hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Naive young Masha Mironova arrives in Moscow and becomes Columbine, a reckless and daring young woman with eccentric outfits and a pet snake worn as a necklace. She joins the Lovers of Death - a small group of poets who conduct seances to determine death's next chosen lover. Erast Fandorin, alerted by the string of suicides in the group, investigates. But will the gentleman detective be able to stop Columbine from taking action when the seance selects her as next to go?
Hollyood private eye Happy Doll, a veteran of both the Navy and LAPD, supplements his meager income by working through the night at a local Thai spa that offers its clients a number of special services. He sets out to protect the women who work there from clients who have trouble understanding the word "no." But when things get out-of-hand with one particularly violent patron, even he finds himself wildly out of his depth, and then things take an even more dangerous twist when an old friend from his days as a cop shows up at his door with a bullet in his gut.
William Warwick has been promoted to Detective Sergeant, but his promotion means that he, along with the rest of his team, have been reassigned to the Drugs Squad. They are immediately tasked with apprehending Khalil Rashidi, a notorious drug dealer, who operates his extensive network out of South London. Closing the net around a criminal network like none they have ever faced before, Warwick devises a trap they would never expect, one that is hidden in plain sight.
The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer (from ONE GOOD DEED) makes his way to Bay Town, California, where he is hoping to apprentice with a legendary private eye and former FBI agent named Willie Dash. He lands the job, and immediately finds himself in the thick of a potential scandal: a blackmail case involving a wealthy well-connected politician running for mayor that soon spins into something even more sinister.
Commissaire Dupin lands on the unique Ile de Sein, populated by more rabbits than people, where the hairdresser arrives by boat. It was formerly inhabited by powerful witches and maybe the devil himself. In front of this impressive backdrop - between the islands of Molene, Ouessant, and the bay of Douarnenez - Dupin and his team follow a puzzling case that pushes them to their very limits.
Kate Rees, a young markswoman from rural Oregan, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris and assassinate the Fuhrer. Wracked with grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But no formal spy training. When she misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life - all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up.
The body of a teenage surfer is found bobbing among the lava rocks of Maui's southeastern shore. Detective Kali Mahoe, the granddaughter of one of Hawaii's most respected spiritual leaders, is on the transcendent path to becoming a kahu herself. She sees evidence of a strange ritual murder, a suspicion reinforced by a rash of sightings of a noppera-bo - a faceless and malicious spirit many believe to be more than superstition.
A note of a menace mars a beautiful spring. The brewery owned by Janice Childs and Mags Nielsen, two members of the gardening committee, gets robbed, with hundreds of dollars in merchandise taken off their delivery trucks in the dead of night. Is this the work of a random thief? Or is something more sinister afoot? When Jeannie Cordle drops dead at a charity auction, poisoned by a fatal weed, Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: a killer lurks in their midst, one with a keen understanding of poisonous plants.
All it took was one small item on the regional news for Kimberly Guyver and Rachel Golinski to know that their old life was catching up with them. They hoped they still had a chance to leave it behind - just one more time - but within hours, Rachel's home is burning and Kimberly's young son, Riley, is missing. DC Goodhew begins to sift through their lives, and starts to uncover an unsettling picture of deceit, murder and accelerating danger.
When Tank's partner, Pearl, tells him about an old family friend NYPD Detectie Eddie Kenwood put in jail for a murder he didn't commit, Tank and Pearl vow to take Kenwood down. Also in need of a takedown: the money-laundering accounting firm where Tank's brother used to work - before he mysteriously died, leaving Tank the sole guardian of his nephew, Chris. Chris smells a rat, and enlists Tank's help to bring the men who had his father killed to justice.
When a house near Lee and Joe's home goes up for sale, the couple teams up with Lee's aunt and uncle, Nettie and Hogan, to buy it, remodel it, and resell it for a sweet profit. But a local developer, Richard "Spud" Dirk, suddenly swoops in with a higher offer. But when a long-hidden gun is found behind a pipe in the house's basement, she begins to suspect a mystery is afoot. And when Spud turns up dead in the carport a few days later, it becomes clear there's something rotten at the foundation...
14th century rural Derbyshire. After the death of his mother, young Alwin of Whittaker leaves the only home he has ever known to seek answers about his unknown father through a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. On the journey, Alwin falls in with a band of violent and marauding soldiers and is witness to their terrible crimes. When Alwin later joins up with a group of pilgrims, he must hide his identity . . . but he is not the only one with secrets to keep.
Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie can often be found out and about in their bookmobile near Chilson, Michigan, delivering great reads to grateful patrons all over the county. But they always brake for trouble, and when Minnie sees a car speeding away down the road, and soon comes upon a dead bicyclist, she assumes she just missed seeing a hit-and-run. Minnie is determined to discover who was behind the wheel, but it soon turns out that things are far more complicated than they seem.
Tom Klay is a celebrated investigative wildlife reporter -- cover for his job as CIA agent. While on assignment in Kenya, Klay is attacked and his closest friend is murdered. Soon Klay's carefully constructed double life unravels as his ambition turns to revenge. The CIA has an answer. Klay is offered a devil's bargain to capture the man who killed his friend by infiltrating the offices of the woman he once loved, South Africa's special prosecutor, Hungry Khoza.
Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera sees a car slewed off the road, the driver's door open. When she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. She takes the child to nearby Brockburn, a run-down stately home. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead.
The ladies of the Wagtail Animal Guardians are in town for a pet adoption charity ball and Holly is busy preparing for the ball when she learns that a retired judge has lost his prized pup. The venerable citizen has hired a pet detective who has some personal ties to Holly's new guests. But his presence ruffles some feathers and the PI is found DOA not long before the ball.
Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida's friend Gin has found herself in a sticky situation. After wealthy genealogist Beverly Ruchart is found dead outside Gin's taffy shop, the candy maker becomes a person of interest.
In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman - and possibly others - he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a mysterious organization. Is it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult under the sway of a captivating leader?
Lawyer Arthur Beauchamp is facing the most explosive trial of his career, the defence of seven boisterous environmentalists accused of sabotaging an Ontario plant that pumps out a pesticide that has led to the mass death of honeybees. The story zigzags between Toronto, where the trial takes place, and Arthur's West Coast island home, where he finds himself arrested for fighting his own environmental cause, the threatened destruction of a popular park.
Antonia Bingham, chef and proprietor of East Hampton's prestigious Windmill Inn, has been lining up and looking forward to trying some new recipes in the quiet, golden days of September. But when a Labor Day visit from two slick Wall Streeters ends with their gruesome deaths in a summer rental house, Antonia is quickly pulled back into the bedlam.
Most times of the year, the tight-knit community gardens in quaint Arborville, New Jersey, overflow with seasonal vegetables and herbs. But who planted the dead body? Farm-to-table enthusiast Jenny Miller had a cookbook in the works when she was suddenly found strangled by a circular knitting needle in her own plot.
The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family's luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the wedding, a man's body washes up on the beach with no ID, only a torn page from a book in his pocket.
Mr. Luis Machi is an Argentinian oligarch who made his fortune collaborating with parasites, pushers, and secret policemen. He has a cocaine habit, a collection of three hundred ties, ten million dollars in the bank, and a bloody corpse in the trunk of his BMW. He has no idea who the victim could be, or who among his many, many enemies might be trying to frame him for murder, and he doesn't have much time to find out.
Ex-Marine Jack Ford has a daughter he never knew about in Beijing. He resolves to go to China, a country he hasn't returned to since he witnessed the horrors of the Tiananmen Square massacre. While seeking his newfound daughter, Fei Yen, Jack uncovers explosive information. Both the Chinese and American governments want it. Now Jack is trapped in an impossible dilemma: save Fei Yen, or prevent a war where thousands will lose their lives.
Paris, 1676. When a body washes up on the banks of the Bievre river, a young woman finds herself embroiled in an intricate murder case. At first it seems mere coincidence that the dead man was discovered outside the Royal Manufactory of the Gobelins, home to a community of artists and craftsmen. He was not one of them, after all. But Anne-Marie, a sculptor's wife, soon realises that the victim may well be known within the walls of the Gobelins - and that the killer might be amongst them.
