hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Pecan Spring's computer guru has been shot dead in his kitchen. Sheila Dawson, the female police chief of a male-dominated force, determines that his death wasn't self-inflicted. She believes this death is connected to the high profile case of George Timms, who broke into the computer shop before the murder. When Timms goes missing, Sheila investigates, and uncovers terrible secrets.
PTA president Beth Kennedy hires a consultant to advise the school on a recent financial windfall. When the man is murdered on school property, it is up to Beth to catch the killer before she gets cashed out.
Brandy Borne and her suspiciously well-informed mother, Vivian, have the winning bid on an abandoned storage unit's mystery contents, which they discover includes a vintage cornet. But when they arrive to claim the rest of their loot, the space is empty except for the recently stowed body of Big Jim Bob, Vivian's tipster - a.k.a., former flame. Only one thing is certain - someone has definitely put the 'rage' in storage.
When a local auto mechanic is murdered and the mayor of Snowflake, Vermont, goes missing, Lucky Jamieson puts making soups on the back burner to solve the mysteries.
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.
When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly as stolen property, belonging to Sproggton Manor, a bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum. But the curator turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori's search for the sleigh's true owner leads her to a tangled web of secrets stretching from the finest English country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.
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.
Army Special Agent John Puller heads south after his aunt was been found dead in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
When a reality dance show comes to Washington DC, ballroom dancer Stacy Graysin is first in line to compete. But when the show's producer is murdered, Stacy will have to hustle to catch the killer.
When wildlife biologist and freelance writer Summer Westin is hired to cover a marine survey expedition to the Galapagos Islands, she jumps at the opportunity. But when her diving partner's air supply is contaminated with carbon monoxide on their first dive, she fears someone may be trying to sabotage the expedition. Soon she's plunged into a dangerous conflict between fishermen and environmentalists and her dream assignment becomes a nightmare.
When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - had forgotten.
Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. The couples remain in contact after returning home, and come to know one another better -- but they don't always like what they learn. Then a second girl goes missing.
Homicide detective Franco Patrese has left Pittsburgh and has joined the New Orleans police force. Two bodies have been found dismembered. Patrese's partner is a devout New Orleans native with a past she keeps private. By Selma Fawcett's side, Patrese races in the footsteps of a serial killer who seems steeped in voodoo and linked to a priestess who practices her dark arts in the clear light of day - and the glare of the media.
80 year old floracrafter Harriette Harkette has created the first all-natural black Witching Hour. Time to party! But when a cake delivery boy is found dead, the celebration is cut short. Now his ghost has imprinted on Darcy. They're bonded until she can untangle the thicket surrounding his murder - and discover what it has to do with the Witching Hour Rose.
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.
1508. Francesco is the reluctant houseboy of Michelangelo. He prefers the company of the urbane Raphael and the artistic circle that meets at the home of Imperia, who operates a brothel in the shadow of the Vatican. One morning he sees a golden-haired woman being pulled from the Tiber and recognizes her as one of Imperia's ladies.
This holiday season may be more than Paige Marshall can handle. Not only does she have to contend with the overblown ego of a world-renowned tenor, but she also has to quickly revamp the show choir's number, since two other high schools are now performing the same song for the quickly approaching competition season. Then the tempestuous tenor drops dead during rehearsal.
A family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City exploded into flames in the middle of the night. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate - tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer - doing in the building when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years.
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Stella Griffin is a former Chicago firefighter turned small town fire chief. When her dear friend Tory dies after her gingerbread house is set ablaze, Stella suspects arson and foul play. What she doesn't suspect is that the ghost of Eric Gamlyn, Sweet Pepper's old fire chief, is about to help her smoke out a killer.
Libby Sarjeant is invited to look into the provenance of a jewelled Anglo-Saxon reliquary which has appeared on a website. The nuns at St Eldreda's Abbey are curious, as it apparently contains a relic of St Eldreda herself. Libby's friend Peter obtains permission to mount a play based on St Eldreda's story in the ruins of the original monastery called, naturally, Murder In The Monastery. And then, inevitably, a real body is discovered, and Libby and her friend Fran find out that this is not the first.
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 her a 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.
In Nairobi's Uhuru Park, the police have recovered the body of a local prostitute: a Maasai woman, brutally murdered. Detective Mollel, himself a former Maasai warrior, is assigned to the case. As Mollel pursues the death of the prostitute, he begins to suspect something far more extensive than an ordinary murder. But are his warrior's instincts - which have never failed him - as true as they feel? Or will all his convictions about the case be turned on their head?
P.I. Geri Sullivan and her loquacious Chihuahua Pepe are Hollywood-bound to star in the reality show Dancing With Dogs. Then Nigel St. Nigel, the judge everyone loves to hate, becomes the judge someone wanted dead. Pepe and Geri are hot on a killer's heels but between perfecting the paso doble and protecting Pepe's Pomeranian lady love, both have their paws full. If Pepe's new status as a Beverly Hills chihuahua goes to his head, it may be the last waltz for Geri's crime-biting compadre.
Harried hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn and her irrepressible Cousin Renie find themselves in Little Bavaria, where the inconvenient discovery of a nonagenarian corpse threatens to put the kibosh on the local Oktoberfest.
Falco - the new generation - introducing Flavia Albia. Based on real historical events: mysterious poisonings, in which victims died, often unaware they had been attacked. Albia is now twenty-eight and an established female investigator. Her personal history and her British birth enable her to view Roman society and its traditions as a bemused outsider and also as a woman struggling for independence in a man's world.
With a famous action star for a father, mall cop E. J. Ferris is used to the Hollywood hullabaloo. But when her mall becomes his movie set, the cameramen aren't the only ones who start shooting.
CIA headquarters in Langley receives a cryptic message from an agent operating deep undercover in Russia, but are unable to contact the agent. They send Will Cochrane to infiltrate the remote submarine base in Eastern Russia to locate the agent.
Lilith Benley and her mother were rumoured to be witches. And when they killed two teenage girls and fed their bodies to their pigs, they were swiftly brought to justice. Eighteen years later, a young woman is found brutally murdered at a neighbouring farm, just as Lilith, recently released from prison, returns to her old home. The farm is the setting for a celebrity TV show and DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate.
In Rusty Santoro's neighbourhood, the kids carry knives, chains, bricks. Broken glass. And when they fight, they fight dirty, leaving the streets littered with the bodies of the injured and the dead. Rusty wants out - but you can't just walk away from a New York street gang. And his decision may leave his family to pay a terrible price.
In France to visit boyfriend and restauranteur Luc Rouget, Alexandra Cooper's vacation is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered, one of Luc's matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in New York in her possession. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case. Mohammed Gil-Darsin, the distinguished and wealthy Head of the World Economic Bureau, has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel.
When magistrate Matteo Arconti's namesake, an insurance man from Milan, is found dead outside the court buildings in Piazzo Clodio, it's a clear warning from the Mafia. While Commissario Alec Blume's partner Caterina interviews the victim's widow, Alec works on a plan to lure the mafioso responsible back to Rome from his haven in Germany.
