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.
China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with an acrimonious divorce, including a nasty dispute over ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices and believes that a patient has been murdered. On her way to China's house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma.
Brandy Borne's eccentric mother, Vivian, has been invited to perform her one-woman show of Macbeth at the hamlet of Old York's Brit-flavored annual fete. Brandy, sensing a dramatic disaster, and savvy shih tzu Sushi, sensing doggy treats, tag along. Before the curtain goes up, an unscripted death occurs onstage. When a second victim makes a too-hasty exit from the mortal coil, Brandy and Vivian must step into the spotlight.
Human remains are found near an old primary on one of Britain's northernmost and nearly inaccessible islands. Forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod and her assistant arrive to excavate the grave. When the suspicious death of an old man in Glasgow appears to have links with the island, DS Michael McNab is dispatched to investigate. As the weather closes in, the team - including criminal profiler and Orkney native Professor Magnus Pirie - are presented with a series of unexplained incidents, apparently linked to the discovery of thirteen magic flowers representing the souls of dead children who had attended the island school where the body was discovered.
Set in South Africa. Tannie Maria is a middle-aged widow, a recipe columnist for her local paper until it decides to replace her recipe column with an advice column. She soon discovers she has a knack for helping her correspondents and including recipes and culinary advice whenever she can! Then she receives a sequence of letters from a woman trying to figure out how to escape her abusive husband - something Tannie Maria has had experience with in the past. Then the woman is murdered.
Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher. Then the DIA warns Decker off the case.
When Laura Chaucer, daughter of a U.S. senator, vanishes from her college campus, FBI profilers Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in. 13 years ago, Laura and her nanny disappeared from her family's Denver home. Laura was found alive, but not her nanny - and the killer escaped. Now women who look eerily similar to Laura's nanny begin turning up dead, and the Chaucer family psychiatrist delivers the disturbing opinion that Laura is unstable, a danger to herself and others. Cassidy and Spenser must now ask: Is Laura a killer, or is a monster still out there, waiting to claim another victim?
On the beaches and cliffs of North Devon, lone women have become victims in a terrifying game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is murder.But a madman on the loose feels very far from the crumbling, seaside home of ten-year-old Ruby Trick. Instead she lives in constant fear of school bullies, the dark forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of her parents' divorce. Helping her father to catch the killer seems like the only way to keep him close. As long as the killer doesn't catch her first.
The Artful Dodger is back doing what he does best: stealing, charming and leading a gang of petty thieves from the Seven Dials. But crime in London has become a serious business - and when Jack needs protection he soon finds himself out of his depth and facing the gallows for murder. The evidence against him seems insurmountable, until a young reporter by the name of Oliver Twist takes up his cause. Can they extricate Dodger from Newgate in time to escape the noose and save that which he treasures most, or is he destined for Fagin's fate?
Jack Ryan, Jr. is on his own. He's been ousted from his position at the Campus, the off-the-books intelligence agency that was set up by his father, the President. As if that's not bad enough, someone is out for Jack's blood. The police think that he was just the victim of a mugging, but he knows a professional assassin when he kills one. Using clues found on his would-be dispatcher, Jack launches his own shadow campaign to uncover the brutal truth about a world-renowned philanthropist and human rights advocate - and a long-running false-flag war of terror that has claimed thousands of lives...
Ruddy McCann, former college football star, now Kalkaska, Michigan repo man, is finally getting his life back on track when a woman tells Ruddy that the tragedy that defines his life may, in fact, be a lie. He starts to investigate the disappearances of women in the area and soon discovers that his own redemption may be within reach. The voice of Alan Lottner, dead realtor and Ruddy's future father-in-law, returns, and Ruddy and Alan work together to bring down a corrupt banker, win back his fiancee Katie's love, and stop a serial killer before he can strike again.
Beneath the polar ice cap there is a collision of two submarines, one Russian, one American. The Americans immediately set up a rescue mission, sending a new submarine and a SEAL team to establish an ice camp - Ice Station Nautilus - and stage a rescue. The Russians also send a rescue team but their secret mission is to make sure the Americans don't get any intel. To achieve this, they plan to take over Nautilus - leaving no survivors or traces of their actions.
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom when she begins covering a sensational murder trial. She should be thrilled with the story of her career, but her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney's friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.
William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, is called to a crime scene, where the body is made of the dismembered parts of six victims, sewn together like a puppet. Fawkes is tasked with identifying the six victims, but that gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously receives photographs from the crime scene, along with a list of six names, and the dates on which the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them.
Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University's Sociology Department at Pans 'N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile. It's all due to Professor Charles Stilton, who seems to thrive on heated exchanges with his peers and underlings, and tensions flare one night after he disrespects Robbie's friend, graduate student Lou. So when Robbie and Lou go snowshoeing the next morning and find the contentious academic frozen under ice, police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff.
A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential.
Summit Lake is nestled in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. There, two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student and daughter of a powerful attorney, was brutally murdered. Investigative reporter Kelsey Castle, despite danger and warnings, feels a growing connection to the dead girl. And the more she learns about Becca's friendships, her love life - and her secrets - the more convinced she becomes that walking in Becca's footsteps could lead her out of her own dark past.
Literary legend Wynn Staniland stopped writing and became a recluse in the 1980s. Most assumed it was because of his wife's bizarre suicide, a death that mirrored a murder case from the nineteenth century. Promising young author Zac Wilkinson, working on Staniland's biography, hopes to find the truth - while at the same time keeping his own troubled past hidden from public view. When Wilkinson is found brutally murdered, DI Wesley Peterson finds links to the unexplained poisoning of a middle-aged couple at a local caravan park.
A torturer for hire, John Sagan has terrorized - and mutilated - countless victims. And now he's on the move. DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg must chase the trail, even when it leads him to his hometown of Bradburn - a place he never thought he'd set foot in again. But Sagan isn't the only problem. Bradburn is being terrorized by a lone killer who burns his victims to death. And with the victims chosen at random, no one knows who will be next. Least of all Heck...
When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America's Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues.
While RCMP Constable Cal Dion works to fit back in and put closure to a Jane Doe drowning case, newly relocated Constable Dave Leith is learning to cope with his first big-city posting. But they have bigger concerns. Why would anyone beat up a young electrician, then track down his wife and baby girl to finish them off?
Cass hopes to draw in more customers for her psychic shop by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a seance, in a supposedly haunted mansion. But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancee - Cass's ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer.
Sarah Booth Delaney awakens to the insistent ring of her doorbell. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket sitting on her front porch...and a pool of blood slowly seeping out from the basket. After the police and a doctor ensure the baby is otherwise safe and healthy, Sarah Booth and partner Tinkie Richmond try to find the baby's mother, whom they suspect has been running for her life.
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.
London, 1813. The body of a 15 year old boy has been dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of an abandoned factory. One of London's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and tortured before his murder - and his younger sister is still missing. Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian St. Cyr is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world.
In Victorian London, there exists no greater investigative team than master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner, Ethan Pruitt. But it will take all their powers of deduction to determine if a fatal fall was a result of misery or murder . . .Adelaide Endicott - elderly sister of Lord Thomas Endicott, a senior member of Parliament - has plummeted to her death from the third-floor window of her bedroom at Layton Manor.
Spring arrives with the first annual Maple Madness Weekend. Along with maple sugar house tours, a community-wide marshmallow roast, and a weekend-long pancake breakfast, restaurants will be serving up special maple syrup dishes. But one of Candy's friends is accused of stealing sap from a rival's sugar maple trees, and landscaper Mick Rilke is found dead, floating down the river wrapped up in a fisherman's net.
Clearwater, Florida, is the spiritual center of Scientology, which is run by a fanatical group of true believers who insist that members remain pure and true to their faith. One senior leader has a young man in his employ, a twisted soul who will stop at nothing to make sure the rules are followed. But Harry Doyle, his partner Vicky Stanopolis, and Clearwater Sergeant Max Abrams are in hot pursuit, forcing the killer to run for cover.
When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon. But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes.
A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rashleigh is well-educated, well-groomed, and impeccably behaved - keeping the darker desires she indulges on nights off as her own little secret. But when Judith uncovers a dangerous heist, her life is shattered and she's forced to run. Armed with just her wits and a talent for self-invention, she makes her way from the French Riviera to Geneva, Rome, and the nightclubs of Paris, determined to take back what is rightfully hers.
Unable to trust anyone around him - not even his own mother - Penn Cage joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's murder trial. Together, Penn and Serenity - a former soldier - battle to crack the KKK splinter group known as the Double Eagles and to discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself.
Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What's the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?
1554. Jack Blackjack knows he's not going to have a good day when he wakes with a sore head next to a dead body in a tavern's yard. That would be bad enough - but when he discovers what's in the dead man's purse, the one he'd stolen, his day is set to get much worse. The purse explains why the mysterious man with the broad-brimmed hat wants to catch him. But so does the Lord Chancellor, as does the enigmatic Henry. In fact, almost everyone seems to be after Jack Blackjack.
In the mine-riddled town of Borden, Virginia, Leon is a lovesick bass player with a broken hand and a belief that next time - next time - he'll definitely get it right. Jennifer is the bright-but-battered waitress who can't quite escape the orbit of Arnett, the local drug dealer. When Jennifer convinces Leon to murder Arnett so she can finally be free, a dark chain of events is set in motion.
The French Riviera, 1956. Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, wants Bernie Gunther to go to London with a vial of Thalium and poison a female agent they both have had dealings with. Bernie bolts for the German border and pours through his memories of a 1939 murder of a low-level bureaucrat at Hitler's mountaintop retreat in Obersalzberg.
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.
Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of an elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI that have stopped 17 serial killers over the past five years. When the remains of a young woman are found, Steps recognizes the "signature" from another crime scene: the mark of a sad face. Meanwhile, a serial killer that Steps has been trying to track for over ten years, code name "Leonardo," is back in play - and on Steps's trail.
On the same day PI Mark Novak's wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. For Mark to delve beneath the town's surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone. A man who seemed to have lost his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well.
A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria. She helps an elderly couple into a taxi - and accidentally ends up with one of their bags - and an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return the urn, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression - and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger.
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.
1972. A young cyclist frantically rings on K2's doorbell, desperate to speak to the detective. K2 soon discovers that the boy is being pursued by his colleagues in the Oslo police, and a bloody knife is found in the boy's pocket: a knife that matches the stab wounds of a politician who has just been killed in the street. But the suspect refuses to talk, his identity is unknown, and K2 can't explain why a guilty man would travel straight to a police detective from the scene of his own brutal crime?
When Sherlock Holmes acquires the fabled 'Dracula Papers', the stage is set for the greatest battle of wits since Reichenbach. Why did five men really pursue an innocent Transylvanian nobleman to the ends of the earth? Who was really behind the murders that would have every man in England whispering 'vampire' for years to come? The detective would have the truth, though he must overcome the genius of Abraham Van Helsing to get it.
The Down South Cafe is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is Chamber of Commerce director George Lincoln, who is trying to buy the cafe so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site. When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it's a heart attack - until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning.
Brunetti takes a recuperative leave on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. But then Davide Casati, the caretaker of the property on Sant'Erasmo, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend.
Chef Bear Valets has just opened his own restaurant, La Fontaine, in Aix-en-Provence. But then he decides to extend his restaurant's seating into a historic courtyard. The local historical society wants the courtyard, which witnessed a seventeenth-century hanging and two World War II-era murders, to remain untouched. When Valets begins receiving threatening letters, he becomes convinced that his life is in danger. Newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet investigate.
Welcome to the Misfit Mob... It's where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of, but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to find out which museum it's been stolen from. But then Callum uncovers links between his ancient corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting.
During the famous Mardi Gras parade, a young Naval oceanographer plunges to his death from a hotel balcony. It's up to Pride and his crew to investigate. But this is a case that goes from grisly to utterly strange. A gris-gris bag found in the victim's belongings, a trail of mystical clues, and the haunting figure of a voodoo loa on CCTV at the crime scene all suggest that dark powers are at work in the Big Easy.
A scurrilous newspaper has built up a large following by publishing details of political and sexual scandals. When the editor is killed and the printing press smashed to bits, the Invisible Detectives are hired by the man who financed the production of the paper. He wants the killer brought to justice and the scandal sheet revived.
For some outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. But he's the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher.
Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid is ready for her 25th high school reunion. But when her old high school nemesis Queen of Mean Jeanette Parker shows she hasn't changed her stripes one bit, Savannah rises to the challenge - and finally comes out on top. Until Jeanette's dead body shows up in the swamp and just about everyone is ready to pin Savannah for murder.
Fairy Tale Cupcakes co-owner Mel is preparing for a breakup. Her old friend, Diane Earnest, is dumping her fiance after discovering he's only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction. When Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn't the reaction she was expecting: he's dead.
Captain Paul Darac of the Brigade Criminelle arrives at a crime scene to find a woman's mutilated corpse. Initially routine, the case deepens and darkens into a complex enquiry that threatens to close in on Darac himself. But allegiances past and present must be set aside to unravel a tale of greed, deception and treachery that spans the social spectrum. It is among the winding streets of his own neighbourhood in Nice's old town, the Babazouk, that Darac faces his severest test yet.
