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Systrarna Heather och Sunny Bethany ska bara göra några ärenden på ett av Baltimores stora köpcentrum, ett ställe de besökt många gånger förr. Men den här dagen blir det annorlunda – de återvänder aldrig därifrån. Dagar blir till veckor som blir till månader och år, utan att minsta spår efter de två systrarna dyker upp. Trettio år senare skadas en kvinna i en smitningsolycka. När hon tas om hand hävdar hon att hennes namn är Heather Bethany, mer än så kan hon inte säga. Polisen står handfallen inför kvinnans påstående. Är hon verkligen den hon utger sig för att vara? Var har hon i så fall hållit hus under alla dessa år och vad hände egentligen den där dagen i varuhuset? Men viktigast av allt: var är hennes syster, Sunny? ”Vad de döda vet” är en välskriven psykologisk thriller, med smart intrig och överraskande upplösning. Författaren, Laura Lippman, är känd bland annat för sin hyllade serie om privatdetektiven Tess Monaghan. Hennes böcker har vunnit flera priser och syns ofta på topplistorna i USA.Show more
Dead Dames Don't Sing by John Harvey: Looking for a big payday but finding big trouble instead, ex-London-cop-turned-private-investigator Jack Kiley attempts to uncover the true origins of a controversial, pseudonymously written pulp novel. The Travelling Companion by Ian Rankin: A young Scotsman in Paris is drawn into a shocking mystery that resides within the pages of an unpublished manuscript allegedly penned by Robert Louis Stevenson. Mystery, Inc. by Joyce Carol Oates: When an obsessive collector of bookstores discovers a charming new shop, he decides he must have it at any cost-even if he has to commit murder. Remaindered by Peter Lovesey: For some nefarious reason, the widow and former associates of a slain gangster are determined to keep the Precious Finds Bookstore open following the unfortunate demise of the shop's owner. The Book Thing by Laura Lippman: Private investigator Tess Monaghan must help the irascible proprietor of a Baltimore children's bookstore keep her business afloat by unmasking an elusive and utterly ingenious book thief.Show more
Den förmögne affärsmannen Mark Rubins hustru och tre barn är försvunna och polisen kan inte göra något eftersom allting tyder på att de gett sig av frivilligt. Han vänder sig därför till privatdetektiven Tess Monaghan i hopp om att hon ska kunna hjälpa honom. När Tess lyckas spåra upp familjen inser hon ganska snart att det är något som inte stämmer med Marks berättelse. Ett intrikat nät av svek och hämnd börjar framträda då gamla minnen kommer upp till ytan och leder till desperata handlingar, till och med mord. Laura Lippman är mest känd för sin serie om journalisten och privatdetektiven Tess Monaghan i Baltimore. Hon är en av USA:s mest säljande kriminalförfattare och har erhållit flera litterära utmärkelser.Show more
Privatutredaren Tess Monaghan arbetar som konsult åt en av lokaltidningarna i Baltimore. Ett av de mest uppmärksammade reportagen man gjort den senaste tiden handlar om det brutala mordet på en ung åklagare. En dag tar Tess sambo Crow sig an en ung hemlös kille, Lloyd Jupiter. Väl hemma hos Tess och Crow står det klart att Lloyd känner till detaljer om den mördade åklagaren, något som gör honom till ett viktigt vittne men samtidigt ett hot för gärningsmannen. Tess inser att den unge mannen är i fara och bestämmer sig för att skydda honom. Det leder till att hon själv dras in i fallet, som snart blir alltmer komplicerat och farligt. Laura Lippman är mest känd för sin serie om journalisten och privatdetektiven Tess Monaghan i Baltimore. Hon är en av USA:s mest säljande kriminalförfattare och har erhållit flera litterära utmärkelser. ”Skyddslingen” är en smart och skickligt konstruerad berättelse med en underliggande spänning som når sin höjdpunkt i den dramatiska slutuppgörelsen.Show more
A must-listen collection of thirteen bibliomysteries by bestselling and award-winning authors Bibliomysteries Volume 1 includes: - 'An Acceptable Sacrifice' by Jeffery Deaver - 'The Final Testament' by Peter Blauner - 'What's in a Name?' by Thomas H. Cook - 'Book Club' by Loren D. Estleman - and many othersShow more
Liza Jane believed she could find better parents. So she fired her mom and dad and hired the first applicant who came to the door--what could possibly go wrong? And at first everything was fun. The dragon did whatever Liza Jane wanted him to do. But it turned out the dragon had only one response to all problems--opening his mouth and belching fire. Suddenly, people were scared of Liza Jane. The pizza delivery man didn't want to come to her house. No one wanted to play with her. And all that fire was very bad for the furniture. Could Liza Jane have been wrong about what kind of qualities she wanted in a parent?Show more
New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals-and cold-blooded murder. One is playing a long game. But which one? They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays-drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other-dangerous, even lethal, secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away-or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them? Something-or someone-has to give. Which one will it be? Inspired by James M. Cain's masterpieces The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce, Sunburn is a tantalizing modern noir from the incomparable Laura Lippman.Show more
