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.
Mike McQuaid, the husband of China Bayles, is bored with teaching and becomes a PI. His first case is investigating the manager of a pickle plant, suspected of embezzling. But then his client, the owner of the plant, disappears and it is up to Mike and China to find her.
Al Qaeda prisoner Ali Zattout is moved from Guantanamo Bay to a CIA safe house for interrogation. As the terrorists dispatch an assassin to ensure Zattout's silence, multiple personality expert Dr. Louis Finney is approached by the CIA to consult in a very important case.
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.
Glasgow's Detective Sergeant Lou Perlman seeks a racially motivated murderer, just as a white supremacist group known as "White Rage" emerges.
Nick Travers has 24 hours to save the life of a former New Orleans Saints teammate. He must find nearly a million dollars conned from a 15-year-old rap prodigy named Alias before a group of killers and thugs descend on his friend. Recommended.
Single mother Brodie Farrell is searching for a missing friend. As she looks she finds she has become the target of a hate campaign. Her car is vandalized, her handbag stolen, and she is terrorized. She refuses to believe her friend is behind it, until she is attacked again.
Billy Rucker had briefly met the woman who was murdered walking home and therefore agreed to look into her death. But after tentative inquiries, a much closer friend is killed, and he must tackle his most dangerous investigation yet, nagged by the thought that he might be the connection among these murders.
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon comes face-to-face with the dark side of humanity when she investigates the disappearance of three young girls in Rocky Mountain National Park.
While playing in Vienna, violinist Victoria Morgan disappears in the middle of her concert. Tory's decision proves fatal to her career as it prompts rumours of her involvement in the murder of an Austrian baron and the theft of a mysterious score attributed to Beethoven. As the press hounds everyone involved for answers, it appears that Tory is running from the police and her beloved husband. Or is she?
An American Egyptologist, attempting to translate a funerary stela in the British Museum, becomes the dupe of seduction, robbery, and conspiracy engineered by a cult devoted to ancient Egyptiaan mysticism.
A satchel of 1.5 million of skimmed money is about to go walking. A phony community acitivist and an FBI agent have their eye on the prize, a key witness gets murdered, and State cop Bill Tasker gets framed for the whole thing. As the bag of money passes from hand to hand, the body count rises and Tasker realizes that it is up to him to solve the investigation.
Gabriel's Aunt Pauline's current spouse "Badger" has run off. Du Pre promises to find him and he does - with a bullet in his skull.
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. Edgar nominee for best novel.
Game Warden Joe Pickett is fly fishing with his daughters when he stumbles across the mutilated body of a moose. Days later, when a small herd of mutilated cattle is discovered, he realizes that these are not isolated incidents. Are the animals practice for a killer about to move on to a more challenging prey?
Blind lawyer Hugh Freyl is found beaten to death. Because he had orchestrated the release of convicted killer David Marion from prison and made him his protege, Marion is the obvious suspect. The more David struggles to clear himself, the closer he gets to a snake pit of ambition and greed. Was Hugh all he appeared to be? Who was he protecting and why? Could this most upright of men have involved his firm in shady financial dealings? To find the answers, David must confront his violent past and the uncertainty of his future.
The fifth Fethering mystery featuring sleuthing friends Carole and Jude. Jude heads for Nigel Ackford's room, presuming he is feeling the effects of the night before. It soon becomes apparent, however, that Nigel has been spared his hangover. For Jude finds him hanging from the beams of his four-posted bed. Convinced it was not a suicide, Carole and Jude must now find out the truth behind an elaborate attempt to cover up a simple, cold-blooded murder.
Harold, Stephen Seddon's future father-in-law, is found dead in a burnt out car in Epping Forest after Stephen's quiet engagement party. Stephen's mother Carole begins to suspect that this is linked to events from thirty years.
Now in one volume: the first three adventures of mystery's most beloved Victorian housekeeper: THE INSPECTOR AND MRS. JEFFRIES, MRS. JEFFRIES DUSTS FOR CLUES, and THE GHOST AND MRS. JEFFRIES.
New Orleans chefs Rickey and GMan (of LIQUOR) find themselves dealing with a strange restaurant scheme in Dallas and a bizarre New Orleans district attorney who has arrested their silent backer.
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.
Susan Chase's boyfriend accepts an invitation to a Hurricane Party. It turns out to be an invitation to murder - before the killing started, there were more than half a dozen guests, including the witch. Now, only three remained - one of them a killer. Unless someone else was lurking in the old Victorian House.
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.
A female assassin is sent by a mysterious father figure to kill the one person with the power to make his corrupt dynasty crumble.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are summoned to the aid of Queen Victoria in Scotland by a telegram from Holmes' brother, Mycroft, a royal advisor after the brutal killings of two of the Queen's servants, a renowned architect and his foreman, both of whom had been working on the renovation of the famous and forbidding Royal Palace of Holyrood, in Edinburgh.
Lady Rose Summer has left her parents' home and joined the working class. Lady Rose's drudgery ends with the death of an aquaintance. In order to investigate the murder properly, Rose finds it necessary to return to London high society. With the help of friends at Scotland Yard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds and uncovers a devious plot to blackmail and an unexpected killer. Marion Chesney also writes as M. C. Beaton.
For Lady Rose Summer, heiress and amateur sleuth, the best way to avoid banishment to India is to enter in an engagement of convenience to Captain Harry Cathcart. When Lady Summer finds the body of her friend Dolly arranged like the Lady of Shallott, Rose turns to Captain Cathcart for help.
Robert is rushed by Lily to a nearby nursing home, where the Brewsters have agreed to lend a helping hand to the staff. But when an elderly resident is murdered in his bed, Robert and Lily realize the local police will need their able assistance as well - especially since the slaying isn't the only big trouble in tiny Voorburg. The spring thaw has revealed another body, and the Brewster siblings must expose a cold-blooded criminal before he - or she - kills again.
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.
Celia is shocked when her second husband presents her with a gift - the very house where, as a child, she shot her mother while trying to protect her from her violent stepfather. When the real estate agent who has made the sale recognizes her and, soon after, is murdered, Celia is accused of the crime. Once again, she is home - the place where she is stamped as a murderess.
Sequel to SECOND WATCH and FIRST AVENUE. When Seattle PD officer Grace Stevens returns to study for an advanced degree, she learns that a big man on campus may be a serial rapist. Her investigation, with partner Katherine Murphy, involves them both in a dangerous game.
10 years ago a serial killer known as "CASt" terrorized Las Vegas, but was never caught. Now a new victim is found murdered in CASt's signature style. Grissom and his CSI team must stop what may be a copycat.
Two men twenty miles apart are killed in the same strange way in the Florida Keys. Forensic photographer Alex Rutledge may be the only person pursuing justice as he extracts his black sheep brother Tim from suspicion by the authorities.
When he learns that his ex-wife, an investigative reporter, and his daughter were killed by a bomb, athletic director and decorated Vietnam vet John Pavlak is determined to avenge the deaths. John finds his ex-wife was working on a story about Germany and lingering cold-war secrets. One step ahead of the police, he flees to Berlin in search of answers and revenge, then to the Greek Islands, and finally back home to North Carolina.
Maddy Sprowls has been in charge of the Nannawa Herald-Union's archives for more than forty years. Reporters call her Morgue Mama, but only behind her back. Her well-ordered world gets turned upside-down when the paper hires 24-year-old Aubrey McGinty for its police beat. Aubrey loses no time in questioning the conviction of Sissy James for the murder of TV evangelist Buddy Wing despite the fact that Sissy had quickly confessed to poisoning the famous preacher live on television. Aubrey enlists Morgue Mama's help and together they begin a harrowing search for the truth.
August 1889: a man lies dead in a darkened construction site near Manhattan's Madison Square Park. The murderer, Mohawak Jim Tupper, flees back to the vast Adirondack wilderness. But he has left a trail of death behind pointing North, straight to where Detective Tom Braddock and his family are vacationing. Worlds collide when Tom's son becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young maid at the hotel. To clear him Tom must capture the killer, whom he believes to be Tupper, launching an epic chase through more than a hundred miles of lakes, rivers and forest.
Caffy Tyler moves to Rural Kent to change her life and is happy for awhile - until she sees a dead body through the window of a house she's painting. And then she runs into an ex-boyfriend, a drug dealer, in the supermarket. And who are the strangers wandering around in the marsh?
A convicted abuser recently released from prison is abducted, drawn and quartered, his body displayed like a medieval warning. Then a powerful man with connections to the original victim meets a similar fate. Psychologist Holly Alexander is called in as a consultant and learns that the killer's inspiration is a secret book of tortures penned in the bloodiest days of the Inquisition.
When Matt Kelly's ex-girlfriend disappears into a powerful religious cult known as Imperium Luminis, he pretends to join the organization himself in order to find her. But as he penetrates further into the Imperium, the line between his own thoughts and those of the cult become dangerously blurred, dropping him into a tangle of deception and belief.
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.
The members of a quilting society in Alpine, Washington, unwittingly harbour a crafty murderer, a poisoner, in their midst. It falls to Sheriff Milo Dodge and Alpine Advocate editor Emma Lord to uncover the culprit.