Even Washington DC homicide detective Mike Cancini is shocked when a charismatic young priest is found shot through the eye on the altar of his own church. As Cancini investigates, he uncovers long-buried secrets from the man's past, and it becomes clear that the church was not as holy as it seemed. When another priest is attacked, Cancini refuses to believe it's a coincidence, and his frustration grows as his search is blocked at every turn by inflexible priests and cagey church employees.
Yurika is a freelancer in the Tokyo underworld. She poses as a prostitute, carefully targeting potential johns, selecting powerful and high-profile men. When she is alone with them, she drugs them and takes incriminating photos to sell for blackmail purposes. But when a figure from Yurika's past resurfaces, she realizes there is someone out there who knows all her secrets: her losses, her motivations, her every move.
A missing woman has been found - too late, brutally murdered along with her unborn child. As single mom and small-town sheriff Emily Kenyon investigates the widowed husband, another killer demands her attention with a trail of dead sorority girls. When Emily discovers ties to her teenage daughter Jenna, she knows exactly where the killing will end. Because the killer wants her to know.
Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished - and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe.
When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag.
Cairo, Egypt, 1913. When schoolgirl Marie Kewfik is kidnapped, snatched away as she strolled through the bustling bazaars of the Souk, the Khedive insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Secret Police, takes charge of the negotiations for her safe return. The Kewfiks are one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Egypt and there is more to Marie's kidnapping than meets the eye.
Handwriting expert Anna Winger is hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness. She likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm's length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna's skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see.
The town of Wrensdale is abuzz with excitement when Steeltop Foods sponsors a cooking contest to promote its new product, the Flavor Dial. With a $25,000 prize at stake, all the contestants are on edge, including Talia Marby, owner of Fry Me A Sliver. She hopes her mini deep-fried apple pies will win her the money to pay off the renovations on her restaurant. But when Norma Ferguson wins with her flaky-top chicken stew, the tensions dial up even more. After Norma is found dead at her cooking station, the police suspect a losing contestant got a little too hot under the collar.
It begins in the fog, with a bleak village funeral. In the early hours of the following morning, Merrily Watkins and her daughter Jane are made aware that Aidan Lloyd, son of a wealthy farmer, will not be resting in peace. A rural tradition is displaying its sinister side as an old feud re-ignites.
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.
Adam is dying of ALS, his body shaking and no longer his own. But he has a young disabled son to provide for and no health care. His solution? Rob a bank, but in a way that goes unnoticed. All he has to do is get a code onto the bank's system, and he'll skim a few dollars from thirty thousand accounts. Easy, right?
Bavaria, Germany, 1947. Someone delivers judgement on the unwed, pregnant Afra Zauner. Many years later, Hermann Muller is throwing a drunk out of his tavern. A traveler, who won't stop ranting about a murder left unsolved, about police who never investigated. Out of curiosity, the file is reopened. And in the cold light of hindsight, a chilling realization creeps upon the community.
Jake Buckman goes alone to pick up his 16 year old son Ryan at a suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road. But what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. A split second decision plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.
A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the States to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them.
The discovery of a murdered ex-cop at an abandoned construction site brings Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation onto the case. Studying the body, Sara Linton - the GBI's newest medical examiner and Will's lover - realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim - a woman - who has vanished - and who will die soon if she isn't found.
Amelia Gray has been hired by an anonymous donor to restore Woodbine Cemetery, a place where the rich and powerful bury their secrets. 40 years ago, a child disappeared without a trace and now her ghost has awakened, demanding that Amelia find out the truth about her murder. Amelia follows the clues - a haunting melody and an unnamed baby's grave - to the palatial home of one of Charleston's elite families.
When a former Army veteran suddenly murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer, one with ties to the White House, decides to defend the killer. As New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp prepares a murder case against the veteran, he meets with investigative reporter Ariadne Stupenagel, who suspects that one of her sources for a story on high-level government corruption was a victim in the shooting.
2O year old Finley, able to dream about things before they happen and unconsciously make supernatural things happen, moves to The Hollows to learn how to control these talents from her grandmother. There, Merri and Wolf Montgomery are in the worst possible hell. Their daughter Abbey has been missing for ten months. Leads exhausted, the police have all but given up hope. Finley and Merri are on winding, treacherous paths towards the same point.
Antique dealer Sarah Byrne and long-lost half-brother, Ted Lawrence, a wealthy old artist and gallery owner in town, are ready to reveal their secret connection. Ted's adult children are suspicious of their newfound aunt Sarah - especially after Ted, in declining health, announces plans to leave her his museum-worthy heirloom paintings. So when Ted is poisoned to death during a lobster bake, everyone assumes she's guilty.
On a snowy day in December 1946, former British intelligence agent Lane Winslow happens to be in the local hot springs of the rural Canadian community of King's Cove when one of those patrons is found dead in the change room. The investigation points to the Soviet Union, where Stalin's purges are eliminating enemies, and the reach of Stalin's agent snakes all the way into a harmless Doukhobor community.
For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find.
Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her. After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody.
Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day, Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. So many people think that Biff is scum that it would be easy to blame him, but he has an alibi - and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.
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?
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.
Connie Kelly thought she'd found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the CIA. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser's card.
Promise Falls, New York. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar symptoms - vomiting, dizziness, loss of consciousness - and dozens are dying. And those investigating the cause of the epidemic quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains. Who would benefit from poisoning this town? And what is their motivation?
When two small-time crooks rob Reykjavik's premier drugs dealer, hoping for a quick escape to the sun, their plans start to unravel after their getaway driver fails to show. Tensions mount between the pair and the two women they have grabbed as hostages when they find themselves holed upcountry in an isolated hotel that has been mothballed for the season. Back in the capital, Gunnhildur, Eirikur and Helgi find themselves at a dead end investigating what appear to be the unrelated disappearance of a mother, her daughter and their car during a day's shopping, and the death of a thief in a house fire.
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.
Nathaniel Dresden rebelled against his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer, by joining the U.S. Army and serving in Iraq. But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father's death. Though truth be told, the list of people - cops and criminals - who wanted David Dresden out of the way is long.
The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth. Rumour has it that Hollingsworth is in possession of an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When the Fitzgerald manuscript's authenticator is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose.
Thomas Mundy checks in to London's Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent - an unlikely victim for such a violent crime. But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic.
Two young female victims bearing a superficial resemblance to each other are found asphyxiated and posed, with indecipherable writing on their right hips. A hostel caretaker, a journalist and his photographer, a bariatric specialist, the Canadian High Commission in London, and a psychic all have roles to play in the ongoing investigations - and are unsettled at the thought that the killer is already seeking his next victim.