When former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads moves to the seaside town of Lost Beach, she's decided to make her living as a wildlife photographer and put crime scenes behind her. But her plans are quickly upended when one morning, she comes across a couple sleeping in a canoe, entwined in an embrace. Looking closer, she realizes the man and woman aren't asleep - they've been murdered.
The most cantankerous member of the small gang of Old Bangkok Hands who hang out at the Expat Bar suddenly goes missing under suspicious circumstances. Engaged in the search for the missing American and the challenges of life with a newborn, Poke Rafferty misses the fact that he's being followed by someone who puts his whole life in Thailand at risk.
Van Shaw finds himself investigating his mother and her relationship to a boy named Sean Burke - a boy Moira may have been seeing when she became pregnant. Could this Burke be the biological father who abandoned Van before he was born? Although Van knows all too well that some doors shouldn't be opened, he decides to investigate the man - only to discover that Burke has an even darker family history than Van's own.
It's October 1814 and the war with France is finally over. But London suddenly finds itself in the grip of a series of heinous murders eerily similar to the Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. A suspect in those crimes - a young seaman named John Williams - was arrested but hanged himself in his cell before trial. Now the lead investigators and others possibly connected to the case are meeting violent ends. Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy turns to his friend Sebastian St. Cyr for assistance.
Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Maya's struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Maya's brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister. Tracing Maya's whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don't align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems.
Edinburgh, Scotland. March 1832. Trouble has been brewing in the form of the roguish criminal Bonnie Brock Kincaid. A new book and subsequent play features some of Kincaid's daringly heinous exploits, although he swears he had nothing to do with it or the characters which are obvious representations of Kiera and Gage. When the publisher is found brutally murdered - in an imitation of a gruesome scene - the finger not only points to Bonnie Brock as the possible culprit, but also the Gages, who have been outspoken in their condemnation of the tale.
When Ooh La La regular Mel Haverstock left the hair salon that morning, no one expected it would be her final parting. But when Daisy closes shop Saturday night, she finds her client dead as the mullet cut. Homicide is back in style in the quiet village of Edgemead in Surrey, England. But who would want to harm a hair on poor Mel's head?
Lyndsey Duncan was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station, but now has been sent home to Washington on administrative leave. So when a former colleague, now Chief of the Russia Division, recruits her for an internal investigation, she jumps at the chance to prove herself once more. Three Russian assets have been discovered - including one of her own - and the CIA is convinced there's a mole in the department.
In the wake of what became an embarrassing disaster for MI6, Joe Wilderness is reprimanded with a posting to remote northern Finland, under the guise of a cultural exchange program to promote Britain abroad. To make some extra money, he begins smuggling vodka into the USSR, striking a deal with his old KGB pal Kostya. But is Kostya in Finland for that -- or because of the mining of cobalt in the region, a critical component in the casing of the atomic bomb?
Commissario Guido Brunetti promises Benedetta Toso, a dying patient at a hospice, that he and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, would look into the death of her husband, Vittorio Fadalto. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident.
13 year old chess prodicgy Elissa arrived in Memory Wood on the most important day of her life. The thirteen-year-old chess prodigy was competing at the English Youth Grand Prix when she was snatched, and then woke up in a makeshift cell underground. 12 year old Elijah has spent his life exploring Memory Wood when he finds Elissa. When he appears in her cell, Elissa assumes Elijah will help her. But Elijah doesn't want her to leave.
Jazz Ramsey is demonstrating a cadaver dog to schoolgirls. She has borrowed the fully-trained Gus for the demonstration and has hidden a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find.The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but then Gus heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden.
Something strange has happened at the unassuming Musee de Quentin-Savary in Aix-en-Provence. When the director, Monsieur Achille Formentin, walks in one beautiful April morning, he is shocked to find the whole museum emptied of its contents - only a bench, the reception desk, and a lowly fern remain. Distressed, he calls the local police, and Aix's examining magistrate Antoine Verlaque sets out to discover the thief's identity.
Sunny's long-time gangster associate Tony Marcus comes to her for help, despite the fact that she double crossed him on a recent deal. But the way Tony figures it, Sunny owes him, and Sunny's willing to consider his case if it will clear the slate. Tony's trusted girlfriend and business partner has vanished, appears to have left in a hurry, and he has no idea why. He just wants to talk to her, he says, but first he needs Sunny to track her down.
Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that ties them all together...and before her name comes up on the kill list.The list belongs to a mysterious cabal known only as Nemesis, a hostile entity hell-bent on tearing the United States apart.
In the West End, a renowned Italian escape artist dies spectacularly on stage during a performance - immolated in a gleaming copper cauldron of his wife's design. In Cambridge, the runaway daughter of a famous don is found drowned, her long blonde hair tangled in the Jesus Lock on the River Cam. And in Baker Street, a mysterious locksmith exacts an unusual price to open a small silver box sent to Watson.
While on vacation in Barcelona, Jack Ryan, Jr. is surprised to run into an old friend at a small cafe. A first, Renee Moore seems surprised to see Jack, but then she just seems irritated and distracted. After making plans to meet later, Jack leaves and the cafe is destroyed minutes later by a suicide bomber. As Renee dies in his arms, she utters one word, "Sammler".
When Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman among Westerly's donated cadavers, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work. But just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?
Spain, 2020. John Mackenzie - an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator - is assigned to aid the Spanish authorities in their manhunt for ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland. Cleland pursues revenge against officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell. Her aunt Ana has been deaf and blind for the entirety of her adult life, the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the centre of Cristina's world - and of Cleland's cruel plan.
Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When unspeakable tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino. Yet the day she arrives, she learns a local teenage girl has gone missing. Anna is in no condition to become involved with the search - until a childhood friend, now the village sheriff, pleads for her help.
A collection of stories from top contemporary authors, all invited to put their own unique spin on what it means to recognize a certain day or event every year. Doug Allyn, Lee Child, Max Allan Collins, Jeffery Deaver, Meg Gardiner, Alison Gaylin, Sue Grafton, Carolyn Hart, Naomi Hirahara, Wendy Hornsby, Laurie R. King, William Kent Krueger, Laura Lippman, Peter Lovesey, Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Peter Robinson, S.J. Rozan, Julie Smith.
When a local theater troupe puts on a new play at the club, manager Avery Morgan is excited. This is just the sort of event that's destined to bring in potential new members. Okay, millionaire banker Bob Hanover has more bucks than talent and has used his position to grab the lead role, but that seems like a small price to pay...until Bob is found dead backstage.
Two foreign girls are murdered after a high society party in Yacanto del Valle, northern Argentina. Their bodies are found in a field near sacrificial offerings, apparently from a black magic ritual. Veronica Rosenthal, an audacious, headstrong Buenos Aires journalist with a proclivity for sexual adventure, could never have imagined that her holiday would end with her two friends dead.
Chicago PI V.I. Warshawski's impetuous goddaughter, Bernie Fouchard, tries to rescue Lydia Zamir, a famed singer-songwriter now living on the streets. Zamir's life fell apart when her lover was murdered next to her in a mass shooting at an outdoor concert. Not only does Bernie lead her and V.I. headlong into the path of some ruthless developers, but also to the murder of the young man Bernie is dating.
Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They're driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. When he returns Layla is gone - never to be seen again. Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla's sister, Ellen. But then the odd occurrences begin.
Edinburgh, 1849. Hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. And a whispering campaign seeks to paint Dr James Simpson, pioneer of medical chloroform, as a murderer.Determined to clear Simpson's name, his protege Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher must plunge into Edinburgh's deadliest streets and find out who or what is behind the deaths.
The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunites with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan's world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light?
Iris Buckley's apron shop Ruffles & Bows has been a huge success, her friendships are stronger than ever, and now she's ready for all of the end of summer cookouts on the beach that she can handle. But before Iris can even turn on the grill, Bella's latest fling, former Olympian sailor and gorgeous bad boy Lance Pederson is killed in a hit and run while jogging at dawn - and all the evidence points to Bella herself.
When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man's innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body, but Daniel finds an arson expert to absolve him. But it's not long before Adwell is killed in the same fiery fashion.
