The Night of Morningstar (Modesty Blaise, Book 11) by Peter O'Donnell

By Peter O'Donnell

There were few different woman motion heroines like Modesty Blaise—a tricky orphan who grew to become the chief of the community, a criminal offense syndicate focusing on artwork robbery and business espionage. This tenth e-book of her adventures starts off with a flashback to the final days of the community, whilst Modesty was once approximately to retire, and describes the organization’s ultimate, fabulous operation ahead of it disbanded. This operation is echoed numerous years later whilst Modesty, along with her peerless lieutenant Willie Garvin, unearths herself drawn into clash with the mysterious team referred to as the Watchmen, who've plans to kill Modesty in London after which wreck San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge. Modesty and Willie locate themselves prisoners on a drillship off the Ilhas Desertas and needs to use their resourcefulness to flee.

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Blind Switch (Jack Doyle Mysteries, Book 1) by John McEvoy

By John McEvoy

One-time beginner boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious ads account consultant, is going to paintings one fantastic Chicago day and unearths his desk—and his job—both long gone. A two-time loser on the marriage online game in addition, Doyle, frequently ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take inventory, knowing, “with a thumping finality, that lifestyles yes as hell did have his quantity and used to be crunching it.”

At unfastened ends, Doyle accepts a most original supply from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, to mend a horse race. The context of constructing the deal, a Cubs online game at storied Wrigley box, units the tone for the drama that follows. therefore starts a series of occasions that may lead the FBI to Doyle’s door the place they “coopt” him right into a quest after people who find themselves maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for his or her assurance values. Their #1 goal is a loathsome media rich person who can’t endure to lose…at anything.

Built upon fresh real occasions, spiced with satire and peppered all through with enticing loonies, Blind swap is a noteworthy first novel with a hero pressured to invite in its final line, “Where have I long past correct?

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When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Matthew Scudder, Book 6) by Lawrence Block

By Lawrence Block

Downing a bourbon or with a few cronies, Scudder witnesses a heist. The Morrisey brothers who run the joint are unusually submissive in the course of the raid, yet wanting to see Scudder music down the thieves with no related to the standard forces of legislations and order.

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Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (Agatha Raisin, Book by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

The neighborhood girls deemed him a "wizard." So whilst, to Agatha's horror, she unearths numerous coarse grey hairs poking out of her head--and the rinse she attempts at domestic turns her hair a beautiful color of purple--she makes a beeline for Mr. John, the good-looking Evesham hairdresser who supplies to paintings his magic on Agatha's coif. And the captivating beautician additionally turns out to have designs on Agatha's center. yet their destiny jointly is minimize brief while Mr. John collapses lifeless from poisoning in his salon--and Agatha all of sudden has a homicide case in her hair. was once it one among Mr. John's many shoppers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets and techniques? It's time for Agatha to resolve this hair-raising secret.

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Ex Officio by Donald E. Westlake

By Donald E. Westlake

An in poor health ex-president makes an attempt to come to the realm stage

Few retirements are harder than that of a former president. For greater than a decade, the once-powerful Bradford Lockridge, whose presidency was once lower brief after one time period, has slipped more and more into obscurity. At his lowest aspect, he flies to California to wait the hole of a grocery store, only for an opportunity to get a few sunshine. After the rite ends, Lockridge faints, waking up after a couple of minutes, careworn and stuttering. The ex-president is starting to die.

Before he is going, he desires one final probability to alter the area. An palms race is constructing with Communist China, and Lockridge had extra good fortune than the other president in facing the Reds. the area has handed him by means of, yet this ex-president nonetheless desires to put it aside - no matter if it capability risking his personal existence.

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Sugar Coated Sins (Donut Shop Mystery, Book 20) by Jessica Beck

By Jessica Beck

Donut secret #20, SUGAR lined SINS, From ny occasions Bestselling writer Jessica Beck whilst a time pill is accidently unearthed in town sq., a homicide confession is found, prime Suzanne, Grace, and Jake on a hunt via time for a killer who truly isn’t accomplished but.

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

By Umberto Eco

A excellent most sensible vendor and now a vintage, The identify of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics became novelist, to foreign prominence. An erudite homicide secret set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it isn't just a gripping tale but in addition a super exploration of medieval philosophy, background, theology, and logic.

In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is distributed to enquire a filthy rich Italian abbey whose priests are suspected of heresy. whilst his challenge is overshadowed through seven extraordinary deaths patterned at the ebook of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the path of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbey’s labyrinthine secrets and techniques, the subversive results of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition. stuck in an influence fight among the emperor he serves and the pope who principles the Church, Brother William involves see that what's at stake is greater than any mere political dispute–that his research is being blocked by means of those that worry mind's eye, interest, and the ability of ideas.

The identify of the Rose deals the reader not just an ingeniously developed mystery—complete with mystery symbols and coded manuscripts—but additionally an unheard of portrait of the medieval international on the point of profound transformation.

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