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.
Emma Carpenter lives in isolation with her golden retriever Laika, house-sitting an old beachfront home on the rainy Washington coast. Her only human contact is her enigmatic old neighbor, Deek, and (via text) the house's owner, Jules. One day, she reads a poorly written - but gruesome - horror novel by the author H. G. Kane, and posts a one-star review that drags her into an online argument with none other than the author himself. Soon after, disturbing incidents start to occur at night.
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.
St. Patrick-theme mystery novellas, one each from Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross.
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.
Ten years ago, Sebastian Croll was found not guilty of murdering his playmate. Criminal solicitor Daniel Hunter defended the 11-year-old in a trial that gripped the nation. Now Daniel gets a call from his old client. Sebastian's university professor has been brutally murdered and everyone who knew her is in the frame. As Daniel steps in to represent Sebastian for the second time, rumour of his client's identity spreads like wildfire.
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 neighbour 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.
Melanie is delighted at the prospect of three uninterrupted days alone with husband Sam (and, of course, her prize-winning standard poodle, Faith). They're booked at the White Birch Inn, a picturesque New England resort nestled at the foot of a snow-covered mountain. The inn has a full slate of couples activities planned for the busy Valentine's weekend, but the first night of festivities feature an event that isn't on the program: murder.
Luke Daniels is in London when he receives a frantic call from an old friend. Racing to Belgium, Luke quickly finds that a shadow team of highly-trained operatives are there on the hunt. Intervening, he finds himself embroiled in a war between two determined sides, one seeking the truth, the other trying to escape the past. Luke races from Belgium, to Luxembourg, to the bayous of Louisiana and the Wyoming wilderness, to a final confrontation in the Bahamas.
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.
A shoulder-launched missile attack on a convoy of vehicles leaving the U.N. headquarters in New York kills several diplomats, including the American ambassador. Security footage reveals that the killer behind the attack is a disgraced former special forces operative, Lonnie Mixell. But before U.S. intelligence operatives can catch up with him, Mixell is already onto the next phase of his plan.
When we last saw Nancy Harmon, tragedy had struck her family as she suffered through the heartbreak of her first marriage, the ghastly deaths of her two children, hostile media coverage, and the harsh criminal charges against her. Nancy was forced to relocate across the country, change her name and appearance - anything that could be used to identify her controversial past. Years later, after a fresh start on idyllic Cape Cod, Nancy remarried and had two more children, but her worst nightmare resurfaced when they disappeared as well. Now Nancy Harmon's children are no longer kids, but they are once again in danger.
A wildfire devastated the Victoria countryside she calls home, and when Alison creeps out of her hiding place, she spots a soot-covered cherry red car in her driveway, and in it, a dead woman. She finds the woman's bag. An ID: Simone Arnold. A piece of paper: Alison's full name and address. But why? As Alison searches for answers across Australia's harsh landscape, she soon learns that the fire isn't the only threat she's facing....
Holly Miller spots an unfamiliar dog across the lake from her terrace. It turns out to belong to Holly's cousin Josh, camping with his girlfriend across the lake. On Holly's second visit to Josh's campsite, Josh and his girlfriend are nowhere to be found. Instead, a guest of the Sugar Maple Inn is dead in their tent.
Many residents of South Lick, Indiana, claim the Outhouse Race, in which competitors push old-timey outhouse replicas on wheels at the annual Abe Martin Festival on Memorial Day, is the best thing since indoor plumbing. But when a dead body and a cast-iron skillet tumble out of the Pans 'N Pancakes outhouse entry on the race route, it seems someone is trying to frame Robbie - in a most unconventional way.
Connie Rosolli, office manager for Vinnie's Bail Bonds, has been abducted. Stephanie gets a call from the abductor. He says he will only release her in exchange for a mysterious coin that a recently murdered man left as collateral for his bail. Unfortunately, this coin, which should be in the office--just like Connie--is nowhere to be found.
Fifteen-year-old Ambar has never known any parent other than her father, Victor Mondragon, nor any life other than his - the life of a criminal. When a tattooed mercenary kills Victor's best friend and vows that Victor is next, father and daughter set off on a joyride across Argentina in search of bloody retribution - kill or be killed.
A 17-year-old sets out to meet her secret lover by Ottawa's Hog's Back Falls. Three days later, her body washes up in the shallows. The public fears a sexual predator is on the loose, but Inspector Green suspects a more personal connection. His search for answers draws him into the world of elite young athletes, drugs, and teenage sexuality.
When the most famous toddler in America, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., is kidnapped from his family home in New Jersey in 1932, the case makes international headlines. Scottish immigrant Betty Gow is the Lindbergh nanny, caring for Charlie before he disappears. Suddenly a suspect in the eyes of both the media and the public, Betty must find the truth about what really happened that night, in order to clear her own name - and to find justice for the child she loves.
New York City, 1911. Edith Wharton is about to leave America, her publisher, and her loveless marriage. And then, dashing novelist David Graham Phillips is shot to death outside the Princeton Club. His sister is convinced Graham was killed by someone determined to stop the publication of his next book, which promised to uncover secrets that powerful people would rather stayed hidden. Though unconvinced, Edith is curious.
One-time congressional representative Victoria Emerson must make her way through a landscape terrorized by local warlords and desperate scavengers to Hilltop Manor where the remnants of the U.S. government have been imprisoned. A ruthless band plans to punish the former rulers for thrusting the country into Hell Day, the devastating war that changed the world in just a few hours. Calling on her deepest personal resources and her unwavering convictions, Victoria must somehow return people to the rule of law.
Mysterious killings at both ends of the capital have been caused by the use of an unusually long, slender blade, and Thomas Chaloner is ordered to investigate. The only common thread is the victims' connection to the Worshipful Company of Poulters, whose members are struggling to keep ahead of London's enormous demand for eggs. But this leads him into a tapestry of conspiracy, outlandish claims of the Second Coming, the reappearance of a number of regicides and ever more brazen killings.
Aspiring playwright Kate Gamble's father is Christian Gamble, CEO of a private data integration company whose clients include the CIA and virtually every counter-terrorism organization in the Western World. When the company comes under investigation by the Justice Department, her childhood friend Patrick is kidnapped by someone and held for ransom. The ransom is "Code 6" - the most secret and potentially dangerous technology her father's company has ever developed.
Ava Lee embarks on a quest for revenge for the brutal murder of Lau Lau and Chen that takes her from Toronto to Los Angeles to Beijing. The search leads from Ava's old opponent, Mo, the chairman of the China Movie Syndicate, to a shadowy figure at the very top of the Chinese Security Service. Events reach a deadly climax in front of the Tianqiao Theatre in Beijing, but exacting her revenge is only half the battle - getting out of China alive is another matter entirely ... The final book in the series.
Lindsey is baking up a storm for the St. Patrick's Day grand opening of the Irish import gift shop, the Blarney Stone, owned by her boyfriend's uncle, Finnigan O'Connor, recently relocated from the Emerald Isle. But Finn's fortune takes a turn for the worse when he's arrested for the bludgeoning of a small unidentified man dressed as a leprechaun - the murder weapon alleged to be his now-missing shillelagh.
When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she's not only North Carolina's richest woman, she's also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family's estate high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Now, ten years later, the questions come. Was there any truth to the persistent rumors following her disappearance as a girl? What really happened to those four husbands, who all died under mysterious circumstances? And why did she adopt her son Cam in the first place?
Derek Harrington, retired Marine Force Recon and SERE instructor, is barely scraping by teaching the basics of wilderness survival. Then he is offered $20,000 to instruct a private group for 30 days in upstate New York. But it isn't long before the training takes an unexpected turn - and a new offer is made. Reaching out to an FBI contact to sound his concerns, Derek soon finds himself in deep cover, deep in the woods, embroiled with a fringe group led by a charismatic leader who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
An unexpected death on a lonely road outside of Utah's Bears Ears National Park raises questions for Navajo Tribal Police officers Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito. Why would a seasoned outdoorsman and well-known paleontologist freeze to death within walking distance of his car? A second death brings more turmoil. Who is the unidentified man killed during a home invasion where nothing seems to have been taken? Why was he murdered?
The festive season is in full swing - parties, mistletoe and Christmas crackers abound. In a hotel bar, a woman approaches you. Her party dress glitters with sequins. What you don't know is that your life is now in her hands - and now that you've met, there's only one thing that will determine whether you live or die. Are you a good person? Are you really?...
Orphan X has always been several steps ahead of his pursuers. Until he makes one little mistake...Now the President has him in her control and offers Evan a deal - eliminate a rich, powerful man she says is too dangerous to live and, in turn, she'll let Evan survive. But when Evan left the Program he swore to only use his skills against those who really deserve it. Now he has to decide what's more important - his principles or his life.
Fifty years ago, Nell's father, Frank Churcher, wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt it told the fairy story about Elinore, a murdered woman whose skeleton was scattered all over England. Concealed in the text and pictures were clues to where jewels were buried, each a different part of a skeleton. Now, on the reissue of the book, only Elinore's pelvis remained hidden. Then Frank finally reveals the whereabouts of the missing golden bone. And then all hell breaks loose.
Five old university friends gather on the eve of their flatmate's memorial at a beautiful riverside house. Estranged for years, they're finally ready to reminisce over dry martinis and delicious food. But there's more than that on the menu... Because each guest is hiding a dark secret about their time at Oxford. They're all guilty of something. Is one of them guilty of murder?
Detective Jane Tennison is regretting the choice to transfer to the quiet, local police station in Bromley. But the tedium is broken when a complicated domestic assault case lands on her desk - one that might still result in a murder charge if the victim dies of his injuries. The warring neighbours who witnessed the assault intrigue Jane. The case has a sinister underbelly, she can sense it.
Sarah Ridgeway's husband Bryce served in the Army, deployed to some of the world's worst trouble spots. After his service ended with a combat injury, he is elected to congress. Then he becomes a national hero - and is getting attention as a Presidential candidates - after he intervenes in a terrorist attack. But Sarah senses something is not quite right with Bryce...
Every year, the illustrious Van Ness siblings - heirs to a copper fortune - gather at their luxury winery estate for a joint birthday celebration. It's a tradition they've followed nearly all their lives, and now they are back with their significant others for a much-needed weekend of rest and relaxation, away from the public spotlight. But, in fact, as old tensions are reignited, the three couples are pushed to the edge.
HEAT 2 covers the formative years of homicide detective Vincent Hanna and elite criminals Neil McCauley , Chris Shiherlis, and Nate --from the film HEAT. Ranging from the streets of L.A. to the inner sanctums of rival Taiwanese crime syndicates in Paraguay to a massive drug cartel money-laundering operation just over the border in Mexico, HEAT 2 illuminates the dangerous workings of international crime organizations and the agents who pursue them.
Brooklyn's annual Caribbean American Heritage Festival is finally here, and Spice Isle Bakery is thrilled to be one of the event's food vendors. Co-owner Lyndsay Murray hopes their West Indian pastries and finger foods draw people back to the bakery in Little Caribbean. But the day's festivities are cut short when Camille, lead singer of an up-and-coming reggae band, is murdered.
A young meteorologist checking a mountain top weather station in Kinlochleven discovers the body of a missing man entombed in ice. Cameron Brodie, a Glasgow detective, sets out on a hazardous journey to the isolated and ice-bound village. He has his own reasons for wanting to investigate a murder case so far from his beat. Brodie must face up to the ghosts of his past and to a killer determined to bury forever the chilling secret that his investigation threatens to expose.
When Olivia's high-powered art-dealer boyfriend decides to stage an ostentatious, career-making exhibition on a luxury expedition to Antarctica, she is thrilled. But she learns that in addition to the wealthy clients they will be travelling with the beleaguered employees of the company running the expedition and their charismatic, divisive CEO. And the first deaths seem, at first, only a dreadful accident...
Dora wakes one morning to discover her 17-year old daughter Ellie has not come home after a party. She cannot be found. A day later the police arrive on Dora's doorstep with the news Ellie's handbag has been discovered dumped in a layby. Disillusioned with her long-distance lorry driver husband, and the police investigation, Dora takes it upon herself to find her daughter - even if it means tearing apart everything and everybody she had ever loved, and taking justice into her own hands.
Pioneering scientist Iris Henderson chose to be her own first test-subject for an experimental therapy, placing a piece of technology into her brain. At least, this is what everyone tells her. Trouble is, Iris is now without her memories so she doesn't know what the therapy is or why she would ever decide to volunteer for it. Everyone warns her to leave it alone, but Iris doesn't know who to trust.
Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex-movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island. It had all the necessary ingredients for a press sensation: a celebrity; a private island cut off by the wind...and a murder.
August, 1943. 14-year-old Massimo is newly orphaned and fleeing from Rome when attacked by thugs and finds himself bloodied at the base of the Montecassino. It is there he is rescued by the man calling himself Pietro Houdini, the self-proclaimed "Master Artist and confidante of the Vatican," who brings him up the mountain to serve as his assistant in preserving the treasures that lay within the monastery walls. And when the war comes to Montecassino, it will be up to the two of them to smuggle three priceless Titian paintings to safety down the mountain.
The competition for best whiskey in Ireland will be a publicity bonanza for the winner, and that means there are celebrities involved - like boxer Angus McConal and Megan's friend Niamh, an up-and-coming actress who has teamed up with Megan's uncle, the retired Sligo harbormaster. But rivalries and revelries turn out to be a bad blend when McConal dies at a whiskey tasting.
