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Our Gated Community: A Highlands and Islands Detective Thriller

Our Gated Community: A Highlands and Islands Detective Thriller
  • Author : G. R. Jordan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-31
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 191407310X
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Summary : A remote island community starts its new life. A dead body leads to locked doors and closed mouths. Can Macleod and McGrath find the killer hell bent on destroying paradise? Leaving behind the city of Inverness, DC Ross travel to the fledgling paradise of Morning Light to investigate a body found in the idyllic town square. When the power is lost from the island and someone starts killing the residents, Ross must stand on his own until help can reach him. Can Macleod reach Ross in time to prevent an entire community from becoming a graveyard? A generous dose of fear is the key to a happy town!

The Bothy

The Bothy
  • Author : G R Jordan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-27
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1912153726
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Entry Island

Entry Island
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-15
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9781623656850
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Summary : Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Now Peter May takes us to a small island off the coast of Québec with an emotionally charged new mystery. When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal. Only two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home. Covered in her husband's blood, the dead man's melancholy wife spins a tale for the police about a masked intruder armed with a knife. The investigation appears to be little more than a formality--the evidence points to a crime of passion, implicating the wife. But Sime is electrified by the widow during his interview, convinced that he has met her before, even though this is clearly impossible. Haunted by this strange certainty, Sime's insomnia is punctuated by vivid, hallucinatory dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away, dreams in which he and the widow play leading roles. Sime's conviction soon becomes an obsession. And despite mounting evidence of the woman's guilt, he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professional duty he must fulfill and the personal destiny he is increasingly sure awaits him.

Imagine A Country

Imagine A Country
  • Author : Val McDermid,Jo Sharp
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-19
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781838851705
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Summary : The first step on the road to change is to imagine possibility. Imagine A Country offers visions of a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices, from comedians to economists, writers to musicians. Edited, curated and introduced by bestselling author Val McDermid and geographer Jo Sharp, it is a collection of ideas, dreams and ambitions, aiming to inspire change, hope and imagination. Featuring: ALI SMITH, PHILL JUPITUS, A.L. KENNEDY, ALAN CUMMING, KERRY HUDSON, GREG HEMPHILL, CAROL ANN DUFFY, CHRIS BROOKMYRE, ALISON WATT, ALASDAIR GRAY, LEILA ABOULELA, IAN RANKIN, SELINA HALES, SANJEEV KOHLI, JACKIE KAY, DAMIAN BARR, ELAINE C. SMITH, ABIR MUKHERJEE, ANNE GLOVER, ALAN BISSETT, LOUISE WELSH, JO CLIFFORD, RICKY ROSS, TRISHNA SINGH, CAMERON McNEISH, ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH, CARLA JENKINS, DON PATERSON, AND MANY MORE . . .

The Night Gate

The Night Gate
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-18
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781784295066
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Summary : **THE BRAND-NEW THRILLER FROM THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM** **PETER MAY: OVER 5.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE** In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree. A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house. The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart. Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter. Two extraordinary narratives are set in train - one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown. And Enzo's investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders - the Mona Lisa. Tasked by the exiled General Charles de Gaulle to keep the world's most famous painting out of Nazi hands after the fall of France in 1940, 28-year-old Georgette Pignal finds herself swept along by the tide of history. Following in the wake of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as it is moved from château to château by the Louvre, she finds herself just one step ahead of two German art experts sent to steal it for rival patrons - Hitler and Göring. What none of them know is that the Louvre itself has taken exceptional measures to keep the painting safe, unwittingly setting in train a fatal sequence of events extending over seven decades. Events that have led to both killings. The Night Gate spans three generations, taking us from war-torn London, the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Berlin and Vichy France, to the deadly enemy facing the world in 2020. In his latest novel, Peter May shows why he is one of the great contemporary writers of crime fiction.

