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On a trip into Winchester, former chief inspector Angus Sinclair learns of a tragedy that has taken place in the village where he is staying. Beloved church organist Greta Hartmann has slipped and fallen to her death in a shallow creek, and while investigations conclude it to be an accident, her friend and housemate, Vera, remains unconvinced. After learning that Greta was the widow of a prominent anti-Nazi German preacher, Sinclair meets with the distraught Vera, and he resolves to dig deeper into the story.
Victorian Edinburgh. A theatre company arrives in Leith to perform King Lear. A ruthless robbery is planned, a gruesome murder committed, both of which set off unwanted events and unearth long buried connections from brothel owner Jean's past. Even more lethally, her own lost family life explodes in the present, as a wild young actress who trails violence and death behind her, involves Jean in a dangerous complex game.
It's 1949. War veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison and is sent to Poca City on parole. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment - and a stiff drink - leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy.
A tattoo parlor on Victoria Square? Some of the merchants get hot under the collar at the proposal, but could they be driven to kill to stop it? That's what the sheriff's office and Katie Bonner want to know when the building's owner is electrocuted with his own saw.
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.
The glamorous star of an intimate review, Frou Frou Gavotte, has rather taken the fancy of Blotto's school friend Giles 'Whiffler' Trumpington. But while Blotto and Whiffler wait for the star outside the theatre to take her to dinner, Whiffler is seized and manhandled into the back of a cab which then drives off into the night. Leaving Blotto with the problem of how to rescue his kidnapped schoolmate.
Although she hadn't known Leonard Mallett very well, nor liked him particularly, Carole Seddon feels duty bound to attend her fellow committee member's funeral. As she suspected, the hymns, readings and sermon are all very predictable - not unlike Leonard himself. What she couldn't have predicted was that the deceased's daughter would use the occasion to publicly accuse her stepmother of murder.
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.
Within the shadows of the towering Dolomites' peaks, crime boss Herr Wegener has forged a reign of terror and controls everyone: politicians, police, and his wife Marlene. But Marlene can finally no longer take her husband's abuse and cruelty and goes on the run - but not before stealing millions of lire worth of sapphires from Wegener's safe as well as his car. Wegener sends a notorious assassin to kill his wife. It is only after dispatching the killer that he learns Marlene is pregnant with his son.
Summer is busy season for Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida's bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She's expecting an influx of tourists at Mac's Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey. Mac can't imagine anyone stabbing the down-on-his-luck handyman.
Lotte Meerman dismisses the claims of a man who says he is Andre Nieuwkamp, a man murdered as a teenager over 30 years ago. It had been a police success story when the skeletal remains found in the dunes outside Amsterdam had been identified, and the murderer subsequently arrested. But the next day the Andre Nieuwkamp claimant is found dead. His passport said he wqs Theo Brand, a British citizen, but subsequent DNA tests reveal that the man was indeed Andre Nieuwkamp.
Amsterdam-based detective Lotte Meerman listens to a Right to Justice podcast as they dissect one of her old cases. Every episode makes fresh accusations of a bungled operation. But Lotte is still convinced that it was Ruud who was guilty of the murder of a student near Rembrandt Square ten years earlier - until Ruud Klaver then dies in suspicious circumstances, only hours after the final podcast proving his innocence is broadcast. Lotte decides to revisit the case.
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.
Serge A. Storms and his best bro Colman do a cemetery tour of Florida that begins in Key West and includes a forgotten mass grave in Palm Beach county holding the remains of African Americans killed by the Great Hurricane of 1928, and the resting place of one world-famous television dolphin from the 1960s. But one deadland - a haunted old sugar field - holds more than just the bones of those who have passed. For years, local children have whispered about a boogeyman hiding among the stalks. Could it be the same maniac known as Naked Florida man who's been raising hell all over the place?
When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. They establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist - and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she's writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous.
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 be back after realizing their mistake. Then a murder confirms the theory.
At the funeral of his army buddy, Sean, Nick Heller is approached by a member of the wealthy Kimball family. She wants to become a whistleblower, exposing evidence that Kimball Pharmaceutical knew its biggest money-maker was dangerously addictive and led directly to the overdoses and deaths of people like Sean. But Nick quickly finds himself entangled in the complicated family dynamics of the Kimball dynasty.
Amish matchmaker Millie Fisher learns that her niece, widowed gardener Edith Hochstetler, is recently engaged to rude, greedy Zeke Miller. Anyone can see he's not right for such a gentle young woman - except Edith herself. Pleased when she convinces the bride-to-be to leave her betrothed before the wedding, Millie is later panicked to find Zeke in Edith's greenhouse - as dead as a tulip in the middle of winter.
April, 1840. Benjamin January knows no black person in their right mind would willingly go to the Republic of Texas but when his former pupil Selina Bellinger is kidnapped and enslaved, he has no choice. Once there he is saved from being hanged by Valentina Taggart, wife of the wealthy landowner of Rancho Perdition. After Valentina is accused of the murder of her husband, she in turn calls on Benjamin for help.
In Riversend, an isolated Australian community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable. He kills five parishioners before being taken down himself. A year later, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to report how the townspeople are coping and learns that the accepted theory of the killings may be wrong.
Sarah Winston's garage sale business has a new client: the daughter of a couple who recently died in a tragic accident while away on a trip to Africa. Their house is full of exotic items from around the world that need to be sold off. When Sarah learns that the deceased were retired CIA agents, the job becomes more intriguing - but when an intruder breaks in and a hidden camera is found, it also becomes more dangerous.
After taking the blame for a death, Michael leaves his brother and the orphanage known as the Iron House, to become a mob enforcer. When he discovers love, he tries to escape the life he's made on the streets by returning to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House.
One night, eleven people - ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. 16 minutes later, the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.
Detective Nick Fourcade and his wife Detective Annie Broussard, of the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, are troubled by the brutal murder of Genevieve Gauthier's 7 year old son. The boy was killed by an alleged intruder, but his mother is alive and well, a witness inexplicably left behind to tell the tale. There is no evidence of forced entry, not a clue that points to a motive. Then, the next day, the boy's 13 year old babysitter is reported missing.
