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.
Emma Carpenter lives in isolation with her golden retriever Laika, house-sitting an old beachfront home on the rainy Washington coast. Her only human contact is her enigmatic old neighbor, Deek, and (via text) the house's owner, Jules. One day, she reads a poorly written - but gruesome - horror novel by the author H. G. Kane, and posts a one-star review that drags her into an online argument with none other than the author himself. Soon after, disturbing incidents start to occur at night.
Mickey Gibson, single mother and former detective, now works remotely for ProEye, a global investigation company that hunts down wealthy tax and credit cheats. She gets a call from a colleague named Arlene Robinson asking for her to go inventory the vacant home of an arms dealer who cheated ProEye's clients and fled. That is, until she arrives at the mansion to discover a dead body in a secret room. Not only does the arms dealer not exist but the murder victim turns out to be Harry Langhorne, a man with mob ties who used to be in Witness Protection. What's more, no one named Arlene Robinson works at ProEye.
When DS Joe Romano first meets Ana Dobrescu she is nervous, in serious danger, and clearly needs help. The next time Romano sees her, she is dead. There was nothing more he could have done, but that's cold comfort for Romano. He is determined to catch Ana's killer. Although the prime suspect, her millionaire boyfriend, is in a coma.
Have you ever walked home at night, keys in hand, ready to throw a punch in self-defence? That's how it all started. The killing spree, I mean. I sort of tripped into this role... Literally. The first one was following me. That guy from the nightclub who wouldn't leave me alone. I pushed him, he stumbled, and fell onto his own broken wine bottle. Oops. It was such a waste of a good house white. But now I can't seem to stop and nor do I want to... I've got a taste for revenge and quite frankly, I'm killing it.
Desmond Aloysius Limerick ("Dez" to all) is a retired mercenary, and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and sitting in on the occasional gig, when the hotel he's residing at falls under attack. A skilled team attempts to kidnap the chief legal counsel of Triton Expeditors, a major military contractor. In fact, Petra Alexandris is the daughter of the CEO. But their meticulously-planned, seamlessly executed scheme runs into the figurative 'spanner-in-the-works,' Dez himself.
Caterer Mia Malone catches the attention of local coven member Mahogany Medford, the owner of Time for a Cuppa, the charming new tea shop. Mahogany is set on immersing Mia in a twisted mystery that appears all but unsolvable without a special kind of help. Still reeling from the recent loss of her mother and believing there was more to the abrupt death, Mahogany urges Mia to cast light on the truth.
After an early spring thaw on the Alaskan coast, Anchorage police discover a gruesome new piece of evidence in their search for a serial killer: a dismembered human foot. In Kincaid Park, a man is arrested for attacking a female jogger. Investigators believe they have finally captured the sadistic serial killer. Meanwhile, in the remote northern town of Deadhorse, Alaska, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter escorts three handcuffed prisoners onto a small bush plane on route to Anchorage.
In Gerrardsville, Colorado, two witnesses to the same tragedy give two different accounts. One guy sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus in what authorities will call a suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what actually happened. A man in a gray hoodie and jeans, moving like a shadow, pushed the victim to her death before swiftly grabbing the dead woman's purse and strolling away. Reacher follows the killer on foot, not knowing that he is part of something much bigger and far-reaching...
When we last saw Nancy Harmon, tragedy had struck her family as she suffered through the heartbreak of her first marriage, the ghastly deaths of her two children, hostile media coverage, and the harsh criminal charges against her. Nancy was forced to relocate across the country, change her name and appearance - anything that could be used to identify her controversial past. Years later, after a fresh start on idyllic Cape Cod, Nancy remarried and had two more children, but her worst nightmare resurfaced when they disappeared as well. Now Nancy Harmon's children are no longer kids, but they are once again in danger.
It was supposed to be the perfect weekend away. Six very different women travel to a sun-drenched Greek island for a bachelorette party. From the shimmering ocean views to the quaint tavernas and whitewashed streets, the vacation feels like the ideal escape. But dangerous undercurrents run beneath the sunset swims and midnight cocktails - because each of the women is hiding a secret, and soon their masks begin to slip. Someone is determined to make sure that Lexi's marriage never happens - and that one of the women doesn't leave the island alive.
Nolan and Jon must rob every store in a mall in one night - or his kidnapped girlfriend dies. Also includes the full-length novel MOURN THE LIVING, offering a look back at Nolan's early years as a professional thief.
Crystal shop owner Violet Mooney has been selected as a vendor for the Spring Equinox Fair, which is being run by one of her personal heroes. Horatio Hale is a proponent of ethical crystal mining, but apparently not everyone is a fan. Violet is shocked when she goes to attend a meeting and finds Horatio dead - with an axe stuck in his chest.
Mia's catering hall has been booked for a casting call for the pilot of Dons of Ditmars Boulevard. But soon, her fears about the cheesy reality show are confirmed. The production company owner and his executive producer ex-wife - who's also very minor British royalty - have assembled a motley crew that does as much infighting and backstabbing as the on-screen "talent." Even so, it's a shock when a dead body is found in the pool house of a local mansion rented by the show.
It is 1943 and Sweden's neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, a bright young historian who is the right hand of the chief negotiator with Germany, is privy to ongoing discussions about the transport of German soldiers to occupied Norway and German access to Swedish iron ore. When Laura finds out that Britta, her former best friend and fellow classmate, has been murdered in cold blood, she is determined to find the killer.
As the owner of Beyond the Page Books and Curios and a lifelong bibliophile, Addie is delighted to find a rare collection of classic children's books gathering dust in a secret room beneath the rafters of her house, including a first edition of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. To her surprise, a handwritten inscription on the title page provides a clue to unraveling a complex mystery in Addie's family...
Rita Todacheene is a forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force. Also, she sees the ghosts of crime victims who point her toward the clues that other investigators overlook. When Rita is sent to photograph the scene of a supposed suicide on a highway overpass, the furious, discombobulated ghost of the victim - who insists she was murdered - latches onto Rita, forcing her on a quest for revenge against her killers, and Rita finds herself in the crosshairs of one of Albuquerque's most dangerous cartels.
Bookstore-cafe owner Krissy Hancock would love to be sitting in a shady spot and sipping her favorite iced coffee. Instead, she's lacing up her sneakers for the first annual Pine Hills, Ohio, marathon - and swiftly regretting it. Especially when she finds one of the other runners lying motionless.
New York's criminal underworld has been shaken by the disappearance of its most successful and desirable call girls, vanishing one by one from the brothels where they're employed. To find the killer, Joe will have to plunge into the seediest fringes of Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs.
Joshua Duffy was one of the world's elite professional bodyguards. Then, in his last mission in Lebanon, he got his primary out alive -- at the cost of his lower left leg. But he isn't getting much job satisfaction being a mall cop in New Jersey, and accepts a job with a UN mission into Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains to broker peace between the homicidal drug cartels in the region.
With two brothers on the police force, Leyla Breda is well aware of the rising crime in her small beach town, but she never expected it to show up on her doorstep. When Leyla finds one of her employees murdered in the alley behind her coffee shop, she's deeply shaken, and as a new law enforcement officer in town begins to circle her place of business, her instincts only sharpen.
A human skeleton found during the renovation of a cafe turn out to be the remains of Katherine Sands, who went missing in the 90s. Right before she disappeared, Katherine attended a spiritual wellness course led by none other than Ruth's dear friend Cathbad. The police start asking questions and discover that there are other missing women connected to the wellness group.
A collection of novellas with lawyer protagonists, one featuring Jake Brigance.
Retired schoolteachers Liz, Pat and Thelma never expected they would be caught up in a crime even once in their lives, let alone twice. But when poison pen letters start landing on the doorsteps of friends and neighbours in their Yorkshire village, old secrets come to light. With the potential for deadly consequences.
In order to escape her unsavoury con artist past, Charlotte takes a job as a personal assistant for an engagement party aboard a private luxury cruise ship, the Cleobella, to get far away from anyone who means her harm. But as the Cleobella sails through its glittering destinations, increasingly sinister events haunt the guests, and the turquoise waves and sun-drenched beaches give way to something darker. Someone knows what Charlotte did, and someone wants revenge - before the ship reaches its final port.
June 1815. As London awaits news from Waterloo, the mutilated corpse of Major Miles Sedgewick surfaces from the murky waters of the Thames. Sebastian is drawn into the investigation of a murder that threatens one of his oldest and dearest friends, Irish surgeon Paul Gibson. Gibson's lover, Alexi Sauvage, was tricked into a bigamous marriage with the victim. But there are other women who may have wanted the cruel, faithless Major dead.
Walking his dog along Bern's Aare river on an icy November night, a surgeon in his seventies is hit in the face and thrown into the river to drown. When his bruised corpse is found, his watch is missing. A mugging gone wrong? The more Swiss police detective Giuliana Linder and her assistant Renzo Donatelli learn about Johann Karl Gurtner, the more convinced they are that his death was not random.
The Downing Street superforecaster - a specialist who advises the Prime Minister's office on how policy is likely to be received by the electorate - has disappeared without a trace. Claude Whelan, once head of MI5, tracks the disappearance back to Regent's Park itself, with First Desk Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Meanwhile, Taverner's Russian counterpart has shown up in London and shaken off his escort. Jackson Lamb's slow horses will soon find themselves involved.
An unexpected death on a lonely road outside of Utah's Bears Ears National Park raises questions for Navajo Tribal Police officers Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito. Why would a seasoned outdoorsman and well-known paleontologist freeze to death within walking distance of his car? A second death brings more turmoil. Who is the unidentified man killed during a home invasion where nothing seems to have been taken? Why was he murdered?
By day, Wonderland is a magical amusement park boasting a certain retro charm. But behind the scenes, the rides need repairs, and the clown museum is filled with a lot more than just wax figures. Vanessa Castro's first day as deputy police chief of Seaside, Washington, is off to a bang. The unidentifiable homeless man rotting inside the tiny town's main tourist attraction is strange enough, but now a teenage employee is missing.
A strange encounter with a little girl named Claudia and a dead toad sparks elderly detective fiction fan Rachel Murdock's obsessive curiosity, and she winds up renting the house next door just to see how things play out. But soon after she and her cat Samantha move in, Rachel realizes they've landed right in the middle of a deadly love triangle that's created animosity among the three families who now surround her. Then Rachel finds Claudia's great-grandmother dead in her basement.
While sidekick Matt Flowers shoots a film abroad, Poppy dusts off her own acting chops to break up a Gen Z crime ring targeting seniors in Palm Springs. Poppy's already sweating over a menacing mystery stalker when a shocking death proves she's in serious danger. Now, with Poppy's unknown stalker rumored to be posing as one of several bachelors on a glitzy reality series, a disguised Poppy must reveal his true identity on set before he realizes hers.
When a young woman known for drug smuggling goes missing, her elderly grandparents have no choice but to call the retired Detective Konrad. Still looking for his own father's murderer, Konrad agrees to investigate the case.But digging into the past reveals more than he set out to discover, and a strange connection to a little girl who drowned in the Reykjavik city pond decades ago recaptures everyone's attention.
TV journalist Melanie Black wakes up one morning next to a man she doesn't remember. He ignores her even though she's in his bed. Yet when his wife walks in with a cup of tea he greets her with a smile and to her horror, Melanie comes to realize that no one can see or hear her - because she is dead. As she begins to piece together the last days of her life and circumstances leading up to her own death it becomes clear she has to make a choice: bring her killer to justice, or wreak her own punishment on the man who murdered her.
Rachel and Jack. Paige and Noah. And Will. Five friends who've known one another for years. Then along came Ali, Will's new fiancee. The three couples travel to Portugal for Ali and Will's destination wedding. The weekend away at the gorgeous cliff-top villa is a chance to relax and get to know Ali a little better. She seems perfectly nice - and Will seems happy after years of bad choices. But when Rachel discovers a shocking secret about Ali, everything changes.
Teresa McLaughlin, the biological mother of Peter and his wife Rina's foster son, Gabe, has fled to Los Angeles with her two children in tow, hoping to avoid a court injunction amid a messy divorce. But LA is no escape from her problems - she is found by ruthless men and beaten mercilessly. When she wakes, barely conscious, Teresa discovers that both of her children are gone and frantically calls Gabe for help.
It's August in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moonshiner Hattie Hayes has collaborated with a nearby vineyard to serve her moonshine at a Wine and 'Shine event. Not only is this an opportunity for Hattie to gain more moonshine fans, but she's also excited to hear the Bootlegging Brothers, a popular bluegrass band. But not every attendee is looking for harmony. When one of the brothers disappears and is presumed dead, Hattie's moonshine is tied to the crime.
A lawyer is found dead at sunrise on a lonely clifftop at Dunnet Head on the northernmost tip of Scotland. It was supposed to be his honeymoon, but now his wife will never see him again. The case is linked to several mysterious deaths, including the murder of the lawyer's last client -- Scotland's most notorious criminal -- who had just walked free. DS Max Craigie knows this can only mean one thing: they have a vigilante serial killer on their hands.
The target - the Prime Minister. The assassins - hard-bitten jihadists with nothing to lose.The only man who can stop them? Dan "Spider" Shepherd. But Shepherd's reputation is also on the line - he helped get one of the jihadists into the UK during the final days of the War in Afghanistan.Now he has to track down the man whose life he once saved. But the assassins aren't lone wolf killers - someone much more devious is pulling their strings.
After a pair of suspicious deaths on the opening night of the Sunsetter rodeo and midway, two teens, Dallan Dermott and Hannah Fields, must plunge headlong into their grief - and their anger - to uncover the criminal truth about the town of Perron.
Boston, 1974. Mary Pat Fennessey, who has lived her entire life in the housing projects of the Irish American enclave "Southie", is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. One night Mary Pat's teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn't come home. That same evening, a young black man is found dead, struck by a subway train. In searching for her missing daughter Mary Pat begins asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob.
All Detective Constable Edward Reekie had to do was pick up a dying prisoner from HMP Grampian and deliver him to Glenfarach. From the outside, the village looks quaint and sleepy but the place is thick with security cameras and there's a strict nine o'clock curfew. It is the final sanctuary for people who have served their sentences but can't be safely released into the general population. Edward's new boss, DI Montgomery-Porter, insists they head back to Aberdeen before the approaching blizzards shut everything down, but when an ex-cop-turned-gangster is discovered tortured to death in his bungalow, someone needs to take charge.
Everyone in Denmark knew that Yousef Ahmed, a refugee from Iraq, brutally murdered the right-wing politician Sanne Melgaard. So, when part-time blues musician, frustrated home renovator, and full-time private detective Gabriel Praest agrees to investigate the matter because his ex - the one who got away - asked him to, he knew it was a no-win case. But as Gabriel starts to ask questions, his face meets with the fists of Russian gangsters; the Danish prime minister asks him for a favour; and he starts to realize that something may be rotten in the state of Denmark.
The attempted robbery of the armored truck in the back streets of Montevideo is a miserable failure. A lucky break for the intrepid Ursula who manages to snatch all the loot, more hindered than helped by her faint-hearted and reluctant companion Diego. Only now, the wannabe robbers are hot on her heels. As are the police. And a private detective. And Ursula's sister. But Ursula turns out to be enormously talented when it comes to criminal undertakings, and given the hilarious ineptitude of those in pursuit, she might just pull it off.
Littleport, Maine. Over the years a fierce friendship develops between summer resident Sadie Loman and year-round resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable - until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can't help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie's brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they're saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her.
A powerful energy consortium, Talon Corporation, has started an aggressive mining operation that threatens to destroy Special Agent Garrett Kohl's land, his family's way of life, and everything they hold dear. Talon is flouting the law, bribing public officials, and meeting anyone who challenges it with physical violence. Garrett goes on the offensive, embarking on an investigation that he hopes will rid the Texas High Plains of the intruders once and for all.
Cheesemonger Willa Bauer is going all out for a wedding shower's cheese bar. But the eagle-eyed Harrington family is proving to be a pain in her asiago. A last-minute tasting ends in disaster when one of Willa's potential beaus, Roman, gets in a fight with the groom. The day officially ends in disaster when Willa finds the groom - who also happens to be the mayor's nephew - in the stable, dead as a dodo.
You just boarded a flight to New York. There are 143 other passengers onboard. What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die. The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane. Enjoy the flight.
Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State's Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. But then Sophie is abducted by a stranger. In a nearby cabin is another couple, Kristen and Connor Moss. Unfortunately, beyond what they've heard in the news, they're in the dark when it comes to Sophie's disappearance. Mason County detective Lee Husemann puts together the pieces of a puzzle. The lives of the two couples are converging in unpredictable ways, and the picture is unsettling. Lee suspects that not everyone is telling the truth about what they know.
Emily Atkinson leads a complicated life in New York City. She's a successful marketing executive who lives in a luxury apartment and enjoys a glamorous existence until she lands in the hospital with a double diagnosis: she parties too much - and she's pregnant. Her nurse and new best friend, Betsey, helps Emily rediscover how much she loves morning runs in the park and quiet nights at home. But as a series of women in her wealthy social circle go missing, Emily's pregnancy becomes decidedly high-risk.
Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern.
Working his way up at the London law firm fford Croft and Gibson, Daniel Pitt is named junior counsel on a fraud case with the potential to make or break his - and the firm's - reputation. The trouble is, Malcolm Vayne, the man on trial, has deep pockets, and even deeper connections. Vayne's philanthropic efforts paint him a hero in the eyes of the public, but Daniel's friend Ian, a police officer, has evidence to suggest otherwise.
Pizzeria owner Delilah O'Leary is set on winning her town's annual culinary contest. In her corner, she's got her strong-willed, "big-boned" cat Butterball, her wisecracking BFF, her cantankerous great-aunt, and a nearly-flawless recipe for Pretzel Crust Deep-Dish Bratwurst Pizza. But Delilah's ex-fiance has cozied up to a new squeeze, juice bar owner Jordan Watts - Delilah's contest rival. When one of Jordan's juice bar customers is poisoned by a tainted smoothie, Delilah lands deep in the sauce.
Simon Riske has sold a rare 1963 Ferrari -- or thought he had, until accused of selling a fake. Now he must disprove the accusation. Meanwhile, in Lugano, Switzerland, Carl Bildt, banker to the rich and nefarious, is killed by a powerful car bomb, moments before he can deliver evidence to the authorities and disappear into witness protection. His daughter Anna rushes to Switzerland to investigate her father's violent death. As Simon Riske strives to prove the Ferraris' authenticity he crosses paths with Anna Bildt and discovers they have an enemy in common.
When forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan and daughter Katy meet at Tempe's place one night for dinner, they find a box on the back porch. Inside is a very fresh human eyeball. GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine Monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens.
New York, 1938. Giddy Brodsky is a cigarette girl at a Manhattan jazz club. Her family has lived in Lower East Side tenements since fleeing a deadly pogrom in their Russian village twenty years ago. Then Giddy recognizes one of the Cossacks who irrevocably changed her life. Determined to get justice, she soon finds herself embroiled in a political conspiracy that could bring America into the war in Europe.
When Dave wakes up in a youth hostel he visited in 1982, he discovers three things: 1. He's dead. 2. This is purgatory. 3. He must atone to get to heaven (or not, and go to hell) Oh, and 4. He was murdered. But Heaven doesn't know who murdered him so with the help of two rogue angels, Dave must uncover the truth. As celestial forces from both sides start to play the game, can Dave get out of this alive? Or at the very least, with his soul intact?
When we meet Ruby, she is in a police interrogation room, being accused of Jason's murder. Which, ironically, is one murder that she did not commit, though a scandal-obsessed public believes differently. As she undergoes questioning, Ruby's mind races back to all the details of her life that led her to this exact moment, and to the three dead bodies in her wake. Because though she may not have killed her husband, Ruby certainly isn't innocent.
An MWA collection. Even in the safest of places, sometimes...crime hits home. Contributors include Naomi Hirahara, Sara Paretsky, Gary Phillips, Walter Mosley, Ellen Hart and many more.
Letty Davenport's days working at a desk job at are behind her. Her previous actions at a gunfight in Texas - and her incredible skills with firearms - draw the attention of several branches of the US government, and make her a perfect fit for even more dangerous work. The Department of Homeland Security and the NSA have tasked her with infiltrating a hacker group, known only as Ordinary People, that is intent on wreaking havoc.
One winter's night, bookseller Delaney Nichols and coworker Hamlet are invited to a Burns Night dinner at Burns House itself. There, it becomes clear that Delaney and Hamlet were summoned in an attempt to make amends between Edwin, Delaney's boss, and one of the other invitees, who suspected Edwin of burning down his own bookshop twenty years ago after a professional disagreement. But after the dinner, there's another fire. The Burns House itself is burned to the ground, and this time there's a body among the ruins.
James Bond is missing - 007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts unknown. Meet the new generation of spies, the best and brightest of MI6, licensed to kill: Johanna Harwood, 003; Joseph Dryden, 004; Sid Bashir, 009. Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.
In the hurricane-ravaged bottomlands of South Mississippi, a fierce zealot preaches and promises salvation from the light of the pulpit, while in the shadows she sows the seeds of violence. Elsewhere, Jessie and her toddler, Jace, are on the run across the Mississippi/Louisiana line, in a resentful return to her childhood home and her desolate father. Holt, Jace's father, is missing and hunted by a brutish crowd, and an old man witnesses the wrong thing in the depths of night. In only a matter of days, all of their lives will collide, and be altered, in the maelstrom of the changing world.
Eleanor lives with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize a familiar person's face. When she walked in on the scene of her capriciously cruel grandmother, Vivianne's, murder, she came face to face with the killer - a maddening expression that means nothing to someone like her. With each passing day, the horror of having come so close to a murderer - and not knowing if they'd be back - overtakes both her dreams and her waking moments, thwarting her perception of reality.Then a lawyer calls. Vivianne has left her a house - a looming estate tucked away in the Swedish woods.
London, 1893. When Roland Fitzhugh, Member of Parliament arrives to consult Private Enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his partner Thomas Llewelyn, he falls to the floor, dead, upon entering. As they soon learn, he's been poisoned with a cyanide laced raspberry tart, and the adulterated tarts also take out an entire family in the East End. Labelled the Mad Pie Man by the press, Barker and Llewelyn are hired by former Prime Minister William Gladstone to find out who has targeted the House of Commons's newest member.
An unprecedented, potentially nation-ending threat has materialized on the world stage. Fearful of the global consequences of engaging this enemy, administration after administration has passed the buck. The clock, however, has run out and doing nothing is no longer an option. It is time to unleash Scot Harvath.
December, 1959. Joseph McCarthy is President and the Korean War rages on. Protesting the bloody conflict, a Korean-American man by the name of William Yang suddenly blows himself up in the middle of a Los Angeles department store just before Christmas, which leads the U.S. government to reopen the internment camps used during World War II. Several weeks later, a woman hires Morris Baker, now working as a private investigator, to track down her missing husband - Henry Kissinger - who may have a shadowy connection to Yang's purported terrorist attack.
Lane is called to Scotland after her grandfather suffers a heart attack. She arrives to find her estranged sister Diana caught in mysterious circumstances. As Lane follows the thread leading from South Africa to Aberdeen to the War Office in London it becomes apparent that her sister is on the run. Meanwhile, the Nelson Police learn that Ben Arden, a local cad, has gone out for a late-night boat ride and not returned.
Sequel to CITY ON FIRE. On the losing side of a bloody East Coast crime war, Danny Ryan moves to California with his little boy, his elderly father and the tattered remnants of his loyal crew of soldiers. When Hollywood starts shooting a film based on his former life, Danny demands a piece of the action and begins to rebuild his criminal empire. Then he falls in love with a beautiful movie star who has a dark past of her own.
Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene is approached at a legal conference by Preston Davies, an unassuming young man and fellow law clerk to a federal judge in Idaho. Davies believes his boss, Judge Francesca Whitner, was being blackmailed in the days before she died. Another shocking murder leads Avery to a list of names - all federal judges - and, alarmingly, all judges on the FISA Court (the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court).
Someone murdered Kate Stone's father. Then they came for her. And now that Kate has left her job as an assistant district attorney, she's finally free to hunt down the perpetrator. Kate suspects that Wall Street financier Ian Templeton is behind the vicious and violent attacks against her and the people she cares about. Although the D.A. warns Kate that Templeton is untouchable, she remains convinced that the best way to bring him down is to expose his latest fraudulent scheme, a new cryptocurrency scam.
Kevin, Meg's cyber-savvy nephew who lives in the basement, comes to her with a problem. He's become involved as the techie for a true-crime podcast, one that focuses on Virginia cold cases and unsolved crimes. And he thinks their podcast has hit a nerve with someone. One of the podcast team has had a brush with death that Kevin thinks was an attempted murder, not an accident. "This'll take going around and TALKING to people," Kevin exclaims, with visible horror. "In person!" Not his thing.
A silent killer stalks the city, targeting those home alone at night, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the victims. As panic spreads, Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation, but is herself a hunted woman, her every step shadowed by a ruthless psychopath bent on revenge. As she tracks the murderer, Grace begins to suspect there is a truly shocking home truth that connects these brutal crimes.
When Crispin Windle arrives in Finch, no one knows what to make of him. Seemingly a loner, he repels every welcoming gesture and appears altogether uninterested in being a part of the community. But Lori and Tommy Prescott, a young army veteran who recently moved to Finch, orchestrate a chance meeting that leads to the discovery of unmarked graves of children who died working at a Victorian mill.
