By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and puzzling puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. Hercule Poirot, pass over Marple, and Christie’s wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta secret and different Stories—a riveting choice of brief tales that includes a bunch of murderous crimes of ardour, excitement, and profit.
By Stefan Zweig
Chess Story, sometimes called The Royal Game, is the Austrian grasp Stefan Zweig's ultimate success, accomplished in Brazilian exile and despatched off to his American writer basically days ahead of his suicide in 1942. it's the basically tale within which Zweig seems at Nazism, and he does so with attribute emphasis at the psychological.
Travelers by way of send from big apple to Buenos Aires locate that on board with them is the area champion of chess, an boastful and unfriendly guy. they arrive jointly to attempt their talents opposed to him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps ahead to recommend them and their fortunes swap. How he got here to own his impressive grab of the sport of chess and at what fee lie on the center of Zweig's story.
This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work's strange mix of excessive suspense and poignant mirrored image.
By Amanda Flower
From Amanda Flower—who writes the nationwide bestselling Amish duvet store Mysteries as Isabella Alan—comes the 1st within the new Magical book place secret series.
Rushing domestic to sit down by means of her unwell grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is surprised to discover Grandma Daisy the image of ideal overall healthiness. Violet doesn’t have to learn among the traces: her grandma wishes Violet again domestic and dealing in her magical shop, captivating Books. It’s the place definitely the right booklet has a tendency to fly off the shelf and decide you...
Violet has each goal to hightail it again to Chicago, yet then a lifeless guy is came upon clutching a quantity of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s store. The sufferer is Benedict Raisin, who lately positioned Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a main suspect. Now, with the aid of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet must discover a killer to maintain Grandma from getting booked for good...
By Kenneth Cameron
"A fast paced and fascinating read."—Telegraph & Argus (UK)
New York, January 1896. Arthur Conan Doyle, the popular created of Sherlock Holmes, arrives along with his spouse Louisa on the Britannic resort in manhattan for his first American journey. whereas Arthur prepares his lectures, Louisa turns into entranced via the colourful, risky city brimming with debauchery and iniquity round each nook. whilst a woman's mutilated corpse turns up in a Bowery alley, Louisa acknowledges the sufferer as an individual she's noticeable within the resort. keen about the woman's grotesque demise, Louisa begins piecing jointly clues to bare a narrative of homicide and depravity—a tale that leads again to the inn itself and a madman who's observing her each movement.
From 5th Avenue's glitzy opulence to the smoky boy's membership of the recent York convey and the Tombs of reduce Manhattan, wintry weather at Death's inn is an electrifying story of a society stuck within the throes of a narrative transformation and one girl made up our minds to redeem it at no matter what cost.
Praise for Winter at Death's Hotel
"Louisa is an interesting creation...Conan Doyle's spouse is a shrewdpermanent selection because the novel's significant personality, embodying the fears and aspirations of ladies of the interval, and the creative plot doesn't lower the horrors she has to confront."—Sunday Times (UK)
"A well-realized secret that exhibits promise for destiny books within the series."—Sunday enterprise Post (UK)
By Anne Perry
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months through RT booklet REVIEWS
In this fantastically finished Charlotte and Thomas Pitt experience, Anne Perry takes us underneath the glittering floor of rich Victorian society right into a nightmare international of worry and intimidation, the place girls are too frequently blamed for the violent assaults opposed to them, and robust males take what they wish, leaving others to pay the price.
The frightening rape and obvious suicide of Catherine Quixwood, spouse of a prosperous service provider banker, falls outdoor the jurisdiction of new Special department head Thomas Pitt, yet so pervasively offensive are the rumors in regards to the sufferer that Pitt quietly takes a hand within the investigation.
but despite assistance from his inventive spouse, Charlotte, and his former more advantageous, Victor Narraway, Pitt is stumped. Why did high-minded, cultured Catherine select to not accompany her husband to a grand celebration at the evening of her dying? Why did she push aside all her servants for the night and depart front door unlocked? What have been her courting with the younger guy visible often through her facet at live shows and artwork shows? And what should be performed to avenge one other poor crime: the attack on Angeles Castelbranco, loved teenage daughter of the Portuguese ambassador?
As a standard policeman, Pitt used to go into London’s grand homes in the course of the kitchen door. Now, as a visitor in those self same homes, can he locate the metal in his soul to problem the nice males of the realm with their crimes? the trail to the reality takes him in deeply troubling instructions, from the lofty international of overseas politics and finance to his personal chuffed domestic, the place his personal teenage daughter, Jemima, is coming of age in a tradition rife with hidden dangers.
during this wealthy, emotionally charged masterpiece, Anne Perry exposes another grotesque mystery of Victoria’s proud empire. And in a court conflict of unprecedented brilliance, we thrill on the probability to witness an enormous improper righted.
Includes a preview of Anne Perry’s subsequent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Death on Blackheath
Praise for Midnight at Marble Arch
“Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a fragile touch.”—The manhattan occasions publication Review
“Fresh and colourful . . . Perry captures Victorian England with aptitude, and her storyline is fascinating.”—Wichita Falls occasions checklist News
“Perry is a grasp at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Bestselling writer Perry keeps her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt sequence with one other fabulous luck. She is so conversant in existence at present that heritage, attitudes and tradition are slipped in seamlessly so the reader sees the area as Victorians did. not just are Inspector Pitt and his spouse absolutely discovered, their circle of buddies and associates additionally believe genuine and alive. this can be a sequence to learn from the beginning.”—RT e-book reports (Top Pick)
“May be [Perry’s] so much severe and exciting novel thus far . . . Midnight at Marble Arch is wonderful and insightful from begin to finish.”—Bookreporter
“This publication is full of intrigue.”—The Huffington Post
“The monsters Anne Perry creates aren't effortless to dwell with, and their activities linger lengthy after the e-book is closed.”—New York magazine of Books
“Engrossing . . . interesting . . . Perry does a pleasant activity exploring past due Victorian attitudes towards intercourse crimes.”—Publishers Weekly
By Donna Leon
By Dan Vining
Novels in a single exchange volume.
there are such a lot of mysteries hidden within the fog off the Pacific Coast. Jimmy Miles has been employed to unravel them. yet they're no longer the single issues holding him up at night...
within the fast, an research right into a long-ago homicide results in his discovery of the Sailors—restless strangers who roam the evening, trapped among the area of the dwelling and dead.
within the subsequent, nonetheless haunted by means of the Sailors, Jimmy turns into keen about a surprising rash of murders, and a never-forgotten love affair that could carry the clue to his destiny.
By Louis Bayard
At West element Academy in 1830, the calm of an October night is shattered via the invention of a tender cadet's physique swinging from a rope. the following morning, a fair larger horror involves gentle. a person has got rid of the useless man's center. Augustus Landor—who obtained a few renown in his years as a brand new York urban police detective—is known as in to discreetly examine. it is a baffling case Landor needs to pursue in mystery, for the scandal may possibly do irreparable harm to the fledgling establishment. yet he unearths aid from an unforeseen ally—a moody, younger cadet with a penchant for drink, volumes of poetry to his identify, and a murky earlier that alterations from telling to telling. The unusual and haunted Southern poet for whom Landor develops a fatherly affection, is termed Edgar Allan Poe.