DAY FOR DYING AN INSPECTOR LUKE THANET NOVEL

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Day For Dying

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9781501165566
Genre : Fiction
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The thirteenth novel in the British mystery series featuring Inspector Luke Thanet from the Silver Dagger award-winning author Dorothy Simpson, “a modern-day version of Agatha Christie” (Booklist). When playboy Max Jeopard is killed at his own engagement party, Inspector Luke Thanet is called in to investigate and uncovers a host of suspects, including his fiancée, a jealous brother, an ex-girlfriend, and the victim’s future in-laws. “This English village ‘cozy’ goes down well” (Library Journal). “A master at plot manipulation, Ms. Simpson cunningly strews clues right and left…The pleasure here is watching Thanet meticulously pick his way through ‘the complex web of relationships’ to arrive at an understanding of what would make a person kill for love.” —The New York Times Book Review
Category: Fiction

Suspicious Death

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9781504045575
Genre : Fiction
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A compelling British police procedural starring the mild-mannered Detective Inspector Thanet from “a modern-day version of Agatha Christie” (Booklist). Change is coming to the Sturrenden police station. After twenty years at the helm, the superintendent has retired, and Det. Inspector Luke Thanet is now reporting to a brusque, ambitious upstart recently promoted from Cardiff. A new chief means turf wars and bureaucratic infighting. With the station in chaos, Thanet is almost happy to investigate a suspicious death. The political side of detective work is what keeps Thanet from seeking promotion. He would rather be risking his neck in the field, and he’s one of the best at his job. When powerful businesswoman Marcia Salden is found dead in the River Sture and the autopsy suggests foul play, Thanet descends on the village of Telford Green, where a tangled web of conspiracy rewarded Marcia’s ambition with murder. The award-winning Detective Inspector Thanet series about one of the best-loved English policemen is perfect for fans of P. D. James and Midsomer Murders. Suspicious Death is the 8th book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Category: Fiction

Once Too Often

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9781501165580
Genre : Fiction
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In the fourteenth novel in the British mystery series from the Silver Dagger award-winning author Dorothy Simpson, “a modern-day version of Agatha Christie” (Booklist), Inspector Luke Thanet has a both murder and a wedding on his hands. Newspaper reporter Jessica Manifest’s questionable death takes Inspector Luke Thanet away from his daughter’s wedding preparations to investigate the victim’s supposedly accidental death. As he delves into her secretive past, he realizes that there are many people with motives for murdering her. “Thanet's investigation proceeds with satisfying depth…Simpson tailors her plot with skill and care, nicely dovetailing all the clues and reserving a special twist for the end” (Library Journal).
Category: Fiction

Dead And Gone

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9781501165573
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Serious crime isn't supposed to happen in elegant English country homes, especially not in such families as that of Queen's counsel Ralph Mintar, a prominent barrister who's destined to become a high-court judge. So it's particularly shocking when Mintar's attractive wife, Virginia, goes missing just after a small dinner party. Her disappearance is eerily reminiscent of the day four years before, when the Mintars' adult daughter Caroline left the house, never to return. Caroline seems to have vanished off the face of the earth, but Virginia's body is soon found at the bottom of a garden well, and Inspector Luke Thanet and his partner, Sergeant Mike Lineham, who are called in to investigate, quickly discard any idea of accidental death. Virginia was the perfect murder victim. Her outrageous flirting made her many enemies, several of whom were there on the night of her death. They had both reason and opportunity to kill her, but which one took the final, fatal step? Who wanted Virginia dead and gone? Who was Virginia's latest lover? What does her mother-in-law have to hide? What about Caroline's younger sister and her womanizing fiancé? Thanet and Lineham wonder how they can even begin to unravel the morass of family secrets that complicate this case. Distracted by his own daughter Bridget's dangerous pregnancy and pushed by his boss to find hard evidence in this high-profile homicide, Luke Thanet feels pressured as never before as he probes into the life and death of one of the most poignant and, finally, shocking cases of his career. Always a skilled mistress of the classic British crime novel, award-winning author Dorothy Simpson is at the top of her form in this powerful novel of family love gone tragically wrong.
Category: Literary Criticism

Doomed To Die

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9780751567526
Genre : Fiction
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Artist Perdita Master has barely had time to tell her jealous husband that she is filing for divorce before she is found murdered, a plastic bag over her head. When Inspector Luke Thanet begins to investigate her death, he finds that her husband isn't the only one with a motive. There's also her possessive mother-in-law, her secret lover and his wife. Thanet will have to narrow down the suspect and keep his own tumultuous home life in order if he's ever going to solve the case.
Category: Fiction

