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The tale of an ordinary family that unknowingly invites the agent of their destruction into their own home. Julian, the tutor they hire for their troubled teenage son, almost becomes a member of the family. One by one they reveal their secrets to Julian, giving him the ammunition he needs to destroy them. Only Ruby, their 11-year-old daughter, senses Julian might not be what he seems.
Ray Flowers and his old friend George Mahoney have now set up a security and detection service. Their first case is to help someone whose daughter has joined a cult called 'The Eyes of God'. 11 years earlier Ray had jailed the cult leader for the ritualized murder of three young boys.
Actress Alice Nestleton agrees to house-sit for New York guidebook author Louis Montag for a few hours a week - and look after his cat Brat. But on her first day Alice is knocked out cold, Montag is murdered, and Brat goes missing.
30 years after Jack Keller saw his mother murdered (thrown to her death from their high-rise apartment) a robbery results in the death of Jack's wife and puts him into a wheelchair. His adopted son, Kid Detmer, helps Jack through his grief, but soon Kid is dead from an apparent fall from his apartment. The coincidence is too stange, and Jack sets out to find some answers.
MI6 agent Sam Packer follows a faint trail of coincidences that begins with his own father's disgrace 27 years before and with the whispered confidence from a dying gunrunner on a lonely road in Zambia. With the gunrunner's daughter, Julia, he follows the trail from Scotland to Vienna to an island in the Adriatic.
Eddie Mallon returns to Glasgow from America for the funeral after his father is murdered. Try as he might, Eddie cannot resist pushing beyond the bland front presented by the local investigators. And when he does, he finds himself spiralling into the mysteries of the past as well as the present. The Bad Fire is the place where children are told they will go for being naughty. Eddie is about to find out that even after all these years, the fire never goes out.
County Durham, 1962. Local hair stylist Gloria is found dead, floating in a coal-polluted pond, by her young niece Kathleen. Kathleen refuses to accept the suicide verdict. The twelve-year old keeps her eyes open, takes pictures with her Box Brownie, and embarks on a journey of discovery.
When her husband joins a monastery, Agatha hops on a plane to a sunny, remote island in the South Pacific, where she becomes embroiled in the mystery of a murdered bride found floating in a river.
The best mysteries of the year: Rendell, Wheat, Stabenow, Hess and Estleman are featured.
The only lawyer willing to take the case of a black man accused of murdering a senator is an outsider. As he prepares his defense, he finds himself lost in a world ruled by backroom politics, old money, a chain of deceit, betrayal and naked ambition - and soon discovers just how much one person will risk in order to leave behind a legacy.
When journalist India Kane travels from Sydney to the outback town of Cooinda for a reunion with her friend Lauren, she has no idea of the town's violent history and that locals renamed it Blood Junction. Then India is arrested for murder.
After her parents died in a murder-suicide, Lea Hardy left Stonybrook. Now, 20 years later, her brother Ted faces execution for the murders of his wife and daughters. When Lea receives anonymous letters proclaiming Ted's innocence, she returns to the small town that harbours long-buried secrets and turns to Mick Conklin, a man she's deeply attracted to, but cannot fully trust.
11 years ago Marie Carter was convicted of killing her two best friends. Now she is out of prison and her friends and family want nothing to do with her. But there is someone paying attention to her, watching her. They know that Marie Carter wants retribution.
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.
Alex Milius thinks he's landed the perfect job for his talents at MI6. But soon he's spinning a web of deception that traps him between his new masters and powerful adversaries. The difference between truth and lie can mean the difference between life and death. And Alex is having trouble telling them apart.
DS Kate Power is back in the Fraud Squad under the leadership of a hostile boss who is jealous of her relationship with DI Graham Harvey. But her work load makes her neglect him - she is working on a complex case involving a forged will that soon includes murder and an investigation into what may have been an unnatural death a generation ago.
Staff Sergeant Dan Laurenson of the quiet community of St. Michel is searching for a violet rapist who apparently has a history of chamaleon-like adaptation to any locale and a gift for getting himself into the good graces of any woman.
Caterer Goldy Schulz discovers that mixing haute cuisine with haut monde can prove deliciously deadly: she is asked to cater an event for the overprivileged "Elite Shoppers" of Westside Mall. She is distracted, however, by the work of a psychopath.
Colorado art teacher, sculptor and sleuth Maggie Kean discovers a dead body clogging her septic tank. To Maggie's horror, the body belongs to her neighbour who is also a close friend. It gets worse when Maggie is fingered as the prime suspect. Now she tries to evade the police, to clear her name, and to trap a killer.
Passed over for promotion, disillusioned Air Force investigator Major Burton Webber has resigned from the service. When an old friend approaches him about solving the brutal murder of an Amerasian bar girl, Webber reluctantly agrees.
When Colonel Margaret Wildman and her two young children are brutally slain, retired Air Force investigator Martin Collins is called in on the case. Finding evidence that links the colonel to the highest levels of the military, the government, and the commercial airline industry, Collins discovers a full-blown conspiracy that leads to a shocking confrontation on the floors of Congress.
A chance encounter with members of the mysterious CDS Foundation, at her parents' villa in Spain, changes Alma's life forever. At first the Foundation, although labelled a cult by the locals, seems to offer her a spiritual haven and she becomes a student. But what does the Foundation want from their students? What do they do at their Gatherings? And what price will she have to pay for finding out?
Already involved in a murder, the case of a young scribe apparently poisoned by the daughter of a powerful general, Lord Amerotke is summoned to the Temple of Seth. One of Egypt's great heroes has been brutally murdered and Pharoah Hatusu herself has decided to intervene. There is more to link the deaths than originally meets the eye, but can Amerotke track down the killer before he strikes again?
England, 1923. Daisy Dalrymple is off to the races. She is covering the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-the-Thames for an American magazine when she stumbles upon a murder that's anything but good sportsmanship.
In an idyllic Northumberland village the locals gather for the Harvest festival. By the end of the day all will be dead. The President of the US is arriving at a nearby air force base. By the end of the day he will be kidnapped and an international hunt will be on.
Liverpool PI/DJ Johnny Ace and his dog Roly have three cases to solve.
Stephanie Plum is hired to find a missing child. But things aren't always as they seem, and she must determine which side of the law she is working on. Meanwhile, there's Morelli to deal with. And if the relationship with Morelli is getting rocky, is it time for Ranger to move in for the kill?
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. Recommended.
A child is snatched from his mother in broad daylight from a crowded store. A young woman notices a man holding the same baby, a man who looks nothing like a new father. In one instant, Marina decides to follow him and finds herself in the midst of a kidnapping.
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.
