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Twenty years ago, Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her boyfriend. Her testimony put a man behind bars - and led her to her husband, Clay, the detective who solved the case. One phone call changes everything. New evidence exonerates Alvin DuPree, and now he's free. Nell is overwhelmed with guilt and doubt, and for the first time in their marriage, Clay is no help. For him the case is closed, and her attempts to find out what went wrong are met with coldness and anger.
Roy Valois discovers that his wife, dead now for 15 years, did not - as he thought - work as an economist for a think tank, but for the United Nations. His attempts to clear up the mystery turns old friends into strangers.
China's half-brother is opening up old wounds, trying to investigate their father's supposedly accidental death, and her husband is taking on the case. Then, in a patch of yucca plants, she finds a body-cause of death unknown. Many residents of Pecan Springs live seemingly simple lives that hide complex and dangerous pasts, and it appears the victim was one of them. Now, while unraveling secrets that hit close to home, China must set the record straight-and find a killer.
When China Bayles is forced by fate to get involved in her half-brother Miles' investigation into their father's death, she realizes it's time to bring the past to light-or else it will haunt her the rest of her life. But China and McQuaid discover that Miles may have been keeping as many secrets as he seemed determined to uncover. How deep do the layers of secrecy go? And who has a stake in concealing the truth after sixteen years?
After the murder of a scientist a three hour drive from Washington, D.C. brings former Secret Service Agents Sean and Michelle to a place where two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world's most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy.
City slicker Tricia Miles moves to Stoneham, New Hampshire to open a mystery bookstore. But then Tricia finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased - and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries - and hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book.
Spike Berenger must take a tour of the music industry and its cast of unusual characters after a rock star is found dead, hanging.
The high profile murder of Miriam Walker during a tough reelection campaign prompts the Cook County sheriff to assemble a special task force and put Sergeant Frank Leal on it. He's still getting over the death of his partner and finds it hard to work with the team - especially since he doesn't trust the others - but he's got a job to do and he won't let anyone stand in his way.
In these two classic pulp noir cases a one-eyed detective and a blackmailer must plunge into the murder and deception behind the Hollywood scene.
A hair trim for Carole puts her at a murder scene. The hairdresser's young assistant is found stangled by a hairdryer cord. The victim's boyfriend has disappeared. On the other hand, the owner of a rival hairdressing chain may have had a relationship with the victim.
Inspector Montalbano must turn away from the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late when presented with the murder of a man, shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down. Add two beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get complicated at police headquarters in Vigta.
Ariel, the young cousin of Ellie Haskell's husband, asks Ellie to investigate some strange events at the house that her family has recently bought with their lottery winnings. The kindly cook, Mrs. Cake, has suffered a mysterious fall down the stairs, and a visiting vicar has keeled over dead while drinking a cup of tea. And one of the neighbours turns out to be Ellie's husband's glamorous old flame, whom Ellie finds more menacing than any cold-blooded killer.
Having heard of Ellie Haskell's success as an amateur detective, the headmistress of St. Roberta's boarding school, Mrs. Battle, wants Ellie to come and find out who has stolen the Loverly sports trophy and is seeking to bring embarrassment to the school. Her less than rosy memories of St. Roberta's notwithstanding, Ellie soon finds herself in the thick of boarding school life, where an apparent schoolgirl prank soon gives way to murder.
After shooting one of her own clients and accidentally getting involved with the mob, Sofie Metropolis is finally starting to get the hang of the PI business. And now she has a high-profile client: the wife of Reni Venezuela, a pitching phenom just signed by Sofie's beloved New York Mets believes something is wrong with her husband. Can Sofie find out what?
After he learns that Calvin Franz, a former MP, was dropped out a Bell helicopter, Jack Reacher reassembles the special investigation unit he headed for the army. Three others members have also died. Recommended.
Kay Lansing falls in love and marries Peter Carrington, despite the fact he is suspected of two murders. While still a student he escorted home the 19 year old daughter of neighbours who was, thereafter, never seen again. His first wife died, pregnant, in their swimming pool. Now the mother of the first victim has hired a retired New York City detective to find what happened - and Kate herself has developed gnawing doubts about her husband.
Josie Prescott is sponsoring the Portsmouth Women's Guild Annual Black and Gold Gala and is looking forward to receiving a kindly worded thank-you for her efforts. Instead, the Guild representative, Maisy Gaylor, dies a horrible death in the midst of the banquet. Everyone who had access to the wine Maisy drank, including Josie herself, soon comes under suspicion.
The prosecutor who pursues a high profile rape against the sons of powerful men is being pressured to back off. He is threatened with the revelation of his role in the deaths of some young campers decades earlier.
Private detective Charlie Parker's fifth case begins when he is hired to protect a woman against a stalker. The woman is the daughter of a psychiatrist who disappeared after it was learned that harm was suffered by children in his care. The stalker believes that the psychiatrist can tell the truth about the fate of his own missing daughter.
Clare Cosi's daughter, Joy, is interning-and falling- for a top New York chef when his kitchen turns cutthroat, and Joy becomes a murder suspect. Clare knows she must catch the real killer-even if it lands her in the hottest water of her life.
The private paramilitary company Strategic Solutions is hired after members of Al-Qaida set in place a vicious biological attack. Men and women infected with the highly communicable and deadly Marburg virus have been sent to major cities and sensitive locations throughout the world in hopes of creating a deadly, global epidemic.
Chief Superintendent Frances Harman has to delay her impending retirement to oversee an investigation into a recent spate of minor assaults in the Kent area. The wave of assaults ignites a media frenzy and Fran finds herself spending as much time trying to control the media as catch the criminals. The local reporter that broke the story may have personal reasons for taking such an interest.
All for one-in matters of family and honour. When D'Artagnan receives word of his father's death in a duel, he returns home to Gascony, accompanied by his fellow Musketeers. But his father's "duel" was actually murder-and now the killers have set their sights on D'Artagnan.
Veleda, a tribal leader and prophetess from Germania, has been captured and brought to Rome. She is the first love of Justinus, Helena's brother. When she escapes, leaving behind a corpse, Justinus disappears too. It's up to Falco and Chief Spy Anacrites to find the missing couple somewhere in the orgiastic chaos of Saturnalia.
A poet has been arrested after three Vancouver judges have been murdered. Brian Pomeroy, his defence lawyer, disappears on the first day of jury selection. Thus the retired Arthur Beauchamp must come in from Garibaldi Island to take over the case.
Ten years ago a solitary woman called Emma Bestwick left her cottage and never came back. Police at the time were unable to establish whether she left of her own accord or was the victim of suicide, accident or murder. The unresolved case has always irked DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. Now someone has started calling the local newspaper and dropping hints about Emma's death.
In small-town 1950s America a string of gruesome child murders forces young Joseph Vaughn and others in his community to take desperate measures. But when the deaths finally cease, the nightmare isn't over for Joseph. For years later, it seems the killer is at work again. And closer to home than Joseph could ever know.
Gail McCarthy, a horse vet turned stay-at-home mom, witnesses a riding accident that kills a neighbour, a barrel-racing trainer. Then a curious series of apparent accidents, one fatal, occurs at the training stable, and Gail's detective friend Jeri asks for her help. The two struggle to put the pieces of a puzzle together before someone else - perhaps Gail - dies.
Inspector Ann Lindell, looking for the missing Professor Hindersten, turns up the corpses of two elderly men, neither of them the missing academic. One of the professor's colleagues believes there is a link between the disappearance and the murders. But as the pressure on Lindell increases dramatically, she is shocked to discover that the killer has many more diabolical schemes in store.
Sheriff John Weber believed the deadliest predators in his small Florida town were the alligators lurking in the nearby swamps - until someone abducted and murdered a runaway teenage girl. Now another girl has disappeared - and Sandy Crosbie, the new high school English teacher, wishes she'd never come to the seemingly quiet town with scandal, sex, and brutality roiling beneath its surface.
When an ex-government minister in apartheid South Africa, is found murdered, and his son goes missing, the local police haul in his old friend Sebastian Palfrey, a British newspaper correspondent. Sebastian genuinely does not know where the son has gone, but he fears that his disappearance can only throw up all sorts of secrets they've shared - and some they haven't.
The suicide of a highly successful lawyer, at the height of her career, prompts a colleague to look at her last case. Her cross-examination in that case was so intense it not only won an acquittal for her client, it caused the death of the witness.
Summer 1940. Jack Teller is in neutral Lisbon, given the mission of finding Eva, an escapee from Hitler's Germany and childhood friend of screen legend Lili Sterne. But he's not the first to come looking for Eva. The man who preceded him - top Hollywood detective Eddie Grimes - ended up dead . . . on the night he found Eva. Following leads that take him from the glittering nightclubs of the Estoril coast - where he rubs elbows with the likes of Edward, Duke of Windsor, and his scheming wife, Wallis Simpson - into Lisbon's dank and seedy backstreets, Jack searches for answers among the deceptions and lies of the dangerous city.
Three lives collide during a mass murder investigation conducted by a troubled Kansas City special agent.
Genevieve O'Brien knows all about nightmares. She survived for two months as the prisoner of a deranged killer. Now a new menace is stalking the streets of New York.The media are buzzing about the Poe Killings, a string of homicides mirroring the author's macabre stories. Almost without exception, the victims have been members of a literary society devoted to the master of crime fi ction - and Genevieve's own mother may be next.
Mishaps, and finally murder bedevil Astonishment Hall, an old manor north of London converted to house the curious who come to view the exhibits there. After the bell tower is burned down and a body left in the snow for the crows, Whilbert Stroop is summoned by Astonishment Hall's owner to investigate.
After a series of murders Philadelphia police finally catch a break: Henry Tyder, the scion of a prominent Main Line family, is found literally with blood on his hands at the scene of the most recent. But even though Tyder has made a confession, his own attorney has doubts. How could the alcoholic, frequently homeless Tyder have committed this crime - as well as the others? Enter Gregor Demarkian, retired head of the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit, who has been asked to look into the case.
A woman leaves word for Max that she's hidden something in Franklin House, the antebellum home the Darlings are restoring. When Max tells Annie of the call, she rushes to the woman's house only to find her dead. Digging for answers, Annie discovers strange connections between the murder, Franklin House, and the theft of a million dollar coin collection.
When retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (Henrie O) responds to a former lover's call for help, she discovers that the flame of love, once kindled, is never completely extinguished, even aboard a murder-filled Baltic cruise.
Recently promoted to DI in the city's Major Crime Unit, Lynn Kellogg's rescue of a badly beaten fifteen-year old from eastern Europe links her to an international investigation into people trafficking and gun smuggling, and teams her up with SOCA, the Serious and Organized Crime Agency, for the first time. Just as everything seems to be progressing smoothly, things start to go wrong, leaving Lynn with serious doubts about the integrity of the SOCA officers in charge. And when DI Charlie Resnick rouses himself from near retirement to lend a hand, he finds he's blocked at every turn.
A mother searches frantically for her missing baby. A few streets away, a teenager gives birth in her bedroom, frightened and alone. Thirteen years later, Robert Knight, a solicitor, wonders why his new wife is so cagey about her past and so strangely protective of her thirteen-year-old daughter. The past is about to catch up with the present.
Champion musher Jessie Arnold has been out of racing for a number of years, ever since she incurred a devastating knee injury. Now she's ready to get back into shape for this year's Iditarod. While taking her team on a practice run down a local trail she discovers a snow-shrouded body. Now, Jessie and her boyfriend, Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen, are back chasing criminals. And the hunt is on for the killer of a supposed earthquake victim - whose death turns out to be murder.
23 years ago Bierce was convicted of savagely beating his wife and young son to death. He's been languishing on Death Row ever since, still with no memory of the tragedy. Then, with his execution only seconds away, he is inexplicably released. He is guided through the changed city by a beautiful, half-Chinese woman he meets - but it soon becomes clear that Alice Loong is hiding dark secrets of her own. And then they discover a corpse nailed to a post outside his house, and the couple must go on the run.
A collection of short works, including one featuring Joe Sixsmith, and one featuring Dalziel and Pascoe.
Two young female artists are found killed in what looks like ritualistic murders. Because one of the victims is the daughter of a millionaire businessman, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner is called back into action.
For as long as she can remember, successful young physician Megan Blair has tried to silence the voices in her head - -voices that bring her to the edge of madness and terror. Now everything has come to a boiling point - -someone is trying to kill her, and others are trying to use her, including the deadly and seductive Neal Grady.
[Vancouver author]. Pristine water - hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers - is found miles under Antarctic ice. The scientists who make this astonishing discovery stand to win worldwide acclaim and earn billions. While people around the world line up for a taste of the therapeutic water a cluster of new cases of mad cow disease explodes in a rural French province. Dr. Noah Haldane and his World Health Organization team are urgently summoned.
He claims his first victim while posing as a glamorous woman; his next disguise is that of a feeble old man. There is no obvious connection between his targets, save their savage fate - and the use of stolen luxury cars. Baffled, LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis teams with psychologist Alex Delaware to track one of the craftiest, most ruthless enemies they've ever faced.
Ever since her husband ditched her-for another man-A.J. hasn't exactly been on the road to inner peace. Then her yoga-guru aunt is found dead, and A.J.'s named the sole heir to her lucrative yoga studio-making her a multimillionaire, a prime suspect, and the killer's next target.
Exeter, 1195. Crowner John is called to investigate when a semiskeletalised body is found in the loft of an outhouse belonging to his brother-in-law Richard de Revelle. When the dead man is identified as the missing treasurer of the guild of Cordwainers, de Revelle immediately puts the blame on a young outlaw, a Cornish knight named Nicholas de Arundell, whose Devon manor he has illegally appropriated while Arundell was away at the Crusades three years earlier.
Detective Inspector Jacob Tshabalala and his former colleague, Harry Mason, investigate after a wealthy ex-mining boss is found beaten and burned to death in his suburban Johannesburg home. Mason is sent to the Northern Cape to look for a link between this death and the disappearance of the man's daughter 30 years ago. In this poverty-stricken landscape Mason finds himself immersed in a world of rumoured supernatural attacks, hijacks, vendettas and corporate cover-ups.
The naked body of a young woman is found hanging from a tree on a London roadside. Scrawled across her back, the words DIRTY GIRL. Detective Sergeant Stella Mooney and the AMIP 5 Squad are faced with a murder as baffling as it is chilling. And soon enough, it comes: a man is found dead by the river: another body, another message...
Before her body was found floating in her jacuzzi, publicist-to-the-stars Lindsey Alexander had few friends, but plenty of lovers. To her ex-friend-forensic handwriting expert Claudia Rose-she was a ruthless, back-stabbing manipulator. Though it would be easier on the police - and Claudia - to write it off as suicide, Claudia's instincts push her to investigate further.
[Canadian author]. Organization can get very messy... When Charlotte Adams agrees to help Emmy Lou Rheinbeck organize her stuffed animal collection, she never imagines she'll find herself fending off pranksters whose shenanigans lead to murder.
Non-mystery. 1914: the destroyer Svea has aboard naval engineer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, charged with making depth sounding to find a navigable passage. He alights on a barren skerry, presumend uninhabited and is surprised to meet a young woman, Sara Fredrika. After he returns to Stockholm he remains haunted by the chance encounter and will find any pretence to return.
Hans Olofson arrives in Zambia not long after independence, hoping to fulfill the missionary dream of his dead friend Janice. Though he never fully comes to understand his place as a "mzungu," a wealthy white man among native blacks, and the fragile truce between them he makes Africa his home. Then rumours of an underground army of revolutionaries wearing leopard skins warn him that this truce is in danger of rupturing.
