hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Jane and her fiance, Edwin, are headed to the North Carolina coast for a much-needed vacation. Their harborside loft has floor-to-ceiling bookcases and breathtaking views, but Jane's hopes of exploring the town with her man are stymied when Edwin steps on a stingray. Things take an even less romantic turn when Jane stumbles across a dead body...
Former child star Cooper Collins is overseeing the production of a romantic comedy that's filming on the town green and his domineering socialite mother, Diantha, is planning her lavish Halloween themed wedding at her Inn on the Green. Her fiance has run the Inn's kitchen for years, ably aided by his recent ex-wife, chef Mary Ann Dumas. An old friend of Riley's, Mary Ann turns to her when the bride requests a spooky ice cream wedding cake.But the weekend takes a frightful turn when Diantha is found dead and suspicion falls on Mary Ann.
Toni and Agatha are in the car on the way to Officer Bill Wong's long-awaited wedding when, much to their shock, a naked young man bursts through a hedge on the side of the road and comes running toward them. Terrified, he explains that he has just seen a dead body in the woods.
Rose Donovan looks for the good in everyone. With her sister-in-law, Peg, that sometimes requires a lot of searching. Even a sixty-something former nun like Rose has her limits, and gruff Peg Turnbull sure knows how to push them. But after forty years of bickering, they're attempting to start over, partnering up to join the local bridge club. Peg and Rose barely have a chance to celebrate their first win before one of the club's most accomplished players is killed in his home.
Florence. Spring, 1537. When Cesare Aldo investigates a report of intruders at a convent in the Renaissance city's northern quarter, he enters a community divided by bitter rivalries and harbouring dark secrets. His case becomes far more complicated when a man's body is found deep inside the convent, stabbed more than two dozen times. Unthinkable as it seems, all the evidence suggests one of the nuns must be the killer.
It's springtime in Cedar River, Texas. The annual Bluebonnet Festival is brewing and the whole town is in harmony. Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie thought opening Sip & Spin Records was going to be their biggest hurdle, but the Frappuccino hits the fan when the mayor drops dead--poisoned by their delicious coffee. Since Tansy was the one to brew the coffee, and Juni was the unfortunate citizen who stumbled upon the mayor's body, the sisters find themselves in hot water.
When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor's vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor's frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.
Nothing good ever comes from a midnight phone call. For washed-up spy Harry Tower, it is the worst news at the worst possible time. His son, Sean, has gone missing in troubled Iran after writing an expose about government corruption. When Harry arrives in Tehran, he finds a city on the cusp of revolution. Foreign powers are jockeying for influence, money and, most importantly, oil. But the reasons for Sean's disappearance may be even more sinister than Harry first suspected.
On a sun-hazed afternoon in the Florida Keys, an 8 year old goes missing from the beach, and Dr. Mirren Fitzpatrick appeals to the world to help find her daughter. But before police are even on the scene, there are ripples of mistrust. Mirren was drinking at a bar - alone - when her youngest child went missing. Detective Rolle is sympathetic and believes Mirren's claim of innocence when she says someone must have taken Alannah, but his boss is unconvinced. As rumours swirl about Mirren's past, a trial-by-media ensues, and she is turned from a sympathetic figure to the villain.
Lana and her sister Anna May are at a restaurant convention in Irvine California, where their Aunt Grace has arranged a swanky cocktail party hosted for the freelancers of Southern California. But on the night of the party, things go south when a close journalist friend of Grace's mysteriously plunges from the roof top of the hotel. Even more suspicious is the fact that Aunt Grace's friend is the same journalist Lana saw getting into a screaming match with the fortune cookie vendor at the convention.
In Gerrardsville, Colorado, two witnesses to the same tragedy give two different accounts. One guy sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus in what authorities will call a suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what actually happened. A man in a gray hoodie and jeans, moving like a shadow, pushed the victim to her death - before swiftly grabbing the dead woman's purse and strolling away. Reacher follows the killer on foot, not knowing that he is part of something much bigger and far-reaching...
As Theodosia Browning approaches St. Philips Graveyard, she sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog. In the throes of alerting police, Theodosia recognizes the victim - it is the daughter of her friend, Lois, who owns the Antiquarian Bookshop next door to her own Indigo Tea Shop.
When a homeless man from the old-fashioned English seaside town of Nethergate appears to go missing - and the police are not available to investigate - amateur detective Libby Sarjeant and her psychic friend Fran are called in to search for him. But it seems the case might be far more complex than they anticipated - and when a second person disappears without a trace, Libby suspects there must be a sinister connection between the two.
Ben Koenig once headed the US Marshal's elite Special Operations Group. Then one day Koenig disappeared. But now, suddenly, his face is on every television screen in the country and his cover is blown. A woman has gone missing, and her father wants Koenig to discover what happened, no matter the cost. The trail leads Koenig to a small town in the burning heat of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Insurance investigator Bill Kemp had never wanted to trek deep into Australia's remote interior. But when his clients Sophie and Adam Church inherit an abandoned opal mine, triggering some explosive long-lost secrets, they - and Kemp - find themselves facing an unknown enemy even more deadly than the vast, forbidding wilderness of the Outback...
An ill-fated grave robbery unearths a corpse with a most disturbing symbol on it. When a patient in Edinburgh's lunatic asylum is murdered, the same sign is daubed in blood on the walls - the mark of the devil. The prime suspect: inmate Amy McGray, notorious for killing her parents years before. Her brother, Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray, must prove her innocence - with the help of his old friend, the retired Inspector Ian Frey.
Serpent's Point in South Devon is the focus of local legends. The large house on the headland is shrouded in an ancient tale of evil, and when a woman is found strangled on the coastal path DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate. The woman had been house-sitting at Serpent's Point and Wesley is surprised to discover that she was conducting an investigation into unsolved missing persons cases.
When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can't recognize friends or family, or even his own wife. Each year Adam's wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but they didn't randomly win this trip. One of them is lying, and someone doesn't want them to live happily ever after.
Miranda Abbott, once known for the crime-solving, karate-chopping church pastor she played on network television, has hit hard times when a mysterious postcard arrives, summoning her to Happy Rock, a small town in the Pacific Northwest. But when she gets there, nothing is what she expected. In dire straits, she signs up for an amateur production at the Happy Rock Little Theatre, competing against the local real estate agent for the lead role. On opening night, one of the actors is murdered, live, in front of the audience. But out of 100 witnesses, no one actually saw what happened.
To put Mitch Rapp on the defensive, President Anthony Cook and his power-hungry security adviser leak the identity of his partner, Claudia Gould. As Rapp races to neutralize the enemies organizing against her, he discovers that a new type of assassin is on her trail. Known only as Legion, the shadowy killer has created a business model based on double-blind secrecy. Neither the assassin nor the client knows the other's identity. Because of this, Legion can't be called off nor can they afford to fail.
Criminal psychiatrist Dr. Madeline Pine agrees to help investigate a mysterious death at a boarding school for troubled girls. Arriving at the secluded campus in upstate New York, she is met by an unhelpful skeleton staff and the four other students still on campus during winter break. Each seems to hold a piece of the puzzle. And everyone has secrets - Madeline included. But who would kill to protect them?
A newly minted secret agent, Emma must bring the reluctant - and handsome - son of Russian dissidents into protective custody, so long as the assassins from the Motherland don't find him first. With London's famous Ring of Steel hacked by the Russian government, the two must cross the city without being seen by the hundreds of thousands of CCTV cameras that document every inch of the city's streets, alleys, and gutters.
25 years after a female student disappeared and the death of the distinguished Creative Writing professor who searched for her, guests gather on the vacant campus for a commemoratory event. Included are a group of alumni who were the last ones taught by the esteemed professor. As recriminations and old rivalries flare, an alumna dies in a shockingly similar way to the story she wrote, and then another succumbs to a similar fate.
DSI William Lorimer is on holiday in the Scottish Highlands village of Glencoe when two bodies are discovered in quick succession on the nearby peaks. With a potential serial killer on the loose, Lorimer's Major Incidents Team are drafted in from Glasgow. It's clear that a dark secret lurks beneath the wild beauty of this place. But will Lorimer manage to root it out before the killer strikes again?
It begins quietly on a balmy Southern night as some locals gather at Bo Peep's, one of the town's favourite watering holes. Within an hour, however, a man will be murdered and his companion will be "disappeared." An unlikely detective, Morgana Musgrove, doyenne of Savannah society, is called upon to unravel the mystery of these crimes.
PI Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex uses every resource she can get her hands on to uncover the truth - including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, and a jaded, sexy Austin PD detective.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends as well as Little League all-stars. But Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to clean up the Coast. Hugh's father became the "Boss" of Biloxi's criminal underground. Keith went to law school while Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father's clubs.The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Lindsey prefers to keep her bakeshop's Halloween decor light and autumnal, rather than gruesome and ghoulish. But everyone knows her lighthouse home is haunted. When her podcaster best friend, Kennedy, hosts a live ghost-hunting investigation in the lighthouse, things take a terrifying turn. The team freaks out. As Kennedy joins the mad dash outside, she bumps into a corpse hanging from a tree.
