Best of
Mystery

2006

The Da Vinci Code (the Young Adult Adaptation)


Dan Brown - 2006
    This young adult adaptation takes readers from Paris to London on a breathless tour of famous landmarks and will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code blockbuster perfection."The greatest conspiracy of the past two thousand years is about to unravel."Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give a lecture. At the reception that follows, he is scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum. But the curator never shows up, and later that night Langdon is awakened by authorities and told that the curator has been found dead. He is then taken to the Louvre the scene of the crime where he finds out that baffling clues have been left behind.Thus begins a race against time, as Robert Langdon becomes a suspect and, with the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, must decipher a mystifying trail of clues that the two come to realize have been left specifically for them. If Robert and Sophie cannot solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever and they themselves might end up as collateral damage.

Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases


NisiOisiN - 2006
    For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is an indecipherable roadmap to the next murder.Onto the scene comes L, the mysterious super-sleuth. Despite his peculiar working habits, he's never shown his face in public—but this time, he needs help.Enlisting the services of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora, L starts snooping around the City of Angels. It soon becomes apparent that the killing spree is a psychotic riddle designed to specifically engage L in a battle of wits. Stuck in the middle between killer and investigator, it's up to Misora to navigate both the dead bodies and the egos to solve the Los Angeles Murder Cases.

The St. Paul Conspiracy


Roger Stelljes - 2006
    blonde hair, blue eyes and a curvaceous body she worked on relentlessly. Claire was the desire of every man in town. As the Twin Cities' most prominent political and investigative reporter she reported the news... now she was the news. Murder... Greed... Treason... Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective "Mac" McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. The day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone rings... A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone. With the Daniels brutal murder on top of the latest serial killer attack, the political and media pressure on the police department only builds and places Mac in the middle of a dangerous and high-stakes murder investigation that will ultimately have national political and security implications.

The Stephanie Plum Novels #2


Janet Evanovich - 2006
    Three Stephanie Plum stories in one terrific set! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes the Janet Evanovich Boxed Set #2, containing one copy each of the Stephanie Plum Novels Hot Six, Seven Up, and Hard Eight.

Rumble on the Bayou


Jana Deleon - 2006
    Then DEA agent Richard Starke shows up in Gator Bait, Louisiana, giving out orders and insults faster than you can cast a fishing line. Dorie knows the residents of Gator Bait aren’t going to talk to a stranger, especially a Yankee, but she stuck with Richard until he catches his bad guy. With no other alternative to restore peace to the small town, Dorie agrees to help Richard catch a criminal and in the process, uncovers decades of secrets that have been hiding deep in the Louisiana bayou. (Note: This book is part of the author’s backlist, originally released in print in 2009 by Dorchester Publishing)

Haunted in Death


J.D. Robb - 2006
    The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted?and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number Twelve a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory. With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.Duration: Approximately 180 min.

Shadow Man


Cody McFadyen - 2006
    She was one of the best until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead but her life was shattered forever. Now Smoky dreams about picking up her weapon again. She dreams about placing the cold steel between her lips and pulling the trigger one last time. Because for a woman who's lost everything, what is there left to lose? She's about to find out.In all her years at the Bureau, Smoky has never encountered anyone like him: a new and fascinating kind of monster, a twisted genius who defies profilers' attempts to understand him. And he's issued Smoky a direct challenge, coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.The killer videotaped his latest crime, an act of horror that left a child motherless, then sent a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett. The message is enough to shock Smoky back to work, back to her FBI team. And that child awakens something in Smoky she thought was gone forever.Suddenly the stakes are raised. The game has changed. For as this deranged monster embarks on an unspeakable spree of perversion and murder, Smoky is coming alive again and she's about to face her greatest fears as a cop, a woman, a mother—and a merciless killer's next victim.From the Hardcover edition.

Dead Center


Danielle Girard - 2006
    Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband. When Natasha Devlin turns up dead, Jamie can’t bring herself to care. She’s got enough on her plate, hunting a sexual predator who preys on female officers. He leaves them alive, but brutalized. But when the MO of the Devlin murder matches the MO of the perp in Jamie’s case, she’s brought in on the homicide investigation and back into the Rookie Club she has been avoiding since her husband’s affair.As additional police officers become victims, Jamie must confront her past and solve the murder of her ex-husband's lover before she becomes the killer's ultimate prize.

Bump in the Night


J.D. Robb - 2006
    Here they present stories of ethereal circumstances, magical romance, and otherworldly suspense. Beginning with an all-new tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb--and featuring lieutenant-of-the-future Eve Dallas--this collection will take you on a breathtaking journey through the passion of the heart and its power to transcend the everyday...Including:Haunted In Death by J.D. RobbPoppy's Coin by Mary BlayneyThe Passenger by Ruth Rayn LanganMellow Lemon Yellow by Mary Kay McComas

Triptych


Karin Slaughter - 2006
    Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread—and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.But another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways—someone who may be the key to breaking the case wide open...

Detective Camp


Ron Roy - 2006
    The kids are following the planned clues when they stumble upon a real crime. This exciting extension to the A to Z Mysteries chapter book series features favorite characters, a longer plot, alphabet clues, and a 26-letter message hidden in the art.“I will be so sad when I have read Z, and there will be no more Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose.”—Jack P.“I think if you’re not that busy, you could do every letter again.”—Abigail D. With the publication of The Zombie Zone in April 2005, the A to Z Mysteries series was complete. But, A to Z fans, no need to fear . . . the A to Z Mysteries Super Editions are here! The fans wanted more, and they’re getting it—more adventure, more illustrations, more Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose—all in a book nearly double the length of standard A to Z Mysteries. The alphabet may be finished, but A to Z fun keeps on coming!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Deal Breaker / Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #1-2)


Harlan Coben - 2006
    But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend--a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead-- the deal starts to turn sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail, as he tries to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret, and a man's lies. He'll soon learn, however, that while image and talent may make you rich, the truth can get you killed. In Drop Shot, tennis has been very good to Myron--he's representing two of the hottest young players in the game: Valerie Simpson, a star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback, and Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament. But then Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open--and Duane becomes the prime suspect. Now, with a dirty U.S. Senator, a jealous mother, and the mob all drawn into the case, Myron's got a whole new match to win!

The Chemistry of Death


Simon Beckett - 2006
    Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign from her killer decorating her body. In one horrifying instant, the quiet summer countryside that had been David’s refuge has turned malevolent—and suddenly there is no place to hide.The village of Manham is tight-knit, far from the beaten path. As a newcomer, Dr. Hunter is immediately a suspect. Once an expert in analyzing human remains, he reluctantly joins the police investigation—and when another woman disappears, it soon becomes personal. Because this time she is someone David knows, someone who has managed to penetrate the icy barrier around his heart. With a killer’s bizarre and twisted methods screaming out to him, with a brooding countryside beset with suspicion, David can feel the darkness gathering around him. For as the clock ticks down on a young woman’s life, David must follow a macabre trail of clues—all the way to its final, horrifying conclusion.

True Evil


Greg Iles - 2006
    Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, has never seen his new patient Alex Morse before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to Dr. Shepards office on a mission to catch a killer. This New York Times bestseller is available in a tall Premium Edition.

The Hound of the Baskervilles, with "the Adventure of the Speckled Band"


Arthur Conan Doyle - 2006
    At the end of the yew tree path of his ancestral home, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead. Close by are the footprints of a gigantic hound. Called to investigate, Holmes seems to face a supernatural foe. In the tense narration of the detective’s efforts to solve the crime, Conan Doyle meditates on late Victorian and early twentieth-century ideas of ancestry and atavism, the possible biological determination of criminals, the stability of the British landed classes, and the place of the supernatural.Historical documents included with this fully-annotated Broadview edition help contextualize the novel’s debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction. Also included is the Conan Doyle short story The Adventure of the Speckled Band.

