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.
When a Russian figure skating coach collapses during a practice and is pronounced dead, reporter Bex Levy has a hunch it's cold-blooded murder - on ice.
Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neil was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help - and discover her own spellbinding talent.
When she finds her best friend Angel missing from her ransacked, bloodstained house, Samantha Shaw finds it hard to believe that Angel's ex-husband Hugh is capable of ex-wife-napping - or murder, even though their divorce was unpleasant.
Mystery writer Lorinda Lucas is appalled at the gruesome direction of today's crime fiction. She's even more disturbed at the half-starved state of Roscoe, the cat next door. It only takes a modicum of sleuthing to find out that Roscoe's owner, Macho Magee, has acquired a new girlfriend - a harridan who has put the gentle Macho and his pet on a strict diet. Then she learns something almost as disturbing: a hit-and-run has ended a child's life.
Murphy isn't really into support groups, but this one is supposed to be different, providing group therapy for victims of violence through empowerment. But with three names on the members' list already linked to three murders, it seems their principle may be taken a little too far.
Agatha Raisin goes pro, opening her own detective agency. Her first client is the wealthy Mrs. Laggat-Brown, with a complaint of a death threat against her daughter. The case doesn't go well for Agatha, as she alienates her friends and flirts shamelessly with the chief suspect.
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.
Ex-Atlanta D.A. Mary Crow has returned to North Carolina to open her own practice, but vows never to take on the defense of a murderer. But when young farmhand Ridge Standingdeer is accused of killing the local prom queen, Mary can't sit by while yet another Cherokee is used for a white man's political gain. But someone has scared Ridge into silence, and Mary's only clue is a hand-carved mask, a talisman given to allies in times of direst danger.
When two newlyweds are murdered in an Arizona campground, Detective Laura Cardinal is enlisted to investigate. Still reeling from a tragedy of her own, and teamed with a partner who's working her last nerve, Laura's already walking an emotional tightrope. What she discovers - a secret of a love gone bad, an underground society, and a high stakes conspiracy - could send her over the edge.
When a beautiful young woman stumbles into a rough Algonquin Bay tavern covered in black fly bites and with bits of leaves stuck in her curly red hair, the bartender knows she is either dumb or high - no one goes out unprotected in black fly season. It turns out her problem is the bullet in her brain - and she has no memory of how it got there or who she is. Homicide detectives John Cardinal and Lisa Delorme, though they don't know who she is, know that someone wants her dead - and will try again if word leaks out that she's still alive. Recommended.
Using their inside knowledge, former FBI undercover agent Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco) and Mafia boss Bonnano tell a true-to-life tale of war raging on New York streets.
The merry atmosphere in the town of Pickax is dampened with the death of an out of town actor and the theft of a rare book. Qwill finds himself distracted by his finicky pal Koko - Koko has been acting more fishy than feline: has he gone bananas?
Koko has developed the new hobby of dropping off balconies to see where that takes him. When a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko drops right on his head. The cat is therefore well-situated when the visitor's family members start turning deathly ill.
Former FBI agent Rowan Smith is living in Malibu while her best selling novel is being made into a Hollywood movie. Fiction and reality collide when a murder victim in Colorado and then a second murder victim are identical to characters and events in Rowan's novel.
Ursula Blanchard, half-sister to Elizabeth I, is summoned by the Duke of Norfolk. Ursula travels to London with her husband and young daughter Meg to meet a possible future husband for Meg. By chance Ursula discovers that the Duke of Norfolk knows a Florentine baker named Roberto Ridolfi who may be mixed up in a plot against Elizabeth I.
Former pop star Heather Wells has a new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. Then the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft. The death is dismissed as suicide, but even more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary but subtly sinister ways.
SARS breaks out in a Buffalo, New York hospital. While staff work desperately to protect the patients and themselves, people are dying. But Dr. Earl Garnet suspects it isn't SARS that's claiming the patients in the ward for the terminally ill.
[BC AUTHOR]. Lt. Caine of the Miami-Dade Crime Lab investigates a mysterious death at an organic eatery. The initial evidence points to death by lightning strike - but in a washroom? The restaurant staff, all members of the same cult, believe the waiter was struck down by God for straying from the Vitality Method. But Lt. Caine isn't so sure.
Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are called to investigate the murder of a woman burned beyond recognition. Two women are missing, a little girl is abducted, and no one is really what they seem. The detectives must discover the truth as innocent lives hang in the balance.
Led by CIA agent Bob Ferguson, the Team helps the FBI investigate a radical group of zealots who want to create a "post-Christian" era by instigating a catastrophic showdown in Jerusalem. The cult has connections with the Iraqi resistance and a Syrian arms dealer and soon the Team is immersed in a complicated world of fanatical terrorists.
Former Chicago reporter Tom Coleman inherits a broken down pickup truck and a ramshackle campground in the middle of the nowhere Nebraska sandhills. The drug lab that explodes near his property turns a quiet summer in a dangerous season of grudges, betrayal and violence.
June, 1917: Douglas Konig, formerly a detective with the London Police, is sent to investigate the case against a young English soldier accused of murdering an officer. He must conduct his investigation amid the hell of the 3rd Battle of Ypres and sees both the witnesses and evidence he needs disappearing into the mud that surrounds him.
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.
Night in the California desert: Jack Barron - the youngest cop on the LAPD's murderous 5-2 squad - will get a baptism of blood and fire on a night he will never forget. Panic on the LA streets: an international hitman nothing can stop. And a world famous baroness attempts to put into place a devastating dream destined to topple governments and dethrone dynasties.
Summer, 1450: Dame Frevisse of St. Frideswide's nunnery goes to London to recover gold from the coffers of her cousin's husband, the murdered Duke of Suffolk. But a rebel army advances on London and a murdered body is discovered in the crypt of a church, mutilated with what a Franciscan friar of the Inquistion claims are Hebrew letters.
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.
When the founder of Everest Capital meets an untimely death, 36 year old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. Now that he controls Everest he's not going to let his enemies keep him from taking the firm to even greater heights. But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never trust anyone.
Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge makes a fatal split-second decision at a hostage standoff. Catherine Rose Gagnon was buried underground 25 years ago during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse, and now her husband has just been killed. A madman released from a maximum security prison now walks the streets a free man, filled with desire for vengeance. All three are brought together by a moment of violence.
While Monk's house is being fumigated he goes to stay with his assistant Natalie and her daughter, even though their home is not quite up to Monk's standards of cleanliness and order. But while Monk attempts to arrange his surroundings just so, a dog dies at the local firehouse - on the same night as a fatal house fire.
Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. She returns to the school as a teacher of Latin; however young troubled girls are beginning to die again.
