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Обложка книги The Barrakee Mystery The Barrakee Mystery

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги The Bone is Pointed The Bone is Pointed

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги The Mystery of Swordfish Reef The Mystery of Swordfish Reef

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложки нет THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

 Автор: Poe Edgar Allan

 Серия:

Обложка книги The Devil_s Steps The Devil_s Steps

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги The Mountains have a Secret The Mountains have a Secret

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги The Widows of broome The Widows of broome

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги The New Shoe The New Shoe

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги The bushman who came back The bushman who came back

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

Обложка книги Three strikes Three strikes

 Автор: Soloff Scott

Обложки нет The Secret of Father Brown

 Автор: Chesterton Gilbert Keith

Обложка книги The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Boscombe Valley Mystery

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Five Orange Pips The Five Orange Pips

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Red-Headed League The Red-Headed League

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Adventure of the Copper Beeches The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Man with the Twisted Lip The Man with the Twisted Lip

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve—sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Adventure of the Speckled Band The Adventure of the Speckled Band

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve — sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложка книги The Woman of Mystery The Woman of Mystery

 Автор: Leblanc Maurice

Обложка книги The Secret of Sarek The Secret of Sarek

 Автор: Leblanc Maurice

Обложки нет "Thou Art the Man"

 Автор: Poe Edgar Allan

Обложки нет The Man Who Knew Too Much

 Автор: Chesterton Gilbert Keith

Обложка книги The Dark Place The Dark Place

 Автор: Elkins Aaron

 Серия: Gideon Oliver

Обложка книги Twenty blue devils Twenty blue devils

 Автор: Elkins Aaron

 Серия: Gideon Oliver

Обложки нет The Purloined Letter

 Автор: Poe Edgar Allan

Обложка книги The Franchise Affair The Franchise Affair

 Автор: Tey Josephine

 Серия: Alan Grant


Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window. But there's something about Betty Kane's story that doesn't quite add up. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is stumped. It takes Robert Blair, solicitor turned amateur detective, to solve the mystery that lies at the heart of The Franchise Affair.

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Обложка книги To Love and Be Wise To Love and Be Wise

 Автор: Tey Josephine

 Серия: Alan Grant


It was rumoured that Hollywood stars would go down on their knees for the privilege of being photographed by the good-looking, brilliantly talented and ultra-fashionable portrait photographer Leslie Searle. But what was such a gifted creature doing in such an English village backwater of Salcott St Mary? And why — and how — did he disappear? If a crime had been committed, was it murder… fraud… or simply some macabre practical joke?

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Обложка книги The Secret Adversary The Secret Adversary

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Tommy and Tuppence

Обложка книги The Body in the Library The Body in the Library

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Miss Marple

Обложка книги The Murder at the Vicarage The Murder at the Vicarage

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Miss Marple

Обложка книги The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Mysterious Affair at Styles

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The Hollow The Hollow

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The Big Four The Big Four

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The Burden The Burden

 Автор: Christie Agatha

Обложка книги The equivoque principle The equivoque principle

 Автор: Craske Darren

 Серия: Cornelius Quaint

Обложка книги The Sittaford Mystery The Sittaford Mystery

 Автор: Christie Agatha

Обложка книги The Eleventh Plague The Eleventh Plague

 Автор: Craske Darren

 Серия: Cornelius Quaint

Обложка книги The Silver Locomotive mystery The Silver Locomotive mystery

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Inspector Robert Colbeck

Обложка книги The Silent Pool The Silent Pool

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


First she felt herself being pushed downstairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned mushroom soup. Finally the tampered-with tablet amongst her sleeping pills was the last straw. Adriana Ford, famous actress and mistress of the house decided to call in Miss Silver. And Maud Silver, with impeccable logic, pointed out that the person who was trying to kill her must be a member of her own household. And then the murders started…

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Обложка книги The Girl in the Cellar The Girl in the Cellar

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


A woman suffers amnesia as she regains consciousness to find herself standing on cellar steps with a dead girl down below. As she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who takes on this most mysterious case.

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Обложка книги The Clocks The Clocks

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The Stabbing in the Stables The Stabbing in the Stables

 Автор: Brett Simon

 Серия: Fethering mystery

Обложка книги The Affair Next Door The Affair Next Door

 Автор: Green Anna Katherine

Обложка книги The Mystery of the Blue Train The Mystery of the Blue Train

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложки нет The nine-mile walk

 Автор: Кемельман Гарри


About the Author

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1908, Harry Kemelman was the creator of perhaps one of the most famous religious sleuths: Rabbi David Small. His writing career began with short stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine featuring New England college professor Nicky Welt, the first of which, "The Nine Mile Walk," is considered to be a classic (the Welt stories were later grouped into a collection with the same title). The Rabbi Small series began in 1964, with Friday the Rabbi Slept Late. It went on to become a bestseller, and won Kemelman an Edgar for "Best First Novel" in 1965. Kemelman died in 1996.

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Обложки нет The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

 Автор: Poe Edgar Allan

Обложки нет The Labours of Hercules

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The excursion train The excursion train

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Inspector Robert Colbeck

Обложка книги The railway viaduct The railway viaduct

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Inspector Robert Colbeck

Обложки нет The Wisdom of Father Brown

 Автор: Chesterton Gilbert Keith


THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN


By G. K. Chesterton

To

LUCIAN OLDERSHAW


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Обложка книги The Man in the Queue The Man in the Queue

 Автор: Tey Josephine

 Серия: Alan Grant


The first of Tey's Inspector Grant mysteries concerns the murder of an unknown man, apparently struck down as he stands in a ticket queue for a London musical comedy. Grant tenaciously pursues his suspects throughout the length of Britain and the labyrinth of London.

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Обложка книги The Singing Sands The Singing Sands

 Автор: Tey Josephine

 Серия: Alan Grant


On his train journey back to Scotland for a well-earned rest, Inspector Grant learns that a fellow passenger, one Charles Martin, has been found dead. It looks like a case of misadventure — but Grant is not so sure. Teased by some enigmatic lines of verse that the deceased had apparently scrawled on a newspaper, he follows a trail to the Outer Hebrides. And though it is the end of his holiday, it is also the beginning of an intriguing investigation into the bizarre circumstances shrouding Charles Martin's death…

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Обложка книги The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern

 Автор: Braun Lillian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Could Read Backwards The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Turned On and Off The Cat Who Turned On and Off

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Saw Red The Cat Who Saw Red

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Played Brahms The Cat Who Played Brahms

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Played Post Office The Cat Who Played Post Office

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Серия: The Cat Who...

Обложка книги Third Girl Third Girl

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложки нет The A.B.C. Murders

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

Обложка книги The Watersplash The Watersplash

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


Another investigation for Miss Silver. Lurking beneath the tranquillity of the country village of Greenings is a tinder-dry passion which owes its origins to events in the recent past. When Clarice Dean is found drowned in a watersplash, the match is set. Can Miss Silver put out the blaze?

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Обложка книги The Documents in the Case The Documents in the Case

 Автор: Sayers Dorothy L


The only one of Sayers' twelve major crime novels not to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, her most famous detective character, written in collaboration with Robert Eustace. This is an epistolary novel, told primarily in the form of letters between some of the characters. This collection of documents — hence the novel's title — is explained as a dossier of evidence collected by the victim's son as part of his campaign to obtain justice for his father.

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Обложка книги The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

 Автор: Sayers Dorothy L

 Серия: Lord Peter Wimsey


90-year-old General Fentiman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died — and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance.Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis.

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Обложка книги The Nine Tailors The Nine Tailors

 Автор: Sayers Dorothy L

 Серия: Lord Peter Wimsey


Nine teller strokes from the belfry of an ancient country church toll the death of an unknown man and call the famous Lord Peter Wimsey to one of his most brilliant cases, set in the atmosphere of a quiet parish in the strange, flat, fen-country of East Anglia

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Обложка книги The hunt for Sonya Dufrette The hunt for Sonya Dufrette

 Автор: Raichev R T

 Серия: Country house crime

Обложка книги The Death of Corinne The Death of Corinne

 Автор: Raichev R T

 Серия: Country house crime

Обложка книги They Do It With Mirrors They Do It With Mirrors

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Miss Marple

Обложки нет The Amateur Cracksman

 Автор: Hornung Ernest William

Обложка книги The Dying of the Light The Dying of the Light

 Автор: Dibdin Michael

Обложки нет The Railway Detective

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Inspector Robert Colbeck


The first book in the series featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming, set in the 1850s.

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Обложки нет TROPPO TARDI

 Автор: Chandler Raymond

 Серия: The Little Sister, 1949

Обложка книги The Critic The Critic

 Автор: May Peter

 Серия: Enzo files

Обложка книги The Mysterious Mr Quin The Mysterious Mr Quin

 Автор: Christie Agatha


Der undurchdringliche Mr. Quin, der Gentleman mit dem Gespür für Dinge, die nicht ganz sauber sind, und sein kauziger Gehilfe, Mr. Sattersway, scheinen auf den ersten Blick ein unmögliches Gespann zu sein. Und doch lösen die beiden Fälle, wie sie sich nur eine Agatha Christie ausdenken kann.

Und nur eine Agatha Christie bringt es fertig ihren Geschichten so brilliante Pointen aufzusetzen . . .


The Mysterious Mr Quin was first published in 1930.

Aus dem Englischen von Günter Eichel, Rolph Gail, Adi Oes und Ute Forsyte-Jauch.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Dangerous Dowager The Case of the Dangerous Dowager

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason

Обложка книги The Case of the Blonde Bonanza The Case of the Blonde Bonanza

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason

Обложка книги The Case of the Troubled Trustee The Case of the Troubled Trustee

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason

Обложка книги The Case of the Horrified Heirs The Case of the Horrified Heirs

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason

Обложка книги The Case of the Singing Skirt The Case of the Singing Skirt

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason

Обложка книги The Case of the Stuttering Bishop The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason

Обложка книги The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan


Test your own powers of deduction alongside those of the most celebrated detective ever to walk the streets of London or grace the pages of a book. Sherlock Holmes brings his extraordinary insight and intriguing quirks to every case he is called upon to solve—sometimes without even leaving the comfort of his Baker Street apartment. In this collection of 23 ingeniously plotted stories, no case is too big, too small, or too bizarre for Holmes. Whether he is foiling the grand schemes of a would-be bank robber or uncovering family secrets kept hidden away for years, Sherlock Holmes at all times proves himself a formidable adversary. With his trusted and always-admiring friend, Dr. Watson, at his side, “the most perfect reasoning and observing machine the world has ever seen” uses his unique analytical gifts to confound every criminal and unravel every mystery.

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Обложки нет The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: Sherlock Holmes short story collections


The Adventure of the Illustrious Client

The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

The Adventure of the Three Gables

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

The Problem of Thor Bridge

The Adventure of the Creeping Man

The Adventure of the Lion's Mane

The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

The Adventure of the Retired Colorman

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Обложки нет The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

 Серия: Sherlock Holmes short story collections


Silver Blaze

The Yellow Face

The Stockbroker's Clerk

The "Gloria Scott"

The Musgrave Ritual

The Reigate Puzzle

The Crooked Man

The Resident Patient

The Greek Interpreter

The Naval Treaty

The Final Problem

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Обложки нет The Sign of Four

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

Обложка книги The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan


In one of his novels, author Doyle distressed readers by allowing both Sherlock Holmes and his adversary Professor Moriarty to die. Then in 1903, to please readers, he resuscitates the famous sleuth. The stories in this collection tell of his return.

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Обложка книги The Capture of Cerberus The Capture of Cerberus

 Автор: Christie Agatha, Curran John


Ранее не издававшийся рассказ Агаты Кристи из книги Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making — Includes Two Unpublished Poirot Stories.

В составе книги примечания редактора и предисловие.

Книга на английском языке.

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Обложки нет The Scandal of Father Brown

 Автор: Chesterton Gilbert Keith

Обложка книги The Penny Ferry The Penny Ferry

 Автор: Boyer Rick

 Серия: Doc Adams

Обложки нет The Nursing Home Murder

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn


Inspector Alleyn had so many suspects for the murder of the Home Secretary, that, for once, he was at a loss. Except for one detail — one grisly little detail — that only the likes of Roderick Alleyn would ever notice…

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Обложки нет Tied Up in Tinsel

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn


Christmas time in an isolated country house and, following a flaming row in the kitchen, there's murder inside. When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected — and foul play it proves to be. Only suspicion falls not on the staff but on the guests, all so unimpeachably respectable that the very thought of murder in connection with any of them seems almost heresy. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn returns unexpectedly from a trip to Australia, it is to find his beloved wife in the thick of an intriguing mystery…

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Обложка книги The body at the Tower The body at the Tower

 Автор: Lee Y S

 Серия: Agency

Обложка книги The Long Goodbye The Long Goodbye

 Автор: Chandler Raymond


The Long Goodbye (1953) is a milestone in the genre. This novel demonstrated for the first time that hard-boiled fiction could serve as a vehicle for social comment and critique. While the apparent plot is slower paced and less metaphoric than Chandler's previous novels, the revealed plot shows him using his own life as a material, an autobiographical turn that prepared the way for Ross Macdonald.

Marlowe meets and befriends English expatriate Terry Lennox, a drunk who has been abandoned by his ex-wife Sylvia, at The Dancers Club. Months later he spots Lennox drunk again, runs him home, and sobers him up, giving him traveling money to Las Vegas. Lennox sends repayment and re-marries Sylvia, after which Marlowe shares an occasional drink with him: during one, Lennox accuses Sylvia of infidelity. He next appears at Marlowe's door in flight to Tijuana, apparently because he has killed her. Marlowe drives him there and stonewalls policemen Green and Dayton when he returns, spending time in jail. He refuses to cooperate with a lawyer sent by Sylvia's millionaire father, local magnate Harlan Potter.

Marlowe won't talk even after the D.A. says that Lennox wrote a full confession before shooting himself in Mexico. A reporter suggests to him that there is a cover-up, which is confirmed by calls from the lawyer and warnings from gangster Mendy Menendez, an old friend of Lennox, who explains that Lennox was captured by the Nazis during World War II. Marlowe gets a letter from Lennox, which waffles on his role in the murder and contains a $5,000 bill.

A second apparent plot begins when Howard Spencer, a publisher's representative, hires Marlowe to baby-sit hack novelist Roger Wade (Chandler's self-portrait). The alcoholic writer can't finish his novel and is missing, but his stunning blonde wife Eileen provides a note about "Dr. V" and details of Wade's stays at drunk farms. Marlowe gets information on these places from an old friend in a big agency and narrows his list to three suspects. None pan out except Dr. Verringer, who is about to sell out so that he can support a manic-depressive named Earl. Spying Wade through a window, Marlowe saves him from crazy Earl. For this he collects a kiss from Eileen, and he learns that she knew Sylvia Lennox, which links the two plots.

A lull follows, during which Marlowe meets Sylvia's sister Linda Loring and her insufferable doctor husband. They argue about Sylvia's murder and whether Harlan Potter wants the case closed, but a respectful friendship ensues. Marlowe sees the Lorings again at Roger Wade's cocktail party, where the doctor accuses the novelist of sleeping with his wife. A scene follows, but Wade handles the blow-up well. Marlowe, however, won't accept $1,000 to nanny the author through his novel. He doesn't like the writer's ego or his wife, who tells him her own story of true love lost.

A week later Wade calls for help, and Marlowe arrives to find him collapsed in front of his house, with Eileen sitting nearby smoking. He and the house-boy put Wade to bed, and Marlowe walks away from an opportunity with Eileen. Instead he collects Wade's drunken notes to gain insight into his problems. Then there's a shot. Marlowe finds husband and wife struggling over a gun, the novelist claiming he attempted suicide. Dosed with drugs, he finally sleeps. Eileen invites Marlowe into her bed, but he declines.

Linda Loring introduces Marlowe to Harlan Potter, who wants the Lennox murder closed. Marlowe demurs. Now information develops that Lennox used to call himself Paul Marston, and that Roger Wade had an affair with Sylvia. Marlowe, at the Wades with Eileen, finds the writer dead. His old friend Lt. Ohls treats the case as a suicide, but Eileen accuses Marlowe. More comes out about Lennox's former life: he was married to Eileen and presumed dead in World War I, so she married Wade. But then he reappeared and she panicked.

In the revealed plot, she killed both Sylvia and Roger. Lennox' name is cleared. Linda Loring divorces her obnoxious husband and asks Marlowe to marry her; he refuses to be a kept man, but does spend a night with her, the only woman Marlowe ever beds (aside from Helen Vermilyea in Chandler's better-off-forgotten swan song, Playback. There's a final detail to check and it's supplied by Senor Maioranos ("Mr. Better-years"), who is Terry Lennox in disguise. He and Marlowe talk, but the old affection is gone. As Marlowe said of Linda Loring's departure, "to say goodbye is to die a little."

As he had in the preceding The Little Sister (1949), Chandler engaged in pointed social criticism in The Long Goodbye, stretching the genre. The brunt of his attack is born by the rich: Marlowe sees their enterprises – business, the press, gambling interests, lawyers, and the courts – forming a monolith that disenfranchises the average citizen. "Money tends to have a life of its own, even a conscience of its own," says villain Harlan Potter, who is the ironic spokesman for many of Chandler's views (190-91). The roots of crime lie not with nymphomaniacs (as in The Big Sleep) or in economic climbing (Farewell's Velma Valento), but in big money's exploitation of the lowest-common-denominator effect of mass institutions and democracy. This, Chandler finally decided, rather than some inherently debilitating effect of the setting, robs immigrants to L.A. of the admirable independence that drew them there.

More interesting still is the way Chandler used the novel, which he wrote as his wife lay dying, to analyze and comment on his own life. Like Terry Lennox, Chandler was a soldier scarred by World War I, whose young days at Dabney Oil were full of big cars and illicit affairs. Like Roger Wade, he had become a middle-aged, childless, self-hating, alcoholic, celebrity writer. Like Philip Marlowe, Chandler clung in conscience to early ideals, belief in character, fidelity, and respect for creation. The novel detests the very self-pity that propels it. Can Chandler integrate the parts of his life? Marlowe's last words to Lennox are "So long, Senor Maioranos. Nice to have known you – however briefly" (311). The final answer is no. It is no accident that Terry Lennox and Roger Wade never appear together, but rather a psychological impossibility. That a woman undoes both is Chandler's old saw, but secondary here. "Your husband is a guy who can take a long hard look at himself and see what is there," says Marlowe to Eileen. "Most people go through life using up half their energy trying to protect a dignity they never had" (153). Not until Ross Macdonald would the hard-boiled novel again be exploited for autobiographical insight so sharply.

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Обложки нет The Incredulity of Father Brown

 Автор: Chesterton Gilbert Keith

Обложка книги The Catherine Wheel The Catherine Wheel

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


It began with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper to stay for a weekend at the inn. They arrived eager, a mixed assortment, but one of them got hideously murdered bringing the inn's stormy past to focus. Maud Silver was sent to investigate.

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Обложка книги The Alington Inheritance The Alington Inheritance

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


Another case for retired governess turned private detective, Miss Silver. After the death of her guardian, Jenny Hill inherits Alington House. But the present owners, distant relations of Jenny, plan to cheat her out of her inheritance.

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Обложка книги The Fingerprint The Fingerprint

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


When she found the body of her beloved Uncle Jonathan, Georgina stooped to pick up the revolver, thus becoming the prime suspect. But there was also the missing fingerprint – the showpiece of Uncle Jonathan's collection, apparently acquired from a self-confessed murderer, who was still at large.

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Обложка книги The Listening Eye The Listening Eye

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia


Paulina Paine is deaf, but her ability to lip-read is astonishing. So two men who met one day during an art exhibition did not realize that the woman sitting out of earshot could understand every word they said. It was no ordinary conversation, and Paulina went straight to see Miss Silver.

