hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Ex-Houston lawyer China Bayles moves to Pecan Springs, Texas and opens an herb shop. When one of her friends apparently commits suicide, she and the flamboyant New Age devotee Ruby take a suspicious look at the town's citizenry.
When a small town newspaper reporter breaks her neck in the middle of the night, it appears to be an accident. But Detective Justin Westwood suspects murder. He is determined to unravel the puzzle but finds that everyone - the cops, the FBI, and one of the strangest professional killing teams ever seen, seem to be one step ahead of him, disposing of witnesses, and setting him up for the fall.
Unemployed geologist Em Hansen is given, by a museum, the job of investigating a painting purportedly by famous Western artist Frederick Remington. Her attempts to authenticate the painting take her across the country and onto the trail of a murderer.
In 1948, Tom Sedley's sister was brutally murdered near their home. Marcus Warwick was a neighbor and best friend but they drifted apart and did not trust each other. Years later Tom discovers his sister's secret diary and the events of 1948 allow Tom to seek final justice for his sister's murder.
African-American reporter Alex Powell finds her boss dead at a black journalists' conference. Her investigation into who killed him draws the assistance of fellow journalist and old friend Paul Butler. The trail leads them from California to D.C., New York, and the competitive social whirl of Martha's Vineyard - and into a relationship well beyond "friend."
First the townspeople of Lochdubh begin receiving poison pen letters, then the postmistress is found hanging from a rope with a poison pen letter at her feet. Hamish does not believe it to be a suicide.
Laura Cardinal, a detective with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, is called to a crime scene in the town of Bisbee. The body of a teenage girl has been discovered - bearing all the signs of a serial sexual predator and calling to mind the murder of Laura's schoolmate 18 years earlier.
It's almost time for the gala ground-breaking of the Pickax bookstore when a man's body is discovered on James Qwilleran's property. He and his cats KoKo and Yum Yum go to work.
In 1978, young reporter, Irene Kelly, covers a ground breaking of a new shopping center. A buried car with human remains is found. This is linked to a case investigated by Conn O'Connor, Irene's mentor in 1958. Old cases are resurrected with forensic science and new dangers arise. Irene pursues a story that may end her career and even her life.
At a dinner benefit for the yoga institute founder, Swami Schwartz, Swami sips a spiked double espresso and keels over dead. Now Kate must sort through suspects - including a shady business partner and a pretty yoga student - who may have shared more than a lotus-position with the yogi.
There's a bad case of spring-cleaning fever going around the New Orlean's garden district. Charlotte LaRue, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Maid for a Day is plenty busy, especially when a simple housecleaning job ends in a grim discovery of human bones in a broken urn --things start to get real dirty real fast.
Dog trainer Holly Winter's plans to marry veterinarian Steve Delaney are interrupted by a series of murders of female dog lovers with too many connections to Holly. Is she next?
All the details you were missing about Cornwell's life, writing accomplishments and forensic expertise, with chronologies, synopses and settings for her books. Connections are made between the events of her life and episodes in her fiction.
Boston lawyer Brady Coyne is back at Martha's Vineyard to try and catch up with an elusive young woman. His fellow sleuth J.W. Jackson has been hired as a body-guard for the singer Evangeline. Both Brady's and J.W.'s quests are linked to a charismatic religious leader who has a summer temple on the Vineyard. They perceive a monstrous plot and come face to face with killers who must be stopped.
Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away.
A rising star at a prestigious African-American law firm must defend an LA cop who shot and killed his lover - and confessed to it. The case seems impossible to win - until two more cops kill their spouses in cold blood, raising suspicions of a bizarre and deadly cover-up.
Something almost destroyed Rachel's perfect life, something she's kept quiet since the long summer 15 years ago that plunged her into an abyss of self-destruction. No one knows about that summer except her childhood friend Sophie. And when Sophie unexpectedly reappears, everything starts to slip again, threatened by those events hidden in the past.
313 AD: the emperor Constantine has invited two feuding Christian camps to debate their views in front of him at the Villa Pulchra outside Rome. But then representatives from both sides are murdered, the villa is secretly attacked, and a holy relic stolen. Constantine's mother Helena calls in the help of her secret agent, Claudia, to track down the assassins and unmask their crimes.
Psychopathic serial killer Serge Storm is obsessed with finding out how his grandfather, a small time bookmaker, died. Was he invovled in the Murph the Surf gem heist? A dozen large diamonds are still missing.
Mild-mannered detective Edward Newson is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, while comprehensively failing to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. Meanwhile a school reunion is planned via the internet, and old feuds and passions begin to burn hot again.
Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper investigates after workers discover an entombed human skeleton behind a brick wall in a nineteenth-century brownstone where Edgar Allan Poe once lived. Her search for a criminal who has escalated his crimes to murder has led her to the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. The Gardens librarian presides over a group of scholars devoted to the study of Poe. Exploring Poe's life for clues, Alex will cross paths with the killer.
Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is working on a difficult case and her client has something to hide. Meanwhile, her colleague, Detective Mike Chapman is investigating the murder of an 82 year-old woman in Harlem.
Adam Cassidy, low level employee of a high-tech corporation, hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he is charged with a crime. He is forced to become a spy in his company's chief competitor. He becomes a real star there, with all the perks. But how can he escape his controllers? Recommended.
Dame Frevisse must decide where her loyalties lie - to truth or to England's peace - after she is drawn into intrigue by a widow who was kidnapped, defamed and imprisoned in a nunnery by her late husband's ambitious relatives.
After medium Emerald O'Brien literally stumbles across the body of her friend's best buddy, the police blame the death on a cougar attack. But Emerald senses something else wandering the forest - a killer of a more human kind.
Now in one volume: the first two mysteries featuring Vince Rubio, the LA velociraptor PI who is forced to disguise himself as a human.
Annie Custer is the perfect working wife and mom. Everything is chaos on the domestic front and Annie is now suspected of stealing a quarter of a million dollars of stock certificates.
Actor Tony Flood's estranged wife Jenny now lives with wealthy entrepreneur Roger Colborn. He somehow becomes involved in the mysterious and dangerous conflict between Colborn and Derek Oswin. Oswin's father worked in a plastics factory owned by Colborn's father and contracted cancer as a result.
Attorney Lou Mason looks into the circumstances of a 15-year old murder that sent one man to death row on the testimony of another. Lou discovers that four of the jurors on the original case died violently - while the rest have disappeared. It becomes clear that someone will do whatever it takes - from making death threats to carrying them out - to stop Mason in his tracks.
Juno McKay suspects that the disappearance of her friend, Christine Webb, is linked to a lecture that Christine gave at Penrose College. In the lecture some little-known details were revealed about the Penrose family, the power and influential family whose name the college bears. Juno is determined to find out what has happened.
Jacobia Tiptree has hired Bella Diamond to keep her house and her teenage son Sam in tip-top shape while she works on rebuilding her front porch. But then Bella confides to Jake that she's been receiving death threats. Rather than lose her housekeeper, Jake must find out who is frightening her.
The CIA pressures an outgoing President into granting a pardon to jailed Washington power broker Joel Backman. The CIA relocates Backman into a new name, identity and home in Italy, hoping to learn if he has obtained secrets that compromise a satellite surveillance system. Eventually the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, Russians, Chinese and Saudis and sit back to watch.
A wealthy oilman plunges 10 storeyss to his death from a hotel room balcony and Miami detective Jimmy Paz is on the case. His only suspect, Emmylou Dideroff, is an eerily pious woman who claims to commune with saints. Could she be guilty of such a brutal murder or is she legally insane? Police psychologist Lorna Wise must determine which. When people associated with Emmylou start turning up dead, Paz and Wise begin to suspect that there's something much larger at stake.