After a legal scholar makes the claim that the Constitution supports racism he is found beaten to death in a San Diego hotel room. A young man with connections to hate groups is arrested. Paul Madriani takes the case, pursuing an elusive witness within the cloistered confines of the Supreme Court itself, a search that threatens to rock the foundations of the federal government.
19th century London medical students Edward Montague and Jean-Claude Legard needed a cadaver for their anatomical studies. But the cadaver they took from the final resting place of Abigail Darcy turns out not to be the late Mrs. Darcy but a man - and that he's been murdered! Their curiosity at this turn of events leads them to adultery, betrayal, and more than one suspicious death - and a final, paralyzing encounter with a cold-blooded killer.
Brady, Annabel, Maria, Adrian. Four bright, nice-looking twenty somethings leading the high life at other people's expense. With an interesting sideline too; abducting and terrifying young women and calling it 'art'. Except now they are in Crowby, and unless DCI Jacobson and DS Kerr can crack the case in time, Brady and company may soon be graduating to murder.
It's clearly a case for Savannah Reid: a newly svelte actress has been murdered and she'll need to hob-nob with the rich and famous to solve the crime.
Once ex-US marshal Winter Massey dueled an elite assassin. Now a thousand yard shot, killing an innocent 19 year old babysitter on a Mississippi plantation, tells Massey that his old foe has resurfaced for a cat-and-mouse game.
An upstart archaeologist and a murderous group of conspirators vie for a treasure that may rewrite history - an account of the world's creation recorded millennia ago by a humble scribe onto the legendary Bible of Clay.
Eight years ago the Garrod brothers, East End butchers, had turned their expertise to rendering human flesh. DI Alizon Dexter identified the murderers and ended their orgy of killing, but in the process took what Bartholomew Garrod valued most - his brother's life. Now Dexter's current investigation - probing the underbelly of crime - bare-knuckle boxing, dog fights and murder - is making it clear that Garrod hasn't forgotten the debt Alizon owes him.
After the slaughter of a family in a secluded Pacific Northwest farmhouse, a teenage son has disappeared. Emily Kenyon spearheads the police hunt for the killer. However her daughter Jenna knows the boy - and wants to help him. Then a second family is killed, with a similar crime scene - in Iowa, and then a third - in Utah.
Scandal threatens Buckingham Palace when Queen Victoria's eldest son awakens after a debauched evening with some male cronies, to find one of the prostitutes who had attended the party not sleeping, but very dead in the linen closet. Terrified that word might leak out and cause a highly embarrassing scandal, the Palace calls on Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch to solve the murder quickly and discreetly.
The fourth volume of the Reavley family at war is set in the trenches of the Western Front in 1917.
Last volume in the series: the guns fall silent in November 1918 and the Reavley siblings learn the identity of the man who murdered their parents. But to what are Joseph, Mathew and Judith returning? Britain, its Empire, and the world are changed forever.
Bernadette Saint Clare can see through a killer's eyes, an ability which makes her valuable-and volatile-as an FBI agent. Not always easy to work with, she's languishing at the off-site St. Paul office when bodies begin appearing along the sandy banks of the Mississippi. And it will take her strange ability, an uneasy alliance with her boss, and a mysterious new upstairs neighbor to help bring a bloodthirsty killer into focus.
Gina Brennan is on the run from a lot of things - especially prison. She and two cellmates escaped and it looks like they're home free. Then wealthy solicitor Billy Hendrick has his brains blown out in his Lexus and the girls are seen running from the car.
The body of a young brunette, marked by signs of torture, is pulled from the East River. Eve Dallas learns that she had been employed by Eve's billionaire husband Roarke. It soon becomes clear that Roarke is the target of a killer known as the Groom, a killer whose last killing spree was nine years ago.
Amanda Pepper agrees to investigate after her friend Sasha's stepmother apparently commits suicide. Sasha's suspicions are apparently confirmed when another woman is found dead in the house.
Investigative journalist Frank Delaney is in Phuket, Thailand in the aftermath of the tsunami. He has discovered that someone is trying to prevent identification of one of the bodies lying in makeshift beachside morgues. His search for the reason leads him through Thailand's seedy child sex trade to an elaborate coverup in France and Germany.
Sherri Travis tends bar in Jacaranda, Florida, and wants her lying, cheating scam artist husband Jimmy out of her life. When Jimmy and his boat explode in an orange ball of fire, Sherri is the prime suspect. There are those threats she made, and that quarter million dollar insurance policy. Now, not only must she find the killer, she must keep the killer from finding her first.
The safari for an elderly American traveler turns out to have been his last journey. Precious Ramotswe makes her own journey to a game preserve to uncover the truth.
Rose's infatuation with Joe is not reciprocated. He consigns her to his student past and embarks on a dazzling career that takes his abroad for a number of years, leaving Rose with shattered dreams. When he returns, unaware that Rose still has feelings for him, and falls for her kid sister, Lily, a dangerous rivalry ensues - one that can only lead to murder.
Movie tie-in edition. In the wild interior of the Yucatan, far from the lazy beaches of Cancun, two young couples and some new-found friends venture to the site of an ancient Mayan temple, in pursuit of another in their group. What started out as a day trip spirals into a nightmare when they reach the ruins . . . and discover the terrifying presence that lurks there.
In 2005 hurricane rescue workers find six female hands at one of the massive refrigerator graveyards. Captain Patti O'Shay, a by-the-books cop, cannot find enough evidence to solve the case. Then, two years later, a female victim missing her right hand is unearthed. And, at the crime scene, her dead husband's police badge is found next to the victim's bones.
Master criminal Parker takes another turn for the worse as he tries to recover loot from a heist gone terribly wrong. In NOBODY RUNS FOREVER Parker and two cohorts stole the assets of a bank in transit, but the police heat was so great they could only escape if they left the money behind. In this follow-up novel, Parker and his associates plot to reclaim the loot, which they hid in the choir loft of an unused country church. As they implement the plan, people on both sides of the law use the forces at their command to stop Parker and grab the goods for themselves. Though Parker's new getaway van is an old Ford Econoline with "Holy Redeemer Choir" on its doors, his gang is anything but holy, and Parker will do whatever it takes to redeem his prize, no matter who gets hurt in the process.
London, 1952. It is the height of the Cold War, and as the Great Fog rolls in over London, a man meets his death in the icy shallows of the Long Water. For Scotland Yard's new detective, Herbert Smith, the body will lead to a far more interesting trail when it is discovered that the death is no accident. The victim was a biochemist, and just hours before he died he had claimed to be in possession of a secret that could change the world. The CIA, the KGB, and even MI5 had reason to want the dead man's secret - even kill for it. As the body count rises, it's clear that each time Smith inches nearer to the truth, he gets closer to his own demise.
CIA agent Micah Dalton is a "cleaner." He takes care of other agents' mistakes. When a friend and mentor commits a grotesque suicide, Dalton's investigation leads him into the snare of a madman, into the arms of a beautiful, mysterious stranger-and into a conspiracy within his own agency. Dalton knows only one thing for certain-this job is going to get very messy.
Grandma Sal's Soup-To-Nuts Cooking Challenge is coming to town, and Skye Denison is entering. And though she can't solve the mystery of the perfect mousse, murder is another story - because a cocky contestant has been found delectably drowned in a chocolate fountain.
When the High King of Ireland is found murdered in his bed chamber, all clues point to Dubh Duin, the chieftain of the clan Cinel Caipre. He was found with the murder weapon in his hand, before taking his own life. The Chief Brehon of Ireland asks Sister Fidelma to investigate.
Winter in the Dordogne. Expat Montrealer Mara Dunn and orchid-loving Brit Julian Wood are living together in an uneasy, on-and-off way. When bad things start to happen to their friends, each has a very different way of helping out. So different that each begins to wonder if they are really meant to be together. But when Julian thinks he has found the link between the local spike in drug traffic and murder, one of them might lose the other - permanently.
When last we encountered Ed Eagle, he had been the target of a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by his wife, Barbara, the ultimate black widow. But when Barbara escapes from police custody, Ed knows that not only will his life be in danger but also the life of his new girlfriend, and, of course, of any rich man unlucky enough to be lured into Barbaraas web. To add to his troubles, Ed has taken on a new client, Don Wells, who may or may not have murdered his own wife and son.
Sister Pelagia learns that something is wrong at the centuries-old island monastery of New Ararat, known for its tradition of severely penitent monks, isolated environs, and for a mental institution founded by a millionaire in self-imposed exile. But no women are allowed. Her bishop sends other wards to test their fates against a Black Monk haunting the once serene locale. But as the Black Monk claims more victims, Pelagia goes undercover to see exactly what is at the bottom of it all.
Tom's career is stalled and he's reduced to teaching bored grad students when his friend Neil shows up. Neil has been employing neurology for the US government, cracking the minds of terrorists. But now Neil is going into business for himself. Obsessed with the fact that he can control the human brain he sets out to destroy everyone connected to Tom. It's only when he gets close to his ultimate target that the full horror of his plan is revealed.
A mysterious envelope arrives on Eve McNabb's doorstep soon after she has buried her mother, a woman who kept many secrets. The puzzling letter inside this envelope hints at an illicit passion between the letter writer and Eve's mother, May McNabb. It reawakens in Eve some of the puzzlement she felt as a child about her mother. With only the postmark as a clue she sets out to locate the writer, not knowing how dangerous a venture this would be.
Joe Pickett investigates the mass murder of a group of campers in a back-country corner of Yellowstone National Park. But not only has the killer gleefully confessed, he's gotten off free. The reason is an absolute shocker - and absolutely believable.
A military coup in Iran, and a new leader seeks to normalize relations with both America and Israel. But the old regime is not yet dead, and the growing civil war threatens to rip the entire Middle East apart. Presidential adviser Lt General McLanahan recommends sending the Air Battle Force to Iran. But McLanahan and his forces have their own political and personal battles to fight back at home.
When a bulldozer in the Everglades unearths the skull of an infamous kidnapper, the Cold Case Squad is brought in to investigate. It turns out Britt Montero was the last to have seen him alive. But Britt Montero is off on a remote desert island puzzling over a photograph from a camera she found on an isolated beach. Ultimately, her curiosity brings her into collision with Cold Case Squad's Lt. K. C. Riley.
The night after artist Bella Sinclair throws a party to launch an exhibition of her work, an Englishman is found hanging from a rafter in a boathouse on the jetty. Shetland's Detective Jimmy Perez believes this to be a local murder. He is reinforced in his belief when Bella's musician nephew is the next to be murdered.
Joe Sandilands comes to France to help a Champagne war widow who claims that a mysterious shell-shocked soldier, suffering from amnesia and a loss of speech, is actually her husband. But four other claimants have identified him differently, and his doctor suspects he is an English soldier. Joe discovers that each of the four has an undeclared motive for claiming the unknown soldier. He begins to find connections to a cleverly concealed murder committed during the war years.
An elite team of FBI profilers is called in to help Chicago detectives investigate a series of bizarre murders. Though all are violent and disturbing, the crimes seem unrelated - until profiler David Rossi makes the connection. He recognizes each grisly tableau as one modeled on the crime scenes of three of the country's most notorious serial killers: David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Someone is taking the cult of true crime to terrifying extremes, and with so many killers left to emulate, Rossi wonders how he can possibly profile a killer who's hiding within the killer profiles of others.
Wyatt Earp is, in his golden years, a private detective in Los Angeles. When the mistress of his late partner Doc Holliday wants him to help turn Doc's errant son away from the shady path he's chosen to walk in New York City, he heads east. There he will reunite with his old friend Bat Masterson, who has traded in his shooting iron for a sportswriter's pen. But a new breed of big city badmen roars in the '20s - organized cold-killers toting machine guns in lieu of six-shooters. And in the midst of the Jazz Age glitter, two aging, legendary enforcers could be headed for their final showdown with a brutal, hot-headed young gangster . . . named Al Capone.
A double homicide at a medium-security facility on Staten Island defies easy answers. Forensics uncovers a cause of death which is wholly unexpected. Meanwhile the murder of a young woman who worked at a popular Italian bakery in the Bronx is blamed on a frequent customer who spent a lot of time flirting with the victim and who previously had been arrested for a violent crime. However, that's far too easy a solution for CSI.
No one could be more orderly or organized than dedicated librarian Helma Zukas. No one could be more rash and raucous than avant-garde artist Ruth Winthrop. Yet the two women are best friends and a resourceful, ingenious, crime-solving team. So when two of Ruth's latest paintings - each depicting an ex-lover who met a very untimely and mysterious end - are stolen, the amazing amateur detectives get to work. But digging through Ruth's romantic rendezvous turns up more than broken hearts. There is an angry ex-wife, a jealous fellow artist, and a rampaging group of local tree-huggers.
Full-figured Manhattan P.I. Desiree Shapiro doesn't like public speaking - so she's surprised when her talk at a mystery writers' convention is a hit. But she receives an even bigger surprise when eccentric author Belle Simone approaches her with a truly bizarre proposition. If Desiree can solve the mystery in Belle's yet unpublished novel, she'll be paid $24,940! Desiree is engrossed by Belle's story of adultery and murder. But the real mystery is: why someone would pay her such an exorbitant sum to solve a homicide that exists only on paper?
Rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger kidnaps Dox, John Rain's trusted partner and closest friend, and offers Rain a choice: carry out a final assignment, or bear the responsibility for Dox's murder. But how does Rain know Hilger won't kill Dox anyway, once the series of three hits is complete? How does he know that each of the hits isn't simultaneously a setup for Rain himself?
Benny Cooperman travels to Murinam, a former French colony, to help the widow of an old friend solve the death of her husband and recover some missing documents. Benny is still recovering from his cognitive impairment and now becomes truly cosmopolitan - unable to read the signs everywere!
Detectives call twenty-something artist Harry to a murder scene in Manhattan's East Village. Harry's missing almost-fiance, and beloved mistress to the Labrador Randolph, has been implicated in the murder, which has ties to the UN. Randolph goes into detective mode, using his superior Lab brain - 2.3 pounds of smoothly functioning gray matter - to do whatever it takes to protect Harry, clear Imogen's name, solve the crime - and stay alive long enough to enjoy his upcoming birthday.
Benni has a busy Christmas season coming up: a famously reclusive artist is about to put her quilting museum on the map and her daunting mother-in-law and her new husband are visiting. And then her boss, Constance Sinclair, demands she investigate the death of a local socialite.
Lynley has walked away from his Scotland Yard job - and kept walking, spending weeks hiking the coastside trails of the Cornish coast. Then he witnesses a young man fall to his death. But this is not his investigation. He is regarded as a witness at best, possibly even a suspect.
Volk, a hardened veteran of the conflict in Chechnya, is now a gun-for-hire serving both a psychotic Azeri mafia kingpin and a man known only as the General. When both hire him to steal the same lost da Vinci from the Hermitage, he must decide whom to betray - and what that betrayal will cost.
When the body of a new potter with a mysterious past is found in Carolyn Emerson's raku firing pit, she calls upon her studio's pottery club, The Firing Squad, to dig up evidence and crack the case.
1204. Theophilos and Claudia, jesters with the Fool's Guild, are sent to enlist the help of a former guild member against the attacks of Pope Innocent III. The minstrel Folquet is now a Cistercian abbot. While they are at the monastery a monk is killed in the librarium and a cryptic message written on the wall in his blood. Folq declares that if Theophilos can solve this crime, Folq will help. If he fails, he'll have the Pope declare the Guild anathema.
