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The technologically advanced submarine USS Montana is adrift and in flames in the Arctic. Marine doctor and bioterror expert Joe Rush and his team must rescue the crew of the Montana and keep the vessel out of enemy hands. But trapped with the surviving crew is a deadly plague from the past.
[BC author]. Henry Twyst, 18th Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat. Henry retains the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency to explain it away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside, is more complex, dangerous, and deadly, than anyone could have foreseen...
Jules Capshaw hopes to promote her Ashland, Oregon, bakeshop by competing in a reality show contest put on by the Pastry Channel. But as Jules quickly learns, some people would kill for the $25,000 prize. The corpse of a fellow contestant morphs a fun, tasteful televised adventure into something of a true-crime detective show for Jules and everybody else on set.
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.
Private investigator Robert Brixton takes a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter, Janet, for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerful senator's son.
Commissaire Georges Dupin, recently relocated from Paris to the Breton coast, is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee when the legendary 91-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of the Central Hotel in the seaside village of Pont-Aven, is found dead. Dupin and his team identify five principal suspects, including a rising political star, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian.
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.
San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni stumbles onto a horrific crime scene with only one survivor - a baby girl found crawling between the dead bodies of her family members. Reeling from the slaughter, Gabriella clings to the infant. When Social Services pries the little girl from her arms, the enormity of the tragedy hits home. Diving deep into a case that brings her buried past to the forefront, Gabriella is determined to hunt down the killer who left this helpless baby an orphan.
A woman has jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, and her apparent suicide may be connected to a suspicious plant business in the Mission District. When the police investigate the shop, they ask Lily to look into its mysterious owner, whose granddaughter also appears to be missing. As Lily searches for the truth, she finds herself confronted with a confounding mystery and some very powerful magic...
Amsterdam's Pieter Posthumus is enjoying a quiet drink in his favourite bar when a murder is discovered at the guesthouse next door. Posthumus cannot believe it when Marloes, the guesthouse owner, is arrested both for her tenant Zig's murder and another death years before. Why are people so keen to think Marloes is guilty? And why did Zig paint just one picture every year - a copy of a Dutch master, but with one peculiar twist?
When genealogists Sophreena McClure and Esme Sabatier are called on by Detective Jenny Jeffers to help figure out who the corpse in the backyard of her father's house is, they do their best to uncover the mystery behind the corpse, and the glass coffin he's buried in. But after the body of a young woman is found near a memorial created for the corpse, the two must dig into the past of the house's previous owners. Could the clues to a recent murder finally help this soul rest in peace?
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.
Down and out in Beijing, Iraq War veteran Ellie Cooper's life is turned upside down by a chance encounter with a Uighur at the home of her sort-of boyfriend Lao Zhang. Lao Zhang disappears, and suddenly multiple security organizations are hounding her for information. They say the Uighur is a terrorist. As Ellie tries to elude her pursuers, she's haunted by memories of Iraq. Is what she did and saw there at the root of the mess she's in now?
Landing a minor part in the Empire Theatre Eastbourne's Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles Paris soon discovers that his main role is to gently introduce the show's baffled American star, famous sitcom actor Kenny Polizzi, to the bizarre customs of English pantomime. Charles finds himself increasingly caught up in Polizzi's tangled affairs as the American fends off a vengeful soon-to-be-ex-wife, an obsessed groupie, and a barely-controlled drink problem. Then Charles stumbles across a body beneath Eastbourne Pier, a neat bullet hole in the centre of the forehead.
Though ex-cop Jack Taylor has again hit rock bottom, he isn't about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student on a Rhodes scholarship from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new sidekick, who abandons his thesis on Beckett to write a biography of Galway's most magnetic rogue.
In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay, Montana, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers' Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favourite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling.
Hayley Snow attends a City Commission meeting to cover the controversy over a new floating restaurant when she witnesses another uproar. The quirky performers of the daily Sunset Celebration are struggling to hold onto their performance space. The fight for Mallory Square has renewed old rivalries between Hayley's Tarot-card reading friend Lorenzo and a flaming-fork-juggling nemesis, Bart Frontgate. But things take a deadly turn when Bart is found murdered.
For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery's patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating.Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah's infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm - and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city's magical community.
Kay Scarpetta notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house, all dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted. Then she learns a high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car, five minutes from her home. She finds herself in pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next.
Val Deniston loves the historic Chesapeake Bay town where she lives with her grandfather, the Codger Cook. Running the fitness club's Cool Down Cafe - and salvaging the five-ingredient dishes Granddad messes up - keeps her busy. Then one of his dinner party guests winds up face down in the chowder. The demised diner apparently scammed Granddad's best buddy, and since the other dinner guests have suddenly clammed up, the police have all the ingredients to cook up a conviction for Granddad.
1947: Holmes at 93 tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind - and revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn't even know he was asking - about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind's ability to know.
Constable Paul Hirschhausen, demoted and sent from Adelaide to rustic Tiverton, is still under investigation. They are determined to convict him of something, even if it means planting evidence. When someone leaves a pistol cartridge in his mailbox, Hirsch suspects that his career isn't the only thing on the line. Then the body of a 16-year-old local girl is found on the side of the highway, and the situation in Tiverton gets even more sinister. Whether or not he finds her killer, there's going to be hell to pay.
February, 1381. A killer known as the Ignifer Fire Bringer appears to be targeting all those involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady Isolda Beaumont, burned at the stake for the murder of her husband. As the late Sir Walter Beaumont was a close friend of the Regent, John of Gaunt orders Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelstan to investigate. In the dead man's possession was a copy of the mysterious Book of Fires, containing the secret formula of a devastating weapon, the so-called Greek Fire.
1913. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Navy, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has nothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss in far-away London. He begins to realize his life is at stake when activities in China suddenly escalate from innocent data-gathering and casual strolls along German military concessions to arrest warrants and knife attacks.
Five rebellious teenage girls open the door to chaos and run, with five kilos of heroin and a gun in their luggage. One notorious kingpin is haunted by his past - and determined to find his missing cache of drugs. A legendary terror travels the highways, ready to kill again without mercy. From Berlin to Hamburg to the desolate Norwegian coast, all hurtle toward each other. Full of revenge, they have no idea that YOU are watching them.
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.
Kansas, 1959. When a travelling carnival appears overnight, the townsfolk of Seneca Falls are entranced. But the circus brings more than just magic and illusion to the small town: a dead man is discovered beneath the carousel. FBI Special Agent Michael Travis can't get the carnival folk to answer a straight question, and they begin to challenge his once unshakeable faith in solid facts and hard evidence.
The only reason Henry Quinn survived three years inside was because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence. On the day Henry gets out, he promises he will find Evan's daughter and deliver a letter. Henry heads to the small Texan town where Evan grew up and where his brother Carson now resides as sheriff. There's no sign of the girl and her uncle claims to know nothing of her whereabouts. As Carson's behaviour towards him becomes ever more threatening, Henry realises that there are dark secrets buried at the heart of this quiet town.
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).
Professor Bertram von Ohler has been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. This news causes problems in his otherwise quiet upper-class neighbourhood. Not everybody is happy with the choice of winner. Mysterious incidents start to occur. Boyish pranks say the police, but what follows is certainly not innocent amusement. Police inspector Ann Lindell becomes involved in the case and immediately is transported back into her own past.
Trenton, New Jersey's favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. But the real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur's wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli's Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what's number one on the list - but that's top secret.
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.
Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, to help run the family peach farm during her parents' absence. She soon discovers that a poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers' livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola's juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. Then Nola stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.
Jonathan Grave finds it hard to believe that a fellow combat vet has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive intel to hostile foreign interests. With black ops assassins on the trail of his old friend, Grave sets out to get to him first.
Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss, and ushered out of the building. Then an explosive argument drives his wife away. But it's only Monday, and before the week is over, he'll be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed - until he can't tell enemies from allies. Suddenly, the only thing standing between him and the wrath of everyone from the FBI to Homeland Security to his desperate ex-bosses is a flash drive full of data that might just be the holy grail of high-tech secrets - and a holy terror in the wrong hands.