Firefighters battling a late summer wildfire near LA discover a body in the wreckage of an Alfa Romeo convertible. Gregor Tavlin, a southern California celebrity fitness guru, has been murdered. As far as anyone knows Tavlin had no enemies. And the closest thing to a suspect in the case has disappeared.
Forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver is vacationing in Hawaii when he becomes involved in a decade-long mystery. In 1994 one of two elderly Swedish brothers who owned a huge ranch was murdered. The same night his brother disappeared in a small plane. Now divers have found the wreckage of that plane in a lagoon, along with some skeletal remains.
Allison Pagone, a mother caught between competing forces, is on trial for murder. The prosecutor wants her on death row, an FBI agent believes she can squeeze her into ratting on her family, a daughter and ex-husband need to save their own skins. And circling them all is a group who'd prefer to eliminate her quietly and anonymously, but who also are not what they seem.
Annie O'Neill observes life from her second-hand bookstore in Manhattan. Then a stranger arrives, Forrester, who knew her long-dead father, and tells Annie a story of love and loss, murder and betrayal.
Mars Bahr has been reassigned from the homicide squad to Minneapolis's Cold Case Unit and is looking into a string of old convenience store murders when the file of Andrea Bergstad turns up. The teen was working alone at night in a desolate rural store when she disappeared. There are few clues as to what happened to her, so Mars convinces a crime-finders TV show to appeal to the public for new leads. And among the screwball responses is one sizzling hot tip.
Retirement isn't easy for an ex-hit man: now the man accustomed to killing people in cold blood must spend time with his eccentric mother-in-law. Then Peter Macklin discovers mom-in-law's boyfriend Benjamin Grinnell is a spotter for a gang of armed robbers - one who made a big mistake. Grinnel failed to spot a shotgun-toting shop-owner, whom the gang had to turn into red mist. Now Grinnell's life is threatened, and Grinnell's jeopardy endangers those closest to Macklin.
Nick Conover is the CEO of a major corporation, and before the layoffs the most admired man in a company town. Now a faceless stalker menaces his family. He decides to take action, a tragedy ensues - and immediately his life spirals out of control. At work, Nick begins to uncover a conspiracy against him, involving some of his closest colleagues.
Rick Shannon moves back to Mississippi to fill in for a DJ who stopped showing up for work at WAOR-FM. Rick starts poking around to find out what happened to his predecessor and finds himself wading through a swamp of suspects, including a tough divorcee who rents construction equipment, a former local beauty pageant queen (Miss Tire & Auto Parts), WAOR's general manager, and the president of a local personal finance company who has peculiar ideas about collateral and who just might be part of the feared Dixie Mafia.
While he is spinning Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" on his radio show in Vicksburg, MS, Rick Shannon gets a call that sends him into a wild tangle of mystery, music, and murder.
Mystery author Jessica Fletcher helps out Cabot Cove's first lobster festival by using her writing talents to do an article about the local lobster fishermen. But, instead of netting a story, she finds herself entangled in intrigue and murder.
When the founder of Everest Capital meets an untimely death, thirty-six-year-old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job. Now that he controls Everest he's not going to let his enemies keep him from taking the firm to even greater heights. But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never trust anyone.
Teddy Folger is bored with his life, so he burns down his comic-book store for the insurance money. The plan: sail to a distant island where he can drink rum and chase women. But things don't work out quite as Teddy planned.... Connor Samson is repo man extraordinaire, and he's reclaimed Teddy's boat. But Connor doesn't know about the priceless stowaway on board. Soon, billionaire collector Ahira Kurisaka and a gang of would-be ninjas are hot on Connor's trail - and they'll stop at nothing to get what they want. With chaos just a few steps behind him, Connor is going to have to act fast... or become just another expendable on a bloody path to the ultimate collectible.
Kinsey Millhone is hired by a wealthy man to babysit the 32-year-old daughter just released from prison. Her job is simple: keep her away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers. But her charge is home less than a day when one of her old crowd comes circling round.
This Rough Guide explores and explains the context of Dan Brown's thriller "The Da Vinci Code." It features the Christian controversy on the bloodline of Christ, the role of Opus Dei, the legend of the Holy Grail and more.
Mark DeAvecca is a bright student at the elite Windsor prep 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.
LA Times reporter Eve Diamond searches for the killer of the beautiful actress Katarina Venturi. Could it be Eve's own love, Silvio Aguilar, who had a key to Katarina's apartment and may have visited her the morning of her death?
Toronto antiques dealer Lara McClintoch travels to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and finds a conference devoted to the Moai, the giant stone carvings, going on in her hotel. But among the attending experts is a killer.
Annie Darling is delighted when her husband's new case takes them to Golden Silk, a remote private island. The island's owner has invited Annie & Max and the guests who were present during the fateful weekend that a media magnate died. The life of the party just might be the next victim.
A young Englishwoman comes to Tokyo seeking a rare piece of film footage that has been lost for decades, showing a specific incident during the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre. Only one man can help her - a survivor of the masscre and now a visiting professor at the university of Todai in Tokyo. In order to get his trust she accepts a job as a hostess in an upmarket nightspot catering to Japanese businessmen and wealthy yakuza, where a certain gangster may be the key - an old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourge, rumoured to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health.
Sled dog racer Jessie Arnold is invited to a work party at her friend's old lighthouse. When one guest ends up dead, phone lines and radio connections cut, Jessie realizes that there is a killer on the loose on a small Alaskan island.
Claire Malloy and her teenage daughter Caron housesit a palatial home but it's far from relaxing. The owner of the house is not who she claims to be and a dead body keeps turning up.
When a young woman turns up dead in a peat bog near the Tiber River, Tereso Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she's got the victim of an ancient pagan ritual on her hands. She's wrong. Meanwhile Nic Costa is trying to stay off drink and Gianni Peroni is no longer working Vice, caught in a departmental sting. And meanwhile someone is trying very hard to kill the pathologist. And now another beautiful young woman has gone missing.
The dead body of a rising NBA basketball star has been discovered at rock diva Angel's L.A. pleasure palace and Angel has gone missing. Private investigator Jim McNamara will need to explore the darkest corners of the music world to track down rock's undisputed queen bee to get to the bottom of one very nasty murder. But how do you find a chameleon who could be anywhere and anyone?
Hope McDonald's advice column is syndicated nationwide. So when Hope is murdered in her home, Chief Lewellyn Ferris can think of more than a few suspects. Now, she'll have to think of the perfect bait to net a cold-blooded killer.
It is 1953 and Cuba is at its lush tropical and glamorous best. Only one small problem threatens this situation - the rise of a daring revolutionary named Fidel Castro. Now, legendary sniper Earl Swagger has been called in by the CIA to take him out.
When an impossibly beautiful blonde arrives in town - fleeing a stalker - housekeeper Flip Paxton must clean up after the dangerous flow of violence that follows her.
A Bob Skinner novel. Pope John XXV is coming to Edinburgh and security needs to be tight. But a body is found hanging from a tree, a war veteran is killed in a hit and run, and another dies from an apparent heart attack. Is there a chink in the armour?
Movie stardom, wealth, a successful marriage - Oz Blackstone is standing on the brink of the Seriously Big Time - but he should have known it couldn't stay that way for long. The first sign of trouble appears when Oz find his ex-wife, Primavera Phillips, drenched in her own tears - her life in ruins, cheated out of her fortune and robbed of her baby boy. What could Oz do but help?
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is confronted with a killer who goes to extraordinary lengths to obscure the identity of his victims, leaving them literally faceless and burning away their fingertips. When she finally discovers the identity of the first victim, her world is turned upside down.
Cece Caruso wants to finish her biography of Erle Stanley Gardner so that she can finally stop obsessing about Perry Mason. In a last-ditch effort to kick writer's block, she visits a prison inmate who had once corresponded with Gardner, pleading his innocence. This lands her in a double-edged mystery linking a forty-year-old murder to one where the body is still warm.
When Jared Barnett is released from a life sentence on a murder charge, he comes to Melanie Starks and her son Charlie with a plan to rob a local Nebraska bank. But during the holdup everything goes wrong, innocent people end up dead, and the two petty cons are on the run with Jared - with more lives at stake and nothing to lose.
Harriet Martens, in her fourth appearance, must discover the truth about a sinister and unsolved murder case dating back to the 1960s.
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.
Max Freeman agrees to help onetime girlfriend, Detective Sherry Richard, nail an ex-cop she suspects of killing several young women in South Florida. But Sherry's suspect once saved Max's life, and Max's own aggressive investigation leads him to believe that Sherry's crusade to protect these women is about to roll over a possibly innocent man.
80 years ago three men, a father and two sons, disappeared while working on the first road to go through the Everglades. Now a descendant of the vanished men, after finding a series of letters, turns to Max Freeman for help.
Set in South Africa. After a child's mutilated body is discovered in a ditch, detective Harry Mason needs to discover whether this gruesome death is the work of a serial murderer or a muti killer butchering children to make powerful 'medicine' from their body parts.
