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Archaeologist Sage Westfield has her first forensics case. Hidden by holly leaves, the body of a teenage girl has been discovered on the grounds of a stately home, where another teenage girl went missing twenty years ago - but her body was never found. Sage investigates a nearby burial mound - and uncovers rumours of an ancient curse and the story of an excavation over a hundred years ago that also ended in a mysterious disappearance.
Brandy Borne's crime-bustin' mama, Vivian, hatches a harebrained scheme to run for county sheriff - ropin' in her daughter as campaign manager. First stop: a local assisted-living home, the ideal place to round up some voters and some much-needed funds. But shortly after they rope in a valuable donation, a signed photo of an old-timey cowboy actor, a massive explosion sends Brandy to the ER and the donor to the grave.
A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Casey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him. But for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn't believe him - the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can, break out and head straight to Jericho themselves.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by Meryl Hawkins, the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Now out of prison, Hawkins still claims he didn't commit the murders. Decker, second-guessing his younger self, digs into the old case - and finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough...
On the salt marshes of the Guerande Peninsula at harvest time, Commissaire Dupin is snooping around mysterious barrels on behalf of Lilou Breval, a journalist friend, when he is unexpectedly attacked. Then Breval disappears.
When Alaska mob enforcer Isaiah Coleridge forcibly ends the moneymaking scheme of a made man, he gets in the kind of trouble that can lead to a bullet behind the ear. Saved by the grace of his boss and exiled to upstate New York, Isaiah begins a new life, a quiet life without gunshots or explosions. Except a teenage girl disappears, and Isaiah isn't one to let that slip by.
Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron have joined forces with the newly formed Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe, to prepare for the attack they know is imminent. Working with the most cutting-edge technology, the team will deploy CIDs - Cybernetic Infantry Devices - twelve-foot-tall humanoid combat robots, each armed with more firepower than a conventional platoon. But their state-of-the-art weapons may not be enough to combat the threat. The Russians have managed to reverse engineer their own combat robots nearly decimated in a previous attack, and have slowly begun smuggling them across America's borders.
It's summertime, and Lena and Camilla are busy working away while a town vandal runs amok. Things get even more complicated when Jane Wyland pays Camilla a not-so-friendly visit and gives her an ultimatum: reveal Camilla's husband James's family secret, or she will. Lena assures Camilla that nothing will come of the woman's threats, since the family has no secrets to hide. When Jane Wyland is later found dead, they're convinced that whatever secret she was planning to expose led to her death.
When Chloe's husband Adam is murdered by an intruder at the couple's East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenage stepson's biological mother - her estranged sister, Nicky, and Adam's first wife - back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father's death, the two sisters are forced to unite...and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past.
Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite their many differences. Twenty years later, the three women - all married, and deemed successful by any measure - are together again. But one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge...and someone is urging her to jump.
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.
Before you read this book I want you to know three things: 1. The police are looking to charge me with murder. 2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it. 3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next. After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...
Lana Lee's stake in her family's Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she's been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland's Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win - at all costs. But when a local food critic receives a threatening note in a fortune cookie and is later found dead, face-down in a bowl of lo mein, all bets are off.
Inspector John Carlyle's latest case is an elderly professor found dead in his Bloomsbury flat. The verdict of heart attack does not explain who stuffed the deceased academic in a closet. And who emptied the man's bank account. He must also help Sergeant Alison Roche after a controversial financier is controversially murdered at a charity dinner. Similarities with a previous, unsolved killing, which left a black mark against Carlyle's record, only raise the stakes higher.
Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a spring break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Now in prison, Grace reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence. As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence overlooked during the original investigation.
In April 1938, a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, Germany, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. But he was not the returned Argentinian immigrant he'd said he was - he was a communist spy under Moscow's command to try to reconnect with any remnants of Germany's suppressed communist party.
1921. Jack McColl is sent to Soviet Russia, where the civil war is coming to an end. The Bolsheviks have won but the country is in ruins. He is to investigate MI5's meddling in a high-profile assassination plot. Little does he know that his mission will throw him back into Caitlin's life - or that her husband will be one of the men he is trying to hunt down.
When criminologist David Dunnigan receives the shocking delivery of one of his niece Beth's shoes, it reignites the 18 year old investigation into her disappearance - which Dunnigan has always blamed himself for. New evidence links Beth's abduction to an antiquated psychiatric hospital, and on to an Inuit village in the frozen north of Greenland where the parents of Harry, a homeless boy Dunnigan and his friend Miley rescued from the streets, may have been trafficked.
Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead, found at the bottom of a cliff. DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed... As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully curated deaths - nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they've been made out to be.
Autumn 1615. A scandal pervades the Jacobean court. A popular, much admired couple are imprisoned for murder. She is young and captivating. Rescued from an abusive marriage, she is determined to make a new life with her second husband...Whatever the cost. He has risen from nothing to become one of the countries most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies.
The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens--Ian Druitt, the local deacon--is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered? Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian's death.
A wreck off the Cornish coast reveals clues to a mystery that marine archaeologist Jack Howard had thought beyond solving. He embarks on an epic quest that takes him to the sunken ruins of the pirate city of Port Royal in Jamaica. But the specter of the deadly Inquisition dogs his every step, and Jack must face a descent into hell itself if he is to uncover the greatest reward in Christendom.
A single-vehicle crash on the Sea to Sky Highway is blamed on the notorious stretch of road -- but when bad things start happening to the good people who stopped to help the victim, North Vancouver RCMP Constable Dave Leith starts to wonder if something darker is at play. Leith and his partner JD start to suspect Cal Dion, a cop and colleague. But Dion's mind is on the Sea to Sky killings, and he's beginning to think the team is on the wrong track. Could it be that a crime from his turbulent past holds the key?
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare's colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland's most famous story, "The Stranger," left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature.
Alberta Scaglione has been joining her twentysomething granddaughter Jinx for morning jogs in Tranquility Park. She has to do something to stay healthy, as long as it doesn't involve Jinx's healthful tofu sausages and gluten-free pasta. But when they stumble across a treehouse hidden in the trees, and a dead body underneath it, they take a detour into solving a murder.
London cab driver Robbie Parsons knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand - a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper.
When the handsome but dissolute young Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr is called in to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his longtime friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth's complicity. Nor was he able to prevent his troubled, headstrong young niece Stephanie from entering into a disastrous marriage with the dangerous nobleman.
Keli always has time for a friend. Erik, a Druid from a neighboring town, has had a run of bad luck he blames on a curse cast by his ex-girlfriend Denise, a practicing witch whose expertise in the dark arts can't save her from her own deadly end. When Keli finds herself a person of interest in the investigation, she begins to wonder if she herself might be cursed.
Joe Leaphorn has been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware - witchcraft is afoot.
Shortly before Christmas, four people are found shot dead at the home of the Stahlbergs, a wealthy Oslo family of shipping merchants notorious for their miserliness and infighting. Yes, family gatherings during the holidays can be difficult, but why did this one become a bloodbath? Hanne Wilhelmsen learns that each surviving member of the Stahlberg family had good reason to want the victims dead.
November 1831. All of London is horrified by the evidence that "burkers" are, indeed, at work in their city. The terrified populace hovers on a knife's edge, ready to take their enmity out on any likely suspect. And when Kiera receives a letter of blackmail, threatening to divulge details about her late anatomist husband's involvement with the body snatchers and wrongfully implicate her, she begins to apprehend just how precarious her situation is.
Reykjavik, August 1941. When a travelling sales rep is found murdered in a Reykjavik flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The streets of Reykjavik are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy.
Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minster is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull. Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation.
From his office on Venice's Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland enjoys a steady but unexciting life translating Italian DIY manuals. All this changes dramatically when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing an extremely valuable antique prayer book illustrated by a Venetian master. But is it a stolen masterpiece - or a brilliant fake?
Alana Vaughn, an infectious diseases expert with NATO, is urgently summoned to Genoa by an ex-lover to examine a critically ill patient. She's stunned to discover that the illness is a recurrence of the Black Death. Alana soon suspects bioterrorism, but her WHO counterpart, Byron Menke, disagrees. In their desperate hunt to track down Patient Zero, they stumble across an 800-year-old monastery and a medieval journal that might hold the secret to the present-day outbreak.
On a quiet suburban street in upstate Greenbury, New York, the brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. 26 year old Brady Neil, a resident of the neighbouring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as Detective Peter Decker learns, when Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store.
Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. It's 1928 and a wave of shockingly violent murders is sweeping up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune.
Jane Hawk thinks her precious five-year-old son is hidden safely away, with vigilant, indomitable friends. But the malice and resources of her powerful adversaries are boundless and their hunters are circling ever closer to the boy, hoping to draw his mother into their trap. Jane's courage, wits, discipline, and skill will be tested as never before, as she searches for a way through an ever-contracting labyrinth of terror.
When Lisbeth Salander sees a chance of uncovering secrets of her own traumatic childhood, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as the Registry.
Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brett (who is also Hap and Leonard's boss), when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. They have a problem and only Hap and Leonard will take the case. Judith Mulhaney's daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. Well, she's been missing from them for five years, but she's been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods who ran with her, for a few months.
SAS trooper Matt Standing flies to Los Angeles when he learns that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life, Billy-Bob Barnes, has been accused of killing the man he was supposed to be bodyguarding. Three other bodyguards were also killed and now Billy-Bob is on the run. The dead client was a Russian oligarch with connections to the Kremlin. But who wanted him dead? And if Billy-Bob wasn't the killer, who carried out the assassination and why is Billy-Bob being framed?
When a deep-undercover cop stops passing on intelligence about her target, MI5 sends in Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to check that she is on the straight and narrow. Now two lives are on the line - and Shepherd discovers that the real danger is closer to home than he realized.
Dean Martin, a psychologically damaged former Navy SEAL, is the only person in the world who can identify the terrorist Saladin. But wasn't Martin killed ten years ago? Shepherd must find Martin and take him back to the killing fields on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Revenge on the world's most wanted terrorist is long overdue, and Shepherd is determined to be the one to deliver it.
In her office above her bookstore's shelves and stacks, PI Nikki Griffin tracks certain men. Dangerous men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men a lesson, to teach them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless, so she can be sure that their victims are safe from them forever. When a regular PI job tailing Karen, a tech company's disgruntled employee who might be selling secrets, turns ugly and Karen's life is threatened, Nikki has to break cover and intervene.
Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more by the appearance of a friend of his wife's, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a Venice bridge at midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy's behavior.
Handsome up-and-coming actor Ethan Malloy enlists the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency to track down his missing wife and toddler - shortly before the beloved family nanny gets murdered. With the discreet search now a sensationalized homicide investigation, Savannah must rush to apprehend a killer and save the missing child. But famous heartthrobs can attract the wrong kind of attention, and some snooping into the complicated private lives of Ethan and his wife tells Savannah that she's in for a deadly chase.
Nola's body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.
New York psychologist Will Hardy and his 15 year old daughter attempt to begin their lives anew in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio. Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades - including her own long-missing sister. But what place does Will's new home have in the story of the missing girls?
Checking up on the daughter of former neighbours, Sharon McCone visits the building Chelle had been living and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. There's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?
When Toru Narazaki's girlfriend, Ryoko Tachibana, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of the private detective he's hired to find her. Ryoko had lived in a compound with a group that seems to be a cult led by a charismatic guru with a revisionist Buddhist scheme of life, death, and society. Narazaki plunges into the secretive world of the cult, ready to expose himself to any of the guru's brainwashing tactics if it means he can learn the truth about Ryoko. But the cult isn't what he expected, and he has no idea of the bubbling violence he is stepping into.
Baja California, 1988. Philip Marlowe, now 72, is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready, when in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn, supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife.
Cam, the 16 year old chess prodigy son of the President develops a strange illness. Dr. Lee Blackwood's only clue is a young patient named Susie, a young musical prodigy who seems to be suffering from similar symptoms as Cam. Then Susie is hospitalized after an attempt on her life by a determined killer. Is someone trying to send a message - and kill the President's son?
A confidential informant's tip leads Sgt Lindsay Boxer to disturbing conclusions about a series of shootings, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the San Francisco police department itself. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways.
After Shan Tao Yun is forced to witness the execution of a Tibetan for corruption, he can't shake the suspicion that he has instead witnessed a murder arranged by conspiring officials. When he learns that a Tibetan monk has been accused by the same officials of using Buddhist magic to murder soldiers, then is abruptly given a badge as special deputy to the county governor, Inspector Shan realizes he is being thrust into a ruthless power struggle.
London, 1910: 25 year old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London. When a client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman's noose - in only 21 days. Daniel's investigation unexpectedly takes him to London's Special Branch - and, disturbingly, to one of his father's closest colleagues.
In Washington, D.C.,one of the good friends of Daniel's sister Jemima has been assaulted and her treasured necklace has been stolen. The perpetrator appears to be a man named Philip Sidney, a British diplomat stationed in America's capital who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity. When Sidney winds up in court on a separate charge of embezzlement, it falls to Daniel to defend him.
