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A dream vacation at a Mexican beach resort swiftly dissolves into a nightmare for criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan when her significant other, Bud Anderson, is wrongly arrested for the murder of the local florist, a gifted plantswoman. With Bud's freedom, and maybe even his life, at stake, Cait has to fight the clock to work out which member of the small Mexican community might have killed the respected florist, and why.
A house that may or may not be haunted and a bank teller who is definitely dead give China Bayles plenty to investigate.
Brandy Borne and her dramatically ditzy mother Vivian will be starring in Antiques Sleuths, a reality TV show based on their antiquarian adventures - and their talent for solving deadly crimes. They are filming at a creepy old house, the site of a 60-year-old axe murder, when the show's producer meets a fatal axe-ident.
Audrey Bloom is designing a bouquet for her childhood friend Jenny Whitney, who snagged the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia. When he is found dead, sprinkled with bits of bouquet, Jenny is showered with the wrong kind of attention as the murder suspect. Audrey decides to dig for the truth, hoping not to become the next Ramble resident pushing up daises.
Lucky's soup shop is busier than usual with itinerant workers in town for the Harvest Festival. When an unidentified man is murdered, simmering suspicions start to boil, and it's time for Lucky to turn up the heat on the killer.
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.
A strapping young Australian named Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his late uncle's affairs, and Lori volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle's overgrown garden. But after Lori laughingly tosses a coin into the garden's old well and makes a wish, she is baffled to find that the wish seems to have come true. Word spreads, and the villagers turn out in droves to make wishes of their own. But as they soon learn, one person's wish is another person's worst nightmare and the village is thrown into chaos.
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favour. Until now. A developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach - with a push from local thugs. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, are on the trail of a mysterious woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and a shady plan to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino.
Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, receives a communication from his father - a soldier supposedly killed in action in Afghanistan. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle, but their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. After Teddy dies in a car accident, Em must finish the interviews for their current book - an "autobiography" of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm. She finds Malcolm at once friendlier, more intimidating, and much sexier than she had imagined. But Em soon starts hearing whispers of skeletons in the Malcolm family closet. And then the police begin looking into the accident that killed Teddy, and Em's control on her life - tenuous at best - is threatened.
Anna Pigeon sets off on an autumn canoe trip to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heather, a paraplegic and Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment, and the teenage daughter of each. On their second night out, after a solo evening float on the Fox River, Anna comes back to finds that four thugs, armed with rifles, pistols, and knives, have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them.
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.
When Harlow Jane Cassidy gets the chance to create homecoming dresses for several high school girls - including her boyfriend's daughter Gracie - she employs her magical talents. But when Gracie's football player date is accused of murder, Harlow knows she has a big mess to patch up before the next big game.
The chief trade commissioner for Canada is found brutally clubbed and stabbed to death in the Official Residence in London, England. Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay is called in to investigate, while RCMP inspector Liz Forsyth is dispatched from Ottawa. The suspects are many - the High Commissioner and his beautiful wife; the smarmy head of the political section; the charming military attache; the high-strung Deputy High Commissioner; and a deeply troubled engagements secretary. After a second murder, the case takes a turn and the radical environmentalist Dr. Julian Cox becomes a suspect.
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.
In 1880s Vigata, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofo turns out to be the son of a man legendary for having a magic garden stocked with plants, fruits, and vegetables that could cure any ailment - a man who was found murdered years ago. Fofo escaped, but now has reappeared looking to make his fortune and soon finds himself mixed up in the dealings of a philandering local marchese set on producing an heir.
Making her way among the courtiers vying for the new queen's favour, royal musician Kate Haywood befriends Lady Mary Everly. With her red hair and pale skin, Mary is a beauty who looks strikingly like Queen Elizabeth - which makes her murder all the more chilling. Now Kate must uncover the trail of a killer whose grievance can only be answered with royal blood.
Former military cop Jack Reacher arrives at the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. He is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.
It started with the disappearance of the pretty young socialite who's the daughter of big-time producer Russell Antonovich. When the girl turns up murdered, Rachel Knight is pitted against Hollywood's biggest power players as well as her own boss, who is desperate to stay on Hollywood's good side. Along with her fierce and loyal sidekick, Detective Bailey Keller, Rachel uncovers an oily darkness beneath the glittering surface of the Hollywood elite. It began with the commission of Hollywood's most cardinal, and most common, sin - the theft of a groundbreaking idea. And it quickly becomes clear that those who know the truth will kill to keep it secret.
Struggling restauranteur Zoe Chase bought herself a used food truck, and in no time she's dishing out classic Southern food on the waterfront and streets of downtown Mobile, Alabama. But when the owner of a competing food truck winds up dead inside her rolling restaurant, Zoe need to find the real killer before she gets burned.
It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is the hot favourite to win. His only serious rival is Arakos from Sparta. When Arakos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. Who else could have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas but the very best? The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time, as soon as the Sacred Games have finished.
Jimm Juree is assigned to interview a local "farang" (European) writer, a man in his late fifties, originally from England, who writes award-winning crime novels, one Conrad Coralbank. At the same time, several local women have left town without a word to anyone, leaving their possessions behind. These include the local doctor, Dr. Sumlak, who never returned from a conference, and the Thai wife of that "farang" writer, the aforementioned Conrad Coralbank. All of which looks a little suspicious, especially to Jimm's grandfather, an ex-cop, who notices Coralbank's interest in Jimm with a very jaundiced eye.
Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb. As Kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern, including the disappearance of a mysterious bystander.
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?
Judith receives a visit from Ruby Tooms, the world-weary barmaid from Little Bavaria. Her mother was strangled but the killer was never caught. With a reluctant Cousin Renie in tow, Judith ventures into her long-forsaken old neighbourhood, the site of the McMonigles' ill-fated Meat & Mingle Cafe, traipsing from nursing home to nursery garden, from butcher shop and bus stop to beer and betting parlors.
Dominique Monahan just wanted to get even with her twotiming, married boyfriend, a washed up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping... and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom? Desmond Edgars, Dominique's big brother, receives a frantic phone call in the middle of the night.
Lily Moore joins a group of travel journalists for an all-expenses-paid press trip to Mexico's famous resort town of Acapulco. When she arrives at the luxurious Hotel Ceron, she finds a resort that's nearly deserted, a staff who waits attentively to serve guests who aren't there, and abandoned construction projects on the grounds. When Lily's fellow journalist, Skye McDermott, suddenly disappears, Lily knows something is terribly wrong.
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.
Berlin, 1948. John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA, trying his best to cut himself loose from both before his double-agency is discovered by either. He and his Soviet liaison, Shchepkin, seek out one final operation - one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other. It will be the most dangerous task Russell has ever taken on, but one way or the other, it will be his last.
North Carthage, Missouri. On the eve of Nick and Amy Dunne's 5th wedding anniversary, Amy disappears. Passages from her diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behaviour. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?
On a routine home visit, a London social worker discovers her psychotic client serving tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. Unable to make sense of the woman's confused ramblings, Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson asks Frieda Klein for help uncovering the dead man's identity. Frieda soon learns that he was a notorious con man - one Robert Poole. But Frieda can't help feeling that Poole was killed to embroil her in the investigation, that her past isn't done with her yet. And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
Ruth Lennox, housewife and mother of three, is found dead in a pool of her own blood. The police call in psychotherapist Frieda Klein. A patient's chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Is Frieda getting closer to unraveling either case? Or is she just the victim of her own paranoid, fragile mind?
Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch receive a visit from their friend Simon Tanner, who was attacked and robbed of a package he was bringing to them, a manuscript that may be a lost version of Hamlet. But Lord Carfax, head of British intelligence, claims the manuscript conceals the identity of an Englishman who was a Bonapartist spy. And one of the possible suspects is Malcolm's late father.
The enormous bell in the belfry of Eastport's All Faith Chapel, silent for decades, suddenly booms forth. Upon inspection of the steeple, the police uncover the body of local teenager Karen Hansen. When the news of Karen's murder spreads and much of the evidence points to Jake Tiptree's likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing partner, Ellie White, get to work.
Wendy Gould is a happily married suburban mom who, in a moment of weakness, follows an attractive stranger up to his hotel room where a horrifying murder takes place and she's the only witness. Now she's forced to run from rogue federal agents determined to keep her silent, even if it means killing her.
Jocelyn Shore's Thanksgiving stay at her uncle's ranch takes an unexpected turn when she discovers Uncle Kel threatening his son-in-law Eddy with a shotgun. Kel is none too happy about how Eddy has been treating his daughter Ruby June. Eddy's life is spared - but now Ruby June has gone missing. And before there's even time for the police to conduct a full investigation, Jocelyn finds Eddy's body at the bottom of a caliche pit.
Bill Slider and his team take one look at the handsome young man found exsanguinated in his bath, and become convinced something isn't quite right. As they try to identify the man - whose personal papers are missing, along with his wallet and keys - it seems that the more they find out about him, the less they really know.
October 5, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night pursuing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human hand. And things get worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot outside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. As the week goes on, a cyclist is found dead in suspicious circumstances, and the arsonist strikes again. Frost is on the case, but another disaster - one he is entirely unprepared for - is about to strike.
An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
London, early 1950s. Marcia Beasley of St John's Wood is discovered dead in her home, naked and covered with a coal scuttle. It is a discomfiting matter, not only for the victim's niece Rosy Gilchrist eager to distance herself from her aunt's fate and raffish reputation but to all members of the deceased's social circle. The floral Felix and acidic Cedric, awful Vera, self-enamored artist Clovis Thistlehyde, the amiably inane Fawcett family all, it seems, have secrets to hide and grudges to bear. Reluctantly Rosy is drawn into a mesh of intrigue, encountering those she would prefer to avoid and uncovering facts she would rather not know.
Rookie cop Ellie Rush dreams of becoming a homicide detective, but for now she patrols L.A. by bike. And on the day of the Chinese New Year Parade, trouble could be lurking around any corner.
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.
DS Glyn Capaldi is in hospital recuperating from concussion and the after effects of a car crash. His passenger, a young woman he was bringing in for questioning, is dead. He is initially riven with guilt and self-recrimination. Until he starts to question the possibility that it may not have been an accident. But, if not, who had been the target? Had he made an enemy capable of achieving that level of planning and implementation?
Spiritual medium Emma Whitecastle and the ghost of Granny Apples head for Sin City, where a former showgirl is haunted by a dead Vegas hoodlum. But when an aging mobster is found dead and the showgirl goes missing, Emma and Granny Apples decide to go all in on finding the killer.
Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for 20 years, reaches a tipping point when Victor loses his factory job and finally discovers the charges Joan has been adding to his credit card -- wardrobe and makeovers to impress her secret lover. A novella.
The Holy Land, 1291. A war has been raging across these lands for decades. The forces of the Crusaders have been pushed back again and again by the Muslims, and now just one city remains in Crusader control. That one city stands between the past and the future, and must be defended at all costs. That city is Acre. Into this battle where men will fight to the death to defend their city comes a young boy. Green and scared, he has never seen battle before, but he is on the run from a dark past and has no choice but to stay - and to stay means to fight. That boy is Baldwin de Furnshill.
Bounty hunter Karl Morgen goes after Miro Knotts on a skipped bond, finding the dope dealer wrapped around an underaged girl at a rave in Seattle. Dragging Miro in the hard way gets Karl's license revoked, while Miro gets off with a suspended sentence. Finished in Seattle, Karl finds work as a process server in Vancouver. But after Miro ducks a drug sweep by escaping north of the border, he decides to come after Karl, blaming him for the mess his life has turned into. Karl, on the other hand, wouldn't mind another crack at the scumbag who had his license revoked.
College-age girls with long red hair are brutally murdered and posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life-a criminal brought to justice with the help of Casey Woods and Forensic Instincts. It becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey-a connection that grows closer and closer to her.
When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the only clue is a map leading them to spot where they'll find the madman's next victim. As the body count rises, Maggie must race against the clock to unmask the monster terrorizing America's highways, even if it means turning to a former foe for help. But as she gets closer to finding the killer, it becomes eerily clear that Maggie may be the ultimate target.
When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat--an adult female tiger--attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human. Digging into the victim's life, Decker and his colleagues, Detectives Marge Dunn and Scott Oliver, discover that Penny was an exceptionally peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky sex with call girls. Following a trail of clues that leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling too many suspects and too few answers.
When Gil Martin, an agent with the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith - in the system, in himself, and in God - deeply. And now a serial killer terrorizing the morally righteous is found to have religious motivations, upping the case from homicide to domestic terrorism. A number of prominent secular icons die or are injured abruptly and under suspicious circumstances. As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection - answering his prayers in a terrifying way.
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.
The body of a prostitute is found in an Edinburgh close with a playing card, nine of diamonds, on the corpse. A few days later a man is attacked in the street, and left badly bruised and battered with the nine of diamonds in his pocket. Faro seizes on the connection and it is not the last calling card. But what is it that links the victims? Beset by hostile superiors and a police-hating public, Faro feels he may never crack this confounding case.
Easter, 1974. A family vanishes without a trace from the island of Valo outside of Fjallbacka. The dinner table has been exquisitely set, but everyone except the one year-old daughter Ebba is gone. Years later Ebba returns to the island and the old summer camp where her father ruled a boarding school with an iron hand. She and her husband Marten have decided to renovate the house and open a B&B. They've barely settled in before they are subjected to an attempt of arson. And when they begin to remove the floor boards in the dining room, they find dried blood underneath...
Tragedy strikes during an expedition through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. At the base of a windswept ridge that forms the border between Canada and the United States, Cole Blackwater finds the body of his business partner and former rival Brian Marriott, a bullet hole in his head. Cole's long history of violence and his antagonistic past with the deceased puts him in the spotlight of the murder investigation.
One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem - the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist.
An anonymous hacker is threatening the US government with a new weather technology and a series of natural disasters. Unaware of the crisis in Washington, investigative journalist Jon Mallory stumbles on a list of seven prominent scientists who have been murdered over the past dozen years. When the person who gave him the list disappears herself, Jon realizes he has unwittingly become part of a deadly chain of events and contacts his brother, private intelligence contractor Charles, for help.
More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he'd never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he's learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he's done, police unearth two bodies on his property - neither of which is the one Jason buried. Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colourful cast of strangers.
In the first in a new evocative historical mystery series, debut author Alyssa Maxwell captures the glittering world of Newport, Rhode Island in its heyday.
Melanie and Angie, co-owners of Fairy Tale Cupcakes, are providing treats for the Sweet Tiara beauty pageant. A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom try to eliminate Mel and Angie's young friend Lupe from the competition, and when the judge turns up dead, Lupe is crowned lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie need to find the real killer before Lupe winds up strutting down the aisle of a prison block.
Cop Dan Connor retired to the remote islands off the Pacific Northwest Coast 7 years after putting a troubled criminal named Walker behind bars. When a mysterious boat drives Connor from his anchorage and a marine biologist working in the area goes missing, Connor is forced to team up with his former nemesis, Walker. They have little in common and are from very different cultures, but when a life hangs in the balance and a terrorist plot comes into play, their distinct knowledge and skills are the perfect mix.
Dandy the devoted wife and mother decides it is time to decamp; Dandy the intrepid detective, however, decides to decamp to the scene of a murder she would dearly love to solve.
A kind stranger helps Jenna Cooper protect her baby boy when a killer tornado rips through a Dallas flea market. But in the aftermath, Jenna can't find her son or the woman who'd been holding him. As the FBI launches an investigation amid the devastation, reporter and single mom Kate Page uncovers troubling clues to the trail of the woman last seen with the baby--clues that reveal a plot more sinister than anybody had imagined.
Stan is asked to cater a doggy Halloween party, hosted by the Happy Cow Dairy Farm. Farmers Hal and Emmalee Hoffman, having opened up the farm for parties, offer a "haunted" corn maze as an added attraction. When Hal's lifeless body is found in the maze, the police at first suspect his wife, but Stan soon learns the dairy farmer had plenty of enemies.
John Bodine's online gaming business is growning and he's planning a family with Ruby Dawes - until Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and their insurance won't cover her treatment. John steals a customer's identity and files a false medical claim. It works perfectly - until the customer contacts them and forces them to commit crimes. If they fail, he will report their fraud. Trapped, their only hope is to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game alive.
Dr. Lou Welcome receives a call from Washington DC physician Dr. Gary McHugh. A patient of McHugh's, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Elias Colston, has been found shot to death in his home - soon after McHugh paid him a visit. Did McHugh kill Colston? He has no recollection of committing a crime because, later that same night, McHugh wrecked his car in an alcoholic stupor. As more facts come to light, Lou has serious doubts about his friend's innocence. But something about McHugh's story still doesn't add up - and soon a shocking truth is revealed.
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?
As commander of the Special Branch, Thomas Pitt has the job of keeping Britain safe from spies and traitors. So why he is suddenly ordered to investigate two minor incidents: the blood, hair, and shards of glass discovered outside the home of naval weapons expert Dudley Kynaston, and the simultaneous disappearance of Mrs. Kynaston's beautiful lady's maid?
A reclusive widow hires retiree-turned-sleuth Ivy Beasley and her associates at Enquire Within to investigate recent ghostly visitations, but when the ghost is revealed to be flesh and blood, the widow may be in more trouble than Ivy and her team can handle.
Mike Ford grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out. As the Davies Group's rising star, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite men and women who really run Washington - and the world. But peddling influence, he soon learns, is familiar work: even with a pedigree, a con is still a con.
Sarah Grayson is the proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine, where she sells used items that she has lovingly refurbished and repurposed. But her favourite pet project so far has been adopting a stray cat she has named Elvis. But when Sarah's elderly friend Maddie becomes the prime suspect in a murder, it's up to Sarah and Elvis to clear her friend's name and make sure the real murderer doesn't get a second chance.
It is New Year's day, 1900, when the brilliant violinist Sebastian Cavendish is found dead. The last few days of his life are a mystery, but in the final hours of 1899 he wrote a cryptic suicide note mentioning a cursed inheritance, took poison, and died in agony. Vanessa Weatherburn, an established detective and ex-tutor to one of Sebastian's friends, is engaged to investigate the dead man's final movements.
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?
A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik harbour with nobody on board. What has happened to the crew, and to the family who were on board when it left Lisbon? Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the young father's parents to investigate, and is soon drawn deeper into the mystery. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed, especially given that when she boards the yacht she thinks she sees one of the missing twins? Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?
What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. If the whip had not been mislaid, it was likely the body might not have been discovered for a couple of weeks or a month, by chance when someone turned over the straw. And other carters passing through would have snored the night away next to a woman's corpse!
On a trip to Brussels, Maigret unwittingly causes a man's suicide, but his own remorse is overshadowed by the discovery of the sordid events that drove the desperate man to shoot himself.
When Thea Osbourne agrees to house sit for Oliver Meadows as a favour to her mother, she expects a few days peace and quiet. But as usual, Thea quickly finds herself at the center of a dark mystery when she discovers a dead body in the gardens of the house.
Winter, 670 AD. King Colgu's feast day is interrupted by a page claiming that he has an important message for the King. Suddenly, the man, shouting 'Remember Liamuin!' stabs King Colgu. Who is Liamuin? It is a female name? Who is behind the assassination attempt? Colgu's lawyer sister, Fidelma of Cashel, and her companion, Brother Eadulf are charged with solving the mystery.
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.
Trixie Markowski has a lot on her plate running the Silver Lake Diner and nearby cottages, but before she can say "Order's up!" one of the cottage residents is found dead. Trixie suspects the crime might be linked to an unsolved disappearance in the town's past. But when word gets out that she's on the case, Trixie's in trouble. After all, the murderer won't spare her life just because she makes a killer corned beef sandwich.
John Warren is preparing for an early morning duck hunt when he hears two shotgun blasts. Only later does he learn they were the sound of Dan Roberts's death. That night, a drunk woman calls Warren's house, offering a motive for the crime he didn't commit. Roberts was sleeping with Warren's wife - and he wasn't her only lover. Warren didn't kill Roberts, but as the rumors begin to swirl, he may wish that he had.
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.
Nobody is prouder than Stone Barrington of his son Peter, an accomplished film writer and director who plans to move to California to make pictures for Centurion Studios, along with his best friend Benito Bacchetti and girlfriend Hattie Patrick. But as the trio are driving to their new home in Los Angeles, they unknowingly run into an old enemy of Stone's. And the arrival of Peter and his friends may provide an irresistable opportunity for vengeance.
When Manhattan's elite are beset by a series of clever crimes, and Stone Barrington is a material witness, he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe.
A painter is found dead at sea off the coast of a remote Greek island. For our enigmatic detective Hermes Diaktoros, the plot can only thicken: the painter's work, an icon of the Virgin long famed for its miraculous powers, has just been uncovered as a fake. But has the painter died of natural causes or by a wrathful hand? What secret is a dishonest gypsy keeping? And what haunts the ancient catacombs beneath the bishop's house?
Business intelligence operative Iain Black, having survived the hotel bombing that killed his friend and partner in southern Turkey, vows to find out who was responsible - then make them pay. Historian Karin Visser, who also lost friends in the blast, teams up with Iain to uncover secrets hidden deep within the region's past, from the bloody division of Cyprus all the way back to the Trojan War. Piecing the puzzle together, Iain and Karin discover the shocking conspiracy behind the blast. But now they're running out of time to reveal it - before they're silenced for good.
Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players - a hard-nosed linebacker who has earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his agent hires Spenser to find the men he says have been harassing his client. Heywood's troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting two years earlier. But when Heywood's nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, and ransom demands are given, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs.
A human leg is discovered in a woman's freezer, bagged up liked a joint of pork. The search begins for the rest of the corpse, but soon body parts are turning up in kitchens, garages and potting sheds. DC Fiona Griffiths is drawn into a web of obsession, money, deceit, and acute personal danger.
As Enchanted Village's resident Wishcrafter, Darcy Merriweather has the power to make other people's wishes come true, but what she really wishes is that she had the power to uncloak the invisible man who's stalking her best friend...
