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First mystery to feature a computer with a mind like Miss Marple and hardware that hides a suspiciously human heart. Turing Hopper is an Artificial Intelligence Personality housed in a mainframe computer who, when her creator Zack begins missing work, senses foul play...
When three women are brutally stabbed to death - each with a finger severed - Washington homicide detectives Frank Kearney and Jose Phelps find a clue in a crack house raid that leads them onto the trail of an Internet stalker whose mind games have turned dangerously real. Recommended.
Upon the death of her no-good husband, feisty Samantha Shaw gives herself a sexy makeover, buys a dating service and vows to track down the thug who threatened her and her kids. When she finds him, it becomes clear that someone even more dangerous is gunning for her.
The Nashville band Black Bart and the Cousins is on tour in England, but band leader Bart has an indictment waiting for him back home. Publicist Doug Perkins must keep the news out of the London press. Then he learns that what is really going on is both shocking and with deadly consequences.
Wisecracking guardian angel Augusta Goodnight is back and is on a mission, warm muffins in hand, to help Minda Hobbs solve the mystery of the murder of Minda's ne'er-do-well cousin and to wrap up some unfinished business from 1916.
Well-known television actress Caroline Fawley has given up her acting career for the love of business tycoon Marius Fleetwood. She is under the belief that his elegant country manison and the money to support it will be hers on his death. But then one day virtually everything she believed about Marius is proved false.
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.
The best mystery stories of the year.
Ten years ago a murder tore them apart. Now it's brought homicide lieutenant Conor Rafferty and FBI Special Agent Carolyn Monahan back together in an uneasy alliance as they pursue a serial killer who is terrorizing Boston - and who might also be responsible for the murder of Carolyn's sister.
A dinner party in Fedborough is enlivened by the discovery of a human torso in the cellar of the hosts. Jude, a guest at the party, returns later with her friend Carole, and questions the locals who, though ordinarily distrustful of outsiders, are surprisingly forthcoming.
Albuquerque private eye Bubba Mabry's search for a missing husband ends with finding the object of his search dead in the desert.
Inspector Witherspoon treads dangerous political waters when he's not convinced a suicide was a suicide and starts poking around. It's up to his housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and her staff to do some sleuthing of their own and nudge the Inspector in the right direction.
The story opens with Sicilian police inspector Salva Montalbano's mysterious tete-a-tete with a mafioso, some inexlicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in the mountains. 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. Recommended.
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.
After a disgraced businessman mysteriously vanishes amidst corporate scandal, his wife is compelled to investigate her husband's misdeeds. Stirring up anger among his rich and secretive clients, she hits upon a shocking revelation riddled with deadly implications.
When Grissom and Sarah are called away for a forensics conference, Catherine is in charge of CSI. While Nick and Warrick work with Catherine to analyze evidence in a strangely cold case, Gil and Sarah find troubles of their own.
Harry Bosch, fed up with LAPD, has retired. But when he rediscovers a startling, unsolved murder among the old case files he's been poring over, he knows he can't rest until he finds the killer, with or without a badge.
A former boss calls in a career's worth of favours and Paul Brenner, despite his early retirement from the Army's Criminal Investigative Division, goes back to work, investigating a murder that took place in Vietnam 30 years before.
Eureka, California, 1941: when police detective Zeke Bannon investigates a suspicious death, he threatens the political ambitions of Sheriff Thomas Culhane, who is launching a bid to become the state's next governor.
Elizabethan herbalist Susanna, Lady Appleton, infiltrates a ring of conspirators to thwart a plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth. Susanna impersonates her friend who's been trampled to death by horses and discovers a turncoat who will stop at nothing to silence her.
Detroit PI Amos Walker is up to his neck in international drug-smuggling, hit squads, double-identities, music industry gangsters and a client who's nothing but trouble.
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.
Nina Zero, who single-handedly blew up LAX - by mistake, is finally judged worthy of release from prison. She launches a new career as a paparazza to cover the electrifying demise of a heavy metal group in a hotel hot tub. Soon, however, she realizes that someone is killng paparazzi.
Food writer Carolyn Blue arrives in San Francisco only to find her mother-in-law, Professor Vera Blue, has been charged with first degree murder. Includes San Francisco recipes.
When his wife becomes the victim of a serial killer, country performer Eddie Long turns the trauma into the best song he's ever written. Now his dream of stardom is coming true. Greed, love and mayhem set against Nashville's country music scene.
Rose Tailor is next in line for an AB negative heart, but the President needs a transplant and jumps the queue. Rose's lawyer son Spence steals the heart back and goes on the run from the Secret Service and the FBI. When the President's political opponents learn that terrorists have the heart, they send the CIA to help them out.
Celebrity mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is riding out Schoolman College's first tornado in over sixty years. She is there to teach a creative writing class, but instead finds herself investigating the death of two men who died when they chose to brave the tornado rather than take cover.
While Benni is trying to plan two weddings, the local historical society asks her to catalogue the contents of some old trunks. Finding clues to a decades old murder, Benni starts to sniff around but there are those who would rather let sleeping dogs lie.
FBI profiler Mary Cantrell returns home to Minneapolis only to find that her sister has befriended the man convicted of her best friend's murder. Now clues to fresh killings lead to that man.
Abbie, a 25-year-old Londoner, wakes in a darkened room where a strange man terrorizes her and abuses her. When she escapes, she can't convince anyone of the kidnapping and discovers that her life has been destroyed. She resolves to determine what has happened to her, and why, and to rebuild herself.
Author and recovering alcoholic Walter Snow has writer's block - until he meets Clyde Potts and her friend Fox Harris, who break him in with easy, petty cons, eventually upping the ante until the demented duo devise their ultimate prank: sabotaging a huge corporate monster.
