hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
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Garrett, a 17 year old psychiatric patient, is found next to the murdered nurse holding a bloody knife. His doctor, Molly Katz, cannot believe he is the killer who is stalking the hospital corridors, killing nurses.
Special Agent Ren Bryce, expert in violent crime and a woman with secrets of her own, is the ideal choice to investigate when the body of FBI agent Jean Transom is discovered on the frozen slopes of a Colorado mountain.
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.
Evelyn James is called to investigate two different murders of women in very high-security penthouse suites. When her best friend Marissa, the DNA analyst, is attacked by the same man, things get personal. She's distracted by pressure from her homicide detective boyfriend about their future together and also by a harrowing crime scene in the salt mine underneath Lake Erie. A third murder convinces her that the killer's choice of victim is anything but random.
A series of attacks prompts the President to introduce draconian anti-terrorist laws. Oklahoma defense attorney Ben Kincaid, now an idealistic US senator, is recruited to push through the program. But he can't ignore his growing suspicion that the attacks are not quite as represented. Now, with his ever-resourceful chief of staff-his wife, Christina-and along with his support team backing his play, Ben squares off against what could be the most dangerous Goliath he's ever challenged.
While opening her own vintage clothing shop, Madeira Cutler must clear her family's name when her sister's wedding festivities hit a snag: murder.
For a hundred grand five Americans are willing to sneak into Cuba and assassinate Fidel Castro: a bounty hunter, a murderer on the run, a vengeful college kid, a professional thug, and a bank clerk dying of cancer. But a hundred grand isn't so grand when split five ways.
Carlotta Wren is on suspension from Neiman Marcus for various reasons. She's also nursing a broken arm. To pass the time, Carlotta agrees to go with her brother, Wesley, and his body-moving boss, Cooper Craft (who is romantically interested in Carlotta) on a road trip to Florida to retrieve the body of an Atlanta socialite. When they arrive in Florida, three different men stake claim to the body. The road trip back is riddled with mishaps, as someone seems determined that they won't make it back to Atlanta with the body intact.
ATF agent Alex Duarte is in New Orleans on the trail of a gun runner - only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy involving people linked to some of the highest offices of the United States government.
Phoenix, Arizona, 1973. A woman enters a house armed with a gun and accompanied by her twelve year old daughter. Shots are fired. After the woman and her daughter leave, the woman's husband is found dead inside. The case seems open and shut, though the only witness to the shooting is in a catatonic state and cannot testify. Legendary Phoenix criminal attorney Dan Morgan takes on the case determined to win, but there are no easy answers, only mysteries.
Jay McCaulay, formerly a Captain in the Paras, now works to track and reunite families separated by conflict. But she also possesses the specialized knowledge that makes her perfect for an MI6 mission to find out why a Macedonian organized crime boss has been sighted in the UK.
Four seemingly disparate lives are beginning to unravel. The fiance of NASA project manager Alanna Mendes is apparently killed in a fishing accident, only to be spotted six months later in Silicon Valley. Four years after being caught hacking into NASA's mainframe computer, Jay Alexi is still blacklisted from the top colleges and computer companies and he's desperate for a second chance. Once a seccessful international banking CFO, David Collier is a broken man who can't afford the treatment for his daughter's rare kidney disease. A terrorist group abducts the son of billionaire Steven Galvin. One person ties them together - The Puppet Master.
Ophelia Jensen, the practical, pragmatic, law-abiding librarian has just begun letting down her hair with Stephen Larsen, the author of some of the most scandalous crime exposes ever written. But a murderer makes Stephen disappear - and Ophelia might be next. The sheriff warns her and her grandmother Abby not to meddle, but after another shooting leaves them shaken the women can't help but get involved.
Pepper Martin, heiress turned cemetery tour-guide, often has her hands full with two hotties and the ghosts who won't let her rest-or work, or shop-in peace. Now the specter of a young woman in a lab coat wants Pepper's help. Before the woman died, she worked with a sexy, mysterious doctor who coincidentally once saved Pepper's life-and who the woman claims is now in danger. But Pepper doesn't know that there's more to the story, including a devious doctor-and an obsessive, crazy love.
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.
It was a murder made for TV: a trail of tiny bloody footprints. an innocent toddler playing beside her mother's bludgeoned body. Pretty young Corinne Wolff, seven months pregnant, brutally murdered in her own home. Cameras and questions don't usually faze Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson, but the media frenzy surrounding the Wolff case turns particularly nasty when the young mother is linked to an amateur porn Web site with an underage actress and unwitting players. The shock is magnified when an old adversary uses the footage to implicate Taylor in a murder - an accusation that threatens her career, her reputation and her relationship.
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.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum seeks boy genius Martin Munch for failure to appear in court. However, Wulf Grimoire, a remorseless killer who desires world domination has chosen Munch for his new business partner.
Waitress Wanda Nell Culpepper is barely hitched to her new husband, Jack, before the couple starts digging into an unsolved murder from thirty-one years ago. But a new death puts this cold case on the front burner.
Dame Frevisse must determine whether Sister Cecely, newly returned to the nunnery with her young son, is truly interested in repenting for her sins-or if she's just in hiding after involvement in schemes that threaten everyone at St. Frideswide.
Kneeling to receive Holy Communion at St.Saviour's Church in Dublin one Sunday, it suddenly dawns on Magda Finnan how she can earn God's blessing. She vows to kill Father Doran. A cleaner at St. Cosmo Care Home for the Elderly, the nineteen-year old remains haunted by her upbringing in a Magdalene orphanage. Among her memories of discipline, prescription, and the ever-present fear of damnation, one image in particular defies the passage of time. Her best friend Lucy, falling down the deep stairwell to her death. But, as the ghosts of the past refuse to lie quiet, a very different revelation awaits her. Ultimately, she will have to realise that every thing she most believes in might not be God's truth after all, and that she must have faith in herself to survive.