When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the London district known as Mile End, he knows only that the victim is a senior barrister from the same firm. To Daniel's relief, it is not his close friend Toby Kitteridge, but the question remains, what was this respected colleague doing in such a rough part of the city? The firm's head, Marcus fford Croft, may know more than he admits, but fford Croft's memory is not what it used to be.
Dozens of identical blue shoes are found in the ocean off the southwestern coast of Florida, all with a severed human foot inside, all exhibiting unmistakable signs of violence. They appear out of nowhere one day, floating in on the tide. Called off the tarmac from his flight back to New York City, Pendergast reluctantly arrives on Captiva Island and is quickly drawn into the mystery.
A pregnant woman has been murdered in a brutal, ritualistic way: burned, hung, and then placed upside down in a Bronze Age cauldron. When Kraken discovers the victim is his first love, Ana Belaen Liaano, memories of their time together come flooding back, and with them reminders of a dark secret long buried. Then the killer strikes again, enacting the same ritual against a second expectant parent.
Pictures of the children of influential Washington politicians are discovered on a strange blog. Each is walking or standing outside his/her school, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of extremist groups. The FBI can't locate the anonymous photographer and no crime has actually been committed. With nowhere else to turn, influential Senators decide to call in someone who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport.
An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver - a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. All three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed. The FBI calls in Lucas Davenport, who will need to bring in every asset he can claim, which means he will call in Virgil Flowers.
Native son Ted Malloy knows the streets of Queens like the back of his hand. Ted was once a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, but after a spectacular fall from grace, he has found himself back on his home turf, scraping by as a foreclosure profiteer. It's a grubby business, but a safe one - until Ted's case sourcer, a mostly-reformed small-time conman named Richie Rubiano, turns up murdered shortly after tipping Ted off to an improbably lucrative lead.
Since confessing to her bloody murder spree Rhiannon Lewis, the now-notorious Sweetpea killer, has been feeling out-of-sorts. Having fled the UK on a cruise ship to start her new life, Rhiannon should be feeling happy. But Rhiannon is all at sea. She's lost her taste for blood but is it really gone for good? Maybe Rhiannon is realizing that there's more to life than death...
Atlanta, Georgia. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold - until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth.
1952. Millers Kill Police Chief Harry McNeil is called to a crime scene where a woman in a party dress has been murdered with no obvious cause of death. 1972. Millers Kill Police Chief Jack Liddle is called to a very similar murder scene. The only difference is this time, they have a suspect, young Vietnam War vet Russ van Alstyne, who found the body while riding his motorcycle. Present-day. Millers Kill Police Chief Russ van Alstyne gets a 911 call that a young woman has been found dead in a party dress, the same MO as the crime he was accused of in the 70s.
Milo is hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him.Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run. As he tells his story, Milo is joined by colleagues and enemies from his long history in the world of intelligence, and the young analyst wonders what to believe. He wonders, too, if he'll survive this encounter.
Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed "The Lost Village," since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother's entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left - a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn - have plagued her.
Right before her wedding to millionaire Bruce Lamb Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident - and the sexy guy who wouldn't give her his real name - out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life. Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears - and Abigail's future life and happiness are turned upside down.
Cracow, 1895. Zofia and her maid Franciszka have their hands full organizing Easter festivities, especially with the household short one servant - where has the capable Karolina disappeared to? Shortly after, Zofia hears that the body of a young woman, violated and stabbed, has washed up on a bank of the River Vistula. Shockingly, the body turns out to be none other than Karolina. Working with the police, Zofia's investigations take her deep into the city's underbelly.
Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. Intent on revenge against a society that values corporate behemoths more than human life, the five conspirators decide to kidnap the CEO of Japan's largest beer conglomerate and extract blood money from the company's corrupt financiers.
Translator Rick Montoya accompanies his girlfriend, Betta, an art fraud investigator for the Italian Culture Ministry, to Urbino. Here Betta is to collect a priceless Piero della Francesca drawing from a wealthy Spanish collector. Then the Spaniard is found murdered and the drawing stolen.
The heirs of a Paerigordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a 5-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the farmer dies before moving in. Bruno's investigation leads him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The companies are based in Cyprus, Malta, and Luxembourg, but Bruno finds a weak spot in France: the Russian's France-based notaire and insurance agent.
When four groups of international heist artists team up to pull off the theft of the century - stealing an entire castle, and the treasure secreted in its walls - what could possibly go wrong? Well, consider this: none of the master thieves speak each other's languages...and no one knows precisely where the loot is stashed...and every one of them wants to steal it all for him or herself.
Madison Boswell, a beauty recently transplanted from Boston, is starring in Salem's Independence Day play. Madison has left some angry people in her wake, from a fellow actress beaten out for a role to a jealous betrayed wife. Now, as Charlene films the performance for her spectral housemate Jack, the drama queen takes a deadly bullet from what was supposed to be a prop gun.
September 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. Crouching in the doorway of a bombed-out house, Freddie waits until the coast is clear. But when he arrives at the delivery address, he's shocked to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed by the police when he attempts to report the crime, Freddie goes in search of a woman he once met when delivering a message: Maisie Dobbs.
Six chefs are preparing to compete in an outdoor tent at Storyton Hall for prizes that will boost their careers - but is there someone who can't stand the heat? It looks that way when one of the contestants is found dead in a pantry packed with two centuries' worth of cookbooks, among other treasures and rarities.
9 year old Jai drools outside sweet shops, watches too many reality police shows, and considers himself to be smarter than his friends Pari (though she gets the best grades) and Faiz (though Faiz has an actual job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants, and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit in the sprawling Indian city. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighbourhood.
Mary McIntyre's disappearance tore the local community apart, inflicting wounds that still prove raw for those who knew her. So when the present day discovery of a child's remains are found in a peat bog south of Glasgow, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod will use the advances made in forensic science since Mary's vanishing to determine what really happened all those years ago - and who was responsible.
Vincent van Dough focaccia is made by strategically placing chives, olives, and yellow peppers to look like poppies and sunflowers in the style of the great post-impressionist painter. At Yeast of Eden, where bread making has always been an art, they're baking their own version for the school district's Spring Fling. But one person won't be tasting the Mexican bakery's latest specialty. Ambitious school board president Nessa Renchrik has been murdered.
Tech millionaire Miles Cookson has more money than he can ever spend, but he has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and there is a 50% chance that it can be passed on to the next generation. Two decades ago, a young, struggling Miles was a sperm donor. Somewhere out there, he has kids - nine of them. And they might be about to inherit both the good and the bad from him - maybe his fortune, or maybe something much worse.
Ex-majordomo and bodyguard to an industrial tycoon-cum-U.S. senator, Badja Adeyemi is in hiding and shortly on his way to either a jail cell or a grave, depending on who finds him first. In his final days as a free man, he hires Isaiah Coleridge to tie up a loose end: the suspicious death of his nephew four years earlier. At the time police declared it an accident, and Adeyemi isn't sure it wasn't, but one final look may bring his sister peace.
Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg arrive for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Aunt Peg can't wait to demonstrate her judging chops on national TV, even after being hounded by frustrating mishaps - all seemingly orchestrated by Victor Durbin, an ousted Paugussett Poodle Club member with a bone to pick. When Victor is found murdered, Peg's the one topping the suspect list.
Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city's most feared criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder: catch the killer before the feast of Epiphany - or suffer the consequences.
Life is pretty sweet for pastry chef Kate McGuire on the laid-back island of Coral Cay, Florida. So when an old friend arrives and announces a spur-of-the-moment beach wedding, that's just the icing on the wedding cake. But the groom vanishes right as a television crew descends on the town to film a hot, new reality show. Is there a connection?
San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is excited to be a guest at Dharma's first annual Book Festival. When a greedy local businessman who seems intent on destroying Dharma starts harassing her mother Rebecca, Brooklyn is ready to take him down. Rebecca is able to hold her own with the nasty jerk until one of her fellow festival committee members is brutally murdered and the money for the festival seems to have vanished into thin air.
The setting is Bari in Southern Italy. Against his own instincts, defence attorney Guerrieri takes on an appeal against what looks like an unassailable murder conviction. The alleged perpetrator is the son of a former lover.
