hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
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CIA agent Sam Capra, stationed in London, receives a call from his wife Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately. He does...just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. As the lone survivor of the attack, he is branded by the CIA as a murderer and a traitor. Escaping from the Agency, Sam launches into a desperate hunt to save his kidnapped wife and child, and to reveal the unknown enemy who has set him up and stolen his family.
Deuce Winters, a stay-at-home dad in sleepy Rose Petal, Texas, has his quiet life thrown into disarray after he discovers a dead body in his mini-van.
Forensic psychiatrist Claire Waters finds a shocking case waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City's Rikers Island. Quimby is a deranged inmate whose boyish good looks hide a sordid history of dysfunction and abuse, and he triggers something in Claire she'd rather not face. When the case propels her into the mind of another killer - a homicidal maniac who is watching her every move - it could only end in madness, or murder, or both.
Yorkshire Detective Inspector Charlie Peace's wife, Felicity, is initially thrilled when she is asked to join the board that oversees Walbrook Manor, an eighteenth-century mansion that is now part of a charitable trust. And at first a tentative peace reigns between two branches of the family who owned the mansion. But when the wreck of a car and the remains of a body turn up in a nearby lake, it soon becomes clear that one of Walbrook's grimmest secrets may date to the years between the two World Wars and may involve something much worse than mere malice.
Back to Anna Pigeon's first case. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she has simply moved on - her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation.
Philip Horkman is a happy man who is the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.
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 is up to Hamish to discover who is responsible for the dirty deed - and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.
As owner of April Springs's one and only donut shop, Suzanne Hart is privy to the deliciously personal, downright eccentric tastes of her customers. One man is crazy for crullers - heavy on the icing. But when he doesn't pick up his order, a tall dark stranger buys the whole box. Which he tosses, one drippy cruller at a time, at her friend Gabby's storefront next door...
Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone foils an assassination attempt on the US President and finds himself at dangerous odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. He must break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a centuries-old document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves - one squarely rooted within the United States Constitution and powerful enough to make the Commonwealth unstoppable.
Darcy Merriweather has just discovered she hails from a long line of Wishcrafters - witches with the power to cast spells by making a wish. She's come to Enchanted Village to learn her trade, but finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.
Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep has been put in charge of the highest profile criminal case in Thailand - an attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs. He sets in motion a massive sting operation and stays at its centre, traveling to Phuket, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Monte Carlo. He draws in a host of unwitting players that includes an aging rock star wearing out his second liver and the mysterious, diabolical, albeit gorgeous co-queenpins of the international body-parts trade: the Chinese twins known as the Vultures.
Haley Snow's life always revolved around food. But when she applies to be a food critic for a Key West style magazine, she discovers that her new boss would be Kristen Faulkner, the woman Hayley caught in bed with her boyfriend! Hayley thinks things are as bad as they can get - until the police pull her in as a suspect in Kristen's murder. Kristen was killed by a poisoned key lime pie. Now Hayley must find out who used meringue to murder before she takes all the blame.
Canadian author. After nearly losing his life in Africa, retired Army Ranger and historian John Holliday is ready for some R&R back in the U.S. But when a disheveled Russian called Genrikhovich intercepts him in the airport, Holliday's homecoming will have to wait. Genrikhovich claims to know of a long-lost sword called Aos - the companion to Holliday's own Templar sword. Holliday quickly finds himself on a flight to Turkey, where he begins following a trail that will lead him to the dark heart of Russia - where the ancient Templar Order has secretly wielded power for centuries.
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.
When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike - and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the gray and changing world of the professional border kidnappers. Fortunately, the kidnappers don't yet know who the boy is, but when Cole goes undercover to try to buy the two of them back, he himself is taken, and disappears. Now it is up to Pike to trace Cole's steps.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship "Oregon" have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Cabrillo takes action, saving the beautiful Sloane Macintyre-who is looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area.
Pepper's job has been cut, she is low on cash, and her detective boyfriend refuses to talk with her about her ability to see the dead and solve their murders. Her cute friend Dan is kidnapped and she stumbles upon another mystery that brings her to New Mexico.
After an attempted murder at a supposedly haunted plantation, the ladies of Violetta's beauty salon unravel secrets that link a high school student, a centuries-old crime, and the roots to a very dark mystery.
Canadian author (winner of Ellis Best First Mystery award). Lily Moore, a successful travel writer, fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother's suicide, Lily must return to New York. The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the morgue turns out to be a stranger's. The dead woman had been using Claudia's identity for months. The real Claudia had vanished, reappearing briefly on the day her impostor died.
At the height of WWII, a quartet of daring American adventurers pits their cunning against a cadre of Nazi SS agents seeking to acquire a powerful weapon for the Fuhrer's arsenal; today, as the Nazi specter begins to rear its head once again, the descendants of those long-ago adventurers must unlock the secrets of their forebearers' mission in order to save the world from Hitler's resurgent Reich. Now, modern science and ancient Tibetan mythology surround a daring zoologist and a beautiful aviatrix who are all that stand between the Nazis and world domination.
Five years ago, successful architect Wade Benson killed a young woman when he fell asleep at the wheel. For an ex-marine named Darryl Potter the court's sentence isn't enough and he sets out to even the score by kidnapping Benson's twenty-year-old daughter. Only Mike Barlowe, Potter's former combat buddy, knows how to stop him. With a beautiful news reporter, the cops, and a bounty hunter on Potter's tail, Barlowe races to head off his troubled friend before innocent people get hurt. The hunters and the hunted plunge north into Minnesota's Lake Country.
Anna, former KGB colonel and widow to a former British spy, is hunted by MI6, the KGB, the CIA and Cougar - an American private intelligence company. She is the only person who knows the true identity of the Kremlin insider, superspy, and double agent called Mikhail. With the Kremlin still in the grasp of all-powerful Vladimir Putin, Mikhail is the West's best hope for revealing Russia's obscure intentions for its newfound oil wealth. To secure her freedom and protect her child, Anna must uncover the full truth before anyone else does - even as friend and foe set her in their sights.
On the night his wife and infant daughter died, attorney Jason Kolarich was awaiting a call from an informant. He blames himself not only for the deaths of his family, but for the informant's murder as well. Kolarich can't bring back his family, but he can find the person who killed the informant. And he discovers that his informant's murder was only the tip of the iceberg - and that exposing the truth will drag him into the fight of his life.
