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A China Bayles mystery: the herbalist-sleuth heads home to her family's Mississippi plantation. An ancient property deed has surfaced and the man who found it has disappeared. China must face disturbing questions about her family's past - and her own future.
Herbalist China Bayles is in Indigo, Texas to teach a workshop. The town is undergoing a renaissance, but if longtime resident Casey Ford sells his profitable mining rights, Indigo will be dead and buried. Someone murders Casey.
As the Winter Olympics approach, Salt Lake City literally trembles with excitement as an earthquake hits. For forensic geologist Em Hansen the quake allows her to get some field work in before the athletes and tourists arrive. When the body of a state geologist shows up in the wake of the quake, the FBI enlists Em to sort through the rubble.
Detective Jimmy Murphy is back in London after a traumatic undercover assignment in Ireland. As he starts to lose his grip on his life, he is given another undercover assignment: he is to infiltrate and expose a gang of diamond thieves.
Agatha Raisin is certain that her newlywed James Lacey is having an affair. Especially when he disappears. And then the woman that Agatha suspects, Melissa, is murdered. She digs into Melissa's past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers.
Constable Hamish MacBeth gives glamorous BBC reporter Crystal French a speeding ticket, despite her attempts at bribery and seduction. In revenge her hard-hitting TV show targets him and Lochdubh for public humiliation. Then, when Crystal is found dead, the entire village becomes suspect.
In the shadows of a city reeling from tragedy, an unlikely killing machine wages war against 5 of the 8 million citizens of New York City - a writer, a charismatic ex-police commissioner, a folkart dealer, a defense attorney, and an ex-addict.
The tale of an aging movie queen marked for death and the screenwriter and his trusted sidekick, detective Elmo Crumley, who try to save her.
A trio of light-hearted mysteries featuring reporter Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats.
LAPD's Shane Scully overhears a famous producer make a suspicious remark about the strange deaths of his two ex-wives. He begins to investigate, becoming aware at the same time of a high profile wiseguy's attempt to control the Hollywood unions. He sets up an elaborate and expensive sting operation, creating a phony production company to produce a bogus movie. But before long things spin out of control and Scully's overbudgeted movie is rocketing into production.
Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event she doesn't have to cater - but trouble is brewing at Charleston's engagement soiree of the season. The groom meets wtih a freak accident and his family heirloom ring - made from the crown of Marie Antoinette - is missing. Includes recipes.
In New Orlean's historic Garden district, life is all about attending the right parties, impressing the right people, and making the right amount of money (a lot!). It's an attitude 59-year-old Charlotte La Rue has never really understood. She leads a quiet, simple, practical life, reading mystery novels and hanging out with her parakeet. Business is booming at her house cleaning service, Maid-for-a-day, and everything's perfect. Well, almost everything...
Her dissertation and the eccentric faculty in the university music department are keeping mature student Sophie Rivers busy. She gets even busier when the body of a professor turns up at a concert at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
Kublai Khan turns to the Venetian Marco Polo when a flood of portents, strange visions and ghastly murders occur through the kingdom, and even across the oceans. The leaders of a demonic sect have disappeared from the desert to which they were banished, and Kublai Khan believes they will attempt to release the Plague Lord himself.
Intrigue and murder in ancient Rome: Agrippina, mother of Nero and wife of Claudius knows that survival must come at the highest price in a society where flatterers are usually spies and people can be bought.
Former tribal policeman Charlie Moon investigates a bizarre murder on sacred Native American ground. Visiting some Anasazi ruins he finds two burned bodies.
Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper investigates the murder of New York college professor Lola Dakota, found strangled in an elevator shaft with a few strands of hair clutched in her hand and a piece of paper in her pocket that reads "The Deadhouse". The Deadhouse turns out to be a building on a small island in the East River where people once endured slow and agonizing deaths.
Columnist Jimmy Gage receives a letter signed 'Eggman' which claims responsibility for six unsolved murders around L. A. It is dismissed as a hoax, but a year later Jimmy discovers among his brother Jonathan's possessions six photographs: crime-scene shots of the people Eggman happily took credit for killing.
An egotistical director who spent time in prison for murdering a teenage actress decides he is going to make a movie about how he was framed and goes to tabloid reporter Jimmy Gage to publicize his efforts. Gage is sceptical until the director is found dead in his koi pond.
Needlecraft shop owner Betsy Devonshire's 6th case requires her to unravel a five year old murder case that refuses to die. To fix her roof, she hires Foster Johns, a man suspected for years in an unsolved double murder. Believing him innocent, she sets out to tie up the loose ends.
Angela Day accepts the tempting deal offered by a reclusive billionaire, even though enemies everywhere have marked the man for death, making Angela a target too. The stakes are raised where she discovers a technology that allows banks to identify the race of online mortgage applicants. Although at first she isn't sure where this new piece fits in, she knows right away that an already dangerous game has suddenly turned deadly.
Augustus McKnight makes a shrewd on-line investment and earns an impressive windfall. But before he can tell his wife, she reveals an adulterous affair and demands a divorce. A day later she is found brutally murdered, leaving Augustus the sole beneficiary of her million-dollar insurance policy. He becomes a successful, full-time day trader until he stumbles onto the truth: he is the pawn in a complex game of manipulation and betrayal, as well as the target of a twisted quest for revenge.
Gill's last mystery. McGarr enters the rarified atmosphere of Dublin's Trinity College when a library night watchman is murdered and the famous Book of Kells disappears.
Previously titled MCGARR AND THE SIENESE CONSPIRACY. Irish Chief Inspector McGarr travels to Italy into the web of a dangerous conspiracy.
JAG lawyer Sean Drummond has been assigned to South Korea as an advocate for a gay officer accused of brutally killing the son of a South Korean war hero. He is teamed up with his old law-school nemesis, Katherine Carson - a woman who knows how to push all his buttons. But Drummond's lack of political correctness makes him the one man the CIA can trust with its disturbing secrets.
Sean Drummond comes to believe that the charging of General William Morrison with treason and an array of other crimes is only a move in a chess game being played at the highest level by the best and the brightest.
Medjay policeman Lieutenant Bak's first case. Reassigned from his duties to the Queen, Bak is exiled to Buhen, a fortified city in a desolate part of the Nile valley. When Bak finds the local commandant murdered, the question arises: was his death retribution for recent offenses against the gods?
Bill Slider and his team reconstruct a murder victim's sordid lifestyle of debts, drugs and dodgy deals. It soons becomes apparent that their suspect is a ruthless crime baron. As he works, Slider must fight a rearguard action to stop the case being taken off his hands and solved by outsiders.
Iowa deputy sheriff Carl Houseman comes to believe that the apparent suicide of a collegue's niece was instead the work of a 21st century vampire.
The death of a nun pulls tough New York City cop Paul Devlin into a terrifying world of lethal secrets and bizarre rituals hidden deep in the bowels of the church establishment.