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?
Evan Delaney is shocked to learn that her ex-sister-in-law has joined The Remnanat, a fanatical Wyoming cult, and is seeking to regain custody of her 6-year-old son Luke, currently in Evan's care while his father is away with the military. Along with her lawyer Jesse Blackburn, she attempts to meet the Remnant head-on.
Semi-retired FBI agent Harrison is brought back to duty after the murder of a fingerprint analyst. The trail leads to a secretive river community who have worked on the Mississippi for centuries. A link is found to the unsolved murder of a young boy in the bayous.
1836. Ensign Marc Edwards, newly arrived in Upper Canada, is sent to the Cobourg area to find out what happened to Lieutenanat Governor John Colborne's spy, Joshua Smallman, sent to report on the angry farmers rallying to the cause of William Lyon Mackenzie. Did Smallman walk accidentally into an old Indian trap, or was he murdered?
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.
Toronto shopkeeper Lara McClintoch must sift through the layers of Bangkok society to find a fellow antique dealer - alive or dead.
NYPD Detective Jane Bauer is just two months and one case away from retirement. Four years ago Arlen Quill was found dead in the entryway to his apartment building. When Jane decides to interview Quill's old neighbours she discovers that every single occupant at the time of the murder subsequently disappeared. She knows that mere homicide isn't enough to drive people from their rent-controlled apartments.
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.
After her brothers are killed one by one, Kate Rashid swears vengeance. Her enemies will pay - and this means Sean Dillon, Blake Johnson, and the President of the United States.
When the body of a middle-aged petroleum engineer from the CIA is found hidden on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the FBI grabs the case away from Chee. But now a lawyer is asking Leaphorn's help on the murder, trying to discover why Washington is interfering. Leaphorn's map lines are soon connecting tribal oil and gas royalties with a coke smuggling operation and an exotic animal ranch.
In the grounds of a Yorkshire nursing home a young Asian health worker, whose job made her loved and respected, is found dead. DI John Handford is on the case, but when DS Khalid Ali is assigned to him, he's not happy with the implied criticism of his handling of a previous case. As the investigation proceeds, animosity grows.
When teenaged Janelle Harvey disappears on her way home in the remote town of Trout Run in New York's Adirondacks, new Police Chief Frank Bennett finds his investigation blocked at every turn by the close-knit townfolk who don't want their secrets uncovered.
Danny Innes hasn't seen his daughter for two years when the British embassy in Bangkok informs him that she has been arrested for drug smuggling and awaits a probable death sentence in a hellish Chiang Mai jail. He leaves London for Thailand, but the girl in jail isn't his daughter. He follows the faintest of trails up into the lawless mountain region near Myanmar, where opium grows in abundance. Recommended.
A routine age discrimination lawsuit leads to the shooting death of a key witness, gunned down in her Cadillac. Savvy up-and-coming attorney Rachel Gold finds herself with a case far older and more dangerous than she and her 63-year-old client understand.
Someone mails Alex Delaware a photo album filled with gruesome crime scene photos. When Milo sees the photos he recognizes one as a crime he worked on twenty years ago and which is still unsolved. They set out to correct that.
On a night that will haunt him forever, ex-cop Max Freeman killed a 12-year-old child in self-defense in a Philadelphia shootout. Since then he has lived on the edge of the Florida Everglades. But now he has found the corpse of a child along a riverbank, and he's pulled back into the twisted maze of law and order - as a murder suspect. Edgar nominee.
A legal thriller - probing the deadly secrets of a large corporate law firm - and the even dealier secrets of their clients. When Chicago attorney Emma Davis arranges a transfer of assets of a recently deceased multimillionaire to a charitable trust fund set up in his will, she's accosted by the Mob.
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.
Successful Titus Cain must make a series of unfortunate investments, totalling 64 million dollars. Otherwise one by one his family and friends will be murdered in a seemingly accidental, yet agonizingly slow manner.
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.
A forty year mole hunt in the CIA, featuring dirty tricks expert Harvey Torriti, known as the Sorcerer, and his Apprentice, Jack McAuliffe, recruited fresh out of Yale and learning tradecraft, and the real-life James Angleton. Recommended.
Espionage in Thailand, Vietnam and New York City. Restless, impatient, ruthless and ambitious, Stefani Fogg has committed all the sins available to a woman in a man's world. Now she's lured into the decades-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of a man they called the Silk King.
Unemployed rock guitarist Chris Nielson takes a job housesitting on a desolate Maryland island for his father's rich friend. But Chris soon discovers things are not quite what they seem when he becomes a prisoner in a madman's world.
Sheriff Dave Granz and his wife, California DA Kathryn McKay, must find a serial killer targeting Catholic Priests before he makes his final judgment. With the spectre of sexual abuse and money laundering hanging over the Church, few are willing to offer their confessions.
Special Agent Antonio Burns, a climber by nature, a cop by trade, has come to Laramie, Wyoming to investigate a woman's deadly plunge. He connects the woman's not-so-accidental death to the trial of two men about to be executed for a crime they did not commit.
A man struggles to reclaim his wife and son, apparently abducted by his long-lost brother.
When Ruth Gemmel's younger brother Alex fails to return her calls, she sets off to check up on him. Unable to find him in Grenwell, the town where he's been living and teaching, she begins enquiries. The locals are unhelpful, the police uncooperative. As Ruth becomes concerned that something terrible has happened to Alex, events escalate mysteriously, dangerously out of control.
Sexy - and totally insane - scientist Dr. Judith White returns (remember her? - she attempted to populate the earth with mutant man-eating tiger people) with yet another plan for world domination. She's putting her formula into a trendy brand of bottled water.