Twelve days before retirement, Taipei police detective Wu is handed a curious case: a Navy officer has been found dead in his hotel room. While it is immediately apparent to Wu that the officer has been murdered, the military insist it was suicide and want the case closed with no questions asked. Soon, however, more high-ranking Navy officers turn up dead, and Wu realizes he has a full-blown conspiracy on his hands.
It is close to midnight on a Saturday night when Jack Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville. Meanwhile, seventy-five miles south and west of Music City is a sleepy little town where a recently-fired guy nurses a grudge that will fester into fury - and a desire for payback.
When loving wife Jeanine Hammond is found dead in a small leafy town in Massachusetts, newly promoted Detective Jo Fournier is shocked to her core. Why leave her body posed like a ballerina? Why steal her wedding band and nothing else? Then another woman is found, wedding ring stolen, body posed in the same ritualistic way. Digging through old files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases. She knows a serial killer is on the loose, but nobody will listen to the truth - not her bosses, nor the FBI.
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can't make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. He attempts to build his defense from his jail cell, while trying to discover who is framing him - and why.
Charlie Parker's first case. It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one in the Dirty South wants to admit it. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer. Obsessed with avenging his lost family, his life is about to take a shocking turn.
While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it.
When Daniella Coulstoun's estranged mother, Effie, dies in Spain under suspicious circumstances, Daniella feels it's her duty to fly out for the funeral. Effie was the sole owner of the seedy expat pub Se Busca, whose faithful kept her in business for twenty years. Among them is a dangerous group of misfits who confront Daniella on her arrival, claiming that Effie stole huge sums of cash from them in a multimillion-euro property scam. They want the money back, and Daniella is on the hook for it. When a suspicious Spanish detective begins to probe Effie's death and a London gangster hears about the missing money, Daniella faces threats on every front, including the promise of breakage to thirty-one of her precious bones.
Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths. Following the enigmatic clues his father left behind, Shaw plays cat and mouse with the company's sadistic enforcers, as he speeds from one gritty neighbourhood in the City by the Bay to another.
When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair...and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover that they're not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way - along with a new adversary who is even more formidable, Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She's also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts - and someone who is about to give Stephanie a real run for her money.
With work on the reconstruction of her beloved home almost complete, Jessica Fletcher is in high holiday spirits, spearheading the annual Christmas parade and preparing for her nephew Grady and his family to come to town. The only thing dampening the holiday cheer is the discovery of two sets of bones on Jessica's property: one set ancient, the other only about a year old.
Everyone in Harvest, Ohio has gathered at the town gazebo for Emily's baby shower - including in a last-minute invite, Emily's sister Esther Esh. Then a mysterious Amish woman confronts Emily claiming to know about her secret shame - the child she had as a teenager who was given up for adoption. Later that evening, the woman reappears - dead in Esh Family Pretzels, with a threatening letter written by Esther found on her body.
When Bonnie Graham arrives at her boyfriend's apartment in London, she is horrified to discover a dead body in a pool of blood on the floor. But she doesn't call the police. Bonnie hides the corpse and then carefully wipes away any evidence she was ever there.
When Carmen Vega's boyfriend tries to kill her, she hands over all her savings to a smuggler and sets out from Tijuana in a small, leaky boat. Within sight of the California coast, the boat starts to sink, and its passengers are rescued by border patrol. Soon, Carmen turns up dead in a privately-operated Migrant Detention Center. Neither Nick Finn, the officer who saved Carmen from drowning, nor his wife, human-rights lawyer Mona Jimenez, are satisfied with the prison's account of what happened to Carmen.
Japanese secretary Umiko Wada's private detective boss has taken on a new case that will send her to London. Nick Miller never knew his father, and was always told he wasn't missing much. But when an old friend of his late mother says there are things that Nick needs to know about his parents, he can't ignore it. When a chance encounter brings Wada and Nick together, they couldn't know the series of violent events set off by their investigations.
In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. When Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the mystery, they soon discover that although the canvases have been slashed, their backings remain pristine, with no cuts or scratches. The criminal, it seems, is searching for something hidden behind the portraits.
When newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a community nurse. As Kirsty is called to another murder - this one the brutal execution of a well-known Glasgow drug dealer - she finds herself pulled into a complex case involving vulnerable people and a sinister service that offers them and their loved ones a 'release'.
When DC Rose Gifford is called to investigate the death of a young woman suffocated in her bed, she can't shake the feeling that there's more to the crime than meets the eye. Enter DS Moony - an eccentric older detective who runs UCIT, a secret department of the Met set up to solve supernatural crimes. Moony wants Rose to help her out - but Rose doesn't believe in any of that. Does she?
In the summer of his 17th year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament, a dream come true. But during the tournament, Samuel learns that the civil war raging across South Sudan has brought rebel troops to his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp.
Sarah Booth, the newly-pregnant Tinkie and Cece are off to Lucedale, Mississippi. Plans include facials, food, and a trip to the incredible Garden of Bones - a miniature Holy Land with recreations of all parts of the Middle East - for their Sunrise Easter Services led by biblical scholar, gardener, and creator of the Gardensl Daniel Reynolds. But when Easter morning dawns the trio find themselves at the Mount of Olives - with a dead body at their feet.
Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn't fit in - and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio. After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya's spell. Then Jamie walks through the studio door. Freya and Jamie become fast friends, as do their husbands, leaving Low alone once again. Then one night, after a boozy dinner party, Freya suggests swapping partners. It provides Low the perfect opportunity to unleash her growing resentment.
A prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank Palm Beach gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave. Kiki Pew was an ardent fan of the Winter White House resident just down the road, and a founding member of the POTUSSIES, a group of women dedicated to supporting their President. The President immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth.
1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn't.The couple should never have let him in. But they did.An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever.
An experimental vaccine is deployed in Seattle to battle a lethal outbreak of a form of meningitis, until people start dying from mysterious and horrific causes, and the vaccine itself is implicated. But what if science isn't to blame?
Jeremiah Camp, a.k.a. the Forecaster, can look into the heart of humanity and see the patterns that create opportunities and profits for the rich and powerful. Now he has gone into hiding in a small town,at an old residential school on an even smaller Indian reserve, with no phone, no Internet, no television. But before he left the Locken Group, Jeremiah had created a list of twelve names, every one a billionaire. The problem is, the people on the list are dying at an alarming and unnatural rate.
Lu Fei is a graduate of China's top police college but he's been assigned to a sleepy backwater town in northern China, where almost nothing happens and the theft of a few chickens represents a major crime wave. That is until a young woman is found dead, her organs removed, and joss paper stuffed in her mouth. Beijing is interested in pinning the crime on the first available suspect rather than wading into uncomfortable truths, leaving Lu Fei on his own.
Faye von Essen lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm with a gorgeous husband who gives her everything she's ever wanted, and an adorable daughter who lights up her world. So how is it, then, that she now finds herself in a police station? The truth is that Faye's life is far from what it seems. The truth is that Faye isn't even her real name. And now she's been caught out. There's no way she's going to go down without a fight. The only question is - who will escape with their life?
Billionaire big-game hunter Jon van der Sandt's family have been killed by jihadist terrorists and he has hired ex Special Forces hard men to snatch the ISIS killers from the desert and transport them halfway across the world to the vast wilderness of his American estate. But they grab British doctor Raj Patel by mistake. To survive, he'll have to become as ruthless a killer as the man who is hunting him.
PI Sunny Randall has often relied on the help of her best friend Spike in times of need. When Spike's restaurant is taken over under a predatory loan agreement, Sunny has a chance to return the favour. She begins digging into the life of the hedge fund manager who screwed Spike over - surely a guy that smarmy has a skeleton or two in his closet - and soon finds this new enemy may have the backing of even badder criminals.
When zillionairess Zelda Zoransky throws a party, she means business. Foxtrot knows she's in for a night when anything can and will happen. The festivities include a high-stakes showdown between two escape artists locked in a bitter rivalry. Meanwhile, Zelda is stuck in handcuffs... Can Foxtrot, her telepathic cat Tango, and her shapeshifting pooch Whiskey collectively channel their inner Houdini and make it out of the soire alive? [Local author].