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Обложки нет The Chestermarke Instinct

 Автор:

Обложки нет The Last Good Day

 Автор: Bowen Gail

 Серия: Joanne Kilbourn

Обложки нет The Glass Coffin

 Автор: Bowen Gail

 Серия: Joanne Kilbourn

Обложки нет The Innocence of Father Brown

 Автор: Chesterton Gilbert Keith

Обложки нет The Gong of Doom

 Автор: Halter Paul


We’ve just received word that the British journal Book and Magazine Collector has selected Paul Halter’s story “The Night of the Wolf,” first published in English in EQMM (see our May 2006 issue), for its list of the 50 Top Locked Room Stories of All Time! As regular EQMM readers know by now, Frenchman Paul Halter (who hails from Alsace-Lorraine) most often writes about an English detective, Dr. Alan Twist. Here Twist is again with another superb locked-room puzzle.

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Обложки нет The Robber's Grave

 Автор: Halter Paul


“Paul Halter, a forty-something Frenchman, has donned the mantle of the great John Dickson Carr and has to date produced twenty-nine novels and a collection of short stories, all replete with cunning clues, brain-twisting puzzles, and always fair-play solutions,” says his translator John Pugmire. This is the pseudonymous Halter’s fourth appearance in EQMM.

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Обложка книги The Beekeeper's Apprentice The Beekeeper's Apprentice

 Автор: King Laurie R

 Серия: Mary Russel, Mary Russell


Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex Downs. He never imagines he would encounter anyone whose intellect matched his own, much less an audacious teenage girl with a penchant for detection. Miss Mary Russell becomes Holmes' pupil and quickly hones her talent for deduction, disguises and danger. But when an elusive villain enters the picture, their partnership is put to a real test.

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Обложка книги The Hound of the Baskervilles The Hound of the Baskervilles

 Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan

Обложка книги The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

 Автор: Perry Anne, Tremayne Peter, Meyers Maan, Lupoff Richard A, Saylor Steven, Ashley Mike, Reed Mary, Mayer Eric, Morson Ian, Todd Charles, Holt Tom, Counihan Deirdre, Lumley Dorothy, Pollard Tony

 Серия:


From Ancient Rome through thirteenth-century Venice to 1930s' New York, twelve compelling historical crime stories.


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Обложка книги The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel

 Автор: Horowitz Anthony

 Серия: Sherlock Holmes


THE GAME'S AFOOT…

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious 'House of Silk'…

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Обложка книги The Case of the Runaway The Case of the Runaway

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

Обложка книги The Case of the Phantom Fortune The Case of the Phantom Fortune

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


Horace Warren pays five hundred dollars to have Perry Mason attend a buffet dinner to observe his guests. He also wants Mason to investigate a fingerprint and suspects his wife is being blackmailed. Mrs Warren's mysterious past may hold the clues.

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Обложка книги The Golden Spiders The Golden Spiders

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


A woman with a man seated beside her in a Cadillac mouths soundlessly to a street urchin, “Help, get a cop!” One of these three very presently is murdered, and as a result Nero Wolfe delivers himself of his first recorded lecture on crime detection. Even more surprising, Nero and Archie take on a case for the smallest retainer in their history: four dollars and thirty cents.

“The Golden Spiders”, Rex Stout introduces a new kind of criminal engaged in a peculiarly contemporary and particularly vicious kind of crime. Nero never had to think faster and Archie never encountered greater perils than in this, undoubtedly one of the very finest novels of detection or our day.

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Обложки нет The Mother Hunt

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe

Обложка книги The Case of the Substitute Face The Case of the Substitute Face

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


Perry Mason has been batting around the Orient, taking a well-earned vacation. (Yes, Della Street is along.) We pick up on his way to the roar of the city, the jangle of telephones, the blast of automobile horns, to clients who lie to him and yet expect him to stand behind them. And Perry can hardly wait to get back!

He doesn’t have to wait to get home, however, for excitement to start. Just out of Honolulu, a fellow passenger comes to him with a very strange story.

Mason has already noticed the party of three: the middle-aged man with the  gray eyes, the slender, graceful woman, and the daughter who looks so much like a famous movie actress. Now beside the ship’s rail, he listens to the queer tale a woman tells in a voice of nervous hysteria. Until two months before she was known as Mrs. Moar. But overnight her husband — and so we have: The Case of the Substitute Face.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Lame Canary The Case of the Lame Canary

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


When a murdered man is found in the home of shady insurance adjuster Walter Prescott, a simple divorce case turns into a courtroom puzzler, as Perry Mason follows the clues to catch a killer.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


It all began enough when, to get out of a shower, Della — Perry Mason’s “girl Friday” — dragger the lawyer-sleuth into a department store restaurant for tea.

That was where they first saw Mrs. Sarah Breel and her niece, Virginia Trent. They where in a spot too, with the store detective on Mrs. Breel’s trail, and even Virginia admitting her aunt was a kleptomaniac. It all seemed so strange, naturally Mason got interested. And Della Street, trained by years of experience to read the how’s moods, realized he didn’t go far just on theory... that if he appeared to see more than met the eye, his perception was based on scene point in practical psychology.

From this odd beginning, the vagaries of a whimsical fate catapult Perry mason into the case of the missing diamonds, the homey woman who didn’t look like a shoplifter, the methodical drunk, the thick reddish stain on a woman’s kid shoe, and beautiful Lone Bedford. No one knew much about her, but all the men wanted to know more — including Perry Mason!

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Обложка книги The Lamp of God The Lamp of God

 Автор: Queen Ellery


Ellery Queen is asked by a lawyer friend to help protect the interests of a pretty young heiress. They meet her, along with an unpleasant physician who is a friend of her family, as she disembarks in New York from an ocean liner arriving from England. She learns that her father, from whom she has been separated since her toddler years, has died just as she is to be reunited with her eccentric family and inherit her father’s fabled hoard of gold. The group drives for hours to reach an ugly and sinister Victorian house called the Black House at nightfall.

The Black House, where her father died, is uninhabitable — the group meets the family and beds down in a small stone house next door. When they awake, the Black House has vanished as though it never existed. Ellery must shake off the Gothic trappings and the suggestions of black magic in order to figure out what has happened to the Black House and the gold.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Perjured Parrot The Case of the Perjured Parrot

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


An exceedingly profane green parrot, with wicked glittering eyes and a genius for saying the wrong thing...

A pretty (if rather prim) young librarian with a curious interest in dangerous weapons...

An eccentric multi-millionaire, with a penchant for books, trailers and birds...

An apparently un-traceable murder, committed with a double-barreled derringer, obsolete in design but deadly in efficiency... These, and some other bizarre details, which we won’t reveal, plunge Perry Mason and Della Street up to their necks in one of the most exciting mysteries that Erie Stanley Gardner has ever written!

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Обложка книги The Origin of Evil The Origin of Evil

 Автор: Queen Ellery


Ellery Queen’s arrival in Hollywood did not pass unnoticed. It Brought a pretty, nineteen-year-old girl to his apartment with a tale of murder so strange as to be irresistible to that connoisseur of bizarre crime. the story of a man who scared to death... murdered by a dead dog!..

This Ellery Queen’s 25th Detective Mystery, unfolds with a mounting tension as a dead fish, strangled frogs and the skin of an alligator become fantastic components in a grand design for murder.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Rolling Bones The Case of the Rolling Bones

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


Here’s a PERRY MASON story, with a murder hinging on as ingenious a trick as has appeared in a mystery in a long time, and containing some of the most exiting courtroom scenes Erle Stanley Gardner has even written.

It’s about:

Alden E. Leeds, millionaire and black sheep of the family, about to the torn limb from limb by a pack of gold-greedy relatives; Phyllis, old man Leeds’s niece and business manager; Ned Barkler, once his partner in Klondike days; L. C. Conway, who sold dice almost anyone could roll; blonde, hard Marcia Whittaker, who seemed to have said that all she wanted was a cozy little home; and, of course, wily Perry Mason, Della Street, his secretary, and lanky Paul Drake, the detective.

Readers will find here the usual swift pace and ingenuity, the unexpected twists and surprises that have made Erle Stanley Gardner the most popular detective-store writer in America.

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Обложка книги The Second Confession The Second Confession

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The Second Confession by Rex Stout in which Nero Wolfe is retained by a tycoon to expose an alleged Communist... has his home tommy-gunned and his orchid collection destroyed, and actually stirs himself and leaves his house.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Baited Hook The Case of the Baited Hook

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


It was beautiful bait: two lovely thousand-dollar bills and a torn half of a ten-thousand-dollar note. Perry Mason swallowed it, hook, line, and sinker.

They had gone to a lot of trouble. They had Mason’s private number, woke him up and persuaded him to meet them at his office in the middle of the night. There he found a man and a girl; a man who knew exactly what he wanted but wouldn’t explain; a girl who wore a man’s overcoat, a mask — and wouldn’t speak. It was the girl who kept the other half of the ten-grand note. When and if they needed Perry Mason he’d get her half. Not until then would he know who his client was. Perry suspected he was being played for a sucker, but he was too interested to swim away.

The next morning, he felt the hook. It was murder, a murder obviously linked to his mysterious visitors. And the barb on the hook was that Perry couldn’t discover who his client was or what he was supposed to do. Della Street’s mocking jibes were hard to take.

A racing Gardner story full of action, suspense and one of the most original plots Gardner has ever created.

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Обложка книги The Gun with Wings The Gun with Wings

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


A young couple deeply in love comes to seek Nero Wolfe’s help because the young woman’s husband has died. She believes he was murdered but because of her affair is afraid to go to the police. The mystery clue seems to concern the movement of the murder weapon. It takes much persuasion by Wolfe to get the young man to admit that he moved the gun, placing it next to the body. Both he and she were afraid that that the other had committed the crime. Would Wolfe help them uncover the truth? He consents and begins to interview all who may have a motive to kill the husband, a famous singer.

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Обложка книги The Thirteen Problems The Thirteen Problems

 Автор: Christie Agatha

Обложка книги The Cop Killer The Cop Killer

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


Archie Goodwin attempts to help two scared illegal immigrants only to learn that they are prime suspects in the murder of a policeman. The man nearly breaks Archie’s back in trying to get away from Nero Wolfe’s before homicide cops come for him. A star-struck girl gets bopped with a bottle and tries to frame Sgt. Purley Stebbins, but Wolfe solves the case as he gets his hair cut.

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Обложка книги The Squirt and the Monkey The Squirt and the Monkey

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


Both Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are at their furious best when a murder is committed with Archie’s gun and the client lies to the cops, indicating that Goodwin is the prime suspect. Inspector Cramer threatens to cancel Wolfe’s detective license and arrests Archie. Wolfe is so angry that he works during an orchid session, begins a million dollar suit against the client, and reveals Cramer’s threat to the newspapers before finally exposing the culprit; Archie merely slams the client against a wall.

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Обложка книги The Zero Clue The Zero Clue

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


Nero Wolfe can’t stand Leo Heller, a mathematician who uses operations research to solve mysteries and seems to be superseding Wolfe’s own reputation. But then Heller is murdered by one of his clients. He managed to leave a cryptic message that Wolfe eventually decodes, partly with the help of Lancelot Hogben Mathematics for the million.

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Обложка книги The Dossier of Solar Pons The Dossier of Solar Pons

 Автор: Copper Basil

 Серия: Solar Pons


August Derleth created in Solar Pons a detective whose genius cannot be matched, perhaps not even by Sherlock Holmes himself! Now the pen has passed into the hand of the noted British author Basil Copper. Here are six superbly crafted tales of suspense in the best tradition of Solar Pons. Come to Number 7B Praed Street, where the master awaits.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Perplexed Photographer"

"The Adventure of the Sealed Spire"

"The Adventure of the Six Gold Doubloons"

"The Adventure of the Ipi Idol"

"The Adventure of Buffington Old Grange"

"The Adventure of the Hammer of Hate"

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Обложка книги The Secret Files of Solar Pons The Secret Files of Solar Pons

 Автор: Copper Basil

 Серия: Solar Pons


The Game's Afoot…

Whatever your fancy in the polished old world of deductive, detective cunning — a corpse/figure dragging itself from the edge of a misty marsh, burning and writhing with bluish fire; a bizarre murder staged on a play's opening night; a mysterious scoundrel's attempt to steal a set of rare idols; or a horrified heiress and her terrifying legacy of death — Solar Pons will quickly capture your curiosity and leave you hungering for more.

Soon you will find yourself a regular visitor at No. 7B Praed Street, eagerly peering into the mind of the contemplative Pons. And as you faithfully follow the master about charming, chilling fin-de-siècle London, discreetly clutching and un-clutching your hands between counterplots and climaxes, you will know that you have found a lifelong companion — the inquisitive and incomparable Solar Pons, heir to the genius that was once uniquely Sherlock Holmes'.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Crawling Horror"

"The Adventure of the Anguished Actor"

"The Adventure of the Ignored Idols"

"The Adventure of the Horrified Heiress"

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Обложка книги The Further Adventures of Solar Pons The Further Adventures of Solar Pons

 Автор: Copper Basil

 Серия: Solar Pons


In this second volume we return to Number 7B Praed Street where the inimitable and infallible master of deductive detection awaits. Again, we join Solar Pons, the latter-day Sherlock Holmes, and his colleague Dr Lyndon Parker, as they solve another four puzzling cases. These are superbly crafted tales of suspense, filled with Sherlockian ambience and macabre themes.


Contents:

'The Adventure of the Shaft of Death'

'The Adventure of the Frightened Governess'

'The Adventure of the Defeated Doctor'

'Murder at the Zoo'

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Обложка книги The Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons The Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons

 Автор: Copper Basil

 Серия: Solar Pons


While the whole world knows of the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his Baker Street beat, only dyed-in-the-wool aficionados of the fine art of detection have been privileged to make the acquaintance of Solar Pons and his Praed Street office. Now faithful followers and mystery loves alike will shiver in delight as they join in the case of crime along Old London's cobblestone alleyways…discovering new joy in the tradition of deduction at its very best.


THE CHASE CONTINUES…


Once more, the most successful of pastiche-detectives, Solar Pons, sets out apace with a new sequence of pulse-stopping adventures. Faithful followers and mystery lovers alike will delight in the superlative sleuth's deductive cunning as they join him and his ever-constant companion, Dr. Lyndon Parker, in chase of crime.

Come, journey back to the spine-tingling yesterdays of criminality at its worst, and detective work at its best, in turn-of-the-century England, where Solar Pons, London's most redoubtable hero since Sherlock Holmes, awaits. But make haste! The game is already afoot!


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Haunted Rectory"

"The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich"

"Murder at the Zoo"

"The Adventure of the Frightened Governess"

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Обложка книги The Exploits of Solar Pons The Exploits of Solar Pons

 Автор: Copper Basil

 Серия: Solar Pons


12th in the Solar Pons Series

by Basil Copper, Illustrated by Stefanie K.Hawks.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Callous Colonel"

"The Adventure of the Phantom Face"

"The Adventure of the Verger’s Thumb"

"Death at the Metropole"


Readers who have exhausted the Sherlockian cannon and the various modern pastiches of the Master, might well be advised to investigate the strange cases of Solar Pons. Mr. Pons was created nearly seventy years ago by Wisconsin-born writer, August Derleth — who paid Doyle the courtesy of cloning the great detective. Names and biographical details were changed, and the setting was moved from the Victorian period to the 1920's. Mr. Copper was then authorized by Arkham House, Inc. to continue the series in a series of paperback originals. While maintaining the sly mixture of pastiche and homage to its creator, Copper brought his own voice and a sure sense of place and period detail to the series. Two previously unpublished collections from that series have been released by Fedogan & Bremer. A third book is planned for late 2000.

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Обложка книги The Recollections of Solar Pons The Recollections of Solar Pons

 Автор: Copper Basil

 Серия: Solar Pons


13th in the Solar Pons Series

by Basil Copper, Illustrated by Stefanie K.Hawks.


Contents:

"The Adventure of the Cursed Curator"

"The Adventure of the Hound of Hell"

"The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire"

"The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich"


British writer Copper (The Exploits of Solar Pons) effectively captures the style of Sherlock Holmes tales in four novellas narrated by Dr. Lyndon Parker, who plays Watson to consulting detective Solar Pons in 1920s London. "The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire" requires Pons to discover if the cause of a financier's peculiar behavior is, in fact, all in his head, while "The Adventure of the Cursed Curator" calls upon him to find out why an Egyptologist has had a mummy peering at him through his office bookcase. In "The Adventure of the Hound of Hell," Pons must puzzle out why two sets of footprints enter-but none leave-the woodshed in which a rich but miserly and miserable old woman was murdered, and he tackles a locked-room mystery in "The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich." The atmosphere is always first rate, but the puzzles are not elusive enough: readers will catch on to many of the tricks well before Parker. The moment this happens, Pons seems blessed less with genius than with irritating smugness, and the stories diminish in appeal.


Sherlock Holmes fans will relish the familiar atmosphere and approach created by Copper's Solar Pons character: set in 1920s London, this details many intriguing adventures and problem-solving events in the classic detective's encounters.

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Обложка книги The Last Witness The Last Witness

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The Last Witness involves an ingenious way of using a phone-answering service for a blackmail racket.

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Обложка книги The Case of the Empty Tin The Case of the Empty Tin

 Автор: Gardner Erle Stanley

 Серия: Perry Mason


A bright, shiny tin can in a dark, cobwebby corner of the cellar preserve shelf — unlabelled and empty!

Mrs. Gentrie, the meticulous hose-wife, was annoyed but not too upset. Her sister-in-law Rebecca was exited and suspicious. Delman Steele, their new young boarder, was quietly interested...

Then things began to happen. A man and his housekeeper were found missing from the house next door. Willful old Elston Karr, who used to run guns up the Yangtze and was now confined to a Wheel-chair in the flat above the missing man’s apartment, retained Mason to protect him from — well, Mason wasn’t quite sure himself. But his mind began to work fast.

Then Mason heard about the empty tin can. It interested him — a lot.

All our old friends are here, Della Street, Paul Drake, Lieutenant Tragg, in a mystery so fast and exiting that it has been called “even better than Gardner.”

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Обложка книги The Body in the Hall The Body in the Hall

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The Body in the Hall, involves a dog as the only witness to a murder.

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Обложка книги The Black Mountain The Black Mountain

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The newest full-length Rex Stout novel provides not only a new experience for Nero Wolfe fans, but also a new experience for Nero himself.

It’s one thing for Nero to move his hand across a glove and put his finger on a distant seat of murder; it’s quite another thing for him to move his ponderous body father than across a room. Yet, believe it or not, in The Black Mountain Nero not only leaves his house but he actually leaves the United States, crosses and ocean, a continent, and a sea, and — with Archie — penetrates, disguised, into one of the most dangerous and controversial places on earth.

From there on it’s Nero Wolfe as Nero never was before: a Nero compelled to cope with sinister international plotters, to deal with an enemy to whom murder is but a trivial incident, to return to New York on one of the strangest missions in all detective fiction.

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Обложка книги The Black Mountain The Black Mountain

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The newest full-length Rex Stout novel provides not only a new experience for Nero Wolfe fans, but also a new experience for Nero himself.

It’s one thing for Nero to move his hand across a glove and put his finger on a distant seat of murder; it’s quite another thing for him to move his ponderous body father than across a room. Yet, believe it or not, in The Black Mountain Nero not only leaves his house but he actually leaves the United States, crosses and ocean, a continent, and a sea, and — with Archie — penetrates, disguised, into one of the most dangerous and controversial places on earth.

From there on it’s Nero Wolfe as Nero never was before: a Nero compelled to cope with sinister international plotters, to deal with an enemy to whom murder is but a trivial incident, to return to New York on one of the strangest missions in all detective fiction.

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Обложка книги The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

 Автор: Smith Denis O


“‘Is it really possible, do you suppose,’ said Sherlock Holmes to me one morning, as we took breakfast together, ‘that a healthy and robust man may be so stricken with terror that he drops down dead?’”