Nick Heller, setting up shop in his old home town of Boston, must help an old family friend whose 18 year old daughter Alexandra has been kidnapped. She has been buried alive, held prisoner in an underground crypt, a camera trained on her, her suffering streaming live over the internet for all to see. She has a limited supply of food and water and, if her father doesn't meet the demands of her kidnappers, she'll die. Nick discovers his friend has been running a Ponzi scheme: his hedge fund has collapsed, the FBI has arrested him, and now he's become the most hated man in America, with a lot of powerful enemies.
Inspector Thomas Lynley is sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. Though the death has been ruled an accidental drowning, Lynley -- with the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James -- soon learns that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect-Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict-leads her to Nicholas's wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself.
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is repainting the porch of her lovingly restored house in Eastport, Maine when she notices a man repeatedly biking past her house. His face is unsettlingly familiar, but his chilling message seems inexplicable: "Blood shows up again. Murder will out". Then there's the anonymous email warning her to beware the Fourth of July - just two days away. Jake remembers some shady characters from her days as a hotshot financial manager, but she's baffled as to the identity of her nemesis - until she receives a photo of a murdered man.
Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend's daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince - forever. Now Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent warnings from his fiancee, undercover FBI agent Andie Henning, to stay away from the case, Jack finds himself inextricably drawn to Jamal's past - even believing his alibi that he was abducted and held in a black site in Prague at the time of McKenna's death.
The death of Sir Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip through the seedy taverns and elegant ballrooms of Oxfordshire. No one mourns the dissolute young man - except his sister, the beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, she seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia. Against his better judgment he agrees to examine Sir Edward's body. But the deeper the doctor's investigations go, the greater the risk that he will be consigned to the ranks of the corpses he studies.
Jack Caffrey has investigated car thefts before, but this one is different. The car was taken by force, and in the back seat was an 11 year old girl who is still missing. Before long police hear from the carjacker and then Caffrey knows that the man will strike again -- take another car with another child in the back seat.
The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon.
Third in the Oak Knoll series. The early days of forensic police work are explored through FBI agent Vince Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills.
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.
White House chef Olivia Paras and her arch nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, must work together to solve the double murder of one of the First Lady's assistants and the Chief of Staff - before they become the next victims of a merciless assassin with a secret agenda.
The phone rings. It's your daughter. She's been dead for four months. So begins East Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt's fight to get his daughter back. The call is cut off by the man who snatched her from her bedroom seven years ago, and a basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on.
A young couple become involved in a fertility program, little aware that they are part of an experiment that will leave humanity in a genetic backwater. Will evolution or the love between parent and child triumph?
It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-antiticipated annual autumn ball. Then, on the eve of the ball, a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered.
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.
Retired NHL player Brad Shade is now a scout for LA. But when the brutally murdered body of coaching legend Red Hanratty turns up in a parking lot after an old-timers charity game, Shade's scouting job starts to overlap with investigating the killing of the grizzled old coach. Then the killer goes after Shade's girlfriend.
The apparent suicides of two teens at an exclusive prep school leads LAPD lieutenant detective Decker to an especially nasty group of rich and priveleged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Meanwhile he and wife Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. The son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled with too much free time, too many unexplained absences, and too little adult supervision.
Kate Forman has an enviable life: a loving family and a perfect husband, Paul. One night she finds Paul drunk and covered in blood, mumbling about having killed something or someone. When a young, attractive woman who works for Paul is found murdered, Kate's suspicions about what he may have done send her on a search for the truth.
M.J. Holliday and her crew interrupt the frantic schedule of their reality TV show, "Ghoul Getters," and hotfoot it to New Mexico, where a dreadful demon is waging tribal warfare. Sam Whitefeather- M.J.'s spirit guide-urgently needs her help to stop this evil spirit from wiping out the descendants of his tribe. It doesn't take a psychic to predict that M.J.'s going to have a devil of a time making New Mexico a demon-free zone.
As the U.S. President addresses the nation from the Oval Office, a missile strikes the White House. Now Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangent--caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders--along with partner and lover Paige Campbell and technology expert Bethany Stewart, have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery once spoken of in terrified whispers by the long since silenced. But their breakneck race cross-country--and back through time and malleable memory--is calling the total destructive might of a shadow government down upon them.
Harlan County, Kentucky: when Dickie and Coover Crowe, dope-dealing brothers known for sampling their own supply, decide to branch out into the body business, it's up to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to stop them. But by the time Raylan finds out who is making the cuts, he is lying naked in a bathtub, with Layla, the cool transplant nurse, about to go for his kidneys. The bad guys are mostly gals this time around: Layla, the nurse who collects kidneys and sells them for ten grand a piece; Carol Conlan, a hard-charging coal-mine executive not above ordering a cohort to shoot point-blank a man who is standing in her way; and Jackie Nevada, a beautiful sometime college student who can outplay anyone at the poker table and who suddenly finds herself being tracked by a handsome U.S. marshal.
When wild boy Ro Curtlee was convicted of rape and murder, the fallout against those responsible for putting him behind bars - including detective Abe Glitsky - was uncompromising. That's because the Curtlee family is among the Bay Area's most powerful billionaires. When a retrial ends in Ro's release, it appears his need for retribution isn't over. And this time, Glitsky's in the crosshairs.
Raised by loving adoptive parents, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family-until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number: "How did ur mother die?" Child Protective Services, who suspected but could never prove that Hunt was being neglected, is uninformed; his birth father, twice tried but never convicted of the murder, is in hiding; Evie, his mother's drug-addicted religious fanatic of a friend, is untraceable. And who is the texter, and how are they connected to Hunt?
The Fourth of July weekend is fast approaching, and Dr. Hank Lawson and his friends have been invited to the only party that matters. But when local kids start exhibiting strange symptoms, Hank fears that the fireworks aren't the only things that are about to burn out.
Former British SAS officer Ben Hope is enlisted by Leigh Llewellyn - the beautiful, world-famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate the mysterious death of her brother Oliver. At the time of his death, Oliver was working on a new book which reveals that Mozart, a notable Freemason, may have been killed by a shadowy and powerful splinter group of the organization. The only proof lies in a missing letter, believed to have been written by Mozart himself. When Leigh and Ben receive a video documenting a ritual sacrifice performed by hooded men, they realize that the sect is still in existence today and will stop at nothing to keep its secrets.
Defense attorney Paul Madriani's daughter narrowly evades the man known as Liquida, who has stalked her across the country. Meanwhile, in California, two men argue over millions in cash and a scheme involving government technology-for-sale that could rock the world. Madriani, his companion Joselyn Cole, and his law partner Harry Hinds begin to track Liquida and a missing scientist across the globe, and find themselves falling into a vortex of international terror.
Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath, has escaped from prison - even more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony Hill and Carol Jordan for his years spent in prison. They don't know when Jacko will strike, or where. All they know is that Jacko will cause them to feel fear like they've never known. ____Meier, Leslie. ENGLISH TEA MURDER. Kensington, 8.99 pb. Lucy Stone jumps at the chance of a trip to England sponsored by Winchester College. After tour leader Professor George Temple dies mid-flight after an asthma attack, Professor Quentin Rea, a ladies' man and former flirt of Lucy's, arrives in London to take over the tour. Lucy begins to notice peculiar behaviour among other members of the group. And when she discovers all of them have pasts connected to the late Professor Temple, she suspects his death was an elaborate act of revenge. Then another tour member dies.
Tinker's Cove, Maine, is launching a travel promotion for Valentine's Day. As a reporter for the PENNYSAVER, Lucy Stone is assigned a puff piece on upscale Chanticleer's Chocolates. She soon discovers that Chanticleer's sultry store manager Tamzin Graves is leaving a throng of jealous women in her wake. It's little surprise when Tamzin turns up dead, her body covered in chocolate. Could a bitter ex-wife be behind the crime? Or a candy shop competitor?
On her way home from upstate New York, Lisa Palmer stops at a service center minutes before an armored car heist. Four men are executed before her eyes - one, an off-duty FBI agent she tried to help. Now Lisa is the FBI's secret witness and the key to finding the fugitive killers.
Leonid McGill can't say no to the beautiful woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash and a story. She's married to a rich art collector. Now she fears for her life. Leonid knows better than to believe her, but he can't afford to turn her away, even if he knows this woman's tale will bring him straight to death's door.
The little girl appeared in Central Park: red-haired, blue-eyed, smiling, perfect-except for the blood on her shoulder. It fell from the sky, she said, while she was looking for her uncle, who turned into a tree. "Poor child," people thought. And then they found the body in the tree. For Mallory, newly returned to the Special Crimes Unit after three months' lost time, there is something about the girl that she understands. Mallory is led to a story of extraordinary crimes: murders stretching back fifteen years, blackmail and complicity and a particular cruelty that only someone with Mallory's history could fully recognize.
Convicted murderer David Haines sits on death row. Meanwhile, researcher Dr. Laura Donaldson discovers that Haines's blood may hold the cure to cancer. When she unwittingly helps Haines escape, she and FBI agent Kevin Sheldrake embark on a terrifying manhunt. It is imperative that Haines be brought back alive--but he'd sooner kill himself than offer his blood to medical science.
Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When teens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, the girls stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families. The grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is one of the world's wealthiest men and the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is the Illinois Democratic candidate for Senate. For V.I.Warshawski, questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania?
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.
Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocoriddo, a modern-day folk ballad that will tell Armenta's life story-in music. As the mesmerizing music and lyrics of Erin's song cascade from the jungle hideout, they serve as a siren song to the two men who love Erin: her outlaw husband, Bradley Smith, and the lawman Charlie Hood- two men who together have the power to rescue her.
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime. A badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. Meanwhile Assistant DA Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life - a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. Before the accident that landed him there, he'd been hired to find Rose Janko, the wife of a charismatic son of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he's been chosen more for his blood than his investigative skills. Still, he's surprised by the intense hostility he encounters from the Jankos, who haven't had an easy past. Touched by tragedy, they're either cursed or hiding a terrible secret, whose discovery Ray can't help suspecting is connected to Rose's disappearance.
A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse - far worse - than mere Armageddon.
Moraine, Wisconsin's annual Harmony Festival is anything but harmonious for Story Fischer, as a dead body makes an uninvited appearance in the parade, and the person who may be responsible for putting it there starts dating Story's mother...
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.
Wexford tries to retire, but his advice is needed. The bodies of two women and a man have been discovered in the old coal hole of an attractive house in St. John's Wood. None carries identification. But the man's pockets contain 40,000 pounds worth of jewellery.
Based on a true event - the bombing of lower Manhattan in September 1920. A physician, a female radiochemist, and a police official come to believe that the inexplicable attack is only part of a larger plan. It's a conspiracy that takes them from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the depths of our most savage human instincts.
At Gram's Country Cooking School, Betts and Gram are helping students prepare the perfect dishes for the Southern Missouri Show-Down, the cook-off that draws the first of the summer visitors. Everything is going smoothly until they discover the body of local theater owner Everett Morningside in the school's supply closet, and Everett's widow points an accusatory finger at Gram. Now, Betts has to dig deep into Broken Rope's history to find the modern-day killer - before the last piece of chicken is served.
When a mysterious gypsy places a cruel curse on the guests at a ball and a series of terrible misfortunes begin to affect those who attended that night, Mr. Donald Wheelwight engages Sherlock Holmes to find out what really happened that fateful evening. With the help of his cousin Dr. Henry Vernier and his wife Michelle, Holmes endeavors to save Wheelwright and his beautiful wife Violet from the devastating curse. As the threats to the captivating Violet mount, Holmes is drawn in deeper and deeper, finding himself entangled in a vast dark web involving prostitution, perversion, theft, and blackmail.
Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a "Peace Tour" to New York City, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that will end in tragedy. Crippled by grief and haunted by the need to find out exactly what happened on that night in New York, Leo takes matters into his own hands in a quest that will span decades, and take him from Moscow to the mountains of Soviet-controlled Afghanistan to the backstreets of New York. He pursues the one man who knows the truth: Agent 6.
They call it the Taskforce and built it around the top operators from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape. Operators are trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability. Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce - until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Now he must thwart an attack on the U.S. - and he has nothing left to lose.
A dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. Less than two weeks later, the alleged killer's body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet in the back of his head. Rutledge discovers that the dead man was not who he claimed to be. Was there something in the victim's past that led to his murder? The inspector's only clue is a gold locket, found around the dead man's neck, that leads back to Essex and an insular village whose occupants will do anything to protect themselves from notoriety.
The sequel to PRESUMED INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.
Vienna under the Nazis: as a string of murders throws the city into anxiety, young forensic psychologist Anton Beer is asked by the retired Professor Speckstein, whose job it is to spy on the building's residents for the party, to investigate the slaughter of his dog. Beer's life becomes further complicated when in a neighbour's apartment he discovers a paralyzed young woman, deathly ill from a mysterious ailment and smuggles her into his home to nurse her in secret.
Cheese store owner Charlotte Bessette is setting up for the town's Winter Wonderland fair. Then, when an old friend is found dead in the cottage of Charlotte's assistant Rebecca, suspicion falls on Rebecca's boyfriend, a honeybee farmer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the culprit without getting stung herself?
Detective John Stallings can't avoid getting drawn into his latest investigation. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in his own painful mystery. Then one by one, bodies are discovered - all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman's obsession.
