hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Ella Mae LeFaye proprietor of Havenwood, Georgia's Charmed Pie Shoppe, is perturbed when Havenwood is rocked by a series of mysterious deaths. She realizes that the mystical symbols left at each crime scene are dangerously personal. Now she will have to whip up all her supernatural skills to uncover a killer out to settle an ancient score - before the murderer devastates everything Ella Mae is determined to protect...
When China's friend, filmmaker Karen Prior, is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that the death is linked to a student documentary that Karen was supervising. The film's subject was the almost fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. China learns that the motive for the Morris murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art and enlists the help of her San Antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski to track down the murderer.
While visiting her mother for Thanksgiving, China Bayles teams up with an old friend, game warden Mackenzie "Mack" Chambers, to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community.
Brandy Borne and her drama-queen mom, Vivian, are in New York to sell a rare 1940s Superman drawing at a comics convention. When an intruder breaks into their hotel suite, they naturally suspect a felonious fan, over-eager to acquire their artwork, but instead they find a murder victim impaled by a pen-shaped award. Suspects ranging from comic-book collectors to crime kingpins lead them from convention hall to strip joint, from retirement home to precinct lock-up.
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.
Four recently sold cottages are standing empty in Finch, and the locals fear that a developer plans to turn their cozy village into an enclave of overpriced weekend homes. Then Lori Shepherd has a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor named Arthur Hargreaves. Lori is enchanted - until she discovers detailed maps of Finch in his library. Next, a real estate agent comes knocking.
When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she'd be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of the crime, she suddenly has a new houseguest. Walker has been getting under her skin ever since he took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement. For the sake of her sanity--and Walker's freedom--they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture.
Two mentors for the Silver Linings youth organization have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. If that weren't enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeeper's office at St. Cyril's Church. What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harry's voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe nothing. But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harry's farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet - and somebody's gone to great lengths to cover them up.
Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses - one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile, the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the Inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts. That is, until the Inspector himself becomes the prime suspect in an unspeakably brutal crime.
India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India. Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair - trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society - becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression.
Tori is preparing to become Mrs. Milo Wentworth in a few days. But Beatrice, a fellow member of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle, has learned that her former nanny took a fatal fall in her new employers' home and suspects the death was not an accident. Now Tori's spending her last days as a single woman untangling rumors and stitching together motives to find a killer.
When Painters Mill Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide - a man found hanging from the rafters in his barn - evidence quickly points to murder. She finds herself following an elusive trail that points back to an incident, thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished - and his young wife disappeared without a trace.
Derrick Storm determines that an unknown extremist has secured enough of the rare earth element promethium to create a laser with the power to shoot down planes from the ground. Details, intuition and courage lead Storm to Monaco, Panama City and Egypt as he meets beautiful women, rides angry camels and rescues innocent victims in his valiant effort to track down the maniacal mind behind the terrorism.
When Laurie Moran's husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father's killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy's dreams. Laurie is haunted by more - the killer's threat to her son as he fled the scene: "Tell your mother she's next, then it's your turn..." Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show.
Married parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built - leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all.
A woman is found on the sidewalk, killed after plunging from her apartment. But something about the gruesome scene grabs freelance photographer David Corman's attention. Though near starvation, the woman had been buying formula to feed to a baby doll. Before she leapt, she tossed the plastic child out the window. David photographs the dead woman and her pretend child, and he begins researching her past.
Rose is off to the annual convention of the International Teapot Collector's Society, eager for tough cookie Zunia Pettigrew to appraise a prized antique teapot she believes may be a holy water vessel from China. But when Zunia declares the pot a fake, Rose is really steamed. After Zunia's found dead beside Rose's dinged-in teapot, Sophie must rush to her grandmother's aid and find the real killer - before Rose is steeped in any more trouble...
Syrup maker Dani's family is trying to help renovate the town's Opera House, but their contractor Russ Collins seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. And his latest one is killer. In the Opera House basement, Russ uncovers the remains of Spooner Duffy, a charming drifter thought to have skipped town decades ago with a hefty sum of the town's money. Tapping into some unpleasant memories, Spooner's bones also threaten to reveal a murderer's secret, and now it's up to Dani to catch a killer before the town is stuck with a deadly reputation.
Judith and Rennie are housekeeping at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island when they stumble across a dead body on the beach. Uncovering dangerous shams, scams, and secrets, Judith and Renie must dig for clams and answers as they discover that retirement can be deadly - at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
1888. A violinist is brutally murdered in his Edinburgh home. Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Frey is confronted with a puzzler. There was no way in or out of the locked practice room. Black magic symbols on the floor. The dead man's maid swears there were three musicians playing before the murder. And the suspects all talk of a cursed violin once played by the Devil himself. Frey has always been a man of reason, but the longer this investigation goes on, the more his grasp on reason is slipping.
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.
According to fudge shop owner Ava's grandpa, a famous divinity fudge recipe from the 1860s is hidden somewhere in a local historical church - a treat fit for a prince. But when a fire in the church reveals the body of a murdered man, it looks like someone is willing to go to any length to possess the valuable secret to the divinity fudge.
Everything is going so well for top-notch defence lawyer Arthur Beauchamp that, in a moment of career restlessness, he decides to switch sides, just the once, and prosecute a young man charged with murdering a clown. Beauchamp is confident he can prove Randolph Skyler is guilty. It's a case Beauchamp will never forget, not even years later, when he's happily remarried and retired to a bucolic life on Garibaldi Island in the glorious Salish Sea. As Beauchamp is about to learn, the older you get, the greater the chance is that the past will come back to bite you.
Amy-Faye Johnson's event-planning business is thriving in Heaven, Colorado and she loves her book club, the Readaholics. But lately her hometown has felt a little less heavenly. First, she agrees to plan a wedding without realizing the groom is her ex-boyfriend. Then, Ivy, one of her fellow Readaholics, dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances.The police rule Ivy's death a suicide by poisoning, but Amy-Faye and the remaining Readaholics suspect foul play.
Magazine feature writer Meg Reed is at Mount Hood's remote Silcox Hut, covering Oregon's elite high-altitude rescue team, the Ridge Rangers, during their four-day winter training. But during a sudden blizzard she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her - until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood.
Pekkala's charred body has allegedly been found at the site of an ambush on the frontline. Stalin refuses to believe the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia. A new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before. But, unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap. Each step brings Kirov closer to the truth about Pekkala's disappearance, and meanwhile Pekkala's nemesis is closing in for the kill.
After their flight to Mexico is cancelled, Clyde and her detective boyfriend, Mac, end up snowed in with their families at a supposedly haunted hotel. Clyde's tarot card reading mother, Rose, is making dire predictions for the weekend, and self-proclaimed pet psychic Aunt Vi is enchanted by the legend of the hotel's ghost - until the power goes out and a body turns up. With a hotel full of stranded suspects, Clyde will have to draw on all her skills - both the police ones she'd rather forget and the psychic ones she'd rather ignore.
Dr. Willow McQuade, owner of Nature's Way Market & Cafe, has put the finishing touches on a new medicinal plant garden for Greenport's annual Maritime Festival and is ready for the festivities to begin. But it's not all flowers and sunshine at the grand opening, when Willow discovers the body of another contestant, Dr. Charles White, face down in her garden. Willow's hunky boyfriend, Jackson Spade, immediately becomes a suspect due to a recent fight with Dr. White.
Bailey had it all - a job she loved as a high-powered investigator in a top Miami law firm, a gorgeous condo in a stylish downtown high rise, a handsome boyfriend, a sizeable inheritance. But that was before a brutal attack left her with a growing paranoia, especially with the attacker still on the loose. Plagued by nightmares, she begins spying on her neighbours through high-powered binoculars, becoming obsessed with the new tenants in the building across from hers.
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.
Biology PHD candidate Marie Skov investigates the apparent suicide of her mentor, Kristian Storm. Storm had been facing academic dishonesty charges, as well as heated criticism of his research that suggested a vaccine for African children was causing more harm than good. Skov learns that his on-site work in Guinea-Bissau was marred by intimidation, sabotaged data, and the suspicious death of another scientist.
Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to destroy American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back before it's captured by the Russians or one of the various terrorist groups also vying for it. Only Caruso stands in their way - but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?
London, 1890. Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad are hunting down four murderers escaped from prison. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family. Worse, during the escape, the killers stumbled upon the location of the notorious Jack the Ripper, thought gone for good but now prepared to join forces with them.
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.
When Wattles, the San Fernando Valley's top "executive crook," sets up a hit he establishes a chain of criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that the hitter doesn't know who hired him. Then someone breaks into his safe and steals the list of names on the chain, and so Wattles turns to Junior Bender for help. Junior suspects Herbie Mott, his own burglar mentor and second father, but when he seeks Herbie out to discuss the list, he finds his mentor very unpleasantly murdered.
The first target is a church in Mobile, Alabama. The bomb is a savage act of domestic terror that will earn the respect of jihadists across the world. Especially the deranged leader of Al Shabab. The bombing has also drawn the attention of the FBI, CIA, NSA - and special operative William Parker. Recovering from a tragic loss, Parker is not ready to return to active duty. But when he learns that the terrorists possess anti-ship missiles - he must destroy the enemy - or deal with the terrifying consquences.
Jane Lawless investigates the disappearance of Eric and Andrew's hot-headed, charismatic 12 year old son, Jack. Jack has previously masterminded risky situations with his less volatile cousin, Gabriel, who is troubled, having recently consented to genetic testing since his father died of ALS. But have the boys escalated their adventures? Jane's first impression of the case isn't good - in fact, she's not convinced the boys ran away at all. She thinks they may have been abducted - or worse.
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.
It has taken nearly two years for the Warwickshire village of Radcote to put a spate of teenage suicides behind it. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorbike accident, and a suicide note is found among his belongings. A homeless boy takes his own life, this time on the railway tracks. DI Lorraine Fisher has just arrived for a relaxing summer break with her sister. Soon she finds herself caught up in the resulting police enquiry. And when her nephew disappears she knows she must act quickly.
Rookie case officer Kyra Stryker is brought back to Langley to work in the Red Cell, the CIA's out-of-the-box think tank. When a raid on Chinese spies in Taiwan ends in a shoot-out and the release of a deadly chemical, the Red Cell must figure out why China is ready to invade the island nation without any fear of reprisal from the US Navy. To do so, Stryker must extract the Agency's top CIA asset in China before he's arrested and executed.
When middle-aged Caroline Daniels takes a deadly fall in front of a train and her lover fails to turn up at the funeral, Oxford PI Zoe wants nothing to do with the case. But Caroline's boss is persistent, and as Zoe attempts to unlock the secrets of a woman she's never met while in search of a man who could be anywhere, she starts to wonder if he's found her first. And if he has, will that make her the next victim, or prove to be her salvation from a paralyzing fear?
Homicide detective Sarah Lund is contacted by National Intelligence, which fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen. When Zeuthen's 9 year old daughter, Emilie, is kidnapped the investigation takes on a different dimension as it soon becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to the murder of a young girl in Jutland some years earlier.
LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush stops for a friendly chat with gardener Eduardo Fuentes while patrolling one of Los Angeles's premier concert halls. A few minutes later she's shocked to discover him lying at the bottom of a staircase, clinging to life and whispering something indecipherable. Nearby, the father of Xu, a Chinese superstar classical musician, claims Fuentes was knocked down while attempting to steal his son's multimillion-dollar cello - a story Ellie has trouble believing.
In Belle Epoque Paris, Edouard Mas is a photographer's assistant -- his job is to take pictures of corpses before they are carted off to the Paris Morgue. If the bodies are unidentified, the photos will be put behind glass for the whole city to view, in a morbid display of lost and found. As he comes across more and more bodies stripped of their identification and laid out in methodical poses, he suspects that he is dealing with those who dabble in art - the art of death. The morgue - their museum.
A selection of more than 100 recipes from today's best-selling cozy mystery writers, including Julie Hyzy, Cleo Coyle, Laura Childs, Avery Aames, and others. Serves up mouthwatering appetizers, entrees, and desserts alongside a taste of each author's work, giving fans an opportunity to discover new meals and new favorite mystery writers in one volume.
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.
Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancee, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters are attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect. But the puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage - who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him - is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him.
A woman's naked body is found washed up on Cramond Island near Edinburgh. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh. The kitchen is covered in blood and the occupant is missing. But Skinner, now Chief Constable of Strathclyde, is based in Glasgow, so the cases are off his patch and he has no reason to become involved. Yet he does, unwittingly setting a course to the toughest choice of his life.
Four years ago, the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home put Chicken Teater in the ground. Now undertaker Emma Lee Raines is digging him back up. Chicken's ghost has been pestering her to figure out who killed him. Chicken's widow may be a former Miss Kentucky, but the love of his life was another beauty queen: Lady Cluckington, his prize-winning hen. Was Mrs. Teater the jealous type? Chicken seems to think so.
Former LAPD detective lieutenant Peter Decker is now in upstate New York, working for the Greenbury Police department. A possible break-in at the local cemetery seems at first like a false alarm -- until it's discovered that a mausoleum's stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries. Then, a coed at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered.
After a traumatic car accident wipes out his memory, Matt Barron keeps having a recurring dream of being in a house with a group of dead bodies and a bloody knife in his hand. Then one night, the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable and Matt is forced to flee for his life. There's only one person who can help. Ex Met cop, turned private detective, Tina Boyd. But Matt's a hunted man and, as Tina digs into his background, she suddenly finds herself in the firing line too.
Former Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther is asked to do favours for Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. This time, the favour is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems. Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda. Perfect territory for a true cynic whose instinct is to trust no one.
Summer, 1942: The OSS convinces con man David Walker that posing as German astrologer Peter Kepler is a better use of his time than going to prison for impersonating a Princeton University professor. His mission: use his skills in illusion, sleight of hand and deception to gain Heinrich Himmler's trust and persuade him to assassinate Adolph Hitler.
JW hasn't wasted his time in prison and he's planning a grand comeback. Jorge is tired of his new, square existence selling lattes and cappuccinos. Life deluxe looms on the horizon as he plans his last heist. This time it will be very big money. But the police are closing in and an undercover officer has got deep into Stockholm's criminal inner circle. Close to Jorge, close to JW. At the same time, someone is out to get the Godfather himself - Radovan Kranjic.
For Marcy's nemesis, Nellie, and her sister, Clara, the Renaissance Faire is an opportunity to finally put Marcy's embroidery shop out of business. They have set up competing booths right next to Marcy's. When Clara is discovered dead in her own booth - strangled by the scarf she had almost finished knitting - Marcy becomes the prime suspect.
Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia Petrelli has returned to La Fenice to sing the lead in "Tosca." Invited by Brunetti to dine at his in-laws' palazzo, Flavia confesses her alarm at these excessive displays of adoration she is receiving from an anonymous fan. And when a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia's attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia's fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined.
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 jail where Hal works - only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there.
George Fowler heads a lucrative London criminal syndicate that specializes in the production and distribution of "blue films" - nasty illegal pornography. But someone is undermining his empire from within, and Fowler becomes increasingly ruthless and paranoid, losing trust in just about everyone. He ends in a hideout bunker in a tiny English beach town, attempting to reassemble the pieces of his empire in the face of his own total, irreparable unraveling.
After a girl goes missing in a 1996 mayoralty campaign in a hamlet for upwardly mobile blacks on the north side of Houston, the nephew of one of the candidates is arrested. Lawyer Jay Porter reluctantly finds himself serving as a defense attorney. With a man's life and his own reputation on the line, Jay is about to take his first murder case, a case that will also put an electoral process on trial, exposing the dark side of power and those determined to keep it.
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.
When zillionairess Zelda Zoransky decides to throw one of her famous parties - with a guest list as colorful and diverse as her private zoo - it's up to Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster, assistant extraordinaire, to pull the whole thing off. But even with the help of her telepathic cat Tango and ectoplasmic pooch Whiskey, it's one killer assignment. Especially when she finds a corpse in the pool.
Former Detective Inspector Fin Macleod has returned to the outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis where he was born and raised, intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald - the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili - a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan.
When the Moonlight Magnolia gang learns their friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson are planning to open a chic new restaurant, they eagerly offer their input on everything from what dishes to serve to how many calories they should contain. But all Ryan and John can think about is how excited they are to have hired the temperamental but talented chef Baldwin Norwood. Too bad the only thing being sliced and diced in the kitchen is the chef himself.
Hundreds have gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes. But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakery's truck - and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own.
Lance Curran's wife Doris finally emergers from a fog of deceit and blame to cast a new light into the murder of her daughter.
On the wind-battered Banffshire coast, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas. But when odd things start to turn up in barrels of fish - with a strong whiff of murder most foul - that's exactly where Dandy Gilver finds herself!
A two-year-old girl is found wandering the streets of Philadelphia in the middle of the night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. She does not speak, but she may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park. As the detectives investigate, more bodies are found at Priory Park, and they're drawn closer and closer to the doors of Luther's devious maze and the dark secrets of Cold River.
1855. The incompetence of British commanders in the Crimean War causes the fall of the English government. Opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, confront a killer who targets the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.
Kristan "Stan" Connor and her organic home-baked pet treats are big hits at the Groundhog Day festivities in quirky Frog Ledge, Connecticut. Then Helga Oliver, the town's elderly historian, is found crumpled in the basement of the Historical Museum, pushed down a set of stairs. Stan's dogged determination reveals Helga's ties to an unsolved death in 1948 . . . but how does that connect to Adrian Fox, who has just arrived in town to shoot an episode of "Celebrity Ghost Hunters"?
Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone. Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She is his boss's wife. And Olav's just been hired to kill her.
Pauley's done a few bad things in his life. He's been around the block quite a few times, spending most of his life inside the block. But now, age 52, he's got an honest job making high-class torture racks and other exquisite playthings for an S&M outfit in downtown San Francisco. His only real problem is he needs a new set of wheels and he's going to pick one up today, a beat up Ford from one Martin Seam. Sometimes a ticket to Hell only costs $600 . . . nonrefundable, of course.
Agent Alex Baines is about to resign when his former mentor - now the current Ambassador to the Congo - offers him an opportunity to start over. But the post isn't what Alex imagined. The US company Consolidated Mining seems to be everywhere. When a hostage situation involving a survey team arises, Alex is sent in, finding himself in the middle of the conflict with a guerilla leader and Marie Tsiolo, a native geologist on the team.
Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe, recently arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, is soon following the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the internet and all the way to the corridors of power.
Wealthy young women are being murdered on Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she cracked was the mystery of her parents' deaths. Now, while she's working to exonerate her brother of his glamorous girlfriend's homicide, she's driven to get involved in the West Side murder spree.
The controversial Sofia Delacruz has come to London from Spain to preach a revolutionary gospel of love and forgiveness that many consider blasphemous. Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, is charged with protecting Sofia - and shielding Her Majesty's government from any embarrassment that this woman, as beautiful as she is charismatic, might cause. When Sofia suddenly vanishes and two of her female disciples are gruesomely murdered, Pitt is challenged as never before.
After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett has decided to volunteer her talents as an instructor at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts - known as "The Tabby" and housed in the long-vacant Trumbull's Department Store. But when the school's handyman turns up dead under seemingly inexplicable circumstances on Christmas night, Lee's clairvoyant capabilities begin bubbling to the surface once again.
DI Brady is glad to escape his troubling personal life. He throws himself into a case, but the more he learns, the more troubling things become. The dead young man was an aide for a local MP, and Brady is under pressure to handle the politics carefully. But that was never really his style ...
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?
Sarah gets dragged into a controversy over developing the waterfront. Most of the residents - including Sarah - are for it, but there is one holdout - baker Lily Carter. So when Lily is found murdered in her bakery, it looks like somebody wanted to remove the only obstacle to the development. But Sarah soon discovers that nothing is as simple as it seems. Now, with the help of her cat's uncanny ability to detect a lie, Sarah is narrowing down the suspects.
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....
Samuel Craddock has learned to accept that his friend Jenny Sandstone's personal life is strictly secret. But when Jenny's dying mother tells Craddock that Jenny is in danger, he is confronted with a dilemma. He wants to respect Jenny's privacy, but he is haunted by the urgency in the dying woman's voice.And then someone tries to kill Jenny.
1893. Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the suspicious suicide of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams. Holmes, convinced by his own ratiocination that he is a fictional character, has faked his death at Reichenbach Falls. This presents a problem for James - for if his fellow investigator is a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can he do to fight against the sinister power - possibly named Moriarty - that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?
Just as Mike surfaces from a four-month bender Velda walks out on him. When he later learns she has become the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn, Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a newspaperman and a police detective. But can they find Velda in time?
Maravan, a Tamil dishwasher and undiscovered culinary genius, and Andrea, a stunningly beautiful waitress, find themselves out of work in Zurich. After Maravan seduces Andrea by cooking her a dinner that fuses the aphrodisiac recipes of his ancestors with the necromancy of molecular gastronomy, Andrea hits upon a business idea: romantic catering for couples. But their new company struggles, forcing them to enter into a much more unsavory business, plunging them deep into an underworld where murder and sex feed otherwise unquenchable thirsts.
A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechny. Butch Karp hears rumours that the CIA chief was going to deviate from the administration version of events, and that the government may have had something to do with his death. Karp must expose the cover-up and find the Chechnyan separatists who aided the Americans at the mission and who have firsthand knowledge of the terrorist attack.
An Anglo-Saxon deputation arrives in Cashel to debate the new religious rules from Rome with an Irish delegation. The debate is bad tempered and acrimonious, and local Abbess Dar Oma has to step in as a mediator between the two sides. But that evening her body is discovered - she has been bludgeoned to death.
One of Victorian London's most respected undertakers, Violet Harper has the new duty of accompanying coffins from various undertakers on the London Necropolis Railway for respectful funerals and burials in Surrey. But on her fateful first trip, the mournful silence of the train is shattered by the shrill ringing of a coffin bell - a device that prevents a person from being buried alive. Inside the noisome coffin Violet finds a man wide-eyed with fear, claiming he was falsely interred. When a second coffin bell is rung on another trip Violet grows suspicious.
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal begins to emerge.
Paris, 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War: workers starve to death while aristocrats seek refuge in orgies and seances. Commissioner Lefevre, a lover of poetry and a veteran of the Algerian war, investigates a series of gruesome murders in which the killer leaves lines from the recently deceased Charles Baudelaire's controversial anthology Les Fleurs du Mal on each corpse, written in the poet's exact handwriting.
Lost for 60 years, the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.
When the bodies of two men are found, shockingly posed, in the garden of an elderly countess, Captain Natalia Monte of the Carabiniere is assigned the case. Soon she finds herself shuttling between Naples' decadent art galleries and violent criminal underworld. If she is to succeed in solving the heinous crime, Natalia must deal with not only her own complicated past and allegiances, but also those of the city as a whole.
A routine mission in Cuban waters to retrieve a hidden key code from a sunken Soviet submarine quickly changes course when Cuban officials are tipped off. Chapel soon discovers that a forgotten Cold War era Russian supercomputer controls hundreds of nuclear missiles. Accompanied by Nadia, a Russian agent, Chapel must travel across Eastern Europe and infiltrate a secret base hidden deep in the steppes of Central Asia.
A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr. Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death.
Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend. But this is no longer just a matter of selling "High Profile Collectibles". First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public.
DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy. She also has bigger things on her mind. A student's body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic medallist and a theory that it could have been an induction which went wrong. There's the tattooed shop raider who has her team stumped, someone attacking lone women, a chief inspector who seems to have a problem with her, and someone putting letters through her front door insisting that she's caught the wrong man.
When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene shaken up. A dazzling newcomer - and close friend of Stone's - has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans.
It's Cait and Bud's wedding weekend and for the first time she feels like a bride - or, at least, she's supposed to. But then the rain won't quit, the supposedly romantic Welsh castle feels creepy, and there's a dead body on the stairs. What first appears to have been the untimely, unfortunate, and accidental death of their wedding choirmaster quickly reveals itself to have been a murder.
When Amy MacKenzie agrees to attend a meeting at a local spiritualist church, the last person she expects to hear calling to her from beyond the grave is her son. The son whom she'd only spoken to an hour before. Then the body of a young man is found inside a neolithic stone circle high above the city of Glasgow and forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is soon on the case. The hands have been severed and there is a stone in the victim's mouth with the number five scratched on it. DI Michael McNab is certain it's a gangland murder, but Rhona isn't convinced. When a second body is found in similar circumstances, a pattern begins to emerge, of a killer intent on masterminding a gruesome Druidic game that everyone will be forced to play.
Local PI Stanley Denton has been hired to track down Meg's grandmother Cordelia's whereabouts. But he finds that she had already mysteriously passed away. And Meg's newly found cousin, Annabel, claims it was murder. Stanley and Meg agree to help track down the killer and get justice for Cordelia. And Meg's grandfather has an idea about how to distract the locals from their investigation: he'll stage a rescue of the feral emus that have escaped from an abandoned local farm.
What started out as a joke landed 17 year old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that's exactly what happened. Dillon's mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing.
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.
Worlds collide! In an unprecedented collaboration, 23 best-selling authors pair off their series characters in an 11 story anthology. Lehane's Kenzie vs Connelly's Bosch. Rankin's Rebus vs James's Grace, Stine's Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Preston and Lincoln's Pendergast, Deaver's Rhyme vs. Sandford's Davenport, etc.
When a Chamber of Commerce receptionist is crushed by a fallen bookcase, volumes of secrets are revealed - one of which may have been a motive for murder. And while helping the new Chamber of Commerce president solve the mystery, Tricia Miles uncovers a hidden chapter in her own family history.
The Enchanted Village is abuzz when the old Tavistock House goes up for sale. But real estate agent Raina Gallagher is soon found dead in the manor, and while Raina had no shortage of enemies, there's also a dark legend about the house itself. To track down the killer, Darcy must unlock the secrets of both the deceased and the estate - and she will need to act fast, because revenge is a deal that never closes.
Burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser are breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet...
Willow Vanderling is voluntarily strutting her stuff in a charity runway show in outrageous clothing, all to support the Threadville Academy of Design and Modeling's scholarship fund. But the lascivious, mean-spirited director of the academy, Antonio, is making the fashion show a less-than-fabulous affair. After Antonio plays a shocking prank on Willow and her friends that doesn't exactly leave the ladies in stitches, he mysteriously winds up dead - and someone is trying to pin the blame on Willow.
China provokes a military crisis with the United States and then starts shooting down GPS satellites. The only way the satellites can be protected is from orbit, so an armed spacecraft must be quickly designed, built, and launched to fight on this new battlefield.A team of soldier-scientists must construct a craft capable of knocking space weapons out of the sky.
A sobering visit to a medicine man's sweat lodge brings Gabriel Du Pre to the unsolved case of a band of Metis who were last seen fleeing from General Black Jack Pershing's troops in 1910 before disappearing. Strange voices within the sweat lodge speak of a place called Bitter Creek, where the Metis encountered their fate. To find it, Du Pre tracks down the only living survivor of the massacre, a feisty old woman whose memories may not be as trustworthy as they seem. But when Amalie leads Du Pre to Pardoe, an out-of-the-way crossroads north of Helena, he senses that they are about to uncover long-buried secrets.
Ten stories set in Wyoming - four featuring Sheriff Joe Pickett, three of them never-before published.
Weldon Avery Holland met his wife, a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein, hiding in a deserted extermination camp. After the war they return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. Weldon's efforts to protect himself and Rosita from the threats they face are molded by an early encounter with Bonnie and Clyde and the legacy of his grandfather's legendary frontier justice.
Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show 'This Old Attic' as a rare book expert. After the episode airs, a man storms onto the set claiming that Vera, the owner of the first-edition copy of 'The Secret Garden' appraised on the show, found the book at his garage sale, and he wants it back - or else. When several violent incidents occur on the set, everyone is shaken. But Brooklyn's discovery of Vera's corpse convinces her she has to find the killer, before her chance at prime time and her life are canceled.
A shot was taken at the president of France in Paris - from three-quarters of a mile away. John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is suspected. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher.
In Washington, D.C., the Kill Committee gathers in the White House's Situation Room to pick the next targets for the United States drone program. At an airbase just outside Las Vegas, a team of pilots, military personnel, and intelligence officers follow through on the committee's orders. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world - in the mountains where the drones hunt their prey - someone has decided to fight back. And not just against the unmanned planes that circle their skies, but against the Americans at home who control them.
On a wintry night in mid-December, a woman is murdered with a high-powered rifle. Not long after, another of West Prairie City's citizens is killed in exactly the same way, drawing the attention of state investigators. But the connection between the victims is not easily uncovered. Meanwhile, Hallie finds a note tied to a post outside her home. "What do you fear most?" it asks, accompanied by a set of map coordinates.
It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats - and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately, Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke.
Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, has something to smile about thanks to a generous donation from a major developer. But renovations have barely begun when a construction worker makes an interesting find in the museums's basement - only to be killed in a car accident soon after. Now Nell must unearth a mystery with ties to the past and a very present killer.
Monk and Natalie race to solve a case that hits close to home, all the while facing another problem: Captain Stottlemeyer's new lieutenant, a man of limited skills who Monk finds insufferable.
It's the time of the Great Dionysia, but a ghost is haunting Athens's grand theater. Nicolaos and his clever partner in sleuthing (and now in matrimony), the priestess Diotima, are hired to rid the theater of the ghost so that the festival can begin. They perform a public exorcism, but their efforts to protect the theater fall short when one of the actors is found hanged from the machine used to carry actors through the air when they play the part of gods.
Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice-retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a hand-woven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. But why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining? Siri finagles himself and his wife a trip up north to the province where the sin was made, not realizing they are embarking on a deadly scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, the northern Lao border is about to erupt into violence - and Dr. Siri and his entourage are walking right into the heart of the conflict.
A renegade Saudi prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the American homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center realize the terror about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear.
At a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula cries of "fire" are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But there was no fire. Kathryn Dance - California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert - discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.
33 years after the 15 year old Nola Kellergan disappeared, her body is dug up from Harry Quebert's yard along with a manuscript copy of his career-defining novel. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protege - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon blur together. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.
When an investigation ends in a bloody shootout and the shooting is deemed "questionable," the FBI reassigns agent Tom Eriksen to the El Paso office. But when his partner is murdered, Eriksen must take charge and solve the case. But only after he teams up with a resourceful and gorgeous NSA agent, Kat Gleason, do the pieces begin to fall into place and the picture emerges of a powerful cartel lord and a shadowy US computer company.
Political heiress Priscilla Kingsbury is about to marry Carson de Kruk, son of business mogul Augustus de Kruk, at the Kingsburys' waterfront compound. For reporter Sunny Coolidge, an assignment from the "Harbor Courier" to cover the event is like catnip. But when Sunny photographs men pulling the body of a dead woman out of the water, the Kingsburys' private security isn't happy. They claim the woman's death was an accident, but the story seems fishy.
When anarchists slash a painting of the Prime Minister in the newly opened National Portrait Gallery and suggest that the man himself could be next, Scotland Yard have no choice but to call in Sherlock Holmes. Leaving Watson behind, Holmes fakes his own death, infiltrates the anarchists, and solves the problem - only to return to Baker Street and discover that his problems are only just beginning. Forged paintings, exotic criminal gangs and threats to the monarch are only the start as Holmes and Watson criss-cross London and southern England, in pursuit of the solution to a centuries-old puzzle. As the mysterious master criminal The Albino closes in on them, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race to unravel the clues and locate England's long-lost treasure!
Deep within the walls of the Kremlin, Stalin's top man hatches a brilliant plan that will alter the course of postwar history - and it's all based on a deception as simple as the shell game. And so two spies, Jack Kuznetzky and Amy Brandon, track down the most deadly force in the world while hiding their true allegiances and intentions from their compatriots. They are the "red" eagles, sent to America by one of its enemies to steal the greatest secret of all: the key to producing the atomic bomb.
On an assignment in Norway, Will Cochrane is shocked to see an eminent Russian spymaster - code-named Antaeus - whom Will is sure he killed three years ago. Langley warns Will off Antaeus, and then he sees Antaeus's men execute those he was sent to protect. Suddenly he finds himself trying to outmaneuver four deadly Russian assassins and an elite FBI team controlled by officials who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe.
Each year a festival and regatta are held to celebrate Tradmouth's 14th century Mayor who made his fortune from trade and piracy. When a woman's body is found dressed in medieval costume floating in the river, DI Wesley Peterson identifies her as a musician with a mysterious past.
When journalist Anders Brant disappears without a trace and a homeless man's body is found with Anders' phone number in his pocket, police officer Ann Lindell must keep quiet about her connection to her former beau while she races to find Anders and clear his name.
Mercedes is a movie star in L.A. with a sexy husband, two beautiful children, and an exciting, glamorous lifestyle. Her identical twin Marcie is an art teacher in Minnesota with a shy disposition and a quiet life alone. But when Mercedes is found dead - mysteriously drowned in her swimming pool - Marcie is the only person who can step into her shoes and finish her latest movie. But Marcie isn't prepared for the deranged psychopath is hiding in the wings, watching her every move. Waiting for his chance to kill...and kill again.
In 1890, a British soldier emerges from the depths of a Cairo sewer. He claims to have been trapped for years in an ancient underground complex, and swears that he stumbled upon an incredible collection of gold, treasure, and thousands upon thousands of jars filled with papyri. His story is dismissed as that of a madman -- until now, when the mention of a 'blinding shaft of light' captures the attention of Jack Howard.
Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, but that doesn't stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack, his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard, so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back.
Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. In the ramshackle capital of one of the last colonies in North America, a few thousand settlers aspire to the values of the Victorian age while coexisting beside a population of native Indians that vastly outnumbers them. Here a body is discovered: Dr. McCrory, an American alienist whose methods included phrenology, Mesmerism, and sexual-mystical magnetation. Policeman Chad Hobbes, recently arrived from England, must look beyond the prime suspect, an Indian medicine man who has already been arrested.
It was a double mission this time. Firstly, to terminate a top-notch enemy agent. Secondly, to locate the missing fiance of a Texas oil millionaire, lost in the Bermuda Triangle. Somehow these two cases were connected, but it wasn't clear how until more high-profile types disappeared. They weren't dead, just part of a deadly little game...
Annie Darling - owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand - has a dual murder to solve: a local doctor and the wife of an artist. Someone may be trying to frame the artist, and Annie must discover who wanted both victims out of the picture.
Annie Darling is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon - and former Broward's Rock resident - Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, "Don't Go Home." But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should have taken his own advice.
Zoe Boehm, owing some taxes, agrees to track down the gang who robbed Sweeney's jewelry shop. She is led to three foster-brother thieves. One of them owns a crossbow and one is married to Katrina Blake, who has her secrets. When she took the case, Zoe didn't intend to wind up in a coffin, but death, like taxes, can't be avoided forever.
Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito are called back from a vacation to work on separate cases - one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley. Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.
All Tod remembers when he wakes up next to a dead prostitute is that he had his first shot of heroin the night before. He and his wife, Linda, were partying with their new neighbors, a trio of parole violators who fled to Mexico after robbing a Beverly Hills jewelry store. Now the place is empty, stripped clean except for Tod's hunting knife, which is covered in blood. Did he kill the woman, or was he left behind as the fall guy? Convinced that his junkie friends abducted Linda to keep her from talking to the police, Tod buys a gun and prepares himself to do whatever it takes to get his wife back before he makes a run for the border.
Jack the Ripper's personal story is entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman's blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.
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?
In 1964, Andrew Combs' mother is killed in front of him. His father Harry vanishes soon afterwards. 26 years later Andrew wants revenge, to track down and kill his mother's murderer, his father. But while Andrew thinks he knows what happened all those years ago, the truth is far darker. For Harry Combs turns out to be a man of many secrets. As shadowy figures from Harry's past threaten his life, and Andrew inches closer to killing him, the two men find themselves playing a very dangerous game of life and death.
An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.Tracing the money's origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected?
Paris, in the stifling August heat. Commandant Serge Morel is called to a disturbing crime scene. An elderly woman has been murdered to the soundtrack of Faure's Requiem, her body then grotesquely displayed. As the investigation progresses, the key suspects to emerge are a middle-aged man and a mute teenage boy who have been delivering religious pamphlets in the city's suburbs. But as more elderly ladies are targeted, Morel will find his enquiries leading him back into the past, from the French countryside to Soviet Russia - and to two young boys with the most terrible of stories to tell.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the rainy season. When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt. Quercy was the magnetic head of a humanitarian organisation which looked after the area's neglected youth. Opening his investigation, the Parisian detective must navigate this complex and politically sensitive crime in a country with few forensic resources, and armed with little more than a series of perplexing questions. What was Quercy doing in a hotel room under a false name? What is the significance of his recent investigations into land grabs in the area? And who could have broken into his home the night of the murder?
Teresa Casali, daughter of a mob boss, can read people's memories. When her family turns on her, the mysterious Andre Mandak helps Teresa learn to control her power and gets her into Witness Protection. For years she lives a normal life with a new family...until the day her cover is blown and the truth spreads like wildfire. Now she will have to use her finely-honed gift to end the threat that began with her family's betrayal.
Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Walt's ex-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.
When the largest, most complete fossil of a "Tyrannosaurus rex" ever found is discovered in Absaroka County, it appears to have nothing to do with Walt - that is, until the Cheyenne rancher who claims her is found face down in a turtle pond. As a number of parties dispute the ownership of the priceless remains, including the family of dead rancher Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne tribe, Wyoming's Deputy Attorney General, and a cadre of FBI men, Walt must recruit undersheriff Victoria Moretti, Henry Standing Bear, and Dog to investigate a sixty-six-million year-old cold case that's heating up fast.
County prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins gets a pre-dawn call from the sheriff. 16-year-old Lucinda Trimble's body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. And Lucinda didn't drown - she was dead before her body ever hit the water. With a case like that, Bell knows the coming weeks are going to be tough. Searching for the truth, both behind Lucinda's murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell down a path that might put her very life at risk.
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.
When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a supernatural force. Now another teenage girl has gone missing, and PI Cork O'Connor learns that the old port city of Duluth is a modern-day centre for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, Cork prepares for an epic battle.
Oslo, 1968. Ambitious young detective Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen is called to an apartment block, where Harald Olesen, a legendary hero of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation, has been murdered. As the Inspector, known as K2 begins to investigate, it seems clear that the murderer could only be one of Olesen's fellow tenants in the building. Soon, with the help of Patricia - a brilliant young woman confined to a wheelchair following a terrible accident - K2 will begin to untangle the web of lies surrounding Olesen's neighbours; each of whom, it seems, had their own reasons for wanting Olesen dead.
Oslo, 1969. When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case.
1543. Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London's squalid Southwark slum. But when her friend Jolyn comes to her complaining of severe stomach pains, Bianca's prescription seems to kill her on the spot. The local constable does not share Bianca's suspicions that Jolyn may have been poisoned before coming to her. To keep her neck free of the gallows Bianca must deduce exactly how her friend was murdered and by whom.
Determined to save a former apprentice, Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission with SAS and Pakistani Special Forces soldiers. But when the time comes, the assignment goes catastrophically wrong and Shepherd is captured. It's almost as if someone had set a trap. Shepherd's MI5 controller Charlotte Button is furious at MI6's management of the operation and is determined to remove Shepherd from harm's way. But the Pakistani government forbids intervention - and the only way Button can save Shepherd's life is to break the rules.
Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls the war rages. Inside a man is found brutally murdered. Yuichi Watanabe, a young guard with a passion for reading, is ordered to investigate. The victim, Sugiyama - also a guard - was feared and despised throughout the prison and inquiries have barely begun when a powerful inmate confesses. But Watanabe is unconvinced; and as he interrogates both the suspect and Yun Dong-ju, a talented Korean poet, he begins to realise that the fearsome guard was not all he appeared to be.
Anne Forestier is trapped in the middle of a bank robbery. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive - and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favor - a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven.
Ashley Rosco works as a bouncer at the only nightclub in a small town, trains as a bodybuilder and occasionally acts as muscle for his best friend, Darren, a small-time drug dealer whose business is growing under the influence of his criminal father. Then Darren's girlfriend, Chass, who has had her own problems with drugs and who has lost custody of her young daughter, asks for Ash's help. Chass disappears the next day, and Ash can't shake the feeling that something has gone terribly wrong.
Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. Homicide inspectors focus on Greg Treadway, a middle school teacher who volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. Earlier that evening he had shared a meal with Tanya, but soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart...and Dismas Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man's defense.
80-page novella. It's the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing "No" campaigner. Should be easy enough... But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted there's trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen. Logan's picked up a promising lead, but all is not quite what it seems, and things are about to go very, very wrong...
It's a been a bad week for acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over, leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs. Like dealing with Mrs Black - who hates her neighbour, the police, and everyone else. Or identifying the homeless man who drank himself to death behind some bins. Or tracking down the wife and kids of someone who's just committed suicide. But when the dead bodies start turning up, one thing's certain - Logan's week is about to get a whole lot worse...
Here are THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE, a twisted journey through Los Angeles high and low, The BARBAROUS COAST, an exploration of crime and corruption in the movie business, THE DOOMSTERS, a breakthrough novel of madness and self-destruction, and THE GALTON CASE, the mythically charged and deeply personal book that Macdonald considered a turning point in his career. As a special feature, this volume also includes five pieces in which Macdonald reveals the autobiographical background of his books and describes his distinctive approach to crime writing.
Policeman Rocco Shiavone is assigned to Aosta, a small, touristy alpine town far from his beloved Rome. Though he despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals, he loves solving crimes. When a mangled body has been discovered on a ski run above Champoluc, Rocco's attempts to identify the victim are complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home.
When successful lawyer Olinda Serna is killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of California, powerful heads in Washington DC begin to panic - she knew all the dirty secrets, where the bodies were buried, and how deeply they were stacked. Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madriani's daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Serna's death, but can remember nothing of the evening. Paul Madriani, in order to defend him, must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clients.
Local entrepreneur Irene Burr made a lot of enemies with her plan to buy Westbury's Old Town Hall and replace it with a textile museum - enough enemies to fill out a list of suspects when the wealthy widow turns up dead in a neighbouring farm. Even an amateur detective like Cam can figure out that one of the resident locavores went loco - at least temporarily - and settled a score with Irene. But which one?
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."
Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family.
When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. But when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group, The Night Searchers, she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more - while someone is searching for her.
After Penny Lively loses her job as a photojournalist, she hopes her recent inheritance of the family winery will give her the fresh start she needs. But after her niece becomes suspected of murder, Penny must hurry to find the real killer - before her niece withers on the vine.
Andrew J. Rush's 28 mystery novels have brought him critical and commercial success. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades," he writes another string of novels - dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. Then one day, his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out and begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local woman has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat - and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.
Gage Dekker and his new wife Anna are ready to become parents -- but a miscarriage brings new heartbreak - until fate brings them Lily. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to the Dekkers in exchange for financial support. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives. At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways - then more sinister.
Dr. Lou Welcome never could have imagined what a sports injury would mean for his best friend, Cap Duncan. Surgeons manage to save Cap's shattered leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, a teenaged girl is fighting for her life against the same microbe. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic - and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped.
A dead man has been found in the bathtub of a local inn - in a room registered to Toni's brother, Tim. With her sibling now a prime suspect in a mysterious homicide, Toni is determined to find out who set him up. But she's about to get some unwanted assistance from former investigative journalist Grandma Ruth, who won't let anything slow her progress in running down a killer.
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher. What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
Security operative John Knox and former Chinese Army spy Grace Chu accept a simple job in Istanbul: initiate the sale of a piece of ancient art worth millions to an anonymous client. But in this melting pot of government agents and terrorists, Knox and Chu realize they are players in a bigger, more dangerous game than they ever imagined.