In 1548 Venice, Lorenzino de Medici, himself a murderer and a man few will miss, is assassinated by two hired killers. Today on the exact same spot, Marmaduke Godolphin, British TV historian and a man even fewer will miss, is stabbed by a stiletto blade, his body dropping into the canal. The Carabinieri recruit retired archivist Arnold Clover to unpick the mystery and to help solve the case. But the conspiracy against Godolphin runs deeper than anyone imagined.
DCI Adam Bishop has never seen anything like it. Five murder victims - all with numbers written above. And the spray-painted daubs reveal a horrific truth: the killer is counting down. When Dr Romilly Cole learns of the murders, they trigger memories of a traumatic past she has tried hard to forget. But getting involved with the case is a bad idea. She and Bishop have history - and working together could never end well.
Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is caught between the biggest seafood rivals in town--her BFF Mona Barnes and the successful Leighton clan. Adding to a bitter decades-old surf-turf war between family businesses, a modern Romeo and Juliet story unfolds as Mona's son gets engaged to the daughter of her sworn enemy... Spiteful patriarch Lonnie Leighton is also steamed about the arrangement--enough to go to dangerous lengths to break it up. At least, until he's discovered face down and dead in the clam flats.
Twins Jeanie and Jamie King are inseparable. Stuck in a cabin in rural Washington with their alcoholic father, they cling to one another for safety and companionship. Until one night, when their father comes home covered in blood.The next day, he is gone ... and so is Jamie. Twenty years later, Jeanie is in England. She keeps her demons at bay by drinking too much, sleeping with a married man, and speaking to a therapist she doesn't respect. Then someone from her past appears, claiming to have tracked her father down. [BC author].
When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary, and sees it's not blank after all... 1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD; 1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM; 1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIF; 1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM. Is this a sick joke? But...it's the end of January now. And a woman called Lisa was murdered in Oxford on 1st January. Could there really be a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder each month? And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?
Three years ago, Saga Bauer received a postcard with a threatening message. It mentioned a gun and nine white bullets - one of which was intended for Detective Joona Linna. According to the anonymous sender, Saga was the only person who could save him. But as time passed, the threat faded. That is, until now.A sack with a decomposing body has been found tied to a tree in the forest, and a milky white bullet casing turns up at the scene.
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He's a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he'll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong? How about everything.
Lawyer Kelly McCann's specialty is defending men accused of sex crimes - falsely accused, she always maintains. Her detractors call her a traitor to her gender, but she doesn't care. But the very night after another victory, she, too, falls victim of a brutal sexual assault. And almost as horrific as the attack is the fact that she can't tell anyone it happened - not without destroying her career in the process. Kelly has never backed down from a fight and she's not about to start pulling her punches now.
Poppy is none too pleased when her B&B is coerced into participating in the Cape May Haunted Dinners Tour during Halloween season. Though her knack for finding dead bodies has given the place a spooky reputation, the Murder House is a completely undeserved nickname. At least it used to be...While Poppy wrangles with some guests who can't stop squabbling with each other - including a paranormal researcher, a very quirky pet psychic who freaks out her portly Persian, and an undercover tabloid reporter eager to catch her staff in a lie - one of them winds up facedown in a plate of tiramisu.
After discovering seven men murdered aboard their yacht, including two Senate rivals, Israel Pike is regarded as a prime suspect. A troubled man infamous on Salvation Point Island for killing his own father a decade before,Israel has few options, no friends, and a life-threatening secret. Elsewhere on the island, 12-year-old Lyman Rankin seeks shelter from his alcoholic father in an abandoned house only to discover that he is not alone. A mysterious woman greets him with a hatchet and a promise: "Make a sound and I'll kill you."
When an eccentric widow claims she is being stalked by her former lodger, Detective Jack Warr is the only person who believes her wild claims. Days later, she is found brutally murdered in her home. When the investigation uncovers an international drugs operation on the widow's property, the case grows even more complex.
A young child is snatched in broad daylight outside his nursery. Nobody in charge sees a thing, but the other children say a woman is the culprit. Detective Mina Dabiri calls on her close friend Vincent to untangle the puzzle that surrounds the kidnapped boy. As he finds a link between the boy and other others who have gone missing, Mina's estranged daughter is meanwhile caught up in the secretive world of Epicura, a shadowy organisation that claims to be a centre for leadership development.
Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they?
11 years ago DA Wes Farrell put Paul Riley in prison for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Then evidence was uncovered that pinned the crime on someone else and Riley was released. But Riley soon turns up murdered, surrounded by the loot from his latest scam, and Doug Rush, the still-grieving father of Riley's dead girlfriend, is arrested for the crime. Farrell, now practicing law with Dismas Hardy, agrees to represent the defendant, and is left in the dust when Rush suddenly vanishes.
Sissy just wants to write her advice column, hang out with her loyal Yorkie, Duke, and procure some of local farmer Walt Summers' scrumptious "To Die For" tomatoes for the Sunshine Cafe's menu. But when the unsavory Summers - resented by just about everyone in town - turns up murdered in his garden shed, it's up to Sissy to roll up her sleeves, dig for some clues, and weed out the culprit...
Amber Glass fears returning to Baltimore, where she fears she will forever be known as "Prom Mom" - the girl who allegedly killed her baby on the night of the prom after her date, Joe Simpson, abandoned her to pursue the girl he really liked. When she does return, she resolves to stay away from Joe, now a successful commercial real estate developer, married to a plastic surgeon, Meredith, to whom he is devoted. The problem is, Amber can't stay away from Joe.
It's been 17 months since the Bloodsmith butchered his first victim and Operation Maypole is still no nearer catching him. DS Lucy McVeigh doesn't need distraction. But when Benedict Strachan was just 11, he hunted down and killed a homeless man. No one's ever figured out why Benedict did it, but now, after sixteen years, he's back on the streets again - battered, frightened, convinced a shadowy 'They' are out to get him, and begging Lucy for help.
After the 1746 battle of Culloden, Iain MacGillivray was left for dead on Drummossie Moor. 6 years later, he lives a quiet life, working as a bookseller in Inverness. One day Iain opens up shop and finds a stranger dead, his throat cut, and the murder weapon laid out in front of him - a sword with a white cockade on its hilt, the emblem of the Jacobites.
HEAT2 covers the formative years of homicide detective Vincent Hanna and elite criminals Neil McCauley , Chris Shiherlis, and Nate --from the film HEAT. Ranging from the streets of L.A. to the inner sanctums of rival Taiwanese crime syndicates in Paraguay to a massive drug cartel money-laundering operation just over the border in Mexico, HEAT2 illuminates the dangerous workings of international crime organizations and the agents who pursue them.
1893: Newlyweds Captain Jim Agnihotri and Diana Framji are now living in Boston. Captain Jim is being sent to Chicago to investigate the murder of a man named Thomas Grewe. As Jim probes the underbelly of Chicago's docks, warehouses, and taverns, he discovers deep social unrest and some deadly ambitions. When Jim goes missing, young Diana must venture to Chicago's treacherous streets to learn what happened.
When Detective Anjelica Henley is called to investigate the murder of a popular preacher in his own church, she discovers a second victim, tortured and tied to a bed in an upstairs room. He is alive, but barely, and his body shows signs of a dark religious ritual. With a revolving list of suspects and the media spotlight firmly on her, Henley is left with more questions than answers as she attempts to untangle both crimes.
After twenty-five years behind bars, Andrew Kenan has just been exonerated. Newly discovered DNA evidence proves that he was not the cold-blooded serial killer the world thought he was, the one who sewed his victims' eyes shut before burying them alive. Before Kenan can taste freedom, however, he is found dead in his prison cell. And Inspector Anjelica Henley, who worked the original investigation, is left in shock.
Early 1960s. News of his kid sister Barbara's sudden disappearance brings Ray Lansdale back from Vietnam. During a short leave before returning to active duty and another deployment, he embarks on a search that takes him from majestic Montana ranchlands and glittering Hollywood to the mean streets of LA, Ray is forced to confront his worst nightmare.
A novel based on the life of Girolamo Savonarola, the Dominican friar living in Florence at the end of the 15th century. His hellfire preaching increasingly spilled over into tirades against all luxuries that tempted his followers toward sin, leading to the infamous "Bonfire of the Vanities". Railing against the vice and avarice of the ruling Medici family, he was instrumental in their removal frompower - and for ashort time became the puritanical leader of the city. Then he attacked the Church itself...
When news breaks of a local kidnapping, amateur podcasters Anna McDonald and Fin Cohen have just the excuse they need to abandon their terrible family vacations. It seems that Lisa Lee, a young YouTube star, has vanished from her home. In Lisa's very last video, she had ventured into an abandoned chateau in France and inadvertently revealed a treasure unlike any other, hidden behind a revolving bookshelf.
Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge are partners in post-war London's the Right Sort Marriage Bureau. Their new client is a happily married woman who has come to them to find a new wife for her husband. Dying of cancer, she wants the two to make sure her entomologist, academic husband finds someone new once she passes. But shortly thereafter, she's found dead in Epping Forest, in what appears to be a suicide. But that doesn't make sense to either Sparks or Bainbridge.