If Kate Bonner's late husband had not invested all their savings in the crafts fair Artisan's Alley, the Webster mansion could have been her's to remodel into a bed and breakfast. Instead that dream belongs to another young couple who discover a skeleton sealed in the walls. The bones belong to Heather Winston, who went missing twenty-two years ago. Kate is asked to help solve the cold case murder.
An F-18 Navy fighter careens out of the blue sky above the Mojave desert. A TV cameraman who grew up in a small town just miles away can see what is going to happen next. Frantically, Wes Stewart races to the downed jet and tries to save the pilot's life. When the plane explodes, Wes escapes without harm - and finds himself up against the U.S. military, the local police, and someone who is tracking his every move. In the moments he spent with the dying pilot, Wes discovered something that could get him killed. But while he tries to untangle a web of lies and secrets surrounding the crash, another danger is stalking him. And this one he will never see coming.
The quaint Highland village of Braikie doesn't have much to lure tourists to it, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth.
In Saudi Arabia, a series of terrorist attacks has put the Kingdom on edge. King Abdullah is losing his hold, and his own secret police cannot be trusted. With nowhere to turn, the king asks for ex-CIA agent John Wells's help. Reluctantly, and with the secret blessing of his former CIA boss, Wells begins to unravel the conspiracy, and realizes that there is more than one country at stake - because the plotters want more than the fall of a monarch. They want to start the final battle between America and Islam with only themselves as the victors.
Makana, a former Sudanese police inspector forced to flee to Cairo, is now struggling to make ends meet as a private detective. In need of money, he takes a case from the notoriously corrupt mogul Saad Hanafi, owner of a Cairo soccer team, whose star player, Adil Romario, has gone missing. Soon, Makana is caught up in a mystery that takes him into the treacherous underbelly of his adopted city, encountering Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters, vengeful women, and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter.
As Canadian detective Mike Ellis tries to save his troubled marriage in Old Havana, Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, head of the Major Crimes Unit of the Cuban National Revolutionary Police battles his incurable dementia and attempts to secure an indictment that will prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island.
Matthew Scudder, forced out of the NYPD, has given up the drink. He runs into a childhood friend who became a criminal, and an alcoholic, and who is now sober. Then Ellery is killed, shot once in the mouth and once between the eyes. Is it what he saw or what he said that got him killed? Scudder begins his investigation with his one lead - Ellery's AA list of people he wronged. The danger is that by immersing himself in Ellery's world, Scudder may be lead right back to the bar stool.
Business is booming at Harlow Jame Cassidy's custom dressmaking boutique, even with her great-grandmother's ghost hanging around the shop. But when a local golf pro is found stabbed with dressmaking shears, the new town deputy suspects Harlow. Now she has to clear her name before the next outfit she designs is a prison jumpsuit.
Pastry chef Rita Lucero's Mardi Gras party turns funereal when one of her guests is found dead after a public fight with her uncle - leaving Rita no choice but to find the real killer and clear her uncle's name.
In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and defiled. His last message, a desperate plea for help, was sent to an old friend and fellow outcast, the ex-CIA agent and former mercenary named Hawker. His final legacy appears to be the fingerprints he left all over the letter to the Ambassador. Consumed by thoughts of revenge but fighting to see the truth, Hawker teams up with NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw on a quest to find the killers and track down the secrets his dead friend may have lost or sold.
Having traded in her career as a successful investigative journalist for the life of a stay-at-home mom in picturesque Cumberland Creek, Virginia, Annie can't help but feel that something's missing. But she finds solace in a local "crop circle" of scrapbookers united by chore-shy husbands, demanding children, and occasional fantasies of their former single lives. And when the quiet idyll of their small town is shattered by a young mother's suicide, they band together to find out what went wrong.
When fashion reporter, Lacey Smithsonian's former boyfriend, cattle rancher Cole Tucker, is arrested for murder, she digs her cowboy boots out of the closet and flies to his defense. She is certain of his innocence until he abducts her during a daring courthouse escape.
Brooklyn's chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems like a fairy tale come true--until she realizes that the book belonged to a dear friend, Max Adams. Ten years ago, he fell in love with Emily and gave the book to her as a symbol of their love. Soon after, he died in a car crash and Brooklyn always suspected Max's ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau. Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to Emily.
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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 ghosts haunting Alison Kerby's Jersey Shore guesthouse are sad. Maxie wants to know who murdered her ex-husband, and Paul pines for his still-living almost-fiancee. The only one who isn't missing her ex is Alison - because The Swine just arrived on her doorstep...
St.Patrick's Day is usually a time of revelry in Longely, but this year things will be different. The festivities certainly don't get off to a smooth start when Bernie's boyfriend finds Mike Sweeney floating face down in a vat of green beer. So much for the luck of the Irish. When their best customer's nephew, Duncan, is tagged for the crime, Bernie and Libby are asked to investigate. It won't be easy, though, because Duncan looks like a good fit for the crime. But the deeper Bernie, Libby, and Sean delve into Mike Sweeney's death, the more they discover that things are not what they seem.
Kincaid and James are embroiled in the case of the puzzling drowning of a rower, a Met detective, on the Thames.
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppy mill.
Travel writer Lily Moore has been persuaded by her closest friend, photographer Jesse Robb, to visit Peru with him. Jesse is convinced that the trip will lure Lily out of her dark mood, but Lily is haunted by betrayal and loss. At Machu Picchu, the famous Lost City of the Incas, they discover a woman clinging to life at the bottom of an ancient stone staircase. Just before the woman dies, she tells Lily the name of the man who pushed her. When the local police investigate, the forensic evidence they find doesn't match what Lily knows.
James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan war, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independently of MI5, MI6, and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim is to protect the Realm by any means necessary. An alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week. Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected. And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission.
Will Cochrane, the CIA's and MI6's most prized asset, is assigned to neutralize one of the world's most wanted terrorists, believed to be a general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Cochrane's unpredictability makes him the one agent capable of catching his adversary off guard, and he believes he has the perfect plan. But on a breakneck race through the capitals of Europe and into America's northeast, the spycatcher will discover that his prey knows the game all too well ... and his agenda is more terrifying than anyone could have imagined.
Things are going well in the romance department for Hannah Swensen and her bakery's delectable confections are selling as fast as she can bake them. If only her good friend Claire and her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson could find time to take their honeymoon! When Bob's old friend, Matthew Walters, comes to town it seems like divine intervention. Matthew is a Lutheran minister and since he's on sabbatical, Matthew is happy to fill in for Bob while he and Claire take that honeymoon. A perfect plan - until Hannah finds Matthew face-down in a plate full of Devil's Food Cake, a single bullet in his head.
