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In a Gulf Coast Texas town, beach-bum-turned-judge Whit Mosley is called to a yacht where the son of a senator lies dead. Was it suicide? Or did an obsessed killer use the dead man as a pawn in a twisted game? Whit and Detective Claudia Salazar expose a nest of drug lords and power-hungry sharks, unearthing a lethal trail of deceit that lies buried in the icy recesses of the human heart.
As millionaire Ed Vincent climbs out of his small Cessna at La Guardia airport, someone puts a bullet through him. Vincent's lover Zelda, who hasn't known him long, and NYPD homicide detective Marco Camelia join forces in pursuit of the assassin and come to learn more about the nature of Ed Vincent.
The new China Bayles mystery is set on a Mississippi plantation brimming with dangerous family secrets and drenched in the mysteries of the Deep South.
Small-town Texas herbalist China Bayles searches for the killer of her chief supplier of mistletoe while struggling to support a troubled friend and reconcile the demands of her new business with the desires of her heart.
A ruthless gang of black criminals are terrorizing London in a spree of robbery and murder. But when Sir John Fielding and Jeremy set out to find who is behind the menace, they find matters not as black and white as they had seemed.
Meg Langslow is at the celebration of the British surrender at Yorktown selling her crafts (even wrought-iron flamingos), looking for (and dodging) a killer, and trying to keep in the good graces of her impossible future mother-in-law.
Boston lawyer James Norton has come to fin-de-siecle Paris to bring back his invalid sister Ellie and his younger brother Raf. But then the violent deaths of the actress Olympe Fabre and then of her sister Judith in the asylum of Salpetriere, draw the siblings into a dark web of violence.
Lori Shepherd travels into the Northumberland moors to examine a rare book collection at Wyrdhurst Hall. In that grim, neo-gothic hall she finds a charming, secretive stranger and a cache of World War I letters that tell a tale of doomed love and hint at hidden treasure.
In the 1950s Ruby Walker arrived in Chicago and became one of the city's greatest blues singers. But she lost it all when she was convicted of murdering her lover and producer, Billy Lyons. Decades later, a flicker of hope comes to Ruby through letters from blues historian Nick Travers. She agrees to an interview only if Travers checks out the truth behind Lyons's final hours and find out who really killed him.
To mourn her younger sister's death, Prentice Dobson moves from the city to their small hometown where the news is that her uncle's grave has been dug up. Prentice also begins to doubt the circumstances of her sister's death. Guardian angel Augusta Goodnight, the afterlife's best angel-sleuth, is sent down to apply her crime-solving skills to Prentice's puzzle.
June, 1815. Jealousy, revenge and a love that endures beyond the grave - against the backdrop of Regency England. Bow Street's Henry Morton is called to the scene of what is initially ruled an "accidental death". But Morton suspects foul play, and begins a discreet inquiry that will take him from the heights of London society to its teeming underbelly - with villains from both worlds determined to do anything to keep him from learning the truth. Recommended.
Having coffee with a famous footballer would be the highlight of the year for many people. Not so for PI Billy Rucker. Only hours after meeting Jack Draper - 'Super Jack' to his adoring fans, Billy finds himself standing over the brutalized body of a girl called Alison, once Jack Draper's mistress.
Lawyer turned legal researcher Beth Hartley is hired by an old law-school acquaintance, Don Balstrum. But when Don is murdered in his office, her natural inquisitiveness leads on a complex path of crime and deceit when she opens the doors on Don's dark past.
When a porn star is gunned down outside the Tiffany Gentleman's Club, the same bullet whacks Sierra Lavotini in her 'assets', jeopardizing her livelihood. When another club headliner turns up dead, police suspect Sierra's arch rival, a gun-totting stripper named Marla. But Sierra thinks Marla had nothing to do with it and promises Marla she'll find the real killer.
Prosecutor Mary Crow's latest courtroom victory has made her a mortal enemy. He's tracking her and two friends into the mountains to wreak vengeance and to bury a shattering secret. But these three women will find a will to survive and a power for loyalty and violence they never knew possible.
Second volume of mysteries by today's top writers and by the masters who inspired them. Clark, Poe, Oates, McCrumb, Hunter, Block, Wheat, Kaminsky, Hoch, Coward, Stevenson, Saki and many more.
Ariel Warren, a young and popular lecturer at the university where Joanne Kilbourn teaches, is found stabbed to death in the basement of the university library. Joanne is asked to investigate by a former Saskatchewan premier and instantly finds a number of suspects.
Simon Darcourt is facing his mid-thirties and the realization he is never going to be a rock star. Some cope with the failure of their dreams with affairs, others with the bottle. For Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.
An artists' colony is set up - on astrological principles - at the site of a disused mine on the moor west of St. Ives. However, a murder disrupts the colony's harmony. And then, as Chief Inspector Wycliffe begins his investigation, there is another murder.
A respected bookseller is found bludgeoned and strangled...
Jane Jeffry and her friend Shelly are enjoying the gardening class offered at the local community centre until their teacher is threatened and attacked. The substitute is a boorish bore ... until he winds up dead, planted in his own compost heap. It would appear that someone in their class is responsible.
Leigh Koslow's cousin Cara shows up at Leigh's apartment to tell her that Cara's husband, Gil, has been lying and sneaking around. Leigh takes to the streets of Pittsburgh and is shocked to learn what Gil's secret really is.
Mother and daughter join forces: Regan Reilly meets Alvirah Meehan, the lottery-winning amateur detective, and both embark on a desperate search for Regan's kidnapped father.
A traffic directive from the governor of Virginia results in the eccentric Isle of Tangier, 14 miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, declaring war on its own state. The resulting chaos must be dealt with by Judy Hammer, newly installed as superintendent of the Virginia State Police.
Milo Dragonovich is in Texas, running the bar of his dreams, until he consents to help Molly McBride search for and bring to justice the lowlife who raped and murdered her sister. But it turns out that their prey is no ordinary miscreant, but a whirlwind of brutality with major political connections.
The news biz is slow for Emma Lord, publisher of the Alpine Advocate - until the town's oldest family feud flares up, leaving three people dead, their bodies stowed in a meat freezer. And the startling discovery of a fourth body sharing the victims' chilly repose launches Emma on the story of a lifetime.
Georgina Powers of Technology News breaks the story that the name of an assassinated head of a games software company was listed on the site of an anti-abortion website. And then her name appears on the same list.
