Sydney Monaghan was scheduled to die by lethal injection at one minute past midnight, for the murder of Rod Lomax. But at the eleventh hour, the true murderer confesses and Sydney becomes a free woman. A free woman with a frightening plan. She blackmails the authorities into reporting her execution. And now the world at large thinks she's dead. Nevertheless, instead of being grateful, Sydney only has plans for revenge, and unleashes a series of increasingly surreal and bizarre events. So begins a giddy manhunt, combining mirth, mixed drinks, murder, featuring a memorable trio of protagonists: Donovan Parker, a handsome but none too bright nightclub owner and press agent; Abby Parker, Donovan's wife and a quintessential party girl; and Steve Dallas, a hard-drinking, small-time lawyer. As Sydney's roguery progresses, there are several more murders, a reasonable amount of crooked dealings, numerous fist-fights (often involving Dallas), and increasingly hilarious plot twists alternating with situations that characterize the "noir" genre. Gritty yet humorous, Mark Mueller uniquely combines the hardboiled detective tradition with screwball comedy. And, if anyone doesn't think there can be anything funny about a bomb going off in a funeral parlor-well, read "Murder Never Dies" and find out.
A dying century. A killing presence. Present day: Nathan Jacob’s life is coming apart. His adoptive father has passed away, leaving him grief-stricken. His only companion is his best friend, for whom he is falling more deeply every day. But Nathan is grappling with other demons: things half-formed and dark. Things that link him, somehow, to a series of horrific murders from the pages of history. 1890: Sergeant George Frohmell of the Dublin Metropolitan Police is running out of time. His city has become the hunting ground of a monster who preys on prostitutes and leaves them butchered in back alleys. As the bodies mount and the politics of Victorian Ireland come to the fore, Sergeant Frohmell must find his man – or lose everything.
Years after a possible involvement in a man's death at the height of the Vietnam protests and his own drug addiction, a journalist returns to his Brooklyn childhood home in the hope of reclaiming the love of his life. Reprint.
Paws for murder Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home, and a new love. The love has four legs, a plumey tail, and a lot of fur. Meet Gracie the rescue collie. Too smart for her own good – certainly too smart for Sheila’s good, when Gracie discovers a dead body during a dog park gambol. Especially since Sheila delves into mysteries surrounding this dead body ... only to discover the new guy at the Torrid Avenue dog park is a barely retired cop. Not good for an amateur sleuth with a big secret of her own that she intends to keep. She’s not exactly who she says she is. At least, she’s not who she pretended to be for 15 years. Will Sheila untangle the murder mystery before her secrets are untied, exposing her previous identity to her new small-town neighbors? And will Gracie ever learn the “Quiet!” command? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This whodunit with humor is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new small-town home. On the spectrum of McLinn's mystery novels, the Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy series is in the middle, Proof of Innocence is edgier (and has more romance), and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy. Secret Sleuth series Death on the Diversion Death on Torrid Avenue Look for more Secret Sleuth mysteries to come! Death on Beguiling Way Death on Covert Circle More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn: Caught Dead in Wyoming Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters) Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery) A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match
A groundbreaking--and terrifying--examination of the widespread resurgence of antisemitism in the 21st century, by the prize-winning and #1 internationally bestselling author of Hitler's Willing Executioners. Antisemitism never went away, but since the turn of the century it has multiplied beyond what anyone would have predicted. It is openly spread by intellectuals, politicians and religious leaders in Europe, Asia, the Arab world, America and Africa and supported by hundreds of millions more. Indeed, today antisemitism is stronger than any time since the Holocaust. In THE DEVIL THAT NEVER DIES, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen reveals the unprecedented, global form of this age-old hatred; its strategic use by states; its powerful appeal to individuals and groups; and how technology has fueled the flames that had been smoldering prior to the millennium. A remarkable work of intellectual brilliance, moral stature, and urgent alarm, THE DEVIL THAT NEVER DIES is destined to be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year.
In 1986, detective Gail Jensen believed she destroyed the most notorious serial killer in New York City history, "the Black Dagger Killer".It is now the year, 1999. New York City is preparing for its greatest New Year's celebration ever. The arrival of the new millennium. Thought to be dead, François Dubont, "the Black Dagger Killer" has returned to New York City. Dubont's purpose is to recover a diary from his ancestor that will grant him immortality.Once again, Gail Jensen is assigned to stop the "Black Dagger Killer". Only this time, the clock is running out for Jensen and New York City.
“Incisive wit . . . a sleuth worthy of comparison to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.”—James W. Hall Diana O’Hehir beguiled audiences with I Wish This War Were Over, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Now, she presents a mystery set in that most shadowy of landscapes: the human mind. Green Beach Manor, set on the jagged cliffs of the California coast, calls itself “A Colony for Independently Functioning Adults.” It costs a pretty penny—and Carla Day is confident that her affectionate-but-confused elderly father is getting the best care there. An accomplished former Egyptologist, he now lives in a fusion of past and present. The staff hasn’t a clue what he’s ranting about—and they’re ready to send him to what they privately call No Hope House. Then a string of suspicious events unravels. A fire starts inexplicably in the beauty parlor, and some drugs go missing. Carla, hoping to keep a close eye on her dad, lands a job as an aide at the Manor. But management has one condition: Spy for us, figure out who’s doing this—and you and your father can stay. Soon, a guest swallows glass hidden in her food. An employee dies an eerie death. And Carla’s father begins rambling not only about Egyptian pyramids, but also about a dead woman on the nearby beach. The answer may lie in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Or maybe it’s somewhere further—in the deep recesses of a brilliant old man’s memory. “One of the most intellectually delightful murder mysteries ever written . . . The narrating voice is a pleasure from beginning to end, and the reader comes away with an education in ancient Egyptology!”—Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments