By Ken Wells
Ken Wells’s hugely acclaimed picaresque Catahoula Bayou novels brought “one of the main compelling voices in fiction of the decade” (Los Angeles Times). Now Wells is again, writing approximately his favourite subject–the unique, beleaguered Louisiana wetlands–in a pointy, rollicking story of company corruption and political shenanigans. The struggle over one man’s tract of sacred marsh fronts a deeper tale of our position within the setting and our tasks to it.
Justin Pitre’s marsh island, a legacy of his trapper grandfather, is a scenic rival to whatever within the Everglades, and he has promised to guard it from all damage. yet he hasn’t counted on oil bigwig Tom Huff’s plans to damage his bayou paradise via ramming a pipeline via it. whilst cajolery doesn’t sway Justin to signal the land over, Huff turns to darker tools. yet Justin and his lively spouse, Grace, end up to be ambitious adversaries–and the sport is on.
Into the fray comes the charismatic Cajun governor Joe T. Evangeline, who turns out extra attracted to chasing skirts than saving Louisiana’s eroding coast. The Guv, even though, is a guy at the aspect, upended by means of a midlife concern and torn among a mystery political legal responsibility to important Oil and the persuasive powers of Julie Galjour, a feisty environmentalist. Julie is obviously out to reform greater than the Guv’s ecopolitics, yet will his tragicomic vast Oil bargains break either his occupation and his probabilities with the brash and lovely activist?
As Justin and charm conflict to prevent this great Oil attack, the plot thickens–and the Guv turns into snared within the net. that includes a gumbo of eccentrics and lowlifes, a kidnapping, a gorgeous snitch, a toxic-waste-dumping scheme, a ship chase, and a fishing journey long past horribly awry, Crawfish Mountain, spiced with Ken Wells’s willing eye for locale, showcases his adventurous storytelling.
By Georges Simenon
Monsieur Monde is a winning middle-aged businessman in Paris. One morning he walks out on his existence, leaving his spouse asleep in mattress, leaving everything.
Not lengthy after, he surfaces at the Riviera, maintaining corporation with drunks, whores and pimps, with thieves and their marks. an entire new global, the place he feels unusually at home—at least for a while.
Georges Simenon knew how obsession, buried for years, can come to existence, and concerning the wreckage it leaves at the back of. He had a striking knowing of the way bizarrely unaccountable humans might be. And he had a virtually uncanny skill to seize the feel and appear of a given position and time. Monsieur Monde Vanishes is a sophisticated and profoundly demanding triumph through the most well-liked of the 20 th century’s nice writers.
By David Carnoy
Kristen Kroiter was once 16, a high-school sophomore, whilst she was once injured in a automobile accident.
Dr. Ted Cogan had kept her lifestyles whilst he taken care of her within the ER six months ago-but now police detectives have been wondering Cogan approximately her, in intimate element. What used to be occurring? What had she informed them?
that is simply it, the law enforcement officials stated. She hadn't advised them something. She had died. seemed like a suicide. And Cogan was once in a heap of trouble.
annoying and twisting, Knife Music is the tale of a physician suffering to transparent his identify after being accused of raping and inflicting the suicide of a tender lady. the radical pits Cogan, a forty-three-year- previous doctor and self-described womanizer, opposed to Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it is not transparent who's sufferer and who's victimizer, because the frequently dispassionate.
Madden grapples together with his lengthy- suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any rate. all of it leads as much as the main gorgeous shock finishing due to the fact Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent.
By Patricia Wentworth
Whilst her fiance, Giles Armitage, is misplaced at sea in the course of the second one international conflict, Meade Underwood is left within the corporation of a middle-aged aunt with not anything yet a boring around of bridge events and battle paintings to fill her days. an opportunity stumble upon restores Giles to Meade yet he has misplaced his reminiscence, and their rediscovered happiness is threatened via the machinations of the scheming Carola Roland, a determine from Giles's forgotten previous. So while Carola is viciously murdered, Giles turns into the manager suspect and it takes all omit Silver's ingenuity to solve the genuine importance of the crime and its electrifying results.
By Sam Siciliano
THE WORLD'S maximum DETECTIVE RETURNS AND THIS TIME ... SHERLOCK HOLMES needs to take care of THE GRIMSWELL CURSE!
Holmes, his cousin Henry, and spouse Michelle discover the legend of the Grimswell Curse whilst a mysterious determine is noticed at the moor followed via a wide creature...
By Robin Burcell
Facts lie . . . twenty years after the homicide that shattered her international, FBI agent and forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick confronts her father's killer head to head. however the inmate who is scheduled to be completed for the crime isn't really what she anticipated. Heightening Sydney's unease, she gets a photo despatched to her by way of a guy simply sooner than his suicide, inflicting her to query every little thing she believed approximately her father. Now she wishes the truth—no subject the place it truly is hidden, irrespective of how painful . . . or risky. yet Sydney Fitzpatrick is ready to trespass on sacred floor. And being a federal agent will provide her no safety or defend if it truly is her personal executive that wishes her dead.
By David E. Fessenden
Trying to get out from less than the shadow of his well-known father, Dr. John Watson, and his father's much more well-known good friend, Sherlock Holmes, younger Thomas Watson indicators on as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia -- a urban that opponents Al Capone's Chicago for its crime and corruption. Now Thomas abruptly reveals himself stuck up within the greatest tale of his occupation: a suspicious explosion at a speakeasy, which kills the landlord and his card-playing neighbors.
From the scanty clues that Thomas compiles, he and Sherlock's older brother, Mycroft, got down to resolve the case. yet can the pair discover the reality and display the killer earlier than one or either turn into the following sufferer?
By Cleo Coyle
Includes a wealth of scrumptious recipes. In this thirteenth access of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse secret sequence, we go back to the Village mix, a captivating coffeehouse within the center of latest York's picturesque Greenwich Village. whilst a motor vehicle bomb is going off outdoors this landmark store, single-mom and supervisor Clare Cosi involves the help of an nameless client, person who seems to be billionaire tech whiz Eric Thorner. In gratitude for saving his existence, Eric hires Clare to create the costliest espresso mixture on this planet. yet as Clare is pulled deeper into Eric's world--a captivating circle of state of the art luxuries and cutthroat rivalries--she starts off to ask yourself: is that this captivating younger CEO marked for termination? Or is he the only creating a killing?
The New York Times bestselling writer of Holiday Buzz serves readers a clean new Coffeehouse Mystery.
By Jack McDevitt
Sundown Tuttle spent an entire life searching for alien species. Twenty-five years after Tuttle's demise, Alex Benedict discovers a stone pill inscribed with cryptic symbols, now within the ownership of Tuttle's one- time lover Rachel Bannister. Benedict is set to decipher its secret-one Bannister does not wish published. might or not it's that Tuttle's obsessive quest used to be profitable?
By Philip Kerr
Hailed through Salman Rushdie as a "brilliantly leading edge thriller-writer," Philip Kerr is the writer of taut, gripping, noir-tinged mysteries which are not anything in need of spellbinding. during this moment ebook of the Berlin Noir trilogy, The light felony brings again Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who concept he'd noticeable every thing at the streets of Nineteen Thirties Berlin—until he became freelance and every case he tackled sucked him extra into the grisly excesses of Nazi lifestyle. Hard-hitting, fast moving, and richly distinct, The light felony is noir writing at its blackest and top.