When the body of senior manager Nancy Sereda is found bludgeoned to death in the library of the offices of the Catholic School Board, Staff Sergeant Dan Laurenson is on the scene. The school board offices are upset by budget cuts and massive restructuring on one hand, and a dark underground of sex, lies and jealousy on the other.
After stock-racing heir Nick Van Horne hires a man to kill his estranged wife, he finds himself consorting with enterprising bikers, sexy pool hustlers, a stepmother with alarming ideas about family, and a former SEAL with a disconcerting fondness for plastic explosives.
A former boss calls in a career's worth of favours and Paul Brenner, despite his early retirement from the Army's Criminal Investigative Division, goes back to work, investigating a murder that took place in Vietnam 30 years before.
Maggie Schneider, a romance writer from Saskatoon vacationing in Costa Rica, is first robbed and then kidnapped for ransom - along with the wife of a US Senator. While she learns to deal with her captors, a jaded eco-tour guide undertakes a daring undercover rescue mission.
Terry Fielding meets the enigmatic Rosina in a seedy Soho club. Could she be the key to his escape from an unrewarding job, and a loveless, childless marriage?
A commercial novel from the 1950s becomes a hot item when English professor Karen Pelletier perversely names it as the greatest book of the 20th century. A reporter locates its reclusive author in rural upstate New York. And then the reporter is found dead in the author's driveway. Pelletier is called in to help with the investigation and finds that the scandalous events are perhaps less ficticious than she had thought.
When several young women are discovered slaughtered in a room in a Parisian brothel, police bring in Irene Adler at the discreet request of 'someone' in a position of power. Irene wonders at this request - and at the uncanny resemblance of these murders to a series that took place in London just a short time earlier.
Columnist Jimmy Gage receives a letter signed 'Eggman' which claims responsibility for six unsolved murders around L. A. It is dismissed as a hoax, but a year later Jimmy discovers among his brother Jonathan's possessions six photographs: crime-scene shots of the people Eggman happily took credit for killing.
After attending a writer's conference, Jessica decides to stay on in New Orleans for a jazz festival. Her friend, music critic Wayne Copley, offers to take her to the festival while he searches for the fabled recordings of a jazz legend. But then Wayne turns up dead next to a voodoo queen's grave.
4 original stories and one novella.
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend, glassblower Gerard Logan, in a perilous search for a stolen videotape.
Nicholas Morath is an Hungarian emigre living in Paris in 1938. As Hitler marches into Prague, Morath is recruited for a secret mission and is drawn deeper into danger until he is risking his life behind enemy lines for the very future of a free Europe.
Shamus nominee. Lupe Solano is considering an undercover trip into Havana to rescue a stolen art masterpiece when a shady business contact is murdered.
When Bobby and Susan Martin find a dirty, shivering child at their campsite, they don't expect to be drawn into an unthinkable crime. But when one of the boy's kidnappers comes out the brush waving a gun, Bobby is forced to react, and the predator is brutally murdered. But was he a criminal - or a cop? With a vicious crime ring closing in on them, Bobby and Susan plunge into the heart of danger to save the boy - and themselves.
NYPD Detective Sergeant April Woo brings in the city's top canine tracking unit when a young doctor disappears while jogging in Central Park. But the dogs discover the murdered body of the only known witness to the abduction.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson confront more original holiday whodunits. Anne Perry, Peter Lovesey, Barbara Paul and many more.
The discovery of some bodies from the last World War II bomb site in London leads to some questions about who is truly heir to a large fortune. Richard Jury investigates.
While in transit from his exile in Buhen to a new posting, disgraced Lieutenant Bak stops at the ancient Egyptian capital in hopes of investigating a case of relics plundered from ancient tombs. Instead he is sent to the partially built memorial temple of the divine Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut, where a series of fatal accidents and reports of a malevolent spirit plague the construction.
Lydia Ashley, owner of a large farm in southern New Jersey, is being systematically harassed by someone who wants her land. When Dr. Andrew Fenimore goes to stop the pranks, he learns that a hidden treasure is at the root of all the evil deeds.
Nice guy Mack MacWray's partner in a successful clothing manufacturing business disappears with all the money. Then on the edge of a sea cliff on the torpid Mexican resort of Isla Mujeres he comes face to face with his partner and finds he is not such a nice guy after all. Mack must become a new person to live with what he has done and quickly becomes a success story. Recommended.
After four people turn up murdered in a luxurious beach house off the Alabama coast, Rebecca Jordan, one of the victims, is forgotten in the frenzy. Her mother seeks the help of private investigator Jack Delmas. To win justice for Rebecca, Delmas will have to infiltrate a world he never even imagined to exist.
Rubber-clad sculptress Sam Jones (of DEAD WHITE FEMALE and TOO MANY BLONDES) is led into a hot affair with a BMW-driving, Kensington-dwelling stockbroker and a twisted intrigue of blackmail and drugs.
Sam Jones, in her 4th case, garners a commission to create a series of mobiles for the latest theatrical production of an old friend from art school. But as mysterious deaths keep on coming and a practical joker starts to sabotage performances of the play, Sam barely has time to knock back a few frozen margaritas, sort out her sex life and save the man she loves in the midst of the maelstrom.
A memoir - Hillerman recalls his life from his upbringing in Depression-era Oklahoma to his life as a legendary author.
When Allison discovers her boyfriend has a cheatin' heart, she trashes his money-skimming scam and blows town. But Boyd is close behind - along with a cold-blooded killer leaving a trail of broken bodies and broken laws.
Baltimore journalists H. L. Mencken and James M. Cain are investigating the sex scandals in 1923 Harding administration Washington D. C., just prior to the Teapot Dome scandal.
When a friend disappears after heading off to Mississippi to investigate a secret prison for violent black convicts in 1951, Earl Swagger swaggers off and gets into trouble of his own. Recommended.
Mood swings aren't the only hormonal hotspots in fifty-something New Jersey community college professor Bel Barrett's midlife. When she runs into a former student at her synagogue, and the woman is very distraught over the 'accidental' death of a close colleague, Bel feels compelled to investigate. But her good intentions land her in a world of corporate espionage.
As Inspectors Karpo and Zelach comb Moscow's underground world of post-punk rock clubs searching for clues to the disappearance of an anti-Semitic rock star, Chief Inspector Rostnikov is off to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Express, looking for an extortionist who may have information that could bring down the entire Russian government.
Young lawyer Sari Siegal finds that death strikes too close to home indeed when her mother-in-law is brutally murdered. Now, years later, she must get disturbingly close to the motives of the killer - to bring him down before he kills again.
Jake Geismar manages to wrangle a press slot for the Potsdam Conference. Then he stumbles on a murder - an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds. It leads him to a story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city both physically and morally devastated.
In Byerly, North Carolina, northerners Marshall and Grace Saunders try to buy out the town's largest mill. Laura Fleming is surprised when the mill's president asks her to look into the Saunders' backgrounds, even though the owner of the mill wants to sell. Matters grow more complicated when Marshall Saunders is found murdered and the police name Laura's cousin Linwood as the prime suspect.
Montreal bookseller Sam Wiseman discovers the dead body of a long-time customer, a McGill professor. Sam becomes a suspect in the murder when the police discover a special order form from Sam's store clutched in the professor's hand. Is this a commentary on the difficulties of attempting to elicit an order from Canadian distributors? Apparently it is sometimes easier for a bookseller to simply murder the customer than attempt to fill the order.
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine misbehave on a Caribbean cruise and are abandoned in Mexico, where Leonard is saved from armed attackers by a fisherman and his daugher. Hap returns to East Texas but is overwhelmed when he learns of the senorita's murder. Not taking it lying down, he and Leonard return to Mexico to even the score.
Young Tessa Quale is found murdered in Northern Kenya. Her putative African lover and travelling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared from the scene of the crime. Tess's husband, a career diplomat named Justin with the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out to find the truth. His quest will take him to Britain, across Europe and Canada, and back to Africa.
Museum curator Anna Lundgren's career takes off with the success of her first exhibition. But elation turns to horror when the theft of an ancient Mayan jade dagger and murder of a guard bring the police. Anna becomes the main suspect, and when her only ally, Detective Gil Garcia, begins to doubt her, Anna must find out who took the dagger and killed the guard.
FBI Special Agent Taz Fallon stumbles onto an international conspiracy devoted to using art treasures looted from Jewish families by Hitler to finance a Fourth Reich. With the assistance of a beautiful art historian he begins to unravel the shocking truth behind the identity of der Kurator. Recommended.
Still healing from a past tragedy, ex-Minneapolis cop Claire Watkins is plunged into a shattering murder case. When a widower is murdered at a local dance, Claire senses a desperate relief from his orphaned teenagers. As she becomes more immersed in the crime she uncovers a startling connection to the victim's wife's 'accidental' death and the secrets that premeditated both incidents.
Nicholas Bryson, retired after spending years as a deep cover operative for an American secret intelligence group, learns that the group was acting against the country's interest. He is recruited by the CIA to stop them, but he finds his skills rusty after years on the sidelines.
Across the world old men are being knocked off. The only point of association is an OSS file marked Sigma. Investment banker Ben Hartman, one of the targets, teams up with US government agent Anna Navarro to discover why.
When former NYPD detective Ezekiel Cooper finds his only daughter's corpse in a deserted bungalow, he vows to find her murderer. He doesn't know that there are other victims - in Queens, Sarasota, and Seattle. Bent on finding the killer, Coop crosses paths with Cara Callahan, who's determined to lure in her sister's killer by using herself as bait.
Canadian author. Detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo are plunged into Toronto's Chinatown district, where they are called to investigate the death of Edgar Lau, a man whose mysterious history and connections take the detectives on a ride across continents and cultures.
A killer is stalking New York - one who escaped detectives Greevey and Logan 12 years ago. Greevey is long dead and Logan has been transferred to Staten Island after a run-in with a politician. So it falls to Logan's former partner Lennie Briscoe to bring the killer to justice.
The apparent suicide of a teenage girl throws her family into chaos, particularly when it is discovered she is pregnant and the police reveal that her death could have been caused by somebody else.
Two murders, one of the wife of a local MP and the other of a drug addict, are the focus of the Cambridge constabulary and Dr. Sam Ryan.
Tinker's Cove has a long history of Thanksgiving festivities, but this year someone adds murder to the menu. Lucy Stone intends to discover who left Metinnicut Indian activist Curt Nolan dead with an ancient war club next to his head.
Physicist-sleuth Gloria Lamerino heads to Berkeley, California, to look into the death of her former colleague, Gary Larkin, dead from beryllium poisoning. Though ruled an accident, his death is suspicious to Gloria and she's determined to investigate. When she discovers that Gary's death is connected to a teenager's disappearance, the pieces of the puzzle come together in unexpected ways.
The start of the school week usually comes as a relief for Geri, for the weekends usually serve only to highlight her crumbling homelife. But this Monday morning the tension in the air at school is palpable - one of her pupils has gone missing.
When the reality-challenged head of NASA finds a new brainchild - a mechanical killer space spider used to scare up some extra cash in Florida - Remo and Chiun are sent in by CURE to put an end to the havoc. What they don't realize is that the foe they're after is just an old enemy with a new, terrifying face.
When Chief of Police Jesse Stone finds a young woman face down at the edge of a lake, his L. A. past tells him immediately that she isn't a victim of suicide, but rather a brutal murder. Unfortunately, all Stone has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain and a hunch or two.
Winter, 1862: The Union Army wants no distractions from this critical time in the war, and so sends Abel Jones to investigate rumours of an imminent Irish uprising in New York State. But there are strange happenings in Yates County, apparently involving the dark side of the spiritual world, and Abel is soon fighting for his life.
The Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their precise demands - and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross recognizes the kind of criminal mind at work, and his investigation gets under the skin of the Mastermind - who makes it his goal to take revenge on Cross and his team.
Coy is a mariner without a ship. While attending a maritime auction in Barcelona he meets a beautiful woman on a search for lost treasure.
After two beautiful women are found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist, William Monk and his wife Hester desperately hope to save a friend accused of cold-blooded murder.
1861: the American Civil War has just begun. Investigator William Monk and his bride Hester sense tension at a quiet dinner party held by a wealthy London arms dealer. Soon their forebodings are fulfilled - with a ritual murder, two disappearances, and the theft of all the arms dealer's weapons.
Edgar Best First Novel and Hammett Prize nominee. Wichita, Kansas - Christmas Eve, 1979: Lawyer Charlie Arglist is ready to leave town, with a suticase full of stolen money. But before the sun rises, Charlie's scam explodes, uncovering a world full of twists that offer no mercy and allows few survivors.
14th century Italy: Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI, is a man whose lustful appetites for power, luxury and women are matched only by his consuming love of family.
14 original stories to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Private Eye Writers of America. Max Allen Collins, Jerry Kennealy, Patricia McFall, Deborah Morgan, and Tom Sweeney are among the headliners.
Originally under the name Jack Harvey.
