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Download E-books The Flavia de Luce Series 4-Book Bundle (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, the Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, a Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows) PDF

By Alan Bradley

Award-winning writer Alan Bradley is a grasp of the British comfortable secret, and in Flavia de Luce, he has created a wickedly smart and intrepid younger sleuth, hailed as "one of the main notable creations in fresh literature" (USA Today). Now, during this appealing e-book package, readers can stick to Flavia as she stirs up difficulty to resolve the main confounding of crimes.

The Sweetness on the backside of the Pie: it's the summer time of 1950--and on the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, Flavia de Luce, an eleven-year-old aspiring chemist with a keenness for poison, is intrigued through a sequence of inexplicable occasions: A useless poultry is located at the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia unearths a guy mendacity within the cucumber patch and watches him as he's taking his loss of life breath. For Flavia, who's either appalled and overjoyed, lifestyles starts in earnest whilst homicide involves Buckshaw.

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: Flavia de Luce, a genius at investigating murders, thinks that her days of crime-solving within the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over--until puppeteer Rupert Porson has his personal strings sizzled in an unlucky rendezvous with electrical energy. yet who'd do any such factor, and why? All clues element towards a suspicious loss of life years past and a case the neighborhood constables can't solve--without Flavia's aid. yet in getting so with reference to who's pulling the strings of this dance of loss of life, has Flavia gotten in excess of her head?

A crimson Herring with out Mustard: within the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the unflappable Flavia de Luce had requested a Gypsy girl to inform her fortune--never waiting for to later stumble around the negative soul, bludgeoned nearly to demise in her personal caravan. used to be this an act of retribution by means of these confident that the soothsayer kidnapped an area baby years in the past? because the purple herrings pile up, Flavia needs to style via clues fishy and foul to untangle darkish deeds and hazardous secrets.

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: It's Christmastime whilst a movie group arrives at Buckshaw, Flavia de Luce's cherished domestic, to shoot a film starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging snow fall, the full village of Bishop's Lacey gathers to observe Wyvern practice, but not anyone is ready for the evening's surprising end: a physique came upon strangled to dying with a size of movie. Who one of the assembled site visitors could degree this kind of chilling scene? because the typhoon worsens, Flavia needs to ferret out a killer hidden in undeniable sight.

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Download E-books The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir PDF

By Stephen Elliott

In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a infamous San Francisco homicide trial, and an electrical exploration of the self. Destined to be a vintage, The Adderall Diaries was defined by way of The Washington submit as "a severe literary paintings designed to make you notice the area as you might have by no means fairly obvious it before."

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Download E-books The Serialist: A Novel PDF

By David Gordon

A darkish and fashionable PAGE-TURNER FROM A daring NEW VOICE IN FICTION

Harry Bloch is a suffering author who pumps out pulpy serial novels—from vampire books to detective stories—under a variety of pseudonyms. yet his lifestyles starts to mimic his fiction whilst he is of the same opinion to ghostwrite the memoir of Darian Clay, long island City’s notorious picture Killer. quickly, 3 younger women occur useless, each murdered within the picture Killer’s ugly signature type, and Harry needs to play detective in a real-life homicide plot as he struggles to prevent turning into the killer’s subsequent sufferer.

Witty, irreverent, and unique, The Serialist is a love letter to books—from poetry to pornography—and evidence that fact rather should be stranger than fiction.

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Download E-books Race to Death: A Detective Ian Peterson Mystery (Detective Ian Peterson Mysteries) PDF

By Leigh Russell

A guy plummets to his demise in the course of the York Races. regardless of the big crowds, no witnesses may be able to support make sure even if the loss of life used to be a suicide or a homicide. Newly promoted, Detective Ian Peterson is plunged into the advanced case that splashes around the headlines. in the meantime the killer has began to seek his subsequent sufferer, and ahead of lengthy the physique count number raises. With strain to unravel the crimes mounting, Ian needs to set aside his own lifestyles regardless of strain from his spouse. however the killer is following the research way more intensely than Ian realizes, and time is operating out because the case unexpectedly will get much toward domestic . . .