When Ates Bocuk, son of a feared Istanbul gang leader, is arrested for the brutal murder of his Roma lover, feelings of vengeance are ignited among rival Turkish gangs and the Roma community. Forensic evidence is stacked against him, but Ates refuses to speak, and Inspector Suleyman suspects that there is more to the case than meets the eye.
In Kilbane it is agreed that the bakery in the old flour mill, just outside town, is the best in County Cork. No wonder they're about to be featured on a reality baking show. All six contestants in the show are coming to Kilbane to participate, and the town is simmering with excitement. But when the first round ends, the top contestant is found face-down in her signature pie.
An unlucky in love - and life - Seattle gay relationship blogger teams up with a take-charge lesbian and a fiesty bull terrier to find a missing go-go boy and bring down an international crime ring.
It's a case that has gripped a nation: A woman with a shocking secret is missing, presumed dead. And her two husbands are suspects in her murder. DCI Clements knows the dark side of human nature and that love can make people do treacherous things. You can't presume anything when it comes to crimes of the heart. Until a body is found, this scandalous and sad case remains wide open.
As Chicago PD's special-ops leader, Detective Billy Harney knows well that money is not the only valuable currency. The filthy rich man he's investigating is down to his last twenty million. He's also being held in jail. For now. Billy's unit is called in when an escape plan results in officers down and inmates vanished. In an empty lot, Billy spots two Kevlar vests. Two helmets. Two assault rifles. And a handwritten note: Hi, Billy Are you having fun yet?
SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There's buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Now it's Lindsay's turn to choose.
Justine Poole takes her job seriously providing security for wealthy and high-profile Hollywood stars. When she prevents a brazen robbery at the Beverly Hills home of two of her clients - killing two of the five armed robbers in the process - she is initially lauded in the media as a local hero. But the spotlight soon puts her in the crosshairs of the crime kingpin behind the burglaries. Unable to stand the embarrassment of his lackeys having been defeated by a lone woman, Mr. Conger puts in a call to the one man who can make his problems disappear.
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.
When Maude Horton receives a letter from the British Admiralty informing her of her younger sister's death, her world is shattered. Bold and daring, Constance had run away from her life in Victorian London two years prior, disguising herself as a boy to board the Makepeace, an expedition vessel bound for the Arctic's unexplored Northwest Passage. The admiralty claims Constance's death was a tragic accident, but Maude knows when she is being deceived.
PI Emma Djan is asked to help a man locate his missing daughter in Accra. According to her father, Ngozi had a bright future ahead of her when she became secretive and withdrawn. Suddenly, all she wanted to do was be with her handsome new beau, Femi, instead of attending law school in the fall. Then she disappeared from her parents' house in Nigeria in the middle of the night. The case escalates quickly when Femi is found murdered at an opulent hotel in Accra, but there are no signs of Ngozi at the scene.
While Geneva Bay's upper crust gets ready to party down at a Prohibition-themed fundraiser, pizza chef Delilah O'Leary is focused on seeing her struggling restaurant through the winter slow season. But Delilah's hopes of perfecting a new "free-from" pizza recipe for a charity bash are dashed when a dead body crashes the party. Soon Delilah and her entire staff are trapped in an isolated mansion and embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Lt. Eve Dallas is just home from a long overdue vacation when she responds to a call of an unattended death. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, retired Internal Affairs Captain. At first glance, the scene appears to be suicide, but the closer Eve examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes. After all, Greenleaf put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs.
A young woman is at a New York club, watching the band, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Minutes later, the woman is dead. Someone has jabbed her with a needle and lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim's body - and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents.
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.
By age twenty-four, Letty Davenport is restless and bored in a desk job for U.S. Senator Colles. Letty's ready to quit, but her skills have impressed Colles, and he offers her a carrot: feet-on-the-ground investigative work, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. Several oil companies in Texas have reported thefts of crude, Colles tells her. He isn't so much concerned with the oil as he is with the money. Who is selling the oil, and what are they doing with the profits?
When Edwin, Delaney's boss at the Cracked Spine bookstore, leaves town on secret business, Delaney is called upon to guide his yearly literary tour around Edinburgh. But on the first night of the tour, at the inn where the tour group is staying, the inn manager falls - or is pushed - off the roof of the inn, and killed. Then, one of the tour members disappears, leaving a trail of puzzles in her wake.
Politican Claire Beacham returns from a busy day at work to a parcel on her doorstep - no note, no label. Inside is a severed head. It is clear to Claire and those around her that this terrifying package is a message. But who sent it, and why? It's Claire's first delivery - and won't be her last. Someone is targeting Claire and with every message comes another casualty.
Detective Joe Lazarus is missing. The Dying Squad are on the case, but following reports of his sighting, signs suggest he may have fallen back into his criminal ways. A new drug is taking the world by storm. Spook allows the living to see the dead, but its effects are often fatal. The Dying Squad's visit to a Berlin nightclub quickly turns their search into an entirely more sinister case.
A mid-air collision in the Alaskan wilderness between two small aircraft leaves ten people dead. Was it a bird strike, pilot error... or premeditated murder? Then an eleventh body is found in the wreckage, a man shot gangland style. In an investigation that reaches to the highest levels of government, justice may not be served, but Kate Shugak is determined that the truth will out, even at the risk of her life and the lives of those she loves most.
Genealogist Jeanie Hightower suspects her soon-to-be ex may have entangled her in a scheme that has drawn the bloody wrath of the California Bear, a prolific serial killer who disappeared forty years ago and who is only now, now that conditions are right, emerging from hibernation...
When Sergeant Major Sylvester "Sly" Morgan is killed on a mission, his daughter, Zoey, tells General Garrett Sinclair that her father's death wasn't random. Morgan had recorded a high-level meeting between Chinese, American, and French diplomats as they spoke about a plan for a new global government. When Zoey disappears in Africa, seemingly while in pursuit of her father's killer, Sinclair and Dagger Team are caught off-guard as they scramble to catch up.
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.
Jules is on the mountain for the Downhill Dummy. The annual competition is a favorite amongst snow lovers. Contestants strap makeshift dummies to skis and send them hurling down a death-defying ski jump in hopes of catching big air. It's a fun and festive atmosphere as dummies sail past the crowd to huge cheers and applause. Until one of the dummies takes a deadly detour and lands atop mountain guide Fitz Baskin.
Midwinter in Poland, and Dania Gorska and her brother Marek are in Warsaw, attending the funeral of her old piano teacher, Jakub Frydman. At the graveside is rabbi Salomon Steinberg and several former pupils. As the service draws to an end, a figure is glimpsed through the mist throwing a wreath into the open grave. Then, as the mourners file out of the cemetery, they hear an explosion.
