The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel (English Edition)

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Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in England


The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens--Ian Druitt, the local deacon--is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?

When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian's death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara can't shake the feeling that she's missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow--mainly elderly retirees and college students--and discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide.

A masterful work of suspense, The Punishment She Deserves sets Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Inspector Thomas Lynley against one of their most intricate cases. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from Elizabeth George's previous novels who join Lynley and Havers, and readers new to the series will quickly see why she is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story about the lies we tell, the lies we believe, and the redemption we need, this novel will be remembered as one of George's best.

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  1. Der Vater

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    Im beschaulichen Örtchen Ludlow wird der beliebte Diakon Ian Druitt festgenommen und in seiner Zelle erhängt aufgefunden. Alles sieht nach Selbstmord aus, doch der Vater des Toten glaubt nicht daran. Er ist mit der polizeilichen Ermittlung unzufrieden und kontaktiert über seinen Abgeordneten den Chef von Isabelle Ardery, welcher sie gemeinsam mit Barbara Havers nach Ludlow schickt, um die bisherigen Ermittlungen noch einmal durchzugehen. Ardery und Havers, die sich herzlich nicht grün sind, machen sich auf den Weg. Inspector Linley weilt derweil in London und kann Barbara nur ab und zu telefonisch zur Hilfe eilen.

    Die Abneigung vor allem Arderys gegenüber Havers’ trieft beinahe aus den Seiten. Diese Beiden sollten wirklich nicht gemeinsam ermitteln müssen. Die private Situation der Vorgesetzten ist auch nicht dazu angetan, ordentliche Arbeit zu leisten. Da ist Havers’ Spürnase manchmal tatsächlich die bessere Wahl. Doch nichts ist offensichtlich. Allein der Gedanke an den Selbstmord drängt sich auf. Wenn es so aussieht wie ein Selbstmord, wird es wohl auch einer sein. Doch Barbara bohrt und bohrt. Der Vater hat so überzeugend beteuert, dass sein Sohn keinen Grund hatte, sich umzubringen, dass Barbara nicht so schnell aufgeben kann.

    Zwei Frauen, die sich nicht leiden können, eine Polizeiwache, deren Mitarbeiter unter der zur Schau getragenen Kooperationsbereitschaft mauern, ein kleiner Ort, in dem hinter verschlossenen Türen mehr vor sich geht als man auf den ersten Blick vermutet. Wenn man Barbara Havers und Inspector Linleys Methoden kennt, wird man bald vermuten, dass da etwas zu finden sein muss. Als Polizistin ist Isabelle Ardery einiges an Geschick zuzusprechen, ihre Fähigkeiten kann sie allerdings nicht zur Gänze ausspielen, zu sehr sind ihre Gedanken mit etwas anderem beschäftigt.
    Wie gewohnt schafft es die Autorin für ihre Protagonisten ein Feld zu bereiten, auf dem sie zunächst mal gründlich graben müssen, bevor sie etwas zu Tage fördern können. Dabei wird beinahe jeder Stein umgedreht. Dieser Langsamkeit fällt doch ein Teil der Spannung zum Opfer. Zum Glück gelingt es der Autorin wie immer einen Fall zu konstruieren, in dem vieles anders ist als es zu Beginn scheint, doch sind die Wege manchmal zu verschlungen. Die Frage, wer denn nun die Strafe verdient, gibt einiges an Rätseln auf. Der Fall erfährt allerdings eine Lösung, die nach der Entwirrung der Fäden, das Finale eines guten Krimis darstellt.

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MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL

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An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. She is a long-standing friend of her immediate superior officer, 'Mellow' Mallow and enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the steely Superintendent Marcus Donleavy. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence, she is currently under investigation on account of her recently deceased, and definitely corrupt husband (Ronnie Greene). But adversity has never stopped her from doing her job.

DCI Philip 'Mellow' Mallow
Mel appreciates Hillary's first-rate ability to solve her cases, and isn't happy about her harassment by the officers from York. Known for his sartorial elegance and laid-back manners, he has a sharp mind, and an eye for the ladies. A good friend and ally for Hillary in her recent tribulations, he's determined to keep his best investigator focused on the problems at hand.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS A NARROW ESCAPE

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN

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  1. Gripping - ja, wirklich!