Ricky Jenks gave up life in the U.S. years ago for his new life as a piano player in a Paris cafe. He has many friends among the other African-Americans living in Paris and is dating a French Muslim woman. But everything changes when his estranged cousin wants help finding his runaway wife, and soon after Ricky finds a prostitute dead in his apartment building.
When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is called in. He's ordered to infiltrate the tightly-knit team, to gain their confidence and, ultimately, to betray them. As he finds himself on the firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie.
Edgar nominee for best first novel. Lisa Countryman is a woman of complex origins. Half-Japanese, adopted by African American parents, she returns to Tokyo, ostensibly to research her thesis on Japan's "sad, brutal reign of conformity." When she vanishes, Tom Hurley, who is half-Korean and half-white, is assigned to her case at the American embassy, as is local cop Kenzo Ota, who is 100 percent Japanese but deemed an outsider.
While investigating the suspicious death of President William Henry Harrison, Josiah Beede must return to New Hampshire when the husband of the woman he once hoped to marry disappears.
Louisa May Alcott brings her family to visit relatives in New Hampshire, hoping for pastoral peace. But this is not to be: Louisa finds herself looking into the death of a young Dutchman, who fell into a ravine during a hike.
New York City, 1964: The record label that Bebe Bennett works for wants to get in on the action of the British Invasion. They sign a new band, but then the lead singer is electrocuted. Bebe must find the killer.
Coroner Martha Gunn is called when the River Severn bursts its banks and a body is discovered floating in a flooded cottage. The victim is presumed to be the cottage's tenant, James Humphreys, who recently went missing, but Humphreys' wife insists it is not. This leaves Martha with the problem: who is the dead man, and where is Humphreys?
The dead man was a police clerk who shot himself for no obvious reason. Homicide detective Dave Bannion's chief, Lieutenant Wilks, wanted the case closed and speculation ended quickly and tightly. So did Max Stone and Lagana, who held the city in a sinister, underworld grip. But why? Why did they all fear a dead man?
The court martial case against Lt. Dominick Sisto is overwhelming. He is charged with disobeying a direct order and fleeing in the face of the enemy as the war in Europe escalates toward the climactic Battle of the Bulge. Major Harry Voss hasn't defended a criminal case in years, has a personal connection to the defendant, and is up against a hotshot JAG prosecutor chosen by the brass to win at any cost. He's not the right man for the job - but he's the only man for the job.
Career civil servant and respectable Dubliner Seamus Joyce finds himself installed as acting head of IDEA, the Irish Drug Enforcement Agency. Soon he begins to suspect that the police, in league with the ambitious new Minister of Justice, are bending the rules - and he still doesn't entirely understand what the rules are.
Edgar nominee for best novel. Although it's been five years since his daughter Sarah disappeared, Mike Sullivan must now open up his family's past and confront the lies, deceit and persistent suspicion that Sarah might still, somehow, be alive.
At the height of the 1965 Watts riot a white man escapes from a mob into a nearby apartment building where, later, a red-headed woman known as Little Scarlet is found dead. The deputy police commissioner asks Easy Rawlins to see what he can discover.
Cellist Abigail Allen lives with a secret guilt and has reconciled herself to living alone - until she meets charming, persuasive Silas Graves. The photographer knows about her past but loves her in spite of it - besides, he has his own dark secrets.
A young man stands accused of grave robbing - and of killing the fresh corpse found in it. Nina Reilly's client insists he was hired to dig up the grave of Constantin Zhukovsky and has no idea how that other body got there. Who is Zhukovsky and what was his connection to the Russian royal family, murdered during the revolution?
A debut novel featuring Chief Inspector Sun Piao. Eight mutilated bodies wash up on the mudflats of the Huangpu River. Piao knows he should walk away from the case as the Party is suspected of the murders. However, along with his deputy Yaobang, he finds himself sunk deep in the morass of Shanghai.
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. Recommended.
During the early years of the 20th century an influential art critic travels to an island off the coast of France to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend. We discover, as the painter captures the character of the man on canvas, why he has taken on the commission and why he left London suddenly and mysteriously, at the height of his success.
6 years ago US Witness protection marshal Roland Larson did the unthinkable: he fell in love with a protected witness, Hope Stevens, whose testimony was to put away prominent members of the Romero crime family. Now the Romeros know her new identity and Larson must match wits with a brutally ingenious killer whose sole target is Hope Stevens.
Thomas Pitt is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot - but by whom? As Pitt delves into the case, he finds that police are running a lucrative protection racket, and clues suggest that Inspector Wetron of Bow Street, the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, is the mastermind. He is using his influence with the press to whip up fears of more attacks-and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. This would make him the most powerful man in the country.
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?
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.
Fall 1921, the Emersons are enjoying a busy period of excavation in Egypt. Their digging turns to detecting when they learn of a man's lurid death that supposedly was caused by a curse. The dead man's wife implores them to retrieve the stolen statue that killed him in the tomb before it claims more lives.
Rob would really like to visit justice on the killer of his fiance after the courts acquit him. So he is willing to listen when told of The Circle, a small group of people with a common interest: revenge. As is usually the case, there's a catch and, again as usual, you only learn about it too late.
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. Recommended.
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.
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. Recommended.
When Libertus joins his patron on official business in Venta (modern Caerwent), he has to keep his wits about him. The local Silures tribe seethes under Roman occupation, and there's tension in the air. But the glimpse of a familiar figure leads the unlikely sleuth into a murky world of racketeering, treason and murder.
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.
Young schoolmistress Vanessa Duncan is a Cambridge in 1888 when three mathematicians are found murdered, apparently in connection to a prize to be awarded to anyone who solves Newton's famous n-body problem.
When the body of a woman is found in Manhattan - in pieces - former profiler Meredith Brantley is called back by the FBI. She takes the case reluctantly, but makes discoveries that chill her own blood and attracts the attention of the killer.
From the shadows of Christopher Marlowe's sixteenth century England to present day New York. PI Kate Morgan investigates a murder involving an antique manuscript recently unearthed in central London. It is a foray into the parallel worlds of espionage and political intrigue separated by centuries.
Precious Ramotswe finds herself busier than usual at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (of all times for Mma Makutsi to take up dance lessons!) when a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive and the baffling appearance in her yard of a mysterious pumpkin add to her concerns. Also, Mma Ramotswe's husband - the estimable Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni - is overburdened with work even before one of his apprentices runs off with a wealthy woman. But what finally rattles her normally unshakeable composure is the visitor who forces her to confront a painful secret from her past.
Young Shazia Ahmed was found brutally murdered. Jamie Farrell already knows that drugs and crime will tip over into murder. His father is in Strangeways prison and he'll be joining him if he doesn't give up the deadly CRAZE game.
Tensions run high at Bartlemans College and a difficult, unpopular tutor is accused of murdering a bright, young female student. He is the obvious suspect, but Kate Ivory is out to prove otherwise.
Canadian author. When a high society murder-suicide leaves a young boy in a coma, the lives of two women are turned upside down by a series of ethical paradoxes that culminates in an offer one of them cannot refuse: Lt. Anne Shannon, a mother who has lost a child herself; and Susan Shaw, a high-powered bureaucrat with whom the suicide victim has had crucial professional dealings. Together they piece together the circumstances of the crime, slowly learning that they are both pawns and players in a surprising endgame.
On her first day as a full-time reporter, Bubbles lands in jail with a murder suspect named Crazy Popeye, who grants Bubbles an exclusive interview shortly before keeling over herself. Suddenly, Bubbles's interview notes are a hot commodity among a romance-obsessed police detective, a Polish Mafioso, and a dentist with an apparent foot fetish.
After the murder of elderly Morey Gilbert, Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth once again call on Grace McBride and her offbeat software company Monkeewrench. Recommended.
The Monkeewrench gang are driving from Minneapolis to Green Bay when their car breaks down near the town of Four Corners. But there's no one there in Four Corners - and the phone lines have been severed. Something bad has happened - and it's still going on.
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?
Sugarmilk Falls, a close-knit community in the Canadian Shield conceals an old secret. Now, on a winter night, the town's inhabitants gather together, induced by a questioning stranger to talk openly for the first time about the sinister events of the past.
Journalist Sally Harrington returns from California after being a witness in the trial of a mafia boss. Back at DBS News in New York, she's offered her dream job - hosting a morning news show that will give her national exposure. Then her great-uncle Percy enlists her help to sort out some ownership issues over land he didn't even know was his. Seems straightforward enough, until another journalist is almost murdered - a journalist who has been doing a story on Sally - and it becomes apparent that the mob is not quite out of Sally Harrington's eventful life.
A killer extracts revenge on Catholic priests accused of abuse in this new entry of the Wild Onion series. Kirsten's Uncle Michael, a priest, helped her through a rough time. Now Kirsten's uncle is targeted by a killer and she must help to save his life.
Detective Caroline Mabry is pitted in a battle of wits against a mysterious yet oddly familiar figure who wants to confess to a murder.
Dortmunder's crew are distracted from their current project, a lavish New York apartment filled with hordes of valuables when they learn their beloved gin joint, the OJ, has fallen into the hands of the Mafia.
