Purgatory Gardens: A Novel

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - Both men find themselves in middle age, living in a down-market condo complex called Paradise Gardens. In competition for marcy’s affections, each man decides to put a hit on the other. Enter marcy gray, a “mature” actress barely getting by on a meager SAG pension. Retirement takes on new meaning in this hilarious work of poolside-noir where lust, and murder collide in sunny Palm Springs, greed, California.

Didier onyekachukwu was the corrupt minister of finance of the former Upper Volta. Though a little of the money they mistakenly think she has wouldn’t hurt either. Two thumbs up. Howard frank mosher, author of stranger in the Kingdom“Wickedly clever and wildly entertaining, Purgatory Gardens is crime fiction raised to a high art.

Purgatory Gardens: A Novel #ad - Peter quinn, author of Dry Bones. It’s elmore leonard meets carl Hiaasen as directed by the Coen brothers in this hilarious romp of aging connivers looking for a second chance. Hilarious, beautifully written, touching, and engaging throughout .  .  . Sammy dee is a mid-level Long Island mafioso in witness protection.

On the make for a guy to get her through tough times, her standards are not as high as they should be.

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Chow Down Hotshot Book 4

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Credit River Publishing #ad - Delicious, unique steaks. Rae nell thinks it would be a good idea if Dickie improved his menu. Meanwhile, Terry's principal investor, 'Dr. Craig cullen wants out, NOW!*Terry has just the plan for the 'Dr. Cullen. Things quickly go downhill from there. Faricy is delightfully crazy! I don't know how he comes up with this stuff, but it's a great read.

Chow Down Hotshot Book 4 #ad - Crime scene"He's done it again. Chow down is the fourth book in the Hotshot series. Life gets complicated!*Former cop, Dickie Mullins, owns the Emporium of Dance. God. I was up late and read it in one night. Dead Zone"Oh. I'm loving this series. Eve. My. A sleazy pick-up bar with lousy food and about to go broke. Rae nell, dickie's ex-wife, is having an affair with NFL washout, Terry Taggert.

Terry is starting a steak business. A hilarious tale.

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The Spy in the Ointment

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MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - That’s why the fbi wants him to go undercover and spy on the consortium of real-life terrorists and deadly assassins. James bond would think twice before letting him park the Aston Martin. The three-time edgar award–winning grand master of Mystery serves up a dangerous case of mistaken identity in “the best spy comedy I have ever read” The New York Times.

The Spy in the Ointment #ad - If you miss it, you’ll regret it. Los angeles times  Praise for Donald E. J. Westlake .  .  . But he has excelled himself .  .  . Now, with the help of his girlfriend—who is even more clueless than he—Raxford is about to enter a realm of danger and deception unlike any he has ever imagined. Though he is a devoted pacifist, Raxford is also—thanks to a tragically consequential typo—the supposed leader of a half-baked and violent radical organization.

And the safety of the entire world depends on his every move. Eugene raxford is not what anyone would call a debonair man of action. Westlake “westlake has no peer in the realm of comic mystery novelists. San francisco Chronicle  .

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The Hippopotamus: A Novel

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Soho Press #ad - This world of boozy dinners, hunting parties, and furtive liaisons has recently been turned on its head by miracles, healings, and phenomena beyond Ted’s comprehension. Failed poet, failed father and husband, drinks too much, failed theater critic, Ted is a shameless womanizer, and is at odds in his cranky but maddeningly logical way with most of modern life.

Now a major motion picture: a “deliciously wicked and amusing” tale of a cranky curmudgeon investigating strange goings-on at an English country house The New York Times. Described in uproarious terms that suggest Wodehouse crossed with Waugh, Swafford emerges as a parody of every upper-class country house ever depicted in an English novel” The New York Times.

Fired from his job at the newspaper, ted seeks a few months’ repose and free liquor at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Michael Logan. The basis for the recent movie starring roger allam, and Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine, “The Hippopotamus is animated by an antic sense of comedy and features a willfully feckless hero .

