hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
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Just when she thought she could enjoy some time away from the kitchen, Jules manages to discover a skull during a picnic by the lake. As if unearthing remains that may be connected to a missing persons case from the 1960s isn't enough on her plate, Jules must contend with the unsolved matter of her own marriage while her estranged husband Carlos sails the open seas, awaiting a verdict. Then there is Jules's bitter landlord Edgar, who is intent on making a sweet deal on a vacant lot down the block from Torte - until he turns up dead.
When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She's the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.The next morning the police arrive at Nick's house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She's been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick's name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket.
Known as a maverick, Malone is a Navy lawyer in trouble when Stephanie Nelle, from the United States Justice Department, seeks his help in investigating a delicate situation involving a stolen rare coin and a rogue FBI faction. Soon Malone realizes that the Justice Department and the FBI are at war over something else entirely: a cache of secret files about the King assassination - documents thought long destroyed.
12 year old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder.
Flavia has founded a detective agency with Dogger, her father's valet. Their first case begins unexpectedly, during the revelry at her sister Ophelia's wedding reception. After an eventful ceremony with a missing best man and spontaneous ventriloquist act, Feely and her new husband head for the towering and beautifully iced wedding cake. Then a scream rings out - the bridal cake contains a severed human finger. Delighted, Flavia wraps the finger in a napkin and whisks it away to her chemical laboratory.
Robicheaux first met Desmond Cormier, then a young boy with dreams of becoming a Hollywood director, 28 years ago on the streets of New Orleans. They meet again when the detective comes to the director's door. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who had been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier's Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers.
Football manager Charlie Gordon is struggling with one defeat after another at the club he loves. Only a decent Cup run is keeping him in work, but tensions are running close to the surface ahead of the next round: Chelsea away. Meanwhile one of the most dangerous political assassinations in the IRA's history is being planned in London.
Thinking her troubled teenage son Tyson is dealing drugs, single mother Devon Connor hires PI Elvis Cole. But in truth Tyson has been participating in a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of his group is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal, and to even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone.
It was only months ago that Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy was held captive by serial killer Brian Howley. Incredibly, she escaped. But so did he. What was found in the macabre museum Howley called home was unnerving enough. For Fitzroy, what the Butcher of Bromley didn't leave behind chills her to the bone: not a single trace of his most recent abductee. All Fitzroy wants to know now is - dead or alive, where is the girl?
Dutch detective Lotte Meerman finds herself faced with a moral dilemma - does she investigate the murder of a suspected drug dealer ... or does she stay silent to ensure that another man, responsible for the drug-related deaths of six tourists in Amsterdam, is successfully convicted?
Serge's interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world - also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau that rocked the community. But what starts out as an innocent quest to observe elders in their natural habitats, sample the local cuisine, and scope out a condo to live out the rest of their golden years, soon becomes a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents.
When criminologist David Dunnigan receives the shocking delivery of one of his niece Beth's shoes, it reignites the 18 year old investigation into her disappearance - which Dunnigan has always blamed himself for. New evidence links Beth's abduction to an antiquated psychiatric hospital, and on to an Inuit village in the frozen north of Greenland where the parents of Harry, a homeless boy Dunnigan and his friend Miley rescued from the streets, may have been trafficked.
Contention erupts at Sophie's mom's Arizona retirement community when a new board member wants to get rid of two golf courses and replace them with eco-friendly parks. Even worse, perhaps, her mother's friend Myrna is being pushed out of the bocce league. Myrna's so bad at bocce, in fact, that when a community member's dead body is discovered while Myrna's practicing for a tournament, she assumes it was one of her own errant balls that killed the woman.
The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim's skin. DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.
London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself.
London, 1895. The rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, and the celebrated private detective rarely visits the densely populated streets of South London, where the crimes are sleazier and the people are poorer. In the dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime. Arrowood is a self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard and private investigator. When a man mysteriously disappears and Arrowood's best lead is viciously stabbed before his eyes, he and his sidekick Barnett face their toughest quest yet, to capture the head of the most notorious gang in London...
One evening in 1953, ad executive Ned Sweeney enjoys a cocktail in the apartment of a strange and charismatic man he met hours earlier. In a matter of months, he is dead. Now, over 60 years later, Ned's grandson Ray meets a retired government official who claims to know the details of Ned's life and death. Ray digs deeper and begins to question everything as he uncovers rumours of an immensely powerful 'smart drug' - a fabled cognitive enhancer called MDT-48.
Sarah Blair's divorce forces her to swap her luxury lifestyle for a cramped studio apartment and a law firm receptionist job in the tired hometown she never left. She's the polar opposite of her bubbly twin, Emily - a chef determined to take her culinary ambitions to the top at a local gourmet restaurant. Sarah knew starting over would be messy, but things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by Emily's award-winning rhubarb crisp.
1839. When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation.
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the Australian wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.
A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened... This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy.
Halia agrees to cater her high school reunion. Some folks have blossomed since graduation. Others, like manipulative Raynell Rollins, currently married to a former football star, haven't changed nearly enough. When Raynell is found dead the morning after the reunion, the roll call of possible suspects could fill the school gymnasium.
Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito must solve twin mysteries. First there is the skeleton that Annie, a young participant in an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, stumbled upon. Then there is the program's missing instructor who vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais.
When Skinner's old mentor on the force, Jimmy Proud, finds himself in a desperate situation, Skinner gets pulled into a murder investigation that's been closed for thirty years. The Body in the Quarry case was well-known around Edinburgh at the time: a popular priest found dead in a frozen quarry; a suspect with a clear motive charged; a guilty verdict. But with a journalist uncovering new evidence, the cold case has come back to haunt Proud - and only Skinner can help him.
Young policeman Ari Thor tries to solve a 50-year-old murder when new evidence surfaces. But the case proves difficult in a town where no one wants to know the truth, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Isrun, a news reporter in Reykjavik who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight.
