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.
[BC author]. When a squire's body is found hanging from a tree, Templar Bascot de Marins is given the task of unearthing the truth before an unprecedented meeting of kings at Lincoln Castle.
Why are the members of a Chicago jazz band being targeted by the mysterious hitman known as the Cleaner? Is it because of the romance between a member of the band and a Mafia princess?
Quirke is a surly pathologist living in 1950s Dublin. One night, after having a few drinks at a party, he returns to the morgue to find his brother-in-law tampering with the records on a young woman's corpse. The next morning, when his hangover has worn off, Quirke reluctantly begins looking into the woman's history. He discovers a plot that spans two continents, implicates the Catholic Church, and may just involve members of his own family. He is warned - first subtly, then with violence - to lay off, but Quirke is a stubborn man. Recommended.
Anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton founded Tennessee's world-famous Body Farm - a small piece of land where corpses are left to decay in order to gain important forensic information. But now, after he re-creates a crime scene at the Farm, a second, unexplained corpse appears in the grisly setting. Accused of a horrific crime - he is transformed overnight from a respected professor to a hated and feared pariah.
A city moves in mysterious ways. Walter and Magaret have rubbish jobs, and when they meet through a dating agency, neither is who they seem. Margaret's married for a start, and Walter's encounter with her husband, Billy, leaves him black and blue. Billy's a dodgy accountant for racketeer politician Pink Harrison. Superintendent James Mallow, CID, a hardened copper at the end of his career, is determined to nail Pink and when a dismembered body is discovered, Mallow thinks he's got his man.
Maid Mrs. Gillespie is murdered, violently, felled by a metal bucket. Hamish MacBeth, following a tactic that has proved fruitful in the past, decides that the victim's penchant for gossip had led her to gather secrets from her clients. The list of suspects, therefore, is the list of those whose homes she cleaned.
Cleveland's Evelyn James arrives at a bizarre crime scene where a young woman has drowned, her feet sunk in cement. The forensic trace evidence expert can see this one will be a challenge. And then a second victim is found, and the police - and Evelyn - are in a race against time to catch the killer.
Attorney-turned-senator Ben Kincaid must advise a Supreme Court nominee during the thorny confirmation process. Judge Roush seems a shoo-in until he decides to out himself on national television. The uproar becomes a tabloid nightmare when a brutally murdered woman is discovered in the judge's backyard. The game is anything but politics as usual.
In 1960s Greenwich village a beautiful college student gets involved with a stoner and his sociopathic roommate. Drug deals lead to murder. Long out of print.
Polly Duncan is off to Paris, temporarily leaving Jim Qwilleran without his lady companion. Good thing there's lots to keep Jim busy. Like a mysterious death from a bee sting that leaves everyone but Koko the Siamese in a state of confusion. If only the kitty with sixty whiskers would stop pussyfooting around and let Jim in on the deadly secret
Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort. But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen. Jack Taylor, devastated by the recent trauma of personal loss, has always believed himself to be beyond salvation. But a new job offers a fresh start, and an unexpected partnership provides hope that his one desperate vision - of family - might yet be fulfilled. An eerie mix of exorcism, a predatory stalker, and unlikely attraction conspires to lure him into a murderous web of dark conspiracies. The specter of a child haunts every waking moment.
Shane Scully is asked to help investigate the case of a small-time crook doing life in California's Corcoran State Prison for the murder of his mother. The convict says his confession was coerced - and Shane isn't prepared to dismiss this after learning the original homicide detective was Brian Devine, a ruthless cop with whom Scully has a bad history. But the case is abruptly shut down by an LAPD deputy chief, and Shane begins to suspect that for unknown, perhaps political, reasons the prisoner really may have been framed by the police.
Doing a favour for a friend has Charlotte cleaning rooms at the New Orleans Jazzy hotel, a historic Garden District mansion. The hotel is serving as a home-away-from-home for Shreveport's chapter of the Red Scarf Sorority, a group of socially elite women in their forties. When a young women named Lisa is found strangled, apparently with a red scarf, the police arrest Sorority member Tessa Morgan, whose husband was having an affair with Lisa. But Charlotte has her doubts. The hotel is awash in suspects, and Lisa had more enemies than friends.
Bosch and rookie partner Iggy Ferras arrive at a Mulholland Drive murder scene and come into conflict with a special FBI unit. Headed by former flame Rachel Walling, they try to usurp his case on grounds of national security. Bosch refuses to back down.
Cambridge student Danny Thorn watches envy make Mayweek madness spiral into terror, chaos and murder.
When a client's mother dies, Bernie and Libby put plans on hold to attend the funeral, only to become involved in a grisly mystery. A corpse has been found...in someone else's grave. The body belongs to Ted Gorman - the same Ted Gorman who co-owned Just Chocolate and supposedly died in a fiery car crash weeks earlier.
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. Recommended.
Josie Welford, wealthy widow of one of the country's most wanted criminals and now licensee of the White Hart gastro-pub, is daydreaming during Father Tim Martin's sermon when suddenly the peace is shattered when a filthy Chinese youth flings himself into the church and demands sanctuary. Should the Church accede to the request for protection that no longer has legal standing? Josie's friend and long-term lodger, the Food Standards Agency inspector Nick Thomas, fears that Tang is an illegal immigrant whose gang-masters would rather have dead than able to betray them.
Haunted by his own family secrets, and surrounded by the few people he can trust, Michael St.Pierre (THE THIEVES OF HEAVEN) takes on a dangerous mission that will make him the most hunted man in the world. Two lives depend on his stealing a priceless treasure from the perilous bowels of the Kremlin. But this relic may be too dangerous to possess.
As a conga line of hurricanes bears down on Florida, bodies begin turning up at a disturbing rate, even by Florida standards. Serge A. Storms vows he'll stop at nothing to unmask his thrill-killing rival and make All Things Right - though his buddy Coleman's triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging threatens to derail the mission more completely than the entire combined Sunshine State police community could ever hope to.
A year after suffering a brutal attack homicide cop Nan Vining rejoins the Pasadena PD, only to confront a murder case that strikes close to home. A slain policewoman is discovered, her body bruised, her throat slit. Vining is troubled by baffling visions that haunt her waking hours. Could they be, as her daughter insists, messages from beyond the grave? Digging deeper into the murdered officer's past, Vining is set on the trail of a ruthless killer whose methods and madness recall those of her own attacker.
Diesel turns up, right after Valentine's Day, to turn Stephanie's world upside down.
The shadowy Diesel has appeared with a task for Stephanie - and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "relationship expert" who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He'll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with "unmentionable" skills. Does Diesel know more than he's saying about Annie Hart?
Waitress Wanda Nell Culpepper is burning the candle at both ends, but she can't afford to pass up hefty tips from a bachelor party at the Kountry Kitchen. She's prepared to dodge a few roaming hands-but not to witness a murder.
A secret cabal within his own administration orders US President Harris to have the president of France and the chancellor of Germany assassinated. He flees for his life, pursued by various intelligence agencies. He joins forces with a former rogue LAPD detective and a beautiful (but enigmatic) French photo-journalist to uncover one of the most secretive and brutally powerful groups the world has ever known, a brotherhood of blood that will stop at nothing to realize their own depraved ambitions.
Dame Frevisse of St. Frideswide's nunnery and wandering player Simon Joliffe are in London investigating the deaths of several noblemen who supposedly conspired with the French against England. Some of these nobles worked for the late Duke of Suffolk-and Frevisse fears that her cousin Alice, the Duke's widow, may also be targeted for assassination.
You are 12 years old, playing in the woods with your friends. Something terrible happens. Your friends are never seen again. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name and no one knows about his past. Even he has no memory of what happened that day. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery.
Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective. The husband of Monk's former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she's ready to reclaim her place in Monk's life-much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few unsettling snags in the case against Sharona's husband, and may be up against a killer who not only understands him, but is one step ahead.
Many years ago, Jack Swyteck saved Theo Knight's life. Theo grew up on the streets of Miami's roughest neighborhood and lost his mother to a violent crime. By the time he was a teenager, he was on Death Row for a murder he didn't commit. Jack was the lawyer who proved him innocent. Now a successful bar owner, Theo has turned things around. But he needs Jack's aid again, this time more than ever. An escaped convict from the old neighbourhood shows up at Theo's back door, asking for help. In return, he'll finger the man who murdered Theo's mother. But the answers aren't so simple, and soon Theo's own life is in danger.
Wall street predator and billionaire Carl Trudeau is not pleased when a jury finds his chemical company guilty of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. And the appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court will fail unless ... Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice, and position him for the next election.
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher's carefully constructed world falls apart when his neighbour's dog is killed, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents' marriage.
Instead of the police, the wife of a missing man asks Yiddish detective Morris Weiss for help. He knows more than the cops about the gangland workings of the Lower East Side-and he's about to learn even more.
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is targeted by ruthless criminals while trying to recover an eighth-century Tang Dynasty silver box-with an alchemical formula for the elixir of immortality etched on the inside of the lid. The rare item holds the key not only to the mysterious death of a museum curator, but to Lara's own survival.
Sam Grant is a disgraced ex-Special Forces soldier and an adventurer by trade. But he has a secret: six years ago, a dying archaeologist entrusted him with his life's work - transcripts of mysterious writing found in a hidden cave on Crete. Deciphered, it could lead to one of the greatest prizes in history. But the treasure is as dangerous as it is valuable. The CIA wants it and so do the Russions. Helped by a brilliant Oxford professor and a beautiful Greek archaeologist with her own secrets to hide, Grant is plunged into a labyrinth of ancient cults, forgotten mysteries and lost civilizations.
An unlikely team of geniuses collaborate to prevent a colossal act of terror. Jeannie Reese is a computer wunderkind and the top architect of next-generation security for the government. On the day a horrific act of terrorism strikes the U.S., Jeannie's brainchild, IRIN, the most powerful surveillance technology ever developed is put to work. John Fagan, a reclusive computer hacker, is known only as Phr33k. He is being held by a vast terrorist network that plans to use his genius to deliver a fatal blow. Fagan must find a way to provide Jeannie Reese with one shot to short-circuit the scheme he unwillingly helped to create.
The ghosts of a still unsolved case are returning to haunt Leaphorn, reawakened by a photograph in a magazine spread of a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug, a priceless work of woven art that was supposedly destroyed in a suspicious fire many years earlier. The rug, commemorating one of the darkest and most terrible chapters in American history, was always said to be cursed, and now the friend who brought it to Leaphorn's attention has mysteriously gone missing.
1893 cowboy Gustav "Old Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother Otto ("Big Red") sign on to protect the luxurious Pacific Express, despite a generations-old Amlingmeyer family distrust of the farm-stealin', cattle-killin', money-grubbin' railroads. They find themselves, therefore, trapped on a thousand tons of steam-driven steel, climbing the Sierras en route to San Francisco with a crafty gang of outlaws somewhere around the next bend, a baggage car jam-packed with deadly secrets, and a vicious killer hidden somewhere amongst the colourful passengers.
Fizz Fitzgerald is more than shocked when elderly Mrs. Sullivan asks her to help prove her guilty of murder. This new case for sparkling detective duo Fizz and Buchanan is as puzzling as ever. Firstly, why is Mrs. Sullivan so keen to be accused of murder? And, secondly, who exactly was Amanda Montrose, the murder victim: Lady of the Manor; beneficent Scottish gentlewoman; or, in Mrs. Sullivan's own words, a 'scruffy little slut'?
A man is chained inside a tunnel to be dismembered and scattered along the tracks by the early morning train from Portsmouth to London. The first step, for DI Joe Faraday, is to identify the body.
Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honour in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.
January 1325, London near Thorney Island. An assassin is on his way to meet with his master, Hugh le Despenser, the second most powerful man in the country. But when the assassin himself is found murdered near the Queen's chamber, the King's court is thrown into confusion. Despenser asks Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend, Baliff Simon Puttock, to do all they can to find the man who killed his assassin. But the mystery gets darker and more terrifying when a second man is found dead.
Little is really known about Luis Montalvo, one of the world's most wanted men, except that he is extraordinarily dangerous and that he never takes no for an answer. And now he wants Eve Duncan's help. He believes they have something in common - and he's about to prove it with a grisly warning. She must leave everything and everyone behind, even the man she trusts and loves the most, Atlanta detective Joe Quinn, to travel to Montalvo's luxurious armed compound in the Colombian jungle to identify the skull he has recovered. She has agreed to this devil's bargain to save an innocent family, but also for a reason she can't admit to Joe, to the CIA, to anyone. For the man in the jungle has promised to be able to give Eve what she wants most of all - the key to unlocking the darkest and most painful mystery of her past.
Polly Pepper was the queen of television's golden age. But these days her career is on life-support, until a role opens up in the blockbuster teen musical 'Detention Rules'. Polly's arch-rival, Sedra Clark, gets the job, but on the first day of shooting, Sedra crashes through a suspiciously weakened stage. After Polly joins the cast, she learns that most people weren't sorry to see Sedra make an untimely exit. The list of suspects is longer than the wait to see a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon - and even more vicious.
It's eight years after the Great War shattered Bennett Grey's life, leaving him with an excruciating sensitivity to the potential of human violence, and making social contact all but impossible. Now British and America intelligence agencies need the services of a man who can tell gold from dirt simply by brushing against it - the only man able to divine a terrorist from the lethal tangle of allies.
Ex-con man Kip Largo meets Lauren Napier, beautiful wife of billionaire Ed Napier and learns that Lauren's got a problem. She wants to leave Ed, but doesn't get squat in a divorce. She wants Kip to steal the money. She wants to pay him handsomely for his services. He walks away. But then he comes home one day to find his son on his couch, with news. His son owes money to the Russian Mob and is short, well, the whole amount. Suddenly Lauren's proposal isn't looking half bad.
Gladdy Gold takes a trip back to New York with her sister Evvie. Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are hot on her trail. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no sooner land their tootsies in the Big Apple than trouble promptly finds them. But while the girls go deep undercover, posing as bag ladies to catch a criminal, there's another surprise awaiting Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is in town too - and he's reopening a forty-seven-year-old cold case: the murder of Gladdy's husband.
For the three Daley brothers - Joe, a cop; Michael, a prosecuter; and Ricky, a master thief - crime is the family business. They're simply on different sides of it - until the terrifying killer known as the Boston Strangler strikes too close to home. Now each brother must look deeper into a killer's murderous rage - as well as their own family's lethal secrets - and the one death that has changed them forever.
Attorney Rebecka Martinsson is back in Kiruna and drawn into the investigation of the murder of a female priest.
Carelessly confident that the cops will recognize his innocence when his wife is found murdered, Stuart Gorman tells them everything-and becomes not only the number-one suspect, but number-one with a bullet. He reluctantly hires lawyer Gina Roake. Back in the game after a personal loss of her own, Gina knows all too well that innocence is no guarantee of justice...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Grampian police. DS Logan McRae has been assigned two unsavoury dead-end cases - an unidentified body dumped outside the hospital, and a bestiality ring anonymously reported to the papers. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, the slightly scary WPC Jackie Watson, thinks she's finally collared the serial rapist who has been preying on women in the area for weeks. But when he's revealed to be a football legend and local hero, the case quickly goes sour.
Reuben Mailtand runs the UK's most elite crime squad, working only the highest profile cases, tracking down the country's most vicious criminals. Controversial, ruthless and effective, the squad have always made enemies. But now they're in danger. A killer is using their own techniques against them. The hunters have become the hunted. Reuben must find the killer before his team is eradicated. The choices he makes will determine his future. And when he makes the wrong one, he finds himself alone on the outside of the law, at the mercy of a seemingly unstoppable killer.
Ruthless television reporter Suzanne Shepard earned a roster of high-profile enemies with her brutal celebrity gossip. Federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas knows that too many people wanted Suzanne Shepard dead for her murder to have been a random act. She is sifting through the scandals that fueled the dead reporter's career when the blood-chilling e-mails begin to arrive from an anonymous "admirer" who knows far too much about the Shepard slaying - and about Melanie's every move.
A lawyer is on a mission to uncover the truth behind a man's confession of murder - and save him from death's row.
Michael Forsythe is running security for the Hilton in Lima Peru when two goons show up and force him to take a call from Bridget in Dublin. Soon he's in Dublin himself, arriving there on Bloomsday to search for Bridget's kidnapped daughter. He leaves a trail of bodies behind him as he plunges through the IRA's underground.
Taking on the role of publicist puts Liza in the center of the action on the production of the film "Counterfeit," where inflated egos and artistic temperaments clash both on set and off. But when one of the film's major players is found dead, Sudoku Maven Liza realizes that the numbers don't quite add up. Now it's up to her to investigate the cast and crew in order to determine just who wrote this death scene.
Among the shipwreck-laden reefs that rim Bermuda, a young scuba diver makes a fatal discovery: a treasure more valuable than gold - one that some people are willing to kill for... Enter Zack Chasteen and his ladylove, Barbara Pickering. She's come to Bermuda to celebrate her wealthy and eccentric aunt's birthday - and, maybe, her engagement to Zack...if only he'd propose. Which seems unlikely given Zack's recent dilemma: the millions he's stashed away in one of the country's notorious tax-free offshore accounts has vanished without a trace. And then Zack falls in with wise and wily Teddy Schwartz. A legendary Bermudan treasure salvager, Schwartz may be Zack's last hope for finding his long-lost loot - but at what cost?
Tomcat Joe Grey has his paws full when an escaped convict chooses the quaInt coastal hamlet of Molena Point for a hideout.
Three days before he's due to tie the knot with Priscilla Livengood, eligible bachelor Cornelious Weaver suffers a massive heart attack-in another woman's bed. The scandal is about as good as television for the insular citizens of Hernia, Pennsylvania, and it gets even spicier when the coroner's report reveals possible foul play: Cornelious's curry was spiked with a stimulant. Innkeeper-cum-sleuth Magdalena Yoder can't help but investigate-and soon discovers that the old adage about a woman scorned is true...
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Istanbul. A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart. Could he be a victim of the Peeper, a murderer whose target up until now has been gay men? The body of the man is delivered to forensics, but it is entirely clean. Has someone tampered with it? Inspector Mehmet Suleyman finds himself under increasing pressure from his contact at the Turkish secret service to keep his findings to himself.
Eleven years have passed since twelve women vanished without a trace. Now, as new murders occur, Amelia Farady continues to suffer from the blackouts that cause her to wonder if she's a cold-blooded killer or a pawn in a deadly game.
Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot is called to an artist's retreat in Provence, a luxury hill-top hotel where a young woman seems to have been murdered. There are bloodstains, but no body. The mystery deepens as Jacquot begins his investigation, and none of the hotel guests take kindly to Jacquot's probing questions. Looming over them all is a celebrated and reclusive artist whose masterworks are priceless, a monster who torments all those who seek to bask in his glory. When a summer storm isolates the hotel, and not one but two bodies are found, passions start to run high.
When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies - but the kidnappers aren't demanding ransom.
Andres Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retired to a life of solitude on the Spanish coast. On the walls of a tower overlooking the sea, he spends his days painting a huge mural that pays homage to history's classic works of war art and that incorporates a lifetime of disturbing images. One night, an unexpected visitor arrives at Faulques' door and challenges the painter to remember him. As Faulques struggles to recall the face, the man explains that he was the subject of an iconic photo taken by Faulques in a war zone years ago. "And why have you come looking for me?" asks Faulques. The stranger answers, "Because I'm going to kill you."
A runaway pig is about as explosive a piece of news as there is to be found in Dacus. And that's just one reason why Avery Andrews returns to her small, Southern hometown for some R&R. But a series of grisly murders unfolds at a local housing development, and Avery's called onto the case. Now she must weed through a tangled web of troublemakers - from local brass and newspapermen to real-estate honchos and construction workers - to track down the killer who, like the infamous two-and-a-half-foot tall, black potbellied pig, remains on the loose.
Torus is the world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain and built to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang itself. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven? Twelve scientists, sent to the Torus to turn it on, know the truth but won't tell. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is tapped to wrest from the team their secret, a secret that will either destroy the world - or save it. The countdown begins...
A stranger stalks the streets of Houghton-le-Spring and for Detective Inspector Lorraine Hunt he is getting too close for comfort. Her partner's 16 year old daughter has been attacked. Before long a young woman is found brutally murdered, her heart cut out, and in its place a single white rose. Soon the White Rose Killer steps up his campaign. Is DI Hunt imagining it or does he have a message especially for her?
[Vancouver author]. Prohibition-era Los Angeles. Kitty Pangborn has become secretary to Dexter J. Theroux, one of the hard-drinking, tough-talking PIs who pepper the city's stew. But after Dex takes an assignment from Rita Heppelwaite, the mistress of Harrison Dempsey, one of L.A.'s shadiest - and richest - businessmen, Kitty isn't so sure what side of the law she's on. Rita suspects Dempsey has been stepping out and asks Dex to tail him. It's an easy enough task, but Dex's morning stroll with Johnnie Walker would make it tough for him to trail his own shadow. Kitty insists she go along for the ride, keeping her boss - and hopefully her salary - safe. However, she's about to realize that there's something far more unpleasant than a three-timing husband at the end of this trail, and that there's more at risk than her paycheck.
A cryptic note, imploring him to 'find the crosses' sends ex-FBI agent Alex Rourke to an isolated Midwest valley. Now he's trapped there, in the middle of the night, in a ferocious storm, with a dozen other men and women, in Isaac's Bar. He'll therefore be on hand when a nearby riverbank collapses and spills out two badly decomposed bodies. This event, it soon transpires, is the signal for a new round of murders to begin.
Security specialist Hannah Nicks has one goal: earn enough money to regain custody of her son. The fastest way to accomplish that is to take on a covert, privately funded mission in the Middle East. But when the mission ends badly, she realizes the price of her risks: the loss of a young ally, the reward money and her reputation. Two years later Hannah is back in Los Angeles. When a chance encounter leads to the man who ruined her mission, Hannah plans to even the score. But she doesn't expect to unravel a tangled web of lies and treachery that could drag America to its knees.
Alaska PI Kate Shugak and state trooper Jim Chopin have seen Louis Deem get away with murder before - but this time they feel sure they'll get a conviction - they have a witness.
Jack Carpenter lost his temper and beat up a murder suspect and consequently lost his job and marriage too. Now that suspect, a predator who tortured young women, is about to get an early release from prison. Jack plans to be on hand. This will lead him to a conspiracy of men who kidnap and kill young women on the margins of society.
