By Carola Dunn
In 1925, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, her husband, Alec Fletcher (a Scotland backyard Detective) and their new dual little one young children inherit and circulate to a brand new, better condominium at the outskirts of London right, in a level of moderate disrepair (thanks to an elderly, now deceased, uncle). Set in a small circle of homes and a communal backyard, it kind of feels a close to idyllic atmosphere. that's until eventually a lifeless physique turns up half-hidden below the timber of the communal backyard, rumors of bootleggers, American gangsters, and a world liquor smuggling operation through black ships flip every thing the wrong way up. And it's as much as Daisy - good, Alec with a few aid from Daisy - to determine who the lifeless guy is, why he used to be murdered and who did him in!
Read or Download Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 17) PDF
Best mystery books
Phyllis Newsom stands an excellent chance within the Christmas cookie contest along with her snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies. yet Mrs. Simmons' gingerdoodles may possibly provide her a run for her money--until she's came across strangled in a pile of cookies. With many on Santa's naughty suspect record, this example is a cookie Phyllis ability to collapse?
For enthusiasts of CJ Sansom and SJ Parris, HOLY secret agent is the most recent in Rory Clements' acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare sequence of Tudor secret agent thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters ancient Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters historic Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
In London's smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a gaggle of rich younger Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, loose Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion. however the conspirators were infiltrated by means of Sir Francis Walsingham's most sensible intelligencer, John Shakespeare.
Shakespeare, notwithstanding, is torn: the lady he loves stands accused of homicide. In a determined race opposed to time he needs to shop her from the noose and the world from treachery. after which it dawns that either investigations are inextricably associated - via corruption very as regards to the seat of strength . . .
Marlowe is employed by means of an influential attorney he's by no means herd of to tail a stunning redhead, yet comes to a decision he prefers to assist out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's homicide, yet her spouse's father prefers to not take the court's be aware for it.
"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of l. a. with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald
In Freud’s risky, wonderful Vienna of 1903, an creative surgeon and an intrepid detective back problem psychotic criminals throughout a panorama teetering among the subtle and the savage, the exciting destiny and the primitive past.
On contrary aspects of the town, males are came upon beheaded on church grounds. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt is baffled. may possibly the killer be mentally in poor health, somebody the sufferers got here into touch with? a few are even blaming the murders at the satan. but if psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann learns that either sufferers have been vocal contributors of a shadowy anti-Semitic workforce, he turns his gaze to the city’s close-knit Hasidic neighborhood. The health professional is drawn into an city underworld that hosts and hides virulent racists on one facet and fans of kabbalah at the different. and because the evidence—and bodies—pile up, Liebermann needs to re-evaluate his personal course, the one who led him clear of the mind-blowing and towards a lifetime of the brain.
- The Seventh Bullet (The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
- Double Deuce (Spenser, Book 19)
- Blood on Biscayne Bay (Mike Shayne, Book 13)
- The Cry of the Owl
- Murder on Parade (A Chloe Boston Myster, Book 4)
- Eat, Drink, And Be Buried (Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries, Book 4)
Additional info for Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 17)
Her silken tresses were teased into glossy bangs and swept up into a regal coif sparkling with jewelled pins and fine gold chains. Diamonds flashed on her fingers, wrists and neck. Teardrop pearls dripped from her earlobes, and a diamond-studded silver mesh was pinned to the back of her hair, falling like a rain-dewed cobweb around her neck. Her ladies praised her beauty, but were forced to rub berry juice into her cheeks and lips, reminding her of a lamb being prepared for slaughter. The priests and nobles awaited her in the long, banner-hung throne room with a high roof and polished slate floor.
Fat, bearded Bardock, who smelt of wine and dogs. Old, widowed Grisson, thin and lecherous, who sucked at his food with a toothless mouth. The memory soured her stomach. All her hopes had rested upon the young, handsome King Torrian, the only one she had even considered, until she had found out that he was a rapist and woman beater. The unwholesome glint in his eyes had become obvious when she had been informed of his true nature. Her principal lady-in-waiting, Lady Royanne, had told her tearfully, clearly aware that she was dashing the young Queen's hopes for a happy marriage.
They were here to vie for her hand in marriage, and her extreme youth and beauty clearly pleased them. It was not her they wanted though, but to annex her rich kingdom for the duration of the marriage and profit from it. Her father's last words echoed in her mind as she was led towards the throne, hardly aware of the courtiers who bowed as she passed. The ceremony was a blur of droning speeches and tuneless hymns. She held the things that were placed in her hands, not caring what they were, and repeated the words that she was asked to, her mind still filled with the image of her father's gaunt, tired face.
Black Ship (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 17) by Carola Dunn