An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits.
An isolated cottage. Three dead bodies. And a kidnapped girl who isn't there. The only survivor is celebrity life coach, Brook Connor. Caught redhanded by two detectives with a bloodstained knife in her hand, she denies she killed anyone. But is she as innocent as she says she is? And do the two detectives know more than they're letting on? Because as Brook recounts the events that led her to the cottage in the hunt for her missing daughter, it becomes clear that no one can be trusted.
Dismas Hardy must defend his secretery Phyllis. She is suddenly arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who had been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death - on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. There is a connection between Phyllis, her convict brother, and Hector's murder that Dismas finds difficult to understand.
Irma and Siiri return home to find that things have changed in the retirement home. Sunset Grove is under sinister new management that promises spiritual enlightenment in return for donations from residents. The staff is replaced by technology that remotely takes care of all of their needs, if they could figure out how it works. The Lavender Ladies plan an elaborate act of sabotage. But their last hurrah has some drastic consequences.
A young woman is found dead in her bedroom surrounded by rose petals - the latest victim of 'The Lover'. Struggling under the weight of an internal investigation, DI Dominic Bell is no closer to discovering the identity of the killer and time is running out. As the murders escalate, Clementine Starke joins an online true crime group determined to take justice into their own hands - to catch the killer before the police.
During the murder investigation of a teenage boy, DCI Mark Lapslie's methods come under fire and, as a result, his prime suspect walks free. Meanwhile another body is discovered and Lapslie and his team quickly find themselves on the trail of a voracious serial killer.
It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene: a dead man covered in an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Suddenly, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer and shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbour, Mia - who he's barely spoken to - reading aloud to him. He can't remember the past three days. Mia says plainclothes police officers brought him home, said he'd been poisoned. Carver has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it's up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He's rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They're all within reach.But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it.
Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the high-profile murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead.
After tragedy strikes the LAPD Bomb Squad, the fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's three-person team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb. And it quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with an unusual mastermind - one whose intended target seems to be the Bomb Squad itself.
June Cassidy sends Peter to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who has been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds that someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda's living room. Meanwhile a young homeless street musician on the run from a botched jewelry store heist makes the mistake of trying to steal Peter's 1968 green Chevrolet pickup truck.
Cookie Chanel has been hired to dress models for a fashion shoot that will be staged in a cemetery. As someone who can see and talk to ghosts, Cookie's not spooked by the location. But she is surprised when a new ghost appears, decked out in 1920s couture. And she's shocked when she hears a gunshot. Then a model runs toward her, saying the grumpy photographer has been edited out of the picture - for good.
New FBI leadership at the New York field office forces Pendergast to accept a partner. Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide.
Professor A. Vargas, self-styled medium extraordinaire, and his partner Annabelle, use guile and trickery to swindle bereaved men and women eager to contact the spirits of deceased loved ones. John and Sabina must not only unmask these charlatans, but also solve the riddle of an impossible murder in the midst of a seance.
A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A burglary gone wrong in Virginia. These incidents seem unrelated, but the victims all were living undercover, their true identities closely held secrets. They are members of a classified team, the last line of defense against foreign threats. Now someone is assassinating them, one by one, taking out family members and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents.
Marketing VP Paul Rogan walks into an airline merger meeting strapped with explosives. The NYPSD's Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn't going to put the brakes on the merger.
It's summertime in Busman's Harbor, Maine, and the clamming is easy - or it was until a mysterious new neighbor blocks access to the beach, cutting off the Snowden Family Clambake's supply. Julia Snowden is just one of many townspeople angered by Bartholomew Frick's decision. But which one of them was angry enough to kill?
An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game. Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?
[Canadian author]. The grief-stricken Dr. Bruno Hamel decides to kidnap the man responsible for his 7 year old daughter's death and make him pay horribly for what he has done. He manages to ambush a police transport and disappear with his target. But Hamel hasn't accounted for Herve Mercure, a detective with a troubled past who becomes certain he can track down Hamel by studying clues in his past - and in the increasingly unsettling phone calls Hamel makes to his partner, Sylvie.
As locals gather at Radcot's 600 year old pub, the Swan Inn, to cap their day with drinks and lore, a mysterious man bursts in, sopping and bloodied and carrying an unconscious four-year-old girl. Upriver, two families are searching desperately for their missing daughters. Alice Armstrong has been missing for 24 hours, ever since her mother's suicide. And Amelia Vaughn vanished without a trace two years prior. When the families learn of the lost little girl at the Swan Inn, each wonders if their child has at last been found. But identifying the child may not be as easy as it seems.
Boot is a case officer at the Vauxhall HQ of MI6 who obtains information on Russian cyberwarfare from a young hacker. He conceives a daring plan to strike back - not with a computer virus of his own, but with a bomb that will seriously damage the Russian operation. He turns to Merc, an ex-soldier, to deliver the bomb and get the hacker out of Russia. But from the moment Merc sets out to cross the River Narva things do not go to plan.
Delaney Nichols, originally of Kansas, is settling happily into her new life buying and selling rare books in Edinburgh, Scotland. When her new friends, who are students at a nearby medical school, come to the shop to sell a collection of antique medical books, Delaney's sixth sense tells her that the multivolume work is of great value. But once Delaney finalizes the transaction, things take a dramatic turn. . . One of the medical students has turned up dead in the alley behind the Cracked Spine.
Pike Logan's search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa - and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce.
If a local biker war isn't enough - 7 shrink-wrapped corpses found buried between the barns on a nearby farm - MacNeice receives a desperate phone call from his old friend, the mayor of Dundurn. Dredging is nearly completed on the ambitious waterfront project the mayor hopes will revive his mini rust belt of a city, but the whole thing may be about to come off the rails: the dredgers have turned up 6 more bodies at the bottom of the lake, and 2 of them, encased in concrete, are fairly fresh.