On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll meet MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with... MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds... LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by... CASSIE - the redhead with her own private agenda... and WEAVER - the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!
As PI Jasmine Sharp battles her demons and Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates since before Jasmine was even born.
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.
When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation. Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia. Braving hostile seas, Cassius and his allies follow the assassin's trail south aboard a ship captained by a roguish Carthaginian smuggler and manned by his disparate, dangerous crew.
Brooklyn's sister Savannah and her former culinary school classmates all became successful chefs - including Savannah's ex-boyfriend Baxter. When Baxter invites them all to the gala opening of his new restaurant, Savannah asks Brooklyn to restore a rare antique cookbook as a gift for him. On the night of the gala, Baxter is found dead, the cookbook is gone - and Savannah is the suspect du jour. It is up to Brooklyn to clear her sister's name before she winds up slinging hash in a prison cafeteria.
Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot - which is anything but ancient history.
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.
Twenty years ago, one-year-old Lauren disappeared in the most terrifying way imaginable. Snatched from a creche during a momentary blackout, Lauren was never seen again and to this day her mother still grieves her loss. When ex-policeman Tom Lomax gets a mysterious offer from Sara Eaton, heir to a massive fortune, to fly to her private island, all expenses paid, he cannot help but be intrigued. Sara has received a troubling message and, despite all the privileges in her life, she now has no one to turn to and doesn't know whom she can trust.
This time it's Monk's turn to rock the boat as he deals with choppy waves, obnoxious kids - and murder on a cruise ship.
When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in a janitor's closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the murderer made off with the victim's ticket and boarded a flight to Stockholm. After he manages to slip through the customs dragnet, Detectives Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm of Intercrime's A-Unit take over the investigation. They learn that the method of torture used was not only a highly specialized means of extracting information secretly developed during the Vietnam War - allowing the victim to whisper, but not to scream - but also that it was the modus operandi of an allegedly deceased homicidal maniac known only as the Kentucky Killer.
The killer's methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New York City. He tattoos his victims' flesh with cryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an agonizing, painful death. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector-the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago-Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case.
Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen to work with a small team tracking down a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don't know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye-and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.
When Sunny Coolidge's boss, Oliver, lands in rehab after breaking his leg, and his flirtatious roommate dies unexpectedly in the night, Sunny and her feline sidekick Shadow are deployed to find out who killed the old tomcat.
Two Iranian agents hand over one million dollars to a Russian engineer for a thumbdrive. The drive contains a deadly computer virus that could shut down all electrical power in the United States at a keystroke. In rural North Dakota, a lineman is electrocuted, and the local cop sent to investigate is shot to death. As rolling electrical blackouts begin to shut down major US cities, the war for energy domination begins.
1913. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Navy, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has nothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss in far-away London. He begins to realize his life is at stake when activities in China suddenly escalate from innocent data-gathering and casual strolls along German military concessions to arrest warrants and knife attacks.
Ex-convict Peter Boutrup moves to remote, rural Denmark to start a new life. But when a young woman goes missing on New Year's Eve and Peter discovers the body of Ramses, an old acquaintance from prison, things start to unravel.
For one killer Central Park is the perfect hunting ground. A young woman has been found dead in a lake in a secluded section of the park. But is she the first victim of a psychopath or a clue to other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found? Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman follow a twisting trail of evidence to find the answer.
After a senior banker was kidnapped Brodie delivered the ransom money on the instructions of the abducted man's wife, but the drop went disastrously wrong. Brodie was coshed in the kidnappers' den. He woke with a gun in his hand next to a dead banker with a bullet in his head. The bullet comes from his own revolver, the banker's wife denies knowing him, and his pockets are stuffed with ransom notes. In an apparent act of desperation, Brodie cheats justice by committing suicide in his cell. Could this be the sordid end for a distinguished ex-copper, decorated soldier and man of parts?
Single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the tuition for the private school his teenage daughter adores. Thomas Galvin, one of the wealthiest men in Boston, offers Danny a $50,000 loan. But as soon as the money is wired into his account, the DEA is at his door and Danny is forced into an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment.
Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.
Angelo DiNoto is a powerful crime lord in 1967, his empire bolstered by importing pure heroin from an old Turkish farmer. But when a five-million-dollar shipment goes missing during the Newark riots, DiNoto isn't the only one willing to turn over every rock - and bust some heads, arms, and legs - to find it.
First came love, then came marriage, but before Izzy Chambers can welcome her new baby to Sea Harbor, she and her fellow Seaside Knitters have a mystery to solve. An abandoned baby seat is found on the beach and a man dies in a suspicious diving accident.
Detective Lorrimer must protect his city after a terrifying threat in the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society.
The British Midlands. Inhabitants call it the 'Black Country', and with good reason. When three members of a prominent family disappear - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - Scotland Yard Murder Squad is called in. But Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith have stepped in something much more bizarre than they thought.
Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi to study a mysterious grave wherein lies the Lady in Red, an anonymous but perfectly preserved and stunningly beautiful body. The professor's research links the corpse to a historic scandal with connections to elite Zinnia families. The society ladies of Zinnia call on Sarah Booth Delaney to counter the research, but the truth behind Olive's research is clear as Mississippi mud, and when Sarah Booth discovers a present-day dead body, she knows there's more than just family pride and Southern heritage at stake.
When the notoriously flirtatious Shell Hurst disappears during the Fourth of July fireworks display, bookstore owner Annie Darling can't help thinking someone should look for her. Annie and her husband Max are soon following a twisted trail marked by blackmail, betrayal and adultery, winding from the corridors of the island's lovely inn to a pier lashed by pelting rain, to a gathering on the terrace of a country club - where a trap is set for a calculating killer...
Oliver Anchor-Ferrers is recovering from heart surgery at his grand country home when his wife discovers something horrifying in the garden, a grisly sight all too reminiscent of the tragedy that traumatized the family fifteen years ago and haunts them still. It's impossible. How could they have let that man out of prison? Meanwhile, detective Jack Caffery resolves to finally discover the true circumstances of his brother's disappearance and demands help from the one person he knows can lead him in the right direction. But that help will come at a price.
Piper Lamb has decided to pursue her dream of opening Piper's Picklings, her own shop of pickles and preserves in the idyllic small town of Cloverdale. While she is promoting her business at the town fair, things turn sour when a bagpipe player is found floating in Piper's old-fashioned barrel of brine - and the wrong man stands accused of murder.
Penn Cage is determined to save his father, a doctor who has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn's quest for the truth sends him deep into his father's past, where a sexually charged secret lies waiting to tear their family apart. More chilling, this long-buried sin is only a single thread in a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the vicious Double Eagles, an offshoot of the KKK controlled by some of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state.
J. P. Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee-replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind-blowing mysteries he's ever faced. A series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force with the Seattle PD, and then even earlier, to his days in Vietnam, reminding him of people and events he hasn't thought about in years. Are they just drug-induced hallucinations? Beaumont isn't so sure. When tugging on those threads from long ago leads to present-day murders, Beau's suspicions are confirmed. Some bodies from the second watch just won't stay buried.
It's homecoming in Absaroka County, but the football and festivities are interrupted when a homeless boy wanders into town. A Mormon "lost boy," Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother but clues are scarce. Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that is presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.
