By Shirley Damsgaard
Ophelia Jensen's strong witch granny Abigail revels in her paranormal powers. yet Ophelia by no means requested for her bothersome psychic skills -- in particular considering that they proved valueless while the thirty-something librarian's ally Brian used to be murdered via a still-unknown assailant.
Now, 5 years later, one other buddy is long gone, killed in nearly exact type. Even pricey outdated Abby isn't secure, distracted as she is by means of her struggle to avoid a huge, mega-polluting pig-farming operation from invading their small Iowa city. And Ophelia can't expect her snarling, scoffing nemesis, police detective Henry Comacho, to get the task performed, so she'll need to take concerns into her personal palms. simply because a standard thread to the crimes -- and a potential subsequent sufferer -- is all at once changing into troublingly obvious . . . and it's Ophelia Jensen herself!
Read or Download Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, Book 2) PDF
Best mystery books
Phyllis Newsom stands a superb opportunity within the Christmas cookie contest along with her snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies. yet Mrs. Simmons' gingerdoodles may well supply her a run for her money--until she's stumbled on strangled in a pile of cookies. With many on Santa's naughty suspect record, this situation is a cookie Phyllis capacity to fall apart?
For lovers of CJ Sansom and SJ Parris, HOLY undercover agent is the newest in Rory Clements' acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare sequence of Tudor undercover agent thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters historic Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters ancient 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 bunch of rich younger Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, unfastened Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion. however the conspirators were infiltrated through Sir Francis Walsingham's best intelligencer, John Shakespeare.
Shakespeare, although, is torn: the girl he loves stands accused of homicide. In a determined race opposed to time he needs to retailer her from the noose and the world from treachery. after which it dawns that either investigations are inextricably associated - by way of corruption very as regards to the seat of strength . . .
Marlowe is employed through an influential attorney he's by no means herd of to tail a beautiful redhead, yet makes a decision he prefers to aid 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 observe for it.
"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of la with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald
In Freud’s risky, remarkable Vienna of 1903, an creative health practitioner 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 across beheaded on church grounds. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt is baffled. may the killer be mentally unwell, anyone 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 individuals of a shadowy anti-Semitic team, he turns his gaze to the city’s close-knit Hasidic group. The surgeon is drawn into an city underworld that hosts and hides virulent racists on one part and fans of kabbalah at the different. and because the evidence—and bodies—pile up, Liebermann needs to think again his personal direction, the one who led him clear of the staggering and towards a lifetime of the brain.
- The Simeon Chamber
- A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (Puzzle Lady Mystery, Book 4)
- A Change Of Heir
- A Deadly Beef (Classic Diner Mystery, Book 2)
- Numero Zero
Extra info for Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, Book 2)
Est-ce pas?? He had a pronounced Flemish accent. His strongly marked features, his pale eyes, his long arms and his way of moving recalled those Belgian racing cyclists whom one sees being interviewed after an event. The noise of the crane unloading sand could be heard even more loudly here. Your name is Josef Van Houtte?? Maigret asked, after glancing at a piece of paper. Jef Van Houtte, yes, monsieur.? Are you the owner of this boat?? m the owner of it, monsieur, who else could be?? A good smell of cooking rose from the cabin, and at the foot of the stairs, which were covered with floral-patterned linoleum, a very young woman could be seen coming and going.
There followed the sound of kisses. Now she spoke to Maigret. I was sure I knew the name. Did you understand? Her father died shortly before the marriage?? And the mother?? he enquired. She looked at him sharply, wondering whether he was speaking ironically. t know. He stayed with her for one year more and then all of a sudden he disappeared? Does it interest you?? Everything interests me,? he sighed, getting up from his armchair to fetch a fresh pipe from the rack. ll involve a journey to Mulhouse??
Maigret asked the three down-and-outs. They shook their heads, still ill at ease. Suppose we went to see the skipper of the Poitou?? suggested the Deputy Public Prosecutor, who felt uncomfortable in these surroundings. The man was expecting them. He was very unlike the Fleming. He, too, had his wife and children on board, but the barge did not belong to him and it almost always did the same journey, between the sandpits of the upper Seine and Paris. His name was Justin Goulet; he was forty-five.
Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, Book 2) by Shirley Damsgaard