David Portland works security for America's British Embassy in London. His life is upended when his son Trevor dies mysteriously in Nigeria, while employed by a suspicious security/mercenary company known as SureSafe. One night, Portland sees a man in a bar wearing a bracelet - a family heirloom, which he had given his son - and attacks the man.
In 1986, Eddie and his friends leave each other messages coded in chalk men, little chalk stick figures. Then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out his other friends got the same messages, they think it could be a prank - until one of them turns up dead.
Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets. Enter Jack Trenholm, a writer with reason to believe that diamonds from the Confederate Treasury are hidden in the house. But it turns out Jack's search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost.
Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow with three of his children for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. During an afternoon stroll in the park, Georgii's daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by Erast Fandorin and his Japanese sidekick Masa. But panic ensues when the party realizes that four-year-old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion. A ransom letter arrives from an international criminal demanding the handover of the Count Orlov, an enormous diamond on the royal scepter which is due to play a part in the coronation. Can Fandorin find Mikhail in time?
Russia, 1891. The new governor-general of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. A blizzard rages outside as a man posing as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin climbs aboard and thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the governor-general's heart. The assassin escapes. The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG - and the government mole who is feeding the group information.
A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother? Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer's choices?
When a US Marshal shows up in town demanding the release of one of the residents, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Dalton, are skeptical. But then, only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only visible suspects are the townspeople and her estranged sister, in town for just the weekend. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why they would kill to keep him quiet.
Ex-Army Ranger Quinn Colson is the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his tough-as-nails deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. And when the two cases collide, Quinn and his allies are forced to realize that, though they may be home from the war, they are now in the fight of their lives.
Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat.He attended church in Lochdubh. He was not just tactless, he was brutally honest. "I speak as I find," he bragged. Voices saying, "I could kill that man," could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And then someone did.
Two events thrust Alex Hawke into action. Unknown assailants in a helicopter snatch his young son Alexei in the Swiss Alps. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin parachutes from his presidential jet over France in the aftermath of a bloodless coup in the Kremlin. Hawke puts together a team to recover his son, while Putin makes his way to a secret armoury to prepare for his comeback.
Who is the missing dancer Ana Cintia Lopes? Why did her coworkers, Camila and Dineia, disappear? What does the voluptuous prostitute Fatima want? Who killed renowned surgeon Dr. Samuel Rafidjian? And what is the role of the hulking live-sex performer known as the Indian? To confront the puzzle of several sphinxes, most of them female, private detective Remo Bellini plunges into the underworld of Sao Paulo.
Game warden Joe Pickett has been given a job by Wyoming's new governor. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. These ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.
Montalbano learns of a strange abduction: a woman was abducted, drugged, and then released unharmed a few hours later. Then, a few days later, the same thing happens again, but this time the woman abducted is the niece of Enzo, the owner of Montalbano's favorite trattoria.
When nine children are snatched from a nursery school in South London, no one in the quiet suburban street saw anything - or at least that's what they're saying. The ransom is going up by 1 million pounds a day. It's one of the most disturbing cases DCI Anna Tate has ever worked on - not only because nine children are being held hostage, but because she's pretty sure that someone close to them is lying...
Renowned author Kit Carradine is asked by MI6 to track down Lara Bartok, a mysterious woman hiding somewhere in the city of Marrakesh. But when Carradine learns that Bartok is a dangerous fugitive with ties to international terrorism, the glamour of being a spy evaporates. Yet as Carradine edges closer to the truth, he finds himself drawn to her. Caught between increasingly dangerous forces who want Bartok dead, Carradine soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate, or to risk everything trying to save her.
1920. Scotland Yard DI Albert Lincoln is called to a new case in the North West of England. Before the War, he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village of Mabley Ridge in Cheshire and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing, the sole witness being a traumatised boy who lives in a cemetery lodge.
London, 1853. The Duke of Dorset calls young Charles Lenox for help. A painting has been stolen from the Duke's private study. He believes the thieves were after state secrets concealed in another painting nearby and would back after realizing their mistake. Then a murder confirms the theory.
Juliana Brody is a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. Then she learns he is involved with a case she is judging. Juliana has been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down.
Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy while endless holiday orders pour into the Cookie Jar. She even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband's assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross's car and using his desk at work, is murdered.
Queensland, Australia. A disgraced ex-police detective from Sydney, Ted Conkaffey flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. There his lawyer introduces him to eccentric PI Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation, a case full of deception and obsession, while secretly digging into her troubled past. The residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move - and the town offers no place to hide.
An old and dying nun has turned up at Deirdre's monastery in Ireland with an ancient papyrus roll. Deirdre realizes it claims to be a previously unknown gospel written by Mary, the mother of Jesus. The church authorities in Rome have been seeking to destroy this gospel for centuries, claiming it is a forgery that threatens the very foundations of the faith. Deirdre begins to translate the gospel, but when a delegate of the pope arrives in Kildare searching for the text, she must set out across Ireland seeking safety as the church and its henchmen are hot on her trail.
Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Auntie Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality. What to others might seem a series of misfortunes - the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog - is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation. The Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino's murder. Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow...
People worlwide are demanding the UN take action against a global takeover by the oligarchs and re-distribute their ill-gotten gains. A Russian strongman, the American president, and the Saudi Ambassador to the US will do anything to stop and destroy this global expropriation moment - even if it means nuking the UN. Only three people can stop them.
Melsor Yakovlevich Katzenelenbogen - poet, literary scholar, political dissident, small-time-crook - is angling for control of the condo board at the Chateau Sedan Neuve, a crumbling high-rise in Hollywood, Florida, populated mostly by Russian Jewish immigrants. The current board is filled with fraudsters levying "special assessments" on residents, and Melsor will use any means necessary to win the board election. And who better than his son to help him?