A to Z Mysteries: Books A-Z [Complete Set]


Ron Roy - 2006
    Rex, The Unwilling Umpire, The Vampire's Vacation, The White Wolf, The X'ed-Out X-Ray, The Yellow Yacht, and The Zombie Zone.

The Master Falconer


C.J. Box - 2006
    But when a man from the East brings trouble for Nate Romanowski and his friend Joe Pickett, a little frontier-style justice may be just what’s called for. An exciting new addition to the series that People hails for “combining harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humor, and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to have a life all its own.”

Trust Nobody


June Hampson - 2006
    While Kenny serves time in jail for robbery, Daisy looks out for pretty 16-year-old Suze and, with escort Vera in tow, the three women form a strong and lasting bond.The Lane brothers suffered a violent childhood, but Eddie took the brunt of the beatings. He has grown into a handsome, resourceful man - but also a villain with a vicious streak that leads him to commit acts of terrifying violence to get his way.But hard man Eddie has an Achilles heel - Daisy. She resists him, but when her visits to Kenny in jail become more and more difficult, it is Eddie she turns to for support.When Eddie pulls a racket too far, venturing into the patch of a villain who is even harder and more territorial than he is, Daisy discovers the hard way she can trust nobody. Even the man she loves the most . . .If you like books by Jessie Keane, Kimberley Chambers and Martina Cole, you'll love Trust Nobody: the first novel in the Daisy Lane thriller series.Why readers love June Hampson's thrillers:'A cracking story' - THE BOOKSELLER'A great alternative to Martina Cole' - Amazon reviewer'If you like gritty, hard hitting drama then I would highly recommend this' - Amazon reviewer'This book is an emotional rollercoaster full of grit, violence, sadness, warmth, emotion and love' - Goodreads reviewer

Inside the Shadow City


Kirsten Miller - 2006
    A million rats, delinquent Girl Scouts out for revenge, and a secret city below the streets of Manhattan combine in this remarkable novel about a darker side of New York City you have only just begun to know about…

The Club


Mandasue Heller - 2006
    But Zenith comes with a top class reputation and a location other clubs would kill for, so she reckons she's more than up for it.Until she starts to realize that the dangers aren't just from other club.s Beneath the glamour of the VIP lounge and the pumping music, sleaze and corruption are starting to creep in, and it'll take everything Jenna has to stop the rot.

The Menagerie and Other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries


Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay - 2006
    The present collection of stories, all set in Calcutta of the fifties and sixties, brings together four mysteries that put the sleuth's remarkable mental agility to the ultimate test. In The Menagerie (adapted by master film-maker Satyajit Ray for his 1967 film Chiriakhana) Byomkesh cracks a strange case involving broken motor parts, a seemingly natural death and the peculiar inhabitants of Golap Colony who seem capable of doing just about anything to safeguard the secrets of their tainted pasts. In The Jewel Case, he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a priceless necklace, while in The Will That Vanished he solves a baffling riddle to fulfil the last wish of a close friend. And in The Quills of the Porcupine, the shrewd detective is in his element as he expertly foils the sinister plans of a ruthless opportunist. Byomkesh's exploits just as it does Bandyopadhyay's remarkable portrayal of a city struggling to overcome its colonial past and come into its own.

Eleventh Hour / Blindside / Blowout


Catherine Coulter - 2006
    Then Nicola "Nick" Jones, a homeless woman and the only witness to the shooting, is scared out of her mind because she is trying to hide from her own monsters—who are drawing closer and closer.Blindside:When six-year-old Sam Kettering is kidnapped and then manages to save himself, Savich and Sherlock join his father—former FBI agent Miles Kettering—to determine why Sam would be abducted and brought to eastern Tennessee. Though the local sheriff, Katie Benedict, catches up with Sam before the kidnappers do, the case isn’t over—not by a long shot.Blowout:A long weekend in the Poconos is cut short when Sherlock and Savich are helicoptered back to Washington to lead the investigation into the brutal murder of a Supreme Court Justice. Savich allows Callie Markham, an investigative reporter for the Washington Post, to partner with local Metro Police liaison Ben Raven, since she’s got the inside track—she’s the stepdaughter of the murdered justice.

Blindsided


Jay Giles - 2006
    Matt Seattle, a Sarasota stockbroker, befriends an older stock enthusiast, Joe Jesso. During one of their weekly Wednesday morning sessions, Joe announces he’s gotten married. A week later, Joe dies. Believing Joe may have been the victim of a black widow, Matt hires an investigator to look into Joe’s death. The investigator finds old Joe wasn’t so innocent; he embezzled money from a drug cartel. Suddenly, Matt finds himself battling Joe’s widow and her shyster lawyer who want his money, The National Association of Security Dealers who wants his broker’s license, and, oh yes, the cartel who wants his life. It’s enough to turn any bull into a bear.

Hazardous Duty


Christy Barritt - 2006
    Claire dropped out of school and started her own crime scene cleaning business. Now, when a routine cleaning job leads her to a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong man is in jail. With the help of her new and attractively single neighbor, Riley Thomas, Gabby plays the detective to make sure the right man is put behind bars.

Horse's Arse


Charlie Owen - 2006
    As only they could, the Police used it as a penal posting. Worst amongst the residents of Handstead were the Tree Top Mafia, a gang of violent thugs who terrorised their neighbourhood, the town and surrounding districts. They, and the officers doomed to serve at Handstead wrestled constantly for dominance. True stoics, the police officers resolved to make a difference in a town they called Horses Arse. Each group recognised something of themselves in the other. Not quite mutual respect, but something. This is the story of some of those Police officers; The Brothers, Psycho, Bovril, Pizza and others, a group of hooligans in uniform and their journey through manic excess, despair and finally some form of salvation. Police officers like these used to exist but their like have passed on. Only accounts like this one serve to remind us that once upon a time, police officers just got on with policing.

Shock Point


April Henry - 2006
    Before she can report him, Rick commits Cassie to Peaceful Cove, a boot camp for troubled teens in Mexico. Cassie knows she has to get out now, before more teens die. But no one has ever escaped from Peaceful Cove alive, and even if Cassie gets over the walls and survives the Mexican desert, will anyone believe her story?

The Adrien English Mysteries: Books 1-3


Josh Lanyon - 2006
    For the first time, books 1 - 3 of The Adrien English Mysteries collected in one volume! Fatal Shadows - When his former best friend and employee is murdered following a very public argument, bookseller and sometimes mystery writer Adrien English finds himself suspected of murder. A Dangerous Thing - Adrien English arrives at the Pine Shadow Ranch only to find a corpse in his driveway. By the time the unfriendly local sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared. The Hell You Say - It’s Christmas time and the “ill-starred and bookish” bookseller and occasional mystery writer must contend with a Satanic cult, a handsome university professor and his on-again/off-again relationship with the eternally conflicted LAPD Detective Jake Riordan. And, as ever, murder...

Every Reasonable Doubt


Pamela Samuels Young - 2006
    Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client—charged with the brutal murder of her husband—is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn't happen. Forced to fight a common enemy, the two women close ranks and, in the process, develop a bond that sees them through the uncertainties of trial, the pain of betrayal and pressures neither could have imagined.

The Two Minute Rule


Robert Crais - 2006
    Requiem unleashes his most powerful novel to date--a brilliantly plotted tale about justice, love, and the sins of a father and son.