When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise -- first of many. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. Not that he has anything to hide...
DCI Lorimer and his team are faced with a string of seemingly unconnected but professional killings in Glasgow. Without witnesses or much conclusive evidence to build a case, the officers are drawing a blank. Criminal psychologist Solly Brightman is off the case due to budget cuts. But Solly is more closely connected to the murders than he could possibly know ...And as the hitman plans a bloody ransom to get his fee, the race is on to find out just who hired him - and who's next on the hit list.
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.
The discovery of a dead man lying outside a Bristol church with the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh looks to coroner Jenny Cooper at first like another grisly suicide. But after the chaplain of a nearby prison persuades her to take another look at the death of a high profile political campaigner, she uncovers a sinister series of connections between the two deaths. Then another tragic death turns her suspicions toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God.
When Melanie Hunter goes missing, the men in her life come under suspicion. Detective Bill Slider and his team need to answer two questions: who loved Melanie, and who loved her too much.
Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly hunts for those responsible for unleashing a biological weapon in a subway tunnel. As people begin to die Kelly's hunt takes him into the tangled underworld of Chicago's West Side gangs and the even more frightening world of black biology - an elite discipline emerging from the nation's premier labs, where scientists play God and will stop at nothing to preserve their secrecy.
One morning in picture-perfect Bath, England, a teenage girl's body is found on the towpath of a canal. Lorne Wood was beautiful, popular, and apparently the victim of a brutal murder. Why was she on the towpath late at night alone? Zoe Benedict - Harley-riding police detective, independent to a fault - is convinced the department head needs to look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the case. Meanwhile Zoe's sister Sally - recently divorced and supporting a daughter who was friends with the dead girl - has begun working as a housekeeper for a rich entrepreneur who quickly begins to seem less eccentric than repugnant, and possibly dangerous. When Zoe's investigation uncovers evidence that Lorne's attempts to break into modeling had delivered her into the world of webcam porn, a crippling secret from Zoe's past seems determined to emerge.
The annual Winter Moose Festival is in full swing in Cape Willington. The sighting of a mysterious white moose and rumours of a dead body in the woods send Candy scrambling to separate fact from fiction.
Back from her somewhat unusual honeymoon, Claire Malloy finds the perfect place for her new life with her new husband and her teenage daughter Caron. There are only a few problems. Such as the real estate agent disappeared mid-showing and hasn't been seen since. And the last owner died in circumstances labeled 'accidental' but were actually both 'mysterious' and 'dubious'. The family that owned the estate is now suing the lover of the dead owner over the rights to the property. Oh, and it isn't really for sale. When the previous owner's lover dies practically at her feet, Claire decides to take matters into her own hands.
Roman forensic pathologist Teresa Lupo comes to Venice in February, Carnival time, looking for her bohemian aunt Sofia, who has mysteriously disappeared. A visit to her apartment confirms all is not well, and a letter surfaces that reveals a piece of fiction in which both Sofia and Teresa appear.
22-year-old Cherry Pye, a pop star since she was 14 - is about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is her undercover stunt double, portraying Cherry whenever the singer is too "indisposed" - meaning wasted - to go out in public. So it is Ann who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers (uber-stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker-wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry's public - and from Cherry herself.
Athena College's new Writer in Residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing, and even sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another professor. Unfortunately, her old flame Connor Lawton got her the job. But before Connor finishes his newest play, he's murdered - and Laura is the prime suspect. Charlie and his faithful cat, Diesel, follow Connor's cluttered trail to find the true killer before his daughter is forever cataloged under M...for murderer.
After Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali Reynolds's classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, both fall under suspicion of wrongdoing. Ali finds it hard to believe that he's become mixed up in the drug trade, despite evidence to the contrary. Upon arriving at the hospital, Ali finds that her good friend, Sister Anselm, is there, too - working as a patient advocate on behalf of another seriously injured victim, an unidentified young woman presumed to be an illegal border crosser, who was raped and savagely beaten. Ali becomes determined to seek justice in both cases and secure safety for both victims.
After Eve Duncan's seven-year-old daughter Bonnie vanished into thin air, a new Eve emerged, a woman who would use her remarkable talent as a forensic sculptor to help others find closure in the face of tragedy. Now, with the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA Agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie's father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie's disappearance was not as random as everyone had always believed.
London, 1997. Karen meets exotic, flamboyant Biba and, spellbound, she moves into the crumbling mansion Biba shares with her enigmatic brother, Rex. Drugs and wine flow as Rex and Karen begin an affair, but their summer of freedom is about to end in blood. Ten years later, Karen and nine-year-old Alice pick up Rex from his stint in prison for murder. When old ghosts come calling, Karen will do whatever it takes to protect her family. She is a woman with everything to lose.
Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the Fjallbacka area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom's attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, relgious fanatics and criminals.
Detective Constable Ash Henderson is divorced, demoted, under investigation for corruption and struggling to pay off gambling debts when the head of CID seconds him to the Birthday Boy investigation. The Birthday Boy snatches girls just before their thirteenth birthday. And Ash's daughter is just about to turn thirteen.
Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity-until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence.
During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. With two deranged killers on the loose Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop the insane killers.
An al Qaeda operative directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Deep inside Washington, Brooke Chandler, a CIA operative whose cover was blown by an incompetent colleague in Lebanon, thinks he knows how the bomb is being moved toward its target and how to find it. First he must overcome the skepticism of the CIA and the White House, and then he must find the bomb and disable or detonate it before it causes the Middle East to go up in flames.
Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department and set up shop as a private investigator. His former partner, Frank "Hound Dog" Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to Strange asking for his help recovering a cheap ring she claims has sentimental value, the case leads him onto Vaughn's turf, where a local drug addict's been murdered, shot point-blank in his apartment. Soon both men are on the trail of a ruthless killer - Red Fury, so called for his looks and the car his girlfriend drives, but a name that fits his personality all too well.
Special Agent Pendergast's pursuit of retribution for his wife Helen's murder takes him from Scottish moors to New York City streets to Louisiana bayous to the revelation that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. He begins to realize that the monstrous conspiracy goes back generations, and that everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood may be a horrific lie.
The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three year old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served, she finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all too public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s.
A body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway near Charlotte just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for race week. A group of right wing extremists is suspected. As Tempe is considering multiple theories, including an FBI cover-up, a surprising, secret substance is found with the body, leaving Tempe to wonder what exactly the government was up to.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating 'The Icove Agenda', a film based on one of her famous cases. It's a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director's luxury building.