As young children, Josh Browning and his sister, Dilys, stumbled across a dead body while playing on the outskirts of their Cotswold village. Terrified by what they'd seen, neither of them told a soul. Now, twenty years later, Josh tells his trusted friend, retired Superintendent Alan Markby. As Markby listens to Josh's confession, alarm bells start to ring. The dates and details tie in with a missing person case that was never solved. Joining forces with Superintendent Ian Carter, who also investigated the original case, and Inspector Jess Campbell, from the region where the missing girl was last seen, Markby delves into the unsolved mystery.
Amber is happy, she loves her husband David and their dog Sadie, she even loves her job as a junior editor on a local newspaper. But when the body of a young woman is found in a stretch of river near her home, Amber's world begins to implode. The headaches that she has been struggling with seem to intensify and Amber begins to doubt her husband, why doesn't he want to probe deeper into the story and why does she seem to have such a shaky hold on her own thoughts and memories?
The last British combat soldiers in Helmand province are counting the minutes until their departure for home. But then 19 year old Private Pete "Skippy" Lyons is abducted and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. Highcliffe Coroner Jenny Cooper attempts to answer the questions, how Private Lyons could be snatched from a heavily fortified command post, and why the officers are trying to disguise what happened during the mission to save him.
Hong Kong, 1969. The Dragon Head of the Fanling Triad has died and there is a struggle to replace him among senior members of the gang. Normally, the Deputy Mountain Master is next in line, but this one is weak and ineffectual and has only survived because of the protection of the Dragon Head. There are several candidates. The least conspicuous is the White Paper Fan, their young administrator. His name is Chow Tung, but many of those who work with him already refer to him as "Uncle"...
A psychopath the police have dubbed "Billy Dead Mates" is targeting pairs of best friends, and killing them one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book. The police are on edge; the public in a panic. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did last year. But Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how - and why - could Billy Dead Mates want to target her?
Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes four hours' drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere.
A wealthy widow has asked Sarah Winston to sell her massive collection of mysteries through her garage sale business. Among them Sarah finds a case of lost Hemingway stories, stolen from a train in Paris back in 1922. How did they end up in Ellington, Massachusetts? Before Sarah can get any answers, the widow is assaulted, the case is stolen, a maid is killed, and Sarah herself is dodging bullets.
When one of London's best-known literary agents is found dead in strange circumstances, having fallen headlong from his office window, DCI Slider is under pressure from the Borough Commander to confirm a case of accidental death. But when the evidence points to murder, Slider and his team find themselves uncovering some decidedly scandalous secrets in the suave and successful Ed Wiseman's past.
Lilly Jayne's inaugural garden party turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily's ex-husband's catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later - when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch.
On a cold December evening, celebrity chef Brede Ziegler is discovered stabbed to death on the steps of Oslo's police headquarters. Chef Ziegler had many famous associates and more than a few enemies among them. Was his murder a random act of violence or did someone want him dead? Police investigator Billy T. is stymied by conflicting information about the kind of man Ziegler was. No progress is made until Hanne Wilhelmsen returns to Oslo after a six-month stay in Italy and teams up with Billy T.
A woman and child are found locked in a basement, barely alive, and unidentifiable. The woman can't speak, there are no missing persons reports that match their profile, and the confused, elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before. As the police grow desperate for a lead, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley stumbles across a link to a case he worked years before about another young woman and child gone missing, never solved, from a house directly adjacent to the house in this case.
Finland, 1952. Police inspector Hella Mauzer is sent to the village of Kaarmela on the Soviet border to look into the disappearance of Erno Jokinen, a local. Hella stays with the village priest and his wife, who have taken in Erno's grandson who refuses to tell anyone his grandfather's secret. Then a murdered body is discovered in the forest. But what Hella doesn't know, is that the small village of Kaarmela is harbouring another crime, a crime so evil, it is beyond anything any of them could have ever imagined.
Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners themed wedding reception. But they're not the only uninvited guests. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed to impress in pricey haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. What's missing is any means of identification, or a single partygoer who recognizes the victim.
When one of her clients decides to liquidate a crumbling property, Whitney seizes the opportunity to purchase it for a song. Now Sawdust, Whitney's cat, confronts a puzzle. Whitney's passion for gut-renovation may be a mystery to him but one thing Sawdust knows for sure is this - dead bodies don't belong in flower beds. So why is there one in this new, albeit old, house?
Police detective Betty Rhyzyk relocates from Brooklyn to Dallas. She is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and a disappointed girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit.
Penelope Kite, retired from her forensics job with the Home Office, purchases Le Chant d'Eau - a stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills above the Luberon valley, complete with a garden, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. But her daydreams of an adventurous life in Provence didn't include finding a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool.
In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec, the local police apprehend Amadou Duchon - a young Muslim man at the scene helping the wounded - but release Etienne Roy, the local priest who was found with a weapon in his hands. The shooting looks like a hate crime, but detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty sense there is more to the story. Sent to liaise with a community in the grip of fear, they find themselves in fraught new territory, fueled by the panic and suspicion exploited by a right-wing radio host.
Raised by a philosophical and cantankerous killer named Old Raccoon in his crime headquarters, the Library, assassin Reseng has always been surrounded by plots - and by books that no one ever reads. But, when Reseng steps out of line on a job, he risks his future. And when he uncovers an extraordinary plot being cooked up by an eccentric trio of young women - a convenience store clerk, her wheelchair-bound sister, and a cross-eyed obsessive knitter - he will have to decide whether he will be used as a pawn, or if he can take control of the game.
When a TV producer asks Thumps to assist with an episode about a local woman from a wealthy family whose death was ruled "misadventure," he is reluctant to get involved. Then the producer dies in the exact same manner, and Thumps finds himself solving two cases.