Australian author. A serial killer taunts police by leaving behind gruesome pieces of his victims. DS John Maiden gets the case.
Patrol woman Charlotte Monroe tracks a charismatic outlaw into the Great Smoky Mountains after her deeply troubled teenage daughter joins him. There she finds the beating heart of a 150 year old feud.
Missouri florist Bretta Solomon's 5th case has her looking into the death of a greenhouse employee found dead in the middle of a beautiful garden.
Eleanor of Aquitaine sends her ward Alais, sister to the King of France, to retrieve a cache of letters hidden in Canterbury Cathedral. Alais is abducted before she can complete her mission and will require the help of the Knights Templar.
Rumours of saddlebags stuffed with Confederate gold has Maggody abuzz when a band of Civil War reenactors descends on the town. But then one of them is killed with a musket ball, leaving Arly Hanks a mystery where a disgruntled ghost is the prime murder suspect.
A troubled member of her thriving upscale fitness club fixates on Blair Mallory, imitating her style and dress. When the lookalike is shot dead, media attention pushes Blair into the spotlight. Then, when she begins to receive mounting threats, police lieutenant Wyatt Bloodsworth takes notice: was the murder a case of mistaken identity?
After their gruelling journeys to Galicia and thence to Scilly, Baldwin and and Simon are back on the English mainland. But they haven't even reached their homes before they have a new case.
Walt Longmire, Sheriff for Absaroka County in Wyoming, investigates the shooting death of Cody Pritchard. It looks like a hunting accident, but Cody was one of four high school boys convicted of raping a young Cheyenne girl with fetal alchohol syndrome and left off with a suspended sentence. Will the other three meet with similar accidents?
Ex-litigator Kendra Ballantyne becomes a freelance Hollywood pet-sitter. But when her clients start getting knocked off one by one, she looks into why, aided by sexy detective Jeff Hubbard.
Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor is given the case of a drive-by that leaves four victims in a dance club parking lot. Days later, one still remains a Jane Doe. Following her instincts Petra descends into a world of travelling grifters and bloodthirsty killers to learn the truth.
Gillian Adams is in London when an old friend is found dead. When she learns that the woman's daughter is also pursued by a stalker, Gillian becomes enmeshed in a mystery of love and obsession.
Sequel to DEPARTMENT THIRTY. Eric Anthony's attempts to learn what happened to his parents takes him from Oklahoma's rugged terrain to Department Thirty, where U.S. Marshal Faith Kelly chases the mastermind behind a wave of domestic terror. The nexus where their solo quests meet will have explosive implications for them both -- and will place many more than just themselves in grave danger.
After the bloody battle of Shiloh, the beautiful wife of an important congressman and her twin sister are found shot in the heart, embalmed, and placed in the same coffin. Now Harrison Raines must discover what bound the sisters in such a bizarre death.
Wollie Shelley is dating 40 men in 60 days as research for an upcoming book by author/radio personality Dr. Cookie Lahven when she stumbles over a dead body and is momentarily taken hostage by a charismatic "doctor" on the run from the Mob. Wollie fears her schizophrenic brother, an inmate at a state-run mental hospital, may be involved with the murder, and so she decides to solve the crime on her own.
Greeting card artist Wollie Shelley reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on the reality television show "Biological Clock", where six eligible singles date each other and the audience votes on which couple would make the best parents. Meanwhile she learns that her friend Annika has disappeared and the detective assigned to the case seems more interested in dating Wollie than in finding her friend. Soon Wollie finds herself in the middle of an FBI investigation into an international drug cartel, stalked by an assortment of threatening characters, including her fellow television" contestants, who will stop at nothing to beat the clock.
When her daughter is found drowned in a Manchester canal, charity worker Ruth is unwilling to accept the verdict of alcoholic overindulgence. She turns to Dave Cunane. His tentative enquiries reveal a hidden world of vice behind the fashionable screen of Manchester's drinking scene.
Police commissario Guido Brunetti investigates when an American body is found floating in one of Venice's canals. His probings lands him in a toxic waste cover-up that involves the Mafia, the Russian government, and the US military.
Lawyer Dismas Hardy is finally on top; he's the fix-it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. The foundations of San Francisco's legal system are shaken to the core when Hardy's case twists and turns to a shocking conclusion.
Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky are embroiled in a high profile double homicide that begins in the upper echelons of San Francisco society where money and political influence collide. The arresting officer suspects Glitsky and Hardy of collusion, since the person charged turns out to be an old girlfriend of Hardy's, and Glitsky believes that someone else committed the crimes.
Attorney Paul Madriani must deal with a client who refuses to discuss his mysterious career as a soldier, prosecutors who stonewall him at every turn and ballistics evidence pointing to a crack marksman.
Since her husband's boating accident, 34 year old Alice Glendenning has struggled to maintain a normal life for her two children. To make ends meet, she takes up a job as a real estate agent. Things are tough for Alice, but they quickly become a nightmare when her children are not on the school bus one day. The kidnapper asks for a ransom identical to the amount due from the insurance claim. She wonders whether she can trust anyone in her fight for everything that is dear.
Lance Roman is everything Savannah has ever wanted in a man and so can't believe her luck when her friends surprise her with a special birthday treat: the opportunity to compete for Lance's affections on a reality TV show called "Man of My Dreams." But no sooner has Savannah started strutting her stuff than one of the show's producers, Tess Jarvis, turns up dead - tragically felled by a carton of Killer Fudge ice cream.
Dr. Carroll Monks is abducted by a paramilitary sociopath called Freeboot. All Monks knows is that he is brought into a strange "off-the-grid" community deep in the backwoods to look after Freeboot's gravely ill son. Freeboot refuses to take the boy to hospital. After Monks fashions a daring escape during a snowstorm with the boy slung across his back, the wrath of a madman comes down upon him and his family.
No one at San Francisco's Mercy Hospital recognizes the mystery ailment that destroyed an all-American beauty queen whose life had spiraled downward into a seedy world of skin and video sex. And as the ER physician on duty, Dr. Carroll Monks will have to do penance for her death. Now, with his career at stake, Monks is looking for answers in a shadowy place where the desperate come seeking enduring youth and enhanced beauty -- and where the knife of a world-famous plastic surgeon can perform miracles ... or abominations.
A rash of burglaries coincides with the appearance in Molena Point, California, of yellow-eyed Azrael, feline nemesis of crime-solving cats Joe Grey and Dulcie. Then a young, healthy waiter drops dead at a reception for local artist Charlie Harper. And when the trail of big-time thefts leads up to San Francisco, the dark beast Azrael is on the scene.
When 40's film star Patty Rose retired to the seaside village of Molena Point, California, she was brutally murdered. A tortoiseshell cat named Kit heard the shots fired and, finding Patty dead, sets out to track the shooter. Unable to find Kit, tomcat sleuth Joe Grey and his tabby friend Dulcie set off on her trail.
Innkeeper Magdalena Yoder takes her cooking and detection skills outdoors to celebrate the bicentennial of Hernia, Pennsylvania. But the festivities are cut short when her guest, Buzzy Porter, is murdered. Soon Magdalena has her hands full trying to keep community spirits high, grill the likely suspects - and smoke out the killer.
Disappearing children - and an artist unhealthily obsessed with embalming confront Istanbul's Inspector Ikhmen.
A new Artie Cohen mystery begins when a jogger finds a child's blood drenched clothing. Fear explodes when other children go missing.
Third in the Women's Murder Club series. The group of San Francisco women are looking for a group of political terrorists who style themselves the August Spies and who are using violence. The upcoming economic summit is almost surely a target.
A collection of short stories about dangerous women by some of the most distinquised names in the genre: Michael Connelly, J.A. Jance, Laura Lippman, Ian Rankin, Anne Perry, Elmore Leonard, and many others.
