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Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is assisted by his own injured psyche in his work. When a young woman whom Clevenger knows is discovered brutally murdered, the police suspect a schizophrenic homeless man whom he knows could not have committed the crime.
Sultry Southern suspense: Jolie Royale returns home twenty years after she witnessed the brutal crime that left her mother, her aunt and her aunt's lover dead and Jolie critically wounded. The case, originally ruled a murder-suicide, has now been re-opened.
James Bond follows the trail back from a botched police raid on a movie studio in Nice back to Paris where he meets a tantalizing movie star and where his old friend, French agent Mathis, has gone missing.
A killing spree breaks out at the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament.
With a meteorologist convention coming to the Hemlock Falls Inn, business is looking good. But when the town's new computer expert is murdered, Quill and Meg have to make sure the elusive killer doesn't rain on their parade.
Twelve years ago Briggs Tanner tried to help Chinese General Han Soong defect. He failed and Soong disappeared. Now Soong has resurfaced and he wants out of China. But the only person he will trust is Tanner.
Vancouver photographer Thomas McCall's summer gets off to a rocky start when Carla, his stunningly beautiful lover, walks back into his life, needing a place where she can hide away for a few days, no questions asked. McCall reluctantly agrees, but then Carla never shows up. Now Vince, her menacing new boyfriend, is frantic to find her - so frantic that he turns to McCall for help.
Canadian author. Songwriter/guitarist Kit Mason has been blind for six years. She has been encouraged to branch out in music and life by her closest friends, members of her former softball team, the Ruthless Babes. But before she can do that, one of the Babes is murdered. The police believe it the work of a serial killer, but Kit and her friends suspect otherwise.
When an eccentric old woman is found dead in her living room, her head beaten in with a hatchet, Gabriel Du Pre feels compelled to look into the matter. His only clue is the sighting of two teens snooping around the house. Later these same two are found dead in the Montana mountains, buried beneath ash and riddled with bullets.
An actress, preparing for a performance at Bath's famous Theatre Royal, dies and her ex-lover claims it was murder. The Shepard Agency is hired to find the killer and finds a cat's cradle of treachery, malice and distrust.
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.
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. Recommended.
Set in Toronto during the 1992 World Series. Detective Sergeant Campbell Young, a hard-drinking, self-admitted slob, must match wits with a highly educated murderer who is exacting the ultimate revenge on editors of literary magazines.
When she returns to her childhood home to re-examine her memories of the murder of her sister, Trish Duncan does not realize she is putting innocent lives, including her own, into danger.
Two murders - closely linked despite the 110 years that separate them - haunt a young lawyer who is both devious and seductive.
The bones of a 12-year-old boy are found scattered in a remote canyon in the Hollywood Hills. For Harry Bosch, the City of Angels becomes the City of Bones. The case awakens police and political machinations, delves into a family's dark history, and opens up Bosch's own childhood memories.
Two Texan ex-cons have just killed a convenience store clerk over a penny. Now they must think fast - and move faster.
Deception. Murder. Interrogation. The clock is ticking: Detectives Norman Cohen and Jack Pierce have only 24 hours to crack Albert Jay Smalls, the vagrant accused of murdering a 10-year-old girl.
Second original novel based on the Emmy-winning NBC series.
Corporate lawyer Maired O'Clare joins a down and almost out criminal firm. Her first criminal case is defending a homeless man accused of murder, but as the investigation progresses, the questions of guilt and innocence become more mysterious.
The brothers of the abbey of St. Martin's-in-the-Marsh pay little attention to the tales of a ghost robber baron until Abbot Stephen is found dead. Stephen was a friend of the King, and so Hugh Corbett is sent to investigate.
When gubernatorial candidate Marlon Conrad suffers a traumatic experience, he jumps on a campaign bus garishly decorated with the "Orange Crush" logo and ditches his security detail. His new-found conscience may cost him the election - and it appears that everybody from Pensacola to Miami Beach is trying to kill him.
In a dark bar, opposing attorneys Dan Young and Maria Fischer meet to arrange a clandestine deal. At stake: half-a-million dollars in cash and the fate of a redwood forest. But the deal goes bad - and these former adversaries find themselves on the same side after stumbling upon a secret that people would die to possess - and will kill to protect.
Husband-and-wife production team Ava and Frank Bernstein are hoping to score a commercial deal at the launch party for a new line of ready-to-wear fashions. But the body of a model is found stabbed and strangled. Then Ava and Frank end up producing a martial arts movie starring none other than the victim's father.
1571: the Queen has commissioned a top-secret investigation into England's claim on the New World. Susanna, Lady Appleton, is assisting. Then an account of a trip to the New World turns up missing and one of the investigating scholars is murdered.
Professional killer Peter Macklin has been retired for almost two years. But, while honeymooning with his dream woman, 21-year-old Laurie, his past begins to catch up with him. And Macklin has a lot of past.
Mystery author Jessico Fletcher travels to Provence for same haute cuisine, but cooking classes with the esteemeed chef Emil Bertrand are cancelled when Bertrand is murdered with one of his own, customized carving knives.
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...
Psychologist Kit Quinn, returning to work after a brutal attack, is asked by the police to advise them on an apparently simple murder inquiry. The body of a young woman has been found by a London canal. The prime suspect is the man who attacked Kit. But she refuses to accept the obvious answer and immerses herself in an obsessive search for the truth.
The crash of a train travelling from Kent to London provides opportunity. One passenger uses it to commit murder. Amy Petty, uses it as an opportunity to disappear. Is it because her husband is embroiled in a libel suit against a national newspaper?
Carlos and Hector are holding a shipment of ten million counterfeit US dollars destined for Russia when ancient Vancouver kingpin Jake Cappalletti is felled by a stroke. Hector makes an error in judgment by paying hooker Chantal with Jake's counterfeit twenties. Vancouver police detectives Willows and Parker are looking for Chantal, a suspect in the death of her abusive pimp boyfriend. And now Carlos and Hector are also looking for her.
Elizabeth Toliver, now an acclaimed author with a rock star lover, was a too-smart, fashion-impaired teen and the target of abuse from a circle of popular high school girls. Still haunted by nightmares of one horrible night, Toliver returns to her hometown for the first time in almost three decades, triggering a deadly chain of events.
A woman whose body is found in a Philadelphia church is discovered to have died of arsenic poisoning and the police suspect her husband, who has committed suicide. A nun doesn't think so and calls in Gregor Demarkian.
When a battalion of Serbs are murdered in Kosovo, the Green Berets stand accused. Top Army lawyer Major Sean Drummond is assigned to investigate. He finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with a beautiful Army lawyer and facing both a chilling conspiracy and a soldier's worst nightmare.
Tracked by his former teammate to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight is instantly transported back to 1971 Toledo where he and Randy Wilkins played minor league baseball. Randy wants Alex to find the woman with whom he had a brief affair thirty years ago. Alex, however, doesn't consider that there may be a good reason why the mysterious Maria is very elusive.
Pox. It is the one word that strikes terror into the heart of England's young monarch, Elizabeth I. Determined to lead her people into an enlightened age free of plague and poverty, the queen must take on her Royal College of Physicians and an enemy attempting to overturn the throne. As Elizabeth and her privy council investigate, the dreaded illness strikes the very heart of the realm.
To celebrate an April Fool's Day appearance by the island's most famous mystery author, Death on Demand Bookstore owner Annie Darling creates a unique promotion that embarassingly backfires, thanks to an interfering prankster.
Annie doesn't yet realize she has become a werewolf nor that, during the last full moon, she made a kill. The police suspect a mad dog, but Dr. Marco Potenza, a specialist in lycanthropy, knows better and launches a hunt. Pitted against him is werewolf Jim, a fugitive from Potenza's clinic, who is determined to keep Annie from Potenza's clutches.
The Rashid, a remarkable family of warriors that has flourished for over a century, now have a vendetta to settle. They believe that the US President is accountable for a series of attacks against their power and honour. Blake Johnson and Sean Dillon have pieced together widely scattered hints of the coming attack - but when will the enemy strike. And why have they vowed to die rather than surrender.
Two homicide cops, hard-bitten veteran Sam Kovac and his young female partner, Nikki Liska, are drawn into the murder investigation of an Internal Affairs cop. The top brass want the case closed quickly. Only Kovac and Liska want what no one else seems interested in: the truth.
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.
Dr. Rhea Lynch must deal with all the people being rushed into ER. They have been infected with a mysterious virus that kills within hours of being contracted. Soon she begins drawing conclusions about the virus and its connection to the military.
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.
Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor, is working on a reconstruction job for a powerful senator. Unwittingly she becomes entangled in a terrifying conspiracy that could destroy many lives - beginning with her own family. All she holds dear will spin out of control as Eve uncovers the deadly secret buried beneath a body of lies.
PI Declan MacManus struggles to be left alone in a small Hamptons summer town whose law enforcement authorities refuse to forgive his past. Witnessing a bizarre car wreck, Mac knows that what he saw was murder.
Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell visit one of England's statliest homes. Recommended.
When attorney Ann Monroe agrees to represent the victim of a brutal crime, she becomes the target of a group that believes in defending the right to hate - with acts of violence.
Wealthy industrialist Karl Lindstrom owns a lumber mill near Aurora, Minnesota - not far from the great white pine forest sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe. When an explosion in the mill kills the night watchman, former sheriff Cork O'Connor agrees to help investigate. He has mixed feelings, however - he is part Anishinaabe, and his wife, a lawyer, represents the tribe.
In the diamond-rich West African country of Sierra Leone, Palestinian-American detective Ben Kamal and Israeli detective Daniella Barnea find themselves trapped in a maelstrom of political turmoil when a rebel leader plans a final coup that will perfect her power and topple Western governments.
Hammett Prize nominee. When Jimmy Marcus's daughter is found murdered, his childhood friend Sean Devine is assigned the case. His personal life unravelling, the investigation leads him on a collision course with Jimmy Marcus, a man with a dark past eager to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there's Dave Boyle, a man who hides monstrous secrets beneath a bland facade - secrets his wife Celeste is only beginning to suspect. Recommended.
Nell Bray and a mixed group of her student friends risk the wrath of their colleges (it not being proper for unmarried women to go travelling with members of the opposite sex) and stay with an uncle of one of the students. But they arrive to find Alan's uncle, having spoken out against the Boer War, has been ostracized by the village and is suspected of having murdered the local magistrate's son.
Jane Stuart and her cat, Winky, go undercover at a publishing house to solve a murder. Her late husband's cousin Stephanie starts a new job as editor at the publisher but is shortly thereafter found murdered.
