hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he's sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil's own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin.
While dreams of a lasting love with Hugh and a booming bakery business are beginning to feel like pie in the sky for Ella Mae LeFaye, she's got an even harder nut to crack with a deadly arsonist on the loose.
A bottle that floated in the seas for years and then sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, was finally unsealed. It's a cry for help, in Danish, from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Carl Morck is given the case. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Recommended.
Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favour to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
Summer, 2001. As the mutilated bodies of young boys are turning up in the backstreets of Cairo and religious tension grows around the Coptic community, Sudanese investigator Makana probes a case involving a disgruntled travel agent and stolen money. Then he stumbles onto a link between his case and the murdered boys. His search for answers takes him from the labyrinth of Cairo to the city of Luxor and an abandoned monastery near the tombs of the pharaohs. Recommended.
Ryan Kealey knows he'll never really put the game behind him, but the game itself has changed. Today's U.S. intelligence service has lost a step to its ever-bolder global enemies. And those enemies now have a suitcase bomb nuke. Kealey forms an unlikely partnership with a young Farsi-speaking nuclear physicist Rayhan Jafari to hunt down the devastating package before it can be used. But with technology and their by-the-numbers command failing them, they're on their own - trusting only their guts and each other.
FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick knows nothing about the Devil's Key, except that her father was involved in its theft twenty years ago and was murdered as a result. The Devil's Key, a list of seemingly random, supposedly indecipherable numbers, poses an immediate threat to national security--and anyone caught with this code in their possession is terminated with extreme prejudice. Sydney, unaware of the standing kill order, only just recovered the list and turned it over to her superiors--but not before making a copy.
Singing coach Paige Marshall needs to find out who is sabotaging groups in the Show Choir National competition before her team gets the boot - or someone ends up dead.
Trailed by an infamous tomb raider and menaced by a tribe of hostile natives, retired Army Ranger John Holliday and his crew uncover a 500 year old society hidden in the cauldron of the Amazon. Descendants of the Templar Knights, they exist for one reason: to hide and protect the holy artifact taken from the original Temple of Jerusalem by the first Templars -- the legendary Ark of the Covenant.
Quarry doesn't kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his marked-for-death clients of two services: eliminating the killers sent after them, and finding out who hired them...and then removing that problem as well. So far he's rid the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Does the hitman's hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?
A beautiful clairvoyant from a small Lao village has been enlisted to help the brother of a long-dead general uncover his brother's remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years. Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. Siri is obsessed with the pretty medium's special abilities -- but for some reason Madame Daeng doesn't trust the woman.
A LAPD cop has been rendered unfit after a nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner. His new partner is a German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED. Shunned and shunted to the side, the two set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men in the nighttime assault.
After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose. Tallow soon discovers that he's walked into a veritable deal with the devil, an unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan's most prominent captains of industry.
It's 1947: Glasgow is buried in snow, killers stalk the streets, and Douglas Brodie's past is engulfing him. It starts small. The Jewish community in Glasgow asks the ex-policeman turned journalist to solve a series of burglaries. Brodie solves the crime but the thief is found dead, butchered by the owner of the house he was robbing. When the householder in turn is murdered, the whole community is in uproar - and Brodie's simple case of theft disintegrates into chaos.
Residents of Keyhole Bay, Florida, are dismayed when an auditor arrives to assess the local bank's shady dealings. When the auditor is murdered, it's up to souvenir shop owner Glory Martine and her haunted parrot Bluebeard to catch a killer and unravel a financial scandal before it leads to more murderous mayhem.
Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby McGavin has come back to Cardinal. He hasn't given up on his love for her, despite the awkward fact that she is his brother's widow, and he's well aware that this may be his last chance to win Ruby's heart. But when Ruby's alcoholic brother Nash ends up in a devastating accident, Ruby decides she must turn to her estranged mother Etta, who harbours a horrible secret that keeps her from reconnecting with the children she deserted so many years ago.
In a huge old school house by the sea, full of precious paintings, Thomas Porteous is dying. His much younger wife Di holds him and mourns. She knows that soon, despite her being his sole inheritor, Thomas's relatives will descend on the collection that was the passion of both of their lives. The family know Di's weaknesses - and she must learn theirs.
A year after her husband's death, young widow and art collector Diana Porteous listlessly roams the beach near her home. Her friend and agent Saul takes action, introducing her to his stylish, anarchistic sister, Sarah, to pep her up. They plan that Di should rediscover her talents as a thief, as well as an art expert, to recover stolen paintings - and begin with Steven, the neighbour's son, who is amassing works of art in a strange building in London, including work stolen from his mother.
In the cold light of dawn, a dead body is found entombed in the smouldering remains of a burnt-out Cotswold manor. Key House has stood empty for years, but its owner, Gervase Crown, is rumoured to have been seen in Weston St Ambrose prior to the blaze. Could he be responsible for the fire and the tragic death that followed, or was he in fact the intended target? As Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin their investigation it becomes clear that Gervase wasn't the most popular and his return reawakens old memories, not all of which are good.
Paris. 1895. A few months after Dreyfus is deported, Picquart - a French intelligence officer - discovers that the Germans still have a spy operating in France. He mounts a sophisticated surveillance operation to trap the traitor. But the results are far more alarming than he ever expected, opening up a trail of corruption and deceit that leads him all the way to the highest ranks of the French army and government.
Fed up with dating after a disastrous setup, the only thing food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell wants to snuggle up to is a box of made-to-order chocolates from chocolatier Bessie Winthrop. But when Bessie is found dead in her kitchen, Hayley suspects that her "heart attack" might be murder. Turns out Bessie has more enemies than a boxful of chocolates. It's sticky business juggling a job, two teenagers and finding a killer, but it's better than letting a killer find Hayley first.
A new series from the author of the Faraday and Winter mysteries. DS Jimmy Suttle, a newcomer to the Devon and Cornwall force, is the one detective who suspects a murder has been committed - but there is very little evidence.
White House executive chef Olivia Paras learns the President will be in imminent danger at a state dinner...unless she can get to him first.
A tie-up burglary at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly lady owner dying and millions stolen in valuables. But her family tells Detective Superintendent Roy Grace that there is one item they are determined to get back. Gradually he learns of the brutal lengths this family will go to, and how the New York waterfront gang wars of the 1920s triggered the bloody chain of events that is set to continue.