Archaeologist Conrad Yeats discovers in his father's tombstone the key to a centuries-old warning built into the very design of Washington, D.C. Major monuments along the National Mall are astronomically aligned and are about to "lock" with the stars at a date foreseen by the Founding Fathers. Along with Serena Serghetti, a beautiful Vatican linguist with secrets of her own, Yeats explores the hidden world beneath the capital in a deadly race to save it.
Jane Bunker is a marine investigator who has just moved back to a sleepy Maine community. After the town drunk falls to his death off the town dock, Jane wonders whether he really fell - or was he perhaps whacked in the head and then pushed? Was he really a drunk? And how does this relate to a heated town hall meeting about energy windmills, fishing rights, and paternity suits?
When bookstore event coordinator Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of a crochet group's leader, her complicated past with the woman makes her a prime suspect. But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge and navigating the pitfalls of crochet group politics, the real killer remains at large. And it's up to her to catch the culprit - before she winds up in a tight knot.
Ed Loy finds himself working on what looks like an open and shut case: the disappearance of his client Shane Howard's daughter, Emily. He locates Emily within twenty-four hours - but by then two murders have been committed. Now Loy finds himself in a race against time to catch the killer.
DS Roy Grace is convinced that Brian Bishop must have performed the impossible feat of being in two places at once. He was sixty miles away on the night his wife, a beautiful young Brighton socialite, was murdered.
Agnes is sorting out the library of a nearly defunct Order in Bermondsey in preparation for the sale of the building. Her eye is caught by the 17th-century Hawker archive, a collection of beautifully preserved books and hand-written journals. The journals tell the story of Alice, her husband, and their daughter who died in infancy. The story seems to haunt the present. When unexplained and horrible things start happening Agnes becomes convinced the buyers are after something more than the obvious in the Hawker archives.
The local Film Noir festival takes a dark turn when a legendary femme fatale is nearly killed. Now, bookstore owner Penelope Thornton-McClure enlists the help of Jack Shepard, P.I. - even though he and his license expired more than fifty years ago.
Tim Carrier is sitting, having a drink at a tavern, when he is mistaken for someone else. A jittery man slips him an envelope with ten thousand dollars and leaves. Then a killer shows up and mistakes Tim for his employer. Tim gives him the ten thousand but, thinking fast, cancels the contract. When the killer leaves, Tim follows, and discovers he's a cop.
When drowned bodies start surfacing with an unusual plant caught in one of the victims' hair, forensic botanist and detective's widow Peggy Lee is on the case.
Three men - a young Carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town - burst into a pediatrician's apartment, attack him, and take away his 18-month-old boy. Brunetti's investigation uncovers a story of infertility, desperation, and illegal dealings. At the same time, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Vianello, discovers a moneymaking scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. But it appears as if one of the pharmacists is after more than money. What secrets are in the records? And what has been done with them?
Brunetti is investigating a Protestant preacher who may be fleecing his flock when the body of a young gypsy girl is found floating in a canal. He has to inform the distrustful parents, encamped on the mainland, and soon finds himself haunted by the crime--and the girl.
Set during the years of World War II this novel explores a new era for Leonard. The odd thing about Walter Schoen, German born, but now running a butcher shop in Detroit, is that he is a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmleer, head of the SS and the Gestapo. Walter is a member of a spy ring that sends US war production data to Germany and gives shelter to escaped German prisoners of war. Carl Webster, the Hot Kid of the Marshals Seervice is looking for Jurgen Schrenk, an escaped former Afrika Korps officer. Recommended.
Kate McCall's husband has been killed by her son, Luke, in a tragic bow-hunting accident. While Kate struggles with her son's surly guilt, her first love, Jack, an ex-con, reappears, along with a crew of his former "colleagues." While Jack must convince his partners in crime that he really "did "lose the heist money, his appearance sets into motion a series of events culminating in a life-and-death confrontation with a gang of killers.
Freelance writer Jaine Austen agrees to write jokes for Dorcas, a standup comic who throws her pantyhose into the audience as a punch line. Her act is a bomb and she's heckled by Vic, a fellow comedian. Then Vic is found dead, strangled with Dorcas's pantyhose. Jaine must help find the real killer.
Bourne is shattered by a report that his last friend in the world, Martin Lindros, has gone missing while in Ethiopia tracking suspicious shipments of yellowcake uranium and atomic bomb weaponry. Despite his hatred for CI, Bourne sets out to rescue his friend and finish the job, not realizing that the enemy, Islamic supremacists, can predict Bourne's every move - and are counting on his unwitting help in their plans to destroy America.
Gabriel Tauhou, wyvern of the silver dragons, has found the one woman who can withstand his fire. Too bad May Northcott is already bound to a demon lord. But when the demon orders May to steal one of Gabriel's treasures - an immensely important relic of all dragonkin - Gabrile has to decide which to protect - his love or his dragons.
When a container full of joints of human meat turns up at Aberdeen, Logan McRae joins the manhunt for Ken Wiseman, a serial killer released 7 years ago from Peterhead prison. As more human meat turns up in the food chain, members of the original team that put Wiseman away begin to go missing.
Kevin Kilpatrick went to prison for two murders to protect his family from the real killers. His daughter asks Sam Carew, the detective who put him away and now a builder, to help clear his name. Sam doesn't realize agreement means confronting one of the most ruthless and sadistic crime families in the country.
Garda inspector Bendict Devlin heads the investigation of the murder of a local teenager in the Borderlands, the Tyrone-Donegal border between the North and South of Ireland. Another murder occurs and Devlin discovers a link between these murders and the disappearance of a prostitue 25 years earlier - a case in which he believes one of his own colleagues is implicated. Recommended.
After he agrees to help Viktor, an illegal immigrant, Martin finds he has left his settled existence behind for a world of sex trafficking, internet fraud, blackmail and violence. And when Viktor is murdered, Martin is in too deep to turn back.
Alcoholic Benny Grissel heads the police team tracking a vigilante killer who targets child murderers. Then a friend of one of these targets kidnaps Grissel's own daughter and he begins to find some common ground with the former freedom fighter whose attempt to fit into post-apartheid South Africa has made him the vigilante killer.
Vancouver author. In St. Petersburg a weak tsar surrounds himself with sycophants while anarchists plot and peasants starve. Ryzhkov, a disaffected member of the dreaded secret police, is driven out of his apathy by the sordid murder of a child prositute. But when he uncovers a conspiracy to overthrow the tsar and install a puppet ruler, his high-stakes investigation turns into a breathless international chase. Recommended.
Revolutionary Russia. The cynical Ryzhkov return to investigate the whereabouts of the Russian Imperial family. He finds where they are held too late - the last Romanovs have been murdered. But did one survive?
Young women are being raped mutilated and entombed in the concrete foundations of the new National Stadium. Shanghai-based Senior Inspector Sun Piao, recently released from the mental hospital to which he was sent after his last case, suspects well-protected officers of the People's Liberation Army. His only hope is to approach the mysterious and powerful Citizen One.
Meet the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers. There is Henry, a boxer with a Gatsby-like capacity for turning life into a celebration, and Leo, a poet and a drunk with a troubled past. They live the high life in Stockholm until the day that Leo drags Henry into a plot involving illegal weapons and gangsters.
Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do. The Turners are merely hired to do a job, though, and prefer to remain anonymous. When they find that a middleman has let the true employer know their identities, finishing the job is no longer enough.
When Phil Kramer is shot dead on a deserted suburban street in the middle of the night, his wife, Emily, is left with an emptied bank account and a lot of questions. The killer has some questions of his own. It's none of his business why he was hired to kill Phil Kramer. But now that he's been ordered to take out Kramer's widow, he figures there's a bigger secret at work - and maybe a bigger payoff.
