TO FETCH A THIEF, the first Mutt Mysteries collection, features four novellas that have gone to the dogs. In this howling good read, canine companions help their owners solve crimes and right wrongs. These sleuths may be furry and low to the ground, but their keen senses are on high alert when it comes to sniffing out clues and digging up the truth. Make no bones about it, these pup heroes will steal your heart as they conquer ruff villains.
"Political intrigue, lost treasures, and a deadly dinner party – The Secret of Chimneys has all the essentials of a classic murder mystery tale, from the master of the genre, Agatha Christie.
Anthony Cade thinks he is signing up for an innocuous task – to deliver his friend’s memoir to a publisher, and to deliver letters to their original sender, Virginia Revel. But what begins as a simple courier task quickly transforms into mystery, as the letters and manuscript are sought after by an international thief. When the thief attempts to blackmail Virginia, he is met with an untimely demise – an event that sets off a string of murders and intrigue as all of the book’s players convene at Chimneys – a grand estate – for a house party.
Cade and his companions will have to find the murderer, discover lost treasure at the estate, and somehow navigate the politics of restoring a monarchy in Herzeslovokia to power. Who will survive to tell the story of the fateful dinner party at Chimneys? Will the treasure be found? Who is the rightful heir to the foreign throne? All of these mysteries unravel in thrilling ways that will leave listeners guessing until the last minute.
Told with Christie’s signature wit, plot twists, and dynamic characters, The Secret of Chimneys is a complex and thrilling journey that any mystery lover will enjoy. "
In Agatha Christie’s They Do It with Mirrors, the indomitable Miss Marple investigates some rather deadly doings at a rehabilitation center for delinquents.
Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate—shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.
Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger’s visit … and his murder.
The classic, gritty, and tragic tale of desperation and betrayal in Ireland that inspired John Ford’s Academy Award–winning film.Dublin, 1920s. In the aftermath of the Irish Civil War, strong but simpleminded Gypo Nolan is at the end of his rope. Desperate to escape to America with his girlfriend, all he needs is money. Meanwhile, his friend and former comrade Frankie McPhillip is a dedicated member of the IRA—and wanted by the police for murder.When Gypo informs on Frankie in exchange for twenty pounds, his path to freedom is clouded over by his own guilt. But as he squanders his newfound wealth in Dublin’s pubs and brothels, the Party seeks revenge for Frankie’s killing. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Informer is a classic of twentieth-century Irish literature with a “slowly increasing atmosphere of terror, so perfectly unfolded that the book must be ranked very highly indeed. . . . Unforgettable” (The Sunday Times).
Set in a picturesque Cape Cod town, the latest in this cozy mystery series by the Agatha Award–winning author will delight fans of Lorna Barrett's Booktown series and Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile mysteries, as bike-shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her fellow book club sleuths solve a bookstore murder.A rainy July weekend in Westham means the beaches are empty and business is dead at Mac's Bikes but couldn't be livelier inside the Rusty Anchor Pub. But come Monday morning one patron is not so lively when the chef opens up and finds a body behind the bar. It's last call for Bruce Byrne, an elderly high school teacher who's been around so long it seems like he taught everybody. When Mac's friend Flo, the librarian, makes the list of suspects, Mac gathers the Cozy Capers Book Group to clear her name. With no end in sight to the rain, the group has plenty of time to study the clues and sort through a roll call of suspects to determine who decided to teach Mr. Bryne a lesson. But with a killer desperate to cover their tracks, Mac and the group will be tested as never before . . .
Atticus Riot is left standing over a corpse holding a smoking gun. And he's just realized a dead man could get him killed. Four words hold the key to his partner's murder. Four words marking him and everyone he loves for death.Harried and hunted from all sides, Isobel and Riot uncover a web of secrets that ensnares them both. There is only one way out—a gamble so risky that their lives will never be the same.
October, 1944: For the Thousand Year Reich, time is running out. Desperate to avoid the humiliation of unconditional surrender, German intelligence launch Operation Finisterre: a last-ditch plan to enable Hitler to deny the savage logic of a war on two fronts.
Success depends on two individuals: Stefan Portisch, a German naval officer washed ashore after the loss of his U-boat and Hector Gomez, who was planted at the American atomic bomb complex. Both men will find themselves fighting for survival as Operation Finisterre plays itself out.
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