At the end of WWII American lawyer Devlin Judge uses his connection with the war crimes prosecutions to pursue his own agenda of finding Eric Seyss, the Nazi responsible for his brother's death. Seyss, a former Olympic sprinter, has just escaped from an American POW camp and Judge is immediately put on his trail.
A book discussion turns deadly: when group member Helen Coulter falls to her death from her root garden, the death is declared a suicide. But schoolteacher Amanda Pepper is convinced otherwise.
When a centurion, the commander of a hundred men, is murdered, the young playboy Decius is just the detective Caesar needs to catch the killer.
The new Atticus Kodiak. He is hired to be the bodyguard for the most dangerous woman in the world. Recommended.
Kidd and LuEllen are back. Kidd learns that he and his friends are the target of a national manhunt. His colleague Jack Morrison has vanished. Kidd and LuEllen must find him before the very dangerous men who are working behind the scenes. Recommended.
Contract archaeologist Alan Graham joins his lady, Pepper, on a dig in the Yucatan and may be involved in the greatest discovery - or greatest hoax - in centuries. New evidence suggests there were Old World visitors in Central America long before the conquistadors. But the search for proof leaves two people dead.
As an expert in accident reconstruction, it is Darwin Minor's job to use science and instinct to unravel the real causes of unnatural disasters. But a series of seemingly random fatal car wrecks - accidents which seem staged - is leading him down a dangerous road. Dar suspects a massive attempted rip-off: but why would anyone commit fraud at the cost of his own life?
The brutal murder of golden girl Jinx McLennan shocks the neighbours and triggers a police inquiry that delves deeply into her colourful past.
Celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Hildegard Wolf is approached in her Paris consulting room not by one, but two men, both claiming to be the celebrated Lord Lucan - who disappeared 25 years ago after the vicious murder of his children's nanny.
Police lieutenant Julian Palmer tracks the killer of a respected family man. With no suspects, Julian turns to the one person she fears the most, former police chief Winston Edwards. Once her mentor, he was the first man she arrested for murder. Now, Julian and her old mentor engage in a battle of wits, where death is the only outcome if she can't stay one step ahead.
Former spies Amelia Pierce and her husband Paul Sargent struggle to save their marriage, but their rescue of a drowning teenager plunges them into a plot to take over the US government. As Amelia searches for the truth about the boy's past, Burt is kidnapped. Guided by a tribe of women warriors, Amelia goes deep into the heart of the Amazon to prepare to face an army of programmed killers!
Boston attorney Brady Coyne has been dating Evie for less than a year when a stalker from her past turns up to torment her anew. When the stalker is found dead and Evie disappears, Brady realizes just how little he knows about Evie's life - now he must delve into the past.
Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard and his elusive partner Hamish know that something is not right. It is 1919, and Herbert Baker, a lifelong Protestant, demands to see a Catholic priest as he lays dying. When the priest is then murdered, Rutledge doubts that it is the tragic consequence of a burglary attempt.
When Burke, a career criminal for hire, is badly injured during a job, his religion is revenge. Eager to begin worship, he uncovers a frightening and evil foreign territory - a safe harbour for predatory degenerates - and finds himself trapped out of his element.
Burke is not dead after all, but in hiding in Oregon. He returns to New York, looking for a teen runaway, and becomes involved with a clandestine organization that obtains illegal prescription drugs for those suffering from extreme pain.
Although it is well known that the illegal cargo trade thrives in the moonlight over the water that separates England from France, the authorities are strangely lax in their efforts at enforcement. Sir John Fielding and Jeremy travel to the seaside town of Deal to investigate a suspect magistrate just as the smugglers turn murderous.
Nominee for the 2000 Edgar for Best First Novel. The police find Janice Jensen bathed in blood, sitting on the floor calmly eating grapes as her family lies dead beside her. To forensic psychiatrist Simon Rose there is no question that Janice killed them. But was she criminally responsible, or certifiably insane?
Sam Turner is hired by two sisters who are convinced that they are being stalked. And then one of the sisters turns up dead on the moors.
Web London roars into a dark alley one night with his FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Seconds later the team is ambushed and every man is dead - except Web. The FBI investigation puts Web under increasing suspicion, and Web looks for help from an unlikely ally in finding the killer of his friends.
7th in the Castlemere series. Castlemere is under siege: someone is holding the town ransom to the tune of one million pounds. And if this demand is not met, no one will be safe from the frightening events he has in store.
Investigative journalist Cosmo Horrocks found the juiciest story he's had in years: a Catholic priest is accused of impropriety with a teenage unmarried mother and of channeling parish funds in her direction. All the story lacked was mystery, but when it acquired that too Cosmo was not in a position to make very much of it.
The aging Matthew Scudder takes time off from visiting AA meetings to look into the death of a wealthy couple murdered in their Manhattan townhouse. The police close the case when they find a likely set of perps, dead by murder/suicide in Brooklyn, with loot from the townhouse on hand. Matt, however, is not so easily convinced.
Superstar defense attorney Joseph Antonelli comes out of retirement not to defend but to prosecute. His job will be to send a deputy district attorney to death row for a murder-for-hire. But in a torrid case of violence, adultery and betrayal, lies compound and finally one murder leads to another. Antonelli discovers that the wheels of justice are warped by money and power.
At the isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal...
2001 Stoker nominee. Hector Wollie 'rescued' children from abusive parents by murdering them and then disappearing. Horrified to find that her house was the site of one of Wollie's crimes, Leslie can't afford to move, and worries how this will affect her 13-year-old son Ian. But Wollie never left. When Ian and his younger stepsister soon disappear, no one knows that they are right next door.
Florida hair salon owner Marla Shore is volunteering at a fundraiser for a coastal preservation group when the chef's flaming Bananas Foster results in a three-alarm fire. Marla suspects sabotage, especially after the group's attorney is murdered.
First book in a series based on the hit television show: a Las Vegas crime lab team uses cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned savvy to sift through the harrowing scenes of murders, suicides, robberies and violent crimes.
The sudden death of a longtime friend and a small inheritance brings Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan an unexpected trip back to Dorothy's Indiana hometown. When she receives a cryptic note from her deceased friend claiming that he was murdered, and after a second murder occurs, Dorothy is on the trail of a deception as strange as it is tragic.
Learning that her father is ill, turn-of-the-(previous)-century San Francisco PI Fremont Jones and her partner Leonard arrive in Boston. Her father dies shortly after, and Fremont suspects her detested stepmother of poisoning him. But then her stepmother is shot to death.