In a quiet suburb, a woman desperately clings to her sanity as a shadowy presence moves objects around her home. In a hotel room across the city, an art dealer with a dubious sexual past is found butchered, his body arranged to mimic the Hangman card from the Tarot deck. But what connects them? When criminal psychologist Dr. Kate Pearson is brought in to help investigate the murder, she finds herself plunged into a web of sexual power and evil which spreads from Dublin to Paris, and then to Rome.
The first novel based on the CBS series NCIS: LOS ANGELES. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles-based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Chet and Bernie pay a visit to Bernie's girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, an ace reporter living in far-off Washington, DC. She's working on a big story she can't talk about, but when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest. Meanwhile Chet gets to know a powerful DC operative who may or may not have the goods on an ambitious politician.
30-year-old Inspector Amaia Salazar heads an investigation which will take her back to Elizondo, the village in the heart of Basque country where she was born. Is the murderer of two girls the work of a ritualistic killer, or of the Invisible Guardian, the Basajaun, a creature of Basque mythology? She has to fight off the demons of her past in order to confront the reality of a serial killer at loose in a region steeped in the history of the Spanish Inquisition.
Talia Marby is happy to help her friend Bea by working at Lambert's Fish & Chips, but when Bea is suspected of murdering a fellow shop owner, Talia must fish for clues before her friend winds up serving time.
10 year old Ella Williams has just been abducted by a killer - someone who kidnaps young girls, holds them for a few weeks then returns their bodies clothed in white foundling dresses. The crimes are clearly linked to notorious child murderer Louis Kinsella, locked away in a high-security hospital. To save Ella's life, psychologist Alice Quentin must form a relationship with Kinsella. But he is slow to give up his secrets, and all the while, time is running out...
Shifty David Thwing - the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants - is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles. . . When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman's boat, the police quickly finger Julia's brother-in-law Sonny as the one who cooked up the crime. Sure, everyone knows Sonny despised the Mussel King. . .but Julia believes he's innocent.
London, November, 1937. Simon Burnstone, the Jewish chairman of Kreutzer's Bank and soon to be new Lord Mayor of London, has pig's blood thrown over him in the capital's Royal Exchange. Reporter Johnny Steadman knows that money is all that matters in the Square Mile, and isn't convinced the attacks are motivated by hatred alone. His investigations take him into the vaults under the City and the secretive world of Hatton Garden, where most of the world's diamonds change hands.
They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes - they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas accompanies Letty, his adopted daughter, to North Dakota to meet a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.
A whole family has been murdered with a pickaxe. They were old Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch; his put-upon devoutly religious wife; and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter little Marianne. She also had a son, two-year-old Josef, the result of her affair with local farmer Georg Hauer after his wife's death from cancer. Hauer himself claimed paternity. Also murdered was the Danners' maidservant, Marie.
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. But then her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don't add up.
With wildfires raging, Kelly Flynn and her knitting friends rush some endangered alpacas to the ranch of Andrea Holt. But when Andrea is found dead, and suspicion falls on Connie, a longtime employee of the House of Lambspun, Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread.
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.
Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. But Charles's father believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion.
Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent for losing the war hero, and there will be an inquiry. Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police, complicating the already difficult situation. Wilkins has been spotted, and he's killed a man.
The one thing celebrity Trish Barrymore and her accountant husband Mort can agree on in their bitter divorce is shared cat custody. But when Mort is found dead and their prize cat goes missing, it's up to wife and husband PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont to go undercover in the world of show cats.
Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears.
Bruno, chief of police in the French town of St. Denis, is already busy with a case when the body of an undercover French Muslim cop is found in the woods, a man who called Bruno for help only hours earlier. Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at a French army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St. Denis. One of Bruno's old army comrades helps to smuggle Sami back to France, but the FBI aren't far behind. Then an American woman appears in St. Denis with a warrant for Sami's extradition.
With her new show climbing in the ratings and her first book a bestseller, Robin Trainer's being dubbed a media double threat. But suddenly, things begin to go wrong. Small incidents at first: a nasty note left in her purse; her photo shredded. But the obnoxious quickly becomes threatening when the foundation the makeup artist uses burns Robin's face. It wasn't an accident - someone had deliberately doctored the product.
London, 1536. Prominent mercer Robert Packington was gunned down as he crossed Cheapside on his way to early morning mass. It was the first assassination by handgun in the history of the capital and subsequently shook the city to its core. Thomas Treviot is a young London goldsmith and a close family friend of Robert Packington. Through his own upstanding social connections - and some less upstanding acquaintances he has made along the way - Thomas launches a dramatic investigation into Packington's death.
The Young London goldsmith Thomas Treviot is awaiting a design for a very important jewellery commission from Hans Holbein. When the design fails to turn up, Thomas sends a servant to track Holbein down, only to discover that the painter has disappeared. In his hunt for Holbein and the lost design, Thomas is led into a morass of dangerous political intrigue, Spanish spies and courtiers that is more treacherous than he could ever have anticipated.
Trying to rebuild a relationship with Amy, his teenage daughter, hasn't been easy. But Charlie Boxer only realizes just how wrong things have gone when he finds her empty room and a note: You will never find me. Having spent years working to track down kidnap victims, Charlie knows that sometimes, the missing don't want to be found. And he knows the hell it brings for families - the vanished are neither dead or alive, but simply gone. Worse still, Charlie Boxer knows how quickly a life can fall apart once you're living under the radar.
Six billionaires' children are taken off the streets of London in a series of slickly well-executed kidnaps. The wealthy parents of the missing children know that Charles Boxer will do more than police can - but that doesn't mean the law will leave it to him. Intelligence agencies are all interested in the kidnaps because in each case the parents are related to people in power in the various countries involved.
Hoping to boost sales for their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, Michelle and Erica host a reception highlighting a new museum display of ancient Mayan pottery. But it's all bittersweet after Erica is accused of stealing some of the priceless artifacts - and killing the curator as well. Now the duo must track down the real killer before someone else winds up in less than mint condition.
Detective Harry Jordan is out for a walk in Evening Lake, an idyllic Massaschusetts getaway with a close-knit community of long-time families, when the Havnel house bursts into flames. As newcomers who have always kept to themselves, Lacey Havnel and her daughter, Bea, are nothing like their well-heeled neighbors - and now it's up to Harry to follow every lead and dig up every past secret - right down to the apparent knife wound that is found on Lacey's corpse.
Bestselling author Henry Hayden's persona is a construction, a mask. His past is a secret, his methods more so. No one besides he and his wife know that she is the actual writer of the novels that made him famous. For most of Henry's life, it hasn't been a problem. But when his hidden-in-plain-sight mistress becomes pregnant and his carefully constructed facade is about to crumble, he tries to find a permanent solution, only to make a terrible mistake.
Billy 'the Bear' Doherty, the missing son of retired political activist Moira Doherty, isn't an easy man to find - a criminal with a nasty drug habit, his mum is convinced he's been murdered. But when Moira herself is killed, her body found floating in the waters under Londonderry's Peace Bridge, Dan Starkey finds himself embroiled in the city's porn and drug fuelled underworld, where a new generation of gangster terrorists is intent on creating mayhem their predecessors could only dream of...
Nick Walden is a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer", with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie Travis to help track down the killer.
Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried twenty-five years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him.
DC Fiona Griffiths can't resist the challenge of an undercover policing course, and finding it remarkably easy to assume a new identity, she comes top of the class. So when an ingenious payroll fraud starts to look like the tip of a huge criminal iceberg, Fiona is selected to infiltrate the fraudsters' operation, posing as a meek former payroll clerk now forced to work as a cleaner.
This anthology includes eleven stories by the Detection Club: Robert Barnard, Lindsay Davis, Colin Dexter, Clare Francis, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Michael Ridpath and Margaret Yorke, and has been edited by the Club's President, Simon Brett. Among the authors are a number of bestsellers, as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers.
A lone man, Peanut, escapes a labor camp in the dead of night, fleeing across the winter desert of north-west China. Two decades earlier, he was a spy for the British; now Peanut must disappear on Beijing's surveillance-blanketed streets. Desperate and ruthless, he reaches out to his one-time MI6 paymasters via crusading journalist Philip Mangan, offering military secrets in return for extraction. But the secrets prove more valuable than Peanut or Mangan could ever have known... and not only to the British.
When Muslim extremists are found with a mysterious UAV in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Colonel Danny Freah and his Whiplash team are sent to investigate. They discover that Dreamland's drone technology has been stolen. Who has betrayed them?
University of Virginia history professor Greg "Ginger" McConnell is found murdered on the golf course - gunned down in broad daylight by an unseen killer. Just as Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case, a homeless UVA alum confesses to the crime. Trouble is, no one believes that the besotted former All-American could have done the foul deed - especially after Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker make another gruesome discovery.
When psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office, her estranged husband is suspected - until the DA's office receives an anonymous letter, revealing a chilling detail police have kept secret. The victim's bones were broken after she was killed, a signature used 20 years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes and now seeking exoneration. NYPD Detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan are tapped as the "fresh look" team to reassess the original investigation that led to Amaro's conviction.
When enigmatic John Bishop shows up asking Kick Lannigan to help him rescue missing kids, she has every reason to be wary. He appears to have access to limitless money, high-level contacts, and details of Kick's background long kept sealed by the court. Yet everything he tells her about himself seems to be a lie. She can see that together, she and Bishop could make an unstoppable team, willing to do whatever it takes - legal or not - to see justice served...if they don't kill each other first.
The Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect place for Charity and Anna to promote their Bar None dessert bars, until a plus-sized pussycat roams the fairgrounds in search of treats, and stumbles on a murder.
Marco Buratti, aka The Alligator, agrees to assist a Padua woman seek her missing lover. Initially, the case seems like a lost cause, but a clue puts the Alligator and his trusted associates, Max the Memory and Beniamino Rossini, on the trail of the unscrupulous and brilliant criminal, Giorgio Pellegrini.
New Orleans, 1919. Three individuals set out to unmask the serial killer known as The Axeman. Michael Talbot heads the official investigation. Former detective Luca d'Andrea, released from a 6 year stint in the state penitentiary, is back working with the Mafia, whose need to solve the mystery is just as urgent as that of the authorities. Meanwhile, Ida is a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency who has stumbled across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case - and into terrible danger.
Everyone loves a wedding, and with the sister of Beatrice's beau, Wyatt, about to say "I do," Beatrice and the Village Quilters are pitching in to help with the nuptial plans. But after she stumbles across the body of the original best man at the end of the reception, Beatrice must stop threading her needle and start collecting clues.
July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York brings a reenactment of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Meadow Creek. But when the fake battle is over, the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real. When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Libby's beau, Marvin, as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case.
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.
When Caleb Wardell, the infamous 'Chicago Sniper', escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialised talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found. A man to whom Wardell is no stranger. Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random.
The murder of a humble night watchman at the British Consulate in 1850s Havana seems to worry neither the Consul nor the police. But courtesan Leonarda will not rest until she understands the mystery of his death. In England George Backhouse is plucked from obscurity in the Foreign Office and sent to Cuba to take a stand against the illegal slave trade still flourishing there. But Havana is a tinderbox of intrigue as the great powers of the region conspire against each other with increasing ruthlessness for control of the island.
Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's CEO, Joe Merano - but when Joe goes missing, the celebration turns bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.
When a body is discovered inside a large chest that's about to go under the hammer at the Falco family auction house, Albia throws herself into the investigation. For one thing, it'd be nice to beat her adoptive father at his own game. For another, it'll give her yet another chance to work with Manlius Faustus, the man she just can't quite get enough of. But when Faustus then invites her to get involved in the Roman elections, Albia discovers links between the politician they're working for and the murder she's investigating. And those links implicate none other than Faustus.
A Royalist dragoon who fought against Parliament, William Falkland is currently awaiting execution at Newgate prison. Yet when he is led away from Newgate with a sack over his head, it is not the gallows to which they take him, but to Oliver Cromwell himself. Cromwell has heard of Falkland's reputation as an investigator and now more than ever he needs a man of conscience. His New Model Army are wintering in Devon but mysterious deaths are sweeping the camp and, in return for his freedom, Falkland is despatched to uncover the truth.
John Corey's new assignment with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group is monitoring Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission. Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: the all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton, it's up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why?
Ruby Gill is a rogue MI6 agent, the daughter of an Indian father and Palestinian mother. Her mission is to destroy a Palestinian-Israeli peace summit in New Delhi. Her father, whom she has not seen since age three, is now head of India's antiterrorist police. When the two first meet, Ravinder Gill believes his long-lost daughter has come for a reunion - but as time goes by, he begins to suspect that she is the terrorist he's searching for.
Two Russian soldiers find, in the crypt of a German church, the Shepherd, a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon Inspector Pekkala. To unravel the secret of the icon's past, Pekkala traces its last known whereabouts to a band of self-mutilating radicals known as the Skoptsy, who were hunted to extinction by the Bolshevik Secret Police. Or so it was believed.
When Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki decide to open a bookstore cafe in their new town of Pine Hills, they decide to call it "Death by Coffee," after Krissy's father's most famous mystery novel. Then, on their very first day of business, Brendon Lawyer huffily takes his coffee...to the grave. It seems he had a severe allergy to peanuts...but how could there have been nuts in his coffee? And who stole his emergency allergy medication?
On the day after a massive blizzard, two policemen are called to an isolated farm house sitting all by itself in the middle of a pristine snow-blanketed field. Inside the lonely abode are two dead people. But there are no tracks in the snow leading either to the house or away. What happened here? Is this a murder/suicide case? Or will it turn into something much more sinister?
Maddie Capel's teenage daughter, Becky, claims that she was raped in her own bed one night while her mother was downstairs. Her assailant warned, "Don't think of telling anyone, sweetheart. Nobody will believe you." Becky's story awakens dark memories of an eerily similar incident in Frieda's own past. When Becky is found hanging from a beam in her bedroom, Frieda sets out to find the man she believes is both her rapist and Becky's killer.
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.
One year ago, a shootout in a trendy L.A. club left bartender Harper Flynn's boyfriend dead, Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison shattered, and two gunmen engulfed in flames. Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting survivors, Harper pins her last hope on the only person willing to listen. But a traumatic brain injury has left Aiden with a rare and terrifying disorder: a delusion that random people are actually the same person in disguise. Harper fears that the attack might have been more personal than anyone believed. And now her only ally is unstable, paranoid, and mistrustful - because he's seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.
David Sparrow is an awesome stay-at-home dad. His wife is an assistant DA prosecuting a crime lord. One night David is awoken by a sound downstairs and discovers a man in his wife Amy's office, going through her work documents. A fight ensues, which he wins, barely. He tries to explain to the cops that this guy was no ordinary burglar but they mostly ignore him, especially when they find out that he was a former Solo Ops officer. David decides to reactivate himself and take the fight to the vicious criminal lord.
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.
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified - but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?
When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads to Newcastle for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zoe Boehm. Did Zoe kill herself, or did one of her old cases come back to haunt her? Why was she wearing the jacket a murderer had stolen years before? And what's brought Sarah's former sparring partner Gerard Inchon to the same broken-down hotel she's staying at?
Brigadier Pieter Vos is on duty with his young assistant, Laura Bakker, at the annual Sinterklass parade when the first grenade hits. In the chaos an 8 year old girl is kidnapped, mistaken by the terrorists for the daughter of an Amsterdam aristocrat. She's the daughter of an impoverished Georgian prostitute, friendless and trapped in the web of vice that is Amsterdam's Red Light District. As the security forces and the police clash over the ensuing investigation the perpetrator's horrifying demands become clear.
On the eve of her high school reunion, Hayley dreads seeing the trio of mean girls who used to torment her: Sabrina Merryweather, Nykki Temple, and former prom queen Ivy Foster. These days Ivy wears a different crown as the cupcake queen - and flaunting her success is just the icing on the cake. But at the reunion, Ivy is found murdered, cupcakes scattered around her.
The Midwestern Cat Fanciers' Organization is bringing its annual weeklong retreat to Merryville, Minnesota. The event has lots of workshops on the care and breeding of cats, and it culminates in a cat show with a fabulous prize - a platinum collar dangle worth some big bucks. Cattiness, of course, ensues. But the claws really come out after the prize disappears, and the wealthy director, Phillip Denford, is done in with a pair of grooming shears.
Ginny still has her day job as an event planner, and the promise of a lucrative job draws her to Portland, with her shar-pei puppy, Georgie, in tow. Much to her shock and horror, however, she's been led there under false pretenses - and discovers a body in the parlor of her client's house! Though the cops warn her to keep her nose out of it, Ginny just can't resist the itch to solve this case, and soon gets drawn into Portland's seedy underbelly of identity theft, forgery, and of course, murder.
A bizarre lighthouse on a isolated ridge in eastern Kentucky, adjacent to a big-cat rescue centre, is the scene of a murder. The death of the lighthouse builder and the strange occurrences at the cat shelter convince a local policeman that there is a secret connected to the ridge, and that a terrifying evil may be just on the other side of the divide between dark and light.
Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west. In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickock. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.
In Kiruna, Sweden, a woman is found murdered in her bed, her body a patchwork of vicious wounds, the word WHORE scrawled across the wall. Her grandson Marcus, already an orphan, is nowhere to be seen. Grasping for clues, Rebecka Martinsson begins to delve into the victim's tragic family history. But with doubts over her mental health still lingering, she is ousted from the case by an arrogant and ambitious young prosecutor
Abby Cooper can't believe her eyes after the police show her surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood. And Candice is nowhere to be found. Trusting her intuition, Abby decides to search for the truth in Vegas. Once in town she begins to uncover a rigged game of dirty double-dealing where the stakes are no less than life and death.