The Ghost Ship floats silently on the water, all guns silenced, all voices quiet. In the hold, the bodies of men who are dead or dying, and those who have hidden. Only two pirates remain on deck, still defending their vessel against the superior firepower of the Dutch fleet. Among those on board are the Huguenot leader of the Siege of St Rochelle and the legendary commander of the ship. And the bravest of the men on board are, in fact, women living in disguise to protect their identities: Louise Joubert, to escape a family feud several generations old; and Anna Van Raay, fleeing a miscarriage of justice that would see her taken to the gallows.
CSI Ally Dymond's commitment to justice has cost her a place on the major investigations team. After exposing corruption in the ranks, she's stuck working petty crimes on the sleepy North Devon coast. Then the body of nineteen-year-old Janie Warren turns up in the seaside town of Bidecombe, and Ally's expert skills are suddenly back in demand. But when the evidence she discovers contradicts the lead detective's theory, nobody wants to listen to the CSI who landed their colleagues in prison.
When a mysterious woman named Anna Reddick turns up at the apartment of a lawyer with ten thousand dollars in cash and asks him to track down her missing husband Newton, an antiquarian bookseller who she believes has been pilfering rare true crime volumes from her collection, he trusts it will be a quick and easy case. But when the real Anna Reddick - a magnetic but unpredictable literary prodigy - lands on his doorstep with a few bones to pick, he finds himself out of his depth, drawn into a series of deceptions involving Joseph Conrad novels, unscrupulous booksellers, aspiring flaneurs, and seedy real estate developers.
Jack might be a polished, Harvard-educated lawyer on paper, but everyone in the down-at-the-heels, if picturesque, village of Onset, Massachusetts, knows his real job: moving people on the run from powerful enemies. When Elena, Jack's former flame--a dedicated hustler who's no stranger to the fugitive life--makes an unexpected return to town, it isn't long before Jack finds himself enmeshed in her latest project: intercepting millions of dollars' worth of raw diamonds before they're shipped overseas.
Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness - where they will be the prey. They're not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they're attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years.
An eco-wellness retreat has opened on an island off the English coast, promising rest and relaxation--but the island itself, known locally as Reaper's Rock, has a dark past. Once the playground of a serial killer, it's rumored to be cursed. Detective Elin Warner is called to the retreat when a young woman's body is found on the rocks below the yoga pavilion in what seems to be a tragic fall. But the victim wasn't a guest--she wasn't meant to be on the island at all.
A 160-year-old letter written by a long dead stone mason is discovered in which he describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the village of Three Pines. When the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up. As the bricks are removed, Gamache, Beauvoir and the villagers discover a world of curiosities. But the head of homicide soon realizes there's more in that room than meets the eye. There are puzzles within puzzles, and hidden messages warning of mayhem and revenge.
A "bibliomystery" is a story that involves crimes set, somehow, in the world of books - stories that feature a book scout as a sleuth, for example, or that find a literary heir killing to preserve an estate. Here are works by household names such as Cornell Woolrich and John Dickson Carr, and less-remembered writers such as James Gould Cozzens and Lawrence Blochman.
Since Gran died a few months ago, 25 year old Molly has had to navigate life's complexities all by herself. No matter - she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. But Molly's orderly life is turned on its head the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself very dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect.
Mrs. Loretta Plansky, a recent widow in her seventies, is startled awake by a phone call from a voice claiming to be her grandson Will, who desperately needs ten thousand dollars to get out of a jam. By morning, Mrs. Plansky has lost everything. Law enforcement tells her that it's hopeless to find the scammers behind the heist. First humiliated, then furious, Loretta Plansky follows her only clue on a whirlwind adventure to a small village in Romania to get her money and her dignity back.
For years CIA officer Sam Hudson has been hunting Konstantin, a Russian deep cover operative responsible for a string of assassinations in the West - and he believes a well-placed source in Geneva can finally get him close to the killer. But when their meeting is ambushed, Sam's partner is murdered and he barely makes it out alive himself. Back in the States, he realizes Konstantin has followed him there - and is targeting him and everyone close to him.
It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by celebrity couple Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance - but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party. From all accounts, he wasn't the kind of star who made enemies. Was that champagne cocktail meant for Eliza instead?
Julia and her mother, Jacqueline, have come to the exclusive summer colony of Chipmunk Island to attend a memorial service for Jacqueline's old friend Ginny, who's been officially declared dead half a decade after she went out for her daily swim in the harbor and was never seen again. But something seems fishy at the service - especially with the ladies of the Wednesday Club. As Julia and Jacqueline begin looking into Ginny's cold case, a present-day murder stirs the pot, and mother and daughter must dive into the deep end to get to the bottom of both mysteries...
Alyssa Macallan is terrified when she's dumped by her wealthy and powerful husband. She begins to suspect her toxic and manipulative soon-to-be-ex is scheming to leave her alone and penniless. Then Bree Lorrance turns up, running from a dangerous relationship of her own. After Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, Bree makes a heart-stoppingly tempting offer. Maybe Alyssa and Bree can solve each others' problems.
Sarah Grayson is busy at her store, Second Chance, and she's looking forward to an afternoon break from the hustle and bustle, tagging along to the North Harbor Spring House Tour with her friend Detective Michelle Andrews. But it turns out one of the houses has a haunted history, and when a ghost hunter is found dead on the premises, Sarah knows the best way to uncover the killer and to solve the mystery is by investigating the not-so-dearly departed.
As a kid, Charlotte Illes' uncanny sleuthing abilities made her a minor celebrity. But in high school, she hung up her detective's hat and stashed away the signature blue landline in her "office"--aka garage. Now 25, she's living with her mom, scrolling through job listings, and her love life consists mostly of first dates. And then, her old blue phone rings... But now she's dealing with dead bodies, missing persons, and villains who actually see her as a viable threat.
Legendary art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon joins forces with a brilliant and beautiful master-thief to track down the world's most valuable missing painting but soon finds himself in a desperate race to prevent an unthinkable conflict between Russia and the West.
When Hailey McBride decides to run away from an unbearable living situation, she thinks that her outdoor skills will help her disappear into the Cold Creek wilderness, and she counts on people thinking that she was the victim of the Cold Creek Highway killer. One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek to attend a memorial for the victims of the highway, among whom her sister Amber is numbered. BC author.
London, 1671. The damage caused by the Great Fire still overshadows the capital. When a man's brutally disfigured body is discovered in the ruins of an ancient almshouse, architect Cat Hakesby is ordered to stop restoration work. It is obvious he has been murdered, and Whitehall secretary James Marwood is ordered to investigate. The pressure on Marwood mounts as Charles II's most influential courtiers, Lord Arlington and the Duke of Buckingham, show an interest in his activities.
Adele Friar knows better than most that something dangerous lurks in the forest. So when her sister Maddie goes missing, she fears that the woods may hold the answers. With help from Adele and DCI Tannahill Khan back in London, forensic specialist Laughton Rees is determined to find Maddie and dispel the dangerous ghost stories once and for all. But something strange is going on in the forest - the police seem reluctant to investigate the disappearances, and the locals aren't talking.
It's the summer of '74...Richard Nixon has resigned from office, CB radios are the hot new thing, and in the great state of Texas two cousins hatch a plan to drive $1 million worth of stolen weed to Idaho, where some lunatic is gearing up to jump Snake River Canyon on a rocket-powered motorcycle. But with a vengeful sheriff on their tail and the revered and feared marijuana kingpin of Central Texas out to get his stash back, Chuck and Dean are in for the ride of their lives - if they can make it out alive.
Welcome to the Escape. A luxury superyacht. A once-in-a lifetime opportunity to get away. Until the first passenger goes missing...Everyone on board has a part to play. The newcomer with secrets buried in her past. The unexpected guest looking for an escape. The crew looking to settle old scores. They all have something to hide.But only one of them is a killer...
In attendance at Aldermere, the stately home of 1930s author Lettice Davenport are: the VIP fans of Davenport's sleuthing creation Dahlia Lively, staying at house; the fan club president turned convention organizer; the team behind the newest movie adaptation of Davenport's books; the Davenport family themselves; and the three actresses famous for portraying Dahlia Lively through the decades. When fictional death turns into real bodies, can the three Dahlias find the answers to the murders among the fans, the film crew and the family - or even in Lettice's books themselves?
Disgraced Navy SEAL Finn learns that three members of his Yemen team have been quietly redeployed to Iceland. His mission is simple: track down the three corrupt SEALs and find out what really happened that night in Yemen. But two problems stand in his way. On his first night in town a young woman mysteriously drowns - and a local detective suspects Finn's involvement. What's worse, a SEAL-turned-contract-killer with skills equal to Finn's own has been hired to make sure he never gets the answers he's looking for.
Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has been invited back to her university for a reunion. She is not the girl she was when she left campus, back when Heather Shelby's murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends Jessica had been closest to since freshman year. But not everyone is ready to move on; not everyone can let Heather's murder go unsolved. In fact, someone has orchestrated the whole weekend to trap the real killer.
