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The Eighth Detective: A Novel
Title The Eighth Detective: A Novel
Author
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Release DateAugust 4, 2020
Category Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Total Pages 291 pages
ISBN 1234567890
Book Rating 5 out of 5 from 1986 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

"Dizzying, dazzling… When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "One of the most innovative mysteries in recent memory." - The Wall Street Journal There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked all the rules out – and wrote seven perfect detective stories to demonstrate. But that was thirty years ago. Now Grant lives in seclusion on a remote Mediterranean island, counting the rest of his days. Until Julia Hart, a brilliant, ambitious editor knocks on his door. Julia wishes to republish his book, and together they must revisit those old stories: an author hiding from his past and an editor keen to understand it. But there are things in the stories that don’t add up. Inconsistencies left by Grant that a sharp-eyed editor begins to suspect are more than mistakes. They may be clues, and Julia finds herself with a mystery of her own to solve. Alex Pavesi's The Eighth Detective is a love letter to classic detective stories with a modern twist, where nothing is as it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules.

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Bubbles of cold sweat trickled down Faye’s spine. The hole wasn’t empty. Before she could turn and run, she caught the two sightless eyes staring up at her. Only then did she scream. When Faye Baker discovers a fragile child’s skull behind the walls of her new home, Detective Lottie Parker is called to investigate. The house has been owned for years by the family of Faye’s boyfriend Jeff, so when Jeff starts acting suspiciously, Lottie wonders what he might be hiding… Lottie doesn’t have long to dig deeper before a child’s bones are found by eleven-year-old Gavin on nearby railway tracks. The bones don’t match the small skull behind the walls, but Lottie can’t ignore the coincidence. Someone out there must be missing their loved ones and it’s up to her to put right a terrible wrong. Unable to shake a feeling of foreboding, Lottie goes to speak to Faye, and discovers that she hasn’t turned up for work. When Faye’s body is found stuffed in the back of her car, Lottie needs to find out who wanted her to keep quiet. As Lottie hunts for Faye’s killer, the case takes a darker turn when Gavin goes missing. Faye and Gavin are connected only by the grisly body parts they discovered. But who are these little victims and why has their killer come back? Can Lottie find the answers before another precious life is taken? This thrilling new novel from bestselling author Patricia Gibney will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. If you like Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll love Buried Angels. What everyone is saying about Patricia Gibney: ‘Breathtaking… I was invested in and addicted to this storyline from the very beginning… Twists and turns, blind alleys and red herrings one after the other. It was an absolute certain page-turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘AMAZING, BRILLIANT, THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG LONG TIME!!! It's not often I've been left speechless after reading a book but this time I was!!!… From the very start I was gripped and couldn't put it down!!!… If I could have given it ten stars I would have!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Hoo boy, can Patricia Gibney spin a tale!… The opening chapter alone is like a kick to the stomach and from that moment on, I already knew this was going to be another corker of a book!… It’s dark, disturbing and heartbreaking.’ Novel Deelights, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OH WOW what an addictive page turner!!… Broken Souls is particularly brilliant!! And that ending… no way did I see that one coming!!… How I cried!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG it is a cracking book!!… Patricia Gibney is my favourite author at the moment and my best find of the year – this book was fantastic and I cannot recommend it highly enough.’ Donna's Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Dark and gripping… So many heart-stopping moments that had me holding my breath… Guaranteed to set your pulse racing. I was totally hooked.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Edgar Award winner: Investigating a crooked cop, a private detective gets too close to the case. The investigators of the Conmy-Kirk detective agency don’t work in trench coats, drink on the job, or carry pistols. They are researchers who comb newspapers and government records in search of the tiny details that could make or break their clients’ fortunes. It is painstaking and unromantic, but as co-owner Murray Kirk is about to learn, those details can mean the difference between life and death. The district attorney is cracking down on corruption in the NYPD, and the search is spreading like wildfire, forcing hundreds of policemen to resign in disgrace. When Conmy-Kirk is hired to clear the name of one of the accused, Kirk finds himself falling for his client’s daughter, a moral infraction that draws him deeper into the city’s underworld than he ever wanted to slip. This work isn’t like it is in the movies—if Murray Kirk catches a bullet, he’ll stay dead.

A Dark Sin by J M Dalgliesh

Title A Dark Sin
Author J M Dalgliesh
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-06
Category
Total Pages 318
ISBN 1800809980
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a body is discovered on Roydon Common lying beneath a Hangman's noose, DI Tom Janssen and his team must work to discover who he was and how he came to die there.

Sins For Father Knox by Josef Skvorecky

Title Sins for Father Knox
Author Josef Skvorecky
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 1991
Category Fiction
Total Pages 268
ISBN 0393307875
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eva Adam, a nightclub singer and garrulous meddler in other people's affairs, tours worldwide, each stop comprising a single story and a single crime, and each story violates one of Father Ronald A. Knox's rules for writing detective fiction

Crossing The Line by Kerry Wilkinson

Title Crossing the Line
Author Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2014-09-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781447247883
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Kindle number one bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson, Crossing the Line is a darkly gripping novel where Jessica Daniel faces her toughest investigation yet. Long before Jessica Daniel became a police detective, Manchester was a ghost city after dark. Fear ruled as people were afraid to be out by themselves, the notorious Stretford Slasher terrorizing its inhabitants. Now, twenty-five years on and the media are feeling nostalgic. But Jessica has a new case to worry about. Apparent strangers are being targeted in broad daylight, the attacker unworried about being caught. If only Jessica and her team could track him down . . . It's the coldest spring in memory and Jessica has old friends to look out for, plus secrets – so many secrets – that should have long been buried. Continue this thrilling crime series with Scarred for Life.

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