Primavera Blackstone teams up with retired cop Ricky Ross, now a private detective, to investigate a series of mystery assaults on the aircraft of a budget airline. Are they mere acts of vandalism, or the sinister work of Catalan extremists? When Ricky's car is fire-bombed and he narrowly escapes with his life, more questions arise...not least, why is the Spanish Special Branch involved?
This is the finale that fans have been waiting for. In TAKING EVE, the game began. In HUNTING EVE, the chase was on. Now, in SILENCING EVE, the prey is cornered. Will Eve Duncan survive? Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve's past ultimately become her undoing?
Small dog adoptions are skyrocketing across L.A. So Lauren arranges for a private plane to fly a few teacup pups in from a Midwest shelteer that can't house them. But when a prickly rescue worker joins them on the return flight, only to be murdered in L.A., it's up to Lauren to find out who wanted her put down.
NHL scout Brad Shade is checking out the talent in Regina with his old friend and teammate "Chief". But when they learn of the suicide of an old teammate from their playing days in L.A., they take a sometimes violent detour through the dark side of a small town with no shortage of secrets to be kept at any cost.
A backyard renovation in LA unearths an infant's body, buried 60 years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware, backtracking six decades into the past, stir up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover, a handsome, wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true, and a hospital with a notorious reputation - all of them long gone, along with any records of a newborn.
Recruited by the Florida Centre for Law Enforcement, Carson Ryder's first case there is a stack of bodies found encased in concrete. Have the police stumbled across a murderer's regular dumping ground, or was this a mass killing. Certain forensic details hint at human trafficking. And one escaped girl may prove the key to unravelling a shocking web of abuse, prostitution and murder - if Carson can get to her before her captors do.
Dan Champion is a small-town detective, hoping the ghosts and hallucinations are finally behind him. Then one night he is called to examine the body of a woman who has washed ashore. To his surprise, he recognizes the woman as Samantha, someone he dreamed about during his dark period - a woman who doesn't exist. Soon Champion is haunted by a team of expert killers who want to make sure he never finds the truth. The ghosts of the dead are all around him, and Champion has to find out who murdered them, or risk becoming one himself.
Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. But at the store's opening, Izzy stumbles across a dead body - and her best friend Rena becomes the prime suspect. Izzy is determined to clear Rena's name.
When Minneapolis TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz hears that a young boy is trapped at the bottom of a sinkhole, she smells ratings. Little does she know just how big the story will be, as not only does it involve a tragic murder, but the local Amish community as well. When Riley finds a clue the cops have missed, she uncovers a dark web of fraud and deception in the community driven by motives as old as the Bible: sex and money.
Back home in Boston - on a well-deserved hiatus from the ghoulish grind of their television show, Ghoul Getters - psychic medium M. J. Holliday and her crew of ghost busters have to deal with a case of possession by a sinister spirit.
8 years ago the Inside Man abducted and killed four women. He left another three in critical condition, their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. Then he disappeared. Things have not exactly gone well for Ash Henderson, the Detective Inspector on the initial investigation. One of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison. But when a nurse turns up dead with a doll stitched into her innards, Dr. Alice McDonald convinces one of the investigating teams to get Ash released and working the case. He's out for as long as he's useful. And if he's out, he can seek revenge.
I am at a loss for words how to make this sound plausible. This is the plot: Charles Benedict (criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man) frames a millionaire for the murder of his younger wife. When the millionaire married Carrie (the prosecutor in his DUI trial!) he made her sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful for the first ten years of marriage. A week before their tenth anniversary, Carrie disappears, Horace is charged with her murder and hires -- guess who? Meanwhile P.I. Dana Cutler is on the trail of a stolen Ottoman Empire relic. Unable to find it she heads back to Virginia straight into the case of the millionaire wife's murder!
One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.
Martha and her friends Lucy and Birdie are set to expand their Quilty Tuesdays by inviting newcomer Claire Terry into their group. Though at 40 Claire's a tad younger than their average age, her crafty reputation could perk up their patchwork, especially as they prepare for the fancy quilt show coming to town. But when they find Claire dead inside her front door, and her exquisite prize-winning quilts go missing, Martha is forced to investigate.
Della Wright can't believe her luck when a celebrity designer walks into her weaving studio with a large custom order. The woman's latest project is redecorating the mansion of a local politician - and she has designs on the man as well as his home. But when the project is thrown into jeopardy by murder, it is up to Della to unravel the mystery.
When a search dog discovers the bear-ravaged remains of two elderly men on Sphinx Mountain, Sheriff Martha Ettinger suspects murder. Meanwhile, Stranahan has been hired by the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club, a group of eccentric fishermen, to find a valuable Gray Ghost fly stolen from their clubhouse. Could the theft be connected to the gray ghosts who haunt Sphinx Mountain?
Dan Sorenson, once a high-powered New York City defense attorney but now plunged into a downward spiral, is unexpectedly offered the opportunity of a lifetime: defend an up-and-coming rapper in a murder trial on the front page of every newspaper. Although his client swears he's innocent of the brutal slaying of his pop star girlfriend, proving it will not be easy, especially because he's suspected of bragging about the crime in one of the hottest songs in the country.
Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian prime minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes and very few people willing to talk. When Harry lays hands on some CCTV footage that will help him unravel what happened that night, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger in Bangkok.
A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. Police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are led to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer's son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Tobias, now released, has returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return? Recommended.
NYPD Red is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, they are the first ones called. Then an actor is killed on the set of a film. And a Molotov cocktail explodes at a movie premiere.
Detective Lindsay Boxer is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.
Shan, now an inspector of irrigation and sewer ditches in a remote Tibetan township, finds the bodies of two unidentified men and a Tibetan nun strewn across the grounds of an old Buddhist temple undergoing restoration. When he discovers that a nearby village has been converted into a new internment camp for Tibetan dissidents arrested in Beijing's latest pacification campaign, Shan recognizes the dangerous landscape he has entered. To find justice for the victims and to protect an American woman who witnessed the murders, Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams.
Henry, the handsome valet to Lord Studley, is sleeping with both the Lord's wife and his university-age daughter. Montserrate, the Still family's lazy au pair, is helping to hide Mrs. Still's illicit affair with a television actor--for a small fee. June, the haughty housekeeper to a princess of dubious origin, is hard at work forming a "society" for servants to address complaints about their employers. Meanwhile, a disturbed gardener, Dex, believes a voice in his cellphone is giving him godlike instructions--that could endanger the lives of all who reside in Hexam Place.