Life is good for restauranteur Abbie Diangelo - until her ex-con stepfather shows up, claiming he has proof to implicate her mother in a 25 year old murder. Abbie agrees to pay him off to shut him up, but soon finds his dead body. Homicide detective John Ryan is the only man Abbie can turn to - a man who doesn't trust her.
Once a hotshot investigative reporter, middle-aged Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily. When Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dies in a diving 'accident', Jack uses clues from the singer's own music to unravel the mystery and to resurrect his own career in the process. Recommended.
On October 6, 1929 in Eden Park, Cincinnati, renowned bootlegger and devoted husband George Remus shot and killed his beautiful society wife Imogene. But even more shocking than this sudden, brutal crime were the disturbing details behind their complicated relationship - details revealed in the ensuing trial.
Sheila Malory is given the unenviable task of sorting through her dear departed friend Leonora's voluminous estate. Death by polluted water seems an unfitting end for a former investigative journalist whose life was the stuff of novels. But as questions about the will arise and strangers come out of the past, Mrs. Malory begins to doubt the death was from natural causes.
Johnny Martini's girlfriends have always been unlucky, meeting with accidents, ending up hurt - or dead. When his wife is murdered, her younger sister is determined to learn the truth.
A forensic psychiatrist who has built a career disproving insanity claims returns to his hometown to defend an old love accused of murdering her husband. To prove her innocence he must produce evidence locked deep within her mind.
Returning to L'Escala, the idyllic Spanish village where they were once so happy, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Philips are looking to forget the past. But old ghosts are not so easy to placate, and the shadow of Oz's childhood sweetheart Jan, now tragically dead, is threatening to turn their relationship into a seething cauldron of bitterness and recrimination.
Late 19th century Toronto: William Murdoch attempts to clear his father of murder and enters into the lively world of the "ratters" - an illegal gambling ring where bets are placed on which dogs can kill the most rats during a given period.
Introducing tough African-American investigator Nina Halligan. Once a prosecutor, Nina swore vengeance against those responsible for slaughtering her family. Now she's a PI searching for the missing daughter of a murdered Civil Rights leader. She is led to scrutinize the connections between the leader's widow and the threats and violence against his former associates.
Rochester, New York, in the hot summer of 1959 is dominated by gangsters and home to a cold-eyed private detective named Ike Van Savage. He is hired by the stunning and seductive Vicky Petrone to get the goods on her husband. He accepts the case, despite the fact that her husband is also the top guy in the local mob.
U. S. secret agent Harrison Raines goes to Richmond to investigate the construction of the Confederacy's first ironclad ship. But first he must clear the name of his best friend, former slave Caesar Augustus - accused of murdering Harrison's first love.
Happily married and living in an idyllic corner of New England, psychiatrist Cal Bradley's life is affected tremendously by 19 year old Peter Blue, who during a rampage sets a local church on fire. Peter is sent to Cal for treatment - his last chance for salvation. For Cal, it's a journey into fear, deception and murder.
New in the Crowner John series. 1195: Coroner John de Wolf is faced with a series of murders, each marked by a Biblical text. He suspects a priest is responsible.
Relying on the illusory art of Dutch printmaker M. C. Escher as a binding device and a source of clues, Homer Kelly follows crystallographer Leonard Sheldrake as he pursues the enigmatic Frieda, who disappears after they meet at an Escher exhibition.
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine misbehave on a Caribbean cruise and are abandoned in Mexico, where Leonard is saved from armed attackers by a fisherman and his daugher. Hap returns to East Texas but is overwhelmed when he learns of the senorita's murder. Not taking it lying down, he and Leonard return to Mexico to even the score.
For young Stanley Mitchell Jr. 1958 is quickly becoming a banner year: after finding some hidden love letters he has an uneasy meeting with a former reservation policeman. Then he begins to learn about blues music, Sherlock Holmes, racism and lost dreams.
Dennis Lenahan makes 80-foot dives into a nine-foot tank, performing in Tunica, MS, the casino capital of the South, when he witnesses a murder. The local Dixie Mafia warns him, "You talk, you're dead." Along comes Robert Taylor, a black gangster from Detroit. Robert has his own agenda for taking on the Cornbread Cosa Nostra and wants Dennis to come in with him.
A collection of short stories, including 2 novella-length works.
Defense attorney Dismas Hardy, when investigating a murder at San Francisco's largest HMO, discovers that too many patients have been dying and it looks like it is the hospital that is killing them. Hardy finds himself pitted against his friend, homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky. Recommended.
Defense attorney Dismas Hardy and San Francisco lieutenant Abe Glitsky are forced outside the law and into the fight for their lives.
Kurt Wallander must solve the crime of three teens shot dead in a secluded meadow on Midsummer's Eve. Then one of his most trusted colleagues, someone whose help he had hoped to rely on in the investigation, also turns up dead.
An elderly farmer has been bludgeoned to death in a remote Swedish farmhouse and his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. Before she dies, she whispers the word: "foreign". Opera-loving, recently divorced, overweight and drinking too much, Police Inspector Kurt Wallander must work fast, before white supremacists strike at a nearby refugee camp.
Never suspecting her husband, Benno, of cheating, Manhattan social worker Anita Servi is shocked when the police accuse Benno of murder after the couple's baby-sitter is found stabbed to death with one of Benno's screwdrivers. Torn between believing Benno and the circumstantial evidence against him, Anita is determined to find the truth.
After a lawyer friend is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, Paul Madriani takes on another client who he believes is involved at the edges of the double murder.
87th Precinct. After Fat Ollie arrests a corrupt book publisher, he tries his hand at writing his own crime novel. Just moments after he finishes his opus and is on his way to the agent he catches a squeal - a murder case. After investigating the crime he returns to his car to find it broken into and the manuscript gone.
Savannah Reid jumps at the chance to be the bodyguard for the Gourmet Channel's Queen of Chocolate Lady Eleanor. But when the celebrity chocolate confectioner bites into a chocolate and dies on live TV, Savannah must quickly shift gears from bodyguard to detective.
As Richmond celebrates the defeat of a Union warship, smallpox quietly enters the city. Narcissa Powers and Judah Daniel encounter a frightening possiblity: the victims are being intentionally infected by tainted money flowing through Richmond's network of speculators and profiteers.
Lydia Strong was just a teen when her mother was murdered. Now 30, Lydia is a bestselling true crime writer and investigative consultant, obsessed with bringing killers to justice. When four loners disappear from Santa Fe, Lydia and PI Jeffery Mark begin an investigation.
Six interconnected stories. Each of the six recent trade paperback reissues of the Easy Rawlin novels contained one of the stories from this collection.
Three furry felines track down a killer when building contractor Ryan Flannery finds her estranged husband dead in her garage and her own gun missing.
A device that turns garbage into thin air has been developed in a beleaguered South American nation. But Dr. Harold Smith smells trouble and dispatches Remo and Chiun to the scene.
