, Inc. First eBook Edition: April 2009 The characteristics of psychopathy are from the Hare Psychopathy Checklist--Revised (PCL-R; 1991, 2003). Copyright (c) 1991 by R. D. Hare and Multi-Health Systems, 3770 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M2H 3M6. All rights reserved. ISBN: 978-0-446-55221-9 

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Book by David Grann
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is the third non-fiction book by American journalist David Grann. The book was released on April 18, 2017 by Doubleday. Time magazine listed Killers of the Flower Moon as one of its top ten non-fiction books of 2017.................

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ALSO BY DAVID GRANN The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession 
Copyright © 2017 by David Grann All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, and distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, Toronto. www.doubleday.com DOUBLEDAY and the portrayal of an anchor with a dolphin are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Red Hen Press for permission to reprint an excerpt of “Wi’-gi-e” from Bestiary by Elisa Paschen, copyright © 2009 by Elisa Paschen. Reprinted by permission of Red Hen Press. Endpaper map designed by Jeffrey L. Ward Cover design by John Fontana Cover images: (background sky) © Richard Smith / Alamy; (oil rig) © Oscar Williams / Dreamstime.com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Grann, David, author. Title: Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI / David Grann. Description: New York : Doubleday, [2016] Identifiers: LCCN 2016021407 (print) | LCCN 2016033222 (ebook) | ISBN 9780385534246 (hardcover) | ISBN 9780385534253 (ebook) | ISBN 9780385542487 (open market) Subjects: LCSH: Osage Indians—Crimes against—Case studies. | Murder—Oklahoma— Osage County—Case studies. | Homicide investigation—Oklahoma—Osage County—Case studies. | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation—Case studies. | Osage County (Okla.)—History—20th century. Classification: LCC E99.O8 G675 2016 (print) | LCC E99.O8 (ebook) | DDC 976.6004/975254—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016021407 Ebook ISBN    9780385534253 v4.1 a 
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie


Mystery, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in June 1926 in the United Kingdom by William Collins, Sons and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company. It is the third novel to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective.

This book is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. 
THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD . Copyright © 2011 
Agatha Christie Limited (a Chorion company). All rights reserved. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was first published in 1926. THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD © 1926. Published by permission of G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, nontransferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, reverse-engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available upon request. ISBN 978-0-06-207356-3 EPub Edition © MAY 2011 ISBN: 978-0-06-176340-3 11 12 13 14 15 

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To Punkie who likes an orthodox detective story, murder, inquest, and suspicion falling on everyone in turn! 

Australia HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty. Ltd. 25 Ryde Road (P.O. Box 321) Pymble, NSW 2073, Australia www.harpercollins.com.au/ebooks Canada HarperCollins Canada 2 Bloor Street East - 20th Floor Toronto, ON, M4W, 1A8, Canada http://www.harpercollins.ca New Zealand HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand) Limited P.O. Box 1 Auckland, New Zealand http://www.harpercollins.co.nz United Kingdom HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. 77-85 Fulham Palace Road London, W6 8JB, UK http://www.harpercollins.co.uk United States HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 10 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022 http://www.harpercollins.com 

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Cover Title Page Dedication 1. Dr. Sheppard at the Breakfast Table 2. Who’s Who in King’s Abbot 3. The Man Who Grew Vegetable Marrows 4. Dinner at Fernly 5. Murder 6. The Tunisian Dagger 7. I Learn My Neighbour’s Profession 8. Inspector Raglan is Confident 9. The Goldfish Pond 10. The Parlourmaid 11. Poirot Pays a Call 12. Round the Table 13. The Goose Quill 14. Mrs. Ackroyd 15. Geoffrey Raymond 16. An Evening at Mah Jong 17. Parker 189 18. Charles Kent 19. Flora Ackroyd 20. Miss Russell 21. The Paragraph in the Paper 22. Ursula’s Story 23. Poirot’s Little Reunion 24. Ralph Paton’s Story 25. The Whole Truth 26. And Nothing But The Truth 27. Apologia About the Author Other Books by Agatha Christie Copyright About the Publisher 

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Dark Places Novel by Gillian Flynn

Novel, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
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Dark Places is a mystery novel by Gillian Flynn published in 2009. The novel deals with class issues in rural America, intense poverty and the Satanic cult hysteria that swept the United States in the 1980s.
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............. The Days were a clan that mighta lived long But Ben Day’s head got screwed on wrong That boy craved dark Satan’s power So he killed his family in one nasty hour Little Michelle he strangled in the night Then chopped up Debby: a bloody sight Mother Patty he saved for last Blew oBaby Libby somehow survived But to live through that ain’t much a life  —SCHOOLYARD RHYME, CIRCA 1985 

Libby Day NOW 

have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the could stomp on it. It’s the Day blood. Something’s wrong with it. I was never a good little girl, and I got worse after the murders. Little Orphan Libby grew up sullen and boneless, shu IT WAS MISERABLE, wet-bone March and I was lying in bed thinking about killing myself, a hobby of mine. Indulgent afternoon daydreaming: A shotgun, my mouth, a bang and my head jerking once, twice, blood on the wall. Spatter, splatter. “Did she want to be buried or cremated?” people would ask. “Who should come to the funeral?” And no one would know. The people, whoever they were, would just look at each other’s shoes or shoulders until the silence settled in and then someone .....

