Death by Hollywood: A Novel

By Steven Bochco

From the acclaimed co-creator of Hill road Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue, Death by way of Hollywood is a suspenseful, surprising, and darkly comedian crime novel a few screenwriter, a billionaire's spouse, a homicide, and, after all, a cop.

"There was once a author through the identify of Merle Miller, who wrote that folks in Hollywood are regularly touching you--not simply because they prefer you, yet simply because they need to work out how delicate you're ahead of they consume you alive."
So starts off this seductive and brilliant novel through two-time Edgar Award–winning author Steven Bochco, within which a down-on-his-luck screenwriter named Bobby Newman attempts to show a brutal homicide into his subsequent motion picture payday.

One day, whereas spying on his Hollywood Hills acquaintances via his $4,000 Bushnell XR90 digital telescope, Bobby sees a stunning socialite making like to a good-looking Latin actor named Ramon. whilst their pillow speak takes a flip for the gruesome, Bobby watches in horror because the lady bludgeons her lover to loss of life along with his personal performing trophy. determining to jot down approximately it rather than reporting it to the law enforcement officials, Bobby insinuates himself into Detective Dennis Farentino’s homicide research, forging an strange friendship with the cop that seems to be extra advanced than both of them had bargained for. ahead of lengthy, Bobby has dragged the detective, his estranged spouse, his lover, and his agent right into a Hollywood fun-house corridor of mirrors, the place purely the main manipulative participant will live on.

Savvy, humorous, horny, and streetwise, Death by way of Hollywood is the story Steven Bochco could not inform on tv. it's the paintings of an inventive storyteller, sure to enthrall readers from commencing to finish.

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Cold Truth: Lou Mason Thriller Series

By Joel Goldman

If it bleeds, it leads and Gina Davenport's loss of life led the neighborhood information that day.

News cameraman, Ted Phillips, captured the plunge of therapist and most sensible promoting writer, Gina Davenport, from an 8th tale window - dwell - on what had began as a sluggish information day. The shattered glass fell like rain. The digicam rolled. And Davenport lay mangled at the concrete as a gloomy pool of blood unfolded from her head.

Was it suicide, or cold-blooded murder? 

Attorney Lou Mason had doubtless it used to be homicide. Suicides leap out of open home windows. Murderers holiday the glass. He could not retain his brain off Gina Davenport's homicide. How may well he? while an enigmatic younger girl turns herself in, claiming she murdered Davenport, Mason takes the case. yet whatever approximately her tale simply does not upload up. attempting to crack the case, Mason dives deep right into a black marketplace underworld  -- one run on medications and soiled funds the place fact comes on the optimum attainable cost - life. 

Cold Truth delivers riveting, page-turning twists and turns within the culture of crime writer James Patterson. 

Get in at the twists, turns, and unbridled suspense and get your replica today! 

If you like interpreting Lee baby, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham, you will not are looking to leave out the opposite books within the Lou Mason series, Motion to Kill, The final Witness, Deadlocked, and Final Judgement.

"Joel Goldman is the true deal. In Cold Truth, Lou Mason is going his namesake Perry one higher and should make Kansas urban a must-stop at the lawyer/thriller map." ~John Lescroart, bestselling writer of The First Law 

"Wanted for stable writing: Joel Goldman moves back with Cold Truth." ~The Kansas urban Star 

"Joel Goldman's Cold Truth offers us a fast moving felony thriller...This one makes strong seashore reading.The Pilot Southern Pines, N.C. 

"It's a suspenseful, gritty tale that retains the reader engrossed until eventually the very end.The Facts, Brazosport, TX 

You're addicted to the Lou Mason mystery begin in at the Jack Davis mystery sequence with three books of web page turning suspense in Shake Down, The useless Man, and No manner Out

You'll additionally are looking to purchase the 1st ebook within the new Alex Stone mystery Series, Stone Cold. Get yours now and prepare for a few unstoppable pleasure!

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A Great Day for the Deadly (Gregor Demarkian Mystery, Book 5)

By Jane Haddam

Wintry weather is thawing, yet in a small-town convent there lurks an ice-cold killer

Her formative years neighbors sought after careers, yet Brigit Ann Reilly spent her formative years anticipating her wedding—her marriage ceremony to God. while she ultimately will get to don the behavior, her new order sends her to Maryville, the place a former sister is poised to develop into Rome’s first Irish-American saint. Brigit has no time to fret approximately Vatican politics. She’s approximately to turn into a martyr herself.