The story of five people - a DEA agent, a drug lord, a call girl, a hit man, and a priest - caught up in the War On Drugs. As they struggle to escape the sins of their pasts and create some kind of decent future, the characters take us through the rise of the Mexican drug Federacion, the demise of a Mafia family, the CIA's involvement in cocaine smuggling, and the vicious netherworld of the drug trade across the border between San Diego and Tijuana. On the way, the five men and women find love and lose it, find their souls and lose them, and find them again.
Set in 1930s Hollywood. Detective Rick Barron leaves the Beverly Hills force and lands a job on the security detail for Centurion Pictures. He investigates a murder cover-up and blackmail scam that threatens the studio and may originate with the West Coast mob.
Stone Barrington is in a restaurant for a quiet meal when approached by a filthy rich, smooth talking Texan who needs a lawyer. On their way out of the restaurant, an unknown assailant shoots at them. Then the Texan disappears. Then a dead body turns up in Stone's townhouse.
When she finds her best friend Angel missing from her ransacked, bloodstained house, Samantha Shaw finds it hard to believe that Angel's ex-husband Hugh is capable of ex-wife-napping - or murder, even though their divorce was unpleasant.
Cambridge PI Jackson Brodie is flung into the midst of three resurrected old crimes: a child who mysteriously disappeared from a tent in her back garden, an unidentified man who marched into an office and slashed the throat of a young girl, and a young woman found sitting in her kitchen next to the body of her husband, an axe buried in his head.
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.
Merlyn comes from his home in Brussels to claim his inheritance after his clairvoyant aunt Clarissa dies. The family, however, thought Merlyn was dead, since that is what Clarissa had told them. She foresaw that one of them would try to kill him. But which one?
Edgar nominee for best first novel. Douglas Pearce, a young brewery worker from Pottsdown, PA, is led on a quest for information about his long-dead uncle that takes him from Toronto to Casablanca, Cairo, Bahrain and Singapore, before returning him to Toronto. He gets on the trail of a huge stolen gem and on the way finds rascals, thugs, thieves and vamps along with archaeology scholars, ex-museum directors and encyclopedia publishers who appear to be his guides.
Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord is in Moscow to help a commission choose a new tsar from the distant relatives of Nicholas II. His job is to perform a background check on the candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles' concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza. With the help of the writings of Rasputin, and a beautiful Russian circus performer, he confronts the mystery of what really happened to the family of Russia's last tsar.
Father Colin Michener, Secretary to Pope Clement XV, worries over the frequent visits his boss makes to the Vatican archives over the Virgin Mary's secret 1917 Fatima prophecy. When a Romanian priest connected with the secrets is murdered, the Vatican's powerful Secretary of State sees an opportunity to make a move against the Pope. And Michener finds himself sent abroad on a mysterious errand for Clement.
Sixteen culinary capers with recipes included by Carole Nelson Douglas, Parnell Hall, Claudia Bishop and others.
When she's asked to investigate the disappearance of a talented young rower from Oxford University, PI Sam Falconer begins to pick at the seams of a ruthlessly competitive world. Then a body surfaces in the water - and it's not the rower's.
When a beautiful young woman stumbles into a rough Algonquin Bay tavern covered in black fly bites and with bits of leaves stuck in her curly red hair, the bartender knows she is either dumb or high - no one goes out unprotected in black fly season. It turns out her problem is the bullet in her brain - and she has no memory of how it got there or who she is. Homicide detectives John Cardinal and Lisa Delorme, though they don't know who she is, know that someone wants her dead - and will try again if word leaks out that she's still alive.
Hollis Grant begins her first marathon only to stumble almost immediately over the murdered body of the Rev. Paul Robertson. Since she was just about to divorce the deceased and is the prime suspect, it's up to her to find the real killer. Canadian author.
Hair stylist Reyn Marten Sawyer gets a late-night call from wealthy Alexandra Barrister, desperate for Reyn's help with a hair crisis. She arrives at the imposing Barrister estate and finds the body of Alexandra's socialite mother, arranged with her hair standing on end, cemented into place by a killer with a macabre style sense. Reyn suspects she's being framed by Alexandra.
Trying to save an endangered species doesn't normally make one a target for extinction. But police diver Hannah Sampson has her doubts when she pulls her friend Elyse out of the sea, barely alive. Although the chief believes it was an accident, Hannah knows Elyse is a staunch environmentalist and never hesitated to harass anyone who threatened her beloved natural habitat.
Jane Bell, now 46, realizes her teenage dreams of James Bond espionage when her son, a researcher for a Swiss arms manufacturer, asks her for help. He is sought by two groups that want his secrets. But even he is taken aback at the lengths she goes to keep him safe.
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.
Joseph Antonelli must defend the brilliant young Julian Sinclair after the beautiful Daphne McMillan, a married District Attorney, is murdered. Daphne's husband believes he can sink both Sinclair and Antonelli with one fell swoop.
A dramatically mutilated body is found in Sonchai Jitpeecheep's District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok's underworld. The Buddhist detective must deal with his boss, the CIA, drug dealers, prostitues, Al-Qaeda and the military. Recommended.
Judge Clarissa Easterbrook has gone missing from a wealthy Portland neighborhood, and Samantha Kincaid has to make the DA look good until the prodigal judge returns. Yet it soon becomes clear that the woman didn't vanish voluntarily - and it's no surprise when her bludgeoned body turns up at a local construction site. What is surprising is how quickly a suspect is apprehended while Clarissa's husband, a prominent surgeon, is cleared of suspicion. It all seems a bit cut-and-dried to Sam, especially when she discovers that Clarissa was keeping secrets that the city's elite would prefer to stay hidden.
When the body of a girl who has been beaten to death is found, the suspicions of the Scilly islanders turn toward the only stranger in their midst, a famous pop star. Superintendent Wycliffe, however, has his doubts.
A best-selling novelist lives in an opulent house in Cornwall. The day comes when a playing card, torn in half, arrives. And, that night, a murderer strikes. Inspector Wycliffe will investigate.
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...
A local auction house owner dies under suspicious circumstances. Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning investigates and uncovers a criminal enterprise of art fogery, fraud, and murder that leads her into the murky swamps of the South Carolina Lowcountry in search of answers. Includes a recipe and tea-making tips.
9 years ago Matt Hunter went to prison for manslaughter. Now things are looking up - his wife Olivia is pregnant and they're closing on a house in his hometown in New Jersey. Then one day Matt gets a shocking, inexplicable video call. A mysterious man who begins tailing him then turns up dead. A beloved nun who is not what she appears to be is murdered, and the authorities focus on one suspect - Matt.
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.
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner investigates an apparent suicide of a Birmingham journalist, Edward Barham. Mariner knows that Edward's younger brother Jamie may have witnessed the suspicious suicide but due to his severe autism he is unable to communicate what he has seen.
Harry Bosch is back at the LAPD, given the job of solving old, unsolved crimes. New DNA evidence reopens the 1988 death of a 16 year old girl. A white supremacist with close ties to the police department becomes a suspect, but Bosch and his partner, Kizmin Rider, can't take a step without threatening higher-ups in the force.
A band of killers descend upon the small Maine island of Sanctuary driven by one thing: revenge. All that stand in their way are rookie officer Sharon Macy and the island's tall, melancholy policeman Joe Dupree.
CIA operative Tommy Carmellini is sent to guard a farmhouse in West Virginia but arrives to find the guards shot dead and a ruthless team of American commandos killing everyone in sight. He escapes with a stunningly attractive translator, who then steals his car and abandons him after a deadly mountain car chase.
Sughrue's close friend, psychiatrist Will MacKinderick, begs him to track down stolen confidential psychonalysis files - he suspects one of his patients is the culprit. Going against every last instinct, Sughrue agrees to taken on the case - a $20,000 retainer is always hard to resist. And when the suspects start dying of violently unnatural causes, Sughrue - fueled by alcohol, drugs, and lurid sexual entanglements - finds himself struggling to stay ahead of the madness unfolding around him.
Mystery writer Sophie Katz is living the plot of her hit novel. Sophie suspects that two famous artists who have mysteriously died may have been murdered.
Al Colby is on the trail of the lost treasure of the Incas - with every fortune hunter in South America closing in, trying to get their hands on the loot.
Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid is in Sun Valley to do the wedding of an old flame, a smoke jumper, to her former best friend. And then a local hero makes an impromptu skydive that looks a lot like murder.
Ace freelance PR woman and amateur detective Temple Barr is 30-going-on-19 when she agrees to do homicide lieutenant Carmen Molina a big favour and go undercover as a contestant at Teen Idol, a TV reality show. The lieutenant is worried because someone is threatening the contestants - including her own 13 year old daughter - by leaving mutilated Barbie dolls all over Las Vegas.
When the life of feng shui expert and media-crowned domestic dominatrix Amelia Wong is threatened, Temple Barr is suddenly neck deep in trouble... and bodies.
