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.
Rainaldi was a violin maker who was murdered with one of his own chisels. His close friends pick up the search for the Stradivari twin that Rainaldi was searching for. The friends are plunged headlong into the world of great musical instruments where negotiations end with murder.
From the author of the China Bayles series. Beatrix, an animal lover, has just bought a farm in England's beautiful Lake District. As she tries to win over the hearts of her fellow villagers, her animal friends set out to solve a mystery all their own.
Swedish mystery. When Eva, a successful young mother, discovers her husband has been having an affair, her despair drives her into a rage. Jonas, an isolated young man, keeps vigil beside his comatose girlfriend. He joins with Eva to redress their wrongs and the combination proves lethal.
Erin Paterson, manager of her grandfather's Glasgow law firm and an aggressive negotiator, begins to unravel when her sister's old school friend is brutally murdered. The past comes out of the darkness to expose a secret in the family that should have remained dead and buried.
When drug runner Skeeter Hodges is killed, homicide detectives Kearney and Phelps are told by their boss to pin as many unsolved cases as possible on Skeeter. With the streets of D.C. turning into killing fields, the pair must choose between following orders and following their instincts to find a killer.
Insurance fraud PI Pauline Sokol's undercover investigation of a sleazy psychiatric scam hits a snag. She's forcibly committed to a mental institution and can't convince the nuns who run it that she's sane. Then the strange death of a gender-confused 'sister' puts her investigation into high gear.
The Camel Club is the place where influential businessmen and politicians wine and dine. When Harry Stone witnesses a gruesome murder, then steals a secret piece of evidence that links the club's founders with the murder of a high profile government official. Agent Frank Churchill and DA Kate Monroe unearth a shocking truth: one man is using the Camel Club for his own terrible devices and he must kill Stone.
July, 1809: Jane has moved with her mother and sister to a cottage in Chawton, Hampshire. But no sooner are her belongings unpacked than a strangled corpse is discovered in the cellar. Which of her neighbours had cause to murder the shiftless Henry French? And what connection does his death have to the legend of the stolen Chawton Emeralds?
Melanie Travis discovers that her son's school bus driver has died under suspicious circumstances, leaving two golden retrievers bereft of home and master. She takes the two dogs to her Aunt Peg, the most stubborn woman on the planet, who is determined to discover the truth behind the death.
Crossword editor Belle Graham and her PI partner Rosco Polycrates must follow a trail of crossword clues to make sure three convicts - disguised as Santa Clauses - are caught red-handed. 144 pages.
Penny Francisco is in Mojo, Louisiana at the annual voodoo festival. To celebrate her divorce to her lying cheating husband Deke she sticks a pin into a Deke voodoo doll she received as a gag gift. But then the cops show up. Deke's been stabbed to death and Penny is suspect number one.
An informant offers Dublin detective Matt Minogue a rumour about a crime boss having a senior cop 'on side' - and that the death of an undercover detective last year was connected. The informant is found murdered hours later. Minogue is soon looking for a Moldovan woman, an asylum seeker who has vanished. Following an oblique lead with a prostitution racket, Minogue encounters someone who brazenly tries to gun him down on a crowded Dublin street.
San Antonio D.A. Chris Sinclair receives word that his friend's murder has been solved. Hike Grimason has been accused. Chris is being followed by a man who looks like multiple murderer Malachi Reese. Chris has to bring justice to an old friend, save his daughter Clarissa, and make peace with the dead.
Medieval mystery. The young Galena and her older husband come to take the healing waters of Hawkenlye, hoping for a pregnancy. But within hours of arriving she is dead. Josse and Helewise determine that she had been poisoned and was pregnant after all.
Mickey Haller is a criminal defense lawyer who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln town car defending bikers, con artists, drunk drivers and drug dealers. Finally he gets his first high-paying client - a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for beating a woman. Mickey figures he has a slam-dunk - until an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth.
A private Swiss bank offers to fund research into Professor Bacci's new discovery: the biochemical key to falling in love. But there is a dark agenda behind the offer.
When one of his clients is convicted on the basis of political correctness rather than the facts, lawyer Jeremy Scott investigates the system himself - and finds danger.
Arthur Beauchamp (of TRIAL OF PASSION) has retired to Garibaldi Island but must return to defend an old client. Nick Falcon, a jewel thief, has been accused of raping and murdering a psychologist. He is distracted from this task by his new wife, who has taken up residence in a tree, 50 feet up. She is determined to save it for the eagles and fend off the loggers. Recommended.
A dark shadow lies across the Temple of Isis. The peace of this holy place has been disturbed. Four of the temple handmaidens have vanished without a trace. Lord Amerotke, Pharoah's Chief Judge, has to unravel the mysteries before further violence erupts.
Charlie Moon must somehow find the common thread among apparently unconnected events: a man walks into Spirit Canyon and disappears; a private museum is burgled; an Apache is arrested for assaulting a police officer who later disappears.
A local prosecuting attorney is killed by mistake at an exclusive restaurant in Granite Creek, Colorado. Manfred Blinkoe claims that he was the intended victim and hires Charlie Moon to find his doppelganger. Before Charlie can get anywhere with the case, Blinkoe is murdered.
The Jardine children begin to learn the reasons behind a family catastrophe four decades old when an old diary is unearthed detailing their mother's voyage to Egypt. And then a mummified corpse is found in the ruins of their old home.
Alexandra Barnaby is looking for her younger brother Bill in Florida's South Beach, following his trail of broken-hearted bimbos. And she is being followed by Sam Hooker, who believes that Bill stole his boat.
PI Grace Smith, lacking clients, takes a job with Seatoun's Tourist Board. She must dress up as the Easter Bunny. She comes to learn that children love to torment dumb creatures, even those standing 6 feet tall. She's quick, therefore, to accept a new client whose son is receiving threatening letters. The woman wants Grace to find the sender. It won't be long before she wishes she'd kept the bunny gig.
Trouble finds Dan Shaw, even when he's alone in the middle of the sea: she's naked, nearly drowned, and has little memory as to how she got that way. Dan eventually learns that this was the work of Cesar Cardinal, a diplomat who takes diplomatic immunity literally. The playboy and high-stakes gambler feigned his wife's suicide at sea and took their young son to a heavily armed compound in the Dominican Republic, where US law can't touch him. But that's not going to stop Shaw.
This year's needlework convention is tragically interrupted when one shop owner tumbles nine storeys to her untimely death. Betsy Devonshire, with Godwin and other knitting hands, must unravel the clues that will bring a killer to rest ... for a long winter's night.
Antiques dealer Molly Doyle has been hired to assess and sell the contents of a home that lately belonged to Hollywood set designers who crammed the place with all manner of priceless antiquities and worthless junk. Including, as Molly discovers, a mummified human corpse.
Hannah Swenson must investigate after her mother's antique Christmas cake knife is discovered buried in Martin Dubinski's new Vegas showgirl wife. As the snowdrifts get higher she combs Lake Eden for the killer.
Anna Gareau arrives in Victoria BC with two things to hide - an illegal pistol and an ability to read people's past by touching certain objects. After a woman is drowned in the pool at her hotel, she must lie to protect her secrets and is drawn into the murder investigation.
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.
From the author of VERTICAL RUN. Charlie McKenzie is a master at doing the CIA's dirty work - until his bosses double-cross him. Now they bring him back to retrieve a top-secret technology called Whirlwind. Their plan, once they have it back, is to get Whirlwind back and get rid of Charlie. Charlie, however, has his own ideas.
Edwardian spy/sleuth Lucifer Box must deduce and seduce his way from 9 Downing St through the private stews of London to the seediest back alleys in Italy. He seeks the powerful secret society known as the Vesuvius Club, believed to be behind the deaths of Britain's most prominent scientists.
Edmund Whitty writes lurid articles for the London press. He's investigating a quack psychic who has been murdered after revealing a scandal involving Whitty's late brother. Whitty's search for the truth takes him back to Oxford, where a brilliant and eccentric cleric who delights in playing croquet, telling children's stories and taking little girls' pictures, may or may not be involved with a murderous ring of child pornographers.
After a volatile black teenager is arrested for the murder of a headteacher, DCI Michael Thackeray is convinced justice has been done. But then Laura Ackroyd begins digging into the case for a newspaper article she's writing and Thackeray begins to wonder about the reason behind the youth's speedy arrest.
Cora Felton's number one fan is using Cora's own crossword column to follow her every move. In order to stalk the stalker, the Puzzle Lady must create her most clever clues yet, and without the help of her niece Sherry.
Harper Connelly's job is finding dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed and share their very last moment. She's become used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she's become expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast.
Ex-Ranger Jeremiah Spur is headed for Austin, Texas, on a job he can't refuse: find the embezzler who vanished with a real estate tycoon's ten million plus. It's a personal request from the victim himself. He claims to have ties to Spur's estranged father, a man thought long dead. Spur figures it's one way to face family demons - by finding them.
John Morrison is a brilliant doctor, but his bedside manner has made many enemies in Taviscombe among both his peers and patients. So no one is surprised when he is stabbed to death - but Mrs. Malory is surprised when she uncovers numerous suspects for both motive and murderer.
From custom blended oils to relaxing spa services, the store Venus Envy takes care of all the beauty needs of Gull Harbor, Washington. Behind the counter is Persia Vanderbilt, a woman with a nose for mixing scents - and a mind for solving murder.
Fortyish Flip Paxton, the cleaning lady of Solace Glen, finally has it all - a booming business, a beautiful new home, and a ring on her finger. But Flip's expectations of a romantic - and tranquil - honeymoon disappear...along with one of the resort's owners.
Four ruthless Albanian gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh's underworld. MI5 believe they are trying to take over the city's drug scene. But do they have a more audacious objective? And then a police officer's son is found dead, apparently a revenge murder. Meanwhile Scotland's ruthless First Minister plans to take over the police force. It's a triple threat for Skinner - is his troubled murder clouding his judgment?
Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor is given the case of a drive-by that leaves four victims in a dance club parking lot. Days later, one still remains a Jane Doe. Following her instincts Petra descends into a world of travelling grifters and bloodthirsty killers to learn the truth.
On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead, without ID on his body. A pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics try to turn up clues but it will be more than a year before the man is identified. The more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?
Weis and Bishop must infiltrate an outlaw biker gang to retrieve the daughter of a Senate candidate. But they may have finally met their match. Cobra, the leader of the gang, is brilliant and always one step ahead of everyone on his trail - and Honey is not only rich and beautiful, but hotter than the hinges of hell.
Tugboat captain Seychelle Sullivan (of SURFACE TENSION) intercepts a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream. A murdered woman and a little girl in a white dress are inside. Seychelle must delve into Little Haiti's dark underworld of voodoo and smuggling in order to learn why young Solange is still the target of a machete-wielding murderer.
It has been six years since the stabbing death of her best friend when crime writer Molly Blume is shown a locket by a LAPD pal. It belonged to her friend and was found among the possessions of an aspiring actor after his overdose death. But Molly suspects that someone else is guilty.
True-crime writer Molly Blume reluctantly agrees to help find a girl who has run off with someone she met on the Internet. Molly's regrets are soon validated when she learns the girl's father has not told her the whole truth.
Detective Stella Mooney tries to hold herself together while solving the mystery of four corpses found sitting in a circle in a London apartment. But the closer she comes to cracking the case, the more her personal life seems to fall apart. From the glamorous homes of the wealthy to the decidedly tougher parts of town, Stella has to follow the evidence - even when it seems to be leading her in circles.
When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is called in. He's ordered to infiltrate the tightly-knit team, to gain their confidence and, ultimately, to betray them. As he finds himself on the firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie.
Venetian vice-commisario of police Guido Brunetti gets involved when the murdered body of a transvestite prostitute is identified as the director of the Banca di Verona.
When a high-profile murder trial throws two of Miami's hottest attorneys together, sparks fly. Steve Solomon is the sharpest lawyer ever to barely graduate from the Key West School of Law. Victoria Lord is fresh from Yale, toiling for an ambitious DA, and engaged. Now, with Solomon inventing his own laws and Lord sticking to real ones, they must solve the case before they end up in ruin, in jail - or in bed.
