hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
When retired physical therapist James P. Dandy embarks on another Elderhostel adventure to the Southwest with his ladylove, artist Dodee Swisher, he investigates the murder of a shaman and the whereabouts of a Mayan statue along the Santa Fe trail.
Artificial Intelligence Personality Turing Hopper (her second case) requires some human assistance when a coworker is found murdered and dangers start to invade Turing's lab and perhaps her computer home.
Samantha Shaw, Heart Mates dating service owner, discovers the strangled body of her former client. In between dodging assassination attempts and tangling with Detective Logan Vance, Sam needs to find the elusive killer before her business, her boyfriend, and her life are lost.
Bettina Whitelaw is now a renowned author in her eighties living in London, but she can't forget the terrible night of the school dance in a little outback Australian town in 1938. And now someone has recently entered her home and gone through her desk. The puzzle is at first mildly disturbing, but then it appears someone is willing to kill. Why?
Algonquin Bay detective John Cardinal (of FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW) investigates when the corpse of an American tourist is found half-eaten by bears. He must band together with former nemesis Corporal Malcolm Musgrave of the RCMP to dig more deeply into the Canadian small-town murder.
When Evan Evans finds the skeleton of a young child buried in the front yard of a shepherd's cottage, the discovery eerily coincides with a present day missing child who is suddenly taking up all of Evan's time.
Bracketts, an Elizabethan house near the town of Fethering and home to a celebrated poet, is about to be made a museum and shrine. However, a human skeleton is found buried in the kitchen garden. Board member Carole and her friend Jude will have to sort out a host of rivalries and jealousies if they are to successfully solve the case.
New Orleans natives Rickey and G-Man decide to open an alcohol-oriented restaurant. But they will need to pacify a local crank who doesn't want to see his neighbourhood disturbed, sidestep Rickey's deranged ex-boss, rein in their big mouth silent partner before he runs amok, and stay afloat in a stew of corruption in a town well known for its bottom feeders.
Journalist Jack Parlabane joins a team building weekend in the highlands for executives and has to admit the organizers have pulled some surprises: stalkers in the forest, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests - there's nothing to bring people together like scaring them out of their wits. Then they find the first body.
Suburban Washington DC journalist Claire Newman receives a call from childhood friend Lydia Finelli pleading for help. When Claire arrives at Lydia's home, she finds her dead. The case is ruled a suicide, but Claire digs deeper and unravels the mystery of their shared past.
Everyone in Crozet, Virginia, attends the local basketball games - which makes for a lot of suspects when a well-liked local builder suddenly drops dead in the parking lot, right in front of Harry and Tee Tucker, Pewter, and Mrs. Murphy.
Attorney Joseph Antonelli is hired by a powerful movie mogul when the man's wife, a movie star, is found dead in the pool of her home. Unfortunately there is no exonerating evidence, and the screenplay for the accused's next movie reads like a blueprint to the crime.
Ex-Army cop 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? Recommended.
When Nicoloas Spencer, CEO of a company that has developed an anticancer vaccine, disappears without a trace, reporter Marcia "Carley" De Carlo is assigned the story. Word has it that if alive, Spencer has made off with huge sums of money. Everyone believes that Lynn Spencer (Carly's stepsister) is involved. Lynn's life is threatened and she asks Carley to help prove that she wasn't her husband's accomplice.
Across the nation young women are mysteriously vanishing. By all accounts, their disappearances seem unrelated. But one who realizes she may have narrowly escaped their fate begins to wonder if the same person is behind the abductions.
L.A. private eye Elvis Cole's demons threaten to destroy the world he's built when 10 year old Ben, son of his long time girlfriend attorney Lucy Chenier, is kidnapped while under his supervision. The kidnappers want not ransom but retribution for past sins that Elvis claims he did not commit. Recommended.
Kate Power, newly promoted to Inspector, is dragged into a new case by a waif kidnapped in Albania and forced into prostitution. Then one of her colleagues goes missing. Kate believes something more sinister may have happened to him and realizes some of her enquiries may have attracted the attention of people who deal very effectively in revenge.
A chilling tale of a murdering sociopath who seduces a prison psychologist--and shows her who is the master of dangerous mindgames.
The current production of the Alpine Council Dramatic Club is a melodrama that climaxes with the lethal shooting of the villain. Unfortunately, on opening night the bullets are real and an actor is killed. Emma Lord believes it is murder.
Aurelio Zen, now working for the Interior Ministry, is led by the discovery of a body in the Alps to the existence of a conspiracy that had apparently once intended to overthrow the government.
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.
Faye Longchamp hates finding and selling artifacts, but she is doing it to save the family plantation manor. She makes a little money on a legitimate dig on a nearby island until work is interrupted by the murder of two young members of the crew. Then bones of a much older murder are uncovered, and Faye begins to suspect an old friend, a long-time business partner, and a new love interest.
The first Masao Masuto mystery back in print. One by one the men who participated in the rape of a young actress named Samantha are being murdered. Masao Masuto, a Nisei detective on the Beverly Hills police force, must uncover the identity of the beautiful killer and stop her from completing her vengeance.
Jessic Fletcher is in a Florida retirement community for the funeral of a dear old friend whose heart gave out - only to discover that the woman's death from natural causes may have been artificially induced.
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.
DI Jane Culpepper is investigating the murder of a girl who used to work at horse trainer Toby Priest's yard. The word is that it was a drug-related execution, but Jane's not convinced.
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.
Could a village blacksmith and his wife have independently, and on the same day, murdered each other with two entirely different poisons? The local medicine woman doesn't think so, and neither does Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician of Canterbury.
The sudden appearance of an Upper Paleolithic ivory carving coincides with a friend's suicide and the attentions of an old boyfriend, leading Toronto antiques dealer Lara McClintoch to Budapest.
Alex Shanahan, airline executive-turned-private eye, is hired to check out an airline that serves more than complimentary peanuts. A high class prostitution ring is catering to first class passengers and Alex poses as a flight attendant to try and root out the man who heads the operation. When her cover is blown, she knows that the next flight may be her last.
Maxie is 63, retired, and driving her brand-new Winnebago down the Alaska Highway, accompanied by her mini dachsund. She has only one obligation before launching her exploration of the lower forty eight: find out who burglarized her friend's Colorado home - and why.
Gay New Orleans PI Scotty Bradley's fling with a hot young skater brings him stumbling over a dead body and connects him to an unsolved crime - the theft of a priceless artifact from a museum as it burned to the ground.
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.
