hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
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Underwater archaeologist Daniel Knox breaks cover and heads for a Madagascar nature reserve when an old friend and her father vanish there. Georgian gangster Ilya Nergadze learns of this and sends two hit men after Knox.
Indiana's newest witch, Maggie O'Neill, is visiting her sister Mel in the hospital when a whispered conversation in a cafeteria sends chills down her spine. She can't make out what they're saying, but Maggie knows malice when she hears it. The next night, death visits the hospital...twice.
Detective John Stallings has no shortage of clues, but the serial killer who has left a string of blue-eyed victims is clever, elusive, and ruthless. Soon Stallings will face a choice between the law he is trained to enforce, and his own need for vengeance.
In South America, a 96-year-old man of great wealth reads a book late one night and an hour later he lies dead in his bed, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later another mystery man lies dead at the bottom of his pool in a villa in Provence. This time, however, there is a witness at the scene: Shaw, the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth, who barely escapes with his life.
After a beautiful woman in a nearby village receives a fatal Valentine's Day gift, Hamish and his new constable Josie McSween take on the case. However, they soon discover that the list of the victim's admirers is endless. The case confirms Hamish's belief that love is extremely dangerous, yet he is powerless to avoid the events that lead up to his marriage engagement to Josie.
Avery Baker was once a New York textile designer, but inheriting her aunt's old Maine cottage has led her down a new career path-home renovation. Finding a property's hidden potential has rewards and challenges - especially when a mystery surfaces from behind the walls of a centuries-old house on an island that has more than its share of deadly secrets.
Aimee Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation - no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimee with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimee unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting. When she goes to drop off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, she finds the old woman strangled to death, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, Rene, Aimee sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.
Lucy Kincaid is volunteering with a victim's rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy. She joins forces with security expert and daredevil Sean Rogan, and together they track their elusive quarry from anonymous online chat rooms onto the mean streets of Washington, D.C.
Lawyer Kate Lange has been handed a case that seems utterly unwinnable: defending her boss, high-profile lawyer Randall Barrett. A prosecutor's dream suspect, Randall is a man who was cuckolded by his ex-wife. A man who could not control his temper. A man who had argued bitterly with the victim the previous day in full view of the children. Randall's teenage son is intent on killing him. And the entire legal community would like nothing better than to see Randall receive a public comeuppance.
When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents by the British spy known as French, India finds herself dodging Russian agents-and the attraction she starts to feel for the handsome conspirator.
In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus, the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-first century, the plot has only just begun. When retired Lt.Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must unravel a deadly design to extend the Templar influence to the highest levels of power.
Dixie Hemingway is a pet-sitter and amateur sleuth, whose brief encounter with a young girl at the veterinarian's office leads her on a deadly goose chase from resorts to dangerous city streets.
Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina; but now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them want it-and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching them.
Professional killers invade the home of Frank Meyer and kill him and his family. In his youth Meyer worked as a professional military contractor -- a mercenary -- for Joe Pike. Joe Pike cannot believe the police theory that Meyer was a criminal and so with Elvis Cole begins a hunt for the truth.
Blue Eriksen is a famous forensic archaeologist based at Northwestern University. She and her team learn about the development of ancient religions and the use of hallucinogens. She hopes to develop a cure for drug addiction. Leeuwarden Ltd is a secret organization that facilitates the production and sale of illicit drugs worldwide. Leeuwarden sends an enforcer to kill Blue.
When the body of a woman is found in a shallow stream, investigative journalist Vicky Hill suspects there is a connection between the murder and the string of recent silver thefts plaguing the small town of Gipping-on-Plym. Since her boss and the local police refuse to investigate, Vicky takes on the case by herself.
Chaiten, a long dormant volcano in Chile, fuses the destinies of two microbiologists, a celebrity scientist, and a Nobel-Prize winning scientist who waits for the one sign that his diabolical plan is about to be put into motion. The Earth has become a pawn in the biggest gamble ever played with humanity's future and Chaiten is about to blow.
Jason Kolarich is a Chicago attorney whith a lineman's build, a razor sharp intellect, and the grief of a tragic personal loss. When an estranged childhood friend is charged with murder, Kolarich must create a solid defense. It becomes clear that Kolarich will have to uncover long-forgotten events from their shared childhood to save his friend and bring a relentless killer to justice before he strikes again.
On a warm summer night in one of Boston's working-class neighbourhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father - and possible suspect - now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: there is more to this case than meets the eye.
In Antwerp in 1939 a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving behind his collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes them to London. The boat he is on sinks, leaving no survivors. Fast forward to 1976 when his penniless family tries to track down the missing paintings.
As the leaders of the G8 descend on Rome for a summit, a politician is found ritually murdered, apparently by a strange young man dressed as the Etruscan blue demon. Offically sidelined from the investigation, but encouraged by the wily old Italian President, Dario Sordi, Costa and his team dig into murders committed twenty years ago by a mysterious group called the Butteri.
Gina Wolfe has come to mid Yorkshire in search of her missing husband, believed dead. Her fiance, Commander Mick Purdy of the Met, thinks Dalziel should be able to take care of the job. A Welsh tabloid journalist senses the story he's been chasing for years may have finally landed in his lap. A Tory MP's secretary suspects her boss's father has an unsavory history that could taint his son's prime ministerial ambitions. The ruthless entrepreneur in question sends two henchmen out to make sure the past stays in the past. And the lethal pair dispatched have some awkward secrets of their own.
In 1990, $300 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in what remains one of the greatest unsolved art thefts of the twentieth century. Now, nearly twenty years later, the case threatens to break wide open. Members of Boston's criminal underground are turning up dead. But these are no ordinary murders. The M.O. of the attacks suggests the involvement of someone trained by the IRA. But when Scott Finn learns that one of his clients, Devon Malley, was part of the heist, he's quickly drawn into the crossfire, and into the renewed hunt for the missing artwork-a hunt that may cost Finn and his colleagues their lives.
Bob Lee Swagger tracks down an AWOL Marine sniper who resurfaces to complete his last mission.
A car accident during a holiday in the Middle East lands Faraday in a hospital packed with the maimed from Gaza, where he embarks on a wild scheme to adopt a horribly burned Palestinian girl. Back in England crime lord Bazza McKenzie is watching his empire fall apart under the pressures of the biggest recession in 70 years. Desperate times call for desperate measures and soon ex-cop Winter is in the thick of it as Bazza runs out of options.
Working undercover as a drug dealer in a Los Angeles ruled in equal parts by martial law and insurgency, Parker Haas is tasked with cutting off illegal trade in Dreamer, the only drug that can give the infected what they most crave: sleep. After a year of lost leads and false trails, Park stumbles into the perilous shadows cast by the pharmaceuticals giant behind Dreamer. Somewhere in those shadows, at the nexus of disease and drugs and money, a secret is hiding. Drawn into the inner circle of a tech guru with a warped agenda and a special use for the sleepless themselves, Park thinks he knows what that secret might be.
With the new First Family, White House Executive chef Olivia Paras cannot afford to make any mistakes. When a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. When the chicken turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes that the kids are the true target.
The victim of the fire has no idea who she is. Sister Anselm, working as an advocate for unidentified patients, tries to help the burn patient. Ali Reynolds is on the scene as the new media relations consultant for the Yavapai County Police Department, keeping reporters at bay and circumventing questions about arson and a link to a domestic terrorist group called Earth Liberation Front. But her job quickly becomes much more. As Ali struggles to help Sister Anselm uncover the helpless woman's identity, they realize that by locating the missing relatives they may be exposing the victim once more to a remorseless killer determined to finish the job.
Alaska State Trooper Nathan Active must figure out what connects a dead hunter on a remote Arctic lake with a year-old fatal plane crash in the Brooks Range and a fire that killed eight people.
Rostnikov and his team are searching for a serial killer who has claimed at least 40 victims. And then there is the problem of protecting a visiting British journalist who is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring...and in doing so Rostnikov and his team uncover a chain of murders that lead to a source too high to be held accountable if the police want to keep their jobs. Or their lives.
Maggie's radio show has been getting a boost in ratings ever since Madame Chantal, who claims to talk to dead people, started her regular guest appearances. But when two women are killed after a seance, it's up to Maggie to catch the culprit before she winds up on the other side.
Ex-police officer John Cone was hired by a mysterious client to snatch a suspected serial killer, Andrew Kent (aka the Penthouse Predator) from custody while he's being transferred between prisons. Kent is snatched, but then things immediately go wrong. People start dying, Kent goes missing, and Cone begins to realize that the case against him is not what he was led to believe.
Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. In the old man's hometown, Shaw discovers a spring whose waters have unfathomable powers, and a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once congregated. The hotel has recently been restored to its former grandeur. But something else has been restored, too - a long forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to settle an ancient score.
When M. J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, GHOUL GETTERS, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, drawn by the legend of hidden treasure, they hope the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs, and that the resident phantom won't push them off a cliff. If they treasure their lives, M. J. and her ghost busters need to get the drop on the meanacing phantom.
Mickey Dade works for Wyatt Hunt's San Francisco PI company, The Hunt Club, doing deskwork. He gets a chance for more action when the sister of one of his friends turns out to be a person of interest in the murder of a high profile activist and member of half a dozen nonprofit boards. Dade joins Hunt on a case that links the dead fundraiser to some highly suspect deals.
Novella. In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes . . . like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day. Then one day the dog is running free and its owner is nowhere to be seen. Certain that something is terribly wrong, and incapable of leaving well enough alone, Tess is determined to get to the bottom of the dog walker's abrupt disappearance, even if she must do so from her own bedroom. But her inquisitiveness is about to fling open a dangerous Pandora's box of past crimes and troubling deaths . . . and she's not only putting her own life in jeopardy but also her unborn child's.
USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade is in the heat of the west Texas desert testing a dog-like robot for military use, when the device leads her and her team to a pick-up truck. The driver comes at them with a gun-and is shot in self-defense by Sam's friend. And then a gruesome discovery is made: three human heads in a cooler in the back of the truck. Because the dead man was on the FBI's most wanted list, Sam stands to get a hefty reward. Too bad the technology to keep her shady ex-husband from sniffing out cash has yet to be invented. His appearance, along with frightening issues from her boyfriend's past, make it hard to tell just who is responsible for the pipe-wielding thug who attacks her. All Sam knows is that her luck has taken a doggone turn for the worse...
Savannah Reid is on the trail of a shady weight-loss therapist.
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura's Fairy Tale Cupcake bakery is gearing up for Valentine's day. Unfortunately someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Melanie's mother. Now Mom's a suspect and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man's shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.
One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers somone under Manhattan's famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn't it? But he's not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts. It's up to the Algonquins to outwit the true culprit, preferably before cocktail hour, and before the clever killer turns the tables on them.
A young boy wakes to find his mother gone. In the garden is a snowman and round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry's team delves into unsolved cases, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
Dr. Nick Garrity spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the homeless and disenfranchised in D.C. and Baltimore. He teams with psych nurse Gillian Coates to find who is killing off each of those present in the operating room for a fatally botched operation.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Charlie Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATFE, searching for the iron river-the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border. Gunrunners by nature aren't exactly ethical, but the lengths they'll go to, and the innocent lives they'll risk, are shocking even to Hood.
ATF agent Sean Ozburn is deep undercover supporting the "sicarios" of the Baja Cartel when he suddenly goes completely dark, his only communications being the haunting digital videos he sends to his desperately worried wife, Seliah. Charlie Hood must determine if Oz is simply chasing demons deeper undercover than anyone has ever gone, or whether his friend has suffered a permanent break with his mission and his moral compass.
Thomas Flynn's relationship with his son has reached an uneasy equilibrium during the decade following Chris's release from prison. Now a burglary threatens to pull Chris back into a world of violence and treachery and to destroy that uneasy peace between father and son.
Lt. Jessie Lamoureaux is killed and her mutilated body is found on an Army post near the Mexican border. As the military and society struggle to right themselves after a decade of indulgence, their conflicts are embodied in the question of who killed Jessie Lamoureaux.
Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast... and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars... and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.