Former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler must clear his mind of drugs and escape a psychiatric facility on an island off the coast of Virginia. He must learn who stashed him there. But when he gets out he learns that his own identity has been totally erased and he's been turned into someone else.
As a monster hurricane takes aim at the Florida Coast, thousands evacuate Tango Key. At the same time three escaped convicts find the perfect place to hide - inside the heavily barricaded house of psychic Mira Morales.
In a Manhattan bar two strangers pick up a soon-to-be-dead look-alike for one of them. After pulling off a flawless one-and-a-half million dollar insurance fraud, they decide that one perfect scam deserves another. But now they have Detective Sergeant Thorn Savage and his Manhattan South Homicide squad after them.
In two short weeks, Crystal Ryerson, the assistant director of Shady Hills Public Library has proved herself a meddler. Popular, she is not; however, it is shocking when a book shelf comes toppling down on her. Someone had removed the bolts on the bookcase and Jane is searching for a murderer amongst her library reading group.
Antiques dealer Rei Shimura must search for and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that has disappeared from Iraq's national museum. The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector. She is in Tokyo when a typhoon hits, trapping her along with the object of her investigation.
Three early, classic Noir novels from Matheson: SOMEONE IS BLEEDING, FURY ON SUNDAY, and RIDE THE NIGHTMARE.
A mistake in Joe's early career comes back to haunt him when a hostage situation uncovers a murder weapon that Joe should have found. In fear of revealing his incompetence, Joe must undertake his most personal and dangerous struggle as he tracks a brutal killer who has run free all these years due to Joe's early failure.
A collection of her stories.
A man the media call the Anonymous Assassin challenges TV journalist Tony Baker to catch him before he kills again. However, it is the job of Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Hill to catch the killer, despite the unfortunate scrutiny of the media.
A mission to Malaysia comes back to haunt CIA maverick agent Nick Stone. A conspiracy is uncovered that holds a doomsday threat against the populations of New York, London and Berlin.
Edgar nominee for best first novel. Former football player Zack Chasteen is trying to get his life together after two years in a Florida Federal prison on bogus charges. But it all goes awry when his girlfriend is kidnapped in the Bahamas and her ex-lover, a photographer, is murdered.
Fresh out of university Lucy volunteers to mentor ex-cons and ends up switching lives with her first client, an habitual house burglar just out of a four year stretch at Wormwood Scrubs prison.
On Founder's Day, Harrison Black, owner of At Wick's End, has a stand near Gretel Barnett. When she's killed in the middle of the festivities - and folks start suspecting Harrison--he must figure out who extinguished his biggest rival.
George retreats to his childhood home where his mother cares for his retarded brother. George becomes obsessed with the teenage girl working at a supermarket. When her body is discovered with horrific head wounds in a park where George had been seen, George is the prime suspect even though he is innocent.
Sunny Randall gets distraction from the impending remarriage of her ex-husband in the form of a college student looking for her birth parents. But before the investigation has a chance to take off, two key players are dead.
Terrorists are threatening to detonate bombs in the world's major cities unless their demands are met. Alex Cross is stunned to see a familiar face in a surveillance photo near one of the sites.
When businessman Joe Crozier refuses to sell his nightclub he ends up at the bottom of a nearby river. Charlie Priest wonders if this case is linked to the murder, by ice-pick, of one of his old school buddies who became a famous mountaineer.
After a terrible accident on Everest, in which he lost his arm and nearly his life, former champion jockey Eddie Malloy tries to rebuild his shattered existence. But his new corporate role proves every bit as controversial as his racing world past.
Rebus investigates the murder of an illegal immigrant in a bleak Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack, or something else entirely? He is led to an asylum seekers' detention centre and into the sleazy Edinburgh underworld. Recommended.
Mix Cellini is obsessed with the life of a local serial killer and his small library is composed entirely of books on the subject. His landlady has her own library of books, with which she is consumed. But Mix is also obsessed with a beautiful model who lives nearby - a woman who would not look at him twice.
MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle must deal with a counter-terrorism expert's nightmare - an 'invisible'- a terrorist who is an ethnic native and can move unhindered and unnoticed - has entered Britain. The only way she can find him is to get inside her enemy's head and anticipate his moves.
Tara Chase is in Uzbekistan to extract the pro-Western husband and son of murdered Dina Malikov. She vanishes into hostile territory with a man who may not be what he seems.
The murder of a top winemaker sours Nikki Sands's new job on a Napa Valley vineyard. Include recipes and wine pairings.
A terrifying hostage situation is set off after an officer is shot point-blank in the Grant County police station and sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver is wounded. Medical examiner Sara Linton is at the center, working outside the station trying to determine who the shooter is and how to rescue her friends inside.
Lorna Temple returns to her Pennsylvania homeown to sell the old family property but ends up looking into an event from her childhood - the disappearance of two children. She turns to PI T. J. Dawson to dig up the truth. But someone, it soon becomes evident, does not want the truth dug up at all.
Harvard economics professor Nikki Chase is at a Princeton party honouring professor Earl Stokes, her old friend and mentor, when Stokes's body is discovered among the smoldering ruins of the not-yet-completed black-studies building. A shattered Nikki refuses to accept the police findings that the death was accidental.
Washington DC crime reporter Joe Wilcox tries to grab headlines by inventing a serial killer after the brutal murder of two women. Joe's brother, who's been in a mental institution in Illinois for 40 years, opportunely shows up in Washington. Joe sees a chance to turn his long-lost brother into the killer he's invented.
Stewart Dubinsky tries to piece together his father's past in World War II after learning that he had been court-martialed and imprisoned. Slowly the story emerges of a JAG lawyer who got more than he bargained for when ordered to arrest an insubordinate OSS officer.
Ex-drug addict and reformed thief Montgomery Haavik is working on building a straight life in Winnipeg when he foils a robbery in his new home and kills the intruders. He finds he has both a local mid-level crime boss and a star police sergeant looking for ways to run him out of town.
Mystery shopper Josie Marcus's report about Danessa Celedine's exclusive store is less than stellar, and it may cost the fashion diva fifty million dollars. But Danessa's financial future becomes moot when she's found murdered, strangled with one of her own thousand-dollar snakeskin belts - and Josie is accused of the crime.