Charleston antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn reluctantly attends a seance at her friend C.J.'s newly-bought fixer-upper. When the psychic who conducts the seance is forced to the other side, permanently, Abbey leaps into action.
A secret project testing a computer-based program to return a pilotless plane back to base nearly ends in disaster, and the developer suspects someone is tampering with the code. Meanwhile a flight that may intersected its trajectory goes down in the Gulf of Alaska and the FAA claims that the pilot was drunk.
Phoebe Fairfax arrives at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta to interview paleontologist Dr. Graham Maxwell. Maxwell is at the start of a world tour to exhibit his new find, fossils of a new hominid species that apparently played and appreciated music. But then Phoebe finds Maxwell murdered and the fossils missing.
Homicide cop Tom McMichael must put aside an old family blood feud when 84-year-old city patriarch Pete Braga is found bludgeoned to death. Braga's beautiful nurse is a suspect - she says she stepped out for some firewood, but key evidence suggests otherwise. The investigation soon expands to include Braga's business, his family, the Catholic diocese, an Indian casino, a prostitute, a cop, and McMichael's own family.
At last the Great War is over. Amelia, now a grandmother, is preparing for another season of Egyptian excavation. But a new danger and new adversary will present themselves.
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.
Joe McGuire, recently retired from the Boston police force, has become a freelance investigator. Lawyer Orin Flanigan has a mysterious assignment for him, which involves locating the elusive fraudster Ross Myers. But then Flanigan is found murdered and Joe must discover what was behind both the investigation and the murder, and if the two are related.
Wall Street broker Jeffrey Blaine rebukes entrepreneur Chet Fiore's offer to participate in a money-laundering scheme, so the Mafia lieutenant abducts Blaine's daughter. Blaine soon is empowered by Fiore's demands and the two men form an alliance that changes their lives.
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.
When Sano Ichiro's wife Reiko is kidnapped with three other women, including the shogun's wife, Sano is forced to work with his sworn enemies. When a ransom note reveals a surprising target of the kidnapper's plot, it creates another impossible situation for Sano.
Bill Smith learns that his 15-year-old nephew Greg has been arrested on the streets of New York City. Before he can find out what is going on, Greg escapes. With the help of his partner, Lydia Chin, he tries to find the missing teen. Bill tracks his estranged sister to a small town in New Jersey where nothing matters but high school football. Edgar nominee.
Having turned her life around to become a successful mechanic, Munch Mancini hasn't forgotten her friend Ellen, who went to prison while Munch went straight. Now, just before Ellen's release, her mother and stepfather are murdered - and their killer wants something from Ellen.
Precious Ramotswe's assistant, Mma Makutsi, wants a husband and needs help with her idea to open the Kalahari Typing School For Men.
When Grace Meade, a former member of the World War II Resistance, is murdered, her daughter, Jillian, becomes the main suspect and refuses to speak to FBI Special Agent Alex Cruz. When Jillian Meade goes missing from a psychiatric hospital, Cruz discovers that the roots of the case lie in a decades-old secret.
When an expert falconer is found shot to death, PI Frank Pavlicek smells something more deadly than a simple hunting accident. Something is contaminating the surrounding woods - something the Feds don't want to talk about. He threatens to uncover a group of domestic terrorists with a chilling agenda.
Tony Valentine returns to Atlantic City to retrace Doyle Flanagan's last case. His old partner was murdered in a bomb blast. He investigates a six-million-dollar casino takedown and uncovers a whole lot of bent people.
Skye Denison and the rest of Scumble River is celebrating its bicenntenial in style - with reenactments, a bingo tent, and a coal-tossing contest. But then the visiting guest of honour and descendent of the town's founder, Gabriel Scumble, is found murdered by a pickax.
Attorney Brady Coyne defends his beer buddy, pro athlete Mick Fallon, after his wife Kaye, who had just filed for divorce, is found murdered. When Mick suddenly disappears, Brag begins investigating Kaye's private life - which yields the most surprising secrets of all. Recommended.
Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah has a full plate when events concerning a controversial casino on the Reservation come to a head with the terrorist takeover of the Rez's coal mine and power plant and her young daughter's disappearance.
In time for Mother's Day: four mini-mysteries, one each from Mary Daheim, Carolyn Hart, Jane Isenberg and Shirley Rousseau Murphy.
Four novellas featuring culinary crime: Iakovou, Havill, Rubino, and Abresch.
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.
For seven years, month by month, Josh Redmont has received a cheque for $1000 issued by "United States Agent". He has no idea why. Now, on his way to meet his wife and children for a summer vacation, he is approached by a smiling stranger who says, "I am from United States Agent. You are now active."
When a group of students accidentally kill a fellow student, they decide not to own up, determined it won't ruin their lives or their friendship. But a decade later they're about to become reacquainted under tragic circumstances.
A grisly murder of a Seville restraunt tycoon leads police detective Javier Falcon, through interviews and journals, to the seamy side of his father's life. The elder Falcon was a famous painter and, it transpires, connected to the dead tycoon in Tangiers during the Spanish Civil War.
Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington hits the streets of Manhattan to help a colleague with a celebrity divorce case. When the undercover work Stone sets up turns dirty - and catastrophic - Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hidden among the glitterati of New York's high society.
The murder of local university student Shep Noble casts suspicion on the Donna Woodleaf family - after all, Shep did try to rape Donna. But the discovery of Donna's brutal murder complicates the case, leading Vermont-based sleuth Ruth Willmarth to discover that hatred runs deep in this small town.
Big Easy lawyer Danny Chaisson is back to settle an emotionally charged dispute between the Old South and the new - and finds himself caught in the middle.
