A Bad Day for Sorry
Автор: Littlefield Sophie
Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel!
Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, she’s so busy delivering home-style justice on her days off, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she barely has time to run her sewing shop in her rural Missouri hometown. Some men need more convincing than others, but it’s usually nothing a little light bondage or old-fashioned whuppin’ can’t fix. Since Stella works outside of the law, she’s free to do whatever it takes to get the job done—as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.
When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good husband, Roy Dean, it looks like an easy case. Until Roy Dean disappears with Chrissy’s two-year-old son, Tucker. Stella quickly learns that Roy Dean was involved with some very scary men, as she tries to sort out who’s hiding information and who’s merely trying to kill her. It’s going to take a hell of a fight to get the little boy back home to his mama, but if anyone can do it, it’s Stella Hardesty.
A Bad Day for Sorry won an Anthony Award for Best First Novel and an RT Book Award for Best First Mystery. It was also shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards, and it was named to lists of the year’s best mystery debuts by the Chicago Sun-Times and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.Читать или скачать книгу «A Bad Day for Sorry»
A Bone To Pick
Автор: Harris Charlaine
Aurora Teagarden's life was pretty much in order, though she wouldn't have objected to a nice relationship. All things considered, however, there wasn't anything to complain about. Then Jane Engle died. Aurora and Jane had been friends – not particularly close friends, but they'd both been members of the Real Murder Society and on occasion had shared tea, as well as an interest in crime. So Aurora was surprised to discover that she was named in Jane's will as the heir to her home and some money… about a half million dollars, in fact. A nice house, a lot of money… things were looking up nicely. But the house held a secret – a fact that was frighteningly obvious the first time Aurora went there and realized that someone had broken in, had been searching for something. It didn't take long to discover the secret: Jane had hidden a skull, and Aurora had just found it. Aurora Teagarden was no stranger to a good mystery, but she wasn't quite certain what to do with this one. Before she has a chance to consider her next move, someone decides that she already knows too much. Now she has a few more questions to answer: Whodunit? Who was it done to? And who seemed to keep on wanting to do it?Читать или скачать книгу «A Bone To Pick»
A Caress Of Twilight
Автор: Гамильтон Лорел
Серия: Merry Gentry
Private Investigator, Princess Meredith, is heir to a throne, if she can live long enough to claim it. For a deadly game is being played in the Faerie court and whoever produces an heir first wins the crown. Then, in her adoptive home, in the City of Angels, people start dying in mysterious ways.Читать или скачать книгу «A Caress Of Twilight»
A Case of Two Cities
Автор: Xiaolong Qiu
Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the party to take the lead in a corruption investigation – one where the principle figure and his family have long since fled to the United States and beyond the reach of the Chinese government. But he left behind the organization and his partners-in-crime, and Inspector Chen is charged to uncover those responsible and act as necessary to end the corruption ring. In a twisting case that takes him from Shanghai, all the way to the U.S., reuniting him with his previous cohort from the U.S. Marshall's service – Inspector Catherine Rhon.
At once a compelling crime novel and a insightful, moving portrayal of everyday life, The Emperor's Sword is the next installment in the critically acclaimed, award-wining Inspector Chen series.Читать или скачать книгу «A Case of Two Cities»
A Certain Justice
Автор: Lescroart John T
When a bar crowd turns into a murderous, racist mob, Kevin Shea tries to do the right thing. He fails, and an innocent black lawyer is lynched. The next day, TV pictures show Shea apparently trying to hang the lawyer and Shea suddenly finds himself a hunted, hated man.Читать или скачать книгу «A Certain Justice»
A Climate of Doubt
Автор: Moran Russell F
On a hot summer day, Homeland Security Secretary, Rick Bellamy, and his wife Ellen, a famous TV talk show host, walked along the ocean front trying to escape the heat. Suddenly the temperature dropped from the high 90s to below freezing in a matter of minutes. It began to snow-on July 16. The temperatures across the country and the world plummeted, creating winter in summer.
