hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow with three of his children for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. During an afternoon stroll in the park, Georgii's daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by Erast Fandorin and his Japanese sidekick Masa. But panic ensues when the party realizes that four-year-old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion. A ransom letter arrives from an international criminal demanding the handover of the Count Orlov, an enormous diamond on the royal scepter which is due to play a part in the coronation. Can Fandorin find Mikhail in time?
The whole town of Ashland,Oregon, is in on the surprise Elizabethan-themed wedding that Jules Capshaw is planning for her mom and soon-to-be stepdad. She's hiding racks overflowing with sweet treats while Torte is topsy-turvy with a major remodel and the return of Jules's estranged husband, Carlos. And until now, Jules had no clue about the bitter family feud that has her friend Lance frazzled and suspicious. Then a party crasher takes someone out with a serving of poisoned wine and Jules discovers the deadly cup was intended for her.
Northeast Mississippi, hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home-but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead-a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder.
The Pritchards had never been worth a damn - an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation.
Once a competitive swimmer destined for Olympic gold, Duck Darley is now barely scraping by as an unlicensed PI. Now Duck is hired to track down the teenaged sister of a former teammate turned Olympic champion. Privileged Madeline McKay vanished over Labor Day weekend, leaving behind a too-perfect West Village apartment and a promising athletic career of her own. Duck thinks he's hunting for a self-destructive runaway - until Madeline's film student ex is savagely murdered, and the media spins her as the psycho who killed him.
The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik's police sergeant Gunnhildur into deep waters. Although under pressure to deal with the matter quickly, she is suspicious that the man's death was no accident and once she has identified the body, sets about investigating his final hours.
Jack's in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help. I won't be long. But their mother never came back. Three years later, Jack's fifteen now and still in charge ... alone in the house. Meanwhile across town, a young woman called Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading "I could of killed you". The police are tracking a mysterious burglar they call Goldilocks, for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn't see the point of involving the police. And Jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother.
The new vicar and his wife are driving slowly home from a dinner party when they are confronted with a body hanging from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books).
A triple homicide will rip apart the lives of those related to the lawyers who are partners in Zack's law firm. Dazed by grief, Joanne will seek answers to an impossible question: "Why did they die?" The facts behind the suicide of partner Christopher Altieri appear to provide insights, but for Joanne those insights raise new, unsettling questions.
Royal sleuth Georgie Rannoch learns that her dearest friend Belinda is in an Italian villa awaiting the birth of her illegitimate baby and yearns to run to her side. Then her cousin the Queen asks her to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding. But that is as far as Georgie's luck takes her.
Robert Langdon arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon's first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch's precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever.
TV journalist Kerra Bailey secures an interview with Major Franklin Trapper, a reclusive American hero who once led a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel, through the Major's son, former ATF agent John Trapper. But the interview is a catastrophe: assailants target both Kerra and the Major. John realizes he needs her under wraps if he's going to track down the gunmen...and finally discover who was responsible for the Dallas bombing.
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister, Lisa, committed suicide as a teenager. Now, years later, Riley's father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina, cleaning out his house when she finds evidence that what she has always believed is not the truth. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why, exactly, was she on the run all those years ago?
Travel blogger Amy Abel and her mother, Fanny, are asked to join a group of prominent travel writers on a scenic train tour of Patagonia. Their expedition seems to chug along smoothly until Fanny finds a body scavenged by condors in the wilderness. Even more unsettling, the corpse mysteriously disappears before fellow tourists arrive. Some question Fanny's sanity, but doubt becomes horror when the tour owner's angel investor is found dead in a similar position.
Greece, 454 BC. The charismatic Athenian statesman Pericles arrives in Delos at the head of a small army to forcibly take the treasury back to the safety of Athens. In the face of righteous resistance from the priests, Pericles assigns Nico to bribe their leader. But before he can get very far with this dubiously unholy task, Nico ends up with a murder on his hands.
Young Richard Shakespeare is an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. As the growth of theatre blooms, their rivalry - and that of the playhouses, playwrights and actors vying for acclaim and glory - propels a high-stakes story of conflict and betrayal.
On a sunlit afternoon in seventeenth-century Dorset, a young girl falls in love with a stranger. But when her Puritan brother tries to force her into an unbearable marriage she flees, taking with her only the gift left to her by her unknown father, a gold pendant sealed by an engraving of an axe, and the words St Matthew. One of four intricately wrought seals - each holding a secret within - it can, when combined with the other three, bring great wealth and power. This power is her true inheritance - but it's a perilous legacy others will kill for.
The boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow has given the Democratic People's Republic of Laos the chance they needed to field their first-ever team. It's also just the sort of opportunity the now retired, and therefore very bored, ex-National Coroner of Laos, the venerable Dr. Siri Paiboun, to visit a city he has long wanted to see. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Fearing a conspiracy, Siri and his friends investigate, liaising in secret with Inspector Phosy back home in Laos to see if the man might be an assassin. Siri's progress is derailed when a Lao Olympian is accused of murder. Now in the midst of a murky international incident, Dr. Siri must navigate not one but two paranoid government machines to make sure justice is done.
When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the chief of Rome's major crimes unit lures to the case two of Italy's top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. All evidence suggests that the Father, the masked kidnapper who held Torre captive, is back and active after being dormant for decades. But when Colomba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what's really going on is darker than they ever imagined.
A mysterious woman pleads for the help of Inspectors Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray. Her son, illegitimate scion of the Koloman family, has received an anonymous death threat - right after learning he is to inherit the best part of a vast wine-producing estate. Death and increasingly bizarre happenings will intermigle throughout the trip they take to a small island in the remote Loch Maree.
Following a summons to a fictional patient, Dr Watson finds himself arrested for the horrific murder of an elderly woman. Imprisoned and with the evidence against him, Watson's only hope is that Sherlock Holmes can discover the identity of the real killer. But when a mysterious letter appears to link Watson to blackmail and a notorious street gang, Holmes must use all his powers of reasoning to save his friend from the hangman's noose.
