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The Locked Room

By Elly Griffiths
  • ISBN Code: : 0358694922
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
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Pandemic lockdowns have Ruth Galloway feeling isolated from everyone but a new neighbor—until Nelson comes calling, investigating a decades-long string of murder-suicides that’s looming ever closer, in USA Today Elly Griffiths’ penultimate novel in the beloved series. Three years after her mother’s death, Ruth is finally sorting through her things when she finds a curious relic: a decades-old photograph of her own Norfolk cottage—before she lived there—with a peculiar inscription on the back. Ruth returns to the cottage to uncover its meaning as Norfolk’s first cases of Covid-19 make headlines, leaving her and Kate to shelter in place there. They struggle to stave off isolation by clapping for frontline workers each evening and befriending a kind neighbor, Zoe, from a distance. Meanwhile, Nelson is investigating a series of deaths of women that may or may not be suicide. When he links a case to an archaeological discovery, he breaks curfew to visit Ruth and enlist her help. But the further Nelson investigates the deaths, the closer he gets to Ruth’s isolated cottage—until Ruth, Zoe, and Kate all go missing, and Nelson is left scrambling to find them before it’s too late. PRAISE FOR ELLY GRIFFITHS AND THE RUTH GALLOWAY SERIES Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award “Galloway is an everywoman, smart, successful and a little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her.” —USA Today “Elly Griffiths draws us all the way back to prehistoric times . . . Highly atmospheric.” —New York Times Book Review “Forensic archeologist and academic Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth—an inspired creation. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on.” —Louise Penny

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By A. A. Milne
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026894731
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: the-red-house-mystery.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Red House Mystery" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Mark Ablett is entertaining a house party at his English country house. The guest list includes a widow and her marriageable daughter, a retired major, a willful actress, and Bill Beverley, a young man about town. When Mark's long-lost brother Robert, the black sheep of the family, arrives from Australia, things do not go as per plans and shortly thereafter Robert is found shot dead. Now it is up to Tony Gillingham and his friend Bill to figure out the locked room mystery and catch the murderer.

The Night Hawks

By Elly Griffiths
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0358237017
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 729
  • Pdf File: the-night-hawks.pdf

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A USA Today Bestseller There’s nothing Ruth Galloway hates more than amateur archaeologists, but when a group of them stumble upon Bronze Age artifacts alongside a dead body, she finds herself thrust into their midst—and into the crosshairs of a string of murders circling ever closer. Ruth is back as head of archaeology at the University of North Norfolk when a group of local metal detectorists—the so-called Night Hawks—uncovers Bronze Age artifacts on the beach, alongside a recently deceased body, just washed ashore. Not long after, the same detectorists uncover a murder-suicide—a scientist and his wife found at their farmhouse, long thought to be haunted by the Black Shuck, a humongous black dog, a harbinger of death. The further DCI Nelson probes into both cases, the more intertwined they become, and the closer they circle to David Brown, the new lecturer Ruth has recently hired, who seems always to turn up wherever Ruth goes.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

By Otto Penzler
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547678444
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: the-best-american-mystery-stories-2011.pdf

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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 includes Lawrence Block, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin, Ed Gorman, Richard Lange, S. J. Rozan, Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, and others

The Puppet's Payback And Other Chilling Tales

By Mary Downing Hahn
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0358067340
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 436
  • Pdf File: the-puppet-s-payback-and-other-chilling-tales.pdf

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The author of wildly popular ghost stories, Mary Downing Hahn has created a group of tales for fans of her "scary but not too scary" books. Even the stories without actual ghosts are spooky. Each tale turns something ordinary—a pigeon, a white dress, a stranger on the bus, a puppet—into a sinister link to the supernatural. For the human characters, secrets from the past or careless behavior in the present can lead to serious trouble. All the stories have a young person as the central character, so all will resonate with young readers who enjoy the eerie, the creepy, and the otherworldly. In a concluding note, the author talks about how she came to write ghost stories.

The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimes

By Mike Ashley
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  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Book Code : 1780333560
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 321
  • Pdf File: the-mammoth-book-of-locked-room-mysteries-impossible-crimes.pdf

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This collection of criminal conundrums are more than whodunits, they're howdunits and are intended to stretch your powers of deduction to the limits.

BOX SET Locked-room Mysteries & Murder

By Kim Ekemar
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  • Publisher : Bradley & Brougham Publishing House
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 631
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: box-set-locked-room-mysteries-murder.pdf