When a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for, but the human connection. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation, IQ falls victim to a threat even a genius can't see coming. Waiting for Isaiah around every corner is Seb, the Oxford-educated African gangster who was responsible for the death of his brother, Marcus.
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.
It's Family Day at Camp David when the President's convoy is ambushed and many members and relatives of his cabinet are killed. In the immediate aftermath, Vick "The Reaper" Harwood watches a live feed of his former ranger buddy Sammie Samuelson's confession and apparent suicide. But when Harwood goes to Samuelson's home to investigate, traces of evidence left by his old friend point to a fiendish plot involving transnational terrorists and political opponents back at home.
Nine years after divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life, a pillar of the community accused of theft, her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. Bob Skinner's daughter Alex, Solicitor Advocate, has taken on the brief. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in.
When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation that reaches 50 years into the mysterious woman's dramatic Basque past. Aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, Sheriff Longmire must connect the specter of the past to the present to find the killer among them.
Alastair Sheridan has wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and a real chance of becoming the Prime Minister. But he also has a secret. He's a serial killer with a taste for young women. Disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of only a handful of people who know that. Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men claiming to be from MI6 and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity.
Aunt Ginny's long-ago high-school beau, Royce Hanson, a retired Broadway actor, has returned to Cape May, New Jersey, to star in a Senior Center staging of Mamma Mia. Slated to open February 13th, the problem-plagued production seems to be cursed - with stolen props, sabotage, and even a death threat. But when a cast member plunges to his death from a catwalk, it soon becomes clear a murderer is waiting in the wings.
One day popular 17 year old Alice Teale walked out of school and hasn't been seen since. Her boyfriend, friends and family are desperate to find her, but when the police start asking questions, it becomes clear that almost everyone has something to hide. Detectives Beth Winter and Lucas Black don't know which way to turn. But then they receive a disturbing package: pages from Alice's precious diary.
The Garths had farmed their fertile acres for generations. Here hot-tempered Robert Garth, still hale and hearty at eighty-two, ruled Garthmere Hall with a rod of iron. Until, that is, old Garth was found dead - 'dead as mutton' - in the trampled mud of the ancient outhouse. Glowering clouds gather over the dramatic dales and fells as seasoned investigator Chief Inspector Macdonald arrives.
Zoe Maisey is a 17 year old musical prodigy with a genius IQ who, three years ago, was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding that Zoe do the same. But after Zoe gives a recital that Maria has been planning for months, Maria is dead. In the aftermath, everyone - police, family, Zoe's former solicitor, and Zoe herself - tries to piece together what happened.
Oxford 1960. As the city of Oxford prepares itself for the inaugural Miss Oxford Honey Beauty Pageant at the Old Swan Theatre, excitement is in the air. Then tragedy strikes the competition when one of the leading contestants is found dead. Initially, the authorities assume her death was suicide. But after a malicious series of pranks and blackmail attempts are reported, WPC Loveday and Coroner Clement Ryder are called upon to solve the case.
Nearly one hundred members of the Ark, a sinister apocalypse cult, are found dead by poison at their isolated community in North Wales. 23 year old Romy, who has never known life outside the compound, is among the few left alive. Now she must start a new life for herself - and the child growing inside her. But outside the walls of the Ark, the real evil has only just begun.
Kinship, Ohio, 1924. When Lily Ross learns that her husband Daniel, town sheriff, has been killed transporting a prisoner, she vows to avenge his death. But, hours after his funeral, Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner's widow, arrives to speak to Daniel about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena's lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be.
India. 1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his past - a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn't here by coincidence, but for revenge.
Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything - except having one of her clients drop dead at the statue of fabled fishmonger, Molly Malone.
When a flash mob on Brick Lane is interrupted by a sudden explosion, DI Maya Rahman dashes to the scene. A fire is raging through one of the city's most infamous streets, the sight of Maya's childhood home. And the discovery of two charred bodies in the burnt-out building transforms an arson attack into a murder case.
Iris decides to stay in her Maine hometown to help her widowed grandmother, Anne, bring her online hand-made apron designs to retail life. As they set up their apron shop they find a skeleton in the basement that Anne recognizes as the remains of an old friend. Then a second body shows up on the premises, that of their corrupt landlord. And Anne becomes prime suspect.
Twelve conspirators plot an escape that releases more than a thousand convicts into the nearby small town, where they rape, murder, and destroy the town - burning down homes and businesses. The twelve who plotted it all get away. After two years the mayor and city attorney meet, and Leah Hawkins, resident good cop, is placed on sabbatical so that she can tour the country learning advanced police procedures. But this is a ruse. Her real job is to track the infamous twelve. And kill them.
Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane - until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family. Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the United States Embassy and told he is not welcome in Iceland.
A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. DI Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead - and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus.
She calls herself Lady Justice. Her first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company's human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims - but they don't know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Early October is "winding down" time in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but there's nothing relaxing about it for Julia Snowden. Between busloads of weekend leaf peepers at the Snowden Family Clambake and a gut renovation of the old mansion on Morrow Island, she's keeping it all together with a potentially volatile skeleton crew - until one of them turns up dead under the firewood.
Morley, Miriam and Sefton find themselves caught up in Bonfire Night in Lewes. On the morning after, Sefton goes for a swim in Pells Pool, the oldest freshwater lido in England - in the very centre of Lewes - where he discovers a woman's body. She has drowned. Is it a misadventure or could it be ... murder?
Police officer Ellery Hathaway, forced into group therapy for victims of violent crime, immediately finds higher priorities than "getting in touch with her feelings." For one, she suspects a fellow group member may have helped to convict the wrong man for a deadly arson incident years ago. For another, Ellery is being pressured by a woman who survived a brutal rape for help finding the perpetrator.
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.