When Fran Varaday, aspiring actress and part-time sleuth, is approached by PI Clarence Duke, she mistrusts him on instinct. But she can't ignore what he has to tell her. Her mother, Eva, who walked out on Fran when she was only seven years old, has hired Clarence to find her daughter. And for good reason. Eva is dying.
Facing a scorching Texas summer, fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor jumps at the chance to go to Seattle for a glamorous photo shoot. Dallas overlooks a few red flags - until a top male model is murdered. Amid rumours of mob involvement, Dallas works overtime to find the villain among the wool suits.
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?
Caribbean radio station deejay and general manager Kelly Ryan is invited to a dinner party honouring the visit to St. Chris by the Queen of Denmark. When all the guests wind up sick from food poisoning, it is quickly determined to have been deliberate.
On a bone-chilling day in Rutherford, Minnesota, a schoolboy is shot dead while waiting for the bus. Across town, a riot breaks out among members of a hockey team in the high school parking lot, apparently instigated by the police chief's son. Then a call about the shooting of a dog provides Detective Jake Hines with the missing link to these mysterious events.
New Orleans, 1835. An old freedwoman has been found dead in a shack. Could her murder be linked to the legends of a fortune in gold hidden by the pirate Jean Lafitte? Or to the wedding of two of the city's richest families? To find the answer, January and Rose must navigate a swamp of hate and greed.
Lesbian sleuth Jane Lawless must rescue her lawyer father when a client's father vows revenge.
When their mother disappeared from the Darrowdale Community, neither Caitlin nor her brother Daniel could believe their father capable of murder, as suspected by the police. Then one day her father turned on Caitlin in a drunken rage. Now, two decades later, Caitlin receives a chilling note claiming to know where her mother is.
Helen returns from an idyllic Greek island, haunted by the memory of her friend, Carla Finch, lying dead on a road. But as she tries to rebuild her life, a web of mysterious events draws her into the centre of her dead friend's world, her family, and particularly Daniel, the man Carla loved.
There's trouble brewing in sunny Hawaii. It's been a bad month for free-spirited journalist Star Hollie. Not only does he owe money to Mako, a feared loan shark, but his personal ad attracts beautiful and lonely women - one of them turns up dead on the beach. Soon, Hollie finds himself not attracting beautiful women, but a whole monsoon of trouble.
When several government employees are found murdered along the Columbia River, Francine Smohalla, a government worker of mixed Chinook and white descent, embarks on an investigation. She soon finds herself caught between her tribe and a local extremist.
In San Francisco for their honeymoon, newlyweds Anneke Haagen and Police Lieutenant Karl Genesko find themselves dragged into the investigation of the murder of a Michigan graduate student. Their friend, owner of a local sports bar, becomes the prime suspect because the victim had interviewed his patrons about their urges to overeat, which made her very unpopular. But was it reason enough to kill her?
A killer stalks the small town of Silence and has already claimed three victims - respected members of the community who harboured dark secrets. Nell Gallagher returns to her hometown after a decade to settle up with her painful past. But past and present tangle in the murderer's attacks and Nell must use the psychic skills that drove her away to find answers.
A man has 24 hours to find his missing schizophrenic sister before she can harm herself - or someone else.
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. Recommended.
In a steamy Mississippi town John Waters, a happily married man, fears he is being stalked by an obsessive former lover.
US Marine Sergeant John Groover is found dead at Washington Field the very morning he is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt. Did he die from the old wounds received at Guadacanal? Kate Fallon, who was organizing the reception, doesn't believe it and sets out to uncover Groover's secret.
Jake Geismar manages to wrangle a press slot for the Potsdam Conference. Then he stumbles on a murder - an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds. It leads him to a story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city both physically and morally devastated.
FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell is drawn back into the cat-and-mouse game of the serial killer known as the Collector. Albert Stucky has escaped from prison, and his trail of victims is leading closer and closer to Maggie.
Young Ernesto is undergoing counselling after being arrested by 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.
For thirty years Anna Jameson has been haunted by the murder of her 5-year-old sister Julie - while her family slept through a heavy storm. But now, as a photojournalist, she returns to New York City, scene of this horrendous, unsolved crime.
When the Premier of China is assassinated in Hong Kong, the stock markets go crazy. As governments scramble to keep the world financial system afloat, management consultants Jonathan Maynard and Lauren Trent must decide whether to gamble their lives on a rescue mission.
LAPD's Jessica Drake investigates the multiple murder of a plastic surgeon, his nurse, and his receptionist, shot dead in their plush Century City office. Her investigation focuses on the surgeon's foster son who has been missing since the shooting.
Two years after David Walker, an experimental psychologist, saves one of his pupils from drowning, Helen Costelloe writes to him out of the blue from Ireland. Married in the interim, her husband has now died and she has inherited a vast crumbling house in Munster. He agrees to visit only to find he has stumbled into a bizarre family case history: a dark story of madness and suicide that stretches back a century.
Although a terrorist group claims responsibility for the bomb-blast in Paris's Pasteur Institute, many in the intelligence community suspect that the world's top computer scientist, reputedly working on a molecular computer, and now kidnapped, may have been the real target.
The deal was impossible for Ben Ashurst to resist: participate in a cutting-edge project for a prestigious researcher. But the experiment - to unlock the secrets of human emotions - soon traps Ben in an expanding labyrinth of deception and betrayal.
The fifth crime novel to feature thirtysomething single mum and antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare. She packs up Ben and goes to stay with a childhood friend in a pretty village in Somerset. But it quickly becomes apparent that something has gone terribly wrong with her friend's life. Dido must fight through a maze of lies and misdemeanours and an accidental killing which might in fact be a murder with complicated side effects.
Sergeant Thronton Savage of NYPD's Manhattan South homicide squad suspects a professional hit man in a triple murder that may involve the Russian mob and a U.S. senator. However, Savage must also contend with Internal Affairs, which has made him the subject of a witchhunt.
Caught in the grip of ruthless Asian gangs, the Chinatowns of New York City and Toronto are the North American headquarters for a worldwide criminal network. When his fiancee is gunned down in a Toronto restaurant by a Vietnamese gang, Detective Cisco Sanchez, along with his partner Brian McKenna, follow the investigation around the world to the top of Hong Kong's organized crime world.
Young North Carolina district judge Deborah Knott becomes involved when a legal and artistic battle between two potters ends in murder.
Lawyer Paul Madriani defends a brilliant research physician, even though he believes the man to be a killer. Then a key witness for the prosecution dies unexpectedly, leaving behind an incriminating note.
When the latest in a series of violent robberies that targets elderly women in their homes leaves a murder victim, DI Joanna Piercy investigates. She discovers that the victim's estranged brother and his teenaged grandson are living next door.
