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China Bayles happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help. The evidence leaves no doubt that it is arson homicide. An intern-reporter at the local paper is assigned to cover the story and disappears. China is determined to find her, before she becomes headlines herself.
Brandy Borne is pretty sure her "charmingly eccentric" (aka "off her meds") mother, Vivian, didn't kill that viperous mousy-haired busybody Connie Grimes. But there's the small matter of her guilty plea. While Mother blithely adapts to life behind bars by organizing a jailhouse theater troupe, seven-months-pregnant Brandy and her intrepid shih tzu, Sushi, trundle into a morass of fake antiques and faux collectibles.
Back to work at her antique shop, Enchantments, Maggie's broken leg makes helping customers a lame proposition-but that doesn't mean the rest of her life is slowing down. She decides it is finallly time to get a new apartment, but Maggie's new dream home turns into a nightmare when the apartment manager is found dead before she can even sign the lease. And Maggie finds herself not only searching for a new home-but for a frightfully clever killer...
A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast, convinced that a witch doing the devil's work is to blame, a young woman believed to have second sight. Soon the witch hunt escalates out of control. But help is at hand. The bright and perceptive Ottilia, once a lady's companion and now bride to Lord Francis Ganshawe, rapidly uncovers a raft of suspects with grudges against the dead man, one of whom is determined to incriminate the "witch".
Will Robie is a contract hitman who works for the US government. Something about his latest job doesn't seem right to him, and he refuses to kill. Now on the run from his employer he crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. The more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up.
Connecticut building contractor Glen Garber investigates after his wife and two others die in a car accident. He begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind the closed doors.
Dr. Bill Brockton and his team make a grisly find near a Florida juvenile detention facility - a cluster of shallow graves containing the bones of teenage boys, all of whom suffered violent deaths.
Claire Freemont, a librarian and the newest member of the Good Buy Girls, starts acting utterly strange. When Maggie goes to visit her the next day at the library, she finds the body of a very dead man. Turns out the man is someone from Claire's past. As the handsome new sheriff zeroes in on Claire, it's up to Maggie and the rest of the Good Buy Girls to use their bargain-hunting skills to hunt a killer-while making sure they don't pay too much in the process...
Police Officer Helen Weeks is taken hostage. The crazed hostage taker is forcing DI Thorne to re-investigate his son's death.While Helen fights to stay alive and the body count rises, Thorne must race against time to bring the killer to justice.
The bitter rivalry between two employees of antique collecting television shows heats up when they come to Hemlock Falls to have it out in a cooking contest. And it's a good thing that inn owners Meg and Sarah Quilliam are experts at appraising motives for murder when one of them keels over on camera...
On a sweltering summer afternoon, Dublin newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell is found with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. Quirk, investigating, finds Jewell's wife indifferent to the death, but Dannie, Jewell's high-strung sister, is devastated. And Dannie has turned to David Sinclair, Quirke's ambitious assistant in the pathology lab, for help. Moreover, Sinclair has been seeing Quirke's fractious daughter Phoebe, and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two.
When human remains are found beneath the floorboards of one of its beach huts, the affluent seaside resort of Smalting is awash with suspicion and fear. The suspicions of amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and best friend Jude fall on attractive Philly Rose, a young Londoner newly arrived in the area, whose boyfriend has recently vanished in mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Kelvin Southwest, self-appointed 'ladies' man' and caretaker of Smalting's beach huts, seems to be hiding a dark secret beneath his smooth exterior, while Reginald Flowers, pompous President of the Smalting Beach Hut Association, becomes increasingly defensive about his own history.
It starts when Harry's dear friend Miranda Hogendobber takes her on a leisurely drive that ends in a narrow drainage ditch. The chaos continues when the Very Reverend Herbert Jones's Chevy pick-up also abruptly goes kaput. But these vehicular mishaps are nothing compared to the much more distressing state of a mechanic discovered by Harry in a local repair shop, his head's been bashed in.
When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Sheriff Hackberry Holland and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, learn that the desert contains a multitude of criminals, including serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins. Hack is led to Anton Ling, a mysterious Chinese woman whose steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty compel him to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds.
Chief Inspector Anna Cameron is a woman with everything to lose. Her life is finally back on track, but the mistakes she made in the past are about to come back to haunt her. When a body is discovered in a Glasgow canal, the death proves to have an unexpected link to something Anna wants desperately to forget. As Glasgow pulses with the threat of terrorist attack and growing civil discontent, she realizes everything she holds dear is under threat.
Sweet Briar is chosen for the setting of a new movie, and everyone is hoping to be cast as an extra. Lucky Tori Sinclair lands the gig. But fame has its price, as the town learns when the film's leading actress is found murdered. When suspicion falls on a member of the sewing circle, Tori must catch the killer to keep the tight-knit group from coming apart at the seams.
Though it's a chilly October in Timber Ridge, North Carolina, Eleanor Swift is warm and cozy in A Slice of Delight, her scrumptious pizzeria. But she feels a shiver when snooty Judson Sizemore blows into town to open an upper-crust competitor. Worse, he has the nerve to get murdered right after he's seen causing a ruckus in Eleanor's restaurant. Now she and her saucy sister, Maddie, are the prime suspects.
For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion-including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual murder when a stranger is shot-and nobody knows who the victim is, or how Molly's antique gun came to be used as the murder weapon.Then Lizzie begins finding mysterious manuscript chapters in her mailbox.
Carter Crossing, Mississippi, 1997. A young woman is dead and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control.
When a total stranger offers Edna Frawley a hefty sum to sell her beach house, the incorrigible octogenarian jumps at the chance. Learning that the resulting garage sale features items left behind when the actress Cleo Paradise rented the house, Edna's daughter asks old friend Nora Reilly to check up on Edna. Nora and Regan attempt to learn why Cleo left so suddenly and left so many belongings behind.
When the decaying body of a murdered woman is discovered, DI Wesley Peterson has problems establishing her true identity. But meanwhile the naked bodies of two teenagers have been found with shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff.
For the crew of the New Strand Theatre, the play "The Two Murderers" seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theater owner's son. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor.
A ruby necklace worth four million dollars appears to have been stolen, and its owners, Monica and Eleanor Levert - twin heirs of a wealthy Natchez clan - seem a bit too anxious to get their hands on the insurance money. It sounds a tad suspicious to Sarah Booth, who's been asked to file a report, but she can't be sure someone's committing fraud - or any other crime, for that matter - until one of the sisters is kidnapped.
Annie Darling and her adoring PI husband Max search for the truth behind a shocking "suicide" that rocks the idyllic (if somewhat homicide-prone) island of Broward's Rock.
Annie Darling has a conflict between a book signing at her mystery bookstore and her shift at the local charity shop. She gets fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt to handle her shift. The signing goes well, but Gretchen calls Annie multiple times, leaving voice mails about scandalous news she's dying to share. When Annie heads over to Better Tomorrow after the signing, she finds Gretchen dead on the floor, an axe by her side.
After taking the blame for a death, Michael leaves his brother and the orphanage known as the Iron House, to become a mob enforcer. When he discovers love, he tries to escape the life he's made on the streets by returning to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House.
After the political fallout from the Inquisitor serial slayings in New York, forensic pathologist Edward Jenner has lost his state medical license and takes a job as a medical examiner in a rural Florida county. But then two corpses are pulled from a sunken car -- followed by four more bodies hanging in the Everglades -- and Jenner's investigation is turning up grim traces of a nightmarish conspiracy.
When Rink is ambushed by a team of highly skilled killers, Joe Hunter is pretty sure his firend is being used as bait. Joe has to go 'off radar' to rescue his friend. The deadly game of cat and mouse culminates on the rusty hulk of a container ship used by human traffickers and moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe's ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage.
Mike Wingate, raised in foster care, is finally content - he's happily married with a precocious 8-year-old daughter, and his construction company is about to finish a "green" housing development. But then shady characters begin threatening Mike and, when he reports them, the police seem more interested in Mike's murky past than in protecting him. Mike turns to Shep, a dangerous man - and Mike's only true friend - from his childhood days in foster care.
The victim of a grisly murder in a New York bookstore has been marked with a message for Detective Callum Doyle. Then phone calls come, and more deaths, and the pressure mounts for Doyle to find a link.
A man lies at the deep end of a swimming pool, his neck broken and his bones shattered. An organized crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads. Then a vicous knifeman is targeting the gay population in Edinburgh. Skinner's personal life takes a similar, perilous twist. Can he stay on the side of the angels or will he fall?
As a teenager, Catherine Ling came under the tutelage of Chang - a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she became one of the CIA's most effective operatives. When her old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about.
Saving animals and solving murders seem to go paw-in-paw for shelter manager and amateur sleuth Lauren Vancouver. But this time she is mixed up in a murder that may close a much-needed new shelter. Lauren will have to keep herself and her critters safe from an unleashed killer.
The body of a man is found hanging from a tree outside of Linkoping, Sweden. Superintendent Malin Fors, a young mother plagued by personal tragedies, is assigned to the case. Together with colleagues from Linkoping's Violent Crime Squad, she must find the man's identity.
After a faceless killer known only as 'the Palestinian' murders the head of Egypt's State Internal Security in a Cairo cafe, the CIA turns to a former Company operative code-named Scorpion. Scorpion's manhunt for the mastermind leads him from the Middle East to the dangerous underworld of the capitals of Europe.
What started as a group of kids filming their drug-fueled party ends in an explosive light show, leaving the victims apparently electrocuted, with odd scorch marks being the only evidence. While Special Agent Maggie O'Dell tries to make sense of the different stories, she realizes that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated.
September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich hosts a gathering of high-ranking Party members to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. A young adjutant on Heydrich's staff is murdered. Heydrich orders Bernie Gunther back into police work, and to solve the murder.
Mary Russell is undercover with a silent film crew travelling to Morocco to shoot a film based on "The Pirates of Penzance". The studio hired real pirates for versimilitude, and now all the ingredients for trouble are in place: a derelict boat, a film crew with secrets, ominous currents between the pirates, decks awash with budding romance - and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering only to their dangerous outlaw leader. Plus, there's a spy on board.
Someone is smashing the windows of moving buses on the M6 line, while racial hatred between preteens on the M10 threatens to erupt into all-out war. The murder of transit cop Casey's co-worker Jasmine Birch escalates the hostilities, and the staff begin to suspect one another. The situation grows even more serious when gunshots threaten children's lives. And Casey soon discovers there was more to Jasmine's life than anyone previously knew. Did Jasmine know her killer, or is someone else lurking in the dark?
Mike Zetterburg lives with his wife Ylva and his daughter in a house just outside Helsingborg. One evening Ylva isn't home as expected after work. As Mike battles suspicion from the police and his own despair, he is unaware that Ylva is still alive, just a stone throw away from his own home, drawn into a twisted plot of revenge and tragedy.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on an island. Amid the wreckage they discover the body of a teenage girl--she'd been bound and tortured before she died. Nearby, they also find a baby boy, still alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.
Erica Falck attempts to learn why her mother saved an old Nazi medal. The only person in the small Swedish town of Fjallbacka who might know, a retired history teacher, is evasive and, two days later, found brutally murdered. She turns to her mother's wartime diary to find who is prepared to kill ruthlessly to protect old secrets.
Four months after a man disappears on his way to work in Fjallbacka he is found murdered, frozen beneath the ice. Then it emerges that one of the dead man's friends has been receiving anonymous death threats. And when yet another man is found murdered Patrik Hedstrom realizes there is a connection between the killings, which leads them into the dead men's past.
[Vancouver author]. Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise - quick, efficient, low risk - works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them: the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback.
After the crew of a yacht, including the Prime Minister's god-daughter, is kidnapped by Somali pirates, MI5 operative Dan Shepherd goes undercover onto a container ship that he knows will be targeted by the pirates. However, while he is on the ship, his family is vulnerable to an attack by the Real IRA, which is hunting him.
Although she's taken an interest in Irish embroidery, Marcy Singer can't help but abandon her needlecraft when handsome local brewer Todd finds himself accused of murder. Both Todd and his friend Blake's fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and neither is talking about what happened. Marcy is determined to stitch together some luck from more than a few four-leaf clovers and prove that the culprit was someone else.
Cole Blackwater, working with a Vancouver Sun reporter and a street nurse, discovers that homeless people have been disappearing near where a Downtown Eastside hotel is scheduled for demolition. As they venture into the dark corners of the city's underworld, and into political corruption at City Hall, they find themselves in the middle of a dangerous cabal of city officials, high-ranking cops, condo developers, and crime bosses.
Late one night, Brunetti is called away from dinner to investigate the death of a widow. Though there are some signs of a struggle, the medical examiner rules that she died of a heart attack. But Brunetti can't shake the feeling that something or someone may have triggered her heart attack, that perhaps the woman was threatened. Conversations with family, friends, and acquaintances do little to satisfy Brunetti's nagging curiosity. With the help of Inspector Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra, perhaps Brunetti can get to the truth and find some measure of justice.
Brunetti has trouble identifying a man fished dead out of a canal. An autopsy shows the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe stores, and winds up on the mainland in Mestre, outside of his usual sphere. They finally make a tentative connection with animal rights and meat consumption.
The victim she tried to protect is dead. Her lover - no, her ex-lover - is defending the accused killer. For domestic violence prosecutor Anna Curtis, all of her cases are important but this one is personal. This time, nothing will stop her from bringing the defendant to justice. Unless he kills her first.
Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But tainted stage makeup inflicts third degree burns on her face. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage. As Diamond digs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced to confront his own mysterious and deep-seated theatre phobia to find the killer.
Authors Lutz and Hayward composed this novel in alternating chapters. Unfortunately they disagreed on how their novel should unfold. As the body count rises in a wildly unpredictable fictional world, so too does the rivalry between the two (revealed in increasingly tense email exchanges - included in the novel), inadvertently creating a literary brawl like no other.
A mother-daughter singing sensation are through to the semifinals of the TV smash-hit "Britain's Next Big Star" when the ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet. And the kidnappers haven't left DS Logan McRae and his team a single piece of forensic evidence.
Though Maggie Hope graduated at the top of her college class, her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street, where Churchill is now Prime Minister. Her abilities quickly make her indispensable. Her access to the War Rooms also exposes Maggie to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to do whatever it takes to change the course of history.
Hakan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer and father-in-law of Wallander's daughter, disappears during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. Before long, Wallander is interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he has no intention of keeping, telling lies when it suits him, paying little attention to normal procedure - and getting results. But the results point to elaborate Cold War espionage activities that grow more confounding the more he uncovers.
Convicted serial killer Clarence Little has escaped from death row in Oregon, and attorney Brad Miller receives threatening messages in D.C., where he is working for Senator Jack Carson, a high-ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Ruby Jones has moved to Delhi to pursue her dreams of becoming an international news journalist. But when the body of Stephen Newby, her flatmate and best friend, is pulled from the Yamuna River - and the mystery around his death becomes more and more mysterious - she puts her investigative instincts to good use as she tries to uncover who is responsible. Ruby's questions take her deeper and deeper into the world of Indian policing - and into the heart of a yoga ashram. She discovers that the yoga world isn't always the calm, spiritual place advertised, but that beneath the breathing exercises and dog poses lies something sinister - something that she's certain points to dark, hidden secrets that could have huge repercussions for all involved if discovered.
Savannah and her fiance, Dirk, take it in stride when their planned wedding hall is damaged by a major brush fire. They chuckle at their bad fortune when location number two disappears under a massive mudslide. Hey, what the heck? It's southern California. But on the morning of the thrice-planned nuptials, their wedding planner is killed. And Savannah and Dirk are starting to wonder if marital bliss is in the cards for them. Who has time to cut a cake or go on a honeymoon? They have a cold-blooded murder to solve.
At his father's funeral, defense attorney Alex Miller meets a wealthy and mysterious family friend who requests his representation in a high-profile criminal investigation of an alleged brokerage scam that has cost investors hundreds of millions of dollars. The shocking facts of the case propel Alex to unscrupulous depths in a desperate search for the truth, forcing him to confront a past defined by deception and a future in jeopardy.
As celebrations for Obama's victory draw to an end in Harlem, an elderly Russian woman is found dead in her apartment. An ex-girlfriend draws Artie Cohen into the centre of a violent debate between city developers and an older generation of Harlem tenants.
