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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.
When China Bayles is forced by fate to get involved in her half-brother Miles' investigation into their father's death, she realizes it is 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?
China Bayles assists with some herbal workshops at Mount Zion, a Kentucky Shaker village. But the restored modern version of the village, striving to become a tourist attraction, has attracted sabotage instead. After a shocking death occurs during her stay, China plunges into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder.
One of Glasgow's top litigation lawyers, Erin's specialty is victim compensation, not criminal law. But in the next twenty-four hours, she'll assault her soon-to-be-ex boyfriend and become the chief suspect in the brutal murder of an old schoolmate. Erin hardly remembers Lucy Grant, so what are messages from the dead woman and her killer doing on her phone the day of the murder? It's a question that will soon unravel Erin's carefully wrapped life to uncover a family trauma she and her troubled sister have done their best to leave behind.
Seattle PI Quinn, who has been busy waving goodbye to her philandering husband, must find a 15 year old who's authored a memoir about the abuse he's suffered at the hands of his twisted parents. A cynical reporter doesn't believe the kid actually exists, and so the screenwriter hired to turn the book into a TV movie has hired Quinn.
A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party into a national security nightmare, but the hostage is not who anyone would expect. The First Lady elists the services of Sean King and Michelle Mawell to bring the child safely back.
Soon after Anna's arrival to join a wolf study team on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, the wolf packs under observation begin to behave in peculiar ways. The discovery of wolf scat containing alien DNA leads the team to believe that perhaps a wolf/dog hybrid has been introduced to the island. When a female member of the team is savaged, Anna is convinced she is being stalked, and what was once a beautiful, idyllic refuge becomes a place of unnatural occurrences and danger beyond the ordinary.
Hoping the warmth and the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Anna Pigeon's husband Paul takes her to southwest Texas. But the raft becomes lost in the rapids and a young college student falls overboard, resulting in an even more grisly discovery. Caught in a strainer between two boulders and more dead than alive, is a pregnant woman, hair and arms tangled in the downed branches. Instead of the soul-soothing experience they'd longed for, Anna and Paul find themselves sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas.
Travel writer Mallory Marlowe comes to Colorado to do an article on Aspen and to visit a now rich and famous high-school classmate. Cheerleader, homecoming queen, and class president, Carly had it all then and still does - a sprawling mountainside home, an adoring husband, and a multimillion-dollar business centered around her super-exclusive Tavaci Springs spa. But within twenty-four hours of Mallory's arrival, Carly's corpse turns up in a mud bath. Mallory suddenly discovers that Aspen's main attraction is a dazzling array of suspects - one of whom is eager to see this accidental sleuth's travels come to an end.
A surprise visit from her father - who is on the run from the law - has given Carlotta Wren a lot to think about. Should she join her former fiance, Peter, in proving her father is innocent? If she does, are her body-moving days over? And then...A close friend's behaviour begins to spin out of control...The cops turn up the heat on her father's case...Carlotta discovers that her brother Wesley's gambling debts are child's play compared to his new vice...And the Charmed Killer, a serial murderer, unleashes his wrath on Atlanta.Now the bodies are piling up - and Carlotta's father is the number one suspect!
A local call girl has been murdered - a woman whose regular clientele included several of Regina's most prominent lawyers, including - until he met her - Joanne Kilbourn's own husband, Zach Shreve. Her new marriage creaking under the strain of this revelation, Joanne throws herself into her project - and into finding out why the dead woman had started to threaten her clients with blackmail, an investigation that leads to the truth - and to death.
Who is murdering Boston's most beautiful women? All the women had recently had plastic surgery and had been found with expensive black silk stockings around their necks. Lt. Steve Abbot, homicide detective, thinks he has finally nabbed the killer, but then another body turns up with the earmarks of the "Black Stocking Strangler."
When a homeless veteran is found dead in a squalid Sacramento alley, FBI special agent Megan Elliott vows to find the murdered hero's killer. But the victim, a former Delta Force soldier, is just one link in a nationwide spree of torture and murder. Meanwhile soldier-for-hire Jack Kincaid returns home to the Texas border town of Hidalgo only to receive the news that one of his closest colleagues-also ex-military-has been brutally murdered. Faced with an inept local police force, Jack takes matters into his own hands. Now, as part of a national task force to stop the sadistic killings, by-the-book Megan and burn-the-book Jack form a tense alliance, sparked with conflict and temptation.
After a lunchtime meal leaves everyone with food poisoning in a local pub, Fethering's Jude and Carole wonder if someone is trying to force their favourite pub into bankruptcy. But a murder in the kitchen settles that question, and the two amateur sleuths spring into action.
Jack Taylor brings death and pain to everyone he loves. His only hope of redemption - his surrogate son, Cody - is lying in the hospital in a coma. At least he still has Ridge, his old friend from the Guards, though theirs is an unorthodox relationship. When she tells him that a boy has been crucified in Galway city, he agrees to help her search for the killer.
Dan Gordon, trained by Mossad and now working for the CIA, tracks the elusive master criminal, con-man and undercover sleeper agent known as the Chameleon into Iran. What Dan learns there could affect the world's balance of power -- if he can make it out of Tehran alive.
Jack Reacher finds himself walking on a 12 mile stretch of road between two towns, within sight of the Rockies, called Hope and Despair. All he wants is a cup of coffee, but what he gets are four hostile locals, a charge of vagrancy and an order to move on. They're picking on the wrong guy. Recommended.
Natalie Raines, one of Broadway's brightest stars, accidentally discovers who killed her former roommate and sets in motion a series of shocking events that puts more than one life in extreme peril.
10 years ago a 21 year old student went missing. Every year he makes one ritual phone call to his mother on Mother's Day, assures her he is fine, refuses to answer her frantic questions, then hangs up. This year his sister decides she is going to track him down, no matter what it takes. But her passionate search for the truth about her brother - and for her brother himself - leads her into a deadly confrontation with someone close to her whose secret he cannot allow her to reveal.
When a young archaeologist studying a site at Lerwick discovers a set of human remains, the island community is intrigued. Is it an ancient find or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot on her land in a tragic accident and Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson, his own colleague Sandy Wilson. He finds two feuding families whose envy, greed, and bitterness has divided the surrounding community.
It's hard for Elliot Freed to focus on his Comedy Tonight theatre with his ex-wife missing and accused of murdering her patient. With plenty of wanted - and unwanted - help, he embarks on a frantic search. Because murder is no laughing matter.
Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman must discover why a man jumped from a hotel balcony when he had a perfactly good balcony at home. A glitch with the water system and her boyfriend's troublesome daughter add more problems to Fran's lot. Can she find the time to discover what it is that appears not quite right about Alec Minton's death?
In Alpine, Washington, Emma Lord's weekly newspaper, The Alpine Advocate, is the current that drives the rumour mill of small-town life. Emma is shocked to hear the outrageous news that her newspaper is the subject of a takeover bid. Worse, the ruthless acquisitioners are the heirs of Emma's longtime and tragically departed lover, Tom Cavanaugh. Soon, battle lines are drawn and war is declared. Then the first casualty is discovered facedown at the Tall Timber Motel - Dylan Platte, front man for the buy-out offer Emma turned down cold, and Emma is a prime suspect.
It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. Then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy's godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. At least that's what appears to have happened. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the spa - allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked. So Goldy dons chef's whites and goes undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favor of calming smoothies, and the fruit cocktail doesn't include fresh fruit.
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. Recommended.
Challis and his team investigate the brutal beating of the chaplain of a prestigious school and the murder of the woman in charge of punishing local land use violations. But will Hal Challis and Ellen Destry's new romantic relationship interfere with their work?
A Russian billionaire has put up a rare diamond, worth millions, as the prize for the Race du Diable, the most exciting and dangerous downhill race in the world. The six racers and the spectators are oblivious to the silent killer that awaits them up in the mountains.
Charley Web is a single mother who writes a controversial column for the Palm Beach Post. Jill Rohmer, a young woman serving time on death row wants Charley to write her biography. Jill wants the hidden truths that failed to surface in her trial to be exposed--including the existence of a mysterious man named Jack, who may be the actual killer. Charley begins to receive a series of anonymous letters that threaten to harm her son and daughter.
Milo Harper's research into the human brain has run into a snag: his subjects are starting to die -- and in precisely the ways they have dreamed. Former FBI agent Jack Davis must find the serial killer hidden in one of the most advanced research facilities in the world.
By the time Sam Spade gets involved with the Maltese Falcon, his partner Miles Archer, is already history. So in this authorized prequel, we return to 1921 when Sam sets up his agency. He'll bring in Archer as a partner, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He'll tangle with a villain who never loses his desire to make Spade pay big for ruining what should have been the perfect crime. And he'll fall in love - though it won't turn out for the best. It never does with dames.
A toxicology test on the corpse pulled out of Glasgow's River Clyde, coupled with an anonymous phone call, causes Detective Lorminer to question whether the death was accidental.
Chief Inspector Lorimer's return from his holiday coincides with a murder. Kelvin Football Club's new star mid-fielder is found stabbed to death in his own home -- and his wife is apprehended trying to leave the country.
In southern California it's raining crime - and psychologist Christina McMullen could use an umbrella. Her clients are crazy, her on-again-off-again relationship with LAPD lieutenant Jack Rivera has started heating up again, and Rivera's womanizing dad has come calling - asking Chrissy to investigate a mysterious death that might haunt his campaign for president of the U.S. As she untangles a web of high-stakes lies, Chrissy believes that she's found the secret to a serial killer's underground campaign. The killer has a list, a motive, and the perfect disguise - the only question is: who's next?
The small, exclusive Massachusetts island of Margaret's Harbor gets its fifteen minutes of fame when aging teen stars Arrow Normand and Marcey Mandret pay a visit to local celebrity heiress, Kendra Rhode. The girls' drunken, disorderly behavior is being eaten up by the press...until an even bigger media storm erupts.During a blizzard, Arrrow finds herself staggering around town, covered in blood and incoherently drunk. Meanwhile, her actor-boyfriend has been found shot dead in the front seat of a crashed truck. Now Arrow is cast as the only suspect in the crime - and she can't remember a thing about the night in question. Enter former F.B.I. agent Gregor Demarkian, who's flown in from Philadelphia to review the charges against Arrow. What he finds is a case with little evidence, an insatiable paparazzi, and a mare's nest of motives in what may be the most confusing, twisted role of Demarkian's lifetime.
Delhi's portly detective, Vish Puri, is hired for two investigations. The first is into the background of a man surprisingly willing to wed a woman her father considers unmarriageable, and the second is into the disappearance six months earlier of a servant to a prominent Punjabi lawyer, a young woman known only as Mary.
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.
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.
A house detective in a Washington D.C. hotel gets entangled in a complex web of lies, burglary, and murder after a mysterious and gorgeous woman checks in.
DI Joe Faraday is investigating the assassination first of a high-profile local property developer and then, shortly after, of a visiting government minister. He must also keep an eye on DC Winter, an undercover cop who may have yielded to the temptations put in his path. Faraday begins to suspect that the evidence against Winter is a set-up.
When a judge and his wife go away on holiday, their 17 year old daughter throws a party that ends in the murder of her and her boyfriend. A massive police investigation is launched, with DI Joe Faraday in charge. But who will get to the killer first -- the police, or the crimelord who owes a debt to the dead girl's father?
Cheverell Manor, a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, is now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. After an investigative journalist checks in to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed and is found murdered two days later, Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate. As they probe the lives and backgrounds of those connected with the dead woman - the surgeon, members of the manor staff, close acquaintances - suspects multiply all too rapidly. New confusions arise, including strange historical overtones of madness and a lynching 350 years in the past. Then there is a second murder.
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.
Oz Blackstone has died and his tough-talking ex-wife enters centre stage as Primavera Blackstone takes the lead in this new crime series. Her mind still filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband, Primavera Blackstone is in Spain with son Tom when their peace is breached again with the arrival of her elderly but formidable aunt, Adrienne McGown. Auntie Ade's roguish son Frank has become involved with a shady international casino project and has disappeared. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to find herself a fugitive, with her life under threat, as her aunt joins the missing persons list and Tom is forced to flee to safety.
Already an L.A. attorney and pet-sitter, Kendra has taken on a third job, masterminding a new reality show called Animal Auditions. But things get messier than the show's pot-bellied pigs when her hot new producer is suspected of murder.