Aydin Torkal is on the run, hunted both by the world's intelligence agencies and the elite brotherhood of insurgents he betrayed. When MI6 agent Rachel Cox receives a coded message from him, warning her not to trust her own colleagues, Rachel must choose between her career and the truth. But as Aydin hunts down those who destroyed his childhood, the trail he follows will lead him closer to home than he ever expected.
A prequel to the Detective Kubu series. Shortly after David Bengu joined the Botswana CID, the richest diamond mine in the world is robbed of 100,000 carats of diamonds in transit. At first police suspect an inside job - until the robbers are found killed execution-style in South Africa, with the diamonds still missing. Suspicion then focuses on a witch doctor and his son.
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.
A collection of four novellas: each taking place in 1998, each set in the world of Six Four, and each centring around a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it.
9 year old Jai drools outside sweet shops, watches too many reality police shows, and considers himself to be smarter than his friends Pari (though she gets the best grades) and Faiz (though Faiz has an actual job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants, and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit in the sprawling Indian city. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighbourhood.
Atlee Pine is an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon - and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn't the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the Canyon.
Aimee Leduc's mother, who was supposed to pick her granddaughter Chloe up from a playgroup, never showed. As Aimee and Chloe are leaving the playground, Aimee witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimee's mother, Sydney Leduc, who has vanished.
A flight attendant wakes up in Dubai in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassie is afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - so she begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai.
Gina "Tinkerbell" Miyoko spends her time sniffing out delinquent dads in the San Francisco Bay area and honing her detective skills. But when her best friend Rose, an undercover agent, discovers there is a stalker on her tail, she hires Tink as a bodyguard. Someone must be trying to intimidate Rose and scare her out of testifying in an upcoming case on looted Anasazi artifacts. But when Tink tries to flush-out the stalker, things take a far more dangerous turn.
Nick Brink and his boyfriend Clay Guillory meet up on the Grand Canal in Venice planning to sell a collection of counterfeit antiques to a brash, unsuspecting American living out his retirement years in a grand palazzo. With Clay's smarts and Nick's charm, their scheme is sure to succeed. As it turns out, tricking a millionaire out of money isn't as easy as it seems, especially when Clay and Nick let greed get the best of them.
MI6 officer Kate Henderson's most recent mission has yielded the startling intelligence that the British Prime Minister has cancer - and that one of the leading candidates to replace him may be a Russian agent of influence. Up against the clock to uncover the Russian mole, she risks everything to get to the truth.
After plastic surgery transforms her face, Avery is mistaken for the glamorous, selfish wife of Tate Rutledge, the famous senatorial candidate and member of a powerful Texas dynasty. As she lays helpless in the hospital, Avery makes a shattering discovery: someone close to Tate planned to assassinate him. Now, to save him, she must live another woman's life - and risk her own.
Cat Latimer and her writer's retreat group go on a hiking trip into the local mountains. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he's been struck down.
A military coup overthrows the Russian president and disables America's strategic nuclear capability with malware. A SEAL team is secretly landed to rescue the imprisoned Russian president and find a way around the malware. But time is running out and, this time, America's best may not be enough to prevent an all-out world war.
Marco Buratti, (the Alligator), and his partners have fallen into a trap laid by their enemy, Giorgio Pellegrini. Pellegrini is a wanted man who has turned state evidence - but something goes wrong. Blackmailed by a high government official, the Alligator and his partners are forced to investigate. But they've been framed: even if they discover who's behind the crime, they'll rot in prison. To survive, some rules will have to be bent, and others broken.
One afternoon 10 year old Jacob Rossi doesn't return home from school. Days later, DCI Anna Tate is called to the scene of a burning building, where an awful discovery has been made. A body has been found, and the label in his school blazer reads: J. Rossi. As Anna starts digging, she soon learns that a lot of people had grudges against the boy's father. But would any of them go so far as to take his son?
Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally when a drone appears and begins buzzing around the balloons, checking them out. Then it deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.
Amid the dog days of summer, Detective Sergeant John Byron is called to the scene of a horrific crime: a young woman's body, dismembered and left in an abandoned Portland lumber yard. The killing shares striking similarities with a spate of murders committed in Boston by a serial killer known only as the Horseman.
Detective Emily Baxter is summoned to a meeting of a new FBI/CIA/UK law enforcement task force in New York. There, she is presented with photographs of the latest copycat murder: a body contorted into a familiar pose, strung up from the Brooklyn Bridge, the word "BAIT" carved deep into its chest. As the media pressure intensifies, Baxter is ordered to assist with the investigation and attend the scene of another murder, again with a victim inscribed with a word - "PUPPET."
Athena has returned to coastal Michigan to work in her family's garden center and raise her son. Working alone at the garden center one night, Athena is startled by a handsome stranger who claims to be the rightful owner of a valuable statue her grandfather purchased at a recent estate sale. Meanwhile, the powerful Talbot family from whom her papous bought the statue is threatening to raze the shops on Greene Street's "Little Greece" to make way for a condo. The recent death of the family's patriarch already seemed suspicious, but now it's clear that a murderer is in their midst.
Joe Pike happens to be on hand when bank teller Izzy, on her way to lunch, is abducted by two men. He chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But after posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. Elvis uncovers a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, and the Witness Relocation Program. But what of all that did Izzy know?
In the remote Aspromonte Mountains in southern Calabria, Italy, three best friends embark on a life of crime. Brainy Luciano, the behind-the-scenes schemer, was orphaned as a little boy when the local mob boss had his postman father executed. Lazy, jovial Luigi has learned that there's no point in following the rules. And completing the triumvirate is the nameless narrator, from whose black soul comes the inspiration and energy for each new criminal project.
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.
Lovely family home, ready for your updates. Friendly neighborhood setting close to park; secluded. If not for the bodies discovered in the woods behind their new home, Garrick and Olivia Lockwood couldn't have afforded to buy number 25 The Avenue. It's the fresh start they and their two children badly need. Soon, these terrible crimes will be solved, they tell themselves, and once Garrick has remodeled, he's confident they'll sell the house for a profit.