In a huge old school house by the sea, full of precious paintings, Thomas Porteous is dying. His much younger wife Di holds him and mourns. She knows that soon, despite her being his sole inheritor, Thomas's relatives will descend on the collection that was the passion of both of their lives. The family know Di's weaknesses - and she must learn theirs.
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.
The Seaside Knitters of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, band together to prove the innocence of one of their own, after Cass Halloran is accused of murdering a local fisherman.
After the Battle of Waterloo British attache and Intelligence Agent Malcolm Rannoch and his wife, Suzanne, discover that his murdered half-sister, Princess Tatiana Kirsanova, may have borne a child - a secret she took to the grave. And they learn that the child was just one of many secrets Tatiana had been keeping. She had been the toast of Paris when she arrived there, flirting her way into the arms of more than a few men - perhaps even those of Napoleon himself. Had she been playing a deadly game?
Eighteen-year-old Kirsty Wilson can't believe her luck when she lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by the beautiful Eva Magnusson, a wealthy fellow student from Stockholm. But her initial delight turns to terror when Kirsty finds the Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.
Though Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives - known as "The Murder Squad", created after the Metropolitan Police's spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper. Now someone has murdered one of the twelve, and Walter Day, the squad's newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective. He finds a strange ally in the Yard's first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley. Together they track the killer, who clearly is not finished with The Murder Squad.
A porn-star-turned-psychic has made a business of reuniting grieving relatives with their dearly departed and it's up to detective Sarah Booth to find out why. Her claim to beyond-the-grave fame aside, there's something suspicious about medium Sherry Westin, since all of her clients happen to be Southern billionaires. Is she preying on the emotionally vulnerable for profit? Or is something far more sinister in store?
After an airliner falls out of the sky into the Bristol estuary, coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself responsible for the remains of a fisherman, whose boat appears to have been struck by the wreckage. She is drawn into the strange fate of a little girl whose largely unmarked body was mysteriously discovered lying beside him.
The first bell of the new school year hasn't even rung and Jocelyn Shore is already at the scene of a murder. Her friend and colleague Fred Argus has been found dead - and the evidence suggests he was selling drugs to his students. Shocked by the insinuation, Jocelyn takes it upon herself to lead an on-campus investigation, asking questions guaranteed to set fellow teachers, administrators, and parents on edge.
When a seventeen-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched Homicide & Serious Crime team. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied to a much larger web of gang warfare and organised crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society. Several hundred miles away in Cornwall, DI Trevor Cordon is stirred from his day-to-day duties by another tragic London fatality. Travelling to the capital, Cordon becomes entangled in a lethally complex situation of his own. A situation much closer to Karen's case than either of them can imagine.
Copenhagen police detective Sarah Lund is given the case after 19-year-old student Nanna Birk Larsen is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city. While Nanna's family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician Troels Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen. When links between City Hall and the murder suddenly come to light, the case takes an entirely different turn.
Roman forensic pathologist Teresa Lupo comes to Venice in February, Carnival time, looking for her bohemian aunt Sofia, who has mysteriously disappeared. A visit to her apartment confirms all is not well, and a letter surfaces that reveals a piece of fiction in which both Sofia and Teresa appear.
It's a national celebration in Spain, but Primavera Blackstone is preoccupied by the appearance of Duncan Culshaw, who is determined to rake through the ashes of her past. Duncan plays fast and loose with the fiercely protective Prim, but when his actions threaten the inheritance of Prim's son Tom, things are going to get explosive. Happily, there's a new guardian angel in town...
1327. King Edward II has been removed from the throne and his son installed in his place. Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock had been tasked with guarding Edward II, but they have failed in their task and now ride fast to Exeter to inform the sheriff of the old king's escape. In Exeter, the sheriff has problems of his own. Overnight the body of a young maid has been discovered, lying bloodied and abandoned in a dirty alleyway. The city's gates had been shut against the lawlessness outside, so the perpetrator must still lie within the sanctuary of the town.
Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into 1945 Istanbul, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs in support of the Allied war effort. Now, as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment. But when the job goes fatally wrong - an exchange of gunfire, a body left in the street, a potential war criminal on his hands - Leon is plunged into a tangle of intrigue, shifting loyalties, and moral uncertainty.
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.
Smolensk, March, 1943. Bernie Gunther is dispatched here from Berlin to investigate a Russian army war atrocity. Somewhere in this enclave of Prussian aristocrats is a cunning and savage killer who has left a trail of bloody victims. This is no psycho case. This is a man with motive enough to kill and skills enough to leave no trace of himself. Bad luck that in this war zone, such skills are two-a-penny. Somehow Bernie must put a face to this killer before he puts an end to Bernie.
Brunetti is asked by his wife to look into the sleeping pill overdose death of the deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners. He is surprised when he finds that the man left no official record: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver's license, no credit cards. The man owns nothing, is registered nowhere. Stranger still, the dead man's mother is reluctant to speak to the police and claims that her son's identification papers were stolen in a burglary. As clues stack up, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, a family of aristocratic copper magnates, might be somehow connected to the death.
An offer of $30,000 for one day's work in London, followed by a family vacation in the Mediterranean, seems too good an offer to refuse. But the family's trip to sun-drenched Sardinia turns dark and terrible when the children vanish. Now Brooklyn PI Karin Schaeffer and her husband Mac must unravel a deadly web first spun when wronged wife Cathy Millerhausen walked into their world - as they discover firsthand the true evil of big money: how far it reaches, what it buys - who it kills.
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.
Cajun-born Jock Boucher has overcome modest beginnings to become U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. One of his first cases involves a scientist, in hiding for more than twenty years, who claims that another judge accepted bribes and helped a relentless global energy company steal his intellectual property: a way to recover energy from below the deep sea bed that could end America's dependence on foreign oil. Boucher takes on the company and its powerful founder, risking not only his judicial career but his life.
I am at a loss for words how to make this sound plausible. This is the plot: Charles Benedict (criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man) frames a millionaire for the murder of his younger wife. When the millionaire married Carrie (the prosecutor in his DUI trial!) he made her sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful for the first ten years of marriage. A week before their tenth anniversary, Carrie disappears, Horace is charged with her murder and hires -- guess who? Meanwhile P.I. Dana Cutler is on the trail of a stolen Ottoman Empire relic. Unable to find it she heads back to Virginia straight into the case of the millionaire wife's murder!
A series of suspicious deaths have rocked Hull, a port city in England as old and mysterious as its bordering sea. They have captured the attention of Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy. He notices a pattern missed by his fellow officers, who would rather get a quick arrest than bother themselves with finding the true killer.
When a photo shoot at Fairy Tale Cupcakes ends in a cupcake flinging fiasco, Melanie and Angie make amends with the magazine's owner by offering his staff a week long team building lesson in baking cupcakes for charity. But when the magazine's creative director is murdered, they need to learn the killer's identity before someone else gets frosted.
Perkin Warbeck has a secret. He appears to be an ordinary young man in 15th century Tournai, the son of a port official who loves swimming, singing and fishing with his father. But his real name is Richard, and he is rightful prince of England. Thought to have been murdered with his brother Edward in the tower of London, but still sought by his enemies, he embarks on a new life of derring-do, sailing the high seas with the era's greatest adventurers.
