Books

  • Three Act Tragedy
    At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar is the first to die...Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor's house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died. But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison -- just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive!
  • A Stained White Radiance
    Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia--their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past, as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou. An assassination attempt and the death of a cop draw Robicheaux into the Sonniers' dangerous web of madness, murder and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own. And they've come out of hiding to destroy the tormented investigator--and the two people he holds most dear.
  • When Eagles Burn (Maddox Book #1)
    Author:Jack Hayes
    September 1944. A V2 lands with horrifying precision, aimed to kill Churchill. Germany has developed missiles capable of targeted, long-range assassinations. Veteran of the SOE, Captain Maddox, is sent behind enemy lines to Finland to halt production. But between the local Finns, Red Army and Nazis, this may be his deadliest mission ever. Worse, he suspects there's a traitor on his team.September 1944.Germany is being pushed back across Europe but the war is not yet won. A fanatical group within the Nazi hierarchy is determined to do whatever is necessary to tip the balance in the Fatherland's favour.Their plan? Pinpoint guided V2 rockets.From across the seas, the Nazis will be able to hit a specific location with a large enough warhead to guarantee precision assassinations.Their first target: Winston Churchill.Captain Maddox is a veteran of Britain's Special Operations Executive.He is sent behind enemy lines to Finland thwart this new menace.But finding and stopping the Germans is just the first problem among many. Will the local Finns, battling Soviet Russia, greet him as friend or foe? And what of the Red Army, who want the technology for themselves?Worse still, Maddox quickly realises not everyone on his team wants him to make it through the war alive."When Eagles Burn" is the electrifying first book in the Maddox series. A fast-paced thriller in the style of Alistair MacLean, Jack Higgins and Clive Cussler."Another masterful thriller from Jack Hayes. A precision guided bomb explodes in London, throwing the British high command into disarray. But the threat comes not from Nazi Germany but from the trackless wastes and endless winter night of occupied Finland. A team of hand-picked soldiers is parachuted into the area with the most specific instructions and one simple objective. But facing the armed might of both the Nazis and the Red Army isn't their only problem – they have a traitor in their ranks, a man with his own very different agenda. A gripping tale of heroism and treachery." -- James Becker, author of "The Lost Testament""A cracking read!" -- Roger Hurn, author of "Business is Murder""A thriller in a class of its own!" -- Matt Lynn, author of the "Black Ops" series.
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter
    Author:Jeff Lindsay
    Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened—of himself or some other fiend.
  • L'affaire Lerouge. English
    L\'affaire Lerouge By Emile Gaboriau
  • The Piper's Son
    Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can't forget. Shooting for oblivion, he's hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom's in no shape to mend what's broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper's Son redefines what it means to go home again.
  • The Golden Ball and Other Stories
    Is it a gesture of good will or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to magnificent estate? How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? What unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, and unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover? In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Crime takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights. The Listerdale Mystery The Girl in the Train The Manhood of Edward Robinson Jane in Search of a Job A Fruitful Sunday The Golden Ball The Rajah's Emerald Swan Song The Hound of Death The Gypsy The Lamp The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael The Call of Wings Magnolia Blossom Next to a Dog
  • Double Sin and Other Stories
    In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. . . . While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible. . . . In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection.
  • Le crime d'Orcival. English
    This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
  • 21 Weeks: Week 3
    Author:R.A. LaShea
    A man is found dead in the stairwell of a casino hotel. Stabbed multiple times. His wounds stuffed with casino chips. Investigation hindered by the hotel staff’s attempts to cover up the true nature of the crime, Detective Beck Nash must pull out a few tricks of her own as she tries to determine if the murder is the work of someone with a personal vendetta or a serial killer.A man is found dead in the stairwell of a casino hotel. Stabbed multiple times. His wounds stuffed with casino chips. Investigation hindered by the hotel staff’s attempts to cover up the true nature of the crime, Detective Beck Nash must pull out a few tricks of her own as she tries to determine if the murder is the work of someone with a personal vendetta or a serial killer.21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.Warning: This series is about a serial killer. There will be violence. There will be language. There will be other adult things. It is intended for a mature audience.
  • Never Knowing
    At thirty-three Sara Gallagher is finally happy. Her antique furniture restoration business is taking off and she’s engaged to a wonderful man. But there’s one big question that still haunts her — who are her birth parents? Sara is finally ready to find out. Sara’s birth mother rejects her—again. Then she discovers her biological father is an infamous killer who’s been hunting women every summer for almost forty years. Sara tries to come to terms with her horrifying parentage — and her fears that she’s inherited more than his looks — with her therapist, Nadine, who we first met in "Still Missing." But soon Sara realizes the only thing worse than finding out your father is a killer is him finding out about you. Some questions are better left unanswered.
  • The Convict and Other Stories
    The Convict and Other Stories is a collection of nine award-winning and beautifully composed stories, set in locales along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and battlefields around the world. These masterful stories are at once poignant portrayals of the rugged, conflicted Southern man as well as explorations of themes long familiar to Burke's readership: loss and hard-won courage, betrayal and friendship, violence and heroism, and the inveitability of death.
  • Tropical Depression
    Author:Jeff Lindsay
    Before there was Dexter, there was Billy Knight. NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jeff Lindsay mastered suspense with his wildly addictive DEXTER series. Before that, however, there was former cop and current burnout Billy Knight. When a hostage situation turns deadly, Billy loses everything—his wife, his daughter, and his career. Devastated, he heads to Key West to put down his gun and pick up a rod and reel as a fishing boat captain. But former co-worker Roscoe McAuley isn't ready to let Billy rest. When Roscoe tells Billy that someone murdered his son, Billy sends him away. When Roscoe himself turns up dead a few weeks later, however, Billy can't keep from getting sucked back into Los Angeles, and the streets that took so much from him. Billy's investigations into the death of a former cop, and his son, will take him up to the highest echelons of the LAPD, finding corruption at every level. It puts him on a collision course with the law, with his past, with his former fellow officers, and with the dark aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Jeff Lindsay's considerable storytelling gifts are on full display, drawing the reader in with a mesmerizing style and a case with more dangerous blind curves than Mulholland Drive.
  • Where There's Smoke
    Kate Powell is a successful young businesswoman, but her life feels empty. When she hears of someone who had a baby through artificial insemination, she decides she wants a baby, and advertises for a suitable father. Alex Turner seems perfect, but Kate's plans have devastating consequences.
  • Blue on Black
    A short story featuring LAPD detective Harry Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling. The story was first published in the 2010 anthology Hook, Line & Sinister.