Japanese-American Mas Arai harbours a dark secret about what happened before his flight to Hiroshima. But he knows he can no longer bury the past when a mysterious stranger shows up looking for a man named Joji Haneda. Slowly he becomes swept up in an underworld of gambling fixes, hush money and even murder.
Touring pro Cassie Burdette stumbles over the body of a member who was trying to turn a posh Connecticut country club into an environmentally friendly, Jack-and-Jill domain. It's then that she realizes that golf can be a contact sport.
Simon Kirby-Jones, everyone's favorite vampire and sleuth, is determined to prove that Lady Prunella did not kill Herekia "Zeke" Harwood, the famous decorator, who came to redecorate the drawing room.
The heat is on for DCC Bob Skinner. His career hangs by a thread. His wife is in America, finding comfort from the loss of her parents with an old college lover. And Bob's hated brother, whose existence he has kept hidden for years, turns up dead in the detritus of a flood.
Kerry Murphy works as an arson investigator with her evidence sniffing dog Sam. A mysterious man named Silver appears to enlist her in the hunt for a psychopath who has left a trail of gruesome, fiery deaths in his charred wake.
Harry Raines and his partner Joseph "Boston" Leahy are assigned to uncover Confederate operations in the West. But when their contact is murdered and Leahy is accused of the crime, Harry must root out the killer and the intelligence vital to the Union cause.
Tormented by the demons of his past, ex-cop Max Freeman rarely ventures beyond his secluded shack deep in the Florida Everglades. But he can't ignore the recent string of suspicious deaths of elderly, poor women that the police has been unable or unwilling to investigate. Recommended.
As respected guardian of Sitting Marsh, Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton must root out who poisoned four American servicemen - and why - before another soldier succumbs.
A string of murdered women in rural Rufus County has newspaper reporter Deedra Masefield determined to solve the crime and get a killer story - but will she live long enough to tell it?
Attorney Victor Carl, despite believing his old law school classmate guilty of murdering his fiancee, agrees to represent the man. He keeps silent on his own involvement with the victim.
When a powerful drug baron starts killing off his witnesses, a detective in an elite undercover squad faces his most dangerous assignment yet: go undercover in a top security prison.
When a miserly spinster is found brutally murdered in her Venice apartment, police suspect the Romanian housekeeper who dies while fleeing arrest. However, Commissario Guido Brunetti believes that the immigrant housekeeper is innocent after a neighbor comes forward to defend the Romanian. He will have to go behind the back of his superiors and find the actual killer.
When a mysterious woman arrives at the home of Paul Bern, a forensic artist who lives in Austin, Texas, she brings a human skull and an incredible secret that brings him face to face with the unimaginable. Bern becomes embroiled in a US Intelligence operation in Mexico City's underworld.
Suffragette Nell Bray receives a painting donated by Oliver Venn to help finance the movemement, but is told by Christie's that it is a fake. She makes a deal with a disgruntled nephew that will allow her to break into the Venn household to steal the genuine painting. But when she gets there she finds the body of the nephew's murdered fiance.
The author of LITTLE WOMEN finds herself investigating crimes more heinous than anything she can imagine in her "blood and thunder" romances.
End of the series. Inspector Kurt Wallander travels to Riga, Latvia, to investigate the murder of two Eastern European criminals. Recommended.
A retired car dealer who spends his days studying birds and writing poems is found impaled on sharpened bamboo poles rigged in a ditch behind his home. A missing florist is found strangled and tied to a tree. Kurt Wallander connects these crimes with another set of murders committed a year before in Africa.
Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his true-crime bestseller Sleeping Beauty - an account of the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister Casey in a coma. As the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case, pieces of the complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed.
Sequel to THE STRAW MAN. Ward Hopkins is afraid. He's seen something dreadful in the high plains of the Columbia River. It's sent him fleeing across the country. In his wake, one by one, people are dying. Only Ward sees the connection and he knows what's going to happen next.
When the husband of a wealthy dog food heiress is found bludgeoned to death at an exclusive hunt club, Nora Blackbird is as surprised as anyone. Worse, still, the evidence points toward a devious blackmail scheme - with Nora's sister Emma as the main suspect.
A long-awaited package has finally arrived at the fortified estate of billionaire sociopath Artemus Bourne. But instead of containing the anticipated biological nightmare one of his offshore firms created, inside are three severed human heads...
Lydia Strong, the reclusive true crime writer from ANGEL FIRE, searches for a missing teen and a dangerous man from her past who wants her dead.
Harry Blake is an antique map dealer in a small English town. A local landowner asks him to value a 400 year old journal and then is brutally murdered. Harry and marine historian Zola Khan follow the trail of the journal into a world of Elizabeth conspiracies, blood-soaked Crusades and the location of an ancient holy relic.
Catherine LeVendeur is a creature of twelfth century France. She is witty, intelligent, and fiercely loyal to both her faith and her family. Intrigue and dark forces at work may bring about the very destruction of her family's Christian life.
Sophie Graham's deadbeat Brooklyn bar job is less than glamorous, so she tells her childhood enemy Electra Jordan that she is a private investigator. Months later Electra's father contacts her to find the missing Electra and puts her on a mission that will place her securely in the glitzy Manhattan lifestyle that Electra had so enjoyed.
The plans of an aggressive developer on Maine's peaceful Sanpere Island in Penobscot Bay has infuriated residents, and soon murder rears its hideous head. Faith Fairchild discovers a corpse while exploring the grounds of Sanpere's historic lighthouse.
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.
Disgraced former Beijing inspector Shan Tao Yun has been living in Tibet with the forbidden lamas since his release from a work camp. But now there's been a murder in a ruined monastery, and the very officials who exiled Shan are after his help.
David Hayes, an old flame of Lou Boldt's wife, shows up again in an attempt to retrieve money he embezzled from the bank and hid for the Russian mob. He contacts Liz to gain access to the bank mainframe. Liz and Lou will have to walk a very fine line.
The death of a junior diplomat throws suspicion on the beautiful Egyptian Ayesha Zakhari and on a senior cabinet minister, rumoured to be Ayesha's lover. Political influence is exerted on Thomas Pitt to keep the minister out of it. At first this does not seem as if it will conflict with solving the crime, but hope grows dim as his investigation reaches from the Egyptian cotton fields to Manchester cotton mills to the notorious London slum called Seven Dials.
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.