It begins with a spark. A simple act of carelessness that ignites the autumn grass of the Sierra Nevadas. In minutes, the flames spread. A raging wildfire sweeps down the mountain, engulfing a van from the local prison - giving two chained convicts a chance to escape. In Farnham County live three very different women. All three share one thing in common: they are in the wrong place at the wrong time...
When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, 7 year old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo's world is destroyed again.
En route to the National Prayer Breakfast, the U.S. vice president's motorcade is hit in a vicious, expertly planned attack that throws Washington, DC, into chaos. Everyone assumes it's terrorists - but former military contractor Tom Locke teams up with young FBI agent Jennifer Lin. They suspect Tom's former employer, Apollo Outcomes is working in concert with help from inside the government.
In the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides - or are they something more sinister? Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, Honor stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her past - one that she's kept from her daughter her entire life.
Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery - and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works as the pastry chef. The wedding planning is all fun-fetti and games until Mel and Joe meet the head chef at the resort who has been making Oz's life miserable. When the eccentric chef insults Mel's bakery, Oz gets into a blowout argument with the culinary prima donna. Things turn extra sour when the chef is murdered, and Oz is the police's main suspect.
15 year old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school, and her teacher, Bobby Nock, a 25 year old African American man, is the prime suspect. It's an open-and-shut case for the prosecution, but a young woman persuades the rest of the jury to return a not guilty verdict. Then 10 years later, when a true crime docuseries reassembles the jury, one of them is murdered.
In a luxury lodge on Botswana's sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration... Arriving at the safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles over them. There's no sign of the party that was promised. There's no phone signal. They're alone, in the wild.
Dane Kirby, as a life-long resident and ex-arson investigator for McFalls County, has lived his life in one of the most chaotic and crime-ridden regions of the south. When he gets called in to consult on a brutal murder in a Jacksonville, Florida, motel room, he and his FBI counterpart, Special Agent Roselita Velasquez, begin an investigation that leads them back to the criminal circles of his own backyard.
To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition - it's her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try.
Andie DeGrasse is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around a stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror #11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss. As the jury is about to reach a verdict, the mob boss makes one devastating move that no one could have predicted, and Andie's world is shattered.
The gruesome double-murder at an Eastvale property developer's luxury home should be an open and shut case for Superintendent Alan Banks and his team of detectives. There's a clear link to the notoriously vicious Albanian mafia, men who left the country suspiciously soon after the murder. When Banks and his team find a cache of spy-cam videos hidden in the house, Annie and Gerry's investigation pivots to another violent crime that could cast the murders in an entirely different light.
The world's largest bounty has just been placed upon America's top spy. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission ever - one that has already claimed the lives of the people closest to him, including his new wife - he's going to need help - a lot of it. Not knowing whom he can trust, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Solvi Kolstad. Just as smart, just as deadly, and just as determined, she not only has the skills, but also the broken, troubled past to match Harvath's own.
A shadowy Eurotrash businessman wants Jack Price and the Seven Demons, the most dangerous and feared assassins in the in the world, to pull off the heist of a lifetime, breaking into a bank that makes Fort Knox look like the corner candy store. Jack thinks this will be a nice little diversion for his crew - until a rosy cheeked, lederhosen wearing little psychopath named Evil Hansel stabs him with an oyster knife, and the whole situation goes completely to hell. Someone isn't playing straight, and in a game of double crosses, Jack Price will do anything - literally, anything - to come out on top.
A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There's just one catch - chiselled into the cave wall above the body is an image of the grim reaper and the dead man's initials, and it's been there for over a century.
World War II England. When Electra McDonnell's Uncle Mick receives a tip about a safe full of jewels in the empty house of a wealthy family, he and Ellie can't resist. All goes as planned - until the pair are caught redhanded. Government official Major Ramsey makes an offer: either Ellie agrees to help him break into a safe and retrieve blueprints that will be critical to the British war effort, before they can be delivered to a German spy, or he turns her over to the police.
Back home in the Kootenays after her Arizona honeymoon, Lane offers her assistance when neither the outgoing teacher, Rose, nor her replacement, Wendy, show up at the local schoolhouse one blizzardy Monday in December. Then she finds the teachers' cottage ransacked with Rose unconscious and bleeding, and Wendy missing. Never one to leave a post unmanned, Lane enlists as substitute teacher for the final two weeks before the Christmas holidays, during which time she discovers a threatening note in the teachers' desk and a revolver in the supply cupboard. But these clues only convolute the case further. Who has been tormenting these women, and where has Wendy gone?
In 2008, a cheerful ambulance-chasing lawyer named Jay Shenk persuades the grieving Keener family to sue a private LA hospital. Their son Wesley has been transformed by a routine surgery into a kind of golem, absent all normal functioning or personality, walking in endless empty circles around his hospital room. In 2019, Shenk - still in practice but a shell of his former self - is hired to defend Wesley Keener's father when he is charged with the murder of the expert witness from the 2008 hospital case.
Marygene Brown always figured she'd marry her childhood sweetheart, Alex Myers, not cater his wedding. But most of the island is showing up - although more for the role-playing murder game at the reception than for the widely loathed bridezilla, Lucy Carmichael. Her mother's ghost says she sees an aura of darkness around the wedding. So when Marygene finds Lucy lying beside the wedding cake, buried in batter, with no pulse, it looks like Mama called it.
Local theater diva Vivian Borne - a.k.a. Brandy's mother - is sheriff of Serenity County now, but still hot on the trail of precious antiques. On a tour of the historic Wentworth Mansion, the two dedicated dealers are aglow at the priceless objects...never dreaming everything will turn to ashes. Hours later, a charred corpse in the ruins is identified as the mansion's caretaker, a one-time flame of Vivian's.
Maggie Stewart travels with friends Liz and Harry to the Ice Hotel, a surreal building in Swedish Lapland constructed from ice cut from the nearby river. During the day, it is a museum housing ice sculptures, but at night it becomes a novelty hotel. Shortly after their arrival, the holiday turns into a nightmare. A near-miss snowmobile accident is followed by the discovery of the frozen body of one of the hotel's American guests.
"You have one hour to live." Those are the only words on the phone call. Then they hang up. Surely, a prank? A mistake? A wrong number? Anything but the chilling truth... That someone is watching, waiting, ready to take your life in one hour. But why? The job of finding out falls to DI Helen Grace, a woman with a track record in hunting killers. However, this is one case where the killer seems to always be one step ahead of the police and the victims.
Sheriff Quinn Colson is walking again, eager to resume his work as a southern lawman and track down those responsible for his attempted murder. But someone is standing in his way: an interim sheriff, appointed by the newly elected Governor Vardaman, the man who Quinn knows ordered his murder.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with John Puller's high-stakes investigation, leading them both deep into the perilous world of organized crime - a world neither of them will escape from unscathed.
When Haven't Got A Clue bookshop owner Tricia Miles's assistant manager, Pixie, finds homeless vet Susan Morris's body behind the shop, Pixie's checkered past makes her the prime suspect. Tricia sets out to clear Pixie's name armed with only an anchor insignia earring found at the scene of the crime. As Tricia digs deeper she discovers Susan was involved in a scandal right before retiring from the Navy - but since nobody in the village knows Susan, even Tricia's one lead is in danger of drying up.
Alex Hawke's recovery from serious injuries incurred during a battle with a malevolent enemy is interrupted by a desperate call from the Queen. Her favorite grandson has disappeared in the Bahamas. Lord Hawke is the only man she trusts with a mission this sensitive. All she knows is that the young prince was last seen at the exclusive resort the Dragonfire Club, owned by the nefarious Tang brothers.
When a freshly-mummified body is discovered at the Brighton Museum of Natural History, Detective Francis Sullivan is at a loss to identify the desiccated woman. But as Egyptian burial jars of body parts with cryptic messages attached start appearing, he realizes he has a serial killer on his hands. Revenge, obsession and an ancient religion form a potent mix, unleashing a wave of terror throughout the city.