Anna and Lukas have a happy marriage but when, in a moment of madness, Anna has a brief fling with Erik, a man she met at a work conference, she regrets more than just her infidelity. Erik is a disturbed individual who goes to extreme lengths to get Anna's attention, including kidnapping her 10 year old daughter and attacking her mother.
Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Kiruna. Joining forces once again with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella, Rebecka is drawn into a murder and missing-person investigation that becomes entangled with old rumors of a German supply plane that mysteriously disappeared in 1943. Shame and secrecy shroud the locals' memories of the war, with Sweden's early collaboration with the Nazis still a raw wound. And on the windswept shore of a frozen lake lurks a faceless killer determined to keep the past buried forever beneath half a century's silent ice and snow.
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.
Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail is arrested for the murder of his wife Katie. Abe Glitsky finds other possible suspects for Dismas Hardy, Chase's defense attorney: Patti Orosco - rich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hal's former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hal's own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katie's gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal works - only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there.
Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. The case demands that someone goes undercover. The dangerous mission falls to Sergeant Ingeborg Smith, reverting to her journalist persona to get the confidence of a wealthy local criminal through his pop star girlfriend. And soon, murder makes a reappearance.
Picardie, France 1964. Midnight at the exclusive and mysterious Spa St Jean des Eaux, near Poissons-les-Marais. A man is standing in the therapy pool. But he's not there for his health - someone has chained him to the bottom and let him to die very, very slowly. Along with the unusual and elaborate method of execution, the dead man has Inspector Lucas Rocco's name and number in his pocket. Patrons at the Clos du Lac refuse to speak and the ministry officials sent from Paris to assist, only attempt to derail Rocco's efforts to find answers.
Non-mystery. Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstrom's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1905, at 19, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But none of her hopes--or fears--prepares her for the life she will lead. After 2 brief marriages, she finds herself a widow twice over, and the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white supremacy rule, where she is isolated within society by her profession and her sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her colour.
1858. The driver and fireman of a goods train are speeding along near the Scottish border. They take a sharp bend and see the track ahead ripped up. With no time to react, the engine veers off the rails and plunges into the lake below, taking the wagons and men with it. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming learn that the sabotage might be the work of a rival company - or perhaps the target is the Queen and Prince Consort, en route to Balmoral.
The tranquil life Brigid Quinn builds after being pushed into early retirement is disrupted when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid's career - the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protegee, Jessica. Though he knows details never made public, and has offered to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain, the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake.
Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a "Sparrow," a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency's most important Russian mole. As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and - inevitably - forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well.
Just when Cam's farm-share is beginning to flourish, murder threatens to spoil her success. The victim is the man she just fired - handyman Mike Montgomery, stabbed to death by a pitchfork.
Billionaire Francis Reboul spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his coastal estate. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa. It's up to Reboul's friend Sam Levitt to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent Reboul from becoming a victim of Vronsky's "Russian diplomacy."
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.
Non-mystery : Val McDermid's modern re-telling of the classic Northanger Abbey.
Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick is laying low at a house he's inherited in rural Pennsylvania. He is surprised to fall for his neighbour, Nola Watkins, who is under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large, mysterious development company. He's more surprised to see highpowered drug dealers driving the smalltown roads - dealers his bosses don't want to hear about.
Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont are at their London hat shop, preparing for an Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea. The tea serves as a fundraiser hosted by the Grisby family, who wants the new children's hospital wing named after their patriarch. When the Grisby heir is poisoned, evidence points to Scarlett and Viv, and the police become curiouser and curiouser about their involvement.
Now that Kim's become important to him, Robert Naysmith decides to tell his girlfriend his deadly secret. He wants her to recognize the power he holds. He hopes he won't have to kill her. Detective Inspector Harland hasn't forgotten the serial killer who got away from him. But with nothing to go on, he fears he will never bring him to justice--until he is called to investigate the brutal murder of a woman in her Bristol home. A random attack and a murderer who has carefully covered his tracks--alarm bells start ringing. Then Harland meets Kim, and one last game of life and death is about to begin.
The dashing grey-eyed policeman, poster boy of the Calcutta Police Station, Inspector Bikram, has landed a case that refuses to solve itself out. Will Bikram be able to expose the murky underbelly of the city's most affluent and influential?
Gibraltar lawyer Spike Sanguinetti must go to Malta where his uncle and aunt are dead after a domestic dispute escalated into a blood-soaked murder-suicide. The more he looks into his relatives' deaths, however, the more he is faced by a troubling question: what could have prompted a mild-mannered art historian to stab his wife to death, then turn the knife upon himself? After reuniting with an ex-girlfriend, Zahra, now working in Malta as a translator, Spike embarks on a dangerous trail that leads all the way from the island's squalid immigrant tent camps to the ornate palazzos of the legendary Knights of St John.
When a normally mellow tiger at a rescue facility corners a terrified vet, animal behaviourist Grace Wilde needs to use her psychic ability to get to the root of the problem.
Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates at Oslo jail, and absolves them of their sins. Some people even whisper that Sonny is serving time for someone else: that he doesn't just listen, he confesses to their crimes. Dedicated Oslo police Inspector Simon Kefas has just been assigned a new murder investigation and a new partner, all on the same day. Both of them knew Sonny's father. To Sonny he was the man he idolised, to Kirk he was his best friend. Both were devastated when his corruption was revealed. But neither of them knew the truth.
Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie has never met the bride, has never even seen a clear photograph. But she knew her sister and she knows that something is desperately wrong.
Toni Holmes is the best gluten free baker in Oiltop, Kansas -- okay, she's the only one - but when her grandmother becomes a murder suspect, she's more concerned with keeping Grandma free.
When Private Berlin's superstar agent Chris Schneider suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet. Mattie Engel, another top agent at Private Berlin - and Chris's ex - throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone-and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.
Private security firm Rutherford Risk's new client has hired him to locate and shut down an Amsterdam-based sweat shop that enslaves girls for labour. Enter import/export enterpreneur John Know, forensic accountant Grace Chu, and a young girl who could provide the key to their investigation - if she wasn't so afraid of the consequences she'd face for helping them.
Why is an antique dollhouse worth killing for? Vintage notions shop owner Daisy Buchanan is on the case.
There's a killer stalking the Square Mile, with a particular interest in the secretive Angel Bank. And in order to find the killer, Alice and Don must dig deep into the toxic heart of the city, where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.
London 1785. When the body of a West Indies planter is found, suspicion falls upon one of the victim's former slaves, who was found with his watch on the London streets. As Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther begin to investigate, they find the answer is not that simple.
A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with 5,000 pounds in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Banks soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early '70s at the University of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism.
When a cheap crooner by the name of John Schwarz, who earns his keep on a ferry between Sweden and Finland, loses his temper with a man harassing women in the crowd and beats him unconscious, Detective Ewert Grens discovers that John Schwarz is not who he says he is, but instead John Meyer Frey - an American citizen from Marcusville, Ohio - a man who died on Death Row the previous year. This mystery initiates the most remarkable criminal investigation of Grens's career.
Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire - so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven? The town wants to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Sone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company - who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared. Julia knows that having another murder associated with her family's business is a recipe for disaster - but who is the killer?
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.
15 bodies were found stuffed in a cistern in an abandoned cornfield. And if that wasn't bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably someone they saw every day....
A small British team, three ex-soldiers and one student dropout who knows the language, are sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent young woman named Farideh. Her husband is a corporal in the Revolutionary Guard, entrapped by MI6 and held in a safe house in Austria. His job as driver for a top general means he knows the location of nuclear sites and other secrets. But he won't talk unless they will bring out Farideh.