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The Secret Adversary Novel by Agatha Christie

Mystery, Detective fiction, Crime Fiction
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............. TO ALL THOSE WHO LEAD MONOTONOUS LIVES IN THE HOPE THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE AT SECOND HAND THE DELIGHTS AND DANGERS OF ADVENTURE 

PROLOGUE

It was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead. “I beg your pardon.” A man’s voice beside her made her start and turn. She had noticed the speaker more than once amongst the first-class passengers. There had been a hint of mystery about him which had appealed to her imagination. He spoke to no one. If anyone spoke to him he was quick to rebuff the overture. Also he had a nervous way of looking over his shoulder with a swift, suspicious glance. She noticed now that he was greatly agitated. There were beads of perspiration on his brow. He was evidently in a state of overmastering fear. And yet he did not strike her as the kind of man who would be afraid to meet death! “Yes?” Her grave eyes  met his  inquiringly. He stood looking  at her with  a kind of desperate irresolution. “It  must  be!”  he  muttered  to  himself.  “Yes—it  is  the  only  way.”  Then  aloud  he said abruptly: “You  are an  American?” “Yes.” “A patriotic one?” The girl flushed. “I guess  you’ve no right to  ask  such a thing! Of course I am!” “Don’t   be   offended.   You   wouldn’t   be   if   you   knew   how   much   there   was   at stake. But I’ve got to  trust some one—and it must be a woman.” “Why?” “Because of ‘women and children first.’” He looked round and lowered his voice. “I’m carrying papers—vitally important papers. They may make all the difference to the Allies in the war. You understand? These papers have got to be saved! They’ve more chance with you than with me.  Will you take them?” The girl held out her hand. “Wait—I must warn you. There may be a risk—if I’ve been followed. I don’t think I have, but one never knows. If so, there will be danger. Have you the nerve to go through with it?” The girl smiled. “I’ll  go  through  with  it  all  right.  And  I’m  real  proud  to  be  chosen!  What  am  I to do with  them afterwards?” “Watch the newspapers! I’ll advertise in the personal column of the Times, beginning ‘Shipmate.’ At the end of three days if there’s nothing—well, you’ll know I’m down and out. Then take the packet to the American Embassy, and deliver it into the Ambassador’s own hands. Is that clear?” “Quite clear.” “Then    be    ready—I’m    going    to    say    good-bye.”    He    took    her    hand    in    his. “Good-bye.  Good luck to  you,” he said in a louder tone. Her hand closed on the oilskin packet that had  lain in  his  palm. The   Lusitania   settled   with   a   more   decided   list   to   starboard.   In   answer   to   a quick  command,  the girl went forward to take her place in the boat. 
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Crime and Punishment Novel by Dostoevsky

Novel, Crime Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Philosophical fiction