A pair of severed feet, stored in a portable cooler, has turned up in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso, Texas. Magnus "Steps" Craig is called in, and his Special Tracking Unit soon discovers another, earlier victim. Once again, only the feet in a cooler were left behind. With so few clues, Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And the killing spree has only just begun.
Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well-known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story. But FBI investigator Rob Barrett buys her story -- until the bodies turn up 200 miles from where she said they'd be, shot in the back and covered in a different suspect's DNA.
Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin's underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. The police put him under surveillance with Detective Gereon Rath on the job. As Rath grows bored and takes on a private case for his seedy pal Johann Marlow, he soon finds himself in the middle of a Berlin street war.
Sofia has just finished university and ended a troubled relationship when she attends a lecture about a New Age movement, Via Terra. Its leader is Franz Oswald, young, good-looking, urbane and mesmerizing. She visits Fog Island, the movement's headquarters and decides to stay. Then the winter fogs set in, and it becomes clear that Franz rules the island with an iron fist. No phones or computers are allowed. All contact with the mainland is severed. And it becomes clear that no one leaves Fog Island...
With the U.S. seemingly linked to a terrorist bombing in a Baltic nation and a Russian troop buildup just over the border, the covert Gray Outfit sends Thomas Laker to untangle the mess. But after a second attack leaves him out in the cold, Laker's on his own.
When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver's seat of a crashed car it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important he felt the need to come back from the dead? But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers - and there are people out there who will kill to keep those skeletons buried.
Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture. In Paris for a fabric fair, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with - a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.
British University student Isabel travels to a remote Spanish town to trace her family name, a quest her father, Sebastian made nine years ago, not long before his death in a car accident. But as Isabel, aided by local guide Mauricio, starts her research, she's unprepared for the dark secrets uncovered. Ten days into her stay, Isabel mysteriously disappears, presumed dead. Inspector Mark Lapslie and DC Emma Bradbury are sent out to investigate alongside the local Spanish police.
Dogged by depression, doubt, and - as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed - emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he'd nearly captured in Munich in 1892, announcing his relocation to Eisendorf, a tiny village near Roches.
Abby McCree's Aunt Sybil passes away, leaving Abby to tend to a rundown estate in Snowberry Creek, Washington, complete with a slobbery Mastiff of questionable pedigree and a sexy tenant who growls more than the dog. As Abby gets drawn into a tight-knit quilting guild, she makes a twisted discovery - Aunt Sybil's only known rival is buried in her backyard!
Stan will have to endure the traditional girls' night out in the runup to her impending marriage. Male strippers jumping out of gigantic cakes aren't her preferred entertainment. But the hired hottie never gets around to taking it all off - because someone takes him out first with one of Stan's kitchen knives.
In the backstreets of Istanbul, a young woman's body is found. Dumped in a dustbin and covered in cut flowers, she is the victim of a frenzied and vicious stabbing. Inspector Ikmen discovers that the woman was well known in Istanbul. Newspapers had been calling her the blessed woman. She was cured of cancer in a Christian miracle and proclaimed a messenger of the Virgin Mary.
The village of Kilbane in County Cork, Ireland, has a new garda - and her first case is a grave matter indeed. The O'Sullivan clan couldn't be prouder of Siobhan, but there's no time to celebrate as she's already on a case, summoned by the local priest to examine the appearance of a dead man in the church graveyard - aboveground. He's a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town, searching for his Irish ancestor.
Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown and thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca is told to fit in and shut her mouth... but Becca's never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the good twin. Becca's only hope is that Cassie will find her, that perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed - they took the wrong twin.
Detective Harriet Blue believes her brother, convicted killer Sam Blue innocent of the serial murders of three young women. She accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan. And the first killing, shortly after her arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in the city, a young woman holds the key to crack Harriet's brother's case wide open. If only she could escape the madmen holding her hostage.
Against all the odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible heist. But now Dolly discovers her husband Harry Rawlins isn't dead. He knows where the four women are and he wants them to pay. And he doesn't just mean getting his hands on the money. The women have to get Harry out of their lives for good. But can they outwit a criminal mastermind who won't hesitate to kill?
Simon Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his job title, lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. But now the CIA comes knocking. Tino Coluzzi, a former brother-in-arms to Riske, has orchestrated the greatest street heist in the history of Paris: a visiting Saudi prince had his pockets lightened of millions in cash, and something else. Hidden within a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world.
For years, Martin has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and using them to locate long-lost victims. After he uncovers the bodies, he calls the police anonymously and taunts them with his finds. But on his latest dig, searching in a graveyard for the first kill of Jason Shurn, he is shocked to discover a fresh body lying among decades-old remains.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering - whose own brother Lyle pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle's support. But then Lyle is found dead with a syringe in his arm. And this OD, it turns out, was not an accident.
After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock suffers from memory loss. He recovers with the help of an amnesia support group. Then fellow support-group member Sean Connor approaches him with a something he discovered in his attic, what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim. What doesn't Sean remember? Then Doug discovers he has a personal connection to the victim.
As deputy medical examiner and homicide detective respectively, newlyweds Mattie Winston and Steve Hurley are dispatched to a grisly crime scene at the Grizzly Motel, a seedy joint for illicit liaisons on the outskirts of Sorenson, Wisconsin. A man and woman are found dead next to each other in bed, an apparent murder-suicide. But forensic evidence suggests the scene has been staged.
A cold case heats up when young Mallory Pearson appears at Sarah's secondhand shop. Mallory's father is in prison for negligence after her stepmother's mysterious death, but Mallory believes he is innocent and asks the in-house detectives to take on the case. With Sarah and Elvis lending a paw, the detectives decide to try to give Mallory's father a second chance of his own.