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THE PATRICIDE After a fire, the wealthy landowner Patrice Lafarge is found alone and dead in his bedroom locked from the inside. Inspector Rimbaud reviews the case and counts on the help of his sharp-witted Aunt Emilie. What at first appears to be an accidental death is after the autopsy declared to be a homicide. One of the children at home on Clos Saint-Jacques to celebrate Patrice Lafarge’s 75th birthday over a May weekend has to be the killer, but – who did it, how was it done and for what reason? “This clever ‘whodunit’ set in 1935 France introduces a winning pair of sleuths who probe the death – behind a locked door – of Patrice Lafarge, whose heirs had gathered at his country estate to learn of a change to his will. As in many Golden Age puzzle mysteries, the plot is the key … Readers who enjoy pitting their wits against that of the author will find themselves satisfied by the surprising solution.” – The BookLife Prize in Fiction “It’s a very well written and edited book, which I recommend for readers who enjoy classic mysteries and want to immerse themselves in the pleasures of a locked-room murder challenge. This is a competent example in the locked-room mystery genre, and a very entertaining one to boot.” – Onlinebookclub Reviews THE MURDERS ON THREE BRIDGES In need of a change of scenery, Detective Inspector Arriaga boards Stella Australis for a trip around Tierra del Fuego. Before the ship reaches Cape Horn, the lone officer on the bridge is shot dead. When others come rushing, they find all doors leading to it locked from the inside. With most passengers and crew ashore on an excursion to a glacier and the runaway ship headed for shipwreck on the rocky coast, the captain is overwhelmed by the challenges. The inspector narrows down the suspects to nine – but how did the murderer escape with the doors locked from the inside? Then he faces the explanations for murders that have taken place on not one but three different bridges, including one that concerns his two fathers – the one he has never met and the one he is litigating. “This thriller is well-written and held my interest throughout, and there are a plethora of clues to figure out the perpetrator of the crime – fun for amateur detectives! The author has created a surprise ending … I’ll be looking out for more stories by this author.” – Reedsy Reviews “The writing itself is excellent; Ekemar’s prose is a pleasure to read. It’s a great locked-room murder mystery, rich in interesting characters, presenting a genuine puzzle for readers to solve. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it to all fans of crime and mystery.” – OnlineBookclub Reviews THE CRIMSON BLUEPRINTS Paul Crimson fought in the war that USA waged against Viet Nam. He kept diaries of everything he experienced, which he later concentrated into a manuscript that became a bestseller. Convinced by his editor to start writing a follow-up, he moved to a wintery town in Maine. Crimson started writing it with no idea how it would end. By fusing keen observations of people in the tranquil town with notes from his editor and his soldiering past, he launched The Ship – a terrifying scenario of snowstorms, survival and soul searching. Then his unstableness provoked events to spin out of control, with his work in progress mirroring his perceptions of them. “Richly textured, this novel evokes a smothering, claustrophobic atmosphere of evil and events spinning out of control in all its settings. Crimson’s three lives—his past in Viet Nam, his present in Maine, and his fictional world in the Arctic—create a revealing portrait of a tortured soul. This novel delivers a spooky and readable yarn.” – Kirkus Reviews “The characters are brilliantly crafted. Many readers will enjoy this book, especially those who are interested in the psychological effects of war, those who’d like to see how a writer finds inspiration and those who enjoy a crime thriller.” - OnlineBookclub Reviews

Through the Wall (Illustrated Edition)

By Cleveland Moffett
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026895460
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: through-the-wall.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Through the Wall (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. When a famous celebrity is mysteriously shot dead in a hotel room most people assume it is a suicide but our detective has his doubts. On the other side of the story, a woman declines the marriage proposal of her lover to save him from an unforeseen tragedy. And believe it or not, both these stories are connected intricately. Will the real murderer be caught? Will the two lovers re-unite? Read on!

The Locked Door

By Pierina Procino Di Zazzo
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 148096915X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 659
  • Pdf File: the-locked-door.pdf

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The Locked Door by Pierina Procino Di Zazzo Perched on the side of a mountain, in the small, picturesque city of Percé, proudly stands the Faulkner Bed and Breakfast. Just before the Christmas holidays, Amanda receives an unexpected getaway to the Faulkner and convinces her reluctant sister, Piera, to accompany her. When a treacherous snowstorm hits, the sisters are trapped in the famously haunted bed and breakfast. They soon become aware of the sinister happenings at the Faulkner. From sacred rituals to dark, hidden tunnels; Amanda and Piera become victims to the haunted traditions taking place. The Locked Door is filled with twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the end

Iain Sinclair: Noise, Neoliberalism and the Matter of London

By Niall Martin
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472574869
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: iain-sinclair.pdf

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For much of the 20th century the modernist city was articulated in terms of narratives of progress and development. Today the neoliberal city confronts us with all the cultural 'noise' of disorder and excess meaning. As this book demonstrates, for more than 40 years London-based writer, film-maker and 'psychogeographer' Iain Sinclair has proved to be one of the most incisive commentators on the contemporary city: tracing the emerging contours of a metropolis where the meeting of global and local is never without incident. Iain Sinclair: Noise, Neoliberalism and the Matter of London explores Sinclair's investigations into the nature of conflicting urban realities through an examination of the ways in which the noise of neoliberal excess intersects with the noise of literary experiment. In this way, the book casts new light on theorisations of the city in the contemporary era.

Anthony Boucher

By Jeffrey Marks
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786483884
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 361
  • Pdf File: anthony-boucher.pdf

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American author, editor, and critic William Parker White, better known to most as Anthony Boucher, made countless contributions to the fields of mystery and science fiction. After beginning his career as a mystery writer at 16, Boucher went on to become a New York Times mystery critic, a host for several radio programs, and the founding editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. This comprehensive biobibliography places particular emphasis on the writings and edited publications that established his reputation among readers of science fiction. Several appendices include complete bibliographic citations for Boucher’s novels, articles, short stories, unpublished works, reviews, radio plays, anthologies, translations, and other written works.

Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story

By M. Cook
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137294892
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: detective-fiction-and-the-ghost-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story is a lively series of case studies celebrating the close relationship between detective fiction and the ghost story. It features many of the most famous authors from both genres including Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, M. R. James and Tony Hillerman.