A killer is using labyrinthine storm drains to dispose of his victims, who are found handcuffed and drowned, washed out of the rain-filled drainage lines like garbage. The crimes compel FBI Agent Tess McCallum to crack the case, but they're touching a nerve in Personal Security Consultant Abby Sinclair. She fears it's the same madman who invaded her nightmares once before. As the two women work with each other to solve the case, tensions rise and tempers flare.
Will "The Ghost" Stirman and a gang of violent cons have just staged a bloody escape from prison and are on their way to that area of San Antonio known as Southtown. Tres Navarre must dig into a twisted minefield of greed, vigilante justice and murder to find what secrets are drawing Stirman and his gang. Recommended.
Nixie Swisher is an orphan, overlooked when killers breached state of the art security to kill the other members of her family. Kids are not the strong suit for Lt. Eve Dallas, but the sole eyewitness to the crime needs a safe place to stay.
Decius Caecilius Metellus is dispatched to seek glory by ridding the Mediterranean of pirates. Decius must humour the Princess Cleopatra who is visiting Cypress and decipher the clues hinting at a much larger conspiracy behind the increasing acts of piracy.
An apiarist is found dead after suffering multiple stings. When a second family member dies in similar circumstances, tongues begin to wag. And Cotswolds sleuth Melissa Craig begins to uncover some disturbing secrets.
In a seedy section of Seattle, three street kids live under the brutal rule of their prostitute foster mother, Belle Bliss. The night Belle is viciously murdered, the new baby in her care goes missing and the 3 teenagers scatter, vowing never to reveal what they know. Cade Harding inherits the cold case 15 years later in an attempt to find the missing baby. (B.C. author)
When she retired from Texas politics, Kitzi Camden dreamed of doing what she loves best - beading, not amateur sleuthing. But lately, trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes - even deep into the woods. When a young beader is killed at a beading retreat, she's faced with almost as many suspects as there are beads in her bag.
A handsome Harvard grad with a rising careeer, Scott Thomas had a perfect life - until someone frames him for murder. Mounting circumstantial evidence links him to multiple crime scenes and triggers a manhunt that forces him to confront unfinished business from his past. Winner of Publisher Weekly's 2002 Best Mystery of the Year.
A wedding goes bad, leaving a broken-hearted bride-to-be, when a family guest gets hit over the head with a gift. The bad reception only gets deadlier for Houston PI Abby Rose, enlisted to resolve the wedding fiasco.
Debut novel featuring John Harper, the most reluctant player in the history of spycraft. Harper accepts a position as piano man for a Panamanian resort hotel and soon finds himself hip deep in American mercenaries and Columbians.
A private Virginia clinic is being used by the government to give those in the witness protection program new faces and identities. But now the trail of a serial killer leads to its front door.
It is 1593 and London is a city in peril. Playwright, poet and spy Christopher Marlowe has 3 days to live - 3 days in which to confront dangerous government factions, necromancy, betrayal and revenge in his search for the murderous Tamburlaine, a villain who escaped from the pages of Marlowe's most popular play.
Glasgow: Rilke, an auctioneer, comes across a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing old photographs of its recently deceased owner. What follows is a compulsive journey of discovery and decadence that is steered by Rilke's insatiable, dark curiosity. Winner of the John Creasy Memorial Dagger Award (Best First Novel), and Best First Novel 2002 by the Guardian.
France, 1878: young Russian diplomat Erast Fandorin is aboard the luxury cruise ship Leviathan on its maiden crusie to India when he learns that renowned police commissioner "Papa" Gauche is also aboard. Fandorin joins with Gauche in the search for a dangerous murderer among the highly suspicious passengers. Recommended.
Meg travels with her fiance Michael to a fan convention for "Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle", a cheesy cult TV show on which Michael has a minor role. When the show's dictatorial leading lady is found murdered, the police have plenty of suspects. But Meg doesn't believe they're going to arrest the right one.
Along with two other stranded backpackers, Lori Shepherd seeks refuge from the blizzard of the century in Ladythorne Abbey, fabulous home of the late Lucasta DeClerke. But in the cloisters and passages the mysterious madwoman's presence still lingers - along with the danger posed by an unstable caretaker. And Lori learns of a plot to steal a priceless DeClerke heirloom.
Volunteer work at the Radcliffe Infirmary involves Lori Shepherd with Elizabeth Beacham, a retired legal secretary who passes away after only a few visits. But then notices start arriving around the village of the large bequests Miss Beacham made before her death. And Lori discovers Miss Beacham's apartment is filled with priceless antiques. With the help of Aunt Dimity Lori investigates this mystery.
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.
Anna Pigeon is working undercover slinging hash in Yosemite Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Four seasonal employees have gone missing. Her investigation leads her to a solo hike up a snowy trail to the high country, seeking answers.
Minor writer John Heppel has a problem - he's by all accounts a consummate bore. When he's found dead in his cottage, there are plenty of suspects. But surely boredom shouldn't be cause for murder, or so thinks local bobby and sleuth Hamish Macbeth, whose investigation of Heppel's soap opera script uncovers much more than melodrama.
Mr. & Mrs. Darcy, the joyous newlyweds from Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, are embroiled in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests, the lovely Caroline Bingley. The whole Bingley family seems to be the target of a sinister plot and the Darcys must get answers before Caroline descends into madness.
The Darcys have found a suitable suitor for Elizabeth's younger sister Kitty, thereby assuring her a proper place in society. Suddenly a change in personality occurs in Kitty's soon to be model husband - a change so striking as to jeopardize not just the Darcys' social standing, but their lives as well.
Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid has a secret reason for turning down the defense of a sadistic bigot who beat and stabbed a gay man and left him to die. But his younger, beautiful partner, Christina McCall, takes the case. But unforeseen circumstances will eventually bring Ben into the case.
Psychologist Susan Pulaski is asked by Las Vegas Police Chief Robert O'Bannon to assist with the murder of a young woman who'd been buried alive. It turns out that O'Bannon's 26-year-old autistic son has the skills that will help Susan trail a madman with a devious agenda.
Bernie Rhodenbarr, antiquarian bookseller and gentleman thief, returns. He burglarizes a house and finds a safe full of cash - and for once no dead body. However, a nearby house was also broken into and three people died. The police jail Bernie for the crime, but a good lawyer frees him. However, the criminal community believe that Bernie has something from the house and he's now a target.
Julia Clancy's heart attack put her in a position to see something highly unusual in the hospital, something that makes her the police department's star witness in a murder, and leads her to seek the help of her niece, English professor Sarah Deane.
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her sleuthing pets are in for a turbulent summer when the clues to an old murder are suddenly unearthed.
When a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary starts mysteriously crying tears of real blood, terrible events are prophesied - and it's not long before things start shaking up the sleepy little town of Crozet, Virginia. Scandals of all kinds are quickly rocking the populace. Even Harry and her animals are swept up in the excitement and intrigue.
Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drug cartel leader believed to have died in 1993, escaped. Now his cousin is given two weeks to find Escobar and an access code to a Swiss bank account containing hundreds of millions of dollars - or else he will never see his wife and child again.
Texas lawyer Billy Bob Holland is now in Missoula, Montana. His first client is a young Native American activist charged with murdering two mysterious men.
In two seemingly unrelated crimes, a young Don Juan is found murdered and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari. As Montalbano works to solve both cases he stumbles onto Sicily's ghastly "new age" of brutal and anonymous criminality.
The Alligator is a former convict turned detective with a thirst for truth and justice. His new client, Mariano Giraldi, says his wife has been kidnapped and he wants her found. Twenty days have elapsed since the kidnapping and Giraldi hasn't even reported it to be police. Something is wrong here, and the Alligator is determined find out what.