When asked to help identify a young woman who may not survive an attempted murder, Abby discovers a possible connection between the girl and a prominent Houston family-the questions about her past are getting stickier than pecan pie. Abby's about to learn the hard way that when she crawls out on a limb, she'd better be certain there's not someone behind her with a saw and a mean spirit...
In the small harbour town of Hampton Regis a man is found on the strand so severely beaten that he slips in and out of consciousness. The prime suspect is his wife's jilted lover, who served with Inspector Rutledge in the War - but who left the Front under a cloud. Rutledge is called on to prove the innocence of a man he dislikes and distrusts.
Late on a spring night in 1920, amid the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey, five young boys run in fear when they think they see the devil in the shadows. The next morning, a body is discovered in the abbey's cloisters, a man wrapped in a hooded cloak, his face hidden by a gas mask. Is he the man the British War Office is hunting for? Scotland Yard dispatches Inspector Rutledge to take control of the case. But prying answers from anyone who might have known the victim proves difficult.
Luis Gonzalo's celebration of 25 years in office as sheriff of Angustias, Puerto Rico, is disrupted by arson. The fire, Luis believes, was intended as a message to him - but from whom did it come?
Between 1943 and 2003, nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon: a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crime and were sentenced to life. One slightly worrying detail: all the presumed murderers lost consciousness during the night of the crime and cannot remember whether they actually did it or not. Commissaire Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person: the terrifying Judge Fulgence. Years before, Adamsberg's own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison only thanks to Adamsberg's help. History now repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of having savagely murdered his young lover. In order to prove his innocence, Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and find Judge Fulgence.
Adamsberg and his detectives shuttle between Paris and the Normandy countryside after two small-time drug dealers have had their throats cut in a peculiar fashion.
Meet Teddy Ruzak. After his mother dies, Teddy quits his job as a night watchman to fulfill his childhood dream of being a detective. With little planning and even less foresight, he hangs up his shingle and hires his favorite waitress from the local diner to be his Girl Friday. And his first case? Bringing to justice the thoughtless driver who mows down six baby geese. Not the most exciting assignment - until Teddy's "wild-goose chase" quickly evolves into an investigation of a vicious murder.
Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia's suavest sleuth, faces two formidable new foes: one steals outrageous sums of money, the other takes lives. "The Jack of Spades" is a civilized swindler who has conned thousands of rubles from Moscow's residents-including Fandorin's own boss, Prince Dolgorukoi. To catch him, Fandorin and his new assistant, timid young policeman Anisii Tulipov, must don almost as many disguises as the grifter does himself. "The Decorator" is a different case altogether: a savage serial killer who believes he "cleans" the women he mutilates and takes his orders from on high, he must be given Fandorin's most serious attentions.
Police Chief Justin Westwood is content to escape his big-city past in sleepy East End Harbor, but the brutal murder of a Wall Street shark is about to change all that - not least because Westwood was in bed with the victim's wife at the time.
No sooner does Lori Sheppard arrive in the mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado than things start to go amiss. Someone has mysteriously disappeared, a charming and charismatic man seems to know more than he's letting on, and the whole town is hiding a dark secret. With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred-year-old mystery.
Bureau of Land Management Agent Jamaica Wild has witnessed the death of a Tanoah Pueblo man who was trampled by buffalo. After the tribal government and local paper make allegations that Jamaica caused the stampede, she is determined to solve this mystery. But what is revealed is a greater secret regarding Tanoah Pueblo-one that threatens its future and its past.
Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and the citizens of Lochdubh think he is overly cranky. Perhaps it's time for him to get married, they say. But who has time for marriage when there's a murder to be solved? When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks there's more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this lady's gentle exterior.
John Wells is the only CIA agent to ever penetrate al Qaeda. While living in the mountains of Pakistan, he became a Muslim, convinced of the decadence and shallowness of the United States.
Since returning from Bosnia, ATF agent Alex Duarte has been re-acclimating to life in South Florida. But when a gunrunner's car explodes, Duarte's life kicks into high gear in a high-profile hunt for a suspected serial bomber.
Mrs. Murphy is along for a trip to the Saddlebred show in Kentucky. This is lucky, for crimes start popping up. A $200,000 mare is stolen and a groom found murdered.
Mrs. Carla Paulson, one of the diamond-encrusted "come-here" set who has descended on Crozet with plenty of wealth and no feeling for country ways, is determined to make her new house the envy of all her well-heeled friends - and enemies - and she's hired architect Tazio Chappers to build it. And then Mrs. Paulson is found stabbed to death at a gala fund-raiser with Harry's friend, Tazio Chappers, standing over her, holding the knife. Now Harry must solve what seems to everyone else an open-and-shut case. Every other human, that is.
[Canadian author]. Washington banker Leona Hewitt has acquired a troublesome new client. A powerful corporation will lose millions if Leona doesn't approve a transaction. Needless to say, they'd rather not. They've hired a killer to make sure things go as they'd like.
Former Mossad operative Dan Gordon is now employed by the US Department of Justice. His job is to trace the movements of stolen funds. He is lead around the world as he unravels an international plot involving murder, conspiracy, kidnapping, and secret identities.
Texas Hold 'Em champ Belinda "Bee Cool" Cooley is back in Vegas for the World Series of Poker. But a sinister stranger has kidnapped Bee's goddaughter and threatened to kill her if Bee doesn't win the tournament and hand over the pot.
Regan Reilly and her husband Jack head to Hennessy Castle in western Ireland to honeymoon. The castle turns out to be haunted by one of Regan's ancestors. Worse, it is also the target of a pair of international jewel thieves that Jack has been unsuccessfully tracking for the past year. Regan and Jack will get no rest here.
Clymene O'Riley is in prison for killing her husband-though Diane Fallon is sure she killed another, and suspects she may have left a veritable graveyard of dead men in her wake. Either way, Diane was happy to help put her behind bars. So when Clymene informs her that one of the prison guards may be in danger from a serial killer, Diane is suspicious. And when Clymene escapes from jail, Diane becomes the prime suspect in a bloody murder that puts her in the path of an angry killer who wants her dead...
Joe Pike owes a bad man a big favour. And so he must protect the life of a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a case against the mob. When he comes under intense fire he and Elvis Cole take the girl into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles. Recommended.
It's a quiet morning at the Advocate until the mail brings shocking news: a formal obituary for Alpiner Elmer Nystrom. As far as anyone knows, Elmer is alive and well. But he hasn't turned up for work, so Emma and her unstoppable House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, rush to the Nystrom home, where they find Elmer's lifeless body in the henhouse, half buried under straw. Not only has he been murdered, but his obituary had been mailed before he died.
1097: Hugh de Payens, his young sister Eleanor and his close friend Godefroi of St. Omer join an army en route for the Holy Land. Like others caught up in the crusading fervour, they don't realize the depth of hardship, treachery, and bloodshed they will have to endure.
Psychopath Serge A. Storms and his high-as-a-kite sidekick Coleman set sail for a trip on the SS Serendipity, a ship full of fools as well as oversexed deck-stalking retirees, cocaine-filled souvenirs, and sweet, blue-haired drug mules. Then there is the "Non-Confrontational Anonymous" group (mentored by who else? Serge.), a fugitive murderer named Tex, and a crew of feds out to bring Coleman down.
When Attorney Dana Hill is diagnosed with breast cancer, and her twin brother turns up beaten to death in an apparent robbery-gone-wrong in the same week, the careful balance of Dana's life is sent into flux. Agreeing with the police that this is more than just a simple botched burglary, she begins to sift through the pieces of her brother's life, a life she thought she knew as well as her own, to find out who would want him dead and why. But bad things happen in threes, her mother has told her. When Dana discovers her husband cheating, she throws herself headlong into the investigation.