Trevor, Randy, Ben and Carl grew up together in the small town of Grimshaw. As many boys do, they played hockey, and forged friendships that run deep. Twenty-four years later when Ben commits suicide, the three remaining friends gather once again in their hometown. The three men are forced to confront their memories of a sinister crime that happened in an abandoned house in their neighbourhood. A crime that claws its way into the present and leaves an indelible mark on everyone.
When Stuart Font decides to throw a house-warming party in his new flat he invites everyone in his building. The party will be one everyone remembers. But not for the right reasons.... Living opposite, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman, christened Tigerlily by Stuart. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges to exert a terrible spell on the occupants of Lichfield House.
Outside the house where he investigated his first murder case, Wexford encountered the man whom he quietly suspects as responsible for the unsolved, apparently motiveless murders in the town of Kingsmarkham. Now, half a lifetime later, Wexford spots Targo back in Kingsmarkham.
Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons, and has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public. Not long after the new calendar project begins, two of the foreigners are murdered.
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).
The 2010 Olympics are coming to Vancouver and Mephisto is ready to strike. A raging winter storm and a team of mercenaries have cut Whistler off from the rest of the world. Mephisto attacks the members of Special X - the psycho hunters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and that is just the start of his horrific plan. Let the games begin.
Vietnam War hero and Massachusetts Judge Thomas Larrigan is hand-picked by his friend the president to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court. Larrigan will do anything to win the nomination, but he has some old skeletons rattling around in his closet. He calls his old Marine buddy, now a hit man, to sweep the closet clean. But there are a few skeletons Larrigan doesn't know are still alive.
Lancashire, England, June 1920. In a house with a red door lies the body of a woman who has been bludgeoned to death. Rumor has it that two years earlier, she'd painted that door to welcome her husband back from the Front. Only he never came home. Meanwhile, in London, a man suffering from a mysterious illness first goes missing and then just as suddenly reappears. He is unable to explain his recovery. His family, supposedly searching for him, give conflicting accounts of where they were and why.
Three soldiers who survived the horrors of World War I are found murdered in a small Sussex village, all garroted, with small ID discs left in the mouths. Shortly after Inspector Ian Rutledge arrives, a fourth soldier is found dead. With few clues to go on and the pressure building, Rutledge must gamble everything - his job, his reputation, and even his life - to find answers.
In a world of finance, top producers have to think three steps ahead and make snap decisions. This book isn't about stocks and bonds, it's about Grove O'Rourke, top producer at the investment firm Sachs, Kidder, and Carnegie, and about his best friend, Charlie Kelemen, whose spectacular murder is carried out in front of hundreds of horrified party-goers. It is about Charlie's widow who comes to Grove for help after her husband's death, even though she is hiding a dark secret. It is about how vast sums of money can cover up even the most glaring imperfections in relationships and fool everyone. Well, almost everyone.
With her parents' tragic death and her mother's dying words of 'Get to them and warn them' still echoing in her ears, Shannon wonders who she is supposed to warn, and of what? Delving into their past, she discovers a history of a fatal and radical political 1970s bombing, with the two masterminds behind the attack missing and hiding from the FBI for three decades.
A recent transplant to Washington State's charming seaside town of Port Chatham, Jordan is still getting used to sharing her slightly run-down but historic lodging with ghosts. As if living with the long-deceased isn't enough of a challenge, she's just found a corpse: the town's notorious womanizer Holt Stillwell is lying on the beach with a bullet in his head. Before Jordan can reel in a suspect, another victim surfaces. And this one isn't taking murder lying down. Holt's ancestor Michael Seavey, the Pacific Northwest's most infamous shanghaier, has materialized in Jordan's house, seeking to solve his own death in a suspicious shipwreck in 1893.
A city-wide church bazaar in the small town of Serenity attracts more attention than anticipated when Brandy's mother Vivian wheedles a reclusive Russian heiress into donating a truly rare item: the last Faberge egg ever created! Then the winning bidder turns up mortally scrambled at the foot of a church-tower staircase - without the prized egg.
When a Turkish laborer is stabbed to death in Frankfurt's red light district, Turkish immigrant and private detective Kayankaya smells a rat. The deeper he digs, the more he finds that the victim is a good guy who was just trying to look out for his family. Why the police cover-up?
Lori Shepherd's neighbours, two sisters, are dying and want her to find their long-lost brother Aubrey, a scoundrel the family banished decades ago. With the help of a charming Kiwi and the otherworldly guidance of Aunt Dimity, Lori goes to New Zealand to search for the mysterious Aubrey, unraveling a web of secrets that has haunted the Pym family for generations.
Lori Shepherd returns from Down Under to the village of Finch. Her debonair father-in-law has moved to town expecting a quiet, small-town life. But among the spinsters vying for his attention, shifty servants, and the discovery of a mysterious painting of a family tree in Fairworth's attic, he discovers that life in Finch is anything but quiet. On top of it all, Lori and William are embroiled in a case of deception and false identity by one of Finch's own.
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. When her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Only Kate can find the murderer.
When two former covert agents are gunned down, John Wells learns that the victims are a part of the interrogation team that operated out of a secret base called the Midnight House. They extracted information from the toughest jihadis. Wells must find out who is hunting and killing them. The trail of blood leads him to a place he could not have imagined.
Flavia de Luce has enraptured critics, scooped up accolades and has enchanted readers all over the world all before her thirteenth birthday. Flavia comes to the rescue when a gypsy is charged with the abduction of a local child. Flavia must draw upon her knowledge of poisons and gypsy lore to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice. She also has to solve a greater mystery--What happened to her long-vanished mother?
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen's neighbour Aunt Tally is about to turn the big 1-0-0, and the alumnae association of Tally's alma mater is throwing a big fund-raising bash in her honour. But when a killer blizzard bears down and a board member goes missing, it falls to Harry and her menagerie of mystery solvers to track down the truth behind what is rapidly becoming a perfect storm of embezzlement, political corruption, and the kind of long-smoldering enmity that can explode into murder.
Fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian is touring a failing velvet factory in Virginia on its final day of operations-and finds one of the factory owners dead, lashed to a spool of velvet and soaked in blue dye. The workers are delighted, since they blamed the "Blue Devil" for killing their jobs. But when another nickname, the "Velvet Avenger," makes the rounds, and ribbons of blue velvet start popping up, it could be more than Lacey's job at stake-it could be her life.