Bellamy and the rest of the government struggled to cope with the suddenly new climate, but to cope, they first had to find out what happened. Scientists from academia blamed the weather on a sudden acceleration of climate change, but they were unable to explain a 60-degree temperature drop in a matter of minutes. Two astronauts in an American space station realized that the sudden weather calamity coincided with a test of the 20 satellites that the space station controlled. Attention focused on a huge American corporation that owned the space station and the satellites.
Could there be a connection between the satellite tests and the radical drop in temperature? As the deaths piled up and the world economy tilted toward disaster because of gigantic summer blizzards, Rick Bellamy and his team struggled to find answers before it was too late. Was it a sudden shift in climate change or did it have something to do with the satellites? The biggest question remained-was the catastrophe an accident, or was somebody controlling the weather?Читать или скачать книгу «A Climate of Doubt»
A Cold Heart
Автор: Kellerman Jonathan
Juliet Kipper, a gifted painter, is strangled in the LA gallery where her first solo show has opened to critical acclaim, and Milo Sturgis takes on the murder investigation as a favour to an old friend. He consults Alex Delaware, who, researching parallels with other deaths, looks for artists killed when on the verge of a breakthrough or comeback. And he finds two others. A few weeks earlier, blues player Edgar Michael 'Baby Boy' Lee was stabbed just after finishing his set at The Snakepit. The remains of China Maranga, a punk singer, were found by the Hollywood sign a month after her disappearance three years ago. And Alex discovers both were clients of Robin Castagna, his ex-lover. The investigation points to a gruesome, sadistic pattern of death, taking Milo and Alex into the dark side of the art world, and Robin into terrible danger.Читать или скачать книгу «A Cold Heart»
A Cool Breeze on the Underground
Автор: Winslow Don
Серия: Neal Carey
A Cool Head
Автор: Rankin Ian
"My dad used to say to me, 'Try to keep a cool head and a warm heart'. At least I think it was my dad. I don't really remember him." Gravy worked in the graveyard – hence the name. He was having a normal day until his friend Benjy turned up in a car Gravy didn't recognise. Benjy had a bullet hole in his chest, but lived just long enough to ask Gravy to hide him and look after his gun. Gravy had looked after things for Benjy before, but never a gun. When Gravy looked in the car he found blood, a balaclava and a bag stuffed with money. Gravy's not too bright but he wants to help his friend. So Gravy finds himself caught up in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, a woman who witnessed a murder, and some very unpleasant men who will do anything to get back the money Benjy stole…Читать или скачать книгу «A Cool Head»
A Covert War
Автор: Parker Michael
A Crown of Lights
Автор: Rickman Phil
Серия: Merrily Watkins
A Cry In The Night
Автор: Clark Mary Higgins
“For sheer storytelling power-and breathtaking pace- Clark is without peer.” – People
“ Clark is a flawless storyteller…” – Washington Post Book World
“Mary Higgins Clark has become the grande dame of American thriller writing…” – Los Angeles Times Book Review
“No one knows better than Mary Higgins Clark how to turn fear into great entertainment. To mystery fans, she is a true national treasure.” – Associated Press
“There’s no denying Mary Higgins Clark’s formidable storytelling powers…” – The New York Times Book Review
“Mary Higgins Clark, like Alfred Hitchcock before her, stakes out a claim to a kind of fear that is absolutely terrifying because it bubbles under the surface of ordinary lives.” – Cosmopolitan
Talented Erich Krueger seemed like the answer to Jenny's prayers, but after their marriage, she began to notice his obsession with his dead mother, and his possessiveness. Stumbling across old family secrets about a string of deaths, Jenny fears for herself and her children.Читать или скачать книгу «A Cry In The Night»
A Cualquier Precio
Автор: Baldacci David
David Buchanan aplica sucias presiones para financiar causas honrosas. Robert Thornhill, un alto cargo de la CIA, descubre el juego y empieza a chantajearle, pues quiere devolver a la CIA el prestigio perdido. Faith Lockhart, una tercera persona implicada en este asunto, opina que se ha ido demasiado lejos y decide confesarlo todo al FBI. Su vida a partir de entonces tiene un precioЧитать или скачать книгу «A Cualquier Precio»
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
Автор: Block Lawrence
Matt Scudder, the recovering alcoholic private eye from The Devil Knows You're Dead and A Ticket to the Boneyard, embarks on another descent into the nightmarish quarters of New York, this time to investigate the sex-for-sale industry. Hired by the brother of an heiress to investigate her rape and murder, Scudder tails her husband to a boxing match and notices another man whom he saw on video a few months earlier on a different case involving a snuff film. As Scudder calls on old friends for assistance and tours New York's dark physical and social landscapes, Block masterfully builds the pressure that leads Scudder to the violent resolution in this winner of the 1992 Edgar Award for best mystery novel.