1923 England: diligent Daisy Dalrymple sets out for Scotland on assignment for "Town and Country" magazine, and finds herself sharing a rail compartment with squabbling would-be heirs, a stowaway, and a corpse.
January 1958: a man wakes with amnesia in a railway station, while at a Cape Canaveral launch pad a countdown has begun. As Luke Lucas relearns the story of his life, he begins to realize his fate is tied to the launch of the Explorer.
Set in a walled London cloister, a Bengali opium garden and a wild 'paradise' mapped during Britain's great triangulation of India, it concerns three families, all descendants of a Victorian botanist whose husband was involved in a series of murders which haunt each succeeding generation until the truth is revealed on a modern Himalayan expedition to search for a lost cancer cure.
Joe, although struggling to survive his job in a high-powered law firm, undertakes the challenge of finding his childhood friend Jenna, missing for four years. Helped by his prickly girlfriend Sarah, he manages to find Jenna, only to realize too late that he has set some terrible events into motion.
Forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock and homicide detective Jake Sinclair follow a trail of unexplained deaths to a biogenics laboratory where scientists are making unprecedented leaps in gene therapy. But the experimental cure the scientists are working on may be medicine's worst nightmare.
Tie-in to the new update of the classic film. Ex-con Danny Ocean hatches a plot to rip off three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. He's counting on the greatest team of con men in the world. If they pull it off, they take in over $150 million. But there's just one problem - Danny's shady former wife.
[Vancouver author]. Freelance journalist Dolores Gunn, with a drugged-out TV crew in tow, prowls the night streets for saleable stories. Criss-crossing her path is Eli, a bike courier. Both become entangled in police investigations when Dolores becomes the target of a stalker and Eli is hunted by a rogue SUV.
Young Texas attorney Casey Jordan is hired by law school professor Eric Lipton after the father of one of his students, who is brutally murdered, accuses Lipton of killing his daughter. Lipton maintains his innocence throughout the trial. Just as the jury finds him 'not guilty', Lipton whispers a confession in Casey's ear. Now, Casey must decide to either protect her client, or join forces with an obsessed father who demands justice.
When ladies' man Mayor Alex Portman agrees to run for reelection, his real competition in Hill Creek is between 60-something sisters Hannah and Kiki when Hannah decides to oppose him and Kiki decides to seduce him. When Portman winds up dead, Hannah is suspected. It is up to Kiki to help get her sister out of this mess. And she will - as soon as she figures out what to wear to the mayor's funeral.
To unmask an assassin, a brash young U. S. attorney will risk everything, including his own life, to follow a twisting tale of guilt straight up the political ranks to a dangerous - and unexpected - source.
Power. Seduction. Greed. If you get too close, you might get burned.
Christmastime has come to River City, Missouri, but flower shop owner Bretta Solomon is thrown into the renovations of her new home, the city's historic Beauchamp mansion. Unfortunately, her gala holiday open house is disrupted by the murder of the town's prickly matriarch, who announced before her death that she was being blackmailed.
14 original tales of crimes of the heart, featuring Cannell, Dunlap, Hart, Haywood, Pickard, Robinson and others.
The new Death on Demand. Wealthy old Rita Dumaney Ladson announces at a Christmas bash that she is leaving her fortune to a Dr. Emory Swanson, a new-age-pseudo-occult charlatan. One of her relatives does not take the news well, and murder ensues.
As Minnesota housewives race to meet the deadline for the Times-Register's meat loaf contest, unsavoury Kirby Runbeck is killed by a car bomb. When the town's former mayor, near death from a stroke, confesses to the murder, his wife and two children deny it. Food maven and family friend Sophie Greenway wonders about his innocence, and finds this murder seasoned with secrets and scandal.
Symington Smythe, a would-be thespian, and fledgling dramatist Will Shakespeare meet at a tavern on the road to London and become travel companions. Once in London, they wheedle their way into a company of players and wind up in the middle of a mystery.
Television newswoman Robin Hudson is forced by an apartment fire to move into the legendary Chelsea Hotel, where a man has just died in an apparent suicide and where she must brave the downtown world of jealous women, guerilla artists and befuddled tourists.
When Mark Twain arrives in Missoula, Montana, he is surprised to run into Tom Blankenship, his boyhood pal and real-life inspiration for Huck Finn, who now lives a respectable life as a judge. But an old enemy has a bone to pick with Tom. Before the man even lifts a finger, he's found dead. Tom is charged with the crime and now its up to Mark Twain to be just as good a lawyer as he is a friend.
The horrific murder of an entire family brings detective Sonora Blair into the killer's sights. She hears the mother's dying words: "Two men. And the Angel." Soon Sonora's fellow detectives have two killers in jail. But Sonora is still searching for the third man in the house, maybe a killer, maybe a saviour.
London criminal Al Virtue must ally himself with Deena King, the prosecuting QC who once put him away. Deena's son and Al's daughter have disappeared. They follow the trail through the London underworld to a Colombian drug cartel.
The first half of the novel is classic Evan Hunter, told by a man gripped by a sexual obsession that ends in a late night confrontation in a mid-town bordello. The story is picked up by Ed McBain, the master of the modern police procedural as police detectives search for the killer of a young woman. Not one of his best.
When the young son of an informant in a government witness protection program is kidnapped and a grisly death occurs, Abe Lieberman and his partner Hanrahan will have to make some hard choices to set things right.
When a powerful software entrepreneur is brutally slain, it appears as if Atlanta ADA Laura Chastain is looking at an open-and-shut case against the suspect, Roland Jervis. As Laura reviews the evidence against Jervis, she uncovers some gaping holes.
1902: a priest's mutilated body is found near a London church where the Archbishop of Canterbury has convened a secret meeting of world religious leaders. Sherlock Holmes wraps up the case in less than 24 hours, but two weeks later the young priest-translator Father Brown pays a call to reveal 'a few loose ends'.
Genealogical researcher Demary Jones discovers that the woman found with her throat slashed in her husband's garage actually died three years earlier in a tragic plane crash. Few mourn Carolyn Zimmer's second - and this time, true - death and it is up to Demary to figure out who would want to kill this beautiful but deceitful woman.
Caroline must discover whether her husband, a risk-taking CIA agent, is involved in the kidnapping of the American Vice President in Berlin.
A frozen body is found on top of Vermont's tallest mountain. When thawed out, the body is found to be clad in old-fashioned clothes, bearing a Canadian driver's license dating back 50 years, and an ice-pick wound to the heart. Lt. Joe Gunther must solve a case involving cops and crooks on both sides of the border.