After Jefferson Vitrack, the white half-brother of Benjamin January's wife is murdered, and attempts are made on January s wife and himself, he understands that he must seek his family's lost treasure. In order to draw the unknown killers into the open, he will follow a bloody trail that leads first to Cuba, then to Haiti, and finally to the secret that lies buried with the accursed gold.
When the big man in Washington assigned Matt Helm to ride shotgun on a top secret mission in Norway, Helm wanted to know why. But this was a need-to-know deal, at least until his partner - a woman posing as his mistress - was killed. Now Helm is mad, mad enough to blow the operation sky high.
In order to make some extra dough, muffin baker Merry Wynter is opening up her castle to renters. Unfortunately, most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies. Cleta Samson is the worst of the bunch. After she meets an embarassing end behind a locked door, evidence suggests she was murdered. With no one privy to how the deed was done, Merry must find the killer before another guest is next...
When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England's largest garage sale for a day, it's the small town's biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War - but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing...and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson's painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon - a metal picture frame.
The deceased is antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV, stabbed to death in his luxurious West London home. The press are going to be all over this one like a nasty rash. The pressure is on Slider for a result, and soon. Egerton's partner, the bulky, granite-faced John Lavender, found the body; did he also do the deed? Or was it a burglary gone wrong? A missing Faberge box and Impressionist painting point that way. But as Slider and his team investigate, none of the facts seem to fit.
[Vancouver author]. Hakeem Jinnah s "smoking" hot story could be his last. The Tribune's editor-in-chief can kiss Hakeem Jinnah's ass goodbye! His bags are packed and he's off to Africa as king of his own Burger Palace. That is, until a charred, dismembered body is discovered in a pizza oven. The lure of one last front-page byline is too much for Jinnah to resist ... even if it turns out to be his own obituary. The perpetually puffing, politically incorrect Jinnah is put on the trail of a vicious killer in a chase that takes him from Vancouver to Tanzania.
Casey Feldstein once again becomes entangled in a deadly mystery. This time her ex-boyfriend Sammy's silk scarf from his magic act is the murder weapon. As Sammy takes centre stage as the prime suspect, Casey and her friends have to stitch together clues before the real killer pulls a disappearing act.
When a gunman breaks into South Oxford Nursery School and takes a group of hostages, teacher Louise Kennedy fears the worst. But Jaime Segura isn't there on a homicidal mission, and he's just as scared as those whose lives he holds as collateral. As an armed police presence builds outside the school's gates, the only person Jaime will talk to is Ben Whistler, an MI6 accountant who worked with Jaime's lover, Miro. Miro's gone missing, along with a quarter of a billion pounds allotted for reconstruction work in Iraq.
Detective Leah Teal agrees to take her daughter, Caroline, to see a psychic for a reading. But the psychic hones in on Leah. Sure enough, the psychic's scant clues lead Leah to a cold case from six years ago, when a young woman was found shot to death, her eyelids sewn shut. As Leah digs deeper into old files, a second unsolved case surfaces with the same grisly pattern. While her shrewd young son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to prevent another horrific murder, unaware of just how deep the roots of evil can go.
When Grace's estranged sister Liza shows up at her doorstep, Grace knows it's going to spell trouble. For one thing, Liza's return could ruin Grace's chances at inheriting Marshfield Manor. For another, a strange murder occurs soon after Liza's arrival, leaving Grace to wonder if her shady sister is involved in the deadly mystery.
When the vulnerable Abigail walks into PI Damien Lamb's office and asks him to retrieve her daughter from the confines of an infamous cult, the Children of God, he can't help but fall for her story. And so begins his attempt to rescue Abigail's daughter, Lily, and bring down the charming yet heinous leader of the cult, Rhett Mosley. But Abigail's motivations might not be as clear as they first seem and Lamb finds himself in more danger than he could ever have imagined...
A series of recent mishaps have put the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery's security and judgement into question. The fate of the upcoming Japanese Ancient Surgical Skills exhibition, and its astonishing collection of tonsil excision implements, hangs dangerously in the balance. And over everything hangs the grim specter of a former Director, Flounce Butler-Minton, whose body may be most definitely dead but whose legacy lives on. And with every day that passes, the rumours of what Flounce did behind the Iron Curtain and how the haversack straps, the whippet and the legendary Mrs Cray were involved grow, threatening to erupt into a scandal that may cost the museum everything.
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A terrified mobile call, ending with a scream and the phone going dead, are the last words heard from a young woman. The police are on the scene within minutes, but find only the parked car and telephone. That same afternoon, workmen digging up an old asphalt pad in a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a young woman in her early twenties, who has been dead for 30 years. Then another woman in Brighton goes missing and Roy Grace makes a connection with a piece of information from an eminent London psychiatrist. Brighton has its first serial killer in over eighty years.
96 page novella. J. P. Beaumont is keeping busy with renovations on the new house that he and his wife Mel Soames, the newly appointed Chief of Police in Bellingham, Washington, have bought. But when Beau shows up one afternoon to survey the construction at their new house and finds Mel's car there but no sign of her, his investigative instincts kick in. Suddenly he's back in the game - except this time, his heart is on the line as well as his professional dignity.
A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Bob Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business's brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace. Now it's up to Skinner to track him down. But as he conducts his search it soon becomes clear that another manhunt is also in progress, and that he himself is the target.
A married couple is found dead in their jacuzzi. Their adopted five-year-old daughter has vanished. Inspector Malin Fors, the troubled but brilliant star of the Linkoping police force, is put in charge of the case. As the investigation takes a darker turn, forcing Malin to confront her own demons of obsession and addiction, will she hold out long enough to find the killer - and the missing girl - before it's too late?
Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines for their successful drug searches. When he and his team are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel, they discover a hold containing human cargo instead of drugs. This is just the latest in a series of shipments made by a Colombian drug cartel thwarted by Creed. Neanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O'Dell finds herself investigating a case of execution-style murders and uncovers a hit list with Creed's name on it.
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.
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...
Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, is shocked to learn his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she'd been selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. But she had been high school valedictorian and last Jing-nan knew she'd been enrolled in NYU's honour program in New York. Her parents beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own - reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia's life that she might have kept from them.
Dexter Morgan's world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything - including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime ... ironically ... he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise.
In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsense cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports.
Olivia's mother, Ellie, is converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school - one that, of course, houses a kitchen for those interested in baking. When the workers discover a pile of bones buried within the boarding house's walls, evidence of a long forgotten crime, Livie can't resist the allure of investigating. But she's about to discover that digging up the secrets of the past can be deadly and dangerous.
I can't be certain, but it looks like they're all there.
Maisie's dreams of following in her father and older brothers' footsteps and joining the force are dashed when she's expelled from the police academy and she's reduced to taking a job as a meter maid. But McGranes weren't put on this earth to quit. When she stumbles across the body of a City Hall staffer with two bullets in his chest, her badge-wielding brothers try to warn her off the case. But with the help of her secret crush, shadowy ex-Army Ranger Hank Bannon, Maisie's determined to follow the trail of conspiracy no matter where it leads.
Georgia Kelly has made a home for herself and her stained glass business in a small town on the Hudson River. But when her friend's ex-husband's office suddenly burns to the ground, and Carrie's own office and apartment are robbed, Georgia has to put down her glass and cutter to get to the bottom of the trouble.
He'd been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, scraping to get by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man's life can always get worse - as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer only to find her dead... and 16 ounces of pure heroin missing. On the run from the law, desperate to prove his innocence and find a killer, Ray also faces another foe, merciless and unforgiving: his growing craving for a fix...
Declan Cleary's body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing over 30 years ago. Now the Commission of Location of Victims' Remains is following a tip that he was buried on a small island in the middle of the River Foyle. Instead, the dig uncovers a baby's skeleton. Because evidence uncovered by the Commission cannot lead to prosecution, Devlin is torn. He does not want to resurrect the violent past, yet he has no desire to let a murderer go unpunished.
Nigel never meant for it to happen. At first, he just wanted to be Matt's friend. But when he discovers he can hear what is going on in the flat below him, his fascination with his new neighbour drifts into obsession. Rearranging his furniture to recreate the layout of the rooms downstairs. Buying the same clothes, going through his post, his things. Becoming Matt without him ever knowing. And it would have been all right, if Matt hadn't brought the girl home. When things spiral out of control, Detective Inspector Harland has to unravel the disturbing truth.
