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Sam Capra tracks his missing brother, Danny, into a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him--on American soil. To save his brother--and to save the world from certain war--Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov.
[BC author]. Henry Twyst, 18th Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat. Henry retains the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency to explain it away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside, is more complex, dangerous, and deadly, than anyone could have foreseen...
It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up...until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.
In the dead of night, three raging fires light up the city skies. It's more than a tragic coincidence. For DI Helen Grace the flames announce the arrival of an evil she has never encountered before. This is no firestarter seeking sick thrills, but something more chilling - a series of careful, calculating acts of murder. But why were the victims chosen? What's driving the killer? And who will be next?
Casey's friend Diana is on the run from her ex and hears about a hidden town in the Yukon where people like her can go to hide. They'll take her there -- but only if Casey, a talented young police detective, comes too. The town's laconic sheriff is more accustomed to sobering up drunks in the horse trough than attempting to solve the series of brutal murders that has rocked the town.
Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. When a woman tells Anna Buck, Daniel's mother, that she's found a true psychic, a shut eye, she grasps at it. Maybe "he" can tell her what happened to her son. But when she meets the psychic, what she gets is not at all what she suspected.
Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Cotton Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees - Malone is vaulted into a harrowing 24 hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.
One night a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver's death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise. Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance. The woman, who admits to being pregnant, says she fears for her life, though she won't say why. When the woman later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for help, and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett.
12-year-old Flavia de Luce has been shipped off to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on her first day in captivity when a charred and mummified body tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school's stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim's identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumours swirl that Miss Bodycote's is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace.
Rita Lucero, co-owner of New Orleans's Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo Hotel. Designing the high-end desserts is her priority until she stumbles upon a mystery long-buried at her shop. It's an ornate ruby necklace, hidden underneath her staircase and rumored to be cursed. After the gem's appraiser suddenly drops dead and Rita herself is targeted by a menacing stranger, she's no longer laughing at local superstition.
In the aftermath of a devastating biological attack, the President of the United States is controlled by terrorists. And special agent Jerico Quinn is running for his life, desperate to clear his name - and expose the conspirators in the White House - before Vice President McKeon can execute his plan, a plan that begins with heightened security, mass surveillance, and the establishment of a brutal police state.
The Enchanted Garden behind Elliana Allbright's perfume shop draws people of all ages with its fragrant flowers and lush greenery. But when the magical serenity is interrupted, it's up to Ellie to sniff out a killer.
From Clark's first-ever published story (1956's Stowaway), to classic tales featuring some of her most memorable characters.
It is 1582, and the conflict between Protestant and Catholic threatens to tear England in two. On his first major mission for Sir Francis Walsingham, the young John Shakespeare is ordered to discover a conspiracy to free Mary Queen of Scots from Sheffield Castle. All too soon, he realizes that the tentacles of the plot reach deep into his native Warwickshire and threaten his own friends and family. His duty lies with Elizabeth - but how far will he go to protect those he loves?
Putting his plan in motion to target other hitmen, Quarry follows one from steamy Florida to the sober Midwest. But this killer isn't a man at all - she's a sloe-eyed beauty, as dangerous in bed as she is deadly on the job. Has Quarry finally met his match?
While Fanny takes care of the business end of Amy's Travel in New York City, Amy is traipsing around Monte Carlo, managing their first mystery-themed excursion, a road rally in which guests compete to solve a fictional murder along the way. The trip starts off without a hitch. Clues quickly mount, the competition is lively, and just when the suspense is peaking, the writer they hired to script their made-up mystery is found murdered in his New York apartment.
Fire chief Stella Griffin has been put in charge of judging the annual recipe contest, but Eric - her resident ghost and true culinary genius - has vanished. Before she can track down his latest haunt, she's called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, making her realize there's more than pies and cakes cooking in Sweet Pepper.
Best friends since childhood, Eric, Rory and Celia have always been inseparable. Together they've coped with broken homes and damaged families, clinging to each other as they've navigated their tenuous lives. When the trio decides to follow Celia's dream of buying and renovating the dilapidated Blackbird hotel, new jealousies arise and long-held suspicions start to unravel their relationship. Soon they find themselves pushed to the breaking point, where trust becomes doubt, longing becomes obsession, and someone will commit the ultimate betrayal.
John Corey's new assignment with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group is monitoring Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission. Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't, the all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton, it's up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why?
The mutilated body of a senior banker is found on a remote Kent beach. Could the man's death be linked to the scandal engulfing his employer, a global investment bank created by the CIA to help it track terrorism financing? Kate Pendragon, a financial analyst seconded to MI5, discovers that the bank is close to collapse, something that threatens to bring down the CIA. Elsewhere, intelligence is gathered on an Islamic terrorist cell intent on triggering a nuclear catastrophe to rig the world's financial markets -- set up, it would appear, by the Americans. But will rogue agents in the CIA really allow the disaster to happen in order save their bank?
In Dixie, Tennessee, party planner Liv McKay has a knack for throwing Southern-style soirees, and her best friend Di Souther mixes a mean daiquiri. While planning a Moonshine and Magnolias bash for high maintenance clients, Liv inconveniently discovers a corpse in the freezer. She and Di follow a trail of sinister secrets in their sweet little town that leads them from drug smugglers to a Civil War battlefield.
Young, rich widow Diana Porteous's stepgrandson has come up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits, drawn from the huge collection of painting she has inherited, with the title 'A Question of Guilt'. Before long Di has plenty to occupy her: a mysterious woman encourages Di and her friend Sarah Fortune, both natural thieves, to steal from a public collection. And then there's the life-drawing class, where an artist dies and someone steals from him, placing his finds in the wine cellar where the exhibit has been prepared.
Alabama detective Cooper Devereaux is partnered with Jan Loflin, who is fresh off a long undercover stint in Vice, when a seven-year-old boy disappears from his home in the Birmingham suburbs. But the more Devereaux digs into the missing child's background, the more he discovers about his own, eventually shaking loose a series of harrowing truths about bloodlines, mass murder, obsession, and what two damaged detectives have in common with the innocent victim they are so desperate to save.
For Lizzie Snow, the ice and snow of her first punishing North Woods winter are dreadful enough. But near the small town of Bearkill a stubborn forest fire now rages out of control, and as embers swirl dangerously in the smoke-filled air, a teenage girl with a history of running away has dropped out of sight again. The locals and the law both think Tara Wylie is up to her old tricks until her mother receives a terrifying text message.
When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer's tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty year old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged DC and which has haunted him ever since.
Ben Sawyer was a big-city cop, until he nearly killed a helpless suspect in public. Now a detective in the tiny Wisconsin town where he and his wife grew up, Ben suspects that higher-ups are taking payoffs from local drug lords. Before long, Ben is off the force. His wife is accused of murder. His only ally is another outcast, a Latina rookie cop. Worse, a killer has escaped from jail with vengeance on his mind, and Newburg - and Ben Sawyer - in his sights.
At a funeral of an old friend, Matt Helm takes a trip down memory lane and sparks a romance that he thought was safely locked in the past. But with old feelings resurfacing, other things Helm thought were buried are coming back to haunt him - a small-time hood in Mexico, a dirty drug deal, and a string of women that lead him into dangerous territory.
What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this group is not what it seems to be. The next terrorist threat is right beside her...
Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account - and there's only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career's worth of spy secrets.
The Slow Horses, as the failed spies of Slough House are called, are doomed to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper, but they all want back in on the action. When one of their own is kidnapped and held for ransom, the agents of Slough House must defeat the odds, overturning all expectations of their competence, to breach the top-notch security of MI5's intelligence headquarters, Regent's Park, and steal valuable intel in exchange for their comrade's safety.
