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.
Morocco, 1943: the plane carrying 14 year old Billy Sterling crashes in the desert. 7 years later his father is contacted by a man claiming to be the copilot from the plane and who will, for a price, lead him to Billy. As he accompanies the man to the Western Sahara, he begins to wonder why others appear to be interested in what might have been aboard the plane.
Psychologist David Markham goes undercover among London fringe protest groups after a bomb at Heathrow claims his ex-wife. He falls in with a shadowy movement, led by a charismatic doctor, which aims to stir up the middle classes and tear down consumer society.
For Detective Conrad Voort, what begins as a day of celebration turns into a nightmare as he races to stop an ingenious and unsettlingly sympathetic murderer from perpetrating a killing spree in Manhattan. Voort and the killer must reinvent themselves in a life-and-death struggle, battle the past, and become more daring--all by midnight.
Crossword editor Belle Graham is headed for Hollywood to work as a technical consultant on a new TV series. One of the actors suddenly dies on the set and Belle has to solve this on her own. Story includes 6 crossword puzzles to fill in.
Lynn and Barry Schulman move their family to a leafy suburb to escape big-city dangers. When the headless body of Lynn's best friend floats to the surface of the river, they start to wonder whether it was really the move they had anticipated.
A satchel of 1.5 million of skimmed money is about to go walking. A phony community acitivist and an FBI agent have their eye on the prize, a key witness gets murdered, and State cop Bill Tasker gets framed for the whole thing. As the bag of money passes from hand to hand, the body count rises and Tasker realizes that it is up to him to solve the investigation.
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's pursuit of a killer near Blue Mountain turns personal when his foster daughter is kidnapped.
Game Warden Joe Pickett is fly fishing with his daughters when he stumbles across the mutilated body of a moose. Days later, when a small herd of mutilated cattle are discovered, he realizes that these are not isolated incidents. Are the animals practice for a killer about to move on to a more challenging prey?
Underwater police investigator Hannah Sampson leaves Denver for the British Virgin Islands, to take up a case of a murdered tourist.
A billionaire offers a former male model millions to seduce the billionaire's wife, but it isn't quite the bargain it seems.
On a stormy night a number of teenage boys bury one of their group alive as part of a gang-initiation stunt. Things go wrong. 22 years later the boys involved are now respected in their community - the sheriff, the mayor, a congressman, even a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Dean, one of them, has been struggling with his conscience - until a mysterious drifter arrives, bringing a wave of grisly and bizarre killings with him. Dean's battle with his conscience will give way to a much more desperate fight.
A charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered. This leaves his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep, hell-bent on wreaking revenge. Sonchai's mission to capture his partner's murderer will pair him with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones. Recommended.
Inspector Montalbano's discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed, sets him in search of a killer. There are many suspects; however, it is the mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.
Gainesborough, North Carolina undertaker Barry Clayton is wounded and two mourners killed when mentally unbalanced Dallas Willard attacks the burial service for his grandmother. Dallas escapes in his pickup but when his body turns up at the bottom of a quarry pond after a second shooting incident, Barry realizes that he himself could become the unknown killer's next victim.
Lady Rose Summer has left her parents' home and joined the working class. Lady Rose's drudgery ends with the dead of an aquaintance. In order to investigate the murder properly, Rose finds it necessary to return to London high society. With the help of friends at Scotland Yard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds and uncovers a devious plot to blackmail and an unexpected killer. Marion Chesney also writes as M. C. Beaton.
Regan Reilly comes to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest hot air ballooning spectacle, and finds herself mixing it up with greedy local merchants, a deluded Georgia O'Keeffe aspirant, and a band of hyper-competitive female balloonists.
Libby, a former flame of undertaker Hitch Sewell, has returned to town with her two children, but minus one husband and one nanny. Libby's husband has been accounted for - she left him back in Annapolis. The nanny, however, is truly missing.
He's suave, he's sexy, he's cool and he is an undertaker. A man has been murdered in his kitchen and the apparent killer wants Hitch to scoop up the body and take it away before the police arrive. With his matchless wit and uncommon ability to dig up the truth Hitch is once again up to his old tricks.
20 years ago the mass suicide of a cult claimed the lives of all but four members. Now someone is hunting down and finishing off the remaining members. Only Kelly Stone remains, her identity hidden from public record. With the help of Officer Ian Campbell, Kelly must summon her courage for a final confrontation that will decide her fate.
Computer hacker/PI Laura Winslow follows the trail from the apparent murder-suicide of a reclusive Navajo and his female companion into the seedy underworld of Las Vegas casinos. She teams up with a former U.S. Customs official who is investigating the deaths of three off-duty special agents.
Reissued for the new film remake: Congressional Medal of Honor winner Sergeant Shaw is brainwashed by a Chinese psychological expert while a prisoner-of-war in North Korea and returns home programmed to assassinate a U.S. presidential nominee.
Cape Cod lawyer Marty Dickerson's first case after leaving the Barnstable County's DA office is to defend a fellow attorney who shot his son's presumed killer on live television. Defending her client is only half the battle: she must also defend herself against the vengeful killer.
Barrister Trish Maguire is asked to investigate a magnificent art collection built up before 1914 and lost for most of the 20th century. Taking a crash course in the murkier aspects of the art world, she finds a web of deceits that spans decades.
The first casualty in a dirty war for control of a Bay Area city is an ace R&B sideman. Detective Dennis Murchison pushes for answers in a place where truth is in short supply and where small-time crime and big-time corruption are about to collide explosively.
Elvis Cole is called by the police to a seedy LA motel to identify a dead man. He is unable to do so. The first officer on the scene heard the old man claim that Elvis Cole was his son. With the help of Joe Pike he sets about uncovering the identity of the dead man and determining what crimes he has committed, leading himself deeper into his worst nightmare.
While her fire-gutted Bed & Breakfast is being renovated Judith McMonigle Flynn and her family are staying at a nearby Native American casino. Judith and her cousin Renie investigate after a magician's assistant winds up dead.
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.
Marcus Didius Falco appears in the wealthy town of Ostia, employed by a group of scribes to find the missing Infamia and bring him back from his lazy drunken truancy. But Falco suspects there may be more behind the disappearance of the scribe who writes the gossip column for the Daily Gazette.
At a prestigious music school in New York City, a brutal killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes police have him surrounded, but when they break down the door the room is empty. Now master criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his beautiful protege Amelia Sachs are on the case, and they must see beyond the smoke and mirrors before the "vanished man" strikes again.
Paul Schumann, a German-American living in 1936 New York is a mob hitman. The US government coerces him to going to the Berlin Olympics, posing as a journalist, but with the mission of assassinating Reinhard Ernst, the architect of German rearmament.
334 BC: as Alexander prepares for one of the most dramatic confrontations in the ancient world, a series of brutal killings begins, proving that the Persians have infiltrated the court. Telamon must go through "The Gates of Hell" to find the traitors.
PI Leo Rivers becomes involved when an imprisoned pedophile and child murderer attempts to reduce his sentence by offering to name others involved in his crimes, to provide evidence of police corruption during the investigation, and to reveal where the corpses of several teenage girls are buried.