Russian cyber warfare attacks begin when malware wipes out the records of nearly every Polish bank account, imploding the country's financial system and panicking the rest of Europe. Then come full-scale assaults on Europe's power grid and the remote hijacking of a commercial airliner that kills hundreds of civilians. And Brad McLanahan and his Scion team kick into gear, arming themselves with the most advanced technological weaponry for the epic struggle ahead.
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.
Settling into her new life and career in small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a "wildcrafting" retreat at her Victorian home. But a specter hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. Amidst leading their guests in nature hikes, rock painting and making clay charms, Cora and her business partner, Jane, team up with Gracie's boyfriend, Paul, to launch their own investigation into her disappearance when the local police prove unhelpful.
Lena's got a new job - assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla's beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she's found dead behind Sam's house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.
Julia St. James Ford has washed up on a beach near her home in Seaside, Oregon, with no memory of how she got there or how her husband, Joe, died. The police rule the case an accident. But Joe's brother, Sam, Jules' rescuer and her first love suspects otherwise. While Sam tries to piece the facts together, Jules fears someone is watching, determined to find out how much she knows.
During a gala celebrating John James Audubon's massive masterpiece, Birds of America, Brooklyn is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the Bay Area Birdwatchers Society, to repair a lesser known book of Audubon drawings. At the same party, Brooklyn is flying high after she's asked to refurbish a rare copy of Poor Richard's Almanack when Mulrooney's body is discovered in the library.
When a mint copy of the final album by "Valerian" - England's great lost rock band of the 1960s - surfaces in a charity shop, all hell breaks loose. Finding this record triggers a chain of events culminating in our hero learning the true fate of the singer Valerian, who died under equivocal circumstances just after - or was it just before? - the abduction of her two-year-old son.
Ellie's business and personal life have been flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically enhance life. Now she's excited to hear that a journalist is going to write a feature about her home and garden for a national magazine. But then the journalist is found dead, and suspicion falls on the last person to see him - who just happens to be Ellie's brother's girlfriend.
A new novella and 11 previously published stories.
It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: "The American wants a hundred million dollars." For what? And who from? Reacher, a CIA agent and an FBI agent, are told to find the American. From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Reacher makes his way through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies.
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.
The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms. When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame. In trying to clear her friend's name, Monica discovers that more than a few people in Cranberry Cove have felt the power of Lori's venom, and it looks as if this time she may have agitated the hive a bit too much.
Harry Bosch is California's newest PI. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?
News that one of Carter Blake's old allies is dead can mean only one thing - something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him. Emma Faraday, newly appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He's been evading them for years, but finally they've picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don't want to be found, but Winterlong taught him everything he knows. If there's anyone who can find him - and kill him - it's them.
Amber Langstrom comes to game warden Mike Bowditch and tells him that her son Adam is a wrongfully convicted sex offender who has vanished from a brutal work camp in the high timber around the Widowmaker Ski Resort. She also claims that Adam is the illegitimate son of Jack Bowditch, Mike's dead and diabolical father - and the half-brother Mike never knew he had. Soon Mike is in a mountainous wilderness where the military guards a top-secret interrogation base, sexual predators live together in a backwoods colony, and self-styled vigilantes are willing to murder anyone they consider their enemies.
Therapist-on-the-run Wylie "Coyote" Melville has witnessed a woman falling to her death outside the Luxor Hotel. Troubled by the ensuing cover-up, he becomes a man on a mission, enlisting the help of his old friend, an ace card player and master magician, to help find answers. The duo's escapades range from poker tables to desert highways, from bordellos to child beauty pageants.
In a terrifying echo of the Boston Marathon bombing, an explosion at the Duluth Marathon leaves many people dead and injured. Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy. One spectator believes he has identified a young Muslim man as the bomber and tweets Khan Rashid's photo to the public. And the manhunt is on. But is it really that simple?
This winter is going to be a rough one for Inspector Gilles Sebag, for he has discovered a terrible truth: Claire has been cheating on him. Bouncing between depression, whisky, and insomnia, he buries himself in work in an attempt to forget.But his investigations lead him inexorably to bigger tragedies - a woman murdered in a hotel, a depressed man who throws himself from the roof of his building, another who threatens to blow up the neighbourhood - all of them involving betrayals of some sort.
Benjamin January is called up to Vicksburg, deep in cotton-plantation country, to help a wounded conductor of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of safe-houses that guide escaping slaves to freedom. But when the chief conductor of the station is found murdered, Jubal Cain, the coordinator of the whole Railroad system in Mississippi is accused of the crime. Since Cain can't expose the nature of his involvement in the railroad, January has to step in and find the true killer, before their covers are blown.
When Sarah Winston's estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he's in town - especially her ex, the chief of police - the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah's latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife - her clients, the Spencers.
Annie's friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Upon her death, her fortune is to be divided and several cash-strapped islanders are in line to collect life-changing inheritances. Not long after Ves hosts a dinner for the prospective beneficiaries, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Everyone at the table had a motive but not a shred of evidence was left behind. When one of the suspects is found floating in the harbor and Ves disappears, Annie and her husband Max spring into action to catch a calculating killer before greed takes another life.
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.
Twelve years before Hannah Reindel committed suicide, she was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. A month after Hannah's death, Joshua Thorne - former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire - is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated. When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah's attackers are executed.
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.
When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl. Andrew Yancy - formerly Detective Yancy, is busted down to the Key West roach patrol after accosting his then-lover's husband with a Dust Buster. Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way - including the giant Gambian rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections.
Brothers Danny and Clay Gunn were brought up an ocean apart, but blood will out. Both served in the military, and both know how to kill, taking work as private military contractors and freelance 'fixers'. But when they save a female journalist in the Nevada desert, it is they who become the targets, stalked by a paramilitary team known only as the Presidents, under orders from the heart of government. To stay alive they must turn the tables, stop running, and become hunters once again.
Sam Kovac is investigating an especially brutal double homicide. A prominent university professor and his wife were bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Meanwhile Nikki Liska has been assigned to cold cases, where she is looking into the unsolved murder of a decorated sex crimes detective. As the trails of two crimes a quarter of a century apart twist and cross, Kovac and Liska race to find answers before a killer strikes again.
When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation containing memorabilia from his grandfather, Charles. He had been an FBI agent who had worked in 1934 on the hunt for Baby Face Nelson. Bob is driven to find out what happened to his grandfather, and why his own father, Earl, never spoke of him. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, someone with his own obsession of finding out what Charles Swagger left behind.