An imprisoned con man gives up the ghost after sampling one of Magdalena Yoder's most famous dishes. With her reputation and establishment at stake, she must find out who added the sinister secret ingrediant.
When the Trask family checks into the Hatteras West Inn and Lighthouse, they just want to get their hands on their father's will. Unfortunately someone beats them to it, murdering Elkton Fall's favorite lawyer - and innkeeper Alex Winston's Uncle Jase - in the process. Alex suspects the killer is under his own roof.
Zoe West leaves Goose Harbor, Maine, after her father is murdered. Unable to get her life back on track, she returns home to confront the past. FBI Special Agent J. B. McGrath is on vacation in Goose Harbor, but believes the killer is still on the loose in town - a killer who did not want Zoe to return.
Seventh in the series of mysteries featuring Catherine LeVendeur, set in 12th century France. After a long absence she returns to the family home and finds a Knight Templar murdered there. Her closely held secret of the family's Jewish roots is threatened.
12 years ago, the brutal murder of a young wife and mother rocked the quiet coastal town of Stuart, Florida - and a local troublemaker was sentenced to death for the crime. Now new evidence has come to light and Miami attorney Gail Connor has agreed to take the case - against the wishes of her fiance, top criminal defense attorney Anthony Quintana. The trial transcript convinces her that her client was wrongfully convicted, but she'll have to push the law to the breaking point to save his life.
On a hot summer night in Florida, a beautiful young woman is brutally raped and murdered. 20 years later, the man convicted of her slaying is released from prison - only days before another horrific crime is committed. Now Louis Kincaid must follow a trail of death that connects a decades-old case with a new murder.
Angie cooks up a different career by getting into matchmaking, but her attempts fall flat, leaving her best friend Connie Rogers stood up by a no-show date. The man is soon declared to be missing and police want Connie in connection with a brutal robbery/homicide.
13 people are mowed down in a Louisville restaurant. When it is established that the crime is the work of a professional assassin, Roy Prescott, an expert in hunting down criminals, enters the picture. Prescott draws the assassin into a cat-and-mouse game with escalating stakes.
Inspector Wexford's assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family, are thrown into question as he investigates the mysterious disappearances of two teenagers and their babysitter.
Guitarist Tony Kozol and his sidekick, Rock Bottom, land a gig at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. Tony soon learns that beneath the rhythmic samba and seduction of the city, Rio has a dark and dangerous side. When a murderer strikes, Tony and Rock nail a killer whose wealth and power are no match for American ingenuity.
York, 1351: one-eye spy Owen Archer is given the task of protecting William of Wykeham, bishop of Winchester. The family of a local knight blames William for the nobleman's death in a French dungeon despite their offers of ransom.
Inspector Banks returns home from the Greek islands after reading that the bones of a childhood friend had been dug up in a field not far away from where he disappeared more than 35 years before. He attempts to involve himself in the investigation, as well as taking part in the investigation a few counties away of another, more recently missing teenager. He is troubled by both cases, particularly when each of the female detectives conducting the investigations is threatened.
Conclusion to the Vanished Child trilogy. Paris's Grand Necropolitan Theater, a horror theatre owned by would-be-filmmaker Count Andre du Monde, is suddenly stricken with a series of disasters. Now the actors assemble at Andre's Flanders castle to begin filming Andre's first production, but life and fiction intersect in the castle's medieval basements - as the Grand Necropolitan becomes a true theatre of horrors.
33-year-old cop Rick Broca is caretaking a Hollywood Mogul's leisure boat in the Florida Keys when he spots a seaplane in trouble. He rescues American pilot Charles Green, a man who is not what he seems. Rick is drawn into a web of international espionage, political maneuvering, Caribbean voodoo and backroom Hollywood drama.
When middle-aged widower Rufus Moorcroft is found dead in his summerhouse, it is ruled suicide. But reporter Jill Francis and Detective Richard Thornhill believe there is more to it. Their investigations begin drawing together threads that stretch back through time to a highly charged summer before the war.
When the Secretary of State is murdered, Justice Department lawyer Ben Hartwell uncovers a lifetime of political intrigues, private indiscretions, and personal enemies - in a high-level career with questionable ties.
[Canadian author]. MP Clayton Greene discovers that something fishy is happening to the waters of British Columbia. A faction of high government officials are secretly allowing water exports from Canada to the U.S. Vast amounts of money are appearing in a Carribean bank account in the Prime Minister's name. In his pursuit to uncover the corruption, he finds unlikely allies - a Toronto banker, a Dene elder, and the Governor-General of Canada.
Pulitzer-winning journalist McLeod Delaney gets her first course in crime when she discovers, while teaching a writing course, that Princeton University English professors are being targeted by an intellectual with a grudge.
From the author of SIBERIAN LIGHT. When his best friend is shot down by the Mafia on a dark Moscow street, Siberian delegate Gregori Nowek sets out to find who ordered the hit. To do so he must recover the vast cache of diamonds that disappeared between Siberia's mines and Moscow's vaults.
The slaying of Boulder's DA makes clinical psychologist Alan Gregory uneasy: Gregory's wife worked for the dead man. But the body is just the first in a story of crime and punishment, tragedy and retribution - and of human beings caught in forces beyond their control - forces sometimes within themselves. Recommended.
From the author of A GATHERING OF SPIES. 1940: England is desperate to know when Hitler will make his move toward France. Sleeper agent Eva Bernhardt comes into possession of some vital information and makes a run for it.
A stolen BMW is recovered with a stash of cocaine, lurid photos, and a charred, dismembered body. Dallas Metro Detective Ham Benno soon connects the victim to a secret circle of family depravity and sexual indiscretion - a mother and daughter who blur the lines between predator and prey.
Lori Shepherd returns from a trip to America to her idyllic English village of Finch to the news that the first murder in more than a century occurred with the death of Prunella "Pruneface" Hooper. Lori sets out to solve the murder with the help of the ghostly Aunt Dimity.
Fleeing a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a temporary post as a supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park. Here is where the Lincoln conspirators were held during and after the Civil War. When a boat mysteriously explodes and body parts are discovered, Anna finds crimes of the past and present closing in on her.
Anna Pigeon discovers a dead body at historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway and now a tourist spot. It seems the deceased is the brother of Raymond Barnette, a local undertaker and candidate for sheriff, who wants this kept quiet.
Carsley's beatific new curate, Triston Delon, seems to have taken a special interest in Agatha, but despite his charms, there's something odd about him. When he's found dead in the vicar's study, it's up to Agatha and John to investigate.
Lochdubh's local reporter and astrologer Elspeth Grant comes to Hamish MacBeth to inform him that three citizens of nearby Stoyre have inexplicably left their village and moved to Lochdubh. What is killing the village of Stoyre? It is not without difficulty that Hamish discovers that a sunken World War I German ship and its cargo of gold bullion may be playing a part.
Five shots ring out at the charming little cabin in the isolated Pennsylvania woods. Dave and Jill Wade's perfect honeymoon is destroyed. Now all they feel is hate, and the overwhelming desire for revenge.