Richard Eusden agrees to do a favour for a dying friend and finds himself in a race for life - his own and his friend's - across Belgium, Germany and Denmark in a mystery that somehow connects his friend's long dead grandfather, an Isle of Wight police officer and the tragic fate of the Russian Royal family.
Investigative journalist Jake Carlson has made a career of digging up the truth. After winning a Pulitzer at age 33, he accepts a lucrative job as a correspondent with the popular television news show 'American Outrage'. But his life and career are derailed when he loses his wife to cancer, leaving him to raise his adopted son Sam alone. Sam yearns to find his biological mother, and Jake tries to track her down using his investigative skills, only to uncover a horrifying ring of deceit and black market child trafficking. When the identity of Sam's true bloodline is revealed, Jake knows that it's no longer only his life at risk, but his son's as well.
Thomas Chalconer returns to London from abroad and learns that the government has slapped a tax on printed newspapers. He also learns that a number of citizens have died after eating cucumbers. One such citizen is a lawyer with links to "the Butcher of Smithfield".
L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer's wedding plans are endangered by a killer on the loose. That until death do you part bit might come up sooner than really wanted.
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When the local mailman inherits a haunted mansion and demands an exorcism, bookshop owner Pen must act fast to save her favourite ghost - 1940s detective Jack Shepard - before it's too late.
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 American 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.
Florida's self-proclaimed oldest living private eye, Gladdy Gold, and her friends return home to find a bank robber taunting her detective agency - and a murderer lurking at her retirement community.
Dismas Hardy agrees to take an appeal to overturn the murder conviction of National Guard reservist Evan Scholler. Scholler had plenty of reasons for revenge - but as Dismas delves into the case, he begins to uncover a terrible truth that drops him right into the complicated world of government conspiracy, assassination and betrayal.
Jack Whalen was a patrol cop for 12 years before he left in difficult circumstances. Now he isn't sure what he is-or what's happening to him. First his wife vanishes on a routine business trip. But then he discovers she hasn't disappeared at all. Then a lawyer, an acquaintance from childhood, asks Jack to solve an odd little mystery concerning a will. Yet the more Jack digs, the larger the mystery grows-and the stranger his old friend behaves. And in Oregon, a young girl goes missing. But it becomes clear that she's not an innocent victim...and is far from defenseless. Three strange events-all somehow tied to Jack.
Down-to-earth debutante Nora Blackbird is having a meltdown-and it isn't because of Philadelphia's heat wave, or an overdose at the city's Chocolate Festival. A noted Philly philanthropist has taken a swan dive from an office balcony-and Nora's friend Lexie stands accused of the murder. Then Nora's scheming parents reappear, sending all three Blackbird sisters into a panic. Now Nora must uncover the scandalous hijinks her parents are plotting-before she winds up taking all the heat and strangling her father with his own ascot.
Voluptuous P.I. Savannah Reid discovers what happens when too rich and too thin becomes too deadly as she delves into the disappearance of a celebrity hanger-on that soon leads to something more sinister.
Dr. Natasha McCarty and her husband Ward are in grief after the death of their son. But more is in store for them. Her hands have begun to shake. A prized memento has been stolen. And a sordid scandal explodes out of nowhere. And, though they don't know it, a killer watches their home, having chosen this day as their last.
A vengeful woman who aches for her place in paradise. An anguished mother desperate to find her child. A detective who needs to redeem himself. Three strangers entangled in a plot to change the world in only six seconds.
Magdalena Yoder may be finally married to big-time Manhattan doctor Gabriel Rosen, but she's still a small-town girl at heart, and thrilled to emcee the first annual Hernia Holstein Competition. Until someone clobbers the contest's originator and both Gabe and his daughter Alison go missing. Now Magdalena vows to track down clues until the cows-and her family-come home.
While Detective Harry Hole's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the woman is found shot to death in her bed. Harry begins to receive threatening emails. Is someone trying to frame him?
Portland, 1868. Wealthy Horace Stratton brings back from Shanghai yet another fortune -- and his wife Emily, shy daughter of missionaries, and their teenaged son. But Horace falls ill and dies in San Francisco. Emily will have to deal with Horace's ongoing schemes and seedy and painful past - and his partners, who want her to go away - by whatever means necessary.
Twenty years ago two teenage brothers went into the woods, but only one, Oren, came back. When Oren returns home, an ex-investigator for the Army CID, he hears a thump on the porch. His brother Josh is finally coming back -- bone by bone. That thump was the jawbone. Oren sets out to solve his brother's murder -- and enounters a town full of secrets and secret-keepers.
When a country doctor is asked to step in as the personal physician of the President of the United States, he discovers that someone is trying to murder the President.
Jane's quiet life as a surgeon's wife comes to an end. When a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fund raiser and patients are being evacuated, she encounters the young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters. Despite her promises, she must come back to transform one more victim into a runner.
One day 50 year old shopkeeper Eugene Wren comes across an envelope containing a sum of money. He writes a note and sticks it up on a lamp post near his house. This note will link a number of very different people, each with their own obsessions, problems, dreams and despairs.
[BC author]. Hollywood, 1931: Kitty Pangborn's boss, private detective Dexter Theroux, has been asked to help leading man Laird Wyndham prove his innocence. The actor was the last person to be seen with a young actress who died under very suspicious circumstances, and the star has fallen from the big screen to the big house. Wyndham's a dreamboat, but that isn't the only thing that has Kitty hot under the collar. Dex has already signed a client---one who's hired him to prove Wyndham's hands are not as clean as they look.
Called in secretly to investigate an allegedly haunted house with royal connections, Merrily Watkins, deliverance consultant for the Diocese of Hereford, is exposed to a real and tangible evil. A hidden valley on the border of England and Wales preserves a longtime feud between two old border families as well as an ancient Templar church with a secret that may be linked to a famous ghost story. On her own and under pressure with the nights drawing in, the hesitant Merrily has never been less sure of her ground. Meanwhile, Merrily's closest friend, songwriter Lol Robinson, is drawn into the history of his biggest musical influence, the tragic Nick Drake, finding himself troubled by Drake's eerie autumnal song "The Time of No Reply."
