Audie Award Nominee, technological know-how Fiction, 2013

Padlocked doorways. unusual lighting fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.

There are a few bizarre issues approximately Nate's new condominium. in fact, he has different issues on his brain. He hates his activity. He has no cash within the financial institution. No female friend. No plans for the longer term. So whereas his new domestic is not excellent, it truly is livable. The hire is low, the valuables managers are pleasant, and the unusual little mysteries do not nag at him an excessive amount of. a minimum of, now not till he meets Mandy, his neighbor around the corridor, and notices anything strange approximately her condominium. And Xela's condominium. And Tim's. And Veek's. simply because each room during this outdated l. a. brownstone has a secret or . Mysteries that reach again over 100 years. a few of them are in undeniable sight. a few are in the back of locked doorways. And all jointly those mysteries may perhaps suggest the tip of Nate and his acquaintances. Or the tip of everything....

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In the Shadow of Evil (A Neil Paget Mystery)

By Frank Smith

A grotesque discovery units DCI Neil Paget on a collison path together with his superiors . . .  When Antonia Halliday is located useless in a barn, her head and neck slashed with an old school sickle, Paget and Tregalles attend the scene. The sufferer is from Bromley Manor, the rustic domestic of a hugely revered kinfolk with hyperlinks to the manager constable, and leader Superintendent Brock warns Paget to tread rigorously. With the entire proof drawing Paget again to the manor, he quickly unearths himself at odds along with his superiors – and the killer isn't really really comprehensive but . .

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Marked Man (A Victor Carl Novel Book 6)

By William Lashner

It should have been a hell of an evening. a kind of lengthy, harmful nights the place the realm shifts and doorways open. an evening of undesirable judgment and mistaken turns, of weariness and hilarity and a troublesome sexual cost that either frightens and compels. an evening the place your existence alterations irrevocably, for higher or for worse, yet who the hell cares, as long as it changes.

It should have been an evening similar to that, yeah, if in simple terms i may take note it.

All Victor Carl understands is that he’s simply woken up together with his swimsuit in tatters, his socks lacking, and a stinging discomfort in his chest because of a brand new tattoo he doesn’t take note getting: a center inscribed with the identify Chantal Adair.

My house is trashed, my partnership is cracking up, I’m ingesting an excessive amount of, flirting with newshounds, snoozing with Realtors. Frankly, I’m in determined want of anything difficult and fresh in my lifestyles, and discovering Chantal is all I have.

Is Chantal Adair the affection of Victor’s existence or a poor drunken mistake? Victor intends to determine, yet instantly he’s obtained greater issues. His purchaser, a sought after guy, must are available in out of the chilly, and he’s received a stolen portray for Victor to take advantage of as leverage.

But a person isn't really satisfied that the portray has surfaced. Or that the customer is threatening to inform all. Or that Victor is sniffing round for info approximately Chantal Adair. The nearer Victor involves figuring all of it out, the deeper into hazard he falls, because the ghosts of the prior go back to assert what’s theirs.

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The Ghost and the Document Reviewer: A Mystery Novella

By Gayle Tiller

Sarah Claysworth is a suffering Silicon Valley rfile evaluate legal professional. She has no balance in her existence as she bounces from venture to undertaking. Her funds are in disarray and he or she has no own existence to talk of. After Sarah has been fired from her most modern record evaluation undertaking, she encounters Jack Shadelin – a ghost with a questionable historical past.

Years in the past, Jack was once unjustly accused of murdering the sheriff’s spouse Mabel Belford. In days, it is going to be the sixty-fifth anniversary of Jack’s loss of life. Jack needs to locate Mabel’s killer sooner than this date or he’ll be pressured to stay a ghost forever.

Jack convinces the green and cautious Sarah to aid him. jointly, they enterprise on a course that simply may well unlock Jack and alter Sarah’s existence without end.

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The Lock Artist: A Novel

By Steve Hamilton

"I was once the Miracle Boy, as soon as upon a time. afterward, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The younger Ghost. the child. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That used to be all me.
But you could name me Mike."

Marked by way of tragedy, traumatized on the age of 8, Michael, now eighteen, isn't any usual younger guy. in addition to now not uttering a unmarried notice in ten years, he discovers the single factor he can someway do higher than somebody else. even if it is a locked door with no key, a padlock without blend, or maybe an eight-hundred pound secure ... he can open all of them.