Magazine writer Richard Kilmer's girlfriend, the beautiful Jennifer Ryan, has agreed to marry him. But on a romantic drive up to Kendrick Falls, a freak storm sends Richard careening off the road and throws Jen from the vehicle. Richard seems to be fine, but he can't find Jen anywhere - neither can the town's police. The storm has disappeared and with it every trace of the future Mrs. Kilmer. Richard remembers her so vividly, but no one he knows can confirm that Jen ever existed. Could he be crazy?
Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Everything Faith learned in the academy goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room, a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions. She'll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and trauma doctor Sara Linton to get some answers.
Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam Campbell's wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate Shugak onto the case. Working undercover as - of all things - a waitress at Bill's Bar and Grill, Kate begins probing into Grant's mysterious air freight business.
The writer becomes the story when crime reporter Mia Hale is discovered on a Jacksonville beach--bloodied and disoriented, but alive. She remembers nothing, but her wounds bear the signature of a sadistic serial killer. After years lying dormant, The Collector has resumed his grim hobby: abducting women and taking gruesome souvenirs before dumping their bodies. But none of his victims has ever escaped--and he wants Mia back, more than he ever wanted any of the others.
Inspector Kari Vaara has left the Arctic Circle and returned reluctantly to Helsinki, where headaches and sleeplessness plague him. He has two cases on his plate: the brutal murder of a Russian businessman's wife, and, more secretly, an investigation into an elderly Finnish national hero who may have played a darker role in World War II than the public knows. Vaara's past has turned him into a haunted man.
Inspector Irene Huss, stationed in Goteborg, is called through the rain-drenched wintry streets to the scene of an apparent suicide. The dead man landed on the sidewalk in front of his luxurious duplex apartment. He was a wealthy financier connected, through an old-boys' network, with the first families of Sweden. But the "Society Suicide" turns out to have been a carefully plotted murder. As more murders ensue, she tangles with street gang members, skinheads, immigrants and neo-Nazis - a cross-section of Sweden's disaffected - in order to catch the killer.
The year is 1977, and America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam and the national hangover that was the 1960s. But not everyone is ready to let it go. Not aging comedian Koo Davis, friend to generals and presidents and veteran of countless USO tours to buck up American troops in the field. And not the five remaining members of the self-proclaimed People's Revolutionary Army, who've decided that kidnapping Koo Davis would be the perfect way to bring their cause back to life... The final, previously unpublished novel from the legendary Donald Westlake!
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.
When the host of a popular radio talk show is murdered, the suspects almost outnumber his millions of listeners. Outspoken radio talk show host Jim Fate dies tragically when poisonous gas fills the studio while his polarizing show, "The Hand of Fate, "is on air. They call themselves the triple threat. Three best friends who are uniquely qualified to crack the case: FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, and Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce. But Cassidy has a secret, one that will either solve the case, or make her a suspect.
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.
Pecan Spring's computer guru has been shot dead in his kitchen. Sheila Dawson, the female police chief of a male-dominated force, determines that his death wasn't self-inflicted. She believes this death is connected to the high profile case of George Timms, who broke into the computer shop before the murder. When Timms goes missing, Sheila investigates, and uncovers terrible secrets.
Lori Shepherd returns from Down Under to the village of Finch. Her debonaire father-in-law has just purchased a splendid ten-acre estate nearby, expecting a quiet, small-town life. But 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, prompting her to call on Aunt Dimity for help uncovering the estate's shadowy past.
Edgar Roy-an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
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.
Hardened Pittsburgh homicide detective Franco Patrese is partnered with old timer but experienced detective Mark Beradino as they hunt a serial killer. First there was the charred body of Michael Redwine, a renowned brain surgeon, found in one of the city's most luxurious apartment blocks. Then Father Kohler, a Catholic bishop, is set alight in the confessional at his Cathedral. The investigation uncovers high-class prostitution, medical scams and religious obsession, but what Patrese doesn't realize is how close to the case he really is, how connected they all are, and how it will take a terrible personal betrayal to uncover the truth.
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 20th 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.
When Earl Alden is found dead, his wife Missy is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in-law. All signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder if everything is as it seems. He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes, it's not going to be good.
He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but in 1995, Nate Romanski was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it-by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend-and all their lives could depend on it.
Colleton River, a South Carolina nuclear facility designed to create medical isotopes, has recently been plagued by a series of unexplained mishaps, sparking protests. The plant's owner has asked AJ Palladino to investigate. She leaves her young son with her parents in West Virginia, but then the boy goes missing. While AJ tries to find her missing child, she also discovers what caused the "accidents." Soon the plant begins hurtling towards nuclear catastrophe, with AJ stranded at ground zero.
A health crisis sends Harry reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker will do their best to steer Harry in the right direction - as will her ever-helpful husband, Fair. Others will have worse luck. An especially promising nurse's lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead.
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is attending the Heritage Society's Pirates and Plunder show when a history intern is murdered amidst the gold earrings and doubloons. Even with that on her plate, Theodosia still has to attend Charleston's Food and Wine Festival, where she's hosting a tea and cheese tasting. But as her thoughts keep drifting to the victim, Theodosia knows she'll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a schooner full of suspects.
The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scone, and sandwiches for the private party to honour dignitaries and big buck donors. Things are going swimmingly, until Theodosia escapes the party for a momentary rest, only to discover the body of Parker Scully - her former boyfriend - entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium's state-of-the-art tanks. The EMTs on the scene think it was an accident, but Theodosia believes that someone wanted Parker dead.
Alexandra "Zan" Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, learns that someone has stolen her identity -- not only using her credit cards and financial accounts, but impersonating her. Her young son Matthew was kidnapped two years before, and now photos appear that seem to show her kidnapping her own child. Who is trying to destroy her?
When one of Vera Stanhope's hippie neighbours goes missing, she tracks the woman to the Writer's House, a country retreat where aspiring authors gather to workshop. There Vera finds a dead body and Vera's neighbour with a knife in her hand.
Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case-a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them. Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede.
When Myron Bolitar gets involved in the family drama of his former tennis star client and her rock star husband, he discovers secrets about his own family, specifically his brother, who abandoned the Bolitars long ago. As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life, he must face the lies that led to their estrangement - including the ones told by Myron himself.
When the entire collection of the Fireman's Museum ironically goes up in flames, Nell Pratt discovers one of the charred pictures isn't the one that was originally exhibited. But getting to the bottom of the mystery is bound to get Nell burned.
The unleashing of a devastating new weapon in 13th-century China, a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, and a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar--all come together to present the greatest threat against U.S. security ever known.