Former Navy Seal Tom Hawkins has returned to Shilo, New Hampshire to become a high school soccer coach and to raise his teenage daughter Jill, following the murder of his ex-wife, Kelly. But Shilo's police sergeant makes it clear that Tom is his chief suspect in Kelly's death. Then an anonymous blog post alleges that Coach Hawkins is sleeping with one of his players.
Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocoriddo, a modern-day folk ballad that will tell Armenta's life story-in music. As the mesmerizing music and lyrics of Erin's song cascade from the jungle hideout, they serve as a siren song to the two men who love Erin: her outlaw husband, Bradley Smith, and the lawman Charlie Hood- two men who together have the power to rescue her.
Bradley Jones, sheriff's deputy and employee of the Baja Cartel, is the son of the love of Charlie Hood's life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley's own life of crime. Charlie knows all of Bradley's secrets; the question is what he'll do with the information. Until he decides, his obsession remains the inexplicable existence of Mike Finnegan, the diminutive devil who flits in and out of both men's lives, knowing things he shouldn't, seemingly immortal.
After a Chinese national working for an American-owned construction company is kidnapped in Shanghai, Rutherford Risk - a hostage rescue firm - is called in. The security company recruits two outsiders: Grace Chu, a refined forensic accountant, and John Knox, who can handle both combat and Chinese culture. But following the money leads to more complex - and dangerous - consequences than either anticipated.
The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, has Pitt stumped. Why did she choose not to accompany her husband to a grand party on the night of her demise? Why dismiss all the servants for the evening and leave the front door unlocked? And what had been her relationship with the young man seen frequently by her side at concerts and art exhibits?
Terry Rand left his family -- all of them cardsharps and criminals -- the day his elder brother went on a killing spree that left eight dead. Now his brother, scheduled for execution, claims he only killed seven of them. Terry returns home and pieces together the day his brother turned rabid, delving into a blood history that reveals the Rand family tree is rotten to the roots, and the secrets his ancestors buried are now coming furious and vengeful to the surface.
Crossbones Yard was a burial ground once. Now it's wasteland, tucked away in the back streets of Borough beneath the shadow of the Shard. The perfect place to leave a body. Alice Quentin finds the murder victim lying there - the woman's hand outstretched, as if begging for her help. A psychologist who sometimes works with the Metropolitan police, Alice is no stranger to sick minds. But this case is worse than anything she's seen before, and the killer is determined to make it personal.
Urban crime has spilled into the countryside along the Welsh border and old barbaric evils have been revived. When a wealthy landowner is hacked to death in his own farmyard, the senior investigating officer is caught in the backlash. Church of England exorcist/parish priest/single mother Merrily Watkins is persuaded into areas where neither a priest nor a woman is welcome.
It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown -- until twelve minutes of chaos and violence left eighty people dead. Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates after forensics reports the bar patrons were exposed to a airborne cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs.
Commander Gray Pierce becomes ensnared in a deadly conspiracy involving Somali pirates, the kidnapped daughter of the U.S. Vice President, and a dark secret hiding in the human genetic code.
In London, attending the Opera with her friend Lucy Brayton, Jane not only unexpectedly finds herself in the presence of King George and his mistress, Lady Conygham, she also encounters her old nemesis, the Lady Ingram. At tea the next day Lady Ingram drops dead, and it soon becomes clear that the dowager's death was an unnatural one. Jane must set her considerable intelligence to the problem of solving it - and why the throne appears to have an interest.
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.
When important historical documents go missing from the White House curator's office, the gardeners are blamed. And when the curator is found dead, all evidence points to Gordon Sims, the chief gardener. His fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and witnesses saw him arguing with the curator shortly before her death. Now it's up to organic gardener Casey Calhoun to clear Gordon's name.
The Watchman waits in the Lausanne cathedral for an angel. The Prostitute senses something unusual in a client. The Private Detective is compelled to solve a series of unsettling murders. Pray for these three strangers. They have something in common they can't begin to imagine.
October on Cape Cod is always beautiful, and antique print dealer Maggie Summer is happy to visit there to help with her best friend's wedding preparations. Maggie doesn't anticipate the murder of a neighbour, nor being called into service as a counselor and interpreter. Is she really essential to the investigation, or is she avoiding a critical discussion with the man she loves? Before she knows the answer, there's another murder...and a hurricane...and then Maggie herself becomes a target.
The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life.
Stone Barrington is in Bel-Air, overseeing the grand opening of the ultra-luxe hotel, The Arrington, built on the grounds of the mansion belonging to his late wife, Arrington Carter. The star-studded gala will be attended by socialites, royalty, and billionaires from overseas - and according to phone conversations intercepted by the NSA, it may also have attracted the attention of international terrorists. To ensure the safety of his guests - and the city of Los Angeles - Stone may have to call in a few favours from his friends at the CIA.
Barcelona, 1957. A mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past. Fermin and Daniel are plunged into a dangerous adventure that takes them back to events in the 1940s and the early days of Franco's dictatorship.
Morck is back. He's settled into Department Q and is ready to take on another cold case. This time, it's the brutal double-murder of a brother and sister two decades earlier. One of the suspects confessed and is serving time, but it's clear to Morck that all is not what it seems. Kimmie, a homeless woman with secrets involving certain powerful individuals, could hold the key - if Morck can track her down before they do.
The lender who financed Caerphilly's public building has foreclosed, and all employees have evacuated - except the town clerk. He has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict the clerk - and may now succeed after one of his executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement.
No one can match Will Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. His fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, she is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. His mission is to bring in Reel, dead or alive. But as he pursues her, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.
To Algonquin Bay's John Cardinal the dead body, sprawled in the parking lot of Motel 17, looks pretty run of the mill: the corpse has a big bootprint on his neck, and the likely suspect is his lover's outraged husband. But the lover has gone missing. And then Delorme, following a hunch, locates another missing woman, a senator's wife from Ottawa, frozen in the ruins of an abandoned hotel way back in the woods.
When a Chinese nuclear attack sub torpedoes a Vietnamese merchant ship a conflict begins that embroils all the nations of the Western Pacific. These nations, bound together in the newly formed Littoral Alliance, have begun a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China's economy before China can set in motion its own plot to dominate the region. In a desperate attempt to buy the president enough time to resolve the crisis diplomatically, Jerry Mitchell's submarine squadron is ordered to interfere with attacks by both sides.
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.
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.
Someone has pilfered valuable paintings from Tawcester Towers, ancestral home of Blotto and his sister, Twinks. Twinks tracks the thieves to France and so she and Blotto go zipping off to Paris where they have rather a jolly time with the Left Bank bohemian set. But before the hangovers can take hold Twinks has redirected the search to the Riviera, headquarters of that dastardly criminal mastermind, la Puce! Will the noble Blotto and the brilliant Twinks recover their paintings, vanquish la Puce, and rescue the kidnapped film star we neglected to mention?
Beautiful and new in town, Ellen Langston-Jones doesn't have any enemies. So, when she's found dead in the communal gardens, Inspector Witherspoon quickly narrows the field of suspects down to one, Lucius Montague, who was seen threatening Mrs. Langston-Jones shortly before her death. All of London are positive that he is the killer, but Mrs. Jeffries has doubts.
Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter the world of a video game? A realm where you don't have to go to work or worry about your health? Where you can look like a hero or a goddess and where you can fly spaceships and slay dragons, while all of it feels completely real? A realm where there are no consequences and no responsibilities? Or would it be your worst nightmare?
It's August in Savannah, Georgia and one could die from the heat - or from a cake knife in the back. In fact, that's how Simon Ambrose is found. But when Reagan Summerside's dear friend, Chantilly Parker, is arrested for Simon's murder, she vows to clear her name. Simon may have broken Chantilly's heart, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore may be in her truck, but Reagan knows one thing for sure -- Chantilly would never kill for love.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante's "Inferno." Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante's dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
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.
Key West Magazine food critic Hayley Snow's boss signs her up to help judge the Key West Topped Chef contest. When a fellow judge turns up dead, Hayley must find the killer before she's eliminated from the show -- permanently.
Detective Ellie Hatcher will be forced to uncover the truth behind the apparent suicide of a teenaged girl with intriguing connections to both New York's wealthiest - and its most dispossessed.
Air Force OSI agent Jericho Quinn and his crack team of specialists must track down a black market arms dealer who threatens to detonate a Soviet-era suitcase-sized nuclear bomb. When the trail leads to South America, Quinn has to join the famous Dakar Rally, a 6000 mile motorcycle run that's about to become the most dangerous race in history.
Giorgio Pellegrini, the hero of THE GOODBYE KISS has been living an "honest" life for eleven years. But that's about to change. His lawyer has been deceiving him and now Giorgio is forced into service as an unwilling errand boy for an organized crime syndicate. At one time, Giorgio wouldn't have thought twice about robbing, kidnapping and killing in order to get what he wanted, but these days he realizes he's too old in the tooth to face his enemies head-on. To return to his peaceful life as a successful businessman he's going to have to find another way to shake off the mob. Fortunately, Giorgio's circumstances may have changed, but deep down he's still the ruthless killer he used to be.
Roanoke, Virginia is home to some of the country's most exquisite gardens, and it is Camellia Harris's job to promote them. But when a pint sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment.
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat gets more mystery than she imagined when she arrives at her latest crime scene. The body of an unidentified woman has been found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left sitting in a freezer truck. A startling enough death - but an even bigger shock comes when this new homicide surprisingly connects to the unsolved murder of Detective Heat's own mother.
A near-impossible case has fallen into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up - tough as nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier.
Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir has proof that Iran has finally succeeded in building its first nuclear weapon - and plans on using it to attack Israel. But before Meir can recruit Dewey Andreas and execute his secret operation, he's abducted in New York and smuggled into Iran, where he's imprisoned and tortured. Now Dewey must do whatever it takes to free Meir from one of the world's most secure prisons...while Iran's nuclear clock ticks away.
Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind. That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly Dan's got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him and he still doesn't know what's going on. Bullets are flying, everybody's on the take and it all may be more than Dan's new hair plugs can handle. And Dan's got to find the guy who put in those hair plugs - or at least his body - and fast, or else he'll never get that voice out of his head.
An entirely new chapter is added to the adventures and misadventures of Daniel McEvoy, the down-on-his-luck Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey bar who, with the help of a motley crew of unlikely characters, solved a bizarre string of murders - including the one of the girl he loved. But people around him continue to die mysteriously, and Daniel is called into action once again.
The anonymous hero of LAYER CAKE is stranded in the Caribbean, itching for the gangster life he left behind - but he's still a wanted man back home. Soon he joins forces with two robust London criminals, the menacing Sonny King and his paranoid partner Roy "Twitchy" Burns. From the beach to an urban underworld, he moves through trans-Atlantic drug deals and high-tech electronic fraud.
Elisabetta Celestino, a young archaeologist at work in Rome's ancient catacombs, has discovered a unique pattern of astrological symbols on an underground wall. When a cave-in damages the vault, a shocking discovery is made, and Elisabetta finds herself in a race to solve the secret of the catacomb and prevent an apocalyptic event that threatens the future of mankind.
Silas Cade, a black ops vet and gray-zone contractor, has now become an 'accountant' - a go to for Wall Street financiers who need jobs done quickly, quietly, and by any means necessary. Hired to visit a tanking hedge fund manager and extract 10 million dollars in clawback, Silas discovers that someone is killing bankers all over New York.
First an elderly French couple is brutally murdered while vacationing in Egypt. Then a young accountant is kidnapped in Paris. Then the first female chief of MI6 disappears without a trace in the south of France. Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own, disgraced former MI6 officer Thomas Kell, and send him off to France and then Tunisia.
1931. Naples homicide detective Commissario Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighbourhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. She had been moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations.
Sunny Coolidge and her feline companion Shadow have a knack for nosing out trouble. When Sunny gets mixed up in a financial dispute between rival vets and ex-spouses Jane and Martin Rigsdale, Sunny agrees to help Jane confront Martin about his moneygrubbing ways - only to find herself caught at the scene of a crime: Martin has been murdered.
It should have all been so easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred grand from the thieves who stole it in the first place. Employing every deception and ruse he can think of, Madigan must stay one step ahead in a battle of wits that will test him to his limits. Can he evade justice for his crimes, or will his own conscience be his final undoing?
With Gluttony safely behind them, Diesel and Lizzy 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.
When it is learned that Muslim extremists in the Maldives are planning a suicide bombing that could lead to the sudden and disastrous cooling of the planet, the network dispatches the aging, alcoholic, yet renowned journalist Rick Birk to report on the terrorists. Meanwhile, in North Korea, the Supreme Leader seizes on the turmoil in the Maldives and the international panic to threaten his own geo-engineering disaster, one aimed at the skies.
A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. More than two decades later, Cage receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper. Spiked with cryptic references to some of his and his father's favourite old spy novels, the note is the first piece of a puzzle that will lead Cage back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest in search of the truth, even as he discovers that the ghosts of Lemaster's past eerily - and dangerously - still haunt the present.
Inspector Singh is at the international war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh when a key member of the tribunal is murdered in cold blood. The authorities are determined to write off the incident as a random act of violence, but Singh thinks otherwise. It isn't long before he finds himself caught up in one of the most terrible murder investigations he's witnessed - the roots of which lie in the dark depths of the Cambodian killing fields.
Inspector Singh is sick of sick leave! So when Mrs. Singh suggests they attend a family wedding in Mumbai, he grudgingly agrees - hoping that the spicy Indian curries will make up for extended exposure to his wife's relatives. Unfortunately, the beautiful bride-to-be disappears on the eve of her wedding - did she run away to avoid an arranged marriage, or is there something more sinister afoot?
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.
Ben Cowper, a New York psychiatrist, is forced by his superiors to release a patient from the psych ward: Harry Shapiro, a once powerful investment banker. Days later, news breaks of a fatal shooting at Shapiro's Hamptons mansion. And the only thing more shocking than the victim's identity is the chain reaction that turns Ben's life upside-down. With circumstances conspiring to incriminate him, and a conviction-hungry DA closing in, Ben has no choice. He must penetrate Harry's inner circle and expose the truth behind a web of malice disguised as madness.