Monte Carlo's most lavish casinos have become the targets of an efficient, brutal, and highly successful group of criminal gamblers. A casino dealer has been beaten to death and a German heiress's son has been kidnapped. Who better to connect the crimes, and foil the brilliant plot, than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? From the baccarat tables of the finest casinos to the yachts in the marina, to the private jet company that somehow ties these criminal enterprises together, Simon Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find some way to out-think and out-maneuver villains of every stripe.
Who has time for birdwatching? Amy has enough to do running her shop, fighting attempts by the town planning commission to demolish her old Victorian house, and rescuing an injured towhee. Yet she agrees to perform in the Ruby Lake, North Carolina, community theater's new musical after some cast members get injured by mysterious mishaps. Then a member of the company is found murdered in a locked dressing room.
WINNER OF THE HRF KEATING AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION CRIME BOOK 2018. An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child.
Rich psychopath Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very...useful.
Haunted by a failed undercover mission, FBI Special Agent Rose Blake is finding it hard to shake the memory of her close encounter with a ruthless serial killer - one who is still free, and could come for her at any time. Then comes an investigation into an unusual suspected arson attack. Soon she finds herself confronting the kind of imagination her son might see in the fantasy worlds of his video games. And when your opponent is a killer, nothing feels like a game...
Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, and after many appointments with specialists, endless research, and countless conversations, they make the decision to use a donor. Two months pass, and Christine is happily pregnant. But one day, she is shocked to see a young blond man on the TV being arrested for a series of brutal murders - and the blond man bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor.
When Hope's elderly neighbour perishes in a home fire, Hope feels she should have known it was dangerous for Peggy Olson to be living alone. Only the day before, Peggy had called her over, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn't even remember cooking. But it turns out Peggy wasn't alone. When a second body is discovered in the basement of the burned house, suddenly what appeared to be a tragic accident is beginning to look like premeditated murder.
A message is found in a school's time capsule, ten years after it was buried. "In 2016 the following people are going to die: K, S, BT, JJ, OV and I. Nobody will miss them. Least of all me. I can't wait". But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events. Body parts are found in a garden, followed by the murder of the man who owned the house. His initials are BT... and now time is running out for Huldar and Freyja to identify the writer, the victims and the killer.
When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.
The detectives who work in the Malmo Police Department of Sensitive Crimes, led by Ulf Varg take on three extremely strange cases. First, they investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed - in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman's imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element.
Harvard students Spenser Collins and Dalton Winthrop are plunged into a century-old mystery about a group of alums known as the Ancient Nine whose identities are unknown,whose power is absolute, and whose intentions are darker and more dangerous than they could have ever imagined...
Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo was just 15 years old when Prohibition became law. Over the next decade, Alo would work side by side with Lansky and Luciano as they navigated the brutal underworld of bootlegging, thievery and murder. Alo's later career included prison time and the ultimate Mob tribute: being immortalized as "Johnny Ola" in The Godfather, Part II.Introduced to the 91-year-old Alo living in retirement in Florida, Dylan Struzan based this book on more than 50 hours of recorded testimony - stories Alo had never shared, and that he forbid her to publish until "after I'm gone."
Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack.
London 1667. James Marwood, a traitor's son, is ordered to cover up the murder of Edward Alderley, one of the highest courtiers in the Court of Charles II and the cousin of one of Marwood's acquaintances. Cat Lovett had every reason to want her cousin dead. Since his murder, she has vanished, and all the evidence points to her as the killer. Marwood is determined to clear Cat's name and discover who really killed Alderley.
Sarah and Frank Malloy want to adopt Catherine, the child whom Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. Then the newlyweds discover that Parnell Vaughn, Catherine's legal father, has a claim on the child, and his grasping fiancee is demanding a financial settlement to relinquish parental rights. When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit.
In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate.
On a day that begins like any other, tarot reader Hal receives a mysterious and unexpected letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but she also knows that she can use her cold-reading skills to potentially claim the money. Hal attends the funeral of the deceased and meets the family...but it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and that the inheritance is at the center of it.
DI Meg Dalton finds a 10 year old girl running barefoot through the woods in a blood-soaked nightdress. In the house nearby, the girl's father has been brutally stabbed to death. Why does the girl have no memory of what happened to her? And why has her behaviour changed so dramatically since her recent heart transplant? The case takes a chilling turn when evidence points to the girl's involvement in her own father's murder.
As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother to the Nelson area. Nelson PD investigates, but then the murder of a lone hunter in the hills above King's Cove takes top priority. Darling works the case with a Constable Oxley - and a British agent contacts Lane to warn her to be on the lookout for a fleeing Russian defector
Winner of the New Blood Dagger. Nothing is as it seems in Tall Oaks, a small California town that's shattered when a kidnapper in a clown costume snatches three year old Harry Monroe from his own home. Everyone has something to hide, from the boy's desperate mother to the investigating sheriff.
An illustrated companion to the best-selling Maisie Dobbs series, which invites readers into the beloved heroine's world - and shares her wisdom and inspiration.
When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Maisie Dobbs agrees to work with US Justice agent Mark Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon's death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt.
Jane is at North Carolina's historic Biltmore Estate, looking for her missing boyfriend. One of the staff gardeners promises to be helpful - that is, until his body turns up in the reading room of his cottage, a book on his lap. When she finally locates the kidnapped Edwin, his captor insists that she lead him back to Storyton Hall, convinced that it houses Ernest Hemingway's lost suitcase, stolen from a Paris train station in 1922.
Born in Poland and transferred from London to Dundee's specialist crime division, DS Dania Gorska is called upon to investigate a series of grotesque killings where the victims are first brutally murdered and then displayed in a bizarre manner. Although seemingly unrelated, clues point to the victims having been members of a local druid cult.
While illegally street racing in the underground tunnels of Glasgow, four Harley-Davidson riders make a horrifying discovery: a dead man left in the darkness, hands together on his chest as if peacefully laid to rest. The cause of death is unclear, the only clues being a half glass of red wine and a partially eaten chunk of bread by his side that echo the ancient religious practice of sin-eating.
Meg Langslow got a lot more then she bargained for when she agreed to take care of the toucan her friend, the Rev. Robyn Smith, is fostering at her church. One night, after bird duty, Meg hears the sound of hammering in the columbarium, where cremated remains are held - only to find an elderly parishioner lying dead in the crypt.
Forensic psychologist Adam Brandt has never met anyone like Kassie. The teenager claims to have a terrible gift - with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die. Obviously, Adam knows Kassie must be insane. But then a serial killer hits the city. And only Kassie seems to know where he'll strike next.
When paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen in a legendary art heist from a Boston museum arrive at the desk of a journalist, the museum enlists Spenser's help. Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas.
