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.
Pit master Reuben Shaw rubs a lot of people the wrong way - including Lulu Taylor's best friend, Cherry, who has the misfortune of being in the booth next to his at the Rock and Ribs festival. Hours after she gets into a quarrel with him, Cherry finds Shaw dead with a butcher knife in his chest. Lulu sets out to clear her friend's name and finds Shaw had more secrets than his BBQ recipe.
The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won't be so easy to sleep after bookseller Tricia Miles makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa's husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved - and believed dead - for nearly twenty years.
One of the candidates for the position of president of Stoneham New Hampshire's Chamber of Commerce is found murdered. As one of the victim's opponents, Tricia Miles's sister Angelica becomes a suspect. Tricia investigates and soon uncovers a ballot box full of lies and betrayals, and a chamber full of people who had grudges against the victim. But were they serious enough to lead to murder? And who truly had something to gain?
Agatha has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. When he doesn't show up at a charity ball, she goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. The murderer used a poisonous snake to deliver the fatal strike. Agatha soon learns that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated?
When Lily arrives at an antique jewelry fair, her bargain sensors go off left and right - but she also picks up a faint vibration of magic. Could the hard-bargaining merchant Griselda be a fellow practitioner? It certainly seems that way when a sudden fire sends panic through the crowd, and Lily discovers Griselda murdered in a way that nods to an old-fashioned witch hunt.
Harlow's designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she's busy helping to plan her mother's upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow's ideas. Harlow's making it all work - until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead.
Private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find a young woman who has vanished without a trace. The search uncovers a hidden history of sex, drugs, ritualism and murder. Jasmine needs a little help from the dark places if she is going to get to the truth.
Amanda Bell Brown knows that life as a forensic psychologist isn't quite as cool as it looks on primetime TV. But when she turns thirty-five with no husband or baby on the horizon, she decides she's gotta get out and paint the town - in her drop-dead red birthday dress. Instead, she finds herself at the scene of a crime - and she just may know who the killer is. She needs to spill her guts, but not on the handsome lead detective's alligator shoes - especially if she wants him to ask her out.
Portland detective Archie Sheridan's latest case, involving a man who was mutilated and murdered in a public park in broad daylight, bears the stamp of an expert killer...and before long, Archie gets a message from Gretchen Lowell, an incarcerated serial killer. She claims to have inside knowledge about the grisly Mount Tabor Park murder - and Archie can't risk losing his only lead in the case.
Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage...
A collection of short stories featuring Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden and the Wind River Reservation.
Twenty years ago, one-year-old Lauren disappeared in the most terrifying way imaginable. Snatched from a creche during a momentary blackout, Lauren was never seen again and to this day her mother still grieves her loss. When ex-policeman Tom Lomax gets a mysterious offer from Sara Eaton, heir to a massive fortune, to fly to her private island, all expenses paid, he cannot help but be intrigued. Sara has received a troubling message and, despite all the privileges in her life, she now has no one to turn to and doesn't know whom she can trust.
From the 2010 winner of the CWA Steel Dagger Award. Former police protection officer Harriet 'Harry' Armstrong discovers the body of a beautiful young woman outside the home of a powerful US Senator. Detective Michael Freeman knows this case means pressure - pressure to close the case quickly, pressure to keep the Senator out of it, pressure from his ambitious wife not to rock the political boat. But Harry and Freeman have both become involved in a conspiracy that is impossible to walk away from.
When famed true-crime writer Julian Wells' body is found in a boat drifting on a Montauk pond, the question is not how he died, but why? The death is obviously a suicide. But why would Julian Wells have taken his own life? And was this his only crime? These are the questions that first intrigue and then obsess Philip Anders, Wells' best friend and the chief defender of both his moral and his literary legacies.
Australian jewel thief Wyatt has a bounty of stolen jewels and a yacht. When he discovers that the gems are fakes, he begrudgingly joins forces with Raymond, his estranged nephew and an established criminal himself, to lift some expensive artwork. But it isn't long before things go south, leaving Wyatt with some tough choices. Will the young and eager Raymond prove to be a worthy pupil or is he nothing but dead weight?
Wyatt, the cool, ever-evasive thief, snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his hideout in Hobart. It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch - and perhaps the girl - that undoes him. Now some very hard people want to put Wyatt and that brooch out of circulation. But this is Wyatt's game and Wyatt sets the rules - even if it means a reckoning somewhere far from home. In a murky world where the cops are robbers, old-style criminal Wyatt positively shines.
The last days of Henry VIII's reign were taut with tension as the Council factions, ruthless and power-hungry, manoeuvred and fought. Not to mention the tension within the despot himself, his fears and phobias, the obsession he'd developed with the sexually-dominating Howard women. THE LAST OF DAYS chronicles the fascinating disintegration of this king, the murderous schemes that encircled him, and the emergence of the ruthless, blood-smattered political order that followed his death.
Midnight Louie plays chaperone when PR whiz Temple Barr and her fiance, rising media star Matt Devine, head to Chicago so she can meet his family. Matt's mother has a tragic past primed to rise and bite anybody in reach. When Louie is snatched, the catnapping's surprising motive loops back to Vegas and a string of unsolved murders connected to magic...and ex-magician Max Kinsella, Temple's former significant other.
Thanks to the Western Maine Highland Games, Moosetookalook, Maine, has never seen so many bare legs walking its streets. But instead of wondering who will win the hammer throw, everyone is asking who got kilt. Especially Liss MacCrimmon, purveyor of the town's Scottish Emporium, since it's also her wedding weekend. And nothing scotches up nuptial bliss like a dead body. But who'd go medieval on a professor, no matter how nutty? As much as Liss tries to keep her fingers out of the sleuthing cake, she finds herself again dead center of a Moosetookalook murder mystery.
When Sheriff John Gaines is called down to the riverside, it is to supervise the uncovering of a body of a teenage girl. The corpse is perfectly preserved and the girl could have died yesterday. But the locals of Whytesburg, Missisippi are in for a shock. For Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades - has come back to them from the cold embrace of the river bank.
Amos Walker is hired to do a twenty-first-century job - recovering stolen HDTV converter boxes. Before long, the case turns old-school. All the suspects and the man who lost the boxes are murdered, and Walker ends up working with both the local police and the feds of Detroit. 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 and the person behind the trail of dead bodies.
New York, 1933. With the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which crime families will rise and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his children are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest child. The 17 year old wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.
Jana, a Mapuche, is a sculptor of a rare and undiscovered talent who prostitutes herself down at the docks to make ends meet. She is connected, as if by a blood bond, to her best friend, Miguel, a.k.a. Paula, a transvestite who also works the docks. When the body of a transvestite is found emasculated at the Port de la Boca, Jana turns for help and protection to private investigator Ruben Calderon. Since serving time following the coup d'etat of March 24, 1976, Calderon has been working tirelessly searching for any trace of los desaparecidos and their odious tormentors. Together, Jana and Ruben will plunge into the corrupt beating heart of the Argentinean political system on a hunt for a vicious murderer.
Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder. Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. Has someone in the Survivors Club become a killer? And if so, can he blame her, let alone bring her to justice?
A young Dutch woman is brutally murdered on a beach at Argeles, and another disappears without a trace in the alleys of the city. A serial killer obsessed with Dutch women? Maybe. The media goes wild. Policeman Gilles Sebag finds himself thrust into the middle of a diabolical game.
In need of a change, Jenna Hart leaves the high-pressure world of advertising to help her aunt, Vera, open a culinary bookshop and cafe. As a marketing expert, Jenna wants to make sure the grand opening of the Cookbook Nook draws a crowd, and no one is better at getting attention than her old college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine. But when Desiree arrives in quiet Crystal Cove to do a cookbook signing, the diva stirs up more trouble than business...especially when she turns up dead.
Jane Rizzoli put 14 year old Teddy Clock in an exclusive boarding school after the boy's foster family was massacred, orphaning him a second time. When she learns of two other students whose pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddy's, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind.
In the cold light of dawn, a dead body is found entombed in the smouldering remains of a burnt-out Cotswold manor. Key House has stood empty for years, but its owner, Gervase Crown, is rumoured to have been seen in Weston St Ambrose prior to the blaze. Could he be responsible for the fire and the tragic death that followed, or was he in fact the intended target? As Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin their investigation it becomes clear that Gervase wasn't the most popular and his return reawakens old memories, not all of which are good.
It is drawing near to the end of term and the University of Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new Common Library. There is an attack on one of the masters and a body is found floating in the pond by the library garden on the eve of the library opening.
LA burglar Junior Bender thinks it is a little crazy but no one says no to the 93 year old Irwin Dressler, Hollywood's scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. More than 60 years ago, once-famous starlet Dolores La Marr, a friend of Dressler's, had her career destroyed after compromising photos were taken of her at a Las Vegas party. Dressler wants justice for Dolores and the shining career she never had.
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein doesn't know a knitting needle from a crochet hook. But after her aunt dies unexpectedly, leaving Casey to run her yarn retreat business, the sweets baker finds herself rising to the occasion - and trying to unravel a murder mystery...
The murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of the crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses?
Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor's Island Times, is. . .well, kind of broke. So when she's selected for that extreme coupon-clipping reality game show coming to town she's thrilled, especially when her competition is nasty nurse Candace Culpepper. But when Haley stumbles across a face-down-in-the-snow Candace--scissors gleaming between her shoulders--she knows the next thing she'll be selected for will probably be a police line-up.
Skinner, a specialist in asset protection, has been sidelined by his CIA handlers, who fear his ruthlessness and destructive methodology. Now, an ornate and evolving cyber-terrorist attack is about to end Skinner's long exile. His asset is Jae, a roboticist with a gift for seeing the underlying systems violently shaping a new era of global guerrilla warfare. At the root of it all is a young boy, the innocent seed of a plot grown in the slums of Mumbai. Brought to flower, that plot will tip the balance of world power in a perilous new direction.
When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at the Italian villa of one of his oldest friends, they're troubled to discover that most of his friend's impressive art collection - including a prized bronze skull crafted by Picasso - is fake. Someone has been selling the real deals and replacing them with skilled forgeries. Unfortunately, Grace and Bennett have to fly home the next day, so there's no time to investigate. But their troubles are hardly over. On the plane, Grace catches a woman trying to poison Bennett. The woman, of course, isn't talking, but by the end of the flight, there are two dead bodies.
Settling into a new post at the FBI academy, Patrick Bowers and his fiancee, Lien-hua Jiang, are planning their future together with his stepdaughter, Tessa. But just when his life seems normal, a demon from the past returns to draw him down a dark road he hoped had closed forever. Forced into a desperate hunt to save the two women he loves most, Patrick is in a race against time to stop an international conspiracy from becoming the most widespread act of terrorism in U.S. history.
Amanda Gleason's newborn son battles a rare immune deficiency. His best chance for a cure lies with his father-who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child. Then an email with a photo raises the possibility he's still alive. Forensic Instincts goes looking and encounters ruthless people who are willing to risk it all to make the FI team forget about the man Amanda desperately needs to find. But when Forensic Instincts takes the case, nothing will stop them from uncovering the shocking truth that transcends the line between here and gone.
Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself investigating the murder of the oil-rig crew that had found a long-lost shipwreck. The crew also uncovered something else beneath the surface of the sea - something connected to a terrorist attack about to be launched by a mad American-born cleric who has recruited an army of homegrown terrorists.
Seoul, early 1970s: US Army Sergeant George Sueno's mission is to avert a North Korean invasion of the South by sneaking into the North and obtaining an ancient map detailing the network of secret tunnels that run underneath the DMZ. To do so, he will have to go undercover and infiltrate the North Korean Communist inner sanctum.
Arabella arranges to have a lingerie trunk show at the home of a local socialite who will invite all of her friends and take care of the catering. All Emma and Arabella have to do is show up and show off their wares. But after one of the partygoers takes a bite from a poisoned cupcake, the guest list becomes a suspect list.
Olivia is busy baking up special cookies for Maddie's upcoming engagement party when soap star Trevor Lane shows up unexpectedly in town. Soon after his arrival, Trevor is found dead on The Gingerbread House porch, his handsome face branded with the image of a cookie cutter.
Always up for trying something new, Kath and her friends from the fiber and needlework group TGIF - Thank Goodness it's Fiber - are visiting Cloud Hollow Farm for the day to learn the fine art of dyeing. With spring in the air, the friends head out to greet the sheep. But the sheep are more interested in something else - two bodies spread under a tall tree. And one of those bodies is someone they know.
Sam Levitt and Elena are enjoying the coastal sunshine and the delectable food and wine for which Marseille is known. Yet as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and sharklike developers on the other. Will Sam survive this caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse?
The Civil War is over. Ophelia Wylde is making her way across the west, selling her services as a spiritual medium. No one suspects Ophelia of running a con game until in Dodge City an unfortunate "reading" of a girl who is still living exposes her to a townfull of angry customers. As punishment, the mob drags Ophelia to Boot Hill and buries her alive in a fresh grave overnight. That's when the dead start speaking. To her. For real. And for dead people, they've got lots to say...
Detective Joe Tanner heads the task force formed to stop the monster who has resurfaced with a chilling message. And in the wake of five cold-case murders across Los Angeles, one of psychologist Claire Bowen's most promising patients vanishes. Gut instinct tells Tanner the truth is within his grasp, while Claire is torn between guilt and terror over what's to come.
Animal behaviourist Grace Wilde keeps her ability to psychically communicate with furry and feathered critters under wraps. But when a Doberman turns out to be the only witness to a crime, Grace will have to let the cat out of the bag in order to catch a killer.
It is just before Christmas and the Marshal wants to go South to spend the holiday with his wife and family, but first he must recover from the flu (which has left the Florentine caribinieri short-handed) and also solve a murder. A seemingly respectable retired Englishman, living in a flat on the Via Maggio near the Santa Trinita bridge, was shot in the back during the night. He was well-connected and Scotland Yard has dispatched two officers to "assist" the Italians in solving the crime. But it is the Marshal, a quiet observer, not an intellectual, who manages to figure out what happened, and why.
When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, the now-pregnant Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims.
No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. But when their renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder.
Oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton and archaeologist John Sinclair have flown in from Egypt for a black-tie gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The next day they learn that an art theft ring struck New York while they were at the museum. All over the city, pieces of Egyptian art have been stolen - including the legendary Sardonyx Cup, an ancient Egyptian chalice. The stolen art is being sold to fund an international terrorist group planning a biological-weapons attack to topple the major governments of the world.
Nameless must tread carefully. The attempts of Jake Runyon to trap an extortionist has ended with Runyon accused of a crime that never happened. A vicious legal vendetta has been launched against the investigator and his associates. Then a sudden act of violence turns the case upside down, leading to a much more serious charge against Jake.
While Tinseltown bad boy Thad Perry is in town shooting a big-budget Western, Bernie and Chet have to keep him out of trouble. But soon they discover Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley, and the only people who know his secrets keep turning up dead before they can talk. As Bernie's love life goes long-distance and Chet's late-night assignations give rise to an unexpected dividend, it's all our two sleuths can do to keep the actor in their sights. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat person, and his feline friend Brando has taken an instant dislike to Chet.
Rebus returns. And he finds himself in trouble with Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium. The problem being, no one else wants to go there - and that includes Rebus's fellow officers.
Reporter Jane Ryland is tracking down a candidate's secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer that may be hunting down Boston's young women under the city's bridges. As the body count rises and the election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected.
When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems - and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.
Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him.
May 1564. A samurai is murdered in a Kyoto teahouse, and the beautiful entertainer accused of the crime enlists the help of Father Mateo, a Portuguese Jesuit and the priest's protection, the ninja Hiro. Plunged into the dangerous waters of Kyoto's floating world, they learn that everyone from the elusive teahouse owner to the dead man's dishonoured brother has a motive to keep the samurai's death a mystery.
Meet Jen Stevens - a hungry New York City event planner who's 31 years old, 30 pounds overweight, and flirting with disaster when it comes to sticking to her diet. Working for the food-centric Yummy Channel, it's hard to resist temptation.Baker extraordinaire Bess Brantwood is one of the Yummy Channel's brightest stars - and biggest divas. Despite the off-camera drama, Jen has to admit that Bess's chocolate buttercream cupcakes drizzled with caramel are simply to die for - and kill for, as it turns out - when Bess's body, like a baked good gone bad, is discovered - in a dumpster.
Off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in software company Monkeewrench, thwarts an assassination attempt on a retired FBI agent. A few hours afterward in Minneapolis, a young girl's throat is slashed. Later that day, two men are killed execution style. Minneapolis Homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, but the wave of murders across the country has only just begun.
Kate has written a novel based on a tragic love story from her family's past. Emily is a struggling waitress whose toxic relationship with the wrong man has led her to make a horrible, life-altering decision. Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn't be more different, they head to the same point on the map: Heart Island. It's an idyllic place in the middle of an Adirondack lake, and home to harsh and unyielding matriarch Birdie Burke.
Florence, October 1966. The rain is neverending. When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate investigation. Then the flood hits. In the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy the mystery of the child's disappearance seems destined to go unsolved. But obstinate as ever, Bordelli is not prepared to give up.
On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, the founder of a new religious society/commune - a group that calls itself "Hindist" and mixes elements of various "Eastern" traditions - is found hanging from a ceiling beam. Detective-Adjutant Gripstra and Sergeant de Gier of the Amsterdam police are sent to investigate what looks like a simple suicide, but they are immediately suspicious of the circumstances.
Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is a Milwaukee bar owner with a nose for trouble - literally. A neurological glitch has left her with extra perceptive senses. So when she stumbles upon a dead body in the alley behind the bar - the same spot where her own father was shot eight months earlier - she can tell right away there's something fishy in the air. The lead detective thinks there's a link between the two deaths, and he'll need Mack's help to sniff out the murderer amid the crowd of eccentric regulars. But when all the evidence points to her as the most likely culprit, it could be an early last call for Mack - and celebratory cocktails for a killer.
A drenched young girl tapped on PI Cal Weaver's window as he sat at a stoplight and asked for a ride. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets, too many lies. And Cal decides to expose those secrets one by one.
Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City--an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.
When notorious gangster 'Fat Sam' Mahood is murdered, the chief suspect is arrested nearby. But he seems to have suffered a breakdown. Incarcerated in a mental institution, he's known only as the Man in the White Suit.
A 22 year old Irish American cop who has never been out of Massachusetts, Billy Boyle is sent by General Eisenhower to the seat of the Norwegian government in exile. Operation Jupiter, the impending invasion of Norway, is being planned, but it is feared that there is a German spy amongst the Norwegians. Billy doubts his own abilities, with good reason. A theft and two murders test his investigative powers, but Billy proves to be a better detective than he or anyone else expected.
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for a high-level fund-raising auction. Their concern grows when it becomes clear (and quite public) that one of the subjects of the paintings is the lover of the older socialite who organized the fund-raiser - and whose husband is Zack's old friend. Soon, an ugly web of infidelity, addiction, and manipulation seems to be weaving itself around the Kilbourn-Shreve family.
Two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend and - with their car - simply vanish. As former police investigator Cody Hoyt makes his way to where they went missing, his partner Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area.
Tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a massive economic downfall, bringing the two superpowers to the brink of total destruction. Retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan is back and preparing for the impending apocalyptic clash of men and military technology.
Sneaky Pie Brown is taking time off from her busy schedule writing bestselling mysteries to run for President of the United States. With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise Corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The town of Jewel Bay, Montana - known as a Food Lover's Village - is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare. So when Erin Murphy takes over her family's century-old general store, she turns it into a boutique market filled with local delicacies. But Erin's business might go rotten when a former employee turns up dead.
Montana's Big Sky country. Alafair Robicheaux is nearly killed by an arrow while hiking alone on a trail. Then Clete's daughter, Gretchen Horowitz runs afoul of a local cop, with dire consequences. Next, Alafair thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town - but how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the roads of Montana?
Determined to prove that a resident of Sweet Briar was murdered, Dixie Dunn asks fellow sewing circle member Toori Sinclair for some sleuthing assistance. But with so many Sweet Briar residents in possession of a compelling motive, the ladies will have to needle out the truth to find the killer.
Murder is nothing novel for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society - but when the police want to throw the book at one of their own, Lizzie Turner and the readers must find the real killer before he gets the chance to write someone else off.
London, 1933. An amateur dowsing team digging the banks of the Thames for precious metals unearths the body of a young woman with a priceless gold coin in her mouth and a missing toe. Scotland Yard's Joe Sandiland makes a connection between the murder and his assignment of protecting a US Senator, advisor to President Roosevelt, who is in London for a global economic conference.
Abby Knight's wedding is in less than two weeks, and everything is going wrong. The cooler in her flower shop is leaking, her neck has swollen to unnatural proportions, her groom is acting distant, and she still doesn't know where she's actually getting married! But things go from bad to worse when the director of her favourite charity, Protecting Animal Rights, is murdered, and Abby's mother becomes the main suspect.
Clare Cosi should be excited about the Village Blend's new coffee truck, but she's a little distracted. There is a fatal hit and run followed by a mysterious death at a food truck catered wedding. To top it all off, her ex-husband and business partner might be smuggling drugs. Now if she hopes to clear up this murky brew, Clare will have her hands full with federal agents, a drug kingpin, an undercover cop, and a Dragon Boat festival - all while keeping herself and her baristas out of hot water.
When the body of a spoiled, violent, party-boy turns up in a dumpster behind her mother's mansion, Nikki feels duty-bound to get involved. Eddie Bernard may have been the son of one of the biggest TV producers of all time, but the list of people glad to see him gone could stretch from one of end of Bel Air to the other. And the one person Nikki's sure is innocent is also the prime suspect: Jorge Delgado, her childhood friend and the son of Victoria's housekeeper.
Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the community college. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests Ike Terrell, a student who was fleeing the campus. But as he investigates further, dealing with an amusing but frustrating staff, a professor who wants to be a cop, and all the other normal occurrences that can wreak havoc in a small town, the number of suspects keeps climbing.
When the skeleton of a young woman is found near a West Midlands motorway, evidence suggests that it is that of teenager Molly James, who went missing five years ago. Forensic psychologist Dr. Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are called in to re-investigate Molly's case. The deeper they dig the dirtier the clues get, and when a second set of remains is unearthed Kate suspects they're looking for a Repeater, a killer who will adapt, grow and not stop until he/she is caught.
When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in a janitor's closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the murderer made off with the victim's ticket and boarded a flight to Stockholm. After he manages to slip through the customs dragnet, Detectives Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm of Intercrime's A-Unit take over the investigation. They learn that the method of torture used was not only a highly specialized means of extracting information secretly developed during the Vietnam War - allowing the victim to whisper, but not to scream - but also that it was the modus operandi of an allegedly deceased homicidal maniac known only as the Kentucky Killer.
Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen to work with a small team tracking down a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don't know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye-and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.
A purse-snatching goes bad when rancher Charlie Moon and his friend Police Chief Scott Parris deploy a can of black-eyed peas on the thief, LeRoy Hooten. Hooten dies, and his grieving mother - who happens to be a brutal mobster's widow - wastes no time in settling the score. With an assassin (code name: Cowboy) on the way, the FBI close behind, and the ominous visions of his shaman Aunt Daisy influencing his every move, Charlie's going to need all the help he can get to restore law and order on the Ute reservation.
The Cold Case crime department of Derby Constabulary feels like a morgue to DI Damen Brook. As a maverick cop, his bosses think it's the best place for him. But Brook isn't going to go down without a fight. Applying his instincts and razor sharp intelligence, he sees a pattern in a series of murders that seem to begin in 1963. How could a killer go undetected for so long? And why are his superiors so keen to drive him down blind alleys?
The aptly named Crystal Springs is the destination for tourists seeking psychics, seances, and the promise of contacting the spirit world. In this small western Michigan town, everyone knows the Fortune family. Rose is gifted with Tarot card readings. Her sister Vi is a self-proclaimed pet psychic. And her daughter Clyde is.. A cop. A cop on leave from Ann Arbor, or more specifically, come home to kooky Crystal Springs to re-evaluate her life. Mom and Aunt Vi can't wait for Clyde to finally embrace her own psychic gifts and join the family business. And when a local psychic is killed, leaving behind a traumatized Shih Tzu, it seems to be in the cards for Clyde to get involved.
One man blocked into a chimney alive at Christmas. Two lovers shot through the heart on Valentine's Day. Three victims crucified at Easter. The pattern is clear: a calendar killer is on the loose. Detective Mark 'Heck' Heckenberg knows when the killer will strike next -- but where?
Joe Rickman, head of CIA clandestine operations in Afghanistan, has been kidnapped and his four bodyguards executed in cold blood. Mitch Rapp is dispatched to Afghanistan by the CIA to find Rickman at all costs. With CIA operations in crisis, Rapp must be as ruthless and deceitful as his enemies if he has any hope of finding Rickman and completing his mission. But with elements within his own government working against both him and American interests, will Rapp be stopped dead before he can succeed?
The Preacher is a terrorist of frightening effectiveness, who radicalizes young Muslims abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of the targets is a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA's top hunter of men. He has spent the last six years at his job. He knows nothing about his target's name, face, or location. He realizes his search will take him to places where few could survive. But the Preacher has made it personal now. The hunt is on.
Apartment-sitting in a luxury penthouse goes horribly wrong for June Cryer when a young girl breaks into the apartment only to be horribly murdered and June must find the killer, before he finds her.
Professional race-caller Mark Shillingford knows that his twin sister, an accomplished and successful jockey, should have won a race that she didn't. He confronts Clare with his suspicions, but she storms off after an explosive argument. It's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel - or so it seems. Devastated by her death, and almost overcome with guilt, Mark goes in search of answers.
First Lady Anna Darmond has been kidnapped in a bloody gunfight. It's an unthinkable crime that, if revealed, could cause public panic, so hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave and his team must operate in absolute secrecy. But the mission is not all it seems. There are shadows in Mrs. Darmond's past. Cracks in the presidential marriage. Leaks in the country's critical shields of security. As Grave tracks the missing First Lady through a labyrinth of lies and murder, he confronts a traitor at the highest level of Washington power.
Over three decades, Hamlin's practice devolved into just another racket: intimidating witnesses, suborning perjury, destroying evidence, laundering money. But is he the victim of murder - or of a dangerous sexual encounter gone wrong? Former detective Harlan Donnally is to find out.
Limehouse, 1880: Dancing girls are going missing from 'Paradise'. Seventeen year old music hall seamstress Kitty Peck finds herself reluctantly drawn into a web of blackmail, depravity, and murder. Bold, impetuous, and blessed with more brains than she cares to admit, it soon becomes apparent that it's up to Kitty to unravel the truth and ensure that more girls do not meet with a similar fate.
When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a fixer sometimes known as Jack. He arrives within hours, right into a spectacular mess. One heister is dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport, to be joined shortly by other extremely interested and elusive parties. He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft.
Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an eleventh-floor bank and climbs onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But then gunmen burst into the bank and begin shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside and takes out the robbers, one by one. Pavlo is a savage Ukrainian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Blocked from entering the bank vault to retrieve a critical item, Pavlo gives Nate a horrifying ultimatum. Either help him break in or watch Pavlo slowly kill his estranged wife and teenaged daughter.
Sigurdur Oli's position in the CID is compromised when he agrees to visit a couple of blackmailers as a favour to a friend. He walks in just as a woman is beaten unconscious. When she dies, Sigurdur Oli has a murder investigation on his hands. The evidence leads to debt collectors, extortionists, swinging parties. But when a chance link connects these enquiries to the activities of a group of young bankers, Sigurdur Oli finds himself investigating the very elite he had envied.
The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at a celebrity concert in Glasgow. A most public crime, and Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the centre of the storm, as it breaks over the Strathclyde force. The shooters are dead too, killed at the scene. But who sent them?
It's a national celebration in Spain, but Primavera Blackstone is preoccupied by the appearance of Duncan Culshaw, who is determined to rake through the ashes of her past. Duncan plays fast and loose with the fiercely protective Prim, but when his actions threaten the inheritance of Prim's son Tom, things are going to get explosive. Happily, there's a new guardian angel in town...
When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat--an adult female tiger--attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human. Digging into the victim's life, Decker and his colleagues, Detectives Marge Dunn and Scott Oliver, discover that Penny was an exceptionally peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky sex with call girls. Following a trail of clues that leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling too many suspects and too few answers.
8 am: an explosion blasts through a cafe in Central London. Minutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater attack will be launched in 12 hours' time. William Garrett, AKA Fox, is awaiting trial for mass murder. He claims he can name the bombers. But only at a price. It's a terrifying race against time for DI Mike Bolt and DC Tina Boyd as they chase their targets across the city in a desperate bid to stop a major atrocity -- before it's too late.
In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell has lost her memory. She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim - who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing.
Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a part of them. Kent Austin is now the beloved coach of the local high school football team which has a shot at the state championship. But just before playoffs begin, another teenage girl is found murdered and details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers.
Trailing his IRA bomber uncle, journalist Michael Shea stumbles onto the biggest story of his life, a plot to smuggle nuclear material into Iran. Discovered and marked for death, Shea flees the Iranian secret service. His only help comes from the beautiful mystic Neda Ghazali, a member of the ancient sect of the Golden Dawn. For centuries, the sect has guarded a secret prophecy of the End Times - a prophecy that international terrorists and Iran's president are exploiting for their own gain.
After the Spanish Empire vanquished the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, a legend emerged that the Spaniards possessed an artifact so powerful it came to be known as "the Death Relic". When a research team disappears in the Yucatan, Jonathon Payne and David Jones embark on a perilous mission to find them. And they soon realize that they may be on the verge of solving one of the darkest mysteries of the New World.
Everyone at the embroidery shop, and around town, is in a flutter that a glamorous movie production is taking place in their midst. But when the star of the film is found murdered, the police suspect Marcy's mom, who made it no secret she did not care for the diva's attitude regarding her wardrobe. Marcy might as well issue an open call for suspects, because the star had a long list of enemies. To save her mom's career and keep her from accessorizing with handcuffs, Marcy and her friends will need to stitch together the clues to catch one crafty killer who may have designs on Marcy next.
Word arrives that the Blackbird sisters' larger-than-life great aunt Madeleine has died and left her fabulous estate, worth millions, to them. But when Nora, Libby, and Emma show up to claim their windfall, they find the house in a state of decay and all of Madeleine's to-die-for treasures gone. They also find a woman's body...
On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11 year old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. 25 years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. It's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago.
Not only is Scarlett Parker's love life in the loo - as her cousin Vivian Tremont would say - it's also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett escape to London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims's Whims, a ladies hat shop on Portobello Road bequeathed to both cousins by their grandmother, and she wants Scarlet to finally join her in the millinery business. But when Scarlet arrives, Viv has gone missing - and one of her posh clients is found dead wearing the hat Viv made for her - and nothing else. Is her cousin in trouble? Or in hiding?
When Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Walking in the steps of the great Agatha Christie, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own past.
The reviews called it "A Play to Die For" after the woman was found dead in the front row. It didn't seem so funny the next night, when another body was found - this time the playwright's, his throat slashed. Detective Kathy Mallory takes over, but no matter what she asks, no one seems to be giving her a straight answer. The only person - if "person" is the right word - who seems to be clear is the ghostwriter. Every night, an unseen backstage hand chalks up line changes and messages on a blackboard. And the ghostwriter is now writing Mallory into the play itself, a play about a long-ago massacre that may not be at all fictional.
An infamous Mexican crime lord has been jailed by Michael Bennett. The prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Bennett. As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new weapons for the battle-and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine.
When a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels - perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture - NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.
Temperance Brennan is asked to help when three infants are found dead in Montreal. Heading up the investigation is Tempe's old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is Sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined.
There's a killer stalking the Square Mile, with a particular interest in the secretive Angel Bank. And in order to find them, Alice and Don must dig deep into the toxic heart of the city, where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas delves into the world of big business to draw out a killer.
Streetcorner trumpeter Lippy Montgomery dies after eating at Murray's Pastrami Swami--poisoned by the herring. Even more perplexing, his battered trumpet case is stolen from the crime scene. Is someone close to Gwen "Nashville" Katz responsible? Is it the professional treasure hunter who sat beside him at the counter? The record producer who has a secret he doesn't want revealed? The sister who earns her living as a high priced escort?
When a massive earthquake devastates Japan in 1703, even the shogun's carefully regulated court is left teetering on the brink of chaos. This is no time for a murder investigation - except when a nobleman's daughters are found dead from incense poisoning and their father threatens to topple the regime unless Sano Ichiro tracks down the killer.
Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead - and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie's first real client.
They used to meet for a smoke behind the MI5 building. They were disbanded after the death of the youngest member of their team at the hands of a Russian gangster. Now, suddenly, the Graveyard Team is being called back together.
At Gram's Country Cooking School, Isabelle "Betts" Winston and her grandmother share their home-style culinaary secrets. But Broken Rope, Missouri, has secrets of all kinds - from the ghosts of yesterday to today's occasional murder.
London, 1850. Charles Maddox, once of the Metropolitan police, now tracks down criminals with the help of his great-uncle Maddox. He has been approached by Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared attorney, who offers him a handsome price to do some sleuthing: the powerful financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn wants Charles to - discreetly - find and stop whoever is responsible.
In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered.
For Virgil Cain, a day of fishing on the Hudson River yields more than he bargained for when, while pulling up anchor, he hooks on to a mysterious steel cylinder. As word of Virgil's strange catch spreads around the local marina, it draws the attention of a crooked city cop, who seizes both the cylinder and Virgil's boat. Soon, an old drug deal gone sour surfaces, and to get to the bottom of it - and to get his boat back - Virgil teams up with a captivating single mom, Dusty, who knows far too much about the cylinder and the pure cocaine it contains.
Winter, 670 AD. King Colgu's feast day is interrupted by a page claiming that he has an important message for the King. Suddenly, the man, shouting 'Remember Liamuin!' stabs King Colgu. Who is Liamuin? It is a female name? Who is behind the assassination attempt? Colgu's lawyer sister, Fidelma of Cashel, and her companion, Brother Eadulf are charged with solving the mystery.
John Cleaver has called a demon--literally called it on the phone--and challenged it to a fight. He's faced two monsters already, barely escaping with his life, and now he's done running; he's taking the fight to them. As he wades through the town's darkest secrets, searching for any sign of who the demon might be, one thing becomes all too clear: in a game of cat and mouse with a supernatural killer, "you" are always the mouse.
Trixie is in need of a fresh start away from her cheating ex-husband, but she may be biting off more than she can chew when she moves to upstate New York to run her family's famed Silver Bullet Diner. Not only is she caught off guard by the small town's resident heartthrob, Deputy Ty Brisco, but her first health inspection turns into a nightmare...when the inspector keels over in his Blue Plate Special. It seems someone made a deadly addition to an old family recipe, and Trixie is determined to find out whodunit.
Hannah Smith makes her living as a Florida fishing guide. When a girl goes missing, and Hannah is asked to find her, her unorthodox methods will make those on the receiving end very unhappy - and very violent.
Alan Gregory is confronted by unexpected threats from unanticipated adversaries and by intimate betrayal from those who have been closest to him. To protect himself he must revisit the cruel ethical dilemma that turned his life upside down as a young psychologist. And, as the clock ticks down, he must solve a deadly mystery in Eldorado Springs that has been brewing for more than a decade.
Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent. With the victim's father telling the press he is out for revenge, DS Jessica Daniel is left to keep an eye on Chadwick and his fiery 18 year old son.
1931 - The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man's beautiful daughter - and to her hot-tempered American husband. 1941 - A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio's leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet. 1951 - A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...
With her snazzy cowboy boots and her ornithophobic French bulldog, Angie doesn't exactly fit in with the predominantly Amish community in Rolling Brook, but her aunt's quilting circle tries to make her feel welcome as she prepares for the reopening of Running Stitch. On the big day, Angie gets a taste of success as the locals and "Englisch" tourists browse the store's wares while the quilters stitch away. But when Angie finds the body of ornery Amish woodworker Joseph in her storeroom the next morning, everything starts falling apart.
Earle Scroggins, the county treasurer, has got the sheriff thinking that Verna Tidwell is behind a missing $15,000. But Darling Dahlias president Liz Lacy is determined to prove Verna is not a thief. And club member Miss Rogers has discovered a secret code embroidered under the cover of a pillow that belonged to her grandmother. With missing money, mysterious messages, and the strange behaviour of one resident, Darling, Alabama, on the eve of Confederate Day, is anything but a sleepy little town.
Meg Langslow, helping to organize a state fair, runs into her friend Molly, who has been building a successful business making artisan cheeses. Molly is terrified that she may lose her farm because her idle husband has left her for a rich hobby winemaker and is demanding his half of the land. Then, when her husband is found murdered, Molly is swiftly accused as his killer.
No one can match Will Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. His fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, she is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. His mission is to bring in Reel, dead or alive. But as he pursues her, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.
Army Special Agent John Puller heads south after his aunt was found dead in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
Seth Weinstein is on the plane now for his destination wedding in Florida. He has no idea that in the next several hours he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an eleven-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom. And there're still two days to go before the wedding.
Though she had a penchant for borrowing things and not returning them, it is still quite a shock when do-gooder Gloria French is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer.But the village is secretive and the residents resent Agatha's investigation.
Rita Lucero, owner of New Orleans cake shop Zydeco Cakes, finds herself accepting a seat on the local small business alliance that also includes Chopper Shop owner Moose Hazen. Rita is the one who finds Moose's wife Destiny dead, an empty pill bottle in hand. Because the bottle once held Rita's prescribed pain killers, getting the frosty NOPD detective to stop focusing on Rita and look for Destiny's real killer will be anything but a cakewalk.
Dave Robicheaux is recovering from a bullet wound and fighting the seduction of the morphine, when visited by Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past. She leaves him with an iPod that plays the old country blues song "My Creole Belle." Dave is unaware that Tee Jolie disappeared weeks ago, and no one believes she reappeared to comfort an old man with a bullet wound. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the vivid memory of Tee Jolie - even more so when he learns that her sister has turned up dead inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.
Fresh out of prison, Richie Forman tries to settle back into his life in the Bay Area. By day, he works at a law firm dedicated to freeing innocent men from prison. By night, he makes a living impersonating Frank Sinatra. But then his ex-best friend is found hacked to death in his garage, and Richie becomes the prime suspect.
A stand-alone thriller. Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marias crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories. He remembers surfing with his father as a child. He remembers the treacherous years he spent working as an undercover agent, years that taught him how cynicism and corruption are not merely external influences but exist within us as well.
Former military cop Jack Reacher arrives at the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. He is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.
After 120 years the regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Heart in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is being returned to his people. But they disappear enroute. Vicki and Father John suspect that rancher and artifact collector Trevor Pratt, who had them shipped from Germany, is complicit. Their suspicions appear confirmed when Pratt is found murdered.
Edward Garrett, an impersonator of General Custer is found dead with a bullet hole in his chest after a group of warriors from the Wind River Reservation encircled Garrett and his men in a "dare ride" just to remind them exactly who won the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The prime suspect is Colin Morningside, a descendant of Crazy Horse. When a local attorney connected to Morningside disappears, the accusations only grow stronger.
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. When a colleague - a woman who resembles Goldy - is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu.
Two reporters, a mercenary soldier, and a devastatingly beautiful photographer are caught in the upheaval of an Ethiopian civil war. When they encounter a dying priest who has escaped from a bombed-out jungle prison, he reveals to them an incredible secret-the location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper hidden in a remote monastery. Thus begins their Quest-a deadly adventure that pits them against murderous tribesmen, shadowy assassins, fanatical Coptic monks, and ultimately against the powers of the Grail itself.
New candy store owner Ava Oosterling specializes in making heavenly homemade fudge and fresh starts. She hopes using local fresh dairy and her own flavorful imagination to cook up one-of-a-kind fudge will also create a brand-new start for her. And if she can tempt wealthy ex-film star Rainetta Johnson to try her newest creation, Cinderella Pink, at a local fund-raiser, maybe her road to big-time success will be short and sweet. But when Rainetta chokes to death on a stolen diamond hidden in the fudge's fluffy depths, Ava is pegged as the prime suspect.
Noel Franklin and Kyra Rachel are called to Moresby University on San Juan Island to investigate a case of possible plagiarism. As they look into the crime, the two get to know the small island's university. They soon discover another, more menacing crime. The daughter of a professor engaged in highly sensitive research has been kidnapped. And her ransom is a piece of intellectual property far greater than any manuscript.
Jessica is volunteering at the Cabot Cove women's shelter when a woman walks in bruised physically and mentally. Her husband is a well-respected businessman in town. Could this paragon of virtue be abusing his wife? Despite Jessica's support and advice, the woman refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the abuse. But a few days later the entire town is shocked to hear that domestic abuse has turned to murder. Investigating the crime, Jessica soon discovers that the woman's family has secrets and lies that go beyond domestic violence - and that the real killer may be hiding behind a wall of silence that could send the wrong person to prison.
Riktor doesn't like the way the policeman comes straight into the house without knocking. He doesn't like the arrogant way he observes his home.The policeman doesn't tell him why he's there, and Riktor doesn't ask. Because he knows he's guilty. But it turns out that the policeman isn't looking for a missing person. He is accusing Riktor of something totally unexpected. Riktor doesn't have a clear conscience, but this is a crime he certainly didn't commit.
Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogether.
For the crew of the New Strand Theatre, the play "The Two Murderers" seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theater owner's son. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor.
As Celebration Bay's event planner, Liv Montgomery wants the small town's Yuletide festivities to be perfect. Unfortunately, the local Christmas shop has been replaced by the gaudy Trim a Tree - complete with tacky ornaments and a new replacement Santa who isn't spreading any cheer. Then, when at the town's annual Celebration of Lights, Trim a Tree is the only shop left unlit, Liv, furious, goes to investigate, and discovers - the store's new Santa has been murdered.
The first title in a new race-against-the-clock trilogy. A thrilling espionage story set in Paris after the First World War, full of classic Goddard double crosses and triple twists.
The first body was that of a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes.
The Racketeer is Malcom Bannister, currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. But he knows who murdered a Federal Judge and what was in Judge Fawcett's state-of-the-art safe before it was emptied. The FBI would love to know this. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price--especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett's death. And the Racketeer wasn't born yesterday.
30 years ago Chapin Waring was a well-turned out debutante from one of the richest families in Alwych, Connecticut. Then, after she was revealed to be a bank robber and a murderer, she disappeared. Now she's back -- or rather, her dead body is back. Gregor Demarkian is asked to help dispel the mysteries surrounding her crimes and her death.
After an attempt on the life of her young nephew Horace, Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams, travels to Harvard to investigate. A mysterious woman hired Horace to translate some Arabic, then left him at the mercy of her henchmen. He survived-with a tale of pirate treasure... Meanwhile one of Horace's fellow students-loyal to the King-is murdered. The Sons of Liberty are desperate to find the rumoured gold, but Abigail wants the truth.
Expert muffin baker Merry Wynter is finally ready to turn her passion into a career. But when a dead body is found on her property, she's more worried about cooking up an alibi.
A woman with obsessive compulsive disorder must confront her own demons as well as her abusive, stalker ex-boyfriend.
Scotland, 1830. Kiera's old friend Michael Dalmay is about to be married, but the arrival of his older brother - and Kiera's childhood art tutor - William, has thrown everything into chaos. For ten years Will has been missing, committed to an insane asylum by his own father. Kiera is sympathetic to her mentor's plight, especially when rumors swirl about a local girl gone missing.
J. P. Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee-replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind-blowing mysteries he's ever faced. A series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force with the Seattle PD, and then even earlier, to his days in Vietnam, reminding him of people and events he hasn't thought about in years. Are they just drug-induced hallucinations? Beaumont isn't so sure. When tugging on those threads from long ago leads to present-day murders, Beau's suspicions are confirmed. Some bodies from the second watch just won't stay buried.
Jim Doane wants the same kind of answers that Eve Duncan always longed for. His twenty-five-year old son may or may not be dead and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth - a truth that takes Eve down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history. Doane needs Eve Duncan's skills and he'll do anything to get them. Even if it means "taking Eve".
There is a walking talking skeleton in Georgia Thackery's family home. His name is Sid and he's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton. Georgia takes him to an anime convention - disguised as a skeleton, of course - where he sees a woman who triggers memories of his past. Now he is determined to find out how he died - with Georgia's help.
Paris, 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator's dream - he's getting paid to troll the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. He wholly expects to find the missing 22 year old in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, but when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn.
While transit security officer Casey Holland is dealing with two unruly sisters on the M7 bus, the unthinkable happens. Street racers hit and kill a jogger crossing an intersection on Granville Street, a major Vancouver thoroughfare. Days later, there is a second hit and run on the same street and witnesses insist both victims were deliberately run down.Danielle Carpenter, a young journalist, is determined to find out who's killing people for sport and asks for Casey's help.
Orphaned by a smallpox epidemic sweeping turn of the century East Texas Jake Parker and his younger sister Lula are waylaid on the way to their uncle's farm. A traveling group of bank robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. He needs help if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street smart woman for hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).
In 1946 Joe Wilderness is posted by MI6 to occupied Berlin. With time on his hands he falls in with Frank, a US Army captain, and lifts the black market scam to a new level. And he falls for Nell Breakheart, a German girl. June 1963: Joe is now a free-lance private detective scraping by on divorce cases. Frank is a big shot on Madison Avenue, cooking up one last Berlin scam - for which he needs Wilderness once more. Only now they're not smuggling coffee, they're smuggling people. And Nell? Nell is on the staff of West Berlin's mayor Willy Brandt, planning for the state visit of the most powerful man in the world: "Ich bin ein Berliner!".
When Jaine Austen's beloved cat Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighborhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds herself knee-deep in toil and trouble. The cantankerous Hollywood has-been once played Cryptessa Muldoon, television's fourth most famous monster mom. Now she spends her days making enemies with everyone on the block. So when the ornery D-lister is murdered with her own Do Not Trespass sign on Halloween night, the neighborhood fills with relief-and possible culprits.
Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem...
Autumn, 1890: London is rocked by a spate of bombings. Sherlock Holmes believes that Professor Moriarty is orchestrating a nationwide campaign of terror - but to what end? At the same time, a bizarrely garbed figure has been spotted on the rooftops and in the grimy back alleys of the capital. He moves with the extraordinary agility of a latter-day Spring-heeled Jack. He possesses weaponry and armour of unprecedented sophistication. He is known only by the name Baron Cauchemar, and he appears to be a scourge of crime and villainy. But is this masked man truly the force for good that he seems? Is he connected somehow to the bombings?
Department of Defense special agent Jack McClure is in Moscow, where a powerful underworld figure is rumoured to be in failing health, drawing a slew of vultures - circling, anxious to seize the empire. Meanwhile Alli Carson, who has become Jack's surrogate daughter, is targeted by a cyber-stalker who knows more about her than anyone should. With no one to trust but her friend, Vera Bard, Alli is determined to discover the truth, but her path forces her to come face-to-face with the nightmarish terror of her past.
Last seen on a spring break cruise, the college student daughter of a world leader in biotechnology has gone missing. There are reports of a stranger who may have lured the young archeology major off the ship and into the jungles of Guatemala. When Caitlyn follows her hunch into the jungle--with the FBI's Jake Carver by her side--the trail takes a surprising turn into the very heart of darkness.
The unknown virus kills in four days. Dennis Jensen and his family break quarantine to seek safety in an isolated cabin high in the hills. Meanwhile Dr. Michael Beck of the Centers for Disease Control, together with Cara Porter, his goth-punk assistant, drives into the heart of the seething "hot zone," searching for answers.
A violent robbery has taken place in an affluent area of the Costa Del Sol, in which an entire family are killed--grandmother, mother, father and 2 children. Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the story, and when she arrives in Spain and gains access to the crime scene, she is horrified to discover there was a 3rd child--a teenage daughter--who is unaccounted for.
Plucky Victorian newspaper reporter Nellie Bly travels to the haunted moors of England to investigate the mysterious death of another journalist. Stalked by a killer as she unravels the mystery behind a series of deaths, Nellie encounters a handsome young biology teacher named H. G. Wells, whose knowledge leads Nellie into the realm of science gone mad. Joined by Oscar Wilde, fleeing a sex scandal; and Arthur Conan Doyle, pursuing a legendary beast of the moors, Nellie struggles to stay alive as she hunts down a scientist who is trying to recreate the work of God in a test tube.
A child is brazenly abducted in the middle of a busy airport. But this is no ordinary kidnapping, because this is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who died tragically young from cancer. She didn't trust her disastrous family and left the care of her child to her ghost writer, Stephanie Harker. What Scarlett didn't know is that Stephanie's ex is a bitter, jealous man who will stop at nothing to destroy her life. Even if that means snatching an already traumatized child.
A car crash, a missing treasure, a dead thief, and a suspicious blond divorcee have feline P.I. Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts clawing for justice.
Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What's more, they're missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.
Maddy Blume is presented with an unusual proposition: to go undercover as an art consultant to a Russian oil billionaire suspected of channeling profits to military intelligence. She soon discovers that his ambitions extend far beyond natural resources. He is out to shape the future of Russia on a massive scale, using the secret of the mythical empire of Shambhala in a quest that will lead Maddy on a violent odyssey across Europe and to the far edge of the Black Sea.
2032. A suicide bomber targets Houston, and a famous physicist is kidnapped. The ensuing search by a decorated U.S. Marine war hero and veteran of special ops, not only places the physicist's family in grave danger, but exposes an even more ominous threat to the country, more so than any threat in its history.
In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Dan Carter is head of Private London, and it is his wife DI Kirsty Webb who leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro - a young American student who was saved by Private from a horrific death in Los Angeles 8 years before. Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds.
Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha's Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine. As soon as he arrives, Adam discovers that his father has disinherited his mother, uncle, and brother in favour of his lover Carla, and begins to wonder if his father's death - caused by an inexplicable fall from a cliff - might be murder. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam skillfully seeks to obscure the evidence suggesting that a family member may have killed his father, while at the same time fighting to undo the will, which favours the enigmatic Carla.
Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines. He soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim's name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbours can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk's investigation?
After Hester Monk, the wife of William Monk, questions the finances of a London church, charismatic preacher Abel Taft is accused of extortion, and brilliant barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a judge, is chosen to preside over his trial. It seems clear that Taft is indeed guilty, but Rathbone makes a well-meaning but reckless move that could ruin his career, his reputation, and his life.
Daisy Buchanan happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry. But then she sees her friend and mentor, auctioneer Angus Backstead, led away in handcuffs. It appears he bashed in the head of a drinking buddy who stole a set of fancy fountain pens. But Daisy's sure the sprightly old-timer couldn't have done it.
New York City, 2001. Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. Then she starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown. She soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler's aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys, and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course.
When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, they find inside her purse police the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Meanwhile, the Hand of Fate, in its usual subtle fashion, sends Tempe a clue by dumping a bundle of contraband Peruvian dog mummies onto her desk. Peruvian dog mummies? Had Tempe only a nose for the implausible, she might have made the connection, made this a short story.
Like his con artist father, Rollie Waters knows all the angles, and he's never fewer than two steps ahead of trouble. But unlike his father, Rollie is not a criminal. Only when he's working undercover for the Marines, inhabiting a false identity, is Rollie comfortable in his own skin. But after he's yanked out of his latest assignment and tossed into the brig, he's not that surprised to hear that a lot of government money has gone missing and the officials think Rollie's father took it. The only way to find Dan Waters is to trace the frail tendrils of truth scattered among Rollie's childhood memories. To do that, he'll have to go deep into the undercover identity of a lifetime - his own.
Not all couples, this holiday season, are as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. The murderer was their own 26 year old son. And now, with the money he's stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world.
A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with 5,000 pounds in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Banks soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early '70s at the University of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism.
An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.
Julia Snowden returned to her hometown to rescue her family's struggling clambake business-not to solve crimes. But that was before a catered wedding on picturesque Morrow Island turned into a reception for murder. When the best man's corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase in the Snowden family mansion, Julia must put the chowder pot on the back burner and join the search for the killer. And with suspicion falling on her old crush, Chris Durand, the recipe for saving her business and salvaging her love life might be one and the same.
Japan, 1704. After the Shogun's daughter Tsuruhime dies, apparently of smallpox, the Shogun names as his heir Yoshisato, the 17 year old son he only recently discovered was his, and who was raised as the illegitimate son of Yanagisawa, a longtime enemy of Sano Ichiro. Sano doubts that Yoshisato is really the Shogun's son, believing it's more likely a power-play by Yanagisawa. And when Sano learns that Tsuruhime's death may have been a murder, he sets off on a dangerous investigation.
When charming Scotsman Diarmid Ramsay asks to play the titular role in Macbeth, he sets off a flurry of excitement among The New Globe Players. Rehearsals begin - but then rumors about Ramsay arise, implicating him in the death of a sailor found behind the Goat and Boar. Is the man a murderer, possibly involved in a plot against the newly restored king? Suzanne refuses to believe it, until another murder connected to Ramsay occurs.
After two years in federal prison, Jason Stafford is no longer welcome on Wall Street. But due to his financial crime expertise, one firm wants him to quietly look for irregularities in the books of one of their junior traders, whose body was just pulled from the Long Island Sound. Raising an autistic five-year-old alone, Stafford can't refuse the lucrative offer. The job is supposed to last two weeks, tops. But soon he's facing threats and intimidation, and more people are dying.
Singer Brown's life takes a nosedive after the suspicious death of her lover, Michael, a roadie for a rock band called Vortex. Twenty years later, she is looking for revenge on Glenphiddie Island. The homeless singer is there to find the man who destroyed her life all those years ago. But she arrives too late. Someone has already killed Vortex's lead vocalist, Johnny Vibes. And now the murderer is coming after Singer.
One hundred years of bad blood between the villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana come to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well is found wedged in a fish wheel. Sergeant Jim Chopin's prime suspect is a Kuskulana man who is already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the river. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Jim. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help.
The CIA believes that Daniel Marchant, renegade MI6 officer, may have been involved in an attack launched by the infamous Salim Dhar on an American target in the UK. But Dhar has agreed to work for MI6, promising to protect the UK from future terrorist attacks. But in return Marchant is expected to help him with a final strike against America. Should Britain sign up to this Faustian pact or hunt them both down? The final instalment of the Daniel Marchant spy series.
Two years ago, Robin Monarch was a top level CIA operative - perhaps the best they had when it came to black bag operations. Then one day, in the middle of an operation, with his team around him in the field, Monarch walked away, leaving his old life and friends behind without a word of explanation. Now this ex-soldier, ex-operative, and orphan with a murky past is a thief, stealing from the super-rich and has surfaced in St. Tropez. But when a complicated, high profile jewel heist goes wrong, Monarch is led into a carefully woven trap designed to force him to complete the very same mission he walked away from years ago.
In addition to the usual Christmas holiday frenzy, Skye's wedding to police chief Wally Boyd is less than a week away - that is, if the groom isn't too busy working to attend. The town's sexy new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has just been murdered, and the list of suspects is piling up faster than late fees on an overdue book.
Bess Crawford enjoyed a wondrous childhood in India, where her father, a colonel in the British army, was stationed on the Northwest Frontier. But in 1908, Colonel Crawford's regiment discovered it had a murderer in its ranks, an officer who killed five people in India and England yet was never brought to trial. A decade later, tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess learns from a dying Indian sergeant that the supposed murderer, Lieutenant Wade, is alive-and serving at the Front. Was he really guilty? And was her father complicit?
Simmy Brown, newly located in the Lake District, was florist for a millionaire's daughter's wedding -- a wedding marred when the bride's brother was found murdered.As one of the last people to talk to the victim, she graduallly becomes involved with the grief-ridden and angry relatives. Though all have their fare share of secrets, events take a siniser turn and Simmy becomes a prime witness.
Fourteen chilling tales from the pioneering women who created the domestic suspense genre, who - from the 1940s through the mid-1970s - took a scalpel to contemporary society and sliced away to reveal its dark essence. Lovers of crime fiction from any era will welcome this deliciously dark tribute to a largely forgotten generation of women writers.
A private museum devoted solely to the state's earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah Smith's friends and neighbours in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions. The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever's behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped out - and the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way.
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan - and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine.
After losing her husband, Rosie Lee could easily have become one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle rich lady devoted to mah-jong and luxury shopping. Instead she threw herself into building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee's Delights, where spicy Singaporean home cooking is graciously served to locals and tourists alike. But when a body is found in one of Singapore's beautiful tourist havens, and when one of her wealthy guests fails to show at a dinner party, Aunty Lee knows that the two are likely connected.