Set in the missing years - back to the time when she was banned from the Valley of the Kings. Amelia and the Peabody/Emerson clan have returned to England. There they receive a visitor. Prince Tarek from the Lost Oasis has written for help. His only surviving son is ill with a mysterious malady and his throne may be threatened. SIGNED COPIES.
26 of the finest novellas and stories from the hardboiled world of the private eye, packed in 600 pages.
Two damaged lives intersect. Ronnie Sidney is a perfect child, but beneath the golden exterior a very different nature wages an ever stronger fight for life. Susan Ramsey has had an easy life until the sudden death of her father and an introduction to a new and deeply disturbing world. When he meets her, Ronnie feels able at last to remove his mask of perfection. But what is released can never again be restrained.
When the troops depart Rome for the new war against the Parthians, the Tribune Atreius, leader of the opposition, shrieks an ancient and terrible curse over the crowd. When Atreius is murdered soon after, Decius Cecilus Metellus, solver of mysteries, has the ugly task of finding the killer.
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.
November, 1694: the streets of Edo are erupting in violence as two factions struggle for control over the ruling Tokugawa regime. Both groups would like Sano Ichiro, the shogun's investigator, to join, but he remains loyal to the shogun. His position is therefore dangerous as he looks into the murder of a high-ranking official.
There's a killer on the roads masquerading as a breakdown rescuer who strikes without warning, roaming the roadways looking for his next victim. Andy, a young recruit to the traffic police, is determined to hunt the killer down, jeopardizing his own police career in the process.
Smart, tough, ex-investigative journalist Rebecca Moore takes up classic car restoration. Dealing with her ex-convict employees isn't easy - especially when a dead body shows up in the shop. Now she has to deal with a sexy cop who is more interested in her than in solving the case.
As Chinese ground troops move into a neighbouring Muslim nation and tensions mount between the mainland and Taiwan, a staggering attack off the coast of Washington State and British Columbia will flood the Northwest with American refugees. U.S. Special Forces under the tough General Douglas Freeman will be sent against a shadowy enemy to prevent the next strike against North America. Vancouver author.
Fresh out of prison, Ontario ex-ballplayer Ray Dokes heads to the farm of his old friend Pete Culpepper, who trains aging thoroughbreds for a living. Then Sonny Stanton, Ray's personal nemesis, pushes things one step too far, and Ray hits upon an audacious plan to get back at his archrival. One misstep, however, will put him back in prison.
Episcopalian minister Clare Fergusson teams up with Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne in her search for whoever is responsible for a series of vicious gay-related assaults in the small Adirondacks town of Miller's Kill. Then the murder of an out-of-town developer leads them to question their assumptions.
When the doctor from the local free clinic disappears, Episcopal priest Clare and Police Chief Russ pursue an investigation that takes them deep into the past, finding evidence of sordid behaviour on the part of the wealthy family that endowed the clinic.
A summer heat wave brings out the worst in retired attorney Martha Patterson's Greenwich Village apartment building. When the president of the co-op board is found dead, Martha happens upon a trail of suspicion, greed and jealousy that points to several other tenants.
A series of politically movtivated arsons plague the Navajo Reservation. Navajo PI Ella Clah pursues the arsonist but is hampered by tradionalist Navajo who fear that Ella is an evil spirit.
Grace McBride and the oddball programmers of her software company Monkeewrench create the computer game "Serial Killer Detective" where the player tracks and catches a killer. But now someone is mimicking the fictional scenarios in the real world - and not getting caught.
Burke learns that his old friend Wolfe, a former sex crimes prosecutor, has been arrested for the attempted murder of a brutal serial rapist she had prosecuted. The deeper Burke gets into the investigation, the more holes he finds in the case against Wolfe, yet the DA's office continues to press forward. What is their game?
The con is on, and John Dortmunder and his merry crew are about to drive off with the loot. The mark is Monroe Hall, a corrupt CEO who lavished more company money on himself than ENRON and WorldCom combined. Dortmunder and crew have to outsmart a collection of angry union men who were taken for a ride by Hall.
A collection of Dortmunder short stories.
True-crime writer Bailey Weggins (of IF LOOKS COULD KILL) encounters her second case when she takes a spa vacation and finds a mummy-wrapped corpse.
Stone Barrington is joined in Manhattan by Holly Barker. The lady police chief of Orchid Island, Florida, is on the trail of an evil fugitive from her jurisdiction.
Featuring Southern politician Will Lee: someone is out to kill the nation's high profile politicos. Will tracks the clever killer with the help of his CIA director wife Kate from a quiet DC suburb to the corridors of power to a deserted island hideaway in Maine.
Winner of the CWA's Debut Dagger Award. In post-WWII L.A. John Ray Horn, faded Hollywood star and just out of prison, looks for the origin of pornographic photos of teenage girls, including his stepdaughter, Clea.
Freelance journalist Maggie Walsh gets a tip that the Dalai Lama has died. She jumps into action, hoping to get the story on the location of his reincarnation. Her quest takes her to the home of the Tibetan community in exile, and beyond, with the Chinese watching her every move.
Hannah Gray meets a couple on an Adriatic Cruise. When the couple's lives take a shocking turn, Hannah finds herself in possession of a set of equations and the focus of forces that will drive her across the Greek Islands, Turkey and the south of France.
Reluctant soccer mom Samantha Shaw was just about to expose her philandering ex-husband's crime of embezzlement when he is found dead. She finds herself the prime suspect.
Dispatched by a gentleman of her acquaintance, Lord Trowbridge, to Netley Abbey to retrieve a parcel hidden among the ruins, Jane Austen happens upon a dying man.
Someone - a woman or somebody pretending to be a woman, is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these crimes and a murder/suicide that took place twenty years ago, witnessed only by two children, now adults and now nowhere to be found. Recommended.
Episcopalian priest Lily Connor is investigating the authenticity of the Book of Light - a biblical scroll purported to contain the transcribed words of Jesus Christ. But there are those who wish for Jesus's words to reamin unknown.
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, although the missing girl's parents refuse to accept the fact. Recommended.
A saucy thirty-year old with an uncensored attitude, Reyn Marten Sawyer is content running her own beauty salon in San Antonio. That is, until her mentor Ricardo is found stabbed to death with a hairbrush she let him borrow.
Bexar County DA Chris Sinclair and his beloved, Anne Greenwald, are at a party given by Anne's father when Anne's ex-fiance arrives and suffers a gunshot to the head. Was it self-inflicted? Or was it Anne's father? Or perhaps it was someone else altogether.
Lifeguard and runaway finder Susan Chase meets her match in a killer who leaves a string of clues - and a trail of kids who tell no tales.