1983 New York City. A state senator asks Moe Prager to look for the young female intern of an up-and-coming politician. The intern has been missing now for two years. Although there is no evidence that the politician was involved, rumours and whispers have conspired to stall his once-promising career.
Charlotte La Rue's "Maid for a Day" business involves more than dusting and mopping. She must contend with the rumblings of a feuding New Orleans gardening club. A few days after a meeting of the Horticultural Heritage Society, Mimi (accused of an affair with Rita's husband) is dead. Charlotte has a whole plot full of suspects to weed through.
Missing persons detective Sarah Pribek learns that her husband, another police officer, never arrived in Quantico for a course he was to have taken. He's vanished into thin air, and if Sarah is to find him, she'll have to delve into his past, a deeply religious childhood in Utah, and her own.
Sara Labriola is a married woman haunted by shattering secrets and terrified of the future. Tired of living in fear, Sara does the only thing she can: she makes herself disappear. On the sultry, seductive streets of New York City, Sara will reinvent herself. But six desperate and dangerous men - each with the power to destroy her - are on her trail.
A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his girlfriend. Elvis Cole is hired by the defense attorney to find proof that the police fooled around with the evidence. As Elvis begins to investigate, however, he becomes more suspicious of the lawyer than the cops. Recommended.
Elvis Cole is called by the police to a seedy LA motel to identify a dead man. He is unable to do so. The first officer on the scene heard the old man claim that Elvis Cole was his son. With the help of Joe Pike he sets about uncovering the identity of the dead man and determining what crimes he has committed, leading himself deeper into his worst nightmare.
Paul Schumann, a German-American living in 1936 New York is a mob hitman. The US government coerces him to going to the Berlin Olympics, posing as a journalist, but with the mission of assassinating Reinhard Ernst, the architect of German rearmament.
Aurelio Zen, now working for the Interior Ministry, is led by the discovery of a body in the Alps to the existence of a conspiracy that had apparently once intended to overthrow the government.
The latest mystery featuring medieval sleuth Hugh Corbett is set in a snow-besieged castle where secret knowledge is the prize and human life the price to be paid.
Connor Burke (of SENSEI) is drawn into a murder investigation that centres on a martial arts master who has blended Tibetan mysticism and the lethal heritage of the samurai to achieve a powerful New Age synthesis.
Life as a fugitive on the Overseas Highway has been fun for lovable serial killer Serge Storms. Now Serge wants a bride and nothing will come between him and his soul mate when he finally hunts her down in Florida Keys country.
Cliff Janeway buys a signed first edition by Sir Richard Burton, but then the book's provenance is cast into doubt. Then an elderly woman comes into his store, claiming to be the rightful owner not just of this Burton book, but of a fabulous lost library of Burton material. Janeway makes her a deathbed promise to find the missing books. And then, when a friend is murdered, possibly because of the Burton, Janeway is given even more motive to pursue the books.
Washington DC wedding planner Annabelle Archer must find a killer after a hated socialite is murdered at her daughter's wedding reception and Annabelle's partner is accused of the crime.
Certain that someone is trying to kill him, a dashing ladies man and pharmaceutical exec turns to Desiree Shapiro for help. But before she has a chance to question his enemies, he's shot to death. And now the plus-sized PI has to polish off a killer - and a slice (or three) of pizza.
Even on an Italian holiday anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife can't seem to get any rest. They are guests of Mrs. Oliver's colleague on an idyllic island. But the padrone's only child, Achille, has been kidnapped and bones have been found.
Benny Cooperman is recovering in a Toronto hospital from a blow to the head that means he can still write but cannot read. And his memory has been affected too - even his girlfriend's name, Anna, continues to elude him. When he learns that he was found unconscious beside a dead woman in a dumpster, he figures he must have been close to solving a case. With Anna working as field agent, Benny tries to piece together the clues.
Science teacher Will Buchanan is asked by a former girlfriend to chaperone her 17 year old niece Erin on an overnight hike to Mount Washington's Zealand Falls and to meet Erin's brother Josh, who's hiking the Appalachian Trail. But Josh is found dead the next morning and Erin disappears.
Paparazza Nina Zero scales the Malibu hillside above the estate of a reclusive film star who hasn't been seen in a decade. Within the next few hours, a mysterious gunman shoots her, a deadly brushfire almost smokes her, an arson investigator accuses her, and a toothless Rottweiler adopts her as his new best friend. Accompanied by the dog, Nina goes on the hunt, hoping to prove that someone else set fire to the star's estate to keep the cops from jailing her for arson and -- when charred bones are discovered in the ashes -- murder.
Event planner Madeline Bean's work on a Jazz Ball and charity auction is going well until a bidding war for a rare saxophone almost results in bloodshed and the saxophone's disappearance. Then Madeline discovers a dead body in her bedroom and learns that a red-haired stranger is stalking her.
When a 12th century Sicilian cat burglar snatches a sack of artifacts from the king's geographer's library, the tools and talismans of transmutation are scattered all over the world. 900 years later a young Connecticut reporter, investigating a professor's mysterious death, finds evidence that someone is collecting them again.
Bakery owner Hannah Swenson makes an unappetizing discovery - Sheriff Grant's body in the dumpster behind the high school where she is teaching her cooking class. As if that were not bad enough, the poor man still has fudge frosting on his shirt from the cupcake she gave him earlier.
The inimitable defense attorney Josie Baylor-Bates returns to defend the man she loves from the charge of murdering his own disabled stepson. Walking the fine line between lover and lawyer, trust and truth, Josie will have to race against time to prove someone is framing her client - until she finds out that the last, silent witness is the most dangerous of all.
Semerket, Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an insignificant murder of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. He uncovers a web of corruption so vast that it threatens the life of the Pharaoh, Ramses III, and the stability of the kingdom.
From the author of GUN MONKEYS. When a drug lord's lieutenant from one of St. Louis's toughest ghettos decides it's time to cut out and make a new life for himself, fate delivers the perfect opportunity. But swapping identities with a scholarship kid bound for Eastern Oklahoma University provides its own tough challenges.
Meet Lou Tedesco, food and film critic for the Stumptown Weekly in Oregon. He's stumbled upon a scoop that's off his regular beat - a double murder that the local police chief doesn't want Lou snooping into.
Dr. Mark Sloan saves a would-be suicide victim, but her jump from a building ledge has left her in a coma. Obsessed with learning why she attempted suicide, Sloan stumbles into a manhunt for a cop-killer - who may turn his attention to nosy physicians next.
When Willi Gallagher arrives at a Buddhist retreat she has a hunch that some attendees have less-than-enlightened reasons for being there - and one is determined to steal a precious gem in the monks' possession. But with no cellphones and a possible killer on the loose, Willi's caught between a rock garden and a hard place.
When the White House Chief of Staff is found brutally murdered, JAG lawyer Sean Drummond has only three days to prevent the assassination of the President.
Sarah Booth Delaney takes the case of a healer accused of feeding her own 10 week old infant sleeping pills. The accused, Doreen, is reluctant to talk about the men in her life. The father - and possibly the killer - of the child might be either a televangelist or a politican with ties to the mob.
The Somerfords are the kind of family other people envy: successful husband, beautiful wife, a new baby, lots of money, and a gorgeous house. However, unsettling family secrets emerge when Ian Somerford's secretary is found dead at the foot of an apartment block.
Elizabeth is perturbed. One of her artists is burned to death, and her portraits are going up in flames. When she hears that Mary, Queen of Scots, has been peering in mirrors and announcing, "I see the next queen of England!" Elizabeth summons her Privy Plot Council. Has the arsonist been sent by foreign foes or is it someone in her own court? Or is the "running boy" apparition really a ghost out to avenge a terrible past tragedy caused by the Tudors?