Constable Evan Evans and a psychic barmaid are on the trail of the missing director of the recently opened Sacred Grove New Age Center.
When Bernadette Kane investigates her sister's suspicious death, she falls into an erotically charged relationship with her sister's mysterious lover. He's rich, powerful and possibly guilty of murder. But has Bernadette stumbled upon the perfect plan to avenge her sister's death - or has she fallen into the same nightmarish trap?
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and feline sleuth Mrs. Murphy investigate the suspicious death of the owner of the local salvage yard amid the season's phalanx of spring cotillions and festivals.
San Francisco PD Homicide Inspector Kate Gillespie returns to investigate an apparent murder/suicide where the dead man may not be dead, the families of the deceased are hiding something, and blood-soaked threads reach into some very lofty places.
Hitchcock Sewell is up to his ears in murders, and the latest clue points to a Baltimore nightclub. There he meets a felonious artist, a Miles Davis-wannabe, an Ida Lupino lookalike, and one very irritated dance instructor. Put them all together and throw in a bag full of cash and an incriminating polaroid...
So many people have been searching for Patrick Mahoney in the 20 years since his disappearance that Brooklyn PI Moe Praeger doesn't expect to be successful. As his investigation proceeds, he finds himself looking for two Patricks: one a choir boy lookalike, the other described by those who knew him as "weird" and "strange". But why?
The murder-solving maid Charlotte La Rue springs into action when a client of her successful cleaning service becomes embroiled in a long-forgotten murder.
Holly Winter gets an offer she can't refuse: dog trainer to the Mob. Specifically , teaching an Elkhound to behave. The Elkhound belongs to a wiseguy who has killed so many people even the FBI's lost count.
Holly Winter uncovers the murder of a particularly vicious dog owner. That is, the golden retriever is vicious, attacking Rowdy, and the owner was just as nasty (pre-mortem).
First paperback publication of the Shamus Nominee. Elvis Cole looks for a 15-year-old girl's missing dad. As the search continues, it begins to look like the dad was a mover in the criminal underworld. Soon Elvis and his sidekick Joe Pike are pitted against counterfeiters on one hand and US marshals on the other. Recommended.
When the son of his long-time girlfriend Lucy Chenier goes missing, Elvis Cole's demons threaten to destroy the world he's built.
A vessel filled with illegal Chinese immigrants sinks offshore. Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme is brought in to track the human smuggler - known as "The Ghost" - who is responsible. They need to find him before he he can track down and murder the two families who survived the wreck and who can identify him. Recommended.
A whole new cast of dubious characters take the stage, all uniting on the Silver Stingray, Amtrak's newest express train, which is hosting a Murder Mystery Weekend no one will ever forget.
Prequel to FLORIDA ROADKILL. Jim Davenport anticipates the good life on Triggerfish Lane, but the area is not what it seems, what with its casual violence, homicidal hookers, and serial killer-cum-folklorist living across the street. Recommended.
Clive Landon is a junior SIS officer whose current job is to limit damage after the head of the Asian department commits suicide. The first surprise is that the dead spy had a publicity agent of the PLO in the family. He soon discovers that two Islamic terrorist organizations are attempting to blackmail one another and that somehow this is connected to 216 bottles of poisoned whiskey.
A series of interconnected stories that takes us into the drug world - a darkly comic vision of the world as one vast criminal network.
When a warehouse fire claims Seattle firefighter John Finney's partner and friend, Finney is blamed. Now, six months later, he attempts to find out what happened - was the fire truly an accident? And who is responsible for the smear campaign against him?
Jamie Swift runs the local newspaper in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina. Then her silent partner shows up to help his brother-in-law, a former wrestler running for mayor of Beaumont. Soon Jamie is running afoul of two assassins, a washed-up stripper, and an insane poacher.
As the new Chief of Staff to Governor Legrand Beckstead, Sam McKall is embroiled in controversy as a multibillion dollar deal to bring a nuclear waste dump to Utah's Pishue Indian reservation turns into a game of murder. After two "accidental deaths", Sam finds himself facing incriminating evidence and prison unless he finds the truth.
Assistant DA Alex Cooper looks into New York's exclusive museum society after the body of a young museum researcher is found in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus.
Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's annual Winter Carnival - and Hannah Swenson is set to bake up a a storm at her shop. But when she finds famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of her blueberry muffins, the police declare The Cookie Jar's kitchen crime scene off limits. Now Hannah's a baker without an oven - she can save her business only by finding the killer herself.
4 original stories and one novella.
Vincent Rubio is a Los Angeles private eye who is a velociraptor disguised as a human being. He has a dead partner, an addiction to basil and a hard time keeping his tail tucked away in his latex human suit. A routine arson investigation sends him to New York, the scene of his partner's suspicious death by runaway taxi. Recommended.
Lance goes looking for his old friend Rupe and finds that Rupe's employers, the Eurybia Shipping Company, want him tried for fraud. A Japanese businessman called Hashimoto claims that Rupe has stolen a document of huge importance, and an American private detective is demanding money for trying to trace on Rupe's behalf an American called Townley who was involved in a mysterious death near Glastonbury in 1963.
Medieval physician Kathryn Swinbrooke is drawn into an investigation when a sacred relic disappears and its owner, wealthy lord Sir Walter Maltravers, is found savagely murdered in a maze of hedges.
When a rambler stumbles over human remains in Stovey Woods off the old drovers' way, an unsolved case that's been nagging at Superintendent Markby for two decades is brought back to life. A new murder quickly follows - is it connected to the older crime?
Regency London: when the six-year old son of one of London society's most charming couples is kidnapped from their Berkeley Square home, the family is pulled into a maze of personal and political intrigue.
A former secret service agent battles the highest echelons of the government to avenge his son's murder.
A young public defender finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. The case could result in an enormous settlement - and make him the legal profession's newest king of torts.
When Eulalee McBridge confesses to murdering her husband, she asks Sarah Booth Delaney to dig up the dirt on the violent man to prove he got what he deserved. Sarah Booth suspects Eulalee is lying,but why? Zinnia, Mississippi, is full of suspects. But as Sarah Booth begins to piece the case together, a killer prepares to strike again.
When bodies start turning up in the queen's favorite garden mazes, she seeks the service of her band of amateur detectives, including her herbalist, her bodyguard, and William Cecil, her main advisor.
Pox. It is the one word that strikes terror into the heart of England's young monarch, Elizabeth I. Determined to lead her people into an enlightened age free of plague and poverty, the queen must take on her Royal College of Physicians and an enemy attempting to overturn the throne. As Elizabeth and her privy council investigate, the dreaded illness strikes the very heart of the realm.
DCI Pascoe, after three wrongful accusations, is determinated to leave no gravestone unturned to get the goods on the ex-con and aspiring academic Franny Roote. Wield and Bower each have their own projects. Over all this activity broods the huge form of DS Andy Dalziel.
