John Escott - Agatha Christie - Woman of Mystery (Oxford Bookworms)
What does the name 'Agatha Christie' mean? To many people, it means a book about a murder mystery - a 'whodunnit'. 'I'm reading an Agatha Christie,' people say. 'I'm not sure who the murder is - I think it's...' But hey are usually wrong, because it is not easy to guess the murderer's name before the end of the book. But who was Agatha Christie? What was she like? Was her life quiet and unexciting, or was it full of interest and adventure? Was there a mystery in her life, too?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes (Huron's Easy Reader)
A Huron's Easy Reader köteteit akkor kezdd el gyűjteni, ha már kívánod, hogy jó angol-amerikai irodalmat olvass eredetiben, és ebben eddig legfőképpen a szókincsed és a nagyszótár mérete akadályozott meg. Tényleg akkor kell átnézned a jobb hasábba, ha az olvasásban elakadsz egy ismeretlen szónál. Ennek az angol szónak a kezdőbetűjénél megtalálod a jelentését.
Jennifer Bassett - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son (Oxford Bookworms)
Dr Huxtable has a school for boys in the north of England. When the Duke of Holdernesse decides to send his young son there, that is good news for the school. The Duke is a very important person, and Dr Huxtable is happy to have his son in the school. But two weeks later Dr Huxtable is the unhappiest man in England. Why? And why does he take the train down to London and go to Baker Street? Why does he need the help of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes? Because someone has kidnapped the Duke's son ...
Karen Rose - Nothing to Fear
After kidnapping 12-year-old Alec Vaughn, Sue Conway poses as an abused mother at a shelter for battered women. However, the more shelter director Dana Dupinsky gets to know Sue, the more alarmed she becomes. The only hope may be security expert Ethan Buchanan, who has joined the search for the missing Alec--his godson.
Ann Rule - In the Name of Love
In her latest collection of fascinating case studies, former Seattle policewoman and bestselling author Ann Rule confirms her status as the Queen of True Crime. The title story is a gripping account of the shocking murder of Adrianne Jones by Diane Zamora and David Graham, students at the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy. This and other cases from her personal files bear the stamp of Ann Rule that makes her books such extraordinary page-turners.
Richard Castle - Peter David - A Calm Before Storm
The Derrick Storm adaptations continue in an all-new miniseries based on the hit ABC show Castle! Derrick Storm's gruesome discovery winds up drawing him into an international spectacle. Who is The Fear? What does he want with Derrick? And why is Derrick's father next on his hit list? As the international situation in New York continues to degrade, Derrick Storm reaches out to the one person who may be able to help him: his former handler, Clara Strike. But even if she responds, will she be with him or against him? Don't miss the espionage thriller has comic book and Castle fans raving!
Louise Penny - Still Life
Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.
James Patterson - Andrew Gross - Judge & Jury
IT'S THE TRIAL OF THE DECADE Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around a stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror No. 11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss. THE JUDGE IS TERRIFIED OF THE DEFENDANT The case quickly becomes the new Trial of the Century. Mafia don Dominic Cavello, known as the Electrician, is linked to hundreds of gruesome, unspeakable crimes. Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante has been tracking him for years. He knows Cavello's power reaches far beyond the courtroom, but the FBI's evidence against the ruthless killer is iron-clad. Conviction is a sure thing. SO IS THE JURY. As the jury is about to reach a verdict, the Electrician makes one devastating move that no one could have predicted. The entire nation is reeling, and Andie's world is shattered. For her, the hunt for the Electrician becomes personal, and she and Pellisante come together in an unbreakable bond: they will exact justice-at any cost. THE VERDICT: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.
Anthony Horowitz - Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace. Author of the global bestseller The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz once more breathes life into the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle. With pitch-perfect characterisation and breath-taking pace, Horowitz weaves a relentlessly thrilling tale which teases and delights by the turn of each page. The game is afoot...
Karin Fossum - The Murder of Harriet Krohn
Charlo Torp has problems. He's grieving for his late wife, he's lost his job, and gambling debts have alienated him from his teenage daughter. Desperate, his solution is to rob an elderly woman of her money and silverware. But Harriet Krohn fights back, and Charlo loses control. Wracked with guilt, Charlo attempts to rebuild his life. But the police are catching up with him, and Inspector Konrad Sejer has never lost a case yet. Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterwards?
Ellis Peters - Mourning Raga
Dominic Felse agrees to help her daughter Tossa's friend Anjli visit her father in India. What begins as a simple task soon turns into a fiasco as the spoilt, precocious Anjli attracts trouble in the form of a murder investigation.
Kevin Brooks - Black Rabbit Summer
A smart, tense murder mystery twined with an emotional investigation of the ways love, sex, class, and celebrity can forever change friendships. Thoughtful Pete, tough Pauly, twins Eric and Nicole, strange Raymond: as kids they were tight; now they've grown up--and apart. They agree to get together one last time, but, twisted by personal histories and fueled by pharmaceuticals, old jealousies surface. The party's soon over, and the group splinters off into the night. Into the noise and heat and chaos of the carnival. Days later, a girl goes missing. The prime suspect in her disappearance? One of their own, one of the old gang. Pete doesn't know what to believe: could one of his childhood friends really be a cold-blooded killer?
