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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.
Sir John Fielding's new case. A packet of incendiary letters is stolen from a prominent official and turns up in the colony of Massachusetts. Why has the suspect in the theft turned up dead?
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.
Disgraced former judge Ellis Portal is recruited by Toronto police detective Matt West after a famous movie director, filming in Toronto, is murdered in full view of his fans, and his teenage daughter disappears.
June, 1815. 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.
Detective Charlie Peace leads the investigation when rising radio star Matt Harper finds the skeleton of a small child in the attic of his new upmarket home in Leeds.
Carlotta Carlyle, the 6-foot tall red-headed private investigator, thought that working undercover, searching out fraud on Boston's Big Dig, would be a challenging assignment.
The Extravaganza of the Seas is a 5000 ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can go find more money. On one night, in the middle of a tropical storm, a group of these hapless individuals find themselves in a very odd situation.
Successful New York artist Mignon Thibeaux investigates her mother's disappearance 25 years ago in this gripping tale of murder, ghosts, and voodoo, in a small Louisiana town.
Prosecutor Mary Crow takes on the killers who have targeted her former mentor, a federal judge. When the judge vanishes, Mary will be pitted against a madman and his army, sending her on a shattering search for her friend.
Robin Light sets out to uncover the truth about an elderly heiress's connection to an enigmatic stranger who may be communicating with the dead.
Some Chinatown thugs beat San Francisco bookie Billy Rossi and his girlfriend Sherri the showgirl out of 300 grand. Billy calls on down-and-out ex-cop Tomb Tomei for help. But Tomb has problems with the job. First, Sherri has disappeared. Second, Tomb's crazy friend Red, retired king of the Chinatown beat, has his own psychotic ideas about settling the score. Third, a high-powered Tong leader wants Tomb and Red dead.
Saskatchewan sleuth Joanne Kilbourn is appalled to learn that her best friend is about to marry a celebrated documentary filmmaker who not only lost his previous two wives to suicide but exploited their lives - and deaths - by making acclaimed films about them.
Why would anyone want to kill Arthur Combs? MI6 in London saw him as a boozer, prone to grudges and empty threats. But the rival MI5 knew better. In Dublin the case is given to the unorthodox homicide detective, Garda Sergeant Matt Minogue.
Dublin's gangland erupts with a vicious double murder of two Albanian men on a Dublin street in broad daylight. A crime boss becomes uneasy over his alliance with gangsters who helped place him near the top of Ireland's drug smuggling industry. A teenaged schoolgirl is dead of an overdose in a park in a swanky suburb. Inspector Minogue is going off the rails after a suspect he was interviewing in a routine fraud investigation kills himself.
Qwill's collection of Moose County Legends. He provides a preface for each, identifying the teller and the circumstances.
Someone is luring to L. A. all the criminals on the FBI's most wanted list and killing them. LAPD investigating officer Alex Hartwick begins to suspect a connection between the murders and a private school for rich boys with behavioural problems where his own nephew is newly enrolled.
25 stories from the creator of Philip Marlowe.
Part-Hopi cyber-sleuth Laura Winslow searches the Sonoran desert for a kidnapped friend in her 4th mystery. In the company of a tough reporter who once escaped the wilderness, she is about to enter a majestic wasteland where corruption, lies, and violence are bred and nurtured.
Las Vegas: devoted wife and mother Lynn Peirce has disappeared without a trace, and her best friends have an audio tape of her husband threatening to cut her up in little pieces. Stripper Jenna Patrick, on the other hand, has just been found strangled to death in a private room of the club where she worked. Gil Grissom and his CSI team must uncover the evidence and find the truth behind both murders.
Henry Price has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. He soon discovers that the messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in a serious trouble that could cost him all that he holds dear.
Deception. Murder. Interrogation. The clock is ticking: Detectives Norman Cohen and Jack Pierce have only 24 hours to crack Albert Jay Smalls, the vagrant accused of murdering a 10-year-old girl.
Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, is down on his luck and takes a job from the Home Secretary. He is to investigate the case of a man found guilty of murdering an aristocrat whose portrait he was painting. Although the Home Secretary expects Sandman only to go through the motions, Sandman becomes convinced that the painter is innocent. Recommended.
The author of the Kay Scarpetta forensic novels believes she knows the true identity of the 1880's London serial killer Jack the Ripper. She offers her forensic-based arguments.
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.
The new Kate Fansler mystery. A strange man has appeared claiming that he is Kate's father. Is it possible she is not a Fansler after all?
Vancouver reporter Cait Whyte links the murder of a 15-year-old girl in her own neighbourhood with the subsequent murder of a model. She follows the murderer's trail deep into the city's dark pornography subculture.
Georgina Powers sells a story about a million dollars worth of computer chips won in an all-night poker game. Now she must deal with the Japanese mafia, Colombia drug cartels and a gun-happy international computer dealer. They want the chips.
A parcel bomb explodes in London's East End, killing a young journalist who is six weeks pregnant. What everyone wants to know first: whose kid was it? Georgina Powers, although recovering from a hit and run, is covering the story.
Journalist Georgina Power, uncharacteristically unprofessional, has sex with an interviewee. When she finds herself starring in virtual-reality porn programs, she springs into action.
An African-American lawyer is forced to defend a white vice detective who is a known racist and prime murder suspect.
Before he passed away, Waldo Whipple hoped his Florida theme park, called WhippleWord, would be home to a suburban Utopia on park grounds. But the make-believe town of Serenity must face real problems. When a reporter begins to dig up the dirt on America's Hometown, he quickly discovers Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for the town's future.
