By George Harmon Coxe
Attempting to support a wronged inventor, a chum of Casey’s finally ends up murdered.
The very last thing Flash Casey wishes is an apprentice. grew to become down by way of the military due to a bum knee, he is of the same opinion to educate a twice-weekly images type for the yank Women’s Voluntary providers. one among his scholars, whose father simply occurs to have some huge cash invested in Casey’s paper, asks to tag alongside on an task. Flash can’t say no.
An engineer named John Perry has come to beg for support from one in all Casey’s pals on the paper, crusading information columnist Rosalind Taylor. many years again, Perry invented an commercial lubricant that are meant to have made him a fortune, yet his accomplice stole his notion and saved the gains for himself. Taylor has agreed to mediate for them, and asks Casey alongside to record the assembly. while Flash arrives, the condo is ransacked and Taylor is useless. Casey will locate her killers, so long as his little apprentice doesn’t get within the approach.
Throughout the foggy streets of Victorian London to the inner most geographical region, Sherlock Holmes makes use of his certain powers of deduction in 8 exciting investigations, together with the mysteries of 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Reigate Puzzle'. With an enthralling creation via award-winning Jonathan Stroud.
By Charlotte MacLeod
Unique ebook: 1991
When a nocturnal hike turns lethal, Professor Peter Shandy takes an curiosity in owl spottingEmory Emmerick involves Balaclava Agricultural collage as a scout for a tv station. even though the school and scholars are hardly ever prepared for top time, Emmerick’s curiosity is in environmental programming—a topic that evokes even the driest Balaclava professor to wax poetic. In his look for fabric, Emmerick joins Peter Shandy and some of his colleagues at the annual owl-count. And notwithstanding the tv producer’s loud mouth and heavy toes make him a gloomy birdwatcher, not one of the teachers count on him to make a deadly blunder. Chasing what seems to be a badly misplaced snowy owl, Emmerick stumbles right into a catch that yanks him right into a tree. by the point the professors achieve him, he’s been stabbed to loss of life. gaining knowledge of that the snowy owl was once not anything greater than a handful of feathers hooked up to a fishing pole, Shandy concludes that Emmerick used to be murdered. a lot of people may well prefer to kill a tv manufacturer, yet which would-be killer had the gall to make the helpless Nyctea scandiaca an partner?
By Dane Hartman
Anyone is grabbing younger ladies from the bars, campuses, and streets of San Francisco and doing unspeakable issues to their minds and our bodies. somebody is constructing law enforcement officials opposed to black nationalists in a violent inter-city warfare, enjoying either side for bloody fools. a person is seeking lethal difficulty whilst a stunning policewoman baits "Dirty Harry" Callahan right into a showdown that could simply be settled with naked fists and Magnum lead!
By John Sandford
It is the useless of iciness, and a killer like no different is popping a small Wisconsin city right into a demise trap-one that is ultimate in on Lucas Davenport.
By Ann Rule
Acclaimed for her "devastatingly exact perception" (The big apple occasions e-book Review) into the felony brain, Ann Rule has chronicled the main interesting instances of our time in her bestselling Crime documents sequence. For this 6th wonderful assortment, Rule has culled from her deepest records the most-asked-about murder instances -- riveting bills of likely common women and men who're forced d by means of a murderous rage to unexpectedly lash out at blameless sufferers.
Torn from the headlines, this is the case that stunned a kingdom: the Seattle urban bus experience that became to mayhem and homicide by the hands of a gunman. Ann Rule unmasks the forces that drove quiet, clean-cut Silas Cool to shoot the motive force, inflicting the bus to plunge off the Aurora Bridge into an condominium construction. The disaster left 3 lifeless -- together with Cool -- and dozens injured. whereas the scene unfolds as in a terrifying motion picture, Rule unearths very genuine solutions to the haunting query "how might this happen?" -- and expertly constructs the unseen chain of occasions that ended in an explosive and shattering tragedy.
incorporated listed here are 9 different sensational situations that remove darkness from Rule's distinct and authoritative view of the human psyche long past briefly berserk. nobody can fit Rule's meticulous learn, or demonstrate the factors to homicide in such particular and chilling aspect. you might imagine you recognize who's secure and who's risky; in A Rage to Kill, Ann Rule frighteningly exhibits that none folks are actually protected against the flashes of irrational violence that could erupt from the killers between us.
By Jonathan Nicholas
Who'd be a copper? follows Jonathan Nicholas in his transition from a long-haired global tourist to changing into considered one of 'Thatcher's military' at the wooden strains of the 1984 miner's dispute and past. His first years within the police have been usually chaotic and hard, and he was once practically sacked for now not prosecuting sufficient humans. operating on the sharp finish of inner-city policing for the total thirty years, Jonathan observed how politics interfered with the task; from the massaging of crime figures to non-public petty squabbles with senior officials. His final ten years have been the oddest, from being the easiest cop within the strength to continually being advised that he confronted dismissal. This magnificent actual tale comes from deep within the center of British inner-city policing and is a revealing perception into what existence is absolutely like for a police officer, amid expanding funds cuts, strange domestic workplace rules and stifling political correctness. "I can write what i love, no matter if it brings the police carrier into disrepute, simply because i do not paintings for them anymore!" says Jonathan Nicholas. Who'd be a copper? is a special perception into sleek policing that would entice lovers of autobiographies, plus these attracted to seeing what particularly occurs backstage of the united kingdom police.
By Victoria Houston
In Wisconsin's Northwoods, fishing is a life-style -- and while the muskies are biting, existence could not be higher. but if document Osborne catches greater than he bargained for, he lands up in the course of a homicide secret -- and in basic terms leader of Police Lew Ferris can get him out of it.
By Christopher Fowler
A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian apparel defaces a Pre-Raphaelite portray within the nationwide Gallery. Then a visitor on the unique Savoy lodge is fatally bitten via a marshland snake. Over the subsequent a number of days, an endemic of more and more extraordinary crimes will hit London—and, fittingly, come to the eye of the unusual Crimes Unit. artwork vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, mystery societies…and now not a unmarried suspect in sight. The killer they’re chasing has a depressing historical past, a behavior of staying hidden, and time itself on his aspect. Detectives may well and Bryant are racing the clock and this time the bell might be tolling for them.
By Paul Williams
No 1 Irish Bestseller. Paul Williams is Ireland's No. 1 award-winning crime reporter, famed for exposing the ruthless gangsters in the back of Irish crime. In Gangland! he investigates who's pulling the strings backstage - the households that shape the Irish mafia - and examines the best way their internet has unfold throughout eire and past. Compelling, chilling and unput-downable, Gangland provides the interior tale on a dismal and sinister international.