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Despite Rebecca's ex-husband Antoine's offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his popular cooking show, she suspects he is once again trying to butter her up - but the TV exposure for her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS, is too good to turn down. Then things take a shocking turn when the crew comes to Grand Lake to film in her shop, and Rebecca discovers Antoine's assistant electrocuted in a hotel bathtub.
Carl Morck leads Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything or anyone get in the way.
On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession swiftly bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty? Though happily retired from the police force, John Madden is persuaded to investigate the case afresh.
Ashland, Oregon, prepares for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Jules' team is whipping up crepes filled with mascarpone cheese and dark chocolate. But a rival, a world-famous chocalatier, has just turned up dead - right after sampling a slice of Jules' decadent four-layer chocolate cake.
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.
An assassination plot against the president and vice-president elect. A plan to invade Canada. A cold war super-weapon. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone must fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin. Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. for the inauguration.
When Sherlock Holmes turns down the case of persecuted Laura Shirley, Mrs Hudson, the landlady of Baker Street, and Mary Watson resolve to take on the investigation themselves. They enlist the assistance of the Baker Street Irregulars and the infamous Irene Adler and follow the trail of clues into the darkest corners of Whitechapel, where the feared Ripper supposedly still stalks.
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.
When Cleveland forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner notices a connection between the battered body of a young girl left in a cemetery and a career criminal shot in an alley, she must follow a trail no one else wants to see, picking up crumbs of evidence that no one else notices.
A promising young singer is found dead in a clearing in a forest, gruesomely murdered - her larynx cut out, and an antique music box placed carefully atop her body, playing a mysterious lullaby that sounds familiar, but that no one can quite place. Chief Inspector Odd Singsaker, of the Trondheim Police Department, still recovering from brain surgery, is called in to investigate.
The first target is Dallas, Texas. A deadly nerve gas called New Archangel is unleashed upon the City of Angels, claiming innocent lives, spreading nationwide panic, and fueling global fears of another attack. In the icy reaches of rural Alaska, special agent Jericho Quinn is enlisted to hunt down the man who created the bioweapon - a brilliant Russian scientist who is trying to defect and hiding in the Alaskan wilderness.
In a Durham boarding house at dawn, Pastor Ramsay Snow is murdered while he prays. Detective Inspector Erica Martin's investigation encounters a host of suspects all staying in the boarding house. Violet Snow, his daughter, who seems unsurprised by her father's murder. Sera Snow, his inscrutable wife. Her sister, Antonia, who was closer to the Pastor than anyone yet knows. And Fraser McKenzie, Snow's manager and best friend, who has his own dark secrets to hide.
Paisley MacGregor, a maid to the rich, made a dying request to send all of her wealthy employers on a first-class wake to spread her ashes around the world. But Amy has her suspicions about these "mourners," especially when one has a life-threatening "accident" at the first stop in Paris. And when a mysterious American stranger tagging along with the group has his ticket punched in the shadow of the Taj Mahal, Amy knows she may have a killer on her tour.
Journalist Linda Nardi is hard at work investigating the shadowy history of the Vatican Bank's involvement in Libya as Gaddafi's 42 year dictatorship begins to unravel. It is only a matter of time before Nardi's research and Michele Balistreri's investigative work as a police commissario bring them into contact. Together they unearth an unforgettable deadly conspiracy that goes to the top of Rome's power structure.
Winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award for Best Swedish Crime Novel in 2015. When a badly mutilated body is found in the waters of a large government-owned estate just outside of Stockholm, Detective Julia Gabrielsson is put on the case. Who is the deceased? And why has someone gone to such lengths to prevent the body from being identified?
The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall. Hours earlier he'd received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end. As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.
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.
1919. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in a Derbyshire woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace. During the war Myrtle worked as a volunteer nurse with Flora Winsmore, the local doctor's daughter, caring for badly wounded soldiers at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered in identical circumstances, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London.
Ex-CIA Court Gentry plans to find out why he was placed on an Agency kill list by getting his hands on the men who sent him on his last mission, Operation BACK BLAST. What he doesn't realize is that questions from his time as an American assassin are still reverberating in the U.S. intelligence community, and he's stumbled onto a secret that powerful people want kept under wraps. The result: everyone has Court in their crosshairs...
An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home - a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there's a suspect: charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found. Yet Stockholm homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson find nothing to suggest the man has the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer.
Summer 1881: the streets of Limehouse are thick with opium... and menace. At eighteen Kitty Peck has inherited Paradise, a sprawling criminal empire on the banks of the Thames. Determined to do things differently to her fearsome grandmother, she now realises that the past casts a long and treacherous shadow. Haunted by a terrible secret and stalked by a criminal cabal intent on humiliation and destruction, Kitty must fight for the future of everyone she cares for.
Gunther Kane and his white supremacist group are using forced prostitution to finance the purchase of automatic weapons. Kane snatches young women off the streets and sells them to hundreds of men. Physically recovered from being shot but struggling with PTSD, Tia Suarez almost doesn't believe her eyes when she glimpses a Hispanic teenager bound and gagged in the back of Kane's van.
The night after teenager Sashi Burgette vanished on her way to school, ex-con Dylan Reeves was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, three years later and just days from Reeves's execution, Sashi's mother tells Jack Swyteck that she had just received a phone call from Sashi.
Pakistan is torn apart by street riots, and Islamist terror groups are on the verge of toppling its shaky secular government. The CIA sends Pakistan expert David Haaris. But Haaris turns out to be an Islamist double-agent who beheads the president and attempts to bring the region's most horrendous terror groups to power and control of two hundred nukes. CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey must eliminate this threat.
FBI profiler Evelyn Baine is called in to investigate the disappearance of 17 year old Haley Cooke. The popular cheerleader appears to have no enemies, but Evelyn digs deeper discovering that everyone close to Haley has something to hide.
A body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin and identified as the director of Russia's Foundation for Advanced Nuclear Research, who is also a CIA asset. And the murder coincides with the defection of one of the CIA's upper-level officers. Traveling from Langley to Berlin and finally Moscow - working black without backup - analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker are up against their most formidable enemy yet.
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.
The Wiccan holiday of Candlemas is right around the corner, but when vandals target New Age gift shop Moonstone Treasures, the mood is far from festive. Frightening threats and accusations of witchcraft aimed at the owner have some Wiccan patrons calling it a hate crime. And when things escalate to murder, the community turns to family law attorney Keli. Keli wants to help - but can she do so and still keep her own Wiccan beliefs secret?
At twenty-two, Sylvie Carson has known a lifetime's worth of trouble. When she was a child, her baby brother was shot to death by a man named Preacher Eli, who is now out of prison and moving back to Alvin, Alabama. Leah, the town's only detective is concerned about Sylvie's mounting panic. Something in her gut tells her the girl might be a target after all.
On the side of a mountain in Sweden, six bodies have been found. Skeletons, more precisely. These bodies were buried a long time ago. And for Sebastian Bergman that just makes the investigation into who they are, who killed them, and why, even more complex.
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.
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.
Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.
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.
Detective Esa Khattak, head of Canada's Community Policing Section, handles minority-sensitive cases across all levels of law enforcement. He is asked by Canada's national security team to "investigate" the murder of an informant within a terrorist cell. He is to make sure that no connection either to the terrorists or the anti-terrorists comes to light. But Esa has different ideas.
London, the reign of Henry VIII. London alchemist Bianca Goddard and her husband John are delighted to share in the glad fortune of their friend, Boisvert, the silversmith, who is to wed Odile, the wealthy widow of a goldsmith. But a pall is cast over the upcoming nuptials when the body of a pregnant woman is found beneath the bell tower of St. Vedast, the very church where the betrothed are to be married. Tragedy strikes again at the couple's reception, when Odile suddenly drops dead in the middle of the wedding feast.
WINNER 2013 EDGAR BEST NOVEL. Boston, 1926. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba.
Siiri and Irma are best friends and the queen bees of Sunset Grove, a retirement community. When their comfortable world is suddenly upturned by a suspicious death at Sunset Grove, the two are shocked into doing something about it. The trouble is, beneath Sunset Grove's calm facade, there is more going on than meets the eye, and Siiri and Irma soon discover far more than they bargained for...
Sal, Max, and Enzo Bruschetti have made crime pay over a lifetime. Now, however, Max has decided, for reasons of health, that it is time the family retired. But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschetti brothers planning changes to their organization, including the murder of a man in London who knows too much, he makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the Bruschetti's intended victim, and the brothers' plans begin to unravel.
An unnamed American spy who hopes to avenge his father, who was laughed out of Headquarters years earlier, seeks to form an alliance with the beautiful daughter of a famous Argentinian revolutionary. Her parents also met a terrible fate at the hands of the government. But as his purposes become further entwined with hers, and that of a Russian embassy official he meets through Luz's connections, the spy finds himself caught in a perilous web of passions, affiliations, and lies that spans three continents and stretches back to the Cold War.
London milliner Vivian Tremont is in Paris to teach a hat-making class. But she also hopes to find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago and have their marriage annulled. William Graham has a glamorous job as an insurance investigator who works with priceless pieces of art, most recently a small Renoir that has been discovered in a junk shop. But when both Will and the masterpiece suddenly disappear, it's up to Viv and her American cousin to follow the trail of clues.
Stan's mom, Patricia, is engaged to Frog Ledge's mayor, Tony Falco. Mayor Falco's dogged ambition isn't popular among locals, but it's his executive coach, Eleanor Chang, who has inspired a dangerous grudge. When Eleanor is found dead, there is a whole pack of suspects to choose from. Stan has first-hand experience of Eleanor's unsavory business tactics. But finding out who forced her to take a fatal plunge off the corporate ladder means unearthing some shady secrets...and a killer who's too close for comfort.
When a pleasant afternoon's bicycling through Golden Gate Park with a friend ends with the revelation of threatening letters, followed by a gunshot in a mansion garden, Sabina Carpenter knows this is a case that demands her immediate and undivided attention.
Producers have come up with an all-new reality TV show set in a haunted castle in Golden, California. Georgia and nine other contestants will need to solve the mystery of a teenage girl who disappeared at the castle in 1960. Except there's one rather substantial problem waiting for everyone when they arrive: one of the contestants is found drowned at the bottom of the castle's empty pool.
Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild, who is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing.
One night, travel writer Will Rhodes is on assignment in the wine region of Argentina, and a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can't refuse. Soon Will's bad choices and dark secrets take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland.
60-year-old widower Dan Chase appears to be a harmless retiree in Vermont. But 35 years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong. And, as a result, someone still wants him dead. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.
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.
Applegate, Ireland. Marcus Dillon finds himself on trial for killing Charles Hanratty, and the only chance he has is the testimony of his childhood friend Sash. 15 years ago they broke into Hanratty's house and Sash has to decide whether she can tell the whole world about what happened to her and Marcus all those years ago. And then there's Lana, Sash's sister, who has Asperger's syndrome. Lana knows the difference between right and wrong. She sees things. She remembers them. Someone just needs to ask her the right questions.
To protect a former army colleague on the run from brutal assassins, Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist, a crime that leads back to the most powerful figures in the U.S. government. From the haunted ruins of a plantation in the deep South to the beachheads of a savage civil war in Trinidad, Tucker and his war dog Kane pursue the truth behind a mystery that leads back to World War II.
Snowden Family Clambake Company proprietor Julia Snowden and her mother, Jacqueline, are hunkered down for the winter when a mysterious package arrives, containing an enormous black diamond necklace that once belonged to Julia's great-grandmother and disappeared in the 1920s. Who could have sent it - and why? Julia's search for clues takes her on a perilous journey through her mother's troubled family history.
Sarah's friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer's purchase, arriving just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife. But before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else - and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.
Swanton Morley, the People's Professor, once again sets off in his Lagonda to continue his history of England, the County Guides. Stranded in the market town of Appleby after a tragic rail crash, Morley, his daughter Miriam and his assistant, Stephen Sefton, find themselves drawn into a world of country fairs, gypsy lore and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. When a woman's body is discovered at an archaeological dig, for Morley there's only one possible question: could it be murder?
When the head of immigration is shot dead, no one can account for the mysterious child-size fingerprints at the scene. Swedish prosecutor Jana Berzelius, young and brilliant but emotionally cold, is not swayed by the devious widow or threats of blackmail. Then, on a nearby shore, the drug-riddled body of a young teen is found along with a murder weapon.
Three vintage Maigret novels by legendary mystery author Georges Simenon One of the world 's most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. MY FRIEND MAIGRET, INSPECTOR CADAVER, and MAIGRET AND THE MAN ON THE BOULEVARD.
Sinister "accidents" threaten the Tour de Rock, a thousand-kilometer cycle ride to raise money for children's cancer. Spurred by her young nephew's leukemia, RCMP Corporal Danutia Dranchuk has signed up as a rider but soon finds herself investigating. Events take a startling turn when people closest to Danutia become caught up in a web of speculation and murder that she seems powerless to untangle.
Kate Priddy, a London art student, does a temporary apartment swap with Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston. When she arrives in Beacon Hill she learns that her next door neighbour there, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. Evidence mounts that her cousin may have been involved, but when she reaches out to Corbin he proclaims his innocence. Then she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment - and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is.
A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan, and complicit in the attack is a government official of an allied nation. When one member of the counterterrorist Taskforce sets out to avenge his brother's death, his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce's activities, but also destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan is brought in to eliminate the risk and is forced to choose between his friend and the administration he's sworn to protect.