Written in 1972 but never published and just rediscovered. London insurance investigator Bill Kemp is sent to the Caribbean to determine the legitimacy of an expensive life insurance claim after the inexplicable death of a businessman. Local tensions around a forthcoming election are already spilling over into protest and violence on the streets. Finally, when the island comes under siege, even Kemp's army training seems feeble in the face of a determined foe.
DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of a psychopath all too well, so when pets start disappearing on suburban London streets, he sees a chance to stop a future murderer. Others are less convinced, so Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. The journey brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart.
A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Eric Besson, a lawyer in Paris's 13th arrondissement. He brings with him meticulous records that detail how he has been helping a cadre of dirty cops launder stolen money. Besson couriers his notebook to La Proc, Paris's chief prosecuting attorney. But en route to La Proc, Besson's courier - his assistant and nephew - is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Besson turns to Aimee Leduc to retrieve the evidence.
Copenhagen school portrait photographer Ilka Jensen learns that her father - who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago - has died. And he's bequeathed her his funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. She goes there hoping for some insight into his new life in America but then she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive.
Jerry Mitchell, now the commodore of submarine Development Squadron Five, investigates when USS Toledo is reported missing in Arctic waters, close to Russian territory. It turns out Toledo was sunk just outside of Russian territorial waters by a torpedo launched from a naval mine. Even more disturbing is the discovery that Russia is turning a strategic nuclear-propelled, nuclear armed torpedo that is already operational, into a stealthy first strike weapon.
A third body has turned up in San Antonio - and it bears the same unique and troubling M.O. as the first two. The victims are all married men who led honest lives alongside their adoring wives, but have nothing else in common. When Lucy catches each widow in a lie, she realizes that things are not at all as they seem.
Expanding beyond earth's bounds, the Russians have built a new high-tech space station and armed it with weaponry capable of destroying US satellites as well as powerful missiles pointed at strategic targets across Earth. Devising a cunning plan of attack, Brad, Nadia, and the Iron Wolf warriors will take to the skies in their advanced space planes to destroy the space station, check the Russians' plan for dominance, and save the world. But is it already too late?
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen is building a new work shed designed by her dear friend local architect Gary Gardner. But right in front of Harry and Deputy Cynthia Cooper, and in broad daylight, Gary is shot to death by a masked motorcyclist. Outraged by the brazen murder, Harry begins to burrow into her friend's past - and unearths a pattern of destructive greed reaching far back into Virginia's post-Revolutionary history. When Harry finds incriminating evidence, the killer strikes again.
Brooklyn's old library college roommates Heather and Sara both arrive in town for the annual librarians' convention and then show up at Brooklyn's surprise bridal shower and give her rare copies of the Three Musketeers and the Blue Fairy Book as gifts. But Brooklyn's prewedding calm is shattered when one of her formerly feuding friends is found murdered and Brooklyn determines that one of the rare books is a forgery.
At the height of their success, 1970s electric folk rock group Black Dog invited journalists to Holy Island, a desolate island off the northeast coast of England, to an infamous publicity stunt: they burned a million pounds on an enormous bonfire. The stunt backfired, the group disbanded, and their final album was recalled. When the Vinyl Detective and Nevada go looking for a copy of that rare album, they discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on Holy Island - and that in the embers of that fire are clues of a motive for murder...
Ex-cop Cass Raines is now the head of a one-woman private investigation agency, taking on just enough work to pay the bills. But when the only father figure she's ever known, Father Ray Heaton, asks her to look into a recent spate of vandalism at his church, she readily agrees to handle it. Only hours later Cass is horrified to discover Father Ray's murdered body in the church confessional, a dead gangbanger sprawled out nearby.
North Korea wants to trade its nuclear triggers for missiles, and sends its top military man to Iran negotiate the trade. Dewey Andreas is sent to Macau to carry out a bold operation against the North Korean general. But one small slip changes everything. Now Dewey has only 24 hours to infiltrate North Korea and stop a nuclear attack.
Rene Ballard comes back to Hollywood Station to find retired detective Harry Bosch working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks into the case herself. Bosch is investigating the death of 15 year old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy.
In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired by a lawyer to shadow the police investigation and find the infant but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in much more than a missing child...someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.
FBI Special Agent Sayer Altair is offered a chance to work on the high-profile Cage Killer investigation in Washington, D.C. But during Sayer's work in the field, clues emerge connecting one of the female victims to Sayer herself. Is someone trying to send her a message? Has the past come back to haunt her?
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.
In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves.
1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed 15 years ago during Edward I's campaign there. An anonymous letter delivered to the new king promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers.
2003. Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24 year old Cuban woman whom he first met through her food blog. But Yarmi isn't there to meet him at the airport, and when he hitches a ride to her apartment, he finds her lying dead in the bathtub. The police and secret service have him down as their main suspect. The more Matt learns about his erstwhile fiancee, though, the more he realizes he had no idea who she was at all - but did anyone?
After months of hunting a cold-blooded murderer that the press has dubbed the Thorn Killer, Detective Greg Carver is shot in his own home. His trusted partner, Ruth Lake, is alone with him. Yet instead of calling for help, she's rearranged the crime scene and wiped the room clean of prints. But Carver isn't dead. Awakening in the hospital, Carver has no memory of being shot, but is certain that his assailant is the Thorn Killer.
The knitting club has just welcomed their newest member, Caralee Lorimer, who is learning to knit for her upcoming role in A Tale of Two Cities. According to the amateur actress, the behind-the-scenes drama at the theater is getting downright catty, and Caralee wants a reckoning for Arborville's pretentious suburbanites. Her claws are out, and just like her character in the play, Caralee is ready to name names. But before she can finish her snitchy stitches, Caralee is killed in a suspicious theater accident.
Gossip columnists love a bold-faced name - but "Miss Newsy" at Greyborne Harbor's local paper seems to specialize in bald-faced lies. She's pointed a finger of suspicion at Addie after librarian June Winslow never makes it home from a book club meeting. And when June's found at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs, Addie's not only dealing with a busybody, but a dead body.
When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of her longtime publisher and trusted friend Lane Barfield, Jessica can't believe what she's reading. So when Barfield turns up dead, Jessica takes on the task of proving his innocence. Sure enough, Jessica's lone-wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies.
26-year-old Cat Kinsella, now a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, is called to the scene of a murder, not far from the pub her estranged father still runs. She discovers that Alice Lapaine, a young housewife who didn't get out much, has been found strangled. Cat and her team immediately suspect Alice's husband, until she receives a mysterious phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland 18 years earlier.