Super-sleuthing Louisville, Kentucky identical twins Bert and Nan Tatum start out looking for love and find themselves investigating a murder made for two.
When the fingerprints of a recent New York City murder victim turn out to be a match with a man who supposedly died 30 years earlier, FBI agent Jack Dolan heads to White Mountain, Montana, the man's last known address. As he uncovers the town's dark truths, he finds himself intrigued by Isabella Abbott, who runs a quaint boardinghouse.
Mickey Ascherfeld came to McRay, Alaska to hide from the murder of her parents - and from the death of her lover (and police force partner) during a shootout. But even in this remote wilderness there's a killer on the loose, looking for her. Now Micky must put herself on the line once again, to end the bloodshed for once and for all.
Canadian model Makedde Vanderwall is on assignment in Sydney, Australia when she finds herself in the middle of a grisly hunt for the 'Stiletto Murderer', a serial killer who brutally murdered Makedde's best friend and who may see Makedde as his next fashion victim.
A secret enemy is using television to hypnotize and control with subliminal messages. Ordinary couch potatoes are quickly becoming raging mobs programmed to kill. Will Remo and Chiun be victims of bad programming and kill each other? Does the series stop here, at #127, not even a round number?
The passengers of Meridian Flight 6 have been pushed to the edge. When Captain Knight makes a forced emergency landing in war-torn Nigeria, violence erupts as the enraged passengers attempt the first-ever commercial airline mutiny.
Befuddled millionaire Ken Culberson insists that he killed his wife and that is dog, Maggie, is channeling her spirit. He talks Allie Babcock into becoming the dog's legal guardian in case he, too, should die - which he promptly does, thanks to a murderer.
Merci Rayborn, the Orange County detective of RED LIGHT and BLUE HOUR, returns for another cat-and-mouse game with murder, love and betrayal.
Hammett Prize nominee. 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.
Boston, 1892: on successive nights, two residents of Bertram's Bower are murdered and Agatha Montgomery, proprietress of the home for fallen women, must act to save the Bower from scandal and brings in brother and sister Addington and Caroline Ames.
The new Amelia Peabody adventure. Sethos, apparently back to stealing antiquities, has an opponent in Luxor who is nearly as nefarious.
Michael Ryan is hired by the high-tech SoftTech and finds that the firm has only one client - the Internal Revenue Service. FBI agent Karen Frost suspects that someone in the IRS is sumuggling millions of dollars out of the country and coopts Ryan as a new informant.
When ambitious young reporter Ringo Laurenge joins the Washington Examiner, most of the staff, including food critic Chas Wheatley, wishes the arrogant creep who steals other reporters' stories would get his just desserts. And, of course, it isn't long before his name is at the top of the obit page.
Tony Kozol lands a weeklong gig filling in for the injured rhythm guitarist of a hot country band. But when the band reaches Austin first a roadie then a young groupie are both found dead.
One-eyed spy Owen Archer has completed his mission in Wales for the duke of Lancaster, but remains to investigate the murder of a stonemason with ties to the treasonous rebels. Meanwhile, his apothecary wife Lucy, back in York, must deal with her father's death and threats against his house.
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. Roger's cousin goes looking for him in Edinburgh and dies there, his body found bearing wounds that were definitely not self inflicted. Now Margaret herself must follow her husband's trail.
The shogun's dashing young cousin and heir apparent is found murdered in the bed of the courtesan Lady Wisteria. When both Lady Wisteria and her private journal or pillow book turn up missing, Sano Ichiro is sent to investigate. Against his better judgment he accepts the help of his fiery young wife, Reiko. Recommended.
Munch Mancini, ex-biker and now mechanic to L.A.'s elite, investigates after one of her female clients is murdered and another attacked by a sexual predator. She turns to her former arresting officer, Mace St. John, when she and her young daughter become targets.
Canadian author. A building contractor is murdered in a posh hotel room in Broadminster - yet Detective Chief Neil Paget sees more at the crime scene than a just stabbing by a local prostitute. Convinced that the killer had targeted the victim with a vengeance, and that the missing prostitute was a witness, he begins to uncover a mass of secrets, vendettas, greed and duplicity.
32 classic noir stories from the masters.
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.
When a congressman's daughter disappears, Charlottesville PI and facloner Frank Pavlicek follows a trail of family secrets - the congressman is known for his philandering - to the most dangerous discovery of all - the truth.
When school psychologist Skye Denison investigates the death of a popular teenager who was cast as sleeping beauty in the school play, she uncovers some shocking truths about prominent Scumble River citizens.
EDGAR FIRST NOMINEE. JOHN CREASY AWARD WINNER. Christmas, 1995: frantic cop Bob Hightower will do whatever it takes to rescue his 14-year-old daughter, kidnapped by a murderous cult, even team up with a recovering junky who was once part of the satanic gang.
Turn-of-the-century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy are thrust into a twisted case of murder when a seductress falls victim to her own charades. Sarah thinks it is absurd that the mild-mannered banker Nelson Ellsworth murdered his mistress, even if the woman was indeed carrying his child.
Chloe Newcomb, who now works as a victim's counsellor for the local police department, is called to counsel a woman who has found the body of the county's bookmobile driver riddled with bullets. She arrives on the scene and is shocked to learn the victim was a friend of her now-deceased brother.