15-year-old Oscar Drai is missing from his Barcelona boarding for seven days. While exploring an old quarter of the City he meets the strange Marina. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o'clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave. Oscar and Marina decide to follow her.
DI Helen Grace has been framed for murder. HMP Holloway is a place of dark days and long nights with dangers at every turn. Despised by the inmates and reviled by the guards, Helen must face her nightmare alone. And then a carefully mutilated body is found in a locked cell. Now Helen must find a ruthless serial killer. Before the killer finds her.
Casey and Deputy Will Anders get stranded in a blizzard while they're tracking a runner from the town. Seeking shelter in a cave, they stumble across a woman who has been imprisoned in a deep well. Nicole Chavez - whom everybody thought had run away from town and died in the woods more than a year earlier - is alive. Barely. But she can't identify her captor: she's never seen his face. Was she taken by one of the hostiles who inhabit the wilderness around the town? Or is Casey facing something even worse?
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.
When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle. There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment--to eat bacon baps--but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen.
Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable - passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Wells will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison.
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 war 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.
When Logan West, a former Marine officer, impulsively answers a dead man's ringing phone, he triggers a global race against the clock to track down an unknown organization searching for an Iraqi artifact that is central to a planned attack in the Middle East, one that will draw the United States into a major conflict with Iran.
Mallory hopes to unveil her new B&B just in time for her first ceremony as a wedding planner. The renovations to Thistle Park - the mansion she inherited in small-town Port Quincy, Pennsylvania - are almost complete. But what Mallory didn't plan on is the bride's aunt being poisoned at the wedding tasting and her perfect venue becoming a crime scene.
In England a housewife is shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window. The dead woman, Sofie Parker, was a Danish citizen missing for two decades, so Louise Rick is called on to the case. Then, in an unexpected twist, the police discover that Sofie had been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik, Louise Rick's police colleague and lover. Impulsive as ever, Eik rushes to England, and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie's murder.
When the owner of Polly's Cake Shop announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity and organize to run it as a community venture. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fraught with petty power struggles, clashing personalities and monstrous egos. Then she and Carole come across a badly-decomposed body on Fethering beach and uncover a link to Polly's.
When the India Office seeks help in finding Maharajah Narayan, they call upon the expertise of renowned amateur detective Kate Shackleton to investigate. But soon a missing persons case turns into murder. Shot through the heart, Narayan's body has obviously not been in the woods overnight. Who brought it here, and from where? And what happened to the hugely valuable diamond that was in the Maharajah's possession?
Diana Jager is a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet. Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow...
Olivia Randall is one of New York City's best criminal defense lawyers. When she gets the phone call informing her that her former fiancee, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide--and that one of the victims was connected to his wife's murder--there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him--and why?
Giverny, France. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jerome Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens, where Monet painted his famous Water Lilies.
During the construction of a new road to the Swiss border in the mountains above Lake Como, the remains of a young man are unearthed on the powerful Cappelletti family's property. On the case is Stefania Valenti, forty-five, divorced with a young daughter, and a brilliant, determined police inspector. Her investigation takes her back to World War II and deep into the history of the region, a place that during the war attracted smugglers, deserters, secret agents, and fleeing Jews.
Andrew Crowther, a wealthy retired manufacturer, is found dead in his seat on the 12.30 flight from Croydon to Paris. We live with the killer at every stage, from the first thoughts of murder to the strains and stresses of living with its execution. And, seen from the criminal's perspective, a mild-mannered Inspector by the name of French is simply another character who needs to be dealt with.
On a beautiful morning in mid-May, the body of a young woman is found in one of Notting Hill's private gardens. Lead detective, DI Kerry Boatman, turns to Gemma James for help. Gemma soon discovers that Reagan's death is the second tragedy in this exclusive London park; a few months before, a young boy died in a tragic accident. But when still another of the garden residents meets a violent end, it becomes clear that there are more sinister forces at play.
Former MI6 officer Thomas Kell is offered an unexpected chance to strike at the Kremlin. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy who is in possession of a terrifying secret. As Kell tracks his man from Moscow to London, he finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse in which it becomes increasingly difficult to know who is playing whom.
Holly and her grandmother, Oma, are working their tails off to prepare the Sugar Maple Inn for an upcoming matchmaking event for pet owners. While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter's heart. Unfortunately, one man Holly does meet is cold - dead cold - and he has a personal letter from Oma in his pocket.
Serge A. Storms decides to shoot his own remake of episodes of Route 66. With Coleman riding shotgun, Serge is rolling down the highway of his dreams in a vintage silver convertible Corvette just like the snazzy car Martin Milner drove. But then the two get wind of someone trying to tilt the odds in the state lottery, with every shark in Florida starting to circle.
This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world's most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction.
On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing. In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness. Detective Inspector Beau Callanach has barely set foot in his new office when Elaine's missing persons case is escalated to a murder investigation.
Book editor Samantha Clair is off to lunch with her old friend, art dealer Aidan Merriam. Humming merrily until she learns that his partner has just been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. Could anything be worse? Oh yes, the police investigation is being led by Detective-Inspector Jake Field, who just happens to be Sam's new boyfriend. And Aidan, who just happens to be Sam's ex-boyfriend, wants her help.
Hannah is thrilled that her fiance will be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It's nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it's even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn's walk-in cooler - before he's even had a chance to taste Hannah's Butterscotch Sugar Cookies!
Erin and Roisin were once friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now, Roisin has discovered a secret Erin has kept for over a decade and she's determined to make Erin pay for her lies. When Roisin suddenly disappears, suspicion soon lands on Erin. She would do anything to protect her family, but just how far is she willing to go when time is running out?
Homicide detective Frank Bennett's new partner is dark, beautiful, coldly efficient Eden Archer. He doesn't know what to make of her, or her brother Eric, who is also on the police force. Their methods are unusual. But when a graveyard full of large steel toolboxes filled with body parts is found at the bottom of Sydney harbor, unusual is the least of their worries. For Eden and Eric, the case holds chilling links to a scarred childhood - and the murderer who raised them. For Frank, each clue brings him closer to something he's not sure he wants to face.
Roy Cooper arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake has knocked out cell service, buckled the freeways, and thrown L.A. into chaos. Roy doesn't know who Shine is or why he has to die, but he does his job and does it well. Except for one thing: after the hit, Roy can't find where he parked his car. And that is when he stumbles upon a jogger getting mugged and beaten by four young gangbangers.
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.
Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running in the upcoming mayoralty race. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames - with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn't convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder.
Recently retired private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, socialite Hope Babbin, are in Maine to attend a week-long master cooking class. The picturesque Victorian-era Oquossoc Mountain Inn's tranquility is shattered by the arrival of a group of rude and imperious Hollywood one-percenters. After a suspicious late-night fire is brought under control, the charred body of one of them is found in the ashes.
