hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
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?
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. Recommended.
When her husband joins a monastery, Agatha hops on a plane to a sunny, remote island in the South Pacific, where she becomes embroiled in the mystery of a murdered bride found floating in a river.
Someone - a woman or somebody pretending to be a woman, is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these crimes and a murder/suicide that took place twenty years ago, witnessed only by two children, now adults and now nowhere to be found. Recommended.
Private Investigator Robin Light takes on a routine missing person case that turns into a murder case and finds herself entangled with the Russian mob.
In the shadows of a city reeling from tragedy, an unlikely killing machine wages war against 5 of the 8 million citizens of New York City - a writer, a charismatic ex-police commissioner, a folkart dealer, a defense attorney, and an ex-addict.
A new series that introduces Hannah Sampson, head of the Denver homicide's Dive and Recovery team. Hannah heads to the Virgin Islands when the police commissioner's son, an expert diver, is found dead.
A man possessing a laptop computer with military software and a document that could destroy the Catholic church is killed and both items are missing. The Vatican's top secret intelligence force must retrieve both items.
Short stories featuring the Siamese cats Koko and Yum Ym.
Private investigator Trade Ellis delves deep into an underground world of sex, lies, cults, and murder. The Tuscon private eye is hired by an artist whose specialty is creepy paintings of wounded dolls to find a local news anchor who has gone missing after getting inside information on the slaying of a musician with a hidden life in a sex cult.
When a black, drug-addicted blues singer is arrested for the horrific murder of a young girl, Dave Robicheaux begins to find connections between the accused, the accused's wealthy lawyer, a plantation overseer named Legion, a Bible salesman, an old New Orlean mafioso, and an addled itinerant who claims to have been with Dave in Vietnam. Recommended.
Dave Robicheaux goes to New Orleans to investigate the brutal beating of a friend, Father Jimmie Dolan. The beating appears to be related to a toxic landfill in St. James Parish. Robicheaux, with the help of Clete Purcell, must deal with a maniacal killer sent to finish the job on the priest.
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. Recommended.
Gil Grissom and his team find three bodies near Lake Mead and suspect a serial killer. Gil follows clues all the way to the mayor's office in Las Vegas.
Fourth Trish Maguire. The police find her name and address sewn into the clothes of an 8-year-old boy brought into the hospital. They are convinced by this, and by the strong resemblance, that he is Trish's son. Trish is pretty sure they are wrong about that.
Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in quest of peace but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida. There she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.
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 crime of passion strikes close to home when Gemma James and her best friend travel to Scotland, a land of mists and fine whiskey, of hidden pasts and dangerous secrets. Or so Gemma discovers when the unexpected meeting with her married friend's lover yields shocking - and mortal - consequences.
When Cyclops One, America's most advanced airborne laser system, vanishes over the Canadian Rockies, FBI special agent Andy Fisher uncovers a conspiracy that could begin World War III.
Kublai Khan turns to the Venetian Marco Polo when a flood of portents, strange visions and ghastly murders occur through the kingdom, and even across the oceans. The leaders of a demonic sect have disappeared from the desert to which they were banished, and Kublai Khan believes they will attempt to release the Plague Lord himself.
Once a great P.I., Mick "Brew" Axbrewder accidently shot and killed his brother. When his niece disappears, "Brew" must confront his own worst enemy--himself.
Carnegie Kincaid, loveable wedding planner/sleuth is solving the mystery of another quirky murder.
A whole new cast of dubious characters take the stage, all uniting on the Silver Stingray, Amtrak's newest express train, which is hosting a Murder Mystery Weekend no one will ever forget.
It's the Roaring Twenties, and Daisy discovers her dentist stone dead when she goes for her appointment.
At 21, Steve Cline seems too young to be in charge of a major stable in Maryland's horse country. When he's hijacked early one morning along with some of his horses, his escape turns him into a killer's target.
A series of interconnected stories that takes us into the drug world - a darkly comic vision of the world as one vast criminal network.
Written from the point of view of Doc Watson, this novel reveals a long-missing adventure from the casebooks of the world's greatest detective as he goes up against his most unusual opponent--Count Dracula.
A delightful follow-up to Fiffer's Killer Stuff, antique "picker" Jane Wheel uncovers a gruesome memento of murder at a suburban Chicago estate sale.
Jessica Fletcher is taking a ride through Canada on the historic Whistler Northwind train when an esteemed passenger sips a Bloody Mary and dies.
Molly Doyle, a once wrongly disgraced antiques dealer from Manhattan, moves to Carmel in California to start over. But when she arrives twice in a row at a murder crime scene, the abrasive new police chief focuses on Molly as a prime suspect.
Tweed and the others are once again launched into action - this time by the discovery of two headless corpses thousands of miles apart.
New Jersey Attorney Calvin Dexter pursues vengeance for the death of a young American aid worker in Bosnia. As he draws a net around the killer, CIA agent Paul Devereaux is given the task of stopping Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.