From Publishers Weekly
Block masterfully builds the pressure in this Edgar Award winner, as newly sober Manhattan PI Matt Scudder investigates the death of a TV producer's wife.Читать или скачать книгу «A Dance at the Slaughterhouse»
A Darker Place
Автор: Higgins Jack
Dillon and company are back in the ultimate blockbuster from the 'legend' that is Jack Higgins Disillusioned with the Putin Government, famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky decides he wants to disappear into the West. However he is under no illusions about how the news will be greeted at home – he has seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army" for his escape and concealment. It's a real coup for the West!except for one thing. Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. The plan is to infiltrate British and American intelligence at the highest levels, and he has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible. He does not care what he has to do or where he has to go or whom he has to killЧитать или скачать книгу «A Darker Place»
A Darkness More Than Night
Автор: Connelly Michael
Terry McCaleb's enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as homicide detective in L.A. However, when a small time criminal is found dead McCaleb is persuaded to profile the killer. Six years ago the victim had been arrested by Harry Bosch for murder but was later released uncharged. In doing what he does best, reviewing the crime scene tapes and investigative records, McCaleb picks up a clue the sheriffs missed, and discovers that the killer left a message at the crime scene – a message that seems to implicate Detective Harry Bosch… 'A brilliant piece of writing that wrings every bit of emotion from the contrast between the two detectives' Daily TelegraphЧитать или скачать книгу «A Darkness More Than Night»
A Death in Vienna
Автор: Silva Daniel
The sins of the past reverberate into the present, in an extraordinary novel by the new master of international suspense.
It was an ordinary-looking photograph. Just the portrait of a man. But the very sight of it chilled Allon to the bone.
Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, but the real object of his search becomes something else entirely: to find out the truth about the photograph that has turned his world upside down. It is the face of the unnamed man who brutalized his mother in the last days of World War II, during the Death March from Auschwitz. But is it really the same one? If so, who is he? How did he escape punishment? Where is he now?
Fueled by an intensity he has not felt in years, Allon cautiously begins to investigate; but with each layer that is stripped away, the greater the evil that is revealed, a web stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives. Soon, the quest for one monster becomes the quest for many. And the monsters are stirring…
Rich with sharply etched characters and prose, and a plot of astonishing intricacy, this is an uncommonly intelligent thriller by one of our very best writers.Читать или скачать книгу «A Death in Vienna»
A Deniable Death
Автор: Seymour Gerald
A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM
Автор: Poe Edgar Allan
A Devil in the Details
Автор: Stewart K A
Серия: Jesse James Dawson
Что вы станете делать, после того как выбрались из ада для совершения кровавой мести? Если вы Старк, то прибегнете к охоте за головами, выслеживая и истребляя любых неподконтрольных монстров, за убийство которых вам платят. Старк ненавидит эту работу, но ему нужны деньги, особенно та куча денег, которую предлагает Люцифер. Прибыв в городе в качестве консультанта на съёмки биографического фильма о своей жизни, Люцифер нуждается в защите и хочет, чтобы Старк побыл его телохранителем. Но эта работёнка не так уж и плоха; В Лос-Анджелес прибывает подружка Люцифера — очень сексуальная, очень горячая французская порнозвезда Бриджитт Бардо — чтобы изменить репутацию и стать настоящей киноактрисой. Пусть это и не любовь, но уже чертовски неплохо, а после 11 лет демонического воздержания пока и этого достаточно. У Старка и без зомби-чумы хватает проблем с дьявольской дивой и знойной секс-бомбой. А что случается, когда получеловека-полуангела кусает живой мертвец? Его человеческая сторона начинает умирать, превращая его в неудержимого ангела смерти – л машину для убийств, лишённую эмоций и раздумий, без каких-либо сожалений или будущего, о котором следует беспокоиться. Не самый худший вариант, когда твой выбор ограничен. Теперь Старку нужно решить … если он найдёт противоядие от зомби-инфекции, принимать ли его?