Tess Hardy hears fear in the voice of Luke, her violent husband, when he calls from Cambodia, where he is working as a mine-clearer. Then, two weeks later, he's dead. Against her better judgment, Tess is drawn to Cambodia and to the killing fields. There, in Battambang, teenage mothers are disappearing from villages around the minefields, while others are being found mutilated and murdered, their babies abandoned. And there are whispers about the White Crocodile, a mythical beast that brings death to all who meet it.
Lucy Stone travels to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. But when renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau is discovered on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends are detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the Bastille. Now, if she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name...
New York City, 1894. Former NYPD detective Harry Miller is now PI Pamela Thompson's close colleague at Jeremiah Prescott's law firm. Seven years ago, while investigating a case connected to Tammany Hall, he was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of extortion. Now he is seeking Pamela's help in exonerating him. The key to uncovering the truth lies with the murder of a cabdriver and a missing portfolio with the potential to incriminate certain city aldermen of taking backroom bribes.
The Tsar of Russia and his family are visiting Queen Victoria on the auspices of the engagement of the Russian princess Kira to the son of the Queen's cousin. When Kira's bodyguard is found dead on a train returning from Scotland, the Russian royalty refuses help in finding the murderer, suspecting anarchists and demanding every extremist in London be hanged. But instead the Queen has Georgia go undercover as Kira's English secretary. She soon discovers that anarchy isn't the only motive in the case.
The elite task force NYPD Red arrive at a crime scene in Central Park to find a carousel spinning round and round. There is only one rider: a brutally slaughtered woman, her body tied up and dressed in a Hazmat suit, on display for the world to see. The victim, a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections, is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit the city.
Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself. As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin. But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli - his late father's mistress; and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to.
Atbara, Sudan, 1913. A visiting Pasha from the Royal Household insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive's Secret Police, escort him on his return train journey to Cairo, for protection. The train is stranded in the desert following a sandstorm. With the help of English schoolboy Jamie Nicholson, the Mamur Zapt pursues his investigations, convinced that at least one of his fellow passengers has a secret to hide. And what was the Pasha really doing in that remote corner of the Sudan?
A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she's suddenly on location for a real-life crime scene. And when a ghost says the dress belongs to her, the number of clues Cookie has to investigate rivals the size of her shoe collection.
One of Pendergast's most implacable enemies is found dead on his doorstep. But who did it - and why leave the body there? There is only one enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression.
Nameless is hired by Cory Beckett, a beautiful young woman who claims to be a model, to find her missing brother, Kenneth. Kenneth has fled San Francisco in a drug-induced panic to avoid trial on a charge of stealing a valuable necklace from the alcoholic wife of the man for whom he works, wealthy yachtsman Andrew Vorhees. When agency operative Jake Runyon locates and questions the frightened young man, Cory Beckett's motives come into question and the case takes on darkly sinister complexities.
Aspiring romance novelist Eden Elliott discovers the landscape isn't the only thing that's dramatic when a local is done in at a sheep dog trial. Now she must herd together the clues and figure out which ones will lead to a ruthless killer.
Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue - unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
Andy Carpenter is called to a crime scene by his friend Pete Stanton, a policeman. Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diaz. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned eight-year-old son and basset hound. Pete wants Andy and Laurie to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system." This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him...and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day.
There has been a break-in at Andy Carpenter's dog rescue organization. A recently rescued dog has been stolen. Andy and his friend Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog - standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing.
Who can you trust when betrayal is a way of life? Danny Curnow, known in the army family by his call sign, Vagabond, ran agents, informers. Played God with their lives and their deaths, and was the best at his job - and he quit when the stress overwhelmed him. Fifteen years later the stakes are higher, the risks greater, and there is an added agenda on the table. If he wants to survive, Danny will have to prove, to himself, that he has not softened, that he is as hard and ruthless as before.
British intelligence turn to Gabriel Allon after a bomb explodes aboard the yacht of a member of the Royal Family. With British commando Christopher Keller, Gabriel pursues mercenary bomb maker Eamon Quinn. And though he does not realize it, he is stalking an old enemy, a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages.
Kaltrina Dervishi is a prostitute on the run from Serbian gang leader Fisnik Abazi. The police want her to give evidence against him: Abazi wants her dead. Only her lawyer, Keira Lynch, can keep that from happening. If Kaltrina talks and Abazi is imprisoned, then certain information will come to light - information that men will go to any lengths to keep buried. What they don't realise though is that Keira Lynch isn't your typical Glasgow lawyer. They're about to find out, she's at her most dangerous when threatened.
August 1565: When a rival artisan turns up dead outside Ginjiro's brewery, and all the evidence implicates the brewer, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo must find the killer before the magistrate executes Ginjiro and seizes the brewery, leaving his wife and daughter destitute. A missing merchant, a vicious debt collector, and a female moneylender join Ginjiro and the victim's spendthrift son on the suspect list. But with Kyoto on alert in the wake of the shogun's recent death, a rival shinobi on the prowl, and samurai threatening Hiro and Father Mateo at every turn, Ginjiro's life is not the only one in danger.
Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the Plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. Before he can do anything, Oswald is confronted by the shocking death of a young woman, Alison Starvecrow. The ambitious village priest claims that Alison was killed by a band of demonic dog-headed men. Oswald is certain this is nonsense, but proving it - by finding the real murderer - is quite a different matter.
When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz's mother to identify her attacker. It's unusual for Fina to take a case that isn't connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University, for cognitive decline due to head injuries suffered when she was an NEU soccer star 20 years earlier. Was Liz attacked to stop her lawsuit, or were there other secrets in the seemingly innocent woman's life?
When the library roof collapses from the harsh winter weather, diner owner and comfort food chef Trixie Matkowski decides to organize a mac-and-cheese cook-off to raise funds for repairs. Priscilla Finch-Smythe, famous TV chef and former Sandy Harbor resident, is not only available to judge the contest - she's offering an appearance on her show as the grand prize.Trixie hopes that winning first place in the cook-off will help boost publicity for her Silver Bullet Diner. But when another winner is announced, and Priscilla is later found frozen in a snowbank, Trixie starts getting attention from the police instead.
The Death Collector is charming, sophisticated and intelligent, but he likes to dominate women, to make them give themselves to him completely; to surrender their dignity and their lives. He's a collector of beautiful things, so once he traps them he'll never let them go. Joe Parker is Manchester's top criminal defence lawyer and Sam Parker - his brother - is a brilliant detective with the Greater Manchester Police force. Joe is drawn into the Death Collector's world and when the case becomes dangerous, Sam is the first person he turns to.
In the woods of Whisper, Georgia, two bodies are found: one recently dead, the other decayed from a decade of exposure to the elements. The sheriff is going to need help to track down an experienced predator one who abducts girls and holds them for months before ending their lives. Enter ex FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street.
The patron of the most powerful drug cartel in the world is in solitary in a San Diego prison. Art Keller, the DEA agent who put him there - and killed his two brothers - is living at a New Mexican monastery, tending bees. But when Barrera negotiates a deal that lets him serve out his time in a Mexican prison, a series of events is set off that undermines whatever accord existed between the cartels, and a war of unprecedented scale and viciousness erupts. And with Berrera back in the world that he once owned and will do whatever he can to own again, Keller plunges back in the game, playing, as he always did, by his own rules.
1931. A boat from Hong Kong arrives in Shanghai harbor, carrying an official in the Nationalist Party and his striking wife, Leng. An assassin shoots the official, then himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos. Hsueh, a Franco-Chinese photographer aboard the same boat, suspects his White Russian lover, Therese, is unfaithful. Why else would she have disappeared so often on their recent vacation? When he's arrested for mysterious reasons in the French Concession and forced to become a police collaborator, he realizes that in the seamy, devious world of Shanghai, no one is who they appear to be.
Mack and her barstool detectives are happy to help when Tiny, one of the bar's newest patrons, asks them to look into his sister's murder. Though the case has gone cold, Mack's heightened senses quickly put her on the killer's trail. But when a throng of reporters intrigued by her talents descends on Mack's Bar, her efforts are muddled as a real-life Moriarty begins putting her infamous skills to the test, leaving Mack feeling shaken and stirred...
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.
After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge. No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive?
A child discovers a woman's body buried beneath the beach. Then another victim is found. Neither friends nor family had even reported either woman missing. How could their killer be getting away with murder? It's chilling evidence that Detective Inspector Helen Grace is hunting a monster who's not just twisted, but clever and careful. And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation she realizes that time might be running out for someone still alive ...
The media's dubbed him the Fallen Angel Killer - a crazed murderer who's leaving the bodies of high-priced call girls in Los Angeles tourist traps. The killer has raised the stakes, demanding that a mysterious celebrity publically admit to his sinful secrets - or he'll dispose of his latest kidnapped escort. FBI profiler Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in to solve one of their most baffling cases yet.
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.
David discovers his cousin Marla has been secretly raising a child who is not her own - a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened - even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past - in blood.
When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner, Lieutenant Piotr "Kaz" Kazimierz, are assigned to investigate. The Devonshire beach is the home to Operation Tiger, the top-secret rehearsal for the approaching D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the area is restricted; no one seems to know where the corpse could have come from.
Georgie's mother, the much-married actress, decides to get a quick divorce in Reno, dragging Georgie along for moral support. On their transatlantic voyage, the royal pair meet a Hollywood movie mogul who offers Georgie's mother a part in his next film. But soon after they arrive at this Malibu estate, the man is found dead and it is up to Georgie to reprise her role as star sleuth.
Cassie Dewell is the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad, now oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market. While delivering newspapers, 12 year old Kyle witnesses a car accident and takes a mysterious bundle from the scene. Now in possession of a lot of money and packets of white powder, Kyle wonders if his luck has changed. Meanwhile Cassie realizes that she may be in over her head as a gang war heats up.
The immensely powerful - and occasionally homicidal - Shanghai billionaire Sidney Cao has asked Ellie to investigate Marsh Brody, his son's suspicious new American business partner. Ellie knows she can't refuse, and is grudgingly swept up into the elite social circles of Sidney's three children: debauched Guwei, rebellious Meimei and social climber Tiantian. When a waitress is murdered at one of Tiantian's parties, the investigating detective pinpoints Ellie as the prime suspect, and she has to work quickly to get herself out of an ugly situation.
Newly minted FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is settling into her job in San Antonio, Texas, when the corpse of Harper Worthington, the husband of a sitting congresswoman, is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town. It's up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air.
In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives - she learns how the other half dies. Jillian's mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered.
In his latest case, Sonchai is paired with young, female inspector Krom. Like him, she's an outsider on the police force, but she is socially savyy and a technological prodigy. In the midst of a typhoon they witness a deadly demonstration of super-human strength from a man who is seemingly controlled by a CIA operative. Could the Americans really have figured out a way to create some sort of super-soldier who is both physically and psychologically enhanced? Are they testing it, or him, on Thai soil? And why is everyone, from the Bangkok police to the international community, so eager to turn a blind eye?
An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.
A body is found in a reservoir fifty miles north of New York City. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, the police find a photograph of a baby they believe is her daughter - a little girl they can't identify. Or find. Where is the child? Is she still alive? And what is the meaning behind the disturbing note in the woman's bag? "Go back to your country. You don't belong here."
A group of old university friends are in Unst to celebrate the wedding of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party one of them, Eleanor, disappears apparently into thin air. The next day Eleanor's best friend Polly receives an email from her saying she'll never be found alive. And so it seems, because the woman's body is found, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Before she disappeared Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of Peerie Lizzie, a child who was drowned close by in the 1920s.
When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove - a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan - to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body. It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect.
At the heart of the community of Prosperous, Maine lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town. But now the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw PI Charlie Parker to Prosperous. And in him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history. And in inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Assassin Carl Bowman's latest assignment is to take out a ten-year-old girl. He doesn't know what she's done or why someone wants her dead. He just knows he has to kill her. But with the girl in his sights, Carl can't bring himself to pull the trigger. Instead he goes on the run, taking her with him.
Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk, haunted by his own daughter's unsolved kidnapping many years ago, feels it's his personal duty to take on child abduction cases. But in this latest case it is soon clear to him that the kidnappers never intended to return the child, regardless of how much her parents were willing to pay. Knowing he has nothing left to lose, Simon throws himself into the hunt for the girl with reckless abandon, following a lethal trail that will take him from the California coast to the Cayman Islands, through the wild jungles of Costa Rica, and into some of the darkest reaches of his own soul.
Stockholm s Intercrime team, a specialized group created to investigate violent, international crime, has been split up, their leader forced into early retirement, and his officers reassigned to mundane cases. But a series of precisely targeted bomb attacks in a high-security prison, a car involved in a drug deal, and a dark suburban street brings the Intercrime team back together, urgently. There is something dangerous approaching Sweden, and they are the only people who can do anything to stop it.
Three men brave the war-ravaged streets of an unnamed Latin American country to meet at the opulent home of a friend, the famed surgeon Daniel Pacheco, for their semiannual gathering. As a lavish meal is served by the sullen housekeeper, interest centers on the photograph of an intriguingly beautiful young woman. Spellbinding revelations of erotic obsession and betrayal unfold, interrupted by the increasing bloodshed that presses closer to Pacheco's door.
Archaeologist Neil Watson is pulled from the historic Paradise Court to a ruined village from the First World War. Even with the help of the attractive and enigmatic Lucy, Neil cannot shake the feeling that something is missing from his explorations: a cryptic clue that might have been lost when Sandrock tumbled into the sea many years ago. A clue that could help DI Wesley Peterson solve his most puzzling case to date.
Assistant DA Alex Cooper's sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Detective Mike Chapman, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can.
When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman find themselves hunting for a killer whose only signature is a carefully drawn symbol carved into his victims' bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks. After a second body is discovered in a terminal alleyway, attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub and the potential for a bigger attack. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central's expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets.
A 16-month-old boy with Down's Syndrome is found naked and drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Konrad Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother's story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.
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.
1895. During her first Newport season, Deanna Randolph attends a ball given in honor of Lord David Manchester, a Barbadian sugar magnate, and his sister, Madeline. The Manchesters are an immediate success along with their exotic manservant and his fortune-telling talents. But on the nearby cliffs, a young maid lies dead and suspicion falls on Joseph Ballard, a member of one of the town's most prestigious families. Joe humiliated Deanna when he rebuffed an engagement to her, but while he may be a cad, she knows he isn't a killer.
The night of the restaurant's 70th anniversary party brings a crowd - and a full throttle hurricane. When the storm finally passes, everyone thinks they're in the clear - until the first casualty is found, and it's old family friend Pete Petrocelli. Remembering a story that Pete told her, Vic isn't certain his death was an accident and decides to dig deeper into the story.
Pirate Week is sweeping through Crystal Cove and keeping Jenna Hart and her bookstore, the Cookbook Nook, plenty busy. But she's not too swamped to also host the local Chocolate Cookbook Club's meeting - especially because the guest of honour is her friend, candy maker and cookbook author Coco Chastain. Jenna whips up a delicious event amidst the rowdy festivities, but the mood is soon broken by robberies, simmering tempers, and a dead body - Coco's editor, Alison.
Summer 1358. A perfect storm between Cambridge's older establishments and the new Winwick Hall newcomers is brewing when the murder of a leading member of the Guild is soon followed by the death of one of Winwick's senior Fellows. Assisting Brother Michael in investigating these fatalities leads Matthew into a web of suspicion, where conspiracy theories are rife but facts are scarce and where the pressure from the problems of his college and his family sets him on a path that could endanger his own future...
Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in the mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening of the 2008 recession. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever.
The police are stopping cars on Elmhirst Road, searching for something. While Nicki Clements is waiting, she glimpses a face she hoped she'd never see again. He's the cop checking each car. She makes a panicky U-turn and escapes. But her behaviour did not go unnoticed, and now the police have summoned her for questioning. A resident of Elmhirst Road has been murdered - a controversial newspaper columnist named Damon Blundy. The detectives begin peppering her with questions. One simple answer could clear her. But she can't explain why she fled Elmhirst Road that day without revealing the secret that could ruin her.
1860s San Francisco. After serving as a nurse in the Crimea, British-born Celia Davies partnered with her half-Chinese cousin Barbara and her opinionated housekeeper Addie to open a free medical clinic for women who have nowhere else to turn. But Celia's carefully constructed peace crumbles when one of her Chinese patients is found brutally murdered and Celia s hotheaded brother-in-law stands accused of the crime.
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and her partner, Detective Sergeant Noah Drake, are investigating the recent discovery of two dead boys in a bunker beneath a London garden. Terry and Beth, under whose garden the bodies were discovered, have two children of their own, and are also fostering a difficult boy named Clancy. Clancy reminds Marnie of her foster brother, Stephen, who murdered her parents. Is Marnie's past blinding her to the truth? Only one thing is certain: when Terry and Beth's biological children vanish, Marnie can't waste a moment finding them.
Master psychologist by day, seductive adrenaline junkie by night, Grace Blades has a very dark past - one that's about to bleed into a terrifying present.
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."
When a raging tornado hits Fort Worth, Megan's squad car is flipped over and her devoted police dog, Brigit, is not amused. The streets are littered with looters - and members of a violent street gang - and no local business is safe. But Megan, outmanned and outgunned, has no choice but to let the gang members get away. Later, when she learns that one of them is a suspect in an unsolved murder case, Megan is determined to see that justice is served.
Behind her down-home folksy persona, celebrity chef Sonia Scott is a real Dixie diva who has made plenty of enemies in her climb to the top of the culinary world. One of them is the newest member of the Dream Club, Etta Mae Beasley, who claims Sonia stole her family's recipes and used them in her latest cookbook. After Sonia's suspicious death from anaphylactic shock at a book signing held at Taylor and Ali's retro candy store, Etta's revelation sows seeds of doubt in Taylor Blake's mind.
Shy and gentle Darren Sears was only eleven when his sister Jodie and six other girls disappeared, presumed murdered by notorious killer Alicia Duvall. Ten years later, Darren's mother, now sick with cancer, demands Alicia reveal where Jodie's remains are, but her plea ends in humiliation and failure. Desperate to alleviate his mum's heartbreak, Darren gets a job as a cleaner in the psychiatric hospital where Alicia is committed, hoping he can find out the truth.
Paris, 1941. The SS has a paradoxical taste for the "negermusik" and their favorite gathering place is La Caverne Negre, where American jazz musician Eddie Piron leads the band. One night the drummer for "Eddie et Ses Anges," an indifferent musician but an essential part of the band, disappears. When his body is found in the Seine the next day, Eddie becomes entangled in the murder investigation. He soon finds himself in the clutches of a mercenary intelligence broker who discovers why Eddie Piron is really in Paris and what he's really hiding.
On the same day PI Mark Novak's wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. For Mark to delve beneath the town's surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone. A man who seemed to have lost his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well.
Oslo, 1969. When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case.
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself pursuing a serial killer whose methods are eerily similar to the one pursued by her great-grandfather almost a century-and-a-half before. But that's just the beginning of her problems. The son of her boyfriend is nearly beaten to death at Brown University. The investigation leads back to Texas and to the Chinese high-tech company awarded the contract to build the US's 5G network.
Tourists like Susan Champlain pass through the Chesapeake Bay region every year. But when Susan pays Pastor Luke Bowers a visit, he's disturbed by what she shares with him. Her husband has a short temper, she says, and recently threatened to make her "disappear" because of a photo Susan took on her phone. Luke is concerned enough to tip off Tidewater County's chief homicide investigator, Amy Hunter. That night, Susan's body is found at the foot of the Widow's Point bluff. Hunter soon discovers Susan left behind clues that may connect her fate to a series of killings in the Northeast, a powerful criminal enterprise, and to a missing Rembrandt masterpiece.
When her good friend Virginia Hayward's father passes away, Hattie Davish rushes to her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri. She's looking forward to visiting the place where she grew up, even if the circumstances bringing her there are bleak. But upon her arrival, Virginia is cold and distant, Frank Hayward's death is shrouded in mystery, and a string of troubling incidents have descended on Hattie's alma mater, Mrs. Chaplin's School for Women. Frank was the school's bookkeeper, and as Hattie begins investigating the bizarre goings-on, she becomes convinced that someone other than Frank was in the casket - but who?
As part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens - the spicy senoras who sold their chili in plazas all around early 20th century San Antonio - to raise money for charity. But someone wasn't feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it's up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer.
March 1895. Hilary Term at Oxford. In the newly built extension to the University Galleries, Professor Quantock has put the finishing touches to a wondrous computational device which, he claims, is capable of analytical thought to rival that of the cleverest men alive. Sherlock Holmes cannot ignore this challenge. He and Watson travel to Oxford, where a battle of wits ensues between the great detective and his mechanical counterpart as they compete to see which of them can be first to solve a series of crimes.
Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, attempt to escape their roots in Glasgow's most desperate fringes and become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades. But while one rises quickly up the ranks, the other will fall prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and ever spiralling debts.
Nate Colgan, the Jamieson organization's new 'security consultant', can little imagine how things are about to unravel. It begins with an execution, a message. Soon the various factions within the organization are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact. A new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war.
On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder-and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case.
Della and her friend Jenny are remodeling Dream Weaver, turning their shared business space into two separate shops. But after the work is completed, building inspector Howard Swanson refuses to grant Jenny the permit to reopen her coffee shop. Determined to get to the bottom of the hold-up, Della heads to Howard's office to defend Jenny's livelihood, only to find the inspector dead - and the police spinning a yarn about Della being responsible.
While a pregnant Nora relaxes in her best friend's Bucks County pool, she doesn't have far to look for her next big story. A Broadway show is in rehearsal next door at the home of the legendary late composer "Toodles" Tuttle. His diva widow, Boom Boom, reigns over his estate with an iron fist. She has also racked up a chorus line of enemies, so the old broad's death is a hotly anticipated event. But imagine everyone's dismay when it's her beloved daughter, Jenny, who drops dead just as the lights are set to go on for the lucrative new Toodles musical.
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.
Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of its professors is murdered, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie. The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz's university sweetheart. When she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse. To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old and terrible wounds. It will be his most dangerous - and his most personal - investigation yet.
DI Zoe Dolan is tracking a stalker who brutally attacks women in their own homes. With no idea how he gets in, or who he'll target next, the case is at a dead end - until a tip-off from a confidential helpline. But instead of helping, the new information drags Zoe deeper into the darkness. As the psyche of a vicious criminal threatens to drown her, the traumas of the past she's never escaped creep closer and closer.
In international politics, the hundred hours following a coup are when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action - something - may reverse the chain of events. As the director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, Judd Ryker gets a chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works, when there's a coup in Mali. But in the real world, those hours include things he's never even imagined. As Ryker races from Washington to Europe and across the Sahara Desert, he finds that personalities, loyalties - everything he thought he knew - begin to shift beneath his feet, and that friends and enemies come in many forms.
When a body is discovered in the woods, DS Nicola Freeman thinks the case is clear cut. The body is Emma Thorley, a troubled teenage girl who has been missing for eleven years. But when Freeman digs into Emma's past, she discovers that things aren't always what they seem. As news of the discovery travels, a group of people find the past coming back to haunt them ... because there are always consequences when good people do bad things.
A body is found in the ruined Constantinople hippodrome: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but there's no sign of the baby. Inspector Cetin Ikmen discovers she was a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic but now squalid areas of Istanbul that her enemy, property developer Ahmet Oden, seeks to destroy and rebuild. Ikmen will unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, where the truth is concealed within the secret history of this antique city.
In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny. When the baby's remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in - only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying...
The Andersson family is being sent scary letters without a sender's name. Gotland policeman Fredrik Broman and his colleagues take the threats seriously, but cannot rule out the possibility that it is all a tasteless joke. When the threats escalate and the couple's daughter disappears, all doubts vanish. When the police pressure the husband, a complicated family history is revealed. What really made him return to the small island after his successful career as an international photographer?
For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter's murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help.
San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.
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.
Though she's confessed to her husband's murder, Rachel is mounting a battered woman's defense. Forced into helping the prosecution, Mark becomes unsure of his objectivity when his investigation uncovers uncomfortable parallels between Rachel's history and his own. That concern proves well-founded when his damaging admission at trial all but convicts Rachel. Then a tip connects the case to another suspected murder and evidence that Rachel may not be guilty after all.
In 1944 a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighbourhood outside London. Throughout that summer - until one father forbids it - the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface.
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.
Eve Dallas has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her - again and again... With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate - and dangerous - psychological dance.
Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career.
Gracie and her Search and Rescue teammates are searching along the highway in the middle of the blisteringly hot Mojave Desert when they make a grisly discovery - a trash bag containing human body parts. Not long after, Gracie's growing friendship with a ten-year-old runaway draws her unwittingly into the secretive, hate-filled world of the boy's family - a group of gun-toting extremists. As a wildfire roars into Timber Creek, Gracie finds herself caught up in an explosive plot that, unless she stops it, will destroy countless innocent lives.
A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way. Unwarned, the Prefect Cato and the Centurion Macro are with the Roman army pursuing Caratacus and his men through the mountains of Britannia.
Summer tourists are flocking to Broken Rope, Missouri. Old West skits are running smoothly, actors are behaving, and stagecoach rides are more popular than ever, but when a spectral visitor appears by ghost train, it's a job only Betts and Gram can handle. Gram soon starts having nightmares about their ghostly visitor's demise. And if a ghost and the hot summer weather weren't making things sticky enough, one of the town's volunteers - a man notorious for having more than his fair share of ex-wives - is murdered.
Home stager Caprice De Luca is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former 80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend's house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice's ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn't surprised when the snappish Southern belle is strangled to death with a tieback from her tacky velvet drapes. But just as she draws back the curtains on the truth, Caprice realizes she may be next on a murderer's set list.
When it becomes clear that Finn has fallen for a pretty cat from the Mercy Animal Sanctuary, Jillian and Tom readily agree to make room for one more - even though the tortoiseshell kitty has been sneaking out of the adoption center bringing back trinkets, shoelaces, and socks. But when she brings back an antique locket, Finn enlists Tom's and Jillian's sleuthing skills. They hope to return the treasured item to its owner, but their search for answers is sidetracked when a body is found.
An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. Philip Ashton is arrested for murder and his family asks Bess Crawford to find the only known witness to the tragedy, now at the Front in France. But he refuses to tell her anything that will help the Ashtons. Realizing that he believes the tissue of lies that has nearly destroyed a family, Bess must convince him to tell her what really happened that terrible Sunday morning.
Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it's not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend of Poly, is the prime suspect.
Max Camara is back in Valencia, with his partner Alicia and his anarchist, marijuana-growing grandfather Hilario. In the old police headquarters, the mood is tense, as the chief hunts for cuts - who will go, Camara or his friend Torres? The two men are flung into action investigating the suicide of an ex-bank clerk and the brutal murder of a young American woman.
Magnus McFall is no stranger to trouble, but he never expected a life sentence. He is arrested just as a pandemic called 'The Sweats' hits London. Growing public disorder results in emergency powers and he finds himself imprisoned without trial. An unlikely alliance with long-termer Jeb and a prison riot offer the opportunity of escape. The two men force their way through the devastated city and head north into countryside fraught with danger. Magnus is unsure if Jeb is an ally or an enemy and soon he is forced to decide how far he will go in order to survive.
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.
Jordan works hard to improve Vera Van Alst's collection of classic detective stories. So when Chadwick Kauffman - heir to the Kauffman fortune - offers a very good price on a fine collection of Ngaio Marsh first editions owned by his recently deceased stepfather, she is thrilled to meet with him at his fabled summer estate, Summerlea. The next day, Jordan and Vera are shocked to read that Chadwick has died in a fall from the grand staircase at Summerlea. But the picture in the paper is of a different man...
This story occurs when Mycroft Holmes, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assisted the Secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad - based on actual history.
Carl Morck, head of Department Q, leads Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything or anyone get in the way. ____Albert, Susan Wittig. DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE SILVER DOLLAR BUSH. [DARLING DAHLIAS #5]. Prime Crime, 10.49 pb. Darling, Alabama, spring 1933. When the local bank suddenly closes, the small town of Darling is caught short on cash. To avoid disaster, town leaders hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars. The "funny money" can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal.
It's a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible - until now. John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice.
Agatha Raisin's animosity toward therapist Jill Davent was well-known. Unfortunately she voiced it in such a way that it later sounded like a death threat. After Jill was found strangled to death in her office. Agatha becomes the prime suspect, but is determined, along with her team of private detectives, to prove her innocence and find the real culprit.
There's something 100% off about Maggie and her fiance Sam's new dream home in the historic section of St. Stanley. The lights flicker, the doors blow shut, and their cat, Marshall Dillon, hisses at empty space. And there's something in the basement that's definitely not a bargain. After Maggie discovers a skeleton in the root cellar, she's convinced her house is haunted by a murdered man's ghost. With the help of her Good Buy Girls, Maggie works to tag a killer.
A marine engineer who tumbles off a cliff path on a windy night. A burglary where everything taken was returned by the thief. The suicide of a man in love with life.An accident, a mystery, an unexplained tragedy. And nothing at all to connect them. Until, that is, Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, searching for something - anything - to take her mind off the tedious job of evidence-cataloguing she's been assigned to, starts to wonder if all three incidents are not quite what they seem.
Florida private eye Doak Miller agreed to help the local cops by posing as a hit man to catch a woman looking to get rid of her husband. But then he met the wife - and fell, hard. Now he's plotting with her to commit a murder that could net them millions of dollars and the chance to be together. But to pull it off under the watchful eyes of the police, it will have to be the perfect crime...
For the Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its handful of residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister...
Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Forces troops, disguised as pro-Russia activists, into Ukraine and Moldova under the pretext of protecting Russian-speaking citizens. A secret US-Polish alliance decides to strike back with a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID) manned robots. And there's only one man capable of leading the mission: Brad McLanahan, son of the legendary Patrick McLanahan.
When Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia comes under threat. Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention: the assault and robbery of a wealthy merchant's young wife, shady art deals, and a search for arms traffickers that leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a tragic turn.
Vincent Marelli, the Wolf, runs the largest criminal organization in the world. But he makes one mistake, lets his guard down, and his wife and daughters are gone, murdered by terrorists with a lethal ax to grind. So now it is the full strength of international organized crime against every known terrorist group working today. Crime versus chaos.
Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax's plan to reunite her friend Prue with her estranged - and allegedly wealthy - mother, Henrietta, is met with a grim surprise. Not only is the marquise's Paris mansion a mouse-infested ruin, but Henrietta has inexplicably vanished, leaving behind an evasive husband, two sinister stepsisters, and a bullet-riddled corpse in the pumpkin patch decked out in a ball gown and one glass slipper - a corpse that also happens to be a dead ringer for Prue.
Bob Miller, retired police chief and member of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, is stunned by the arrival of his 21 year old granddaughter, Darla, whom he has never seen. But some of the ladies of the book club find their Southern hospitality strained as they question the motives behind this sudden reunion. After a dead man is found in Molly Mathews's backyard, their concerns grow more serious. Lizzie Turner saw Darla arguing with the stranger the day before, but when the police question her, Darla proves to be an unreliable narrator.
"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. He thinks, How bad can this thing be?
The next episode in television producer Laurie Moran's series that revisits old, unsolved crimes will be the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. With the help of lawyer and series host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen - but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?
In a valley in Northumberland, a shocking discovery shatters the peace in a quiet farming community. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're visiting family in Australia. Then Percy, a retired farm labourer who lives with his divorced daughter in a development on the farmland, finds Patrick, the house-sitter, dead by the side of the lane on the way into the valley. When Vera Stanhope arrives and looks round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man.
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.
When Robert Walking Bear's body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental - except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy's buried loot with a map he had obtained from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.
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.
Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell was an aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country. He is shocked when a friend from that time is now found murdered in a New York alley, especially because signs suggest that his murder is connected to the tragic death decades ago of Martine Aubert - the only woman Ray ever truly loved.
It's Fairy Tale Week in New York City, and Clare Cosi has given her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for the Central Park festival. Her ex-husband has contributed a bag of African coffee beans with alleged magical properties, and his octogenarian mother is giving out readings of the grinds. But Clare remains skeptical - until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods.
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before - two and a half years ago on the other side of the country. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads and a killer who leaves no traces, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That's when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He's a skilled manhunter with an uncanny ability to predict the Samaritan's next moves.
The medicus Ruso and his wife, Tilla, are back in the borderlands of Britannia, where he is tending the builders of Hadrian's Great Wall. Having been forced to move off their land, the Britons are distinctly on edge and are still smarting from the failure of a recent rebellion that claimed many lives.The tension grows when Ruso's recently arrived clerk goes missing and things go from bad to worse when the young son of a local family also vanishes.
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O'Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox - bring down the world's most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it's the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn't know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate - loving drug lord.
Sabrina has never been the superstitious type. Still, when she moves to Lavender, Texas, to write her first novel and help her Aunt Rowe manage her vacation rental business, Sabrina can't avoid listening to the rumors that a local black cat is a jinx - especially after the stray in question leads her directly to the scene of a murder.The deceased turns out to be none other than her Aunt Rowe's awful cousin Bobby Joe Flowers, a known cheat and womanizer who had no shortage of enemies.
Commissario Alec Blume, on leave for health problems, fleeing his partner Caterina and their newborn daughter, retreats to a villa somewhere in central Italy, where he enrolls in a natural remedies class conducted by a young woman named Silvana. But rather than finding comfort, Blume becomes increasingly ill - and ill at ease - in his new environment, and immediately makes an enemy of Niki, Silvana's ambiguous fiance. Then a Romanian girl who works in Niki's nightclub comes to Blume and asks for his help in finding her disappeared friend, Alina.
Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year's Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady's maid in the garden.
Charles Olav Torp has problems. He's grieving for his late wife, he's lost his job, and gambling debts have alienated him from his teenage daughter. Desperate, his solution is to rob an elderly woman of her money and silverware. But Harriet Krohn fights back, and Charlo loses control. Wracked with guilt, Charlo attempts to rebuild his life and regain his dignity. But the police are catching up with him, and Inspector Konrad Sejer has never lost a case yet.
Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?
There are three finalists in the contest for the town's official Haunted House, and ten thousand dollars will go to the winner, with the rest of the contributions and proceeds funding a new community center. But after the Museum of Yankee Horrors wins first place, the transformed Victorian boarding house is vandalized ... and among scattered mannequins of Hester Prynne, Lizzie Borden, and the Headless Horseman, a real dead body is found - one of the contest judges.
Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.
Librarian Lucy Richardson's socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston - and reunite her with her ex-fiance. To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her former classmate Karen Kivas. So, when Karen turns up dead outside the library the next morning, Suzanne is immediately at the top of the suspect list. Now Lucy must hunt down a dangerous killer - before the authorities throw the book at her poor mother.
Spring, 1919. James 'Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, has enlisted under false colours in the service of the elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer. He is given a mission that takes him to the far north of Scotland-to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow. Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships. What that document contains forces him to break cover and race towards London with information that could destroy Lemmer-if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it.
July 1919. The trail uncovered by ex-flying ace Max Maxted leads to Japan and a mysterious prisoner held by his father's old enemy, Count Tomura. The team he has recruited to finish the job are already there, where their paths cross that of former German spymaster, Fritz Lemmer, now rebuilding his spy network in the service of a new, more sinister cause.
X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Kinsey wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether she can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
It is the wettest winter on record and as Christmas approaches the rivers burst their banks and the farmers' fields lie under several feet of water. In the village of Weston Saint Ambrose, a young girl's body is seen floating downstream and when it becomes stuck under the jetty at a reclusive writer's home, the author is alarmed to discover that he recognises the victim of a brutal murder...
Homicide cop Lizzie Snow moves from Boston to Bearkill, Maine. A rash of freak accidents and suicides has left a string of dead men - all former local cops. Now the same cruel eyes that watched them die are on Lizzie - and so is the pressure to find out what sort of monster has his hooks in this town, what his ruthless game is, and just how brutally he'll play to win.
When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer's tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty year old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.
After another kitchen explosion at her Aunt Sherry's farmhouse, Nixy must check on her aunt in person. But the trouble Nixy finds in Lilyvale is not at all what she expects. The seniors are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse, featuring Sherry's hand-woven baskets, when land developer Jill Elsman arrives to bully Nixy's aunt into selling the property. When Jill is later found dead in the cemetery, Sherry is suspected of weaving a murder plot.
Poke Rafferty's adopted Thai daughter Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone that contains photographs of two murdered police officers. As Miaow's carefully constructed personal life falls apart, Rafferty discovers that the murders are part of a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkok law enforcement and beyond. Miaow's discovery threatens the entire family, and in order to survive, they may ultimately have to depend on someone who has betrayed them in the past.
1708. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself. When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing.
Brothers Danny and Clay Gunn were brought up an ocean apart, but blood will out. Both served in the military, and both know how to kill, taking work as private military contractors and freelance 'fixers'. But when they save a female journalist in the Nevada desert, it is they who become the targets, stalked by a paramilitary team known only as The Presidents, under orders from the heart of government. To stay alive they must turn the tables, stop running, and become hunters once again.
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.
Days after the encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls, New York Pinkerton detective Frederick Chase arrives in Europe. Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones must forge a path through the darkest corners of England's capital - from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks - in pursuit of a sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.
A story that unfolds in the Golden Age of Bond - the 1950s - and is the first new Bond novel to feature original, never-before-published material by Ian Fleming.
Part-time sleuth and full-time fashionista Haley Randolph just won an all-expenses-paid vacation at the Rowan Resort. The island has everything Haley imagined: pristine beaches, posh accommodations, and possibly Brad Pitt. But trouble soon looms on the horizon when Jaslyn Gordon, a maid at the island resort, goes missing. And while practically looting the resort for a Sea Vixen beach bag, Haley of course finds the maid - on the beach - and clearly dead.
The loner Erlendur has recently joined the police force as a young officer. The beat on the streets in Reykjavik is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband ... And an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.
Erlendur is a recently promoted detective. His world is dominated by drug-dealers, a cold case involving a missing schoolgirl, a CIA operative and the murky history of America's presence in Iceland. A man falls from scaffolding inside a vast aircraft hangar on the US naval air base. Several miles away, at a geothermal power station, a shoe is seen sticking out of the water, attached to a body.
Year's best short crime fiction published in the UK. Contributors include Lee Child, Val McDermid, Paul Johnston, Edward Marston, Peter Tremayne, Amy Myers, Alexander McCall Smith, Peter Turnbull, Christopher Fowler, Simon Kernick, Peter Lovesey, David Hewson and John Lawton.
WALKER NOVEL. Morrow, 33.50 hc. Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter's case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help.
When she runs into her friend's deadbeat dad at the local deli, undertaker Emma Lee Raines can't wait to tell Mary Anna Hardy that he's back in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, after five long years. Cephus Hardy may have been the town drunk, but he didn't disappear on an epic bender like everyone thought. He was murdered. And he's heard that Emma Lee has been helping lost souls move on to that great big party in the sky.
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work in a fairground and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. An all-new illustrated edition featuring artwork by Robert McGinnis, Glen Orbik, Mark Summers and Pat Kinsella.
Late one night, Mikael Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker-a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda.
Oslo, 1970. The first murder was only the spark. Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen, known as K2, witnesses a young woman desperately trying to board a train only to have the doors close before her face. The next time he sees her, she is dead. As K2 investigates, with the help of his precocious young assistant Patricia, he discovers that the story behind Marie Morgenstierne's murder really began two years ago, when a group of politically active young people set out on a walking tour in the mountains.
Spider Shepherd's MI5 Controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Worse, he's asked to cooperate with his nemesis at MI6, Jeremy Willoughby Brown, in taking Charlie down. And he will have to cross the assassin, Lex Harper, currently on the trail of two Irish terrorists , who may be able to lead him to his ex-boss.
On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable. She left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity. Now Melisandre has returned to Baltimore to film a reunion with her estranged teenage daughters for a documentary. Tess Monahan is asked to assess Melisandre's security needs. Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder.
Sebastino Raposa returns to Portugal in the guise of English businessman Sebastian Foxx to stalk the ruthless Inquisitor priest, Pedtro Azinheiro, who unjustly imprisoned his parents.Compelled to play a game of deception and greed, Sebastian Foxx will find himself befriended, betrayed, tempted by desire, and tormented by personal turmoil. And when a twist of fate turns his carefully laid plans to chaos, he will be forced to choose between surrendering to bloodlust or serving the cause of mercy.
A friend in his cigar club asks Antoine to visit Rene Rouquet, a retired postal worker who has found a rolled-up canvas in his apartment. As the apartment once belonged to Cezanne, Rouquet is convinced he s discovered a treasure. But when Antoine arrives at the apartment, he finds Rene dead, the canvas missing, and a mysterious art history professor standing over the body. When the painting is finally recovered, the mystery only deepens. The brushwork and color all point to Cezanne. But who is the smiling woman in the painting?
A beautiful jogger, drained of blood, dismembered, then meticulously reassembled on the the grass in Central Park. Subway derailments, plummeting elevators, collapsing construction cranes, apartment explosions all creating a bloody, senseless puzzle. Detective Frank Quinn knows that even while the slayer is taunting the cops and the public, he s also screaming to be caught. But Quinn will have to risk everything he holds precious to bring in this killer.
London, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend - until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star writes that her illegitimate son by an English lord has disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre. Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem.
It's time for Handmade Blue Plum, an annual arts and crafts fair, and Kath and her knitting group TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber) plan to kick off the festivities with a yarn bombing. But they're not the only ones needling Blue Plum. Bagpiper and former resident Hugh McPhee had just returned after a long absence, yet his reception is anything but cozy. The morning after his arrival, he's found dead in full piper's regalia.
Aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran's Pulizter Prize-winning photo. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black-and-white image is a picture of a woman in a wedding dress, standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. Behind her back, she holds a six-shooter. The woman in the photograph is Megan Cahill, suspected of killing her husband, millionaire Raymond Cahill, with the six-shooter on their wedding night. But the murder was never solved and the one person who may know the whole story--Kathy Moran--isn't talking.
Martha Rose is stunned when she hears that her best friend from high school has passed away. Her shock doubles when she learns that Harriet Oliver made her the executor of her estate. But when investigators determine that Harriet was murdered, Martha recruits her fellow quilters to help find the culprit. She's mastered the art of piecing together blocks to create intricate quilts, but piecing together her friend's murder will prove far more challenging.
Detective Sime Mackenzie travels as part of an eight-officer investigation team to Entry Island, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometers wide and three long, it is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home. But when Sime comes face to face with the prime suspect, he is convinced that he knows her - though they have never met. He becomes increasingly obsessed with her and, in spite of mounting evidence, convinced of her innocence.
It's Bastille Day in Paris. The Happy Hoofers - Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini - are all set to kick off the fete by dancing the cancan on a beautiful sightseeing cruise down the Seine. As the leggy ladies soak in the magic of the city of lights, everything is magnifique - until a very important patron goes belly-up on the top deck.
A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The suspect, a world-renowned photographer named Kiharazaka, has a deeply unsettling portfolio, and stands accused of murdering two women - both burned alive - and will likely face the death penalty. But something isn't quite right. As the young writer probes further, his doubts about this man as a killer intensify, and he struggles to maintain his sense of reason and justice. Is Kiharazaka truly guilty, or will he die to protect someone else?
1848. Thoreau returns to Plumford, Massachusetts, in search of a conductor on the Underground Railroad, who has gone missing along with the escaped female slave he was assigned to transport. With the help of his friend, Dr. Adam Walker, Thoreau finds the conductor - shot to death on a back road. They discover that Adam's beloved cousin Julia has given the slave safe harbor. She has put herself in grave danger - another conductor has been murdered in a neighboring town and a letter has been found from someone claiming to have been hired to assassinate anyone harboring fugitive slaves.
The disappearance of a 9 year old boy from Three Pines initiates a frantic search. What Armand Gamache uncovers deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Surete du Quebec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself plays a terrible part in what happened next.
As a pledge of the exclusive Alpha Sigma Pi sorority, Shandra should have known not to throw herself at a sister's boyfriend. Her target's fiancee, Phoebe, and her sorority sisters Miranda and Camille, decide it's time to teach Shandra a lesson. But the lesson takes an unexpected, deadly turn - and soon the three women find themselves facing three new rules: Never mention what happened that night, protect one another, and "tell no one." Yet when a murderer comes calling, they each discover that some rules are meant to be broken.
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.
The monomaniacal Rand brothers - Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist - are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal "white-blood disease." In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients - wealthy Bryson Radnor - when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes.
Chen Cao is technically in charge of the corruption case of a "Red Prince"---a powerful, high Party figure who embodies the ruthless ambition, greed, and corruption that is increasingly evident in the new China. This "Red Prince" has the kind of connections and power to deflect any attempts to bring him to justice. Now with no power, few allies, and with his own reputation on the line, the former Inspector Chen is facing the most dangerous investigation of his career, and his life.
The Chinese government is ready to demonstrate the existence of dragons, within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see these fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane "CJ" Cameron, a writer for "National Geographic" and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that the dragons are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong.
Ella-Loo and her boyfriend Darryl begin with a carjacking in Arkansas. Things get messy and they wind up killing someone, an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they've landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department.
Jane Ryland, in digging up facts on foreclosures, learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank. Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case.
88 B.C. The young Gordianus is living in Alexandria, making ends meet by plying his trade of solving puzzles and finding things out for pay. But on the day Gordianus turns twenty-two, his slave Bethesda is kidnapped by brigands who mistake her for a rich man's mistress. If Gordianus is to find and save Bethesda, who has come to mean more to him than even he suspected, he must find the kidnappers before they realize their mistake and cut their losses.
Jago is a kid from a rough part of London and now on a fast-track secondment to the bank's Berlin office. He witnesses Marcantonio, one of the new generation in the 'Ndrangheta crime families from Calabria, commit a vicious assault. The police seem uninterested, but Jago refuses to let the matter drop. But by pursuing the gangster to his grandfather's mountain lair, he is stepping into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation, which sets alarm bells ringing in Rome, London and Berlin. It also leads him to Consolata, a young woman who sees in Jago the chance to turn her non-violent protest campaign against the crime families into something altogether more lethal.
Astrologer, fortune teller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must in one week solve a macabre murder mystery that has baffled Japan for 40 years. Who murdered the artist Umezawa, raped and killed his daughter, and then chopped up the bodies of six others to create Azoth, the supreme woman?
Skye is dealing with morning sickness - and trying to hide the news from her ever-meddling mother, May. But Skye quickly comes crashing down from cloud nine when the body of one of her coworkers, science teacher and volleyball coach Blair Hucksford, is found in the school swimming pool. The troublesome trainer was on the bad side of almost everyone on staff and many of the girls on her team, leaving Skye to sort through a huge roster of suspects.
Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are all too familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as "Aurora," is said to be haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances. Now Hollywood actress Skye West has bought Aurora and is selling off its furnishings. Angie is asked to appraise the estate's sizable collection of needlepoint pictures. But the more she examines the pieces, the more they seem to point toward Jasmine's murder - and the murderer.
Nicholas Carr disappeared on his 18th birthday and the world has moved on. His girlfriend has gone to university, his friends have got jobs, the police have other things to look into. But his father, Richard, is still stuck on the three fingers the police dug up from a sodden Manchester wood. What happened to Nicholas on the night he disappeared and why did he never come home? Private investigator Andrew Hunter is Nicholas's last hope.
August 1917. Soldier spy Sandy Innes is officially transferred to Field Marshal Haig's headquarters in France to prepare agents for the next big push, but his secret mission is to spy on Haig's intelligence chiefs. At GHQ, no one is interested in Innes's inside knowledge. Instead, he is attached to an advance assault group dubbed 'The Suicide Club'. His fellow intelligence officers have little faith in the top secret information being fed to Haig by their superior, and as Innes digs deeper he begins to suspect treachery.
While carrying out a hit on a terrorist financier, Victor finds himself the target of an assassin who proves to be just as deadly as he is. Never one to let such a thing go, Victor sets about hunting down his attacker and those who sent her. She is Raven - a freelance assassin with a dark past and hidden agenda. If Victor wants to stay alive he must find out who Raven really is and what she is truly after.
Stone Barrington is faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who is determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone's past resurfaces, there's no telling what chaos will follow in her wake...