Terry Orr's life is haunted by the death of his wife and son. His life has purpose as he tries to raise his teenage daughter alone and track down the killer who shattered his world.
London, 1757: Lord John Grey pursues two inquiries at once, seeking the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet. They lead him through a web of treachery and betrayal, from the bawdy houses of London's night-world to the drawing rooms, from a murdered corpse to the fleet of the East India Company.
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.
Lieutenant Bak, head of the Medjay police, is searching for a missing explorer in the merciless Egyptian desert. In the caravan they accompany, someone or something evil is responsible for a strange rash of deaths that is thinning the ranks of fellow travelers.
A serial killer called Red Angel has terrorized California for a decade. Now he's taken a new victim. Trey Campbell has 24 hours to find him--and his only hope is a psychotic murderer in a hospital for the criminally insane.
When bodies start turning up in the queen's favourite garden mazes in Hampton Court, she seeks the service of her band of amateur detectives, including her herbalist, her bodyguard, and William Cecil, her main advisor.
In the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman was working as a reporter at the local newspaper. Her assignments weren't very exciting - until Faye Tatum was found dead in her own living room.
John McIntire, a retired military officer and the new constable of St. Adele, Michigan, suspects murder when a seasoned fisherman is found dead on his boat.
Twenty years after one of six friends was killed at Grays Orchard, Carol is determined to unlock the secrets of the past, and is led to one man whom she believes will hold the key.
When a con man takes off without repaying the loan made to him by local mobster Thadeus Trout, Trout sends his son out to retrieve him. A henchman puts the con man in a meat locker over night. The freeze-dried corpse becomes a bone of contention between a Native American convinced it is a mummified ancestor, a religious cult, and a hit man.
It is 1953 and Cuba is at its lush, tropical and glamorous best. Only one small problem threatens this situation - the rise of a daring revolutionary named Fidel Castro. Now, legendary sniper Earl Swagger has been called in by the CIA to take him out.
Bel Barrett investigates the death of a fellow judge--a woman who leads a double life as an academic by day and a stripper by night. Education and titillation prove a volatile mix.
A San Francisco pastry chef reveals the cuthroat restaurant trade in this mystery featuring restaurant manager Mary Ryan. When Mary finds the dead body of one of her employees, the investigation exposes all the dirty secrets that the food business would like to keep under wraps.
Convicted of her husband's murder, Angela Green is at the centre of another legal controversy - this time involving the proceeds of the book and the movie of her life. Her attorney, Rachel Gold, thinks Angela may have been framed.
In Dusseldorf a German banker is stabbed to death. A month later an IT consultant is also fatally stabbed in Dublin. The police have nothing to go on in either case. But Adam Lewis and Samantha Perry are two young trainee traders who ask too many questions in their new jobs.
Grace Hollister, a visiting American literary scholar who is vacationing in England's Lake District meets antiques dealer Peter Fox who brings her more mayhem than she can imagine.
Jacob Winter awakes in a small-town Maine jail with no memory of the violent rampage he is alleged to have committed after walking in on his wife's affair. Alix, a mysterious ethnobotanist, bails him out and draws him into her obsessive relationship with July, an exotic beauty from the South American rainforests.
12th century Devon: Crowner John suspects a conspiracy after two forest officers are attacked.
LA freelance reporter Molly Blume discovers that a board devoted to the preservation of historical architecture has both fiery proponents and fiery opponents who have collided in a conflict that results in violence escalating into arson and murder.
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. Recommended.
For young Stanley Mitchell Jr. 1958 is quickly becoming a banner year: after finding some hidden love letters he has an uneasy meeting with a former reservation policeman. Then he begins to learn about blues music, Sherlock Holmes, racism and lost dreams.
Paul Janson, after a shadowy, notorius career in U. S. Consular Operations, is lured back from retirement. Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life, has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed.
Psychic Mira Morales travels through the unknown with the goal of apprehending a psychopath - a killer consumed by the desire to change his past and future - and who has abducted her daughter.
Jane Stuart and her cat, Winky, find themselves at an isolated writers' retreat , where one of the authors is exploring a hidden talent for murder.
The best selling author of the hard-boiled Joe Gunther detective series explores new terrain with this riveting tour de force starring Gunther's one-armed, wide-eyed colleague, Detective Willy Kunkle.
Lindsay Gordon is jobless in Glasgow when she meets young freelance journalist Rory McLaren. When a local car-dealer's stepson is kidnapped, the two follow the trail to St. Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation. And back in Glasgow it becomes clear they have stumbled onto a bigger, more violent piece of business than either could have imagined.
Four students stumble upon the body of a young woman who has been raped and murdered. When the case is reopened 25 years later, two of the four former students die suspiciously, and Alex must find the real killer before he becomes the next victim.
Can murder be a work of art? Two prominent art collectors are found murdered in their burned home. A disgraced Chicago police officer can save his career by investigating this case.
Jeff Talbot, former FBI agent and antiques picker finds help in the form of an antique marriage casket in an attempt to track down a killer.
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.