On a Thanksgiving Day search for hikers missing in a remote wilderness area of the southern California mountains, Gracie Kincaid's teammate disappears with the radio - her only link to the outside world. When she and injured hiker - British movie star, Rob Christian - are caught in an early-season blizzard, she has to use her wits and all her expertise as a Search & Rescue expert, to keep them both alive.
A brutal murder in middle-classed Dublin. The unexplained death of an Irish diplomat in New York. Detective Segeant Stefan Gillespie encounters murder, kidnap and terror on the streets of Dublin and New York on the eve of the Second World War.
1952. Twelve years have passed since Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany. But Churchill's Resistance soldiers on. And in a Birmingham mental hospital, fragile scientist Frank Muncaster holds a secret that could alter the balance of the global struggle forever. Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, a spy for the Resistance, is given the mission to rescue Frank and get him out of the country. Hard on his heels is Gestapo agent Gunther Hoth, a brilliant, implacable hunter of men, who soon has Frank, along with David's innocent wife, Sarah, directly in his sights.
A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce - a clandestine team operating outside of US law to protect the country from terrorism - gets wind of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty. The Taskforce must devote every resource to saving his life - and preventing another bloody outbreak of violence.
It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer. Recommended.
It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God's wrath - and end the heat-wave - the city's overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city's sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, this is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adulterers are beaten and strangled. York's sinners have been targeted for execution. Bridget and Martha - assisted once again by Will, Bridget's good-hearted nephew - race to find the killer even as he adds more bodies to his tally.
A society wedding at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange it is unbelievable. The victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically seems to connect them - except the killer. As the investigation widens, a clear suspect emerges. But for Inspector Rutledge, the facts still don't add up, leaving him to question his own judgment.
Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of visitor at an Oxford college. When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend some time at Oxford. But the dispute turns out to be embittered. The voting is evenly balanced between two passionate parties - evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die. The Warden has a casting vote - but he has disappeared.
Two cases vie for Detective Ellie MacIntosh's attention - a sudden rash of seemingly unrelated cop killings and the discovery of an old, hidden grave on her grandfather's property. The clues to the recent murders leave a confusing trail of corruption, drug running, and possible political intrigue. The hidden grave reveals a skeleton - literally - in Ellie's family closet.
When a couple arrive home to find their teenage babysitter missing, their immediate concern is for their young daughter. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel determines that all is well there, but the teenager's body is subsequently discovered in a house on the other side of Manchester. A journalist points out that someone placed an obituary for him just days before his disappearance. A string of clues points to a club whose owner has an unhealthy interest in Jessica.
A polite, well-deported gentleman comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual - and potentially lucrative - dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it's soon clear Stone hasn't seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime.
Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessette has been asked to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery. An affable wine aficionado, Noelle is paired well with the cheese expert Charlotte - but something seems to be troubling the secretive houseguest, and Charlotte's life is upended when she finds the sparkling woman dead.
Bartender Sam Capra, an ex-CIA agent, is thrust into a fight for his life when Diana Keene enters his bar, pursued by two gunmen. She is being hunted by a deadly network - a shadowy alliance of select, influential men and women who use their connections, their authority, and their wealth to bend the world to their will. Now, this network aims its relentless fury against the man interfering with their plans to seize a new level of power.
Beth needs to take a break - but that means letting someone else organize the PTA's upcoming eightieth-anniversary event. But when one of the event speakers is poisoned, Beth's next order of business is catching the killer.
Along with her coworkers at the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila is organizing a grand celebrity chef event, featuring food television's biggest stars, complete with cooking demonstrations, cookbook giveaways, and even a culinary writing contest. But just as the celebration is about to start, the demo kitchen blows up, taking one of the star cooks with it. With all the explosive egos of the cook's colleagues, it's hard to find someone who didn't have a motive to eliminate the competition. Now Lila will have to scramble to figure out which of her clients is a killer - before someone else gets burned.
No one can match Will Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. His fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, she is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. His mission is to bring in Reel, dead or alive. But as he pursues her, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.
Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But they end up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favour, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn't his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.
2002. Cairo PI Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of his wife and daughter, is shaken out of his despondency when a routine surveillance job leads him to the horrific murder of a teenage girl. Makana is determined to track down the perpetrator and finds unexpected assistance in the shape of Azza, a woman who seems to share Makana's hunger for justice. Seeking answers in the dead girl's past he travels to Siwa, an oasis town on the edge of the great Sahara Desert, where the law seems disturbingly far away and old grievances simmer just below the surface.
A possibly priceless long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother's blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that's been buried for 80 years - Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc's current case is her most complicated one yet.
Detective Mike Ellis returns from Cuba to find he's the main suspect in his wife's unexplained and unexpected death. Then Havana's Inspector Ramirez is dispatched to Canada's capital to take custody of a priest found with a laptop full of disturbing pictures of Cuban children. As Ramirez untangles a web of deceit that extends from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the Vatican, he not only uncovers the truth about Mike Ellis but discovers the reason behind a series of unexplained deaths of women in Havana.
HER ROYAL SPYNESS, A ROYAL PAIN, and ROYAL FLUSH in a single volume.
1951. 11 year old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train's arrival Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic of the de Luce's crumbling estate manor, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself.
Famed Irish dancer Emily McGlashen is found murdered in her studio just after the St. Patrick's Day parade - and one of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop's own members is a suspect. Vera's dance studio may have suffered when Emily waltzed into town, but the Croppers know she's not a vengeful murderer. Luckily for her, co-scrapbooker Annie is a freelance reporter eager to vindicate her friend. What she discovers is a puzzling labyrinth of secrets that only add question marks to Emily's murder - and brings them face-to-face with a twisted killer.
Hayley's stepbrother Roby arrives in Key West and promptly disappears into the spring break party scene. When Hayley hears that two teenagers have stolen a jet ski, she goes in search of Rory and finds him barely conscious - but his female companion isn't so lucky. Now she must assemble the sprinkles of clues to clear her stepbrother's name.
In a small desert town in Utah, twelve people contract a mysterious disease with alarming plague-like symptoms. The CDC immediately quarantines the area. But similar outbreaks are already being reported in China, Japan, and England. Evidence suggests this is not a new strain of superbug - but an act of war. Special agent Jericho Quinn, hellbent on finding the unknown sniper who attacked his family, steps into an even bigger, and deadlier, conspiracy: a secret cabal of elite assassins embedded throughout the globe. Infecting the very fabric of the free world.
