By Peter Tremayne
In A.D. 664, King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to listen to debate among the Roman and Celtic Christian church buildings and judge which will be granted primacy in his nation. At stake is way various disputed issues of formality; Oswy's selection may perhaps have an effect on the survival of both church within the Saxon kingdoms. while the Abbess Etain, a number one speaker for the Celtic church, is located murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction. with a view to diffuse the tensions that threaten to erupt into civil struggle, Oswy turns to Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church (Irish and an suggest for the Brehon court docket) and Brother Eadulf of the Roman church (from east Anglia and of a family members of hereditary magistrates) to discover the killer. yet as extra murders happen and a treasonous plot opposed to Oswy matures, Fidelma and Eadulf quickly locate themselves operating out of time.
By Carl Sifakis
Prepared crime is the best legal phenomenon of our time. From Al Capone, who boldly claimed his bootlegging actions have been a public provider, to John Gotti, the "Teflon don" who died in criminal, those criminals have garnered headlines and captured the general public mind's eye with their flamboyant existence and colourful attitudes. Immortalized in books, video clips, and well known tv indicates just like the Sopranos and starting to be Up Gotti, those gangsters, godfathers, hitmen, and dons have taken their position in felony mythology, however the truth in their underworld endeavors is whatever completely diverse. The Mafia Encyclopedia, 3rd variation offers a complete survey of the mob's so much influential perpetrators and personalities, together with their hangouts and hideaways, their performs for energy, their schemes and crimes, and their detailed tradition and jargon. greater than a hundred illustrations nearly 500 entries, and a chronology bust the Mafia myths with an unflinching examine the brutal, sin-laden, and weird tradition and characters of geared up crime.
By Michael Lister
By Pieter Aspe
Terwijl Brugge zich opmaakt voor Hibrugia, een prestigieuze tentoonstelling over Spaanse schilderkunst, waar ook de 'Guernica' van Picasso te zien zal zijn, wordt commissaris Van In geconfronteerd met een extraordinary afrekening in het Minnewaterpark, een plek waar homo's elkaar in het geniep ontmoeten. Het slachtoffer, Jos Viaene, wordt afgetuigd door twee onbekenden en naar het ziekenhuis overgebracht, waar hij de volgende dag wordt vermoord. Als later blijkt dat Viaene als beveiligingsagent van de Brugse musea de blauwdrukken van de alarminstallatie heeft versjacherd, wordt iedereen zenuwachtig. Als even later een onbekende Spanjaard in verdachte omstandigheden wordt neergeschoten en een paneel van Hieronymus Bosch wordt gestolen uit het Groeningemuseum, gaan de poppen aan het dansen. Van In gaat op onderzoek uit, maar in plaats van de kunstdieven te ontmaskeren komt hij op het spoor van een terroristische splintergroep van de ETA die een politieke aanslag voorbereidt...
By Jeffery Deaver
One of Kirkus Review's "Best Books of 2013"
The surprising finish is barely the start . . .
#1 bestselling writer Jeffery Deaver has created the main riveting and unique novel of the year-a race-against-the-clock secret, instructed in reverse.
THE OCTOBER LIST
Gabriela waits desperately for information of her kidnapped daughter.
At final, the door opens.
But it is not the negotiators. it isn't the FBI.
It's the kidnapper.
And he has a gun.
How did it come to this?
Two days in the past, Gabriela's existence used to be general. Then, all of the sudden, she will get notice that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay part 1000000 money and discover a mysterious rfile often called the "October checklist" inside 30 hours, or she'll by no means see her baby back.
A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that spread from its dramatic climax again to its awesome starting, THE OCTOBER record is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, creative best.
By Ian Rankin
A reliable Hanging comprises twelve outstanding, gritty tales starring Detective Inspector John Rebus in his domestic urban of Edinburgh, as in simple terms Ian Rankin can painting it: not only the tearooms and cobbled streets of the vacationer brochures, yet a contemporary city city with a whole variety of criminals and their victims--blackmailers, peeping Toms, and multiple type of assassin. it is a urban like several different, a urban that provides beginning to crimes of ardour, injuries, and long-hidden jealousy, and a urban within which legal minds locate all of it too effortless to vanish into the shadows. As committed readers of the sequence good comprehend, no one is best built to delve into Edinburgh's again alleys and smoky pubs than Rebus, and not anyone larger capable of light up his global than Ian Rankin.
By Jeffery Deaver
Taylor Lockwood spends her days operating as a paralegal in a single of recent York’s preeminent Wall road legislation companies and her nights taking part in jazz piano at any place she will be able to. however the rhythm of her existence is disrupted while legal professional Mitchell Reece requests her assist in finding a stolen rfile which can price him not just the multimillion-dollar case he’s protecting yet his occupation to boot.
Eager to catch up with to this good-looking, fabulous, and intensely deepest guy, Taylor symptoms on...only to discover that as she delves deeper and deeper into what is going on in the back of closed doorways at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers greater than she desires to know--including a plentitude of secrets and techniques destructive sufficient to damage careers and hazardous adequate to push a person to devote homicide. but who's in a position to going to that severe? together with her lifestyles at the line, Taylor is set to benefit the deadly answer....
By Peter Tremayne
By Malcolm Mackay
How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was once the simplest at what he does. considerate. effective. Ruthless. yet is he nonetheless the best?
A new task. A goal. yet whatever is set to head horribly incorrect. anyone goes to finish up dead.
Most gunmen say so long to the area with a bang. Frank’s nonetheless right here. He’s lasted longer than he must have . ..
The breathtaking, devastating sequel to lauded debut the required demise of Lewis wintry weather, How a Gunman Says see you later will plunge the reader again into the Glasgow underworld, the place felony companies battle for prominence and people stuck up in occasions are verified at each flip.
By Robert K. Elder
Some beg for forgiveness. Others declare innocence. a minimum of 3 cheer for his or her favourite soccer teams.
Death waits for us all, yet simply these sentenced to demise comprehend the day and the hour—and merely they are often definite that their final phrases may be recorded for posterity. Last phrases of the Executed provides an oral background of yank capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney.
The made from seven years of in depth study through journalist Robert okay. Elder, the booklet explores the cultural price of those ultimate statements and asks what we will research from them. We listen from either the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their phrases provide us unheard of glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the area they inhabited. prepared via period and approach to execution, those ultimate statements diversity from heartfelt to bad. a few are demands peace or cries opposed to injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; nonetheless others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by means of a few of these final phrases are caused partly through the shared humanity we can’t forget about, their reminder that all of us come to an analogous finish, despite how we arrive there.
Last phrases of the Executed
isn't really a political booklet. fairly, Elder easily asks readers to pay attention heavily to those voices that echo historical past. the result's a riveting, relocating testomony from the darkest corners of society.