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Country vet Dr. Nightingale goes to Atlantic city to try her luck at the horses. Instead, she finds herself caught up in the highest stakes game of all - murder.
DI Sloan investigates. No one was surprised when octogenarian Gertrude Powell was found dead in a retirement home for former members of the Fearnshire Regiment--until on the morning of the funeral her son Lionel receives a letter from Gertrude in which she voices her conviction that someone is trying to kill her.
A schoolteacher from the West Country, mother of two, realizes too late that it was not prudent to walk out of her hotel, alone at night, into the notorious redlight district of London. A gang of youths closes round her on the street as she realizes that she is not the target of robbery, but worse.
14 new short stories.
David Preston is the Dope Priest and he has a headache. If you've smuggled drugs out of war zones, you're not going to worry about a spot of illegal land trading between Palestinians and Israelis. But David never planned on amourous nuns, kosher egg racketeers and the full might of the Israeli secret housing service. Even now, he feels he could cope. If only he could win the heart of the local drive-time DJ, or at least find something decent to smoke.
While teaching writing at an artists colony in Woodstock, mystery editor Claire Rawlings gets some bad vibes from the writers there. And things only get worse when she finds the colony's resident beauty - dead in the bathtub.
Billy Bob Holland, the defense attorney, former Texas Ranger of CIMARRON ROSE, takes on the case of loser Wilbur Pickett and finds he is up against the power and influence of the local kingpin of Deaf Smith, Earl Dietrich.
Decorating duo Hillary and Jane go to the south of France to attend a prestigious culinary school - and to uncork a corpse in a vat of wine.
Julia Larson's Aunt Regina and her friends seem to be connected to capital fraud - and capital crime. After attempting an experiment in equity investments, the older lady finds herself deep in a tax hole with no way out. And when someone connected with Aunt Regina's equity investments turns up dead, things look even more dire. But Regina couldn't have a better champion than the erudite supersleuth Professor Hilary Tamar.
A labyrinthine trail of murder leads Jack Reacher (of KILLING FLOOR and DIE TRYING) straight into a trap ... set by the most vicious opponent he's ever faced.
TV producer Farrell Slater stumbles on a story that might save her career: a prestigious New York auction house sells a Faberge Egg for six million dollars, but Farrell knows it's a fake. So does a college student who promised never to tell the location of the real one. So does a murderer who has already killed three people in order to cary off the greatest scam of the century.
Sue Dalton, to protect her four children and herself, finally smashes her husband's skull. When she shares a cell with murderess Mati Enderby, their fates become inextricably linked, with unpredicted consequences.
When former New York City detective Charlie Parker is pulled into the search for a missing woman, he finds insight into the murderer responsible for the slayings of his own wife and daughter - a monster/artist/serial killer who uses the human body as his canvas and takes faces as his prize. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and two career killers, Parker becomes the bait in a trap set in the Louisiana bayous. Recommended.
Mario Balzic, now a private investigator, is hired to track down the missing guns from the local gun shop for the insurance company.
In an attempt to easy their stretched-thin family ties, E. J. Pugh, her three sisters, and their respective mates have rented a vacation home together on the Caribbean island of St. John. Then a waterlogged corpse is discovered clogging up the cistern of their quaint beachfront house.
Kay Scarpetta is investigating the violent deaths of the first Jamestown settler four centuries ago. Apparently someone doesn't like that - she and those closest to her become the target of vicious hate crimes linked to the archaeological excavation.
High school football coach Brady Meredith is found shot to death in his car during the state playoffs, leading to rumours of illegal betting and black market steroids. Blacklin county's Sheriff Dan Rhodes is troubled too by the coincidental reappearance of an old nemesis, a biker named Rapper.
Fremont Jones and her partner Michael Archer are hired to look into petty vandalisms playing the Southern Pacific Railroad. While riding a train incognito when it is blown up just east of Salt Lake City, Fremont, injured, finds she has been spirited away by Melancthon Pratt, a devout and dictatorial Mormon bent on making Fremont his sixth wife.
Paralyzed by a debilitating illness, 90-year-old Rachel Matson finds herself confronted by a disturbing mystery that begins when a 19th century pistol that belonged to her husband pops up on "Antiques Roadshow".
A crumbling New England boarding school and its doomed inhabitants are at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy, fueled by greed and malice - one that will ultimately escalate into unspeakable tragedy...
When the body of Pauline Brent is found hanging from a yew tree in a local graveyard, DS Wesley Peterson is provided with a clue by his archaeologist friend Neil Watson. He has excavated the corpse of a young woman who had been publicly hanged from that same tree before being buried in unhallowed ground five centuries ago. But what is the connection?
7th Harry Devlin. Harry knows he is playing a dangerous game getting involved with Juliet May, wife of one of Liverpool's most ruthless criminals. And then one of their secret trysts is curtailed by the discovery of a freshly decapitated corpse, which proves to be that of a Crown Prosecutor. And who is the mysterious Welshman who seems to be stalking Harry with a sinister agenda of his own?
Ranger the super bounty hunter is on the lam, so Stephanie Plum must team up with vice-cop Joe Morelli to find him. But has Ranger really broken the law? Is he a psychotically dangerous criminal?
PI Grace Smith is hired to find the killer of a seaside donkey named Marilyn Monroe. During the investigation she finds herself increasingly drawn to the mystery surrounding the murder of a young prostitute whose death occured on the same night as Marilyn's.
Feisty PI-on-the-skids Grace Smith thinks her troubles are over when wealthy Barbra Delaney announces "I'm filthy rich and I've decided to make a will leaving the lot to a complete stanger. I've chosen you..." But, in fact, her troubles have only just begun.
When a damaged tapestry is discovered in a small-town church closet, needleworkers join to stitch together the clues which lead to a crafty crime.
Catherine Galitza has been attacked by an intruder and thrown down a stairwell. As she recovers from her injuries, two very different men seem anxious to uncover the truth of what happened. But what are their motiviations?
A routine drug raid in Boston's Chinatown goes bad and a police officer is killed. To charge the suspect, the police must reveal to the court the confidential informant used in the affidavit on which the warrant was based. The snitch, a small-time Chinese hustler, hires corporate attorney Matthew Boer to help him evade the cops and soon Boer is battling politicians, the Chinese mob, and even the firm he calls home.
From the author of KILLING ME SOFTLY. A chilling tale of three women linked by a sociopath who wants to know them intimately, and to love them ... to death.
Introducing Texas fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor. She arrives for the final day's shooting for the summer catalogue to find a dead, nude model and a wild-eyed knife-wielding Cuban artist hired for the shoot.
SF PI John Marshall Tanner accepts a bodyguard job for the world-famous writer Chandelier Wells. But as he negotiates the complex turns of Chandelier's life, he is unaware that his life is about to take a dramatic turn.
When Nick Madrid arrives in the West Country at the purported grave of King Arthur, he was not expecting the Avalon theme parks and medieval Exaliburger banquets. But rival tourism and heritage marketing men become the least of his worries when the murder victims start to appear. Recommended.