Isabel Garth ignores warnings and heads to the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland to sketch the scenes of her late father's boyhood home on Stromness. Soon, a series of accidents forces Isabel to admit someone wants her gone from the island.
When the bones of the world's first Tyrannosaurus Rex are discovered in Montana cattle country - and the paleontologist responsible for the find is murdered - it is up to San Francisco detective Chester Wong to find the killer...
Meehan's job is keeping the lid from blowing off Washington politics.
From the author of the Gold Dagger-winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON. Lisbon in 1944 houses as many spies and informers as it does ordinary citizens. Andrea, a young Oxford mathematics graduate, has been assigned there for the British. Karl, a young intelligence officer, arrives there from Hitler's East Front. The two are thrown together in a night of violence and intrigue. Then, in 1965, when the defection of Philby has the Secret Service reeling and the Stasi mounting a fearsome counter-intelligence campaign, Andrea is sent again to Lisbon.
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.
1932: Former Scotland Yard inspector John Madden is now a farmer in the Surrey countryside. Then he discovers the mutilated body of a small girl, hidden in a wood. Uneasy at the direction of police enquiries and convinced the killer has struck before, he quietly begins his own investigation. It will involve not only Scotland Yard but also the world of secret agents - and the German police.
Joe Pickett is a Wyoming game warden who, with a shot of a rifle, is thrust into a race to save not only an endangered species, but to unravel a mystery that threatens the life and the family that he loves. Recommended.
Charismatic criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli finds himself following a deadly trail of evil, shattered lives and revenge after Judge Calvin Jeffries becomes the first judge to be murdered while serving in office.
Billy Bob Holland returns to Bitterroot Valley in Montana to help a friend battle a mining company that threatens the area's economy. What Billy Bob cannot know is that one member of the pro-mining faction is his nemesis, Wyatt Dixon, a recent prison parolee intent on exacting revenge. Recommended.
New England antiques dealer Annie O'Hara and her clue-sniffing canine companion Claudius return. Or at least Annie does - Claudius runs away. A week later she finds him nosing around a frozen lake. There Annie finds the drowned body of Rocky Martinez, local thief and former handyman for Annie's alma mater. It turns out Rocky's death is linked to the 'accidental' death of a beloved English teacher.
Ex-military cop Jack Reacher is hitch-hiking in West Texas, desperate for a job. The next thing he knows he's accompanying a good-looking woman to a lonely ranch for a confrontation with an abusive husband. Recommended.
Jack Reacher is asked by the Secret Service to attempt to assassinate the Vice President - in order to test their security. His plans clash with those of a determined and deadly team of assassins whose target is the Vice President.
Doctors and activists clash over the use of a new genetic strain that could make crops disease-proof, but wreak havoc with the environment. But neither side is aware of a similar plan to create a terrifying biological weapon.
Will Klein has a past he'd rather forget. But then that past begins to surface again, and his girlfriend mysteriously disappears. Soon Will is tangled in a mystery, where everybody is harbouring dark secrets, and the truth he uncovers could be worse than anything he ever imagined.
An asteroid strikes Siberia, triggering a doomsday device from the Soviet era. A NATO special ops units is sent to defuse it before the global holocaust hits.
J. W. Jackson and his second wife Zee are forced to kill an intruder in their home. It turns out that the intruder's target is the husband of Jackson's first wife - and that the intruder has confederates who are still seeking their target.
South Carolina social worker Caleb Knowles believes his brother Sam, an acclaimed sculptor accused of murdering his fiancee, to be an innocent man. But Sam has retreated into a hard shell, leaving Caleb to solve the crime.
A promissory note for $25 million, due to a client bank, is stolen from lawyer Mitchell Reece's office. Now he must turn for help to aspiring jazz pianist and paralegal Taylor Lockwood. But Taylor will find threads of a deeper conspiracy that could lead from robbery ... to murder.
Aurelio Zen, after months in the hospital, is now lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to appear as a surprise witness at an anti-Mafia trial in the US. But then he notices that an alarming number of people who might have been mistaken for him are dropping dead all around him. He is being stalked - from the seaside town of Versilia, to his Alitalia flight to Los Angeles, to the early morning streets of Reykjavik, to the dark confines of his mother's Rome apartment.
A big game hunter is found dead with only a leopard for company. The leopard was kidnapped from his magician owner only days before the murder. Feline detective Midnight Louie investigates.
Peter Ashton is trying to make a new life, but he is only one step ahead of the IRA terrorists out to kill him, and an old friend shows up, on the run from the Russian mafia.
Pete and Lily's comfortable life is disrupted when Lily's father turns up, supposedly dead for over 25 years, ranting about World War II, money, death and forgiveness. The next day the man is found dead and Lily has disappeared, leaving behind a cryptic note.
Elizabethan mystery. Weathily widowed and fiercely independent herbalist Lady Susanna Appleton sets out to save her former nemesis, the mistress of her late husband, from being burned at the stake for bewitching local men to death. She learns that the victims were not hexed, but poisoned.
In 1997 a journal is found in an all-weather shelter in Antarctica. Travelling back to England the finder reads the extraordinary autobiography of Derek Jacobs, who as a child was an inmate of Nazi concentration camps.