Joseph Antonelli attends a Harvard Law School reunion at a hotel where many years before a lively young woman fell from a window to her death. The case is about to be reopened, and a possible witness is a hopeful for the post of U. S. Vice President.
From the daughter of James Lee Burke. A seemingly simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception for Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid, when she uncovers a trail leading to a prostitution ring of underage girls and a possible serial killer. Recommended.
Non-mystery: three best friends from Louisiana enlist in the Confederate Army and set off to war.
Archaeologist Emma Fielding is in Western Massachusetts to study the 18-century diary of the accused witch and murderess whose home she had recently excavated. But the other Shrewsbury Foundation fellows on the project are a disturbingly odd bunch, and before too long one of them is dead.
Murder in the Edwardian high society world of parties, servants, and scandal.
Ex-FBI agent Bill Reed's life changed in the instant his motorcycle hit a utility van. With most of his left leg gone, he is depressed and doubtful about his future. He receives a troubling message from his cousin John, a Down's syndrome patient at the Ullman Institute. He decides to visit the institute and that's when the trouble really begins.
When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong - a photo from at least twenty years ago, with someone in it who looks a lot like her husband Jack. He denies it, but leaves without explanation that night, taking the photograph. As she shields the children from their father's absence, she becomes aware that others are looking for the photo.
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 be '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.
Jane Smythe, a math professor specializing in fractal geometry, is shocked to learn that three professors with the same specialty have died. Pepper Keane, ex-Marine turned PI, is called in to discover the root of these incidents.
London, 1942: a modern-day Jack the Ripper has struck the Blitz-ravaged city. Pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury investigates, with a little help from Agatha Christie.
Harry Bosch hunts the legendary serial killer known as "The Poet".
Fever Devlin's return home is greeted with the discovery of the body of his half brother on the porch of the family cabin. As Fever sorts through the quirky family history, he pieces together a darkly suspicious puzzle.
English professor Karen Pelletier is enlisted by a famous private eye novelist with a problem. Then someone rushes out of the Enfield Library with an armload of rare books. The hunt is on for the manuscript of Hammett's THE MALTESE FALCON.
Amos Walker grants the death-bed wish of a mother to get her ashes to her son. He finally locates him in Canada where he had gone as a Vietnam War protester in the 60s to evade the law. But before Amos can get settled back in Detroit, the son is dead and Amos is prime suspect.
Ex-Army investigator turned law student Daniel Shaw is sent after a missing heir. His search leads him from the Florida Keys to Jamaica to South America back to the Keys and onto the high seas, as he tangles with the lawyer who employs him, the criminals involved, the heir's distraught sister and his own "bodyguard".
Benni Harper, cowgirl and detective, is at her friend's dude ranch when she discovers a long-dead murdered man in a shallow grave. She has to keep guests happy and unearth the truth behind a terrible crime.
Miranda Cotton breaks off her relationship with her new boyfriend Brendan. Two weeks later her sister Kerry phones to tell her about her new boyfriend - his name is Brendan. Why has he done this? What is it he wants from Miranda?
When a client gives seer Emerald O'Brien a statue of a jade dragon in payment, bad luck follows. To thwart its evil spell, she'll have to follow a trail of heartache to China's Ming Dynasty.
After saving a lady of quality from a mysterious assailant near the docks, Captain Lacey helps in her search for justice. Her late husband was accused of a crime he didn't commit - and then murdered. Lacey gets drawn into the intrigues of an underworld villain as he tries to clear the man's name.
The former head of FBI's Behavorial Sciences Unit, Gregor Demarkian, is drawn into an insane, post 9/11 world of conspiracy theories and random violence, and must wrest some measure of truth from the mess.
Mark DeAvecca is a bright student at the elite prep Windsor School. His roommate is rumoured to be having an affair with the headmaster's wife. When Mark finds his roommate dead, hung from the ceiling, he is suspected of committing the crime. Mark's mother asks retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to investigate.
A suicide letter from a young woman with apparently everything to live for plunges her sister into an investigation into her disappearance which reveals the shared past that they had both worked so hard to conceal.
Mexico City, 1835: Benjamin January and his new bride Rose arrive to help friend Hannibal Sefton, accused of murdering the only son of a prominent landowner.
Shakespeare, Arkansas, is home to Lily Bard the local karate expert / cleaning lady. When the local woman of ill repute is found murdered, being familiar with her dirty laundry could make Lily the next Shakespearean to die.
Musher Jessie Arnold is manning a booth at the Alaska State Fair when the corpse of a small-time hoodlum, killed by an axe to the head, is found on the fairgrounds. Then her lead dog Tank vanishes. Jessie's search for Tank leads her to connections with the murder and then into the darkest heart of the Alaskan wilderness.
Young adult novel: young Roy Eberhardt moves to Florida from Montana and doesn't like it much until he spots a running boy and follows him. He will encounter a number of odd Florida residents.
Portsmouth's Joe Faraday investigates the murder of prison officer Paul Coughlin. Was the violent Coughlin killed by a recently released con he brutalized in prison, or was his death a legacy of the Falklands War?
A boys body is discovered in Kingsfield reservoir. Like the previous two victims, there is no sign of violence, except for two small puncture marks where the overdose of heroin was injected. DI Alan Fielding is frantic to find the killer before another child is taken.
[Canadian author]. November 1941: A shocking artifact is rumoured to exist from the days of the Bolshevik Revolution. On its trail: news photographer Jane Todd, Scotland Yard Inspector Morris Black (from A GATHERING OF SAINTS), a Nazi assassin, a mysterious countess, and the lethal head of NKVD operations in America. What it reveals could change the course of history.
From the author of MONSTRUM and VADIM. Tom Chapel learns that his 17 year old daughter Romilly will inherit, on her 21st birthday, a fortune worth $28,000,000 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.
Late 19th century Toronto: William Murdoch attempts to clear his father of murder and enters into the lively world of the "ratters" - an illegal gambling ring where bets are placed on which dogs can kill the most rats during a given period.
ANTHONY FIRST MYSTERY NOMINEE. ELLIS FIRST MYSTERY NOMINEE. [Canadian author]. As the brutal winter of 1895 bears down on Toronto, a young girl's body turns up in a desolate alley. When it's discovered that the girl was pregnant, Detective William Murdoch suspects someone was trying to hide a scandal. But when he learns more about the girl's life, he realizes her death was part of a more sinister purpose.