Margaret Kruwoski was stabbed to death on the busy Newcastle express without anyone noticing, even police detective Joe Ashworth, who was present. Vera Stanhope and Ashworth are led to a guest house in a sleepy North Tyneside town where Margaret lived for many years with the family who run it. When another woman is murdered, Vera knows she must retrace Margaret's final steps in order to find the key to this new murder.
Six years ago Jake Sanders watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. For six years he has kept his promise to leave her alone, but now, after her husband dies, he attends the funeral hoping to catch a glimpse of Natalie. But the bereaved widow is not Natalie. And it turns out that no one has seen Natalie in years. Was his life for the last six years based on a carefully constructed fiction?
Flower shop owner Abby Knight has just returned from a romantic honeymoon with the man of her dreams. But when Marco discovers a skeleton buried in the basement of his bar, it is a bit of a mood killer. The deeper the newlyweds dig into the cold case, the more desperate the murderer grows.
Bostonian Maura is beginning to feel settled in her new Irish home, just in time for summer tourist season to bring fresh business to her pub. But the first traveler to arrive is thirsty for more than just a pint of Guinness. Althea Hathaway is hot on the trail of a long-lost Van Dyck painting. Maura agrees to help Althea meet with the residents at the local manor house, the most likely location of the missing art. But when the manor's gardener is found murdered, Maura wonders what Althea's real motives are.
Aided by his perpetually addled sidekick, Coleman, and latter-day noir private eye Mahoney, obsessive Florida trivia buff and reluctant serial killer Serge Storms launches a crusade to rid his beloved state of internet scam predators and save a missing girl. But Serge's mission is hampered by one pesky little detail: he's being tracked by a hit man dispatched from his murky past. And all bets are off when Serge learns the same assassin is responsible for killing the love of his life years ago. It's not long before the two begin tracking each other around Florida in a frenzied Mobius loop.It's a dance only one can survive - it's the Tiger Shrimp Tango!
Will Cochrane monitors the nighttime streets of Gdansk, Poland - waiting for the appearance of a Russian defector, a man bearing a top-secret document. But when the target shows up, so does a team from the Russian foreign intelligence service SVR, hell-bent on keeping the man from walking. Then, in a hail of cross fire, a van speeds into the melee and snatches the defector out from under them all. Everyone wants the man and the codes he carries - but now he's gone and it's up to Will and his CIA/MI6 team to find him before the Russians do.
Hannah Swensen's famous red velvet cupcakes are being served at the grand opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel. Doctor Bev, who had left town in shame after two-timing her fiance, has arrived and busies herself trying to stir things up with her old flame Norman, who has reunited with Hannah. Then Bev is found dead at the bottom of Miller's Pond and Hannah becomes the target of a murder investigation.
Archie is present when, in the fourth inning of a Giants-Dodger game, a line drive brings every fan in the grandstand to his feet - except for one silver-haired state senator. The one holdout has been shot dead by a sniper in the upper deck. Nero Wolfe has no interest in investigating, but Archie is swayed by the senator's suspiciously lovely widow. Her husband was mired hip-deep in corruption, and sorting out who killed him will be a task far less pleasant than an afternoon at the ball park.
Eighteen-year-old Kirsty Wilson can't believe her luck when she lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by the beautiful Eva Magnusson, a wealthy fellow student from Stockholm. But her initial delight turns to terror when Kirsty finds the Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.
Coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy. A house has burned to the ground, revealing that before the fire began Ed Morgan had shot his two stepdaughters dead before turning the gun on himself. His infant son is still missing. His partner, Kelly Hart, was spared by the tragedy but has been left shattered by her losses. The only clue to Ed's motives remains a jealous note left on his facebook page. What role did Ed's employer, the slaughterhouse at Fairmeadow's Farm, play in the sequence of events. And what is the connection with the mysterious unsolved abduction of a little girl in the village a decade ago?
Set against the fog-shrouded backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, Gregory Harris's new historical mystery series introduces tenacious sleuth Colin Pendragon, and a case that illuminates the darkness lurking in the heart of one of England's most noble families.
The late Mr Lionel Bygood has been bashed in the head with a bronze statue, in what Doc Cameron describes as 'our old friend the Frenzied Attack'. It soon emerges that Mr Bygood was a philanthropist, well-known locally for giving help and advice to all who needed it, from all walks of life. But with all signs pointing to the victim knowing his killer, Bill Slider and his team find themselves embroiled in an investigation that provides scant evidence or possible motive, but all too many suspects.
Summer has arrived! But as the community gears up for another festive strawberry-picking season, the villagers are shocked when local berry farmer Miles Crawford is found dead in a hoophouse near his strawberry fields. Rumours have been swirling around about a secret real estate deal between Miles and Lydia St. Graves. And now Lydia is missing after she was seen fleeing the scene of the crime.
In New York's East Village a young girl is raped, tortured and murdered. Detective Callum Doyle has seen the victim's remains and has visited the distraught family. Now he wants justice. But the more he pushes his prime suspect, the more he learns the man is capable of pushing back in ways more devious and twisted than Doyle could ever have imagined.
Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows Charlie Harris, the librarian with a rescued Maine Coon cat named Diesel. He's returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but a visit from the famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright - creator of a beloved girl detective series - draws an unruly swarm of fanatic mystery buffs...and one devious killer!
An incarcerated juvenile offender is set on fire one night and severely burned while hanging Christmas decorations in a lockup rec room. B. Simpson, Ali Reynolds' fiance and the man who helped put the teen in jail, feels obliged to get to the bottom of what happened. With Ali off in England to help Leland Brooks at a reunion with his long-estranged family, B. turns to someone else to help out - Ali's good friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm.
The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at a celebrity concert in Glasgow. A most public crime, and Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the centre of the storm, as it breaks over the Strathclyde force. The shooters are dead too, killed at the scene. But who sent them?
Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and he begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he's been snared in a toxic web of pathology.
In London, 1892, the eldest grandson of Queen Victoria goes missing while he was visiting a house of ill repute, with bodyguards both inside and outside the building - with his inside bodyguard rendered unconscious and the trussed-up corpse of a brutally murdered young woman left behind. Sherlock Holmes is out of the country so authorities turn to the only man who just might be more brilliant - Dr. James Moriarty. Up on charges of murder, Moriarty swears to find the prince -- if, in exchange, the charges are dropped.