To clear her name of a murder charge, a former porn star must somehow penetrate an international sex slavery ring and retrieve a briefcase full of a money.
Hannah Swensen discovers Willa Sundquist, a junior college teacher and fellow baking judge at the county fair, dead alongside an upended key lime pie. But who would want to kill Willa - and why?
He was discovered lying near death in a railroad car, his face horribly maimed and his speech impossibly impaired. He then spent the last seven years living in a group home for disabled adults. Then, after a car accident, he awakens in hospital a new man. With only a snippet of a phrase to guide him, Hardy begins a quest to recover his lost identity. One step ahead of an army of pursuers, he finds himself at the center of a famous conspiracy as he searches for the truth, something people in high places don't want him to know, something worth killing for, something worth dying for.
A mistress of the art of death - Medieval England's version of a medical examiner - comes from Italy to Cambridge to investigate the suspicious deaths of four children.
Geraldine Porter thought that being the chairwoman of the local Dollhouse and Miniatures Fair would give her leisure time to spend on her favourite craft. That was before a fellow miniatures afficionado is suspected of murder, leaving Gerry to prove the woman's innocence-or die trying.
When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names---an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's thirty-six righteous souls---the Hidden Ones---by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Legend holds that if all thirty-six Hidden Ones were eliminated, the world would meet its end. And now, as the Hidden Ones start dying of unnatural causes, the world grows increasingly unstable.
Kate Rabb's life begins to unravel when her father and family are forced into a Witness Protection Program to protect his family in exchange for his testimony in a money-laundering scam. Although she knows it could be dangerous, Kate refuses to give up her life. But when her father goes missing - into what the WITSEC agency calls the Blue Zone - and his case officer has been brutally murdered, she must penetrate the "blue zone" and find out the truth about her father. Exactly what he's been hiding - and what he's done.
The last copy of a black and white photograph taken during the 1964 Clay-Liston fight on Miami Beach falls into Thorn's hands - and makes him and everyone he loves the target of madmen and trained killers.
Descended from pioneer stock, the Bates are an aristocratic Floridian family with vast holdings in real estate and mining. When matriarch Abigail Bates is discovered drowned in the Peace River, a chain of events is set into motion, embroiling Thorn with a family he never knew he had and a fortune he doesn't necessarily want. Thorn is leading a fishing expedition into the isolated lakes and mangrove swamps of Hell's Bay when Abigail's son and beautiful granddaughter arrive, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative and asking him to solve the woman's murder. Little do they know that the killer is already on their trail.
Death comes calling on a small-town librarian whose life is passing her by. Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes change when a deceased acquaintance names her as heir to a rather substantial estate, including money, jewelry, and a house complete with a skull hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the elderly women has purposely left her a murder to solve. So she must identify the victim and figure out which one of her new, ordinary-seeming neighbours is a murderer-without putting herself in deadly danger.
Media exec Paula Holliday trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. But she's not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark. Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula's friends is arrested for the crime.
Police detectives Will Grayson and Helen Walker first think that the violent murder of a gay Cambridge academic was the result of a sexual encounter gone badly wrong. However, their investigation ends centered on the biography the victim was writing of a fifties film star.
A Louvre art expert is found dead in a secret Roman studio in front of a Caravaggio unknown to the art world. Nic Costa is distracted from solving this mystery when his young wife is killed by a suspect he is pursuing. Costa can't touch the man - he's protected his palazzo by a fleet of lawyers and a cult known as the Ekstasists. Costa attempts to learn more about the Ekstasists - and finds himself led right back to Caravaggio.
DS Andy Dalziel, caught in the blast from a huge explosion, lies In a hospital bed on life support. Meanwhile DCI Pascoe goes after those responsible. He suspects a group called the Templars - and he's certain they're getting help from within the police force. Recommended.
Japanese-American Mas Arai harbours a dark secret about what happened before his flight to Hiroshima. But he knows he can no longer bury the past when a mysterious stranger shows up looking for a man named Joji Haneda. Slowly he becomes swept up in an underworld of gambling fixes, hush money and even murder.
Four little girls - each blonde, each on the verge of adolescence - are stolen from their families. Their bodies discovered months later in shallow graves, surrounded by trinkets they never owned, clutching a scrap of paper bearing a cryptic verse. Ashlee Davenport Chadwick, a forensic nurse in rural South Carolina, becomes professionally and personally invovled in the case when a child's red shoe is discoverd on her property. And when she becomes involved, the killer's eye turns to her.
January 1325, London near Thorney Island. An assassin is on his way to meet with his master, Hugh le Despenser, the second most powerful man in the country. But when the assassin himself is found murdered near the Queen's chamber, the King's court is thrown into confusion. Despenser asks Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend, Baliff Simon Puttock, to do all they can to find the man who killed his assassin. But the mystery gets darker and more terrifying when a second man is found dead.
The spring of 1765 brings a welcome sense of recovery to the recently widowed Apothecary John Rawlings, but his tentative peace of mind does not last for long: a young child disappears in strange circumstances at the Hellstone Floral Dance and a seemingly omnipresent blind musician is never far away. While this mysterious figure intrigues Rawlings, the case of the missing child alarms him; he feels he must do all in his powers to attempt to rescue the young life.
Cuban Colonel Victoria Valiente, the Havana-based spymaster for Greater Miami, has decided that the regime is corrupt and that it is time to defect. She and her husband leave for Key West, taking $2.7 million gained from an electronic theft.
Includes decorating tips. Patterns of a deadly kind emerge when the wealthy new client of decorator Jean Hastings is murdered.
Karma Marx exorcises haunted houses, sending troublesome poltergeists and other spirits to the ever after. But one assignment traps Karma, her foster child, her sleazy soon-to-be-ex husband, Spider, and his crooked partner under one roof. And when Spider turns up dead, it's a locked house mystery, and Karma's determined to reveal the truth, even if it means tackling all of the mansion's inhabitants-mortal and otherwise...
Former socialite Andy Kendricks attends a debutante get-together as a favour to her friend Janet, a society reporter in search of a juicy story. And a juicy story is what Janet gets: the two are present when aging beauty queen Miranda DuBois bursts into the room - drunk, disorderly, and packing a pistol. Miranda's wrinkles have seen better days, and she blames it all on her plastic surgeon, Dr. Madhavi. Luckily, Andy calms her down and gets her home to bed . . . where she's found dead the next morning.
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew heads to New York to be the maid of honour in her mother's wedding/ commitment ceremony (even though she's still married to Lee's father). While there she plans to interview for the job of ghostwriting an autobiography by aging rock legend Shotgun Marriott. But it doesn't go as planned. First she learns she lost the ghostwriting job to a much younger, ambitious hustler named Bettina. Then the body of a man in a wedding dress washes up right after Lee's mom is married in a beautiful oceanside ceremony. This, it turns out, is Shotgun Marriott's estranged son! Then Bettina is also murdered.
Young police detective Mark Nelson is assigned to the team of the famous John Mackey as he pursues a man known as the Fifty-Fifty Killer. The killer's targets are young couples whom he subjects to a single night of torture and manipulation, testing and destroying the love between them. Only one of a couple ever survives until dawn. Then one night a young man escapes. The team knows that they must somehow retrieve the killer's location before daybreak comes and the man's girlfriend dies.
Matt Stromsoe is hired to protect a local television personality from a stalker. However, he soons discovers that it is her private pursuits, not her fame, that has made her a target. But the more he uncovers, the more he puts himself in a killer's bull's eye.
Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta, her real identity unknown, a modern-day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity. Nobody ever gets hurt until a job ends with ten gangsters lying dead and a half- million dollars worth of glittering diamonds missing. Rookie Deputy Charlie Hood discovers the bodies, and he prevents an eyewitnessa schoolteacher named Suzanne Jones from leaving the scene in her Corvette. Drawn to a mysterious charisma that has him off-balance from the beginning, Hood begins an intense affair with Suzanne.
As fire after fire consumes couples in expensive neighbourhoods, Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club race to find the arsonists responsible. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay confronts the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced.
West Palm Beach paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner, despite the fact that murder isn't really her bag (that would be Prada, 75% off), is asked by her firm to look into the apparently accidental death of a client's husband. The more she digs, the stranger things get, and this discount shopper knows slightly irregular when she sees it.
Includes INTERLUDE IN DEATH, MIDNIGHT IN DEATH, and HAUNTED IN DEATH.
Alisha Barba receives a message from an old school friend, Cate Beaumont, who is eight months preganant and in trouble. On the night they arrange to meet, Cate is mown down by a car that kills her husband instantly. As paramedics fight to save her life they discover there is no baby. Alisha's quest to understand will take her from the East End of London to Amsterdam's red light district and into a murky underworld of sex trafficking, slavery, and exploitation. Recommended.
Psychologist Joseph O'Laughlin is desperately trying to talk down a naked woman on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge when she jumps. Later the woman's teenage daughter visits - her mother would never commit suicide. Furthermore, she was afraid of heights. Joseph wants to believe her - but what would drive a woman to so desperate an act?
NYPD sketch artist Nate Rodriguez finds a clever, visually oriented killer turning his colleagues against him. A psychopath who enjoys drawing pictures of his crime before committing them is using his own talent to twist the police investigation.
Two Tullulah Alabama widows, Jane Thistle and her new best friend, Phoebe Twigg stumble over a dead body while on a walk in the woods. Then they learn that someone is threatening Jane's neighbour, a local old recluse who seems to have more interest in the land than in its inhabitants. Then a firebomb explodes in Phoebe's kitchen. And random unexplainable sounds and objects keep disrupting the peace and quiet at Jane's house.
It's a big day for horse trainer Michaela Bancroft: the opening of her tack shop, a gala fashion show, and now the murder of a polo rider.
Law professor Natalie Greco is on a visit to prison when a riot explodes. She rushes to the aid of a fatally wounded prison guard and hears his last words. Now she is under attack from all sides as she searches for the secret behind those words.
Welsh surgeon Dafydd Woodruffs learns that he fathered twins 14 years ago. There is DNA evidence -but he never slept with the twins' mother, the icily formidable Sheila Hailey who worked in the hospital at Moose Creek, an isolated town buried deep in the Canadian wilderness where Dafydd spent a career break fifteen years ago. He takes a flight back to Moose Creek to confront the mystery.
Maverick FBI Agent Ana Grey has just returned to the job after a shooting incident when she learns that a fellow agent has been murdered by a group of hard-core anarchists operating behind the facade of FAN (Free Animals Now). She goes undercover to an isolated farm in Oregon where the group is preparing an act of terrorism that their unstable but charismatic leader has dubbed "the Big One."
First there is a series of terrible plagues, killing Egypt's crops and crippling its people. And then the Nile fails. The desperate Pharaoh sends the warlock Taita. Though wise in the lore of the gods and a master of magic and the supernatural, not even he can imagine what terrible enemy waits in ambush in those dark lands at the end of their world.
Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough has never believed her husband's threat to shackle her to her desk to keep her from 'meddling in murder'. But that's what he did when Starr Knight, the taxidermist's daughter, is found dead. What Mac doesn't understand, is why the flamboyant young mother was dressed so sedately on the day she died.
A terrorist with a most personal grudge, an FBI analyst challenged to be three steps ahead of the intelligence, a Coast Guard captain assigned to keep watch on that very American of symbols from the water, an astronaut who takes her job very seriously - the paths of all of these characters converge on one clear morning in Florida where NASA is preparing to launch the space shuttle.
When pretty Sophie Bradford is found murdered, jockey Jamie Mullin, her latest boyfriend, is the prime suspect. The public has already convicted and Jamie spirals into a breakdown fuelled by frustration, self-pity and drink. His friend and fellow jockey Matt Shepherd tries to help, but begins to suspect that the guilty party is someone he knows well.
New York DA Butch Karp, though recovering from an assassination attempt that came within a few millimeters of killing him, takes on a shadowy cartel that uses terrorists to further its criminal empire while sliding the United States toward a fascist state that the cartel controls. And, if that isn't enough to keep him busy, he must also go to the aid of the younger brother of his college roommate, who has been unfairly suspended from his position as baseball coach at a university in Idaho. Meanwhile his wife Marlene Shepherd befriends a Basque sheepherder who is demanding answers to the disappearance of his daughter - a pretty college coed he suspects is having an affair with the school's president. And, equally meanwhile, their daughter Lucy uncovers a treasonous plot planned for the heart of Manhattan. She must foil that plot or lose her allowance, for no slackers are allowed in this household.
Meet Della Carmichael, owner of a cooking school in Santa Monica, California, and, as of this week, star of a brand-new cable cooking show. But she's about to add another credit to her resume: suspect.
Maisie Dobbs accepts an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. The inquiry takes her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season. But mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work.
After a young girl disappears, forensic psychiatrist Paul Lucas is called to evaluate the testimony of the only witness - a schizophrenic woman.
Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson's Warehouse District. But her friendship with troubled newcomer Allison McBride takes a dangerous turn when Allison's husband turns up dead in Em's studio. Now Emmeline is involved in a murder investigation that reaches beyond the sunny Southwest. And when the killer acts again, it's up to her to pick up the shards of Allison's life before it's too late.
When doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch finds the owner of a dollhouse shop murdered, she winds up in the thick of a mystery of miniature proportions.
Two years have passed since the events of CHRISTINE FALLS and much has changed for Quirke, the irascible, formerly hard-drinking Dublin pathologist. His beloved Sarah is dead, his surrogate father lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke, and Phoebe, Quirke's long-denied daughter, has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated. With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray, Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him. Yet when an almost forgotten acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife's apparent suicide, Quirke's "old itch to cut into the quick of things, to delve into the dark of what was hidden" is roused again.
Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aimee responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant.Meanwhile, a group of environmental protestors is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution. As Aimee attempts to identify the baby's mother, two murders and an abortive bombing involving the protestors lead her - and little Stella - into danger.
Aime is thrilled when her one-time lover, Yves, an investigative journalist, returns from his assignment in Egypt and proposes marriage. But after a single night of bliss, his body is discovered in a Paris doorway. His throat has been slit. Aime is determined to avenge him. The trail leads to a sleeper jihadist and embroils her in Turkish and Kurdish politics.
The NSA's Lt. Col. Hunt Daniels is not alone in seeing the potential of Dr. Cameron Talbot's technology to defend against cruise missiles. As India and Pakistan escalate hostility to the brink of nuclear war, Kashmiri militants plot to steal the technology from her.
Molly Murphy boards a boat for a trip back to her native Ireland to find the long-lost sister of a theatre impressario. But even before the boat lands, Broadway's leading actress goes missing from the ship, and her maid is found dead in her cabin.
Jack Taylor brings death and pain to everyone he loves. His only hope of redemption - his surrogate son, Cody - is lying in the hospital in a coma. At least he still has Ridge, his old friend from the Guards, though theirs is an unorthodox relationship. When she tells him that a boy has been crucified in Galway city, he agrees to help her search for the killer.
