hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
After a member of a European tour group mysteriously dies in Zurich, the remaining members arrive in London, tight lipped and fearful. When foul play strikes again, Doug Perkins of the PR firm of Perkins & Tate, and his cat Pandora, are on the prowl for a murderer.
The new James Bond. 007 is in Japan, providing security for the Prime Minister at a summit. Soon, however, he is pursuing a terrorist who wishes to use biological warfare to punish the foreigners who have polluted traditional Japanese culture. Bond has the help of Tiger Tanaka (from YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE).
Attorney Ben Kincaid's latest client is a man facing execution for the massacre of a family. But when the witness who helped convict him - and who Ben thinks perjured himself - turns up dead, only Ben can hunt down the killer who is determined to cover his tracks - with blood.
In the most scandalous case of his career, Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid defends a radical parish priest on trial for murder - and facing the death penalty. To prove his client innocent he must plunge into a whirlpool of dark secrets and dangerous church politics.
Albuquerque PI Bubba Mabry is offered a job by Texas hotshot William J. Pool to deliver ransom to the kidnappers of the pampered son of a multi-millionaire. When it's revealed that the son is behind his own kidnapping, his father has a new deal for Pool and Bubba.
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.
From the daughter of James Lee Burke. A seemingly simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception for Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid, when she uncovers a trail leading to a prostitution ring of underage girls and a possible serial killer.
The military is developing genetically engineered animals for combat. Attorney Herman Strockmire's client is dismembered by one of these monsters and he goes after the military.
Novelization of the motion picture remake of the 1970s series about the LAPD's elite Special Weapons and Tactics unit.
A stranger is found dead, and Josse d'Acquin is threatened as a result of a family secret dating from his father's actions in the Crusade. Fifth in the Haweknlye series.
India, 1922. Scotland Yard's Joe Sandiland, seconded to the Governor of Bengal, must discover the link between the apparent accidental deaths of officers in the Bengal Greys, one a year in March. On the grave of each a small red rose appears on the anniversary of the death.
A treasured Betsy Ross flag is missing, and FBI Special Agent Nate Murtagh has just days to find it. His search takes him to the Philadelphia art world where he meets a savvy antiquities dealer. In using the dealer's connections to find the flag, Nate ends up protecting her.
A retitled reissue of THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO THE SEA.
It's been six years since surgeon Dooley McSweeny and his wife adopted their son from Russia. When medical tests indicate that their little boy could not possibly have come from Russia, the couple is plunged into the dark, complex world of international adoption.
When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is murdered, Air Force investigator Martin Collins finds himself thrust into the most controversial case of his career. Matters become explosive when the three most likely suspects turn out to be other members of the Joint Chiefs.
Greece, 4th century BC: Stephanos and Aristotle track the abductor of the heiress of a prominent silver merchant to Delphi, where the Oracle resides. There they hope to receive an answer to the mystery.
The new chief enforcement officer of the soon-to-be-closed Fort Hazelton expects to deal with nothing more challenging than a few petty thefts. But the post's quiet is shattered by the brutal murder of a young woman - the aide of the base's general.
Now that Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher are married, they plan a honeymoon cruise to America. But once they set sail, the pleasant voyage dissolves into an atmosphere thick with chaos, blackmail, gossip - and death.
Based on the 1629 voyage of the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company flagship bound for the colonies with a cargo of untold riches. The talented apothecary Jeronimus Cornelisz shifts before our eyes into a murderous madman. Recommended.
Half American, half Japanese, John Rain is based in Tokyo - where he kills people for a living. But he won't kill just anyone. And never a woman. Rain may not be a good man, but he's good at what he does - until he falls for the beautiful daughter of his last kill.
When a high ranking member of British Intelligence disappears, Ian Fleming investigates.
Seattle journalist/true crime writer Frank Corso and photographer Meg Dougherty are caught in a blizzard and take refuge in a deserted house, where they find the remains of several bodies.
FURY's rogue Seattle journalist Frank Corso returns and confronts secrets and corruption when friend and photojournalist Meg Dougherty ends up in the ICU just as Corso begins covering the murder trial of a powerful West Coast crime boss.
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.
Francis is a young, good-looking, golden-haired gardener. Although the nuns are besotted by his charm and his handiwork, Anna is less convinced by his motives: the killing of a magpie is an eerie, ominous sign of what is to follow.
As a heat wave of epic proportions descends, the game begins again. Two girls have disappeared - and the clock is ticking. Rookie FBI agent Kimley Quincy knows she'll have to break some rules to beat an especially vicious criminal at a game he's had time to perfect.
Gifted FBI profiler Avery Delaney must use every one of her adroit skills on the case of her life, matching wits with a cunning hired killer.
Nick's father, a retired archaeologist, refuses to sell the family's Cornwall home after receiving a ridiculously high offer. Only after his father's death will Nick learn the reason.
When presidential candidate Richard Nixon decides to stop in Black River Falls, Iowa, during the summer of 1960, Judge Esme Ann Whitney wants the town to shine. So when a snake-handling preacher turns up dead, she orders lawyer/private eye Sam McCain to clean up the mess.
Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck takes on what looks like an easy case and wins, only to discover that his client has scammed everyone. When the client, an ex-girlfriend, turns up dead in Jack's bathtub, Jack is the prime suspect in the murder. Recommended.
Sally Fenning is dead, and former hitman Tatum Knight hires Miami criminal attorney Jack Swytek to defend him. Sally has named Tatum in her will, along with five other people she had reason to hate. The catch is, the only one who will inherit her millions is the last one standing.
Mexico City, 1835: Benjamin January and his new bride Rose arrive to help friend Hannibal Sefton, accused of murdering the only son of a prominent landowner.
Lesbian sleuth Jane Lawless must rescue her lawyer father when a client's father vows revenge.
A killer has made Manchester's Westy Lane his local hunting ground, leaving the police a tiny forget me not flower placed delicately in his victim's entrails. Meanwhile prostitute Pat Noone's 12-year-old daughter Lisa, after a youth club disco, meets and falls in love with Benny. But Benny wants more from Lisa than she will ever know.
Single mother and Chicago filmmaker Ellie Foreman possesses video evidence that Johnny Santoro is innocent of murdering his girlfriend - and finds herself the target of both the mob and the FBI.
Musher Jessie Arnold is manning a booth at the Alaska State Fair when a corpse of a small-time hoodlum, killed by an axe to the head, is found on the fairgrounds. Then her lead dog Tank vanishes. Jessie's search for Tank leads her to connections with the murder and then into the darkest heart of the Alaskan wilderness.
Malcolm Hardy, the new veterinarian in town, hardly has any kennel-side manner. His patients squirm and bark in his presence - and the humans don't fancy him either. Even genial Mrs. Malory doesn't like him. So when the vet turns up dead, a whole roster of townspeople are suspects.
Two daughters of a Portland weatherman have been killed for no apparent reason and John Denson and his partner Willie Prettybird are called down from their remote cabins on Whorehouse Meadow in the Cascade Mountains to help. Deduction fails, so they try shamanism. Their quest for clues is joined by an exotic dancer that Denson can't quite resist.
Chicago Thomas moves to Las Vegas to head a forensics lab. But the job of her dreams takes a nightmarish turn when the young mother must contend with a string of brutal murders that hit home.
A small private London museum, devoted to the years between WW1 and WW2, loses one of its trustees to murder. As Commander Dalgliesh and his team begin to investigate, a second murder occurs. It becomes evident that the killings echo crimes recorded in the museum's gallery known as the Murder Room.
Bob Skinner travels outside his jurisdiction when his in-laws are found murdered in New York State. A burglary gone wrong? He doesn't think so, and finds links to the three other cases where the killing is too professional. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, some of his team badly need his advice.
Furnshell and Puttock are called in to investigate when a Dartmoor miller's daughter is found stabbed to death. She was pregnant, and suspicion falls on a young priest, Mark. But could it not also have been one of the victim's other admirers? Or her father, who is acting in an increasingly disturbed fashion? And what is the local Baron trying to hide?
Magician turned police detective Joe Bailey teams with psychic investigator Monica Gaines to crack a string of serial murders. Monica senses supernatural forces at work, but whoever - or whatever - is doing the killing, the victims are real.
Greece-based P.I. Alex Mavros travels to the small island of Trigono to find a missing woman. But he encounters another mystery. How did a young couple drown in the nets of a fishing boat? Why did a British journalist leave without telling anyone? And why is the resident millionaire so jumpy?
Claire Hayden's world is shattered when, at the conclusion of her husband's 40th birthday party, he is found murdered. Claire's search for his killer leads her to the mysterious Ian Marshall, who joins her on a dangerous chase.
When a young woman is found murdered after a public prayer meeting held at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell is led to the charismatic Reverend Everett, who conducted the meeting, and learns that her own mother is involved with Everett.
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.
A letter written by his mother just before her death reveals to Ryan Elder that his parents were not what they appeared to be. He is dropped into an intricate web of domestic terrorism as a plan conceived before he was born is put into motion.
Attorney and journalist Elliot Stone must piece together a three-part Chinese puzzle when the world of European war crimes and killings in a Colorado hospital converge.
Art dealer Bedford Green accompanies his assistant Sloane on an African safari so she can keep an eye on her uncle's new wife, Georgia, a suspected gold digger. When Georgia is found murdered, Bedford must prove Sloane's uncle is innocent.
Action-adventure: diabolical medical research and the peril of nuclear war provide an amalgam of political intrigue and military action.
Well-known Hollywood TV reporter Maxi Poole is determined to find the killer of Oscar-winning director Jack Nathanson - her former husband. Using all her investigative skills and insider access, Maxi uncovers a list of suspects - and soon becomes the killer's next target.
Homicide Detective Sergeant Thornton Savage unravels a drug-world war when his investigation of the shooting death of a Harlem drug supplier leads him to a politically connected, well-heeled patron of the arts as his prime suspect.
When a high society jewel thief is found drowned at the bottom of a pool with a tacky garden gnome tied to her ankles, Philadelphia socialite Nora Blackbird must swing into action to save her old flame from a murder charge.
It's 1954 and Paige Turner, a feisty young widow with a fixation on following in Agatha Christie's footsteps, wants to pen a memorable mystery. But first she must solve the murder of a young beauty queen who'd had high hopes for the big screen.
A killer is stalking the graffiti artists of the 87th Precinct. Steve Carella begins to suspect that the Deaf Man is back in town.
The third Antonio Burns novel. Special agent Antonio goes from courtroom to the cliffs, from the basest criminal acts to Wyoming's pristine alpine heights after he is given the task of protecting a beautiful prosecutor from a stalker.
When operative Nick Stone aborts a sanctioned assassination attempt, his bosses give him an ultimatum - fly to Panama and finish the job or the orphan in his guardianship will be killed. Stone faces a global conspiracy that forces him to make the biggest decision of his life.
Six stories. It looks like the end is approaching for Rumpole. He is now in a nursing home, or hospice as he persists in describing it. But it isn't long before he begins to sense there's something wrong with the place.
Fearless Jones and Paris Minton must step into the world of the 1950s black bourgeoisie as they search for the missing nephew, wanted for murder, of the wealthiest woman in L.A.
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. 2003 Hammett Award nominee.
14 years after his wife's disappearance Matthew Lindstrom receives an anonymous phone call directing him to Soledad county in California. He arrives there to learn she has been living there with her lesbian lover Carly and their daughter, Natalie. But as he arrives, his wife and Natalie disappear again, and he forms an unlikely alliance with Carly to find the pair.
Hoping to get past her brother's suicide, PI Sharon McCone throws herself into her work. But a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a young Internet magazine employee hits too close to home for Sharon.
A wild child of the bayous, Leon Grosvenor has an insatiable hunger for raw flesh, making him the perfect contract killer for Cajun mafia boss Armand "Big Crawdaddy" Fortier. Their current target: Remo Williams.
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?
FBI agent Pendergrast is transferred from New Orleans to Medicine Creek, Kansas, to investigate a series of grisly murders. He turns up connections that link the murders with an 1865 massacre and a Prohibition-era moonshine operation.
Tempe Brennan links a decades-old mass murder in a Guatemalan village with four privileged young women who suddenly vanish from Guatemala City, one of them the Canadian ambassador's daughter.
Temperance Brennan's plans for a romantic vacation are interrupted by the discovery of a skeleton in a wood stove, the crash of a small plane leaving the pilot and passenger burned beyond recognition, and more bones found in a remote corner of the county. It all leads back to one isolated farm.
Years after a scientific expedition to the Amazon vanished, one of its members, who went in with one arm missing, comes out with both arms intact. The CIA sends in a team of scientists and US Rangers, where they encounter a power beyond human imagination.
1868 Boston: Nell Sweeney, a young Irish immigrant working as governess for the wealthy Hewitt family, is sent to discover the truth behind a rumour that one of the two eldest Hewitt sons - thought killed in the Civil War - is still alive and in prison.
When his friend, photographer Brady "Puppy" Barnes is killed, Chicago freelance writer Emerson Ward suspects an insider is responsible for both the theft of gems stolen from Puppy's studio and his murder. Going undercover, Emerson soon discovers a hornet's nest of suspects.
Documentary filmmaker Lex Cavanagh knows that nothing is as it appears when an unthinkable crime challenges everything she has known about her estranged family - and herself.
As the news breaks of oil drilling being planned in a wildlife preserve in Alaska, home to PI Kate Shugak, battle lines are quickly drawn across the community. When a longtime resident is murdered, Alaska State Tropper Jim Chopin enlists Kate in the investigation.
To find out why a bride vanished from her own wedding and who murdered the bride's uncle, Bubbles Yablonsky - Lehigh, Pennsylvania's stiletto-heeled, hairdressing sleuth - must go undercover in Amish country.
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.
Bar singer turned college professor Mustang Sally Alder looks into the death of a young checkout clerk at the local supermarket who's killed in the middle of Jubilee Days, an annual week of rodeo and revelry in Laramie, Wyoming.
Massachusetts Prison Superintendent Natalie Price gets the biggest challenge of her career when her good friend, a college professor who allowed inmates to take her classes, is murdered. Nothing will stop Natalie from investigating - not even a killer who's just added her to his list.
As amateur sleuth/antique print expert Maggie Summer visits various antiques fairs, several suspicious deaths occur among the dealers. She doesn't worry until another victim is killed and her friend is implicated as a suspect.
When her personal trainer at the local health club commits suicide, Juliet Applebaum suspects a more sinister explanation may lie with his grieving fiancee, a recovering addict, or with his birth mother.
When her old friend, actress Lily Green, asks her help in clearing her brother's name after he's accused of murder, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum must face the disturbing possibility that her famous friend may have played a part in the crime.
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.
Detective Charlotte Justice of the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division takes on a high-profile case where the victim is a pioneering African-American film director and community activist, found dead in his elegant home.
Three novels in one volume: ACT OF VIOLENCE, ADMIT TO MURDER, and A CASE TO ANSWER.
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.
By the River Tyne, 1960: in a derelict building that had been their summer playground, identical twins Maureen and Murial are found dead, necks gashed. Suspicion immediately falls on Leslie's younger brother Geordie, who discovered the bodies. 15-year-old Leslie must somehow prove his innocence.
Carlotta Carlyle thought that working undercover, searching out fraud on Boston's Big Dig - a proposed central artery through the downtown, would be a challenging assignment. But the mysterious death of a construction worker puts the 6-foot tall private investigator in over her red-haired head.
Prize winning poodle owner Melanie Travis's 9th case takes her on the trail of a missing Dachshund puppy while trying to figure out who is stalking her.
During an especially cold, rainy May, three families move to the recently opened Ocean Tide community on the coast of Maine. Soon afterward a body is found on the grounds of the community's golf course and Sarah Deane becomes entangled in the investigation.
Saskatchewan sleuth Joanne Kilbourn is appalled to learn that her best friend is about to marry a celebrated documentary filmmaker who not only lost his previous two wives to suicide but exploited their lives - and deaths - by making acclaimed films about them.
Washington D.C. fashion columnist Lacey Smithsonian investigates. When an up-and-coming stylist is found dead, the reason may lie with the stylist's star client, a congressional staffer with a salacious web site. Contains fashion tips.
As Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning helps Charleston's Sea Turtle Protection League shepherd hundreds of tiny green loggerheads safely into the sea, she spots a dead body bobbing in the waves. Now it's up to Theo to solve the murder before the culprit's greed stirs him to kill again.
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.
Jack Ryan Jr. hopes to join a top-secret counter-terrorist organization known as "The Campus". He thought that he had received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service mean and black ops specialists, but he finds nothing has prepared him for the new counter-terrorism and its new enemies.
While covering a hurricane in Miami, an exiled TV news reporter stumbles upon the connection between a young boy's grisly discovery and a secret operation of national significance.
With the disappearance of a young man and his old friend Vicky Holden accused of murder, Wind River Reservation priest Father John O'Malley must prove that both events are connected to a dangerous sect leader known as Orlando, who has resurrected the old Shadow Dance religion.
Led by former homicide detective Horatio Caine, a South Florida team of forensic investigators use both cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve horrific crimes.
A retitled reissue of the 3rd Martha's Vineyard mystery, THE DOUBLE MINDED MAN, featuring fisherman Jeff Jackson. When Jeff's ladyfriend Zee and the Padishah of Sarofim's emerald necklace disappear, Jeff goes into action.
A Hollywood crew descends upon Judith McMonigle Flynn's Hillside Manor on Halloween weekend for one final, fatal production.
LAST ACT IN PALMYRA, TIME TO DEPART, and A DYING LIGHT IN CORDUBA in a single volume.
Falco joins two lawyers involved in the trial of a senator. Blinded by the vision of rich pickings to be gained by a winning verdict, Falco temporarily forgets that, if they fail, the financial penalties leveled against the informers who brought the case are potentially enormous.
Scotia's latest client was "done wrong" by her husband, who stole all her assets. Scotia learns that this handsome devil has a history of scamming wealthy women. When his ex-wives start turning up dead, Scotia must stop this serial groom before her client ends up in the morgue.
Grace Flint has almost finished building her case against international money launderer Karl Grober when a young female agent who is working for her is killed. Could the agent have been set up by Flint's own husband?
When Matthew Fraser goes missing, Inspector Green must uncover the truth about the ex-teacher's life. Ten years ago he was accused of molesting a schoolgirl and then acquitted in a sensational trial.
A new Kinky Friedman adventure. Something rotten in New York and Texas brings Kinky Friedman to locate not one but two of God's creatures that have gone missing. One is an autistic New York boy and the other is a three-legged Texan cat named Lucky.
Single mom Emerald O'Brien owns the Chintz'n China Tea Room where guests are served the perfect blend of tea and tarot reading. She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there's no turning back. What else can she do when a ghost shows up claiming she had been murdered by her husband?
Forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife Deborah travel to a wintry island in the English Channel, where the specter of World War II hovers over its inhabitants - and where there is no safe haven for those who owe a debt to the dead.
A collection of 5 short works (256 pages).
A series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death terrorizes Boston during a boiling summer. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her - literally and figuratively - Detective Jane Rizzoli is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence on a murderous disciple.
Block, Collins, Deaver, DuBois, Howard, McBain, Muller, Anne Perry, Pickard, Pronzini, Rendell, Rusch and Westlake are among those included in the 640 pages of last year's best stories.
A horribly mutilated corpse is discovered wedged in an isolated crevice. Ex-commando Pierre Niemans is sent from Paris to the French Alps to investigate. Meanwhile, in the south-west of France, young Arab policeman Karim Kabdouf is trying to find why the tomb of a young child has been desecrated. Each policeman will be led to the mysterious cult of the Blood-Red Rivers.
Sean Drummond comes to believe that the charging of General William Morrison with treason and an array of other crimes is only a move in a chess game being played at the highest level by the best and the brightest.
As chaperone for the church youth group, Arly must supervise ten hormonally charged teenagers at Camp Pearly Gates, accompanied by the formidable wife of the mayor, the high school shop teacher, and preacher Brother Verber. Things are bad enough without one of the girls stumbling over the body of a white-robed woman with a shaved head.
In a small southern town, blondes are becoming an endangered species, led to their bloody deaths by an attacker that none of them seems to have resisted. But the FBI agent responding to Police Chief Rafe Sulllivan's call is far from a buttoned-down "suit". Isabel Adams is a psychic - and she's blonde.
Intrepid tour-leader Emily Andrew leads her zany tour group of seniors to Ireland's Ballybantry castle. No sooner do they arrive than the guests in the castle literally become scared to death and Emily finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation once again.
In order to solve the death of a teenage girl, Joe Faraday hunts the depths of Portsmouth for a young boy. Meanwhile he must investigate the discovery of a minor hoodlum's body.
A madman preys upon young, female staff members of UCLA's Medical Center. But when the monster himself is dragged into the ER in handcuffs, hideously burned, a single act of humanity by ER Chief Dr. David Spier unleashes a bloody wave of horror.
David Tennant and Racheil Weiss know far too much about a super-secret scientific project that could change the world forever, and a ruthless NSA team is dispatched to eliminate them. As they run, they finally turn to David's strange dreams for guidance.
London, 1900: As Monet paints his famous Thames paintings, a series of grizzly psychopathic killings occur. Both the painter and Oliver Cranston, a fledgling diplomat, become unwittingly drawn into the police investigation, unaware that the source of the horror stalks the floor above Monet's suite at the Savoy Hotel.
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.
Joanna Brady probes the macabre death of a loner and her 17 dogs.
Ruby, the rabbi's wife, travels from Alaska to New York to piece together the puzzling murder of a master lox cutter, whose roots are traced back to Nazi-era Denmark.
San Francisco attorney Sonny Culp and his client, restauranteur Joe Sasso, are gunned down in Sonny's office. It's up to Joe's brother Nick, a former cop, and Sonny's ex-wife Billie, a defense attorney, to figure out a "whodunnit".
Cindy Decker, armed with advice from her overworked father, searches inner-city Hollywood for the mother of a newborn she found abandoned in an alley dumpster.
DS Dennis Milne is waiting in a parking lot behind a hotel, waiting for three unarmed men. But he has been deceived and the encounter goes bad, leaving innocents dead. His pursuit of a dangerous killer leads him back out into the streets.
When a young woman accepts a ride home from a bar late one night, she becomes entangled in a web of murder and deception - and her only hope of redemption lies with two investigators who aren't sure if she's telling them the truth.
Hired by an eccentric millionaire to locate the Holy Grail of tomes - the complete text of Truman Capote's "Answered Prayers" - Palm Beach PI Archy McNally becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the supposed owner.
Jack Solomon's job is to identify the victims of ethnic cleansing and inform their families. He has become somewhat desensitized after years in Yugoslavia, but when a truck is pulled from a lake containing 26 bodies he finds himself searching for a witness, from the brothels of Sarajevo to the world of London's organized crime.
Los Angeles newspaper columnist Neil Gulliver and his ex-wife Stevie Mariner chase into the underworld of art and art thievery after priceless masterpieces stolen more than 70 years ago and believed lost forever.
When a terrorist kidnaps Spain's ambassador to the United Nations, NYPD Detective Brian McKenna discovers the same group has also kidnapped a close friend in a violent confrontation. It's up to McKenna to connect the two crimes.
Anita Servi's first day on the job as a social worker gets off to a bad start when she finds her boss dead in her office, her death made to look like a suicide. But Anita's interest is piqued when she learns of three similar "suicides".
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.
Heir to her family's successful publishing business, Amy Stedman arrives in North Carolina to clear out the house of her deceased grandmother, whose murder remains unsolved. She begins to reflect on similarities between her own life and marriage and those of her grandmother and her mother. Her mother committed suicide shortly after Amy was born - or did she?
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.
Bronwen Llyr must convince Union Army General George McClellan of Robert E. Lee's battle plans - a surprise attack to the Northern forces supply lines - but her efforts to reach him are thwarted at every turn.
Award-winning photographer Carine Winter does whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. When Carine becomes involved in a murder investigation, her former fiance Tyler North reenters her life, and the two face a danger that neither of them have ever seen.
Under a tight deadline, novelist Tracy Eaton finds herself distracted by another mystery, this one involving her mother. The aging yet beautiful film goddess Martha Collins is the prime suspect in the murder of a celebrity lawyer, and Tracy must save her mom from jail.
Widow Mavis Lashley gets an urgent call from an old friend Eileen Hollowell, who is heading to North Carolina where her bed-and-breakfast is being sabotaged. When the body of a local teen is found on the property, Mavis quickly puts her instincts to work.
Ranger Tally Nowata, back from Australia, is now living in Wyoming. But when Laney Greer, a quiet climber and fellow ranger from Minnesota, is viciously attacked and then disappears during one of their climbs, suspicion falls on Tally. Determined to rescue her friend, desperate to protect her daughter, Tally must hunt the man who would kill them all.
No sooner does attorney Nina Reilly begin to put her life back in order after her near-disbarment (UNFIT TO PRACTICE) than she is called upon by her assistant, Sandy, to defend her son, who has been accused of murder in a horrific arson case.
Arriving in London in 1862 to thwart the Confederates' plan to buy warships from the British, Union Major Abel Jones soon discovers the corpse of his predecessor. Soon, Jones is tangled in the danger that London will be drawn into war with the United States. Hammett Award winner.
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.
St. Louis detective Joe Keough pursues a serial killer preying on pregnant women.
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.
Begins a new series featuring small-town laundromat owner Josie Toadfern. When a TV domestic doyenne hits town, rumours of the insufferable icon's behaviour sparks Josie's curiosity. Soon Josie exposes dastardly doings - including murder.
Lawyers Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez have put aside their differences as former husband and wife to become San Francisco's top criminal defense team. But when Rosie's niece is accused of murder, the pair's own secrets will be exposed before the trial is over.
By night the glamorous poet Baroness de Pontalba, by day New Orleans's hippest PI, Talba Wallis is dumbfounded when an old friend "disappears". Then the man who should be Talba's worst enemy becomes her new best client.
New Orlean police detective Skip Langdon attempts to track down evangelical preacher Errol Jacomine before he tracks her down.
After New York's 1893 cholera epidemic, Rebecca Davies' shelter for abused and abandoned women is in desperate straits. When a helpful banker friend is found dead, Rebecca is joined by writer Marshall Webb in an investigation that reaches from the Bowery to Broadway.
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.
London, 1919: Harrowing memories of the war return to Inspector Ian Rutledge when he is called upon to investigate a case of wrongful death and he discovers that he may have put the hangman's noose around the neck of an innocent man.
Based on clues left by Sayers: Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. In 1940 Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the village's first air raid practice ends with a corpse on the ground.
Dr. David McIvey is a gifted surgeon found murdered in the garden of a privately run rehab clinic. Suspicion falls on David's long-suffering wife Annie and on Darren Halvord, a therapist at the clinic. Lawyer Barbara Holloway is hired to protect Annie's interests. Recommended.
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?
1940s Hollywood: When screenwriter Lauren Atwill finds herself entangled in a blackmail ring that has also ensnared her best friend, she is determined to track down its mastermind and save her friend's marriage. Peter Winslow, a dashing private detective, provides some much needed assistance.
A federal judge, with the help of two law-abiding bank guards and a fire department paramedic, sets out to rob the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. There are one hundred million dollars sitting in a vault, waiting to be destroyed. Who is going to suspect them? What could possibly go wrong?
Toronto, 1965: Law student Ellis Portal is reluctantly drawn into the seedy world of questionable bars and marginal people after a cadaver suspiciously disappears from the city morgue.
Charles, a respected professor of history, becomes the prime suspect for DI Annie Taylor when one of his tutorial group disappears. One person holds the key to his innocence.
The first three Rose Trevelyan mysteries in one volume: SNAPPED IN CORNWELL, FRAMED IN CORNWELL, and BURIED IN CORNWELL.
4th Matt Minogue mystery. The Dublin police detective leaves for County Clare, where his nephew is a suspect in an IRA gun- running operation. [CANADIAN].
Dublin's gangland erupts with a vicious double murder of two Albanian men on a Dublin street in broad daylight. A crime boss becomes uneasy over his alliance with gangsters who helped place him near the top of Ireland's drug smuggling industry. A teenaged schoolgirl is dead of an overdose in a park in a swanky suburb. Inspector Minogue is going off the rails after a suspect he was interviewing in a routine fraud investigation kills himself.
San Antonio attorney David Owens receives a visit from the First Lady, a Texas native, looking for a divorce from the President. The President has secrets that can't be allowed to surface and orders his wife's death.
When a black, drug-addicted blues singer is arrested for the horrific murder of a young girl, Dave Robicheaux begins to find connections between the accused, the accused's wealthy lawyer, a plantation overseer named Legion, a Bible salesman, an old New Orlean mafioso, and an addled itinerant who claims to have been with Dave in Vietnam. Recommended.
Sequel to CHAMELEON. Stephanie Patrick is forced back into her former life when it is learned that scientific and weapons secrets and personnel are being sent over the people-smuggling routes from China, through Albania and the former Yugoslavia to Europe and Britain. Her personal feelings for one of the victims of this trade causes her to make a rare professional mistake, with far-reaching consequences.
LA PI Regan Reilly must find the missing member of a family and get her to the wedding of Lucretia Standish, a wealthy 93-year-old silent film star. If every member of the family is there, each will receive a 2 million dollar gift from the bride. However, the 46-year-old bridegroom, a con man, will do everything in his power to prevent Regan from succeeding.
Part-Hopi web hacker Laura Winslow is back for her fifth mystery: a gruesome secret is buried in the Southwestern desert. The bones in the secret burial ground near Casa Grande monument may be all that remain of dozens of missing women. Laura fears for the life of her daughter, now an angry young woman serving prison time.
Henry Price has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. He soon discovers that the messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in a serious trouble that could cost him all that he holds dear.
Carolyn Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse in Greenwich Village, arrives at work to discover her assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn evrywhere. The police rule it an accident, but Carolyn is not convinced.
Eight years ago Caroline Winterton disappeared, a case that fell into the hands of the ambitious Sergeant Mike Yeadings. However, the crime - if indeed it was a crime - was never solved. Now Caroline's 11-year-old daughter Julie is missing. And Yeadings, now a detective superintendent, is determined to solve both mysteries once and for all.
When Natalie Thorson fantasizes about murdering her ex-husband, actress turned psychotherapist Faith Cassidy assumes her new client is only working through her anger. So when Craig Thorson is murdered, Faith is stunned, especially since it looks as if she may be sued for negligence now that Natalie has been charged. She must show that Natalie is innocent.
The wildest - and most lethal - political campaign in Florida history, enlivened with every dirty trick in the book, unfolds before the astonished eyes of the country.
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.
Dr. Tim Dare, a forensic psychologist, is a mess: his wife has left him to find herself, his mother is being sued for libel by a small-town mayor over a mystery novel, he's been made monitor of a man just released from a psychiatric hospital, a man he considers a psychopathic murderer, he's up before a disciplinary committee for "misplacing a file", one of his patients is "transferring" feelings to him rather too romantically, and now someone is threatening to kill him.
Aurelio Zen, after months in the hospital, is now lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to appear as a surprise witness at an anti-Mafia trial in the US. But then he notices that an alarming number of people who might have been mistaken for him are dropping dead all around him. He is being stalked - from the seaside town of Versilia, to his Alitalia flight to Los Angeles, to the early morning streets of Reykjavik, to the dark confines of his mother's Rome apartment.
334 BC: Alexander arrives in the great city of Esphesus with his campaign threatened by a series of violent attacks by a Persian spy knwon as "the Centaur". Alexander's friend Telamon must unravel this mass of blood-strewn mysteries.
Irene Adler must deal with the reappearance of Jack the Ripper, and the trail leads to a remote castle in Transylvania where the Ripper is cornered and unveiled at last.
Based on the TV series. Dr. Mark Sloan is assigned to LAPD's "unsolved homicide" files. As he reopens one case on the murder of a woman whose killer currently sits on Death Row, Sloan learns that the wrong man was charged. And that the real killer is still at large...
When Professor Mayhew is murdered in her own home, Jack Stryke's team believes it a straightforward case of domestic homicide - until a student of the dead professor is murdered in an unsavoury part of town.
Author Paul Giverney has a condition in his proposed contract with literary giant Mackenzie-Haack. They must drop Ned Isaly, a brilliant but far less successful author, and assign his equally gifted editor to Paul. Ambitious editor Clive Esterhaus covets Paul for himself. But Isaly's contract is unbreakable, and Clive never dreams how a very different kind of contract will force him - and his ambition - into a very foul matter indeed.
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.
Adam Turner is an investigative journalist plagued by the memory of a girl who vanished from the town where he grew up. When he is asked to look into a suspicious car accident in which three students were killed, he sees a chance to exorcise his demons.
When restaurant reviewer Sophie Greenway stumbles upon an old diary, she has no idea it will toss her into the center of the family tragedy unfolding at Prairie Lodge. Sophie discovers that being a friend to Elaine Veelund, daughter of mansion's designer, has become dangerous. Sophie soon realizes that in a recipe that calls for deceit, sibling rivalry, old grudges and ultimately murder, she may be the main ingredient.
25 years ago, a woman was murdered in a Seattle park. The crime went unsolved. To homicide detectives Leah Harris and Frank Milkovich, the only possible suspect is Clifford Bakerman - a career criminal about to be released from prison on an unrelated rap. They are working against a 36 hour deadline when startling new evidence - and a shocking new murder - are uncovered.
When the matriarch of the Smallwood family dies of mysterious causes, everybody suspects the widower, a fierce man with a powerful sense of discipline, even his daughter Georgie. But then another tragedy occurs and her sister Claire becomes a prime suspect. Now it's up to Georgie to find the truth.
Porstsmouth's Joe Faraday investigates the murder of prison officer Paul Coughlin. Was the violent Coughlin killed by a recently released con he brutalized in prison, or was his death a legacy of the Falklands War.
San Francisco Attorney Kali O'Brien must revisit an old, closed case when her friend Annie is murdered in a way that suggests that either an innocent man was sentenced to death or a twisted copycat is on the loose.
The heat is on for DCC Bob Skinner. His career hangs by a thread. His wife is in America, finding comfort from the loss of her parents with an old college lover. And Bob's hated brother, whose existence he has kept hidden for years, turns up dead in the detritus of a flood.
The new Oz Blackstone mystery. Oz cannot resist the offer of a major role in a cop movie. However, a somewhat brief encounter with Susan Gantry results in what promises to become a longer-term relationship, since she has become pregnant with his child.
Trained by the military as an assassin, Elena has always relied on herself to survive - until now. On the run from a terrifying killer, she must seek help from Sean Galen - the most dangerous man she knows. And, in order to survive, she must learn to trust for the first time.
Two legendary detectives meet: Father Brown and Sherlock Holmes.
Mercenary Max Iversson is hired to provide security for a London nightclub owner who is meeting with some people who want to buy his nightclub. The business meeting turns out to be a bloodbath. Max attempts to find out what it was all about, which takes him into conflict with the dogged Detective Sergeant Gallan.
WWII England: the quiet village of Sitting Marsh is faced with food rations and fear for loved ones. But Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House, stubbornly insists that life must go on - except for her kindly tenant, who's been murdered.
Jessie and Neal, sailing south from California, identify three murderers fleeing US authorities in a stolen powerboat and become targets of terror. They fight back by enlisting the aid of friends in the sailing community and a retired Mexican diplomat to hunt down the killers.
Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate the hanging, presumably suicide, of a young cadet at an elite military academy. His investigation is hampered by the wall of silence he meets, both from the boy's family and from the military.
A mystery set in a WWI French town from the author of the Dismas Hardy novels. We are introduced to Auguste Lupa, rumoured to be the son of the greatest detective of all time. The truth of his mysterious legacy may be revealed as he tries to solve the baffling murder of an intelligence agent.
P. I. Tess Monaghan faces her darkest demons - and possibly a serial killer - when she's hired to research a series of unsolved homicides that might be overlooked cases of domestic violence. Recommended.
A child goes missing in a scenario disturbingly familiar to one that happened 7 years before. Two little girls involved in the earlier incident still haven't told anyone what they did or why they did it.
Failed romance writer Fiona Silk must cope with the publicity attendant on the spectacularly embarrassing demise of her old lover, the poet Benedict Kelly.
After a lawyer friend is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, Paul Madriani takes on another client who he believes is involved at the edges of the double murder.
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.
Boston reporter Jack Flynn has information that could torpedo the President's nomination of the Massachusetts governor to be the attorney general. But before he can wrap up the story he is plunged into a murder investigation that may be connected to the hostile takeover bid that threatens the newspaper he loves.
2nd novel featuring San Francisco medical examiner Carroll Monks. An emergency room doctor is caught at the lethal centre of cruel corporate fraud.
The murder of physicist Eric Bensen draws scientist turned crime consultant Gloria Lamerino, a former colleague of the victim, into the murder investigation. And there is no shortage of suspects, including the members of Bensen's hydrogen research team.
Geneaologist Natasha Blake delves back in the Pre-Raphalite past in search of a missing girl.
When two of Alex Winston's friends announce they're finally tying the knot, the innkeeper will have to tie up a few loose ends after the bride-to-be's ex shows up dead on the property of his island lighthouse getaway.
Kathleen Mallory recognizes 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.
In Chicago an FBI agent is killed in a psychiatrist's waiting room. In New York jurors from a controversial trial are being murdered one by one. The only connection is a flamboyant shock-jock, whose on-air comments seem to be taking him close to the edge. Kathleen Mallory has been told that the FBI wants no part of her, but she knows something nobody else does - and, besides, when has she ever cared what anybody else wanted?
Could the one you love be the one who kills you? On the southwest coast of Ireland we probe the dark secrets of a wealthy American tourist whose love life may have been the death of her.
William Monk, the amnesiac private investigator in Victorian London, at last begins to recover his memory while investigating corruption in the railway industry.
England, 1914: Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley learns that his parents have died in a car crash, en route to hand over a mysterious secret document to Joseph's brother, an officer in the Intelligence Service. The document, potentially damaging to the national interest, has disappeared. And then Joseph learns of the murder of his most gifted student.
Eight all-new stories featuring gambling and crime, from Block, Glass, Westlake, Abbott, King, Randisi, Van Gieson and Viets.
Two boys are killed by an ex-Army loner at a private school north of Edinburgh. There's no mystery, except why, but Rebus is fascinated by the killer and finds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene and won't be shaken off.
It's a week before deer hunting season opens in Blanco County, Texas, and the locals are getting restless. A man dressed in a deer suit has already been shot at the Circle S ranch and witnesses report a wild-eyed buck prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full. Recommended.
When the CIA and British intelligence stumble onto a terrorist plot of awesome dimensions, the only way to thwart it is to follow the money. From the author of NUMBERED ACCOUNT and THE FIRST BILLION.
The new Lt. Eve Dallas thriller. The body of a prostitute is found in Chinatown, slain in the style of Jack the Ripper, with a taunting note attached to the toe. This is the only the first of a series of murders, each in the style of a famous killer.
A war with Iraq is imminent: Saddam Hussein has a nuclear ace in the hole aimed at Washington, New York and Tel Aviv.
A terrifying serial killer is preying on the New York City art world.
When wealthy socialite Cally Henstren is attacked one night on her way home, she puts into practice the shooting lessons she never thought to use and kills her assailant first. Detective Evan Paley, the sexy LAPD officer who arrives on the scene, takes her in for carrying a concealed weapon. But when Cally is attacked again the next night, she suspects something more than random violence is to blame.
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.
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.
The complete guide to the novels of Dick Francis, from plot summaries to character profiles and more. Includes an exclusive interview with Dick Francis.
When Boston attorney Brady Coyne agrees to help an old friend whose daughter has just tragically died in a car wreck, he's led on a twisted trail filled with deceit, danger, and a shocking small town secret.
FBI medical examiner Dr. Jessica Coran is taunted by a gruesome serial killer, scalping - and eating - his way across the Southeast.
When elderly Alisa Lockyer-Fox is found dead in her garden, suspicion falls on her husband. A coroner's inquest clears him, but the gossip refuses to go away in the isolated Dorset village. Colonel Lockyer-Fox's London solicitor becomes alarmed when he learns of the relentless campaign that targets his client - and which his client refuses to challenge.
A star football player is given a radical new medical treatment that reverse a career-ending injury. The treatment, however, has some negative side-effects, and someone is killing those closest to the breakthrough. Two detectives are getting closer to the truth.