Investigative journalist Frank Delaney is in Phuket, Thailand in the aftermath of the tsunami. He has discovered that someone is trying to prevent identification of one of the bodies lying in makeshift beachside morgues. His search for the reason leads him through Thailand's seedy child sex trade to an elaborate coverup in France and Germany.
A violent thunderstorm knocks down a tree on Jane Thistle's property and uncovers a pile of skeletal remains beneath. She invites an archaeological expert to come over for a look - only to find that things in the small Alabama town of Tullulah are not at all as they seem. Now it's up to the town's superior senior sleuths Jane Thistle and Phoebe Twigg to dig up the truth.
Leslie McHugh is married to an undercover cop. Lonely, tired, and starting to drink too much, she knows that their marriage is on the rocks because her husband lives a second life she knows almost nothing about. When a thousand dollars disappears from their bank account, she wants answers, but before she can even ask the questions, their 17 year old daughter, a real cop's kid already on a collision course with trouble, turns up at the center of Craig's investigation into a snitch's violent death.
Mary DiNunzio is surprised when her high school rival Trish Gambone shows up in her office after all these years, looking for help, afraid of her abuse, gun-toting drug dealer boyfriend. Then Trish vanishes, a corpse turns up in an alley, and Mary is forced into a crusade to unmask a killer.
Our unnamed detective is a male computer technician by day and the transvestite hostess of Istanbul's most notorious nightclub by night. When one of the 'girls' at the club is murdered, our hero must find the murderers. Luckily she is well armed with beauty, wit, the wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn and an expert in Thai kickboxing.
Court Engineer Leonardo da Vinci conjures a living chess game for the Duke of Milan using his royal court as chess pieces. But when one 'piece' is murdered, da Vinci's scrupulous eye for detail is needed to find the killer.
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.
After two men end their business partnership one of them is savagely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset. Rutledge discovers that the victim was universally despised -- even his wife and the town's police are suspect. And yet in London he was highly regarded.
After the two year old son of a Saudi prince is kidnapped, Burke makes a journey that will forever change his life - and that of his outlaw family.
Two small time drug dealers are found on the outskirts of Paris, their throats cut in a peculiar fashion. Adamsberg and his detectives shuttle between Paris and Normandy on the trail of a shadowy killer.
Adamsberg is alone in believing that the blue chalk circles that have begun to appear on the pavements of Paris are not benign. He senses the cruelty behind the strange assortment of objects that appear within the circles -- and his fears are vindicated when a circle appears with the body of a woman with her throat savagely cut.
Lori Shepherd's five year old twins have started school, and Lori fears they'll catch everything from the flu to fleas. What they do come home with, however, is worse: a report of a pale, cloaked figure with bloodstained lips lurking in the woods. The vampire-hunting trail leads to Leo, a charismatic vagabond who just returned to England after a self-imposed exile, a bitter old crone named Lizzie Black, and finally to Aldercot Hall, where a mysterious murder took place forty years ago.
Tricia Miles, owner of the Haven't Got a Clue bookstore, must solve her own mystery when a bestselling author is found dead in the washroom.
Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton begins torching corpses at the Body Farm in order to understand how fire consumes flesh and bone. This comes in handy when, en route to trial, the deranged medical examiner who killed his lover and tried to murder him, escapes from custody. Police, searching, find only a pile of burnt bones.
Hamish Macbeth learns that a newcomer to the village, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed by her until he finds out she has been dispensing dangerous potions. At first the villagers won't listen to him, saying that the loveless Hamish has turned against all women. And when she's found murdered, Hamish is the prime suspect, since he did threaten to kill her.
CIA operative John Wells is in a running battle with an enemy that may have already won the war.
CIA agent John Wells and his colleague - and fiance - Jennifer Exley are driving into work when traffic comes to a standstill, due to accidents on both bridges into Washington. A pretty big coincidence, he thinks, beginning to get a bad feeling - a feeling that only gets worse when he spots the red motorcycle zooming up between cars toward him. Before the day is over, several people will be dead or severely injured, Exley among them, and Wells will be a man possessed. The attackers are Russian, and it is to Russia that Wells must follow the trail.
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.
1980s El Salvador: a bookish new recruit, Victor Pena, is assigned to assist in a government torture squad's interrogation of a young woman suspected of supporting guerilla forces.
Three commercial jets have gone up in flames - and nothing showed up on the radar. Dr.Cammy Talbot, an expert on missile defense systems, suspects a new stealth technology. As she looks for a defense against the mystery weapon, she begins to see that this is the opening gambit in a campaign of conquest is being waged.
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.
For a certain sum of money Samuel Carver will arrange any death. But when a job below a bridge in Paris goes wrong and he is pursued by the very forces that hired him, Carver must execute his most daring feat yet.
The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's "Faust" for safekeeping. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humourless - but attractive - British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice.
While Jack goes to pick up Chinese food, Regan enters their apartment, unaware that a nervous thief, who preceded her by minutes, is hiding in the front closet. A thief who knows about a hidden safe that Regan and Jack have yet to discover.
Abby Knight encourages roommate Nikki to give speed dating a try. But Nikki's date is murdered and evidence points to Nikki as the killer. Abby enlists the help of her hunky ex-Army Ranger boyfriend, Marco. But Marco's rambunctious extended family turns Abby's hectic life into a disaster zone.
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?
Local politics get nasty when Rosewood, Georgia, elects a new mayor-and Diane Fallon is replaced with an incompetent crony as head of the crime lab. But just as she's adjusting to life without murder, the newly appointed chief of police and the mayor are shot dead. Back on the job, Diane realizes that no one is safe-least of all her.