Disillusioned newspaper reporter Ray Dudgeon has turned private detective. He isn't trying to save the world - he just wants to do a little good. And thus he's on that road that's paved with good intentions. It will lead him from the back alleys of Chicago to the mansions of Beverly Hills to the corridors of power in Washington DC.
Once a year Charleston's upper crust open their sprawling gardens to the public for the Ramble, the site of flower shows, rare plant auctions, and a contagious spring fever. Although Theodosia Browning barely knows a Phalinopsis from a Bog Rose, she still enjoys the Ramble, especially since she can pour tea and promote her Indigo Tea Shop-and her latest concoction, Dragonwell Sweet Tea.
Chloe Carter has a lot on her plate-exams for grad school are coming up, and her chef boyfriend needs her support as his fledgling trendy restaurant comes into its own. The staff of Simmer gets along like petits pois in a pod, everyone pulling pranks on one another now and then. Everyone, that is, except for Leandra, a waitress who treats the busboys like chopped liver-and can never take a joke. One morning, Leandra's dead body is found in a fish truck. So people start to wonder: was this just a prank gone awry? Or did somebody actually want her to sleep with the fishes?
At a fund-raiser featuring samples of Chloe Carter's boyfriend Josh's cuisine, a trendy club owner is found bludgeoned to death - by Josh's state of the art, professional-grade food processor, the ominously named 'Robocoupe'. By opening night at Simmer, the list of suspects is almost longer than the line to get in. And Chloe is struggling to solve the crime before the final course is served.
A hot balloon descends onto a field outside the Everglades. The lone man inside is dead, an apparent suicide. A yacht riddled with bullets limps into the Port of Miami. A local journalist-turned-novelist is found dead. The CSI team finds itself embroiled in intrigue that reaches all the way to Castro's Cuba.
Oslo Detective Frohlich does not learn, until their affair is underway, that the lovely Elizabeth is the sister of a member of a larceny gang.
The debut of a brand new series set in the sleepy English town of Gipping-on-Plym features sweetly bumbling investigative journalist Vicky Hill, who will do anything to get that front-page story. But the unusual death of a local hedge-jumping enthusiast just may lead to Vicky's own deadly downfall.
Electra Lark, Temple's spirited landlady, has dragged her to the Red Hat Sisterhood Convention. Accused of murder after a woman is found strangled with an official Red Hat Sisterhood scarf, Electra begs Temple to clear her name by posing as a pink-hatter, an under-fifty member of the organization. Louie and his partner in Midnight Investigations Inc., Midnight Louise, join the hunt for the killer at the Crystal Phoenix.
Between dodging the bullets of the gang members who are infuriated by Alex's most recent courtroom victory and keeping a rendezvous with a charming restaurateur, a serial killer on the loose is the last thing Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper needs on her plate right now. When another is found it becomes clear to Alex and her team that time is not on their side. Through Alex's peerless interrogation skills--and one big break--the search becomes focused on someone who has a twisted obsession with the military, and things grow increasingly dangerous when the chase leads to a chain of small, abandoned islands around New York harbor.
All the top officers of the Hammond Aerospace Corporation are at a luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by thousands of miles of wilderness. When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now Jake, a junior executive brought along as a last minute substitution, is the only one who can save the corporate big shots.
Christian Gillette, the high finance hero of THE POWER BROKER, THE PROTEGE, and THE CHAIRMAN, now faces his most dangerous gambit.
A lawyer is thrust into the national spotlight - and his own personal hell - when he is forced to defend an alleged terrorist.
It has been years since Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" made him Konigsberg's best-known citizen, but rumours have begun to surface of a new work by this aging but still acute mind. Yet unlike his earlier work, this book will not examine the mind of the average man, but the mind of the serial killer. Hanno Stiffeniis, a young magistrate, has been called to Konigsberg to assist in the investigation of an enigmatic string of murders. Together Stiffeniis and the elderly, eccentric philosopher must track down the killer who has the city of Konigsberg by the throat.
Journalist Joe Oakes is a debunker of the supernatural. But a visit to a secretive religious community on a remote Scottish Island, and the violent aftermath to a confrontation, forces him to question the nature of evil.
Maxie McNabb and her miniature dachshund, Stretch, are in Hawaii to help Maxie's friend Karen Bailey pack up her house. But after a prowler tries to break in and someone sabotages the plumbing, Maxie suspects that Karen is hiding something...
Murder arrives in Farberville Kansas at a Renaissance Fair, a murder that Claire Malloy finds curious.
PI Elena Estes realizes that the body she's found in a south Florida canal is that of her friend Irina Markova. She involves herself in the murder investigation and learns that one of the suspects was once her fiance twenty years ago. He broke off the engagement after Elena testified against him, even though he was acquitted of both the rape and attempted murder charges. Elena learns that her ex-fiance is a member of the Alibi Club, a group of wealthy Palm Beach 'bad boys' who cover for each other when they get in trouble.
Ed Loy finds himself working on what looks like an open and shut case: the disappearance of his client Shane Howard's daughter, Emily. He locates Emily within twenty-four hours - but by then two murders have been committed. Now Loy finds himself in a race against time to catch the killer.
A young woman arrives on a Dublin doorstep. She shoots Walter Hogan, the retired GP who opens the door, and then turns the gun on herself. The young woman is soon identified as a Katie Jones, a toddler who vanished while playing on the water's edge 26 years ago. John Quigley and Sarah Kenny of QuicK investigation are soon involved in the attempt to clarify the mysteries.
DI Joe Faraday is investigating the assassination first of a high-profile local property developer and then, shortly after, of a visiting government minister. He must also keep an eye on DC Winter, an undercover cop who may have yielded to the temptations put in his path. Faraday begins to suspect that the evidence against Winter is a set-up.
[Vancouver author]. Young emergency room doctor Ben Dafoe is a part-time crime scene consultant for the Seattle PD. Now he arrives at a scene to find that the victim is his former fiancee - and that the single streak of blood on the wall matches with his own DNA. He begins a hunt for his identical twin, whom he thought dead, while trying to evade American and Canadian authorities - and whomever it is who is so desperate to thwart him.
Patty Bigelow, the adoptive mother of Tanya, one of Alex Delaware's patients, makes a deathbed confession of murder. He enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred. Armed with only the vaguest details, psychologist and cop follow a trail twisting from L.A.'s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanya's nomadic and increasingly puzzling life to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate broker; and a brilliant, enigmatic physics student.
Ex-soldier Sean Taylor wakes up in an unfamiliar room next to the headless corpse of a girl, missing 24 hours worth of memory. A DVD in the room depicts him stabbing someone to death. He must somehow recover those missing hours.
When a friend is killed, salvage ship skipper Seychelle Sullivan begins to suspect that modern-day wreckers are causing yachts to crash onto the reefs - and killing off whoever gets in the way. Nestor Frias was piloting a billionaire's luxury power yacht on its maiden voyage when it ran aground. A few days later, Frias was dead. His eight-months-pregnant widow is distraught, and a host of questions surround both Frias's death and the ship's accident.
An American radiologist has his Spanish vacation turn into deadly search for a treasure that's been hidden for centuries.
Robert Reckliss receives a copper puzzle box accompanied by a cryptic note. The box, he'll learn, brings with it the responsiblity of stopping a mind-staggering terrorist threat. That will mean a series of trials around Manhattan guided by Terri, a mysterious psychic, and under the constant gaze of the sinister Watchman.
Northelm Boarding School on Lake Placid has the worst bully of all-a demon by the name of Hatchet Jack. M.J. Holliday, along with her partners Gilley and the handsome Dr. Steven Sable, are ready to send him back to the portal from whence he came. The school's summer construction, an uncooperative dean, and the very tempting Dr. Delicious are all trying to distract M.J. from her ghost hunting. But with a demonic disturbance as great as Hatchet Jack, she must focus and show no mercy to send him to detention for an eternity-in hell.