It's an unforgivable expertise. A expertise that might make younger Michael a scorching commodity with the incorrect humans and, even if he likes it or no longer, push him ever as regards to a lifetime of crime. until eventually he eventually sees his likelihood to flee, and with one determined gamble hazards every thing again domestic to the single individual he ever enjoyed, and to release the key that has saved him silent for thus long.

Steve Hamilton steps clear of his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight sequence to introduce a special new personality, in contrast to a person you have ever obvious on this planet of crime fiction.

The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for most sensible Novel.

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Show of Evil

By William Diehl

It starts off with a stunning, unsolved homicide. In small city in southern Illinois, the butchered physique of Linda Balfour--with a cryptic code published in blood at the again of her head--forges a ugly hyperlink to the brutal homicide of Bishop Rushman, the cherished Chicago clergyman who have been dismembered years earlier than by means of the angelic-looking altar boy, Aaron Stampler. a similar Aaron Stampler whom safeguard lawyer Martin Vail kept from the electrical chair...

Now Vail is Chicago's leader prosecutor, dealing with the nightmare of his existence. If Stampler has been locked away in a high-security establishment for the earlier ten years, how might he have killed Linda Balfour? Then one other altar boy turns up lifeless with an analogous inscription in blood at the again of his head. If Aaron Stampler isn't really committing those killings, who's? Martin Vail's career--maybe even his life--hangs at the answer...

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Welcome to Dead House (Classic Goosebumps #13)

By R.L. Stine

Enter at your individual threat: the 1st ever Goosebumps.
Now with creepy bonus features!

11-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda simply moved into the oldest and most unearthly apartment at the block--the siblings imagine it can also be haunted! yet after all, their mom and dad do not believe them. you will get used to it, they are saying. exit and make a few new pals.
But the creepy childrens aren't like someone Josh and Amanda have ever met prior to. And after they take a shortcut throughout the cemetery one evening, Josh and Amanda study why.

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End Times: The Prophet Emerges

By Anna Schumacher

Carbon County, Wyoming is sort of a present working via Daphne's heart.

When lifestyles will get too tricky to undergo in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd's domestic, the place she believes she'll locate solace within the silent hills of her early life summers. yet Daphne's Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it's no longer silence that welcomes her. It's trumpets.

Daphne's wish to commence back in basic kingdom convenience is readily dashed because the townsfolk claim that the tip occasions are the following. And fantastic occurrences quickly help their trust. Daphne does all she will to maintain her head down and forget about the indicators. She works a task on the neighborhood oil rig, is helping round the residence, hangs out along with her pregnant cousin Janie and will get to understand Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout on the rig. yet quickly a startling discovery shatters her get to the bottom of and calls into query all her doubts and fears.

Daphne landed in Carbon County for a cause. She merely has to learn the signs—and think.

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Dance with the Devil

By Dean Koontz

Released less than pseudonym Deanna Dwyer.

Katherine got here to Owisden within the iciness, to be the secretary-companion to Lydia Boland, one of many wealthiest girls within the state. The task used to be a thrilling problem for Katherine, and a wanted swap from the occasions she'd faster overlook. And her new agency was once an enthralling and gracious woman. If in basic terms the entire humans of Owisden and the little mountain village that huddled opposed to the property for defense have been so great, Katherine's happiness will be guaranteed. even though, underneath the appeal stirred different feelings, different forces. there has been evil in that mountain valley, a brooding evil that worshipped at a gloomy altar... an altar that have been outfitted for unspeakable sacrifice! And Katherine used to be marked from the instant she arrived - marked to die!

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False Witness

By Randy Singer

Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the last word bounty at the line: his wife’s existence. He has forty-eight hours to discover an Indian professor in ownership of the Abacus Algorithm―an equation so strong it might crack all net encryption.
Four years later, legislation pupil Jamie Brock is operating in criminal relief while a regimen case takes a vicious twist: she and colleagues examine that their consumers, contributors of the witness defense application, are accused of defrauding the govt. and feature the encrypted set of rules of their ownership. After a life-changing journey to the professor’s church in India, the couple additionally has the main to decode it.
Now they’re at the run from federal brokers and the chinese language mafia, who will do something to get the set of rules. stuck within the center, Jamie and her acquaintances needs to safeguard their consumers in the event that they are looking to live to tell the tale lengthy sufficient to graduate.

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