The Last Hunt is a full-length, satisfying, twisting-and-turning thriller featuring Deon Meyer’s beloved investigative duo, Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido. The narrative shuttles between Meyer’s native South Africa, Bordeaux, and Paris. Griessel and Cupido encounter South Africa’s increasing corruption at the highest levels of government while investigating a former state police officer’s possible murder on a cross-country luxury train. Meanwhile, in Bordeaux, a former Apartheid freedom fighter must face the ghosts of his own past even as he tries to leave it behind him. These two storylines collide in a surprising and dramatic denouement. This is a brave and deeply political book, pulling no punches as it speaks to the endemic corruption in former President Jacob Zuma’s government. No legal action has been taken against Meyer, who cleverly resists naming anyone, though the implications are clear.Meyer’s previous book, The Woman in the Blue Cloak, received excellent reviews from Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times Book Review and Tom Nolan in the Wall Street Journal. It offered fans of the Griessel series a sweet but brief treat, and The Last Hunt will appeal to readers hungry for his longer mind-bending plot. Meyer’s novels have been awarded many prizes around the world: the Deutsche Krimi Prize in Germany, the ATKV Prize in South Africa, and Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique in France. Meyer’s most recent full-length Griessel thriller, Icarus, was shortlisted for the 2016 CWA International Dagger Award and the Nielson Booksellers’ Choice Award. It was named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe and Financial Times. Meyer is a world-class thriller writer. He writes gripping books with inventive plots, realistic characters, and universal themes. He has a devoted and growing following with avid fans across the crime community, including luminaries such as Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Wilbur Smith, Tess Gerritsen, and Grove Atlantic’s own Thomas Perry. An international bestseller, Meyer’s books have been published in 27 languages and have sold almost 150,000 copies in all formats in the U.S. alone. The Last Hunt has already been a bestseller in France, Germany, and Holland.Meyer has many fans among indie booksellers. We’ll get early quotes from several.
All of Donna Leon’s recent Brunetti books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List. Leon’s latest, Earthly Remains, debuted at #12. 2016’s The Waters of Eternal Youth reached #10, and her previous book, Falling in Love, debuted at #5 in hardcover fiction, her highest debut ever. By Its Cover and The Golden Egg, books 22 and 23, both reached #7.
Earthly Remains was also an Amazon Best Book of the Month (Mystery) and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Leon recently appeared on the cover of Mystery Scene, for which she provided an in-depth interview in support of the US publication of Earthly Remains.
Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries have sold more than two million copies in North America.
In recent years Donna Leon’s sales and critical esteem have only risen. These are fantastic books that just keep getting better.
Donna Leon has been named one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers of all time by both Time and the Times of London.
Leon has fans everywhere; Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a close friend and supporter, and both Hillary Clinton and R.L. Stine named Leon as a favorite writer in the New York Times Book Review’s “By the Book” section.
An e-original novella from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance, featuring a sneak peek of the next J. P. Beaumont novel, Proof of Life
Since the disbanding of the Special Homicide Investigation Team, J. P. Beaumont’s biggest concern is pondering whether he and his wife Mel should finally get a dog. But one voicemail from his old friend Ralph Ames is about to change that. Through Ralph, Beau has become involved in an organization called The Last Chance, which enlists a number of retired homicide investigators to tackle long-unsolved cold cases. The one that has just landed on Beau’s plate is a thirty-year-old missing persons case.
The facts are muddy at best; Janice Marie Harrison’s car was found abandoned near a bridge, and scratched in the dirt nearby was the word “sorry.” It’s possible her death was a suicide, but her body was never found. And as Beau begins to investigate, he discovers that no one connected to Janice—not her once-all-star football player widower, Anders; not her long-grieving sister, Estelle; not sheriff Gavin Loper, who was deputy sheriff at the time of Janice’s disappearance; and not Anders’s second wife Betsy—is exactly what they seem. The question is, which of them knows the truth?
And why have they kept it buried?
An assault on a pediatrician reveals a web of corruption and deception in the New York Times–bestselling, Silver Dagger Award–winning series. When Commissario Brunetti is summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital bed of a senior pediatrician, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men—a young Carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town—have burst into the doctor’s apartment in the middle of the night, attacked him, and taken away his eighteen-month-old baby boy. What could have motivated an assault by the forces of the state so violent it has left the doctor mute? Who would have authorized such an alarming operation? At the same time, Brunetti’s colleague Inspector Vianello discovers a moneymaking scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. But it appears as if one of the pharmacists is after more than money . . . This is a smart, suspenseful novel in the series set in a beautifully realized Venice, a glorious city seething with small-town vice. “Leon deserves her place not only with the finest international crime writers (Michael Dibdin and Henning Mankell, for example) but also with literary novelists who explore the agonies of the everyday (Margaret Drabble and Anne Tyler, among others).” —Booklist
Sometimes friendship can be murder... It's the weekend of Clarisse's bridal party, a trip the girls have all been looking forward to. Then, on the day of their flight, Tamsyn, the maid of honour, suddenly backs out. Upset and confused, they try to make the most of the stunning, isolated seaside house they find themselves in. But, there is a surprise in store - Tamsyn has organised a murder mystery, a sinister game in which they must discover a killer in their midst. As tensions quickly boil over, it becomes clear to them all that there are some secrets that won't stay buried...WINNER OF THE DEVIANT MINDS CRIME THRILLER PRIZE 2018READERS LOVE THE BRIDAL PARTY!"Dark, gritty, edge of your seat, addictive reading at its best" Karen, Netgalley"A chilling, sinister, intense thriller" Nicki, Netgalley
Jack Taggart, an undercover Mountie, lives in a world where the good guys and the bad guys change places in a heartbeat. Taggart is very good at what he does. Too good to be playing by the rules, so the brass assign a new partner to spy on him.
Taggart’s new partner discovers a society dependent upon unwritten rules. To break these rules is to lose respect, and to lose respect is to lose one’s life. Loose Ends is is a tale of violence, corruption, and retribution, but it is also a story of honour and respect.
During a kachina ceremony at the Tano Pueblo, the antics of a dancing koshare fill the air with tension. Moments later, the clown is found bludgeoned to death, in the same manner a reservation schoolteacher was killed only days before.
Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believe that answers lie in the sacred clown's final cryptic message to the Tano people. But to decipher it, the two Navajo policemen may have to delve into closely guarded tribal secrets—on a sinister trail of blood that links a runaway, a holy artifact, corrupt Indian traders, and a pair of dead bodies.
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