Former lawyer Tate Collier's idyllic life is shattered when Aaron Matthews - once a brilliant evangelistic priest - targets his enigmatic teenage daughter and ex-wife for biblical revenge.
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.
Recovering alcoholic Mick Axbrewder is slowly healing from a severe gunshot wound, trying to deal with the fact that his own partner and lover, Ginny, wants as little to do with him as possible. Oh, and he's trying to forget the fact that he accidentally shot and killed a cop, who was his own brother. But at least he has a job - he is handling security for the city's burgeoning martial arts industry.
Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid (of VEILED THREATS) faces problems at a coed bachelor party thrown by Seattle's hippest couple - a software millionaire and her groom, a newspaper editor. During the masquerade party, one beautiful bridesmaid ends up dead and the other throws herself into Elliott Bay.
Half Philip Marlowe, half femme fatale, their morals are questionable and their attitudes need adjustment. They're tarts. And they are the heroines of this collection with stories by Jessica Adams, Jen Banbury, Liza Cody and many others.
A paranoid man is accused of killing his wife. Is he ill, or is he a great actor attempting to get away with murder?
160 pages. It's December in Jersey and Stephanie Plum has someone in her apartment who just won't leave. Neither fast talking nor pepper spray will work this time.
Antique dealer Jane Wheel (of KILLER STUFF) uncovers a gruesome memento of murder at a suburban Chicago estate sale.
Jessica doesn't believe that her old friend Martha murdered her high-rolling Las Vegas husband. She joins Martha's defense team to comb through the victim's life in order to find the real killer. Her search is hampered by the intense media scrutiny.
Contains ODDS AGAINST, WHIP HAND, and COME TO GRIEF in one edition.
When his wife and son are murdered, Terry Orr is left to raise his 12-year-old daughter, Bella. The killer is still roaming the streets of New York. Now, the only way Terry can cope with his pain and grief is to learn the skills of the P.I. trade - and perhaps discover the truth about the event that shattered his family. But the more Terry obsesses, the more Bella needs him.
Eight hundred years have passed since the Mogollon holy man was murdered in Flowing Waters Town. The threads of evil spun by Two Hearts are drawn across time to ensnare modern archaeologists Dusty Stewart and Maureen Cole, who must unmask the 'Wolf Witch' before he murders again.
A collection of 5 short works (256 pages).
The decomposing body of an unidentified white female was found near a quarry off California's Highway One. After months of investigation, the murder remained unsolved. Now, 18 years later, the two men who found the body are both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement and want one last shot at the case. Kinsey Millhone agrees to help them try to identify the victim.
Young Nick Rey is already on the fast track at a hot Miami law firm. But then his father is kidnapped on a business trip to Colombia. The guerillas want $3 million dollars, the exact sum his father's kidnap/ransom insurance policy covers. The insurance company suspects fraud and refuses to pay. And soon Nick learns that it isn't the guerillas who hold the key to his father's survival, but a group of faceless lawyers at a powerful firm.
New York film critic Mitch Berger's attempt at starting a new life on Connecticut's Big Sister Island takes a different turn when he finds a dead body. This event, although disturbing, allows him to meet the gorgeous Lt. Desiree Mitry of the State Police. But helping her with the investigation makes him the man who knows too much and he becomes the killer's next target.
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.
When Nick Fashion's clothing shop and apartment burn to the ground, Nick is left with nothing but his grandfather's strange plastic contrivance called the "HandyMate".
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 existed.
Young Roy Eberhardt moves to Florida from Montana and doesn't like it much until he spots a running boy and follows him. He will encounter a number of odd Florida residents.
A new collection of 28 stories, many never published before.
A classic, early Hardy Boys mystery is reinterpreted for modern readers by the author of THE TAO OF POOH.
Max Bannister's family spent centuries acquiring their treasures, and now Max is allowing a public exhibition. Savvy exhibit director Morgan Walsh is in charge, but soon comes face to face with the mysterious Quinn, Interpol's most wanted thief - and a man whose eye is on the Bannister collection. But Morgan soon realizes she's surrounded by secrets and lies - and someone is intent on murder as well as robbery.
Second of the Joe Faraday mysteries, set in Porstmouth. A disgraced gynaecologist is missing and caseload of maimed women is a murder-suspect list from hell.
NYPD Captain Bill Donovan must hand presidential candidate Pete Bennett some bad news: his campaign manager was murdered during the festivities welcoming Bennett to the city. Since the victim was so unpopular, the list of possible suspects is long and strange.
Trained by the military as an assassin, Elena has always relied on herself to survive - until now. On the run from a terrifying killer, she must seek help from Sean Galen - the most dangerous man she knows. And, in order to survive, she must learn to trust for the first time.
On a rainy night in the quiet Hamptons village of Sag Harbor, Declan MacManus (of THE BONE ORCHARD) witnesses the shooting of a young man and gives chase to his killers. Months later, when he is approached by a corrupt P.I. to whom he owes a favour, Mac finds himself searching for the missing daughter of a mysterious Southampton family - and uncovers a secret that traces back to that murderous rainy night ... and far, far beyond.
Someone mails Alex Delaware a photo album filled with gruesome crime scene photos. When Milo sees the photos he recognizes one as a crime he worked on twenty years ago and which is still unsolved. They set out to correct that.
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. Recommended.