Lily Bard has joined a group therapy session, determined finally to face her past. It sounds positively enlightening until the murder of a fellow member sends a warning. But who was the message meant for? Why? And who's next to fall victim to the killer's head games?
8 years ago a schizophrenic was found dead of starvation in his apartment and his death was ruled a suicide. But the victim's sister never accepted that conclusion and has insisted that the case be reopened. In their investigation, NYPD detetective Jane Bauer and her team stumble upon another grisly suicide - and realize that the two may very well be connected.
In this tale of espionage a man falls from the heights of power and wealth in New York. Successful real estate attorney Bill Wyeth is now adrift in the city until he comes to an old style Manhattan steakhouse and finds himself intrigued by its sexy manager and the mysterious goings-on in the sequestered section known as "The Havana Room".
Two daughters of a Portland weatherman have been killed for no apparent reason and John Denson and his partner Willie Prettybird are called down from their remote cabins on Whorehouse Meadow in the Cascade Mountains to help. Deduction fails, so they try shamanism. Their quest for clues is joined by an exotic dancer that Denson can't quite resist. Recommended.
Baldwin and Simon visit Exeter at the same time the Bishop there is murdered. As more deaths occur, they begin to realize that they too may be targets.
Roy Milano, publisher of a film trivia newsletter is sent from New York to Barcelona rooting out the truth behind the claim that a long-lost complete version of Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" has reappeared. He must deal with a bizarre group of cinemaniacs - people who literally would kill to see, or own, a movie.
Janis Parker is dead and her roommate Stephanie is missing. DS Stella Mooney has her first suspect in the shape of Mark Ross, Stephanie's boyfriend and Janis's secret lover. But then another body is discovered - slashed 50 times. Clearly these are no domestic murders.
Linda Wallander, just graduated from the police academy, is living with her father, Inspector Kurt Wallander, a veteran of the Ystad police force and with whom she will have to work alongside. But soon she is embroiled in the case of her childhood friend Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the investigation proceeds, she makes a few rookie mistakes, understandable but life-threatening.
Young police officer Stefan Lindman hears about the murder of a former colleague and decides to take advantage of an extended sick leave to investigate it. His inquiry grows more dangerous and complex as he follows links from the death of Herbert Molin to a global network of neo-Nazis. Recommended.
Website designer Andrea Kendricks is on hand to witness the Dallas TV studio of a lifestyle diva go up in flames! Then a body turns up in the rubble, the victim, apparently, of some very foul play. Andrea must hunt down a killer among the Big D elite.
Runaway rich kid Desiree Dean discovers her prized tattoo is a fraud - the Chinese character etched on her left breast says "with hot sauce," not "magnificent animal". The confrontation with the artist accidentally sets his tattoo parlor ablaze and results in a mysterious explosion that destroys the parlor and leaves the injured Desiree in the care of a lesbian clam pirate and turns the sleepy Florida Gulf Coast fishing village of Cedar Key upside down. Recommended.
An investigative journalist goes undercover in a white supremist group that plans to unleash a deadly weapon on the U.S. government.
After Capitol Hill staffer Matthew Mercer is murdered, Harris Sandler, his friend and colleague investigates. The two had been playing a secret game of betting on congressional votes that now doesn't seem quite so harmless. When Sandler uncovers an entrenched and very dangerous conspiracy, he also makes himself the target of a relentless hit man.
Librarian Megan Clark and her reading group must unravel the mystery behind a burial site in the Palo Duro Canyon containing two corpses - one a human skeleton, the other a mummy in Comanche garb - murdered more than a century apart.
An unemployed black man who drinks too much is about to lose the beautiful home that has belonged to his family for generations. He accepts $50,000 from a stranger who wants to rent his basement and soon the two men are drawn together into circumstances that are bizarre and beyond imagination. Recommended.
Magdalena Yoder investigates when, at the annual church chili supper, Reverend Schrock falls face down in his bowl. It seems someone put peanut butter in the chili, knowing full well he was allergic.
Chicago, Christmas 1969: Smokey Dalton saves the life of a young woman after a botched illegal abortion. But this act of charity blooms into a more complex situation when he learns that the woman had been raped. Her ex-husband, a black Chicago homicide detective, vows revenge at any cost. And in a city torn apart by racial strife, gang wars and a burgeoning drug problem, Smokey believes that cost could be too high. Recommended.
It's 1969: Smokey Dalton and his son leave Chicago and head east to look for Daniel Kirkland, an idealistic kid who never showed up for his spring semester at Yale. The harder Smokey searches the more he realizes the dark side of the antiwar movement Daniel was involved in.
Coronation Day, 1902. Charles and Kate Sheridan attend the king's crowning but when an anarchist blows himself up with a bomb meant for the monarch, the pair turn up a number of questions. For example, what is the beautiful Charlotte Conway, editor of the anarchist paper where the dead man was employed - doing in the arms of expatriate author Jack London?
On the eve of a visit to Havana to visit relatives, the newly married Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana are contacted by the CIA with a message to deliver to a high-ranking Cuban general.
A routine case of homicide takes Louis Kincaid straight into the lair of a predator who keeps human relics as prized trophies. With time running out, Kincaid is on a desperate hunt of his own, tracking a twisted adversary more ruthless than he ever imagined.
When a young investment banker dies of baffling causes, FBI agent John O'Hara suspects the victim's beautiful fiance and begins building a case. But the stronger his case, the less sure he is whether he is pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession.
Two brothers, Derek and Dennis Strange, are engulfed in the chaos of 1968 Washington, D.C. Straight arrow Derek tries to be there for Dennis, but no amount of brotherly love can save Dennis from Alvin Jones, a local drug dealer who draws him into his web. Recommended.
Hannah Dain, a skilled business lawyer, is on the verge of leaving her family's law firm for a better job. But her plan is derailed when a real estate deal she's put together suddenly goes bad. Two million dollars of investors' money has disappeared. If the mistake was Hannah's, her firm is on the hook for the whole amount. Career on the line, Hannah decides to investigate. Although she exonerates the firm, a car bomb and two murders thwart the police's identification of the culprit behind the scheme.
Working mum and owner of a cleaning business, Lois Meade has just hired on the daughter of the Abrahams, an eccentric, reclusive family. But when a strange letter and omens put everyone on edge, Lois wonders if the rumors about the Abrahams are the key to a terrible secret.
When a headless body is found in the wastelands of the Seahills Estate, Detective Inpsector Lorraine Hunt is called in to investigate. But then a more urgent case lands on her desk: the violent kidnapping of Kerry Lumsdon's sister Claire. Kerry sets off on her own search for Claire, one that takes her to a violent underworld, a 16 year old murder, and finally to secrets about her own past that her mother had hoped she'd never have to face.
Contains DEAD SOULS, SET IN DARKNESS, and THE FALLS in one volume.
Set in 1950's Las Vegas. Once a month the Atomic Energy Commission explodes an A-bomb less than 60 miles away. Maurice Valentine, a slick architect from Los Angeles, finds himself a pawn in a mysterious game of revenge.
Detective Eve Dallas investigates a series of murders where the body of each victim wears a red ribbon around the neck and its eyes have been surgically removed. Eve is frantic to find the killer especially after her partner Peabody is injured escaping an attack by the killer.
Nick Ray buys an outdated computer from a pawnshop and discovers that the hard drive contains names and addresses of members in the Witness Protection Program. Partnering with a Russian gangster and a disbarred lawyer, Nick tries to sell the names and discovers that he becomes a valuable commodity for someone else who wants to score big.
In the waning days of the Roman Empire, Decius has just been elected to the office of aedile, the lowest rung on the ladder of Roman authority. When Decius's official duties require him to investigate the collapse of a tenement building he ends up unearthing far more than shoddy construction materials.