Six interconnected stories. Each of the six recent trade paperback reissues of the Easy Rawlin novels contained one of the stories from this collection.
Barrister Clara Pascal thought she was taking on a simple child custody case, but when a local woman is brutally murdered she finds herself involved in a crime investigation she wants nothing to do with.
Three furry felines track down a killer when building contractor Ryan Flannery finds her estranged husband dead in her garage and her own gun missing.
Thomas "Captain" Kidd is the new scourge of the Caribbean, raiding unsuspecting pleasure crafts. When he kidnaps the daughter of a senator, Remo and Chiun are determined to dispatch the sea raider to an afterlife between the devil and the deep blue sea.
A young doctor returns to his hometown in West Virginia to find the cause not only of the deaths of his wife and father, but of a series of suspicious accidents at the local mine. Joining him on this quest is a Boston-based pathologist. But the deaths add up to more than coincidence and the next examination they make could be their last.
Warshawski must juggle two cases: that of a missing Egyptian boy (possibly a terrorist) and of a dead reporter who had been investigating McCarthy era wrongdoing. Naturally the two cases come together.
PI Sunny Randall signs onto a booktour as a bodyguard-escort for bestselling author Melanie Joan Hall. Sunny is to protect her from an overbearing ex-husband, a psychotherapist. After an incident at a booksigning that leaves the ex bloodied and the author unconcious, Sunny knows that she is going to have to crack this case from the inside.
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.
President Kerry Kilcannon and television journalist Lara Costello at last decide to marry. But the momentous occasion is followed by an unspeakable tragedy - a massacre of innocents by gunfire. A chain of events is set into motion that uncovers a hidden connection between guns, money and the fight for power in the US government.
In this Victorian mystery, Dr. Alexandra Gladstone finds a cure to the epidemic that befalls the country town of Newton-on-Sea. Can she find the cure for murder?
San Francisco chef Angie Amalfi takes a job preparing a banquet for the Christmas reunion of the cast of her favourite, though now defunct, soap opera. She is dismayed when a corpse turns up in the cellar and the recriminations begin to fly among the cast members.
Inspired by the works of Shakespeare, this new collection of original tales by best selling authors: Anne Perry, Jeffrey Deaver, Edward D. Hoch, Robert Barnard and Sharan Newman.
LAPD Detective Sergeant Rafael Santian and an elite team of street cops is caught between a politically ambitious Assistant DA and the large Crazy Nines gang. And hidden hands are lighting a torch that will bring up the heat, turn cop against cop in the pressure cooker and blur the line between gangster and law enforcer.
Ten years after the events in THE ICE HARVEST (an Edgar, Hammett, Anthony and Dagger nominee) Gunther Fahnstiel escapes his nursing home to try to find hidden money. But on his trail is a detective who is trying to solve two murders, Gunther's stepson, a young grifter, and Gunther's wife.
Lois Meade's family is put in mortal danger when she discovers some surpising secrets about the death of a local spinster in the peaceful village of Long Farnden.
Marcus Wallace and Jonathan Bates are Canadian dotcom wunderboys, on a trade mission to Brazil to sell a website to help people make choices. But an eco tour up the Rio Negro river into the Amazon jungle ends with the capture of their boat by unknown assailants who kill the crew and kidnap the trade mission. They do not understand why their captors are taking them one by one and torturing them. But when the opportunity to escape presents itself, the team flees back to the river.
When three of her viewing audience are found dead while watching her popular shopping show, host Claire Hunt and her husband decide to go shopping for a killer.
A collection of his finest short stories, including seven Inspector Rebus stories. 560 pages.
The seventh in the gardening mystery series to feature Louise Eldridge. Louise Eldridge is digging for clues when a rival garden show host is found murdered at the First Lady's Christmas conference.
Laine Tavish, a small-town Maryland antiques dealer, discovers that her family's shady past is catching up with her in a very dramatic way. With a sexy stranger named Max Gannon she learns that there is a hidden fortune that is changing not only Laine's life, but the lives of future generation for years to come - until New York City detective Eve Dallas gets on the case.
Hannah Stuart inherits everything, an estate and three letters, from dear friend Milo Biehle. The letters are evidence of dark crimes that the powerful would kill to protect. As Milo's long-lost relatives and business partners arrive at the estate, Hannah can't be sure who can be trusted. BC author.
Somewhere in Western New York, there's an abandonded amusement park, its overgrown ride filled only with corpses. If ex-PI Joe Kurtz doesn't unravel the secret of this place in five days, he'll be one of them.
Down-on-his-luck music scholar Matthew Pierce purchases a mysterious document at a Milan auction. In order to determine if it is the diary of a young Mozart, he plumbs the decadent depths of Europe's most gifted musicians and wealthiest aristocrats - where passion and intrigue build to a crescendo of murder.
Sara Linton, pediatrician and medical examiner in Heartsdale, Georgia joins her ex-husband,police chief Jeffrey Tolver and Detective Lena Adams in uncovering a chilling web of evil in the small community. Recommended.
