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Unwitting individuals are used by the CIA for mind-control research using drugs and hynosis. It is Senator Joe Maguire's task to oversee the operation, but he is plagued with doubts about what he is doing.
When an eminent Harvard professor of paleontology is found murdered in his lab, the prime suspect is PhD candidate Janet Stevens, who had filed sexual harassment charges against the professor. The Cambridge PD is determined to close the case and convict Janet when Elizabeth Elliot, lifelong Quaker and Clerk of the Meeting House in Cambridge, steps in to prove Janet's innocence.
The residents of a suburb of Paris are left shaken by a series of grisly murders. A little girl says she knows who the killer is, but she has confided only in one person: Elise Andrioli, a blind, mute quadriplegic. She's defenseless and helpless and very likely the next target.
Annie Wells is an officer with the Robbery and Violent Crimes Unit of the Halifax Regional Police who must deal with two seemingly motiveless and unrelated murders committed within 48 hours. As she investigates the crimes back into the town's dark secrets she gets caught up with a Scottish journalist.
Agatha, following a fortune-teller's advice on reclaiming the love of her life, rents a cottage in the village of Fryfam. When a prominent village resident is found murdered, Agatha's nose for trouble lands her into a hodgepodge of jealousy, blackmail - and a murderer who plans to keep Agatha in Fryfam.
As attorney Ben Kincaid prepares a class action suit against a corporation charged with dumping toxic chemicals into a community's drinking water, someone begins systematically murdering the corporation's staff members.
Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid's client is the prime suspect in the shocking mutilation-murder of a beloved cop.
A young vicar has heard a dying man's confession to a murder committed many years before and now has seen another man tried and sentenced for his crime. He brings his knowledge to Abby Penhaligon's legal clinic. Abby knows this could be the case to kick-start her career, but in her efforts to penetrate the layers of secrets she draws the attention of a gang of ruthless criminals.
TV reporter Tiel McCoy is on her way to a well-deserved vacation when she hears on the radio that Sabra Dendy, the pregnant teenage daughter of a well-known multi-millionaire, has been kidnapped. She abandons her holiday plans to pursue the story, but while stopped at a local convenience store she is suddenly taken hostage in a bungled hold-up by a desperate couple on the run from the woman's tyrannical father who has threatened to put the baby up for adoption.
A murdered woman is pulled from the water off Miami Beach and is positively identified to be Lily Jordan, missing for a decade. It was believed she had been murdered ten years ago, and in fact her husband is on death row, sentenced to die in a few short weeks for the crime. It's an irresistable story for Britt Montero.
Editor and sleuth Claire Rawlings and her 12-year-old sidekick Meredith visit a cozy New England inn where murder is an unwanted guest.
The wreckage of a Cessna in the San Bernardino mountains is found to contain a police officer, missing for a decade. Irene Kelly's husband, homicide detective Frank Harriman, investigates. The missing man was suspected of having been corrupted by a drug lord and involved in murder. But now Frank suspects that someone else, someone still in place, was the guilty party.
When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, Adam Cauliff, died when his boat exploded, she's wracked with guilt. The last time she saw him, they quarreled bitterly over his plans to run for Congress. As the investigation proceeds, Nell discovers that Adam's death was no accident. She turns to a spiritual medium - and begins to uncover dark secrets about her husband.
Two murders - closely linked despite the 110 years that separate them - haunt a young lawyer who is both devious and seductive.
Sex and suspense are fused in this anthology of sensual mysteries. Block, Gores, Kaminsky, and Westlake are among those represented.
When Holly Winter awakens, battered and bruised, clinging to a boulder on the side of a cliff in a national partk, she doesn't even remember the names of her beloved malamutes. But as she slowly pieces together past events, she realizes that someone else met their death in a fall eerily similar to hers.
In 1937 a fragile, green-eyed young woman arrives in Port Alma, Maine, with little more than the clothes on her back. Before a year goes by, she will flee on the same bus she rode in on. But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers, leaving one dead and the other perched on the edge of madness.
CID Detective Sergeant Kate Powers must deal with a spate of warehouse fires culminating in the death of a homeless person. Then she's present when the naked body of a middle-aged woman is discovered at the tennis club. Initially it is thought death was from natural causes - but even though it isn't her case, Kate believes otherwise.
Goldy whips up an authentic Elizabethan banquet and discovers that British cooking isn't really bland - it's lethal. Will Goldy become mincemeat for a treacherous killer?
Goldy gets her own TV show: Cooking at the Top! Broadcasting from one of Colorado's poshest ski resorts may sound like a recipe for luxury, but when a telethon held for the widow of a tracker killed mysteriously ends in disaster, Goldy finds herself searching the icy slopes for a desperate murderer.
Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing, keeping him another. Now he finds himself hunting a ruthless killer in the heart of a Southern swampland while going head-to-head in a rivalry with his protege Amelia Sachs. Recommended.
Midnight Louie has followed the lethal and lovely Siamese Hyacinth into the world's largest science fiction convention, Giganticon. When a prominent player is murdered, the suspects in the case are an unusual cast of thousands.
A private jet slams into rugged California country during a snowstorm, leaving a litter of twisted fuselage, mangled corpses and enough infectious toxins to wipe out most of humanity. Two people who find the wreckage - an expert mountaineer and a female FBI agent - are now the targets of a dangerous enemy determined to keep its conspiracy concealed.
Susanna, Lady Appleton, a dedicated herbalist in Elizabethan England, returns in her third mystery to track an elusive St. Mark's Day serial killer along a path that leads perilously close to home.
Forty-something food writer Carolyn Blue gets a taste of New Orleans cookery and crime. When her friend goes missing, Carolyn turns sleuth to search for answers - a trail that leads right into an alligator swamp.
In Hollywood an old Chinese game, mah-jongg, is an obsession, and caterer Madeline Bean and her partner Wesley Wescott plan a gonzo Chinese New Year banquet. But no one expects to find one of the players dead. Meanwhile, precious objects, including an ancient mah-jongg set, are discovered in the historic mansion Wesley is restoring.
Author Jessica Fletcher travels to the Napa Valley for research, inviting her friend, Scotland Yard detective George Sutherland, to join her. What they find there is an old Hollywood friend of Jesscia's, dead from an apparent suicide - and a vintage crop of enemies.
Benni returns to the small Arkansas town where she spent her childhood summers, hoping to reconnect with friends and family. But Sugartree isn't the peaceful place she remembers. It's torn apart by racial tension - and murder...
Quilter Benni Harper's 7th mystery begins when she becomes entangled in a feuding family's tragic past and must investigate a brutal crime that hits perilously close to home.
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend, glassblower Gerard Logan, in a perilous search for a stolen videotape.
Jockey Tony Byrnes has always run an honest race, but weight problems, woman trouble and slow horses have him headed for the rocks. Star rider Freddy Montague, on the other hand, has never been fussy about sticking to the rules. But when Freddy's train comes off the rails, the gravy turns to blood...
Street-smart Johnny Ocean has earned himself a reputation for taking cases other lawyers won't touch. When he takes on a case that appears to be nothing but a cat fight between a pair of powerful sisters-in-law over a $170 million inheritance, Johnny gets mixed up with the Chinese underground mob.