Bride-to-be Suzanne Gray is found frozen to death on her lover's grave, a suicide note tucked in her lace glove. Suicide? Mystery writer Jennifer Marsh thinks otherwise.
Criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap is an expert at unravelling the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. She understands the killer instinct. But even Ivy has her limits. And the Madonna Murderer will test them.
Arthur Patch attempts to cut a deal with the Feds, but lets slip to the media that a fugitive gangster, Butchy Crimmins, is a snitch for the FBI. Now Butchy is on the run with his girlfriend. The only way to bring down Butchy is to trick Mavis into revealing her whereabouts.
The new gardening mystery. Rachel O'Connor is anxious to landscape Garden View Retirement Village. Until the residents start dying from other-than-natural causes.
Detective Rainie Connor and FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy (from THE THIRD VICTIM) are back in an investigation where the killer's most devastating weapon is his intimate knowledge of his victim's darkest fears. All of the victims had one thing in common: Quincy loved them. Now he must find the devious killer - before another person he loves dies.
3rd in the Birdwatcher's Mystery series. A Rocky Mountain National Park ranger is in the hot seat when a "prescribed burn" for a forest rages out of control - and the person who died in the blaze appears to have been murdered.
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. Lorenzo Belaggio, the impresario who brought the opera, is attacked outside the stage door and January is wounded rescuing him.
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is hired by a reclusive billionaire to purchase an obscure Etruscan sculpture. But the land of old Tuscany hides danger behind its charm, as Lara finds out when she discovers a prominent collector buried in his own Etruscan tomb.
Musher Jesse Arnold is driving a friend's Winnebago through the perilous backwoods of Alaska when she picks up a young hitchhiker, not knowing the boy carries with him a murderous and deadly secret.
Leaphorn's retirement does not prevent him from seeking clues to a series of killings surrounding a lost gold mine known as the Golden Calf. Meanwhile, officer Bernie Manuelito is working hard on the case, despite the obstacles presented by her deeply ingrained beliefs in Dineh traditions.
It is opening night in Chicago for the new production of Bizet's Carmen. But then the tenor playing Don Jose dies on stage. Was he the intended victim - or was the target dragon diva Maria Cortez? With the help of his close friend Emily Charters, Chicago detective Jeremy Ransom goes backstage.
Attorney Kali O'Brien takes on what should be a straightforward, uncomplicated adoption - until her client is accused of murder.
Edinburgh, 2028: the opening of a new maximum security prison ends with the assassination of a city guardian. Quint Dalrymple gathers evidence linking New Oxford with the crime. Sent there to close the case he discovers a conspiracy that stretches from the heart of the high-tech city-state, the House of Dust, back to Edinburgh.
The death of a six-year old child in Hungerford is blamed on a simple-minded Romany boy and a mob attacks a gypsy encampment. A mysterious stranger, a lone traveller, saves the boy. Meanwhile, Superintendent Gregory Summers attempts to find the truth.
Author/adventurer Jack London returns for a new mystery set on San Francisco's infamous Barbary Coast. Jack hires on as a deputy after witnessing the latest in a string of successful jailbreaks. A mastermind is assembling a team of expert criminals. It seems that Belle Conquest, the sexy 'Belle of Broadway', is coming to town with the Rajah's Ruby, the single most valuable jewel in the world.
The Gourmet Detective is dispensing culinary advice for the Harlington Estate's medieval-themed resort when a stuntman is poisoned by a mysterious and possibly hallucinatory ingredient.
A movie based on the homicide featured in THE HAMPTON AFFAIR is being shot -where else?- in the Hamptons. And the production has been rocked by another murder. You can't buy this kind of publicity. But apparently you can kill for it.
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.
After a stressful dinner with his ex-wife and her husband, DI Jim Meldrum seeks escape in drink. He awakes the next morning in an Edinburgh hotel with a strange woman. He has bruised knuckles, aching ribs and a missing memory. He begins a search for the truth when the body of a man, beaten to death, is discovered in the room next to the one where he awoke.
Young Washington attorney Beth Convey is on her way to becoming a partner at her law firm. But then a sudden heart attack and subsequent heart transplant brings strange visions - or are they memories? Her search for the truth leads her to former FBI agent turned reporter Jeff Hammond. They are put onto the trail of top-secret information that could reignite the Cold War.
Journalist Guy Newberry has come to a small California seaside community to do an article about how the town had never recovered from some murders 13 years ago - just as the body of an unidentified woman is washed ashore. The town's sheriff, Rhoda Swift is not happy about his prying, but then more women are murdered.
A serial killer stalks the streets of Seattle, collecting the bones of his victims - and creating a monument to madness.
A young doctor returns to his hometown in West Virginia to find the cause not only of the deaths of his wife and father, but of a series of suspicious accidents at the local mine. Joining him on this quest is a Boston-based pathologist. But the deaths add up to more than coincidence and the next examination they make could be their last.
Begins a new Victorian mystery series, featuring Newton-upon-Sea country doctor Alexandra Gladstone. At a small gathering of lords and ladies at Dunsford Hall the host, an earl, is found murdered in his bed. The guests point to a helpless servant. But Alexandra's autopsy reveals evidence suggesting otherwise.
From the author of AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST: three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre.
When L.A. lawyer Michael Elliot is asked to oversee the cases left behind by a colleague who committed suicide, he uncovers a powerful conspiracy involving the firm's most important client - and finds himself in grave danger.