A tenant has disappeared in a New York slum, leaving behind strange, original artwork. Gallery owner Ethan Muller can see its brilliance - and money-making potential. When Ethan displays the art, the show attracts the attention of the police. Because the subjects of the pictures look exactly like the victims in a long-cold murder case. Ethan has received a letter saying "stop, stop, stop," And the still-missing genius may be the link to a madman - or the madman himself.
A little girl ghost wants to be reunited with her family. Pained, Headmistress Meredith Llewellyn investigates the child's parents' deaths, but she soon grows wary of snooping. For a lady never goes anywhere uninvited.
Harry Mason, now on the South African Police Service's Serious and Violent Crimes unit, investigates the slaying of a minor politician and is led to a vigilante group known as the Guardians. But Harry is gunned down and his former partner, Detective Jacob Tshabalala is forced to take matters into his own hands, exposing a splinter faction of vigilantes within the police service itself.
When Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is sent to infiltrate a tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them than he thought. And that perhaps being a career criminal isn't the worst thing in the world. As he and his Serious Organised Crime Agency colleagues busy themselves with the bank robbers, a group of home-grown Islamic fundamentalist fanatics embark on a campaign of terror the like of which Britain has never seen. Car bombs and beheadings are only the prelude to what they have planned.
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.
Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favour. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he's seen before.
Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen is hired by her high-school nemesis, a demanding, spoiled, and incredibly rude Bridezilla from hell, to rewrite Shakespeare -- Patti wants her wedding to evoke "Romeo and Juliet" - without the downer ending. It isn't a complete surprise to Jaine when her client plunges to her death during the balcony scene. The only mystery is which of Patti's numerous haters actually did the deed.
When trial lawyer Jimmy "Royal" Payne finds he need to skip town he crosses paths with twelve-year-old Tino Perez, newly arrived from Mexico with no money and no papers. The gutsy kid first robs Payne, then pleads for his help to find his mother, missing after crossing the border with a vicious coyote. Payne's ex-wife Sharon, the L.A.P.D. detective he still loves, gives him a choice: help the boy or go to jail. Payne traces the woman's steps from Mexicali to California's Hellhole Canyon, swept into the dark current of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and sexual slavery.
During a reenactment of the Civil War Battle of Kirby Creek a sniper's bullet rips through an unsuspecting participant. The fatal shot was intended for Kenny Beeman - a Mississippi cop standing next to the victim - a grim discovery that compels the dead man's widow to enlist the aid of her former lover, news photographer John Rane. Armed with an accurate Sharps Civil War rifle and live ammunition, Rane must now join forces with Beeman in a bizarre world of pretend soldiers.
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.
Two decades ago a student was brutally attacked in her dorm room at a private women's college in upstate New York. Now history is repeating itself as Sue Barlow watches the body count mount among her classmates.
Assistant prosecutor Shannon Lynch has fallen for an ambitious politician whose idea of foreplay involves flirtation, caresses - and a confession of murder. Something about the Connecticut senator keeps her coming back - even while her office is trying to nail him for murdering his wife and her rich female lover. Her friends are trying to convince their boss, Rhode Island attorney general Vincent "the Pig" Piganno, not to fire her, but then Shannon lands at the scene of another murder - and this time she's a suspect.
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.
A bomb blast rips through the soccer stadium. Dozens lie dead; many more are injured. As he lies in a hospital bed, psychologist and profiler Dr. Tony Hill struggles to make sense of the fragments of information he manages to gather. Meanwhile, his customary ally, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan, is being pushed to the margins by intelligence services. It wouldn't be so bad if Tony and Carol could agree about who they're looking for. But both are at odds as they have never been before.
Detective Sam Currie, another man with a past, feels that his failure to prevent his son's death ended his marriage and cast a shadow over his life and career. He's directed his hatred towards the one man he sees as responsible, but he has other priorities right now--a killer is stalking the city, abducting girls and sending texts and emails to their families before he kills them. When magician Dave Lewis appears to connect both investigations, it's an opportunity Currie can't resist.
When a Customs and Revenues Officer on the brink of exposing a huge money-laundering outfit is murdered in Tenerife, D. J. Smith goes undercover as a PA for the suspect's company, a retailer of luxury homes and suspected front for darker purposes, and is put in charge of organizing excursions for prospective purchasers. But something doesn't seem to add up about some of them.
Convicted murderer and drug baron Yusuf Kaya has escaped from Istanbul prison, apparently with inside help. Ikmen investigates Kaya's contacts in Istanbul, while Inspector Suleyman heads to Kaya's home town of Mardin, in the south east of Turkey. As Ikmen delves deeper and the body count rises, Suleyman discovers that Kaya has another wife in Mardin, an American woman heavily guarded by members of the Kaya clan. It's not long before the two Inspectors are caught up in a terrifying web of arms and drug running, terrorism, blackmail and murder.
The first novel in the romantic suspense FBI series that is about a female cop, an FBI agent, and a whole world of trouble in between.
On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighbourhood and six lives were altered forever.Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.
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.
When a 13 year old boy, a sex slave of the brothel keeper Jericho Phillips, is found in the river with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination.
A string of troubled young women committing suicide is haunting the Twin Cities - but FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare has a hunch that these women didn't die by their own hand. Unfortunately, her best lead is an uncooperative psychiatrist, and when Bernadette uses her second sight, she will discover dark secrets in the doctor's past as complex as they are disturbing.
Professional cleaner Sky Taylor and her new beau, the town's police chief, are on their first dinner date when they're interrupted by a stampede of household pets running through the restaurant. Someone has murdered Dr. Gail Pilsner, Pigeon Cove's hugely popular veterinarian, releasing all the critters boarded at her clinic. Then when one of the singers in a vocal group, the La Dee Das, is murdered, Sky must uncover the link between the vet and the songbirds - before a killer finishes cleaning house.
Nameless is given an insurance case: a multi-millionaire rare books collector had reported the theft of eight volumes, worth a half million dollars. From a locked library. To which he has the only key. The books were all crime fiction and suspense - a locked room mystery about mysteries. If this were not enough, two brothers come to him after someone dug up the ashes of their late father and poured acid over them, then destroyed the headstone the same way, and left a sign warning that this was just the beginning.
In 1961 Professor Mikhal Lammeck, a specialist in the history and weaponry of assassins, comes to Havana. In Fidel Castro, he believes the world is witnessing that rarest anomaly: the man who can change history...and therefore "must be murdered." With a massive U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba looming, a trap has been set that not even Castro can beat. The players in this deadly assassination endgame include organized-crime figures, CIA agents, the Cuban underground, Castro's secret police, and a confused Marine sharpshooter. And, perhaps most unlikely of all, a distinguished history professor.