Joe Roberts has a brain that seems able to outperform a computer. To a games company like Venstrom that promises big profits if his abilities can be properly exploited. So they send Nicole Nevinson to track him down and make him an offer too good to refuse. Almost before she knows it, Nicole's crossed an invisible line into a world where the game being played has rules she doesn't understand and where no one can help her win. But win she must. Because the battle now isn't just for Joe's mind, it's for Nicole's life.
When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna Blalock, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to help in the hunt for the missing treaty. Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty.
PI Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, MN. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night's game. Linnea's friend Haley Housch is also missing - and soon found dead.
When an young man is found stabbed to death in a side street in Newcastle city centre in the run up to Christmas, it looks like a botched robbery to DCI David Stone. But when DS Frankie Oliver arrives at the crime scene, she IDs the victim as a Herald court reporter, someone she's known since they were kids. With no eyewitnesses, the MIT are stumped.
An entity calling itself Eumenides (after the Greek goddess of vengeance and retribution) releases a terrifying manifesto. Soon, the Chinese public starts nominating worthy targets for Eumenides to kill, and, two days later, respected policeman Sergeant Zheng is dead. Then the police receive a "death notice," a chilling note announcing the killer's next target, the crimes they have committed, and the date of their execution.
25 million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Hans-Peter Schneider is after it. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, whose US residency status is precarious, is the caretaker of the house. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.
A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life - since she was twelve years old - for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside her.
At MI5 headquarters, Regent's Park, First Desk Claude Whelan is facing attack from all directions. Meanwhile, the country's being rocked by an apparently random string of terror attacks. Over at Slough House, the MI5 satellite office for outcast and demoted spies, the agents are struggling with personal problems. Plus someone is trying to kill Roddy Ho. But collectively, they're about to rediscover their greatest strength - that of making a bad situation much, much worse. It's a good thing Jackson Lamb knows the rules. Because those things aren't going to break themselves.
Why has the head of the 'Ndrangheta Mafia, Lo Spettro, offered to turn state's witness? Detective Nic Costa is sent deep into the mountains to infiltrate the infamous Calabrian family, but only blood relatives of Lo Spettro are welcome. With a new identity, Nic becomes one of their own. Absolute obedience to their orders is essential. One slip up will cost Nic his life, his team's lives and the entire investigation.
Connor Laird arrives in the Longacre Children's Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there. Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one at a time. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake. One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.
Hayley's best friend Liddy Crawford is getting married, generating snide gossip about the age gap between the bride and her groom, local lawyer Sonny Lipton. But the cruelty of the comments is nothing compared to the nasty wedding cake baker, Liddy's quarrelsome cousin Lisa. So when the belligerent baker is found facedown in a three-tier cake, the victim of a poisoned slice, there are more suspects in town than names on the guest list.
A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11am on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material.
This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father's long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.
When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status, and a long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from his estate. The Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation and they have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner.
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward.
Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic holiday to Iceland's Westfjords - with catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Ellioaey, a place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir is determined to find the truth in the darkness.
An invitation to an exclusive event during the Venetian Biennale gives Honorary Consul Nathan Sutherland the perfect chance to drink prosecco in the sunshine and meet some of the greats of the art world. And then a world-famous critic is decapitated by one of the installations in the British Pavilion. A terrible accident, it seems, until a postcard is discovered in the victim's pocket: an image of Judith beheading Holofernes. But this is not just a one-off.
A brand-new anthology of crime stories written by masters of the genre, including Jeffrey Deaver, Val McDermid and Lee Child. Featuring both original in-universe stories and rarely-seen reprints, this collection of masterful short stories brings together some of the genre's greatest living authors.
Marianne wanted never to return to this place, the town where she grew up in the shadow of the Nazareth Mental Hospital. But her mother is suffering from dementia nearby, and her husband buys a flat in the town's newly renovated interior so that she can be close enough to help her mother. And Marianne can't tell him why the place fills her with such dread, why she can't risk destroying the careful life she's built.
One year ago, a young woman checked into a small bed and breakfast in the hills of West Virginia. She was never seen again. Now the the Rushmore Inn has four new guests. Like the first woman, they are young and beautiful - Iron Woman athletes arriving for a triathalon. They too will come face to face with the kind of terror that can kill mere mortals. But this year will be different.
At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources - and more - as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.
Set on the coast of Washington State. Former US Marine Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a widow. A corrupt deputy sheriff comes looking for a mysterious package - and leaves with her rescue dog Lucy, threatening to have the dog destroyed unless Jess delivers the goods allegedly stolen by her husband before his untimely death. The next person to appear on her doorstep is a newly released ex-convict, whose time in prison had been spent training Lucy for a service-animal program.
When a woman's scorched remains are discovered in her burnt-out car, Jakarta detective Ruud Pujasumarta and his team are brought in to investigate. When another woman's charred body is found a few days later, Ruud also finds a banner unfurled by the corpse's feet. A verse from the Quran is scribbled across it, calling for unbelievers to be burned. Suspicions that the team have a religiously-motivated serial killer on their hands seem to be confirmed when a third body turns up with the same MO.
Rocco is still reeling from the death of his best friend's girlfriend, who was murdered as she slept in his bed. To complicate matters, the kidnapped teenager that Rocco saved has not fully recovered. But all is not as it appears with that family. Her mother, father, and boyfriend are all running some sort of game that Rocco can't easily crack.
Oxford, 1960. There's a murderer on the loose. Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday is assigned to help coroner Clement Ryder as he re-opens the case of a young woman's death. Meanwhile the rest of the police force is busy with a series of threats and murders that Clement can't help think are all linked.
After the major battle with Professor Moriarty where Holmes and the Professor plummet into the falls... it turns out that Sherlock Homes is alive, and he is in Japan of all places! There he teams up with the first Prime Minister of Japan, Hirobumi Ito to solve an international mystery.
As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at their summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the cream of the crop can curdle one's blood.
On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble but decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realizes that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all?
Melanie Cooper is catering her 15 year high school reunion, when Cassidy Havers, resident mean girl and Mel's high school nemesis, picks a fight. No longer willing to put up with Cassidy's bullying, Mel is ready to tell the former homecoming queen to shut her piehole and call it a night. Then Cassidy is found dead in the girl's bathroom, next to a note written in lipstick that points right to Mel.
When the affluent and enigmatic Vincent Trussardi is accused of his wife Laura's murder, Jilly Truitt agrees to defend him, despite predictions that the case is a sure loser and warnings from those close to her to stay away from the Trussardi family. Determined to prove everyone wrong, Jilly investigates Laura's death, hoping to discover a shred of evidence that might give the jury a reasonable doubt. Instead, she is confronted by damning evidence and uncooperative witnesses at every turn. By the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across a hit-and-run victim outside Galway University and calls her boyfriend Cormac Reilly. Her ID identifies her as Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland's most successful pharmaceutical company and a heavy hand in funding reseach, including Emma's. As the murder investigation twists in unexpected ways, Cormac is forced to question himself and the beliefs that he has long held as truths. Who really is Emma? And who is Carline Darcy?