The much praised Denis O. Smith introduces twelve new Sherlockian stories in this collection, including “The Adventure of the XYZ Club,” “The Secret of Shoreswood Hall,” and “The Adventure of the Brown Box.” Set in the late nineteenth century before Holmes’s disappearance at the Reichenbach Falls, these stories, written in the vein of the originals, recreate Arthur Conan Doyle’s world with deft fidelity, from manner of speech and character traits to plot unfoldings and the historical period. Whether in fogbound London or deep in the countryside, the world’s most beloved detective is brought vividly back to life in all his enigmatic, compelling glory, embarking on seemingly impenetrable mysteries with Dr. Watson by his side.

For readers who can never get enough of Holmes, this satisfyingly hefty anthology builds on the old Conan Doyle to develop familiar characters in ways the originals could not. Both avid fans and a new generation of audiences are sure to be entertained with this continuation of the Sherlock Holmes legacy.

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Обложка книги The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty

 Автор: Lane Andrew, Tidhar Lavie, Williams Conrad, Myers Amy, Nadel Barbara, Guttridge Peter, Davies David Stuart, Edwards Martin, Jakubowski Maxim, Roche Thomas S, Ellis Kate, Masters Priscilla, Reynolds Josh, Joseph Alison, Townsend Alexandra, Soanes John, Lundoff Catherine, Halstead Howard, McLean Russel D, Cavanagh Steve, de Sade Vanessa, ère Claude, Poulson Christine, Smith David N, Addison Violet, Moray Keith, Novakova Julie, Lister Ashley R, Edwards Jan, Braden Jill, Havinden Anoushka, Chinn Mike, Finn G H, Zinos-Amaro Alvaro, Gregorio Michael, Hughes Rhys, Ehlers ürgen, Biggin Rose, Tyler L C


The hidden life of Sherlock Holmes’s most famous adversary is reimagined and revealed by the finest crime writers today.

Some of literature’s greatest supervillains have also become its most intriguing antiheroes—Dracula, Hannibal Lecter, Lord Voldemort, and Norman Bates—figures that capture our imagination. Perhaps the greatest of these is Professor James Moriarty. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Professor Moriarty is the perfect foil to the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, whose crime-solving acumen could only be as brilliant as Moriarty’s cunning.

While “the Napoleon of crime” appeared in only two of Conan Doyle’s original stories, Moriarty’s enigma is finally revealed in this diverse anthology of thirty-seven new Moriarty stories, reimagined and retold by leading crime writers such as Martin Edwards, Jürgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge. In these intelligent, compelling stories—some frightening and others humorous—Moriarty is brought back vividly to new life, not simply as an incarnation of pure evil but also as a fallible human being with personality, motivations, and subtle shades of humanity.

Filling the gaps of the Conan Doyle canon, The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty is a must-read for any fan of the Sherlock Holmes’s legacy.

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Обложка книги Too Many Detectives Too Many Detectives

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The famous sleuth, involved in a wire-tapping investigation, in the murder of a deceptive client.

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Обложка книги The Christmas-Party Murder The Christmas-Party Murder

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


The guests had seemed full of good will — until their host was poisoned. Then the truth began to merge, and even Wolfe was baffled.

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Обложка книги The Easter Parade Murder The Easter Parade Murder

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe


Leaving the church, Mrs. Bynoe seemed unaware of the cameras — and of danger.

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Обложка книги The Headless Lady The Headless Lady

 Автор: Rawson Clayton

 Серия: Great Merlini


A circus owner’s murder produces a roster of bizarre suspects


Summer heat is choking New York, and the Great Merlini — conjurer, sleuth, and godson of P. T. Barnum — offers his friend Ross Harte a chance to get out of town. Before they can depart for the annual convention of the Society of American Magicians, a nervous woman enters Merlini’s shop, begging to purchase his most popular illusion: the headless lady. When the magician refuses to sell his last copy, she steals it.

She is the daughter of Major Hannum, a recently deceased circus magnate whose death may not have been an accident. Somewhere among the carnies, barkers, and freaks lurks a killer, and only Merlini can save the carnival from further bloodshed. The killer’s plot is as sly as a funhouse mirror, but no detective is more at home in a world where nothing is what it seems.

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Обложка книги The Train From Plymouth The Train From Plymouth

 Автор: Barkley Maurice


A goods train from Plymouth arrives late at the station at Oakhampton — three years late.

It had disappeared from a single line with no connecting branches. It was an impossible mystery at the time and even more so at the later date. Lestrad and the bewildered officials of the Great Western Railroad turn to Holmes and Watson for help.

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Обложка книги The Madman's Room The Madman's Room

 Автор: Halter Paul

 Серия: Dr. Alan Twist


The room in Hatton Manor is sealed for a reason. It’s where Harvey Thorne went mad and placed a curse on the family. Now his great-nephew Harris wants to open it up, but his brother Brian, a clairvoyant, warns him against the idea. Harris is the first to perish, but there will be others. Each time, the victim has seen something unimaginable from the doorway and each time there has been a wet patch on the carpet in front of the fireplace. And yet it seems such an ordinary room….


First published in French in 1990 by Librairie des Champs-Élysées as La Chambre du fou

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Обложка книги The Cryptic Lines The Cryptic Lines

 Автор: Storry Richard


Set in a sprawling gothic mansion in a remote coastal location, somewhere in the British Isles, the elderly recluse Lord Alfred Willoughby is deciding what is to become of his vast fortune after his death.

Whilst his head is telling him to leave nothing at all to his wastrel son, Matthew, his heart is speaking differently.

After much deliberation, in a last-ditch attempt to try and show to his son the importance of applying himself to a task and staying with it to the end, he devises a series of enigmatic puzzles cunningly concealed within the lines of a poem — the cryptic lines.

If he completes the task successfully and solves the puzzles he will inherit the entire estate; but if he fails he will receive nothing.

However, from Lord Alfred's Will it emerges that Matthew is not the only interested party. The mysterious old house holds many secrets, and nothing is as it first appears…

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Обложка книги Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red

 Автор: Kemelman Harry


Murder is not kosher! When David Small, our favorite rabbi and most unorthodox detective, becomes enmeshed in the murder of a fellow teacher at Windemere Christian College, he discovers things are not at all kosher around the school. From the moment the bomb goes off in the dean's office, everyone is under suspicion.

The fifth in a series of definitive editions of Rabbi David Small mysteries by award-winning author Harry Kemelman!

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Обложка книги Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out

 Автор: Kemelman Harry


Had the murder victim not been such a notorious anti-semite, Rabbi Small might never have become involved. But when several members of his congregation become suspects, Rabbi Small is forced to match wits with the killer.

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Обложка книги The Greek Coffin Mystery The Greek Coffin Mystery

 Автор: Queen Ellery

Обложка книги The Daughter of Time The Daughter of Time

 Автор: Tey Josephine

 Серия: Алан Грант


Alan Grant, Scotland Yard Inspector (who appears in five other novels by the same author) is confined to bed in hospital with a broken leg. Bored and restless, he becomes intrigued by a portrait of King Richard III brought to him by a friend. He prides himself on being able to read a person’s character from his face, and King Richard seems to him a gentle and kind and wise man. Why is everyone so sure that he was a cruel murderer?

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Обложка книги The prostitutes ball The prostitutes ball

 Автор: Cannell Stephen

 Серия: Shane Scully

Обложка книги The Calling The Calling

 Автор: Cross Neil

 Серия: Luther

Обложка книги The Girls He Adored The Girls He Adored

 Автор: Nasaw Jonathan

 Серия: E. L. Pender

Обложка книги Thursday legends Thursday legends

 Автор: Jardine Quintin

 Серия: Bob Skinner

Обложка книги The Crowded Grave The Crowded Grave

 Автор: Walker Martin

 Серия: Bruno,Chief of police

Обложка книги The Steam Pig The Steam Pig

 Автор: McCure James

Обложка книги The Chicago Way The Chicago Way

 Автор: Harvey Michael

 Серия: Michael Kelly

Обложка книги The Third Rail The Third Rail

 Автор: Harvey Michael

 Серия: Michael Kelly

Обложка книги The Fifth Floor The Fifth Floor

 Автор: Harvey Michael

 Серия: Michael Kelly

Обложка книги The Caterpillar Cop The Caterpillar Cop

 Автор: McClure James

 Серия: Kramer and Zondi

Обложка книги The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs

 Автор: Fast Howard

Обложка книги Tropical Heat Tropical Heat

 Автор: Lutz John

 Серия: Fred Carver

Обложка книги The White Lioness The White Lioness

 Автор: Mankell Henning

 Серия: Kurt Wallander

Обложка книги The Rook The Rook

 Автор: James Steven

 Серия: Patrick Bowers files

Обложка книги The Queen The Queen

 Автор: James Steven

 Серия: Patrick Bowers files

Обложка книги The Pawn The Pawn

 Автор: James Steven

 Серия: Patrick Bowers files

Обложка книги The Knight The Knight

 Автор: James Steven

 Серия: Patrick Bowers files

Обложка книги The Bishop The Bishop

 Автор: James Steven

 Серия: Patrick Bowers files

Обложка книги The Sunday Hangman The Sunday Hangman

 Автор: McClure James

 Серия: Kramer and Zondi

Обложка книги The Dark Horse The Dark Horse

 Автор: Johnson Craig

 Серия: Walt Longmire

Обложки нет The Silent World Of Nicholas Quinn

 Автор: Dexter Colin


The newly appointed member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate was deaf, provincial and gifted. Now he is dead. . And his murder, in his north Oxford home, proves to be the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford Colleges. .

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Обложки нет The Secret of Annexe 3

 Автор: Dexter Colin

 Серия: Inspector Morse


Morse sought to hide his disappointment. So many people in the Haworth Hotel that fateful evening had been wearing some sort of disguise — a change of dress, a change of make-up, a change of partner, a change of attitude, a change of life almost; and the man who had died had been the most consummate artist of them all. . Chief Inspector Morse seldom allowed himself to be caught up in New Year celebrations. So the murder inquiry in the festive hotel had a certain appeal. It was a crime worthy of the season. The corpse was still in fancy dress. And hardly a single guest at the Haworth had registered under a genuine name. .

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Обложки нет The Jewel That Was Ours

 Автор: Dexter Colin

 Серия: Inspector Morse


For Oxford, the arrival of twenty-seven American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary. until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. It looks like a sudden — and tragic — accident. Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim’s handbag. Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Maybe. But this time Morse is determined to prove the link.

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Обложки нет The Marx Sisters

 Автор: Maitland Barry

 Серия: Brock and Kolla

Обложка книги The verge practice The verge practice

 Автор: Maitland Barry

 Серия: Brock and Kolla

Обложка книги The red door The red door

 Автор: Todd Charles

 Серия: Ian Rutledge

Обложка книги The killer's art The killer's art

 Автор: Jungstedt Mari

 Серия: Anders Knutas

Обложка книги The Dragon Man The Dragon Man

 Автор: Disher Garry

 Серия: Inspector Challis

Обложка книги The Skull Mantra The Skull Mantra

 Автор: Pattison Eliot

 Серия: Inspector Shan

Обложка книги The iron horse The iron horse

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Inspector Robert Colbeck

Обложка книги The Door to Bitterness The Door to Bitterness

 Автор: Limon Martin

 Серия: George Sueno and Ernie Bascom

Обложка книги The Wandering Ghost The Wandering Ghost

 Автор: Limon Martin

Обложка книги The Dead Detective The Dead Detective

 Автор: Heffernan William

Обложка книги The going rate The going rate

 Автор: Brady John

 Серия: Inspector Matt Minogue

Обложка книги The Merry Misogynist The Merry Misogynist

 Автор: Cotterill Colin

 Серия: Dr. Siri Paiboun

Обложка книги The sniper_s wife The sniper_s wife

 Автор: Mayor Archer

 Серия: Joe Gunther

Обложка книги The surrogate thief The surrogate thief

 Автор: Mayor Archer

 Серия: Joe Gunther

Обложка книги The Vigilantes The Vigilantes

 Автор: Griffin W E B

 Серия: Badge of Honor

Обложка книги Three Stations Three Stations

 Автор: Smith Martin Cruz

 Серия: Arkady Renko

Обложка книги The investigators The investigators

 Автор: Griffith W E B

 Серия: Badge of Honor

Обложка книги The Summons The Summons

 Автор: Lovesey Peter

 Серия: Peter Diamond

Обложка книги Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride

 Автор: Gorman Ed

 Серия: Sam McCain

Обложка книги The dark vineyard The dark vineyard

 Автор: Walker Martin

 Серия: Bruno ,Chief of police

Обложка книги The Last Detective The Last Detective

 Автор: Lovesey Peter

 Серия: Peter Diamond

Обложка книги The Inheritance The Inheritance

 Автор: Tolkien Simon

 Серия: Inspector Trave and Detective Clayton

Обложка книги The Tin Collector The Tin Collector

 Автор: Cannell Stephen

 Серия: Scully

Обложка книги Three Shirt Deal Three Shirt Deal

 Автор: Cannell Stephen J

 Серия: Scully

Обложка книги The Pallbearers The Pallbearers

 Автор: Cannell Stephen

 Серия: Shane Scully, Scully

Обложка книги The Viking Funeral The Viking Funeral

 Автор: Cannell Stephen

 Серия: Shane Scully, Scully

Обложка книги The Prostitutes Ball The Prostitutes Ball

 Автор: Cannell Stephen J

 Серия: Scully

Обложка книги The third Deadly Sin The third Deadly Sin

 Автор: Sanders Lawrence

 Серия: Edward X. Delaney

Обложка книги The Fourth Deadly Sin The Fourth Deadly Sin

 Автор: Sanders Lawrence

 Серия: Edward X. Delaney

Обложка книги The Confession The Confession

 Автор: Todd Charles

 Серия: Ian Rutledge

Обложка книги The Echo Man The Echo Man

 Автор: Montanari Richard

 Серия: Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne

Обложка книги The skin Gods The skin Gods

 Автор: Montanari Richard

 Серия: Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne

Обложка книги The Cold Blue Blood The Cold Blue Blood

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The Hot Pink Farmhouse The Hot Pink Farmhouse

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The Bright Silver Star The Bright Silver Star

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The sour cherry surprise The sour cherry surprise

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The burnt orange sunrise The burnt orange sunrise

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The sweet golden parachute The sweet golden parachute

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The shimmering blond sister The shimmering blond sister

 Автор: Handler David

 Серия: Berger and Mitry

Обложка книги The Mummy Case The Mummy Case

 Автор: Rain J R

 Серия: Jim Knighthorse

Обложка книги The big gold dream The big gold dream

 Автор: Himes Chester

 Серия: Coffin Johnson and Grave Digger Jones

Обложки нет The meanest cop in the World

 Автор: Himes Chester

Обложка книги The crazy kill The crazy kill

 Автор: Himes Chester

Обложка книги The real cool killers The real cool killers

 Автор: Himes Chester

 Серия: Coffin Johnson and Grave Digger Jones

Обложка книги The Coroner_s Lunch The Coroner_s Lunch

 Автор: Cotterill Colin

 Серия: Dr.Siri Paiboun

Обложка книги Thirty-Three Teeth Thirty-Three Teeth

 Автор: Cotterill Colin

 Серия: Dr.Siri Paiboun

Обложка книги The Keeper of Lost Causes The Keeper of Lost Causes

 Автор: Adler-Olsen Jussi


The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler-Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames himself.

So a promotion is the last thing Carl expects.

But it all becomes clear when he sees his new office in the basement. Carl's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. A missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier. The world assumes she's dead. His colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting. But Carl may have the last laugh, and redeem himself in the process.

Because she isn't dead. . yet.

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Обложка книги The Panic Zone The Panic Zone

 Автор: Mofina Rick

 Серия: Jack Gannon

Обложка книги The Inspector and Silence The Inspector and Silence

 Автор: Nesser Hakan

 Серия: Inspector Van Veeteren

Обложка книги The Renegades The Renegades

 Автор: Parker T Jefferson

 Серия: Charlie Hood

Обложка книги The Guilty The Guilty

 Автор: Pinter Jason

 Серия: Henry Parker

Обложка книги The good life The good life

 Автор: Brady John

 Серия: Inspector Matt Minogue

Обложка книги The Victim The Victim

 Автор: Griffin W E B

 Серия: Badge of Honor

Обложка книги The Witness The Witness

 Автор: Griffin W E B

 Серия: Badge of Honor

Обложка книги The Assassin The Assassin

 Автор: Griffin W E B

 Серия: Badge of Honor

Обложка книги The Case of the Russian Diplomat The Case of the Russian Diplomat

 Автор: Fast Howard

 Серия: Masao Masuto

Обложка книги The Case of the Kidnapped Angel The Case of the Kidnapped Angel

 Автор: Fast Howard

 Серия: Masao Masuto

Обложка книги The hunting wind The hunting wind

 Автор: Hamilton Steve

 Серия: Alex McKnight

Обложка книги Trial by Fire Trial by Fire

 Автор: Fyfield Frances

 Серия: Helen West

Обложка книги The Caller The Caller

 Автор: Barclay Alex

 Серия: Joe Lucchesi, Joe Luccesi

Обложка книги The Picasso Scam The Picasso Scam

 Автор: Pawson Stuart

 Серия: D.I. Charlie Priest

Обложка книги The Mushroom Man The Mushroom Man

 Автор: Pawson Stuart

 Серия: D.I. Charlie Priest

Обложка книги The King of Swords The King of Swords

 Автор: Stone Nick

Обложка книги The Dog Who Bit a Policeman The Dog Who Bit a Policeman

 Автор: Kaminsky Stuart M

 Серия: Inspector Rostnikov

Обложка книги Truth Lies Bleeding Truth Lies Bleeding

 Автор: Black Tony

 Серия: DI Rob Brennan

Обложка книги The King of Diamonds The King of Diamonds

 Автор: Tolkien Simon

 Серия: Inspector Trave and Detective Clayton

Обложка книги The Namesake The Namesake

 Автор: Fitzgerald Conor

 Серия: Commissario Alec Blume

Обложка книги The Immortals The Immortals

 Автор: Ellison J T

 Серия: Taylor Jackson

Обложка книги The Last Coyote The Last Coyote

 Автор: Connelly Micael


LAPD detective Harry Bosch is down on his luck house is condemnedin in the aftermath of the earthquake, his girlfriend has left him, he has been suspended for attacking his superior officer. To occupy time he examines the old case files covering the murder of his mother. Confronting the demons of the past, he discovers a trail of cover ups and seeks understanding and justice.

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Обложка книги The Caller The Caller

 Автор: Fossum Karin

 Серия: Inspector Konrad Sejer


One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in blood.


Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully the baby is unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken. Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank.


Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell. The corridor is empty, but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window, the inspector watches a figure slip across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message. Hell begins now.