His first novel in 7 years. Two old friends on an ordinary hiking trip discover that the deeper they get into the primeval wilderness, the greater the tension between them becomes - until the simmering hostility erupts into a life or death struggle for survival.
Espionage in Thailand, Vietnam and New York City. Restless, impatient, ruthless and ambitious, Stefani Fogg has committed all the sins available to a woman in a man's world. Now she's lured into the decades-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of a man they called the Silk King.
Kevin Kerney is back in Santa Fe as 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. Recommended.
When a fire reveals the body of a woman who vanished from Santa Fe years ago, Police Chief Kevin Kerney finds himself cooperating with his estranged son, a man he hardly knows.
Pacific Northwest eco-terrorists embark on a rash of lethal dam bombings along the Columbia River. US Fish & Wildlife agent Venus Diamond investigates the death of her friend and fellow ex-cop Louis Song, believed drowned in one of the explosions. Her investigation plunges her into the dark, violent world of environmental militancy.
Easy Rawlins is back. With the help of his friend Mouse he searches for Brawly Brown, a well-meaning young man who has joined a political group and believes he can be more than just a pawn between forces as old and hard as the city's streets.
A new psychological thriller from the author of TIN KICKERS.
First of a two-part series that revisits the early days of Newark cop Remo's apprenticeship with the Korean killing machine called Chiun, reigning master of Sinanju.
While Seattle's plus-sized investigator Josephine Fuller works undercover at a women's skills centre, she spots old acquaintance Teddy Etheridge. They last saw each other when Jo's husband ran away with Teddy's wife. Now Teddy's latest girlfriend is missing and he's traced her to the centre. Jo agrees to track her down, and is led straight to the murdered body of Teddy's estranged wife.
Steve Jay is a fireman on the edge. Crippling debts and relationship problems are coming between him and the job he loves. But his problems are only just beginning. A horrific fire tests him and his watch to the limit and when an old friend offers him serious money to investigate an infamous case from the past, it sounds like the answer to his prayers.
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. The young woman can't collect her 7 million dollars: her husband has mysteriously died, she's on the run from a powerful man's crusade of revenge, and can't give the IRS her name.
Nina Reilly's worst nightmare comes to life when an accidental breach of confidentiality forces this disgraced attorney to face a disciplinary hearing and possible disbarment. Does the blame lie with an unknown enemy or is Nina unfit to practice?
When the hottest decorator in Washington, D.C., is found dead, feng shui investigator Salome Waterhouse teams up with a private eye to uncover negative energy and the truth. Salome has her suspicions - especially of her new neighbour, Duncan Mah. But the only thing she can pin on Mah is bad taste and bad feng shui, and neither is a crime - yet.
After surviving the battle of Shiloh, Union Major Abel Jones investigates the murder of forty slaves at a crossroads far from the battlefield. He realizes that their blood may be on Northern as well as Southern hands, with devastating political repercussions.
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.
Daphne Matthews has been brought in to investigate the death of a young woman who was pushed off a bridge. Lou Boldt is following the trail of a murderer through Seattle's dangerous underworld. When the investigations suddenly point to the same person, the deception takes an artful turn.
Ten years after the events in THE ICE HARVEST (an Edgar, Hammett, Anthony and Dagger nominee) Gunther Fahnstiel escapes his nursing home to try to find hidden money. But on his trail is a detective who is trying to solve two murders, Gunther's stepson, a young grifter, and Gunther's wife.
When true-crime author Marie Lightfoot first reads the email message, she assumes it merely a sick joke. The man writes that he loves her work and that he and Marie seem to have a lot in common - because he is a killer much like the ones Marie writes about. Now he wants to give Marie the 'opportunity' to understand murder from the inside - by becoming his next victim.
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.
40-year-old Brooklynite Emma Price has a lot on her mind: her husband of a dozen years is bailing out; she is pregnant; her longtime babysitter drowns. The death of the babysitter draws the former legal investigator into a tangled web. With the help of Detective Laurence Solomon she will try to solve the puzzle in time to catch a killer.
Chris Shovelin, a small-time British private eye, is summoned by a friend to La Jolla in California. He gets there to find his friend dead with a bullet in the brain. His friend's former employer, a woman named China Heart, wants him to find her missing half-brother. The quest will take him on a violent, blood-soaked trip up the coast.
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?
Tempe Brennan links a decades-old mass murder in Guatemala with a contemporary homicide.
Tres Navarre leaves San Antonio and heads to Austin where his computer whiz brother Garrett is suspected of murdering his oldest friend and business partner. Tres must struggle with his own troubled family past as well as the cold-blooded killer who begins to stalk him.
Body parts of an American police officer from New Orleans are found in a heavily trafficked alley, arranged in a bizarre and puzzling manner. The murder appears to be the work of a trained assassin with a deadly message to convey. And it isn't long before he leaves another message: the body of an African diplomat is found as skillfully carved up as the first. Zhong Fong investigates.
Self-defense instructor Charlie Fox becomes involved in the search for a murderer-rapist after a woman with whom she had a tussle at the New Adelphi Club turns up dead an hour later. She is offered a job by the enigmatic owner of the Adelphi, but does not endear herself by pursuing the belief that the murder and the Club are connected.
While honeymooning in New Mexico's Taos Ski Valley, newly married CPA Charlie Parker is drawn into the five-year-old murder of a priest, whose ski instructor brother is arrested for the killing when the gun used in the crime turns up in a pawn shop. Charlie soon links the priest's murder to a treasure of stolen Vatican artifacts and discovers that he was anything but saintly.
Sara Linton, pediatrician and coroner for a small Georgia town, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, brutally murdered. Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Sara's ex-husband, discovers he's dealing with a sadistic killer-rapist when the body of a second victim is discovered.
Fish and Wildlife Agent Rachel Porter has been assigned to remote Montana. Not only are grizzlies disappearing, but members of the local Blackfeet tribe are also disappearing.
MacLaren Yarbrough is the new magistrate of Hope County, Georgia, who's appointed to replace her injured husband, Joe Riddley. When a local man is found murdered at Joe's birthday gala, MacLaren tries to sweet-talk clues out of affluent matriarchs, shady drifters, and even a disgruntled parrot.
Manchester PI Sal Kilkenny is hired to find a missing woman. She disappeared 20 years ago after being disinherited. But now her mother is dying and her brother Roger wants her found.
When middle-aged widower Rufus Moorcroft is found dead in his summerhouse, it is ruled suicide. But reporter Jill Francis and Detective Richard Thornhill believe there is more to it. Their investigations begin drawing together threads that stretch back through time to a highly charged summer before the war.