Jane Whitefield meets her most terrifying opponent yet when she leaves her quiet new life as Mrs. Carey McKinnon to 'disappear' a young girl fleeing the deadly mafioso Delfina. The Mob believes that Rita Shelford stole the only proof of a shady investment worth millions and will go to extreme lengths to kill her.
Amelia Peabody hopes the new year of 1917 will bring an end to the War and an uninterrupted excavation season. But a fresh corpse, found in a looted tomb, is only the first blast in a sandstorm of danger and violence. Raising the stakes even higher, British Intelligence wants Ramses for another deadly assignment.
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 the 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. Recommended.
Frankie Houlihan accepts a job with the security team that investigates criminal activity in the world of horseracing. He gets involved in the case of the steeplechase horse Angel Gabriel, kidnapped from the yard run by the Cassidy family.
Numbers 4, 5 and 6 of the Rebus series: STRIP JACK, THE BLACK BOOK and MORTAL CAUSES in a single volume.
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 hand 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.
Lucas Davenport is called away from arranging his wedding by the FBI and DEA. They want him to find the hitwoman Claire Rinker. Claire has left retirement, caught between the forces of U. S. law enforcement, Mexican druglords, and her old employers, the St. Louis mob.
Falsely convicted of a brutal crime, college student Jeff Converse is bound for prison. But someone has other plans and suddenly Jeff finds himself in a dark labyrinth of tunnels beneath Manhattan populated by the homeless, the desperate, the mad. There a secret society is stalking the ultimate prey - humans.
Tory Travers is summoned to Florida, where her estranged father lies in a coma after a hit-and-run accident. There she becomes embroiled in a deadly conspiracy connected to a 1923 racial massacre - the torching of a town called Rosewood. She finds herself the suspect in two murders.
After a disastrous undercover operation, a child is the only one left alive in a freezing Glasgow tenement. Orta McLeod is not about to hand him over to social services. Especially since he is the only witness to a brutal crime committed by Tord Svensen, one of Europe's most feared criminals.
5th Anne Hardaway. Death stalks the pristine beaches of Ocean Heights, New Jersey.
Kate Shugak is hired to provide security for a Native woman running for state senator. The campaign is rocked by the murder of their staff researcher. Kate learns the death is somehow associated with the grisly murder of a 'good-time girl' during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1915.
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.
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.
The Roth trilogy: THE FOUR LAST THINGS, THE JUDGMENT OF STRANGERS, and THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD in a single volume.
A widow at the age of 52, Lynne Montgomery has rediscovered her first love: travel. But murder adds itself to the itinerary when Lynn and her group head for the Sonoma Wine Country - where bottled-up bitterness leads to a very dead end.
[Canadian author]. San Francisco is terrorized by a serial killer. The killer, known as the Spiderman, entices and entraps beautiful young women, and always leaves his mark - an ancient insignia, the Chi Rho, carved into the wrists of his prey. He is pursued by Lt. Jim Kearns, increasingly obsessed by the case. The fourth victim was the roommate of Beth Wells. She must deal with her mounting suspicions about the Spiderman's identity and with the series of threatening letters she is receiving.
African-American sleuth Tamara Hayle's 6th case, a missing 18-year-old girl, takes her to Atlantic City. There runaways and prostitutes are being targeted by a serial killer.
Tie-in to the movie. A famous Los Angeles detective and his partner have come to Alaska - where the summer sun shines 24 hours a day - to investigate a murder. But a local cop soon learns there's more to this case - and these detectives - than meets the eye.
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.
After the furniture movers finally manage to maneuver the heavy lead coffin to the museum, it is necessary to call in Inspector Sloan. Inside, instead of an Egyptian mummy, is the body of a young lady who has only been dead a couple of weeks. Sloan has two tasks: find the missing mummy and find the killer.
Episcopalian priest Lily Connor seeks a friend who may be a victim of a vicious hate crime.
2001 Silver Dagger winner. 2001 Ellis nominee (for best Canadian crime novel). The brass have partnered Detective John Cardinal with Lisa Delorme, newly shifted to homicide from the Office of Special Investigations, to search for missing children in the small town of Algonquin Bay. When a mutilated body is discovered in an abandoned mineshaft, it becomes clear that he is pursuing a serial killer - under the scrutiny of the media, the provincial police and his own department.
In a remote stone circle the body of a woman is found. Weeks earlier, another woman, Maggie Crew, had been attacked on the moors. Now it becomes urgent for Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, detectives of 'E' Division, to unlock the memories trapped in Maggie's mind. Recommended.
Three bodies are discovered in a freezing Peak District winter: a woman found in the snow, a baby in the wreckage of an old Airforce bomber, and the body of a man dumped by the roadside. Diane Fry is forced to partner with DC Gavin Murfin, while Ben Cooper is attempting to solve a 50-year-old mystery.
Stranded on a remote island, the contestants on a live TV reality show find themselves at the mercy of a hidden madman who hurtles them through a maze of traps and macabre puzzles. And when the worldwide audience votes one person off the island, it isn't just a loss ... it's death.
An ordinary man is asked to take on an extraordinary job: to step in for a Congressman and defeat a bill. But the more he learns about the task, the more he suspects he's being set up. And the harder he fights his opponents, the deadlier the game.