Young women widowed in Chechnya's bloody conflict with Russia are now willing suicide bombers. Room 59 wants an agent to go undercover as one of the Black Widows - and MI-6 operative Ajza Manaev enters a world where loyalties and the playing field are always shifting.
A crew of professional stickup men have spotted several lucrative opportunities during the Republican convention in St. Paul. If that weren't enough of a headache for Lucas Davenport, there's a psychotic who blames Davenport for putting him in a wheelchair and who has an eye on Davenport's adopted daughter. And then there's the right wing crazy with a sniper rifle who is roaming a town filled with high profile targets.
The best crime fiction from the genre's youth.
Mma Ramotswe's tiny white van has developed a disturbing noise. So Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, her mechanic husband, sells it and replaces it with a new vehicle -- one with no character. Her quest to recover it is only one of a number of her current concerns.
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. Recommended.
Kalahari game rangers stumble on the human corpse before the hyenas have finished -- the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enter Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department, an investigator whose personality and physique match his moniker, the Setswana word for hippopotamus - which is a seemingly docile beast, but one of the deadliest, and most persistent, on the continent.
When school psychologist Skye Denison stumbles over the body of pushy "Promfest" chairperson Annette Paine during a Halloween fundraiser, it looks like a clear-cut case of promicide. Annette was not the only prom mom desperate to see her daughter crowned queen. But she was also wearing the same witch costume as Skye, so which witch was the intended victim?
Late 1970s: criminal defense attorney Harrison J. Walker, better known as Jaywalker for his rebellious tactics, receives a call from a desperate mother whose son, Darren Kingston, has been arrested for raping five white women. A young, good-looking black man, Darren is positively identified by four of the victims as the fifth prepares to do the same. Everyone - from the prosecution to the community at large - sees this as an open-and-shut case with solid eyewitness testimony.
Though unapologetically a crook, Robert Rivers plots his heists to minimize all violence and collateral damage -- other than the financial kind. He's thinking of quitting when he and his trusty partner, Switch, score a payday that could end up costing them plenty. Inside a strongbox packed with greenbacks rests a disturbing photo of a beautiful young girl, eyes full of fear as naked as she is. It's an image that Rob can't shake, and it compels him to venture into the underbelly of a lethal landscape of sex slaves, sadistic psychopaths, and sawed-off shotguns, where honour is for fools and trust is for suckers, where very bad people do even worse things and nice guys don't finish at all. They just get finished off.
Crime writer Ethelred Tressider's ex-wife, Geraldine, vanishes close to his Sussex home. When the disappearance becomes a murder enquiry, the police quickly decide that Geraldine Tressider has been the victim of a local serial killer. Soon his agent, the indefatigable Elsie, bullies Ethelred into embarking upon his own investigation, but as their enquiries proceed, she begins to suspect that her client's own alibi is not as solid as he claims.
As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers.The death of a gangster in a spectacular car crash offers vital evidence implicating the Russian mafia in his investigation, but pitches Falcon into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.
When Lancelot is accused of murdering Queen Guenevere's father, she begs Merlin to prove his innocence. Though inclined to leave the faithless knight to his fate, Merlin risks his very life to find the truth at King Arthur's bidding.
From the author of the Edgar-winning SLOW MOTION RIOT. Atlantic City's Anthony Russo attempts to leave behind his Mafia roots by escaping into the professional boxing game. However his efforts are complicated by two revenge killings and his affair with a beautiful mud wrestler.
The Charmed Killer is on the loose in Atlanta and Carlotta Wren is caught up in the terror, especially when her body-moving side business brings her dangerously close to the action.
On a Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local hunt find the body of a well-dressed man whose head has been crushed. Detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper are called to investigate and become entangled in the violent world of hunting and hunt saboteurs, horse theft and a little-known sector of the meat trade. Fry follows the complex trail of the shady business interests of the murder victim while Cooper realizes that the answer to the case may lie deep in the past.
Game wardens have found a man dead at a mountain camp-strung up, gutted, and flayed as if he were the elk he'd been hunting. Is the murder the work of a deranged anti-hunting activist or of a lone psychopath with a personal vendetta? Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is the man to track the murderer and stop him before someone declares open season on humans.
Simon Darcourt posts on the internet real-time coverage of his killings of B-list celebrities. He gets his voyeuristic viewers to vote on whether his captives should be kept alive or not.
When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, Jack Taylor tells himself the list has nothing to do with him. A guard and then a judge die in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until a child is added to the list that Taylor determines to find the identity of the killer, and put a stop to the killings at any cost. What he doesn't know is that his relationship with the killer is far closer than he thinks, and that it's about to become deeply personal.
Just as Pete Avakian and Dr. Judy Rose are getting to know each other in Beijing, China has launched missiles at Taiwan and chaos erupts in the street. The long history of tension has erupted into war. Pete and Judy are confronted by a gang of hostile youths and an act of self-defense has them on the run from the Chinese police as they race towards the Mongolian border.
When Jack Reacher witnesses a suicide on a Manhattan subway he knows that there is more than meets the eye. Now he's in deep, trying to detonate a shocking secret for which both the feds and Al-Qaeda are willing to kill to keep from being revealed.
Jack McEnvoy, forced off the LA Times in budget cuts, decides to end his career with a knockout murder story, the biggest since the Poet. He focuses on a 16-year old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But the kid might actually be innocent. There may be a killer operating completely below police rader, with perfect knowledge of any move against him.
When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the forensic evidence is perfect - too perfect. But soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance - despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme's team realizes this "perfect" evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company - the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp - seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police.
A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas station restroom. When her body sets off radiation alarms in the pathologist's office, suspicion falls on the nearby Helios nuclear power plant. The most vulnerable part of Helios is its "moonpool" - the radioactive storage pond that cools spent but volatile reactor fuel, and must be kept completely full... As the FBI, local police, and the power plant's own security team investigate, ex-cop Cam Richter begins his own inquiries. What was this detective investigating - and how could she have been poisoned by radiation without others being exposed? Cam soon discovers an inside threat, a plan to use the plant's own systems to begin an unstoppable, disastrous sequence of events. And time is already running out.