Cora Felton may look like someone's sweet old grandmother, but she's really known nationwide as "The Puzzle Lady", author of a weekly syndicated crossword column. One whiff of mystery turns Cora into a modern-day Miss Marple. The mystery turns on an actual crossword puzzle.
In his fourth appearance, free man of colour Benjamin January of 1830s New Orleans must face his darkest fears and risk losing his most precious possession: his freedom.
Rachel Mast, a young widow living in a conservative Amish community, is determined to make it on her own, but soon realizes that going against tradition is next to impossible. Then she meets Mitch Randall, whose interest in her not only sparks community backlash, but also unearths dangerous secrets. Someone is determined to keep the past buried, someone who has killed before, and who will kill again.
From the author of FATHERLAND. Oxford historian Fluke Kelso is in Moscow for a conference when he is told by an old NKVD officer, a former bodyguard of Lavrenti Beria, that on the night of Stalin's death, the old man helped Beria steal Stalin's private papers. Kelso decides to spend his last morning in Moscow checking the old man's story, but an idle inquiry in the Lenin Library turns into a murderous chase across night-time Moscow and up to northern Russia--to the vast forests near the White Sea port of Archangel, where the final secret of Josef Stalin has been hidden for half a century.
Widowed more than a year, Bretta has thrown herself into her florist business in a small rural Midwestern community. When the Amish farmer who supplied her with flowers dies, she is asked by the farmer's brother to help find out more about the death.
Jack Delmas, freelance investigator of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, stops by an old drinking haunt after winding up a case and ends up agreeing to do a favour for the barmaid. Her boyfriend, a one-time associate of a local drug runner, is missing. No sooner is the bayou-bred Jack on the case than first the boyfriend and then the barmaid turn up murdered.
The unforgettable team of THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER is reunited to stop an unidentified assassin - a woman who walks the streets of Manhattan, stalking the members of a secret political organization and killing them, one by one.
FBI agent Kate Conlan is on the trail of a killer, dubbed The Cremator by the press, who wipes away evidence as he burns his victims. As Kate tangles with a wealthy businessman, an unreliable witness, and an FBI profiler, she must also stay one step ahead of the murderer who is ready to send her life up in smoke. Recommended.
When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past... Recommended.
Detective Sergeant Fang Mulheisen's latest investigation thrusts him into the nerve centre of the Detroit mob.
While investigating the death of her much-loved neighbour, Sheriff Joanna Brady discovers that family hostilities are leading her down a twisted trail of hatred, greed, and far-reaching consequences.
First paperback edition of the 5th St-Cyr and Kohler mystery.
First paperback edition of the sixth St-Cyr and Kohler mystery.
1321. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham, prioress of St. Mary's, is fighting to retain her position in the face of an accusation from Sister Margherita, the treasurer, that she has given much-needed funds to the new vicar, a man she often sees alone - at night. After two nuns are found murdered, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Simon Puttock are called in.
Bath-based cellist Sara Selkirk (of FUNERAL MUSIC) is misled by her growing attraction to the music-loving DCI Andrew Poole to join an amateur operatics society. There she meets faded diva Helene and her autistic daughter Adele, the vain and talentless composer Cosmo and his long-suffering girlfriend Poppy. Not to mention Andrew's increasingly suspicious wife. Or sudden, violent death.
A freshman pledge has been found dead at Simsbury College's prestigious Sigma fraternity. The police rule it suicide, but two students discover evidence linking the frat to bribery, extortion, blackmail, rape, and murder. Because Sigma isn't a fraternity - it's a conspiracy.
Cindy Decker is having trouble relating to her police colleagues. But when someone starts stalking her, it occurs to her father, Peter Decker, that it may be linked to his investigation of a series of violent carjackings.
When a country-western singer disappears at the height of her fame in the Quetico-Superior Wilderness on the border of northern Minnesota and Canada, her father hires Cork O'Connor (of the Anthony-winning IRON LAKE) to help find her. But they're not the only ones looking for her - just the ones with good intentions. Recommended.
After Melva Williams finds her socialite husband in a compromising position with an attractive young lady and blows him away, she hires Palm Beach PI Archy McNally to shield her daughter Vernonica from the press and paparazzi. Archy soon realizes that Melva's story doesn't match with Veronica's and neither matches the fact. And that attractive young lady is missing.
Millionaire "Crazy Johnny", a former Vietnam tunnel rat, is enlisted to help with the kidnapping of a teenage girl. He tracks down the kidnappers and blood is spilled. Now it is up to an old-time attorney and a young African American woman lawyer to see that justice emerges from the courtroom.
When actress Stevie Marriner, reigning "sex star of the soaps", becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a once-famous movie director from the golden age of Hollywood, she calls on her ex - but still besotted - husband for help. Neil Gulliver, former LA newspaper crime reporter, discovers that he can prove Stevie innocent and expose the real killer by untangling the truth surrounding the rumour that Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe had a torrid love affair in the mid-50's - and that someone has letters to prove it.
Alamogordo, New Mexico's Sheriff Kevin Kerney must deal with two apparently separate cases: a grisly multiple murder and the shooting of a crooked cop. A person from the Sheriff's past arrives in New Mexico to help fit the jagged pieces together.
Bureau of Indian Affairs officer Emmett Parker and FBI special agent Anna Turnipseed must piece together the murder of a police officer and his wife - and touch the mind of a predator who has created his own reality in the eerie shadowland between native myth and modern murder.
Book rep Honey Huckleberry can't find her accountant or her million dollar savings. Searching for answers takes her to London. And someone will be there to greet her when she arrives. But it's not a friendly face...
Sharon McCone is investigating sabotage on the set of a documentary film being shot on the island of Kauai. Family secrets escalate the sabotage into big-time violence, drug-dealing, political insurgency and murder.
When her father dies, Sharon McCone travels to San Diego to help settle his affairs. The discovery of a 1959 petition for adoption sets her off on a search for her biological parents that takes her to Idaho's Flathead Reservation.
Chiun's "emptying basin" technique is used to prevent past US Presidents from remembering the top secret organization CURE when they leave office. But now a former President believed to have lost his mind suddenly finds it. Before Remo and Chiun can redo their memory trick, he is kidnapped by bumbling eco-terrorists eager to sell him to a desert despot with a grudge. (Incidentally, #120 is nothing. This month marks the publication of #260 of Mack Bolan - The Executioner).
Blanche White, the maid-cum-snoop extraordinaire, has had enough of Boston and returns to check things out back home in Farleigh, North Carolina. But the town holds demons for Blanche, including the man who once raped her, now implicated in the murder of a young girl.
Catherine LeVendeur accompanies her husand Edgar to Scotland after they receive word that Edgar's two oldest brothers have been ambushed and murdered. There she becomes separated from Edgar and must cope alone with a strange and hostile environment while trying to find who is responsible for the crime.
When Bruce McCarthy turns up as a corpse soon after reporting that his house is haunted, radio hack Sam Ridley decides to investigate. But soon he's up against a force far more dangerous than the supernatural.
Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, is called in when someone attempts to blow up a key regulator in the Cairo Barrage. He does not know what a regulator is, other than it has something to do with the water supply. Nor does he know who the Lizard Man is, and what the grudge he holds against Egypt's irrigation system might be.
1173: Justin de Quincy investigates a murder on the road out of Winchester. It appears to be linked to the struggle of Eleanor of Aquitaine to hold the throne of England for her eldest son Richard against her youngest son John.
World War I has started, and the pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson's son Ramses is not gaining him many friends in Cairo's British expatriate community. Meanwhile the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And Amelia suspects that Sethos, the Master Criminal, is about to reappear.
Constantine Lindow is waiting for his brother Eamonn outside a London Tube station when a bomb explodes. He is arrested as the prime suspect and must find the real bomber to prove his innocence. He must confront his brother's double life and follow a trail that leads him to Boston, to the Maine wilderness, and back to London.
When Lt. Sheila Brady joins the force in River Oaks, Wisconsin, she is faced with a series of ghastly murders that shatter the peaceful image of the small city. With the backing of her tough, demanding chief of police, Brady uses herself to bait the killer of preteen girls, only to discover that her own daughter is set to be the last victim.
The final chapter in Puzo's Mafia trilogy, about power and morality in America.
Phil Gator takes his revenge on a driver who drives through a puddle and soaks him. The dead man turns out to be Stanley Bosser - father to Frankie Bosser, a real bigtime hard man. When Frankie returns to England from his Italian hideaway he is naturally interested in finding his father's killer.
The early Inspector Rebus novels in one volume: KNOTS & CROSSES, HIDE & SEEK, and TOOTH & NAIL.
Emily Anne Toussant, nine years old, is shot dead on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teen disappears and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, the deaths act as a catalyst, propelling her deep into the culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Inspector Wexford investigates when a series of kidnappings of young girls converges disturbingly with his own daughter's volunteer work in a battered woman's shelter.
Food writer Chas Wheatley investigates when the head chef of Washington's most popular restaurant goes missing. Her connections in the ewspaper and restaurant worlds give her an advantage over the police when the bodies start turning up.
Rucka puts us in the shoes of Atticus Kodiak's friend and lover, Bridgett Logan.
15 years ago, terrified and alone, Georgette Tucker was forced to give up her newborn daughter, plunging her life into a downward spiral. Now she is on her way to Atlanta, to claim the child and the life that should have been her's. She is determined to be the perfect mother, even if it means planning the perfect murder.
On the trail of a high-society serial killer, a rookie female cop goes undercover - and learns that flirting with danger could kill you.
El Paso environmental engineer Tory Travers, spending her Sunday afternoon crawling through a storm drain in an unfinished housing development project looking for a leak, finds instead a corpse. The victim is Pamela Case, a much-loathed county commissioner who had a tainted history with the abandoned complex - and the angry developers whom she prevented from completing it.
Peter Amsterdam's PI license is strictly a tax dodge. While naked in his hot tub he encounters trouble in the form an inevitable blonde with huge troubles. Suddenly he's in with the likes of Lefty Ortega, his nympho daughter, and the shady character who runs Key West's gambling ship.
From the author of NORTH OF MONTANA. Set in the backrooms (and backstabbing) of the high-stakes world of sports and finance, and built around Cassidy Sanderson, scout for the L. A. Dodgers and only female scout in the major leagues.
CIA analyst Mariah Bolt was devastated when a vicious attack left her brilliant physicist husband brain-damaged - but learning that she was the intended victim added terror to her grief. She had to know why, even if it meant picking her way across an international minefield to expose a plot to smuggle nuclear weapons to ruthless terrorists.
When school psychologist Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she would never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet homicide.
While accompanying her friend on a trip to the hospital, reporter Francesca Vierling walks into the aftermath of a bloodbath - someone has stormed a clinic and killed all the doctors. Francesca's impulse is to leap on the story and track down the murderer. And when the "Doc in the Box" killer strikes again, nothing will keep her from pursuing every lead - especially once it seems that Francesca herself may be on the hit list.
Clodagh was 19 when a death on the hydro tower prompted her parents to send her off to college and a relative's house in north London. There she met Michael Silverman, who played host to a strange crew of young dropouts whose pleasure was to roam the rooftops. On one of those treks fifty feet above the street they looked into a window and saw a scene that was to lead to a tragedy as great as the death on the hydro tower.
Selected from the acclaimed anthologies featuring the best of American women mystery writers: Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Sharyn McCrumb, Elizabeth George and more.
DC cop Leigh Ann Warren, out on disability with a bum knee, has plenty to keep her busy. Her partner and former fiance, "Duck" Kennedy, has gone missing, and everyone from shady criminals to fellow officers are on the street looking for him.
When the production crew for Courtney Castle's Castles invades contractor Josie Pigeon's job site to shoot a PBS remodeling series, Josie's 15 minutes of fame seems imminent. Unfortunately, the confusion of the filming compounds the chaos of construction, and Josie is soon ready to kill. Which is why, when a bludgeoned body appears on the premises, Josie is the police's top suspect.
Continues the story of the Lee family, started in CHIEFS and continued in GRASS ROOTS. Presidential hopeful Senator Will Lee and his wife Kate, Deputy Director of the CIA, are drawn into web of political scandal and intrigue during a hotly contested Presidential election.
Take a few ambitious chefs, a handful of amateur cooks on a weeklong tour of Baltimore's greatest restaurants, season with a bit of competition for a spot on the new TV show A Dash of Thyme, throw in a ruthless killer and voila, a perfectly seasoned dish of homicide for amateur sleuths James P. Dandy and his ladylove Dodee Swisher.
A young serving-girl from a nearby estate has been savagely murdered. Jane Austen must learn whether it was the work of a madman or the execution of a traitor to the secret rites of Freemasonry.
Desperate to buy back the Inn at Hemlock Falls, the Quilliam sisters face a devastating setback when a TV producer is murdered on the premises.
A cunning psychopath is stalking detective Rachel Storrow's small Maine hometown. She must unearth secrets that span decades and implicate the people she cares about most.
Pamplemousse is in deep trouble with the tabloids when his collision with a Mother Superior is caught on camera. To avoid media attention he is sent to the Auvergne to report on legendary chef Andre Dulac and opens a can of worms which threatens the very sanctity of France's premier gastronomic bible.
When a world-renowned tenor is murdered in Llanfair, Constable Evans must delve into the private life of a public legend - and learn what really led to his not-so-grand finale.
Nine short stories set along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas and battlefields around the world, exploring themes of freedom and confinement, betrayal and friendship.
When helping out an old friend, Dave Robichaux is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is Mae Guillory's boy, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. The pimp goes on to insinuate the cops who dumped her body in the bayou were on the take and continue to thrive in the New Orleans area. Recommended.