In April 1938, a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, Germany, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. But he was not the returned Argentinian immigrant he'd said he was - he was a communist spy under Moscow's command to try to reconnect with any remnants of Germany's suppressed communist party.
14 short stories featuring scientific and technical know-how, containing stories by early masters in the field such as Arthur Conan Doyle and L. T. Meade alongside fine-tuned mysteries from the likes of Edmund Crispin and Dorothy L. Sayers.
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland. With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task - but there's no option for failure.
Slumped in a first-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a young, handsome gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of violence upon his person - yet Lenox knows instantly that it's not a natural death. Pursuing the investigation against the wishes of Scotland Yard, the detective encounters every obstacle London in 1855 has to offer, from obstinate royalty to class prejudice to the intense grief of his closest friend.
When the Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery - not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom.
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.
When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire's devastated father. Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out - and if Ted doesn't help find the real abductor, he'll be its first casualty.
One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend. Could this be the same girl? When a second victim is discovered by the same man, with the murder bearing all the same hallmarks as the first, Lottie needs to work fast to discover how else the two were linked. Then two more girls go missing.
Joe Roberts has a brain that seems able to outperform a computer. To a games company like Venstrom that promises big profits if his abilities can be properly exploited. So they send Nicole Nevinson to track him down and make him an offer too good to refuse. Almost before she knows it, Nicole's crossed an invisible line into a world where the game being played has rules she doesn't understand and where no one can help her win. But win she must. Because the battle now isn't just for Joe's mind, it's for Nicole's life.
David Mitre has a very unusual set of skills, skills he has acquired over a long criminal career. Hiding among the ex-pat community of the Greek islands, his cover is blown when he is witness to a stabbing on a Cyprus beach. The FBI want answers and David is given an ultimatum. Solve the murder or face imprisonment for his own crimes. Coerced into playing detective, David unwittingly uncovers a criminal enterprise far worse than anything he could have imagined.
While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation. The trail leads from the Balkans all the way back to Hollywood. Court is determined to shut it down, but his CIA handlers have other plans. The criminal ringleader has actionable intelligence about a potentially devastating terrorist attack on the US. The CIA won't move until they have that intel. It's a moral balancing act with Court at the pivot point.
In 1980 Premier Deng Xiaoping begins creating Special Economic Zones. One has been set up in Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong and on Fanling's doorstep. Among Triad leaders, Uncle is the only one who recognizes that Deng's intentions could have profound repercussions on their organizations. To protect his gang and their interests, he acts to not only minimize the negative impact, but to turn events to his advantage.
Beth hasn't seen Flora for 12 years. She doesn't want to see her today - or ever again. But she can't resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora arrives and calls to her children Thomas and Emily to get out of the car. Flora looks the same, only older. But 12 years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt, but they haven't changed at all. They are no taller, no older. Why haven't they grown? How is it possible that they haven't grown up?
A serial killer appears to be terrorizing the city. Female runners are being snatched off jogging trails, then slaughtered in abandoned churches. As crime writer Julia Gooden begins investigating, with help from Detective Raymond Navarro, she realizes just how personal this case has become. The murders, planned and executed with uncanny precision, are of women who share traits with Julia.
John Bachelor is a milkman - a part-time pension administrator whose main job is to check in on aging retired spies. Late in his career and having lost his wife, his house, and his savings after a series of unlucky choices, John's been living in a dead man's London apartment, hoping the bureaucracy isn't going to catch up with him and leave him homeless. But keeping a secret among spies is a fool's errand, and now John has made himself eminently blackmailable.
Newly-appointed District Sheriff Tristan Haraldsen and his wife Elsebeth are looking forward to a peaceful semi-retirement in the remote fishing village of Djevulsfjord on the stunningly beautiful island of Vagar. But when two boys go missing during the first whale hunt of the season, the repercussions strike at the heart of the isolated coastal community.
Joe Leaphorn has been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware - witchcraft is afoot.
After 14 years the remains of a popular high school student are discovered in the woods and her friends Georgina and Kaiser - who became a police detective - learn that Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The notorious serial killer was Georgina's first love, and she carried the secret of his dark deeds until the evidence landed her in prison. But now, just as Geo is about to be released, new bodies start turning up - killed in the exact same manner as Angela.
Fresh off the beating he took at the hands of a gang of ex-Abu Ghraib thugs working as paramilitary contractors, IQ is determined to build a life for himself with his new girlfriend, Grace. For once, he wants to be normal - a normal guy, with a normal PI business, doing the best he can.But this is IQ, and trouble is never far behind him. Joined by his faithful band of fast-talking, sharp-tongued partners, Deronda and Dodson, the cases are wild, the mysteries twisty, and the driving fast.
More than ten years after the sudden end of her high-profile broadcasting career, the death of an old friend brings Ali back to the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece about a young man in need of a kidney to save his life, which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder. It seems that Dr. Edward Gilchrist has not forgotten those responsible for his downfall.
Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam's perfect, the man she thought she'd never meet. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.
Viet Nam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the back of a scooter. Ellsworth Miser and Clovis Robeson are two army investigators who have been tasked with tracking down the daring killer.
Thumps DreadfulWater's world is turned upside down when Nina Maslow, the producer of a true-crime reality-TV show, turns up dead after working on a cold case that Thumps has spent years trying to forget. What's more, someone seems set on taunting Thumps, leaving reminders of the Obsidian murder case around town. Is it possible that the elusive serial killer who murdered his girlfriend and her daughter all those years ago has resurfaced in Chinook?
In all their years working for the Baywood police department, detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan have never seen anything like it. Four women dead in forty days, each killed ten days apart. With nothing connecting the victims and very little evidence, the clock is already counting down to when the next body drops.
Eager to capitalize on the internet fame he earned with video footage shot on a caving expedition, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death - a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he'll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy - a truth that means he might not be coming back alive.
The high-profile anti-independence campaigner Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan's superiors want results, and they want them now.