1926. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreign dignitaries with gangsters and girls sell dances for a shilling a time. The notorious queen of this glittering world is Nellie Coker, ruthless but also ambitious to advance her six children, including the enigmatic eldest, Niven, whose character has been forged in the crucible of the Somme. But success breeds enemies, and Nellie's empire faces threats from without and within.
In 1950s Dublin, Rosa Jacobs, a young history scholar, is found dead in her car. Renowned pathologist Dr. Quirke and DI St. John Strafford begin to investigate the death as a murder, but it's the victim's older sister Molly, an established journalist, who discovers a lead that could crack open the case. One of Rosa's friends, it turns out, is from a powerful German family that arrived in Ireland under mysterious circumstances shortly after World War II.
When Jack was a child his father entered witness protection and disappeared. Now Jack is a struggling author, who has been approached by the U.S. Marshals to create false histories for people in witness protection. The coincidence is astonishing to Jack at first, but he soon realizes this may be a chance to find his dad. Only there's one problem - Jack's father hasn't made contact with his handlers recently, and they have no idea where he is.
Jesse Braddock is trapped in a tiny cabin deep in the Everglades with her infant daughter and her ex-boyfriend, a wannabe reality TV star who turned out to be a lot prettier on the outside than on the inside. Broke and desperate for a way out, Jesse stumbles across a long-lost treasure, which could solve all her problems - if she can figure out how to keep it. The problem is, some very bad men are also looking for the treasure, and they know Jesse has it.
A tiny skeleton, unearthed from the remains of a demolished house in a gentrifying neighbourhood, sets into motion an investigation that will dig into a decades-old crime that rocked a city. Journalist Kate Waters finds a cold case involving a newborn baby stolen from the maternity ward of the local hospital, never to be found, to the distress of her parents.
Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision spending their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure. Fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads.
In a remote, mountainous area of a Maui forest near Haleakala volcano, the naked body of a young woman is found hanging from a tree. The nostrils, mouth, and lungs are packed with lava sand. Her hands are bound in twine. Her feet are charred and blackened, suggesting a fire-walking ceremony. For Detective Kali Mahoe, all signs point toward ritual torture and murder.
PI Cassie Dewell is on the hunt for a slippery con man who has disappeared somewhere in the "treasure state". A wealthy Florida widow has accused him of absconding with her fortune, and wants Cassie to find him and get it back. The trail takes Cassie to Anaconda, Montana, a quirky former copper mining town that's the perfect place to reinvent yourself.
Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight.
Ischia island. A wealthy woman alleges that a valuable necklace has been stolen from her hotel room. The necklace, she claims, has been in her family for decades. She blames one of the young women working on the cleaning crew as the most likely suspect - a young woman who turns out to be Nonna Maria's goddaughter. She takes the heat, but privately she proclaims her innocence. Nearby, the body of a woman is found on a curved road near the borough of Barano.
Shannon Hammer can't wait to put on her work boots and start her next renovation project in Lighthouse Cove: a quaint Victorian church that has seen better days. And will see them again - as a museum - if Shannon, her talented crew, and her sister Chloe have anything to say about it. But on the first day of demolition, work comes to a screeching halt when they stumble on the body of a beautiful young woman in one of the chapels. Who killed the assistant art director?
When Jack's wife is murdered, he has the chance to see justice done. But at what cost? Jack will never forget the face of the man who took his wife's life and stole his future. Emily cannot move on without her twin - forever guilt-ridden and trapped. So when Jack tells Emily that he's found her sister's killer, she doesn't hesitate to help him exact revenge. But to carry out their plan for vengeance, Emily has to trust Jack more than she has ever trusted anyone.
Novella. When young teacher Anna Black is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. But DI Jimmy Perez is asked by his ex-wife Sarah to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that Sarah's new husband Tom was having an affair with Anna.
Novella. Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway at the first reunion. When one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in.
The Mackinac County fair is in full swing, and the air is rich with the scent of funnel cakes and the sound of carnival rides. Allie is focused on the fudge competition - another win would really put her hotel and fudge shop on the map. But she's willing to take a little break and walk through the haunted house attraction with her friend Jenn. When they come across a body, though, it turns out not to be a prop.
Pet Mystery Week brings brisk business to Penelope's Rhode Island bookshop, but a real mystery comes barking at her door when a lost dog turns up in a panic. Pen and her son Spencer follow the furry fugitive to a wooded area where the dog's owner lies unconscious.
Bailey King, star of TV's Bailey's Amish Sweets, is building her dream candy factory in Harvest, Ohio. But no sooner is the frame of the new building up than she finds the dead body of a surly contractor who has a long list of enemies - including people in the Amish community.
Jason Bourne has faced many killers before, but none as dangerous or as cruelly inventive as the assassin who calls himself Lennon. Bourne thought he had Lennon cornered in Iceland, only to have the killer escape in a fiery explosion. Now Lennon's trail leads Bourne to New York and then to Washington - and the body count rises with each deadly encounter. But who is Lennon working for?
The Darcys of Pemberley are thrilled that their eldest son has been invited to a country house party by an old schoolmate. Other former classmates will be there, for riding and shooting and other proper pastimes for young men. Jonathan is less taken with the idea of sharing a roof with his old bully, but when he finds himself reunited with his sleuthing partner, the radiant Miss Tilney, he doesn't mind so much. When their host's young wife dies horribly in the midst of an elegant party, they have good reasons to spend a great deal of time together ferreting out the truth.
Hollywood's most dangerous geriatric mobster, Irwin Dressler, retains Junior's investigative services. Four of Dressler's old gangster colleagues have put together a national tour of once-popular rock bands they own a piece of. The problem is that someone - one of his own colleagues - is using the tour as a front to steal Dressler's money. Now the tour has pulled into LA, and Junior has one weekend to figure out who is to blame.
Isaiah Quintabe's first love, Grace, has been kidnapped by his sworn enemy, the professional hitman Skip Hanson. Skip is savage and psychotic, determined to punish Isaiah for sending him to prison and destroying his life. Isaiah and his sometimes partner, ex-hustler Juanell Dodson, together again, must track scant clues through L.A.'s perilous landscape as Grace's predicament grows more uncertain.
Charlie has always believed that his grandfather had sold his house to his longtime tenant, Martin Hale. So when Martin dies, Charlie is surprised to discover the house was not left to Martin but instead belongs to Charlie. As he and Diesel check out the house he remembers fondly from his childhood, he is pleasantly surprised that it is in better condition than expected. That is, until they find a literal skeleton in a closet.
When a deadly snowstorm strikes the Icelandic highlands, four friends seek shelter in a small, abandoned hunting lodge. They are isolated, but they are not alone. As the night darkens, and fears intensify, an old tragedy gradually surfaces - one that forever changed the course of their friendship. Those dark memories could hold the key to the mystery the friends now find themselves in. And whether they will survive until morning.
November 2019. The worst flooding in 50 years hits the city of Venice. 85% of La Serenissima is underwater. Gale force winds roar across the lagoon and along the narrow streets. And the body of Dr Jennifer Whiteread - a young British art historian, specialising in the depiction of angels in Venetian painting - is found floating in a flooded antique bookshop on the Street of the Assassins. Nathan Sutherland, under pressure from the British Ambassador and distraught relatives, sets out into the dark and rain-swept streets in an attempt to discover the truth behind Whiteread's death.
In Vancouver, Dr. Julie Rees, an experienced toxicologist, notices a growing number of overdoses among the eating disordered and body builders, and mentions it to her boyfriend, Detective Anson Chen. Then Rain Flynn, a famous pop star and social media influencer, dies in her Vancouver hotel room showing the same symptoms of a fatally high fever and uncontrollable seizures as Julie's other ER patients, including the coowner of a wildly popular wellness center with locations in both Vancouver and LA.
Finn Fitzpatrick barely knows murder victim Mandy Breslin from the firm where they both work. Mandy moves in the privileged world of the senior partners' clique. Finn keeps to herself.But Mandy has secrets and, as Finn is drawn deeper into her dead colleague's life, she soon discovers that Mandy's not the only one at the firm hiding something.
Now banished from his post in Harbin to rural Raven Valley District, Lu Fei investigates the incineration of a Korean gangster. He soon learns that the slaying is part of an increasingly gruesome pattern targeting the corrupt Nangang Benevolent Society. Meanwhile, someone in Harbin is attacking illegal cyber-sex operations and trying to liberate sex trafficking victims who have been smuggled into the country from North Korea.