Small-time Long Island criminal, Johnnie LoDuco, after giving up a promising career as a smut peddler, gets involved with some friends who rob a convenience store, get caught because they are too stoned to make a getaway, and then pin all the blame on him. And when his childhood buddy Vinnie bails him out of jail, he agrees to partake in a scam Vinnie has put together that will make them all rich. The only problem is: while out fishing one day Johnnie reels in the biggest catch of his life... Vinnie's head on the end of the fishing line.
A body hangs listless and disfigured from the rafters of a London church. It turns out to be an 8 year old boy. Kidnapped, tortured and finally murdered, Daniel Wright never knew his tormentor. Detective Stacey Collins, however, has seen the darker side of humanity all too often.
Crime and vengeance reach out from the past to the present in a new thriller from the author of EVERY SECRET THING and TO THE POWER OF THREE. Thirty years ago, two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Now a disoriented woman claims to be the younger of the long-gone sisters. In a story that moves back and forth across decades, detective Kevin Infante is the one skeptical person.
Hollywood has come to Baltimore, and with it, traffic, a little mayhem, and murder. And how can private eye Tess Monaghan find a killer when she's surrounded by actors, people accustomed to hiding their motives? And everyone has an angle. A son envies his father; another man wants his friend's easy life; a rising star wants to be taken seriously; while a falling star wants the excitement of newfound fame. There's even a woman who is taking Tess's night-school course in the basics of private investigation who thinks she wants to be Tess Monaghan. Will Tess be able to sift through all the lies before the killer strikes again?
Araminta Jewell's marriage to the staid and ugly Sir Martin Culthorpe has not discouraged the rakes of London, for whom she has assumed an almost iconic status. Though she is now a wife, she is still pursued with unflagging zeal. It is during a sitting for a portrait painted by a fashionable French artist that architect Christopher Redmayne first meets her. Before the portrait can be finished and revealed, however, Sir Martin is murdered.
Nora Blackbird has made the society pages yet again. The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey's most notorious mobster-if he can survive the Blackbird Curse. Anytime a Blackbird sister remarries, the groom is bound to die...
Is the Boston Strangler, supposedly dead, back? Or is a copycat at work? Caught between the threats of a madman and that of an uncooperative police force, reporter Jack Flynn must play a dead game of cat and mouse.
At 16 Darby and her two best friends witnessed a woman being tortured, beaten and left for dead in the woods. Now she is a cop, investigating a serial killer who has slaughtered several young women. She's shocked to learn that two of the victims were her friends who witnessed the crime in the woods.
St. Petersburg, 1867. Two frozen bodies are found in Petrovsky Park. The first - that of a dwarf - has been packed neatly in a suitcase with a deep wound splitting his skull in two. The second - a burly peasant, is hanging from a nearby tree, a bloody axe in his belt. Porfiry Petrovich takes his investigation from squalid tenements and brothels into the more gentle stratum of society.
St. Petersburg, 1860s: a doctor's wife and son die suddenly in excruciating pain. The doctor is arrested, suspected of poisoning. Investigator Porfiry Petrovich is inclined to agree - until further, apparently unconnected murders occur.
Who would be interested in killing a double murderer who spent 24 years in prison? Chief Inspector Van Veeteren discovers that Verhaven was a star sprinter before he went to prison for allegedly killing two of his lovers. However, he never confessed to the murders and spent a lifetime proclaiming his innocence.
When the body of a controversial talk-show host is discovered hanging from a tree outside Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself under the scrutiny of national media. Then the body of a young woman is discovered a few days later and the the medical examiner finds a link between the departed souls.
Lt. Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate when patients begin inexplicably dying in the San Francisco Medical Center.
The word is that Jesse Robinson is dead. But when Cole Springer goes to Vegas at the behest of Jesse's father, he finds Jesse very much alive. Unless Springer can figure out what's going on--he won't be alive for very long. Jesse believes that whoever killed his "double" was really trying to kill him, only he doesn't know why--or who was killed in his place.
Mortuary cosmetologist Callie Parrish and her friend take off for a bluegrass festival on Surcie Island. But when a fiddler turns up dead, Callie has no choice but to take center stage in the investigation.
After a prominent businessman is found dead in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed - and strangled-with cords of black velvet - Lieutenant Eve Dallas is not surprised that the scandalous death becomes a source of titillation and speculation to the public-and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do the same.
Despite Veronica's haunted past and stormy relationship, parole officer Carolyn Sullivan doesn't believed her friend killed herself. And when she receives a note warning her off the case, she knows a killer is at large.
Ellie Avery is stunned when another military wife, Penny Follette, is found dead, an apparent suicide. Penny had confided the day before that she was pregnant. Things get more complicated when a feisty young female pilot is poisoned and hospitalized. When Ellie investigates, she finds plenty of suspects with secrets to protect and a deepening mystery that involves Middle Eastern artifacts, a shady art dealer, a valuable manuscript, a letter to die for, and black marketeers.
A group from the 60s reunites for a benefit concert and asks laundromat owner Josie Toadfern to rehabilitate their old tie-dyed costumes of yesteryear. But the laundry load disappears - only to reappear at a crime scene, making Josie a prime suspect.
Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has been hinting to Precious for some time now that he intends to do something special for their adopted daughter, Motholeli. And now it seems that the time for this good deed has come. Of course, good deed or not, his plan is bound to hit some snags. And that's when he will undoubtedly consider himself doubly - perhaps even triply - lucky to be married to the ever-resourceful, ever-understanding Precious Ramotswe.
Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne figures his wife kicking him out of their house is nobody's business but his own. Until a neighbour pays a friendly visit to Linda Van Alstyne -and finds the woman's body, gruesomely butchered, on the kitchen floor. To the state police, it's an open-and-shut case of a disaffected husband, silencing first his wife, then the murder investigation he controls. To the townspeople, it's proof that the whispered gossip about the police chief and the priest was true.
First a battered body of a Manchester woman is dumped in a forest in Galloway. Then the joint owner of the marina in Drumbeck, a yachting playground for wealthy Glasgow businessmen, is murdered. He has enemies but there are questions, too, about an earlier crime. DI Marjory Fleming - Big Marge - finds herself struggling with two major investigations, a woman who hates her living right on her doorstep, and an escalating feud between two of the best men in the force.
A Muslim student is found savagely beaten to death in a rundown area of Newcastle. Suspicion first falls on the far right National Unity Party, but Joe Donovan and his team soon realize that the killer is someone who will do anything to ensure an explosive 30 year old secret stays buried.
In 1984, a young Canadian woman vanished while on a hiking holiday in the Dordogne region of France. Now her sister Mara has moved to France to try to learn what happened. Her amateur investigations finally begin to show progress when she discovers a camera she is convinced belonged to Bedie in a second-hand store. And on the old roll of film is a picture of an unknown species of Lady's Slipper Orchid. If discovered, it might be the key to botanical fame - or it could be the marker to a shallow grave.
All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long lost gold and jewel studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar, which unfortunately reached Russia after that party was over. Success is not inevitable with John Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.
When Doc Ford saves controversial former US President J. C. Wilson from assassination he has no idea what he's let himself into. Wilson intends to prevent a US strike on an oil-rich Central American country and needs the help of a former lover, the reclusive former dictator of the country, and Doc Ford.
Michael McClelland, introduced in PRIVILEGED INFORMATION, has left the Colorado State Mental Hospital. He's coming after Alan Gregory's family - and he hold secrets about Alan's past that he thought he had successfully buried years ago.