Brigit is located lifeless within the basement of her neighborhood library, her corpse swarming with ten toxic water moccasins. whilst ex-FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian hears of her demise, he's questioned through issues: Water moccasins are usually not local to upstate long island, and Brigit died of hemlock poisoning, no longer the snakes’ venom. As Maryville whips itself right into a pious frenzy looking for proof for its place of birth hero’s sainthood, Demarkian will test his personal miracle by means of discovering justice for the murdered younger nun.

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Mint Julep Murder (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 9)

By Carolyn Hart

One in every of America's such a lot liked secret writers, Carolyn G. Hart, the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning writer, returns to her unique mystery
series that includes Annie Darling, proprietor of the loss of life on call for book place, and her husband, Max, with Mint Julep Murder.

Normally, Annie Laurence Darling will be eagerly anticipating her journey to move Island, the place this year's Dixie e-book pageant is being held. yet this 12 months Annie has agreed to be the writer liaison to 5 authors venerated with the much-coveted Dixie ebook pageant Medallions, and he or she fears she will have her arms complete juggling murderous egos. What Annie does not anticipate is the premature demise of formidable Mint Julep Press writer Kenneth Hazlitt. Hazlitt arrives on the pageant peddling a suggestion for tune of the South, a trashy roman  clef that info the indiscretions of a few well-known Southern authors at a writers' conference--writers who greater than resemble the Dixie competition Medallion winners. whilst Hazlitt drops useless after ingesting successful of bourbon from his deepest inventory, the facts issues to Annie--the deadly glass is imprinted along with her fingerprints. As progressively more proof issues her method, Annie and Max needs to act quick to seize a wily killer...before the police throw the booklet at Annie!

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley


Flavia de Luce—“part Harriet the undercover agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A sequence of unlucky Events” (The long island instances e-book Review)—takes her striking sleuthing prowess to the all at once unsavory international of Canadian boarding faculties within the fascinating new secret from New York occasions bestselling writer Alan Bradley.

Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her challenge, while her father and Aunt Felicity send her off to overlook Bodycote’s woman Academy, the boarding institution that her mom, Harriet, as soon as attended around the sea in Canada. The solar has now not but risen on Flavia’s first day in captivity whilst a present lands at her toes. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that present is a charred and mummified physique, which tumbles out of a bed room chimney. Now, whereas attending periods, making pals (and enemies), and assessing the school’s stern headmistress and college (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is at the hunt for the victim’s id and time of dying, in addition to suspects, factors, and capacity. Rumors swirl that omit Bodycote’s is haunted, and that numerous ladies have disappeared with no hint. by way of fixing a number of mysteries, Flavia is as much as the task—but her actual future has but to be revealed.

Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
“Flavia de Luce [is] might be modern crime fiction’s most unique character—to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) slightly starts off to explain her.”Maclean’s
“Another deal with for readers of every age . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] keeps the excessive criteria Bradley set from the start.”Booklist
“Exceptional . . . [The] fascinating setup basically will get higher, and Bradley makes pass over Bodycote’s a certainly Gothic atmosphere for Flavia’s sleuthing. via all of it, her morbid narrative voice maintains to charm.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Even in spite of everything those years, Flavia de Luce remains to be the world’s maximum adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth.”The Seattle Times
“Plot twists come quicker than Canadian snowstorm. . . . Bradley’s experience of commentary is as prepared as gung-ho scientist Flavia’s. . . . the consequences up to now are seven glowing Flavia de Luce mysteries.”Library Journal
“A damn strong ‘girls’ personal experience’ yarn with an intensive forged of characters and suspects . . . whilst all is printed, the hyperlinks, misunderstandings and secrecy have a lovely click.”Winnipeg unfastened Press
“A pleasant installment within the series!”LibraryReads
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s cherished Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
“If ever there have been a sleuth who’s daring, amazing, and, convinced, lovely, it’s Flavia de Luce.”USA Today
“This idiosyncratic younger heroine maintains to charm.”The Wall highway Journal
“Delightful . . . a mix of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes.”The Boston Globe

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Seducer: A Novel

Interludes of reminiscence and fancy are combined with a homicide research during this panoramic imaginative and prescient of up to date Norway. Jonas Wergeland, a winning television manufacturer and well-recognized women guy, returns domestic to discover his spouse murdered and his lifestyles without notice splayed open for all to determine. As Jonas turns into a detective into his wife's loss of life, the reader additionally starts to enquire Jonas himself, and the line his existence has taken to arrive this element, asking How do the items of a existence healthy jointly? Do they healthy jointly in any respect? The lifestyles Jonas has outfitted starts off to peel away just like the layers of an onion, slowly becoming smaller. His quest for the killer turns into a quest into himself, his previous, and every little thing that has made him the fellow he appears. Translated into English for the 1st time, this bestselling Norwegian novel transports and transfixes readers who come alongside for the ride.

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