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When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her? While Macalvie stands stumped in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury-twenty miles away on Land´s End-is at the Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook-well, nearly every case. Bronwell discloses that there was one he once missed. In the days following the mysterious slaying of the Parisian tourist, two other murders are called in to Macalvie and Jury´s teams: first, a man is found dead in his Devon estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered at the Exeter Cathedral in Northhamptonshire. When Macalvie and Jury decide to consult Bronwell, the retired detective tells them that the three murders, though very different in execution, are connected. As the trio sets out to solve this puzzle, Jury and Macalvie hope that this doesn´t turn out to be Brownell´s second ever miss. Written with Grimes´s signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, The Old Success is prime fare from ´´one of the most fascinating mystery writers today´´ (Houston Chronicle).
Robbie Parsons is one of London´s finest, a black cab driver who knows the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand - a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper. Two days previously, he had met and connected with one of the victims, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that involves Tanzanian gem mines, a closed Reno casino, and a pub that only London´s black cabbies who have the knowledge can find. With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes´s New York Times best-selling Richard Jury Mysteries are ´´utterly unlike anyone else´s detective novels´´ (The Washington Post). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003320/bk_drms_003320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul...or your heart. I thought I´d survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother´s house. Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I´m now a valkyrie. Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack. But the gods didn´t summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back. More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined - and the gods´ enemies are more devious than even they knew. It´s going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who´re getting under my skin in the most alluring way. I´m Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain´t seen nothing yet. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Cook, Aiden Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013683/bk_tant_013683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.