When a black, drug-addicted blues singer is arrested for the horrific murder of a young girl, Dave Robicheaux begins to find connections between the accused, the accused's wealthy lawyer, a plantation overseer named Legion, a Bible salesman, an old New Orlean mafioso, and an addled itinerant who claims to have been with Dave in Vietnam. Recommended.
The new mystery featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, set in mystical Glastonbury. Worker Jack Montford's office overlooks a mysterious castle and a graveyard. He begins hearing cries of help from a monk who died 1,000 years ago. He appeals to Scotland Yard for help. Recommended.
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?
Near-future: global warming is ruining agriculture and the US has become the worid's pariah state. Ex-special forces operative Drew, now a photographer, on a weekend break in the Appalachians with his lover Sheila, shelters from a storm in a defence bunker. Drew realizes this bunker is, in fact, highly secret. And it is being run, not by the state, but by a group planning to unleash destruction on America.
Young Vegas cop Wayne Tedlow Jr. arrives in Dallas with $6,000 cash after the Kennedy assassination with a job to do. There his path tangles with that of a defrocked FBI agent turned mouthpiece for Howard Hughes and Jimmy Hoffa, and a drugrunner and hitman who serves as the Mafia's emissary to the anti-Castro underground.
When a warehouse fire claims Seattle firefighter John Finney's partner and friend, Finney is blamed. Now, six months later, he attempts to find out what happened - was the fire truly an accident? And who is responsible for the smear campaign against him?
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.
It's a culinary tour de France for Carolyn Blue and her family as they travel through Normandy and the Loire valley with a group of academics. Where better to write about food than France? But, of course, murder shows up on the menu.
Frank Corso is a rising New York journalist until a libel suit brings his career to an end and leaves him a pariah. But then he finds new evidence - including a fresh new murder - that suggests a reviled convicted serial killer, now facing execution, didn't do it.
Cuban-American PI Lupe Solano's innocent attempts to help a family friend get to the bottom of a shady business deal brings a relentless killer to her door.
NYPD detective April Woo is back to solve the case of a serial killer who targets young New York City brides.
When Professor Mayhew is murdered in her own home, Jack Stryke's team believes it a straightforward case of domestic homicide - until a student of the dead professor is murdered in an unsavoury part of town.
Noir Kinsey Millhone. The disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing as she taps into the intricacies of a cunning Medicare fraud.
14 years after being abducted with her twin, Jenna Kirk returns to her hometown in an attempt to find out what happened that night and, in particular, what became of her sister. With the help of two high school friends she begins to put together the pieces of a disturbing and frightening puzzle.
When a schoolteacher at a prestigious English prep school dies suddenly, Mrs. Malory gets shanghaied into being a substitute teacher. It's not long before she realizes there was something strange about her predecessor's untimely death - and about her eerily and overly obedient students.
Chicago mob boss Jake Romano gets international thief Julianna Saint to attempt the heist of North Michigan Avenue Bank. When it goes awry, Julianna escapes, but Commander Larry Cole tracks her to a palatial estate in the Caribbean.
The year the Guadalajara cartel tortured and murdered Kiki Camarena Jack Novak was working out of the Nogales DEA office. Within six months he'd find himself facing down the worst of Central American drug traffickers, avenging the kidnapping of an innocent and stopping a crooked politician with his sights on the Mexican presidency.
Cassandra Burdette is competing at the Qualifying School for the LPGA tour. The standout is Kaitlin Rupert, whose talent and beauty are eclipsed only by her attitude. When Kaitlin's psychiatrist is found brutally murdered, Cassandra becomes the police's prime suspect.
As the war draws to an end, Kohler is plotting his mistress's escape to Spain when he and St Cyr are recalled to Paris. The finance minister's wife has been murdered in a hit meant for General Petain himself and the pair have been detailed to catch these 'flykillers'.
Bob Skinner is out for an evening stroll with his old flame Louise Banks, now an international film star, when a shotgun attack sends the pair diving for cover. For Skinner, the task of tracking down the stalker has become very personal.
Winner of the John Creasy Award. Lucy Fly, a young vulnerable English girl living and working in Tokyo, is the chief suspect in a murder. She reveals her past, dangerously ambiguous and compromising, as she is interrogated by the police.
Married naval lieutenant commanders Alan Craik and Rose Siciliano live for the next risk, as well as each other. When Alan's posting to the CIA spy school is suddenly cancelled, along with Rose's astronaut training program, they are devastated. Somehow they have been implicated in the CIA's hunt for a traitor code-named 'Top Hook' - and now their only chance is to uncover his treacherous scheme themselves.
Rae Newborn has moved to Folly Island to restore the house of her mysterious great-uncle. But as disturbing incidents multiply, she begins to wonder whether she is paranoid, or whether a threat is really there. Recommended.
Dave Cunane, head of Pimpernel Investigation, is hired by an international football player to hunt down the kidnappers of a baby girl. He soon realizes that his new employers are involved in some highly illegal activities and that some of Manchester's more successful criminals are being blackmailed.
When the bullet-riddled body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant DA Dismas Hardy finds himself prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trial of the century. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law.
Georgian historical mystery. Tutor Robert Fairfax is asked by Bath's local magistrate to investigate after the flamboyant Colonel Sir James Delabole is found poisoned. There are no shortage of suspects. First among them is the Colonel's browbeaten second wife. And then there is the handsome young officer he first befriended and then publicly humiliated.