Cleo Forsum is a bestselling novelist turned scriptwriter whose TV series, 'The Baking Detective' is a huge success. But now she has decided to walk away from it all - including divorcing her husband, Wallace - before her past secrets catch up with her. As Cleo drafts the final ever episodes of the series, people she knows start getting hurt. And it's soon clear that someone is trying to frame her for murder.
As the ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux makes preparations for the end to his long life, hunters fill the woods seeking a woman named Dolores Morriseau. Hoping to outwit the deadly mercenaries, Meloux guides Dolores and his great niece, Cork O'Connor's wife, to safety deep into the Boundary Waters, his home for more than a century.
Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars: same year at Yale, same debut year in publishing. But Athena's a cross-genre literary darling, and June didn't even get a paperback release. Nobody wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks. So when June witnesses Athena's death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena's just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers to the British and French war efforts during World War I.
Forensic pathologist Lars Pohjanen has only a few weeks to live when he asks Rebecka Martinsson to investigate a murder that has long since passed the statute of limitations. A body found in a freezer at the home of the deceased alcoholic, Henry Pekkari, has been identified as a man who disappeared without a trace in 1962: the father of Swedish Olympic boxing champion Borje Strom.
Davie Green is determined to fly to Thailand to find out what really happened to his twin brother. The ex-SAS operative wasn't the type to commit suicide. But if he is going to find out the truth he'll need help - the sort of help only SAS Sergeant Matt Standing can provide. But soon after they arrive they come under attack, leaving Standing to investigate on his own.
Spice Isle Bakery owner Lyndsay Murray already regrets agreeing to host the retirement dinner for local high school principal Emily Smith. The tyrant used to be her mother's boss and they did not get along. Six guests arrive for the celebration, but only five survive. Emily starts convulsing - right after eating the curry chicken - and dies soon after.
First Rule: Make them like you. Second Rule: Make them need you. Third Rule: Make them pay. They think I'm a young, idealistic law student, that I'm passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal system. They think I'm working hard to impress them. They think I'm here to save an innocent man on death row. They're wrong. I'm going to bury him.
Thomas Tallis, inspector of provenance, comes to Edinburgh to authenticate The Goldenacre, a masterpiece by iconic Scottish architect and painter Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Tallis is eager to sign off on the painting and leave. It should be simple, as the painting has been owned by one noble family since the '20s. But then a horrifying parcel arrives on Tallis's desk, and the threatening message is clear: someone doesn't want him inspecting the painting.
Victor Li, breaking into storage units containing the possessions of the recently deported, discovers a gem rare and valuable enough to change his fortunes in an instant. But selling it on the sly? Nearly impossible. Thankfully, its former owner, a woman named Song Fei, also left a book of cryptic notes - including the name of a gemstone dealer in Mexico City. When Victor and Mark cross the southern border, they quickly realize that this gem is wrapped up in a much larger scheme than they imagined.
Ruth Miller takes the job of personal assistant to the super-rich Russian Elena Shilkov. And she's good at the job; distributing gifts, attending galas, dealing with the high-society movers and shakers fighting for Elena's attention. Then the sinister truth begins to reveal itself, that nothing is quite what it seems in Elena's dangerous, deceptive world. Ruth should get away. But it's already too late.
On her way home from an all-night surveillance job, V.I. Warshawski is led by her dogs on a mad chase that ends when they discover a badly injured teen hiding in the rocks along Lake Michigan. V.I. helps bring her to a hospital, but not long after, she vanishes before anyone can discover her identity. As V.I. attempts to find her, the detective uncovers an ugly consortium of Chicago powerbrokers and mobsters who are prepared to kill the girl.
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.
Ariel Price wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone - no warning, no note, not answering his phone. She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the American embassy, at each confronting questions she can't fully answer. What exactly is John doing in Lisbon? Why would he drag her along on his business trip? Who would want to harm him? And why does Ariel know so little about her new - much younger - husband?
Florence "Florida" Baum is not the hapless innocent she claims to be when she arrives at the Arizona women's prison - or so her ex-cellmate, Diosmary Sandoval, keeps insinuating. Dios knows the truth about Florida's crimes, understands the truth that Florence hides even from herself. When an unexpected reprieve gives both women their freedom, Dios's fixation on Florida turns into a dangerous obsession, and a deadly cat-and-mouse chase ensues from Arizona to the desolate streets of Los Angeles.
A serene walking holiday in the Lake District becomes a far more sinister excursion for Dr Watson when disappearances and murders start occurring in the small town of Wermeholt. Local legends, rumours of large slithering reptiles and spooked palaeontologists have the denizens paranoid and terrified, so it is up to Watson and his inbound companion Sherlock Holmes to uncover the truth and discover what is really lurking in the lake...
The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen's - a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk - is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident. But the local police cannot rule out foul play and the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine 'Jazz' Hunter to the force.
In November 1980, student Nick Hartley returns from a lecture to find his house full of police officers. As he discovers that his ex-girlfriend has been found murdered in a nearby park, and her new boyfriend is missing, he realizes two things in quick succession. He is undoubtedly a suspect as he has no convincing alibi, and he has his own suspicions as to what might have happened. Now, decades later, an archaeologist unearths a skeleton that brings a call to Superintendent Alan Banks and his team.
Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer. They hold sway on the beach and the tennis court, and are adept at manipulating people to get what they want. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together on the island since childhood, despite lifelong grudges and numerous secrets. Their one single friend, Rachel Woolf, is looking to meet her match, whether he's the tennis pro - or someone else's husband. But even with plenty to gossip about, this season starts out as quietly as any other. Until a body is discovered, face down, off the side of the boardwalk.
Josie is eager to show off Wilfred's delights to her visiting sister, Jean. In any case, Jean is excited to attend Cookie Masterson's trademark "Ready-Set-Go!" workshop on becoming a life coach. Then there's the grand reopening of Darla's Cafe, where the doors are thrown open to reveal . . . a dead man, stabbed in the back. That was definitely not on the revamped menu...Even more worrisome, the sheriff receives a report of a fresh corpse at the retreat center.
Veterinarian Dr. Peter Bannerman and his sniffer dog, Pippin, are back to solve a mystery involving a series of animal mutilations, a Viking artifact, and a shadowy group in the small town of New Selfoss.
Meet Conrad. You've never met a cat like him before. Neither has Lulu Lewis, when he walks into her life one summer's day. Mourning the recent death of her husband, the former police detective had expected a gentle retirement, quietly enjoying life on her new canal boat, The Lark, and visiting her mother-in-law Emily in a nearby care home.But when Emily dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances, Lulu senses foul play and resolves to find out what really happened. And a remarkable cat named Conrad will be with her every step of the way.
Politican Claire Beacham returns from a busy day at work to a parcel on her doorstep - no note, no label. Inside is a severed head. It is clear to Claire and those around her that this terrifying package is a message. But who sent it, and why? It's Claire's first delivery - and won't be her last. Someone is targeting Claire and with every message comes another casualty.
Reykjavik detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are now working in the same police building, on the same team. Freyja believes that personal and professional relationships must remain separate, however hard that may be. But when a woman's dismembered body is found in a deserted car, her head missing, and Freyja and Huldar find themselves working on the same case, the secrecy around their affair threatens to crack.
Restorer and spy Gabriel Allon embarks on a dangerous hunt across Europe for the secret behind the forgery of a 17th-century masterpiece that has fooled experts and exchanged hands for millions.
A collection of half spy-stories, half tales-of-revenge. All highlight the kinder, funnier, gentler sides of espionage and retribution.
Daisy Swanson has much to look forward to: setting a date with her fiance Jonas, a whimsical Alice in Wonderland tea event, and an anniversary celebration for her parents at a farm-to-table restaurant in Willow Creek. But a grim discovery turns her thoughts to the troubled present. Meeting up for a hike with her friend, Daisy and her fiance's dog Felix find the woman dead on a trail, a victim of an apparent hit and run.
It's June 2021. Arkady's longtime lover, Tatiana Petrovna, has deserted him for her work as an investigative reporter. His corrupt boss has relegated him to a desk job. And he is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. But an acquaintance has asked him to find his daughter, Karina, an anti-Putin activist who has disappeared. In the course of the investigation, Arkady falls for Karina's roommate, Elena, a Tatar from Ukraine. The search leads them to Kyiv, where rumblings of an armed conflict grow louder.
The next in Daisy Waugh's hilarious Tode Hall series: a gloriously witty tale of toffs, terror and old school ties...