When her husband is asked to direct a production of A Christmas Carol and a star is murdered, Laura Fleming heads back to her hometown of Byerly, North Carolina to solve a dickens of a case.
1696: young Christopher Ellis is sent to the tower of London - not as a prisoner, but as an assistant to Sir Isaac Newton. The King has assigned Newton to uncover a ring of counterfeiters. Ellis lacks Newton's erudite mind, but is quick with a pistol and proves an invaluable sidekick.
Begins a new series, featuring Molly Blume, crime writer for an L. A. tabloid. She investigates the fractured life of a young woman who was the victim of a hit and run on Mulholland Drive.
An unlikely pair of protagonists are hampered in their efforts against a villain of truly evil dimensions - by political infighting in the FBI.
A visit to the annual birthday gathering at the gravesite of Edgar Allan Poe to wait for the 'Visitor' leads Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan to an encounter with murder. Two caped visitors approach the grave. One leaves his roses and cognac and departs. The other dies there, struck down by a bullet. Tess learns that someone wants her involved: someone who knows her habits, and who leaves cognac and roses on her doorstep.
P. I. Tess Monaghan faces her darkest demons - and possibly a serial killer - when she's hired to research a series of unsolved homicides that might be overlooked cases of domestic violence.
Forensic psychiatrist - and expert on criminal sexuality - Dr. Sylvia Strange is in action again when a Unabomber-like murderer goes to work in L. A. They have a prime suspect, John Dantes, but he is already in prison serving a life sentence for another bombing.
Paul Janson, after a shadowy, notorius career in U. S. Consular Operation, is lured back from retirement. Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life, has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed.
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.
DCI Brock and DC Kolla investigate the murder of a professor of philosophy at the new University of Central London East in Docklands. It becomes a sensitive issue when it begins to look like the crime was political and the murderer a Muslim.
Billy Strobe is a lawyer and an ex-con. He believes in the law, but always seems to be on the wrong side of it. He fights to clear the name of a soft-spoken lifer he befriended in jail while engaged in clearing the name of his father, an Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer who committed suicide after allegations of fraud.
A film crew arrives in Polvo, Texas, to make a documentary. Texana Jones finds a link between the violent disruptions on the set and an old, unsolved murder. In 1961 an actor in a film about Pancho Villa was murdered on the Polvo movie set.
Former Philadelphia debutante Norah Blackbird is left a property tax bill for 2 million dollars when her parents skipped town. She works as a society page columnist until her first party assignment brings her to an exclusive encounter with the murdered body of the host. She investigates, but her efforts are hampered by her sisters, sexy Emma and flaky Libby, and by the attentions of the son of a rumoured New Jersey crime boss.
The new Rei Shimura mystery. The Japanese-American antiques dealer is in Washington D. C. to exhibit rare kimonos and give a lecture on them. But within hours of arriving in the capital in the company of some Japanese ladies bent on shopping, one of her kimonos is stolen. Then her stolen passport is found on the dead body of one of the Japanese tourists.
A flood of counterfeit money during the Christmas season is occupying the attention of the cops of the 87th precinct. Then a female ex-military pilot ends up as extra feeding for the lions in the city zoo, followed by a dead book salesman stuffed in the trash, leading detectives Carella and Weeks to a publishing house.
Lt. Armando Grassi was disliked by almost everyone, so when he ended up murdered, no one missed him, not even Major Harry Voss (from THE ADVOCATE), the JAG attorney assigned to the case. Soon enough, Voss's investigation will send him on a clue-chasing journey straight to the front lines.
Former FBI agent and now antiques picker Jeff Talbot goes after the murderer of his friend, Bill Rhodes, who owned a fabulous collection of fly fishing lures. But Jeff's knack for turning up the unexpected backfires when he gets too close to solving the crime - and the killer abducts Jeff's wife.
Remo Williams is finally to become a Master of Sinaju! He travels around the world, eliminating the best assassins money can buy and proving that Sinanju is the primo strategic weapon around. But there is a dark cloud on the horizon of Chiun's retirement and Remo's promotion: a dark nemesis is back with a vengeance, determined to finish off the Destroyer once and for all.
When talented mom Patty Birch is elected president of the Carlton Central School PTA, the organization soon is on the verge of winning a prestigious award. But Patty's skills are tested when angry board members assemble to discuss a secret video that reveals their pettiness. Shortly after this meeting, Patty is found dead. Molly Masters takes on the case and discovers that perfect Patty wasn't so perfect after all.
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.
William Monk, the amnesiac private investigator in Victorian London, at last begins to recover his memory while investigating corruption in the railway industry.
Martha Chainey is in the audience for a Las Vegas heavyweight title boxing match and witnesses the shooting of the champion - just as a five million dollar side bet disappears from the casino. She takes off into a frenzied night after a bloody money trail that is only part of a larger scheme at play.
St. Louis detective Joe Keough pursues a serial killer preying on pregnant women.
Louise Eldridge is again on the case when a rival garden show host is found pushing up daisies.
True crime writer Ben Newman discovers that the victims in the spate of killings in his suburban Philadelphia hometown are all former classmates.
Sara Linton, pediatrician and coroner for a small Georgia town, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, brutally murdered. Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Sara's ex-husband, discovers he's dealing with a sadistic killer-rapist when the body of a second victim is discovered.
Sara Linton (of BLINDSIGHTED), her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and detective Lena Adams are caught in an evil web involving the death of a young girl.