When a teenaged girl is found murdered on "Mary Jane's Grave", an actual Ohio site long rumoured to be haunted, locals insist it's the ghost of Mary Jane out for revenge. But CeeCee is determined to find the real--human--killer.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". Her 15-year-old brother went to prison on her testimony. Now 25 years later a group has decided he's innocent and wants to get him released. Libby agrees, for a fee, to revisit and investigate the circumstances around those traumatic events.
Only two Nazi commandos survive the Battle of the Bulge to carry out Hitler's mission. One is the Brooklyn-born son of German parents and the other a charismatic sociopath from the ranks of the SS. In close pursuit is a veteran NYPD homicide detective turned military police investigator.
Lynley has walked away from his Scotland Yard job - and kept walking, spending weeks hiking the 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.
Ex-covert op Michael Westen new client is the helmsman for a yacht in the Hurricane Cup - a winner-take-all race financed by the super-rich and preceded by a week of high-stakes gambling, high-risk business, and high-class attitude. His client's family has been taken hostage to force him to throw the race.
Old town secrets are revealed as Jane Bunker's forays take her deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of deceptively idyllic Green Haven, Maine. Jane already knows that Green Haven is a small town with big secrets, but she never imagined one of them would hit so close to home.
Librarian Aurora Teagarden teams up with crime writer Robin Crusoe who is in town working on a movie based on the results of an investigation. Suddenly things go wrong, the body count begins to climb and Aurora must reprise her role as amateur sleuth.
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 ends in murder.
The cowpoke brothers, devotees of Sherlock Holmes, have landed themselves in hot water. First their friend Dr. Chan mysteriously takes a potshot at them, fatally wounding Big Red's new hat. The girl Big Red has been searching for shows up bearing bad news. And a group of hatchet wielding Chinese tong members are out for their blood. Before long, all sides are in a race to uncover the secret that could rock the city.
A blood stained Confederate flag and the beautiful woman carrying it put Gabriel Hunt on the trail of a secret hidden deep in the Central American jungle -- a secret that might just be the legendary Fountain of Youth.
Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction.
Brutally targeted by the "White Devil" serial killer, true-crime writer Matt Wells knows what it's like to look evil in the face and survive. He's rebuilt his life but with a disciple of his tormentor still at large, he has never stopped looking over his shoulder. When mystery writers start dying and his best friend is found murdered, Matt's paranoia appears well-founded. Now he must use all his resources to orchestrate the psychopath's end. As cryptic clues to the next victims mock him, it is chillingly clear that his dance with the devil has only just begun.
When Polly Pepper, the legendary superstar of television's golden age, lands the title role in a new musical, she finds herself starring in a real life murder mystery after the director turns up dead!
Rostnikov travels to Siberia to investigate a murder at a diamond mine, where he discovers an old secret...and an even older personal problem. His compatriots head to Kiev on a trail of smuggled diamonds and kidnapped guest workers...and what they discover leads them to a vast conspiracy that not only has international repercussions but threatens them on a very personal level.
Boston freelance reporter Tilda Harper writes articles about former stage and screen stars and where they have crash landed. Someone starts murdering the cast from the TV show "Kissing Cousins" and the actress who played Tilda's favourite character, Mercy, vanishes. Tilda must find her before a killer cancels her contract once and for all.
When Sherlock Holmes's son appears unexpectedly on their doorstep, Mary Russell knows that something is amiss. When the young man goes missing, the quest will take Russell and Holmes from the seedy underground of bohemian London to the fields of Scotland, where a horrifying ceremony must be stopped before it takes a life.
Peggy Lee joins her mother on a bone harvest expedition for the local historical society. She stumbles upon a perplexing mystery--how a fellow volunteer became a corpse with curiously red lips.
Jack Foley (from OUT OF SIGHT) is serving a 30 year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, where he meets Cundo Ray (from LABRAVA). The wealthy Cuban criminal arranges for Jack to be released and the two meet in Venice Bay, California.
To regain his identity as David Webb, Jason Bourne accepts an invitation from his mentor, Dominic Specter, to join the linguistics department at Georgetown University. But after Specter tells him about a group called the Black Legion, who are hell bent on attacking America - Bourne knows he has to help. Meanwhile, a battle is brewing inside the CIA and two Pentagon operatives plan to accomplish what the CIA could never do - hunt down Jason Bourne and destroy him. With his life hanging by the thinnest of threads, Bourne must decide whether to save his nation, or himself.
Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites--eyes gouged out and sockets burned. DS Logan McRae is assigned to the investigaton, codenamed Operation Oedipus, but with victims too scared to talk, the investigation is going nowhere fast.
Nothing makes Charlotte Adams happier than freeing people from clutter. Her free time has been taken up solving fatally untidy cases. A woman has hired her to organize a coworker's hopelessly cluttered desk. When the miss behind the mess goes missing, workplace tempers rise.
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.
On a beautiful summer afternoon, four-year-old Scott Henderson walked onto a jetty over a lake in Black Ridge, WA, and never came back. His father's world changed horribly and irrevocably that day. Now, three years later, John's fragile new life is shaken once again when he receives an e-mail from a stranger claiming to know the truth. Against his better judgment, John returns to Black Ridge, unwittingly unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that threatens to destroy what remains of everything he once held dear.
Inspector Benedict Devlin investigates a series of gruesome murders on the Irish borderlands. After a young woman is found beaten to death, Devlin's enquiries centre on a local body-builder, but then a born-again ex-con is found nailed to a tree.
Antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn did not expect her online purchase of a 17th century rosewood linen to place her in federal custody, accused of trafficking in illegal ivory. Then insult is heaped on her injury when she's forced to turn to her lawyer-snake ex, Buford, to spring her.
Faith's catering business has been slow, so she takes over the cafe at Aleford's Ganley Art Museum. Life at the museum doesn't stay calm for long and Faith is soon enmeshed in the Ganley's murky past and present as she struggles to make connections among apparently disparate items, including a Jane Doe corpse that turns up as an unintended part of an art installation.
Miami defense attorney C. J. Dunn's client, head of security for an influential U.S. congressman, was the last person seen with a beautiful model who has gone missing. Her search to find an alibi for her client reveals that there are connections in the case to people with whom she is involved.
Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last-ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs, and 10-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever - until Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit. But just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. And survival may be the least of their concerns.
