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Murder by the Book Club
Everything in the genre from espionage to cozy to noir.
Perhaps the most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskerville family for generations.
A debut mystery set in Ghana that introduces a marvelous detective and a culturally rich community Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, to solve the murder of an AIDS worker. The action moves back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the Volta Region.
Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
Karin Alvtegen resolved to write her way out of some family tragedies and the result was her first novel, Guilt (Skuld), which was published in Sweden in 1998 to rave reviews. She is the great-niece of Astrid Lundgren, author of the ever-popular Pippi Longstocking books.
For centuries, there have been whisperes that Fletcher Christian staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And there, he told his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem--a poem that remained hidden lest it expose Wordsworth to the gallows for harboring a fugitive. Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham, herself a native of the Lake District, feels compelled to discover once and for all whether the manuscript ever existed--and whether it still exists today.
Anti-Social Behavior Orders, commonly known as ASBOs, are the New Labour government's pride and joy. A child who plays or even loiters in an unfriendly street can, on the complaint of neighbors, have an ASBO slapped on him. If he offends again, he can be found in breach of his ASBO and thrown in jail without a trial. All this, of course, raises the wrath of barrister Horace Rumpole when he is called upon to defend a Timson child who has earned an ASBO for playing soccer on a posh street.
There's a symposium for the centennial of Emily Dickinson's death-- at her home in Amherst, MA. When Winifred Gaw is discovered murdered in Emily's bedroom, Homer Kelly (philosophy professor at Harvard) decides to investigate the crime.
Although business has been slow lately for P.I. Kinsey Millhone, she's reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. It's a small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's services? Beverly claims she needs Elaine's signature on some documents so that she can collect a small inheritance. But the whole affair doesn't sit well with Kinsey. And if there's something she's learned in her line of work, it's to always follow your instincts... .