When Hector Cross's life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp.
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?
Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops. A killer his old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this seemingly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout - some of it mob, some of it federal government - over the $89 billion dollar cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.
A university is an institution for higher ecucation and research. It can also be a place where academic brilliance leads to overinflated egos, bitter politics and finally, murder.
Translated from the French. Detective Lucie Hennebelle and Inspector Franck Sharko investigate a rare and violent film from the 1950s in which are embedded unspeakable heinous subliminal images. As they strip away layers they uncover a darkness that spreads from France to Canada, Egypt to Rwanda, and beyond.
When a mysterious woman claiming to represent the mother of Sarah Brandt's adopted daughter is murdered, Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy uncover revelations that will not only affect Sarah's future with her daughter, but her future with Malloy...
Frank Malloy is assigned to a new case - finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston. It seems the girl had been responding to "lonely hearts" ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she's eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims.
When her mother falls ill, undertaker Violet and her husband Samuel are summoned back to England from the American West. There she's honoured to undertake the funeral of Anthony Fairmont, the Viscount Raybourn, a close friend of Queen Victoria's - but it's difficult to perform her services when his body disappears. As Scotland Yard searches for his earthly remains, Violet's own investigation takes her from servants' quarters, to the halls of Windsor Castle, to the tombs of ancient Eqypt.
After a tragic paddleboarding mishap, husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont hit the beach to find a murderer.
Ronnie Bagley is locked up and facing trial for the murder of his girlfriend and baby. Two weeks before he's due in court he suddenly fires his defence team, claiming there's only one lawyer he wants to defend him: Joe Parker. Little does Joe know that Bagley is smarter than anyone has given him credit for, and soon Joe will find himself pitched against his own brother, Sam, in a race to outwit the most terrifying serial killer the city has ever seen.
When Angie Braddock's closest friend becomes a murder suspect, Angie and the quilting circle set out to patch the clues and stop a killer.
A young couple wakes disorientated, trapped and without food or water. There's no escape. Instead there's a gun loaded with a single bullet and a mobile phone with charge enough for a single message: when one of you kills the other, the survivor will walk free. Other pairs are soon taken. The victims appear to be selected at random, but the planning is meticulous. Until DI Helen Grace can establish a connection, a twisted killer will remain out of reach.
A cluster of suicides among the elderly has been dismissed by the police as routine -- but Tom Thorne disagrees. Unfortunately he has stepped out of line once too often and has been demoted to uniform - and his suspicions are ignored by his former colleagues in the Murder Squad.
Willow, owner of the chic machine embrodery boutique, In Stitches, must follow a trail of glow in the dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer - before she becomes the next fashion victim.
Derbyshire's CID has discovered a man's body lying in shallow water, but torrential rain has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible. The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can't track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passer-by.
It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond is dispatched by M to the troubled West African nation of Zanzarim. He is to quash the rebels threatening the established regime. But Bond soon realizes the situation is far from straightforward, and piece by piece he uncovers a twisting conspiracy that extends further than he ever imagined.
Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang's mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has attracted the attention of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But things really get complicated when Ellie's search for an Army buddy's missing brother entangles her in a conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, and an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire, and lots of cats.
Lucy Kincaid joins what is supposed to be a simple sweep of known offenders with outstanding warrants. But when Lucy and her team try to bust two local brothers for jumping bail, she walks into a hotbed of pure evil. Their names are George and Jaime Sanchez. They are charged with murder, drug trafficking, and worse. The brothers have been using their basement as a holding cell for children they kidnapped for the cartels. When George agrees to turn on his brother, he is murdered behind bars.
Police Judiciaire Commissaire Capucine LeTellier takes a frantic call from Cecile, her best friend. Cecile has just bought a fabulous Louis Vuitton steamer trunk at the Paris Flea Market. She's horrified to find the trunk contains the naked body of a man who seems to have blown his head off. Capucine's restaurant critic husband identifies the body as uber-chef Jean-Louis Brault, who had been rumored to be an inch away from losing his third Michelen star.
Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be appearing on the hit television show This Old Attic as a rare book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a valuable first edition of the classic children's story The Secret Garden, owned by a flower vendor named Vera. But soon Vera's ownership is contested by an angry thug, and the show's host is being threatened. And when Vera is found dead, Brooklyn must enlist the help of her securities-expert boyfriend and her cupbake-baking new neighbour to find a clever killer.
Not only is Dixie looking after a schnauzer with a nose for trouble - a recent dog walk turned up a baby in a bramble patch! - but she's also just accepted a job minding multi-millionaire oilman Roy Harwick's Siamese cat and his wife's collection of rare tropical fish. And now, you guessed it, a dead body has turned up in the unlikeliest of places. Can Dixie make her way out of this mess and manage to restore paw and order...or will she end up in the doghouse?
When his uneasy truce with long kingpin Irish Mike Madden is threatened by a sudden accidental death, Daniel McEvoy decides it's high time to settle the score and ensure that no one around him - his smarmy plastic surgeon best friend, his chronically alcoholic long-lost aunt, his 40-year-old grandmother or his selectively amnesiac sometime girlfriend - becomes collateral damage.
Between her demanding position as president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and her blossoming relationship with FBI agent James Morrison, Nell Pratt has her hands full. But when she discovers a dead body on a historic dairy farm that is being threatened with demolition, Nell will have to dig into the past to solve a murder in the present.
When her Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to the charming town of Gracious Grove and her grandmother's cozy shop, Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of tea house events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson's upcoming bridal shower. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy's fiance's mother dies while sampling scones at a competing tea house. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a kiler before the guest list becomes a hit list.
Former U.S. Marshal and now private contractor Simon Fisk is given a choice by French police: he can work with them to find a kidnapped 6 year old or he can go to jail for his actions on a past case. Simon sets out in pursuit of the missing child, but her captors did not leave an easy trail, and following it will take Simon through the ritziest nightclubs and the seediest back alleys, into a terrifying world of international intrigue and dark corners of his past he'd rather never face again.
Arthur Vonz is one of the most powerful men in Los Angeles, a filmmaker among the ranks of Spielberg, Coppola, and Kubrick. He hires PI John Darvelle to find a young woman named Suzanne Neal, an incandescent beauty who just might be hiding something. What starts as an easy assignment soon has Darvelle plunging deep into the hidden world of Hollywood's elite. A twisting, turning journey puts him face-to-face with the LAPD, a ruthless underground crime operation, and a cold-blooded killer.
Zero point energy: a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. One scientist thinks he has found a way to tap into it, however. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. The NUMA team must find and destroy them or soon the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.
Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. When a colleague - a woman who resembles Goldy - is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu.
The holidays are Sophie Winston's favourite time of year. But this season there seems to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then Sophie's neighbour takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it's the cookie swap turned fatal encounter that really gets her wondering who's naughty - and who's nice.
When a couple is found dead in their own bedroom and their house burglarized, some of their household slaves know what is about to happen to them - they will be executed unless the culprit is found. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by tradition is respected as a haven for refugees. This is where Flavia Albia comes in. The authorities, under pressure from all sides, need a solution. Albia, a private informer just like her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is asked to solve the murders.
After a foodie judge is murdered, the sheriff is wondering if candy shop owner Ava Oosterling fits the mold for a murder suspect.