U.S. defense intelligence operative Kate Molares follows a suspicious international money trail, uncovering the plan of a suave, handsome Middle Eastern hedge fund mogul to wreck the West by bringing the global economy to its knees. Kate's mission takes her from the defense intelligence command center on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. to the oil-fueled economy of Caracas, Venezuela; from the Beaux-Arts buildings of Old Havana in Cuba to a hedge fund king's magnificent back-country estate in Greenwich, Connecticut; from the United Nations to the site of a deadly Islamic conspiracy in the Iberian Peninsula.
Megan Keeler disappeared to escape from her sadistic husband, Glenn. When dismembered body parts were found near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder. And Megan, terrified for her unborn child's safety, never came forward with the truth. But now her new life with her son Josh in Seattle is endangered. There are anonymous emails and threats just as she learns that Glenn has been released from prison. Then the unthinkable happens when a masked man breaks into their home and abducts Josh.
On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. Investigating, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard, a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill and the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead girl come to light, it's Spenser-with Sixkill at his side-who must put things right.
NYPD detective Jack Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have become victims of the same sadistic killers. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson. Every killing is preceded by a postcard to the local newspaper--and Kanon and Larsen think they know where the next victims will be.
The body of a vagrant is discovered in a ditch in County Tipperary. Knox, a young Irish policeman with divided loyalties, is told that the landowner wants the case dealt with swiftly and quietly. However, when Knox examines the corpse, he realizes that this supposed vagrant was wearing a Savile Row suit. Three months earlier, Detective Inspector Pyke was investigating a kidnapping in Wales. The crime seems to be linked to a group of rebels, but Pyke soon suspects the case is not as clear cut as it seems.
The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant prepared to divulge details of a potentially devastating international plot against the British government. He was knifed by an assassin moments before Thomas Pitt arrived for a rendezvous, and those details go with him into death.
Thomas Pitt, now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch, hears rumours of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line - on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin. Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman at the end of a romantic career as a revolutionary spy, is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets that can kill. And a beautiful young Croatian woman, married to a British power broker, hoards her own mysteries.
The first book in The County Guides to Murder series--detective novels set in 1930s England. The books are an odyssey through England and its history and in each county, the protagonists--Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley--solve a murder. The first book is set in Norfolk. The murder is in the vicarage. There are 39 books--and 39 murders--to follow.
Faced with a struggling practice, a pregnant wife, and a sister in trouble, Robert Principe needs money. Fast. Desperate, he approaches his wiseguy cousin Jackie with an insurance scheme - a way for the Mob to collect from guys who owe but can't pay, and a chance for Robert to use his law degree to make a few quick bucks when he needs it most. What he thinks will be a one-time thing works too well. The money flows, the violence escalates, and Robert soon learns that getting out of a deal with the Mafia isn't exactly easy...especially when the FBI is onto you.
Plunged into an underworld of illegal immigrant communities, detectives Jack Carrigan and Geneva Miller investigate the brutal rape and murder of a young Ugandan student. They discover that the murdered girl's studies at London College may have threatened to reveal things that some people would go to any lengths to keep secret.
Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for an organized crime gang. To stop him the government snatches a west coast crime boss' right-hand man and sends a federal agent undercover in the man's place. His assignment: pose as a buyer of counterfeit bills and try to get the engraver out. Which works fine - until he crosses paths with someone who knows the man he replaced...
Precious Ramotswe is called in to tackle a disciplinary problem at a local school. Meanwhile, her trusted assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss, a problem that may test even Precious Ramotswe's formidable talents. Finally, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi meet an old mentor for the first time, when the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of their personal manual, Principles of Private Investigation, arrives in Botswana on a case.
After caring for his mother in her last days, Alex has gone off round the world - with no plan other than to travel and maybe recapture some of his lost youth. Beginning his travels in Indonesia, the idea of finding himself sounds appealing...but soon, he finds himself in real trouble. It starts with a bus crash on a terrifying mountain road. Lucky to escape with his life, Alex loses everything else - even his identity.
At Miller's Kill Community Center, five veterans gather to work on adjusting to life after war. Reverend Clare Fergusson has returned from Iraq with a head full of bad memories she is using alcohol to wipe out. Dr. George Stillman is denying that the head wound he received has left him with something worse than migraines. Tally McNabb has brought home a secret--a fatal one. Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne just wants Clare to settle down and get married--to him. He rules Tally's death a suicide and Clare sides with the other vets against him. Clare's unorthodox investigation will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny Adirondack town to the upper ranks of the Army.
As the White House's organic gardener, Casey Calhoun is up to her elbows in dirt. But when someone starts tampering with the Presidential vegetable garden, embarrassing the First lady-and a hard-nosed investigative reporter is found dead, Casey realizes that the next thing buried in the dirt might just be her...
THE DAMSEL begins directly after the Parker novel THE HANDLE, Following a wounded Grofield and his damsel on a scenic, action packed road trip from Mexico City to Acapulco.
THE DAME finds Grofield in Puerto Rico protecting a rich, demanding woman in her isolated jungle villa, and reluctantly assuming the role of detective.
The third Grofield novel, THE BLACKBIRD shares its first chapter with SLAYGROUND after a traumatic car crash, Parker eludes the police, but Grofield gets caught. Lying injured in the hospital, Grofield is visited by G-Men who offer him an alternative to jail, and he finds himself forced into a deadly situation involving international criminals and a political conspiracy.
When quilter Jillian Hart returns to her lake house in Mercy, South Carolina, she discovers her friend, Tom, is missing, and his estranged half-brother has moved into Tom's house. Jillian doesn't trust the guy, especially since he allowed Tom's diabetic cat to escape. When the police officers find Tom's wrecked car with a dead stranger inside, Jillian is determined to find out what happened to Tom before someone else turns up dead.
When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the San Pedro Harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor. Their paths will cross with other Wambaugh characters: the surfer cops known as "Flotsam and Jetsam," aspiring actor "Hollywood Nate" Weiss, young Britney Small, along with new members of the midwatch.
In the small coastal town of Silver Bay Oregon artist Stef discovers that Dale Oliver - the latest husband/paramour in a very long line - is trying to sell her work behind her back. She puts a stop to it. Shortly thereafter, Stef dies in an accident in her studio, and Dale shows up with a signed contract granting him the right to sell her work. Convinced that Stef was murdered in order to steal her artwork, Marie and Van - grandmother and granddaughter - decide to do whatever is necessary to see that Dale doesn't get away with any of it.
Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden - sellers of fruit and vegetables on the streets of London - Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are deeply skeptical about the cause of his death. Maisie Dobbs' inquiries lead her to a callous press baron; a has-been politician named Winston Churchill, lingering in the hinterlands of power; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla.
When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protege, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - -he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes...and plan new ones. From Manhattan's mahogany-paneled law offices to its modern penthouse lofts and dimly lit nightclubs, the trail of entrapment and murder leads to a shocking act that no one could ever have anticipated.
Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself...
It's a dream for a "Vampire Chef" - cater the high-profile wedding of a 200-year-old vampire and a wealthy witch. So why did celebrity chef Oscar Simmons walk away from the gig? Charlotte agrees to take his place, even though she knows this event, thrown by power-hungry vampires and witches, could make (or break) her career, her restaurant, and her life. But when Simmons turns up dead, the groom's family starts vanishing, and the police start asking pointed questions, Charlotte fears she may have picked the wrong wedding to stake her reputation on.
When the local humane society rescinds its no-kill policy Meg finds her living room filled with dozens of animals - cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a stunningly foul-mouthed macaw, brought there by her kind-hearted father and grandfather. But the volunteer who was to transport the animals to new homes has been murdered. Was it the victim's tangled love life that drove someone to murder? Or the dark secrets behind local politics?
Lori Shepherd helps a new arrival to Finch, a world-famous artist named Amelia Thistle, learn about one of Amelia's ancestors, Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch. Lori hunts through Finch's darkest and most secret corners, all the while dodging nosy neighbors and Amelia's frantic fans. With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori inches closer to the true story of Mistress Meg-and Amelia.
Northeast Mississippi, hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home-but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead-a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder.
When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan, left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston, asks Spenser to look into her mother's murder, he's not completely convinced by her claim that the police investigation four years ago was botched. Mattie believes the man convicted of the crime is innocent and points Spenser to the Southie toughs who she saw carrying her mother away hours before her murder.
Suzanne Hart's mother is dead-set on replacing April Springs' current mayor...and what better way for Momma to drum up support than by luring in voters with Suzanne's drop-dead-delicious donuts? But when Momma's opponent is brutally murdered, the odds of winning are suddenly, and "suspiciously," in their favour.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan, discredited by a fraudulent report, cannot prove that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. Zachariah Simon has the look of a scholar, the soul of a scoundrel, and the zeal of a fanatic. He also has Tom Sagan's estranged daughter at his mercy. Simon desperately wants something only Sagan can supply: the key to a 500-year-old mystery, a treasure with explosive political significance in the modern world.
Jerry Mitchell's submarine is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitive information on Iran's nuclear weapons program. However, the mini-sub sent in to shore suffers a battery fire, forcing the survivors - four SEALs and LCDR Mitchell - to scuttle their disabled craft and swim for shore. There they find the two Iranians waiting for them, but are prevented from returning to the submarine by heavy Iranian patrol boat activity. Then agents of Iran's secret police, VEVAK, show up.
The night after Jo and Zack have dinner with Zack's colleague Margot and one of his law firm's biggest clients, the developer Leland Hunter, Jo and Zack's house is blown up. They're at the lake with daughter Taylor and their dogs, but the house is destroyed. And that is only the first of several terrible incidents. It isn't long before Joanne is witness to events far more distressing than even a destroyed home. She begins to understand what it's like to live in a world where she can count on nothing.
A number of known prostitutes - with scores of high profile clients - are turning up dead all over D.C. Is this the work of a depraved killer? Or the result of an inside job? Lucy Kin caid's investigation will take her into an underground network of prostitutes, the chambers of the country's most powerful players, and her own dark past to confront an unknown enemy who is always one step ahead of her.
A general office manager is murdered and for once, the case does not go to Inspector Witherspoon. Someone from Mrs. Jeffries past shows up begging for help and she must act to stop a terrible miscarriage of justice.
A crippling recession results in an incapacitated National Guard, and the loss of public safety budgets. Entire communities of armed citizens band together for survival and mutual protection. Then a group calling themselves the Knights of the True Republic ambush a SWAT team and steal radioactive materials. The Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) attempt to protect their fellow countrymen. But then the homegrown terrorists detonate a dirty bomb in Reno.
From coast to coast, the US is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American-but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annhiliation of America. Special Agent Jericho Quinn may not be able to stop it. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, Quinn's name is on the list.
The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club pits Nikki Heat against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. Her pursuit of the truth leaves her disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who is not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.
When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Katie's Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few of her Aunt Lucy's spells, Katie stirs up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer.
When a fragile peace breaks down between Pakistan and India, it is decided that Dewey Andreas be sent to infiltrate the live war theatre and remove the Pakistani president from power. Now all the White House has to do is find him...before time runs out.
It's 1962, and Twentieth Century Fox is threatening to fire Marilyn Monroe. The blond goddess hires Nate Heller, private eye to the stars, to tap her phone so she will have a record of their calls in case they take her to court. Not long after Heller signs on, Marilyn winds up dead of a convenient overdose. Now, as Heller investigates all possible people - famous, infamous, or deeply cloaked - who might be responsible for Marilyn's death, he realizes that what has become his most challenging assignment may also be the end of him.
Mickey Haller, fallen on tough times, expands his business into foreclosure defense -- only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty.
Crime reporter Jimm Juree is forced to follow her family (which includes a mother who might be drifting mentally; a grandfather - a retired cop - who rarely talks; a younger brother obsessed with body-building, and a transgendered, former beauty pageant queen, former older brother) to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand. She's convinced her career is over until a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies, one of them wearing a hat, is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer's field. Then an abbot at a local Buddhist temple is viciously murdered, with the temple's monk and nun the only suspects.
Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe. A reluctant hero, Gaius Vinius Clodianus is hand-picked for high rank in the Praetorian Guard, a brave man striving for decency in a world of corruption and deceit. Flavia Lucilla, tending the privileged women at court, hears the intimate secrets of a ruler who plays with the lives of his subjects as if he were indeed a careless god. In the dark shadow of Domitian's reign, Clodianus and Lucilla play out their own complex tale of resilience, friendship and love. Unwilling witnesses to Domitian's descent into insanity, these ordinary people must choose between their sworn duty to protect the Emperor and an act of courage that will change the future of Rome.
Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist known as the Lion, has returned to America to make good on threats and take care of unfinished business. The Lion is a killing machine once again loose in America with a mission of revenge, and John Corey will stop at nothing to achieve his own goal--to find and kill Khalil.
Mall cop E.J. Ferris is catching customers who forgot to pay. This is a big change of pace from life in the military. With half of the security cameras sabotaged and a dead teenager found just outside the entrance to the mall, E.J. has to catch the killer or get put on lay-away for good.
Sunny Coolidge left her New York City newspaper job to take care of her ailing father in small-town Maine. There, she investigates the murder of a local cat lady, whose missing lottery ticket is worth millions. With her own feline friend, Shadow, she will try to shed some light on the killer's dark motives.
A year after the devastating murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane reconnects with beautiful Barclay Reid, opposing counsel in his most prominent case, at a black-tie dinner. Barclay is suffering from her own personal tragedy - the drug overdose death of her teenage daughter. In the aftermath, she has begun an intense crusade against the Russian traffickers she holds responsible. She and Sloane grow closer, but when a drug dealer turns up dead and Barclay stands accused of murder, Sloane once again finds himself in harm's way.
Medical examiner Samantha Owens is asked by an old boyfriend's mother to come to Washington DC and do a second autopsy on her son. She discovers that, supposedly the victim of a carjacking, Eddie Donovan was murdered. Reading his notes she is led to a series of brutal crimes stretching from Afghanistan to the US capital.
Supposedly a weather monitoring installation, TESLA can actually control the weather...and Greg Simpson, TESLA's designer, isn't about to give up that control to anyone. His removal triggers planetary cataclysms: massive storms, earthquakes, and tsunamis are just the tip of the iceberg. Unless Tess and the equally brilliant Nik Forde can crack TESLA's programming, Mother Nature's fury will quickly turn the Earth into a lifeless husk.
Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is called to Harlem where a woman has been decapitated and set on fire on the steps of a Baptist church. When a second body is found at a cathedral in Little Italy, Alex is drawn into New York City's serpentine religious history.
The Memory Festival is a celebration of recollections and loved ones through crafts. But when a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for "her" loved ones, especially her police chief husband. Benni is determined to make her hometown safe before their peaceful street fair becomes a day to remember in the worst way.
When the victim of a violent gang rape accuses five premier sportsmen of being her attackers, she has no idea that her suffering has only just begun. It's a scandal that rocked a nation of sports fans. But, in spite of a huge amount of evidence, no one seems to believe the girl. So when Dr. Anya Crichton, with her forensic and sexual assault expertise, is asked to get involved, albeit on behalf of the team's managers, she knows she can't say no.
The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was 19: his girlfriend failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned, and Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years later while working as a cop, Frank receives a phone call about a found suitcase belonging to his ex-girlfriend. He embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.
A lost Nazi bunker in Germany contains a dreadful secret. Marine archeologist Jack Howard returns to the lost island of Atlantis to answer the question about its priests that has plaqued him. He discovers a link between the 1930 Himmler Ahnenerbe and the Nazi Department of Cultural Heritage and Atlantis. Fearing the Reich has left concealed devices of evil, Jack must uncover the truth before the wrong move triggers unimaginable destruction.
13 years ago surgeon Edward Hammond performed a life saving operation on a Serbian gangster, Dragan Gazi, who now stands trial for war crimes in the international court in The Hague. After his life was saved, Gazi's men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars. If Hammond would like this secret to be kept secret, then he will have to find -- for Gazi's family -- the Italian financier who holds the key to all the money Gazi squirreled away before he was locked up.
Jonathan Kellaway, about to retire from china clay conglomerate Intercontinental Kaolins, is sent to Cornwall to locate documents needed for an official company history. But the search is a voyage into dangerous waters. A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Kellaway's youth in Cornwall and Italy in the late 1960s come back to haunt him -- and to tempt him with the hope that he may at last learn the truth about the tragedies and misfortunes that blighted those years.
Summit, New Jersey's Police Chief Randy Disher finds himself acting as mayor after city leaders are arrested for fraud. When a wave of robberies hits the already chaotic city, he calls on Monk to clean up the mess.