Japanese-American freelance hitman John Rain (of RAIN FALL) is the master of death by apparently natural causes. His new target threatens the political balance of an entire nation.
John Rain, the Japanese-American assasin, has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies who are tracking him. His old employer, the CIA, persuades him to take a high risk assignment: a ruthless arms dealer who is supplying criminal groups in Southeast Asia.
A group of Seattle firefighters respond to a freeway accident. Two trucks have collided on the icy pavement. Soon the spill is cleaned up, the rigs are cleared and the highway reopens. But six months later the firefighters who were at the scene begin to succumb to mysterious accidents and ailments. Jim Swope wakes up with the first strange symptom. He has a disease that will kill its victims in a week. He has that long to find out how he and the others were poisoned and to discover an antidote - if one exists.
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.
Renegade journalist Frank Corso's 4th case has him attempting to prevent a horrifying act of mass destruction. Just as experts from 50 nations gather in a downtown hotel for a symposium on chemical and biological weapons, an airborne terror is unleashed that leaves a tunnel full of corpses below the streets of Seattle.
In this second Inspector Sejer mystery, a young boy runs to a local police station to report finding a horribly maimed body near a house in the woods. Also standing nearby in the woods is the local village misfit Errki.
Evan Delaney (of CHINA LAKE) is tracking Franklin Brand, a golden boy at Santa Barbara's Mako Technologies. Brand was responsible for the hit-and-run crash that left Evan's boyfriend in a wheelchair. Now she learns that Brand is somehow involved with the theft and extortion at the company. Then the witnesses to the hit-and-run start dying.
The wife of a Pittsburgh doctor is just learning to cope after her husband was shot through the heart - then a strange new neighbour moves in and begins watching her every move. And the man, a stranger to the city, knows exactly who killed her husband and why.
Kinsey Millhone is hired to babysit the 32-year-old daughter of a rich man just released from prison. Her job is simple: keep her away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers. But her charge is home less than a day when one of her old crowd comes circling round.
Cambridge 1354. Christmas approaches with the worst blizzards in living memory. Many travellers are trapped in town and Matthew has been asked to identify a man found dead in a nearby church. The man is the servant of a woman he once loved. Then her husband is found dead as well in the fens.
In Cambridge 1355 the colleges of the fledgling university are as much at odds with each other as they are with the ordinary townsfolk. Two well-born murderers have been pardoned by the King and are ready to confront those who convicted them. Matthew Bartolomew is called to examine two corpses found at the mill.
JAG lawyer Sean Drummond is loaned out to a presigious law firm. His superiors hope he will acquire some of the nuances of civilian lawyering. But Sean's predecessor in the loan-out program is murdered and Sean begins to sense something amiss with the the firm's biggest client, a telecom giant with large defense contracts.
Turning to the two most popular motives for murder--money and passion--Slider and his team's investigation of Chattie Cornfeld's murder turns up some puzzling anomalies. None of the suspects fit what evidence they have, unless they have been misreading the evidence...
From the author of the Charlie Resnick mysteries: Detective Inspector Elder is haunted by the disappearance of 16 year old Susan Blacklock back in 1988. The release of a couple of men convicted around the same time for a rape-murder triggers a visit to the scene of the crime. Then another young girl is murderded, and Elder's own daughter goes missing.
Chaz Perrone went into biology to make a killing, and now he's found a way to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness can cantinue to dump fertilizer into the Everglades. Thinking his wife suspects, he pushes her off a cruise liner into the Atlantic. She is rescued, clinging to a bale of Jamaican pot, and decides to get even.
Bike messenger Jace Damon is making a delivery for a bottom-feeding lawyer and ends up in a fight for his life. Narrowly escaping, he returns to the attorney's office to find the lawyer has been murdered and he is the prime suspect.
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.
Fang Mulheisen's mother is nearly slain by a bomb blast during a peaceful environmental protest. Fang resigns from the force to nurse his mother, but as she recover he turns his attention to the bombers. He quickly notices what the Feds haven't: a gun-happy survivalist on the scene. Meanwhile his old nemesis, hitman Joe Service has been tossed to the wolves by his ex-employer.
Introducing 40-something, single cleaning lady Flip Paxton, living and working in quaint Solace Glen. On her regular cleaning day at Leona Bell's antebellum mansion Leona succumbs to a heart attack right in front of Flip. Before she dies she asks Flip to get three letters hidden in the mansion to her niece. It is then that the mysterious accidents begin.
Two businessmen are assassinated in Athens. Grace Helmer thinks she knows who's behind the murders: the man she saw kill her father when she was a child - and she wants half-Greek half-Scots PI Alex Mavros to track him down.
Francis has been reintegrated into society after the closure of the Western State Hospital. He leads an aimless solitary life housed in a cheap apartment, perpetually medicated to quiet the chorus of voices in his head. But a reunion on the grounds of the shuttered institution unearths memories of the unsolved murder of a young nurse on the hospital grounds.
A psychologist joins forces with the FBI to hunt a fiendish--and very familiar--serial killer stalking a crime-free community.
FBI agent Maggie O'Dell's vacation is interrupted by a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients has disappeared while on a trip to Connecticut. When Maggie hears a news report of an unidentified woman found buried in a 55 gallon drum in a rock quarry in Connecticut, she makes the connection and heads there on "unofficial" business.
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.
With husband Richard and a new baby in tow, reluctant sleuth Laura Fleming heads back to her hometown of Bylerly, North Carolina, after a killer threatens her Aunt Maggie's new husband - a fiery old man whose list of aggrieved acquaintances is long indeed.
DI Gallan and DS Boud are investigating the murder of an ex-gangster turned informer who had helped them set up a drug sting that went horribly wrong. Meanwhile, one of the undercover officers involved in the sting is working out a plan for revenge.
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.
Edward de Jersey returns to the criminal past that made his fortune after a bad dot-com investment threatens his thoroughbred horse stables, his beautiful Swedish wife, and the life to which he has become accustomed. The target of the heist he is planning will be the Koh-i-noor diamond, a possession of the Royal Family.
Detective Ben Kamal, currently working for a security firm in Boston is asked by former partner Danielle Barnea - now the head of Israel's National Police - to translate a document. The document reveals a fatwa of apocalyptic scope. Ben and Danielle must track down Layla Aziz Rahani, the mastermind behind this insidious plot.
Former human cannonball Matthew Hayes rents a luxury villa on South Ocean Blvd. and makes an incredible maze. When his ladylove, Marlena Marvel, is found dead in the center of the maze during the gala opening, Archy McNally must use his wits to get past all the false leads and find the killer.
PI Tess Monaghan agrees to help Mark Rubin find his missing wife and children. She discovers that she left her Orthodox Jewish husband with the help of a mysterious ex-con named Zeke. Why?
Former NYPD officer Blades Overstreet must deal with a pretty actress, her missing father, and a dead FBI agent.
David Webb is now retired from the ClA and a professor at Georgetown University. Until he becomes the target of an assassin and framed for the murder of his two closest associates. His alter ego Jason Bourne, deadly international assassin, is forced to the surface.
