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.
[BC author]. Cait Morgan accompanies her husband Bud to Amsterdam to try to unravel a puzzling situation. Bud is as surprised to discover he has a long-lost uncle as he is to discover Uncle Jonas has met an untimely death. Bud's mother assures him Jonas was a bad child but, from beyond the grave, Uncle Jonas begs his nephew to visit the city he adopted as his home to delve into the life he built for himself there, founded on his passion for art. With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud travel to Amsterdam to solve the cryptic message left by Jonas, and honour the dying wishes of a long-lost relative.
Pie shop owner Ella Mae LeFaye is hired to help with a centennial dessert cookbook by Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a Sweet Briar, Georgia ladies' philanthropic organization. Excited to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae is eager to participate - until she finds Bea's body floating in Lake Havenwood.
British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. But their plane is shot down, and with an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front. They throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs.
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.
When Lucky Jamieson opens up By The Spoonful to host an event with a famous author, the author's exasperating entourage - from a prickly publicist to a snippy son and his tipsy wife - give fresh meaning to the phrase, too many cooks spoil the broth. The evening is more than spoiled, however, when it ends with a homicide.
Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin -- until, sent overseas on a critical mission, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose. Now his father, elected judge for the small Gulf Coast town of Cantrell, Mississippi, has been arrested and charged with murder. And he refuses to do anything to defend himself. Will begins digging into the community's secrets.
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is granted an unexpected reprieve on the eve of his execution for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars - guilty or not - a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger - and more sinister - than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance.
Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy, accompanied by their friend Miss Charlotte Heywood, arrive in Sanditon, the setting of Jane Austen's final work. They have scarcely settled into their lodgings when the dowager Lady Denham unexpectedly invites them to a dinner party. Thirteen guests assemble at Sanditon House, but their hostess never appears. As a violent storm rises, a search for Lady Denham begins. The Darcys initially speculate that one of her ladyship's would-be heirs has grown impatient. Until their fellow guests start to vanish one by one.
On a mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., meets his oldest friend, Seth Gregory. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message. The next day Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared with funds for a vital intelligence operation.
Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Forces troops, disguised as pro-Russia activists, into Ukraine and Moldova under the pretext of protecting Russian-speaking citizens. A secret US-Polish alliance decides to strike back with a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID) manned robots. And there's only one man capable of leading the mission: Brad McLanahan, son of the legendary Patrick McLanahan.
The upcoming Lilac Festival has everyone in town riding in circles. But things really go downhill when a ferry full of tourists - including Evie's friend Fiona's former boss, the editor of a sleazy rag in LA - arrives on the island. No one knows why Peephole Perry came all the way to Mackinac, but things aren't looking good for Fiona when Peep is found dead.
Key Zest magazine has assigned Hayley to write a piece on the grab-and-go food on offer during Key West's annual, weeklong Mardi Gras. And Hayley's office mate, Danielle, recently elected Queen of Fantasy Fest, is also buzzing between festivities and fundraisers. But then a former royal rival of Danielle gets taken out.
He has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage, and the food he's shopping for is to feed a young woman he's holding there against her will - one in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her. This is how it's been for a long time. It's normal...and it works. Perfectly. Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery, and she changes everything. One small problem - he still has someone trapped in his garage. Discovering his humanity couldn't have come at a worse time.
When their former classmate Richard "Dickie" Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her. The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron's body, the police wonder who else got away.
Downtown Sweet Briar is now home to a new sewing shop run by one of the circle's own. But when a group arrives at SewTastic to work on a project, a loud and argumentative guest pushes everyone's buttons. And when she winds up dead in Rose's project room - strangled by a sewing machine power cord - it's up to Tori and the gang to stitch together the clues before Rose's reason for living is ripped apart at the seams.
Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter Amy. Eddie only has forty-eight hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial - and win - if wants to save his daughter.
"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. He thinks, How bad can this thing be?
Lane Harmon, assistant to an interior designer, learns that the modest New Jersey townhouse to which she has been sent belongs to the wife of disgraced finance magnate Parker Bennett, who vanished two years earlier, along with the five billion dollar hedge fund he managed. What she doesn't realize is the closer she gets to the notorious family, the more her life and that of her five-year-old daughter is in jeopardy.
A group of wealthy young Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, free Mary Queen of Scots and open England to Spanish invasion. But the conspirators have been infiltrated by Sir Francis Walsingham's top intelligencer, John Shakespeare. Shakespeare, however, is torn: the woman he loves stands accused of murder. In a desperate race against time he must save her from the noose and the realm from treachery. And then it dawns that both investigations are inextricably linked by corruption very close to the seat of power.
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work. Her two-year-old daughter is playing with Maya's husband, Joe, who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier.
Flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, are ecstatic to finally be moving into their new subdivision - it seems like an oasis with its welcoming neighbors and beautifully manicured lawns. But their idyllic community is suddenly uprooted when a body is found floating in a nearby pond. The police think Abby and Marco's helpful next door neighbor is the culprit, but the newlyweds aren't convinced.
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.
Bernie's college roommate Ellen Hadley is burning the candle at both ends. And after her children forget her birthday and her husband forgets their anniversary, her Mother's Day expectations are understandably modest. When Bernie jokingly suggests Ellen fake her own kidnapping to set her family straight, she never imagined the stunt would find Ellen in a hotel room next to a dead body.
The shady Hotel of the Three Roses is home to an assortment of drunks and degenerates. Inspector De Vincenzi receives an anonymous letter, warning him of an imminent outrage at the guest house, and shortly after a macabre discovery is made - a body is found hanging in the hotel's stairwell.
Autumn, 1646. Summoned to London, William Falkland is introduced to a young man of letters - a polemicist and pamphleteer by the name of John Milton. His cherished sister Anne has vanished, apparently abducted by supporters of the king. Falkland's task - to identify the culprit and return Anne unharmed - will lead him to a brutal murder buried in the maelstrom of the War, to a ruined Lincolnshire manor house, and to a secret that must be snuffed out at all costs.
Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and reporter Meg Reed is there to cover the King of the Hook event for Portland's Northwest Extreme magazine. Before the competition gets under way, Meg has a chance to try some windsurfing on her own. But when the current sweeps her downriver, she spots a body snagged on the rocks.
All of Crystal Haven, Michigan, is psyching up to participate in a Zombie Fun Run organized by former cop and novice psychic Clyde Fortune's nephew Seth, but Clyde is fretful about the undead festivities. For one thing, her sister, Grace, has unexpectedly returned to town after fifteen years. For another, Clyde has the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong...
When Darren Hatman reports his daughter missing, DI Wesley Peterson isn't too concerned. Leanne Hatman is an aspiring model, keen to abandon her native Devon for the bright lights of London. However, Darren's claim that a photographer has been stalking Leanne soon changes Wesley's opinion. Leanne works at Eyecliffe Castle, once home to the wealthy D'Arles family and now converted into a luxury hotel. When Darren himself is found brutally murdered in the castle grounds, the police fear Leanne has met a similar fate. But, if so, where is her body?
1942. As the ocean liner Normandie burns in the harbour, Woodrow Cain arrives in New York City from a small North Carolina town and takes a job with the NYPD. It's on the job that Cain comes in contact with a man who calls himself Danziger. Though he has the appearance of a crackpot, he appears to be the one person who can help Cain identify a body just found floating in the Hudson River. And he knows much more than the mere identity of the floating corpse. For one thing, he knows how the dead man was involved in New York City's Little Deutschland, where swastikas were proudly displayed just months before.
Grandma Daisy pretends she is dying in order to lure her granddaughter Violet back home to work in her magical store, Charming Books. It's where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you. Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson's poems from Grandma Daisy's shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect.