Detective Inspector Lorimer's worst nightmare is a serial killer loose in his city. But two serial killers operating at once in Glasgow is a nightmare come to life. Is there any link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the backstreets of the city and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen? Lorimer is never one to jump to conclusions, but something about these cases just doesn't add up.
When Chester Morton disappeared, his mother paid for a billoard overlooking the local community college, put out fliers, hounded the police. Then, 12 years later, Chester's body is finally found - hanging from the very billboard that has been advertising his disappearance. Chester's corpse, however, is fresh - meaning that he had been alive, somewhere, until very recently. The local police turn to former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian for help.
When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920's Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it is love at first sight. She and her sister have left the Hoosier on the porch to clean it up. In the morning they find a strange man who was struck on the head with a part of the cabinet. Does his death have anything to do with the Hoosier?
Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore and her cousin Kyla are on a "dream" tour of Egypt when things take a nightmarish turn: one of their fellow travelers, Millie Owens, takes a fatal fall off one of the Pyramids. And that's only the first leg of the trip. From the jovial doctor haggling for trinkets he doesn't want to the mysterious imposter wearing someone else's clothing to the attractive stranger traveling alone, this group of tourists is carrying more than one kind of baggage.
Eleven months after discovering a brutal double murder in a sleepy Northumbrian town, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the case. Then the brutal killing of a man on Newcastle's Quayside gives Daniels another chance to get it right, and her first case as Senior Investigating Officer. When Daniels recognises the corpse, but fails to disclose the fact, her personal life swerves dangerously into her professional life.
Fashionista Haley Randolph is hit with a curse from an irate customer at Holt's department store. When things start to go really wrong, Haley transfers to the new store near Las Vegas-and promptly finds the body of Courtney Collins, an old classmate, sprawled across the floor of the menswear department. Now Haley is suspect #1. Everyone knows Haley was once jealous of Courtney, and Courtney was about to launch a spectacular line of designer bags. And, well, there weren't any witnesses when Haley actually found the body.
Over 30 new short stories from the UK's leading crime writers. This perennially outstanding collection - four-time winner of the Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards - embraces the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing.
Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris and the Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists- permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.
It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-antiticipated annual autumn ball. Then, on the eve of the ball, a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered.
Carly Chase is involved in a 3-car traffic accident that kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she learns from Detective Superintendent Roy Grace that the drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. The student had deadly connections to an organized crime group and someone has sworn revenge and won't rest until the final person involved in that fateful accident is dead.
Seattle PI J. P. Beaumont uncovers a crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens. The crime's effect becomes a firestorm when it reaches into the halls of state government.
1326. The Bardi family, bankers who have funded King Edward II, must look to their future with Queen Isabella, steering a careful course between rival factions - if, that is, they can keep themselves alive. Others, too, find their loyalties torn. Guarding the deposed King on behalf of Mortimer, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and bailiff Simon Puttock find themselves entangled in a tightening net of conspiracy, greed, betrayal, and murder.
Raynaud Shade, an adopted Crow Indian rumored to be one of the country's most dangerous sociopaths, has just confessed to murdering a boy ten years ago and burying him deep within the Bighorn Mountains. Walt is asked to transport Shade through a blizzard to the site, but what begins as a typical criminal transport turns personal when the veteran lawman learns that he knows the dead boy's family.
Walt and old friend Henry Standing Bear are on the Cheyenne Reservation when they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's majestic cliffs. It's not Walt's turf, but the newly appointed tribal police chief and Iraqi war veteran, the beautiful Lolo Long, shanghais him into helping with the investigation.
The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant - and curious - is a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade's insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex's shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last.
It's been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the local artists' co-op is on the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all night helping her friends move their creations to the safety of the upstairs studio. The artwork survives, but when controversial mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the co-op basement, Kathleen questions whether the death was accidental. After she discovers the artist was using an assumed name, she realizes she can't actually assume anything about him. With the help of handsome detective Marcus Gordon - and her cats' extraordinary powers of detection - it's up to Kathleen to unmask a killer.
Ian Baringer has never fully recovered from losing his parents in a horrific accident. Despite the help of Angela Weber, the brilliant psychologist who loves him, he's in the grip of an obsession. He must know for certain if the soul survives death. And incredibly, he's found a way. But trespassing the afterlife unleashes a disastrous chain of events.
Channel 3's news director sends TV reporter Riley Spartz on a dog rescue story sure to win over Minneapolis-St. Paul's viewers. But when the Twin City's latest murder victim is someone from Riley's past, she can't stay away. Kate Warner was her college roommate's sister, and the killer's signature - a chalk outline of a winged angel - links him to a string of homicides across the Midwest. Unearthing his agenda leads Riley to the legendary Black Angel statue in an Iowa cemetery.
Twenty years ago, fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong witnessed her father shoot down the cultlike leader of a separatist church. Now, that man's son, Malcolm Arno, has become head of a militia movement bent on unleashing chaos and anarchy across the country. And Caitlin, searching for the kidnapped son of her sometime lover, former outlaw Cort Wesley Masters, follows the trail straight to Malcolm Arno's fortified Texas compound.
The Minister for Defence is blown to smithereens in his car on a lonely road in the Brecon Beacons, where he has a weekend hideaway. DI Ned Bale's investigation turned up one fingerprint on one tiny fragment of the explosive timing device: the fingerprint of Ned Bale's closest ally in the Force, dog handler Kate Baker. But how on earth could her fingerprint be on a terrorist's bomb. Far away on bomb disposal duty in Afghanistan, Kate has to be questioned.
She was living the life she always wanted and was about to marry a wealthy banker. After he is arrested for the vicious killing of a nightclub owner, Charlotte's future is shattered. Then she opens her door to Keisha, an angry and frustrated stranger with a story to tell.
32-year old Rosie O'Doyle Keefe can handle working in New York City's World War II shipyards, until her foreman winds up dead, right after she rebuffed his 'requirements' for a promotion. Rosie discovers that everyone who knew the foreman had good reasons to kill him off. She also finds that she has a surprise ally in the darkly handsome police lieutenant Jack Riordan. But Jack also has to produce a viable suspect for his captain in five days-even if it has to be Rosie.
Lemmer's first law: Don't get involved. He breaks his first law whem Emma le Roux pleads with him to track two rare black rhinos. Bad decision. Lemmer is beaten, deceived, and his weapon is stolen with his fingerprints on it. They should have killed him. Now Lemmer is on a mission that will begin a trail of violence that will run the length and breadth of Africa and touch many lives.
Barcelona detective Pepe Carvalho's radical past catches up with him when construction magnate Stuart Pedrell - a patron of artists and activists - is found stabbed to death at a construction site in Barcelona after going missing for a year. Carvalho is hired by Pedrell's wife to find out what happened. The jaded former communist must travel through circles of the old anti-Franco left wing on the trail of the killer.
Jacquot's name has appeared in connection with an unsolved murder in Paris. What does he know about a dead cop called Gilles Barsin? And just how friendly was he with Jean-Louis Lombard, a notorious dockland villain also known as The Seahorse?
South Lake Tahoe Defense attorney Nina Reilly is certain that there is a con at work when the millionaire owner of a Tahoe ski resort receives a letter purportedly from his fugitive son in extradition-free Brazil, demanding his share of the profits. Then two local women are brutally murdered, and Nina begins to question their links to her new client.
Faith becomes ensnared in the tale her houseguest spins, a bizarre account of an unsolved crime dating back to the Great Depression. Now the caterer-turned-sleuth is hooked, determined to solve a mystery more than eight decades old - while at the same time trying to clear the name of her husband, Reverend Thomas Fairchild, who has been falsely accused of pilfering the church's discretionary fund.
After the President's son and daughter are abducted, Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.
When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, the now-pregnant Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims.
Things are quiet at the Springfields Home for the Elderly until Gus's ex-wife shows up looking for a place to hide. Jewels are missing and there is evidence of foul play. It looks like another job for Ivy and her team of amateur sleuths.
A major inquiry into a neighbouring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist.
A series of high-profile shootings by a lone sniper leaves Glasgow terrorized and police photographer Tony Winter - a man with a tragic hidden past - mystified. Who is behind the executions of some of the most notorious drug lords in the city? As more shootings occur, including those of police officers, the authorities realize they have a vigilante on their hands. Meanwhile, Tony investigates a link between the victims and a schoolboy who has been badly beaten.