The Jury Master


Robert Dugoni - 2006
    He can read jurors' expressions, feel their emotions, know their thoughts. With this remarkable ability, Sloane gets juries to believe the unbelievable, excuse the inexcusable, and return the most astonishing verdicts. The only barrier to Sloane's professional success is his conscience -- until he gets a call from a man later found dead, and his life rockets out of control.

The Rabbit Factory


Marshall Karp - 2006
    Welcome to Familyland, an offshoot of Lamaar Studios. Once a small, Southern California animation house, it has grown into an entertainment conglomerate encompassing movies, television, music, video games, and a sprawling theme park. When an actor portraying Familyland's beloved mascot, Rambunctious Rabbit, is brutally murdered on park grounds, Lamaar executives are worried that the idyllic image of '50s America represented in Familyland will be shattered. They ask Mike Lomax and his partner Terry Biggs, the LAPD detectives assigned to solve the case, to keep the circumstances surrounding the death of their mascot quiet. When a second Lamaar employee is killed, Lomax and Biggs uncover a conspiracy to destroy Familyland and settle an unknown vendetta. Still under pressure to keep the case away from the public eye, the detectives are met with a third murder – and an outrageous demand: Anyone who associates with Lamaar – employees, customers, anyone – will be killed. Bringing a fresh duo of cops to the thriller set, The Rabbit Factory is both suspenseful and satiric; a taut mystery wrapped in sharp, comedic prose.

The Christopher Killer


Alane Ferguson - 2006
    But she never expects her first case to involve the death of a friend! Rachel Geller, a beautiful young waitress, is found strangled in a field with a Christopher medal around her neck—clearly marking her as the fourth victim of a serial killer. Cameryn is determined to help find Rachel’s killer, and attending the autopsy gives her the first clue. But as she follows her instincts and gets closer to the killer, Cameryn suddenly finds herself on the verge of becoming his fifth victim!

City of Shadows


Ariana Franklin - 2006
    . . . An eastern émigré with scars and secrets of her own. . . . A young woman claiming to be a Russian grand duchess. . . . A brazen killer, as vicious as he is clever. . . . A detective driven by decency and the desire for justice.. . . A nightmare political movement steadily gaining power. . . .This is 1922 Berlin.One of the troubled city's growing number of refugees, Esther Solomonova survives by working as secretary to the charming, unscrupulous cabaret owner "Prince" Nick, and she's being drawn against her will into his scheme to pass a young asylum patient off as Anastasia, the last surviving heir to the murdered czar of all Russia. But their found "princess," Anna Anderson, fears that she's being hunted—and this may turn out to be more than paranoia when innocent people all around her begin to die.

The Stone Monkey / The Vanished Man / The Twelfth Card (Jeffery Deaver Collection) (Lincoln Rhyme, #4, #5, #6)


Jeffery Deaver - 2006
    

Exorcism - Encounters with the Paranormal and the Occult


Jose Francisco C. Syquia - 2006
    Jose Francisco C. Syquia# Do ghosts exist?# Are there haunted houses?# How about spirits of the glass, mediums and séances?# Are mangkukulams really powerful?# Can fortune-tellers really see into the future?# Do anting-antings and agimats really work?# Do tikbalangs and manananggals exist?# Does the Catholic Church still perform exorcisms?Warning: You won't be able to put down this book. Because Fr. Jocis Syquia an official exorcist of the Catholic Church will take you into the hidden, dark world of demons and how they intersect our daily world.Speaking from personal experience of haunted houses, demon possession, ghosts, and true-to-life, scientifically unexplainable paranormal activity, Fr. Jocis will also show you the incomparable power of God over spirits.Included in this gripping book of stories is the Exorcism Rite the main weapon of the Catholic Church against demonic assaults, a concise manual of prayers for deliverance, as well as a handbook for dealing with infested locales.This book will change the way you view the world.In the end, Fr. Jocis' mind-blowing stories will not make you fear the devil as much as they will make you love God more.-- Bo Sanchez Catholic Lay Preacher and Bestselling Author

Sleepover Sleuths


Carolyn Keene - 2006
    But the most exciting thing is that the party has a City Girls doll theme. All of the guests are bringing their dolls with them!But then Deirdre's City Girls doll -- Hollywood Heather -- goes missing. Is her sleepover ruined? Or is there a detective in the room who can make sense of this mystery?

Dead Paradise: L.A. Dead / Cold Paradise


Stuart Woods - 2006
    But nothing compares to what he finds in the sunny climes of California and Florida...L.A. Dead-When a celebrity murder threatens his former flame Arrington Calder, Stone must plumb the depths of film society to find the killer-before a court trial rips away his last chance at a life he once desperately wanted...Cold Paradise-In the dead of a New York City winter, Stone gets paid a small fortune to track down a Palm Beach femme fatale. But her true identity unearths a part of Stone's past-and a crafty killer...

Judge & Jury


James Patterson - 2006
    Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around the stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror number 11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss. The judge is terrified of the defendant. The case quickly becomes the new Trial of the Century. Mafia don Dominic Cavello, known as the Electrician, is linked to hundreds of gruesome, unspeakable crimes. Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante has been tracking him for years. He knows Cavello's power reaches far beyond the courtroom but the FBI's evidence against the ruthless killer is ironclad. Conviction is sure thing. So is the jury. As the jury is about to reach a verdict, the Electrician makes one devastating move that no one could have predicted. The entire nation is reeling, and Andie's world is shattered. For her, the hunt for the Electrician becomes personal, and she and Pellisante come together in an unbreakable bond: they exact justice - at any cost. The verdict: Run for your life.

A Time to Kill / The King of Torts


John Grisham - 2006
    The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault rifle-and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For ten days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, Mississippi, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jack Brigance struggles to save his client's life... and then his own. The King of Torts When Clay Carter of the public defender's office reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. But as he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life-that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts . . .

Playing With Fire


Emily Blake - 2006
    Two sides. A whole town caught in between. In this soap-opera series, the twists keep coming--and no secrets are safe.Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals.Twisted Friendships.Sweet Revenge. Her mother's in jail. Her best friend betrayed her. Who can Alison trust? Backstabber Kelly has the world at her feet. Who will she step on next? Sweet, handsome Chad seems like the perfect boyfriend...so what is he hiding? Tough-as-nails Zoey is out for revenge. Is she more vulnerable than she thinks? Loyal friend. Bitter rival. Which is the real Tom? Let the drama begin...

Violet Dawn


Brandilyn Collins - 2006
    She jerked her leg away. What was that? She rose to a sitting position, groped around with her left hand. Fine wisps wound themselves around her fingers. Hair? She yanked backward, but the tendrils clung. Something solid bumped her wrist. Paige gasped. With one frantic motion she shook her arm free, grabbed the side of the hot tub, and heaved herself out. Paige Williams slips into her hot tub in the blackness of night—and finds herself face to face with death. Alone, terrified, fleeing a dark past, Paige must make an unthinkable choice. In Violet Dawn, hurtling events and richly drawn characters collide in a breathless story of murder, the need to belong, and faith’s first glimmer. One woman’s secrets unleash an entire town’s pursuit, and the truth proves as elusive as the killer in their midst.

Life Sentence


Judith Cutler - 2006
    Assigned to investigate the case of a woman beaten into a coma, and struggling to juggle work with the responsibilities of caring for her aging parents, Chief Superintendent Frances Harman battles stress and danger to see that justice is done.

Wanted


Franklin W. Dixon - 2006
    They'd be a cinch to catch, but the thing is, the police are too busy running after you. You've been framed. LOCATION: Around Bayport. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: The innocent bystanders caught between you and the guys who clearly want to see you busted. SUSPECTS: You tell us. Who are your enemies? Who do you trust? THIS MISSION REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED IN FIVE SECONDS.