The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia's biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town - even though she's busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. Then Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town's spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, and the police turn to Nola's friend Ginny as prime suspect.
When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands to investigate the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men.
After a successful party at Bodie Island's Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast. The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal - but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later.
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.
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.
[BC author]. A popular rockabilly singer has vanished in the snowbound Hazeltons of northern B.C. Lead RCMP investigator David Leith and his team work through the possibilities: has she been snatched by the so-called Pickup Killer, or does the answer lie here in the community, somewhere among her reticent fans and friends? Leith has much to contend with: rough terrain and punishing weather, motel-living and wily witnesses. The urgency ramps up as one missing woman becomes two, the second barely a ghost passing through.
Master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his trusted partner, Ethan Pruitt, leave their familiar cosmopolitan London for rural Sussex County, where the bucolic peace has been shattered by the murder of a monk. The abbott of Whitmore Abbey has been slaughtered in his cell with multiple stab wounds and his tongue cut out.
When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive - unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert - the thoroughbred's neurotic and controlling owner - only to find she too has been permanently put out to pasture.
Florence, 1986. A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple: Julia Wellbeloved, an English art student, and Pino Fratelli, a semi-retired detective who longs to be back in the field. Their investigation leads them to the secret society that underpins the city: an elite underworld of excess, violence and desire.
As a heatwave blazes in Stockholm, a series of women are found brutally murdered and the Criminal Investigation Department is getting nowhere. The murders bear all the hallmarks of Edward Hinde, the serial killer jailed by psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman fifteen years earlier. Forcing his way into the investigation, Sebastian soon learns that the murders are connected to him and that no one around him is safe. Including Vanja.
After food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell does a cooking demo on one of daytime's most popular talk shows, Olivia Redmond, the posh bacon heiress of Redmond Meats, offers Hayley a writing gig with a juicy paycheck. But Hayley's good fortune fizzles fast. The heiress is found dead with her pet pot-bellied pig, Pork Chop, squealing bloody murder beside her body, and clogged arteries aren't to blame.
A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Bob Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business's brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace. Now it's up to Skinner to track him down. But as he conducts his search it soon becomes clear that another manhunt is also in progress, and that he himself is the target.
It is 1956 and Bernie is at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat when author W. Somerset Maugham asks him to fill the fourth seat at a regular bridge game at the Villa Mauresque. Maugham, Bernie learns, is being blackmailed, perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle - or perhaps because once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British secret service, and the people now blackmailing him are spies.
A man arrives on the doorstep of Holmes and Russell claiming to be Mrs. Hudson's son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him - as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered - a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air - the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson.
Sequel to MR. MERCEDES. Morris Bellamy is livid - his favourite author, John Rothstein, has stopped writing Jimmy Gold novels. Morris kills Rothstein and obtains Rothstein's notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he's released from prison after thirty-five years.
Oslo, 1970. The first murder was only the spark. Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen, known as K2, witnesses a young woman desperately trying to board a train only to have the doors close before her face. The next time he sees her, she is dead. As K2 investigates, with the help of his precocious young assistant Patricia, he discovers that the story behind Marie Morgenstierne's murder really began two years ago, when a group of politically active young people set out on a walking tour in the mountains.
Ex-Special Forces Sam Dryden's lives quietly in a small coastal California town. FBI agent Marnie Calvert is called to a horrifying crime in the Mojave Desert. When the investigation leads Calvert to Dryden, the two find themselves caught up in a generations-long conspiracy that's finally coming to fruition. Now they must face down a phantom network whose technology can affect events before they even happen...and is bound to result in the death of millions. To defeat it, Dryden will need to do more than think fast. He must find a way to outsmart a ruthless enemy that can seize on his mistakes before he even makes them. And time is running out.
An unidentifiable body is found in an Indianapolis park, deliberately arranged so that police know it's not just a random crime. Former cop Frank Behr, now a P.I. with no cases, no money and no options, finds himself chasing down the disappearance of a wayward young woman who's been missing for months in a futile attempt to collect a reward. With assistance from his few remaining contacts on the force, Behr follows the tenuous thread of his case into the world of small-time prostitution-and discovers a possible connection to the body in the park.
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 up 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.
Nate Colgan, the Jamieson organization's new 'security consultant', can little imagine how things are about to unravel. It begins with an execution, a message. Soon the various factions within the organization are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact. A new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war.
On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm - the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder-and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case.
When her sister-in-law dies, ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn takes in her seventeen-year-old niece. There has always been something unsettling about Gemma-Kate, but family is family. Meanwhile, Brigid also agrees to help a local couple by investigating the death of their son - which also turns out not to be as simple as had been assumed. New dangers - including murder - seem to lurk everywhere. Brigid starts to wonder if there is anyone she can trust, or if the devil has simply moved closer to home.
Following the death of Duke Cadogan, talented young rider Duncan Claymore inherits his large estate. But Cadogan's wealth proves to be illusory, with a manor house and grounds mortgaged to the hilt and a list of creditors who include the formidable George Pleasance. And Duncan's rival on the field, Sandy Sanderson, looks set to shatter his ambitions. And events take an even darker turn when it appears someone has been sabotaging the horses in Duncan's trainer's yard.
[BC author]. Ian Quinn's day begins with an anonymous death threat, but that's not entirely unusual in his line of work as a court-ordered child protection officer. But the threat is nothing compared to the envelope stuffed into his hand by a foul-smelling vagrant. In the envelope is a visitor's pass to the Oregon State Penitentiary and a message from the drunk driver who Ian had watched take the most precious thing in Ian's life. The message is short. Only seven words. I was paid to kill your daughter.
Business manager Tate Harper has lined up a meeting with Holly Hartzmark, a former showgirl who is looking to franchise Mel and Angie's cupcakes bakery in Las Vegas. Mel isn't so sure she's ready to hand her recipes over to a complete stranger - especially one as brash as Holly. But after the potential bakery location gets blown up, Mel begins seeing another side to Holly - one that reminds her very much of herself.
Glasgow, 1932, is a city in the grip of dance-fever. In the melting pot of the Locarno Ballroom in Sauchiehall Street, a debutante rubs shoulders with denizens of Glasgow's meanest streets, her respectable fiance oblivious, her parents dismayed. When she starts receiving threats from a rival, they grow frantic enough to call on Dandy Gilver. But as Dandy and her sidekick, Alec Osborne, begin to unravel the secrets of the dancehall, they soon discover that the rot goes much deeper than rivalry and there's more at stake than a silver cup.
Captain Paul Darac of the Nice Brigade Criminelle is called to a highly sensitive crime scene. A man has been found murdered in the midst of a Muslim prayer group, but no one saw how it was done. Then the organisers of the Nice leg of the Tour de France receive an unlikely terrorist threat.
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.
New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient - a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition?
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, local restaurateur Napoleon attempts to take over all of the food carts in town and winds up dead under Linda's famous tamale truck. To help clear her dear friend's reputation, Rita teams up with her octogenarian boss, Flori, to hunt down the real killer.
Bridget Corrigan's work with her twin brother's senatorial campaign is an exciting distraction from the trauma of her messy divorce. But everything changes when Bridget is reminded of the secret she and Brad have been keeping since high school, a secret that could destroy the campaign - and their lives. Someone else knows what they did. Someone who's been picking off the members of their little group one by one.
When a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned beachfront estate known as the Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Detective Jenna Murphy has ever experienced. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined.
Santosh Wagh goes on the hunt for a killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos.
When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch discovers the bombing was a calculated strike against the ranks of law enforcement. But still more shocking revelations await, as Pitt's inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament hoping for a lucrative business deal, a high-ranking police officer with secrets to keep, and an aristocratic opium addict seeking murderous revenge.
