The Bookmark Murders:Saving Emil Heider A. L. Provost
Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors. Attempting the perfect murder, a killer encounters the perfect cop. After years of get-rich-quick schemes, Troy Pellingham´s bank account is empty and his options are down to one: take a job in his uncle´s rare-book shop and spend his days working for an unpleasant man whose only redeeming quality is a mammoth bank account. Though well into his 80s, Uncle Rodney is the picture of good health, and the day when Troy will inherit the old man´s money seems very far away. But then Troy gets a brilliant idea: why shelve books for a living when he can kill for a fortune? After the deed is done, a peculiarly shabby police detective comes to call. Lieutenant Columbo seems dimwitted, and Troy expects he will have no trouble putting him off the scent. But as the noose tightens around his neck, Troy realizes that no murder is too perfect for Columbo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013348/bk_adbl_013348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sketches of Murder:An Eye-Opening Experience Arnold Hannon
´A rival for M.C. Beaton´ Frost Magazine. DECEMBER, 1939. Having solved the case of the Suffolk Vampire, Inspector Betty Church and her colleagues at Sackwater Police Station have settled back down to business. There´s the elderly Mr Fern who keeps losing his slippers, Sylvia Satin´s thirteenth birthday party to attend and the scintillating case of the missing bookmark to solve. Though peace and quiet are all well and good, Betty soon finds herself longing for some cold-blooded murder... When a bomb is dropped on a residential street, both peace and quiet are broken and it seems the war has finally reached Sackwater. But Betty cannot stop the Hun, however hard she tries. So when a body is found on Sackwater´s beach, Betty concentrates on finding the enemy much closer to home. ´Eccentric and entertaining with a nicely complex plot´ Crime Review. ´A wonderfully gripping old-fashioned murder mystery´ The Lady.