Thomas Wells Hart drifted into a dodgy career as a private investigator and grew clever at tailing suspects and all the other tricks of the game. Not quite clever enough, however. Coming across Hart's shot-up body, Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur and Assistant Chief Constable Des Iles follow a trail that will lead them through illegal art trading, big-bucks money laundering - and more murder.
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...
As his former colleagues investigate the mystery of a dead child in the boot of a stolen car, ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner undertakes an unusual challenge of his own, tracing a missing multi-million pound yacht that has vanished from its moorings. The two events seem unconnected, yet as the casualty count rises, is there a link that no one has seen?
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.
Wilson and nine others are brought together in New York for a heist with millions of dollars in diamonds as a score. Wilson came up with a plan he knew would work - until the inside man got killed and took the job with him. With no way inside, the crew walks away without the diamonds. Alone, Wilson is free to execute the job his way. Wilson sets a con in motion that should run as predictably as a trail of dominoes except the con doesn't rely on inanimate tiles, it relies on people.
Cork O'Connor is asked to search for a man who has gone missing camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Although his daughter's wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness on his own. Days pass. His family flies by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen. Locating Cork's campsite, they find no sign of their father. They do find blood, however. A lot of it.
Deep beneath the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, a massive oil spill threatens destruction on an untold scale. Yuri Kirov, a former operative for the Russian Navy and an expert in state-of-the-art underwater vessels, is pressed into duty - America's only hope at limiting the damage. When Yuri's past is exposed by a turncoat spy, he is blackmailed into taking on a risky subsea espionage mission.
Ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to eliminate the threat posed by a rogue British Special Forces Soldier who has returned from Syria to the UK. She gets hitman Lex Harper to assemble a crack team to prevent what could be a massive terrorist attack. Meanwhile someone has broken into her safe deposit box in a Hatton Garden-style armed robbery. While it's down to Lex to prevent a potential terrorist attack on British soil, Charlotte must work out who is after her and what they want
Rachel Childs is a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.
When Jaine's cat Prozac is tapped to star in a Skinny Kitty commercial, Jaine never would have guessed the world of cat food could be so, well, catty. Nervous about the finicky furball's diva nature, Jaine is pleasantly surprised - if not in stunned disbelief - at the sight of Prozac eating and napping on cue like a seasoned pro. But just as Jaine begins dreaming of fame and fortune, Skinny Kitty's inventor drops dead on the set.
45 years after his capture, Rudolf Hess is still held prisoner in Spandau Prison. What is his story? If anyone can reach him it is Berlin correspondent Red Goodbody, known for his foolhardiness, but also for his daring and panache. The fear is that the stability of Western Europe may be undermined by what Hess can reveal; and so both the KGB and MI5 move into action to protect the extraordinary secret of Spandau.
When organic farmer Cam Flaherty's fellow fowl-raiser Wayne Laitinen is found dead, Cam dons her crime-solving hat and quickly digs up a bounty of motives. Scandal, blackmail, cover-ups. There's a fox in the hen house. But where? With some help from her off-again, on-again flame, police detective Pete Pappas, Cam will have to crack this case before Wayne's killer flies the coop forever.
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.
Tom Locke is tapped for a top-secret black op in Ukraine, and has one week to rescue an oligarch's family and pull off a spectacular assault. What Locke doesn't know is that Brad Winters, his ambitious and enigmatic boss, is engaged in a high-stakes geopolitical chess game with influential powerbrokers in capitals around the world. One misstep could cost them everything. And that misstep may already have been committed by Locke's former love, war correspondent Alie MacFarlane, who impulsively makes a move that risks both their lives.
When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the remote, beautiful San Andres Mountains of New Mexico, he finds he must fight attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing. Yet keeping his land is only half the battle as he struggles with an aging father no longer able to carry his load at the ranch, an ex-convict intent on killing him, and a failing relationship with a woman he dearly loves.
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.
Harry Hole is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters - a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.
Tandy Angel is losing her mind--or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she's convinced will take her life could be all in her head--or the very real danger that finally brings her down.
Epidemic investigator Dr. Zol Szabo is on an extended cruise on the Indian Ocean with his girlfriend and his son. When a mysterious microbe cuts a lethal swath through the crew's quarters, the ship's physician enlists a reluctant Zol, who must put his vacation on hold to investigate the illness before it consumes everyone on board. As the body count climbs, it becomes apparent that everybody carries a secret in international waters.
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary.
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late.
[BC author]. London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost, a fabled con, a thief of other men's futures - a man of smoke. Adam Foole has returned to London in search of a lost love; what he learns of her fate, and its connection to the man known as Shade, will force him to confront a grief he thought long-buried. What follows is a fog-enshrouded hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and seance halls. And the forging of an unlikely bond with William Pinkerton, the greatest detective of his age.
A year after arresting Jason Medina for the rape and murder of his step-daughter, Detective Inspector Amaia Salazar has one last duty to complete before starting her maternity leave - attending Medina's trial. When the trial is suddenly called off, Amaia is appalled. But the judge had no choice. Jason Medina has committed suicide in the bathroom of the courthouse, leaving behind a cryptic note addressed to Amaia: the single word 'Tarttalo'.
Janet Moodie has spent years as a death row appeals attorney. Over-worked, underpaid, and recently widowed, she's had her fill of hopeless cases, and is determined that this will be her last. Her client is Marion 'Andy' Hardy, convicted fifteen years ago along with his brother Emory of kidnapping, rape and murder of two prostitutes, but Janet discovers a series of errors made by his previous lawyers. Andy may well be guilty of something, but what?
Lucas now works for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the "Queen of home-improvement tools" compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house.
Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5'1" tall, carrires a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat, and owns a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine - and she needs to be, to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. And throw their worst the wilds have: Kate and Mutt have both been shot.
A young woman vanishes. A smear of blood in the kitchen of the house she shares with her boyfriend suggests a struggle. As soon as Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw sees the photograph of missing Edith Hind-a beautiful Cambridge post-grad from a privileged family-she knows the case will be big. And she's right. Pressure soon mounts from the media and from on high.
Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen pleading with him to come rescue her. Then the line goes dead, and Clyde doesn't know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or why she needs rescuing. Joining Clyde in his against-all-odds quest is a young woman named Allie whose motivations for running this gauntlet are fascinatingly complex. As the duo races against the clock, it's Allie who gets Clyde to see what he has become and what he can still be.
It's 1985, and at Oxford University, Pimm's, punting, and ball gowns are de rigeur. Ursula Flowerbutton, a studious country girl, arrives for her first term anticipating nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books in gilded libraries - and, if she's lucky, an invitation to a ball. But when she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.