When fire-and-brimstone preacher Gene Dribble turns up dead, the whole town of Eastport, Maine suspects Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's tenants, a coven of self-styled witches.
The body of a prostitute is discovered in Glasgow's Queen Street Station, sparking a murder hunt that focuses on the city's seamier side. When the body of a young nurse is found in a private clinic with her corpse positioned in the same manner as the prostitute, DCI Lorimer and pyschologist Solomon Brightman must decide if this is the work of a serial killer.
Jack Swyteck has a new girlfriend, and life is good - until Mia Salazar goes missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch: he discovers that his lover is married, and that her rich husband has received a ransom demand that pegs Mia as the latest victim of a ruthless kidnapper. Worst of all, her husband knows all about her affair with Jack, and he decides to pay the kidnapper exactly what his cheating wife is worth: nothing.
The community of Blessed, Michigan is shattered by the murder of the Norbois family. Sheriff Hugh DeWitt, still grieving the loss of his infant son, must uncover who would want this family dead - and how the case is connected to a bizarre series of deaths on a nearby college campus.
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.
Assaulted while hitchhiking, Navy Lieutenant Dave Young wakes up in a hospital. His face is in bandages and someone else's name is on his hospital chart. And there is a beautiful stranger who claims to be his wife.
Luther Green is a government employee, a ruthless company assassin. His next assignment is to eliminate the man who trained him, his mentor Alex Deavers. As Luther comes closer to his prey, he wonders why Deavers turned rogue. In a world of double agents, hidden agendas, and black ops, Luther will discover that the only person who really knows the truth is the man he's been ordered to kill.
Starch, newly invented, has set the fashion world of Elizabethan England on its ear - and triggers the murder of the royal starcher. The Queen is not amused - especially after two more women die.
Penn Cage and Drew Elliot are best friends since Drew saved Penn's life in a boyhood hiking accident. Drew and Penn sit on the school board of St. Stephens Prep. in Natchez, Mississippi. The friendship is torn apart by the mysterious murder of a young St. Stephen's student and Drew is accused of her murder. Only by finding the real killer can Penn free his friend from death row.
TV journalist Alison Reynolds, bounced off the air by executives who wanted a "younger face", has nothing to keep her in L.A. any more. She returns home to Sedona, Arizona when a childhood friend dies. She stays at her parents' diner, the Sugarloaf Cafe, and launches an on-line blog. When threatening posts begin appearing, Ali finds out that running a blog is far more up-close and personal than sitting behind a news desk.
For 8 years single mother Grace Archer lives in peace, raising her daughter on a horse farm in Tennessee. Then a burst of violence shatters that peace, forcing her to resume an identity she thought she had cast off forever. She must join forces with a man she believed she'd never see again in order to match wits an opponent as deadly as he is cunning.
Sitting Marsh, a World War II town threatened by invasion, is overdue for a celebration. But when a stranger appears at a wedding and is stabbed, sleuth Lady Elizabeth is on the case, and there's no shortage of suspects.
The theft of samples of a rare disease from the Department of Defense sends Covert-One's Lt. Col. Jon Smith to Prague. The disease is the perfect assassination tool - by using the DNA of its target, it is undetectable, unstoppable, and incurable.
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. Recommended.
Self-employed PI Wyatt Hunt works low-profile surveillance and insurance fraud cases. But after a federal judge is murdered in Pacific Heights, Hunt forms his friends, stringers and associates into a confederation - the Hunt Club - to help nail the killer.
Although Erin Baker has left the CIA, she is needed to infiltrate a Cuban medical group whose head doctor is Erin's estranged father Dr. Emilio Diaz. Alec Donovan, a colleague at the FBI, wants Erin out of the agency's clutches but Erin is already in and suspects a dark plot unfolding.
Annie breaks the news to her curator ex-boyfriend Ernst: his museum's new $15 million Caravaggio is a fake. Then the janitor is killed, Ernst disappears, and a dealer makes off with several Old Master drawings. If she breaks the case using her old connections, Annie can finally pay the rent. But doing so could also draw her back into the underworld of forgers she swore she'd left behind.
DCI Logan McRae returns to his job in Aberdeen CID after recuperating from a gunshot wound and finds himself assigned to a brutal serial killer case.
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.
5 victims in a week: but just what is it that links these victims, other than the fact that all are over the age of fifty? Carella is stumped.
Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney learns of a major migrant and drug-smuggling operation. He suspects that either a local cop - or the manager of a boyhood friend's ranch - may be involved.
Alexander Lawson was a detective for Northern Ireland's police until he become a heroin addict and was forced to resign in disgrace. Then he learns that his high school love has been murdered in Denver, Colorado. He goes there, seeking redemption, and soon the bodies begin to pile up. Alex is forced to go on the run after the only credible lead to Victoria's murderer is accidentally killed. Wanted by both the Colorado cops and the British police, who believe he has information about a corruption scandal, and with the murderer closing in all the time, Alex will have to fight just to stay alive, never mind solving the terrifying case. Recommended.
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.
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.
Death stalks the streets of London. Special Agent Vincent Piper is an FBI Field Officer based in London. Any crime involving Americans is his business.
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.
Police Lieutenant John W. Driscoll has to guide his troubled NYPD team to catch the most cunning predator he has ever faced - a serial killer who steals the bones of his victims and displays them as trophies.
Ben Tennant works for the witness protection program, helping people clean up their pasts - which is why he is known as the "Laundry Man". Now a beautiful former client has reappeared and involved Ben in an international search for a missing nuclear-tipped missile.
Winner of the 2005 Edgar for best novel. California in the 1960's. The body of the lovely Janelle Vonn is discovered in an orange packing house. In the changing world of 1968, each brother is trying to find Janelle's killer. As the suspects multiply and secrets are exposed, the Becker brothers are drawn deeper into the past and closer to danger.
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.
17th-century Spanish swordsman-for-hire Captain Alatriste is hired to frighten two travelers. But then Emilio Bocanegra, the name synonymous with the Spanish Inquisition, intervenes and orders the two travelers murdered. And what happens next is only the first in a series of riveting twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe.
17th century Spain. Captain Alatriste is hired by a desperate father to rescue his daughter from a convent where a powerful priest is said to be using the girl as his personal concubine. The priest has threatened to reveal that the father is not of pure blood - that he is of Jewish descent. Alatriste soon realizes his adventure will take him to the highest levels of the Inquisition.
A one-woman private operative, Abby Sinclair stalks the stalkers. Her new client is a U.S. congressman shadowed by a mystery woman believed to be a disgruntled ex-employee. He wants her stopped. What Abby doesn't know is that FBI agent Tess McCallum is already on the case. Now, despite vowing never to work together again, Abby and Tess have been partnered in a deadly game. And this is a case that takes one surprising turn after another--because there's more to the story than anyone knows.