A noir thriller set on the Las Vegas strip, featuring: a beautiful and resourceful pregnant woman only weeks from giving birth, a charming but disingenuous Dallas Cowboy who fathered her baby, and a Super Bowl betting slip worth a potential 1.25 million dollars.
Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon comes to Vienna, apparently to authenticate a painting, but really driven by a need to find the truth about the unnamed man who brutalized his mother during the Death March from Auschwitz. As he investigates, each layer he strips away reveals a greater evil. Recommended.
Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is recalled back to Israel to stalk an elusive master terrorist across a landscape drenched in generations of blood.
The accidental death of retired power broker Michael Hollins has left too many unanswered questions to satisfy his son Tim. Tim conducts his own search for the truth and discovers an uneasy connection to a Russian mob boss and an alarming number of other mysterious deaths.
Botswana's Precious Ramotswe is wondering when she will be married, but avoids pressing her fiance for a date. Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni has other things on his mind - particularly a frightening request (involving a parachute jump) made by Mmma Potokwani, the persuasive matron of an orphan farm.
Dock Bass is renovating an old house in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, when he stumbles upon a treasure trove of Civil War memorabilia, including pictures and possibly even a recording of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. Dock soon finds out he'll be forced to defend his new find from an onslaught of collectors, history buffs, scallywags and media hounds.
Tony Valentine goes looking for his missing son in Las Vegas. The expert in card cheating and casino ripoffs finds himself inside a treacherous game with higher stakes than he has ever encountered before.
In December 1919 in England's Lake District constables discover the bodies of five family members inside a bloodied cottage kitchen. The youngest of the family, a boy, is missing. Inspector Rutledge wends his way through a tangle of jealous relatives and family secrets to find the boy - and the killer.
They're blondes with style, money, and men falling at their feet. But now these perfect women are perfect victims. Four of today's top mystery authors - Nancy Martin, Denise Swanson, Elaine Viets, and Victoria Laurie - spin four all-new tales of fair-haired sirens, secrets, and seduction.
New York City private eye Pete Ingalls has all the tough-talking cynicism of a battle-weary gumshoe who's seen it all. Except he hasn't. In fact, he's seen very little and remembers less. He's deeply confused. Everyone he meets thinks he's putting them on, but luckily Pete's got a mouthy, good-looking secretary with a real talent for solving crime.
Former Special Ops Marine Lysander Dalton teams up with sexy lawyer Valentina Mariposa to investigate an assault on Blindside; a high-tech corporation dealing in computer espionage, encryption, and code breaking.
Nick Petrov was a brilliant P.I. with a reputation for bringing missing children safely home. But that was before his hospitalization. He wakes up in a hospital with a serious case of amnesia. He receives a card with cryptic messages that point to a case that has been wiped from his mind. The closer Petrov comes to solving this case, the closer he comes to approaching his own destruction.
Texas ex-lawyer and herbalist China Bayles gets involved after her teenage son unearths some skeletal remains during a local cave dig - remains from a not-so-distant, not-so-accidental death.
Meg and Michael must have a giant lawn sale to rid their new home of years of junk collected by the previous owner. The barn is off limits; an owl and her new owlets are nesting there but at least two visitors have trespassed: one visitor has disappeared and the other is found murdered and stored in an old chest. Police suspect Michael and Meg has to put her sleuthing to the test and unearth the real culprit.
East Hampton, New York is the summer playground of the wealthy and is also the site of the first terrorist suicide bombing to hit US shores. A small plane also crashes in the middle of East End Harbor. Local cop Justin Westwood investigates and finds a connection between the two incidents that has nothing to do with Middle East terrorism. Someone is targeting specific victims and is covering up the murders with apparent"suicide bombings".
July, 1809: Jane has moved with her mother and sister to a cottage in Chawton, Hampshire. But no sooner are her belongings unpacked than a strangled corpse is discovered in the cellar. Which of her neighbours had cause to murder the shiftless Henry French? And what connection does his death have to the legend of the stolen Chawton Emeralds?
Restless, middle-aged, and more meddling than ever, Agatha Raisin finds herself in the midst of a romance with her handsome new neighbour, and in the middle of a murder mystery in a haunted house.
New York City PI Matt Scudder agrees to take the case of a woman who wants him to look into a boyfriend that she found through an internet dating service. But it doesn't take long before he's connected the boyfriend to a crime, the rape and murder of three children, for which the Commonwealth of Virginia has already executed someone.
Molly Murphy heads up the Hudson to avoid the typhoid epidemic that has swept across 1902 New York City. She goes undercover in Senator Flynn's home to discover if the pair of spiritualists known as the Sorensen Sisters are frauds and to find the source of evil at work in the Flynn household.
When Faith Pelletier questions her cousin's suicide, no one in Serenity, Maine wants to face the truth. As a web of drugs, violence and deceit closes in on Faith, she must depend on the local police chief to help her outwit a faceless enemy.
Jack Taylor is in debt (owes a favor) to a Galway tough guy Bill Cassell. Cassell asks him to track down a woman who helped his mother escape from the notorious Magdalen laundry many years ago.
Jack Taylor's back in Galway, back into his old patterns, in the alcoholic, drug-induced fugue he prefers to the real world. But then a big gypsy walks into the bar and changes all that with a simple request. Jack agrees to help him, knowing but not admitting that getting involved is going to lead to more bad than good. But in Jack Taylor's world bad and good are part and parcel of the same lost cause, and besides, no one ever accused Jack of having good sense. Recommended.
LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully is assigned to find a solution when two elite swat teams, the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau and the ATF's Situation Response Team, go to war.
Law school drop-out-turned flower shop owner Abby Knight has been asked to be a bridesmaid by her cousin. The groom disappears before the couple say "I do" and another member of the wedding party is found dead. Abby has to hurry down an aisle of suspects to make sure that the bride still gets to the church on time.
22 never-before-published stories from the International Society of Crime Writers.
Harry Bosch's search for clues in the death of an old friend leads him to and involves him in the hunt for the legendary serial killer known as "The Poet".
Connolly's first collection of short fiction of dark suspense, includes a Charlie Parker novella.
Dr. Aurora Hart's negative vibes have returned to her - in a lethal way. It's up to Cally Lazar and friends to divine who set the late doctor's aura-maker on "fry." Then, just when time is running out, Cally tunes into some killer karma.
American translator Torrey Tunet is led from her home in Ballynagh, Ireland, to Algeria, while trying to find the elusive murderer of a local historian.
It's the Roaring Twenties, and Daisy discovers her dentist stone dead, a nitrous oxide mask clamped to his smiling face, when she goes for her appointment. Others may believe the dentist was a secret dope fiend whose addiction took a tragic turn, but Daisy and her husband, Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, are sure he was murdered.
Cliff Janeway agrees to do a favour for his bookstore partner, attorney Erin D'Angelo. Erin has never forgiven Laura Marshall for stealing her boyfriend. Laura has now confessed to killing him and wants Erin to defend her. But Erin needs to know if Laura's confession is legal, and if so, is it true?
Children's rights advocate Shelly Trotter is out of her depth in criminal court, defending a teenager accused of killing a cop. And when she discovers that he may be her own son, nothing - not legal ethics, not political pressure - will stop her from keeping him off death row.
When her assistant Holly Nichols sets her wedding date, Madeline Bean throws the hippest bachelorette luau ever - a bridal shower on the big island of Hawaii with moonlight hula lessons, coconut grilled shrimp, and a dead man floating in the surf. It looks like anything but happily ever after for Maddie and company.
With the "Cookie Jar", Hannah Swenson has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. When her competitor Shawna Lee is shot to death, Hannah is on top of the list of suspects because she was losing business to Shawna's bakery.
Literary round-robin, each chapter contributed by 14 masters of suspense: Simon Brett, Jan Burke, Deborah Crombie and others.