A rich old man, Rupert Moncrieff, is beaten to death in the silence of his West Country waterside mansion, his head hooded and his throat cut. His extended family are still living beneath his roof, each with their own room, their own story, their own ghosts, and their own motives for murder. And in this world of darkness and dysfunction are the artefacts and memories of colonial atrocities that are returning to haunt them all.
DS Jimmy Suttle is called to a brutal murder in the picturesque Devon village of Lympstone. Harriet Reilly, a local GP, has been found disembowelled in the bedroom of her partner, climate scientist Alois Bentner. Suttle's estranged wife, Lizzie, has abandoned Portsmouth, moved to Exeter and returned to journalism, hearing rumours of a local GP offering mercy killings to patients meeting certain criteria. The name of the GP is Harriet Reilly. So begins two investigations of the same crime.
News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist White House executive chef Ollie Paras helped defeat is back with a vengeance. And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won't leave her side, fearing she is now a target. When a White House staff member is murdered, officials rush to action over a possible security breach.
Ali Reynolds's longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before when another young girl wasn't so lucky.
After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home to Lancaster county, in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country. When a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is found dead in the barn of a prominent Amish family, Elizabeth knows that she's uncovered an evil that could shake the community to its core.
Kendra Michaels was instrumental in bringing serial killer Eric Colby to justice. And despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. Then a reporter who very publicly humiliated Kendra is murdered. Visiting the crime scene in search of anything that might link the brutal homicide to Colby, Kendra instead finds evidence that points to her.
When Ryder Creed responds to a devastating mudslide in North Carolina, he knows that the difference between finding survivors and the dead is time. He and his sturdiest search-and-rescue dog, Bolo, get to work immediately, but the scene is rife with danger. Continued rainfall prevents the rescue teams from stabilizing the land; toxic household substances spread by the crushing slide fill the area with hazardous waste; and the detritus and debris are treacherous for both man and dog to navigate. But most perilous are the secrets hidden under the mud and sludge - secrets someone would kill to protect.
The victim is Ursula Corey: a successful, attractive divorcee who has been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of another unsolved murder.
Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death - which looks like an accident - doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995.
A powerful new organization called Black Scorpion has surfaced in Eastern Europe. Once a victim of human trafficking himself, the shadowy group's crazed leader, Vladimir Dracu, has become the mastermind behind the scourge's infestation on a global scale. And now he's set his sights on Michael Tiranno for reasons birthed in a painful secret past that have scarred both men.
Eva Knox returns to her family's Georgia olive farm, but most people in town still haven't forgiven her for leaving local boy Buck Tanner at the altar and hightailing it up north 18 years ago. And then a death on the farm soon makes her the lead suspect in a murder case - and the sheriff investigating is none other than Eva's old flame Buck. It's up to Eva and her sisters, Pep and Daphne, to figure out who could have possibly left a dead body in their olive grove.
Gilley - whose mind is engaged with wedding plans - gets talked into donating to a special exhibit of supernatural artifacts at a local museum the very dagger that keeps the dangerous ghost Oruc and his pet demon locked down in the lower realms. Before M.J. can recover the bewitched blade, there's a murder and a heist at the museum, and the dagger is stolen. Now Oruc is coming for M.J. and her crew, and he's bringing with him some fiendish friends from M.J.'s haunted past.
In the ten years since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire much has changed. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa's social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Batista. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past.
Sergeant Logan McRae's missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods - naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, under the beady eye of Logan's ex-boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her. But it's not going to be easy. A new Superintendent is on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force, hell-bent on making Logan's life miserable; Professional Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat, head of Aberdeen's criminal underbelly, is dying - leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eyeing his territory.
Scrappy Traffic Enforcement agent Maisie McGrane has finally landed her dream job as a Chicago police officer. There's just one catch. She must remain undercover as a meter maid to gather evidence against Stannislav Renko, a charismatic Serbian mobster running a brutal multi-million dollar mobile chop-shop operation. When Maisie is targeted by a killer who leaves a body slumped against her car, Renko comes to her rescue and takes her under his wing.
When successful lawyer Olinda Serna is killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of California, powerful heads in Washington DC begin to panic - she knew all the dirty secrets, where the bodies were buried, and how deeply they were stacked. Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madriani's daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Serna's death, but can remember nothing of the evening. Paul Madriani, in order to defend him, must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clients.
Living again on the Isle of Lewis, ex-Detective Inspector Fin McLeod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate Fin encounters the elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill. But while Fin catches up with Whistler, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon - a 'Bog Burst' - which spontaneously drains a loch of its water, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side.
Early (1954) McBain novel. Josh Blake, a literary agent, arrives at his office to find his partner, Del Gilbert, shot to death, the corpse in front of an opened safe. A contract giving the agency the movie and television rights to a best selling western author is gone.
After the death of her three-year-old daughter, Jodie has nothing left to live for - or almost nothing. She has one task to fulfil before she takes her own life. And that's to kill the man she holds responsible for her daughter's death - her seemingly perfect husband, Ethan. But Ethan is hiding more than just his true nature. And as more horrifying secrets from his past emerge, Jodie's strength will be pushed to the limit...
Scarlett Parker and her cousin Vivian Tremont are invited to a posh Bonfire Night party by their friend Harrison Wentworth. There they promote their hat shop, Mim's Whims, by donning a few of their more outrageous creations. But when it comes to toss the straw stuffed effigy of Guy Fawkes, traitor to the crown, onto the bonfire, they realize that the would-be Guy Fawkes is actually Harrison's office rival - and he's been murdered.
Beecher White makes an alarming discovery on the White House grounds: there is a severed arm buried in the Rose Garden. As he investigates, he realizes it's a message...one that may have dire repercussions for the President. Even worse, the message turns Beecher's personal life upside down, pointing him towards the dark truth about his father's death.
When a newspaperman is murdered in the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, B&B owner Rachel Mast digs up the dirt to find out who wanted to bury the lead.
A married couple and their housekeeper are brutally murdered at their home on a quiet suburban street. But this isn't a one-off case. There are clues linking their murders to a string of violent attacks and burglaries on other affluent families. Who is behind them? And will DI Rio Wray and her team catch them before they attack again?
Kristan's Pawsitively Organic pet food has caught the attention of celebrity pastry chef Sheldon Allyn, who helps her open a fancy pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. A partnership is born, and Sheldon invites Stan to Newport, Rhode Island, for an appreciation weekend he's hosting for all his independent chefs. But the gourmet getaway turns sour when one of the chefs turns up dead, and a second one goes missing.
An Italian scholar brings Holmes an ancient parchment, written in the hand of Marco Polo himself. It was torn in half centuries ago to protect the world from a terrifying secret, one that, apparently, first Marco Polo, then another great traveler, the Moroccan Ibn Battuta, took dramatic steps to guard. Where, if anywhere, is its missing half? Holmes springs into action. He fakes his death at Reichenbach, and proceeds undercover to Venice. A murdered scholar, an archivist from the Vatican, British imperial politics and, of course, the dire hand of Moriarty propel Holmes and a surprised but resolute Dr. Watson, playing the roles they assumed in Morocco, on a perilous journey down the Sahara to the ancient city of Timbuktu and beyond.
Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone. Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She is his boss's wife. And Olav's just been hired to kill her.
92-year-old Jossi Goldberg, Holocaust survivor and American citizen, is found shot to death execution style in his house near Frankfurt. A five-digit number is scrawled in blood at the murder scene. But the autopsy reveals an old and unsuccessfully covered tattoo on the corpse's arm - a blood type marker once used by Hitler's SS. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver Bodenstein are faced with a riddle.
Northern Ireland's Troubles may be over, but peace has not erased the crimes of the past. Gerry Fegan, a former paramilitary contract killer, is haunted by the ghosts of the twelve people he slaughtered. In order to appease the ghosts, Fegan is going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all are called to account. But when Fegan's vendetta threatens to derail a hard-won truce and destabilize the government, old comrades and enemies alike want him dead.
