By Dharmendra Rajmangal
By Dharmendra Rajmangal
Carter, one of many world's prime specialists on Dracula, owns many variants of Bram Stoker's novel, even perhaps as many as his well-heeled rival, Mikaela Klove. yet something has consistently eluded him: the opportunity to check the doubtless apocryphal blue variation of Stoker's seminal vampire story. If it truly exists, the elusive variation is rumored to comprise a unique finishing and a never-before-published bankruptcy tantalizingly set in Dracula's own library.
Determined to learn it for himself, Carter travels to Transylvania, the place the rumoured treasure should be hidden. yet as soon as there, he will have to paintings along with his nemesis to resolve the mysterious puzzle – or hazard an endgame neither he nor Mikaela can have enough money to lose.
Drawing on his well known aptitude for the outré, Christopher Fowler – an writer 'in the 1st rank of latest secret writers' – reimagines Stoker's misplaced bankruptcy and intersperses it with an unforgettable trip via Transylvania.
The first access in a smart, lighthearted secret sequence set in glossy Provence—a pleasant combination of Agatha Christie and Peter Mayle—featuring the irrepressible Penelope Kite, a young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling throughout lifeless bodies.
It’s love before everything sight whilst Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d’Eau—The music of Water—the stone farmhouse tucked excessive within the hills above the Luberon valley, entire with a backyard, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope positioned her untrue ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first. considering that taking early retirement from her activity in forensics on the domestic workplace in England, she’s been an unpaid babysitter and chauffeur for her grandchildren. Now, she’s going to begin residing for herself. notwithstanding her dream condominium wishes significant renovations, Penelope hastily buys the valuables and strikes to St. Merlot.
But Penelope’s daydreams of an adventurous existence in Provence didn’t comprise discovering a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool. the invention of the lifeless guy plunges her headlong right into a Provençal stew of intrigue and lingering resentments simmering underneath the deceptively sunny village. Having labored within the forensics place of work, Penelope is familiar with something or approximately homicide investigations. to discover solutions, she needs to rigorously navigate among her likely ubiquitous, supercilious (and enviously stylish) property agent, the disdainful leader of police, and the devilishly good-looking mayor—even as she unearths herself tempted by way of the entire food the quarter has to provide. Thank goodness her outdated pal Frankie is simply a flight away . . . and that Penelope isn't relatively as naïve as her new buddies in St. Merlot believe.
Set opposed to the beautiful backdrop of Provence, steeped in heritage, surroundings, and secrets and techniques, Death in Provence introduces an impossible to resist heroine and a pleasant new secret sequence.
By Sian Turner
A groove that forces Brock to recognize a few issues he is been skipping due to the fact he met with Gillian again.
But all hell breaks unfastened on their go back to Boston, while the ghost of the Libra killer comes again to torture Brock seven years after the homicide of his spouse. And he will not forgive Gillian for conserving this type of mystery from him.
A slow-burn romantic drama set as a procedural, the Blackbird sequence brings jointly the police paintings, the group dynamic and the private lifetime of the most characters in a fast paced, multilevel-plotted narrative that makes it a page-turner.