By A. C. Baantjer
Op het politiebureau aan de Warmoesstraat doet makelaar Van Vlaanderen aangifte van diefstal van juwelen ter waarde van een miljoen gulden. Zonder het geringste spoortje van braak is zijn unieke antieke juwelenverzameling verdwenen uit de kluis in zijn huis aan de Herengracht. Het verhaal klinkt ongeloofwaardig, maar rechercheur De Cock wil aan de zaak beginnen. Dan rinkelt de telefoon. Vledder neemt op en luistert. Met een bleek gezicht wendt hij zich tot zijn leermeester. 'Je kunt jouw onderzoek naar de juwelen voorlopig wel vergeten.' 'Hoezo?' 'Er ligt een dode clown aan de voet van de Schreierstoren.' Even later staren De Cock en Vledder door de roestige spijlen van een ijzeren hek naar beneden. Vlak boven het water van de gracht is het smalle vlondertje bijna geheel bedekt met een glanzend wit clownspak. Even boven het midden steekt een vervaarlijk groot mes in een onregelmatige kring donkerrood bloed. De Cock staat voor raadsels. Maar het is zijn beroep, om niet te zeggen zijn roeping, raadsels als deze op te lossen.
By Kathryn Fox
THE 7th CRIME NOVEL within the extraordinary ANYA CRICHTON sequence - a major RIVAL TO PATRICIA CORNWELL'S DR KAY SCARPETTA.
whilst forensic pathologist Dr Anya Crichton reveals a useless baby coated in blood and filled right into a toy field, her options instantly flip to homicide. Then the submit mortem finds that the woman died from a dangerous bacterial an infection caused by nutrients poisoning. yet does that suggest Anya can rule out foul play?
Anya used to be in simple terms intended to be in Tasmania for a convention and to go to her mom, but if extra humans fall ailing, together with her father's cousin, Anya turns into in detail eager about the case. whilst, her mom - with whom Anya has consistently had a tough dating ever considering her little sister Miriam went lacking thirty years in the past - is appearing surprisingly, speaking approximately conspiracies and showing vintage symptoms of dementia.
As Anya offers together with her more and more paranoid mom, she is usually racing to find the resource of the deadly bacterial an infection. yet Anya's investigations into the close-knit Tasmanian agricultural neighborhood the place the tainted nutrition originated quickly placed her in grave probability as anyone attempts to kill her. because the deaths pile up, Anya's seek leads her to an previous homicide case, and shortly it turns into transparent that her circle of relatives is towards risk than ever earlier than. yet will Anya be ready to realize the reality in the back of the poisoning and unmask the killer in time to save lots of them, and herself?
By Randy Wayne White
The prior comes disconcertingly alive for document Ford, in a sequence that keeps to develop in attractiveness and acclaim.
Randy Wayne White's Ten Thousand Islands was once "one of the main pleasant thrillers in contemporary memory" wrote the Chicago Tribune, and the starred assessment in Publishers Weekly stated, "Of all of the writers [in] the Florida mayhem increase, in basic terms White can declare to have created a sequence hero to check Hemingway's memorable outdoorsmen and John D. MacDonald's much-missed Travis McGee." And now White has created his such a lot electrifying novel yet.
On a operating holiday to Guava Key, marine biologist document Ford notices woman joggers who stick with a similar course whilst each day. He can't aid considering how effortless it'd be for a predator to notice them, too. because it seems, he isn't the single one. There appear to be an increasing number of predators those days.
Forced to step in, Ford unearths himself excited by a narrative of intrigue and revenge that turns into extra harmful with each turn-and a few of them hit beautiful with regards to domestic. upload to Bahamian relative he by no means knew he had, a letter resulting in a treasure that could or won't exist, and a few earlier historical past that turns into very alarmingly current, and his lifestyles has without notice develop into very complex. let alone the possibility of his dying. . . .
Filled with crackling strength and surroundings, and a few of the easiest suspense characters in fiction, Shark River is a triumph of storytelling.
By Iris Johansen
Eve Duncan's undertaking in existence is to carry closure to the households who've skilled the ache of a lacking baby. As a forensic sculptor, she is ready to piece jointly bones, create a face, and produce an identification to a baby who could have differently long gone unidentified. Eve is marvelous, pushed, and tormented―because her personal daughter, Bonnie, used to be taken from her years in the past. yet now, with the aid of a CIA agent, Eve has exposed a few startling new proof: a guy with a connection to Bonnie that have been all yet buried. His identify is John Gallo. he is from Eve's personal previous. His whereabouts are unknown. And he may simply be the lacking piece to the puzzle that has haunted Eve for years…
By Rex Stout
A repackaged Nero Wolfe mystery--the excellent better half for a person who savors an excellent homicide served up with actual aptitude. gains an advent via famous author Randy Russell and never-before-published memorabilia from the lifetime of Rex Stout.