From Sierra Leone to Iraq to London: Reuter's correspondent Connie Burns believes she is on the track of a serial killer who works as a mercenary and private security specialist. But her first attempt to expose him ends in three days of degradation in a Baghdad cellar. Does she have what it takes to try again?
The small town of Brindle, Oregon is dying and no one seems to care. Young girls have been disappearing, and no one seems to care about that either. Todd Fielding is in town to lend her computer expertise to the town paper and stumbles across a story that connects her to the town's history of evil, manipulation and cold-blooded murder.
When music professor Louise Braniff offers Barbara Holloway a large retainer to defend a young woman accused of murder and demands complete anonymity, the attorney is intrigued - and suspicious.
Ben Locke, a recent graduate of Spy School is brutally framed for a crime he did not commit on his first assignment. He reaches out to his fellow graduates. Contact Zero is their only chance for survival and what ensues is a quest from South America to the capitals of Europe in search of sanctuary.
Problems mount as Josie Pigeon attempts to remodel a Bed and Breakfast. On top of everything else, mannequins are turning up behind walls. These appear to be the exploits of a trickster - until a real corpse is found, revealing the sinister handiwork of a cold-blooded killer.
21 years after Ed Strachan's parents were killed and just as he finishes a major underwater shoot for a world-famous magazine, an evening that begins with promise ends with a terrible twist. He is on a Caribbean island with a beautiful woman at a candlelit dinner. By dawn he finds himself the prime suspect in a complicated homicide.
Holly has resigned as Orchid Beach Chief of Police and now works for the CIA as part of an elite task force tracking Teddy Fay (CAPITAL CRIMES) in New York City. Teddy, an ex-CIA tech wizard who kills political targets for sport, seems privy to too many secrets. And he's killing off America's enemies one by one.
Stone Barrington is in a restaurant for a quiet meal when approached by a filthy rich, smooth talking Texan who needs a lawyer. On their way out of the restaurant, an unknown assailant shoots at them. Then the Texan disappears. Then a dead body turns up in Stone's townhouse.
Ex-Western star John Ray Horn (first met in the Dagger-winning CLEA'S MOON) now lives on the margins of 1940s LA after serving a spell in prison. A chance contact leads him to the strangled body of an old flame. With the help of partner Joseph Mad Crow John Ray is determined to find her killer.
Tom, a respected modern historian, is arrested and charged with downloading child pornography. He was 50 miles away from his computer when the images were downloaded. He has to find out who set him up before anyone will believe him.
AI Personality Turing Hopper learns that criminal Nestor Garcia's credit card has been doing a lot of shopping lately. She discovers that the loot has shown up at an empty bungalow and gets her human friends to stake out the place. But that leads to one of them being in the wrong place at the wrong time and getting charged with murder.
After a hit and run leaves a young techie named Eddie in the hospital, AI Turing Hopper tries to break into Eddie's computers. It seems Eddie had some seedy friends who were running highly unsavoury websites. When the FBI gets involved, Turing and her friends are in a dilemma - how can they help without revealing the secret of Turing's existence?
Geologist and investigator Em Hansen is called to the murder of Afton McWain, whose limbs have been severed and whose face is battered beyond recognition. McWain was a controversial figure who had worked on big oil in Colorado but who was working in the field of water and droughts.
In 1948, Tom Sedley's sister was brutally murdered near their home. Marcus Warwick was a neighbor and best friend but they drifted apart and did not trust each other. Years later Tom discovers his sister's secret diary and the events of 1948 allow Tom to seek final justice for his sister's murder.
The residents of a suburb of Paris are left shaken by a series of grisly murders. A little girl says she knows who the killer is, but she has confided only in one person: Elise Andrioli, a blind, mute quadriplegic. She's defenseless and helpless and very likely the next target.
Two men and a beautiful woman, con artists and grifters, play a high-stakes real estate scam against an entrepreneur, and each other.
Molly Murphy heads up the Hudson to avoid the typhoid epidemic that has swept across 1902 New York City. She goes undercover in Senator Flynn's home to discover if the pair of spiritualists known as the Sorensen Sisters are frauds and to find the source of evil at work in the Flynn household.
Sicilian Inspector Montalbano attempts to unknot a complicated financial scam. Half of the retirees in Vigata have fallen prey and invested their savings with a financial wizard who has now disappeared. Montalbano must deal with a superior who has shut him out of the case and he's had a quarrel with his lover Livia.
Retired to the English countryside, an 89 year old man, rumoured to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out - a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts? Or do they hold a significance both more prosaic and far more sinister?
The dark shadow that has already fallen over Nazi Germany touches Depression-era America. After a red swastika is found painted onto a widow's window, and a train porter is murdered, Lily and Robert Brewster know their own town is not immune.
Jane Jeffry's best friend Shelley and her husband buy a run down theater and donate it to the drama department of the local university. Shelley tries new caterers for snack suppers for theatre volunteers. A cast member is found dead and Jane and Shelley speculate about the crime, the cast and the caterer.
Hair stylist Marla Shore is shocked to find the murdered body of competitor Carolyn Sutton. Curiosity alone would suffice to put Marla in sleuth mode, but then Detective Dalton Vail actually asks Marla for her help.
A new supervisor reassigns Grissom's CSI team from the graveyard shift to swing shift. During the course of their separate investigations, they uncover two wildly imperfect crimes that could add up to an almost perfect one.
DCS John Munro must retrieve the kidnapped daughter of a Bradford judge. Meanwhile, DC Karen Sharpe must look into the claims of a woman who maintains that a local MP raped her ten years before. As both investigations progress, it becomes evident that they're connected.
Two men twenty miles apart are killed in the same strange way in the Florida Keys. Forensic photographer Alex Rutledge may be the only person pursuing justice as he extracts his black sheep brother Tim from suspicion by the authorities.
Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy, follows the teasing clues left by a cunning and malevolent predator. With Pete Marino, Benton Wesley and Lucy, she is led from Florida to Boston.
1975, Laos. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old doctor, has been appointed national coroner even though he has no training for the job. There is no one else. He is expected to come up with the answers the Party wants. But the crafty and charming doctor knows he cannot fail the dead who come into his care without risk of incurring their boundless displeasure. Recommended.