A string of accidental deaths has Monk convinced a murderer is behind them - until his suspect dies too. But when his nemesis, Dale the Whale, escapes from prison, Monk can't afford to make another mistake.
Cuban Intelligence Service Colonel Maria Leon, illegitimae daughter of Fidel Castro, is asked by her father to contact the legendary former Director of the CIA Kirk McGarvey to help her on a mysterious quest to find Cibola, the fabled seven cities of Gold. As the Cuban government unravels, Leon has to use every means at her disposal just to find the elusive McGarvey, all the while fending off men in her own Operations Division who want her job or her death.
When a driver skids out of control, Senior Investigation Officer Kate Daniels and DS Hank Gormley are presented with a horrendous traffic accident. But as the casualties mount up they begin to realize that not all the deaths were a result of the accident.
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.
Inside a maximum-security prison cell, Abby Maddox is serving twenty years for slashing Seattle PD officer Jerry Isaac's throat during the harrowing capture of her former lover, serial killer Ethan Wolfe. To the demented fans, lunatics, and creeps on the outside, she is a celebrity. But to Jerry, now a private investigator whose scarred neck and tortured speech are daily reminders of Abby's vicious attack, she alone may be the key to solving a new wave of murders.
When Rink's father is brutally murdered, Joe has to stop his friend rushing headlong for vengeance. Rink's mother witnessed the crime and Yukiko isn't telling everything she knows. Her silence is governed by the Japanese tradition of giri, or moral obligation. But when there are more vicious deaths - all of them elderly men known to Yukiko - it becomes a matter of honour to uncover the shameful secret that lies behind the murders.
The best of British mystery and crime: over 30 stories.
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-anticipated 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.
When her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her murdered high school principal, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional worlds collide, putting her in the difficult middle between being officer of the law and a mother. While investigating murders often means discovering unpleasant facts and disquieting truths, the experienced Joanna isn't prepared for the knowledge she's about to uncover. The search for justice will lead to her own door, and will force her to face the possibility that her perfect daughter, Jennifer Ann Brady, may shockingly be more--and less--than she seems.
The brutally-stabbed body of self-made Internet billionaire Jerry Petersson is discovered floating facedown in the moat surrounding his home, the imposing Skogs Castle. Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the Linkping police force, is already struggling to keep her life together following the recent murder attempt on her teenage daughter, Tove. Now, as the Petersson case forces Malin to delve deep into Linkping's history and her own family's past, the secrets she uncovers threaten to drown her, too.
Inspector Malin Fors is standing by her mother's coffin at the Chapel of Resurrection. A muffled rumble shatters the silence, and Malin is immediately on her way to Filbyter Square, and the scene that greets her will stay with her forever: shards of glass; crushed flowers and scattered vegetables; a child's shoe; a dove pecking at something red in the deafening silence.
When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in D.C., investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference. This one has a human casualty. The local team insists they're looking for a young white male, suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out his anger or sexual aggression. But when special agent Maggie O'Dell is called in, everything she sees leads her to believe that this is the work of a calculating and controlled criminal.
While on an undercover mission to rescue a hostage in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, CIA agent Tom Wisher is betrayed by Bill Blake, his corrupt handler. This one act exposes a web of corruption reaching further than Wisher could have ever imagined. Above the law but under the radar, Wisher has decided it's time to fight back.
Gibraltar, 2008. A joint US-UK covert counterterror operation is mounted against a target code-named PUNTER. The Foreign Office's Kit Probyn will be the Minister's eyes and ears on the ground. Toby Bell, the Minister's personal private secretary is left out of the loop. In 2011 a disgraced Special Forces soldier who took part in the operation delivers a message from the dead. The worlds of Toby Bell and Kit Probyn are about to collide.
Boston, 1926. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba.
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.
Brittany McGuire, 23 year old daughter of Moses McGuire and niece to Dismas Hardy, is targeted for abuse from ex-boyfriend Rick Jessup. His abuse escalates, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his old friend.
In the northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious, a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears and Valerie is led towards a dark secret, inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. But Valerie realises that she may be too late for action.
Strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman's identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth. For Diamond, who wouldn't know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever.
After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive - a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad - and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters.
Police Officer Nina Hoffman finds her fellow officer David Lindholm naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. Next to the body is his wife, Julia. The traumatized Julia rambles on about a woman entering the house, killing David and running off with her son, but all the evidence seems to point in Julia's direction. Annika Bengtzon covers the case and is drawn in headfirst when she sees that Julia is about to be falsely charged. Working against the clock, Annika must clear Julia's name and find her missing son.
From the outside, Robert Naysmith is a successful businessman, handsome and charming. But for years he's been playing a deadly game. He doesn't choose his victims. Each is selected at random - the first person to make eye contact after he begins 'the game' will not have long to live. Their fate is sealed. When the body of a young woman is found on Severn Beach, Detective Inspector Harland is assigned the case. It's only when he links it to an unsolved murder in Oxford that the police begin to guess at the awful scale of the crimes. But how do you find a killer who strikes without motive?
With mistresses vanishing and corpses mounting up, can Mrs Gilver, detective, pass herself off as Miss Gilver, English mistress, to solve the one and stop the other?
Gibraltar lawyer Spike Sanguinetti finds old school friend Solomon Hassan on his doorstep. Accused of murdering a Spanish girl in Tangier, he protests his innocence but Moroccan authories demand his return. In Tangier Spike discovers that all is complicated by the efforts of a company called Dunetech to finance an enormous solar-powered site in the Sahara.
Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.
Easy Rawlins is back (almost literally from the dead after the car wreck that ended BLONDE FAITH, his last outing) and cruising the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip circa 1967, in search of a young black man who has gone missing - and maybe of his own rebirth.
Kristan "Stan" Connor moves to a sleepy Connecticut town with her Maine coon cat Nutty to bake organic pet treats. Her treats are a hit -- except with vet Carole Morganwick. And so when Stan arrives at an appointment and finds Carole dead under a pile of kibble, she becomes the prime suspect.
When Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Walking in the steps of the great Agatha Christie, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own past.
Toni Ryder makes allergy-safe gluten-free treats for her online bakery, Baker's Treat, but opening a storefront in the middle of wheat country Kansas might be biting off more than she can chew. When a local wheat farmer is murdered outside her shop, Toni is determined to find the killer before bad publicity and vandalism shut her down. But when a suspect winds up dead, Toni realizes that this half-baked killer is trying to make sure she's baked her last gluten-free goody.
Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to, for four husband-free days of sun and pool, sashimi and sake, and Bruno Paillard champagne. But then one morning Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. All four of them are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable.
Detective Lindsay Boxer is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.
Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Detective Sergeant Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past - to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend. Past and present converge and Minter finds himself pitted against the only family he has ever known - the police family - as he fights to uncover the startling truth.
Ivy Elizabeth Beasley is ready to share her golden years and plans to wed Roy Vivian Goodman on the fifth of May. A spinster no more, the private eye is in for marriage, murder and mishaps galore.
Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department goes to a luxurious resort near Lake Tai. But the once beautiful Lake Tai, renowned for its clear waters, is now covered by fetid algae, its waters polluted by toxic runoff from local manufacturing plants. Then the director of one of the manufacturing plants responsible for the pollution is murdered and the leader of the local ecological group is the primary suspect of the local police.
The loveable full time priest and part time detective Canon Sidney Chambers continues his sleuthing adventures in late 1950's Cambridge. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador Dickens, and working in tandem with the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called on to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamor photographer's studio; and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler, in the middle of a crucial game of cricket.
Osama Bin Laden is dead. SAS hero Joe Mansfield was on the ground in Pakistan when it happened. Now, somebody wants Joe dead, and they're willing to do anything to make it happen.
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.
A Minnesota political fixer was hired to take down the incumbent U.S. senator with a vicious smear, opening the way for an ambitious heiress. The fixer thinks a little blackmail will increase his payoff. Instead, he gets only a small one - 9 millimeters, to be exact. In the heart. Davenport is investigating the smear when the trail leads to the man's disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons.
92 B.C. Just turned 18 and not yet called "the Finder", Gordianus takes a journey to see the Seven Wonders of the World. He is accompanied by his tutor, the poet Antipater, who before leaving home fakes his own death and travels under assumed identity. Along the way they will encounter murder, witchcraft and hauntings, and a mystery to challenge the young man's powers of deduction.
Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connelly, but the darkness in Alice's soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that's what Bennie believes - until she finds herself buried alive at the hands of her twin.Meanwhile, Alice takes over Bennie's life, impersonating her at work and even seducing her boyfriend in order to escape the deadly mess she has made of her own life. But Alice underestimates Bennie and the evil she has unleashed in her twin's psyche.
A young snowboarder turns up dead on the Blackcomb Glacier. The local police are calling it suicide, but the victim's mother, a U.S. senator, is not convinced. At the senator's request, the FBI sends in undercover agent Clare Vengel to infiltrate the world of ski bums and snow bunnies and find out what happened to Sacha. Clare soon discovers that not only was the victim involved in an LSD smuggling ring, but also the uncooperative top cop in town is in cahoots with the smugglers. With her cover dangerously close to being blown Clare must solve the case before she finds herself in the deep freeze permanently.
Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission. Arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge, he quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a fire fight with Russian agents. On his stateside return, the government is none too happy with Hammer. Russia is insisting upon his return to stand charges, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs our hero: why him? Why does Russia want him back, and why was he singled out to accompany the senator to Russia in the first place?
Psychologist Liz Cooper just came to a Dodgers game to celebrate her dad's birthday, but she's forced to watch her ex-husband Jarret pitch. To make things worse, Laycee, her former best friend and the woman Jarret had an affair with, is in the stands. But things get more uncomfortable for Liz after Jarret encounters a mysterious omen of death during the game and Laycee's found dead the next day. Now Liz and Jarret are both suspects.
When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. She and Detective David "Kubu" Bengu race to stop a serial killer, all as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.
BC author. After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother - only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth. Her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her. What if murder is in your blood?
When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there as well. A former missing person, Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon the ghost of her cat, Boots, who died years ago. But after Jeannie is taken out on a stretcher following an accident, a body is found concealed in the mill. It appears a killer has been milling about - and it's up to Jillian and a mysterious new feline friend to find out who it is.
New York District Attorney Butch Karp has no qualms about putting David and Nonie Ellis on trial following the excruciating death of their young son, Micah. To him, the case is cut-and-dried - reckless manslaughter. Helpless ten-year-old Micah counted on his parents to protect him from the effects of a rare but treatable cancer. Instead, the Ellis family relied solely on prayer and the guidance of snake-oil salesman Reverend C. G. Westlund, of the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ Resurrected, to save him.
From the tenements to the town houses of 19th century New York, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Frank Malloy never waiver in their mission to aid the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Now the pair are investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues.
A dark world of a sinister religious order older than Christianity and their Vatican-like secret citadel high in the Turkish mountains - one courageous woman must fulfill an enigmatic prophecy that could determine the ultimate fate of humankind.
Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered, the King calls upon Sister Fildema and her companion Eadulf to investigate.
As the chief of police in Paris's 7th arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec, a small Normandy town. Yet he cannot ignore a widow's plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the thousand year old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina and embroiled in the small town's ancient feud.
Husband and wife PI team Helen and Phil must split briefly for their separate assignments. While Phil tries to catch a potentially murderous gold digger, Helen goes undercover as a stewardess on a luxury yacht to pursue a jewel smuggler.
Two brothers - one a tenacious cop, the other a wily defense attorney. One sensational murder - a crime that has baffled the city of Manchester. No witnesses. No clues. No suspects. Until a shocking twist pits brother against brother in the most dangerous case of their lives.
British spy Sebastian Wolff's mission will take him undercover into the corridors of power in Berlin, then across the Atlantic in a race against time to prevent the destruction of the ships and supplies Britain so desperately needs to stave off defeat.
Victor, a former-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment is Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and Clean. It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted.
When a catastrophic earthquake ravages Afghanistan and American troops rush to deliver aid, a Taliban splinter group begins shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, and slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. With the U.S. drawing down and coalition forces spread thin, Lt. Col Michael Parson, his interpreter Major Sophia Gold, and the Afghan aircrews must find a way to strike back. But they're short of supplies, men, experience, and information. And the terrorists know it.
NYPD detective Greta Strasser, recruited by a special task force, follows a trail of ruthless murders of Holocaust survivors. The conspirators have hired an assassin to kill the people on the Claims Resolution Tribunal list. Greta, hell-bent on stopping the senseless deaths and enormous theft of funds, goes undercover to prevent the next murder, even though it means impersonating the assassin she hunts.
A bottle that floated in the seas for years and then sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, was finally unsealed. It's a cry for help, in Danish, from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Carl Morck is given the case. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?
Stay-at-home dad Deuce Winters finds a body among the frozen burgers and bratwurst at the Rose Petal fair's concession stand. And it seems the defrosting deceased was last seen arguing passionately with one of the fair's board members.
Corporal Holly Martin's small RCMP detachment on Vancouver Island is rocked by a midnight attack on a woman camping alone at picturesque French Beach. At another beach a girl is killed. An assailant is operating unseen in these dark, forested locations.
A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Casey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn't believe him - the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can, break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.
Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favour to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
A woman and her six-year-old daughter killed with chilling brutality in a dingy flat. The only clue is the platinum bank card of a long-dead tycoon, found amidst the squalor. DC Griffiths has already proved herself dedicated to the job, but there's another side to her she is less keen to reveal. Something to do with a mysterious two-year gap in her CV, her strange inability to cry - and a disconcerting familiarity with corpses.
When a body shrouded in materials from Threadville shops appears in Willow's backyard, Willow needs answers. But she will have to unravel the deadly mystery before getting tangled up in the killer's string of murders.
Barney knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. He will drain the body of blood, and leave it on a Thames beach. There will be no clues for detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no good reason for Lacey Flint to become involved. And no chance that she can stay away.