By James Ellroy
We're at the back of, and lower than, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the underworld that connects Miami, l. a., Chicago, D.C. . . .
Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and diverse unfastened cannons conspire in a covert anarchy . . .
Where the precise medications, the correct amount of money, the ideal homicide, buys a second of a man's loyalty . . .
Where 3 renegade law-enforcement officers--a former L.A. cop and FBI agents--are shaping occasions with the virulence in their greed and hatred, using full-blast shotgun into historical past. . . .
James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of truth, blistering language, and constant narrative velocity are the following in electrifying abundance, placed to paintings in a singular as surprising and bold as whatever he is written: a mystery background that zeroes in on a time nonetheless shrouded in secrets and techniques and blows it huge open.
By Richard Price
The prestigious writer of Clockers promises his so much compelling and entire novel to date.
A white girl, her fingers gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and pronounces that she has simply been carjacked through a black guy. yet then comes the scary twist: Her younger son used to be asleep within the again seat, and he has now disappeared into the night.
So starts Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a story set at the comparable turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to enquire the case of Brenda Martin's lacking baby is detective Lorenzo Council, a neighborhood son of the very housing undertaking unique because the scene of the crime. below a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out look for the kidnapped boy, at the same time he quietly explores a special threat: Does Brenda Martin recognize much more approximately her son's disappearance than she's admitting?
Right at the back of Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an bold younger reporter from the city's night paper. shortly, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding anything. Relentlessly, she works her approach into the distraught mother's fragile global, befriending her at the same time she seems to be for the opportunity to damage the most important tale of her career.
As the hunt for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial pressure among Dempsey and its generally white neighbor, Gannon. And while the Gannon police arrest a black guy from Dempsey and claim him a suspect, the animosity among the 2 towns threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the temper turning more and more grotesque, Lorenzo needs to take determined measures to resolve Brenda Martin's story.
At as soon as a suspenseful secret and an excellent portrait of 2 towns locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland finds the center of the city American experience--dislocated, livid, yearning--as by no means prior to. Richard fee has created a colourful, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose photographs will stay lengthy after the ultimate, devastating pages.
By Per Wahlöö
The chilling 3rd novel within the Martin Beck secret sequence via the the world over well known crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and in step with Wahlöö, unearths Martin Beck investigating a string of kid murders.In the as soon as peaceable parks of Stockholm, a killer is stalking younger ladies and disposing their our bodies. town is on aspect, and an undercurrent of worry has gripped its citizens. Martin Beck, now a superintendent, has attainable witnesses: a silent, stone-cold mugger and a mute 3 12 months outdated boy. With the possibility of one other homicide becoming as on a daily basis passes, the police strength paintings evening and day. yet their efforts have provided little perception into the method of the killer. Then reminiscence resurfaces in Beck's brain, and he may have the holiday he wishes.
A deadly capturing that moves too with regards to domestic leaves PI Derek unusual made up our minds to discover the killer - regardless of the price. From one of many award-winning writers of THE twine. Set in darkest, downtown Washington, Hell to Pay starts with Quinn and weird facing the standard detritus of the world's so much violent urban - an inclination cop and a lacking teenage-girl-turned-hooker - yet then a mindless dying on a sunny afternoon shakes even Derek Strange's life. A sufferer shot down through bullets intended for one more; a sad twist of fate that moves simply too on the subject of domestic. Strange's grief is all-consuming and he swears to trace down and break the killers - ghetto sort. yet as he throws himself deeper and deeper into the search, he has to invite questions of himself and his international that he might relatively no longer.
By J. D. Robb
From number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a stunning new novel within the futuristic series... a daunting new trojan horse is spreading and it is familiar with no boundaries...
Louie Cogburn had spent 3 days holed up in his house, gazing his video display. His pounding headache was once unbearable... like spikes drilling into his mind. And it was once getting worse. ultimately, while anyone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and began swinging...
The first cop at the scene fired his stunner two times and Louie died immediately. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the research, yet there is not anything to give an explanation for the man's surprising rage or demise. the single clue is a weird and wonderful message left on his display screen: Absolute Purity Achieved.
And while a moment guy dies below approximately exact situations, Dallas begins racking her mind for solutions and for braveness to stand the impossible... that this may be a working laptop or computer virus capable of unfold from laptop to man...