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Обложка книги The Secret Hangman The Secret Hangman

 Автор: Lovesey Peter

 Серия: Peter Diamond

Обложка книги The Hundredth Man The Hundredth Man

 Автор: Kerley Jack

 Серия: Carson Ryder

Обложка книги The Blood-Dimmed Tide The Blood-Dimmed Tide

 Автор: Airth Rennie

 Серия: John Madden

Обложка книги The unburied dead The unburied dead

 Автор: Lindsay Douglas

 Серия: Thomas Hutton

Обложка книги The wood beyond The wood beyond

 Автор: Hill Reginald

 Серия: Dalziel and Pascoe

Обложка книги The Mermaids Singing The Mermaids Singing

 Автор: McDermid Val

 Серия: Tony Hill

Обложка книги The Devil’s Edge The Devil’s Edge

 Автор: Booth Stephen

 Серия: Ben Cooper and Diane Fry

Обложка книги The Kill Call The Kill Call

 Автор: Booth Stephen

 Серия: Ben Cooper and Diane Fry

Обложка книги The Call of the Mild The Call of the Mild

 Автор: Rabkin William

 Серия: Psych

Обложка книги The Impossible Dead The Impossible Dead

 Автор: Rankin Ian

 Серия: Malcolm Fox

Обложка книги The 1st Deadly Sin The 1st Deadly Sin

 Автор: Sanders Lawrence

Обложка книги Tropic of Night Tropic of Night

 Автор: Gruber Michael

 Серия: Jimmy Paz

Обложка книги The Darker Side The Darker Side

 Автор: McFadyen Cody

 Серия: Smokey Barrett


Full of horrific violence, this solid third thriller to feature scarred FBI agent Smoky Barrett (after The Face of Death) shows that McFadyen knows how to shock. When the FBI director calls Smoky to Washington, D.C., to inspect the body of a beautiful young woman stabbed to death aboard an airplane, Smoky can't figure out why she's been assigned a case so far outside her L.A. jurisdiction. But when Smoky learns that not only was the victim, Lisa Reid, the child of a powerful Democratic senator but also that she was a pre-op transsexual, Smoky realizes that this is more than a bizarre homicide. Smoky and her team soon get on the trail of the man they dub the Preacher, a sin collector who murders people to obtain their darkest secrets. Harboring secrets of her own, Smoky must stay one step ahead of the killer if she's to bring him down. The forays into the victims' minds to expose their secrets are unnecessary, but the formidable Smoky makes up for the occasional plot tangent.

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Обложка книги Tumbleweed Tumbleweed

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

Обложка книги The Rattle-Rat The Rattle-Rat

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

Обложка книги The Japanese Corpse The Japanese Corpse

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

Обложка книги The Mind-Murders The Mind-Murders

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

Обложка книги The Maine Massacre The Maine Massacre

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

Обложка книги The Hollow-Eyed Angel The Hollow-Eyed Angel

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

Обложка книги The rat on fire The rat on fire

 Автор: Higgins George V

Обложка книги The Dream of The Broken Horses The Dream of The Broken Horses

 Автор: Bayer William

Обложка книги The Burning Girl The Burning Girl

 Автор: Billingham Mark

 Серия: Tom Thorne

Обложка книги Tarnished Icons Tarnished Icons

 Автор: Kaminsky Stuart M

 Серия: Inspector Rostnikov

Обложка книги Tatiana Tatiana

 Автор: Smith Martin Cruz

 Серия: Arkady Renko

Обложка книги The Man Who Walked Like a Bear The Man Who Walked Like a Bear

 Автор: Kaminsky Stuart M

 Серия: Inspector Rostnnikov

Обложка книги The Lord of Death The Lord of Death

 Автор: Pattison Eliot

 Серия: Inspector Shan

Обложка книги The Stranglers Honeymoon The Stranglers Honeymoon

 Автор: Nesser Hakan

 Серия: Inspector Van Veeteren

Обложка книги The Dead Place The Dead Place

 Автор: Booth Stephen

 Серия: Ben Cooper and Diane Fry

Обложка книги The Business Of Dying The Business Of Dying

 Автор: Kernick Simon

 Серия: , Dennis Milne


It's a typical cold November night and Detective Sergeant Dennis Milne, a very atypical policeman, waits in the Traveller's Rest Hotel parking lot for the arrival of three men. Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys. But this time he's been duped. Instead of blowing away drug dealers, he kills three innocent people, their deaths starting an investigation that sees him and his conscience heading for trouble.

Less than twelve hours later, Milne is out on the streets again. Eighteen-year-old Miriam Fox has been found dead by Regent's Canal--her throat slashed. Desperate to find Miriam's killer, Milne uncovers a web of depravity far more shocking than he could ever have imagined. Can he evade arrest for his own crimes and solve a case so sickening that it may provide the key to his personal redemption?

The clock is ticking and everyone's watching their backs as a war of morality is fought in the mind of one renegade policeman in this gripping first novel by a talented young crime writer.

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Обложка книги The Cold Room The Cold Room

 Автор: Ellison J T

 Серия: Taylor Jackson

Обложка книги The Godfather of Kathmandu The Godfather of Kathmandu

 Автор: Burdett John

 Серия: , Sonchai Jitpleecheep


Sonchai Jitpleecheep – John Burdett's inimitable Thai police detective – is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru.

There are, however, obstacles in Sonchai's path to nirvana. Police Colonel Vikorn has just named Sonchai his consigliere (he's been studying The Godfather on DVD) in his ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok 's network of illegal enterprises. And though Tietsin is enlightened and (eerily) charismatic, he also has forty million dollars of heroin for sale. If Sonchai truly wants to be an initiate into Tietsin's 'apocalyptic Buddhism,' he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table. The challenge is further complicated when he meets Tara, a Tantric practitioner who captivates him with her otherworldly techniques.

Here is Sonchai put to the extreme test – as a cop, as a Buddhist, as an impossibly earthbound man – in John Burdett's most wildly inventive, darkly comic, and wickedly entertaining novel yet.

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Обложка книги The Man with the Baltic Stare The Man with the Baltic Stare

 Автор: Church James

 Серия: , Inspector O


From the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series comes another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea

Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating-very quietly-to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs-all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isn't sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesn't have much time to figure out whether 'tis better to be noble or be dead.

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Обложка книги The Yiddish Policemen's union The Yiddish Policemen's union

 Автор: Chabon Michael

 Серия:


The novel is a detective story set in an alternative history version of the present day, based on the premise that during World War II, a temporary settlement for Jewish refugees was established in Sitka, Alaska, in 1941, and that the fledgling State of Israel was destroyed in 1948. The novel is set in Sitka, which it depicts as a large, Yiddish-speaking metropolis.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union won a number of science fiction awards: the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best SF Novel, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for Best Novel. It was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel.

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Обложка книги The Burning Room The Burning Room

 Автор: Connelly Michael

 Серия: Harry Bosch


In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot… very fast.


In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise.

Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random.

As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it's safer to let some secrets stay buried.

In a swiftly-moving novel as relentless and compelling as its hero, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

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Обложка книги The Cool Cottontail The Cool Cottontail

 Автор: Ball John

 Серия: Virgil Tibbs

Обложка книги The King The King

 Автор: James Steven

 Серия: Patrick Bowers files


FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers has matched wits with some of the most violent serial killers in history — and one of them has never forgiven him….


Patrick Bowers has pursued the nation’s fiercest serial killers — and now one elusive foe is back for revenge.

Settling into a new post at the FBI academy, Patrick and his fiancée, Lien-hua Jiang, are planning their future together with his stepdaughter, Tessa.

But just when his life seems normal, a demon from the past returns to draw him down a dark road he hoped had closed forever. Forced into a desperate hunt to save the two women he loves most, Patrick is in a race against time to stop an international conspiracy from becoming the most widespread act of terrorism in U.S. history.

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Обложка книги The Long Way Home The Long Way Home

 Автор: Penny Louise

 Серия: chief inspector armand gamache




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Обложка книги The Beautiful Mystery The Beautiful Mystery

 Автор: Penny Louise

 Серия: chief inspector armand gamache




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Обложка книги The G File The G File

 Автор: Nesser Hakan

 Серия: Inspector Van Veeteren

Обложка книги The Daughters of Cain The Daughters of Cain

 Автор: Dexter Colin

 Серия: Inspector Morse


Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse has become a favorite of mystery fans in both hemispheres. In each book, Dexter shows a new facet of the complex Morse. In this latest work, Morse must solve two related murders — a problem complicated by a plethora of suspects and by his attraction to one of the possible killers.

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Обложка книги The Wood Beyond The Wood Beyond

 Автор: Hill Reginald

 Серия: Dalziel and Pascoe

Обложка книги The Bangkok Asset The Bangkok Asset

 Автор: Burdett John

 Серия: Sonchai Jitpleecheep

Обложка книги The Troubled Man The Troubled Man

 Автор: Mankell Henning

 Серия: Kurt Wallander


On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to do with Wallander — officially. But von Enke is his daughter’s future father-in-law. And so, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won’t keep, telling lies when it suits him — and getting results. But the results hint at elaborate Cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, even to Wallander, who, in any case, is troubled in more personal ways as well. Negligent of his health, he’s become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility. Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past. And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself.

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Обложка книги The Ville Rat The Ville Rat

 Автор: Limon Martin

 Серия: George Sueno and Ernie Bascom

Обложка книги Tapestry Tapestry

 Автор: Janes J Robert

 Серия: St.Cyr and Kohler

Обложка книги Tarte à la crème story Tarte à la crème story

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


La Bulgarie est le pays du yaourt.

J'aurais donc pu intituler ce bouquin « Baise-la dans le yaourt ».

Mais je suis un auteur bien trop embouché pour débloquer au dos d'une couverture.

Heureusement qu'à l'intérieur on peut y aller carrément.

Tout se permettre, et un peu plus encore, moi, c'est justement le « un peu plus » qui m'intéresse.

Et toi aussi, pas vrai, bougre de petit dégoûtant.

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Обложка книги Tire-m'en deux, c'est pour offrir Tire-m'en deux, c'est pour offrir

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Nous autres, les grands romanciers du siècle, avons une préférence marquée pour certains de nos enfants, parce que nous les jugeons plus beaux que les autres, voire même plus proches de nous.

C'est le cas du présent chef-d'œuvre.

En l'écrivant, je me suis mis à l'aimer, à bien l'aimer.

J'aurais voulu y passer mes vacances ; peut-être même le restant de mes jours.

Un pareil engouement doit bien cacher quelque chose, non ?

Ou si je deviens gâtoche ?

A toi de juger !

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Обложка книги The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery


Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs return in this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

THE DELIVERYMAN

A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story


A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man's eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father's delivery route.

But the murder victim may have been more than just a simple deliveryman. Rhyme and Sachs uncover clues that he might have been delivering a highly illegal, contraband shipment — which is now missing. And someone wants it back…

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Обложка книги The Steel Kiss The Steel Kiss

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery

 Серия: Lincoln Rhyme


New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.


Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity — and discover his mission — before more people die.

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Обложка книги The Iron Sickle The Iron Sickle

 Автор: Limon Martin

 Серия: George Sueno and Ernie Bascom

Обложка книги Têtes et sacs de nœuds Têtes et sacs de nœuds

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Et voilà que M. Félix (tu sais, le vieux prof qui possède un sexe d'enfer) a la fermeture Eclair de sa braguette coincée. Avec diligence, Berthe veut le dépanner en s'aidant d'un coutelas. Hélas ! La lame ripe et se plante dans le zob du siècle !

Tu te rends compte ? Le Félix allait à Bruxelles pour épouser une de ses collègues belges : la gentille Irma Ladousse !

Heureusement que Béru et moi sommes là pour faire prendre patience à la future mariée !

Nous voilà tous partis pour le cap Nord, à tringler comme des sauvages.

Cela dit, on y va en mission.

Et quelle !

Une affaire inouïe pendant laquelle on vit du poignant. Heureusement qu'on lime à tout-va : ça nous repose un peu d'exister ! Toujours se faire tuer, c'est pas une vie !

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Обложка книги Tarte aux poils sur commande Tarte aux poils sur commande

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Pour bien se préparer à la consommation de la tarte aux poils, il est conseillé de manger beaucoup de cœurs d'artichauts non ébarbés. Ensuite, il est bon d'embrasser le sculpteur César, Alain Bombard ou François Nourissier à pleine joue et de façon répétitive, avant de prodiguer ces baisers fougueux à un manteau d'astrakan (dans la région des boutonnières de préférence).

L'entraînement doit être intensif. Songez qu'Arthur Rubinstein s'est fait chier des années avec « La Lettre à Elise » avant d'interpréter ces noctumes de Chopin qui ont assuré sa gloire.

Lorsque vous aurez la certitude de bien maîtriser le sujet, vous pourrez vous risquer alors à pratiquer sur une dame la figure dite de « l'enveloppe cachetée ». Pour le reste, faites confiance à votre instinct et allez de l'avant !

Cela dit, il n'y a pas que des séances de tartes aux poils dans ce saisissant ouvrage.

Vous trouverez en outre : une balle fondue, huit caïmans (mais peut-être sont-ce des alligators ?), une mine désaffectée, un nègre blanc, une balle de golf particulière et plus d'une tonne de cadavres.

Quand vous aurez achevé votre lecture, faites-moi signe : on ira bouffer ensemble.

De la tarte aux poils, de préférence.

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Обложка книги T’assieds pas sur le compte-gouttes T’assieds pas sur le compte-gouttes

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Faut toujours se gaffer des pays où il ne se passe rien.

Parce que en général, il s'y passe des trucs-machins pires qu'ailleurs.

Ainsi de l'Uruguay.

Moi je croyais que Montevideo, sa capitale, n'était intéressante que pour les cinq pieds qu'elle apporte à une chanson.

Fume !

Si nous n'avions pas été à la hauteur, Béru et moi, on y aurait laissé nos belles plumes de coq !

Heureusement qu'on a pu s'y faire rigoler la zize à s'en gonfler les amygdales sud !

Quand on a tout paumé, il nous reste au moins le chibre.

Nos petites potesses n'en demandent pas davantage, t'es d'accord ?

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Обложка книги Turlute gratos les jours fériés Turlute gratos les jours fériés

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Que tu sois religieux ou non, l'idée te viendrais jamais d'aller zinguer quelqu'un dans un confessionnal, je parie ?

Eh bien tout le monde n'est pas comme toi, mon joli ! A preuve, cette dame défuntée de mort violente dans la guitoune aux péchés.

Mais le plus farce, si j'ose dire, c'est qu'elle-même s'apprêtait à flinguer son confesseur ! Tu parles d'une chasse à courre, mon neuveu !

Cela dit, ce que je te raconte n'est que le début du book.

Son gracieux point de départ.

Je te cause pas de l'arrivée !

Alors là, espère : ceux qu'auront pas numéroté leurs abattis auront intérêt à retourner chez leur mère pour lui demander qu'elle les refasse !

Après tout, pourquoi elles auraient pas droit à un brouillon, les mamans ? Je constate de plus en plus qu'en neuf mois t'as pas le temps de faire quelque chose de bien !

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Обложка книги Time of Death Time of Death

 Автор: Craig James

 Серия: Inspector Carlyle

Обложка книги The Con Man The Con Man

 Автор: McBain Ed

 Серия: 87th Precinct


Detective Steve Carella of the 87th precinct had a pretty complete description of the man he was looking for:

The man was tall, blond, handsome — a powerhouse of strength and sex. Women gave him whatever he wanted.

And he made some strange requests.

After seducing a woman, he would ask her to have a small heart tattooed on her hand, to show the world that she belonged to him.

When the woman had been thus branded as his property — he murdered her.

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Обложка книги Ten Plus One Ten Plus One

 Автор: McBain Ed

 Серия: 87th Precinct


When Anthony Forrest walked out of the office building, the only thoughts on his mind were of an impending birthday and a meeting with his wife for dinner. And a deadly bullet saw to it that they were the last thoughts on his mind. The problem for Detectives Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer of the 87th Precinct is that Forrest isn’t alone. An anonymous sniper is unofficially holding the city hostage, frustrating the police as one by one the denizens of Isola drop like flies. With fear gripping the citizenry and the pressure on the 87th mounting, finding a killer whose victims are random is the greatest challenge the detectives have ever faced — and the deadliest game the city has ever known. A gritty, relentless pressure cooker of a thriller, Ten Plus One is one of bestselling author Ed McBain’s finest, the ultimate addition to the 87th Precinct series where time threatens to stand still and murder rules the day.

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Обложка книги The Remorseful Day The Remorseful Day

 Автор: Dexter Colin

 Серия: Inspector Morse


The murder of Yvonne Harrison had left Thames Valley CID baffled. A year after the dreadful crime they are still no nearer to making an arrest. But one man has yet to tackle the case — and it is just the sort of puzzle at which Chief Inspector Morse excels.

So why is he adamant that he will not lead the re-investigation, despite the entreaties of Chief Superintendent Strange and dark hints of some new evidence? And why, if he refuses to take on the case officially, does he seem to be carrying out his own private enquiries?

For Sergeant Lewis this is yet another example of the unsettling behaviour his chief has been displaying of late. As if the sergeant didn’t have enough to worry about with Morse’s increasingly fragile health...

But when Lew is learns that Morse was once friendly with Yvonne Harrison, he begins to suspect that the man who has earned his admiration over so many years knows more about her death than anyone else...

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Обложка книги The Beat Goes On The Beat Goes On

 Автор: Rankin Ian


There is no detective like DI Rebus — brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh...

Now Rebus’s life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in ‘Dead and Buried’ right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in ‘The Very Last Drop’.

This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove — a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.

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Обложка книги The Steel Kiss The Steel Kiss

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery

 Серия: Lincoln Rhyme


New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.


Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity — and discover his mission — before more people die.

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Обложка книги The Hua Shan Hospital Murders The Hua Shan Hospital Murders

 Автор: Rotenberg David

 Серия: Zhong Fong

Обложка книги The Shanghai Murders The Shanghai Murders

 Автор: Rotenberg David

 Серия: Zhong Fong

Обложка книги The Hamlet Murders The Hamlet Murders

 Автор: Rotenberg David

 Серия: Zhong Fong

Обложка книги The Killings at Badger's Drift The Killings at Badger's Drift

 Автор: Graham Caroline

 Серия: Chief Inspector Barnaby


Badger's Drift is an ideal English village, complete with vicar, bumbling local doctor, and kindly spinster with a nice line in homemade cookies. But when the spinster dies suddenly, her best friend kicks up an unseemly fuss, loud enough to attract the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby. And when Barnaby and his eager-beaver deputy start poking around, they uncover a swamp of ugly scandals and long-suppressed resentments seething below the picture-postcard prettiness.

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Обложка книги Temps glaciaires Temps glaciaires

 Автор: Vargas Fred

 Серия: Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg


« Adamsberg attrapa son téléphone, écarta une pile de dossiers et posa les pieds sur sa table, s’inclinant dans son fauteuil. Il avait à peine fermé l’œil cette nuit, une de ses sœurs ayant contracté une pneumonie, dieu sait comment.

— La femme du 33 bis ? demanda-t-il. Veines ouvertes dans la baignoire ? Pourquoi tu m’emmerdes avec ça à 9 heures du matin, Bourlin ? D’après les rapports internes, il s’agit d’un suicide avéré. Tu as des doutes ?

Adamsberg aimait bien le commissaire Bourlin. Grand mangeur grand fumeur grand buveur, en éruption perpétuelle, vivant à plein régime en rasant les gouffres, dur comme pierre et bouclé comme un jeune agneau, c’était un résistant à respecter, qui serait encore à son poste à cent ans.

— Le juge Vermillon, le nouveau magistrat zélé, est sur moi comme une tique, dit Bourlin. Tu sais ce que ça fait, les tiques »

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Обложка книги The Sin Collector The Sin Collector

 Автор: Desombre Daria

 Серия: Masha Karavai Detective


In this thrilling debut novel from Russia, a brilliant law student investigates a series of recent killings and uncovers the dark terrors of medieval Moscow.

Ever since the unsolved murder of her father, law student Masha Karavay has nursed an obsession with homicide cases. When she nabs an internship with Moscow’s Central Directorate Headquarters, seasoned detective Andrey Yakovlev gives her a file of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings that should keep her busy and out of his way. But when Masha discerns a connection between the crimes and the symbolic world of medieval Moscow, she has Andrey’s full attention. The victims weren’t just abandoned… they were displayed—from Red Square to Kutafya Tower to the Bersenevskaya waterfront. What Masha and Andrey are dealing with is no ordinary serial killer, but rather a psycho with an unfathomable purpose, guided by sacred texts to punish his victims in the most unspeakable—and public—ways.

As each clue leads deeper into a maze of fanaticism and medieval ritual, all that stands between the terrors of ancient Moscow and a series of murders defiling a modern city is Masha and the killer himself. Soon, their personal obsessions will collide.

