Author: Bhaskar ChattopadhyayPublish On: 2018-06-25
After a few minutes, we wished one another good luck; Maity cast a quick reassuring glance at the professor, and then we stepped out into the dark kutcha road. There was no sign of the skies clearing. There were streaks of lightning in ...
Author: Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
Publisher: Hachette UK
The waves still crashed against the rocks. The moon still bathed the sandy beach with its light. And the piano still played on. But, amidst all this, just like that, Sally Sequeira had disappeared. With its pristine beaches and clear turquoise waters, the picturesque hamlet of Movim in Goa seems like the perfect holiday spot for detective Janardan Maity and his friend Prakash Ray. But when the father of a local teenage girl receives a letter asking for a large sum of money in exchange for his daughter, Maity and Prakash find themselves in the thick of an unlikely mystery. For, they discover, the girl has not been kidnapped at all, and is safe and sound in her house. As they begin to investigate, the duo encounter the mysterious characters who inhabit the tiny village, each hiding a secret of their own – not least the frail and shy Sally Sequeira, who keeps to herself but steps out at night to dance to the notes of a piano. What truth does Movim hide? And how will Janardan Maity solve a crime that has not yet been committed?
The birds, already spooked by the gunfire and screaming, took fright and scattered in all directions as the main body of the agents' convoy rounded a bend in the road and disappeared from sight. The stragglers made no move to join them.
Author: John Birmingham
Publisher: Pan Australia
Our world went to hell on March 14, 2003. Four years after an inexplicable wave of energy decimated the American mainland, and then just as inexplicably disappeared a year later, US President James Kipper is no closer to explaining the catastrophe to the traumatised survivors. In a decaying New York City, an assassination attempt on the President prompts the suspicion that the looters overrunning Manhattan may be more organised and sinister than previously thought. Working on a farm in Texas to earn his citizenship, Miguel Pieraro believes in the promise of the New America. That is until tragedy cuts through his family. In the English countryside, Echelon agent Caitlin Monroe must once again fight for her life, a sharp reminder that her nemesis is active again. Then out of the smoking ruin of the Middle East comes an enemy that will be Kipper's toughest challenge yet. The battle for the Wild East is just beginning, but does this New America, and its gun-shy President, have the strength of will to destroy the past in order to save the future?
The Mustang roared down the road and disappeared from view. *** Mick planned to meet the others at the creek. As he set up the four-person tent, he looked in awe at the surroundings. It was beautiful. The trees were swaying in the ...
Author: Michael Pennington
When a teenage girl turns up missing in the small southern town of Prescott, Missouri, it's up to a slick and temperamental sheriff and a unique psychic to solve the utterly horrifying case.
Author: Anna Katharine GreenPublish On: 2015-10-16
But once on the road I took the first opportunity to draw rein and wait, suddenly remembering that I had not heard Mr. Blake give any intimation of the direction he intended taking. A few minutes revealed to me his elegant form well ...
Author: Anna Katharine Green
The speaker was Q, the rising young detective, universally acknowledged by us of the force as the most astute man for mysterious and unprecedented cases, then in the bureau, always and of course excepting Mr. Gryce; and such a statement from him could not but arouse our deepest curiosity. Drawing up, then, to the stove around which we were sitting in lazy enjoyment of one of those off-hours so dear to a detective's heart, we gave with alacrity the required promise; and settling himself back with the satisfied air of a man who has a good story to tell that does not entirely lack certain points redounding to his own credit, he began: I was one Sunday morning loitering at the ——- Precinct Station, when the door opened and a respectable-looking middle-aged woman came in, whose agitated air at once attracted my attention. Going up to her, I asked her what she wanted. "A detective," she replied, glancing cautiously about on the faces of the various men scattered through the room. "I don't wish anything said about it, but a girl disappeared from our house last night, and"—she stopped here, her emotion seeming to choke her—"and I want some one to look her up," she went on at last with the most intense emphasis. "A girl? what kind of a girl; and what house do you mean when you say our house?" She looked at me keenly before replying. "You are a young man," said she; "isn't there some one here more responsible than yourself that I can talk to?" I shrugged my shoulders and beckoned to Mr. Gryce who was just then passing. She at once seemed to put confidence in him. Drawing him aside, she whispered a few low eager words which I could not hear. He listened nonchalantly for a moment but suddenly made a move which I knew indicated strong and surprised interest, though from his face—but you know what Gryce's face is. I was about to walk off, convinced he had got hold of something he would prefer to manage himself, when the Superintendent came in....
I determined to compromise matters by pretending to take the right hand road till he was out of sight , when I would return and follow him swiftly upon the left . Accordingly I reined my horse . to the right , and for some fifteen ...
New York City police detective Ebenezer Gryce becomes involved in a perplexing case when the housekeeper of a well-known gentleman shows up at the station asking for help in locating a missing sewing girl.
The road flattened out on higher ground, the landscape here less desertlike, and Gary was so surprised when the turnoff to the dirt road came up that by the time he shouted, “There it is!” they were past it.
Author: Bentley Little
The perfect getaway turns into a nightmare when a girl vanishes without a trace in this horror novel that could only have come from the mind of Bram Stoker Award-winning author Bentley Little. Gary, his girlfriend, Joan, and their friends intend to make the most of their three day vacation from UCLA partying at Burning Man. But soon after they arrive at the festival in the remote desert, Joan disappears. Calls to her parents’ home yield only dead air. Her school records are gone. And there’s no evidence that Joan, or even her roommate, ever existed. Most disturbing of all is what they do find. Among Joan’s belongings is a prayer written on a small scroll. It’s a safeguard—and a warning—from something called The Outsiders. For Gary and his friends it’s the only clue. Now, if they want to find out exactly what happened to Joan, they must follow it. But they may not like what they uncover....