Riverville, Texas, is pecan country, and the Blanchard family farm is famous for its acres of tall pecan trees and the delicious pies and cookies sold at the Nut House, the aptly named family store. Miss Amelia, Lindy's feisty grandmother, makes the best pecan pies for several counties and the farm is attracting visitors from far and wide to sample the wares. Until the day Lindy walks into the greenhouse to find her uncle Amos murdered and her new stock of trees destroyed, with the best of the bunch stolen.
Felix Brewer, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes, leaving behind his wife and three children. Ten years later, to the day, when his mistress Julie disappears, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover - until her remains are eventually found. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer.
In honour of Bastille Day the League of Literary Ladies is reading "A Tale of Two Cities." It would be hard to make a more apropos selection - especially when they have their very own Defarge sisters, elderly twins Margaret and Alice, who run the local knitting shop. On Bastille Day, the head-banging rock band Guillotine shows their chops for the tourists - but the celebration is soon cut short by murder.
For Valentine's Day, Emma Taylor and her aunt Arabella have organized a special evening for men only to shop for their sweethearts in the Sweet Nothings lingerie shop, complete with champagne and hors d'oeuvres. But a former valentine of Aunt Arabella, art dealer Hugh Granger, shows up. He invites the women to a ball he's having to celebrate his birthday and his return to Paris, Tennessee. But when Granger is pushed from the balcony, it paints a sinister picture for Aunt Arabella, who gets framed...for her old flame's murder.
A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, edited by respected anthologist George Mann.
Adam Gray and his team are racing to stop a plot to release a radioactive isotope that could kill millions. And in a nerve-racking clandestine meeting, Gray senses that his cover is cracked and that the mission - not to mention his life - may be in grave danger. But as they fight this violent conspiracy around the globe, another threat has emerged. This one has the perfect cover, the most unlikely double agent, and the most terrifying power of all. For a beautiful young scientist has discovered an unforeseen weakness in PERSONA: Adam Gray's own past.
When Dana Lewis organizes her Green Living Festival, complete with free range fauna and tempting delicacies of tofu and tempeh, she hopes to inspire Blossom Valley into reducing their carbon footprint. But for some participants, saving the planet should have come second to saving their skins, like green energy guru Wendy Stevens, just found dead in her Invisible Prints booth. Now Dana needs to work fast to stop a killer from turning her big event into the next great environmental disaster.
Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Mark Lynch ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she's known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Lynch's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells. When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who is expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full.
First mystery featuring Israeli detective Avraham Avraham. Crimes in Avraham's quiet suburb are generally not all that complex. But when a sixteen-year-old boy goes missing and a schoolteacher offers up a baffling complication, Avraham finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew about his life.
Easy Rawlins is back (almost literally from the dead after the car wreck that ended BLONDE FAITH, his last outing) and cruising the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip circa 1967, in search of a young black man who has gone missing - and maybe of his own rebirth.
If the Devil loses a wager, he will harass a person's descendants until he eventually gets his due. Which is why he is tormenting Lee Fontana. The night before Lee is paroled, Satan terrifies and tempts the thief with the promise of one more successful robbery. But Lee has a secret ally looking out for him. The prison cat, a ghost, will tail the ex-con on his dangerous mission - an adventure that will leave a long legacy for everyone's favourite talking tomcat, Joe Grey, and his pals in the charming California coastal town of Molina Point.
Istanbul is bloody in January 2012 and it only gets worse as the months pass. The murder of one eccentric man in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabasi turns into a hunt for someone or something who may be that rare phenomenon in the golden city on the Bosphorus: a serial killer. As their investigation gathers speed, Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman face almost unprecedented violence.
Faith Fairchild and her husand are celebrating a big anniversary with a trip to Italy. After a weekend in Rome, they'll travel to Tuscany, where Faith's former assistant Francesca has opened a cooking school. But on their fist night in Rome, they stumble upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese. Mysterious characters from Rome resurface in Tuscany. And somebody is intent on sabotaging Francesca's new business.
PI Jack Till takes the case of a recently murdered young girl after the police come up empty. He discovers that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments. Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months.
DS Minter is faced with the most bizarre and disturbing murder of his fledgling police career, when the dismembered body of a local woman is casually dumped on a station platform. And then another body is discovered, and soon Minter has to face the possibility that Brighton now has its very own serial killer at work. A killer who seems to combine an off-the-scale IQ with a chilling brutality the city has never experienced before.
When a self-proclaimed witch moves into Moraine, Wisconsin, the neighbours are all abuzz with questions. Is the quirky newcomer a good witch or a bad one? Beekeeper Story Fischer thinks Dyanna Crane is perfectly nice, albeit a little eccentric. But after an entire coven shows up for a new moon ritual - and one of the witches ends up dead in the corn maze - Story must comb through both fact and fiction, before anyone else is murdered under the cover of magic.
After years spent infiltrating the Polish mafia, Piet Hoffman, a top-secret operative for the Swedish police, has become a key player in their attempt to take over amphetamine distribution inside Sweden's prisons. But when a botched drug deal involving Hoffman, who is posing as a prisoner inside the country's most notorious jail, results in the death of another cop, the murder investigation is assigned to the brilliant but haunted Detective Inspector Ewert Grens - a man who never gives up until he's cracked the case. Recommended.
Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell, is lead undercover security officer for theme park Wilsonville, the world's largest. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse. Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way.
When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems - and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.
Who is Pietr the Latvian? Is he a gentleman thief? A Russian drinking absinthe in a grimy bar? A married Norwegian sea captain? A twisted corpse in a train bathroom? Or is he all of these men? Inspector Maigret, tracking a mysterious adversary and a trail of bodies, must bide his time before the answer comes into focus.
The circumstances of Monsieur Gallet's death all seem fake: the name he was traveling under, his presumed profession, and, more worryingly, his family's grief. Their haughtiness seems to hide ambiguous feelings about the hapless man. Soon Maigret discovers the appalling truth and the real crime hidden beneath the surface of their lies.
Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him.
Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown of Cold Storage after a 7-year jail stint for dealing coke. He's reformed now, and his dream is to open a bar-slash-church (a Cold Storage ordinance requires there to be as many churches in town as there are bars), but Clive's vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane - lately, he has been hearing animals talking to him.