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Обложка книги Tarif de groupe Tarif de groupe

 Автор: Pagan Hugues

 Серия: Rivages/Noir


Tarif de groupe, huitième roman de Pagan, déballe le linge sale de l'usine — la police en jargon interne. Le spectacle d'une poubelle de fast-food serait sans doute plus ragoûtant. Ce flic qui a le blues ne fait pas dans le sous-entendu. Son ex-inspecteur Chess les connaît à fond, ces types qui pratiquent les méthodes du grand banditisme, sous le masque de la vérité et de la justice. Des flics qui se goinfrent : 50 briques sur un plan de came. Le plus sinistre ripou de l'histoire a commandité le meurtre d'une prostituée. Pourquoi ? Pour rien. Parce qu'elle n'a jamais accepté de baiser avec lui. On l'a découverte morte et torturée de la pire façon. Affaire classée. Chess remue la boue. Au final, dans ce camp-là, le crime paie.

Sylvaine Pasquier, L'Express
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Обложка книги Tainted Blood Tainted Blood

 Автор: Indridason Arnaldur

 Серия: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries




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Обложка книги Tainted Blood Tainted Blood

 Автор: Indridason Arnaldur

 Серия: Detective Erlendur, Reykjavik Murder Mysteries


Also published as “Jar City”.


When a lone septuagenarian is murdered in his apartment in the Nordurmyri district of Reykjavik, detective inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called in, along with partner Sigurdur Oli and female colleague Elínborg. Everyone is related to everyone else in Iceland and refer to one another by first name, even formally. Erlendur is about 50, long divorced, with two kids in varying degrees of drug addiction. The victim, a man called Holberg, turns out to have been a nasty piece of work, and Erlendur is disgusted by the series of rapes Holberg apparently committed. The rapes and the deaths of a number of young women may be connected, and the search brings Erlendur to the forensic lab, whose old “jar city,” since disbanded, held research organs. Meanwhile, Erlendur’s daughter, Eva Lind, is pregnant and still using; she flits in and out of his life angrily, but may be crying out for help. Reykjavik’s physicality, and the fact that crimes are relatively rare in Iceland, gives things a defamiliarizing cast.


Won Glass Key award in 2002 (Nordic crime fiction award).


Caution — British spelling.

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Обложка книги Travail soigné Travail soigné

 Автор: ître Pierre

 Серия: Camille Verhœven


Dès le premier meurtre, épouvantable et déroutant, Camille Verhœven comprend que cette affaire ne ressemblera à aucune autre. Et il a raison. D’autres crimes se révèlent, horribles, gratuits… La presse, le juge, le préfet se déchaînent bientôt contre la « méthode Verhœven ».

Policier atypique, le commandant Verhœven ne craint pas les affaires hors normes mais celle-ci va le placer totalement seul face à un assassin qui semble avoir tout prévu. Jusque dans le moindre détail. Jusqu’à la vie même de Camille qui n’échappera pas au spectacle terrible que le tueur a pris tant de soin à organiser, dans les règles de l’art…

Prix Cognac, 2006.

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Обложка книги Total Sarcasm Total Sarcasm

 Автор: Ames Dan


Boxed set includes DEATH BY SARCASM (Mary Cooper Mystery #1), MURDER WITH SARCASTIC INTENT (Mary Cooper Mystery #2) and GROSS SARCASTIC HOMICIDE (Mary Cooper Mystery #3).

"Packed to the gills with non-stop action and a razor-sharp wit."

— Florida Times

"A smart detective series filled with sharp prose and snappy one-liners."

— IndieReader.com

About the Author

Dan Ames is an international bestselling thriller author and winner of the Independent Book Award for Crime Fiction. You can learn more about him at authordanames.com

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Обложка книги The seventh commandment The seventh commandment

 Автор: Sanders Lawrence

Обложка книги The fix The fix

 Автор: Goldberg Tod

 Серия: Burn notice

Обложка книги The End Game The End Game

 Автор: Goldberg Tod

Обложка книги The Giveaway The Giveaway

 Автор: Goldberg Tod

 Серия: Burn notice

Обложка книги The Reformed The Reformed

 Автор: Goldberg Tod

 Серия: Burn notice

Обложка книги The Cat Dancers The Cat Dancers

 Автор: Deutermann P T

 Серия: Cam Richter

Обложка книги The Moonpool The Moonpool

 Автор: Deutermann P T

 Серия: Cam Richter

Обложка книги Timber Line Timber Line

 Автор: Murphy Warren

 Серия: The Destroyer


Tulsa Torrent, America's biggest lumber company, is stumped when a couple of its key scientists are axed. Seems the deceased were part of a team developing an oil-producing tree, and a lot of interested parties have been looking to grease their palms.

Before anyone else is pulped, Remo and Chiun are planted to see the project out of the woods. But danger sprouts at every turn, and when the environmentalist High Sierra Society enters the picture, determined to make Tulsa Torrent take a hike, the project rests on pines and needles.

Somebody's barking up the wrong tree, and Remo and Chiun must get to the root of the matter before the unknown hatchet man mulches America's energy future into one big compost heap...

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Обложка книги Texas Showdown Texas Showdown

 Автор: Pendleton Don, Stivers Dick

 Серия: Able Team


A power-hungry Texas billionaire was planning to stage a revolution in Mexico. But the FBI and CIA knew only that their agents, sent to infiltrate his mysterious strike force of elite mercs, had suffered horrible deaths.

The president's decision — send in Able Team!

Breaking through the high security of the crazen Texan's base, Bolan's reborn Death Squad begins a blitzing series of combat events that bring them into the very hellheart of the drug wars of Bolivia and the Caribbean — and the sex war of the billionaire's Mexican debutante wife.

Surrounded by assassination, betrayal, and revenge, Gadgets Schwarz, Pol Blancanales and Carl Lyons must not fail — only they can stop open war between the United States and Mexico.

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Обложка книги The Bone Yard The Bone Yard

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner


Theres a wild card in Vegas.

The Mafia, the Japanese yakuza and the Vegas Old Guard each want control of the city.

Mack Bolan is the new player and hes dealing in death, with skills learned in a hell called Nam and honed to a sharp edge in the urban jungle.

To shave the odds the Executioner pulls a Joker from the deck, Tommy Anders. The game is down to one last hand — winner takes all.

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Обложка книги The Iranian Hit The Iranian Hit

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner, The Executioner Series


Stop the Assassination!

The directive came from the White House, and the target was less than twenty miles away in an affluent Maryland suburb.

For Mack Bolan it was a very strange assignment: tooprotect a high-level Iranian exile, General Eshan Nazarour, from imminent assassination. It became stranger still when the generals beautiful American wife was kidnapped. Immediately the intrigue, violence — and murder — began to form a familiar pattern. Organized crime was getting involved with foreign subversion. The maze of treachery and terrorism could lead to only one conclusion — the deadly presence of the Executioner: Mack Bolan!

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Обложка книги The Hostaged Island The Hostaged Island

 Автор: Pendleton Don, Stivers Dick

 Серия: Able Team


Seventy-two filthy, vicious motorcycle hoodlums have taken over the fantasy isle of Catalina off the coast of Los Angeles. Their hostages are the island s seventeen hundred inhabitants, cowering from the butchery.

Also kidnapped are six top government thinkers attending a secret conference. The survival of everyone is paramount to the national security experts who call in Able Team.

Lyons, Blancanales and Schwarz begin a counter-insurgency of ruthless force. The terror cyclists have done far more than trash a tourist playground. So the strategy is: smash the whole scene into shards of blazing action!

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Обложка книги The Libya Connection The Libya Connection

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner, The Executioner Series


This time, all the stops were out. Mack Bolan became a single-minded, death-spewing avenger the minute Eve disappeared...

Someone he cared about, Eve had been swallowed up by the voracious bloodthirst of international terror.

Bolan stalked the savages responsible deep into the labyrinth of double-dealing and betrayal that marks modern terrorism. The hunt took him from the lush Caribbean to the scorching Sahara in pursuit of the Libyan connection that held the fate of civilization in its grasp.

For The Executioner, it was the toughest mission yet, fueled by the most righteous revenge. Anyone who got in his way... was dead.

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Обложка книги Tiger War Tiger War

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner


A trap!

So much for undercover operations, thought Bolan. His nighttime parachute drop into Thailand had become an open secret. Enemy gunfire zeroed in on his position. It was survival time in the jungle again!

The Executioner was in Southeast Asias Golden Triangle to strike at the international illicit-drug industry. But his advance man had been captured by the enemy — the 93rd Kuomintang Division of the Nationalist Chinese Army, better known as Tiger Enterprises, the worlds largest heroin ring.

Bolans Montagnard army now refused to fight. The tribesmen, traditional enemies of the Chinese for 4,000 years, were fierce warriors but fickle allies. They knew better than to back a loser...

But Bolan would not lose. However much death it took.

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Обложка книги The Violent Streets The Violent Streets

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner, The Executioner Series


The call to Mack Bolan is urgent, almost frantic. Rosario Blancanaless kid sister, Toni, has been raped and beaten — but at least she is still alive, unlike the five otehr victims whose throats were slashed by the Minneapolist maniac.

In a raging search-and-destroy assault, Mack Bolan makes his presence felt throughout the Twin Cities, from the lowest mob hangouts to the police department and into the City Hall itself. A psychopathic killer is being protected by some powerful force.

For Mack Bolan there will be no intermissions, no pardons, no excuses: he will be fighting for one of his closest friends. He is once again judge, jury... and Executioner.

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Обложка книги Tower of Terror Tower of Terror

 Автор: Pendleton Don, Stivers Dick

 Серия: Able Team


A Wall Street skyscraper had been invaded. Hostages were being held — and, with them, enough confidential banking data to imperil the entire world.

Ugly, city-wide panic was inevitable until Able Team was called in. Carl Lyons, Pol Blancanales and Gadgets Schwarz were the only possible hardmen for such a mission.

The invaders claimed to be FALN, the Puerto Rican terrorist group. But they were not who they said they were, and their huge quantity of devastating armament appeared to have come from. . . the Vietnamese.

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Обложка книги Twisted Path Twisted Path

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner


Aggressive, primitive and violent, the Shining Path murders in the name of freedom. Fanatical terrorists who are trying to destroy Peru's government, the Path's "low budget" warfare has suddenly turned high tech — someone is selling them state-of-the-art weapons.

Mack Bolan infiltrates the secretive group and follows an illegal arms shment straight into hell. Framed for murder, locked in a Lima prison, the American warrior struggles to complete a mission that seems to be slipping out of his control.

But the Executioner has special treatment for killers whose only reality is a smoking gun — strong medicine in a dose that will leave the Shining Path choking on its own violent prescription.

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Обложка книги The Man of Bronze The Man of Bronze

 Автор: Robeson Kenneth

 Серия: Doc Savage


Clark Savage, Jr. the inspiration for Superman and James Bond, along with Renny, Johnny, Ham, Monk and Long Tom, as they journey to Central America to reclaim Doc's legacy.

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Обложки нет The Land of Terror

 Автор: Robeson Kenneth

 Серия: Doc Savage

Обложки нет The Pirate of the Pacific

 Автор: Robeson Kenneth

 Серия: Doc Savage


Not ships but nations are the prey of the sinister Oriental mastermind, Tom Too. Only Doc Savage and his daring crew stand a chance of saving the world from this figure of evil and his lethal legions. On land and on sea, in the weirdest corners of the wide world, Doc and his friends plunge into their wildest adventure — against their most dangerous foe!

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Обложки нет The Polar Treasure

 Автор: Robeson Kenneth

 Серия: Doc Savage

Обложка книги They Came to Kill They Came to Kill

 Автор: Stivers Dick

 Серия: Able Team


After the ambush-murders of a Central Intelligency Agency surveillance unit, Able Team flies to Lebanon with instructions to "arrest or terminate" a renegade U.S. Marine fighting for the Islamic militias of Beirut.

But in the twisted politics and free-fire streets of the devastated city, Able Team decides to disregard their instructions and join the Marine and his Shia friends to confront a conspiracy of fanatics — Syrians, Iranians, Libyans and American black nationalists — united in their lust for terror.

Able Team wages a dirty battle through the ruins of Beirut, then tracks the gangs halfway around the world to Mexico, where the Americans hurl themselves against the zealots before they murder again — this time, the President of the United States!

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Обложка книги The Golden Rendezvous The Golden Rendezvous

 Автор: Maclean Alistair


A timeless classic from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well. For Johnny Carter, the Chief Officer, the voyage has already begun badly; but it's only when the Campari sails that evening, after a succession of delays that he realises something is seriously wrong. A member of the crew is suddenly missing and the stern-to-stern search only serves to increase tension. Then violence erupts and suddenly the whole ship is in danger. Is the Campari a victim of modern day piracy? And what of the strange cargo hidden below the decks?

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Обложка книги The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

 Автор: Huston Charlie

 Серия:


If you love crime fiction-preferably wickedly profane, unabashedly grisly, and laugh-out-loud funny "pulp" fiction-your number one New Year's resolution needs to be to read Charlie Huston. It only takes one to get you so hooked you'll read everything you can get your hands on, so take a couple of days off and give yourself room to binge on the brutal and hilarious Hank Thompson and Joe Pitt series, the blistering Shotgun Rule, and this latest and greatest stand-alone, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death. The best thing about reading a Huston novel is that you never see it coming-laughter, tears, the passing urge to vomit-everything is a surprise, creating a wholly unsettling and exciting reading experience. The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death has all the makings of a perfect Charlie Huston novel-the down-but-not-out antihero, the outrageous supporting characters (each of whom deserves their own spin-off), the very bad situation involving money and violence, and the hilariously inappropriate dialogue that is Huston's signature-but with one surprising addition, hope. It does little good to break down the plot of a book this bizarre and brilliant. You're just going to have to trust us (and our Guest Reviewer, Stephen King), and read it.

***

With a style that is razor sharp, an eye that never shies from the gritty details, and a taste for stories that simultaneously shock, disturb, and entertain, Charlie Huston is one of a kind. And The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death is the type of story-swift, twisted, hilarious, somehow hopeful-that only he could dream up.

The fact is, whether it’s a dog hit by a train or an old lady who had a heart attack on the can, someone has to clean up the nasty mess. And that someone is Webster Fillmore Goodhue, who just may be the least likely person in Los Angeles County to hold down such a gig. With his teaching career derailed by tragedy, Web hasn’t done much for the last year except some heavy slacking. But when his only friend in the world lets him know that his freeloading days are over, and he tires of taking cash from his spaced-out mom and refuses to take any more from his embittered father, Web joins Clean Team-and soon finds himself sponging a Malibu suicide’s brains from a bathroom mirror, and flirting with the man’s bereaved and beautiful daughter.

Then things get weird: The dead man’s daughter asks a favor. Her brother’s in need of somebody who can clean up a mess. Every cell in Web’s brain tells him to turn her down, but something else makes him hit the Harbor Freeway at midnight to help her however he can. Is it her laugh? Her desperate tone of voice? The chance that this might be history’s strangest booty call? Whatever it is, soon enough it’s Web who needs the help when gun-toting California cowboys start showing up on his doorstep. What’s the deal? Is it something to do with what he cleaned up in that motel room in Carson? Or is it all about the brewing war between rival trauma cleaners? Web doesn’t have a clue, but he’ll need to get one if he’s going to keep from getting his face kicked in. Again. And again. And again.

Full of black humor, stunning violence, singular characters, and neon dialogue, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death is classic Charlie Huston: a wild ride that’ll leave you breathless and shaken, grinning and begging for more.

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Обложка книги The Cleaner The Cleaner

 Автор: Battles Brett

 Серия: Jonathan Quinn Thriller


Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner." Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies, doing a little cleanup if necessary. But in Brett Battles's electrifying debut novel, Quinn's latest assignment will change everything, igniting a harrowing journey of violence, betrayal, and revenge.

The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up where it doesn't belong — and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent — he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn scrambles for cover, struggling to find out why someone wants him dead… and if it's linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office.


The Cleaner


Quinn’s only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who’s reluctant to help but who may hold the key to solving the case. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, struggling to stay alive long enough to unbury the truth. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by what he uncovers: a chilling secret… and a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy — with an almost unimaginable goal.

Furiously paced, filled with superbly drawn characters and pitch-perfect dialogue, The Cleaner puts a powerful twist on all our expectations as it confirms Brett Battles’s place as one of the most exciting new talents in suspense fiction today.

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Обложка книги The Buried The Buried

 Автор: Battles Brett

 Серия: Jonathan Quinn Thriller


Everything on the job is going as expected. The target has been dealt with, and all that’s left to do is remove the body.

But a surprise is waiting for Quinn and Nate, one that completely changes their mission. Then when the client who gave them their new orders disappears, they find themselves on their own, with a human asset holding a dark secret that several parties are interested in obtaining, by force if necessary.

To keep the asset alive, the two cleaners must stay on the run, but even that doesn't guarantee success.

Because no matter how closely a secret is guarded, if enough people want it, it won’t stay buried forever.

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Обложка книги Target Utopia Target Utopia

 Автор: Brown Dale, DeFelice Jim

 Серия: Dreamland


Is there a traitor at Dreamland?


When Muslim extremists are found with a mysterious UAV in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Colonel Danny Freah and his Whiplash team are sent to investigate. They discover that Dreamland's drone technology has been stolen. Who has betrayed them? China is rumored to be involved, as is Russia. But finding out who's really bankrolling the guerrillas means finding someone who knows combat UAVs inside and out. Someone with nothing to lose. Someone like Air Force ace Turk Mako.

Yet as Mako and Freah learn, the conspiracy is deeper and darker than either imagined. With the situation worsening, the Whiplash team finds itself in a desperate race to recover their aircraft and capture the perpetrators — without setting off World War III.

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Обложка книги The Specialists The Specialists

 Автор: Block Lawrence


This time it started with a call girl.

She came running to Eddie Manso scared stiff. A bad scene with some sadistic hood. The guy had told the girl he was a rich banker. That's what interested Eddie. The guy had said he owned the banks.

A hood who owned banks?

Eddie called the colonel and the colonel called the others...

There were six of them. Specialists. Ex-soldiers, each with a unique talent. There game was getting to a special kind of vermin, the kind that preyed on innocents... the kind the law never seemed to be able to grab.

There was always trouble, but this one was going to be really rough. The "banker" was no ordinary hood. And he had his own army of specialists.

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Обложка книги The Emperor's Revenge The Emperor's Revenge

 Автор: Morrison Boyd, Cussler Clive

 Серия: The Oregon Files


The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

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Обложка книги The Glinkov Extraction The Glinkov Extraction

 Автор: Drake Brian

 Серия: Scott Stiletto


An authorized mission to rescue a friend may be the last adventure of Stiletto’s career… or his life.

A coup stirring in Russia to overthrow President Putin faces the wrath of Moscow police and government agents. Suspects are arrested or assassinated. Survivors run for their lives, including Vladimir Glinkov, a friend of Scott Stiletto.

Glinkov desperately calls for help, but the U.S. government will not get involved. Despite his pleas to aid a friend in need, Stiletto is ordered to stand down.

But Stiletto will not do nothing while a friend suffers. He’ll get Glinkov and his family out of Russia before they’re executed, or die trying.

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Обложка книги The Road To Ruin The Road To Ruin

 Автор: Westlake Donald E

 Серия: Dortmunder


John Dortmunder as a butler? Well, he’s not really a butler; he’s just playing one at the heavily guarded estate of crooked tycoon Monroe Hall. A corporate pariah surrounded by loot, including a fleet of priceless vintage cars, Hall soon finds his needs—from driving to cooking—eagerly fulfilled by Dortmunder and his gang. Dortmunder’s plan: to change in one fell swoop from loyal servants to merry robbers, and drive off with ill-gotten plunder. There’s just one problem. Monroe Hall has as many enemies as antiques. Before Dortmunder can go from serving to stealing, Hall disappears and the cops are knocking on the door. And after a violent crime is committed, Dortmunder is in the worst place possible. For as everyone knows, whenever there’s mischief in a mansion … the butler always did it!