160 pages. The woman's naked body, washed in bleach, discovered on a stone wall beside the N2 highway 35 miles from Cape Town, is eventually identified as that of an expert in old Dutch Masters paintings. Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido learn she was in South Africa in search of a rare painting by Carel Fabritius, missing since 1654. But how Lewis died, why, and at whose hand shocks even the two veteran detectives.
Carcassonne 1562. 19 year old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: She knows that you live. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou's help if he is to get out of La Cite alive.
On a routine anti-poaching patrol, Sean and his tracker dog Benny watch in horror as over-eager rookie Tumi Mabasa is almost killed and her dog gravely injured in the explosion. Along with Tumi and best mate Craig Hoddy, Sean is determined to hunt down the elusive bombmaker who has introduced this destructive weapon to the war on poaching.
A killer elite - six assassins - are on the loose. So is Alex Cross. A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives must solve the case or lose her position.
The richest of New York's rich gather at the Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. A fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. A big-name female filmmaker is the next to die, in a desolate corner of New York City. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald investigate.
American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her shopping rounds, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular cafe: a leisurely start to a normal day on St Germain des Pres. And on the nearby rue de Rivoli, Mahmoud Khalid climbs out of an electrician's van, elbows his way into the museum, sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker. That's when people start to scream.
He buried his victim alive. And now he's escaped from prison and is on the run in the city. Fiona Henderson, the daughter of the victim, has descended into a world of silence following her mother's murder - and has suddenly gone missing. Next, the body of a homeless person is found among the rubbish in a deserted alleyway. As DIs Wheeler and Ross investigate, more suspicious deaths occur and a pattern emerges: the victims are all homeless.
A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money. If the World Bank cannot locate it within the next several days, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Visiting Nablus, history teacher-turned-sleuth Omar Yussef must solve the murder and find the money, or all Palestinians will suffer.
A commercial flight makes an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran. On board is CIA desk jockey Zac Miller, never trained to be a field operative, but volunteers to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport located near a hidden nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and embarking on a harrowing journey through the mountains of Iran to the Persian Gulf and across Europe.
It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there's even more to this killer than meets the eye...
In Stoke a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body found in a field behind her school. Two days later, a young mother is abducted, found strangled and dumped in a local park. DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It's only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges.
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She's knows she's spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.
Across Europe a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. Between the two, all the ingredients are there for an all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding.
AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a secret mission that takes her and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene. But as vicious rumours spread, accusing Fidelma's family, the Eoganacht, of conspiring to assassinate the High King and abduct his wife, Sister Fidelma's life is placed in mortal danger.
Ike Hamilton has fallen on hard times and has to make do on disability checks and deposit bottles. Most of the locals do what they can to help him out, and needlepointing partners Angie and Sarah are happy to see him at the annual Blessing of the Fleet, honouring all those lost at sea over the centuries. But when harmless Ike is stabbed, suspicion quickly falls on a troubled teenage boy who is new in town.
True crime writer Bailey Weggins is reporting on a seemingly straightforward missing wife story when she realizes she might be covering the work of a diabolical serial killer - and that her own life could be in peril.
Teddy Fay takes on the persona of Mark Weldon, stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Pictures' newest film. When the picture's leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that the villains have more in their sights than just money.
Lori is at Emma Harris's Christmas bash when a car appears in the driveway and promptly slides off the slick pavement into a ditch. Tilly Trout - a lost and scatterbrained, middle-aged woman - is invited to stay. When Emma gives a house tour, a mysterious room is identified by Tilly as a chapel, and placing a palm on one of the ornately-carved panels, finds a hidden compartment concealing a pile of glittering treasure - including an exquisitely decorated heart made of solid gold. Why didn't Emma even know about this hidden compartment in her own home until now - and how did Tilly?
Atlee Pine is an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon - and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn't the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon.
Jack's in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help. I won't be long. But their mother never came back. Three years later, Jack's fifteen now and still in charge ... alone in the house. Meanwhile across town, a young woman called Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading "I could of killed you". The police are tracking a mysterious burglar they call Goldilocks, for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn't see the point of involving the police. And Jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother.
Melanie's Aunt Peg is exhibiting a pup of her own at the dog show, standing out from the pack with a handmade leash from elite artist Jasmine Crane. Jasmine's handiwork is to die for - but Aunt Peg didn't expect to find her strangled to death by one of her dazzling custom creations. When Amanda, Aunt Peg's longtime dog sitter and a renter on Jasmine's property, vanishes that same day, Melanie suspects a dangerous connection.
Aimee Leduc's mother, who was supposed to pick her daughter Chloe up from a playgroup, never showed. As Aimee and Chloe are leaving the playground, Aimee witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimee's mother, Sydney Leduc, who has vanished.
Daphne's mother insists on hiring Sylvan Creek's top event planner, Abigail Sinclair, for the wedding of Daphne's sister Piper. With all the bickering among the families, Daphne's glad her only duty right now is pet-sitting for Abby's cat, Ms. Peebles. But at a tension-filled dress fitting, the abrasive wedding planner is found strangled by a garter - a weapon both borrowed and blue.
Sleazy author Burton St Clair has been murdered. Late last night, his wandering hands found their way onto Jude and today the police are on her doorstep. Not only was Jude at the library-cum-crime scene, but she was the last person to see Burton St Clair alive. Now a prime suspect, Jude recruits Carole to dust off their detecting skills and prove Jude's innocence.
Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen joins groundskeeping efforts at the National Beagle Club at Aldie as the date for its springtime Hounds for Heroes veterans' benefit approaches. But things take a sinister turn when, after a routine tree cleanup along the Club's hunting trails, retired foreign services officer Jason Holzknect is found dead, throat slit from ear to ear.
Cat has a full plate at her Aspen Hills Warm Springs Resort, as a group of aspiring cozy mystery authors arrives for a writers retreat. So when baker Dee Dee Meyer stirs up trouble by filing a false complaint with the health inspector against the B&B - all because she insists Cat's best friend Shauna stole her recipes - Cat marches into the shop to confront her. But now Greyson Finn - a celebrity chef and, until today, one of Denver's most eligible bachelors - has been found dead in Dee Dee's bakery.
When a historic barn in Painters Mill burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident. But when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside - burned alive - Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead?