Rattled by the gruesome accidental death of a coworker, Slip Wilson quits his job at a logging camp, and decides to make a clean start in Seattle. But along the way, he rescues a woman and her young niece from their car in the ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is a notorious 'red' union organizer with big dreams. But first, she has to take care of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car.
In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months. Yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery, involving unseen letters by the great Dr. Johnson, grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.
All the Chicago gangs know well that the Cross crew occupies a cinderblock bunker called Red 71 - the last place you want to go, unless you're willing to risk it being the last place you go. Notorious for its deadly efficiency and its disinterest in anything but money -- why has it turned from seller to buyer, grabbing up houses on a decaying block where only a few holdouts remain? Both the cops and the underworld are watching closely -- but are they the only ones?
DI David Murphy and DC Laura Rossi investigate the murder of a student at the City of Liverpool University. Attached to her is a letter from her killer which details a psychological experiment performed upon the victim, resulting in her death. Convinced at first the murderer is someone known to the victim, Murphy dismisses the letter until more bodies are found, each with their own letter.
While trying to solve one of Florida's most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually Tomlinson? What their small family of friends don't know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer.
Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniels has given up on herself, but DCI Jack Cole gives her a chance at redemption - an opportunity to help a neighbouring force find what is going on with a reclusive community living in a stately home in the middle of nowhere. Young people are going missing, turning up dead with only a faint link back to the house. But can Jessica beat back her own demons in time to find out what is really going on?
Meg Langslow, helping to organize a state fair, runs into her friend Molly, who has been building a successful business making artisan cheeses. Molly is terrified that she may lose her farm because her idle husband has left her for a rich hobby winemaker and is demanding his half of the land. Then, when her husband is found murdered, Molly is swiftly accused as his killer.
A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Casey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn't believe him - the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can, break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.
When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - had forgotten.
Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
Early 1950s. Marlowe's new client is young, beautiful, and expensively dressed - and she wants him to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.
June, 1998. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighbourhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimee Leduc - until Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee's favourite cafe, disappears.
A local businessman runs afoul of the EPA when the land on which he intends to build his retirement home is declared a wetland. He disappears in the mountains after two EPA employees are murdered. But the more Joe Pickett looks into the matter, the more he uncovers -- and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected.
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man's wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is.
Claire Weatherly has always been game for a good puzzle, so when she hears that Mose Fisher has made one of his famous corn mazes, she can't wait to walk the paths and test her skill. But she'll have a much more serious puzzle to solve when, deep inside the maze, she discovers the body of Amish dairy farmer Harley Zook.
It's election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside's mom is neck and neck in the polls with Kip "Scummy" Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy - with one candidate getting buried six feet under.
Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country's most exquisite gardens, and it's Camellia Harris's job to promote them. But when local financial tycoon Derrick Windermere is found dead next to a shattered pot of chrysanthemums at a political fundraiser, everyone's a candidate for killer. Half the guests had good reason to want Windermere dead, but only one is suspiciously missing in action - Cam's best friend Annie's father.
From Tokyo, to London, to Johannesburg, high-level bankers are being gruesomely tortured and murdered. The killer, caught in a fleeting glimpse on a surveillance camera, has been described as a psychopath with an eye patch. And that means Gregor Volkov, Derrick Storm's old nemesis, has returned. Desperate to figure out who Volkov is working for and why, the CIA calls on the one man who can match Volkov's strength and cunning - Derrick Storm.
Here, for the first time in a deluxe collector's box, are all seven Philip Marlowe novels - THE BIG SLEEP, FAREWELL MY LOVELY, THE HIGH WINDOWS, THE LADY IN THE LAKE, THE LITTLE SISTER, THE LONG GOODBYE, and PLAYBACK - along with thirteen classic pulp stories, Chandler's brilliant screenplay for "Double Indemnity," and a selection of his revealing essays and letters: the most comprehensive edition of the hard-boiled crime fiction of Raymond Chandler ever published.
Theodosia Browning's dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine's maid of honour is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet - his whole body is cold. As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom's side from the suspects on the bride's side.
Arabella Beaumont has travelled to Italy in search of a statue she had bought from a dealer in plundered antiquities. The dealer in question has been murdered - and Arabella's statue has vanished. She is accompanied on her travels by her supportive sister, Belinda, her useless brother, Charles and the ever-devoted Reverend Kendrick. Arabella falls under the spell of the city ruins - and other more decadent local delights. But when she encounters a second murder, Arabella realizes her own fate hangs in the balance. And if she is to get home to England and her beloved home, Lustings, she will need to use the many talents that have made her London's most renowned woman of pleasure.
A family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City exploded into flames in the middle of the night. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate - tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer - doing in the building when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years.
NYPD Detective Kat Donovan finds, on an online dating site, the profile of her ex-fiance Jeff, the man who shattered her heart - and who she hasn't seen in 18 years. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.
Gigi Fitzgerald's sister Pia has dropped in for an unannounced visit and, much to Gigi's chagrin, has immediately fallen for handsome bar owner Declan McQuaid. But at a big engagement party the host of the party is found stabbed to death with an ice pick in back of the pub. Now, as Gigi's beau, Detective Mertz, hones in on Declan as a possible murderer, Gigi will have to shave down the growing list of suspects quickly, before Pia's newfound love interest finds himself locked in the cooler.
Lucky O'Toole, the newly promoted vice president of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas's primo Strip property, has never met a problem she couldn't handle. But when a young woman is found dead, sprawled across the hood of a new, bright red Ferrari California in the Babylon's on-site dealership, a Jimmy Choo stiletto stuck in her carotid, Lucky's skills are maxed out.
A cruise ship has been captured by Somali pirates. Information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants intend to slaughter the passengers in an orgy of terror, hoping to provoke an American military response that will set the Muslim world aflame. Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages.
When Detective Inspector James joins forces with Detective Inspector Melody Talbot to solve the murder of an esteemed barrister, their investigation leads them to realize that nothing is what it seems--with the crime they're investigating and their own lives.
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are.
Winter in the small mountain aerie of Alpine should be as quiet as new-fallen snow on the Cascades, but that fool Wayne Eriks has climbed an electric pole in the middle of a storm and got himself electrocuted. Sheriff Dodge doesn't buy the idea that Wayne's death is an accident. But how - and, more important, why - he died is only one of the conundrums that keep the sheriff and Emma working overtime.