Scotland Yard pays no attention to reports of a figure haunting the red-light district wearing clothes decades out of style. But when a prostitute is murdered in White Chapel, the killing is similar to the work of Jack the Ripper done 30 years before. Professor John Darnell is sure it's a flesh-and-blood murderer. With the aid of the eccentric playwright George Bernard Shaw, Darnell sets out to trap the copycat killer.
Abduction of the chancellor, an intruder at a football game, and the desecration of an old cemetery at the University of Notre Dame seemed linked to a malcontent perpetual grad student. Detective Phillip Knight and his brother, Roger, a philosophy professor, are hired to investigate the young man. And then a corpse turns up.
A psychopath called the Sandman delights in slaughtering families and obliterating neighbourhoods - and catching it all on a sophisticated network of surveillance cameras. Detective Jack Casey, a former FBI profiler whose life was shattered by an unspeakable crime, knows that the Sandman wants him to witness the mass murders. Now in a race to save the next family, Jack must face his own inner demons.
1144: A terrible curse descends on the people of Broceliande forest: children disappear, others die mysteriously. The man the villagers blame is the lord of the region, rumoured to dabble in black magic. To prove his innocence, he calls on the Breton Chevalier Galeran de Lesneven.
Since Jeff Talbot left the FBI he's been investigating yard sales as a professional antique picker. And though he prefers finding hidden treasures to finding hidden bodies, he discovers that for some collectors, the right items can be worth killing for - like a one-of-a-kind French cabaret set.
Chief of police Max Harper is being framed for a double homicide in Molena Point. Joe Grey knows that Harper is no murderer, and knows he wouldn't kidnap a little girl who is a potential witness to the crime. Joe and his feline sidekick Dulcie try to track down the real killer while trying to keep their remarkable power of human speech safe from prying ears.
Boston PI Sunny Randall is hired to protect a prominent feminist. At the same time she must help both her oldest friend and her older sister with wrenching personal battles.
Cyber-encryption whiz John Berger returns to work after a weekend at a chess tournament only to find his office has been bombed. The police believe him the prime suspect, and now all evidence of the chess tournament has disappeared. Only rookie FBI agent Jill Landis believes him, and together they attempt to penetrate the conspiracy.
Alex Cross comes to San Francisco when two joggers are found murdered in Golden Gate Park in a manner reminiscent of one of Cross's DC cases. With a female San Francisco detective he follows the clues of eight similar murders in eight cities from Las Vegas to Charleston.
Kerry Kilcannon, newly elected president (see NO SAFE PLACE), gets an unexpected chance to nominate a new chief justice of the Supreme Court. His first choice is a respected Court of Appeals judge - Caroline Masters (see FINAL JUDGMENT) - a woman whose nomination faces two serious obstacles: a long-held personal secret and a volatile abortion case - pitting a 15-year-old girl against her pro-life parents - that may come before the court.
While England's King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison, his brother John seizes Windsor castle. Dowager Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine summons her 'Queen's Man' Justin de Quincy to mediate a truce with her rebel son. As he carries out his duties, he must also investigate the violent murder of a Welsh peddler's daughter.
FBI undercover specialist Donnie Brasco is in Julep, Louisiana to investigate the Russian mafia. They have set up shop at a swank private club featuring an illegal casino. Using the name of a now-dead convict, Brasco gets a job at the club. But then 'associates' of his false identity start showing up and the operation goes South in a hurry.
Shortly after losing her husband, Maggie Collier returns to her quiet Wisconsin hometown for the sake of her young son's grandfather - but her peaceful new life is shattered by the brutal murder of her father-in-law. As she investigates, she crosses path with a Chicago lawyer searching for his kidnapped nephew.
Beginning of a series featuring PI Grace Cornish, a killer blonde with a dirty mouth. Her first case: handsome builder Lewis meets by chance the rich but ugly Peter McGovern over a game of pool and discover they have something in common: Peter's wife Julie.
The photos pinned to the Strategy Wall in Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq's office prove that he and his colleagues are up against a monster this time - or is it monsters? First there's the baffling murder by incineration of eight people in Britain, which seems to have been done simply to steal a corpse. Next it's two Canada Customs officials who are killed so the corpse can be smuggled into Vancouver. Mixed in with these mysteries is a local porn king, a network of wealthy connoisseurs obsessed with made-to-order snuff videos, and a slew of deformed bodies that are being dumped around the Gulf Islands. Then there's the madman the Mounties don't know about. The psycho to end all psychos, who has confounded them before. And this time he's looking for diabolical revenge...
When the telephone rang Parker was out in the garage killing a man. Someone from his past had sent an assassin. So it is with one eye over his shoulder that he plans an assault on a computer mogul's compound to retrieve some priceless, purloined works of art.
Parker finds himself working with Melander on a bank heist in a midwestern city. His job is throwing a Molotov cocktail into a gas station as a diversion. But Parker finds himself increasingly unhappy with Melander's plans, especially his idea of using Parker's cut to finance another job in Palm Beach.
1898: Harry Houdini has a chance to make a name for himself by exposing the tricks of medium Lucius Craig, darling of New York's gullible society. Then a seance conducted by Craig turns deadly and Harry must expose a murderer's tricks.
A man charged with notorious murders on the ship Mygirl has disappeared and his wife suspects a revenge killing. Alaska PI Cecil Younger investigates, and realizes that the the players in the still-unsolved mystery are all on the move. To find the answers he needs, Younger must leave his family and track a sloop named The Naked Horse, adrift on the storm-tossed sea.
Set up and marked for a fall, ex-CIA agent Greg Nielsen made himself disappear and forged a new name, a new life and a new love for himself. Now someone has found him and blackmails him to enter the dangerous game of international espionage again. But there is one very deadly difference - this time the target is his own country.
When amateur DC sleuth Annabel Reed-Smith enters the US Library of Congress, she discovers a hornet's nest of intrigue and murder. After a renowned scholar is bludgeoned to death, an ambitious reporter links the case to the heist of a Spanish painting from a Miami museum and a killing in Mexico City.
Connecticut reporter Sally Harrington has just lost her boyfriend, a dead body has shown up on her doorstep, and she's done something that may drive her whole family out of town.
Four mysteries set in the holiday season: featured are Terence Faherty's metaphysical sleuth Owen Keane, Aileen Schumacher's New Mexico engineer Tory Travers, Wendi Lee's Boston PI Angela Matelli and Bill Crider's Texas sheriff Dan Rhodes.
Jacob Burns is lobbying with his fellow parents for a gifted and talented student program at his sons' school, but the principal is a paper pusher and a bureaucrat who won't support the request. When the principal is found murdered with a spelling-bee trophy, Jacob wonders if someone has taken things too far.
Chief of Police Holly Barker - introduced in ORCHID BEACH - is on her way to be married when a highly disciplined team of men hit a bank in Orchid Beach. They leave nothing behind except the corpse of a bank customer...
Jerry has decided to leave his life of crime behind. However, when his mother's car is stolen, his decision is cast into doubt. Then a woman's body is found in the river, and the prime suspect does not have an alibi for the night in question.
When actress and amateur sleuth Alice Nestleton whips up an anniversary meal for her actor friends, the happy couple just die - of food poisoning. The only witnesses are the couple's two little kittens. They're cute, but certainly not viable on the witness stand.
Forensic geologist Em Hansen is helping the FBI investigate a billion-dollar Nevada goldmine for fraud. Her detecting skills are soon put to the test when the company's 'golden goose' geologist goes missing and when she discovers that what glitters at the Granville mine is of a hue more green than gold.
Jane Austen must clear her brother Frank's dearest friend of the murder of a French ship captain.
Agatha Raisin is certain that her newlywed James Lacey is having an affair. Especially when he disappears. And then the woman that Agatha suspects, Melissa, is murdered. She digs into Melissa's past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers.
A collaborative suspense novel, devised by William Bernhardt, and with contributions from these bestselling authors: Leslie Glass, Gini Hartzmark, John Katzenbach, John Lescroart, Bonnie MacDougal, Phillip Margolin, Brad Meltzer, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Laurence Shames, and Bernhardt himself.
Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid's client, 19-year-old stripper Keri Dalcanton, is the prime suspect in the shocking mutilation-murder of a veteran police detective Joe McNaughton. But then Ben himself is charged with conspiracy and murder when a police raid on his office uncovers the bloodstained murder weapon.
Civil engineer Owen Allison is called back home to West Virginia by his mother, who is convinced that a skeleton unearthed by a construction crew belongs to Owen's late father - a highway commissioner believed drowned decades ago. During his visit, Owen discovers a great many people in town harbour homicidal skeletons in their closet - especially in Owen's own family!
When a documentary filmmaker is found dead in Llanfair, Constable Evans steals the scene, uncovering a deadly plot reaching back to WWII.
The first mystery featuring Dublin police detective Matt Minogue, back in print.
16th century. Desperately missing her young daughter Meg, left behind in England, Ursula Blanchard struggles to build a new life in France. But news of Meg's disappearance takes her back home, only to find that the Queen has sent Meg to Vetch Castle, home of Philip Mortimer. Ursula soon finds herself ensnared in a web of murder, blackmail and treason that could topple the crown and end her own life.
An adulterous MP is perfect front page material for a tabloid reporter like Max Chard - even more so when the mistress is found dead. Max previously appeared in the three novels HACK, SNAP and NARK (which sounds like a particularly disgusting breakfast cereal).
London's Chief Commander John Coffin must deal with a pile of infant skulls unearthed near the police station and the triple murder of a midwife and her 2 daughters.
After Jack Hunt is lured from his native Dublin to a plum position as head of the cardiac unit at Chicago's top hospital, he learns he's been promoted into a nightmare.
Dr. Isabel McLain is asked to conduct a clinical trial of a new vaccine on the Blackfeet reservation in Browning, Montana. Despite the fact the disease has killed dozens of Native Americans, the proposal gets a mixed response from both her and the suspicious Blackfeet. Are they being used as human guinea pigs?
As the Sydney 2000 Games draw close, a sniper shoots the State Premier. Was he the target or the ruthless casino boss standing next to him? As Scobie Malone pursues the investigation he learns that his daughter is working on the same case.
A ruthless defense attorney, Don Russ is the mob's lawyer of choice for one reason: he will stop at nothing to get his clients acquitted - even if it means digging up dirt on the presiding judge. And, for this murder trial, the judge is Paula Candler - wife of the new President of the United States.
The offensive Charles Haycock, professor of Victorian literature, admirer of Lord Tennyson, misogynist, antifeminist, is now a murder victim. Someone put a lethal dose of Digoxin pills in his retsina. Private investigator Woody Woodhaven is hired by Haycock's son, but finds the case is beyond her scope and seeks the help of Kate Fansler.
A Florida-based novel of murder, blackmail, kidnapping and other fun stuff: a savvy governor and a tobacco baron go head-to-head. And neither is using such unreliable tactics as common sense, morals, or law.
Robert Amiss becomes involved in organizing a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. Truculent Orangemen, intransigent republicans, imitative loyalists, appeasing English, and hypocritical Irish are among the nightmare participants. But things go from bad to worse when a delegate plummets off the battlements.
Lady Susanna Appleton, the Elizabethan herbalist, must interrupt her official period of mourning when she receives a cryptic message from her supposedly dead spouse. Shockingly, Robert is alive - but not for long. ____Fairbanks, Nancy. TRUFFLED FEATHERS. Prime Crime, 8.99. The CEO of a large pharmaceutical company, after inviting food writer Carolyn Blue to New York for some serious wining and dining, keels over after a heaping helping of pastrami. High cholestrol - or high crime?
Felicity 'Flick' Clariet is one of Britain's most effective operatives in North France prior to D-Day. However, after a first attempt at knocking out the largest telephone exchange in Europe goes horribly wrong, she must put together an all-woman team of amateurs for a second attempt. But the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own.
Who is Rhinocerous? Could it be charming Victor Rondel, partner in the richest bank on Earth. Who is Lisa Trent, mysterious redhead who warns Tweed of coming catastrophe? Aides to top figures in major financial centres are murdered by a Mr. Blue. Cities in the West are ravaged by trained guerillas.
Dame Frevisse is drawn from the nunnery into a web of conflicting loyalties when Robert Fenner is caught between the woman he was forced to marry years ago and the young heiress who has captured his heart - while, at the same time, his lands and family are threatened with potential warfare.
Old-house repair enthusiast Jacobia Tiptree needs to summon the spirit of Christmas Past to solve the murders yet to come after her neighbour is accused of chopping up her husband with an axe.
The first in a series of medieval novels featuring Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader and dealer in holy relics. Straccan, the bone-pedlar, must deal with the kidnapping of his beloved only daughter, Gilla.
Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader and bone-pedlar, is in pursuit of two missing relics. However his efforts are hampered by the renegade lord William de Breos and a sadistic pirate known as the Crow. Meanwhile his beloved Janiva has been accused of sorcery, imprisoned and threatened with burning at the stake.