Cartographer William Huxley, stuck at home with a 2-year-old, slowly pieces together the solution to a series of bloody murders, aided solely by a cub reporter and the valiant cleaning lady, Mrs. P. But then a prominent public figure is hacked to death, and William becomes the killer's next target.
Intrigue and espionage set on the eve of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, as seen through the eyes of nightclub owner Harry Niles, an American con man - and maybe a spy - desperate to catch the last flight out of Tokyo. Recommended.
After New York's 1893 cholera epidemic, Rebecca Davies' shelter for abused and abandoned women is in desperate straits. When a helpful banker friend is found dead, Rebecca is joined by writer Marshall Webb in an investigation that reaches from the Bowery to Broadway.
Mystery stories featuring Alaska. Contributors include Stabenow, Sue Henry, Anne Perry, S. J. Rozan, John Straley, Kate Grilley, Donna Andrews and Brad Reynolds.
Joe Sheer is a retired jugger (safecracker) and knows too much about Parker and may be willing to trade that information for his freedom. Parker goes to Nebraska to take care of this problem and finds Sheer already six feet under. Funeral arrangements are already well underway - trouble is, they're not for Sheer, but for Parker.
Episcopalian priest Kathryn Koerney and Chief of Police Tom Holder uncover mysteries beneath mysteries as they probe the disappearance of an affluent housewife from her idyllic suburban existence.
When a special envoy is murdered in the U. N., Sam Windrush, First Deputy in U. N. Legal Affairs, has one week to solve the crime inside the confines of the U. N. before the Secretary General gives the case to the NYPD. As Sam searches for the killer, he finds a cast of suspects, all international delegates protected by diplomatic immunity. Then the stakes turn deadlier when his daughter is framed for the murder.
Once shot and buried in the Mojave desert, John Victor Sully has returned to California where a coterie of demons and avenging angels pick over the bones of his long-ago ruined life. There, in a valley of neon death, Sully will try to separate the truth from lies, the damaged from the damned, and a daughter from the devil herself... Recommended.
Just when a lucky tip about Palimo Technologies pays off for stockbroker Maggie Connors and some of her clients, word gets out that Palimo's researchers faked test results. The stock plummets, wiping out the millions made by Maggie and her clients. Now a psychotic client has made it his mission to make her life miserable. When a corpse shows up in her trunk, she finds herself on the lam - and on the hunt for a slippery killer.
London, 1919: Harrowing memories of the war return to Inspector Ian Rutledge when he is called upon to investigate a case of wrongful death and he discovers that he may have put the hangman's noose around the neck of an innocent man.
Former CIA agent Max Pauling faces an uneventful early retirement, but he is soon asked to secretly fly some medical supplies into Havana. This lands him in the thick of a political intrigue that makes Washington D.C. look innocent.
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.
Burke returns to New York City to reconnect with his outlaw family. When a Mafia man contacts him about the murder-as-message of his daughter, Burke's depleted payroll persuades him to do something he hasn't done in years: step out of the shadows and actually investigate a crime.
Olivia was 8 when she was kidnapped. She emerged blind, her innocence shattered, and possessed of a psychic gift. Now 16 years later, another little girl has been kidnapped, and Olivia must return to the terrors of her past to help her.
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.
Before police chief Holly Barker can fully recover from the loss of her fiance, bullets crash into the home of a friend and a floater is found bobbing in the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly finds a connection to the death-by-sniper-fire of two Miami businessmen and a man evading questions at a Federal Agency.
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...
Edwina Henderson, now in charge of the RCMP detachment in Gibsons, B. C. must deal with a stalker obsessed with a woman who lives alone.
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.
Jane Austen must clear her brother Frank's dearest friend of the murder of a French ship captain.
Constable Hamish Macbeth is stuck with the long, lonely Christmas shift in freezing Lochdubh. A cat goes missing. Then the Christmas lights and tree in a nearby village disappear soon after the local council voted to allow decorations.
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.
He is an art thief par excellence and she is a connoisseur of crooks. Her job is to hunt him to extinction; his is to avoid being caught and he also has a secret agenda more valuable than anything he might steal.
Archaelogist Emma Fielding must solve two murders at the site of a 12th century English abbey.
The story opens with Sicilian police inspector Salva Montalbano's mysterious tete-a-tete with a mafioso, some inexlicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in the mountains.
The first of the Salvo Montalbano series to be translated. The urbane Sicilian police inspector is well-known in Europe. Two garbage collectors find the dead body of a local politician locked in his BMW. The coroner rules death by natural causes, despite evidence to the contrary. Montalbano investigates, without support from his superiors, until the murder of a corrupt lawyer raises the ante.
In some juristictions endangering chocolate during the course of the commission of a state or federal crime can command the death penalty. Lee McKinney and her Aunt Nettie, small-town chocolatiers, are about to unwittingly step into some big-time crime. But a curious Lee won't rest until their chocolate shop - not to mention their lives - are out of danger.
A psychologist haunted by mysterious memories is suddenly targeted by assassins, and must try to expose a shocking global conspiracy as he runs for his life.
4th in the Hawkenlye medieval mysteries (set in 12th century Kent). A new nun and her two recently orphaned young sisters arrive at the Abbey. Soon after one of the sisters disappears and a body is discovered. Helewise sets off for Ely to uncovering the real reason behind these events.
Sterling Brooks is sent back to Earth from Heaven as unworthy of admission, with the task of proving himself by helping another person find happiness. There he stumbles across 7-year-old Marissa, whose father and grandfather have been placed into the Witness Protection Program. Sterling devises a plan to reunite them for Christmas.