Chloe Carter desperately needs a job, so she takes one assisting a cookbook writer. Unfortunately it stirs up painful memories of her ex-boyfriend Josh, who left her for Hawaii. While compiling a book of recipes from Boston's top chefs, she comes in contact with one of Josh's friends, Digger. Chloe manages to stay cool until later she finds Digger's apartment charred-with Digger in it. Not believing that an expert chef would die from a grease fire, she sets about looking for Digger's killer. But things get sticky when the tragedy brings Josh back to Boston-and back into Chloe's life.
After a young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate's lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show, Lucky O'Toole investigates. Head of Customer Relations at a mega-casino-resort, she's got a lot on her plate: the Adult Film industry's annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon. But when a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky's certain she's no longer dealing with an anonymous Sin City suicide.
Audrey Faye sashays into Violetta's Salon looking for stylists for the Miss Magnolia Blossom pageant. Hairdresser Grace Terhune's opportunity turns into a nightmare with angry mothers, frantic contestants, and a very dead Audrey. The murder weapon was a nail file, making Violetta's manicurist, Stella, the prime suspect. Grace must find the real killer before Stella is polished off permanently.
Packing up their guns, drugs, and sunscreen, Serge A. Storms and Coleman set out for their own special kind of Spring Break. But they aren't the only crazies headed to the beach. A Miami crime gang is determined to put the hurt on a snitch's college-age son dumb enough to go to (you guessed it!) Florida. When the gang picks up the son's trail, Serge picks up the gang's, and the chase is on -- a merry ride back through 'time' as Serge takes a growing cast of babes, nuts, and nasties on a tour of the state's historic landmarks.
When his body count is finally noticed, a police task force is set up to track down Serge Storms. Serge, however, is absorbed in concocting a theme Florida vacation for his travel advice internet site: you, too, can experience Florida through the eyes of a fugitive. Off they go blogging along a getaway route through the state's most remote bayous, back roads, and bars, where the number of cadavers begin stacking up like Serge's website hits.
A decade after the execution of the Romanovs, Pekkala, once their most trusted secret agent, is now Prisoner 4745-P, banished to a forest on the outskirts of humanity. But the state needs Pekkala one last time. His mission: catch the assassins who slaughtered the Romanovs, locate the royal child rumored to be alive, and give Stalin the international coup he craves. Find the bodies, Pekkala is told, and you will find your freedom.
When plumber's apprentice, Georgina Neverall crawls under her mother's house to check the pipes, she finds her mother's flashy fiancee, Gregory Whitlock, dead in the dirt. Georgina's mother is soon wearing handcuffs instead of a wedding ring. To clear her mother's name, Georgina's going to have to crawl into a few more dark spaces and uncover the secrets Whitlock was hiding.
Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swenson. Hannah is asked to prepare a large order of cookies and her assistant wants to make apple turnovers. The only snag to the fundraising event is that the host, Bradford Ramsey had unfortunate romances with Hannah and her sister. When the curtain at the event does not go up, Hannah discovers Ramsey dead with an apple turnover in hand. Now Hannah must find the killer who is flakier than puff pastry.
The victims are found in desolate rural areas naked and impaled on long wooden stakes. No clues are found except for a message "I have returned." FBI agent Sam Markham is on the case and will discover how easy it is to cross the line from hunter to hunted.
On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees.
October, 1867. Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard investigates the murder of Allegra Benedict, the beautiful Italian wife of an art dealer in Piccadilly. Why had she been selling her brooch in the Burlington Arcade just hours before her death? As Ben begins his investigation, his wife Lizzie, with the help of their maid Bessie, looks into Allegra's private life and uncovers more than one reason why someone might want her dead.
A preservation grant brings a massive restoration project to the marina of the English seacoast town of Blackpool, throwing the town into political turmoil. As Molly and her husband Michael wade into the fray, a young woman is kidnapped, a thug turns up dead and a shipwreck is discovered in the harbour! They are plunged into a legacy of smugglers, betrayal and murder...and even deeper into the heart of Blackpool's most shocking and long-buried truths.
Casey is counting on an open-and-shut case, a sure success for her first effort with the Freedom Project, the renowned charity group dedicated to helping exonerate wrongfully convicted prisoners.
Emma Graham continues her investigation into the strange disappearance of the four- month-old Slade baby from the Belle Ruin Hotel more than twenty years before. The sudden appearance in town of the baby's father, Morris Slade, makes her even more determined to learn the truth. Then a mysterious drifter named Ralph Diggs appears at the Hotel Paradise, looking for work, ingratiating himself with everyone there. Everyone, that is, except Emma.
Richard Jury is bereft and guilt-ridden after the tragic accident of Lu Aguilar. Now she lies in a coma and Jury wants to stay near her. Instead, he has been tossed a case in the village of Chesham, where a beautiful young woman has been murdered in a pub called the Black Cat. The only witness to the murder is the black cat.
Michael Cantella is a rising star at the premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers, when his new wife, Ivy Layton, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Four years later - with a new wife, and his career back on track - Michael checks his investment accounts on line and discovers he's been wiped out. All the money is gone. And there's an e-mail message: "Just as planned. xo xo". Michael's life as he knows it has been liquidated. Saxton Silvers is on the brink of bankruptcy and he's suspected of orchestrating its ruin. Framed, embroiled in corporate espionage, facing divorce - and worse - he's desperate to clear his name as FBI agents and a psychotic assassin close in for the kill. All signs seem to suggest the unthinkable: Ivy is back from the dead...and a key player in Michael's downfall. Or his only hope.
Things start to boil over at the annual Lobster Stew Cook-Off when an award-winning recipe is stolen and a seven-time contest champion mysteriously disappears. Candy has no choice but to find out who in Cape Wellington, Maine would get steamed enough to break the law.
