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Six months ago D. I. Ray Flowers suffered a vicious attack and is recovering at his late aunt's cottage. There he receives a note that implies a petty criminal was responsible for the attack and he can't resist investigating. At the same time a woman named Kitty, dead for three centuries, begins involving herself in Ray's life.
Deidre Nightingale investigates the murder of her free-spirited friend Rose, and digs deeper into Rose's apparent double life - one led as Didi's friend, and the other as Sonya, a wanted arsonist.
Leo Holland is certain that something terrible has happened when she learns that her best friend Isabel Morgan, an investigative journalist, has disappeared. She flies from London to New York in the attempt to trace her.
An ex-con, a missing girl and violent psychos. Baker's first non-series novel moves from York to the poverty-stricken docks of Hull and the opportunities they present for crime and corruption.
There are two men in love with Anna - her husband and a business contact. But when her baby is abducted, she wonders whether one of them could be the kidnapper.
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 was the son of an American multimillionaire and that he had a troubled past.
After the murder of a world-renowned physicist, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon learns an ancient secret society called the Illuminati, which stands for science and has opposed the Catholic church since the 1500s, is responsible. When Langdon realizes that the Illuminati may attempt to defeat the church by destroying Vatican City, he and scientist Vittoria Vetra are the world's only hope.
Billy Bob Holland returns to Bitterroot Valley in Montana to help a friend battle a mining company that threatens the area's economy. What Billy Bob cannot know is that one member of the pro-mining faction is his nemesis, Wyatt Dixon, a recent prison parolee intent on exacting revenge. Recommended.
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.
Jacquie's parents banished her sister Alison from their home eleven years ago, never to be heard from again. Her parents' death enabled Jacquie to search for Alison, only to discover that Alison was murdered on the same day she left home
Ex-military cop Jack Reacher is hitch-hiking in West Texas, desperate for a job. The next thing he knows he's accompanying a good-looking woman to a lonely ranch for a confrontation with an abusive husband.
Women are being murdered nationwide by a killer who leaves no trace of evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. All the victims have one thing in common: they each knew Jack Reacher.
News Producer Laura Walsh prepares video obituaries for famous people whose deaths seem imminent. But an eerily pre-taped obituary plunges Laura into a nightmare when one of her famous colleagues unexpectedly tumbles to her death from a Manhattan rooftop.
Attorney Sarah Rand returns home from abroad to find that her best friend, who'd been staying in Sarah's home, has been murdered. It was a case of mistaken identity. Only Sarah, the killers, and a man named Owen Dean, know that Sarah is still alive.
DI Kate Burrows thought she'd never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again - but she was wrong. One by one children are being abandoned. Fortunately, they're rescued from harm. And then one victim is not so lucky.
The US government sends Jake Grafton to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the US consul-general, Tiger Cole, is embedded in a dangerous plan to overthrow the Chinese regime.
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.
LAPD detective Carol Starkey, scarred physically and emotionally by a detonation three years previously while she was in the bomb squad, is now in the Criminal Conspiracy Division. Against the dazzling and lonely backdrop of contemporaroy Los Angeles, she embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that seem designed to kill bomb technicians. Recommended.
When Brenda Long met her end in Otis, South Carolina, no one was surprised. She'd made a lot of enemies in her short, greedy life. It's up to Mama Covington and her daughter Simone to find the lethal roots of Brenda's killing.
Teenagers Beverley and Jane are opposites. Beverley is from a prosperous and happy family in the small Dorset town of Underlyme, while Jane has just seen her mother die and has come to live with her grandparents in Underlyme. Then something terrible happens to Beverley, and she turns to Jane. Then, gradually, she becomes aware of something dark in her new friend.
Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe's chance to return to the top ranks of politics is dealt a blow when an old school friend and former paratrooper Colonel Peter Amadeus demands an apology from the government for being thrown on the scrap heap after a defense cut. When the apology is not made, Amadeus and a team of former soldiers embark on a campaign of wholesale retribution that leaves London a city under siege and threatened with destruction.
When gubernatorial candidate Marlon Conrad suffers a traumatic experience, he jumps on a campaign bus garishly decorated with the "Orange Crush" logo and ditches his security detail.
Billy Oliphaunt, ex-copper, ex-gambler, and ex-drunk, owes money to the wrong people. And so when they want to torch the place where he is doing security he is asked to look the other way. It's a hell of a time to suddenly develop a conscience.
Daisy Dalrymple is up to her fashionable bob in a murder case in bohemian post-WW1 Chelsea. When an opera diva dies during a performance of Verdi's "Requiem", Daisy and Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher soon discover the singer had her share of enemies. Did one of them poison the acclaimed mezzo-soprano?
Deep in the heart of a Mexican jungle archaeologist Leo and his team are painstakingly uncovering a centuries-old Mayan city. Meanwhile, in France, Declan Carberry is busy trying to solve a string of ritual serial murders.
Harry Devlin is persuaded by an amateur criminologist to look into the murder of a teenage girl that took place in Liverpool in 1964. Although a neighbour of the girl confessed to the crime, it is suspected the true killer escaped justice.
A Queen's Messenger is strangled to death in Latin America. Peter Ashton begins to probe the messenger's background and grows ever more suspicious. Then an innocent housewife dies during a botched burglary in the London suburbs and the case becomes urgent.
Betsy Devonshire owns the needlecraft shop in Excelsior, Minnesota, but is suffering from terrible nightmares. When she dreams of a murder before it happens, she really isn't going to get any rest until she untangles the crime.
Former dancer and intrepid sleuth Lindy Haggerty returns, this time trying to keep the Jeremy Ashe Dance Company afloat on a Caribbean boat cruise, while a murderer plots to turn this Love Boat into a deadly rampage.
Sisters Patricia Anne and Mary Alice head to the Alabama backwoods to help their cousin find his wife of 40 years, who's run off with a snake-handling preacher. While unsuccessful in finding their runaway cousin-in-law on Chandler Mountain, the sisters stumble upon the corpse of a pretty redhead and are hot on the trail of a killer.
Eugenie Davies is deliberately run down by a driver on a quiet London street. Lynley's investigation leads him to believe there is some connection with Gideon Davies, a 28-year-old virtuoso violinist who several months earlier inexplicably lost the ability to play.
When a celebrated biographer is brutally killed with a curious religious object, Dublin's Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr suspects a clandestine Catholic organization named Opus Dei - God's Work.
Lark Drummond's luxury hotel is packed with hundreds of birding convention-goers. When Lark accompanies fellow birdwatcher Rachel Stanhope one afternoon, their outing turns ugly when Lark witnesses the murder of her business partner through her spotting scope. With the help of other members of their birdwatching group, Lark and Rachel set out to find the killer.
Six classic pulp masterpieces: John MacDonald, James M. Cain, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane and Harrington Whittington.
Immediately upon arriving in Chicago, auxiliary Bishop Gus Quill, sent by the Vatican to the Archdiocese of Chicago, manages to disappear while riding the L train, and it's up to Bishop Blackie Ryan to find him.
Detective Jake Hines has bigger problems than just keeping warm in the frigid Minnesota winter. The body of a naked man, shot in the head and frozen solid, is found and identified as a local trucker - but his partner and truck are missing. When the truck and the body of the partner are later found, the grim picture of betrayal, greed and fear begins to develope.
Reluctant Sheriff Jules Clement doesn't mind the arctic cold of the Montana winter, but he would rather be doing anything than investigating the multiple murders that have been plaguing the village of Blue Deer.
[Vancouver author]. Hakeem Jinnah enjoys an ordinary life of working the Vancouver Tribune's crime beat, flirting with women, seeking interested investors in a mail-order-bride scheme, and driving around in his satellite-guided Love Machine. But when he and another Tribune reporter begin competing to cover the story of a shady stock promoter's death, he finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation.
Detective Inspector David Bliss, newly transferred from London to Hampshire, appears to have an easy case: Jonathan Dauntsey, son of the Major, willingly confesses to murdering his father. But then the police hit a snag: they can't find the body.
Musher Jesse Arnold is driving a friend's Winnebago through the perilous backwoods of Alaska when she picks up a young hitchhiker, not knowing the boy carries with him a murderous and deadly secret.
When a body is found in the river behind a prestigious prep school, a local policeman disrupts the school's rigid and enclosed world as he attempts to bring concealed truths to the light.
The killing of an Edinburgh drug lord leads Fizz and Buchanan on a quest to clear the accused of the charge - a quest that leads to a sheltered home for indigent and geriatric comedians.
When a surveillance subject is slaughtered, CIA agent Jack Dunphy is ordered to leave London and return to the US, where he is dumped into desk duty, seemingly calculated to make him quit. Determined to find out why, Dunphy uses all his CIA tradecraft and discovers a conspiracy so vast that the CIA itself is only a cover for it.
Jane Bright and three girlfriends dream up a checklist for the perfect man. The list becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and through the email. But then one of Jane's friends is found murdered.
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. Recommended.
Renaissance England: Sophie Champion arrives at the scene of a murder only to fall into a tangled web designed to implicate her. Her salvation now lies with the dashing Crispin Foscari, the notorious 'Earl of Scandal' - and he has his own, mysterious agenda. They must strike a bargain that will lead them into London's darkest streets after a secret killer.
Christmas 1321: Fumshill and Puttock arrive in Exeter to receive the gloves of honour from the Boy-Bishop only to see a dead man swinging from the gallows.
Third mystery to feature international cellist Sara Selkirk. The discovery of a murdered Japanese tourist in a Bath pub appears to be just another complication in Sara's life. Her developing relationship with DCI Andrew Poole is under enough strain ever since she brought her former teacher Joyce Cruikshank under her roof. Not to mention her dog Pretzel.
Agatha First Novel nominee. Ruby is the widow of the rabbi in Eternal, Texas. When a patron drops dead in The Hot Bagel, Ruby's friend the baker faces interrogation - and Ruby starts wondering about the connection to her husband's still-unsolved hit-and-run death.
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.
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.
Miguel Fuentes, as a member of the Federales, made the mistake of following an investigation into the ruling party of Mexico, the PRI. Banished to the backwater mining town of Coronado, he is the investigator when a bomb explodes at a local fleabag hotel, leaving behind four corpses and two plastic bags of heroin. Now Fuentes' ex-partner, a powerful police slime broker, appears as the investigation begins to reach higher and higher.
A popular radio therapist, "Dr. Renee", is being harassed by an unseen stalker. She turns to old high school friend Jessica Drake for help. Jessie agrees to investigate, especially when Renee's young daughter is kidnapped and the child's nanny is murdered. She traces the problem back to a battered wife who phoned Dr. Renee for help - and the crazed husband who seeks revenge for his ruined marriage.
Demary Jones specializes in genealogy and historical research, not murder. But when a sniper opens fire in her office, killing a client and leaving Demary with a head wound, she's more than eager to accept a widow's generous offer to track down a killer.
The life of young Washington lawyer Ben Poltarek is shattered as a dying special agent draws Ben into the secret world of the Assistants - American Jews placing their sills and lives in service to Israel. Now Ben is pursued by Arab assassins, manipulated by agents of the infamous Mossad, and targeted by his own government.
The little harbour village of Eastport, near Cape Cod, hasn't had a murder in over a century. But when a storm washes the remains of a newcomer onto the beach and a beloved scientist dies from bee stings, foul play is suspected. Police Chief Dan Burke calls in his childhood friend, Brother Bartholomew of Faith Abbey, to help.
11th of the Domesday Book series. Delchard and Bret are in Norwich, where the two golden elephants that robber baron Richard de Fonatel was using to lure the beautiful Adelaide into marriage have been stolen. And Fonatel's steward Hermer has disappeared.