London, 1940. After years of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor - well, to themselves, anyway - Ellie McDonnell and her family have turned over a new leaf as they help the government's war effort. Now a woman's body has been found floating in the Thames, with a bracelet locked onto her wrist, and a cameo locket attached to it. It's clear this woman was involved in espionage, but whose side was she on? Who was she reporting to? And who wanted her dead?
Auctioneer Rilke has been trying to stay out of trouble, keeping his life more or less respectable. Business has been slow at Bowery Auctions, so when an old friend, Jojo, gives Rilke a tip-off for a house clearance, life seems to be looking up. The next day Jojo washes up dead. Jojo liked Grindr hook-ups and recreational drugs - is that the reason the police won't investigate? And if Rilke doesn't find out what happened to Jojo, who will?
In Unamurra, a drought-scarred, one-pub town deep in the outback, two men are savagely murdered a month apart - their bodies elaborately arranged like angels. With no witnesses, no obvious motives and no apparent connections between the killings, how can lone police officer Detective Dana Russo - flown in from hundreds of kilometres away - possibly solve such a baffling, brutal case?
Tanz is now determined to ignore the voices of the dead and put all that nasty business behind her.So when she's offered another acting gig in her hometown of Newcastle, it feels like a perfect opportunity to spend some time with family and have a laugh with old friends. But the dead won't stay quiet for long. Soon Tanz is being drawn back into their world, and this time, the danger is much closer to home.
For years, Jake Jackson has been a high-flying detective in London. Then he inherits a property in the middle of the countryside. At first, life in the middle of nowhere is everything Jake could wish for. But then, what starts as a fun village treasure hunt turns deadly, when a young woman's bones are discovered. And Jake is thrust once again into the role of detective, as he tries to unearth a dangerous killer in this most unlikely of settings.
Devastated by a recent COVID outbreak brought in by outsiders, the villagers of Blackrig are outraged when they find out the corporate owners plan to reopen the nearby Scottish Highlands estate's so-called luxury "party house" to visitors. As animosity builds amongst the townspeople, part of the property is damaged and, in the ensuing chaos, the body of a young girl is found in the wreck.
Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, supportive mother she never had to her new baby Violet. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe doesn't find the connection with her daughter she expected. She's convinced that something is wrong with Violet - the little girl is distant, rejects affection, and becomes increasingly disruptive at preschool. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Arthur Ellis Award winner.
Manhattan investment analyst Travis Devine learns that Sara Ewes, his coworker and former girlfriend, has been found hanging in a storage room of his office building--presumably a suicide, at least for now--prompting the NYPD to come calling on him. If that wasn't enough, before the day is out, Devine receives another ominous visit, a confrontation that threatens to dredge up grim secrets from his past in the army unless he participates in a clandestine investigation into his firm.
Things are changing in the booktown, and some merchants would say not for the better. But no matter what side of the argument they're on, all the business owners agree on one thing: Tricia and Angelica are to blame. Still, it's a pretty typical day in the life of a small-town Chamber of Commerce until one of the disgruntled bookstore owners is killed - Eli Meier from The Inner Light Bookstore, the most vocal of the Chamber complainers. Eli hounded (but not stalked) Angelica, and some might think that was a motive for murder.
Tess's mother arrives for a surprise visit, with her much-younger new boyfriend in tow...a boyfriend that Tess's daughter Gertrude recognizes as the notorious Levi Parker, a man recently connected to the deaths of three elderly widows. Tess immediately alerts Sheriff Boyd about the visitor, but it's already too late. Levi Parker is found dead and Tess's mother is starting to look like the prime suspect.
Hunting the woman responsible for a series of grisly murders, Thorne has no way of knowing that he will be plunged into a nightmare from which he may never wake. Finally, Thorne's past has caught up with him and a ruinous secret is about to be revealed. If he wants to save himself and his friends, he must do the unthinkable.
Cordelia Stanmer is an addict-turned-dealer of classic crime paperbacks, and spends her days hunting for the rarest of the rare in the charity shops and book sales of suburban London. The most elusive prize of all, her white whale, a set of Sleuth Hound novels would solve all her problems. By chance she discovers such a set. But they're not for sale. Still, nothing a little burglary can't solve. But the owner of the books turns out to be a violent criminal...
At first glance, Jellicoe Close seems to be a perfect suburban street - well-kept houses with pristine lawns, neighbours chatting over garden fences, children playing together. But there are dark secrets behind the neat front doors, hidden dangers that include a ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing. It's up to DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent to uncover the truth. Posing as a couple, they move into the Close, blurring the lines between professional and personal as never before.
With Samson O'Brien still in London helping the Met Police clear his name, Delilah Metcalfe is struggling to meet the mounting demands for the Dales Detective Agency's services. So when Ida Capstick seeks assistance after discovering two men hiding out in her barn, Delilah is relieved to have Samson return to help. Little do the detective duo know that several of their cases are about to collide, as what appears to be a simple matter of identifying the origins of the mysterious men becomes something far more sinister.
One beautiful morning, Zhang Dongsheng pushes his wealthy in-laws off a remote mountain. It's the perfect crime. Or so he thinks. For Zhang did not expect that 3 kids would catch him in the act while they're working on a photography project. When an opportunity for blackmail presents itself the trio start down a dark path that will lead to the unravelling of all their lives.
Enigmalogist Jeremy Logan has grown to rely on a new tech device. Made by Chrysalis, the global multibillion dollar tech company, the small optical device connects people in a stunning new way, tapping into virtual reality for the first time on a wide scale. And yet, when Logan is summoned by Chrysalis to investigate a disturbing anomaly in the massive new product rollout, Logan is shocked to see the true scope of the massive company. He also quickly realizes that something in Chrysalis's technology is very wrong, and could be potentially devastating.
Yale and Celine Yee's food stall business is going so well that they've been invited to join an exclusive dinner with the local restaurant owners association. The members gather together for a relaxing hot pot feast...until Jeffery Vue, president of the group, receives a literal shock to his system and dies.Everyone at the meal is a suspect, but the authorities are homing in on family friend Ai Ho, owner of the restaurant where Jeffery was killed - and Yale's dad is a close second on their list.
On the verge of a four-billion-dollar deal, a tech entrepreneur from Shoreditch is found dead in a construction site, which leads to the discovery of three skeletons over a hundred years old. But as fresh bodies turn up, can Detective Kamil - along with his friend Anjoli - prevent another murder? Desperate to solve his first case for the Met, will Kamil put his reputation on the line... then cross it?
Following the revelation that his dad is in fact a serial killer, sixteen-year-old Lyle Edison is outcast and shunned. Forced to abandon his family, illegally obtaining a new identity, he moves away to start all over again. Some years later, Lyle thinks he has finally moved on. But after several brushes with the law, Lyle's past eventually catches up to him when a mysterious stranger known only as Icarus shows up and seems to know Lyle's secret...
When a years-long case against a powerful mobster finally cracks and an unimpeachable witness takes the stand, federal prosecutor Nora Carleton is looking forward to putting the defendant away for good. The mobster, though, has other plans. As the witness's testimony concludes, a note is passed to the prosecution offering up information into the assassination of a disgraced former New York governor, murdered in his penthouse apartment just days before.
For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him but that he hasn't been able to crack - the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer. Come work with her as a volunteer investigator in the new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his "white whale" with the resources of the LAPD behind him. The two must put aside old resentments to work together again and close in on a dangerous killer.
Cal Donovan, a theology professor at Harvard, receives an urgent message from a former graduate student, Samia Tedros. Now a museum conservator in Cairo, Samia has discovered a miraculous fragment of papyrus with three unknown lines from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene so explosive that a wealthy man is willing to kill to ensure no one ever sees it.
After years of working as an FBI agent, Titus Crown returns home to Charon County, land of moonshine and cornbread, fist fights and honeysuckle. He becomes the first Black sheriff in the history of the county. Then a year to the day after his election, a young Black man is fatally shot by Titus's deputies. Titus pledges to follow the truth wherever it leads. But no one expected he would unearth a serial killer who has been hiding in plain sight, haunting the dirt lanes and woodland clearings of Charon.
When a terror attack in Westminster leaves a colleague dead, Commander John Carlyle is accused by the media of fleeing the scene. For a man with more than his fair share of enemies, the fight to save his good name - and his career - might just prove to be a battle too far for him.
Adele Schumacher isn't a typical worried mom. When she hires Elvis to find her missing son, a controversial podcaster named Josh Shoe, she brings a bag filled with cash, bizarre tales of government conspiracies, and a squad of professional bodyguards. Finding Josh should be simple, but Elvis quickly learns he isn't alone in the hunt - a deadly team of mysterious strangers are determined to find Josh and his adult film star girlfriend first.