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Обложки нет Ten Big Ones

 Автор: Evanovich Janet


Take an exit off the Jersey Turnpike to the irresistible world of Stephanie Plum, America's favorite bounty hunter, where she gets into more trouble than ever. This time, she faces a notorious gang in Trenton who wants her dead. Morelli warns that she's in too deep, and Stephanie more than agrees. But the gang won't let her bow out. With Ranger missing in action, Stephanie has to go into hiding-and stumbles on to the secret location of Ranger's "bat cave." Is it the perfect place to disappear? Or will she get into more trouble than she knows by delving into his private world? The tenth Stephanie Plum novel is filled with Evanovich's trademark high stakes, high adventure, high wit, and sly comedy.

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Обложка книги Thieves' Dozen Thieves' Dozen

 Автор: Westlake Donald E

 Серия: Dortmunder


On a literary landscape filled with cunning criminal masterminds, Donald E. Westlake's John Dortmunder is in a league of his own. With no scam too outrageous to contemplate, and no plan too simple to go wrong, this quirky career thief has stolen everything from money buried under a reservoir to a bank-the whole bank. Now the ultimate repeat offender returns in a first-time collection of short stories that prove that just like bagels and donuts, with Dortmunder it's always better by the dozen … Thieves' Dozen.

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Обложка книги The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

 Автор: Block Lawrence

 Серия: Bernie Rhodenbarr


For nearly a year Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone straight…well of a fashion. But Bernie has a new landlord for his Greenwich Village bookstore — Bernie Stoppelagard — not a nice man, who wants to increase his rent by 10,000 dollars…a month! Desperate times call for desperate measures. So Bernie is back to work burgling an apartment of a couple on a European tour of untraceable cash. There is only one problem — the naked man in the bathroom — and the fact that he is deceased. At the same time the apartment of Stoppelgard's brother-in-law has been relieved of a million dollar baseball card collection and somehow Bernie is being blamed (read: framed) for that crime. Mix in a mysterious woman and a crotchety old New York policeman and Bernie seems in big trouble. So what's the answer…Find the baseball cards…and steal them back.

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Обложки нет Twelve Sharp

 Автор: Evanovich Janet


America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her twelfth bestseller and sure to win more fans than ever before. Trenton, New Jersey's premier troublemaker is once again struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her gift for destroying every car she drives. Not to mention her attempts to bring in the sometimes scary bail jumpers of Trenton, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious female stalker-who turns out to have a close connection to Ranger. Twelve Sharp has twists that will drive readers wild and prove that once again, for sheer reading entertainment, no one tops Janet Evanovich.

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Обложка книги The Matters at Mansfield The Matters at Mansfield

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is eager to arrange a lucrative and socially advantageous match for her daughter, Anne. Of course, her ladyship has not taken into account such frivolous matters as love or romance, let alone the wishes of her daughter. Needless to say, there is much turmoil when the bride-to-be elopes. Their pursuit of the headstrong couple leads the Darcys to the village of Mansfield, where the usually intricate game of marriage machinations becomes still more convoluted by lies and deception. There, the Darcys discover that love and marriage can be a complex and dangerous business — one that can even lead to murder.

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Обложка книги The Intrigue at Highbury The Intrigue at Highbury

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive — before the killer can strike again.

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Обложка книги Thus Was Adonis Murdered Thus Was Adonis Murdered

 Автор: Caudwell Sarah

 Серия: Hilary Tamar


"Highly intelligent and educated half-wit" Julia goes on a holiday to Venice where she's accused of murder. Her friends back home in London, mainly barristers, take it upon themselves to solve the crime and prove Julia's innocence. It is narrated by Hilary Tamar, Oxford don of unspecified gender, and told largely although not exclusively through Julia's letters to her friends and their commentary on such. Very witty and funny, full of intelligent and only slightly eccentric people, the series about Professor Tamar is excellent.

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Обложка книги The Shortest Way to Hades The Shortest Way to Hades

 Автор: Caudwell Sarah

 Серия: Hilary Tamar


Professor Hilary Tamar's young Chancery barrister friends have finished an inheritance case when one of the minor beneficiaries turns up dead. It's assumed to be suicide, and as she wasn't the heiress nobody cares, but when the heiress is involved in an sailing accident in Greece, Hilary realises these were not accidents. In the course of investigation Selena and Julia are being invited upon false pretences to what turns out to be an orgy… But the combined wits and wit of our little group carry the day.

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Обложка книги The Sirens Sang of Murder The Sirens Sang of Murder

 Автор: Caudwell Sarah

 Серия: Hilary Tamar


This the third in the Hilary Tamar series, Oxford don who solves the cases brought to the professor's attention by the group of friends who work as lawyers in New Square, London. In this one, Cantrip has gone off to the Channel Islands on a tax-law case, and is indulging his love of telex machines by sending plenty back home. It's through these that Hilary and the others gain enough information to solve a mystery after a companion of Cantrips is killed.

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Обложка книги The Sibyl in Her Grave The Sibyl in Her Grave

 Автор: Caudwell Sarah

 Серия: Hilary Tamar


This is the 4th and last Hilary Tamar mystery novel by Sarah Caudwell, who died in 2000. Written in first person by Professor Tamar and including a series of letters by different characters, the story is told of a financial tax mess and a series of strange deaths. Professor Tamar seems to think there is a connection, but is there?

Even though she wrote only four novels, her death was a profound loss, not only in itself but also in that it deprives us forever of learning more of Julia, Selina, Ragwort, Cantrip, Timothy and the eternally mysterious and genderless Professor Hilary Tamar. The book itself? Lovely, cosy, funny, clever, erudite, and ultimately deeply satisfying.

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Обложка книги The Hot Rock The Hot Rock

 Автор: Westlake Donald E


John Dortmunder left prison with the warm words of the warden ringing in his ears and not one chance of going straight. Soon Dortmunder was riding in a stolen Cadillac with venetian blinds, reuniting with old friends and scheming to heist a large emerald belonging to a small African nation. As always, his planning is meticulous. As always, the execution is not. Undaunted, Dortmunder is now chasing the gem by plane, train and automobile. Because this hot rock has a way of getting stolen — not just once, but again and again and again…

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Обложка книги T'es beau, tu sais ! T'es beau, tu sais !

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police


« — Monsieur, j'lui dis comme ça, il va falloir que je vous tue toutes affaires cessantes, mes supérieurs m'en ont donné l'ordre !

— Essayez toujours, me répond le tueur à gages en levant son verre à ma santé. Et il fait bien, vu qu'elle va être mise à rude épreuve, ma petite santé. Ah ! les souris, je vous jure… Plus je les pratique, plus je me rends compte que c'est du sable. Du sable émouvant, j'admets, mais terriblement mouvant ! Pour escalader les jolies dunes, vaut mieux ramper ! Dans cette position, on prend moins de risques, et puis quoi : c'est tellement plus agréable.

Si je ne suis pas de retour à la fin de ce livre, ne vous caillez pas la laitance. Entrez et faites-vous des frites en m'attendant : la clé est sous le paillasson ! »

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Обложки нет Trudny Trup

 Автор: Chmielewska Joanna


''Co najmniej przez kilka miesięcy szukałam trupa. Nie rozkopywałam grobów i ugorów, nie zwiedzałam kostnic, starych piwnic ani śmietników, nie gmerałam w gliniankach. Szukałam we własnym umyśle i w ludzkich plotkach, także w mediach, prezentujących wydarzenia okropne i krwawe w taki sposób, żeby przypadkiem jakieś niewłaściwe tajemnice nie wyszły na jaw. (…) Trupa żądała ode mnie Martusia'' – fragment najnowszej powieści najpoczytniejszej polskiej pisarki.

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Обложка книги Tout le plaisir est pour moi Tout le plaisir est pour moi

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police


J'ai rencontré à travers le vaste monde et le long de ma vie bien des femmes exigeantes.

Des qui me demandaient de remplacer leur mari au pied levé ; des qui réclamaient ceci et d'autres qui sollicitaient cela et toujours je me suis évertué à les satisfaire.

Mais la frangine, ce coup-là, attend vraiment l'impossible de votre San-A.chéri…

Un impossible réellement… impossible…

Mais moi, vous me connaissez ; rien ne peut m'arrêter !

Alors, poliment, je me penche sur le décolleté de la poupée et je susurre :

« Mais voyons, chère amie, tout le plaisir est pour moi ! »

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Обложка книги Town in a Wild Moose Chase Town in a Wild Moose Chase

 Автор: Haywood B B

 Серия: Candy Holliday Mystery


Cape Willington's annual Winter Moose Fest is in full swing when the sightings of a mysterious white moose-and rumors of a dead body found in the woods-send Candy scrambling to separate fact from fiction before she finds herself in the bullseye of a ruthless killer...

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Обложка книги Timber Line Timber Line

 Автор: Murphy Warren

 Серия: The Destroyer


Tulsa Torrent, America's biggest lumber company, is stumped when a couple of its key scientists are axed. Seems the deceased were part of a team developing an oil-producing tree, and a lot of interested parties have been looking to grease their palms.

Before anyone else is pulped, Remo and Chiun are planted to see the project out of the woods. But danger sprouts at every turn, and when the environmentalist High Sierra Society enters the picture, determined to make Tulsa Torrent take a hike, the project rests on pines and needles.

Somebody's barking up the wrong tree, and Remo and Chiun must get to the root of the matter before the unknown hatchet man mulches America's energy future into one big compost heap...

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Обложка книги The Deception At Lyme The Deception At Lyme

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly.

Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant who died in action.

Their retreat turns tragic when they come upon a body lying at the base of the Cobb. The victim is Mrs. Clay, a woman with a scandalous past that left her with child—a child whose existence threatened the inheritance of one of her paramours and the reputation of another. Did she lose her balance and fall from the slippery breakwater, or was she pushed?

Mrs. Clay’s death is not the only one that commands the Darcys’ attention. When Mr. Darcy discovers, among his cousin’s possessions, evidence that the young lieutenant’s death might have been murder, he allies with Captain Frederick Wentworth (hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion) to probe details of a battle that took place across the sea . . . but was influenced by a conspiracy much closer to home.

The Deception at Lyme (Or, The Peril of Persuasion) is the delightful sixth installment in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series by Carrie Bebris.

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Обложки нет The Class Menagerie

 Автор: Churchill Jill

 Серия: Jane Jeffry


What surprises can await a suburban housewife, going to a class reunion? Some get older, some get balder, some get… deader? A challenge for Jane Jeffry, who is a cross between Miss Marple and Erma Bombeck.

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Обложки нет The Merchant of Menace

 Автор: Churchill Jill

 Серия: Jane Jeffry


Quintessential mom in tennis shoes Jane Jeffrey is once again thrust into a murder investigation, but this time the murderer is very close to home indeed. She finds herself in the midst of the Christmas rush and hosting two celebrations back-to-back: neighborhood caroling party one evening and a cookie exchange the following day. The two gatherings are meant to bring the community together, but when a TV reporter is found dead during the singing, it becomes obvious that at least one of the neighbors is harboring something besides goodwill towards men. As Jane and her coconspirator Shelly explore just who might have reason to shove someone off a roof, their sleepy suburb (Chicago is the ostensible nearby city, but the setting could be anywhere there is snow in December) suddenly steams with secrets.

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Обложки нет The House of Seven Mabels

 Автор: Churchill Jill

 Серия: Jane Jeffry


Homemaking is about to take on a whole new meaning for Jane Jeffry now that she's agreed to help restore and redecorate a decrepit old neighborhood mansion. The home's owner, the prosperously divorced Bitsy Burnside, considers herself to be a feminist to the max and wants an almost all-female crew to do the dirty work — prompting the quick-witted Shelley Nowack to dub the project "the House of Seven Mabels." With her best friend and decorating whiz Shelley on the estrogen-heavy team, Jane thinks this exhausting, plaster-dusty job may not be as unpleasant as it initially appeared to be.Until, of course, things start to get very messy. It begins with a series of mean-spirited "pranks" — strange odors, mysterious electrical shorts, a myriad of petty annoyances designed to impede the progress of the fixer-uppers. And then the pranks turn deadly, leaving one of the workers lying lifeless at the foot of a staircase.Tragic, yes, but an accident? Jane thinks not. And with the able assistance of Shelley, not to mention a little help from her best beau, Chicago detective Mel VanDyne, Jane's hoping she can construct a solid case and nail the assassin. Suspects are certainly in abundant supply.

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Обложки нет The Accidental Florist

 Автор: Churchill Jill

 Серия: Jane Jeffry


Suburban supersleuth Jane Jeffry and her detective beau Mel VanDyne have finally decided to tie the knot. While Jane's planning the wedding of her dreams — with no overbearing mother-in-law to steamroll the entire event and tell her what to wear — Mel convinces her and her best friend Shelley to take a women's self-defense class. But before Jane and Shelley can learn the karate kicks and mean moves to fight off even the perfect purse-snatcher, their class is cut brutally short. . when two participants are murdered. Between her new writing project, an addition to the house, and battling mothers-in-law, she's got her hands full. But she'll have to make time to help Mel find the killer if she wants to walk happily — and safely — down the aisle.

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Обложка книги Tu vas trinquer San-Antonio Tu vas trinquer San-Antonio

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police


Deux ivrognes et un clébard, voilà tout ce dont je dispose pour démarrer mon enquête aux U. S. A.

Les deux poivrots ont pour noms Bérurier et Pinaud et le chien est un gentil boxer, baveur à souhait ! L'Empire State Building aux pieds de Béru, il faut avoir vu ça !

Mais je vais en voir bien d'autres au milieu de la pègre new-yorkaise. Mes acolytes boivent, mais c'est naturellement votre bon San-Antonio qui va trinquer.

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Обложка книги Trempe ton pain dans la soupe Trempe ton pain dans la soupe

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Si je m’attendais à cette nouvelle !

Moi, l’éternel polisson, le cavaleur effréné, le trousseur de jupons, le détrousseur de culottes, l’homme qui justifie la position verticale et en invente d’autres.

Moi, Sana, devenu…

Non, je ne peux pas t’annoncer ça de but en blanc, ce serait gâcher la marchandise.

Par ailleurs, sache qu’autour de l’événement, se déroulent des aventures à en paumer son dentier dans la chaglatte d’une friponne !

Pour célébrer la chose, chantons tous en chœur la Marseillaise !

Ça le mérite !

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Обложка книги Town in a Blueberry Jam Town in a Blueberry Jam

 Автор: Haywood B B

 Серия: , Candy Holliday Mystery


In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. But, when an aging playboy and the newly crowned Blueberry Queen are killed, Candy investigates to clear the name of a local handyman. And as she sorts through the town's juicy secrets, things start to get sticky indeed...

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Обложка книги The Girl with the Long Green Heart The Girl with the Long Green Heart

 Автор: Block Lawrence


Even before he invented Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr, Block was writing terrific thrillers such as this.

Johnny Hayden and his partner had the perfect scam selling worthless Canadian land to marks. The scam just has to work, because at stake is Evvie — the girl with the long green heart.

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Обложка книги The Busy Body The Busy Body

 Автор: Westlake Donald E


Engel had worked his way up to being Nick Rovito’s right-hand man, near the top of the Syndicate. And this was a delicate job — retrieving a very important jacket, loaded with heroin, from a fresh grave. But Engel found only an empty coffin...

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Обложка книги Tarte à la crème story Tarte à la crème story

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


La Bulgarie est le pays du yaourt.

J'aurais donc pu intituler ce bouquin « Baise-la dans le yaourt ».

Mais je suis un auteur bien trop embouché pour débloquer au dos d'une couverture.

Heureusement qu'à l'intérieur on peut y aller carrément.

Tout se permettre, et un peu plus encore, moi, c'est justement le « un peu plus » qui m'intéresse.

Et toi aussi, pas vrai, bougre de petit dégoûtant.

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Обложка книги Tire-m'en deux, c'est pour offrir Tire-m'en deux, c'est pour offrir

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Nous autres, les grands romanciers du siècle, avons une préférence marquée pour certains de nos enfants, parce que nous les jugeons plus beaux que les autres, voire même plus proches de nous.

C'est le cas du présent chef-d'œuvre.

En l'écrivant, je me suis mis à l'aimer, à bien l'aimer.

J'aurais voulu y passer mes vacances ; peut-être même le restant de mes jours.

Un pareil engouement doit bien cacher quelque chose, non ?

Ou si je deviens gâtoche ?

A toi de juger !

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Обложка книги Têtes et sacs de nœuds Têtes et sacs de nœuds

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Et voilà que M. Félix (tu sais, le vieux prof qui possède un sexe d'enfer) a la fermeture Eclair de sa braguette coincée. Avec diligence, Berthe veut le dépanner en s'aidant d'un coutelas. Hélas ! La lame ripe et se plante dans le zob du siècle !

Tu te rends compte ? Le Félix allait à Bruxelles pour épouser une de ses collègues belges : la gentille Irma Ladousse !

Heureusement que Béru et moi sommes là pour faire prendre patience à la future mariée !

Nous voilà tous partis pour le cap Nord, à tringler comme des sauvages.

Cela dit, on y va en mission.

Et quelle !

Une affaire inouïe pendant laquelle on vit du poignant. Heureusement qu'on lime à tout-va : ça nous repose un peu d'exister ! Toujours se faire tuer, c'est pas une vie !

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Обложка книги Tarte aux poils sur commande Tarte aux poils sur commande

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Pour bien se préparer à la consommation de la tarte aux poils, il est conseillé de manger beaucoup de cœurs d'artichauts non ébarbés. Ensuite, il est bon d'embrasser le sculpteur César, Alain Bombard ou François Nourissier à pleine joue et de façon répétitive, avant de prodiguer ces baisers fougueux à un manteau d'astrakan (dans la région des boutonnières de préférence).

L'entraînement doit être intensif. Songez qu'Arthur Rubinstein s'est fait chier des années avec « La Lettre à Elise » avant d'interpréter ces noctumes de Chopin qui ont assuré sa gloire.

Lorsque vous aurez la certitude de bien maîtriser le sujet, vous pourrez vous risquer alors à pratiquer sur une dame la figure dite de « l'enveloppe cachetée ». Pour le reste, faites confiance à votre instinct et allez de l'avant !

Cela dit, il n'y a pas que des séances de tartes aux poils dans ce saisissant ouvrage.

Vous trouverez en outre : une balle fondue, huit caïmans (mais peut-être sont-ce des alligators ?), une mine désaffectée, un nègre blanc, une balle de golf particulière et plus d'une tonne de cadavres.

Quand vous aurez achevé votre lecture, faites-moi signe : on ira bouffer ensemble.

De la tarte aux poils, de préférence.

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Обложка книги T’assieds pas sur le compte-gouttes T’assieds pas sur le compte-gouttes

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Faut toujours se gaffer des pays où il ne se passe rien.

Parce que en général, il s'y passe des trucs-machins pires qu'ailleurs.

Ainsi de l'Uruguay.

Moi je croyais que Montevideo, sa capitale, n'était intéressante que pour les cinq pieds qu'elle apporte à une chanson.

Fume !

Si nous n'avions pas été à la hauteur, Béru et moi, on y aurait laissé nos belles plumes de coq !

Heureusement qu'on a pu s'y faire rigoler la zize à s'en gonfler les amygdales sud !

Quand on a tout paumé, il nous reste au moins le chibre.

Nos petites potesses n'en demandent pas davantage, t'es d'accord ?

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Обложка книги Turlute gratos les jours fériés Turlute gratos les jours fériés

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio


Que tu sois religieux ou non, l'idée te viendrais jamais d'aller zinguer quelqu'un dans un confessionnal, je parie ?

Eh bien tout le monde n'est pas comme toi, mon joli ! A preuve, cette dame défuntée de mort violente dans la guitoune aux péchés.

Mais le plus farce, si j'ose dire, c'est qu'elle-même s'apprêtait à flinguer son confesseur ! Tu parles d'une chasse à courre, mon neuveu !