The Vampire Files, Volume 2


P.N. Elrod - 2006
    In the wake of my resurrection as a member of the bloodsucking undead, I chose to put my investigative reporting talents to good use as a PI in Chicago; I've got my work cut out for me.Mingling with society's artsy crowd isn't my favorite pastime, but someone's got to navigate their way through the world of big money and bigger egos to find the killer of a young talent who deserved more than to be laid out on a canvas.My snooping has gotten me in occasional trouble with both sides of the law, so I'm used to cops and mobsters using me for target practice. But my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I'm not sure what scares me more: the price on my head, or the darkness gnawing at my gut.And if that desire isn't bad enough, there's the hot-blooded daughter of a client who has big eyes for yours truly--and a jealous boyfriend.

Sharp Objects


Gillian Flynn - 2006
    For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10: 0307341550 (ISBN 13: 9780307341556)

Smoky Mountain Tracks


Donna Ball - 2006
    She stopped volunteering for Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss, but now she reluctantly returns to active duty-along with a young and inexperienced Golden Retriever named Cisco-to help find a mother and six-year-old girl who have been kidnapped and taken deep into the wilderness. Suspecting there's more to the case than meets the eye, Raine must struggle to overcome her personal demons, turn her search in new directions-and learn to trust Cisco to lead the way.

The Fatal Heir


Lois Lewandowski - 2006
    A few years previous, she survived a car accident that shattered her ankle and her first marriage. Now she’s remarried and walking again and life would be perfect—if only she could get pregnant.Fortunately, Gillian’s mother-in-law and one of the Jackson County commissioners from Bend Brook, Nebraska, hatch a plan that will enable Gillian and her husband Clint to afford the next step in fertility treatment: they ask her to become an investigator for the county. Her first assignment is to find the biological parents of the commissioner’s adopted daughter, Caroline. With only one concrete fact to go on—Caroline was left at a Colorado monastery in 1967—Gillian heads for Aspen. Unfortunately, no one at the monastery remembers any such event—or so they say. When one monk goes missing and a woman who’s sleeping in the bed reserved for Gillian is murdered, Gillian has second thoughts. She can’t turn back, though, since most of Bend Brook has taken bets on whether she’ll be able to solve the case.As she uncovers past events that lead to the discovery of Caroline’s true identity, Gillian realizes that sometimes the perfect family might be the one you already have …

Killer Dreams


Iris Johansen - 2006
    Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation’s top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her ten-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror–the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye.Someone is watching. He’s a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn’t forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he’d shattered Sophie’s world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn’t over for Sophie Dunston. It’s just begun. He’s been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he’ll make sure that not even a miracle will save her.It wasn’t a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against–and that she’ll need help. But the man he’s chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card–hard, cool, merciless–and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage?Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he’s on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he’s got planned for Sophie won’t end when she wakes up screaming. It won’t end. Ever.From the Hardcover edition.

Mick Abruzzo's Story


Nancy Martin - 2006
    At a troubling crossroads in his life, Mick is offered a contract by one of his father's emissaries, but before committing a terrible crime he sets out on his own kind of investigation, into the murder of a promising research doctor at the hands of his drug dealer.Mick's search sends him through mansions on the Main Line as well as into dangerous neighborhoods of South Philly, and on this journey he encounters many of the quirky characters that author Nancy Martin is best known for.

Angel From Hell


Christopher Nicole - 2006
     When in March 1938 Germany invades Austria, all anti-Nazis are immediately rounded up and imprisoned. Prominent amongst these is liberal editor Johann Fehrbach, his Anglo-Irish wife, and his two daughters. But the elder of the girls, seventeen-year-old Annaliese, is separated from her parents and taken into Gestapo custody. The officer arresting her has immediately recognized that she is an exceptional personality: extraordinarily good-looking, she has an IQ of 173, is a superb athlete, head girl of her convent, and, because of her mother, speaks English fluently. Annaliese is taken off to an SS training camp and after an exacting and often terrifying learning process, is inducted into the SD, the most secret of German secret services. She must serve the Reich – or her family dies... Born in the West Indies, British author Christopher Nicole’s historical fiction has won international acclaim. Christopher Nicole lives with his wife, Diana, also a novelist, in the Channel Islands, where he also writes under the name Alan Savage. Recent titles from this author include Ransom Island, Poor Darling, The Pursuit, The Voyage, Demon, The Followers, The Falls of Death, A Fearful Thing and, most recently, Cold Country, Hot Sun.

A Fatal Audio Collection: Fatal Voyage / Grave Secrets / Bare Bones (Temperance Brennan, #4-6)


Kathy Reichs - 2006
     FATAL VOYAGE Read by Katherine Borowitz A commercial jetliner disaster has brought forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan to the North Carolina mountains as a member of the investigative agency DMORT. As bomb theories abound, Tempe discovers evidence that raises alarming questions -- and gets her thrown from the DMORT team. Relentless in her pursuit, Tempe uncovers a shocking tale of deceit as she probes her way into frightening territory -- where someone wants her silenced . . . GRAVE SECRETS Read by Katherine Borowitz While trying to piece together the violence of the past on a dig in Guatemala, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan becomes involved in a fresh wave of terror. When the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues is heard on a blood-chilling satellite call and four privileged young women vanish from Guatemala City, Tempe is called in to investigate. Soon she finds herself caught in a dangerous web of power, money and greed that threatens to destroy her. BARE BONES Read by Michele Pawk A string of disturbing cases has put Tempe Brennan's vacation plans on hold. Instead, she heads to the lab to analyze charred remains from a suspicious fire, and a mysterious black residue from a small plane crash. But most troubling of all are the bones discovered on a remote farm. X-rays and DNA may link the crimes, but they can't reveal who is closing in on Tempe -- and how far they will go to keep her from uncovering the truth.

The Pardon / Beyond Suspicion


James Grippando - 2006
    Now the first two Swyteck adventures have been combined in a single volume -- two masterworks of double-cross, murderous intrigue, and pulse-pounding excitement that exhilarate with every unexpected twist and turn.The pardonDefense attorney Jack Swyteck cannot forgive his father, the governor, for allowing Jack's client to be executed for a murder he may not have committed. But a brilliant psychopath has targeted them both for revenge, so son and father must work together . . . or die.Beyond suspicionJack Swyteck falls victim to a beautiful con artist when he inadvertently helps an ex-girlfriend pull off a $1.5 million insurance scam. And when her dead body is discovered in his bathtub, Swyteck's suddenly a homicide suspect and forced to run for his life.

Dead Watch


John Sandford - 2006
    Her husband, a former U.S. Senator, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn't know, but she thinks she knows who's involved, and why. And that she's next.Hours later in Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he's never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends. Winter will have to use all his resources not only to prevail but also to survive. And so will the nation. . . .

Every Secret Thing


Emma Cole - 2006
    Paul's and makes a mystifying mention of murder and an oddly familiar comment about her grandmother, Kate Murray is intrigued. But she never gets to hear the rest of Andrew Deacon's tale. Shocked by his unexpected death, she wonders who this strange, old man is, and what the odd reference to her grandmother could mean. Interest piqued by the story never told, Kate becomes drawn into an investigation, uncovering secrets about the grandmother she thought she knew and a man she never did. Soon she is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious wartime past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace Deacon's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story...and Kate soon realizes that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, and facing death every step of the way, Kate must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past in order to have a future.

