hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Jules Capshaw and the team at Torte have been hired to cater a weekend getaway. The executive team at a big city firm will raft the rapids on the Rogue River. But between constant bickering and heavy drinking, Jules wonders how the team can accomplish anything. She's happy for a brief reprieve when they zip up their lifejackets and head out in their boats, but the serenity of the scene quickly vanishes when she discovers one of the execs floating face down in the water.
In the small mining town of Malmberget, north of the Arctic Circle, residents and their houses are being relocated. As the mine that built the town slowly swallows it street by street, building by building, the memories of the community have collapsed into the huge pit they call "the hole." Only a few stubborn souls cling to their homes, refusing to leave. When two workers making their final preparations hear a sound coming from a basement, they break a cellar window and find a terrified man curled up in a corner.
Carolina Garcia-Ramirez is a rising star in national politics, taking on the establishment with her progressive agenda. Now she is contending with numerous death threats coming from hundreds of suspects. Her chief of staff reaches out to Spenser for security, though Garcia-Ramirez is less than thrilled. To her, it's all noise. But it doesn't take long for Spenser to cross paths with an extremist group called the Minutemen, led by a wealthy Harvard grad named Bishop Graves.
May 1816: Jane Austen is feeling unwell. Her apothecary recommends a trial of the curative waters at Cheltenham Spa, in Gloucestershire. Jane decides to treat herself to a period of rest and reflection at the spa, in the company of her sister, Cassandra. But it becomes obvious that other boarders at the guest house where the Misses Austen are staying have come to Cheltenham with stresses of their own - some of them deadly.
Hamish's new constable, Dorothy McIver, may be the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. Hamish spends the summer traveling with her up and down Sutherland until finally, he can take it no longer and begs her to marry him. She says yes, but just as the town of Lochdubh gets ready to celebrate, Hamish finds himself with a new murder on his hands.
Martina wants to be the best gymnast in the world. But so does everyone around her. During one week of intense competition, Martina and her teammates are tested to the limit, and any sign of weakness can quickly spell the end. By the end of the week, one of the gymnasts will be dead. Every girl will do anything to win...but at what cost?
Opening a family business can be murder. When Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie put all their beans in one basket to open Sip & Spin Records, a record-slash-coffee shop in Cedar River, Texas, they knew there could be some scratches on the track, but no one was expecting to find a body deader than disco in the supply closet.
Marybeth Pickett finds an unmarked package at the front door of the library where she works. In the package is a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. Did a World War II soldier from Wyoming brings this back from Nazi Germany? When she finds the name of a deceased local man who was likely there, Joe visits the man's son - only to find him brutally tortured and murdered. Someone is after the photo album - but why?
US Marshal Regan Merritt never bought the FBI's theory that her ten-year-old son's murder was tied to her job. Yet as leads went cold, she'd had to walk away from the marshals, the case and her now ex-husband, Grant, who blamed her for Chase's death. After Regan receives a chilling voice mail from her former boss, Tommy, claiming new information about Chase's murder, she can no longer stay away from her pain-filled past. Especially when Tommy is murdered before she can return his call.
Jennifer MacKenzie being hit by a car was a tragic accident. Or so it seemed. Until Connor is summoned to a meeting with his girlfriend's dad, Duncan McKenzie. MacKenzie claims that Jen's accident was actually a message intended for him - and a way to force him to kill his trusted lieutenant Paulie King, who has now mysteriously disappeared. His request to Connor is simple. Find Paulie and the men who hurt his daughter.
Two dozen stories featuring Astro, the Seer of Secrets, and his lovely assistant, Valeska. Astro hides his powers of observation and reasoning beneath a turban and a cape, pretending to read palms and consult crystals while in fact keenly observing details that most people - police included - miss. Valeska, his beautiful blonde protege, assists Astro with his investigations, all the while honing her own skills.
In February 1986, the Halland police receive a call from a man who claims to have attacked his first victim. I'm going to do it again, he says before the line cuts off. By the time policeman Sven Jorgensson reaches the crime scene, the woman is taking her last breath. For Sven, this will prove a decisive moment. On the same night, Sweden plunges into a state of shock after the murder of the prime minister. Could there possibly be a connection?
L. A. Christmas, 1967. When a young woman is found murdered in her motel room, LAPD finds at the scene the name of recently retired PI Ida Young - and wants to know why. Meanwhile mob fixer Dante Sanfelippo has put his life savings into purchasing a winery in Napa Valley but first he must do one final favour for the Mob before leaving town: find a bail jumper before the bond money falls due, and time is fast running out. Ida's friend, Louis Armstrong, flies into the city just as her investigations uncover mysterious clues to the killer's identity.
First Canadian publication of a classic psychological thriller. On a holiday in Morocco 25-year-old Lizzie Bartholome meets and has a brief affair with Philip, a fellow tourist. When she returns to England there is a solicitor's letter waiting for her. Philip Samson has died and in his will, has left Lizzie a gift of 15,000 pounds. But there are conditions attached to this unexpected legacy that will soon force Lizzie to confront terrifying secrets from her past.
Athena Spencer works with her big Greek-American family (whom she also anonymously blogs about) at their garden center near Lake Michigan. She's also gained a reputation for crime-solving - and that's what brings flower-shop owner and fellow sleuth Abby Knight Salvare to her door. Abby has come from Indiana to this Lake Michigan town to help her cousin, Jillian, who was emceeing a local fashion show and now stands accused of murdering one of the models.
Bangkok, 1996: Supot, a postman with the Royal Thai Mail service, and his best friend, Ali, the owner of a video store, bemoan the state of modern Thai cinema - until a mysterious cassette, entitled Bangkok 2010, arrives at Ali's store. The two agree the dystopian film set in a near-future Thailand is the most brilliant Thai movie they've ever seen. Who would make a movie like this and not release it, and why? Supot journeys deep into the Thai countryside and discovers that powerful people are dead set on keeping the film buried.
On Christmas Day, 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote mining town disappeared without a trace. Now, two backcountry guides have been hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to explore the long-abandoned mining town and learn what happened. With them are a psychic and a paranormal photographer. They've come to see a ghost town, but what they are about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone - and the past is very much alive...
Lachlan Kite is a member of BOX 88, an elite transatlantic black ops outfit so covert that not even MI6 and the CIA are certain of its existence -- but even the best spy can't anticipate every potential threat in a world where dangerous actors lurk around every corner. At the funeral of his childhood best friend, Lachlan falls into a trap that drops him into the hands of a potentially deadly interrogation, with his pregnant wife, also abducted, being held as collateral for the information he's sworn on his own life to protect.
Saint Patrick's Day at Pans'N Pancakes will include a televised cooking competition to be filmed on site. Unfortunately, someone's luck has run out. Before the cameras start rolling, tough-as-nails producer Tara O'Hara Moore is found upstairs in her B&B room, bludgeoned apparently by the heavy hilt of a cleaver left by her side.
A stock-market trader is pushed from a high-rise balcony and falls to his death on the street below. The only clue the police can find is a box of matches. The decomposing body of a member of the Saudi Royal Family is discovered in a car. Evidence suggests the killer took the man's life, then stole his identity, wore his clothes and lived in his hotel room - before vanishing into thin air like smoke. Nothing but matchsticks are left behind. Dr Bloom realizes the only thing linking these murders is a trail of burnt matches and broken lives.
After years of manic road tripping across their beloved Sunshine State, Serge and Coleman settle down in Pelican Bay, a thriving condo complex with scenic views and friendly neighbours. And Serge's skills are suddenly in high demand, since the community is at war with investors who are buying up units and leasing them to young vacationers who party at all hours. And then there's the gang war that erupts when a local drug lord passes the family business to his young, enterprising son.
Stroud, a former war photographer, left the frontline before his luck ran out. His close friend Vincent Raphael, was not so fortunate. But when Raphael is allegedly sighted in Istanbul - six years after his death - Stroud is drawn back into a life that nearly destroyed him. So begins a journey that takes him from the Balkans to the Netherlands, his every move closely monitored by international intelligence agencies.
In the coronary care unit at one of Copenhagen's leading medical centers, a nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medication and stealthily enters the room of an older male patient. Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination - the draining of all the blood in her body. Lead Investigator Jeppe Korner, recovering from a painful divorce and in the throes of a new relationship, takes on the investigation.
Diesel and Stephanie are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless. Unsure if Diesel is her partner or her competition in this case, she'll need to watch her back every step of the way as she sets the stage to draw Wednesday out from behind his computer and into the real world.
Most acts of violence are pretty random. But murdering someone and impaling their head on the railing outside the Royal Courts of Justice... that takes planning. And when the pathologist finds a page from a book rammed down the dead man's throat, DI Charlie George thinks it's safe to assume that someone, somewhere, wants to send a message.
Millie's decidedly not Amish best friend, Lois Henry, is outspoken, colorful, and so hopelessly romantic, she's had four husbands. Millie unexpectedly runs into Lois's most recent ex, gambler Gerome Moorhead. With him is the very young, new Mrs. Moorhead, aka "Honey Bee." Lois is outraged, but Millie is completely shocked to learn the next day that Gerome is already a widower. When a large wood carving at the cozy Munich Chalet falls on "Honey Bee," all eyes turn toward Lois. Who else would want a tourist - a complete stranger - dead?
Hannah is asked to help bake pastries at the local inn for a fishing competition with big prizes and even bigger names. But the fun stops when she spots a runway boat on the water and, on board, the lifeless body of the event's renowned celebrity spokesperson.
In response to a hostage situation, more than 600 inmates from the Pronghorn Correctional Facility, including everyone on Death Row, are released into the Nevada Desert. Among them is John Kradle, convicted of murdering his wife and son. Now, desperate to discover what really happened that night, Kradle must avoid capture and work quickly to prove his innocence as law enforcement closes in on the fugitives.
When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an autopsy reveals the murderous act that precipitated her death. She'd been working on a special task force within North London's Nigerian community, and Acting Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is assigned to the case, which has far-reaching cultural associations that have nothing to do with life as he knows it. In his pursuit of a killer determined to remain hidden, he's assisted by Detective Sergeants Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata.
Algiers Police Superintendent Taleb is handed a ticking time bomb of a case which will take him deep into Algeria's troubled past and its fraught relationship with France. To his dismay, he is assigned to work with Agent Hidouchi, an intimidating representative of the country's feared secret service, who makes it clear she intends to call the shots. They are instructed to pursue a former agent, now on the run after twenty years in prison for his part in a high-level corruption scandal.
Forty years ago, Steven "Smithy" Smith found a copy of a famous children's book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, its margins full of strange markings and annotations. When he showed it to his remedial English teacher Miss Iles, she believed that it was part of a secret code that ran through all of Twyford's novels. Now, out of prison after a long stretch, Smithy decides to investigate the mystery that has haunted him for decades.
Unhappy with a new film's depiction of the infamous massacre at Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government seeks to block the film's distribution and punish those responsible for its production. To protect her investment, Ava must find a way for the film to be released, while keeping secret her own involvement in the film's creation and ensuring that her friends are kept safe from retribution.
As a "black-bag" publicist tasked not with letting the good news out but keeping the bad news in, Mae works for one of LA's most powerful and sought-after crisis PR firms, at the center of a sprawling web of lawyers, PR flaks, and private security firms she calls "The Beast." After her boss is gunned down in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel in a random attack, Mae takes it upon herself to investigate and runs headfirst into The Beast's lawless machinations and the twisted systems it exists to perpetuate.
The Florida Panhandle Barback Games are coming up and Chloe's been drafted to represent the Sea Glass Saloon - competing in various obstacle-course events that conclude with rolling an empty keg up a hill. The rivalries are so fierce that some of the participating bars even stoop to bringing in ringers. Meanwhile, Chloe's friend Ann - a descendant of the famed pirate Jean Lafitte - asks her to come along for a boat ride as Ann dives into the Gulf of Mexico. She's found some old papers that may identify the location of sunken treasure. Instead, she finds a sunken body - of one of the ringers hired for the Barback Games.
Gibby spends a day at the lake reconnecting with his older brother Jason, back from Vietnam via a three year stint in prison - long hours of sunshine and whisky and older women. But the day turns ugly when the four encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road. Beautiful but drunk, one of the women taunts the prisoners, leading to a riot on the bus. The woman finds it funny in the moment, but is savagely murdered soon after. Given his violent history, suspicion turns first to Jason; but when the second woman is kidnapped, the police suspect Gibby, too. Gibby must avoid the cops and dive deep into his brother's hidden life, a dark world of heroin, guns and outlaw motorcycle gangs.
When Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend. They will be staying at a villa in Orvieto where, in 1974, a notorious rock star played host to a gathering that resulted in the composition of a bestselling horror novel, a platinum album, and the murder of the rock star. As Emily digs into the villa's complicated history, she begins to suspect something sinister going on...
Something is happening to teenagers across America, spreading through memes only they can parse. At the Float Anxiety Abatement Center, in a suburb of Chicago, Simon Oliver is trying to recover from his sister's tragic passing. He breaks out to join a woman named Louise and a man called the Prophet on a quest as urgent as it is enigmatic. Who lies at the end of the road? A man known as the Wizard, whose past encounter with Louise sparked her own collapse. Their quest becomes a rescue mission when they join up with a man whose sister is being held captive by the Wizard, impregnated and imprisoned in a tower.
Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely.Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better. Shay would die for them to like her. She may have to.
Sergeant Jim Chee's vacation to beautiful Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell has a deeper purpose. He's on a quest to unravel a sacred mystery his mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, stumbled across decades earlier. Chee's journey takes a deadly turn when, after a prayerful visit to the sacred Rainbow Bridge, he spots a body floating in the lake. The dead man, a Navajo with a passion for the canyon's ancient rock art, lived a life filled with many secrets.
Across England, a string of murders is taking place. Each different in method, but each horrifying and brutal. Jess Ambrose is plunged into the investigation when her house is set ablaze. With her husband dead and the police pointing at her, she runs. Her only hope is disgraced detective Nate Griffin, who is convinced Jess is innocent.
Jeanette is the manager of a probation hostel that houses high risk offenders released on license. At 3am one morning, she receives a call telling her a resident has been murdered. Her whole team, along with the eight convicted murderers, are now all suspects in a crime no one saw committed...
Levi Shaw, Treadstone's director, calls Adam Hayes back for one more mission. "It's a walk in the park. You don't even have to go in with the strike team. I just need you to set up the safe house." But nothing is ever easy where Treadstone is concerned. When the mission is blown only Hayes is left alive, and everyone, it seems, is determined to correct that oversight.
Normandy, July, 1944. From their vantage points, German snipers pick off hundreds of Allied soldiers every day, bringing the D-Day invasion to its knees. It's clear that someone is tipping off these snipers with the locations of American GIs, but who? And how? General Eisenhower demands his intelligence service to find the best shot in the Allied military to counter this deadly SS operation. Enter Pacific hero Earl Swagger, assigned this crucial and bloody mission.
The kingpin of a major drug-dealing operation in South Texas, for all his money and power, is helpless when one of the most vicious cartels kidnaps his innocent 18 year old daughter, spiriting her away into the armored complex that is their headquarters in Mexico. With no other way to rescue his daughter, he turns to the Nowhere Man, who must not only figure out how to do the rescue, but also whether he should help a very bad man - no matter how just the cause.
Archaeologist Riley Smith has been obsessed with Helen of Troy since she was a small girl, trailing her professor father all over the world in search of the tomb of the world's most beautiful woman. Tomb raiders have murdered Riley's father, and now she is more determined than ever to reach the burial site first, avenge his death, and enlist Eve's aid. She wants the forensic sculptor to reveal Helen's true appearance for the first time in history.
Cat lives in Los Angeles, far from 36 Westeryk Road, the imposing gothic house in Edinburgh where she and her estranged twin sister, El, grew up. As kids, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs. These days, Cat rarely thinks about their childhood home, or the fact that El now lives there with her husband, Ross. But when El mysteriously disappears after going out on her sailboat, Cat is forced to return to 36 Westeryk Road. There, someone - El? - has left Cat clues: a treasure hunt that leads them back to Mirrorland, where the truth lies waiting...
Robert Reid moved his family to Scotland's Outer Hebrides in the 1990s, driven by hope, craving safety and community, and hiding a terrible secret. But as the legendary and violent Hebridean storms rage around him, he begins to unravel, believing his fate on the remote island of Kilmeray cannot be escaped. For her entire life, Maggie MacKay has sensed something was wrong with her. When Maggie was five years old, she announced that a man on Kilmeray - a place she'd never visited - had been murdered. Nearly twenty years later, Maggie is determined to find out what really happened, and what the islanders are hiding.
Early one morning, Milo and Alex find themselves in a neighborhood of pretty houses, pretty cars, and pretty people. The scene they encounter is anything but. A naked young man lies dead in the street, the apparent victim of a collision with a moving van hurtling through suburbia in the darkness. But any thoughts of accidental death vanish when a blood trail leads to a nearby home. Inside, a young woman lies butchered.
Fifty years ago, Nell's father wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt, Sir Frank Churcher created a fairy story about Elinore, a murdered woman whose skeleton was scattered all over England. Clues and puzzles in the pages of The Golden Bones led readers to seven sites where jewels were buried - gold and precious stones, each a different part of a skeleton. Only Elinore's pelvis was never found. Now the book is being reissued along with a new treasure hunt and a documentary crew are charting everything that follows. And when Nell's father reveals the location of the missing gold bone, all hell breaks loose.
For the first time since the pandemic, Thumps DreadfulWater has finally found some peace in small-town Chinook. Sure, his beloved cat is still missing and his relationship with Claire is more than uncertain, but at least he can relax in the comfort of his home. And now that local businesses are starting to open their doors again, everything can go back to normal. But when Thumps unintentionally discovers a body at the bottom of a treacherous canyon, he becomes entangled once again in an inexplicable mystery.
Helena Lanark is an elderly woman, living in a luxurious care home. The heiress of an immense family fortune, she keeps the secret to the horror which once occurred within the Lanark family house. Jane Tennison is leading a murder investigation into the recent brutal death of a young girl, her decomposed starved body discovered in an old air raid shelter in the garden of the Lanark's now derelict house. Initially the focus is on identifying the victim, until another body is found, hidden in the walls of the shelter.
A U.S. spy plane crashes off the northern coast of Russia at the same time that a Mossad operative is abducted from a street in Kazakhstan. The two events seem unrelated, but as suspicions rise, the CIA calls in its premier operative, David Slaton..
High in the Italian alps, cut off from the outside world, sits a chapel battered by winds and icy blizzards. The priests who guard this sacred place have sworn to protect the dangerous treasure that lies within their walls. But when Joe Mason and his team are called to the remote church, they find its ancient stones reduced to rubble, the priests murdered in cold blood and their precious cargo stolen.
The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members' clubs dotted across the globe. The most spectacular of all is Island Home - a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast - and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade. But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group's CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide - and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.
A collection of short fiction spanning fifty years, including the first story he ever published and three brand-new stories.
Lyndsay Murray is opening a West Indian bakery in Brooklyn with her family, and it's everything she's ever wanted. The only thing getting a rise out of Lyndsay is Claudio Fabrizi, a disgruntled fellow bakery owner who does not want any competition. On opening day, he comes into the bakery threatening to shut them down. Fed up, Lyndsay takes him to task in front of what seems to be the whole neighborhood. So when Claudio turns up dead a day later - murdered - Lyndsay is unfortunately the prime suspect.
Viv's longtime frenemy Piper May is getting married and convinces Viv and Scarlett to take on the job of designing the headpieces for her "wedding of the year." The hat-making pair are really looking forward to their getaway at a castle in Sussex. It is to be a weekend full of events, culminating in the big ceremony. Unfortunately, on the first night of the festivities, the groom is found murdered.
Short of leads on the execution-style murder of a fortune-teller, Detective Lefty Mendieta turns to his contacts in the drug underworld. They oblige, but there is a quid pro quo: help Samantha Valdes, head of the Pacific Cartel, slip through the net of Mexican army and federal police encircling the hospital where she is recovering after an attempt on her life. Grudgingly he agrees, but then gets caught on camera during the escape and becomes headline news. Fired from the force and on the run from the Feds, Lefty again seeks Samantha's help when he learns that his son Jason has been kidnapped in Los Angeles.
Abby McCree is picked to liaise between the the Snowberry Creek City Council and the new planning committee for the town's first ever arts and crafts fair. So she's spending the weekend tooling around Washington State, checking out similar fairs with coffee shop owner Bridey Roker, and ceramic artisan Dayna Fisk. As Abby spreads the word about Snowberry Creek's fair, recruiting the industry's biggest movers and makers, the trip feels like a glittering success. But then, someone is found murdered at one of the events and vendors begin disappearing amid suspicious circumstances.
When a US airdrop of billions of dollars disappears in the desert sands of Syria, only a small group of military operatives knows its ultimate destination or why it has been stolen. Their goal is no less than the restoration of America's geopolitical dominance on the global stage. Essential to this scheme are Greta Webb, a sophisticated CIA operative who is an expert on dark money, not to mention lethally skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and Elias Vicker, the damaged, dangerous soul who runs the world's largest hedge fund.
The entire O'Sullivan brood - not to mention the regulars from Naomi's Bistro - have gathered at St. Mary's Church for the wedding of Siobhan and Macdara. Only Siobhan's brother James is missing. They can't start without him. But when James finally comes racing in, he's covered in dirt and babbling about a human skeleton, dressed as a bridegroom, in the old slurry pit at the farmhouse. The garda have a cold case on their hands, which heats up when a fresh corpse soon appears on top of the bridegroom's bones.
When her Aunt Wendy decides she is selling Laurel Springs Inn, Phaedra faces losing her beloved home. In a last-ditch attempt to drum up more business, Phaedra convinces Wendy to host an immersive Persuasion-themed murder-mystery weekend. It is a fool proof plan to draw attention to the establishment in the hopes of saving it. Until one of the participants winds up dead.
In this classic whodunnit, crime-solving teacher Hildegarde Withers discovers a dead body while on a trip to the New York Aquarium with her third-grade class.
For Detective Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force, getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case. So when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's west side turns political, he leads the way to a quick solve. But Harney's instincts - his father was once chief of detectives and his twin sister, Patti, is also on the force - run deep. When Harney starts asking questions about who's to blame, the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones.
When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife - until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbours theories that run counter to the SFPD's, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender.
When a sudden crime wave hits several small midwestern towns, the U.S. Attorney for the region calls on ex-cop Harry Duncan to investigate. The US Attorney is Ellen Leicester, the wife who left him fifteen years earlier, and to her, he can't say no. Duncan quickly finds himself in conflict with a syndicate far more violent than first suspected. And his scrutiny of the gang soon makes him a target. And Ellen, too.
After a young LA woman cheated on her boyfriend, he dragged her to the home of the offending man and made her watch as he killed him. She testified against the boyfriend, but a bribed jury acquitted him, and now he's free and trying to find and kill her. Jane Whitefield agrees to help her disappear, But the boyfriend has some new friends: members of a Russian organized crime brotherhood. They have heard of Jane and would like to know the details on her clients, past and present.
On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305 - Portland to Seattle - with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and parachuted into the night, never to be seen again. 50 years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found completely drained of blood - sowing panic and reviving the infamous legend of the Savannah Vampire.
Astoundingly, Constance has found a way back to the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, leaping at the chance, although it means leaving the present forever. She sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead to the deaths of her sister and brother. But along the road to redemption, Manhattan's most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng, lies in wait, ready to strike at the slightest provocation. Meanwhile, in contemporary New York, Pendergast feverishly searches for a way to reunite with Constance - but will he discover a way back to her before it's too late?
London, 1889. Jonathan Hathaway, heir to Hathaway Hall and its trove of Rajasthani jewels, was believed to have been killed in the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa a few years before. But now a man matching his description and carrying his possessions has arrived at Hathaway Hall with no memory of his identity or where he has been. Is it Jonathan or an imposter? Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker agree to go to Hathaway Hall to covertly investigate the mysterious amnesiac. And Veronica is soon shocked to find herself face-to-face with a ghost from her past.
New York, 2061: The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped, trained for a life of abject service while their souls are slowly but surely destroyed. Two 13 year old girls attempt escape. Unfortunately, they didn't get away fast enough. Now one is injured, terrified, and wandering the streets of New York, and the other lies dead near the waterfront while Lt. Eve Dallas looks over the scene.
Sadie Nicholls has been found dead, brutally and strangely murdered, in her South East London flat. Her little boy is missing. DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen know that, in the case of a missing child, it's the first 24 hours that count. When they realize a similar crime was committed at the same house nearly 20 years ago, a question is on everyone's lips. Is this more than just a coincidence?
Sherlock Holmes and his cousin, Henry Vernier, are holidaying in Italy when Holmes is summoned by the Pope for a private audience - the Holy See asks Holmes to find the stolen forefinger of Saint Thomas. When the relic is quickly and mysteriously returned, all seems to be resolved. But events are turned upside down as the relic is stolen again, and a guard brutally murdered.