In the Arctic, two American intelligence operatives are kidnapped while investigating Russian submarines - a constant, covert presence beneath the ice caps. In Washington, ex-Marine Charlie Dean and his team at Desk Three trace the abduction back to the Russian "mafiya," who have their sights set on the massive reserves of oil that lie thousands of feet below the ocean's floor. While Dean is sent to the Arctic to rescue the hostages, the beautiful Lia Francesca penetrates a heavily guarded dacha on the shores of the Black Sea. Here she learns the explosive truth about Russia and its Arctic oil - one that could cost Dean and his Deep Black team their lives...and drive the world's superpowers to the brink of war.
Captain Juan Cabrillo and the motley crew of his high-tech spy ship take on their most extraordinary - and lethal - mission yet.
Roger Bascombe has sent his fiance, Celeste Temple, a note stating that their engagement is terminated. Celeste is determined to find out why. Adopting a disguise she follows Roger to the forbidding Harschmort Manor. There she enters a world that is by turns seductive and shocking and discovers a conspiracy that is unbelievably terrifying.
Maryse Robicheaux heaves a sigh of relief when her rude and manipulative, not-so-beloved mother-in-law kicked the bucket. But death hasn't deterred Helena one bit. Being haunted -- harried, more like it, however, isn't even the worst of Maryse's problems. Someone in Mudbug (Louisiana) is out to kill her.
American adventurer Ethan Gage finds himself hurled into the Holy Land in dogged pursuit of an ancient Egyptian scroll imbued with magic, even as Bonaparte launches his 1799 invasion of Israel, which will climax at the epic siege of Acre. Pursuing Napoleon to France, where the general hopes ancient secrets will catapult him to power, Gage must prevent dark powers from seizing control of the world.
Serge sets up a travel website that catches the attention of his old nemesis, Agent Mahoney, and the chase is on. Meanwhile, professional robbery crews have begun targeting trade show exhibitors, who may or may not be what they seem. Bodies begin piling up, which is less than usual for the locale--except this time it involves rare postcards. Serge has had enough! He's forced into the only logical course of action--go shopping at the Home Depot.
Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher's research into the Tower of London's bloody history lands her in a modern murder investigation.
Billboard tycoon Oliver Mercer had been brutally slain in his home in the Pasadena hills, joined in death by his long-legged trophy girlfriend - both bodies displayed in a chilling tableau. Homicide detective Nan Vining, who survived her own harrowing attack a year earlier, must now working the Mercer case alongside ex-flame Jim Kissick, stirring up conflicted feelings in her. From the ritzy estates of L.A.'s Lamborghini-driving set to a rocky desert outpost where rattlesnakes whisper murder, Nan will risk both her badge and her heart on a case that cuts close to the bone.
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 restauranteur, a serial killer on the loose is the last thing Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper needs on her plate right now. When another victim 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.
London, 1864. A wealthy widow and an orphan girl collaborate to find a stolen jewel collection and exonerate a local simpleton who has been blamed for two gruesome murders. Their trail leads them to India.
Summertime has finally arrived in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar bakery, is happy to help her business partner, Lisa, prepare for a big family reunion. Everyone is delighted when Lisa's long-lost uncle, Gus, makes a surprise appearance. Well, almost everyone. When Gus is found dead with two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake by his side, Hannah sets to work to uncover the secrets from his past. She'll have to sift through a long line of suspects to find a killer - and it could prove to be a recipe for her own demise.
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.
After 5 years, lawyer Hugh Gwynne's most difficult case has finally come to court. His client Tom Deacon is claiming damages for post-traumatic stress after a car accident in which he witnessed the death of his young daughter by fire. The case is going well, when Hugh receives an anonymnous letter that throws him into an impossible dilemma.
When King Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on his estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The king orders Adelia Aguilar, expert in the science of death, to investigate - and hopefully stave off civil war. A reluctant Adelia finds herself once again in the company of Rowley Picot, the new Bishop of St. Albans - and her baby's father.
As the Celts continue to resist Henry's rule, believing Arthur will return to repel the invading Saxons, Adelia is called upon to prove that two corpses are those of Arthur and Guinevere.
Dynamic chief financial officer Michael Rose wishes to add CIS, a global IT company to his conglomerate. There is opposition from CIS and from his own board, but Rose believes he can maneuver the deal through. He is unaware that CIS is only the public face of a ruthless and powerful organization dedicated to worldwide surveillance of America's real or supposed enemies.
Miniaturist Geraldine's nephew arrests a local for murdering her boyfriend. Enlisted to help find the real culprit, Gerry comes upon criminal artists who wish she'd mind her own tiny business.
Kyle McAvoy has a promising legal future -- but he also has a secret, an episode from his college days that he would like to forget. Thus he forced into taking a high-profile job that others would kill to get -- and forced to lie, cheat and steal.
An explosion in Grand Central Station destroys the train on which Karen Friedman's, a successful hedge fund manager, is riding in to work. That same day in Karen's hometown of Greenwich a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead. Detective Ty Hauck finds a clue that connects the two seemingly unrelated events. Months later, two men show up at Karen's home digging into her husband's business dealings: hundreds of millions of dollars are missing.
Aurora knows that when a day starts out with your handyman going crazy in your front yard, it probably won't get any better. Sure enough, her husband Martin's niece Regina shows up with a baby whom no one knew she was expecting. Then she disappears, leaving behind the child - and a murdered husband.
Paula Holliday is a big city media exec who moves to the suburbs to start a gardening business. She can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional "human" pest - 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.
At the glamorous Winter Palace in Luxor, the honeymooning Claire Malloy's hopes for a quiet, uneventful stay involving shopping, and tourist sites, are dashed when a blond college student of their recent acquaintance is kidnapped by two young men on horseback in a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood horror film. Something is clearly afoot in this tourist paradise - and now Claire will stop at nothing to find out what.