When Willa Karlsson, a retired secret services officer collapses, the victim of what looks like a Russian poisoning, Leonard Flood is ordered to investigate - and quickly. When Leonard discovers that he is also a suspect in the investigation and that Willa's story is less a story of betrayal than one of friendship and a deep sense of duty, he must decide whether to hand her to her masters or to help her escape.
Kosuke Kindaichi investigates a series of gruesome murders within the feuding family of a brooding, troubled composer, whose most famous work chills the blood of all who hear it.
Men are dying in the Pacific Northwest, their bodies found near churches, charities, and counseling centers--each with Valentine candy hearts shoved down their throats. They're good men with families and community ties--or so they seem until Laurel Snow and her team begin to investigate. Then the case takes a shockingly personal turn when the father she's never met, a former pastor, turns up among the dead.
Halloween has arrived in picturesque Ashland, Oregon, and all of the ghouls and goblins have descended on Main Street for the annual parade. Jules is delighted to get to share the experience with Carlos and Ramiro, but things take a dark turn when she discovers a dragon slumped in front of the bakeshop. Jules is distraught when she realizes the dragon is dead.
Meg's grandmother shows up trailed by a nosy reporter who is writing a feature on her for a genteel Southern ladies' magazine. Cordelia drafts Meg to accompany her and Deacon Washington of the New Life Baptist Church - and the reporter, alas - in their search for a long-lost African-American cemetery. Unfortunately what they discover is not an ancient cemetery but a fresh corpse.
London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the 'People's Princess'. For Scotland Yard that means the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command, and its commanding officer. Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick and his Scotland Yard squad are sent in to investigate the team. But it is learned that a renegade organization has the security of the country - and the Crown - in its sights.
Amos Decker is called to South Florida after a federal judge and her bodyguard have been found dead, the judge's face sporting a blindfold with two eye holes crudely cut out. But not only did the judge have more enemies than Decker can count, the bodyguard presents additional conundrums.
In southern France in 1944, Captain Billy Boyle works with French Resistance fighters to protect a Royal Navy Commander, uncovering a wide web of subterfuge and betrayal in the process.
Florence. Summer, 1538. A night patrol finds a rich merchant hanged and set ablaze in the city's main piazza. More than mere murder, this killing is intended to put the fear of God into Florence, by reenacting the execution of puritanical monk Girolamo Savonarola. When another important merchant is slain even more publicly than the first, Cesare Aldo must investigate.
After five years in hiding from their murderous father, the day Kristen and Ryan McIntyre have been dreading has arrived. The head of a Los Angeles crime family has at last tracked his kids to a small Montana town. They barely escape in a small plane, but gunfire hits the fuel line and they crash. Now they must not just elude pursuit, but survive the wilderness.
The tiny outback town of Nannine lies in the harsh red interior of Australia. Once a thriving center of stockyards and sheep stations, years of punishing drought have petrified the land and Nannine has been whittled down to no more than a stoplight, a couple bars, and a police station. Here young Evelyn McCreery disappeared 19 years ago, and now young PI Lane Holland has arrived, hoping to crack the cold case and collect the big reward.
The charming town of Chilson, Michigan, is beautiful in the spring, and the bookmobile is delivering great reads far and wide on one of the first warm days of the year. But a chill sweeps through when they discover that one of their favorite patrons, the owner of Henika's Candy Emporium, has been found murdered.
HALLOWE'EN PARTY retitled for the new motion picture. At a Halloween party, Joyce - a surly 13-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Famed detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate.
Maddie's youngest sister, Sam, books a famous medium, Balfour Dempsey, to come to town for the Halloween celebrations. The town busybody books a secret reading with Balfour and doesn't want anyone to know why. Maddie's best friend Becky is hell-bent on getting Balfour to help her solve two 40-year-old mysteries - a murder and a missing maid. And the psychic has a stalker who's followed him here to the island, demanding he connect with her dead husband. Then Balfour is pushed off the cliffs behind the inn to his death. But I guess even Balfour saw that coming...
Finlay Donovan is - once again - struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she's dealt with lately is that of her daughter's pet goldfish. On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture. Permanently.
When a violent murder shatters the otherwise peaceful idyll of Andaby near Hebden Bridge, DS Charlotte Banks can't help but suspect that her brother Ewan - recently released from prison and now living in Calderdale - is behind it. She turns to the only people who can help her in an investigation this personal: Kitt Hartley and Grace Edwards.
Everyone loves a festival, though Mac has a few concerns about the Spring equinox event organized by the new Chamber of Commerce director, Wagner Lavoie. But the festivities soon take a stormy turn... Mac glimpses conflict between Wagner and other locals during the festival, but it's a shock when he's found dead in the Book Nook, pinned beneath a toppled bookshelf.
As a recovery agent, Gabriela Rose is hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets. But Gabriela's latest job isn't for some bamboozled billionaire, it's for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can't come up with a lot of money fast. So Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Lima.
1879. Aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox makes a triumphant return to London from his travels to America to investigate a mystery hidden in the architecture of the city itself. Strolling around London, recuperating from the events of AN EXTRAVAGANT DEATH, he begins mapping odd markings on some buildings he encounters, clues that lead him to some unpleasant secrets.
A car explodes along a quiet Prague side street - among the dead is an undercover Treadstone agent. It's not unusual for such men to meet their fates on an operation, but in this case there's one catch. None of his superiors know what he was doing there. Two Blackbriar operatives, Helen Jouvert and Donovan Wade, are sent to investigate. Their search for answers will take them deeper into the world of conspiracy and fake news than they ever expected.
Henchmen of a vicious drug syndicate have snatched ten missionaries in a remote area of Venezuela and are holding them for ransom. The high-priority rescue op is strictly off the books, and there can be no international incident. Just get in and get out - and keep the precious cargo safe. With his key operatives Gunslinger and Boxers, Grave infiltrates the enemy camp. Right away, the rescue mission morphs into something far more dangerous - not just to Jonathan and his team, but to the whole world.
Now a major motion picture starring Pierce Brosnan, Monica Baccarin, and (in his final role) James Caan, a breathless, top-velocity tale of treachery, taxidermy, and family ties -- the story of Charlie Swift, loyal Mob enforcer to a Central Florida crime boss, who goes ballistic when a rival gangster murders his crew.
Alex Velesky has stolen records from the Swiss bank that employs him, thinking that he'll uncover a criminal conspiracy. But he soon finds that he's tapped into the mother lode of corruption. Before he knows it, he's being hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the CIA. Court Gentry and his erstwhile lover, Zoya Zakharova, for opposing reasons, collaborate to keep him - and themselves - alive.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends as well as Little League all-stars. But Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to clean up the Coast. Hugh's father became the "Boss" of Biloxi's criminal underground. Keith went to law school while Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father's clubs.The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Inspector Hunkeler is summoned back to Basel from his New Year holiday to unravel a gruesome killing in a community garden on the city's outskirts. An old man has been shot in the head and found in his garden shed hanging from a butcher's hook. Hunkeler must deal not only with the quarrelsome tenants of the garden but with the challenges of investigating a murder that has taken place outside his jurisdiction, across the French border in Alsace.
When Colin Compton-Smythe, one of her ceramics class students dies, Clarice is drawn into the fractious world of his family: Colin's argumentative father Ralph and his equally combative partner Tessa, their daughter, Dawn, being stalked by an ex-lover and, most unsettling of all, Ernestine, Ralph's emotionally unpredictable sister. And then there's Johnson, Ralph's menacing manservant. Clarice discovers the nearer she gets to the truth, the greater she is in danger as somebody is intent that the mystery of Colin's missing wife should never be resolved.
Los Angeles, 1946: the Itos have finally been allowed to return home to California. Aki is working as a nurse's aide at the Japanese Hospital in Boyle Heights when an elderly Issei man is admitted with suspicious injuries. When she seeks out his son, she is shocked to recognize her husband's best friend, Babe Watanabe. Could Babe be guilty of elder abuse?
Abbey has barely arrived in the quaint, quiet town of Hideaway Grove before things turn from blissful to bloody - as the new librarian is mowed down by a car. The only witness on the scene isn't much help, aside from handing Abbey the bag of books dropped by the victim. Even worse, the sheriff's office seizes Abbey's car because of a suspicious dent in the right front fender.
In December 2003, Luke Ryder, the stepfather of acclaimed filmmaker Guy Howard (then aged 10), was found dead in the garden of their suburban family home. Luke Ryder's murder has never been solved. Guy Howard's mother and two half-sisters were in the house at the time of the murder - but all swear they saw nothing. Now comes the sensational new Netflix series Infamous,dedicated to investigating - and perhaps cracking - this famous cold case.
Along with an old friend and a cartel-insider named Juanca, hit man Mario sets off on the near-suicidal mission to hijack a cartel's cash shipment before it reaches Mexico,which will leave him with either a cool $200,000 or a bullet in the skull. As the three complicated men travel through the endless landscape of Texas, across the border and back,their hidden motivations are laid bare alongside nightmarish encounters that defy explanation.