Before the Storm

Before the Storm
  • Author : Alex Gray
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-25
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780751579994
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Summary : ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES*** Whether you've read them all or whether you're discovering Alex Gray's bestselling series for the first time, BEFORE THE STORM will have you gripped until the final page. 'BEFORE THE STORM is classic Alex Gray - warm-hearted, atmospheric . . . with a very interesting twist' ANN CLEEVES 'An exciting procedural'SUNDAY TIMES 'Another brilliant Lorimer adventure' ***** Reader Review 'Exciting and unexpected, I hope it's not too long till the next one' ***** Reader Review 'Lorimer is up there with the best' ***** Reader Review 'Alex Gray returns with another belter' THE HERALD __________________ Your favourite Scottish detective is back with a brand new case, one that threatens to destroy everything. Inspector Daniel Kohi of the Zimbabwean police force returns home one night to find his worst nightmare has been realised. His family dead, his house destroyed, and in fear for his life, he is forced to flee the country he loves. Far away in Glasgow, DSI William Lorimer has his hands full. Christmas is approaching, the city is bustling, and whilst the homicide rate has been relatively low, something much darker is brewing. Counter-Terrorism have got wind of a plot, here in Lorimer's native city, to carry out an unspeakable atrocity on Christmas Eve. They need someone with local knowledge to help them root it out and who better than the head of the Scottish Major Incidents Team. But the investigation is complicated by a spate of local murders, and by the rumours that someone is passing information to criminal organisations from inside the police force. Soon Lorimer finds himself in desperate need of assistance. Then he meets an extraordinary man - a refugee from Zimbabwe whose investigative skills are a match for Lorimer's own . . . __________________ Readers love Alex Gray 'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY 'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH 'Alex Gray's great crime fiction series is one you can pick up at any stage and not feel lost . . complex, intriguing, tense' Reader review 'A fast-paced thriller with lots of twists and turns' Reader review 'Exciting, pacy, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing'THE TIMES 'This series just gets better and better and everything still feels fresh. Highly recommended' Reader review 'Lorimer is without doubt my favourite detective' Reader review 'I have read every book in the series and each one has been a pleasure.' Reader review 'Alex Gray is a master storyteller' Reader review

Random Road

Random Road
  • Author : Thomas Kies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-02
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781464208034
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Summary : Some vices are deadlier than others... Veteran reporter Geneva Chase is at the end of her professional rope. Battling alcoholism and bad choices, she's lost every major news job she's had; working at her hometown newspaper is her last chance to redeem herself—and now the paper's future is in doubt. And then she lands the story of a lifetime: Six nude bodies are found hacked to pieces in a Queen Anne mansion on the coast of Long Island Sound. The sensational headline is picked up by the metro papers, and Geneva is back in the game, using her reporter's nose to sniff out the secrets of Sheffield's rich and entitled citizens. As her investigation leads her deeper into dangerous waters, her toxic affair with a married man and her inability to get sober threaten to undo everything she has worked so hard to achieve—and not everyone is thrilled to have a reporter digging up secrets that might be better left buried... This special First-in-a-Series edition includes: A New Introduction by the Author A Reading Group Guide A Conversation with the Author An Excerpt from Darkness Lane, the Next Geneva Chase Crime Reporter Mystery

Come Hell or Highball

Come Hell or Highball
  • Author : Maia Chance
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-15
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781466876545
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Summary : 31-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until, her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune...or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made by one of Alfie's girls-on-the-side: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they're in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears. On a quest to retrieve the reel and solve the murder before the killer comes after them next, Lola and Berta find themselves navigating one wacky situation after another in high style and low company. Charming, witty, often laugh-out-loud funny, Maia Chance's Come Hell or Highball is the first in the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries and introduces a sparkling new voice in crime fiction.

The Crow Road

The Crow Road
  • Author : Iain Banks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-09-04
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9780748109937
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Summary : 'His masterpiece' Jay Rayner 'One of the best opening lines of any novel... a warm, witty and ultimately very poignant book' Guardian An outstanding contemporary novel, about which readers say: 'Banks' masterpiece' 'Iain Banks at his best' 'Read this immediately' 'A story full of wonderful characters' 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances...

Betty Boo

Betty Boo
  • Author : Claudia Piñeiro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-18
  • Total pages :410
  • ISBN : 9781908524560
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Summary : “Not for nothing is Claudia Piñeiro Argentina’s most popular crime writer. Betty Boo is original, witty and hugely entertaining; it mixes murder with love, political power and journalism." Times-London "Those willing to take the time to enjoy the style and the unusual denouement will find themselves wondering why more crime authors don’t take the kinds of risks Piñeiro does." Booklist The fourth novel from Claudia Piñeiro, South America's best-selling crime novelist. When a renowned Buenos Aires industrialist is found dead at his home in an exclusive gated community called La Maravillosa, the novelist Nurit Iscar (once nicknamed Betty Boo owing to a resemblance to the cartoon character Betty Boop) is contracted by a former lover, the editor of a national newspaper, to cover the story. Nurit teams up with the paper's veteran, but now demoted, crime reporter. Soon they realize that they are falling in love, which complicates matters deliciously. The murder is no random crime but one in a series that goes to the heart of the establishment. Five members of the Argentine industrial and political elite, who all went to the same boarding-school, have died in apparently innocent circumstances. The Maravillosa murder is just the last in the series and those in power in Argentina are not about to allow all this brought to light. Too much is at stake.

The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island
  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-11
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2300000062458
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Summary : ‘The Mysterious Island' - one of the most famous in the world literature novels written by the famous French writer Jules Verne. Five Americans appear on a desert island in the Southern Hemisphere but they are not going to despair. Eventually it appears that their skills are all they need there to survive. But suddenly life throws a riddle to them...