Australian jewel thief Wyatt has a bounty of stolen jewels and a yacht. When he discovers that the gems are fakes, he begrudgingly joins forces with Raymond, his estranged nephew and an established criminal himself, to lift some expensive artwork. But it isn't long before things go south, leaving Wyatt with some tough choices. Will the young and eager Raymond prove to be a worthy pupil or is he nothing but dead weight?
Meg Reed bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Grag Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg's idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel's Rest - a two-thousand-foot peak - to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can't imagine being more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff. And if the climbing doesn't kill her, a murderer just might.
Faced with a murder charge and unable to prove his own innocence without breaking his sworn attorney client privilege, Jason Kolarich must hunt for the truth about his mysterious client, a series of brutal killings, and the reason why he's been set up to take the fall.
When Sheriff John Gaines is called down to the riverside, it is to supervise the uncovering of a body of a teenage girl. The corpse is perfectly preserved and the girl could have died yesterday. But the locals of Whytesburg, Missisippi are in for a shock. For Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades - has come back to them from the cold embrace of the river bank.
This time Stephanie's in deep. To get to the bottom of the mess, she's going to have to keep things "Top Secret."
Liv Montgomery is swamped coordinating Celebration Bay's Fourth of July festival. But when a Revolutionary War reenactor goes missing and a dead body winds up in his place, she'll need to solve this crime before someone else becomes history...
Paris, 1937. Cristian Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish emigre, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm. Ferrar is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic's beleaguered army - an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle against fascism. Joining Ferrar in this mission is a group of unlikely men and women: idealists and gangsters, arms traders and aristocrats and spies.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives - meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.
The legacy of the Sun-Pharaoh has disappeared into the sands, but only after the discovery of Tutahkhamun's tomb do people believe the half-crazed man who insists there is a vast lost labyrinth beneath modern Cairo. When Jack Howard and his team hear of the crazed engineer, they dive into the past, to a people who have sworn to guard the greatest secret of all time...
Three naive Italian liberals, exiled in Istanbul, have bungled their instructions to kill a Polish prince - instead, they've kidnapped him and absconded to an unused farmhouse. Little do they realize that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies, who are passing along false orders under the code name La Piuma, the Feather. It falls to Inspector Yashim to unravel all this - he's convinced that the prince is alive and that the Italians have hidden him somewhere.
Tom Williamson is convinced his wife, Tess, dead from a fall 17 years ago, was murdered. Richard Jury learns that a nine-year-old girl fell to her death five years before Tess at the same country house in Devon where Tess died. The girl had been a guest at a party Tess was giving for six children. Jury seeks out the five surviving party guests, who are now adults, hoping they can shed light on this bizarre coincidence. Meanwhile the bodies begin to pelt from the sky: an elegantly dressed woman falls to her death from the tower of a cottage near the pub where Jury and his cronies are dining one night. Then the dead woman's estranged husband is killed as well.
Alex McKnight returns to Detroit when he learns that a young man he helped put away - in the one big case that marked the high point of his career - will be getting out of prison. While there, he's reminded of something about that young man's case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It's not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can't let go of the feeling that they arrested the wrong man. And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.
After a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high security mental health ward, the staff realize that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward's patients, and furthermore that he was released in error. They call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate, and to track Isaac down before he can kill again. Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he's got planned?
3 years ago Anneliese Vos, 16-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared in mysterious circumstances. His desperate search for her failed and resulted in his departure from the police force. Now Laura Bakker, a misfit trainee detective from the provinces, comes to tell him that Katja Prins, daughter of an important local politician, has gone missing in circumstances similar to Anneliese.
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.
Senior staff at Alemany Cosmetics company come home with a secret after a team-building course in a remote country house. Now, they are committing suicide, one by one. Soon, they may all be dead. Each has received a photo from an anonymous source of three dogs hanging dead from a tree near the house. Deciphering the personalities of these high-earning executives and their power structure, Inspector Salgado has his own way of making them speak. But Barcelona is now freezing cold and the city is hunkering against an unusually cold spell. Can Salgado break the ice before it's too late?
On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis a young woman's brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is, but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her.
Intelligence analyst Holly Boland is trained to think differently, so when a U.S. army officer's daughter is kidnapped from a military base in Venice, Holly is sure the abductors want more than a ransom. Meanwhile policewoman Captain Kat Tapo has found a webcam feed embedded in the encrypted website Carnivia.com. It shows a terrified teenage girl, hooded and tied to a chair. A strand of text scrolls across the screen: "Sensory deprivation is not torture." The webmaster: Daniele Barbo, creator of Carnivia, has never let the government access his servers. Why would he help Kat and Holly find the missing girl?
Fashionista and part-time sleuth Haley Randolph has landed her ticket to ride: a job planning events for big-deal Hollywood clients. She is assigned a hugely complicated Beatles-themed bash. On her way to check out the party's custom yellow submarine cake, Haley finds the baker lying in a pool of blood. And of course the police are eyeing her as a possible murderer. With a long suspect list, Haley will be working at least eight days a week to keep herself out of those awful prison outfits - while tracking down the season's hottest bag: the Enchantress. But the killer may be much closer than she thinks.
Bob Lee Swagger joins a journalist in tracking down the legendary Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova, a sniper who was once the most hunted woman on earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. The more Swagger learns about Mili's last mission, the more he's convinced her disappearance was no accident - but why would the Russian government go to such lengths to erase the existence of one of their own decorated soldiers?
STATE OF THE ONION, HAIL TO THE CHIEF and EGGSECUTIVE ORDERS in one volume: White House chef Olivia Paras is as skilled at solving mysteries as she is at preparing state dinners.
When 30-year old Red Cameron met handsome, charming and rich 35 year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there was instant attraction. But as their love blossomed, the truth about his past began to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But far from being over, her nightmare is only just beginning.
November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions - between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration - begin to appear.
Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Walt's old boss Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper he discovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice -- Wyoming style.
It's early May when a young family out on a forest walk stumble upon a heavily mutliated body. The female corpse is in eerily good condition, and signs of torture are all too visible. Inspector Malin Fors immediately draws parallels between this case and that of Maria Murvall, the young woman who was found raped and brutally beaten in the forest several years ago. Maria has been living as a mute in the local psychiatric hospital ever since the attack, and Malin is haunted by her inability to help her.
Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble. With Brigit out on the beat, Megan is writing up enough tickets to wallpaper the whole station. But when a bomb goes off at the mall's food court, it's up to Megan and Brigit to start digging - and sniffing - for clues. With the help of dead-sexy bomb-squad expert Seth Rutledge and his own canine partner named Blast, Megan finds herself in a desperate race to collar a killer.
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.
Abby's wedding day is fast approaching, but she has more to worry about than pre-wedding jitters. When her fiance Dutch is assigned to a local suicide bombing case, Abby fears that this case may be his last. So when another suicide bomber strikes, Abby must race to catch the criminal before it's time to throw the bouquet!
Asked by a group of ex-colleagues to hunt down a former Taliban tyrant who has claimed UK asylum by assisting the British government, Spider is forced to decide between his sense of justice and his job. For as he struggles to save the life of one man, he's on a path to extinguish another.
Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer can't wait to see the new museum exhibit on antique textiles - but her enthusiasm turns to terror when she discovers a dead body behind her store.
Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem...
A sequence of salacious murders has Detective Sergeant McAvoy on the hunt for a sadistic killer in Yorkshire. At first the man found hanging in his apartment, naked and dead, is thought a suicide. But more bodies begin to surface, and all are connected to the underground erotic scene.