Maggody, Arkansas, is regarded by most as a two-bit hick town, filled with one-bit hicks. But Mrs. Jim Bob Buchanon seeks to change that perception with her latest scheme - a charity golf tournament. This presents a bit of a challenge, since no one in Maggody plays golf and there is no course. But when the prize for the first hole-in-one is announced the town goes golf crazy. And the morning after a small-town golf instructor wins on the first day of the tournament, he's found dead in the front seat of the prize bass boat, making nearly everyone in town a murder suspect for Sheriff Arly Hanks.
Members of an elite intelligence unit known as "the Prime Minister's private army" are being targeted. Sean Dillon has an idea it may be an old nemesis out to destroy the unit once and for all.
Ali Reynolds traces a missing fiance for Brenda Riley, an old friend, and learns that the man posing as Brenda's fiance is Richard Lowensdale, a cyber-sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. Then Lowensdale is murdered, and the police focus on Brenda, who is already known to have broken into Richard's home and computer before vanishing without a trace.
Librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota. She had no idea that two stray cats would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. When murder interrupts Mayville's Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. She realizes that Owen and Hercules are magical and she is relying on their skills to solve the murder.
John Laryea appeared on a Saturday morning kids show about a rock band in space. Pete Ellis, his former co-star, now drives a limo for a living. When someone tries to run over Laryea, Pete Ellis becomes the prime suspect and it is up to Tilda to clear his name.
Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he sees death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He is never wrong. So when he awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of all his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill listens. The two abandon the train but are soon stranded at the Cypress House - an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady - right in the path of a hurricane. There are much deadlier threats than the storm in this place, though, and Arlen's eerie gift warns that they'll never leave.
Maggie Singer owns The Seven Year Stitch, an embroidery specialty shop in the small town of Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Trouble strikes when an elderly woman brings in an antique piece of embroidery and then promptly dies of unnatural causes. Marcy has to stitch together the clues to catch the crafty killer.
Haunted by personal tragedy, wanted by the cops, trial lawyer Jimmy "Royal" Payne needs to skip town. What he doesn't need is Tino Perez, a gutsy twelve-year-old Mexican boy in search of his missing - and undocumented - mother. But Payne's ex-wife, an L.A.P.D. detective he still loves, makes him a deal: help the boy or go to jail, and soon Payne is following Tino from bloody Mexicali to the bullet-ridden San Joaquin Valley through a dark current of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and sexual slavery.
First time in pocketbook. An elderly farmer has been bludgeoned to death in a remote Swedish farmhouse and his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. Before she dies, she whispers the word: "foreign". Opera-loving, recently divorced, overweight and drinking too much, Police Inspector Kurt Wallander must work fast, before white supremacists strike at a nearby refugee camp.
Brad Miller, Keith Evans, and Dana Cutler are looking for links between the ominous happenings in the Supreme Court Justice Chambers, the Woodruff appeal, and a shoot out years ago on a small freighter docked upriver in Shelby, Oregon. The ship contained a dead crew and drugs.
Plus-sized sleuth Savannah Reid must unearth the identity of a would-be killer whose prey is a famous and very wealthy octogenarian.
Alfonse Rinaldo, the City Hall fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix - and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down. But he won't tell McGill his motives, which doesn't quite square with the new company policy- but turning down Rinaldo is almost impossible to even contemplate.
Abigail Timberlake Washburn takes a hiatus from her Charleston shop and accompanies best male friend, Rob, to the "wake" of his loco Aunt Jerry - who, as it happens, is nowhere near deceased, but will be soon according to her trusted psychic. Watching the crazy, caustic old gal gleefully disowning assembled relatives left and right is a hoot and a half...until Aunt Jerry turns up truely dead in the deep freeze with a priceless emerald ring missing from her lifeless finger. And Abby's the prime suspect! But Ms Timberlake's not about to let herself be railroaded into prison. And neither are her loyal family and friends, including mother Mozella, ex-sister-in-law C.J., and best female friend, Wynnell. But they may be more hindrance than help in Abby's desperate hunt for a lost stone and a stone-cold killer among an increasingly vicious family circle.
When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit foods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them, injuring Inspector Cetin Ikmen in the process. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is not what his British colleagues were expecting.
The body in the trunk, a foot soldier for the local tough guy, looked to be a low-level mob hit. But then a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach. Jesse Stone is stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle. Then PI Sunny Randall comes to town on a case and looking for Jesse's help.
Giordano Bruno is a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. In London in pursuit of rare knowledge, Bruno is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen.
Syd, a beautiful supermodel, disappears in Hawaii. LA times reporter Ben Hawkins is investigating the case, hoping to help the victim and get a new idea for a novel. Ben has no leads but gets a hard to resist deal with the devil.
Byzantium, 1273. Anna Zarides comes to the city to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the desert for conspiring to kill Bessarion, a nobleman. As another Crusade to capture the Holy Land draws near she disguises herself as a eunuch to manoeuver close to the key players involved in her brother's fate.
English teacher Jody Linder wakes up one morning to find her three intimidating rancher uncles on her doorstep. They bring shocking news: the man convicted of murdering her father, and presumably her mother, is being released from prison and coming back to Rose, Kansas, with his son, attorney Collin Crosby. Convinced of his father's innocence, Collin provokes Jody to face the stunning mystery behind her tragic past, an investigation that endangers them both.
A genetic disease known as Brugada Syndrome kills its victims without warning, without symptoms. When the President of the United States falls victim to a weaponized and contagious strain of the disease, the Chess Team - King, Queen, Rook, Knight and Bishop - are assigned to protect Sara Fogg, a CDC detective, as she journeys to the source of the new strain: the Annamite Mountains in Vietnam.
Reporter Chris Turley, stuck covering press conferences and town hall meetings, is waiting to meet a source when a giant explosion occurs next door. Chris saves five people from the burning building -- and his firsthand account makes him a hero and a celebrity. The source's next tip implicates a crooked mayor. Then Chris finds out the deadly lengths to which his source has gone to "help" him, and now the man wants something in return - or more people will die.
When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner's death. While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force.
When Alexandra Owens' mother, Patsy, commits suicide, Alex learns that, twenty-five years earlier, Patsy was married to Harlan Sommer, one of Sonoma County's most prominent vintners, when their infant son disappeared without a trace. The loss destroyed their marriage, causing Patsy to leave and take Alex with her. Her mother killed herself shortly after speaking to Detective Daniel Reed, called on to investigate the identity of a baby's remains unearthed in a Sonoma vineyard.
