Murder in the Secret Garden

Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101612934
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

Things really go to seed in the newest novel in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat mysteries... There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward’s book-themed resort—a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane’s current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder. With thousands of books at her disposal, Jane believes she has the proper materials to solve this deadly problem. If she’s wrong, however, she may lose something far more precious than the contents of Storyton’s secret library... From the Paperback edition.

Author: Tana French
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 9786180309751
Release Date: 2016-11-24
Genre: Fiction

Ο αστυνόμος Στίβεν Μόραν περίμενε καιρό να του δοθεί η ευκαιρία να περάσει το κατώφλι του Τμήματος Ανθρωποκτονιών του Δουβλίνου και η επιθυμία του γίνεται πραγματικότητα όταν ένα πρωί η δεκαεξάχρονη Χόλι Μακέι τού φέρνει αυτή τη φωτογραφία. Τη βρήκε αναρτημένη στον Τόπο των Μυστικών, έναν πίνακα όπου τα κορίτσια του ιδιωτικού σχολείου Σεντ Κίλντα μπορούν να αναρτήσουν ανώνυμα τα μυστικά τους. Συνήθως πρόκειται για κουτσομπολιά και κακεντρεχή σχόλια, αλλά σήμερα κάποιος τον χρησιμοποίησε για να πυροδοτήσει εκ νέου την έρευνα για τη δολοφονία του όμορφου και δημοφιλούς Κρις Χάρπερ. Ο Στίβεν θα ενώσει τις δυνάμεις του με τη σκληροτράχηλη αστυνόμο Αντουανέτ Κόνγουεϊ για να βρει τη λύση. Όλα τα στοιχεία οδηγούν τους δύο ντετέκτιβ στην κλίκα της Χόλι και στην κλίκα των αντίζηλών τους καθώς και σε έναν περίπλοκο ιστό σχέσεων και μυστικών που δένουν όλα αυτά τα κορίτσια με τον νεκρό Κρις Χάρπερ. Σε κάθε τους βήμα η πίεση αυξάνεται. Ο κόσμος των έφηβων αυτών κοριτσιών θα αποδειχθεί πολύ πιο επικίνδυνος απ’ ό,τι είχαν ποτέ φανταστεί οι δύο αστυνομικοί…

