Don't miss this classic detective "whodunit"! An acclaimed children's book author makes a startling announcement, and soon after, an even more surprising murder is committed. Hercule Poirot reunites with Scotland Yard's DI Catchpool to cleverly and, often comically, solve the case which will have you guessing to the very end.
The second of Horowitz's authorized Sherlock Holmes tales. Sherlock Holmes is dead as is his arch enemy Professor Moriarty, both presumably drowned at Reichenbach Falls. Enter DI Athelney Jones and Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase who take on the roles of Holmes and Watson in order to capture an American criminal mastermind who had been thought to be joining forces with Moriarty. In classic Doyle style, there is what you see and what is hidden just beneath the surface.
A father who claims his wife is ill and a mother who believes her husband is a criminal; who do you believe? This is what Daniel, the adult son of two seemingly happy and content retired parents, must determine. Tom Rob Smith spins a Nordic Noir meets Hitchcock tale that will have you reading into the wee hours.
Last Christmas I gave my husband a copy of the Brick Shakespeare Tragedies. I figured it was the perfect combination for a Lego-loving English teacher, and happily I was right. What I didn't anticipate was just how much our ten year-old son, also a Lego enthusiast, would love it. He has finished up Macbeth and is nearly done with Othello. This is a wonderful, non threatening introduction to The Bard, and I so hope that the comedies will be out for next Christmas.
Ashley Cordova, the adult daughter of the reclusive cult-horror director Stanislav Cordova, commits suicide-- or does she? A journalist, just regaining his credibility after an encounter with Stanislav, joins with two strangers, each with their own ties to Ashley, to find the truth. A fresh feeling, page turning, literary thriller with twists that will keep you up into the wee hours.
This book had me at the first chapter. By the chapter four, Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean were regulars in my dreams. Charming, endearing, delightful - keep your tissues close by for this completely satisfying ride
The irrepressible Flavia returns to solve a Christmas-time, locked-door murder-mystery that takes place in her own house in a brilliant homage to Agatha Christie.
For lovers of Elizabeth Berg and "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society". This book follows Kate from the west coast of the US to the west coast of Ireland as she seeks peace & direction in her life. Kate's travels brings her to the small town of Glenmara & to a tightly woven group of women. Charming & touching, a delightful read.
I was bedazzled by the new Tana French novel, "Faithful Place" I've read & loved all of her books but I always recommend them with a caveat, "Suspend reality and go with it." but with "Faithful Place" Tana French has written a brilliant literary thriller that will have you glued to the book and heading into work bleary eyed.
This is one of those don't leave your house, don't sleep, learn to make dinner and wash the dishes with one hand so you can finish reading, type of book. Unless is the book that I return to when I feel that the weight of the world is on my shoulders, when I find myself contemplating what I would write or say to whatever bureaucracy seems to be breathing down my neck, or just when I am trying to balance life as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, volunteer, and employee. Unless is the story of Reta Winters, a mother, a writer, and a "wife" whose life is turned upside down when her oldest daughter drops out of society, takes to living on the street with a placard that reads, "Goodness". Reta is smart and wry, desperate to help her daughter but also forced to take care of every other person and aspect of her own life. Beautifully written, twists and turns, different from anything I have ever read.
Another brilliantly plotted gem featuring Commander Dalgliesh in this 14th crime novel. Not to be missed!
I loved Sweetness! It reminded me of The 13th Tale, a cozy but not dumbed down mystery that cries out for one to be ensconced in flannel and drinking cup after cup of tea. Flavia reminds me a bit of Harriet (of Harriet the Spy) and of Willow--the early high school years; I love that at 11, she has both self awareness & ability to laugh at herself. It was a clever story, woven well with enough humor to help the story along without having the humor become a separate entity.
The first in this intelligent, captivating and page-turning series. I read this in a weekend and came back and bought the rest of the series - and finished them in a weekend. Great characters, twisting-turning plot, and they just keep getting better.
It's like Donna Tartt's Secret History with Mulder and Scully from "X-Files". Suspenseful, a bit creepy, really well-plotted - filled with twists and turns.
Did you love In the Woods ? Searching for more tightly woven, slightly off-reality, thoroughly all-absorbing goodness? Stop looking! This time, it's Cassie's turn.
Historical fiction with a sense of humor. Mystery and intrigue of the Scarlet Pimpernel era combined with a Byatt-like present. A fun, funny and suspenseful read.
Beautiful and poignant, Alice McDermott whispers a powerful story of life from past WWII through Vietnam. The quietness will grip you and stay with you long after the last page.
"Child 44" is a literary thriller that takes place in the Soviet Union in the mid-1950's. Dark and brutal at times, Smith's KGB Agent Leo Demidov hunts down a serial killer while trying to come to terms with the harsh reality of his once beloved government.
This gripping, futuristic novel set in a post-apocalyptic North America explores politics and humanity, responsibility, and love. The Capitol has the power and as a reminder of that, each year a boy & a girl are selected from each of the 12 districts to compete against each other, to the death.
"The Whistling Season" is a thoroughly charming and quiet book. The story of a boy and his family growing up in Montana in 1909. While working through the death of wife and mother, a family takes a chance and answers an ad for a housekeeper that reads, “can’t cook but doesn’t bite." Enter Rose and surprise -- enter her brother Morris. The story of how Rose and Morris add and change this family of men will delight.