Category: Historical Mystery Thriller Suspense Fiction

Year of the Hyenas: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt by Brad Geagley

By Brad Geagley

Year of the Hyenas is a superb, unique, and distinct homicide secret, set in historic Egypt on the top of that kingdom's glory and gear. it really is instantly a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, advanced, and complex society, similar to Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings in its amazing element and suppose for the earlier, and a fast paced detective tale that reads just like the better of twenty-first-century thrillers.
From the oldest recognized courtroom transcripts in historical past, Egyptologists have lengthy recognized concerning the mysterious demise of Ramses III, regarding intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of ardour on an important, notwithstanding hidden, scale. In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this occasion -- a fight that almost introduced historic Egypt to its knees -- because the backdrop for a narrative that's each piece as attractive because the far away civilization it resurrects.
on the middle of the unconventional is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and secrets and techniques, a detective half-paralyzed through difficulties of his personal, with a name for heavy consuming and tactless habit towards the good, the robust, and the holy, a type of Sam Spade of the traditional global, deeply (and dangerously) hooked on the reality. Hard-bitten, deeply fallacious, he's retained through the professionals to enquire what's thought of a mere homicide of an aged, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to notify him, notwithstanding, that they do not count on him to resolve the case. in reality, they do not wish him to.
yet Semerket isn't really so simply fooled, and this can be not often an "insignificant" homicide. As he delves deeper for the elusive fact, he uncovers an internet of corruption so immense that it threatens the lifetime of the final nice Pharaoh, Ramses III, and the soundness of the dominion. Even worse, uncovering the conspiracy potential greater than simply placing his personal lifestyles at the line -- for, unbeknownst to Semerket, his cherished ex-wife Naia has fallen afoul of these who may carry down the reign of Ramses, and he quickly reveals himself having to select from saving her and saving Egypt....
Merging historic truth and hypothesis with a nail-biting crime tale that may be occurring within the current, Year of the Hyenas is a riveting and noteworthy achievement.

Show description

Continue reading Year of the Hyenas: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt by Brad Geagley

The Search for Pugsley Tannon (Search Series Book 3) by Neil Chandler

By Neil Chandler

humans carry secrets and techniques, many by no means disclosed. Pitt Lewis, clean from a writing task approximately Texas drug trafficking that leaves him with doubts approximately his destiny, searches for explanation why Carla, a pal, has been assaulted and left with a blocked reminiscence. Does she carry a mystery which may have an effect on her daughter? Has she shared the key along with her organization? Has her ex-husband discovered the key decades after their divorce? And does an extended forgotten reminiscence approximately basement stairs of a pre-Civil conflict mansion carry the reply for Pitt?
When Carla's ex-husband disappears and the habit of her business enterprise turns into erratic, Pitt units apart a long-sought romance and starts a look for Pugsley Tannon, following a towboat's direction from the mouth of the Ohio River into West Virginia.

Show description

Continue reading The Search for Pugsley Tannon (Search Series Book 3) by Neil Chandler

The Lost Order: Book 12 (Cotton Malone Series) by Steve Berry

By Steve Berry

The Knights of the Golden Circle used to be the biggest and most threatening clandestine association in American historical past. It accumulated billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches around the usa. considering that 1865 treasure hunters have searched, yet little of that tremendous wealth has ever been found.

Now, 100 and sixty years later, factions of what continues to be of the Knights of the Golden Circle wish that misplaced treasure - one to spend it for his or her personal ends, the opposite to maintain it.

Thrust into this conflict is former Justice division agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is much deeper than he ever imagined. on the middle is the Smithsonian establishment - associated with the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself via an ancestor, a accomplice secret agent named Angus "Cotton" Adams, whose tale holds the foremost to every thing. Complicating concerns are the political objectives of a reckless Speaker of the home and the sour widow of a usa Senator, who jointly are making plans radical adjustments to the rustic. And whereas Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the prior, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a brand new and unforeseen problem, a chance that can price one among them their lifestyles.

From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the inner most woods in rural Arkansas, and eventually up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The misplaced Order is a deadly event into the darkish prior of the U.S., and a probably even darker future.

Show description

Continue reading The Lost Order: Book 12 (Cotton Malone Series) by Steve Berry

Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby

By P. H. Newby

P.H. Newby's 17th novel Something to respond to For used to be guaranteed of a spot in literary heritage while it received the inaugural Booker Prize in 1969.

It used to be 1956 and Townrow used to be in Port acknowledged - of those proof he's quite convinced. He have been summoned through the widow of his deceased pal Elie Khoury. She is confident Elie was once murdered, yet not anyone turns out to believe her. What of Leah Strauss, the mistress? And of the invading British paratroops? simply an Englishman, absolutely, might take with no consideration that the British could have behaved themselves. during this disorientating international Townrow needs to re-examine the principles wherein he has been residing his existence - to wonder if he, too, could have anything to reply to for?