In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor. In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications. In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters off New Guinea. And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means.
A consortium of Japanese shipping magnates hire Cabrillo and the clandestine spy ship Oregon. Commercial freighters are disappearing in the waters of Southeast Asia, the victims of pirates.
Lina Townend wants to find her real family despite fears that she may uncover things she'd rather not know. When Lina comes across a page from Natura Rerum, which she remembers from early childhood, she snaps up the chance to buy it. She has a vivid memory of being taken as a child to a stately home, where a man she believes must have been her father gave her this book to keep her quiet. If she can locate the book, maybe she can find her father. However, in the weeks that follow, a series of violent burglaries and attacks make Lina realize that what she found might have been more than just a link to her father.
A couple conducting their illicit love affair in front of a video camera on a Long Island beach are interrupted by a terrible explosion. They flee with the camera as the police cars approach. The explosion was the crash of Flight 800. Five years later John Corey is looking for that camera.
When Anna's husband Carl tells her that he's been offered a job in the country, she's thrilled. However, she soon discovers that a notorious child murderess of the 1960s was the previous owner of their new home...
Volumes 1 and 2 collected the 56 short stories. Now Klinger reassembles Doyle's four seminal novels in their original order, with over 1,000 new notes, 350 illustrations and period photographs, and tantalizing new Sherlockian theories. Recommended.
Charley Van Leeuwen, confirmed commitment-phobic theatre director, shocks her friends when she returns from London with a husband in tow. But Charley still wonders about his past - and before she can settle her post-wedding jitters, they find a dead woman in the bathroom of their hotel suite. After another tragedy strikes, Charley fears she herself might soon exit stage left.
The wedding of Lucy Fotheringay takes an unfortunate turn when Lucy's gossip-mongering great-aunt is strangled. Now Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on hand for her childhood friend's nuptials, must stop a killer intent on turning a wedding into a funeral.
Alex and Kate Sheppard, soon after moving into their dream home, make an impossibly exciting discovery - one that defies every known law of nature and science. They find a blue rose bush flourishing in their walled garden. But as word of their discovery leaks out, the Sheppards' peaceful existence is shattered and they find themselves plunged into a world of coded journals, genetic experiments, cold-blooded greed, and ultimately, murder. Threatened from every direction, Alex and Kate can trust no one but themselves, and the only way they can save their lives is to unravel the dark, seductive secret of the blue rose...
Amos Walker grants the death-bed wish of a mother to get her ashes to her son. He finally locates him in Canada where he had gone as a Vietnam War protester in the 60s to evade the law. But before Amos can get settled back in Detroit, the son is dead and Amos is prime suspect.
Antiques picker Jane Wheel returns to her small Illinois hometown when a farmer friend of Jane's parents digs up some mysterious old bones and relics. Jane just has to take a look, and she brings her husband and son along. The added bonus for this family vacation is that they will be on hand for the biggest town garage sale ever. Jane isn't aware yet of the murderous plans that are afoot.
A canister of deadly virus goes missing from a Scottish medical research team and a lab technician is bleeding from the eyes. During a Christmas eve blizzard several people including the team's security director, converge on a remote family house. As the storm worsens, secrets are revealed, and hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge.
Hong Kong, just before the handover from Britain to China, is in ferment. The underworld Hongs and Triads fear China's policy of eliminating criminal cliques. The head of a Triad learns of Kway Fay, a Cockroach Girl, an impoverished no-family girl who talks to ghosts - and he wonders if she is a way out of his dilemma. But superstition is also forbidden by the incoming regime. It seems the girl might be the last chance for his Triad's survival.
The head of security for a Las Vegas casino must find the identity of the group who are extorting money from casinos - before someone dies.
With her housekeeper receiving death threats, a moose on the loose, and guests on the way, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's summer will be anything but peaceful. Jake promised her new housekeeper, Bella Diamond she'd see if Bella's ex-husband, an ex-con and a deadbeat, is behind the threats. He doesn't have a history of violence - that is, not until Jake arrives at his apartment and discovers that a killer has been there first.
The body of a 5 year old girl found on a shabby London street is linked by Superintendent Richard Jury with the body of an unidentified woman murdered in the gardens of a distant estate. This same estate was the scene of a child abduction three years prior.
Miami attorney Jack Swyteck's latest case begins when he is asked to defend a woman accused of murdering her husband, an officer stationed in Guantanamo Bay. Jack knows nothing of military law and at first refuses - until the woman claims she is the adoptive mother of Jack's son...
All the Hollywood celebrities and heavy hitters are invited to a party to honour legendary film director Ada Geiger at the faux castle her husband built for her in Dorset, Connecticut. Mitch Berger hates this kind of affair but idolizes Ada and credits her for inspiring him to become a film critic. Then a snowstorm hits and the gathering is pared down to just a few people. The snow keeps falling and strands the guests and one by one the people at The Castle begin to die.
London, 1811: Sebastian St. Cyr, a young nobleman still haunted by his experiences in the Napoleonic Wars, is the prime suspect after a young woman is found on the altar of an ancient church, raped and murdered. Now he is on the run, pursued by a Machiavellian powerbroker with ties to the Prince Regent himself.
Non-mystery war novel: Janine Simonian proudly pleads guilty to charges of being a collaborator during the days of reckoning that followed the liberation of France.
Travel escort Emily Andrew and her fellow Iowans are on a Hawaiian cruise when Dorian Smoker, an expert on Captain Cooke, goes overboard. Emily wonders if some guest with a grudge might have knocked off the opinionated professor. Or maybe it had something to do with the mysterious treasure map. Emily believes the map a fake - until another copy turns up. And then she and her friends are off, rafting down rivers and plunging through jungles, racing the killer to find the treasure.
Adam Dalgliesh and his team are summoned to a privately owned island off the Cornish coast. The island serves as a refuge for persons in positions of authority and stress, and one of them has been murdered in a bizarre fashion.
Movie stardom, wealth, a successful marriage - Oz Blackstone is standing on the brink of the Seriously Big Time - but he should have known it couldn't stay that way for long. The first sign of trouble appears when Oz find his ex-wife, Primavera Phillips, drenched in her own tears - her life in ruins, cheated out of her fortune and robbed of her baby boy. What could Oz do but help?
Convicted child killers are not criminal attorney Jackie Flower's favourite clients, but everyone deserves a good defense. Rachel Boyd was just a child when she was found guilty of killing her little playmate. Now, after thirty years in reform school and adult prison, she is freed - and then rearrested when another young boy is found dead in Denver. Can Jackie trust Rachel enough to stay in her home while they prepare their case?
Maine kennel owner and ex-cop Jack Field's hopes for a quiet evening with his dogs - and ladylove state medical examiner Dr. Jamie Cutter - go up in smoke when a young housemaid is found murdered in the Bright mansion a few nights before Santa's big day. There's no shortage of suspects - and of dogs involved.
Cecily Sinclair Baxton can't resist the chance for a Christmas reunion at the beloved Pennyfoot Inn. But when a housemaid goes missing, soon followed by one of London's most renowned barristers, she realizes that she may be on holiday, but death isn't.
1897: Rose McQuinn returns home to Edinburgh from the American Wild West and unwittingly steps into the shoes of her father, the legendary Detective Inspector Faro, by agreeing to investigate the strange behaviour of Matthew Bolton, husband to Rose's childhood friend Alice. Rose comes to think Matthew is not having an affair, as Alice believes, but is instead involved in the brutal and still unsolved murder of a servant girl.
1897: it's now been three years since her husband Danny disappeared. In the meantime Rose has become a 'Lady Investigator, Discretion Guaranteed' and is about to marry DI Jack Macmerry of the Edinburgh Police. But then an elderly nun in a local convent claims to have received a letter from Danny.
Edgar nominee for best first novel. Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six year old daughter are missing. Weston's father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. They soon uncover rumours of gambling debts and extortion, a group of Russians with ties to organized crime who don't appreciate being investigated - a point they make clear with baseball bats, and a lead to a South Carolina resort.
Selma Beller was the first to go - but 75 year old Gladdy and her octogenarian neighbors in the Fort Lauderdale retirement home never suspected murder until another of their friends died in an eerily similar way. Amid the endless rounds of poolside kibitzing, early-bird specials, bittersweet memories, and interminable grocery-shopping trips, Gladdy and her gals set about to discover how the murders are being committed.
Homer and his wife Mary are involved in a steeplechase, in pursuit of a mysterious lost church. Chapters alternate between the Civil War past of 1868 and the present.
A sudden surge in the deep chatter detected by US intelligence leads everyone to expect the anti-technology Lazarus Movement to make a bold strike. An attack on a nano-technology facility prompts Covert-One to find out more about the group.
A high school sportswriter gets wind of extreme hazing on the basketball team, and turns to city newsman Ben Mitchell for help. The two will discover just how far a town will go to get a state championship.
A retired NYPD homicide detective is determined to bring a serial sniper to justice.
The Deaf Man is back, taunting the detectives of the 87th Precinct with clues culled from Shakespeare.
Wounded and estranged from his partner and love interest, Anna Turnipseed, Emmett Parker has come home after 13 years of federal law enforcement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. As both the son of a Comanche and a government investigator, he has ties to both sides - and is about to discover which side pulls harder.
Vera Hart's world is about to come crashing down around her. Her cosmetics empire is sabotaged and her enemies move in and surround her. And then someone begins to kill using the most insidious means possible - cosmetics that bear Vera's name.
A savvy octogenarian with an adventurous streak, Sister Mary Helen is no stranger to the shady side of San Francisco's hilly streets. So when a young resident at the Refuge shelter is found dead, Mary Helen makes it her business to solve the murder. Soon this lady of the Order gets herself into a holy mess involving corrupt local politicians, a prostitution ring, and a tangled web of private-eyes, police officers, and the 'refugees' themselves.
Alex Cross and his family are vacationing at Disneyland when a call comes in from the Director of the FBI. Alex must investigate the shooting death of a well-known actress in Beverly Hills. He comes quickly to the understanding that this is not an isolated incident, that the killer is a woman, and that she plans to kill again.
15 years after brothers Rennell and Payton Price were charged with the murder of a 9 year old, a pair of overworked pro-bono San Francisco lawyers become convinced that Rennel didn't receive a fair job. They try to stay his execution while moving the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Grandmama, of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Victorian mystery series, arrives on a holiday visit and discovers that one of her fellow guests - an outcast from her own family - has been murdered. Novella.
NYPD Detective Sergeant Dennis McQueen investigates another bizarre case: a series of dead bodies, each killed by a different method, are disposed of in the same manner: frozen.
Outcast Mary Miller is rumoured to have occult powers and is involved with a local schoolteacher. Her bastard son Sandy has fallen in love with a strange gypsy girl. An early, non-Rebus novel.
The two short story collections, A GOOD HANGING and BEGGARS BANQUET, are collected together with ATONEMENT, a new Rebus story.
A lump of concrete - dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road - kills the wrong person. The driver of the vehicle just behind is spared - but only for a while...
When Libertus joins his patron on official business in Venta (modern Caerwent), he has to keep his wits about him. The local Silures tribe seethes under Roman occupation, and there's tension in the air. But the glimpse of a familiar figure leads the unlikely sleuth into a murky world of racketeering, treason and murder.
1869. Whip-smart Boston governess Nell Sweeney discovers that wealth and dark secrets go hand in hand when two of her employers' friends are found dead after the gold market crash.
Kate McKinnon, former cop turned art historian, is asked by the NYPD for advice on two gruesome murders where an oddly colored painting was the only clue. Kate wants nothing to do with the case until she receives a deadly personalized message from the colorblind killer.
Kate McKinnon, once a Queens cop, a Manhattan socialite, television art historian, and the woman who helped the NYPD capture the Death Artist and the Color Blind killer. Now a new phase. After the death of her husband, gone are the Park Avenue penthouse and designer clothes. Now she's writing a book about America's most celebrated artistic era, the New York School of the 1940s and '50s. But Kate must solve more crime when a lunatic starts slashing Pollocks, de Koonings, and Rothkos.
The RCMP's Special X unit finds itself caught in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with serial killers inspired by the Nazis. SS General Ernst Streicher's attempts to develop terrifying "Wonder Weapons" are linked with the modern-day hunt for two deadly psychopaths.