Pendergast is pit against his most personal foe yet, his greatest enemy, and one who has stalked him all of his life - his brother Diogenes. How can he stop a man who has had 20 years to plan the world's most horrendous crime?
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.
Ex-cons DeWayne and Leonard swipe a local construction company's payroll but make the mistake of leaving the owner dead. The owner's son is a violent drug-dealer who turns to Jack Keller, a war vet who tracks bail jumpers. Jack's brain full of combat nightmares primes him for every hunt and makes him keen for the heady scent of gunfire and the high that each takedown brings. But even Jack isn't ready for the violent vendetta between two trigger-happy North Carolina rednecks and a psycho blinded by rage.
The border town of Ludlow has medieval streets, a ruined castle, a cathedral sized parish church, and a wealth of legends and history. A sad teenage boy falls from the ruins. Is it murder or suicide? Because the boy's grandmother is convinced that she's seeing the ghostly apparition of her dead grandson, DS Andy Mumford renews his links with Reverend Merrily Watkins, a parish priest who grapples with crimes of a ghostly nature.
With a case that epitomizes New Russia, Arkady Renko is called to investigate the suicide of billionaire businessman, Pal Ivanov. Arkady uncovers hidden demons and byzantine international plots that drove Pal to his death. The trail leads to the Zone: the area surrounding Chernobyl. In that ghostly world he uncovers crimes and secrets about his nation. Recommended.
By tracing a black market transaction of plutonium, a CIA analyst learns that terrorists are about to attack a critical American target, a target that his estranged wife, aboard a Coast Guard cutter in the Bering Sea, is sailing toward.
Introducing amateur sleuth Molly Appleby, a sharp-witted writer for Collector's Weekly magazine. She has a keen knowledge of antiques, and a special fondness for collectibles. And when a fellow collector is murdered, Molly quickly develops an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind.
December, 1991: Alice Liddell, an American banker, comes to Moscow to oversee privatization of Russia's most famous vodka distillery and gets caught in politics and warfare between rival factions in the Russian mafia. Recommended.
Socialite Kealy Ryerson and her teenage kids are forced onto the street, alone, without any resources, after her husband, a high-profile defense attorney, is shot down in the street. and now she can't run: her apartment is under surveillance, and she can't get to her passport or any money. But without her fancy clothes and expensive makeup, no one recognizes Kealy - not her husband's partner, not her best friends.
New Year's Eve, 1919. Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge finds a brass cartridge casing that is seemingly identical to the countless others he'd seen during the war. But this one has an engraving in the metal. Soon he finds another - in a most unexpected place. These cartridge casings seem to point to unfinished business involving the war. A man with a dark secret, Rutledge already walks on the edge of sanity. Now someone is hunting him. But who?
14 of Tremayne's historical mysteries, ranging in time and place from 7th-century Ireland to Victorian England.
Tom Kirk, 35 years old, is indisputably the world's greatest art thief. Jeniffer Browne is an FBI agent with a tragic past and desperate for a second chance. Cassius is a criminal mastermind whose greed has no boundaries and whose mind has no conscience. These three weave their way through the global art world in a quest for the unique coin known as the Double Eagle.
Chicago, 1893: Thousands are flocking to the great Exposition - and a maniacal killer has made it his hunting ground. Inspector Alastair Ransom doesn't realize how desperate his search has become - for each passing hour brings the slayer closer to his next intended victim: Alastair Ransom.
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.
Blind eighteenth-century judge Sir John Fielding and his assistant Jeremy are confronted with a series of deaths that test even Sir John's legendary skills of deduction. A lord commits suicide about the same time that a hypnotism specialist arrives in London. The hypnotist is patronized by the lord's wife, a coincidence Fielding cannot overlook.
With the help of the phantom Aunt Dimity Lori Shepherd begins to amass and piece together clues that point to an illegal smuggling operation on the island, unaware of the growing danger.
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.
Ellis Portal, a disgraced former Toronto judge, has been readmitted to the practice of law. But within minutes of the ceremony he watches in horror as his former law classmate and enemy, Supreme Court Justice John Stoughton Melville, is led off in handcuffs, charged with murder. Ellis is coerced into serving as Melville's defense attorney, which pits him against his own daughter, Ellen, who is prosecuting the case.
When a routine investigation goes violently wrong Detective Joe Lucchesi leaves the NYPD and moves with his family to the coast of Ireland. But when a young girl from the village goes missing, Joe follows a twisted trail that leads back across the Atlantic to a Texas backwater where two teenage boys once made a chilling pact. Now one is dead and the other is howling for revenge.
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon comes face-to-face with the dark side of humanity when she investigates the disappearance of three young girls in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Dreamers are people attracted to the simple life in the rugged landscape of Scotland. They usually do not last the harsh winters. Local sleuth Hamish MacBeth finds dreamer Effie Garrand delusional about a relationship with local artist Jock Fleming. Effie is found in the mountains poisoned with hemlock. It is up to Hamish to find the dreamer's killer.
Senate aide Veronica Cooper was found in a secret Senate office beneath the Capitol building, on Senator Todd Glancy's favorite couch, blood pouring from the knife wound in her throat. The young woman's death comes on the heels of the release of a sordid videotape depicting her and Senator Glancy in compromising positions. With the senator's reputation in tatters, the evidence against him - as a sexual predator and possibly a killer-mounts. By the time a nationally televised murder trial begins, Ben Kincaid and his team know they're facing the challenge of a lifetime.
Psychologist Susan Pulaski is asked by Las Vegas Police Chief Robert O'Bannon to assist with the investigation into 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.
Father Colin Michener, Secretary to Pope Clement XV, worries over the frequent visits his boss makes to the Vatican archives over the Virgin Mary's secret 1917 Fatima prophecy. When a Romanian priest connected with the secrets is murdered, the Vatican's powerful Secretary of State sees an opportunity to make a move against the Pope. And Michener finds himself sent abroad on a mysterious errand for Clement.
Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is now an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen - until his help is needed by his former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, in her quest for the treasure of the Templars. Competing for the historic prize - and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses - is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command.
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. Recommended.
Rival interior decorators Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan stumble into a case where the colours aren't all that bleed.
12 year old Bobby Sawhill brutally murdered two people. Now he's 21 and being released from juvenile detention. The residents of his small, sleepy hometown know it's only a matter of time before Bobby kills again.
Harry Bosch is back at the LAPD, given the job of solving old, unsolved crimes. New DNA evidence reopens the 1988 death of a 16 year old girl. A white supremacist with close ties to the police department becomes a suspect, but Bosch and his partner, Kizmin Rider, can't take a step without threatening higher-ups in the force.