As the Whitworth family begin renovations on their new home, their plans are brought to an abrupt end when they discover a body buried in the back garden. DI Isabel Blood and her team are called to investigate, but as she approaches Ecclesdale Drive, a feeling of unease settles in her gut. The property cordoned off is number 23. The house she used to live in as a child...
It's 1996. When seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Detective Sergeant Thorne vows he will not again make the mistake of ignoring his instinct about a suspect. Cannot. The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne's sights. This case will be the making of him . . . or the breaking.
A mutilated body is found dumped at Cowane's Hospital in Stirling. For DCI Malcolm Ford the savagery of the crime makes him want to catch the murderer before he strikes again. For reporter Donna Blake it's a shot at the big time. But for close protection specialist Connor Fraser it's merely a grisly distraction from the day job. But then a bloodied and broken corpse is found, this time in the shadow of the Wallace Monument - and with it, a message. One Connor has received before, during his time as a police officer in Belfast.
When an American F-22 collides with a Russian aircraft that has penetrated into friendly airspace, things go south fast - in seconds, missiles are fired. There are no survivors. Despite horrific weather, Flynn and his security team are ordered to parachute into the area in a desperate bid to reach the crash sites ahead of the Russians, playing a deadly game of hide-and-seek with Spetsnaz commandos operating covertly on American soil.
Hana Keller is getting ready for a lovely holiday season. When she receives a rare tea set as a birthday gift, she decides to host a tea at her apartment for her closest friends. During the cozy get-together, one of Hana's friends gets word that a murderer is on the loose. Hana soon learns that the victim was Sandor Balog, a professor of Hungarian Studies at the local college.
The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny's father. As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde's mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds.
Years before, Kate and Gina Colorosa were best friends at the police academy and patrol officers in Columbus, but time and distance have taken them down two very different paths. Now, Gina comes to Kate and reveals the shocking story of betrayal and revenge that has forced her to run for her life. She's desperate for protection, and the only person she can trust is Kate - but can Kate trust her? Or will Gina's dark past put them all in danger?
Nancy Taylor, wife of the town mayor, asks the detectives to investigate whether her husband is having an affair. Samson O'Brien and Delilah Metcalfe know they will have to tread carefully. The case however, proves to be more complex than even they had imagined. While Delilah is undercover at a local shoot to better keep tabs on the errant husband, she is on the scene for a fatal incident that sends the town into turmoil.
Hammer meets with Jamie Winters, US Senator from New York, and his lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator's career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realises there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.
Veteran thief Nolan tangles with a skyjacker and vigilante in two full-length novels from Grandmaster Max Allan Collins, collected in one volume for the first time ever: FLY PAPER (#3) and HUSH MONEY (#4).
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody, a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Amber's envy could eat her alive - if she didn't have a plan. Amber uses Daphne's compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family's life - the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her.
Jude Lyon of MI6 remembers the captured terrorist bomb-maker. He watched him being flown off to Syria, back when Syria was 'friendly'. No one expected him to survive interrogation there. Yet the man is alive and someone has broken him out of jail. Bad news for the former foreign secretary who authorized his rendition. And Jude's boss Queen Bee who knew he wasn't a terrorist at all, but an innocent bystander.
Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. But he was once known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. Then a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.
Laos, 1981: When an unofficial mailman drops off a strange bilingual diary, apparently written by a kamikaze pilot, Dr. Siri is intrigued. Half is in Lao, but the other half is in Japanese, which no one Siri knows can read; it appears to have been written during World War II. Most mysterious of all, it comes with a note stapled to it: Dr. Siri, we need your help most urgently. But who is "we," and why have they left no return address? Last in the series.
No one wants to hire an investigator during the Saturnalia holiday. Albia is lumped with her own domestic stress: overexcited children and bilious guests, too many practical jokes, and her magistrate husband Tiberius preoccupied with local strife. He fears a Nut War. Nuts are both the snack and missile of choice of tipsy celebrants, so there is a fortune to be made. This year a hustling gang from the past is horning in on the action. As the deadly menace strikes even closer to home, and with law and order paused for partying, Albia and Tiberius must go it alone.
There are many bad days in Edinburgh police's subdivision 'The Commission for the Elucidation of Unsolved Cases Presumably Related to the Odd and Ghostly'. And in the pantheon of the worst days - today takes the podium. Because the English Inspector Ian Frey, and his Scottish boss 'Nine-Nails' McGray are called into a meeting in the middle of the night with none other than the Prime Minister himself. And he tells them that Queen Victoria - the most powerful woman in the world - wants them both dead.
When Evie Mead's husand Robert dies, he's apparently left her an old hotel on one of the Isles of Scilly. When Evie and her sister Margot get there, the foul-tempered hotel owner claims he's never met the late Robert, even after Evie finds framed photos of them - alongside Robert's first wife - in his office. The rest of the island inhabitants, ranging from an ex-con receptionist to a vicar who communicates with cats, aren't any easier to read. Then a murder occurs at the hotel, and then another soon follows.
Forensic reconstructionist Rory Moore and her psychologist partner, Lane Phillips are working on a podcast, entitled The Suicide House, about an abandoned boarding house in the woods beyond the manicured campus of Indiana's elite Westmont Preparatory High School. One year ago, two students were killed there in a grisly slaughter. Though a teacher was convicted of the murders, questions remain. The most urgent: why so many students who survived that horrific night have returned to the boarding house - to kill themselves.
Sierra Ravenswood's career as a singer in Nashville crashed and burned, so she's back in Aerieville, Tennessee, working part time in a flower shop. Then a customer drops dead in the middle of her new bouquet-arranging workshop at the store. When it's discovered he was poisoned by a snack at the event, everyone at the workshop, including Sierra, is on the suspect list.
Queens detective Nina Karim goes undercover into Artemis, a battered women's shelter. She has a series of cold case homicides on her desk - men whose widows had the same alibi, they were living in Artemis when their husbands were killed. Here she finds solidarity with a community of women who deal with abusive and lethal men in their own way. And, for Nina, who became a cop so she could find the man who murdered her father, there is only revenge.
Freddy Otash was the man in the know and the man to know in '50s L.A. He was a rogue cop, a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp - and, most notably, the head strong-arm goon for Confidential magazine. Confidential presaged the idiot internet - and delivered the dirt, the dish, the insidious ink, and the scurrilous skank. It mauled misanthropic movie stars, sex-soiled socialites, and putzo politicians.
Two women are snatched off the streets of London in one weekend. DI Charlie George and his team get to work. When they catch a lucky break from a CCTV camera, Charlie is sure they have their man. And that's when he gets his first surprise.
Berlin, 1946. Everything is in short supply. Kasper Meier trades on the black market to feed himself and his elderly father. Then a young woman, Eva, arrives at Kasper's door seeking the whereabouts of a British pilot, and not unwilling to use Kasper's secrets to force his assistance. As a net of deceit, lies and betrayal falls around him, Kasper begins to understand that the seemingly random killings of members of the occupying forces are connected to his own situation.
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.
Danny and Sharon Evans are desperate for answers. Why did their seemingly happy daughter try to take her own life? When a stranger approaches Danny, saying he knows who is to blame, Danny is tempted, despite Sharon's reservations. And when his new friend offers them revenge, how can he walk away? DI Joel Norris knows this is no ordinary case when two seemingly unconnected murders hit his desk within a matter of days. But how far is he willing to go to solve the puzzle?
Grace Winston, sous chef at Sarah's restaurant, is also an adjunct instructor who teaches cutlery expertise in cooking college. She is considering accepting an executive chef's position offered by Jane Clark, Sarah's business rival - and her late ex-husband's lover. But Grace's future lands in hot water when the school's director is found dead with one of her knives in his back.
Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage DSI William Lorimer finds there will have a powerful impact on his life - leaving him questioning his future with Police Scotland. Meanwhile, the man who eluded police capture during Lorimer's last investigation - the Quiet Release case involving the euthanasia of vulnerable patients - is back, and this time he's aligned with a powerful gangster from Glasgow's underworld.
When Dorothy Guildford is found stabbed to death in her home, all signs point to her husband, Peter. While DC Kirsty Wilson searches for evidence that will put Peter away for good, she is shocked to discover a link with a vast human-trafficking operation that Detective Superintendent William Lorimer has been investigating for months.