The new Blackwater Bay mystery. A long-serving postman is found murdered on his round. The sheriff knows that murder investigations are never solved so simply, especially when it's election time. Under pressure from his supporters to get going on his own campaign, the sheriff ignores them to concentrate on the case and in doing so finds himself under suspicion for another killing.
In 1889 Cora Oakley died by inhaling a poisonous gas in her sleep and her husband William was tried for the murder. Over a century later the only surviving family members are two elderly sisters living in the ancestral home. They plan to sell the mansion, but then a young Polish man appears, claiming to be William Oakley's great-grandson. When he is found dead, Superintendent Markby must investigate.
Kelly Ryan has her hands full when a hurricane hits her tropical island home, leaving damaged houses, broken windows - and a dead body.
When Willard Platt fakes his own murder to raise money for the high school drama club, he becomes victim to a repeat performance later in the day - one that becomes the real thing. Investigator and ex-nun Christine Bennett is haunted by the sad state of Willard's survivors, and finds behind this suburban family's respectable facade, violent passions are seething.
Retired journalist Henry O, in Bermuda for a family gathering, is suspicious of the stories of a resort haunted by the ghost ofthe resort manager's husband, who had fallen from a tower to his death. When she sets out to unmask the ghost, she quickly finds that more is at stake. And then comes a second fatal fall.
Posadas County Sheriff Martin Holman didn't like flying, especially at night with bad weather. So why he took a plane ride over a nearby mesa in those conditions is a question as disturbing as why someone shot the pilot dead from the ground, causing the plane to crash. Undersheriff Bill Gastner is just months away from retirement, but now he has a murder on his hands.
Alex Shannon is the new manager of Majestic Airlines operations at Boston's Logan International Airport after the mysterious suicide of her predecessor. She finds the airport in a state of chaos, with divided loyalties tearing it apart. And there are dark secrets, especially surrounding a fatal plane crash, that could bring Majestic Airlines down and destroy the careers of all involved.
A selection of his Miami Herald columns on the outrageous carnival of southern Florida.
D. C. lawyer Frank O'Connell believes his biggest challenge in defending Ashley Bronson against a charge of murdering a former cabinet official will be the prosecution's overwhelming evidence. Then he hits on an inspired strategy and unwittingly becomes a dangerous threat to people in high places.
Naomi Anstruther's undercover operation among the drug gangs has gone terribly awry, ending in a bloody shootout. Now a young woman named Esme wants to avenge the deaths, bringing danger to herself, Naomi, and Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur.
The son of a powerful businessman is found dead on the East Anglian beach at the foot of the cliffs on which a theological college sits. Dalgliesh agrees to investigate, but on his arrival the college is shocked by a horrific, sacrilegious murder.
Paris, January 1943: St-Cyr and Kohler are back in Paris after the strange and dangerous case in Avignon recorded in MADRIGAL. The telegram from General von Schaumburg, Kommandant von Gross-Paris, had exhibited the usual Prussian gift for brevity: RESTAURANT GARE DE LYON. TELL NO ONE.
Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner's Thursday night football game is marred by the death of a former player. His investigation of the death of Former Head of Special Branch Alec Smith turns up plenty of enemies made during a long career, but still the trail keeps leading back to the football game.
A well-known professor of parapsychology is found impaled to a wall by a massive sculpture. The suspect? Jesse, an eight-year-old boy who may have used telekinesis to commit the brutal crime.
Ken Parker is the Answer Man, a lie detector operator trained in the science of truth and the art of dishonesty. But when his business stops making enough money, he takes a lawyer's shady deal: teach her client how to beat a polygraph test in exchange for $50,000. Now Ken is about to discover that telling lies can be a deadly habit.
After three of her colleagues die "accidentally", Dr. Celeste Braun can't shake the feeling that the deaths are linked, possibly even connected to her - and she's determined to discover the truth.
Rather than execute serial killer Willy Skass, as intended, the Nazis decide to set him free. They want the U. S. President dead and Willy looks as if he would make the perfect assassin.
Apothecary John Rawlings is sent to investigate when a liveryman dies after an extraordinary outbreak of food poisoning at the Worshipful Society dinner. John discovers that a fellow apothecary had visited the dying man's house on the morning of his death, that the Beadle had fallen out with the Master, and that a bereaved parent whose son died after a misdiagnosis has vowed vengeance on the entire Society.
Miranda remains haunted by Alex Manoussi, the engimatic Greek who rescued her from the cruel sea that claimed her husband Tom. Alex turns up again at her boss's party just before Miranda witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding for her own protection. She is working at a luxury hotel on a Greek island when Alex turns up yet again.
Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea of Israel's National Police, accompanied by Palestinian detective Ben Kamal, investigate when a group of American archaeologists is murdered in the Judean desert. Recommended.
When asked to find Carlos Espada, the missing son of a famous cigar manufacturer, private eye Willie Cuesta figures Carlos skipped town with his girlfriend for some R&R. Instead he uncovers a bitter rivalry between two tobacco companies and a counterfeit cigar ring that Carlos may have been involved with.
Tom Farrell is a working-class Irish-American from the Bronx who masterminds the heist of a ritzy midtown Manhattan hotel. His well-executed scheme unravels when one of his gang claims more than his share of the loot and suffers a brutal fate. On the run from the law, Farrell will survive the way he always has in his hard-luck life: by the skin of his teeth.
New York City telephone man Sean Macklin inadvertently taps into a secret conversation between an investment banker and a dot-com entrepreneur and ends up with tidy profit through day trading. His pursuit of insider information turns deadly, however, when he taps into the line of a ruthless CEO and overhears way more than he had bargained for.
Former intelligence officer Harry Strand is still mourning the death of his wife in an automobile accident when Mara Song, a beautiful Asian art collector with an irrestistible business deal drops into his life. His infatuation is abruptly ended when he discovers a shocking videotape of his wife's death in Mara's VCR.
Miles, a depressed computer programmer and obsessive cyclist, made tons of money in Silicon Valley but it meant nothing to him since he can no longer feel any kind of emotion. Anna, a German car designer and high speed driving fanatic, is going to kill herself in a car crash if she can't find a reason to stop sleeping. The two have less than nothing in common until their brush with a radical trauma therapist and some very serious criminals.
Nine months after Claire's husband was killed by a hit-and-run driver, his case remains unsolved. Claire Watkins and her 10-year-old daughter Meg moved to a small Wisconsin town, where Claire works for the local sheriff. But the murder of Claire's neighbour, and the discovery that Meg saw who killed her father shatter Claire's fragile peace.
Ex-New York homicide cop Nicholas Chase runs The Happy Smoking Ground, a cigar store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A controversial author/publisher who came to sign books in Nick's store dies in his hotel, the apparent victim of a smoking-in-bed mishap. Nick can't help suspecting that the "accident" is a smoke screen for murder.
A severed head, a badly bungled drugs deal, a dead hangman's grandson and the menace of juvenile crime are just some of the elements that freelance reporter Jack Latimer will encounter in reporting the story brought to him by the Chairman of the Chelmsford Allotment Society.
Fourth in the series: DI McCadden, currently stationed at Waterford, is in the running to lead the new Irish National Murder Squad. Then an undercover cop named Rookie Wallace turns up in a bad state and with a bizarre story.