Beauty salon owner Marla Shore investigates a deadly case of foul play in her health club.
May 7, 1915: the luxury liner Lusitania was struck by a German torpedo. On board was an undercover journalist using the pen name S. S. Van Dine. And hours before the tragic sinking changed the course of history, there was a mystery - of treason, sabotage and murder.
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.
Her dissertation and the eccentric faculty in the university music department are keeping mature student Sophie Rivers busy. She gets even busier when the body of a professor turns up at a concert at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
Dorothy Martin and her new husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbit, yield to the lure of a sunny picturesque coast and an unsolved mystery and travel to Cornwall. 30 years earlier, the murder of a beautiful woman was Alan's first homicide case, and it still haunts him.
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?
The medieval Canterbury Tales series: the Carpenter's tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.
Intrigue and murder in ancient Rome: Agrippina, mother of Nero and wife of Claudius knows that survival must come at the highest price in a society where flatterers are usually spies and people can be bought.
1923 England: dauntless Town & Country scribe Daisy Dalrymple returns to search for a killer whose vicious pen matches a murderous heart.
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.
8th and final (author died) volume in the Southern Sisters Patricia Anne and Mary Alice series. At a benefit for a restored theatre, a chorus line of thirty Elvis impersonators in white jumpsuits performs, but one ends up in the pit, murdered.
3rd in the Birdwatcher's Mystery series. A Rocky Mountain National Park ranger is in the hot seat when a "prescribed burn" for a forest rages out of control - and the person who died in the blaze appears to have been murdered.
Pathologist Joanna Blalock again joins forces with detective Jake Sinclair: Dr. Karen Krendall's suicide didn't make sense. She was on the verge of a medical breathrough - using brain tissue DNA to recapture aural and visual memories. To reveal the killer, Joanna will have to make use of both Dr. Krendall's ideas and her brain tissue.
When a rambler stumbles over human remains in Stovey Woods off the old drovers' way, an unsolved case that's been nagging at Superintendent Markby for two decades is brought back to life. A new murder quickly follows - is it connected to the older crime?
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.
Thorn is helping pull corpses from the water after a huge airliner crashes into the shallows off the Florida coast and discovers that someone has developed a high-tech weapon capable of destroying electrical systems in a powerful flash. The secretive Braswell family, engaged in an obsessive hunt for the great marlin that killed their eldest son, and their family-owned company are somehow involved.
The torture-murder of a wealthy black Detroit couple is the first in a series. It slowly dawns on Danny Cavanagh that there is a racial pattern in the killings.
In a house in a pleasant residential area of London a couple are found tied up and imprisoned, badly dehydrated and marked by a brutal beating. Worse, however, is the fact that their young son has disappeared. Jack Caffery (from BIRDMAN) must use all his skill at forensic investigation, despite the scanty crime scene evidence and the distraction of the echoes from his own past. Recommended.
From the author of ALOHA, MR. LUCKY. Hawaiian archaeologist Digger Fritz arrives in Golden Leaf, Kentucky, for a reunion with his niece Nikki, a herpetologist, and his cousin and fellow archaeologist Edgar. But he has barely unpacked when he becomes the prime suspect in Edgar's gruesome murder. To find the real killer, Digger and Nikki must dodge country cops and their crazed kin, a pair of eccentric collectors, a mountain militia, and 400 rattlesnakes from a reptile shipment gone awry.
When a schoolteacher at a prestigious English prep school dies suddenly, Mrs. Malory gets shanghaied into being a substitute teacher. It's not long before she realizes there was something strange about her predecessor's untimely death - and about her eerily and overly obedient students.
Bob Skinner travels outside his jurisdiction when his in-laws are found murdered in New York State. A burglary gone wrong? He doesn't think so, and finds links to the three other cases where the killing is too professional. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, some of his team badly need his advice.
Returning to L'Escala, the idyllic Spanish village where they were once so happy, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Philips are looking to forget the past. But old ghosts are not so easy to placate, and the shadow of Oz's childhood sweetheart Jan, now tragically dead, is threatening to turn their relationship into a seething cauldron of bitterness and recrimination.
Greece-based P.I. Alex Mavros travels to the small island of Trigono to find a missing woman. But he encounters another mystery. How did a young couple drown in the nets of a fishing boat? Why did a British journalist leave without telling anyone. And why is the resident millionaire so jumpy?
Sailing the Caribbean on a bargain cruise line, Ruby and members of her temple discover day old dinners and portholes sealed with bubblegum. The good news is Ruby finds love on deck. The bad news is that he may be a killer.
On the infamous docks of San Francisco's Barbary Coast, Jack London, in the employ of the Saloon Owners Association, follows a trail of bloodshed and murder through the legendary gambling halls - where he finds a unique ally in Wyatt Earp.
Despite her deformed leg and withered left hand, 9-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant spirit that inspires Mickey Bellsong. But Mickey is filled with foreboding when the girl's stepfather has a vision that, by Leilani's 10th birthday, aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world.
The son of a telecommunication mogul is abducted. Elizabeth Chase uses her paranormal skills to find a trail: a dog, a path by a K-Mart, and the smell of burning. The burning turns out to be from an arson fire that is spreading across acres of San Diego county.
Three new recruits to the Metropolitan Police are sent immediately undercover to target one of the world's biggest drug dealers, Den Donovan, code-named Tango One. Three years later, all three are getting close to their target. Can they remember the rules?