Author: Ζοέλ Ντικέρ
Publisher: Patakis
ISBN: 9789601651750
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Την άνοιξη του 2008, στη Νέα Υόρκη, κι ενώ η Αµερική ολόκληρη κινείται στον ρυθµό των προεδρικών εκλογών, ο ΜάρκουςΓκόλντµαν, νεαρός και επιτυχηµένος συγγραφέας, περνάει τον δικό του γολγοθά: δεν είναι σε θέση να γράψει το καινούριο µυθιστόρηµα που πρέπει να παραδώσει στον εκδότη του µέσα σε λίγους µήνες. Η διορία του κοντεύει να τελειώσει, όταν ξαφνικά όλα παίρνουν άλλη τροπή για κείνον: ο φίλος του και πρώην καθηγητής του στο πανεπιστήµιο, ο Χάρρυ Κέµπερτ, ένας από τους επιφανέστερους συγγραφείς της χώρας, βλέπει το παρελθόν του να ξανάρχεται στην επιφάνεια και βρίσκεται να κατηγορείται πως δολοφόνησε, το 1975, τη Νόλα Κέλλεργκαν, ένα κορίτσι δεκαπέντε χρονών, µε το οποίο λέγεται πως διατηρούσε σχέση. Πεπεισµένος για την αθωότητα του Χάρρυ, ο Μάρκους εγκαταλείπει τα πάντα για να πάει στο Νιου Χαµσάιρ και να διεξαγάγει τη δική του έρευνα. Πολύ γρήγορα όµως τα γεγονότα τον ξεπερνούν: η έρευνα τελµατώνει και ο ίδιος αρχίζει να δέχεται απειλές. Αν θέλει να αθωώσει τον Χάρρυ και να σώσει τη συγγραφική του καριέρα, πρέπει να απαντήσει σε τρία ερωτήµατα: Ποιος σκότωσε τη Νόλα Κέλλεργκαν; Τι συνέβη στο Νιου Χαµσάιρ το καλοκαίρι του 1975; Και πώς γράφει κανείς ένα επιτυχηµένο µυθιστόρηµα; Το βιβλίο-φαινόµενο του άγνωστου νεαρού Ελβετού συγγραφέα που κατέκτησε τη Γαλλία και τον κόσµο. Ιστορία αγάπης και ιστορία µυστηρίου, η Αλήθεια για την υπόθεση Χάρρυ Κέµπερτ είναι ένα µοναδικό βιβλίο, από αυτά που γράφουν ιστορία… ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ ΑΠΟ 2.000.000 ΑΝΤΙΤΥΠΑ ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΖΕΤΑΙ ΣΕ 35 ΓΛΩΣΣΕΣ NO 1 BESTSELLER ΣΕ ΓΑΛΛIΑ, ΙΣΠΑΝIΑ, ΙΤΑΛIΑ, ΓΕΡMΑΝIΑ, ΟΛΛΑΝΔIA «Ο Ζοέλ Ντικέρ µαγεύει τους αναγνώστες... Υπέροχοι διάλογοι, πολυεπίπεδοι χαρακτήρες, καταιγιστικές ανατροπές και µια πλοκή που κόβει την ανάσα... όλα τέλεια ταιριασµένα σε µια ακαταµάχητη ιστορία όπου πραγµατικά τίποτα δεν είναι αυτό που φαίνεται...» Trouw «Ο Ντικέρ γράφει µια ιστορία τέτοιας δύναµης και µαεστρίας, που δε θέλεις µε τίποτα να τελειώσει. Ένα µυθιστόρηµα που λειτουργεί αβίαστα σε τόσο πολλά επίπεδα: αστυνοµική ιστορία, ιστορία αγάπης, και ταυτόχρονα βαθιά κριτική της σηµερινής κοινωνίας και του πολιτισµού». Elsevier «Αν ανοίξετε το βιβλίο αυτό, είστε χαµένοι. Δε θα µπορέσετε να το αφήσετε πριν από την τελευταία σελίδα!» Bernard Pivot «Είναι πολύ σπάνιο, αλλά, όταν συµβεί, τίποτα δεν µπορεί να ανακόψει την πορεία του. Αναγνώστες νέοι και όχι και τόσο νέοι, απαιτητικοί και µη, γυναίκες και άντρες, όλοι θα διαβάσουµε από την πρώτη ως την τελευταία σελίδα το µυθιστόρηµα του Ζοέλ Ντικέρ. Και θα βγούµε από αυτή την εµπειρία µαγεµένοι από τις ενέσεις λογοτεχνικής αδρεναλίνης». Marc Fumaroli (Γαλλική Ακαδηµία), Le Figaro Littéraire «Ένα µυθιστόρηµα που δεν είναι απλώς ένα µυθιστόρηµα, αλλά µια µάχη. Όπως όλα τα µεγάλα βιβλία». El Mundo

New York Magazine

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Release Date: 1993-09-13
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Bruce Springsteen

Author: Peter Basham
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 9781842435502
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Music

Bruce Springsteen grew from a dishevelled, bearded singer of youthful street ballads to become the hottest name in the rock world - twice. The resilience of the New Jersey troubadour has seen him top the album charts in four successive decades, and his epic world tours with the legendarily hard-working E Street Band are still sell-outs well into the new millennium. Once seen as another Bob Dylan wannabe, Springsteen became rock's definitive chronicler of blue-collar life and inheritor of the spirit of Woody Guthrie. When the world needed a compassionate artistic statement, he delivered. This guide examines the growth of Bruce Springsteen's career, from the optimistic youth who wrote Born To Run to the respected heavyweight songwriter of today.

Marigolds Morning Glories Murder The Garden Club Murder Mystery Series

Author: McKenzy M. McBreey
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468576375
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to the Mountain Valley Garden Club! First line of business: find out why one of the garden club's members is murdered at the first garden club meeting of the year. Mountain Valley is a quiet, horse friendly community, with hitching posts throughout the town, and colorful flowers woven in the town's countryside surroundings. One can stop at The Big Bean for a steaming cup of coffee, and swap gardening tips with a neighbor. One may even be sipping a latte, unknowingly chatting with a murderer, or sharing a muffin with the woman who makes it a habit of having affairs with other women's husbands. There is a good looking new police chief in town, and his first major case is to find a killer. Former police chief, Brice Johansson, has shared his suspicions with the new chief, which might be helpful in solving the homicide. Supposedly, Candace Hatcher, the town divorcee, is looking for a new husband. Can she perchance be dating the murderer? Is it even conceivable the murderer is one of the town's prominent senior citizens? Who knows what dark secrets lurk in the small town of Mountain Valley?

