Fiction

The Mystery Box Set

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Green Press/Eva Pohler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 7047

This is a collection of stand-alone mysteries with a common theme: narrators draw their listeners into a haunting tale, and these stories have a shocking, life-chaging connection to the listeners. The Mystery Man is a time-travel romantic suspense, The Mystery Box is a psychological thriller, and The Mystery Tomb is an archaeological mystery. All three have been described as page-tunrers that will keep you reading until you finish.
Older women

The Mystery Box

The Mystery Book Collection

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Eva Pohler Books/Green Press

ISBN: 9780989999076

Category: Older women

Page: 404

View: 5968

Soccer mom Yvette Palmer lives an ordinary life in San Antonio, Texas when a box is delivered to her by mistake, and in taking it to its rightful owner--a crotchety neighbor named Mona who shares her back fence--is drawn into a strange and haunting tale. Mona's ratty robe, mood swings, and secretive behavior all raise red flags, and Yvette is sure someone else is living there despite Mona's claim to live alone, but Yvette is unable to break away as she listens to how Mona transformed from a young college woman about to be married to the odd, reclusive, ghost of a woman she is now. As Yvette listens to her neighbor's tale, she discovers a shocking connection, but doesn't know whether Mona's come to help or to harm her and her family.
Juvenile Fiction

Mystery Box

Author: Gordon McAlpine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780812626803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 194

View: 3805

In this novel of Paris in the 1920s, Carolyn Keene and Frank Dixon (pseudonymous authors of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys) are imagined solving mysteries among famous expatriate writers of the era.
Juvenile Fiction

Explorer

The Mystery Boxes

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419700095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2337

Provides an anthology of seven short graphic works--by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier--on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, within. Simultaneous.
Fiction

The Case of the Abandoned Warehouse (Mystery House #2: Tulsa)

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Green Press/Eva Pohler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 5709

When Ellen and her two best friends travel to Tulsa for Sue's daughter's wedding, they get the crazy idea of flipping another historical home--only this time, it's an abandoned warehouse. When they hear from the locals that the place is haunted, Ellen and Sue convince Tanya to investigate, and what they uncover is one of Tulsa's and the nation's most horrifying secrets.
Fiction

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455522678

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4480

There's nothing more mysterious than a locked box. Whether it's a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the inner workings of a scientist's mind, or an underground prison cell, there are those who will use any means necessary to unlock the secrets of...THE MYSTERY BOX. With this anthology, bestselling author Brad Meltzer introduces twenty-one original stories from today's most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman's "Waco 1982," a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder's "Heirloom," a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R.L. Stine's "High Stakes," a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin--a bet he may pay for with his life. From the foothills of Mount Fuji to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, from a physics laboratory in wartime Leipzig to an unusual fitness club in Boca Raton, these sometimes terrifying, sometimes funny, and always suspenseful tales will keep you riveted to the page.
Fiction

The Bride Box

Author: Michael Pearce

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 1780104286

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4630

Mamur Zapt leads an investigation into a deftly plotted, cleverly written, highly entertaining mystery set in Cairo during the Great War. Cairo, 1912. The Pasha receives an unexpected gift: a traditional Bride Box. When opened, however, the box contains an unwelcome jolt from the past . . . At the same time, a little girl is discovered riding under a train from Luxor—and the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive’s Secret Police, is called in to investigate. He soon finds himself confronting a political storm as the end of British rule approaches and his investigations uncover a tangled web of family loyalties and betrayals, with its roots in a slave trade long supposed to have been stamped out in Egypt. “This is a deftly plotted, cleverly written, highly entertaining mystery, but it’s the gentle humor and the warmth of the characters that earns it two thumbs decisively up.” —Booklist (starred review) “As always in this comically understated series, both crime and punishment are consistently upstaged by a lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams.” —Kirkus Reviews
Fiction

The Dry

A Novel

Author: Jane Harper

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250105617

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7151

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...You’ll love [her] sleight of hand...A secret on every page.” —The New York Times “One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read... Every word is near perfect.” —David Baldacci A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.
Juvenile Fiction

Hunting Prometheus

A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off, Book Two

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Green Press/Eva Pohler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 290

View: 9549

Hermie and Hestie, the twins born to Thanatos and Therese, never asked to be demigods. Unlike others of their kind, they aren't interested in going on quests and being the center of a world-changing prophecy. But when Zeus learns of Apollo's vision--of the twins finding Prometheus, Zeus's number one enemy--the hunt for Prometheus begins. Zeus and his allies want to bind Prometheus and kill the twins before their threat of a revolution becomes a possibility. If Hermie and Hestie don't find the Titan first, they have no chance of fulfilling their destiny or of surviving Zeus's threat against them.
Fiction

The Mystery of Mercy Close

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606045

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 360

A compelling tale of mystery, romance, and the irrepressible Walsh family from the internationally bestselling author Marian Keyes Helen Walsh doesn’t believe in fear—it’s just something men invented to get all the money—and yet she’s sinking. Her private investigator business has dried up, her flat has been repossessed, and now some old demons are resurfacing. Chief among them is her charming but dodgy ex-boyfriend Jay Parker, who offers Helen a lucrative missing-persons case. Wayne Diffney from boyband Laddz vanished from his house in Mercy Close—and the Laddz have a sellout comeback gig in five days. Helen has a new boyfriend, but Jay’s reappearance proves unsettling. Playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her own worst enemy is her own head and where increasingly the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she has never even met. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Juvenile Fiction