‘Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...’ It is thirty years since FBI special agent Atlee Pine’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the room they shared as young children. Notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, was caught and convicted of other murders, and while there’s no proof, Atlee believes he knows what happened to Mercy. Tor still resides in a high-security prison in Colorado. Assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States, Atlee has never stopped the search for her sister, and, wracked with survivor’s guilt, she has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. She will always ask herself, ‘Why her, and not me?’. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate a case in the Grand Canyon when a mule is found dead with strange carvings on its body, and its rider missing. She knows about killers and perhaps understands them better than any profiler in the FBI, but it soon becomes clear that she will need to put her skills to the ultimate test in this investigation. It seems that Atlee will now have to confront a new monster. And face the one of her nightmares.
FBI consultant Amos Decker discovers that he may have made a fatal mistake when he was a rookie homicide detective. Back in his home town, he’s now compelled to discover the truth... Decker has returned to Burlington, Ohio, for a special reason. It would have been his daughter Molly’s fourteenth birthday. Molly was brutally murdered four years ago in their home, along with his beloved wife, Cassie, and his brother-in-law. But then Decker is tracked down by a man he’ll never forget: Meryl Hawkins, his first homicide arrest more than twelve years ago. Hawkins has been in prison serving a life sentence but was recently released due to a terminal illness. Decker now finds himself questioning what had seemed watertight evidence at the time — maybe he’d been a bit too keen to get that conviction? Could Hawkins really be innocent, as he’s always claimed? If so, the killer is still out there — with a possible connection to a new crime. As the body count rises, and Decker and his former partner Mary Lancaster dig deeper, it looks as though there’s a lot more to what they thought was a closed case.
Over the bill. Out of the loop. And trying to save their country... In Washington, D.C. where power in everything and too few have too much of it, four highly eccentric men with mysterious pasts call themselves the Camel Club. Their mission: find out what’s really going on behind the closed doors of America’s leaders. The assassination of the U.S. Speaker of the House has shaken the nation. And the outrageous iconoclasts of the Camel Club have found a chilling connection with another death: the demise of the director of the Library of Congress’s rare books room, whose body has been found in a locked vault where seemingly nothing could have harmed him. A man who calls himself Oliver Stone is the group’s unofficial leader. Staying one step ahead of his violent past and headquartered in a caretaker’s cottage in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Stone, drawing on his vast experience and acute deductive powers, discovers that someone is selling America to its enemies one classified secret at a time. When Annabelle Conroy, the greatest con artist of her generation, struts onto the scene in high-heeled boots, the Camel Club gets a sexy new edge. And they’ll need it, because the two murders are hurtling then into a world of high-stakes espionage that threatens to bring America to its knees. From an ingenious con in Atlantic City to the possible forgery of one of the rarest and most valuable books in American history, to a showdown of epic proportions in the very heart of the capital, David Baldacci weaves a brilliant, white-knuckle tale of suspense in which every collector is searching for one missing prize: the one to die for...
«Око Каина» — это исключительное шоу, не похожее ни на какое другое! Десять кандидатов. Десять обычных людей, всех возрастов, из всех слоев общества. У каждого есть какая-то тайна в прошлом. Нечто, чего он стыдится и не хочет, чтобы другие об этом узнали. Соберите этих людей, перемешайте их и посмотрите, как они справляются с теми или иными ситуациями. И вы получите триллер высшего качества!