A fifteen-foot-tall steel sculpture stands in the courtyard of the Central Intelligence Agency, emblazoned with a coded message that is central to the survival of mankind. One man knows exactly what the statue's message says - because he created it. Dr. Jonathan S. Chalmers heads a CIA unit tasked with containing the greatest secret our government has ever kept - and planning for its consequences. He alone knows the full story of the threats that face America.
Nothing is more important to private investigator Sean Rogan than his relationship with FBI trainee Lucy Kincaid. But when his past catches up with him, Sean faces an ultimatum: clear his name and help the FBI take down a rogue agent, or go to prison and lose everything he holds dear.
THE SHAPE OF WATER, THE TERRA COTTA DOG, and THE SNACK THIEF in one omnibus volume.
These days, not even a new wardrobe can keep fashionista Rita Jewel from feeling blue. Perhaps the cure is a cooking class with a celebrity chef! But her appetite is ruined when murder becomes the main course.
Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is revamping her image and using Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few pounds. But when Felicity is murdered in her sauna, things start getting too hot for Gigi to handle.
When the philanthropists of Philadelphia start dying of mysterious causes, Nell wonders who could have a grudge against such kind, elderly people. Tracing the connections between the victims, Nell attempts to uncover the motive - and the murderer - before another do-gooder gets done in.
When Chef Eve Angelotta arrives at her family-owned northern Italian restaurant outside Philadelphia to start cooking the special of the day, she doesn't expect to find a dead body on the floor. The victim, killed with Eve's favourite marble mortar, turns out to be her grandmother's boyfriend. When Grandma Maria Pia's alibi falls apart and she's arrested for the murder, it's up to Eve and her cousins to find the real killer.
Muslim-American Ash Rashid, a 12-year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department, hears that the mother of one of his daughter's friends was murdered in front of her home-a crime that members of his department would seemingly rather ignore than investigate. Ash launches an inquiry and quickly becomes entangled in a case involving a dangerous mix of election-year politics, crime, and street justice. If Ash doesn't solve the murder soon, his hit-and-run victim may not be the only one to die...
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples when a crew member spots a patch of black oil ahead of them. But the substance is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles from the spoiled sea suddenly attacks, killing everyone aboard while the ship goes up in flames.
For Sophie Winston, planning a cupcake fundraising event turns from sweet to sour when a partner leaves one bakery to open a competing shop. And if their feud isn't bad enough, having one of the shop's employees murdered is definitely the icing on the cupcake. Now Sophie has to sift through the clues to find out which bakers aren't as sweet as they seem.
Aimless young Henrik "HP" Petterson finds a cellphone on a Stockholm train that invites him to play a game. In no time he's embarking on daring high-stakes missions that turn his ordinary life extraordinary. Meanwhile ambitious Detective Rebecca Normen, in the Swedish Secret Service, is troubled by the handwritten notes she keeps finding in her locker.
The Game has brought HP Petterson wealth and freedom, but life is not so interesting now -- until he meets the rich and beautiful Ann Argos in a luxurious Dubai hotel. Meanwhile Rebecca Normen is now an elite bodyguard whose life is thrown back into turmoil when she learns of a web forum containing threatening posts that obviously refer to her.
HP is living off the grid, convinced he is being hunted by both the police and the masterminds behind the Game. He resolves to complete one final mission to expose the Game and uncover the truth behind it. Rebecca has been ousted from the police and is self-medicating to cope with stress. Then she finds a safe-deposit box belonging to her father and is shocked to find it contains a gun and several passports.
It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.
By 1939, Anglo-American journalist John Russell has spent over a decade in Berlin, where his son lives with his mother. But as World War II approaches, he faces having to leave his son as well as his girlfriend of several years, a beautiful German starlet. When an acquaintance from his old communist days approaches him to do some work for the Soviets, Russell is reluctant, but he is unable to resist the offer.
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.
When the father of a Pakistani star cricket player falls dead during a glamorous India Premier League dinner, clearly it isn't just a case of Delhi Belly. But which of the VIPs at the victim's table is responsible for poisoning the man's butter chicken? And was the victim killed for his involvement with a gambling syndicate that controls cricket's illegal billion-dollar betting industry? The answers seem to lie across the border in Pakistan -- the one country Puri swore he would never set foot in.
An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: "Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne." Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. That night, Rafferty is interrogated by Thai secret agents who demand to know what the dead man said, but Rafferty can't remember. When he's finally released, Rafferty arrives home to find that his apartment has been ransacked.
Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning. And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing. Vinnie is an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend.
Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist for help with her chronic insomnia. She doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later as a result of having spoken a phrase aloud in connection with the murder of Katherine Allen, a woman she's never heard of.
Andrew Yancy - late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police - has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol.
When the death of a vulnerable young witness in a case of human trafficking and voodoo causes the normally calm Police Inspector Hector Salgado to beat someone up, he is moved off the project and sent instead to investigate a teenager's fall to his death in one of Barcelona's uptown areas. As Salgado begins to uncover the inconvenient truths behind the city's most powerful families, two seemingly unsolvable cases are set to implode under the hot Barcelona sun.
In an orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's aging director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk late at night, stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife - with Olav nowhere to be found - the case goes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to superintendent in the Oslo police.
In Venice a body has washed up from the Grand Canal: a woman, wearing the robes of a Catholic priest -- a desecration known as the Abomination. It is Captain Katerina Tapo's first murder case and it leads her from the streets of Venice to the uninhabited island of Poveglia to an encrypted gossip website holding the city's secret, to an ancient monastery, and finally to an American military base.
Just because Haley lacks the right qualifications for her new position as corporate events coordinator doesn't mean she murdered her company's chief of security. Nothing about her fashion sense screams deadly killer, but she'll need to shop around on her own for some guilt-proof clues to prove the police are looking in the wrong bag. Especially since some of the other recent hires at the company also have something to hide.
A tie-up burglary at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly lady owner dying and millions stolen in valuables. But her family tells Detective Superintendent Roy Grace that there is one item they are determined to get back. Gradually he learns of the brutal lengths this family will go to, and how the New York waterfront gang wars of the 1920s triggered the bloody chain of events that is set to continue.
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.
Ex-CIA and now freelance agent Scorpion hunts a faceless enemy - a mysterious Iranian known only as "The Gardener".
It's bad enough that Tara has to go to trial against the mortgage-frauding "Tennis Racketeers" who cheated banks and homeowners out of millions in between doubles matches. Now she has to go undercover - in a strip club - to strip the sleazeball owner of his indeed illegal livelihood. At least she's working as a bookkeeper, not a pole dancer. And who needs tips when her undercover crush, Special Agent Nick, is the club's bodyguard?
Summer, 1973. College student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny in a small-town North Carolina amusement park and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
When the mayor calls a press conference about the controversial resort being built in town, Finn's Harbor residents show up to express their concerns. But when the debating turns into fighting, Clara gets a premonition that's nothing but trouble.
When a mysterious client approaches Abby with a cryptic message about a young mother who has vanished, Abby recruits her business partner and BFF, Candice, to assist. But the parents of the missing woman refuse to put their faith in a psychic. What's worse, due to a grave misunderstanding, the family suspects Abby has a connection to their daughter's husband - the man they believe to be responsible for her disappearance.