After their prize money vanished, reality TV stars, former cop Georgia Thornton and her new boyfriend Scott agree to appear in a new program, pitting them against other teams in an athletic journey across the countryside of Spain for a chance to win $250,000. But the fierce competition turns frightening when Scott disappears during an overnight camping trip in the Pyrenees Mountains, leaving only his bloody wristwatch behind - and a woman's dead body. With the Spanish authorities ready to convict Scott, Georgia must find him and prove his innocence in an amazing race against crime...
A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinister pattern. Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent.
Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both retirees of the LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples have little in common until they are both hired to do damage control on the same murder case.
Anxious to take a break from bustling San Francisco, Darcy and her Aunt Abby pack up the food truck and head for the apple festival at Apple Valley, California. Aunt Abby is sure her almond apple tarts will be a hit and Darcy wants to collect more recipes for her food truck cookbook. But when a fellow guest at the Enchanted Apple Inn is pared-down - and the Inn's owner ends up the prime suspect - Darcy must peel away the layers of the mystery.
A year ago, someone attacked Jude Shelley, the daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, and left her to drown in the Thames. Miraculously, she survived. Now her family want the case re-opened. Psychologist Alice Quentin is asked to review the investigation. Soon after, a body is found: an elderly priest, attacked in Battersea, washed up at Westminster Pier. Alice is certain that the killer is offering his victims to the river in a strange recreation of old sacrifices. But why are the Shelley family so determined to keep things back from the police?
Novella. The angular, modernist house was an unexpected bargain for Zoe and Jonathan Mahonie, newcomers to the city of Hereford and apparently unaware that the house's pristine, white interior walls had been coated with the lifeblood of a previous owner. How is Merrily Watkins, diocesan exorcist for Hereford, to know if Zoe Mahonie is lying or deluded when she claims that the wrathful Susan Lulham is still in residence? Then comes another bloody death. Who is the real killer?
Ski resort town Star City is home to the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they're repairing for a customer, Clare fears she may need to be rescued. A call to the police scares the man off, but later Clare finds his dead body in the back alley. What about a dusty old typewriter could possibly be worth killing for?
Being thrust into the modern world hasn't been easy for Dirk, Peggie's hot-tempered 14th century Scottish companion, but the Vermont shopkeeper is at her wit's end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in line. But when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy's friend Karaline's college professor in a deserted mountain cabin, everyone is thrown for a loop. It seems the secretive professor may have been killed over his ecological work, an idea that's only reinforced when Karaline herself is shot.
Honours student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favour for her boyfriend. Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's found the key in Sarie. Her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the 19 year old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her - except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant. Which is bad news for the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #1373 turns out to be a "very" quick study...
When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting informing them that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing.
Mary Clough drops in on the Mainely Needlepointers' Fourth of July supper with a question about an antique needlepoint she's discovered in her family attic. Angie's best guess is that the mystery piece may have been stitched by Mary, Queen of Scots, famous not just for losing her head, but also for her needlepointing. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in a safe in her office. Then the lawyer is found dead with the safe open and ransacked.
April 1990: French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud, in the French Caribbean "departement "of Guadeloupe is only just starting to investigate the suspicious suicide of a high-profile environmental activist and media personality when she is pulled off the case. The naked body of a white woman has been discovered on a beach. The victim's remains offer no clues about her final hours she was found without any of her belongings, and it seems she had been dead at least three days before anyone spotted her corpse. What turned this woman's vacation in paradise into a final nightmare?
A discovery of the bones of murdered children is made on land that was once a county foster home, now being developed as a brand new subdivision. Then three of the first residents of the subdivision are murdered after the find. While trying to solve two crimes at once, Hazel finds her memory stirred back to the fall of 1959, when the disappearance of a girl from town was blamed on her adopted brother.
It's time for the annual Cheese Festival in Providence, Ohio, and cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette's friend Erin is prepping her dairy farm and inn for cheese makers, marketers, journalists, and one surprise guest - Lara Berry, pretentious cheese whiz, pompous bestselling author, and pungent critic whose extra sharp tongue can crumble a reputation. Even though any love for Lara by her friends curdled long ago, Charlotte is surprised when the foodie is smothered to death in her room at Erin's inn.
[Local author]. The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role in the imminent nuptials of Henry, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth. But it looks as though the wedding plans might go awry unless Mavis, Annie, Carol and Christine can help Althea, the Dowager Duchess, by finding a missing Morris man and a set of ancient and valuable artefacts in time for her son's wedding.
The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina's best vendors but also some of the agency's most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake. But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting.
The Reverend James Stanier Clarke, chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince's fabulous London home. Clarke is a fan of Jane's books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel - Emma - to HRH, whom she despises. However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body - sprawled on the carpet in (where else?) the Regent's library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington's. He utters a single failing phrase: "Waterloo map" - and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.
Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran - furious and frightened - have responded with a deadly terrorist attack.
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it s time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn t want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust.
Danish police investigator Louise Rick is assigned a case involving a fifteen-year-old who vanished a week earlier. When Louise realizes that the missing teenager is the son of a butcher from Hvalsoe, she seizes the opportunity to combine the search for the teen with her personal investigation of her boyfriend's long-ago death.
Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Durer the Much Much Younger's Frog Prints go missing, he turns to Gretel for help. Now 35 and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, Gretel is the country's most famous PI. But amid the hubbub of the Nuremburg's annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief. Even with the aid of the chatty mice living under her bed, the absent prints remain stubbornly out of view, and Gretel is forced to get creative in her search for the truth.
Investigative reporter Maxine Revere has a theory. Maybe five New York City murders for which Adam Bachman is being tried are just one part of his master plan? In probing another case, involving a missing couple, Max uncovers striking similarities to Bachman's MO. It seems likely that Bachman wasn't working alone...but how can she prove it?
Carole joins her friend Jude at a luxurious Turkish villa owned by Jude's property developer friend Barney Willingdon. But from the outset the holiday is marred by a series of menacing incidents: threatening messages daubed on the villa walls; and their host being accosted by a knife-wielding man at a local restaurant. It becomes clear that Barney Willingdon has made plenty of enemies, with his ruthless business deals and complicated love life. Matters come to a head when Carole's sightseeing trip to nearby Pinara is curtailed by the discovery of a body in one of the ancient Lycian tombs.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick is married to a man who wants to know where she really goes when supposedly taking care of her sick mother and calls on the expertise of Kate Shackleton, amateur sleuth extraordinaire to investigate. Everett Runcie is a banker facing ruin and disgrace. His American heiress wife will no longer pay for his mistakes, or tolerate his infidelity, and is seeking a divorce. When a chambermaid enters Runcie's hotel room, she is shocked to find that he is alone - and dead! Suddenly Kate is thrown into the depths of an altogether more sinister investigation.
War begins when China invades Taiwan and the U.S. military is sent in to repel the invasion. But with state-of-the-art submarines, hidden batteries of long-range missiles, and other secret weapons, China wipes out the U.S. forces. Next it sets sights on Japan. Meanwhile National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor has critical information but is trapped in Beijing. And Captain Murray Wilson, commanding officer of the USS Michigan, is charged with infiltrating the Chinese submarine blockade, while Navy SEAL Jake Harrison must lead a strike team into hostile territory.
Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax has accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner - and romantic sparring partner - the pompous if dashing Professor Penrose. But the Comte has shredded Ophelia's last nerve. She intends to disengage from her feral fiance at his winter hunting party - until Penrose, his lovely new fiance, and a stagecoach of stranded travelers arrive at the Comte's sprawling chateau. When one of the guests is found clawed and bloody in the orangerie, Ophelia is determined to solve the murder before everyone starts believing the local version of Beauty and the Beast.