The Gatekeeper's Bride

A Prequel to The Gatekeeper's Saga

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Green Press/Eva Pohler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5660

Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld. But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand. Find out the truth of how Hades and Persephone met and fell in love and the impact it had on the rest of the pantheon in the throes of the Trojan War. Learn how their children--Hypnos, Thanatos, Megaera, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Melinoe--came into being. Discover why they were assigned their respective duties as Sleep, Death, the Furies, and the goddess of ghosts. Find out the real reason why the Olympians possessed such profound disdain for these Underworld gods. This prequel to The Gatekeeper's Saga is more than a retelling of the Persephone myth. Many more of the ancient myths are woven together to reveal the conflict, tension, and relationships among the gods in one of the most beloved pantheons in human history.The Gatekeeper's Bride can be read before or after The Gatekeeper's Saga, but readers might find more enjoyment from it after having met the characters by reading the saga first.
Juvenile Fiction

Murder Is Bad Manners

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481422146

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8740

Two friends form a detective agency—and must solve their first murder case—in this “sharp-witted debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that is the first adventure in a brand-new middle grade mystery series set at a 1930s boarding school. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends at Deepdean School for Girls, and they both have a penchant for solving mysteries. In fact, outspoken Daisy is a self-described Sherlock Holmes, and she appoints wallflower Hazel as her own personal Watson when they form their own (secret!) detective agency. The only problem? They have nothing to investigate. But that changes once Hazel discovers the body of their science teacher, Miss Bell—and the body subsequently disappears. She and Daisy are certain a murder must have taken place, and they can think of more than one person with a motive. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime—and to prove that it happened—before the killer strikes again, Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects, and use all the cunning, scheming, and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test? Previously published as Murder Most Unladylike in the UK.
Fiction

The Mystery of the Hidden Room

Author: Marion Harvey

Publisher: Merkaba Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 3071

I had intended spending the evening at the Club; but after my solitary meal, I found that I was too tired to care to leave my own inviting fireside. Drawing up a chair before the open grate in my library, for the October night was chill and the landlord had not sufficiently relented to order the steam-heat, I settled myself comfortably with my book and pipe. The story I had chosen was a murder mystery, extremely clever and well-written, and so engrossed did I become that I was entirely oblivious to the passage of time. The entrance of my man, Jenkins, brought me back to my surroundings with a start to find that the clock on the mantel was chiming eleven. A little impatient at the interruption for I had not concluded the story, I grew sarcastic. "What is it, Jenkins? Have you come to remind me that it is long past my bed-time?" I inquired. Jenkins' face grew longer if such a thing were possible in a countenance already attenuated by nature into the semblance of perpetual gloom, and shook his head with a grieved air as though he considered my remark an aspersion upon his knowledge of his duties as a valet...
Juvenile Fiction

Mystery of the Ancient Riddles

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038539182X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8902

This ebook collection includes Dolphins at Daybreak (#9), Ghost Town at Sundown (#10), Lions at Lunchtime (#11), and Polar Bears Past Bedtime (#12). This time Morgan le Fay, the magical librarian of Camelot, challenges Jack and Annie to find the answers to four riddles. To do so, they must travel under the sea and to the Wild West, the African plains, and the frozen Arctic. It’s a difficult and dangerous task, but if Jack and Annie succeed, they will become Master Librarians! Don’t miss all the fun things you can do and discover at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Juvenile Fiction

The Purgatorium

The Purgatorium Series, Book One

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Green Press/Eva Pohler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 290

View: 6537

Seventeen year-old Daphne Janus is floored when her parents agree to let her accompany her best friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. She doesn't know her parents have sent her to the Purgatorium as a last-ditch effort to save their child. Her best friend and life-long neighbor takes her to a mostly uninhabited island with a wildlife preserve on one side and Chumash Indian ruins on the “haunted” side. The resort might be beautiful, the beach pristine, and the views from the headland amazing, but strange things begin to happen that soon have Daphne running for her life. At first she finds the therapeutic games thrilling: the ghosts that visit her room, the dropping elevator, and the kayak incident are actually kind of fun once she recovers from them. But when her horse bucks her off during a trail ride and she becomes lost on the haunted side of the island, it’s not fun anymore, and she wonders if her parents have sent her there to help her or to punish her.
Fiction

The Mystery Man

A College Student's Nightmare

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Green Press/Eva Pohler

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 6475

When Denise Walker begins her first year of college at the most prestigious university in her state, a strange encounter with one of her professors piques her curiosity. Denise believes the young and sexy professor is attracted to her, as she is to him, and accepts his invitation to join him on his yacht over spring break. Because she can feel the amazing chemistry between them, she's confused by his self-restraint. She becomes even more confused when he begins to tell her his life story, day after day, on the yacht. The details of his past are so incredible, so fantastical, involving time travel and alternate worlds, that she doesn't know what to believe, especially when he reveals a connection to her and her family. Why has he really brought her on the boat? And what will he do with her now that she's there?
Fiction

The Disappeared

Author: C. J. Box

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410114

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1734

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two lethal cases to contend with in this electrifying #1 New York Times-bestseller from C. J. Box. Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes--these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. Who is blocking the falconers and why? The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or because he's become Nate's advocate? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he'd imagined.
Fiction

Off the Grid

Author: C. J. Box

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069841005X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5432

The Red Desert of Wyoming is a beautiful and punishing place for anybody, even for game warden Joe Pickett and his friend Nate Romanowski in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller... Nate is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear. But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just might be something that takes them all down—including Nate and Joe.