Santa Rita County DA Kathryn Mackay faces the battle of her life when her longtime rival Robert Simmons is murdered and she is accused of the crime. With the death penalty hanging over her head, Kathryn and new husband detective Dave Granz set out to uncover the truth, even as new and damning evidence appears at every turn.
Small-town homemaker/sleuth Lucy Stone of Tinker's Cove, Maine, helps plan a wedding and winds up searching for a killer when the groom is found dead.
Canadian author. In the broken heart of a cold city, a shy, solitary woman seeks her soulmate - someone who will finally love her. Hidden away from a world that rejected him, a tortured man finds the one woman who can absolve him of his monstrous sins - and redeem his soul. She thinks she's found the man of her dreams - until he becomes her worst nightmare. Because his love has turned to obsession, his obsession to madness, his madness to murder.
4th in the series of Galeran de Lesneven mysteries, set in medieval France. The bells are still ringing for mass as thousands of pilgrims leave the town of Puy on their long jounrey to Santiago de Compostela. At dusk the assassin will strike once, twice, then...
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.
North Carolina innkeeper Alex Winston discovers a new attraction at the county fair: a corpse.
Summer, 1968: Mepmphis PI Smokey Dalton hopes to start a new life in Chicago, but is surrounded by the violence and paranoia of the events leading up to the Democratic National Convention. And then a neighbourhood boy disappears and the body of another is found tortured on his doorstep. Recommended.
Search-and-rescue is Tally Nowata's profession. But now she's out of her element, half a world away from Wyoming's Grand Tetons, stranded alone in Australia's Tanami desert. She's hunting for those she loves and running from those who want to kill her.
A mystery by 15 Irish writers: a madcap chase after an unpublished manuscript by James Joyce.
Potshot, Arizona, is a former mining town transformed into a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape their pressures. But a local gang is exploiting and systematically robbing the town, and so Spenser is called in to put the group out of business and establish a police force. Recommended.
Cloistered in a remote sanctuary exiled Beijing investigator Shan Tao Yun has received shattering news. A teacher revered by the oppressed has been found slain. And one by one her orphaned students have followed her into the grave, victims of a child-killer. He must abandon his mountain hermitage and fight to restore spiritual balance to Tibet.
Poised to win confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General, Daniel Wyatt suddenly finds himself on trial for murder - and the target of a relentless killer.
The photos pinned to the Strategy Wall in Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq's office prove that he and his colleagues are up against a monster this time - or is it monsters? First there's the baffling murder by incineration of eight people in Britain, which seems to have been done simply to steal a corpse. Next it's two Canada Customs officials who are killed so the corpse can be smuggled into Vancouver. Mixed in with these mysteries is a local porn king, a network of wealthy connoisseurs obsessed with made-to-order snuff videos, and a slew of deformed bodies that are being dumped around the Gulf Islands. Then there's the madman the Mounties don't know about. The psycho to end all psychos, who has confounded them before. And this time he's looking for diabolical revenge...
Returning to his native New Mexico, Indian Health Services psychologist Ben Pecos finds himself involved in the murder of a trader in traditional native fetishes. The accused is Salvador Zuni, a master carver, with many lucrtive secrets. Now someone is after them - and is willing to kill to get them.
When a local land developer is found murdered outside his home in Twin Buttes, Wyoming, Native American activist Charlie Redtail, vehemently opposed to the victim's plans to build on sacred ground, is immediately charged with the crime and the local DA is demanding the death penalty. Small-town lawyer Abner Hill's quest for the truth will open old, unhealed wounds.
Writer Kate Ivory's neighbours, the Fosters, seem perfectly respectable until the retired couple are killed in a contract killing. Then her neighbour on the other side, Oxford academic Jeremy Wells, starts behaving strangely.
Singer/dancer Morgan Taylor accepts a gig on a Caribbean cruise ship, anticipating three weeks of show tunes and suntans. Instead she learns that the entertainer she is replacing died under suspicious circumstances. And then Morgan's beautiful but back-stabbing roommate is found floating in the Bahamian waters.
Heaven Lee comes to New Orleans to cook for the Sisters of the Holy Trinity's annual benefit dinner. But when the Sisters' prized crucifix goes missing and a local coffee importer turns up dead, stabbed with Heaven's knife, she finds herself in hot water with the local police.
Lord Henry Nanther - physician to Queen Victoria, expert of his day on diseases of the blood, presents himself as a rather uninspiring subject in the diaries he left behind for posterity. But blood will out. And when the present Lord Nanther decides to write a biography of his great-grandfather, 'monstrous, quite appalling things' emerge.
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. Recommended.
Barbara Holloway is retained to represent a man accused of murder. Her father has been retained to represent a woman accused of the same heinous crime. When his client ends up dead, both father and daughter begin to suspect there may be a third suspect. Recommended.
Ex-Secret Service agent Billy Tree has returned home to Falls City, Nebraska to heal. But a shocking sniper attack at the local high school that leaves two teachers dead is followed by another murder and Billy can't refuse the sheriff's request for help.
Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus is asked by Senator Lucius Arruntius to investigate the killing of a young woman. Her body was found, throat cut, on the morning after an all-female noctural rite of the good Goddess. Marcus is assisted by his wife Priscilla and a feisty flutegirl.