Between a fishing tournament and a biker convention, Loon Lake is flooded with friendly visitors - and some unsavoury ones. Pretty soon Doc and Police Chief Ferris are spending less time catching bass and more time catching crooks.
Emily Andrew thinks she's getting a quiet vacation with her grandmother when she joins a senior citizens' tour of Switzerland. But when the tour organizer seems to suffer a fatal heart attack in the middle of the night and a woman falls to her death on an outing, Emily realizes that a murderer's afoot.
Canadian author. Dallas, November, 1963. Homicide detective Ray Duval is about to collide with history - with six months left to live, Duvall is trying to investigate the mysterious deaths of several young girls. But the President's assassination has sent shock-waves of panic throughout the city while the killer has kidnapped another girl. Duval sees a pattern, and unless he can break it, the girl will be dead in 48 hours.
On the brink of a month-long August vacation, Dr. Frederick Starks, a New York psychoanalyst, receives a mysterious, threatening letter. The unknown tormentor then lethally begins demonstrating the potential of his (or her) threats.
1920s England. Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell visit one of England's statliest homes to investigate murder steeped in family secrets. Haunted by scandalous rumours since the death of Gabriel Hughenfort during the Great War, the Hughenfort family has become the target of an elusive killer. Recommended.
The new Elvis Presley mystery. Having just finished shooting "Kissin' Cousins", Elvis must decide whether to keep making movies or go back to rock and roll. In the meantime, one of his Army buddies is wrongly convicted of murdering a beautiful starlet. To uncover the truth and help his friend, Elvis must dig deep into the real heart of Hollywood.
President Clay Dixon knows his best chance for reelection is his wife Kate. When her father is injured, Kate returns home to Minnesota. Assigned to protect her, Secret Service agent Bo Thorsen suspects her father's accident was a trap to lure her home. Soon both are caught in the web of deadly intrigue.
Both Professor Moriarity and Sherlock Holmes spring into action when they uncover assassination plots against both Queen Victoria and the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef. They must deal with both an Aryan brotherhood seeking to overthrow the major European regimes and a loose network of young British aristocrats engaged in informal counter-intelligence.
Boston PI Angela Matelli is called to the grounds of a prestigious Vermont college when an anthropology professor receives a voodoo doll and a chicken heart. He's also seen a recently deceased student wandering the campus grounds. Posing as a student, Angela learns more than she ever wanted to know about the living dead.
Sculptor Ros Marteau, drawn to the beautiful Celeste, is persuaded to choose her sister Leda as his next subject. When he finally meets Leda, he is stunned - she is, at once, the most beautiful and the most grotesque woman he has ever seen. Fascinated by her misshapen body and the incredible torment in her eyes, he accepts the challenge. But soon he is drawn deeper into their desperate world, and at length someone close to them is killed.
Archaeologist Nathan Lee Swift is coaxed by his mentor to steal an ancient vial of blood from Golgotha in Jerusalem. When the relic is opened, a 2000-year-old plague is unleashed. As the pestilence threatens to wipe out humanity, Nathan Lee must race with a desperate enemy to find a cure: the use of human lab rats cloned from blood from the Year Zero.
A plague of anonymous crank calls has the 87th Precinct desperately searching for the ruthless pranksters before the end of the month. Because if they don't beat the clock, the unidentified threats of murder and mayhem just might come true.
When an army officer is found dead in the small town of Hopewell, Virginia, his murder sets in motion a sequence of events that forever changes the life of Sheriff A. G. Farrell, whose investigation is hampered by a strangely hostile provost marshall and the slain officer's enigmatic widow.
Every night Lachlan Harriot goes through the papers of his wife Susie, a respected forensic scientist, looking for clues. She has been convicted of murdering a serial killer and unless he can come up with grounds for appeal she will receive a life sentence.
Winner of the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Best First Novel Awards. Mystery writer Tracy Eaton attends her sister-in-law's wedding where the bride is kidnapped. When her bickering in-laws refuse to call the police and insist on paying a ransom, Tracy uses her innate nosiness to get to the shocking truth and Eaton family secret.
Caterer Faith Fairchild, the wife of a small-town minister, agrees to take a job teaching a cooking course at posh Mansfield Academy because of an African-American student who's been targeted in vicious racial attacks. But Faith finds a seething cauldron of secrets simmering at Mansfield, which soon leads to murder.
Attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana must interrupt their idyllic vacation in the Florida Keys when a dangerously unbalanced former client of Anthony's is suspected of a local murder and then attempts suicide.
When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. They begin to suspect the killer may be an ex-cop, but nothing could prepare them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
Boston, 1865, is the setting for a series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno. An elite group of scholars, led by Oliver Wendell Holmes and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, attempt to solve the mystery.
The death of a junior diplomat throws suspicion on the beautiful Egyptian Ayesha Zakhari and on a senior cabinet minister, rumoured to be Ayesha's lover. Political influence is exerted on Thomas Pitt to keep the minister out of it. At first this does not seem as if it will conflict with solving the crime, but hope grows dim as his investigation reaches from the Egyptian cotton fields to Manchester cotton mills to the notorious London slum called Seven Dials.
Thomas Pitt has been forced to give up his holiday to monitor the bitter struggle between the Liberals and the Tories for one crucial London seat in Parliament. The Tory candidate is Charles Voisey, Pitt's nemesis in THE WHITECHAPEL CONSPIRACY. And the Liberal candidate was an attendee at a late-night seance that ended in murder.
When a White House agent is murdered, another agent fears he's being framed. He has the motive: to hide his affair with the First Lady. And someone has the photos to prove it. To clear his name, he must infiltrate the President's most powerful circles of defense, outguess a killer's next move - and trust no one.
A series of vicious stabbings are somehow connected to an obsessive young woman who is beginning to be visited by the ghost of her boyfriend, recently killed in a train crash. Also involved are a gay Conserative MP who marries a childhood friend to avoid being outed, a radio talk-show host whose life is threatened by an eating disorder, and the first black policeman in the UK to rise to the rank of sergeant.
At 92 years of age, poetess and Martha's Vineyard native Victoria Trumbull is about to take on a new vocation - solving murders. She hears a scream near her home and soon discovers a body on the outgoing tide. Despite interruptions from her granddaughter Elizabeth, the harbormaster Domingo, and a swarm of island locals, Victoria hatches a scheme to catch the killer.
As Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt settle in the White House in 1933, chaos erupts when the body of a White House police officer is found outside the President's bedroom door. Eleanor uncovers numerous suspicious characters and motives, but can she stop a killer before he makes an attempt on FDR's life?
While trying three defendants for robbery, a veteran female district attorney learns that one of them was developmentally disabled and was possibly exploited by his crime partners. Then the young man disappears. In seeking to learn the truth she becomes entangled with his attractive attorney.
Journalist Alex Bernier is working on the story of a legion of activists who have besieged Boston University to protest research on genetically altered food. Then, when charismatic plant-science professor Kate Barnett is found beaten to death in her lab, the activists are the prime suspsects. But is the case really so open and shut?
The writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to see a man standing there, leafing through his research, and said "Who the hell are you?" In response, the man shot him.
[BC author]. A vengeful ex-con cuts DCI Neil Paget's throat, leaving DS Tregalles and the rest of the Broadminster precinct on their own.
Gold Dagger winner! Literary mystery, set in ancient Athens, revolving around two intertwined riddles. When one of the students at Plato's Academy is found dead, his teacher asks the famous "Decipherer of Enigmas", Herakles to determine if the death was truly accidental. The second riddle is unfolded in the footnotes by the translator.
Young mother and widow Rose Larrabee finds a simple, homemade valentine in her mailbox, unsigned. The red heart has special significance, a link to a secret she shares with two other women, a secret that has just gotten one of them murdered. Now as more heart-shaped gifts begin to arrive, Rose is determined to protect her family from the unseen threat.
Why would a family not grieve the death of a relative - in this case, a prominent judge? Victim advocate Chloe Newcombe doesn't have a clue - yet. Her reporter friend Nate disappears while investigating the case, so Chloe looks into it herself and discovers Nate has a dark secret of his own.
Eddie starts stealing cars long before he's old enough to get a license. But it's only after a stint in prison that he discovers his true calling - Eddie is the perfect getaway driver.
The 4th Claire Reynier mystery. When Isabel Santos finds a document hidden for hundreds of years under the floor of her adobe house, archivist Clair Reynier thinks it could be the last words of a Jewish mystic condemned to death by the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City. But before she can authenticate the document, it disappears - and tragedy hits the Santos family.
FBI agent Kelda James is troubled by having shot someone to save another life. Tom Clone served 13 years on Colorado's Death Row, until Kelda dug up the evidence that set him free. Both of them are patients of psychologist Alan Gregory and both of them are telling him their innermost secrets. He begins to piece together the truth about two unsolved violent deaths of vulnerable women.
New Orleans, 1927. Creole Aristocrat Charles St. Claire is found murdered, his throat slashed with a cane knife. Police discover his wife, Hollywood sex goddess Remy Lelourie, next to the body drenched in blood. Chief Investigator Daman Rourke wants to believe Remy is innocent, but nonetheless pursues the trail of death and betrayal down the back alleys and roaring jazz haunts of the French Quarter.
The unflappable Stone Barrington flies to London to see a client he's never met - and comes face to face with two, possibly three, murders and the affectionate attentions of two former lovers. And when the intelligence services of three countries become involved, he can only hang on for a wild ride.
Margot returns to her well-to-do family in England and finds her Aunt Chloe on tiral - accused of murdering her twin sister. But when another body turns up while Chloe is locked up, that means another murderer is lurking about. Margot decides it's up to her to investigate.
Sam Turner finishes a case in Nottingham and returns to York to find the police waiting for him. Apparently two of his ex-wives have been murdered. Out on bail he rushes to Oslo, hoping to prevent the murder of still another ex-wife. Unfortunately he arrives too late and now he is really on the run.
Shanghai, 1926. Richard Field, seconded to the police force, is given a brutal crime scene. A young White Russian woman, Lena Orlov, lies spreadeagled on her bed, sadistically murdered. His investigation leads him beneath the glittering world of the expatriates to a place where everything has its price and truth seems certain to be a fatal commodity.
Having coffee with a famous footballer would be the highlight of the year for many people. Not so for PI Billy Rucker. Only hours after meeting Jack Draper - "Super Jack" to his adoring fans, Billy finds himself standing over the brutalized body of a girl called Alison, once Jack Draper's mistress.
A killing spree breaks out at the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament held on the fairways of Georgia's exclusive Augusta National Golf Club. Pro golfer Connor Cross is drawn into the intrigue and in the company of an alluring female cop faces his greatest hazard ever.
Algonquin Bay detective John Cardinal (of FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW) investigates when the corpse of an American tourist is found half-eaten by bears. He must band together with former nemesis Corporal Malcolm Musgrave of the RCMP to dig more deeply into the seemingly small-town murder.
St. Petersburg, 1917: the eve of revolution. Sandro Ruszky, Chief Investigator of the city police, finds himself investigating the murders of a young couple out on the ice of the frozen river Neva. The dead girl was a nanny at the Imperial Palace, the man an American from Chicago.
Bracketts, an Elizabethan house near the town of Fethering and home to a celebrated poet, is about to be made a museum and shrine. However, a human skeleton is found buried in the kitchen garden. Board member Carole and her friend Jude will have to sort out a host of rivalries and jealousies if they are to successfully solve the case.
Everyone in Crozet, Virginia, attends the local basketball games - which makes for a lot of suspects when a well-liked local builder suddenly drops dead in the parking lot, right in front of Harry and Tee Tucker, Pewter, and Mrs. Murphy.
The fiery deaths of two doctors turn up the heat for New York fire marshal Georgia Skeehan. And when evidence surfaces indicating that there is an arsonist - and a murderer - within the FDNY, Georgia faces blasts of betrayal from every direction.
Seattle's Ballard area is the beat for officers Grace Stevens and Katherine Murphy - and the scene of a sadistic murder. Enlisted by the Sex Crimes Unit, Grace and Katherine are charting darker territory than ever before - and discovering, first hand, the evil that men do.
Will Klein has a past he'd rather forget. But then that past begins to surface again, and his girlfriend mysteriously disappears. Soon Will is tangled in a mystery, where everybody is harbouring dark secrets, and the truth he uncovers could be worse than anything he ever imagined. Recommended.
Libby, a former flame of undertaker Hitch Sewell, has returned to town with her two children, but minus one husband and one nanny. Libby's husband has been accounted for - she left him back in Annapolis. The nanny, however, is truly missing.
In South Carolina a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Mariane Larousse, a daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody in his right mind wants to touch - a case deeply rooted in ancient evil - a case that will catapult Detective Charlie Parker into a living nightmare.
When the accidental discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into violent conflict with a group of zealots intent upon tracking down a relic linking them to the slaughter. Recommended.
The bones of a 12-year-old boy are found scattered in a remote canyon in the Hollywood Hills. For Harry Bosch, the City of Angels becomes the City of Bones. The case awakens police and political machinations, delves into a family's dark history, and opens up Bosch's own childhood memories.
Detective Sergeant Kate Power has gained promotion - but there's no job to be promoted into - so she is sent off to Devon to act in an undercover job.
Caterer Goldy Schulz discovers that mixing haute cuisine with haut monde can prove deliciously deadly: she is asked to cater an event for the overprivileged "Elite Shoppers" of Westside Mall. She is distracted, however, by the work of a psychopath.
Assigned to the Union Army's Southern headquarters on Hilton Head Island, Clara Barton soon finds herself propelled toward a confrontation with a psychopath possessed of a mind as brilliant as it is depraved.
