Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet

By Leonardo Padura

Praise for the Havana Quartet:

Havana Red, one other winner from sour Lemon Press.”—The big apple Times

“Overlaid with a wealthy smoky patina, an environment that reeks of slums and riches, cigar smoke and unique perfumes.”—The Independent

“Talk approximately unforeseen discoveries, the Havana Quartet is a revelation. With a nod to Key Largo and a digital bow to The Maltese Falcon, those novels are eventually in regards to the redemptive nature of timeless friendship and the possibly harmful nature of timeless love.”—The Atlantic Monthly

“Drenched with that beguiling otherness so beautiful to fanatics of mysteries of different cultures, it is going to additionally attract those that savor the sultry lyricism of James Lee Burke.”—Booklist

The fourth identify of the prize-winning Havana Quartet.

Twenty-four-year-old Lissette Delgado was once overwhelmed, raped, after which strangled with a towel. Marijuana is located in her residence and her cloth cabinet is suspiciously past the technique of a highschool instructor. Lieutenant Conde is stressed through “the maximum authority” to finish this research fast while likelihood leads him into the palms of a pretty redhead, a saxophone participant who stocks his love for jazz and scuffling with fi sh.

This is a Havana of crumbling, grand structures, secrets and techniques hidden in the back of pale doorways, and corruption. For an writer dwelling in Cuba, Leonardo Padura is remarkably outspoken in regards to the failings of Fidel Castro’s regime. but it is a eulogy of Cuba, its lifetime of song, intercourse, and the nice friendships of these who elected to stick and struggle for survival.

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Tjockare än vatten

By Carin Gerhardsen

Hon lämnade dörren på glänt och gled sedan försiktigt ner i badkaret för att låta huden vänja sig vid den höga temperaturen. Så drog hon ett djupt andetag och slöt ögonen medan smärtan sakta vek undan.

När hon slog upp dem igen var det för att det klickade i låset.

Mellan henne och den stängda dörren stod plötsligt en äldre, svartklädd kvinna med långt grått hår. En äldre model av henne själv, tänkte hon och kände insikten komma.

Hon skulle dö nu.

Tjockare än vatten är en hisnande mystery som bottnar i det omöjliga i att göra sig fri från det förflutna. Går det ens att skydda sig från den egna familjen och de drifter och demoner som formar och jagar oss genom livet?

Carin Gerhardsen är tillbaka med den sjunde, fristående boken i sin framgångsrika serie om Hammarbypolisen. Den här gången har ingen i kriminalkommissarie Conny Sjöbergs crew en aning om vad som väntar dem. Petra Westman njuter av att en big apple vår är i annalkande och Jamal Hamad ligger i sjuksängen och tror att mardrömmen äntligen är över. Föga anar de att några mördade katter bara är början på en spiral av oförutsedda händelser - med ond bråd död som minsta gemensamma nämnare.

Marked as retail on unique obtain resource.

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Night of the Assassin: (Assassin Series Prequel)

By Russell Blake

Evening of the murderer is the gritty, edge-of-your seat prequel to King of Swords. A no-holds-barred, breakneck-paced mystery, evening of the murderer charts the early years of El Rey - the King of Swords - a super-assassin liable for a few of the world's such a lot remarkable and bold executions.

Framed opposed to the backdrop of present-day Mexico's brutal narco-trafficking violence, evening of the murderer chronicles the making of a monster - a cold-blooded, ruthless killing computing device. uncooked, worrying, edgy and unflinching, this epic saga defies conference to create a roller-coaster of intrigue, suspense and thrills that might go away even the main jaded mystery aficionados gasping for breath.

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A Q & A for evening of the murderer with bestselling writer Russell Blake

Question: evening of the murderer makes use of usually bloody, surprising imagery. Why write the radical that way?

Russell Blake: i wished to write down a barreling, no-holds-barred Lamborghini of a publication, with unforeseen twists and turns that left you along with your abdominal in knots, afraid to show off the lighting. Mexico's drug conflict sees over 8 thousand humans useless each year from cartel violence that is savage and ruthless. i needed to seize that lurid, blood-soaked fact and make it visceral, make it actual for the reader, and in addition go away them feeling like they would been via a traumatic, tangible event. I used various strategies to accomplish that, and the evocative and surprising scenes are one in all them. There are a couple of photographs that might have readers cringing and may reason nightmares, so this is not for the faint of heart.