Asheboro, Maryland has issued its last available funds to buy a local Victorian mansion. It's a plan that Kate would be happy to help get off the ground - if only she didn't have such bad memories associated with that mansion. Is Kate ready to do business - or is this job too personal for her own good? Then, one day while touring the property, Kate stumbles over a dead body. Impossibly, the victim is none other than Kate's high-school nemesis Cordelia Walker.
Joe Pike happens to be on hand when bank teller Izzy, on her way to lunch, is abducted by two men. He chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But after posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. Elvis uncovers a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, and the Witness Relocation Program. But what of all that did Izzy know?
Psychologist Mailin Bjerke is due to appear on the notorious TV show Taboo, tackling its most sensational subject yet. But she never arrives at the studio. As the police struggle to find any sign of Mailin, her sister Liss, living on the edge in Amsterdam, takes matters into her own hands. Flying home to Olso, she discovers a complex backdrop of friends and enemies, where no one can be relied upon to tell the truth.
A heinous, double murder in a squalid apartment on the wrong side of Naples pits Inspector Lojacono, Di Nardo and the rest of the motley collection of cops known as the "bastards" of the Pizzofalcone precinct against their superiors, the press, and the local political hierarchy. Only by bringing the killer to justice can they save their reputations and the department.
Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesn't notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen.
Alex Vlodnachek's relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun, but when Ian's father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance. When Alex discovers a body in the B&B's basement and a "reproduction" Renoir in the library, she begins to suspect that Ian is more than just a simple hotel owner.
L.A.: January, 1942. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop, a flesh peddler, a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She's a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. They've signed on for the dead-man job.
Four of Ellroy's noir novels in one voume.
A young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA's operations in postwar Berlin and goes on the run for her life; years later she's gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her past.
Juliana Brody is a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. Then she learns he is involved with a case she is judging. Juliana has been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down.
When the 7 year-old grandson of a U.S. Senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother. "The lights took him," he says - and never utters another word again. As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys' grandmother, Lynn, comes to realize that her greatest fear has come back to haunt her and her family.
Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, though he cannot remember many concrete details. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
Jane takes on a missing person case - a young woman working at the Bar Harbor Inn has disappeared. The Inn employs foreign exchange students from all over the world during the busy summer season, and the missing Bianca Chiriac is one of them. When it becomes clear that Bianca isn't just sleeping off a late-night party, Jane is plunged into the underbelly of the resort town, and must find the missing woman before the worst happens.
Pete Banning was a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. Pete's only statement about it - to anyone - was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.
When Rachel wakes up in a strange room, the morning after a neighbour's party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel's arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?
When the body of a young woman is found by a Northumberland railway line, it's a baptism of fire for the Murder Investigation Team's newest detective duo: DCI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver. The case is tough by anyone's standards, but Stone is convinced that there's a leak in his team - someone is giving the killer a head start on the investigation. Until he finds out who, Stone can only trust his partner.
Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body-disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer. Then another man goes missing. And another. There's a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case.
In Slough House, the London outpost for disgraced spies from MI5, memories are stirring, all of them bad. And with winter taking its grip, Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.
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.
In 2001 Jonas was convicted of his ex-wife's murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Now it's 2016, and a chance encounter between police investigator Kjell Bonsaksen and Jonas at a roadside gas station prompts Kjell to dig out Jonas's case files for Detective Henrik Holme, the resident cold case prodigy. Henrik doesn't take long to convince his beloved mentor, Hanne Wilhelmsen, that Jonas was wrongly convicted for his ex-wife's murder.
"You shouldn't be here. It's too late..." These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine--a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000 pounds, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed?
When the bodies of a wealthy Chicago industrialist and his wife are discovered in their summer home at the same time that a local lawyer disappears, life becomes complicated for Loon Lake Chief of Police Lew Ferris. Relying on the forensic dental expertise of her close friend and acting coroner, Doc Osborne, Lew soon finds the investigations are even more complicated than she thought when a rarely used computer belonging to a local sawmill operation is taken over by foreign hackers.
When they find Evie Sherman left for dead in a maize field, the young woman has no recollection of who she is. But after three days in a hospital bed, she remembers two names: her own, and that of her three-year-old daughter, Angel. As Evie's grasp on reality slips away, she's haunted by the same three-word warning: Trust no one.
Twenty years ago, ex-beauty queen Didi Storm worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator. Now, in death, she's finally getting the publicity she always craved. To the police, it looks like suicide, or a stunt gone wrong. Her estranged daughter, Remmi, knows the answer isn't so simple. Though dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, the broken body on the sidewalk isn't Didi...
Charlie Harris is busy enjoying his new grandson when a mysterious man with a connection to Charlie's family starts visiting the library, bringing with him troubling questions about an unsolved murder...
Carnevale is in full swing, the streets and waterways of Venice are crowded with masked revellers and Nathan Sutherland's birthday is about to be ruined. A night at the opera at La Fenice is always a memorable experience - and this time it will be so for all the wrong reasons as the curtain call is interrupted by a fatal stabbing. But why is the dead man carrying one of Nathan's business cards in his wallet?
Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she's now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital - better known as Bedlam. To track down the vanished woman, Mary Russell brings her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge to the fore - and of course, enlists her husband's legendary prowess. Together, she and Holmes travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice - only to find the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege.
An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
Jakarta Inspektur Ruud Pujasumarta has seen some gang-perpetrated horror crimes in his time, but the slum murder of a middle-aged woman he is called to is both horrifying and baffling. Mari Agnes Liem has not only been choked to death while tied to her bed, but the murderer has amputated her left hand and left a mah jong tile in her throat. And he has taken the hand with him.
Though Emma and Bravo Shaw have rescued the Testament of Lucifer, Lucifer's Fallen have already woken, including the four thrones of legend, and their corruption reaches to the highest ranks. Even the Shaws are not immune, as Leviathan is coming, and no one is safe.
The high-profile anti-independence campaigner Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan's superiors want results, and they want them now.
A group of anonymous urban explorers stumble into a murderer's kill room in a derelict film studio. Terrified, they run, thinking they are safe as no one in the group knows their identities. When one of them is brutally murdered during an exploration of an abandoned underground station, they realize they are being hunted. DI Dominic Bell and his team are investigating the series of murders but cannot find the connection between the victims.
Jeremiah Beaufort has just been released from prison after a very long time. The world has DNA testing now, and the internet has spread the news that there may exist a long-hidden document that will change what is known about two horrific murders. His determination to erase any clue that could put him on death row brings him to Tucson, Arizona, intent on finding a document he believes is in the possession of Carlo Di Forenza, ex-priest, retired professor, and husband of Brigid Quinn.