When Federal Chief Investigator Nick LeRue gets word that his ex-girlfriend, investigative journalist Heather Cole, is missing, he turns to Heather's twin sister, Melanie. She tells Nick of visions she's had of her sister being held captive by an unseen man. Though skeptical of the sisters' psychic connection, Nick follows Heather's trail all the way to Pushmataha, Mississippi where, it appears, Heather may have been close to uncovering this town's darkest and bloodiest secret.
Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins begins to see connections of increasingly gruesome murders of women over a period of twenty years. He dumps all the rules and risks his career to make the final link and get the killer.
Lt. Paul of Seattle's Station Six's ladder truck notes a pattern on the multiple arson fires springing up across the city. They are converging on Station Six.
When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack is planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops. A visit to Afghanistan reveals that al-Qaeda plans a catastrophic nuclear attack on New York City.
Detectives Kate Delafield and Joe Cameron were not on the typical homicide call in the upscale neighborhood of Hancock Park. Victoria Talbot's ex-husband is accused of the murder and Kate must piece together a puzzle of secrets to determine his innocence.
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.
Benni Harper must take over a children's play after the musical director of her church is called away. But the production, already in rehearsal, comes to a sudden halt after the badly beaten body of the church handyman is found right in front of the altar.
A one-time criminal profiler will risk everything - even her own sanity - to lure out of hiding the madman who murdered her family. Even if it means she becomes the number one suspect.
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? Recommended.
Holly's successful business and home life is threatened by mistakes made on her regular walks on the wild side. She thinks she's being stalked, someone is demanding money from her, threats lurk around every corner - and those closest to Holly are running out of patience.
A young woman found dead on the beach is identified as Evan Delaney. However, Evan is very much alive and learns that the thief has been scamming money from her bank account and from drug bosses. Harrassed by drug runners and suspected of murder, Evan must escape the web of deceit that threatens to destroy her and her boyfriend, Jesse.
After trauma surgeon Ruth Collins witnesses a murder, she becomes the killer's next target.
Lawyer Tom Redmond believes that a US Senator has abducted his daughter, a reporter who was investigating the politician. Enlisting the aid of a former biker, he kidnaps the Senator and begins a 48 hour crime spree aimed at getting his daughter back.
Free man of colour Benjamin January takes a perilous steamboat ride that becomes an inescapable passage to death and murder. He is hired to follow a bank official who has absconded with $100,000 in gold and securities, money vital to the survival of the school for freed slaves that he and his wife Rose have founded.
Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader and dealer in holy relics, had lost the woman he loved, captured by enemies in THE PENDRAGON BANNER. His first task now is to get her back.
Historical thriller set in medieval Constantinople: Demetrios the Apokalyptor is commissioned to investigate an assassination attempt on the Emperor's life - before the assassin can strike again.
Turning to the two most popular motives for murder - money and passion - Slider and his team's investigation of Chattie Cornfeld's murder turns up some puzzling anomalies. None of the suspects fit what evidence they have, unless they have been misreading the evidence...
Tough, savvy, Baltimore police detective Kay Delaney is recovering from the murder of her partner by a serial killer now behind bars. But then a new murder casts doubt on the guilt of the man in prison, and Kay must investigate. She is teamed up with fellow deterctive and former lover Danny Finnerty.
As the Eternal City is paralyzed by a blizzard for the first time in decades a gruesome discovery is made in the Pantheon. But before Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni can begin a formal investigation, the US Embassy has brought in its own people, FBI agents.
While a killer stalks the streets of London, DS Nick Miller is more concerned with a light-heavyweight boxer turned expert cat burglar who has busted out of prison. High above the streets, cop and ocnvict with face down their challenges the only way they know how.
Miami prosecutor C.J. Townsend is chosen to oversee the search for a killer who is knocking off cops. Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Dominick Falconetti heads the task force and believes that all the dead were involved in something unsavoury.
War correspondent Jane Todd (of THE SECOND ASSASSIN and THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE) explores a royal scandal, a Nazi conspiracy, and the lure of treason in a world at war. Canadian author.
After 13 year old Agnes Fisher faints at school two stereoscopic photographs are discovered in her desk that reveal she has been sexually exploited. William Murdoch resolves to hunt down the photographer - and to put him behind bars.
Jane MacGuire, saved from a life on the street by forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, is making her first steps toward a bright future, when a childhood friend is shot in a kidnapping attempt gone wrong.
1946. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her experiences during the war, he is forced to confront a Venice still haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Everyone, he discovers, has been compromised by the Occupation. And when, finally, the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the center of a web of deception, intrigue, and unexpected moral dilemmas.
Autumn, 1943. Hitler puts out peace feelers, knowing he can't win the war after Stalingrad. Roosevelt sends Willard Mayer, an OSS operative, to serve as his envoy.
The husband of a beautiful young woman has been accused of her murder. To defend him, attorney Victor Carl confronts not only a determined prosecutor and a police detective who might have set up his client, but also a strange dentist named Bob. Thanks to Bob, Victor is suddenly dressing better, dating a stunning woman, and both his economic prospects and his teeth are gleaming - until Victor finds a troubling connection between Bob and the murdered wife.
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.
Peggy Lee, after a quick cafe lecture on African violets and a minor bike accident with a good-looking Saturn driver, returns to her garden shop to find one of the wealthiest men in town - and one of the biggest philanderers - sprawled face down across one of her seasonal displays, apparently beaten to death with a garden shovel.
London, 1959: When a series of increasingly sadistic murders occur on his old East End patch, and a wartime girlfriend who became a GI bride - since married to a Democratic Presidential candidate - reappears, Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy find his youth come back to haunt him.
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.
Oklahoma, 1930s: At 21 Carl Webster's on his way to beconing the most famous Deputy US Marshall in America. He has already shot and killed notorious bank robber Emmet Long and is now tracking Jack Belmont, the no-good son of an oil millionaire with dreams of becoming Public Enemy Number One.
Freelance writer Jaine Austen is back on the scene with a ghostwriting gig that has her rubbing elbows with LA's rich and ruthless - and tracking down a clever 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.
Martin Odum, CIA field agent turned private detective is struggling his way trough a labyrinth of past identities - "legends" in CIA parlance. Is he really Martin Odum or one of many other personas. Is he suffering from multiple personality disorder? Martin is caught in a "wilderness of mirrors' where both remembering and forgetting his past are deadly options.
American attorney Lang Reilly, in Paris to investigate his sister's murder, discovers long hidden secrets of the Knights Templar through clues hidden in a centuries old painting. These secrets could shatter Christianity.
DS Vic Hallam and his partner DC John Cromer go undercover to infiltrate Southern England's drug trade. A brutal murder catapults them into the largest and most profitable drug run in the South West and turns the hunters into the hunted.
CIA analyst Carolyn Carmichael, fearful that her own husband is a traitor and racing to stop another terrorist strike in the US, discovers that she has only one choice: betray everyone she cares about - or everything she believes in.
Lilly Rose Cleary is a tough as nails partner for a law firm that represents fat-cat physicians in malpractice cases. She is also an obsessive-compulsive health nut who has a bad habit of tripping over dead bodies. She is ambushed in her office. Who would attack a tofu-eating attorney and why?
A collection of novellas featuring: a new Dortmunder from Westlake, a new 87th Precinct from McBain, and new works from Farris, Deaver, Block, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen King.
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. Recommended.
When a ten year old local boy dies in a drowning incident in Badwater, Wyoming, the town wants swift justice. The tourist who may have been responsible for the death claims that it was an accident. Special Agent Antonio Burns, forced to support the prosecution, learns that a man's innocence or guilt means nothing to either side.
US Marshal Winter Massey is pitted against a ruthless killer, a human-trafficking Mafia don - and his own wife.
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.
FBI agent M. K. Shaugnessy's gut tells her that recent deaths of beautiful young girls at Chesapeake Bay College are far from accidents, more likely the work of a serial killer whose grisly spree has just begun. But her partner, veteran agent Adam Thomas, is far from convinced.
Legal thriller. In Manchester, NH, lawyer Dutch Francis is known for defending people accused of DWIs, not murder. But as a favour to a friend, he decides to take the case of a troubled young man accused of killing the local high school football star.
Charleston antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn is thrilled by her recent estate auction purchase of a spectacular bejeweled birdcage from India, but not so much by its occupant, a mouthy mynah named Monet. Then somebody kidnaps the bird and demands a real Monet painting as ransom. Okay, she thinks, keep the bird. But then they up the ante and snatch her mother Mozella.
Ashley Stassler is not your average artist. He has been wildly praised for a series of bronze sculptures that group families together, depicting them in moments of excruciating physical and emotional pain - but the art world has no clue as to how he creates such authentic, gruesome, seemingly tortured human representations. He assigns each family a number, and now he's up to number nine. What's in store for family #9? Cruelty and savagery that you can't even imagine... B. C. author.
Ben Geller and Bob Slater are two rival snipers on the Oregon Special Response Team. A series of extraordinary twists and turns brings them to a kind of showdown that no one expects - one of them is a robber and murderer.
Faith and her family are in Cambridge, MA while the Rev. Thomas teaches at Harvard Divinity School. A face from her single days reappears, plus she discovers a shocking diary in the old house's attic. Is it too late to uncover the truth?