Jean, Michael and Steph, three reluctant loners, withdraw to a secluded and gracious country house for sanctuary. They invent a past and out of it shape a beautiful present. So when their idyll is threatened, their lives are now worth preserving. But at what cost?
A young couple is found brutally murdered in a car in the hills of Los Angeles. The young woman remains unidentified, but her companion had been on a therapist's couch. LAPD detective Milo Sturgis calls in Alex Delaware for help. Alex must deal with a popular celebrity psychologist who fiercely guards the privacy of her clients - dead or alive.
Exeter, 1195. Crowner John decides to hold an inquest after a prominent guild master falls dead across his horse. A straw doll is found under the man's saddle, a spike driven through the heart. The victim's wife accuses a rival mill-owner of enlisting the help of a witch. A campaign is launched against witches. John does not become involved until his own beloved mistress is accused of witchcraft.
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.
Winner of the 2002 SMP/Malice Domestic Contest for Best First Traditional Mystery. Sacramento's top-rated radio talk show host Shauna J. Bogart investigates the mysterious death of one of her co-workers and finds that the trail leads to places that she would never have imagined.
When Victor Carl's client Joey Cheaps is murdered on a dank waterfront pier, he knows he has to catch the killer. However, he will have to invesigate another violent death from 20 years earlier.
From the author of MYSTIC RIVER. 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". Recommended.
Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate the hanging, presumably suicide, of a young cadet at an elite military academy. His investigation is hampered by the wall of silence he meets, both from the boy's family and from the military.
When she's attacked and knocked unconscious, Nottingham social worker Jo Elliott assumes she was the random victim of an opportune mugging. Gradually, however, she grows convinced it was connected to a case she was involved in 8 years ago, with a problem family called the Metcalfes. A case that went horribly wrong.
Intelligence officer Paul Christopher has gone missing and is presumed dead. His cousin Horace enlists the support of the ex-agents known as "the old boys" and they travel the globe in search of Christopher.
Special Agent Antonio Burns helps his daredevil brother Roberto make a deal with the FBI to bring down a Mexican drug dealer and murderer in exchange for leniency. But when Roberto's deal leaves him with no choice but to go underground in the dealer's compound without protection, Antonio comes to think the arrangement might not be what it seems.
When murder happens on the Red Cliff Reservation, Police Chief David Lameraux hires Karen "Tracker" Charboneau, a Chippewa native and ceramics artist whose tracking skills are legendary. Soon the ruthless killer is determined to silence "Tracker" forever.
Small-town homemaker and part-time reporter Lucy Stone is sent to a Boston newspaper conference, where she becomes determined to solve the sudden murder of the head of a newspaper dynasty - and return home in time for Father's Day.
When homicide detective Paris Murphy sees Justice Trip on television, she knows she has seen him before. Investigating the case of the missing bridesmaid Bunny Pedersen, her intuition convinces her that Justice Trip is Bunny's killer and their shared history puts Paris in jeopardy.
New York Homicide detective Lt James Sakura hunts a serial killer who poses his victims nude with angel wings. Understanding the fantasy behind the ritual executions is key to finding a killer who appears to be waging war on God.
Lieutenant Jimmy Sakura must delve into a series of disturbing ritual murders that are executed in the most brutal way possible. Jimmy must also hide this investigation from his wife, Hanae, who is recovering from the physical and emotional wounds she suffered at the hands of Jimmy's last quarry.
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.
No sooner does attorney Nina Reilly begin to put her life back in order after her near-disbarment (UNFIT TO PRACTICE) than she is called upon by her assistant, Sandy, to defend her son, who has been accused of murder in a horrific arson case.
WWII vet Joseph Burke is hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers manager to be Jackie Robinson's personal bodyguard. Burke must face some hard truths on his own - he is in a world where the wrong associations can prove fatal.
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 only place they have ever felt truly protected. But to get there they must thwart the sinister plans of a survivor from their worst nightmare.
Shan is on the run from the Chinese army. He had agreed to lead an expedition to return a long-lost idol to a distant Tibetan valley. But then the monk guiding them is murdered and it turns out that the idol had been stolen from the army. Ever the investigator Shan attempts to unravel the mysteries. Why is the army so eager to retrieve the idol? Why has an American woman geologist abandoned an oil company's drilling project and fled into the mountains?
William Monk is hired by a shipping magnate to investigate the theft of a cargo of African ivory from a recently docked schooner. He needs the money, but aspects of the case disturb him. Why, for example, was the crime not reported to the River Police?
Hammett Prize nominee. Brooklyn Assistant DA Andrew Giobberti has lost his enthusiasm for his job - until a case crosses his desk. It is not apparently unusual: young girl, dead from a gunshot wound; crack-head mother; very guilty looking boyfriend. But he becomes obsessed by the case.
Will "The Ghost" Stirman and a gang of violent cons have just staged a bloody escape from prison and are on their way to that area of San Antonio known as Southtown. Tres Navarre must dig into a twisted minefield of greed, vigilante justice and murder to find what secrets are drawing Stirman and his gang. Recommended.
Laine Tavish, a small-town Maryland antiques dealer, discovers that her family's shady past is catching up with her in a very dramatic way. With a sexy stranger named Max Gannon she learns that there is a hidden fortune that is changing not only Laine's life, but the lives of future generation - until New York City detective Eve Dallas gets on the case.
This psychological thriller is a novel of ideas and a story of love. Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have a perfect life--a beautiful wife, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. His life unravels with a troubled young patient, a murdered girl, and a lie. He embarks on a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind.
Probation Officer Carolyn Sullivan is assigned to supervise a convicted killer and paranoid schizophrenic. The case leads her behind the glossy exteriors of Ventura into the darkest corners of the American dream. But someone doesn't want Carolyn to discover the truth.
Fong is called to the Shanghai Theatre Company to find his old rival and his deceased wife's lover, the Canadian theatre director Geoffrey Hyland, dead apparently by suicide.
State troubleshooter Lucas Davenport flies from Minneapolis to Lake Superior to investigate the murder of Vladimir Orslov. The Russian was shot three times in the head and heart with fifty-year-old bullets. A Russian cop flies in from Moscow and, in the middle of the investigation, another murder is committed.
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. Recommended.
The Cold War is over, but MI6 has still been collecting valuable information from a highly placed Russian naval officer for four years. When the information stops coming, only one veteran agent realizes that he can't just be abandoned, and that there is more at stake than just one man's life.
Detective Jack Liffey is called to the shipyard at San Pedro to investigate a string of mysterious accidents. Jack and ex-Green beret Joe Ozaki cross paths when Joe vows to avenge US misdeeds against Japanese Americans and targets Jack's father.