Erlendur and his team investigate after a young boy is found frozen to the ground in his own blood in a Reykjavik garden. They also learn that the boy's half-Thai brother is missing.
1949. Berlin has become too dangerous for Bernie Gunther and he now works as a private detective in Munich. He is hired by a woman who would like to confirm that her husband, a war criminal, is dead. In accepting the case Bernie takes on far more than what he'd bargained for.
When John Rawlings is asked to investigate a secret club and some shady goings-on, he is intrigued. The disreputable Sir Francis Dashwood is believed to be involved, as well as some illustrious members of the British aristocracy. In disguise and accompanied by the ungainly Sam Swann, John befriends Sir Dashwood and gains access to him and his family, including someone from John's past, someone whose exceptional beauty still hypnotises him. But evil lurks in hidden corners of sir Dashwood's opulent home and there seems to be a sinister element behind the infamous Hellfire Club's debaucheries. Is John putting himself and Sam in danger by trying to find out the truth?
Elliot Steil is on the trail of two men who have kidnapped a New York fashion model known for her Zionist convictions. He devises, with the assistance of two Israeli agents, to get a vast ransom to Toronto and his boss's daughter home. But Elliot becomes more and more aware that he is treading on uncertain ground.
Undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd knows there are no easy solutions in the war against terrorism. When a killer starts to target pardoned IRA terrorists, Shepherd must put his life on the line to protect his former enemies. While he is undercover in Belfast, a grief-stricken Saudi whose two sons died under torture in the name of the War On Terror is planning to avenge their deaths by striking out at two people close to Shepherd. As the assassin closes in on his prey, Shepherd realizes that the only way to save lives is to become a killer himself.
28-year-old Isabel "Izzy" Spellman works as a licensed private investigator with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. But she finally has enough of her family after her parents hire her 14 year old sister to follow her and ascertain the identity of her new boyfriend. But she must take one last job before they'll let her go - a fifteen year old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life.
An upstart archaeologist and a murderous group of conspirators vie for a treasure that may rewrite history - an account of the world's creation recorded millennia ago by a humble scribe onto the legendary Bible of Clay.
An Apache hit man arrives in Paradise to find a missing girl and snuff out her mother. But his conscience is getting the best of him. If he does not make the hit, he will pay for it. So might Jesse Stone, who has been enlisted to protect them all.
Lady Julia returns to celebrate the holidays only to find her father's home crowded with family, friends and the one man she had hoped to forget, Nicholas Brisbane. But the celebrations take a ghastly turn when one of the guests is found brutally murdered in the chapel, and a member of Lady Julia's own family confesses to the crime. Certain of her cousin's innocence, Lady Julia resumes partnership with Brisbane, setting out to unravel a tangle of deceit before the killer can strike again.
When the ex-wife of a local celebrity is charged with his murder, minister's wife Aggie Sloan-Wilcox seeks divine inspiration to help clear her name.
Amarylis Coltraine, recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, is taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon. She had started a serious relationship with Eve Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris, and so Eve is doubly determined to find the killer.
This psychological thriller is a novel of ideas and a story of love. Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have a perfect life--a beautiful wife, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. His life unravels with a troubled young patient, a murdered girl, and a lie. He embarks on a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind. Recommended.
Special investigator Major Vin Cooper links the sniper bullet that kills a young soldier on patrol in Iraq with the bizarre death of a 4-star general, who also happens to be the dead soldier's father and the son-in-law of the Vice President. Cooper follows a trail that goes from Baghdad to sex slavery in Latvia to a celebrated political marriage that began in the White House Rose Garden.
Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing a resistant Lady Catherine Parr and Matthew Shardlake is working to defend a teenage boy, a religious fanatic who is being held in the infamous Bedlam hospital for the insane. When an old friend of Shardlake's is murdered, he vows to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him back to Bedlam but also to Catherine Parr - and the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. As Bishop Bonner prepares to purge London of Protestants, Shardlake, with his assistant Jack Barak, uncovers a series of horrific murders that shake them all to the core.
Nikki Sands, manager of the Malveaux Estates in Napa Valley - and girlfriend of the owner - is blissfully happy - until a guru's devotee is killed on the famous Napa Valley Wine train and ruins her peace of mind.
On June 9 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year old Charles Dickens hurtled into a disaster. So: did he begin leading a double life after the accident? Was his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens and the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies mere research? (Editor's note: you will need at least a 5 lb bag of limes to dissolve an entire body; make sure, when you buy them, that they actually still have the pits -- most limes are these days are sold without this core component).
Sherri Travis tends bar in Jacaranda, Florida, and wants her lying, cheating scam artist husband Jimmy out of her life. When Jimmy and his boat explode in an orange ball of fire, Sherri is the prime suspect. There are those threats she made, and that quarter million dollar insurance policy. Now, not only must she find the killer, she must keep the killer from finding her first.
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."
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.
Inside Alaska's biggest national park, around the town of Niniltna, a gold mining company has started buying up land. The residents of the Park are uneasy -- and then there are two brutal murders, including that of a long-standing mine opponent. The investigation into those deaths falls to Trooper Jim Chopin and, as usual, he needs Kate to help him get to the heart of the matter.
To help boost ratings for her show, Della Carmichael agrees to enter a televised cake competition sponsored by Reggi-Mixx, even though the company's owner, Regina Davis, is an old college nemesis. When she finds someone drowned in a mixing bowl of batter, Della realizes solving this murder will be no cakewalk.
The discovery of the bodies of two young girls leaves D.I. Jack Frost in a race to hunt down the killer before he, or she, can strike again. At the same time, he faces a crisis at Denton police station which could result in his being sacked.
Christmas Eve 1931: Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met - and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane's personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case.