Breach of Crust

Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698166936
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Fiction

Plate up another slice of Southern magic and mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Lemon Pies and Little White Lies . . . PIE SHELLS AND DEATH BELLES Ella Mae LeFaye’s delicious pies are still drawing long lines—as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club’s members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees. But when Ella Mae finds Bea’s body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she’s gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae’s longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn’t need magic to tell her she must find the killer before someone else gets panned.

The Complete Philo Vance Murder Mystery Series Illustrated Edition

Author: S.S. Van Dine
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 9788027222889
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Fiction

Philo Vance is a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York dilettante and bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent he likes to use for solving some quite complicated crimes. His methods are unusual and often in contradiction to the firm police rules and official requirements, but his wit always gets him a step further. Philo Vance novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine, who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books. Table of Contents: Introduction Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories The Philo Vance Series The Benson Murder Case The Canary Murder Case The Greene Murder Case The Bishop Murder Case The Scarab Murder Case The Kennel Murder Case The Dragon Murder Case The Casino Murder Case The Garden Murder Case The Kidnap Murder Case The Gracie Allen Murder Case The Winter Murder Case S. S. Van Dine is the pseudonym used by American art critic Willard Huntington Wright when he wrote detective novels. He was an important figure in avant-garde cultural circles in pre-WWI New York, and under the pseudonym he created the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance.

Blood Will Out The True Story of a Murder a Mystery and a Masquerade

Author: Walter Kirn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871407337
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: True Crime

A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 "Equals Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood as a nonfiction novel of crime.”—Gerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend’s murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew—a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself. Combining confessional memoir, true crime reporting, and cultural speculation, Blood Will Out is a Dreiser-esque tale of self-invention, upward mobility, and intellectual arrogance. It exposes the layers of longing and corruption, ambition and self-delusion beneath the Great American con.

New York

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028733074
Release Date: 2000
Genre: New York (N.Y.)


Murder in the Mystery Suite

Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101612873
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Fiction

First in a new series! WHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER? Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up…

Murder in the Queen s Garden

Author: Amanda Carmack
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698158641
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Fiction

The author of Murder at Westminster Abbey and Murder at Hatfield House is back with an absorbing and surprising new Elizabethan Mystery… 1559. Elizabeth has been on the throne for six months, and life in England seems newly golden. But for the Royal Court, murder and betrayal are foretold in the stars.... Kate Haywood, the young queen’s personal musician, has been keeping busy playing for a merry round of summer parties where famed astrologer Dr. John Dee and his fantastic horoscopes are all the rage. However, Elizabeth’s favorite stargazer fails to predict the discovery of a skeleton in the queen’s garden—and that the victim’s identity will call his own innocence into question. When the doctor’s pupil is the victim of a second murder, the concerned queen enlists her trusted Kate to clear the accused killer of wrongdoing. But will the stars align to light Kate’s path through a tangled thicket of treachery to save Elizabeth’s prized astrologer and protect the queen from those who threaten her reign?

New York Magazine

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Release Date: 1993-08-30
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Death in the Secret Garden

Author: Richard Forrest
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504037914
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Fiction

Children’s book author Lyon Wentworth fights to protect a Vietnam veteran accused of a grisly crime in this chilling psychological thriller. They find her by the river, naked, cold—and dead. Police chief Rocco Herbert recognizes her as the checkout girl at the Murphysville supermarket, an ordinary citizen of the easygoing Connecticut suburb whose death was anything but easy. In one hand, she clutches a First Cavalry Division shoulder patch, the kind handed out by Spook, a traumatized Vietnam veteran who gives the mementos of his old unit to everyone he meets. Maybe Spook killed her, maybe he didn’t, but without Lyon Wentworth’s help, he’s going to hang. A children’s book author with a knack for solving impossible crimes, Lyon and his wife, no-nonsense state senator Bea Wentworth, are Spook’s only hope. But as the couple digs into the circumstances surrounding the girl’s murder, they’ll find that Murphysville hides as many grim secrets as the jungles of Vietnam. There has never been an amateur sleuth quite like Lyon Wentworth, a hot-air balloonist who solves crimes between writing bestsellers. Death in the Secret Garden will push him closer to the limit than he’s ever gone before. Death in the Secret Garden is the 9th book in the Lyon and Bea Wentworth Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Secret Garden

Author: Annie Bullen
Publisher: Jarrold Publishing
ISBN: 1841651400
Release Date: 2006-04
Genre: Gardening

Whether you long to be surrounded by roses or something on a grander scale, this beautifully illustrated book written by nursery woman and garden expert Annie Bullen is full of ideas for creating a green and secret place where the pressures of the world can be forgotten.