Joy inherits the once luxurious Hotel Philip, brought to ruin by Room 33, the scene of a murder and other deaths. She sets about restoring it, but the remaining tenants start to mysteriously disappear. BC author.
Botswana's Precious Ramotswe is wondering when she will be married, but avoids pressing her fiance for a date. Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni has other things on his mind - particularly a frightening request (involving a parachute jump) made by Mmma Potokwani, the persuasive matron of an orphan farm.
FBI agent Poppy Rice's job is to investigate possible miscarriages of justice - and Rona Leigh Glueck's case has plenty of red flags: botched forensics and no eyewitnesses. And then there's the childlike Rona herself - nothing like the laughing madwoman found guilty of a bloody, brutal double murder.
Grief-stricken over the death of her father, journalist Avery Chauvin returns to her hometown and begins to discover that all may not be as it seems in Cypress Springs. Avery sets out to discover the truth about her father's death. Was his death related to a crime 15 years ago--was his death really murder?
Out of school, out of work, and out of motivation, Abby Rose is contemplating her life and wondering what to do next. It's the kind of situation that would get some girls down, but luckily Abby's got a heart the size of Texas - and a bank account to match. But when she discovers the gardener dead in her greenhouse, she realizes that what she wants to do next is to solve a murder.
Lynne Montgomery is in New Hampshire to take a look at her mother's latest venture, a B&B. But Lynne never thought it would stand for "Buried and Bodies" until she discovered skeletons in the basement.
Sister Fidelma's 12th mystery: each full moon, a young girl has been slaughtered in the Kingdom of Muman. The prime suspects are guests at Finbarr Abbey, strangers from the land of Aksum.
Four top mystery writers: Betty Webb, Terence Faherty, Nancy Baker Jacobs, and Jonathan Harrington deliver original novellas in which four journeys turn into murderous adventures.
In a fast-paced mystery that explores the tradition and intrigue of the Deep South, Bay Tanner escapes to her beach house after the death of her husband only to be confronted with a dangerous secret that threatens to destroy her family and the life she has built.
A wave of killings in New York City in 1919 attracts the attention of the Arcanum. This group includes Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini, H. P. Lovecraft and the voodoo priestess Marie Lauveau. Together they must probe the underbelly of the occult to confront a power stronger and darker than they would have believed possible.
All of his life Doc Ford has been passionately in love with Pilar, the wife of a local thuggish politico named Baserio in a country where Ford once worked undercover. Ford had to run and - unknown to him then - Pilar was pregnant with their child. Now, many years later, Balsario has kidnapped the boy and taken him to his new home base in Florida. Ford hoped to put his violent past behind him, but he has no choice, Balsario has his son.
Edgar nominee for best mystery of the year: introducing Maisie Dobbs, young housemaid turned nurse during WWI, and then a private investigator after the war. Maisie is hired to investigate an infidelity case that forces her to revisit the horrors of the Great War. Recommended.
Former actor John Ray Horn tracks down former leading lady Rose Galen, only to find her strangled to death. Horn's investigation leads him back to the silent-film era and to a party that changed Rose's destiny.
The Highway Killer, credited with 12 bodies in 12 states, has used the skills he developed as a gifted psychiatrist to trap his victims. Now, through the media, he challenges famed forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger to attempt to cure him of the mental affliction that drives him.
A collection of 22 short stories, many featuring the indefatiguable Detective Inspector Sloan.
Journalist Jack Rudly is investigating the First Lady, who may be involved in a plot to overthrow the President.
Toronto, 1965: Law student Ellis Portal is reluctantly drawn into the seedy world of questionable bars and marginal people after a cadaver suspiciously disappears from the city morgue.
Canadian author. Oakwood's newest homeowner is one step ahead of disaster after a cautionary demonstration goes horribly wrong and leaves him in possession of a stolen purse. He must make a connection between the strange contents of the purse, a dead petition-toting environmentalist, overzealous real estate developers and the thugs (with pythons) who do their bidding - before his wife gets home from work.
County judge Jackson Crain is a 40-something widower who knows just about everyone in Post Oak, Texas. When his sister-in-law is found murdered, and suspicion is cast on her husband, Judge Crain finds himself sifting through the dirty laundry of several townspeople - including the murderer!
Rosco Polycrates and Belle Graham must figure out the nasty puzzle linked to the skeletal remains of a young woman discovered on land slated for development.
Reporter Jack McMorrow befriends a runaway teen who vanishes when the teen's mother and stepfather try to retrieve him. When the boy's mother is murdered, Jack has no choice but to investigate the dark, deadly family secrets.
The South East London police squad is down and out: Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Roberts' wife has died in a horrific car accident and Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job. Things get worse for the three when a serial killer nicknamed "The Blitz" by the media begins killing cops in different beats around the city.
A woman asks Miami's Cold Case Squad to reopen the case of her husband's death in an explosion 12 years earlier. New forensic techniques suggest new directions for the detectives.
Texas lawyer Billy Bob Holland faces evil and redemption.
As an elite military cop, Jack Reacher was one of the military's brightest stars. But in every soldier's life, there is a turning point, one case that can shatter a career or turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honour, valour and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case...
As a host of dangerous "business interests" move in to seize control of the Miami underworld in the wake of the death of crime boss Kurt Wallace, the forensic scientists of CSI must piece together the evidence to discover who committed the crime, a crime for which all of Miami had a motive.
25 years ago an unspeakable crime was committed and Roy Slater fled the devastating suspicions of his friends. But now his estranged father is dying and he returns to confront the past, only to find himself inextricably caught up with an old flame and a new murder. He is once again entangled in the web of deceit.
A photographer must uncover the link between two high-profile murders and a thirty-year-old land deal.
A sleazy real estate developer attempts to use unscrupulous and legally ambiguous methods to force ex-Boston cop J. W. Jackson to sell him his property, but without success. Then someone kills the developer's brother. Jackson suspects it was a case of mistaken identity, and decides to look into it.
Baltimore County cop Luther Ewing is looking forward to an easy assignment - just busting local meth heads in the malls. Then someone plugs him in the parking lot of his condo. And then sexy DEA agent Francesca Russo joins Ewing in a dangerous sting that comes off with unbelievable ease. Too easy: someone is puting the bite on Ewing. But who? And why?
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.