A collection of 15 stories, 11 of which have never been previously published, from the early career of bestselling American master Elmore Leonard.
Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary Handley finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, the brother of a prominent alderman and former bookkeeper of Thomas Edison. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department - as the city's first female policewoman - to solve the crime.
The head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get onto the tightly controlled US Army base? And why attack the claims officer? Against orders, CID agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom start to investigate. Somehow, no one they speak to has been interviewed yet. The 8th Army isn't great at solving cases, but they aren't usually this bad, either. George and Ernie begin to suspect that someone doesn't want the case solved.
When Deborah Knott's terminally ill aunt, Rachel, is found strangled to death in her bed at a hospice centre, all of her Colleton County kith and kin are shocked. Who kills a dying woman? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, try to find Rachel's killer, they cross paths with the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers, not all of whom are women.
1896 Newport, Rhode Island. Society page reporter Emma Cross discovers an infant left on her doorstep and launches a discreet search for the baby's mother. One of her first stops is a lawn party at Mrs. Caroline Astor's Beechwood estate. But there, during a sailboat race, textile magnate Virgil Monroe falls overboard. A telltale slip of lace may link the abandoned child to the drowned man.
Detective Doyle Carrick is on an island off the New England coast where he is offered a big payday by a defense contractor to keep the man's son out of trouble. Teddy's organic farm has been struck by a mysterious plague. Things start spinning out of control as a biotech company tries to introduce GMO bees and people start to go missing.
A mysterious man strikes a deal with Madison to reveal the names of his actual parents if Madison agrees to find George Helmstetter, the man's former assistant. Helmstetter, a descendant of the real Faust, disappeared thirty-five years ago along with a rare sixteenth century book on angelology. Madison's quest leads him to an extraordinary cave village where he discovers the true location of the Garden of Eden, the nature of the devil, and the origin of the great Sumerian nation. In a final conflict with the magician, Madison learns the deadly secret of his birth. Canadian author.
Retired cop Dan Connor travels up the coast of British Columbia to meet Claire in the remote village of Kyuquot. But when Dan stops for a visit with the lighthouse keepers of Nootka Island, he finds himself pulled into yet another case involving a missing woman. But this time he discovers the mutilated remains of a sacred totem and an unsettlingly large pool of blood.
In the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. So the FBI, the State Department, and the LAPD turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary borders to resolve this dangerous standoff.
Sussex, 1912. Villagers are gathered in a churchyard, all eyes fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hand pick up a flint. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. 17 year old Constantia, the taxidermist's daughter, struggles to discover who is responsible, but finds herself under suspicion. Is Constantia who she seems - is she the victim of circumstances or are more sinister forces at work? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Gifford House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop?
In eight biting and beautiful pieces, Oates confronts the demons within us. In the end, sometimes it's the human who wins, and sometimes it's the demon.
After a long day of lace, tulle, and tears, Pepper, Felicity, and their mother pull it together to try one last bridal boutique. Maybe they'll be surprised. And indeed they are - when they enter a deserted shop and soon discover the owner of the boutique slain in the alley out back.
At this year's chocolate festival, Darcy and her Aunt Abby hope to win the $10,000 prize in the chocolate contest with Aunt Abby's taste sensation: the chocolate raspberry whoopee pie. But things get sticky when one of the judges, Polly Montgomery, is taken out of commission - permanently. The suspects include every contestant with reason to believe Polly wasn't too sweet on their sweets, including Aunt Abby's high school friend.
A twenty-something American model, Amy Denum, disappears in Paris. Her father turns for help to his old friend Hugo Marston, the security chief at the American Embassy. Marston learns she's in Spain with a guy named Felix. With his friend and former CIA agent Tom Green, Marston heads for Barcelona. Breaking into Felix's house, the two sleuths encounter a shocking scene: Amy's father, Bart, standing over the dead and battered body of their chief suspect.
Including two brand new stories, this is the complete collection of Rebus short stories from the bestselling author.
On a remote, dusty road forty miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. Mary Grant, Joe's young wife, raises questions when the official report places blame on Joe's shoulders. Stonewalled by the FBI, Mary will be drawn into a deadly conspiracy that puts her in the crosshairs of the richest and most powerful men in America...and the newest and most terrifying surveillance system known to man.
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 stolen tractor is hardly a job for DCI Banks and his Homicide and Major Crimes team, but the new police commissioner has put rural crime high on her agenda. At the same time, an apparent crime scene is discovered in an old hangar at an abandoned World War II airfield. In addition, two local lads are missing. One of them lives in a caravan, which is burned to the ground one night, and the other's girlfriend receives an unwelcome visit from someone impersonating a police officer.
After a breach at a military research station buried in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, park ranger Jenna Beck arrives with her search-and-rescue dog, Nikko, to investigate. She discovers that all of the scientists in the lab are dead and every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: animals, plants, insects, even bacteria - and the blight is spreading. Only one team on earth has the scientific knowledge and military precision to handle this mission: Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma.
Leon and Gabriel are two 19 year olds who have established a juvenile crime gang in the Stockholm suburb of Raby. After the pair execute a maximum-security prison break, in which a female guard is kidnapped and feared murdered, Jose Pereira, head of the Organized Crime unit in Raby, is joined in his investigation by Chief Superintendent Ewert Grens.
This summer, Becca is looking forward to selling her delicious jams and preserves, but things are changing fast at the farmers' market. A fleet of food trucks has arrived for a two week visit, peddling cupcakes, tacos, chicken wings, and more - including a gourmet hot dog truck operated by Becca's own cousin, Peyton. Tensions between truck operators and market vendors over their required licenses reach a crescendo when the town's business manager is murdered.
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?
To add to Mma Ramotswe's current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business - not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get - even if it comes from a completely unexpected source.
Sara Gallagher has always been haunted by the question of why she was given up for adoption. But when she manages to locate her birth mother, she is met with horror and rejection. It's not long before Sara discovers the devastating truth. Her mother was the only victim to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer. For decades. What if murder is in your blood? The only thing worse than Sara finding out about her father is him finding out about her. BC author.
Paris, 1792. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind ten year old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country leased by a group of emigre refugees. Savill is sent there to retrieve the boy, and discovers that Charles is mute. The boy has witnessed horrors beyond his years, but what terrible secret haunts him so deeply that he is unable to utter a word?
The Russian FSB passes a potential weapon of mass destruction to Boko Haram, an extreme Islamic sect in Nigeria. They believe the Cold War era weapon has deteriorated and is no longer effective, but they are wrong. But there is another secret from the Cold War buried in the Russian FSB, and exposing it will mean the difference between life and death for millions.
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There's just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. America's new president turns to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country's history.
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.
Dell employs his mercenary soldier skills to follow the trail of a man who threatened his wife Dolly. This new threat, a man with the deadly patience of a gila monster and complex agenda, endangers Dell and Dolly's "found family": MaryLou, the woman they helped clear of murder charges; her close friend Franklin; and Mack, Dolly's social worker-friend, whom Dell permitted to help with his investigation into neo-Nazi groups, and who has just gotten married.
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?
Spring, 1967. Inspector Bordelli resigns from the force and leaves Florence after his investigation of a young boy's murder goes disastrously wrong. Now, in the solitude of his new home in the Tuscan hills, he spends his days cooking, going for long walks and learning to grow his own vegetables. But the thought of that case - of justice not served - is constantly with him. Until fate, in which he has never believed, unexpectedly offers him the chance of retribution...
Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family -- Carrie, her husband and two daughters -- nowhere to be found. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down.
John doesn't want the life he's stuck with. He doesn't want the FBI bossing him around, he doesn't want his only friend imprisoned in a mental ward, and he doesn't want to face the terrifying cannibal who calls himself The Hunter. John doesn't want to kill people. But as the song says, you can't always get what you want.
Manhattan interior decorator Kit Finn meets a man while on vacation in the Florida Keys. Matt Healy offers to cook her dinner when they're both back in the city. But when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready for the date of a lifetime, who is the man who opens the door? How could she have been taken in by the deceptions of a con man? And why has he targeted her? Piece by piece, Kit realizes that this treachery goes a lot deeper, and gets a lot deadlier. Now the only way out is to expose the vicious puppet master who's turned her life upside-down.
In Paris Stone Barrington is up against an old enemy, and this time he may have a valuable local resource on his side: a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumour mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone, but to the entire nation.
A jihadist leader has seized a supply of sarin gas left over from the Gaddafi regime and is wreaking havoc on an escalating scale. Gunnery Sergeant A. E. Blount sets out with his strike team to kill or capture the terrorist leader but flies into a trap. Sophia Gold and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson, Blount's friends and colleagues, rush to Libya to help coordinate rescue efforts. But the ordeal has only just begun.