When Leah Stevens' career implodes, her old friend Emmy Grey convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah's past. Or Emmy's. Then there's a wave of vicious crimes in the community and Emmy Grey disappears, and Leah realizes how very little she knows about her friend and roommate.
When a flash mob on Brick Lane is interrupted by a sudden explosion, DI Maya Rahman dashes to the scene. A fire is raging through one of the city's most infamous streets, the sight of Maya's childhood home. And the discovery of two charred bodies in the burnt-out building transforms an arson attack into a murder case.
Pedro Cuang, a lonely old man, is found hanging naked from a beam in the ceiling of his dingy room in the Barrio Chino, the rundown Chinatown of Havana. One of his fingers has been amputated and a drawing of two arrows was engraved with a knife on his chest. Soon Mario Conde discovers unexpected connections, secret businesses and a history of misfortune, uprooting and loneliness that affected many immigrant families from China.
V.I. Warshawski returns to Chicago to save an old friend's nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East.
The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so?
Three short works, one an Alex Cross, one a Michael Bennett, and one a Women's Murder Club.
June Cassidy sends Peter to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who has been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds that someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda's living room. Meanwhile a young homeless street musician on the run from a botched jewelry store heist makes the mistake of trying to steal Peter's 1968 green Chevrolet pickup truck.
While attempting to prove the existence of telekinesis to a scientific society, a self-proclaimed psychic named Kellway disappeared from a locked room, in front of several witnesses. With a 10,000 pounds reward at stake, Holmes is convinced Kellway is a charlatan - or he would be, if he had returned to claim his prize. But as Holmes and Watson investigate, the case only grows stranger and more difficult.
2004. The fifteen jurors sat in silence while the prosecution produced evidence of how a man with obsessive sado-masochistic fantasies had turned into a killer. 14 were repulsed -- but one was taking notes. 2014. An actress is found dead, the ligature marks suggest that she had been involved in extreme sex games. DIs Wheeler and Ross realize their investigation is being blocked not just by the owners of the exclusive club where she was found but by some of Glasgow's most influential citizens.
Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business - her father prepped her well to carry on the family tradition. But her latest gig goes horribly wrong. Not only do two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents go missing, but her father is killed during the heist. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead - and will at nothing to capture him - and they mean to use Bianca as bait.
Janet Moodie, death-row attorney, is hired to work on the appeal of Sunny Ferrante, a glamorous woman who has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her wealthy husband. As Janet delves into the case, she becomes sure that that Sunny is innocent. But Sunny is hiding something. Who is she protecting - and is she really prepared to die to save them?
Lane Fielding finds herself back in her isolated Florida hometown tending bar at the local dive and living with her parents on the historic Fielding Plantation, when her older daughter suddenly vanishes. Ten days earlier, a college student went missing, and the two disappearances at first ignite fears that a serial killer who once preyed upon the town has returned.
Spring, 1549. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake has been working in the service of Henry VIII's younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of the wife of John Boleyn, a distant relation of Elizabeth, takes him to Norwich. As he investigates, more murders are committed -- and a peasant rebellion breaks out.
Morley, Miriam and Sefton find themselves caught up in Bonfire Night in Lewes. On the morning after, Sefton goes for a swim in Pells Pool, the oldest freshwater lido in England - in the very centre of Lewes - where he discovers a woman's body. She has drowned. Is it a misadventure or could it be ... murder?
Rookie cop Carrie Santero is hunting down the sickest, most twisted psychopath she's ever faced - an "omnikiller." As the body count rises, Carrie enlists the help of Jacob Rein, a brilliant, embittered former detective who has gone to the darkest corners of the killing mind. What he knows - what he can never unknow - could lead Carrie to the point of no return. The place she can no longer avoid.
When a local Rio Grande guide is brutally and inexplicably murdered, and deputies America and Ben's ongoing investigation is swept aside by a secretive federal agent, new Sheriff Chris Cherry begins to understand just how tenuous his hold on that badge really is. And he begins to understand the high cost of crossing dangerous men such as John Wesley Earl, a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the patriarch of a murderous clan that's descended on Chris's hometown of Murfee; or Thurman Flowers, a part-time pastor and full-time white supremacist hell-bent on founding his violent Church of Purity in the very heart of the Big Bend.
The Lambspun knitters are horrified when a murder occurs in their midst - and Julie, Kelly's friendly waitress at Pete's Porch cafe, is the victim. With her sleuthing instincts on full alert, Kelly starts asking questions. The well-liked waitress may have had enemies no one knew about, or she could have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.
Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy's Tea Garden. Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread - not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad? But when Schumaker perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly.
One day in the early summer of 2017, about 400 people disappear from their lives, leaving behind cell phones, credit cards, jobs, houses, families - everything - all on the same day. The movement calls itself the Massive Brigade, and they believe change isn't coming fast enough to America. FBI Special Agent Rachel Proulx is very familiar with Martin Bishop, the charismatic leader. But she needs her colleagues to take her seriously in order to find these people before they put their plan - whatever it is - into action.
Alaskan criminal defense investigator Cecil Younger agrees to help a client track down some evidence to clear her of a domestic violence charge. But the "evidence" is fifty thousand dollars in cash. That is how Cecil finds himself in violation of one of his own maxims. Nothing good comes of walking around with a lot of someone else's money. In this case, "nothing good" turns out to be a deep freeze full of drug-stuffed fish, a murder witnessed at close range, and a kidnapping - his teenage daughter, Blossom, is snatched as collateral for his cooperation.
Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford worries about her Welsh patients - they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. She attempts to visit their officer Captain Williams in Wales, but he has gone to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula. She quickly discovers that the villagers there are hiding something, and she's learned too much to be allowed to leave.
What Jack Price absolutely did not need was for someone to execute his grouchy old neighbour as if she was a drug mule. Questions will be asked, and Jack is a small businessman in a competitive sector hobbled by red tape and, you know: laws. But when Jack begins making some inquiries with a view to calming the whole thing down, someone hires the Seven Demons to kill him. But Jack has a unique approach to executive problem solving. In fact, Jack is batshit crazy.
When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's past.
Since their mother's passing, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the Peach Diner. But now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown. Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the old man's been poisoned, Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed.
Nine-year-old Alicia Gris lost her parents during the Spanish Civil War when the fascists savagely bombed Barcelona in 1938. Twenty years later, she still carries the emotional and physical scars of that violent and terrifying time. Weary of her work as an investigator for Spain's secret police in Madrid, Alicia plans to move on. But at the insistence of her boss, she remains to solve one last case: the mysterious disappearance of Spain's minister of culture, Mauricio Valls.