The last time Detective Vijay Patel visited India, he vowed never to return. But when three young women are murdered in mysterious circumstances, Patel is pulled back to his past. Leaving his fiancee Sarah behind in London, Patel rushes to a beautiful apartment on a tree-lined street where the body of Sarita Mohan, a successful businesswoman, has been found. Floating on a sea of black satin, she is dressed in red silk, a tiny silver ring on the fourth toe of her right foot.
Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I wish I'd killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it's a little more complicated than that. Have I killed someone? Yes. I have. Who was it? Let's get started. EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE My brother My stepsister My wife My father My mother My sister-in-law My uncle My stepfather My aunt Me.
It's the dark nights in the run up to Christmas, and sailing sleuth Cass Lynch's first night on dry land is disturbed by strange noises outside her isolated cottage. Tiny footprints in the moonlit snow trail from her front door before mysteriously disappearing. Soon Cass learns others were visited by the same tiny feet in the night.It looks like ingenious local teenagers playing tricks - but what happens when festive games turn deadly? Cass soon finds out as a schoolboy disappears, leaving only a trail of footprints into the middle of a snowy field.
A chance encounter on the train, with a beautiful stranger who introduces herself as Martha, leads Selena Murphy to confess that she suspects her husband is having an affair with the nanny. The woman in turn confesses that she's been stuck in an affair with her boss. Days later the nanny goes missing. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really?
When well-to-do Hester learns of her sister Mercy's death at a Nottinghamshire workhouse, she travels to Southwell to find out how her sister ended up at such a place. Haunted by her sister's ghost, Hester learns that the official story as reported by the workhouse master, that she and her baby died of cholera, is untrue. The workhouse hasn't had an outbreak for years. Then Hester discovers a strange trend in the workhouse of children going missing.
1959. London newspapers call the killer the Florist because of the rose he brands on his victims. The police have turned yet again to the Inquirers at Miss Brickett's for assistance, and second-year Marion Lane is assigned the case. But she has received an unsigned letter warning her that one of the three new recruits should not be trusted. She dismisses the letter at first, focusing on The Florist case, until a fellow second-year Inquirer is murdered.
Jimmy's friend Gadge decides to confront a group of vigilantes who are carrying out a campaign of harassment against the homeless and ends up unconscious in an alley, covered in blood. Problem is, there's a dead body in the alley too and it's his blood that Gadge is covered in. He's also got the murder weapon in his hand. Jimmy returns to the streets to try and find out who is behind his friend's difficulties. He's about to discover that Gadge has a lot of enemies to choose from.
When a local teenager discovers a severed hand and foot washed up on the shore of the small town of Point Mettier, Alaska, Anchorage detective Cara Kennedy is on the case. She has her own motives for investigating the possible murder in this isolated place, which can be accessed only by a tunnel. After a blizzard causes the tunnel to close indefinitely, Cara is stuck among the odd and suspicious residents of the town - all 205 of whom live in the same high-rise building and are as icy as the weather.
There's only one rule in Haven's Rock: stay out of the forest. When two of the town's construction crew members break it and go missing, Casey and Eric are called in ahead of schedule to track them down. When a body is discovered, well-hidden with evidence of foul play, Casey and Eric must find out what happened to the dead woman, and locate those still missing. The longer Casey and Eric don't know what happened, the more danger everyone is in.
1953. Aloysius Archer is in LA to ring in the New Year with old friend, aspiring actress Liberty Callahan, when their evening is interrupted by an acquaintance of Callahan's, screenwriter Eleanor Lamb. After mysterious phone calls, the same blue car loitering outside her house, and a bloody knife left in her sink, Eleanor fears that her life is in danger. Before Archer can officially take on her case, a dead body turns up inside of Eleanor's home - and Eleanor herself disappears.
For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents' abandonment and Mercy's kidnapping, but also proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago. But the final leg of her long road to Mercy will be the most treacherous yet.
Alex has all but given up on her dreams of becoming a published author when she receives the opportunity to attend an exclusive, month-long writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo. Once there, however, attendees are told they must all complete an entire novel from scratch during the next month, and the author of the best one will receive a life-changing seven-figure publishing deal. And when one of the writers vanishes during a snowstorm, Alex realizes that something very sinister is afoot.
Although she has been a resident of the sleepy village of Lochdubh for only a year, in that time Kate Hibbert has alienated one too many of its residents with her interfering - and not entirely well-intentioned - ways. When Kate's neighbor sees her lugging a heavy suitcase to the bus stop, he hopes that the prying woman is leaving for good. But two weeks later, Kate's cousin arrives in town with the news that Kate has gone missing.
A famous Hollywood director arrives in Bologna to remake a cult film and the city's renowned cinema archive decides to mark the occasion with a screening of the original, only to discover it has disappeared. After English detective Daniel Leicester follows the trail of Love on a Razorblade to an apparent murder-suicide, he begins to suspect there may be more at stake than missing negatives - could the film contain a clue to one of the city's most enduring mysteries?
When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a "dead-man's switch," activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession. Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to interview a potential addition to the Campus. But his benign trip takes a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea's capital.
Aunt Rose already has a strike against her for not being too fond of dogs - or Aunt Peg. But Melanie still agrees to organize Easter festivities at Gallagher House, the new women's shelter opened by the stern former nun, even if it takes all the jellybeans in Greenwich to sweeten the arrangement. No sooner does Melanie arrive to dye multicolor eggs and stuff baskets, than she learns devasting news about Beatrice Gallagher, the respected benefactor of the estate. Beatrice has fallen to her death, and the circumstances are shocking...
November 2001. A gathering for family and friends is disrupted when a bomb goes off at the police laboratory - and Boris Viard, the partner of Aimee's friend Michou, is found unconscious at the scene of the crime with traces of explosives under his fingernails. Aimee's attempt to clear Boris attracts the attention of a member of the French secret service trying to link the crime to an Iranian Revolutionary guard and fugitive radicals.
Sasza decides to return to the police, but first she must ensure the safety of her daughter by putting to rest the demons evoked by the terrifying ordeal which led her to leave Poland for seven years in England. No sooner has she begun the process, however, than she is drawn into the deeply disturbing case of a woman who has disappeared from a village.
Discovering that the Earl of Woking has been renting out parts of his stately home for private functions, Blotto and Twinks set out to investigate this appalling lapse in aristocratic behaviour. They discover the existence of a sinister group called Aristotours - brokers between impoverished owners of stately homes and the common people, offering 'a taste of the high life' to characters such as stockbrokers, surgeons and solicitors. And if this were not bad enough, the siblings discover Aristotours trying to infiltrate their evil practices into Tawcester Towers itself!
While meeting with a high-ranking Iranian dissident in the Austrian Alps, Flynn is ambushed and nearly killed... just after learning that Iran and Russia are covertly retrofitting a massive oil tanker in an Iranian port. What purpose lies behind their closely guarded effort, the brainchild of Pavel Voronin - a ruthless billionaire allied with Russia's autocratic president?
Repairs on the magnificent Bon Vee Culinary House Museum unearth crates of very old, very valuable French wine, buried by the home's builder, Jean-Louis Charbonnet. But discovery of the wine brings distant Charbonnet family members out of the woodwork, all clamouring for a cut of the wine's sale. When a dead body turns up in Bon Vee's cheery fall decorations, the NOPD zeroes in on the head of the Charbonnet family.
Nonna Maria has lived on Ischia, an island in the Gulf of Naples, her entire life. Everybody knows her, recognizable by the widow's black, and she knows everyone's business. When a recently engaged woman confesses that she's afraid her fiance, a stranger to Ischia with a murky past, might not be who he seems, Nonna Maria helps her disappear so she can investigate the true nature of her betrothed.
Hunted and haunted, all she wants is to put her mysterious past behind her and move forward with her new friends as Blighty Graveyard's groundskeeper. But then she receives an invitation to dinner at the local recluse's crumbling ancestral estate. The mansion is steeped in history that is equal parts complicated and bloody - and at its center is the man who once tried to kill her, now begging for her help.
Beginning in 1947 with I, the Jury, and continuing with his next six novels, Spillane quickly amassed a readership in the tens of millions, becoming the bestselling novelist in the history of American publishing. Surrounded by controversy for the overt violence and suggestive sexual content of his iconic Mike Hammer private eye novels, Spillane was loathed by critics but beloved by his readers.
During a New Year's Eve party on a large, luxurious cruise ship in the Caribbean, the ship's dancer, Lola, goes missing. Two weeks later, the ship is out of service, laid up far from land with no more than a skeleton crew on board. And then more people start disappearing...
