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One cold and rainy morning, the body of a gypsy girl is found floating in a canal. Brunetti suspects she… fell off a nearby roof while fleeing an apartment she had robbed--but something about the case continues to haunt him. Sequel to "Suffer the little children", followed by "About face". 2008.
Par Faye Kellerman. 2006
Seventeen short stories include mysteries and family tales. In the previously unpublished title piece, Rina Decker discovers the body of… her elderly gardening buddy. In "The Stalker", Dana's boyfriend changes after they marry. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.
Par Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö. 1972
Par Henning Mankell. 2000
Philosophical detective Kurt Wallander and his team make connections between two deaths -- one of a reclusive birdwatcher and the… other of an orchid florist. Set in Skane on the southern tip of Sweden. 2000.
Par Laurie Thompson, Henning Mankell. 2001
Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team at the Ystad police station in Skåne, southern Sweden, receive an anonymous tip-off that… comes to pass a few days later: a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were Eastern European criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But as the case soon takes on a sinister turn, Wallander finds himself in Riga, Latvia. There he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats and lies. Some strong language. 2001. (Kurt Wallander ; 2) Uniform title: Hundarna i Riga.
Par Michael Connelly. 1994
Harry Bosch, maverick homicide detective, is hauled into court, the chief defendant in a civil suit against the LAPD. The… plaintiffs are the family of "The Dollmaker", a notorious serial killer whom Bosch shot during an arrest three years before. Their allegation? That Bosch killed the wrong man - an accusation which becomes horribly plausible when a new body is found to carry all the hallmarks of a Dollmaker slaying. To clear his name, Bosch must prove that a copycat killer is at work. But can he? Sequel to "The black ice", followed by "The last coyote". 1994.
Par Elizabeth George. 2000
A collection of three short stories. In 'The evidence exposed', the two week course on 'Great Houses of Britain' brings… together a varied group of enthusiasts. When one turns up dead, Inspector Thomas Lynley makes a cameo appearance. In 'I, Richard', Malcolm Cousins has spent years in the single-minded pursuit of a priceless letter, probably written by Richard III on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth, but does he want it enough to kill for it? Some strong language. 2000.
Par Anne Perry. 1990
After an accident, Detective William Monk awakens with no memory. Returning to work, he investigates the murder of the Honourable… Joscelin Grey, a precarious job for someone who has forgotten his professional skills. Set in London in 1856. 1990.
Par Ruth Rendell. 1974
The mentally handicapped man who worked at Brunetti's dry cleaners has just died of an overdose, and Brunetti's wife Paola… loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing or helping him. To please his wife, Brunetti investigates the death, and is surprised to find nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, nothing. As secrets unravel, Brunetti suspects an aristocratic family might be connected. But why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead? Sequel to "Beastly things", followed by "By its cover". 2013.
Par Lorenza Garcia, Claude Izner, Isabel Reid. 2007
Fin de siècle Paris. Armand de Valois has lost his fortune and his life at the Panama Canal. When his… widow Odette disappears into his tomb in the Père-Lachaise cemetery, her maid Denise fears the worst and turns to Odette’s former lover, bookseller Victor Legris. When Denise turns up drowned in the Seine, and Odette's corpse is found buried in an overgrown backyard, Victor throws himself into his second investigation. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007. Uniform title: Disparue du Père-Lachaise.
Par Peter Kirby. 2012
Inspector Luc Vanier is drinking his way through Christmas Eve when he is called out to investigate the murder of… five homeless people. His investigation takes him into the backrooms of the Catholic Church, the boardrooms of Montreal’s business elite, and the soup kitchens and back alleys of street life in winter. Includes strong language. 2012.
Par Giles Blunt. 2003
When the dismembered corpse of an American tourist turns up half-eaten by bears in the woods near Algonquin Bay, Detective… John Cardinal is assigned to the case. Usually his small-town cases practically solve themselves, but not only does he not have a single lead this time, but both the RCMP and CSIS get involved. Then a well-respected woman is found frozen under a glaze of ice, and Cardinal realizes that the two very different murders might well be linked. Some strong language. Sequel to "Forty words for sorrow", followed by "Blackfly season". 2003.
Par Donna Leon. 1998
An innocent young nun is caught up in a web of corruption and murder in a Venetian nursing home. She… approaches Commissario Guido Brunetti whose mother she had previously nursed. The victims had all bequeathed large sums of money to the clinic. Sequel to "Acqua Alta" . 1998. (Guido Brunetti mysteries ; 6)
Par Ruth Rendell. 1991
Par Ian Rankin. 2009
Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their… full title, but known colloquially as 'The Dark Side', or simply 'The Complaints'. It's where Malcolm Fox works. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he's a man with problems of his own. He has an increasingly frail father in a care home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship - something which Malcolm cannot seem to do anything about. But, in the midst of an aggressive Edinburgh winter, the reluctant Fox is given a new task. There's a cop called Jamie Breck, and he's dirty. The problem is, no one can prove it. 2009.
Par Ruth Rendell. 1993
When her mother, Eve, tells Liza she must leave their remote home, the gatehouse of a country mansion, Liza is… terrified. Although 17, she has never been on a bus or a train or played with a child of her own age. She has almost no knowledge of the world her mother describes as evil and destructive. Their strange, enclosed life together is over because Eve has killed a man and he is not the first. Liza is cast adrift but is not alone. She keeps her love affair secret from her mother, and from her lover she learns about the world and about herself. 1993.
Par Anne Perry. 1979
Par Ruth Rendell. 1989
Philip Wardman falls for a beautiful, enigmatic woman he meets at his sister's wedding. Philip abhors any depiction of violent… death, but Senta believes they should each kill someone to prove their love for each other. Some descriptions of sex. 1989.
Par H. R. F Keating. 1987
Inspector Ghote finds himself cast in the role of the Great Detective when Surinder Mehta M.C. expressly requests that the… Bombay detective be sent up to Ooty, the famous hill station, to solve the murder of the billiard marker in their most historic club. A daunting enough assignment without the luck of having Surinder as his tireless Dr Watson - the greatest hindrance in his career to date. Sequel to “Under a monsoon cloud”, followed by “Dead on time”. 1987.