Betty Wentworth, favorite aunt to Scarlett's fiance Harrison and proud owner of corgi Freddy, is gearing up for London's Pets and Wellness Society's annual dog show. Never one to turn away a corgi in need, Scarlett convinces her milliner cousin, Vivian, to design matching hats for dream team Betty and Freddy as they compete for Best in Show. It's a tail wagging good time until the dog-food sponsor of the event is found dead and Betty is the prime suspect.
Baja California, 1979. Viridiana is bored with her life until three wealthy American tourists arrive for the summer. She immediately becomes entwined in the glamorous foreigners' lives. They offer excitement, and perhaps an escape from the promise of a humdrum future. When one of them dies, Viridiana lies to protect her friends. Soon enough, someone's asking questions, and Viridiana has some of her own about the identity of her new acquaintances.
When Dublin card sharp Eamon Foley is found swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack's pub, it's time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it's a simple suicide, but Siobhan suspects foul play. With conflicting theories abounding, tensions are running high between Siobhan and Macdara.
When Adam Kussgarten's twin brother Brandon is found gunned down just yards from Adam's flat, Brandon's girlfriend enlists Adam to find out what he was doing there and who killed him. Shy, stuttering Adam finds himself caught up in his brother's world of deception, violence and forgery.
An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down - and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise.
American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her shopping rounds, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular cafe: a leisurely start to a normal day on St Germain des Pres. And on the nearby Rue de Rivoli, Mahmoud Khalid climbs out of an electrician's van, elbows his way into the museum, sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker. That's when people start to scream.
Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients' long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal proving Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran's great-great-grandfather was murdered back in 1849. What's more, Lucy is able to tell Gus who was responsible for his ancestor's death. Or so it seems...
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.
Dozens of identical blue shoes are found in the ocean off the southwestern coast of Florida, all with a severed human foot inside, all exhibiting unmistakable signs of violence. They appear out of nowhere one day, floating in on the tide. Called off the tarmac from his return flight back to New York City, Pendergast reluctantly arrives on Captiva Island and is quickly drawn into the mystery.
As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. As an adult Alice devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called the Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice's screen that she recognizes, she's stunned to realize it's the same man who kidnapped her decades ago.
Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiance at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly. But Veronica soon learns that one question hangs over the party: What happened to Rosamund? Three years ago, Malcolm Romilly's bride vanished on their wedding day, and no trace of her has ever been found. Now those who were closest to her have gathered, each a possible suspect in her disappearance.
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body - and killed him. After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team - and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn't been exposed - it's time to look into Dr. Abner's past and relationships.
At the local ER, a battered and bruised teenage girl has been brought in by a mysterious man who claimed she'd fallen out of a car. The staff is suspicious, but while they attend to the teenager, the unidentified man slips out. Then the girl dies - but not before informing social worker Hildy Schneider that the man had her little sister as well.
Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She's smart, she's a hard worker, she does the right thing, she's successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston's defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA's office is her ticket to a successful future. Problem is - she's wrong. And in this cat and mouse game - the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
Local squabbles about property development have the town in quite a state of drama--and it seems like someone may even be upset enough to kill. When a local man involved in the real estate quagmire falls over dead at a reception to celebrate the harbor front's redevelopment, Sarah gets roped in to investigate by her own IT expert, Mr. P., who has long known the victim's stepfather.
It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there's even more to this killer than meets the eye...
On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he's ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable. But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie. Why is he there? What does he want? And what is he willing to do to get it?
Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose gruesome murders shook the world, wants to be interviewed - by criminal psychologist Seonkeyong. That same day Hayeong, Seonkeyong's husband's 11 year old daughter from a previous marriage, shows up at their door after her grandparents, with whom she lived after her mother passed away, die in a sudden fire. Seonkyeong begins to detect unnerving parallels between the two.
128 pages. Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment is to investigate a 22 year old murder. His suspect's name: Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America's military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene. But there's a bigger conspiracy at play - one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated.
The detectives who work in the Malmo Police Department of Sensitive Crimes, led by Ulf Varg take on three extremely strange cases. First, they investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed - in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element.
It's been seven years since Gloomy Knob landed in the Ted Stevens High-Security Federal Penitentiary to serve a life sentence for the murder of his sister. It's been five years since the end of the war, the one North Korea started when they sent a missile to Cold Storage, Alaska. Then one day, Gloomy is snatched from his off-site work station. His kidnappers believe Gloomy knows where a second nuclear warhead is hidden. Which is a problem, because he has no idea where it is.
Sally Proulx and her young boy have disappeared in the town of High River and Clare is hired to track them down, hoping against all odds to find them alive. But High River is a place women run to when they want to escape their past, to Helen Haines, a matriarch who offers them safe haven and anonymity. Pretending to be Sally's long-lost friend, Clare turns up and starts asking questions, but nothing prepares her for the swirl of deception and the depth of the lies.
London 1667. James Marwood, a traitor's son, is ordered to cover up the murder of Edward Alderley, one of the highest courtiers in the Court of Charles II and the cousin of one of Marwood's acquaintances. Cat Lovett had every reason to want her cousin dead. Since his murder, she has vanished, and all the evidence points to her as the killer. Marwood is determined to clear Cat's name and discover who really killed Alderley.
In Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge, a young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no one recognizes her - or admits to it. And how did she get there? Rutledge finds very little to go on in Avebury, slowly widening his search beyond the village - only to discover that unlikely - possibly even unreliable - clues are pointing him toward an impossible solution, one that will draw the wrath of the Yard down on him, and very likely see him dismissed if he pursues it.
DI Meg Dalton finds a 10 year old girl running barefoot through the woods in a blood-soaked nightdress. In the house nearby, the girl's father has been brutally stabbed to death. Why does the girl have no memory of what happened to her? And why has her behaviour changed so dramatically since her recent heart transplant? The case takes a chilling turn when evidence points to the girl's involvement in her own father's murder.
Two classic Westlake novellas, A Travesty and Ordo. In New York City, a movie critic has just murdered his girlfriend - well, one of his girlfriends (not to be confused with his wife). Will the unlikely crime-solving partnership he forms with the investigating police detective keep him from the film noir ending he deserves? On the opposite coast, movie star Dawn Devayne - the hottest It Girl in Hollywood - gets a visit from a Navy sailor who says he knew her when she was just ordinary Estelle Anlic of San Diego.
