Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure

By Lissa Evans

Enter a superb international full of actual magic, secret, and possibility.
As if being small and having S. Horten as his identify is not undesirable sufficient, now 10-year-old Stuart is pressured to maneuver distant from all his friends.But on his first actual day in his new domestic, Stuart's swept up in a unprecedented experience: the hunt to discover his great-uncle Tony--a well-known magician who actually disappeared off the face of the earth--and Tony's significant, long-lost workshop. Along the way in which, Stuart reluctantly accepts support from the aggravating triplets round the corner… and encounters difficulty from one other magician who is additionally eager to pay money for Tony's treasures.
A quirky, shrewdpermanent, fascinating page-turner, Horten's spectacular Mechanisms will enchant younger readers--as good as lecturers, librarians, and oldsters.
 
 Long-listed for the Carnegie Medal (2012) and the father or mother kid's Fiction Prize (2011)

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Resort to Murder: A Henrie O Mystery

By Carolyn Hart

Ex-reporter Henrietta "Henrie zero" O'Dwyer Collins joins a marriage celebration in excellent Bermuda -- basically to find that demise is an uninvited guest.

Warm turquoise waters and balmy ocean breezes do little to ease Henrie O's ache at having to wait the marriage of her ex-son-in-law Lloyd to Connor Bailey, a gorgeous widow with a depressing previous and a knack for attracting males. lately recovered from pneumonia, the retired Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joins her grandchildren at a chic oceanfront resort -- and is quickly embroiled in a perilous puzzle that touches everybody attached with the approaching union.

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The Ghostway

By Tony Hillerman

Old Joseph Joe sees all of it. strangers spill blood on the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One dies. the opposite drives off into the dry lands of the massive Reservation, yet no longer ahead of he exhibits the outdated Navajo a photograph of the fellow he seeks.

This is all Tribal Policeman Jim Chee must set him off on an odyssey that strikes from a trapped ghost in an Indian hogan to the seedy underbelly of L.A. to an historical therapeutic rite the place loss of life is the treatment, and into the darkish middle of homicide and revenge.

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Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney (A Victorian Mystery)

By Emily Brightwell

A useless guy dressed like a vicar is propped opposed to a church wall, clutching the deal with of a dilapidated cottage that is abandoned--except for a human skeleton inside of. Inspector Witherspoon's merely prayer is to hunt the counsel of his housekeeper and mystery weapon, Mrs. Jeffries--who proves nice crimesolver's paintings isn't performed.

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Der Schwur der Engel

By Pål Gerhard Olsen

Privatdetektiv Aron Ask findet eine Frauenleiche in einem Bach. Mit kahlgeschorenem Kopf und einer Angelschnur um den Hals. Die Tote battle seine Frau Turid. Da die Polizei ihm misstraut und ihn von den Ermittlungen ausschließt, beginnt Ask eigene Nachforschungen anzustellen. Dabei muss er erkennen, dass er seine Frau nicht so intestine kannte, wie er immer dachte…

Pål Gerhard Olsen wurde 1959 in Bergen geboren. Er studierte Soziologie, Norwegisch und Literaturwissenschaft und arbeitet heute als Schriftsteller und Literaturkritiker. Seit seinem Schriftstellerdebut im Jahr 1985 hat er mehrere Romane, Krimis und Kinderbücher verfasst. Die Hauptfigur in seinen Kriminalromanen ist der Privatdetektiv Aron Ask. Heute lebt Olsen mit seiner Frau und zwei Kindern in Asker.

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A Tap on the Window

By Linwood Barclay

One of the Boston Globe's top Crime Novels of the Year!
One of Suspense Magazine's most sensible Books of 2013!

Since deepest investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son died in a sad coincidence, Cal and his spouse have drifted aside. Cal is mired in a grief he can’t circulation earlier. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment.

Driving domestic one evening, a rain-drenched lady faucets on his motor vehicle window and asks for a experience. He understands a grown guy deciding upon up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish—but he shall we her in. Cal quickly senses that something’s now not correct with the woman or the placement. yet it’s too past due. He’s already involved.

Drawn right into a nightmare of secrets and techniques, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate ny city, Cal is familiar with that the one factor that may shop him is the reality. And he’s approximately to reveal the town’s secrets and techniques one by way of one—if he lives lengthy enough.

 

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Back Before Dark: Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness ... means going in after them (A Code of Silence Novel)

By Tim Shoemaker

Praise for Code of Silence:

“Deliberate, believable, and gritty whodunit.”  –Booklist Starred Review

 Taken!

A detour throughout the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk instantly right into a capture, and Gordy is abducted!

For the kidnapper, it’s all a online game, the way to settle an outdated ranking, without one getting harm. yet evil has a manner of escalating, and as soon as his identification is found, the foundations change.

Despite the simplest of police efforts, the hours tick via with no clue or a ransom name, leaving everybody to their very own fears. Gordy is long gone. Cooper descends deeper right into a residing nightmare, imagining the worst for his ally and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial carrier start to floor. yet Cooper nonetheless feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, altering all of the principles. Now the one that got down to rescue his pal should be rescued himself. occasionally rescuing a chum from darkness capacity entering into after them.

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A Night Of Errors (Sir John Appleby, Book 11)

By Michael Innes

A grueling evening of shrouded explanations and burdened identities develops while the final of the Dromios is located murdered, with either one of his palms burnt off. He was once considered one of triplets, whose brothers had died in a hearth 40 years formerly. Inspector Appleby wrenches the proof from a melodrama during which the ultimate resolution is written in fireplace.

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White Elephant Dead (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 11)

By Carolyn Hart

Murder is, unusually, now not all that unusual on timy Broward's Rock, an idyllic sea island neighborhood off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling's renowned secret book shop, loss of life on call for, is the place the locals come to debate the juicy info of every legal offense--under the watchful gaze of a pampered pussycat prima donna named Agatha. yet now Annie's expensive good friend (and most sensible client) Henny Brawley stands accused of murdering a Women's membership volunteer-cum-blackmailer. So Annie rouses her husband Max into motion, and jointly they dive into the shark pool of dotty eccentrics and imperious belles who represent the island's clever set. simply because simply there can the Darlings end up hapless Henny innocent--by detemining who one of the well-heeled had the dirtiest little secret...and might kill to guard it.

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