When mixed race gay couple Isaiah and Derek are murdered, Isaiah's ex-con father teams up with Derek's criminal father to learn the truth. It turns out they have the skills needed to violently cut their way through to the truth.
After Finlay Donovan and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have "borrowed" in the process of saving the life of Finlay's ex-husband, the Russian mob got her out of debt. But now Finlay owes them. Still running the show from behind bars, mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay: find a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is, the killer might be an officer.
A young woman is found stabbed to death in London's Russell Square. Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his sergeant, Doug Cullen, are called to the scene. The victim is a trainee doctor at a nearby hospital and doesn't fit the profile of the typical knife victim. With his detective wife, Gemma James, Kincaid begins digging into the victim's background.
Rome, the very end of December. The Field of Mars is packed with monuments, none more beautiful than Domitian's new Odeon and Stadium. But someone bears a spectacular grudge against the theatrical community, and intends to get revenge in the most spectacular way possible. The killer's method is to re-enact bloody scenes from the gruesome side of popular theatre, where characters in plays really die on stage.
On the tropical island of Paraiso, Plum Lockhart is thrilled when she gets an invite to dinner on a yacht, where she can mingle with famous singers, up-and-coming stars, society swans, and billionaires. After a few hours on the boat, Plum is less than impressed with the celebrity set. Two days later, one of the servers from the yacht - a girl with a dragonfruit tattoo - washes up dead, and Plum's sweet bit of paradise quickly goes sour.
The Listers have been part of Arborville society for generations - though seventy-something Isobel Lister doesn't fit the role of upper-crust heiress. She's always been a colorful character, and her fun-loving spirit is on display at the senior center celebration as she performs some beloved Irish songs. But just minutes later, her body is found backstage.
Jeppe Korner is on leave from the police force and nursing a broken heart on the island of Bornholm for the winter. Back in Copenhagen, Anette Werner is tasked with leading the investigation into a severed corpse discovered on a downtown playground. As she follows the strange trail of clues, they all seem to lead back to Bornholm.
The sleepy, snow-clad village of Roslazny where Olga lives doesn't stay sleepy for long. Poison-pen letters, a small-town crime wave, and persistent rumours of a Baba Yaga - a murderous witch hiding in the frozen depths of the Russian taiga - combine to disturb the icy silence. And one day Olga arrives at her hut only to be knocked unconscious by a man falling from the Trans-Siberian, an American tourist with his throat cut from ear to ear and his mouth stuffed with 10-ruble coins.
Shiloh Bellamy still expects the last few winter months to be busy with repairs, spring planning, and networking with local businesses. She might even be able to broker a new partnership with Fields Brewery and its organic brewer's association. Well, she could if the owner, Wallace, wasn't found murdered at the county Ice Fishing Derby.
Jess shows up at her half-brother Ben's Paris apartment, but Ben's not there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother's situation, and the more questions she has. The socialite, the nice guy, the alcoholic, the girl on the verge, the concierge. Everyone's a neighbour. Everyone's a suspect. And everyone knows something they're not telling.
Former actress Becca Ransom lived her dream in Hollywood for seven years before returning to her Vermont hometown to pursue her newest passion as a chocolatier at the chocolate shop owned by her grandparents, Lolly and Pops. Local curmudgeon Archie Smith wants nothing more than to keep tourists away from Larch Haven. Following a heated argument with Pops, Archie is found floating face-down in the canal.
Sid Halley, former British jump racing champion and private detective, is having marital problems when Gary Bremner, an ex-jockey trainer, calls him to ask for his help. Gary is being threatened by someone in the racing world and he needs a friend he can trust. However, the very next morning, Gary's stable yard is torched, horses killed, and Gary has disappeared.
Hired to prevent a socialite from poisoning her husband, Donald Lam dreams up an ingenious scheme involving a carton of anchovy paste and a fictitious national ad campaign. But when the whole thing backfires spectacularly and bodies, witnesses, and suspects start piling up, it'll take every ounce of Donald's brainpower and Bertha's bruising ruthlessness to keep the police at bay - and a killer from getting away with murder.
When the body of disgraced reality TV star Desiree Pierce is found on a playground in the Bronx the morning after her 25th birthday party, the police and the media are quick to declare her death an overdose. But Desiree's half-sister Lena Scott knows that can't be the case. Lena becomes determined to find justice for her sister, even if it means untangling her family's darkest secrets - or ending up dead herself.
Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by her neighbors, lies bludgeoned to death in her own home. When Jane finally makes a connection between Sofia and the victim of a hit-and-run from months earlier, the case only grows more blurry.
After her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis, Billie Levine revamped her grandfather's PI firm and set up shop in the corner booth of her favorite North Jersey deli hoping the free pickles and flexible hours would allow her to take care of her mom and pay the bills. So when Tommy Russo, a rich kid with a nasty drug habit, offers her a stack of cash to find his missing girlfriend, how can she refuse? But then it turns into a murder investigation and Russo is the number one suspect.
Alex Velesky has stolen records from the Swiss bank that employs him, thinking that he'll uncover a criminal conspiracy. But he soon finds that he's tapped into the mother lode of corruption. Before he knows it, he's being hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the CIA. Court Gentry and his erstwhile lover, Zoya Zakharova, for opposing reasons, collaborate to keep him - and themselves - alive.
London, 1936. Lena Aldridge is stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho, and her married lover has just left her. Then a stranger offers her the chance of a lifetime: a starring role on Broadway and a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary bound for New York. But death follows her onboard when an obscenely wealthy family draws her into their fold just as one among them is killed in a chillingly familiar way.
Federal Investigator Aaron Falk is on his way to a small town deep in Southern Australian wine country for the christening of an old friend's baby. But this weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Kim Gillespie with her sleeping baby. When Kim's older daughter makes a plea for anyone with information about her missing mom to come forward, Falk and his old buddy Raco can't leave the case alone.
The McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts is a luxurious, clandestine college dedicated to the fine art of murder where earnest students study how best to "delete" their most deserving victim. The campus of this "Poison Ivy League" college - its location unknown to even those who study there - is where you might find yourself the practice target of a classmate...and where one's mandatory graduation thesis is getting away with the perfect murder of someone whose death will make the world a much better place to live.
The newly hired personal assistant to a handsome, wealthy photographer finds her boss slumped in bed, shot to death. The victim had recently received rave media attention for his latest project: images of homeless people in their personal, elaborately costumed "dream" situations. Was the killer reacting to the project -- or is it related to his super-wealthy family background?
Carpenter Whitney Whitaker and her cousin Buck are looking once again to rehab and resell a house, only this particular house is an old houseboat, but the unusual project has Whitney bubbling with excitement. The charming and handsome Grant Hardisty lives on the cabin cruiser in the adjacent slip, but the cousins soon learn he's left a half dozen angry ex-wives in his wake and made enemies of all sorts of unsavory folks. Whitney and Buck are spraying primer on their houseboat when - KABOOM! - Grant's boat blows sky high with the man himself inside.
It is 1990 when CIA agent Melvina Donleavy arrives in Soviet Belarus on her first undercover mission, charged with stopping the flow of nuclear weapons from the crumbling Soviet Union into the Middle East. But women have been disappearing from the streets of Minsk. Could a serial killer be at work? Then Mel's talent at facial recognition finds a match: she spots the elusive and petrifying "Black Wolf," head of the KGB.
On a cold, misty Sunday night, two women are alone in the offices of fashion conglomerate Claudine de Martineau International. One is the company's human resources director. The other is one of the company's lawyers. The two women, each preoccupied by her own thoughts, enter the elevator that will take them down from the 30th floor. When they arrive at the lobby, one of the women is dead.
Kerry Greenwood's 1920's glam is carried forward into a tumultuous 1960's with the novelization of the first episode in the Ms. Fisher's Modern Mysteries. Phryne has gone missing in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Only her pearl handled gun and a note arrive back home. That means her long-lost niece, Peregrine, must be called to Greenwood mansion where she will inherit her aunt's wealth. Phryne's seat in the Adventuresses' Club, on the other hand, must be earned. When two dead bodies turn up at the Astor bridal show, Peregrine gets her chance.
A collection of stories featuring fierce women - including one never-before-published novella.
September 2008. Commissario Arcadipane arrives at the scene of a macabre discovery: the bones of twelve men and women buried in the countryside near Torino. By the next morning, a task force specialising in mass graves from WWII is already in place. But something doesn't feel right: one of the femurs shows signs of an operation that couldn't have taken place before the seventies.