Charlie Parker's longtime friend and professional killer Louis begins a solo quest for a young girl who has been mysteriously abducted. Parker is soon drawn into the search. The girl's disappearance, he learns, is linked to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, a 1944 slaughter at a French monastery, and the myth of an object known as the Black Angel.
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. Recommended.
Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James's idyllic holiday in Cheshire is interrupted by murder both past and present. A teenager drowns in a local canal, the remains of an infant are discovered in an old canalside dairy barn, and then a troubled former social worker is found murdered in her boat.
Cally's Thanksgiving holiday ends badly when her ailing Aunt Daphne is poisoned during the turkey dinner. Now, Cally - along with her quirky family - is going to have to use every extra sense she has if she's going to catch a killer.
1962. A middle-aged Dutch spy meets his death in Istanbul. Jack Mallory and Laura Morse, clandestine operatives for the Consultancy, are ordered to exact revenge. Their targets are holed up in an extinct South Seas volcano preparing for an earthshaking confrontation.
Six year old Tutankhamun's reign is threatened when extraordinary news reaches Thebes - Pharoah Akenhaten has apparently returned from the dead and is gathering armed supporters to reclaim his throne. Mahu, former Chief of Police, must investigate before chaos breaks out.
Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid has come to a Puget Sound island to oversee her best friend's wedding. But when her own mother announces her engagement to a local millionaire, Carnegie inherits more than two hostile about-to-be stepsisters and a new father she doesn't quite trust. Then the millionaire's key employee turns up dead and the local police - including one gorgeous blond hunk of a deputy - start breathing down her neck.
Asian scholar and black-belt artist Connor Burke labours as a deshi, a student under the tutelage of a master warrior - a practice that draws him into the execution-style murder of a Japanese businessman, into the dangers of a lethal samurai heritage, and finally, into the unknown darkness of an elite mountain temple where Connor's deadliest challenge awaits.
A client wants wisecracking New York detective Desiree Shapiro to nab his old aunt's killer. But things get sticky as the suspects keep multiplying - and Dez's tepid relationship with her hot neighbour Nick starts to simmer.
Forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver is vacationing in Hawaii when he becomes involved in a decade-long mystery. In 1994 one of two elderly Swedish brothers who owned a huge ranch was murdered. The same night his brother disappeared in a small plane. Now divers have found the wreckage of that plane in a lagoon, along with some skeletal remains.
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.
A futuristic Islamic America is created by simultaneous suitcase-nuke detonations in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Mecca. This sneak attack became known at the "Zionist Betrayal". The USA has become a moderate Islamic nation with the former Bible belt breaking away as a Christian nation. Young historian Sarah Dougan and her lover, Rakkim Epps find themself hunted by a briliant psychopathic assassin when they discover that the "Betrayal" was not linked to Israel at all but rather to a radical Muslim who is poised to take over the entire nation.
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.
Though attorney Josie Baylor-Bates swore off rich clients years ago, she succumbs to Grace McCreary's plea for help. The sister of a Senate hopeful - Josie's former lover - Grace is accused of murdering her disturbed sister-in-law. As Josie steps back into the world of privilege and power to prove her own worth and her client's innocence, she risks everything she now holds dear.
A serial bomber has kidnapped a young girl with plans to unleash his incendiary powers on live television. But he reckons without LAPD homicide detective and single mother Alex Delillo.
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Three policemen have been killed over the course of a few days. Espinosa, chief of the 12th Precinct, doesn't have much to go on until the body of a woman connected to one of the dead cops is found on the sidewalk below her apartment window.
A hospital psychiatrist feels he's being stalked by a young patient. For as long as possible he convinces himself that the young man is harmless, but when the doctor's daughter disappears and the patient goes missing, he calls on Espinosa for help. Soon after the patient turns up dead. With his death begins a chain of other deaths, each more mysterious than the one that preceded it, each seemingly linked to the doctor and his former patient.
Teddy Folger is bored with his life, so he burns down his comic-book store for the insurance money. The plan: sail to a distant island where he can drink rum and chase women. But things don't work out quite as Teddy planned. Connor Samson is repo man extraordinaire, and he's reclaimed Teddy's boat. But Connor doesn't know about the priceless stowaway on board. Soon, billionaire collector Ahira Kurisaka and a gang of would-be ninjas are hot on Connor's trail - and they'll stop at nothing to get what they want. With chaos just a few steps behind him, Connor is going to have to act fast... or become just another expendable on a bloody path to the ultimate collectible. Recommended.
A young mother is kidnapped while on a romantic weekend with her husband. She is taken to an isolated cabin to star in an underground snuff film.
Jury spends three nights in the Old Wine Shades pub listening to Harry Johnson, apparently an expert in quantum physics, spin a complicated tale about a woman and her dog who disappeared viewing property in Surrey. Jury wonders how true the story is and finds it checked out - until the body showed up.
1929: Vermilion, Illinois is a prosperous small town where World War I veteran Boyd Calvin lives, driving a trolley and living hand-to-mouth in a flophouse. Then he stumbles upon the scene of his wife's brutal killing, loses his nerve and runs, only to be captured and jailed for murder. He escapes, but soon discovers the fugitive's underworld is not for him and decides to return to Vermilion. There he discovers a small group of supporters who believe in his innocence and convince Boyd to fight for the justice that has eluded him.
Mark DeAvecca is a bright student at the elite Windsor prep school. His roommate is rumoured to be having an affair with the headmaster's wife. When Mark finds his roommate dead, hung from the ceiling, he is suspected of committing the crime. Mark's mother asks retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to investigate.
Sean Drummond, JAG lawyer, is dispatched to investigate the suicide of one of DC's most influential defense officials who is a staunch supporter of the war in Iraq.
Elizabeth is perturbed. One of her artists has been 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?
Detectives Kay Delaney and Danny Finnerty are called to a Baltimore private high school to investigate a grisly discovery. A human heart - and no body - has been discovered on the school's exclusive grounds. Kay and Finn search for the killer and, in the process, start to unravel a series of brutal crimes which all appear to be linked. [Canadian author].
A young Englishwoman comes to Tokyo seeking a rare piece of film footage that has been lost for decades, showing a specific incident during the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre. Only one man can help her - a survivor of the masscre and now a visiting professor at the university of Todai in Tokyo. In order to get his trust she accepts a job as a hostess in an upmarket nightspot catering to Japanese businessmen and wealthy yakuza, where a certain gangster may be the key - an old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourge, rumoured to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health.
Former Navajo Tribal Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn gets sucked into investigating a trading post robbery which involves an attache case filled with diamonds. Sergeant Chee and his fiancee Bernie are also on the case.
Somewhere due west of Deadwood, a pair of unlikely cowboy sleuths have adopted Sherlock Holmes as their model after reading Doyle's stories in Harper's Weekly. Now it's time to put Sherlock's lessons to work.