At her surprise 40th birthday party, Kate Granger feels like the luckiest woman in the world but just hours later her 15-year-old daughter, Caily, is found unconscious underneath a bridge when she should have been at school. Now, Caily lies comatose in her hospital bed, and the police don't believe it was an accident. As the investigation progresses, it soon becomes clear that not everyone in the family was where they claimed to be at the time of her fall.
Penelope Parish thought she'd turned the page on her amateur sleuthing days but when the owner of Upper Chumley-on-Stokes' proposed first high-end gourmet shop is poisoned, the American novelist starts to wonder if she and her quaint British town are in for another rewrite. It turns out that not everyone was a fan of Simeon Foster's farm-sourced charcuterie and imported pastries - many of the locals were outraged by the potential new competition.
Paris, 1938. Charlie James is chasing her first big scoop as correspondent for British-based newspaper The Times. The best way to forge the necessary contacts quickly is to make well-connected British expats, Lord and Lady Ashworth, her business. Lady Eleanor knows everyone in Parisian high society, and at her sumptuously extravagant annual party, a Circus Ball, Charlie will meet them all. On the summer solstice eve, the Circus Ball is in full swing, with the Parisian elites entranced by burlesque dancers, tightrope walkers, a jazz band . . . and a horrific murder.
OLIVIA: 22 years old. No history of running away. Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley. And not coming back out again. Missing for one day and counting... JULIA; The detective heading up the case. She knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her daughter. But Julia has no idea how close to home this case is going to get. Because her family's safety depends on one thing: Julia must not find out what happened to Olivia and must frame somebody else for her murder...
Wealthy socialite Chrissie Montgomery is missing. Young, naive, and set to inherit an enormous fortune, she's a walking target, ripe for someone to get their claws into. Her dying father and his sultry bottle-blonde girlfriend want her found before that happens. To make sure, they've got both Philip Marlowe and Anne Riordan - now head of her own all-female detective agency - on the case, too. The search will takes the two investigators from the Montgomery mansion to the roughest neighborhoods of LA, through dive bars and boarding houses and out to Skid Row. And that's all before they find the body at the Brody Hotel.
A search for the killer of his father and his older brother leads Marty from Pennsylvania back to California. There a trove of strange videos recorded by his brother leads him into the city's most dangerous corners, where he comes up against drug dealers, crooked cops, surf gangs, and black-market profiteers.
In 2008, nine mountaineers failed to return from a winter backpacking trip in the New Mexico mountains. Eight bodies were recovered. Young FBI Agent Corrie Swanson teams up with archaeologist Nora Kelly to investigate what really happened on that fateful trip fifteen years ago - and to find the ninth victim. But their search awakens a long-slumbering evil, which pursues Corrie and Nora with a vengeance, determined to prevent the final missing corpse from ever coming to light.
When psychic travel agent Leda Foley is approached by a man searching for his sister, she quickly agrees to help. The missing woman disappeared with a vintage orange car, a fat sack of her employer's cash, and a grudge against her philandering husband - a man who never even reported her missing. Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt gets involved when his dog appears with a human leg in its mouth -- and DNA finds a link.
Summer 1940: In German-occupied Paris, Inspector Henri Lefort has been given just five days to solve the murder of a German major that took place in the Louvre Museum. Blocked from the crime scene but given a list of suspects, Henri encounters a group of artists, including Pablo Picasso, who know more than they're willing to share.
hc. Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school. When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Since only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, the women realize they've been marked for death.
Called in to examine what is left of a body struck by lightning, Temperance Brennan traces an unusual tattoo to its source and is soon embroiled in a much larger case. Young men - tourists - have been disappearing on the islands of Turks and Caicos for years. Seven years ago, the first victim was found in a strange location with both hands cut off; the other visitors vanished without a trace.
When the launch of their powerful new hypersonic missile ends in destruction, the Chinese government needs someone to blame. Was it a failure of engineering, or sabotage? The chief engineer on the project, Dr. Yang Dayou, is targeted as the scapegoat and arrested - unable to help his family as they are hunted down by the military. Op-Center's Lt. Grace Lee is sent to China on a solo reconnaissance mission, but when she sees an opportunity to free the imprisoned scientist, she seizes it.
Ireland 1941. A German spy escapes from Mountjoy Prison, clearly with inside help. Yet no one wants to catch him. When the head of Garda Special Branch sends Inspector Stefan Gillespie to find out why, it must be in secret. But he meets a web of deceit in which the past's dark shadows loom over the lies of the present.
Meet Conrad. You've never met a cat like him before. Neither has Lulu Lewis, when he walks into her life one summer's day. Mourning the recent death of her husband, the former police detective had expected a gentle retirement, quietly enjoying life on her new canal boat, The Lark, and visiting her mother-in-law Emily in a nearby care home.But when Emily dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances, Lulu senses foul play and resolves to find out what really happened. And a remarkable cat named Conrad will be with her every step of the way.
15 years ago, Sara Linton's life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, Sara has remade her life. A successful doctor, engaged to a man she loves, she has finally managed to leave the past behind her. Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes. Sara battles to save a broken young woman who has been brutally attacked. But as the investigation progresses, led by GBI Special Agent Will Trent, it becomes clear that Dani Cooper's assault is uncannily linked to Sara's.
The Department of Sensitive Crimes has been asked to downsize in light of a recent downturn of sensitive crime, and staff members are wondering who among them will be transferred elsewhere. As the bickering between colleagues intensifies, Ulf embarks on an important inquiry. A wealthy businessman's holiday cabin has mysteriously disappeared from its spot in the woods and Ulf is tasked with finding out what happened.
Winter 1969. Seeking to uncover her true heritage, Velda and Mike Hammer travel to sunny Dreamland Park, where retired law enforcement officers keep an eye on notorious criminals held under the Witness Protection Act. There a brutal attempt on their lives and a missing fortune in mob money leads them to a deadly midnight confrontation in a cemetery where secrets are buried and open graves await.
Salma Lowe spends her days leading tourists around the star-studded avenues of Hollywood, pointing out where actresses have met spectacular or untimely ends. Her own sister, Tawney, dubbed the "Hurricane Blonde" for her off-camera antics, was murdered in the mid-'90s, and the case remains unsolved. Salma herself has sworn off acting and just hopes to stay out of trouble...until a real dead body is discovered on her tour, on the property where her sister once lived.
Inspired by the real-life Glico-Morinaga kidnapping, an unsolved case that terrorized Japan for two years -- as the shady networks linking corporations to syndicates are brought to light, the stakes rise, and some of the professionals we have watched try to fight their way through this crisis will lose everything - some even their lives. Will the culprits ever be brought to justice? More importantly - what is justice?
Conducting a routine cover development trip to Tajikistan, Pike and Jennifer learn that Afghanistan has fallen, and there's a man on the run. One that has done more for the United States in Afghanistan than anyone else. Pulled in to extract him, Pike collides headlong into a broader mystery: his covert company, along with every other entity in the Taskforce, has been hit with a ransomware attack, and there's some connection between the Taliban and the hack.
Low-ranking Sao Paolo civil police detective Mario Leme sets off early to work every day and drives through the favela known as Paraisopolis - Paradise City and the intersection where his wife was the victim of a stray bullet in a conflict between drug dealers. One morning, parked near the place where Renata died, he sees an SUV careen out of control and flip over. The driver Leo is killed, but before his body is removed, Leme is sure he sees bullet wounds.
Sao Paulo, 20 March 2016. The campaign for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff is in full swing, yet 100,000 people take to Avenida Paulista in her support. On the same day, a young man from a wealthy family is murdered. When Detective Mario Leme discovers the body, two Military Policemen confront him and strongarm him into the back of an SUV.
Mario Leme, a detective in the civil police, has developed a friendship with a young English investigative journalist, Ellie. When she goes to meet a contact in central Sao Paulo, Mario observes from the street as she walks into a building and doesn't come out. Inside, he discovers the dead body of a young man he doesn't recognise, and Ellie's phone lying on the floor.
The 16 years that separate the inauguration of Brazilian Presidents 'Lula' and Bolsonaro is filled with a whirlwind of plots and counterplots,: the murder of a British school headmaster and the consequent cover-up; the chaos and score-settling of the PCC drug gang rebellion over the Mothers' Day weekend of 2006; a copycat serial killer; the secret international funding of nationwide anti-government protests; the bribes, kickbacks and shakedowns of the Mensalao and Lava Jato political corruption scandals.
Jimmy, co-owner of Bar All'Angolo, Gravigna's local cafe, where ex-NYPD policeman Nico is a frequent patron, runs out of gas on his way back from Florence. When Nico meets him to help, Nico's dog, OneWag, reacts to the smell coming from Jimmy's trunk. Inside Nico finds a body wrapped in plastic: bartender Cesare Costanzi, stabbed several times in the chest. Why would anyone kill Cesare, and how did he end up in Jimmy's car?