This is the story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.
When a judge orders three squabbling ladies to attend a literary book discussion group, he hopes the diversion will restore peace to the idyllic island of South Bass, on Lake Erie. The intial book choice is Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, and it just so happens the Orient Express is the island's newest Chinese restaurant. But when the restaurant's owner has the bad fortune of getting murdered, the League of Literary Ladies has a real mystery to solve.
Olivier Bonnard, the owner of Domaine Beauclaire winery, loses a priceless cache of rare vintages to theft. Monsieur Gilles d'Arras reports his wife Pauline missing from their lavish apartment. Judge Antoine Verlaque and Commissioner Paulik (with help from Marine Bonnet) investigate. Then Bonnard finds Pauline dead in his vineyard.
Della Wright has moved to the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains to open a weaving studio. When a local businessman is murdered, and one of her students is suspected of the crime, Della must weave together clues to catch the real killer.
A young, unnamed spy, living in Shanghai, employed by a US Intelligence agency known only as 'HQ', is asked to go undercover as the American ambassador for a massive Chinese multinational conglomerate, and learn the secrets of their powerful CEO Chen Qi, whom HQ believes to be a front man for the nearly uncrackable Chinese Intelligence, known as the Guoanbu. But the spy soon finds that HQ isn't the only one tracking his every move, and that the deadly Guoanbu may be aware of his true identity.
New York art dealer John Madison travels to London to purchase a rare 16th century Italian book of fairy tales. Before he can deliver it to his anonymous client he is robbed by a mysterious man claiming to be the author. Soon the client also goes missing. And before long he will learn that a well-known children's tale contains a necromancer's spell and the truth about an ancient Mesopotamian plague.
To survive, DI Andrew Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also the secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself and the fact that some murders begin in much darker places than he ever imagined.
Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl, who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes, like Inger.
A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over - but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients...
Westchester, New York, 1976 - Cocaine abuse is rampant, the county courthouse is a boys' club, and men are still legally permitted to beat their wives. Enter Dani Fox, the feisty, ambitious 25-year-old assistant DA tired of feeling like an outsider and hungry to bring abusers to justice. Dani confronts emotionally challenging crime scenes and uncooperative colleagues, facing threats to her safety - and even the safety of her pet pig! Wilbur - in order to protect society's silent victims. Spearheading the country's first domestic violence unit in a shifting legal landscape, Dani must find allies where she can, especially when she discovers a seemingly simple case has some shocking twists. But who can she trust, and which of her colleagues will she end up battling both in and out of the courtroom?
Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is brought in by the Party to sign off on the investigation into the death of Zhou Keng, son of a major party member and head of the Shanghai Housing Development Committee. When a number of his corrupt practices were exposed on the internet Zhou was removed from his position and placed into extra-legal detention, where he apparently hanged himself while under guard. Though the Party wants Chen to sign off on that conclusion, the sequence of events don't quite add up.
Eli Paxton is hired to guard the high-priced yearlings on a Kentucky breeding farm. He is no sooner on the job when a young groom is viciously attacked. When the victim disappears, Paxton is assigned to investigate. He learns other staff members on the farm have recently disappeared.
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.
When a policeman is found murdered, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room, DCI Banks is called in to investigate. Working with an officer from Professional Standards he learns that the murder may be linked to the disappearance of an English girl called Rachel Hewitt, in Tallinn, Estonia, six years earlier. As DI Annie Cabbot follows up leads in Eastvale, Banks heads for Estonia.
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 murder in the first book is in the vicarage. There are 39 books--and 39 murders--to follow.
1912. As the Titanic is sinking a mysterious man tells a young girl his life story. It begins in 1888, in a Whitechapel alley, 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.
Wedding bells are ringing in Fort Connor, Colorado, and the House of Lambspun knitters are abuzz with excitement. But when a murder interrupts the wedding planning, Kelly Flynn will have to solve this crime fast to ensure the killer doesn't wind up on the guest list.
A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit-and-run on her way to babysit?
Gabriel Allon is at the Vatican doing art restoration when a woman is found murdered there. He is asked to quietly investigate and learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret - a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions.
December, 1930, Ukraine. After the horrors of war, Luka wants a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality - but everything changes the day a stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo: the bodies of two children. And then a little girl vanishes. Luka is the only man with the skills to find the stolen child in these frozen lands. And though his toughest enemy is the man he tracks through the harsh winter landscape, his strongest bond is a promise to his family back home.
Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off...until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name. Somehow Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way. Somewhere, someone, somehow can put all the pieces together. The only question is, will Harvath get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived?
When the shining star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly asks her husband Dell to uncover the true motive behind this inexplicable crime. Dell was once a mercenary, trained by the French Foreign Legion, so it doesn't take him long to uncover a horrifying rite of passage demanded of the town's most vulnerable girls. The star pitcher's guilt is not in doubt, yet she insists she deserves a trial.
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.
Satanism has reared its ugly head in St-Denis. A female body bearing the ghastly signs of a black magic ritual has been found on a boat. The search for her identity leads to an elderly aristocrat known as the Red Countess, herself a descendent of the bewitching Madame de Montspan, also known as Athenais, a mistress of Louis XVI and a notorious figure in French history. This the last thing that Bruno needs.
A retired university professor, with a rare and incurable degenerative disease that will rob him of memory and life within a few years, witnesses the kidnapping of a pretty young girl. A perverted couple is running a website on which viewers can watch the victim being tortured in real time. He realizes that if he doesn't act the girl may never be found alive.
Milwaukee homicide detective Ellie MacIntosh is called to an arson scene and finds bewildered home owners, an unidentified corpse, and cryptic clues. The ritualistic nature of the crime indicates it isn't random. Ellie doesn't like her obnoxious new partner, Jason Santiago - and he doesn't like her. Yet when she becomes convinced that their investigation is tied to a cold case, Jason finds himself grudgingly starting to agree.
FBI agent Manny Tanno is vacationing at the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn when a reenactor of the Battle is killed right in front of him. It turns out the victim had found the diary of a Crow scout for General Custer and was planning on selling it to the highest bidder. And while the dead body is hard to miss, the coveted book is nowhere to be found. Now, Manny has to watch his back while searching for a murderer and the missing journal, because this slippery killer will do anything to make sure the past stays buried.
The first of the two-part conclusion to the Alan Gregory series. When a new witness surfaces, authorities reopen their investigation into the suicide death of a woman named J. Winter Brown. Alan and his equally culpable friend have inadvertently disclosed details of their involvement in her death to a desperate drug dealer and are feeling increasingly vulnerable.
Sequel to SAVAGES, the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents' history.
Detective Jeremy Fisk. Fisk, assigned to NYPD's Intelligence Division, suspects that an event aboard a transatlantic flight may signal a plot involving more than just a single lone terrorist. So when a passenger from the same plane, a Saudi Arabian national, disappears into the crowds of Manhattan, it's up to Fisk and his partner Krina Gersten to find him before July 4th celebrations begin and the new World Trade Center is dedicated at Ground Zero.