[BC author]. A Rapid Reads novella. Vancouver Post gossip columnist Nicole Charles is only slightly put out when she discovers she's been downsized. It just means she needs to get a desk so she can work out of her apartment. But the desk she buys at auction proves to have more history than she'd anticipated, and the cache she finds in a secret compartment in that desk has links to a money-laundering ring, and an old school-mate. Will this be the story that lands Nicole a job on the news desk?
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 is afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.
Journalist Jack Hatfield has been picking up the pieces of his career ever since making an inflammatory statement about Islamic extremists. But when, from out of nowhere, he gets a tip about a dangerous conspiracy to destroy Mecca, Jack finds himself in mortal danger. Now it's up to him and his ragtag friends on the fringes of the law - a prostitute, a clown, and a Jewish gangster among them - to put a stop to the devastating plot.
It is the winter of 1946, and after years of war, ex-Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester is back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow. But his peace is shattered when a much-disliked Fellow is found dead in the quad, stabbed and pushed from an upper window. A don is suspected and arrested for the murder, but Forrester is not convinced of his friend's guilt.
Ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.
[BC author]. Dr. Nadine Lavoie works in the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital. But Nadine doesn't want to look too closely at her own family life--her daughter, Lisa, ran away and is still living on the streets--or her past, which is filled with black holes. Then a suicidal woman is admitted, and the details of her back story reveal troubling parallels with Nadine's own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.
On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Ted reveals that he believes his wife Miranda is cheating on him and jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she's done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, "I'd like to help." Back in Boston, Ted and Lily's twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily's past that she hasn't shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.
In the aftermath of the 1666 Great Fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man's body has been mutilated and his thumbs have been tied behind his back. Under orders from the government, James Marwood is tasked with hunting down the killer across the devastated city. But at a time of dangerous internal dissent and the threat of foreign invasion, Marwood finds his investigation leads him into treacherous waters - and across the path of a determined, beautiful and vengeful young woman.
An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. Philip Ashton is arrested for murder and his family asks Bess Crawford to find the only known witness to the tragedy, now at the Front in France. But he refuses to tell her anything that will help the Ashtons. Realizing that he believes the tissue of lies that has nearly destroyed a family, Bess must convince him to tell her what really happened that terrible Sunday morning.
London, 1937. A play by Josephine Tey is being adapted for the radio for the coronation of King George. But the lead actress has been sleeping with Britain's most venerable newsman, Anthony Beresford - and his humiliated wife happens to work in the building. The sordid affair seems to reach its bloody climax when Beresford is shot to death in his broadcasting booth at the deafening height of the coronation ceremony.
Sherlock Holmes as you've never seem him - or is it her? - before, as the Great Detective travels through time and across continents in three new novellas: A Study in Starlets, by Gini Koch, The Case of the Tattooed Bride, by Jamie Wyman Winter, and Half There/All There, by Glen Mehn.
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.
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.
Milwaukee homicide detective Ellie MacIntosh has seen the signature work of the killer before, but cannot connect the victims. When a timid woman named Rachel reveals that she suspects her promiscuous and charismatic roommate, Lea, has been involved in the murders, therapist Dr. Georgia Lukens is put into the untenable position of deciding if these are the ramblings of a delusional patient or something more.
A favour unexpectedly leads Stone Barrington into a mutually beneficial business deal with a prominent gentleman who requires the ever-discreet services of Woodman & Weld. But in the ruthless corporate world no good deed goes unpunished, and Stone soon finds himself the target of a ragtag group of criminal toughs who don't appreciate his interference in their dealings.
Aunty Lee's new business partner Cherril has allowed the cafe to serve as a meeting place for an animal rescue society that Cherril once supported. A British expat has just returned to Singapore with an axe to grind against the group, but has been found dead in her hotel. Foul play is suspected. Then a veterinarian is also found dead. And suspicion soon falls on the animal activists.
When Mark is invited back to Leila's flat and ordered to strip, he thinks he's about to have the experience of his life. Waking later he finds Leila gone from his side. Keen to leave, he opens the wrong door and finds he's entered a nightmare; behind the swaying Barbie dolls that hang from the ceiling is the body of the girl he just had sex with. Rhona Macleod's forensic investigation of the scene reveals the red plaited silk cord used to hang Leila to be a cingulum, a Wiccan artefact used in sex magick. Sketches of sexual partners hidden in the dolls provide a link to nine powerful men, but who are they?
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.
Holland March is a private eye with a defective nose and a broken arm. Jackson Healy is the tough guy who put him in a cast. Not the two most likely men to team up to hunt for a missing girl, or look into the suspicious death of a beautiful porn star, or go up against a conspiracy of the rich and powerful that stretches from Detroit to D.C.
The death of a young man, found cocooned in plastic, looks like it was a tragic accident - a sex game gone wrong. But when another lifeless victim is found days later, wrapped tight, DI Helen Grace knows that she's on the hunt for a serial killer.
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.
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.
The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston's South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson. McGee is convinced department investigators aren't sufficiently connected to the city's lowlifes to get a handle on who is behind the blaze so he takes the case to Spenser.
Anna Pigeon is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine. She will be joined by her friend Heath Jarrod and Heath's daughter Elizabeth, who is the target of a cyber-bully. But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren't alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.
While out walking Sarge, her sister's bichon frise, bookshop owner Tricia Miles is led by the agitated dog to a man lying in a gazebo. It's Pete Renquist, the president of the Stoneham Historical Society, who appears to be suffering from cardiac arrest. But when Pete later dies at the hospital, a suspicious bruise and a puncture mark found on his arm suggests he may have been murdered.
Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford. When family man Stephen Bates is arrested, Helen Weeks and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town to support Bates' wife - an old school friend of Helen's. As residents and media bay for Bates' blood, a decomposing body is found. The police believe they have their murderer in custody, but one man believes otherwise. With a girl still missing, Thorne sets himself on a collision course with local police, townsfolk - and a merciless killer.
Aimee Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation - no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimee with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimee unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting. When she goes to drop off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, she finds the old woman strangled to death, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, Rene, Aimee sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.
Harry Dickinson is a used car salesman who believes he is a 1940s private detective. The people around him think he's unstable and are becoming fed up with his behavior. But Harry's attempt to track down a missing woman leads him to witness a murder - and no one believes him. Turning to the authorities only makes things worse. With Harry and his girlfriend, Friday, on the run - hunted by the police, the killer, and even Harry's friends and relatives - their chances for survival look grim.
Darcy and her dog Missy are determined to put their best feet/paws forward at the Enchanted Village's annual Pawsitively Enchanted pet contest. The show's organizer hires Darcy to keep an eye on things among growing suspicions that someone is sabotaging the event. But Darcy's quest for justice is thrown off the scent when her lead suspect is found dead at the competition. As if a murder weren't bad enough, someone begins snatching up prize-winning pets right from under their owners' noses.
Amsterdam's Pieter Posthumus is enjoying a quiet drink in his favourite bar when a murder is discovered at the guesthouse next door. Posthumus cannot believe it when Marloes, the guesthouse owner, is arrested both for her tenant Zig's murder and another death years before. Why are people so keen to think Marloes is guilty? And why did Zig paint just one picture every year - a copy of a Dutch master, but with one peculiar twist?
When China provokes a military crisis with the United States and then starts shooting down GPS satellites, Ray McConnell, an engineer at the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, knows he must act quickly. Without the satellites America's military capabilities will be crippled and China will gain an enormous advantage in any future conflict. The only way the satellites can be protected is from orbit, so McConnell's team of soldier-scientists must construct an armed spacecraft capable of knocking weapons out of the sky.