Small-town Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton is called to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The college is eager to avoid scandal, but things don't add up for Sara.
Anna, hoping to finish her novel, takes the opportunity to swap her New York home for a Tuscany villa. Two weeks later she finds her house is up for sale and she can't access her bank account. She has had her identity stolen.
When a favourite high school chemistry teacher and a softball coach of Hopemore, Georgia commits suicide, MacLaren Yarbrough uncovers more than one reason when he may have taken his own life.
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.
Edgar Allan Poe is an American boy in England. In 1819 two Americans arrive in London; soon after, a bank collapses, a man is found dead and horribly mutilated on a building site and a beautiful heiress flirts with her inferiors. All the while, Poe's schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before he and his loved ones are destroyed.
In her 19th Capital Crimes novel, Truman has her mystery at the Ford Theatre, site of the most notorious assassination in American history. Now the body of a young woman who worked for a senator is found in the alley behind the theatre.
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.
FBI Medical examiner Dr. Jessica Coran faces the most terrifying challenge of her career when her professional adversary, a criminal court judge , is kidnapped by a deranged man with an unnatural instinct for revenge.
Shot in the head at age four, Lena Jones now limits the mystery in her life to her work for Desert Investigations in Arizona. When a close friend is murdered, Lena follows her suspicions to a depraved world, forcing her to face her own demons.
Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington hits the streets of Manhattan to help a colleague with a celebrity divorce case. When the undercover work Stone sets up turns dirty - and catastrophic - Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hidden among the glitterati of New York's high society.
Featuring Southern politician Will Lee: someone is out to kill the nation's high profile politicos. Will tracks the clever killer with the help of his CIA director wife Kate from a quiet DC suburb to the corridors of power to a deserted island hideaway in Maine.
1940s Hollywood: When screenwriter Lauren Atwill finds herself entangled in a blackmail ring that has also ensnared her best friend, she is determined to track down its mastermind and save her friend's marriage. Peter Winslow, a dashing private detective, provides some much needed assistance.
Texas judge Whit Mosley investigates his own past in a harrowing search for the mother who abandoned his family years ago. What he finds is a nightmare of double-crosses, vicious schemers, murder, and a conniving woman who may be plotting the cruelest betrayal of all.
Figure skating is a cutthroat world. Just ask Rebecca "Bex" Levy, figure skating researcher for the 24/7 skating network.
The bonds and boundaries of friendship are explored in new mystery stories from Block, Clark, Cohen, Davis, Friedman, Isaacs, Kelman, Murphy, Scott, Straub and Strieber.
Psychologist David Markham goes undercover among London fringe protest groups after a bomb at Heathrow claims his ex-wife. He falls in with a shadowy movement, led by a charismatic doctor, which aims to stir up the middle classes and tear down consumer society.
896 pages of collected short stories, including nearly a dozen new works, and featuring Scudder, Keller, Bernie and many more.
Columnist James Qwilleran has finally completed his book showcasing the stories related to him by residents of Moose County--that famous region four hundred miles from nowhere. This delightful volume reveals the offbeat "history" of Moose County.
Journalist Jack Parlabane joins a team-building weekend in the highlands for executives and has to admit the organizers have pulled some surprises: stalkers in the forest, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests - there's nothing to bring people together like scaring them out of their wits. Then they find the first body.
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.
Jane Arnold, Master of Foxhounds, must deal with the discovery of the murdered body of Sam Lorillard, former shining star and Harvard Law school alum, lately an alcoholic. She comes up with a link to what appears to be an unrelated scandal at a rival club.
When Mike Sever, a successful and charming rock reporter, goes to Jamaica to see the "next Bob Marley", he is instantly taken by the group and the lead singer, Derrick Lyman, whose mysterious presence, violent lyrics and powerful sexual energy captivate everyone. But when the bodies of murdered young girls begin to appear, Mike knows there is trouble in paradise.
Queen Elizabeth I's secret agent Ursula Blanchard learns that her cousin Edward has been arrested as a traitor after being found en route to Scotland with a secret list of the families loyal to Elizabeth's rival, Mary, Queen of Scots. When she arrives in Scotland she discovers that she is too late - Edward has been murdered. But this is only the beginning of the trouble that lies ahead.
Following a surprising courtroom victory, attorney Marcus Glenwood takes on an equally surprising new client--Dale Steadman, CEO of the very company Marcus prosecuted. Marcus is plunged into a media cirucs when he is asked to find Steadman's unstable ex-wife, Erin Brandt, who has kidnapped their baby daughter.
The body of a young woman is found dead in the sleepy bayou town of Toussaint, Lousiana. Marc Girard returns home to Toussaint, suspecting that the dead woman is his missing sister. There medical examiner Reb O'Brien still remembers the day Marc left her behind, just as she remembers the mysterious but similar murders of two other women a year earlier.
Inspector Montalbano uncovers government corruption after suspecting a link between two events: an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast. He is led to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning snacks.
