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Best friends at 17, their shared ambition made Kit and Diane inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret - the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine - and it blew their friendship apart. But now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for, just as she is on the brink of achieving everything she ever wanted.
Everyone in the village of Leavenworth, Washington, is buzzing with excitement over this year's Oktoberfest activities. Documentary filmmaker Mitchell Morgan and his production crew have come to town to film the Bavarian-themed extravaganza. His antics put the town on edge - until Sloane finds Mitchell sprawled out in front of an Oktoberfest tent in the middle of town.
DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? And what do their murders signify?
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.
Twenty years ago, teenager Brandon Taylor walked into the Big Woods north of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, and never returned. Years later, bones of a child are found in the woods, confirming for many the end to the Taylor story. As the case reopens, some point fingers to Quinn's uncle, the former sheriff, who took his own life in a cloud of corruption and shame.
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.
PI Duck Darley's ex-partner Cass Kimball cries murder after her boyfriend tumbles to his death in the Catskills while researching the history of sports doping in East Germany during the Cold War. Following the brutal killing of a champion javelin thrower, Cass herself is arrested on charges of double homicide, leaving Duck on an impossible quest for answers.
Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, throws a housewarming cocktail party in her new apartment and has cooked all the food by herself - quite a feat for someone who previously couldn't boil water. Then one of her guests is poisoned and dies. Tricia's left to wonder if her cooking is to blame or if there's something much more sinister at play.
The church of St. Ethelred in the village of Thirk Magna is renowned for its team of bell-ringers, the troupe led by identical twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. Mavis and Millicent are lifelong residents of the remote village - or were, until their home is broken into one night, and Millicent is murdered. But who is the killer?
Once a busy hospital, St Jude's now awaits demolition. When a partially mummified corpse is found in the building's loft, forensics expert Dr David Hunter is called in. He can't say how long the body's been there, but he is certain it's that of a pregnant young woman. Then part of the attic floor collapses, revealing another of the hospital's secrets: a bricked-up chamber with beds inside. And some of them are still occupied.
When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero's cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost-ridden island of Alcatraz. Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city?
The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life. For DI Ben Cooper however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.
As Lady Georgiana Rannoch prepares for her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, the couple needs to find a place to live as man and wife. So Georgie's globetrotting godfather offers them his fully staffed country estate. Arriving in Eynsleigh, Georgie finds the grounds in disarray and the small staff suspiciously incompetent. Not to mention the gas tap leak in her bedroom, which she can only imagine was an attempt on her life.
Assassin Max McLean is sent by British Intelligence to Sierra Leone on a seemingly one-way mission. What he finds is a horror from beyond his nightmares. Rebel forces are loose in the jungle, and someone or something is slaughtering innocent villagers. It's his job to root out the monster behind these abominations, but he soon discovers that London may consider him the most disposable piece in this operation.
MI6 officer Kate Henderson's most recent mission has yielded the startling intelligence that the British Prime Minister has cancer - and that one of the leading candidates to replace him may be a Russian agent of influence. Up against the clock to uncover the Russian mole, she risks everything to get to the truth.
Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright is thrilled to have been chosen to provide the decorative centerpiece for a wedding ceremony: a two-foot tall scented unity candle - a symbol of the happy couple's love. But it looks like the bride-to-be's uncle won't be walking his niece down the aisle after he's found dead. The murder weapon is Stella's seemingly indestructible candle, now split in two.
When Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot, is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions. More trouble than inclement weather awaits him. A sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then he's greeted by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead.
Anna is the only child of Noel, a New York City banker - and a mother who abandoned her. After Noel dies in a mysterious skiing accident in Switzerland the day before his daughter's wedding, Anna meets an enigmatic stranger who once worked with her father and has information about parts of Noel's life that Anna never knew. Then she receives a parcel that contains a series of cryptic recordings and videos showing Noel at the center of a brutal interrogation.
Minnie Hamilton is worried that the bookmobile's future could be uncertain when a new library board chair arrives and doesn't seem too friendly to her pet project. Still, she has to put her personal worries aside when she and her rescue cat Eddie are out on their regular route and one of their favorite customers doesn't turn up to collect her books - and they find her lying dead in her snow-covered driveway.
England 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre is attending the year's St. Barnabas College Christmas concert when a young woman playing trumpet tumbles headlong down a staircase after curtainfall. He finds evidence that someone carefully planned her death. When more Cambridge women are murdered, Redfyre realizes that some of his dearest friends and his family may become targets, and - equally alarming - that the killer might be within his own close circle.
Maddie's grandfather's house-turned-cat-cafe is under construction and she's also scoping out places to open a juice bar on the island. On top of that, her relationship with adorable dog groomer Lucas has taken a pawsitive turn. But easy is getting harder every day for Maddie, especially when a big-name writer who is on the island working on a new project winds up floating in the canal.
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.
Liz Cafferky, rescued from her dark past by the owner of a drop-in centre for older men, soon finds herself as the charity's face - and the unwilling darling of the Dublin media. Then one of the centre's clients is brutally murdered, and Liz receives a sinister note. Running from her own ghosts, Liz is too scared to go to the police. And with no leads, there is little Sergeant Claire Boyle can do to protect her.
Eileen and Heather have always looked out for each other. But two years ago Eileen lost her son and she blames Heather and her family for the tragic loss. Now she wants Heather and her daughter to suffer in the same way. Sergeant Claire Boyle is caught in the crossfire - but she has her own child to think about now.
Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County, and not everyone can see the sunny side of the imposing proposition - including Robbie's furious Aunt Adele, who doesn't waste a minute concocting protests and road blockades. Then tensions boil over and a vocal protester is silenced forever at the resort site.
Sherry's making a guest appearance on a local radio show when the news comes in. Poppy Robinson has been found dead in the town's community garden. Poppy and Sherry were both involved in the vegetable garden, and while Poppy may have been a bit priggish, it wasn't anything that called for a shovel to the back of the head.
The butchered body of a professor is found in a private office of Exeter University. It is the first in a spate of horrific murders that shakes the city to its core. Who would target a seemingly innocent man, and why? DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles turn to his students for answers, but their investigation turns up no leads. Someone must know more than they're letting on...
Alan Auhl is still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters are still convinced he was murdered; the coroner is not so sure. Or the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all.
Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead, found at the bottom of a cliff. DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed... As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully curated deaths - nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they've been made out to be.
Members of the public have started to disappear, taken from the streets as they're going about their every day lives. But no bodies are appearing - it's almost as if the victims never existed. DC Lucy Clayburn must chase a trail of dead ends and false starts as the disappearances mount up. But when her gangster father gets caught in the crossfire, the investigation suddenly becomes a whole lot more bloody...
With Easter around the corner, Bailey's been recruited to create a giant toffee bunny for a weeklong springtime festival that will also feature live white rabbits. But back home in Harvest, death becomes the main attraction when jovial rabbit farmer Stephen Raber keels over from an apparent heart attack. But he had been poisoned with a lethal dose of lily of the valley mixed into a tasty piece of toffee.
Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin. The first victim's body was found in the woods, laid out in a bloodstained white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest's darkness. Around the bodies, Polaroid photos are stuck in the earth like headstones, picturing other women with their wrists slashed.
In the dead of winter, Seattle homicide detective Alice Madison is sent to the remote town of Ludlow, Washington, to investigate an unspeakable crime. Together with her partner, detective sergeant Kevin Brown, and crime scene investigator Amy Sorensen, Madison must first understand the killer's motives, but the dark mountains that surround Ludlow are the perfect refuge for anyone trying to keep their secrets.
Simultaneous terror attacks have left the country reeling. The perpetrators are former Special Forces operatives working for ISIS. Jonathan Grave and his team are called to go undercover and eliminate the traitors. They learn that the assaults are rehearsals for a plot codenamed Retribution. One terrorist is willing to talk - for a price. Grave's only resort is to slip into a dark web where everything can be exposed.
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.
Alastair Pinch is a onetime Royal Shakespeare Company thespian who now slums it as the "wise" Southern judge on a tacky network show. He's absurdly rich, often belligerent, and typically drunk - a damning combination when Alastair's wife is found dead on their living room floor and he can't remember what happened. Ex-detective Charlie Waldo takes on the difficult task of navigating complicated webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair's name - or confirm his guilt.
Holmes and Watson take a trip across the Atlantic. Their adventures in 19th century America are detailed in 14 stories.
One of the rabbits on Juliette "Jules" Bridge's rescue farms, Bun, is able to communicate through mental telepathy. Once she got over the shock, Jules found her furry friend had a lot to say. One frigid March morning on their walk together, Bun spots a body. The police identify the frozen stiff as Arthur Freeman, aka Arty the Mime.
Ava is in Shanghai with Pang Fai to visit her ailing friend Xu when a triad war breaks out in Hong Kong. Sammy Wing, an old enemy of Ava's who has twice tried to kill her, has enlisted the aid of his nephew Carter -- the new Mountain Master of Sha Tin -- to reclaim control of his old territory, Wanchai, from Xu's men. Xu's most trusted enforcer, Lop, has been shot, and six of his street soldiers kidnapped -- they will be executed unless Xu's men vacate Wanchai immediately.
Alex arrives home from holiday to find that her ten-year-old son Daniel has disappeared. It's the first case together for Northumbria CID officers David Stone and Frankie Oliver. As the investigation unfolds, they realize the family's betrayal goes deeper than anyone suspected. This isn't just a missing persons case. Stone and Oliver are hunting a killer.
When a woman he loves, Joanna Lake, vanishes without a trace in Kazakhstan, MI6 agent Elliot Kane is drawn ever deeper into a realm of deception. Here, poised between China, Russia and the West, dictatorship and democracy, state intelligence and an increasingly powerful world of private agencies, it's impossible to work out who is manipulating who. And Kane's not the only one trying to figure out where Joanna Lake has gone or what she learned before disappearing.
A highlight of Savannah's new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students' safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop.
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He's discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women online. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them.
With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon's final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: keep his daughter Rachel safe - at all costs. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clinic abroad is attacked by Huber - the same man who murdered her father and kept her imprisoned for months.
A Swedish army lieutenant drops dead on a shooting range in the desert. Ernst Grip, an agent of the Swedish security police, is sent to the Horn of Africa to investigate. Once there he finds that military transport planes are leaving from the base carrying untraceable pallets loaded with cash. What's more, Somali pirates have kidnapped a wealthy Swedish family.
After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker's Gap. A prominent local family has fallen victim to the same sickness that infects the whole region: drug addiction. Teamed up with former Deputy Jake Oakes, who battles his own demons as he adjusts to life as a paraplegic, and aided by the new prosecutor, Rhonda Lovejoy, Bell tackles a case as poignant as it is perilous, as heartbreaking as it is challenging.
An isolated cottage. Three dead bodies. And a kidnapped girl who isn't there. The only survivor is celebrity life coach, Brook Connor. Caught redhanded by two detectives with a bloodstained knife in her hand, she denies she killed anyone. But is she as innocent as she says she is? And do the two detectives know more than they're letting on? Because as Brook recounts the events that led her to the cottage in the hunt for her missing daughter, it becomes clear that no one can be trusted.
They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays - drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan?
A most controversial wedding is about to take place in Bath's gorgeous Abbey, with a reception to follow in the famous Roman Baths. The daughter of career criminal mastermind Joe Irving - only just released from a long stint in prison - is getting hitched to the son of Deputy Chief Constable George Brace, one of the highest-ranking cops in all of Avon & Somerset. Because of threats on Joe Irving's life, detective Peter Diamond and his team are to run security on the big day, hoping they can avert catastrophe.
Fifteen years ago, Blair's best friend Molly was murdered, and Adrian Jones went to prison for it. Now Blair's terminally ill sister has made a devastating deathbed confession, which could prove that the wrong man has been imprisoned for years - and that Molly's killer is still out there. Blair is determined to find him, but the story behind Molly's death is more twisted than she could imagine.
Newport, Rhode Island, 1898. Society reporter Emma Cross is covering the social event of the season at Ochre Court, a coming-out ball designed to showcase Cleo Cooper-Smith, who will be on display as Cleopatra in an elaborate tableau vivant. But as the deb ascends to her place of honor, the ballroom is plunged into darkness. When the lights come back on, Cleo sits still on her throne, electrocuted to death.
A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped. The stranger then explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child - within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim's parents kidnap yet another child. And most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don't kidnap a child, or if the next parents don't kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of the Chain.
Scotland, 1934. Aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver arrives at Castle Bewer, at midsummer, to solve the tangled mystery of a missing man, a lost ruby and a family curse. The Bewer family's latest wheeze to keep the wolf from the door is turning the castle keep into a theatre, where a motley band of players rehearse Macbeth.
Oslo detective Harry Hole has a lot of experience with waking up hungover. But there's one troubling thing that's different this time: his hands and clothes are covered with blood. It's a sign that not only is Harry about to come to face with an old, deadly foe, but also with his darkest personal challenge yet. A man like Harry better watch his back.
Abandoned as a baby in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention center to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up angry, hurting, damaged. His hunger to succeed as a musician brought him across the country to Hollywood, but along with it came his seething rage, his paranoid delusions, and his capacity for acts of shocking violence.
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."
A highly-trained U.S. Special Forces soldier who spent his career fighting radical Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Eric Steele is in Beirut when a CIA convoy is attacked and a nuclear weapon stolen. The strategic implications are bad enough, but when he and his colleagues in Washington investigate, it becomes clear that none of this was by chance - the perpetrator is a shadowy figure from Steele's past.
Jacob and Megan Brandeis have obtained jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. They're writing a book that will expose the Store - a forbidden book, a dangerous book. ALWAYS. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan and their kids can do - run for their bloody lives. Which is probably impossible, because - THE STORE IS ALWAYS WATCHING.
A peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse. He discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Gamache soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But when a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.
When 41 one year-old Sarah Price is reported missing after having arranged a date with a man she met on the internet, her son is distraught. Meanwhile, Glasgow based Detective Inspectors Kat Wheeler and Steven Ross attend the scene of a murder. Michael O'Donnell, a widower and devoted stay-at-home dad to his daughter, Paula, has been brutally killed. And Paula, who is vulnerable and dependent on daily medication, is missing. As Wheeler and Ross race to find Michael's killer and Paula's abductor, they are drawn into a tangled web of deceit.
When Liv was just six years old, her father left the isolated house his little family called home, pushed their boat out to sea and watched it ruin on the rocks. Then he walked the long way into town to report his only child missing. But behind the boxes and the baskets crowding her Dad's workshop, Liv was hiding. This way her Dad had said, she'd never have to go to school; this way, she'd never have to leave her parents. This way, Liv would be safe.
A collection of seven brand-new novellas featuring the redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr John Watson from such authors as Andrew Lane, author of the Young Sherlock series, James Lovegrove, and Lyndsay Faye.
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?
The Snapchat video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2... Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent.
The new girl at an exclusive Swiss private school arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade. Her identity is a mystery. When she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East - and perhaps the world.
Manon has settled back into life in Cambridgeshire with her adopted son, Fly. She's perfectly happy working on cold cases - until a man is stabbed to death just yards from the police station, and both the victim and the prime suspect turn out to be much closer to home than she would like. How well does Manon know her loved ones, and are they capable of murder?
When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno's usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman's background in intelligence and his connection to Monica's husband only raise more questions for Bruno.
A local Arts Festival is being held to honour a cultural exchange visit from representatives of Borken - Whitstable's Twin Town in Germany. Yet very soon, personality clashes surface among the participants. Local politicians try to use the festival for their own ends while others jostle for improved billing on the festival programme. Then the festival commences with an unscheduled event when a celebrated author is found brutally murdered.
Fresh from solving the gruesome murder of a British agent in the Canary Islands, mystery writer Agatha Christie receives a letter from a family who believe their late daughter met with foul play. Christie travels to far-off Persia, where she meets an enigmatic archaeologist, Mrs. Woolley, as she is working on a big and potentially valuable discovery.
A vigilante killer hunting criminals who slipped through the justice system has arrived on Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke's turf. The trail of bodies stretches across the Lone Star State to the most savage clan East Texas has ever seen. And Hawke is the only one who can stop them.
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?
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."
After old remains surface during a Brighton heatwave, a young woman is attacked and left fighting for her life in hospital. 24 hours later she dies and a deadly tattoo is discovered on her body. When another young woman disappears, Detective Francis Sullivan and his team fear that a serial killer walks the streets.
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.
Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah's life.
Forty years ago a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. NYPD detective Lourdes Roubles uncovers a web of connections between a number of murder victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself, now a Chief of Police.
An old friend calls in a favour from former police officer now PI Cassie Dewell. She wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out in the Big Sky Country of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there's always something more to the story.
To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But 16 years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible...
Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, drawing her into a trap she may not escape alive. Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything.
Hana Keller serves up European style cakes and teas in her family-owned tea house, but when a customer keels over from a poisoned cuppa, Hana and her tea leaf reading grandmother will have to help catch a killer.
Kate McGuire convinces Sam Hepplewhite to hire her to work in Coral Cay's bakery, the Cookie House. Real estate developer Stewart Lord knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell. But when Stewart turns up the heat on Sam - then turns up dead after eating a fresh batch of Sam's cinnamon rolls - all eyes focus on the town's beloved bakery.
When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high-profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood - but is there more to Holly's death than at first meets the eye? Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna's missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her.
Before you read this book I want you to know three things: 1. The police are looking to charge me with murder. 2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it. 3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next. After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...
Vientiane, 1980: Dr. Siri finds a mysterious note tied to his dog, Ugly's, tail. The death threat is not just aimed at him, but at everyone he holds dear. And whoever wrote the note claims the job will be executed in two weeks. He must figure out who wants him dead -- and why -- and begins to cast through his personal history for a clue.
Susie Katz, known as an eccentric cat lady, decides to put up a tent and hold an extravagant wedding ceremony for her two Russian blues, inviting her bird-loving neighbor, a rival cat breeder, a local animal rights activist, and the niece and nephew who stand to inherit her considerable fortune. But chaos erupts when mice jump out of a wedding gift. Just a few hours later, Susie is stabbed in the back while searching for her missing kitties near the now-empty tent.
Contributors include Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Peter May, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Craig Robertson, E. S. Thomson, Sara Sheridan and Stuart MacBride.
A man obsessed with the cleansing power of fire is destroying everything that reminds him of his youth. That same Easter, a teenager is threatened by his girlfriend's tradition-bound family. Karsten's attempts to protect himself put him and his sister Synne at even greater risk. Then he disappears all together. Eight years later, Synne is determined to find out what happened that night. But the Fire Man is still there, waiting, and watching her search for the truth at every step...
In Akershus University Hospital, a patient disappears into thin air. That evening, his body is found in a basement box-room, his throat cut. When retired forensic pathologist Jennifer Platerud is called in to examine the dead man, she has no idea of just how closely she is involved in the murder herself. And in the merciless heat of summer, she will be forced to make connections she would have preferred to ignore...
London, 1471. The War of the Roses rages on. Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry Tudor, the only hope for the House of Lancaster - knows her enemies are closing in. Desperate for help, she turns to Christopher Urswicke for protection. But when ruthless scheming and pitiless killings are the only routes to survival, Urswicke will have to choose where his loyalties truly lie.
Toby is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.
When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how?
The body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her? Next a man is found dead in his Devon estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered at the Exeter Cathedral in Northhamptonshire. Macalvie and Jury consult retired detective Tom Bronwell, who tells them that the three murders, though very different in execution, are connected.
Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag is finally at work on his novel when editor Sylvia James discloses that her father and main client, aging literary genius Addison James, did not write his last two bestsellers. The real author, Addison's assistant, has disappeared with the newest manuscript. Tempted by Sylvia's offer to bid a hefty advance for his novel-in-progress, Hoagy agrees to help unearth Tommy's sudden disappearance.
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the Australian wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.
Sarah takes on the project of selling the stuff of a couple of newly arrived tech-industry hipsters who need to downsize. But the merchandise is hot - and she's the unwitting fence. Meanwhile, Michelle, an old friend of Sarah's from the Air Force base, has been hit with an anonymous discrimination complaint. When one of the men she suspects is behind the accusations turns up dead in Michelle's car, Sarah needs to clear Michelle's name - as well as her own.
Plunged into the painful memories and teeming streets of Beijing, Li Du obtains a humble clerkship that offers anonymity and access to the records he needs. He is beginning to make progress when his search for answers buried in the past is interrupted when the wife of a local factory owner is found dead along with a man who appears to have been her lover. The most likely suspect is the husband, but Li Du is sceptical.
Harvard librarian Hester Thursby runs a side business tracking down the lost, using her research skills. Her new case is finding Sam Blaine, who as a teenager fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. Sam and Gabe have traveled the country, reinventing themselves as they move from one mark to another. Now they're targeting a beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston's most influential families.
When three wife beaters are themselves found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson suspects that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood - who is connected to all three victims - is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered. And he is Lucy's husband. Now the police are running out of time, but can Maggie really believe her friend Lucy is a cold-blooded killer?
Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war to help her find the sniper who pulled the trigger. Soon Swagger is back in the action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal...and attempts to decipher that assassin's ultimate target before it's too late.
A wound sends esteemed sniper Nicholas Irving Vick "the Reaper" Harwood back to the US. He finds work training Special Forces snipers in Fort Bragg and enters a promising relationship with an Olympic medalist named Jackie. But when a series of assassinations takes place in the area, Harwood has to wonder why the killings seem to be in line with his every move. Or why he feels like he's being followed.
Investigative reporter Ross Hunter is approached by Dr Harry F. Cook, who claims to be in possession of absolute proof of God's existence and who wants Ross's help in publicizing it. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life's work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world's major religions are all under threat - if Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence.
When Skinner's old mentor on the force, Jimmy Proud, finds himself in a desperate situation, Skinner gets pulled into a murder investigation that's been closed for thirty years. The Body in the Quarry case was well-known around Edinburgh at the time: a popular priest found dead in a frozen quarry; a suspect with a clear motive charged; a guilty verdict. But with a journalist uncovering new evidence, the cold case has come back to haunt Proud - and only Skinner can help him.
Fitch is a world-class detective in Silicon Valley - he's tough, stoic, carries a big fist and a flip phone. One day, a woman knocks on Fitch's door. She's got a handful of cash and a wild story. She says that her father was Captain Don, or is Captain Don. He was killed, or maybe not. He's tweeting from beyond. Fitch takes the case and goes into the belly of the valley, discovering that life and death, well, sometimes they're just another transaction...
Walt Longmire, Sheriff for Absaroka County in Wyoming, investigates the shooting death of Cody Pritchard. It looks like a hunting accident, but Cody was one of four high school boys convicted of raping a young Cheyenne girl with fetal alchohol syndrome and left off with a suspended sentence. Will the other three meet with similar accidents?
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.
The town is hosting a music festival, and is bustling with musicians and tourists. Kathleen is looking forward to taking in some fabulous performances - and her two cats, Owen and Hercules, are looking forward to taking in some fabulous sardine crackers. But then the trio stumbles across a dead body by the river. The victim is a close friend - who also happens to be a look-alike of a popular cabaret singer set to perform at the festival.
April 1980 and Jane is the first female detective to be posted to the Met's renowned Flying Squad. She thinks her transfer is on merit but discovers she is part of an experiment intended to have a calming influence on a team known as the 'Dirty Dozen'. Determined to prove she's as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery involving millions of pounds. But she doesn't know who they are, or where and when they will strike.
Baltimore, 1966. Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz bolts from her marriage of almost twenty years, helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl and lands a job at the Star newspaper. She pursues the story of Cleo Sherwood, a young African-American woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that were on the periphery of Cleo's life, but for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her.
When two young sisters, Kylie and Bailey Brandt, disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their family hires an enigmatic bounty hunter from California, Alice Vega. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing oxycontin and meth epidemics, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan, to cut through the local politics.
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.
Martha's eager to finish the baby quilt she's making for her new granddaughter, but she scraps those plans when a young girl rings her doorbell begging for help. Poppy Halaby, the foster child of Martha's neighbour, is an orphan whose parents were murdered by a killer who was never caught. When Poppy's doting foster mom falls suspiciously ill, Martha is determined to keep the child safe.
1961. In order to investigate the gruesome death of a brilliant young physicist, KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin must leave Moscow for Arzamas-16, a top-secret research city that does not appear on any map. There he comes up against the brightest, most cutthroat brain trust in Russia who, on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev himself, are building a nuclear weapon with 3,800 times the destructive potential of the Hiroshima bomb.
At the scene of a fatal traffic accident, Lapslie's interest isn't in the recently deceased driver, rather the desiccated corpse found lying next to him. Something about the body stirs a fleeting recollection at the back of Lapslie's mind... Taking tea with her friend Daisy, Violet Chambers knows it's time to move on. As Daisy falls to the floor, eyes streaming, face burning, Violet calmly waits. Black hellebore is remarkably potent. It won't be long now.
When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit and run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the books. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit and run suffers another "accident" and the investigation shifts from driver negligence to attempted homicide.
Lucy Stone is recalling her wedding and begins to wonder at the whereabouts of Beth Gerard, her strong-willed maid of honour. It only takes one phone call for Lucy to realize that a reunion will happen sooner than later - at Beth's funeral. No one can believe that Beth, who was in the process of finalizing her fourth divorce, would jump off a penthouse terrace in New York City. Lucy suspects an ex-husband.
At 12 years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man named Herman, secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself - as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman's teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. All the while, a hideous crime in the past awaits exposure.
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.
When hired by a beautiful and enigmatic woman to find her missing younger sister, PI Roland Ford immediately senses that the case is not what it seems. His investigation leads him to a secretive charter school, skinhead thugs, a cadre of American Nazis hidden in a desert compound, an arch-conservative celebrity evangelist - and, finally, to the girl herself.
Texas Ranger Rory Yates arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation. He is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender.
Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings stunned Boston, a politician is found in a London park with his neck crushed by an enormous stone device etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When other Purgatory-inspired deaths erupt across the city, poet Christina Rossetti fears her missing brother, the artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, will be next. She enlists poets Browning and Tennyson, and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to decipher the literary clues.
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, leads a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. Once in the mountains, however, she learns that discovering the camp is only their first step in a mounting journey of fear.
New FBI leadership at the New York field office forces Pendergast to accept a partner. Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide.
A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. DI Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead - and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering - whose own brother Lyle pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle's support. But then Lyle is found dead with a syringe in his arm. And this OD, it turns out, was not an accident.
Motivated by her own difficult past, Hildy has an unparalleled commitment to supporting troubled clients through grief and addiction in Sorenson, Wisconsin. But when a distraught group therapy member reveals disturbing details about her late son's potential murder, Hildy goes from dedicated mental health professional to in-over-her-head amateur sleuth.
It's Rome, 44 AD, and the Ides of March are approaching. Cicero and Caesar have asked Gordianus to keep his ear to the ground and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar's life. Also, Gordianus's adopted son Meto has long been one of Caesar's closest confidants. To honor Meto, Caesar is going to make his father Gordianus a Senator when he attends the next session on the 15th of March.
Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she's full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. She's ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong.
10 year old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone. Then Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide, who promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio becomes Patrick's champion. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems.
When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination - claiming that they were not hired because they were men - Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case.
Two short standalone crime novels from early in Spillane's career -- never before published. A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician's killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and members of the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power - or death.
Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings?
Though her own roots remain shrouded in mystery, investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw Haines relies on tangible DNA evidence to help fellow foundlings uncover theirs - until a remarkable twist of fate presents a stranger bearing an eerily familiar childhood souvenir. And a chance encounter with a key player from a youthful misstep leads NYPD Missing Persons Detective Stockton Barnes on a desperate quest to locate the one woman he's ever regretted leaving - unless a savage killer finds her first.
Singapore, 1910. Harriet Gordon, hoping to gain some financial independence, advertises her services as a personal secretary. It is unfortunate that she should discover her first client, Sir Oswald Newbold - explorer, mine magnate and president of the exclusive Explorers and Geographers Club - dead with a knife in his throat.
In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Then a neighbour, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind.
The murder victim, Lady Virginia Courtauld was a boundary-breaking, colourful and unconventional person who rejected the submissive role women were expected to play. Ostracised by society for being a foreign divorcee at the time of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Ginie and her second husband, Stephen Courtauld, leave the confines of post-war Britain to forge a new life in Rhodesia, only to find that being progressive liberals during segregation proves mortally dangerous. Many people had reason to dislike Ginie, but who had reason enough to pull the trigger?
1666. London has been destroyed by fire and a Frenchman admits to having started it together with an accomplice, whom he says he has subsequently killed. John Grey is tasked by Secretary of State, Lord Arlington, with proving conclusively that the self-confessed fire-raiser is lying. Grey is increasingly perplexed at how much the Frenchman knows. And a body has been discovered that appears in every way to match the description of the dead accomplice.
It's been a year since Poppy's husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, losing all memory of several days. Those lost days have never stopped haunting her. And now she senses that someone is following her.
Charlene Morris opens a B&B in Salem, Massachusetts. On her first night in the house, a ghost informs her that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won't be able to leave until someone figures out who. If Charlene wants to get her business up and running and rid herself of this houseguest,she'll have to investigate.
SuLin is the assistant at Singapore's brand new detective agency - until Bald Bernie decides a 'local girl' can't be trusted with private investigations, and replaces her with a new secretary - pretty, privileged, and white. So SuLin's not the only person finding it hard to mourn Bernie after he's found dead in the filing room. And when her best friend's dad is accused, she gets up to some sleuthing work of her own in a bid to clear his name.
1872. When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. Sherlock finds himself at home among the street urchins, and when a boy dies of a suspected drug overdose, he decides to investigate, following a trail of strange subterranean symbols to the squalid opium dens of the London docks. Meanwhile a meeting with a beautiful Chinese woman leads Mycroft to the very same mystery, one that forces him to examine the underbelly of the opium trade that is enriching his beloved Britain's coffers.
Just as Ivy's brother Billy is about to get engaged to his beloved, a tragedy interrupts the happy moment. The body of longtime Santa Sofia resident Marisol Ruiz washes up on the beach - and it's even more heartbreaking since Marisol's father also recently died. But Marisol was a strong competitive swimmer. It seems unlikely there's even a grain of truth to the theory that she accidentally drowned.
1880, Edinburgh. Election fever grips the city. But while the rich and educated argue about politics, in the dank wynds of the docks it's a struggle just to stay alive. When a prostitute is brutally murdered, disturbing memories from thirty years ago are stirred in Inspector McLevy, who is soon lured into a murky world of politics, perversion and deception - and the shadow of the serpent.
Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle. Now twenty and desperate for work, Ben takes a job on the night stock crew at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence. And Ben can feel there's something wrong there.
A freak New York elevator accident kills four people, and reporter Barbara Matheson jumps on the story. But when she realizes one of the victims was her former intern, she's horrified. She shares her grief in her online column, only to receive a menacing - and anonymous - comment in return: "Sorry about your friend. It's often the case that innocents are lost in pursuit of a greater good".
Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's Unit in a nursing home. She avoids taking her medication, putting on a show for the aides, then stages her escape. The only problem is - how does she convince anyone that she's not actually demented? Any lingering doubt Rose herself might have had is erased when a would-be killer shows up in her house in the middle of the night.
She must find Annabelle. Before it's too late. Nora's daughter Annabelle has disappeared, last seen on her way home from a party. Gullspang's inexperienced police are wilting under the national media spotlight - and its residents desperate for answers. Stockholm DI Charlie Lager must return home to find Annabelle, and then get out of town as soon as she can. Before everyone discovers the truth about her.
Human bones discovered in California are linked to two missing people from Central New York. Sheriff's Detective Vanessa Alba and her partner dive into an investigation that lures them deep into the Finger Lakes region. There they find a community in the brutal grip of a powerful family - and a trail of dark secrets leading to the one family member who thought she got away...
The body of 15 year old Rachael Donahue - raised in foster homes and violently unapproachable - has been discovered at the bottom of a stairwell at Firebird, the secure facility for juvenile offenders. The girl's death comes with a disturbing twist - she may have been involved with a much older man. But Rachael's not the only resident to come to a dead end. Firebird's 10 year old "wild child" has overdosed in the infirmary. Maggie and Jack suspect a cold-blooded murderer with an agenda.
A young woman is found strangled in a park, and a male journalist has been killed in the backyard of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Detective Louise Rick is put on the case of the young girl, but very soon becomes entangled in solving the other homicide too when it turns out her best friend, journalist Camilla Lind, knew the murdered man.
A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, and Inspector Montalbano and his team have been stationed at port, alongside countless volunteers, to receive and assist the newcomers. Meanwhile, the inspector, agreeing to get a new suit tailored for a wedding, meets the charming master seamstress Elena Biasini. But while on duty at the dock one late night, tragedy strikes, and Elena is found gruesomely murdered.
Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot is juggling wedding preparations, a visit from her father, and home renovations on top of her long hours at the Honeybee Bakery, where she and her aunt Lucy imbue their yummy cookies and pastries with beneficial magic. But when firefighter Randy Post is accused of murdering a collector of rarities, and his prints are on the statue that was used to kill the man, Katie steps in..
Meet Patience Portefeux, a 53 year old, underpaid Franco-Arab interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specializes in phone tapping. Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in - and infiltrating - the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path: Patience becomes the Godmother.
After a seemingly harmless pinball racket claims the life of a trusted ally, a new ringleader signals the rebirth of an all-too-familiar crime network at home and across the pond. Spurred on by the possibility of a violent syndicate spreading like wildfire through Europe, Lane Sanders sets sail for London - the city where her parents began the undercover work that led to their tragic undoing.
Lana Lee is all smiles when the first evening of Cleveland's Asian Night Market kicks off the summer. The weekly festival is always good for business, packed with locals and tourists, and this year, some stiff new food-truck competition. Wonton on Wheels, run by old friends of Lana's parents, promises to have customers lining up for their delicately wrapped delights - until the truck blows up at evening's end.
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius parade along with her best friend, Ava. Carmela's ex-husband, Shamus, rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus's float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed.
Devon, 1607. Gabriel Taverner, former ship's surgeon turned country physician, is called to examine a rotting body found impaled on a blade. Identifying the corpse seems a hopeless task and the death is declared a suicide. But Gabriel is not satisfied and re-examines the body - making the first of a series of shocking discoveries that will lead him deep into the dark underbelly of the lucrative silk trade.
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.
When a popular high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it becomes clear that the opioid epidemic has spread even to the idyllic town of Paradise. It will be up to police chief Jesse Stone to unravel the supply chain and unmask the criminals behind it, and the investigation has a clear epicenter: Paradise High School.
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.
Suzette Cripps has been occupying a spare bedroom at Val's granddad's house while she takes classes in the town, but she's always seemed a little secretive and fearful, and any talk about her past is a closed book. After winning the costume contest at the Halloween-themed bookstore party, Suzette is mowed down by a hit-and-run driver - and Val and her grandfather start to wonder whether it was really an accident or if someone was after Suzette.
Village Blend manager Clare Cosi's ex-husband is making dates through smartphone swipes. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then one night, another kind of shot leaves a dead body for her to find. The corpse is an entrepreneur who used dating apps with reckless abandon - breaking hearts along the way.
On a trip to Banff, Judith finds her fellow guests at a small motel to be fascinating. Ma and Pa Stokes and their family members have gathered on the mountainside to give a relative a permanent send-off - a nice gesture, until Judith realizes that paying their respects might be a little premature - without some sinister assistance. Old man Codger's final wish is for his remains to be sent off down the Bow River. Yet the old coot isn't quite dead - yet.
Emperor Domitian has been awarded (or rather has demanded) yet another Triumph to celebrate two so-called victories. Preparations are going smoothly until one of the men overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a cliff on the symbolic Capitoline Hill. But Flavia Albia suspects there's more to the incident than meets the eye.
1974, Mandy River arrives in London and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege. Lord Morven is having his wife watched. According to Lady Morven, her estranged husband also has a violent streak, yet she doesn't seem the most reliable witness. Should Mandy believe her?
Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus's Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother's college friends. But when the group of women comes into Merry's shop, Merry is met with frosty attitudes and cold hearts. The women argue amongst themselves constantly, and the bickering only intensifies after one of the friends is poisoned.
A group of criminals in 1946 steal 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. Thirty years after that, 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.
After a hurricane hits Virginia Beach, Special Agent Meg Jennings and her Labrador, Hawk - members of the FBI's Human Scent Evidence Team - have been deployed. There they find a teenage girl hiding in the Great Dismal Swamp, a runaway lost to the sordid underbelly of a Virginia sex-trafficking ring. Its leader has disappeared in the chaos - along with other victims. Meg joins forces with Special Agent Walter Van Cleave and uncovers a network of abuse rooted in some of the most influential powers in Virginia.
When Liss's father-in-law decides to entice childless couples desperate for a holiday away from family to his rustic hotel, the unusual marketing tactic has everyone in Moosetookalook, Maine, in an uproar. Liss dismisses the bad publicity as being totally "overkilt" - until angry mobs fill the streets, the troublemaker who started it all turns up dead, and her loved ones are suspected of murder.
Quentin Dussler, a prominent member of the clay sculpting club, is found dead, clutching a piece of paper scrawled with Phee's mother's name. Terrified she's been targeted by assassins, Harriet begs Phee to investigate. What Phee uncovers is a complicated scheme that only the most diabolical of murderers would ever devise.
Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson's daughters - the Bronte sisters - learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance. As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman's place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues.
1920. Scotland Yard DI Albert Lincoln is called to a new case in the North West of England. Before the War, he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village of Mabley Ridge in Cheshire and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing, the sole witness being a traumatised boy who lives in a cemetery lodge.
Coffee lovers are gathering from far and wide at the convention hotel, and Krissy, Rita, and Vicki are excited. But some of the attendees may need to switch to decaf, as a public argument breaks out soon after they check in and then a flavour competition leads to bitter feelings. When the winner of the contest is beaned with a carafe full of cafe mocha, suspicions swirl - along with accusations of bribery.
Stephanie Plum is the new manager of the Red River Deli in Trenton, world-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind.
Leticia the Lake Lady, Oriole Point's oddest resident, believes someone plans to kill her - and the ghost. Only mulberries can protect them. Marlee doesn't take her fears seriously until a man named Felix Bonaventure arrives in the village, asking questions about a mysterious woman. The next day, Marlee finds Bonaventure dead on Leticia's property - shot through the heart with an arrow made of mulberry wood. And Leticia has disappeared.
1896. South London private detective William Arrowood's cases are far grittier, more violent and considerably less well-paid than those of Sherlock Holmes. But Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr. and Mrs. Barclay engage him to find their estranged daughter, Birdie, he's sure it won't be long before he and his assistant, Barnett, have tracked her down. But this seemingly simple missing-person case soon turns into a murder investigation.
When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he's determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. Soon, though, his illness becomes serious enough to require a more dramatic diversion - war with the West. Mitch Rapp is sent to discreetly knock him off. Discreetly, Mitch -- discreetly!
Angela, the daughter of a meth addict, is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more. Angela juggles multiple jobs to live a secluded life in a cabin in the mountains. But she also lives a secret life, right under everyone's noses. Because her family's bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary, violent existence in service of her own, personal mission in life. When Angela unexpectedly finds herself the prey of a group of international terrorists, she is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do.
The disappearance of a friend in her childhood, and a Los Angeles cold case from her twenties involving the death of a washed-up painter, resurfaces in the present. Claire is on her way to Las Vegas when 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 but the list of people who would be happy to see her dead is not a short one.
It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. When the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire.
Paul McGrath returns home from the Army to find his father dead, seemingly murdered. When the case ends in a mistrial - after a key piece of evidence disappears - something doesn't smell right to McGrath. He takes a job as a janitor in the courthouse - and begins to notice when witnesses suddenly change their stories, when jury members reverse their votes during deliberation, when armies of corporate attorneys grind down their small-time adversaries with endless tactical shenanigans.
Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest, but a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust, Eddie Gamboa. But Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted. But in this war there are no sides only survivors.
When terrorists attempt to bring the Eiffel Tower down, Kirk McGarvey stops the attack - and uncovers a much larger plot, one that aims to force the incompetent US President out by pitting him against Russia. But Vladimir Putin is eager to avoid an international conflict. When a missing Russian nuclear weapon is found heading to the US, he enlists McGarvey's help to stop it.
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.
Spring, 1897. Margaret Harkness receives a letter from her old friend Professor Bell, inviting her to join him in Germany on a mysterious mission for the German government involving the loss of state secrets to Anarchists. The resolution of this commission leads to her being stalked through the streets of London by a vengeful man armed with a powerful and nearly silent air rifle who has both Margaret and Queen Victoria in his sights.
While Lilly digs into a town beautification project, her friend Tamara O'Connor has greater concerns than well-pruned geraniums. The real-estate firm owner hasn't been shy about blaming perennial grouch Gladys Preston for thwarting her many attempts to sell off a beautiful beachside property. But accusations fly when Gladys is suddenly found dead - and Tamara is caught standing over the body with a bloody weapon in her hand.
Leilani Santiago is back in her birthplace, the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, to help keep afloat the family business, a shave ice shack. When she goes to work one morning, she stumbles across a dead body, a young pro surfer who was being coached by her estranged father.
Violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician. But the carefully constructed world she has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger.
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 110 degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.
Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.
Lisbeth Salander has disappeared, sold her apartment in Stockholm, gone silent electronically, told no one where she is. But Mikael Blomkvist needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets in Stockholm - a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at possible damaging knowledge of people in the highest echelons of government and industry. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist's phone number on it.
Dismas Hardy must defend his secretery Phyllis. She is suddenly arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who had been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death - on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. There is a connection between Phyllis, her convict brother, and Hector's murder that Dismas finds difficult to understand.
Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She's looking for her friend's missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. The pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble - caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end.
The Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1970s: A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom pull the body to the South Korean side on orders from their superiors, they have no idea of the international conflict their small action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bei, a young Korean soldier working with the US Army.
Freshly-minted Pinkerton agent Rose Gallagher has been recruited to the special branch, an elite unit dedicated to cases of a paranormal nature. Now six delegates have been murdered at a local political convention, and the police have no idea who - or what - is responsible. One thing seems clear: the killer's next target is a candidate for New York City mayor, one Theodore Roosevelt - and something supernatural is afoot.
When two brothers known operationally as 'Iron Sword' and 'Stone Fist' are suspected of plotting a major terrorist event, Matt Logan and his MI5 team work undercover to track them down. If they fail, an attack will be unleashed that will rock the country to its very core.
Westerley research facility - a "body farm" known for its investigations into human decomposition - is not for the faint-hearted. When Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman among Westerly's donated cadavers, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury a crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil.
Called in to investigate the disappearance of a young couple during a violent storm, Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island. It soon becomes clear that outsiders aren't welcome on the island, and with no choice but to investigate the local community, Paula soon suspects foul play, realizing that the islanders are hiding secrets from her, and each other.
Two Lucy Stone Halloween novels in one volume: TRICK OR TREAT MURDER and WICKED WITCH MURDER.
The small town of Snowberry Creek, Washington, is gearing up for the Halloween Festival, and naturally Abby is on the planning committee. As part of her duties, she's picking up a pumpkin order from ornery farmer Ronald Minter. But what she finds instead is the farmer in the middle of his corn maze with a knife in his back.
Mercy Carr got shot. Her fiance got killed - and his bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis, got depressed. Now Mercy and Elvis are back at home. Together, the two former military police officers set out to enjoy the Fourth of July weekend in Northshire, Vermont. But what begins as a walk in the woods turns into something far more sinister when they discover a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with human bones.
It is 1981 and Detective Inspector Henry Hobbes investigates a brutal murder. The manner of the death and its staged circumstances pose many questions to which there are no obvious answers. To track the murderer, Hobbes must cross boundaries into a subculture hidden beneath the everyday world he thought he knew. His investigation takes him into a twisted reality, which is both seductive and devastating, and asks him the one question he has been dreading. How far will he go in pursuit of the truth?
Dr. Evelyn Talbot, founder and head psychiatrist at Hanover House (a prison/research facility for psychopaths in remote Alaska), is planning to marry Amarok, her Alaska State Trooper love interest and the town's only police presence. But before the wedding can take place, a psychopath from the much more recent past comes out of nowhere and kidnaps her in broad daylight.
Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, has been tapped as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction, but her client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick.
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.
Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil, a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. Then, as the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered.
On vacation from London on the beautiful Italian coast, 28 year old Elena Standish has met a striking man named Ian. When Ian has to leave unexpectedly, Elena finds she's not ready to part from him, and the two share a spontaneous train trip home to England. But a shocking sequence of events disrupts their itinerary, forcing Elena to personally deliver a message to Berlin on Ian's behalf, one that could change the fate of Europe.
Wealthy Harry Exeter asks the Thames River Police to secretly 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.
June Cassidy sends Peter to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who has been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds that someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda's living room. Meanwhile a young homeless street musician on the run from a botched jewelry store heist makes the mistake of trying to steal Peter's 1968 green Chevrolet pickup truck.
From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a 13 year old boy is making his way to Germany and to safety. Because he holds details of the plans of an ISIS terror cell, the terrorists are hot on his trail. Luc Samson, an ex-MI6 agent fluent in Arabic, is given the job of finding the boy, winning his trust, and getting him to safety.
Anastasia manages a desperate phone call to her billionaire husband Denis Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers silence her with a powerful drug. But Hisami has been jailed by US authorities. Paul Samson, former MI6 agent and a genius at tracking missing persons is the obvious choice to free Anastasia. There's only one snag. Samson was, and probably still is, in love with Anastasia. If he manages to locate and save her, will it be for Hisami - or himself?
FBI Agent Peter Sutherland's job is monitoring an emergency line in the White House Situation Room for a call that has not - and might never - come. Until tonight. A terrified young woman named Rose tells Peter that two people have just been murdered and that the killer might still be in the house with her. One of the victims gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: "Tell them OSPREY was right. It's happening...".
One morning when unwilling early bird Amy Simms grabs her binoculars for a closer look at the woodpecker who has been waking her up, she can't believe her eyes. Across Ruby Lake, through a curtain of rain, she sees a body being tossed out of an upstairs window at the old McKutcheon place. But the police chief finds no body - only a discarded dressmaker's dummy - and complains that Amy sent him on a wild-goose chase.
She calls herself Lady Justice. Her first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company's human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims - but they don't know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Iranian scientists have teamed with a Russian agent and his arms-smuggling father to bring Soviet-era missiles from a remote Russian silo to Tehran. Op-Center must track them down, with the help of an Iranian defector who has more at stake than anyone realizes. Meanwhile, a lone agent is sent to Havana to find an aging revolutionary who may hold the key to the silo's location.
Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie is in London, undercover, working in the Bedford Arms, a pub in Camden. Run by an alcoholic, bankrupt landlord, it's a wartime refuge for the Irish in London. There Stefan falls into a romance with Vera Kennedy, an Irishwoman who has her own dark secrets to hide. But the drunken landlord is not as witless as he seems, and Stefan's mission is under perilous threat. When Vera disappears, he discovers that the Nazis were far closer to home than he thought.
One month after a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is abducted in a shopping center parking lot, two bombs explode in the neighbourhood of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. Then the assailants abduct Sara Linton, and GBI agent Will Trent goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre - putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.
From earliest memory they've been taught to hide, to hunt, to survive. Jack and Jill, feuding twins who can never stop running. Clare, mentor more than mother, steeped them in the art of espionage, honed their skills in weaponry, surveillance, and sabotage. Now 26, the twins are trying to lead normal lives. But when Clare goes missing, they realize her paranoid delusions are real.
A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a "chestnut man" - a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts - which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery - a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister's daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.
Rebecca takes a job as a live-in nanny, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten - by the luxurious "smart" house fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What Rebecca doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare - one that will end with a child dead and Rebecca in prison awaiting trial for murder.
Working alongside her childhood friend Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan is determined to get to the bottom of her mother's puzzling suicide once and for all - even if it means exposing an unsettling past. It certainly seems like her family's Victorian funeral home has borne witness to more than one dark secret, but when a recent double homicide leads to an even grislier discovery, separating the truth from the lies might be the last thing Rowan does.