Antiques dealer Rei Shimura, moonlighting as an arts writer for a Tokyo publication, sets up an interview with a hot superhero comic book artist. But then the artist goes missing, and his best friend, an American animation buff, is found dead in the Sumida River dressed in a superheroine costume. Rei's search for the killer takes her through the sleazy world of Tokyo strip bars, frenzied animation conventions, coffeehouses, and onto the beach.
Kevin Kerney is back in Santa Fe, the new police chief, when a US ambassador's estranged wife is found murdered in her multi-million dollar home. Before Kevin can mount an investigation, an FBI antiterrorism team arrives and sidelines him. But when it becomes apparent a whitewash is underway, Kevin begins his own clandestine hunt for the truth.
In 1943 an English farmer and his wife witness American pilots, returing from a bombing run, turn their guns on one of their own and shoot down his plane. The pilots then aim their guns at the farmer, his wife, and their livestock. JAG Lieutenant Harry Voss investigates a series of revelations that detonate up the chain of command.
Canadian author. A multi-agency task force is assembled to find a ten-year-old girl who disappeared on a family camping trip in Glacier National Park. As they search, and as the girl fights to survive in the wilderness, someone else is looking for the girl, someone who knows a dark secret from the past.
Journalist Guy Newberry has come to a small California seaside community to do an article about how the town had never recovered from some murders 13 years ago - just as the body of an unidentified woman is washed ashore. The town's sheriff, Rhoda Swift is not happy about his prying, but then more women are murdered.
Mass murder breaks out in Alaska. Remo and Chiun recognize the techniques as a brand of Sinanju, posing an alarming question: who had trained an army of die-hard Soviet troops in the ancient secret art of the master assassins?
Ginger Barnes is shocked to learn that one of her beloved childhood neighbours, distinguished professor Charlie Finnemeyer, is on trial for forging a priceless colonial rug - and that the expert witnesses against him are dying one by one.
Plus-sized PI Josephine Fuller is in San Diego, doing a favour for Sally Rhymer by looking into the involvement of Sally's daughter with some new-age do-gooders. But the case takes an unexpected turn when Sally's ex-husband, Admiral Rhymer, is kidnapped and a defense contractor friend of the Admiral meets an unnatural death.
The discovery of a corpse stuffed into an ancient suit of armour sets antique store owner Abigail Timberlake on the trail of a vicious and vindicative chain-mail murderer.
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.
Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly is facing a cold-blooded killer who will stop at nothing - including execution-style murder - to get her client's casino jackpot.
1912. The Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo's secret police, must deal with a secret war and a murder of a man whose warehouse is full of guns. If that were not enough he must establish why Trudi von Ramsberg is in town, to say nothing of Gertude Bell and T. E. Lawrence - all as Cromer's Egypt gives way to Kitchener's Egypt.
The story of a grieving man's mission to bring down the the railroad company he blames for the deaths of his wife and children - no matter who else dies in the process. Tyler, an ex-cop looking to redeem himself after being suspended from the force, will stop at nothing to catch the perpetrator.
An unofficial strike at the Seattle Police Force has left Detective Lou Boldt on his own, with only the help of Daphne Matthews and John LaMoia, to deal with a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop. The trail leads him to a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened criminal - and to the realization that the crimes are somehow linked to the strike.
Attending a film festival in Prague, black documentary maker Joseph Coker is approached by a complete stranger claiming to be his brother. George, brought up in East Germany by his Russian mother, tells Joseph that they share the same father, Kofi Coker, a Ghanian now living in London. Joseph's investigation of this relationship propels him into a world of intrigue and murder.
From the author of THE FOURTH PROCEDURE. A brilliant scientist is close to a revolutionary neurological breakthrough ... a hardboiled cop stumbles on the merciless killer who had murdered his father 20 years before ... a woman who lies in a coma is given one last chance at life: all meet with shattering consequences.
Denver hospital risk manager Victoria Lucci discovers that an armed man is loose in the hospital. She finds the crazed gunman in the maternity ward where he has taken a group of people hostage, including a young woman about to deliver her baby.
When six-year-old Lucy gets lost in the park, her disappearance sparks a chain of events leading to the murder of a young woman. Lucy's warnings of monsters in the park are ignored. But DI Steve McCarthy's investigation is getting bogged down in a web of lies and evasions.
London, 1795. Home Office's Jonathan Absey is distracted from his task of catching French spies and of the still unsolved murder of his daughter by a strange society of astronomers engaged in a search for a long-lost star.
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.
When an airliner goes down in the North Carolina mountains, Dr. Temperance Brennan - living with the fear that her daughter was onboard - rushes to assist with body recovery and identification. Her daughter is safe, but Tempe finds the limb of a person not listed on the flight. Whose was it and why are the authorities trying to keep her off the case?
Struggling musician Tony Kozol heads for Sedona, Arizona to play guitar at the request of an old friend, a New Age music guru, at the Crystal Magic of the Skulls Conference. But when his buddy is found dead underneath the lid of a piano, Tony finds himself investigating a murder.
Charismatic Gary Winthrop was a rising star in the US Senate until he's found murdered in his home. Anchorwoman Dana Evans was the last to see him alive - and she makes it her mission to investigate the latest in a string of seemingly random incidents that have killed five Winthrops in the last year.
Courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time lawyers and feeding-time law sharks. Mike Daley, booted out of a San Francisco partnership, is called upon to defend an ex-colleague accused of murdering two lawyers at the old firm.
Ex-PI Joe Kurtz attempts to track down the Family's missing accountant - a man with way too much knowledge to have on the loose.
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. She flies to the Dominican Republic to snag a prospect but ends up ensnared in a web of blackmail, voodoo and violence.
