By Amy Myers
1925. the trendy vibrant younger issues from London have descended on Wychbourne courtroom, the Kentish stately domestic of Lord and woman Ansley, for an extravagant fancy costume ball through a nighttime Ghost Hunt – and Chef Nell Drury is aware she’s in for a hectic weekend. What she doesn’t anticipate to come across is unexpected, violent death.
When a physique is came upon within the minstrels’ gallery throughout the Ghost Hunt, Nell unearths herself stuck up within the police research which follows. because the darker part of the Roaring Twenties emerges and it turns into more and more transparent that a minimum of one individual current that evening has a sinister mystery to conceal, Nell determines to unmask the killer between them. may well the Wychbourne Ghosts carry the major to the mystery?
By Marjorie Eccles
1930. while a physique is found at the premises of the newly-established Maxstead court docket university for women, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is named in to enquire. His spouse Ellen having simply authorized a role as French instructor, Reardon is alarmed to discover the college a hotbed of scandalous secrets and techniques, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty. As he pursues his enquiries, it turns into transparent that the useless lady used to be no longer who – or what – she claimed to be. Who was once she relatively – and why is Reardon confident that multiple member of employees isn't telling him the entire fact?
Then a scholar is going lacking – and the case takes a hectic new twist …
By Landis L Potter,Colleen McDougal,Deina Santoyo,Cheryl Wheeler,Linda Potter
By Carlos Mundy,Marie Stravlo
Retired MI6 agent Rodney Mundy is going on a perilous project to discover a misplaced holy icon which, if stumbled on, may be the key to fixing one of many bloodiest and such a lot enigmatic episodes of background – the disappearance of the Romanovs and the destiny of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the final tsar Nicholas II. in the course of his project Rodney discovers not just the reality approximately Anastasia, but in addition that the Vatican used to be curious about the rescue operation of the Imperial family members in 1918. the reality approximately their survival has been suppressed from the public.
By Fay Risner
By Susan Spann
June, 1565: grasp ninja Hiro Hattori gets a pre-dawn stopover at from Kazu, a fellow shinobi operating undercover on the shogunate. Hours ahead of, the shogun's cousin, Saburo, was once stabbed to dying within the shogun's palace. The homicide weapon: Kazu's own dagger. Kazu says he is blameless, and begs for Hiro's aid, yet his tale supplies Hiro cause to doubt the younger shinobi's claims.
When the shogun summons Hiro and Father Mateo, the Portuguese Jesuit priest less than Hiro's safety, to discover the killer, Hiro unearths himself compelled to choose from friendship and private honor.
The research unearths a plot to assassinate the shogun and overthrow the ruling Ashikaga extended family. With Lord Oda's enemy forces drawing close Kyoto, and the assassin poised to strike back, Hiro needs to use his assassin's abilities to bare the killer's identification and safeguard the shogun at any expense. Kazu, now trapped within the urban, nonetheless refuses to give an explanation for his whereabouts on the time of the homicide. yet a suspicious shogunate maid, Saburo's spouse, and the shogun's strong grasp additionally had purposes to wish Saburo useless. With the shogun hard the murderer's head earlier than Lord Oda reaches the town, Hiro and Father Mateo needs to produce the killer in time . . . or die in his place.
Susan Spann's Blade of the Samurai is a posh secret that might shipping readers to an exciting and unforgettable event in sixteenth-century Japan.
By Jennifer Le Carrell,Adria Tissoni
By Nancy Herriman
Living amid the cultural flowering, non secular strife, and political storms of Tudor England, Bess Ellyott is an herbalist, a widow, and a hunted lady. She fled London after her husband was once brutally murdered, however the bucolic city within the geographical region the place she lands will provide her no solace. She nonetheless doesn’t be aware of who killed her husband, yet she understands something: The assassin continues to be in the market. This turns into all too transparent while Bess’s brother-in-law, a wealthy service provider, is himself discovered dead—dangling from a tree, an obvious suicide.
But Bess doesn’t think that for a second, and nor do her buddies. festival is cutthroat within the seventeenth century, and note round the city holds that the useless guy is a sufferer of rival retailers scheming to nook the wool marketplace. Bess, notwithstanding, is confident the killer is out to spoil her family.
Town constable Christopher Harwoode will move individuals of his family to aid Bess locate the killer—whose subsequent aim might be Queen Elizabeth I—in this unshakably gripping, devilishly unpredictable sequence debut that would satisfaction enthusiasts of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory.
By William L. DeAndrea
In the outdated West, Lobo Blacke and Quinn Booker confront a killer potion, and a fugitive bent on payback.
In the Wyoming Territory city of Le 4, Lobo Blacke was a mythical lawman, until eventually the day an ambush left him constrained to a wheelchair. Now he runs a newspaper with onetime New Yorker Booker Quinn, who additionally helped pen the good man's memoirs.
But now Le 4 is shaken by way of rumors that Paul Muller -- a financial institution and teach robber whom Blacke helped lock up -- can be headed again to city to settle previous money owed. And an identical week, fourteen humans without warning drop lifeless after sipping Ozono, a concoction offered through a touring medication convey. The brew's casualties contain the town's sheriff, and with no him, Quinn and Blacke needs to arrange to stand the fiendish Muller, and notice the relationship among the elixir and the fugitive.
By Patrick Bard
S. XVIII. Una realidad silenciada por l. a. Iglesia. Un sacerdote que hará lo imposible por revelar un secreto oculto desde hace demasiado tiempo...
Roma, 1798. Los bibliotecarios del Vaticano, entre los que se encuentra el sacerdote francés Antonin Fages, intentan salvar algunos de los libros prohibidos más preciados, de valor incalculable, de las tropas de Napoleón prestas al saqueo. Cuando uno de los bibliotecarios es abatido por un disparo, Antonin logra recuperar, pese al terror que le invade, el libro que escondía los angeles víctima.
El joven sacerdote tiene en sus manos un documento sorprendente que muchos hombres de los angeles Iglesia y de los angeles política quisieran destruir. En él se cuenta una realidad enmascarada durante mucho tiempo: l. a. verdadera existencia de un ser sanguinario, apodado los angeles Bestia, que destroza a sus víctimas y de quien se decía que tan solo period una superstición. Ahora el padre Antonin sabe que se trata de un serreal sediento de sangre, de una criatura que ha sembrado l. a. tierra de cadáveres mutilados. Pero es una verdad que pone en peligro su vida y le obliga a huir a Francia para encontrar pruebas definitivas y deshacerse de sus perseguidores.
Patrick Bard firma una intriga escalofriante. Una novela que arrastra al lector a Gévaudan, una fría región del sudeste de Francia, y al miedo de una época marcada por las creencias populares, los asesinatos impunes y los abusos de poder.
«Una nueva perspectiva sobre un tema famoso, el de los angeles Bestia de Gévaudan. los angeles genialidad de Patrick Bard consiste en dar a conocer lo que jamás había sido expuesto antes: el papel de l. a. Iglesia. El perro de Dios es una lectura indispensable.»
«Un libro escrito de forma maravillosa. l. a. belleza salvaje de algunos pasajes resulta sobrecogedora.»