Gabriel Crowther's family bought the Gretas' land long ago, and has suffered its own bloody history. His brother was hanged for murdering their father, the Baron of Keswick, and Crowther has chosen comfortable seclusion and anonymity over estate and title for thirty years. The call of mystery brings him home at last.
Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell, is lead undercover security officer for theme park Wilsonville, the world's largest. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse. Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way.
A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. And Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. In 1985, when he was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear. It wasn't just the bodies that were buried, it was the truth.
Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn't seem to fit. Until it does. And where it leads Lucas will take him into the darkest nightmare of his life.
Former war correspondent Jack Hatfield, smeared as a bigot and extremist by a radical leftist media-watchdog group, is now an obscure freelance news producer in San Francisco. There he is on a ride-along with the SFPD bomb squad when a seemingly routine carjacking turns deadly. When police find several pounds of military-grade explosives in the jacked car - and the FBI urges Hatfield to look the other way - he knows he's onto his next, big story.
Sex-addicted LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detective Hayden Glass, infatuated with a woman he finds on a website, is led to San Francisco and into a web of corruption and crime. Glass's search for this woman leads him to a massive sex slave trade, run by the Russian mafia and protected by a group of powerful and corrupt San Francisco cops. Glass gets co-opted by the FBI to aid in their investigation...but his presence is doing much more harm than good.
An unpublished Mike Hammer novel from the 40s, completed by Max Allan Collins. When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.
After intelligence suggests that an attack is being prepared by an alliance of Middle Eastern, South American and North Korean operatives, CIA agent Jordan Sandor and a small strike force penetrate North Korea to learn more. Then when two nuclear-armed submarines enter US waters during a hurricane Sandor begins assembling a team of SEALs.
Annie O'Sullivan, a thirty-two year old realtor, is abducted during an open house. Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of a psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape - her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
Magician Peter Warlock amazes audiences every night at his private theater in New York. But this is just a cover: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. He has foreseen that an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. Rushing to prevent this tragedy he discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.
Months after a brutal double homicide shocks the city, sensational newspaper headlines herald the arrest of Felix Acevedo, a shy Bronx teenager who confessed to the horrific crimes. But in the district attorney's office, Butch Karp is seething. An ambitious young assistant DA cut corners to indict the kid. Now, damned by a coerced confession, Acevedo sits in jail while a vicious killer stalks the city. Karp's wife, Marlene, hits the streets for clues and finds herself in the center of a dangerous race against a drug-addicted psychopath and a disgruntled police detective who will lie, withhold evidence, and kill to be the last man standing.
With the help of a charitable lady of means, midwife Sarah Brandt rescues a young woman and her newborn from the brothel where the mother was forced to prostitute herself. But their success comes at a high price when their benefactor is found murdered. Though the brothel's madam is immediately considered a suspect, Sarah and Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate, uncovering some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity-and the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save.
If a local biker war isn't enough--7 shrink-wrapped corpses found buried between the barns on a nearby farm--Detective Superindent MacNeice receives a desperate phone call from his old friend, the mayor of Dundurn. Dredging is nearly completed on the ambitious waterfront project the mayor hopes will revive his mini rust belt of a city, but the whole thing may be about to come off the rails: the dredgers have turned up 6 more bodies at the bottom of the lake, and 2 of them, encased in concrete, are fairly fresh. The mayor wants MacNeice to fix things, discreetly and fast. The trouble is there is another "visionary" on the loose in Dundurn, a serial killer who wants to rid the city of high-achieving young women of colour.
After reaching out to help an abused and frightened young woman, Bess Crawford discovers that no good deed ever goes unpunished. The good Samaritan nurse finds herself falsely accused of murder.
AD 664: Sister Fidelma's old teacher, Brother Ruadan, lies dying in the abbey of Bobium. Her dying teacher's last words sent her off on her most dangerous adventure, where murder follows murder and a vicious civil war threatens.
Adamsberg travels to London, where a routine conference draws him into a disturbing investigation. Just outside the baroque and romantic old Highgate cemetery a pile of shoes is found. Not so strange in itself, but the shoes contain severed feet. Adamsberg and Danglard are drawn in to a trail of vampires and vampire-hunters that leads them all the way to Serbia, a place where the old certainties no longer apply.
Helen Hawthorne and her new hubby Phil have opened their own P.I. agency and their very first client is Shelby, who thinks her husband is developing a killer body for another woman. To keep track of the suspected cheater, Helen gets a dead-end job at Fantastic Fitness, where she has to pump iron to stay employed. Then the budding agency takes on a murder case, and Helen has to move her workouts to the early morning just to keep up. With so much weight on her aching shoulders, will Helen catch a killer-or just drop dead from exhaustion?
Either you kill the bull, or the bull kills you -- traditional proverb. Chief Inspector Max Camara hates bullfighting but one hot afternoon in Valencia he has to replace his boss, judging a festival corrida that stars Spain's most famous young matador. That night, he is summoned back to the bullring where the young matador's dead body now lies, naked and mutilated.
Based on real events. Moving from the political battlefields of Washington, D.C. and CIA Headquarters to the dusty streets of Peshawar, Lahore, and Abbottabad Pakistan, and the rough Afghan interior, the Middle East and Western Europe: a fly-on-the-wall account of the drama and decisions that ultimately led elements of SEAL team 6 to the anonymous Abbottabad compound when Bin Laden met his fate.
1840: a murderer strikes London, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair in their mouths to resemble a beak, leading the press to christen him the Man of Crows. 19 year old Catherine Sorgeiul becomes obsessed with the crimes, and as she devours the news discovers she can channel the voices of the dead - and comes to believe she will eventually channel the Man of Crows. As the murders continue Catherine realizes she has put herself in the centre of a deadly trap of sexual obsession, deceit and betrayal.
Ex-Army Ranger Quinn Colson is the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his tough-as-nails deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. And when the two cases collide, Quinn and his allies are forced to realize that, though they may be home from the war, they are now in the fight of their lives.
Special Agent Ren Bryce must solve a kidnapping. Mark and Jenna Whaley were granted overnight access to Laurie, Mark's 11 year old daughter from a previous marriage. But they return from dinner in the hotel to find both Laurie and her 16 year old babysitter Shelby missing.
After quickstepping through her first murder investigation, champion dancer Stacy Graysin is looking forward to slowing down the tempo. When Corinne Blakely, the grand dame of American ballroom dancing is poisoned at a luncheon, Stacy is spun into another investigation.
Two early Block novels unavailable for 50 years and now published under his own name for the first time.
National sewing champion Darlene Coddlefield has come to Willow Vanderling's embroidery shop to be presented with a top of the line sewing and embroidery machine. Darlene is found dead under her sewing table and Willow sets out to uncover the truth.
One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building's darkened parking lot. Within twenty-four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper's first murder - a letter that calls out Lacey by name.
As moorland fires sweep across the Peak District national park, firefighters and rangers work to protect a remote inn, once a famous landmark but now abandoned and boarded up. The blaze is just one in a series of random acts of arson -- and once the flames have died, a grim surprise awaits DS Cooper and DI Fry: a body, dead for years.
Claire Weatherly has fled her high-stress lifestyle for one with a slower pace in Heavenly,Pennsylvania. She has only planned a short visit but instead opens an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures. Claire loves her new shop and is making friends in the Amish community, including Esther, a young Amish women who works in her shop. When the former owner of the store is murdered, Esther's boyfriend becomes a suspect. Claire feels she has to help Detective Jakob Fisher find the killer.
25-year-old Zack Kashian has a biking accident on the Boston streets and lapses into a coma. When he suddenly snaps awake months later muttering the Lord's Prayer in the original Aramaic, he garners the attention of the media, religious fantatics and a small group of neuroscientists conducting secret research into near-death experiences. But dark forces also take an interest in "Miracle Man" Zack. To some, near death experiences are blasphemous deceptions by Satan himself and they will stop at nothing to disrupt the experiments.
A series of murders draws investigator Bernadette Callahan into the path of a serial killer. Religious historian Sebastian LaLaurie knows that the crimes are more than the work of a psycopath. He knows the hellfire of a coming apocalypse is imminent.
As Britain prepares to hand its colony over to China, Royal Hong Kong Police Chief Inspector Chan Siu-Kai is called to the harbour at the South China Sea where three heads are floating in the water. The rest of the remains are found at the bottom of a commercial meat grinder in an abandoned warehouse. Confronted with a case of triple homicide, the determined half-Chinese half-Irish policeman has to find out why the coast guard and an outside agency are opposed to his investigation.