It begins when Justine's daughter withdraws, after her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. Justine begs the principal to reconsider, only to be told that George hasn't been expelled. Because there is, and was, no George. As she searches for answers, the anonymous calls begin - a stranger, who insists that she and Justine share a traumatic past and a guilty secret. And then the caller threatens her life.
A young couple discover human remains buried in the garden of their new house: could this be the resting place of 14-year-old Amanda Knight, who disappeared from the same garden two decades before, and was never seen again?
On their one year wedding anniversary, Fiona and Annie return home from a trip together to discover that their poignant proposal video has been posted on YouTube and is on the verge of going viral. As some of the attention starts to turn vicious, Fiona pulls in an old friend, private investigator Jane Lawless, to help separate the harmless threats from the potentially harmful. And then, when a murder occurs and Annie and Fiona are both suspects, it's up to Jane to prove their innocence.
15 year old Kevin Pearce left Brighton after he and his buddy Bobby Scales committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Bobby stayed to face the music. 16 years later Kevin, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, learns that his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. And suddenly he's headed home - to protect a friend and the secret they share.
What happens when an old spook loses his mind? River Cartwright's grandfather, a Cold War-era operative, starts to forget to wear pants and begins to suspect everyone in his life has been sent by the Home Office to watch him. But River has other things to worry about. A bomb has detonated in the middle of a busy shopping center and killed forty innocent civilians. The agents of Slough House have to figure out who is behind this act of terror before the situation escalates.
Mississippi librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat Diesel are on their guard. Oscar Reilly, the new director at the Athena College library, is on a mission to cut costs and has set his sights on the archive and rare book collection. Reilly's also out to replace Charlie's fiery friend Melba with someone younger, but his biggest offense is declaring all four-legged creatures banned from the stacks. With enemies aplenty, the suspect list is long when Reilly's body is discovered in the library, but incriminating evidence throws suspicion on Melba.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. But despite all precautions, Cara is taken, and now Eve must hunt down the very people who want to kill her and keep her guessing each step of the way.
Ari Thor Arason is a rookie policeman on his first posting, a remote fishing village in Northern Iceland. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life.
Thalia Mars, nearly one hundred years old, convinces Alex to meet with her. What she wants from him are answers to unsettling questions about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her questions, she promises to tell all during their next session. But, of course, there is no next session. She is dead. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and Milo Sturgis begin to peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life.
When the IRS is tasked with assisting the border patrol in pursuing unscrupulous "coyotes" who've transported illegal immigrants across the border, Tara finds herself at odds. Not only must she investigate Brett Ellington, her old flame whose landscaping business employs such workers, but now Tara has to convice her new romantic partner in crime, Nick Pratt, that she doesn't still carry a torch for Brett.
Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani, murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison. When the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help.
Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town - and his victims all look like her. It could, of course, be a simple coincidence. Or maybe not. She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer? Or is the truth something far more sinister?
Louise Elton comes into Hap and Leonard's PI office to tell them that the police have killed her son, Jamar. The official story is that Jamar got in a fight and is killed in the projects by local hoods. But it doesn't add up. he was a straight A student, destined for better things, until he began to ask too many questions about the racist police force.
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.
David Slaton thought he had disappeared. So when an assault team strikes, he is taken by surprise. He kills one man and manages to escape. Meanwhile, in the baleful heat of the Amazon, an obscure air cargo company purchases a derelict airliner. Teams of mechanics work feverishly to make the craft airworthy. But on the first flight, the jet plunges toward the ocean.
Kate loves her life. At forty-four, she's happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. But a single passionate encounter with another man leads to nightmare. Not long after the affair, a masked man barges into the cafe Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing an assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy is the first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate just how grave the consequences of one mistake can be.
Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland. She sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. As she prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client. Emma Brauer is a woman accused in the "mercy killing" of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she's innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father's death. When Paul's young assistant Sofia is murdered, Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma's fears are well-grounded.
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.
Both of Gregory McDonald's kidnapping novels in one volume. Two precocious eight-year-old boys...two teams of kidnappers, in way over their heads...two opportunities for mayhem, danger, and the trenchant social satire. Toby Rinaldi, son of a U.N. Ambassador, is kidnapped on his way to a California amusement park. And Robby Burnes, orphaned son of British nobility, is snatched on the snowy streets of New York City.
Hazel, daughter of the host of a conspiracy TV show, wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.
When the mutilated body of Mayra Cabral de Melo, a well-known stripper, is found by the side of a dusty road, detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta is haunted by one steamy night he spent in her generous company. So begins an investigation that will bring him ever closer to the murderous world of the narcos, who are waging a war of bloody attrition against the Mexican state.
Relief pitcher/private investigator Johnny Adcock is approached by Tiff Tate, the femme-fatale stylist responsible for half the looks in Major League Baseball, from Brian Wilson's beard to Big Papi's gold ropes. Her new client, the rookie phenom Yonel Ruiz, has been threatened by a cartel of smugglers.
On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo riverbank, a young man named Nishikawa stumbles on a dead body, beside which lies a gun. From the moment Nishikawa decides to take the gun, the world around him blurs. Knowing he possesses the weapon brings an intoxicating sense of purpose to his dull university life. But he can't stop thinking about the gun and the four bullets loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his focus is consumed by one idea: that possessing the gun is no longer enough - he must fire it.
Nowadays Siobhan O'Sullivan, along with her five siblings, runs the family bistro named for their mother. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O'Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned, it's up to feisty redheaded Siobhan to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands, intent on stopping the traditional whale hunts or grindadrap, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. Then a woman is found murdered only hours after a violent confrontation at a whale drive. For Faroese detective Hjalti Hentze and DI Jan Reyna the case quickly exposes personal connections and conflicts of interest.
When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer - before he strikes again.
Shan Tao Yun has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. But he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and that the Commission is being used as a tool to whitewash Tibet's self-immolation protests as acts of crime and terrorism. Shan faces an impossible dilemma when the Public Security officer who runs the Commission, Major Ren, orders the imprisoned Lokesh beaten to coerce Shan into following Beijing's script for the Commission.
When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch discovers the bombing was a calculated strike against the ranks of law enforcement. But still more shocking revelations await, as Pitt's inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament hoping for a lucrative business deal, a high-ranking police officer with secrets to keep, and an aristocratic opium addict seeking murderous revenge.
Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby - even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder.
As NYPD Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman - dazed, naked, and bloody - suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. The brilliant orthopedic surgeon now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied.
As Dr. Mike Scanlon operates on a wounded soldier in a war-torn country, his wife Chloe dies at home in the suburbs, in an apparent household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart. His medical practice is in jeopardy, and he is a complete stranger to the only family he has left - his precious baby girl. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.