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    Auf der einen Seite ist dieser Roman ein ziemlich traditioneller englischer Krimi. Obendrein ist er auch noch im selben Polizeidistrikt von Thames Valley angesiedelt wie Colin Dexters D.I. Morse. Auf der anderen Seite wimmelt es in diesem Krimi geradezu von faszinierenden Polizisten und Kriminellen. Und außerdem ist er einfach exzellent geschrieben!

    Die Hauptfigur ist zweifellos D.I. Hillary Greene, eine Mittvierzigerin, die denkt, sie wäre zu dick, während sie andererseits mit ihren Kurven und ihrer natürlichen Dignität den Männern den Kopf verdreht. Aber auch die anderen Charaktere sind interessant. Man bekommt immer wieder Einblicke in ihre Gedanken und Motivationen, wobei gerade die letzteren für eine eigene Spannung sorgen – entfaltet sich dort doch immer wieder eine fesselnde Nebenhandlung.
    Man könnte sagen, die Protagonisten sind das Herzstück dieses Krimis. Außerdem geht es hier viel und oft um die Befragung von Zeugen, bei der Hillary regelmäßig brilliert, denn sie hat ein ganz besonderes Talent, sich in andere einzufühlen. Bei den meisten Krimis wird so eine Befragung ja recht schnell abgehandelt, denn so etwas ist schwer zu schreiben. Im Grunde ist es aber ein sehr wichtiger Punkt bei der Polizeiarbeit. Und die Autorin schafft es tatsächlich, die Befragungen interessant zu gestalten.

    Ich habe diesen ersten Roman der D.I. Greene-Reihe sehr genossen, zumal es auch noch ein spannender Krimi mit unerwarteten Drehungen und Wendungen war. Das war bestimmt auch nicht mein letzter!
    Übrigens empfehle ich, das Buch mit einem eReader zu lesen. Es sind da so einige Abkürzungen drin, die hier bei uns eher unbekannt sind - da ist es praktisch, wenn man auf Knopfdruck ein Wörterbuch bzw. Wikipedia zur Verfügung hat. Natürlich ist es nicht wirklich schlimm, wenn man die Kürzel nicht übersetzt. Aber das Lesevergnügen wird dadurch noch ein kleines bisschen mehr erhöht.

 

The Haunted Bookshop (English Edition)

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When you sell a man a book, says Roger Mifflin, protagonist of these classic bookselling novels, "you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue you sell him a whole new life." The new life the itinerant bookman delivers to Helen McGill, the narrator of Parnassus on Wheels, provides the romantic comedy that drives the novel. Published in 1917, Morley's first love letter to the traffic in books remains a transporting entertainment. Its sequel, The Haunted Bookshop, finds Mifflin and McGill, now married, ensconced in Brooklyn. The novel's rollicking plot provides ample doses of diversion, while allowing more room for Mifflin (and Morley) to expound on the intricacy of the bookseller's art...

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  1. An enjoyable read for booklovers

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    „That’s why I call this place the Haunted Bookshop. Haunted by the ghosts of the books I haven’t read.” (Original quotation pos. 1251)

    Content:
    The main protagonists of Parnassus on Wheels, Roger Mifflin and Helen McGill, now are married and own a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn. Roger Mifflin loves books and he definitely loves the art of bookselling. When Aubrey Gilbert, a young advertising agent visits the shop, he too fells under the spell of the books – and under the spell of Miss Titania Chapman, the new apprentice. Then some strange things happen – a special book Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell, is missing, back the next day and missing again – is this bookstore really haunted?

    Theme and genre:
    This novel, published in 1919 as a sequel to Parnassus on Wheels, again is a story about books, readers, writers and literature. Again, there is also room for romantic, love and not only love for books and a mystic crime.

    Characters:
    Roger and Helen are charming and likeable, as well as Titania and the sometimes a little bit clumsy Aubrey.

    Plot and writing:
    The setting, Brooklyn just after the end of WWI, is described in a very vivid way, which makes this book an enjoyable, interesting read. A humorous authorial narrator tells the story, and the events that happen to our protagonists are unsettling but funny too.

    Conclusion:
    A book that every booklover will enjoy, but also for readers who like a good story located in a bookstore.

 

The Queen's Accomplice: A Maggie Hope Mystery

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Spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope returns to war-weary London, where she is thrust into the dangerous hunt for a monster, as the New York Times bestselling mystery series for fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry continues.