The victims are all criminals who eluded justice - until they ran afoul of an avenger whose modus operandi is a bullet to the back of the head. The key to the vigilante's identity lies in connecting the cold cases to an event that may have triggered retribution after all these years. Meanwhile, Doyle finds herself shadowed by a mysterious figure. After the man steps forward to rescue her from harm, she wonders why he is invested in protecting her. But when she learns he's in contact with Acton's nemesis, she fears she's being used in a plot against her husband.
Married parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built - leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all.
It's normal to see bodies on the set of an adult film. But when they're dead bodies - and the cast and crew discover they're trapped in a house with a serial killer - Quarry's got his work cut out for him.
After calling Ireland home for six months, Boston expat Maura Donovan still has a lot to learn about Irish ways - and Sullivan's Pub is her classroom. Maura didn't only inherit a business, she inherited a tight-knit community. And when a tragedy strikes, it's the talk of the pub. A local farmer, out for a stroll on the beach with his young son, has mysteriously disappeared. The child can say only that he saw a boat. Everyone from the local gardai to the Coast Guard is scouring the Cork coast, but when a body is finally brought ashore, it's the wrong man.
A Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective. Can Jake Grafton and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, stop the plot to destroy the US Navy?
The highlight of the annual Fall Fling Townwide Tea Party is a roaming tea-tasting, which includes a stop at Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House. Sophie Taylor would like to share her enjoyment of the event with her sort-of boyfriend, English teacher Jason Murphy, but Jason's dean has accused him of falsifying grades to help an athlete at the local college. Steamed and stressed, Jason shows up the night of the party with bags under his eyes. But the dean shows up under Sophie's Japanese maple later that night, murdered, and now Jason is suspected of far worse than fudging grade reports.
Private security consultants Janson and Kincaid are hired to locate Gregory, the missing teenage son of a U.S. Senator. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell has been found strangled in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city to avoid being arrested for the crime. When Janson and Kincaid realize they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that this crime - and the cover-up - were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the U.S. State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.
Jett opens up her mail and finds a mix tape meant for her neighbour KitKat, a local queen bee renowned for her "enhanced" baked goods and retro videogame collection. But when Jett drops off the cassette she discovers that someone has bashed KitKat's head in with a rolling pin - and left her pot brownies burning in the oven. Jett and her best friend, Sid, set forth on an epic quest to find KitKat's killer through New York City's record stores, strip joints, vegan bakeries, and basement nightclubs.
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department's drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant, sculptress Gillian Roberts. However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the sculpture department, when the lift breaks down and a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the lift shaft.
Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, Serge A. Storms decides to finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy. Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, Captain Serge--with Coleman literally riding shotgun--mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: the apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA. In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap locale so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start.
After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota - including Betsy Devonshire and her Crewel World Monday Bunch - offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates. But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed, the sole heir to his property - his cousin Valentina - becomes the number one suspect.
London book editor Samantha "Sam" Clair little knows the trouble the new book by gossipy author Kit Lowell will cause, even before the expose on a recent fashion industry scandal goes to print. When police Inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about a package addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. Now Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down as she finds herself propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it.
With the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident, Hannah Swensen hardly has time to think about her bakery - let alone the town's most recent murder. She is eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel - and Hannah is the number one suspect.
Attractive and popular politician Diane Fairmont is running for the Florida governorship, but a chill is cast over the campaign when she receives an anonymous note announcing the return of the assassin who killed her husband ten years earlier. Detective Cab Bolton is assigned to the case because of the complicated ties between Fairmont and his mother, movie actress Tarla Bolton. As Bolton struggles to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the Fairmont campaign, he begins to realize that the death threat is not the only danger faced by the campaign staff.
A middle-aged man jumps under a tube train at Shepherd's Bush station, and a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, in a country lane puzzlingly far from her home on the White City Estate: two unrelated incidents which occupy DCI Bill Slider and his team during a slack period. But links to the cold case of another dead teenager, pulled out of the River Thames, create doubts as to whether they are indeed unrelated.
The much-anticipated wedding of local resident Maggie Tremont and popular baker Herr Georg has stirred up the usually quiet coastal town of Cape Willington. To make sure the wedding of the year goes off without a hitch, the participants gather at a pre-wedding dinner - everyone, that is, except the best man. Worried, Candy, the maid of honor, goes looking for him, finally tracking him down to the upstairs archive rooms at the English Point Lighthouse and Museum. There's only one problem: he's dead, struck over the head with a bottle of champagne, the same exclusive brand that was ordered for the dinner.
When the bodies of 16 unknown men are found in a privy, each with a strange new kind of wound, the Sheriff of London seeks poet John Gower's help. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment - a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne". Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for - and others will kill to conceal.
Business is booming at Piper's Picklings in Cloverdale, New York. But not all is sweet in the life of Piper's number one customer and friend, local caterer Sugar Heywood. Sugar is dating wealthy realtor Jeremy Porter, but his family doesn't approve. After their unscrupulous accountant finds some dirt on Sugar, the family quickly urges Jeremy to throw her out like rotten fruit. Things are further spoiled after the accountant is found poisoned, and all evidence points to Sugar's son, Zach.
Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton is visiting seaside Portsmouth, New Hampshire, when she stumbles upon a smoky gray cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage.Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms, and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. Armed with magic, friends, and the charmed cat who adopted her more than the other way around, Annabelle sets out to paw through the mystery surrounding Alistair's former owner, who died under unusual circumstances.
Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, Mississippi, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. She would like librarian Charlie Harris to preserve and substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy - something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate. Beck's biggest rival would like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly, leaving Charlie with a catalog of questions to answer.
Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate.
1935. Two-Headed Mary, the philanthropic panhandler who dresses like a society matron when she approaches theatergoers for donations to nonexistent charities, is missing. So is sidelined hoofer Billie Trask, who disappeared from the cashier's office of K. Jeffrey Welton's hit show Lucky Lady with the weekend take. Could either of them have followed a third Broadway babe, Fine and Dandy chorine Lydia Laurent - whose strangled, nude body, accompanied by two complete suits of clothing, has been found in Central Park?
Hap and Leonard are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges. One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring.
In the reign of Henry VIII. Alchemist Ferris Stannum has successfully tested his Elixir of Life, the reputed serum of immortality, on an animal. But before he can send his alchemy journal to a colleague in Cairo for confirmation, he is strangled in his bed and his journal stolen. Bianca Goddard, daughter of an alchemist herself, dares to hope that Stannum's journal could contain the secret to her ailing husband's recovery. But first she must solve the alchemist's murder - which turns out to be only the first in a series of murders.
Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster has seen a lot of strange things as assistant to billionaire Zelda Zoransky at her wacky mansion. And that includes her telepathic cat Tango and ectoplasmic pooch Whiskey. So it's no surprise to find a horde of zombies lurching across the lawn-even if they are just actors in a horror movie that's filming on the mansion grounds. The special effects look pretty convincing. But all that fake blood doesn't fool Whiskey, who quickly sniffs out the truth: one of those corpses is real.
Dale Masterson's large Portland, Oregon, law firm, has become wealthy representing the interests of oil and coal companies. Then Dale is found beaten to death in his mansion. Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent Dale's son, a dedicated ecowarrior who has already confessed to killing his father - on behalf of all the people whose lives are being destroyed by his father's questionable clients. But if Brandon is really innocent - a radical activist determined to martyr himself for his cause - then who viciously murdered Dale Masterson?
Four young mothers have died in Stockholm, stabbed from behind. Meanwhile, crime reporter Annika's husband, Thomas is attending an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya. During a reconnaissance trip to the Somali border the entire delegation of seven European envoys is kidnapped. As the murder spree in Stockholm continues and speculation of a serial killer arises also in the Police Department, Annika is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa. The demands from the kidnappers are impossible and unreasonable. When the demands are rejected, the kidnappers begin to execute the hostages, one by one.