It's January, and the Star City Film Festival has taken the Utah ski resort town by storm. Movie stars are everywhere. When cinema's hottest superhero, Matt Bane, enters The Rescued Word to buy some personalized notecards, it's hard for Clare not to be starstruck. But when she sees the police arrest the affable actor for murdering his sister, Clare is convinced that he's totally wrong for that role.
Delaney Nichols takes a job at The Cracked Spine, a legendary Edinburgh bookshop. But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact, a Shakespeare First Folio, goes missing from the shop. Then Delaney learns that the sister of her new boss, Edwin, has been brutally murdered, seemingly in connection to the stolen folio.
The aristocratic Charles Bromley believes that his wife is in danger, as she has refused an offer to sell the Moonstone, a fabulous diamond that has been in her family for generations, but which is said to be cursed. When a jeweller is found murdered, it seems as if the Moonstone deserves its reputation. Then the diamond is stolen, and Holmes and Vernier must try to unravel a mystery centuries in the making.
[BC author]. Toni Murphy had a life full of typical teenage complications: a boyfriend, Ryan, whom she adored; a strained relationship with her parents; and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her suffer. Things weren't easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one night - and Toni and Ryan were convicted of the murder.
Hamelin, Vermont, is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish-themed games - and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn's ScotShop. And her fourteenth-century ghostly companion, Dirk, has been indispensable, keeping an eye out for shoplifters and matching customer's family names to their clan plaid. Adding to the chaos is Big Willie, a longtime champion of the games, but not everyone is happy to have him in town. So when he misses the first event of the weekend, Peggy senses something is awry. After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room, the victim of a bagpipe-related crime, Peggy decides it's up to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer - because another death would really blow...
One Army geologist is kidnapped on U.S. soil. Two nuclear plants are attacked in a matter of days. No American is safe from the next, and final, wave of terror. Enter Jake Mahegan, a Delta Force veteran on the most important mission of his life. If he fails, our nation falls.
Emmy has moved to the coastal town of Rock Point, Oregon, and is starting a kite business. Her spirits are soaring sky-high the morning of the grand opening - until she stumbles upon a dead man washed up on the beach. The body belongs to local chef Miles Logan, and the gash across his chest indicates he's been murdered. The sheriff suspects Emmy's best friend, Avery, who used to date the chef.
November 1919. A group of English officers celebrate the end of the war with a motorcar race from Paris to Nice. But in the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured. No one knows - or will admit to knowing - which driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar. Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Inspector Rutledge tries to connect it to the earlier accident.
Erica has returned to Otter Lake, New Hampshire, only to discover that her mom has rented the lodge to a reality TV show. The wealthy but awful Boatright brood have been summoned here by their patriarch because - so he says - one of them wants to kill him. When the power fails, it's lights out for the patriarch. Now, marooned with a murdered millionaire and his feuding family, it's up to Erica to take the killer by storm.
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...
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. Because the prisoner's wife is dead and the man's daughter bedridden, and Maisie bears a 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.
OK, she probably shouldn't have taken money from a mysterious eccentric to solve a theft, given that she's not a detective, and that she is sometimes outwitted by puzzles in children's video games. She probably shouldn't have stolen bags of trash from a potential murder suspect. Arguably - just arguably, mind you - it may have been unwise to cos-play at an event where she was likely to be shot at. But sometimes you just have to take some chances, right? And maybe things do get a little unfortunate. What of it?
[BC author]. Henry Devereaux Twyst, 18th Duke of Chellingworth, retains a book restorer to tackle much-needed repairs to his library. The antiquarian also runs the Crooks and Cooks bookshop with his daughter local TV celebrity chef, The Curious Cook. When the book restorer mentions some strange shenanigans going on at the book shop, Dowager Duchess Althea brings the case to her colleagues at the WISE Enquiries Agency.
A struggling 36-year-old photographer returns to seaside Santa Sofia, California and enters a bread making class at Yeast of Eden. Whether it's the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with owner Olaya Solis and her sisters, Ivy just knows the missing ingredients in her life are hidden among the secrets of Olaya's bakery. But Ivy's spirits crumble when a missing classmate is suddenly discovered dead in her car, riddled with stab wounds. Even more devastating, the prime suspects are the sisters themselves.
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is granted an unexpected reprieve on the eve of his execution for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars - guilty or not - a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger - and more sinister - than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance.
John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Now military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father - a legendary three-star now debilitated with a deepening senility - and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie. Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.
The eight-year-old boy had vanished from the car and had been replaced by a note on the steering wheel: You don't love him. Across Exmoor children begin to disappear, each disappearance marked only by a terse, accusatory note. There are no explanations, no ransom demands, and no hope. Policeman Jonas Holly faces a precarious journey into the warped mind of the kidnapper if he is to stand any chance of catching him.
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.
A six-year-old girl is found in the countryside, hanging lifeless from a tree and dressed in strange doll's clothes. Around her neck is a sign that says "I'm traveling alone." Veteran Oslo police investigator Holger Munch re-opens a special homicide unit and recruits the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Kruger, who has been living on an isolated island, overcome by memories of her past. When Mia views a photograph of the crime scene and spots the number "1" carved into the dead girl's fingernail, she knows this is only the beginning.
Even pet sitter Daphne Templeton, who has a soft spot for strays and misfits, doesn't like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne's sister, Piper - Steve's latest wronged girlfriend.
One of the delegates to Amsterdam's big Earth 2050 conference is left for dead under a bypass. Ever curious, Pieter Posthumus agrees to look into the case, which sparks memories of his own time as a student radical. Amsterdam has always attracted people with fierce views... but is someone willing to kill for their principles? Or did the attack have a much more personal motive?
He's a serial killer, a murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. But he's always stuck to his story, that he's innocent and wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate, and more importantly, to write his story. At first Maggie, a barrister and true-crime writer, is reluctant to even acknowledge his requests, ignoring his letters. But eventually even she can't resist his lure.
A small cabal of senior military officers and civilian security officials in the Indian government have decided to strike at Pakistan's ally China. The group has secretly obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads and torpedos from a renegade Russian arms merchant, which will be delivered covertly by INS Chakra. Girish Samant, until recently the captain of Chakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and seeks aid from an old enemy, Jerry Mitchell, skipper of the USS North Dakota, Jerry Mitchell.
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.
The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered. Now Joe knows they're coming after him and his family. He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare - and wait for them to make the first move.
Baker Winnie Johnson, owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau, Jay Morgan, expresses misgivings over having to fail one of his fourth-year students, Winnie cooks up a sweet solution. She'll offer an extra credit opportunity in exchange for a little help with her growing business. But when her protege's first dessert delivery poisons a student journalist, the publicity threatens to burn Winnie's business to a crisp.
