English Mystery & Suspense Fiction
Career of Evil
Paperback ISBN: 0316349895
Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on one of the suspects, Strike and Robin delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...
Good Me Bad Me
Paperback ISBN: 125008766x
Milly, the 15-year-old daughter of a serial killer, is given a fresh start with a new identity and placement in an affluent foster family, but wrestles with the decision not to follow in her mother's violent footsteps. (Suspense). Reprint. An international best-seller. AB. K. LJ. NYT. PW.
The Honourable Schoolboy
Paperback ISBN: 0143119737
George Smiley, of England's Secret Service, goes onto the attack, manipulating old Asian hand Jerry Westerby through the Far East and a tangle of money, defection, passion, loyalty and love that severely tests Westerby's hitherto unfaltering allegiances. By best-selling the author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Reissue.
Once Upon a River
Hardcover ISBN: 0743298071
When the seemingly dead body of a child reanimates hours after arriving at an ancient inn on the Thames, three families try to claim her in the new novel from the best-selling author of The Thirteenth Tale. 250,000 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 1623160863
As Soviet forces advance against the German army in 1944, two Russian soldiers discover a priceless icon last seen in the grasp of Rasputin in a German church crypt, and Stalin calls upon Inspector Pekkala to unravel the mystery of the icon's past.
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Hardcover ISBN: 1492657964
The Rules of BlackheathEvelyn Castle will be murdered at 11:00 pm. There are eight days, and eight witnesses, for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let's begin . . . *** Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others... The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.
The Silence of the Girls
Hardcover ISBN: 0385544219
"From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watchesand waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent"--
Paperback ISBN: 0062073532
The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old mans young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancÉ of the late millionaires granddaughter.