This is the story of the career of a very wealthy financier and the mysterious circumstances of his death, cast against the backdrop of WWI and Europe's first great age of espionage, the evolution of high-stakes international finance and the beginning of the twentieth century's arms race.
Thomas Flynn's relationship with his son has reached an uneasy equilibrium during the decade following Chris's release from prison. Now a burglary threatens to pull Chris back into a world of violence and treachery and to destroy that uneasy peace between father and son.
Non-mystery. Two families are locked in a rivalry that will last for generations as Shanghai is invaded by opium traders and Christian missionaries.
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. Recommended.
Joseph Koster, along with a beautiful engineer, Savita Sajan, must race to decode Benjamin Franklin's journal before it falls into the hands of invisible foes. There is a secret here, both protected and sought by ancient conspiracies, that could unlock the doorway to Heaven - or open the portals of Hell.
A murderer has already killed two women at the Bath and Tennis Club. Sherri Travis is there, tending bar, listening to stories, sorting through suspects, as Hurricane Myrna bears down on Florida.
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.
Two classic Nero Wolfe mysteries in one volume.
In the pretty and tranquil market town of Kirkluce, the proposed development of a chain superstore has divided the population in an increasingly bitter feud. The low-level aggression of bored youth that is generally tolerated has become sinister. The bloodied carcass of a sheep abandoned in the streets is more than just unpleasant vandalism, and teenage bikers have begun terrorizing a woman to the breaking point. When an old man is brutally gunned down on his doorstep and a second victim is killed in what seems a random shooting, the fear in the town becomes tangible. Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless.
Mara Coyne is hired by Republican kingmaker Richard Tobias to find and retrieve a centuries-old map stolen from an archaeological dig he is sponsoring in China. But as Mara begins her investigation, she uncovers the shocking truth: The map is more valuable than anyone has ever imagined, and her client's motives are more sinister than she suspected.
On the surface, Annie Powers's life in a wealthy Florida suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and -- demons she can't fully recall. A highly dissociative state has allowed her to forget the tragic and violent episodes of her earlier life, before she changed her name and started over under her husband's loving and protective eye.
In the Superior Club's complaint department, Helen Hawthorne has to deal with the rich and spoiled. Then her deadbeat ex-husband sails back into her life aboard the yacht of his new lady - known as the "Black Widow" because of her string of dead spouses. When Helen's ex goes missing, she fears the Black Widow may have struck again. Helen's barely begun digging when a club patron is found with his membership permanently expired. Now Helen must find her ex and get to the truth - without getting clubbed herself.
In the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Dectective Ray Lennox of Edinburgh PB has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He is placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami. Lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal magazine toting fiancee, and coke happy locals who lead him back to old habits and leave him in the care of a child. Is he really in the right shape to be knight errant to a terrified ten year old girl?
His name is JJ - and he's the best hit man money can buy. His only rule: never get emotionally involved. He breaks the rule when a hit goes down in a Moscow hotel and JJ lets a beautiful young woman walk away carrying her clothes and a package. Now there's a contract out on JJ as the predator finds himself the prey. So how can a hit man outsmart a hit man? All he knows for sure is that the CIA, Brits, and at least two Russian crime lords are involved. Moving from Europe to the States, JJ must stay one step ahead of his enemies as he fights to expose a dangerous conspiracy - and live to kill another day.
When cancer patient Delia Chandler is murdered in her own home and drained of all her blood, Inspector Hazel Micallef, acting chief of the Port Dundas police, is called in to investigate. It's her first homicide in almost three years. And it isn't long before Micallef realizes that someone is killing the terminally ill, and not for mercy's sake.
Stone Barrington is hired to protect a former intelligence agent with a penchant for antique furniture - and a bad case of amnesia. And what he's forgotten, some will kill for.
When their daughter Heather disappears on a holiday in Cornwall, the loss is more than their marriage can bear for Ruth and Simon Graham. Ruth builds a new life for herself, a new husband, Andrew, even a second daughter, Beatrice. Then history repeats itself, and a desperate phone call launches D.I. Will Grayson and his partner, D.S. Helen Walker, into an investigation which will test their professional and emotional resources to the very limit.
When a detective agency next door goes bust, the agency's clients start asking the owner of No Alibis, a mystery bookshop in Belfast, to solve their cases. Then, with Alison, the girl in the shop across the road, he drunkenly breaks into the shuttered shop next door. There they discover the bloated corpse of the detective, with a hundred air freshening pine trees hanging from him. Suddenly their lives are in terrible danger as they follow a murder trail which leads them from small time publishing, to modern dance, Nazi concentration camps, and serial killers.
Biography. Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Lawrence Block, has always lived a rich, full life which has created enough fodder and inspiration for more than 60 books. Through the lens of his adventures walking - in 24 hour races, all over New York City, across Spain, and just about everywhere imaginable - Block shares the story of his life's trials and tribulations in prose that enables the reader to walk a mile in his shoes.
Carlotta Wren's world is crumbling beneath her well-shod feet. One of her closest friends has been arrested as the Charmed Killer, but Carlotta refuses to believe it. And to prove her friend's innocence, Carlotta goes against her boyfriend Peter's wishes and resumes her after hours body moving duties.
Former president Kevin Martindale and retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan, now military contractors, have taken over doing aerial patrols in northern Iraq as the US downsizes its forces. However Kurdish nationalist attacks provoke Turkey into invading. When McLanahan decides to take the fight to the Turks, the new American president must find a way to reign him in.
When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, PI Jack Taylor is sickened, but tells himself the list has nothing to do with him. A guard and then a judge die in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until a child is added to the list that Taylor determines to find the identity of the killer, and put a stop to the killings at any cost.
Indiana college student Chelsea Hart's wild evening with affluent young party boys in an elite Manhattan club was the most exhilarating and glamorous night of her life. It was also her last. Now NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher's obsessive hunt for the co-ed's killer -- the only chance to save the next victim -- is placing her directly in the sights of a psychopath.
Dave Robicheaux, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell head for the rugged Montana mountains to do some fishing but get drawn into a twisted and dangerous mystery when two college students are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where they are staying. Recommended.
American novelist Denton is an outsider in Edwardian London. But when an unexpected visit from a madman raving about Jack the Ripper is followed by the discovery of a prostitute's horribly mutilated corpse, Denton is plunged into the dark heart of a society where privilege hides unspeakable horrors.
