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.
Darling, Alabama may be struggling through the Great Depression, but the local garden club, the Darling Dahlias, has just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful cucumber trees in full bloom. When local blond bombshell Bunny Scott is found in a suspicious car wreck, the Dahlias decide to dig into the town's buried secrets, and club members Lizzy, Ophelia, and Verna soon find leads sprouting up faster than weeds. The town is all abuzz with news of an escaped convict from the prison farm, rumours of trouble at the bank, and tales of a ghost heard digging around the cucumber tree.
PTA meetings at Tarver Elementary School can get pretty heated. But after parent Sam Helmstetter is strangled in the car following a meeting, mom and PTA secretery Beth Kennedy and her best friend Marina fear there may be a cold-blooded killer in the group...
When the body of a pregnant teenager is found in a Hall of Mirrors with the full-term fetus surgically removed, suspicion falls on Jeff Coulter, a psychotic inmate at a nearby hospital whose hobby is making Reborns - chillingly realistic baby dolls intended for bereaved parents or those unable to conceive. But how could he have orchestrated the murder from a secure mental facility?
Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael brings her a houseguest, a minor Spanish playwright whose play is being produced by one of Michael's graduate students. Senor Mendoza turns out to be a drinker, a smoker, and an inveterate partygoer. The prune-faced dean of the English Department arrives to cancel the production and soon after is found dead -- making Meg's house a crime scene.
When the local humane society rescinds its no-kill policy Meg finds her living room filled with dozens of animals - cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a stunningly foul-mouthed macaw, brought there by her kind-hearted father and grandfather. But the volunteer who was to transport the animals to new homes has been murdered. Was it the victim's tangled love life that drove someone to murder? Or the dark secrets behind local politics?
Ex-assassin Oliver Stone is given a mission finding those behind a bomb detonated in Lafayette Park as an attack on the President and the British Prime Minister. With nowhere else to turn, Stone enlists the help of the only people he knows he can trust: the Camel Club. Yet that may be a big mistake. In the shadowy worlds of politics and intelligence, there is no one you can really trust.
Reporter David and his wife Jan take their four-year-old son, Ethan, to a local amusement park for the day. But within an hour of arriving at the park, Ethan goes missing. Though he is soon found, panic escalates to full-blown terror when Jan suddenly disappears.
Gifted biologist Dr. Kathleen Sainsbury is on the brink of discovering a gene that could prolong human life by centuries. But a mysterious phone call sends her instead on a quest to uncover the secret behind the death of her archaeologist parents at an ancient excavation site in Iraq three decades ago, a secret locked in the human genome, the sands of antiquity, and the Book of Genesis.
Four couples, members of the Checkmate Singles Club carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, converge on Tommel Castle Hotel and immediately take a dislike to each other. The arrival of Maria's gross, greedy partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. After Peta slurps up her last meal, Hamish MacBeth is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a big red apple in her mouth?
British-American counterterrorism operative Alex Hawke has given up on life since he lost the woman he loved almost a year ago. But now Prince Charles needs his help. A threat has been directed toward the British royal family, with an ominous connection to the assassination of the beloved Lord Mountbatten, thirty years ago. This is just the sort of duty Hawke needs to propel him back into action.
On a sweltering summer afternoon, Dublin newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell is found with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. Quirk, investigating, finds Jewell's wife indifferent to the death, but Dannie, Jewell's high-strung sister, is devastated. And Dannie has turned to David Sinclair, Quirke's ambitious assistant in the pathology lab, for help. Moreover, Sinclair has been seeing Quirke's fractious daughter Phoebe, and an unlikely romance is blossoming between the two.
Maddie Cutler thought she was taking on a new design intern for her boutique. But instead she finds her dead at the train station under suspicious circumstances. Now Maddie is determined to iron out the wrinkles of this mystery.
Just hours before her body is found in a car in a parking lot, a young woman hands her baby to a perfect stranger and disappears. The stranger is the daughter of Delia Wainberg, a lawyer in the same firm as Joanne Kilbourn's husband. One close look at the child suggests that there might be a family relationship, and soon the truth about the child Delia gave up for adoption years ago comes out. The boy must be Delia's grandson. Then his mother is found dead, sexually assaulted and murdered. Not only is there a killer on the loose, but the dead woman's partner is demanding custody of the child.
Around a campfire, three girlfriends, Yvette, Coby, and Rhiannon, share dark secrets before a tragic accident shatters their bond. Twelve years later, Coby attends a reunion party that ends with Yvette's sister drowning in a hot tub. Coby races to unravel a mystery buried in the past; but someone is watching her every move-someone prepared to kill again to protect a shocking truth.
A group of disenchanted former soldiers are smuggling illicit goods - drugs, cash, weapons, even people - across the Maine-Canada border. Private detective Charlie Parker is called in as the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent suicides. The smugglers had attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod and the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector.
The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking -- but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell Pratt to put her detective skills on display.
Crime reporter Jimm Juree is forced to follow her family (which includes: a mother who might be drifting mentally; a grandfather - a retired cop - who rarely talks; a younger brother obsessed with body-building, and a transgendered, former beauty pageant queen, former older brother) to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand. She's convinced her career is over until a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies, one of them wearing a hat, is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer's field. Then an abbot at a local Buddhist temple is viciously murdered, with the temple's monk and nun the only suspects.
Stockholm detective Paul Hjelm and his partner Jorge Chavez seek a killer who targets high-profile business leaders. The killer breaks into their homes at night, places two bullets in their heads, and removes the bullets from the walls - a ritual enacted to a rare bootleg recording of Thelonious Monk's jazz classic "Misterioso." They follow one lead after another in their pursuit - navigating the murky underworlds of the Russian Mafia and the secretive members-only society of Sweden's wealthiest denizens.
The daughter of a bestselling writer hires Connor Burke to look into the death of her father. Connor is led to a cryptic manuscript and a war between rival smuggling gangs near the border in the Arizona desert.
DCI Hannah Scarlett is determined to uncover the truth behind Emily Friend's mysterious drowning in the Serpent's Pool. Though the evidence at the time did not rule out suicide, why would Emily, so afraid of water, choose drowning to end it all? She can't help but make connections between Emily's death and two recent murders which struck close to home.
Amos Walker is hired to recover HDTV converter boxes stolen from a retailer whose shop also does vintage resale business. Before long, the case turns old school: both a suspect and the man who lost the boxes are murdered, and Walker ends up working with both the local police and the feds. The converter boxes were being used to smuggle high-grade heroin that's been killing off junkies left and right, and it's up to Walker to track down the missing dope.
Corporate auditor Sam Keller is in Dubai for some business-class hedonism and to spy on a colleague. But when that colleague is murdered during a night on the town, Sam soon finds himself waist-deep in a bewildering and lethal mix of mobsters, prostitutes, and crooked cops. Offering a chancy way out is Anwar Sharaf, the unlikeliest of detectives. A former pearl diver and gold smuggler with an undignified demeanor, Sharaf is sometimes as baffled as Sam by the changes to his homeland. But he knows where the levers of power reside.
Autumn Reiniger's 21st birthday present is a 'crime spree weekend' in the California wilderness courtesy of Edge Adventures, a company specialising in urban reality games. When one of Autumn's classmates is murdered before the crime weekend begins, Jo Beckett is called in to perform a psychological autopsy. Tracing a link back to Autumn, Jo and Gabe Quintana accompany the group. What Jo doesn't realise is that a criminal gang has infiltrated Edge Adventures and is about to turn a birthday dream weekend into a waking nightmare.
When a controversial female singer is murdered during a concert, forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett fears the act was political. The polarizing pop star was also the President's ex-wife, with secrets to die for. Now, Jo finds herself in a race to extinguish the conspiracy rumor mill-before it incites a level of violence that reaches America's highest corridors of power.
In Boston's Chinatown a body is discovered, its hand severed and head nearly severed, with two strands of silver hair, not human, clinging to the body. Homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles link this death to a murder-suicide 19 years earlier in a Chinatown restaurant. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown.
The first victims were random, caught in the crossfire of unseen assassins. Rescue specialist Jonathan Grave spies a gunman getting away with a mother and young son as hostages. To free them, Grave and his companions must enter the dark heart of a nationwide conspiracy. This time the conspiracy reaches all the way to the highest levels of power.
Michael Westen is still in Miami, trying to survive as a spy without a country. Brent Grayson is a 19 year old college kid who claims to own a company that doesn't really exist. And Michael has to save Brent's father from loan sharks and fend off sinister Russian businessmen who see every takeover as an opportunity to be hostile.
There's a sudden spike in murders in Philadelphia, but no one seems to mind much because the victims all seem to be lowlifes. The more Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne investigates, however, the more he gets a bad feeling-one that only gets worse when vigilante groups spring up claiming credit for some of the hits, even though Payne knows it can't be true.
Travis Boyette watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted a local football star for a murder that Travis committed. Now, 9 years later and suffering from an inoperable brain tumor, Travis decides to do what's right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man in four days?
Sheila Dunham, offensive reality show judge on "America's Next Top Anchor," is found beaten into unconciousness, next to the murdered body of a local girl. Retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is already scheduled to appear on her show but now he's going to consult on the biggest murder case to hit that part of Connecticut since the Revolutionary War. But how do you narrow down the suspects when the victim was hated by everyone?
Kirk McGarvey's CIA operative son-in-law Todd Van Buren is murdered after a meeting with an investigative reporter. The reporter had evidence that a group of high-ranking men had formed a cabal. The same evening the reporter and his family are killed, all traces of the shadow group erased. The grief stricken McGarvey soon learns that his investigation has stakes which could destabilize the U.S. government and shake the foundations of the world financial order.
When Rupert the cat sniffs out a dusty green vase with a toy bear inside, his owner has no doubt that this is another of her Uncle Oscar's infamous clues to one of his valuable hidden treasures. Eager to put together the pieces of the puzzle, she's soon heading to Nevada City with her two cats, having no idea that this road trip will put her life in danger.
Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the case of two young Muslim students who vanished seven years ago - sufficient time for her to declare them legally dead. The police had concluded that they had fled to Pakistan to traffic in the atrocities of Islamic fanaticism. But as her official inquest progresses, Jenny detects the unmistakable stench of corruption.
Uncle and Ava are hired by Tommy Ordonez, the richest man in the Phillipines, to recover $50 million in a land swindle that took place in Canada. Ava tracks the missing funds from Canada, to the USA, to accounts in Costa Rica owned by the Moneida First Nation online poker web site. Ava uncovers an illegal online gambling ring and follows the trail to Las Vagas where Jackie Leung, an old time rival wants revenge. Will Ava be able to save the Ordonez's family reputation or will Jackie Leung get to her first?
After taking the blame for a death, Michael leaves his brother and the orphanage known as the Iron House, to become a mob enforcer. When he discovers love, he tries to escape the life he's made on the streets by returning to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House.
In a flat near Reykjavik city centre, a young man lies dead in a pool of blood. There are no signs of struggle. A woman's purple shawl is found under the bed and it gives off a strong and unusual aroma. A vial of narcotics found in the victim's pocket leads Erlendur and his colleagues down a trail of hidden violence and psychological brutality.
Seattle PI J. P. Beaumont uncovers a crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens. The crime's effect becomes a firestorm when it reaches into the halls of state government.
While mapping the ancient underwater city of Marinth, submersible designer Hannah Bryson believes she has discovered what led to its demise. But her key artifact is hijacked en route to a research lab.
In the year 2009, a letter was mailed to a woman who does not understand why she has received the puzzling correspondence, written in a series of codes and ancient languages. She enlists the help of Jonathon Payne and David Jones. Relentlessly hunted by those determined to protect the secret, the duo has no choice but to fight back. Pursued across two continents, Payne and Jones must locate the sacred text that may change everything we know about the future.
Discord in Fort Lauderdale's Lanai Gardens results in the detective agency splitting in two. But there is more than enough trouble for two detective agencies when sultry Joyce Steiner moves in, reopening an old rivalry with Arlene Simon, whose husband ran off with Joyce fifty-five years earlier. When Joyce is found murdered, Arlene becomes the prime suspect.
Someone leaks the existence of a CIA spy in Tehran to a journalist, leading to the spy's torture and execution. Joe DeMarco, working for the Speaker of the House, tries to find the leak, but he soon discovers that he and the CIA aren't the only ones looking for the journalist's source. A killer is following DeMarco's every move, hoping DeMarco will lead him to his prey.
Freelance writer Jaine Austen takes a job writing advertisements from her friend Lance's friend Bunny, the new trophy wife of a mattress maven. But at a party in her husband's mansion, Bunny falls prey to poison. The police arrest Lance, but Jaine knows his murderous urges end at her closet door. Setting out to clear his name, she soon discovers a list of suspects longer than Bunny's credit card bill.
Dexter Morgan is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17 year old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals. And, most disturbing -- these people have decided they would really like to eat Dexter.
Provence. When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family chateau, the town is abuzz with rumors. Aix's Chief magistrate Verlaque suspects foul play. He turns to law professor and love interest Marine Bonnet for help when he discovers that she had been a close friend of the Bremonts.
Bourne's quest to kill a Colombian drug lord is interrupted when he receives an offer to destroy Severus Domnus, a secret international cabal working to influence world events for its own power and financial gain. He learns that Severus Domnus has assigned his longtime ally Boris Karpov the task of killing Bourne.
Dr. Sophies Knowles teaches math at Henley College in Massachusetts, but when a colleague turns up dead, it is up to her to find the murderer before someone else gets subtracted.
France, 1963. Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself in the village of Poissons-Les-Marais, Picardie, answering to police Commissaire Francois Massin, his former army CO. On his first day of duty, he finds a dead woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery. Following an attempt on one villager's life and the disappearance of another villager, Rocco finds a series of connections between the wartime Resistance and present day.
In a small resort town a CSI team searches for evidence of arson after a massive blaze kills six firefighters. Meanwhile another team is called to a crime scene where a dog has taken a key piece of evidence--a severed human hand--under a suburban home's crawl space.
Tragedy strikes close to the Detective Department when Captain Randall, an old friend of Superintendent Tallis walks to meet a speeding train head on. The suicide shocked the locl community and leaves plenty for Inspector Robert Colbeck to uncover.
Out-of-work actor Sam White is a security guard in a Portland, Oregon shopping mall. He returns home one night to find his house blown up and two body bags being removed from it. He assumes the bodies are those of his wife and daughter, until he receives a call from a man saying they are alive, but will only be spared if Sam follows instructions and completes the increasingly violent tasks set out for him.
Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered--and Beth is the prime suspect.
Logan Finch has made a new life for himself with his daughter Ellie. But a blossoming relationship with DC Rebecca Irvine is about to be put to the test when Irvine's old flame enters her life again. And there's the small matter of a professional killer following her every move. As the clouds roll in to blanket the sky at the end of an Indian summer, violence erupts all around, putting everyone at risk. For Logan, there are impossible choices to be made: between his best friend and the woman he loves, between who lives and who dies.
Treasure hunting is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, Lucy St. Elmo, owner of the Cape Cod antiques shop St. Elmo Fine Antiques, has more than enough heart. What she needs to improve are her tracking skills -- or else the wrong man could be convicted of a one-of-a-kind murder.
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman investigate an apparent honour killing and learn that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. He and the girl's family are prime suspects, even though forensic evidence is scant. Why does the family, in common with other families of girls immolated in the city, now appear to be broke? There are also links to an infamous local gangster.
Marseilles Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot discovers that he is the object for a killer's revenge. This killer, however, goes after his target's family and friends. It adds to the urgency in finding who the killer is.
South Lake Tahoe Defense attorney Nina Reilly is certain that there is a con at work when the millionaire owner of a Tahoe ski resort receives a letter purportedly from his fugitive son in extradition-free Brazil, demanding his share of the profits. Then two local women are brutally murdered, and Nina begins to question their links to her new client.
An enigmatic performer known as the Body Artist allows her audience to use her naked body as a canvas for their impromptu illustrations. One woman's sketch triggers a violent outburst from a man, an Iraqi war vet. Days later, the woman is shot dead, and the police move quickly to arrest the angry vet. As V.I. seeks answers, her investigation will take her from the North Side of Chicago to the far reaches of the Gulf War.
NYPD detective Jack Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have become victims of the same sadistic killers. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson. Every killing is preceded by a postcard to the local newspaper--and Kanon and Larsen think they know where the next victims will be.
In the wake of the Dreyfus affair magistrate Bernard Martin is in Nancy in Lorraine when an infant boy is found dead, his tiny body mutilated. The wet nurse and mother say that this was a case of ritual sacrifice by a wandering tinker, or Jew. Bernard must unveil the murderer before Nancy experiences its own pogrom.
In the slums of Accra, Ghana's fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, teenagers are turning up dead. Are these ritual killings or the work of a lone cold-blooded monster? Inspector Darko Dawson's search takes him through the city's underbelly, where street children are forced to fight for their very survival.
Lady Julia's latest private enquiry takes her to the exclusive Ghost Club, where the alluring Madame Seraphine holds midnight seances. From this eerie enclave unfolds a lurid tangle of dark deeds, whose tendrils crush reputations and throttle trust. Lady Julia is shocked to find her investigation spun into salacious newspaper headlines.
John Lowery was declared dead in 1968 - the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?
Former FBI agents Josh Hart and Rachael Voss spearhead a Federal investigation into a Fort Myers home invasion-murder. Then, in a tranquil Boston suburb, someone comes after the infant daughter of Gulf War vet Caitlin McCandless. Voss and Hart, searching for answers only McCandless can provide, soon find themselves up against far-reaching forces, including enemies inside their own chain of command.
Autumn, 1541: lawyer Matthew Shardlake arrives in York on a mission for Archbishop Cranmer. The murder of a local glazier and the discovery of a cache of secret documents tie his mission to the imminent arrival in York of King Henry VIII himself.
London art dealer Julian Isherwood has a problem, one only Gabriel Allon can solve. In the ancient English city of Glastonbury, an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a long-lost portrait by Rembrandt mysteriously stolen. Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to search for the painting and those responsible for the crime. He painstakingly follows a trail of clues leading from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and, finally, to a villa on the graceful shores of Lake Geneva.
In London with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara, the ever-vigilant Gabriel Allon notices a man exhibiting several traits common to suicide bombers. Before he can act he is knocked to the pavement by two undercover London police officers. And then the bomb goes off.
DI Jon Spicer is investigating a series of Russian asylum-seeker murders and by the time Spicer realizes what links the men, he knows there is a trained assassin at large who is desperate to guard a secret of enormous magnitude. He ignores MI5's warnings to back off and becomes the target of a man whose sole purpose is to kill. And all the while, a series of heartbreaking and enigmatic messages are being found after drifting in from sea, slowly revealing the horrific plight of a group of refugees trapped on a raft.
Harrison J. Walker ("Jaywalker") takes the court-appointed case of a career criminal who is indeed guilty as charged of the accusation, but perhaps not "guilty as sin". Jaywalker has nothing on his side but an unshakeable belief in his client and the real possibility of redemption.
Inigo Bright is a bored young lawyer working in Bristol after the abolition of the slave trade. Inigo's work leads him to the Belsize, a ship newly returned from the Indies, laden with rum, sugar, tobacco, and a chilling secret.
LAPD veteran "Hollywood Nate" Weiss wouldn't say no to onscreen fame -- and he may get his shot when he catches the appreciative eye of B-list director Rudy Ressler. Nate consents to keep an eye on their estate in the Hollywood Hills while Rudy's away. But an art dealer has targeted the mansion's art work. And the situation turns deadly when a pair of drug-addled young copycats stumbles upon the art dealer's heist.
Della Carmichael's sweetie pie Nicholas drops a bomb--he has a teenage daughter, now living with him. When the daughter's friend is found murdered, the protective Nicholas is a suspect, and Della must find the real killer before they all get burned.
Crime reporter Jack Garrett is covering the strangling murders of two young women while his fiance, Laura McGanity, is one of the detectives on the case. He begins receiving emails that reveal details about the killings and realizes they are from the killer. Afer a retired child psychologist is killed, Jack realizes that Laura will be the next target.
Charlotte Caine isn't called the "Vampire Chef" because she's a member of New York's undead community--she just cooks for them. Her restaurant, Nightlife, is poised to take the top slot in the world of "haute noir" cuisine. But when a drunk customer causes a scene, a glowing review from the city's top food critic doesn't seem likely -- especially when that customer winds up dead on Nightlife's doorstep. Now, with her brother under suspicion for the murder, Charlotte has to re-open her restaurant and clear her brother's name -- before they both become dinner.
When the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff on the remote Greek island of Thiminos, the local police dismiss the case as an accident. Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further. But Hermes brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he acting?
Connecticut building controactor Glen Garber investigates after his wife and two others die in a car accident. He begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind the closed doors.
You don't say no to Dr. Yes, the charismatic plastic surgeon on the fast track to fame and fortune. But when the wife of obscure and paranoid crime writer Augustine Wogan disappears shortly after entering his exclusive clinic, the Small Bookseller with No Name is persuaded to investigate. As fatherhood approaches, our intrepid hero is interested only in a quick buck and the chance to exploit a neglected writer, but he soon finds himself up to his neck in murder, make-up and madness - and face to face with the most gruesome serial killer since the last one.
75 years ago a madman nicknamed the Torso Killer terrorized Cleveland for 4 years, and was never caught. Now forensic scientist Theresa has more than ancient history to deal with when a body, recently deceased - turns up -- and all signs at the scene seem to indicate the work of a new Torso Killer.
Copenhagen detective inspector Louise Rick investigates a brutal rape attack in the victim's own home. The victim met the rapist via a dating website. A subway video captured a blurry profile of the rapist, but it is enough for Louise to recognize the man's image on a website of images that show people out in the night-time scene and who they are with. She arranges a meeting, using a pseudonym.
When her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow Jean Cassidy leaves her job as a Manhattan fashion designer and moves back to Bliss, Texas. But when she opens a dressmaking boutique in the turn-of-the-century farmhouse she inherited, Harlow senses an inexplicable "presence". Her old friend Josie orders a gown for her wedding, but when Josie's boss turns up dead, Harlow has to find the killer - with a little help from beyond.
Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park - a pack trip that includes his son Justin - Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild.
FBI-agent-turned-bricklayer Steve Vail is needed again when an officer at the Russian embassy, who had approached the FBI claiming to have a list of Americans who are selling confidential information to the Russian SVR, is recalled to Moscow. The Bureau fears the Russians are hunting down the traitors to kill them. Recommended.
New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero is out to bake her way to the top. But when she finds her almost-ex-husband killed with a chef's knife in his back, she becomes suspect number one. Now it's up to her to find the real killer before she winds up as the next victim served.
Holmes and Watson find themselves caught up in a complex chess board of a problem, involving a clandestine love affair and the disappearance of a priceless sapphire. Professor James Moriarty is back to tease and torment, leading the duo on a chase through the dark and dangerous back streets of London and beyond.
Seven young women in Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. However one of the victims doesn't fit in with the others. Robicheaux and Clete Purcel confront a notorious pimp and crack dealer. When Stanga turns up dead shortly after a fierce beating by Purcel, in front of numerous witnesses, the case takes a nasty turn. Recommended.
As the two Koreas quietly attempt to achieve stability Inspector O is wrenched from retirement and sent to Pyongyang. A crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best leader of a transition government must be made to disappear. But several groups - remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs - all want a piece of the action, and all make clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way.
Now that Meg Corey's apples have been harvested and sold, she's enjoying some free time. However when the small but annoying mishaps plaguing her start turning sinister, Meg begins to worry that her first harvest may be her last.
Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all expenses paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, 74 year old national - and only - coroner of Laos. Recommended.
Clare Cosi, manager and head barista of the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse, has perfected the art of steaming hot espresso. But now she needs to keep New York's bravest from being burned. As someone torches cafes around the city and firefighters begin to die in suspicious ways, Clare investigates. Will she be able to solve the crime before someone tries to extinguish her?
Lucie Montgomery is in Washington DC where an old friend disappears after running an errand for her boss, billionaire philanthropist and investment guru Sir Thomas Asher. Also missing: an antique silver wine cooler looted by British soldiers before they burned the White House during the War of 1812.
Former cop Lt. Elliot Elliot must find a brilliant but deranged sociopath, a figure linked to the past of neuroscientist Dr. Lydia South and her top secret brain mapping technology. As he untangles a web of false leads and dead ends, he's drawn deep into the human mind - and even deeper into the mind of a monster. And the only hope for Elliot and Lydia escaping alive may rest in the unpredictable hands of an inexplicably gifted four-year old boy.
A senior federal protection officer named Corte is given the task of protecting Washington DC police detective Ryan Kessler from Henry Loving, a seasoned, ruthless "lifter" hired to obtain information using whatever means necessary. The assignment soon escalates into a fast-paced duel between Corte and Loving, a dangerous volley of wits and calculated risks.
Emma-Joy Ferris likes mall cop work, even though it's a bit more humdrum than the military policing she did in the army. But there's no time to be bored when someone 'liberates' a 15-foot python from the Herpetology Hut, and a mannequin turns out to be a very real corpse.
Stuck in a Manila jail for defending himself in a bar, Ben Treven is released in exchange for doing a job for his old commander. There are tapes showing American soldiers torturing prisoners. Worse, the victims were then executed. Still worse, someone has the tapes and is blackmailing the CIA. Ben's job is to take out the blackmailer, one of his old operatives, a bomb expert named Daniel Larison. But Larison is ready, and Ben soon learns why this was a job for an operative who was already, for all intents and purposes, a dead man.
1960s. Two half-brothers in an orphanage are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row. Earl Sheridan is a psychopath of the worst kind, but he has the potential to change the boys' lives forever. As the trio set off on a frenetic escape from the law through California and Texas, the two brothers must come to terms with the ever-growing tide of violence that follows in their wake.
A Swedish county commissioner walks out of a high-level meeting and disappears. Many years later, one of the town's natives is convinced that he's caught a glimpse of the missing man while traveling in Bangalore, India. When the rumours reach his hometown, a veteran police officer stumbles across a seemingly unrelated case. Ann Lindell must investigate a severed female foot found where a striking number of inhabitants are single men. But the owner of the house where the victim is believed to have lived is no longer able to answer any questions.
Lizzy Tucker's quiet life in Marblehead, Massachusetts evaporates when dark haired, dark hearted Gerewulf Grimoire and his nemesis, a blond beach bum named Diesel arrive. Grimoire is after seven stones, rumored to have found their way to Salem and said to bestow frightening powers upon their owner. Diesel wants to stop Grimoire and to do so he'll need to convince Lizzy that she alone has the ability to keep Grimoire from the stones.
When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Katya, one of the few females in the coroner's office, is determined to identify the woman and find her killer. Aided by her friend Nayir, she soon discovers that the victim was a young, controversial filmmaker named Leila. Was it Leila's connection to an incendiary Koranic scholar or a missing American man that got her killed? Recommended.
Captain Thomas Forsyth's tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he is badly wounded by a roadside bomb. The army is his life. Six months of recuperation is a daunting prospect but not as bleak as never rejoining his regiment. Tom returns to Lambourn, his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the "First Lady" of racing. Never having seen eye to eye with his parents, Tom does not expect a hero's welcome but even he is not prepared for the reception that awaits him.
Former prosecutor Hailey Dean is now working as a Manhattan psychologist when a serial killer begins targetting D-List celebrities, actresses trying to revive their fading careers and make comebacks. Her old nemesis, NYPD's Lt Ethan Kolker, is forced to turn to her for help.
When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise – first of many. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. Not that he has anything to hide....
When a wealthy benefactor is found dead in Michaelhouse, Brother Michael and Matthew Bartholomew must find the culprit before the College is accused of foul play. At the same time, Cambridge is plagued by a mystery thief, who is targeting rich pilgrims. Moreover, pranksters are at large in the university, staging a series of increasingly dangerous practical jokes that are dividing scholars into bitterly opposed factions.
A small company on the brink of bankruptcy discovers a polymer that when coated on any vehicle is the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. When Wall Street banker Jack Wiley hears of it, he plans to enlist the help of the Capitol Group, one of the country's largest and most powerful corporations in a quick, bloodless takeover of the small company that developed the polymer. It seems like a partnership made in heaven...until the Pentagon's investigative service begins nosing around, and the deal turns into a nightmare.
Documentary producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card with 16 numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four. The same day she gets a job working on a documentary on crib-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. Then one of those mothers is found dead at her home and in her pocket is a card with 16 numbers in four rows of four.
Sebastian St.Cyr's search for the killer of the controversial Bishop of London leads him from the back alleys of Smithfield to the power corridors of Whitehall - to the well-guarded secrets of his own family's past. Recommended.
Criminal psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik's husband, detective Yngvar Stubo, has been dispatched to Bergen to investigate the shocking Christmas Eve murder of a local female bishop. Meanwhile, in Oslo, dead bodies keep turning up, though the causes of death vary. Before long, Inger Johanne will incredulously discover something that will link them all.
The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. Recommended.
Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. 15 years in the past, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool, his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered.
During World War II an internment camp for German Nationals was located on the ancient moor land of Prees Heath, near the small town of Whitchurch in Shropshire, where Tom Tyler is the sole detective inspector. When a young woman who had joined the Land Army is found murdered on a desolate country road, Tyler investigates and finds himself drawn into an uneasy alliance with one of the Prees Heath internees, a psychiatrist, who claims to be an expert on the criminal mind.
When Tess Chaykin is taken hostage, FBI Agent Sean Reilly is forced to do the unthinkable. He must infiltrate the Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition and steal a legendary document known as the Fondo Templari - the secret history of the infamous Templars.
After the events in THE LANGUAGE OF THE BEES, Mary Russell is covertly making her way back to London, picking up a mysterious friend with a hidden past along the way. Holmes has fled to Holland, hiding a wounded son, poring over a host of questions. And the villains who nearly killed them all are still alive, back in London and laying traps to lure and finish off the intrepid detectives. Russell and Holmes must draw upon all of their considerable wits to solve this mystery and survive a foe who intends to see the entire Holmes bloodline bled dry. Recommended.
Erica Falck attempts to learn why her mother saved an old Nazi medal. The only person in the small Swedish town of Fjallbacka who might know, a retired history teacher, is evasive and, two days later, found brutally murdered. She turns to her mother's wartime diary to find who is prepared to kill ruthlessly to protect old secrets.
Working as a hat-maker in the Renaissance Faire Village is pretty sweet for Jessie Morton - until one of the fair's chocolatiers is found drowned in a vat of chocolate in his shop. Now Jessie must sort through a long list of knaves, knights, and wenches who might have wanted to see the chocolatier double-dipped and dead.
Sequel to GONE, BABY, GONE. It was 1997 when Boston investigators Kenzie and Gennaro first located the missing Amanda McCready and brought her home. Amanda was four. Now she is 16 and missing again. Haunted by the past, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most, following a 12-year trail of secrets and lies down the darkest alleys of Boston's gritty, blue-collar streets.
A New York restaurant hostess, Millie Graff, is followed home from work by a man who forces her into the apartment and then tortures and kills her with a curved knife. Her dead hand is wrapped around a silver cross on a necklace. She had been gagged, sexually assaulted, and then skinned alive. As Frank Quinn and his associates follow the path of the killer known as Skinner, another woman's search for the truth will bring her into the crosshairs of the killer.
When puzzle columnist Savannah Stone's editor is found stabbed to death, the police look at her as the prime suspect. But Savannah knows she wasn't the only puzzle-maker to cross words with him.
Professional dog walker Ellie Engleman may have a psychic connection with dogs, but she was hoping she would not get roped into dealing with the wet-nosed guests at the Hamptons wedding she's been invited to. But soon she's chasing her tail over trouble of the two-legged variety. Before the bride can say, "I do", someone is murdered. And Ellie and her yorkiepoo Rudy must put their noses to the ground to sniff out the killer.
When Diana Ravenscroft opens Solstice, a quaint little shop in Tinker's Cove, Lucy Stone is ready to write her off as an eccentric but harmless shopkeeper. But Lucy can not help but befriend the newcomer. And then Lucy stumbles across a dead body near her home and is unable to shake the feeling that something sinister is lurking in the crisp October air.
On the night of the State of the Union address, a terrorist group unleashes a highly contagious virus into the Capitol building. The President turns to virologist Griffin Rhodes, whose alleged theft of the microbe landed him in a maximum-security federal prison. Griff knows he's innocent but is forced to barter with the government: his attempt at a cure in exchange for his release.
South Florida journalist Matt Owens searches for a killer when his younger sister is founded murdered. The grisly rock song downloaded onto her iPod may be the calling card of a serial killer. Matt follows a chain of musical clues that lead him from an abandoned London rock club to a crumbling Scottish castle and finally to the ancient bone-strewn catacombs below Paris.
Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. But he drops all his cases when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. All Private's resources will be devoted to tracking down her killer.
Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming's budding relationship with photographer Fiona Kenshaw hits a rough patch after Fiona is involved in a heroic river rescue. Then Walt gets a phone call that changes everything: Lou Boldt, a police sergeant from Seattle, calls to report that a recent murder may have a Sun Valley connection. Walt knows there's a link - but can he pull the pieces together in time?
When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves. Far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end?
Special Agent Pendergast's pursuit of retribution for his wife Helen's murder takes him from Scottish moors to New York City streets to Louisiana bayous to the revelation that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. He begins to realize that the monstrous conspiracy goes back generations, and that everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood may be a horrific lie.
Detective Eve Dallas's partner Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty, not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down - knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
The streets of London seethe with rumor and conspiracy as the King's navy battles the French at sea. A body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames. In a battle of class and power, Mrs. Harriet Westerman believes passionately in justice. Reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther is fascinated by the bones beneath the skin. Invited to seek the true nature of the dead man, they risk censure for an unnatural interest in murder. But when the safety of a nation is at stake, personal reputation must give way to the pursuit of reason and truth.
Standalone. A Hollywood film score composer has promised his wife for years they'd return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now a widower, Chris returns and rents a house to grieve and compose his piano sonata. But when he finds that this house was the scene of a murder in the 1950s and the convicted murderer was one of the last women hanged in England, he finds himself increasingly distracted by the events of 6 decades before.
Ventura County judge Lily Forrester, fearing for the mental state of her law student daughter Shana, takes her to a facility where they can evaluate her and if needed give her some counseling or medication. But the institution is not what it seems and Lily will have to summon all her intelligence and street smarts to find a way to free Shana.
When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Shannon's ex-husband, Erik, is the prime suspect but Mattie knows that Erik is incapable of the brutal act. Mattie is determined to unearth the truth.
On a sweltering afternoon in July 1937, news reporter Johnny Steadman is summoning up the courage to propose to his girlfriend Stella in St Paul's cathedral when a man falls to his death - killing a priest in the process. Two days later Johnny starts to receive sinister parcels. Each one contains the picture of a saint - and a female body part.
Chicago ex-con Eddie Santiago's legit dream of going to Miami to start his own salsa record label won't be realized soon. Two dirty cops have confiscated his hard-earned life savings. And Eddie's paranoid old friend Tony needs help eliminating a rival drug dealer - and planning a big-money casino heist that's anything but a sure bet. Now Eddie is wanted for murder, under the gun, and running out of time.
After Serbs tore their communities apart, a group of Croatian villagers discover the identity of the Englishman who they believe betrayed them by deceiving them during a deal to supply arms. With revenge in sight at last, they hire a professional killer from London to track him down, but is the story as simple as they think?
Parker's in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions; when things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped - and forced to rely on a civilian to survive.
Parker is at a palatial Montana "hunting lodge" where a dot-com millionaire hides a gallery of stolen old masters - which will fetch Parker a pretty penny if his team can just get past the mansion's tight security. The forests of Montana are an inhospitable place for a heister when well-laid plans fall apart, but no matter how untamed the wilderness, Parker's guaranteed to be the most dangerous predator around.
As revenge for his actions in FUN AND GAMES Charlie Hardie has been incarcerated in a secret government facility where they lock up the Zodiac killers, Mansons and bin Ladens. They've made him the warden: he can leave at any time but that means releasing the monsters. But when Hardie realizes he's unwittingly endangered his family, all bets are off.
One of the patients Bess Crawford tended on their return to Britain had clung to a photograph of his wife. Then at the railway station, in a mob of troops leaving for the front, Bess catches a glimpse of a familiar face. But why is the woman bidding a very emotional farewell to a soldier who is not her husband? Back in France, Bess sees her face again -- in a newspaper. She'd been murdered, the very day Bess saw her.
Using various fortune telling tools to interpret her visions, Sunny seeks to aid the residents of Divinity, New York. But when she uses tea leaves to read the frazzled town librarian, what lies at the bottom of the cup is anything but helpful.
When her son's girlfriend Charlene disappears, Maggie's police officer husband Jones suspects their son Ricky. But Maggie wonders what secrets her husband is keeping from her, and if Charlene's disappearance is connected to another girl who went missing 20 years ago.
John Wayne Cleaver is obsessed with serial killers: he never wants to be one, yet terrible impulses constantly tempt him. Having grown up helping his mom at the family mortuary, dead bodies are no big deal to John. Perhaps that's what gives him the clarity to recognize that something is frighteningly different about the freshest body on the slab.
Thankfully Alan and Lauren Gregory aren't on the guest list when their affluent new neighbours hold a housewarming party. The next morning a rape accusation rocks the town of Boulder. Although Alan discovers he has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the party, he may not be able to stop crucial witnesses - and people close to him - from being murdered.
P.I. Boone Daniels risks the wrath of his fellow boarders after he agree to defend a young man accused of murdering a beloved surfer and local legend.
Assassin Victor is in Paris to perform a standard kill only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life. But he is every bit as ruthless as those hunting him. And Victor will find out who wants him dead and why - one corpse at a time.
When several leading society figures begin acting out of character, Holmes is enlisted on an investigation that will see him team up with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the famous occultist Aleister Crowley. As London fills up with mindless zombies, possessed by the spirits in the air, Holmes must descend beneath the city via the new underground train network to combat the source.
Miss Beatrix Potter has returned to Near Sawrey, where her friend Grace has been receiving anonymous letters that threaten her good name and her plans to marry. Beatrix must investigate quietly so as not to arouse village gossip. There is also the matter of Beatrix's own romantic future - as she's been offered a second chance at love.
It's the heart of summer in 1913, and Beatrix is eager to marry her fiance, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage-Will and Beatrix's future home...
Edgar Roy-an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
What if your dance partner, business partner, and fiance was stepping out with another woman? That's exactly what happens to Stacy Graysin, who shares ownership of a ballroom dance studio with the man who broke her heart, Rafe Acosta. But when Stacy discovers Rafe's dead body in the studio one dark night, the police suspect her of killing him. To clear her name and save her studio, Stacy teams up with Rafe's estranged cousin from Argentina, Tav, to find the real killer.
Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart is the last person to have seen Emily Hargraves, who runs the local newsstand. Suzanne has to admit that Emily's last request was a little odd - a blueberry donut made to order, with chocolate icing, sprinkles, stars, and a chewy sour gummy worm coiled on top. Odder still: Suzanne's ex-husband Max also appears to be missing. But what really takes the cake? The corpse Suzanne finds hanging from a tree in the park.
Billy is sent to London in the midst of a Luftwaffe bombing offensive to investigate the murder of a Soviet official. There's reason to believe that the crime could be connected to the recent discovery of mass graves in the Katyn Forest, where thousands of Polish officers were executed. Is a killer out there, targeting Soviet officials in revenge for the Katyn Massacre? If so, the diplomatic stakes couldn't be higher as the uneasy relationship between the Soviets and the other allied powers hangs in the balance. Further complicating matters, Scotland Yard names Billy's friend Kaz, now working for the Polish government in exile, as the prime suspect. Billy must track the killer through London's criminal underworld and save his friend.
Cotton Malone clicks on a web address he receives to see Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who has saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: "Bring me the artifact she's asked you to keep safe." But what artifact? Pitted against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, his quest sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to the tomb of China's First Emperor.
So this girl walks into a bar...and when she walks out there's a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address. She's been doing this for a while, and she's good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her. She starts writing down names. And now she's a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list...
With her hateful brother Binky in town, Lady Georgiana has been desperately seeking an escape. So when an invitation from the Queen arrives to represent the Royals at a wedding in Transylvania - legendary home of vampires - Georgiana is delighted to accept. But when the bride starts acting a little batty and a prominent wedding guest is poisoned, something must be done lest the couple's vows become "till undeath do they part..."
Lady Georgiana Rannoch is sent to Nice on a secret assignment that is nothing to sneeze at-recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. There Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder.
A string of car thefts escalates to murder in Paradise, Massachusetts. Police chief Jesse Stone, under pressure from local politicians to put an end to this, must also deal with some personal dilemmas.
Guido Guerrieri is hired by an old colleague to work a missing persons case that police have failed to solve. Manuela Ferraro disappeared six months ago after spending a September weekend at a resort. As Guerrieri investigates he stumbles into a sinister drug ring and discovers the truth about why Ferraro vanished.
Provence, 1926. Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, driving his way south to the Riviera while dropping off his niece at an ancient chateau. A troubling crime committed just before their arrival leaves a clear message that more violence is to come. To allay panic, Joe agrees to stay on and root out the guilty person. Despite Joe's vigilance, a child goes missing and an artist's beautiful young model is murdered in circumstances eerily recreating a six hundred-year-old crime of passion.
After a candidate for governor is murdered, and his estranged wife is arrested for first-degree homicide, journalist Catherine McLeod receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police.
Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden agrees to represent a woman accused of murdering her Arapaho fiance, a decision that places her at odds with her own people-and Father John O'Malley-for choosing to believe an "outsider" over her own people. Caught in a web of deceit, Vicky and Father John must overcome their differences to discover the identity of a psychopathic killer.
A hydroelectric dam blows up and the largest off-shore oil field in the hemisphere is destroyed. Among the survivors lies a mysterious oil platform worker and America's best hope for retribution: Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta who is dead-set on following the trail of the terrorists. Dewey must stop the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna - an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business - before he sets into play the next of many long-planned assaults on the U.S. economic infrastructure.
Lincoln McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind. That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly Linc's got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him and he still doesn't know what's going on. Bullets are flying, everybody's on the take and it all may be more than Linc's new hair plugs can handle. And Linc's got to find the guy who put in those hair plugs - or at least his body - and fast, or else he'll never get that voice out of his head.
The enigmatic hit man called Quarry started his career the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating. He'd killed plenty overseas, so killing her lover was no big deal. And when he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer, that transition was easy too. He survived in this jungle as he had in that other one - by expecting trouble. What he didn't expect was ever running into his ex again....
Defense attorney Mickey Haller must change stripes and prosecute a high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. New DNA evidence has exonerated the convicted killer, but Haller knows he is guilty. As the killer manipulates the media he and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch try to locate a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years. Recommended.
Randall Haight's secret is known to somebody in his small town of Pastor's Bay, Maine. Detective Charie Parker is the only man cunning and skilled enough to find out who is so intent on bringing the past into the future, so Randall's misery can end and the truth can be buried once and for all. But, when a fourteen-year-old girl goes missing in Pastor's Bay, it becomes clear that some other people in town have their own dark and unfathomable secrets to protect. Now Parker must unravel a web of deceit involving the police, the FBI, a doomed mobster, and Randall Haight himself.
Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator is hired by a mysterious young widow to find her husband's killer - if he was killed. But then his client is killed and her body disappears - if she was his client. His search for clues takes him from classy lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a rich sex kitten's bedroom, from yachts to the morgue.
As chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT, Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally.
Domestic diva Sophie Winston is getting into the Halloween spirit - her decorations for a community haunted house are so good, it's scary. Not to be outdone, rival domestic diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween party at her house. But when Sophie arrives, she discovers one of Natasha's guests dead in a Halloween display, and a pale, fanged partygoer fleeing the scene.
An American born hit man, working in Europe, grows increasingly distracted by an unexpected passion for architecture and art while engaged in his deadly profession. The professional contract killer undergoes a potentially dangerous change of personality as he focuses on the most difficult job of his career. [Debut novel].
While renewing his annual try for the Most Points in Vegetables and Fruits at the Garibaldi Island Fall Fair, Arthur Beauchamp is forced by new developments to revisit his first murder trial, which went horribly wrong. Now, nearly 50 years later, he is opening old wounds but also facing a chance for redemption and reconciliation.
After his son Derek was discovered badly beaten in the woods by Campbell River, Quadra Island resident Jason Cooper hires Noel Franklin and Kyra Rachel to find out what happened. The two learn that Derek may have been in on a drug deal. Yet others in the community describe him as a decent fellow with a good head on his shoulders. So what pushed him to deal in drugs -- and was the deal even connected to the attack?
Jessica Fletcher has always wanted to take a transatlantic voyage on the legendary Queen Mary 2. Now she's finally getting her chance. But when the investigation of a stolen diamond follows her up the gangplank, she must try to enjoy the sumptuous seaborne surroundings while searching for the priceless diamond - and the person desperate enough to take a life for it.
Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world - until the Lockerbie terrorist attack. Then he was only interested in retribution. After 6 months of CIA training, he starts in Istanbul where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Then he and his team moves onto Hamburg. But all roads lead to Beirut, where the enemy awaits with a trap prepared.
Early one September three friends row across the remote Dead Water Lake in the middle of the night. But only two of them return. Inspector Sejer leads the investigation when the body is discovered. He is troubled by the apparent suicide and has an overwhelming sense that the surviving pair has something to hide. After weeks pass without further clues, the body of a teenage boy floats to the surface of a nearby lake.
Lily steps outside where baby was sleeping peacefully in her pram to find the child bathed in blood, but unharmed. Inspector Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell. The corridor is empty, but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window, the Inspector watches a figure slip across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message. Hell begins now.
Sheriff Paul Summers's complicated history with a murder victim - and the fact he was last to see her alive - makes him a suspect for many in the small Wisconsin town. As well he must battle the rumour that an evil cult is being formed just outside of town, the disappearance of another citizen, and a wife whose grasp of reality is quickly slipping away. But the true guilty party must be found before a massive winter storm leaves them all cut off from the outside world and at the mercy of a remorseless killer.
Ex-San Francisco PD detective-turned-cafe owner Harlan Donnally promises to deliver a letter for dying friend. He heads off for Mount Shasta -- and lands in a deadly morass of murder, sex trafficking, and church corruption as he seeks the dark truth about the death of his dying friend's sister.
David Rogers was a doctor, handsome, charming and rich. He lived the lifestyle of a consultant - expensive clothes, top restaurants, exclusive clubs - until someone killed him in the hallway of his lovely million-plus-pound house. But Bill Slider and his firm soon discover that nothing is as it seems, for though David's girlfriends are plenty, none of them can tell Slider anything about where he worked or what exactly he did.
Bob Lee Swagger tracks down an AWOL Marine sniper who resurfaces to complete his last mission.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has never discovered what happened to her daughter Bonnie, taken from her years ago. But now CIA agent Catherine Ling challenges Eve with the name of a man from Eve's past, whose whereabouts are unknown but who could be the missing piece to the puzzle that has haunted Eve for years.
In the 1920's playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress, but the night before she was to perform the leading role she disappeared. Sixty years later Alessandro D'Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather's play. Celia, a promising young actress has agreed to star in the play. She is drawn into the mystery of the past, but in her dreams it comes back.
Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But after Owen and Hercules followed her home, she realized her mind wasn't playing tricks on her - her cats have magical abilities. When the body of elderly do-gooder Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local cafe, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets, and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.
At Sacred Balance yoga studio, owner A.J.Alexander tries to help her clients feel heavenly. But a seriously inflexible preacher claims she's sending them straight to hell...until he ends up dead, and A.J. has to stretch her sleuthing skills to the limit.
Mary Russell is undercover with a silent film crew travelling to Morocco to shoot a film based on "The Pirates of Penzance". The studio hired real pirates for versimilitude, and now all the ingredients for trouble are in place: a derelict boat, a film crew with secrets, ominous currents between the pirates, decks awash with budding romance - and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering only to their dangerous outlaw leader. Plus, there's a spy on board.
Cousins and best friends, Clara and Stephanie Quinn run the Raven's Nest Bookstore, where people go to find their most coveted reads. But they have no idea that the psychically gifted Clara is reading them. The bookstore has made an enemy of the town crier, Ana Jordon, who claims that the store's occult collection is "poisoning" the town's youth. The store's number-one employee, Molly, has made no secret of her anger over Ana's antics. So when Ana is found dead, killed by the bust of Edgar Allen Poe sculpted by Molly, the evidence is stacked against her. And Clara must rely on her gift to make sense of this senseless murder.
Detective Conor Bard is called off the stage of the Rhythm Bar, where his rock band is performing, to investigate the murder of a beautiful young Israeli diamond dealer in midtown Manhattan. Bard quickly learns that a priceless red diamond is missing and that the South African government is determined to find it. The list of murder suspects grows quickly as Conor Bard and his new partner, Rosita Rubio, struggle to unravel the conflicting information they uncover.
Lisbeth Salander is under close supervision in the ICU of a provincial Swedish hospital. When she's well enough she will be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for a triple murder. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist she will need to prove her innocence and identify and expose the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to become victims of abuse and violence.
Cupid's arrow is making its way to Tallulah Falls, Oregon, bringing lots of business to Marcy Singer's embroidery specialty shop - like the bride who wants her mother's dress embellished with jewels. But someone wants to squash all the romance - and in this case they'll go as far as murder.
Eighteen years ago, Jake Lassiter crossed paths with a teenage runaway who disappeared into South Florida's sex trade. Now he retraces her steps and runs head-on into a conspiracy of Miami's rich and powerful who would do anything to keep the past as dark as night and silent as the grave.
Gwen Robison, home to care for her aging father, learns of the death of Go-Go Halloran from his older brother, Sean. She, Go-Go, Sean, the eldest Halloran brother Tim, and Mickey Wickham, a girl from the neighbourhood, broke apart after a violent encounter in the woods. This event, never alluded to again, informed the progress of all of their lives -- and possibly the end of Go-Go's.
Working out of her button shop in a Chicago brownstone, Josie Giancola has become one of the country's leading experts on buttons. Her reputation draws a Hollywood starlet to the Button Box to shop for one-of-a-kind buttons to adorn her made-to-order wedding gown. But after the Button Box is ransacked and the actress murdered, Josie's cozy little world is thrown into chaos - and a killer is out to keep Josie's lip buttoned up...permanently.
A retired car dealer who spends his days studying birds and writing poems is found impaled on sharpened bamboo poles rigged in a ditch behind his home. A missing florist is found strangled and tied to a tree. Kurt Wallander connects these crimes with another set of murders committed a year before in Africa.
Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk. Either way, he has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters - mixed race, Xhosa and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Cape Town, panicked politicians know who to call: Benny has just thirteen hours to save the girl, save his career, and crack open a conspiracy, which threatens the whole country.
Lemmer's first law: Don't get involved. He breaks his first law whem Emma le Roux pleads with him to track two rare black rhinos. Bad decision. Lemmer is beaten, deceived, and his weapon is stolen with his fingerprints on it. They should have killed him. Now Lemmer is on a mission that will begin a trail of violence that will run the length and breadth of Africa and touch many lives.
Corporate headhunter Roger Brown thinks he can place Clas Greve with a high profile client. Roger has everything a man could possibly want -- except, possibly, that Rubens hanging on Clas Greve's wall.
Spenser had a simple job - protect an art scholar during a ransom exchange for a stolen painting. No one was supposed to die. But the scholar had secrets no one knew, and uncovering them will endanger Spenser as well.
Spero Lucas has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney since returning home after serving in Iraq. His specialty is recovering stolen property, no questions asked, for a forty percent cut. Now a high-profile crime boss hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. But he isn't quite prepared for the level of amorality and violence he encounters.
Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department goes to a luxurious resort near Lake Tai. But the once beautiful Lake Tai, renowned for its clear waters, is now covered by fetid algae, its waters polluted by toxic runoff from local manufacturing plants. Then the director of one of the manufacturing plants responsible for the pollution is murdered and the leader of the local ecological group is the primary suspect of the local police.
The first victim is murdered in a Marriott Airport hotel room on the outskirts of Evansville, Indiana. Jack Murphy realizes that this is not a usual case when a second victim is found only an hour later. A day later a third victim is found strung up from the bottom of a bridge.
A body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway near Charlotte just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for race week. A group of right wing extremists is suspected. As Tempe is considering multiple theories, including an FBI cover-up, a surprising, secret substance is found with the body, leaving Tempe to wonder what exactly the government was up to.
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that gives them heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes. Their newfound gifts will come in handy when they try to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot-if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.
When a British-born Pakistani is discovered among a gang of pirates attacking a cargo ship off the Somalian coast MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a British Muslim could go missing from his well-to-do family and wind up on a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov rifle. And why do these pirates seem to be targeting ships carrying supplies for a charitable NGO?
When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.
Japan, 1703. 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend - while his own fortunes hang in the balance.
Though technically suspended from the prosecutor's office, Renko strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow's main rail hub. It does not look like a simple drug overdose to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues, most notably an invitation to Russia's premier charity ball, the billionaires' Nijinksy Fair.
Terrorist Salim Dhar disappears after narrowly failing to kill the US president. The CIA claims to have killed him, but renegade MI6 officer Daniel Marchant follows a man from Marrakech into the Atlas Mountains, where he sees an unmarked military helicopter take off and head east. Marchant's search for the truth will require him to allow himself to be recruited by Moscow.
After reaching out to help an abused and frightened young woman, Bess Crawford discovers that no good deed ever goes unpunished. The good Samaritan nurse finds herself falsely accused of murder.
Mara and Julian's happy life in their idyllic corner of the French countryside hit a nasty bump when Veronique, Julian's not-so-ex-wife, turns up unexpectedly, threatening blackmail and trouble. So when Veronique is murdered, Julian is the top suspect. But as Mara tries to solve this crime, Julian is trekking through the mountains of Sichuan, searching for the secrets of a rare orchid and in a race for survival against a determined and deadly adversary.
Callie Valentine's mama Ruby Nell has gone and entered herself in a Memphis mambo contest, hoping to shake, rattle and roll her way to stardom. But someone at the competition is determined to step on a lot of blue suede shoes. First, a serial monogamist in a bright pink gown does a fatal swan dive from the top of the hotel. Then Callie finds an overdressed diva floating in a famous fountain.
After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone...including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.
Stone's undercover dealings with MI6 have brought in a big new client. That means a huge bonus and a partnership - until Stone gets wind of an impending scandal that might torpedo his big promotion...and his life.