When Corvinus receives a letter from his adopted daughter, Marilla, with a tantalizing postscript mentioning a possible murder, he hot-foots it to Castrimoenium at once. Not everyone, however, agrees that Lucius Hostilius was murdered. Poison was apparently the means of death, but Lucius was terminally ill. It was only a matter of time. Although he hasn't any official investigative status, Corvinus can't resist doing a little amateur sleuthing. And he has barely begun when two other corpses turn up and he is formally on the case. Lucius had been suffering something of a personality change because of his illness, so there is no shortage of suspects among friends and family whom he had antagonized.
The party puts Shanghai's Chief Inspector Chen Cao on the case after two murdered young women are found, both dressed in precisely the same kind of red mandarin dress.
The CIA enlists ex art smuggler Ovid Wiely to help them track down a priest who's made off with millions from the Vatican. He tracks the priest into the dense and deadly depths of the Brazilian jungle.
Nadia Stafford, an ex-cop with a legal code all her own, is known only as "Dee" to her current employer: a New York crime family that pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the memory of a past loss comes back with a vengeance and her old instincts go into overdrive. With her enigmatic mentor, Jack, covering her back, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly darker and deadlier mystery. [Canadian author].
[British Columbia author]. When a cake kills a squire, the castle governor enlists the help of Templar Bascot de Marins. But as murder spreads beyond the castle walls, he wonders if it is in fact the work of a lethal master of poisons.
The age of chivalry lives again at the Renaissance fair. Wizards, wenches, magicians, and minstrels cajole the fairgoers while lords quaff, jesters joke, and knights battle in the joust arena. But Lori discovers that it's not all pageantry and play. A sinister figure is stalking the angel-voiced madrigal singer. A jealous rival has sabotaged the Dragon Knight's weapons. And an evil assassin is trying to murder Good King Wilfred.
Land Management agent Jamaica Wild and her wolf, Mountain, are deployed to a wildfire on the Southern Ute reservation, where a puzzling plea whispered by a burning man points to a mystery more menacing than murder.
At each Chicago murder scene there is (a) a dead rock musician and (b) a digital tape recorded by a singer/groupie who died in the late sixties.
As Aimee is about to find happiness at last, Yves, her fiance of a single night, is killed. Was the murderer a woman in a chador? Or a homosexual trick? Finding out who cut her lover's throat involves Aimee in Kurdish and Turkish politics as she tries to track down his contacts above and beneath the streets of Paris.
Digging in the peat on her new property on the Shetland Islands, Tora Hamilton unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman's heart has been cut out and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her - even when the police, her colleagues and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.
Irish immigrant Molly Murphy's support for women's suffrage lands her in jail. Her vexing afternoon in the clink brings her a pair of new cases. For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to uncover the truth behind her parents' lives and deaths. Second, Emily's college roommate Fanny Poindexter wants Molly to find proof of her husband's philandering so that she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies and her husband claims she's a victim of the flu epidemic, it's more than Molly's conscience can take.
Molly Murphy and police captain Daniel Sullivan set out to investigate the identity of a young woman found unconscious in Central Park. When the woman wakes up, she is disoriented and has lost her ability to speak. The authorities are about to pack her off to an insane asylum--but Molly can't help but step in and take on yet another stormy case...
Train enthusiast Francis Humphreys took his last breath while relatives and neighbours visited downstairs. But if everyone is downstairs, who could have stolen into Uncle Francis' study, killed him, and escaped? Mrs. Jeffries will have to lend her downstairs common sense to this upstairs murder mystery.
A newly elected President dismantles McLanahan's Aerospace Battle Force and the Russians move into Turkmenistan, Iran and the Persian Gulf. McLanahan, against direct orders, strikes back. As US police and military units attempt to dislodge him from his secure base, he races to outmaneuver his own countrymen and defeat the Russians.
Inspector Montalbano goes looking for a boy who has disappeared into a narrow shaft under his family's beach rental -- and uncovers something terribly sinister. As he works in the summer heat trying to solve the perplexing case, his long-suffering girlfriend Livia refuses to answer his calls.
Having heard of Ellie Haskell's success as an amateur detective, the headmistress of St. Roberta's boarding school, Mrs. Battle, wants Ellie to come and find out who has stolen the Loverly sports trophy and is seeking to bring embarrassment to the school. Her less than rosy memories of St. Roberta notwithstanding, Ellie soon finds herself in the thick of boarding school life, where an apparent schoolgirl prank soon gives way to murder.
While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder? Theodosia's investigation takes her from the Lowcountry thicket to the backstage maze of a darkened theater where a maestro of murder waits for the next cue. All proving that when it comes to high drama, Theodosia can give Verdi a run for his money.
When the Charleston Film Festival opens with a bang - the real-life murder of a famous director - Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is pulled into an investigation as perilous as any big screen thriller.
Elvis was a hero when he cleared an innocent man of a murder charge. But when that innocent man is found dead three years later holding photos of the victim, Elvis is the one on trial.
Hong Kong 1997: only a few months remain before the colony's handover. A young MI6 agent becomes involved when a high profile Chinese professor emerges from the seas off the New Territories with the key to a sinister plan that could spell disaster for China in the 21st century.
Falco is asked to investigate a murder in the famous Library. When he learns that both his Uncle Fulvius and his own disreputable father are also in Alexandria, he begins to fear they might be connected to the events in the Library. If so, he stands no chance.
Thomas Black - and his partner Kathy Birchfield - are working on opposite sides of a charged political campaign. Then an airplane plunges into Washington state's Cape Disappointment, taking the life of an incumbent US senator.
A delicate balance of forces - greed and corruption, ambition and desire - run out of control in the wake of a serial killer's grisly rampage. A power struggle - between a police chief who has looked the other way for too long, a Mafia boss who holds the city's vices in his powerful grasp, and media reporters looking for a big story - turns what has been a minor dispute into a desperate struggle for survival.
New York police veteran Michael Beckett lands a walk-on role in a popular network cop show and believes he has found a new career for himself. However his attraction to the show's writer, Solano Ortiz, puts him back into police work when Solano's neighbourhood becomes the target of a string of arsons.