It was 1984, and the big Cal-Stanford football game was tied with seconds left on the clock. Zeb Williams grabbed the ball and ran the wrong way, through the marching band, off the field, and out of the stadium. He disappeared into legend, replete with Elvis-like sightings and a cult following. Zeb's cold trail leads Alice Vega to southern Oregon, where she discovers an anxious community living under siege by a local hate group called the Liberty Boys.
The assassination of a Parachute agent in Vienna sets Evan on a dangerous, world-wide hunt for answers and on a collision course with forces so powerful they may be beyond her abilities to annihilate.
After a scandal forces Detective Inspector Kelly Porter out of London's Metropolitan Police, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. There, she begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community and on an investigation of two seemingly straightforward crimes. But evidence comes to light that reveals, behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns, a dark and dangerous underworld.
Known for its cheerful staff and elaborate annual Easter Bonnet Contest, the Heritage House senior center regularly attracts new residents and positive press. But once the town's retired librarian, Miss Julia Tilley, checks in to recover from an illness, Lucy sees a side of the facility that isn't quite so perfect and pristine. And the place may soon be making headlines for different reasons following an unexplained disappearance...
Friend of the family and multi-billionaire Roger Ferris comes to Joe King Oliver with a distasteful assignment. White nationalist Alfred Xavier Quiller has been accused of murder and the sale of sensitive information to the Russians. Ferris has reason to believe Quiller's been set up and he needs King to see if the charges hold.
It's been over a year since Megan found herself entangled in a murder - much to everyone's relief, including her girlfriend Jelena and Detective Paul Bourke. So when a body of a young woman quite literally lands in her lap at her favorite Dublin cafe, Megan tries to do the right thing and leave the crime-solving to the police so she can enjoy the St. Patrick's Day weekend. After all, she has no connection to the victim. Or does she?
Tempest Raj is back in her childhood home in California and every day brings her closer to the inevitable: working for her father's company. Secret Staircase Construction transforms clients' homes with sliding bookcases, intricate locks, backyard treehouses, and hidden reading nooks. When Tempest visits her dad's latest renovation project, her former stage double is discovered dead inside a wall that's supposedly been sealed for more than a century.
While reporting on a Tijuana animal shelter, journalist Bettina Blazak falls in love with an adorable Mexican street dog who is being treated for a mysterious gunshot wound. She impulsively adopts the dog, and names it Felix. Soon she discovers that Felix is not a street dog at all, but a former DEA drug-sniffing dog. Her story of his life brings some interesting people out looking for Felix, making him a target - again.
Laguna Beach, California, 1968. Matt Anthony is sixteen, broke, and never sure where his next meal is coming from. Mom's a stoner, his deadbeat dad is a no-show, his brother's fighting in Nam - and his big sister Jazz has just gone missing. The cops figure she's just another runaway hippie chick, enjoying a summer of love, but Matt doesn't believe it. Not after another missing girl turns up dead on the beach.
When news of Chinese Communist Party plans to attack U.S. forces reaches the United States, the president calls for the revival of the Program to counter this new threat. Special Operative Eric Steele is back in action, and he soon learns that the potential CCP move is related to a much more complex plot involving a fanatical Chinese imperialist group - and a stolen, lethal bioweapon.
On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O'Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O'Brien's veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve - and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter's promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession.
In Paris, the leader of a new political movement has gone into hiding, pursued by a relentless group of bioenhanced assassins. Seeking to rescue him in the mysterious catacombs beneath the city is one of Net Force's own, Kali Alcazar, who has become a hunted fugitive herself. Halfway across Europe, meanwhile, her friends are about to strike at the heavily armed fortress of the world's most dangerous hacker...and he's prepared a deadly trap for them.
Carly's former classmate Klarissa Taddeo's bridal shower is to take place at the family mansion of Dawn, the maid of honour and wedding planner. And Carly is booked to cater the party. But then Klarissa's fiance crashes the event. Klarissa and the groom-to-be have a loud, violent argument. When the groom is later found dead at the bottom of the stairs, his drink spiked with a hefty dose of poison, Carly must put her nose to the rind and save Klarissa from being suspect #1.
It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by celebrity couple Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance - but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party. From all accounts, he wasn't the kind of star who made enemies. Was that champagne cocktail meant for Eliza instead?
When a man is murdered and his daughter disappears, Cyrus is called in to profile the killer and help piece together Maya Kirk's last hours. Police believe she was drugged and driven away from the same bar where Evie is working. Soon, a second victim is taken, and Evie is the only person who glimpsed the man behind the wheel. But there's a problem. Only two people believe her. One is Cyrus. The other is the killer.
Alyssa Macallan is terrified when she's dumped by her wealthy and powerful husband. She begins to suspect her toxic and manipulative soon-to-be-ex is scheming to leave her alone and penniless. Then Bree Lorrance turns up, running from a dangerous relationship of her own. After Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, Bree makes a heart-stoppingly tempting offer. Maybe Alyssa and Bree can solve each others' problems.
Powerful executive Eliel Zetterborg has been found murdered in his upscale Helsinki home. What at first seems like a straightforward case soon proves to be anything but when it becomes clear the murderer has other targets. The only clue the police have is a photo of Zetterborg with three men whose faces have all been scratched off. Though Detective Jessica Niemi has taken some time off from her work with the Helsinki police to track down the coven that nearly killed her, soon she is deep into the case.
1975. Carmen Valdez is an assistant at Triumph Comics and tantalizingly close to fulfilling her dream of writing a superhero book. That dream is nearly a reality when one of the Triumph writers enlists her help to create a new character, which they call "The Lethal Lynx," Triumph's first female hero. But her colleague is acting strangely and asking to keep her involvement a secret. And then he's found dead, with all of their scripts turned into the publisher without her name.
When news of a terrrible accident reaches her, former WWI battlefield nurse Bess Crawford agrees to go to isolated Scarfdale and the Neville family, where one man has been killed and another gravely injured. The police are asking questions, and Bess is quickly drawn into the fray as two once close families take sides, even as they are forced to remain in the same house until the inquest is completed.
Spring, 1921. Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Rutledge to the sea-battered village of Walmer on the coast of Essex, where amongst the salt flats and a military airfield lies Benton Abbey, a grand manor with a storied past. The lady of the house claims she saw a violent murder - but there is no body, no blood. She also insists she recognized the killer, Captain Nelson. Only it could not have been Nelson because he died during the war.
Martin Walker presents his first collection of stories featuring all the familiar characters from his Bruno novels and the glories of the Perigord, with ample helpings of food and wine.
Meredith Morris-Dalem, a CIA case officer, has been summoned back to Langley where she expects to be fired. Instead, she learns that a mole in the Iranian nuclear program wants out. His one demand: a reunion with the only handler he ever trusted, John Dale - Meredith's disgraced, fired, wayward ex-husband.
Luke's acting career imploded when his wife Lisa disappeared. Wannabe actress Kitty Rae works for Johan Fly, a charismatic, wealthy, and seriously unbalanced drug dealer to the rich and famous of Hollywood. Then Johan discovers that Kitty has been skimming the product and vows to make her pay. Luke steps up to help Kitty and uncovers a web of violence and corruption, as well as a single, enticing clue about his wife's disappearance. Barreling across the Mojave Desert, Luke and Kitty set off to find the long-lost Lisa.
A young woman is found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture. When Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted to head of investigations for the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, arrives on the scene, she discovers the victim was a childhood friend, connected to a dark past she thought she'd left behind.The investigation grows complicated as more victims are found.
Salma Khatun is extremely hopeful about Blenheim, the safe suburban development to which she, her husband and their son have just moved. Their family is in desperate need of a fresh start, and Blenheim feels like the place to make that happen. Until they encounter their racist neighours.
Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders' yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him. But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss's runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
Ex-con Zaq Khan agrees to help his best friend, Jags, recover a family heirloom, currently in the possession of a wealthy businessman. But then Zaq's brother is viciously assaulted. Wanting answers and retribution, Zaq and Jags set out to track down those responsible. Meanwhile, their dealings with the businessman take a turn for the worse and Zaq and Jags find themselves suspected of murder.
Swinging '60s London. The rich and famous are converging on the iconic Savoy Hotel - including a famous Broadway producer with anger issues, a demanding Indian raja, and a gorgeous film star with certain kinky predilections. Then the murder of a showgirl threatens to scandalize the hotel. Priscilla Tempest is a suspect, but can't clear her name, having spent the night of the murder with a certain beguiling Canadian prime minister.