To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she's trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks. But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a hidden room in one of the estate's many bungalows. The remains turn out to be those of Harrison's son, who went missing nearly twenty years ago - along with one of his father's Warhol paintings.
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.
Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara's death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight. Something evil is afoot.
A man falls to his death from a cliff face in western Scotland. From a distance, another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man's pocket, and leaves. When the Scottish police show visiting Detective Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognizes it as a call for help. But he also knows that answering that call could destroy the life he and his girlfriend Lindy have built for themselves in the village of Saltmarsh, in north Norfolk.
While book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright has temporarily relocated to her parents' place in Sonoma, she attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under their commune. A room is unearthed, revealing artwork, rare books, cases of wine, a chest of jewelry - and a perfectly mummified body. A closer examination of the murdered man's possessions reveals a valuable first edition of Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth containing a secret treasure map.
He is a record collector - a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the "Vinyl Detective" and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording - on behalf of an extremely wealthy (and rather sinister) shadowy client. Given that he's just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero's full attention.
When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones and notifying the family. When evidence emerges that the death was no accident, Kate soon finds herself plunged into a thirty-year-old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.
After discovering the recent black-market sale of five nuclear weapons, Washington calls on veteran intelligence expert Ray Bowman to track them down. Now, with the help of a Mossad agent and a female South African intelligence officer, Ray discovers that those who control the arsenal are behind a far more sinister plot than he could have imagined.
Cambridge, October 1933. Inside the old All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, Doctor Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the final moments of a dying stranger. Despite the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the death is ruled a suicide, compounded by a formal confession before death. The victim, it is revealed, is known to Scotland Yard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is sent all the way from London to investigate.
Monica Albertson is baking cranberry goodies by the dozen and shopkeepers are decking out their storefronts for the first annual Winter Walk - an event dreamed up by the mayor to bring visitors to the town during a normally dead time of year. But it's the mayor who turns up dead during the grand opening ceremony, his lifeless body making its entrance in a horse-drawn sleigh.
It's the early 1950's. When famous mystery writer Dashiell Hammett comes to Heller representing a group of showbiz and literary leftists who are engaged in a last minute attempt to save the Rosenbergs, Heller decides to take on the case. Heller will have to play both sides to do this, and when Joe McCarthy also tasks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
In October 1555 the Italian master Titian painted the portrait of Angelico Vespucci - a Venetian merchant whose cruelty words could not capture. When Vespucci was revealed to be the elusive monster who had been flaying young women across the city, he vanished inexplicably, along with the painting. All that remained was a chilling warning: when the portrait emerges, so will the man. Now the lost Titian masterpiece has surfaced in modern-day London, and skinless corpses are amassing across the globe. And it will fall to an unlikely man from the fringes of the art world to unravel half a millennium of myth, mystery and murder.
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 team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep. Meanwhile, the combat ship USS Milwaukee, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured. The crew takes refuge on a tiny island, trapped dangerously between the grounded ship and a fleet of hostile North Korean soldiers.
Journalist Fiona Reina had every intention of picking up her boyfriend, Lee, from the airport and heading out for a nice dinner together. But when Lee isn t on the plane, Fiona begins to get nervous. It seems Lee isn t the only passenger who never arrived. Three other people are also missing. Worse, it seems they were never on the flight.
[BC author]. Everything was going so well for top-notch defence lawyer Arthur Beauchamp that, in a moment of career restlessness, he decided to switch sides, just the once, and prosecute a young man charged with murdering a clown. Beauchamp was confident he could prove that Randolph Skyler was guilty. It's a case Beauchamp never forgot, not even years later, when happily remarried and retired to a bucolic life on Garibaldi Island in the glorious Salish Sea. As Beauchamp was about to learn, the older you get, the greater the chance is that the past will come back to bite you.
Neil Garret is new to town, but his seafood shop is already going belly up. Working next door, former reporter Sunny Coolidge can't help noticing the telltale signs. But checking on Neil one morning reveals something far worse for business than a lack of inventory - a mysterious man lies murdered in his freezer. Sunny's boyfriend, Chief Investigator Will Price, nets Neil as the prime suspect.
It all starts, as these things sometimes do, with a dead man.He was a neighbour, not someone Abby knew well, but still, finding a body when you only came over to borrow a tin of tomatoes, that comes as a bit of a shock.At least, it should.And now she can't shake the feeling that if she hadn't gone into Simon's flat, if she'd had her normal Wednesday night instead, then none of what happened next would have happened. And she would never have met Melody Black...
When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancee, and apartment, he moves back into his childhood home, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he discovers millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It's enough money to completely transform Rick's life - and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father's hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent, Angela Dimato discovers the body of a woman in the Nature Refuge near Denver Co. Not only is the body in a bizarre and contorted position, it is found within a few feet of the rare but protected burrowing owl. With the assistance of local police, Dimato investigates the murder that grows stranger as two more deaths occur the same morning.
Birdie Favazza's granddaughter, Gabby, loves attending the local Sea Harbor Community Day School. She's also excited that Birdie and her fellow Seaside Knitters are teaching their craft to the students by knitting hats for charity. Unfortunately, not everyone shares her enthusiasm. Outspoken board member Blythe Westerland has sparked tempers with her determination to discredit the current administration and its new, progressive curriculum. But then, on the evening of an elegant school event, Blythe's body is found near the school boathouse.
Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruth's old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters.
Recently retired private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, socialite Hope Babbin, are in Maine to attend a week-long master cooking class. The picturesque Victorian-era Oquossoc Mountain Inn's tranquility is shattered by the arrival of a group of rude and imperious Hollywood one-percenters. After a suspicious late-night fire is brought under control, the charred body of one of them is found in the ashes.
Sarah has the perfect distraction for the permanent departure of her fiancee for Hollywood: the Black and Orange Halloween ball in New Orleans. She plans to dance the night away to the swinging tunes of her old flame Scott Hampton's blues band. But just as the party gets going, Scott receives a mysterious message that threatens his life and the lives of his bandmates.
Nick Mason gets out of a maximum security prison 20 years early. Now, back on the streets, he has a new house, a new car, money to burn, and a beautiful roommate, but he's still a prisoner. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, Nick must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything to finally break free.
When Sarah Winston started, the virtual garage sale seemed like a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter. But she learns that she can avoid the crowds online - but not the crazies. She certainly never bargained on dealing with frightening threats. And when a client is murdered, it's time for Sarah to swallow her pride and seek the help of her ex - C.J. Hooker, chief of police.
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.
A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened... This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy.
It's been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to thirty-seven years in prison on corruption charges. P.I. Michael Kelly is sitting in his office when he gets an anonymous e-mail offering to pay him nearly a quarter of a million dollars if he will find Perry, no questions asked.
Molly sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is the teacher of the most popular seminar - Sheila - is getting a massive case of stage fright about being in front of a crowd. To ease Sheila's nerves, the Hookers plan a practice class at crocheter CeeCee's mansion. But there they stumble upon a dead body in the apartment above CeeCee's garage.
Fourteen-year-old Mary Ann Dailey took the bus home from school as usual. Somewhere along the way she vanished. Only days later, Tiffany Michelle Yates disappeared, last seen holding an ice cream cone and wearing a pink dress. Twelve years earlier, the town of Alvin, Alabama, lost another of its daughters, her lifeless body eventually found beneath a willow tree. Abe Teal wasn't even born then. Now his life will never be the same. As his mother Leah, the town's sole detective, tackles the case, Abe watches a mystery sink deep into the town's murky past.