New Hampshire, 1836. The body of a beautiful young woman has been discovered on the farm of retired lawyer and military hero Josiah Beede. Now, Josiah must lure a killer out of hiding before another innocent is murdered - or the wrong suspect is hanged.
NYPD detectives Ben Stack and Rica Lopez investigate the horrific murders of wealthy Manhattanites. They are unaware that the killer is studying their investigation in order to keep one step ahead of them. But slowly a pattern emerges and the detectives realize the murders are not random acts, but a personal campaign of retribution.
Two brothers at an exclusive bank decide to become millionaires by taking some money from an abandoned account. Soon they have the extra zeroes in their pockets and a dead friend.
CIA operative Steve Conway is unable to safeguard an advanced weapon prototype from being stolen by one of the most dangerous men in the world. And then he learns that even more sinister forces are at work from a source much closer to home.
Six stories. It looks like the end is approaching for Rumpole. He is now in a nursing home, or hospice as he persists in describing it. But it isn't long before he begins to sense there's something wrong with the place.
Famous novelist Elliot Traynor is staying in Molena Point with his wife Vivi. Coinciding with their arrival, strange things begin to happen, culminating with a botched burglary in the home of feline detective Joe Grey.
A man's body, virtually decapitated, is found by the Bosphorus. His identity card names him as Rifal Berisha, an Albanian. Inspector Ikmen reaches the conclusion that Berisha's death is likely the result of a fis - a blood feud between rival Albanian families. Which means there will be vengeance.
Private investigator V. I. Warshawski confronts a vast, corrupt industry that trades on the victims of Nazi terrorism, the strange and dubious phenomenon of recovered memory, and the long-buried past of her dearest friend and mentor, Dr. Lotty Herschel.
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.
Alex Cross, about to resign from the Washington police, is enlisted to help an old friend of his partner, John Sampson. This friend has been framed for murder. He is subject to the insular laws of the US Army and the evidence is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.
Alexandra Gladstone is a lady country doctor is Victorian England. She thought she couldn't be shocked - until she saw the dead body of a respected admiral dressed in women's undergarments. Even more shocking, though, is the truth behind his murder.
When her hospital pronounces a living woman dead, Vicky Lucci, the hospital risk manager, must confront mystery, mayhem and hospital politics to try and find out why - without dying in the process.
The new historical mystery set in 14th century Spain, featuring blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona. Isaac has been invited to Perpignan for two reasons: to attend a wedding of his friend Davi's son and to heal Arnau Marca, a Christian Kinght who was badly injured during an attack. As Arnau struggles to identify his attacker, an innocent apprentice is murdered.
A new Libertus mystery set in Roman Britain. Libertus, freedman and pavement-maker, is asked to investigate the murder of Londinium's chief corn-officer. The web of intrigue he uncovers will lead from the city granaries to the sinister Calyx and Glaucus, managers of the celebrated racing team.
Jane Whitman returns to her hometown after the body of her father is discovered at the bottom of a Maine lake 20 years after he disappeared. Together with Tony De Marco, a man who as a youth her father had helped, she investigates the death and learns that there are secrets in the small town that someone is determined to keep at all costs.
New York City, 1844: a young beauty with a shadowy past has been savagely murdered - and her hideous wounds mirror a gruesome tableau in P. T. Barnum's wax exhibit. In defense of his own innocence, America's greatest showman asks Edgar Allan Poe for help.
Customs & Excise have failed in every attempt to convict Albert Packer, supreme baron of London crime. They send Joey Cann to follow the man known as Untouchable to Saravejo with the brief to bring back the evidence that will finally nail Packer to the wall.
Romance writer Kate Ivory can't believe her luck when she's headhunted by a successful publishing house. But her luck is to be short-lived. Her new young editor Neil Orson becomes a victim of fraud and discredited. And when the criminal responsible is found dead, Neil becomes the obvious suspect.
Parker's back in jail - but it's only a correctional centre, where people without bail wait before and during their trial. First step, leave. However, a heist set up by a con he met in lock-up heads south and Parker and his fellow escapees are running for their lives.
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.
From the author of THE POISON TREE and DEATH PIT. Actress Claire Rodenburg, newly arrived in New York without a green card, takes employment working for a private detective, providing women with incriminating evidence against errant husbands. When a serial killer strikes, she agrees to help the police. She use her expertise - as a decoy.
Finally - the new Brady Coyne paperback. Brady Coyne offers to help Charlotte Gillespie, an independent African-American woman, find who poisoned her dog. Then Charlotte disappears and red swaztikas appear on her house and on Brady's car.
In Northern California, a young man, Taylor Greene, perfect son and heir to a fortune, takes his own life. Just miles away in an anonymous hotel room, a federal agent scheduled to meet with Taylor that night is murdered. What begins as a drug deal turns murderous and only Dane Rudd, a mysterious stranger whose only connection seems to be that he is the recipient of Taylor's corneas, seems willing to see things to their inevitable, explosive end.
7th mystery featuring history teacher and amateur sleuth Peter Maxwell. He attends a reunion of his old schoolmates. Over the course of the weekend two murders set his investigative talents into motion.
Sally Harrington has landed her dream job at DBS News in Manhattan and is also the key witness in a sensational Hollywood murder trial. Then there's the dead body that shows up in her car, the lovesick intern who appears on her doorstep, and the crazed assassins who are right on her heels.