The Silver Cord / In Memorium


Paul McCusker - 2006
    But she isn't at peace, and her panicked words compel Father Gilbert to seek out a total stranger in a bizarre race against time. It's a case of life and death, but whose life and whose death can't be known until the final minutes. As the second episode, "In Memoriam," opens, memories abound in the wake of Clare Gilbert's illness. Old photographs. A mysterious girl. Clandestine meetings. An old flame returns. And soon Father Gilbert is haunted by the specters of his family's past and secrets that cannot be contained any longer. Father Gilbert investigates but does not know that this time the investigation will lead him to the darkest parts of his own heart.

Free Fall


John Francome - 2006
    a fun read' - Horse & Hound Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled so he's devised a brilliant new scam which, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. But first it's guaranteed to make him rich.Pat's girlfriend Zoe is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey. A talented rider, she has a chance of becoming champion apprentice, if she's not side tracked by the disasters of her sister Harriet's unhappy marriage...Along the crumbling cliffs in Somerset a man walks his dog. Every day Andy Burns - Pat's partner-in-crime, Harriet's tortured husband - wrestles with the demons that haunt his life. But Andy would be better off keeping his thoughts on the ground - it's a long way down to the beach below.

You Are Mine and If Only I Had a Green Nose (2 Books in 1) (Wemmicks Collection)


Max Lucado - 2006
    It's a message kids hear every day. But it's not God's message.Just like Punchinello, we all want to fit in-to be accepted by the crowd. But at times that may mean either looking and acting like others or risking being rejected.God's truth is simple and unchanging, reminding us that it's not what we have that counts, but whose we are. This is a truth the lovable Wemmick, Punchinello, hears again at the knee of Eli, his creator.Punchinello's hard-learned lessons show us how important it is to be who we were created to be, and why that matters. Let the two wonderful tales You Are Mine and If Only I Had a Green Nose-as 2 Books in 1-help you remember these important things: you were made the way you are for a reason, and there is Someone who will always help you be you-wonderfully you.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/7/2006 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

Crime Files: Four-Minute Forensic Mysteries: Shadow Of Doubt


Jeremy Brown - 2006
    CSI Wes Burton is back with his cast of quirky but loveable characters, including pathologist Dr. Crown, CSI technician Mike Trellis, Detectives Radley and Gibson, and Ed, the search-and-rescue border collie. Crime scenes include a man who may have spontaneously combusted, a claim of mistaken dog identity, and a room full of scorpions that may or may not be deadly. Burton and his crew use science to prove that drinking too much water can be deadly, that the DNA of an onion can prove murder, and that the smell of

The Thirteenth Tale


Diane Setterfield - 2006
    The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission. As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves. The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.

Mini Mysteries 2: 20 More Tricky Tales to Untangle


Rick Walton - 2006
    Along with Marie and her best friend, Noelle, girls must figure out which clues in the story will help solve the mystery and which ones are red herrings--"those false leads that can send a reader in the wrong direction. A repeating cast of characters and real-life girl situations allow readers to connect with the stories they're reading. Once the reader solves a mystery, she can tear open a case folder in the back of the book to check her answer.

Playing God


Kate Flora - 2006
    All signs point to a john killed by a disgruntled hooker: his pants are unzipped, wallet is gone, and the good doctor has a reputation for entertaining girls in his car. But the deeper Detective Sergeant Joe Burgess digs, the muddier the case becomes. While juggling hookers, wives, ex-wives, fathers, stepfathers, dealers and doctors, a nurse on Pleasant's staff suggests another angle—disgruntled patients. Now, ensconced in the darkness of a sleeping hospital, Burgess comes face-to-face with ghosts from his past and must decide what being a detective really means. REVIEWS: "Dazzling debut police procedural." ~Publisher's Weekly Starred Review "A triumph in the police procedural genre. Highly recommended." ~Library Journal Starred Review "I loved this book. I recommend it to anyone who loves police procedurals, traditional mysteries, suspense." ~Crimespree Magazine THE JOE BURGESS MYSTERIES, in series order Playing God The Angel of Knowlton Park Redemption ABOUT KATE FLORA Kate Flora developed her fascination with people's criminal tendencies as a lawyer in the Maine attorney general's office. When Kate isn't writing, or teaching writing at Grub Street in Boston, she can be found in her garden, waging battle against critters, pests, and her husband's lawnmower.

Murder Must Advertise


Dorothy L. Sayers - 2006
    Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization by Alistair Beaton.When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, no one seems to mind. That is, until Lord Peter joins the firm incognito as Dean's replacement and starts asking questions which lead him into a network of blackmailers, drug pushers, and one of the most deadly plots of crime fiction. However, before the crimes can be solved and the truth revealed, five more people must die...01/06 Death Comes To Pym's PublicityThe posh sleuth is undercover to probe an advertising copywriter's murder.02/06 Singular Spotlessness Of A Lethal WeaponAs Lord Wimsey probes the death of a copywriter, someone gets a pasting meant for him.03/06 Unsentimental Masquerade Of A HarlequinSuspects abound in Lord Peter Wimsey's investigation into the death of an advertising copywriter.04/06 Inexcusable Invasion Of A Ducal EntertainmentYet another disguise for Lord Peter Wimsey in his undercover investigation. A new disguise for the posh sleuth as he probes an advertising copywriter's death.05/06 Sudden Decease Of A Man In Dress ClothesAnother death mars Lord Peter Wimsey's investigation into the death of a copywriter.06/06 Appropriate Exit Of An Unskilled MurdererLord Peter Wimsey's investigation into the death of a copywriter concludes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning and the Reptile Room, Teacher Guide


Novel Units, Inc. - 2006
    

More Things Impossible: The Second Casebook of Dr. Sam Hawthorne


Edward D. Hoch - 2006
    Sam Hawthorne, a New England country doctor in the first half of the twentieth century, was constantly faced by murders in locked rooms, impossible disappearances, and other so-called miracle crimes. More Things Impossible contains fifteen of Dr. Sam s extraordinary cases solved between 1927 and 1931, including impossible murder in a house that whispers; poisoning by a gargoyle on the courthouse roof; the case of the Devil in the windmill; the houseboat that resembles the Mary Celeste; the affair of the vanishing Gypsies; stabbing in the locked cockpit of a plane in midair; a ghostly pirate in a lighthouse; ad eight other ingenious riddles. Edward D. Hoch is a legend of ingenuity in the world of mystery writing. Author of more than 800 short stories, winner of the Edgar Award, former President of the Mystery Writers of America, and contributor to every issue of Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine since 1973, Hoch is one of the great mystery writers of our time. As John Dickson Carr remarked, Satan himself would be proud of his ingenuity. And Crippen & Landru is proud to be Edward D. Hoch s publisher.

Under A Desert Sky


Loren Lockner - 2006
    It’s up to Chief Detective Nicole Lewis to solve the case and she quickly uncovers a lurid tale involving possessive boyfriends, provocative photographs, missing funds, and an attempted assassination of the Resort’s director, Justin Zachary. Soon Nicole is on the run with the chief suspect in the case, whose mesmerizing presence will either get her fired, killed, or worse yet, break her heart!

The Mournful Teddy


John J. Lamb - 2006
    But even here, stuff happens... The day is here-and Brad Lyon is helping his wife put the finishing touches on her best bears, just in time for the Shenandoah Valley Teddy Bear Extravaganza. The event will draw fur-ball fanatics from near and far to buy, sell, or simply ogle the bears. But the main event will be the showing of the Mourning Bear, made to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic-and worth a hefty $150,000. Then a local also meets a watery grave-and Brad Lyon spots the body floating in the Shenandoah. Old habits die hard, so Brad starts investigating like a homicide cop and finds the deceased might have had a connection to the Mourning Bear. But the local law would prefer that Brad keep his mouth sewn shut...