Haven's Rock is a well-hidden town surrounded by forest. And it's supposed to be, being that it's a refuge for those who need to disappear. While Detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton know how to navigate the woods and its various dangers, other residents don't. When Max, the town's youngest resident - taught to track animals by Eric - fears a bear is stalking a hiking party, alarms are raised. Even stranger, the ten-year-old swears the bear had human eyes.
Mickey Gibson, single mother and former detective, now works remotely for ProEye, a global investigation company that hunts down wealthy tax and credit cheats. She gets a call from a colleague named Arlene Robinson asking for her to go inventory the vacant home of an arms dealer who cheated ProEye's clients and fled. That is, until she arrives at the mansion to discover a dead body in a secret room. Not only does the arms dealer not exist but the murder victim turns out to be Harry Langhorne, a man with mob ties who used to be in Witness Protection. What's more, no one named Arlene Robinson works at ProEye.
When a Navy vessel comes across a yacht in distress in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean, Captain Danial Tengku orders his ship to rush to its aid. On board the yacht is a British couple: a horribly injured man, Jake, and his traumatized wife, Virginie, who breathlessly confesses, "It's all my fault. I killed them." Trembling with fear, she reveals their shocking story to Danial.
The tourist season brings with it the usual crop of traffic incidents, lost wallets, lost dogs, and people who are simply lost, but a spate of burglaries and robberies committed by a man described as having a gold tooth and a spider's web tattoo on his neck give Hamish cause for serious concern. The robberies become increasingly violent and the man is dubbed "Spiderman" by the local press.
When a benign surveillance operation takes a deadly turn, Jack finds himself locked in a struggle with an unseen enemy bent on destroying The Campus. The chase leads Jack to the South China Sea, where a midair collision between aircraft from rival nations threatens to serve as a flash point for the entire region. As Jack frantically tries to put the pieces of the conspiracy together, the Campus is hit with a crippling attack. When the dust settles, Jack is one of the few operators still standing and The Campus's de facto leader. But the fight is just beginning..
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.
Claire's younger sister Holly has been working on the millionaire's playground of Martha's Vineyard for the summer - all barefoot beach parties and flirting with the local rich kids. But now Holly is missing, and none of the locals seem to care, including the police. They think a message Claire received is proof she's safe. But Claire knows that's impossible. What will she have to risk to find out the truth?
Glasgow, 2015. When Valium addict Felix McAveety's best friend Marina is found murdered in the local park, he goes looking for answers to questions that he quickly forgets. In a haze of uppers, hallucinogens, and diazepam, Felix enlists the help of a brilliant but mercurial GP; a bright young trade unionist; a failing screenwriter; semi-celebrity crime novelist Jane Pickford; and his crisis fuelled downstairs neighbour Donnie.Their investigation sends them on a bewildering expedition that takes in Scottish radical politics, Artificial Intelligence, cults, secret agents, smugglers and vegan record shops.
A collection of his stories.
The arrival of some homeless kittens, as well as Trent's new familiar, a cute little Maltese, brings more chaos - as well as a strange spiritual energy that seems to emanate from the animals. But before Mia can figure out what kind of paranormal pets she has on her hands, she finds herself with a murder to solve - when a dead body is found in the lodge rental of Christina's suddenly attentive ex...
Ischia island. A wealthy woman alleges that a valuable necklace has been stolen from her hotel room. The necklace, she claims, has been in her family for decades. She blames one of the young women working on the cleaning crew as the most likely suspect - a young woman who turns out to be Nonna Maria's goddaughter. She takes the heat, but privately she proclaims her innocence. Nearby, the body of a woman is found on a curved road near the borough of Barano.
Tea shop entrepreneur Theodosia Browning has been tapped to host a fancy Limon Tea in a genuine lemon orchard as a rousing kickoff to Charleston Fashion Week. But as fairy lights twinkle and the scent of lemon wafts among the tea tables, the deadly murder of a fashion designer puts the squeeze on things. As the lemon curd begins to sour, the murdered woman’s daughter begs Theodosia to help find the killer.
Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging onto Mom's apron strings in their magical bakery in Pixie, California, but was unable to equal her mother's enchanted baked goods -- until a takeout meal gone wrong inspires her to craft some handmade fortune cookies. They become so popular that Felicity runs out of generic fortunes and starts making her own personalized predictions. When one customer's ill-fated fortune results in his murder, Felicity's suspiciously specific fortune has the police focusing on her as the main culprit.
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.
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.
Four pivotal events, fact and fiction. "The Bride from Bithynia" is set as the province of Britain explodes in the Boudican revolt. In "The Spook Who Spoke Again" Marcus Didius Alexander Postumus investigates a death in his birth mother's troupe of exotic performers. "Vesuvius by Night" is set as the volcano erupts. In "Invitation to Die" the Camillus brothers are invited to banquet by Emperor Domitian, and fear they will not survive the night..
Decades earlier Appius Tranquillus Surus wrote a will that freed his slaves and bequeathed his businesses to them. It also left an orchard to the Prisci, a family he was friendly with, on the condition that his freedmen could still take its harvest. The two families have feuded ever since. Flavia Albia's latest impossible task is to sift through the decades to find a reconciliation.
Amersterdam 1980 is a city in turmoil, rife with drug abuse, riots and terror threats in the run-up to the coronation of Queen Beatrix. Detective Lotte Meerman doesn't want to hear about her father Piet Huizen's past because his month as a policeman in Amsterdam in 1980 led directly to her parent's divorce. Then two men die. Their deaths are not treated as suspicious but Lotte realizes there is something that links the deceased men. They were both children of her father's former team-mates.
Criminal inspector Leonore Asker, relegated to Malmo's cold case department, is drawn into one of the more peculiar cases. Someone is placing small ominous figures in town and one of them seems to represent the missing woman from the kidnapping case. As Asker's investigation takes her to abandoned buildings, she reaches out to a local architecture expert and together they explore the sinister recesses of the city and discover that an unusual kind of evil lurks in the shadows.
When the new vicar for St Mary's church spearheads a campaign to restore a derelict chapel - rumoured to be haunted by a German Luftwaffe pilot - in a far-flung corner of the Honeychurch estate, the Dowager Countess puts her foot down. But nobody quite understands why. Meanwhile, a fierce bidding war at an auction of military memorabilia ends in Kat's female adversary being murdered and Kat being held as the prime suspect. Is there a connection?
A submerged car is pulled from the bottom of the lake. The driver has been shot in the back of the head and no other bodies are found. Only a legendary sculpture remains inside, and as it rises to the surface, greedy collectors from around the world gather. They'll stop at nothing to gain possession of the priceless artifact. Only one person stands in their way...
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 encounter a man on the run, the only witness to a CIA revenge operation in Honduras that went very, very wrong.
When her upstairs neighbor Jorgen is found murdered, Rikke is questioned alongside her husband. How can she admit that she and Jorgen were having an affair? Or explain to the police the complexity of her feelings? The hint of relief that he's dead. And what would they say if they knew she used a spare key to enter his apartment the morning after he was killed? Rikke realizes that finding the killer is the only way to put herself in the clear. So long as the killer doesn't get to her first.
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.
1959, a small Montana town. When a fatal car accident shatters ten-year-old Lucas's world, he finds himself confronting crime and vengeance, humor and heroism, all against the backdrop of growing up.
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.
CIA operative Kane travels to the badlands where the borders of Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan meet, a place where violence is the only way to survive. He goes there to exfiltrate a man with vital information for the safety of the West - but instead he meets an adversary who will take the world to the brink of extinction. A frightening, clever, vicious man with blood on his hands and vengeance in his heart...
Alex Carter is sent to the Selkirk mountains to investigate the possible sighting of a mountain caribou. But when Alex arrives she finds the nearby townspeople agitated. Loggers and activists clash over a swath of old growth forest marked for clearcutting. The murdered body of a forest ranger is found strung up in the town's park, and Alex learns of a backcountry hiker who went missing in the same area the year before.
After being abducted and assaulted, a teenage girl somehow managed to escape from her captor. She is traumatized and needs to heal, but the police need her help to catch her assailant - information she clearly knows, but is unwilling to give. Without the girl's assistance, DI Adam Fawley's investigation is at a dead end. When another girl vanishes under the same circumstances, he recognizes a disturbing pattern - and a link to something long buried in his past.
After scoring a plea deal in a high-profile murder trial, serial killer James Michael Barrett leads a grim parade of law enforcement officers to the body of his last victim. At the alleged burial site, the officers swing their shovels down and are met with a strange metallic sound they weren't expecting. In a blink, a terrific explosion rocks the woods, killing Barrett and most of the officers instantly. FBI consultant Kendra Michaels must now investigate a continuing string of heinous murders in the style of the very-dead Barrett.
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.
When Buddhist butler Helen Thorpe is loaned out to help influencer Cartier Hightower get her life in order, Helen finds herself working for a young woman entirely unbound by the fetters of good taste or sound judgment. One of Cartier's fellow content creators has recently died in a strange accident. Soon after Helen arrives, another is killed in an equally bizarre way. Then comes the terrible incident at the EDM nightclub that turns Cartier into a global pariah, at least according to social media.
Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant. Run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare, the Kamogawa Diner serves up deliciously extravagant meals. But that's not the main reason customers stop by . . .The father-daughter duo are 'food detectives'. Through ingenious investigations, they are able to recreate dishes from a person's treasured memories - dishes that may well hold the keys to their forgotten past and future happiness.
A pool boy enters a secluded Bel Air property and discovers two bodies floating in the bright blue water: Gio Aggiunta, the playboy heir to an Italian shoe empire, and a gorgeous, even wealthier neighbor named Meagin March. A married neighbor. An illicit affair stoking rage is a perfect motive. But a "double" in this neighborhood of gated estates isn't something you see every day. The house is untouched. No forced entry, no forensic evidence. The case has "that feeling," and when that happens, Milo turns to his friend, the brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware.
After their recent adventures in Transylvania, Russell and Holmes look forward to spending time with Holmes' son, the famous artist Damian Adler, and his family. But when they arrive at Damian's house, they discover that the Adlers have fled from a mysterious threat. Holmes rushes after Damian while Russell, slowed down by a recent injury, stays behind to search the empty house.
There's something sinister under the surface of the idyllic, suburban town of Wesley Falls, and it's not just the abandoned coal mine that lies beneath it. The summer of 1995 kicks off with a party in the mine where six high school students witness a horrifying crime that changes the course of their lives. Now, twenty years later, they are all called back to Wesley Falls when one of their number is murdered. They are the only ones who can uncover why - but to end things, they have to return to the mine one last time.
Evan Ryder is an extraordinary intelligence field agent now working for the security arm of Parachute, a private company and the world's leader in the application of quantum technology. When an elite Russian scientist and the American Secretary of Defense die of inexplicable sudden catastrophic brain damage at the same time half a world apart, the world's intelligence services realize that the quantum war has truly begun. Ryder and her long-time partner, Ben Butler, will risk their lives to discover who the true combatants are.
1914. Sherlock Holmes has been murdered. Nobody knows who did it, but Wiggins, former Baker Street Irregular and Holmes' protege, suspects a German spy. However, Europe is descending into the chaos of the First World War. Captain Kell of Military Intelligence has limited resources, and more pressing matters on his mind. Wiggins is on his own. Almost. He pursues Holmes' killer across the continent, but as grief and rage close in it's not just the killer that eludes his grasp.
Max Tudor thought he'd left the world of deceit when he resigned from MI5 to become an Anglican priest. Then his bishop asks him to return to his Oxford college, St Luke's, to investigate the death of its chaplain, and Max realizes there's no leaving the past behind. At first, Max agrees with the official police verdict of death by natural causes. The suspects are all above reproach -but someone in the college wanted the kindly chaplain dead... and looks can be very deceiving.
Freya Lockwood has avoided the quaint English village where she grew up for the last twenty years. That is, until her eccentric Aunt Carole breaks the news that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and Freya's estranged mentor, has unexpectedly died. Then Freya receives a letter from Arthur, sent just days before his death, warning her that she is in danger. Suspecting he may have been murdered, she and Carole begin to investigate.
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.
Peter Ash's friend Lewis has helped him out of a jam more times than he can count, and has saved his life more than once. So he doesn't hesitate when Lewis asks a favor. Lewis has left his criminal past behind, but a former associate may be in trouble, and he and Peter must make a trip to check in on the man. But their visit immediately takes a dark turn when they arrive to find a smoldering cabin. They soon realize that someone has stolen notebooks full of incriminating secrets about Lewis's long-ago crimes.
Veronica's natural-historian beau, Stoker, has been away in Bavaria for months, and their relationship is at an impasse. But when Veronica shows up before him with his brother, Tiberius (Lord Templeton-Vane), he is lured back home by an intriguing job offer: preparing an iguanodon for a very special dinner party.
Detective Kawika Wong is now next in line to be Honolulu's Chief of Police. But for weeks Kawika and his team have failed to catch an elusive serial killer known as the "Slasher." He strikes quickly and efficiently, and he doesn't make mistakes. But when a freshly decapitated body is found at a previous dump site, Kawika's gut tells him something isn't quite right. Who is this victim, and why does Kawika feel that this one doesn't belong to the Slasher?