England, 1942. The Nazis’ relentless Blitz may have paused, but London’s nightly blackouts continue. Now, under the cover of darkness, a madman is brutally killing and mutilating young women in eerie and exact re-creations of Jack the Ripper’s crimes. What’s more, he’s targeting women who are reporting for duty to be Winston Churchill’s spies and saboteurs abroad. The officers at MI-5 quickly realize they need the help of special agent Maggie Hope to find the killer dubbed “the Blackout Beast.” A trap is set. But once the murderer has his sights on Maggie, not even Buckingham Palace can protect the resourceful spy from her fate.

Praise for The Queen’s Accomplice

Maggie is a thoughtful spy whose dangerous escapades never disappoint.”Kirkus Reviews

“A fine historical mystery given a feminist slant.”Booklist

“Plausible and elegant . . . Like all MacNeal’s novels, this one ends on a cliffhanger that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Maggie’s next adventure.”Shelf Awareness

“Works as a suspenseful stand-alone . . . interesting and informative . . . wartime London is vividly portrayed . . . recommended for those who like their historical mysteries with a large dose of suspense.”Historical Novel Society

“For those who are Maggie Hope diehards, this latest in the series is sure to satisfy.”Reviewing the Evidence

“MacNeal’s meticulous research shines through on every page, and pays off with a wartime atmosphere that feels real.”Crimespree Magazine

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The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy (English Edition)

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Seeking to get out from under the shadow of his famous father, Dr. John Watson, and his father's even more famous friend, Sherlock Holmes, young Thomas Watson signs on as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia -- a city that rivals Al Capone's Chicago for its crime and corruption. Now Thomas suddenly finds himself caught up in the biggest story of his career: a suspicious explosion at a speakeasy, which kills the owner and his card-playing buddies.

From the scanty clues that Thomas compiles, he and Sherlock's older brother, Mycroft, set out to solve the case. But can the pair uncover the truth and reveal the killer before one or both become the next victim?

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  1. Sherlocks Patensohn

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    Klappentext:
    Seeking to get out from under the shadow of his famous father, Dr. John Watson, and his father's even more famous friend, Sherlock Holmes, young Thomas Watson signs on as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia -- a city that rivals Al Capone's Chicago for its crime and corruption. Now Thomas suddenly finds himself caught up in the biggest story of his career: a suspicious explosion at a speakeasy, which kills the owner and his card-playing buddies.
    From the scanty clues that Thomas compiles, he and Sherlock's older brother, Mycroft, set out to solve the case. But can the pair uncover the truth and reveal the killer before one or both become the next victim?

    Rezension:
    Thomas Watson, der Sohn von Sherlock Holmesʼ berühmten Gefährten John Watson, ist nach Amerika ausgewandert und arbeitet dort als Journalist. Seine Arbeit besteht überwiegend darin, Nachrufe zu verfassen. So bekommt er eines Tages auch die Todesmeldung seines eigenen Vaters auf den Schreibtisch. Später auf dem Heimweg wird er Zeuge einer Explosion in einer Bar – einer illegalen Bar, denn wir befinden uns im Amerika der Prohibitionszeit. Und als er schließlich in seiner kleinen Wohnung ankommt, erwartet ihn auch noch ein unerwarteter Gast: der alternde Mycroft Holmes.
    Jeder Leser des Klappentextes dürfte in diesem Buch wohl eine Detektivgeschichte nach dem Muster von Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock-Holmes-Abenteuern erwarten. Leider führt diese Erwartungshaltung ins Leere. Dieses Buch beschreibt beinahe ausschließlich Thomas Watsons Leben als relativ erfolgloser Reporter. Die Aufklärung der Explosion kann man dabei fast nur als Nebenhandlung bezeichnen.
    Was kann man zu diesem Buch ansonsten sagen? Sicher ist es stilistisch nicht schlecht geschrieben, wirkliche Spannung kommt allerdings kaum auf. Leider wird der Leser durch die Verwendung der Namen Doyles berühmter Helden in eine völlig falsche Erwartungshaltung versetzt, die dieses Buch nicht einmal ansatzweise erfüllen kann.

    Fazit:
    Vorsicht Mogelpackung! Mit Abenteuern à la Sherlock Holmes hat der Inhalt dieses Buches nur sehr wenig Ähnlichkeit.

    Alle meine Rezensionen jetzt auch zentral im Eisenacher Rezi-Center: rezicenter.wordpress.com

 

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen

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Follow Holmes and Watson as they traverse the streets of London and take on cases from the most unlikely of clients in these thirteen short mysteries. 