Mahu becomes protector and confidante to Akenhaten. He grows suspicious of the pharoah's glorious wife Nefertiti and the political skill of her father, Ay. And it seems that a hidden and malign influence may also be at work. And then Akenhaten disappears...
The latest mystery featuring medieval sleuth Hugh Corbett is set in a snow-besieged castle where secret knowledge is the prize and human life the price to be paid.
Aristotle and Stephanos find it expedient to leave Athens for awhile. With a varied cat of travellers they set across the Aegean to Delos, to Mykonos and beyond to Asia Minor. There they will soon be investigating conspiracy and murder. But first they must survive the storms and piracy that honour no man.
Will Landon is given the job of investigating the claims put forth in an autobiography published by an ex-spy and assassin. But he is getting absolutely no help from his superiors, documents are disappearing, and dead bodies are starting to appear.
The wife of violent and possessive sports star T-Jack is brutally stabbed. Mars Bahr must figure out how, despite a lack of motive and a solid alibi, T-Jack could have been involved.
Stephanie Plum pursues a skip to Las Vegas, and three mob guys want to make sure it's a one-way ticket.
Stephanie, tracking a woman who hijacked a Frito-Lay truck and ate the evidence, is the lone witness to a gang executed robbery and cop shooting. There's a contract issued for her head and a California based killer looking to fill that contract.
A powerful black city councilman has been savagely beaten in West Philadelphia - and he's accusing two cops. This lands Sergeant Eddie North in a quandary. And as the battle heats up between the community and its "protectors", a cop killer is emerging from the shadows to wreak vengeance.
Arthur Bryant and John May are London's oldest detectives - until a bomb claims 80-year-old Bryant's life. May searches for clues to his partner's killer. He becomes convinced the solution lies in their first case, in London during the Blitz, when a dancer was found without her feet...
The dark side of Savannah: a female homicide detective must confront the truth about her own past in order to stop a twisted serial killer.
Francis is a young, good-looking, golden-haired gardener. Although the nuns are besotted by his charm and his handiwork, Anna is less convinced by his motives: the killing of a magpie is an eerie, ominous sign of what is to follow.
The shocking death of a relative returns Frances Pratt (of MISFORTUNE) to the role of sleuth and forces her into exposing the dark side of privileged society.
It's 1961 in Black River Falls, Iowa and a young woman is found murdered after a class reunion party. When her boyfriend is also found murdered, Sam McCain finds himself immersed in a mystery of jilted girlfriends, unfaithful spouses and a clever, resourceful killer.
Sally Fenning is dead, and former hitman Tatum Knight hires Miami criminal attorney Jack Swytek to defend him. Sally has named Tatum in her will, along with five other people she had reason to hate. The catch is, the only one who will inherit her millions is the last one standing.
Private investigator Alex McKnight heads to the woods of Northern Ontario to help a friend look for his missing brother. He was guide for a hunting party, a rough crew of Detroit "businessmen" that was due back days ago.
The peaceful Amish community of Maplecreek is under attack from unknown assailants - and the main target seems to be the children. Community leader Luke Brand is forced to seek the help of the outside world, against the town's wishes, and that help comes in the form of big city policewoman Kat Lindley.
As the Roman media gathers and the Vatican officials close ranks, young detective Nic Costa, the son of a famous Italian Communist, is given the case of a serial killer who uses the gory deaths of the Church's martyrs as inspiration for his murders. Nic soon determines that somehow the murderer and the victims are connected with the beautiful Sara Farnese, a professor of early Christianity. Recommended.
The intricacies oflove, sexuality, and jealousy are explored in a story which opens with the brutal murder of Petey Ritter. (Patricia Highsmith's last novel before her death in 1995.)
Elena Etes is a dark horse, always pushing the boundaries. But when her risk-taking costs the policewoman her job - and the life of a fellow cop - she retreats to Florida's rural horse country to recover. There she is drawn into a local mystery.
The sudden death of Mary Pat Sheehan creates havoc in the small Adirondack mountain town of Trout Run. People are stunned to learn that Mary Pat died from childbirth complications, since no one knew she was pregnant. Police Chief Frank Bennett soon discovers that Mary Pat was involved with a black market adoption organization - but where is her baby?
Kick Keswick is an American woman who is the power behind the throne at a prestigious London auction house but moonlights as a master jewel thief.
Allison Vandameer concocts a scheme to get herself into film school against her pundit/media megastar father's wishes. She unleashes a citywide web of intrigue, insanity, conflicting political values and personal agendas.
Coroner Sir John de Wolf, "Crowner John", must undertake a dangerous mission to the pirate-infested isle of Lundy after an old acquaintance claims to have come into possession of an awful secret that could shake Christendom to its foundations.
Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boy friend has left her, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out on her credit cards, and a frighening killer who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" is dumping mutilated bodies in her district. PI Jack and her partner Herb must catch the maniac before he kills again... Jack is next on his murder list.
Channel six television reporter Maxi Poole is on assignment to cover the murder of Gillian Rose, co-owner of one of the largest vitamin and herb retailers in the world. Days later, someone breaks into the home of Carter Rose, Gillian's husband, in a failed attempt to murder him.
Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. Jo Beth Sidden trains bloodhounds for a living and occasionally takes on a tracking assignment such as hunting down a sweet old lady who has wandered off into the Okefenokee Swamp. Unfortunately, wily prison escapee Jimmy Joe Lane has decided that he and Jo Beth are the perfect match, and his adoring kinfolk support their good ole boy's delusions.
Pen-for-hire Jaine Austen discovers that working on the set of a Hollywood sitcom is no laughing matter when the series' star is murdered and it's up to Jaine to unmask the killer.
When a priest is found dead in a Minnesota church confessional, retired undercover cop Phil Broker is recruited to help stop a vigilante's murderous rage. The killer, known as "The Saint", is believed to have executed a known pedophile the year before.
Claire Watkins, deputy sheriff for Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin, must deal with two murders - one in the present and one in the past. A finger bone is discovered from the 50-year-old unsolved murder of an entire farm family.
Free black herbalist/conjure woman Judah and white widow Narcissa are involved in a high stakes operation that could change the course of the Civil War.
The biggest story of journalist Lucy Stone's career occurs when her neighbour Mrs. Pratt is the victim of a hit and run. Lucy and her family have been feuding with Mrs. Pratt and become prime suspects.
Johnny K.'s kidnappers have set a deadline of 72 hours to receive a computer disk with the required data on it. Johnny's old friend Tiny must find a way to do it, even though some people are watching his every move, hoping he will lead them to what they want.