In their fifth case, Detectives Brok and Krola of Scotland Yard's Serious Crime squad are in the consumer world of Silvermeadow, a giant new shopping mall on the edge of London. A serial killer is stalking young women in the mall. Recommended.
Chelsea, 1764: the young Mozart is an uncomprehending but vital witness to the murder of an elderly, wealthy and ill-tempered music-lover. Robert Fairfax must garner a clue from the child in order to solve the murder.
Literary agent Jane Stuart is eager to get back to a normal life. As she makes plans for her son's birthday party at a local inn, the body of an unknown woman is found hanging in the nearby woods. Editor Holly Griffin assigns Jane to represents a hot pop star as a distraction from the murder - until Holly, too, winds up dead. Jane is determined to solve both murders with Winky's (the cat's) help.
Trading post owner Texana Jones is once again immersed in a mystery, as she is drawn into the case of a murdered Mexican photographer and its connection to the shooting death of a "myth maker", a confidence trickster who had been wooing one of the sisters of the powerful Seven Sisters Ranch.
Anthology of 20 stories on the theme of breakups, family feuds, broken partnerships and lovers' quarrels. Oates, Deaver, Laurie King, and Jan Burke are featured.
Frank, a PI, investigates when his cousin Dave dies from a drug overdose. He is certain that Dave never took drugs and was in fact murdered. Yet he learns that the police had had Dave under surveillance.
Two murders, one of the wife of a local MP and the other of a drug addict, are the focus of the Cambridge constabulary and Dr. Sam Ryan.
When an infant is snatched from her wealthy California home, DA Kathryn Mackay and her former lover, Detective David Ganz are called to investigate. With few leads, Kathryn takes the case to the national media. But then babies start disappearing from birthing centres and bedrooms across the country.
When Alexander Godwin is discovered murdered after Bracebridge's annual winter celebration, Charlotte Willett and Richard Longfellow wonder if his death is connected to his activities on Boar Island, where he'd been the only villager to call upon the island's two residents. Charlotte and Richard unravel a tangled web of secrets haunting the town for years.
Bureau of Indian Affairs officer Emmett Parker and FBI special agent Anna Turnipseed must piece together the murder of a police officer and his wife - and touch the mind of a predator who has created his own reality in the eerie shadowland between native myth and modern murder.
Chartres, 1145. Knight Galeran de Lesnevan believes the man responsible for the destruction of the town by fire a decade earlier is still at large in the area. He lives among the artisans and master craftsmen engaged in the cathedral's reconstruction as he attempts to solve the mystery.
A secret Russian particle beam weapon has long been suspected of causing the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. After the Soviet Union dissolved, the weapon was sold on the black market to the ruling council of Barkley, California, who immediately direct it at American skies, making no planes, satellites, or space shuttles safe until their price is paid.
A warrant, under the same treaty as that used by Spain against Pinochet, has been issued for the arrest of beloved ex-US President John Harris. The pilot of the Boeing 737 carrying Harris finds himself on a long and apparently endless search for safe haven, for a place to land.
A devastating earthquake hits the mainland, stranding six women at a secluded writers' colony on a tiny island off the coast of Seattle. But soon after two strangers arrive on the island, one of the women is found dead from an apparent accident. Sarah Lansing fears they are in the company of a murderer - and with everyone hiding a secret, everyone is a suspect.
Dress rehearsal for the PTA fundraiser becomes chaos as one of the seven identical clowns on stage pulls out a gun and shoots director Corrinne Buldock. Molly Masters, also dressed as a clown, is stunned to witness the killing. Molly learns that Corrinne had just confessed to sexual involvement with a student. Soon, Molly knows more school secrets - more than enough to send a desperate killer into action.
Joe Trona, rescued as a child from an orphanage by charismatic Orange County politician Will Trona, works as Will's right-hand man until Will is murdered. Now Joe sifts through secrets looking for the killer. Two leads keep surfacing: a little girl who was kidnapped by her mentally disturbed brother, and two rival gangs who seemed to have joined forces.
Edgar nominee. Merci Rayborn, the Orange County homicide investigator introduced in THE BLUE HOUR, must expose and arrest her lover and fellow officer Mike McNally for the murder of a young prostitute.
Edgar Best First Novel winner. A headless corpse is found on a remote Tibetan mountainside. Veteran inspector Shahn Tao Yun, a prisoner deported to Tibet for offending the Party in Beijing, is granted a temporary release and handed the case. When Shahn discovers that the victim persecuted Tibetan priests, his search takes him from an American mining project in Tibet to the Buddhist resistance movement. Recommended.
Four women, who call themselves the Women's Murder Club, develop lifelong bonds as they work together to pursue a killer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city.
After brothers Frank Farrow and Roman Otis rob a pizza parlour, only one gets out alive - but they leave a trail of blood and boies in a shoot-out with police. Years later, Frank joins a grief-counseling group, vowing to take vengeance on his brother's killer. Dmitri Karras, father of one of the robbery victims, knows he must stop Farrow, but first must overcome his own fears.
World War I has started, and the pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson's son Ramses is not gaining him many friends in Cairo's British expatriate community. Meanwhile the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And Amelia's suspects that Sethos, the Master Criminal, is about to reappear.
Palm Spring interior designer Judy Sussman is shocked by the murder of a business associate - the latest in a string of ups and downs that include the suicide of one boyfriend and the disappearance of another. But Judy is the link in the tragedies, through a man whose obsession for her will never end until she sees the spirit she has awakened in him - the one that drives him to kill.
San Antonio PI Tres Navarre, an English PhD, takes over as teacher when a college prof is murdered. But in a novel where everyone is guilty of something, Tres quickly finds himself about to cash in a one-way ticket to a Texas morgue. Recommended.
Scotland, 1297: Margaret Kerr's husband Roger, a merchant, has been missing since winter. She worries that he might have been caught up in the rebellion against the English. When Roger's cousin goes looking for him in Edinburgh, he comes home dead, bearing wounds definitely not self inflicted. Now Margaret herself must follow her husband's trail.
When she learns money is missing from her bank account, bounty hunter Dixie Flannigan heads to the bank just in time to find her friend and neighbour, Aunt Edna, pointing a .38 at the teller. After Edna dies in a high-speed shoot out, the stolen loot disappears, and Dixie is on the trail of the master manipulator responsible for it all.
A botched case sends Sano Ichiro - the Shogun's Most Honourable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People - to the Imperial City to find a killer, and he calls upon the talents of his wife, Rieko, to infiltrate the emperor's inner circle.
The body of a Russian embassy official is found floating in Havana Bay, and Arkady Renko is sent to identify it. Renko, however, refuses to positively identify the body. Then, that night, someone tries to kill him. And now Renko can't go home - he's stuck in Cuba. Hammett Prize winner. Recommended.
Inspector Jack Oxby is called when a smoking briefcase is found in London's National Gallery near a disintegrating self-portrait by Cezanne. When a Cezanne in an eccentric businessman's private collection meets the same fate - destruction by acid - and a curator meets an untimely end, Oxby is stumped until the worst thing he could imagine becomes a real possibility.
School psychologist Skye Denison's beloved grandmother is found dead in her bed. An autopsy proves that she was murdered, and Skye is determined to find out who did the deadly deed.