The newspaper refers to the body only as Victim 2117 - the 2117th refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But to three people, the unnamed victim is so much more, and the death sets off a chain of events that throws Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division led by Detective Carl Morck, into a deeply dangerous - and deeply personal - case. A case that not only reveals dark secrets about the past, but has deadly implications for the future.
Naive young Masha Mironova arrives in Moscow and becomes Columbine, a reckless and daring young woman with eccentric outfits and a pet snake worn as a necklace. She joins the Lovers of Death - a small group of poets who conduct seances to determine death's next chosen lover. Erast Fandorin, alerted by the string of suicides in the group, investigates. But will the gentleman detective be able to stop Columbine from taking action when the seance selects her as next to go?
When two 18 year old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight - desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters is determined to be first to discover the truth. As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even when it seems far away, danger can lie closer to home than one might think...
All the short stories featuring burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr in one volume.
When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance.
Some worship him and some want him dead, but either way, tensions run high when "Ray Boy" Calabrese is released from prison. It's been 16 years since Ray Boy's actions led to the death of a young man. The victim's brother, Conway D'Innocenzio, is a 29-year-old Brooklynite wasting away at a local Rite Aid, stuck in the past and drawn into a darker side of himself when he hears of Ray Boy's freedom. But even with the perfect plan in place, Conway can't bring himself to take the ultimate revenge on Ray Boy, which sends him into a spiral of self-loathing and soul-searching.
Stella and her globe-trotting mom, Millie, have come home from a perfume industry conference in Paris, where their trip was marred by witnessing the stabbing death of a young man. And lingering danger may have followed them back across the ocean. After someone breaks into her candle store, the Wick & Flame, Stella starts feeling spooked. And just as things threaten to ignite, Millie suffers a blow to the head. Stella receives an anonymous note claiming that her mother smuggled a secret formula out of France - and threatening her life if it isn't returned.
Expanding beyond earth's bounds, the Russians have built a new high-tech space station and armed it with weaponry capable of destroying US satellites as well as powerful missiles pointed at strategic targets across Earth. Devising a cunning plan of attack, Brad, Nadia, and the Iron Wolf warriors will take to the skies in their advanced space planes to destroy the space station, check the Russians' plan for dominance, and save the world. But is it already too late?
Lena and suspense novelist Camilla Graham are busily plotting their next novel and she's got a brand-new diamond ring on her finger thanks to her fiance, Sam West. The only blot on her Blue Lake life is a strange new corporation that has come to town called Plastisource. They seem to be intent on gobbling up prime real estate and changing the landscape of Lena's lovely adopted home.
U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter is a born tracker. He is sent to the icy wastelands of southeast Alaska where three people have disappeared on Prince of Wales Island. Two are crew members of the reality TV show, Alaska Adventure Jobs. The other is a Tlingit girl who had the misfortune of witnessing their murders. Cutter's job is to find the bodies, examine the crew's footage for clues, and track down the men who killed them.
The director of a television series set in 1950 Vigata asks the locals to track down movies and vintage photos to faithfully recreate the town in that time. Engineer Ernesto Sabatello, while rummaging in the attic of his house, finds some films shot by his father from 1958 to 1963, always on the same day, March 27, and always the same shot; the outside wall of a country house. Montalbano hears the story, and intrigued by the mystery of it, begins to investigate its meaning.
John Dickson Carr's first novel (1926), set in Paris. A would-be murderer, imprisoned for his attempt to kill his wife, has escaped and is known to have visited a plastic surgeon. His whereabouts remain a mystery, though with his former wife poised to marry another, Inspector Bencolin predicts his return. Sure enough, the beheaded body of the new suitor is discovered in a locked room of the salon, with no apparent exit. Bencolin sets off into the Parisian night to unravel the dumbfounding mystery and track down the sadistic killer.
When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe's underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive.
Set in Hong Kong. A schoolgirl - Siu-Man - has committed suicide, leaping from her 22nd floor window. Her librarian older sister who has been raising her refuses to believe there was no foul play. She contacts a man known only as N. - a hacker, and an expert in cybersecurity and manipulating human behavior. But can Nga-Yee interest him sufficiently to take her case, and can she afford it if he says yes?
It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool. Instead, Lana Lee's first-ever catering event turns into full-course madness when a domestic worker is found dead. Is the party's host Donna Feng, the sweet-and-sour owner of the Asia Village shopping plaza where Ho-Lee is situated, somehow to blame?
When Nell Valenti is offered a chance to move to Tuscany to help transform an aging villa into a farm-to-table cooking school and work with an acclaimed Italian chef, she eagerly accepts. But the villa is in a shambles with only a day to go before a group of local dignitaries arrive, along with a filmmaker sent to showcase and advertise the new school. The situation only worsens when Nell discovers that the filmmaker is an ex-boyfriend, and he's found murdered later that night.
Mike Hammer is at a high society party when a wealthy and well-respected man, Colby, is hit by a car and badly injured. When all he expected was a night on the town, Mike is hired to find out who was driving the car. His search leads him on a trail of murders, the victims often exhibiting the same kind of strangulation as the cause of death. How are they connected to an accident involving Colby, and why is the man himself acting so strangely?
1954. Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard case - a young doctor is startled from sleep and discovers his wife brutally murdered. He claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife. But the evidence sends Sheppard to prison. Nathan's old friend Elliot Ness asks him to revisit the evidence, and as he digs into the case he becomes convinced of Sheppard's innocence.
It's a perfectly normal day for Kitt Hartley at her job at the University of the Vale of York library, until Detective Inspector Halloran arrives at her desk to tell her that her best friend, Evie Bowes, is under suspicion of murder. Evie's ex-boyfriend Owen has been found dead - with a fountain pen stabbed through his heart - and all the evidence points to her.