Sheila's friend, larger-than-life Eva Jackson, has returned to the village of Taviscombe after losing her foreign correspondent husband, Alan, to kidney failure in a London hospital. After Eva decides to compile a book of Alan's unpublished works, a fire mysteriously breaks out in the garage where his writings were stored. Then Eva herself meets a suspicious end.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the rainy season. When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel's holiday comes 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?
It's summer, 1943, and a double murder is discovered on the grounds of St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, and established in an old Shropshire manor house to help victims of the war to recover. DI Tom Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place, where most of the patients are unable to walk or are blind, or both, not to mention deeply traumatized.
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. 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 66-million year-old cold case that's heating up fast.
Novella. When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving officer needs assistance calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago.
Police officer Megan Luz has her sights set on finding a convicted burglar who has broken his parole, and she has the perfect partner to help sniff him out. A Peeping Tom has been spotted in an affluent Fort Worth neighborhood - and concerned citizens start enlisting volunteers to beef up their Neighbourhood Watch group. But when the Peeping Tom patrol grows into a virtual vigilante mob, Megan and Brigit have to jump in paws first.
A woman falls victim to a brutal attack. When he finds her, the woman's husband is so traumatized by the violent scene that, in a state of panic, he starts cleaning the house. He even washes the blood from his wife's body and puts her to bed, as if nothing is the matter. Criminal psychiatrist and hypnotist Erik Maria Bark is called in hypnotize the man in order to unlock his memories of the murder scene. But what Dr Bark uncovers in his sessions with the dead woman's husband make him decide to lie to the police. It becomes clear that the case cannot be solved without the help of Detective Joona Linna, the man who's been missing for more than a year and has been presumed dead.
Criminal psychologist Audrey Harte is returning home after seven years. She'll have to face the whispers and the rumors that have haunted her family since she left. Because when Audrey was thirteen, she and her best friend Maggie killed Maggie's abusive father. Her first night back in town ends in a fight with a drunken Maggie, with her old crush Jake to witness it all. Audrey can't believe it can get worse. Then Maggie turns up dead.
1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home: it is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young Detective Sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamt of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved.
Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland. She sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. As she prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them.
Jobless Laurel Inwood finds herself in Hubbard, Ohio, helping her Aunt Sophie run her restaurant, a run-down greasy spoon in an old railroad station. To save the dingy diner, Laurel cooks up a plan to feature alternating ethnic cuisine as specials. But first there's the problem of the body in the booth. Slumped over a table with a receipt spike in his back is Jack Lancer, an investigative reporter for local TV news.
London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend - until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client. Emma Brauer is a woman accused in the "mercy killing" of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she's innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father's death. When Paul's young assistant Sofia is murdered, Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma's fears are well-grounded.
Organic farmer Cam Flaherty is finding the New Year just as hectic as the old one. And supplying fresh ingredients for a dinner at the local assisted living facility seems like the least of her worries - until one of the elderly residents dies after eating some of her produce. But cantankerous Bev Montgomery had a lot of enemies - from an unscrupulous real estate developer who coveted her land to an aggrieved care provider fed up with her verbal abuse.
Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner. Soon enough, dark secrets come to light, and Ellie must grapple with small town superstitions and the tenuous ties she shares with a condemned killer as she carves out a place for herself in an uncertain future.
The officers at the crime scene know exactly who the victim is. Doyle was one of five suspected bombers who caused the deaths of sixteen people. The remaining four are also missing and when a second body is found, decapitated, it's clear they are being killed by the same methods their victims suffered. Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is assigned the case but she is up against the clock - both personally and professionally.
The fancy-footed Happy Hoofers - Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini - are kicking off Carnival by entertaining posh guests at the most elegant hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Stunning beaches and spectacular views abound. But the party is cut short for the fab five when their alluring Brazilian companion is found dead in her room, without a clue as to what killed her.
Five pipeline employees have been murdered, and a journalist is missing in the remote northern regions of BC, and all the clues seems to lead to a Haida man, and Walker's friend. Walker is convinced that his friend is innocent, and when RCMP officer Dan Connor is pulled into the investigation, the two pair up once again to search out the truth.
Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of its professors is murdered, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie. The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz's university sweetheart. When she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse. To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old and terrible wounds. It will be his most dangerous - and his most personal - investigation yet.
Andy Dent, a student at prestigious Pepperell Academy, belongs to a computer club that redistributes money from the obscenely wealthy to the needy. But now one of their targets, a vicious drug cartel, has infiltrated the Academy and taken Andy and his friends hostage one by one. But they don't know that, hidden inside the school's tunnels, is Jake Dent, the school custodian and Andy's survivalist father, with all the weapons and supplies he has stockpiled against the collapse of civilization.
The wedding for Pepper Pomeroy's sister Felicity starts with dearly beloved but it ends with dearly departed when Ashley, the bartender Pepper befriended earlier in the evening, drops dead from a lethal nightcap. Authorities think it's just a tragic accident. After all, who would want to kill a virtual stranger at a country club wedding reception?
December 1585: Radical philosopher, ex-monk and spy Giordano Bruno, forced to return to Paris, is called upon by King Henri to unearth the truth behind several mysterious but linked deaths. Each victim is connected to a larger plot to manipulate the royal succession. Meanwhile, Bruno makes an uneasy alliance with Charles Paget, a key figure in the community of English Catholics who tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. When Bruno is implicated in the death of Leonie, a member of the Queen Mother's "Flying Squadron," he is forced to call on Paget and his connections for help - and finds that it comes with a price, involving an old enemy.
Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects.
Criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson faces the biggest investigation of her career - ordinary people have been drawn into an extraordinary cult with fatal consequences and a fallout that no one sees coming
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite. But the mission ended in disaster when the ship capsized, 108 crew members perished, and the meteorite was spilled onto the ocean floor. Worse, the accident revealed that the meteorite was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface - and it is growing.
Two novellas and two short stories featuring the iconic Nameless Detective!
Hazel Lucky Strike, a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases, comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenager's remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennan's lab.
Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. Should be fun! he says, and it kind of is until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor - and anyone who gets in the way.
London, 1919. While the world awaits the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a singular mystery. A severed hand has been found on the banks of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years previously. But the hand is fresh, and shows signs that it was recently amputated. So how has it ended up back in London two years after its owner was killed?
With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can't help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.
Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps - and Nikki is the number one suspect.
When pirate and merchant Sir Frances Courtney was executed his heartbroken son Hal witnessed his death and dedicated his young adulthood to avenging his father's name. But now, 20 years later, it is 1784, and a truce has been made between the English and the Dutch, and Hal has become the captain of his own ship, the Golden Bough, sailing from the slave markets of Zanzibar to the pirateriddled waters of the Indian Ocean in search of fortune and treasure. But though the war is over, the final battle has not been won.
Constance Kopp has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.
A tremendous fatal blast rocks a book-signing event where supporters have gathered to see the inspirational leading advocate for New York City charter schools, a Holocaust survivor. A neo-Nazi is the prime suspect, but District Attorney Butch Karp believes the hate crime may be a cover-up for a more sinister plot. The treacherous teacher's union president has long been furious at the unqualified successes of the charter school movement, which threatens to expose his corrupt practices - manipulation and misappropriation of union funds and, now, possibly even murder.
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.
Ireland, AD 671. The Great Fair of Bealtain is almost upon the fortress of Cashel, and a line of painted wagons carries entertainers to mark the occasion. But preparations take a deathly turn when one of the carriages is set alight, and two corpses are found, lying poisoned, within. As Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, investigate, they are quickly plunged into the menacing marshlands of Osraige - where the bloody origin of the Abbey of Cainnech is still casting a grotesque shadow over the inhabitants and beyond. What is the symbolism of the Golden Stone, and who are the mysterious members of the Fellowship of the Raven?
Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Cateman Kingsley has hired Helen to find a missing John Singer Sargent painting, owned by her late father. Helen takes a job as a library volunteer, since her client suspects the small watercolor was tucked away inside a book donated to a local library. Helen discovers the library has a catalog of complaints - from a mischievous calico cat to the mysterious disappearance of various items that some of the staff are attributing to a ghost. Things only get worse when a dead body turns up in a parking lot.
Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is working for the Secretary of State for War. Reports from Trinidad convey rumours of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Mycroft's fiancee, raised in Trinidad, abruptly returns. Near panic, Mycroft convinces his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take.
The only thing raining on Angie's parade is her mother drafting her into a massive home renovation project - and using their sudden mother/daughter bonding time to comment on Angie's ticking biological clock. The house repairs and upgrades between the Amish craftsmen and their Englisch counterparts are proceeding well until a tremendous shock comes to the workers when the electrician is found dead on site. With the sheriff suspecting foul play, it falls to Angie to root a killer out of the woodwork.
Lori discovers a valuable bracelet that was the legacy of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's past. She asks Lori to do what she could not bring herself to do - return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor or to his rightful heir. In the meantime metal detectors have become the rage among the villagers. Soon one of them stumbles upon a real treasure - an ancient hoard of priceless gold and silver artifacts. Lori sees a similarity between these artifacts and the bracelet. But what is she to make of this link?
Quinn Colson is jobless, voted out of his position as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, somebody smashes through the house of a wealthy mill owner, making off with a safe full of money and shooting a deputy. As Deputy Lillie Virgil hunts the criminals and draws Colson in, other people join the chase, too, but with a much more personal motive. For that safe contained more than just money - it held secrets. And as Colson well knows, secrets can kill.
Commissaire Georges Dupin, recently relocated from Paris to the Breton coast, is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee when the legendary 91-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of the Central Hotel in the seaside village of Pont-Aven, is found dead. Dupin and his team identify five principal suspects, including a rising political star, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian.
Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of the Philippines' Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off what they can scavenge there. And when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests, forensic anthropologist Father Gus Saenz and his protege Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands.
A marine engineer who tumbles off a cliff path on a windy night. A burglary where everything taken was returned by the thief. The suicide of a man in love with life.An accident, a mystery, an unexplained tragedy. And nothing at all to connect them. Until, that is, Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, searching for something - anything - to take her mind off the tedious job of evidence-cataloguing she's been assigned to, starts to wonder if all three incidents are not quite what they seem.
November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. But when Aimee's father must leave town he asks Aimee to help out at his detective agency while he's gone. The case Aimee finds herself investigating, a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II, has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all - maybe it's time to think harder about the family business.
The immensely powerful - and occasionally homicidal - Shanghai billionaire Sidney Cao has asked Ellie to investigate Marsh Brody, his son's suspicious new American business partner. Ellie knows she can't refuse, and is grudgingly swept up into the elite social circles of Sidney's three children: debauched Guwei, rebellious Meimei and social climber Tiantian. When a waitress is murdered at one of Tiantian's parties, the investigating detective pinpoints Ellie as the prime suspect, and she has to work quickly to get herself out of an ugly situation.
Bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbour Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she inherits is the widow's hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gertrude's late husband. As her dream crumbles, Winnie makes her final delivery - a peach pie to an elderly widower. But she finds Bart Wagner lying on his kitchen floor, smothered by a pillow.
1888. Young Scottish scientist James Murray, accompanied by his sister Lucy, is summoned to Turin, the city where he once apprenticed to a world-famous criminologist. Sofia Esposito, a woman he once loved and lost, cannot get help from the police after her 15-year-old cousin vanished. As he embarks on his search for the missing girl, Murray uncovers a series of mysterious disappearances of young women and rumours of a haunted abbey on the outskirts of the city.
A lone man, Peanut, escapes a labour 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.
Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his journalism career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption - but only if he can find out what happened to Heike.
Diana Jager is a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet. Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow...
Ruddy McCann, former college football star, is now Kalkaska, Michigan's full-time repo man and part-time bar bouncer. His best friend is his low-energy Basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head which introduces itself as Alan Lottner, a dead realtor. To complicate matters, it turns out Katie, the girl he's fallen for, is Alan's daughter. When Alan demands Ruddy find his murderers, Ruddy decides a voice in your head seeking vengeance is best ignored. When Alan also demands he clean up his act, and apartment, Ruddy tells him to back off, but where can a voice in your head go?
1561. To discover her rival's next unpredictable move, Elizabeth dispatches a party of trustworthy intimates, including Kate Haywood, to Mary's court at Fontainebleau. But when a beautiful and disruptively flirtatious member of the visiting party is murdered, Kate suspects that the man who stands accused has been set up to discredit Elizabeth.
In the sprawling seaside mansion that houses a prestigious think tank, a distinguished doctor violently attacks an assistant in the mansion's library and, moments later, kills himself in a truly shocking fashion. Enigmatologist Jeremy Logan, investigating, finds a secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades and filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a long ago top secret project. What that project was - and what has happened in that room - will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger.
Two members of a local neighborhood rescue program, Tyrone Blakeney and Cherisse Chapman, inform Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society president Nell Pratt that her society owns an abandoned row house in a rundown area of Philadelphia and they insist on taking her to see the property before its date with the wrecking ball. But soon after they arrive at the house, Cherisse is fatally shot and Tyrone is badly injured.
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by SUSPECT heroes Scott James and his K-9 partner, Maggie. Elvis Cole is hired to locate a missing woman who worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover the fugitive dead, the building filled with explosives. A bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows.
Private Detective John Darvelle is hired to find the killer of Keaton Fuller, a well-born Los Angeles man gunned down in his own driveway. The cops couldn't solve the case, in part because everyone who came in contact with Keaton despised him. Translation: Anybody could have done it. Following a trail of the dead man's betrayals, Darvelle finds himself in the exotic, high-stakes world of rare tropical fish. The fish are certainly valuable enough to kill for, but is there something more menacing going on?
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before - two and a half years ago on the other side of the country. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads and a killer who leaves no traces, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That's when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He's a skilled manhunter with an uncanny ability to predict the Samaritan's next moves.
When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it is conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Warren Smith. Until Warren's found dead - a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before.
Flavia Albia's beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called the Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumours for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. Between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder.
In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk. Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that Pat is not alone: all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of her fictions clamour for her attention, rudely intruding on her peaceful Suffolk retreat. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist who would like to interview her, events begin to turn catastrophically dark, ending in a fatal accident. Except, as always in Pat's troubled and eventful life, perhaps things are not as they seem...
In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans 'N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble. Erica Shermer may be the widow of handsome local lawyer Jim Shermer's brother, but she doesn't appear to be in mourning. At a homecoming party held in Robbie's store, Erica is alternately obnoxious and flirtatious - even batting her eyelashes at Jim. When Erica turns up dead in the store the next morning, apparently clobbered with cookware, the police suspect Robbie's friend Phil, who closed up after the party.
Maine Game warden Mike Bowditch cuts short a romantic getaway with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens to find two missing female hikers in the Hundred Mile Wilderness, the most remote stretch along the entire Appalachian Trail. Two unidentified corpses are discovered, their bones picked clean by coyotes, but Stacey insists the scavengers are not to blame and believes that a murderer may be hiding in the offbeat community of hikers, hippies, and woodsmen at the edge of the trail. Then Stacey herself mysteriously goes missing.
