Sinclair Rutherford is a tender Seattle cop with a style for the finer issues. Doing menial initiatives and getting hassled by way of superiors he does not admire are certainly now not "finer things". solid police paintings and undesirable good fortune lead him to crack a case that adjustments quick from a career-making holiday right into a high-profile humiliation while photos of his pursuit of the suspect - wildly irrelevant homicide weapon in hand - turns into an online sensation.
But the very exposure that has made Rutherford a giggling inventory within the division lands him what may be the activity chance of an entire life: the opportunity to paintings with a group of eccentric specialists, on the path of a not easy yet distracted billionaire. jointly, they need to resolve the homicide of a psychologist who really good within the therapy of sufferers who provide humans "the creeps".
There is not any scarcity of suspects.
By Nancy Springer
As Enola searches for the lacking woman Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is simply as diligently looking for Enola herself! Sherlock and Enola needs to remedy a triple secret: What has occurred to their mom? And to woman Blanchefleur? And what does both need to do with their brother, Mycroft?
"Flat-out one of the best mysteries being written for kids today." - Booklist, starred overview
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and difficult puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In her vintage puzzler Taken on the Flood, the indefatigable Poiroit investigates the troubling case of a twice-widowed woman.
By Simon R. Green
Ishmael Jones is a person who can’t find the money for to be spotted, somebody who lives less than the radar, who drives at the darkish aspect of the line. He’s hired to seek out secrets and techniques, examine mysteries and shine a gentle in darkish areas. occasionally he kills people.
Invited through his service provider, the enigmatic Colonel, to hitch him and his relatives for Christmas, Ishmael arrives on the grand yet remoted Belcourt Manor in the course of a snowfall to discover that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared. As he questions his fellow visitors, Ishmael concludes that no less than considered one of them – now not least Ishmael himself - is harbouring a deadly mystery, and that underneath the veneer of festive cheer lurk ardour, jealousy, resentment and betrayal.
As a hurricane units in, sealing off the Manor from the remainder of the realm, Ishmael needs to unmask a ruthless assassin sooner than they strike back.
By Carolyn Keene
Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly waiting for a fun-packed holiday at Shadow Ranch, yet all at once reveals herself enthusiastic about a baffling secret. The ranch is being haunted via an unknown enemy. area people think that the ghostly animal is conducting the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who used to be killed decades in the past at Shadow Ranch, the place he had long past to satisfy a promise to his sweetheart. Aided by means of her neighbors Bess Marvin and George Fayne, Nancy comes face-to-face with catastrophe while she is trapped within a development that's toppled by way of a rockslide —a rockslide that's intentionally brought on. however the lovely titian-haired detective is still undaunted in her decision to resolve the secret.
By Inger Ash Wolfe
Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef has lived all her days within the small city of Port Dundas and is now making her manner towards retirement with anything under grace. Hobbled by way of a nasty again and a dependence on painkillers, and feeling blindsided by way of divorce after approximately 4 a long time of marriage, sixty-one-year-old Hazel has purely the confident feedback of her outdated goat of a mom and her personal sharp tongue to buoy her. but if a terminally ailing Port Dundas lady is gruesomely murdered in her own residence, Hazel and her understaffed division needs to spring to lifestyles. And as one terminally unwell sufferer after one other is found—their our bodies tired of blood, their mouths sculpted into unusual shapes—Hazel unearths herself monitoring a really terrifying serial killer around the kingdom whereas every little thing she was once slightly protecting jointly starts off to spin uncontrolled.
Through the cacophony of her bickering employees, her unsupportive superiors, a clamoring press, the town’s rumor mill, and her personal nagging doubts, Hazel can experience the lifeless attempting to name out. yet what mystery have they got to proportion? and should she pay attention it earlier than it’s too past due?
In The Calling, Inger Ash Wolfe brings a compelling new voice and an impossible to resist new heroine to the secret international.
By Carolyn Keene
Nancy is intrigued through an editorial a few lacking stained-glass window. whereas she is in Virginia, Nancy is set to determine the secret and reveals herself stuck up in different different mysteries in addition.
By John Dickson Carr
The 1st SIR HENRY MERRIVALE secret. whilst Dean Halliday turns into confident that the malevolent ghost of Louis Playge is haunting his relatives property in London, he invitations Ken Bates and Detective-Inspector Masters alongside to Plague court docket to enquire. Arriving at evening, they locate his aunt and fiancée getting ready to exorcise the spirit in a séance run by means of psychic Roger Darworth. whereas Darworth locks himself in a stone condo at the back of Plague courtroom, the séance proceeds, and on the finish he's came across gruesomely murdered. yet who, or what, can have killed him? the entire home windows and doorways have been bolted and locked, and not anyone may have gotten within. the one person who can remedy the crime during this strange and chilling story is locked-room specialist Sir Henry Merrivale.
By Susan Wittig Albert
One other natural deal with from nationwide bestselling writer Susan Wittig Albert.
While Pecan Springs, Texas bustles again to lifestyles within the heat of spring, one woman's existence is tragically delivered to an finish. Herbalist (and former lawyer)China Bayles occurs upon a burning residence trailer and hears a lady screaming for aid. The proof leaves doubtless that it's arson homicide.
Jessica Nelson, an intern-reporter on the neighborhood paper, is assigned to hide the tale. yet she's gotten herself too deeply concerned. whilst Jessica disappears, China is set to discover her, sooner than she turns into headlines herself.