By Franklin W. Dixon
Chet Morton's cousin, Vern, is on his strategy to California to discover a unprecedented and worthwhile coin mysteriously lacking from his uncle's financial institution vault. whilst he stops in Bayport, his brand-new motor vehicle is stolen. The Hardys tackle a double mystery-and double threat as they head for the West Coast to enquire this sinister mystery.
By Rex Stout
Unique ebook: 1948
Radio speak express host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes precise whilst one among her on-air site visitors collapses on the mike after consuming a pitcher of the sponsor's beverage.
By Franklin W. Dixon
First beneficial old climate vanes are stolen in Pennsylvania Dutch state and Frank and Joe are employed to trap the thieves. in the meantime, their father is requested to discover a lacking army worker and a top-secret executive record. what's the connection among the lacking climate vanes and the Pentagon secret agent? the ultimate chapters of this exciting secret discover a beautiful revelation!
By Andrea Camilleri
During this prequel to the the world over bestselling Inspector Montalbano sequence, Salvo Montalbano is thirty-five years outdated and nonetheless a piece na\u00efve—and there are many criminals able to make the most of his inexperience.Montalbano's First Case info our hero's early years as a deputy inspector. There aren't any bloody crimes, but committed readers will still locate the scenes and sensations—not to say a passable dose of spine-chilling suspense—that they've got come to count on.
By Katsuhiko Takahashi
Translated via Ian McDonald.
When the physique of Saga Atsushi, Japan’s preeminent gourmand of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), is pulled from the sea off the coast of Tohoku, having it appears devoted suicide, the stunned jap paintings global seems to mourn his dying. between them is Ryohei, an up-and-coming younger ukiyo-e student and learn assistant to Saga’s colleague-turned-rival, Professor Nishijima. yet an opportunity stumble upon with an previous pal makes Ryohei wonder whether there will be extra to Saga’s dying than meets the eye…
By Faye Kellerman
Once Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was once a preeminent astrophysicist with a worldrenowned popularity. yet then he vanished with none caution to his relatives or colleagues. Fifteen years later, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter," the founder and charismatic chief of the clinical cult, The Order of the earrings. And now he's dead--a vial of drowsing tablets and an empty bottle of vodka status close to his useless body.Was Ganz's demise an coincidence? Suicide? Or did a person hasten Jupiter in advance out of this international? those are the questions LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his murder crew are made up our minds to reply to as they input the cult's fortresslike compound. however the useless leader's 4 "privileged" attendants make it transparent that the police should not welcome there--and the mysterious disappearance of 2 of the Order's individuals, together with a baby, turns an already uncomfortable scenario even uglier and extra incendiary. Decker will want greater than the knowledge and aid of his spouse, Rina Lazarus, to defuse a ticking time bomb of jealousy, greed, weird and wonderful hidden pasts, and lethal secrets--one that may explode at any time into mayhem so pernicious that it threatens to damage a large number of faulty lives--and rankings of helpless, blameless childrens to boot.
By Raymond Chandler
A filthy rich Pasadena widow with a median streak, a lacking daughter-in-law with a previous, and a gold coin worthy a small fortune—the parts don't particularly upload up till Marlowe discovers facts of homicide, rape, blackmail, and the worst type of human exploitation.
"Raymond Chandler is a celeb of the 1st magnitude."-- Erle Stanley Gardner
"Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who's hard-boiled sufficient to be convincing . . . and that's no suggest achievement." -- the recent York instances
By Robert Van Gulik
Pass judgement on Dee presided over his imperial chinese language court docket with a different model of Confucian justice. A close to mythic determine in China, he amazing himself as a tribunal Justice of the Peace, inquisitor, and public avenger. lengthy after his demise, debts of his exploits have been celebrated in chinese language folklore, and later immortalized through Robert van Gulik in his electrifying mysteries.
In The Phantom of the Temple, 3 separate puzzles—the disappearance of a prosperous merchant's daughter, twenty lacking bars of gold, and a decapitated corpse—are pieced jointly by way of the smart pass judgement on to resolve 3 murders and one advanced, grotesque plot.
By John Sandford
Six months in the past, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he concept that one was once lots unusual adequate. yet that used to be prior to the Russian obtained killed. at the shore of Lake more suitable, a guy named Vladimir Oleshev is located shot lifeless, 3 holes in his head and center, and although no one understands why he used to be killed, each person - the neighborhood law enforcement officials, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a conception. And while it seems he had very excessive executive connections, that's whilst it hits the fan." A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, legislation enforcement and press forms swarm the crime scene - and, in the course of all of it, there's one other homicide. Is there a dating among the 2? what's the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - certain, it's a lady - a cop in any respect? Why used to be the guy shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? prior to he can locate the solutions, Davenport must stick with a path again to a different position, over again, and conflict the shadows he discovers there - shadows that develop into either very genuine and intensely lethal.