Each year a festival and regatta are held to celebrate Tradmouth's 14th century Mayor who made his fortune from trade and piracy. When a woman's body is found dressed in medieval costume floating in the river, DI Wesley Peterson identifies her as a musician with a mysterious past.
Forensic pathologist Samantha Owens receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. Though his death was so obviously the suicide of a demented invidual, he left a will requesting Samantha autopsy the body, and so Samantha feels obliged to follow through.
International con man Nicolas Fox pulls off his greatest con of all, convincing the FBI to offer him a job working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Their first assignment takes them to the side streets of Berlin, the California desert, and remote Indonesian islands as they team up to catch Derek Griffin, a corrupt investment banker charged with stealing millions from his clients.
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox, working with FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare, take as their newest target Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public.
In Nottingham a series of bizarre but fatal accidents are taking place. A local celebrity is boiled alive in his hot tub, two car thieves are bitten to death by poisonous spiders and a lorry driver is impaled on some scaffolding. Accidents do happen, but as the body count mounts, Detective Mark 'Heck' Heckenberg suspects something far more sinister.
Bestselling author Jessica Fletcher's latest book tour takes her to Tampa, and a party at a doctor's lavish home. But the festivities are brought to a halt after her host is allegedly struck by lightning. Accusations swirl, and Jessica must solve this mystery in a flash.
On a March night outside the river town of Barron, Minnesota, three teenage girls gather in a ghost town to play a terrifying game of Russian roulette. By morning, one girl will be dead, and another in jail. Olivia Hawk claims she didn't pull the trigger on Ashlynn Steele, but no one believes her.
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.
The Cookbook Nook is set to host the town's upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition which pits local amateur chefs against one another to concoct the most delicious dishes. This year's challenge: grilled cheese. But with competing chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than savoring the fare. The expression "too many cooks" proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the cafe.
When Ruth Galloway learns that her old university friend Dan Golding has died in a house fire, she is shocked and saddened. But when she receives a letter that Dan had written just before he died, her sadness turns to suspicion. The letter tells of a great archaeological discovery, but Dan also says that he is scared for his life. Was Dan's death linked to his find? The only clue is his mention of the Raven King, an ancient name for King Arthur.
Aided by her two cats Rupert and Isabella, Rebecca tries to follow Uncle Oscar's painted clues on a trail that leads across San Francisco, all the while hoping her uncle's disappearance is unrelated to the murdered intern at City Hall.
Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates two troubling deaths. The first is Adam Jordan, recently returned from aid work in the Sudan. He fell from a motorway bridge into the traffic below. The second is a teenage girl who died hours after showing symptoms of a terrifying new strain of meningitis. Her investigations begin to suggest the two deaths are linked, and that gene engineering research may be involved.
LA burglar Junior Bender thinks it is a little crazy but no one says no to the 93 year old Irwin Dressler, Hollywood's scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. More than 60 years ago, once-famous starlet Dolores La Marr, a friend of Dressler's, had her career destroyed after compromising photos were taken of her at a Las Vegas party. Dressler wants justice for Dolores and the shining career she never had.
In the pitch-black cargo hold of a Pakistani airline freighter crossing the Atlantic, a wooden crate filled with levers for a weaving machine contains another object buried inside. If it gets to its delivery point, an American city will become uninhabitable for a century. Will Parker must not only flush out his target and hunt him down, but he must also become a carrier of a highly contagious strain of a deadly disease, a weaponized hunter stalking equally deadly prey.
The murder of a notorious diamond merchant with a penchant for black magic interrupts Sebastian's wedded bliss and challenges the strength of his marriage.
After a year away from working in the field, archaeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin are back in the bogs, investigating a ninth-century body found buried in the trunk of a car. They discover that the ancient corpse is not alone - pinned beneath it is the body of Benedict Kavanagh, missing for mere months and familiar to television viewers as a philosopher who enjoyed destroying his opponents in debate. Both men were viciously murdered, but centuries apart - so how did they end up buried together in the bog?
Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who have screwed up a case in any number of ways. River Carter, one such "slow horse," is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself. Is the victim who he first appears to be? And what is the kidnappers' connection with a disgraced journalist?
The MacBride family has led a cozy life of upper-class privilege: good looks; tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where their father, Rowan, is headmaster; an altruistic righteousness inherited from their mother, magistrate Lydia. But when the MacBrides gather for the first time since Lydia's passing at their restored barn in the secluded countryside, the family discovers a stranger in their midst, a stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer - and who has been plotting a spectacular revenge that may shatter their world forever.
New Bremen, Minnesota, Summer 1961. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on 13 year old Frank Drum's family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal.
On a beautiful Saturday in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, state investigator Kirk Stevens and his occasional colleague FBI special agent Carla Windermere witness the assassination of one of the state's wealthiest men. The shooter is a young man, utterly unremarkable - except in his eyes. There is something very wrong in his eyes. And it's only the beginning.
Brunetti is asked by his wife to look into the sleeping pill overdose death of the deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners. He is surprised when he finds that the man left no official record: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver's license, no credit cards. The man owns nothing, is registered nowhere. Stranger still, the dead man's mother is reluctant to speak to the police and claims that her son's identification papers were stolen in a burglary. As clues stack up, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, a family of aristocratic copper magnates, might be somehow connected to the death.
Brittany McGuire, 23 year old daughter of Moses McGuire and niece to Dismas Hardy, is targeted for abuse from ex-boyfriend Rick Jessup. His abuse escalates, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his old friend.
Strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman's identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth. For Diamond, who wouldn't know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever.
After Izzy's takeover of Spellman Investigations, her employees are the furthest thing from collegial - and she finds herself struggling to pay the bills. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family's livelihood, not to mention her own freedom. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?
Meet Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster. Trusted employee of eccentric zillionairess Zelda Zoransky, Foxtrot manages a mansion, a private zoo, and anything else that strikes her boss's fancy. For some strange reason, Foxtrot is seeing animal spirits. And so, with a telepathic cat and a shapeshifting dog, she is on the case when a coworker drops dead while organizing a closet.
Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built sixty-five-story skyscraper. But Sonet's jumping partner insists to PI Jade de Jong that this was no accident. Jade discovers that Sonet worked for a charity that helped impoverished communities become self-supporting farming units. When Jade travels out to the community farm in Limpopo, she finds it not just abandoned but razed to the ground.