Six Feet Under

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9781504044332
Genre : Fiction
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An English village is shaken by murder in this police procedural from the “dependably pleasing” author of The Night She Died (The Boston Globe). Det. Inspector Luke Thanet may be the only happy cop in England. He has two healthy children, a wonderful wife, and the inner peace that comes from knowing there’s nothing on the job he can’t handle. But all that changes the first day he goes to Nettleton, a little town with evil secrets—and a body count on the rise. The first victim is Carrie Birch, a quiet woman who lives with her elderly mother and has never made an enemy in her life. When she doesn’t come home one night, her mother panics and calls the police. Inspector Thanet’s partner, the brash young Mike Lineham, answers the call. He finds Carrie brutally murdered in a Nettleton bathroom, the first revelation in a series of shocks that will tear the little village wide open. A classic British mystery, Six Feet Under is perfect for fans of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, and the blockbuster television series Midsomer Murders. Six Feet Under is the 2nd book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Category: Fiction

Close Her Eyes

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9781504044356
Genre : Fiction
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A mystery about a missing girl and a secretive church in a small English village from an author known for “character and psychological insight” (The Washington Post). On a blistering summer weekend, as all of England rushes to the seashore, Det. Inspector Luke Thanet is looking forward to a few days off to putter around his garden and forget the stresses of his job. A famously soft-hearted detective, Thanet takes every crime personally, and he’s overdue for a break. But when a young girl goes missing, it’s all hands on deck. Thanet will move heaven and earth to bring Charity Pritchard home alive. But do her parents even want her found? Charity’s family belongs to a strict fundamentalist religious order, and they insist that the investigation of her disappearance be left up to God. But when the holy approach fails tragically and Charity is found brutally murdered, Thanet and his partner, the impetuous young Mike Lineham, will tear the church apart to find her killer. “A well-crafted [and] compelling mystery novel,” Close Her Eyes is part of the acclaimed Inspector Thanet series, which includes CWA Silver Dagger winner Last Seen Alive (The Armchair Detective). Close Her Eyes is the 4th book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Category: Fiction

Dead On Arrival

Author : Dorothy Simpson
ISBN : 9780751567489
Genre : Fiction
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Steven Long has been murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to Harry Carpenter, whose wife and child were killed when Long crashed his car. But Inspector Luke Thanet believes there are others with reasons to hate the victim: his former wife, her new lover and Steve's younger brothers. Only his twin, Geoffrey, has a kind word for the deceased troublemaker. It seems almost everyone had a motive to murder Steven Long, and Inspector Thanet is going to have to investigate them all if he's ever going to get to the truth.
Category: Fiction

Last Seen Alive

Author : Carlene Thompson
ISBN : 9781429990523
Genre : Fiction
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Chyna Greer was sixteen when her best friend, Zoey, disappeared. Though very different in looks and temperament, the two girls shared a bond that was stronger than blood. But even Chyna's urgent warnings couldn't prevent a love-struck Zoey from sneaking out to the lake to meet her secret crush—and being swallowed up into the warm summer night forever.... Now Chyna has come back to her West Virginia hometown of Black Willow to lay her mother to rest. But memories of Zoey are everywhere...and then, out of nowhere, Chyna hears a voice—Zoey's voice—begging for her help. As Chyna delves into Black Willow's past, she learns that two other teenagers also went missing. Soon Chyna's search for answers becomes a desperate race to uncover a chilling secret that strikes at the heart of everything she holds dear—and reveal the remorseless evil that has been hiding in plain sight....
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Midnight Guardians

Author : Jonathon King
ISBN : 9781453204757
Genre : Fiction
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A case of Medicare fraud leads a Florida PI into much darker territory in this crime novel by an Edgar Award winner. Private investigator Max Freeman makes his living tracking down the criminals lurking amid the beaches and trailer parks of south Florida. His latest case involves a conspiracy to defraud Medicare—but he quickly discovers there’s more to it than a simple scam. Soon the former Philadelphia cop is calling upon all his old street instincts when an ex-drug kingpin known as the Brown Man turns up—and Freeman’s girlfriend, Det. Sherry Richards, is put in harm’s way. Midnight Guardians is an atmospheric, edge-of-your-seat crime novel by an author whose “descriptions of Florida’s backwaters put him right up there with James W. Hall and Randy Wayne White—excellent company indeed” (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s life.
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