Lucia Gomez, the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, has maintained a spotless reputation - until now. Three male police officers have accused her of soliciting sex in exchange for promotions to higher ranks. Chief Gomez turns to an old friend, Rik Dudek, to act as her attorney in the federal grand jury investigation, insisting to Rik that the accusations against her are part of an ugly smear campaign.
When an old college friend leading a religious tour in Assisi asks interpreter Rick Montoya to fill in for their guide who has gone missing, Rick is happy to oblige. But when the shady tour guide is found dead the next morning under suspicious circumstances, Rick's relaxing gig turns into an unofficial job assisting the local police inspector with her interviews of the tour group members.
Saturday night at the movies has some added flair now that Darren and Elise Shultz are reopening one of Salem's classic theaters. Charlene is delighted to help the couple with their venture, and Darren has lined up a cult classic double-header featuring Lon Chaney in The Wolfman. But things get hairier than expected when Elise starts to choke on her popcorn mid-movie - and once the lights go up,she's dead.
When Celeste Turner finds a woman living in her shed, the local police are ill-inclined to help. To her surprise, however, she discovers that Daisy is polite and friendly; a backpacker who is just making her way through the area. And then, when a body is discovered in the glades near Celeste's house, the two must work together, moving quickly to prove their innocence and protect the lives they've built for themselves.
A dazzling collection of eleven interconnected stories.
A famous Hollywood director arrives in Bologna to remake a cult film and the city's renowned cinema archive decides to mark the occasion with a screening of the original, only to discover it has disappeared. After English detective Daniel Leicester follows the trail of Love on a Razorblade to an apparent murder-suicide, he begins to suspect there may be more at stake than missing negatives - could the film contain a clue to one of the city's most enduring mysteries?
Norfolk, England, November 1944: US Army Captain Billy Boyle is finally on leave, and is settling into a peaceful rest at the country estate of Sir Richard Seaton, the father of Billy's British lover, Diana. Unfortunately, his leave is cut short when a crashed German bomber resurfaces off the coast with the corpse of a British officer in the pilot seat.
Queen Elizabeth II is at Sandringham for Christmas when a severed hand is found. She recognizes the signet ring still attached as belonging to a scion of the St Cyr family, her old friends from nearby Ladybridge Hall. As the police get nowhere, Elizabeth quietly begins to mull over the mystery herself. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, she delves into the interlocking layers of fact and fiction surrounding the high-profile case.
21-year-old Hardy "Hardly" Reed - good-natured, easygoing, usually stoned - is drifting through life. A minimum-wage scare actor at an amusement park, he avoids unnecessary effort and unrealistic ambitions. Then one day he notices two children, with injuries that suggest someone is hurting them. As Hardly attempts to do something about it, he discovers that they are the children of a violent drug-dealing lawyer.
When UNESCO investigator Nicholas Lee travels to Belgium for a visit with a woman from his past, he unwittingly stumbles on the trail of a legendary panel from the Ghent Altarpiece, stolen in 1934 under cover of night and never seen since. Soon Nick is plunged into a bitter conflict. On one side are the Maidens of Saint-Michael, les Vautours - the Vultures - a secret order of nuns and the guardians of a great truth. Pitted against them is the Vatican, which has wanted for centuries to both find and possess what the nuns guard.
A double murder in a Blackpool seaside hotel sees a grieving Detective Declan Miller return to work to solve what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Just why were two completely unconnected men taken out? Despite a somewhat dubious relationship with both reality and his new partner, can the eccentric, offbeat Miller find answers where his colleagues have found only an impossible puzzle?
Successful businessman Jeremy Marks wasn't highly regarded by any of the members of the West London Archery Club. Most of them considered him a buffoon and a bore. But everyone was stunned when the fellow was pincushioned with arrows during a lull in the club's annual archery competition. It turns out his buffoon persona was just an act and he had some real enemies. Inspector Witherspoon will once again need Mrs. Jeffries help to solve the case.
Jen's hen party is going to be out of control...She's rented a luxury getaway on its own private island. The helicopter won't be back for seventy-two hours. They are alone. They think. As well as Jen, there's the pop diva and the estranged ex-bandmate, the tennis pro and the fashion guru, the embittered ex-sister-in-law and the mouthy future sister-in-law. It's a combustible cocktail, one that takes little time to ignite, and in the midst of the drunken chaos, one of them disappears.
When a biologist returns to Colombia after 15 years abroad, he quickly becomes entangled in the trappings of his past and his increasingly bizarre present: the unsolved murder of his brother, a boarding school where girls give birth to strange creatures, a chance encounter with his irrevocably changed first love. A brush with a well-connected acquaintance leads to a biotechnology job offer, and he's gradually drawn into a web of conspiracy.
San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is excited to be included in the Covington Library's first annual Mark Twain Festival. Wealthy media mogul Joseph Cabot will let the lucky lookalike winner of a Prince and the Pauper contest change places with him for a day. But when someone is mysteriously poisoned right before Brooklyn's eyes, Brooklyn's not convinced that the victim was the intended target.
Every week Mercy Hamilton goes to the same supermarket. There she shows a fading photo of a little girl and begs for help to find her daughter. One day Erica Fielding sees the photo and agrees to help. But it turns out the police know of Mercy, and there is no missing girl. But Erica can't stop thinking about poor Mercy. It is too late when Erica comes to realize that she was Mercy's target all along...
Police captain Delia Mariola struggles to drive predatory drug dealers from the rustbelt town of Baxter, before the new Nissan plant owners lose faith. A boomtown has grown up just outside of city limits - a wild west designed to feed every unsavory desire of the workers building the plant and controlled by warring criminal gangs. When a young prostitute's body turns up inside Delia's jurisdiction, she hopes it might be the case that allows her to finally be able to crack down on Boomtown.
Agatha Christie's legendary sleuth, Jane Marple, returns to solve twelve baffling cases in this brand-new collection, penned by a host of acclaimed authors skilled in the fine art of mystery and murder.
In Berkeley, California, in 1944, as Homicide Detective Al Sullivan leaves the Claremont Hotel after a drink in the bar, a rich industrialist and presidential candidate is assassinated in one of the rooms upstairs. But Sullivan's investigation leads not to anarchists but rather to the wealthy San Francisco Bainbridge family.
When Jem Rosco - sailor, adventurer and local legend - blows into town in the middle of an autumn gale, the residents of Greystone, Devon, are delighted to have a celebrity in their midst. As abruptly as he arrived, Rosco disappears again. No one thinks anything of it - that's the sort of man he is. Until the lifeboat is launched to a hoax call-out and Rosco's body is found in a dinghy, anchored off Scully Cove.
Two connected crimes. In THE SISTERS STRANGE criminal Raum Buker arrives in Portland, only for a shocking act of theft to threaten not only his own existence but those of his former lovers - the enigmatic sisters Strange. And in the title novel, THE FURIES, Parker must protect two women under threat as Portland, Maine shuts down in the face of a global pandemic. Unbeknownst to him, however, these clients are more capable of taking care of themselves than anyone could have imagined.
After a lifetime working with BOX 88, the transatlantic counterintelligence agency so covert that not even the CIA knows of its existence, master spy Lachlan Kite has made plenty of enemies. Thirty years ago he was involved in a deadly attempt to extract a Russian chemical weapons scientist to safety in Ukraine. The outcome put his name on the notorious "JUDAS" list. Kite's fight for survival takes him to Dubai, a city crawling with international intelligence officers, where he enters into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian secret state.
Decades earlier Appius Tranquillus Surus wrote a will that freed his slaves and bequeathed his businesses to them. It also left an orchard to the Prisci, a family he was friendly with, on the condition that his freedmen could still take its harvest. The two families have feuded ever since. Flavia Albia's latest impossible task is to sift through the decades to find a reconciliation.
Seven friends, one eccentric billionaire, an all-expenses paid reunion on a private island with one catch: no phones, tablets or laptops allowed. It'll be a weekend to remember - for those who make it out alive.
Los Angeles, August 4, 1962. The city broils through a midsummer heat wave. Marilyn Monroe ODs. A B-movie starlet is kidnapped. The overhyped LAPD overreacts. Chief Bill Parker's looking for some getback. The Monroe deal looks like a moneymaker. He calls in Freddy Otash. The freewheeling Freddy O: tainted ex-cop, defrocked private eye, dope fiend, and freelance extortionist. A man who lives by the maxim "Opportunity is love." Freddy gets to work. He dimly perceives Marilyn Monroe's death and the kidnapped starlet to be a poisonous riddle that only he has the guts and the brains to untangle.
When 15 year old Oscar Dreyer-Hoff disappears, the police assume he's simply a runaway - a typically overlooked middle child doing what teenagers do all around the world. But his frantic family is certain that something terrible has happened, having left behind a strange, violent note. It's not much to go on but it's all that detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner have.
Law professor Boady Sanden, working for the Innocence Project, looks at the file of Elijah Matthews. Elijah, who believes himself to be a prophet, has been locked up in a psychiatric hospital for the past four years, convicted of brutally murdering the pastor of a megachurch. Broady is alarmed to find threads that lead back to the death of his colleague and friend, Ben Pruitt, a man shot to death four years earlier in Boady's own home.