A mysterious walk-in to the US embassy in Vienna claims to have critical information about a Russian intelligence operation and asks for Matt Drake by name. The DIA's premier case officer arrives to find Austria's charming capital lousy with intelligence officers, all swirling around Nolan Burke - a onetime member of the real IRA. But before Matt can debrief Nolan, the Irishman is kidnapped by a Russian direct action team.
October 1942: Kate Rees has left spycraft behind to take a training job as a sharpshooting instructor in the Scottish Highlands. But Colonel Stepney, her former handler, drags her back into the fray with a risky three-pronged mission in Paris. Deliver a package of forbidden biological material. Assassinate a high-ranking German operative whose knowledge of invasion plans could turn the tide of the war against the Allies. Rescue a British agent who once saved Kate's life - and get out.
When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor's vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor's frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.
Several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to be doing scandalous, career-ending deeds. The videos are doctored, but does it matter? The unknown blackmailer promises to publish the clips if they don't get paid, and even the most upstanding citizen can be brought down by the court of public opinion. While Sister and her friends try to unmask the dastardly mind behind the videos, two men die, apparently by suicide, in their beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town.
Kamil Rahman is a cook in a Brick Lane restaurant. But he used to be a detective back in Kolkata. And somehow trouble still knows how to find him. When a young woman Kamil knows is murdered the police are convinced her boyfriend is the culprit. Kamil isn't so sure and feels he has no choice but to start his own investigation.
An innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive, and must break out of prison to find out the truth.
Rose works for one of the country's biggest newspapers as the Day Editor. Will Frost was the Night Editor. When Rose got to the office, Will had already left. When she left, Will arrived. They were two sides of the same coin. Last week, Will disappeared from floor 34 without a trace. Now Rose is the Night Editor. And she has the feeling that she's next.
Estelle Doyle is among DS Washington Poe's few friends. It's true the caustic pathologist has never walked down the sunny side of the street but this time has she gone too far? Shot twice in the head, her father's murder appears to be an open and shut case. Estelle has firearms discharge residue on her hands, and, in a house surrounded by fresh snow, hers are the only footprints going in. Since her arrest she's only said three words: 'Tell Washington Poe.'
Seven friends, one eccentric billionaire, an all-expenses paid reunion on a private island with one catch: no phones, tablets or laptops allowed. It'll be a weekend to remember - for those who make it out alive.
After a long and arduous COVID-19 quarantine, Serge A. Storms is fully vaccinated and ready to hit the road. Along with his condo neighbors, he cooks up a wild plan to celebrate in true Serge fashion. Each week they rent a shuttle van and head out for funky Florida road trips and some serious revelry. There they will run into a man on the run, the only witness to a CIA revenge operation in Honduras that went very, very wrong.
Running from a troubled childhood, Jack Devereaux left home as soon as he could and never looked back - until the day a stranger calls, begging him to return to his hometown of Jasperville, Quebec. Jack's brother Calvis - the little boy he left behind more than twenty years ago - has viciously attacked a man and left him for dead. As he begins the long journey home, Jack isn't wondering why his little brother lost his mind. He's wondering why it took so long.
Olga is being forced overseas by her jealous superior, and now faces two years in exile from her beloved railside hut, her white breasted hedgehog Dmitri, and Vassily Marushkin, sergeant-in-charge at the tiny Roslazny police station. Fate seems to intervene when Olga's train crashes outside Roslazny, shutting the line and killing two on board. But Vassily soon discovers that the Trans-Siberian locomotive was derailed on purpose.
Against the backdrop of real historical events, a 16-year-old Sherlock Holmes is brought together with Karl Marx and his brilliant daughter Eleanor to solve a cascading series of murders at a Bohemian spa.
Jodie Martindale's disappearance remains a mystery, unsolved to this day. David Kelman covered the story. But he made a huge mistake, which cost someone their life. Now, he has evidence he shouldn't have. It's a message from Jodie - who has been missing for six years - but sent just two weeks ago...
In the Buenos Aires art world, a master forger has achieved legendary status. Rumoured to be a woman, she specializes in canvases by the painter Mariette Lydis, a portraitist of Argentinean high society. On the trail of this mysterious forger is our narrator, an art critic and auction house employee through whose hands counterfeit works have passed.
The body of a teen-aged boy from a wealthy family is found without a drop of blood left in it. But the murder is just the start. A high-ranking executive and daughter of one of the richest men in Spain is kidnapped, a crime which is tied to the previous murder. Jon Gutierrez, a disgraced police officer in Bilbao, is offered a fresh start -- if he can convince the legendary Antonia Scott to direct her forensic mind to the case.
Ruth returns to her late mother's Norfolk cottage just as the first Covid-19 cases make headlines, leaving her and Kate to shelter in place there. They befriend a kind neighbour, Zoe, from a distance. But when DCI Nelson breaks quarantine to rush to Ruth's cottage and enlist her help in investigating a series of murder-suicides he has connected to an archeological discovery, he finds Zoe is hardly who she says she is.
A collection of novellas with lawyer protagonists, one featuring Jake Brigance.
March, 1815. The Bourbon King Louis XVIII has been restored to the throne of France, Napoleon is in exile on the isle of Elba, and Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife, Hero, have traveled to Paris in hopes of tracing his long-lost mother, Sophie, the errant Countess of Hendon. But his search ends in tragedy when he comes upon the dying Countess in the wasteland at the tip of the Ile de la Cite. Stabbed - apparently with a stiletto - and thrown from the bastions of the island's ancient stone bridge, Sophie dies without naming her murderer.
Philip Marlowe is transplanted to present-day L.A. Marlowe, against his better judgement, accepts two missing person cases, the first a daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet, and the second, a British child stolen from his mother by his father.
Ali Reynolds's husband, B. Simpson, is in an airport limo, when suddenly it is forced off the road. Both he and the driver are injured - but the real question is, who was the target? And who was the collateral damage?
Corazon, Donita, and Angel are Filipina domestic workers - part of the wave of women sent to Singapore to be cleaners, maids, and caregivers. Flordeliza Martinez, a Filipina maid, has been arrested for murdering her female employer. The three women don't know the accused well, but she could be any of them. Every worker knows stories of women who were scapegoated or even executed for crimes they didn't commit. They will use their considerable moxie and insight to piece together the mystery of what really happened on the day Flordeliza's employer was murdered.
Berlin, 1963. An early morning spy swap will take place at a discreet border crossing. The Communists will trade two American students caught helping people to escape over the wall and an aging MI6 operative. In exchange they get Martin Keller, a physicist who once made headlines, but who then disappeared into the English prison system. But Keller cannot understand why he is of any value to the East.
Set in Finland, early summer 1953. Hella Mauzer has been asked by the police to do a background check on Johannes Heikkinen, a senior member of the Finnish secret services. Background checks are not exactly the type of job Hella was hoping for, but she accepts it on the condition that she is given access to the files concerning the roadside death of her father in 1942.
Agent Lyndsey Duncan is asked to cozy up to Emily Rotenberg, aristocractic wife to London residing Russian oligarch Mikhail Rotenberg. She is to learn more of the billionaire's relationship with the new Russian president, whom CIA and MI6 believe is responsible for the sudden mysterious disappearance of his predecessor, the Hard Man. Fortunately for Lyndsey, there's little to dissuade Emily from taking in a much-needed confidante. But then the CIA unveils a perturbing connection between Mikhail and Russia's geopolitical past.
It's a case unlike anything detective Mina Dabiri has seen before. A woman trapped inside a magician's box, with swords pierced through. But this time, it's not a magic trick. It's murder. Knowing she has a terrifying killer on her hands, Mina enlists the help of celebrity mentalist, Vincent Walder.
Charlie Garner's ex-wife Meg has been missing for over a week and one quick peek into her home shows all her possessions packed up in boxes. She had been working at a local donut shop run by a space-age, evangelist cult who believe their East Texas compound to be the site of an extraterrestrial Second Coming. Along with his brother, Felix, and beautiful, randy journalist Amelia "Scrappy" Moon, Charlie investigates the cult.
It's June in Boulder, Colorado, and Parker Valentine is excited to attend the wedding of her favorite cousin, Emma, where in addition to celebrating the happy couple, she'll also be providing the refreshments for the reception from her winery. But when the fussy wedding planner is found dead midway through the ceremony, Parker knows that to get the weekend back on track, she'll need to unveil a murderer.