87 year old Sam Dementieff, oldest park rat in Alaska's largest national park, dies and leaves everything to Kate Shugak, including a letter instructing her simply to "find my father." Three days after Kate begins her search through Sam's background, she gets threatened - and worse.
Celestial advocate Brianna Winston-Beaufort is eager to set aside handling appeals for condemned souls and get back to practising law in the land of the living. When Justine Coville, an elderly actress, walks into Beaufort and Company's law offices to make changes to her will, she drags Bree right back into a whole other world of troubles.
Reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a "tourist", doing CIA dirty work. But he will have to prove his loyalty to his new bosses. And then he is suddenly put in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested men, between patriots and traitors - especially as a man who has nothing left to lose.
Late-night New Orleans radio-show psychologist Rain Sommers is used to the crazies who call in to rage, but one caller's chilling obsession with her and her long-ago murdered mother - an iconic singer beloved among the city's Goth community - has even the jaded Rain running scared as a sadistic serial killer known as the Vampire prowls New Orleans. FBI agent Trevor Rivette is convinced her midnight caller and the killer are one and the same and wants to use her as bait.
It is called kaamos-two weeks of unrelenting darkness and soul-numbing cold that falls upon Finnish Lapland, a hundred miles into the Arctic Circle, just before Christmas. Some get through it with the help of cheap Russian alcohol; some sink into depression. This year, it may have driven someone mad enough to commit murder. The brutalized body of a beautiful Somali woman has been found in the snow, and Inspector Kari Vaara must find her killer.
When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring home his Alzheimer's-addled father, Drummond, they're attacked by two mysterious shooters. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian "creditors" are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car, Charlie discovers that his unassuming father was actually a deep cover CIA agent . . . and there is extremely sensitive information rattling around in his troubled mind.
MacNeice, a senior police detective in a southern Ontario industrial city, is returning from a pilgrimage to his wife's grave when he's called to a crime scene. A young woman in evening dress lies posed on the floor of a cottage so that the finger of one hand regularly interrupts the needle arm of a phonograph playing the Schubert Piano Trio. The only visible mark on her is the bruise under her chin, which MacNeice recognizes: it is the mark that distinguishes dedicated violinists, the same mark that once graced his wife.
Lucy Valentine's talent lies in her ability to find things, a blessing for those who come to her matchmaking agency in search of finding their long-lost loves. A masked man in a cowboy hat, dubbed 'The Lone Ranger,' has been throwing handfuls of cash across the Common. Can Lucy unmask the mysterious money man, track down all her clients' old flames, and turn up the heat on her love life? Absolutely, positively.
Lake Warren is working as a marketing consultant at the Advanced Fertility Center alongside the attractive, flirtatious Dr. Keaton. The morning after their one-night stand, she finds Keaton with his throat slashed. In order not to jeopardize her divorce case for custody of her children, she's forced to lie to the police. Having just been intimate with a man who has been murdered, and wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own investigation.
Former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife Binnie show up on the doorstep of Eugene, Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she snuck aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the U. S. Now Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence. Born to a woman from Belize who was kidnapped and enslaved by pirates, Binnie's only hope is to prove her and her mother's real identity. With only days to find the truth and protect Binnie, Holloway sets off for Belize.
While walking her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a dead body buried in the sand. Could it be connected to the bizarre burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? At every crime scene, the thieves set up odd tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife through it, dolls with silver spoons in their mouths, a deck of cards with a missing queen. Olivia realizes each setup represents a cliche. And who better to decode the cliche clues than her Bayside Book Writers group?
A young girl has been murdered, found dead in the river. But what connection does she have to the recently deceased Josephine Short? Following the twisting trail of evidence, Sloan works to uncover the truth behind the life of Josephine Short and uncover the murderer behind a young girl's death.
When the coffin is opened for Dr.Bill Brockson to obtain a bone sample for a DNA paternity test, he finds that the corpse inside has been horribly violated. The grisly find embroils the Body Farm's founder in a dangerous investigation into a flourishing black market in body parts, as Brockton is recruited for an FBI sting to bring down a postmortem chop shop.
When Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney, the entire town of Lochdubh is certain that itinerant chimney sweep Pete Ray is the culprit. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it's up to Hamish to discover who is responsible for the dirty deed - and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.
Xavierre, a "haut bourgeois "matron of Basque origin, is strangled in her garden while Aimee waits inside. Circumstantial evidence makes her godfather, Morbier, the prime suspect, and to vindicate him, Aimee must identify the real killer. Her investigation leads her to police corruption; the radical Basque terrorist group, ETA; and a kidnapped Spanish princess.
Aimee's partner, Rene Friant, is wounded by a near-fatal gun shot. Eyewitnesses identify Aimee as the culprit. At the same time, a large, mysterious sum appears in their firm's bank account, and the tax authorities descend upon Aimee. She has no idea who would have sent this money. It seems that someone is impersonating Aimee, someone who wants revenge.
Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy is present when the opening act for Harry Houdini goes horribly wrong and to the crowd's shock the illusionist saws into his assistant. In the aftermath, the stunned performer accuses Houdini of tampering with the equipment he keeps under lock and key. With everyone on edge, Houdini's wife hires Molly to be part investigator/part bodyguard for Houdini -- but how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night?
A wealthy Chinese immigrant wants Molly Murphy to find his missing bride. Molly, sure she isn't getting the whole story, suspects that his bride ran off. But where could she go? The only Chinese women in early-twentieth-century New York are kept under lock and key, and Molly can't help but wonder if she's saving the woman from the streets or helping to lock her away for good.
Just as the US is about to cancel its space-based anti-ballistic missile and anti-satellite system, China surges its military forces for the first time since the Korean War, invades Somalia and Yemen and captures the vital shipping lanes in the Gulf of Aden.