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Download E-books The Ploughmen: A Novel PDF

By Kim Zupan

"Passionately arresting ... [Zupan's] sentences are unleashed in a livid splendor.... bleak and brilliant-the top form of book."-Minneapolis superstar Tribune

One of best evocations of existence in Western the US in contemporary reminiscence ... a robust and profoundly relocating tale concerning the heartbroken souls of girls and males who're trying to style major lives within the grassy plains of Montana."-William Kittredge, writer of Hole within the Sky

Steeped within the lonesome Montana nation, unyielding because it is gorgeous, The Ploughmen is the tale of 2 men-an getting older killer looking ahead to trial, and a afflicted younger deputy-who take a seat throughout from one another in the dead of night, speaking in the course of the bars of a county reformatory phone. John Gload is a killer so brutally adept at his craft that simply now, on the age of seventy seven, has he confronted a long term penal complex sentence. Valentine Millimaki, the low guy within the Copper County sheriff's division, is the unlucky soul who attracts the in a single day shift after Gload's arrest. quickly, although, the conversations among Gload and Millimaki develop favourite, and the bothered younger sheriff unearths himself looking suggestions from a guy he is sworn to maintain in the back of bars, a guy whose darkish previous stocks whatever crucial along with his personal. Zupan, additionally a wood worker, "writes with the precision of his exchange" (The manhattan occasions publication Review) and supplies a brand new vintage of the yank west.

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Download E-books The Great Pictorial History of World Crime (2 Volumes) PDF

By Jay Robert Nash

The colossal and mysterious international of criminals, from precedent days throughout the 21st century, is vividly captured in The nice Pictorial background of worldwide Crime. This distinctive and mind-blowing reference paintings chronicles each significant felony act from each period. A definitive reference resource to world wide crime, this exceptional survey is geared up into 16 chapters:

  • Assassination
  • Bigamy
  • Burglary
  • Cannibalism
  • Celebrity Slayings
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Gangs, Gangsters, and arranged Crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Mass Murder
  • Piracy
  • Robbery
  • Secret legal Societies
  • Serial Killers
  • Terrorism
  • Unsolved Homicides

Each bankruptcy starts with an essay that introduces the subject and offers a concise evaluation of the ancient, social, and political importance of the crime. matters are additional built crime by way of crime via descriptive entries protecting the legal acts, modus operandi, legal history info, and causes, in addition to insightful anecdotes.

In addition to being a being an important and informative ancient and sociological reference paintings, The nice Pictorial background of worldwide Crime good points greater than 2,500 illustrations. greater than a chronicle of chilling occasions, those volumes offer gripping studying for an individual drawn to precise crime, legislation enforcement, criminology, and felony justice.

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Download E-books Maigret and the Dosser/(Variant Title = Maigret and The Bum) PDF

By Georges Simenon

One of many world’s such a lot profitable crime writers, Georges Simenon has delighted secret fans worldwide considering 1931 along with his matchless construction Inspector Maigret.
A extra special writer and his extraordinary personality Georges Simenon was once by way of many criteria the main profitable writer of the 20 th century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and recognized, ranks merely after Sherlock Holmes because the world's most sensible recognized fictional detective. there's not anything regular in regards to the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are not like the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are frequently much less primary to our curiosity than Maigret's trip in the course of the discovery of the forged of characters... in the direction of an figuring out of guy. Simenon stated he was once keen about a look for the "naked man" — guy with out his cultural protecting colour, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
Although so much of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it used to be initially written in French. Simenon was once born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris was once "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he was once 'an international,' an international traveller who moved frequently and lived for a few years in France, the USA, and Switzerland.
Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking nations, many of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French to boot. not like his personal books even though, lots of those have by no means been to be had in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of thousands of books — from which greater than 50 motion pictures were made, in addition to enormous quantities of tv episodes — there's a lot to assemble, to envision, to exhibit and speak about. (

An tried homicide of a down-and-outer: whereas he was once sound asleep lower than the Pont Marie, anyone had hit "Doc" over the pinnacle and tossed him into the Seine to drown, yet a number of Belgian bargemen within sight had fished him out in time to save lots of him. His identification card unearths that he's François Keller, from Mulhouse, the place, coincidentally, Mme M's sister lives. therefore M learns that he have been a physician there, left his spouse and daughter and long gone off to Gabon, in Africa, to paintings "like Dr. Schweitzer." yet issues hadn't long past the way in which he'd was hoping, and for the prior 15 years or extra, he'd been a clochard in Paris, slumbering below the bridges, operating as a sandwich guy to shop for his bottle of wine.
M interviews his daughter and mom, yet there appears to be like no rationale or touch. He is going down the Seine to discover the bargeman back, and learns that his wife's father had owned the barge until eventually he'd drowned within the Seine years sooner than, close to the bridge on the Quai de los angeles Rapée, the place document had slept on the time, yet no longer due to the fact that. M is confident that the bargeman Jef van Houtte is in charge, yet he denies all, and document isn't any aid — he refuses to assert whatever. M is eventually compelled to enable van Houtte move, yet a number of months later an opportunity remark by way of document that "it's very unlikely to move judgment" convinces M that he was once correct, although document continues that he'd stated not anything. (

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