Danny Hansen, a Bosnian immigrant to America, is now a priest incensed by the powerful among us who manipulate the law for their own gain, uncaring of the shattered lives they leave behind. It is his duty to show them the error of their ways, even if he must put them in the grave. Renee Gilmore is the frail and helpless victim of one such powerful man. Having escaped his clutches, she now lives only to satisfy justice by destroying him, regardless of whom she must become in that pursuit. When these two paths cross, things go very, very badly.
Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by - and ghosts - who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and suspiciously. Now, Glory has to uncover the truth before someone makes her history...
Olympic pairs figure skating hopeful Christine Allen is training in Cabot Cove under the tutelage of former gold medalist Brian Devlin and partnered with up-and-coming Russian skater Alexei Olshansky. But when a series of mysterious "accidents" occur, leading to the death of one of the skaters, Jessica Fletcher suspects someone is getting away with cold-blooded murder.
When Hannah Swensen hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at a festival in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town. And keyboard player Buddy Neiman's minor injuries turn deadly serious when someone plunges surgical scissors into his chest. Turns out, Buddy Neiman isn't the victim's real name. In fact, no one is really sure who he is. Hannah's investigation digs up a few local suspects. There is Doctor Bev, sho seems to know more about "Buddy" than she's willing to admit. And Devon, an aspiring keyboard player who may have had a fatal case of jealousy.
Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper's mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?
On a summer afternoon in 1998, six-year-old Iris Neff walked away from a barbecue in her small suburban town - and vanished. Missing persons investigator Brenna Spector has a rare neurological disorder that enables her to recall every detail of every day of her life. A blessing and a curse, it began in childhood, when her older sister stepped into a strange car never to be seen again, and it's proven invaluable in her work. But it hasn't helped her solve the mystery that haunts her above all others--and it didn't lead her to little Iris. When a local woman, Carol Wentz, disappears eleven years later, Brenna uncovers bizarre connections between the missing woman, the long-gone little girl - and herself.
A man's body is found decapitated, wrapped in plastic, and stuffed in the trunk of a Fleetwood Cadillac parked outside a federal courthouse. The car's owner is a sweet-natured con man who is on trial for mail fraud - but innocent of murder. Kansas City defense attorney Lou Mason has no idea how a corpse ended up in his client's car. But when the victim is identified as a criminal defendant in a sexually charged lawsuit, Mason is forced to team up with a woman from his past - a brilliant FBI agent who may be playing head games of her own.
When Fezvi Pasha, admiral of the Ottoman fleet -- and Yashim's old mentor -- defects to the Egyptians, Yashim must unravel the man's curious history to learn what dark secret has led Pasha to betray the Empire. This draws Yashim ever deeper into the closed world of the sultan's seraglio, an intimate household populated by the young ruler's women, children, slaves, and eunuchs.
Summer, 1664: war threatens with the Dutch. When the body of his former brother-in-law is found in the Thames, Thomas Chaloner discovers that the dead man has left enigmatic clues to a motivation for his murder. These clues may be linked to a plot to steal the crown jewels, or to a conspiracy to ensure that no peace is secured between the two nations. Whichever it proves to be, Chaloner knows he has very little time to decipher the pointers left to him.
No one knows better than resort manager Pen Hofstra that the idea of a tropical paradise is an illusion. So when a young woman named Hannah Sheridan disappears off the island of St.John, she is not surprised that all is not what it seems to be. Pointing out Hannah's resemblance to the Amina Slave Princess from the 1733 slave revolt on St.John - whose ghost is rumored to haunt the island - the local community quickly latches on to the belief that her spirit is behind the disappearance.
After an airliner falls out of the sky into the Bristol estuary, coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself responsible for the remains of a fisherman, whose boat appears to have been struck by the wreckage. She is drawn into the strange fate of a little girl whose largely unmarked body was mysteriously discovered lying beside him.
While hunting a ruthless assassin targeting diplomats, Sebastian discovers that his bride-to-be, Hero Jarvis, knows something about the victims - something that can get her and their unborn child killed...
When Gabrielle Tennyson is murdered, aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his reluctant new bride, the fiercely independent Hero Jarvis, find themselves involved in an intrigue concerning the myth of King Arthur, Camelot, and a future poet laureate...
Single mother Hayley Powell, though an office manager, is assigned to take over the Island Times's food column. The extra income is tempting, and Hayley's chatty first column is suddenly on everyone's menu, with one exception. When rival food writer Karen Appelbaum is found dead, all signs point to Hayley. To clear her name, she'll have to find the real killer.
DI Faraday is gone and police are left reeling. As his boss attempts to limit any possible PR damage his one time shadow on the force, ex-D/C Winter, is ever more concerned that he may have made the biggest mistake of his life throwing his lot with the city's drug barron, Bazza McKenzie.
When New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya is called to investigate a murder with his partner Rick Bentz, he's shocked to recognize the victim. Camille Renard, an old high-school friend, was found on the altar of St. Marguerite's cathedral, dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted. Valerie Houston's younger sister, Camille, had a knack for making bad choices. But as Val digs deeper into her death, she realizes how little she really knows about her sister and their shared past. Soon more bodies are found and no one is above suspicion.
Primavera Blackstone, raising her 10 year old son in a tranquil Spanish village, starts to wonder about her friend Shirley's new man. It starts when a casual thief tried to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off.
Castagnetti, a bee-keeping detective, is hired by a businessman to find out who set fire to his car and why. It seems like a dead-end case, nothing more than an instance of mindless vandalism. But before long the businessman is receiving threatening phonecalls, his factory is burnt to the ground and an employee loses his life. Castagnetti traces similar cases of arson across the city and realises that this sort of systematic intimidation happens when the owner's land is about to be redesignated as residential.
A series of gruesome crimes prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But the only clue left behind - a blank page bearing a question mark - seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. As Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craft - and where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood.
U.S. Treasury's Tara Holloway and her partner, Eddie, investigate Marcos Mendoza, a suspected loan shark with connections across the Mexican border. He's never been accused of any crimes, yet his business associates have a history of disappearing...and resurfacing...in body bags.
1954: Bernie Gunther, tired of spying on the gangster Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence, slips away to Florida. There he's arrested and sent back to Cuba, where he's imprisoned in the Isle of Pines, where he meets Castro and a French intelligence officer. After extensive questioning by the Frenchman, he is sent on to Berlin where he is to screen POWs returning from Germany, looking for a French war criminal. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him - in a way he could never have foreseen.
In the remote Swedish resort of Fjallbacka a little girl is found dead in a fisherman's net. It is the task of detective Patrik Hedstrom to discover who is behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner Erica knew well.