When the beautiful young videographer offered to join his campaign, Senator Lee Rogers should've known better. But saying no would have taken a stronger man than Rogers, with his ailing wife and his robust libido. Enter Barton Brock, the senator's fixer. He's already gotten rid of one troublesome young woman - how hard could this new one turn out to be? Pursued from Washington D.C. to the streets of Paris, 18-year-old Fanny Cours knows her reputation and budding career are on the line. But what she doesn't realize is that her life might be as well...
Mia is starting work at Belle View, her father's catering hall, a popular spot for weddings, office parties, and more - despite the planes that occasionally roar overhead on their way to LaGuardia and rattle the crystal chandelier. Soon she's planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and a deadly surprise is revealed...
November, 1381. London has been rocked by a series of bizarre and brutal murders. The corpses of a number of prostitutes have been discovered, their throats slit, their bodies stripped; in each case, a blood-red wig has been placed on their heads. At the same time, a mysterious explosion rips through a royal war cog bound for Calais, killing all on board. Could there be a connection? Summoned to assist in the investigations by Sir John Cranston, Brother Athelstan uncovers rumours that the mysterious Oriflamme is responsible. But who - or what - exactly is he ... and why has he suddenly reappeared after almost twenty years?
Summoned to Holyrood Abbey, Sir Hugh Corbett finds the fortress in chaos. Brothers Anselm and Richard have been brutally slain by nails driven deep into their skulls. No one knows who could be behind the gruesome killings and the news attracts the attention of two unwanted guests - the sinister Marcher Lord Mortimer and King Philip of France's devious envoy, de Craon.
Kate and Flora Tolmie have always lived with a mystery. What happened to their mother, Christina? 23 years ago she vanished without trace from coastal northern France, leaving her young daughters orphaned and alone. Now Flora is also missing. In desperation, Kate turns to Cal McGil, a so-called sea detective, an expert on the winds and the tides, and consequently an exceptionally gifted finder of lost things - and lost people.
Sophie's mother Harriet wants to showcase her chiweenie (chihuahua-dachshund cross) Streetman in the Precious Pooches Holiday Extravaganza costume events. The festivities begin in October and end on St. Patrick's Day - with the winner starring in the St. Pat's Day parade. But things quickly turn an awful shade of green when Streetman uncovers a dead body under a tarp-covered grill in the neighbor's yard. The victim is Cameron Tully, a seafood distributor working out of Phoenix, who died from ingesting a toxic sago palm leaf.
13 year old Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, her uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later Karl's life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda's world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother's worst nightmare.
A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn't 'get' a single thing about anything anymore.
Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna. Kate's been assigned to find him but no one seems particularly keen on helping. His 26 year old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company. For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna.The only lead they have is the Kahuna's drop-out son.
A group of thirty-something friends from Oxford select an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands for their annual New Year get-together. As might be expected, a blizzard seals them in and then, as secret resentments surface, one of their number is found dead.
Ladies' maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt's mansion. Jane quickly befriends the Tyler children's nanny, Sofia. But then one night, after a scream from the nursery, Jane rushes in to find Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open.
Three young people found dead in and around the North Shore's Seymour River are three too many. The community wants answers, and Constables Dave Leith and Cal Dion work hard to get to the bottom of what went so wrong in the lives of these teens.
When Juliette "Jules" Bridge began caring for rabbits on her beloved Fur Bridge Farm in rural New Hampshire, she never imagined she'd be solving murders with one of them. Not only can her black-and-white rabbit, Bun, communicate with her telepathically, he happens to be a pretty sharp sleuth. Bun comes along as part of a petting pen for a birthday celebration - but for one of the guests, the fun is soon over. Evelyn Montgomery is found lying in the bushes with a knife in her chest, and the distraught hostess begs Jules to help.
When the handsome but dissolute young Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr is called in to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his longtime friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth's complicity. Nor was he able to prevent his troubled, headstrong young niece Stephanie from entering into a disastrous marriage with the dangerous nobleman.
Bikers are thundering into the seaside town of Ocean Crest for the annual Bikers on the Beach gathering that raises funds for injured veterans. It's a big boost for the Kebab Kitchen, as well as for local businesses like Melanie Haven's candy shop. But Melanie is about to find herself in a sticky situation. When Melanie and Lucy attend a beach bonfire, a local landlord is found dead after apparently choking on a piece of salt water taffy.
After an eventful first few months in Provence, it seems Penelope is finally settling into her delightful new life, complete with a gorgeous love interest in the mayor of St. Merlot. When Penelope and the mayor attend a glamorous gallery opening, Penelope's biggest worry is embarrassing herself in front of her date. But the evening takes a horrifying turn when a controversial expat painter, Roland Doncaster, chokes to death.
In the wake of what became an embarrassing disaster for MI6, Joe Wilderness is reprimanded with a posting to remote northern Finland, under the guise of a cultural exchange program to promote Britain abroad. To make some extra money, he begins smuggling vodka into the USSR, striking a deal with his old KGB pal Kostya. But is Kostya in Finland for that -- or because of the mining of cobalt in the region, a critical component in the casing of the atomic bomb?
Rachel Childs is a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.
Commissario Guido Brunetti promises Benedetta Toso, a dying patient at a hospice, that he and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, would look into the death of her husband, Vittorio Fadalto. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident.
Vincent is a bartender at a five-star glass-and-cedar hotel on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island, owned by New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. 13 years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.
India, 1922: A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose Maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two Maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law. The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer's counsel is required. However, the Maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay's only female lawyer.
Eva becomes concerned when her sister Alice starts spending time with a former beau, Keenan Ripley, who owns a nearby pear orchard. When Keenan's brother Stephen, the new head gardener at the Renshaw estate, Foxwood Hall, is found impaled by a pair of hedge clippers, the police - including Eva's beau, Constable Miles Brannock - suspect his closest kin. Stephen had been eager to sell their orchard to an American developer, but Keenan had fiercely resisted. A table set with two teacups and scones suggests Keenan had company the morning of the murder - and Eva fears her sister was with him.