Denny Braintree is stranded in a Vermont town and is mistaken for look-a-like Homer Dumpling, a popular native son who mysteriously disappeared from town three years earlier. Instead of correcting the mistake, Denny dons his new identity as easily as a Vermonter's winter fleece, and a good thing too-a woman he had hoped to sleep with has turned up dead, and Denny is the chief suspect. As Denny tries to unravel the mystery, he struggles to hide his true identity from Homer's increasingly suspicious circle of family and friends, including Homer's prickly girlfriend.
Charleston is bustling with shoppers looking for antiques - and, of course, Theodosia Browning's delicious teas. But when the cobblestone alleys clear, Theodosia finds the map store owner strangled to death. Many wanted her shop - but enough to kill? Most alarming however, is Detective Tidwell's theory: that the killer mistook her for Theodosia.
DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, ligature marks around the victim's throat. The victim was well-liked, quiet, lived alone with her daughter, and worked in social services. What possible reason could there be to want her dead? Then another body turns up.
The first video arrives by email. An unidentifed man. A naked woman. Her scream caught in a freeze-frame. To meet the demented demands of the killer, former sheriff and TV host J.C. Harrow has no choice but to spotlight him along with another ruthless maniac who has captivated millions of viewers. Now two killers are locked in a bloodthirsty competition. For fame. For notoriety. For victims.
Picturesque Alpine is no longer the brawling logging camp of yesteryear. So when a drunken brawl at the Icicle Creek Tavern leaves a loner named Alvin De Muth dead, the residents feel as if they've gone back to the Bad Old Days. Unfortunately all the witnesses were half-tanked at the time, leaving Sheriff Milo Dodge with conflicting stories. Emma Lord, editor and publisher of "The Alpine Advocate," wonders if this is linked to a heartbreaking highway accident that leaves two people dead and a likable young local on life support.
A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene. Unable to crack the case, FBI Special agent Raines seeks the help of Paradise, a young schizophrenic woman who witnessed her father murder her family and who may also have the ability to experience the final moments of a person's life when she touches the dead body.
Alexandra Cooper discovers that a shipwreck with contraband cargo -- human cargo -- and the political sex scandal of a prominent New York congressman are connected. The same rose tattoo -- the brand of a snakehead -- are on a woman from the wreck and the congressman's lover.
When Cyndi Gabriel shows promise as a singer and songwriter, the citizens committee sends her on a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, where she can benefit from professional instruction. But when she's accused of murder of a brash young music publisher, Jessica Fletcher must find the truth.
Hannah Swenson finds a visiting Lutheran minister in the rectory, face-down in a plate full of Devil's Food Cake, a single bullet in his head. Hannah starts asking questions--and discovers that the good Reverend wasn't quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be.
The murder of a man on London Bridge is the first indication that the Earl of Clarendon's fears of a rebellion against the newly restored monarchy may be well-founded. His spy, Thomas Chaloner, suspects the assassin may be a member of a group dedicated to seeing the return of Puritanism, and at the same time he learns of a faction close to the King determined to bring back the old ways of the Roman Catholic Church.
Ty Hauck, seeking to avenge the brutal murder of a close friend by vicious intruders, encounters Naomi Blum, a tenacious agent from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Naomi has seen sudden bank transfers of millions in cash and suspects that they are the first step in a plot to unleash a wave of global panic. The two unravel the evidence that joins these seemingly unrelated events - revealing a reckless scheme that stretches from New York to London to central Europe and gives new meaning to the phrase "too big to fail."
Sebastian St. Cyr finds himself in the realm of international intrigue when he investigates the murder of a foreign office diplomat-a murder his reluctant bride-to-be, Hero Jarvis, knows something about. And when a second body is found, Sebastian must race to unmask a ruthless killer who is now threatening Hero's life-and the life of their unborn child.
When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa becomes obsessed with the case, which seems to be linked with the sixteenth century legend of a young Italian noblewoman, Beatrice Cenci. As the investigation deepens, Rome's dark and seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery, and corruption.
Simon Serrailler is called back from holiday when two local prostitutes go missing and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. And then the wife of the new Dean of St.Michael's Cathedral goes missing, followed by another respectable young married woman on her way to work. The murders all take place in and around the canal area.
A brutal hit and run incident opens the path to a 25 year old crime. According to the sole witness, the boy was in the middle of the road giving the approaching car the finger. DI Faraday finds a mother driven to desperation by the attacks of her son and links this to a terrible crime in the 80's that the victim does not want investigated. Around the investigation circles ex-DC Paul Winter who has his own reasons for keeping the lid on the old crime.
Lauren Vancouver is the head of HotRescues, a no-kill animal shelter north of Los Angeles, but it's often human nature that puts her in the path of danger. Just like when she helps rescue four beagle puppies that were dumped down a drainpipe at a nasty puppy mill. One of the mill's employees has a history of dog abuse - and a bone to pick with Lauren. And when he's found dead at HotRescues after threatening her, Lauren will have to sniff out the real killer to keep herself out of a cage.
Perpetual graduate student Joseph Geist, desperate for some source of income, is brought by a curious newspaper ad to employment as a conversationalist with Alma Spielman: a woman who, with her old-world ways and razor-sharp mind, is his intellectual soul mate. How is he to know that what seems to be the best decision of his life is the one that seals his fate?
A DVD near the dead woman's body chronicles a year and a half long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. The offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now.
Bernie Gunther is the house detective at an upscale Berlin Hotel in 1934 and gets caught between rival Nazi factions as they prepare for the 1936 Olympics. Fastforward to Havana, 1954, where Bernie has just started a new life. But then he encounters a vicious killer from those Berlin days, a man who is soon found murdered.
When their friend Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to look into a cold-case double homicide, they're more than happy to play private investigators: they like trouble, and they especially like getting paid to find it. It turns out that both of the victims were set to inherit serious money, and one of them ran with a vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more they see, including the image of a red devil's head painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature.
Long before he became curator of the Duck Historical Museum, Max Caudle discovered its greatest treasure - a wooden chest full of gold. But a thief with his eye on the gold fires a cannonball into the museum, destroying the building - and killing Max. Injured in the explosion, Dae O'Donnell finds her gift for locating lost things has been amplified, overwhelming her with intense visions every time she touches an object. If ex-FBI agent (and burgeoning beau) Kevin Brickman can help Dae decipher her visions, she just might be able to stop the modern-day buccaneer from killing again.