At a prestigious music school in New York City, a brutal killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes police have him surrounded, but when they break down the door the room is empty. Now master criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his beautiful protege Amelia Sachs are on the case, and they must see beyond the smoke and mirrors before the "vanished man" strikes again.
Torrey hires a teenage carpenter to make some repairs to her Ballynagh cottage. But when the boy's mother - a widowed heiress - is the target of a blackmail attempt that leads to murder, Torrey is determined to find the truth.
London, 1923: the dauntless Daisy finds herself exhuming a murderer who is hiding among the bones at London's esteemed Natural History Museum.
Desiree Shapiro hosts a bridal shower for her niece. But just a couple bites into the first course, the groom's aunt keels over. Now the plump P.I. must sift through all the suspects, all of whom have reason to wish the husband-stealing Bobbie dead.
A group of Seattle firefighters respond to a freeway accident. Two trucks have collided on the icy pavement. Soon the spill is cleaned up, the rigs are cleared and the highway reopens. But six months later the firefighters who were at the scene begin to succumb to mysterious accidents and ailments. Jim Swope wakes up with the first strange symptom. He has a disease that will kill its victims in a week. He has that long to find out how he and the others were poisoned and to discover an antidote - if one exists.
Kansas City trial attorney Lou Mason is hired to defend his friend, former cop Wilson "Blues" Bluestone, accused of murdering a local lawyer and political fixer. Digging deep into the case, Mason unearths the kind of secrets that someone will do anything to keep.
Thumps Dreadful Water is a Cherokee ex-cop who is trying to make a living as a photographer in the small town of Chinook. Then he photographs a dead body in a just-completed luxury condo resort built by the local Indian band.
Innsbruck, 1204: Jester Theophilus recounts to his wife Claudia a story of his adventures during the Third Crusade. He and the Scarlet Dwarf, his superior in the Guild of Fools, were involved in political intrigue and murder in Tyre in 1191 as Richard the Lionhearted was making his push toward Saladin's Jerusalem.
London, 1852. In the shadow of the great St. Giles Rookery fallen women attract perfumed West End dandies in a vicious circle of venality, vanity and vice. Correspondent Edmund Whitty believes he has handed the hangman the man responsible for a series of prostitute murders. It is with horror he discovers that despite the arrest of one William Ryan, the killings are continuing.
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is hired by a reclusive billionaire to purchase an obscure Etruscan sculpture. But the land of old Tuscany hides danger behind its charm, as Lara finds out when she discovers a prominent collector buried in his own Etruscan tomb.
To celebrate an April Fool's Day appearance by the island's most famous mystery author, Death on Demand Bookstore owner Annie Darling creates a unique promotion that embarassingly backfires, thanks to an interfering prankster.
Lisa Hanely has cheated death. Shot seven times, twice in the head, she should be lying on a slab in the morgue. But survive she did, and now her family want revenge - not only for the attempted murder, but also for the theft of the cash she was carrying. Detective Louis knows this attempted murder has all the markings of a gang-land killing, and he knows there will be reprisals.
Ellie Quicke returns home from her Christmas holidays to a scandal. Her good friend, the vicar, is dismissed and transferred amidst rumours that he was having an affair with Nora, the plain but talented organist. The scandal becomes too much for Nora and she commits suicide. Ellie decides to get involved.
Leaphorn's retirement does not prevent him from seeking clues to a series of killings surrounding a lost gold mine known as the Golden Calf. Meanwhile, officer Bernie Manuelito is working hard on the case, despite the obstacles presented by her deeply ingrained beliefs in Dineh traditions.
Twice Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found himself in the role of real-life sleuth. His documented investigations - one featured in the pages of the London Daily Telegraph, and the other privately published as a book in 1912 - are now available in one volume.
To improve his image, Chicago mogul and Chilean expatriate Louie Dolores brings an exhibit of Chinchorro mummies to his skyscraper. But when a "mummy" is reported moving around and Dolores is killed, Jeremy Ransom and Emily Charters investigate.
American vampire Simon Kirby-Jones has settled in the quaint English village of Snupperton Mumsley. A new drug has relieved him of the strains of bloodsucking and sun damage. He is under no constraints, therefore, when the strangulation of a mean-spirited postmistress (who had written a play detailing the sordid lives of the villagers) results in a wealth of suspects - and a missing script.
Adam Dalgliesh investigates when the grotesquely mutilated corpse of a famous mystery writer is found in a floating dinghy.
Chicago's cutthroat Hit Time Records loses its head honcho Fab Weaver to murder, and suspicion falls on struggling blues guitarist Jimmy Flamingo. African-American TV journalist Gerogia Barnett and her spirited twin sister Peaches attempt to exonerate Jimmy by uncovering the elaborate scheme behind the murder.
Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor, is working on a reconstruction job for a powerful senator. Unwittingly she becomes entangled in a terrifying conspiracy that could destroy many lives - beginning with her own family. All she holds dear will spin out of control as Eve uncovers the deadly secret buried beneath a body of lies.
A former cop, Jack Field is now a dog trainer. He has abandoned New York to run a canine kennel in the Maine woods. However, murder seems to hound Field wherever he goes.
Married naval lieutenant commanders Alan Craik and Rose Siciliano live for the next risk, as well as each other. When Alan's posting to the CIA spy school is suddenly cancelled, along with Rose's astronaut training program, they are devastated. Somehow they have been implicated in the CIA's hunt for a traitor code-named "Top Hook" - and now their only chance is to uncover his treacherous scheme themselves.
Since Allen Carmichael returned from Vietnam he's worked rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. His last case is a 12-year-old boy named Jamie who claims his father is going to kill him. But after Allen gets Jamie away, a small plane piloted by the boy's father crashes, leaving debris but no body. Allen must determine whether Jamie's father is dead or alive. Then the question begins to arise whether the father was really the enemy after all.
Former cop Phil Broker owes his life to wealthy Hank Sommer, who is in a coma because of a "freak" mishap. Broker suspects foul play. HIs search for justice takes him out on the coldest night in Minnesota history, where he's forced to fight for his survival.
Although a terrorist group claims responsibility for the bomb-blast in Paris's Pasteur Institute, many in the intelligence community suspect that the world's top computer scientist, reputedly working on a molecular computer, and now kidnapped, may have been the real target.
Amanda Jaffe (of WILD JUSTICE) is representing the alleged murderer of a U. S. senator just days before the victim was to become his party's Presidential nominee. Her client claims to have information linking the senator to a mysterious circle of high-ranking judges, public officials and South American drug lords. Recommended.
Antiques dealer Rei Shimura's work in San Francisco on her family's experience related to a century of Japanese decorative arts turns out to be connected to her boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glenndinning's class action suit on behalf of Asian nationals forced to labour for Japanese companies during World War II. They discover the connection after one of Hugh's clients is murdered.
Still recovering from violent past cases, pianist Evan Horne takes some gigs in Amsterdam, where the old jazz clubs are alive and well. There he finds himself reliving the last days of the legendary blues trumpeter Chet Baker, who died under mysterious circumstances.