Sarah Grayson is taking a break from her bustling secondhand shop in small-town Maine to spend time with a friend and her dog. But their purr-fect visit comes to an end when the dog leads them to a storm cellar on a nearby property, where they discover a dead body. The deceased turns out to be a sticky-fingered financial adviser who swindled millions from investors and who has been presumed dead for almost three years. Unfortunately, suspicion falls on the owner of the property where the body was found -and that owner is a good friend of Charlotte's Angels, the senior citizen sleuths who work out of Sarah's shop.
When human bones are discovered beneath an old outhouse covered in blackberry vines, no one knows who they once belonged to. But elderly Helen Garlington wants Sam the sheriff to test the remains, suspecting they may solve the mystery of her long-vanished husband. It's not a match, and Helen takes it hard, drowning her disappointment in sherry at the tavern--where she sees a contestant on a game show who she swears is her missing spouse, Martin. To ease the woman's mind, Josie contacts the show to track down the look-alike guest, who kindly agrees to travel to Wilfred--and is then found dead the next morning.
"We're going to murder people who need to be murdered." So begins a press release from a mysterious group known only as "The Five," shortly after a vicious predator is murdered in San Francisco. The Five is believed to be made up of vigilante killers who are very bored...and very rich. After a woman is murdered in the Twin Cities, Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are sent in to investigate. But, with no apparent direct connection to the victims, The Five are virtually untraceable.
One freezing night, an SS doctor and his wife return from an evening mingling with their fellow Nazis at the concert hall. By the time the sun rises, the doctor will be lying lifeless in a pool of blood. Was it murder or suicide? Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is told that under no circumstances should he investigate. The doctor's widow, however, is convinced her husband was the target of a hit. But why would anyone murder an apparently obscure doctor?
Jo Jones has always had trouble fitting in. As a neurodivergent, hyperlexic book editor and divorced New Yorker transplanted into the English countryside, Jo doesn't know what stands out more: her Americanisms or her autism. After losing her job, her mother,and her marriage all in one year, she couldn't be happier to take possession of a possibly haunted (and clearly unwanted) family estate in North Yorkshire. But when the body of the moody town groundskeeper turns up on her rug with three bullets in his back, Jo finds herself in potential danger - and she's also a potential suspect.
The Australian Mystery Writers' Society invited Earnet Cunningham to their crime-writing festival aboard the Ghan, the famous train between Darwin and Adelaide. The program is a who's who of crime writing royalty. But when one of them is murdered, the remaining authors quickly turn into five detectives. They should know how to solve a crime. On the other hand, they all know how to commit one.
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.
London 1929. Frenchie knows his occasional work for MI5 serves only the ruling classes. But he needs to feed his children. When Ramsay MacDonald, Britain's first Labour Prime Minister, is blackmailed by a former lover, Frenchie must go to Paris to buy her silence. It is clear there are many people who would see MacDonald fall - but his own secret service? When Frenchie hears the other side of the story, everything changes.
Retired Hollywood actress Trinity Powers has agreed to appear on the lead float in the town's mermaid parade -- to commemorate her breakout role as the eponymous mermaid in the blockbuster cult classic, Sirena. But the parade also features Trinity's rival, an up-and-coming ingenue, who stars in the film's recent (and somewhat controversial) reboot. Then Charlene discovers a mermaid murdered.
Sequel to CITY ON FIRE. On the losing side of a bloody East Coast crime war, Danny Ryan moves to California with his little boy, his elderly father and the tattered remnants of his loyal crew of soldiers. When Hollywood starts shooting a film based on his former life, Danny demands a piece of the action and begins to rebuild his criminal empire. Then he falls in love with a beautiful movie star who has a dark past of her own.
Meet the Williamson sisters, Britain's most treasured World War II veterans, now in their late nineties. They're taking a trip, with devoted great-nephew Archie, to Paris to receive the Legion d'honneur for their part in the liberation of France. But this trip is not what it seems. The sisters variously intend to settle scores, avenge lost friends, and pull off one last, daring heist before the curtain finally comes down on their illustrious careers.
In shock and found clinging to a tree branch, Bethany Richter is pulled from thrashing floodwaters that have decimated the town of Garnett, Texas and killed a dozen others. Apprentice PI Annie McIntyre is handed her first solo case. Uncover the identity of the man who rescued Bethany before he was swept downriver. When Annie's search turns up a different victim - shot dead, not drowned - Annie wonders if the hero they seek is actually a killer.
Though everything at London's Savoy Hotel appears to be the picture of perfection, in the Savoy Press Office, it's a different picture entirely. There, Miss Priscilla Tempest is scrambling to avoid a boss who would like to be rid of her, a threatening American gangster, and the rather thrilling star of the Tarzan movies. And it isn't long before a fascist plot, hatched in an English country estate, arrives to truly ruin her day - and threaten British democracy.
Egyptian-American Alex Hassan leaves his Ivy League university for the Middle East and holy war. His grandfather, hoping to dissuade him, sends him his own story, a romantic and heartbreaking past rooted in Hollywood and the post-revolutionary Egypt of the 1950s. Young Ali was working for DeMille on the set of the Ten Commandments when he was unwittingly caught up in a web of politics, espionage, and real-life events that change the course of history.
When the lifeless body of Eric Castle, a weapons technician for a major American defense contractor, is found under his hotel balcony, both his employer and the Egyptian authorities quickly declare his death a suicide. But Eric's sister Cate rejects that, and travels to Cairo to piece together her brother's life. With the help of a handsome, young, gay Egyptian man named Omar she takes on not only the arms company's top brass but the Egyptian military, secret police, and a slew of American expats with their own reasons to keep the dead buried once and for all.
Jane Austen - sparkling, spirited and incredibly clever - is suddenly thrust into a mystery when a milliner's dead body is found locked inside a cupboard during the middle of a ball. When Jane's brother Georgie is found with some jewellery that belonged to the deceased, the local officials see it as an open-and-shut case, one which is likely to end with Georgie's death. Jane is certain that her brother is innocent, and that there is much more to the murder than meets the eye.
After being temporarily unreachable for a deep-deniability protection job for a Saudi prince, Irfan boots up his phone to discover messages from his estranged wife, an academic who appears to have stumbled upon an incredibly dangerous secret that has landed her in police "protection" in Karachi, Pakistan - not a place you want to be jailed as an American accused of blasphemy. Irfan leaps into action only to find that both her life and his daughter's lie in the balance.
On the verge of a four-billion-dollar deal, a tech entrepreneur from Shoreditch is found dead in a construction site, which leads to the discovery of three skeletons over a hundred years old. But as fresh bodies turn up, can Detective Kamil - along with his friend Anjoli - prevent another murder? Desperate to solve his first case for the Met, will Kamil put his reputation on the line... then cross it?
Libby Sarjeant is proudly hosting an original production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Oast Theatre, which features a daring twist on the classic play. But an old acquaintance of Libby's - irascible director Constance Matthews - is outraged by the show, stirring strong feelings throughout Steeple Martin. When a body is subsequently found in the woodlands of a grand estate, the community is shocked by the prospect of murder.