Three years ago, intelligence officer Will Cochrane was brought in by a Delta Force colonel to eliminate a terrorist financier in Berlin. Now, years later, members of the Berlin mission are being targeted for assassination - and one, a CIA agent, is close to discovering the truth when he narrowly escapes an explosive fire that destroys his home. He manages to track down the elusive Will Cochrane, and admits that everything Will has been told about Berlin is a lie. Will is determined to uncover the truth about the Berlin job.
The last thing Sophie needs is constant updates from her mom on the local production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap." But someone's playing the role of the killer for real. After a much-despised cast member is found dead on a catwalk in the theater, Phee has no choice but to be drawn into all the backstabbing and backstage gossip.
Though bookstore-cafe owner Krissy Hancock and her friend Vicki have already made arrangements for a small, simple party for Vicki's wedding, Vicki's snobby drama queen mother has her own ideas and has brought Cathy the wedding planner with her. Cathy is raring to go, possibly energized by the chocolate-covered espresso beans she compulsively munches. But while the caffeine keeps her awake, it doesn't keep her alive - and after Cathy chokes on an espresso bean after being hit in the head, Krissy has to find out who ended her career.
In the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim. The murder investigation provides more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light.
A young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA's operations in postwar Berlin and goes on the run for her life; years later she's gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her past.
1896: A missing daughter. Three dead children. A sinister connection between a farm and an asylum. Arrowood must catch the killer before he strikes again - and before Sherlock Holmes or the police take the credit...
An island paradise held hostage. A band of dangerous killers unleashed. A sinister plot that could push the superpowers to the brink of war. For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort has become the ultimate flashpoint. Their mission: defeat the attackers before more lives are lost. Their only hope is Grave's partner Boxers, but he's hundreds of miles away.
Third year law students Mark, Todd, and Zola learn their for-profit law school is so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. Then they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans. But maybe there's a way out.
Australian. Gold Dagger award winner. Federal agent Aaron Falk hasn't been back to the place where he grew up ever since he and his father were run out of town twenty years ago. Even now, when Falk first gets word that his childhood best friend Luke is dead, he has no intention of going back. But then he gets a note: Luke lied. You lied. Be at the funeral. And, just like that, Falk is swept back into the world he vowed to leave behind - for good. Back in his hometown, Falk is asked by Luke's parents to find the truth about what really happened to their son. Soon, amid the worst drought in a century, a series of long-buried mysteries rises to the surface.
Breaking free from her mounting responsibilities on the Olympic Peninsula, Carson Stables owner Annie Carson reluctantly swaps muddy jeans for breeches to attend a dressage event in Southern California. But after settling into elegant digs at a historic mansion, she finds herself surrounded by palace intrigue, backbiting riders, and cold-blooded murder. As Annie makes heads or tails of clues scattered around the show ring, she must figure out which of her new acquaintances is a killer - before the crazed culprit takes the reins.
Fifteen years ago, a serial killer tagged by the media as the Stickman spread terror throughout Alvin, Alabama, and became detective Joe Fowler's obsession. After fifteen months and nine victims, Harry Stork was identified as the Stickman and Fowler shot him dead. The killings stopped. For a while. Now, more bodies are turning up, each staked through the chest with a stick-figure drawing in the killer's signature style. Detective Leah Teal - Joe Fowler's daughter and Alvin's sole detective - receives a letter before each victim is found, just like her late father did.
Twenty years ago Tatia was adopted into a well-off home, where she seemed happy, settled. Then the youngest boy in the family dies in an accident, and she gets the blame. Did she do it? Tatia was cast out, away from her remaining adopted siblings Joel and Sarah. Now she yearns for a home to call her own. So when she see families going on holiday, leaving their beautiful homes empty, there seems no harm in living their lives while she is gone. But somehow, people keep ending up dead. Did she kill them? As bodies start to appear in supposedly safe neighbourhoods, DI Ray Drake and DS Flick Crowley race to find the thinnest of links between the victims.
Shortly after Kipp Brown and his teenage son, Mungo, arrive at the Amex stadium for their team's biggest-ever football game, Mungo disappears. A short while later Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and a a terrifying warning: We have your son. If you wish to see him alive again you will not contact the police and you will follow our instructions very carefully. But as a massive, covert manhunt for the boy and his kidnappers begins, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace starts to realize that not all is what it seems.
When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status, and a long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from his estate. The Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation and they have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner.
Novella (114 pages). On a surveillance assignment for a child custody case, PI-in-training Nora Watts finds herself on Salt Spring Island. As she investigates, nothing about this remote community seems to add up. It gets personal as Nora confronts her own complicated feelings toward her estranged daughter and becomes increasingly concerned about the child she's been tasked to surveil. She discovers that small, idyllic communities can hide very big secrets. BC author.
Finding the truth about her father's life and his violent death takes Nora Watts from Vancouver to Detroit where Sam Watts grew up, far away from his people and the place of his birth. Thanks to a disastrous government policy starting in the 1950s, thousands of Canadian native children like Sam were adopted by American families. In the Motor City, Nora discovers that the circumstances surrounding Sam's suicide are more unsettling than she'd imagined. Yet no matter how far away Nora gets from Vancouver, she can't shake trouble. Back in the Pacific Northwest, former police detective turned private investigator Jon Brazuca is looking into the overdose death of a billionaire's mistress. His search uncovers a ruthless opiate ring and a startling connection to Nora, the infuriatingly distant woman he'd once tried to befriend.
Natural causes or foul play? That's the question Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life.
When Lisbeth Salander sees a chance of uncovering secrets of her own traumatic childhood, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as the Registry.
Former assassin David Slaton finds on a memory stick a photograph of Zavier Baland, the man who will soon assume command of DGSI, France's elite counterterrorism force. But Slaton has seen that face before. He is Ali Samir, a terrorist Slaton is certain he killed fifteen years earlier. Unable to reconcile this frightening disconnect, he attempts to raise the alarm.