When the Israeli ambassador to France is shot dead in Paris by an unknown sniper, the Israeli government blames Hamas and begins planning a massive invasion to obliterate the terrorist organization once and for all. To avoid an all-out war, three members of the UN Security Council - the United States, France, and the United Kingdom - assemble a team of intelligence agents to uncover the truth behind the assassination. But when the team stops responding and all four agents are found dead in a bunker locked from the inside, they turn to freelance intelligence operative Will Cochrane for answers.
Thief Nicolas Fox and FBI agent Kate O'Hare go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers wagering millions of dollars. Their target is casino magnate Evan Trace, who is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Their only backup - a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate's father, an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?
Assistant DA Alex Cooper's sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications. Scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars, a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions, and a new intimacy in her relationship with Detective Mike Chapman, cause the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back...if he can.
During an epic storm in the Gulf of Maine a number of people venture out into the maelstrom, including a mysterious band of men and women who gather on Seven Days Work, the sheer cliff that overlooks the wild sea. A housekeeper, a pastor, and a strange recluse are also wandering about out in the tempest. Who else risks being out in the turbulent black night? And how many murder victims will be revealed at the break of dawn? Such questions will engage retired Montreal detective Emile Cinq-Mars. He and his wife seek shelter from the same storm as they make their way to the island for a rare summer vacation from both his police work and her horse stable.
Sabrina's Aunt Rowe and her fun-loving friends have decided to compete in the upcoming Texas Hill Country Senior Pro Rodeo. The problem is these women have little to no experience with lassos, bulls, or even horseback riding. Before Sabrina can keep the stubborn seniors from mounting their steeds, she's sidetracked by a bigger problem. An uppity local business owner is found dead in an accident - right after a black cat was seen in her office.
Inspector Singh is irate. He's been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London. And as if that isn't bad enough, his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit previously unknown relatives. But it isn't long before the cold case that lands on Singh's ample lap turns into a hot potato and he has to outwit Scotland Yard, his wife and London's finest criminals to prevent more frightful executions from occurring on his watch - or indeed, from being added to their number.
With each new violent crime in Philadelphia, tension builds between the police department, the mayor's office, and the Citizens Oversight Committee. The most vocal activist, reformed drug dealer Reverend Josiah Cross, places the blame, and with it a target, squarely on the back of twenty-seven-year-old homicide sergeant Matt Payne. Now Payne must navigate death threats and misdirected public outrage to follow a strange pattern of seemingly unrelated killings.
Your husband goes out to buy a newspaper. He never comes back. Months later, an unexpected phone call puts you and your daughter in unimaginable danger. Even if he were still alive, your husband can't save you now. He told you way too many lies for that.
Kim and Mia Timmers were ten years old when they were accused of murdering the rest of their family and the lead singer of the world famous band, The Cupids. Now the sisters, who have been in a Marken institution for ten years, are due for release. Pieter Vos, DI in the Amsterdam police, is given cause to re-open the case when the girls disappear along with a nurse who was supposed to escort them to a half-way house in Amsterdam. It soon becomes evident to Vos that there is more than meets the eye at Marken, and senior staff at the institution are beginning to panic as they fear certain secrets might come to light.
Stockholm, 1932. Harry Kvist, a bisexual former boxer scarred by both poverty and alcoholism, now works as a debt collector. One night the debtor Zetterberg is murdered after one of Kvist's house calls, making Kvist becomes the main suspect. He needs to find the prostitute Sonja, a witness who has disappeared without trace. His hunt for Sonja takes him from brothels to illegal gambling dens, from contraband warehouses to illicit upper-class clubs, from shanty towns to luxury hotels.
Kate is disturbed to learn that 18 year old Rosie Anderson is missing. Her sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed. Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons - graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine - the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems.
Jodie Danforth had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy about money is simple. You can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect...
WALKER NOVEL. Morrow, 12.50 pb. Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter's case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help.
When a California sheriff asks forensic sculptor Eve Duncan for help with reconstructing the skull of a girl whose body has been buried for eight years, his fierce investment in the case puzzles her. But Eve experiences an immediate connection with the girl and vows to solve the murder. But, discovering that Eve Duncan is on the case, the killer now knows he must eliminate any loose ends that could bring him down.
[Vancouver author]. Rene Beckman is a dishonoured ex-cop with only two things on his mind: his new boat, the Triggerfish, and his hot date, an environmentalist named Vicki. When the two unknowingly dock the boat in the same secluded cove as a Mexican cartel's drug submarine, the date ends with a bang. With the cartel's coke-for-guns deal with local bikers torched by Beckman, he's forced to go on the run with half the underworld chasing him through the streets of Vancouver and the waters nearby.
When Abigail Marchand, Savannah's famously reclusive heiress, invites the Dream Club ladies to lunch at her Beaux Reeves mansion, Taylor and Ali hope for an invitation to join the distinguished Magnolia Society, but instead they find themselves reassuring Abigail that there are other interpretations to her recent dream other than she shall soon die. Perhaps. But it isn't long before Detective Sam Stiles visits Abigail's mansion, where the elderly woman appears to have been pushed to her death down a flight of stairs.
When 14-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. But the Blackwell Brothers are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin - who run the wilderness survival program - Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower, and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.
Late one night, Mikael Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker-a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda.
A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby Cooper in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is confronting a far more serious sentence. Skyler Miller has been found guilty of murder and faces the death penalty. Everyone believes she's guilty, including her own family and her ex-husband - everyone, that is, except Abby, whose finely honed intuition tells her this woman doesn't belong behind bars.
Tired of waiting tables at Lou's Joint, Amy Flowers doesn't just quit - she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the cafe of her dreams. At first Lou Lou refuses to sell, but when she seems ready to make a deal, she tells Amy to come see her. Showing up at the eatery ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered.
Uber-pushy stage mom Heather hires Jaine to write a song for her Teen Queen America contestant daughter. Unfortunately, the hotel hosting the event is a dump, the cattiness is out of control, and Candace - the perfectly-coiffed, whip-cracking pageant director - is making even Jaine's life miserable. When Candace's assistant Amy is found bludgeoned to death with a silver tiara, there are more suspects than sequins on a pageant gown - and Heather is first on the list.
1970s: A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional "chima-jeogori" is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve. Sueno and Bascom are called in by KNP detective Gil Kwon-up to investigate, since it is their job to liaise with Korean law enforcement on matters that may involve or implicate the 8th Army. But it turns out this isn't their jurisdiction and their investigation is thwarted by the US Army's 2nd Infantry Division.
Dexter Morgan's world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything - including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime ... ironically ... he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise.
A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. What links his misfortune to the mysterious disappearance of an art teacher at a private school for girls in Chichester? Orders from above push Peter Diamond of Bath CID into investigating a police corruption case in the Chichester force, and he soon finds himself reluctantly dealing with spirited schoolgirls, eccentric artists and his formidable old colleague, Hen Mallin.
Detective Sime Mackenzie travels as part of an eight-officer investigation team to Entry Island, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometers wide and three long, it is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home. But when Sime comes face to face with the prime suspect, he is convinced that he knows her - though they have never met. He becomes increasingly obsessed with her and, in spite of mounting evidence, convinced of her innocence.
Georgia's comfortable day-to-day routine of stained-glass projects, clerical work for a law office and waitressing is about to be disrupted. First her cat goes into heat and literally disturbs the peace. Then her mother drops in for a visit with her new husband in tow. But everything falls to pieces after a local activist is found dead from a poisoned danish.
Five years ago Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. She coped by burying the person she was, locking away her memories and creating a new life for herself. Her attacker is behind bars. In four weeks' time she will get married. She's almost normal. Then the body of another woman is found, close to where Melody was discovered. Police find a gold bird cage necklace at the scene. And Melody realizes her attacker has been out there all along...