A chance phone call throws the biggest murder case in southern England into the hands of provincial attorney Leo Curtice. Twelve-year-old Daniel Blake stands accused of murdering an eleven-year-old girl. As Curtice sets out to defend the indefensible, he soon finds himself pitted against an enraged community calling for blood. When the buildup of pressure takes a sinister turn, he fears for his wife and young daughter's safety.
Dr. Sophie Knowles is a professor with a way of making even the most complex math problems fun for her students. But when the school's beloved librarian is found shot to death in the stacks, Sophie learns that her friend was more complex than she ever knew. Now, Sophie must take on some rigorous deduction homework before the chances for another murder on campus increase exponentially.
Daphne May comes to the small Maine town of Point Woebegone and Swallowtail, the windswept house where she'll be working as a governess. A waitress's gruesome death has set the whole town on edge - especially the wealthy, eccentric Witherspoon family. As Daphne struggles to adjust, the killer strikes again, and again. A psychopath is culling his victims with brutal precision, and Daphne's arrival is far from random.
A man on the fast track to success finds that his life has been chillingly "modified" by someone, somewhere, with a very different master plan for his future.
As famous Victorian age reporter Nellie Bly attempts to beat the eighty days around the world record set by Jules Verne's fictitious Phileas Fogg, she witnesses an event in the harbour city of Port Said that makes her a target for a killer and involves her in international intrigue with the fate of nations at stake. On board the ships that take Nellie from the Land of the Pharaohs to the exotic Orient and across the Pacific are the most famous magicians in the world... but a killer also stalks the decks.
It's Fashion Week in New York and Ellie's in charge of the dogs' modeling outfits that match their mommy-models for a fashion competition. But before the first round closes, one of the designers drops dead of anaphylactic shock, her Epipen useless because someone's emptied it. The victim's peanut allergy was well-known, so Ellie and her dog Rudy must comb through the brash designer's rivals, colleagues, and many enemies to discover who was so desperate that they committed the ultimate crime of fashion.
Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid prides herself on cracking even the toughest cases. But her latest investigation is leaving her hungry for answers as she tries to unmask the identity of the would-be killer of legendary designer Helene Strauss, creator of the world-famous Helene doll. Before long, Savannah is sure she has a handle on the case. But when two key players turn up dead in Helene's sizzling hot Jacuzzi Savannah will have to start from scratch - and question everything she thought she knew about the Strausses' twisted family tree.
Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out - for good.
Set in South Africa. Johnny K.'s kidnappers have set a deadline of 72 hours to receive a computer disk with the required data on it. Johnny's old friend Tiny must find a way to do it, even though some people are watching his every move, hoping he will lead them to what they want.
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent approaches them to crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn. As they delve deeper into the case, the pair find themselves immersed in a terrifying world of inter-gang drug wars and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own...
A controversial masterppiece resurfaces in Budapest. A ballerina's headless corpse is found beneath the boardwalk at Brighton Beach. And New York's Russian mafia is about to collide with the equally ruthless art world. Maddy Blume, an ambitious young art buyer for a Manhattan hedge fund, is desperate to find a priceless painting by Marcel Duchamp, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A gruesome cold case thrusts the FBI into a search for the same painting, with its enigmatic image of a headless nude. And an insidious secret society is intent on reclaiming the painting for reasons of its own - and by any means necessary.
While investigating the "accidental" death of a con artist with numerous enemies, Rory McCain finds herself on the verge of solving a cold case - the murder of her ghost partner, Zeke.
Jeanine Fournier has looks to die for, a handsome police officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learns she's pregnant with their first child, her happiness is almost overwhelming. Jeanine's whole life is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, an even greater horror leads her to risk everything she's earned-a secure life in New York City, a prosperous career as a lawyer, even the daughter she loves-to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled.
Jane Whitefield spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife's murder, out of the heavily guarded criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles. But within minutes, Jane is taken captive by employees of the man who really killed Shelby's wife, shot, and tortured to revealed Shelby's hiding place.
When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.
Someone is bombing the banks of Baghdad. On the streets of London, an ex-cop, Vincent Ruiz, is robbed of his briefcase. And Richard North, a top tier VP at an international finance powerhouse, vanishes. North holds the key that connects these three seemingly unrelated events - or did, until he disappeared without a trace.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson board the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage, where Holmes is to carry out a secret government mission. Soon after departure, highly important submarine plans for the US navy are stolen. Holmes and Watson must work through a list of suspects which includes Colonel James Moriarty, brother to the late Professor Moriarty - but will they find the culprit before tragedy strikes?
In London with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara, the ever-vigilant Gabriel Allon notices a man exhibiting several traits common to suicide bombers. Before he can act he is knocked to the pavement by two undercover London police officers. And then the bomb goes off.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans stained-glass restoration artist Mira Gallier is shattered when the church windows that she restored are vandalized, and the priest who looked over them brutally murdered. Then the city is rocked by a terrifying chain of murders that all seem to be linked to Mira. The police, led by homicide detective Spencer Malone, are following a string of clues left by the killer on each victim - and beginning to wonder if the murderer isn't Mira Gallier herself.
When Milo Weaver's former CIA boss Alan Drummond uses one of Milo's compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can't help but go in search of him. Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism's enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow.
Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiancee, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving twenty-five to life.
After recovering from surgery for a brain tumour, Kari Vaara begins running a rogue black-ops unit for the National Chief of Police, robbing Helsinki's mobsters blind of their cash, dope, and illegal firearms. But when Finland's leading immigrants' rights advocate is assassinated and her head sent by mail to the Finnish Somalia Network, the president assigns Kari to the murder. Cracking this case will involve the unsolved kidnapping of a billionaire's children, a Faustian bargain with a former French legionnaire - and Kari's American wife Kate.
Charlie and Drummond Clark are now in Switzerland, hiding out from criminal charges in America and using the time to experiment with treatments to retrieve Drummond's memory. When NSA operative Alice Rutherford, with whom Charlie has fallen in love, is kidnapped, the Clarks must dodge a formidable CIA case officer and his team to get her back.
At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses darkness, and his friend Tomlinson, as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaire's yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed. Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Or are they thugs hired by the Russian's competitors? Whatever the motive, they have herded everyone together and threatened to kill one hostage every hour until midnight unless their demands are met-at which point they will just blow everybody up.
Summer of 1932: Maisie Dobbs accepts an undercover assignment from the British Secret Service. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities "not in the interests of His Majesty's government." When the college's controversial pacifist founder, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, however, Maisie is directed to stand back as her colleagues in Scotland Yard spearhead the investigation. But she soon discovers that the circumstances of Liddicote's death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty members and students under her surveillance.