Autumn in New England brings out the changing leaves, and the leaves bring out the tourists. When Brenna Miller gets stuck as the tour guide for a group of leaf peepers, she tries to make the best of it. But it's hard to stay enthusiastic after the trail leads them straight to a dead body.
An American senator, supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine, turns up dead on the island of Capri. When the President asks him to find out how and why, Jack McClure sets out from Moscow across Eastern Europe, following a perilous trail of diplomats, criminals, and corrupt politicians. Thrust into the midst of a global jigsaw puzzle, Jack's unique dyslexic mind allows him to put together the pieces that others can't even see.
For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican, have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's lost collection of magnificent works, the real-life Library of Gold. Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, as have its clandestine owners - a cabal of the globe's most powerful, dangerous men.
Martin Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he's seen the error of his ways. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He's even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police - the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years - supposedly here to 'keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong.
January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Because her grandparents were among the dead, Judge Birgitta Roslin investigates her family's history. Her pursuit of the truth leads her to Beijing, Zimbabwe and Mozambique as she uncovers links to the use of Chinese slave labour in the construction of American transcontinental railways.
Nellie Bly teams up with Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde, and Louis Pasteur, at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. An enigmatic killer stalks the streets and a virulent plague is striking down Parisians by the thousands. Convinced that the killings are connected to the epidemic, Nellie is determined to stop them both, no matter what the risks.
When Ellie, NYC's most enterprising dog walker, goes to see one of her clients perform in a show, a murder happens backstage and the only witness is the dog named Bitsy. Ellie takes Bitsy to a dog psychic to try and prevent the killer from biting again.
Former hockey great Martin Carter now works for the New York St. Patricks. Their hopes for the Cup are smashed when a crucial game ends in a violent, bench-clearing brawl, and a star forward is left in a coma. A woman caught the attack on video and intends to use it for some expensive blackmail. When her body is found by the cops two days later, Carter is in deep trouble. His DNA is all over her and her apartment, and hers in his. And the footage, which now only he has seen, is missing.
Lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind, so how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who has escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help.
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman investigate an apparent honour killing and learn that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. He and the girl's family are prime suspects, even though forensic evidence is scant. Why does the family, in common with other families of girls immolated in the city, now appear to be broke? There are also links to an infamous local gangster.
Sleuth and first-time mom Kate Connolly and her baby are the victims of a hit-and-run, but escape unharmed. A witness identifies the car's French diplomatic license plates, yet when Kate and her hubby try to get some answers, they get the cold shoulder. But there's something going on at the French consulate that's dirtier, and deadlier, than any diaper.
At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful. But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.
Detective Eve Dallas's partner Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
Ellie Avery - mom, military wife, part-time professional organizer, and sleuth - investigates a Southern family reunion with a murderous edge.
In a bedroom community populated by cops, a retired police officer and his wife have been brutally murdered. A "wildcase" with no apparent rhyme or reason, it has caught the attention of the FBI...and Hollywood billionaire, ex-Delta Force operative Rail Black, who called the slaughtered pair his friends. The case has toxic tendrils rooted in a distant past, snaking through a shady megachurch, through Sin City, and into shadowy places halfway around the globe.
Becca Robbins sells her farm-made jams and preserves at the local farmers' market to make a living. But when a local lovely decides to tie the knot at the same market, someone else decides to make a killing-and only Becca has the down-home know-how to shut the lid on a canny killer.
Paris, 1890, inside the labyrinthine Paris Opera. Sherlock Holmes, lured across the Channel by the Opera House's beleaguered managers, must unlock the true secrets motivating the infamous Phantom.
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the north of Botswana, to the stunning Okavango Delta, to visit a safari lodge where there have been several unexplained and troubling events -- including the demise of one of the guests.
When school psychologist Skye Denison discovers a body crushed by a toppled bookcase in Scumble River's new bookstore, she has to read the clues before she becomes the killer's next work-in-progress...
At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach. Villani's work is his life. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.
Helsinki detective Kari Vaara investigates a 90 year old national hero for war crimes committed during World War II. The government wants him exonerated, but Germany wants extradition. At the same time he is drawn into the murder-by-torture case of Iisa Filippov, the philandering wife of a Russian businessman. Her husband looks likely, but he's being protected from above, leading Kari to the corrupt corridors of power.
When the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring the disgraced counterterrorism expert Scott Harvath back inside. Deep beneath an Alpine glacier, an ancient weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has been unearthed - and a shadowy organization intends to use it for America's downfall.
As party planner Presley Parker investigates a murder during a seance party at San Francisco's famous Winchester Mystery House, she does not need a Ouija board to tell her someone is trying to scare her to death.
Native American land developer Jason Red Cloud is found on the site for his new resort with a war club lodged in his skull. FBI Special Agent Manny Tanno arrives on the Pine Ridge Reservation to find that not everything has changed since he left. His former rival, now in charge of the Tribal Police, is just as bitter as ever, and has no intention of making Manny's life easy. And the spirit of Red Cloud haunting Manny's dreams is not much help either.
Doc Ford and two friends are on a dive in a Florida lake when a cave collapses, trapping Doc's friends. Coming ashore to get help he runs into two men, criminals, who are there to find a legendary plane wreck, said to be filled with Cuban treasury gold. They give him the choice -- help them or his friends will die, and then Doc will die too.
A lot is going on in the trailer park known as Little Guadalajara, inhabited principally by illegal labourers. The park manager is the hired gun of a financial syndicate that wants to develop the property, and he's prepared to do whatever it takes-but he can't figure out what to do about the teenage girl, the one the labourers believe has some sort of gift. When she witnesses him killing a man, though, and runs, there's nothing left to figure.
Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach-based marijuana operation. But now they may have come up against something that they can't handle - the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat.
It is the fall of 1951 and the Korean War is raging. 26 year old Nicholai Hel, imprisoned by the Americans, has the skills to be the world's most formidable assassin and now the CIA needs him. The Americans offer Hel freedom in exchange for one small service: go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's Commissioner to China. It's almost certainly a suicide mission, but Hel accepts.
August 1914. Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death - an investigation that leads her to a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.