A writer discovers the truth about her past in this haunting and multi-layered thriller from the multi-award-winning New York Times bestseller. What if you found out that the central story of your life was a lie? A successful writer returns to her hometown of Baltimore on the hunt for new material and stumbles into the middle of a mystery which takes her back to her schooldays. Former classmate Callie Jenkins hit the headlines when she was jailed for 7 years having refused to give up the whereabouts of her missing child. But why did she remain silent? And whatever happened to the little boy? Cassandra thinks she can find out. But in the course of her investigation she finds out that her own history might be far from the truth...Show more
There are excellent reasons why New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has won the Edgar®, Agatha, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, and every other major award the mystery genre has to offer. To the Power of Three is just one of those reasons. Lippman's brilliant and disturbing tale of three inseparable high school girlfriends in an affluent Baltimore suburb who share dark secrets literally until death, To the Power of Three is this "writing powerhouse" (USA Today), who has "exploded the boundaries of the mystery genre to become one of the most significant social realists of our time" (Madison Smartt Bell) operating at the very top of her game. Not merely crime fiction, but fiction that gets to the deep psychological, emotional, and human roots of a terrible crime, Lippman's novel is one that will not be easily forgotten-a must read for fans of Kate Atkinson, Tana French, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben.Show more
Mark Rubin's family is missing-and the police won't get involved because all the evidence indicates that his wife left willingly. So the successful Baltimore furrier turns to Tess Monaghan, hoping she can help him find his wife and three children. Tess doesn't quite know what to make of Rubin, who doles out vitally important information in grudging dribs and drabs. According to her client, he and his beautiful wife, Natalie, had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without any warning or explanation, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished. Tapping into a network of fellow investigators spread across the country, Tess is soon able to locate the runaway wife and the children who have been moving furtively from state to state, town to town. But the Rubins are not alone. A mysterious man is traveling with them, a stranger described by witnesses as "handsome" and "charming" but otherwise unremarkable. And the deeper Tess digs, the more she suspects that the motive behind Natalie's reckless flight lies somewhere in the gap between what Rubin will not say and what he refuses to believe. An intricate web of betrayal and vengeance is already beginning to unfold, as memory begets rage, and rage begets desperation...and murder. Suddenly, much more than one man's future happiness and stubborn pride are in peril. For the lives of three innocent children are dangling by the slenderest of threads.Show more
The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed standalones After I'm Gone, I'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, challenges our notions of memory, loyalty, responsibility, and justice in this evocative and psychologically complex story about a long-ago death that still haunts a family. Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected-and first female-state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It's not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard county doesn't see many homicides. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child? The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise. What does it mean to be a man or woman of one's times? Why do we ask our heroes of the past to conform to the present's standards? Is that fair? Is it right? Propelled into the past, she discovers that the legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. Lu realizes that even if she could learn the whole truth, she probably wouldn't want to.Show more
The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of After I'm Gone, The Most Dangerous Thing, I'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know brings back private detective Tess Monaghan, introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues, in an absorbing mystery that plunges the new parent into a disturbing case involving murder and a manipulative mother. On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary. The problem is, she relinquished custody and her ex, now remarried, isn't sure he approves. Now that's she's a mother herself short on time, patience Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre's lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess Melisandre's security needs. As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law. Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she's encountered. A decade ago, a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought. But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder. Yet as her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she's been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well. . . .Show more
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