The Hippopotamus: A Novel #ad -  .  . I’ve suffered for my art, now it’s your turn. So begins the story of Ted Wallace, unaffectionately known as the Hippopotamus. As the mysteries deepen, the hippopotamus builds into a rollicking sendup of the classic British mystery that is “tremendously funny” Christopher Buckley and a “near-perfect book” Entertainment Weekly.

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Cajun Nights The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries Book 1

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Astor + Blue Editions #ad - Welcome debut” mystery set in New Orleans The Washington Post Book World. When a disturbing series of murder-suicides terrorizes the Big Easy, young NOPD criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn is eager to take the case and prove her mettle. This first mystery featuring broussard and franklyn is a “fast-paced thriller” that “won’t be easily put down” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis.

Cajun Nights The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries Book 1 #ad - As she uncovers the scope of the crimes, Franklyn turns to Andy Broussard, the chief medical examiner whose love of the truth is matched only by his love of New Orleans cuisine. Now broussard and franklyn need to fight off some very bad juju, or their partnership may end before it begins. She discovers some bizarre connections between the perpetrators: They all share the same blood type, drive old cars, and reportedly hummed a nursery rhyme before committing their grisly acts.

A “suspenseful .  .  . Together, they follow a dangerous trail that leads into the Crescent City’s dark past, and an old Cajun curse that seems to have returned with a vengeance.

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Heir to the Glimmering World: A Novel

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Mariner Books #ad - A teenage girl goes to work for a chaotic family of Jewish immigrants, in a New York Times bestseller that’s “a cause for celebration” Ann Patchett. In the 1930s, new york is swarming with Europe’s ousted dreamers, alien families adapting to a new world. When anneliese’s fierce longing draws a new outcast into the fold—a vagrant actor running from fame—it’s up to Rose to quell the emotional, sexual, spiritual, and societal tempests brewing within the Mitwissers unsettled home.

Rose meadows unknowingly enters the lives of one such family when she answers an ad for an “assistant” to a Herr Mitwisser, the patriarch of a large household living in an obscure little neighborhood, in a remote corner of the sparse and weedy northeast Bronx. Expelled from berlin’s elite, professor mitwisser—a researcher obsessed with an arcane religious doctrine—lives with his wife, and Anneliese, a prominent physicist now quietly going mad, their willful sixteen-year-old daughter.

Heir to the Glimmering World: A Novel #ad - I didn’t just read the book, I devoured. Ann patchett. A heroine to love, gorgeous sentences, a story we can’t let go of, and ideas to wrestle with. With an uncertain future, and no clear idea of her duties, Rose—orphaned at eighteen and recently turned out by lover—has become a refugee among refugees.

Hailed by the new york times as “the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time, the PEN/Nabokov Award and PEN/Malamud Award, ” Cynthia Ozick is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Heir to the Glimmering World is yet another triumph from the author of the National Book Award finalist The Puttermesser Papers and Foreign Bodies.

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Ladies of Chance

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Open Road Media Romance #ad - A new york criminal syndicate has gone national with a sinister scheme to turn society women into prostitutes by preying on their boredom and naiveté. Barlow has tracked the racket to Philadelphia and Boston, where the gangsters caught wind of his investigation and closed up shop before he could get the full picture.

Now, lies, a chance encounter with an old friend leads him straight into the tangled web of sex, and money that has ensnared innocent ladies up and down the East Coast. An action-packed story of love and adventure in the underworld of 1940s Miami, Ladies of Chance is a thrill ride from beginning to end.

Ladies of Chance #ad - A jaded journalist plunges into an intoxicating world of beautiful women and glamorous gambling dens in this captivating tale from the creator of the Mike Shayne Mysteries Tabloid reporter Ed Barlow is in Miami on the assignment of a lifetime. To break the story, he will have to keep all his wits about him—a task made all the more difficult when he meets a beautiful young woman who may not be as innocent as she seems.

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God Save the Mark

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RosettaBooks #ad - Along with the inheritance comes the devoted gertie divine, uncle Matt’s old friend who is all too willing to become Fred’s new friend—and a host of other mysterious characters who are willing to get chummy with Fred in hopes of getting their hands on that fortune. If there is a scam operating anywhere, sooner or later it will find Fred Fitch.