23 people have answered an ad headlined "Writers' Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months," to leave behind all the distractions that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But they find themselves isolated in an old theater with heat, power and food in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell - and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight.
Soap writer Morgan Tyler has a new title: co-executive producer - and a new responsibility: take care of everything. When an actress on the show is murdered, Morgan better find out who's behind the bloodshed before someone else is written out of the picture.
Lt. Lindsay Boxer, while awaiting trial on a charge of police brutality, escapes to the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the community is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. She and the Women's Murder Club make a link between these killings and one of her own unsolved cases. Her own trial and this investigation both come to a head on the big 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay.
Agent Pendergast with the help of Police officer Vincent D'Agosta is determined to solve a bizarre case that defies everything except supernatural logic. Art critic, Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. He was discovered in a room barricaded from the inside, the unmistakable imprint of a claw burned in the wall, and the smell of brimstone everywhere.
Three women are dead and DI Lorraine Hunt is hunting for a serial killer. In Houghton-le-Spring it's Feast week, a time when all hell is let loose as the fair comes to town. It's not a good time to be searching for a stranger, not a good time to be a woman alone.
London, 1609: the quest for gold drives men and women to acts of daring, deception - and even murder.
Regency London: Young Sarah Tolerance, from a family whose reputation has been ruined, is able to float between social layers, unearth secrets, find things lost, and lose things too dangerous to be kept. She is approached by an agent of the Count Verseillon to reclaim an antique fan he once gave to a lady. The search for the fan and the lady plunges her into a mystery.
DI Vincent Ruiz was found unconscious on a boat in the Thames, covered with the blood of two people - both of whom are missing, along with a 300,000 pound ransom. Ruiz can remember nothing. Instead he is haunted by memories of a seven year old girl who vanished from the stairwell of a mansion block three years earlier. Ruiz knows she's dead and he knows who killed her and he realizes that they're now coming after him.
Ventura County probation officer Carolyn Sullivan must help her brother Neil after the body of his girlfriend is found floating in his swimming pool. His alibi is that he was in bed at the time with celebrity party girl Melody Asher. But Melody refuses to corroborate Neil's story.
A child murderer escapes from prison and strikes again. Frederik Steffanson, the father of the murdered child, decides he must take revenge, a decision with devastating consequences. As anger spreads across the entire country, the two detectives assigned to the case find themselves caught in escalating violence.
The killer leaves no clues and his victims seem completely random. Hamburg Hauptkommissar Jan Fabel and his Mordkommission team have a real and terrifying problem on their hands.
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.
Lucas Davenport is concerned when someone starts mimicking the crimes of the Big Three, three vicious killers still locked up in the Minnesota Security Hospital. But so, oddly, are the Big Three.
Hidden in the world's greatest desert a tiny caravan of fugitives inches toward its goal. One man stands out for his strength, self-imposed discipline and leadership. He is an Outsider whose past is blanked from his memory. And his loyalty to the leadership is total. American and British experts in counter-terrorism must find him before he disappears again and re-emerges in a western city to wreak mass murder.
Edgar nominee for best novel. 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.
Through dialogues conducted with the doctor assigned to assess her competence to stand trial we enter the life of Tory Troy. The young woman, an animal euthanasia technician, was arrested in an Animal Shelter, and charged with six counts of felony murder.
19th century New York City: Bridget Heaney has escaped Ireland and the famine to become a cook in the household of Isaac Gold. But on her first day on the job she finds the body of the Golds' infant son hidden in the bread dough box. She goes from cook to crime-solver to try and solve the mystery of what happened to the child. Includes recipes.
While visiting a friend's newly opened resort in the Florida Keys, travel agent Lynne Montgomery runs afoul of a killer who may make her vacation a permanent one.
A servant has been murdered and the baby in her charge abducted. Fidelma the advocate from Cashel has solved worse crimes - but this time, the missing child is her son.
Helen Hawthorne's new job at a bridal salon becomes downright funereal when the mother of a bride is murdered. Now Helen must find the killer before this turns into another dead-end position for her - literally.
Bay Tanner returns home to South Carolina, but her peaceful return is short-lived when her fledgling detective agency gets a new client. Gray Palmer, an archeologist friend of Bay's sleuthing partner Erik Whiteside has discovered a body while digging around one of the isolated coastal islands. But then Gray turns up dead in a freak boating accident and it becomes plain that some very deadly people will do anything to stop an investigation.
Saddled with a recently expelled, faithless local-cop husband, a teenaged terror of a stepson, and the yappiest, most unhousebreakable Chihuahua in captivity, landscaper Nina Quinn undertakes a backyard makeover for her sister Maria as a respite. But then Maria's fiance vanishes mysteriously.
First US publication. Ray Kelly goes to extraordinary lengths to take revenge on the mobsters who murdered his father and brother.
A small-time thief with three felony convictions, Billy Ray Billings finds himself behind bars for life when overzealous cops unfairly book him for a fourth. In Alabama, three strikes - and you're out. At first paralyzed by his fate, Billy Ray slowly becomes the model prisoner, taking classes and finding God, all the while orchestrating an improbable escape. What follows next is sweet freedom, a new identity, and a daring strategy to seek vengeance on the corrupt system that almost stole his life.
(US retitle of SILVER FACE). Former actor John Ray Horn (of CLEA'S MOON) 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.
Forensic scientist Dr. Frank Cleverger takes on a murder case like no other. Brilliant inventor John Snow is found dead from a gunshot wound the night before a scheduled surgery to cure his rare form of epilepsy. Was he murdered or was it a self inflicted wound?
Investigating the mystery of a friend's death, a down on his luck attorney gets mixed up with a gorgeous singer with a secret past - a dangerous involvement that pulls him into worlds of bio-tech research, big business, and high society.
Ellis Portal, a disgraced former Toronto judge, has been readmitted to the practice of law. But within minutes of the ceremony he watches in horror as his former law classmate and enemy, Supreme Court Justice John Stoughton Melville, is led off in handcuffs, charged with murder. Ellis is coerced into serving as Melville's defense attorney, which pits him against his own daughter, Ellen, who is prosecuting the case.
Features writer Zack Walker finds himself the centre of a crime wave after he stumbles upon a homicide that may be linked to a gang that's been terrorizing the city's high-end shopping district. Canadian writer.
Murphy isn't really into support groups, but this one is supposed to be different, providing group therapy for victims of violence through empowerment. But with three names on the members' list already linked to three murders, it seems their principle may be taken a little too far.
Long Island veterinarian-turned-amateur sleuth Jessica Popper and her animal menagerie return for their third adventure. Jess is called in to treat a billionaire's ailing horse and gets a deadly glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and felonious.
Jessica Clarke was set alight 20 years ago and her attacker went to jail. Now someone else claims to have been the one who burned the girl. Officer Carol Chamberlain turns to DI Tom Thorne, up to his neck with a series of killings which appear to be the result of a turf war between rival gangs, for help with the case. Recommended.
Tom Thorne goes undercover and joins London's homeless. Someone is targeting them and Tom quickly learns that this is no random killer, but someone with a distinct purpose and a very specific list of victims. And then the fact that a policeman is working undercover becomes public knowledge.
Former FBI agent turned crime writer Saxon receives a call from a man who is clearly troubled. Someone is trying to kill him - he will divulge more when he meets her. Could it be a trap?
Crossword editor Belle Graham is headed for Hollywood to work as a technical consultant on a new TV series. One of the actors suddenly dies on the set and Belle has to solve this on her own. Story includes 6 crossword puzzles to fill in.
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.
Preservationists ask Miami's Cold Case Squad to solve a 45 year old double murder cold case on the Shadows property with new forensic techniques when a grisly discovery on the property makes the case hot again.
When the guest of honour at a conference held at a snowbound New England hotel is discovered dead, archaeologist Emma Fielding must tangle with a killer to solve a murder for which she's a prime suspect.
The shooter makes six shots and five are dead. Within hours the police have it solved. But the accused, a sniper from the Gulf War, says, "You've got the wrong guy". Then he says: "Get Reacher for me".
An art history student finds a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse, supposedly from his near-mythical notebook. That night someone breaks into her apartment, murders her boyfriend and steals the sketches she made of the drawing. On the run, she meets an enigmatic antiquarian book dealer. Together they seek the truth in the ashes of World War II and the heart of the Vatican.
When the killer begins to target those closest to Grace, she must face the real danger that lurks in an otherwise idyllic town. In a race against time, Grace must find the courage to delve into Newport's secrets, protect her daughter, and stop a ruthless killer who's determined to win this deadly game of hide and seek...
Felicity Pride, author of a series of cat mysteries, finds a cat and a corpse on her doorstep. The answer to why may lie with an avid pet-hater, a high-brow professor who's read every cat mystery every written or perhaps with Felicity's own rival in the field, a reclusive best-selling author.
Charlie Parker's longtime friend and professional killer Louis begins a solo quest for a young girl who has been mysteriously abducted. Parker is soon drawn into the search. The girl's disappearance, he learns, is linked to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, a 1944 slaughter at a French monastery, and the myth of an object known as the Black Angel.
