By Donald J. Sobol
As Idaville’s ten-year-old famous person detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for minutiae. together with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local teenagers via his personal detective corporation. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the manager of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him remedy the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in every one booklet, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, yet readers are given all of the clues to boot and will chime in with their very own suggestions. Interactive and fun—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
By Laurie R. King
Together with her debut novel, A Grave Talent, Laurie R. King turned the 1st novelist given that Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for top First Crime Novel on either side of the Atlantic. Now, in her first stand-alone novel, the Edgar Award and John Creasey Award winner brings us an clever, engrossing drama of fine and evil--once back displaying how Laurie King breaks each rule to craft essentially the most attention-grabbing novels in crime fiction.
Anne Waverly is a revered collage professor. Few be aware of that, eighteen years in the past, her personal unwitting act fee Anne her husband and seven-year-old daughter. Fewer nonetheless be aware of that her previous and her educational specialty--alternative spiritual movements--have made her an excellent FBI operative. 4 instances she has infiltrated suspect groups, escaping her personal stories of loss and carnage to discover a degree of atonement. Now, as she starts off to delight in lifestyles once again, she has no purpose of taking one other assignment.
Until, that's, she is given an envelope containing info of the swap staff and its leaders, whose Arizona web site homes over 100 youngsters and a college in demand via even the neighborhood gurus. Outsiders have chanced on those childrens, a lot of them rescued from abuse, fit and content--but a ways too well-behaved....
Soon Anne--as the keen, pliable seeker Ana Wakefield--is on her method to the purple cliffs and excessive desolate tract air of the swap compound. As she explores its enigmatic mix of mysticism, hierarchy, and trickery, she grows all of sudden on the subject of deserted young children fostered by means of switch. Fourteen-year-old Jason Delgado is a difficult, attractive, cautious highway child; his timid, silent little sister Dulcie reminds Anne all an excessive amount of of her personal misplaced daughter.
Slowly, she involves see that this is often no traditional group and hers isn't any usual undertaking. For, faraway from appeasing the demons of her prior, this project is sweeping her again into their clutches.
In A Darker Place, King masterfully reinvents the unconventional of mental suspense, making a advanced and iron-willed lady who, in trying to find the reality one of the darker locations of her earlier, discovers her personal redemption.
By Pauline Rowson
Horton and Cantelli are known as to a nursing domestic the place an aged resident, struggling with dementia, claims she's been attacked by way of an interloper. Horton is able to brush aside it as senile ramblings till he discovers that her room-mate has died, the lifeless woman's assets are lacking and her son, convicted for armed theft, has been discovered lifeless in his phone. as though this is not sufficient, Horton additionally has to accommodate a sequence of threatening cell calls to a tv character, and a mother's conviction that her son's loss of life on Christmas Eve was once no twist of fate. quickly, to his shock, Horton reveals he's stuck up in a posh research that has far-reaching overseas implications. With the strain directly to discover a killer, and hampered by means of his trust that his bosses are mendacity to him, Horton discovers that he is stepped right into a internet of intrigue, deception and corruption that stretches again into the earlier.
By Charlaine Harris
Aurora’s been round lengthy adequate to grasp that once an afternoon begins out together with your handyman going loopy on your entrance backyard, it most likely won’t get any higher. definite sufficient, her husband Martin’s niece Regina exhibits up with a child whom nobody knew she used to be watching for. Then she disappears, forsaking the child—and a murdered husband. to discover her, Roe and Martin retrace her steps from sunny Georgia again to snowy Ohio, the place they're going to discover darkish kinfolk secrets—at their very own peril.
By Laurie R. King
The 3rd booklet within the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series.
It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are having fun with the summer time jointly on their Sussex property once they are visited by means of an outdated pal, pass over Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist simply lower back from Palestine. She leaves of their security an historical manuscript which turns out to trace on the risk that Mary Magdalene was once an apostle--an artifact guaranteed to fire up a hurricane of biblical proportions within the Christian institution. while Ruskin is without notice killed in a sad twist of fate, Russell and Holmes locate themselves at the path of a fiendishly smart assassin. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King is brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and remarkable Holmesian deductions.
By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The inimitable Christie intrigues, surprises, and delights once more with The Mysterious Mr. Quin—a riveting choice of brief tales situated round the enigmatic Harley Quin, whose unpredictable comings and goings tend to be an outstanding indication that whatever is set to happen…and infrequently for the best.
By Meg Cabot
Former pop megastar Heather Wells has settled well into her new existence as assistant dorm director at big apple College—a profession that does not require her to drape her dimension 12 physique in embarrassingly skimpy clothes. she will be able to even cope (sort of) together with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the clicking has dubbed The big name marriage ceremony of the last decade. yet she's certainly having a difficult time facing the placement within the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has misplaced her head at the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that is AWOL.)
Surrounded via hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with undesirable cell calls—Heather welcomes the chance to play detective . . . back. If it will get her brain off her own problems—and groups her up back with the attractive P.I. who owns the brownstone the place she lives—it's all stable. however the homicide path is prime the average-sized novice investigator right into a shadowy global. And if she does not watch her step, Heather will quickly be making a song her swan song!
By Laura Ellen
There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s physique floated to the outside of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the evening she disappeared. The evening Roz Hart had a struggle along with her. The evening Roz can’t keep in mind. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to putting together fragments to make experience of the area round her. yet this time it’s her reminiscence that wishes piecing together—to transparent her identify . . . to discover a assassin. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written within the robust first-person voice of a legally blind teenager who simply desires to be like everybody else.
An overheard quarrel that ended in homicide ... the unusual case of the lifeless guy who altered his consuming conduct ... and the puzzle of the sufferer who dreamt his personal loss of life. those are only a number of the mysteries that seem during this assortment.
By Anthony Berkeley
Roger and Molly Dane have anything of a shock of their new condominium. while Roger explores the basement on go back from their honeymoon, he discovers anything ordinary with the floor. Hoping to discover buried treasure, he digs up the physique of a girl as a substitute. leader Inspector Moresby and Roger Sheringham are then left with the duty of learning who the woman used to be, how she got here to be there, and who shot her at the back of the top.