Cela dit, ce que je te raconte n'est que le début du book.

Son gracieux point de départ.

Je te cause pas de l'arrivée !

Alors là, espère : ceux qu'auront pas numéroté leurs abattis auront intérêt à retourner chez leur mère pour lui demander qu'elle les refasse !

Après tout, pourquoi elles auraient pas droit à un brouillon, les mamans ? Je constate de plus en plus qu'en neuf mois t'as pas le temps de faire quelque chose de bien !

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Обложка книги The Intrigue at Highbury The Intrigue at Highbury

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive — before the killer can strike again.

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Обложка книги The Matters at Mansfield The Matters at Mansfield

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is eager to arrange a lucrative and socially advantageous match for her daughter, Anne. Of course, her ladyship has not taken into account such frivolous matters as love or romance, let alone the wishes of her daughter. Needless to say, there is much turmoil when the bride-to-be elopes. Their pursuit of the headstrong couple leads the Darcys to the village of Mansfield, where the usually intricate game of marriage machinations becomes still more convoluted by lies and deception. There, the Darcys discover that love and marriage can be a complex and dangerous business — one that can even lead to murder.

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Обложка книги The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning

 Автор: Helgason ímur


With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the identity of an American televangelist named Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops and contract killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future.

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Обложка книги Tango chinetoque Tango chinetoque

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial police


Moi, vous me connaissez ?

J'ai pas l'habitude de vous mener en bateau, et quand ça m'arrive, c'est moi qui rame !

Alors si je vous affirme que vous n'avez pas encore jamais lu un bouquin comme celui-ci, vous pouvez me croire !

Dans le TANGO CHINETOQUE, vous allez trouver des trucs qui vous feront dresser les poils des bras sur la tronche ! Vous y verrez comment, en Chine, on fabrique mille kilomètres d'autoroute par jour ! Comment un mouton tombe amoureux de Béru ! Comment Béru opère de l'appendicite un zig qui n'en a pas besoin ! Vous y verrez comment le Gros et moi on se paye une virouze dans le cosmos ! Parfaitement ! Et puis, l'amour à la chinoise, ça ne vous dit rien ?

Cette extraordinaire aventure se passe en Chine, mais on ne rit pas jaune pour autant. Et si le coq gaulois se fait déplumasser le dargif par moments, ça ne l'empêche pas de chanter fort !

Non, franchement, je plains Louis XVI qui est mort trop tôt pour avoir pu lire ça !

SAN-ANTONIO
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Обложка книги Tango chinetoque Tango chinetoque

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police, Spécial police


Moi, vous me connaissez ?

J'ai pas l'habitude de vous mener en bateau, et quand ça m'arrive, c'est moi qui rame !

Alors si je vous affirme que vous n'avez pas encore jamais lu un bouquin comme celui-ci, vous pouvez me croire !

Dans le TANGO CHINETOQUE, vous allez trouver des trucs qui vous feront dresser les poils des bras sur la tronche ! Vous y verrez comment, en Chine, on fabrique mille kilomètres d'autoroute par jour ! Comment un mouton tombe amoureux de Béru ! Comment Béru opère de l'appendicite un zig qui n'en a pas besoin ! Vous y verrez comment le Gros et moi on se paye une virouze dans le cosmos ! Parfaitement ! Et puis, l'amour à la chinoise, ça ne vous dit rien ?

Cette extraordinaire aventure se passe en Chine, mais on ne rit pas jaune pour autant. Et si le coq gaulois se fait déplumasser le dargif par moments, ça ne l'empêche pas de chanter fort !

Non, franchement, je plains Louis XVI qui est mort trop tôt pour avoir pu lire ça !

SAN-ANTONIO
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Обложка книги The Vault of bones The Vault of bones

 Автор: Vaughan-Hughes Pip

 Серия: Brother Petroc

Обложки нет The Dante Club

 Автор: Pearl Matthew


In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club—poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields—are finishing America’s first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante’s remarkable visions to the New World. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard College are fighting to keep Dante in obscurity, believing that the infiltration of foreign superstitions into American minds will prove as corrupting as the immigrants arriving at Boston Harbor.

The members of the Dante Club fight to keep a sacred literary cause alive, but their plans fall apart when a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge. Only this small group of scholars realizes that the gruesome killings are modeled on the descriptions of Hell’s punishments from Dante’s Inferno. With the lives of the Boston elite and Dante’s literary future in America at stake, the Dante Club members must find the killer before the authorities discover their secret.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and an outcast police officer named Nicholas Rey, the first black member of the Boston police department, must place their careers on the line to end the terror. Together, they discover that the source of the murders lies closer to home than they ever could have imagined.

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Обложка книги The Nightingale Gallery The Nightingale Gallery

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

Обложка книги The Grail Murders The Grail Murders

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sir Robert Shallot

Обложка книги The Relic Murders The Relic Murders

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sir Robert Shallot

Обложка книги The Gallows Murders The Gallows Murders

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sir Robert Shallot

Обложка книги The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose

 Автор: Eco Umberto


Set in Italy in the Middle Ages, this is not only a narrative of a murder investigation in a monastery in 1327, but also a chronicle of the 14th century religious wars, a history of monastic orders, and a compendium of heretical movements.

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Обложка книги Tod im Tal der Heiden Tod im Tal der Heiden

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Schwester Fidelma ermittelt


Kurz bevor Schwester Fidelma und Bruder Eadulf Gleann Geis erreichen, ein abgelegenes Tal, in dem man noch dem Heidentum anhängt, machen sie einen grausigen Fund, bei dem alles auf einen heidnischen Ritualmord hindeutet. In der Burg des heidnischen Fürsten begegnet man den christlichen Gesandten des Königs von Cashel nicht sehr freundlich. Auch die Konkurrenz ist schon da: Zwei Vertreter des Teils der irischen Kirche, der Rom anhängt. Als einer von ihnen ermordet wird, versucht man Schwester Fidelma die Schuld dafür zuzuschieben.


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat. In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle. Wegen seines großen internationalen Erfolgs wurde Peter Tremayne 2002 zum Ehrenmitglied der Irish Literary Society auf Lebenszeit ernannt.



Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel Valley of the Shadow erschien 1998 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

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Обложка книги Tod in der Königsburg Tod in der Königsburg

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Schwester Fidelma ermittelt


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.

In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle.

Seit Jahrhunderten kommt es zwischen den Königen von Cashel und dem Volk der Ui Fidgente immer wieder zu kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen. Nun wollen die Herrscher beider Völker endlich Frieden miteinander schließen. Als sie gemeinsam auf den Marktplatz der Stadt unterhalb von Cashel reiten, trifft Colgü, den König von Cashel, ein Pfeil. Der zweite Pfeil verletzt seinen hohen Gast gefährlich. Wer war Ziel dieses Attentats und wer steckt dahinter? Die Ui Fidgente, wie alle vermuten, weil sie in Wirklichkeit den Frieden gar nicht wollen? An Fidelma und ihrem angelsächsischen Gefährten Eadulf ist es, Beweise dafür zu bringen, anderenfalls verliert Fi-delmas Bruder sein Königreich.


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »The Monk Who Vanished« erschien 1999 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

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Обложка книги Tod auf dem Pilgerschiff Tod auf dem Pilgerschiff

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Schwester Fidelma ermittelt


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.

In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle.

Als Schwester Fidelma sich aufs Schiff begibt, um eine Pilgerreise nach Iberia zum Schrein des heiligen Jakobus vom Sternenfeld anzutreten, ahnt sie nicht, in welch zweifelhafte Gesellschaft sie gerät. Die Pilgergruppe, die mit ihr reist, ist alles andere als einträchtig und harmonisch. Neid, Mißgunst, Eifersucht, Verachtung und Haß herrschen unter den Nonnen und Mönchen, unter denen zu allem Unglück auch Fidel-mas Jugendliebe Cian ist. Bald gerät das Schiff in einen gefährlichen Sturm, und am Morgen danach fehlt eine der Nonnen. Ist sie von den Wellen über Bord gespült worden in jener schrecklichen Nacht, oder hat jemand nachgeholfen?


Aus dem Englischen von Friedrich Baddke


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel Act of Mercy erschien 1999 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

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Обложка книги The Devil's domain The Devil's domain

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

Обложка книги The Bedlam Detective The Bedlam Detective

 Автор: Gallagher Stephen

Обложка книги The Hanover Square Affair The Hanover Square Affair

 Автор: Gardner Ashley

 Серия: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

Обложка книги The Necklace Affair The Necklace Affair

 Автор: Gardner Ashley

Обложка книги The Glass House The Glass House

 Автор: Gardner Ashley

 Серия: Captain Lasey Regency Mysteries

Обложка книги The Sudbury School Murders The Sudbury School Murders

 Автор: Gardner Ashley

 Серия: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

Обложка книги The Gentleman's walking stick The Gentleman's walking stick

 Автор: Gardner Ashley

Обложка книги Tod bei Vollmond Tod bei Vollmond

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Schwester Fidelma ermittelt


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat. In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle. Wegen des großen internationalen Erfolgs seiner Serie um Schwester Fidelma wurde Peter Tremayne 2002 zum Ehrenmitglied der Irish Literary Society auf Lebenszeit ernannt.

Die Morde an drei jungen Mädchen versetzen ein kleines keltisches Volk, dessen Fürst Schwester Fi-delmas Cousin ist, in Angst und Schrecken. Der Mörder treibt immer bei Vollmond sein Unwesen, und immer werden seine Opfer in der Nähe eines geheimnisvollen Steinkreises gefunden. Die Leute verdächtigen drei Fremde mit schwarzer Hautfarbe, die aus dem fernen Aksum kommen und Gäste der nahe gelegenen Abtei sind. Sie versuchen sogar, die Abtei zu stürmen. Schweren Herzens entschließt sich Schwester Fidelma, ihren vor wenigen Wochen geborenen Sohn allein zu lassen und gemeinsam mit Eadulf den Fall zu lösen.


Aus dem Englischen von Susanne Olivia Zyila


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »Badger’s Moon« erschien 2003 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

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Обложка книги The Mary Celeste The Mary Celeste

 Автор: Freemantle Brian

Обложка книги Terra Incognita Terra Incognita

 Автор: Downie Ruth

 Серия: Medicus investigation

Обложка книги The Ronin’s Mistress The Ronin’s Mistress

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh

 Серия: Sano Ichiro

Обложка книги The Bellini card The Bellini card

 Автор: Goodwin Jason

 Серия: Yashim the eunuch

Обложка книги The snake stone The snake stone

 Автор: Goodwin Jason

 Серия: Yashim the eunuch

Обложка книги The Rose Demon The Rose Demon

 Автор: Doherty Paul

Обложка книги The Somme Stations The Somme Stations

 Автор: Martin Andrew


On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival – even before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit had been found dead. During the stand-off that follows, Jim and his comrades must operate by night the vitally important trains carrying munitions to the Front, through a ghostly landscape of shattered trees where high explosive and shrapnel shells rain down. Close co-operation and trust are vital. Yet proof piles up of an enemy within, and as a ferocious military policeman pursues his investigation into the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim himself…

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Обложка книги The Anatomy Of Ghosts The Anatomy Of Ghosts

 Автор: Taylor Andrew


1786, Jerusalem College Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son's reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth to investigate.

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Обложка книги The Last Train to Scarborough The Last Train to Scarborough

 Автор: Martin Andrew


One night, in a private boarding house in Scarborough, a railwayman vanishes, leaving his belongings behind. A reluctant Jim Stringer is sent to investigate. It is March 1914, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about his next assignment. It's not so much the prospect Scarborough in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railwayman to stay in the house has disappeared without trace. It's more that his governer, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case – and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. The lodging house is called Paradise, but, as Jim discovers, it's hardly that in reality. It is, however, home to the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby, a woman evidently capable of derailing Jim's marriage and a good deal more besides. As a storm brews in Scarborough, it becomes increasingly unlikely that Jim will ever ride the train back to York.

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Обложка книги The White Rose murders The White Rose murders

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sir Robert Shallot

Обложка книги The poisoned chalice The poisoned chalice

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sir Robert Shallot

Обложка книги The Matters at Mansfield The Matters at Mansfield

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


Mr. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is eager to arrange a lucrative and socially advantageous match for her daughter, Anne. Of course, her ladyship has not taken into account such frivolous matters as love or romance, let alone the wishes of her daughter. Needless to say, there is much turmoil when the bride-to-be elopes. Their pursuit of the headstrong couple leads the Darcys to the village of Mansfield, where the usually intricate game of marriage machinations becomes still more convoluted by lies and deception. There, the Darcys discover that love and marriage can be a complex and dangerous business — one that can even lead to murder.

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Обложка книги The Intrigue at Highbury The Intrigue at Highbury

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive — before the killer can strike again.

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Обложка книги The Venus Throw The Venus Throw

 Автор: Saylor Steven

 Серия: roma sub rosa

Обложка книги The Triumph Of Caesar The Triumph Of Caesar

 Автор: Saylor Steven

 Серия: roma sub rosa

Обложка книги The Cloud Pavilion The Cloud Pavilion

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh

 Серия: Sano Ichiro

Обложка книги The Alchemists pursuit The Alchemists pursuit

 Автор: Duncan Dave

 Серия: alchemist's apprentice

Обложка книги The Haunted Monastery The Haunted Monastery

 Автор: Gulik Robert Van

Обложка книги The Serpent’s Tale The Serpent’s Tale

 Автор: Franklin Ariana


"An outstanding historical mystery. Well-researched, well-plotted, well-paced and above all well written." – Mike Ripley

Ariana Franklin combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of historical fiction in the enthralling second novel in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, featuring medieval heroine Adelia Aguilar.

Rosamund Clifford, the mistress of King Henry II, has died an agonizing death by poison-and the king's estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, is the prime suspect. Henry suspects that Rosamund's murder is probably the first move in Eleanor's long-simmering plot to overthrow him. If Eleanor is guilty, the result could be civil war. The king must once again summon Adelia Aguilar, mistress of the art of death, to uncover the truth.

Adelia is not happy to be called out of retirement. She has been living contentedly in the countryside, caring for her infant daughter, Allie. But Henry's summons cannot be ignored, and Adelia must again join forces with the king's trusted fixer, Rowley Picot, the Bishop of St. Albans, who is also her baby's father.

Adelia and Rowley travel to the murdered courtesan's home, in a tower within a walled labyrinth-a strange and sinister place from the outside, but far more so on the inside, where a bizarre and gruesome discovery awaits them. But Adelia's investigation is cut short by the appearance of Rosamund's rival: Queen Eleanor. Adelia, Rowley, and the other members of her small party are taken captive by Eleanor's henchmen and held in the nunnery of Godstow, where Eleanor is holed up for the winter with her band of mercenaries, awaiting the right moment to launch their rebellion.

Isolated and trapped inside the nunnery by the snow and cold, Adelia and Rowley watch as dead bodies begin piling up. Adelia knows that there may be more than one killer at work, and she must unveil their true identities before England is once again plunged into civil war…

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Обложка книги The Masuda Affair The Masuda Affair

 Автор: Parker I J

 Серия: Sugawara Akitada

Обложка книги The Fires of the Gods The Fires of the Gods

 Автор: Parker I J

 Серия: Sugawara Akitada

Обложка книги The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh

 Серия: The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte

Обложка книги The Holy Thief The Holy Thief

 Автор: Ryan William

 Серия: , Captain Alexei Korolev


"Without doubt, The Holy Thief is one of the best historical mysteries I've read in the last ten years." – David Liss

***

Moscow, 1936 and Stalin's Great Terror is beginning. In a deconsecrated Church, a young woman is found dead, her mutilated body displayed on the altar for all to see.

Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev, finally beginning to enjoy the benefits of his success with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia, is asked to investigate. But when he discovers that the victim is an American citizen, the NKVD -the most feared organisation in Russia- becomes involved. Soon, Korolev's every move is under close scrutiny and one false move will mean exile to The Zone, where the enemies of the Soviet State, both real and imagined, meet their fate in the frozen camps of the far north.

Committed to uncovering the truth behind this gruesome murder, Korolev,enters the realm of the Thieves, who run Moscow 's underworld. And as more bodies are discovered and the pressure from above builds, Korolev begins to question who he can trust; and who, in this Russia where fear, uncertainty and hunger prevails, are the real criminals. Soon, Korolev will find not only his moral and political ideals threatened, but also his life…

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Обложка книги Temple Of Muses Temple Of Muses

 Автор: Roberts John Maddox

 Серия: SPQR

Обложка книги The Bloody Meadow The Bloody Meadow

 Автор: Ryan William

 Серия: Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev

Обложка книги The Iron Hand of Mars The Iron Hand of Mars

 Автор: Davis Lindsey

 Серия: , Marcus Didius Falco

Обложки нет The Silver Pigs

 Автор: Davis Lindsey

 Серия: Marcus Didius Falco

Обложка книги Two For The Lions Two For The Lions

 Автор: Davis Lindsey

 Серия: , Marcus Didius Falco

Обложка книги Time to Depart Time to Depart

 Автор: Davis Lindsey

 Серия: , Marcus Didius Falco

Обложка книги Three Hands in The Fountain Three Hands in The Fountain

 Автор: Davis Lindsey

 Серия: , Marcus Didius Falco

Обложка книги The Jupiter Myth The Jupiter Myth

 Автор: Davis Lindsey

 Серия: Marcus Didius Falco

Обложка книги The Quiet Gentleman The Quiet Gentleman

 Автор: Хейер Джорджетт


Gervase Frant, Lord St. Erth, heir to broad acres and an ancient and variegated pile known as Stanyon, returns from the Napoleonic Wars to find he is something less than welcome in the ancestral bosom. His widowed stepmother would greatly have preferred his glorious death in battle on the Continent. She has no desire to relinquish her position, and she has hoped that her own son Martin would inherit.

The Earl, in his quiet way, quickly makes a conquest of two eligible young ladies on the scene, but it becomes almost immediately apparent that someone at Stanyon would prefer to have him die by a means more sudden than old age.

Georgette Heyer's comical genius never fails to deliver delight.

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Обложка книги The Dime Museum Murders The Dime Museum Murders

 Автор: Stashower Daniel


In 1897, New York City teems with hustlers and freshly made millionaires, fine artists and con artists, criminals and immigrants. Among them is a rabbi's son who calls himself Houdini. He is struggling to make it in the brutal entertainment business when detectives call on him to attempt the most amazing feat of his fledgling career: solve the mystery of a toy tycoon murdered in his posh Fifth Avenue mansion.

It's a challenge which Harry-never at a loss for self-confidence-is more than willing to accept. But soon two more murders are linked to the first, and the investigation leads into the strange world of rare curios and the collectors who pay fortunes to own them. Now, the master magician, with the reluctant help of his brother, Dash Hardeen, must uncover a motive for murder adn track a killer to his hidden lair-an appointment with danger from which not even the great Houdini can escape.

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Обложка книги The Cocoa Conspiracy The Cocoa Conspiracy

 Автор: Penrose Andrea

 Серия: Lady Arianna Hadley Mystery


Lady Arianna's gift of a rare volume of botanical engravings to her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, has something even more rare hidden inside-sensitive government documents which would mark one they hold dear as a traitor of King and country. To unmask the villain, they must root out a cunning conspiracy-armed only with their wits and expertise in chocolate...

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Обложка книги There Must Be Murder There Must Be Murder

 Автор: Sullivan Margaret C, Chouinard (illustrator) Cassandra


Henry and Catherine Tilney are content with their married life: a comfortable parsonage, their dogs, and one another. The idea of returning to Bath a year after they first met there seems like it can only add to their happiness; but Catherine finds that Bath still carries social dangers that she must learn to navigate. What is the nature of Henry's past relationship with a beautiful young woman? Why is a rakish baronet paying Catherine such particular attention? Is General Tilney going to marry the woman known in Bath as The Merry Widow — and what did she have to do with her husband's death? And will Henry ever be able to keep his Newfoundland out of the river? Revisit the winter pleasures of Georgian Bath with your favorite characters from Jane Austen's hilarious Northanger Abbey, and prepare for a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and a very nice story indeed!