Max Rupert has left his position as a Minneapolis homicide detective to live in solitude. Mourning the tragic death of his wife, he's also racked by guilt - he alone knows what happened to her killer. But then the former local sheriff, Lyle Voight, arrives with a desperate plea: Lyle's daughter Sandy and his six-year-old grandson Pip have disappeared. Lyle's certain Sandy's ex-husband Reed is behind it, but the new sheriff is refusing to investigate.
Edith may have been tricked into a nursing home, but at eighty-years-young, she's planning her escape. Patience works there, cleaning messes and bonding with Edith, a kindred spirit. But Patience is lying to Edith about almost everything. Edith's own daughter, Clio, won't speak to her. And someone new is about to knock on Clio's door...and their intentions aren't good. With every reason to distrust each other, the women must solve a mystery with three suspects, two murders, and one victim.
It is a small and unconventional gathering at Powderham, the manor house owned by mysterious billionaire tech genius Eli Quartz: the Bishop, a fading radio star, a desperate aristocrat, the aging butler and his absurdly beautiful daughter - and Detective Roger LeCarre. Then a snowstorm blows in and the group realise they are trapped. And when, completely against expectations for this kind of situation, someone winds up dead, it's obvious who must solve the crime. Obvious, but for the fact the murder weapon was in Detective Roger LeCarre's hand, and the body was at his feet...
An MI6 operative is found dead, locked in a suitcase inside his own apartment. As she digs into his past, Emma Makepeace discovers that the unfortunate spy had been investigating two Russian oligarchs based in London. To pick up where he left off without ending up in a suitcase of her own, Emma goes undercover on one of the oligarch's million-dollar yachts, scheduled to set sail from the Cote d'Azur to Monaco.
Gregory knows something is wrong with his house. His parents don't believe him, but he can feel it - and he's frightened. DC Rose Gifford is called out after neighbours report a series of disturbances at the property, and she can feel it too. She knows Gregory and his family are in danger, and she knows that it will be down to her specialist supernatural crimes team to uncover the truth.
When 10-year-old Lukas disappears from his Copenhagen school, police investigators discover that the boy had a peculiar obsession with pareidolia - a phenomenon that makes him see faces in random things. A photo on his phone posted just hours before his disappearance shows an old barn door that resembles a face. Journalist Heloise Kaldan thinks she recognizes the barn - but from where?
An inquiry into the British Secret Service, allowed Griselda Fleet and Malcolm Kyle, the two civil servants seconded to the project, unfettered access to any and all confidential information in the archives in order to do so. But MI5's formidable First Desk managed to successfully thwart the inquiry at every turn. Now the inquiry is terminated and Griselda and Malcolm are on their way out when an MI5 case file appears without explanation, the buried history of a classified operation in 1994 Berlin.
For the first six families moving into the exclusive new housing development known as Black Thorn, it was a chance to live a peaceful life on the cliffs overlooking the Cornish sea, safe in the knowledge that it had been created just for them. But six weeks later, six people are dead and the development left abandoned and unfinished. One of its surviving residents, Agnes Gale, is determined to find out the truth about what happened.
An anthology of 20 CWA Dagger Award-shortlisted stories, from Neil Gaiman, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Fowler, Val McDermid, Lavie Tidhar, Chris Simms, Christine Poulson, James Sallis, Victoria Selman, Conrad Williams, Stuart Neville, George Pelecanos, Simon Brett, John Lawton, Ken Bruen, Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins, Peter Robinson, Martyn Waites and Kevin Wignall.
Harry and Freya, an ordinary couple, buy a drab portrait for a few pounds, for its beautiful frame, planning to cut the painting out. Then studying it back at home there seems to be another picture beneath, of a stunning landscape. Could it be a long-lost masterpiece from 1770? If genuine, it could be worth millions. One collector is certain it is genuine. Someone who uses any method he can to get want he wants and will stop at nothing.
When human remains are found in Joanna Brady's Cochise County, the victim turns out to be a missing young woman of Apache descent. As part of a newly formed Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's Task Force, Dan Pardee, a former Border Patrol Shadow Wolf and Brandon Walker's son-in-law, catches the case and ends up in Sheriff Joanna Brady's jurisdiction. Will Dan find out what led to this young woman's death?
Amidst a family celebration, a cataclysmic storm uncovers long-buried horrors - and a team of detectives struggle to solve a thirty-year-old double murder. The police are also searching two countries for traces of a mysterious crime novelist who appears to have vanished. Has the faking of his own death been his masterpiece? Alongside each inquiry as it evolves is former Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, relishing his new role as a media magnate, but drawn into reluctant action and towards a chilling discovery of his own.
Jane MacGuire is enjoying a period of domestic bliss as she focuses on her art and her partner Seth Caleb uses his unique abilities as an agent for the MI6 intelligence service. But when Seth crosses crime lord Hugh Bohdan, he incurs the wrath of one of the world's most powerful criminal empires. Soon Jane is on the run, struggling to stay one step ahead of Bohdan's army and his devastating high-tech weaponry.
On holiday in Crete, Lord Bellingham -- a government minister in the Foreign Office -- had been solo trekking in the White Mountains when he mysteriously disappeared. Assistant Commissioner Louise Mangan of the Met Police is sent to assist in the investigation but soon discovers that there are more layers to this case than the local police realise. Lady Bellingham is less than forthcoming, the family nanny is hiding something, and a scandal is brewing back in London that could destroy the minister's reputation for good.
What if you woke up lying in the middle of the street in Fort Pratt, Montana? What if every person you encountered in that endless night was dead? What if you were covered in blood and missing a bullet from the gun holstered on your hip? What if there was something out there in the yellowed skies - something the Northern Cheyenne refer to as the Wandering Without, the Stealer of Souls? What if the only way you know who you are is because your name is printed in the leather sweatband of your cowboy hat, and what if it says your name is Walt Longmire - but you don't remember him.
Deep in the heart of the Wyoming countryside, Sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire, is called to a crime scene like few others that he has seen. This crime brings up issues that go back to Walt's grandfather's time in Wyoming, as the revelations he learns about his grandfather come back to offer clues and motives for Walt's investigation.
Iceland, 1956. 14-year-old Lara decides to spend the summer working for a couple on the small island of Videy, just off the coast of Reykjavik. In early August, the girl disappears without a trace. Time passes, and the mystery becomes Iceland's most infamous unsolved case. Thirty years later, as the city of Reykjavik celebrates its 200th anniversary, journalist Valur Robertsson begins his own investigation into Lara's case.
Baker Georgia Tepper is catering cupcakes for the library Halloween party and is meeting Kathleen there to make plans. Unfortunately, once Georgia's former mother-in-law ambushes her at the library and threatens Georgia with legal action, the afternoon of fun is soured. When Georgia's litigious in-law is later found dead and the friendly baker is implicated, Kathleen is eager to help prove her innocence.
When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down. Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harbouring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance.
On Memorial Day, 1958 as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. But even before Sheriff Brody Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife.
It is every mother's nightmare. Her missing daughter found murdered. Her lover the prime suspect. It is every police officer's fear. A child murder. The evidence circumstantial. It is every rookie solicitor's dream. A high-profile case. An opportunity to shine. Twelve men and women will decide the verdict.
It was supposed to be a simple case: a young man arrested for armed assault. But it was just the beginning. As Rodney Middleton awaits trial, Detective Jack Warr is warned by his mentor DCI Ridley that they have only scratched the surface of the man's crimes. Then DCI Ridley is suddenly removed from his post. As Warr digs into Rodney's past, Ridley calls pleading for help, now accused of a murder he insists he didn't commit.
On her 15th birthday, trafficking victim Affi Smith goes for a run and never returns. With a new identity and secure home in the Scottish Highlands, she was supposed to be safe... DS Max Craigie discovers other trafficking victims have disappeared in exactly the same circumstances -- there's a leak somewhere within law-enforcement. Max must catch Affi's kidnappers and expose the mole before anyone else goes missing.
June 1940. Veronica has taken a typing job in L.A. - only to realize that she's working for one of the area's most vicious propagandists. She and her mother Violet decide to call on an old friend, who introduces them to L.A.'s anti-Nazi spymaster.At once, the women go undercover to gather enough information about the California Reich to take to the authorities.
1607. Daniel Pursglove rides north from London to his childhood home in Yorkshire - with his own score to settle. The locals have little reason to trust a prying stranger, and those who remember Daniel do so with contempt. When a body is found with rope burns about the neck, Daniel falls under suspicion. On the run, across the country, he is pursued by a ruthless killer whose victims all share the same gallows mark.
Captain Jim Agnihotri and his wife Lady Diana Framji are embarking to England on a luxury liner in the summer of 1894. On their first evening aboard, Jim meets an intriguing Spaniard, a fellow soldier with whom he finds an instant kinship. But within 24 hours, Don Juan Nepomuceno is murdered, his body discovered shortly after he asks rather urgently to see Jim.
