Shoot the Works (Michael Shayne, Book 29)

By Brett Halliday

Even supposing few males learned it, Lola wasn't truly appealing. What she had was once way more powerful than mere good looks - an air of mystery of natural unadulterated intercourse, so precise it took your breath away.

Mike may simply know how Jim Wallace, a loyal husband for twenty-five years and a guy of irreproachable personality, may possibly unexpectedly burst off the deep finish over a babe like Lola.

Just taking a look at Lola's useless physique, Mike may well understand...

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Death by Hollywood: A Novel

By Steven Bochco

From the acclaimed co-creator of Hill highway Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue, Death by way of Hollywood is a suspenseful, surprising, and darkly comedian crime novel a few screenwriter, a billionaire's spouse, a homicide, and, in fact, a cop.

"There was once a author by way of the identify of Merle Miller, who wrote that folks in Hollywood are regularly touching you--not simply because they prefer you, yet simply because they need to determine how smooth you're ahead of they consume you alive."
So starts this seductive and fantastic novel by means of two-time Edgar Award–winning author Steven Bochco, during which a down-on-his-luck screenwriter named Bobby Newman attempts to show a brutal homicide into his subsequent motion picture payday.

One day, whereas spying on his Hollywood Hills acquaintances via his $4,000 Bushnell XR90 digital telescope, Bobby sees a stunning socialite making like to a good-looking Latin actor named Ramon. whilst their pillow speak takes a flip for the gruesome, Bobby watches in horror because the lady bludgeons her lover to dying along with his personal appearing trophy. finding out to jot down approximately it rather than reporting it to the police officers, Bobby insinuates himself into Detective Dennis Farentino’s homicide research, forging an strange friendship with the cop that seems to be extra complicated than both of them had bargained for. sooner than lengthy, Bobby has dragged the detective, his estranged spouse, his lover, and his agent right into a Hollywood fun-house corridor of mirrors, the place simply the main manipulative participant will live on.

Savvy, humorous, attractive, and streetwise, Death by way of Hollywood is the story Steven Bochco could not inform on tv. it's the paintings of an creative storyteller, absolute to enthrall readers from starting to finish.

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Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris

A scrumptious account of a homicide so much gallic—think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon—whose lurid mixture of intercourse, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a country after which the world.

Little Demon within the urban of Light is the thrilling—and so splendidly French—story of a ugly 1889 homicide of a lascivious court docket legit by the hands of a ruthless con guy and his pliant mistress and the international manhunt, sensational trial, and an inquiry into the boundaries of hypnotic strength that ensued.

In France on the finish of the 19th century a superb debate raged over the query of even if an individual may be hypnotically forced to dedicate against the law in violation of his or her ethical convictions. while Toussaint-Augustin Gouffé entered three, rue Tronson du Coudray, he anticipated not anything yet a pleasant assignation with the comely younger Gabrielle Bompard. in its place, he was murdered—hanged!—by her and her better half Michel Eyraud. The physique used to be then filled in a trunk and dumped on a riverbank close to Lyon.

As the inquiry into the guilt or innocence of the lady the French tabloids dubbed the "Little Demon" escalated, the main revered minds in France debated even if Gabrielle Bompard was once the pawn of her spell binding lover or just a coldly calculating murderess. And, on the burning heart of all of it: might hypnosis strength humans to devote crimes opposed to their will?

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The Grass Widow's Tale (Felse, Book 7)

By Ellis Peters

Whilst George Felse unearths himself known as away to London on pressing police company, his spouse Bunty is left by myself feeling depressed at the eve of her forty first birthday. To shake off her black temper she is going out to the neighborhood pub the place an opportunity assembly areas her in lethal threat.

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Dearly Devoted Dexter

By Jeff Lindsay

Life’s difficult for Dexter Morgan. It’s demanding being the world’s in simple terms serial killer with a sense of right and wrong, specifically if you happen to paintings for the Miami police. to prevent suspicion, Dexter’s needed to slip deep into his cover: spending time together with his female friend and her youngsters, slowly turning into the world’s first serial killing sofa potato. Then a very nasty psychopath begins slicing a path via Miami — a killer whose twisted strategies go away even Dexter speechless. whilst his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it turns into transparent that Dexter should do pop out of hiding and hunt the monster down. except, after all, the killer unearths him first. . .

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Hell's Horizon (The City Trilogy)

By Darren Shan

The second one quantity in a noirish, gritty city delusion for adults from the bestselling kid's writer. within the urban, The Cardinal ideas, and Al Jeery is a devoted member of his own defend. but if Al is seconded from his tasks at get together critical to enquire a homicide, an unforeseen discovery leads him in a brand new path, the place his loyalties and ideology can be significantly demonstrated. quickly he's fascinated with a terrifying secret that attracts within the useless, the City's Incan forefathers, the implementing determine of the Cardinal, and the near-mythical murderer, Paucar Wami. Wami is a legislations unto himself, a shadowy, enigmatic determine who can it sounds as if kill someone he chooses with out worry of punishment or retribution. And Al is set to determine that he has much more in universal with Wami than he might ever have imagined...

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Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s & 1930s (True Crime from Wharncliffe)

By Jonathan Oates

Unsolved crimes have a distinct fascination, none extra so than unsolved murders. The surprise of the crime itself and the secret surrounding it, the phobia generated by means of the notice a killer at the unfastened, the perception the instances supply into superseded police tools, and the opportunity to invest concerning the identification of the killer after such a lot of years have handed - most of these elements of unsolved homicide situations lead them to compelling studying.

In this better half quantity to his best-selling Unsolved Murders of Victorian and Edwardian London, Jonathan Oates has chosen over 20 haunting, occasionally surprising circumstances from the interval among the 2 global wars. integrated are the capturing of workstation James Kelly in Gunnersbury, violent deaths linked to Fenian Conspiracies, the stabbing of the French acrobat Martial Lechevalier in Piccadilly, the strychnine poisoning of egg-seller Kusel Behr, the killing by way of arsenic of 3 individuals of a Croydon family members, and, maybe such a lot ugly of all, the case of the unidentified physique elements stumbled on at Waterloo Station.

Jonathan Oates describes every one of those crimes in specified, forensic aspect. His case reports make clear the lives of the sufferers and summon up the ruthless, occasionally deadly personality of London itself.

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