The security system is state of the art. The carpeting costs a thousand dollars a square foot. It’s the perfect place for a lovers’ tryst between a rich man’s trophy wife and the most powerful man in the world. But someone is watching. And when the lovemaking turns deadly, someone will know the truth — and the full, penetrating reach of... Can the President of the United States get away with murder? The fictional answer to this question has set the literary world on fire and transformed David Baldacci into a household name and overnight success. Going beyond the classic works of John Grisham and Robert Ludlum, ABSOLUTE POWER combines the highest levels of political intrigue with big-money law, cutting-edge forensics, and the riveting search for a truth hidden within the power of the Oval Office. Luther Whitney is a rare combination of thief and honorable man. Now he’s the invisible eyewitness to an event that, if ever revealed, would shake America to its very roots. Inside the walk-in safe of a billionaire’s mansion, through the vault’s one-way-mirrored door, Luther can see everything that happens in the master bedroom just a few feet away. A woman is brutalized, and a cover-up is set in motion by the President’s most trusted aides. And the eyewitness is running for his life. From a million-dollar-a-job assassin to the punishing battles of a legal empire, from White House state dinners to the microscopic evidence unearthed from a string of gruesome murders, ABSOLUTE POWER masterfully plumbs the depths of human greed, power, and corruption. This is truly the reading experience of the year: thrilling, shattering, and as provocative as it is relentlessly suspenseful.
Former black ops agent Brady Hawk is enjoying his new life with his growing family on a ranch in Montana. Then the former head of the CIA pays Hawk a visit to discuss a dangerous assignment: extracting one of Hawk’s Navy SEAL friends stuck in Siberian Russia. Unwilling to leave his pal behind enemy lines, Hawk agrees to accept the mission. But when he arrives in Russia, he finds that everything isn’t as it seems while uncovering a secret that could have far-reaching implications on the country’s national security. Desperate to complete his mission and return home, Hawk must overcome unforgiving terrain while being hunted by Russia’s intelligence agency to not only save his country but also save his life.
Две женщины следят друг за другом.
У дома Фиби Миллер постоянно паркуется незнакомый автомобиль. Фиби уверена, что за ней кто-то шпионит. Но что может быть интересного в несчастной хозяйке, которая заедает горе мороженым, запивает вином и никуда не ходит?
Это знает только один человек.
В дом напротив въезжает семья: буйная Вики – идеальная лучшая подружка, о которой Фиби мечтала, и ее симпатичный сын Джейк. Лишенная красок рутина миссис Миллер начинает наполняться новыми смыслами, чувствами и волнениями, и она уже не вспоминает о странной шпионке в автомобиле.
Хотя стоило бы…
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Частният детектив Корморан Страйк гостува на близките си в Корнуол, когато към него се обръща жена с молба да разследва безследното изчезване на майка ѝ Марго Бамбъро при загадъчни обстоятелства през 1974 година. Страйк никога дотогава не е поемал толкова стар и неразрешен от полицията случай, но въпреки слабите изгледи да успее четиресет години по-късно, е заинтригуван и се нагърбва със задачата, като я прибавя към дългия списък със случаи, с които е натоварена агенцията, ръководена от него и съдружничката му Робин Елакот. Междувременно Робин води сложно дело за развод, справя се с нежелано мъжко внимание и се бори с чувствата си към Страйк. Епична, вълнуваща и заплетена като лабиринт, „Тревожна кръв“ е петата от поредицата за Робин и Страйк и най-увлекателната и грабваща вниманието дотук.
Она чудом спаслась от маньяка и с тех пор боится выходить из дома одна. Она знает, спасение — только отсрочка неизбежного. Аделина готова встретить мучителя во всеоружии, но убийца придумал свой сценарий кровавого свидания.
Третья, заключительная часть цикла «Аделина Пылаева», по которому готовится экранизация.
Антон отправляется с университетскими друзьями в автопутешествие. Они выезжают в ночь, чтоб не стоять длинную очередь на границе. Их путь лежит через горы. В дороге разыгрывается любовная драма. Вспыльчивая Евгения покидает машину и скрывается в лесу, коварно утопающем в зловещем тумане. Ребята отправляются на поиски, но что они знают про таинственный перевал? Оказывается этот лес хранит свои страшные тайны прошлого. Порой его кровавые картины оживают и открывают страннику свои ужасные лики…
Она чудом спаслась от маньяка и с тех пор боится выходить из дома одна. Она каждую неделю ждет новый выпуск криминальной программы. Однажды на экране появляется тело девушки, прошедшей через пытки. Так было и с ней. Аделина понимает, она должна найти маньяка раньше, чем тот доберется до нее…
В тексте есть: насилие, сильная героиня, любовный треугольник