After a whirlwind romance, novelist Matt Lang invites struggling actress Johanna Brady for a romantic weekend in rural Maine. She has no idea that this would bring her face to face with a sadistic killer intent on drawing out the painful secrets of her past. Now she must give the performance of a lifetime to avoid becoming the latest victim of a man who loved her to death.
Jack Ryan dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find who tried to take out the head of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade.
Undertaker Hitchcock Sewell is intrigued when Carolyn James walks into his mortuary to arrange a very special funeral service - her own. And the next day Carolyn James is waiting for him on a slab. Only this Carolyn James he has never set eyes on before. Recommended.
Elderly Father Joseph had been driving Father John O'Malley's old Toyota right before he was murdered. Believing the bullet was meant for him, O'Malley teams up with Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holen when they discover that Father Joseph had ties to a case of Vicky's.
The nation is wrapped up in postwar Commie paranoia as Nathan Heller follows a lead from Washington, D. C. to a strange place called Roswell.
2008: gene therapy offers a hope of curbing the global epidemic of violent crime. Luke Decker, a criminal psychologist disillusioned with the growing dependence on genetic science, is on the verge of resigning from the FBI when a death-row killer's whispered revelation threatens everything he believes in.
Kay Scarpetta performs an autopsy on the remains of a stowaway found in a sealed container aboard a cargo ship that has arrived from Belgium. A search for information on the body's identity leads her to INTERPOL headquarters in France and then on a secret mission back to Virginia.
Lexie McQuarrie goes missing shortly before her marriage to Tom Devlin. In the process of hunting Lexie down, Devlin tangles with the warped McQuarrie family pathology and with his own brothers, the Dirty Devlins - experts at vertical impostion, the process that collapses a building on itself. But someone is trying to tear Tom Devlin down.
In an isolated laboratory, a test subject discovers a human corpse with its heart removed. In New York City a journalist investigates a homicide victim with its face and fingerprints removed. Drawn together by medicine and murder, these two men are about to make a discovery that will change everything they think about science, nature and themselves.
As a reward for his Census work, Falco is made an equestrian and Procurator of the Sacred Poultry. However, new complications arise when he is sent to find a missing Vestal Virgin.
A young girl dies, caught in the crossfire of a shooting on a South London backstreet. Corporate lawyer Andrea learns that her son Calvin has been arrested for the child's murder. To get him released she agrees to defend a Yardie hit man and becomes embroiled in a case where corruption, drugs and violence are rife.
Ben Harris is a talented news photographer whose job puts him where the action is - a job that's costing him his marriage and his family. When his reporter friend is killed by a bomb planted in Ben's camera case, his search for the killer leads him into a plot involving politics and murder, right-wing extremists and the mob, reaching all the way to the US Senate.
An art expert hires Amos Walker to ride shotgun on a blackmail transaction involving a priceless illuminated manuscript. When the deal goes down in a porn movie house, so does a hit. Suddenly Walker is searching for not just a paper but a gun that could put his former partner's murderer behind bars.
Detroit PI Amos Walker tracks a missing paperback writer from the 50s to a rustic motel cabin, where the crusty old pro is hammering out his first novel in decades on a battered typewriter. But when the writer winds up hanging from his own belt, Walker must uncover 40-year-old connections.
Jennifer Marsh's high school reunion is truly a nightmare. All that's needed to cap off the evening is murder - an oversight soon gruesomely remedied by person, or persons, unknown.
Ex-dancer Lindy Haggerty agrees to put her shoes back on to help a friend's troubled show. But then Carlotta Devine, a past-her-prime diva and every dancer, director and stage manager's worst nightmare, is found dead in her dressing room. The suspects are multitudinous.
Cuban-American PI Lupe Solano is hired to either substantiate or expose a miraculous event predicted for Miami by the recently transplanted Order of the Illumination of the Sacred Virgin. Her investigation takes a turn, however, when the Order's enigmatic Sister Mary Margaret disappears, and when a dead body is found floating in Biscayne Bay.
His name is Leonardo, the most ingenious, and terrifying, serial killer since Hannibal Lecter. Death is his art. Now he's looking to complete his ultimate masterpiece. Her name is Casey...
Nick Revill, a young actor in the bustling London of Elizabeth I, is thrown out of his digs after an unfortunate incident involving his landlord and a chamberpot. He is offered lodging at a wealthy Thameside mansion by a black-clad youth whose father has just died and whose mother instantly remarried his uncle.
While investigating a technical problem in a computer network, ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny becomes inadvertently involved in the CIA and FBI's fierce hunt for three computer-age information pirates. SPYDER - the CIA's secret electronic intelligence gathering project - has been stolen and the U.S. will do anything to get it back.
In the spring of 1353 Matthew Bartholomew is reluctantly on his way to the village of Grundisburg to accept the lord's gift of the parish church to his Cambridge college. As fine weather lures greater hordes of outlaws onto the hazardous roads, Bartholomew arrives in Grundisburg only to find the populace terrorized by a plague of unnatural deaths. When his travelling companion is murdered in the very church awarded to the College, Matthew puts his practical mind to work.
Hannah and Kiki, sister sleuths (of a certain age), must revisit their high school days when their favourite teacher is suddenly murdered.
The first in a series of medieval novels featuring Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader and dealer in holy relics. Straccan, the bone-pedlar, must deal with the kidnapping of his beloved only daughter, Gilla.
Ex-Marine, ex-cop, struggling sculptor, and detective-by-default Adam McCleet finds himself immersed in a bizarre case of multiple murder on a former Indian reservation.
New York's Danny O'Flaherty is teaching school in Dublin and making frequent visits to the small close-knit seaside town of Ballycara, where fishing and a lovely red-head capture his attention. Then Father O'Malley is found dead in a locked basement. The priest's odd behaviour in the preceding days, including an urgent letter to Danny, has the locals speculating on everything from Protestant extremists to disgrunted parishoners.
Two homicide cops, hard-bitten veteran Sam Kovac and his young female partner, Nikki Liska, are drawn into the murder investigation of an Internal Affairs cop. The top brass want the case closed quickly. Only Kovac and Liska want what no one else seems interested in: the truth.
When his daughter is dying, the long-forgotten Professor Hayden Zalapek returns from obscurity and is brought face-to-face with a grandson who does not know him.
A young doctor, Will Jennings, and his family in Jackson Mississippi are being stalked by a con man and psychopath who has crafted the perfect crime. He has never been caught and the victims of his unstoppable kidnappings have never talked to the police. But he has never met the likes of Will and Karen Jennings.
Alex Plumtree's only hope of pulling his old family publishing firm out of the red is to find the missing anonymous author of a sure-fire bestseller - who has failed to deliver the last five chapters of the novel.
A charismatic fundamentalist leader - and paramilitary expert - Josiah Hummock denies the FBI access to his compound. He finally releases twelve children - only to slaughter himself and the rest of his followers in a massive explosion. Five years after, the twelve children suddenly disappear from their homes. And one by one the law enforcement officers involved in the siege begin to meet grisly deaths. The child psychologist responsible for the children's readjustment teams up with the FBI agent in charge to stop the bloody rampage.
Boston attorney Dan Kardon agrees to represent entrepreneur Jerome Mann and his cousin Daryl, a rising pro basketball star. The Manns have invested millions in a real estate venture, but some malevolent opponents will do anything to block the venture. When Jerome is murdered, and Daryl pegged as the leading suspect, Kardon must go one-on-one with the killer.
World War II. When a African American airman, newly arrived to Stalag Luft 13, is accused of the murder of a fellow prisoner, it falls to 2nd Lt. Tommy Hart to defend him in a trial rife with racial tension and raw conflict.
A deranged killer is performing his gruesome rituals undetected in the terrified community of Platte City, Nebraska - and all evidence points to the recently executed serial killer Ronald Jeffreys. It takes the expertise of FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell to reveal that Jeffreys was convicted and executed for two murders he didn't commit and that the real killer is still on the loose.
Five interconnected stories, spanning 1960-1999, the haunting legacy of the Vietnam War.
After losing his wife to murder, Lonnie Blake fills his void by having an affair with a prostitute. Obsessed, Lonnie follows Carol into a swiftly closing trap of intrigue and murder. For Carol is the lone guardian of an incredible secret. Soon, she and Lonnie are being trailed by a team of international killers.
Bloodhound handler Jo Beth Sidden is hired by a wealthy matriarch to find her missing cat. No sooner does she complete this mission when she learns her employer has been murdered. There are greedy heirs in abundance, and therefore plenty of suspects.
Grace Beckmann would prefer solid ground any day to the glory, freedom, and sheer terror of riding shotgun in her husband's beloved Piper Turbo Arrow. So when the couple arrives at the airport to find their plane stolen, Grace breathes a silent prayer of thanks. Unfortunately, the small aircraft is found crashed in the Rockies, with the body of a good friend inside, a victim of sabotage.
A comic romance about the theft from a train in the Eurotunnel of the last shipment of pounds sterling. Miles Raw, a depressed computer programmer and obsessive cyclist, and Anna Rippholtz, a German car designer and high speed driving maniac, have less than nothing in common until their brush with a radical trauma therapist and some very serious criminals.
Missouri genealogist Torie O'Shea is preparing for a family reunion when she discovers an old newspaper clipping that informs her that her own great-grandfather was murdered and the crime was never solved. Torie can't help but investigate the 50-year-old crime, never dreaming that the dead past could resurface in the present in such a deadly way.
When the severed heads of two women are found in a cabin next to the site of a mass grave of long-missing bodies, all signs point to a surgeon with a history of violence and drug abuse. When the evidence amassed against him is overturned due to procedural misconduct, the surgeon disappears and a second series of murders begins. Has the surgeon returned? Is there a copy-cat killer? It is up to Amanda Jaffe, junior attorney in her father's law firm to find the truth.
Christopher Redmayne is a true restoration man. After the destruction wrought by the Great Fire, he is also one of the architects working to restore London to its previous splendour. Jonathan Bale is a Puritan constable with an unshakeable sense of right and wrong that has made him an excellent upholder of the law and a fierce critic of the restored Court. The two are thrown together by a fatal stabbing and must overcome their profound differences in order to prevent more murder.
Scaurus, once the lover of both Vespasian's son and daughter, recalls the events of the year, 66, that followed the suicide of the Emperor Nero.
Professor Fiona Cameron, an academic psychologist who uses computer technology to help the police track serial offenders, learns from her lover, a thriller writer, that a fellow crime novelist has been murdered. Soon she discovers a series of murders. The victims are all famous crime novelists, and they are being murdered in the same way as their fictitious victims.
While visiting his inherited property outside Las Vegas, Kevin Kerney comes across the bones of a murder victim near Hermit's Peak. He turn the case over to police and heads back to Santa Fe to work on his relationship with Sara Brannon. But soon he is called back to Hermit's Peak. Another body has been found. And Kevin is about to unearth some shattering discoveries.
In the spring of 1861 only whispers of the Civil War are heard in New York state, until Seneca Falls librarian Glynis Tryon tries to save an indentured servant girl from a murder charge - and gets tangled in a tapestry of lust, high treason and legal treachery that brings the stark reality of the war close to home.
A brutal killer, Merec, plays with his victims before he murders them. Then he meets his match in Sarah, an enigmatic woman who surprises him by offering her own life in exchange for another. After Merec takes Sarah hostage, a barbarous battle of will begins that will mesmerize a bloodthirsty nation and its media.
A magic trick performed on live television goes awry and someone dies. Two people know it is murder. One is an aged magician in a private hospital who sees the sleight of hand behind the illusion. The other is New York City policewoman Kathleen Mallory.
Stolen treasure and twisted revenge in the high desert of Nevada: Nina Reilly's latest client is a 16-year-old girl charged with murder. The girl is a rebel, a thief, and Nina's son's best friend.
Veteran of Queen Victoria's wars and recent immigrant to America, Abel Jones has signed on as confidential agent to General George McClellan, the man touted as the saviour of the Union during the American Civil War. Abel begins an investigation into the murder of a young Union officer that takes him into battles and bordellos, into the intrigues of war-time Washington and the elegant mansions of Philadelphia. Recommended.
For lawyer Stella Marz, the search for her ex-lover's killer leads into another bizarre homicide case ... and to an unholy alliance of big money, big plans, and dark secrets. Somehow Stella will bring the darkness into the light - no matter what it reveals, no matter who it destroys.
Within three days of arriving at his teaching position at a college in rural Maine, Dr. Lucas Frank is confronted with the murder of three female students in their off-campus apartment.
Gideon Turner uses the knowledge of horses and turf he acquired while employed at a bloodstock agency to become the author of a best-selling thriller. But the publication of his novel appears to have prompted a series of murders.
A risk manager for Denver's Montgomery Hospital, Victoria Lucci runs over a black cat belonging to a comely young witch. But before Vicki can extricate herself from the injured animal and its curse-wielding owner, her life starts to unravel at the hospital. Is it the witch's evil eye at work - or someone trying to plunge Montgomery into a mega-lawsuit?
A 4-year-old boy leaves a trail of bloody footprints as he walks into a St. Louis police station. Detective Joe Keough thought the Midwest would be different than the New York City he just left behind. But he finds himself thrust into the investigation of a twisted serial killer who is kidnapping beautiful mothers and their small children.
Dr. Temperance Brennan (the forensic specialist of DEJA DEAD) is shocked to find that Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead a century and now a candidate for sainthood, is not in the Montreal grave where she is supposed to be. A strange coffin, buried at the cemetary's edge holds the first clue.
Paris Scott is down and out microwaving hot dogs in a Hollywood convenience store when a chance encounter with a bum leads to a Bel Air mansion, a dead rock star's last gasp on tape, and a small fortune in stolen drugs. But his apparent good luck is a one-way ride into a glittering hell of dope dealers, Hollywood agents, two-bit felons, three-dollar strippers ...
Spring, 1895. The American inventor of an ingenious camera is the victim of anonymous threats that escalate to the abduction of his son. Holmes suspects Drew, Professor Moriarty's right-hand man.
Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe finds herself in the operating room, desperately trying to save a friend who consumed some deadly mushrooms in her home. She is haunted by the knowledge that a murderer is striking so close to home as she and her colleagues prepare for a proposed union walkout that would cripple the University Hospital.
Inspector Banks tracks the missing 16-year-old daughter of Chief Constable Riddle to South London, where she is living with gangster Barry Clough. She refuses to return to Yorkshire. Later she asks Banks for help, and then, a month later, he is called to a local nightclub and is deeply shocked and affected by the gruesome scene he finds there.
Plymouth, 1477: A wealthy old man, Master Chapstick, has been brutally murdered. The chief suspect, his great-nephew Beric, has completely vanished. Rumour has it that he has eaten the Saint John's Fern, which makes a man invisible. But Roger the Chapman begins his own inquiries.
It is the summer of '42 and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway, who has recklessly decided to play spy in the Caribbean. Lucas attempts to gain the writer's trust, but is not prepared for the human whirlwind known as "Papa". Hemingway has assembled a spy ring that he calls the "Crook Factory". His game of amateur espionage turns deadly when Hemingway uncovers a critical piece of intelligence.
Paris during the devastating 1910 flood: Perdita Halley, lovely, ambitious, and extravagantly talented, has come to Paris to study piano, only to succumb to the sensuous charms of the romantic city and the Baron Alexander von Reisden. Recommended.
Conclusion to the Vanished Child trilogy. Paris's Grand Necropolitan Theater, a horror theatre owned by would-be-filmmaker Count Andre du Monde, is suddenly stricken with a series of disasters. Now the actors assemble at Andre's Flanders castle to begin filming Andre's first production, but life and fiction intersect in the castle's medieval basements - as the Grand Necropolitan becomes a true theatre of horrors.
In St. Francis Park - where the harsh realities of the mean city streets encroach on the sheltered campus of the elite Bromleigh Academy - a homeless woman is torched. The autopy turns up an enigmatic "calling card" that suggests to homicide detective Starletta Duvall that the crime scene's proximity to the exclusive prep school is no accident.
Oxford's Kate Ivory has been hired to find a missing woman, a respectable widow in her sixties. With the help of her own mother, the irrepressible Roz, she follows Joyce's trail and discovers a dead body.
Superintendent Michael McKenna is investigating Detective Inspector Barry Dugdale, who is accused of corruption when it turns out that a man he sent to jail for murder of his ex-wife, was innocent of the crime.
Kate Banning is in Nashville when she gets caught up in Music City stardom: a series of suspicious accidents is plaguing famous country music singer LilyAnn Page. It becomes Kate's job to prevent her murder.
Peter Maxwell, Head of Sixth at Leighford High, is saddled with two precocious nieces who insist he take them to a theme park. There Maxwell and the girls become eyewitnesss to a murder in the float ahead of them on the Wild Water ride. It turns out that the victim was an accountant working with a charity organization associated with Leighford High.
Greenwich Village milliner Brenda Midnight gets a call saying that her exotic friend Dweena has been heisted by a sleazy ambassador who is accused of murder. While trying to rescue her friend Brenda uncovers some secrets that brings them both more trouble than they bargained for.
Dodie Blackstock must come to terms with her lonely and dysfunctional past, and find her mother's killer before he finds her.
London, 1955: the bodies of three elderly recluses are found in a house in South Kensington. In their search for the murder weapon the police destroy vital evidence. One of the victims is former society beauty Georgina Gresham, prime suspect in the notorious murder of her husband James almost thirty years earlier. Beside her are the bodies of her brother Edmund and housekeeper Ada. The history and circumstances behind the murder reach back to the 1890s.
When heiress Nicole Bauer tells Aspen sheriff Kurt Muller that she is being stalked by her ex-lover, 60s rock idol Rocky Rhodes, Kurt is sceptical. By all accounts, Rocky died 20 years ago, and many thought Nicole was responsible. But then Nicole dies from a fall, the same way Rocky died.
Law professor Marla Cwitowitz jumps at the chance at a real murder investigation. But pursuing a dangerous criminal across the countryside is turning out to be far riskier than she'd imagined.
Liza MacDonough is a counselor for International Air, helping displaced employees through the trauma of downsizing. She begins to suspect there is something more sinister at work behind the unexplained layoffs and decides to investigate. Suddenly her every move is being watched, her files are stolen, her apartment ransacked, her friends and coworkers harmed.
In her latest case paleontologist Em Hansen heads to Utah for a conference and ends up as a homicide suspect when her host, a dinosaur expert named George Dishey, is murdered so brutally that the cops won't even tell Em what happened.
When Amanda Granger, the pregnant wife of a philandering executive, asks detective Willy Hanson to get the dirt on her husband so she can start her new life. Willy learns that Jason Granger, with a sulty mistress at his side, seems poised to rocket to the top. Until a chance encounter with an enraged motorist starts a chain of events he may not be able to stop, because his roadside opponent is a sociopath of sickening proportions.
Omar Ross, maverick archaeologist, is disturbed by the death of an old colleague, Egyptologist Richard Cranwell, at the foot of the pyramids of Giza. Notes left behind indicated that Cranwell, obsessed by the legendary lost city of Zerzura, believed himself on the verge of a great discovery. But every contact, every informant, disappears. Cranwell's body itself disappears and Omar turns to his mother's Bedouin family.
Alfred Hitchcock is developing his latest film when he receives a painting from an old friend and director. Shortly after the friend is murdered. He pairs up with an LAPD detective and follows a trail that takes him from the mansions of Beverly Hills to the haunts of forgotten starlets and the docks of Long Beach Harbor.
Danny Buchanan and Faith Lockhart are the greatest influence peddlers in Washington because they can guarantee results. But Buchanan's bribery scheme is uncovered by Robert Thornhill, a zealous CIA chief, and he is forced to spy on his clients and a network of politicians to further Thornhill's grand plan. Separately, Lockhart goes to the FBI to tell all, and thus becomes a target of Thornhill's. As the FBI is unknowingly pitted against the CIA mastermind, and Buchanan and Lockhart think each is destroying the other, it's left to private investigator Lee Brennan to "save Faith".
Town lore in Marfa, Texas, says the only madrone tree's strange crimson bark is coloured by the blood of thirteen men - each of whom met his death by hanging from the tree's sturdiest branch. It's been years since the last lynching - until local troublemaker Danny Lacy is discovered hanging dead from the tree. Now it's up to Texas Rangers Claude Groves and Carla Jenkins to find some answers.
The new James Bond: an exact double of double-o-seven has been sent out by the sinister, Morocco-based criminal organization known as the Union.
Poodle owner Melanie Travis finds that her career, her love life, and even her future are threatened by a wealth of explosive secrets.
PI Sunny Childs is back and going a little bit country as she investigates the disappearance of singng sensation Georgia Burnett.
Begins a new ecclesiastical mystery series - featuring Episcopal priest Lily Connor.
Ariel Warren, a young and popular lecturer at the university where Joanne Kilbourn teaches, is found stabbed to death in the basement of the university library. Joanne is asked to investigate by a former Saskatchewan premier and instantly finds a number of suspects.
The 6th Matt Minogue. An American tourist to Dublin is found bludgeoned to death in the trunk of his rented car. Inspector Minogue learns that he is the son of an American multimillionaire with a troubled past.
Like BLACK COFFEE, an adaptation of a play into a novel (adaptation by Charles Osborne). A motorist runs his car into a ditch in rural Scotland. Seeking help at the nearest house he discovers a murdered man in a wheelchair and a woman holding a recently fired gun.
2nd in the medieval Hawkenlye series. After a grove of oaks is felled in Wealden forest, the man who wielded the axes meets a violent end. Abbess Helewise does not share the Sheriff's belief that the Forest People did it.
Learning that her father is ill, turn-of-the-(previous)-century San Francisco PI Fremont Jones and her partner Leonard arrive in Boston. Her father dies shortly after, and Fremont suspects her detested stepmother of poisoning him. But then her stepmother is shot to death.
By the time defense attorney Abe Ringel enters the case, Max Menuchen has already carried out an astounding act of revenge for crimes committed half a century ago, and America's great Holocaust trial has begun.
New from the Vancouver author of the Hammett and Ellis-winning TRIAL OF PASSION. Young Seattle trial lawyer Elizabeth Finnegan locks horns with arrogant but charismatic Supreme Court judge Hugh Vandergraaf. Soon after Vandergraaf publicly berates her, she is visited by a woman who claims that she was raped by Vandergraf while they were both university students. Although her partners try to dissuade her from taking the case, she is determined to nail Vandergraaf.
When Karen Pelletier receives a box of papers that belonged to 19th century poet Emmeline Foster, rumoured to have drowned herself for love of Edgar Allan Poe, she plans to use them in a women's studies course. But a sexist Poe scholar is scathingly opposed ... until he is found stabbed beside a notepad emblazoned with Karen's name.
A midnight call from a terrified friend puts Boulder software consultant Lexy Connor on the dangerous end of an old mystery. Tally Richard's life is in danger. But the only person with information is murdered before she can reveal a dark secret. Her adoptive parents dead, Tally turns to Lexy, who discovers she's already unwittingly involved: she finds an old ring bearing a vital clue to Tally's real identity. The shocking truth goes back 30 years to a fatal car crash.
Animal mysteries, featuring Lilian Jackson Braun, Anne Perry, Laurence Block, Jean Hager, Carolyn Wheat, J. A. Jance, Nancy Pickard and many more.
A series of bizarre mishaps begin happening to the infant son of Kate McDonald. Before long she's accused of abusing her own child. And then the anonymous phone calls begin: "You don't know why this is happening, do you Kate?"
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend, glassblower Gerard Logan, in a perilous search for a stolen videotape.
New in the medieval mystery series. Sister Frevisse investigates a chain of unholy events in a town plagued by sin. As illness and murder cast a cloud over Prior Byfield, fear and suspicion reign - and Frevisse's keen deductions lead her closer to the disturbing truth.
A botanist hires Rachel O'Connor to landscape her exquisite estate. But when the woman is murdered, Rachel must rake through clues to find the culprit.
The prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis lures musicians from the world over, and this year Joan Spencer's own future son-in-law is competing. More than beautiful music, however, Joan discovers a world of ambition, fierce rivalries and something sinister when a priceless Stradivarius belonging to a top contender - a seductive Brazilian beauty - is stolen. Shortly thereafter, the woman herself disappears.
Matsuyama Kaze, a wandering samurai searching for the missing daughter of his murdered lord, is led to the new capital of 17th century Japan, Edo, where the girl has been sold into child prostitution. When Kaze seeks to save the child, he is himself the subject of a manhunt, believed to be a hired assassin out to kill the shogun.
Tie-in novel to the new film. Four ambitious characters are at cross purposes: Two mobsters looking to make a name for themselves, a tabloid paparazzi who will do anything for a store, and NYPD's most dedicated investigator.
Carlos and Hector are holding a shipment of ten million counterfeit US dollars destined for Russia when ancient Vancouver kingpin Jake Cappalletti is felled by a stroke. Hector makes an error in judgment by paying hooker Chantal with Jake's counterfeit twenties. Vancouver police detectives Willows and Parker are looking for Chantal, a suspect in the death of her abusive pimp boyfriend. And now Carlos and Hector are also looking for her.
Richard Jury sojourns in Cornwall near a stately home owned by an American fast-food billionaire. First the body of a woman is found in surrounding Bluebell Wood, then another murder occurs in the billionaire's home.
Cassie Neill is trying to forget the last time she used her psychic abilities: she was five minutes late leading LAPD to a killer. Now she is drawn into the mind of another psychopath. As she attempts to go deeper into his mind to uncover his identity it becomes clear that he knows who she is.
The Second Ellis Peters Memorial Anthology of Historical Crime (PAST POISONS was the first). More of today's leading British and American crime writers have contributed new historical mystery stories.
Set in the Russian arctic. Inspector Constantin Vadim is forced to accept the help of a female FBI agent when his doctor wife and a female American official are seized as hostages.
It's murder-by-mail as Kate Fallon tracks a series of letters sealed with a curse - and tries to catch the killer who's casting a shadow of suspicion over her hometown.
The new Mandy Dyer mystery.
Rostnikov arrives inside the Petrovka headquarters only to find three very peculiar investigations waiting for him. First, there's cosmonaut Tsimion Vladovka, then there's filmmaker Yuri Krisov, who's fearing for his life after a lunatic stole his documentary on Tolstoy. And finally there's the scientist who was murdered while researching psychic phenomena during dream states.
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate how a jailed psychotic is able to predict a series of murders. Shamus award nominee.
Shortly after the announcement of a multi-billion takeover of London's Provident Bank, DI Ted Hammond of the metropolitan police discovers a bloated body in the Thames. Unaware of the ultimate consequences, he explores a complex web of interconnected lives in his search for a ruthless killer.
Our hero is a slightly failed but fully functional PI living off the paranoia of an aging B-movie actress, Mar Kettle, while simultaneously imbibing vast quantities of various narcotics and cooking sherry. But then Mar offers him an obscene amount of money to kill one of her ex-lovers just released from prison.
Ed Buck, sportswriter, once played college football with Chicago Bears' quarterback Adam Benson. Benson confesses to Buck that the mob is forcing him to throw games - but he's going to play to win against the New York Giants. Benson dies in the middle of the game, apparently of a heart attack, but Buck knows its murder and convinces a police detective to probe the tangled connections between Benson and the head of an organized crime family.
Bill's got problems. He's not overly bright, has no means of support, and lives with his dead mom whose social security cheques might stop coming if anyone else finds out. Rescued from certain doom by a cut-rate travelling freak show, Bill exploits his hideous new looks to evade police and to blend in with his new companions.
When young Harry Crane discovers a mutilated body in the river bottoms, a cold fear grips the region. Harry believes the killer is the Goat Man, a monster of East Texas legend. The body count rises, a man is lynched, and the local law - Harry's father - intensifies the search.
During the Rwanda genocide, Hutu thugs storm into a church and kill everyone present except Father Terry Dunn. He is powerless to do anything about it, until one day he faces several of the killers and exacts a chilling penance. Returning to Detroit he hits it off with stand-up comic Debbie. Both are out to raise money. Terry says he wants money for Rwanda orphans. Debbie wants to score off a guy who conned her out of 67 thousand dollars, a wealthy restraunteur named Randy, who is also connected to the Detroit mafia.
A nameless teenage girl was killed 14 months ago. The glue-sniffing youth who did the deed spent barely a month in prison before meeting the same fate. The dead boy's sister wants Tess Monaghan to investigate. But when Tess uncovers the identity of the first victim, the revelation will make headlines across the country.
Forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson, depressed by the disappearance of her husband, is in a psychiatric hospital. But a chance remark from a fellow patient triggers her investigative instincts and puts her on the road to recovery. Meanwhile, two women - an escaped convict and her fugitive attorney - are wreaking a peculiar vengeance on lust-crazed men.
Short-listed for the 1999 Gold Dagger. Young George Bennet, newly promoted inspector in Winter 1963, is given the difficult case of two children missing from the streets of Manchester, and a third from an isolated and self-contained Derbyshire hamlet. Years later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcoat, but just when her book is poised for publication, he tries to pull the plug, claiming he has new information. Catherine is forced to investigate the past.
Fierce competition for a tenure position between two young scholars in the University of Notre Dame's philosophy department ends in the murder of one of them. Sleuth Roger Knight, who was friend to both, investigates.
The seventh book in the series finds Glynis Tryon and her niece Bronwen enmeshed in the dangers of the Civil War - and in possession of secret information someone would kill to have.
Multimedia conglomerate Global Entertainment has purchased the Chicago Herald-Star, forcing the paper's staff to scramble to stay employed. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V. I. Warshawski's long-time friend and sometime rival, manages to reinvent himself as the host of a television show on Global's network. On her way home from a party celebrating Murray's debut, V. I. almost runs over a woman lying in the street. Stopping to help drops her into a case that forces her to go head-to-head with one of the world's largest providers of security and prison services.
Boston PI Sunny Randall is hired to protect a prominent feminist. At the same time she must help both her oldest friend and her older sister with wrenching personal battles.
Winter, 1862: The Union Army wants no distractions from this critical time in the war, and so sends Abel Jones to investigate rumours of an imminent Irish uprising in New York State. But there are strange happenings in Yates County, apparently involving the dark side of the spiritual world, and Abel is soon fighting for his life.
A merciless serial killer known as Michelangelo is working his way up the FBI's Most Wanted List - by eliminating the competition. And he won't stop until he gets to number one...
Don Jaime, at work on a fencing treatise in Madrid in 1868, is approached by a beautiful and mysterious woman with a scar at the corner of her mouth. She asks the maestro to teach her his unstoppable thrust. He refuses, but is left unprepared by the inexplicable movements that follow, and soon is involved in a plot that includes sedition, politics, secret documents and murder. Recommended.
A man has been found brutally murdered in one of San Francisco's most elegant hotels. His face and fingers have been carved away. There is no motive for the crime - only an intimate connection to divorcee Meagan Heller that plunges her into a strange night world of suspicion, secrets, and twisted passions that kill.
Miriam Gardiner has disappeared from a croquet party at the luxurious mansion of her future in-laws. On Hampstead Heath, private investigator William Monk finds the coach in which she fled and the body of the murdered coachman. There is no trace of Miriam. What strange compulsion drove her to abandon the prospect of a loving marriage and financial abundance?
When a computer War Game at a high-security military complex ends in the brutal death of a programmer, a homicide cop and a CIA analyst follow a trail of clues through a maze of international intrigue and treachery - and learn that one murder was only the beginning.
All-new stories from 14 Shamus winners: Healy, Estleman, Collins, Kennealy, Lutz, Hall, Hoch, Phillips, Riordan, Roberts, Matthews, Roszan, Faherty and Pronzini.
A young college lecturer learns that a woman with whom she waits for the late train has been murdered by a serial killer. She is put in peril when an unscrupulous journalist publicizes her story.
The new suspense novel featuring police lieutenant Eve Dallas. She investigates Purgatory's, a private club where a cop has been killed.
Shortly after the arrival of Graham Sipley in the Cotswolds to take up a new teaching appointment, a young girl is found drowned. Foul play is suspected, and when Graham's past threatens to catch up with him, he asks for help from his neighbour, crime writer Melissa Craig.
Justine's advertising career is going well and she's due to be married in a few weeks' time. But she hadn't counted on her fiance being seduced by her best friend. Or her life made hell by a persistent stalker. Matthew, if he can't have Justine's love, will take her fear. She's playing hard to get - but she'll be oh, so easy to kill.
When Caesar marches on Rome, Pompei and the panic-stricken Senate prepare to flee the city. The murder of a guest to the house of Gordianus the Finder could not occur at a worse moment - especially since the dead man is Pompei's favourite cousin, and quite possibly a dangerous spy. Threatening a terrible penalty for failure, Pompey commands Gordianus to find the killer.
Sam Adams, picking up the pieces of his life, rents a small cottage on an isolated estate. Evelyn, his new landlord, is beautiful, mysterious and blind. Sam becomes obsessed with her, certain that she is playing strange games with his mind.
Celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Hildegard Wolf is approached in her Paris consulting room not by one, but two men, both claiming to be the celebrated Lord Lucan - who disappeared 25 years ago after the vicious murder of his children's nanny.
Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell investigates when the bodies of a local family are found adrift at sea, murdered. To find the killer he must wade into the murky depths of Native-Alaskan politics, tribal mores and deeply held secrets.
Rick Beanblossom is the Twin Cities' top investigative reporter. He has a devoted wife. A brand-new son. He is content. But on the March 1st anniversary of the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping, all that will change - when history repeats... Recommended.
Elderly tycoon Norbert Symes marries and brings Russian gymnast Inna Netrova home to Canada, not knowing about her years as a high-priced escort, thief and con artist. She plans to kill him for his fortune, but her plan is altered by another unwitting pawn in her game, a small town Ontario realtor called Frank Aird. Part of her plan is to destroy all that is precious to Frank, but she has no idea that her life is about to be transformed once again.
When the body of a senior Beijing official is found floating, handcuffed, in Hong Kong harbour, Inspector Wang of the Public Security Bureau is sent to investigate. As the colony prepares to lower the Union Jack, Wang explores the links between the dead man, the Triads, and the trade in pirate software.
Still an exile, Marcus Corvinus is spending his time sampling wine and ogling local talent when his father-in-law is accused of murder. Marcus uncovers a major wine-making fraud, as well as a sorry tale of infidelity, treachery, deceit and betrayal.