Dr. Eric Parrish, a brilliant and caring psychiatrist, has been unknowingly targeted by a sociopath. Eric faces a the challenge of a troubled teenaged boy who harbours an obsessive crush on a girl. Because of secrets that this boy divulges in therapy, Eric grows concerned for the girl's safety and becomes embroiled in a dangerous dilemma: Should he report his potentially dangerous patient to the authorities? Just as Eric reaches his decision, the unimaginable happens.
Three years ago, Toni's five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared without a trace after leaving school. As Toni begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter. Includes the bonus novel SAFE WITH ME.
Guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, London is slowly rebuilding. James Marwood, son of a traitor, is thrust into a dangerous environment when his ailing father claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman in the very place where the Fire Court sits. Then his father is run down and killed. Accident? Or another murder...?
Alan Barrington is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. Having evaded capture for 10 years, it now appears that Barrington has returned to England. Rutledge begins retracing the original inquiry, but his sanity is suddenly brought into question by a shocking turn of events.
Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part.
Two women confront their traumas in the same house. Claudia Bishop is rebuilding her life in the aftermath of a brutal assault by doing a restoration on a crumbling house. In the same house Zoey Drake suffered the horrific home invasion murder of her parents in her youth. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.
Christina Scott confides to Pearl that seven years ago she had the perfect life with a seaside home, a confirmed pregnancy and Steven, a loving husband - until one morning she woke to find herself alone. Christina's husband had vanished, taking nothing with him but his car - which was later found abandoned at the beautifully mysterious Oare Marshes. Now, with the legal presumption of Steven's death about to be made, Christina wants Pearl to help her solve the riddle of Steven's disappearance.
What will a group of monks do when their two-century-old monastery in New York City is threatened with demolition to make room for a new high-rise? Anything they have to. "Thou Shalt Not Steal" is only the first of the Commandments to be broken as the saintly face off against the unscrupulous over that most sacred of relics, a Park Avenue address.
Nathan Lucius, 31, is an ad salesman at a Cape Town newspaper. Disaffected, hard-drinking and plagued by blackouts, Nathan lives alone and has only one true friend, a woman named Madge. But Madge is dying slowly of cancer, and when she asks Nathan to end her pain, she sets off a shocking string of events.
While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she begins to believe that their building is haunted. But by whom? As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. China delves into the century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.
Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a 16th-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a 400 year old mystery. The owners of a nearby cottage are convinced that it is haunted, and the local vicar is being plagued with abusive phone calls. Then a tragic death makes it all too clear that a modern murderer is at work.
When DI Dania Gorska is called to investigate the shooting of a young man on a Dundee street, the nail hammered into his forehead suggests local gangster Archie McLellan is responsible. Clues point to his involvement in an illegal replica firearms venture, a scam that may include other members of the McLellan family. Then, by chance, human remains are found buried in the grounds of a house once owned by the McLellans.
Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place, a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene. Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home.
When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There's a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos from his victims' bodies while they're still alive. Marni knows the tattooing world like the back of her hand, but has her own reasons to distrust the police. So when she identifies the killer's next target, will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone?
DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity and that she was the real target. The murderer's motive might have something to do with Tanner's recent work on a string of cold-case honour killings.
Child psychiatrist Kate Wolfe's world comes crashing down when one of her young patients commits suicide, so when a troubled girl is left at the hospital ward, she doubts her ability to help. But the girl knows things about Kate's past, things she shouldn't know, forcing Kate to face the murky evidence surrounding her own sister's murder sixteen years before. A murder for which a man is about to be executed.
Joe Pickett has come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife - and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he's asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joe's district in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived.
'To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?' Murder wasn't the hard part. It was just the start of the game. Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one. This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house. But there's someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial. Kane knows time is running out - he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered.
While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three storeys to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it's discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow.
After a party when her parents are away, 18 year old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. The immediate suspect is her boyfriend, who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a twenty-year-old neighbour who was angry because she didn't invite him to the party. Or is there another suspect who has not yet been seen on the radar?
Hammer meets with Jamie Winters, US Senator from New York, and his lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator's career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realises there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.
In the remote Aspromonte Mountains in southern Calabria, Italy, three best friends embark on a life of crime in order to raise themselves up out of the poverty of their childhoods. Set in the birthplace of the 'Ndrangheta, Calabria's ruthless and ubiquitous mafia.
15 years ago a killer terrorized northern Georgia, killing hikers with two shots from a pistol, before disposing of the bodies along the remote trails and in the rivers in the vicinity of Blood Mountain. He was never caught. Now Carter Blake learns of the brother of the Blood Mountain Killer's last victim, Adeline Connor, vanished without a trace, who is convinced she's still alive.
On the Quirinal Hill, a young girl named Clodia has died, apparently poisoned with a love potion. Only one person could have supplied such a thing. A local witch who goes by the name of Pandora, trades in herbal beauty products and is hiding something far more sinister. The supposedly sweet air of the Quirinal is masking the stench of loose morality, casual betrayal and even gangland conflict and, when a friend of her own is murdered, Albia determines to expose as much of this local sickness as she can - beginning with the truth about Clodia's death.
October, 1381. Brother Athelstan is summoned to the church of St Benet's in Queenhithe to investigate the murder of a priest. Parson Reynaud has been found stabbed to death inside his own locked church. Other disturbing discoveries include an empty coffin and a ransacked money chest.
Two solar eclipses. Two missing girls. 16 years ago a little girl was abducted during the darkness of a solar eclipse while her older sister Cassie was supposed to be watching her. She was never seen again. When a local girl goes missing just before the next big eclipse, Cassie - who has returned to her home town to care for her ailing grandmother - suspects the disappearance is connected to her sister: that whoever took Olive is still out there.
Amber wakes up in a hospital, unable to move, speak or open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it.
When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police's newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast - and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse.
Ragna Riegel works in a supermarket. She feels safe in her routine, until one day she receives a letter with a threatening message scrawled in capital letters. An unknown enemy has entered her world and she must use all her means to defend herself. When the worst happens, Inspector Konrad Sejer is called in to interrogate Ragna.