Inspector Daniel Kohi of the Zimbabwean police force returns home one night to find his worst nightmare has been realised. His family dead, his house destroyed, and in fear for his life, he is forced to flee the country he loves. Far away in Glasgow, DSI William Lorimer must deal with a plot to carry out an unspeakable atrocity on Christmas Eve. Soon Lorimer finds himself in desperate need of assistance. Then he meets an extraordinary man - a refugee from Zimbabwe whose investigative skills are a match for Lorimer's own.
A mysterious invitation for a spa holiday arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown retired Captain Herbert Spencer, who runs a retreat in Victoria's rural spa country for shell-shocked veterans of World War I. There Phryne and her faithful servant Dot are thrown into treacherous Highland gatherings, a mysterious case of disappearing women, and a string of murders committed under their very noses.
Alberta's childhood screen idol, 1950s Hollywood starlet Missy Michaels, has signed up for the local Tranquility Players revival of the classic Arsenic and Old Lace. But before Missy memorizes a single line, she's found dead in her dressing room wrapped in lace and clutching a bottle of arsenic.
As a boy, Jack Anderson was abandoned by his mother in a Glasgow movie theatre. Now facing impending retirement Jack and his wife Anne travel to Scotland to track down his long-lost sister. Their journey takes them from their home in a quiet Boston suburb to the impoverished mill towns of Ayrshire, the gray cobbled streets of Glasgow, and the majestic Scottish Highlands.
London, 1942. A killer going by the name of "Crimson Jack" is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is the self-styled Crimson Jack a descendant of the original Jack - or merely a madman obsessed with those notorious killings? In desperation Scotland Yard turn to Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective.
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.
On a warm Autumn afternoon, Denmark's largest amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, is devastated by a terrorist attack that leaves more than 1,200 dead. No one claims responsibility for the attack, and seven months later the nation is still reeling and the police have no leads. Police Lieutenant Lene Jensen has been assigned to the frustrating case from the beginning. When she receives a desperate phone call from a Muslim woman who later turns up dead, she sees a connection to the Tivoli bombing.
Ali Reynolds's personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene - a serial killer and a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging in the balance, Ali must thread the needle between good and evil.
Years after her son's fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may have grown out of damage suffered at the hands of a pedophile priest while he was in high school. Looking for vengeance, she targets the Catholic Church's most visible local figure, Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When the archbishop begins receiving anonymous threats, local police dismiss them, saying they're not credible. So he turns to his friends, Ali Reynolds and her husband, B. Simpson.
When CIA agent Alisa Flynn flaunts the rules by breaking into a mansion in the middle of the night, she skillfully circumvents alarms and outwits guards only to find herself standing in billionaire Gabe Korgan's study . . . busted by Korgan himself. This could cost her her job unless, in a split second, she can turn the tables and try to convince him to join her on the most important mission of her life. In a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, schoolgirls in Africa have been kidnapped, and Alisa knows that Korgan has the courage, financial means, and high-tech weaponry to help rescue them.
Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949. As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she remains India's first female police detective, mistrusted, sidelined and now consigned to the midnight shift. And so, when the phone rings to report the murder of prominent English diplomat Sir James Herriot, the country's most sensational case falls into her lap.
Summer, 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on the Cote d'Azur. Here Mrs. Hudson falls under suspicion for another murder when a beautiful young man is found dead in her front room. The old woman's colorful past has been a source of tension between Russell and Holmes before this, and now, the dangerous players who control Monte Carlo's gilded casinos may stop at nothing to keep the pair away from the dark corners that Mrs. Hudson's youthful history could bring to light.
Shadowy figures, vague whispers, the fears of girls, dangers that may be only accidents. But this is a land of long memory and hidden corners, a land that had known Vlad the Impaler, a land from whose churchyards the shades creep. When Queen Marie of Roumania calls, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are as dubious as they are reluctant. But a young girl is involved, and a beautiful queen. Surely it won't take long to shine light on this unlikely case of what would seem to be strigoi? Or, as they are known in the West ... vampires.
The bloated remains of a man are discovered bound to a derelict pier in Orkney and newly promoted DCI Lukas Mahler dispatches a team to investigate. But when the body is identified as Alex Fleming - Mahler's former colleague from his time in the Met - the case becomes personal. Mahler's investigation takes him from his old stamping ground of London to the world of organized crime, and from sixteenth-century witch executions to Fleming's most notorious unsolved case: the 'Witchfinder' murders.
A massive FBI manhunt is underway for an elusive and terrifyingly adept serial bomber. He's just struck his sixth target, Idaho's Boon Dam, killing a dozen innocent people. The FBI has no real leads. It's as if Green Man can predict every step of their investigation, skillfully evading all their standard tactics. Until young agent Tom Smith approaches the taskforce leader with an unexpected insight. Tom, a computer programmer by training, may be the only person with the skill set needed to catch Green Man before he strikes again.
Daniel Russell was only 13 years old when his father tried to kill them both by driving their car into Moon Lake. Miraculously surviving the crash - and growing into adulthood - Daniel returns to the site of this traumatic incident in the hopes of recovering his father's car and bones. As he attempts to finally put to rest the memories that have plagued him for years, he discovers something even more shocking among the wreckage that has ties to a twisted web of dark deeds, old grudges, and strange murders.
When fortysomething Nicola Eagles goes on the holiday of a lifetime to the Maldives, she never dreams she'll fall in love - she's too shy, too set in her ways. But then she meets someone who changes her life for ever. Just when things seem to be going right for Nicola, though, she disappears without a trace. Was it a voluntary disappearance, or was she abducted - or murdered? When her absence is noted back in the UK, DI Gillian Marsh is sent to investigate.
There have always been deaths in the small town of Eriston over the years - more than can easily be explained.People dying in their houses, behind locked doors. Sean Cole thought he'd spotted a pattern. Thought he was on the trail of a killer. Now he's dead too. When his daughter Rebecca returns to the town, she realizes that her father might have been onto something. But can she find the murderer before he finds her? Because if she can't, her father's shabby old Victorian house is no place to hide.
Injured in a freak fall, novelist Gerry Andersen is confined to a hospital bed in his glamorous high-rise apartment, dependent on two women he barely knows: his incurious young assistant, and a dull, slow-witted night nurse. Then late one night, the phone rings. The caller claims to be the "real" Aubrey, the alluring title character from his most successful novel, Dream Girl. But there is no real Aubrey. She's a figment born of a writer's imagination, despite what many believe or claim to know.
Detective Matt Jackson's beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of a serial killer - Neon - who displays his victims amongst snaking neon lights. Suicidal but unable to kill himself, he hires someone to finish the job. But on the night of his planned murder he makes a breakthrough in the Neon case and offers his assassin, Iris, an irresistible opportunity: help Jackson find and kill Neon in return for his entire estate.
Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy - but she suspects she's done something bad. She rolls over toward her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved. But it's not Niall lying beside her. In fact, she's never seen this man before. And he's not breathing. As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it's clear to Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect.
Charlie Cooke loves many things, like the Bear Claw Diner, the heated steering wheel of her car, and her orange tabby cat Eggs Benedict. Something she has never loved is the state fair. So when her best friend Annie Jensen begs her for a fair day, she's reluctant. But Annie isn't the only one who wants her to spend a day among farm animals and deep fried food. A vendor has been murdered, and Trooper Graham needs his favorite part-time sleuth to dig up the truth.
Brought up believing that sex is the devil's work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victim's souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption. Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo's personal and professional lives.
Aberdeen, 1631. University librarian Robert Sim takes receipt of a gift of books recently arrived from overseas, mysterious works on alchemy and hermetics - the pursuit of ancient knowledge. By nightfall he has been brutally murdered. His colleague and good friend Alexander Seaton is left with the task of hunting for clues as to his killer's motive, as well as locating the missing books. What did Sim discover in the package, and what makes these books so dangerous?
1635, Aberdeen. A girl lies dead in a frozen garden. A young man goes missing after a drunken brawl. A sinister cloaked figure watches from the shadows. The missing student, son of a Highland chief, is in Alexander Seaton's class. When the young man's companion turns up bruised and bloodied, suspicion mounts that he has murdered his friend. But Alexander is convinced that there's another explanation.