Glasgow, 2015. Jack Mackay dares not look back on a life of failure and mediocrity. The heavy-hearted sixty-seven-year-old is still haunted by what might have been. His recollections of the terrible events that befell him and his friends some fifty years earlier, and how he did not act when it mattered most is a memory he has tried to escape his entire adult life. London, 2015. A man lies dead in a one-room flat. His killer looks on, remorseless. What started with five teenagers following a dream five decades before has been transformed over the intervening decades into a waking nightmare that might just consume them all.
When the Moonlight Magnolia gang learns their friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson are planning to open a chic new restaurant, they eagerly offer their input on everything from what dishes to serve to how many calories they should contain. But all Ryan and John can think about is how excited they are to have hired the temperamental but talented chef Baldwin Norwood. Too bad the only thing being sliced and diced in the kitchen is the chef himself.
The man who claims to be Sherlock Holmes is really, possibly, Charles P. Fairchild III. Sabrina is hired to find him so that he can claim an estate worth 3 million dollars -- if he can prove himself sane. John, meanwhile, has been hired by the owner of the Golden State brewery to investigate the "accidental" death of the head brewmaster, who drowned in a vat of his own beer.
Jan Reyna, now a British murder squad police detective, returns to the windswept Faroe Islands when his estranged father is found unconscious in an isolated spot, a shotgun by his side and someone else's blood in his car. Then a man is found washed up on a beach, a shotgun wound in his side, but signs that suffocation were the cause of death. Is his father - who has suffered a massive stroke and is unable to speak - responsible for the man's death? What about his half-brothers, and the signs that one of them may have been blackmailed?
After the Fourth of July celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century "cottage." The body is identified as The Birches' housekeeper, who seems to have succumbed to a heart attack. The death is only one of the dramatic events upending the historic house. A family gathering has been called to decide who will inherit the much loved, and very valuable, estate that has been in the Proctor family for generations. With this much money involved, it's just a matter of time before trouble arises.
Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Chief resident Steve Mitchell's future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself.
Las Vegas is the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides - and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin - and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before.
Iris is a successful lawyer and single mother who by coincidence stumbles across a deep family secret: her brother Ray Boelens. Surprised and confused why her mother would hide her sibling from her, Iris discovers that her older brother is autistic and in jail for brutally murdering his neighbour and her daughter. Horrified, Iris goes to visit Ray and finds a man who loves his saltwater fish tank, baking bread, and looks so much like her own son. Ray is odd and obsessive, unable to communicate like the rest of us - but is he really a killer?
Back in the 1990s, Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese. Then he accidentally shot a 10-year-old boy while stopping an angel-dusted berserker in the street. Now he is a sergeant in the Night Watch, a team of detectives that is called to the 4 a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station. When he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in an unsolved murder a brutal case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese, the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance.
30-year-old Inspector Amaia Salazar heads an investigation which will take her back to Elizondo, the village in the heart of Basque country where she was born. Is the murderer of two girls the work of a ritualistic killer, or of the Invisible Guardian, the Basajaun, a creature of Basque mythology? She has to fight off the demons of her past in order to confront the reality of a serial killer at loose in a region steeped in the history of the Spanish Inquisition.
In the moody countryside on the edge of Wales, a rambling 12th-century house is thought to be haunted. Although its new owners don't believe in ghosts, they do believe in spiritual darkness and the need for exorcism. But their approach to exorcist Merrily Watkins is oblique and guarded. No one can be told, least of all the new bishop. Merrily's discovery of the house's links with the medieval legend of a man who resisted mortality threatens to expose the hidden history of a more modern cult and its trail of insidious abuse, a trail that may not be closed.
A high profile legal case has brought contention to the remote, pastoral town of Canaan, Vermont. So when a young teenage girl is savagely murdered while babysitting at the house of the lead attorney in the case, Detective Sonja Test believes the murder to be linked to the case. But as she digs deeper into her first murder case, she discovers sordid acts hidden for decades, and learns that behind the town's facade lurks a capacity in some for great darkness and the betrayal of innocents.
Ella-Loo and her boyfriend Darryl begin with a carjacking in Arkansas. Things get messy and they wind up killing someone, an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they've landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed and locked doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can't go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, and the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate.
Sorenson, Wisconsin's Deputy coroner Mattie Winston hopes hunting season doesn't bring her more business. But somebody seems to have declared open season on land developers. One real estate developer who has recently come to town has been found dead in the woods with an arrow through his neck. Now it's up to Mattie to get to the bottom of the killing. That might be easier if she wasn't also hunting for Detective Hurley's teenage daughter, Emily, who has suddenly disappeared.
Sarah is turning her keen eye to the estate of collector Edison Hall, hoping for fabulous finds for Second Chance - but when her rescue cat Elvis discovers a body in the kitchen, everything goes paws up. The body belongs to an appraiser who had been hired to check out Edison's wine collection. When Edison's sister shows up at Second Chance and hires Sarah's friends - the kooky and charismatic trio of ladies who call themselves Charlotte's Angels and work out of the shop - to solve the murder, Sarah knows she and Elvis are only going to get deeper into the case.
Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. Though Philip Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, Stafford believes him when he says he's been set up. It does make him dangerous to be around, though. The deeper Stafford investigates, the more secrets he uncovers.
American expat Paul Leibovitz is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong when he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse. Less than 24 hours later, Elizabeth's son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own.
Sherlock Holmes and his cousin, Dr Henry Vernier, travel to Whitby, to investigate a curious case on behalf of a client. He has fallen in love, but a mysterious letter has warned him of the dangers of such a romance. The woman is said to be under a druidic curse, doomed to take the form of a gigantic snake. Locals speak of a green glow in the woods at night, and a white apparition amongst the trees. Is there sorcery at work, or is a human hand behind the terrors of Diana's Grove?
Four young women have been accused of murder. A shocked father calls in a favour at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case. However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed. Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, and local police eager to see these four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol. Then why hasn't the killing stopped?
Margo Tamblyn returns home to Proper City, Nevada, to run Disguise DeLimit, her family's costume shop. For her first big order, wealthy nuisance Blitz Manners needs forty costumes for a detective-themed birthday bash. As for Blitz himself, his Sherlock Holmes is to die for - literally - when, in the middle of the festivities, Margo's friend and party planner Ebony Welles is caught brandishing a carving knife over a very dead Blitz.
It's the busiest time of the year at Trixie's Silver Bullet Diner. There are millions of things to do, including cater the town's annual Christmas pageant and community dinner with some delicious holiday comfort food. But the festivities turn into a bit of a turkey after Liz Fellows, the director of the pageant, is found with Trixie's butcher knife in her back.
Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend. But this is no longer just a matter of selling "High Profile Collectibles". First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public.
May, AD 41. A friend of his wife has asked Marcus Corvinus to look into the murder of her brother, found stabbed to death at the Shrine of Melobosis. At the same time, Corvinus's daughter comes across a dead body in the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to investigate. When his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome's busy trading port, he uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths.
When a leaker named Verlyn Merritt releases sensitive NYPD documents to WikiLeaks, Detective Jeremy Fisk's home address becomes a destination for three mysterious assailants. Merritt is quickly identified and arrested, but then an anonymous third party makes threats if authorities don't release Merritt immediately.
Klara Walldeen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies. But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn't have - a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill...
Rebecca Anderson has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-loving poodle Sprocket to start a gourmet popcorn shop, naturally called POPS. As a delicious bonus, Cordelia "Coco" Bittles, a close family friend who has always been like a grandmother to Rebecca, owns the chocolate shop next door, and the two are thinking of combining their businesses. But when Coco's niece, Alice, discovers her on the floor of her chocolate shop, those dreams go pop.