Second of the Joe Faraday mysteries, set in Porstmouth.
2020: a tuberculosis epidemic has wiped out thousands and mass emigration threatens the stability of the western world. Russia, now gripped by mob corruption and despair, sends Chief Inspector Constantin Vadim to help a US pro-Russian presidential candidate whose wife has been threatened. He is on hand, therefore, when the series of killings - targeting the candidate's closest supporters - begins.
After his wife died, Lew Fonesca got in a car and just drove until he wound up in front of a Dairy Queen in Sarasota, Florida. Now he makes his way amid bail jumpers and lost wives, solving the little cases and trying to get by while figuring out how to make the rest of his life make sense.
All Bombay is buzzing with news of the murder of Anil Ajmani. It is certainly a baffling case, for the millionaire was found stabbed to death in his tightly secure mansion. Every inspector in the Crime Branch hopes to nail the killer, including Inspector Ghote. Unfortunately, he is not the only officer assigned to the case.
Psychologist Alex Delaware first met Lauren Teague as a defiant teenager who resisted his attempts to help her. Now her brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley and Alex's investigation leads him into the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the Southern California sex industry.
Jacqueline di Fidelio is a painter of international repute - both for her art and for her toxic romantic liasons. Finally the heir to an oil fortune wins her hand - and almost immediately the heir's family begins to die, one by one. Is Jacqueline a cold killer or the innocent victim of circumstances beyond her control?
It's 1977, ten years after BIG ROCK BEAT and Beau Young is back. As he tours smoky dives with blues legend Oakland Slim he uncovers an evil voodoo plot to assassinate the remaining blues masters. Then Robert Johnson turns up alive 43 years after his reported death, the victim of a New Orleans witch's zombie poison, not of a jealous husband as originally reported. Beau knows Johnson could be the key to the murders.
At the age of three Bartholomew Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. At 13 he regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his life unfolds results in a journey of courage, suspense and adventure.
When Demary Jones stumbles over a man's naked corpse on the front steps of her temporary digs, her genealogical research skills are immediately put to good use.
The circus has come to Sanity, Missouri, bringing with it magician Reilly Boone, who's claiming to be Hannah Garvey's long-lost father. Sheriff David Hendrickson is convinced Reilly and his lady-illusionist wife AnnaLeigh are running a scam - until AnnaLeigh catches a real bullet during their act. Now with Reilly the number one suspect in her murder, Hannah and her gang of senior sleuths from Valhalla Springs can't help but get involved.
At first he was just a voice on the other end of the line. Just another crank caller. Now the talk show's cameras are rolling. And America is about to meet a real-life serial killer, face to face. Right in their living rooms. Right before he kills again.
Esteemed judge Jay Hutchin murdered starlet Diane Jackson in jealous rage in a cheap motel. Defense attorney Kit Parrish has now been hired to defend the innocent suspect in the killing. But she grows increasingly distracted by her young's son bizarre behaviour, triggered by voices only he can hear. Jay Hutchin, on the verge of becoming Attorney General, is quietly frantic, desperate to avoid the accusing gaze of Kit's son.
Pregnant geneaologist Torie O'Shea is invited to West Virginia by 101-year-old Clarissa Hart, an old friend of Torie's great-grandmother. But then Clarissa is murdered and her sprawling estate passes, surprisingly, to Torie. Torie becomes the Sheriff's prime suspect.
Elena Waldren battles to rediscover a past that she has kept hidden from herself and others for 29 years. Her quest leads her to the dangerous heart of Montreal's leading crime family, the Lacailles.
Savannah's spoiled, egocentric baby sister Atlanta is determined to become a star and has entered the Miss Gold Coast Beauty Pagaent. But the competition becomes so fierce that someone is driven to murder.
White House lawyer Michael Garrick starts dating the daughter of the President. But then one night, while stealing a secret moment together, the couple see something they shouldn't. To protect her, he admits something he shouldn't. Then, when a body is discovered, he becomes the suspected killer.
California literary agent Charlie Greene finds the body of her neighbour slumped in his SUV. With nothing but her track record for stumbling onto bodies to incriminate her, Charlie becomes the prime suspect.
Two weeks after Maureen saw Ann Harris in the Glasgow Women's Shelter, nursing two broken ribs and smelling of a long binge on cheap drink, Ann is found washed up by the Thames. Maureen travels to London to investigate and finds herself embroiled in a seedy world of deceit and violence.
From the author of the Jane Whitefield novels. John Walker, a young data analyst for an insurance company, becomes involved in an insurance fraud investigation. A very large death benefit has been paid out, but not to the legitimate beneficiary. Walker is in love with the agent who approved the payment and who has now gone missing. The investigation leads Walker and his partner, the strange and unsettling Max Stillman, to a peaceful corner of the New Hampshire countryside.
Caitlin Osborn was only 10 years old the first time he came for her. Sixteen years later, LAPD Officer Osborn is still suffering from her inescapable childhood fears - made all the more real by a recent wave of bizarre murders. Because Caitlin knows that he is back.
Blind physician Isaac of Girona must search beyond the surface to catch the killer of a mild-mannered clerk.
Austin, Texas 1885: a serial killer kills a number of women, including bank clerk Will Porter's lover. A decade later, living in New York as O. Henry, Will receives a letter inviting him back to Texas to follow the dark path of a sadistic killer.
Only one year out of prison, romantically involved and working the first legitimate job she's had, Montana repo woman Meg finds herself implicated in a dangerous web of infidelity, greed and murder. From the author of EASY MONEY.
When Cynthia Chapin-Rayner's mutilated body is found in an upscale suburb, homicide detective Starletta Duvall is stunned to learn that her lover, Dr. Mitchell Grant, was once in love with the beautiful socialite.
Acid Row is a no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children, where angry, alienated youth control the streets. Into the battleground, comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient in Acid Row. Little does she know that she is entering the home of a known paedophile. A tormented child named Amy has disappeared and Sophie becomes trapped when the vigilantes besiege the house.
In San Geronimo, New Mexico, Private Eye Howard Moon Deer and blind ex-police chief Jack Wilder investigate a bizarre cannibalistic murder with ties to the ancient secrets of the Anasazi.
Estate agent Susan Trent, in her sixties, lives in terror of her semi-employed abusive, middle-aged son. Her neighbours and friends note the cuts and bruises and wonder why she doesn't bar him from the house. Then a stranger comes to lodge in the village and his arrival triggers a series of events that eventually reveal why Susan has been so protective of her son.