When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police are ready to write it off as a standard-issue female suicide. But the residents of the domestic violence shelter where Katie worked disagree. These women have spent weeks or even years waiting for the men they're running from to catch up with them. They know immediately that this was murder. Still, Detective Dan Whitworth and his team expect an open-and-shut case - until they discover evidence that suggests Katie wasn't who she appeared.
Phillip "Catfish" Worry is a 92-year-old Mississippi bluesman who needs Leonid's help to deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father. The opportunity to do a simple favour while shocking the prevailing elite is too much for Leonid to resist. But when a famed and feared assassin puts a hit on Catfish, Leonid has no choice but to confront the ghost of his own felonious past.
It is 1981 and Detective Inspector Henry Hobbes investigates a brutal murder. The manner of the death and its staged circumstances pose many questions to which there are no obvious answers. To track the murderer, Hobbes must cross boundaries into a subculture hidden beneath the everyday world he thought he knew. His investigation takes him into a twisted reality, which is both seductive and devastating, and asks him the one question he has been dreading. How far will he go in pursuit of the truth?
On a stormy summer day the Aosawas, owners of a prominent local hospital, host a large birthday party. The occasion turns into tragedy when 17 people die from cyanide in their drinks. The only surviving links to what might have happened are a cryptic verse that could be the killer's, and the physician's bewitching blind daughter, Hisako, the only person spared injury.
Faith Fairchild is at her Penobscot Bay cottage on Sanpere Island, looking forward to time to herself. But that's before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond.
Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain's most notorious criminal family. When a rival organization makes a first foray into Burroughs territory, leaving a trail of bodies and a whiff of fear in its wake, Clayton is pulled back into the life he so desperately wants to leave behind.
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting inside - the one who was killed. And now that Cass keeps receiving silent phone calls, she can't quite shake the feeling that someone's watching her...
Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime. Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree, who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel. Accepting the role, Tommy soon realizes he's underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. The FBI aren't the only ones looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesn't play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.
In the space of a week, cop Harriet Blue has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet - and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side - and finally crosses it - Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.
In Washington, D.C.,one of the good friends of Daniel's sister Jemima has been assaulted and her treasured necklace has been stolen. The perpetrator appears to be a man named Philip Sidney, a British diplomat stationed in America's capital who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity. When Sidney winds up in court on a separate charge of embezzlement, it falls to Daniel to defend him.
One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to shut his bookshop early, possibly forever, and drives out of London to see his brother. When his car breaks down on an isolated road, he goes looking for help and finds a dilapidated house. As he approaches, a laughing woman he's never seen before walks out, addresses him by name and explains she's been waiting for him.
Douglas Rigby, attorney-at-law, has lost his last 200K (a clandestine "loan" from his last remaining client, former bigshot TV exec Glenn Haskill) in a cocaine deal gone wrong. He formulates an art forgery scheme involving one of Glenn's priceless paintings. But for Rigby to pull this one off, he'll need to negotiate a whole cast of players with their own agendas, including his wife, his girlfriend, an embittered art forger, Glenn's resentful nurse, and the man's money-hungry nephew.
Charlotte, North Carolina. Temperance Brennan receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she's anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her. An unidentified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions. To win answers to the others, including the man's identity, she must go rogue, working mostly outside the system. That's because Tempe's new boss holds a fierce grudge against her and is determined to keep her out of the case.
CIA agent Jake Keller and his partner, Curt Roach, are in Yemen on an important mission. They've been tipped off to a secret meeting of top al Qaeda leaders. The plan is to interrupt the meeting with a few unexpected visitors - a pair of Hellfire missiles from an orbiting drone. But the drone stops responding to their signals and soon disappears over the horizon. When next seen, the drone is attacking innocent pilgrims in Mecca. Note: Jake Keller does not appear in Jake Keller #1.
John Chu is a "sherpa" - a paid guide to online role-playing games. Chu's new client, the pseudonymous Mr. Jones, claims to be a "wealthy, famous person" with powerful enemies, and he's offering a ridiculous amount of money for a comprehensive tour of the world of virtual-reality gaming. But then John begins to suspect that Mr. Jones is really North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
Delaney's expat life in Edinburgh Scotland, working in a bookshop, is straight out of a fairy tale. But the plot thickens when Delaney befriends Norval Fraser, a charming old man who is oddly obsessed with the Loch Ness monster. When Norval's nephew is found dead and the police name him as a prime suspect, it becomes Delaney'sjob to learn what really happened.
Lucy Abbott comes home to Fawn Grove, Maine, after serving time in Afghanistan, and then working as a sous chef in New York. But when a fifteen-year-old Muslim girl is found murdered along the banks of the river, difficult memories of Lucy's time overseas come flooding back and she feels an automatic connection. At first glance, the tragedy looks like an honor killing. But the more Lucy learns about her old hometown, the less certain that seems.
Mike Hammer - and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda - take on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer deals with doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men, meeting changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance.
Milo is hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him. Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run. The young analyst wonders what to believe. He wonders, too, if he'll survive this interview.
Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's eight most unsolvable murders, classic cases that are almost impossible to crack. Now the FBI has noticed a series of unsolved murders that matches the killings on Mal's old list. Worse, the killer is out there, watching his every move - a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history.
When financier Gerald Cartwright disappeared from his home six years ago, it was assumed he'd gone on the run from his creditors. But then a skeleton is found bricked up in the cellar of Cartwright's burned-out mansion, and it becomes clear Gerald never left alive.As the sole representative of South Yorkshire's Cold Case Review Unit, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is not expected to get results, but luckily, he already has a suspect. Unluckily, that suspect is Cartwright's son, the man Tyler slept with the night before.
A poetry slam at a bakery? Why not! Even though Pie Town proprietor Val Harris would rather be spending time with her newfound half-brother, she knows her employee Abril is beyond excited to be hosting the event. Especially since it stars the apple pie of Abril's eye, poet and professor Michael Starke. But the evening ends on a sour note when Professor Starke is found murdered mere moments after being accused of plagiarism.