It was an innocent slip - honest! - when Brandy Borne lost her balance at a swap meet and fell into the arms of her old flame, Wesley Sinclair III. But when Wesley's green-with-jealousy wife is murdered, Brandy becomes the #1 suspect. While Brandy and her drama-driven mom, Vivian, are wrapping up the pilot for their TV show they become unwitting players in a deadly small-town soap opera.
San Diego physician Dr. Regina Dickerson has discovered a certain genetic marker that indicates the carrier is prone to psychotic violence. Working on blood from prison inmates, her theory begins to prove itself time and again with violent offenders. People begin to fear that witch hunts and Spanish Inquisition-style mayhem will result if forcible testing is carried out. Meanwhile, a race begins to find a cure.
An old football injury left police detective Amos Decker unable to forget anything. And one night he came home to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered. Now, over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night.
David discovers his cousin Marla has been secretly raising a child who is not her own - a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened - even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past - in blood.
After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden room where salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But it may not be the discs the thief was interested in.
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.
James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighbourhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behaviour, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. But Gloria never shows up for the date. And four days later, her body washes up on the beach near Braikie.
Paris, April 1999: A poor manouche (Gypsy) boy insists that his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimee Leduc, something to do with Aimee's father's unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no? The dying woman's secret is even more dangerous than her son realized. When Aimee arrives at the hospital, the boy's mother has disappeared. She was far too sick to leave on her own - she must have been abducted. What does she know that's so important it's worth killing for?
A ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom's family mansion by an ambitious young gangster who hopes that his audacious exploit will gain his small gang a partnership with a major crime cartel. But what the criminal doesn't know is that bridesmaid Jessica Juliet Wolfe comes from a family of Texas gunrunners whose blood relatives belong to a powerful but mysterious Mexican cartel. As the captives realize the full horror of their situation, the Wolfes on both sides of the border come together and begin the hunt to find Jessie before the kidnappers' deadline expires.
Joanne's husband Zack is the leading progressive candidate in a neck-and-neck race, with the existing mayor, for Regina's top job. The tough campaigning is well underway when a disturbing threat disrupts the celebration for the opening of the Racette-Hunter Centre - a project Zack has been spearheading, intended to benefit the impoverished community of North Central Regina. Joanne soon realizes that sinister interests are working behind the scenes of the election, and another savage act makes clear that someone will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo.
The lakeside wedding of Joanne and Zack's oldest son Peter is a dream come true, but when a former lover of a member of the bridal party shows up, the dream becomes a nightmare. Before the bride's bouquet has wilted, there's an act of sickening cruelty; soon afterwards, there's a murder.
Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more - Joe's eighteen-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news. The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive, but just barely, the victim of blunt force trauma. It is April, and the doctors aren't sure if she'll recover. Cates denies having anything to do with it - says she ran away from him, too - and there's evidence that points to another man. But Joe knows in his gut who's responsible.
Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They are not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. But they are not what they seem, as Nate's friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down including Nate and Joe.
When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God's will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn't hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer's home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive - especially when another Amish family is victimized.
The ladies of the Mayfair Orchid and Exotic Plant Society are known for a bit of friendly rivalry, but the backstabbing has never been literal - until now. When Hiram Filmore, an orchid hunter and supplier, is found dead in Mrs. Helena Rayburn's conservatory, Inspector Witherspoon is called in to weed out a murderer.
Completing the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.
A selection of 21 stories featuring Sicily's Inspector Montalbano.
Detective Jack Yu has just been transferred back to the Chinatown neighbourhood where he grew up. He is confronted with a serial rapist who preys on young Chinese girls. Then Uncle Four, an elderly and respected leader of the charitable Hip Ching Society and member of the Hong Kong-based Red Circle Triad, is gunned down. Jack learns that benevolent Uncle Four had a gorgeous young mistress imported from Hong Kong. And she is missing. To solve these crimes, Jack turns to an elderly fortune teller, an old friend of his, in addition to employing modern police methods.
Theodosia's boyfriend Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth-century Chinese teahouse, and the creme de la creme of Charleston society is invited. Max even rented a photo booth to give guests a memory of the occasion. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth's curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster.
They thought they could cover up what an out-of-control trader at a Manhattan brokerage firm did to Olivia Sanchez. Blackball her from the industry and be done with her. Who's going to stop them? But her cousin Manny belongs to a tight clique of ex-cons based in Brooklyn's Reed Hook and led by James Beck. And soon Beck and his confederates are forced into an escalating war against criminals of every stripe-from Wall Street honchos and Russian mobsters to arms dealers and even the NYPD. Now, the only way for Beck to stay out of prison is to outsmart, outfight, never concede, and ultimately rob their enemies of tens of millions of dollars - if he doesn't lose his life first.
Novella. Shetland's Jimmy Perez arrives at Stonebridge, a village in the Scottish Borders, after his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into a case. Police think young teacher Anna Blackwell's death a suicide. The local gossips are saying that Sarah's new husband Tom was having an affair with Anna. Sarah refuses to believe that Tom was involved with her death - but needs proof.
Originally published in 1987 under the title PRIMARY TARGET. Now retired and happily married, Quarry turns down a million-dollar contract to assassinate a presidential candidate. It's not the sort of assignment you can just walk away from without consequences - but coming after Quarry has consequences, too.
The assignment was simple: stake out the man's home and kill him. Easy work for a professional like Quarry. But when things go horribly wrong, Quarry finds himself with a new mission: learn who hired him, and make the bastard pay.
For unfathomable reasons, the paper's House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, is in a major snit, refusing to speak to her colleagues, or even her boss. So when a peculiar young woman walks in claiming her parents have been murdered, and that she's in mortal danger, too, it fits right in with the rest of the craziness. Then, to the utter bafflement of her colleagues, Vida vanishes without a word to anyone.
A body is discovered in a Milan apartment. The apartment happens to belong to Aurigi, an old university friend of Inspector De Vincenzi. When the body turns out to be that of Aurigi's banker, and a phial of prussic acid is discovered in the bathroom, suspicion falls on the apartment's owner, and De Vincenzi is agonizingly torn between his sense of duty and his loyalty to an old comrade.
At a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula cries of "fire" are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But there was no fire. Kathryn Dance - California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert - discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.
Amelia Sachs is chasing a killer through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks.
The car that ploughs into the bus stop early one morning leaves a trail of death and destruction behind it. DS Ferreira and DI Zigic are called in from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit to handle the hit-and-run. Ferreira believes that local politician Richard Shotton, head of a recently established right-wing party, must be involved somehow.
Murdered and mummified more than ninety years ago, bootlegger Collier 'Peg Leg' Dazzle once found and re-hid a famous pirate's treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. The bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice that treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, are enlisted to find. But they aren't the only ones searching for the lost pirate's chest.
Jessica loves the Fin & Claw restaurant, owned by young Cabot Cove couple Brad and Marcie. But famed chef Gerard Leboeuf has decided to open his brand of bistro right next to theirs. Tensions rise hot and fast until they boil over, leading to a nasty confrontation between Leboeuf and Brad. So when one chef is found with a knife planted in his chest, the other becomes the prime suspect.
Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial. When Serena witnesses a brutal murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride's life. As Stride investigates the possibility that human traffickers are targeting women in the Duluth port, he begins to question whether he made a terrible mistake eight years ago by putting an innocent woman in prison.
Someone wants to kill the New York Gazette's gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people: an egomaniacal developer, a disgraced cop, a corrupt councilman, a sleazy lawyer, and his ex-wife. But when Clay turns up dead, the cops deem it a suicide. The bigwigs at the Gazette don't agree, so they retain Wolfe and his indefatigable assistant, Archie Goodwin, to figure out which of the suspects had the mettle to pull the trigger.
It is the wettest winter on record and as Christmas approaches the rivers burst their banks and the farmers' fields lie under several feet of water. In the village of Weston Saint Ambrose, a young girl's body is seen floating downstream and when it becomes stuck under the jetty at a reclusive writer's home, the author is alarmed to discover that he recognises the victim of a brutal murder...