When Belfast McGrath's five-star culinary career goes up in flames, she retreats to Foster's Landing - where she's immediately tapped as her cousin Caleigh's maid-of-honor. It's a perfect recipe for disaster - especially when Bel learns that the wedding preparations included Caleigh having one last one-night stand. When Caleigh's lover plunges from the second-floor balcony during the reception, Bel can't help but think his death was no accident.
Leslie Petersen is shot dead on her wedding day. With the bride's killer vanished without a trace, the investigation into the murder grinds to a halt before it's even begun. But then, the decomposing body of an unidentified homeless man is found in an old Cold War bunker, and DCI Mark Lapslie discovers a shrine hidden near the body. In it are miniature wooden coffins and each coffin contains a little doll, all dressed differently. One of the dolls is dressed as a bride - could this be a link to Leslie's murder?
Easy's friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Rufus tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see Seymour exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour was literally found standing over the man's dead body at his cabin home and the racially charged motives behind it, that might prove to be a tall order.
Ex-soldier Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's ethnically diverse, crime-ridden East End. Mumtaz is approached by an Egyptian woman, Salwa, whose husband is in Belmarsh prison on terrorism charges. Salwa convinces Mumtaz of her husband's innocence and persuades her to go undercover to prove it. But Salwa is not what she seems. Trapped in an old tunnel that leads to the London docks, will Mumtaz escape with her life?
Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo's biggest crime lord, the Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd's cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother, and her son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman's men are getting closer...
Boston, 1951. Cal is an employee of a company providing private security. Dante is a heroin addict trying and failing to stay clean, but who feels the call to do good after he discovers that his sister-in-law was the latest victim of a serial killer targeting disadvantaged women. Cal and Dante take it upon themselves to track the killer - but their daunting quest has dangerous consequences when the trail leads them to the highest ranks of city government.
For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter's murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help.
On New Year's Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon - a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered - leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.
Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are called to the home of billionaire businessman Hunter Alden, Jr. after he makes a grisly discovery in his townhouse garage. When Alden's teenage son goes missing soon afterwards, and his father seems oddly reluctant to find him, Zach and Kylie find themselves in the middle of a chilling conspiracy that threatens everyone in its wake - especially their city's most powerful citizens.
How can you be saved when no one knows you're lost? No one knew about the Puppet Maker until DI Brady found what remained of his victims. The murderer never meant them to be found. They are his private collection: each body identical, each altered. Brady knows that now his secret is out, the killer will destroy the evidence - including his latest captive. He must find a man who has hidden the worst of crimes for over twenty years. And whose nameless victims were never even missed.
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. A note is discovered that indicates that this may have been no random attack, and when local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help.
There has been a break-in at Andy Carpenter's dog rescue organization. A recently rescued dog has been stolen. Andy and his friend Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog - standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing?
Late 1930s: Kathie is desperate to leave her sheltered village life and sets out for Munich, determined that she'll get by, one way or another. She is dark-haired, buxom and pretty, like the women who recently disappeared without a trace. Young women are being found around Munich, abused and murdered. Josef Kalteis has been arrested, but is he really responsible for all those misdeeds? Did they execute the wrong one while the murderer is still on the loose? Lost somewhere in between her naive search for luck and existential concerns, occasional prostitution and the desire for true love, Kathie is in grave danger.
Kelly's summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, is off to a great start with knitting classes taught by her friend Barb. But while the advanced stitches are giving Kelly the slip, a more deadly problem soon has her friend coming apart at the seams. A young woman has accused Barb's son, Tommy - a young doctor doing his residency - of assaulting her. The yarns spun by the local rumor mill are bad enough, but when the woman is found dead in her ransacked apartment, Tommy becomes the number one suspect.
Just as Mma Ramotswe has been persuaded to take her first holiday ever, a new client arrives, a young woman whose father was regarded as a hero in the history of Botswana and whose character is now being questioned. Mma Ramotswe wants to cancel, but she is cajoled into going by Mma Makutsi's assurances that she and Charlie have the situation well in hand. Still, she asks Charlie to be her eyes and ears while she is away.
When their daughter Lori disappears in China, her separated parents Jo and Tom, reunite to find her. They travel from Manchester to Chengdu, a city in the south-western province of Sichuan. With no knowledge of the customs or language, and receiving scant help from the local authorities, Jo and Tom follow in their daughter's footsteps, tracing the people she mentioned in her blogs, interviewing her friends, colleagues and students. It's an unbearably difficult challenge and, as the days pass, the fear that Lori is lost for good grows ever larger.
London, 1859. When a man is killed in a hydraulic burst, novice detective Campbell Lawless stumbles on to the trail of Berwick Skelton. This elusive activist rose from humble beginnings to cross swords with London's illuminati, before vanishing, heartbroken, amid presages of disaster. The Worms, a gang of urchins, help Lawless follow Berwick's trail, from music hall hoofers, industrial sabotage and royal scandal. Lawless peels away veneers of secrecy to convince the powers-that-be of Berwick's revolutionary plans. Can he track down the underworld mastermind before he wreaks vengeance on those who ride roughshod over his people?
While world powers combat ISIS on the battlefield, a different threat is set in motion by the group - one that can't be defeated by an airstrike. Off the radar of every Western intelligence organization, able to penetrate America or any European state, they intend to commit an act of unimaginable barbarity. Only Pike Logan and the Taskforce stand in the way of an attack no one anticipates, a grand deception that will wreak unthinkable chaos and reverberate throughout the Western world.
22 year old intern Laura Bennett works for Congressman Hal Gannon, now serving his fourth term in the House. The two strike up an affair, but then Laura catches a stewardess at his apartment. She vows to Gannon that she will destroy him, and then she goes missing. PI Robert Brixton questions Gannon, who vehemently denies having anything untoward to do with Laura, but Brixton's suspicions return in full force when Laura is found dead in the congressional cemetery.
Dell employs his mercenary soldier skills to follow the trail of a man who threatened his wife Dolly. This new threat, a man with deadly patience 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.
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.
At an annual "fete" in St. Denis, the rally race and a classic car parade are new to the festivities and draw a spate of outsiders. As the parade begins, a local scholar turns up dead - and Bruno suspects unnatural causes. To complicate matters, a family squabble over land brings to St. Denis a comely Parisienne who turns Bruno's head. And there's mounting evidence that the events in St. Denis are linked to international crime. As usual, Bruno's village life offers its challenges - but there is always time for a good bottle and a home-cooked meal.
[Vancouver author]. Dave Wakeland isn't the usual PI. A 29-year-old ex-cop, he makes a habit of bad ideas. Chelsea Loam falls squarely into that category. Chelsea disappeared eleven years ago, leaving a trail leading towards career criminals and powerful men. Taking her case quickly starts to look like a good way to get killed. Whatever ghosts drive Wakeland, they drive him inexorably, addictively toward danger and the allure of an unsolvable mystery.
The patron of the most powerful drug cartel in the world is in solitary in a San Diego prison. Art Keller, the DEA agent who put him there - and killed his two brothers - is living at a New Mexican monastery, tending bees. But when Barrera negotiates a deal that lets him serve out his time in a Mexican prison, a series of events is set off that undermines whatever accord existed between the cartels, and a war of unprecedented scale and viciousness erupts. And with Berrera back in the world that he once owned and will do whatever he can to own again, Keller plunges back in the game, playing, as he always did, by his own rules.
Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But the trip is plagued by suspicious "accidents" and unfortunate events, and some of Stone's plans go up in flames - literally. Not a believer in coincidence, Stone sets out to learn the true source of his curious misfortune and finds that what appeared to be bad luck may, in fact, have been a warning.