Los Angeles management consultant Tucker Sinclair is accused by investors of doctoring a business plan. When she goes looking for the plan's sponsor, a neurologist, she finds the police standing over his body.
With a case that epitomizes New Russia, Arkady Renko is called to investigate the suicide of billionaire businessman, Pal Ivanov. Arkady uncovers hidden demons and byzantine international plots that drove Pal to his death. The trail leads to the Zone: the area surrounding Chernobyl. In that ghostly world he uncovers crimes and secrets about his nation. Recommended.
It has now been more than two decades since Nina Madden's father was executed for multiple murders. And yet new murders are discovered that bear a striking resemblance to those for which her father died.
She's a Texas heiress and a brand-new PI specializing in adoption cases. But Abby Rose focuses more on what money can't buy - like answers in the case of a baby abandoned years ago and a present-day murder.
Wreckers drive a merchant ship onto a rocky shore in Ireland. An abbess is slaughtered and six religieuse abducted. An ageing scholar is murdered. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, are asked to find out the identity of the shadowy 'master' spreading death and corruption across the land.
Two men are at DC's Union Station to meet the elderly Louis Russo, former mob hit man and government informer. One is Richard Marienthal, a young writer whose forthcoming book is based on Russo's life. There are those who fear the contents of that book will not only expose organized crime's nefarious business, but also a top-secret assignment abroad that Russo once masterminded for a very-high-profile Capitol Hill client. Thus, the other man who waits for Russo at Union Station is the man who will kill him.
Tom Kirk, 35 years old, is indisputably the world's greatest art thief. Jeniffer Browne is an FBI agent with a tragic past and desperate for a second chance. Cassius is a criminal mastermind whose greed has no boundaries and whose mind has no conscience. These three weave their way through the global art world in a quest for the unique coin known as the Double Eagle.
When the wealthy owner of a fish-farm is found drowned in one of his own eel tanks, he's mourned neither by Trebbio, whom he booted out of his cottage, nor by his young widow. Marcus Corvinus must discover who the killer is.
Black Atlanta PD Detective Mechelle Deakes is stuck on the Cold Case Unit with a partner obsessed with finding a serial killer. Hank Gooch is convinced one man is responsible for many of the most gruesome unsolved cases in their files. And one chilling look convinces Mechelle that Hank's right.
Chicago Det. Marti MacAlister investigates the death of a film star along the Des Plaines River and the finding of a skeleton in a heritage building that is being renovated. The murders appear to be connected.
Tall, lithe Selena McCaffrey turns heads on the streets - but hides an assassin's knife beneath her clothes. As a child, fate plunged her into a fight for survival - and a trusted father figure forced her into a life of crime. Now the feds want Selena to go undercover to break up the criminal empire once run by her protector and mentor. But playing a double game threatens the first good thing she's ever had with a man - an honest Tulsa cop-and draws Selena into a high stakes sting filled with deception and shocking violence.
Charlotte La Rue's "Maid for a Day" business involves more than dusting and mopping. She must contend with the rumblings of a feuding New Orleans gardening club. A few days after a meeting of the Horticultural Heritage Society, Mimi (accused of an affair with Rita's husband) is dead. Charlotte has a whole plot full of suspects to weed through.
Michael O'Sullivan comes home to Chicago to resume his old war against the Capone mob. In counterpoint is the history of his father, chief enforcer to Irish godfather John Looney.
When forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon discovers a trio of decades-old skeletons, she also unearths the key to a mystery that reaches back seventy years in a legacy of love, greed, and murder - and an unearthed family secret that still holds the power to kill.
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.
When her assistant Holly Nichols sets her wedding date, Madeline Bean throws the hippest bachelorette luau ever - a bridal shower on the big island of Hawaii with moonlight hula lessons, coconut grilled shrimp, and a dead man floating in the surf. It looks like anything but happily ever after for Maddie and company.
The life of Amanda Travis, a high-powered, twenty-eight-year-old Palm Beach defense attorney, is thrown into turmoil when she is called back to her hometown of Toronto to defend her disturbed, estranged mother who shot and killed a man in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel.
The old and cranky Peculiar Crimes Unit detectives Arthur Bryant and John May must unravel a twisted conspiracy involving rare art, blackmail, violence and ritual murder. Recommended.
Alan Morrell injures his wrist and so jockey Lee Finney takes his place. Lee is killed in a fall. Alan looks at the bets from the race. Someone knew the horse wouldn't be running to form. Someone very dangerous.
Tea shop owner and psychic Emerald O'Brien has stumbled onto the ruins of a 50 year old house rife with supernatural bounty, including a ghost and whispering plants. Now it's up to Em and her friends to delve into the past and lay the secrets of the dead to rest.
When an opulent ball is marred by murder, Captain Lacey's insufferably upright former friend, Colonel Brandon, is the prime suspect. With the man's fate in his hands, Lacey finally has a chance to avenge the wrongs Brandon has done to him--but at what price?
Samantha Leiffer is trying to get a grip on reality. Her live-in boyfriend, detective John Krull, isn't deeply troubled, he's just quiet. Her ex isn't a stalker, he's just trying to be friendly. And the nerdy stranger who gives Sam a note warning her of danger unless she calls him is just hitting on her - until one by one, people vaguely connected to her start getting killed.
In 1981 a two-year-old girl was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Her seven-year-old sister Miranda was knocked down and killed by the abductor's van. In 2004 George Sharp, the now-retired police investigator who failed to solve the crimes, receives a letter that makes him revisit the case, turning attention to David Umber, a PHD student who had been a witness.
Daisy was seven 34 years ago when her mother, Violet Sullivan, put on her party finery and left for a July 4th fireworks display. Violet was never seen again. Some in Selena Station, California, say she ran off with a lover and some say her husband murdered her. Daisy wants to know and hires Kinsey Millhone to find out for her.
Fran Varady isn't keen to help seedy club owner Mickey Allerton track down Lisa, a dancer who's done a bunk. But since Mickey's holding Fran's dog Bonnie hostage till the job's done, she doesn't have much choice. She finds Lisa and arranges to meet, but when she arrives at the meeting, the first thing she notices is a body floating in the river.