Gladys Mitchell - Watson's choice
One of Sir Bohun Chantrey's great passions in life is the stories of Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate the great man's anniversary, he throws a party at which the guests are instructed to come as characters from the detective stories. But several of the guests are more interested in Sir Bohun's money, and when he announces that he is to marry a poor governess, things take a turn for the worse, not least when the Hound of the Baskervilles turns up... Fortunately the incomparable detective Mrs Bradley and her secretary Laura are amongst the guests and ready to investigate the deepening mystery. Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you'll love Mrs Bradley.
Robert Cormier - I Am the Cheese
Adam's father is in hospital and Adam has set off to visit him. It's a long, cold journey; as he travels along, Adam gets tired, and to take his mind off his exhaustion, he traces the events that led up to his father being taken to hospital. He had testified against government level corruption and the family became the subject of a government-orchestrated protection plan. The journey is a kind of odyssey, a search - through the mysteries of the mind. Adam must unlock the past and really remember it if he is to survive.
James Patterson - Marshall Karp - NYPD Red 2
A vigilante killer is playing judge, jury and executioner in New York City. When the tortured body of a woman is found on a carousel in Central Park, the elite team at NYPD Red are put on the case. Someone has been hunting down suspects who have escaped conviction for brutal crimes, and this is victim number four. The body has been scrubbed clean, just like the rest, destroying any shred of evidence. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are the best of the best, but whoever is committing these murders clearly knows how to avoid detection. As public and political pressure mounts, Zach and Kylie find themselves in a deadly game with an opponent who already knows every move they make....
Karin Fossum - He Who Fears the Wolf
In this second Inspector Sejer mystery, a young boy runs into the local police station, wild-eyed and breathless, to report the discovery of a horribly maimed body outside an isolated house in the woods. Yet there was another person in the woods that day — standing nearby, hidden within the trees was the mysterious figure of the local misfit, Errki. The next morning, the local bank is robbed at gunpoint. The robber takes a hostage and flees to the woods. As the felon’s plans begin to fall apart he, in contrast to his quiet hostage, is rapidly losing his control and power. Meanwhile, the search for the killer continues. All fingers of suspicion point to the enigmatic Errki, except one. Errki’s doctor refuses to believe that her patient could have committed such a horrific act. In a novel that will keep you guessing until the end, Fossum brilliantly ensures that things are rarely as they would at first appear. From the deeply sympathetic policeman to the social outcast Errki, and the bank robber thoroughly unsuited to his profession, Fossum writes from within the minds of her characters.
Edgar Wallace - The Clue of the Twisted Candle
The duties of T. X. were multifarious. People said of him - and like most public gossip, this was probably untrue - that he was the head of the "illegal" department of Scotland Yard. If by chance you lost the keys of your safe, T. X. could supply you (so popular rumour ran) with a burglar who would open that safe in half an hour.
Heather Webber - Trouble Under the Tree
When landscape designer Nina Quinn agrees to deck the halls of Christmastowne, an indoor Christmas village, little did she know how dirty the job would be. Christmastowne has been plagued by mishaps. Someone’s stealing toy donations, cutting lines to the security system, starting fires, and poisoning the poinsettias. Worst of all, Nina’s neighbor, Fairlee McCorkle (aka Mrs. Claus) is found murdered under Christmastowne’s enormous decorated tree. The deeper Nina digs for clues to unwrap a killer, the more she discovers that some secrets are best left buried in the past.
Heather Webber - The Root of all Trouble
When a spring storm rolls through Freedom, Ohio, landscape designer Nina Quinn expects to get her hands dirty with the mess left behind. But after high winds uproot a tree, revealing the corpse of a man inside its rotted hollow, Nina quickly realizes that cleaning up after Mother Nature's fury is the least of her worries. It soon becomes clear that there is no lack of suspects in the man's untimely death. As a shady contractor and philanderer, he'd angered a lot of people before he disappeared, including some of Nina's closest friends. With the help of her police detective ex-husband, a mysterious coroner's investigator, her ex-con employees and her zany neighbors, Nina sets out to uncover a killer...before another victim ends up planted six feet under.
Gregg Olsen - Abandoned Prayers
On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska buried him as "Little Boy Blue," unclaimed and unidentified-- until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father. Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect. But behind his quiet façade was a man involved with pornography, sadomasochism, and drugs. After the suspicious death of his pregnant wife, Stutzman took his preschool-age son, Danny, and hit the road on a sexual odyssey ending with his conviction for murder. But the mystery of Eli Stutzman and the fate of his son didn't end on the barren Nebraska plains. It was just beginning. . .