When a select group of influencers and journalists receive an exclusive invitation to a luxury resort in the Maldives, it seems like the ultimate press trip. But when the island is cut off during a storm and people start dying, it looks like someone has murder in mind. Are the guests really who they seem to be, or does each one of them have a secret to hide?
Finlay Donovan and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero plan a trip to Atlantic City to negotiate a deal with a dangerous loan shark, save Vero's childhood crush Javi, and hunt down a stolen car. But Javi's kidnapper, Marco, refuses to negotiate, and insists on knowing the whereabouts of his missing nephew, Ike, who mysteriously disappeared. When Finlay and Vero sneak into the loan shark's suite to search for clues, they find more than they bargained for - Marco's already dead.
Exeter: a city in decline, East Devon's capital of crime. Detective Roger LeCarre: a character never seen before in modern fiction - a tough but troubled detective with a drink problem and a marriage in trouble. Can he solve a murder, save the city and change his energy provider before the new more expensive tariff kicks in?
Donna Morris has chosen to do her probationary year as detective constable in the small seaside town of Scarborough. But on her first day, a body is found in the woods. The corpse of Henrik Grunttor presents itself as that of a homeless man, dead from his own drug use. However, until recently, Grunttor had been working at the local GCHQ centre on the Russian section and the postmortem reveals the cause of his death to be uncertain.
Iris narrowly escaped her pretty, popular twin sister's fate as a teen: kidnapped, trafficked and long gone before the cops agreed to investigate. Now an adult, Iris wants one thing - proof. And if the police still won't help, she'll just have to find it her own way - by interning at the isolated Shoal Island Hospital for the criminally insane...
In 1990 Alec Salter's wife Charlotte disappeared. A few days later his neighbour Duncan Ackerley is found dead, and the police conclude Duncan and Charlotte were having an affair until Duncan murdered her and killed himself. Now, 30 years later, there is an effort to find what really happened. But soon a suspicious fire leads to a murder. And so London sends Detective Inspector Maud O'Connor to take over the investigation.
In southern Spain, in the Costa del Sol, a key mafia figure is found brutally murdered in his villa, his pregnant wife, Lola Moreno, barely escapes an attempt to kill her in a shopping mall and is on the run. A shipping container from St. Petersburg arrives in port in Spain containing the corpses of nine women, all who suffocated. Now Antonia Scott, with the help of her helper and protector, Jon Gutierrez, must track down this missing Lola.
When a prominent MSP goes missing, DSI William Lorimer wastes no time in investigating. Robert Truesdale was fronting the controversial campaign to legalize drugs in Scotland, and his enemies were numerous. With every passing day, the chances of finding him alive grow slimmer.Then the worst happens. A car bomb explodes in a nearby village, and the blackened body pulled from the wreckage appears to be Truesdale's.
A human skeleton found during the renovation of a cafe turn out to be the remains of Katherine Sands, who went missing in the 90s. Right before she disappeared, Katherine attended a spiritual wellness course led by none other than Ruth's dear friend Cathbad. The police start asking questions and discover that there are other missing women connected to the wellness group.
Deep beneath the ground outside of Geneva, where CERN's Large Hadron Collider smashes subatomic particles at breathtaking speeds, the body of Howard Anderby, a brilliant and recently arrived young physicist, is found. CERN brings in PI Sabine Leroux, who has her own ties to the lab's administration - and more than a passing interest in particle physics.
On a sunny seaside August morning, a woman on maternity leave spots a body wedged in rocks on a Scottish beach. Gavin Ayre's riding gear sparks the assumption that he had been thrown by a panicked horse - until an autopsy reveals this was no accident. DS Haddock uncovers a link between the victim and another man in Spain, with a surprisingly similar name. Faced with the twin puzzle Sauce turns to his mentor, Bob Skinner, moved on from the police service to head an international media group.
A cop needs to crack a deadly case -- he's a detective hunting cold-blooded killers, but does he know more than he admits? A mother has to save her daughter. And she's a lawyer who must defend a murderer - but how far will she go to protect her only child? A couple will commit the perfect crime. They have a plan - but can they trust each other with their lives?
1903: Holmes and Watson have tickets to the newly arrived Egyptian Circus. The performers display superhuman agility and stunts, but speak no Arabic, sequester themselves in the stables after each show and take orders from a mysterious ring master who is yet to be seen. And then one of the performers is murdered. Holmes's enquires lead him to Montebank Manor, the home of the beautiful and secretive socialite Dorian Gray.
Kyiv, 1919. World War I has ended in Western Europe, but to the East, six factions vie for control of Ukraine. Amidst the instability, young Samson Kolechko finds himself unwittingly recruited as an investigator for the city's new police force. His first case is a perplexing mystery involving two murders, a long bone made of pure silver, and a decidedly unusual suit tailored from fine English cloth.
A young child is snatched in broad daylight outside his nursery. Nobody in charge sees a thing, but the other children say a woman is the culprit. Detective Mina Dabiri calls on her close friend Vincent to untangle the puzzle that surrounds the kidnapped boy. As he finds a link between the boy and others who have gone missing, Mina's estranged daughter is meanwhile caught up in the secretive world of Epicura, a shadowy organisation that claims to be a centre for leadership development.
Forensic pathologist Lars Pohjanen has only a few weeks to live when he asks Rebecka Martinsson to investigate a murder that has long since passed the statute of limitations. A body found in a freezer at the home of the deceased alcoholic, Henry Pekkari, has been identified as a man who disappeared without a trace in 1962: the father of Swedish Olympic boxing champion Borje Strom.
When ex-MI5 operative Joe Mason gets a call from the Vatican, he knows it is bad news. Marduk, crazed leader of the Amori cult, has escaped from a fortress-like prison in Milan, and he's hell-bent on revenge. His target? None other than Joe Mason himself. Fuelled by an unrelenting hatred for Mason, Marduk launches a burning vendetta to not only destroy his nemesis but annihilate the very foundations of the church itself.
PI Olivia Knightley promises to take her 16-year-old daughter Amy travelling across the US. But no sooner do they arrive at a campground populated with other 'van lifers' and nomads, than they discover a violent murder scene that shakes the community. Enter special agent Jack Tyler, head of the Investigative Services Branch. He leads the bare-bones taskforce handling the most complex crimes committed on National Park land. Jack has been tracking this killer for months to no avail.
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.
When a teenage boy goes missing on a camping trip with his friends, the close-knit community of Anglesey is shaken. DI Laura Hart is brought in to lead the murder investigation and instantly feels the pressure, not least because her colleague's son was the last to see the missing boy alive. Laura's investigation leads her to uncover a religious cult called the Fair Men, who locals say have a dark history and still hold their ceremonies on the island where the boys were camping.