Bill Olsson, recently widowed, is desperate to provide for his daughter, Sally. Struggling to pay rent, he welcomes a lodger into their home: Karla, a law student and aspiring judge, who works as a housekeeper to make ends meet. Her clients are the Rytters, an incredibly wealthy couple who hide behind closed doors. As Bill's situation becomes more dire, Karla is forced to make a difficult choice. And when the Rytters wind up dead, and Karla is pulled in for questioning, she's made to defend some parts of her past she'd rather not revisit.
Dr Connie Woolwine has five days to catch a killer. On a locked ward in the world's highest-security prison hospital, a scream shatters the night. The next morning, a nurse's body is found and her daughter has been taken. A ransom must be paid, and the clock is ticking. Forensic profiler Dr Connie Woolwine is renowned for her ability to get inside the mind of a murderer. Now, she must go deep undercover among the most deranged and dangerous men on earth and use her unique skills to find the girl -- before it's too late.
Venice, 1717. 15 year old Luisa is a student at the Ospedale della Pieta, hoping to master the violin and become a protege of the great Antonio Vivaldi. She is good, but not exceptional -- until Maddalena comes to the Pieta. Daughter of a noble family, Maddalena has a secret: she has hatched a dangerous plot to rescue her future her own way. When she invites Luisa into her plans, promising to make her dreams come true, Luisa doesn't hesitate.
When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn't know quite what to make of the situation. The cocreator of a popular cartoon, the Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie's true identity. Robin decides that the agency can't help with this--and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of the Ink Black Heart.
During World War I the Governor-General of South Africa comes to London with a huge blue diamond intended as a gift for King Edward. The night before the presentation the diamond is stolen from the Governor-General's suite at the Windsor Hotel, despite extreme precautions. With Scotland Yard baffled, Joanna and the Watsons are called in to investigate the theft and it becomes clear that the crime is not simply the work of a master thief, but one that could greatly aid the Germans and turn the tide of war in their favour.
Lady Augusta Colebrook and her twin Julia decide to rescue their friend's goddaughter, Caroline, from her violent husband. The sisters set out to Caroline's country estate with a plan, but their carriage is accosted by a highwayman. In the scuffle, Gus accidentally shoots and injures the ruffian, only to discover he is Lord Evan Belford, an acquaintance from their past who was charged with murder and exiled to Australia twenty years ago.
Joe the Bouncer's newest task - retrieving a pet pigeon snatched from a rooftop coop in Brooklyn - has him puzzled - until he learns that the bird is valued at close to a million dollars. Joe hatches a plan to sneak into the luxury park-side apartment building where the pigeon is held captive. But that simple plan takes a deadly turn when he stumbles upon a nest of international war criminals and a ruthless building manager overseeing the nefarious operation.
When a prominent MSP goes missing, DSI William Lorimer wastes no time in investigating. Robert Truesdale was fronting the controversial campaign to legalize drugs in Scotland, and his enemies were numerous. With every passing day, the chances of finding him alive grow slimmer.Then the worst happens. A car bomb explodes in a nearby village, and the blackened body pulled from the wreckage appears to be Truesdale's.
Holly's world is turned upside down when she starts discovering messages at gruesome crime scenes from the person she fears above all else. The world believes the Animal is dead, yet Holly knows he is alive and killing again - and he wants her to know. DI Bishop is the only person who trusts Holly's instinct above reason and the pair embark on a covert investigation as further murders are detected across the country.
The tech company Public Square believes in 'doing well by doing good'. It's built a multi-billion dollar business on this philosophy and by getting to know what people want. They know a lot. But who else can access all that information and what are they planning to do with it? Radio reporter William Carver isn't the most tech-savvy reporter, he's definitely old school, but he needs to learn fast - the people he cares most about are in harm's way.
When Lee Gulliver's restaurant fails and she falls deeper into debt, she leaves her old life behind with nothing but her clothes and her Toyota Corolla. In Seattle, she parks in a secluded spot by the beach to lay low. But then she sees a sobbing woman throw herself into the ocean. This is Hazel, trapped in a toxic, abusive marriage. Hazel makes a shocking request: she wants Lee to help her disappear.
The town of Marshall, Texas, is the epicenter of intellectual property law in the US - renowned for its speedy trials and massive payouts. One of its best lawyers is James Euchre. His newest client, Amir Zawar, is a CEO forced to defend his life's work against a patent infringement claim. But when a beloved hometown hero is murdered, all signs point to Zawar, an outsider with no alibi.
In the late 1970s, The Outfit has the entire city of Chicago in its hands. Tony Accardo is its fearless leader. Nicky Passero is his loyal soldier, though no one knows he has a direct line in to the boss of bosses. When the Christmas gift Accardo got for his wife, an inscribed bracelet with gold and diamond inlay, is stolen along with other items in a jewelry heist, Nicky is charged with tracking down and returning all of the items - by whatever means necessary.
Yorkshire. August 1832. Relations between Sebastian Gage and his father have never been easy, especially since the discovery that Lord Gage has been concealing the existence of an illegitimate son. But when Lord Gage is nearly fatally attacked on a journey to Scotland, Sebastian and Kiera race to his side. Given the tumult over the recent passage of the Reform Bill and the Anatomy Act, in which Lord Gage played a part, Sebastian wonders if the attack could be politically motivated.
London, December, 1940. Billy Coke meets the woman who will change the course of his life: Ilse Magnusson, a musician from Norway, but also something more - a spy in training.Escaping the Blitz for three days, she and Billy drive, quarrel, conceal, reveal... and fall finally, fully, in love. Now they must part, each to fight the war their own way. Billy, a Canadian Spitfire pilot, to duel with the Luftwaffe over North Africa and the Med. Ilse to return to her conquered country, ingratiate herself with the Nazi elite - which includes her beloved father - and send vital intelligence back to Britain. British Columbia author.
Ex-police chief Mason Lowry is hell-bent on retribution. Ten years ago he arrested outlaw biker Clarence Boothe for selling a bad batch of illicit narcotics that killed 37 people. Boothe's gang retaliated by killing Lowry's teenage granddaughter, and ever since Mason has been biding his time, waiting for the moment when he can exact his revenge. When Clarence's gang unleashes a waking nightmare by withholding a narcotic drug, Mason launches a one-man assault on Clarence's compound.
Eve Duncan teams up with archaeologist Riley Smith to traipse through the remote jungle of Laos in search of an endangered animal species so rare that it has an almost mythical status. With corrupt treasure hunters on their tail, these two kick-ass women will need to risk it all to save this creature from extinction...as well as to save their own lives.
Lenny Ovitz works for a ruthless gangster in mid-60s Toronto, and his days are spent terrorizing the locals into paying protection on their shops. But Lenny has debts of his own and his wife Paulina wants a divorce. He would rather get than be gotten, and so he comes up with a surefire way to end his marital and money problems. Paulina's going to have to get whacked. Local author.
When the body of a white man is found frozen in the Himalayan foothills near Dehra Dun, he is christened the Ice Man by the national media. Who is he? How long has he been there? Why was he killed? As Inspector Persis Wadia and Metropolitan Police criminalist Archie Blackfinch investigate the case in Bombay, they uncover a trail left behind by the enigmatic Ice Man - a trail leading directly into the dark heart of conspiracy.
A human skull, hidden away for decades, has been unearthed on a palatial California estate. Inspector Raquel Laing has her work cut out for her. 50 years ago, the estate's young heir, Rob Gardener, turned his palatial home into a counterculture commune of peace, love, and equality. But that was also a time when serial killers preyed on innocents - monsters like the Highwayman, whose case has just surged back into the public eye.
In a remote sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, a fisherman vanishes without trace. His remains are never found. A young man jumps from a bridge in Glasgow and falls to his death in the water below. DS Max Craigie uncovers evidence that links both victims. But if he can't find out what cost them their lives, it won't be long before more bodies turn up at the morgue...
Taipei is rocked by the back-to-back murders of a recent lottery winner and a police captain just as the city is preparing to host the big Austronesian Cultural Festival, which has brought in indigenous performers from all around the Pacific Rim to the island nation of Taiwan. Jing-nan, the proprietor of Unknown Pleasures, a popular food stand at Taipei's largest night market, is thrown into the intrigue. Is he being set up to take the rap, or will he be the next victim?
Though Maggie Hope graduated at the top of her college class, her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street, where Churchill is now Prime Minister. Her abilities quickly make her indispensable. Her access to the War Rooms also exposes Maggie to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to do whatever it takes to change the course of history.
Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. To her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Almost immediately the upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril.