Q: evening of the murderer is the prequel to King of Swords. Why write this after that novel was once released?

RB: The villain of KOS is El Rey, the murderer who makes use of the tarot card, the King of Swords, as his signature. After i ended writing KOS, i could not get him out of my head, and that i instantly begun writing evening. It used to be like a compulsion, and that i could not shake it. So I bought it onto paper as instantly as i may, so i would not lose the essence of the nature. the outcome, i have been advised, does KOS justice.

Q: evening of the murderer is determined in Mexico, in addition to Australia. The descriptions are very bright. have you been there?

RB: I dwell in Mexico, so the descriptions greater leap off the web page. and that i spent loads of time knocking round Australia, so i am greater than passing conversant in the entire destinations within the book.

Q: what's your excellent reader like?

RB: My readers are clever, savvy, jaded, and insist much out in their thrillers. I write if you have learn the entire colossal names, and that i anticipate my paintings to be in comparison opposed to the Forsyths and Ludlums of the realm. I write my thrillers even faster-paced, so they are going to convey absolutely and depart a long-lasting effect. I grew up on Day of the Jackal and The Bourne trilogy, and that is the point i attempt to write to each web page. even supposing evening is a prequel, it really is designed to knock readers' socks off from the 1st sentences.

Q: many of the scenes are so image they make you wince. have you ever gotten flack for that?

RB: I had a couple of readers say they have been examining among their hands as they concealed their eyes. That tells me I did my task as a storyteller. i feel solid fiction may still take you out of truth, and a few of the scenes in evening will stick with you lengthy after the book's performed. The scenes are paced for particular influence, & i admire how they wound up working.

Q: you utilize flashbacks within the early chapters of the publication. Why use that technique?

RB: occasionally you could allude to objects in a character's prior, yet different instances it is higher to deliver the reader to the development to be able to make it extra vibrant. there have been a couple of seminal occasions I felt had to be memorialized as entire sections dependent long ago instead of mentioned as a part of the current. Flashbacks are the simplest mechanism to complete that i do know of.

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Police State: How America's Cops Get Away with Murder

By Gerry Spence

All of us are looking to consider secure. yet secure from what, and from whom?

In his 60-plus years as a tribulation legal professional, Gerry Spence hasn't ever represented someone accused of against the law within which the police hadn't themselves violated the legislation. no matter if by way of protecting up their very own corrupt dealings, by way of the falsification or manufacture of proof, or by way of the outright homicide of blameless civilians, these participants charged with upholding the legislations too frequently holiday it, in methods extra scandalous than the courts have dared admit. The police and prosecutors won't cost or convict themselves, and so the crimes of the felony justice procedure are swept lower than the rug. not anything changes.

Too many law enforcement officials are killers at the free, and each uninformed American is a possible subsequent sufferer. Police tradition is mired within the useless weight of precedent and governed through trigger-happy tyrants. energy will march our country over the police country precipice except We the folks take action.

The FBI's bloodbath of the Weaver kin at Ruby Ridge; the killing of mortally wounded Fouad Kaady via a gaggle of law enforcement officials; the torture of teenaged Dennis Williams via police officers looking a homicide confession - time and again, the query arises: whilst the very women and men we pay to guard us in its place persecute us, how will we be secure? In Police country, Spence matters a stinging indictment of the yank justice approach and places forth a plan to revive liberty and justice for all.

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The Alpine Journey (Emma Lord Mysteries)

By Mary Daheim

A trip OF TERROR

Murder is news--even whilst editor-publisher Emma Lord is clear of The Alpine suggest. A picturesque Oregon beach village is probably not Emma's conventional beat, but if a sensational headline-grabbing homicide happens, she's at the case.

It all starts off as attractive Audrey Imhoff emerges from her nightly nude dip within the Pacific--and a killer makes it her final. per week later Audrey's husband disappears, and the couple's 3 adolescent youngsters appear unusually relieved through his absence.

What's the tale at the back of all this weird and wonderful habit? Emma Lord will locate out-- or die making an attempt. . . .