Former CIA undercover operative Ellen McGinley is battling PTSD when she stumbles upon a domestic terror plot. The deadly attack is due to take place in six days and will strike at the very heart of her homeland. But no sooner does she alerts the authorities, than she finds herself diagnosed as delusional and locked in a psychiatric ward. No one believes her story.
1923. In his last years, Sherlock Holmes has abandoned his strict method of logic for the practice of spiritualism, to the everlasting shame of his old friend Dr. Watson. For instance, Holmes blames the death of Lord Carnarvon on a curse from opening the tomb of Tutankhamun. Carnarvon's daughter asks Holmes, Watson, and a medium to go to Egypt and determine the truth behind her father's death.
Mid-winter, St. Andrews, Scotland: When a university lecturer fails to turn up for class, he is found dead at home, with evidence of having committed suicide. A female student reports to the police that she was having an affair with him and knows he would never commit suicide. Toxicology results turn up Class A drugs in his system, and DCI Andy Gilchrist and his associate, DS Jessie Janes, are called in to investigate.
When chef Paul Delamare agrees to help his old friend Christian by teaching at an exclusive residential cookery school in Belgravia, the only thing he expects his students to murder is his taste buds. But on the first night, the unthinkable happens: someone turns up dead. The school rests on a knife-edge. Could one of his students be the killer? Or could it be Rose - the owner of the school, a woman with secrets and a murky past? But the police are convinced Paul is the culprit.
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?
In 1963, in a Siberian prison, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov's university mentor steps in and sweeps him from the frozen camp to a mysterious unnamed city. Here Valery is Dr. Kolkhanov once more, and he's expected to serve out his prison term studying the effect of radiation on local animals. But as Valery begins his work, he is struck by the questions his research raises. Why is there so much radiation in this area? What, exactly, is being hidden from the thousands who live in the town? And if he keeps looking for answers, will he live to serve out his sentence?
It's been ten years since Daniel Kennicott's brother, Michael, was shot and killed the night before he was about to depart for Gubbio, Italy, a case that was never solved. Now Daniel is off to Gubbio himself. But then he learns that his two mentors, detectives Ari Greene and Nora Bering, have been more involved in the investigation of Michael's murder than he ever knew. And they're concerned about Daniel's safety. But why?
AD 60. It becomes terrifyingly clear that Britannia is slipping into chaos and panic, with ever more tribal warriors swelling Boudica's ranks. In Londinium there is devastating news. Centurion Macro is amongst those unaccounted for after the massacre at Camulodunum. Has Cato's comrade and friend made his last stand? Facing disaster, Cato prepares his next move.
When single mom Paige Lancaster goes to the annual Parents and Pinot fundraiser for Izzy's school, held at old school friends Ainsley and John's dazzling mansion in the toniest part of town, she's caught in a compromising position with John, accidentally destroys the guest bathroom, overhears an incriminating conversation, and discovers that her purse has gone missing. And later that night, Ainsley turns up dead at the bottom of her own driveway.
A Russian defector hands himself to MI6 in Denmark. As a team begins to assess his value, his former employers in the Kremlin develop a brutal plan to show that no defector will ever be safe. Which means there must be a mole in MI6. So it is that the cavaliers of Six find themselves being interrogated by nondescript Jonas Merrick of Five who plans not just to unmask a traitor, but to hit back at the Russians with deadly force.
Liverpool: a suburban crime family grips a whole city with fear. Galicia: an entire community waits on the windswept edge of Europe for the delivery of four tonnes of cocaine. London: Jonas Merrick, grey and quiet, alone in a small office, seems an unlikely character to be tasked with bringing down an international drug network. But while Jonas's colleagues regard him as scratchy, fastidious, old, he is also ruthless, cunning and brutally pragmatic. And he has a man on the inside - a would-be money-launderer on that wild Spanish coast. A man who has been undercover for so long, he has almost forgotten who he really is.
Felix Caerphilly - podcaster and sleuth - investigates a deadly 1977 Mayfair dinner party. Five guests have been summoned at fairly short notice by Lady Sybil Anderson. All are assembled when the power goes out. When the light come back, one of the guests is dead. Elizabeth Chalice - the only private investigator in the group - becomes detective, witness and suspect. Decades later . . . can Felix Caerphilly shine light on what really happened that night?
James Bond is missing - 007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts unknown. Meet the new generation of spies, the best and brightest of MI6, licensed to kill: Johanna Harwood, 003; Joseph Dryden, 004; Sid Bashir, 009. Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.
Preparing a midwinter's feast for all hundred residents of the little Yorkshire village of Scrafton Busk is exactly the kind of challenge Prudence Bulstrode adores. A chance to show off her braised-neck of Moorland mutton, Wensleydale tart - and, of course, her famous figgy pudding - is just the thing to shake off the winter blues. But on the night of the feast, local vagabond Terry Chandler is found dead - his body entombed in the pristine snowman standing pride of place on the village green.
A man who lived in Hofn discovers he may have a sister he had never known. Meanwhile a search and rescue team in Hofn searches for two couples from Reykjavik, whose phones last registered on the road leading up into the highlands. Soon they find the first dead body. And the phone connected to the gate to the Stokksnes Radar Station rings for the first time in five months. On the other end there is only interference and what sounds like a child's voice asking for her mother.
Summer, 1972. Sister Francesca Pepitone was found strangled in a parking lot on the outskirts of Boweridge. A week later, seventeen-year-old Minna Larson disappeared. No one has seen or heard from her since. The cases were never linked, and neither was solved. Now, over forty years later, Minna's niece Maggie learns that days before vanishing, Minna was telling people she knew who had murdered Sister Fran, and that she had the evidence to prove it.
A plague is coming to London. Dreaded more than the Devil himself, cholera - the 'blue death' - spares no one. As fear grows across the city, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain are called to the bedside of a dead man, murdered, and with his throat torn out, in the back room of a brothel. When an innocent man is taken to Newgate, Jem and Will have until execution day to save him. The search for the identity of the corpse, and the killer, takes them to the home of the secretive, and corrupt Mortmain family.
After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy's blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town, pretty, smart, and enviable. It's been years since that horrible night, but now the phenomenally huge hit true crime podcast has decided to investigate Savvy's murder. Lucy is forced to return to the place she vowed never to set foot in again to solve her friend's murder, even if she is the one that did it.
Rosie and Chad Lowan are barely making ends meet in New York City when they receive life-changing news. Chad's late uncle has left them his luxury apartment at the historic Windermere in glamorous Murray Hill. As the Lowans settle into their new home, Rosie starts to suspect that there's more to the Windermere than meets the eye. Why is the doorman ever-present? Why are there cameras everywhere? And why have so many gruesome crimes occurred there throughout the years?
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.