Every Fourth of July, the town of Cabot Cove hosts an elaborate celebration, and no one is more enthusiastic than the town's newest resident, corporate mogul Joseph Lennon. He's desperate to give the town an unwanted 21st century makeover, including financing a fireworks extravaganza to rival New York City's. But when Lennon's lifeless body is found floating in the water outside his office, Jesica Fletcher has no choice but to investigate her fellow Cabot Cove citizens to find out if one of them is capable of murder.
Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdulmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece - a portrait of Mehmed the Conqueror - may have resurfaced in Venice. The eunuch Yashim sends his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to down-at-the-heel Venice, where a killer is at large, as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini.
1807. Napoleon has occupied Prussia and now Serge Lavedrine, Paris's famed criminologist, needs the help of magistrate Hanno Stiffeniis. Three children have been found massacred in their beds. Their mother has disappeared without a trace. The local Jewish population is believed to be responsible.
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.
Recently promoted to DI in the city's Major Crime Unit, Lynn Kellogg's rescue of a badly beaten fifteen-year old from eastern Europe links her to an international investigation into people trafficking and gun smuggling, and teams her up with SOCA, the Serious and Organized Crime Agency, for the first time. Just as everything seems to be progressing smoothly, things start to go wrong, leaving Lynn with serious doubts about the integrity of the SOCA officers in charge. And when DI Charlie Resnick rouses himself from near retirement to lend a hand, he finds he's blocked at every turn.
DI John Handford and DS Kahlid Ali are called in to investigate when Diane Ingleby is shot. It soon emerges that her husband is involved with the BNP. Tensions mount as accusations fly from all sides with the approach of the local elections -- but everyone is silent where it matters most.
Psychologist Kate Holly is about to get evicted from her office, and her best option may be to share space with her jacuzzi-loving ex-boyfriend, Dr. Thad Glazer. That's not going to help her patch things up with her firefighter ex-husband. With her oddball patients, meddling mother, and eccentric secretary thrown into the mix - not to mention a spree of suspicious fires - will Kate put her life back together or wind up in a padded cell?
1325: There is turmoil in England. But could the Prophecy of St Thomas's Holy Oil save King Edward? It is believed that the king who is annointed with it will conquer France, unite Christendom, and throw the heathens from the Holy Land. Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock return from France with an urgent instruction for the King. Before long Baldwin and Simon find themselves at the center of a deadly court intrigue involving the most powerful and ruthless men in the country who will stop at nothing - not the least murder - to achieve their ambitions.
The bones of murdered women start surfacing in L.A.'s Bird Marsh. All are prostitutes except the most recent victim; a brilliant young musician from the East Coast, employed by a wealthy family to tutor a musical prodigy. Conveniently - perhaps ominously - the victim's blueblood employers are nowhere to be found, and their estate's jittery caretaker raises hackles.
1950. Bernie Gunther flees the false accusation that he is a war criminal and goes to Argentina like the Nazis he despises. But soon he is pressured by the police there into taking on a case that has links to an unsolved case from 1932 Berlin.
Serial dater and greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley goes undercover in a media-training company suspected of video piracy, but when a dead body appears on the company's property, she's caught up in a conspiracy that goes way beyond some stolen DVDs.
Serial dater and greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley goes undercover in a media-training company suspected of video piracy, but when a dead body appears on the company's property, she's caught up in a conspiracy that goes way beyond some stolen DVDs.
When ghost hunter and medium M.J.Holliday appears on a television show called 'Haunted Possessions', she encounters an evil knife that releases a demon. Now all hell has broken loose in the haunted hotel where M.J. is staying - and it's up to her to give the uninvited guest an early checkout.
Kate McCall's husband has been killed by her son, Luke, in a tragic bow-hunting accident. While Kate struggles with her son's surly guilt, her first love, Jack, an ex-con, reappears, along with a crew of his former "colleagues." While Jack must convince his partners in crime that he really "did "lose the heist money, his appearance sets into motion a series of events culminating in a life-and-death confrontation with a gang of killers.
Cassandra, now a successful writer, returns to her hometown of Baltimore and begins looking into a mystery which takes her back to her schooldays. A former classmate was jailed for 7 years for failing to reveal the location of her missing child. Cassandra thinks she can solve the mystery of the missing child -- not knowing that she will learn that her own history may not be quite what she believes.
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?
When a container full of joints of human meat turns up at Aberdeen, Logan McRae joins the manhunt for Ken Wiseman, a serial killer released 7 years ago from Peterhead prison. As more human meat turns up in the food chain, members of the original team that put Wiseman away begin to go missing.
Everyone is looking forward to interior designer Jean Hasting's restoration of a Victorian mansion, but the open house becomes a crime scene when a body is discovered.
The dashing Captain Daniel Rawson - spy, linguist, duellist, ladies' man and career soldier - can charm a lady as well as he can carry a sword. And whether it is extracting information from the wife of a French general or leading his soldiers in a Forlorn Hope, Rawson proves himself invaluable to John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, and the Confederate forces as they head towards the ferocious battle of Blenheim. But on their march across Europe, Rawson discovers he has two very different camps of pursuers. The beautiful Abigail Piper, with who Rawson enjoyed a brief flirtation while in London, is determined to get her man. A soldier couldn't hope for a lovelier distraction, but the battlefield is no place for a lady. Also hot on Rawson's heels are the murderous servants of General Salignac, the latest man Daniel cuckolded. Their instructions are simple - kill Rawson and bring back proof. A simple order, but have they underestimated their target.
About to bring a famous rap star to trial for murder, federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas becomes the sole witness when a car bomb kills the rapper's lawyer. Her career and safety are on the line. But Melanie's relationship with the charismatic defense lawyer was more than professional. Determined to hunt down his killer, she finds herself in a dangerous world of subterfuge and double-crosses. The lawyer wasn't what he seemed. A lot of people wanted him dead, and as Melanie finds she can't trust anyone, not even those closest to her.