In Val Andrews’ Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen you will find marvellous tales of intrigue and mystery....   
The Lobster Quadrille
Colonel Archibald Fanshawe, from Watson’s Afghanistan days, bumps into his old comrade and proceeds to invite Watson and Holmes for dinner with him and his wife. As the dinner is in full swing and the main course gets underway it is apparent to Holmes that something is afoot after Fanshawe falls gravely ill at dinner…

The Gantry Point Wreckers
Take a trip away from Baker Street whilst Holmes recuperates on doctor’s orders and has some well-earned rest in the North Devon town of Bideford. Not too long after arriving in the town Holmes’ rested mind begins to work overtime as he soon begins unravelling the mystery of sinking ships in the next town along.

Sherlock Holmes and the Gypsy Switch
Mrs Joan Moran’s trip out to Streatham to ogle at Middle Eastern oddities culminates in a new case for Holmes and Watson. They must discover how her husband, who has been dead for some time, is able to gift her with gold coins from beyond the grave in this chilling tale.

The Kinema Mystery
In an unusual case Holmes must save the owner of several kinemas from a thief who is able to walk through walls and disappear without a trace. Leaving in their wake a series of robberies targeting the kinema owner and stealing valuable objects, Holmes must use all his nous to solve this case.

The Baker Street Conjurer
George Dean, proprietor and owner of the tavern ‘Cold Cut and Tankard’ requires the help of Holmes and Watson to ascertain how a conjurer who entertains his paying guests may or may not be magically stealing his earnings from right under his nose.

Plus many more stories.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozenis a new collection from Val Andrews that is packed full of vibrant tales of London’s finest detective.


Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini's novels. 

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  1. Holmes light

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    Join one of the world’s greatest detectives and his assistant as they help to solve the unsolvable with Lestrade and his team at the metropolitan police.
    Follow Holmes and Watson as they traverse the streets of London and take on cases from the most unlikely of clients in these thirteen short mysteries. 
     In Val Andrews’ Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen you will find marvellous tales of intrigue and mystery....   

    The Lobster Quadrille
    Colonel Archibald Fanshawe, from Watson’s Afghanistan days, bumps into his old comrade and proceeds to invite Watson and Holmes for dinner with him and his wife. As the dinner is in full swing and the main course gets underway it is apparent to Holmes that something is afoot after Fanshawe falls gravely ill at dinner…

    The Gantry Point Wreckers
    Take a trip away from Baker Street whilst Holmes recuperates on doctor’s orders and has some well-earned rest in the North Devon town of Bideford. Not too long after arriving in the town Holmes’ rested mind begins to work overtime as he soon begins unravelling the mystery of sinking ships in the next town along.

    Sherlock Holmes and the Gypsy Switch
    Mrs Joan Moran’s trip out to Streatham to ogle at Middle Eastern oddities culminates in a new case for Holmes and Watson. They must discover how her husband, who has been dead for some time, is able to gift her with gold coins from beyond the grave in this chilling tale.

    The Kinema Mystery
    In an unusual case Holmes must save the owner of several kinemas from a thief who is able to walk through walls and disappear without a trace. Leaving in their wake a series of robberies targeting the kinema owner and stealing valuable objects, Holmes must use all his nous to solve this case.

    The Baker Street Conjurer
    George Dean, proprietor and owner of the tavern ‘Cold Cut and Tankard’ requires the help of Holmes and Watson to ascertain how a conjurer who entertains his paying guests may or may not be magically stealing his earnings from right under his nose.

    Plus many more stories.

    Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen is a new collection from Val Andrews that is packed full of vibrant tales of London’s finest detective.

    Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini's novels. 