Getaway driver and career criminal Chase goes straight after meeting Lila, a strong-willed deputy sheriff with a beguiling smile who shows him what love can be. Then tragedy hits, and he must reenter the dark world of grifters and crooks. Now Chase is out for revenge - and he'll have to turn to the one man he hates most in the world - his grandfather. Only Jonah can teach Chase how to become a stone-cold killer. But even as the two men work together, Chase knows that their unresolved past will eventually lead them to a showdown of their own.
John Marlin's views on gun control are about to be tested. Country and western superstar Mitch Campbell, addled by mushrooms, accidentally kills a Mexican gardener. He turns to the president of the Texas chapter of the National Weapons Alliance for help in covering up the killing.
On their summer off from college in 1964 three boys went to Mississippi to work for civil rights. They were never seen again. So the father of one of the boys hired New York private eye Joe Dunne: find the five who were responsible and don't come home until all are dead.
Studio owner Jenny needs her girls to win the Ultimate Dancer Championship - and the prize money - to expand her business. But first she'll have to do some fancy footwork to stay alive.
Includes stories by Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Sara Paretsky, John Harvey, George Pelecanos, Eric Wright, Robert Sawyer, Jose Latour, Robert Barnard, Reginald Hill, and Val McDermid.
Non-mystery. Two families are locked in a rivalry that will last for generations as Shanghai is invaded by opium traders and Christian missionaries.
Jan Fabel and his team are under pressure to find a killer the press have christened "The Hamburg Hairdresser". He has claimed two victims, both scalped. Single red hairs were found at both scenes, hairs that did not belong to the victim but were cut from the same head - twenty years ago.
One year ago a brutal case traumatized three cops - and they've gone their own ways since. One is pursuing a serial rapist, another a string of arsons, and the third a series of child abductions. But when the body of one of the abduction victims is found at the site of one of the arsons, the three begin to see a connection.
In the richest neighbourhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. Lucas Davenport begins to see a pattern that leads beyond the theory that these were the random victims of someone looking for money to buy drugs. The clues will lead him to something he had never expected - which is too bad, because the killers are expecting him.
A widow comes home to find her home covered with blood and her Goth daughter missing. She becomes frantic when another Goth girl is murdered. She approaches Lucas Davenport through his wife Weather. Lucas is reluctant, but when another Goth is killed, he goes into overdrive. He believes there is something else, nothing to do with Goths, behind this series of crimes.
In 2005 young American academic Amy Greenberg travels to Ireland to claim the contents of her grandfather's safe deposit box, in which she finds only one thing: a manuscript by Ian Fleming. The pages detail Fleming's involvement in Allied spycraft and contain information so potentially explosive, that people on both sides of the Atlantic are willing to kill to maintain its secrecy. Amy finds herself in a race against time to unlock the manuscript's shocking and fascinating secrets and outwit the unknown assailants who would do anything to bury the truth and protect a traitor's name.
A murderer is on the loose, killing at will. And Moscow MGB officer Leo Demidov finds himself demoted and denounced by his enemies - and the only way to save his life and the lives of his family is to uncover this criminal. But in Stalin's Soviet Union it's a crime against the State to suggest that a murderer-much less a serial killer-is in their midst.
Winter, 1895. The trolley workers are on strike in Brooklyn and tensions are rising. Then a cop drops dead in a crowd of protesters with two bullet holes in his back. Marshall Webb, reporting on the strike for Harper's Weekly, suspects that this incident was more than what it seemed.
Although it has by now become a humdrum task, Manhattan DA Butch Karp and his crime-fighting crew must race against the clock to stop a malicious terrorist plot that could change the course of history.
Manhattan lawyer Mara Coyne is hired by an auction house about to sell a lost masterwork. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking accusation that the painting really belongs to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector who lost his paintings-and his life-to the Nazis. She begins to suspect that Hilda's tragic family story might be more than just heartbreaking-it might be true.
Navajo police investigator Ella Clah receives a mysterious package in the mail that the murder of a Navajo member of the New Mexico National Guard was not just a carjacking gone wrong. When the FBI cannot decrypt the message, Ella realizes that she must use Navajo lore to decode it.
The only positive thing to come out of Thea Osbourne's two disastrous housesitting incidents iences was her blossoming relationship with DI Phil Hollis. But hopes of spending some quality time together are dashed when Ariadne, Phil's childhood acquaintance, discovers on Notgrove Barrow a body laid out like a sacrificial victim.
Petroc of Auneford has left his old monastic world behind to sail into the sprawling Pool of London for the first time. He accompanies the enigmatic Captain de Montalhac, purveyor of fine relics and other exotic trinkets. Petroc's trip is soon blighted by tragedy, but nonetheless the great powers of 13th Century Christendom are gathering, and all covet the power of the most precious relics.
Working at Sybil's Full Moon Hotel in Fort Lauderdale is keeping Helen Hawthorne both financially and physically fit. But when a maid turns up dead in a dumpster, no one feels safe - especially not Helen. To make matters worse, her philandering ex just checked into the very hotel where she works. The cops don't seem to care much about a murdered maid, but they have noticed there's something shady about Helen. And if she doesn't manage to dodge their questions and shake off her ex, it could be checkout time...
The discovery of the bodies of two young girls leaves D.I. Jack Frost in a race to hunt down the killer before he, or she, can strike again. At the same time, he faces a crisis at Denton police station which could result in his being sacked.
Stone Barrington, Holly Barker and Dino Baldachetti are sent to the Caribbean island of St. Marks, courtesy of the CIA, to track down rogue agent Teddy Fay. St. Marks is a vacationer's paradise, but its luxurious beach clubs and secluded mountain villas are home to corrupt local politicians and more than a few American ex-pats with murky personal histories. Stone and Holly soon discover that in St. Marks, everyone is hiding something, and Teddy Fay may just be hiding in plain sight.
A brain surgeon discovers that a revolutionary computerized medical-records system is responsible for a series of patient deaths - and threatens many more. He must navigate a treacherous maze of conspiracy - for powerful corporate forces aren't about to let their potential profits evaporate. The surgeon soon finds that his career, his marriage, and his very life are in jeopardy - along with the lives of countless innocent patients.
At first sign Monika and Maj-Britt are as different as two people can possibly be - they have nothing in common but a determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone. But when a tragic accident brings them face to face, the emotional voids at the centres of their lives threaten to engulf them - forcing confrontation with the secrets they'd hoped to bury.
When a John Doe with a bayonet wound in his chest is discovered in a Washington, D.C., dumpster, geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is pulled away from her bioterrorism work to aid in the investigation. Just a little digging reveals a corpse that's not at all that of the homeless robbery victim it was set up to resemble - -and Alex and her colleagues find themselves wrapped up in a complicated mystery of high-stakes international financial intrigue.
Vanessa and her twin brother Vance are very close. So when someone pushes Vanessa down a flight of stairs and puts her into a coma, Vance wants revenge. He decides that masquerading as Vanessa will lead him to the villain. With her clothes, her makeup, and what he knows about his beloved sister, he pulls it off very well and is on the verge of learning what he needs to know - until he learns that Gloriana, Vanessa's Angora cat, will betray him - unless she can be won over.
1842 Philadelphia. The constabulary has concluded that the missing financier Lemuel Beale was a victim of an accidental drowning. This conclusion does not satisfy Beale's daughter Martha. Her search for her father brings her to Thomas Kelman, an assistant to the Mayor. Kelman is also investigating the ritual slaying of several young women. The prime suspect is a renowned conjurer and clairvoyant.
Animals - and justice - have found their hero in Dr. McKenzie. When a randy milk inspector is found dead in 400 gallons of goat milk, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline will have to cull a killer from a herd of suspects. And along the way, the vet might just save some bleating hearts.
When police dig up a farm that has for decades been a source of employment for poor workers passing through Rakedale they find not one but two bodies. Fry and Cooper try to piece together a history of the farm from the memories of the locals.