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Обложка книги Tears of Pearl Tears of Pearl

 Автор: Alexander Tasha

 Серия: Lady Emily Mysteries


In Alexander's lackluster fourth Lady Emily historical (after A Fatal Waltz), Emily and her new husband, British intelligence agent Colin Hargreaves, are honeymooning in Constantinople when a half-English harem girl is murdered. After Colin is charged with the investigation, the British crown reluctantly allows Emily to handle questioning within the harem. Emily follows the clues much farther afield, exploring the tangled histories of the victim's diplomat father from whom she was abducted many years before, her troubled archeologist brother and sultans both current and deposed. The author deftly handles the exotic setting and a subplot in which Emily worries she may be pregnant, but a lack of tension and a number of implausibilities, starting with the ease with which a Western woman can play detective in despotic, late 19th-century Constantinople, make this a relatively weak entry. Hopefully, Emily will recover her usual sparkle once the newlyweds return to more familiar ground.

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Обложка книги The First Assassin The First Assassin

 Автор: Miller John J

Обложка книги The Convict's sword The Convict's sword

 Автор: Parker I J

 Серия: Sugawara Akitada

Обложка книги The House of the Vestals The House of the Vestals

 Автор: Saylor Steven

 Серия: roma sub rosa

Обложка книги The judgement of Caesar The judgement of Caesar

 Автор: Saylor Steven

 Серия: roma sub rosa

Обложка книги The Pericles Commission The Pericles Commission

 Автор: Corby Gary

Обложка книги Thieftaker Thieftaker

 Автор: Jackson D B

 Серия: Thieftaker Chronicles

Обложка книги The Snow Empress The Snow Empress

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh

 Серия: Сано Исиро

Обложка книги The Fire Kimono The Fire Kimono

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh

 Серия: Sano Ichiro

Обложки нет The Railway Detective

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Inspector Robert Colbeck


The first book in the series featuring Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Leeming, set in the 1850s.

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Обложка книги The Portrait The Portrait

 Автор: Pears Iain


A perfectly rendered short novel of suspense about a painter driven to extremes.

 An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the rustic, remote island of Houat, off France's northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted but tormented artist living in self-imposed exile. Over the course of the sitting, the painter recalls their years of friendship, the double-edged gift of the critic's patronage, the power he wielded over aspiring artists, and his apparent callousness in anointing the careers of some and devastating the lives of others. The balance of power between the two men shifts dramatically as the critic becomes a passive subject, while the painter struggles to capture the character of the man, as well as his image, on canvas.

 Reminiscing with ease and familiarity one minute, with anger and menace the next, the painter eventually reveals why he has accepted the commission of this portrait, why he left London suddenly and mysteriously at the height of his success, and why now, with dark determination, he feels ready to return.

 Set against the dramatic, untamed landscape of Brittany during one of the most explosive periods in art history, The Portrait is rich with atmosphere and suggestion, psychological complexity, and marvelous detail. It is a novel you will want to begin again immediately after turning the last chilling page, to read once more with a watchful eye and appreciate the hand of an ingenious storyteller at work.


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Обложка книги The vestal vanishes The vestal vanishes

 Автор: Rowe Rosemary

 Серия: Libertus mystery of Roman Britain

Обложка книги The Assassin's riddle The Assassin's riddle

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

Обложка книги The Sacrifice Game The Sacrifice Game

 Автор: DAmato Brian

 Серия: Jed DeLanda

Обложка книги The Sacred stone The Sacred stone

 Автор: Knight Bernard, Morson Ian, Beaufort Simon, Gregory Susanna, Maitland Karen, Gooden Philip

Обложка книги The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana

 Автор: Eco Umberto

Обложка книги The Toll-Gate The Toll-Gate

 Автор: Хейер Джорджетт


The future of a reckless and adventure-loving captain of the Dragoon Guards appeared very hum-drum and tedious in those days when Waterloo was both a recent, glorious victory and an end to the joys of soldiering. Big, handsome Captain John Staple left the Army because he feared boredom, and was immediately plunged into the kind of exciting hazards his temperament demanded.

John Staple soon found himself involved in perilous activities in which participated such varied and colourful personalities [some extremely honest—others less so] as Jeremy Chirk the highwayman, Gabriel Stogumber the Bow Street Runner, and Nell Stornaway with whom the Captain's heart was soon deeply entangled.

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Обложки нет The Statuette Of Rhodes

 Автор: Roberts John Maddox

 Серия: SPQR

Обложка книги The Catiline Conspiracy The Catiline Conspiracy

 Автор: Roberts John Maddox

 Серия: SPQR

Обложка книги The Sacrilege The Sacrilege

 Автор: Roberts John Maddox

 Серия: SPQR

Обложка книги The mosaic of shadows The mosaic of shadows

 Автор: Harper Tom

 Серия: Demetrios Askiatis

Обложка книги The Hangman’s Daughter The Hangman’s Daughter

 Автор: Potzsch Oliver

 Серия: The Hangman’s Daughter

Обложка книги The Dark Monk The Dark Monk

 Автор: Potzsch Oliver

 Серия: The Hangman's Daughter

Обложка книги The Seville Communion The Seville Communion

 Автор: Perez-Reverte Arturo

Обложка книги The Anger of God The Anger of God

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

Обложка книги The Hellfire Conspiracy The Hellfire Conspiracy

 Автор: Thomas Will

 Серия: Barker and Llewelyn

Обложка книги The Limehouse Text The Limehouse Text

 Автор: Thomas Will

 Серия: Barker and Llewelyn

Обложка книги The September Society The September Society

 Автор: Finch Charles

 Серия: Charles Lenox Mysteries

Обложка книги The Thief-Taker The Thief-Taker

 Автор: Banks TF

 Серия: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner

Обложка книги The Emperor's assassin The Emperor's assassin

 Автор: Banks TF

 Серия: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner

Обложка книги The Durham deception The Durham deception

 Автор: Gooden Philip

 Серия: Tom Ansell

Обложка книги The Deception At Lyme The Deception At Lyme

 Автор: Bebris Carrie

 Серия: Mr & Mrs Darcy Mysteries


In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly.

Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant who died in action.

Their retreat turns tragic when they come upon a body lying at the base of the Cobb. The victim is Mrs. Clay, a woman with a scandalous past that left her with child—a child whose existence threatened the inheritance of one of her paramours and the reputation of another. Did she lose her balance and fall from the slippery breakwater, or was she pushed?

Mrs. Clay’s death is not the only one that commands the Darcys’ attention. When Mr. Darcy discovers, among his cousin’s possessions, evidence that the young lieutenant’s death might have been murder, he allies with Captain Frederick Wentworth (hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion) to probe details of a battle that took place across the sea . . . but was influenced by a conspiracy much closer to home.

The Deception at Lyme (Or, The Peril of Persuasion) is the delightful sixth installment in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series by Carrie Bebris.

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Обложка книги Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows

 Автор: Drake Nick

 Серия: Rai Rahotep

Обложка книги The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code

 Автор: Brown Dan

Обложка книги The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

 Автор: Zimler Richard

 Серия: Sephardic Cycle


Set in Lisbon in 1506, a debut novel in the tradition of THE NAME OF THE ROSE. When his uncle, a renowned kabbalist, is found dead, Berekiah's investigations lead him into the secret ways in which the Jews sought to hide from their persecutors.

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Обложка книги The Bones of Avalon The Bones of Avalon

 Автор: House Ormond

Обложка книги The Assassin's Touch The Assassin's Touch

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh


May 1695. During a horse race at Edo Castle the chief of the shogun's intelligence service, Ejima Senzaemon, drops dead as his horse gallops across the finish line-the fourth in a recent series of sudden deaths of high-ranking officials. Sano Ichiro is ordered to investigate, despite his recent promotion to chamberlain and his new duties as the shogun's second-in-command.

Meanwhile, Sano's wife, Reiko, is invited to attend the trial of Yugao, a beautiful young woman accused of stabbing her parents and sister to death. The woman has confessed, but the magistrate believes there is more to this case than meets the eye. He delays his verdict and asks Reiko to prove Yugao's guilt or innocence.

As their investigations continue, both Sano and Reiko come to realize that the man he is trying to hunt and the woman she is desperate to save are somehow connected. A single fingerprint on Ejima's temple puts Sano on the trail of an underground movement to overthrow the regime, and in the path of an assassin with a deadly touch.

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Обложка книги The Alehouse Murders The Alehouse Murders

 Автор: Ash MAureen

 Серия: Templar knight

Обложка книги Tod im Skriptorium Tod im Skriptorium

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Schwester Fidelma ermittelt


Fidelma, eine Nonne königlichen Geblüts, wird von ihrem Bruder, dem jungen König in einem der fünf irischen Königreiche, beauftragt, einen Mord aufzuklären, den man ihrer Familie anlastet: In einer Abtei am Meer wurde ein berühmter Gelehrter umgebracht, und das Nachbarkönigreich verlangt als Sühnepreis für seinen Tod ein umstrittenes Grenzgebiet. Auf dem Weg in die Abtei werden Fidelma und ihr Begleiter Zeuge eines grausamen Massakers in einem kleinen Dorf. Steht es in irgendeinem Zusammenhang mit den Vorgängen im Kloster? Fidelma muß all ihre Macht als Anwältin bei Gericht und all ihren Verstand in die Waagschale werfen und viele Abenteuer bestehen, ehe sie das Netz politischer und privater Intrigen entwirren kann.


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »Suffer Little Children« erschien 1995 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

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Обложка книги The Shadow of the Torturer The Shadow of the Torturer

 Автор: Wolfe Gene

 Серия: Book of the New Sun


Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wonderful ways. Severian is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and now journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner’s sword, Terminus Est.


Won BSFA Award and World Fantasy Award in 1981.

Nominated for Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1981.

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Обложки нет The Poe Shadow

 Автор: Pearl Matthew


MATTHEW PEARL'S second novel is based on what he calls "one of literary history's most persistent gaps." Edgar Allan Poe died, Pearl tells us, "at the age of 40 in a Baltimore hospital on Oct. 7, 1849, four days after being found in distress at Ryan's inn and tavern." The stubbornly unexplained gap occurred in the five days preceding his appearance at the tavern.

Poe was supposed to be almost anywhere other than Baltimore: he was traveling from Richmond to New York with a planned stop in Philadelphia, not Baltimore. No one knows how he came to be in the city – or, for that matter, how he ended up at the tavern. For some of us, this pretty much describes a really great Saturday night, but when it happens to the master of darkness, just days before his untimely death, it has the makings of a mystery.

Pearl takes us back to those few lost days through the inquiries of Quentin Clark, a Poe-mad young Baltimorean who is dismayed not just by the writer's death but by the press's apathetic reponse to the news. Clark takes it upon himself to look into matters and rectify this slight to his hero. The trouble is, Clark is a stock character from the world of commercial thrillers: a man with a lot to lose, imperiled by his own obsession. Engaged to a beautiful young woman, the son of wealthy and very proper parents and pursuing a career as a lawyer, he may sacrifice them all to his devotion to Poe.

Clark haunts the writer's grave, visits the hospital where he lay dying and tracks down the Poe cousins. But wherever he turns, he's met with indifference or outright obstruction. Finally, in desperation, he turns to another source of information: the pages of a book. Clark has always admired Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" and the other mysteries featuring C. Auguste Dupin, the brilliant Frenchman who solves crimes too baffling for the Paris police. "Dupin's reasoning followed a method Poe called ratiocination," Clark reminds himself, "employing one's imagination to achieve analysis, and one's analysis to climb the heights of imagination."

When Clark stumbles on a newspaper item suggesting that Dupin was based on a real Frenchman, he promptly takes off for the Continent. Of course, there turns out to be more than one candidate for this honor, and soon a couple of testy Frenchmen are racing back to America, eager to snatch whatever glory they might from Poe's death.

Baroquely orchestrated complications ensue, up to and including a threat to the future of the French republic. As he demonstrated in his serial-killers-and-philosophers best seller, "The Dante Club," Pearl is a fine scene-setter and a resolute, if not always inspired, plotter. "The Poe Shadow" is thick with intrigue and thicker still with carefully researched (and ostentatiously displayed) details.

Pearl, who taught literature at Harvard before embarking on his literary career, sometimes displays a wonderfully knowing tone, and enjoys playing with 19th-century lingo. When a Baltimore police officer asks Clark if he has a wife and is told that he has a fiancée, the officer warns: "You should have much to occupy yourself without needing to think of this unhappy affair, then. Or your sweetheart might give you the mitten." Sadly, Pearl's plot is not all sweethearts and mittens.

With its bewildered narrator and its attempt to marry the rational and the spooky, "The Poe Shadow" seems to be modeled on Poe's own writing, but it's missing a crucial element: brevity. Although Pearl has a real affinity for 19th-century America, he overwhelms the strengths of his book with a hurricane of ersatz Victorian prose. He doesn't just disinter Poe's story; he disinters the language of Poe's time. After a while, you feel like you're trapped in a sepia-toned faux-daguerrotype. Pearl has created a museum rather than a world. And no one lives in a museum.

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Обложка книги The Whitechapel Conspiracy The Whitechapel Conspiracy

 Автор: Perry Anne


It is spring, 1892. Queen Victoria persists in her life of self-absorbed seclusion. The Prince of Wales outrages decent people with his mistresses and profligate ways. The grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by a man dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished soldier John Adinett is sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of his friend, Martin Fetters.

Though Thomas Pitt should receive praise for providing key testimony in the Fetters investigation, Adinett’s powerful friends of the secretive Inner Circle make sure he is vilified instead. Thus Pitt is suddenly relieved of his Bow Street command and reassigned to the clandestine Special Branch in the dangerous East End. There he must investigate alleged anarchist plots, working undercover and living, far from his family, in Whitechapel, one of the area’s worst slums. His allies are few-among them clever Charlotte and intrepid Gracie, the maid who knows the neighborhood and can maneuver it without raising eyebrows. But neither of them anticipates the horrors soon to be revealed.

The Whitechapel Conspiracy resonates from the degraded depths of the East End to the seats of the mighty. Anne Perry weaves history into a rich and seamless tapestry of suspense.

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Обложка книги The Face of a Stranger The Face of a Stranger

 Автор: Perry Anne


Perry's new hero is William Monk, a Victorian London police detective whose memory has vanished because of an accident. Trying to hide that fact, Monk returns to work and is assigned to the murder case of an exalted war hero. Slowly, the darkness fades as each new revelation leads Monk to a terrifying conclusion.

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Обложка книги The Amorous Nightingale The Amorous Nightingale

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Christopher Redmayne

Обложка книги The Parliament House The Parliament House

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Christopher Redmayne

Обложка книги The Frost Fair The Frost Fair

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Christopher Redmayne

Обложка книги The Repentant Rake The Repentant Rake

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Christopher Redmayne

Обложка книги The bloodstained throne The bloodstained throne

 Автор: Beaufort Simon

 Серия: Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, Mappestone

Обложка книги The Queens Head The Queens Head

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Nicholas Bracewell

Обложка книги The Last Templar The Last Templar

 Автор: Jecks Michael

 Серия: Knight Templar mystery

Обложка книги The Merchant’s Partner The Merchant’s Partner

 Автор: Jecks Michael

 Серия: Knight Templar mystery

Обложка книги The Merry Devils The Merry Devils

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Nicholas Bracewell

Обложка книги Trip to Jerusalem Trip to Jerusalem

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Nicholas Bracewell

Обложка книги The Abbot's gibbet The Abbot's gibbet

 Автор: Jecks Michael

 Серия: Knight Templar mystery

Обложка книги The Sandler Inquiry The Sandler Inquiry

 Автор: Hynd Noel

Обложка книги The leper's return The leper's return

 Автор: Jecks Michael

 Серия: Knight Templar mystery

Обложка книги The Dragon King's Palace The Dragon King's Palace

 Автор: Rowland Laura Joh


It is June 1694, and Reiko, the beautiful wife of Sano Ichiro; Reiko's friend, Midori; the shogun's mother; and Lady Yanagisawa, wife of the shogun's powerful second-in-command, are kidnapped en route to Mount Fuji and imprisoned in the tower of a ruined palace. The shogun demands quick action – and under the threat of death, Sano is forced to work with his sworn enemies, Yangisawa and Hoshina. The women are in imminent danger and the delivery of a ransom note only complicates the situation – revealing a surprising target for the kidnapper's plot, and creating another impossible situation for Sano.

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Обложки нет The Fiery Devil

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

Обложки нет The Banshee

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

Обложка книги The Subtle Serpent The Subtle Serpent

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Spider's Web The Spider's Web

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Monk Who Vanished The Monk Who Vanished

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Haunted Abbot The Haunted Abbot

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Leper's bell The Leper's bell

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Dove of Death The Dove of Death

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Council of the Cursed The Council of the Cursed

 Автор: Tremayne Peter

 Серия: Sister Fidelma

Обложка книги The Oath The Oath

 Автор: Jecks Michael

 Серия: A Knights Templar Mystery


The Twenty-Ninth Knights Templar Mystery


1326. In an England riven with conflict, knight and peasant alike find their lives turned upside down by the warring factions of Edward II, with his hated favourite, Hugh le Despenser, and Edward's estranged queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer. Yet even in such times the brutal slaughter of an entire family, right down to a babe in arms, still has the power to shock. Three further murders follow, and bailiff Simon Puttock is drawn into a web of intrigue, vengeance, power and greed as Roger Mortimer charges him to investigate the killings. Michael Jecks brilliantly evokes the turmoil of fourteenth-century England, as his well-loved characters Simon Puttock and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill strive to maintain the principles of loyalty and truth.

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Обложка книги The Black Country The Black Country

 Автор: Grecian Alex

 Серия: The Murder Squad

Обложка книги The Roaring Boy The Roaring Boy

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Nicholas Bracewell

Обложка книги The Painted Lady The Painted Lady

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Christopher Redmayne

Обложка книги The Laughing Hangman The Laughing Hangman

 Автор: Marston Edward

 Серия: Nicholas Bracewell

Обложки нет The House of Crows

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

Обложка книги The Straw Men The Straw Men

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

Обложка книги Three for a Letter Three for a Letter

 Автор: Reed Mary, Mayer Eric

 Серия: John the Eunuch

Обложка книги The King's Spy The King's Spy

 Автор: Swanston Andrew

 Серия: Thomas Hill

Обложка книги The Sultan's seal The Sultan's seal

 Автор: White Jenny

 Серия: Kamil Pasha

Обложка книги The Abyssinian Proof The Abyssinian Proof

 Автор: White Jenny

 Серия: Kamil Pasha

Обложка книги The Winter Thief The Winter Thief

 Автор: White Jenny

 Серия: Kamil Pasha

Обложка книги The Poisoned Serpent The Poisoned Serpent

 Автор: Wolf Joan

 Серия: Medieval mysteries

Обложка книги The Mark of a  Murderer The Mark of a Murderer

 Автор: Gregory Susanna

 Серия: Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew


The Eleventh Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew.


On St Scholastica’s Day in February 1355, Oxford explodes in one of the most serious riots in its turbulent history.

Fearing for their lives, the scholars flee the city, and some choose to travel to Cambridge, believing that the killer of one of their colleagues is to be found in the rival University town. Within hours of their arrival, one member of their party dies, followed quickly by a second. Alarmed, they quickly begin an investigation to find the culprit.

Brother Michael is incensed that anyone should presume to conduct such enquiries in his domain without consulting him, and is dismissive of the visitors’ insistence that Cambridge might be harbouring a murderer. He is irked, too, by the fact that Matthew Bartholomew, his friend and Corpse Examiner, appears to be wholly distracted by the charms of the town’s leading prostitute.