At the urgent request of her law partner and lover Harry Madigan, Cape Cod attorney Marty Nickerson takes on the defense of Louisa Rawlins, a woman suspected of murdering her wealthy husband. But the evidence begins to mount against Louisa, and Marty's young associate Kevin has become so bewitched by Louisa that he endangers his entire career.
The activities of a local vandal coincide with the murder of a night watchman at a palatial Martha's Vineyard mansion, and ex-cop J. W. Jackson must dig into the island's dirty secrets to find a killer.
J. W. Jackson gets a visit from an old Vietnam buddy. He is one of two survivors of a bloody five man mission. The other three, he fears, are victims of a killer known as the Easter Bunny.
The 7th in the Lincoln Rhyme series is a two day cat and mouse chase in uptown Manhattan. Quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his protege Amelia Sachs try to outguess Thompson Boyd. Boyd is attempting to kill Geneva Settle, a high school girl from Harlem, and it is up to Lincoln and Amelia to solve a 140 year old cold case in order to stop the killer.
When you get a job with a government agency and then get trained to be an assassin, you don't suspect that your target might be the president of the United States.
313 AD: Emperor Constantine has invited two feuding Christian camps to debate their views in front of him at the Villa Pulchra outside Rome. But then representatives from both sides are murdered, the villa is secretly attacked, and a holy relic stolen. Constantine's mother Helena calls in the help of her secret agent, Claudia, to track down the assassins and unmask their crimes.
Six year old Tutankhamun's reign is threatened when extraordinary news reaches Thebes - Pharoah Akenhaten has apparently returned from the dead and is gathering armed supporters to reclaim his throne. Mahu, former Chief of Police, must investigate before chaos breaks out.
Athens, 330 BC: three law cases are exciting the city: the malicious wounding of a wealthy citizen, a bizarre murder by hemlock, and an accusation of impiety against the courtesan Phryne. Aristotle, recollecting the death of Socrates and strongly aware of the city's tensions, intervenes, lest the forthcoming trials break Athens into fragments.
Erik Winter is the youngest chief inspector in Sweden. He has a bloody double murder in an apartment, a crime scene that appears as a stage setting grotesquely symbolic in its composition. The trail of clues that the killer left leads them into the cult world of the gothic - and to a connection with the police.
Tokyo assassin John Rain is hired by the Mossad but botches an assignment and turns what should have been a surgical hit into a massacre. He find himself running from both the Mossad and the CIA. Can he trust the Israeli agent Delilah to save him?
Rookie firefighter Jason Gum finds himself blackmailed into complicity when two of his colleagues steal more than twelve million dollars in bearer bonds. His predicament deepens when his battalion chief, after discovering the theft, dies in the department's smoke room before he can report the crime.
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.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum decides to quit her job to do something else, something safe, something normal - something without creeps, weirdos, and stalkers. But then - just when she thinks she's out - they pull her back in.
Needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire has a new roommate after her friend Godwin has an unexpectedly nasty quarrel with his significant other, John. But Godwin enjoys only a short stay before John is found murdered and the police move him to new quarters. It is up to Betsy to untangle the complex knot of lies, save Godwin, and find the real killer.
Renegade journalist Frank Corso's 4th case has him attempting to prevent a horrifying act of mass destruction. Just as experts from fifty nations gather in a downtown hotel for a symposium on chemical and biological weapons, an airborne terror is unleashed that leaves a tunnel full of corpses below the streets of Seattle.
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... Recommended.
An elderly woman is found dead inside her own apartment with lungs full of river water. London's Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to search for a solution. The city's oddest and oldest detectives-Arthur Bryant and John May- must pool their resources to track down the murderer.
E. M. DeHaan, captain of the Dutch tramp freighter Noordendam is recruited for dangerous missions, including a commando raid against Germans in Tunisia, transporting bombs to the British on Crete, and a top-secret mission to the Baltic Coast of Sweden. Over time, the freighter becomes a haven for fugitives. Recommended.
After Richard Beaumont sees a young woman fall to her death from the Dover cliffs, he becomes obsessed by the event. Eventually Sarah Fortune is drawn into his troubles and into helping trace where the dead girl came from. In so doing, a trade that is both breathtakingly lucrative and chillingly cruel is revealed.
Two young maverick lawyers take on an impossible case - and reveal a conspiracy that reaches from small-town Massachusetts right into the heart of the Federal government.
Captain Lacey accepts a position at the Sudbury School to find the person behind a series of malicious pranks. But when the mischief takes a deadly turn, Lacey must teach the murderer a lesson.
Philadelphia homicide detective Lucy O'Malley investigates the mysterious death of a prominent doctor.
Manhattan's Upper East Side isn't a neighbourhood that NYPD's April Woo and Precinct Captain Mike Sanchez associate with grisly crimes - until the wife of a celebrity chef is slashed to death in her fashionable townhouse. The obvious suspect is her long-time nanny. Then the victim's best friend is murdered as well.
In 1981 a two-year-old girl was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Her seven-year-old sister Miranda was knocked down and killed by the abductor's van. In 2004 George Sharp, the now-retired police investigator who failed to solve the crimes, receives a letter that makes him revisit the case, turning attention to David Umber, a PHD student who had been a witness.
The body of a prostitute is discovered in Glasgow's Queen Street Station, sparking a murder hunt that focuses on the city's seamier side. When the body of a young nurse is found in a private clinic with her corpse positioned in the same manner as the prostitute, DCI Lorimer and pyschologist, Solomon Brightman, must decide if this is the work of a serial killer.
DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman investigate the tangled relationships within the Glasgow Orchestra after its leader is found brutally murdered in his dressing room.
In Cambridge 1355 the colleges of the fledgling university are as much at odds with each other as they are with the ordinary townsfolk. Two well-born murderers have been pardoned by the King and are ready to confront those who convicted them. Matthew Bartolomew is called to examine two corpses found at the mill.
1355: serious riots explode in Oxford and scholars flee the city. Some go to Cambridge. But there, within hours of their arrival, the first of their number dies, followed quickly by a second. When Bartholomew investigates he finds evidence that the riot wasn't a case of random violence, but part of a carefully orchestrated plot.
Cocktail waitress turned psychologist Christina McMullen soon discovers that the lessons she learned at the Blue Lagoon lounge may serve her better than her college degree when it comes to murder. When her most famous client, buff football star "Bomber" Bomstad, starts chasing her around her desk and getting, well - unzipped - Christina gets just a little miffed - until Bomber has the bad manners to drop dead at her feet.
Max Weiss learned his trade from his Uncle Morris, a private eye with a career dating back decades. As junior partner in Weiss & Weiss, Max lacks Morris's experience, but a new case is putting his skills to the test.
Winter in Paradise, Michigan: Alex McKnight is looking forward to spending time with his new girlfriend, Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police. But a chance encounter with a mysterious old man, Simon Grant, turns chilling when he seems to know a lot about Natalie and her family. When Natalie and Alex return to their room later that evening, they discover the same hat the old man was wearing lying outside their room filled with ice and snow and containing a cryptic note: I know who you are! A day later, Simon Grant is found frozen to death in a snowdrift. Recommended.
Food critic-hotelier Sophie Greenway looks into the unsolved shooting deaths of two men. The two, she learns, were connected by a fatal car accident the year before. Her search takes her into an upper-crust club where rumors about the murders are simmering.
17 masters of crime and suspense explore what it means to be a son, what it means to be a father, what it means to be a man. Spanning continents and decades, the stories are set in interconnected worlds both instantly recognizable and astonishingly believable, from long stretches on a dry Texas highway to a bleak London alley, from the claustrophobic confines of an after-hours backroom poker game to a rundown jazz joint in Manhattan.
DI Elder is persuaded out of his unsettled, unhappy Cornwall retirement by DS Maddy Birch after the take down of a violent criminal goes bad, leaving both the target and a young constable dead.
In Benteen County, Kansas, a member of a reality TV show filming in a local pasture dies with a Cheyenne arrow in his back. Sheriff English's brother, Mad Dog, the county oddball, is the prime suspect.
Chaz Perrone went into biology to make a killing, and now he's found a way to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness can continue to dump fertilizer into the Everglades. Thinking his wife suspects, he pushes her off a cruise liner into the Atlantic. She is rescued, clinging to a bale of Jamaican pot, and decides to get even.
Ex-baseball player Hank Thompson was caught stealing third base, broke his leg and is now a bartender on the Lower East Side. He consents to cat-sit for a neighbour, a fateful decision that leads to a beating from two "Russianic" thugs and 4.5 million dollars in a locker. Can he deal with this and take care of the cat too?
The case had been a media circus: a young boy brutally murdered by two teenagers. Now, years later, one of the killers, now just released from prison, has something to tell Alex Delaware. But he doesn't get the chance - his body is found dumped in bushes near a highway ramp.
Bizarre messages carved into the flesh of two corpses in Mobile, Alabama, launch a special unit devoted to solving psychotic crimes. They're also launching Detective Carson Ryder into a nightmare with only one weapon - his own terrifying past.
A woman enlists the help of her own children to torture a helpless girl she is hiding in her basement. Two short stories are also included in this edition.