Mrs. Jeffries must swim upstream to catch a killer. Successful local Michael Provost had no enemies, yet he was found dead off the Chelsea Vestry Wharf. With the help of her staff, Mrs. Jeffries dives into an investigation that leads to an earlier crime - and even more questions.
Jack Parlabane finds himself in the unenviable position of being dead and still having a report to file. He was brought in as an observer on psychic Gabriel Lafayette's effort to reconcile the spiritual and physical through controlled laboratory tests - and now look where he is. Dead.
A newly elected President dismantles McLanahan's Aerospace Battle Force and the Russians move into Turkmenistan, Iran and the Persian Gulf. McLanahan, against direct orders, strikes back. As US police and military units attempt to dislodge him from his secure base, he races to outmaneuver his own countrymen and defeat the Russians.
On a dogged search for a pair of dangerous fugitives, Louisiana lawman Dave Robicheaux descends into streets flooded with water, opportunists, looters and vicious criminals - New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. Recommended.
1985: the heinous machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant propels the surviving members of the Apaches - controversial, take-'em-down, outside-the-law ex-cops - into investigating a Colombian drug cartel responsible for distributing millions of kilos of cocaine on American shores.
DI Tom Mariner is about to take a well-earned break when six-week-old Jessica is abducted from the creche at a local day nursery. What first appears to be a random kidnapping begins to look like a planned operation. Mariner discovers that the baby's father works for a research company that has long been the target of animal rights activists. Two days later Jessica turns up, unharmed, a crude note seeming to confirm that animal rights protesters were behind the scare. But when one of the creche workers is killed in a hit and run, the case is blown wide open.
When Charlie Dean and the Deep Black team are called to investigate the apparent suicide of a troubled Secret Service agent, they uncover a vast conspiracy to assassinate high-ranking U.S. officials.
The Oregon comes upon a cruise ship adrift in the sea. Hundreds of bodies litter the decks and as Cabrillo attempts to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Cabrillo barely escapes with his onw life and that of the liner's sole survivor. He is about to be pitted against a cult with monstrous plans for the human race - plans he may already be too late to stop.
Venice, 1756. A diabolical killer is determined to people the nine circles of Dante's Hell with those he considers deserving. The Doge's only hope of stopping the Chimera is to release the Black Orchid from prison, a childhood friend of Casanova who now faces death for the crime of adultery. As the streets of Venice fill with masked Carnival-goers, the Black Orchid will need to find the road that takes him down into the heart of madness and retribution.
The Crime Scene Unit knows that even the most cold-blooded killers leave clues. A bag full of body parts. A man thrown from a car. A shriveled corpse. A gangster, tortured and killed. Besides the fact that the C.S.U. found them on the same day, it seems the cases have nothing in common. To investigate C.S.U. newbie Madison Cross will descend into Philly's underworld of gang brutality and then rise to the highest echelon of organized crime.
Professor Jack Goodrich has a prestigious job in Cairo and a happy family life. But when he is asked to authenticate a sword belonging to a descendent of the Prophet his life is shattered. The nightmare begins with the death of his wife and daughter. Once the descendent has the sword back he plans to declare jihad on all non-Muslims. Goodrich and a strange woman known as Scheherazade must try to prevent this.
Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where what a person "feels" and "truly believes" is protected under the law, while what is rational, even provable, is condemned as heresy. A world where to question ignorance and intolerance is to commit a Crime against Faith. On a hot Sagittarian morning in the year 56 ATF (After The Flood), Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the crowds of near-naked commuters, when he is confronted by his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website? Does he think he is special, different, or better than his fellows. does he have something to hide? This is a world where nakedness is modesty, ignorance is wisdom, and privacy is a dangerous perversion.
MISTAKE #1 Dickie Orr. Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her arch-nemesis Joyce Barnhardt. MISTAKE #2 Doing favours for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (a.k.a. Ranger). Ranger needs her to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, he's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. MISTAKE #3 Going completely nutso while doing the favour for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office. Now Dickie has disappeared and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance.
Return to Trenton, NJ, for non-stop action, plenty of junk food, exploding cars, pot roast with the Plum family, and a viewing at the Burg's premier funeral home.
Danielle Leaf thinks she's helping out a friend - until she's abducted and imprisoned in remote rural India. She becomes caught in a secret war between anti-corporate activists and a transnational mining company that is poisoning thousands of Third World farmers.
Bicycle courier Astrid Bell begins to notice a pattern. A neighbour who accidentally knocked her off her bicycle is bludgeoned to death soon after. A rich woman who has asked to have a package picked up is murdered in the hall of her luxurious home. For Astrid and her six room-mates, it's the beginning of a nightmare of suspicion - and the growing fear that the worst is yet to come.
Detective Alex Delillo is in shock: the unidentified body the cops found is that of her half-brother: one she never knew she had. He's the spitting image of her father, who not only walked out on his family but was also suspected of killing three women 17 years ago. Unravelling her brother's murder brings her childhood into clearer focus. But someoneone is in the shadows, tracking her every move - and leaving a body count.
1937. At the French embassy in Warsaw a new military attache arrives. Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier is a decorated hero who is now drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic drawing rooms and back alleys of the city. At the same time he finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations.
Jack Vaughn, once a New York cop, is now a personal trainer in Miami. He's been dumped by Vivian, the footloose daughter of a millionaire businessman, but the father has offered a hundred grand to torch a yacht -- and the inconvenient corpse inside it. It's an easy hundred grand - and, hey, what could possibly go wrong?
Sequel to ALONE. When an old, traumatic case comes back to haunt him, Massachusetts State Police detective Bobby Dodge begins searching for a young girl who's been hiding for as long as she can remember.
Monk journeys into the realm of the cult science fiction show "Beyond Earth" - where he meets fans just as obsessive-compulsive as he is. Though he is not preoccupied with the program himself, Monk can understand where they are coming from. But there may be a killer among them: someone in a starship uniform has gunned down the show's creator.
Katherine Adams takes a break from her Atlanta legal practice and the memories of the madman who abducted and tortured her twenty years ago. She takes a cruise on a luxurious ocean liner, but her nightmares are reawakened when she witnesses a violent argument between two men. One of them turns up dead soon after. And Katherine finds herself in a desperate race against a ruthless hit man.
When Fran Varady moved out of her squat in Rotherhithe, she always wondered what had become of 'mad Edna', the bag lady who had, in a manner of speaking, been her neighbour. Then a chance meeting reunites them, and Fran is alarmed to discover that someone is following Edna. Who could be interested in a harmless old lady? Determined to protect her, Fran finds herself digging into Edna's earlier life, and an old love affair and family quarrel come to light. But by rattling the bones of the past, Fran's detective skills uncover more than she's bargained for.
Luckless Sarah Booth Delaney once again becomes a prime suspect. After a touring production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof is detoured from New Orleans to open in the heart of Zinnia, Mississippi, one of the stars is murdered.
Hundreds of people climbed the gouged out limestone terraces of Mullaghmore Mountain to celebrate May Day, 1509. But one didn't come down. And no one said a word about it. Mara, a woman apppointed by King Turlough Don O'Brien to be judge and lawgiver in the stony kingdom, comes to investigates and is met with a wall of silence.
There is an undercurrent of anger at this year's Michaelmas Fair in Burren. The new lord of the MacNamara clan has raised the tribute. When his greedy steward is found dead in the churchyard, Mara, Brehon of Burren is called to investigate.
When an ex-BBC correspondent is found dead, DI Bill Slider's investigation is complicated by the reappearance of his old enemy Trevor Bates, aka The Needle. Now on the loose and issuing death threats against Slider, he is almost as much a distraction as trying to find a spare moment to marry Joanna before their baby is born.
Emma Diamond, a recent widow with a passion for bridge, takes a retreat to the Texas Hill Country with her friends. The trip proves to be quite a thrilling spectacle in ways they never anticipated - because it's also playing host to two battling bridge instructors. These professional contenders are infamous enemies - and only one will survive the weekend...