Sequel to BONES. With the help of her husband, Frank, and a good therapist, Irene's recovered from the debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder that haunted her after her near-fatal encounter with notorious serial killer Nick Parrish. Then she learns that Parrish, once thought permanently paralyzed by the injuries he sustained fleeing recapture, is walking again. And the rumor among the Moths, Parrish's online fan club, is that he's coming after Irene. Then a young woman's body turns up in the trunk of a car near her home--naked, frozen solid, and decorated from head to toe in elaborately painted moths.
When a body is found on the outskirts of Halifax, rumors run wild about the victim's identity. But tattoo artist Kenzie Sloane knows exactly who she is. They share a tattoo, and a decade-old secret. Lawyer Kate Lange remembers Kenzie Sloane. The former wild child was part of the same crowd that attracted her little sister, Imogen, before her death. Now Kenzie needs her help. And Kate needs answers. But there are others who know about the tattoo and its history. And one of them is watching Kenzie's every move, waiting for the perfect moment to fulfill a dark promise that had been inked in her skin.
The day after a storm, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she's gone, the yacht's crew reports finding a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is a luxury vessel with a somewhat shady crew. Both boats will have to stay in Vigata until the investigation is over and, based on information from the woman, Montalbano begins to think the occupants of the yacht might know more about the man's death than they're letting on.
Before Parisian Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier and her husband, distinguished food critic Alexandre de Huguelet, even arrive at her uncle's 16th-century chateau, a fatal hunting accident has upset their idyllic destination. What is meant to be a peaceful bon voyage to the countryside--rustic picnics, dinners en plein air, and of course, a sip or two of Calvados--quickly sours as more 'accidents' befall the guests.
Roanoke, Virginia is home to some of the country's most exquisite gardens and it is Camellia Haris's job to promote them. The world famous photographer Jean-Jacques George is going to shoot for a national magazine, but when he turns up dead, Cam discovers there is no good way to spin murder.
Canadian author. Retired Army ranger John Holliday and his friend Eddie travel to Cuba in search of Eddie's mysteriously vanished brother. They find themselves desperately trying to stop a shocking plot by a secret Templar cabal. The conspiracy tightens the dying Castro regime in an iron grip and Holliday must find Eddie's brother before it is too late and before the secret horror in the Valley of Death is revealed.
DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court. Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation. Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.
It is with mixed feelings that former crime reporter Jimm Juree greets the news that a head has washed up on the beach near her family's rundown 'holiday camp' at the southern end of Thailand on the Gulf of Siam. It's tragic, of course, but this could be the sort of sensational murder that would get a her byline in a major daily and keep her toehold on her journalism career. Now all she has to do is find out who was murdered, and why.
Retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman is the newest member of the Village Quilters Guild in Dapple Hills, North Carolina. Beatrice is enjoying the lush fabrics, beautiful designs, and friendly faces. It all goes to pieces when her fellow quilters become prime suspects in a crime.
A Texas oil baron contacts the husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo with a personal plea: an investigator friend of the Fargos' was on a mission to find the oil baron's missing father-and now the investigator is missing, too. Though something about the situation doesn't quite add up, the Fargos agree to go on the search -- a journey embroiled with black-market fossils, a centuries-old puzzle chest, the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, and a balloon aircraft from a century before its time .
There's no "fun" in "fund-raiser" for Judith McMonigle Flynn when she donates an overnight stay at Hillside Manor, dinner included, to the parish school's annual auction - especially when the winning bid goes to the persnickety Paine family. She'll have her hands full sorting through the painfully picky Paines' endless allergies and aversions. Then hubby Joe lands in jail after his latest surveillance job abruptly ends with an insurance fraud suspect being blown away by a .38 Smith & Wesson . . . that just "happens" to belong to Joe.
A television crew bulldozes through Sophie's backyard and she finds herself digging up some serious trouble from her boyfriend's past.
A Swedish county commissioner walks out of a high-level meeting and disappears. Many years later, one of the town's natives is convinced that he's caught a glimpse of the missing man while traveling in Bangalore, India. When the rumours reach his hometown, a veteran police officer stumbles across a seemingly unrelated case. Ann Lindell must investigate a severed female foot found where a striking number of inhabitants are single men. But the owner of the house where the victim is believed to have lived is no longer able to answer any questions.
With Gluttony safely behind them, Diesel and Lizzt find themselves in search of Lust. But are they really after Lust, or is it True Love? To find out they'll have to hunt through Boston's Louisburg Square, the catacombs of the Old North Church, and infiltrate an ancient, secret society, deep within Dartmouth College--all the while battling Wulf, his minion Hatchet, and sweet Temptation.
Two brothers, Will and Jeff, and their friend Tom, are out one night at their favourite South Beach bar when they decide to make a bet on who can be the first to seduce a mysterious looking young woman drinking by herself. Pretty, dark haired, blue eyed Suzy has an innocent, almost ordinary, girl next door way about her. But Suzy isn't as naive as she seems. And she has an agenda of her own.
Britain's MI5 tolerates Charlie because he's their best field agent. What no one knows, though, is that he is married to Natalia Fedova, a colonel in the FSB, the Russian intelligence successor to the KGB. Then a frantic call from Natalia brings the secret out, and Charlie must lead a combined MI5/MI6 mission to rescue her. He soon realizes that his higher-ups have other priorities than his family's safety. Charlie will have to outwit not just the Russians but his own government as well to protect the lives of his wife and child.
On one of the half-built, half-abandoned "luxury" developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care.At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it's going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can't be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains' walls. The files erased from the Spains' computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks.
1938. Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie for Paramount France. The Nazis, using bribery, intimidation, and corrupt newspapers to weaken French morale and degrade France's will to defend herself, attack Stahl. What they don't know is that Stahl, horrified by the Nazi war on Jews and intellectuals, has become part of an informal spy service being run out of the American embassy in Paris.
The hostages are a bus full of teenagers on a church mission. The ransom demand is three million dollars with zero involvement from law enforcement or the hostages will be executed. Rescue specialist, Johathan Grave finds himself in a all-out bloodbath and he knows the enemy and the threat are far greater than they seem.
Jay Erlich's nephew has been found at the bottom of a cliff at Morrow Bay - a tragic suicide, it appears. Years ago, Jay's older brother, Charlie, a wayward child of the sixties, fell under the sway of a charismatic but deeply disturbed cult leader in California - a mesmerizing human monster who set a nightmare of violence into motion. Charlie moved on and raised a family, but the demons that nearly destroyed him never completely disappeared. Heading west to help his grieving brother, Jay finds himself being pulled back into Charlie's dark history.
Alex McKnight is asked to investigate a man found dead, having hanged himself by Lake Superior, on a lonely corner of the Upper Peninsula, in a place they call Misery Bay. What seems like a simple quest to find a few answers will turn into a nightmare of sudden violence and bloody revenge, and a race against time to catch a ruthless killer.
When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa becomes obsessed with the case, which seems to be linked with the sixteenth century legend of a young Italian noblewoman, Beatrice Cenci. As the investigation deepens, Rome's dark and seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery, and corruption.
A self-styled Mumbai Brigade has seized a huge emporium outside Minneapolis, taking over the security software as well as the vast building and 1,000 hostages. As the SWAT officials argue tactics outside, hostages are herded to an amusement park and the terrorists start to execute their captives. But they don't know that ex-Marine sniper Ray Cruz is in the building.
Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor is delighted to be part of the estate's history. Grace finds herself looking for trouble when one guest is shot and another is found murdered. She has to try and find the killer before the killer finds her.
When her daughter Krissy is taken, Judge Hope Willis calls a team not bound by the legal system. Forensic Instincts, a group of unconventional operatives, includes a behaviorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive and an ex-Navy SEAL. The group picks up in the Willis household signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny that hides on her phone. Forensic Instincts will dig through each tiny clue and eliminate the clutter, working around the clock. But time is running out.
Tumba, Sweden. A boy is the only survivor of an attack in which his mother, father and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock--in no condition to be questioned. Detective Inspector Joona Linna, desperate for answers, enlists the assistance of a hypnotist.