In an underwater valley off the coast of Delaware, known only as Deepkill, a live nuclear bomb lies in some thirty feet of water. Only retired Air Force pilot Burt Schilling knows about it.
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 frightening killer who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" is dumping mutilated bodies in her district. Jack and her partner Herb must catch the maniac before he kills again... Jack is next on his murder list.
Bill Wile discovers a typewritten note left on his windshield. The note tells him that if he doesn't take the note to the police, the writer will kill a lovely blonde school teacher. If he does take the note to the police, the writer will kill an elderly woman active in charity work. The school teacher is murdered. And another note appears on Bill's windshield.
Edward de Jersey returns to the criminal past that made his fortune after a bad dot-com investment threatens his thoroughbred horse stables, his beautiful Swedish wife, and the life to which he has become accustomed. The target of the heist he is planning will be the Koh-i-noor diamond, a possession of the Royal Family.
When her neighbour vanishes and is presumed dead, an Appalachian woman is startled to discover a New Age cult with sinister motives and a camp of armed survivalists near her mountain home.
Word of Abby's talent reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?
DS Stella Mooney stares at the brutalized body of a young woman in a London park while Robert Kimber watches Stella. He goes to Nottinghill Station the next morning and confesses to the murder but Stella doubts his guilt.
An African street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Venice. The only witnesses are a few tourists. Digging into the murder Commisario Brunetti learns that matters of great value are at stake in the immigrant community. He ignores warnings from his superior to penetrate further into the murky subculture of the Venetian underworld.
Chloe is a highly paid escort until she decides to ditch her varied clientele in favour of a steady gig as girlfriend to 84-year-old retired lawyer Tony Paradiso, aka Mr. Paradise. Tony's greatest pleasure is watching tapes of old Wolverine games with Chloe dressed up in a Michigan cheerleader uniform. One night the fun gets out of hand and before it's all over there will be two corpses, two angry hit men, one identity switch, a safe deposit box full of loot up for grabs and homicide detective Frank Delsa to sort it all out. Recommended.
A financial reporter learns of a secret association known as the Billionaire Boys Club - and that someone is killing its members.
Dexter Morgan, despite his job as a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami Police and his proclivity for murder, can't stand the sight of blood. His job, however, allows him to keep an eye out for people who really deserve his special visit. When a second, more visible serial killer appears in Miami, with a style virtually identical to his own, Dexter feels he is being challenged.
In Langdon, North Dakota a damaged psychopath will slip undetected across the longest undefended border in the world. Phil and Nina Broker will need to unite with local North Dakota law enforcement to form a last line of defense against a brilliantly simple act of espionage with potentially catastrophic consequences.
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.
Glasgow, 1981: journalist Paddy Meehan discovers that one of two eleven year old boys charged with the murder of a four year old is her fiance's cousin Callum. When Callum's name ends up all over the news, Paddy is blamed by her fiance and her family and finds herself shunned and dangerously alone.
Sharon McCone is back to investigate a personal betrayal by one of her operatives that has put her business and reputation on the line.
Suzanne Trayle tracks down and reunites birth mothers with adopted children. However, she has never found her own son. But now a serial killer contacts her and claims to have located him. The killer begins to systematically murder Suzanne's clients. B. C. author.
Two bleary-eyed police detectives contend with a humourless FBI team in seeking the vigilante who's been blowing away drug dealers.
V. I. Warshawski investigates the sabotage of a small Chicago South Side flag factory. She is led to the wealthy, contentious family that owns the huge By-Smart discount store chain.
17th-century Spanish swordsman-for-hire Captain Alatriste is hired to frighten two travelers. But then Emilio Bocanegra, the name synonymous with the Spanish Inquisition, intervenes and orders the two travelers murdered. And what happens next is only the first in a series of riveting twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe.
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".
On the eve of WWII, just another little murder of a spinster nurse in New York City, draws an American detective, P.I. Fintan Dunne, and German Admiral Wilhelm Canaris into the murder conspiracy that defies imagination.
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.
A man is found shot to death in Montreal. As Temperance Brennan tries to make sense of the victim's wounds, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton, telling her it is the key to the victim's death. Was the murder victim, an orthodox Jew involved in the Israeli import business, actually a trader in black market antiquities?
Homicide detective Ana DeLeon is shot and her husband, Ralph Arguello is the prime suspect. Ralph turns to his pal Tres Navarre to help him clear his name. Tres must walk a tightrope of violence, lies, loyalty, and revenge to save a friend.
Second compilation of short pieces featuring Gordianus the Finder, filling in the gaps between the novels Roman Blood and Catilina's Riddle.
Gordianus the Finder and his ailing wife Bethesda leave Rome for Egypt to search for a cure for her mysterious illness. Gordianus is immediately thrust into a struggle between Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra.
Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked - until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now she learns to knit as she solves the murder of her aunt.
During a shopping trip to LA's Little Tokyo, Cally stumbles on a crime that hurtles her into the world of drugs, murder and the sensual art of the geisha. She's got sexy LAPD Detective Evan Paley by her side, but even an attraction like that can prove lethal.
All around the globe, people are being reported dead or missing. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group, the largest think tank in the world. Now someone is intent on murdering Kelly Harris and Diane Stevens, young widows of two of the victims. Forced together for protection, the two women embark on a terrifying game of cat and mouse against the unknown forces out to destroy them.
20-year old Pat takes on a job at an Edinburgh gallery and discovers that one of the paintings may be an undiscovered work of a renowned Scottish artist. She learns that one of their customers may be in on the secret.
In 2006, the most avante-garde movement is using live people as artwork. The models are required to stay in a pose for 10 to 12 hours and as art pieces, they are also for sale. The darker side to this movement is the use of these models for films where art is being tortured and killed. The killer must be found before this hyperdramatic art is put on show.
Episcopalian Priest Clare Fergusson is asked by Search and Rescue to help find a woman lost in the Adirondacks. But the missing persons case soon becomes a homicide investigation and Clare finds herself working once again with Sheriff Russ Van Alstyne.
John March is hired to find Wall Street analyst Gregory Dane when alimony cheques stop coming to Dane's ex-wife. A straightforward missing persons case turns into a rat's nest of family strife, business betrayals and deceptions. Worse, someone else is searching for Dane, someone who represents a threat to March and those closest to him.
Seventeen years ago, Jane Killian was nearly killed by a reckless boater. Now she has everything to live for - a successful career, loving husband, and a baby on the way. But when two women with ties to Jane's husband are found dead, he becomes the prime suspect...only Jane knows better. The man who nearly took her life is back and he won't leave until he can finally "See Jane Die".
Butch Karp connects the murder of a rap star to a would-be mayor of New York. Butch's wife is in New Mexico, where she follows a trail of child abuse cases to priests exiled from New York back to the upper echelons of the Catholic Church.
Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery is one of the last places on earth Sweeney St. George's favourite student, Brad Putnam, scion of a famous Boston family, sees before someone murders him. Because of her expertise, the Boston police ask Sweeney to help them track down the antique jewelry found with Brad's body. Her investigation soon leads to chilling information about the influential Putnams, an earlier death, and Brad's secrets.
A bomb destroys the Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard. 19th century private detectives Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn volunteer their services to infiltrate the organization responsible.
In turn of the century New York CIty, midwife Sarah Brandt helps police Detective Frank Malloy find the anarchist who is believed to have murdered a wealthy industrialist in an explosion.
Sarah Brandt, midwife, is summoned to the wealthy Linton home to find the teenage daughter is with child. It is a mystery since the young girl is never left alone. Sarah seeks the help of her friend, Detective Sergeant Malloy to crack the case, since suspicion is upon those close to the Lintons.
In the fertile hills of the Cotswolds, the English village of Duntisbourne Abbots is a well kept secret. The whole community falls under suspicion when Joel Jennison is found slaughtered in the same field where his brother's corpse was found ten weeks earlier. In her mid-forties and with no experience, Thea knows that she should not get involved; however her friend Harry points out that a fresh eye can see where the truth lies.
1959: Altonville, once a devastated mill town, is now a centre of vice tourism controlled by boss Royal Beaumont. But now his control is threatened by an invading crime syndicate, race conflict and juvenile gangs. Beaumont ups the ante by importing a hired killer, but this game will prove to have a number of wild cards.
When two of the women who were bridesmaids at a lavish wedding are murdered, true-crime writer Bailey Weggins investigates. She was, after all, herself a bridesmaid at that wedding. When a third bridesmaid dies, Bailey can see that she might be next.
Silver Dagger nominee for 2004. In war-torn London a "Blackout Ripper" is at work. Four dead women have been found in recent weeks and Soho prostitute Rene, who supports a young son, has become terrified of the streets now that the killer is picking off her friends. Then a bomb falls and her path crosses with that of a young office worker and a fighter pilot.
New York taxidermy collector Garth Carson and his gal Angie (of PIPSQUEAK) acquire a certain white crow in a bell jar. When the crow is stolen, along with $50,000 worth of their best taxidermy, they must penetrate a zany, highly illegal international treasure hunt...and confront a freak who has a thing for murder.