Police Inspector Odd Singsaker has been captured, imprisoned on an island off the Northern coast of Norway. He wakes to find himself holding a shotgun. Next to him is a corpse. But what events led him to this point? And how did he get here? A few weeks earlier, Felicia, his wife, disappeared. Though he didn't know it, she was trying to find her way back to Odd to reconcile, but then she vanished into a snowstorm. Possibly involved is a corrupt, coldblooded cop from Oslo, a devious college student who has stolen a great deal of cocaine from drug dealers, and a hit man hired by the drug dealers who have been robbed. All of these lives intersect with Odd's as he searches for Felicia.
Two weeks before Lucy Kincaid and Sean Rogan are to wed, a surprise visitor shows up at their door. It is Eden, Sean's estranged sister from Europe. Lucy invites Eden to stay with them, but her boss, SSA Noah Armstrong, begins a quiet investigation of Eden and her elusive twin, Liam. He's certain that, since they're both thieves, they're here for a job or a heist.
85 years after THE FLOATING ADMIRAL, 14 authors from the current membership of the Detection Club have produced a new collaborative mystery. The arrival of a television documentary team at the pub known as The Admiral finds the pub's landlord dead in his tethered dinghy.
The desperate departure of his fugitive brother has left Chief Inspector Jejeune rattled, and those around him nursing lingering suspicions. When evidence surfaces that may prove his brother's innocence, Jejeune decides to take a leave of absence to pursue it. But his replacement looks as if he may want the position to be more than temporary.
To kick off a winter writing retreat, Cat and her handyman boyfriend, Seth, escort the aspiring authors to a nearby ski resort. But instead of hitting the slopes, they hit the bar - and before long, a tipsy romance novelist named Christina is keeping herself warm with a local ski bum who might have neglected to tell her about his upcoming wedding. Next thing Cat knows, her uncle, the town sheriff, informs her that the young man's been found dead in a hot tub - and Christina shows up crying and covered in blood.
Catering a trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museum curators, and private collectors will be there to sip some of Theo's best blends. Unfortunately, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems on display, and then disappear almost as quickly as they arrived - leaving a dead body in their wake.
A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. Now Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically, what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend?
Winter 1917: As a generation of Europe's young men perish on the Eastern and Western fronts, British spy Jack McColl is assigned a sabotage mission deep in Central Asia, where German influence is strong. As he quickly realizes, the mission only becomes more dangerous the closer he gets to its heart. Meanwhile, the woman he loves, Irish-American suffragette journalist Caitlin Hanley, is in Bolshevik Russia, thrilled to have the chance to cover the Revolution.
Sweden, 1855. There's been a massacre on one of Lapland's mountains: a priest, a law enforcement officer, and a local settler have been slaughtered by one of the indigenous Sami people. The murderer is in custody, but he refuses to talk. The Minister of Justice dispatches his son-in-law, a geologist, to investigate, as there is another reason to visit the mountain -- its rich mineral deposits have never been exploited.
London, November 1965. One Saturday evening, American star Iolanthe Green finishes a performance, walks out onto the Charing Cross Road and disappears. At first everybody cares where she went - and then nobody does. A diverse group of emigre Londoners - an Irish policeman, a Turkish coffee house owner and a Jamaican accountant - are drawn together to search for a woman who is quickly being forgotten. They are led by Iolanthe's dresser, Anna Treadway - a woman who knows quite a bit about reinvention - and together they will travel into a world of underground music clubs, back street abortionists, seaside ghost towns and police brutality.
Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.
1942. As the ocean liner Normandie burns in the harbour, Woodrow Cain arrives in New York City from a small North Carolina town and takes a job with the NYPD. It's on the job that Cain comes in contact with a man who calls himself Danziger. Though he has the appearance of a crackpot, he appears to be the one person who can help Cain identify a body just found floating in the Hudson River. And he knows much more than the mere identity of the floating corpse. For one thing, he knows how the dead man was involved in New York City's Little Deutschland, where swastikas were proudly displayed just months before.
Jessica is in Manhattan to attend the debut of new designer Xandr Ebon - formerly Sandy Black of Cabot Cove. He's introducing his evening wear collection to the public and - more important - to the industry's powers that be: the stylists, magazine editors, buyers, and wealthy clientele who can make or break him. At the show, the glitz and glamour are dazzling until a young model shockingly collapses and dies.
1941. Mathieu, a leader of the French Resistance, leads his cell in helping downed British airmen escape back to England. In his covert network are Lisette, a 17-year-old student and courier; Max de Lyon, an arms dealer turned nightclub owner; Chantal, a woman of class and confidence; Daniel, a Jewish teacher fueled by revenge; Joelle, who falls in love with Mathieu; and Annemarie, a willful aristocrat with deep roots in France, and a desire to act. As the German military police heighten surveillance, Mathieu and his team face a new threat, dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all.
When a renowned theater director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls in Nero Wolfe. Wolfe turns to his faithful assistant, Archie Goodwin, to impersonate a journalist in order to speak to the cast. Though Goodwin's conversations prove unfruitful, on his last day at the theater, the director is murdered in his soundproof booth, poisoned by an unseen culprit during an evening performance. And Archie is now a suspect.
After a Deptford dockworker discovers the body of a dead woman. Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross investigates but can find no witness to the murder of the well-dressed, middle-aged woman. Meanwhile, Ben's wife Lizzie reluctantly agrees to visit the debt collector in Deptford for family friend Edgar Wellings, who has a gambling addiction and no way to repay his debts. But when she arrives she finds her husband is investigating the murder of the woman in question. Edgar, it turns out, was the last man to see the victim alive and he had good reason to want her dead.
Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruth's old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters.
Los Angeles's most talented burglar, Junior Bender, is in the middle of stealing one of the world's rarest stamps from a professional killer when his luck suddenly turns sour. It takes an unexpected assist to get him out alive, but his escape sets off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming, and escalating crime. By the time Junior is forced to commit his third burglary of the week - in the impregnable fortress that's home to the ruthless studio mogul called King Maybe - he's beginning to wish he'd just let the killer take a crack at him.
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.
Julia Gooden remembers nothing about the worst night of her life. Thirty years ago, her nine-year-old brother Ben - the person who promised he would always protect her - was abducted from the room they shared. And now, on the anniversary of Ben's disappearance, Julia's worst fears are realized when her two-year-old son, Will, is snatched from his bed. Convinced that the crimes are related, Julia tries to piece together memories from her final day with Ben.
Roger McGeary, a brilliant software engineer, has gifted himself with an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, the incident is quickly declared a suicide. Only his maiden aunt, a tough-as-nails woman who runs a race horse refuge, refuses to take case closed for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.