Beauty salon owner Marla Shore finds herself going undercover at an exclusive compound of one of South Florida's wealthiest families when her ex-husband asks her to clear him of the murder of his third wife.
The body of a small girl, dressed as an angel, is found concealed in a pile of autumn leaves. It looks as if the three-year-old were the victim of a hit-and-run.
THE LAST COYOTE, TRUNK MUSIC, and ANGELS FLIGHT in a single volume.
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?
Amidst Thanksgiving preparations Dorothy Martin fills in for a missing teacher at a local school. When she learns that the woman is the prime suspect in her husband's murder, she is swept up into the mystery.
1963: When he arrives in San Francisco with his orchestra, Philip Damon's still mourning his wife, who was mysteriously murdered. The elegant charity ball where he's performing sets the stage for another killing - this one involving a dead ringer for his late wife.
Mixed-race Inspector Mo Akanbai is in the middle of the violence directed against police after the discovery of a butchered pig in a mosque in inner-city Leicester.
Dauntless British sleuth Daisy Dalrymple, now wife to Detective Chief Inspector Alex Fletcher, discovers that a guest at her New York City honeymoon hotel has checked out - permanently.
Christmas novella: 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.
Jockey Josh Swallow, set for retirement, has won all the big prizes except one. But Josh hasn't counted on the attentions of his biggest fan. Or an obsession that will never be satisfied, not even by murder.
San Francisco ER resident Jackson Maebry learns that his patient, a woman beaten and burned beyond recognition, is his lover Allie. He tries to keep the relationship secret, but the fractures in his life are beginning to break apart, and the police investigation is leading toward his door.
A high-voltage quest for vengeance down the backroads of Florida. Nominated for the Edgar Best First Mystery Award.
When an evil-minded curmudgeon vanishes and is later found sandwiched in her cellar, Maine's do-it-yourself sleuth Jacobia Tiptree trails a killer with a nasty blueprint for revenge.
Small-town gossip, bootlegging, the KKK, high school romances, corruption, and greed all play their role in 1960s Alabama.
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.
There seems to be a lot going on in the historic village of Dorset these days, where New York film critic Mitch Berger is hoping to get some peace and quiet. But all that is turned upside down when a violent death in a speeding Porsche - an attempted suicide by the school superintendent - and dirty politics, Yankee-style, abound.
An environmental protestor camped out in a tree and a baby left on Claire Malloy's doorstep are just two of the predicaments that Malloy must face.
Over 50 years ago General MacArthur allowed General Tomayuki Yamashita to be executed for alleged war crimes. Now Yamashita's granddaughter is determined to clear his name, even if it means unravelling a web of deceit and corruption that may stretch back to the Emperor himself.
Two businessmen are assassinated in Athens. Grace Helmer thinks she knows who's behind the murders: the man she saw kill her father when she was a child - and she wants half-Greek half-Scots PI Alex Mavros to track him down.
When Washingon anchorwoman Lacie Wagner discovers the body of a female diver washed ashore in Nantucket, the most explosive investigation of her career turns into a nightmare.
Philip Dryden, lead reporter for a local Cambridgeshire newspaper, knows he's onto a great story with the discovery of two bodies. Forensic evidence links a body found frozen solid in the trunk of a car winched from the frozen River Lark to a thirty-year-old corpse found grotesquely "riding" an ancient stone gargoyle. Both are connected to one terrifying event in 1966.
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.
Auguste Lupa, reputed son of the greatest detective of all time - and possessor of a brilliant deductive mind in his own right - is summoned to the court of the Czar. There, with a bit of help from none other than Holmes and Watson, he untangles a chilling plot that holds the Winter Palace in a lethal grip.
New Hampshire, 1836. Josiah Beede insists on helping his friend find his wife, a runaway slave accused of murder, before the law does - and uncover the identity of the real killer.
A man on the bus on his way to work in Nottingham picks up a battered notebook left behind by a girl who got on at the same stop and begins to read.
Burned out Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, obituary writer Lenny Holcomb is led into a murder investigation through the death notices he writes. He teams up with sassy reporter Jacqueline Towers as he trails a popular governor who may have had a role in the death of his press secretary.
Retired NYPD Captain Thomas Horn is baffled by the lack of clues in the killings of women in their locked high-rise apartments. Nothing connects the murders exept that they were clearly all done by the same wall-crawling, glass-cutting predator. How can Horn predict where he'll strike next?
When freelance reporter Annika Bengtzon gets a call that a murdered woman's body was found in a Stockholm graveyard, she knows immediately that this story may be her ticket to a permanent job. But as she pursues the killer, she discovers what she really wants for herself and whether or not she has what it takes to survive and thrive amidst the newsroom sharks.
Sequel to THE STRAW MAN. Ward Hopkins is afraid. He's seen something dreadful in the high plains of the Columbia River. It's sent him fleeing across the country. In his wake, one by one, people are dying. Only Ward sees the connection and he knows what's going to happen next.