Former singer "Mustang Sally" Alder, now a respected history professor at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, is poking through the papers of the late Meg Dunwoodle - the town's most famous citizen - where many people believe a treasure map is hidden. As Sally digs deeper into Meg's strange, romantic past, the forces of good and evil are aligning in mysterious ways.
Sukie Melville is lured into the woods behind an exlusive girls' school and murdered. Superintendent Michael McKenna investigates, lifting the aura of beauty, wealth and privilege to find shattered dreams and bitter memories.
When Lydmouth's most prominent citizens become very anxious to establish that the drowning of a waitress in the river was accidental, Jill Francis's suspicions are aroused. In the meantime she attempts to penetrate the more personal secrets of Inspector Richard Thornhill.
Book one of the Roth trilogy. Little Lucy Appleyard is snatched from her child minder's into a nightmare. All that stands now between Lucy and the final sacrifice are a CID sergeant on the verge of disgrace and a woman cleric - Lucy's parents.
Book two of the Roth trilogy. 1970: widowed parish priest David Byfield brings home a new wife to Roth and the consequences reverberate through a village now submerged in a sprawling London suburb. Soon the murders and blasphemies begin.
6th in the Claudia Seferius series set in ancient Rome. The beautiful young widow agrees to deliver a pouch sealed with a black salamander. An avalanche in the Alps, however, kills five of their party and strands them. One of those deaths, they learn, is not an accident.
When Newcastle-based journalist Stephen Larken is called down to London to help find a missing girl, he is unprepared for the violence of life in the capital's underbelly. Caught up in the world of transsexual prostitutes, gun-toting Yardies and psychotic hitmen, Larkin must learn to fight dirty if he is to survive the experience.
Leigh Ann Warren is ready for a new life. Then her phone rings and a threatening voice sends her world into chaos. The lives of two innocent women are at stake, including the woman who raised her. Suddenly, Leigh Ann's tangled roots are dragging her back to the small African American community where her past's most lethal secrets are hidden.
Dortmunder gets involved in a scam involving the switch of two 70-year-dead Indians. Central to the plan is ex-Vegas showgirl Little Feather Redcorn, great-granddaughter of the newly switched stiff. She will pose as the last remaining member of a tribe that is one-third owners of the largest casino in the east. When the remains are dug up, it will match her DNA. Recommended.
Failing author Wayne Prentice is contemplating leaving the writing life when he receives an offer from Bryce Proctor. Proctor has a multi-million-dollar contract for his next book, a trophy wife raking him over the coals of a protracted divorce, and an impending deadline with no new novel. If Wayne will give Bryce his unsold manuscript to publish under his own name, the two will split the advance 50-50. And, oh yes, Mrs. Proctor must die.
Stone Barrington is stunned to see, in Palm Beach, someone he thought was dead - the beautiful Alison Manning of DEAD IN THE WATER. She wants Stone to square a charge of insurance fraud that has been hanging over her. But first he must find the man who is stalking her.
A young girl is taken from her aunt's care while her father is in Hawaii trying to recover from his wife's sudden death. A middle-aged woman, spurred on by an unscrupulous accomplice, tries to assuage her feelings of loneliness and despair with a dramatic act of revenge. Edwina "Eddie" Henderson, battling to assert her authority over the Sechelt's RCMP detachment following the retirement of Karl Alberg, urgently tries to put together the pieces of a mysterious psychological puzzle.
Edwina Henderson, now in charge of the RCMP detachment in Gibsons, B. C. must deal with a stalker obsessed with a woman who lives alone.
It was more than a white lie - it was deception on a grand scale - but the motive was admirable - to save the bright future of a deserving young man. And the victim, too, was deserving - an arrogant billionaire who hardly noticed his loss. All the plotters needed was a plausible story, desperate and frightening, but false. Nothing bad was supposed to be happen. They were only crying wolf. Who knew the wolf would be real?
A young serving-girl from a nearby estate has been savagely murdered. Jane Austen must learn whether it was the work of a madman or an execution for a traitor to the secret rites of Freemasonry.
Everybody seems interested in beautician-turned-country singer Maggie Reid since her skirt-chasing former husband vanished with his millions. But Maggie knows Vernell isn't a killer, so it's up to her to find her missing ex and prove him innocent.
Fine crime and cuisine from Diane Mott Davidson, Tamar Myers, and others ... plus recipes.
LAPD homicide detective Fey Croaker is promoted to the elite Robbery-Homicide division and her team's first case pits members against a list of high-profile suspects and an underground abused-child protection ring. It also brings to light the legacy of Fey's own abusive father, who may have knowingly put an innocent black activist on death row. That man now claims to hold the key to their investigation.
When the body of a missing teenager is found in the Peak District, the local police are frustrated by an apparent lack of interest in finding the murderer. Young DC Ben Cooper has known the villagers all his life, but his instinctive feelings about the case are called into question by the arrival of Diane Fry, a ruthlessly ambitious DC from another division.
Newly-minted PhD Sarah Deane is off to teach English at a New England girls' boarding school. On arrival she learns that someone really dislikes the iron-fisted French teacher. And when another teacher is found murdered, it appears that the motive goes beyond revenge for a failing grade.
When helping out an old friend, Dave Robichaux is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is Mae Guillory's boy, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. The pimp goes on to insinuate the cops who dumped her body in the bayou were on the take and continue to thrive in the New Orleans area. Recommended.
On Halloween night, Annie O'Hara's elderly tenant, May Upton, is found murdered. May had no enemies as far as Annie knows, but Annie's brother Tom, who was May's business partner, stands to gain a hefty sum in insurance money with May's death. To clear her brother, Annie and her hot-tempered canine, Claudius, must fetch the real killer.
When journalist India Kane travels from Sydney to the outback town of Cooinda for a reunion with her friend Lauren, she has no idea of the town's violent history and that locals renamed it Blood Junction. Then India is arrested for murder.
Jocko, creator of a popular TV crime series, has two traumatic experiences. While looking for a tofu burger in Los Angeles he is shot in the head. And he falls in love with the Hurricane Lady, a former model who calls herself Inertia and serves a crime lord from Cologne. To pry her away from her life of mayhem and promiscuity he has to enter the realm of his own fantasy - and somehow find a way out again.
Introducing a new mystery series featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston's beloved Indigo Tea Shop. Includes tea-making tips, recipes and historical facts.
The bone-marrow transplant donor for 13-year-old Jeremy has disappeared. Myron is told that he is the father of Jeremy, the son of his college sweetheart. Myron plunges into the search for the missing donor and encounters a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, an ambitious reporter and the FBI. And, as doubts mount about Jeremy's true paternity, a child vanishes.
Many believe a war with Japan is imminent, but author Edgar Rice Burroughs is too busy basking in the Hawaiian sun to pay the rumours much mind. That is, until he finds a young Japanese-American woman murdered on the beach.
While on vacation in Tennessee, forensic archaeologist Lindsay Chamberlain studies the bones of a centuries-old corpse hiding a secret. Then Lindsay is asked to look into the suspicious deaths of two cavers whose fatal foray into Hell's Slide spells murder for one family member.
The new mystery featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, set in mystical Glastonbury.
Legendary adventurer Dirk Pitt knows that three recent events are connected: the discovery of an aged wreck by an Antarctic whaler, an explosion that buries a team of anthropologists, and a ship thought destroyed years before that nearly sinks a National Underwater and Marine Agency ship.
A hacker infiltrates the computers of his Silicon Valley targets, luring them to their deaths. In desperation the State frees a hacker and puts him to work with an old school homicide detective to find the killer.
Aurelio Zen has received the long-dreaded posting to Sicily. He has been ordered to collect information on the State Police's anti-mafia operations for the Interior Ministry in Rome. He does not overly concern himself with the complex network of relationships between the political and criminal powers in Sicily until a number of personal tragedies and disasters drive him into asking dangerous questions.
One by one, three young girls vanish in a small town in upstate New York. With the first disappearance, the townspeople begin to mistrust outsiders. When the second girl goes missing, neighbours and childhood friends start to eye one another warily. And with the third disappearance, the sleepy little village awakens to a full-blown nightmare.
Sir Hugh Corbett arrives at the Lincolnshire abbey of St. Martin's-in-the-Marsh after the death of the King's friend, Abbot Stephen. Is it connected to the tales of the ghost retinue of a baron, complete with spectral hunting horns and corpse candles?
Hatusu, Pharaoh Tuthmosis II's remarkable widow, has forced Egypt to accept her rule. In the Temple of Anubis, she is negotiating a treaty to seal her greatest victory. But two murders threaten the tentative truce. She must depend on respected judge Amerotke to investigate.
The line between artistic vision and insanity is crossed when mutilated bodies are discovered arranged into grotesque shapes and forms. To stop the killer, Detective Amiel "Touch" Benson must work with the one person the killer trusts - radio psychologist Teri Field, whose show the killer calls to let Benson know where the next body is located.
Tough Liverpool DJ/PI Johnny Ace's 4th case. His radio show has just been axed. Then he buys an old tape recorder at an auction and is amazed to find with it an early, unknown tape of John Lennon. Then the previous owner of the tape turns up murdered.
Harlan Crownover, scion of a great family of carriage makers, battles with his father to invest in a company run by Henry Ford, who has failed twice before in the automobile business. Desperate for funds, Harlan turns to Big Jim Dolan, the Midwest's most powerful political boss, and Sal Borneo, a visionary mafioso struggling to bring the commerce of vice into the new century. Allies at first, they will soon be mortal enemies.
Feisty PI-on-the-skids Grace Smith thinks her troubles are over when wealthy Barbra Delaney announces "I'm filthy rich and I've decided to make a will leaving the lot to a complete stranger. I've chosen you..." But, in fact, her troubles have only just begun.
Society matron Mary Bedford Ashton hires Jennifer Marsh to live in her historic mansion for a week and record everything that happens, believing that this will prove her impending death to be murder. During her stay Jennifer encounters a sinister housekeeper, threatening notes, a bloodstained bed - and her own bedroom door which locks only from the outside.
In the year 2004, the US is one step away from electing its first African-American President - unless a plot to assassinate him succeeds. The triggerman is J. D. Cade, a Vietnam vet with one weakness - his only son, who will be framed for murder if Cade doesn't do his job.
From the author of KILLING ME SOFTLY. A chilling tale of three women linked by a sociopath who wants to know them intimately, and to love them ... to death.
A biker nun, a suspect suicide, a host of Hells' Angels: life is no easy ride for Cash Ryan.
Lucy Spoon and Jodie McDeal: two women on the run from their psychotic other halves.
Eels from the river Shannon have become big business in Ireland. One evening a pair of eel police - officers charged with policing the industry, is found murdered in an inn located on the Shannon. Dublin's Peter McGarr is called in to investitgate the crime.
After saving a planeload of passengers from hijackers, a young American woman named Amanda Pym disappears in Damascus. Masquerading as Amanda's worried aunt, CIA agent Mrs. Pollifax slips through Damascus's crooked streets and colourful, crowded souks, shadowed at every step by secret, deadly enemies.
Introducing Texas fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor. She arrives for the final day's shooting for the summer catalogue to find a dead, nude model and a wild-eyed knife-wielding Cuban artist hired for the shoot.
Seattle lawyer Gus Wheatley thinks nothing can interfere with his rise to the top. When his wife, Beth, disappears, it coincides with a series of brutal murders the FBI dubs the "bookend killings". They think Beth is the killer's latest victim - or his willing accomplice. The more Gus searches for Beth, the more he discovers that she's not the woman he thought he knew.
When Kate Marburn unexpectedly inherits a fortune upon her wealthy employer's mysterious death, the police suspect she may have had something to do with it. Seeking refuge from the questioning, she accepts a job as a gardener at an historic Shaker village. But something dark and treacherous is going on beneath the village's idyllic surface, forcing Kate to place her trust in neighbour Jake Kilcourse. But is he really keeping her from harm's way, or pursuing his own deadly agenda?
When her husband's niece turns up unannounced on their doorstep with a baby and a secret, Aurora Teagarden's curiosity leaps into overdrive - especially when the body of the girl's husband is found in Aurora's backyard, murdered with an ax. The niece flees, and Aurora is left holding the baby and a mystery.
After the bodies of two brothers are found in a shed, killed by bullets from a Russian automatic, Nation Country, Iowa Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman knows that their lead suspect is the wrong guy. He also knows that this is something bigger than a burglary gone bad - especially when the FBI shows up.
Sam Jones wakes up handcuffed in a cellar with a raging headache. Slowly it comes back to her - she has been kidnapped. But why? She manages to escape, and on her way to discovering the truth she manages to wreak her vengeance on the villains.
An explosive secret about the reality of crime and justice forms the heart of this crime novel based on a true story. Finished just before his death in 1999. Every cop knows that Arthur McKeach and Nick Cistaro are the most prolific and ruthless practioners of extortion, fraud, theft, bribery, assault and murder in the Northeast. What they don't know is how to stop them. What is the secret of their 35-year-long success?
When NYPD Detective Bill Donovan spends a night in a crow observatory with an ornithologist friend, he wakes up to a crime that will take him from the grassy knolls of Central Park to the darkest recesses of the human heart. Investigating the death of Harvey Cozzens, a closet voyeur, forces him into a world where rage, jealousy and secrets are motives for murder.
New historical mysteries from Lindsey Davis, Paul Doherty, Peter Lovesey, H. R. F. Keating, Manda Scott, Lauren Henderson, and many more.
ATF agent Sarah Patrick and her canine partner Monty - featured in THE KILLING GAME - have a gift for finding people no one else can. Now they're about to take on the perilous assignment of finding a kidnapped scientist, the only survivor of a massacre at the top-secret venture backed by billionaire John Logan.
Jim Rockford's life is in its usual state of disarray when a beautiful young girl shows up at his door, claiming to be the daughter of an old flame - and him. She's scared and on the run. She tells Jim that she thinks her stepfather has killed her mother.
During World War II Frederick Troy was but a Murder Squad Sergeant, engaged in the hunt for an Abwehr officer and British spy in a blitzed London, as Hitler plotted his invasion of Russia and America teetered on the verge of war.
Brighton, England, September, 1882. As people promenade by the sea and mingle in the fashionable haunts of high society, Albert Moscrop looks on. He is soon captivated by the beauty of a married woman and sets out to befriend her family, a course of action that will throw him into the centre of a murder investigation. It is Sergeant Cribb who is called upon to conduct the case.
Swedish reporter Annika Bengtzon has a source saying that the bomb blast that destroyed Stockholm's new Olympic stadium just months before the summer games wasn't an act of terrorism, but rather something much more personal.
As Hurricane Fran hits the North Carolina coast, Judge Deborah Knott seeks clues to a motel murder and a determined killer finds a perfect time to strike again.
Young North Carolina district judge Deborah Knott becomes in involved when a legal and artistic battle between two potters ends in murder.
Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy investigates when the bodies of Aaron Summers and his son Jack are discovered in their farmhouse, their abandoned shotgun propped by the door. Her investigation intensifies when she learns that Aaron had a daughter, Ruthie, whose whereabouts are unknown.
Alamogordo, New Mexico's Sheriff Kevin Kerney must deal with two apparently separate cases: a grisly multiple murder and the shooting of a crooked cop. A person from the Sheriff's past arrives in New Mexico to help fit the jagged pieces together. Recommended.
Artist Chase Malone is asked by wealthy and dangerously twisted arms merchant David Bellasar to paint a portrait of Bellasar's wife. He refuses - until he finds his home bulldozed and his gallery sold.
When actor Avery Cooper comes to attorney Sean Olsen after he's accused of murdering an obsessed fan, Sean is unaware Avery is the target of an ultra-conservative hate group that stalks celebrities, finds out their hidden secrets, and then kills them to expose those secrets.
The new Amelia Peabody adventure. Sethos, apparently back to stealing antiquities, has an opponent in Luxor who is nearly as nefarious.
Forensic psychiatrist Lucas Frank comes home to Boston and straight into the path of cold-blooded killer Felix Zrbny, who was just a teen when his murderous spree left three women dead. After 15 years locked away, he is determined to finish what he started all those years ago - and the ratings-hungry press makes Felix its own macabre darling by tracking his every move.
True-crime author Marie Lightfoot is sure that covering the murder trial of Florida serial killer Raymond Raintree will guarantee her next bestseller. But when she meets Raintree and starts to follow a twisted path that leads to the young victim's parents - and ultimately to the dark recesses of her own soul - she becomes a sitting duck for a killer who just might be smart enough to outwit her.
The final chapter in Puzo's Mafia trilogy, about power and morality in America. Astorre Viola is the adopted Sicilian "nephew" of the last great American Don. While Don Raymonde April's own children went on to respectable careers, Astorre was carefully trained. And when the Don is murdered, Astorre Viola will claim his destiny.
Two atypical British agents undertake to put an end to the career of the female assassin/terrorist known as the Witch.
The new Inspector Rebus. An Edinburgh student, daughter of a wealthy banker, is missing. Rebus finds a carven wooden doll in a small coffin and an internet role-playing game in the student's home and puts DC Siobhan Clarke onto the virtual trail that leads through cyberspace.
A security leak at a toy factory leads PI Milan Jacovich into a corporate sewer that tests his ethics as never before. But a second case, involving an infant stolen from a poverty-stricken Odawa tribe family in Michigan's Upper Peninsula tears at his Slovenian heart.
Detective Zhong Fong, former head of special investigations in Shanghai, has been exiled to Northern China for the past two years. But now he is whisked away in the middle of the night to investigate the murder of 17 men, foreign scientists and diplomats, aboard a ship on Lake Ching.
Art history professor, writer and cheerful pervert James Qatar takes secret photographs of women and turns them into highly sexual drawings. One day things got out of hands and he had to kill a woman, and found that he liked it. Now he is well on his way to becoming a monster, and it is the task of Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport to deal with him.
Miranda "Munch" Mancini, a former drug addict and parolee who's now a single mother operating a limo service, helps out an old friend newly released from jail. But when the friend gets mixed up in a murder and disappears, there's nothing Munch won't do to help her pal police detective Mace St. John solve the case.
Attorney Peter Saxon arrives in Tokyo to secretly negotiate an historic business merger, but the government official he was scheduled to meet is gruesomely murdered and Peter himself becomes the target of strange attacks. His search for answers takes him back thirty years into the past.
The Jersey coast community of Oceanside Heights shudders at the newest fad among its teenagers: devil worship. Despite rumours that Old Scratch himself has appeared, the kids' late-night antics seem more ditsy that dangerous. But when ghostwriter Anne Hardaway happens upon the corpse of a young, would-be witch, Anne is pulled into an eerie world of black magic.
When a rash of injured and dead whales hits southeast Alaska - and the expert who can help them is found drowned - Liza Romero, captain of the Salmon Eye, must investigate.
New Orleans PI Talba Wallis finds herself employed by crusty old detective Eddie Valentino who doesn't like anyone young, female or black. She is hunting a man who seduces teenage black girls and may be making them disappear. At the same time she is haunted by disturbing near-memories, but her forgotten past only emerges when violence enters her life.
After a winter mourning the death of her lover, Kate Shugak is discovered by Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin hiding out under an assumed name in the small coastal village of Bering. She doesn't know it yet, but she's already knee-deep in a case involving Russian smugglers.
Beau Brummel, the grand arbiter of style and grace, must prove his friend innocent of attempting to murder the Prince of Wales - and uncover the real assassin.
Regency England. Beau Brummel has been called in by the Duchess of York. A countess has been poisoned, allegedly by her paid companion. Since the Duchess hired the girl, she stands to lose her good name.
While hunting with his red-tailed hawk, Charlottesville PI Frank Pavlicek finds the body of a teenage boy in an area Frank and his teenage daughter Nicole recently visited. But what Frank finds in the wallet disturbs him: Nicole's phone number, which links her to the crime. When Nicole lands in jail a few days later, Frank's past comes back to haunt him.
Jack Flippo's former mentor, Wesley Joy, calls him from an East Texas jail, claiming to have been set up in a drug bust that left two men dead and his wife missing. When Jack takes the case, he's sent into Wesley's dirty past, complete with a former lover, a shady DEA agent, a burnt-out female reporter, and a corpse on every corner.
Clodagh was 19 when a death on the hydro tower prompted her parents to send her off to college and a relative's house in north London. There she met Michael Silverman, who played host to a strange crew of young dropouts whose pleasure was to roam the rooftops. On one of those treks fifty feet above the street they looked into a window and saw a scene that was to lead to a tragedy as great as the death on the hydro tower.
FBI pathologist Jessica Coran faces a serial killer with a passion for poetry - and the need to carve it into his victims' flesh. But the most baffling part of the crimes is that each victim has been willing to die for the madman's art.
Doc Ford, while on a working vacation to Guava Key, gets involved when two female joggers are targeted by a predator. Add to that a Bahamian relative he never knew he had, a letter that may or may not lead to a treasure, and some past history that becomes alarmingly present.
Ex-reporter Benjamin Justice is trying to come to terms with his HIV status, no job, and no hope. Then the daughter of a one-time Hollywood hunk offers him a job to ghostwrite a payback book after a sleazy bio links the actor to a shadowy world of sinister perversion and blood-chilling crimes. When she's found dead with a needle in her arm, Justice goes looking for the truth.
Insurance claims investigator Jack Wade knows that the woman who died in a suspicious fire in her multimillion dollar mansion overlooking the Pacific was murdered. Jack could turn away from the case, but he won't because some old scores need to be settled. And so he takes the plunge into a world of crime, ambition and evil. Recommended.
As Roy Hill works in a multi-national corporation, he tries to figure out how his life has gotten off track. Then a chance encounter with Confederate reenactors takes him down a new path, where fantasy and reality begin to blur.
The sleepy Arizona town of Empty Creek becomes the backlot for a shocking mystery when director C. D. Masterly is murdered while shooting a big-budget western. Now it's up to Penelope Warren, ex-Marine, current owner of the local bookstore and occasional detective, to find the killer - with the help of Mycroft, her 25-pound Abyssinian cat.
From the author of the quadruple-award-winning MURDER WITH PEACOCKS. A romantic getaway to a small island off the coast of Maine turns into a disaster for Meg Langslow and her boyfriend. To begin with, her whole family is there, and a body is discovered, and then her father is accused of murder.
Disgraced former judge Ellis Portal is recruited by Toronto police detective Matt West after a famous movie director, filming in Toronto, is murdered in full view of his fans, and his teenage daughter disappears.
For Robin Light, running a pet store is a decent way to make a living - but solving the occasional crime is much more interesting. So when neighbourhood tough kid Manuel and his cousin Eli wander into her shop with a wild story about a suitcase full of smuggled Cuban cigars, Robin can't resist nosing around. And then Eli's roommate turns up dead.
A college porter is found murdered in Cambridge. At first the hothouse of a closely knit college society is suspected to be behind the death, but then a second killing turns the inquiry toward the secretive world of the elite Air Operations Regiment. Can Bewick prevent a third death?
Mrs. Jeffries and the rest of Inspector Witherspoon's staff must solve the murder of a ruthless businessman with a shady history.
After thirty years, Ellie Haskell receives a letter from three friends of her grandmother - known as the bridesmaids - telling her that her grandmother wants to make contact. This might have been heartwarming news except for one small detail: her grandmother is dead. Ellie sets out to visit the bridesmaids and will encounter a seance, a hidden diary, and a 50-year-old murder.
Gwen Amiel had only wanted a job, a haven, a fresh start. But her new post as a nanny for a wealthy family, coupled with her past, makes her the prime suspect for the shocking crime that has been committed in the household.
When Dr. Earl Garnet publicly blames a powerful HMO for the death of a baby, the HMO strikes back, igniting a boycott of St. Paul's Hospital. Then a doctor is found in the parking lot, his throat cut - and Dr. Garnet initiates his own murder investigation.
A few months into their marriage, David Beck's wife Elizabeth was abducted and killed by a serial killer. Now, eight years later, Beck's life is ripped apart again when an e-mail suggests that Elizabeth is still alive. The trail he follows to the truth is filled with trachery and each clue contributes to a case against himself as the killer. Now Beck must somehow elude the police and find the real killer.
A traffic directive from the governor of Virginia results in the eccentric Isle of Tangier, 14 miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, declaring war on its own state. The resulting chaos must be dealt with by Judy Hammer, newly installed as superintendent of the Virginia State Police.
The new Martha's Vineyard mystery. When aging blues musician Corrie Appleyard vanishes and a suspicious Vineyard fire leaves behind an unidentifed corpse - possibly that of Corrie, ex-Boston cop J. W. Jackson lays down his fishing pole and goes searching for the killer.
Lily Carlson and beautiful Asian transvestite Mojo work to limit the damage done by Jamie Gee, a cutting-edge stand-up comic with an unerring ability to pick Mr. Wrong. The latest is Sean Powers, a vicious psychopath with the face and body of a god. What is he after from Jamie?
Local historian and spree killer Serge A. Storms (of FLORIDA ROADKILL) has stopped keeping up with his meds but is still looking for a briefcase stuffed with five million dollars and is packing more destructive force than hurricane Rolando-berto, the big wind waiting just offshore.
A respectable middle-aged couple is found dead on their kitchen floor in Rutland village. Their teenage daughter, Gemma, has gone missing. Alison, a reporter for the Rutland Record, sees this as an opportunity to hit the national papers. But her investigation uncovers unsettling truths in a family - and town - where not everything is as it seems.
Mali Anderson sets out to find the murderer of the singer in her father's band. She makes her way through the "three B's" of Harlem - beauty shops, barbershops, and bars - before the killer strikes again.
Stephanie and Lula show up at the home of a senior citizen charged with smuggling contraband tobacco and find a corpse and an old man on the run. Meanwhile, vice cop Joe Morelli is proposing marriage and bounty hunter Ranger is proposing a single perfect night.
Ranger the super bounty hunter is on the lam, so Stephanie Plum must team up with vice-cop Joe Morelli to find him. But has Ranger really broken the law? Is he a psychotically dangerous criminal?
Thriller about a rookie cop framed for murder and stalked by a killer.
Two thematically-linked novellas each centred on a single woman living a quiet, well-ordered, seeminly contented life. But each harbours a man who imperceptibly embroils its heroine in something far darker.
Reporter Nick Madrid is in New York to cover a fencing tournament between Britain and the US. He uncovers a murder plot involving sport sponsorship and Nazi gold and subversion from the thirties.
Chief Inspector Michael Thackeray is back at his alma mater, Oxford, for a training course. However, a senior tutor has recently gone missing, along with his mistress and a million pounds of the college's money. Thackeray reluctantly joins the investigation.
Benjamin January, a free man of colour in 1830s New Orleans, must again stand firm for justice when an operatic production of Othello sparks a crime of passion.
In his fourth appearance, Benjamin January must face his darkest fears and risk losing his most precious possession: his freedom. He agrees to pose as a slave to unmask a cunning killer on the bayou plantation of Mon Triumphe, owned by the man who once owned him.
A mysterious fire ravages a popular local pub, leaving an unidentified body in the ruins. Then Jesse's life is further interrupted by the arrival of her old friend Anne bearing tales of an abusive husband. Then Jesse wakes to find her cabin on fire and Anne outside, unwilling to help. But then Jesse herself becomes the target of the arson investigation.
When the unsavoury Mr. Masefield is murdered, locals and the law blame Sheila Malory's future daughter-in-law. Now Sheila must untangle the truth before the real killer strikes again.
Police detective Larry Cole has unwittingly crossed paths several times with hit man Baron von Rianocek. Appearing at the wrong place at the wrong time, he has twice foiled the assassin's plans. Now Larry himself is the Baron's target.
Loon Lake, Wisconsin's Police Chief Lew Ferris hits a snag when investigating a double murder - she is pursuing a killer more slippery than any muskie she's had her hands on.
The last thing the President's daughter saw before slipping into severe catatonic trauma was the brutal murder of her nanny and the Secret Service agent assigned to protect her. There is one person who can bring the girl out of her own nightmares and find the perpetrator: Melissa Riley, a former catatonia victim herself who must first conquer her own fears.
A small-time criminal is attempting to save himself and his friends during a turf war with drive-by shootings.
Both Zoe Martin and Billy Blue are convinced that their Van Gogh is the original and that the other is a fake. But the art expert, the only one who can tell the two paintings apart, is murdered and both wind up in the hands of a wealthy art collector. Now Zoe and Billy realize that despite their antagonism and mutual mistrust, they must work together.
Dr. Thomas Purdue, New York neurologist and music box collector, investigates when his friend Hugh Curtis loses first his world-class collection of musical snuffboxes to theft and then his wife to murder.
A clean-up of the corruption in Boston's police force turns up the heat for detective Jack Devlin, assigned to snare cops on the take. Devlin's own father died a suicide, disgraced in Boston's biggest police scandal ever. Now, twenty years later, a letter from his father has surfaced, pushing Devlin to reopen old wounds...and perhaps bring the Boston police force to its knees.
Set in the 1920s, at the height of the Jazz Age. From speak-easies to the bohemian scene, follow man-about-town Bedford Green as he rubs elbows with famous personalities, dabbles in art-dealing and solves a few crimes.
The beautiful Marti King's father is doing life for a double murder. She induces Manchester private eye Dave Cunane to make tentative inquiries, but almost immediately the bodies begin to pile up.
Angela's younger brother Albert, who had expressed a desire to sever his ties with the local mob, has gone missing. After discovering a corpse in Albert's apartment, she races to find Albert. In doing so she manages to successfully irritate both the police and the crime boss.
McCadden, still new in his job on the all-Ireland murder squad, must deal with the murder of a 97-year-old woman. She was found strangled and mutilated in a remote seaside village in west Cork. The local police are inclined to pin it on drifters after drug money, but McCadden isn't so sure.
Second Restoration mystery featurning architect Christopher Redmayne and Puritan constable Jonathan Bale. The two investigate the kidnapping of Harriet Gow, mistress of King Charles II.
A body has been discovered in the undergrowth on the grounds of a Birmingham hospital, wrapped in a clinical waste bag and, even more bizarrely, wearing a little, garish Disney tie. The scar stitches on the dead man's body, which might have suggested he was a recent hospital patient, are discovered by pathologist Karys Harper to be post-mortem.
France, 1145. A whale has made its way into the River Seine. The local Abbot orders its death. Galeran is summoned to investigate the unpopular Abbot, when news of the horrific death of a bride on her wedding night draws him deeper into the strange and corrupt world of the Abbey of Jumieges.
1950s L.A. Paris Minto is minding his own business - a small used book store - when a beautiful woman walks in and asks a few questions. Before he knows it, Paris has been beaten up, slept with, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore has been burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend Fearless Jones out of jail to help him.
When her father dies, Sharon McCone travels to San Diego to help settle his affairs. The discovery of a 1959 petition for adoption sets her off on a search for her biological parents that takes her to Idaho's Flathead Reservation.
Big, tough Casey Jones goes undercover at Duke University, looking to unmask the fiend who attacked her friend Helen and who is using the campus as his personal hunting ground.
Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the Hatteras West Inn and Lighthouse. Innkeeper Alex Winston must solve a mystery and capture a culprit when a visitor is found dead at the top of the lighthouse.
February, 1968: the sanitation strike in Memphis is beginning to erupt into riots and Martin Luther King is coming to town to march. But for black PI Smokey Dalton, the arrival in town from Chicago of white, patrician Laura Hathaway is at least of equal interest. Why, she would like to know, is Smokey a beneficiary in her mother's will.
Stolen treasure and twisted revenge in the high desert of Nevada: Nina Reilly's latest client is a 16-year-old girl charged with murder. The girl is a rebel, a thief, and Nina's son's best friend.
Spenser travels to Georgia, hired to find out who is making threats against the thoroughbred racehorse Hugger Mugger, destined to be the next Secretariat.
Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti (first met in FALL FROM GRACE) is on the trail of an ex-cop who has returned from 15 years of prison and is planning to kill all the officers connected with the destruction of his life.
True-crime writer Marie Lightfoot finds that the case she has chosen for her next bestseller has some twists that don't ring true. The killer is a man of cloth who murders his wife in collusion with his lover. The minister is convicted while the lover walks free. But, for the first time in her career, Marie is unable to win the killer's confidence during a jailhouse interview.
20 all-new tales of summertime suspense from Tamar Myers, Stabenow, Max Allan Collins, Eichler, Tremayne, Wishnia, Van Gieson, Adamson, Hazel Holt, Lantigua, Witten, Jeff Abbott and more.
From the author of THIEF OF LIGHT. Ben Hemmings is a much sought-after stable-builder who is wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to a decade in federal prison. He is able to obtain a release in return for his help against a racketeer. But Ben has plans of his own.
Tres Navarre takes on a case that was called suicide, but reveals something much more sinister at stake.
Jerry Cooper of THE PREDATORS is back to launch his new empire of intimate women's apparel. He would like to keep his son, an honest lawyer, out of the family business and away from his mob associates. All is well until he needs a good lawyer and his son insists on getting involved.
Lord Meren is called to investigate the bizarre death of the pharoah's favourite groom, Senna. However, his personal honour is compromised by court intrigue and a botched raid against Libyan border bandits and he is sentenced to death. He must wage a fierce political battle to save his life--against unknown enemies.
An old family friendship draws marksman Gus Peake to Northern Iraq and the forgotten war between Kurdish guerillas and Saddam Hussein's army. There he must learn to deal out random death at long distance and help the guerillas reach their goal: the city of Kirkuq.
Peter Amsterdam's PI license is strictly a tax dodge. While naked in his hot tub he encounters trouble in the form of the inevitable blonde with huge troubles. Suddenly he's in with the likes of Lefty Ortega, his nympho daughter, and the shady character who runs Key West's gambling ship. Recommended.
US Fish & Wildlife Officer Rachel Porter is posing as a dirty agent on the take in Tennessee with illegal poaching of paddlefish as her target. But her investigation turns up even scarier secrets - and murder.
In one volume the first three Mike Hammer hard-boiled novels: I, THE JURY; MY GUN IS QUICK; and VENGEANCE IS MINE.
Tony Valentine works freelance for casinos going after the grifters. Now a new job. Nola Briggs, a blackjack dealer is caught on camera feeding cards to a shark named Frank Fontaine. Fontaine has disappeared, so Tony is tailing Nola, hoping she leads him to Fontaine.
The remains of an 11-year-old girl, along with a crude carving of a jackal-headed creature, are discovered in a cave in Derbyshire's Peak Distinct 17 years after her death. The police gradually uncover a secret, sinister 'Egyptian game' that was played by now-grown school-children.
A woman who is accused of the murder that Inspector Ian Rutledge is investigating was the grieving fiancee of Hamish, the young, dead Scot whose haunting voice resounds in Rutledge's head. Recommended.
Sister Fidelma arrives home from a pilgrimage to find that Brother Eadulf is sentenced to be hanged for the murder of a young girl. She learns that the crime took place at the abbey of Fearna, and that the evidence appears incontrovertible. In addition the King of Laigin is determined to make Eadulf an example.
A former colleague of ex-newsman Fitzgerald is shot execution-style while working on a story on the controversial "catch and release" fishing policy in Michigan. With the help of his girlfriend, Mercy Vidon, Fitzgerald follows the trail to the Catch and Keep Alliance and their mysterious defenders, a powerful militia group.
Florida Marine biologist Doc Ford does not agree when the coroner rules as a suicide the hanging death of a 15-year-old girl. The girl had found a 400-year-old medallion in the Ten Thousand Islands, and it appears that suddenly someone wants that medallion.
Sequel to NO DARK PLACE. Civil war rages in 12th century England. Hugh de Leon, a knight uncomfortable in his newly discovered station in life, must ferret out the reason a nobleman has died in mysterious circumstances.