The discovery of a man's body in one of New Haven, Connecticut's sleazier motels turns out to be anything but a simple murder case for William Shute and his fellow detectives. Yet the pressure is on to wrap it up before the arrival, for a rally, of the 60,000 members of the religious group known as the Sons of Gods.
When a judge for a deep fat frying contest disappears, along with a butcher's knife from Quill and Meg's kitchen, the Quilliam sisters know they have a new murder to solve.
The far right is waging war on radical environmentalists, and soft-spoken Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has waded into the middle when he looks into the bizarre death of an environment activist. Recommended.
Housekeeper Mrs. Malloy has been moonlighting at a private detective's office. Ellie Haskell drops in after hours for a chat when a client walks in and mistakes the pair for private eyes. Lady Krumley believes that the daughter of a parlour maid who was wrongfully dismissed thirty years ago is the cause of a string of fatal accidents in the Krumley family.
Jack Reacher goes undercover to investigate the disappearance of a federal agent from a drug dealer's home. But Reacher has a personal reason to get closer. The dealer has a link to a man in Reacher's past - a man Reacher killed. Or did he?
New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with the sophisticated looks she achieves with their scrapbooks. But among her client's keepsakes she finds a tip of her own - about a murder.
Suburban sleuth Jane Jeffry is on the case when a house renovation turns deadly.
A plastic surgeon wakes in a hospital 12 days after being shot in his own home to learn that his wife is dead and that his infant daughter has been kidnapped. The kidnappers contact him, letting him know that there will 'no second chance' if he brings the authorities in. He will have to deal with them himself, with only a grim determination to assist him.
PI Nathan Heller takes on the Chicago mob - and carries on with bombshell Jayne Mansfield.
DI Don Packham and DC Frank Mitchell are after a clever killer. A member of the local darts team has been found bludgeoned to death.
Deadly secrets abound beneath the surface of the island's elite art world. J. W. Jackson is enlisted in the search for two ancient soapstone eagles from Africa. Could the case be linked to the headless, handless corpse found on a bridle path six months earlier?
Luther Ewing is like no other cop. Half-Vietnamese, half-black, a loner. When the Russian mob brings its drug trade to his city - digging up a past he'd rather forget - Ewing decides to take on the mob - alone.
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.
The Emperor Constantine attempts to consolidate power by means of the Christian Church, but a series of inconvenient murders makes it necessary to employ a spy.
Midnight Louie, the black cat detective, is hunting a mysterious and possibly murderous organization of renegade magicians called the Synth, which has been making Las Vegas too hot for some of Louie's human friends. Temple Barr is helping out, while homicide lieutenant C. R. Molina is investigating the murder of a young stripper.
The sins of our forebears haunt the generations of the present: a detective learns of his ex-wife's suicide and travels to Morocco to uncover the secrets of her family, rooted in French-occupied Morocco during the Gestapo occupation.
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.
When Frank Beck, a sympathetic dreamer on a lifelong losing streak is found hanged during a lonely Minnesota snowstorm, both Detective Mars Bahr and Frank's family assume that Frank committed suicide and seek to move on. But in reconstructing the events that led to the death, Mars unearths a conspiracy connected to a Civil War era flag and the legacy of the Minnesota Volunteers.
Benni goes back to 1978 to take a closer look at her college days and her first husband Jack, as she stitches together an event from her past and a crime from her present.
Three women helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are prime suspects in his murder. Detective Sergeant Roan Griffith must determine if one of them has become a killer. And if so, can he blame her, let alone bring her to justice.
Harvey is out of prison, looking for a big score. His wife Kim has planned a big diamond robbery with Harvey's old friend Matt Singh until Matt is gunned down in a mall parking lot. But now Kim is heavily involved with Sandy, a younger man. The two of them will proceed with the diamond heist, but they need a driver. Harvey.
Private eye Fran Varady finds a nice flat and takes a job at a pizzeria while pursuing her acting. But her new, cozy life is in jeopardy when she runs afoul of a ruthless organization.
Anne Joy's sadistic brother Vic is now a modern-day pirate whose murderous crew is terrorizing the Gulf Coast. He is obsessed with his sister and will do whatever it takes to drive away Anne's lovers, past and present - even murder. This obsession puts him on a collision course with Thorn and everything Thorn values, including the daughter of his closest friend.
New Orleans, 1835. An old freedwoman has been found dead in a shack. Could her murder be linked to the legends of a fortune in gold hidden by the pirate Jean Lafitte? Or to the wedding of two of the city's richest families? To find the answer, January and Rose must navigate a swamp of hate and greed.
Alex McKnight finds himself lying facedown on the floor with a gun to the back of his head after a game of cards turns into a professional heist at the home of local developer Win Vargas. Both Vargas and police chief Roy Maven consider Alex one of their lead suspects.
When the Dialogues are submitted to a local literary competition, claiming responsibility for three deaths, Dalziel and Pascoe find themselves embroiled in a deadly duel of wits against a killer known only as the Wordman: a brilliant sociopath who leaves literary clues in his wake ... and who hides in plain sight.
Justice department investigator Philip Barkley has been sidelined since he became a whistleblower. He is about to leave DC and return to California when the aide to a Presidential hopeful goes missing. He is teamed up with an FBI agent, but the pressure is being exerted not to learn the truth but to close the case before it can do political damage.
In a steamy Mississippi town John Waters, a happily married man, fears he is being stalked by an obsessive former lover.
Teamed up with four doctors from a pharmaceutical company in a pro-am tournament, up-and-coming golfer Cassie Burdette is afraid she'll overdose on their over-sized egos. But then one of them turns up dead.