Chick Best - a middle-aged, selfabsorbed, disaffected, California dot.com millionaire, experiences unrequited love at first sight when he observes Paige Ellis emerging from a hotel swimming pool in Maui. His obsession isn't diminished when he learns that she is happily married. Instead, he befriends Paige and her near-perfect husband, Chandler. A short time later, back from Hawaii, Chick's obsession compels him to drive to Paige's house, where he runs down and kills Chandler in a drugstore parking lot. But this is just the beginning of Chick's nightmare.
Candy shop owner Abby Shaw is enjoying her sweet life until her friend is suspected of killing an actor. Now Abby is determined to clear her name before her newfound happiness is totally fudged.
Mike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their son Adam, who has become moody and withdrawn since his friend's suicide. The software they install on his computer exposes every website visited, every e-mail and instant message sent or received. But each keystroke draws them deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all.
DA Lamont sends Garano to Watertown to "come up with a drama," and she thinks she knows just the case that will serve. Garano is very skeptical, because he knows that Watertown is also the home base for a loose association of municipal police departments called the FRONT, set up in order that they don't have to be so dependent on the state-much to Lamont's anger. He senses a much deeper agenda here-but he has no idea just how deep it goes.
In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal, and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder.
Tabloids and fans are stunned when daytime soap opera star Alexis Peterson leaves her show. She's too busy with her new job as presenter at the Daytime Emmy Awards to even notice. But when a co-presenter goes missing on award night, Alexis is determined to find who is killing Hollywood's biggest and brightest before another burns out.
Sophie's sister Hannah is getting married. When the groom's ex-wife is found hanging from a tree, the Domestic Diva fears her sister is about to wed a killer.
March 1312 and England is divided. Edward II is in conflict with his barons over royal favourite Gaveston, and Queen Isabella is momentously pregnant with the first union of Plantagenet and Capetian blood. Meanwhile, rebel Robert Bruce prowls the Scottish border. Mathilde of Westminster senses a challenge for the throne is imminent. When the great Earls step up their campaign, the King and Queen are forced to flee. With threats all around, the royal party can only despair when one of their camp is murdered. Will Mathilde be able to find the perpetrator before the King loses control of the throne?
Complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten. For this book you will need: Sunglasses, insect repellant, a flotation device, suntan lotion, cheez-doodles, extra-large towel, fire extinguisher, baseball bat, lip balm, monkey leash, sixty three pieces of chewing gum, and one canister of oxygen (don't ask). Hey, it's a Stephanie Plum novel!
43 years after Fleming wrote his last Bond, the world's most iconic spy returns in a Cold War story spanning the world's exotic locations. By invitation of the Fleming estate to mark the centenary of his birth, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks picks up where Fleming left off.
Charlie Noble, former coast-guard-officer-turned-marine-PI, is back. When boating friends Marvin and Angela Baynes come to him with a horrifying discovery--the body of an unidentified young woman impaled on the flukes of their boat anchor -- he enlists a friend, Raven, a Native American salvage diver. Together, the pair plunge beneath the waters of Puget Sound to seek out any clues about the identity of the dead woman and how she wound up there. But they find more bodies instead--all young, all female, all Hispanic.
What do you do when your husband dies in a horrific car accident -- and you learn that another woman was by his side. What grieving widow Ellie Falkner does is to find out exactly who that woman was and what she was doing in her husband's car. But is she ready for what she learns?
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.
A string of high-profile murder-suicides has San Francisco more rattled than the string of recent earthquakes. Hired by the SFPD to shed light on the victims' lives, forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett makes a shocking discovery: all the suicides belonged to a group of A-listers with lots of money and plenty to hide. And soon Jo finds herself trapped in a nightmare from her past when she gets invited to join the club...
Monk throws Natalie for a loop by announcing that he wants to visit the sewers of Paris. The historic underground maze of pipes and tunnels is famous for making the City of Light sanitary, and to Monk, that is worth paying tribute to. The only problem is that their explorations lead them to another hidden world below the Parisian streets: the catacombs, filled with aging skulls and bones. Monk's sharp eye catches sight of one skull thatas not so old-and that shows evidence of murder-pulling them into a case more twisted than the catacombs themselves.
John Ceepak is confronted with his most personal case yet when he must investigate the alleged suicide of a military corporal who recently returned from Iraq. When it turns out that this "locked stall" rest stop suicide is anything but an open-and-shut case, Ceepak and his partner, Danny Boyle realize that the corporal might have been privvy to information that opens up a much larger conspiracy that strikes at the heart of the US involvement in the Middle East.
Lizzie Martin, lady's companion, has been sent from London to the New Forest to comfort a woman whose baby has tragically died. A sad enough task, but things take an even darker turn when a rat-catcher is found murdered in the garden, and the young woman is found beside the body, crying and covered in blood. Not knowing where else to turn, Lizzie calls upon her friend, Inspector Ben Ross from Scotland Yard.
Southern gal Sarah Booth Delaney decides to take a shot at stardom. She aces the screen test for a racy remake of the movie "Body Heat" alongside leading man Graf Miliau. Thrilled as Sarah is, her dream come true comes at a price: she must leave behind her family's ancestral home in Mississippi, her closest friends, and the possibility of settling down with her longtime love to film on location in Costa Rica. And it's not long before rivalries flare, mysterious accidents occur, and this leading lady finds herself in some steamy tabloids without turning up in a single frame of film.
Jin Li runs one dangerous little operation. Manhattan corporations hire her for a simple but delicate task to destroy the reams of highly classified documents they produce each day. She has been funneling their secrets to her brother, Chen, in shanghai, and together they've been gaming the international markets and making a pile of cash. When someone uncovers the scheme, two of Jin Li's workers die a grisly death, and Jin is on the run. Her brother gets Jin's old flame Ray Grant to track her down. He'll have to comb every strata of New York to find her. Recommended.
Molly Pink's crochet group has a new mystery on their hands when they find a paper bag that contains a note that speaks of remorse, a diary entry of the sorrow of parting, and a complicted piece of filet crochet that offers an obscure clue in pictures. Things get even more complicated when they find a talented crocheter murdered by a box of poisoned marzipan apples.
Haley's passion for fashion outpaces the limit on her credit card, forcing her to take a job at Holt's, a mid-market department store. When her boss is murdered, security tapes reveal she was the only person in the stockroom before, during and after the murder. Her quest to clear herself of suspicion will take her out the door into the gritty streets of L.A.'s Garment District.