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Het Laatste Bevel (Van In, Book 32)

By Pieter Aspe

Tijdens een cruise op de Middellandse Zee worden Pieter Van In, Hannelore Martens en Guido Versavel geconfronteerd met de zorgwekkende verdwijning van Bart Vernieuwe. Als een zoektocht aan boord niets oplevert, gaat males ervan uit dat Vernieuwe verdronken is. Het is niet meteen duidelijk of het om moord of zelfmoord gaat, tot Van In erachter komt dat Willem Debaes, de schoonvader van Bart Vernieuwe, zes maanden voordien verdronken is in het zwembad van een leegstaande villa. Het onderzoek voert Van In van Barcelona naar Cannes, Firenze, Rome Alicante, Gibraltar en Lissabon terug naar Vlaanderen, waar hij touch opneemt met de familie van het slachtoffer en de dubbelzinnige Alain Dekyvere, hoofdinspecteur bij de lokale recherche. Alle aanwijzingen leiden naar een uit de hand gelopen vastgoedoperatie in de Brusselse rand. Maar zit Van In wel op het juiste spoor? En welke rol speelt Kim Debaes, de dochter van Willem Debaes en weduwe van Bart Vernieuwe?

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Frozen in Crime (Pitkirtly Mysteries Book 5)

By Cecilia Peartree

Frozen in Crime is the 5th novel within the Pitkirtly secret series.

As Christmas techniques, deep snow cloaks the little city of Pitkirtly, an armed theft occurs and Jemima’s husband Dave disappears.

Amaryllis, trying to find experience, desires to move on an epic quest yet Christopher, take into account that, isn’t in any respect satisfied concerning the prospect. They either locate themselves hiking in the course of the snow besides. in the meantime on the police station Charlie Smith and his males, trapped at paintings by way of the elements, have a good time Christmas widespread with microwaved sprouts and digital crackers.

Things can purely worsen as, lower than conceal of snow and ice, determined males make their evil plans.

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Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

An in-depth, narrative learn of the cocaine industry—from the fields of Colombia to the streets of latest York—as it hasn't ever been instructed before.

Cocaine is gigantic company and getting larger. Governments spend thousands on a wasting battle opposed to it, but it is nonetheless the drug of selection within the West. How did the cocaine economic system turn into so substantial? Who retains it working at the back of the scenes?

In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the exchange routes from Colombia through Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and ny. he meets Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talks to infantrymen and narcotics officials who struggle the gangs and cartels. He lines cocaine's development from felony 'pick-me-up' to luxurious product to international commodity, appears at legalization courses in nations reminiscent of Switzerland, and exhibits how America's anti-drugs campaign is really expanding call for. slicing in the course of the myths in regards to the white alternate, this is often the tale of cocaine as it really is by no means been instructed ahead of.

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Manhattan Mafia Guide:: Hits, Homes & Headquarters

By Eric Ferrara

Through the early 20th century, Sicilian and Southern Italian immigrants poured into ny urban. trying to break out poverty and persecution at domestic, they quickly stumbled on that sure felony organisations them to the US. earlier than any codes of honor have been confirmed within the New international, violent bosses wreaked havoc on their groups of their quest to rule the underworld. It took numerous many years for the Mafia to mature right into a modern equipped crime syndicate. a few names and locations from either eras are nonetheless notorious this day, like Frank Costello and the Copacabana, whereas a few have remained hidden in absolute secrecy formerly. stroll of their footsteps as ny urban writer Eric Ferrara explores the myths and realities of 1 of America's such a lot feared and interesting topics.

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The Scream of the Butterfly: A Lars Winkler Novel

The mayor of Copenhagen is located murdered in his luxurious condo. Detective Lars Winkler is wear this delicate case, that's additional complex by way of the truth that the victim’s mom is the chief of the country’s such a lot radical political get together and the present minister of finance. Lars notices the minister and her husband are unusually untouched by means of their son’s dying. while he starts to dig into the mayor’s earlier, he slowly uncovers the darkish tale of a tender, idealistic guy, who had just one want: to loose himself of his family members and dwell his personal existence. darkish and chilling, The Scream of the Butterfly is Scandinavian crime at its best.

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