Sara


Tony Hayden - 2006
    Her father, a rural county deputy, battles his own demons and a despotic sheriff in a desperate search to find his only child. Mike Haller must untangle a web of lies and secrets woven into the fabric of this small mountain town to discover the road that leads to his missing daughter.Tony Hayden has laced together a story of struggle, hope and the untethered brutality of men without boundary that forces the reader up a dark mountain path to the edge of a shallow grave that hides no secrets.

The Long Dead


John Dean - 2006
     When an archaeological investigation of an old prisoner of war camp turns up several bodies in unmarked graves, it should be an open and shut case for DCI John Blizzard. But, on a foggy November morning, his instinct that something is not quite right is confirmed when forensics show that while most of the victims died during a flu epidemic after the Second World War, one of the deaths was far more recent. Who is this man? Why was he killed? As Blizzard and his team investigate, they begin to uncover a cruel crime, and a promise of revenge that goes back generations. Worse, the killer is at large and now motivated to strike again. Can Blizzard piece together the puzzle and let old wounds finally heal? Set in the fictional port of Hafton in northern England, THE LONG DEAD is a contemporary British whodunnit. If you are a reader who likes having to guess the identity of the murderer, you’ll enjoy picking up on the various clues. With snappy dialogue and convincing characters, this is a page turner that the whole family will appreciate.

The Further Investigations of Joanne Kilbourn


Gail Bowen - 2006
    In A Colder Kind of Death, a prisoner is shot to death in the exercise yard of a Saskatchewan penitentiary, and Joanne becomes a suspect when his wife is found strangled; in A Killing Spring, the School of Journalism where Joanne teaches becomes a world of deceit and fear when one of its teachers is found dead in a seedy rooming house; and in Verdict in Blood, Joanne is asked to help solve the case of a tough judge who is found battered to death in a park.

Call After Midnight & Under The Knife


Tess Gerritsen - 2006
    Call After Midnight & Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen released on Apr 25, 2006 is available now for purchase.

In Milady's Chamber


Sheri Cobb South - 2006
    Estranged from her husband through her failure to produce an heir, Lady Fieldhurst resolves to repay his neglect by taking a lover. Fate takes a hand when she and her would-be lover enter her bedchamber to find Lord Fieldhurst lying on the floor--with her nail scissors protruding from his neck. Bow Street Runner John Pickett, twenty-four years old and new to the Bow Street force, has spent most of his brief career chasing petty thieves and pickpockets. Nothing in his experience has prepared him for low dealings in high society--or for the beautiful young widow who is the chief suspect.

Seventy Times Seven


Brandt Dodson - 2006
    Lester Cheek had everything a man could want. A beautiful home, thriving b

Vows of Silence: An Anthology


Debra Webb - 2006
    Vows of Silence by Debra Webb released on Mar 14, 2006 is available now for purchase.

Unreasonable Risk


Karen E. Hall - 2006
    Nearly everything inside the fence is either flammable or explosive-and somebody is trying to blow it up. Hannah's friend and mentor has already died, and though she knows it's sabotage, she can't prove it. With the help of photojournalist Noel Keller, Hannah uncovers suspect after suspect as the stakes mount for the refinery, its neighborhood and the entire city. Determined to avenge her friend's death, Hannah works to identify the saboteur before he decides: WHO WILL BE THE NEXT TO DIE? Combining elements of mystery, thriller and romantic suspense, UNREASONABLE RISK will keep readers awake long into the night, and make them think hard the next time they drive past an industrial facility. Are they safe? Really?

The Weird Writings of Robert E. Howard: Volume 1


Robert E. Howard - 2006
    Howard’s writings from the original run of WEIRD TALES Magazine. All the stories & illustrations. All the verse. Plus letters to the editor. Scanned right from the original pulp pages. No editing. No reset text. Interior Artists: Doak = Hugh Rankin using a different style Joseph Doolin H. R. Hammond Wyatt Nelson G. O. Olnick Hugh Rankin Curtis C. Senf Jayem Wilcox "Introduction" by Neil and Leigh Mechem "Spear and Fang" "In the Forest of Villefère" "Wolfshead" "The Lost Race" "The Song of the Bats" (poem) Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. May 1927, "Your last three issues . . ." "The Ride of the Falume" (poem) "The Riders of Babylon" (poem) "The Dream Snake" "The Hyena" "Remembrance" (poem) "Sea Curse" Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. April 1928, "Mr. Lovecraft’s latest story . . ." "The Gates of Nineveh" (poem) "Red Shadows" (Soloman Kane) "The Harp of Alfred" (poem) "Easter Island" (poem) "Skulls in the Stars" (Soloman Kane) "Crete" (poem) "Moon Mockery" (poem) "Rattle of Bones" (Soloman Kane) "Forbidden Magic" (poem) "The Shadow Kingdom" (King Kull) "The Moor Ghost" (poem) "The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune" (King Kull)"Skull-Face" (Part 1 of 3)Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. October 1929, "I have just been reading . . ." "Skull-Face" (Part 2 of 3) "Skull-Face" (Part 3 of 3) "Dead Man's Hate" (poem) "The Fearsome Touch of Death" "A Song out of Midian" (poem) Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. March 1930, "Thirsty Blades is fine . . ." "Shadows on the Road" (poem) "The Moon of Skulls" (Part 1 of 2) (Soloman Kane) "The Moon of Skulls" (Part 2 of 2) (Soloman Kane)"The Hills of the Dead" (Soloman Kane) "Black Chant Imperial" (poem) "Kings of the Night" (Bran Mak Morn & King Kull) "The Song of a Mad Minstrel" (poem) "The Children of the Night" Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. December 1930, "I was particularly fascinated . . ." "The Footfalls Within" (Soloman Kane) "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth" "The Black Stone" "The Dark Man" (Bran Mak Morn) "The Thing on the Roof" "The Last Day" (poem) Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. February 1932, "Congratulations on the appearance . . ." "The Horror from the Mound" "Wings in the Night" (Soloman Kane) "Arkham" (poem) "An Open Window" (poem) "Worms of the Earth"(Bran Mak Morn)"The Phoenix on the Sword" (Conan) "The Scarlet Citadel"(Conan) "The Tower of the Elephant"(Conan) "Autumn" (poem) "Moonlight on a Skull" (poem) "Black Colossus"(Conan) "The Man on the Ground" "The Slithering Shadow"(Conan) "The Pool of the Black One" (Conan) "Old Garfield's Heart" "Rogues in the House" (Conan) "The Valley of the Worm" "Shadows in the Moonlight"(Conan) "Queen of the Black Coast"(Conan) "The Haunter of the Ring"

Girl, Missing


Sophie McKenzie - 2006
    How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her?

Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown


Agatha Christie - 2006
    In addition to these crime stories, Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown collects all twenty-eight of Christie's supernatural suspense tales, displaying her full range as an author.Contents:Dressmaker's doll / Last Séance / Witness for the prosecution / Red signal / Fourth man / S.O.S. / Where there's a will / Mystery of the blue jar / Sing a song os sixpence / Mystery of the Spanish shawl / Philomel Cottage / Accident / Listerdale mystery / Girl in the train / Manhood of Edward Robinson / Jane in search of a job / Fruitful Sunday / Golden ball / Rajah's emerald / Swan song / Hound of death / Gipsy / Lamp / Srange case of Sir Arthur Carmichael / Call of wings / Magnolia blossom / Next to a dog / Three blind mice.