From the author of MONSTRUM and VADIM. Tom Chapel learns that his 17-year-old daughter Romilly will inherit on her 21st birthday a 28 million dollar fortune from an old Resistance fighter. Shortly after Romilly is brutally attacked and left in a coma. Meanwhile, in the mountains north of Nice, a drought is allowing the flooded village of St. Just to reappear, exposing a legacy left there by Jews who were betrayed by fellow Frenchmen.
Milo Sturgis seeks the help of Alex Delaware after a promising young artist is found garroted. This murder turns out to be connected to the fatal stabbing of well-known blues guitarist Baby Boy Lee. The case takes a surprising twist when it turns out that the victims were both clients of Alex's ex-lover, Robin Castagna.
Writer Stephen Barrow takes an innocent photo of his daughter as she plays in the tub. The photo lab calls the police and suddenly he finds himself on his way to trial. Reporter Theresa Mulholland begins by assuming Barrow is guilty, but as she pursues the story becomes determined to see him get justice.
Janis Parker is dead and her roommate Stephanie is missing. DS Stella Mooney has her first suspect in the shape of Mark Ross, Stephanie's boyfriend and Janis's secret lover. But then another body is discovered - slashed 50 times. Clearly these are no domestic murders.
Even though Jody manages her investigation business as if her U.S. Marshall father were still alive, she's head and shoulder above the competition. Her current case involves a jewel thief who jumps from larceny to murder when a woman is found strangled to death with her own pearl necklace. But Jody believes the convicted man is innocent.
A psychological thriller set in 1954: US Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck Aule arrive at Ashcliffe Hospital - a federal hospital for the criminally insane - to search for an escaped patient. But the more they investigate, the more they come to believe they have been summoned to this small island in Massachusett's Outer Harbor to discover the true nature of Ashcliffe's "treatments".
Psychological thriller. After 7-year-old William Dickson watches his friend Fat Norris fall to his death from a tree, he learns how easy it is to kill and get away with it. But can his memory of past events be completely trusted?
To clear her teenaged son Dylan of suspicion of murder, Keely Bennett must battle her worst fears, an indifferent police force, and a vengeful D.A. All the while someone very close to her is watching her every move, to prevent her investigation for exposing a conspiracy of secrets and lies.
Kurt Wallander links the murder of a real estate agent in Sweden to South Africa, where Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison. Wallander must content with KGB agents and white Afrikaaner terrorists.
Brother Bartholomew of Cape Cod's Faith Abbey finds himself in Bermuda on a spiritual retreat that turns into an investigation into the murders of the young, willing participants in the island's thriving drug trade.
His first novel in 7 years. Two old friends on an ordinary hiking trip discover that the deeper they get into the primeval wilderness, the greater the tension between them becomes - until the simmering hostility erupts into a life or death struggle for survival.
Andre Lemoine, a researcher in gene therapy, races to save the young African boy from AIDS. Meanwhile his depressive ex-wife and his criminal brother are threatening all he has worked for. But Lemoine will stop at nothing to find the cure.
Re-released to tie-in to the Showcase television series. Clinical pathologist Tony Hill is brought in to profile a serial killer and becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills in which he has to use every ounce of skill and nerve to survive.
Reissued to tie-in to the television series. Young girls are disappearing around the country and there is nothing to connect them to one another, let alone to the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind.
Colorado: circumstantial evidence mounts against Antonio Burns's renegade brother after a dispute between local activists and developers leaves a young man dead. The local police show no interest in finding the real killer. The answer may take Burns on a climb for his life through the jagged peaks and a hidden labyrinth of caves.
When plans for her friend's 90th birthday celebration are marred by murder and mystery, small-town homemaker and amateur detective Lucy Stone starts looking for a killer.
Cavanagh, former member of Delta Force, is hired to protect a brilliant scientist named Prescott from, he claims, a powerful drug lord seeking the highly addictive drug he has invented. After training Prescott in escape and evasion, Cavanagh's team is attacked and entirely wiped out - and Prescott seemed to be in collusion with the attackers.
Reporter Will Dunby learns that his lawyer wife Sandy has had an automobile accident that has left her in a coma. Will's friend Dieter, a cop in the small Minnesota town, believes it was a suicide attempt. Unwilling to accept this conclusion, Will digs deeper.
In the city of Seattle no single woman is safe. The blonde film student is strangled. The brunette paralegal is repeatedly stabbed. The red-headed artist is pushed out a window. A serial killer finds ever new ways to demonstrate his love.
Plans for the 25th reunion of Mellingham High School are underway. But one member of the Class of '69 is out for revenge, one has disappeared, and one is found in a coma. Police chief Joe Silva investigates.
Nick Cassidy returns to Dublin after 10 years in America, 10 years after his son disappeared. He is determined to find out at last what exactly happened. Little does he realize that his investigation would soon unleash further violence, taking him into a terrifying world that he barely knew existed.
Law student Jack Mullen learns that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. It has been ruled an accident, but Jack believes otherwise. His attempt to learn the truth runs into the barricade of lawyers, police and paid protectors that separate the multi-billionaire summer residents from local workers like Peter.
Old-time rancher Carson Woolsley's frozen corpse turns up after a blizzard. Ben Tripp earns a few enemies in the Montana town of Pintler after he starts investigating the death.
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 true-crime author Marie Lightfoot first reads the email message, she assumes it merely a sick joke. The man writes that he loves her work and that he and Marie seem to have a lot in common - because he is a killer much like the ones Marie writes about. Now he wants to give Marie the 'opportunity' to understand murder from the inside - by becoming his next victim.