    Rezension:
    Da die Urheberrechte Arthur Conan Doyles bekanntlich schon seit einer ganzen Reihe von Jahren abgelaufen sind, findet sich mittlerweile eine größere Anzahl ‚neuer‘ Sherlock-Holmes-Abenteuer anderer Schriftsteller auf dem Markt. (Wobei in dieser Betrachtung die Geschichten, die Holmes’ Abenteuer in die heutige Zeit verlegen oder in anderer Weise bewusst stark von der Vorlage abweichen, ausgeklammert bleiben sollen.) Wie die meisten Autoren derartiger Werke versucht auch Val Andrews in der vorliegenden Kurzgeschichtensammlung den Stil des Originals zu treffen. Was ihm – wenn man den Sprachstil betrachtet – weitgehend gelingt.
    Nicht ganz so gut treffen die in seinen Geschichten beschriebenen Fälle das originale Holmes-Feeling. Während Sherlock Holmes und sein nicht wegzudenkender Helfer Watson bei Arthur Conan Doyle fast ausschließlich Klienten aus der Ober- oder zumindest der gehobenen Mittelschicht zu helfen haben und die niedrigeren Bevölkerungsschichten höchstens als Zeugen aus der Dienerschaft vorkommen, spielen sich viele der hier abgehandelten Fälle eher im Milieu der einfachen Leute ab. Auch was die Raffinesse der zu untersuchenden Taten angeht, reichen die hier dargestellten Fälle meist nicht an das Original heran. Dass beispielsweise ein Trickbetrüger einen unauffälligen Helfer hat, ist nun wirklich keine überraschende Wendung. In einem anderen der Fälle hat Watson ‚zufällig‘ keine Zeit, persönlich dabei zu sein, und bekommt die (auch hier nicht sonderlich überraschende) Auflösung nur von Holmes erzählt.
    Fans des Detektivgespanns aus dem viktorianischen England bieten diese Kurzgeschichten eine leichte Zwischendurch-Unterhaltung, ohne die eigenen grauen Zellen zu sehr anstrengen zu müssen – englische Sprachkenntnisse selbstverständlich vorausgesetzt. Zu hohe Erwartungen sollte der Leser allerdings nicht stellen.

    Fazit:
    Diese ‚Neo-Holmes‘-Abenteuer eignen sich als leichte Bettlektüre für Fans des wahrscheinlich berühmtesten Detektivs der Literaturgeschichte.

 

Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel, Book 18

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George offers the latest in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story featuring fan favorite Barbara Havers.

Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help - Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn't on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.

Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won't get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands. As she attempts to navigate the complicated waters of doing anything for the case against her superior's orders, her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, is dispatched to Italy as the liaison between the Italian police and Hadiyyah's distraught parents.

In time, both Barbara and Lynley discover that the case is far more complex than just a kidnapping, revealing secrets about Angelina; her new lover, Lorenzo; and even Azhar - secrets Barbara may not be willing to accept. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she's willing to go to protect it.

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Only The Innocent

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Every moment of Sir Hugo Fletcher’s life has been chronicled in the British press: his privileged upbringing, his high-profile charity work to end human trafficking—even his two marriages. But when the billionaire philanthropist is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera.

Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her husband dead and her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Especially when Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. Laura always knew she wasn’t the only woman in Hugo’s life. And she knows she wasn’t the only one with a motive to kill.

The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details about Hugo Fletcher he uncovers. And yet nothing compares to the secret Laura guards, a secret that could bring the guilty to justice—or destroy an innocent life forever.

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Something Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 3) (English Edition)

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SOMETHING OLD...



Anthony Hetheridge, ninth baron of Wellegrave and chief superintendent for New Scotland Yard, will marry Kate Wakefield in three weeks. It's inevitable-the invitations are out, the flowers are ordered, the cake is chosen. But murder waits for no man, and no wedding.



SOMETHING NEW...


In London's prestigious West End, a disgraced CEO has been murdered at Hotel Nonpareil, an exclusive destination. No one, it seems, liked Michael Martin Hughes. Not his estranged wife, Thora, or his defiant son, Griffin. Not Hotel Nonpareil's manager, its head of security, or perhaps even the other two women in Hughes's life: his future bride, Arianna, or his secret girlfriend, Riley. Still more ominously, before Hughes died, he incurred the wrath of a potentially more unforgiving foe: Sir Duncan Godington, longtime nemesis of both CS Hetheridge and DS Deepal "Paul" Bhar.



SOMETHING BORROWED...



For the first time, CS Hetheridge, Kate and Bhar find themselves under tremendous pressure to uncover the killer in the shortest time frame ever. Has Scotland Yard, not to mention Downing Street, lost confidence in Hetheridge? Will the murder conviction rest on hard forensic evidence, a mountain of circumstantial details, or an impulsive theft? Find out by returning to the world of ICE BLUE and BLUE MURDER in SOMETHING BLUE, the third mystery featuring Lord Hetheridge, Kate Wakefield and Paul Bhar.

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Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel (Inspector Lynley Mysteries)

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Just One Evil Act #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before. Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help--Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name ... Full description

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Verlag: Dutton
EAN:9780525952961
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