When Laurel Inwood features Italian cuisine on the Terminal at the Tracks menu, she knows she'll need to stock the shelves, the fridge, and the freezer with plenty of wonderful delicacies. But one day, when Laurel is at the restaurant early to get ready for the regular rush of customers, she finds her former employer, Hollywood superstar Meghan Cohan, dead in the Terminal freezer. So what's a Hollywood A-lister doing in Hubbard, Ohio?
This year's Advent retreat has been booked for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Hermione of Ephesus at the pastoral Briar Coast Cabin Resorts in New York. But when the combative Sister Marianna practically loses her religion arguing over minor details with resort co-owner Autumn Tassler, Sister Louise "Lou" LaSalle blessedly steps in as peacemaker. Only days later, Autumn is found strangled in her office, and hot-headed Sister Marianna becomes the sheriff's deputies' prime suspect.
May has been anything but merry for organic farmer Cam Flaherty so far. Her parents have arrived unexpectedly and her crops are in danger. But all of that is nothing compared to the grim murder of her new neighbor, Nicole Kingsbury, the once proud owner of the town's new hydroponic greenhouse - just after Cam's mother publicly protested Nicole's use of chemicals to feed her crops.
When a woman goes missing in a spring snowstorm and is found dead in a bear's den, Sean Stranahan and Sheriff Martha Ettinger investigate. In a pannier of the dead woman's horse, they find a wallet of old trout flies, the leather engraved with the initials EH. Only a few days before, Patrick Willoughby, the president of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club, had been approached by a man selling fishing gear that he claimed once belonged to Ernest Hemingway. A coincidence? Sean doesn't think so.
When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose twenty years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug and alcohol addled mother. Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything.
When the South African Police Service receives a panicked call for help from the wayward daughter of a former Apartheid-era politician, they discover only her body but, within it, a message which will take Colonel Vaughn de Vries and Don February of the Special Crimes Unit on a journey through their country - and their country's past - to decipher and resolve.
Roland Ford is good at finding people. But when he's asked to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman, he's been drawn into something deep and dark. He doesn't know why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Hickman - and why he's getting a different story from everyone involved.
Three collaborations: THE LAWYER LIFEGUARD with Doug Allyn, THE SHUT-IN with Duane Swierczynski, and THE DOCTOR'S PLOT with Benjamin Percy.
Santosh Wagh returns to Private for their new Delhi office, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn't just any house, this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated.
Javid - call him Jay - is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he's just bought his pride and joy - a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet. But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he's just the man they need for a delicate mission. One thing's for sure: now he's a long way East of Hounslow, Jay's life will never be the same again.
When MI5 learns that an enemy agent has been dispatched to assassinate Churchill, Edward is tasked with identifying the killer. His first port of call is the Astors' country house, Cliveden, the base of those who are prepared to go to any lengths to avert war. Joseph Kennedy, the American Ambassador, is a guest there. Then the Ambassador's sons discover a man's body in Cliveden's grounds, Verity recognizes him to be a fellow journalist and as war looms, Edward and Verity enter a tense race against time to identify the assassin.
Dublin 1940. An IRA attack leaves two guards dead on the streets of Dublin. Two days later, a battle between warring gangs erupts at a race meeting, and on Ireland's east coast the cremated bodies of a wealthy family of five are found in their shuttered, burned-out villa. Special Branch Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie's investigation takes him into a web of Irish, British and German Intelligence all playing against each other.
Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi is assigned the case of a woman found floating in local marsh land, dead of no apparent cause. Then the detectives talk to the victim's next of kin, her son, a high-powered graphic designer living in London. Adopted at the age of two, he'd never known his mother, he tells the detectives, until a homeless woman knocked on his door, claiming to be his mother, just the night before, at the same time the victim's body was being dredged from the water.
A message is found in a school's time capsule, ten years after it was buried. "In 2016 the following people are going to die: K, S, BT, JJ, OV and I. Nobody will miss them. Least of all me. I can't wait". But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events. Body parts are found in a garden, followed by the murder of the man who owned the house. His initials are BT... and now time is running out for Huldar and Freyja to identify the writer, the victims and the killer.
Alaskan criminal defense investigator Cecil Younger agrees to help a client track down some evidence to clear her of a domestic violence charge. But the "evidence" is fifty thousand dollars in cash. That is how Cecil finds himself in violation of one of his own maxims. Nothing good comes of walking around with a lot of someone else's money. In this case, "nothing good" turns out to be a deep freeze full of drug-stuffed fish, a murder witnessed at close range, and a kidnapping - his teenage daughter, Blossom, is snatched as collateral for his cooperation.
Out of print since the original now-rare 1961 edition. Why would a happily married Florida housewife pick up her husband's .22 caliber Colt Woodsman semi-automatic pistol and use it to kill her two young children and herself? Cynical newspaper reporter Richard Hudson is assigned to find out - and the assignment will send him down a road of self-discovery in this incisive, no-holds-barred portrait of American marriage in the Mad Men era.
When a slam bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career - and a collection - and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game.
Milwaukee police detective Duncan Albright asks for Bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton's help with a shooting. It turns out the victim was the ruthless businessman their friend Mal was investigating undercover. And now Mal is missing - and his fingerprints are on the gun. Was his cover blown, forcing him into hiding? Or could he be a straight-up killer on the run?
Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is working for the Secretary of State for War. Reports from Trinidad convey rumours of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Mycroft's fiancee, raised in Trinidad, abruptly returns. Near panic, Mycroft convinces his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take.
Russia, 1891. The new governor-general of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. A blizzard rages outside as a man posing as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin climbs aboard and thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the governor-general's heart. The assassin escapes. The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG - and the government mole who is feeding the group information.
Lori is stranded in the coastal town of Rye, in an ancient, rambling inn called the King's Ransom. She hears strange noises. She learns that the inn is riddled with secret tunnels smugglers used to reach a network of hidden caves. Then there's the inn's cook - a brawny, gruff ex-con - who seems to have a beef with a mysterious French guest. Are the noises Lori hears made by the spirits of long dead smugglers? Or should she be more worried by the inn's living inhabitants?
Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss - codenamed Blue Man - has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man...
Paul Davis begins to hear the clickety-click of a manual typewriter not long after his wife, Charlotte, bought him a classic antique Underwood. Eight months ago, he'd stumbled upon Connecticut's infamous "Apology Killer" - a psychopath who forced his victims to typewrite personal apologies to him before he cut their throats - disposing of two mutilated bodies on Milford's Post Road. Then he finds a message typed on his typewriter: "We typed our apologies like he asked but he killed us anyway."
Billy and Kaz are sent to neutral Switzerland to investigate the murder of a Swiss banking official with ties to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The plans go wrong from the beginning when Billy and Kaz crash-land in France. As they make their way through occupied territory to the border, they meet Anton Lasho, a member of the Sinti ethnic group, whose family was slaughtered by the Nazis, and who is, in turn, a one-man Nazi-killing machine. They'll need his help, because as they find once they make it across the border, Swiss banks are openly laundering gold 'harvested' from concentration camps, and those that are profiting will do everything they can to protect their wealth and hide their dark secrets.
Claire is the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel, with bloodstains on the front seat. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since. When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture.
In a mansion on the outskirts of Cleveland, a woman's body lies in a pool of blood. The victim is Joanna Moorehouse, founder of Sterling Financial. To crack the case, Maggie and Jack will have to infiltrate the cutthroat world of high-stakes finance. But every employee at Sterling Financial is hellbent on making a killing.
Commandant Michel de Palma is dragged back from early retirement when a case that has haunted him for a decade erupts once more. Resurfacing from Le Guen's Cave, a prehistoric grotto thirty-eight metres below sea level outside Marseilles, France, an experienced diver mysteriously gets into difficulties. Meanwhile, Thomas Autran, a serial killer with a peculiar interest in the supernatural, suffering from a dangerous form of schizophrenia, is once again on the run.
Ten years ago, Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied. Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower's remains, and the case against him collapsed. But now memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper - because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers.
At age 58 Joanne learns that Douglas Ellard, the man she had grown up believing to be her father was, in fact, the best friend of her biological father, the visual artist Desmond Love. Now writer Roy Brodnitz, author of a Broadway mega-hit inspired by a Desmond Love painting, approaches Joanne with the idea of making a mini-series about the close relationship between the Ellard and Love families. But as the project proceeds, Joanne, Zack and their daughter Taylor are exposed to the dark side of the film industry.
Sam James has spent years carefully crafting her reputation as the best psychologist at Typhlos, Manhattan's most challenging psychiatric institution. When Richard, a mysterious patient no one wants to treat, is admitted to Typhlos, Sam is determined to unlock his secrets and understand his psyche. But as Sam gets pulled into Richard's twisted past, she can't help but analyze her own life, and what she discovers terrifies her. And so the mind games begin.
Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West. Sam was cleared of his wife's murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again.
A literary agent receives a partial book submission that documents the relationship of an English student with the famous Professor Joseph Wieder. Wieder was brutally murdered in his home in 1987. But the manuscript is incomplete -- did the author intend to reveal who committed the crime? The agent hires investigative journalist John Keller to look into the old crime and he succeeds in finding some of the key players, including one of the original investigators assigned to the murder case. Although this man is battling Alzheimer's, he decides to try and solve the case once and for all, before he starts losing control of his mind.
Young Tom French has been found dead in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher, has decided to quietly look into the brutal crime - and he discovers mixed feelings aplenty.
One Thursday in June vicar's wife Dorothea Cassidy was strangled. As the small town of Otterbridge prepares for its summer carnival, Inspector Stephen Ramsay begins a painstaking reconstruction of Dorothea's last hours. He soon discovers that many were daunted, in one way or another, by Dorothea's goodness. But which of them could have possibly wanted her dead? It is not until a second body is discovered that Ramsay starts to understand how Dorothea lived - and why she died.
A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace tells Vera that Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, is dead, his body is buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a search team investigates, officers find not one skeleton, but two.
LAPD detective Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with, the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.
Cat cafe co-owner Maddie James becomes entangled in a petty drama between one of her volunteers, an ardent animal-rights activist, and a wealthy woman who insists on adopting a calico kitty - right this instant. The catfight that ensues is bad enough for business. But when the snubbed socialite is found dead with a tell-tale catnip toy on the scene, suspicion lands squarely on Maddie's staffer.
Since catering themed events is a good way to make extra cash, Val agrees to board the Titanic - or at least cater a re-creation of the doomed journey on a yacht. The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val to serve the last meal the Titanic passengers ate - while his guests play a murder-mystery game. But it is the final feast for one passenger who disappears from the ship. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Dr. Siri Paiboun, the 75-year-old ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but now that he's managed to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country, he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace with his friend Civilai. The only problem? The Ministry of Culture must approve the script before they can get rolling. That, and they can't figure out how to turn on the camera. Meanwhile, the skeleton of a woman has appeared under the Anusawari Arch in the middle of the night.
The annual bluegrass festival in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie's country store and cafe, Pans 'N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even more excited, because she's launching a new bed and breakfast above her shop. A few festival musicians will be among Robbie's first guests, along with her father, Roberto, and his wife, Maria. But the celebration is cut short when a performer is found choked to death by a banjo string.
DS 'Heck' Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK's most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. Heck realises that there's another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they've not just caught the prize - they've made sure no one else ever does.
1558. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the Protestant-Catholic conflict, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans.
26-year-old Cat Kinsella, now a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, is called to the scene of a murder, not far from the pub her estranged father still runs. She discovers that Alice Lapaine, a young housewife who didn't get out much, has been found strangled. Cat and her team immediately suspect Alice's husband, until she receives a mysterious phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland 18 years earlier.
A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve - a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis.
Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio's strip joint in Queens and Joe's arrest.
1979: four teenage boys from a private school sexually assault a 14 year old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. And a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help.
Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he's never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life - right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it.
Alberta Scaglione's spinster aunt had some secrets - like the fortune she squirreled away and a secret lake house in Tranquility, New Jersey. More surprising, she's left it all to Alberta. Having a beautiful view, surrounded by hydrangeas, honeysuckle, and her cat, Lola, sounds blissful after years of yelling and bickering and cooking countless lasagnas. But Tranquility isn't as peaceful as it sounds. There's a body in the water - and it belongs to Alberta's childhood nemesis.
From the Mediterranean, a vacationer logs on to the security-camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body. But when the FBI finally catches Martin T. Livermore in Scottsdale, he declares he'll only talk to one person, a retired police officer from Detroit, a man named Alex McKnight.
Celebrity ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag is in Connecticut, where his ex-wife, Oscar-winning actress Merilee Nash, is directing a stage production to benefit a local theatre. But when one among the starry cast is found murdered, it's up to Hoagy - accompanied by his faithful and cowardly basset hound Lulu - to unmask the killer.
Car salesman Nick Lutz is shot in the head by a potential customer, setting off a bad-luck domino fall - he loses an eye, his job, his family, and, eventually, his self-respect. So he heads for Mexico where, on the beaches of Sabinita, Nick and his new buddy Winsor drink and surf. Then Winsor's girlfriend, Meagan, puts the claws of a hammer into her lover's skull. Nick helps Meagan dump the body, and she and her two sons move in with Nick. Then an FBI agent turns up looking for Nick, and those dominoes start falling again.
Celine Chavez, the closest thing to a daughter that Clay Gunn has, has disappeared while vacationing in Mexico. Clay and his brother Danny must venture into the ultra-violent world of the Mexican criminal underworld to bring her home. From the bright lights of Cancun to a living nightmare in the wildest jungles of the Yucatan, the Gunn brothers face the direst of enemies yet.
A photograph takes Sheriff Walt Longmire back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star. The young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph - along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement - hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present.
A call comes in the middle of the night for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. And when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all.
The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo's wife, who then died in a car accident. Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo's son and Kathleen's good friend Simon, who doesn't have much of an alibi.
A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe Middle School determined to overturn the school's reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day - bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald's bright vision. A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother's history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.
Poppy is kept hopping getting her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey. And now Aunt Ginny - who is a handful wide-awake - is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill prescription and helping herself to neighbors' snacks and knickknacks. Even more alarming, a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens is found murdered, and the police suspect the "Snack Bandit."
A rogue rescue operation plunges Navy SEAL Max Younger back into the past he thought he'd escaped forever, confronting him with terrible, long-hidden truths rooted in the death of his father. But the origin of those truths go even farther back, and Max finds himself ensnared in a sinister plot involving the biblical apocalypse itself. These events reunite him with the only woman he ever loved - Victoria Lewin, a brilliant expert in infectious disease. She may be the only one who can stop the spread of a deadly pestilence.
Maggie Hope is being held prisoner on a remote Scottish island with other SOE agents who know too much for the enemy's comfort. All the spies on the island are trained to kill - and when they start dropping off one-by-one, Maggie needs to find the murderer... before she becomes the next victim.
Quilter Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Giselle Cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in West Los Angeles. But Giselle can't answer Martha's many questions about their father - he disappeared when she was only a child and the few clues left behind indicate he may have been murdered. So Martha and Giselle team up to investigate.
London, 1813: Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is summoned to a burial ground and finds the corpse of a young woman, murdered and cast into an open grave. The Chief Magistrate receives a direct order from the Home Office to abandon the case. But Hawkwood hunts the killer along a trail that leads from London's backstreets into the heart of a government determined to protect its secrets at all costs.
Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library's annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. But Olive Boyle, the new library board president, is busy making the staff miserable. When she publicly threatens the library's newest hire, Paula, Lindsey throws Olive out of the library. The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive--but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive's dead body.
1920s Calcutta, India. Captain Sam Wyndham and his side-kick Surrender-Not Banerjee return for a serial murder case. Sam Wyndham must investigate a most unusual series of deaths, whilst his past life - fighting in the Great War - proves harder to deal with than ever before.
Checking up on the daughter of former neighbours, Sharon McCone visits the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. There's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?
Returning hero and PI Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues at each crime scene. His troubled friend Lindsay Rakes is afraid for her own life and the life of her son after a fellow flight crew member is killed in brutal fashion. Even more terrifying is the odd note the killer left behind: "Welcome to Caliphornia. This is not the last."
Combat veteran Peter Ash goes to Denver where his good friend Henry Nygaard's daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace. Then, when Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack from hijackers. What, Peter wonders, makes these attacks worth the risk?
Katherine Yeboah's marriage to Solomon Vanderpuye is all the talk of Accra high society. But when it becomes apparent that Katherine is infertile, Solomon's extended family accuses her of being a witch, hounding her until the relationship is so soured Solomon feels compelled to order Katherine out of the house they shared. Alone on her last night there, Katherine is brutally murdered by an intruder.
Going through her dead husband's effects, Eden finds paperwork indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park. When she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone - including Eden - is a suspect.
Now that her aunt's Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack is branching out into the world of catering, Allie's help is needed more than ever - even on the lobster boat. The last thing she expects to find once she's out on the bay, however, is the dead body of a beautiful young woman. When days pass and not even the police can ID the corpse, Allie takes it upon herself to learn the truth about what happened.
Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife Rebecca and young daughter Sally vanish from their home. There is no evidence, no trail to follow. Sally's best friend, Lucinda trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they've shared so many secrets - especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she'll never tell. No one would believe her anyway.
It was a stab in the dark. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. As Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source. An author of police thrillers recognizes the crime - from the pages of her own book.
August 1939. Newlyweds Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne attempt to spend these last days of peace quietly in their new house in a sleepy Sussex village. But when poet Byron Gates is bizarrely murdered after the village fete - executed, in fact, his head chopped off on a wooden block - Edward is asked to investigate.
Jason, who has spent most of his life in and out of prison, has been indicted for killing the same man who bullied him as a kid. Even though Bennie doesn't know whether to believe Jason's claims of innocence, she knows she owes him for past failures - of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of her own.
Sherlock Holmes's latest case takes him to the heart of Paris, in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy - a mysterious Frenchwoman who fled her comfortable English home when she received a strange letter. Desperate for her safe return, her husband begs for Holmes's help. But Holmes's investigations will take him and his cousin, Henry Vernier, into a world of theft, seduction and betrayal - and uncover a secret that has been buried for over twenty years.
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She's knows she's spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.
1987. Amelia Crenshaw embarks on a search to discover the truth about the birth mother who abandoned her, never suspecting she's on a collision course with a killer. Detective Stockton Barnes, a brash young NYPD detective, trails a missing millionaire whose disappearance is rooted in a nightmare that began twenty years ago.
Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don't know if they've perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. What is clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead. For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace - but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town's residents revolt.
When Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados is brought into Bess's forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, she is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. On leave in England, Bess finds the Captain strapped to his bed in a clinic for brain injuries. Horrified by his condition, Bess and Sergeant Major Simon Brandon travel to James Travis's home in Suffolk, to learn more about the baffling relationship between these two cousins.
Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene that is all too familiar. The playing card on the victim's body confirms it - a serial killer is at work. And as the violence accelerates and Magozzi and Rolseth realize their killer is planning to complete the deck, they enlist Monkeewrench to help stop the rampage.
When Charlie's estranged mother turns up dead in Arizona with a sister she never knew she had, Charlie must confront her own painful family history. Led by her mysterious gift - a supernatural ability to connect to both the future and the past through dreams and visions - Charlie travels to Tucson and soon unearths new clues about the unsolved double homicide. The search for answers will take her on a hair-raising journey across the Mexican border.
Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note - "I wish we were dead together". From that day the town turned against her. But now she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: "I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember"...
How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits - until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.
In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Morck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery.
The Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington, is home to the Krause family's cheery, generational brewhaus. Sloan Krause has big plans to expand her in-laws' old-school business - until she sniffs out what's going on between her husband, Mac, and one of his barmaids. Sloan is hired by rival brewer Garrett Strong. But when Mac is arrested after one of Garrett's competitors is found dead in a fermenting tank, clutching Garrett's secret IPA recipe, Sloan is on the case to exonerate her cheating ex.
Juliet Armstrong is a dissatisfied radio producer in a 1950s London that is recovering from the war as much as she is. During World War Two, Juliet was conscripted into service, transcribing conversations between an MI5 agent and a ring of suspected German sympathizers. Now her routine is upended by an encounter with a mysterious man from her past life and she is quickly pulled back into the life of espionage she thought she'd left behind.
Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place, a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene. Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home.
July, 1944, a full month after D-Day. Billy, Kaz, and Big Mike are assigned to investigate a murder close to the front lines in Normandy. An American officer has been found dead in a manor house serving as an advance headquarters. The investigation is shrouded in secrecy, due to the presence nearby of the Ghost Army, a thousand-man unit with the task of impersonating other units by creating deceptions using radio traffic, dummy inflatable vehicles, and sound effects, causing the enemy to think they are facing large formations.
Copenhagen school portrait photographer Ilka Jensen learns that her father - who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago - has died. And he's bequeathed her his funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. She goes there hoping for some insight into his new life in America but then she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive.
A young woman's body is found on the street with her throat slit, and the media is clamoring for the grisly details. Copenhagen Detective Louise Rick is investigating the gruesome murder when a distraught friend reveals that her ten year-old son found an abandoned baby on his way to school. As Louise digs deeper into the murder and the mysterious foundling, every clue uncovered points to organized human trafficking from Eastern Europe, run by ruthless gangsters who won't hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way...
The end of the cricket season spells gloom for Blotto, until he is invited to bat against the Hollywood cricket team out in sunny LA, where rain never stops play. So, accompanied by trusty chauffeur Corky Froggett, he and Twinks head out to Hollywood. There they are invited to a party where they are introduced to a firmament of Hollywood stars, directors and gossip columnists. But the mood of the party suddenly curdles with the news that beautiful starlet Mimsy La Pim - the (former) love of Blotto's life - has been kidnapped.
Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer - and quickly!
During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he's investigating, one which involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave's beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those he loves.
Set in 1980s Vigata on the Sicilian coast, this collection of eight stories features the young Inspector Montalbano.
Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents is a strange botanical manuscript, recognized by local history professor Eureka Sanford as extremely rare and valuable. Then the professor is found dead in the museum.
When her parents take off to Taiwan, they leave Lana in charge of the family Chinese restaurant. Surprising everyone - including herself - she turns out to be quite capable of running the place. Unfortunately, the newlyweds who just opened the souvenir store next door to Ho-Lee have turned up dead. . .and soon Lana finds herself in the midst of an Asia Village mystery.
Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life and make a new start. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate.
Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African American woman. Then, Jesse's own deputy Alisha - the first black woman hired by the Paradise police force - becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up.
The morning of the wedding of his loyal protege, Suitcase Simpson, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape?
Halloween is coming, and Darius Witherspoon isn't giving up on his plan for a catered costume party - despite the recent disappearance of his wife, Penelope. Darius hires Bernie and Libby to provide the treats. And in the midst of the celebration, Darius is discovered hanging from a noose outside one of the ballroom's French doors.
On the Quirinal Hill, a young girl named Clodia has died, apparently poisoned with a love potion. Only one person could have supplied such a thing. A local witch who goes by the name of Pandora, trades in herbal beauty products and is hiding something far more sinister. The supposedly sweet air of the Quirinal is masking the stench of loose morality, casual betrayal and even gangland conflict and, when a friend of her own is murdered, Albia determines to expose as much of this local sickness as she can - beginning with the truth about Clodia's death.
A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine year old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential.
When troubled teen Connor moves to Exeter from the US to escape his past, he finds himself embroiled in a world of popular kids and easy girls. As Connor's life in England begins to unravel, DS Adrian Miles and his partner Imogen Grey are working up against the clock to catch a serial killer who dates his victims before he kills them. Determined to uncover the truth, Imogen is forced to act as bait.
A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan - and thirty years after that, in the present day, the former college kids, now all grown up, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters.
Pamela is ready to kick back and relax after a busy day selling stuffed aardvarks to benefit Arborville High School's sports program at the annual town festival. But just as she's packing up, she makes a terrible discovery - someone's stashed a body under the Knit and Nibble's table. The victim is Randall Jefferson, a decidedly unpopular history teacher after his recent op-ed criticizing the school's sports program. But the primary suspect has an alibi, and the only clue is a stuffed aardvark found on the victim's chest.
Mitch Rapp assembles a team to teach the Saudis a lesson when it is learned that King Faisal's own nephew is funding ISIS. Then the brilliant new head of the intelligence directorate discovers their efforts. The President is forced to order America's intelligence agencies to join the Saudis' effort to hunt the former CIA man down.
Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Auntie Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality. What to others might seem a series of misfortunes - the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog - is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation. The Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino's murder. Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow...
Claire is in Los Angeles trying to get her PI license by taking on a cold case that has stumped the LAPD. She hunts for the real story behind the death of a washed-up painter ten years earlier, whose successful and widely admired artist girlfriend had died a few months before him. Then, on her way to Las Vegas from San Francisco, she's almost killed by a homicidal driver. In a haze of drugs and injuries, she struggles off the scene, determined to find her would-be killer's identity.
As young children, Josh Browning and his sister, Dilys, stumbled across a dead body while playing on the outskirts of their Cotswold village. Terrified by what they'd seen, neither of them told a soul. Now, twenty years later, Josh tells his trusted friend, retired Superintendent Alan Markby. As Markby listens to Josh's confession, alarm bells start to ring. The dates and details tie in with a missing person case that was never solved. Joining forces with Superintendent Ian Carter, who also investigated the original case, and Inspector Jess Campbell, from the region where the missing girl was last seen, Markby delves into the unsolved mystery.
Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but DI Edgar Stephens is busy investigating the death of a local fortune-teller. Meanwhile, his old pal, the magician Max Mephisto, is rehearsing for his television debut, a coronation day variety show. But upon hearing that their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, has been found dead in his flat, the two men join forces to find out what happened.
London, 1930. Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question.
With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe's mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe's brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside... but it isn't Virginia's. Who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?
Draper, Utah. Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop, but increasingly troubled by her church's structure and secrecy. One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm disappears, leaving behind everything she owns. Carrie's husband, Jared, claims his wife has always been unstable and that she has abandoned the family, but Linda doesn't trust him. As Linda snoops in the Helm family's circumstances, she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband.
With Halloween fast approaching, Keli's obligations include appearing as a witch at a "haunted" barn and hand-holding a client who is convinced her new house is really haunted. But it's the disappearance of Keli's aunt Josephine - an environmental activist and free spirit who always seemed to embody peace, love and independence - that has Keli spooked. When Josephine is found dead in the woods, Keli wonders if her aunt's activities were as friendly as they seemed.
When Savannah signs on to perform glassblowing on a ship, part of the appeal is that she'll get a chance to reconnect with her boyfriend Edward's family. An added bonus is that Edward's cousin, Ian, will be joining them on board. But when Ian disappears at the beginning of the cruise, the ship's authorities initially consider it suicide.
A case takes East Long Beach PI Isaiah Quintabe and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsters and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a DJ and her screwball boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn't find the two first, they'll be murdered.
This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father's long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.
An international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.
On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case.
State Trooper Nathan Active has long been caught between identities. Born an Inupiat Eskimo but raised in Anchorage by adoptive white parents, he had little knowledge of his heritage before being assigned to the remote Alaskan town of Chukchi. He only realizes how deeply settled into the local rhythm he is when Grace Palmer, a local beauty queen, goes missing.
Catering a high-society wedding should bring in some big income for Kebab Kitchen - and raise its profile too. But it's not exactly good publicity when the best man winds up skewered like a shish kebab. Worse yet, Lucy's ex, Azad - who is the restaurant's new head chef - is the prime suspect.
On a quiet suburban street in upstate Greenbury, New York, the brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as Detective Peter Decker learns, when Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store.
Just before her wedding day, Morven Murray, queen of daytime TV, is found murdered. All eyes are on her sister Anna, who was heard arguing with her hours before she was killed. On the other side of Inverness, police informant Kevin Ramsay is killed in a gangland-style execution. But what exactly did he know? As ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler digs deeper into both cases, he discovers that Morven's life was closer to the Inverness underworld than anyone imagined.
Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane's husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Jane will make her way from southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her.
March 1930: The film business is in a process of change. Talking films are taking over the silver screen and many a producer, cinema owner, and silent movie star is falling by the wayside. Celebrated actress Betty Winter is hit by a spotlight while filming a talkie. At first it looks like an accident, but Superintendent Gereon Rath finds clues that point to murder. While his colleagues suspect the absconded lighting technician, Rath's investigations take him in a completely different direction, and he is soon left on his own.
February, 1979. Economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain. Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham Criminal Investigation Department, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets begins to pile up, so does the murder count - two bodies in as many days. There are no suspects and the manner of death is different in each case.
A sinister movement has emerged from the shadows of history, determined to undermine the American way of life. Its leader, Armand Fisker, has an army at his disposal, a deadly bio-weapon, and a reputation for being unbeatable. But he's never taken on the likes of Caitlin Strong and her outlaw lover, Cort Wesley Masters.
Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with. Not yet thirty and already crew manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch. When Vicky stumbles across the Grouch's off-the-books investigation into the fiery deaths of a series of young, blonde women, she decides to join him in his search for the truth.
Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, whom Dismas Hardy had defended on a DUI charge 11 years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she's been embezzling funds from the company - but she insists she did not kill her boss. As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Carver clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family.
Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumoured to be a gumiho, a legendary thousand-year-old nine-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a criminal who is good at covering her tracks.
Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend; covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. There's only one person who can help prove her innocence: PI Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago.
Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger. For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends. When a long-dead body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation.
At age 11 Morgan Sheppard solved the murder of a teacher when everyone else believed it to be a suicide. This launched his career as a TV celebrity detective. Now Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in an unfamiliar hotel room. Around him, five strangers are slowly waking up, as well. Soon they discover a corpse in the bathtub and Sheppard is challenged to put his deductive skills to the test. One of the people in the room is the killer. He has three hours to solve the murder. If he doesn't find the killer, they all will die.
Nola's body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.
When a three-year old girl is reported missing, DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned the case. But Gilchrist soon suspects that the child's mother - Andrea Davis - may be responsible for her daughter's disappearance, or worse, her murder. Then Gilchrist learns that a paedophile, recently released from prison, now lives in the same area as the missing child. The paedophile is interrogated but hours later his body is found on the beach with evidence of blunt force trauma to the head.
In the backstreets of Istanbul, a young woman's body is found. Dumped in a dustbin and covered in cut flowers, she is the victim of a frenzied and vicious stabbing. Inspector Ikmen discovers that the woman was well known in Istanbul. Newspapers had been calling her the blessed woman. She was cured of cancer in a Christian miracle and proclaimed a messenger of the Virgin Mary.
Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life's work - studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world's most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her - until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her.
You've been held captive in one room. You've been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then one night you realize your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years you're free. This is what happens next...Escape was just the beginning.
Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane - a Broadway legend - is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. He has chosen Faith Fairchild to cater it. At the house as they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a startling confession. "I didn't hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me."
Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins.
Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison's librarian until he is suddenly released. Outside, Michael encounters a Washington, D. C. that has changed a lot during his time locked up. Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops. But what hasn't changed is the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what's right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control.
In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene. A Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London's Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn't speak.
Wealthy Harry Exeter asks the Thames River Police to secrety accompany him to a waterside slum where he is to exchange ransom for his kidnapped wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans. After eliminating the impossibles, Monk begins to focus on his own men.
When a pile of bodies is found in Paris, CIA Agent Tom Blake hustles his way onto a major case, tracking a man with enhanced abilities, the test subject of a secret government program. There's just one problem: the man using Agent Blake's identity is not Agent Blake. He's Tom Reese, a man without a family or a home. Reese is searching for his brother's killer.
Omar Yussef has taught history in Bethlehem for decades. A favourite former student, a member of the Palestinian Christian minority, is arrested for collaborating with the Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian guerrilla. When Omar begins to suspect the head of the Bethlehem al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is the true collaborator, he and his family are threatened, but since no one else will stand up to the violent Martyrs Brigades who hold power over the city, it is up to him to investigate.
It's just days before Amy plans to open her birding shop, but delayed seed shipments have prevented her from stocking her shelves. And it doesn't help that Amy's best friend and business partner is out of town indefinitely. With locals skeptical about the niche shop taking flight, the last thing Amy needs now is a dead man in her storeroom - or for a crotchety tenant to catch her holding a bloody birdfeeder hook over his body.
Marketing VP Paul Rogan walks into an airline merger meeting strapped with explosives. The NYPSD's Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn't going to put the brakes on the merger.
Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.
An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game. Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?
A 17 year old girl has disappeared after a fight with her boyfriend that was interrupted by armed men, leaving the boyfriend on life support and the girl an apparent kidnap victim. When the girl's parents call upon Carlos Trevino, he tracks the missing heiress north to the town of La Eternidad, on the Gulf of Mexico not far from the U.S. border - all while constantly attempting to evade detection by La Eternidad's chief of police, Commander Margarito Gonzalez, who is in the pockets of the cartels and has a score to settle with Trevino.
Emmy Adler's Rock Point kite shop is thriving - even winning attention from a big-city reporter who wants to interview Emmy - and Emmy's relationship with her main competitor, Jack Sullivan, is going strong. But Emmy's sunny outlook turns stormy when she finds a woman dead on the floor of the shop. And the sheriff eyes Jack as the main suspect after his kite charm turns up near the body.
Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford worries about her Welsh patients - they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. She attempts to visit their officer Captain Williams in Wales, but he has gone to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula. She quickly discovers that the villagers there are hiding something, and she's learned too much to be allowed to leave.
AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a secret mission that takes her and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene. But as vicious rumours spread, accusing Fidelma's family, the Eoganacht, of conspiring to assassinate the High King and abduct his wife, Sister Fidelma's life is placed in mortal danger.
Whitstable seafood restauranteur Pearl Nolan discovers the drowned body of local oyster fisherman Vinnie Rowe, weighted down with an anchor chain, on the eve of the annual oyster festival. Is it a tragic accident, suicide - or murder? Pearl seizes the opportunity to prove her detection skills and discover the truth but she soon finds herself in conflict with Canterbury's Chief Inspector Mike McGuire.
When Christmas cards begin arriving all over town filled with spiteful messages from an anonymous writer, Pearl reluctantly agrees that Canterbury's DCI Mike McGuire should take over; poisoned pen cards are after all a matter for the police. She invites McGuire along as her guest to a Christmas fundraiser at the church. There a guest suddenly collapses. The last thing Pearl expects for Christmas is murder but soon the bodies are piling up.
Pearl's best friend, Nathan, has persuaded one of his favourite actresses to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle and involves Pearl in his plans. Whitstable native Faye Marlowe has been living in the South of France since her agent's phone stopped ringing. Nathan soon realises he has made a mistake with this invitation and his doubts are confirmed when Faye's dead body is discovered - tethered to the maypole on the Castle grounds.
Pearl discovers that her mother has booked her in for a cookery course from the Italian celebrity chef, Nico Caruso. Pearl doesn't welcome instruction on cookery at the best of times, and certainly not from an arrogant chef like Caruso. But she goes along and soon finds herself distracted, not only by her enchanting surroundings but by the disparate selection of guests. She even begins to enjoy Caruso's attentions - and his cookery - until one of the guests goes missing and it becomes clear that murder is on the menu.
What only a few know is that Denny Malone, the highly regarded NYPD cop, is dirty. He and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city's history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.
The Crown Colony of Singapore, 1936. When the nanny looking after the Acting Governor's daughter dies suddenly, Mission-School-educated local girl SuLin, an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage, takes her place. But then another murder at the residence occurs and it takes all SuLin's traditional skills and intelligence to help British-born Chief Inspector Thomas LeFroy solve the murders - and escape with her own life.