Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by M. R. James

By M. R. James

The single annotated version of M. R. James's writings presently to be had, count number Magnus and different Ghost tales comprises the whole first volumes of James's ghost tales, Ghost tales of an Antiquary and extra Ghost tales of an Antiquary. those volumes are either the end result of the nineteenth-century ghost tale culture and the foundation for a lot of the simplest twentieth-century paintings during this style. integrated during this assortment are such landmark stories as "Count Magnus," set within the wilds of Sweden; "Number 13," a particular story a few haunted lodge room; "Casting the Runes," a richly advanced story of sorcery that served because the foundation for the vintage horror movie Curse of the Demon; and "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad," essentially the most scary stories in literature. The appendix comprises numerous infrequent texts, together with "A evening in King's university Chapel," James's first recognized ghost story.

First time in Penguin Classics

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Fatal Fortune (Psychic Eye Mystery, Book 12) by Victoria Laurie

By Victoria Laurie

In New York Times bestselling writer Victoria Laurie's latest Psychic Eye secret, Abby Cooper is trusting her instinct and heading to Sin urban to guess on a friend's innocence....

When police express Abby surveillance video of her ally and company accomplice, Candice Fusco, capturing a guy in chilly blood, she can't think her eyes. And while the police officers inform her they believe the sufferer has ties to the Mob—and maybe Candice does too—she can't think her ears. definitely there's a logical clarification. yet Candice is nowhere to be found.

Abby makes a decision the one solution to discover in actual fact to visit Vegas herself—which could be the greatest gamble of her existence. as soon as on the town she starts off to discover a rigged video game of soiled double-dealing the place the stakes are not any below lifestyles and dying. And if she's no longer cautious, Abby can ignore ever leaving Las Vegas...alive.

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When in Rome (Roderick Alleyn, Book 26) by Ngaio Marsh

By Ngaio Marsh

In 1968 Ngaio Marsh took her personal Roman vacation (in half to analyze Italian police strategies) and the swap turns out to have performed her stable: either her British and U.S. brokers believed while in Rome to be the best novel in her "Inspector Alleyn" sequence. As is so usually (and so satisfyingly) the case, the story matters a homicide inside a closed workforce – therefore, a bunch of holiday makers traveling what Marsh calls the "Basilica di San Tommaso," who locate themselves fumbling right into a advanced net of blackmail and drug-smuggling. including a few impossible to resist colour are depictions of either los angeles Dolce Vita (of which Marsh took a jaundiced view) and the coed radicals of the day, whom she turns out to have chanced on just a little extra persuasive. All in all, an excellent instance of vintage Golden Age plotting melded with a decidedly area Age cast.

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The Last Victim by Kevin O'Brien

By Kevin O'Brien

A Killer's Masterpiece
At first, Bridget Corrigan's paintings together with her dual brother's senatorial crusade is a thrilling distraction from the trauma of her messy divorce. yet every thing adjustments whilst Bridget is reminded of the key she and Brad were preserving because highschool, a mystery which could wreck the campaign--and their lives. another person is aware what they did. an individual who's been determining off the contributors in their little crew one after the other. . .
Will Be Painted
His task retains him busy, yet he loves each second of it. Following them, photographing them, and immortalizing them on canvas. He understands precisely how they'll glance whilst the final breath is drawn, simply because he has deliberate out their deaths with excellent precision. And the easiest is but to return: Bridget Corrigan. He has very specific plans for her portrait--she simply doesn't comprehend it but. . .
In chilly Blood
With each "accident" that befalls the individuals of her previous clique, Bridget feels hazard edging in the direction of domestic. but uncovering the reality in regards to the killer could suggest revealing what relatively occurred that terrible evening years in the past. She'll need to locate somebody to trust--the query is, who? simply because turning to the inaccurate individual may be the final mistake she ever makes. . .

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The Lady from Zagreb (Bernie Gunther, Book 10) by Philip Kerr

By Philip Kerr

From  New York Times–bestselling writer Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated go back of Bernie Gunther in a chain hailed by means of Malcolm Forbes as “the most sensible crime novels round today.”
A appealing actress, a emerging big name of the large German movie corporation UFA, now managed by means of the Propaganda Ministry. The very shrewdpermanent, very harmful Propaganda Minister—close confidant of Hitler, an formidable schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin murder bull, now pressured to do favors for Joseph Goebbels on the Propaganda Minister’s command.

This time, the prefer is own. And this time, not anything is what it seems.

Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie unearths himself in an international of senseless brutality the place each person has a hidden schedule. ideal territory for a real cynic whose intuition is to belief not anyone.

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The Store by Bentley Little

By Bentley Little

In a small Arizona city, a guy counts his advantages: a loving spouse, teenage daughters, and a role that permits him to earn a living from home. Then "The Store" broadcasts plans to open a neighborhood outlet, with a purpose to absolutely end off the small downtown retailers. His issues develop while "The Store's"builders forget about the entire town's zoning legislation in the course of itsconstruction. Then useless animals are chanced on on "The Store's" grounds. within, consumers are hounded by way of obnoxious revenues humans, and unusual items look at the cabinets. sooner than lengthy the town's closing small store vendors disappear, and "The Store" spreads its effect to the town council and the police strength, taking up town! It's as much as one guy to confront "The Store's" mysterious proprietor and to save lots of his group, his kinfolk, and his existence!

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Killing Spree by Kevin O'Brien

By Kevin O'Brien

Whilst a serial killer will get a flavor for blood...Years in the past, the Seattle police have been baffled by way of the Schoolgirl Murders. The killer staged the scenes, dressing his woman sufferers in class lady uniforms and saddle footwear. No girl in Seattle felt secure, till they stuck the fellow dependable, and the case used to be forgotten...He merely desires to do one thing...Across the rustic, a killing spree is occurring. the 1st sufferer is attacked in a taxi by means of a mysterious stranger. the subsequent is located strangled in a altering room. A hitchhiker is left through the facet of the line, his identification brutally stolen. The murders are so extraordinary, so random, not anyone could imagine to attach them...Kill and kill again...Only Seattle author Gillian McBride sees the annoying coincidences among the entire murders - and it's hitting too with regards to domestic. by some means, she is the hyperlink among earlier and current - and to a twisted serial killer who exhibits no symptoms of preventing. With each one bad piece of a sinister puzzle, a psychopath is accomplishing a grasp plan - a killing spree that wishes a last trophy to be absolutely complete...

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Gravedigger (Dave Brandstetter Series, Book 6) by Joseph Hansen

By Joseph Hansen

A runaway lady leads Dave Brandstetter to confront a California intercourse cult. Serenity ran clear of domestic while her father used to be convicted of bribery. for 2 years, she drifted round the American Southwest, eventually discovering shelter within the fingers of Azrael, a charismatic cult chief whose faith used to be based upon blood. lengthy after Serenity's disappearance, the police discover a mass grave containing six lifeless women on Azrael's estate. considering his daughter has been murdered, Serenity's father claims her lifestyles coverage, and swiftly disappears. Now it's Dave Brandstetter's challenge. An coverage investigator with a prepared eye and a skeptical brain, Dave isn't any stranger to savagery. yet his journey to the pricey suburbs of l. a. will train him anything new concerning the depths of human cruelty—and Azrael's mass grave is just the start. Gravedigger is e-book six within the Dave Brandstetter secret sequence, which additionally contains Troublemaker and the fellow everyone was once terrified of.

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