The CIA pressures an outgoing President into granting a pardon to jailed Washington power broker Joel Backman. The CIA relocates Backman into a new name, identity and home in Italy, hoping to learn if he has obtained secrets that compromise a satellite surveillance system. Eventually the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, Russians, Chinese and Saudis and sit back to watch.
The body of a young woman with her face smashed in is discovered in the attic of a house on Bethlehem Street, in the Baka neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon is called to the scene of the crime where, beyond the usual horror, an old love and an unfinished romance await him.
Patrol woman Charlotte Monroe tracks a charismatic outlaw into the Great Smoky Mountains after her deeply troubled teenage daughter joins him. There she finds the beating heart of a 150 year old feud.
Bretta Solomon is determined to find out the truth behind the death of florist helper Toby - who mysteriously died from a swarm of killer bees that had been deliberately planted in his home.
Cat Ferry, a forensic expert, has gone home from New Orleans to Natchez, Mississippi to regroup from the anxiety attacks she is getting at crime scenes. Her father was murdered when she was a child, and she begins to realize that the crime may be connected to a series of murders taking place in New Orleans.
When a former student who posted a vengeful rap about Bel Barrett on the Internet winds up dead, the dissed professor must find the killer to save her career and clear her name.
Lieberman goes to Arizona on an extradition case. The man he is slated to bring back is gunned down at the airport. Lieberman has to stop a gang war between Hispanics and Chinese triads in his search to find the killer. Then there is the matter of his grandson's bar mitzvah.
18th century apothecary John Rawlings is attending an illustrious theatre party at Gunnersbury House, hosted by Princess Amelia, when a guest is discovered murdered. John is forced to go into hiding after he is found crouched over the body, apparently the killer. He must do what he can to clear his name.
Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.
Erin, a rising star in the CIA, spots an ice cream vendor performing magic tricks for kids. She has seen this man before - the day her sister disappeared. When a boy disappears near her home, Erin is certain there is a link between the two cases. She meets Alec Donovan, an FBI agent on the hunt to find the missing child, whose record for locating missing children is unquestioned. The two are soon taken from the streets of America's most peaceful neighborhoods into a horrifying underworld where children are stolen and trafficked.
Melanie Vargas is a hardworking, hotshot federal prosecutor in New York City with a rising career in the law and a marriage that's on the rocks. She stumbles across a horrifying crime scene. A wealthy former prosecutor from her office has been tortured and murdered, his luxurious town house set ablaze to destroy evidence of the crime. It's the kind of high-profile case that can make her name.
Clinical psychiatrist Claire Roget finds herself in an ethical dilemma when a patient with a severe psychopathic personality disorder begins dropping hints that her predecessor in the job had been murdered.
Lilly is a tough-as-nails attorney (and an obsessive-compulsive health nut) who works for a big firm in Sarasota, Florida. Just when she's got her hands full with a psychic client and a Nazi next-door neighbour who keeps reporting her to the police, an obnoxious partner in her firm is murdered. When the loyal Bonita surfaces as a key suspect, Lilly jumps knee-deep into the murder investigation.
Once an NYPD detective, Matt Cordell is now an alcoholic bum who makes his home on the street. But trouble still knows how to find him. Johnny Bridges, from the old neighbourhood, turns up begging for Matt's help. Now it's just like the old days - beautiful women and bloody murder. Only this time, when the beatings come, he may end up on the receiving end.
Serene Ransom needs something hot for a cold Minnesota night. Clancy fits the bill - a sexy bartender packing a loaded gun. Serene gives him an urge to use it. Now these two reckless lovers are on the lam - and pulling detective Paris Murphy closer to the darkness than ever before.
Canadian model Makedde Vanderwall is on assignment in Sydney, Australia when she finds herself in the middle of a grisly hunt for the 'Stiletto Murderer', a serial killer who brutally murdered Makedde's best friend and who may see Makedde as his next fashion victim.
Joe Grey must deal with a ruthless gang of thieves and murderers. The last straw is when they start trapping and caging feral cats. The murder of one of the gang only compounds Joe's outrage.
When one of Eleanor's ransom payments for the release of Richard Lionheart disappears in Wales, she sends her trusted man Justin de Quincy into a country wracked by rebellion and intrigue.
When the naked body of a murdered woman turns up on Aggie's front porch - and suspicion falls on Aggie's husband - she doesn't have a prayer of clearing his name unless she can uncover the truth in a town not known for confessing its sins.
(BC author). Former stockbroker Madeline Carter is now reluctantly teaching the indulged wife of a wealthy, A-list film producer how to dabble in the stock market. But when the producer's ex-wives are killed off one by one, Madeline finds herself in the middle of a dangerous situation.
Alan Banks is living in his missing brother's empty, luxurious South Kensington flat. Digging into the life of the brother he never really knew or even liked, he begins to uncover some troubling surprises. Recommended.
1355: it is time for Yusuf, student to Isaac the physician, to leave for Grenada. But his attempts to acquit himself appropriately in his cousin's court are challenged by two narrow escapes from danger. Fleeing for his life, he heads for the only true safe haven he knows. Recommended.
Taking a troop of tourists to Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm doesn't earn knitter Kelly Flynn a warm welcome. Instead she finds Vickie splayed out on her original hand-woven rug, her blood seeping into the design.
Washington DC lawyer Tim Quinn finds his accession to the bench easier than he expected - too easy. And it turns out there is a price to be paid. Troubled Tim contacts a former paramour, now a Federal prosecutor, to help him unravel the unseemly entanglements that occur behind the bench. But in doing so, risks his own status as a judge, his good name, and perhaps even the lives of himself and his family.
College professor Sally Alder is somewhat embarrassed still to have a crush on singer Thomas "Stone" Jackson, a guy whose nickname derives from his legendary propensity for addictive substances. But she can't say no when he appears one day and asks her for a little help. Jackson is worried about his ex-wife, folksinger Nina Cruz. His concerns are justified when Nina is shot dead in an apparent hunting accident.
Jessica Coran, an experienced pathologist, is shocked when she learns that a murdered woman has had her spine removed from her body. There was a similar crime years ago. Is the man on death row innocent or is a copycat killer responsible for the recent crime?