After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones comes into possession of one of her ex's businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon. She decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business, the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple of sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad's life seems to be churning along smoothly. That is, until she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle.
In London 1946, the Right Sort Marriage Bureau is just beginning to take off and the proprietors, Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, are in need of a bigger office and a secretary to handle the growing demand. A cousin of Gwen's, one Lady Matheson, works for the Queen in "some capacity" and is in need of some discreet investigation. It seems that the Princess Elizabeth has developed feelings for a dashing Greek prince and a blackmail note has arrived, alluding to some potentially damaging information about said prince.
In London, 1946, the Right Sort Marriage Bureau is getting on its feet and expanding. Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge are making a go of it. That is until Lord Bainbridge - the widowed Gwen's father-in-law and legal guardian - returns from a business trip to Africa and threatens to undo everything important to her, even sending her six-year-old son away to a boarding school. Then a new client shows up at the agency, one whom Sparks and Bainbridge begin to suspect really has a secret agenda, somehow involving the Bainbridge family.
Brothers Ugur and Lokman Bulut are locked in a bitter inheritance battle and need a sample of their mother's DNA to contest her will. But when her body is exhumed, her corpse is found to be missing and a fresh body, with its heart removed, has been put in her grave. Assigned to the case, Inspector Mehmet Suleyman quickly realises that the heart has been illegally harvested, and his team has a murder inquiry on its hands.
Andie Stern thought she'd solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station - and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow.
When a girl is beaten to death and her body tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town, Chief Dove Carnahan is faced with solving the most shocking crime of her law enforcement career. She identifies the girl as a member of a local family of petty criminals. To further complicate things, the man convicted of killing Dove's mother is released from prison and reveals a startling accusation. Dove now must face the chilling parallels between her own family's trauma and that of the dead girl's.
Michael is out of his depth. The closest he ever came to working in tech was when he rode a delivery bike for a food app in Vancouver. Yet when his coder girlfriend dies, he is inexplicably headhunted by sinister tech mogul Campbell Fess, who transplants him to Silicon Valley. There, a reluctant female spy named Aoife lures him into the hands of Towse, an enigmatic war-gamer, who tricks them both into joining his quest to save the world, and reality itself, from the deadliest weapon ever invented.
When Alex Cassidy and Diane Alison meet at a party the chemistry between them is instant. She's a single mother, local fixture, and owner of a successful catering company. He's a single father and weekend homeowner - Swept up in their burgeoning relationship, Diane joins Alex at his beach house in Tulum, where Alex decides to leave his life of crime behind. It begins as a postcard-perfect weekend until an entanglement with a powerful cartel forces Alex to mastermind one final and unthinkably dangerous job.
Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL- and a past president - has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie - turning every parent's deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father.
Ex-Secret Service agent Cain Lemaire akes a job in Tokyo as head of security detail for a very successful and important CEO. What he thought was a simple security post unravels a tangled web of corruption, greed, and extortion, but now Cain is on his own and without the wealth of resources he had with the Secret Service. Years of training and international missions kick in as he races to find justice in the only way a born and raised Cajun can do.
Lee Barrett takes pity on the distraught woman she finds sitting alone on a bench on the Salem common. When she realizes that the poor woman doesn't even know her own name, Lee takes her into the warmth of the home she shares with her Aunt Ibby and their clairvoyant gentleman cat, O'Ryan. Maybe Lee can use her own psychic gifts to divine the woman's identity. Lee's detective beau Pete Mondello wants to talk to the "Jane Doe," but before he can investigate, he's called to a crime scene. A body has been found washed up in a narrow harbor cove.
Libby is thrilled when she lands famous Norwegian knitting celebrity Perle Langager for a series of events at her yarn shop. Libby's English bulldog, Hank, has been modeling one of Perle's doggie sweaters, and customers just can't wait to see Perle in action. The mayor of Collinstown even decrees a Collinstown Yarn Day to celebrate. But once Perle arrives in town, she seems distracted and on edge. And when she's found strangled with a skein of red yarn, Libby knows she has to solve a knotty mystery before her new life unravels.
Paul Samson is living in London and picking up some extra work for a private security company when he is almost killed by a thuggish assassin while tailing a mysterious and gifted young employee of a powerful environmental NGO. The murder of legendary spy Robert Harland, the poisoning of billionaire philanthropist Denis Hisami with a neurotoxin in the US House of Representatives, and a second attempt on Samson's own life send him on the run to Estonia to figure out who is trying to kill him, and why.
Javid - call him Jay - is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he's just bought his pride and joy - a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet. But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he's just the man they need for a delicate mission. One thing's for sure: now he's a long way East of Hounslow, Jay's life will never be the same again.
In the office at MI5 where he works, they call Jonas Merrick 'the eternal flame'. It isn't a compliment. It's because he never goes out. He never goes undercover, never does surveillance, never goes with the teams that kick down the doors or seize the suspects off the street. But now a British Jihadi is returning from Syria with murderous plans, and the eternal flame will need to go out.
Karl and his daughter Leah were ambushed by a figure in a blank mask. At knife point, Karl is forced to make an impossible choice. Stay and die, or walk away from Leah and take this thug's word that they both will live. It's not long before more seemingly unconnected and innocent people across London are offered a deal in exchange for their life. DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen must hunt for a killer who appears to have no face, no motive and no conscience.
When Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father's loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. Donati believes the Pope was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments that night is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel. Soon Gabriel is dealing with a long-suppressed gospel, a shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, and a conspiracy to seize the papacy.
America is on the brink of a revolution, one both technological and political. After narrowly stopping a bombing at Washington's Union Station, FBI Special Agent Lara Keegan receives a new assignment to field-test an advanced police robot. As a series of shocking catastrophes unfolds, the two find themselves investigating a conspiracy whose mastermind is using cutting-edge tech to rip the nation apart.
Has the woman killed her child? Is she at risk to herself? Someone in the neighbourhood of old terraced streets has the answers. But detectives Donna Bell and Jade Bradshaw find lies and obstruction at every turn, in a community living on the edge, ground down by austerity and no hope. A place of broken dreams. Of desperation. And murder.
Two young girls plot a murder by witchcraft. Soon afterwards a government clerk dies painfully in mysterious circumstances. His colleague James Marwood is asked to investigate - but the task brings unexpected dangers. Meanwhile, architect Cat Hakesby receives a prestigious new commission - to design a Poultry House for the woman that the King loves most in all the world.
23 years ago Maggie D'arcy travelled to Dublin after her cousin Erin went missing. She spent weeks trying to track Erin's movements, working beside the police. But no trace of her was ever found. The experience inspired Maggie to become a cop. Now, back on Long Island, Maggie is a detective and a divorced mother of a teenager. When the Garda call to say that Erin's scarf has been found and another young woman has gone missing, Maggie returns to Ireland.
Meet Weston Kogi, a London supermarket store detective. He returns home to his West African home country for his aunt's funeral. He sees his family, his ex-girlfriend Nana, his old school mate Church. Food is good, beer is plentiful, and telling people he works as a homicide detective seems like harmless hyperbole, until he wakes up in hell. He is kidnapped and forced by two separate rebel factions to investigate the murder of a local hero, Papa Busi. The solution may tip a country on the brink into civil war.
Ireland. AD 672.The body of a dead man has been found on a lonely mountain road and taken to the isolated abbey of Gleann Da Loch for a proper burial. The abbot quickly identifies him as Brehon Brocc, who had been travelling to the abbey on a secret mission with Princess Gelgeis and her steward. When news reaches Colgu, King of Muman, that his betrothed, Princess Gelgeis, has disappeared, Fidelma, Eadulf and Enda, are dispatched to the hostile Kingdom of Laigin.
When beautiful young social media star Violet Armstrong goes missing in the middle of a scorching Peak District summer, the case sparks a media frenzy. The clock is ticking for DI Meg Dalton and her team to find Violet before online threats explode into real life violence. And then the blood and hair of a young woman are found in an empty pig trough at the local abattoir...