The passengers of Meridian Flight 6 have been pushed to the edge. When Captain Knight makes a forced emergency landing in war-torn Nigeria, violence erupts as the enraged passengers attempt the first-ever commercial airline mutiny.
Wales is supposed to be a rest cure, a chance to exorcise the demons of injury, guilt and betrayal. But before London firefighter Steve Jay has even reached the remote clinic, he has had to deal with a house fire and a clear case of murder.
When a New Age centre attracts bad energy (the centre's owner, a former dot-com tycoon, is murdered), Feng Shui expert Salome Waterhouse must redirect her ch'i - and find the lines that lead to murder.
Prince Eddy, heir to the throne until his purported death in 1892, has been living secretly in Scotland's Glamis castle under an assumed name. But now he's missing. Charles Sheridan and his American wife Kate must find Eddy and clear his name - while keeping his true identity secret.
At Britain's most notorious prison, Lord Charles Sheridan, his clever American wife Kate, and his acquaintance Arthur Conan Doyle, must determine why one of its most famous inmates confessed to a crime he clearly didn't commit.
Thirty years ago a revolutionary group calling itself the Dread Scott Brigade held up the Old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. A bystander, a woman named Emily Gordon, was shot and killed. Thirty years later Spenser is asked by Emily's daughter to find those responsible.
51-year-old Nathan Smith is found with a bullet in his head. His young wife Mary is charged with the murder. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. Spenser is hired to find a defense for her but is running up against walls until a young woman, recently fired from her position at Smith's bank, turns up dead.
Merci Rayborn, the Orange County detective of RED LIGHT and BLUE HOUR, returns for another cat-and-mouse game with murder, love and betrayal. A beautiful young woman is dead in the bathroom of her home. Her husband - a promising young cop named Archie Wildcraft - is shot in the head, but is still alive. It looks like a murder-suicide, but Merci thinks there is more to the story. Recommended.
When a pillar of Victorian Boston is found dead following a seance held at the home of a most celebrated spiritualist, Caroline Ames, who was seated next to the victim, may hold the key to the crime.
A Washington D. C. drug lord is facing the death penalty, fighting for his life in court while a war wages for control of his territory. Derek Strange is working as an investigator for the accused's legal team, uncertain of his moral position. Even so, he locates a woman whose testimony can forestall execution for his client.
Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are hired to find a 14 year old white girl from the suburbs who has run away from home and is now working as a prostitute. The two ex-cops think they know D.C.'s dangers, but nothing has prepared them for Worldwide Wilson, the pimp whose territory they intrude upon. Recommended.
The new Lieutenant Eve Dallas romantic suspense thriller.
When the troops depart Rome for the new war against the Parthians, the Tribune Atreius, leader of the opposition, shrieks an ancient and terrible curse over the crowd. When Atreius is murdered soon after, Decius Cecilus Metellus, solver of mysteries, has the ugly task of finding the killer.
Preparations for the religious celebrations for the Emperor's birthday are brought to an abrupt halt when the murdered body of a visiting ambassador from Rome is discovered in the temple of the imperial cult and once again Libertus is called upon to investigate.
Framed for the murder of a millionaire banker, Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon, will have to fight for his life - against an assassin he himself helped train.
When the crash of a Stealth fighter on a New Mexico reservation coincides with the disappearance of a young Navajo woman, psychologist Ben Pecos is on a sinsiter trail leading him into the world of military cover-ups, UFOs and aliens.
In an unthinkable act of violence, someone has made the Seattle Family Services Center the target of their rage. Now nearly 200 people are dead and Naval Officer Dean Latham has been arrested. Attorney Dana McAuliffe must construct a defense for the most hated man in America. Within a fever-pitch debate about abortion McAuliffe attempts to defend a man whose acquittal, by all accounts, will take a miracle.
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Rachel Porter heads to Georgia's coastal swampland, where she's determined to shut down an illegal manatee park. However, when both manatees and people die for unknown reasons, Rachel must enter a toxic zone for answers.
Clare Fergusson has spent time as an army helicopter pilot, but now she is an Episcopal minister, newly arrived in the small upstate New York town of Miller Falls. When a newborn is abandoned and a young mother is murdered on a cold, snowy night, Clare must pick her way through the secrets that shadow the town. Recommended.
When a high society murder-suicide leaves a young boy in a coma, the lives of two women are turned upside down by a series of ethical paradoxes that culminates in an offer one of them cannot refuse: Lt. Anne Shannon, a mother who has lost a child herself; and Susan Shaw, a high-powered bureaucrat with whom the suicide has had crucial professional dealings. Together they piece together the circumstances of the crime, slowly learning that they are both pawns and players in a surprising endgame.
Retired Wisconsin lawman Pennington takes us back to the summer of 1960 when, as a young sheriff's deputy in Kickapoo Falls, he discovers Maggie and her husband, stark naked and shot to death, lying in a mysterious crop circle in the middle of a wheat field.
Turn of the century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy discover how the squalour of the streets can breed madness and murder. Sarah volunteers at a mission on Mulberry Bend that is a refuge for girls who may otherwise sell their only thing of value - themselves. Whe one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah investigates.
Responding to a summons from Brother Botulf, Fiedlma and Eadulf battle the winter storms to reach Aldred's Abbey, only to discover their friend dead - killed by an unknown hand. Moreover, the abbey is haunted by the ghost of a young woman - a woman some say bears a startling resemblance to the Abbot Cild's dead wife.
Criminals on the run is the subject of this original collection of short stories from the members of the Adams Round Table. Block, Clark, Cohen, Davis, Friedman, Harrington, Kelman, Murphy, Scott, Straub and Strieber are included.
Gold Dagger shortlisted. Fraud, insanity and secrets: in Victorian England an orphan girl is sent to a country estate to work for - and ultimately woo - its young heiress, on half of a mysterious benefactor known as Gentleman.
Francis Meehan, a career thief staring at life without parole, is awaiting sentencing at the Manhattan Correctional Center when a man makes him an offer he could not refuse. A Presidential re-election campaign is in need of a little professional help. So they "outsource" Meehan, in return for a walk from all pending criminal charges, of couse. All he has to do is steal a compromising video tape of the President. A shrewd burglar, Meehan bites and shows just how easy Watergate would have been had they left it to professionals. Recommended.
Barrister Frankie Richmond finds herself knowing far more about the Birmingham underworld - and the leather sofa business - than is sensible, after agreeing to help a murder defendant prove his innocence. Add a spot of breaking and entering, joy riding and bullet dodging, and Frankie needs to find the real murderer fast - if there's been a murder at all!
Estate agent Susan Trent, in her sixties, lives in terror of her semi-employed abusive, middle-aged son. Her neighbours and friends note the cuts and bruises and wonder why she doesn't bar him from the house. Then a stranger comes to lodge in the village and his arrival triggers a series of events that eventually reveal why Susan has been so protective of her son.