The peaceful community of Blue Plum, Tennessee, is shocked when a local baker is shot by a real gun during a historical reenactment. Is there a sniper hiding out in Kath Rutledge's fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver's Cat? She's bound and determined to find out...
It should've been the greatest day in David's life. A trip to New York, wife by his side, to visit his new publisher. Finally it looks as though the gods of fate are going to lift him from schoolteacher to writer. But on his way back to Penn Station, a chance encounter changes all of that. David bumps into a stranger who covertly follows him, and then, just before they board the train home, passes him by close enough to whisper: "Remember me." The stranger follows them back to where they live, and it isn't long before David realizes that this man wants something from him...something very personal, that he may have no choice but to surrender.
Savanna Reid and her new husband, Dirk Coulter, were hoping for a little honeymoon excitement, but finding a freshly killed body on the beach wasn't what they had in mind. To their surprise, the recently deceased is Amelia Northrop, the popular L.A. anchorwoman. Amelia crossed more than a few powerful people on her way to the top. The question is, who hated her enough to shoot her dead in broad daylight?
With winter finally over, Lucy Stone is excited to cover the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver. Hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst at her oceanfront estate, it's a swanky event where the eggs are as likely to contain savings bonds as jelly beans. But when Lucy arrives, the gates are locked, and a man dressed as the Easter Bunny emerges only to drop dead moments later. The victim is Vivian's grandson, and all is not well at Pine Point. Vivian has been skipping lunch dates, and her charitable donations have abruptly stopped. As Lucy gathers a basketful of suspects, she'll have to chase the truth down a rabbit hole before a killer claims another victim.
Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.
Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.
Prosecutor Dani Fox has handled some gruesome homicide cases, but her investigation into the brutal murder of a local Mafia capo's daughter goes from tricky to downright dangerous. Although the victim has ties to the New Jersey Mafia, she was also secretly engaged in an affair with someone from a rival New York crime family. As if squaring off against two powerful crime families weren't enough, Dani suspects that the murder is more than a simple crime of passion, and getting to the bottom of this grisly homicide puts Dani and her long-term boyfriend, Will, in harm's way.
1897. A young Russian and two young women throw a dead body into a Paris canal and flee into the Latin Quarter to hide with one of Pyotr's anarchist companions. They do not realize that they are being watched. Their subsequent disappearance and the violent acts that follow will set Clarie Martin, a teacher and mother of a toddler, and her husband, magistrate Bernard Martin on a dangerous quest to rescue them from a vicious killer in fin-de-siecle Paris.
When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, they find inside her purse the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Meanwhile, the Hand of Fate, in its usual subtle fashion, sends Tempe a clue by dumping a bundle of contraband Peruvian dog mummies onto her desk. Peruvian dog mummies? Had Tempe only had a nose for the implausible, she might have made the connection, made this a short story.
Not all couples this holiday season are as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. The murderer was their own 26 year old son. And now, with the money he's stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world.
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately - and by the time she's done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
Deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job - in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase - the former president of the Twilight Home's board of directors. The Home's residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much. Between her ongoing war with Detective Hurley, fulfilling her new job requirement of seeing a shrink, and wrangling with the Home's board of directors, Mattie's got her hands full. She'll need all of her outside-the-box forensic skills to crack a case that's turning out to be stranger - and more dangerous - than anything she's seen before.
88 B.C. The young Gordianus is living in Alexandria, making ends meet by plying his trade of solving puzzles and finding things out for pay. But on the day Gordianus turns twenty-two, his slave Bethesda is kidnapped by brigands who mistake her for a rich man's mistress. If Gordianus is to find and save Bethesda, who has come to mean more to him than even he suspected, he must find the kidnappers before they realize their mistake and cut their losses.
As Dr. Mike Scanlon operates on a wounded soldier in a war-torn country, his wife Chloe dies at home in the suburbs, in an apparent household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart. His medical practice is in jeopardy, and he is a complete stranger to the only family he has left - his precious baby girl. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.
Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated.
To keep her new business in the black, Devereaux 'Dev' Sinclair opens up her old fashioned five and dime to local clubs, including the Stepping Out Book Club. When a visiting poet's body is found outside her store, Dev does a little sleuthing of her own to investigate his murder.
Vince Carlotta accused Longshoremen's union boss Charlie Vitteli of embezzlement and election rigging. Now Carlotta is just another corpse on the waterfront - allegedly gunned down by an armed robber. Connecting Vitteli to the murder could be the death of anyone who tries - unless District Attorney Butch Karp can uncover the one tragic flaw that could bring down the curtain on the cold-blooded villain once and for all.
The Ludlows are a family of Boston lawyers, and patriarch Carl Ludlow treats his offspring like employees - which they are. Black-sheep daughter, Fina, dropped out of law school, but her father keeps her on as the firm's private investigator. And when her sister-in-law disappears, Fina's caught up in a case unlike any she's encountered before - a case that may lead back to her own family.
An Estonian woman begs Kari Vaara to find her daughter, Loviise, a young woman with Downs syndrome who was promised work and a better life in Finland - and has since disappeared. His search will lead him from the glittering world of Helsinki's high-class clubs to the darkest circles of Finland's underground trade in trafficked women - and straight into the path of Loviise's captors, who may be some of the most untouchable people in the country.
Russ Thornton is a hard-hitting journalist known for his ability to take on big targets in government and in business. An old flame, now a Capitol Hill staffer, contacts him out of the blue wanting to disclose some secret government information. But she is gunned down in cold blood, right in front of him, before she is able to reveal her secrets. Thornton finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the killer, where the stakes are life and death and the technology so sophisticated that he wouldn't believe it existed, if it weren't implanted in his own head.
When the shining star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly asks her husband Dell to uncover the true motive behind this inexplicable crime. Dell was once a mercenary, trained by the French Foreign Legion, so it doesn't take him long to uncover a horrifying rite of passage demanded of the town's most vulnerable girls. The star pitcher's guilt is not in doubt, yet she insists she deserves a trial.
Autumn 1940, World War Two, the Blitz. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being removed from their families and taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them, someone Eve can't see but who is far more deadly than any number of German bombs.
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!
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson's asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along - but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they've let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to the sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hegesippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won't even speak to her because she's a woman.