By Miles Harvey

The Island of misplaced Maps tells the tale of a curious crime spree: the robbery of ratings of worthwhile centuries-old maps from one of the most famous examine libraries within the usa and Canada. The offender was once Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques broker from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had long gone almost undetected until eventually he was once stuck in 1995–and was once unmasked because the so much prolific American map thief in historical past. As Miles Harvey unravels the secret of Bland’s lifestyles, he maps out the area of cartography and cartographic crime, weaving jointly a desirable tale of exploration, craftsmanship, villainy, and the entice of the unknown.

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By Louise Welsh

A virulent disease referred to as 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a urban in obstacle. Hospitals start to fill with the lifeless and loss of life, yet Stevie Flint is confident that the unexpected demise of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey used to be no longer from ordinary reasons. As roads out of London develop into gridlocked with humans fleeing an infection, Stevie's look for Simon's killers takes her within the other way, into the depths of the demise urban and a race with dying.

A gorgeous solution to Burn is the 1st outbreak within the Plague Times trilogy. Chilling, demanding and fully compelling, it really is Louise Welsh writing on the top of her powers.

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By Charlotte MacLeod

With a serenely attractive, picture-perfect day as a backdrop, what might be able to get it wrong on the excellent beach marriage ceremony at the Kelling property? lots. First, Max is knocked subconscious through an individual attempting to thieve the bride's gold and ruby necklace. Then a scorching air balloon by surprise crashes into the tent leaving a mangled corpse underneath its wicker basket. Later, Uncle Jem's classic Rolls Royce is stolen. it is going to now take all of Max's ambitious abilities because the world's maximum specialist on artwork robbery to pop this secret vast open.

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By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A DREAMER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
The rugged panorama of Scotland draws dreamers who circulation north, wrapped in fantasies of having fun with the easy lifestyles. and they do not final, however it looks like Effie Garrard has come to stick. while Constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her, he is surprised that she weathered the tough wintry weather. yet Effie is sort of delusional, imagining that she's engaged to neighborhood artist Jock Fleming. Later, Effie is located within the mountains, poisoned by means of hemlock.

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By William Kent Krueger

Cork O’Conner returns for “hold-your-breath suspense” (Booklist, starred overview) within the 13th novel within the New York Times bestselling secret series.

During a snowstorm one sour iciness evening, simply days prior to Christmas, the automobile belonging to the spouse of a retired neighborhood pass judgement on is came upon deserted on a rural county highway in Tamarack County. After days of fruitless looking out, there's little desire that she’ll be discovered alive, if she’s stumbled on at all.

Cork O’Connor, the ex-sheriff of Tamarack County, notices small issues in regards to the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. while the loved puppy puppy of a chum is brutally killed and beheaded, he starts to work out a startling trend in those and different contemporary darkish occurrences within the quarter. And after his personal son is brutally attacked and approximately killed, Cork knows that somebody is spinning a perilous net in Tamarack County. At its middle is a homicide greater than two decades outdated, for which an blameless guy can have been convicted. Cork recalls the case in simple terms too good. He was once the deputy answerable for the research that despatched the guy to prison.

With the darkest days of the 12 months handy, the storms of iciness proceed to isolate Tamarack County. someplace at the back of the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a vengeful strength is at paintings. And Cork has in basic terms hours to forestall it earlier than his friends and family pay the last word expense for the sins of others.

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By Katherine Ramsland

A forensics professional follows the old evolution of CSI via a century of serial killers.

"Katherine Ramsland has brilliantly captured the insights and drama of a few attention-grabbing circumstances" (Dr. Henry Lee) in her prior bestselling books. Now she examines the case histories of twelve of the main infamous serial killers of the final 100 years, and solutions the questions: What clues did they depart in the back of? How have been they finally stuck? How used to be each one twist and switch in their crimes matched by way of the both compelling guns of technological know-how and logic?

From exploring the 19th century's earliest investigative instruments to awesome twenty-first century CSI advances, The Devil's Dozen presents a desirable window into the area of these who kill-and those that commit their lives to bringing them to justice.

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By Dennis Lehane

When they have been childrens, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle have been pals. yet then an odd automobile pulled as much as their highway. One boy bought into the auto, didn't, and whatever poor happened—something that ended their friendship and altered all 3 boys forever.

Now, years later, homicide has tied their lives jointly back . . .

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