A dwindling bank account convinces private eye Ed 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.
The body of a Vietnamese woman dumped along the Wyoming interstate opens a baffling case for Sheriff Longmire, whose only suspect is a Crow Indian with a troubled past. But things get even stranger when a photograph turns up in the victim's purse that ties her murder to one from Longmire's past-a case he tackled as a Marine Corps investigator forty years earlier in Vietnam.
Life is pretty good for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest homicides, and Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals she ever arrested, is finally out of the picture. But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop...and they turn downright ugly when Jack discovers Kork may not be so dead after all.
Dating correspondent Wollie Shelley finds herself caught up in the aftermath of the murder of soap opera producer David Zetrakis. She had dated him at one point and her friend Joey has emerged as the media's prime suspect. A hot-tempered celebrity who had dated Zetrakis and was fired from his show some years ago, Joey has inherited a million-dollar Klimt from him. Wolley finds, through her contacts, many more potential suspects - until Joey is implicated in a second death and takes off.
Once an orphaned farm boy in his native Sicily, Michael made millions by mastering the intricate world of high finance, and is now the fabulously wealthy owner of Las Vegas' The Seven Sins, the grandest and most extravagant casino in the world. When an enemy from the past threatens to undermine everything he has built, his dark history must now be uncovered.
Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomvist is hired to investigate the forty year old disappearance of Harriet Vanger from a secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. Her uncle Henrik is convinced she was murdered. Mikael finds himself in over his head and hires the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander. Together the two unravel a dark and appalling family history. Recommended.
A murder at the British Museum sends Lang Reilly racing across the globe in search of a previously unknown Gospel -- while a mysterious organization will stop at nothing to prevent him.
The new thriller from the author of GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now....What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero?
Henrietta "Harry" Martinez lost her investment banker father, Sal, at a young age. He taught her everything she knows about risks and calculating odds. Sal made a bad gamble when he went into business with the Prophet, an anonymous trader who has Sal jailed for fraud. With no money and little time, Harry must track down Sal's crooked partners. Now from the London Stock Exchange to the casinos of the Bahamas, the chase is on.
Sequel to THE EIGHT. Colorado, 2003: Alexandra Solarin discovers that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne's service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again. Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D.C.
Security specialist Jersey Barnes goes undercover to help root out a terrorist threat - only to learn that another more sinister plot is in the works. And things aren't any more relaxing at home, either. Just as she starts to explore a steamy relationship with her hunky pub manager, Ox, his ex-wife flies in from California to reclaim him.
On death row, serial killer Kenneth Lee Grubb has six days to live. His last request is an interview with reporter Alex Chapa. Amidst Grubb's taunts and boasts lies the horrific claim that someone is carefully repeating his past crimes. When nine people suddenly turn up dead, Alex realizes Grubb is telling the truth. The copycat killer is setting his sights on "Red" or Annie Sykes, the only survivor of Grubb's bloodlust fifteen years ago.
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.
A family is slaughtered in rural Tennessee. Two goth teens stand accused of the murder and it's up to prosecutor Joe Dillard to convict them. But a young woman named Natasha, who apparently inspired the slaying is walking around free because the boys are afraid to implicate her. Now Joe must risk everything -- including the safety of his own family -- to bring a guilty woman to justice.
Dr. Jonathan Ransom, world-class mountaineer and surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his beautiful wife, Emma, when a blizzard sets in. In their bid to escape the storm, Emma is killed when she falls into a hidden crevasse. Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a remote railway station only to find himself in a life-and-death struggle for his wife's possessions. In the aftermath of the assault, he discovers that his attackers - one dead, the other mortally wounded - were, in fact, Swiss police officers.
The priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lips-and falls over dead. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide. A search of the victim's sparsely furnished room reveals little - except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo-and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that 'Father Flores' may not have been the man his parishioners had thought.
A dozen stories, including a new Inspector Banks.
A successful set and costume designer is found dead, hanging from a tree near the River Swain. Alan Banks is in London with his new girlfriend, so the case falls to Annie Cabot. Why would he, with a well-reviewed production of Othello currently running, fall into such despair he'd take his own life? Recommended.
The best and grittiest neo-noir suspense fiction of 2008--compliled in a riveting anthology of short stories from the award-winning Webzine thuglit.com. Joe Lansdale, Marcus Sakey, Scott Wolven, Jason Starr and more.
Sigma Force battles a group of rogue scientists who have unleashed a bioengineering project that could bring about the extinction of mankind.
Kelly's spring project is rehabbing an alpaca ranch. Someone has different ideas for keeping her busy. Slashed tires, cracked windshields, the House of Lambspun Knitting shop trashed and a woman found drowned in a tub of dye keep Kelly suspecting that there's more to it. She must pick the stitches of these crimes before the killer strikes again.
Entrepreneur Tucker Sinclair is adding 'chocolatier' to her resume. Surrounded by sugar, her dream job turns into a nightmare when the cleaning woman is found dead in the fridge of her chocolate shop. Is there a homicidal chocoholic on the loose? Tucker is on the case and looking for sweet revenge...
Ever since Bree Winston Beaufort inherited Savannah's haunted law firm Beaufort & Company along with its less than angelic staff, money has been tight. She is finally going to tackle a case that pays the bills. She is representing a spoiled girl who stole someone's Girl Scout cookie money and discovers that her millionaire father needs help too.
A bar bouncer needs $10,000 to buy into a horse racing syndicate and will stop at nothing to get it -- not robbery, not even murder...
Darren and Alex were best friends when they were kids. But now Darren has become murderously insane. He's determined to have his old pal Alex team up with him on a killing spree -- and he won't take no for an answer.
In the four years since her husband's death, midwife Sarah Brandt, has become an angel of mercy in the tenements of turn of the century New York City. Now Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt. The shocking revelation he discovers may destroy Sarah and Malloy's hopes for any future with her.
March 1934. Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her celebrated play "Richard of Bordeaux," But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride, and Tey quickly finds herself plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any of those in her own works.
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.
Surfer/PI Boone Daniels is obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted back when he was on the San Diego police force. Now, when he can't say no to a gorgeous, bossy lawyer who wants his help investigating an insurance scam, he's unexpectedly staring at a chance to make some amends--and take some revenge--for Rain's disappearance.