Romance writer Maggie Kelly has been kicked out of the country's largest romance writers group, but even so receives an invitation to their conference in Manhattan. Despite misgivings, she attends, along with her fictional creation, regency-era Viscount Alexandre Blake. The two will have to solve a murder there.
A trip to the library proves fatal for 36-year-old Yolanda Fiore, propelling Gloria into a mystery of secrets, affairs and a murderous family history. As she races to solve the crime, she soon becomes a target of threats and violence.
Den of Antiquities proprietor Abigail Timberlake receives a call from her best friend and sometime decorating partner Wynnell - from prison. She has been accused of bashing the skull of a local bed and breakfast operator with a tacky sculpture.
Retired FBI Special Agent E. L. Pender jumps at the chance to help solve a gruesome series of murders in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The corpses of the victims are all missing the right hand. Are these killings connected to religious fanaticism or is this the work of a psychotic madman?
Soap opera writer Morgan Tyler's life begins to resemble one of her scripts when her boss, head of daytime programming, is found dead and Morgan is left his fortune. Now a a real life killer is after her.
Theresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler. When she receives the call on the special cell phone, she knows that he is dead and she will be next to die. In order to survive, she has to run and say goodbye to an old life and find within herself a woman tough enough to inhabit the world of "narcos'.
Edinburgh, 1878: the young medical student Arthur Conan Doyle and the brilliant Dr. Joseph Bell investigate a series of bizarre assaults in the city's notorious brothels. They begin to realize they are dealing with a new kind of murderer - a man who kills for the art of it.
6th-Century Constantinople: a philanthropist is murdered in the city's Great Church, where he goes to see a controversial statue of Christ. John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlin to Byzantine Emperor Justinian the First, is assigned to ferret out the killer and maybe also to act the role of a spy in a web of rivalries involving the current and future emperors.
Temperance Brennan's plans for a romantic vacation are interrupted by the discovery of a skeleton in a wood stove, the crash of a small plane leaving the pilot and passenger burned beyond recognition, and more bones found in a remote corner of the county. It all leads back to one isolated farm.
Forensic anthropologist Temple Brennan returns to Montreal to testify at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's fighting off rats in the cold basement of a pizza parlour, uncovering three skeletons from shallow graves.
Irreverent defense lawyer Andy Carpenter (first met in OPEN AND SHUT) must solve the crime when the love of his life, PI Laura Collins, is framed for the murder of a cop. Recommended.
Attorney Andy Carpenter is asked to defend newspaper reporter Daniel Cummings. Daniel was arrested after being found unconscious in the park next to a serial killer's latest victim. He claims he intended to stop the murder. Andy reluctantly plunges into the case only to discover that the truth may be deadly.
Gordianus the Finder and his ailing wife Bethesda leave Rome for Egypt to search for a cure for her mysterious illness. Giordanus is immediately thrust into a struggle between Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra.
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.
Lawyer Mary DiNunzio's latest case, the suicide of an Italian-American in a World War II internment camp, has earned her ominous, anonymous threats.
A businessman's life becomes a nightmare after he gets involved with the wrong woman on a train.
Homicide detective Lenny Bliss is called to investigate the bludgeoning of a young man in a swanky Upper East Side town house. Bliss realizes that he has been to this swank town house before and that if his previous visit is revealed it will taint the case and make him a likely suspect.
When the body of a local vagrant is found dead and all signs point to MacLaren Yarbrough's old college boyfriend, she is caught in a murder investigation that puts her right in the spotlight.
Gideon Blake, artist and animal behaviourist, is abducted from his home, handcuffed and blindfolded and inexplicably forced by his violent captors to catch a dangerous and highly-strung stallion. In the aftermath, he resolves to find out who was behind this seemingly irrational act, until a chance encounter leads to a shocking discovery - one that leads him to question the motives of those closest to him.
One by one teenage girls are disappearing from the "safe streets" of Woodsbridge, New York. Someone is targeting girls with long, blond hair and brown eyes - girls who look a lot like Kathleen's daughter Jen.
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 officer to fight him. But then Jacombe is found murdered, leaving the officer as a suspect and Brummel with a mystery on his hands.
A bizarre murder scene leads not-so-dumb blonde Bubbles Yablonsky and her main squeeze into the heart of a conspiracy linked to a secret cadre of strange women, and a mysterious assassin who wants Bubble's investigation to go up in flames...
Ros Taylor wakes from drugged sleep to find she has been sexually assaulted. She has no memory of the crime, but agrees to identify as her attacker a man that the police have accused. This will have unexpected and unwelcome repercussions.
Ex-cop Rick Broca is caretaking a Hollywood mogul's leisure boat in the Florida Keys when he spots a seaplane in trouble. He rescues American pilot Charles Green, a man who is not what he seems. Rick is drawn into a web of international espionage, political maneuvering, Caribbean voodoo and backroom Hollywood drama.
Senator Drew Langan receives a tip that Al-Qaeda is planning a bombing at a place in the Philipines where the UN is conducting a peacekeeping mission. In fact, his estranged son is there, on a covert CIA mission.
Tony Valentine goes looking for his missing son in Las Vegas. The expert in card cheating and casino ripoffs finds himself inside a treacherous game with higher stakes than he has ever encountered before.
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. Recommended.
In turn of the century New York CIty, midwife Sarah Brandt helps police Detective Frank Malloy to find an arsonist who is presumed to have murdered a wealthy industrialist in an explosion.
Senior citizen sleuth Kate Kennedy is spending her retirement tackling the gray clouds that sometimes descend over Florida - like murder.
When her old friend, actress Lily Green, asks her help in clearing her brother's name after he's accused of murder, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum must face the disturbing possibility that her famous friend may have played a part in the crime.
Next door neighbours Jennie and Martha are friends. At least Jennie thought they were friends - she admired everything about Martha. But as Jennie becomes more successful and independent, Martha's life begins to fall apart. Their relationship becomes bitter, twisted, a relationship that only one of them can survive...
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.
New York City taxidermy collector Garth Carson nearly snagged Pipsqueak, the stuffed squirrel puppet star of his favourite 50s kiddie TV show. But a biker, a brawny redhead and a murder intervened. Garth is ready to do anything to get Pipsqueak back. Unfortunately, so would someone else.
New York City detectives James Gurson and Didi Kane investigate when two bodies are discovered in Central Park. The first is burned beyond recognition. The second, once a prominent psychiatrist, is an apparent suicide found behind the wheel of a '57 Mercedes Gullwing with an unfired .25 caliber automatic at his side.