'Beautifully written, shot via with crisp, mordant wit, and Newby performs out his narrative with consummate skill.' Sam Jordison, Guardian

Show description

Continue reading Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby

Das Vermächtnis des Ketzers: Roman (German Edition) by Carlo Adolfo Martigli,Beate Kühn

By Carlo Adolfo Martigli,Beate Kühn

Rom 1497: Im Zentrum des wahren Glaubens bringt ein mysteriöses Buch die Macht der Kirche ins Wanken ...

Italien 1497: In Rom wacht der korrupte Papst Alexander VI. mit höchster Strenge über den wahren Glauben. Dann aber treffen ein Mönch und eine junge Frau in der ewigen Stadt ein und mit ihnen ein Geheimnis, das die Kirche in ihren Grundfesten erschüttern könnte: das Tagebuch von Jesus Christus. Der Gottessohn – ein Mensch aus Fleisch und Blut? Ein Vereiniger der großen Weltreligionen, statt Verfechter einer einzigen Wahrheit? Um die Vormacht der Kirche zu sichern, lässt sich der Papst auf eine teuflische Verschwörung ein. Doch mit dem heimtückischen Plan nehmen unheilvolle Ereignisse ihren Lauf …

Show description

Continue reading Das Vermächtnis des Ketzers: Roman (German Edition) by Carlo Adolfo Martigli,Beate Kühn

The Insatiable Maw: The Nickel Range Trilogy, Volume 2 by Mick Lowe

By Mick Lowe

In this tale of eco-resistance according to real occasions within the center of Canada’s Nickel diversity, Jake McCool, the injured hardrock miner, returns to paintings for the overseas Nickel corporation (INCO) yet now at its within reach Copper Cliff smelter advanced. very quickly, Jake unearths himself embroiled in a vicious struggle over health and wellbeing and safeguard and, extra in particular, over the intense degrees of sulphur dioxide that poison the air within the smelter but in addition within the complete surrounding region. The struggle takes on new dimensions as freelance reporter Foley Gilpin sparks curiosity at Canada’s nationwide day-by-day Globe & Mail and as neighborhood parliamentarian Harry Wardell smells the collusion among INCO and the top degrees of Ministry of typical assets at Queen’s Park in Toronto. 

Show description

Continue reading The Insatiable Maw: The Nickel Range Trilogy, Volume 2 by Mick Lowe

A Wicked Deed: The Fifth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle by Susanna Gregory

By Susanna Gregory

Matthew Bartholomew, health care professional of drugs and fellow of Michaelhouse, Cambridge, is vacationing with a celebration from the school to simply accept the present of the residing of a parish in Grundisburgh, Suffolk. one among his partners, Unwin, an unworldly pupil, is to be put in as priest. after they arrive, they're instantly thrust into the machinations of neighborhood boundary disputes among 3 landowners, yet all such squabbles appear mere trivialities whilst Unwin is murdered within the very church which was once to were his domestic.

While attempting to examine a potential rationale for his killing, Bartholomew discovers that this isn't the 1st unnatural demise within the village - deaths which each person has positioned all the way down to the curse of the plague-dead village. he's of too useful a brain to think the superstitions, yet is he wily adequate to determine the genuine intent in the back of the murders and who will achieve from them?

Show description

Continue reading A Wicked Deed: The Fifth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle by Susanna Gregory

The Address: A Novel by Fiona Davis

By Fiona Davis

THE nationwide BESTSELLER

Fiona Davis, writer of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel concerning the skinny strains among love and loss, luck and destroy, ardour and insanity, all hidden in the back of the partitions of The Dakota—New York City’s most renowned residence.

After a failed apprenticeship, operating her approach as much as head housekeeper of a fancy London inn is greater than Sara Smythe ever concept she’d make of herself. but if an opportunity come across with Theodore Camden, one of many architects of the grand big apple condo residence The Dakota, results in a task provide, her global is unexpectedly awash in possibility—no suggest feat for a servant in 1884. the chance to maneuver to the United States, the place somebody can upward push above one’s station. the chance to be the feminine supervisor of The Dakota, which gives you to be the best condo condo on the earth. And the chance to determine extra of Theo, who is aware Sara like nobody else...and resides within the Dakota along with his spouse and 3 younger children.

In 1985, Bailey Camden is determined for brand new possibilities. clean out of rehab, the previous social gathering lady and inside dressmaker is homeless, jobless, and penniless. generations in the past, Bailey’s grandfather used to be the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. however the absence of a genetic connection capability Bailey won’t see a dime of the Camden family’s giant property. as a substitute, her “cousin” Melinda—Camden’s biological great-granddaughter—will inherit nearly every little thing. So whilst Melinda bargains to enable Bailey oversee the preservation of her lavish Dakota condo, Bailey jumps on the probability, regardless of her dislike of Melinda’s imaginative and prescient. The maintenance will remove the entire personality and historical past of the residence Theodore Camden himself lived in...and died in, after pain a number of stab wounds by way of a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota worker who had formerly spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island.