After graduating from a prestigious women's college in Morningside Heights, Abigail Northrup took a job there as an instructor. She also joined the ranks of the New Women, ladies planning for a life without a husband in which they make their own decisions and make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, her murder ended all that. When the police declare the incident a random attack and refuse to investigate further, Abigail's parents request Frank Malloy's help.
When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria, all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels. As the attacks mount, and terror is brought to the very doorstep of the White House, Scot Harvath finds himself in the race of his life. From Vienna, Brussels, and Berlin, to Malta, Jordan, and Syria - he will push himself beyond the edge in order to confront one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.
A soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station. But he isn't British - and he swears at Bess in German. Is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines - and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it's up to Bess - a soldier's daughter as well as a nurse - to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
Former Kindle County prosecutor Bill ten Boom is tapped by the International Criminal Court - an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now a witness has stepped forward with a story of mass murder. Boom's task is to examine the claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma.
While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery note an up-and-coming artist in a painting class. When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene - undercover, of course. Was the promising painter killed by her jealous husband? Her best friend? A rival using her artful wiles? With her husband, Phil, busy setting a trap for a gold thief, it's up to Helen to paint this killer into a corner...
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.
When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide . . . and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.
Ex-Marine doctor and bioterror expert Joe Rush arrives in Somalia to find an entire group of people showing the horrific symptoms of an ancient sickness that was once thought to be sent as punishment from Heaven. But before Joe can get hard evidence identifying the illness, a local warlord takes matters into his own hands - and the proof is gone, just as the illness breaks out back in the United States. But this outbreak is not a curse from God -- it is bacteriological warfare.
On the narrow coastal strip in the South of France lies the idyllic Villa Romantica, the home Mirabella Matthews has newly inherited from her Aunt Jolly, who died suddenly and under suspicious circumstances. But it comes as a fresh start for Mirabella - a writer in need of a change in scenery - until, on her way to the villa, she is run off the road by a motorcycle. Soon, Mirabella learns that Aunt Jolly had a dark past - populated by men who are now crawling out of the woodwork.
At a quilting bee, Lori ends up seated beside Mrs. Craven, delighted at the opportunity to learn more about her neighbour's life in the village of Old Cowerton. But dear, sweet Mrs. Craven's stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband's death. With Aunt Dimity's advice, Lori sets out to learn the truth about what the residents of Old Cowerton refer to as the "widow's curse" - and the deeper she digs, the more horrifying the tale becomes, until she discovers the most astounding revelation of all.
Back in Jericho, trying to fix things with his still-married high school girlfriend and retired Hollywood stuntman father, Quinn's drawn to becoming a lawman again. This time, he accepts a badge from acting Sheriff Lillie Virgil, a foul-mouthed law woman with shades of Calamity Jane. But what they must confront together is something brand-new. When a former high school cheerleader is found walking a back road completely engulfed in flames, the entire state focuses on the rural county, wanting answers.
While her bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R & R. Naturally they choose a mystery lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunits in deck chairs while sipping colourful drinks and soaking up some rays. But the fun is cut short when a fellow passenger is murdered for real. Is the killer a famous mystery author, one of her fans, or a member of the ship's crew?
A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found chained to a tree on a remote mountainside. As Brockton and his assistant Miranda dig deeper, they uncover warning signs of a deadly eruption of hatred and violence. But the shocking case is only the beginning of Brockton's trials. Mid-case, the unthinkable happens. The deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled - the sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield - escapes from prison, bent on vengeance.
Melanie's Aunt Peg has landed a gig as judge at a Kentucky dog show. Once there, Aunt Peg reconnects with an old friend, Ellie Gates Wanamaker, a former Standard Poodle exhibitor and a member of a well-heeled Kentucky family. Miss Ellie, out of the dog show world for years, is delighted to accompany Melanie to the show. Miss Ellie's presence at the expo center, however, provokes mixed reactions from exhibitors she hasn't seen in years, including some outright animosity. The following day Melanie learns that Miss Ellie has suffered a fatal accident while exercising her dogs.
Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame. Then one of them is killed - and it's clear one of the circle was responsible. But Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner quickly finds her investigation hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these people and their therapist together.
When a troubled teenager disappears from an orphanage and is found murdered, her body arranged on a bed of feathers, veteran investigator Holger Munch and his team are called into the case. Star investigator Mia Kruger, on temporary leave while she continues to struggle with her own demons, jumps back on the team and dives headfirst into this case: just in time to decode the clues in a disturbing video of the victim before she was killed, being held prisoner like an animal in a cage.
Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born or was, for her throat has been slashed.
The clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated - until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past.
In the small town of Surrender in upstate New York, Dr. Trajan Jones, a psychological profiler, and Dr. Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, teach online courses in profiling and forensic science from Jones's family farm. Once famed advisors to the New York City Police Department, Trajan and Li now work in exile, having made enemies of those in power. Then the outcast pair is unexpectedly called in to consult on a disturbing case. In rural Burgoyne County, a pattern of strange deaths has emerged. Adolescent boys and girls are found murdered in gruesome fashion.
Everyone in Sweet Briar, South Carolina, knows former high school football stars Jake Davis and Noah Madden. The two were fierce rivals once and now, twenty years later, the dueling quarterbacks haven't lost their luster. So townsfolk are surprised when Jake and Noah team up for a business venture. And there's only one suspect when Noah turns up murdered.
Chicago, 1928. Al Capone runs the city but cracks in his rule are starting to show. In the heavy summer heat, a series of shocking events takes place. A group poisoned in a swanky hotel. A rich white man found dead in a down-and-out neighbourhood he should never have been in. A socialite, known across the city, vanished without trace. Could these events be connected? Is someone trying to bring down Al Capone?
James Beck learned the value of loyalty the hard way. Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he developed a keen sense of right and wrong. So when his friend is beaten and killed on the streets of the Bronx, Beck is determined to provide him a measure of justice; a little dignity. But what starts as an investigation into a simple street killing soon turns into something more sinister and complex.
It's April in New Chapel, and Abby and her husband, Marco, are off to buy shrubs for their new house. But the owner of the local landscaping company is nowhere to be found. Abby's best friend, Nikki, meanwhile, believes she unwittingly helped a group of her hospital coworkers conspire to kill the man. After the police get involved, Nikki becomes a suspect.
Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings, and in doing so destroyed himself. In his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. And now Parker is ready to wage war. Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder. All in the name of the being they serve. All in the name of the Dead King.
The would-be author Herodotus has hired Nico and his priestess wife, Diotima, to accompany him to Egypt to research that ancient country's history. Unfortunately, Egypt happens to be in the throes of a rebellion against its overlords, the Persian Empire. Pirates infest the sea route. Three different armies roam the Egyptian countryside. The river is full of crocodiles. Everywhere Nico turns, there's a secret agent ready to kill him, and he can't find a decent cup of wine anywhere.