Kate Forman has an enviable life: a loving family and a perfect husband, Paul. One night she finds Paul drunk and covered in blood, mumbling about having killed something or someone. When a young, attractive woman who works for Paul is found murdered, Kate's suspicions about what he may have done send her on a search for the truth.
Abby Cooper, the FBI's newest Civilian Profiler, is adding Spy to her resume. The military's digital photography software captures one's aura just like Abbey can. The software sits in a drone that has been stolen. Abbey becomes the prime target as she springs into action to stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion.
Dexter Morgan is not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tolerate displeasure - in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.
Button collector Josie Giancola has a sharp eye for detail and when murder interrupts her button business, she is ready to snap into action.
In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath, a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The duty officer seals the crime scene and discovers the murder weapon in a garden -- and then is himself attacked and left for dead.
Bourne's quest to kill a Colombian drug lord is interrupted when he receives an offer to destroy Severus Domnus, a secret international cabal working to influence world events for its own power and financial gain. He learns that Severus Domnus has assigned his longtime ally Boris Karpov the task of killing Bourne.
The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the frozen lake is near death, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound and drowning. He awakens as an amnesiac, with no memory of who he is or why he was shot--and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own past.
Detective Sergeant Lucy Vaughan rescues a small girl wandering half-naked in a winter blizzard at the edge of a woodland. Unwilling or unable to speak, the only person she seems to trust is her rescuer. As Lucy struggles to identify the child she begins to realize that there are links to a high profile kidnapping of a businessman's teenage daughter.
Glasgow detective Alex Cahill and his lawyer and friend Logan Finch head for Denver to find what happened to an old Secret Service colleague, supposedly aboard a crashed passenger jet. Meanwhile Logan's girlfriend, DCI Rebecca Irvine, is also looking for answers. A new drug is killing users, but is it accidental death or could it be homicide?
A rash of horrifying crimes tears through New York City, the work of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. What, the nanny?
Spero Lucas has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney since returning home after serving in Iraq. His specialty is recovering stolen property, no questions asked, for a forty percent cut. Now a high-profile crime boss hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. But he isn't quite prepared for the level of amorality and violence he encounters.
The peaceful life of the hit man known as the Butcher Boy is threatened when, years after he retired, a vengeance-seeking Mafia hit team finally catches up with him. Realizing he will get no peace unless he takes the fight to their door, he approaches Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring, the only one who believes he ever existed. Knowing she keeps track of the Mafia, he asks her whom his attackers worked for, offering information that will help her crack an unsolved murder in return.
When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton's biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine.
After renowned young oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton accepts an award at the dazzling Oceanographic Institute Ball in Monaco on behalf of her great great grandfather, a famous Victorian polar explorer, wealthy archaeologist John Sinclair presents her with a long lost family heirloom. Her gift is an Arctic exploration journal from 1908 holding the clue to a valuable land deed. The multi million dollar legacy is hers to claim, if she can find the deed.
Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. The boy's mother thinks the boy's father - her ex - has snatched the boy, but Chet makes a find that sends the case in a new and dangerous direction. As if that weren't enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up even as Bernie has to cope with the return of his girlfriend's troublesome ex-beau.
A headless female torso washes up on the beach at the North East seaside resort of Whitley Bay. Two days later, the body's missing head appears a mile down the coast -- and with that, DI Jack Brady finds himself on the trail of a depraved sex trade run by some of the most powerful men in the North East; men determined that no one, not even DI Jack Brady, gets in the way of their foul business.
Detective Gabe Marshall is found naked outside his home with a bullet in his brain. Everyone calls it suicide, but his wife Josie believes he was murdered. Her determination to prove it takes her to the dark corners of the beach strip, encountering a drug-crazed drifter, an organized-crime boss with romance on his mind, a woman with a murderous past and a pervert who has been frequenting her garden shed.
Daniel Clode cannot say whether or not he killed a woman. They were found together in a locked room dressed for the Carnival. The sister of the slain woman knows that Daniel is not the murderer. She and the reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther must travel to the Duke of Maulberg's Court to save him from the axeman's steel.
Standalone. A Hollywood film score composer has promised his wife for years they'd return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now a widower, Chris returns and rents a house to grieve and compose his piano sonata. But when he finds that this house was the scene of a murder in the 1950s and the convicted murderer was one of the last women hanged in England, he finds himself increasingly distracted by the events of six decades before.
The contents of a dying women's flash drive lead private investigator Paige Holden and district attorney Grayson Smith into a world of politics, blackmail, dark secrets and a decades-long string of murders. They will only survive this investigation by trusting each other.
Organizational whiz Ellie Avery is prepared for everything, including a visit with her quirky in-laws. But a promising week sipping Alabama sweet tea sours when she learns her husband's Grandpa Franklin has passed away—and the police suspect very unnatural causes. Looking for motives among the mourners, Ellie gathers that quite a few relatives stood to profit from Franklin's passing. When a little more sleuthing reveals Franklin's mysterious ties to a legendary local author, another murder thickens the plot like a plateful of mud pie.
1912. As the Titanic is sinking a mysterious man tells a young girl his life story. It begins in 1888, in a Whitechapel ally, when young Mary Kelly comes upon a man who has been seriously injured and is almost unconscious in the gutter. She steals his bag. Two days later an American gentleman awakes in the hospital with his memory missing. It soon becomes clear to the young girl that she is about to learn the identity of Jack the Ripper.
Spring is in the air of Fort Connor, Colorado and it is time for new beginnings for the House of Lambspun knitters. Kelly and Jennifer discover a fellow knitter and new real estate client shot dead in his home. Kelly is left unraveling a tangle of clues. Catching the killer may prove to be her most challenging project yet.
Surveillance operative Danny Baxter has been given a bigger job than photographing dissident Republicans in muddy Ulster fields or Islamic extremists on rainswept Yorkshire moors. And if he's caught, Her Majesty's Government will deny all knowledge.
When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the disappearance of a woman from the site some months earlier? And why are the locals so hostile?
It soon becomes clear to former infantry officer Laurence Bartram, that the small Wiltshire village of Easton Deadall is haunted by its tragic past. In 1911, five-year-old Kitty Easton disappeared from her bed and has not been seen since: only her fragile mother believes still she is alive. When a family trip to the Empire Exhibition in London ends in disaster and things take an increasingly sinister turn, Laurence struggles to find out what has happened as it seems that the fate of the house, the men and of Kitty herself may be part of a much longer, darker story of love, betrayal - and violence.
Private detective Dan Shaper is skeptical but finds himself drawn into Glass's world of chakras and yogic flying while trying to uncover a serial killer who knows he is onto him. Shaper must draw on all his resources to stay one step ahead for both his client's life and his life are in danger.
During the deadly Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 Bess Crawford discovers the body of a murdered British officer among the many dead and sets out to unmask a craven killer.
Detective Mitch Stone's ex-girlfriend Isabel Gonzales turns up dead, and psychic Sunny Meadows must help him find the real killer. Sunny's clairvoyant abilities might not save her as what she does not see can hurt her.
The second novel in the Inspector Bordelli series set in 1960s Florence. The detective must race to unmask a particularly brutal killer.
Bruno's day has not started well. An international summit to be held in a local chateau is being threatened by Basque separtists and animal rights campaigners have declared war on fois gras in the form of an attack on a local duck farm. Then an archaeologist unearths a body that sports a gunshot wound to the head and is definitely not ancient.
An accident two decades earlier decimated Christine's ability to form new memories. Every day her husband Ben must tell her who he is. But it is a phone call from a neurologist that directs her to the diary she has been keeping. She relearns the facts of her life as retold by her husband. But she begins to notice inconsistencies in Ben's account.
A killer is pushing Atlanta to its breaking point. Desperate to stop the Wishbone Killer, A.P.D. lieutenant Aaron Rauser turns to the one person he knows can penetrate a deranged mind: Keye Street, an ex-FBI profiler and former addict who now picks up jobs where she can get them. But the last thing Keye wants is to be pulled into the firestorm of Atlanta's worst nightmare. And then it suddenly becomes clear that the hunter has become the hunted - and the stranger she seeks is far closer than she ever dared imagine.
Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach-based marijuana operation. But now they may have come up against something that they can't handle - the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat.
When terrorists strike a police training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, the wounded are loaded on a plane bound for Germany. The aircraft commander Michael Parson received a message that bombs have been placed on the aircraft. They are trapped in the air and their true enemy has yet to show himself.