A US Marshal is pitted against a ruthless killer - and his own wife
Every night Lachlan Harriot goes through the papers of his wife Susie, a respected forensic scientist, looking for clues. She has been convicted of murdering a serial killer and unless he can come up with grounds for appeal she will receive a life sentence.
The body discovered under an ancient Istanbul cistern is dressed in the costume of an Ottoman princess. It turns out to be a friend of Inspector Ikmen's daughter.
Sister Mary Helen and Sister Eileen win a free trip to Santiago, Spain. There they find the strangled body of a member of their tour group in the crypt of a cathedral.
Attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana must interrupt their idyllic vacation in the Florida Keys when a dangerously unbalanced former client of Anthony's is suspected of a local murder and then attempts suicide.
Alex Cross has a new job with the FBI. His first case is an all-woman team of kidnappers who have been snatching successful, upstanding men and women right before their families' eyes and possibly selling them into slavery, forced to work long hours in intolerable conditions, without even high-speed internet access.
Novella. Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould (from the Pitt series) investigates when a murder shatters a tranquil weekend party at an English country home.
A cornucopia of history, culture and imagination, focussing on Egypt in the time of the intrepid lady Egyptologist and on the lady herself.
From the author of REMEMBRANCE DAY and A SPY'S LIFE. When the head of the US's NSA is assassinated at Heathrow, Robert Harland becomes involved in the hunt for the perpetrators in our frightening, post-September 11th world, where torture is used by democratic societies who cite defence as the justification.
Veteran detective Rachel Siegal has never seen anything like the handiwork of the Pied Piper, a vicious serial killer. Soon she's teamed with neuropsychiatrist Kenneth Bennett, who is drawn from St. Louis to California to work on the case.
The latest victim of the murderer known as "The Rottweiler" is found near Inez Ferry's antique store in Marylebone. To make ends meet, she has taken in tenants above the store, and the murders begin to disturb the little community of lodgers, especially when the suspicion grows that one of them might be "The Rottweiler".
Inspector Wexford's assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family, are thrown into question as he investigates the mysterious disappearances of two teenagers and their babysitter.
When black hotshot tax lawyer Charles Harmon's mental health goes into a spin he loses everything. Now he's a train tramp known as Brain Nigger Charlie, and he's engaged in searching for a 17-year-old runaway lost somewhere along the High Line, a notoriously racist corridor in the Pacific Northwest.
Isaac of Girona's daughter postpones her wedding after he's summoned to aid the Bishop during his time of illness. But he must put his detective skills to use when a stranger arrives at the palace with an urgent message for the Bishop and then dies before he can deliver it.
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.
Preparations for the religious celebrations for the Emperor's birthday are brought to an abrupt halt when the murdered body of a visiting ambassador from Rome is discovered in the temple of the imperial cult and once again Libertus is called upon to investigate.
Octogenarian Willie McBride has gone missing and CPA Charlie Parker has been cajoled into finding him in time for a big family reunion. But Willie turns up dead in White Oaks, scene of an historic gold rush. However Charlie comes to believe Willie's fate is linked to illegal drug trade and she is prepared for anything - except murder.
Insurance investigator Dan Mahoney is sent to investigate a high-stakes claim in Tatum, New Mexico, where several prize cattle on the famed Double Horseshoe Ranch have mysteriously died. Dan doesn't know that he will witness a murder, fall in love, become a pawn of federal agents, or become embroiled in a case that seems to implicate his employer, his sister, and half of southern New Mexico.
American jockey Ross Wakelin arrives at the Oakley Manor stables just after a Derby winning racehorse is found in his stall, throat cut. Ross finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue and murder.
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.
Skye joins Scumble River's social club and ends up at a party at the home of socialites Barbie and Ken Addison. But not long after, Skye gets caught in a murder mystery when she finds the perfect couple, perfectly dead.
1916: the war is still raging when Francesca's grandfather dies on the family estate in England's Exe Valley. Intrigue erupts, centered on an unusual white stone in the garden, which according to the will must be dug up and transported to Scotland, where it is to be buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous "accidents" occur.
Death row inmate Rommy Gandolph insists he's innocent - and new evidence has convinced his court-appointed attorney. But Kindle County corporate lawyer Arthur Raven is a rookie at criminal law, pitted against a determined DA, a female judge who served time for taking bribes, and the original detective on the case eager to seal Rommy's doom.
Smart, spunky Sally Harrington just can't keep out of trouble. She testifies at a mob trial in California, investigates drug cartel money and discovers the truth behind her own father's murder. And there just might be a new man in her life.
Susan Slater, Ed Gorman, Irene Marcuse and Michael Jahn each provide a festive tale of foul play.
Marcus Corvinus's break in the Alban Hills is interrupted by the sudden and messy death of a candidate for the local censorship post. Can Corvinus find the murderer before the Latin Festival raises the stakes? And what exactly is Meton the chef up to in the kitchen with Dassa the sheep?
A cozy little London PR agency is about to get involved in a disastrous affaire dental. A dentist to the rich and famous has just killed a beautiful woman with an experimental anesthetic. Or did he? By the time PR master Doug Perkins arrives on the scene, the corpse is up and walking around - and someone else is dead instead.