90 A.D., Wanting to root out all the supporters of Saturninus from the Senate, one of Domitian's men offers to hire Flavia Alba to do some intelligence work. Flavia Alba would rather avoid any and all court intrigue, but her wedding is fast approaching, her fiance is still recovering slowly from being hit by a lightning bolt, and she's the sole support of their household. To add to the confusion, yet another Nero pretender has shown up in Parthia, and is trying to rally support for his claim for the throne.
New stories by members of the Club, including Ann Cleeves, Simon Brett, Len Deighton, Peter Lovesey, Kate Ellis, Catherine Aird and many more.
Krissy Hancock's life has become surprisingly serene. Too bad her father, famed mystery writer James Hancock, had to pay an unexpected visit to Death by Coffee and brew up a batch of trouble. While caught off-guard by her dad's presence, Krissy never dreamed he'd become the biggest murder suspect in town. But that's exactly what happens when James's boorish agent - a man he allegedly fired just hours earlier - is found cold and lifeless, a still-warm vanilla latte resting by his hand.
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.
A co-ed is found murdered on the Holyoake, New Hampshire campus, her body scarcely touched. The killer paid meticulous attention to the aesthetics of his crime. Coincidentally (or not), a college custodian is also found dead. Then a third crime scene is revealed. A professor, formerly a spy, has been shot dead in his home. Each victim is connected to the Dowbiggin School of International Relations, yet none seems connected to the other. The dead student was a close friend of Sergeant-Detective Emile Cinq-Mars's niece, so he puts his nose in.
Party planner Liv McKay has put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee - including breathtaking fireworks and an exciting Miss Dixie Beauty Pageant. Maybe a little too exciting. As the party is winding down, Liv's sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds.
On the opening day of the annual Pumpkin Days Festival, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelganger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats. Sabrina learns that her new twin Tia has an enemy: bad-tempered jewelry vendor Calvin Fisher. When Fisher is found slumped over dead in his pickup, Tia tops the suspect list.
The top reporter for a gossip website has written an expose claiming that the chief justice of the Supreme Court had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. Nick Heller, a high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn.
Frank Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, has a rare talent for catching killers - but her idea of justice has little to do with courtrooms. Now three girls are missing, and Eden is going undercover to a remote farm where the troubled hide and blood falls more often than rain. Frank's job is to keep an eye on his partner while she's there - but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect others from her?
Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them; a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.
When an old crony of Van Shaw's late grandfather calls in a favor, the recently-discharged Ranger embarks on a dangerous journey to the Olympic Mountains, in search of a missing girl tied to Van's own criminal past. What he finds instead is a brutal murder scene, including a victim from one of Seattle's most influential families. But the dead bodies are only the start of Van's troubles.
As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Athelinda Playford, one of the world's most beloved children's authors, has decided to cut off her two children without a penny - and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Poirot is among the guests. But why? If Lady Playford expects a murder, why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer?
September 1143. Sergeant Catchpoll hopes a fire at a Worcester silversmith's is just an accident, but when there is a second fire, and a charred corpse is discovered, he has no choice but to call in the undersheriff, Hugh Bradecote, to help find the culprit. With further fires, a hooded figure stalking the streets, and a possible murder that has gone undiscovered for some months, the duo have to work together to avoid getting more than their fingers burnt in this puzzling investigation.
One night, eleven people - ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. 16 minutes later, the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.
When the Gunn brothers Danny and Clay answer a call to help old friends, they are plunged into a volatile and potentially deadly situation. Larry and Pamela Duke own one of the most popular nightclubs in the Spanish resort town of Ultima, but a local gang known as the Locos are determined to take it for themselves. Danny and Clay are hired to protect the club, but soon new adversaries enter the game. Against such odds there are only two choices: fight or die...
Editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest Atticus Pund detective mystery. His formula of mysteries set in sleepy English villages has proved hugely successful, so successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. The latest has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre. Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in 'the shadow district', a rough neighbourhood bordered by the National Theatre and an abattoir. Why would someone be interested in that crime now? He starts his own unofficial enquiry.
Greg, a married man, has been having an affair for three years with another man's wife. One evening, after a fight with her at their rented love nest, he storms out. When he returns an hour later she is dead. Did he kill her in a fit of rage and blank it out, or did someone else do it while he was out of the building? Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police, assigned to the case, soon discovers that there is more than one person who had a reason to kill her.
When supermodel Annette Bordeaux is found battered and strangled in her Edinburgh flat, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner's old team instantly have a global case on their hands. The victim's husband, world-renowned footballer and recent Merrytown FC signing, is quickly discounted as a suspect. But there are others in the club with less watertight alibis. Two years out of the game, Skinner can't help getting his hands dirty.
Kendra is surprised when she is visited by Dr. Charles Waldridge, whose groundbreaking experiment gave her her vision. But the brilliant surgeon is troubled by something he can't discuss. . .and when he disappears the very night he visits her, Kendra jumps on the case. With the help of government agent-for-hire Adam Lynch, Kendra follows a twisted trail that leads to a gruesome discovery: the corpse of one of Dr. Waldridge's associates.
Malin Fors's daughter has just discovered a dead body. It is that of a 79-year-old resident at the nursing home where she works. He's been hung by his own alarm cord. When the autopsy suggests foul play, Malin probes deeper and uncovers rumours about the home's mismanagement and its greedy millionaire owner. Was it a mercy killing, or was someone trying to silence the victim? Who could possibly benefit from the death of an elderly man? Only someone with a lot to gain - or a lot to lose...
In 1949, the CIA's Frank Weeks, was exposed as a Communist spy and vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Now, 12 years later, his KGB-approved memoirs are certain to be an international bestseller. Frank's brother Simon, a publisher, comes to Moscow to edit the manuscript. At first Frank is still Frank - the same charm, the same jokes, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, still capable of treachery, still actively working for "the service." He finds himself dragged into the middle of Frank's new scheme, caught between the KGB and the CIA in a fatal cat and mouse game that only one of the brothers is likely to survive.
Acker's Gap, West Virginia. Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. But no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter. Was it random? Was it connected to the spate of drug violence plaguing poor areas of the country just like Acker's Gap? Or were Dean Streeter, Shorty McClurg, and Lee Rader targeted somehow?
A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe Middle School determined to overturn the school's reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day - bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald's bright vision. A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother's history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.
One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life. When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia's mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them.
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.
When Abby is in LA to help train FBI officers to use their intuition, she encounters a a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash. Abby's has a vision of four buried bodies on a tract of land recently cleared for development. A site search reveals only ancient bones and pottery -- enough to delay construction for years. With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back, Abby is losing credibility fast.