New York City, 1910. Jane Prescott takes up a position as a ladies' maid with the Benchley family. The family, dismissed by the city's elite as "new money", will need her understanding of the rules of high society. But the Benchleys inflict even more outrage on high society when their daughter Charlotte becomes engaged to notorious playboy Norrie, the son of the eminent Newsome family. But when Norrie is found murdered at a party, it will be Jane who has the skills and position needed to investigate the death.
Out of the frozen depths of a forest in Omberg, Sweden, a woman stumbles onto the road with no memory of who she is. Local police identify her as psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schoen, who, with her partner, had been helping investigate the cold case of a young woman's murder. Police have only one lead: a young woman in a sequined dress was spotted nearby the night Hanne was found. The young woman doesn't come forward because she doesn't exist. Jake Olsson, a local teenager, had been out walking in his mother's dress and sister's makeup, his secret shame and thrill.
When a child's bones are found in a desolate Norfolk saltmarsh, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson calls on forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway for help. Nelson thinks he has found the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing ten years ago. Though the bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, another child goes missing and the hunt is on to find her.
Forensic archaelogist Ruth Galloway finds the headless skeleton of a child in a Victorian-era mansion in Norwich, once run as a home for children by the Catholic church.
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson investigate when six bodies of men killed during World War II turn up in Brighton - bringing with them a long-buried, nefarious secret.
Forensic anthropologist Ruth Galloway comes to Smith Museum in King's Lynn to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop - and finds the curator, Neil Topham, dead beside the coffin. The death may be related to the tactics of a group trying to repatriate the museum's collection of Aborigine skulls, or to the untimely demise of the museum's owner, or to the sudden illness of DCI Harry Nelson, who is lost in The Dreaming, a hallucinogenic state central to some Aboriginal beliefs.
The novel begins just after the US presidential election, when a man of Trump's stripe wins. Determined to push him out of office, members of the president's staff hire an assassin to set up three terrorist attacks in the US. Meanwhile a Pentagon general concocts a plot to ignite flash points in fifteen different countries to overwhelm the President and force him out. But in order for their plots to succeed, both groups must first eliminate the one man who could possibly stop them: retired CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey.
Zinnia, Mississippi is rife with quirky characters, but the arrival of three sister witches - and their intention to open a Wiccan boarding school - sets the small town on its ear. And bodies begin to accumulate as a result.
When his friend Leo Pak is arrested on suspicion of murder and armed robbery, Van Shaw journeys to the remote town of Mercy River to help his fellow Ranger. It is the scene of a raucous three-day party attended by hundreds of former and active Rangers. The murder victim - the owner of a local gun shop where Leo worked part time - was dealing in stolen heroin-grade opiates. Worse, the town has a dark history with a community of white supremacists, growing in strength and threatening to turn Mercy River into their private enclave.
London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane's murderer to escape justice.
In the ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon's life and rocked his hometown to the core Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy. Living alone in the wilderness beyond town, his only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.
Frank Elder's daughter Katherine has been unable to come to terms with the terrible events of her past and Frank has been powerless to help her. Now Katherine has become involved with a controversial artist known as much for his pornographic paintings as the public's suspicion that for him, life imitates art. The breakdown of their relationship has sent Katherine into a self-destructive tailspin, made worse when the artist is found murdered in his studio.
Crime reporter Julia Gooden's father resurfaces to throw her life into turmoil again. Julia was only seven when Duke Gooden abruptly left. A month later, her nine-year-old brother, Ben, disappeared. Julia has never stopped hoping to find him, and Duke's return offers vital clues - but it also makes her a target of those who intend to see Duke punished for his many sins. When Julia investigates the death of a city councilman's young nephew, she finds links to a string of other murders . . . and to a web of greed and kidnapping that stretches back decades.
Was the old lady murdered seven years ago really just the victim of a botched robbery? Who was behind the dead sailor discovered in the Seine with three gunshot wounds? And why does there seem to be a curious link with a ferry that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast many years previously? Anne Capestan's police squad - a crowd of misfits, troublemakers, and problem cases, none of whom are fit for purpose and yet none of whom can be fired - is given long-abandoned cold cases to solve.
International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to make an emergency landing in the remote Libyan desert. When the dust settles on a tense negotiation, Thea finds herself at the beck and call of a ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing to crush his rivals, even if it means forcing her to break international law.
Washington DC journalist Marshall McEwan is forced to return to his small Mississippi hometown - his father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon political corruption. Then archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, followed by the murder of power broker Max Matheson's wife, shot dead in her own bed.
A young woman died holding an envelope with Kendra's name on it - its only contents a flash drive with a seemingly innocuous video of an unfamiliar wedding reception. Formerly blind and now a hired gun for law enforcement agencies that rely on her razor-sharp powers of observation, Kendra has no clue why this woman died trying to get the information to her. And before they can answer that question, the bride from the video is abducted from her suburban home.
As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family's Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year's beach festival. But now a local businessman is under the boardwalk - dead by the sea.
A call comes in the middle of the night for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. And when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all.
1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name and a new job, a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece. When Bernie tries to confront the claimant, a former Wehrmacht soldier, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place. Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war.
In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope.Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor's husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing.
Poppy McAllister participates in a culinary competition, teaming up with her former fiancee, Tim - and his condescending partner, Gigi. Things get heated quickly - especially when some ingredients get switched and Tim's accused of sabotage. Relatively harmless pranks soon escalate into real hazards, including an exploding deep fryer. And now one of the judges has died after taking a bite of Poppy's cannoli - making her the chef suspect.
Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, Hap and Leonard run across a woman who has had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess. On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first.
Count Falier urges his Venetian son-in-law, Guido Brunetti, to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune. And yet Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption.
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Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend; covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. There's only one person who can help prove her innocence: PI Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago.