From the author of THE PLAGUE TALES comes the story of the infamous French nobleman Gilles de Rais, also known as Bluebeard. Another criminal mastermind is simultaneously explored, this one living in modern day Los Angeles.
Sarah Quillam runs the Inn in Hemlock Falls, a quaint little town in upstate New York. While town residents are preparing to celebrate the 133rd anniversary of the Battle of Hemlock Falls, the Quillam sisters are investigating the deaths of three people who all had their last meals at the Inn.
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.
The tale of an aging movie queen marked for death and the screenwriter and his trusted sidekick, detective Elmo Crumley, who try to save her.
Melvin Howard, an eccentric millionaire, wants to find his recently deceased wife's lover and hires Alburquerque PI Bubba Mabry. Bubba finds the lover, dead. His client becomes the prime suspect - and Bubba a possible accessory.
A 14-year-old unsolved kidnapping-murder erupts into new crimes as a beautiful young sculptor, a survivor of that cold case, is once again swept into a whirlpool of terror and passion. Can she and Miami reporter Britt Montero survive to solve the murder?
For the Fourth of July, Lee McKinney and her aunt debut their latest confections - chocolate frogs - at TenHuis Chocolade. The first customer to buy a croaker is the town crank. But when he later disappears and police suspect foul play, it's a chocolate clue that leads Lee to the killer.
Steve Madden, dragged into the twilight world of drugs and prostitution, will soon realize that being Detective Inpsector in Brighton is far more dangerous than he could ever have realized.
Sydney detective Scobie Malone is called in when a housemaid is found dead in a dot-com millionaire's penthouse. It was a kidnapping gone wrong: the millionaire's girlfriend was the target. Soon Malone learns that the millionaire is so heavily in debt that some old adversaries may be involved.
Forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon takes a new job as director of the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia and is out of the forensic investigation game - until former lover Detective Frank Duncan and his case of a murdered family brings her back in.
This steamy mystery anthology features original stories by twenty authors: Jeffrey Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, John Lutz, Marilyn Wallace and others. The sizzling stories are set in hot climates where jealousy, greed, and murderous rage reach the boiling point.
J. Shepard's only escape from his job of defending parents in the overburdened L.A. juvenile dependency court is the rolling surf. But he throws himself into the high profile case of a mother accused of selling her child to the highest bidder.
Forensic psychologist Peter Zak (of AMNESIA and ADDICTION) has a new case: a paranoid man is accused of killing his wife after her floating corpse is found in the backyard pool. Is the man truly ill, or is he a great actor attempting to get away with murder?
When the key writer for the hit TV show Food Freak disappears, caterer Madeline Bean fills in and soon discovers some tantalizing hints as to the missing writer's whereabouts.
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.
Dame Frevisse is brought from the nunnery against her will and under cover of her friendship with Lady Alice of Suffolk into the fringes of a swirl of politics and plotting by the bishop of Winchester. Dame Frevisse is drawn into the center of treachery and death encircling the throne of England.
Meet Captain Gabriel Lacey in this new series of Regency England mysteries. Even though his military career ended with an injustice, former calvary officer Gabriel Lacey refuses to allow others to share his fate. The disappearance of a beautiful young woman sets Lacey on the trail of an enigmatic crime lord and into a murder investigation.
Gill's last mystery. McGarr enters the rarified atmosphere of Dublin's Trinity College when a library night watchman is murdered and the famous Book of Kells disappears.
Sleuthing psychic Madame Karitska knows it's time to consult her good friend Detective Lieutenant when a strange attache case literally drops into her lap.
Pathologist Joanna Blalock and partner Lieutenant Jake Sinclair are plunged into a plot to turn a viral medical nightmare into a terrifying reality.
Schoolteacher Willi Gallagher is a regular kind of gal in a not so regular town. An Irish Fling Festival is ruined when murder is committed. The nosiest schoolteacher in town, Willi Gallagher, discovers that ancient Celtic lore will help her find the murderer.
Texas fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor goes on location to a balmy Caribbean island to shoot a music video with a hot new girl band.
A young public defender finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. The case could result in an enormous settlement - and make him the legal profession's newest king of torts.
Capping a twenty-five year career with the CIA, Kirk McGarvey has been named the Agency's interim Director by the President. The Cold War is over, but McGaarvey is still a target for assassination. It is becoming clear that the killer is someone within McGarvey's inner circle.
Librarian Aurora Teagarden teams up with crime writer Robin Crusoe who's in town working on a movie based on the results of an investigation. Suddenly things go wrong, the body count begins to climb and Aurora must reprise her role as amateur sleuth.
Welcome to the farewell tour: the debut of a new mystery series that investigates the murderous underbelly of the wild world of rock n' roll.
Charley LeBlanc (TIDEWATER BLOOD) returns to Shawnee County, West Virginia, and stumbles onto a murder. A wild woman who lives in the woods is the prime suspect, and his attempts to save her make powerful enemies.
