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.
When Sam Capra's best customer, and friend, is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent, and dangerous, families. He faces a powerful and unstable mastermind intent on dividing his empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father, and husband.
Early 20th century British East Africa. Tolliver, an idealistic Assistant District Superintendent of Police, is assigned to the case of the murder of a white man, found with a Maasai spear in his back. Tolliver first focuses on Gichinga Mbura, a Kikuyu medicine man who has been known to hatefully condemn the victim because the victim's cures were increasingly preferred over his. But the spear was not Kikuyu. With the help of Kwai Libazo, a tribal lieutenant, Tolliver discovers that others had reasons to hate the victim as well, and the list of suspects grows.
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.
It is November in Stoneham, New Hampshire, and competition for the Chamber of Commerce elections isn't just stiff, it's deadly. When candidate and small business owner Stan Berry is murdered, his rivals become suspects - including the sister of bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Tricia Miles. Now it is up to Tricia to pull the lever on the killer before it's curtains for someone else.
Summer, 1992. Dr. Bill Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement solve homicides. But his plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves him reeling from a sense of deja vu. Followed by another. And then another. The bodies bear an eerie resemblance to cases from Brockton's past. The police chalk up the first corpse to coincidence. But as the body count rises, the victims' fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive - a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton himself.
Dan Starkey returns. Peacetime Belfast seems like the perfect place for media billionaire's daughter Alison Wolff to study anonymously, but when she disappears following a massacre at a student party nobody knows if she has been kidnapped for ransom or caught in the crossfire.
Lily Ivory hopes to score some great vintage fashion when she buys an antique trunk full of old clothes. But as soon as she opens it she feels strange vibrations emanating from a mysterious velvet cloak. When she tries it on she sees visions from the past. And when the antique dealer who sold her the cape is killed, Lily suspects a supernatural force may be behind his death.
Pieter Posthumus is a member of Amsterdam's Lonely Funerals team. It is his responsibility to give the anonymous or abandoned dead a decent send-off. A determined, passionate man, Posthumus cannot let things go when they don't seem quite right. When a young Moroccan immigrant is found in the Prinsengracht canal, the police write it off as an accident or a suicide. But Posthumus takes up the case and starts digging - an investigation that leads him toward a terror plot and the Dutch secret service.
The old Corpse Bridge is the route taken for centuries by mourners from villages on the western fringes of Derbyshire to a burial ground across the River Dove, now absorbed into the landscaped parkland of a stately home. When Earl Manby, the landowner, announces plans to deconsecrate the burial ground to turn it into a car park for his holiday cottages, bodies begin to appear once again on the road to the Corpse Bridge.
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.
Ten stories about the Wyoming C. J. Box knows so well - three of them never before published. Includes four Joe Pickett stories.
Two mentors for the Silver Linings youth organization have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. If that weren't enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeeper's office at St. Cyril's church. What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harry's voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe nothing. But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harry's farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet - and somebody's gone to great lengths to cover them up.
Poor Charlotte Stone - her whole life she has been burdened by grief. First, her terminally ill mother dies, and then, just weeks later, two of her childhood friends take their own lives. Detective Goodhew begins to realize that this web of tragedy is not woven by coincidence. In his search for the link between this series of deaths, Goodhew is forced to recall deeply buried memories of a murder investigation that subsequently went cold - memories that lead him to Charlotte Stone. Together they must stop the course of events set in motion years ago.
Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on television, is going to feature Jewel Bay, Montana, and gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy has set up a steak-cooking competition with local chefs. But when one of the cooks is found dead, she'll need to grill some suspects herself to smoke out the killer.
Weldon Avery Holland met his wife, a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein, hiding in a deserted extermination camp. After the war they return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. Weldon's efforts to protect himself and Rosita from the threats they face are molded by an early encounter with Bonnie and Clyde and the legacy of his grandfather's legendary frontier justice.
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?
Gretch Gravey is a cryptic psychopath with a small army of burnout followers, and E. N. Flood is the troubled police detective tasked with unpacking and understanding his mind. A mingled simulacrum of Charles Manson, David Koresh, and Thomas Harris's Buffalo Bill, Gravey a sinister yet alluring God figure who enlists young metalhead followers to kidnap neighboring women and bring them to his house-where he murders them and buries their bodies in a basement crypt.
Father Thomas Kelly has been called to the Vatican and Livia Pietro, in Rome, has been called before the Noantri Conclave. Thrown into a treacherous whirlwind of art, religion, and age-old secrets, the two find themselves pursued by enemies who will do anything to stop them. Only the Conclave knows the true gravity of the document's revelations. The Noantri - Livia and her people - are vampires. And the unimaginable secrets of their past are far too dangerous for man to ever know.
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 rash of burglaries has Inspector Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z., starts sending Montalbano threatening letters. Among those burgled is the young and beautiful Angelica Cosulich, who reminds Montalbano of the love-interest in Ariosto's Orlando Furiosa. His medieval fantasy snaps back to reality when one of the burglars turns up dead.
Escaping the demands of Paris police work, Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier embarks on a well-earned Mediterranean cruise. But in the midst of her voyage, Natalie, the yacht's cook, is lost overboard. A sudden squall is the assumed cause. But once a bullet hole is discovered in her jacket, the onboard bonhomie suffers accordingly. When a shell casing is uncovered that matches the gun Capucine is authorized to carry, the detective finds herself the prime suspect. As the motives become murkier, Capucine will need to harness all her powers of deduction to get to the bottom of the mystery before she winds up at the bottom of the sea.
The bookmobile is making its usual rounds when Minnie and Eddie are flagged down by a woman in distress. The woman's husband, a famous artist, needs emergency medical care. After getting him into the bookmobile, Minnie races the man to the hospital in time...but his bad luck has only just begun. After disappearing from the hospital, the artist is discovered slumped over the body of a murdered woman. Minnie knows that her new friend didn't commit the crime, but the evidence paints an unflattering picture. Now this librarian and her furry friend have to put the investigation in high gear and catch the real killer before someone else checks out.
When Hollywood invades Savannah's historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches' coven, the Spellbook Club, snag parts as extras, while Katie's firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. But when someone fixes the movie's "fixer" - permanently - and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects.
First-year detective Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, are a most unlikely pair. An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Doyle is the antithesis of Acton, the British lord who has established himself as a brilliant but enigmatic figure with a knack for solving London's most high profile homicides. But Acton senses something exceptional beneath Doyle's awkward naivete and taps her to help him with his investigations. And her spot-on intuition is just what he needs to solve a chilling string of murders.
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.
When Chef Eve Angelotta's grandmother, Maria Pia, is invited to join Belfiere, a secret all-female 200 year old Italian culinary society, Eve is concerned. Rumour has it that membership is lifelong - whether you like it or not. And that it is centered around meals inspired by famous female poisoners. Soon after, Eve's new sous chef, who had connections to Belfiere, turns up dead just inside the front door of Eve's restaurant.
Syrup maker Dani Greene is starting a syrup-producing cooperative, but when a resistant colleague is murdered in his own sugarhouse, Dani has to catch the killer before someone else kicks the bucket.
19 years ago, Delhi Laine's two year old daughter disappeared, believed to have drowned. Now a mysterious letter arrives containing the ominous words Your daughter did not drown. With her family torn between fighting for the past and protecting the future, Delhi is caught in the middle. For a mother, the choice to find her daughter seems easy. But for a family left fractured by the mistakes of the past, the consequences, and the reality, may be infinitely more costly.
Transferred to Naples after a tangle with the Sicilian Mafia, Detective Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono feels that he's marking time, waiting out an awkward scandal. But when the bloodied bodies of teenagers start appearing around the city, victims of a strange and sinister killer whom police and locals take to calling The Crocodile, it soon becomes clear to Lojacono that the killings are more than simple Mafia hits, and that the labyrinthine streets of Naples are more deadly that he'd dare imagine. Can he catch the assassin in time to save the city's innocents?
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.
TV tie-in. When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man's body, unburned but with terrible head wounds. Meanwhile, another man is discovered in a shipping container at the Port of Seattle, shot execution-style. For Homicide Detective Sarah Linden, two cases soon become one, and she must unravel a complex web of addiction, greed, and betrayal to reveal the killer.
England, 1455. King Henry of Lancaster is deemed unfit for rule, even by his own mother. Simon Roseblood - London lord, tavener and alderman - is one of the few loyal servants left to fight his cause. Now Amadeus Sevigny, henchman of the ruthless Richard of York, summons Roseblood to stand trial for a crime that Roseblood did not commit.
When the wild, spoiled and pampered child of a cadet line of the imperial House of Japan disappears in the United States accompanied by a slick Korean boyfriend - possibly a North Korean agent - it sets off alarm bells among people in Japan's security apparatus. They seek out Connor Burke, prize student of the master martial arts sensei Yamashita. Burke suspects that he's somehow being used but also convinced that he needs to spare Yamashita from the dangers of a mission that could be his last.
An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in line and save them from the attack of the creatures from the beyond...or common criminals that prey on the innocent.
Back at his post as a doctor in the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Ruso notices mysterious injuries -- even deaths, begin to appear in the medical ledgers. Is the much-decorated Centurion Geminus preying on his weaker soldiers? And could this be related to a visit by the Emperor Hadrian? Bound by his sense of duty and ill-advised curiosity, Ruso begins to ask questions nobody wants to hear.
Crystal Haven, Michigan, is home to many psychics - and a few murderers. With the Fall Festival in full swing, someone's decided to kill local witches, and all evidence points to the best friend of former cop Clyde Fortune. Suspecting there's a witch hunt afoot, Clyde sets out to catch a killer - and save her pal.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore "Uncle Sunny" Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in - not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because - just Stephanie's luck - the godfather is his "actual" godfather.
Assassins have eliminted a Chechen scientist who has been working as a double agent for the US government. Jonathan Graves and his elite rescue team are given the task of finding the dead man's teenage son - and the crucial information he possesses. But the boy's bodyguard is a security specialist with unusual talents, and she's not giving up without a fight.
Brenna Spector discovers, in fast order, the real circumstances behind her father's disappearance, and on her doorstep a bag of 28 year old items all belonging to her long-long sister Clea. A stranger, Alan Dufresne, tells her the bag had been kept in secret by his truck driver father, now dead. Meanwhile someone has been exchanging emails with Alan. Is it Morasco, Brenna's missing daughter - or someone else?
Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne never expected to hear from Texas Rangeer Jim Byrth, but Byrth isn't making a social call. He's found a connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob. And when the daughter of a prominent family goes missing, it's up to Matt Payne and his Texas Ranger partner to find her - and hope like hell they get to her first.
For muffin maker Merry Wynter, the high cost of maintaining her upstate castle has left her with crumbs. To entice some prospective buyers, she hosts a soiree. But when the party ends in murder, Merry must unmask the killer before her plans turn into a recipe for disaster.
Paris. 1895. A few months after Dreyfus is deported, Picquart - a French intelligence officer - discovers that the Germans still have a spy operating in France. He mounts a sophisticated surveillance operation to trap the traitor. But the results are far more alarming than he ever expected, opening up a trail of corruption and deceit that leads him all the way to the highest ranks of the French army and government.
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned the knitting business, and now she's taken on a bigger challenge: running a new retreat called "From Sheep to Shawl." Twenty retreaters will come to a resort on the Monterey Peninsula and learn about sheep shearing, spinning, and dyeing - and eventually, knitting a lovely shawl. Casey is excited about her big plans...that is, until a murder threatens to unravel them.
At twenty-two, Sylvie Carson has known a lifetime's worth of trouble. When she was a child, her baby brother was shot to death by a man named Preacher Eli, who is now out of prison and moving back to Alvin, Alabama. Leah, the town's only detective is concerned about Sylvie's mounting panic. Something in her gut tells her the girl might be a target after all.
By chance Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and her partner Detective Sergeant Noah Jake are at the domestic violence shelter when Hope Proctor stabs her husband, Leo. It should be an open and shut case of self-defense, but none of the eight witnesses tell quite the same story. And the question remains: How did Leo get into the secure building?
Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter.
Scotland, 1830. Following the death of a dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby returns to her childhood home in need of safe haven. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera's knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case and catching a grave robber.
Five years after his restoration to the throne, Charles II leads his citizens by example, enjoying every excess. Londoners have slipped the shackles of puritanism and now flock to the cockpits, brothels and, especially, the theatres, where for the first time women are allowed to perform alongside the men. But not everyone is swept up in the excitement. Some see this liberated age as the new Babylon, and murder victims pile up in the streets, making no distinction in class between a royalist member of parliament and a Cheapside whore. But they have a few things in common: the victims are found with gemstones in their mouths. And they have not just been murdered; they've been...sacrificed. Now the plague is returning to the city with full force, attacking indiscriminately - and murder has found a new friend. [Local author].
Daniel Brasher, leaving a high-paying job to start a private practice, finds an envelope in his department mailbox on his last day on the job. Intended for someone else and placed in his slot by accident, the unsigned note says only "admit what you've done or you will bleed for it." along with a midnight deadline...which has passed. And the person to whom it was addressed was found murdered.
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 Marshfield Manor host a charity event, Grace Wheaton, the mansion's curator and manager, is happy to lend a hand - until a killer makes an unwanted contribution.
An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.Tracing the money's origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected?
A woman's naked body is found washed up on Cramond Island near Edinburgh. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh. The kitchen is covered in blood and the occupant is missing. But Skinner, now Chief Constable of Strathclyde, is based in Glasgow, so the cases are off his patch and he has no reason to become involved. Yet he does, unwittingly setting a course to the toughest choice of his life.
1677, Morocco. Captive chieftain's son, and now a lowly scribe, Nus Nus is framed for murder, trapped in a vicious plot, caught between the three most powerful figures in the court: the cruel and arbitrary sultan, Moulay Ismail, his monstrous wife, Zidana, famed for her use of poison and black magic; and the conniving Grand Vizier. Into this mix comes a young Englishwoman, taken prisoner by Barbary corsairs and given a simple choice: renounce her faith and join the Sultan's harem or die.
Detective Inspector Joona Linna, under internal review by the National Police for an alleged infraction, is on leave to solve some troubling personal business when he is called in to "observe" the investigation of a gruesome and strange murder at Birgittagarden, a youth home for wayward teenage girls. But it's not long before Linna is drawn deeply into the intricate, disturbing case.
Even though she's unlicensed as an investigator, the infamously nosy Ginny Mallard has begun to make a name for herself as an unofficial champion of the tongue-tied. When a mysterious stranger comes to her with landlord trouble, she convinces her bartender friend Teddy Tonica to help her once more. Soon, they realize they might have got themselves tied up in an underground dogfighting ring.
Three men are linked by murder: Niklas, a fanatic ex-mercenary; Thomas, a fallen cop; and Mahmud, a young Arab who involuntarily finds himself working for Radovan, Stockholm's own Godfather.
Psychic Abby Cooper did not see this one coming. When her best pal is caught on video shooting someone, Abby heads to Sin City to bet on her missing friend's innocence. But she's about to face the biggest gamble of her life - and if she's not careful, she can forget about ever leaving Las Vegas alive.
When Madame Preau returns to her own house outside Paris after several years spent in a convalescent home, there is a new house next door. She can see directly into her new neighbours' windows. Her neighbours have two perfectly healthy children who play in the yard after school. But there is also a third child: a young boy who looks malnourished and abused, and tosses small stones at her window in an apparent call for help. The family denies his existence. When the police refuse to listen to her, Madame Preau decides to take matters into her own hands.
Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House, a shop specializing in all things cookie. But when a stunning antique collection of cookie cutters leads to murder, she'll have to sift through the clues to find the killer.
Driving home after being kicked out of college, Tucker meets and picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. He ends up with her in St. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. Even though he's a "gwai lo" - a foreign devil - his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant, and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress. But when Chinese gangsters show up demanding diamonds they believe Tucker's kind-of, sort-of, don't-call-her-a-girlfriend stole, he and his friends - which luckily include a couple of FBI agents - have to figure out just who is gunning for Corinne and how to stop them. Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin-speaking martial arts master who isn't afraid to throw the first punch.
Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin needs Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda. Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about - murdered.
After a banking scandal costs Georgia Kelly her job and fiance, she escapes to her grandfather's house in the old-fashioned, brick-making Hudson River hamlet of Wenwood, New York. But the close-knit community is on edge about their beloved brickworks being turned into a tourist attraction, and one of those most opposed to the project winds up dead - cracked over the head with a Wenwood brick. Georgia wouldn't be broken up over the news except that the main suspect is the deceased's biggest adversary - her grandfather.
When Milton Grone turns up dead in tiny River Bend, Illinois, nearly all the would-be suspects have the perfect alibi: attending Thursday night's town meeting. And as Milton was hardly beloved, plenty of folks had a reason to do him in. Though most of River Bend would rather reward the killer than hang him, Sheriff Biddle's not about to let this one go - and neither is Helen Evans. With a penchant for puzzles and an ear for innuendo, Helen quickly fingers the culprit before Biddle puts the wrong suspect in jail.
A spirit photographer is accused of fraud and Ophelia Wylde agrees to examine the man's ghostly portraits and testify in court. Four are obvious fakes, but one features a powerful politician with a sorrowful ghost in chains behind his shoulder. The ghost is of a man murdered nearly 20 years ago during the Gold Rush. The politician is somehow involved. But Ophelia must remember: the living are much more dangerous than the dead.
Just before Christmas, the body of a sixteen-year-old girl is found along the train tracks on the outskirts of a small town. As Detective Lucy Black investigates the teenager's tragic last hours in search of clues to her death, she realizes that some of the victim's friends may have been her most dangerous enemies - and that whoever killed her is ready to kill again. Haunted by the memory of a case gone wrong, and taunted by a killer on the loose, Lucy finds herself pitted against a lethal opponent hiding in plain sight.
The first victim is a horse. Its headless body hangs suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. Commandant Servaz, a Toulouse city cop begins to take the crime more seriously when the DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of an asylum is found on the corpse -- and a few days later the first murder takes place.
An explosive device is found in a suitcase near a daycare centre in Holon, a quiet suburb of Tel Aviv. A few hours later, a threat is received: the suitcase was only the beginning. And it was. Inspector Avraham Avraham, back in Israel after a long vacation he had taken to recover from his last case (in the acclaimed The Missing File), is assigned to the investigation. Anxious about the nursery's children, he acts fast. He has a number of suspects, though, and one of them, a father of two, has seemingly gone on the run. Is he related to the suitcase and the threat? Is he trying to escape Avraham's investigation, or did he commit another crime, possibly more terrible, one that no one knows has been committed?
When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. But when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group, The Night Searchers, she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more - while someone is searching for her.
Bradley Jones, sheriff's deputy and employee of the Baja Cartel, is the son of the love of Charlie Hood's life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley's own life of crime. Charlie knows all of Bradley's secrets; the question is what he'll do with the information. Until he decides, his obsession remains the inexplicable existence of Mike Finnegan, the diminutive devil who flits in and out of both men's lives, knowing things he shouldn't, seemingly immortal.
Private's Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast - and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil.
Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don't want your kids hanging with. That's the book on him and it's why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he's guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless's, is also being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It's against such odds that he must work to prove Cody innocent. There are few to help him and plenty to get in his way. It's a classic situation for an iconic private investigator.
There's a serial rapist plaguing the streets of Whitley Bay. Three young women have been horribly abused, and Brady's boss and the press are screaming for answers. Everything seems to point to his old friend and foe, gangster Martin Madley, though Brady still struggles to believe he's capable of such acts.
Liz Carlyle is tracing illegal arms shipments to Yemen, going to both sides despite a UN embargo. The trail leads through a former French intelligence officer -- back into the UK.
Martial arts teacher Ken Chan has come to Gwen Katz's Nashville deli for a black belt ceremony he wants catered. But just as Chan is about to try a matzo ball, bullets shatter the window, and he is killed as he pushes Gwen to safety. To find who targeted the victim, Gwen enlists the help of an eccentric new age entrepreneur.
Newlywed vampires Sarah and Thierry attend an auction of paranormal objects, hoping to win an amulet containing a wish-granting djinn. But when the amulet goes missing and everyone is suddenly trapped, Sarah better be careful what she wishes for.
Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek's just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover.
Marooned in her despised hometown of Greenville, California, PI Janelle Watkins wants nothing more than to keep her head down and make enough money to move back to the City. But even in this sleepy town she seems to attract mayhem. It starts with the apparent suicide of a nineteen year-old off a highway bridge. Then another young man goes missing and Janelle begins to suspect that there might be a connection between the incidents.
Detective novels set in 1930s England. The books are an odyssey through England and its history and in each county, the protagonists--Stephen Sefton, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his employer, the People's Professor, Swanton Morley--solve a murder. The murder in the first book is in the vicarage. There are 39 books--and 39 murders--to follow.
Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one.
Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city's police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. When she and Maggie Lawson, her new partner, are pushed out of the citywide search for a cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach the boiling point. With a killer poised to strike again, they will pursue their own line of investigation, risking everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart.
Six years ago, journalist Charlie Davis nearly lost his life on assignment in Eastern Europe with his wife, Julie. Today, in his safe suburban life in Los Angeles, that scare feels like a lifetime ago. Then, on a trip home from Disneyland with the kids, Julie suddenly vanishes. Now Charlie fears something horrific has happened to her. She's disappeared and she's not coming back. And he becomes convinced that there are things she has kept from him. Charlie knows the terror isn't over. This is just the beginning.
When Detective Billy Able stops a crime from being committed, he finds himself embroiled in a much bigger scandal. A murder that has just taken place has connections to a series of much older crimes dating back to the civil rights movement. As he investigates, Billy uncovers so many layers of secrets he can barely keep the truth from the lies. The search for truth, with the help of a Santeria Priest, leads him deep into the underbelly of Memphis.
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, a complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal begins to emerge.
Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can't quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lana's closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways - to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her where-abouts the night Beck disappeared doesn't jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana's lies. And he's dying to tell.
Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of visitor at an Oxford college. When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend some time at Oxford. But the dispute turns out to be embittered. The voting is evenly balanced between two passionate parties - evenly balanced, that is, until several of the fellows unexpectedly die. The Warden has a casting vote - but he has disappeared.
Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family -- Carrie, her husband and two daughters -- nowhere to be found. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down.
Sent on sick leave after his last case, Max Camara returns to his home town in the plains of La Mancha -- birthplace of Don Quixote and producer of the world's finest saffron. As he arrives, the police discover the naked body of a young woman on a rubbish tip. For Camara, it's far too close for comfort to an unsolved case that shocked the city thirty years ago. It's hard to stay away, though, especially when the local police chief, a childhood friend, is calling on him for help, whispering about an international saffron mafia. And then there's his eccentric grandfather, Hilario, who appears to be harbouring secrets of his own.
The first novel in the TWENTY YEAR DEATH trilogy, in the style of Georges Simenon. 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 husband.
In the style of Raymond Chandler. 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.
In the style of Jim Thompson. 1951 - A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...
With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his only relative - his sister Nico - isn't safe. Soon, it's clear that there's more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it's up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out . . . for everyone.
When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene shaken up: a dazzling newcomer - and close friend of Stone's - has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans.
Ten years ago best friends Sarah and Jennifer accepted a cab ride and then, for the next three years, are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar by a connoisseur of sadism. Unable to come to grips with the fact that Jennifer didn't make it out of that cellar, Sarah must deal with the fact that her abductor is up for parole. She decides to confront her phobias and reconnect with the other survivors. She begins unraveling a mystery more horrifying than even she could have imagined.
When police detective Duncan Albright asks Milwaukee bar owner Mack Dalton to use her ESP to help find a kidnapped child, she knows she has to give it a shot.
To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer.
In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark. More than twenty years later, Detective Carl Morck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties. New evidence has emerged in the case that destroyed the lives of his two partners - the case that sent Carl to Department Q. But when Carl's assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice.
On a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing. In Scotland, a respectable family doctor is killed in the same manner - and with the same gun. Scotland Yard's DI Billy Styles and local detective Vic Chivers are baffled until a letter from Gibson, a letter concerning retired Scotland Yard detective John Madden, is discovered. Despite Madden's legendary memory, he has no recollection of meeting Gibson or any idea what their relationship might have been. Madden agrees to help his former protege, Styles. Then a third man is killed.
The stately calm of Anglemore Park is disrupted when Lady Emily's neighbour, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat? The lovely cousin who was threatened by his engagement, the Oxford friend he falsely accused of cheating, the scheming vicar's daughter he shamelessly seduced or the relative no one knew existed who appears to claim the Montagu title?
36 years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching.
Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, receives a communication from his father - a soldier supposedly killed in action in Afghanistan. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle, but their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that night are still haunting them. When his daughter Grace, rebelling against her parents' needless overprotection, follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their idyllic hometown.
When a little girl disappears on the way to the school bus stop, San Francisco Bay Area newspaper reporter Gabriella Giovanni's quest for both justice and a front-page story leads her to convicted kidnapper Jack Dean Johnson. Johnson reels her in with promises to reveal his exploits as a serial killer. But Gabriella's passion for her job quickly spirals into obsession when she begins to suspect the kidnapper may have ties to her own dark past: her sister's murder.
March, 1944: US Army Lieutenant Billy Boyle, back in England after a dangerous mission in Italy is asked as a favour to look into the case of an African-American gunner accused of a crime he almost certainly didn't commit. He faces the gallows if the real killer isn't found. But Billy can't use any of his leave to investigate, because British intelligence agent Major Cosgrove puts him on the case of a murdered British accountant whose connection with the US Army is unclear.
Despite Melanie's domestic demands - a toddler and a house full of standard poodles - helping Edward March pen his life story is an opportunity she can't pass up. Of course, Edward turns out to be a growly old man who wants his book "Puppy Love" to consist mainly of his amorous encounters with women from the dog show community. It's juicy gossip, but not dangerous - until Andrew, Edward's son, pays Melanie an angry visit to stop her from working on the book.
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.
Lady Georgiana Rannoch has been entrusted by Her Majesty with grooming Jack Altringham - the duke's newly discovered heir fresh from the outback of Australia - for high society. No sooner has the lad arrived than the duke announces he wants to choose his own heir. Then after quite the hubbub, Jack's hunting knife somehow finds its way into the duke's back.
The curse of Pharaoh Sinus Nefertop is upon Blotto, so it's up to Twinks to banish it! Yet another financial crisis at Tawcester Towers! So this time the Dowager Duchess decides to sell off the less important family possessions, which have, for a long time, been consigned to the attics of the ancestral home. Blotto and Twinks are dispatched to help the valuer as he carries out an inspection.
Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online. Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women - or that Dixie would be arrested for his murder.
From Tokyo, to London, to Johannesburg, high-level bankers are being gruesomely tortured and murdered. The killer, caught in a fleeting glimpse on a surveillance camera, has been described as a psychopath with an eye patch. And that means Gregor Volkov, Derrick Storm's old nemesis, has returned. Desperate to figure out who Volkov is working for and why, the CIA calls on the one man who can match Volkov's strength and cunning - Derrick Storm.
The members of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society are all chipping in as Molly Mathews, now owner of the bookstore the Book Nook, prepares the first annual Mystery Book Fair. But club member Lizzie Turner is unpleasantly surprised to see a certain book publicist, with whom she has a history, make an appearance. But that unpleasant surprise is nothing compared to that experienced when the publicist is found murdered.
Samuel Madison unspools his marriage as he awaits trial. On the surface, their relationship seemed tranquil: jobs at the same liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, and a home filled with art and literature. And then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bedroom from an overdose of pain medication and alcohol, and Samuel is accused of poisoning her.
When a car bomb nearly kills tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista's dream espresso machine, he hires her to create the world's most expensive coffee blend. As Eric jets Clare around the globe on a head-spinning search for the world's best coffee, she gets to know his world - a mesmerizing circle of money with rivalries that could easily have turned deadly. But is this charming young CEO truly marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?
The Village Quilters of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, are desperate to finish their quilts before an upcoming show. But the ladies are less than thrilled when Phyllis Stitt and Martha Helmsley - members of their rival quilting guild, the Cut-Ups - ask to join them. Phyllis is hoping to leave the Cut-Ups and join up with the Village Quilters now that Martha's dating her ex-fiance, Jason Gore. She's not pleased when he visits the shop and even more upset when her new shears disappear. Beatrice finds them for her -- buried in Jason's unfaithful heart.
Realtor Nikki Harper's mother, Victoria Bordeaux, is the star of the TV series Casa Capri, the same one rocked by the murder of Ryan Melton, the arm-candy husband of the show's co-star, Diara Elliott. The prime suspect is the last person to see Ryan alive: his dog walker Alison Sahira, coincidentally the sister of Nikki's own boyfriend. Nikki is sure Alison is innocent, but Alison is also harboring a dirty little secret that could derail the careers of a lot of A-listers.
When a mummified body is found beneath a lake house in Woodgate Country Park, Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are called in to investigate. Kate and the team need to work fast if they are to unmask a killer who has lain dormant for 20 years and find a missing boy before it's too late.
There are a number of deaths of intelligence assets in Iran and Turkey. Then Paul Wallinger, MI6's most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash. Disgraced agent Tom Kell is brought in from the cold to investigate and soon discovers what Wallinger had already begun to suspect - that there's a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence.
Gabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter. At last, the door opens. But it's not the negotiators. It's not the FBI.It's the kidnapper. And he has a gun. How did it come to this? Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again.
When Louise Russell goes missing from her home, D.I. Sean Corrigan from South London's Murder Investigation Unit immediately senses foul play. Though Corrigan has no doubts that Louise was taken against her will, he believes she's still alive. But time is running out, especially when a body is found dumped in the woods - a woman who is a dead ringer for Louise. How long before Louise's captor gets tired of her and replaces her with another lookalike?
Aided by his perpetually addled sidekick, Coleman, and latter-day noir private eye Mahoney, obsessive Florida trivia buff and reluctant serial killer Serge Storms launches a crusade to rid his beloved state of internet scam predators and save a missing girl. But Serge's mission is hampered by one pesky little detail: he's being tracked by a hit man dispatched from his murky past. And all bets are off when Serge learns the same assassin is responsible for killing the love of his life years ago. It's not long before the two begin tracking each other around Florida in a frenzied Mobius loop.It's a dance only one can survive - it's the Tiger Shrimp Tango!
Peter Boutrup is visiting his friend My's grave late one rainy evening when My's mother appears and asks him to find her son, Magnus, who has gone missing. And the next day a young nun, Melissa, is pulled out of the moat at the convent in Djursland where Peter works as a carpenter. Melissa had been garrotted - an ancient Spanish method of execution - and Peter was the last person to see her alive.
When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy Wilde's office to report a robbery, she is asked what was stolen. Her reply: 'my family'. The search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother Valentine into a world in which police are complicit and politics savage, and where corpses appear in the most shocking of places.
As an F-16 fighter pilot, Darwin Cole was a family man on top of his world. Now he's a washout-drunk and alone in a trailer in the Nevada desert, and haunted by what he saw on the display of the Predator drone he "piloted," especially by the memory of an Afghan child running for her life. He reluctantly teams up with three journalists seeking to discover the identity of the anonymous-and possibly rogue-intelligence operative who called the shots in Cole's ill-fated drone mission.
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.
Sir Richard Stewart, the racing authority chairman, wants Sid Halley to investigate suspicious race results. But Halley gave up investigating 8 years ago, swearing he'd never go back. When Halley refuses to investigate, his young daughter goes missing.
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss. The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold. Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news that Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won't get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands - at the risk of her own career.
After Lady Marcrottie is found submerged in what should have been a therapeutic mud bath, the finger of suspicion points to the Beauty Spot Health and Beauty Clinic. Honey Driver, Bath hotelier and part-time crime liason officer, books herself in for botox and a little snooping, with cheese, biscuits, chocolate, and a bottle of Australian Shiraz hidden at the bottom of her bag. After all, a girl cannot live on carrot juice and lettuce leaves for long.
When Honey Driver decided to give the Green River Hotel a makeover, she didn't envisage her interior designer getting choked to death with an antique lavatory flush handle. When traces of deadly nightshade are foound in Philippe's system, Honey wonders: Is it a case of professional jealousy, or is there something more sinister afoot? And what have the Russians at St. Margaret's Court Hotel got to do with it? And what about the German couple who loaf around the reception area?
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.
When Inspector Ben Ross is called to Newgate Prison late one evening, the last thing he expects to hear is the testimony of a man who is to be hanged at dawn. 17 years ago James Mills witnessed a murder in Putney and it is only now that he has chosen to speak up. Unable to save Mills from death, Ben is told to pursue the case no further. But his wife Lizzie cannot resist the temptation to uncover the truth and, within days, another murder occurs that brings the long-buried past into the present.
Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Petersborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Petersborough's abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since.
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
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.
When the sole survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition to Jamaica goes missing upon his return to London, American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone--feels compelled to investigate. There are rumors of a potion that has the power to raise the dead--and the formula is suspected to be in the private journal that has disappeared along with the young botanist. As Dr. Silkstone searches for clues to the man's whereabouts, he is drawn deeper into a dark and dangerous world of vengeance, infidelity, murder, and the trafficking of corpses for profit.
TV reporter Dana Nolan, psychologically scarred and traumatized after being kidnapped by a notorious serial killer, returns to her hometown hoping to recover her equanimity. She decides to use her investigative skills to solve one of the mysteries of her past: the disappearancve of her best friend the summer after high school graduation.
Haven operative Luther Brinkman, sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains to locate escaped bank robber Cole Jacoby - an assignment that leaves Brinkman severely injured. Luckily, Agent Callie Davis of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit is already closing in. But when she finds the wounded Brinkman, the two find themselves being hunted by the felon - deep in the unfamiliar wilds of Tennessee.
Primavera Blackstone teams up with retired cop Ricky Ross, now a private detective, to investigate a series of mystery assaults on the aircraft of a budget airline. Are they mere acts of vandalism, or the sinister work of Catalan extremists? When Ricky's car is fire-bombed and he narrowly escapes with his life, more questions arise...not least, why is the Spanish Special Branch involved?
Tara's up to her fracking neck with the case of a natural-gas company with a money trail that is almost as suspicious as country music heartthrob Brazos Rivers's tax return. Which is to say, he can't seem to cough up one. Tara figures the misdeeds of her celebrity crush must be an oversight. But will she dance to a different tune - when her tax-evading idol starts evading her, too?
During a cold winter night in Stockholm a man is found walking alongside a railway bridge, suffering from hypothermia and legionella. It's discovered that, according to a death certificate, the man has been dead for over seven years, believed to be a victim of a notorious serial killer arrested years ago by Detective Inspector Joona Linna and sentenced to a life of total isolation in forensic psychiatric care.
Young men in Miami are being abducted and tortured after their drinks are spiked with a cocktail of drugs that leaves them unable to recall their ordeal. Despite this, Detective Carson Ryder knows the predator's name, height, age, colouring ... everything. It's impossible for the perpetrator to avoid detection. Yet he does. When Carson seeks answers from his brother, a wanted criminal intimate with twisted minds, Jeremy's odd behaviour sparks even more questions. With each abduction, the violence becomes more horrific, and it's only a short time until torture turns to murder. But how do you catch an invisible man?
The rodeo is coming to the town of Finn's Harbor, Maine. Clara's boyfriend, Rick Sanders, invites her to the show to meet his high school buddy and expert calf roper, Wes Carlton. But when Clara's Quinn Sense offers her a disturbing vision involving a rodeo clown, she worries that there will be more danger at the rodeo than just the traditional bucking bronco. Of course, her premonition turns out to be accurate, and a dead body is discovered behind the concert stage, strangled by Wes's piggin' string. Rick is sure that there's no way Wes could have murdered anyone, but he's going to need Clara's Quinn Sense to keep the authorities from roping the wrong suspect...
Fifth Generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong and Cort Wesley Masters both survive terrifying gun battles. But it turns out the actual targets were Masters's teenage sons. That sets Caitlin and Cort Wesley off on a trail winding through the past and present with terrible truths dating all the way back to the Mexican Revolution and the dogged battle Caitlin's own grandfather and great-grandfather fought against the first generation of Mexican drug dealers.
JW hasn't wasted his time in prison and he's planning a grand comeback. Jorge is tired of his new, square existence selling lattes and cappuccinos. Life deluxe looms on the horizon as he plans his last heist. This time it will be very big money. But the police are closing in and an undercover officer has got deep into Stockholm's criminal inner circle. Close to Jorge, close to JW. At the same time, someone is out to get the Godfather himself - Radovan Kranjic.
In Kiruna, Sweden, a woman is found murdered in her bed, her body a patchwork of vicious wounds, the word WHORE scrawled across the wall. Her grandson Marcus, already an orphan, is nowhere to be seen. Grasping for clues, Rebecka Martinsson begins to delve into the victim's tragic family history. But with doubts over her mental health still lingering, she is ousted from the case by an arrogant and ambitious young prosecutor
2013 International Dagger Award. Alex Prevost - kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage - is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one.
Felix Brewer, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes, leaving behind his wife and three children. Ten years later, to the day, when his mistress Julie disappears, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover - until her remains are eventually found. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer.
Maxie Pierce and the Chili Showdown are in Las Vegas for a very heated contest devoted to judging the legendary (and notorious for being self combustible) Devil's Breath chili. The guest judges are casino performers with a taste for chili and an eye for publicity. Maxie is already going mad organizing the event, dealing with her snide half sister, Sylvia, and trying to figure out her hothead of security, Nick. But when a local hack comedian drops dead in the middle of the Showdown, it isn't the spicy dish - it's poison.
Short novel. Soon after Inspector Kurt Wallander moves into a new house with a charming garden, he makes an upsetting discovery. There is a hand - indeed, an entire corpse - buried in a shallow grave in the garden. It's the responsibility of the local police to handle the investigation - but Wallander, even though busy with another case, is soon drawn into the search for the truth about his new home, and its previous owner.
Summer, 1915. As Zeppelins rain death upon the rooftops of London, eminent members of society begin to behave erratically. A Member of Parliament throws himself naked into the Thames after giving a pro-German speech to the House; a senior military advisor suggests surrender before feeding himself to a tiger at London Zoo; a famed suffragette suddenly renounces the women's liberation movement and throws herself under a train. In desperation, an aged Mycroft Holmes sends to Sussex for the help of his brother, Sherlock.
When Deborah Knott's terminally ill aunt, Rachel, is found strangled to death in her bed at a hospice centre, all of her Colleton County kith and kin are shocked. Who kills a dying woman? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, try to find Rachel's killer, they cross paths with the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers, not all of whom are women.
North East India, 1923. On the broiling Night Mail from Calcutta to Jamalput, a man is shot dead in a first class compartment. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was sleeping in the next compartment along. Was he the intended target? Aside from the Jalamput shooting, someone is placing venomous snakes, including giant King Cobras, in the first class compartments of the railway. Jim also has worries on the home front and must do everything to keep his family safe.
When billionaire celebrity fashion designer Swain Starr is found murdered, Nora Blackbird's boss wants her to solve the crime - and snap up an exclusive story. But that won't be easy with Nora's colourful sisters and mobbed-up boyfriend creating chaos every step of the way.
Given the chorus line of enemies that aging Broadway diva Boom Boom Tuttle has racked up over the years, her death has been a hotly anticipated event. But when it's her daughter Jenny who drops dead instead, the solved murder is just an overture for the drama to come for high-society columnist Nora Blackbird and her wacky sisters.
In the blistering heat of Miami, fatal dog attacks are running at record levels. Lieutenant "Ghost" Walton shrugs it off as a freak coincidence until the body count rises, and the perimeter of blood and carnage widens across Miami-Dade county. While his previous missions have prepared him for all kinds of danger, Ghost doesn't anticipate falling hard for a beautiful and feisty out-of-towner with a murky past. Nor does he expect to stumble onto a plot that threatens national security.
A cold morning in County Cork. Two fishermen find the body of Father Heaney floating in Blackwater River. His limbs are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated. When a second priest is murdered with the same savage wounds, DI Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St Joseph's Orphanage. But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under considerable pressure to close the case. Kate has to work alone if she is to catch the killer - but first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secret.
A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. But something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister. As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.
Edie Kiglatuk works as a summer school teacher in the Canadian arctic. When one of her female students is found dead in nearby Lake Turngaluk, Edie enlists the help of Sgt Derek Palliser to pursue the case. Meanwhile lawyer Sonia Gutierrez investigates the toxicity of the lake and suspects there might be a larger conspiracy involved.
Medieval Glasgow. Arnold Fleming, the widely disliked pensioner, or corrodian, lodged in the Dominican's house in Perth, has vanished from a chamber, and a local knight and his mistress claim to have seen the Devil abroad that very same night. Three of the friars are accused by their fellows of involvement, documents found in Fleming's lodgings suggest he was blackmailing somebody, and when Gil is called in to investigate, he reveals theft, ancient murder - and more recent secrets.
On the wind-battered Banffshire coast, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas.
Her pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge. After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.But first, she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is home to the bookstore cafe, Read 'Em and Eat. When one of their favourite customers is found murdered, proprietors Sassy and Bridgy are obliged to find the killer.
Istanbul is bloody in January 2012 and it only gets worse as the months pass. The murder of one eccentric man in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabasi turns into a hunt for someone or something who may be that rare phenomenon in the golden city on the Bosphorus: a serial killer. As their investigation gathers speed, Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman face almost unprecedented violence.
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.
When the daughter of suspended Police Captain Riedwaan Faizal is kidnapped, he turns to investigative journalist and criminal profiler Dr. Clare Hart, whose documentary about Cape Town's missing young girls has made her a local celebrity. She will do anything to help a heartbroken father - even if it puts all their lives at risk.
Who would suspect antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch of leading a double life - especially as a private investigator for the clandestine Archivist Society in Victorian London. When England's national security is compromised, Georgia must pose as a titled lady alongside the dashing Duke of Blackford to root out a spy.
Detective Lindsay Boxer is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.
The American wife of the British Defence Secretary is brutally murdered while walking her dog. A senior judge is executed in Middle Temple Lane. Blocked by 'affirmative inaction' at New Scotland Yard and threats from MI6, Kerr deploys a talented female operative undercover to force the truth. A dirty bomb attack proves the motive is hatred of the United States. But is this domestic extremism or the work of foreign spies? As attacks escalate, Kerr confronts treachery and corruption from his own side and resorts to action as extreme as the dark forces turned against him.
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.
When Bay Area restaurant reviewer Darcy Burnett gets served a pink slip she joins her aunt Abby's hip and happening food truck. But after a local restaurant chef turns up dead at the San Francisco Seafood Festival, Darcy wonders if one of the food truck vendors did him in. Now it's up to her put the brakes on an out of control killer.
Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief - is given the task of stealing a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Gideon steals the parchment - only to find hidden beneath the image is an ancient treasure map. With his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, where they find that the treasure they are hunting conceals a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race.
Hard-luck gumshoe Eli Paxton is hired to find a missing cat - a very important cat, it turns out, because its collar is studded with diamonds worth a small fortune. What starts as a routine search of animal shelters soon becomes a perilous journey through a murky underworld.
Britain's most prolific child killer murdered nine children before he was caught and locked away for life in Northwood high-security hospital. Now someone is carrying on his work. Psychologist Alice Quentin is working at Northwood, hoping for space and time away from her hectic London life. But she'll do anything to save a child's life - even if it means sitting down with a charismatic, ruthless killer and putting herself in greater danger than ever before.
A body found below a waterfall looks like suicide or an accidental drowning - until DI Frannie Bliss enters the dead man's home. What he finds there has him consulting Merrily Watkins. It's nearly forty years since the town of Hay on Wye was declared an independent state by its self-styled king, a development seen at the time as a joke. But the pastiche has a serious side. And behind it, unknown to most of the townsfolk, lay a darker design, a hidden history of murder and ritual magic. The situation will take Merrily Watkins, on her own for the first time in years and facing public humiliation over a separate case, to the edge of madness.
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately - and by the time she's done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
When a would-be client turns stalker, New York literary agent Jo Donovan is more angry than shaken until her clients come under attack. Meanwhile, a biography of her dead husband is in the works and the author's digging threatens to destroy the foundations of Jo's carefully constructed life. As the web of suspicion grows wider and her stalker ups the ante, she's persuaded by her client and friend - FBI profiler turned bestselling thriller writer - to go to the police. There Jo finds herself face-to-face with an old flame: the handsome Tommy Cullen, now NYPD detective.
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.
Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is reuniting birth parents with the wrong children. For detective Jake Brogan and his partner, a young woman's brutal murder seems a sadly predictable case of domestic violence, one that results in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Jake finds an empty cradle at the murder scene. Where is the baby who should have been sleeping there?
David (as he's currently known) was a member of an elite corps of spies trained during the coldest days of the Cold War. For almost a decade he's been out of the game, working as a sculptor. Then a phone call in the middle of the night awakens him: the only other surviving member of that elite corps has gone rogue. David is tasked with stopping him.
At age eight, Jenny Rowan was abducted and kept for two years in a box beneath her captor's bed. Eventually she escaped and, after living for eighteen months on cast-offs at the local mall, was put into the child-care system. Nowadays she works as a production editor for the local public TV station. One evening she returns home to find a detective waiting for her. Though her records are sealed, he somehow knows her story. He asks if she can help with a young woman who, like her many years before, has been abducted and traumatized. Initially hesitant, Jenny decides to get involved, reviving buried memories.
London, November, 1937. Simon Burnstone, the Jewish chairman of Kreutzer's Bank and soon to be new Lord Mayor of London, has pig's blood thrown over him in the capital's Royal Exchange. Reporter Johnny Steadman knows that money is all that matters in the Square Mile, and isn't convinced the attacks are motivated by hatred alone. His investigations take him into the vaults under the City and the secretive world of Hatton Garden, where most of the world's diamonds change hands.
With Gram's Country Cooking School on spring break, Betts and Gram are taking part in this year's cowboy poetry convention, offering lessons on frying catfish over an open campfire. But when a staged gunfight ends in real death and her brother Teddy becomes a prime suspect, Betts may be the one to jump from the frying pan into the fire. After her ghostly guardian Jerome appears to watch her back and a spectral Pony Express rider gallops into town with some unfinished business, Broken Rope starts to seem more like a cowboy ghost convention.
1920, central Russia. Kolya returns home from war but finds the village silent and empty. The men have been massacred and the women and children have disappeared. As Kolya begins to search for his family the terrifying legend of Koschei, the Deathless One, begins to feel very real.
Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier. Ruth's burden of grief and hatred has only grown heavier with the passing of time, her avid desire for vengeance ever stronger. In writing to him Ruth hopes to exorcise the corrosive emotions that are destroying her life, to find the truth and with it release and a way forward. Whether she can ever truly forgive him is another matter - but the letters are her last, best hope.
During the darkest period of her life, Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers, sharing things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn't know. Things that now, looking back, make her uneasy. One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime - or was it?
When Clyde the cat travels 200 miles back home only to find his former owner dead, the story makes national news. Cat quilter Jillian Hart agrees to foster the loyal orange tabby, but soon learns his owner was murdered. Now Clyde's in danger of more than media overexposure - and Jillian must help find the killer before the claws really come out.
Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent for losing the war hero, and there will be an inquiry. Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police, complicating the already difficult situation. Wilkins has been spotted, and he's killed a man.
Corinne Woodrow was 15 when she was convicted of murdering one of her classmates on a summer's evening in 1984, a year when the teenagers of Ernemouth ran wild, dressing in black and staying out all night, listening to music that terrified their parents. Twenty years later, new forensic evidence suggests that Corinne didn't act alone. Private investigator Sean Ward reopens the case to discover a town full of secrets and a community that has always looked after its own.
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.
Hannah Smith has been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the seller of a house slated for demolition for a condo development, didn't disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish and the suicides--or were they murders?--of two previous owners. She doesn't believe in the ghosts said to haunt the place, but some things are more dangerous than ghosts. Among them, as she will learn, perhaps fatally, is human obsession.
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.
When a number of bodies are discovered on the U.S.-Mexico border, each carved with a bizarre hummingbird symbol, Mexican Detective Cecilia Garza recognizes the image immediately. It's the calling card of a killer called Chuparosa, a man both feared and celebrated for his cunning and brutality. When Jeremy Fisk - an agent in the NYPD's anti-terror Intelligence Division - gets news of a mass murder in nearby Rockaway - and the arrival of a beautiful and assertive Mexican detective determined to do things her way - Fisk soon discovers that there's much more to this threat than meets the eye.
Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Harris are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the town's Memorial Day weekend Arts Festival. But success turns bittersweet when Main Street's portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelle's signature truffles.
[Canadian author]. Vera Van Alst doesn't normally receive visitors without appointment, but she agrees to see the imperious Muriel Delgado upon arrival. Shortly thereafter Jordan Bingham is told that her position, researching rare books for Vera, is being terminated. Evicted from the Van Alst House, Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over her erstwhile employer. It seems Muriel has designs on Vera's money and property - not to mention a particular interest in her collection of Nero Wolfe first editions. When Jordan discovers a deadly connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it's up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer from going back to press.
Welsh Canadian foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan takes off on a short break to the fabulous Tsar! Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas with her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson. But before they can start celebrating Bud's birthday in style at the casino owners' exclusive private dining room, the death of Miss Shirley - a woman with a colorful background and the acknowledged Queen of the Strip - results in a security lockdown. Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped in the luxurious restaurant for twelve deadly hours. The bodies pile up, the tension mounts, the list of suspects dwindles - and Cait knows she has to work out who within the group is an audacious killer because there's no telling who might be next to die.
All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body - proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities - he goes on the run. But his family members aren't the only ones who will go to any lengths to keep Marco silent - forever.
As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival - where they will present the famous female aviatrix Miss Lily Dare with her own Texas Star hibiscus - rumours are flying. Dahlias president Liz Lacy learns that Miss Dare has been threatened and her plane sabotaged. Apparently the bold and beautiful barnstormer has made plenty of enemies. And is it possible she may be involved with the husband of one of Darling's local ladies?
A woman is found murdered in a field. Tattooed on her feet is a strange combination of numbers and letters. Detective Beatrice Kaspary quickly identifies these as map co-ordinates, which lead the police to a 'treasure box' containing several severed body parts - and a note from the killer with a series of cryptic clues to the identity of the next victim. So begins a desperate scavenger hunt in which Beatrice herself becomes a pawn in the killer's game of cat and mouse, as she risks all to uncover the murderer.
Together, Will Robie and Jessica Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. They are given a mission that will eliminate a global menace. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets - a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens and the Ogre disappears in an impressive puff of smoke. Only he doesn't re-appear at final curtain.
Between spending Valentine's Day with her sweetheart, Sam, and shopping upcoming Presidents' Day sales with the Good Buy Girls, everything is coming up roses and bargains for Maggie Gerber. But when the mother of Maggie's nemesis comes to town, things stop looking so rosy. Summer's mom is hoping to set her spoiled daughter up with Sam, and she'll do whatever it takes to make the match happen. When Maggie heads to her romantic rival's house to put a stop to the scheming, she discovers Summer standing over a dead body - holding a weapon.
Nick Walden is a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer", with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie Travis to help track down the killer.
Tie-in to the new film adaptation. The wife of Kenan Khoury, heroin wholesaler, is killed after he haggles over the price of her ransom. With the help of two computer geniuses, a streetwise punk, drug lords and his friend, ex-cop Scudder, they track the killers through the back streets of Brooklyn.
New Orleans cake shop owner Rita Lucero gets a big Halloween surprise when her former mother-in-law's best friend claims to have seen a ghost. Then things go from bad to worse when they find a corpse in a Louisiana swamp, and pretty much everyone in town is a suspect.
She was barely out of her teens, not exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. And Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn't even know her name. But when his investigation lures him into the crosshairs of two ruthless pimps, Jesse finds out more about the girl than he ever dreamed. Because in pursuit of justice, if anyone can see the truth in dark, dark places, it's Jesse Stone.
Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry's nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield's macabre scarecrow - an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows. This accountant's gruesome death is only the first of many disturbing events in this normally pastoral corner of the world.
Shortly after Ollie Swanson and Dougie Tarkenen graduate from high school, they commit a desperate act and must share the secret of that act for over a decade of their young adult lives. Then Dougie, now a reporter for an Ottawa newspaper, turns up dead, apparently drowned in a canoe accident. When Ollie investigates, he is shocked to discover that the circumstances of Dougie's death are not what they seem; rather his death is linked to the secret they share from their youth, and to an Ottawa conspiracy to force through an oil pipeline to the West Coast.
The jig is up for Chase's adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says "diet" - that means no more cherry cheesecake bars. From now on he gets low-calorie kibble only. But one taste of the stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Quincy's escape is the last thing Chase needs after the nasty run-in she has with underhanded business rival Gabe Naughtly. Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbour's kitchen, where he's devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime he's stumbled upon. Gabe's corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one.
A shot was taken at the president of France in Paris - from three-quarters of a mile away. John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is suspected. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher.
With summer in bloom and tourists underfoot Mackinaw Island confectionaire Allie is out walking her pup Mal when the curious canine digs up a bone from under a flowering lilac bush. The bone leads to a toe that's missing a body. It is only the first in a series of sour events in the middle of the island's Lilac Fest.
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 mysterious penitent confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Two months later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along Blue Sky Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch. Making national headlines, the miraculous animal draws a flood of pilgrims to the reservation, frustrating an already difficult investigation.
Jesse attends a reunion of his old AAA baseball team in New York. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there too. As is Kayla's friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse's time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise.
The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue.
Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb. As Kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern, including the disappearance of a mysterious bystander.
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the mummified remains of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot. Within the pot is a Mayan book larger than any known before. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Many men and women are going to die for that book.
A serial killer is on the loose in a small coastal town near Melbourne. Detective Inspector Hal Challis and his team must apprehend him before he strikes again. But first, Challis has to contend with the editor of a local newspaper who undermines his investigation at every turn, and with his wife, who attempts to resurrect their marriage through long-distance phone calls from a sanitarium, where she has been imprisoned for the past eight years for attempted murder - his.
Each year a festival and regatta are held to celebrate Tradmouth's 14th century Mayor who made his fortune from trade and piracy. When a woman's body is found dressed in medieval costume floating in the river, DI Wesley Peterson identifies her as a musician with a mysterious past.
Forensic pathologist Samantha Owens receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. Though his death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual, he left a will requesting Samantha autopsy the body, and so Samantha feels obliged to follow through.
The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. And in L.A., a Japanese family is found dead. Murder or ritual suicide? The investigation will draw four people into a totally Ellroy-ian tangle: a brilliant Japanese American forensic chemist; an unsatisfiably adventurous young woman; one police officer based in fact (William H. "Whiskey Bill" Parker, later to become the groundbreaking chief of the LAPD), the other Dudley Smith, arch villain of "The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz).
When brutal murders start happening across the country, Heck knows the Nice Guys are at work again. But having been so close to the case the first time round, Heck's life is in serious danger, and he is put into protective custody for his own safety. However, soon weary of watching from the sidelines, Heck breaks out. He goes after the Nice Guys alone, hunting them down in his own inimitable "lone wolf" way.
Cabot Cove is being invaded - by Hollywood. One of Jessica's novels is being adapted into a big-budget movie. The producer has decided to shoot on location, since the book was loosely based on a murder that shocked Cabot Cove several years earlier. But when a body is found on the set, a strip of celluloid film wrapped around its neck, there's a cast and crew of possible suspects. With tensions between locals and the Hollywood horde mounting, Jessica must find the killer before anyone else is left on the cutting room floor.
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.
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad - and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. "The Secret Place," a board where the girls at St. Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper.
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women...and never, ever look inside the bag you're carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every rule he's lived by-even if it means he might be left holding the bag.
When Victoria Rienzi's family restaurant is hired to cater a wedding at the Jersey Shore's exclusive Belmont Country Club, the event goes off without a hitch - until the body of the club's president is found on the beach. Now Vic will need to act fast to find the murderer - before she's the one who lands in the soup.
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified - but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?
After a captain in Her Majesty's Guard and his young wife are brutally murdered in their flat, master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his partner Ethan Pruitt are summoned to Buckingham Palace. Asked to mislead the press, Pendragon makes the bold claim that he will solve the case in no more than three days' time or he will oblige the major and compromise himself by misleading. Racing against the clock--and thwarted at every turn by their Scotland Yard nemesis, Inspector Varcoe--Pendragon and Pruitt begin to assemble the clues around the grisly homicide, probing into private lives and uncovering closely guarded secrets.
DeAndre Moore phones Jane Lawless for help. But by the time she listens to the message, she is too late. He is found murdered outside a gentleman's club. Soon his murder isn't the only one. In her first solo case, Jane sets out to find who killed DeAndre, and how his death is connected with the others.
A tie-up burglary at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly lady owner dying and millions stolen in valuables. But her family tells Detective Superintendent Roy Grace that there is one item they are determined to get back. Gradually he learns of the brutal lengths this family will go to, and how the New York waterfront gang wars of the 1920s triggered the bloody chain of events that is set to continue.
Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York - and find themselves entangled in deception, intrigue, and murder in a picturesque elite college town.
Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused. He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can't remember anything about the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery pales in comparison to the one he's about to be called on to solve. Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn't even know existed, he's sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for "justice."
Business consultant Taylor Blake has returned to Savannah, Georgia, to help her sister Allison turn her dream of running an old-fashioned candy store into a reality. Allison is also interested in dream interpretation and invites Taylor to her Friday night Dream Club, where members meet once a week to share and analyze their dreams. When a local dance instructor, Chico Hernandez, is found dead in his studio, and the murder scene has an eerie resemblance to one of the dreams shared at their meeting, Taylor can't help but be intrigued.
You're on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out - and your whole life changes in an instant. A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don't know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She's in terrible danger. And now you are too. You're running, terrified, desperate to find safety. You know that the men hunting you have killed before. And if they catch you, you'll be next...
Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota, to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. Now she's hard at work coordinating two special weddings at Trendy Tails. First, Izzy's friend and mentor, Ingrid, will be tying the knot with her old flame. And a week later, Izzy will host "pupptials" for two lovable dogs. But when an enigmatic writer boarding above the shop drops dead at the altar on Ingrid's wedding day, it's up to Izzy, her Trendy Tails pals, and her scrappy pets, Packer and Jinx, to find a killer before the two affianced doggies bark down the aisle.
Transit security officer Casey Holland is doing intense volunteer work at Fraserview Youth Custody Center. Casey's shocked to find a friend's grandson, Justin, inside the center. Shock turns to horror when the facility's director suffers a fatal heart attack in front of her. A second death and rumors of illegal activity at Fraserview make Casey wonder whether Justin is part of the problem or a potential victim.
CIA operative Nora Mossa is trained to kill when the situation calls for it. She's also capable of disappearing into thin air. Being efficient, deadly, and beautiful, however, won't be enough to protect her after her mentor Erica Janway is assassinated in her Maryland home. Nora turns to the only person capable of keeping her alive while she uncovers the truth behind Janway's demise - her former lover and ex-CIA agent Alex Koves. That is, if he will even speak to her.
Silas Pearson is plagued by nightmares in which his wife Penelope, missing now for four years, leads him to murder victims across the Colorado Plateau. When his dreams lead him to the Atlas Mill Tailings Project outside of Moab, Utah, Silas discovers the corpse of missing anti-uranium mining activist Jane Vaughn. He travels to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, trying to connect the murder with the disappearance of his wife, who was friends with Vaughn.
London fixer Jack Carter returns north to his hometown for his brother Frank's funeral. Frank was very drunk when he drove his car off a cliff - but Jack knew he never touched the stuff. It takes more than a few people by surprise when Jack starts plying his trade in order to get to the bottom of his brother's death.
Deirdre has her hands full, as usual. Working as a Jill-of-all-trades for a zany billionaire like Zelda Zoransky means the daily grind is closer to a juggling act, and this week is no exception - especially when her side job is directing spiritual traffic in Zelda's pet cemetery. With ZZ hosting a party for some of the world's wealthiest animal collectors and a rare albino tiger named Augustus in residence at the private zoo, Foxtrot is ready for trouble to take a big bite out of her schedule...
The brutal murder of her little sister, Niki, and the break-up of her marriage have tested the usual tough optimism of missing persons expert Diane Rowe. When Niki's killer turns up dead, Diane is determined to nail the truth, despite the best efforts of her policeman ex-husband to sideline her. But uncovering Niki's seedy past reveals truths and dangers she never expected, or wanted, to face.
Colonial New Guinea - 1906: a small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members - Max Lutzow - has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertshohe raises suspicions about foul play. Retired British military police officer Will Prior is recruited to investigate the circumstances of Lutzow's death.
Six corpses have appeared in the cobbled back streets of St. Andrews in recent times, all known spousal abusers who suffered the same gruesome fate: stabbed to death in the left eye. But with no new leads left to explore, DCI Andy Gilchrist is forced off the case. What is the significance of the left eye? Gilchrist can't seem to focus on anything else, and with his career and his reputation on the line, he vows to catch The Stabber even if it means he must do it alone. But as he gets deeper into the case, he discovers he may be up against the worst kind of murderer: a serial killer on the verge of a mental breakdown.
Marshal Guarnaccia's job with the Carabinieri - the local Florentine police - usually involves restoring stolen handbags to grateful old ladies and lost cameras to bewildered tourists. So when he is assigned to work with the police in trying to track down a vicious serial killer, he feels out of his league. To make matters worse, the Proc he must report to is Simonetti, the same man he knows drove an innocent man to suicide several years earlier in his blind quest for a conviction. The Marshal can't let the stress of the case get to him if he wants to make sure justice is upheld.
Former cop PI Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. It is London 2012 and Stratford in the East End is at the center of the world; but next to the Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the city. Approached by a terrified woman, Arnold and Hakim start to investigate her fears that someone is following her. But what they discover turns the inquiry in an even more sinister direction.
V.I. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty's daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter's troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb.
Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Enter Detective Max Wolfe. Single parent, devoted husband of a brutally departed wife, dog lover, boxer. Defender of the weak. And every murderer's worst nightmare. Newly arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Savile Row, Max follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the internet and all the way to the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds the killer's reach getting closer to everything - and everyone - he loves. Soon he is fighting not only for justice, but also for his own life.
In the Justice Department's new Bioethics committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging - an underground network of doctors and technicians conducting illegal experiments. Then the network kidnaps a petite college student named Zoe Kincaid, whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. But in the wrong hands, the very thing mankind has desired since the dawn of time could open the door to final nightfall.
Now retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache is asked by a neighbour to look into her missing, separated husband. With his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Quebec - and deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have.
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.
The horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat "Princess Mary", which takes nearly two hundred of the merrymakers on board to their deaths, should be Monk's case. But the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die. But Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara was elsewhere at the time of the blast. And now the case is his.
Lee Barrett has returned to her home town of Salem, Massachusetts hoping to get a job as a reporter at the local TV station. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host never saw her own murder coming. Before long Lee begins to wonder if she might have some real psychic abilities -- and whether the previous host might not have been an actual practicing witch.
After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton will have his moment in the spotlight. His skull is Yorick in a high school production of Hamlet. One night Georgia Thackeray's daughter Madison accidentally leaves him at the school overnight - and he hears the sounds of someone being murdered. But the next day, there's no body and no one seems to be missing. Georgia thinks he imagined it - until a week later when a body is found.
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.
Recruited into SHADE, an elite, covert group formed by the U.S. military, Rollie Waters must locate and retrieve the countless millions taken from Saddam's cache during the Iraq War and shipped home in the coffins of dead soldiers. But a sniper attack forces Rollie undercover to solve the riddle of the graves and to apprehend the puppet master behind the plot. It's a quest that reaches from the Texas digs of the self-proclaimed King of Kurdistan to the treacherous, labyrinthine streets of Erbil, Iraq, and into the arms of an enigmatic woman with impenetrable motives.
[BC Author]. Gossip columnist Nicole Charles struggles with the stigma attached to her position by other reporters. Then one night while covering a gallery opening, she discovers a dead body in a dark alley. An up and coming artist has been stabbed in the throat with an antique icepick. Nicole is right in the middle of the biggest story of the year. It's the chance of a lifetime. Too bad someone had to die to make it happen.
Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lt. Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash. Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death.
A murder mystery takes Sir Denis Nayland Smith to the heart of Haiti to try and locate Fu-Manchu's secret lair in order to solve the heinous crime. But once there he becomes ensnared in voodoo and the living dead at the hands of the evil genius!
When the body of a young boy - murdered, mutilated, and clothed in women's attire - is found under London Bridge, Constable Pepper believes him to be a member of The New Globe Players, one of the actors who specialize in women's parts. He is not, but Suzanne, summoned to make an identification, does recognize him from an encounter in the tavern the night before - as the alluring doxy who caught the eye of more than a few of the patrons. Suzanne suspects that whoever hired him for the night reacted violently when his true sex was discovered. Moved by the lad's fate, Suzanne determines to find his killer. And first, she must uncover his identity - an investigation that leads her to one of England's wealthiest families and a powerful politician determined to keep the truth from being revealed at all costs.
Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case. The accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra's parents don't believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog.
With Mexico descending into anarchy, the drug cartels have kicked up the heat, allying with Hezbollah and the Iranian secret service in a plot aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the United States of America. As agent Chris Teller races to unravel the plot, he discovers that the most dangerous and pernicious enemies are not bloodthirsty drug lords but a terrifying and treasonous cabal within the U.S. government itself.
Jack Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer - the guy the best lawyers say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle - undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred, erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.
In the coastal town of Concarneau, a local wine merchant is shot. Maigret soon realizes that Emma, a downtrodden waitress, is hiding something and that the mysterious yellow dog lurking around town may be the key to solving this crime.
Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for seventeen hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide?
It's almost midnight and Sherri Travis is about to take Alligator Alley across the Everglades when she realizes she's low on gas. She turns off the main road and into the swamp to find a service station on Last Chance Road. Her pickup is carjacked and Sherri is left alone at night in the Glades. Hiding from dangerous men and in terror for her life, she stumbles across the body of a man. From alligators and snakes to the men called swamp rats, evil comes in many disguises and offers no second chances for Sherri.
The U.S. Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of China and India have been kidnapped. The "Sons of Prophecy" take responsibility and issue an ultimatum. If their demands are not met in seven days, the three will be beheaded live on the internet. Former CIA operative and master thief Robin Monarch and his Chinese counterpart, a mysterious agent named Song Le, embark upon a dangerous journey into the underbelly of Southeast Asia, a world of corrupt Vietnamese Army officers, fanatical pirates, Hong Kong triad leaders, and volatile mercenaries living around the red light districts of Thailand.
Newlyweds Skye Denison and Wally Boyd are all set to enjoy their honeymoon cruise. Only two things stand in their way -- murder and Skye's mother, who has booked the same trip with her knitting group.
Jan has just started working at the Dell nursery. But this is no normal nursery. It's linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Who are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country. And Jan has complicated reasons for being here. There's something he's not telling people about his past. And there's someone in the asylum who he really wants to see.
Former Navajo Police officer Harry Ute's body is found in an isolated part of the Navajo Reservation, rumored to be skinwalker country. This makes Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah's job much harder - no one wants to speak to her for fear of incurring the wrath of the Navajo witches. Harry's latest P.I. case involves tracking down property stolen from the county. This leads Ella to work with county Detective Dan Nez. The murder and thefts turn out to be the tip of an iceberg. Previously unknown Navajo artifacts are being offered for sale, indicating a hidden dig somewhere on the Reservation.
Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital where his young wife died several years before. An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her. The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre.
A Russian gangster calls on Victor the Assassin for help, but this time his job isn't to kill. The gangster's daughter, Gisele, has gone missing and he fears that her kidnappers are the same thugs who have been threatening to overthrow his criminal empire. But when Victor tracks Gisele down, he discovers that she is the real target, not her father.