PI Kazuo Mori has big problems. His business is being undercut by a new rival and he has incurred major enmity by helping a prostitute and five other foreign strippers escape a chimpira. But he has been hired to investigate the death of a major bureaucrat at the Ministry of Health and is slowly being drawn into a game involving the Yakuza and two of Japan's major corporations.
Matt Engstrom, construction business owner and single father to a son, has a past, and it's about to come full circle - and he's not going to know what hit him.
Hired by a Denver museum to create displays for an Egyptian exhibit, medical illustrator Kate McKinnon unravels a millenia-old mystery when she discovers that the mummy of a young woman has broken ribs, a shattered hand, and a man's skull between her legs. With the aid of radiologist Max Cavanaugh, Kate discovers a crime so horrific its power remains undiminished by time.
When the principal of Hollywood's premier preschool is killed in a hit-and-run accident, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum gets off the mommy track to track down a murderer.
For two decades Mrs. Ranelagh has been obsessed with the dead black woman, known in life as 'Mad Annie', whom she found in a gutter in West London. She is convinced, against all reason, that Annie was murdered. But why would a woman spend twenty years trying to uncover the truth about this death, unless the reasons were personal?
Barry and Cheryl are desperately poor, living in a tower block with their children. Then they become the subject of a fly-on-the-wall television documentary and are famous. And then their three small children disappear.
By 1943 the US had rounded up every Nazi spy on American soil - except one - a merciless killer wrapped in a seductive package. She is racing home with vital information about the still-developing atomic bomb. The best hope for stopping her is a British double agent whose own secret agenda may end up costing the Allies the war.
Egyptian Lieutenant Sami is paired with FBI agent Daisy Brooke after the murder in Cairo of an Egyptian-born adviser to the US President. They have two clues: first, the dying man said one word: 'Firebird', and second, at the murder scene an amulet is discovered that is linked to a fundamentalist Muslim sect thought to have disappeared years ago. From the author of THE EYE OF RA.
When a prominent CPA is murdered, the pleas of his 16-year-old son draw Beth Hartley, an ex-attorney turned legal researcher, into the case. She discovers that the victim was a notorious womanizer whose affairs have left a number of women, including his wife, with a motive for murder. And then the victim's secretary is also murdered.
In poodle owner Melanie Travis's 7th case she is tracking down the killer of her fiance's ex-wife, co-publisher of Woof!, a new gossip rag for the dog show world. The woman was strangled with a leather dog leash.
In the middle of a heat wave Manhattan Sex crimes detective Conrad Voort (of THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB) seeks an elusive and brilliant woman who moves undetected through New York City, seducing her victims and then killing them.
A new crossword puzzle mystery featuring Rosco Polycrates. When a Hollywood actress and her friend sail off Nantucket Island and never return, everyone assumes an accident. But when their dinghy suspiciously washes up in a cove, it sounds more like foul play.
Freelance photographer Steff Kennedy arrives jet-lagged in pre-millenial California to discover that his native Lanarkshire is not, after all, the global capital of religious stupidity. Bullets, bombs, carnage, slaughter, depravity, hysteria, human sacrifice, mass destruction, bad hair. It's not the end of the world, but you can certainly see it from here.
Gavin is testing his new tourist resort, a converted oil rig, on his ex-classmates by hosting a reunion for his old school. However, another group has invited itself along - a collection of bumbling terrorist mercenaries. And Inspector MacGregor has got wind of these activities.
A now-ownerless Tory tabloid urges that the four suspects in the murder of media mogul Roland Voss be hanged immediately. But investigative journalist Jack Parblane smells a conspiracy.
The corpse is Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things.
The fledgling Scottish parliament is in shock after experiencing its first dose of Westminster sleaze. And investigative journalist Jack Parblane's penchant for breaking the law to get a good story has finally landed him in prison. There he finds that contacts and a pretty way with words are no defense against people he helped put away.
Melina's identical twin Gillian switches places with her to act as media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart and ends up brutally murdered. Hart, though innocent, is the chief suspect. Melina is determined to clear him and find the real killer.
Wily red-headed California country-western club owner Charlie Plato, whose barbs are as sharp as her sleuthing, is on the trail of a devious and very deadly killer. A 20-year high school reunion held in Charlie's bar leaves behind "beloved teacher" Reina Diaz, found strangled to death in the ladies room, clutching a shred of a photo.
An adaptation of the play. The young wife of a foreign office diplomat discovers the corpse of an unknown person in her drawing room. Her husband is on his way home and so she convinces her three houseguests to help her dispose of the inconvenient body. But before it is off the premises, the police show up.
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.
Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden finds that the circumstances surrounding a missing archaeologist echo a similar disappearance from 20 years earlier - and both are tied to the legend of Lewis and Clark's guide Sacajawea.
LAPD SWAT negotiator Jeff Talley leaves his job to become chief of police for a small Southern California town. But then three young men, fleeing the robbery of a mini-mart take refuge in a house and take the family hostage. This house belongs to an accountant who launders money for organized crime and who has his records in the house. Talley must deal with the situation - and the threat of L. A.'s most lethal and violent crime lord.
July 2003: Valhalla Rising suddenly catches fire and sinks on its maiden voyage. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? Dirk Pitt is plunged into perilous waters - yet again. Is he getting bored with year after year of adventure? He yawns, inadvertently inhales a mouthful of seawater and drowns.
Torry Tunet, a 28-year-old American living in the Irish town of Ballynagh, is the only one who doesn't believe that her best friend is a murderer. Then two murders, one of them in Torry's own small cottage, bring Torry ever closer to the truth and to the murderer.
In a makeshift basement prison in the middle of nowhere Emily Childs lies drugged and chained to a bed. Her last memory is of being brutally attacked in her home while taking a shower. Now her only hope of rescue lies with her husband, who's been asked to pay an enormous ransom. But as her captors panic, Emily realizes she will have to save herself.
Meet Scotia MacKinnon, a tough, sexy ex-cop living on San Juan Island and juggling a boyfriend, a complicated family life, and a sleuthing career. After a female client claims she's being stalked, Scotia discovers that she must somehow learn who has murdered the woman's best friend and who the culprit is in the woman's late husband's murder.
Undercover cop Grace Flint barely escaped with her life after a blown sting operation. She still bears the marks of her attacker. She will find him. She will make him pay. Her only lead is a single, unexpected clue that will take her into the heart of an unimaginable conspiracy.
When the skeleton of Peter, Naomi Ash's ex-lover, surfaces, the mystery of his death must be uncovered. Naomi, now a clairvoyant in a western New York community of mediums, spiritualists and professional clairvoyants, unveils a world where the secrets of the dead cannot stay buried.
Three weeks before a crucial senatorial election, a man is gunned down, execution-style, in a D. C. office. Ruthless image-maker Frank Miles suspects something more sinister than a robbery gone bad behind the murder of his business partner. And as the body count rises he realizes he has met his match in a shadowy schemer as clever as himself - but far more lethal.
Wildlife artist Caroline Canfield travels to Wolf Prairie to observe wolves in their natural habitat, as well as gather with friends made in an online chat group. But her discovery of a dead body - the apparent victim of a wolf attack - on the very first day quickly puts a damper on her good spirits. Now, stranded at the preserve in the middle of a blizzard, tensions flare within the group, and the body count multiplies.
Police detective and sketch artist Kate Marbury is part of a task squad determined to find a rapist-murderer. Janet, the last living victim, gives Kate the best description of the attacker, but the police still can't identify him. Then Kate is attacked by the rapist - and Janet saves her life.
From the author of BOMBAY ICE. Set in a walled London cloister, a Bengali opium garden and a wild 'paradise' mapped during Britain's great triangulation of India, it concerns three families, all descendants of a Victorian botanist whose husband was involved in a series of murders which haunt each succeeding generation until the truth is revealed on a modern Himalayan expedition to search for a lost cancer cure.
They call her Angel Face. She's as beautiful as her killings are brutal. Her targets are doctors. And Jordan, a doctor, has been enlisted to trap her.
While photographing a rare bird Fritz Tullis witnesses a plane land on his neighbour's property and a murder committed. Teaming up with a Washington attorney, a local police detective, his own mother, and a sexy ornithologist, his investigations point toward a deadly government conspiracy.
Schoolteacher Willi Gallagher is a regular kind of gal in the not-so-regular town of Nickleberry. All the education in the world couldn't prepare her the mysterious things she's about to encounter. It isn't a matter of whodunit - but which witch.
Pierce Duncan, a young man just out of Notre Dame, sets off for the roads and rails of postwar America, driven to accumulate the experiences necessary to become a writer. But his encounters, with a redneck guard on a Georgia chaingang, with a killer on a lonely Texas road, and with a corrupt Los Angeles cult leader, lead him to a San Francisco private eye who will deflect his destiny forever.
In Los Angeles, a Gypsy's dying words finger a Gypsy princess for his murder. In Hong Kong, a unique treasure has been stolen by gimlet-eyed L. A. oil tycoon Victor Hess. Now Willem Van de Post, in Rome, plots across continents with his uncle, the King of Gypsies, to get it back. The mayhem continues, everyone is conning, scamming, and no one is exactly who they seem.
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree sets off to solve a century-old mystery: the disappearance of the musician Jared Hayes. But then a visiting grad student claiming to be researching Hayes' compositions takes a deadly tumble off the end of a fishing pier.
Medieval mystery. Matthew Bartholomew learns that a lifelong friend, a senior proctor, is involved in the Cambridge debate over nominalism to the extent of stealing some papers from a rival college. But is he a murderer?
14th century Cambridge. Michaelhouse is in an uproar: Kenyngham the saintly but aging Master has announced his retirement and with unseemly haste Runham arranges his own 'election' as his successor. Then Runham is murdered, and although mourned by none, Matthew Bartholomew and Michael know they have to solve the mystery before any more damage is done to their beloved Michaelhouse.
Early 18th century London: two doctors are criss-crossing the boundaries of morality in the heady pursuit of scientific progress. From gallows to mad houses, from anatomical laboratories to frost fairs set on the frozen Thames, the two men begin to compete in both head and heart.
Break-ins, an assault on a police officer and a dead body dropping out of the sky are parts of a plague of mayhem that has hit a tiny Dust Bowl Oklahoma town. Three strangers searching for a missing heiress are Sheriff Okie Dunn's prime suspects.
In a house in a pleasant residential area of London a couple are found tied up and imprisoned, badly dehydrated and marked by a brutal beating. Worse, however, is the fact that their young son has disappeared. Jack Caffery (from BIRDMAN) must use all his skill at forensic investigation, despite the scanty crime scene evidence and the distraction of the echoes from his own past.
PI Jack Delmas finds himself in the midst of a deadly struggle for control of Biloxi's waterfront. Casper Perinovich has shrimped the waters off Biloxi's Point Cadet all his life, and though pushing eighty he isn't afraid to voice his opposition to the big-money casinos that are moving in. Jack is with him when a bomb explodes, destroying Casper's house.
Claire Malloy and her daughter Caron travel from Arkansas to a regional mystery fan convention. There a much-loathed mystery editor at a major New York publishing house is murdered. Against the desires of the local police chief Malloy gets involved in sifting through the crowd of suspects.
672 pages: combining five story collections from a noir master.
Photojournalist Jordan Glass, at the urging of the FBI, becomes both hunter and hunted after she sees the face of her murdered sister in a one-artist exhibit at a Hong Kong art museum.
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.
For Sheriff Joanna Brady and her 12-year-old daughter Jenny an innocent Girl Scout camp-out turns into a lethal game when Jenny and her tentmate Dora discover a murdered Phoenix woman. And then Dora is murdered.
Young Ernesto is undergoing counselling after being arrested by the LAPD for a destructive attack on Rina Lazarus's synagogue. But then he and his therapists are found dead and Decker and Lazarus must enter the world of the ultra-rich in search of hidden hate, violence and greed.
First in a historical mystery series featuring the author Jack London during his early days as a struggling writer living on San Francisco's Barbary Coast. He is called on by the mayor when two saloon hall girls, who arrived together on board the same ship from Alaska, are found murdered.
When a German pilot escapes into the nearby woods, locals are in a panic. But Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton believes the pilot is a harmless young boy - until a local girl is found dead.
LA newspaper columnist Neil Gulliver and his ex-wife Stevie Marriner believe that James Dean is still alive and looking for revenge.
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. Recommended.
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. Recommended.
Daniel Ames, a young associate in a Portland law firm, is scapegoated when a case he is working on goes bad. He begins to investigate in order to clear his name and get his job back, but someone doesn't want the facts revealed. Daniel finds himself caught in the middle of a multimillion dollar case of fraud - and the target of a vicious killer.
Li Yan is sent to Shanghai to establish whether the mass grave of 18 mutilated and dismembered bodies of women is related to an unsolved Beijing murder.
The day after being caught in the crossifre of a presidential assassination attempt, journalist Jack Flynn has questions. Why, just days before the election, did the incumbent President want to play golf with Jack, whom he had never met, and offer him the job of press secretary in his administration. And who was the gunman on the green eliminated by the Secret Service.
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.
When a janitor from a Massachusetts physics lab involved in lithium research turns up dead - hours after he agreed to accept a huge payoff for overhearing something he shouldn't have - Homicide turns to feisty Gloria Lamerino, a former physicist from Berkeley. With her natural ability to snoop and befriend, Gloria skillfully uncovers a hornet's nest of technical, political and environmental problems just dying to be covered up. Unfortunately, that's the killer's idea as well.
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. Bronwyn is now an undercover Treasury agent while her sister Kathryn is a Union Army nurse. Behind the lines, in the heart of enemy territory, the sisters must thwart a Rebel conspiracy that threatens their lives and the outcome of the war.
Dr. Jessie Copeland of Eastern Mass Medical Center knows that it is too soon to be using ARTIE, a tiny experimental robot that will revolutionize neurosurgery, on a living patient's brain. But Jessie's department chief is too busy to worry about ethics. And neither he nor Jessie has any idea that ARTIE's prowess will attract a patient from their worst nightmares.
Miami attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana must deal with a kidnapping plot that threatens to destroy everything they believe in ... even each other.
From the author of REMEMBRANCE DAY. Robert Cope Harland - an ex-British spy - is the only survivor of a UN plane crash. Afterwards he is dragged back into his old profession and a world of relentless intrigue.
Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. 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.
Warren Allison, a former two-bit trickster has gone straight - until first a cryptic phone call, then a clandestine meeting with an enigmatic stranger, then a glimpse at a photograph that bears a shocking resemblance to his vanished ex. Now the scam of a lifetime beckons and little by little Warren loses his toehold on the straight and narrow.
In a dark labyrinth of tunnels beneath Manhattan a secret society pursues the most dangerous prey - humans.
The legal team of Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez are reunited to take on a high-profile case - their client is none other than the district attorney of San Francisco.
Cuban-born American citizen Francisco Cruz owns one of the hottest nightclubs in Little Havana. He's seen a lot in the last few years, but when his private plane crashes in the Everglades, he finds himself caught in a crossfire of smuggling, lies, double-crosses and deceit that involve international criminals, the U. S. government, and Fidel Castro himself.
While researching a new historical novel Kate Ivory uncovers a buried scandal from the last years of the war in Oxford. And her new partner's family appears to be implicated.
The author of LIZARDSKIN returns to fiction. Jack Vermilion owns a container ship company and is approached by a man wanted to ship his gun collection to Mexico. In exchange for a deal for his son who is in trouble again, now looking at 25 to life in maximum security, Jack helps the ATF set up a trap. But it all goes bad, and suddenly Jack is on the run.
When an original Da Vinci folio is discovered missing from Windsor Castle, Inspector Jack Oxby, of Scotland Yard's Arts and Antiques Division is called in. His investigation of a conspiracy to forge Da Vinci's lost manuscripts leads him from London to New York and northern Italy.
When Hannah Ives' widowed father unexpectedly proposes to a con woman, no one in the family is happy. But before long, the unlucky would-be bride is found dead in the bathtub. Could someone have enjoyed an occasion for revenge?
An NYPD cop claims self-defense in the shooting of a black man. Butch must deal with this case, along with the murder of a Jewish diamond merchant and a murderer who is stalking the homeless. Add to this his always troublesome wife and daughter.
Butch Karp, chief assistant DA of New York County must deal with the case of negligence in the death of a newborn, and a possible wrongful charging of the teenage mother by an overzealous prosecutor.
While South Dakota waitress Tory Bauer is trying to clear cousin Reverend Clay Delbert, named as the catalyst for a foreign teenager's suicide attempt, a corpse shows up in his closet.
Peter Maxwell is celebrating the New Year and the New Millenium when his doorbell rings and he finds, on his doorstep, the body of an old woman. On this unseasonably mild night she has frozen to death.
Investigator Rob Sullivan must track down and confront the organzied crime cartels which control the international cigarette smuggling business. But the smugglers' tentacles spread across every frontier of Europe and they will stop at nothing to preserve their billion-pound racket.
19th century Boston. When a respected Harvard professor dies at a seance, reporter Michael Merrick - torn between science and the supernatural charms of a beautiful medium - must race against time to catch a killer, before more voices are added to the chorus from beyond.
Booker Prize winner. The novel within the novel describes a risky affair in the thirties between a wealthy woman and a left-leaning man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms and seedy cafes, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on the Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists and turns through love and jealousy, self-sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one.
Ella Porter knows hellraiser Reed Conway from childhood, and Reed has just been released from prison, where Ella's father put him for murder. Is Reed the source of the disturbing letters that are arriving at Ella's office? He claims to be on a mission to find out who really murdered his stepfather.
It's up to Atlanta PI Sunny Childs to investigate what looks like a clean-cut case of murder in a closed-for-business diner - before time runs out.
Rose Trevelyan arrives at Dorothy's remote, dilapidated cottage and finds her friend dead. When she learns that it wasn't a heart attack but rather suicide she grows suspicious. Was Dorothy's death linked to the valuable paintings on her walls?
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Tamsen Bayn is trying to juggle her home life, her new job with a pharmaceutical company, and her assignment to a high-profile school shooting case.
Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley must investigate the death of a young man on sacred ground - is it linked with a hit and run accident in Denver?
The feud between two historical societies reaches a peak when the president of one, Ty Berry, is found shot dead. And when the outspoken head of the rival historical society becomes the second victim, Sheriff Dan Rhodes is hot on the trail of a double homicide, somehow connected to a small-time drug ring, a riot of loose emus, goats, and one irascible ghost.
Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco explores the Roman spheres of poetics and banking. When a rich banker from an Athenian family becomes patron to a group of struggling writers and is then murdered, Falco is sent in to investigate.
Forensic psychologist Dr. Peter Zak attempts to unravel the secrets trapped in a woman's shattered mind. She has been shot in the head, left for dead in a deserted New England cemetery. Her boyfriend's corpse turns up in her blood-spattered home. And she remembers nothing.
Grace Smith is hired, with an unlimited expense account, to determine if mild-mannered Stuart Roberts is just having nightmares, or whether he is really a killer.
CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is sent on a mission to neutralize a notorious sponsor of terrorism but falls prey to the political machinations in his own government. Mitch will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.
A novel of intrigue, bad puns, international terrorism, suspense and cross-dressing finds the intrepid Kinky getting more than his leg pulled when he encounters a mysterious vamp on an airplane.
Shortlisted for the 1999 Gold Dagger. Maverick London lawyer Sarah Fortune finds herself protecting Cannon Smith, a man whose worst enemy turns out to be his own beloved twin brother Johnny. Johnny is truly evil, capable of inflicting the worst kind of pain, and without fear - except for one thing: the dentist's chair.
Second of the Anasazi mysteries. The Katsinas' people are being stalked by a serial murderer, a holy warrior, fighting for a dying god, and his brutality knows no bound. Only one person knows his identity, and this deranged four-year-old will be his next victim - unless War Chief Browser can stop him.
Medieval London. Magdalene la Batarde is the madam of the Old Priory Guesthouse in Southwark. People expect her and her women to indulge in a number of sinful activities, but bloody murder isn't one of them - until Baldassare, the messenger dies. The Bishop of Winchester, whom Baldassare served, assigns Sir Belamy of Itchen to investigate. Unless Belamy can find the truth, Magdalene will hang.
Drew Looney, intrepid news reporter, has uncovered an immigration scam bordering on slavery. Georgina Fitz-Simons has landed herself in the unsavoury pocket of gangster Grillo Boylan. An ageing Glam rocker, an inconvenient corpse and a sinister Serbian hit man add to their troubles. But when the going gets tough...
On the lam for a robbery she didn't commit, Renee Esterhaus is stuck in Texas with a bounty hunter on her trail. Desperate, she offers the first man she meets a night of pleasure in return for a ride. But that man turns out to be a cop.
When a reclusive millionaire dies suddenly, leaving behind a fortune, six greedy heirs, and a baffling puzzle for Cora Felton to solve, the Puzzle Lady takes on the challenge. As clues spring up intrigue percolates throughout the village of Bakerhaven.
More selected columns - over 200 - on the comings and goings of corrupt local politicos, misguided tourist bureaus, and flailing sports franchises. We get his unique take on the Elian Gonzalez imbroglio and the 2000 presidential election recount.
Sin and salvation, adultery and revenge in a small Mississippi town - a woman pursues her furious need to avenge her child's death.
Maggie Scott spends her days as a member of the Seattle P.D. She has a special gift - to elicit accounts from witnesses so detailed as to astound everyone, including the witnesses themselves. But these skills will be put to the test when a serial rapist terrorizes Seattle - one who makes sure his victims can never identify him. Now Maggie must find a way to put a description to this faceless culprit before he strikes again.
Manhattan attorney Alec Anton yields to the entreaties of a neighbour to help her find her vanished son. But when he finds the missing man, his strangled corpse is marked by a single red carnation. Now he must unravel a shocking murder that leads to a conspiracy far bigger than anyone imagines.
Clarissa Morland is 27, attractive, shy, and standing trial for the murder of her ex-lover. As the intimate details of her life and relationship are laid before the court, even Clarissa finds it hard to believe she is innocent. But murdering the man she loved in cold blood. She's just not that evil - is she?
Joe Faraday has got as far as he wants to in Portsmouth CID. And he thought his 22-year-old deaf son had got as far as he wanted as well. In the midst of a missing persons case that only Joe believes is murder, he discovers just how shaky his ground is in both parts of his world.
When small-time criminals tangle with big-time gangsters and territory-hungry Yardies, the city streets run with blood.
Kate Austen finds herself in the trunk of a car, tied up and lying next to a corpse. She now realizes that stopping to help a woman with a flat tire was not a good idea.
Investigation of the murder of an assisted-suicide doctor in his own suicide van raises a profound conflict of interest for Alex Delaware.
For years a group of priests and nuns have struggled to recover from the tyranny of Father Angelico. But ties to their church are becoming frayed by passions their faith denies them. No one forsees the events that will leave one of them dead, and only Father Koesler grasps the shocking truth.
Charly Poisson discovers the thawed remains of a dead man in his fields of buttercups and nettles. He knows he should leave the investigation to the police - but that is before he learns of a culinary supplier with unsavoury business practices.
EDGAR BEST NOVEL AWARD. 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.
Legendary Hollywood leading lady Desdemona Darling arrives in Palm Beach to star in a production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Archy McNally is directing and so is on hand when an actor sips some prop wine and drops dead.
Private Investigator Demary Jones, although specializing in genealogy and corporate research, steps in when her good friend Sara Garland goes missing, leaving a few of her colleagues murdered.
A once-prominent physician has lost everything to a gambling addiction - and now he is charged with murdering and scalping a Temecu reservation casino manager. His lawyer convinces psychic detective Elizabeth Chase to investigate. It means she must enter the closed-off world of the reservation and join forces with a local shaman.
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.
Undercover agent Bronwen Llyr must engineer her brother's escape from a Confederate prison before the date set for his hanging.
Rosemary Stubbs arrives at Sanderson College fresh from divinity school, still devastated by her husband's tragic death, to take the position of college chaplain. But instead of the solace she seeks, she must solve a crime after the college treasurer is found dead in the campus swimming pool.
Feng shui practitioner Salome Waterhouse inherits her grandfather's infamous Perfume Mansion, a place stinking of bad energy. She chooses to rent it out to artist Palmer Fordham, but before she can apply her feng shui principles, she finds Palmer dead. Now Salome is the prime suspect in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Private investigator V. I. Warshawski confronts a vast, corrupt industry while learning to accept the long-buried past of her dearest friend and mentor, Dr. Lotty Herschel.
When a major painting is kidnapped days before an important international exhibition in Rome, Flavia di Stefano is told to get the painting back at all costs, without national embarrassment and without paying a ransom. The head of the Italian Art Squad, in trying to find those responsible, uncovers a shocking, decades-old secret.
Ex-show-girl Chainey works in Las Vegas as a courier for the Mob. She is ambushed by a crack team of masked shooters and and relieved of the 7 million dollars she was carrying for casino owner Frankie Degault. She is given 72 hours to recover the money.
Numbers 4, 5 and 6 of the Rebus series: STRIP JACK, THE BLACK BOOK and MORTAL CAUSES in a single volume.
Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is back on the beat - and hot on the trail of a seductive killer.
Two Yorkshire police officers stumble on the worst of crimes - the sexual torture and murder of a young teenage girl. Seconds later one of the officers is felled by a machete blow and his rookie female partner takes out her fury on the murderer, battering him to death. The task of investigating the officer falls to DI Annie Cabbot, Banks's lover. Banks, meanwhile, must deal with the other bodies found buried in the torturer's garden.
The new Gordianus the Finder mystery, set in Massilia, an independent city-state on the coast of Southern Gaul during the Roman Civil War. Gordianus arrives there hoping to find out what has happened to his son Metus. But then he witnesses the fall of a young woman from a precipice called Sacrifice Rock and becomes drawn into the city's treacherous depths.
Nominated for the Edgar Best First Novel. Psychotherapist Katherine DeQuincy is torn between two brothers. One, the haunted, schizophrenic Pilot is her patient. But she falls in love with the other, the handsome and successful Eric. But the two have a mystery in common: the disappearance of their sister twenty years ago.
Includes three classic Mike Hammer private eye novels: THE BIG KILL, ONE LONELY NIGHT, and KISS ME, DEADLY.
Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell's routine investigation of a robbery-homicide becomes something else when a second and then a third murder occurs, leading him on a twisted path into the past.
The statue is a 16-inch tall alabaster figurine called The Mourner. A rich man and his beautiful amoral daughter want him to steal it for them. Parker wants back the gun that could incriminate him. But new players are also taking an interest, from strutting syndicate boys to a fat man with a heavy accent who is lighter on his feet than he looks. All are maneuvering in preparation for a deadly, treacherous endgame.
Stockbroker Maggie Connor can't say no to the easy three million that follows from the death of her wealthiest client, especially with the bills for her parents' new condo rolling in. But it turns out that the client was murdered, and so now she must keep one step ahead of the market and several ahead of the law and the IRS.
Set in thirties London. Gangland capo Sonny Tarrant has been running a successful money laundering operation. But this scheme is threatened by three small-time thieves thinking big...
When ghostwriter Jake O'Hara's mother witnesses the murder of a parish priest, she becomes the killer's prime target. Now it's up to Jake to solve the crime - and keep her mother out of harm's way.
FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran is enlisted by London's elite New Scotland Yard to spearhead the investigation of a grisly set of crucifixion murders. Only Coran, an expert in tracking and capturing serial killers, can provide authorities with the insights to capture this madman.
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 bestselling novelist Jud Connors is found murdered at his isolated lakefront cabin, his daughter Abby soon finds herself discovering secrets in Jud's past, as well as in his final novel. Knowing that her father often used real people and real situations in his novels, Abby painstakingly combs the manuscript for clues to the murderer's identity.
Dodie Blackstock must come to terms with her lonely and dysfunctional past, and find her mother's killer before he finds her.
Hired to remodel the grandest old house on Cape May Island, contractor Josie Pigeon figures her summer is made. But before she can lift a hammer, she finds her new employer murdered on the premises. Now, Josie must try to nail down a killer.
Stone Barrington is the midst of plans to marry the daughter of a mafioso when he is called away to help an old flame. Arrington Calder believes she is about to be indicted for the murder of her husband, one of America's most beloved movie stars.
The joy of running a Vermont apple orchard offers Moira and Stan Earthrowl a chance to heal after tragedy shatters their lives. But when "accidents" begin to plague their idyll, a desperate Moira turns to neighbour and dairy farm owner Ruth Willmarth for help. Ruth's investigations turn up many surprising possible saboteurs, including Ruth's ex-husband.
Alan, once utterly respectable, is now unemployed and living a life of deception and adultery. To the police he is the prime suspect of a hideous and sordid crime, when his mistress' daughter disappears.