Brunetti is approached for a favour by Elisabetta Foscarini. Her son-in-law, Enrico Fenzo, has alarmed his wife (her daughter) by confessing their family might be in danger because of something he's involved with. Since Fenzo is an accountant, Brunetti logically suspects the cause of danger is related to the finances of a client. Yet his clients seem benign: an optician, a restaurateur, a charity established by his father-in-law.
The body of an undocumented Sri Lankan immigrant is found in one of Venice's canals. Following gossip and memories of people who knew the victim, Brunetti finds that he had been living in a small house on the grounds of a palazzo owned by a university professor. Brunetti and his colleagues attempt to fit together random information about real estate and land use, books and university friendships that appear to have little in common.
PI Sunny Randall's landlord and former client, famous novelist Melanie Joan Hall, is being threatened and blackmailed, and it is up to Sunny and her best friend, Spike, to ensure her protection. But as Sunny looks into the identity of Melanie Joan's stalker, she learns that much of the author's past is a product of her amazing imagination, and her loyalty to her old friend is challenged as she searches for the truth.
1963. When, in a Russian penal colony in the middle of the frozen tundra, the radio blares the news of Kennedy's assassination, Lt. Col. Alexander Vasin is director of the camp. This is where disgraced agents, like Vasin, are sent to disappear and die quietly. But when tensions in the camp mount and a violent revolt breaks out, Vasin finds himself on the run with a mysterious prisoner holding the most dangerous secret in the world: who ordered the murder of President Kennedy.
Every summer for the past ten years, six awe-struck bakers gather for a filming of Bake Week. As the baking competition commences, things begin to go awry. At first, it's merely sabotage - sugar replaced with salt, a burner turned to high - but when a body is discovered, everyone is a suspect.
Laura Hart has re-joined the force as a DI. On her first day, an anonymous tip-off leads to the discovery of a skeleton in a crumbling castle ruin near the seaside town of Beaumaris, Anglesey. Laura can't wait to prove herself by solving the case and when the investigation leads her to MI5 and the Real IRA, she knows she's on the trail of something truly explosive.
In a small town a police identity check goes wrong. The victim, Said, was fifteen years old. And now he is dead. Mattia is just eleven years old, and witnesses the hatred and sadness felt by those around him. While he didn't know Said, his face can be seen all over the neighborhood, graffitied on walls in red paint, demanding "Justice." Mattia decides to pull together the pieces of the puzzle, to try to understand what happened.
Crime writer Jen Dawson returns to her small hometown with a bad case of writer's block. She finds sanctuary in the local bookstore, with an endless supply of coffee. But when the owner of the bookstore dies suddenly, Jen has a real-life murder to solve. She becomes the prime suspect when evidence places Jen at the scene of the crime and the reading of the will names Jen as the new owner of the bookstore.
Middle-aged Englishman Richard runs a B&B in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that's the way he likes it. One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the exotic Valerie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in investigating the disappearance. Richard remains a dazed passenger in the case until things become really serious and someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens...
Maria Fontana, the head of the Psychology Department at Columbia University, has decided to take a two-week-long transatlantic cruise. With her two twins and her fiance Steve, she is set to put the past behind her as soon as the ship leaves port. But when a passenger is discovered brutally murdered, the ship goes on lockdown. And Maria, a juror at the trial that acquitted a man of a series of horrific murders, recognizes the MO.
Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl, who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes, like Inger.
Detective Laurence Page is facing a particularly gruesome crime. A distinguished professor of fate and free will has been brutally murdered just hours after firing his staff. All the leads point back to two old cases: the gruesome attack on teenager Christopher Shaw, and the despicable crimes of a notorious serial killer who, legend had it, could see the future.
Earl Thomas, a straight-laced taxman with his fair share of police encounters, is the begrudging foreperson in a high-stakes trial in Miami. On the night Melina Mora was murdered, she was seen with a young man of Gabriel Soto's description. Two strands of her hair were found in his bedroom. A young prosecutor whose political ambitions depend on securing a conviction, finds herself pitted against a preening public defender armed with a freshly discovered, dynamite piece of evidence on the eve of the trial - if the judge will allow the jury to see it.
1873, Paris. Acclaimed spiritualist Vaudeline D'Allaire has been summoned to London to solve a high profile murder. Lenna Wickes, seeking answers about her sister's death, accompanies her as an under-study. But as the women team up with the powerful men of London's exclusive Seance Society to solve the mystery, they begin to suspect that they are not merely out to solve a crime, but perhaps entangled in one themselves...
A serial killer is roaming the streets of London, and Daniel Pitt's university chum Ian, now a member of the police, is leading the search. The murders happen on rainy nights, but Ian knows the victims must have something in common beyond the weather and turns to pathologist Miriam fford Croft, Daniel's good friend, to tap her scientific know-how. With Miriam involved in the murder investigation, Ian passes Daniel the case of Nicholas Wolford, their former university professor, charged with assault after reacting violently to an accusation of plagiarism.
LOS ANGELES, 1963. Korean War veteran Harry Ingram earns a living as a news photographer and occasional process server. When Ingram hears about a deadly automobile accident on his police scanner, he recognizes the vehicle described as belonging to his good friend and old army buddy, a white jazz trumpeter. The LAPD declares the car crash an accident, but when Ingram develops his photos, he sees signs of foul play.
Emma Walsh has finally worked up the courage to confront her husband James about his drinking. But the next time Emma sees James, his body lies crumpled amidst the wreckage of his flashy car. She struggles to deal with her grief, complicated by the knowledge that her husband's legacy shines only because so many people, for so long, were so willing to keep his secrets - secrets that twist into new and unexpected shapes as the mysterious details of his last day of life begin to come to light.
When actor Majid Rahman's body is found in a neighbourhood allotment in Leicester, Detective Vijay Patel is one of the first on the scene, but is unable to save the man. Although his mother's house backs onto the gardens, he resolves to let the local police do their work. But after a neighbour is kidnapped and the detective in charge doesn't want to know, Patel vows to find the killer.
It's early summer in Stockholm. Agneta and Stellan Broman have just waved off their daughters and grandchildren when the landline phone rings. The caller says just one word: "Geiger." Agneta hangs up, finds her old pistol, kills her husband of fifty years and then disappears from their home without a trace. Sara Nowak, a police officer in the prostitution unit, is called by a colleague who is investigating the murder. Sara grew up next door to the Bromans, spending much of her childhood in their grand house.
Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website. When she meets Beth Greer by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. In 1977 Beth Greer was charged in a pair of murders but was acquitted. Beth agrees, and the two meet regularly at Beth's mansion. But as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn't right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?
Brian Rhome, a former CIA Ground Branch paramilitary officer, thought his time within the elite group was over. But now, he's on a desperate race against time around the globe as he confronts the traumas of his past and unravels a deadly conspiracy that threatens the highest levels of American democracy.
Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady - ah, lady of a certain age - who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco's Chinatown. One morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing - a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn't know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of swipes the flash drive from the body and tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron. Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could...
PI Henry Kimball is asked by Joan Whalen, a student from when he was an English teacher, to prove that her husband is cheating. But what should be a simple case of infidelity becomes much more complicated when Kimball finds two bodies in an uninhabited suburban home with a FOR SALE sign out front. Suddenly it feels like the past is repeating itself, and Henry must go back to one of the worst days of his life to uncover the truth.
Charlotte Holmes receives a tempting offer. Find a dossier the Crown is desperately seeking to recover, and she might be able to come out of hiding. Her search leads her aboard the RMS Provence, sailing from Southampton for the eastern hemisphere. But on the night Charlotte makes her move to retrieve the dossier, in the midst of a terrifying storm in the Bay of Biscay, a brutal murder also takes place on the ship.
Private detective Frank Malloy is asked by Mrs. Bing to manufacture evidence of adultery so that she can divorce her husband. Frank refuses. The following week, he and Sarah happen to be attending the first ever auto show at Madison Square Garden when they meet the woman's husband, Alvin Bing,who has invested in a company that produces one of the electric motorcars on display. A few days later, the newspapers report that millionaire Alvin Bing has been found dead, pinned beneath one of the wheels of his very own motorcar.
On the night of a wedding celebration in St. Andrews, one guest meets a grisly end when he's killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number 5 has been placed on the victim's chest. Detective Inspector Clare Mackay leads the investigation. As more deaths follow, Clare and her team realize they're against the clock to find a killer stalking the streets of the picturesque Scottish town and bent on revenge.
Britain, 1947. Former wartime operative Elinor White finds herself facing down one of the most dangerous organized crime gangs in London, ultimately exposing corruption from Scotland Yard to the highest levels of government