A Christmas mystery anthology, with four original stories, one each from Allana Martin, Tom Micheltree, Connie Shelton, and Elizabeth Gunn.
The body of a repairman is found stuffed in the basement furnace of struggling single mom Caley James. The identification in his pocket leads to a few dark surprises - and a disturbing connection to Caley's ex-husband. Hampstead, Kansas Police chief Susan Wren must investigate.
Pegasus, the star and lead driver of the Whites faction racing team has been found stabbed to death outside a wineshop. With the help of his wife Perilla, Marcus Corvinus tracks the murderer deep into the murky world of Roman chariot-racing.
On a crosstown bus, Alice finds herself the witness to a senseless multiple homicide, perpetrated by a bizarre killer who leaves her cat behind.
Carolyn Langdon, host of an Atlanta-based home-shopping television program, begins receiving strange messages at home. At first she dismisses her fears as paranoia, but slowly she becomes aware of the faceless fan stalking her.
Like his psychoanalyst father before him, forensic sketch artist David Weiss becomes obsessed with one of the victims of an unsolved double murder. He believes that if he could unlock Barbara's troubling, recurring nightmare - the dream of the broken horses - his solution would mark a watershed in his career. Recommended.
A missing persons case brings private detective Roy Markham to a remote New Hampshire college town. But the routine investigation takes a turn for the sinister when six pornographic photos and a blackmail scheme result in a brutal murder.
Michael Danton (from TO DIE IN PROVENCE) prepares to marry the beautiful American art professor who saved his life. But then a young girl's disfigured body is washed ashore near Aix-en-Provence and Danton is forced to take charge of the investigation. It takes him from the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium and ultimately to the dark depths of Venice, California.
Turn of the century New York. Irish immigrant Molly Murphy (of MURPHY'S LAW) arrives at work to find her new boss Paddy Riley dead and the murderer fleeing. Handsome NYPD detective Daniel Sullivan doesn't put much stock in finding the old man's killer, but Molly is determined, and will see the thing through to a denouement set at President McKinley's fateful appearance at the 1901 exposition in Buffalo.
Turn of the century New York. Irish immigrant Molly Murphy becomes prime suspect when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man she was seen arguing with. She escapes the Island and pounds the notorious streets of Hell's Kitchen and the Lower East Side, tracking a wily murderer. AGATHA AWARD WINNER.
A college porter is found murdered in Cambridge. At first the hothouse of a closely knit college society is suspected to be behind the death, but then a second killing turns the inquiry toward the secretive world of the elite Air Operations Regiment. Can Bewick prevent a third death?
After a NASA satellite discovers a mysterious object buried deep in the Arctic, a team of scientists embarks on a journey to verify the find. What they discover in the frozen landscape, however, is a plot of unimaginable deception.
Jane Arnold, "Sister", may be in her seventies, but she shows no sign of losing her love for the Hunt. But now she is hunting something other than foxes: the skeleton of a woman who disappeared twenty years ago has been discovered and Sister is hunting the murderer.
The court of Queen Elizabeth I will be making a Royal Progress to Cambridge. Ursula Blanchard sets off in advance and takes a job in a pie shop to investigate the politics behind a student playlet scheduled to entertain the Queen. The mysterious death of a young student signals the beginning of the most dangerous mission Ursula has ever undertaken.
New in Orion's series of Wycliffe reissues. Quiet Paul's Court is rocked by two deaths: an old German doll-maker is found hanging from a beam in his home and a 15-year-old girl has been strangled and thrown half-naked over a churchyard hedge. Wycliffe investigates.
Driving along the freeway, Shane Scully glances over and sees at the wheel of a neighbouring car his old friend and LAPD colleague, Jody Dean, who supposedly committed suicide two years ago. Recommended.
Sydney homicide inspector Scobie Malone investigates two murders committed on the same night at the Hotel Southern Savoy. The first victim is the wife of the American Ambassador - a slaying that will surely have international repercussions. But the second is the husband of a woman from Malone's own past.
A romance convention has descended on Blacklin County Texas, giving Sheriff Dan Rhodes a tour of the steamy backstabbing world of happily ever after when cover model Terry Don Coslin is murdered.
(pseud. Jacqueline Girdner). Alternative healer Cally Lazar's sensory skills help her sooth her clients' auras. But once in a while what she finds will make her jump out of her skin. Working with the widowed Mrs. Snell she sees bottomless darkness and hears the voice of her client's dead husband. Now Mrs. Snell is dead, apparently a suicide. But Cally senses something more.
26 rugged adventurers, isolated at the South Pole base, have no sooner finished waving goodbye to the last plane out when the first body appears. As the thermometer drops it becomes clear that there is a psychopath among them who intends to eliminate everyone else.
In a sleepy Maine town a series of horrific crimes draws a down-on-his-luck cop into a world so depraved it defies imagination. As Konstantin Slovo picks through the debris of shattered innocence and tortured lives, he uncovers a trail of evil that leaves no one in town untouched.
June, 1941 on the Danish island of Fano. 18-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on his homemade motorcycle and comes across a sight that astounds him. He needs to deliver his news to Britain, but his only resource is an old Hornet Moth biplane stored in a ruined church, a plane that is unlikely ever to be airworthy, even if Harald knew how to fly it.
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.
Dame Frevisse accompanies her prioress on a visit of mercy to a nunnery where she becomes entangled in an inheritance dispute, a family feud, and the chaotic aftermath of a brutal murder.