100 years aside, Sara and Bailey are either tempted through and fight opposed to the golden way over their respective ages—for Sara, the opulence of an international governed via the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing beverages and cocaine within the nightclubs of recent York City—and take shelter and solace within the higher West Side’s gilded fort. yet a construction with a background as rich—and frequently tragic—as The Dakota’s can’t carry its secrets and techniques without end, and what Bailey discovers in its basement may possibly flip every thing she idea she knew approximately Theodore Camden—and the lady who killed him—on its head.

With wealthy historic element, nuanced characters, and beautiful prose, Fiona Davis once more supplies a compulsively readable novel that peels again the layers of not just a famed establishment, however the lives—and lies—of the thrashing hearts within.

Show description

Continue reading The Address: A Novel by Fiona Davis

KAFKA (German Edition) by François Rivière

By François Rivière

Prag im Herbst 1912. Ein Mann wird von zwei schemenhaften Gestalten in die Moldau gestoßen. Die Mörder verschwinden im Morgennebel.

Der junge Kafka ist auf der Suche nach einem Freund, der plötzlich auf seltsame Weise verschwunden ist. Die Spur führt ihn ins legendäre Künstlercafé »Continental«. Dort trifft er auf den Totengräber Bizzlebeck, eine finstere Gestalt, der ihm rätselhafte Fragen stellt.

Wenig später identifiziert Kafka die Leiche seines Freundes. Die Polizei geht von einem Selbstmord aus, doch Kafka glaubt nicht daran.

Die Spur seines toten Freundes führt ihn zu einem gewissen Dr. Murnau, der im Schloss ein geheimnisvolles exertions betreibt und sogenannte »Gehirnumwandlungen« vornimmt. Kafka entdeckt, dass sein Freund einer im Untergrund arbeitenden Anarchistengruppe angehörte, gegen die die Regierung angeblich seit neuestem mit ganz ungewöhnlichen Mitteln erfolgreich vorgeht. Der teuflische Dr. Murnau scheint dabei eine zentrale Rolle zu spielen. Und Kafka begreift, dass er das nächste Opfer sein soll...

Kafka - verfilmt im Jahre 1992 von Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lügen und Video, Ocean's Eleven) mit Jeremy Irons, Alec Guiness, Theresa Russell und Armin Müller-Stahl - , neu und ungekürzt ins Deutsche übersetzt von Zasu Menil und Christian Dörge.

Show description

Continue reading KAFKA (German Edition) by François Rivière

The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal

By Susan Elia MacNeal

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • American-born secret agent and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie desire secretly navigates Nazi-occupied France to discover courageous girls through the darkest days of worldwide battle II within the newest novel in this bestselling series—“a deal with for WWII buffs and secret enthusiasts alike” (Booklist, on The top Minister’s mystery Agent).

Maggie desire has come a ways when you consider that serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she’s operating undercover for the exact Operations govt within the stylish yet eerily silent urban of Paris, the place SS officials prowl the streets of their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. jogging one of the enemy is demanding and terrifying, or even notwithstanding she’s disguised in stylish Chanel, Maggie can’t aid eager for home.

yet her missions come first. Maggie’s part sister, Elise, has disappeared after being stored from a focus camp, and Maggie is eager to locate her—that is, if Elise even desires to be discovered. both pressing, Churchill is making plans the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her very important examine relating to Normandy unknown. Maggie needs to possibility her existence to penetrate strong circles and hire all her abilities for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, locate her sister, and find the reviews the most important to making plans D-Day in a dangerous online game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.

Praise for The Paris Spy

“Engrossing . . . A fast paced climax ends up in an finishing that would depart readers eagerly anticipating the following installment.”Publishers Weekly

“With its riveting plot and cliff-hanger end, this can be a reliable addition to a chain in addition researched because it is entertaining.”Booklist

“You will grieve with Paris. you may be outraged via the destruction. you may be terrified for all of the heroes, be there with them each step, and care desperately that they prevail and live to tell the tale. and maybe particularly, like me, you can be crushed with their sacrifice for the liberty we nonetheless enjoy.”—Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling writer of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt sequence and the William Monk series

“This should be Maggie Hope’s most fun experience but. bright and fast paced, filled with genuine aspect, The Paris Spy is a rare journey throughout the edgy drama of wartime Paris, skillfully plotted and studded with cameos via genuine historic figures.”—Jane Thynne, writer of the Clara Vine series

Show description

Continue reading The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal