By Agatha Christie
The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. In Christie’s gripping overseas mystery Destination Unknown, a girl on the finish of her rope chooses a extra intriguing option to die whilst she embarks upon a virtually definite suicide undertaking to discover a lacking scientist.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
Event is in Tory Brennan's blood. in the end, she’s the grandniece of world-famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. consistently up for a problem, Tory and her science-geek neighbors spend their time exploring the marshlands of Loggerhead Island, domestic to the very off-limits Loggerhead Island examine Institute, the place whatever unusual is happening. After rescuing a stray wolfdog puppy from a top-secret lab, Tory and her pals are uncovered to an extraordinary pressure of canines parvovirus, altering them--and their DNA--forever. Now they're greater than neighbors. they seem to be a pack. they're Virals. and they are harmful to the middle. yet are they unstoppable sufficient to capture a cold-blooded assassin?
By Jack McDevitt
41 years in the past, the well known physicist Dr. Christopher Robin vanished. earlier than his disappearance, his fringe technology theories concerning the lifestyles of unending trade universes had earned him either admirers and enemies.
Now his widow has died and Alex Benedict has been requested to deal with the public sale of the physicist’s artifacts—leading the general public to once more speculate at the secret surrounding Robin’s disappearance. Did he ultimately locate the door among parallel universes that he had lengthy sought?
Intrigued, Benedict and Chase Kolpath embark all alone research as they keep on with the lacking man’s path into the unknown to discover the truth—a fact everyone is prepared to kill to guard…
By Arthur Hailey
A narrative of the supercharged global of the yank motor vehicle undefined. From the dirt and crime of a Detroit meeting line, via to the top-secret layout studios and government boardrooms and bedrooms, the writer supplies the reader a examine of the motor city.
By Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
A gorgeous U.S. debut―a literary secret set within the fabled urban sq. of Marrakesh.
every year, the storyteller, Hassan, gathers listeners to town sq. to percentage their reminiscences of a tender, overseas couple who mysteriously disappeared years previous. As a variety of witnesses describe their encounters with the couple―their stories overlapping, confirming, and contradicting each one other―Hassan hopes to gentle upon information that might clarify what occurred to them, and to absolve his personal brother, who's in legal for his or her disappearance.
As stories circle an elusive fact, the couple takes on an air as enigmatic as their destiny. yet is that this annual storytelling ritual a real try to discover the reality, or is it meant as a substitute to weave an ambiguous mythology round a crime?
the 1st in an bold cycle of novels set within the Islamic international, The Storyteller of Marrakesh is a sublime exploration of the character of fact and our moving perceptions of fact.
By Ann Granger
Within the middle of the leafy Cotswolds a physique is located. A teenage woman, most likely neighborhood, somebody's daughter who went out one night and did not get back. it's not lengthy ahead of she is pointed out: fifteen-year-old Lynne Wills who habitually drank underage in 'The Silver Bells' pub and, one the evening of her loss of life, was once visible leaving with an unknown guy. leader Inspector Markby's good friend Meredith Mitchell has been befriended through one other younger neighborhood lady, Katie Conway. at the floor Lynne and Katie don't have anything in universal other than their age and residential city. yet may perhaps the insights Katie provides Meredith into her tricky kinfolk historical past - an risky, aristocratic mom, a doting father on the finish of his tether, and a scheming resident secretary - throw a few mild at the different younger lady? And, provided that forensic facts now issues to Lynne Wills's homicide having taken position within the Devaux relations mausoleum, on her homicide too ...?
By John Harwood
Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon residence, a distant asylum in England. She has no reminiscence of the earlier few weeks. The physician, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself lower than the identify Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. whilst she insists he has flawed her for somebody else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle, who replies that Georgina Ferrars is at domestic with him in London: “Your sufferer has to be an imposter.” without notice her voluntary confinement turns into involuntary. who's the lady in her uncle’s apartment? Georgina’s perilous quest to loose herself takes us from a cliffside cottage at the Isle of Wight to the key passages of Tregannon condo and right into a net of hidden kinfolk ties on which her survival depends.
“Redolent with a feeling of foreboding . . . This gothic story will sweep you up into the very middle of Victorian England. A ultimate read!”—Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice
“A richly textured . . . [and] masterfully built narrative . . . Readers are assured a completely diverting time in Harwood’s not-to-be-trusted hands.”—The Independent (UK)
“The crisp prose and twisty plot will motivate many to learn this in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly
By Dick Francis
A vintage secret from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. existence as a author is less warm, hungrier paintings than John Kendall had bargained for. now not even the survival courses he is written may also help him. So whilst infamous racehorse coach Tremayne Vickers ways Kendall to put in writing his biography, it really is a proposal the impoverished author cannot flip down. entering into Vickers' nation domestic, Kendall quick turns into immersed in his host's way of life: using racehorses, making neighbors, and discovering the kinfolk. yet then an area solid woman is located lifeless - and the party's over. A killer is lurking within the shadows. And Kendall's personal survival suggestions are approximately to turn into extra invaluable - and extra lethal - than he might ever have imagined . . . compliment for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was once unbeatable whilst he received into his stride. an identical is correct of his crime writing' day-by-day replicate 'Dick Francis's fiction has a mystery component - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's awareness on web page one and preserving it tight until eventually the very finish' Sunday Telegraph 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the heritage researched with care . . . the complete tale is a excitement to savour' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his top' night average 'A common winner . . . as delicate, rapid and lean as ever' Sunday exhibit Dick Francis was once some of the most profitable post-war nationwide Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he used to be champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mom, so much famously on Devon Loch within the 1956 Grand nationwide. On his retirement from the saddle, he released his autobiography, the game of Queens, sooner than occurring to put in writing forty-three bestselling novels, a quantity of brief tales (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. in the course of his lifetime Dick Francis obtained many awards, among them the distinguished Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his striking contribution to the style, and 3 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The secret Writers of the US. In 1996 he was once named by way of them as Grand grasp for a lifetime's success. In 1998 he was once elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and used to be presented a CBE within the Queen's Birthday Honours checklist of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, on the age of eighty-nine, yet he continues to be one of many maximum mystery writers of all time.
By Dorothy L. Sayers
“Gaudy Night stands proud even between leave out Sayers’s novels. And leave out Sayers has lengthy stood in a category via herself.”
—Times Literary Supplement
The nice Dorothy L. Sayers is taken into account through many to be the ultimate detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her rushing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, certainly one of secret fiction’s such a lot enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed writer Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s paintings, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and beautiful eye for detail.” The 3rd Dorothy L. Sayers vintage to add secret author Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night is now again in print with an creation by means of Elizabeth George, herself against the law fiction grasp. Gaudy evening takes Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter, to Oxford college, Harriet’s alma mater, for a reunion, purely to discover themselves the objectives of a nightmare of harassment and mysterious, murderous threats.
By Steve Martini
The Attorney, which marked the go back of Steve Martini's lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani, used to be hailed for its "well-observed court docket maneuverings" (The Christian technology Monitor) and "crisp discussion and tart observations" (Publishers Weekly). Now Martini gives you the main daunting capital case of Madriani's career.
Paul Madriani has considerable cause to suspect he is representing a to blame guy. Dr. David Crone, a revered clinical researcher and imperative in mapping the human genome, is charged with the homicide of a tender colleague: twenty-six-year-old Kalista Jordan, an African-American learn health care provider whose physique washed up on a seashore in San Diego Bay. Forensic proof hyperlinks her homicide with fabric in Crone's storage. Crone had either chance and reason: Kalista had lately ended their affair, and will were deserting him professionally besides, relocating directly to a rival genetic examine facility. although, while a key witness for the prosecution dies by surprise, leaving an incriminating observe at the back of, Crone's innocence turns out confirmed-until Madriani hits upon a almost certainly damning free finish.