With the help of an airport insider, Ruban Betancourt, his cokehead brother in law, Jeffrey, and two excons surprise the guards loading the armored trucks at Miami International Airport and speed off with $7.4 million in the bed of a pickup truck. Investigating the heist, FBI agent Andie Henning, newly transferred to Miami from Seattle, knows the best way to catch the thieves is to follow the money. Jeffrey's drug addiction is as conspicuous as the Rolex watches he buys for dancers at the Gold Rush strip club.
Leading a tour down the rapids outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Haller comes upon a dead body of a close friend. Trey Watkin's death is ruled an accident, but a hot air balloon operator in town claims he saw something from the air. When he suddenly dies in a fiery crash, Dani threatens to take her suspicions public, and ends up tossed in jail. When an old friend contacts Ty Hauck and says his daughter is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to get involved.
Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military - abandoning his illicit past and the career criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head.
London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim's kinship to the current Home Secretary draws the notice of Sebastian's powerful father-in-law, Lord Jarvis, who will exploit any means to pursue his own clandestine ends.
Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honour a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help.
Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself a murder suspect after discovering the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall. Meanwhile Dr. Thomas Silkstone has been injured in a duel with a man who may or may not have committed the deed for which Lydia is accused. Nonetheless, with a bit of detective work, he learns that Montagu's throat was slit by no ordinary blade, but a ceremonial Sikh dagger from India - a clue that may be connected to the fabled lost mines of Golconda.
Johnny Merrimon was 12 when his twin sister disappeared. A year later, his mother is devastated, his father gone, and life will never be the same. But Johnny has a map, a bike, and a plan. He's going to find his sister, even if he has to track every dangerous man in the county. Meanwhile, detective Clyde Hunt has also been searching for Johnny's sister, and he knows to what dark places a case like this can lead. But even Hunt can't imagine how far Johnny will go to learn the truth-or what he will find when he gets there.
Summoned for jury duty, Claire ends up butting heads with the prosecutor on a murder case who harbors a grudge against her husband. He humiliates Claire, then dismisses her from the jury pool. Enraged by her mistreatment, and eager for revenge, Claire decides to take the case on herself. She hunts down the defendant-a woman accused of killing her husband-and offers to help prove her innocence. Only problem is that the defendant is looking guiltier by the minute - and now Claire is in too deep.
Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "Detective Galileo," has traveled to Hari Cove, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. The night after the tense panel discussion, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs.
Billie's husband, Richard, stole thirty million dollars. He apparently died in a car crash with Billie's daughter, Nicola, during a desperate attempt to elude his pursuers. But his enemies don't believe him dead. It doesn't take long for the bad guys to arrive at her remote farmhouse. Soon she and Joe Hunter are fugitives. Dead or alive, Richard's fate means nothing to Hunter, but he promises to do everything in his power to protect the grieving mother.
As the new proprietor of Webb's Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father's shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah's former mentor. But when Megan doesn't show up to accept her $50,000 award, rumours start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman's dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder.
Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancee, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters are attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect. But the puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage - who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him - is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him.
When Ali Reynold's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to stumble into the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father's name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents as well as the scheme's other suddenly impoverished victims, one of whom is a stone cold killer.
Berlin 1948. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer who fled Nazi Germany for America, is targeted by McCarthyite witch-hunts because of his political past. To escape deportation he agrees to act as the fledgling CIA's agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment - to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved.
When Jane Wheeler witnesses her lover Anil's murder, she suddenly finds herself the target of his killer. Rushed to an anonymous police safehouse after an attempt on her life, it soon becomes clear that the man she thought she knew was actually an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack. While Jane tries to piece together a description of the killer and provide the clues that will identify him and help stop the attack, she doesn't know that the killer has already found out where she is.
Former Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther is asked to do favours for Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. This time, the favour is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems. Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda. Perfect territory for a true cynic whose instinct is to trust no one.
Shy and gentle Darren Sears was only eleven when his sister Jodie and six other girls disappeared, presumed murdered by notorious killer Alicia Duvall. Ten years later, Darren's mother, now sick with cancer, demands Alicia reveal where Jodie's remains are, but her plea ends in humiliation and failure. Desperate to alleviate his mum's heartbreak, Darren gets a job as a cleaner in the psychiatric hospital where Alicia is committed, hoping he can find out the truth.
1950s Prague is a city of numerous small terrors, of political tyranny, corruption and surveillance. There is no way of knowing whether one's neighbor is spying for the government, or what one's supposed friend will say under pressure to a State Security agent. When a little boy is murdered at the cinema where his aunt works, the ensuing investigation sheds a little too much light on the personal lives of the cinema's female ushers, each of whom is hiding a dark secret of her own.
January, Fjallbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn't manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedstrom receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment. And it's likely she's not the only one.
The complete collection of Lansdale's short stories featuring Hap and Leonard.
Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force have handled shocking cases before, but this one is different. Stevens's daughter, Andrea, is distraught over a classmate's suicide, but what the two investigators find is even more disturbing - an online suicide club of unhappy teenagers, presided over by an anonymous presence who seems to be spurring them on. Soon, it becomes apparent that the classmate wasn't the first victim and won't be the last, either, unless they can hunt down this psychopath once and for all. [Vancouver author].
Jailed for killing a man in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Joe Wilderness now works for MI6 in exchange for his freedom. When the Russians started building the Berlin wall in 1961, two unfortunate Englishmen were trapped on opposite sides. Geoffrey Masefield in the Lubyanka, and Bernard Alleyn (alias KGB Captain Leonid Liubimov) in Wormwood Scrubs. In 1965 there is a new plan. To exchange the prisoners, a swap upon Berlin's Bridge of Spies. But, as ever, Joe has something on the side, just to make it interesting, just to make it profitable.
Summer, 1969. Turner Raines has been a broken Civil Rights worker, a second-rate lawyer, and a tenth-rate journalist. Now he works as a New York private detective helping draft-dodgers make it to Canada. When his oldest friend dies, Raines follows the trail and finds himself blasted back to the Texas of his childhood, confronted anew with his divided family, and blown into the path of certain people who know about secret goings-on in Vietnam, stories they may now be willing to tell.
A Russian military spy sub lies marooned in American waters near the U.S.-Canadian border. Yuri Kirov, a seasoned security officer, is in charge of the crew's safety - and the operation's success. His only hope is to make a death-defying underwater escape, reach shore undetected, and convince a total stranger that the fate of the world depends on helping him. For software engineer Laura Newman, it's not an easy choice. But with two Russian spies tailing them, and tensions escalating between superpowers, one wrong move could trigger unthinkable devastation.
Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia Petrelli has returned to La Fenice to sing the lead in "Tosca." Invited by Brunetti to dine at his in-laws' palazzo, Flavia confesses her alarm at these excessive displays of adoration she is receiving from an anonymous fan. And when a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia's attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia's fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined.
Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. A nearby man, an alcoholic, heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her in a state of permanent childhood, unable to learn or mature. The drunk man claimed he saw her thrown into the canal by another man, but the following day he couldn't remember a thing. Now, at a fundraising dinner for a Venetian charity, a wealthy and aristocratic patroness, the girl's grandmother, asks Brunetti if he will investigate.
A collection of 15 stories, 11 of which have never been previously published, from the early career of bestselling American master Elmore Leonard.
B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water's Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water's edge - murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies - Chandra, Kate, and Luella - start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None.
November, 1943. Royal Navy intelligence officer Ian Fleming is tipped off that Hitler's top assassin has infiltrated the critical Tehran Conference, where Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion. Between martinis with beautiful women, he survives brutal attacks and meets a seductive Soviet spy who may know more than Fleming realizes.
When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are just a few things that bother Sean Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: Who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?