When a McCarthy-era writer with Communist sympathies turns up dead in Black River Falls, Sam McCane has to prove that, this time, it's personal, not political.
Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi for the first time since TIME TO KILL. Ray Atlee, a professor of Law at the University of Virginia, reluctantly returns home to Clanton MS after receiving a summons from his ill father, a retired judge. But the family meeting never takes place. The Judge dies too soon, leaving behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.
It's Christmas in Bakerhaven, but decking the halls is the last thing on the Puzzle Lady's mind. When an actress is killed in plain view of an audience and all that's left behind is a mysterious crossword puzzle, Cora is ready with her sharpened pencil.
The victim is found dead in a chic shopping centre parking lot, her diamond engagement ring still on her finger. To the cops it's just a routine carjacking gone bad. But reporter Eve Diamond thinks there's more to the story. Her suspicions lead her into the darkest shadows of L. A., where young women are forced into virtual sexual slavery. And there is someone who is willing to kill to keep anyone from shedding light into those shadows.
Bretta Solomon is trying to run an out-of-town florist convention when a mysterious couple sends a letter to her hotel suggesting that their recently deceased daughter was a victim of murder. Soon, a series of seemingly random accidents and mishaps points to a sinister plot against Bretta herself.
Sheriff Bill Gastner is about to retire, after 32 years. But his last days in office will be spent looking into the death of local teenager after a drunk-driving binge. Adding to the tragedy, the boy's father is found dead in his kitchen.
Will Shakespeare, Tuck Smythe and their band of thespians are contracted to provide theatrical entertainment as part of a large wedding pageant at a rural estate. But when the headstrong bride turns up dead, the two turn again to sleuthing.
When single mom Ellie Foreman tries to find out why her phone number was in a dead man's pocket, she unveils startling secrets about World War II, Chicago's Jewish community - and her own family.
Reissue of the first of the three books featuring detective Nick Miller. An ex-convict and an unconventional cop duke it out in the midnight hours - only one of them will live to see the dawn.
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.
The Abbey silver is missing, along with one of the monks. But when the body of the cleric in question is discovered on the Devon moors, without the treasure, Baldwin Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock are summoned to investigate.
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.
Britain's number one tennis star, the beautiful Bubbles Xingara, has been found murdered in her luxurious house on the eve of Wimbledon. DCI Harriet Martens, nicknamed the "Hard Detective", investigates. But Harriet is distracted - she has fallen madly in love with a fellow officer.
When a holocaust survivor asks U. S. Attorney David Keegan to investigate a possible Nazi war criminal living in Boston, Keegan discovers that the subject of his probe is the respected father of the woman he loves.
Lady Elizabeth has turned the Manor House lawn into victory garden plots for the villagers. But an uninvited guest - in the form of a corpse - wilts the festivities.
New York City telephone man Sean Macklin inadvertently taps into a secret conversation between an investment banker and a dot-com entrepreneur and ends up with a tidy profit through day trading. His pursuit of insider information turns deadly, however, when he taps into the line of a ruthless CEO and overhears way more than he had bargained for.
Deputy sheriff Claire Watkins, newly relocated to Wisconsin after the death of her husband, can't escape crime. When a car falls through the ice of Lake Pepin, she finds the drowned driver tied to the seat. The victim's girlfriend is then found badly beaten.
When plus-sized private eye Savannah Reid returns home to the Deep South for her sister's wedding, she finds her kid brother arrested for murder - and counting on her to prove he's been framed.
One woman's experiences in the world of horse-training and racing, following her husband's death that left her with two young children. Jan Hardy's dream of gaining a training license encounters numberous setbacks and financial difficulties. And certain characters seemed determined to make her life as difficult as possible.
An FBI agent closes in on the serial killer who murdered her lover - just as the killer gets his hands on a chemical weapon that could raise his body counts to thousands of victims.
After Rebus blows up at his boss, DCS Jill Templar, he is taken off the investigation of a murdered art dealer and sent into exile to the Scottish Police College in central Scotland. There he must collaborate (to learn the value of teamwork) with a group of similarly misfit detectives on a makework case - an old unsolved crime. However, the Scottish Crime Squad needs him to act as a go-between with the gangster Cafferty.
Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough investigates the murder of a dear family friend, Skye MacDonald, whose body is found on a muddy road, run over by his own car. MacLaren and her husband, Joe Riddley, uncover more dark secrets about their lives than she ever wanted to know.
Inspector Grant learns that a fellow passenger on the train to Scotland has been found dead. Grant follows a clue to the remote Outer Hebrides.
Watson reveals the views and involvement of Sherlock Holmes in 6 real-life crime stories.
British Columbia author. Although Detective-Chief Superintendent Erskine Powell is on vacation, his instincts are not. So when the body of a wealthy member of the River Test fishing club turns up one morning, tangled in the weeds along the bank, Powell has no choice but to step into the investigation.
Based on clues left by Sayers: Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. In 1940 Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the village's first air raid practice ends with a corpse on the ground.
What happens to a family when Squatters move in to an abandoned home in their neighbourhood, and one them turns bad? When Captain Nancy Smith returns home from peace-keeping duties in Kosovo she finds a community at war.
Ecuadoran-American single mother Filomena Buscarsela is apprenticing for a P. I. license. From her years of policing she can read the underworld of Queens as readily as a subway map. But when she sees hard-working neighbour Sonny Tesoro pull a gun on police before her eyes, she can't understand what made him flip. She follows the clues to a ramshackle apartment building, neglected by the landlord and restored by squatters.