Thornton Savage and his Manhattan South homicide squad race to find a priest killer before he strikes again, pressured by the New York Archdiocese, the mayor, and the police commissioner.
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?
Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. Antiques dealer Rei Shimura's work in San Francisco on her family's experience related to a century of Japanese decorative arts turns out to be connected to her boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glenndinning's class action suit on behalf of Asian nationals forced to labour for Japanese companies during World War II. They discover the connection after one of Hugh's clients is murdered.
Rei Shimura, in Washington DC, is hired to furnish a Japanese fusion restaurant and ends up searching for the vanished mother of the restaurant's hostess. Her search leads to a number of missing women, a Presidential candidate, and events from the years of the Vietnam War.
Reporter and aspiring mystery novelist Paige Turner has a killer hot on her heels in 1950s New York City.
Attorney John Lloyd Branson, with the help of law student Lydia Fairchild, finds a familiar method to the madness of a serial killer who targets prostitutes in one of the Texas Panhandle's sleaziest districts. To prevent history from repeating itself he will have to use Lydia as bait.
Looking to escape past nightmares, Professor Paul Fischer moves to Maine for a fresh start. Suspicious events soon make him realize that the saga of legendary pioneer Katie Baker is far from over - and that he must outsmart a brilliant and dangerous enemy in order to survive.
San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed had seen a lot of sick messages, but the one just delivered to his fellow reporter Molly Wilson is different - it's shockingly personal, written in human blood. Then Molly's cop boyfriend is brutally murdered. Now Tom must race to save his career and Molly. [Canadian author].
At the height of the 1965 Watts riot a white man escapes from a mob into a nearby apartment building where, later, a red-headed woman known as Little Scarlet is found dead. The deputy police commissioner asks Easy Rawlins to see what he can discover.
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.
The bestselling author departs from her award-winning Sharon McCone series in this new, stand-alone mystery set on the wild and rugged coast of northern California, where people and passions twist, turn, and kill.
Sharon McCone is back to investigate a personal betrayal by one of her operatives that has put her business and reputation on the line.
2nd medieval mystery featuring novice-scholar Catherine LeVendeur. She vows to find the identity of the unknown assailants responsible for the wealthy countess who lies dying at the Convent of the Paraclete.
When Claire Shaw wakes in a Seattle hospital with no memory she is told she is the only surviving victim of a serial killer. She has no memory of the attack, but after she returns from Seattle to her life on an isolated island, her memory slowly returns - and with it a mounting fear and realization.
A young man stands accused of grave robbing - and of killing the fresh corpse found in it. Nina Reilly's client insists he was hired to dig up the grave of Constantin Zhukovsky and has no idea how that other body got there. Who is Zhukovsky and what was his connection to the Russian royal family, murdered during the revolution?
A general's murder, a false confession, a rumour of cholera, the rotting corpse of a young girl, a lying priest, desperate immigrants and a ravishing, demented woman in a graveyard all combine in the fifth Abel Jones Civil War mystery.
President Kerry Kilcannon and television journalist Lara Costello at last decide to marry. But the momentous occasion is followed by an unspeakable tragedy - a massacre of innocents by gunfire. A chain of events is set into motion that uncovers a hidden connection between guns, money and the fight for power in the US government.
San Francisco's most beloved philanthropist is brutally slain in a downtown hotel. On the same night a homeless man is stabbed to death on the docks. Homicide Lieutenant Jane Candiotti and her partner, Kenny Marks, follow the leads on two separate killers into the city's upper levels of wealth and into the depths of urban despair.
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.
Crime writer Joanna Savile comes to interview inmates at an asylum for the criminally insane at Moy and uncovers a link between a former child murderer incarcerated there and a reclusive spinster in a nearby Scottish hamlet. They are connected by an act of unspeakable cruelty that took place in India five decades before.
FBI agent Puller Monk and his team are doing a background check of the highly respected first African American woman candidate for the Supreme Court. But as the pressure from above mounts, the bodies begin to pile up and Monk finds himself caught in a deadly maze of lies and betrayal leading to corruption at the highest levels of government.
An apiarist is found dead after suffering multiple stings. When a second family member dies in similar circumstances, tongues begin to wag. And Cotswolds sleuth Melissa Craig begins to uncover some disturbing secrets.
The lowborn Fallons ask governess Nell Sweeney to find their wayward daughter. They don't know whether she's gone off with her brute of a boyfriend or if she's met a bad end. Nell traces the girl's path through the dangerous backalleys of 1868 Boston.
Attorney Janna Scott's representation of a doctor accused of abusing his patients involves her in the search for a serial killer.
Laundromat owner/stain removal expert/amateur sleuth Josie Toadfern's 2nd appearance. When the local pie company's owner falls face-first dead into one of his own pies, Josie Toadfern is on the case.
[BC author]. A vengeful ex-con cuts DCI Neil Paget's throat, leaving DS Tregalles and the rest of the Broadminster precinct on their own to solve the crime. When another victim is found and the killer starts making taunting calls, Paget must venture deep into the pain of his past.
New Orlean police detective Skip Langdon attempts to track down an old nemesis, evangelical preacher and would-be US President Errol Jacomine, before he can harm her, her lover or her friends.
When Len Dreyer's body is discovered, frozen solid, in the path of a receding glacier with a hole from a shotgun blast in his chest, no one had even noticed that he had been missing for months. Alaska state trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate Shugak to look into Dreyer's background, hoping to find some motive for the crime.
John Deal's attempts to rebuild his family's Miami construction firm would receive a big boost from a proposed, major project in Castro's Cuba. But then he discovers that the project is just a lure to get him to Havana. He is being used to spring an American prisoner from jail.
Bubbles Yablonsky is given just one week to prove her worth to her editors at the News-Times. To earn a real job there she decides to find out who really murdered Carol Weaver's steel-executive husband with cyanide-tipped fingernails.
Showcases the best short fiction published in "Ellery Queen" magazine over the past sixty years. It is a treasure trove for all mystery lovers.
Scumble River's school psychologist Skye Denison is once again called upon to solve a murder. Her brother has formed a rock bank called Pink Elephant and one of the band members has been murdered.
After nature photographer Walt Duffy, a longtime friend of Boston attorney Brady Coyne, is murdered, the police and the FBI uncover links between Duffy and an ecoterrorist group that is setting fires to homes and offices in the area. Then Brady gets a phone call warning that he will be the target of the next fire.
New in the Lydmouth series: DCI Richard Thornhill investigates when a retired GP is found dead, a gentleman's yellow kid glove, slightly gnawed by rats, nearby.
University professor Sweeney St. George goes to Vermont's historic Byzantium Art colony where she intends to visit the archives and tiny cemetery where a macabre graveyard statue of a beautiful woman is located. The statue is perhaps the key to a century old murder. And, it transpires, perhaps to more recent crimes.
Maine. Antiques. August. But Maggie Summer's visit to the 18th century house of a former college roommate turns into a hunt for a killer when the body of a missing teenaged girl turns up on the property.
Arizona PI Lena Jones goes undercover in the brutal world of polygamy when a sect's leader is murdered. As she gets closer to the monstrous secret at the heart of the sect's compound, the nightmare of her own childhood takes a strange turn as good and evil converge in shocking ways.
Nina Quinn's landscaping firm is the only thing that seems to be thriving: not only has her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn wilted, her gardening tools have gone missing, including a valuable set of hoes. Worst of all, the delightful old man who introduced her to the joys of horticulture is dead - and not by natural causes.
It is plain to archivist Ben Reese that Georgia's Cumberland Island is in jeopardy. Developers are closing in, and the scions of the last aristocratic family that reigned over the island lack the devotion of their ancestors. And, with the death of the family matriarch, it looks like it is all up for grabs.
In Lowell, Massachusetts, political reporter Eddie Bourque suspects that the murder of his newspaper beat partner and rival Danny Nowlin is related to a story Danny was working on undercover. But the newspaper owners discourage Bourque from pursuing an investigation.
Al Qaeda prisoner Ali Zattout is moved from Guantanamo Bay to a CIA safe house for interrogation. As the terrorists dispatch an assassin to ensure Zattout's silence, multiple personality expert Dr. Louis Finney is approached by the CIA to consult in a very important case.
Skeeter Hodges, a vicious drug runner is gunned down and Kearney & Phelps think that he got what he deserved. Their boss asked them to investigate the murder and see how many unsolved murders can be attributed to Skeeter. As the black streets of D.C. remain killing fields, the distrust of color-selective law enforcement can only spell anarchy.
1995. Ex-gutter press journalist and closet psychopath Tony Meehan is ghostwriting the memoirs of Eddie Doyle, fresh out of prison for his part in the Hounslow Bullion Job. But whatever happened to the missing gold?
A new collection of stories set in the decade of jazz, speakeasies and gangsterdom.
A young United Nations official's investigation into computer-related crimes from different countries leads him to Japan and the most ruthless criminal organization in the world, an organization with little tolerance for interference.
Murder's on the ticket when intrepid poodle breeder Melanie Travis travels to Maryland for a world-famous poodle show - where the competition isn't the only thing that's cutthroat. One of the co-chairs of the raffle committe is found dead at the host hotel.
When a local dam suspiciously breaks and kills four people, Owen Allison's plans to leave West Virginia for California are halted. Hired to uncover what really happened, he discovers a dirty game of graft, corruption and greed--with someone going to murderous lengths to hide the ugly truth.
Jessica Clarke was set alight 20 years ago and her attacker went to jail. Now someone else claims to have been the one who burned the girl. Officer Carol CHamberlain turns to DI Tom Thorne, up to his neck with a series of killings which appear to be the result of a turf war between rival gangs, for help with the case.
Detectives Diane Fry and Ben Cooper attempt to locate a released convict in the vast labyrinth of caverns, passages and subterranean rivers beneath the Peak District. Cooper's father was responsible for the man's conviction for murder and now Cooper must find a killer bent on revenge.
Reporter Jack McMorrow is looking into a scandal that's shaking the reputation of an elite Boston couple. Family friend Angel Morretti, could provide him with an angle, were she not murdered and buried in an isolated stretch of woods.
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. Recommended.
Fashion columnist Lacey Smithsonian's interview with dapper designer Hugh Bentley leads to her investigating the long-unsolved mystery of a missing employee. Could it be linked to the disappearance of a Washington intern or the recent Bentley boutique robbery?
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.
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.
1910 : a young Scottish subaltern attempts to rescue a British officer who is being tortured by Pathan tribesmen at the bottom at the ravine. Years later Joe Sandilands is visiting an old army friend at the Afghan border when the fragile peace is broken up by the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages.
The discovery of a white man's body on the Wind River Reservation has Father John O'Malley trying to keep the peace. Meanwhile Vicky Holden stumbles across some disturbing evidence about the murder and she's caught in a dangerous game with her own life at stake.
Father Michael Driscoll is under suspicion after a former lover, a heroin addict, is murdered. His hunt for the real killer lands him in the middle of a major crime family's gambit to rig a big Powerball payoff.
Mark and Benjamin Keene have only just begun a reconciliation with their father, absent for two decades, when he is murdered. Was his death the result of an act of revenge, or was it due to a conspiracy that involved Mark?
When the corpse of a local woman is found floating in Shotters' Wood, mysteriously masked and shaven, Thames Valley Detective Superintendent Mike Yeadings gets involved in a maze of motive, madness and clues that are as bizarre as the crime scene itself.
Cousins Judith and Renie are intrigued by a ramshackle Spanish Villa and the reclusive family that lives there. But this mystery seems minor when Judith opens the trunk of her car and finds a body that turns out to be the family's milkman.
Trial attorney Mairead O'Clare delves into a case involving a priest, a shocking scandal, and a judge with a disturbing past all her own.
When Anna's husband Carl tells her that he's been offered a job in the country, she's thrilled. However, she soon discovers that a notorious child murderess of the 1960s was the previous owner of their new home...
Rancher and Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon searches for assassins that have ambushed a U.S. Senator and killed Charlie's fellow Ute, Billy Smoke - a case that the FBI cannot solve.
Temple Barr's intended, Max Kinsella--sometime spy and showman magician--is going undercover to track down the elusive Synth. This mysterious and murderous organization of renegade magicians has been making Las Vegas too hot for some of Louie's human friends, particularly Max and Temple. Max has had enough. His search leads him to the neon wonderland of Nightmare, a private magic club where reality and fantasy blur and where danger comes not from whom you know but what you know and what secrets others will kill you for knowing.
Scotia MacKinnon goes to nearby Santa Maria Island on a yoga retreat and ends up caught in an escalating dispute between the spa innkeeper and her rustic neighbours. After a series of "accidents", the dispute culminates in what well might be murder.
Lt. Paul of Seattle's Station Six's ladder truck notes a pattern on the multiple arson fires springing up across the city. They are converging on Station Six.
Frank Thorpe is motivated by a chance encounter to deliver a "wake-up call" to an arrogant art-dealer, setting up a scam that involves some embarrassing revelations about a faked Mayan sculpture that the dealer sells to one of his clients. Frank is not prepared for the client's response. She is a ruthless, social-climbing, drug-running psychopath whose idea of pay-back goes way over the top.
Urbino, the birthplace of Raphael, is more concerned in 1993 with love affairs and an outbreak of spurious miracles than Italy's widespread corruption. Then Count Malaspino returns after years away and his support for the restoration of Raphael's La Muta drives a living mute to an act of violence.
New Jersey Attorney Calvin Dexter pursues vengeance for the death of a young American aid worker in Bosnia. As he draws a net around the killer, CIA agent Paul Devereaux is given the task of stopping Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.
When his band of traveling players are taken in by a wealthy merchant, Joliffe and company find that murder has taken their place in the spotlight. After a body is discovered outside the barn door where the troupe is lodging, they begin to examine the merchant's mysterious past.
E. M. DeHaan, captain of the Dutch tramp freighter Noordendam is recruited for dangerous missions, including a commando raid against Germans in Tunisia, transporting bombs to the British on Crete, and a top-secret mission to the Baltic Coast of Sweden. Over time, the freighter becomes a haven for fugitives.
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.
Detective Jane Rizzoli, pregnant, assists medical examiner Maura Isles after she finds a dead woman, her mirror image, in a car in her driveway. It turns out to be a twin sister she never knew existed. Her search for the truth leads her to prison and a convicted murderess who may be her mother.
After two women are killed, medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror in a cloistered convent that leads them toward a dawning revelation about the killer's identity - one that's too shattering to consider.
At his neighbour's Malibu beach house, Dr. Mark Sloan discovers the bullet-riddled bodies of an aspiring actress and a Rich Kershaw, a Hollywood mega-producer. The police suspect Kershaw's wife, but when Sloan and his son investigate a local kingpin's involvement, Mark soon finds himself a prime suspect.
Miami attorney Jack Swytek's latest case begins when he is asked to defend a woman accused of murdering her husband, an officer stationed in Guantanamo Bay. Jack knows nothing of military law and at first refuses - until the woman claims she is the adoptive mother of Jack's son...
Free man of colour Benjamin January takes a perilous steamboat ride that becomes an inescapable passage to death and murder.
Irish archaelogist Cormac Magure teams up with American pathologist Nora Gaven when the perfectly preserved, severed head of a young woman is discovred by farmers cutting turf from a peat bog in Ireland. They must identify the woman and learn why she was murdered.
Young Englishman Daniel Forster is in Venice cataloging a library of dusty manuscripts when he discovers a lost musical masterpiece. Slowly he is drawn into a treacherous game of decption spanning three centuries from the Venice of Vivaldi and Rousseau to the violence of the present day.
White House operative Blake Johnson and British agent Sean Dillon hunt for those behind a failed assassination attack on the US President.
Journalist Corina Vasquez, in an attempt to prove herself, lands the story of a gruesome murder on the front page - and finds herself the target for an unpredictable and desperate killer.
Pal MacIver's suicide in a Yorkshire locked room is a duplicate of that of his father, ten years earlier. Suspicion falls on Pal's enigmatic stepmother, but Dalziel and Pascoe's attempts to disentangle the complex relationships of the Maciver family are being body-checked by their superiors. At first these inquiries seem local and domestic. Gradually, however, it becomes clear that the fall-out from Pal's suicide spreads far beyond Yorkshire.
Lucas Jordan is one of Noah Bishop's earliest recruits to the Special Crimes Unit. Jordan's psychic ability to locate missing people has made him unusually visible. And now it has made him the target of a ruthless and brilliant adversary. A series of apparently routine kidnappings are used to lure Jordan into a deadly trap.
Emily Andrew is joined by spunky Nana and ex-husband Jack on a trip to Italy when she begins a romance publishing tour. Then the publisher announces, as a promotion, that it will award a book contract to the winner of a romance-writing contest. One of the contestants is apparently determined to win at any cost: aspiring romance writers start dropping like flies.
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. Recommended.
Former sheriff Brandon Walker is a reluctant retiree, and so jumps at the chance to join The Last Chance Club to review long-cold unsolved crimes. He has no idea that the first case to cross his path will be one he botched as a young sheriff. Nor that it has connections with a recent murder.
Joanna Brady probes the macabre death of a loner and her 17 dogs.
On the return home from their pilgrimage to Spain, Balwin & Simon's ship is attacked by the twin evils of pirates and a terrible storm. Baldwin is swept overboard and disappears. Simon is washed ashore on the main island of Ennor and thinks that his best friend is dead. Simon is asked by the master of the castle, Ranulph de Blancminster to investigate the murder of Robert, the tax collector.
When Jared Barnett is released from a life sentence on a murder charge, he comes to Melanie Starks and her son Charlie with a plan to rob a local Nebraska bank. But during the holdup everything goes wrong, innocent people end up dead, and the two petty cons are on the run with Jared - with more lives at stake and nothing to lose.
Naval Intelligence officer Alan Craik and NCIS agent Mike Dukas (of TOP HOOK) are lured into an operation with the Chinese. Espionage and sub hunting off the coast of Whidbey Island come together in a chase to rescue a Chinese defector and his family, as a US Navy carrier group is threatened by hostile suicide boats acting on targeting information from a submarine.
Jim Bishop's assignment is to investigate the airport and report back to his boss Scott Weiss. Meanwhile Weiss himself investigates a death in a mansion in Presidio Heights, a seemingly random murder south of Market, and an apparent suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge. All seem to be the work of his old nemesis--Shadowman.
When a young man is found dead in the pool of one of South Florida's most prominent citizens, Archy McNally rushes in to salvage reputations and solve the possible crime.
While visiting Venice a world-renowned conductor becomes a victim of cyanide and Vice-Commissario of Police Guido Brunetti must narrow the large and unconventional group of suspects down to one. As Brunetti pieces together clues he is torn between what is, and what should be right, and whether the law can appropriately respond. Recommended.
Dexter Morgan, despite his job as a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami Police and his proclivity for murder, can't stand the sight of blood. His job, however, allows him to keep an eye out for people who really deserve his special visit. When a second, more visible serial killer appears in Miami, with a style virtually identical to his own, Dexter feels he is being challenged.
Simon Leonidovich is asked by a Texas billionaire to deliver the ransom for his kidnapped daughter. But Simon soon learns that many of the billionaire's allies may have something to hide.
Athens Homicide Squad chief Inspector Costas Haritos is called to the scene of a murdered TV journalist who has been killed in the broadcasting studio just as she was about to go on air with some sensational news. When Janna's successor is also murdered, various important people become uncomfortable as Haritos steps up his investigation.
Judge Deborah Knott is offered a week on the bench in Cedar Gap. It is early autumn and residents are preparing to close up their palatial summer cabins and return to their winter homes in Florida. But Deborah's peaceful break is disrupted when one Floridian is found murdered. He won't be going home and neither will Deborah until she tracks down the killer.
Nicholas Bracewell, the book holder for Elizabethan Theatre troupe Westfield's Men, has a few problems on his hands. The troupe's playwright is ill, a gambler is using the actor's salaries, and their costumes have gone missing.
The Deaf Man is back, taunting the detectives of the 87th Precinct with clues culled from Shakespeare.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan investigate a grotesque prostitute killing that duplicates every detail of an unsolved series of murders two years earlier.
Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney is at a California ranch to buy some prime quarter horse breeding stock and instead becomes the prime suspect when a guest at the ranch is found dead. He digs into the victim's background and connects the death with the man's ex-wife and her refusal to believe that her son died in Vietnam 30 years before.
A killer is apparently targeting people with ties to the criminal justice system. Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his wife (Lt. Col. Sarah Brannon) and their unborn son are next on the list of targets.
A man the media call the Anonymous Assassin challenges TV journalist Tony Baker to catch him before he kills again. However, it is the job of Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Hill to catch the killer, despite the unfortunate scrutiny of the media.
US Fish and Wildlife agent Venus Diamond is summoned back to her Seattle home to help her 12 year old stepbrother Tim. Tim has been accused of murdering a 9 year old playmate and claiming that a giant jellyfish did it. Venus discovers this murder is anything but child's play.
Steve Jay has just seen a woman brutally murdered and East London is in the grip of racial turmoil. Then an arsonist sets fire to an Asian cinema, leaving hundreds dead, and ethnic conflict erupts.
Rookie Detective Patty Moriarity suspects workaholic surgeon Will Grant of murder. He is a a member of a group of Massachusetts doctors who are waging verbal warfare against certain insurance corporations who are implementing immoral cost-cutting measures. Unfortunately for Will, there is also someone killing managed-care executives one by one.
Agent Pendergast with the help of Police officer Vincent D'Agosta is determined to solve a bizarre case that defies everything except supernatural logic. Art critic, Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. He was discovered in a room barricaded from the inside, the unmistakable imprint of a claw burned in the wall, and the smell of brimstone everywhere.
Working class mother and housecleaner Lois Meade (of MURDER ON MONDAY) is asked to ply her sleuthing skills once again after discovering a dead body - dressed in a suit of armor - in a small chapel.
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.
Deer season in Blanco County. A blonde bombshell is raising Cain with hunters, scaring away wildlife and trashing vehicles. A local man is found shot to death and left in his deer blind. A recently relocated East Coast wiseguy has been trying to corner the area's lucrative brush-clearing market. And finally, a feisty old rancher has disappeared, leaving behind a trail of blood and enough questions to keep both John Marlin and the local sheriff chasing their tails for some time to come.
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.
As a violent storm rages over the small town of Winter's End, Sheriff Townsend comes upon a chilling scene - a young man, knives in his hands and the body of a woman at his feet. The enigmatic suspect refuses to answer questions and, bizarrely, there is no forensic evidence to link him to the crime. So Townsend calls Alex Rourke back to his sleepy home town in north-eastern Maine after an absence of 20 years. Rourke - ex-FBI interrogator turned PI - is an expert in murderous minds.
Detective Eve Dallas investigates a series of murders where the body of each victim wears a red ribbon around the neck and its eyes have been surgically removed. Eve is frantic to find the killer especially after her partner Peabody is injured escaping an attack by the killer.
Lawyer Mike Daley managed to keep Leon Walker out of jail by means of a few, somewhat dubious legal maneuvers. Now Leon is back. He has been accused of the murder of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and Mike must work to clear Leon's name - and his own.
A terrifying hostage situation is set off after an officer is shot point-blank in the Grant County police station and sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver is wounded. Medical examiner Sara Linton is at the center, working outside the station trying to determine who the shooter is and how to rescue her friends inside.
Small-town Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton is called to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The college is eager to avoid scandal, but things don't add up for Sara.
Felix Tighe is a killer that New York Chief Assistant DA Butch Karp put behind bars. But now Tighe has escaped from prison, with plans to strike Karp where it hurts the most. He will begin by befriending Karp's daughter.
Butch Karp connects the murder of a rap star to a would-be mayor of New York. Butch's wife is in New Mexico, where she follows a trail of child abuse cases to priests exiled from New York back to the upper echelons of the Catholic Church.
Edgar Allan Poe is an American boy in England. In 1819 two Americans arrive in London; soon after, a bank collapses, a man is found dead and horribly mutilated on a building site and a beautiful heiress flirts with her inferiors. All the while, Poe's schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before he and his loved ones are destroyed. Recommended.
Blaine Anderson survives the bombing of a clinic, but goes into hiding, without money or identification, at a homeless shelter. She knows the killer is trying to kill the witnesses and believes it too dangerous to go home to her husband.
Courtroom. After Lady Anne Robinson is killed by two men who broke into her isolated manor house, her son convinces police that his father's beautiful assistant, Greta Grahame sent the killers. His father, the British minister of defense, refuses to believe his son. He marries Greta and agrees to appear as a defense witness at her trial.
Stories which prove that the families that play together sometimes slay together: authors include Block, Clark, Davis, Isaacs, Straub and others.
FBI medical examiner Dr. Jessica Coran is taunted by a gruesome serial killer who is working the American southern heartland, killing women and removing their brains. But why?
Jessica Coran, an experienced pathologist, is shocked when she learns that a murdered woman has had her spine removed from her body. There was a similar crime years ago. Is the man on death row innocent or is a copycat killer responsible for the recent crime?
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.
Sir John Fielding sends Jeremy into the notorious Seven Dials section of London to look into a woman's disappearance - then a friend of Jeremy's also disappears.
Young solicitor Deborah Parker manages to secure a career-making case: she is to defend the son of a major figure in organized crime against the charge of murdering a prostitute.
Sean King's career as a Secret Agent ends when the presidential candidate he is protecting is assassinated. 8 years later, Michelle Maxwell loses a presidential candidate to abduction. The two disgraced agents form an uneasy alliance as they seek the common thread that connects these crimes.
Long Island veterinarian Jessica Popper's attendance at a charity dog show puts her into a dog-eat-dog world when she becomes embroiled in learning who killed a celebrity photographer.
P.I. Rachel Alexander becomes executor of an estate when one of the detectives in the 9/11 survivor's group accidently dies. To find the answer to his apparent suicide, Rachel and her faithful pit bull, Dashiell, begin an investigation that leads them to a dark and deadly mystery.
Melanie Travis discovers that her son's school bus driver has died under suspicious circumstances, leaving two golden retrievers bereft of home and master. She takes the two dogs to her Aunt Peg, the most stubborn woman on the planet, who is determined to discover the truth behind the death.
Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler takes off for Germany after her father dies under suspicious circumstances. She and her ex-husband Paul become locked in a treacherous game with ruthless professional killers. Rachel's father knew something about the whereabouts of the Amber Room, a treasure of Czarist Russia, seized by the Nazis and missing ever since.
The sleepy college town of Duane, Texas is facing an outbreak of Bubonic Plague. Plague specialist Dana Sparks is horrified to learn first that the outbreak is resistant to known vaccines and second that the FBI believes she is the terrorist responsible.
Former FBI agent turned crime writer Saxon receives a call from a man who is clearly troubled. Someone is trying to kill him - he will divulge more when he meets her. Could it be a trap?
First in a new series featuring gypsy culture. Annie Szabo is a young widow who works with her fortune-teller mother-in-law to investigate the murder of an old friend.
Retitle of MONA. After con artist Joe Marlin inadvertently ends up with a suitcase full of heroin, he plots to murder the man he stole it from - with the help of the man's wife.
19 stories of what people do when pushed to the edge, from Brendan DuBois, Noreen Ayres, Shelly Costa, tome Savage, Tracy Knight, Aileen Schumacher, Elaie Viets, G. Miki Hayden, Elaine Togneri, Henry Slesar, Willliam Chambers and others.
Joanne Kilbourn is on holiday at a cottage borrowed from a lawyer friend, one of a cluster of summer homes owned by lawyers from the same prestigious firm. When one of them kills himself the night after a long talk with Joanne, she is pushed into investigating just what her neighbours are involved with.
June 1942 as Rommel approaches Cairo, ex-New York cop Joe Quinn is looking into the assassination of a senior British official. The investigation leads him through the underbelly of a violent and seedy city to the heart of the Cairo high command.
Dave Robicheaux goes to New Orleans to investigate the brutal beating of a friend, Father Jimmie Dolan. The beating appears to be related to a toxic landfill in St. James Parish. Robicheaux, with the help of Clete Purcell, must deal with a maniacal killer sent to finish the job on the priest.
A killer is stalking pretty young women in London's Second City, and Chief Commander John Coffin becomes personally involved when his wife, Stella, is kidnapped.
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is catering a "Ghost Crawl" through Jasmine Cemetery. But then Dr. Davis, the benefit's organizer, is murdered during the Crawl's theatrical number. How could such an upstanding citizen have enemies?
The small town of Port Findlay, Washington, can't protect photographer Diana Gordon from the past, the killer watching her every move, and the man who wants to steal her heart.
Two murders - a century apart - are linked to photographs taken of the Arapahos on the Wind River Reservation in 1907, currently on display at St. Francis' Mission. Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden investigate.
Forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon must lead an excavation of a crime with harrowing implications: the murder of three people, hanged execution-style in an isolated patch of Georgia woods.
Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia to help with a perplexing crime: the death of a 14 year old girl. She must work with the smallest pieces of evidence - traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify.
Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in quest of peace but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida. There she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.
Actor Humphrey Bogart teams up with down-and-out Hollywood private eye Terry Scott to thwart a scheme to blackmail Bogie for murder. The two find themselves tangling with gangsters, while trying not to trip over corpses.
Aerospace engineer Peter Jamison, together with his girlfriend, attorney Melissa Corley, uncovers a crime of corruption, power and violence. And the White House and FBI are determined to silence him.
Charlie Moon must somehow find the common thread among apparently unconnected events: a man walks into Spirit Canyon and disappears; a private museum is burgled; an Apache is arrested for assaulting a police officer, who later disappears.
Attorney Tal Jefferson leaves her big city law firm after a defeat in a capital murder case. She retreats to the small Georgia town where she was raised and finds solace in memories and booze - until a childhood friend is accused of a brutal murder.
14 short pieces, some fiction, some non-fiction.
Hannah Conti, adopted at birth, discovers her mother was convicted of murder. Hannah hires Gracie Smith to clear her mother of the very messy murder of a science teacher. Gracie has also been conned into babysitting a psychotic parrot, a chauvinistic cop is trying to move his way into her spare room, and someone is trying to kill her.
Terry Saltz is doing a decent job of getting his life back together. He's got an awesome double-wide trailer, and a sweet carpentry business in the making. But trouble seems to follow him everywhere he goes - like that woman in barpool league who turned up dead. Must be time to solve another murder.
Former Sarajevo homicide detective Vlado Petric is working at a construction site in Berlin when he is recruited by the International War Crimes Tribunal to round up an aging Nazi collaborator who has become a war profiteer. The mission rapidly becomes both personal and dangerous, as Petric is drawn into a labyrinth of stolen identities, looted gold and painful family ties.
Antiques "picker" Jane Wheel finds herself in the middle of a murder case that may be a cover-up for an extensive furniture counterfeiting operation.
Jessica Fletcher is taking a ride through British Columbia on the historic Whistler Northwind train when an esteemed passenger sips a Bloody Mary and dies.
Night in the California desert: Jack Barron - the youngest cop on the LAPD's murderous 5-2 squad - will get a baptism of blood and fire on a night he will never forget. Panic on the LA streets: an international hitman nothing can stop. And a world famous baroness attempts to put into place a devastating dream destined to topple governments and dethrone dynasties.
Teenage troublemakers Zipp and Andreas unwittingly commit murder when they accidentally kill a baby in the course of a petty crime. Unaware they move onto their next crime. Having following an elderly lady home, Andreas enters her house armed with his trusty knife. Zipps waits nervously outside, but his friend never reappears. There is no reason for Inspector Sejer to connect the case of the infant's death and the disappearance the town's troublemaker.
Francis Oliver, a hospice worker, is stunned when a young boy whose last days were to be spent under her care is taken away to a hospital by paramedics. At the hospital the boy dies under mysterious circumstances and before his time. Francis travels to Mexico to find the truth behind this event.
Prominent archaeologists Walt and Jocelyn Gaines have just completed excavation of a Mayan ruin when they are waylaid by bandits and Jocelyn is fatally wounded. Their three sons try to reconstruct what happened after they learned their father is now living a life of surprising affluence with a mysterious young girlfriend.
From the author of VERTICAL RUN. Charlie McKenzie is a master at doing the CIA's dirty work - until his bosses double-cross. Now they bring him back to retrieve a top-secret technology called Whirlwind. Their plan, once they have it back, is to get Whirlwind back and get rid of Charlie. Charlie, however, has his own ideas.
Actor Toby Flood finds himself involved in a dangerous conflict between his estranged wife's new lover, a wealthy entrepreneur, and a man named Derek Oswin. Oswin's father died of cancer due to conditions in the plastics factory owned by the entrepreneur's father.
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.
The body of a 5 year old girl found on a shabby London street is linked by Superintendent Richard Jury with the body of an unidentified woman murdered in the gardens of a distant estate. This same estate was the scene of a child abduction three years prior.
Anne Joy's sadistic brother Vic is now a modern-day pirate whose murderous crew is terrorizing the Gulf Coast. He is obsessed with his sister and will do whatever it takes to drive away Anne's lovers, past and present - even murder. This obsession puts him on a collision course with Thorn and everything Thorn values, including the daughter of his closest friend.
Small-town Georgia librarian Aurora Teagarden finds her stepsister-in-law Poppy dead on her kitchen floor - and must sift through the sordid details of her relative's life in order to find the killer.
PI Lena Padget finds herself working different sides of the same murder investigation as her lover homicide detective Joel Mendez. Joel is teamed up with an ATF agent following leads that link the death of a college intern to the Waco disaster. But Lena is hired by the victim's sister, frustrated by all the dead ends.
Attorney Kali O'Brien arrives at a meeting place in a deserted, wooded park to meet with an informant with explosive and dangerous information. But a sniper kills the informant and leaves Kali with her own bullet wound and only a few cryptic words to point the way into a web of twisted revenge and ambition.
Oz Blackstone is enjoying the success of his latest hit movie, but when blackmailers threaten his father with a particularly sleazy scam, the dream begins to turn into a nightmare..
A Bob Skinner novel. Pope John XXV is coming to Edinburgh and security needs to be tight. But a body is found hanging from a tree, a war veteran is killed in a hit and run, and another dies from an apparent heart attack. Is there a chink in the armour?
After marine researcher Melis Nemid arrives at her Caribbean island home to research dolphin behaviour a savage killer also arrives. Only one man can save her - a man who claims to be a fellow oceanographer and who seeks to gain her trust. But she may not know what this enigmatic man really wants until too late.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is confronted with a killer who goes to extraordinary lengths to obscure the identity of his victims, leaving them literally faceless and burning away their fingertips. When she finally discovers the identity of the first victim, her world is turned upside down.
LA freelance reporter Molly Blume discovers that a board devoted to the preservation of historical architecture has both fiery proponents and fiery opponents who have collided in a conflict that results in violence escalating into arson and murder.
As Venice braces for a winter tempest, Commissario Guido Brunetti finds out that an old friend has been savagely beaten at the palazzo home of reigning diva Flavia Petrelli. Then, as the flood waters rise, a corpse is discovered.
When Clay, husband to trading post owner Texana Jones, is accused of murder, Texana must outwit Mexico's corrupt legal system to prove his innocence.
Andre Lemoine, a researcher in gene therapy, races to save the young African boy from AIDS. Meanwhile his depressive ex-wife and his criminal brother are threatening all he has worked for. But Lemoine will stop at nothing to find the cure.
Four students stumble upon the body of a young woman who has been raped and murdered. When the case is reopened 25 years later, two of the four former students die suspiciously, and Alex must find the real killer before he becomes the next victim. Recommended.
Crime boss Darkey White taps Michael Forsythe to lead his Irishmen against the rival powers in Harlem and the Bronx. But then Michael makes the mistake of seducing Darkey's girl and is sent to Mexico for a simple drug deal - and gets double-crossed. After escaping a hellish prison and surviving a living nightmare in the wilderness, Michael is going home - for revenge.
Through a series of unwanted promotions, Trevor Barnett has become the lead spokesman for the tobacco industry - just as a 200 billion dollar lawsuit is about to bankrupt it. Now, Big Tobacco is going on the offensive - and Trevor is caught in the crossfire.
After a cursed gem disappears - and dead bodies appear, Alex Winston must stop a killer and save his beloved inn.
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.
A burglar has been caught in the act and killed by an ice pick-wielding homeowner. It seems cut-and-dried, but Mallory discovers that the homeowner is someone the police have been seeking for sixty years, a child thought to have been kidnapped after the massacre of her entire family - with an ice-pick.
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?
Warshawski must juggle two cases: that of a missing Egyptian boy (possibly a terrorist) and of a dead reporter who had been investigating McCarthy era wrongdoing. Naturally the two cases come together.
Sunny Randall gets distraction from the impending remarriage of her ex-husband in the form of a college student looking for her birth parents. But before the investigation has a chance to take off, two key players are dead.
An early novel now issued for the first time in paperback. Constantine, a drifter, accepts a ride with an old geezer named Polk that ends with an offer he can't resist: an easy in-and-out bank job. But nothing is as easy as it seems.
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.
After would-be Hollywood screenwriter Ray Corson promises to protect a stag-movie starlet from a sadistic pornographer, it will be Ray who is in need of protection.
Tie-in to the new BBC TV series MURDER ROOMS: THE DARK BEGINNINGS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. In his first medical practice young Arthur Conan Doyle meets sweet Heather Grace. He is puzzled not only by the strange eye complaint she suffers but by her visions of a phantom cyclist who vanishes as soon as he is followed.
From the author of REMEMBRANCE DAY and A SPY'S LIFE. When the head of the US's NSA is assassinated at Heathrow, Robert Harland becomes involved in the hunt for the perpetrators in our frightening, post-September 11th world, where torture is used by democratic societies who cite defence as the justification.
PBS star and amateur sleuth Louise Eldridge covers the spring plant sale of the venerable Bethesda Garden Club for her televison show and finds blue-blooded traditions, deeply rooted resentments - and fertile ground for murder.
The 18th novel in the bestselling series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The enigmatic Irish billionaire Roarke comes to her for help when a trusted employee becomes a suspect in a double homicide. Roarke senses a security threat when it turns out that the computer files of one of the victims were deliberately corrupted.
1537: when a royal commissioner is murdered in a Benedictine monastery on the south coast of England, Henry VIII's vicar general sends Matthew Shardlake and his young protege Mark Poer to investigate. They encounter evidence of sexual misconduct, embezzlement and treason. And then two more murders occur.
Connecticut real estate broker Ben Abbott is asked to mediate between two warring neighbours: Vietnam Vet Richard Butler, whose violent son Dicky has just been released from jail and high-powered former diplomat Harry King. Then a dam bursts on King's estate during a fancy lawn party and parts of Dicky's body are discoverd in the mud.
Somewhere in Western New York there's an abandonded amusement park, its overgrown ride filled only with corpses. If ex-PI Joe Kurtz doesn't unravel the secret of this place in five days, he'll be one of them.
From the author of the Precious Ramotswe series. Isabel Dalhousie witnesses a young man plunge to his death from the upper balcony of the Edinburgh Concert Hall. When Isabel discovers that the young victim had uncovered illicit activities at the brokerage house where he worked, the hunt for answers, and the killer is on.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent Rachel Porter has been assigned to the northern California wilds, where a biologist recently vanished while searching for a rare blue butterfly believed extinct -- a hunt that may well have led him to his death. And now a young girl has gone missing also, and her disappearance might be connected.
Stories of mystery in the wild - wherever human nature turns wild - with original stories from Coel, Estleman, Laurie King, Skye Moody, Brad Reynolds, Rozan, Stabenow, Straley and more.
Aleutian PI Kate Shugak is hired by a woman who wishes her mother, now terminally ill in prison, to be exonerated. Despite her daughter's belief in her innocence, the mother accepted her conviction for setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. Moreover she refuses now to cooperate with Kate's investigation.
Hannah Ives survived her struggle with cancer with the help of fellow patient Valerie Stone. The two survivors have much to celebrate when they meet again, but then Valerie dies suddenly. And when Hannah tries to uncover the cause of her friend's untimely death it appears there are some who wish to discourage her curiosity.
1916: the war is still raging when Francesca's grandfather dies on the family estate in England's Exe Valley. Intrigue erupts, centered on an unusual white stone in the garden, which according to the will must be dug up and transported to Scotland, where it is to be buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous "accidents" occur.
The debut of a fiery Latina detective caught in a high intensity investigation on the broken streets of Nashville.
Short (124 pages) novel. Friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham is alone in standing by the O'Riordan family when Patrick O'Riordan is arrested for the murder of an elderly woman and her live-in nurse. But secrets emerge that lead Siobhan to question her trust in the family and Patrick's innocence.
Anthropologist Johnathan Hughes comes across the 30-year-old case of a mentally handicapped young man convicted of brutally murdering his grandmother. Soon thereafter the young man was dead, driven to suicide. Hughes discovers a terrible miscarriage of justice.
Inspiration for the classic Hitchcock film. A young socialite tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of her travelling companion.
When music professor Louise Braniff offers Barbara Holloway a large retainer to defend a young woman accused of murder and demands complete anonymity, the attorney is intrigued - and suspicious.
Set in 1930s Hollywood. Detective Rick Barron leaves the Beverly Hills force and lands a job on the security detail for Centurion Pictures. He uncovers a murder cover-up and blackmail scam that threatens the studio and may originate with the West Coast mob.
Ex-Western star John Ray Horn (first met in the Dagger-winning CLEA'S MOON) now lives on the margins of 1940s LA after serving a spell in prison. A chance contact leads him to the strangled body of an old flame. With the help of partner Joseph Mad Crow John Ray is determined to find her killer.