The killer known as Van Gogh, who takes a right ear as trophy, is gunned down by the FBI after ten murders. Jimmy Morrissey, a Boston attorney, learns that the FBI found his name and address on the back of a photo found in Van Gogh's apartment. It isn't long before Jimmy learns he has been sent a message from beyond the grave and that he has a client who technically doesn't exist.
Investment banker Conner Ashby intercepts an email that points to corporate fraud in something named Project Delphi. Shortly thereafter someone breaks into his apartment and kills Conner's girlfriend. Conner goes on the run, trying to unravel and bring to surface a plot that reaches high into the Federal government.
The head of the raptor Mafia asks Vincent Rubio to investigate a team of hadrosaurs who are in Miami muscling in on raptor territory. But it's a dangerous business: make a wrong move and your tail gets chopped off.
Regan Madison makes a list of people who hurt or deceived her over the years for a seminar given by a charismatic psychologist. Soon after, the people whose names appeared on Regan's list begin to disappear. The shock turns to horror when the bodies start to surface.
Samantha Leiffer sees two people dump a dubious looking ice chest into the Hudson River. Not being the kind of girl to let 2 psychos get away with murder, Sam sets out to unravel the mystery and is soon being stalked by a shadowy figure.
DI Lynley, Barbara Havers, and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata are on the hunt for a serial killer after an adolescent boy's nude body is found mutilated and artfully arranged on the top of a tomb, the fourth victim in three months but the first to be white.
New Hope, Iowa: the kind of small town that restores a hardened FBI agent's faith in America. But when mysteriously seductive Nora Connors gives Robert Payne $25,000 to find the maniac who brutally killed her young daughter, he uncovers this close-knit community's most sordid secrets.
When Mallory Lawson's aunt dies and leaves him her house in Forbes Abbot, it gives him a reason to take early retirement there. But no one, not even the local medium, has predicted murder. DCI Barnaby is perplexed by this "case of the killing machine".
Loan shark enforcer Joe Hope of Edinburgh, Scotland, is arrested for murder after his teenage daughter died, an apparent suicide. Now, with some help from some of Scotland's hardest cases, Joe goes after whoever it was that framed him.
LA Times reporter Eve Diamond is on hand at LAX when shots ring out, leaving dead three persons from a flight arriving from Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. Left alive is a toddler that the INS whisks away. Eve tries to determine why the child, though not Japanese, has a Japanese passport, why she made five transpacific flights in one year, and why criminals would care about this little girl.
The sudden appearance of an Upper Paleolithic ivory carving coincides with a friend's suicide and the attentions of an old boyfriend, leading Toronto antiques dealer Lara McClintoch to Budapest.
Mystery bookseller Annie Darling's murder mystery cruise goes off course when one of the revelers plunges overboard and dies, despite hubby Max's courageous rescue attempt. As the body count rises over the next few days, Annie comes to suspect that these murders are all connected in some unknown way.
Jane Lawless arrives at a wedding she is catering to find the guests engaged in various shocking activities. She quickly determines the food has been spiked with hallucinogenic mushrooms. Just as the police arrive, the groom takes an unfortunate dive into an empty swimming pool. Jane realizes that she had better find the person responsible or she would be taking the blame.
From the author of the Charlie Resnick mysteries: Detective Inspector Elder is haunted by the disappearance of 16 year old Susan Blacklock back in 1988. The release of a couple of men convicted around the same time for a rape-murder triggers a visit to the scene of the crime. Then another young girl is murdered, and Elder's own daughter goes missing. Winner, 2004 Silver Dagger.
60 year old Catherine Penny, an American transplant to the English village of Far Wychwood and a modern-day Miss Marple, must untangle Elizabethan literature and matters of the heart from murder.
Matthew Langway, formerly an FBI agent and now a security advisor, is given the job of finding a millionaire's kidnapped grandson. But the clues point Matthew back into the family.
Maxie is 63, retired, and driving her brand-new Winnebago down the Alaska Highway, accompanied by her mini dachsund. She has only one obligation before launching her exploration of the lower forty eight: find out who burglarized her friend's Colorado home - and why.
Cassie Burdette already has her hands full playing a tournament at legendary Pinehurst, North Carolina, with her formerly estranged father and grumpy boyfriend. When her friend's father vanishes, she starts poking around the fairway for answers - hoping whoever made the man disappear won't do the same with her.
Former star Jenna Hughes has left Hollywood for a secluded farm in Oregon to get away from fame. Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating the cases of 2 missing women and a woman found murdered in the woods--one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna.
Simon Kirby-Jones, everyone's favorite vampire and sleuth, is determined to prove that Lady Prunella did not kill Herekia "Zeke" Harwood, the famous decorator, who came to redecorate the drawing room.
Francis has been reintegrated into society after the closure of the Western State Hospital. He leads an aimless solitary life housed in a cheap apartment, perpetually medicated to quiet the chorus of voices in his head. But a reunion on the grounds of the shuttered institution unearths memories of the unsolved murder of a young nurse on the grounds.
Swede Nelson just wants to meet a nice girl and settle down, but instead he finds Corliss Mason - a seductress, a murderess, and maybe something worse. Out of print for 35 years.
Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, must travel to India in search of a missing spy - none other than the famed orphan who inspired Kipling's KIM. But traveling incognito is no easy task for the fair English lady and her notorious spouse.
Roy Milano's newest case involves Jerry Lewis's famous uncompleted film, THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, shot in Sweden in 1972. Certain cinema buffs, it seems, are ready to kill to possess that elusive footage.
David Webb is now retired from the ClA and a professor at Georgetown University. Until he becomes the target of an assassin and framed for the murder of his two closest associates. His alter ego Jason Bourne, deadly international assassin, is forced to the surface.
Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his true-crime bestseller Sleeping Beauty - an account of the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister Casey in a coma. As the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case, pieces of the complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed. Recommended.
Portland, Oregon attorney Ami Vergano witnesses shocking violence from friend and tenant Dan Morelli at her son's Little League game that horrifies her. Ex-mental patient and now tabloid reporter Vanessa Kohler learns about the massacre and links it to her theory of a government conspiracy to conceal a secret military unit headed by a presidential candidate. Kohler hires Vergano to represent Morelli against charges with attempted murder, and puts her into the position of sorting truth from paranoia.
Soon after the unveiling of the most miraculous bra in fashion history, Nora's boss is found trussed up in pantyhose and shot execution-style. To find the killer Nora must shadow the most glamorous suspects in Philadelphia.
Special Agent Antonio Burns helps his daredevil brother Roberto make a deal with the FBI to bring down a Mexican drug dealer and murderer in exchange for leniency. But when Roberto's deal leaves him with no choice but to go underground in the dealer's compound without protection, Antonio comes to think the arrangement might not be what it seems.
In a gone-to-seed trailer park on the edge of the Mojave desert, quantum physics runs headlong into reincarnation as the park's eccentric residents speculate that a rookie baseball player may be the lastest in a line of reincarnated spirits leading back to Sir Isaac Newton. And in the clubhouse of the Oakland Athletics, the athlete in question, with no more than a high school education and a fuzzy memory, tries to reconcile the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle with the somewhat less intellectual world of baseball.
When homicide detective Paris Murphy sees Justice Trip on television, she knows she has seen him before. Investigating the case of the missing bridesmaid Bunny Pedersen, her intuition convinces her that Justice Trip is Bunny's killer and their shared history puts Paris in jeopardy. Recommended.
Spenser learns that the Ukranian mob is responsible for a brutal attack on his friend Hawk. Finding a way into their tightly knit circle is not simple since they exert total control on the town of Marshport, from the bodegas to the police force to the mayor's office.