The 8th Journal


N Parris - 2006
    Reeling from the discovery that she is adopted and that her birthmother is the author of the best-selling adventure series of which she is also a huge fan, Holly now finds the onus of writing the last book in the series falling upon her inexperienced shoulders. Charged with what appears to be an impossible task, Holly journeys to the home of her eccentric aunt in the West Village, where she must deal with a trail of past murders, the 'Henry Curse, ' and the increasingly relentless harassment of the media. "The cast of secondary characters are a colorful delight, the pace never flags, and readers will find the ending of this rollicking adventure cum tender coming of age story more than satisfying" Ellen Tanner Marsh

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Volume One


Arthur Conan Doyle - 2006
    Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these adventures, part of the unique fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels featuring the world-famous sleuth.

Monk: The Official Episode Guide


Terry J. Erdmann - 2006
    Fans have come to enjoy the antics and erstwhile efforts of obsessive-compulsive Adrian Monk, who was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department until the tragic murder of his wife pushed him to the brink of a breakdown. This authorized guide covers the first four extraordinary seasons and is complete with a foreword from the show's creator, Andy Breckman, as well as an afterword from the show's star.Authors Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block were granted exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes secrets, and total access to the scripts and sets to bring a comprehensive look at one of today's most brilliant defective detectives.This is the ultimate book for fans of "Monk"!

Stinger


Diana R. Chambers - 2006
    When a shipment of Stinger missiles disappears, a CIA officer becomes entangled in an unusual triangle with a journalist and her former lover, now an elusive mujahideen chief. These characters lead us into a world of danger, a world of spy versus spy, where hidden agendas provide their own kind of veil. until the truth is revealed in a shocking climax. From the last battlefield of the Cold War to the tribal no-man's land of the War on Terror, Stinger sets the stage for the profound events playing out today in Central Asia.

The Alpine Mysteries Omnibus: The Alpine Advocate / The Alpine Betrayal / The Alpine Christmas


Mary Daheim - 2006
    And when she inherits half a million dollars from an ex-boyfriend, she is able to do just that. She buys The Alpine Advocate, local paper of the sleepy town of Alpine, Washington. Unfortunately, there’s not much to write about in a small town. But then the murders start, and Emma finds that not only does she have front-page stories to write, she also has killers to uncover!In this volume, the first three Alpine Advocate novels are included in their entirety. Whether you’re already a fan of Emma Lord and the residents of Alpine, or this is your first visit to the Cascade Mountains, you’ll love the quirky characters, surprising plot twists, and fast-paced writing that exemplify this series. Welcome to Alpine!In The Alpine Advocate, family drama reaches a fever pitch when rich old Neeny Doukas’ handsome grandson Mark Doukas is found murdered. Evidence suggests that Mark’s brother Chris, the black sheep of the Dooukas clan, may be to blame, but suddenly everyone in the family is acting suspicious. Emma and her trusted assistant Vida, who knows everyone in Alpine and is related to most of them, are on the case! Next in The Alpine Betrayal, Dani Marsh, who left Alpine years ago to become a Hollywood movie star, returns home to shoot her latest movie. Soon after her arrival, her ex-husband Cody Graf goes berserk with an axe, and is later found dead on a deserted back road. Emma covers the story for the local paper, but she and her friend Milo, the local sheriff, don’t think they’re getting the whole story. Why does everyone in town seem to hate Dani? Did Cody Graff really overdose, or was he murdered? Emma is determined to find out!Finally there’s The Alpine Christmas. Winter in Alpine is picturesque, with deep snow, Christmas trees, frozen lakes, and carolers. But the beauty is tarnished when a woman’s severed leg is found in the lake, and another woman’s dead body turns up in the forest. Emma Lord is joined on the case by her brother Ben, an irreverent priest visiting from Arizona. Can they find the killer before more women wind up dead?

Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer


Janni Lee Simner - 2006
    If there’s lost treasure to be found, she’s the one to find it. Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer—at your service. Moving with the stealth of a great cat of the African plains, Tiernay West can track a bicycle over dry pavement and infiltrate secret organizations far beyond bedtime. She has little use for playing by the rules, doing as she's told, or spending time with her mother’s dull new boyfriend and his computer-obsessed son. Tiernay may be months away from (elementary school) graduation, but she already knows what she wants out of life: to become a professional adventurer, just like the heroine of her father’s best-selling novels. She isn’t scared of anything, and when she catches wind of possible buried treasure in her own hometown, she’s on the job. She knows this could be her big break. If along the way Tiernay finds herself running for her life, scaling cliffs in the middle of the night, and evading her not-at-all-adventuresome mother, that’s all in a day’s work—and totally part of the plan.

Taken


Barbara Freethy - 2006
    Now, after a miraculous whirlwind courtship with the man of her dreams, she is his wife. But on their wedding night, he vanishes, leaving Kayla with the bitter realization that her desire has made her an easy mark for deception.Nick Granville has an ingrained sense of honor and an intense desire to succeed in building the world’s most challenging high-tech bridges. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless con man, he’s robbed of everything he values, including his identity. With nothing left to lose, he’ll risk any danger to clear his name and reclaim his life.Thrown together by fate, Kayla and Nick embark on a desperate journey toward the truth — to uncover the mysterious motives of an ingenious and seductive stranger who boasts he can’t be caught … and to reveal the shocking secrets of their own shattered pasts.

Shipwreck Detective


Richard Platt - 2006
    "Dear Duncan - A small fortune in gold could be yours - if you are smart enough to find it. I'm leaving a list of shipwrecks and a riddle - the rest is up to you..." Uncle Joe. Dive in and take the challenge with Duncan Cameron to search for sunken treasure. There are real shipwrecks to explore, secrets to unravel, and a mystery to solve, plus flaps to unfold, charts to read, a compass, pieces of eight, maps, and much more to help your quest. Can YOU spot the clues along the way - and crack Uncle Joe's riddle?

Atlas of Mind, Body and Spirit


Paul Hougham - 2006
    The in-depth coverage is both accessible and authoritative. In large full-color diagrams and photographs, we see how organs, nerves, bones, and muscles connect with the meridian lines and chakras used in ancient therapies, and come to understand how the principles of alternative medicine relate to the discoveries of science. By gathering together for the first time the wisdom of acupuncture, yoga, kabbalah, and shamanism with the practices of conventional medicine, osteopathy, and the Alexander Technique, the atlas gives a vivid overall picture of everything we know today about the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.

Last Whisper


Carlene Thompson - 2006
    Standing above Anne's shattered body, a gun aimed right at the terrified little girl, was Brooke's stepfather, Zachary Tavell. Luck saved Brooke that night, and in the years since, she's managed to build a good life in Charleston, West Virginia, secure in the knowledge that Zach is behind bars. Until the night another woman is murdered--a woman who looks just like Brooke. Zach Tavell has escaped from prison, and this time, Brooke will need much more than luck to survive.As the police search for Tavell, Brooke is shaken by a string of gruesome deaths and disturbing messages linked to her mother's murder. Everyone she has ever cared about is in danger. And soon it's clear that the nightmare that began fifteen years ago won't be over until Brooke comes face to face with a monstrous evil that's closer, and more cunning, than she ever imagined..."Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story."--Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall "Intriguing…brims with madness and creepy thrills."--RT BOOKclub Magazine on Share No Secrets

Blackwater Secrets


Gwen Hunter - 2006
    Never return to her hard-fisted father in the land of her birth, and the veiled mysteries, the memories of violence and murder. Over thirty years ago Helena Deveraux and her infant son died, the secret of their violent deaths buried by the powerful Old Man Deveraux. Their deaths were never investigated, explained or solved.Now, however, her father is dying, and so is Gen’s marriage to wealthy financier Barry Stone. Cast adrift from the life she has built in New York City, hounded by the paparazzi, Gen breaks a lifelong vow and flies back to the South, deep in the bayou country of Southern Louisiana. Back into the fading power of the Old Man Deveraux, back to the unanswered questions, back to her past.Waiting for Gen is her sister Lily and her beloved niece and nephew, her old nanny, Della, her dying father, the old mystery, and Starnes Templar, the teenage love she left behind when she ran away to the big city and a new way of life. Now, Geneva must confront the riddles of her youth, the questions of her own identity, and the yawning chasm that is her future.