1989. Journalist Allie Burns' year begins with the memorial service for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing, but Allie has barely filed her copy when she stumbles over a story about HIV/AIDS that will shock her into a major change of direction. The world of newspapers is undergoing a revolution, there's skullduggery in the medical research labs and there are seismic rumblings behind the Iron Curtain. When murder is added to this potent mix, Allie is forced to question all her old certainties.
15 years ago 35-year-old Henry Carr vanished outside his parents' house on a run-down street in Manchester. Today, a cold case podcast has brought the disappearance to international attention and a young journalist hopes that she might be able to get the locals to open up. After all, she was one of them. But returning won't be easy; there are many reasons why Ruth fled six years ago.
Crime writer turned amateur sleuth, Jen, has taken over the running of the local bookstore in her hometown of Riddleton. But balancing the books at Ravenous Readers is nothing compared to meeting the deadline for her new novel. Dodging phone calls from her editor takes a back seat, however, when the local police chief is poisoned. To solve the murder, Jen must dust off her detective hat once more.
THE MURDERERS (1961) by Fredric Brown, Dan J. Marlowe's THE NAME OF THE GAME IS DEATH (1962), Charles Williams' Dead Calm (1963), THE EXPENDABLE MAN (1963) by Dorothy B. Hughes's, and Richard Stark's The Score (1964).
Margaret Millar's THE FIEND (1964), Ed McBain's DOLL (1965), Chester Himes' RUN MAN RUN (1966), and Patricia Highsmith's THE TREMOR OF FORGERY (1969).
On a rocky beach in the southwest of Ireland, the body of wealthy racehorse owner Johnny O'Reilly has been discovered. Detective Inspector Cormac O'Brien is dispatched out of Killarney to lead the murder inquiry. And veterinarian Dimpna Wilde is faced with a triple bombshell - her mother is rumored to have been in a relationship with Johnny, her father's dementia is escalating, and her brother is avoiding her calls. And so she moves back to Dingle to clear her family of suspicion.
Shocking news reaches the Thursday Murder Club - an old friend has been killed, and a dangerous package he was protecting has gone missing.The gang's search leads them into the antiques business, where the tricks of the trade are as old as the objects themselves. As they encounter drug dealers, art forgers, and online fraudsters - as well as heartache close to home - Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim have no idea whom to trust.
Amor Towles selects the best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Andrew Child, Jeffrey Deaver, and T.C. Boyle.
Summer, 1934. When Britain's MI6 gets word that a pair of German scientists have made breakthroughs in germ warfare, they send Elena Standish on a dangerous mission to get one of them out of Germany before he's forced to share his knowledge and its devastating power with Hitler's elite. But it's more than just time that Elena is working against. The new head of Germany's germ warfare division is an old enemy of Elena's grandfather Lucas, the former head of MI6.
Not far from the sprawling grounds of Wyndham Hall, the body of longtime MI6 agent John Repton is found, shot dead with a single bullet to the heart. The corpse's proximity to the estate sends ripples of concern through the intelligence community: Repton was killed while surveilling the members of a household with alleged ties to fascists who threaten the security of the country, as Hitler's influence spreads across Europe. Elena Standish is assigned the case, thanks to a connection to the Wyndham family.
Eleven confounding problems in deduction for Golden Age super-sleuth Ellery Queen.
John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke faces Edinburgh's most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop goes missing after claiming to harbour secrets that could sink the city's police force. But in this investigation all roads lead to Rebus, and Clarke's twin loyalities to the police and to the public will be tested to their limit.
Lt. Eve Dallas is just home from a long overdue vacation when she responds to a call of an unattended death. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, retired Internal Affairs Captain. At first glance, the scene appears to be suicide, but the closer Eve examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes. After all, Greenleaf put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs.
London court interpreter Revelle Lee is close to adopting a 6-year-old boy named Elliot from foster care. Revelle is determined to make up for a terrible mistake she made years ago. But she's begun receiving disturbing messages which she suspects are from his birth family. When one of her cases involves a murder victim she knew slightly, Revelle deliberately mistranslates a Polish man's alibi to put his accused friend behind bars.
Lavender House, 1952: the family seat of recently deceased matriarch Irene Lamontaine, head of the famous Lamontaine soap empire. Irene's widow hires Evander Mills to uncover the truth behind her mysterious death. Andy, recently fired from the San Francisco police after being caught in a raid on a gay bar, is happy to accept - his calendar is wide open. And his secret is the kind of secret the Lamontaines understand.
"We're going to murder people who need to be murdered." So begins a press release from a mysterious group known only as "The Five," shortly after a vicious predator is murdered in San Francisco. The Five is believed to be made up of vigilante killers who are very bored...and very rich. After a woman is murdered in the Twin Cities, Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are sent in to investigate. But, with no apparent direct connection to the victims, The Five are virtually untraceable.
Liverpool: a suburban crime family grips a whole city with fear. Galicia: an entire community waits on the windswept edge of Europe for the delivery of four tonnes of cocaine. London: Jonas Merrick, grey and quiet, alone in a small office, seems an unlikely character to be tasked with bringing down an international drug network. But while Jonas's colleagues regard him as scratchy, fastidious, old, he is also ruthless, cunning and brutally pragmatic. And he has a man on the inside: a would-be money-launderer on that wild Spanish coast. A man who has been undercover for so long, he has almost forgotten who he really is.
High-powered business woman Lana Rubicon finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city,convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack. Then Jack happens upon a dead body and becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation. Lana decides to pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power.
Lisbeth Salander arrives in the small northern town of Gasskas. She has been named guardian to her niece Svala, whose mother has disappeared. Two things soon become clear: Svala is a remarkably gifted teenager - and she's being watched. Mikael Blomkvist is also heading north. There are troubling rumours surrounding the man his daughter is about to marry. When the truth behind the whispers explodes into violence, Salander emerges as Blomkvist's last hope.
Grace Makutsi's husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is undercutting his prices in the furniture market. Phuti has always been concerned with quality and comfort, but this new firm seems interested only in profits. To make matters worse, they have a slick new advertising campaign that seems hard to beat. Nonetheless, Mma Ramotswe designs a surprising counter-campaign that may just do the trick.
When young London professional Alex Evans is informed that his sister's body has been pulled from an icy lake in Northern Lapland, he assumes his irresponsible sister accidentally drowned. He travels to the wealthy winter resort where Vicky worked as a tour-guide and meets Agatha Koskinen, the detective in charge. Agatha is a no-nonsense single mother of three who already thinks there's more to Vicky's case than meets the eye.
From the author of THREE BAGS FULL. It has been an eventful morning for Agnes Sharp and the other inhabitants of Sunset Hall, a house share for the old and unruly in the sleepy English countryside. Nothing prepares them for an unexpected visit from a police officer with some shocking news. A body has been discovered next door. Everyone puts on a long face for show, but they are secretly relieved the body in question is not the one they're currently hiding in the shed (sorry, Lillith). It seems the answer to their little problem with Lillith may have fallen right into their lap. All they have to do is find out who murdered their neighbour, so they can pin Lillith's death on them, thus killing two (old) birds with one stone (cold killer). With their plan sorted, Agnes and her geriatric gang spring into action.
A woman is found wandering the corridors of Nobel Hospital in Stockholm, accompanied by a young boy. She appears to be looking for a man who was involved in a car accident earlier that day. Meanwhile, in one of the emergency rooms, Tekla Berg is fighting to save a patient who was seriously injured in the same incident. The mystery surrounding the woman and her young charge is that the boy's identity remains unknown and no trace of his past can be found.
The town of Sarlat is staging a reenactment of its liberation from the British in the Hundred Years' War when the play's French hero, Brice Kerquelin, is stabbed and feared fatally wounded. Is it an unfortunate prop malfunction - or something more sinister? The stricken man happens to be number two in the French intelligence service, in line for the top job. Bruno is tasked with the safety of the victim's daughter Claire, as well as his old Silicon Valley buddies, ostensibly in town for a reunion.
Ex-child star Posy Starling is finally filming her dream role - Dahlia Lively in The Lady Detective movie. But things take a nightmare turn when a prop weapon is replaced with the real thing - with almost fatal consequences for her fellow Dahlia, Rosalind King. There's something very wrong on the set of The Lady Detective - which means it's time to call in Caro Hooper, so the three Dahlias can investigate.
Penrith local businessman, Hal Mulberry succeeds in his childhood dream of buying the world famous painting, Buttermere at Dawn, and is determined to bring it back to the Lake District where it belongs and put it on show. Journalist Jason Brazel is delighted to get the exclusive story from Hal. But his mother-in-law, Amita, uncovers a theory that everyone who's owned the painting has had their life ruined, and she wonders what Hal is really bringing to their town.
When two of Uncle Chen's associates come visiting Chen Mansion on the third day of Chinese New Year - an unlucky date in the Chinese calendar - Su Lin doesn't let them in. Not just because of the taboo, but because her uncle has been unwell. But the bad luck has clearly followed them as one of them is soon discovered outside the house, dead, with a strip of dried yellow rambutan peel in his mouth. And the other associate has gone missing.