Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.
A murder...a tragic accident...or just parents behaving badly? what’s indisputable is that someone is dead.madeline is a force to be reckoned with. she’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. new to town, single mom jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. she comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. these three
First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of devon. their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. all that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. for each has been marked for murder. a famous nursery rhyme is framed and hung in every room of the mansion:"ten little boys went out to dine; one choked his little
It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of buckshaw, young flavia de luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: a dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. then, hours later, flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.for flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to buckshaw. “i wish i could say
Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleevesa female cop with her first big casea brutal murderwelcome to…the thursday murder clubin a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the jigsaw room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the thursday murder club. elizabeth, joyce, ibrahim and ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. when a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the thursday murder club suddenly find themselves in
The case is closed. five years ago, schoolgirl andie bell was murdered by sal singh. the police know he did it. everyone in town knows he did it.but having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, pippa fitz-amobi isn't so sure. when she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. and if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep
When korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. this'll be the third boyfriend ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left korede to clear away. she should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. until, that is, ayoola starts dating
'in one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth, stood the figure of a solitary woman, dressed from head to foot in white'the woman in white famously opens with walter hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit london road. engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful laura fairlie, walter becomes embroiled in the sinister intrigues of sir percival glyde and his 'charming' friend count fosco, who has a taste for white mice,
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. she knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. she’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. “jess and jason,” she calls them. their life—as she sees it—is perfect. if only rachel could be that happy. and then she sees something shocking. it’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. now everything’s changed. now rachel has a chance to become a
When the alienist was first published in 1994, it was a major phenomenon, spending six months on the new york times bestseller list, receiving critical acclaim, and selling millions of copies. this modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere.the year is 1896. the city is new york. newspaper reporter john schuyler moore is summoned by his friend dr. laszlo kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished williamsburg bridge. from there the two embark
Pay close attention and you might solve this.on monday afternoon, five students at bayview high walk into detention. bronwyn, , is yale-bound and never breaks a rule. addy, , is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. nate, , is already on probation for dealing. cooper, , is the all-star baseball pitcher. and simon, , is the creator of bayview high's notorious gossip app.only, simon never makes it out of that classroom. before the end of detention simon's dead. and according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. on monday, he died. but
Alicia berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. a famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of london’s most desirable areas. one evening her husband gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts alicia into notoriety.
Cain's first novel - the subject of an obscenity trial in boston and the inspiration for camus's the stranger - is the fever-pitched tale of a drifter who stumbles into a job, into an erotic obsession, and into a murder.