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.
Ben Forsberg is a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride. Pilgrim is a former CIA agent whose current assignment for a fringe espionage agency is so treacherous he doesn't trust even his own boss. When the two are thrown together in a violent, unexpected event, the two men realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup.
One frozen evening in late 1944 a young Polish girl is suddenly and brutally murdered. But why would anyone murder an innocent refugee? Former police inspector John Madden becomes involved in the investigation -- Rosa had worked on his farm.
Maggie O'Neill visits a carnival where she senses some bad spirits. And when a construction worker is suspected of killing a young woman, it's up to Maggie and the N.I.G.H.T. ghost-hunting team to uncover the dark spiritual energy leaking into their town.
Meg Langslow reluctantly consents to babysit a friend's two-year-old son. But her friend Karen doesn't show up to take little Timmy back. Has Karen been killed or kidnapped? Is she on the run from the bad guys? Or is she one of the bad guys? The police don't seem to care, so Meg once again plays sleuth - this time with a toddler as her sidekick.
Meg Langslow's eccentric parents have a new hobby: growing roses and entering them in highly competitive shows. But Meg discovers that highly competitive can mean murderous.
Richter is on the run from a murder charge after what should have been a routine arrest leaves four terrorists and four policemen dead. He uncovers a plot to devastate the City of London by combining the world's largest ever non-nuclear explosion with the power of the sea.
As a professional "cleaner", Jonathan Quinn disposes of bodies and ties up loose ends at crime scenes. He doesn't get his hands dirty and he does no killing. But when he discovers he's been hired to "clean" all traces of Steven Markoff, one of his best friends who just happened to work for the CIA, his job suddenly hits too close to home and standard protocol no longer applies.
Alex Hawke must face a global nightmare of epic proportions. Russia gains a new leader. Not just a president, but a new tsar, a signal to the world that the old, imperial Russia is back and plans to have her day. And in America, a mysterious killer, known only as Happy the Baker, brutally murders an innocent family and literally flattens the small Midwestern town they once called home. Just a taste, according to the new tsar, of what will happen if America does not back down.
A grisly death in a quiet suburb pulls forensic scientist Theresa MacLean into the case. A terrifying hostage situation at a downtown bank makes it personal. But the nightmare truly begins when she gets inside.
Witch Lily Ivory opens a vintage clothing shop in San Francisco, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically. Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom?
Somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio, and hit man Keller can't believe it when he sees his own face broadcast as the killer. He's in Des Moines to do a job, and has just spent all his money buying stamps for his collection. So, his ID and credit cards are no good, he can't show his face in public, he has no money and he's far from home. What now?
1930s London. The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess - and conveniently place her in the playboy Prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry. But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbour pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she's culled from American gangster movies; cure said Princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there's the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni's unwitting involvement with the Communist Party. It's enough to drive a girl crazy.
A disgraced FBI agent battles disturbing nightmares that lead her to a psychotic killer.
Hackberry Holland is sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border where the bodies of nine illegal aliens are discovered machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church. A damaged young Iraq veteran, Pete Flores, and his girlfriend, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives, hoping to outwit the bloodthirsty criminals who want to kill Pete for his involvement in the murders. The only trouble is, Pete doesn't know who he's running from: drunk and terrified, he fled the scene of the crime when the shooting began.
In an imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, Jericho Ainsley, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and a Wall Street titan, lies dying. He summons to his beside Beck DeForde, the younger woman for whom he threw away his career years ago, miring them both in scandal. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell. Instead, she is drawn into a battle over an explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike want to wrest from Jericho before he dies.
Bobbie Faye Sumrall agreed to help her diva cousin, Francesca, after Francesca's mom, Marie, swiped a fortune in gems from Bobbie Faye's uncle, who'd swiped them from someone else. Now there's a hit out on Marie, and Bobbie Faye is racing to find her - and the jewels. Plenty of people would shoot Bobbie Faye for a stash of diamonds. Hell, some would pay for the privilege.
Callie Anson is curate at All Saints Church in Paddington, and does her best to help those in her congregation. Some problems though are beyond consolation, such as the murder of local man Trevor Norton. DI Neville Stuart is also caught up in the case and its senseless motive; a man killed for his iPod during a morning jog. Trevor leaves behind a beautiful and heavily pregnant wife. But while Rachel Norton is receiving support, it seems that the widow may not be as grief stricken or vulnerable as she appears.
Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday had resigned himself to ending his career teaching at West Point. When his uncle passes away, Holliday discovers a medieval sword -- wrapped in Adolf HItler's personal battle standard. But when someone burns down his uncle's house in an attempt to retrieve the sword, Holliday realizes he's being drawn into a war that has been fought for centuries.
The night after artist Bella Sinclair throws a party to launch an exhibition of her work, an Englishman is found hanging from a rafter in a boathouse on the jetty. Shetland's Detective Jimmy Perez believes this to be a local murder. He is reinforced in his belief when Bella's musician nephew is the next to be murdered.
Orchard owner Meg Corey must clear her name of murder after the discovery of a pesticide-poisoned body in her springhouse. Includes recipes (pesticide must be purchased separately).
The L. A. Dolls are three retired female private eyes who reunite when drug kingpin Benito Coronel is released from prison and their families come under attack.
Detective Inspector Gemma James is asked by an elderly neighbour to help when a unique piece of jewelry, stolen from her years before, turns up at a prestigious London auction house. Gemma's neighbour believes the theft may be tied to her husband's death, which had always been assumed a suicide. Gemma must navigate the shadowy and secretive world of London's monied society to discover the jewelry's connection to the death.
It has been a year since Lucie Montgomery took over running her family vineyard at the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. When author and historian Valerie Beauvais turns up dead the night after a verbal brawl with a noted wine critic on the grounds of Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, Lucie is certain Valerie's death is related to something she knew concerning the authenticity of a 200 year old bottle of Bordeaux.
Katie Bratterud is on the verge of finishing a spell in drug rehab. Celebrating her success on the shore of a lake in the early morning she sees a naked man approaching from out of the wood. The discovery of her corpse the following day brings police officers Gunnarstranda and Frolich onto a case that spans generations.
Las Vegas PR honcho Temple Barr's romance novelist aunt Kit is to be wed to a reputed ex-mobster. But the bachelor party for her intended is hijacked and taken to a remote ranch out in the Nevada desert, a place where the women are wild and the sex is legal. Among the group is ex-priest Matt, who comes upon a murdered young woman. Luckily the tomcat Midnight Louie is also present.
Ann Lindell and her motley crew of colleagues are faced with a most baffling murder case in which all clues lead straight back to a popular local restaurant named Dakar. Neither the owners nor the kitchen crew are above suspicion. If Ann is to prevent a bloodbath at Restaurant Dakar, she must match wits with a killer whose motives are seemingly completely obscure.
Return to Trenton, NJ, for non-stop action, plenty of junk food, exploding cars, pot roast with the Plum family, and a viewing at the Burg's premier funeral home.
Defence barrister Geoffrey Mason, an amateur jockey, becomes involved in a sinister web of threat and intimidation when a fellow rider is murdered -- with a pitchfork through the chest -- and the evidence points, overwhelmingly, to champion jockey Steve Mitchell.
The murder of an anonymous beggar in the wealthy precincts of Copacabana brings Inspector Espinosa to a group of wealthy guests who dined at a nearby mansion on the night of the murder. Espinosa carefully interrogates his way into the lives of his suspects, exposing another murder that will shatter this corner of Rio's high society.
A blackmailer is playing with fire when he makes a terrifying serial killer his target.
From the author of THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE and THE JUROR. Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull off I-95 in Georgia, on their way to Florida, and learn the identity of a family that has just won a 318 million dollar lottery jackpot. They decide to extort half the prize from the family. But soon their program of maintaining constant fear begins to go awry.
Rumors of plague threaten Cambridge again, 10 years after the Black Death almost laid waste to the town. Neither the church nor its priests had defended people from the disease so now they turn elsewhere for protection, to pagan ritual and magical potions. It is a ripe atmosphere to be exploited by the mysterious Sorcerer, an anonymous magician whose increasing influence seems certain to oust both civil and church leaders from power. One murder, another unexplained death, a font filled with blood, a desecrated grave - all bear the hallmarks of the Sorcerer's hand, only the identity of the magician remains a mystery. A mystery which Matthew Bartholomew must solve before he loses his reputation . . . and his life.
When young documentary film-maker Nick witnesses the death of a notorious arms dealer in Sri Lanka, he's lucky to escape with his life. But the head injuries he receives destroy his memory and his career. Years later, working as a film archivist, he uncovers an image that seems to totally rewrite the incident that derailed his life. But as he starts to search for the other pieces of the puzzle, he realizes that this single, explosive piece of film could destroy him all over again. Soon he's on the run from people who want the lid put very firmly back on the past. His only option is to restore his memory - however painful it turns out to be - and find the whole truth before it kills him.
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.
American agent Blake Johnson and British agent Harry Miller are sent separately to Kosovo. They band together just in time to stop a Russian officer from torching a mosque - or rather, Miller stops him, with a bullet to the forehead. This action, as revenge begets revenge, will have considerable consequences.
Gunmen are terrorizing young women in the Cathedral town of Lafferton. Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailer falls back on such well-tried police methods as questioning neighbours and house to house searches in his attempts to stay one step ahead of the killer and prevent the next outrage.
After an elderly couple's car goes off the side of a mountain, a note is found in the glove compartment stating that its occupants intended to take their own lives. Yet a contradictory autopsy report surfaces, and when the deceased's two daughters show up to feud over their inheritance, Joanna Brady knows there is more to this case than just a suicide pact.
Still reeling from the tragic death of a much-loved colleague, Detective Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his men must deal with the body of a young woman found on a golf course. The body has been "composed," just like the bodies of three other young women in a previous case. Could it be the work of a copycat killer? Further investigation finds that the woman was having a relationship with the son of a Tory MP, and that her ex-boyfriend is a policeman with a reputation as a serious womanizer.
Keeper of the King's Peace, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock, inform King Edward II that his estranged wife, Queen Isabella, is set on defying him. The King flies into a rage and Baldwin and Simon are told that they are no longer in his favour. Back in Devon, they discover that outlaws now hold sway in the land. Sir Robert, a knight from the King's household, has turned outlaw. When a pair of clerics are found brutally murdered, Baldwin and Simon are asked to investigate. But they discover the culprit is a friend of the King's, and neither is keen to take the matter further. Until Simon's daughter is threatened by Sir Robeert; then, all hell lets loose!
When two men are found brutally murdered in Southampton, three people with tragic pasts are drawn together in search of the one woman who ties them together.
Harry Ricks flees the romantic mistake that cost him his job, marriage and relationship with his only child. He arrives in Paris and takes a job as a nightwatchman for a sinister operation. He becomes smitten with Margit, a Hungarian emigre who will only see him at her apartment in the fifth arrondissement and tells him almost nothing about herself. Then, when a man is found dead, Harry finds the police looking to him.
Television reporter Riley Spartz is leaked two cold case homicide files. In both cases the victim was named Susan, and the crimes happened exactly one year apart. Last seen alive in one of Minneapolis's poorest neighbourhoods, their bodies are each dumped in one of the city's wealthiest areas. Riley extends the pattern with a computer database of old death records. She must broadcast a warning soon, especially to viewers named Susan, because the deadly anniversary is approaching.
Across the country people are being kidnapped. Jonathon Payne is following the clues from his girlfriend's disappearance to a New Orleans plantation -- and the South's most violent and shocking secret.
Hap and Leonard rescue a friend's daughter from an abusive, no-good drug dealer and the Dixie Mafia decides to pay them back for it. Hap and Leonard come out on top, and for the next round they send the the legendary -- and lethal -- hitwoman known as Vanilla Ride.
The murder of the manager of a popular Haight-Ashbury coffee shop reveals that he was selling high grade marijuana there. The absentee owner -- who is also the Mayor's niece is charged with the murder and becomes Dismas Hardy's client.
Beneath the surface of Judge Deborah Knott's seemingly peaceful town a tide of corruption is rising, and even her strong-willed father might be led down a dangerous path. The murder of a controversial commissioner pulls Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, into the shadows of the past, where even the most prominent townsfolk - including the honourable judge herself - have something to hide.
A popular crime writer is sexually mutilated, strangled and marked with an eerie lipstick kiss - just like the crime scene in the dead author's last book. As more writers are punished for their dark imaginations, there is a recurring theme - a chilling fan letter that arrives before each murder. Profiler Sophie Anderson must once again follow her premonitions -- and the stories -- to solve the crimes.
He was once a second-rate cop, a mediocre husband and an absent father. But ever since he was killed in a drug bust gone bad, Kevin Fahey's been a lost soul in limbo. Until he encounters a dead victim whose murder he thought he'd solved, a girl who points him to a fresh body. Fahey had imprisoned the wrong man -- the real killer is still on the loose.
Mystery novelist Maggie Kelly is busy worrying about keeping her fictional Regency Era creation from proposing when a murderer crosses the foul line -- way too close to home.
Liza is looking forward to the West Coast Sudoku Summit. But from the onset contestants are being eliminated one by one -- and not in the way she'd planned -- they're dropping dead. With more at stake here than just prize money, Liza must figure out the murderer's pattern or she'll be the next one down.
A Santa Fe police officer follows the trail of his missing wife to Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that draw onlookers from every corner of the globe. A gunman suddenly begin firing on the lights and then the bystanders. What is the nature of the Rostov Lights? Page must solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights to save his wife.
Brett Kavanagh is a tattoo artist and owner of an elite tattoo parlour in Las Vegas. When a girl makes an appointment for a tattoo with the name of her fiance embedded in a heart, Brett takes the job but the girl never shows. The next thing Brett knows, the police are looking for her client, and learbs that the name she'd wanted on the tattoo wasn't her fiance's.
No, not that Robert B. Parker -- it's by Robert Bogardus Parker (1905-1955). An American buys a black-market passport to get into post-war Budapest, only to find himself mistaken for the murdered man the passport belonged to and on the run with the dead man's beautiful assistant.
The greatest power of all is the power to create. Daniel X has that power. From the day his parents were brutally murdered before his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gift to hunt down their assassins. With the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, Daniel X is finally closing in on the killer.
When a skier goes missing at Sun Valley's Galena Summit, Sheriff Walt Fleming quickly assembles his crack search-and-rescue team and heads out into the snowy night. Within minutes, something goes horribly wrong: a shot rings out, and one of their team is dead. By morning, Mark Aker has disappeared. Torn between professional responsibility and the desperate urge to find his friend, Walt is further challenged by an unexplained illness at a local water-bottling plant that sends workers to the hospital and sets off biohazard warnings.
Paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner's pal Jane has a date that ends with her waking up next to the man's corpse. To rescue her friend from a murder charge she will have to work with the dangerously sexy P.I. Liam McGarrity. She'll just have to remind herself that she already has the perfect boyfriend in her FedEx pilot Patrick.
In a house under renovation, a hidden cellar is discovered that contains a shrine with a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine, there is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog. Led by a preacher turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans. They begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate.
A risk-averse sophisticate and an Alaskan bush pilot find themselves the quarry in an adrenaline-packed cat-and-mouse game across dangerous, untamed wilds where women are scarce, men are tougher than the terrain trying to kill them, and no one walks away unscathed.
Fearing a conspiracy against the life of Caesar, Calpurnia had hired someone to investigate the rumors. That person, Gordianus' friend Hieronymous, has been murdered on Calpurnia's doorstep. Calpurnia wants Gordianus to find out the truth behind the rumored conspiracies - to protect Caesar's life, before it is too late.
16 years after he buried a nuclear suitcase, a top KGB man finally locates a buyer for it. An exchange point in Eastern Europe is agreed upon. Travelling with the buyer is an undercover policeman, working with M16. But it soon becomes clear to an M16 psychiatrist that their man may be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
Blind psychic Sherry Moore combs the Caribbean to find the murderous kingpin of a human trafficking network and finds that she must confront a man who shares her talent for seeing the final moments of a dead body's life.
The death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia and Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business: Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he is about to deliver Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11.
Gabriel Allon receives shocking news from London. The defector and former Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, who saved Gabriel's life in Moscow, has vanished without a trace. Gabriel and his team of operatives soon find themselves in a deadly duel of nerve and wits with one of the world's most ruthless men: the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov.
[Vancouver author]. A World War II bomber is unearthed half a century after vanishing on a secret mission. The pilot's granddaughter hires Wyatt Rook, lawyer, historian and detective, to investigate. He must solve a series of Biblical puzzles, but blocking him at every turn is the Legionary of Christ, a modern Crusader backed by a murderous Inquisition that will stop at nothing to keep a certain mystery from being solved.
A teenager has been savagely murdered in a wealthy neighbourhood, and Atlanta police arrive to find her horrified mother has killed the attacker with her barre hands. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose.
A doctor accused of scientific fraud asks Isabel Dalhousie for help.
Mike Hammer postopnes his marriage to his faithful girl Friday, Velda, in order to deal with ramifications arising from the discovery of the perfectly preserved femur of the biblical giant Goliath. Or it could be a creosote-soaked railroad tie -- it depends on what angle, how close, you get. At any rate, the rabid Manhattan pit bull PI girds his loins and goes to war, pitting himself against Islamic terrorists and Israeli extremists with apocalyptic agendas. Well, they might be terrorists. They might also be birdwatchers with binoculars on straps around their necks. Whatever. They're dead now.
Dortmunder is convinced to have his next heist captured for TV audiences on a reality show. As cameras roll on a mock up of OJ Bar & Grill that has been set up in a downtown warehouse, Dortmunder and Kelp sneak onto the roof to organized a private enterprise.
London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Magel Morgan is found impaled on railings in Fitzrovia, the coroner rules her death a suicide, but DI Tedd Stratton of the CID is not convinced. He starts asking questions, and it seems that Morgan's fatal fall may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters. MI5 agent Diana Calthrop is leading a covert operation when she discovers her boss is involved in espionage. She must tread carefully, her boss is a powerful man, and she can't risk threatening the reputation of the Secret Service. Only when Stratton's path crosses Diana's do they start to uncover the truth.
The ship carrying the devout to Jerusalem has run into rough waters. Onboard is Manuila, controversial leader of the "Foundlings," a sect that worships him as the Messiah. But soon the polarizing leader is no longer a passenger or a prophet but a corpse, beaten to death by someone almost supernaturally strong. Sister Pelagia's investigation of the crime will take her deep into the most dangerous areas of the Middle East and Russia, running from one-eyed criminals and after such unlikely animals as a red cockerel that may be more than a red herring.
17 year old Sydney Blake is spending the summer with her father and has just landed a part-time job at a local hotel. One night she fails to come home from her shift and her father becomes alarmed. His alarm becomes panic when the manager of the hotel claims she has never worked there.
[Canadian author]. The small town of Promise Falls is shocked when one of its families, the Langleys, is shot to death one night - and none more so than the Langley's next door neighbours, Jim and Ellen Cutter. The town has more than its share of secrets - and Jim Cutter, failed artist turned landscaper, need look no further than his own home and his wife Ellen's past to know that things aren't always what they seem. But not even Jim and Ellen are ready to know that their son was in the Langley house the night the family was murdered.
Carlotta wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself a secret indictment for murder that's keeping him out of the country. Faced with nothing but dead ends, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a case for a nervous bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiance is being faithful. Simple enough, but when her client turns up dead, Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadn't.
In the hallowed halls of Deane University, America's privileged youth allow nothing to jeopardize their ambitions. Until a wealthy heiress is brutally murdered, and Boston defense attorney David Cavanaugh is forced into the case. His protege, a Deane law student, has been accused of the crime. David soon realizes that the odds are against him, as he is led down a road where every ally is an enemy in disguise - and where privilege means anyone can get away with murder.
Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a seriously stigmatized house rumoured to have ghosts. Soon they'll have even bigger problems - and this renovation project might haunt them forever.
When Melanie agrees to check out Pine Ridge Canine Care Center for a friend she finds that while the canine customers are blissfully happy, the humans are anything but. And when Steve Pine, the center's charming co-owner is found shot to death on his office floor, there's no shortage of suspects.
On a rainy night in South London a gun is fired into a car which swerves onto the pavement, killing the person at the bus stop. One life is wiped out and three more changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger, an ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth.
Madeira Cutler is busy opening her new vintage clothing store in what was once the town's morgue when she discovers an intruder snooping around a bunch of bones in a body drawer. Now, she'll have to dig up more than the past to solve a crime.
When security specialist Duke Rogan's state-of-the-art computer system fails at a controversial bio-tech firm, a raging inferno spreads, and a grotesquely charred body is discovered in the aftermath. With an extremist anti-technology group claiming responsibility, the case grows even more complex when the victim's autopsy unexpectedly reveals that he bled to death. Heading the FBI's domestic terrorism unit, Agent Nora English is fiercely determined to track and stop a sadistic assassin.
US Marshal Michael Venturi leaves the Witness Protection Program to help innocent, non-criminal people who need new identities. But then someone kills one of his charges and he must find a way to protect the others - while being hunted by police, prosecutors, ruthless killers and his own former federal colleagues.
Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. but she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door. Everyone believes the police investigator, who's trying to link Tori to the murder in a love triangle gone bad. To clear her name, Tori will have to rely on her new sewing sisters and stitch together the truth - or be darned.
When her 7 year old daughter is kidnapped, Eliza Blake, host of the top-rated KEY News morning show, isn't willing to sit around and wait for the FBI to find those responsible. She and the rest of the Sunrise Suspense Society - brilliant producer Annabelle Murphy, cameraman extraordinaire B.J. D'Elia, and psychiatrist Dr. Margo Gonzalez - will band together to outwit a cunning criminal whose shocking motives threaten to snuff out a terrified little girl's life.
Joe Sandilands hurries to the assistance of an old friend who has been arrested for murder at the Folies-Bergre, Paris, in December 1926. In a cell at the Quai des Orfvres, he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening clothes stained with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was sharing the victim's box, has vanished. Joe receives assistance from an entirely unexpected quarter-Francine, a young usherette, clawing her way into the world of the Paris Music Hall.
A woman dies under suspicious circumstances, supposedly after finding evidence of her incarcerated brother's innocence. Now to prove a possible murder, Diane Fallon must root through the victim's family secrets and the many skeletons in her closet.
In Vientiane, a booby-trapped corpse, intended for Dr. Siri, the national coroner of Laos, has been delivered to the morgue. In his absence, only Nurse Dtui's intervention saves the lives of the morgue attendants, visiting doctors, and Madame Daeng, Dr. Siri's fiance.On his way back from a communist party meeting in the north, Dr. Siri is kidnapped by seven female Hmong villagers under the direction of the village elder so that he will-in the guise of Yeh Ming, the thousand-year-old shaman with whom he shares his body-exorcise the headman's daughter whose soul is possessed by a demon, and lift the curse of the pogo stick.
Dr. Siri is confronted with a deadly Casanova targeting lovely young women. In poverty-stricken 1978 Laos, a man with a truck from the city was "somebody," a catch for even the prettiest village virgin. The corpse of one of these bucolic beauties turns up in Dr. Siri's morgue and his curiosity is piqued. The victim was tied to a tree and strangled but she had not, as the doctor had expected, been raped, although her flesh had been torn. And though the victim had clear, pale skin over most of her body, her hands and feet were gnarled, callused, and blistered. On a trip to the hinterlands, Siri discovers that the beautiful female corpse bound to a tree has already risen to the status of a rural myth. This has happened many times before. He sets out to investigate this unprecedented phenomenon - a serial killer in peaceful Buddhist Laos - only to discover when he has identified the murderer that not only pretty maidens are at risk. Seventy-three-year-old coroners can be victims, too.
1943. Lt. Peter Maxwell's not pleased with his assignment to an ammo ship commanded by racist officers and crewed by largely untrained and inexperienced African American sailors. When they put to sea he discovers that it isn't their cargo or a typhoon that he must fear most -- there is a murderer aboard.
Judith's worst nightmare comes true when Vivian Flynn - husband Joe's first wife - moves back into the neighbourhood, bringing along her newest spouse, a former minor-league baseball player many years younger than Vivian. Vivian has become mysteriously wealthy. Then Vivian's brother-in-law turns up, trying to get a cut of that wealth. And then there is a murder.
January 1304. Oliver Scrope, a powerful manor Lord based in Mistleham in Essex, is holding something Edward, the King of England, wants. In 1291 Lord Scrope assisted in the defense of Acre against the Saracens, seized some treasure from the Templars, and managed to escape. He then cruelly murdered a wandering religious group in the village of Mordern. Now a mysterious bowman, Sagittarius, has appeared and is dealing out sudden death to the people of Mistleham. It is left to Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, to reach Mistleham before bloody mayhem and murder get out of all control.
Wounded during an investigation and still grieving the loss of his son, Anchorage private detective Nik Kane returns to his first big case, one he's never been able to close. Danny Shirtleff was an undercover cop gunned down on a muddy road next to Skeleton Lake. But even in Alaska, cold cases have a habit of heating up. And Nik Kane is about to get burned.
Liss arranges a reception for her former Scottish dance troupe when they come to Maine on tour. She doesn't realize how unhappy the company manager has been making everyone -- until he bites into one of Liss's scones and instantly dies. In order to clear her recipe of suspicion she must find the real killer.
Buried ceremoniously, high in a cave on the Rock of Gibraltar, lies the skeleton of a human woman, clutching the skeleton of a part-human, part-Neanderthal child. Fascinated, Professor Oliver jumps at the chance to visit the site. But two deaths, possibly murders, have rocked Gibraltar. As Oliver tries to piece things together, he's about to fall for some deadly tricks. After all, unlike the Gibraltar Boy, he's only human.
When Nat Turnbull, a history professor who specializes in the German resistance, gets the news that his estranged mentor, Gordon Wolfe, has been arrested for possession of stolen World War II archives, he's hardly surprised that, even at the age of eighty-four, Gordon has gotten himself in trouble. But what's in the archives is staggering: a spymaster's trove missing since the end of the war, one that Gordon has always claimed is full of "secrets you can't find anywhere else . . . "live" ammunition." Yet key documents are still missing, and Nat believes Gordon has hidden them. The FBI agrees, and when Gordon is found dead in jail, the Bureau dispatches Nat to track down the material, which has also piqued the interest of several dangerous competitors.
An author awakes one night to find a prospective character from her novel has entered her bedroom, demanding she tell his story. She creates Alvar Eide, who works in an art gallery, living a dull and ordered life. Things change for Alvar, however, when a young heroin addict enters the gallery and he gives her a cup of coffee. Some weeks later she appears again on his doorstep, demanding to be let in.
Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago as an undercover detective.
Jack Barrett retires as scout for the New York Yankees to Sarasota, Florida, where he spots a player of amazing talent. He could be Jack's ticket back to the big time. But the young man has a secret that could get both of them killed.
Marianne Shearer is at the height of her career - so why has she killed herself? Her latest case had again resulted in an acquittal, though the outcome was principally due to the death of the prime witness after Marianne's forceful cross-examination. A tenacious colleague, Peter Friel, is determined to find out if that last trial held the answer to Marianne's own death.
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Lucas Burton hates the countryside. To him it's nothing but mud, muck and dead things. And he's right. When he turns up at a deserted farm in the middle of nowhere hoping to conduct a lucrative business deal he stumbles across the body of a dead girl. And that's just the start of his problems. His silver Mercedes is spotted leaving the scene of the crime and it's only a matter of time before Lucas gets a vist from someone he'd rather not see. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with very few leads and a new Superintendent breathing down her neck, the pressure's on. Then a girl is reported missing and another body is discovered.
Army Lieutenant Colonel Sean Drummond's latest assignment is to find out if the death of one of DC's most influential defense officials was murder or suicide. Teamed with Bian Tran, the attractive Army Military Police officer investigating the case, Drummond is about to embark on a journey that takes him from the labyrinthine channels of American intelligence to the killing rooms of Iraq. None of it will be more difficult than navigating the shadowy minds of his enemies and so-called colleagues.
Paramedic Lauren Yates discovers a dead man in an inner city alley. The killer threatens her if she informs the police -- and she believes the threats, since she knows him -- it's her sister's ex, capable of almost anything.
The first Erlendur mystery (originally entitled TAINTED BLOOD). When a lonely old man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur, who heads the investigation team, discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of an unsolved crime. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him?
The brutal murders of the Dead Eyes Killer confound the local task force, despite the gifted profiling skills of Special Agent Karen Vail. The seventh victim is the key to all that stirs this killer - the key that will unlock secrets perhaps too painful for Vail to bear. These are secrets that threaten to destroy her, secrets that will bring down her storied and promising career. For Karen Vail, the truth rests at the heart of a lie. And uncovering it could get her killed.
A lead on a series of murders in western Washington brings Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont back to Cochise County, Arizona. There sheriff Joanna Brady is looking into a homicide in which the elderly caretaker of an ATV park was run over and left to die.
Baldwin and Simon must uncover a deadly assassination plot that will change th ecourse of English history. They join Prince Edward and Bishop Walter's entourage as they make their journey to the palace of French King Charles IV. The entourage is delivered into Queen Isabella's custody and it is clear that they have enemies within the palace walls.
A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired the decommissioned Soviet submarine Silent Thunder for public exhibition. It's marine architect Hannah Bryson's job to make sure that every single inch of the legendary nuclear attack sub is safe for the thousands of visitors anticipated. But then there's an assault on the sub leaving her brother dead. Hannah will stop at nothing to find the ruthless mastermind behind her brother's death -- and to unravel the sub's explosive secret.
Women are disappearing. When Sloane Burbank, former FBI special agent, discovers that her closest childhood friend is among the missing, she launches into action. But she's no longer FBI and her involvement is unwanted, particularly by the agent in charge, her ex-love Derek Parker. Derek has a hot new case on his hands, a string of murders in Chinatown that threatens to erupt into gang warfare, and the missing person case is shoved to the back burner. But it soon becomes terrifyingly clear that the disappearing women are part of a twisted crime spree that can't be ignored, especially when Sloane is revealed to be the missing piece of the perpetrator's puzzle - and the ultimate target.
Billionaire genius Genoa Greeves never got over the shocking death of her favourite teacher, Bennett "Dr. Ben" Alston Little, murdered execution-style and stuffed into the trunk of his Mercedes-Benz. 15 years later she reads of a very similar case. Lt. Peter Decker resents committing manpower to such an old case, but soon he finds the connections compelling.
Someone has broken into the exclusive Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey and viciously gunned him down, along with his wife and four employees. Peter Decker and his homicide team determine that it must have been an inside job. His wife, Rina Lazarus, is apparently out of harm's way, serving on a jury at the courthouse. But then a chance encounter with a court translator who needs her help leads Rina into the terrifying heart of her husband's murder investigations.
When Frank Temple III learned that his father, a U.S. marshal, maintained a covert career as a contract killer -- a double-life that ended in suicide to avoid prosecution and prison -- the revelation triggered years of anonymous drifting. But now he hears that the man who lured his father into the killing game only to later betray him, is returning to Wisconsin, Frank knows he must react. Contract killer or not, Frank's father was at heart a teacher -- and his son was an excellent student.
Detective Claire Morgan's only lead is a beaded bracelet around each victim's wrist, believed to ward off the 'evil eye'. But by the time she discovers what the dead were afraid of, she's trapped in a mind game of her own -- with a brilliant, sadistic killer. And this time there's method to the madness.
Hacker Lisbeth Salander is implicated in murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was due to be published. Now, while journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigates the killings, Lisbeth is drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey and which compels her to revisit her dark past.
When Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra's offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions underlie his concern for his boss's beautiful secretary.
Three headless male corpses are found in a London side street, apparently left as a horrific message to the Metropolitan Police - and to DI Stacey Collins in particular. She thus finds herself on the hunt for a psychopathic killer.
Handwriting expert Claudia Rose heads to the Big Apple at the behest of Grusha Olinetsky, the notorious founder of an elite dating service whose members are mysteriously dying. Drawn into the feckless lives of the rich and single, Claudia finds herself in a twisted world of love and lies fueled by desperation. Is one among them desparate enough to kill?
Old Las Vegas crashes against new, high-tech crimebusting as two separate cases make life tough for America's favorite CSIs. When an Elvis impersonator disappears and a mobster's life is threatened, only science and smart criminalists can save the day. Every copy of the first printing has been personally signed by the writer, novelist Jeff Mariotte. Consequently we will have signed copies.
Soon after Judge Deborah Knott arrives in Wrightsville Beach for a conference of North Carolina judges, she stumbles upon the body of one of her colleagues. After another judge is found murdered, it becomes evident that Deborah herself may be the killer's next target.
The narrator is an up-and-coming young writer who has little in common with Kloster - a literary giant whose disturbing crime novels dominate the bestseller lists. However, they have both, at one time, employed the secretarial services of the alluring Luciana B. Out of the past, Luciana makes a desperate plea to the young writer. She thinks that Kloster is slowly killing off everyone close to her - can he help before her grandmother and younger sister are murdered?
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.
The sixty-ish set at Serenity Cove Estates in South Carolina certainly knows how to keep active. When not playing Bunco or putting the greens, they are gossiping and partying. It is no surprise that when Kate McCall and her fellow Bunco Babes come across a dismembered arm during a golf game, rumours and excitement follow.
Lord Sugawara Akitada, the senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, must find the mysterious killer of a man condemned to live in exile for a crime he did not commit. Meanwhile, Akitada's retainer, Tora, investigates the sudden death of a blind street singer, whose past life is a bigger mystery than anyone thought.
With the perfect marriage and a great job, Lauren Stillman loves her life - until she sees her husband with another woman. Devastated and lusting for revenge, Lauren has her own affair. It's supposed to be a quickie, but Laurens's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unbelievable and deadly crime. Now, her horrifying secret threatens to tear her life apart.
Nameless had told Mitchell Krochek that he'd do whatever he could to find his missing gambling-addicted wife Janice. The agency locates her in San Francisco and manages to bring her home. When she disappears again, blood is found and Mitchell Krocheck is suspected of murder.
Private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. His ex-girlfriend, suddenly out of nowhere, shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Doc is drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists.
When 36 pounds of gold he steals from a lab turns out to be radioactive, down and out thief Tony Catell has to stay one step ahead of the FBI while trying desperately to find someone to take it off his hands.
Amarylis Coltraine, recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, is taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon. She had started a serious relationship with Eve Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris, and so Eve is doubly determined to find the killer.
The word 'harmless' would sum Sami Macbeth up--he just wants to be a rock hero. Within 18 hours of being released from prison he had slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. Shortly after that his train blew up and turned him into the most wanted terrorist in the country.
Journalist Sarah Monteiro finds in her mailbox a mysterious envelope containing a list of unfamiliar names and a coded message. At first, Sarah is merely puzzled by the strange delivery. But when a masked intruder breaks into her home, she knows that the list has put her in danger. She soon learns that it holds the key to a plot that implicates not only unscrupulous mercenaries and crooked politicians but also princes of the Church, and perhaps even her own father.
When wisecracking New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter rescues a golden retriever from being put down, little does he realize the unlikely series of events that will follow. He discovers that, five years earlier, the dog had been involved in an incident that resulted in its prior owner being convicted of murder. Encouraged by the convicted man's sister, Andy tries to reopen the case by using the dog as a witness in court. But some interested parties will do anyuthing to avoid a new trial. Soon Andy finds himself in the middle of car chases, an attempted assassination, and a dognapping.
Veteran TV reporter Charlotte McNally comes into possession of explosive evidence that will free an innocent woman from prison. The bad news is that that makes Charlotte -- and someone she loves -- the real killer's next target.
When Tom and Anna Reed find $370,000 in their house one night it seems as if all their problems are solved. But what they can't quite wrap their minds around is that nothing in this life is free. Before the week is over they'll know exactly where that $370,000 came from - and come face to face with the brutal truth that in order to save your own life, sometimes you have to destroy your dreams.
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Just days away from execution, Abb Grimes reaches out to ex-cop Jack Carpenter with a surprising request. Despite the fact that Carpenter was instrumental in putting the notorious serial killer behind bars, the doomed convict now wants Carpenter to find his missing grandson. The cops are convinced that the boy's father-Abb's troubled son, Jed-is behind his disappearance, but Jack's not so sure. And yet, when the evidence in a gruesome murder leads straight to Jed, the question must be asked: Have the unspeakable sins of his father taken root in this disturbed young man? Searching through an underworld of predators, assembling the jagged pieces of a depraved puzzle, Jack Carpenter is desperate to catch a ruthless killer before he strikes again.
Halloween is scarier than ever in Aldenville, Pennsylvania, when professional rubber stamper April Buchert discovers a dead body in a "haunted" corn maze. The police suspect the victim's husband murdered her, but April knew the couple, and she and the Stamping Sisters are determined to find the real killer before he catches another in his murderous motif.
Kaylee Cavanaugh can sense when someone near her is about to die. She just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. A normal date is all she asks for, but that's hard to get when classmates are dropping dead for no apparent reason. And impossible when she's the only one who knows when it will happen.
In 1990 a love affair is flourishing between Ivor Tesham, a 33 year old rising star in Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government, and a beautiful North London housewife stuck in a dull marriage. Tesham gives her a birthday gift that years later will bring ruin to his career, family and life.
Psychologist Alan Gregory's ex-wife needs his help. The surrogate mother of her unborn child has vanished without a trace. This mystery bears unnerving connections to another young woman who disappeared at the base of the Grand Canyon several years before.
22 years ago controversial author David Etheridge and ambitious state senator Robert McCrutchen were investigated in the death of a young coed, but a circle of secrecy guaranteed that the case was never solved. When Etheridge returns to Eugene Oregon, McCrutchen is his grudging host - until the senator is found shot dead. Now Barbara Holloway must defend Etheridge.
Skye Donovan just landed a contract to shoot the calendar photos for the Pet Place, a national chain of pet stores. She's not about to lose her biggest job ever -- just because the owner of a kennel, the Pet Palace, has been murdered.
Mr. Wickstead has died under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. But why was he in the wood on a frigid night? And what of the claw marks on the limb? And what was that treasure? As per usual, the town's animals know more than the Big Folk.
A nervous stranger begs to use Emmeline Dowell's kiln for an experimental gem treatment. It doesn't seem like something to be alarmed about--until a dead body found in the desert turns out to be a close friend of the stranger.
When a legendary private eye dies suspiciously, down and out detective Payton Sherwood investigates -- and uncovers connections to a Ukranian sex ring and a runaway hedge fund manager.
Known by his alias "Oliver Stone", John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone's life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Yet behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone else, wants Stone dead. With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save one of their own.
Cathy Cantrell returns to her Alabama home eighteen months after her husband's unsolved murder. She is eager to build a new life for herself and her son. Pieces of her past are everywhere, including Jackson Perdue, the town's deputy sheriff. A spate of recent deaths leave Jack and Cathy in no doubt that a serial killer is at work, one whose rage grows more vicious each day.
Agatha Raisin is easily persuaded to help the vicar of a nearby village publicize the church fete -- especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders.
When rival drug lords battle to take over Cook County, only Leal and Hart can prevent a bloodbath in the streets.
Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman - these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.
From a rough Brooklyn neighbourhood, Nick and Todd forge a lifelong bond that persists in the face of blood and betrayal. Low-level wiseguys with little ambition and less of a future, the friends become players in the destruction of an international crime syndicate stretching from the Kennedy Airport to the streets of New York, Boston, and Belfast, to the alleyways of Mexican border towns. Their paths are littered with the bodies of cops, snitches, lovers, and stone killers.
Portland detective Archie Sheridan, the former head of the Beauty Killer Task Force, is secretly relieved to hear that the serial killer Gretchen Lowell has escaped prison. He knows he's the only one who can capture Gretchen--and now he has a plan to get out from under her thumb once and for all. Even if it means becoming her last victim.
The victim in PI Ray Dudgeon's latest case was not the quiet, unassuming, unlucky single woman she appeared to be -- she lived a double life in the shadowy realm of covert intelligence. Suddenly Ray is in grave danger of becoming collateral damange in America's war on terror.
Catherine McLeod is an investigative reporter for a major Denver newspaper. Her recent coverage of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes filing a claim for twenty-seven million acres of their ancestral lands has made her the target for assassination. Her investigation uncovers a conspiracy involving her ex-husband's wealthy family and state politicians. And as Catherine unravels the truth, she discovers some startling facts about her own heritage, making her would-be killer all the more desperate to find her.
In 1923, Arapahos from the Wind River Reservation were recruited to appear as extras in the silent film The Covered Wagon. But Charlie Wallowingbull never returned home, leaving people to believe he abandoned his wife and unborn son. Kiki Wallowingbull, Charlie's great-grandson, went to Hollywood determined to uncover the truth behind his great-grandfather's disappearance. But Kiki has been murdered-his frozen body discovered by Father John, and his supposed killer confessing to Vicky that it was self-defense. Together, they must find the connection between two deaths separated by nearly a century.
Scientist Marion Kagan is the sole survivor after gunmen attack a top secret project facility. Wounded and trapped in a collapsed building, Marion must stop radioactive test samples from leaking out and killing millions. In a psychiatric hospital, Marion's twin sister begins to thrash violently in her bed. Researchers are shocked to read the images of her brain. An American soldier just back from Iraq watches the news about the research facility explosion and fate has chosen him for a deadly game of international corporate intrique.
Things are finally looking up for Mickey Haller. He's back in the courtroom, inheriting a case from murdered Hollywood lawyer Jerry Tadashi. But as he prepares to defend the studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover, Mickey learns that he's next, after Tadashi, on a killer's list. But Harry Bosch, who is after that killer, doesn't mind using Mickey as bait.
An injured patient on Bellevue Hospital's pwychiatric prison ward specifically asks for Kay Scarpetta. And his bizarre tale will lead her and those she loves on a harrowing chase through both cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of New York City.
The sisters Libby and Bernie Simmons attend a haunted house fundraiser - and encounter some truly spooky surprises.
Tobias Campion is happily settled as vicar at Moreton Priory. But when a stranger's body is found in a river on the estate, Tobias and Hansard suspect foul play. Who is the man? When it seems he may have something to do with Lady Chase's lost son, Miss Southey, the Bramhall family governess, mysteriously disappears. Tobias realises he and Hansard may have to adopt their sleuthing cloaks once again.
Erik Winter, Sweden's youngest Chief Inspector, teams up with Scotland Yard to solve the mysterious parallel killings of young British and Swedish tourists.
When Carmel Hennessey begins a new job in North Yorkshire, she finds the historic city of Eborby gripped by fear. A killer, named Resurrection man by the press, is on the prowl. The killer binds, asphyxiates his victims, and leaves their naked bodies in isolated country churchyards. Tragic events of the past link Carmel with DI Joe Plantagenet, who with his new boss DCI Emily Thwaite, face the uneviable task of identifying the killer before he claims another victim.
Is the Doll Strangler back? Singmass Close has a sinister past-- it is reputely haunted by the ghosts of children who were the victims of the Doll Strangler in the 1950's who was never brought to justice. DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether a copycat killer is at work when the strangled body of a teen is found with a mutilated doll lying by her body.
D.C. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case after the newspapers report the fourth in a series of murders. But there's a problem: the victims have no official existence. The harder he looks, the less sense it makes.
Jessica's old friend Tillie Mortelaine has bequeathed her one million dollars. But first she must solve the decades-old mystery of who murdered Tillie's fiance, Wanamaker Jones, at a New Year's Eve party in Tillie's home. Jessica soon learns that Wanamaker's ghost still haunts Tillie's Savannah mansion. A million dollars, she is forced to conclude, is not nearly enough for this job.
Investigative journalist Zoe Greene, traumatized by a serial killer, has switched to writing for a soap-opera digest. Obsessed with soap star Warren Clark, she delights in joining him at his home in Mexico. But nearby, the mutilated body of a teenager was found recently, his heart torn from his body. From the moment Zoe arrives, things go wrong. Warren disappears for long stretches of time. Other Americans she meets hide strange black crosses and blood-tipped cacti in their homes. When more people end up dead, their hearts torn out, Zoe's investigative instincts kick in. But even as she follows ominous clues, she may well be next on the killer's list.
Boston cop Jane Rizzoli and coroner Maura Isles team up once more to solve a gruesome murder and stop a mad killer.
Marine archaeologist Jack Howard makes an astonishing discovery in a deep sea dive that is somehow connected to something unspeakable his great grandfather witnessed in India in 1879. His quest for the connection takes him from the jungles of India to the lost tomb of the Emperors of China.
Dan Carter searches for answers after his wife and two children die in a plane crash that he believes was intended for him.
Kyle McAvoy has a promising legal future -- but he also has a secret, an episode from his college days that he would like to forget. Thus he is forced into taking a high-profile job that others would kill to get -- and forced to lie, cheat and steal.
DI Jack Caffery leads the investigation when a freshly severed human hand is pulled from Bristol's harbour - and then its mate is found buried under a restaurant's doorstep. His investigation will lead him into an underworld of drug addiction, ritual mutilation and muti, African medicine magic.
The death mask of the poet Dante is to be exhibited at the premiere of a new film, Inferno. But when unveiled it has been replaced by the death mask of the film's star. Footage of the murder appears on the internet and the Carabinieri send Nic Costa and his team to San Francisco to investigate the murder and to try to recover Dante's mask. But in California the mystery only deepens.
Environmental criminologist Patrick Bowers uses 21st -century geospatial technology to analyze the time and space in which a crime takes place. Bowers can pinpoint clues to solve the toughest of cases. His skills have made him one of the FBI's top agents - until now. Called to the mountains of North Carolina to consult on a gruesome murder, Bowers finds himself in a deadly duel with a serial killer who seems to transcend Patrick's analytical powers. Tracking the killer's horrific murders one by one, Bowers finds his techniques and instincts are put to the ultimate test.
Agent Maggie O'Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believe they're responding to a threat made at Quantico. Instead they walk into a trap. Maggie faces a new opponent, whose weapon is a deadly virus, from inside an isolation ward at a biosafety containment hospital. Maggie must help Agent R. J. Tully find clues to catch the killer - while waiting to see if the deadly strain is already multiplying in her body. With every new exposure there's the potential for an epidemic.
The ninth riveting novel in William Kent Krueger's award-winning Cork O'Connor mystery series.
Retired officer Brad Lyon pieces together his latest teddy bear while also helping his deputy wife piece together a mystery. A farmer dies by an arrow to his heart. Was the farmer being hunted? As the suspect list grows, they'll have to work fast to root out a killer before more innocents become endangered.
Business has been frustratingly slow for Abby. She reluctantly agrees to a job with the FBI, putting her at the center of an internal political struggle between two agents. Abby's skills and patience are tested, but when she helps them locate three college students who've mysteriously disappeared, they know she's the real deal. Her intuition says these weren't random abductions. With her psychic eye wide open, she sets out to find a kidnapper.
At her glass-blowing apprenticeship, Renaissance reveler Jessie Morton's crabby boss and his creepy nephew are causing her problems. When the man playing the Grim Reaper is killed, Jess has to find the lady, lord, or serf whodunit.
In the small New England town of Morse Point, Brenna Miller glosses over her painful past by watching her decoupage students create eye-catching projects out of cutouts, glue, and varnish. But when the mayor's body is found stuffed in a trunk at Morse Point Lake, it is up to Brenna to clear her enigmatic landlord's name of murder-before his fate is signed, sealed, and delivered.
Plus-size reporter Kate Gallagher is facing the ultimate challenge - wearing a bikini for an upcoming assignment about weight loss scams. Sticking to her diet won't be easy - especially since her love life is already wasting away. Kate learns she's not alone at a meeting of a women's support group, the Newbodies - where her friend Lila confides that her marriage is in trouble. When Lila turns up dead, Kate's suspicions immediately fall on the husband. But that's before she finds out that Lila wasn't the first "Newbody" to die.
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.
Jo and Gemma are friends. When Gemma mentions killing her boss, Jo goes along with the joke - until she stumbles across a real body on the beach at Selsey. It takes Detective Hen Mallin and her team some time to discover who the drowned woman is, but as they investigate Jo and Gemma keep coming across more dead bodies.
ATF Agent Jack McClure finds that his dyslexia is his greatest asset when the President-Elect calls on him to find his kidnapped daughter. The search for the girl leads Jack into the path of a dangerous and calculating man. Someone whose actions are as cold as they are brilliant. Whose power and reach are seemingly infinite.
October 1854. Chaos, fatalities and unbelievable destruction are the scene soon after the London to Brighton Express derails. Could it simply be a case of driver error? Detective Inspector Colbeck, dubbed the 'railway detective' thinks not. But digging deep to discover the target of the accident takes time, something Colbeck doesn't have as the killer prepares to strike again...
A deputy sheriff was shot to death during a routine traffic stop on a dark country road. From what can be seen on the cruiser's tape recorder of the killers, it is believed that they were a couple of Boston-based drug runners who had been stopped by the deputy on their way from Canada down to Boston. This is what brings Gunther and his team to the investigation - an attempt to shut down the major drug running operation.
The body of Bernice Hogan, a former nursing student with a troubled past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek. Jolene Peller vanishes the night she tries to find Bernice. Hero cop Karl Lundy is beloved by his community, but privately police are uneasy with the lie he has lived. Disgraced journalist Jack Gannon is pushed to the brink. He sacrifices his fading career, his marriage, and his home to pursue the story behind Lundy's dark secret, his link to the women, and the mysterious big rig roaming America's loneliest highways.
Philadelphia cops Kevin Byren and Jessica Balzano match wits with their most monstrous foe yet, in the gritty streets of the city's Badlands, where a diabolical fiend plays a cryptic, murderous game.
Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Now a street philosopher, he begins to conduct a Thinkers' Club, where all can discuss life's unanswerable questions. Infiltrated by undercover cops and threatened by strain from within, the Thinkers' Club doesn't have it easy.
London, 1940: four eviscerated women have been found so far. Francis is astonished to learn his sister knew all four. They were White Feather Girls during the First World War -- women who gave any man found out of uniform a white feather for cowardice.
V. I. Warshawski seeks a man who's been missing for four decades. A young cousin whom she's never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign; a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence; and on the city's South Side, people spit when she shows up. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, V. I. still takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.
When Spenser's old nemesis Rugar-the Gray Man-arrives at a wedding held on a private island, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. A storm, a kidnapping, and murder tear apart what should be a joyous occasion, and Rugar is seemingly at the center of it all. The only thing is that the sloppy kidnapping is not Rugar's style - as Spenser knows from past encounters. ____Penny, Louise.THE MURDER STONE. Hodder, 10.99 pb [UK ed]. The Finney family arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse to hold a memorial retreat in memory of their late father. Old secrets and bitter rivalries surface, a body is found, and the family has another member to mourn. A guest at the lakeside hotel resort, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache suddenly finds himself in the middle of a murder inquiry.
From the author of Brandenberg: the state is no match for the genius of the dead in this portrait of the police state that the UK is about to become.
Reporter Patrick Rush joins a writers' group in Toronto and quickly learns that most, like himself, really have no story to tell. However, a string of unsolved murders seems increasingly connected to Patrick. And then the circle's members start to go missing, one by one.
Chet, the narrator, is the canine sidekick of down-on-his luck PI Bernie. Their search for a missing teenage girl takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locales, with Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt that puts each of them in peril.
Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan accompany the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Suddenly, Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy - and the case. Someone had made an incriminating phone call. Within hours, the one man with information about the call was dead. Back in Montreal, the corpse of a second elderly woman is found in the woods, and then a third.
Sano Ichiro and his wife Reiko must learn what Sano's own mother was doing on the night when a burning kimono ignited a blaze that nearly destroyed the city. The shogun gives Sano just three days to find out.
In this period mystery set in 1940's Oklahoma, railroad special agent Hook Runyon uncovers a Nazi plot to sell stolen "degenerate art" in America. At Waynoka Divisional Point, near one of the German POW camps in the United States, one-armed Hook Runyon is assigned to run off hobos and arrest pick pockets. When a coal picker is found run over by a reefer car, Hook and his sidekick, Runt, are drawn into a scheme far greater than either could have imagined. The conspiracy involves Nazi prisoners and stolen art and reaches the highest echelons of the camp and beyond.
Deep in the forests of Wyoming photographer Graham Cook stumbles across the rotting remains of a wagon. He's discovered what is left of the Preston Group, a convoy of settlers that vanished in the winter of 1848. As Cook unravels the mystery of what happened, he must must question whether the horror he is finding was in fact only the start of something much worse.
Isabel comes into possession of a secret that may prevent the investors in a small investment bank from being cheated -- but is her information in fact the truth?
As a young cop P.I. Jack Carpenter failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant and neither of them was ever seen again. Now, 18 years later, Carpenter isn't about to let grim history repeat itself-especially when he discovers a pattern of unsolved kidnappings involving the same massive perp.
England, 1916. At the outbreak of World War I, Bess Crawford volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed hospital ship "Britannic". On one voyage, she promises to deliver a message from a dying soldier to his brother. Back in England she is surprised to find the soldier's family indifferent to the message she bears. She quickly discovers that fulfilling this duty to the dead has thrust her into a maelstrom of intrigue and murder that will endanger her own life and test her courage as not even war has.
AD 670. Pirates attack an Irish merchant ship off the coast of Bro Waroch and kill the captain and a prince of Muman after they have surrendered. Sister Fidelma and Brother Edault escape -- but now must go to Enez Lovr to confront the Dove of Death to bring the killers to justice.
It's AD 670 and the Council of Autun is meeting to discuss serving a final blow to the Celtic Church. The entire Council is in danger when a conflict between two delegates results in the murder of the chief delegate from Hibernia. As a web of sinister intrigue spreads, Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf arrive in Autun to act as advisors to the Irish delegation and to solve the sinister puzzles.
Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell, Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High, decides to hire an au pair. Then one afternoon Max returns home to find Nolan gurgling happily in his cot, but sees no sign of his au pair; the lovely Juanita has disappeared into thin air.
After the two year old son of a Saudi prince is kidnapped, Burke makes a journey that will forever change his life - and that of his outlaw family.
Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster is called to a homicide. Finding that the victim, a single mother, has no past, he calls on genealogist Nigel Barnes. The trail takes Barnes back to late Victorian England where it abruptly ends with a young couple who came from the United States to England. Nigel's quest takes him on a trip through the violent history of the Mormon church as he and Foster race to solve a shameful, long-kept secret that is about to have bloody repercussions in the present, and for which someone is seeking vengeance.
Code named Devlin, he exists in the blackest shadows of the US government operating off the grid as the NSA's top agent. He is their most lethal weapon and their most secret. Someone is trying to draw him out into the open by putting America's citizens in the crosshairs and they will continue the slaughter until they get what they want.
The Valentine family business is funerals for Tupelo, Mississippi. When an embalmed body goes missing, chaos ensues. The Valentines are afraid that if they don't find the missing corpse, their business could die. So with a little help from their failed show-dog Elvis, the Valentines are on the chase.
Summer, 1944: After almost five years of conflict, London's exhausted inhabitants, battered by the new menace of Hitler's V1 bombs, are living hand-to-mouth in a world of dust and dereliction, and war-weary DI Ted Stratton is no exception. Stratton is called upon to investigate the case of a dead doctor, found in suspicious circumstances on a bomb-site near Fitzrovia's Middlesex Hospital. Was it an affair turned fatally sour, revenge for a fatal misdiagnosis, or, despite appearances, simply an unfortunate accident? Ted's wife, Jenny, working at the local Rest Centre, finds her spirit of make-do is wearing as thin as her clothing and she desperately misses her children, still evacuees in Suffolk. When a bombed-out woman appears at the centre declaring that the man who claims to be her husband is an imposter, Jenny thinks that it is due to the effects of shock. The reality, however, is much stranger and far more dangerous.
President Will Lee's vice-president just died during surgery, and Lee's new pick may be hiding something from his past. Meanwhile, rogue CIA agent Teddy Fay is plotting revenge on CIA Director Kate Rule Lee, the First Lady. On top of all this, some nuclear weapons are "loose" in Pakistan, and the prevention of WWIII depends on Lee's efforts to resolve the situation.