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 A   few    words    about    Dostoevsky    himself    may    help    the    English    reader    to understand his  work. Dostoevsky was the son of a doctor. His parents were very hard-working and deeply religious people, but so poor that they lived with their five children in only two rooms. The father and mother spent their evenings in reading aloud to their children, generally from books of a serious character. Though always sickly and delicate Dostoevsky came out third in the final examination of the Petersburg school of Engineering. There he had already begun his first work, “Poor Folk.” This story was published by the poet Nekrassov in his review and was received with acclamations. The shy, unknown youth found himself instantly something of a celebrity. A brilliant and successful career seemed to open before him, but those hopes were soon dashed. In 1849 he was arrested. Though neither by temperament nor conviction a revolutionist, Dostoevsky was one of a little group of young men who met together to read Fourier and Proudhon. He was accused of “taking part in conversations against the censorship, of reading a letter from Byelinsky to Gogol, and of knowing of the intention to set up a printing press.” Under Nicholas I. (that “stern and just man,” as Maurice Baring calls him) this was enough, and he was condemned to death. After eight months’ imprisonment he was with twenty-one others taken out to the Semyonovsky Square to be shot. Writing to his brother Mihail, Dostoevsky says: “They snapped words over our heads, and they made us put on the white shirts worn by persons condemned to death. Thereupon we were bound in threes to stakes, to suffer execution. Being the third in the row, I concluded I had only a few minutes of life before me. I thought of you and your dear ones and I contrived to kiss Plestcheiev and Dourov, who were next to me, and to bid them farewell. Suddenly the troops beat a tattoo, we were unbound, brought back upon the scaffold, and informed that his Majesty had spared us our lives.” The sentence was commuted to hard labour. One   of   the   prisoners,   Grigoryev,   went   mad   as   soon   as   he   was   untied,   and never regained  his  sanity. The  intense  suffering  of  this  experience  left  a  lasting  stamp  on  Dostoevsky’s mind.  Though  his  religious  temper  led  him  in  the  end  to  accept  every  suffering with resignation and to regard it as a blessing in his own case, he constantly recurs to the subject in his writings. He describes the awful agony of the condemned man and insists on the cruelty of inflicting such torture. Then followed four years of penal servitude, spent in the company of common criminals in Siberia, where he began the “Dead House,” and some years of service in a disciplinary battalion. He had shown signs of some obscure nervous disease before his arrest and this now developed into violent attacks of epilepsy, from which he suffered for the rest of his life. The fits occurred three or four times a year and were more frequent in periods of great strain. In 1859 he was allowed to return to Russia. He started a journal—“Vremya,” which was forbidden by the Censorship through a misunderstanding. In 1864 he lost his first wife and his brother Mihail. He was in terrible poverty, yet he took upon himself the payment of his brother’s debts. He started another journal—“The Epoch,” which within a few months was also prohibited. He was weighed down by debt, his brother’s family was dependent on him, he was forced to write at heart-breaking speed, and is said never to have corrected his work. The later years of his life were much softened by the tenderness and devotion of his second wife. In June 1880 he made his famous speech at the unveiling of the monument to Pushkin in Moscow and he was received with extraordinary demonstrations of love and honour. A few months later Dostoevsky died. He was followed to the grave by a vast multitude of mourners, who “gave the hapless man the funeral of a king.” He is still probably the most widely read writer in Russia. In the words of a Russian critic, who seeks to explain the feeling inspired by Dostoevsky: “He was one of ourselves, a man of our blood and our bone, but one who has suffered and has seen so much more deeply than we have his insight impresses us as wisdom... that wisdom of the heart which we seek that we may learn from it how to live. All his other gifts came to him from nature, this he won for himself and through it he became great.” 
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The Other People  by C.J. Tudor

Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Psychological Fiction
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............. The Other People is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Copyright © 2020 by C. J. Tudor All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. BALLANTINE and the HOUSE colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. Hardback ISBN    9781984824998 Ebook ISBN    9781984825001 randomhousebooks.com Book design by Edwin Vazquez, adapted for ebook Cover design: Christopher Brand Cover images: Michael Duva/The Image Bank/Getty Images (road); Douglas Sacha/Moment/Getty Images (headlights) v5.4 ep  ................

............. "C.J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next." —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling authorThe gripping new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding ... 

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The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica

Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Psychological Fiction
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Altogether unpredictable." —Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author Propulsive and addictive, and perfect for fans of "You," The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl She tried to run, but she can't escape the other Mrs. Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But it's not just Morgan's death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs....


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She tried to run, but she can’t escape the other Mrs.

 Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. It’s the eerie and decrepit old home they inherited. It’s Will’s disturbed teenage niece, Imogen, with her threatening presence. And it’s the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family. As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light. 

Praise for The Other Mrs.

 “Kubica ratchets up tension and intrigue. Seductive, seemingly unknowable, and altogether unpredictable.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Widow “I tore through the twisty, spine-tinglingly creepy pages. The Other Mrs. is Mary Kubica’s best book yet!” —Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling coauthor of An Anonymous Girl “A labyrinth of deception and family secrets, with an ending that left me thunderstruck.” —Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife “Brilliant! An utterly absorbing tale. Kubica is a master of sleight of hand.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Last Time I Saw You “Brilliantly propulsive and engrossing.... The Other Mrs. is that rare thing: a thriller with heart.” —JP Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before “Terrifying. The Other Mrs. is Mary Kubica’s best work yet.” —Caroline Kepnes, author of You 

MARY KUBICA

 is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of several thrillers, including The Good Girl, which has now sold over one million copies. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and American literature from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two children, and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. MaryKubica.com 


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The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel

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............. The extraordinary novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Station Eleven.

Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: ‘Why don’t you swallow broken glass.’ Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.

Weaving together the lives of these characters, Emily St. John Mandel's The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the towers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts. ................