Winter, 1607. A man is struck down in the grounds of Battle Abbey, Sussex. Before dawn breaks, he is dead. Home to the Montagues, Battle has caught the paranoid eye of King James. The Catholic household is rumoured to shelter those loyal to the Pope, disguising them as servants within the abbey walls. And the last man sent to expose them was silenced before his report could reach London.Daniel Pursglove is summoned to infiltrate Battle and find proof of treachery.
Robin has been desperately searching for her 17-year-old daughter Gemma, who's been missing for more than a year. Finding herself on La Kastellana, an island playground for the international jet set, Robin quickly realizes she's out of her depth. No one is willing to help and Robin fears she's running out of time to find her child. But someone has been watching, silently waiting for the moment to expose the dark truth of what really happens on the island of lost girls.
When a young woman mysteriously disappears, the newly appointed Medical Welfare Almoner Helen Crowther stumbles across something dark in the heart of Edinburgh's medical community.
In 1930s London, celebrity psychiatrist Anselm Rees is discovered dead in his locked study, and there seems to be no way that a killer could have escaped unseen. There are no clues, no witnesses, and no evidence of the murder weapon. Stumped by the confounding scene, the Scotland Yard detective on the case calls on retired stage magician-turned-part-time sleuth Joseph Spector. For who better to make sense of the impossible than one who traffics in illusions? Spector has a knack for explaining the inexplicable, but even he finds that there is more to this mystery than meets the eye.
When new bride Kaveri Murthy reluctantly agrees to investigate a minor crime during the blood moon eclipse to please her domineering mother-in-law, she doesn't expect to stumble upon a murder - again. With anti-British sentiments on the rise, a charismatic religious leader growing in influence, and the fight for women's suffrage gaining steam, 1920s Bangalore is turning out to be a far more dangerous place than Kaveri ever imagined, and everyone's motives are suspect.
Harry has gone to Los Angeles to drink himself to death, in the wake of his life back in Oslo falling to pieces. He's nearly managed to, but then Harry decides to help an older film actress, Lucille, free herself from the grip of a drug cartel she owes a million dollars. But the cartel has taken Lucille hostage. To get the kind of money needed to free her, he will have to clear a well-known Oslo real estate magnate of the suspicion of murder.
In the waning days of the turbulent 1970s, in the wake of unsolved child-killings that have shocked Detroit, the lives of several residents are drawn together with tragic consequences. There is Hannah, wife of a prominent local businessman, who has begun an affair with a darkly charismatic stranger whose identity remains elusive; Mikey, a canny street hustler who finds himself on a chilling mission to rectify injustice; and the serial killer known as Babysitter, an enigmatic and terrifying figure at the periphery of elite Detroit.
Mick Hardin is home on leave, recovering from an IED attack, when a body is found in the centre of town. It's Barney Kissick, the local heroin dealer, and the city police see it as an occupational hazard. But when Barney's mother, Shifty, asks Mick to take a look, it seems there's more to the killing than it seems. Mick should be rehabbing his leg, signing his divorce papers, and getting out of town--and most of all, staying out of the way of his sister Linda's reelection as Sheriff--but he keeps on looking, and suddenly he's getting shot at himself.
Check out Sylvia Table: he drives a seafoam-green 1968 Ranchero, owns a badass sword, and is one dead uncle away from an inheritance that should set him and the love of his life, Lady Sixkiller, on the road to easy living and the family she's always wanted. But whether Table knows it or not, he's on a collision course with an avenging angel who believes she's got the Lord on her side.
An arson attack has left five dead. Tempers are frayed and sentiments running high. When three youths are charged Glasgow goes wild. A crowd gathers outside the courthouse but as the police drive the young men to prison, their van is rammed by a truck, and the men are grabbed and bundled into a car. The next day, the body of one of them is dumped in the city centre. A note has been sent to the newspapers: one down, two to go. Detective Harry McCoy has 24 hours to find the kidnapped boys before they all turn up dead.
In June 1934, Kim Philby met his Soviet handler, the spy Arnold Deutsch. The woman who introduced them was called Edith Tudor-Hart. She changed the course of 20th century history. Then she was written out of it. Drawing on the Secret Intelligence Files on Edith Tudor-Hart, along with the private archive letters of Kim Philby, a novel from the granddaughter of Kim Philby tells the story of the woman behind the Third Man in the notorious Cambridge spy ring.
When Chet and his human partner, PI Bernie Little, are approached by a down-and-out older man with a cardboard sign at an exit ramp, Bernie is shocked to discover the man is a former teammate from his high school baseball team. Chet and Bernie take Rocket out for a good meal, and later, Bernie investigates Rocket's past, trying to figure out what exactly went wrong.Then, Rocket goes suspiciously missing.
After successfully extricating one of Beijing's top scientists from captivity and escorting him to America, the Black Wasp commandos find themselves targeted by Chinese assassins. The killers are not only highly trained but invisible, launching tactical strikes from multiple embassies in Washington, D.C. The Chinese squad has also infiltrated American intelligence and is aware of every move Black Wasp makes.
One freezing night, an SS doctor and his wife return from an evening mingling with their fellow Nazis at the concert hall. By the time the sun rises, the doctor will be lying lifeless in a pool of blood. Was it murder or suicide? Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is told that under no circumstances should he investigate. The doctor's widow, however, is convinced her husband was the target of a hit. But why would anyone murder an apparently obscure doctor?
New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day.But at night, she escapes to the Nightingale, an underground dance hall where illegal liquor flows and the band plays the Charleston with reckless excitement. But then she discovers a body behind the club, and dangers come knocking. Caught in a police raid at the Nightingale, Vivian discovers that the dead man wasn't the nameless bootlegger he first appeared.
Twelve-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town during the hottest spring in decades and begins her investigation, Esther's tenacious best friend, Ronnie, is determined to find Esther and bring her home. When schoolfriend Lewis tells Ronnie that he saw Esther with a strange man at the creek the afternoon she went missing, Ronnie feels she is one step closer to finding her. But why is Lewis refusing to speak to the police?
When John Frankel's ex-wife is discovered dead on the floor of his Manhattan studio apartment, the NYPD Detective instantly becomes the prime suspect in her murder. Then more information surfaces, linking his gun to the fatal bullet, a motive is discovered, and Frankel flees the city, all of which further convinces his colleagues of his guilt. In spite of the mounting evidence, Frankel's bride-to-be, Rachel Grant, and her father, Austin Grant, formerly of Scotland Yard, are certain of his innocence.
For the first time in her adult life, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D'arcy is unemployed. No cases to focus on, no leads to investigate, just a whole summer on a remote West Cork peninsula with her teenage daughter Lilly and her boyfriend, Conor and his son. The plan is to prepare Lilly for a move to Ireland. But their calm vacation takes a dangerous turn when human remains wash up below the steep cliffs of Ross Head.
Les Troubadours, a folk music group that Bruno has long supported, go viral with their new number, "Song for Catalonia," when the Spanish government suddenly bans the song. When police discover, in a stolen car found on a Perigord back road, a distinctive bullet for a state of the art sniper's rifle that can kill at three kilometers, they fear that the song's writer, Joel, might be the intended target.
April was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends - Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily - during their first term. By the end of the second, April was dead. Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April has died in prison. But Hannah's world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that April's convicted killer may have been innocent.
Hired by companies to break into buildings and hack security systems, Jack and her husband, Gabe, are the best penetration specialists in the business. But after a routine assignment goes horribly wrong, Jack arrives home to find her husband dead. To add to her horror, the police are closing in on their suspect - her. Suddenly on the run and quickly running out of options, Jack must decide who she can trust as she circles closer to the real killer.
New Year's Eve, 1999.Seven women are gathered in a hotel room at midnight; a man's head sits in the center of the floor. They all had a motive to kill Jamie Spellman. They all swear they didn't. But in order to protect each other, they have to find out who did.
London, 1960. Marion Lane cannot help but get involved when fellow detective Bill's new girlfriend, Darcy is targeted by a dangerous gang leader. Just when she thinks she has the situation under control, Darcy disappears without a trace and the agency receives a package containing a dead raven, tangled in bloodied yellow twine, leaving everyone stumped. Everyone, that is, except for Marion. Because she's seen this package before - on her mother's doorstep, a month before her death.
England, 1935: Phyllida Shiffer's marriage has just ended in divorce. She heads home, expecting to be welcomed with open arms by her father, a brilliant (if slightly distracted) scientist. But her father's house is locked up; he is nowhere to be found; and there are suspicious men who seem to think that Phyllida herself might hold the key to her father's latest scientific discovery.