The newest dog-walker on Manhattan's Upper East Side has a talent - she can hear what her canine clientele is thinking. So when a dog's owner turns up dead, Ellie must bone up on her sleuthing, and perk up her ears to find a killer.
When a local bar owner is murdered, Lucy Stone must find out who is responsible before the St. Patrick's Day festivities take another, further, murderous turn.
When Emine Aksu, the flamboyant ex-hippie wife of an Istanbul style guru, suddenly goes missing, Inspector Cetin Ikmen's investigation leads him deep into her strange and colourful past.
Inspector Harry Hole chases a faceless contract killer from the former Yugoslavia through snow-swept Oslo, searching among the homeless, the junkies, the disenfranchised and the Salvationists who await a new saviour to deliver them from misery.
In 1946 a little girl finds a severed finger in a Canadian field. It points to a grisly crime that occured nearby. It also points to the past, to the harrowing events in the life of a young French woman, Adele Georges, in war-torn Rouen.
Police Chief Jesse Stone must find a tormented voyeur, dubbed The Night Hawk. Initially he was content to peer through windows; now he has become more reckless, forcing his victims to strip at gunpoint and photographing them at their most vulnerable. And according to notes he's sending to Jesse, he's not satisfied to stop there.
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 good guy goes bad after losing his wife and takes a job working for the mob. But a family coup soon makes life even worse.
The junkie who came to him claiming to be his brother is now dead. Now all that Henry Parker can do for him is to find his killer - and with the help of Amanda Davies - uncover the whole truth, even if it means tracking down a vicious drug kingpin.
When a cocky young hipster is shot by a street kid from the Lower East Side, the crime ripples through every stratum of the city.
In Yorkshire a mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave, one that Lady Julia will have to solve alone, since Brisbane seems inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns.
Pregnant Ellie spends the hours playing the tourist in Washington DC while her husband Mitch attends military training. But a man she is supposed to meet as a favour to her cousin breaks the date -- because someone tried to kill him. A fatality at the Metro station convinces her that something wrong is going on here.
Charlotte Bronte, accused of plagiarism, sets off to London to clear her name but unintentionally witnesses a murder. With the clandestine help of her sisters - and the suspiciously well-informed but attractive brother of the victim - she works to unravel a web of intrgue that threatens not only her own safety but that of the British Empire.
Special Agent Elizabeth Hewitt investigates a series of grisly murders in which estranged couples are found beheaded.
Home from Iraq and still reeling from his discharge, Jason Palmer plans to spend the summer drinking too much and chasing girls. But when his brother is brutally murdered, Jason is all that stands between his eight-year-old nephew and a pair of ruthless killers with a mysterious agenda. Chicago is burning, set ablaze by gang warfare and the passions of wicked men, and the battle for Jason's South Side neighborhood is looking more and more like the war he just left.
The safari for an elderly American traveler turns out to have been his last journey. Precious Ramotswe makes her own journey to a game preserve to uncover the truth.
Erin O'Leary goes to ground at Dartmoor, hiding from Russian assassins. Her new neighbours are a disparate lot. All have secrets they want to conceal. And when the killing starts, each has a motive.
Milo Weaver, once an undercover agent with no home or identity -- a tourist -- is now a mid-level CIA manager. But the arrest of a long-sought assassin throws one of Milo's oldest colleagues into question -- and throws new light on some of Milo's old cases.
Two classic Nero Wolfe mysteries released in a single omnibus volume.
1934: The aristocratic Lydia Langstone flees an abusive marriage and takes refuge in a decaying North London cul-de-sac. However, Lydia is not aware of the mystery that haunts Bleeding Heart Square. What happened to Miss Penhow, the middle aged spinster who disappeared four years earlier?
A ruthless killer is determined to make sure his secrets stay dead and buried.
In Ulan Bataar, the head of Mongolia's largest and most powerful crime empire is finally about to get his comeuppance. But it seems that the wealthy Muunokhoi has friends in high places. When Muunokhoi's trial begins to fall apart, Nergui, the former head of the Serious Crime team, and Doripalam, his replacement and onetime protege, are forced to look internally to find out who in the justice system has submitted to the lure of the crime lord's power - only to realize that Muunokhoi's deadly influence is much stronger than either of them could have envisioned.
A junkie has been falsely accused of killing the mistress of a prominent citizen. The right-hand man of a crime boss is given the task of discovering who did kill her -- before all hell breaks loose.
Do old flames burn brightest? Now that the TV show "Morgue" is shooting in Manhattan, the crime journalist for "Buzz" is remembering her fling with its gorgeous star, Chris Wickersham. But when Chris does contact Bailey Weggins, his intentions are all too honorable: It's to tell her that an actor from the show has gone missing. Delving deep into the glamorous yet crazy world of TV, Bailey soon finds herself in the middle of a killer story - literally. And as the case gets hotter, so does the action under the covers - especially the moment Bailey's crush Beau Regan comes back to town. With a dead body on the scene, ominous phone calls, and a stalker targeting her, it's clear that this reporter must unearth the truth "now - "before""she becomes the inspiration for "Morgue"'s next episode.
Doc Ford is drawn into a deadly battle when his goddaughter Shay is blackmailed. Someone filmed her at an out-of-control bachelorette party, and they want big money to keep it quiet. When Ford investigates, he finds that the woman responsible is an agent of corruption unlike any Ford has ever encountered before. And she may be the last encounter he ever has.
The party fears that Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who was likely one of Mao's mistresses - a woman suspected of being Mao's own granddaughter - has recently quit her job, moved into a luxury apartment, and, without any visible means of support, become a part of a new social set centered around the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. What they fear is that, somehow, she has inherited some artifact or material related to Mao that will, when made public, prove embarrassing. Even though there is no evidence that such even exists, Chen has been charged to infiltrate her social circle, determine if the feared material exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly.