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With her staff set to handle the influx of tourists for this year's Shakespeare festival, Ashland pastry chef Juliet Capshaw moves back into her childhood home. Jules discovers a long-forgotten dossier in her deceased father's belongings that details one of the most controversial cases in Ashland's history: a hit-and-run accident from the 1980s. Or was it?
Meg Langslow has joined her grandfather on a cruise ship vacation dedicated to lectures on birds and other environmental topics. But the ship breaks down and needs repairs...in the Bermuda Triangle. Worse, a woman has jumped ship - leaving behind a note that reveals alarming details about her fellow writing retreat members who are still onboard - and Meg's grandfather's assistant, Trevor, is now missing too.
Sheriff Quinn Colson is walking again, eager to resume his work as a southern lawman and track down those responsible for his attempted murder. But someone is standing in his way: an interim sheriff, appointed by the newly elected Governor Vardaman, the man who Quinn knows ordered his murder.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he is approached by Meryl Hawkins, the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Now out of prison, Hawkins still claims he didn't commit the murders. Decker, second-guessing his younger self, digs into the old case - and finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough...
Tricia stops by Joyce Whitman's romance bookstore looking for a book to get her fired up. She stumbles on something hot, but it's an argument between Joyce and her neighbour Vera Olson instead of a steamy read. When Vera turns up dead in Joyce's garden hours later, Tricia has to wonder - could Joyce be the killer?
October 23, 2018. In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, there sit two aging Irishmen--Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs. They've heard that Maurice's estranged daughter, Dilly, will be either arriving on a boat coming from Tangier or departing on one heading there. This nocturnal vigil will excavate their shared history of violence, romance, mutual betrayals, and serial exiles.
Poor elderly Mrs. Dunwiddy is found dead in the scrub by the road leading out of Mircester. Agatha digs into the case, facing off with everyone from secretive factory bosses to Russian officials as she wades deeper into the mystery surrounding the killing.
The vice president of the United States is missing, the director of the National Security Agency has been assassinated, and the mysterious organization orchestrating global instability is in tatters. While John Quick recovers from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him, Logan West is on the hunt to bring the vice president back to the United States to face justice for his treason.
Three days before a key election, U.S. Senator Diane Cragin is electrocuted on her own doorstep - a shocking twist in an already brutal political race. The obvious culprit is Cragin's rival Joey Green, a city official who has had his hand in every till in town for the past twenty years. But after discovering a fortune in cash in Cragin's safe, Maggie and Jack suspect they've stepped into a much bigger conspiracy.
Mel Turner can't resist the chance to bring the Crockett Theatre, a decrepit San Francisco art nouveau movie palace, back to life. But several artists are currently squatting in the building, and they aren't the only ones haunting the once-grand halls of the historic theater....When one of the squatters is found dead, the police department has a long list of suspects to investigate.
Rudy and Frank Wolfe are engaging in routine miscellaneous business - some legitimate and some less so - for their family when they stumble upon a stash of high-quality pornographic films in a raid. The plot thickens when their Aunt Catalina, the family matriarch aged 115, recognizes her long-lost sister in one of the young performers. Catalina tasks the boys with tracking the girl down, however improbable a connection may be.
Georgie and Darcy are finally on their extended honeymoon in Kenya's Happy Valley, but Georgie suspects Darcy has actually been sent to fulfill another secret mission. He finally confides that there have been robberies in London and Paris and the aristocratic thief may have fled to Kenya. Then, after one of the leading lights in the community, Lord Cheriton, makes a play for Georgie, he is found bloodied and lifeless along a lonely stretch of road, apparently fallen victim to a lion.
When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child. The remains are quickly identified as 7 year old Jessica Collins, who had vanished 26 years ago.
Hana spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale. She tells the seller that he's charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar - he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn't trust and he just wants it out of his life. Getting it home Hana finds a tiny microchip tracking device attached to the bottom. She decides to confront the seller about the sneaky sale but when she arrives at his house, she finds him dead.
Disbarred Virginia attorney Kevin Moore takes a job at SUBstitution, the world's saddest sandwich shop. His closest confidants: a rambunctious rescue puppy and the twenty-year-old computer whiz manning the restaurant counter beside him. When a bizarre, mysterious stranger wanders into the shop armed with a threatening "invitation" to join a multimillion-dollar scam, Kevin will need every bit of his legal savvy just to stay out of prison.
Violet Mooney owns the Full Moon crystal shop in quaint North Harbor, Connecticut. Still grieving her beloved grandmother's recent unexpected death, she takes comfort in her fat orange cat Monty and her work. When disagreeable town councilwoman Carla Fernandez picks a fight over Violet's "voodoo shop," the two have a very public confrontation. Of course, when Carla turns up dead, Violet gets little sympathy from the police as suspect #1.
Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. But he was once known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. Then a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.
Robbie Jordan returns to visit Santa Barbara, California for a high school reunion. At first, she has fun hanging out with her old classmates and reuniting with the local flavors - avocados, citrus, fish, and spicy Cali-Mex dishes. But then she gets wind of rumours that her mother, an environmental activist, may not have died of natural causes.
Romance novelist Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack arrive at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old English estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel. Here Sara has invited a number of other guests. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven't been heard from since - and Sara wants to solve the case by casting everyone who was there in a live mystery theater event. to reenact the events of that night.
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.
Gerald Hennessey - silver screen star and much-loved heart-throb - never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint Devonshire seaside town on the English Riviera. He is murdered on the 4.30 from Paddington. Miss Judy Dimont - corkscrew-haired reporter for the local rag, the Riviera Express, investigates Gerald's death. But she's soon called to the scene of a second murder, where she finds Arthur Shrimsley in an apparent suicide on the clifftops above the town beach.
The grand opening of Fiona's new venture, the Climbing Rose Flower Shop in Aberdeenshire, is imminent. But imperious parish minister Quaid MacCullen has made it undeniably clear that he would be happy to send Fiona back to Tennessee. Then Kipling, the tiny village's weak-kneed volunteer police chief, finds a dead body on the beach. It is that of Quaid MacCullen.
When DS Josie Masters is called out to a house in North Oxford, she finds Harry, her friend and former colleague, is a murder victim. She thought Harry lived alone, but evidence suggests he'd had a lodger - a young woman who has fled the scene. And as more killings stun Oxford, the police discover that the young woman is on the run, and someone is following her - leaving a stack of bodies in their wake...
After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house. Then she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there who, rumour has it, has haunted the house for more than a century. Then one night, Ava confronts an apparition, who feels all too real, and who welcomes her into his world - and into his arms. She soon learns that every woman who has ever lived in the house has also died there.
Hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave faces his most personal challenge yet when two boys are abducted while being driven to Resurrection House, the school Jonathan founded as a sanctuary for children of incarcerated parents. The boys' mom, Connie Kendall, is awaiting trial on drug smuggling charges. Prosecutors want her to testify against the brutal Cortez Cartel to help bring down their ruthless operations.
Still reeling from a particularly difficult operation, and having plummeted back into the drug and alcohol addiction that got him kicked out of the military as a result, Joe Brody has just managed to detox at the clinic of a Chinese herbalist when the mob bosses phone: they need Joe to help them swindle a group of opioid dealers connected to al Qaeda.
Van Shaw finds himself investigating his mother and her relationship to a boy named Sean Burke - a boy Moira may have been seeing when she became pregnant. Could this Burke be the biological father who abandoned Van before he was born? Although Van knows all too well that some doors shouldn't be opened, he decides to investigate the man - only to discover that Burke has an even darker family history than Van's own.
After inheriting her uncle's Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky - smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest - Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists: pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best in southern cooking. To Miranda's delight, Paint & Shine is a total success - until someone kills the cook.
Helsinki, March 1953. Nellie, a prostitute working in a high-end brothel is found floating upside down in Helsinki Harbor. Homicide chief Jokela passes the job to his former colleague Hella. It's beginning to look like a serial killer is at work when Elena, another lady of the night, narrowly escapes being driven into the harbor by her 19-year-old john. Problem was he had handcuffed her in the car...
A Brighton gangster is on trial for conspiracy to murder, following the death of a rival crime family boss. When Roy Grace is called in to investigate a murder that has links to the accused and the trial, and the suspicion that an attempt has been made to intimidate jurors, he finds the reach and power of the accused's tentacles go higher than he had ever imagined.
Deputy Coroner Clay Edison gets a call. Workers demolishing a local park have made a haunting discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a child. But whose? And how did it get there? No sooner has Clay begun to investigate than he receives a second call - this one from a local businessman, wondering if the body could belong to his sister. She went missing fifty years ago, the man says.
An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
Ed Edwards is in the used car business, a business built on adjusted odometers, extra-fine print, and the belief that "buyers better beware." Burdened by an aging, alcoholic mother constantly on his case to do something worthier of his lighter skin tone and dreaming of a brighter future for himself and his plucky little sister, Ed is ready to get out of the game. When Dave, his lazy, grease-stained boss at the eponymous dealership Smiling Dave's sends him to repossess a Cadillac, Ed finally gets the chance to escape his miserable life.
Local author. Set on the coast of Washington State. Former US Marine Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a widow. A corrupt deputy sheriff comes looking for a mysterious package - and leaves with her rescue dog Lucy, threatening to have the dog destroyed unless Jess delivers the goods allegedly stolen by her husband before his untimely death. The next person to appear on her doorstep is a newly released ex-convict, whose time in prison had been spent training Lucy for a service-animal program.
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.
Baywood police department detective A. L. McKittridge is no stranger to tough cases, but when five-year-old Emma Whitman disappears from her day care, there isn't a single shred of evidence to go on. Neither the grandmother who dropped her off, nor the teacher whose care she was supposed to be in, can account for the missing child. There are no witnesses. No trace of where she might have gone. There's only one thing A.L. and his partner, Rena Morgan, are sure of - somebody is lying.
Gardening enthusiast and town newcomer Aaron Grady is giving the term "book lover" a whole new meaning. Inappropriate looks and unwelcome late-night visits to Lindsey's house have everyone from the crafternooners to Lindsey's fiance, Sully, on edge. Then Grady's dead body is found staged outside the library and all the clues point to Sully.
As the head of Swedish Intelligence in Brussels, Bente Jensen has many enemies, even among those who ought to be her allies - such as Jonathan Green of MI6, who has been part of an MI6 conspiracy to hold, interrogate, torture, and kill its political prisoners in a safe house in Syria. When it is clear Bente can expose this operation, MI6 uses its full arsenal of dirty tricks to shame her, disgrace her, destroy her relationships, and remove her from active service.
A collection of 14 of her crime and detective short stories, many featuring legendary detective V.I. Warshawski - including a brand-new V.I. story.
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.
Badly injured while stopping a rogue agent from obtaining weapons of mass destruction, elite warrior Eric Steele is drawn back into service before he's ready when unknown assailants break into his home near Pittsburgh, injuring his mother and stealing his father's pistol. While tracking his foe, Steele discovers he's become entangled in a far more sinister plan that's already been set in motion.
A small southern town was evacuated after a freak accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the National Guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan's father is an engineer, is under military lockdown...
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.
Gabriela, a senior negotiator in the FCO's counter-terrorism unit, runs a small and powerful team based in Whitehall. Her partner Tom - a freelance architect - looks after their two small children. When Gabriela returns from a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn't seem right. Meanwhile, Camden journalist Isobel witnesses a horrific attack. As she starts to investigate, she uncovers a dark network of human trafficking and exploitation. While Gabriela's life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the story.
Jay must break his vow never to work with MI5 again and turn to the person who sold him out. Imran Siddiqi once tried to kill Jay but now they have a common adversary. The one thing worse than death is watching the people closest to you die. And after the happiest day of Imran's life becomes the most tragic, he will stop at nothing to take revenge on the people that have taken away his family.
When Isabelle Coleman, a beautiful young girl, goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town's darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn't even know was missing. Mute and unresponsive, it's clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle's.
Monte Carlo's most lavish casinos have become the targets of an efficient, brutal, and highly successful group of criminal gamblers. A casino dealer has been beaten to death and a German heiress's son has been kidnapped. Who better to connect the crimes, and foil the brilliant plot, than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? From the baccarat tables of the finest casinos to the yachts in the marina, to the private jet company that somehow ties these criminal enterprises together, Simon Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find some way to out-think and out-maneuver villains of every stripe.
After Jane Darrowfield, in her first year of retirement, helps a friend with a sticky personal problem, word starts to spread that she's the go-to girl for situations that need discreet fixing. Soon she has her first paid assignment - the director of a 55-and-over condo community needs her to de-escalate hostilities among the residents. It seems she might make some progress - until one of the aging "popular kids" is bludgeoned to death with a golf club.
Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She's smart, she's a hard worker, she does the right thing, she's successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston's defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA's office is her ticket to a successful future. Problem is - she's wrong. And in this cat and mouse game - the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
When Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father's loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. Donati believes the Pope was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments that night is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel. Soon Gabriel is dealing with a long-suppressed gospel, a shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, and a conspiracy to seize the papacy.
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water...
Former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle moves to Gravigna in the wine-soaked region of Chianti. Early one morning, he hears a gunshot near his cabin and walks out to discover a dead body in the woods, flashily dressed in gold tennis shoes. A small white dog at the scene won't leave Nico alone, so he lies to the police and claims to be its owner.
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.
When beautiful young social media star Violet Armstrong goes missing in the middle of a scorching Peak District summer, the case sparks a media frenzy. The clock is ticking for DI Meg Dalton and her team to find Violet before online threats explode into real life violence. And then the blood and hair of a young woman are found in an empty pig trough at the local abattoir...
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.
In Rome Genevieve can be whoever she wants to be. Her neighbours aren't nosy; her Italian is passable; the shopkeepers and restaurant owners now see her as a local, and they let her be. But one morning, after getting groceries, she returns to her 500-year-old Trastevere apartment to find her door unlocked. But there is a small box on the table addressed to "Lucy Callahan," a name that she hasn't used in ten years.
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.
Reykjavik detective Gunnhildur Gisladottir tries not to believe in ghosts. But when Helgi, one of her team, is certain he's seen a man who had been declared dead more than fifteen years ago, she reluctantly gives him some unofficial leeway to look into it. There are people who have nursed grudges for years, hoping for a reckoning one day. Even the rumour of his being alive and kicking is enough to spark a storm of fury and revenge, with Gunnhildur and Helgi caught up in the middle of it.
August, 1944: US Army detective Billy Boyle is assigned to track down a French traitor, code-named Atlantik, who is delivering classified Allied plans to German leaders in occupied Paris. But the plans have been planted by the Allies. Now Billy and Kaz are assigned to the Resistance with orders to not let them capture the traitor: the deception campaign is too important.
What starts with the gruesome discovery of a severed head on the tube soon becomes personal for former DI Cal Drake, now a private eye partnered with enigmatic forensic pathologist Dr Rayhana Crane. It's not long before the case leads them to the darkest corners of the nation's capital and into dangerously close contact with an international crime circuit, a brutal local rivalry, and a very personal quest for retribution.
When council officer Chris Buckley is approached by an odd old man demanding help in healing a decades-old family rift, he sends the stranger away. But then the old man is murdered, and the police arrive on Chris's doorstep asking questions to which he has no answers. As Chris begins to look into the circumstances of the murder, he uncovers a deadly secret in the silt and mud of the local canals.
When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance.
A deluxe illustrated commemorative collection of Bradbury's finest crime stories.
Tank Rizzo is one of NYPD's "tin badges" - retired detectives brought in to handle situations the force cannot. With his best friend and ex-partner Pearl and a team of misfit experts he has been pursuing a case against a dangerous kingpin known as Gonzo. Then he discovers his new ward, his 12 year old orphaned nephew, has genius-level skill with computers - which may be exactly what is needed to take Gonzo down - but getting him involved could put his life at risk.
Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week. When Declan's family shows up early to enjoy a few extra days in Savannah, his youngest sister finds an unsavory surprise: her ex-husband, dead in a hotel room hours after they argued. The ex was a scam artist with a lot of enemies, but the argument puts Declan's sister under suspicion.
After a powerful Russian mob family declares war by publicly executing two high-profile American politicians, the president creates a clandestine assassination team to take the fight back to the criminals. One of the two former Navy Seals recruited for the job is targeted in a fatal attack. Now it's up to Rob Tacoma to do the impossible: find and kill the hidden mob boss and take on a ruthless enemy with endless resources, zero boundaries, and no mercy.
Joe Pike happens to be on hand when bank teller Izzy, on her way to lunch, is abducted by two men. He chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But after posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. Elvis uncovers a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, and the Witness Relocation Program. But what of all that did Izzy know?
It's Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene. National Crime Agency's Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetized, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren't even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?
In Naples a baby is left abandoned beside a dumpster. A young Ukranian maid fights the torrents of greed - and struggles with her frustration with the world around her. Small animals begin to disappear off the streets. The task of solving these mysteries is entrusted to a team of policemen in which few believe: the Bastards of Pizzofalcone.
Josie Waters is the enthusiastic new owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse - a ramshackle Victorian mansion high on a hill above the breezy seaside town of Oyster Cove, Maine. But Josie's first guest - a stuffy food critic - is murdered before breakfast, and the town sheriff suspects Josie could be to blame. Thank goodness Nero and Marlowe - the guesthouse's resident cats - are also on the case.
The last Lord Thorpe, reclusive owner of Thorpe Manor, has died. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are invited to the auction at which the estate will be sold off, in hopes Holmes can uncover the whereabouts of the missing De Trop Diamond, a jewel-encrusted gemstone brought back from the Crusades by an earlier member of the Thorpe dynasty - and the source of a legendary curse.
With its pale, aquamarine waters and golden sands, the shoreline at Temple Regis was a sight to behold. But when an unidentifiable body is found there one morning, the most beautiful beach in Devon is turned into a crime scene. For Miss Dimont - ferocious defender of free speech, champion of the truth and ace newspaperwoman for the Riviera Express - this is a case of paramount interest, and the perfect introduction for her young new recruit Valentine Waterford.
At the funeral of his army buddy, Sean, Nick Heller is approached by a member of the wealthy Kimball family. She wants to become a whistleblower, exposing evidence that Kimball Pharmaceutical knew its biggest money-maker was dangerously addictive and led directly to the overdoses and deaths of people like Sean. But Nick quickly finds himself entangled in the complicated family dynamics of the Kimball dynasty.
Detective Constable Cat Kinsella and her partner Luigi Parnell investigate when a young Australian woman turns up dead after a party thrown by her new boss. The initial investigation of Naomi Petrovic's murder points to coffee shop owner Joseph Madden. Madden insists he was home with his wife Rosa at the time of the murder. But Rosa contradicts his alibi, swearing that she was home alone.
While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation. The trail leads from the Balkans all the way back to Hollywood. Court is determined to shut it down, but his CIA handlers have other plans. The criminal ringleader has actionable intelligence about a potentially devastating terrorist attack on the US. The CIA won't move until they have that intel. It's a moral balancing act with Court at the pivot point.
Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is soon shocked to discover that she and the rest of her companions have been brought to the remote island under false pretenses - and all seven strangers harbour a secret.
After the father of Ava's best friend, Mimi, loses his family's savings in a Ponzi scheme, Mimi turns to her old friend for help. Ava launches an investigation that sends her from Amsterdam to Antwerp and then to Singapore. Soon Ava finds herself in conflict with one of the most influential family dynasties in Singapore and eventually back in Toronto, where she confronts the new face of power and corruption.
Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate, where Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancee, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. But on the coach, a distressed woman leaps up, demanding to disembark. She insists that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. A seat-swap is arranged. A body is discovered in the Devonports' home with a note that refers to "the seat that you shouldn't have sat in."
Chloe Jackson is helping her late friend's grandmother Vivi run the Sea Glass Saloon in the Florida Panhandle. Emerald Cove is less a sleepy fishing village than a panhandle hotspot overrun with land developers and tourists. But it's a Sea Glass regular who is mysteriously crossed the cranky Vivi. When their bitter argument comes to a head and he's found dead behind the bar, guess who is the number one suspect?
A dilapidated Victorian house on Finisterre Island has become home to a group of squatters and junkies, and strangers have a habit of bringing trouble. A young boy disappeared during the summer, and though he was found safely, the incident stirred suspicion among locals. Now another child is missing. Summoned to the island by a cryptic text, Hester Thursby discovers a community cleaning up from a devastating storm - and uncovers a murder.
Bar Harbor's population has just increased a bit with the arrival of Tim and Trudy Lancaster. Tim's taking over for a retiring minister, and Trudy runs a food truck called Wicked 'Wiches. Then Trudy tragically dies in her truck while catering a Halloween party, and suspicion falls on a cranky, competitive caterer who had made veiled threats to Trudy.
A collection of 17 brand-new crime stories from bestselling authors Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Denise Mina, R.J. Ellory, Christopher Fowler, Stella Duffy, Ken Bruen, Lauren Henderson, James Grady, Jason Starr, Lavie Tidhar, John Harvey and more.
Nine years after divorcee Marcia Brown, a pillar of the community accused of theft, took her own life, her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. Bob Skinner's daughter Alex, Solicitor Advocate, has taken on the brief. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in.
The body of a Vietnamese woman dumped along the Wyoming interstate opens a baffling case for Sheriff Longmire, whose only suspect is a Crow Indian with a troubled past. But things get even stranger when a photograph turns up in the victim's purse that ties her murder to one from Longmire's past-a case he tackled as a Marine Corps investigator forty years earlier in Vietnam.
19 original in-universe stories and rarely seen reprints, from Jeffrey Deaver, Elly Griffiths, Val McDermid, Dean Koontz, Joe R. Landsdale and more.
Rumor has it that a notorious killer, who committed a brutal crime as a child, has been living a new life under an assumed identity in Joanna's seaside town. So who is the criminal hidden in their midst? Suspicion falls on everyone.As Joanna becomes obsessed with the case, her curiosity will expose her son and his father to the supposedly reformed murderer - who may be ready to kill again.
Spring is coming to Mayville Heights, and Kathleen's brother, Ethan, has arrived in town with his band, the Flaming Gerbils. But not everything goes as scheduled when one of Ethan's bandmates gets into a fight with a man interested in investing in the town. When the businessman's body is later found, Ethan's friend is implicated in the crime.
Alastair Sheridan has wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and a real chance of becoming the Prime Minister. But he also has a secret. He's a serial killer with a taste for young women. Disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of only a handful of people who know that. Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men claiming to be from MI6 and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity.
970: For the first time since Helga was adopted, her family will be gathered in one place. But her siblings are coming with darkness in their hearts. Everyone knows their father, the Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson, has a great chest of gold hidden somewhere on his land - and each of his heirs is determined to find it. Then one morning Helga is awakened by screams. Blood has been shed. Kin has been slain. All the clues point to one person - who cannot possibly be the murderer, at least in Helga's eyes.
Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.
In the aftermath of a fire at a derelict cottage, a badly charred body is discovered, along with the burnt remnants of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes - the hidden legacy of Dolly Rawlins and her gang of Widows. Young DC Jack Warr of the Metropolitan Police is assigned to the case and finds himself increasingly drawn into a murky underworld of corruption and crime. Those millions have not been forgotten.
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.
On a sunny dock in Gibraltar, Slaton returns to the sailboat he shares with his wife and young son to find them missing. The only clue to their whereabouts is a cryptic message: if he wants to see them again, he must eliminate an obscure scientist working for the International Atomic Energy Agency. Slaton races to Vienna to unravel the scheme.
Local author. A body washes up on the shore near Deception Cove. It belongs to "Bad" Brock Boyd, a disgraced former professional athlete from Makah County who recently finished a prison sentence for dogfighting. Marine veteran Jess Winslow, now a trainee deputy in Deception Cove, is assigned to help investigate the suspicious death. But when it comes out that her friend, ex-convict Mason Burke, had a run-in with the victim on the day of his death, she's forced to question whether everything she thinks she knows about Burke is wrong.
Gouged from an unexpected divorce, Cat Cooper suddenly finds herself struggling as a life coach for the hopelessly adrift in East Hampton and contending with Heather Holland - a spiteful neighbour who will do anything to bully her out of town. But her second act may very well continue behind bars when Heather's dead body turns up next to a shattered punchbowl... and Cat's pinned as the murderer.
On an otherwise normal morning, former Special Forces operative Sam Dryden is the target of an unsuccessful attempted abduction. Using his attacker's cellphone, he learns that another person, a woman named Danica Ellis, is also being targeted. Dryden arrives just in time to save Danica from the assault team sent after her. But neither of them recognize the other - or have any idea why they are being targeted.
When businessman Thomas Peterson is killed outside a football ground in the Highlands, there are several witnesses. Yet the hunt for the killer is proving as futile as the search for a motive. Possible connections to Russian money and an eerie retirement home are soon thrown into the mix. To further complicate things, DI Westphall's MI6 past is coming back to haunt him. Guilt stalks his dreams, but could there be a message in these nightmares?
Elementary school teacher Maeve Kelly, is a reluctant participant in the Other Half, Bath's springtime half-marathon. As race day draws closer, an undocumented Albanian man named Spiro makes a run for freedom on the other side of town, escaping the chain gang that has held him hostage and its murderous foreman, who is known to his charges as the Finisher. Meanwhile Detective Peter Diamond is tasked with crowd control on the raucous day of the race - and catches sight of a violent criminal he put away a decade ago.
When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, 7 year old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo's world is destroyed again.
Eugene Tarpon, private eye, a sometime cop, has set up shop after being kicked off the force for accidentally killing a political demonstrator. After months in which no one shows up at the door of his office in the midst of the market district of Les Halles, the bell rings and a beautiful woman bursts in, her hands dripping blood. It's Memphis Charles, her roommate's throat has been cut, and Memphis can't go to the police because they'll only suspect her.
Birdie Watson and her new husband have decided to join the Mystical Feather Society, a spiritist group living on a commune in the mountains of Ojai, California. Before her free-spirited friend makes a huge mistake, Martha organizes a surprise visit to check out the commune. While white-robed members conduct a seance in a glass yurt, their leader, Royal St. Germain, is missing - until Martha and her friends discover him shot to death in their Winnebago.
1888. The approaching end of summer means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways, with guest of honour Prince Otto of Austria. With nearly every eligible daughter of Newport high society in attendance, Emma can almost hear romantic dreams shattering like glass slippers when the prince finally appears - as a corpse in the garden.
Lucy arrives on a private Maine island owned by eccentric billionaire Scott Newman to do a feature story. An environmentalist, Scott has stripped the getaway of modern conveniences in favor of an extreme eco-friendly lifestyle so that a trip to the island is like traveling back to the 19th century - much to the dismay of the island's other residents. Before Lucy can get the full scoop on Scott, she is horrified to find one of his daughters dead at the bottom of a seaside cliff.
Thirty-something Margot's adopted mother has died, allowing Margot to finally go looking for her birth mother. She learns that her mother is dead, murdered many years ago, one of a series of sex workers killed in Glasgow. The killer - or killers? - is still at large - and sending Aunt Nikki gloating letters with details of the crime.
Inspector Mislan's final case after a long night's shift could be his last. Called to a wealthy neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur, he finds a crime scene unlike any he has encountered before: pristine, the victims a family seated at dinner, Mona Lisa smiles fixed to their faces, frozen mid-gesture around the traditional Chinese New Year dish of yee sang, signifying prosperity, longevity, many good things - though it's not that time of year..
Investigator Roland Ford has taken a job for a fellow Marine and a rising politician, Dalton Strait. Strait is contending with unexplained bombings of government buildings in his district...but that is not why he hired Ford. Strait's wife, Natalie, has gone missing, leaving behind a cryptic plea for help. Yet, as Ford digs into the details of a troubled marriage, the bombings in the city intensify and Ford soon learns that the seemingly random attacks may be connected to the case he's on.
Army intelligence officer Amy Cornwall receives a phone call with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in 48 hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ her most lethal tactics to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why.
1897. Sherlock Holmes is investigating a murder that took place during a society ball.Holmes and Watson rush to the scene, but are shocked by the flippant attitude of the ball's hosts: the wealthy Ernest Moncrieff and his new wife Gwendolen. But behind the superficial facade, Holmes and Watson uncover family secrets going back decades, and a mysterious blackmailer pulling the strings.
Life is good for Rafael de Bourbon. The forty-year-old Spaniard recently married a wealthy English beauty, and is days away from opening a luxury boutique hotel off the southern coast of Thailand. Then the Royal Thai Police storm the hotel, arrest him for blackmail and extortion, and throw him into Bangkok's most notorious jail. In desperation, he reaches out to Simon Riske.
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body - and killed him. After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team - and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn't been exposed - it's time to look into Dr. Abner's past and relationships.
Strange things have been happening since Hildy started moonlighting with local police, but a desperate late-night call involving a former patient from Sorenson General Hospital tops the list. Although Danny Hildebrand has been tormented by hallucinations for years, he swears he's being haunted for real by the victim of a grisly murder. After a body turns up in a neglected farmhouse crawling with secrets, Hildy and the magnetic Detective Bob Richmond rush to explain Danny's knowledge of the incident.
After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn't know - she isn't the only one plotting her revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie?
Inspector Unai Laopez de Ayala, known as "Kraken," is charged with investigating a series of ritualistic murders. The murders are eerily similar to ones that rattled the Basque citizens of Vitoria 20 years earlier. But back then, police were sure they had discovered the killer, a prestigious archaeologist who is currently in jail. Now Kraken must race to determine whether the killer had an accomplice or whether the wrong man has been incarcerated for two decades.
When a seventeen-year-old boy goes missing while camping with his buddies in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend, the case is right up PI Charlie Dodge's alley. But when Universal Theorem, the shadowy and elusive organization from his assistant's Wyrick's past, escalates its deadly threats against her, it pushes both partners past their breaking points.
Atlanta, Georgia. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold - until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth.
A controversial new property development is planned in Whitstable which will encroach upon the green open space of the downs, to the dismay of Whitstable residents who view this as the thin end of the wedge with regard to local wildlife conservation. Pearl's friend Martha spearheads a protest - and newspaper headlines claim a moral victory for the residents in this David and Goliath battle. But the victory is short lived when Pearl discovers a dead body on the downs...
A cable food channel has selected bakery Yeast of Eden as a featured culinary delight for a new show. Baking apprentice Ivy Culpepper is excited as the crew arrives, ready to capture all the ins and outs of the renowned bread shop. But instead they capture something much harder to stomach: the attempted murdered of the show's cameraman just outside Yeast of Eden.
Three haunted house mysteries, a Lucy Stone from Lelie Meier, a Hayley Powell from Lee Hollis, and a Julia Snowden from Barbara Ross.
It's 1949. War veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison and is sent to Poca City on parole. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment - and a stiff drink - leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy.
A six-part TV series is to be produced about the tangled relationships between the families of Douglas Ellard, the father who raised Joanne, and Desmond Love, her biological father. Joanne is working on the script with Roy Brodnitz, a brilliant writer and friend. But before the script is completed, Brodnitz disappears while scouting locations in northern Saskatchewan. Hours later, he dies in a state of mortal terror.
When Stella's friend inherits a creaky, abandoned home in Nantucket, she knows it's the perfect setting for the town's annual Halloween fundraiser. A deserted, boarded-up building on the property - once used as a candle-making shop - adds to the creepy ambiance. But as Stella explores the shack's dilapidated walls, she discovers a terrible secret: the skeleton of a Quaker woman, wrapped in blood-soaked clothing and hidden deep within a stone hearth.
Margaret Starling wasn't the sort of woman anyone expected to be murdered. She was on the advisory board of the London Angel Alms Society, she was an active member of St. Peter's Church, and, best of all, she was always willing to lend a hand to a friend or a neighbour in need of advice. She was also a wealthy upper-class widow. But money alone won't protect you when someone decides it's high time you met your maker.
Brynn MacAlister's micro-dairy farm is hosting the first annual cheesemakers contest at this year's summer fair. A relative newcomer, Brynn's hoping the contest becomes a tradition, bonding her even more strongly to the community. But a mysterious tractor accident looks suspiciously like murder. Some folks say the lead suspect was just defending his underage daughter from a suitor more mature than a vintage provolone, but Brynn isn't buying it.
In the town of Yport, during a run along Europe's tallest cliff, Jamal notices a red scarf hanging on a fence. Then he sees the woman, her dress torn, her back to the void, her eyes fixed on his own. Jamal holds the scarf out to her like a buoy. A few seconds later, the stranger's lifeless body is found lying on the icy pebbles of the empty beach below. Around her neck, the red scarf. Jamal says he only wanted to save her. Everyone thinks he pushed her.
June Yi, of Yi's Tea and Bakery, is a serious businesswoman well-known for her heartlessness. But June meets her match when she rear-ends the Cadillac belonging to Mah Jong lover Mildred "Millie" Mao. As each woman curses - and threatens - the other, it becomes clear to Lana that trouble lies ahead. Still, who could have imagined that Millie would end up dead at the beauty salon? The evidence suggests that she was electrocuted while having a foot bath, and all eyes are on June.
It's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parading through the French Quarter. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens. As the parade proceeds, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, follow behind, down Royal Street and past the food booths. Suddenly, they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling's antiques shop. They rush inside to find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down the side of his face.
Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera sees a car slewed off the road, the driver's door open. When she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. She takes the child to nearby Brockburn, a run-down stately home. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead.
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.
Hammer meets with Jamie Winters, US Senator from New York, and his lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator's career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realises there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.
Boston, 1982. P.I. Andy Roark has spent the past decade trying to fit back into the world after his tour in Vietnam. Now his childhood friend, Danny Sullivan, who dragged himself out of the Southie gutter to become a respected and powerful lawyer, wants Roark to help one of his clients find her missing father. The case takes Roark to the beaches of Nantucket, where his finely-honed senses alert him to danger just below the island's picturesque surface.
A troubled young man, Andrea Borghese, is found dead in his parents' Roman apartment. The last people to see him alive were five Roman Catholic priests who had left the Vatican to visit Andrea to perform an exorcism. Detective Leone Scamarcio soon finds himself in an ever-thickening plot of occult practices, murder, church corruption, government bribery, pharmaceutical dirty dealings, family secrets, and, of course, the mafia.
Sherry's hoping her Savory Shrimp Lettuce Cups will impress the Food Fest judges, and she's invited her brother, Pep, to serve as her sous-chef. The good news is that she takes first place in her category, the bad news is that it's easier to win when your toughest competition is dead. After contestant Fitz Frye is found with a fishhook in his neck, Pep's strange behavior doesn't help his case.
Among the countless revelers at the town's much-anticipated Halloween parade, a woman dressed as Little Bo Peep is the only one making people scream bloody murder. In a scene straight out of a horror movie, the Knit and Nibblers find the nursery rhyme character dead with thick strands of yarn looped around her neck.
Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do." A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself.
ISIS kidnaps a brilliant French microbiologist and forces him to begin manufacturing anthrax. Slickly produced videos chronicling his progress and threatening an imminent attack are posted to the internet, but it's really just a diversion. The terrorist organization needs to keep Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy distracted long enough to weaponize a deadly virus that they stumbled upon in Yemen.
Next in the series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Return to the 1960s as a simple insurance investigation into a car accident puts Bertha Cool and Donald Lam on the trail of murder - and Donald hip-deep in danger when he poses as an ex-con to infiltrate a criminal gang. It's Gardner's twistiest caper ever, and a fitting capper to Hard Case Crime's revival of this classic (and long unavailable) detective series.
Workers digging into the earth to repair the Lighthouse Library's foundations halt when Lucy pulls a battered tin box containing a Civil War-era diary from the pit. Tucked inside is a hand-drawn map of the Outer Banks accompanied by a page written in an indecipherable code. The library is overrun by people clamoring to see the artifact. Later that night, Lucy and Connor McNeil find the body of historical society member Jeremy Hughes inside the library.
While Sarah and her twin sister, Chef Emily, are tangled up in red tape waiting for the building inspector to get around to them, an attention-stealing new establishment - run by none other than Sarah's late ex-husband's mistress, Jane - is having its grand opening across the street. Jane's new sous chef, Riley Miller, is the talk of Wheaton with her delicious vegan specialties. When Riley is found dead outside the restaurant with Sarah's friend, Jacob, kneeling over her, the former line cook - whose infatuation with Riley was no secret - becomes the prime suspect.
As an intelligence agent-turned-courthouse janitor, Paul McGrath has the perfect cover for the justice he seeks for both his father and the people who've been wronged by a corrupt system. Now he has discovered a missing file on Alex Pardew - the man who defrauded and likely murdered his father but avoided conviction, thanks in large part to the loss of this very file. And what lies behind its disappearance is even worse than McGrath had feared.
Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who sneaked into the U.S. under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. But Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect him -- and he has amassed a congregation of followers who believe he possesses godlike powers.
When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin's lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead detective, Jacob Merritt. Bailey has a hunch that leads her to a high-tech fortress on the outskirts of Austin, where researchers are pushing the boundaries of a cutting-edge technology that could be deadly in the wrong hands.
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.
25 million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Hans-Peter Schneider is after it. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, whose US residency status is precarious, is the caretaker of the house. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.
Minnesota private investigator Jane Lawless is headed to the small town of Castle Rock where, in 1999, a high school senior named Sam went missing. Everyone thought he ran away, though the town rumour mill has always claimed the father killed him. Now, within a week of his 20th high school reunion, Sam's remains are found. People who knew Sam, and those around him, will be in town for the much anticipated reunion. It's up to Jane to sort friend from foe, before it's too late.
Between hosting a haunted house on her lawn, serving on the town's 400th Anniversary Planning Committee, and prepping for the Fall Festival's 10k fundraiser, Lilly's hands are full. She doesn't have time for prickly newspaper reporter Tyler Crane, who has been creeping around town, looking for dirt on Goosebush's most notable families - until he's found dead on the race route moments before the start.
A prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank Palm Beach gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave. Kiki Pew was an ardent fan of the Winter White House resident just down the road, and a founding member of the POTUSSIES, a group of women dedicated to supporting their President. The President immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth.
Biologist Nathalie came to Mossmarken, in the remote Swedish wetlands, in order to study the peat bogs. Mossmarken was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She is determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth. Soon after her arrival, she finds an unconscious man out on the marsh, his pockets filled with gold - just like ancient human sacrifices. A grave is dug in the mire, which vanishes a day after.
A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers - many of them children - have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal.But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot.
One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars.
After five years on the road, Helga has finally settled near King Eirik's court in Uppsala, where she's well-regarded as a healer. She's even in a relationship, of sorts. But life is about to get a bit more exciting, for King Eirik has summoned all those who owe him fealty to the King's Council and tempers are already flaring. As delegations arrive, the body of an unknown boy is found near the river.
Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, Jane Tennison now plies her trade in Gerald Road, a small and sleepy police station in the heart of London's affluent Knightsbridge. She has only petty crime to sink her teeth into until the discovery of the most brutal murder Jane has ever seen: Charlie Foxley has been found viciously beaten to death with a cricket bat - his body dismembered and disembowelled.
1894. The monstrous Hound of the Baskervilles has been dead for five years, along with its no less monstrous owner, the naturalist Jack Stapleton. Sir Henry Baskerville is living contentedly at Baskerville Hall with his new wife Audrey and their three-year-old son Harry.Until, that is, Audrey's lifeless body is found on the moors, drained of blood.
When a body is discovered at the lake in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the murder victim - the man had been at the same AA meeting as Jesse the evening before. But otherwise, Jesse has no clue as to the man's identity. Their single lead is from a taxi company that recalls dropping off the mysterious stranger outside the gate at the mansion of one of the wealthiest families in town...
Five years after their disappearance, the village of Monteperdido still mourns the loss of Ana and Lucia, two eleven-year old friends who left school one afternoon and were never seen again. Now Ana reappears unexpectedly inside a crashed car, wounded but alive. Inspector Sara Campos and her boss Santiago Bain, from Madrid's head office are forced to work with the local police.
Three James Patterson stories. A criminal defense attorney investigates a bullying accusation. The NYPD's most brilliant detective faces her darkest fears to prevent a string of crimes. And a woman investigates a murder.
Iris gets a call from Eleanor Brady, a wealthy, reclusive spinster who has trunks full of vintage fabrics. Would Iris like to come down to Eleanor's cottage estate Shorehaven and have a look? Turns out that Eleanor has rented Shorehaven to the handsome, charismatic environmentalist Dr. Lukas de Wilde and his flock of students. So Iris is on hand when Dr. de Wilde's beautiful young teaching assistant turns up dead.
On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life.
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.
MI6 has lost contact with its informant in northern Italy. And young Elena Standish, to her surprise, is the only person who can recognize MI6's man - because he is her former lover, Aiden Strother, who betrayed her six years before. Now, with so much to prove, Elena heads to Trieste to track down Aiden and find out what happened to his handler, who has mysteriously cut off contact with Britain.
As a Salem, Massachusetts native, WICH-TV field reporter and amateur sleuth Lee Barrett is well versed in the region's lore. So when the murder of revered local professor Samuel Bond resembles a killing from almost two centuries ago, everyone is on edge. Especially assistant professor Cody McGinnis, who not only had differences with Bond but even taught a course on the historic murder. Then his fingerprints and ladder are found at the crime scene.
Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane - until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family. Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the United States Embassy and told he is not welcome in Iceland.
1990. Martin Hepton, an English ground control technician watches as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton's who suspects something strange is going on is signed off sick, and never comes back. Hepton decides to investigate his friend's suspicions and his trail leads him to Dreyfuss, MI6, the American military, and back to his former girlfriend, Jill, who is an up-and-coming journalist with the contacts and the courage to cover the story.
While Eve examines a fresh body in Washington Square Park, her husband, Roarke, spots a man among the onlookers he's known since his younger days on the streets of Dublin. A man who claims to be his half brother. A man who kills for a living - and who burns with hatred for him. Eve is quick to suspect that the victim's spouse - resentful over his wife's affair and poised to inherit her fortune - would have happily paid an assassin to do his dirty work.
73 refugees have been found dead, suffocated in a container at Varta harbor. Niamey, Niger: Ewert Grens arrives in a city he's never heard of, in search of a man he never thought he would see again. Piet Hoffmann has again got himself in too deep, infiltrating a West African trafficking ring. He thinks he has two weeks to extricate himself, but will learn that his life, and that of countless defenseless people, now hangs on his actions during three desperate hours.
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.
1941, and Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie is ferrying documents between Dublin and war-torn London. When Ireland's greatest actor is arrested in Soho, after the brutal murder of a gay man, Stefan extricates him from an embarrassing situation. The Soho victim was a police informant, spying on Nationalist friends and the killer is probably a British soldier. But an identical murder in Malta makes investigation essential.
From her small town chicken farming roots through her runaway adolescence, court-ordered Army stint, ill-advised marriage and years slinging scrambled eggs over greasy spoon griddles, Sarah Jane's life takes an unexpected turn when she is named the de facto sheriff of a rural town, investigating the mysterious disappearance of the sheriff whose shoes she's filling - and the even more mysterious realities of the life he was hiding from his own colleagues and closest friends.
At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent ideological unrest, Virgil soon comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy.
Mma Ramotswe happily reconnects with an old friend when his teaching job brings him back to Gaborone. In the course of their conversations, though, Mma Ramotswe learns that Hope, one of their mutual acquaintances, has fallen on hard times. This initially comes as a shock to her, as the woman came from wealth. But when she learns that Hope has recently separated from her husband, a local politician with a less than stellar reputation, she becomes determined to find out the truth.
A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives.
Has the woman killed her child? Is she at risk to herself? Someone in the neighbourhood of old terraced streets has the answers. But detectives Donna Bell and Jade Bradshaw find lies and obstruction at every turn, in a community living on the edge, ground down by austerity and no hope. A place of broken dreams. Of desperation. And murder.
BC author. Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties. There is no way he can ever find her and her daughter again. But she gets the sense that someone is stalking her.
Elizabeth Miles' fiance, Gideon Bates, is preparing wills for soldiers before they ship out to the Great War. Corporal Tom Preston is part owner of Preston Shoes, a company that is making footwear for the army, so he has a rather large estate. He needs a new will to make sure that the woman he has just secretly married - and their unborn child - are provided for if he does not return. When Tom is later reported killed, Elizabeth and Gideon learn that the new will has gone missing after Tom's bride revealed her identity to his family.
Ireland. AD 672.The body of a dead man has been found on a lonely mountain road and taken to the isolated abbey of Gleann Da Loch for a proper burial. The abbot quickly identifies him as Brehon Brocc, who had been travelling to the abbey on a secret mission with Princess Gelgeis and her steward. When news reaches Colgu, King of Muman, that his betrothed, Princess Gelgeis, has disappeared, Fidelma, Eadulf and Enda, are dispatched to the hostile Kingdom of Laigin.
A decades-old murder investigation has landed on Superintendent Teresa Battaglia's desk. DNA analysis has revealed that a painting from the final days of World War II contains matter from a human heart. Teresa is able to trace the evidence to Val Resia, one of Italy's most isolated, untouched regions. When Teresa's investigation hits too close to the truth, a fresh human heart is hung at the valley's entrance, a warning not to cross its threshold.
A chance encounter on the train, with a beautiful stranger who introduces herself as Martha, leads Selena Murphy to confess that she suspects her husband is having an affair with the nanny. The woman in turn confesses that she's been stuck in an affair with her boss. Days later the nanny goes missing. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really?
Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend's house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice - and killed him in cold blood. Now Rain is a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. Until another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, and Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case.
Getting snowed in at a mountain chalet doesn't sound like the worst problem in the world. Unless it is with eight coworkers - none of whom you can trust. When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong with the arrival of a monster storm, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps synergy. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?
With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big, brown cat, Ayesha. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat's coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may in fact be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. Then Ayesha's alleged owner turns up dead.
Blackwood Bay, a small village in northern England, achieves notoriety when two local girls disappear. When Alex, a burgeoning documentary filmmaker, learns that she is being sent to Blackwood Bay, she plans to have the residents record their own stories. But when she arrives, the disappearance of the two girls gets under her skin, and she starts asking questions. Finding the townsfolk defensive and reluctant to talk only makes her dig deeper.
Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that's hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil's own nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal. He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend and sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and how to make them stop.
Val's been tapped to judge the pie making contest at the annual pumpkin festival. Things could get sticky though - her boyfriend, cop Gordon Carmichael, is entering the competition with his "special" family pumpkin pie recipe. But Val's got bigger problems than a conflict of interest when she and her flaky piecrust-maker Charlene discover another contestant crushed under an enormous pumpkin.
Hayley Burke is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library, kept at a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling's former secretary. One of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight - an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House. But then one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library.
Mirza, a secretive neighbour of the Chens in Japanese Occupied Singapore, is a known collaborator and blackmailer. So when he is murdered in his garden, clutching a branch of mimosa, the suspects include local acquaintances, Japanese officials - and his own daughters. Su Lin's Uncle Chen is among those rounded up by the Japanese as reprisal.