Business has never been better at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in Blossom Valley, California. But when Dana Lewis and Zennia Patrakio go to the Blossom Valley farmer's market, they expect to find luscious fruits and vegetables to delight the spa's guests. They are not expecting to see Birch Keller, Zennia's one true love. But Zennia's excitement over "the one who got away" is short-lived when Birch is found dead in her garden.
Once a thriving attraction on the well-traveled roads of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, an eerie, abandoned place. Amy, her best friend, Piper, and Piper's younger sister, Margot, played there as kids, exploring everywhere, even the forbidden tower itself - where they uncovered a secret one summer that ended their friendship. Twenty years later, Piper has left all of that behind, until she gets a call from Margot telling her that Amy's been accused of a horrific crime.
A young man drops dead in a fashionable Istanbul street. The autopsy proves it was a natural death - a heart attack - but what is in Emre Alphan's stomach is not. His last meal was of human flesh. Ikmen must trace Alphan's final movements, and discover who the victim was. Food itself has become contentious, with traces of pork discovered in tinned beans, accusations flying about whether this was a deliberately provocative act in a Muslim country, and suspicions about what is really being served up.
Penny Lively needs to find a way to attract more guests to her family's winery. When she's approached to invest in a new train line through wine country, Penny and her winery manager, Connor, hightail it to a lavish resort to hear the details. Unfortunately, her neighbor's daughter, Chantal, is also there, swirling up trouble by flirting with the married investors - and with Connor too. When one of the investors' wives is murdered, Chantal, who was seen fighting with the woman, is the prime suspect.
Dr. Carrie Bryant is a neurosurgical resident at a Boston hospital until a life-shattering error. Carrie loses her confidence and decides to quit her residency and move back home to help her combat-vet brother, Adam, recover from a case of PTSD. The experimental program at the VA Medical Center promises the possibility of curing the ravages of PTSD forever. It seems like Adam's best option, but Carrie has her doubts when one of her patients goes missing and then another.
Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what "really" happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her?
His first collection of stories.
The controversial Sofia Delacruz has come to London from Spain to preach a revolutionary gospel of love and forgiveness that many consider blasphemous. Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, is charged with protecting Sofia - and shielding Her Majesty's government from any embarrassment that this woman, as beautiful as she is charismatic, might cause. When Sofia suddenly vanishes and two of her female disciples are gruesomely murdered, Pitt is challenged as never before.
In the sleepy town of Vaxjo twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found brutally murdered and raped. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, a series of bureaucratic mix-ups causes the National Crime Unit to send Backstrom and his team into the countryside to solve the case. The ever-irritable Backstrom leaves his beloved goldfish behind, checks into a local hotel, and begins to reconstruct the night of Linda's murder. But with more than a few bottles in tow, and a constantly growling stomach to look after, things don't go so well, and Backstrom has to rely on the help of his colleagues to solve the crime - no matter how angry that makes him.
Talia Marby's new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly expanding beyond fish and chips to become one of the best eateries in the Berkshires. But the nasty owner of a neighboring boutique is making a stink, baiting Talia in a very public fight at a community center fundraiser and nursing an inexplicable grudge. When the boutique owner is found strangled with Talia's scarf knotted around her neck, our favorite fish fryer finds herself in hot oil.
This final volume in the Fu-Manchu collection brings together some unpublished manuscripts, and stories which have previously appeared only in magazine form, by the late Sax Rohmer. The long title novella and three others feature the dastardly Dr. Fu-Manchu - and, of course, his unremitting opponent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith. There are eight more stories in this book, no less characteristic of Sax Rohmer's art.
An autumn chill has settled over Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden is warming up the town by offering lobster stew at the local diner. When her landlord discovers a dead body in the walk-in refrigerator, Julia must figure out who ordered up a side of murder. Nothing's colder than a corpse - especially one stashed inside a sub-zero fridge. The victim spent his last night on earth dining at the restaurant bar, so naturally Julia finds herself at the center of the ensuing investigation.
The year is 1843; the place: New York City. "Aurora" reporter Walt Whitman arrives at the Tombs prison yard where his friend Lena Stowe is scheduled to hang for the murder of her husband, Abraham. Walt intends to present evidence on Lena's behalf, but Sheriff Harris turns him away. Lena drops to her death, and Walt vows to posthumously exonerate her. Walt's estranged boyfriend, Henry Saunders, returns to New York, and the two men uncover a link between body-snatching and Abraham's murder: a man named Samuel Clement.
British intelligence turns to Gabriel Allon after a bomb explodes aboard the yacht of a member of the Royal Family. With British commando Christopher Keller, Gabriel pursues mercenary bomb maker Eamon Quinn. And though he does not realize it, he is stalking an old enemy, a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages.
Mike Hammer is a popular guy. At least with certain people. Several failed assassination attempts have got him riled, so apart from preventing the kidnapping of a famous New York socialite, he is hellbent on figuring out who wants him dead... someone who is desperate for the kill of his life.
Just as Mike surfaces from a four-month bender Velda walks out on him. When he later learns she has become the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn, Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a newspaperman and a police detective. But can they find Velda in time?
Shadow Bend's library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev's excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette's latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett's intentions aren't as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they're really up to, Jett turns up dead - and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect.
1649. Midwife Bridget Hodgson and her assistant Martha travel to London where they're forced into service under Jonathan Marlowe, Oliver Cromwell's chief spymaster. Marlowe's first mission for Bridget is to spy upon Katherine Chidley, a notorious political radical and-Marlowe fears-a potential rebel against Parliament. The more time Bridget spends with Katherine, however, the closer the two become, and when Katherine's husband Daniel is murdered, Bridget and Martha join in the search for the killer. As the two uncover Daniel's secrets, the list of suspects grows ever longer, until it includes royalists, radicals, and a figure from Bridget's past.
When Erica was a teenager, she fell prey to a practical joke that left her near-naked in Otter Lake's annual Raspberry Social. The incident was humiliating, but it wasn't like anyone got killed-until now. Those who were behind that long-ago prank are starting to turn up dead, and Erica's appearance in town makes her a prime suspect. To make matters worse, the town sheriff just happens to be Erica's old nemesis, Grady Forrester...who also happens to be hotter than ever. Can Erica find a way to dig up the truth-before someone digs her grave?
Muna's fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli's younger son failed to come home from school. Before then her bedroom was a dark windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. She'd grown used to being mistreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songolis believe. But Muna is far smarter - and her plans more terrifying - than the Songolis, or anyone else, could ever imagine...
On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion Doc Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it'll be Ford s job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again. But a lot can go wrong in a few days.
Three houses have been burgled in five weeks. The robbers barge in through the back, disable any way to contact the outside world, and then ransack everything - before distributing the stolen cash to local charities. It might be robbing from the rich to give to the poor - but the new DCI wants the burglars found. Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is not happy with this addition to her case load. There's already a lottery winner who's gone bankrupt, the homeless teenager she's taken in, the botched drugs raid, a trip to London with DC Archie Davey, and a man-mountain Serbian with a missing wife who's been pimping out young women.
Six billionaires' children are taken off the streets of London in a series of slickly well-executed kidnaps. The wealthy parents of the missing children know that Charles Boxer will do more than police can - but that doesn't mean the law will leave it to him. Intelligence agencies are all interested in the kidnaps because in each case the parents are related to people in power in the various countries involved.
Spring 1937. Maisie Dobbs is in Gibraltar, a garrison town teeming with refugees from the Spanish Civil War. Days after her arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar's Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on "the Rock" - arguably Britain's most important strategic territory - and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process.
Early 1938. Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service want Maisie to retrieve a British subject that the German government has agreed to release from prison - but only to a family member. But because the prisoner's wife is bedridden and the man's daughter dead in a car accident, and Maisie's striking resemblance to the dead daughter, she sets forth to Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. But her nemesis - the man she holds responsible for her husband's death - has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.