Abe Lieberman, the hangdog sleuth is up to his eyeballs in "tsurris", the kind of trouble that will drive a man to drink. From tracking a pair of low rent thieves, to finding out what happened to a man who predicted his own death, to planning for a grandson's bar mitzvah, Lieberman will find a way to make everything right, even if it takes years off of his life. To complicate things, his Irish partner, Bill Hanrahn is also in trouble with the Chicago Asian crime syndicate.
Dr. Jeremy Carrier, staff psychologist at City Central Hospital, lost his love to an unsolved kidnapping-murder. Now more women are meeting the same grisly fate and suspicion once again falls on Jeremy. Then cryptic clues appear in the mail, setting in motion a harrowing game of cat and mouse.
The second appearance (after A NOSE FOR MURDER) of dog trainer/sleuth Jack Field and his canine companions.
Seth Mornay, a former Royal Marine, has landed in the small town of MacDuff, Scotland, as a CID sergeant. When a woman's body is found in a misty graveyard, Mornay is embroiled in the bizarre murder case just as complications from a sexual entanglement and the hatred of his envious supervisor threaten to destroy his career. As the killer seeks a new target, Mornay must evade both his vengeful girlfriend and boss.
The dead communicate with a short order cook in a small desert town named Odd Thomas. He helps them out. But now a mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet filled with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like ghosts following him wherever he goes.
President Clay Dixon knows his best chance for reelection is his wife Kate. When her father is injured, Kate returns home to Minnesota. Assigned to protect her, Secret Service agent Bo Thorsen suspects her father's accident was a trap to lure her home. Soon both are caught in the web of deadly intrigue.
Cass Evesham is shocked to learn that the grandmother she thought was dead is actually alive - and has just been released from jail after serving 25 years for murder. Meanwhile, the actress daughter of a diva slain in her prime, is determined to restart her flagging career by starring in a cycle of revenge plays. The actress, Cass and her grandmother are about to find their lives entwining.
When a pilot's young child falls critically ill midflight, she attempts an emergency landing. but she soon learns that her plane is on a collision course with another flight that has lost all electrical power. Now she races to uncover the cause of the accident and save her daughter's life.
Attorney Paul Madriani must deal with a client who refuses to discuss his mysterious career as a soldier, prosecutors who stonewall him at every turn and ballistics evidence pointing to a crack marksman.
87th Precinct. After Fat Ollie arrests a corrupt book publisher, he tries his hand at writing his own crime novel. Just moments after he finishes his opus and is on his way to the agent he catches a squeal - a murder case. After investigating the crime he returns to his car to find it broken into and the manuscript gone.
Savannah Reid jumps at the chance to be the bodyguard for the Gourmet Channel's Queen of Chocolate Lady Eleanor. But when the celebrity chocolate confectioner bites into a chocolate and dies on live TV, Savannah must quickly shift gears from bodyguard to detective.
Eccentric attorney John Lloyd Branson and his assistant Lydia Fairchild are challenged by a crime that is as unfathomable as it is fascinating as they investigate an accident that months later appears to be murder.
High-powered Hollywood literary agent Charlie Greene reluctantly agrees to accompany her mother to a great-great-aunt's funeral in Myrtle, Iowa. How bad could it be?
E. L. Pender is about to retire from the FBI when he receives a letter from a terrified woman claiming that three phobia convention attendees have died under mysterious circumstances. Pender believes there is a new breed of serial killer at work, one who literally scares his victims to death.
Brendan finds, along with the dead body of his neighbour Andrew Whitty, the manuscript of a masterpiece novel written by Whitty. Brendan is an aspiring writer, but it is easier to sell a book already written than to write one himself.
Practice Run is a computer game that's captivating the imaginations of teenagers. The mastermind behind it is being hailed as a creative genius. Then, across the country religious leaders are being murdered. The connection? Each suspect was addicted to Practice Run and driven by its perverted hidden messages.
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.
William Coughlin's lawyer hero Charley Sloan is back! He represents bestselling thriller writer Miles Dane, accused of murder. The evidence against Dane is damning, but Charley begins to believe that his client is being framed.
An FBI sketch artist is caught between the haunting tragedy in her past and a serial killer in her future.
Helen has a new job "off the books" at Page Turners bookstore in Fort Lauderdale - until the owner is murdered. But since the arrogant Page Turner III had so many enemies, Helen will have to read between the lines to uncover the truth about a clever killer.
Anthropologist Johnathan Hughes comes across the 30-year-old case of a mentally handicapped young man convicted of brutally murdering his grandmother. Soon thereafter the young man was dead, driven to suicide. Hughes discovers a terrible miscarriage of justice.
FBI agent Kelda James is troubled by having shot someone to save another life. Tom Clone served 13 years on Colorado's Death Row, until Kelda dug up the evidence that set him free. Both of them are patients of psychologist Alan Gregory and both of them are telling him their innermost secrets. He begins to piece together the truth about two unsolved violent deaths of vulnerable women.