Flooodgate

Flooodgate
  • Author : Allistair MacLean
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Little Eve

Little Eve
  • Author : Catriona Ward
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 1444841890
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Summary : Eve and Dinah are everything to one another, never parted day or night. They are raised among the Children, a community of strays and orphans ruled by a mysterious figure they call Uncle. All they know is the grey Isle of Altnaharra which sits in the black sea off the wildest coast of Scotland. But the world is at war and cannot be kept at bay. As the solitude of Altnaharra is broken, Eve's sanity begins to fracture. In a great storm, in the depths of winter, as the old year dies, the locals discover a devastating scene on the isle. Eve's and Dinah's accounts of that night contradict and intertwine. As past and present converge, only one woman can be telling the truth. Who is guilty and who is innocent?

What Will Burn

What Will Burn
  • Author : James Oswald
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-10-12
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 1472276183
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Summary : "The charred remains of an elderly woman are discovered in a burned-out game-keepers cottage, hidden away in woodland to the west of Edinburgh. Clearly no accidental fire, Detective Inspector Tony McLean suspects that neither is this simply a grim arson attack. There is far more to the victim than her humble surroundings might suggest, and something ritualistic to her horrific murder. Nor will it be the only case of death by fire that Tony and his team will be faced with. This is only the beginning, and with such evil clouding the air, Tony begins to wonder what else will burn . . ."--Publisher.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  • Author : Jane Jacobs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-20
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780525432852
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Summary : Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Wolf Boys

Wolf Boys
  • Author : Dan Slater
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-13
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781501126628
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Summary : The tale of two American teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and the Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unstoppable. “A hell of a story…undeniably gripping.” (The New York Times) In this astonishing story, journalist Dan Slater recounts the unforgettable odyssey of Gabriel Cardona. At first glance, Gabriel is the poster-boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome, and charismatic. But the ghettos of Laredo, Texas—his border town—are full of smugglers and gangsters and patrolled by one of the largest law-enforcement complexes in the world. It isn’t long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of juvenile crime, which leads him across the river to Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel: Los Zetas. Friends from his childhood join him and eventually they catch the eye of the cartel’s leadership. As the cartel wars spill over the border, Gabriel and his crew are sent to the States to work. But in Texas, the teen hit men encounter a Mexican-born homicide detective determined to keep cartel violence out of his adopted country. Detective Robert Garcia’s pursuit of the boys puts him face-to-face with the urgent consequences and new security threats of a drug war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys, Slater takes readers on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate story of the lobos: teens turned into pawns for the cartels. A nonfiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.

Black Rain

Black Rain
  • Author : Graham Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :515
  • ISBN : 9780553592412
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Summary : While searching the far reaches of the Amazon for a legendary Mayan city, covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw and her team, stalked by an unseen enemy and threatened by a violent indigenous tribe, soon realize that they are not seeking just an artifact, but a breakthrough discovery that could change the world. Original.

Locked In, Locked Out

Locked In, Locked Out
  • Author : Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-02
  • Total pages :220
  • ISBN : 9780812245134
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Summary : In Locked In, Locked Out, Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores examines four communities in Ponce, Puerto Rico, showing how gates—in both physical and symbolic ways—distribute power, reroute movement, sustain social inequalities, and cement boundary lines of class and race.

Wild Guide Scotland

Wild Guide Scotland
  • Author : Kimberley Grant,David Cooper,Richard Gaston
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 1910636126
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Summary : A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild Guide series (winner of travel guidebook of the year 2015). This guide to Scotland and the Scottish highlands and islands, one of Europe's fastest growing adventure holiday destinations, explores the hidden parts of its better known tourist areas, as well many more remote regions, rarely visited by tourists. Guiding you to over 800 wild swims, ancient forests, lost ruins and hidden beaches. Including inns, wild camping, local crafts, artisan whisky distilleries and wild places to stay.

History of the Franks

History of the Franks
  • Author : Saint Bishop of Tours Gregory,Ernest Tr Brehaut
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-11
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0353361984
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Summary : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The King

The King
  • Author : Steven James
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-02
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9781101613795
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Summary : FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers has matched wits with some of the most violent serial killers in history—and one of them has never forgiven him.... Patrick Bowers has pursued the nation’s fiercest serial killers—and now one elusive foe is back for revenge. Settling into a new post at the FBI academy, Patrick and his fiancée, Lien-hua Jiang, are planning their future together with his stepdaughter, Tessa. But just when his life seems normal, a demon from the past returns to draw him down a dark road he hoped had closed forever. Forced into a desperate hunt to save the two women he loves most, Patrick is in a race against time to stop an international conspiracy from becoming the most widespread act of terrorism in U.S. history.