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.
In the small village of Sawrey no one, neither human or animal, has a bad word to say about local shepherd Ben Hornby. And yet one day Beatrix finds him dead in the meadow. She suspects foul play.
The first disappears after a night out with her girlfriends, the second disappears after working late at the office and the third disappears after a business trip to New York. All were young, successful and beautiful. The baffled Dublin police call in crime profiler Kate Waters, crime profiler, to give them a lead. As the investigation progresses, she realizes she's dealing with some of Dublin's most vicious criminals - and that the police seem to have an informer within their own ranks.
Advice columnist Molly Forrester sees a chance to get closer to real news when she literally stumbles over a colleague's body in her brand new pumps. She's distracted from her probe into the magazine world and Manhattan's singles scene by the adorable homicide detective on the case - and the annoying presence of Peter, her pretentious boyfriend.
Going undercover at a local seniors' center to investigate prescription fraud, ex-RN Pauline finds herself in a mess involving an illegal Viagra ring and cold-blooded murder.
Annabelle, a Southern heiress, becomes involved with a renowned trial lawyer whose ex-lovers, including Annabelle's cousin, are being murdered one by one.
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.
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.
The anonymous caller who taunts the Derbyshire police with talk of an imminent killing could be just a hoaxer, but Detective Dianne Fry is certain she's dealing with a killer. DC Ben Cooper meanwhile is looking into the area's first case of bodysnatching.
Deputy DA Samantha Kincaid receives a homicide call out to the elite Hillside neighbourhood in Portland, Oregon. The victim, hotshot investigative reporter Percy Crenshaw, has been bludgeoned to death in his carport. Within a matter of hours, police arrest two young men who appear to have embarked on a crime spree in the aftermath of anti-police protests. One of the suspects confesses but then recants, claiming coercive police tactics, and Samantha finds herself following Crenshaw's steps into an elaborate maze of connections between the city's drug trade and officers in the bureau's north precinct.
It was back in the innocent days of the 1950s when Robicheaux and his brother, Jimmie, met Ida on a Galveston beach. She was pretty and Jimmie fell for her hard - not knowing she was a prostitute on infamous Post Office Street, with ties to the mob. Then Ida was abducted and never seen again. Now, decades later, Robicheaux is asking questions about Ida Durbin, and a couple of redneck deputy sheriffs make it clear that asking questions is a dangerous game.
Interior designer Erin Gilbert visits the magnificent home of a free-spending client and finds that the priceless antiques she painstakingly acquired for the woman have now been completely replaced with fakes. Her attempts to find out why are interrupted by a murder.
Two students, researching a baffling Renaissance text, come across a long-lost diary that may prove to be the key to deciphering the text. However, a fellow researcher is murdered only hours after they make the find. Now the pair are thrust into a chilling cycle of deaths and revelations.
Journalist India Kane accompanies a Greenpeace ship in its pursuit of a whaling fleet. Then, out of the high winds and freezing fog a huge tanker appears, bearing down on them. Eight crew members are lost, including one of India's closest friends. India's quest to bring the owner of the vessel to justice begins at Jambouko Bay.
TV news correspondent Alex Callahan has his six-year-old twin sons kidnapped from him at a countryside Renaissance Fair. Then the phone call comes. When it becomes clear the police can't help, Alex vows to use his own relentless investigative skills to rescue his children from the shadowy figure dubbed The Piper and linked with the zealously secret world of professional magicians and the eerie culture of voodoo.
DI Steve Madden doesn't believe in second sight until psychic Lavinia Roberts is found brutally murdered. Did she forsee her own horrific death?
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.
Jane Smythe, a math professor specializing in fractal geometry, is shocked to learn that three professors with the same specialty have died. Pepper Keane, ex-Marine turned PI, is called in to discover the root of these incidents.
Half-Hopi computer hacker/PI Laura Winslow is drawn into chaos when illegal gambling websites for cockfighting appear on the Tohono Chul park's computer system. Soon, a nightmare of desperation, broken trust, and grisly murder stretches her across the borders separating serenity and chaos, love and abandonment, and plunges her into a world of violence and evil far worse than anything she has ever known.
Abby has her hands full at her cousin Jillian's wedding as florist, bridesmaid, and grandma-sitter - all while wearing a hideous dress. Then the groom's 90-year-old grandmother goes missing from the reception. On her search, Abby finds the corpse of guest Jack Snyder. Now she must find out who killed Jack in the pulpit.
What might have happened during the legendary radio broadcast: only Walter Gibson, creator of the "Shadow", knows if Orson Welles, accused of killing his mistress on that night, is truly guilty,
When wealthy LA socialite Lenore Richling's twentysomething gold-digging boy toy of a husband absconds with ten thousand dollars worth of her jewelry, she does what anyone in her position would do: she checks herself in for a plastic surgery shopping spree, then calls Kerry and Terry McAfee for help. The identical twin sisters, assisted by sidekicks Paquito, a Pomeranian, and Muffy, a Pug, hop on their hot pink Harleys and plunge into the case.
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.
Greece, home of the ancient Olympic Games, is a favourite destination for Seven Sights Travel, a seedy company which provides tours for wealthy travellers. Falco and Helena hear that two Roman visitors have been murdered at Olympia; the authorities will not investigate properly, so Falco steps in. Making himself unwelcome at the hidebound sanctuary, he soon finds himself up against Seven Sights.
Sam Wintripp, the protagonist from OVERFALL, sets out with Haley Walthers in a brutal race through a vast wilderness to learn the secret that a soulless corporate syndicate will do anything to possess.
Frank Shakespeare receives a package containing a mobile phone and a photograph. A blackmailer has chosen him as a target. Meanwhile Tami Steel is out of jail, after ten years for a crime she claims she didn't commit. She wants to put the past behind her, but there are dangerous people after her. Frank and Tami are connected by a secret pact sealed over 15 years before, a secret that someone will kill to keep.
Robert Amiss's 10th appearance. A committee of the great and the good is choosing the winner of an enormous literary prize awarded by the European Union. The chairman is the redoubtable Baroness Troutbeck, a sworn enemy of the EU and a heretic among the British Intelligentsia, ensuring carnage will inevitably ensue.
John Rain, the Japanese-American assassin, 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. Recommended.
Mild-mannered detective Edward Newson is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, while comprehensively failing to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. Meanwhile a school reunion is planned via the internet, and old feuds and passions begin to burn hot again.
Paul Wood unwittingly stumbles upon a transfer of human cargo, a 5-year-old Tamil boy accidentally left behind by gun-toting Bosnian gangsters. This chance encounter, during a last-ditch holiday with his girlfriend, is going to turn him into an international dealer in human desperation.
Paul Wood can't believe it. While hiking in the Himalayas he comes upon a fellow trekker sitting against an abandoned Nepalese building. The man's skull is crushed and a pair of knives plunged into his eyes. The real horror of this scene is that Paul has been here before.
Wanda Nell Culpepper finds her missing pink flamingo stuck in the very dead body of her no-account ex-husband. A recipe from the Kountry Kitchen is included.
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.
Awaiting a passionate rendezvous with her husband in romantic Italy, Carolyn spends the day with the beautiful Paolina, who has been stood up by her lover. But Carolyn's vacation turns sour when she finds her lovely companion drowned in the hotel's pool. Is it suicide? The buffalo mozzarella? Or the the president of the chemical company who just happened to be Paolina's boss?
A prisoner has managed to breach the foolproof security of Arizona's Meza Azul penitentiary , set loose the other inmates, and take control of the facility - holding more than one hundred guards and workers hostage. And one hostage will die every six hours until Timothy Driver gets what he wants: Frank Corso. Unwilling to be responsible for the death of innocents, Corso allows himself to be delivered into the bowels of Meza Azul - and into the hands of a crazed hero turned criminal.
Fran Varady isn't keen to help seedy club owner Mickey Allerton track down Lisa, a dancer who's done a bunk. But since Mickey's holding Fran's dog Bonnie hostage till the job's done, she doesn't have much choice. She finds Lisa and arranges to meet, but when she arrives at the meeting, the first thing she notices is a body floating in the river.
Sequel to THE MOSAIC OF SHADOWS. 1098: the crusaders are besieging the Turks in Antioch. When the Norman knight Drogo is found murdered, the ruthlessly ambitious Lord Bohemond charges Demetrios Askiates to find the killer. As dissension threatens to destroy the crusade, Demetrios uncovers a viper's nest of jealousy, betrayal and fanaticism.
Three novels featuring DI Bill Slider in one volume: DEAD END, BLOOD LINES, and KILLING TIME.
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, one of Noah Bishop's earliest recruits to the Special Crimes Unit is unusually visible due to his psychic ability to locate missing people - 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.
For 20 years, FBI agent Quentin Hayes has been haunted by an unsolved murder at the Lodge. He has returned to lodge to put the mystery to rest.
As Portsmouth's Major Crimes Team prepares to take on the city's biggest drug lord, Joe Faraday must deal with the realities of modern day policing: compromise, betrayal, and corruption. And the fact that his son is facing a manslaughter charge.
Hank Thompson isn't pleased when a backpacker with a Russian accent turns up at his hut on a quiet Mexican beach with unwanted questions about Hank's past. So he kills the backpacker and goes on the run again, dodging Federales and Russian mobsters, sneaking past the US Border Patrol, and trying to avoid dying at the hands of two hell-bent surfer bums who fancy themselves his allies.
Dexter, McDermid, Rankin, Peter Robinson, Barnard, Billingham, Laura Wilson, and Lisa Cody are included.
When a villager's property is burned down, the locals think no further misfortune could befall him - until they find his son's body among the ruins. As a sinister twist emerges in what seems to be a tragic accident, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Simon arrive to unravel the mystery. But then threats are issued against Baldwin's own family.
Baldwin and Simon visit Exeter at the same time the Bishop there is murdered. As more deaths occur, they begin to realize that they too may be targets.
Half-Greek, half-Scots PI Alex Mavros is asked to trace a missing teenager. At first he sees no connection with the recent violent killings afflicting Athens. But then the trail of the missing girl leads him to the dangerous knowledge that the present day killings have their roots in the brutal military dictatorship of the past.
1920's Munich is a city stalked by a killer so ruthless no one is safe - and even the police don't know who to trust.
Two separate short novels, each set in a different city, by both authors writing together. In one Boston police investigate the death of a college basketball star, in the other a worker in a Santa Fe art gallery is murdered.
Kick Keswick retired from her career as the highly successful jewel thief known as the Shamrock Burglar and settled down in Provence with the one person who knows her secret - Scotland Yard Commander Thomas Curtis. But now someone, using the name of the Shamrock Burglar, is stealing from the Riviera's rich and famous. Before Kick can protest her innocence, Thomas leaves her. She goes into hiding, intending to lay a trap for the real thief.
Sequel to THE WATER CLOCK. In 1976 a US plane crashes on a remote farm, and out of the flames walks a young Maggie Beck, clutching a baby in her arms. 27 years later, Maggie is dying and in a hospital bed next to her lies Laura Dryden. Laura has been listening to Maggie's deathbed ramblings. She hears secrets that would blow open the murder story that her husband, Philip Dryden, is covering, if she can somehow communicate them to him.
Ely, 1940: a man is shot dead in an escape tunnel beneath a POW camp. He sees the face of his killer just before he dies. 60 years later Philip Dryden is at the scene when the body is uncovered in an archaeoligical dig.
Stephanie Chalice, on NYPD's homicide unit, is up against a murdering psychopath who stalks Manhattan on the prowl for a very special type of woman. Part of his twisted game is intentionally leaving clues for the police, clues designed not only to taunt, but to do something much worse. Will Chalice be able to discover his real purpose before another woman dies?
To solve a 30-year conspiracy homicide detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus follow a trail of exquisite but disturbing artwork into the shocking world of the Death Collectors, people who spend vast sums to collect serial-killer memorabilia.
San Francisco, 1924: the closer she comes to the place she used to call home, the more troubled become Mary Russell's dreams. As she and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, attempt to settle their affairs there, a mysterious stranger appears who may hold the key to the locked rooms that have been haunting Mary's dreams.
When Jack receives a report of an excess of body parts appearing at the Cook County Morgue, she hopes it's only a miscount. It's not. Even worse, these extra limbs seem to be accessorized with Jack's handcuffs. Someone has plans for Jack. Very bad plans.
When the corpse of a teenage girl is discovered on a hillside four months after her disappearance, all evidence points to her boyfriend. But Cork O'Connor is convinced of his innocence. He struggles with small-town bigotry and long-held resentment from his own childhood. And the case takes a bizarre turn when the boyfriend reappears, claiming to have seen a vision of Jesus Christ in Blood Hollow. Recommended.
Mark is working as a "creative executive" for loathsome film producer Dexter Morton when a major earthquake rocks LA. He finds a body floating in Dexter's pool and goes from D-Boy to murder suspect before he can say "three picture deal".
Celebrated crime novelist Lizbeth Greene needs a bestseller. Heroin is gradually replacing literary success for her. The story of Wilson Velez may be her salvation. But when she visits him in prison the criminal draws her into a complex dance of attraction and rejection.
The three girls have been inseparable best friends since the third grade - Josie, the athletic one; Perri, the brilliant, acerbic drama queen; and Kat, the beauty, who also has brains, grace, and a heart open to all around her. But their last day of high school becomes their final day together after one of them brings a gun to school to resolve a mysterious feud. When the police arrive, they discover two wounded girls, one so critically that she is not expected to recover. The third girl is dead, killed instantly by a shot to the heart.
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? Edgar nominee for best novel.
Obsessed with discovering what happened to her missing sister, Atlanta detective Jess Brubraker is willing to disappear into a sordid nightworld to find the answer. But that means leading both herself and her lover into the most intimate and terrifying trap of all.
Claire Watkins, deputy sheriff for Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin, must deal with two murders - one in the present and one in the past. A finger bone is discovered from the 50-year-old unsolved murder of an entire farm family.
Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is the sole female deputy in Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin, a quiet Mississippi River town an hour and a half from the Twin Cities. The official population in Fort St. Antoine is now 142, but it's a figure about to be reduced dramatically as several suspicious deaths are reported. Claire's investigations focus on a local woman with a suspicious history of serial widowhood.
Attorney Paul Madriani must deal with a client who refuses to discuss his mysterious career as a soldier, prosecutors who stonewall him at every turn and ballistics evidence pointing to a crack marksman.
Sassy crime reporter Paige Turner investigates the murder of a television star whose killer is looking to improve his own ratings.
A reporter is shot dead and a Colorado deputy and former Army sniper must catch the ruthless sharpshooter.
12 year old Faith Ann Porter was hidden under a desk while her attorney mother was murdered for photographs that could rock New Orleans. Now Faith Ann is being hunted by a pair of killers with a very powerful boss. Ex-US Marshal Winter Massey is drawn by a horrifying cycle of murder-and the plea of one terrified young girl. But awaiting Massey is a chilling surprise...and an assassin with a secret mission, a secret motive, and the perfect plan...
A noir classic, back in print after a 47 year absence: a beautiful jewel smuggler is on her way to Mazatlan, seeking revenge on the rival who abducted her and scarred her for life.
A rookie reporter needs to break a story and so sets out to find a missing woman and stop a twisted killer. Canadian author.
The riveting new mystery about a small town pitted against a corporation with water harvesting plans. Peaceful people are driven to desperate acts, awakening residents of Cape Perdido to unsavory truths about each other.
A new Artie Cohen mystery begins when a jogger finds a child's blood drenched clothing on a Brooklyn beach. Fear explodes when other children go missing. Artie's search take him back to Brooklyn's remote coastal suburbs and the Russian community he thought he had left behind him.
The wife of Nina Reilly's client was killed during a casino-district robbery two years earlier. Three student witnesses, the robbery victims, lied about their identities and are hiding outside of California and the reach of the court. Nina has to find them. She tracks down two of them in a village not far from the European home of Kurt, her ex-lover and father of her teenage son.
V. I. Warshawski investigates the sabotage of a small Chicago South Side flag factory. She is led to the wealthy, contentious family that owns the huge By-Smart discount store chain.
11th century Japan: On his first official assignment, Sugawara Akitada, an impoverished nobleman and earnest young government clerk in the Ministry of Justice, is sent from the capital city on a nearly impossible mission. He is to find why tax convoys are disappearing in the province of Kazusa. He has been set up to fail.
Lifeguard Ned Kelley's relationship with the beautiful Tess, along with the million dollars that awaits him as his share of the score for the robbery of some world-class art, has him feeling fairly self-satisfied. But when Tess is murdered and others involved in the robbery are massacred, Ned is the prime suspect. He's been set up.
Three days out of prison and trying to stay clean, Harry Healy doesn't really want to get involved with Manfred Pfiser's drug deals. But he needs the cash so he agrees to make one simple delivery. Simple, that is, till Harry stumbles across the results of a robbery cooked up by an old cellmate of his, together with a former high school baseball star, a trigger-happy sociopath, and a beach bunny who can't seem to keep her clothing on.
Dr. Rudolf Rosenharte, a Russian academic from Dresden and agent for MI6, must face a stark choice when his security is compromised: to jump ship and defect to the West, leaving his family to the mercies of the Stasi, or return to East Germany to carry out a dangerous assignment under the State's suspicious eye.
Thomas Bolden grew up on the streets. Now he has carved out a successful career on Wall Street. A bizarre kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life and a violent organization is framing him for the crimes he did not commit. Now he must use the survival skills of his hardscrabble boyhood in order to live.
2059: New York City police detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer who has claimed the lives of both a father and his son.
1540, the hottest summer of the 16th century: Matthew Shardlake has been living quietly, building his law practice and avoiding politics. However, his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, once again brings him into contact with Thomas Cromwell - and a new assignment.
New York City, 1943: meet Faye Quick, a sassy secretary who must become a PI to keep her boss's agency going while he is away at war. She turns out to be adept at solving crimes, notably when she stumbles, literally, over the body of a murdered woman.
Lawyer Mary DiNunzio's latest case, the suicide of an Italian-American in a World War II internment camp, has earned her ominous, anonymous threats.
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.
Someone has stolen Patrick Balfour's identity and framed the headmaster/broadcaster/novelist as a thief and paedophile, using his national insurance number and forging his handwriting. The most galling is that the teasing series of letters that Patrick gets make it clear that his adversary is better read than him. He is sent off on a tense literary chase.
Allyson Brown, a woman of wealth, a hostess of fabled parties, a patron of the arts - especially of poets - is found floating in her own swimming pool, shot to death. Poet and fledgling detective Talba Wallis wants to her clear her sister Janessa of the killing. The case takes Talba from literary parties to Gulf Coast bait shops, from biker bars to abandoned wharves as she learns that Allyson was widely hated, a con artist who neglected her children, failed to pay her bills, and lied to everyone she wanted something from. The one person she loved may have ushered her to her death.
Yard sales can bring out the worst in people. So when Scumble River school psychologist Skye Denison organizes a 100-mile yard sale, otherwise neighbourly folk get downright nasty: her own mother creams a woman, and a battle of the sexes breaks out. But when her former boss is found murdered, nobody knows for sure how this cookie will crumble.
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, is found nearby.
Marjory Fleming is a sheep farmer's wife, a mother, and a police detective inspector whose home and family are her refuge from the violence of her job. It's 2001 and Dumfries and Galloway is one of the first places hit by the foot and mouth epidemic. When the bulls belonging to an eccentric local family are killed, and their field ploughed up for burial of carcasses, a body is discovered.
A servant has been murdered and the baby in her charge abducted. Fidelma the advocate from Cashel has solved worse crimes - but this time, the missing child is her son.
Antique print dealer Maggie Summer uses prints by Currier, Ives and other 19th century artists, to teach a college course on "Myths in American Culture". As a faculty advisor, she's also dealing with the problems of students who are single parents: problems that turn dangerous when a young mother is poisoned, and events twist Maggie's own thoughts about motherhood. She suspects a sinister connection between the past and the present, and her prints could provide valuable clues.
Juliet Applebaum is a public defender and stay at home mom. She balances clue chasing with diaper changing and house hunting - because a new arrival is on the way.
Innes Haldane finds a message on her answerphone from Isabella Velasco. Isabella and Innes were among seven teenagers who spent a year together in 1977 in the Unit, an experimental home for gifted but dysfunctional teenagers. Now, 30 years later Isabella is trying to make contact - but before Innes can reach her she commits suicide.
A wave of killings in New York City in 1919 attracts the attention of the Arcanum. This group includes Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini, H. P. Lovecraft and the voodoo priestess Marie Lauveau. Together they probe the underbelly of the occult and confront a power stronger and darker than they would have believed possible. Recommended.
DA Tony Fraser faces the most difficult case of his career, the prosecution of a killer accused of committing acts so bloodthirsty, so violent, that by their very nature they provide an iron-clad defense: not guilty by reason of insanity. Worse, key witnesses disappear and crucial evidence is lost.
African American LAPD homicide detective Charlotte Justice investigates when a woman's body is found in L.A.'s Koreatown district, where a series of robberies and murders has already put besieged merchants on edge. Vicki, the victim, served as a special aide to handsome, media-savvy Mike Santos, who is vying to become L.A.'s first Latino mayor. Is the murder connected to the campaign - or is the answer to be found in the ethnic enclave that nurtured Vicki - and that may now be hiding her killer?
Journalist Annie Anderson takes a job with a new fashion magazine but hasn't lost her nose for trouble. When Mark Mailer, New York's hottest young designer, is gunned down in what appears to be a random killing, Annie investigates.
British Intelligence officer Paul Richter learns that Europe has been seeded with Russian neutron bombs by disgruntled Russian supremos working with al-Qaeda. The Russians will give the Americans an ultimatum. But the terrorists have their own plan.
Agatha hates divorce cases - especially when the client is as pompous as Robert Smedley - but she has a business to run and she's not about to turn away a paying customer. Although the case doesn't look promising, it isn't long before Smedley is found poisoned in his office. The prime suspect, his sainted wife Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer.
Cleveland's Evelyn James arrives at a bizarre crime scene where a young woman has drowned, her feet sunk in cement. The forensic trace evidence expert can see this one will be a challenge. And then a second victim is found, and the police - and Evelyn - are in a race against time to catch the killer.
PI Rachel Alexander and pit bull Dash investigate a mysterious pet cloning operation with a penchant for dabbling in murder.
Annie Szabo has lost too many friends so the death of neighbour Margo Spanger hits hard. Aided by an ex-cop and Madame Mina's plant medicine, Annie delves into Margo's tangled past and one thing is clear - the killer is a master of disguises.
Serial-killer thriller with a dark twist; a troubled FBI profiler unlocks a terrifying secret when he learns that a recent archaeolgical discovery is linked to a series of recent unsolved murders.
As tourists arrive at Cobb's Landing to enjoy an authentic Colonial-style Thanksgiving, mayor Peggy Turner would be thankful for nothing more than a clue as to who killed her neighbour - a clue that didn't point to her!
The Vixen, a sensuous, crazed female serial killer, has masterminded a series of explosions across London. She is unpredictable, wild, angry - and cops don't even know she exists. Inspector Brant is the best cop in town and consumed by a bigger-than-usual mean streak, but it will take all his talent and all his notorious lack of ethical boundaries to catch this killer.
Washington DC reporter Lacey Smithsonian interviews Amanda Manville, a TV makeover show success story. She finds that Amanda's beauty has attracted a beast in the form of a stalker with nasty intentions.
Someone is murdering New York City priests. With pressure mounting, the mayor, the governor and the police commissioner all want this madman stopped before one more body is found. But they're not the only ones. The Church and the Vatican need to have the killer silenced, for he is their worst nightmare come true - the living embodiment of a terrible, dark secret.
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?
India, 1922: Scotland Yard's Joe Sandilands is sent with an experienced hunter to help out the Maharajah. The old man is dying, his succession is in question, and a man-eating tiger is terrorizing the northern villages. It becomes clear that Joe must track down a clever murderer - all under the mocking and hostile eye of the ruthless Chief of State Police.
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. Recommended.
Dex Edden, a computer programmer, accompanies his boss to Nevada's famous weeklong arts festival. A masked visitor enters the RV where Dex and his boss are camped out, Dex's tiny oasis in the middle of the weird and unnerving festival scene is shattered in a moment of blinding violence. Now Dex is wanted by the killer, who fled into the desert - and by the police. His survival will depend on blending in with the oddballs and eccentrics in an alien landscape. For on the final, fateful night of Burning Man - the giant wooden centerpiece of the festival - the flames will rise -- and the masks will come off. Vancouver author.
The national coroner of Laos, Dr. Siri Paiboun, is no respecter of persons or party; at his advanced age he can afford to be independent. With the assistance of his helpers, the mentally retarded Mr. Geung and Nurse Dtui ("Fatty")-who has dubbed him "Super Spirit Doc"-he elucidates the causes of mysterious deaths. But he also communes with the deposed king, whose special channel to the occult has left him, and attends a conference of shamans called by the Communist government to give the spirits an ultimatum: obey party orders or get out. Recommended.
When one of her baristas serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare Cosi must uncover some jolting secrets to save her shop.
An anti-globalization group plans to artificially trigger a polar shift to give the world's industrial nations a jolt. Things start to go badly when it's learned that the shift is irreversible. The NUMA Special Assignments Team is called into action.
An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2000 feet down in the Atlantic Ocean in an area known as "Lost City". Why are people getting killed and scientists disappearing? Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala have their work cut out for them and it may be the biggest challenge of their careers.
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.
Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie hightail down to the San Francisco Bay to board the magnificent San Rafael for a free South Pacific luxury cruise. But at the pre-launch party the corpse of the Cruz Cruises CEO is found stuffed in the piano. So the boat trip is postponed, leaving Judith and Renie footloose in Frisco with nothing better to do than solve the crime. Their sleuthing takes greater urgency when other stranded cruise passengers begin turning up dead all over the city.
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.
Kurt Kurtovic's pursuit of the masterminds behind the 9/11 attacks leads him on a blood chilling rampage against former al-Queda comrades in Britain, Spain, and Africa.
The kidnapper who snatched the niece of the Governor of Louisiana has only one demand - time alone with a minor Washington DC functionary named Ray Hartmann. Hartmann doesn't understand why until he realizes that the kidnapper, an elderly Cuban, has been a hitman for the Mob since the 1950s.
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.
Someone is terrorizing the streets of Portland, brutally beating men to death. Each victim was recently on trial for domestic abuse, but each was released. Among the suspects is Criminal Court Judge Carole Cranston, who presided over the trials of each victim. One police detective sees the evidence, but knows he can't be objective where she's concerned. Another, his partner, is determined to prove Carole the killer for reasons of her own.
When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack is planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops. A visit to Afghanistan reveals that al-Qaeda plans a catastrophic nuclear attack on New York City.
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 with the disappearance of the town's troublemaker. Recommended.
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.
Performing at the wedding of Sir Edmund Deneby's daughter, the player Joliffe has a task to perform as a spy. It becomes clear that this celebration is destined to end in tragedy.
Detective Jane Rizzoli, now pregnant, assists medical examiner Maura Isles after she finds a woman, who looks to be her mirror image, dead in a car in her driveway. The victim will turn out to be a twin sister that Maura never knew existed. Her search for the truth leads her to prison and the convicted murderess who may be her mother.
Dr. Mark Sloan looks for the connections between two recent murders - with one another and with the first homicide case he ever solved, 44 years ago.
Petty thief Manny Williams takes his young son and a stolen fortune off into the wilds of Maine. But he soon learns that leading the simple life in Northern New England can be fatal.
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.
Contraband trafficker Faith Whitney, who can run just about anything through the seemingly sealed borders of Eastern Europe, is kidnapped by East German secret police and given a choice: smuggle a single package into Moscow and they'll tell her everything she's always wanted to know about her mysterious father. Or die. As Faith navigates the shadows and back alleys of Berlin and Moscow, she realizes she is being used as a pawn by two nations with very different goals, and her life is not the only thing at stake.
After her husband dies of a heart attack in somewhat sordid circumstances, socialite Jo Slater is shocked to learn that Lucius has left all of his sizable estate to a mysterious French countess.
North Country Academy, located in New York's Adirondacks, is a school where desperate parents can send their troubled teenagers. When a teacher leading a survivalist wilderness expedition is mauled by a bear and the evidence suggests sabotage, local police chief Frank Bennet's investigation leads him behind the gated walls of the institution into a place more prison than school.
A harmless stag night prank goes bad. Four of his friends are dead and Michael Harrison has disappeared. With only 3 days to go before the wedding, Michael's distraught fiancee contacts DS Roy Grace. He discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael's whereabouts is saying nothing.
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.
J. P. Beaumont has been hand-picked to lead an investigation after a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls - while undergoing hypnotherapy - the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of conspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.
Kendra Ballantyne has found a corpse in a client's apartment and it is up to her to prove the innocence of her client's furry ferrets.
Authors Kaminsky, Lutz, Annette Meyers, Mat Coward, and others are featured in 20 all new mystery short stories about movies, music, murder, and mayhem from Vaudeville to Vegas.
New York City, 1943. Leonard "Mouse" Weiss, a hit man for legendary Jewish crime boss Meyer Lansky, needs to get out of town fast. Before he knows it, he's caught in a complicated and deadly plot of international consequence.
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. Recommended.
Exeter, 1195: a serious altercation at a local jousting day is followed by the discovery of the body of Hugh Peverel, a local lord, stabbed to death in a barn. The county coroner, Sir John de Wolfe, has plenty of suspects for this murder: all three of Hugh's brothers, his attractive young wife, his mother-in-law, a Saxon villager, and the manor reeve.
Four months after the events of MURDER OFF MIKE, Sacramento talk radio host Shauna J. Bogart investigates the jail break of Jasmine, the celebrity bad girl du jour, known only by her first name. Jasmine had been in prison awaiting trial for the murder of disk jockey Johnny Venture. Shauna J.'s investigation leads her in pursuit of Jasmine, as Jasmine herself seeks the truth about Johnny Venture's fate.
Cork O'Connor is called to the Ojibwe reservation for a routine domestic disturbance only to find himself the intended target of a sniper. In the meantime, a Chicago businessman who'd been trying to make a deal between the reservation and his casino management firm, is found dead by Mercy Falls.
Former human cannonball Matthew Hayes rents a luxury villa on South Ocean Blvd and creates an incredible hedge maze. But when Matthew's 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.
Although Blades Overstreet (of TOO BEAUTIFUL TO DIE) has settled his case with the NYPD and reunited his family, the murder of his mentor's son, right before his eyes, puts him in action again. He has no choice but to bring the killer to justice.
During the Christmas season Judge Deborah Knott contends with both a murder and family within days of her wedding to Deputy Bryant.
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.
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.
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.
Third in the continuing adventures of New York City romance author Maggie Kelly. Maggie needs the help of her fictitious, Regency-era hero Alexandre Blake to learn why Maggie's literary agent has awakened next to a dead man.
The sensational murder case that made the young Rumpole's reputation is for the first time told in full: Simon Jerrold is accused of murdering his father and his father's friend with a German officer's gun.
His two volumes of short stories, A GOOD HANGING and BEGGAR'S BANQUET, in a single volume, plus a brand new story written for this collection.
Journalist Harry Fizglen is asked to investigate the background of Simone Anderson, a new Bloomsbury artist. He finds that Simone's twin sister has disappeared without a trace and that the twins are connected with another set of twins born in London in 1900. The trail leads to a small Stropshire village on the Welsh border.
Lucy Trent looks into the death of her grandmother, a glamorous actress who died in a bizarre double murder and suicide at the Ashwood film studios in 1952. Now another body has turned up at Ashwood, with links to the earlier deaths.
Alex Rourke (of WINTER'S END) is heading to Vermont to visit his girlfriend and check on his latest missing person: a young man named Adam Webb. He discovers that several hikers have disappeared in the Green Mountain woods.
"Mulch murderer" Peter Hoffman, released from a Virginia state mental institution, has a few bones to pick with Louise Eldridge, star of public television's top garden show. She hopes to lose him by going away to the beach. And it works - when she gets back she finds him buried under her azaleas.
A single fingerprint and an unexpected connection to Sano's wife, Reiko, puts Sano on the trail of an underground movement to overthrow the regime, and in the path of an assassin with a deadly touch.
A group of New York City childhood friends live in the shadow of the past. But a reporter's suicide and a colleague's search for answers in the aftermath of a horrifying tragedy will finally penetrate their silence.
When a terrorist attack devastates London, Tara Chace will do her duty for Queen and Country. She is Head of Special Operations for the Secret Intelligence Service, but she will still kill a man. And when they retaliate she will use herself as bait.
Robin, an abandoned single mother of twins, becomes a suspect in the deaths of Paula, a renowned activist with whom she was not acquainted, and Adam, her irresponsible ex-boyfriend.
Manhattan, 1845: writer Edgar Allan Poe attempts to clear Chief Wolf Bear, a Barnum attraction, of a series of horrific murders.
The police find evidence of murder pointing to Father Aguirre, a former seminary classmate of lawyer Mike Daley. Facing the death penalty, Rosie and Mike take the case, but evidence begins to pile up against their client.
Discovered in a French roadside ditch by a group of Benedictine nuns, Eve has only good American dentistry and a tattered Moroccan ferry ticket scribbled with Arabic letters to point to her identity. Her memory is gone, ruined by a bullet wound to the brain. When the nuns who shelter her are massacred, she is forced to return to Morocco to uncover her past and figure out who's after her.
Precious Ramotswe opens Botswana's first and only detective agency staffed by women. She is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart is a missing 11-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors.
When Frankie spots her long-lost love in a passing train, she goes after him. She'd been sure he was dead. After all, she'd been there, had attended the inquest, went to prison for manslaughter. When her kknowledge begins to intersect with that of four other women, each devoted to the same duplicitous man, the only possible outcome is murder.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent Rachel Porter sees the rot beneath Hawaii's natural splendor. On the trail of illegal traffickers in exotic animals, Rachel stumbles upon something far more insidious and frightening -- and a suspiciously shark-devoured human corpse that washes up on the rocks is only the beginning. Suddenly everyone wants her off a case that is too hot to handle. But she won't be warned, coaxed, or threatened away, even as the blood that darkens the tropical waters marks Rachel Porter as the most endangered creature in Paradise.
An African-American professor is accused of killing white men responsible for brutal murders during the civil rights era. Black prosecutor James Reynolds has been given the case, but there's a man with rage in his heart who knows his deepest secrets. Thirteen award-winning female mystery and crime writers----contribute to this suspenseful serial mystery. Police Captain Diane Robards is on the trail of a ruthless killer amidst a sour land deal.
A collaborative novel set in a wealthy, gated community, each chapter by a different author - including Rita Mae Brown, Kathy Reichs, and Jennifer Crusie. A dispute over property adjoining Gryphon's Gate turns ugly - a dead body is found on the golf course and Detective Diane Robards is called in to investigate.
5 interlinked novella mysteries from the Medieval Murderers Group: Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden and Ian Morson. A piece of the True Cross, brought to England in the 12th century unites mysteries featuring the detectives Crowner John Falconer, Sir Baldwin, Matthew Bartholomew and Nick Revill.
Kerstin Kvist accepts a job with the Cosway Family in their odd, almost grand house deep in the Essex countryside. The eccentric family consists of a widowed matriarch, her three unmarried daughters and her son - a sad, self-absorbed figure in his thirties. A fourth daughter comes and goes infrequently, with ill-disguised contempt for the others. Just as Kerstin gets accustomed to the family, a stranger moves into the village, his presence setting the family on a path to self-destruction.
July in Seville: Javier Falcon is called to a crime scene in an affluent suburb of the city. Although it appears to be a suicide pact, Falcon believes it has been staged by a murderer. Then there are two more suicides, one the head of the Sex Crimes squad at the Seville Jefatura.
Spring, 1930: Maisie Dobbs has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's friends? Maisie discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.
A series of murders occurs near Wrightsburg, Virginia. The killer leaves a watch on each victim. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell (of SPLIT SECONDS) are working on a case involving an aristocratic and dysfunctional Southern family when they are deputized to the crime. They realize the two cases may be connected.
The residents at Harbor View, a Greenwich Village home for "thrown away" people, love Lady, the live-in therapy dog. But when the owner dies in a tragic and bizarre hit-and-run accident and Lady vanishes, Harbor View is plunged into chaos. Working undercover, with her pit bull Dashiell filling in for the missing Lady, Rachel Alexander discovers that the residents know more than anyone thinks they do.
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.
Jennifer Shane's new shop, Custom Card Creations, isn't bringing a lot of business yet. Customers are scarce and - after finally landing a client - Jennifer hears a murder over the phone. And when she receives a threatening note, it's clear that someone has designs on her life too.
When a faculty member from the local prep school turns up dead, Jane Arnold sets her mind to find the perpetrator who gave the Hunt Ball such an inauspicious start. Also stirring up tension is a controversy about historical artifacts in the school's collection that were made by slaves.
Brooklyn girl Lili Marino restarts her life in a tiny New York state village crafting gourds. She's just starting to feel welcome in her new town when she finds the local high school football coach dead on the first day of hunting season.
Many of the drugs that Veritas Pharmaceuticals sells are extremely dangerous, but CEO Bruce Andrews isn't about to let that or anything get in the way of Veritas's profits. Gordon Buchanan believes that his brother's death is due to Veritas. His lawyer warns him that a lawsuit against the huge corporation would only ruin him, but if the law won't help him bring down this deadly Goliath, he'll have to do it on his own.
Stephanie has been living life as her alias Petra to the full. Having completed an intelligence contract in St. Petersburg she returns home, but civilian life eludes her when she is lured to France by the call of a friend in need.
A police inspector from Italy reignites a bloody Mafia feud on the streets of New York City.
Chocolate shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree's cutesy emails. Then somebody actually kills the woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge. As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat - and it's not made of chocolate. And if she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, it's up to her to trap it.
Scott Nolan is looking for vengeance after a hit man ended his medical career, his rising profile as a campaigner against drug abuse, and the life of his wife Laura on one wintry Dublin evening. He enters an uneasy alliance with Laura's brother, Detective Mark Higgins. The two embark on a covert mission to track down the killer. They use secret US Army interrogation compounds and break almost every law in the land before they finally close on their target.
Abby Shaw has returned to her hometown of Paradise, Colorado-- leaving behind a career in corporate law and a cheating husband - to take over her aunt's candy shop, Divinity. But her sweet new life quickly turns sour when a fellow merchant dies in a fire. With all clues pointing to arson - and Abby's brother as the number one suspect - she must sink her teeth into finding the killer.
A table opens up for Kate Kennedy and her friend at the Palmetto Beach Flea Market. When a fellow vendor is murdered Kate must find out who had a motive to put him out of business.
A psychopathic killer has brutally murdered three Shoshone Indians and posed their bodies on a historical battlefield. Is his intent to provoke civil war between Wind River Reservations Shoshone and Arapaho inhabitants, or is Father O'Malley his target?
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.
Caterers - and sisters - Libby and Bernadette switch their attention from food to clues after a bride-to-be takes an arrow to the chest just hours before her wedding.
Young assistant professor Wim Vermeer is asked by the dean of his department to quietly look into the drowning death of a handsome and wealthy student. He is to assist the family and work closely with the police. But Wim soon realizes he's been set up as the fall guy for a very nasty cover-up.
Librarian Ophelia Jensen has been burdened with psychic powers - an unwanted "gift" she considers inconvenient at best and at worst downright dangerous. Her kindly old grandmother Abby, however, has no compunctions about the paranormal, being a practicing witch with unique abilities of her own. And sometimes the otherworldly arts do come in handy - like when the arrival of a mysterious, good-looking stranger to their normally tranquil corner of Iowa seems to trigger an epidemic of catastrophes, from the theft of bomb-making materials to a murdered corpse dumped in Abby's backyard.
Goldy Schulz finds herself a victim of threats, rumours, and violence. It seems that her ultra-charming ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman - a.k.a. "the Jerk", had his prison sentence commuted by the governor of Colorado and has now been released.
When one of his clients is convicted on the basis of political correctness rather than the facts, lawyer Jeremy Scott investigates the system himself - and finds danger.
Major Nathan Malone figured his DWI charge was about to get him fired from the Office of Special Investigations. Instead, he's pulled from his holding cell to take on a shocking case: during an ongoing Congressional investigation into a sex scandal at the U.S. Air Force Academy, two female cadets are found brutally murdered. Accustomed to living on the edge, and used to his chiseled looks opening doors, Malone finds his devil-may-care attitude is shaken to the core as he and his partner, the uncompromising Marva "Mother" Hubbard, track a sadistic killer intent on keeping the secrets of the past buried deep.
Helen preys on single men on the make. She is intriguing, even sympathetic, but the men she chooses always end up dead. San Francisco Police Inspector Rose Burke, who is unhappy in her marriage and reluctantly pregnant, begins to see a pattern and, despite her personal problems, becomes relentless in her pursuit of the killer.
Winnipeg undercover officer Stan Boyko, investigating dirty dealings at a national forensic lab, meets Sonja, a Ukranian woman sold into a prostitution ring. She gives Stan a pipeline into the illegal activity and he gives her hope of escaping life on the streets. But then a brutal murder puts both their hopes and their lives in jeopardy.
Irene Adler, American opera singer, and her faithful chronicler, Nell Huxleigh, go on a dangerous journey to uncover Irene's past. Nellie Bly and Sherlock Holmes are also drawn into the search that leads to California in the late 1890s to uncover the secret of Irene's birth.
Molly Burke, death investigator and trauma nurse for a St. Louis hospital, receives a special delivery - a human bone etched in gold. A serial killer, perhaps one of the troubled children that passed through her ER over the years, has fixed his attention on her.
Solicitor Jade Green delves into a bizarre case involving a university professor and allegations of satanism and is drawn into a 17th century manuscript, the memoirs of a young woman awaiting trial for dabbling in the black arts and alchemy.
Summer, 1924: Daisy is spending a summer holiday by the sea. But she is forced back into sleuthing when a picnic is interrupted by the discovery, at the foot of a cliff, of the body of the philandering local innkeeper.
Trouble finds Dan Shaw, even when he's alone in the middle of the sea: she's naked, nearly drowned, and has little memory as to how she got that way. Dan eventually learns that this was the work of Cesar Cardinal, a diplomat who takes diplomatic immunity literally. The playboy and high-stakes gambler feigned his wife's suicide at sea and took their young son to a heavily armed compound in the Dominican Republic, where US law can't touch him. But that's not going to stop Shaw.
Jessica Fletcher is in Washington D.C. to support a new literacy initiative. At an event at a senator's home in Virginia, Jessica discovers the senator's chief of staff dead at the foot of a staircase.
Tweed and his team rarely exprience fear or doubt, but now he must deal with a force that overwhelms Europe's most sophisticated security systems and most experienced counter-terrorist czars.
When a fisherman finds a woman's severed arm on the beach, he is convinced it belongs to a young woman he knows, Laura. Laura's martial arts instructor, LAPD Detective Sergeant Reggie Brooks, begins an unofficial investigation. As he travels the lonely coastal highway in an obsessive search for answers he finds himself in a dark place of unthinkable acts, irrational behaviour and premeditated murder.
At his daughter's request, P.I. Terry Orr searches for a gifted teenage boy who has disappeared only to meet with unexpected violence and unexpected realizations about himself, his past, and his own relationship with his daughter.
A specially trained black-ops agent takes hostages in a hospital, including pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. Her husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, must use all his investigative and negotiating skills to deal with the hostage-taker while learning what made such a man snap.
12 year old Emma Graham discovers the crumbling shell of a fabulous hotel hidden in the woods near her small town of Spirit Lake, but never imagines that the mysteries it holds will bring her one step closer to solving a 40 year old crime - and force a new transgression to light.
When nerdy cruciverbalist Harvey Beerbaum throws a birthday bash for Cora Felton at the Bakerhaven Library, it's no surprise that the centerpiece, a huge cake decorated like a crossword puzzle, is a complete bust - until a corpse thrown from the second floor stacks hits it dead center and fills in 14 down.
Christine Bennett receives a phone call that draws her into a murder case revolving around a couple - and their daughter - who were on the run for years. Now they surface - to die.
Returning from a video shoot, Ellie Foreman assists a woman abandoned at a rest stop only to witness her murder moments later. When the victim's family begs Ellie to help, she soon finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a killer.
Sam Flood, a young Australian post-grad and Miguel Madero, a Spanish historian, arrive in the tiny village of Illthwaite. Sam is looking for information about her grandmother - who left Illthwaite courtesy of the child migrant scheme four decades earlier. Miguel is looking for information that is four centuries old. Their searches have nothing in common, but once their paths cross, they become increasingly entangled as they pursue what at first seem to be separate quests, finding out the hard way who to trust and who to fear in this ancient village.
Four masked men take on a Boston bank at gunpoint. Holding bank manager Claire Keesey hostage and cleaning out the vault was simple. But career criminal Doug MacRay didn't plan on one thing: falling in love with Claire. With a tenacious FBI agent following his every move, Doug imagines a life away from his gritty, dangerous work. A life centered around Claire. But for Doug, that new life is just one final, perfect job away...
Leah Henning, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a famous Hollywood producer, has vanished into The Program - a shadowy cult that practices mind-controlled manipulation, led by its brilliant, messianic leader T.D. "Teacher" Betters. Leah surrendered her life, looking for peace. She found Hell. Called back into the fold of the U.S. Marshals Service - having lost his own daughter to evil - Tim Rackley is determined to infiltrate the malevolent society and bring the confused teenager home.
Kerry Murphy works as an arson investigator with her evidence sniffing dog Sam. A mysterious man named Silver appears to enlist her in the hunt for a psychopath who has left a trail of gruesome, fiery deaths in his charred wake.
Detective Mac Taylor and his partner, Stella Bonasera, and a team of experts are given the body of a middle-aged man found in the elevator of a ritzy doorman building on the Upper East Side. They find no bullets, no DNA evidence, and no motive. Could this be the perfect crime? Meanwhile, only a few blocks away, they have another mystery to solve: the murder of a witness in protective custody. The law enforcement officers on duty swear that the victim spent the night in a locked hotel room - only to be found dead in the morning.
Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure wants her resident sleuth-ghost, Jack, to stop haunting her customers. But when a pretty author is murdered, Jack can't rest in peace.
Ambitious television news producer Sonya Iverson gets her big break when she discovers a supermodel in a posh powder room clutching a bloody dagger over the body of Harriett Franklin, the glamorous, shrewish wife of a fashion industry mogul. But other suspects emerge. Sonya wants to broadcast the murderer's identity before she becomes the next fashion victim.
Nick Vanko and renegade agents of the FBI investigative unit uncover a huge Mafia scam.
Code-named 'Pit Bull' for the picture of a pit bull terrier left behind at each murder, a professional killer is at large in the cities of Italy. Ispettore Grazia Negro has had no luck tracking the man - until a young man unwittingly encounters Pit Bull in an internet chat room.
Conclusion to the STRAW MEN trilogy, where a female FBI agent and her partner face a secret brotherhood of serial killers born and bred to commit the most violent acts known to man.
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.
US Marshal Winter Massey is back, taking on the Russian Mafia in a race against time to save a federal judge's daughter and grandson.
Vancouver author. In St. Petersburg a weak tsar surrounds himself with sycophants while anarchists plot and peasants starve. Ryzhkov, a disaffected member of the dreaded secret police, is driven out of his apathy by the sordid murder of a child prositute. But when he uncovers a conspiracy to overthrow the tsar and install a puppet ruler, his high-stakes investigation turns into a breathless international chase.
It's the Summer of Love, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armoured car. His daughter needs an expensive medical treatment and Mouse says it's a cinch. Then another friend gives him another course: track the disappearance of an eccentric prominent attorney and his assistant of sorts, the beautiful Cinnamon Cargill.
DI Jeff Rickman investigates the death of a prostitute who was left in a Liverpool rubbish bin and the sordid death of an Afghan refugee. As the body count starts rising he is framed for a crime he did not commit. Is he on the trail of a serial killer or something even more sinister?
When 40's film star Patty Rose retired to the seaside village of Molena Point, California, she was brutally murdered. A tortoiseshell cat named Kit hears the shots fired and, finding Patty dead, sets out to track the shooter. Unable to find Kit, tomcat sleuth Joe Grey and his tabby friend Dulcie set off on her trail.
A naked girl is found dead after stabbing herself through the heart. Across Istanbul a young boy seems to have committed a similar suicide. As the toll of suspicious deaths in the city rises, Inspectors Ikmen and Suleyman follow a trail through an underworld of Goth nightclubs and Satanic worhsip.
Bridget Corrigan is working on her twin brother's senatorial campaign when it becomes clear that someone knows a secret that the pair have been keeping since high school. Now everyone connected with that secret has begun to die.
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.
Connecticut reporter Annie Seymour, looking for the story on the murder of a Yale student, learns that the victim had also been a high-priced escort. Annie stumbles onto a network of corruption that everyone - even her own mother - seems to be involved in.
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.
Spenser is hired to investigate the case of Jared Clark, named as a co-conspirator in a school shooting that left seven dead. But school officials don't want questions and both Jared and his parents are completely indifferent to his defense.
Sequel to SHOULDER THE SKY and NO GRAVES AS YET: World War I in Britain, from the hell of the trenches to a London nightclub where a beautiful Irish spy plies her trade, from the sequestered laboratory where a weapon that can end the war is being perfected, to the glory of the spring English countryside.
Sequel to NO GRAVES AS YET. In April of 1915 Chaplain Joseph Reavley is in the trenches in France. He finds a dead war correspondent, apparently killed by one of his own compatriots. Meanwhile his brother Matthew, an intelligence officer in London, continues his quiet search for the sinister figure they call the Peacemaker.
Blanco County is in the grip of panic when a mythical beast called the chupacabra is sighted. Game Warden John Marlin doesn't believe in anything with vampire fangs, a lion's head and the face of a demon. But then a dead body turns up with a suspicious fang-like wound in its neck. Now Marlin must deal with the publicity hounds and scam artists hoping to turn a buck on the events.
The tequila-slamming, skirt-chasing treasurer of the local Rotary Club suddenly goes missing. At nearly the same time a house down the road explodes in a shower of drug paraphernalia and an exotic car turns up stolen from his barn. Game warden John Marlin finds himself dealing with a deviant Texas state senator and a pet psychic.
Nixie Swisher is an orphan, overlooked when killers breached state of the art security to kill the other members of her family. Kids are not the strong suit for Lt. Eve Dallas, but the sole eyewitness to the crime needs a safe place to stay.
Dennis Heller wakes up in a private hospital after a minor car accident. He discovers that while he was out someone removed one of his kidneys. Then he learns that that isn't the only organ he's missing. Now he's on the run. It looks like someone has decided to hell with it, let's take it all.
A late night anonymous caller wakes Zhong Fong with the claim that there is an AIDS epidemic in distant An Hui province and that it is being spread by Chinese blood collectors paid by a firm in the West. Fong's search for truth leads him to the Golden Mountain, Vancouver Canada. He does not realize his every step is noted by the head of the Guild of Assassins.
Sculptor Holly Troy lives with dissociative identity disorder, her personality split into many different and completely separate selves, including a frightened five-year-old girl. But now Holly's gallery owner has been found murdered, surrounded by Holly's sculptures. Holly doesn't know if she was a witness to the crime, or if she committed it. She doesn't know where she was that night. She doesn't even know who she was.
Moments before the crash of her chartered flight, Kylie O'Rourke sees a raven perched on the plane's wing, as still as death, staring at her. Regaining consciousness in a Boston hospital, she is convinced that she wandered an icy mountainside with her husband and other passengers after a plane crash, but the other survivors do not share the memory. When her fellow survivors start dying, one by one, she knows she's living on borrowed time.
Cashiered for cowardice in Iraq, intelligence officer Malachy Kitchen becomes an isolated recluse in a drugs infested London estate. But the mugging of an elderly widow rouses him to take action against the dealers.
Goatskinner prowls the frozen forest for human prey, women. He kills them and eats them. Buddy Bayes, on the run from the Chicago mob, has sought sanctuary in a sleepy backwoods town. Now a series of gruesome killings locks him inside the Goatskinner's twisted world.
1988. Dan Reles, a New Yorker working as an Austin homicide detective, must solve the case of a murdered prostitute whose body is arriving in grisly installments at inconvenient locations. But his investigation of who killed "Dirty Sally" crosses the line from the crack-ridden ghettos to the watering holes of the moneyed elite.
Sara Linton, medical examiner and pediatrician, and her husband police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, stumble across the body of a teenager buried in woods in Grant County, Georgia. They find themselves walking on a knife-edge of terror and on the path of a horrible secret that could destroy them.
81 year old Ballantine considers himself a mediocre murderer at best, but to his fellow "guests" in the nursing home, he's a man of action who galvanizes their hold over life and death. Does it matter that Dixon, the all-powerful manager of the Cloister and Borofsky, an over-the-hill cop, may be onto them? After all, what can they do to rein in a bunch of dying people - kill them?
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.
Lincoln Tremayne, heir to a viscountcy, wants only to be selected to ride in the British Olymbic three-day eventing team. But a vicious attack on the stable owner's daughter marks the start of a chain of increasing violents. Clearly someone is trying to kill him.
After a decade as a cop turned detective in Bowers Inlet, New Jersey Cass sees similarities between current murders and the massacre of her family twenty years ago. The FBI is called in and, hoping to find the connection, pays a visit on writer Regan Landry, daughter of a best-selling true crime author.
When friend and fellow cancer survivor Dorothy Hart asks Hannah Ives for help building sets for the Naval Academy's upcoming production of Sweeney Todd, Hannah readily agrees. But it means associating with an old foe - a vindictive officer whose accusations once nearly destroyed Hannah's home life. And when one corpse too many appears during a dress rehearsal of the dark and bloody musical, Hannah finds herself accused of murder.
After the brutal rape of a female jogger, the assailants are convicted and later exonerated. Now the guilty are suing the City of New York, the police, and the DAs who prosecuted the case. Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, under media assault, must restore the system's lost dignity, bring the rapists to justice, and deal with a terrorist cell that threatens the city.
Lee Nez, Navajo vampire and state police officer is investigating smugglers bringing in silver andjewels from Mexico. Lee's partner FBI agent, Diane Lopez, must help kill shapeshifters and vampire assasins without revealing Lee's true powers.
In December 1919 in England's Lake District constables discover the bodies of five family members inside a bloodied cottage kitchen. The youngest of the family, a boy, is missing. Inspector Rutledge wends his way through a tangle of jealous relatives and family secrets to find the boy - and the killer.
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.
Michael Corleone has won a bloody victory in the war among New York's crime families. Now he wants to consolidate his power, save his marriage, and take his family into legitimate businesses. To do so, he must confront his most dangerous adversary yet, Nick Geraci, a former boxer who worked his way through law school as a Corleone street enforcer, and who is every bit as deadly and cunning as Michael. Their personal cold war will run from 1955 to 1962.
A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world.
First, there's the good news: George and Charlie are on their last posting for the Agency before retiring from the spy game. Then there's the bad news: Their final mission arrives. Assassination. Of whom? Each other.
Beth McKinney thought 20 years would be enough to heal old high school wounds, but when time came to hold Mosquette Academy's reunion at the Edmonton Mall, she learned how wrong she could be. The first clue came when her ex-boyfriend turned up dead in her hotel room.