Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hot Reads from Penguin Books

Title: A Conspiracy of Faith (Department Q #3)
Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Format: Hardcover, ebook

Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea.
Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return.
Their bonds are inescapable.
But there is a bottle and tar to seal it.
Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink.
A message begging for help...Her husband will not tell the truth: where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough.
She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to him - or to herself. In Copenhagen's cold cases division Carl Morck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood.

It is a cry for help from two boys. Is it real?
Who are they and why weren't they reported missing?
Can they possibly still be alive? In 2013, the makers of the Stieg Larsson movies and "The Killing" will bring Jussi Adler-Olsen's "Department Q" novels, including "Mercy", "Disgrace" and Redemption", to the big screen. "The new "it" boy of Nordic Noir". ("The Times"). "Engrossing". ("Sunday Express"). "Adler-Olsen's fascination with abnormal psychology once again pays off". ("Sunday Times"). Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and studied medicine, sociology, politics and film. He worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. So far he has written three "Department Q" thrillers, which all hit the Danish bestseller lists on publication and stayed there ever since.

Buy at Barnes & Noble: A Conspiracy of Faith
Buy at Book Depository: A Conspiracy of Faith

Title: The Broken Places (Quinn Colson #3)
Author: Ace Atkins
Format: Hardcover, ebook

A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim’s family, the only thought is revenge.

Another group who doesn’t believe him—the men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery. They’re sure he’s gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.

Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they’ve got their work cut out for them. But they don’t count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head. Communications are down, the roads are impassable—and the rule of law is just about to snap.

Title: Zero Hour (NUMA Files #11)
Author: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
Format: Hardcover, ebook

It is called zero point energy, and it really exists—a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however—until one scientist discovers a way.

Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

Now, that can’t be good.

Title: Murder is Binding (Booktown Mystern #1)
Author: Lorna Barrett
Format: Paperback, ebook

The streets of Stoneham, New Hampshire are lined with bookstores...and paved with murder. 

Stoneham, New Hampshire, was a dying town until community leaders invited booksellers to open shop. Now, its streets are lined with bookstores - and paved with murder…

When she moved to Stoneham, city-slicker Tricia Miles was met with friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met with friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased - and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries - and hunt down someone who isn’t killing by the book …

Buy at Barnes and Noble: Murder Is Binding (Booktown Series #1)
Buy at Book Depository: Murder is Binding (Booktown Series #1)

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