South Korea, 1974. Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing twenty-five thousand won from him - a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder? Looking into other motives for Schulz's death, George and Ernie discover that the major was investigating the 501st Military Intelligence Battalion: the Army's counterintelligence arm, solely dedicated to tracking North Korean spies.
Sophie's Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week. For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies turn to Raquel "Rocky" Arnaud, a former French chef and friend of Sophie. What looks like a match made in heaven turns rank as quickly as buttermilk on a summer's day. Rocky turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from souffle to sleuth.
London, 1895, and a widowed gentleman comes calling at 221B Baker Street. Due to his preoccupation with his grief at losing his wife, Fitzhugh Woolfson's daughter Hannah has become estranged from him, and has disappeared from the family home. Woolfson begs Sherlock Holmes to find her. Holmes and Watson soon discover that Hannah has joined a religious sect known as the Elysians - led by the charismatic Sir Philip Buchanan - which conducts secretive rituals in the countryside derived from ancient Greek myth and religion.
General Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United States - a way to steal the president's nuclear launch codes. Who has taken over the operation? Karpov trusted only one man: Jason Bourne. But can Bourne be working against his own country? The U.S. Government is convinced of his treason, and is doing everything in its power to kill him.
Sales rep Will Taylor is set on making drastic changes to Sasha Silverman's family teddy bear shop and factory, the business her parents built from scratch. But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan - and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha's hit with more bad news - police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him.
Fancies and Fashion reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough Point, a "cottage" owned by her distant cousin Frederick Vanderbilt that has been rented as an artist retreat. To her surprise, the guests include her own, estranged parents - as well as a number of artists, including author Edith Wharton. Then one of the artists is discovered dead at the bottom of a cliff. After a second murder, no one is above suspicion - including Emma's parents.
Hyalite County sheriff Martha Ettinger and Deputy Sheriff Harold Little Feather investigate a horrific scene at the Palisades cliffs, where a herd of bison have fallen to their deaths. Farther up the valley, fly fisherman, painter, and sometime private detective Sean Stranahan has been hired by the beautiful Ida Evening Star, a Chippewa Cree woman who moonlights as a mermaid at the Trout Tails Bar & Grill, to find her old flame, John Running Boy.
Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn't dream of a better venue than the organic farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana's happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead - and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil.
1950s Glasgow. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But Manuel's story starts with the murder of William Watt's family. Looking no further than Watt himself, the police are convinced he's guilty. Desperate to clear his name, Watt turns to Manuel, a career criminal who claims to have information that will finger the real killer. As Watt seeks justice with the cagey Manuel's help, everyone the pair meets has blood on their hands as they sell their version of the truth.
New York, 1888. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. His client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question. Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison.
A new collection, seven stories.
Hidden in Angie's parents attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a hand-written message on the back: May God forgive me. Bryce Taggart, a U.S. Marshal, agrees to help Angie learn the fate of the girl in the photograph. But the lies she and Bryce unearth will bring Angie's past and present together with terrifying force.
Detective Lindsay Boxer has never been happier-until a brutal murder in a hotel and the disappearance of a blonde woman from the scene intrude upon her own life. She can't ignore the disturbing clues that hit too close to home. When an explosive tragedy plunges San Francisco into chaos, Lindsay must investigate a criminal plot that stretches around the globe, and she again finds herself following signs that lead to her own front door.
One case involves a woman whose husband who died accidentally in a remote cabin in the Sierras. The wife isn't buying that her husband was alone, and is determined to find out his secret and get closure...in spite of any potential heartbreak. The other case is a missing person - but the person missing was agoraphobic and never left the house. The husband swears that while their relationship was strained due to his wife's condition, he was still in love with her. He begs Nameless to clear him and find his wife before the cops come for him.
When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused, and thrown from a moving van - before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates how a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted DSI Alan Banks must do the same - but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused, at the centre of a historical abuse investigation, and it's Banks's first task as superintendent to find the truth.
Shy, sweet, and pregnant, Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun knitting shop ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn that the father of Nancy's baby is a cad. Then one dark night a speeding car fatally mows down the dad-to-be and also strikes a cyclist, spinning the town into a frenzy.
The only witness to a shocking murder is the victim's ten-year-old daughter, Margret. The police turn to the Children's House for their expertise in childhood trauma. Freyja doesn't much like the police - especially the detective in charge, Huldar. But she does want to help them catch the killer. And when more people die - their murders heralded by strange messages, texts, and strings of numbers - only working together will prevent danger getting ever closer to home.
A young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues.
Taita, the Pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his Pharaoh and keep safe all he loves.
12 short stories featuring familiar characters and places from the popular Cotswold Mystery novels.
Thea Osborne is tasked with creating an inventory of Rita Wilshire's possessions, requested by her son, Richard Wilshire, after moving her into a care home. All goes to plan, until Thea and her fiance, Drew Slocombe, find Richard dead in a barn.
News comes to Cashel that Chief Bishop and advisor to King Colgu of Muman has been murdered within the fortress of the Ui Fidgente, long-time enemies of Colgu. Terrible conflict is threatened when the King learns that the culprit will be executed under new ecclesiastical rules. As Colgu dispatches his sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, to investigate, it seems there is no uncertainty about the person who killed the abbot. But the man facing death is Gorman, commander of the King's elite bodyguard and son of Fidelma's closest friend.
1970. Joel's seven year old brother disappears in a Stockholm subway station as Joel howls in his stroller. Today. Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. His frantic wife turns to Danny Katz - an old friend with a troubled past - for help. A brilliant computer programmer and recovering heroin addict, Katz is also the divorced father of two young girls. Katz begins to dig behind the digital veil in search of Joel, even though the investigation quickly interferes with his duties as a parent. Before long, Katz discovers he isn't the only one trying to find Joel.
When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff above: the Chateau de Commarque, a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold which, along with the labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it, continues to draw the interest of scholars. With the help of Amelie, a young Haitian newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance, the discovery of which could have dramatic repercussions throughout the Middle East - not to mention in St. Denis.
A formerly rich businessman thrown out of Hong Kong when the Chinese took over from the British decides to fix his dire financial problems and take revenge on the Chinese by tunneling under Hong Kong's bank vaults and stealing all their gold, then using a doomsday device to set off a "soliton wave" that will turn the ground to sludge, causing the whole city to collapse. Only the engineer on his staff who designed the soliton wave technology can stop him, working together with a beautiful young environmental activist who gets caught up in one of the soliton tests and nearly killed.
What only a few know is that Denny Malone, the highly regarded NYPD cop, is dirty. He and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city's history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.