When two women linked with charismatic late-night TV personality Marshall Fox are found brutally slain in Central Park he is charged with the murders. PI Fritz Malone is hired by one of Fox's ex-lovers after she was put under the media spotlight at Fox's trial. But Malone had barely begun to investigate when his client was found sadistically murdered in her Upper West Side brownstone, hands and feet shackled and a shard of mirror protruding from her neck.
Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at Chris Porphyry, one of the leading members of the Royal Hoo Golf Course. He hires Joe Sixsmith to clear his name. The trail starts with missing balls - but end in murder.
Japanese gardener Mas Arai travels to New York City when his daughter asks for his help. Her employer, a half-Japanese millionaire, has been murdered. Mas must maneuver through an unfamiliar city, make nice to his son-in-law, care for a sickly child - and solve the murder that threatens the family.
A dwindling bank account convinces Loy to delve into the deadly underworld of horse racing. Working on another case he discovers a phone number linked to a prominent racehorse trainer on a badly beaten body left at an illegal dump.
Twenty years ago, NYPD officer Robert Mulvey faced corruption charges that threatened to tear his life apart. Now his young nephew, the much-decorated officer Stephen Holt, has been accused of executing three men, including one cop. For these two men to save their careers - and redeem their family's reputation - they will dare to go where few officers have gone before: straight through the NYPD's fabled "blue wall of silence" to see that justice is served.
Kali O'Brien's brother John is dead, an apparent suicide by overdose. The cops have more bad news: John was also the lead suspect in the recent double homicide of two Tucson women. Kali's only hope for solving the case lies in finding a witness who knows far more than she should. Her search will plunge her into family secrets and deep into the sex industry's hidden underworld.
Five years after the chaos of 9/11 that gave Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson the opportunity to disappear and reinvent himself, the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry that spans the globe.
A new breed of evil lurks in the latest Pet-Sitter mystery. Kendra's boyfriend, Jeff, is missing, his car submerged in a canal. Panicked inquiries lead her to Jeff's aunt, whose dog died when someone attempted to clone it. Now, Kendra is hounded by questions...
Meet Headmistress - and sometime sleuth - Meredith Llewellyn of Bellehaven House, a finishing school for girls. It is the height of elegance, the seat of sophistication, the scene of a murder? Teacher Kathleen Duncan was killed in the school garden at night. Judging by a bloody branch, Miss Meredith Llewellyn assumes it was an accident, until she learns that the limb didn't break off - it was neatly sawn. But as she searches for a killer, Meredith wonders if her eyes are playing tricks on her. How else can she explain her foggy images of Kathleen pointing to the flowerbeds? Without the help of the lazy constable or her petrified teachers, Meredith will have to find a link between flowers and the killing, take heed of her own safety, and get an education in murder.
Max Freeman and Detective Sherry Richards retreat to Max's secluded shack in the Everglades. No television. No phones. And no help when a violent hurricane turns the getaway weekend into a desperate fight for survival. But on a perilous trek back to civilization they discover the greatest threat is no longer nature - but man. And whoever it is who's stalking them through the glades has good reason not to let them out alive.
When an unidentified body is discovered in the harbour town of Axmouth, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, is summoned. He quickly determines that the victim had been strangled - but then encounters a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk.
Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels must somehow catch the sicko who's been poisoning the city's food supply. And - more importantly - she must decide whether she will accept her boyfriend's surprise proposal.
PI Lincoln Perry is called to find the estranged son of a murder victim. But what should be a routine case turns deadly when the son also ends up in the body bag - and Perry is forced to prove his innocence.
Nola Barrett's ancient, sprawling house is spewing a dark past: of depravity, scandal and murder. Her land is at the center of multiple mysteries, ranging from a suspicious death to the brutal rape of a young woman to the legend of a handsome youth hanged for murder. But with Nola recovering from her self-inflicted wounds, Elizabeth Goodweather has inherited her mad, violent drama.
Washington DC private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney to tail a college student. He tracks her to a meeting with the President of the US. The next day her dead body shows up. In Oregon a lawyer is told by a convicted serial killer that he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the former governor. That governor is now President.
Rap sensation Lord Tribulation searches for the truth behind his father's death and finds himself heading down memory lane to the charged days of Notting Hill and 1976, when politics and music were one. As he gets closer to the truth, he becomes a target for murder himself.
Investigating the murder of the beleaguered owner of a local rug store, antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn discovers that the prized Orientals of Charleston's society dames are nothing more than cheap fakes.
Four years ago Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off the assailant, but now her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. She knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn't forgotten the testimony that convicted him, and she knows that now he will be free to finish what he started.
When a serial murderer surfaces after three decades, the Boston police seek out Phil Randall, now retired, who headed the original, unsuccessful, task force. Phil calls on PI daughter Sunny for help. Her investigation has an unexpected impact - when the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows, realising too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim.
NYPD officer Michael Bennett is lead negotiator with the armed men disguised as monks inside New York City's largest cathedral. He wrestles with personal problems as the kidnappers, equipped with enough C4 to put a crater in Manhattan, hold 100 of the most powerful people in America.
Nameless had told Mitchell Krochek that he'd do whatever he could to find his missing gambling-addicted wife Janice. The agency locates her in San Francisco and manages to bring her home. When she disappears again, blood is found and Mitchell Krocheck is suspected of murder.
The discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia - the Canadian towb where Temperance Brennan grew up - leads Tempe to wonder if it might not be that of a childhood friend who disappeared when she was 8. And what is the meaning of the strange lesions found on the bones?
Gulf War vet Jack Keller now works in fugitive apprehension - and he never feels more alive than when he's hunting down a skip. But when a young girl goes missing, and Keller finds out that the father is an AWOL member of the army's elite Delta Force, he knows immediately that this case will be anything but fun and games.
The best of neo-noir fiction, with entries from Ken Bruen, Victor Gischler, Duane Swierczynski, Sean Chercover, Charlie Stella and others.
Tis the season for knitters in chilly Fort Connor, Colorado: scarves, sweaters, mittens - and murder. Amid the seasonal cheer of her local family of cowboys and yarn weavers, Kelly Flynn's intent on trying to separate innocence from icy deceit.
Elderly Elijah Messenger comes to private eye Jason Wilder saying he'd had a premonition that someone was going to kill him. Jason's scepticism of the cult leader's psychic abilities is confounded when, the day after, someone stabs Elijah to death. And now Jason finds himself with the town's mayor as a client - his daughter is the prime suspect in Messenger's murder.
Tucker Sinclair is finally getting her consulting firm off the ground. But now she has to help private investigator Charley Tate save his own business - and life. It started when Eve Lawson, a bland writer with an equally bland taste in fashion, stumbled into his office to find out who was following her. When the case explodes into murder, Tucker has to make sure Charley won't be next...
Hired by her sister's friend, a gallery owner, Hannah Nicks sets out to transport a painting to its buyer in Puerto Vallarta. But when she arrives at the delivery point, she finds herself on the tail end of a massacre. She flees back to L.A. only to find that the gallery owner has been killed and Hannah is named as the murder suspect.
When a Mexican farmhand stumbles over a Latino man killed with a single shot to the back of his head, Clare is sucked into the investigation through her involvement in the migrant community. The discovery of two more bodies executed in the same way ignites fears that a serial killer is loose in the close-knit community.
In Chinatown to deliver a baby, midwife Sarah Brandt learns that the mother's mixed-race niece is missing, and she enlists Sergeant Malloy's help. But after they find the girl dead in an alley, there are ample suspects - from both sides of Canal Street.
Tip! Instead of cash, New York Cabbie Chet was given a tip on a horse race. It turned out a winner, but when Chet went to collect he found his bookie dead on the living room floor. His protestations of innocence - to the cops, to two rival criminal gangs - and to the dead man's sister who has come from Las Vegas to avenge her brother's murder - fail to convince.