The latest Sister Fidelma mystery. Blown off course by a storm, Fidelma and Brother Eadulf find themselves on the coast of the Welsh kingdom of Dyfed. They are asked by their host, the elderly King Gwlyddien, to solve a mystery: the disappearance of the entire monastic community of nearby Llanpadern into thin air.
When her infant son's Chasidic babysitter vanishes, Juliet Applebaum wonders if the girl was fleeing her upcoming arranged marriage - or was it something more sinister? Traveling from Los Angeles to a Chasidic enclave in Brooklyn, Juliet searches for answers in her pursuit for justice.
When mysterious miniature nooses begin turning up across Falls City, Nebraska, Acting Deputy Sheriff Billy Tree must confront the legacy of the mob lynching of a black man half a century ago. How is this related to the appearance of a menacing stranger in town, and what is that man's connection to the woman Tree loves?
2000 Edgar First Novel nominee. Black LAPD officer Charlotte Justice is put at odds with the police hierarchy and plunged into LA's gang-banging politics after discovering the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, a thug who years before had murdered her husband and daughter.
A handy encyclopedia of the genre.
Sam Turner is hired by two sisters who are convinced that they are being stalked. And then one of the sisters turns up dead on the moors.
Melanie Travis's brother is getting married and so he hires Sara Bently, a dog handler moonlighting as a wedding coordinator, for the arrangements. Sara vanishes, her cottage burns down and a woman's body is found. Melanie Travis discovers that plenty of people had a grudge against her - from the dog show world to her own family.
A collaborative suspense novel, devised by William Bernhardt. After an oil tycoon decides to disinherit his wife and children, he turns up clubbed to death. His wife is charged with the crime and a curious cast of characters face off in and out of the courtroom. A chapter each is contributed by these bestselling authors: Leslie Glass, Gini Hartzmark, John Katzenbach, John Lescroart, Bonnie MacDougal, Phillip Margolin, Brad Meltzer, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Laurence Shames, and Bernhardt himself.
He doesn't want you alive. He doesn't want you dead. He wants you somewhere in between. Alison, the one person who holds the key to the killer's identity, is unable to tell anyone because of a deliberately induced stroke. Detective Tom Thorne discovers that Alison is the pscyhopath's masterpiece - the three women he killed before her were mistakes.
Crossword editor Belle Graham and PI Rosco Polycrates must put their wedding plans on hold when murder pays a visit in the form of two homeless people found dead with a crossword puzzle tucked beneath them. When Rosco disappears, Belle is left to work a series of anonymous crosswords delivered to her door. She must solve the puzzles to solve the crime - and to locate Rosco.
896 pages of collected short stories, including nearly a dozen new works, and featuring Scudder, Keller, Bernie and many more.
For the second time in his life Alex Penn wakes up in an alcoholic daze in a cheap hotel room off Times Square and finds himself lying next to the savagely mutilated body of a young woman. After the first death, he was convicted of murder, imprisoned, and then released on a technicality. But this time he has to find out what happened during the blackout and why - before the police do.
From the author of DEEP SOUND CHANNEL. In a frightening seascape where technology pushes warriors to new extremes, the difference between victory and defeat hinges on the two most advanced nuclear attack submarines in the world.
A frantic phone call from a snitch threatens to destroy everything Homicide Inspector Kate Gillespie has earned. When she comes to the meeting she sees the frightened informer shot dead - by another cop. Now she follows a trail of dirty deals, corruption and escalating violence that reaches into her own troubled family history.
Young Angelo Vestieri flees his past and his father to seek a second family among the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. There he rises from soldier to mob boss. But when he takes in an abandoned boy and teaches him his trade, he must finally choose between love and the savage lifestyle he helped create.
On a Roman holiday together, both Lady Margaret Priam and Betty Trenka become embroiled with an artist and an art dealer involved in forgery. As the men plot to infiltrate a villa where a rare Raphael painting is kept under lock and key, a dead body turns up in the estate's fountain.
The early days of Jack Ryan. One of his first assignments as a CIA analyst is to help debrief a high-level Soviet defector, who tells him that top Soviet officials, including Yuri Andropov, were planning to assassinate the Pope.
Attending a crime conference in New York City, Detective Regan Reilly is called by old friend Thomas Pilsner, president of the Settler's Club on Gramercy Park. Two benefactors are dead, diamonds they were donating to the club missing and Thomas is rapidly becoming the prime suspect.
TV anchorwoman Eliza Blake has close following. Very close. Close enough to kill you.
Sydney homicide inspector Scobie Malone investigates two murders committed on the same night at the Hotel Southern Savoy. The first victim is the wife of the American Ambassador - a slaying that will surely have international repercussions. But the second is the husband of a woman from Malone's own past.
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 small town of Gilchrist, Vermont, is home to America's most advanced maximum-security prison. When a riot allows inmates to escape, Gilchrist is outnumbered and under siege. A violent winter storm cuts off all access to the outside world, and a handful of survivors flee into the rugged timberland. But they soon become prey to a relentless killer with nothing to lose.
William Rayford, Rocksburg's first African American cop, is ready for anything that the town can throw his way, even if it means patrolling the river flats, where things can get deadly pretty quickly.
James Dedford Lyon, philanthropist and CEO of one of Pittsburgh's greatest steel companies, has been gunned down in his palatial home by a sniper. Detective Ruggiero Carlucci is distracted from the case by a violent outburst from his mother that leads her to a mental hospital and some treachery from his partner.
Longtime Key West freelance photographer Alex Rutledge is sent to document a murder - but Alex is sure that this killing has been done before. Someone on Key West is duplicating notorious unsolved homicides. While the cops search throught the island's colourful social strata to find a motive or a perpetrator, they keep coming back to one man: the guy with the camera.
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 inhaling a mouthful of seawater and drowning.
When Verovolcus, a renegade with ties to Roman crime magnates operating in London as well as King Togidubnus, is found stuffed head-first down a well, Falco must defuse a tricky diplomatic situation. He finds a way to put to use a troublesome female gladiator from his own bachelor past as he pursues the gangsters back to the Italian town of Ostia for a final showdown.
Athens, 332 BC. Boutades, an eminent citizen, is found brutally murdered and suspicion falls on young Philemon. Philemon's cousin Stephanos is elected to defend his name in court, and in desperation seeks assistance from his former mentor, Aristotle.
Scotia MacKinnon's new client doesn't believe his sister's death was a freak accident. But with no body and no clues, authorities decide Tina Breckinridge, a sailing instructor, must have drowned. Scotia senses foul play, but she and her assistant Zelda follow dead ends. They are ready to give up, but little do they know their problems have only just begun.
When a woman is found brutally murdered in her own home, it kicks off an investigation into a bizarre series of murders believed to be committed by the same savage - and cunning - killer. As the city's panic grows, civil attorney Teddy Mack is thrown into the grisly case and into a world of dirty politics and corrupt justice.
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.
Invited to teach dance at the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Easton Arts Retreat, Lindy Haggerty quickly finds herself mired in betrayal, twisted desire, and the brutal death of a rebellious scholarship student.
Boston newspapers label the serial killer 'The Surgeon' for his apparently medical precision. The only clue the police have is a 2-year-old attack on Dr. Catherine Cordell, who killed her assailant. Now this new killer is re-creating, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell's own ordeal.
A freak blizzard forces Willi Gallaher and Native American investigator Quannah Lassiter to hole up in an inn near Austin. But inside, someone is murdered. As Willi investigates, she encounters a war-painted warrior come-to-life from old photos, whispering winds, and Quannah's stories of tribal snow snakes. Willi must trust her instincts and Quannah's strange visions to narrow the clues to the crime.
The discovery of some bodies from the last World War II bomb site in London, where a pub called the Blue Last once stood, leads to some questions about who is truly heir to a large fortune. Richard Jury recruits a reluctant Melrose Plant to solve the problem.
San Francisco journalist Ambrose Bierce investigates when a Hawaiian princess accompanying the dying King Kalakua disappears. As the intrigue surrounding the succession mounts, Bierce and his protege Tom Redmond search for the princess.
Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader and bone-pedlar, is in pursuit of two missing relics. However his efforts are hampered by the renegade lord William de Breos and a sadistic pirate known as the Crow. Meanwhile his beloved Janiva has been accused of sorcery, imprisoned and threatened with burning at the stake.
Detective Leah Harris and Internal Affairs investigator Frank Milkovich have only 24 hours. Their individual investigations into a female college student suddenly lead them to a plot that reaches far beyond the Seattle Police Department.
Intrigue in medieval Japan.
Tam Buchanan's law firm is executing the will of Vanessa Grassick, wife to the most influential advocate in the city, a man who could make or break Tam's career. But Tam is beginning to suspect that Vanessa's death in a gas explosion was no accident. With the help of Fizz he pursues a circumspect investigation.
When the Washington State attorney general's star witness is murdered in Joanna Brady's Cochise County, he sends his newest investigator, J. P. Beaumont to ride herd on Sheriff Brady, a woman that the attorney general assumes is an Annie Oakley bumpkin.
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.
When antique music box restorer Frank the Crank is beaten and left for dead and sightings of a mysterious music box are related to the rise in unfortunate accidents, Dr. Thomas Purdue and an eccentric cast of music box collectors are plunged into a dangerous game - complete with a couple of murders - to get their hands on the coveted treasure.
Decker and Lazarus head for New York to help with a murder in the family of Decker's half-brother Rabbi Jonathan Levin. The Rabbi's brother-in-law is found slain in a seedy hotel room and the victim's 15-year-old niece is missing.
Invited to join the Vanderbilt's estate in Newport, Bedford Green senses an ulterior motive. The hostess wants the latest gossip on Hungarian Countess Zala, but when Bedford and his assistant Sloane arrive, no further mention of the countess is made. Later the countess's body is discovered after some midnight skinny-dipping. Bedford then discovers that the rich and famous won't let murder get in the way of their fun.
Romance author Sabrina Wright asks Archy McNally to find her missing husband. Sabrina had sent her husband to find her daughter, who had run off when she learned Sabrina hadn't adopted her, but was really her natural mother. That sent the girl looking for her real father, a Palm Beach blue blood who'd paid for anonymity.
20 years after L.A. reporter Neil Gulliver covered the murder of John Lennon, he and his ex-wife Steve Marriner agree to appear at a music festival honouring the rock star. Soon they're dodging one murder attempt after another.
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.
Swedish reporter Annika Bengtzon has a source saying that the bomb blast that destroyed Stockholm's new Olympic stadium just months before the summer games wasn't an act of terrorism, but rather something much more personal. Recommended.
A travelling carnival attracts Judge Deborah Knott's attention when a case comes before her concerning the destruction of an inflatable carnival ride. Then one of the concessionaires is found dead, his mouth stuffed with quarters from his game of chance. She learns he may have been doing a little blackmail on the side, and that one of his targets may have been one of her brothers.
Three seemingly unrelated events are the first signs of an unimaginable network of fear. Soon, one unlikely hero is led into a chilling confrontation with The Straw Men. No one knows who they are - or why they kill. But they must be stopped.
Li Yan, stationed at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC is sent to southern Texas to determine how a fellow countryman ended up dead inside a sealed refrigeration unit. There he encounters Margaret Campbell, who walked out of his life in China. Thrown together, they find themselves confronting the huge trade in illegal immigrants.
In post-WW1 Paris, Professor John Darnell is called to investigate ghostly apparitions at the Le Grand Hotel - and the murder of a flamboyant writer found dead after a party. Darnell doesn't believe either the victim or the killer is a phantom, and enlists the help of young journalist Ernest Hemingway to prove it.
When a reclusive artist delivers a painting of a blue wolf to Alix Thorssen's Jackson Hole, Wyoming, gallery, she asks Alix to investigate the accidental shooting of a teenage boy whose death 25 years earlier went oddly uninvestigated. When Alix finds disturbing clues to a murder and a cover-up, she's plunged into a bitter feud between ranchers and environmentalists.
Clinical psychologist Tony Hill has lost his taste for probing the minds of serial killers, but a clinically efficient killer is murdering psychologists across Europe, including a friend of Tony's. His former partner, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan, is working undercover on a major drug sting. She is beginning to suspect her own bosses of playing a deeper, even more deadly game.
As rehearsals finally get underway at the Riverside Theatre, the police across town are entering Carl's house - and discovering the body of his wife, Estelle...
Nick Stone takes the job of kidnapping a money-laundering mob boss from his fortified Helsinki hotel room and delivering him to St. Petersburg. But things start going wrong and Nick finds himself in the bleak underworld of Estonia, trapped between British, American and Russian intelligence agencies.
Six brand new stories about one of the finest barristers ever to defend a client or to savour a fine wine.
Antiques dealer Abby Timberlake Washburn is thrilled when asked by Mrs. Amelia Shadbark - the doyenne of Charleston society - to broker a pricey collection of Lalique glass sculpture. Mrs. Shadbark, however, meets a foul, untimely end, and Abby, the last to visit the victim's home, is pegged as the prime suspect.
An arson attack on the home of a journalist seems motiveless, then Inspector John Bright discovers that the reporter was having an affair, that his ex-wife had links to the drug trade and that he had been close to publishing articles exposing police corruption.
Novelist Juliet Bodine helps a friend mount a production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS with a Manhattan ballet company. In a world of intense backstage rivalry and competing agendas, Juliet is soon suspected in a dancer's death. She enlists the aid of Brooklyn detective Murray Landis.
Egypt, 1914. The Mamur Zapt is unhappily rounding up enemy aliens, looking for missing guns, and dealing with dubious ghaffirs. All the while, however, the face in the cemetery will not go away.
Returning to rural Tetumka, Oklahoma, Chatalene Morrell is determined to find out why her father was lynched years ago for a crime he didn't commit, and why her mother disappeared shortly afterward. She suspects four men - but it seems someone is already pursuing vengeance as one by one the men are murdered. Unfortunately, Chatalene becomes the prime suspect.
Marcus Wallace and Jonathan Bates are Canadian dotcom wunderboys, on a trade mission to Brazil to sell a website to help people make choices. But an eco tour up the Rio Negro river into the Amazon jungle ends with the capture of their boat by unknown assailants who kill the crew and kidnap the trade mission. They do not understand why their captors are taking them one by one and torturing them. But when the opportunity to escape presents itself, the team flees back to the river.
Actor Max Jaxon had star power and a promising career. But it all ends when a daring film stunt goes horribly wrong. Police detective Christopher Daniel pieces together Max's life frame by frame and finds that Max's past was filled with so much jealously and scandal that everyone who knew him is guilty of something - and one of them is guilty of murder.
Detective Inspector Lynne Jordan tries to connect the disappearance of a young researcher in Russian languages and the body of a woman found battered to death in a hotel room in Hull. The researcher was helping Lynne in her investigation of the international flesh trade.
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.
Hired by a young heiress to find her middle-aged lover - a potter who owes her money - Milan Jacovich is thrust among the artists who frequent the Coventry section of Cleveland Heights. Milan learns that the potter is a con man and a deal maker who has surprising contacts among collectors - one of them being Milan's nemesis, suave Victor Gaimari, one of the new breed of mobsters.
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. Recommended.
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. They must risk everything to solve the murder - and uncover a conspiracy at the centre of the city's drug trade.
Ex-PI Joe Kurtz is employed by the Farinos to track down the mafia family's missing accountant - a man with way too much knowledge to have on the loose. But he starts rubbing the wrong people the wrong way for all the right reasons and begins turning up killer, freaks, traitors and madmen.
Buffalo crime boss 'Little Skag' Farino wants Joe Kurtz dead and is sending in platoons of hit men. Farino's sister Angelina is back from Sicily and has her own deadly agenda for Kurtz. Meanwhile Kurtz learns that the 11 years he spent in prison for killing the murderers of his partner Samantha were all for nothing. The man really responsible for Samantha's death is still alive and better protected than the pope. In the midst of this a man named Frears wants him to find his daughter's killer.
New Orleans PI Talba Wallis finds herself employed by crusty old detective Eddie Valentino who doesn't like anyone young, female or black. She is hunting a man who seduces teenage black girls and may be making them disappear. At the same time she is haunted by disturbing near-memories, but her forgotten past only emerges when violence enters her life.
Canadian author. Jack Vermilion owns a container ship company and is approached by a man wanting 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.
Whitney Burke, when she lost her assistant in a caving accident, walked away from her career as a cave researcher and marine biologist. In the face of her vow never to enter Labyrinth Cave again, her own husband and daughter have joined a NASA-sponsored caving expedition. When the expedition is hijacked by a group of radical criminals, Whitney must make a choice between the horror of returning underground or standing aside and losing her family.
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.
When a fast-rising blue-collar teamster with designs on the union presidency is murdered in West Virginia, along with his wife and youngest child, the victim's two surviving children demand that Butch Karp take the case. He reluctantly agrees. His fears are justified when Marlene and their three children are targeted by the killers.
Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard and his elusive partner Hamish know that something is not right. It is 1919, and Herbert Baker, a lifelong Protestant, demands to see a Catholic priest as he lays dying. When the priest is then murdered, Rutledge doubts that it is the tragic consequence of a burglary attempt.
Lee Donne is housesitting her grandfather's isolated Oregon home when she is tormented by strange sounds at night. She discovers their source to be a young man, who accidentally dies during the course of her investigation. What was he after? She discovers an envelope full of old photographs that seem to suggest her family was once connected to the Ku Klux Klan.
Jed and Susan Henshaw celebrate their 30th anniversary at the inn where they spent their honeymoon. It will be a night to remember: Ashley Marks is poisoned and her body hidden beneath a pile of gifts. Now Susan must track down a killer whose roots may be buried deep in Ashley's past.
Texas Judge Whit Mosely deals with legendary treasure, modern-day piracy, and a life-or-death game that turns his friend, Port Leo police detective Claudia Salazar, into a high-seas hostage.
Web London roars into a dark alley one night with his FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Seconds later the team is ambushed and every man is dead - except Web. The FBI investigation puts Web under increasing suspicion, and Web looks for help from an unlikely ally in finding the killer of his friends.
Owen Allison returns home to West Virginia. His eccentric aunt Lizzie claims to have shot a man on Dismal Mountain, but Owen knows she's covering for someone. And when an old girlfriend, now a nun, turns up dead after helping Owen, he sets out to find the truth. Slowly a conspiracy of big money, deadly schemes and ruthless murders emerges.
Georgia detective Sunny Childs must disguise herself to get into a ritzy women's hunting club - and to unearth these ladies' murderous secret...
Simon Darcourt is facing his mid-thirties and the realization he is never going to be a rock star. Some cope with the failure of their dreams with affairs, others with the bottle. For Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination. Recommended.
Stephanie Patrick is a chameleon, surviving by adapting, whatever the circumstances. Now she wants to put all her pasts behind her. But there is Konstantin Komarov. The FBI call him the Don from the Don - he is at the heart of a financial empire created by the Russian crime pandemic. Between the two exists Koba, which is an old alias for a new threat.
A depression era Grace and Favor mystery. Robert is dismantling an old icehouse on their property when he discovers a mummified corpse. He follows the only lead he has - a tailor's label in the cadaver's clothes - to Manhattan, while Lily pursues leads locally with the handsome chief of police.
Pittsburgh amateur sleuth and copywriter Leigh Koslow discovers, in her fifth case, that where there's a will, there's a way.
Burnt-out reporter Nelson Ingram knows that in Litchfield, Alabama, not everything is as it seems - even an apparent Klan lynching.
Slick Florida public relations executive Garrett Doherty becomes obsessed with an enigmatic beauty known as Magdalena. She wants him to promote Tierra Grande, a gated playground for millionaires. Doherty is pulled into confrontation with a Cuban expatriate land developer associated with US intelligence agencies, the anti-Castro movement and a far-reaching cocaine empire.
After his wife and daughter are brutally slain, ex-cop Charlie 'Bird' Parker leaves the mean streets of New York behind and returns to his native Maine. But peace is elusive: the killings of another mother and child put him onto the trail of a murderer with connections deep in Charlie's own past. New evidence arises in the long-ago deaths of his father and grandfather. Recommended.
When the accidental discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into violent conflict with a group of zealots intent upon tracking down a relic linking them to the slaughter.
Life seems idyllic for Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid, new residents of London's bohemian Notting Hill. But life takes a sinister turn as they become involved in the mystery of a woman found murdered outside of her luxurious mansion.
The death of a local octogenarian isn't big news - until his widow insists he was murdered. That's when Emma Lord starts digging for the real story ... and discovers that blackmail and arson are part of the sinister scoop.
Marcus Didius Falco discovers a body buried under the tiles of his new bath house. The contractors have fled to Britain whence, as the Fates have it, Falco is ordered. A local chief and ally of the Romans is having a palace built by the Emperor Vespasian, but the project is running late, work is slipshod, and fatal accidents keep happening.
When several young women are discovered slaughtered in a room in a Parisian brothel, police bring in Irene Adler at the discreet request of 'someone' in a position of power. Irene wonders at this request - and at the uncanny resemblance of these murders to a series that took place in London just a short time earlier.
One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones: another group of people have submitted themselves to the brutal exposure of the televised real-life soap opera, House Arrest. But this one is different. One of the group is a murderer who has managed to kill under the constant gaze of the cameras. Who is it - and how was it done? Recommended.
Two of Canada's top detectives, Charlie Salter and Bennie Cooperman, collaborate to solve this Toronto-based mystery.
Forensic psychologist Peter Zak, employed at a Boston psychiatric institute, intends to help a colleague find the root of her daughter Olivia's destructive behaviour. Instead he finds his colleague with a bullet in her head and her daughter Olivia holding the gun. To the authorities Olivia is the prime suspect, but Peter digs deeper.
Paperback original - from the author of the Stephanie Plum series. Her life was pleasant, proper and predictable - until he showed up and trouble moved in. Romantic.
Jane Wheel is a 'picker' for an antiques dealer, sniffing out 'killer stuff' at estate sales, auctions and flea markets in suburban Chicago. But a bad week gets worse when she finds the murdered body of her neighbour, a fellow collector. The police get involved when she stumbles over a second corpse.
US counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp has only two weeks to deal with the imminent threat of Iraq as a nuclear power. As the clock ticks he is in action, from the deadly alleys of Baghdad to the corruption-riddled streets of Washington, D. C.
Joe, although struggling to survive his job in a high-powered law firm, undertakes the challenge of finding his childhood friend Jenna, missing for four years. Helped by his prickly girlfriend Sarah, he manages to find Jenna, only to realize too late that he has set some terrible events into motion.
One of Kinky's sidekicks and a stalwart Village irregular, Mike McGovern, disappears while in Hawaii working on a book. With a few friends Kinky heads to the islands and a perilous adventure involving ancient myths, sacrificial cults, totems, taboos and the occasional lei.
A new Kinky Friedman adventure.
Istanbul, 1940. Odessa writer I. A. Serebin is executive secretary of the International Russian Union, an emigre organization based in Paris. He is recruited by a British agent into a clandestine operation to stop the export of Romanian oil to Germany. Serebin's journey begins in Bucharest and takes him to Paris, the Black Sea ports, Belgrade and the Danube River. It is a race against time through the back alleys and glittering salons of 1940.
Magdalene la Batarde, 12th century whoremistress, and Sir Bellamy of Itchen must investigate when one of her former employees, blind Sabina, is accused of murder. She and her lover, the deformed Master Mainard, are believed to have stabbed to death Mainard's unpleasant wife.
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. Recommended.
A story overheard in a pub called the Grave Maurice makes its way to Melrose Plant and Richard Jury. A girl named Nell Ryder, granddaughter to the owner of the Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, went missing more than a year before and has never been found. Then a woman, unknown to the Ryders, is found dead on their track. But Plant recognizes her as the woman from the Grave Maurice who told the story about Nell.
Puzzle lady Cora Felton must solve three murders, while readers race to complete a puzzle.
The 6th ancient Egypt mystery featuring Medjay policeman Lieutenant Bak.
If only Alice could get rid of her new stepfather, Simon Jester. No one wants to believe that the pieces of his tragic past don't fit - or that he is trying to poison Alice and her older brother. Until the one night her mother comes in to kiss her goodnight and instead whispers a single word... "RUN".
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.
A memoir - Hillerman recalls his life from his upbringing in Depression-era Oklahoma to his life as a legendary author.
Elena Etes is a dark horse, always pushing the boundaries. But when her risk-taking costs the policewoman her job - and the life of a fellow cop - she retreats to Florida's rural horse country to recover. There she is drawn into a local mystery.
The village of Compton holds many memories for PC Sarah Delaney - most of which she's tried hard to forget. Compton was the place where her boyfriend had lived - and where he died.
Tie-in to the movie based on the book (original title: 24 HOURS) by Greg Iles. 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.
5th mystery featuring middle-aged English professor Bel Barrett. She leads members of the Urban Kayaking Club as they observe flora and fauna native to the infamous swamp known as the New Jersey Meadowlands. But then the battered corpse of one of the kayakers turns up, another kayaker is wrongly accused of killing her, and Bel must find and bring the real murderer to justice.
Psychological thriller. After 7-year-old William Dickson watches his friend Fat Norris fall to his death from a tree, he learns how easy it is to kill and get away with it. But can his memory of past events be completely trusted?
As the day's light fades deep in the steamy Everglades, the Townsend family begins to understand that their annual camping trip has become a nightmare. They find themselves in a deserted village built entirely on stilts. The air begins to hum and crackle and then explode with light. And when they recover, the Townsends make a terrifying discovery that puts their lives in deadly danger.
When Manhattan social worker Anita Servi stumbles over the body of an elderly woman outside her apartment, she recognizes her as Lillian, the homeless person who spent occasional nights in the hallway. Though the death is ruled accidental, Anita digs deeper into the death and Lillian's murky past, making some stunning discoveries.
The rakehell son of Sir Julian Cheever has suddenly disappeared in Restoration London. There are conflicting reports on the missing man's supposed repentance. Was he the victim of a blackmailer? Architect Christopher Redmayne assists Constable Jonathan Bale is seeking the young man.
When her artist father emerges from an 8-year coma, Jane Sailor, a theatrical choreographer, discovers that his tragic fall down the stairs of their Soho loft was no accident. But when he dies suspiciously, Jane becomes convinced that the clock in one of his paintings is the key to the murder. She embarks on an odyssey into the international art world.
An overworked sheriff and a string of condo burglaries at a posh upstate ski resort have Lt. Joe Gunther and the newly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation to deal with a one-company town populated by bored millionaires and supported by a small legion of resort employees.
Chief Inspector Jacobson investigates when adulterous Jenny Mortimer is found dead on the driveway and her jealous husband Gus has no alibi.
Maureen O'Donnell (of GARNETHILL and EXILE) is facing the darkest episode of her life: she owes more in back taxes than she makes; the psychologist who murdered her boyfriend is up for trial, with Maureen the reluctant star witness; her abuser arrives back in Glasgow in time for the birth of her sister's baby. And on top of it all Maureen has become embroiled in someone else's family feud.
1862: As troops prepare to capture Richmond, undercover agent Bronwen Llyr must engineer her brother's escape from a Confederate prison before the date set for his hanging.
Paul and Gina Bradley's marriage is in trouble; the only light in their lives is Rachel, the child they adopted and raised. Then Rachel is kidnapped, and the sacrifice they must make to get her back will result in their own utter humiliation. Will they have the strength to get her back?
Mallory recognize the crime. A woman is found hanging in a burning apartment, tufts of her own blonde hair stuck in her mouth and red candles scattered all around. It is identical to another two decades old. She also recognizes the victim. It is a prostitute named Sparrow, who took Mallory in years ago and then betrayed her.
PI Sunny Randall signs onto a booktour as a bodyguard-escort for bestselling author Melanie Joan Hall. Sunny is to protect her from an overbearing ex-husband, a psychotherapist. After an incident at a booksigning that leaves the ex bloodied and the author unconcious, Sunny knows that she is going to have to crack this case from the inside.
Shan is on the run from the Chinese army. He had agreed to lead an expedition to return a long-lost idol to a distant Tibetan valley. But then the monk guiding them is murdered and it turns out that the idol had been stolen from the army. Ever the investigator Shan attempts to unravel the mysteries. Why is the army so eager to retrieve the idol? Why has an American woman geologist abandoned an oil company's drilling project and fled into the mountains?
After two beautiful women are found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist, William Monk and his wife Hester desperately hope to save a friend accused of cold-blooded murder.
14th century Italy: Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI, is a man whose lustful appetites for power, luxury and women are matched only by his consuming love of family.
12 mystery authors present their favourite stories: Grafton, Paretsky, Block, Gault, Lutz, Michael Collins, Parnell Hall, Healy, Pronzini and Randisi are included.
A collection of his finest short stories, including seven Inspector Rebus stories. 560 pages.
When a business venture turns out to be a front for the Russian mob, former Gulf War pilot and businessman Jet Gallavan must uncover the conspiracy before it swallows him whole.
6th gardening mystery to feature Louise Eldridge. Her hectic Thanksgiving preparations are interrupted when a brutal murder is committed in her own backyard.
The new Lieutenant Eve Dallas mystery. A frightening new computer virus is spreading and it knows no boundaries. Eve must face the impossible - that this computer virus can spread from machine to man.
Successful Manhattan attorney Philip Randall has it all - until a prep school classmate suddenly appears with an eye on Philip's bank account - and some revealing photographs of Philip and his best friend's wife. Now things turn deadly, and Philip is at the centre of a murder investigation that could end his career, marriage and fabulous life.
When a clairvoyant turns up dead, former undercover operative Roland Troy is pulled out of his retirement in backwoods Vermont to pursue an ongoing international conspiracy.
Sarah Hill knew they executed serial killer Scott Corbin. Her testimony condemned him to death. But now, Sarah has seen him again, walking free. And he has seen her.
New York, 1892. Harper's Weekly contributor and dime novelist Marshall Webb meets a newly arrived Dutch immigrant, Christina Van de Waals. She hopes to become a singer, but then vanishes without a trace. Marshall becomes embroiled in the world of corrupt government officials, ruthless sweatshop owners and callous slumlords that await the immigrants passing through Ellis Island.
Cambridge investigator Laura Principal must discover whether a young man is a child that vanished 12 years before on a wild stretch of shoreline in East Anglia. The missing child's mother must know whether this is truly her son - or an interloper. Recommended - winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for best Canadian mystery.
Alaska state trooper Sergeant Liam Campbell is the representative of law and order in the fishing village of Newenham. Now, just as his future starts to heat up, he delves into a case of a downed WWII army plane found mysteriously frozen in a glacier.
13 award-winning female mystery and crime writers collaborate on a comic soap-opera murder mystery: Barr, J. D. Robb, Pickard, Scottoline, O'Shaughnessy, Jance, Kellerman, Mary Jane Clark, Talley, Perry, Gabaldon, McDermid and Laurie King tell the tale of the visit of former cellist Caroline Blessing to an exclusive spa and the series of murders that occurs there.
Miss Jake O'Hara has just joined the behind-the-scenes cast of a Broadway musical as a writer. But in this production, the star is about to fall - to her death...
Hollywood stuntman Reb Barret finds himself in Italy looking for Leonardo da Vinci's Circles of Truth, a coded 15th-century map that will lead him to the Medici dagger. This is a weapon so light and indestructible it is worth a fortune to arms manufacturers. To Rob it is his only link to his father's suspicious death years ago.
50 years ago 14-year-old Gerald, whose best friend was his stillborn twin Jack, discovered the body of his elder sister Monica, beaten to death with a wooden stake. Her young GI boyfriend was hanged for the crime, but too late Gerald's father discovered who the real murderer was. Now Gerald is still a loner and still talks to his dead brother Jack. When he sees Mel, the 12-year-old daughter of a colleague, he is struck by her resemblance to Monica and begins following her. A few days later Mel disappears.
Benin, West Africa. Englishman Bruce Medway operates as a 'fixer' for traders, but now he is looking for missing expat Steven Kershaw. Is Kershaw tied to the shady dealings of the formidable Madame Severnou and Jack Obuasi? Is he a vicious murderer? Is he, indeed, alive or dead?
Leavenworth prison is a joke to a man like Johnny Maxwell and now Maxwell's loose in middle America, a trail of dead in his wake. Operation Dominance Rain sends in a man who knew Maxwell the best, the one who learned his tactics and understood the way his mind works. But as Dale Miller closes in he begins to understand that his true mission is: kill or be killed. Recommended.