When Simon Puttock's servant is seemingly burnt to death along with his wife and child, he vows revenge, which sets off a chain of dark and dangerous events.
When a villager's property is burned down, the locals think no further misfortune could befall him - until they find his son's body among the ruins. As a sinister twist emerges in what seems to be a tragic accident, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Simon arrive to unravel the mystery. But then threats are issued against Baldwin's own family.
Georgia Barnett and her cameraman Zeke are minding their own business when they suddenly find themselves in the middle of a dangerous, and unusual, bank robbery: the gunman, Brett, isn't looking for money but media attention. The police have ignored his pleas to help find his missing daughter. With Zeke held as hostage, Georgia agrees to investigate the disappearance.
Carl Zwick is an aging Chicago Cubs baseball player struck by tragedy. Anita Mills is a pretty single black mother just trying to get by. A random act of brutality in one of Chicago's rougher neighbourhoods permanently ends her struggle. Richard Allen Smith walks the streets of ChiTown saying God has sent him. He has an unusual, rather nasty way of getting converts to see the light. What do these people have in common? Nothing, it would seem, except they are all part of Detective Abe Lieberman's very long day.
Sherlock Holmes knows only one mind devious enough to have stolen a gold bullion shipment from the Empress of India - Professor Moriarty. Moriarty, sadly, didn't do it, and so takes it upon himself to find out who did.
Elena and her brother Pablo are unaware that 10 million dollars worth of diamonds are hidden in their Havana apartment. But the son of the man who buried them there wants them and sends a ruthless Vietnam vet to retrieve them. But soon the treasure hunters find themselves being hunted.
What do you get when you mix beautiful people, family secrets, and a yacht washed up on Sunset Key with a hundred grand in cash and a dying man? If you're Steve Solomon, you see a case that can get Solomon and Lord off the ground. If you're Victoria Lord, you see a golden opportunity to go out on your own. With her uncle a murder suspect and her hunky ex-boyfriend back in the picture, Victoria is pushing to take control as Solomon struggles to keep from losing it.
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.
Mathematician Arthur Seldon receives a cryptic note that leads him to the murdered body of an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code. Then more murders follow. But what connects the victims - and how it does it relate to his mathematical research?
Extravagant, blue-blooded Dallas socialite Cissy Blevins Kendricks believes an old friend's demise at the swanky Belle Meade retirement community was hastened - and she's ready to check herself into Belle Meade incognito to prove it. Cissy's rebellious daughter Andrea has no choice but to join her mom in search of the truth - especially when more well-heeled widows start turning up dead.
Lawyer Rick Redman is given the Fitzgibbons case and suspects he's being set up to lose. After all, the murder victim was found dead in a nearby alleyway after a very vocal argument with the accused, a young man with an unhealthy fondness for sharp implements. But the accused's father is an important client of the firm.
When a councilman is found with a bullet hole in his head, Sheriff Bill Tatum knows this was no hunting accident. And after nearly losing his life to his corrupt predecessor, Tatum has his doubts about everyone's innocence.
11 stories that feature crimesolving canines and sly, sleuthing cats, including entries from J. A. Jance, Jan Burke, Ed Gorman, and Noreen Ayres.
Benjamin Perkins thought he had his hands full taking care of his family's specialty soap store and keeping his quirky clan in line and out of trouble. But he's about to learn that when it comes to murder, there's no such thing as a clean getaway.
Francis H is World I vet, now a West Ham undertaker during the Luftwaffe's bombing raids in World War II. During one raid he encounters a man running across rubble screaming that he has been stabbed. Francis decides he is mad, since there is no sign of blood. But few days later the same man turns up in Francis' parlour.
Seismologist Doug Lam's warnings do not deter a wealthy developer from construction of a luxury resort on on the unstable Washington State island of Cascadia. Then seismic rumblings along the Northwest Corridor escalate to deadly tremors. With the island imploding and the military ill-supplied, Doug and his girlfriend, pilot Jennifer Lindstrom, race to evacuate the island by air while dreading the worst: the upheaval signals the approach of a killer tsunami.
Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot of Marseilles is on the trail of a serial killer, nicknamed the Waterman because he drowns his victims.
A collection of her crime and suspense short stories.
1903: Charles and Kate Sheridan are invited to Blenheim Palace, which stands on the site of Marlborough Hall. It was here in 1154 Henry II found his young mistress poisoned to death. Kate is working on a book on this old scandal but is diverted when a household maid is kidnapped. Soon she begins to notice odd parallels between old crimes and new.
Lord and Lady Sheridan are asked to investigate after two deaths occur, apparently accidents, at a wireless telegraph station. But then, after a local girl is found drowned, the Sheridans see that there is something sinister at work at the station.
On the eve of a visit to relatives in Havana, 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.
Since a fall from a 6th floor hotel room, San Diego homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw sees little coloured shapes when people speak. His synesthesia acts like a primitive lie detector. This will come in handy after he is assigned to investigate the apparent suicide of an investigator for the City's Ethics Authority Enforcement Unit.
Detective Louis Kincaid is led into long dark tunnels to unearth unimaginably depraved crimes after the body of a stranger is found in the grave of a woman in the forgotten cemetery of an abandoned, notorious sanitarium in Michigan.
Lydia Beauchamp lives in the stark beautiful Trawbawn, near the small village of Skibbereen. Ma Beauchamp's private existence is interrupted when a stranger, a young man named Adam arrives. Lydia sends her new confidante, Adam, to Dublin to find her estranged daughter. What terrible past has driven a daughter from her mother?
Lt. Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate when patients begin inexplicably dying in the San Francisco Medical Center.
Dilettante chef Angie Amalfi leaps at the chance to spend some time away with her fiance in the sun-drenched Arizona desert town where he'd spent time as a boy - even though her groom-to-be is going back there to help a friend investigate the murder of a wealthy local. But after a second course of murder is served up, suddenly Angie's tasty getaway with her lover is starting to look more and more like her final meal.
Robert Mallon has lived for ten quiet years in affluent Santa Barbara, California, when an encounter on a beach with a mysterious young woman shatters his peaceful, carefully constructed life. Despite Mallon's desperate attempts, he loses her, and becomes obsessed with discovering why. He hires detective Lydia Marks to uncover the secrets of this stranger's life, and what they learn propels them into a terrifying world of sinister secrets and deadly hatreds. Targeting Mallon is the master hunter Parish, a man with an expert understanding of evil, who preys on rich people's desires for dominance and revenge. Mallon is drawn into a lethal struggle with this deadly adversary-and then another, and another, and another.