Chadwick is teaching at a tough-love school for wayward teenagers, still recovering from the loss of his career, marriage, and daughter. But when he's asked to kidnap the girl who witnessed his daughter's suicide ten years ago, past and present collide to open the vicious scars of memory.
When defense attorney Andy Carpenter's father dies, he is left with 22 million dollars, the mystery of how his father amassed this fortune, and his father's request that he take the appeal of a death row prisoner. With the help of his newfound love, PI Laurie Collins, and his golden lab Tara, he discovers a link between three powerful New Jersey figures and his new client. Edgar nominee.
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.
A black man and a white woman, both naked, are found dead, hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. Lucas Davenport, now a special troubleshooter for the state, does not know yet that there is much worse to come.
Cassandra, a beautiful young seeress, staggers across the Roman market and dies in the arms of Gordianus the Finder. Like her Trojan namesake she was reputed to have the gift of prophecy and Gordianus becomes obsessed with peeling away the veils of secrecy surrounding her death.
Detective Doug Bard defies the sheriff and the D.A. for Chumash County after he becomes convinced that the wrong man is facing the death penalty for setting the devastating house fire that claimed the lives of a kindly local retiree and his 11-year-old piano student.
Moses Wine sets off for Northern California where his college-age son Simon - a radical environmentalist - is accused of killing a logger. He will be forced to ally himself with his hostile ex-wife.
Liz Ames returns to Key West when her sister Rachel disappears after leaving a strange message on Liz's answering machine. Within days of her arrival the idyllic community is terrorized by a mysterious suicide, another disappearance, and the murder of a teenaged girl.
A game of chance at Beau Brummel's gentleman's club escalates into a duel - when stuffy government official Theobold Jacombe practically dares a young military office to fight him. But then Jacombe is found murdered, leaving the officer as a suspect and Brummel with a mystery on his hands.
When Tony Valentine's romance with the lady wrestler comes to its inevitable end he takes a trip to South Florida's Micanopy Indian Reservation Casino to investigate crooked blackjack and fixed basketball games. Tony will get a chance to test his recently enhanced wrestling skills against some Everglades gators.
A widow at the age of 52, Lynne Montgomery has rediscoverd her first love: travel. But murder adds itself to the itinerary when Lynn and her group head for California's Gold Rush Country.
After two weeks as the new salesclerk at Juliana's, Fort Lauderdale's ultra-exclusive clothing boutique, Helen Hawthorne still feels out of fashion. Then she discovers that the manager has been embezzling money and selling designer drugs along with the designer clothes. Add murder to the mix and Helen's dead-end job is downright deadly.
When editor-in-chief of Gloss Magazine Cat Jones loses her nanny to murder, she assigns writer Bailey Weggins to find the killer before the police do. Were the poisoned chocolates really meant for Cat? Maybe, but the nanny had an enemy list all of her own.
Josie Pigeon's trip to New York City with her long-time beau turns into a nightmare when the body of Sam's ex-girlfriend, the elegant Pamela Neel, is discovered in his apartment. Sam, the prime suspect, goes into emotional shell-shock, leaving Josie alone to sleuth her way through New York high society.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger receives a disturbing call from Nantucket's chief of police. The 5-month-old daughter of billionaire Darwin Bishop has been found murdered in her crib. The obvious suspect is Bishop's adopted sociopathic son Billy.
A treasury of ten stories, herbal lore, recipes and crafts for fans - and an introduction to Pecan Springs for new readers.
Someone is killing prominent members of Glasgow's Jewish community. Jazz-loving, street-smart DS Lou Perlman, a man who appears to buy his suits from Oxfam, is poking through the long, cold, December shadows to find the killer.
[Canadian authors]. Sequel to THE THIEF-TAKER. Plymouth harbour, 1815: Napoleon is present, aboard the HMS Bellerophon. Bow Street Runner Henry Morton believes he is somehow involved with the murder of a Frenchwoman, mistress of a count. His quest for the truth will take him from an exotic London brothel to carnage on a Dartmoor farm. Recommended.
Dispatched by a gentleman of her acquantance, Lord Trowbridge, to Netley Abbey to retrieve a parcel hidden among the ruins, Jane Austen happens upon a dying man.
Two murders occur simultaneously, one at Euston station, the other at King's Cross station. DI Tom Thorne makes the connection and reaches the conclusion - it is not one but two serial killers at work. Recommended.
New York City police detective Conrad Voort's childhood pal Meechum Keefe disappears, leaving Conrad a napkin on which are scrawled five names. Voort discovers that three of the names belong to people who have 'accidentally' died. As he tries to locate the other two, he uncovers a vast, nationwide conspiracy.
When Belle's deadbeat dad mysteriously dies en route to seeing her, she and Rosco start digging through his sketchy past to find the truth behind his strange life and suspicious death.
DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry attempt to solve another set of Peak District mysteries. Villagers of Withen are meeting fatal mishaps. One was battered to death and left out for the crows, and one chose the wrong time to call a neighbour, and one has been dead for two years, althought the missing girl's parents refuse to accept the fact.
Archaeologist Emma Fielding's excavations on the site of an 18th century village turn up a number of interesting artifacts. And then she digs up a dead security guard. The police put a stop to her digging for a time while they investigate. When she resumes, however, she unearths the director of the local historical society.
Burnt-out reporter Nelson Ingram is back - digging up the dark criminal secrets that hide beneath the sleepy surface of Lichfield, Alabama. But this time his suspicions could get him killed.
Maura Ryan retires from crime to be with the man she loves after pulling off a big gold bullion heist. But enemies from her past are closing in.
Assistant DA Marty Nickerson believes she has seen justice done when Manuel Rodgrigues is convicted of a brutal Cape Cod murder. But then another body turns up on the beach, and the DA refuses to reopen the case.