PaleoJoe's Dinosaur Detective Club #1: The Disappearance of Dinosaur Sue (Paleojoe's Dinosaur Detective Club)


Joseph P. Kchodl - 2006
    Fantastic real life dinosaur adventures that every boy and girl will love.Kids will devour these dinosaur CSI stories while learning cool facts about their favorite dinosaurs and paleontology.Written by a real paleontologist, PaleoJoe, with gifted writer Wendy Caszatt-Allen, the Dinosaur Detective Club series is capturing the imagination of children around the country.

Idaho Code


Joan Opyr - 2006
    Especially when murder and homophobia are stalking the streets. For Wilhelmina “Bil” Hardy, trapped in the coils of her eccentric family and off-the-wall friends, neither the course of true love nor amateur sleuthing runs smooth. Mistaken identity, misunderstandings, and mysteries galore take Bil to places she’s never dreamed of visiting.Idaho Code is a funny book about love, family, and the freedom you can find in a state that values individuality more than common sense.Joan Opyr’s hobbies are politics, politics, and politics, though, for the sake of variation, she has been known occasionally to dance the polka.

Valley of the Skookum: Four Years of Encounters with Bigfoot


Sali Sheppard-Wolford - 2006
    It blew fresh off the glaciers of Mt. Rainier, freezing everything in its path to a still-frame of winter glory. Northwest natives knew the secret of the wind: With it came the low, mournful cries of Skookum, the great man-beast of the mountain. Generations of fathers and sons passed on the knowledge of the elusive tribe of giants. Skookums? grotesque likenesses graced Totem poles in each village and peopled campfire tales. Skookum was part of the Indian world. Each year, at the first sign of autumn, Skookum would retire to the caves on the Great Mountain. They would stay there until the scent of the thaw reached their nostrils from the valley below. Finally, winter began to lose its hold on the land and mournful cries could be heard on the wind?

Pirates of the Caribbean (The book edition film 1-3)


Ted Elliott - 2006
    You may have read the books. But now, for the first time in trade, the complete stories of all three films are sold together in this spectacular boxed set. Retrace the phenomenon of Pirates of the Caribbean from Elizabeth Swann's first encounter with Will Turner, to Jack Sparrow's recovery of the Black Pearl and the thrilling cross-ocean journey of At World's End. Each junior novel retells the movie in its entirety and has an eight-page full-color photo insert of images from the film.

A Bend in Time


Michelle Miles - 2006
    It's time to get your adventure on. The Adventures of Ransom & Fortune When hitman Dane Fortune was hired to kill the beautiful and sassy Skye Ransom, he never counted on her leading him on a game of cat and mouse through time.or that he'd just as soon kiss her as kill her. When Skye Ransom finds her parents murdered, she learns a hit man is responsible and she's his next target. While trying to outrun her would-be murderer, she inadvertently transports herself back in time. Her biggest problem? Sexy Dane Fortune follows her to carry out his hit.or has he? Part of this title was previously released as part of a series. It's time to get your adventure on.

PaleoJoe's Dinosaur Detective Club #2: Stolen Stegosaurus (Paleojoe's Dinosaur Detective Club) (Paleojoe's Dinosaur Detective Club)


Wendy Caszatt-Allen - 2006
    Fantastic real life dinosaur adventures that every boy and girl will love.Kids will devour these dinosaur CSI stories while learning cool facts about their favorite dinosaurs and paleontology.Find out if the dinosaur thieves can get away with stealing some of the rarest fossils ever found — Stegosaurus eggs.Written by a real paleontologist, PaleoJoe, with gifted writer Wendy Caszatt-Allen, the Dinosaur Detective Club series is capturing the imagination of children around the country.

The Golden Vulture / Crime, Insured


Maxwell Grant - 2006
    Gibson and Lester Dent (writing as "Maxwell Grant"), and artists George Rozen and Edd Cartier.The first volume of this new series reproduces both original covers by George Rozen, plus all of the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier. This book also includes new historical background articles by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray (who collaborated posthumously with Dent on Seven new Doc Savage novels previously published by Bantam).

The Column of Phocas: A Novel of Murder and Intrigue Set in Mediaeval Rome


Sean Gabb - 2006
    

Sherlock Holmes and the Chilford Ripper


Roger Jaynes - 2006
    Watson receives an alarming telegram from the respectable Doctor Geoffrey Blake. A monster is loose in the normally quiet Essex town of Chilford – a fiend who had already not only murdered, but mutilated three of the town’s inhabitants in the bloody style of the infamous Jack the Ripper. And for no apparent reason.The simple life of the villagers has been disrupted as a ripper lurks in the shadows, ready to pounce on his next victim. Despite the efforts of the young Constable Newton’s attempts to catch the wicked killer, Doctor Blake decides to take the matter upon his hands and visits 221B Baker Street to disclose the ghastly events and convince Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to uncover the dreaded mystery before the killer strikes again. The dangerous journey leads them to a group of five ex-servicemen who guard a troubling secret with the intention of suppressing the truth that could shake the whole town. Holmes and Watson are forced to reconcile the dispute that has erupted between the residents as they carefully time their plan which will ultimately reveal the murderer’s identity. Can the duo find the missing piece of the puzzle and expose the ripper before he destroys Chilford? Or will the ripper find a way to strike again?‘Sherlock Holmes and the Chilford Ripper’ tells the story of the duo’s spellbinding journey set in the picturesque countryside with a dark twist.Roger Jaynes has spent his entire life writing about a multitude of subjects in a variety of ways. As an award-winning sportswriter for the Miami Herald, Gannett News Service and the Milwaukee Journal, he was recipient of over 45 national writing awards including his being chosen as top ‘Sports News Writer of The Year’ in the United States by the Associated Press Sports Editors Association in 1977. After leaving journalism in 1988, Jaynes served as Director of Public Relations at Road America.Sherlock Holmes & The Chilford Ripper is the fourth book Jaynes has written.Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

Worlds Collide: A Fairy Tale


Heidi Joelle - 2006
    You will read personal accounts of the lives of people who may, at first glance, have nothing in common, and seem perfectly normal, contently living their average lives. And then you will flip a page and see a mystery unfolding, and learn that things are not always as they appear. Before you realize it has even happened, you will be swept away into a complex drama which will introduce you to characters you will never be able to forget; nor forget the lessons they learn or the friendships they have for each other. Snuggle into your favorite reading chair, and be introduced to Melinda, a girl with a secret that she refuses to use as an excuse to live a life in fear, Guy, someone who learns firsthand the nature of grace, Emilee, who must learn the hard way that she cannot always control everything, and many others.-from lulu.com

Jigsaw Jones' Detective Tips


James Preller - 2006
    Inside, you can solve mini-mysteries, crack codes, and ponder over puzzles. Jigsaw's terrific tips will help you think, look, and act like the best detective in town, case closed.Jigsaw puzzles are like mysteries -- you've got to look at all the pieces to solve the case!

Last Chance


Norah McClintock - 2006
    But she agrees to spend her summer working at an animal shelter anyway. (It's a long story.) Robyn soon discovers that many juvenile offenders also volunteer at the shelter—including Nick D'Angelo, a boy from Robyn's past. A boy she hoped to never see again. Nick has a talent for getting into trouble, but after his latest arrest, Robyn suspects that he just might be innocent. And she sets out to prove it...