Lois Meade, cleaner and part-time sleuth, is restless. It is some time since she helped out her old admirer and adversary, Chief Inspector Hunter Cowgill, and she misses the excitement. When the call comes from Cowgill, asking her for help once more, she hardly hesitates, and so Lois is plunged into a web of mystery, bigotry and intrigue.
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.
When a da Vinci masterwork is stolen from a private collector, Puller Monk is assigned to the case and thus is pitted against a sleeper spy whose objective is Monk himself. She answers to many names, adapts to each identity, and is trained in every deadly art. Only a select few know who she really is. A killing game begins between the agent and the sleeper. Both are the hunted. Both are the hunter.
2059: New York City police detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer who has claimed the lives of both a father and his son.
A twisted woman who tormented Police Lt. Eve Dallas during her childhood now tries to blackmail Eve's husband Roarke - and turns up dead. Eve and Roarke must now learn who it was that turned the tables and made the victimizer a victim.
Philadelphia prep school English teacher Amanda Pepper finds the blue-blooded Tomas Severin dying at the foot of the school's marble staircase. More questions arise when Amanda enters her otherwise empty classroom and finds a take-out cup of herbal tea laced with the party drug her students call roofies. Why would a middle-aged Philadelphian have a date-rape drug in his tea? Why does he have Amanda's name scribbled in his pocket notebook?
Decius Caecilius Metellus is dispatched to seek glory by ridding the Mediterranean of pirates. Decius must humour Princess Cleopatra who is visiting Cypress and decipher the clues hinting at a much larger conspiracy behind the increasing acts of piracy.
Three young men formerly at public school together now set off on profoundly opposing courses. Set in 1930's Spain, one is set to spy on another and the ramifications of a tragic love story will haunt them all.
Ostracized from the family unit ever since her parents dumped eight-year-old Josie Toadfern in a local orphanage, the small-town laundress is stunned to find herself invited to crabby old family matriarch "Mamaw" Toadfern's Thanksgiving celebration. More shocking still, Josie's long lost mom and pop, blandly unapologetic and full of new - probably illegal - get-rich-quick schemes also show up. And when a dead body turns up Josie finds herself in the most uncomfortable position of having to prove her disreputable dad innocent of murder.
Gabriel Allon is pitted against a Palestinian mastermind, as hunter and hunted pursue each other across a landscape drenched with generations of blood.
Former reporter and classic car restorer Rebecca Moore is enticed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to join a pit crew. Working pit lane, her innate toughness shields her from the taunts and insults being tossed her way. But the bullet that whizzes past her head, shattering the windshield of the vintage race car in her care, can't be as easily ignored - nor can the body she finds in the cockpit the day before the race.
Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough is bound for Scotland to explore her genealogical roots along with her friend Laura, not to mention a tour group full of unusual travel mates. But when two empty coffins mysteriously appear in the church in the small town where the group is staying - though none of the locals have died - things take a turn for the macabre. And when the bodies of two Americans are discovered occupying the coffins, MacLaren finds herself back on the job.
Regina Cutter, recent victim of a broken marriage, has relocated to her psychic aunt's townhouse in Boston and has acquired her aunt's ability. In her new job as police psychic, Reggie is called upon to prove the false imprisonment of a drug felon in this thrilling new series debut.
Greek opera singer Sophia Simeonidis is distressed to find a tree has appeared overnight in her garden. She asks three impecunious historians, nicknamed "the three evangelists", to investigate. They find nothing - but then Sophia's dead body turns up three weeks later.
Jamie Ferrara is pulled back to her small New Jersey hometown after a dear friend dies in a grotesque boating accident. At the funeral an old friend reminds Jamie that the death was mysteriously similar to the murder dreamed up a decade ago by their secret "killing club," formed when they were high school misfits who spent their free time thinking up ingenious ways to murder the people they despised.
Lee Scarborough's search for a stolen 120 grand leads him to a ruthless femme fatale with schemes that threaten to destroy his life.
When a Texas drug-dealer is charged with a grisly murder of three teenagers, police officer Diane Wellman knows the case is built on a lie - and has been set up for a fall as well. She finds common cause with her new cellmate, a political activist crucified for the crimes of others. The two are soon on the lam, one step ahead of the law as they pursue their quests to settle the score.
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. Recommended.
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.
Since she is missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of 9/11, Anna Petrescu takes the opportunity to track down whoever it was that killed an aristocratic old lady and made off with a Van Gogh masterpiece.
North Carolina dog trainer Raine Stockton and an inexperienced Golden Retriever named Cisco must help find a mother and a 6 year old girl who have been kidnapped and taken deep into the woods.
The mass graves of Kurapaty forest offer testimony to Nazi atrocities in Byelorussia. The murder of a colleague and the enigmatic research notes she leaves behind set in motion a nightmarish train of events for Faith Lange, a lecturer at Manchester University. And the discovery that her frail and beloved grandfather may be a fugitive war criminal leaves her facing agonizing choices.
Attorney David Hirsch emerges from a 7-year prison term for embezzlement humbled and genuinely contrite. But when an elderly man in his minyan asks for his help with a product liability case involving his daughter's death, Hirsch takes it on only to discover that the lawsuit conceals a cold-blooded murder. With the help of Dulcie Lorenz, the altruistic, public-spirited attorney the dead woman worked for, Hirsch pursues the liability case while quietly amassing evidence against the highly placed person he suspects of murder.
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.
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.
Jilted bride Isabelle Leonard is hired by lifestyle maven Becky Belden to work at her magazine. Isabelle learns that nearly a dozen employees of Becky Belden Media have met mysterious deaths. Isabelle is nearly killed during a botched burglary and wonders about the darker side behind the overzealous decorating tips.
The anonymous caller who taunts the Derbyshire police with talk of an imminent killing could be just a hoaxer, but Detective Dianne Fry is certain she's dealing with a killer. DC Ben Cooper meanwhile is looking into the area's first case of bodysnatching.
Florida lawman Bill Tasker reluctantly teams up again with the FBI on a case involving a stolen Stinger missile. He begins poking around when something about the case doesn't seem right.
The Joanne Kilborn mysteries A COLDER KIND OF DEATH, A KILLING SPRING, and A VERDICT IN BLOOD in one volume.
Gabriel Du Pre hunts for a mysterious kidnapped girl - who may or may not be in real danger. Regardless, he must also deal with a group of protesting Fundamentalists and the return of his granddaughter from Washington DC.
Eight years ago Chris Sinclair sent Steve Greerdon to jail for armed robbery. Now, new DNA evidence shows that he is innocent and Sinclair sees that Greerdon is set free. Two police officers are murdered and Greerdon is found at the scene of the crime with no alibi. Sinclair grows suspicious. Either crooked cops are trying to cover up a years-old crime, or he was a fool for helping to free Greerdon.