............. Also by Emily St. John Mandel Last Night in Montreal The Singer’s Gun The Lola Quartet Station Eleven  THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF Copyright © 2020 by Emily St. John Mandel All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. www.aaknopf.com Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. A few paragraphs of this narrative appeared, in a different but possibly recognizable form, as “Mr. Thursday,” a short story published by Slate (in partnership with Arizona State University) in 2017. “Mr. Thursday” was loosely based on a very early draft of this novel. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Mandel, Emily St. John, [date] author. Title: The glass hotel : a novel / Emily St. John Mandel. Description: First Edition. | New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. Identifiers: LCCN 2019023840 | ISBN 9780525521143 (hardcover) | ISBN 9780525521150 (ebk) | ISBN 9781524711764 (open market) Subjects: GSAFD: Mystery fiction. Classification: LCC PR9199.4.M3347 G53 2020 | DDC 813/.6—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019023840 Ebook ISBN    9780525521150 This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. Cover photograph by Lawrence Sawyer/E+/Getty Images Cover design by Abby Weintraub v5.4 ep 
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The Sun Down Motel Novel by Simone St. James

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............. Something hasn't been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.
Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, NY. But something isn't right at the motel, something haunting and scary.
Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and to visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.
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............. ALSO BY SIMONE ST. JAMES The Haunting of Maddy Clare An Inquiry into Love and Death Silence for the Dead The Other Side of Midnight Lost Among the Living The Broken Girls 
BERKLEY An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC penguinrandomhouse.com Copyright © 2020 by Simone Seguin Readers Guide copyright © 2020 by Penguin Random House LLC Penguin Random House supports copyright. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, scanning, or distributing any part of it in any form without permission. You are supporting writers and allowing Penguin Random House to continue to publish books for every reader. BERKLEY and the BERKLEY & B colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Names: St. James, Simone, author. Title: The sun down motel / Simone St. James. Description: First edition. | New York : Berkley, 2020. Identifiers: LCCN 2019026692 | ISBN 9780440000174 (hardcover) | ISBN 9780440000181 (ebook) Subjects: GSAFD: Suspense fiction. | Mystery fiction. Classification: LCC PR9199.4.S726 S86 2020 | DDC 813/.6—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019026692 First Edition: February 2020 Cover photos: Motel sign © Tom Hogan/PlainPicture; Clouds © Menno can der Haven/Shutterstock; Border © LoudRedCreative/Getty Images Cover design by Sarah Oberrender This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. Version_1 For the odd girls, the nerdy girls, and the murderinos. This one is yours. 


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The Coyotes of Carthage: A Novel By Steven Wright

“With this splendid debut, Steven Wright announces his arrival as a major new voice in the world of political thrillers. I enjoyed it immensely.” —John Grisham A blistering and thrilling debut—a biting exploration of American politics, set in a small South Carolina town, about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients

Dre Ross has one more shot. Despite being a successful political consultant, his aggressive tactics have put him on thin ice with his boss, Mrs. Fitz, who plucked him from juvenile incarceration and mentored his career. She exiles him to the backwoods of South Carolina with $250,000 of dark money to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. The goal: to manipulate the locals into voting to sell their pristine public land to the highest bidder. Dre arrives in God-fearing, flag-waving Carthage County, with only Mrs. Fitz’s well-meaning yet naïve grandson Brendan as his team. Dre, an African-American outsider, can’t be the one to collect the signatures needed to get on the ballot. So he hires a blue-collar couple, Tyler Lee and his pious wife, Chalene, to act as the initiative’s public face. Under Dre’s cynical direction, a land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre’s increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the last remnants of his own humanity. A piercing portrait of our fragile democracy and one man’s unraveling, The Coyotes of Carthage paints a disturbingly real portrait of the American experiment in action. 

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"With this splendid debut, Steven Wright announces his arrival as a major new voice in the world of political thrillers. I enjoyed it immensely." -- "John Grisham, author of the Theodore Doone: Kid Lawyer series"
About the AuthorSteven Wright is a clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where he codirects the Wisconsin Innocence Project. From 2007 to 2012 he served as a trial attorney in the Voting Section of the United States Department of Justice. He has written numerous essays about race, criminal justice, and election law for the New York Review of Books.................
............. The [First] Amendment is written in terms of “speech,” not speakers. Its text offers no foothold for excluding any category of speaker, from single individuals to partnerships of individuals, to unincorporated associations of individuals, to incorporated associations of individuals . . . —Justice Antonin Scalia, concurring, Citizens United v. FEC (2010) Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their “personhood” often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established. —Justice John Paul Stevens, dissenting, Citizens United v. FEC (2010) Now what you gon’ do with a crew that got money much longer than yours, and a team much stronger than yours . . . —The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy, “Mo Money Mo Problems” 

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