Spenser's client wants to know if her husband is cheating on her. His investigation uncovers a strange, perhaps illegal, brand of sex therapy touted by a radio talk-show host. But then a murder at the husband's company brings corporate corruption into the picture.
In the harsh war-winter of 1863, New Orleans is impoverished yet defiant. Some citizens are resistors, others collaborators--only corruption unites the warring sides. Newly freed slaves, bankrupt masters, smugglers, voodoo priestesses, and unwelcome Union troops eye each other warily until the corpse of a yankee heiress washes up on a levee. As the haunted city of resurrected dead approaches hysteria, Abel Jones is sent to find the truth.
David Hayes, an old flame of Lou Boldt's wife, shows up again in an attempt to retrieve money he embezzled from the bank and hid for the Russian mob. He contacts Liz to gain access to the bank mainframe. Liz and Lou will have to walk a very fine line.
Lorenzo returns to his old Washington DC neighbourhood after a stint in prison and with the help of Rachel, his parole officer, takes a job as a Humane Society Officer. Things seem to be getting better until a malevolent young killer, working for the powerful local drug boss, changes everything with one violent act.
Attorney Avery Andrews leaves her high-powered job in Columbia, South Carolina to move back home to small town Dacus to rethink her career and her life. But her bossy great aunt starts drumming up clients and Avery ends up hired by a local factory to help with a messy environmental problem. Then the discovery of a dead body in Luna Lake sweeps Avery into a red hot case and into the sizzling secrets of small town life.
Gay lovers are being stalkied in San Francisco's Castro district, and a young girl has been snatched. At first investigators fail to notice the events, but then the nightcrawlers get their attention by bringing the evil right into their offices.
Lydia Quess calls herself a courtesan but is what's termed, in the therapy biz, a "sex surrogate". But now she's what the police call a prime suspect after one of her favourite clients is stabbed in the back with an ice-pick in her bed.
Fong is called to the Shanghai Theatre Company to find his old rival and his deceased wife's lover, the Canadian theatre director Geoffrey Hyland, dead apparently by suicide.
1270, England. The small priory of Tyndal on the remote East Anglian coast receives the young and inexperienced Eleanor of Wynethorpe as their new prioress instead of someone of their own choosing. Only a day after her arrival a brutally murdered monk is found in the cloister gardens.
1869: As governess to the Hewitts, Irish immigrant Nell Sweeney belongs to no particular caste--hers is halfway between her Irish brethren and the Boston Brahmin. But now, a double murder involves both maid and mistress - and it will take cooperation by rich and poor alike to solve it.
Laundromat owner and stain removal expert Josie Toadfern has her hands full. An upcoming Psychic Fair in Paradise, Ohio, has a local evangelist and his minions up in arms. But Josie couldn't foresee that she'd stumble upon a body, or that her impeccable stain-sense would embroil her in the nasty homicidal happenings, leaving own future looking very grim indeed.
Rubble lives in a caravan and spends his days killing sick and injured chickens for a battery farm. Then one day a mysterious visitor arrives and sees Rubble's child-like naivety combined with an ability to kill without compunction. Soon Rubble finds himself involved in a murderous secret project and his only chance of escape is the help of the girl he has to kill.
The brutally stabbed corpse of a lovely dancer is discovered in the back seat of a vintage Bentley being towed by mechanic Rebecca Moore's ex-con workers. Then a second young dancer is pulled from the Potomac. Ignoring the advice of lawyer Joachim Delacroix and the concerns of her erstwhile detective boyfriend Mick Hagan, she goes undercover in a gentlemen's club to unravel the dark secrets that have killed too many women already.
FBI agent Poppy Rice stumbles upon a naked young girl lying in the road on Block island. Local authorities assume the death is drug related, but Poppy isn't convinced that it is an overdose especially after a second girl's body is discovered.
State bridge champion, club woman, and pecan grove owner, Edie Whelan Burkett has been dealt many a bad hand, but when she and her foreman die (not by natural causes), county magistrate Mac Yarbrough is on the case to prove the foreman's son innocent of murder and figure who is playing with a full deck.
Homicide counselor Tally Whyte (of BODY PARTS) tracks a killer who is mutilating and ritualistically murdering young women in and around a town on the coast of Maine.
Bubbles Yablonsky is given just one week to prove her worth to her editors at the News-Times. To earn a real job there she decides to find out who really murdered Carol Weaver's steel-executive husband with cyanide-tipped fingernails.
Overweight Ricky Smith's luck changes one night when he leaps out of a burning Las Vegas casino five storeys into a pool. Suddenly he's a winner and begins an astonishing million-dollar streak at the tables. But not everyone now calls Ricky Smith "Mr. Lucky" - Tony Valentine is hired to find out just how Ricky manages to defy the odds.
A series of politically movtivated arsons plague the Navajo Reservation. Navajo PI Ella Clah pursues the arsonist but is hampered by tradionalist Navajo who fear that Ella is an evil spirit.
Navajo Investigator Ella Clah searches for a missing FBI agent on the Reservation. While working on a Social Security fraud case he interrupted a healing ceremony, and there is fear that a Navajo medicine man may be involved.
Fourth in the "Wicked Women" series features stories by Mary Janice Davidson, Amy Garvey, Jennifer Apodaca, and Nancy Cohen.
15 years after she helped send rapist Frank Ventresca to prison, guidance counsellor Samantha Quinlan has a nearly perfect life. But then Ventresca turns up again, and things start unravelling in every aspect of her life.
Fiery Latina detective Romilia Chacon is on the hunt, on her own time and with the unwanted help of an international drug lord, for her sister's murderer, a sadistic serial killer known as the Whisperer.
Prize-winning journalist McLeod Delaney is back--and under suspicion after she literally stumbles over a corpse packed into a garment bag. To clear her name, she must investigate some shadowy goings-on at the Princeton Seminary, where someone may have just broken the Sixth Commandment.
The con is on, and John Dortmunder and his merry crew are about to drive off with the loot. The mark is Monroe Hall, a corrupt CEO who lavished more company money on himself than ENRON and WorldCom combined. Dortmunder and crew have to outsmart a collection of angry union men who were taken for a ride by Hall. Recommended.
Doc Ford is asked by old friend Frieda Matthews to check up on her brother Jobe, who's not answering his phone. His agreement draws him into a nightmare of ecoterror and personal revenge.
All of his life Doc Ford has been passionately in love with Pilar, the wife of a local thuggish politico named Baserio in a country where Ford once worked undercover. Ford had to run and - unknown to him then - Pilar was pregnant with their child. Now, many years later, Balsario has kidnapped the boy and taken him to his new home base in Florida. Ford hoped to put his violent past behind him, but he has no choice, Balsario has his son.
Psychologist Alan Gregory is used to dealing with nightmares. But a brutal, shocking confession locks him into darkness - and forces him to choose between saving himself and saving those who will otherwise end their days pleading for mercy at the hands of a vicious serial killer.
Boulder, Colorado, psychologist Alan Gregory investigates the homicide of Hannah Grant, a friend and fellow therapist. He begins by tracking one of her most elusive patients, but her whereabouts may be locked in the mind of one of his own patients, whom he has been treating for a schizoid personality disorder.
Postal employee Molly Gannon and hacker Jeb Picot are suspected of being accomplocies to an assault on Blindside, a high-tech corporation dealing in computer espionage. They were the only two left alive by the killers and now, in order to clear their names, they must unearth the secrets buried in the ashes of Blindside.
Susan Henshaw's daughter, her husband, and their newborn twins come to Connecticut to stay temporarily in the Henshaw home. One of Susan's neighbours recognizes the twins' nanny as a suspect in several recent suspicious nursing home deaths. After that neighbor is found murdered, Susan begins to uncovers an unimaginable conspiracy.