In an attempt to save their marriage, Nina Borg and her husband traveled to a beach resort in the Philippines for a dream vacation. Only now, six months later, does Nina begin to understand the devastating repercussions of that trip - repercussions that have followed her home across the globe to Denmark. On an icy winter day, she is attacked outside the grocery store. As Nina tries to trace the origin of sinister messages she's received, she realizes the attempt on her life must be linked to events in Manila, and to three young men whose dangerous friendship started in medical school.
Funeral home owner Emma Lee's own sister, Charlotte, refuses to believe that Emma is a "Betweener", one who helps ghosts of the murdered stuck between here and hereafter. Only once she gets them justice can they go on. In fact, the two sisters have not gotten along since Charlotte left the family business for the competition. Now Emma Lee is relieved to see Charlotte back home to make nice. Until she realizes her usually snorting, sarcastic, family-ditching sister is a ghost.
On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. Immediately, she calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD, now working for the local Greenbury Police. The police soon realize that they're likely dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate. And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker knows this isn't just a one-off murder case.
It is 1956 and Bernie is at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat when author W. Somerset Maugham asks him to fill the fourth seat at a regular bridge game at the Villa Mauresque. Maugham, Bernie learns, is being blackmailed, perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle - or perhaps because once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British secret service, and the people now blackmailing him are spies.
Retired detective T.J. Peterson is working the table scraps that his former partner, Danny Little, sometimes throws his way. Then a former lover re-enters Peterson's life and begs him to find her daughter, an addict who knows too much about the local drug trade for her own safety. The search Peterson down into the hell of it all, deep into the underworld of crack houses, contract killing, money laundering, and crooked professionals doubling down on their investments of black money.
Eva and the residents of Knox Plantation are excited about the activities planned for the Farm Family Fare, a weekend of tours, exhibitions, music, tastings, and, most importantly, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs from the Chow Network. The enthusiasm, however, begins to dribble away after one of the star chefs goes missing - and is later found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck.
As a liberal young man in East Texas, Hap Collins is discovering his passion for two-fisted justice in a redneck world. Leonard Pine black, gay, and the ultimate outsider is already fighting his own battles against racists and bullies. So when Hap sees Leonard demolishing an angry mob with his fists (and taunts), it's immediately clear that these two young men have a lot in common.
[Vancouver author]. She was a forgotten girl, a runaway found murdered on the High Line train through the northern Rocky Mountains and, with little local interest, put into a dead file. When Stevens and Windermere of the joint FBI-BCA violent crime force stumble upon the case, they discover a horror far greater than anyone expected - a string of murders on the High Line, all of them young women drifters whom no one would notice.
Berlin, 1963. The knowledge that Joe Wilderness gained of Berlin's underworld while working the black market just after World War II will prove useful to Queen and country now that the city has become the epicenter of the Cold War, dividing the world in two with its wall. Now Wilderness is to oversee the exchange of captured spies between Russian and Britain -- but his black market nous hasn't diminished. There's money to be made and ten thousand bottles of fine Bordeaux that Wilderness hasn't forgotten about.
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.
Kidnapped as teenagers, the children of a famous movie star are now media darlings after a miraculous escape. Now the twins are opening an over-the-top B and B on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, competing with Bea Cartwright's own beloved inn. The other members of the League - Chandra, Kate, and Luella - are turning scarlet. But when local realtor Vivian Frisk is found murdered, and the suspects include Chandra, who lost her beau to the frisky Vivian, the Ladies rally to her defense.
On day 4 of the Caribbean cruise, the ship stops dead without warning. Electricity and communications are cut off. Smoke pours out of the engine room. The passengers and crew have no way to call for help and are stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Supplies soon run low, the toilets stop working and a virus plagues the ship, but when the body of a woman is discovered in her cabin, irritation escalates to panic. There's a murderer on board The Beautiful Dreamer...and maybe something worse.
Brigid Quinn has been forced to return to her Florida hometown to answer two very different calls for help. One is from her mother, summoning her to her ill father's hospital bed; the other is from Laura Coleman, the protege/colleague who helped her catch the Highway 66 serial killer. Coleman is tirelessly pursuing the acquittal of Marcus Creighton, a death row inmate convicted of murdering his wife and three children, and due for execution in a few days time.
The Casey wedding has left wedding chef Bel McGrath with ten thousand greenbacks in the hole, a missing staff member, and a dead groom. What begins as local town fodder for an episode of Wedding Gone Wild is turning into Gangsters with Guns. With the Casey family spiraling out of control, and billable McGrath hours being lost by the minute, Bel is definitely in too deep. With all these shenanigans, she barely has time to obsess over her new boyfriend and her own unsolved mystery from years ago.
Belfast 1988: A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.
DI Alex Morrow and her team have been shadowing a woman suspected of being involved in a large drug-smuggling and money-laundering operation. But then she disappears, leaving her partner and her two children. Meanwhile, in the nearby picturesque town of Helensburgh, Iain Fraser has just killed a woman under orders from the infamous Mark Barratt. As he struggles with the guilt, Miss Grierson, a former scout leader who left the sleepy seaside town decades ago, has returned. Allegedly she's back to sort out her recently deceased mother's estate, but Iain suspects she has an ulterior motive.
Paris, 19th arrondissement. Ahmed Taroudant's upstairs neighbour, Laura Vignole, is found brutally murdered, with a joint of pork placed near her body. Ahmed is a suspect. Determined to clear his name, Ahmed joins the homicide detectives as they investigate the connection between a disbanded hip-hop group and the fiery extremist preachers clamoring for attention in the streets. Meanwhile, an ecstasy variant called Godzwill is taking the district by storm.
In the Istanbul neighbourhood of Moda is a crumbling Ottoman mansion, once the home of a princess. The princess's four children, now in old age, still live in separate apartments on different floors. When one of them is found dead, stabbed through the heart, it is discovered that the other three siblings have met an identical fate. As Inspector Ikmen digs into their past it becomes clear they have been harbouring a secret. Then a young couple, who claim they had squatted in the mansion are arrested for a series of seemingly random killings on the streets of Istanbul. But, even so, there is still too much left unexplained.
It only takes a minute for Amy McMurray to run from her car to the cash machine. It is enough time for her infant son to be snatched from the back seat and for Amy's family, her marriage, and her peace of mind to be shattered beyond repair. To everyone who meets him, Carl Jorgenson seems an exemplary single father. His son, Sam, is bright, considerate, and devoted to his dad. Only Carl knows about Sam's real identity and about his own unthinkable crime.
Tokyo Homicide Inspector Iwata and his reluctant partner, Noriko Sakai, are assigned to investigate the slaughter of an entire family, a brutal murder with no clear motive or killer. They find a symbol - a large black sun. As his superiors try to rid themselves of him for good, Iwata pursues the clue of the symbol to learn that these murders by the Black Sun Killer are not the first.
Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiance, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together. Then, just as Sam seems to be coming around to her point of view, he has an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress. In fact, it appears that Sam had literally been scared to death. As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern and finds herself the target of disturbing threats.
The Carson dynasty, founded by patriarch Adam, rules the ski resort town of Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. When Wylie Welborn, Adam's illegitimate grandson, returns after a stint in Afghanistan, it reopens a dark moment in Carson family history: the murder of Wylie's father by his jealous and very pregnant wife, Cynthia. Her son Sky, born while his mother was in prison, and Wylie are half-brothers. A volatile family feud is ignited.
Shan Tao Yun, now the reluctant constable of a remote Tibetan town, must investigate a report that a nun has been savagely assaulted by ghosts. In an ancient tomb by the old nun lies a gilded saint buried centuries earlier, flanked by the remains of a Chinese soldier killed fifty years before and an American man murdered only hours earlier. Shan is thrust into a maelstrom of intrigue and contradiction.
The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen's confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majesty's request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems to have had an undue amount of influence on her son, the Prince of Wales. Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John's killer is a member of the upper classes.
Peter Ash returns from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with a buzzing claustrophobia that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered - and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.
The Maguire brothers each have their own driving, single-minded obsession. For Jonathan, it is his magnificent, talented, and desirable wife, Harriet. For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents' garden, populated by millions of tiny insects. Roger is known to all as a loving, protective, yet simple man, but the ever-growing complexity of the insect farm suggests that he is capable of far more than anyone believes. Following a series of strange and disturbing incidents, Jonathan begins to question every story he has ever been told about his brother - and if he has so completely misjudged Roger's mind, what else might he have overlooked about his family, and himself?
The Ghana Police Service sends Darko Dawson to remote Obuasi in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines.When Dawson arrives at the Obuasi headquarters, he finds it in complete disarray. On only his second day on the job, the body of a Chinese mine owner is unearthed in his own gold quarry. As Dawson investigates the case, he quickly learns how dangerous it is to pursue justice in this kingdom of illegal gold mines, where the worst offenders have so much money they have no fear of the law.
5 years after the events of THE HAREM MIDWIFE, Hannah is forced back to Venice - both to opulent yet crumbling villas and the Jewish ghetto known as Veneto. Her beloved adopted son Matteo has been kidnapped and is in danger once more. And this time, so is Hannah.
Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective's badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an '89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace.
PI George Kocharyan is on the trail of a runaway maid, the employee of a charismatic transplant surgeon and his beauty-queen wife. The maid is accused of stealing, but Kocharyan suspects that there is more to the story. Throw in a Turkish drug-king, an ongoing investigation into the death of a child, and the permanently unpleasant DI Vicky Stubbing, and Kocharyan finds himself having to hide out with his assistant Sandra...
After agreeing to help plan her sister-in-law Summer's destination wedding on one of Georgia's beautiful barrier islands, organizer Ellie Avery finds her biggest challenge is to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when it's another member of the wedding party who is actually murdered.
Autumn, 1917. An old friend of Watson's, Nurse Jennings, is on a medical boat that's torpedoed - with no survivors. And his concert-going companion, Sir Gilbert Hardy, is kidnapped. Then comes the gruesome ransom demand, for Sir Gilbert and four others, which will involve terrible mutilation unless the demands are met. Help comes from an unlikely source when Watson finds himself face-to-face with his old ruthless adversary, the "She Wolf" Miss Pillbody.
Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, and after many appointments with specialists, endless research, and countless conversations, they make the decision to use a donor. Two months pass, and Christine is happily pregnant. But one day, she is shocked to see a young blond man on the TV being arrested for a series of brutal murders - and the blond man bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor.
Paris, 1899. Marcel Despres is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere asylum. The doctor assigned to his care soon learns that Marcel is a man who cannot forget. And the policeman assigned to his case soon realizes that something else is at stake: for why else would the criminal have been hurried off to hospital, and why are his superiors so keen for the whole affair to be closed?
Will, once a great war photographer, is on a downward spiral in lawless, drug-soaked Phnom Penh. But then beautiful, young Kara Saito shows up and begs Will to help find her missing sister, June. The Phnom Penh underworld is in an uproar after a huge drug bust; a local reporter has been murdered in what looks like a political hit; and the government and opposition are locked in a standoff that could throw the country into chaos at any moment. But as Will digs deeper into June's past, he uncovers one disturbing fact after another about the missing girl and her bloody family history. In the end, the most dangerous thing in Cambodia may be June herself.
Gabriel Allon is about to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.
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.
Taking a midnight stroll along the Hudson River, Mike Hammer gets more than he bargained for: a partial corpse on an ice floe. The body is that of a butler to a millionaire - also now deceased. Were both master and servant murdered? Captain Pat Chambers thinks so. But to prove it Hammer must travel to upstate New York to investigate the dead man's family, all of whom have a motive for murder.
Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties. There is no way he can ever find her and her daughter again. But she gets the sense that someone is stalking her.
'Anton Svensson' is a pseudonym for Stefan Thunberg and Anders Roslund. The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who committed ten audacious bank robberies in Sweden over the course of just two years.None had committed a crime before. All were under twenty-four years old. When their incredible spree had come to an end amid the glare of the international media, all of them would be changed forever as individuals and as a family.
A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity - that she, in fact, is Lydia - their world crashes in once again.
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.
Event planner Jennifer "J.J." Tanner is planning a cruise ship casino night - and she's really going overboard. She even arranged for radio DJ Connor Mac and TV personality Miranda Myers to help the good times roll. But the party comes to a screeching halt when Miranda is found dead on the main deck...
On a bright Manchester morning a vehicle screeches across a junction and wipes out a prison van. Two prisoners run for it, leaving the police to track them down. They don't have long to wait. Hours later, one of the escapees is hanged from a motorway bridge. Was he broken out solely to be killed, or is there something deeper going on?
1939. As soon as Britain enters the war Dr. Francesca Thomas of the Secret Service comes to Maisie with an urgent assignment: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some 23 years earlier during the Great War. Within days of taking the assignment Maisie learns that another Belgian refugee has been murdered.
You'd think that after Dahlia took a bullet in her arm following her last case that she'd be timid about going in guns blazing a second time. But you'd be wrong. She faced down death, and the only bad thing that happened was that she got a cool scar. And that may have seriously clouded her judgment this time. Some small, but confidently made, mistakes include: Unwisely meeting up with an internet stalker in real life. Eating a large breakfast before discovering a corpse. Kidnapping. Standing uncomfortably close to the edge of a steamboat while musing that nothing bad could possibly happen. Kidnapping, again. That's the thing about a sense of invulnerability - you usually get it right before things go terribly, terribly, wrong.
Stone Barrington's latest lady friend is a sensual woman with unexpected desires. Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. But on the other hand, she also has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle in the way of his goals. In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone and his friend remain just one step ahead of their opponent.