The excitement generated by the remarriage of Harry and veterinarian Fair is overwhelmed by the brutal murder of a world-famous grape and fungal expert who has come to Crozet, Virginia to visit local vineyards.
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.
Jack's dealer, imprisoned at Mountjoy, calls him to Dublin and asks him to find out the truth about his sister's death. Jack reluctantly agrees - not realizing the danger and violence that will result.
Dana Leoni, a traumatized woman who has retreated from life to a rough rooming house surrounded by the marginalized and the mad, organizes her housemates when one of them turn up dead, a neighbourhood woman disappears, and the police are at a loss.
Detective Frank De Nardo is tracking a young woman who disappeared after interviewing the mysterious man named Santos Dracol. His search plunges him into a world of dark clubs and darker perversions hidden in the underbelly of New York City.
When the poisoned bonbons end the life of a town troublemaker, candy shop owner Abby Shaw finds herself trapped in an extremely sticky situation.
A local auction house owner dies under suspicious circumstances. Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning investigates and uncovers a criminal enterprise of art fogery, fraud, and murder that leads her into the murky swamps of the South Carolina Lowcountry in search of answers. Includes a recipe and tea-making tips.
Celia is shocked when her second husband presents her with a gift - the very house where, as a child, she shot her mother while trying to protect her from her violent stepfather. When the real estate agent who has made the sale recognizes her and, soon after, is murdered, Celia is accused of the crime. Once again, she is home - the place where she is stamped as a murderess.
An original novel based on the Fox television series Bones, which is based on the life of forensic anthropologist and bestselling author Kathy Reichs.
Conant collaborates with her daughter on a series of culinary mysteries that feature Chloe Carter, food connoisseur and survivor of failed romances. Recipes are included.
Max Holman is being released from a ten year stint in prison and he is thinking about reconciliation with his police officer son. Then he receives news that his son and three other officers are shot dead inthe L.A. warehouse district. The evidence points to Alejandro Juarez but the police are doing nothing to solve the case. Max then decides to conduct his own renegade investigation into police corruption.
The philosopher Aristotle helps former student Stephanos investigate a break-in and brutal murder. The culprit decides to go after Stephanos, which makes planning his wedding to Philomela difficult. Aristotle, Stephanos and Philomela go to Eleusis for a mystic initiation into the Mysteries, and there all mysteries are solved.
Wedding planner Annabelle Archer is chased from the kitchen of a swank hotel by a temperamental chef who is later discovered impaled on an ice sculpture. But it is Annabelle's friend Georgia, the hotel's catering exec, who is prime suspect. But this is only the first in a series of chef deaths, and Annabelle must find the killer.
Allison Pagone, a mother caught between competing forces, is on trial for murder. The prosecutor wants her on death row, an FBI agent believes she can squeeze her into ratting on her family, a daughter and ex-husband need to save their own skins. And circling them all is a group who'd prefer to eliminate her quietly and anonymously, but who also are not what they seem.
Alexandra Barnaby is back to mix it up with irresistably hot race car driver Sam Hooker and battle a whole new set of bad guys in the Florida heat.
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.
Nick Conover is the CEO of a major corporation, and before the layoffs the most admired man in a company town. Now a faceless stalker menaces his family. He decides to take action, a tragedy ensues - and immediately his life spirals out of control. At work, Nick begins to uncover a conspiracy against him, involving some of his closest colleagues.
The Cookie Jar is snack central when Lake Eden's Main Street is rented out as a movie set for a week. But then director Dean Lawrence demonstrates a suicide scene with a prop gun that turns out to be real.
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.
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.
A blackmailer. A dead detective. A mysterious letter comes to Dr. Sloan that makes an unusual request: avenge a murder.
A politician is framed for murder. He becomes intent on exacting revenge on the conspirators who ruined him.
Christina McMullen, psychologist extraordinaire, must find her secretary's missing boyfriend. Okay, so she secretly hopes the vertically challenged computer geek has harmlessly departed from Elaine's life - after all, there's no evidence to suggest foul play. But when her razor-sharp instincts, honed by years as a cocktail waitress, start screaming, she'll have to use all her skills to protect Laney and herself from a fate far worse than heartbreak...and a little more like murder.
After a wealthy oilman plunges 10 storeys to his death from a hotel room balcony, 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.
LA Times reporter Eve Diamond searches for the killer of the beautiful actress Katarina Venturi. Could it be Eve's own love, Silvio Aguilar, who had a key to Katarina's apartment and may have visited her the morning of her death?
NYPD detective Jane Bauer is led from Greenwich Village brownstones to middle-class Queens as she probes the murder of an African-American undercover cop.
Annie Darling is delighted when her husband's new case takes them to Golden Silk, a remote private island. The island's owner has invited Annie and Max and the guests who were present during the fateful weekend that a media magnate died. The life of the party just might be the next victim.
American forensic pathologist Nora Gavin has been called to an archaeological site in the bleak midlands west of Dublin to assist at an excavation where a well-preserved Iron Age body has been found buried in a peat bog. Once again she must call on the help of Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire. Recommended.
DI Frank Elder is persuaded out of his unsettled, unhappy Cornwall retirement by DS Maddy Birch after the take down of a violent criminal goes bad, leaving both the target and a young constable dead.
Years after a fatal plane hijacking, US Marines invade the terrorists' headquarters in Afghanistan and discover a completely different version of events. Alex Shanahan, a former airline operations manager turned PI, struggles to remain aloft in the turbulent world of national security as she searches for the truth about the hijacking.
Sled dog racer Jessie Arnold is invited to a work party at her friend's old lighthouse. When one guest ends up dead, phone lines and radio connections cut, Jessie realizes that there is a killer on the loose on a small Alaskan island.
Bike messenger Jace Damon is making a delivery for a bottom-feeding lawyer and ends up in a fight for his life. Narrowly escaping, he returns to the attorney's office to find the lawyer has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. Recommended.
Florida attorney December Vaughn shows a drug company and its ruthless lawyers that some blondes are smarter than they look.
Ex-St. Paul cop Rushmore McKenzie searches for a missing woman whose bone marrow could help save her young sister dying of leukemia. The trail, which starts with pimps and drug dealers, leads unexpectedly to some very respectable businessmen - and to some people far more dangerous than the low-life hustlers he expected.
Just as summer in Loon Lake is heating up, the town gets turned upside down by the bizarre triple homicide discovered on a backcountry road.
The discovery of a headless corpse on the rock below the cliffs on the Isle of Wight takes DI Joe Faraday to the centre of the grim trade in human cargo from the crippled societies of the Balkans. From cheap labour to prostitution, Portsmouth like every other city in the UK, has a black economy built on illegal immigration.