DS Catrin Price, receiving a series of cryptic messages from an old school friend, tracks him down to an isolated town in the wilds of the Brecon Beacons. There she finds him destroyed by fear for his missing daughter and living in terror of a shadowy figure he refuses to name. The girl is a promising singer, and all Cat has to go on is a haunting video of her performing in a local talent competition. Other girls in the area have been going missing, and when one of them is found dead in an abandoned mine shaft, Cat fears the worst.
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.
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.
Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What's more, they're missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.
Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian prime minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes and very few people willing to talk. When Harry lays hands on some CCTV footage that will help him unravel what happened that night, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger in Bangkok.
New York City, 1894. Captain Jack Crake is a decorated veteran of the Union army and a successful mogul in the meatpacking industry. But this powerful man also has a hidden private life as a predator of young women. Working for attorney Jeremiah Prescott, private investigators Pamela Thompson and former police detective Harry Miller are engaged to search for a maid allegedly abducted by the captain. Before they can find her, Crake is murdered in a hotel in Saratoga Springs. Pamela's ward, Francesca Ricci, working as a chambermaid, is accused of the crime.
Event planner Pepper Pomeroy is making the most of her current unemployment by arranging a surprise for her sister, Felicity. Felicity's boyfriend, Warren, plans to propose on a private jet and whisk her away to a romantic getaway. Everything goes according to Pepper's plan until she finds a dead boy in the hangar's ladies' room...
Summer, 1585: fear of the impending Armada is mounting. Sir Francis Drake prepares to cross the Atlantic and seize major Spanish ports, diverting Philip's American treasure supplies to Queen Elizabeth. Giordano Bruno, radical philosopher and spy, accompanies his friend Sir Philip Sidney to Plymouth to oversee Drake's departure. But when a ship's captain is brutally murdered, and Drake's life threatened, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins. And when Drake's young wife and her cousin arrive, Bruno and Sidney find themselves thrown into an unexpected rivalry.
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone - maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she finds that digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?
John Knox, an expert at surveillance and delicate, international dealings is pressured into accepting a job as an art broker in Istanbul, a melting pot of spies, terrorists, and conflicting interests. Teamed with smart, quick, and fearless Grace Chu, Knox must navigate a murky operation, the only goal of which is to spend five minutes in the proximity of a man they've never met. Why? What can it possibly matter? And why are so many others bound and determined to see it never happens - at any cost?
Clodagh Hamilton, trying to come to terms with her past visits a hypnotherapist who unleashes disturbing childhood memories of her father's death, and memories of another tragedy come to light. What terrible events took place at the Hamilton house all those years ago? And what connects them to the recent murders in Dublin being investigated by the criminal psychologist Dr. Kate Pearson?
Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protegee, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear. Her finding is so astonishing that it, even more than the arsonist, threatens the resort's very existence.
Rebus is back on the force albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened and Rebus's team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have something to hide? His colleagues back then called themselves 'The Saints', and swore a bond on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can one ever become the other?
When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, they find inside her purse the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Meanwhile, the Hand of Fate, in its usual subtle fashion, sends Tempe a clue by dumping a bundle of contraband Peruvian dog mummies onto her desk. Peruvian dog mummies? Had Tempe only had a nose for the implausible, she might have made the connection, made this a short story.
An attack outside Stanford University thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the fold of the Sanguines, an ancient Vatican order who seek the answers to a mystery found within the pages of a gospel written in Christ's own blood. As the threat of Armageddon looms, she must join forces with an ancient evil to halt the plans of a man determined to see the world end.
The ladies of Alder Avenue - Grace, Julia and Malina - struggle to care for one another amidst a city rife with conflict, but life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears. A black woman was recently murdered at the factory where their husbands work, and the ladies fear that crime may fortell Elizabeth's fate. When an unmistakable sound rings out, the vicious secrets that bind them all will be revealed.
A veteran con man shows up in Fort Connor - and is found dead in his car outside the House of Lambspun. When one of the shop's knitters becomes the prime suspect, Kelly Flynn and her friends will need to focus on sorting through a long list of fleeced suspects to catch the killer.
Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including mistakenly using face creams that burn the skin. Could someone be trying to put them out of business? Meanwhile on the home front, successful career woman Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana - a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new - this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.
Caprice is worried about her pregnant sister. Bella's marriage is coming apart like a bad wallpaper job, and to make matters worse she's decided to meet up with Bob Preston, a house painter that Caprice frequently employs. When Bob is found dead in a pool of paint, it is time for Caprice to stage an investigation.
Your mother...she's not well, his father tells Daniel over the phone. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.
Angered by sanctions placed against its nuclear program, a rogue state is threatening to release a nightmarish biological weapon. Racing against time to prevent a global pandemic, vetern Taskforce operative Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill follow the trail across Southeast Asia to the United States.
Bess Crawford enjoyed a wondrous childhood in India, where her father, a colonel in the British army, was stationed on the Northwest Frontier. But in 1908, Colonel Crawford's regiment discovered it had a murderer in its ranks, an officer who killed five people in India and England yet was never brought to trial. A decade later, tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess learns from a dying Indian sergeant that the supposed murderer, Lieutenant Wade, is alive-and serving at the Front. Was he really guilty? And was her father complicit?
Her estranged godmother's will, in bequeathing Red Barn Cottage to Josephine Tey, stipulates that she must personally claim the house in the Suffolk countryside. Sorting through the artifacts of her godmother's life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous death committed on the cottage's grounds a century before. Yet this old crime - dubbed the Red Barn murder - still seems to haunt the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants.
A body washes up on the beach of a small town on the Oregon coast: the dead man's shaven skull has been torn open, and his upper body is covered with neo-Nazi tattoos. A "walking wounded" schizophrenic is accused of the crime. Mack, the director and sole employee of the local mental-health outreach program, searches for the real killer, pulled deep into the world of hate groups. Dell is forced to share some of his "dark arts" knowledge with Mack. Together they discover the treasonous fog of evil that hovers not just above their town, but above America itself.
Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, Louis Kehlweiler catches sight of something odd on the pavement. A small white object, surrounded by the excrement of local dogs. A piece of bone. Human bone, in fact. The tiny fragment obsesses him so much that he follows the trail to the tiny Breton fishing village of Port-Nicolas. Because someone there owns a pit bull terrier. A dog that would take a bite out of anything. Even the foot of a corpse. But where is the corpse? Or the murderer?
When their grandmother dies, adult siblings Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling London home. Rather than sell it, they move in together, splitting the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend, a devilishly handsome novelist named James. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next changes the lives of everyone in the house.
Fabrio Collini, an elderly and unassuming man, enters a Berlin hotel and kills a prominent industrialist. Rookie defense lawyer Caspar Leinen is assigned the case - but how he can defend a man who admits to murder yet refuses to say why he did it? When Caspar discovers his own connection to the victim he must confont a personal and professional dilemma.
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.
Introducing Maisie Dobbs, young housemaid turned nurse during WWI, and then a private investigator after the war. Maisie is hired to investigate an infidelity case that forces her to revisit the horrors of the Great War. Recommended.
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.
Lt. Col. Michael Parson's newest assignment as safety officer at an air base in Kyrgystan is a welcome change of pace. But when a C-27 crashes on the runway, it's discovered that the plane was smuggling raw opium. Recruiting Sergeant Major Sophia Gold as an interpreter, Parson must investigate not only what caused the crash, but who supplied the cargo. And the answers they find lead to a nightmarish revelation.