Life seems idyllic for Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid, new residents of London's bohemian Notting Hill. But life takes a sinister turn as they become involved in the mystery of a woman found murdered outside of her luxurious mansion. Recommended.
Kurt Austin and his NUMA Special Assignment Team are sent in to resolve a conflict between a Danish cruiser and radical environmentalist group. They discover that a shadowy multinational corporation is attempting to wrest control of the very seas themselves.
Artist Maggie Kean's life couldn't be better: her romance with a handsome sleuth and her art are both faring well. But when a body is found in her kiln, Maggie's back in a heated murder investigation.
The legal team of Mairead O'Clare and Sheldon Gold are faced with the challenge of defending Gold's childhood friend in a second murder trial. Especially tricky, since the victim was a juror from the first trial.
Huddled around the fire, lost in a Kent forest, Chaucer's pilgrims prepare to hear the Clerk of Oxford's ghostly tale of love and death.
Jason Harper was 12 when his brother was reported missing in action in Vietnam. He considered his brother dead, but 30 years later a knock on the door heralded the arrival of his long-lost sibling and the beginning of a terrifying journey of revenge.
Stephanie Plum pursues a skip to Las Vegas, and three mob guys want to make sure it's a one-way ticket.
Stephanie Plum is hired to find a missing child. But things aren't always as they seem, and she must determine which side of the law she is working on. Meanwhile, there's Morelli to deal with. And if the relationship with Morelli is getting rocky, is it time for Ranger to move in for the kill?
When Terry Saltz gets out of jail he takes a job as a night delivery driver and starts making new friends. But when one of the other drivers turns up dead and the cops are unable to solve the case, he decides to go looking for the murderer.
Philadelphia cop Eddie North is transferred to a street beat from the Organized Crime Unit, just as he was about to make a case against a major underworld figure. He becomes involved in a three-way struggle between the Mafia, the African-American community, and the police.
Is al-Qa'eda about to attack London? Who is the traitor in Britain, manipulating his opponents mercilessly? Tweed knows that time is running out, but bureaucrats are road-blocking his every move. What is the target? When is the attack?
Eve Cooper - photographer extraordinaire and the daughter of the newly elected President - finds the dead body of a White House usher in the Rose Garden. A scandalous photograph in his pocket induces a press feeding frenzy and Eve sets out to clear her father by finding the source of the photo.
Prominent archaeologists Walt and Jocelyn Gaines have just completed excavation of a Mayan ruin when they are waylaid by bandits and Jocelyn is fatally wounded. Their three sons try to reconstruct what happened after they learned their father is now living a life of surprising affluence with a mysterious young girlfriend.
Just when NYPD lieutenant Bernardino was ready to retire, he won the lottery. But when word gets out, the sharks start circling - and one of them wants to collect on an old debt. Now April Woo must track her friend's murderer by searching her own tightly knit family of officers for motives - and a suspect.
Internal affairs has some hard questions for Austin police officer Zoe Barrow after she fatally shoots Jesse Garcia during a standoff. Garcia was responsible for shooting Zoe's husband. Assigned to desk duty until she's cleared, she attempts to bring together the twisting leads.
Aud Norvingen is in a North Carolina forest rebuilding a cabin and grieving the death of her lover Julia when an old friend shows up and asks her help in finding his fiancee, who has gone missing in Manhattan.
As the new chief of detectives, Jake Hines smells trouble when a gang of drifters hits town. And when two male corpses turn up, he's determined to solve the case, especially since one of his own officers is implicated at the murder scene.
Despite the fact that all signs point to suicide, Claire Malvern is convinced that her husband was murdered. The only person who can help is Sheriff Nick Jordan, but even he thinks that Claire is simply in denial. But with his reluctant help, more evidence is uncovered.
When attempting to rebuild her cabin, musher Jessie Armold turns up a skeleton linked to a famous Alaska serial killer who operated decades earlier. The police move in, searching for new evidence as new crimes come to light.
Blake Johnson and Sean Dillon must prevent the enemies of the President from getting hold of a Hitler diary which details a meeting between emissaries of Hitler and Roosevelt to reach an armistice and turn their collective efforts against the Soviet Union. A close relative of the President was the American representative.
When the notorious cat burglar Quinn shows up in her apartment, Morgan Quinn can't refuse his desperate appeal. He intends to set a trap for a criminal far worse than a mere thief.
A man has 24 hours to find his missing schizophrenic sister before she can harm herself - or someone else.
Rob Tarrant is a genius at designing flying things. He designs a remote-controlled flying drone only a couple of inches long. The moment he describes the project to his boss at General Standards Corporation, his life becomes living hell. Someone is trying to kill him and it isn't clear if it is his company, his government, or someone else altogether.
Hollywood Star reporter Quinn Collins finds the dead body of famous producer Shane King. Shane was many things, most of them nasty, so narrowing down the suspect list is a challenge.
Ex-cop Ethan Truman, in charge of the exquisitely calibrated security for a legendary estate, is all that stands between an insidious killer and Hollywood's most dazzling star.
Promoted to a tribune of the Sixth Legion, Lucius Aurelius's task is to quell a war in Galilee that has already claimed the lives of the Emperor's footsoldiers. But the scene of the alleged slaughter turns up only a peaceful settlement of farmers, leaving the suspicious Lucius to question why he has been sent on such a futile mission.
Jessie and Neal Fox set off for Mexico in a sailboat, dreaming of a blissful vacation. Instead they encounter a body and a video camera floating at sea. The authorities want that camera - and so does someone else. Soon they find themselves pursued through the mountains of Mexico.
Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen receives a commission to write a love letter to the gorgeous aerobics instructor Stacy Lawrence. The letter works, gaining gawky Howard Murdoch a date. But, alas!, on Valentine's day Stacy is found bludgeoned to death with a Thigh Master and Howard is the prime suspect.
High-tech, international courier Simon Leonidovich accepts a contract to make a pickup at a small Swedish lab, not knowing he has been set up for a fall. Suddenly he's on the run, trying to protect secret data that could save millions of lives and destroy an international corporate merger. The police want him for murder, a psychotic hired killer wants him for the package and the pleasure of killing, and Simon just wants to survive.
Geneaologist Torie O'Shea is asked to write a biography of famous 30's jazz singer Catherine Finch who lived in her small town of New Kassel, Missouri. She discovers a link between the unsolved 1938 kidnapping of Catherine's baby boy and a more recent murder.
A top Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of an international meet. An Olympic weightlifter dies in the arms of his Beijing mistress. But the suicide was murder and both men's deaths are connected to a series of killings. Beijing detective Li Yan's investigation is hampered by uncooperative officials. A champion runner is willing to talk - but only to American pathologist Margaret Campbell - and the runner has now disappeared.
Francis Xavier Flynn, of FLYNN, FLYNN'S IN and the BUCK PASSES FLYNN, is back. As the only member of the Boston Police Force to hold the rank of Inspector, he's free to do pretty much what he wants, which is to protect a Harvard professor from his politically correct colleagues and to bust a racist policeman.
PI Leo Street must find a missing teenager in the drug-fuelled streets of Dublin.
Historical romance writer Maggie Kelly attempts to reinvent herself as a mystery writer after her publisher dumps her. She invents a Regency aristocrat detective and a bumbling sidekick and achieves bestsellerdom. Then they step out of the book and into reality. And she will really need their help when her current publisher dies after eating a meal that Maggie prepared and she becomes chief suspect.
San Francisco crime reporter Tom is following the breaking story of a jewel heist gone violently awry, with the murder of a cop and the abduction of a female hostage. But the hostage taken by the two homicidal fugitives is his wife.
When Sister Mary Helen finds a homeless woman shot and dying on the sidewalk, she sets out to learn the woman's story. The police don't want an old nun meddling in the case, but she persists, discovering two more bodies.
Sequel to WHEN THE WIND BLOWS. All the winged children want to do is to return to the Lake House, the waterfront cabin which is the one place they have ever felt truly protected. But to get there they must thwart the sinister plans of a survivor from their worst nightmare.
Events take a sinister turn at an art gallery as the nightmare images from artist Daniel Flynn's exhibition start to spill out into the real world. Is this the work of a psychopath, or is there some link between present violence and the tragedy of four years ago?
The new Atticus Kodiak. He is hired to be the bodyguard for the most dangerous woman in the world. Recommended.
Centurion Macro and his young Optio Cato must discover the location of a dark sect of Druids who have taken prisoner the family of Plautius, leader of the Second Legion in Britain. Recommended.
Philadephia all-female law firm Rosato & Associates goes up against a killer white shoe old boys firm. Taking the stage for Rosato is a young associate named Murphy, who turns in a virtuoso performance. But against her success in the courtroom is balanced her discovery of the fact that someone is gunning for her - literally.
Alice Connolly has returned to Philadelphia to exact vengeance on her twin, lawyer Bennie Rosato. At the same time, the firm needs money, so Bennie takes on a potentially lucrative class action suit. Meanwhile her associate Mary DiNunzio persists in bringing a case that will provide more headaches - and laughs - than dollars.
Moses Wine is back, now married to his detective agency partner. He takes a trip to Prague to provide security for an American film crew working there. The filmmakers have received threats from terrorists.
From deep within the high security ward of a mental hospital, the Ripper plots revenge against Inspector Zinc Chandler of Special X. When Chandler responds to a bizarre murder at a Vancouver hotel, the Mountie's search for answers begins with the first Ripper of 1888, the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and the realm of Goths at the World Horror Convention, and leads to the Kingdom of Bones in the cannibal isles of the South Pacific, where Survivor is the game and Chandler is an unwilling contestant.
Romance writer Kate Ivory can't believe her luck when she's headhunted by a successful publishing house. But her luck is to be short-lived. Her new editor, young Neil Orson, becomes a victim of fraud and discredited. And when the criminal responsible is found dead, Neil becomes the obvious suspect.
The arbiter of fashion, Beau Brummel, attends the Duchess of York's birthday party. But when a guest is murdered - with one of the Duchess' hairpins - Beau must clear her name and find the culprit.
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.
After her eldest child Joey is involved in setting on fire an eight-week old baby in a pram, Shelley has to take her other children to a place of safety, away from the neighbourhood. The authorities place her in touch with the Boltons, a kindly farming couple who take in problem families and work miracles on them. The children seem calmer and happier on the Dartmoor farm. But many families have come to the Boltons' farm, and not all of them have left it.
Doc Ford searches for an old friend's missing real-estate developer husband and ends up deep in the Everglades at the gates of a community presided over by a man named Bhagwan Shiva. Bhagwan, formerly Jerry Singh, has come up with a scheme to enhance both his cash and his power, and is not unwilling to risk harm to both other people and the Everglades itself.
It starts out as a fun excursion for four divers off the Florida coast. Two days later only one is found alive - naked atop a light tower in the Gulf of Mexico. What happened during those 48 hours? Doc Ford thinks he's prepared for the truth. He isn't.
Before police chief Holly Barker can fully recover from the loss of her fiance, bullets crash into the home of a friend and a floater is found bobbing in the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly finds a connection to the death-by-sniper-fire of two Miami businessmen and a man evading questions at a Federal Agency.