In the summer of 2009, Washington D.C. is tense over a showdown between the US and Libya. Laura Chapman is a secret agent assigned to the White House to prevent an assassination plot against the new president. The odds are heavily against her locating the alleged assassin and she cannot shake the suspicion that she is being set up.
Last in the series featuring LPGA golfer Cassie Burdette. She is steeling her nerves for the US Women's Open when a rival is poisoned. And strange e-mails and messages prove to Cassie that competition can truly be murder.
An anthology of original stories in which the truth about the 35 months following Reichenbach Falls is unveiled. While some stories place Holmes in such familiar locations as New York and San Francisco, others find him high in the Himalayas or above the Arctic Circle. Among the contributors are Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, Carolyn Wheat, Michael Collins.
LA homicide detective Claire Morgan moves to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and is thus on hand after a grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive "wellness" resort. One of Dr. Nicholas Black's high-profile clients has been found dead, taped to a chair at a fully set table - submerged in the lake. Claire finds herself drawn to the charismatic doctor, spending time in his company. But is Black trying to help her - or luring her even deeper into a madman's grip?
DS Stella Mooney stares at the brutalized body of a young woman in a London park while Robert Kimber watches Stella. He goes to Nottinghill Station the next morning and confesses to the murder but Stella doubts his guilt.
Lem Altick is peddling encyclopedias door to door to pay for college. Then, in a sweltering trailer in rural Florida, a couple whom Lem has spent hours pitching is shot dead before his eyes. The killer, the mysterious and strangely charismatic Melford Kean, a self-styled ethical assassin, hadn't planned on a witness, and so he makes Lem a deal: Stay quiet and there will be no problems. Go to the police and take the fall. Before Lem can decide, he is drawn against his will into the realm of the assassin, a post-Marxist intellectual with whom he forms an unlikely (and perhaps unwise) friendship.
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.
In the sequel to DEAD I WELL MAY BE mercenary Michael Forsythe is forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell on behalf of the FBI. He must insinuate himself into the good graces of a band of political terrorists.
When Tucson murder victims turn out to be Frankie's colleague and a favorite student, Frankie joins the hunt for the killers, bringing her geologist's eye and analytical skills to aid two old friends - sheriff's detective Toni Navarro and private investigator Philo Dane. As the search unfolds, Frankie ventures into an elite fringe world where the antiquities trade slips too easily into international money-laundering and far higher stakes.
Philly cops match wits with a depraved killer preying on Catholic schoolgirls.
Jesse Stone identified a partially decomposed body that has washed ashore to be that of a recently divorced Florida heiress with a penchant for steamy sex. However, no one associated with the deceased is willing to talk to the Paradise, Massachusetts police chief.
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.
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.
6 years ago US Witness protection marshal Roland Larson did the unthinkable: he fell in love with a protected witness, Hope Stevens, whose testimony was to put away prominent members of the Romero crime family. Now the Romeros know her new identity and Larson must match wits with a brutally ingenious killer whose sole target is Hope Stevens.
Justin de Quincy, the Queen's Man, must work on behalf of his nemesis, Prince John. Someone has forged a document that implicates John in a plot to kill his brother Richard. Justin consents to help John only when he realizes that Eleanor too will suffer if Richard hears of the document.
Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbs is determined to find the killer of an LA underworld figure, but finds her project complicated by a parallel investigation run by PI Joe Pitt. Additional murders begin to occur, and the killer changes identity and appearance to strike again and again.
Back in print after a 50 year hiatus. Bullets fly when Bill Wayne sets off on a road trip to find out which of his former army buddies shot him in the back and left him for dead.
It finally falls into place for the Nameless Detective: the funerals James Troxell was attending were all for women who had died violently. Was he responsible? One woman thought so, thought Troxell had killed her sister, and her insistence was becoming a problem.
Homicide detective Ana DeLeon is shot and her husband, Ralph Arguello is the prime suspect. Ralph turns to his pal Tres Navarre to help him clear his name. Tres must walk a tightrope of violence, lies, loyalty, and revenge to save a friend. Recommended.
Serial killer Earl Sykes, hungry for revenge, is out of jail and has set his sights on Lt. Kelly O'Shaunisy, the daughter of his captor. When young women begin to disappear from a seaside boardwalk, Kelly can't make headway on the case and is forced to accept the help of Sherry Moore, a blind psychic who can see the last 18 seconds of a murder victim's life by touching the corpse.
Precious Ramotswe finds herself busier than usual at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (of all times for Mma Makutsi to take up dance lessons!) when a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive and the baffling appearance in her yard of a mysterious pumpkin add to her concerns. Also, Mma Ramotswe's husband - the estimable Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni - is overburdened with work even before one of his apprentices runs off with a wealthy woman. But what finally rattles her normally unshakeable composure is the visitor who forces her to confront a painful secret from her past.
Ex-state trooper Harry Rane (of THE BARBED-WIRE KISS) becomes caught up with Nikki Ellis, a woman desperate for help. Her ex, Johnny Harrow, has just been released from prison, and he's on his way to settle his accounts.
On her first day as a full-time reporter, Bubbles lands in jail with a murder suspect named Crazy Popeye, who grants Bubbles an exclusive interview shortly before keeling over herself. Suddenly, Bubbles's interview notes are a hot commodity among a romance-obsessed police detective, a Polish Mafioso, and a dentist with an apparent foot fetish.
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.
Regina Cutter has a job as psychic for the Boston police. Reggie is asked to get involved with a deal. Steven is murdered and her apartment door is smeared with blood. Will her psychic abilities help to prove her innocence and stop the killer?
J. A. Jance, Virginia Lanier, Cassie West and Lee Charles Kelley each contribute a tale of mystery featuring canines.
FBI agent Chip Pierce was found poisoned, a single word-cabron-carved into his stomach. The only suspect is the infamous Tekun Uman, a seductive and brilliant Guatemalan drug dealer who once got under Romilia's skin-and never quite left. Now, skirting official regulations to begin a personal hunt for Tekun, Romilia will stumble into a world where terror, fanaticism, and murder collide. What awaits her is a shocking new evil-and the ultimate threat to everything she holds dear.
Dortmunder's crew are distracted from their current project, a lavish New York apartment filled with hordes of valuables when they learn their beloved gin joint, the OJ, has fallen into the hands of the Mafia.
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.
Doc Ford listens to an old woman tell of a loved one lost while rendezvousing with a German submarine off the coast of Florida 60 years ago, of her belief that he was being blackmailed. A category 4 hurricane has stirred up wrecks from the ocean bottom and she wants Doc Ford to prove his innocence by uncovering the remains of his boat.
Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory investigates the homicide of Hannah Grant, a friend and fellow therapist. He begins by trying to find 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.