Everybody’s favorite loser. Masterful. Publishers Weekly. Now fred’s late uncle matt, who he never even heard of before, has willed him $317, 000. This edgar award winner is a “raucously funny” novel of crime, con artists, and a poor sucker caught in the middle, by the author of the Dortmunder series Kirkus Reviews.

God Save the Mark #ad - But soon it’s not just fred’s money that’s in danger but his life, in this “high-spirited farce” The Washington Post by the master of comic crime fiction—starring a character the New York Times called “unforgettable .  .  . The pure-hearted, gullible man seems to get taken every time he turns around.

At this point, he’s been ripped off so many times he’s got a regular contact at New York’s bunco squad.

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Good Behavior: A Dortmunder Novel Book Six The Dortmunder Novels 6

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MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - The nuns ask Dortmunder to rescue the girl. A hapless thief is drafted by a gang of nuns in need, in a novel by an Edgar Award winner who “has no peer in the realm of comic mystery novelists” San Francisco Chronicle. The father of the youngest member of their order, has kidnapped his daughter, disgusted by their vow of silence, locked her in a tightly guarded penthouse apartment, and is attempting to convince her to renounce her faith.

Dortmunder is almost in the building when the alarm sounds, forcing him up the fire escape and onto the roof. But these nuns are kinder than the ones he grew up with. It’s an impossible assignment—but one he cannot refuse. He leaps onto the next building, smashing his ankle and landing in the den of the worst kind of creature he can imagine: nuns.

Good Behavior: A Dortmunder Novel Book Six The Dortmunder Novels 6 #ad - Although decades removed from his Catholic orphanage, Dortmunder still trembles before the sisters’ habits. They bandage his wound, let him rest, and don’t call the cops—for a price. It was supposed to be a simple caviar heist.

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Adios Muchachos

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Akashic Books #ad - A web of deception is woven—but it will be quickly and disastrously unraveled, and only one person will be able to say adiós to the dilapidated island of Cuba .  .  . Alicia is a smart, confident, and gorgeous prostitute in Havana. This edgar award–winning crime novel offers “pulp fiction in Castro’s Cuba” Martin Cruz Smith, author The Girl from Venice.

A madcap caper full of twisted sex, devious schemes and high-rolling hijinks .  .  . So when king’s wealthy and sexually deviant boss is suddenly killed, Alicia and John hatch a get-rich-quick scheme. This is no ordinary john, and as alicia’s feelings for him grow, she sees in their relationship the possibility of escape from her dead-end life in a city plagued with scarcity.

Adios Muchachos #ad - This is a great read. Library Journal. John king, her new client, is a Canadian businessman with a striking resemblance to movie star Alain Delon. Will leave readers clamoring for more. Publishers weekly   “the book’s cynical take on ambition and greed is tempered by humor and humanity. The new york times   “Impossible to put down.

Rather, she displays her wares on bicycle, seducing men through the irresistible pull of her fine derrière.

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Murder in the Cotswolds The Sheriff Chick Charleston Mysteries Book 5

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Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - Filled with the droll humor, meticulous plotting, and unforgettable character studies that distinguish Guthrie’s award-winning Western fiction, Murder in the Cotswolds provides delightfully unexpected entertainment from one of America’s most acclaimed authors. An american tourist is found face down in the Ram’s Head Inn with a knife buried deep in his back.

The cotswolds may not be Montana, but the rolling green hills have a majestic beauty all their own. No sooner does the sheriff begin to relax, however, than his vacation is interrupted by murder. Guthrie Jr. S beloved suspense series sheriff Chick Charleston is used to the big sky, wide-open spaces, and no-nonsense attitude of the American West.

Murder in the Cotswolds The Sheriff Chick Charleston Mysteries Book 5 #ad - A montana sheriff solves a quintessentially English mystery in this lively episode in A. Fearing scandal and international headlines, the local constabulary asks Charleston for help in questioning the other Yankees visiting this quaint country village. But when his wife suggests a trip to England to research her family history, he is happy to tag along.

B. He may be a fish out of water, but the sheriff’s hard-won experience and keen understanding of human nature soon lead him deep into a tangled web of local intrigue.

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