Jack Ryan Jr. attempts to track down a young girl his mother treated during the Bosnian war 26 years previously. The helpless child has grown into a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans, the region of Europe where empires go to die.
After a young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape, he is convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence and sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes - a seemingly impossible fact. Now, the convicted athlete, joined by a new lawyer,is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered.
Stella Duffy resurrects Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn, completing a novel left unfinished by Marsh. Mr Glossop is doing his regular round of delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's Canterbury plains when his car breaks down and strands him at the isolated Mount Seager Hospital. Trapped with him at Mount Seager are a group of quarantined soldiers with a serious case of cabin fever, three young employees embroiled in a tense love triangle, a dying elderly man, an elusive patient whose origins remain a mystery ... and a potential killer.
With the Lenten season fast approaching, Sister Louise "Lou" LaSalle looks forward to a final day of indulgence before giving up her favorite sweets. But one Briar Coast resident won't get the chance to repent. Opal Lorrie, the mayor's director of finance, was just found in the parking lot of the Board of Ed - with a broken neck.
Brussels 1979. There are two men on their way to Brussels from the UK: Neil Bannerman, an iconoclastic journalist for Scotland's Daily Standard whose irate editor wants him out of the way, and Kale - a professional assassin. Expecting to find only a difficult, dreary political investigation in Belgium, Bannerman has barely settled in when tragedy strikes. His host, a fellow journalist, along with a British Cabinet minister, are discovered dead in the minister's elegant Brussels townhouse. It appears that they have shot each other.
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise, when he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago.
The charming young couple, he a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, seem to have it all. But some might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn't work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London's busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire in a city that seems increasingly dangerous and hostile.
When the local police dredge up a vintage sports car containing human remains, Lee is thrilled to be the first reporter on the scene. Once she learns the car is connected to the cold case her boyfriend Pete happens to be working on, her powers of investigation are quickly alerted. But it's her Aunt Ibby's emotional reaction to Lee's TV report that puts her on the case.
Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.
After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest. They learn that they, their mother and troubled sister, Franny, are required by their father's will to remain on the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined - revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear.
An unexpected guest arrives at the lobster shack: a crustacean so huge he's dubbed Lobzilla around Mystic Bay and on social media. Meanwhile, in exclusive Rabb's Point, a strange burglary breaches the elegant home of Royal Parrish. Allie takes it upon herself to help with the investigation but, before she can get to the bottom of the case, another alarm sounds: the Lazy Mermaid's Lobzilla has gone missing and is on the loose! And bodies are beginning to pile up.
After the daughter of a murder victim turns up outside his flat, John Rebus needs to hone his detective instincts. Enlisting the help of his old friend DI Siobhan Clarke, Rebus is determined to solve this cold case once and for all. But Clarke has problems of her own, problems that will put her at odds with her long-time mentor and push him into seeking help from his age-old adversary: 'Big Ger' Cafferty.
Omar Yussef and his boss, Magnus, travel to the Gaza Strip to inspect the UN schools in the Gaza refugee camps. The trip is just a routine visit, but upon their arrival they meet James Cree, the UN security officer for Gaza, who tells them that a teacher at one of their schools has been imprisoned for allegedly spying. As they try to free the teacher and manage the explosive political situation, they find themselves in a dangerous confrontation with Gaza's warring government factions and the local criminal gangs.
Czechoslovakia, 1935. A brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates - the country's most depraved murderers - while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum.
Winner of the 2018 International Thriller Writers' Award. The Final Girls are three young women, grouped together by the media because each was the sole survivor of a massacre. Then one of them, Lisa, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit; and Sam, the second Final Girl, appears on the doorstep of Quincy, the third. But Quincy is led to question why Sam is really seeking her out.
MI5 undercover officer Andy Knight, posing as a truck driver, has befriended Zeinab, a young Muslim student from a small Yorkshire town who is a central part of a murderous, extremist plot. Connections have been made through a veteran Manchester gangster with a source of AK47s in the impoverished, drug-ridden, high rise estates of Marseilles. If Zeinab can find a driver and bring one rifle home on a test run, many more will follow.
Mike Hammer postpones his marriage to his faithful girl Friday, Velda, in order to deal with ramifications arising from the discovery of the perfectly preserved femur of the biblical giant Goliath. Or it could be a creosote-soaked railroad tie -- it depends on what angle, how close, you get. At any rate, the rabid Manhattan pit bull PI girds his loins and goes to war, pitting himself against Islamic terrorists and Israeli extremists with apocalyptic agendas. Well, they might be terrorists and extremists. Or maybe they're just birdwatchers with binoculars on straps around their necks. Whatever. They're dead now.
As the year turns from 1348 to 1349, the Black Death continues its relentless course across England. Guided by their heretical mistress, Lady Anne, they wait inside the protection of a moat as their stores dwindle, knowing that when the food is gone they will have no choice but to leave. Lady Anne sends her steward Thaddeus Thurkell and a band of raw, untested youths in search of supplies and news.
If Val can tolerate criticism from an abrasive pastry chef during filming, the free publicity of a reality cooking show might be just what her pie shop needs. Except no one in San Nicholas has an appetite for dessert once murder steals the spotlight. When the show's bossy producer gets pushed to her death, Val and her flaky, septuagenarian pie crust expert, Charlene, follow crumbs in hopes of finding the killer.
Doc's old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he's run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Leonard Nickelby, despises amateur archaeologists, which is bad enough, but now he and his young "assistant" have disappeared - along with Fitzpatrick's impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and the list of uncharted wreck sites Fitz spent decades putting together.
For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of the War on Drugs. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera's final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America.
During the months following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.
Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone's doorstep. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entree to the inside to figure out their scheme.
1985. Seasoned reporter Kazumasa Yuuki and his newsroom colleagues put aside office politics when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep. 17 years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear.