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.
At a Nationals practice session, an abandoned baby and a murdered ice-dancing champion throw the skating world-and television researcher Bex Levy-for a triple loop.
Jackson Brodie, of CASE HISTORIES, witnesses a road-rage induced assault in Edinburgh. This sets in motion events that will pull the wife of a real estate tycoon, a crime novelist, and a hardheaded female police detective into Jackson's orbit.
When a body is found beneath a construction site near the Catskill Mountains, New York City deputy chief medical examiner Jake Rosen is called to the scene, where he meets his match: Philomena "Manny" Manfreda, a beautiful crusading attorney. Together they stumble upon a decades-old mystery involving a long-shuttered mental institution, shocking medical experiments, and a troubled love affair.
For Gretchen Birch, her mother Caroline, and her aunt Nina, doll collecting is a family affair. They may disagree on other things, but when it comes to dolls, they share a passion for the most exquisite (and expensive) creations in history. But they have never imagined that doll collecting could inspire foul play.
Newspaper writer Zack Walker fears the worst when a mutilated corpse is found at his father's lakeside fishing camp. The locals attribute the death to a bear attack until another body is discovered and a large supply of fertilizer goes missing, evoking memories of the Oklahoma City bombing.
This holiday season, crossword editor Belle Graham and her PI partner Rosco Polycrates must restore a historic treasure to the local inn-and trace the origins of a very special cookbook.
Michael Quinn is stopped at a red light one night when his passenger door is wrenched open and a woman jumps in. Three thugs are pelting down the street after her, so he races off into the night - setting into motion a chain of events, which ultimately turns his life upside down. First, a close friend is brutally murdered, and then the girl disappears. The situation becomes deadly serious when the thugs come looking for Michael. Only by finding the mysterious girl can he answer the questions and maybe, just maybe, get out of a hole that's getting bigger with every passing moment.
When a beautiful young woman stumbles into a rough Algonquin Bay tavern covered in black fly bites and with bits of leaves stuck in her curly red hair, the bartender knows she is either dumb or high - no one goes out unprotected in black fly season. It turns out her problem is the bullet in her brain - and she has no memory of how it got there or who she is. Homicide detectives John Cardinal and Lisa Delorme, though they don't know who she is, know that someone wants her dead - and will try again if word leaks out that she's still alive. Recommended.
John Cardinal's wife Catherine, after a long battle with severe depression, apparently takes her own life. He is devastated, but does not begin to suspect murder until hateful notes about her death begin to appear in the mail. He enlists the help of Catherine's psychiatrist to find the truth behind this and behind some of the others in an alarming rash of suicides in Algonquin Bay.
When a peer is found lying face down in a frozen fountain, only the help of housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and her crime-solving staff will give poor Inspector Witherspoon any chance of sleeping in heavenly peace on Christmas Eve.
When a faculty member from the local prep school turns up dead, Jane Arnold sets her mind to find the perpetrator who gave the Hunt Ball such an inauspicious start. Also stirring up tension is a controversy about historical artifacts in the school's collection that were made by slaves.
Sister Jane's boyfriend, a rich, former hunt club donor and a sharp-tongued, wheel-chair bound hellion of a bookkeeper are stirring intrigue around the mysteries of missing money and a missing body.
Years ago the body of a graphic artist was found bludgeoned in his studio. His stepson was quickly arrested, found with the murder weapon and bloody clothing in his car. Missing, however, was his 4-year old daughter. His other son, Caleb, is now a forensic anthropologist, called by the Las Piernas police to the old Sheffield estate when bones are discovered. With the help of Irene Kelly he will have to confront his past. Recommended.
During a robbery Raffaelo Beggiato takes a young woman and her child hostage and later murders them. Beggiato is arrested, tried and sentenced to life. Years later Beggiato ask for pardon from the woman's husband and child's father, Silvano. Silvano, far from pardoning Beggiato, ruthlessly plots revenge.
DS Jack Gibbons is aided by his best friend Phillip Bethancourt in an investigation where the prime suspect is wealthy, dangerous, and irresistible.
The Abbess Helewise is struggling to keep the abbey going through a brutal winter, fending off the starvation of her nuns and the local people. But then a man is found strangled, dangling from a tree near the abbey.
Journalist Kate Murray watches in horror as an old man, who has just attempted to tell her the story of a murder that has not been brought to justice and which is somehow connected to her own grandmother, is knocked down on the road and killed.
A serial killer is caught and confesses to a crime which, eleven years ago, Bosch was unable to solve. When Bosch learns he missed a clue that would have saved nine subsequent victims, his whole being as a cop begins to crack.
Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.
Victorian England. Edward Glyver discovers he is the legitimate son of one of the most powerful peers in the country and decides that nothing will stop him from regaining his patrimony and removing his archrival, Phoebus Rainsford Daunt, from his path. But there is another intelligence, as determined and ingenious as his own, directing events that will lead to a desperate act of murder.
Caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons are running around like crazed elves this holiday season after they're recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity chefs against one another - and gives rise to murder.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have vouched to safeguard the Malabar Rose, a rare and remarkable ruby. When it vanishes in a highly baffling manner, the formidable Mrs. Hudson must give a lesson in criminal deduction to that most logical of minds-the great Sherlock Holmes.
A stoned alligator in the town drunk's swimming pool clues Deputy Dorie Berenger in to the fact that big-city crime has come to the small Louisiana town of Gator Bait. But, luckily, it has fetched along with it a handsome DEA agent.
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.
Sparks fly when a handsome swindler working the French Riviera meets, on the beach at Cannes, a beautiful heiress. Soon bullets are flying too, and he flees the country with the police - and the heiress - in pursuit.
Summer, 314 AD, and Rome is shocked by a series of violent abductions. The sons and daughters of the powerful are kidnapped and held for ransom. At the same time, veteran soldiers who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being murdered. And their corpses are mutilated in a barbaric way just like that practised by the Picts against whom they fought so many years ago.
In 1300 the 'Carta Mysteriosa', a highly valued collection of detailed maps and sea charts, is stolen at sea. The rulers of Europe are desperate to find them, and when Wilhelm Von Paulents arrives in England apparently in possession of them, Hugh Corbett is sent to negotiate their sale. But a mystery illness and then a series of violent murders lead him into a far more dangerous world.
Egypt, reign of Tutankhamen. A scheming minister sends Mahu, Overseer of the House of Scribes and uncle to the Pharoah, to uncover the plans of the Hittites. But what Mahu discovers could have far more devastating effects than any barbarian army.
Laura and Rosemary are summoned to help with an ambitious Medieval Fayre and asked to refurbish the neglected churchyard with its huge old yew tree. On their first morning, they discover the body of a man under the tree, shot through the heart by an arrow. Unfortunately, most of the villagers had just received lessons in archery, and several of them had proved to be excellent shots!
Warren Howe is surprised by a hooded visitor - whom he thought was dead - while working in a garden in Old Sawrey, a lovely village in England's Lake District. Soon it is Warren who is dead - murdered with his own scythe. The police lack the evidence to make an arrest. Years later an anonymous tip-off sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. Warren's wife Tina is accused of killing her husband, although she had an alibi. Meanwhile, Daniel Kind, the historian, wants to uncover the secret of the strange garden at his own cottage.
Alexandra Barnaby is back to mix it up with irresistably hot race car driver Sam Hooker and battle a whole new set of bad guys in the Florida heat.
Inspector Green is led to Nova Scotia when a unidentified woman drowns in the Ottawa River. There he learns that the woman, a decade earlier, witnessed her fiance's death in a bar fight. Soon he uncovers a connection with the murky past of one of the military's peacekeeping units.
His first novel in 6 years. Sid Halley is asked by Lord Enstone to make discreet enquiries into why his horses appear to be on a permanent losing streak. Only moments later he finds the jockey who'd just won the coveted Triumph hurdle with three .38 rounds in his chest.
What's the worst way to die? At the end of your rope driven by your own shame and despair. Or savaged in the jaws of a black-hearted stallion who has hated you for years. If only the bankrupt gambler and the stable girl were alive to give us the answer...
Three classic Jemima Shore mysteries in one volume: COOL REPENTANCE, OXFORD BLOOD and YOUR ROYAL HOSTAGE.
Bray, a retired British carpenter, is the grandfather of an eight year old boy who was kidnapped during a family holiday in Florida. He decides to try to find the boy, employing the talents of a fourteen-year-old dyslexic and illiterate girl to compile a series of children's books with the goal of making them immensely popular in America and read by his grandson.
The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a 12 year old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?
The FBI selects ex-Ranger Brendan Thorne to stop a legendary Vietnam sniper from killing a newly elected US President.
DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman investigate the murder of the leader of the Glasgow orchestra. The victim had been involved in gay relationships with several orchestra members, playing his lovers off against one another. Was one of them a killer?
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.
Ex-spy Thomas Chaloner is recommended to Lord Clarendon by his old employer, the feared Secretary of State John Thurloe. In return Thurloe demands that Thomas keep him informed of any plot against him. But what Thomas discovers is that he is the second ex-employee that Thurloe had sent to White Hall - and the first is now dead.
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.
When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of the Roman senator Marcus Cicero, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. And Marcus Cicero is an ambitious young lawyer and spellbinding orator, who at the age of 27 is determined to attain "imperium" -- supreme power in the state.
Newspaper reporter Geri LaRue joins forces with prominent therapist Malcom Piercy to find the Razor Killer, the rarest and most deadly of killers: a woman.
Barrister Tam Buchanan is asked by his exasperating former colleague, Fizz Fitzpatrick, for help. An old friend of hers, Irene Lloyd, has disappeared, along with a Rubens painting she'd been working on. Fizz refuses to believe Irene is guilty of the theft, even if all the evidence points to the contrary.
After an old friend is executed in cold blood and a woman is raped and beaten, Mac McKenzie is forced to go underground in the Twin Cities to find the mobster whom he believes to be responsible.
Marseilles. Fabrio Montale has left a police force riddled with corruption, racism and greed to follow the ancient rhythms of his native town: sea, fishing, the local bar, the hotly contested games of belote. But his cousin's son has gone missing.
Christine Morris is in Edinburgh for a conference on police methodology when she learns her estranged mother was involved in a vehicular homicide in the Outer Hebrides and has gone missing. Christine's arrival in Stornaway is followed by the suspicious death of one of the islanders.
Vancouver author. A distinguished psychiatrist who specialized in anger management has been killed, battered and broken almost beyond recognition as though his unknown killer had been driven by a ferocious rage that had exploded madly out of control. For Dr. Joel Ashman, who consults as a profiler for Seattle Homicide, the shocking crime strikes particularly close to home. Not only was the victim a fellow psychiatrist, but Kolberg was also his former partner and mentor--he was practically a second father to Joel, who soon finds himself the target of a faceless stalker as well.
Ashley Freeman has attracted the attention of a young man. Unfortunately, his regard for her goes beyond obsession into a realm of rage and unrelenting dependence. She and her family exhaust all reasonable methods of extricating her from the attention of the stalker. Now they've come up with a plan to rid themselves - and the planet Earth - of the man for good.
Sonya Iverson finds hersilf preparing a puff piece on a new luxury spa owned by Errol Swanson. The morning of the spa opening, Errol is found shot to death and Sonya is already on the case.
1890s Edinburgh. Rose McQuinn discovers a woman's body while walking on Arthur's Seat. Her description of the discovery is duly noted by a young constable near the scene, but when she returns she can find neither the body nor the policeman.
Undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd uncovers a terrorist cell on a mission of death and destruction. The target: hundreds of passengers on a train deep beneath the English Channel. To avoid catastrophe, they have to be even more merciless than the terrorists.
Modernism isn't Annie's thing, but even she is surprised to discover that the "sculpture" in a prestigious gallery's grisly new exhibition is an all-too-real corpse-the artist's. Meanwhile, a Chagall painting is stolen from the Brock Museum, and Annie's old friend Bryan is accused of being in on the fix. To track down the missing Chagall, she'll need the dubious assistance of a certain sexy art thief. And if Michael-or whatever his real name may be-isn't distraction enough, Annie's mother shows up in town, acting strangely. Annie's got to solve these mysteries, and fast-because art is long, but life can be very, very short.
Mira Morales knows the burning house on the hill belongs to actress Suki Nichols, but who is the ghostly woman running down the driveway - on fire? And the car careening wildly away, a boy's face pressed against the window, his mouth a silent scream. Just like that, the vision - the fire, the woman, the boy - gone. And so is Suki Nichols's son.
After he kills a man in the line of duty Wallander vows to quit the Ystad police force for good. Just then, however, a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Ann-Britt Hoglund, the department's first female detective, proves to be his best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling facade of his prime suspect, a powerful multinational business tycoon.
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.
Rei Shimura takes a freelance gig with a Washington, D.C. alphabet agency to go undercover as a clerk in a big Tokyo department store. It's a tricky and risky assignment, but it also gives Rei the opportunity to check out all the latest fashions and use her store discount to indulge her shopping impulses.
Joe Gunther pursues two separate investigations, one an apparent suicide, the other a dangerous threesome on a crime spree, that unexpectedly and violently collide.
Joe Gunther and his team attempt to identify and catch a serial arsonist.
5 victims in a week: but just what is it that links these victims, other than the fact that all are over the age of fifty? Carella is stumped.
3 novellas: An 87th precinct from McBain, a Dortmunder from Westlake, and Walter Mosley introduces a new character, Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large.
Maggie Kelly comes to England to watch one of her novels being shot as a TV movie but stays to sleuth when the scriptwriter is murdered. Suspects? There's Mr. Contemptuous Director, Ms. Man-Crazy Production Assistant, Mr. Fancy Pants English Actor, Ms. Diva Leading Lady, and...Maggie Kelly. Maggie was seen arguing with the victim right before his unfortunate demise, so she is, as the Brits would say, in a bit of a pickle!
Zack Chasteen is invited to a half-time party by Monk DeVane. A fake bomb is discovered and Zack is asked to go to Jamaica to investigate. Zack's van explodes and this time the bomb was not a dud. 2005 Edgar finalist.
Rumpole is determined to bring before a jury the case of a Pakistani doctor who has been detained without charge under the suspicion he has assisted Al-Qaeda terrorists.
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.
A young woman is found murdered in her Oslo flat, one finger severed from her left hand, and a tiny red pentagram-shaped diamond placed behind her eyelid. Alcoholic detective Harry Hole is assigned the case. Is a serial killer at work?
April Kyle, who appeared in CEREMONY and TAMING A SEAHORSE, reappears. She now oversees an upscale Boston callgirl operation - but someone is trying to take it away from her. Spenser and Hawk find that the someone is a local organized crime kingpin - and that April has not exactly told them the whole story.
Spenser is hired to investigate the case of Jared Clark, named as a co-conspirator in a school shooting that left seven dead. But school officials don't want questions and both Jared and his parents are completely indifferent to his defense.
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.
Canadian author. The falling snow brings a hush to Three Pines until a scream pierces the air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Heading the investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache unravels the dead woman's past and discovers a history of secrets and enemies. But Gamache has enemies of his own. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is sneaking up behind him.
It's now a crucial time for Rebus. His superiors are getting increasingly impatient with his behaviour and his relationship with Siobhan grows ever more complicated. And most worryingly of all, he is starting to feel closer to the criminals he fights than the force he works for. And now, amongst the hordes of protesters filling the streets for the 2005 G8 summit, a serial killer lurks.
The tequila-slamming, skirt-chasing treasurer of the local Rotary Club suddenly goes missing. At nearly the same time a house down the road explodes in a shower of drug paraphernalia and an exotic car turns up stolen from a barn. Game warden John Marlin finds himself dealing with a deviant Texas state senator and a pet psychic.
"Mulch murderer" Peter Hoffman, released from a Virginia state mental institution, has a few bones to pick with Louise Eldridge, star of public television's top garden show. She hopes to lose him by going away to the beach. And it works - when she gets back she finds him buried under her azaleas.
A female special agent in modern-day Chicago tracks a killer who's taken the name The Raven and who commits murders inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Autumn, 1541: lawyer Matthew Shardlake arrives in York on a mission for Archbishop Cranmer. The murder of a local glazier and the discovery of a cache of secret documents tie his mission to the imminent arrival in York of King Henry VIII himself.
Cashiered for cowardice in Iraq, intelligence officer Malachy Kitchen becomes an isolated recluse in a drugs infested London estate. But the mugging of an elderly widow rouses him to take action against the dealers.
DI Jon Spicer pursues a Manchester serial killer as the city gears up for the 2002 Commonwealth games.
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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent Rachel Porter is in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, trying to help stop the import of illegal flora and fauna. A body is discovered wearing a priceless shawl made from the skin of Tibetan antelope.
Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne figures his wife kicking him out of their house is nobody's business but his own. Until a neighbor pays a friendly visit to Linda Van Alstyne -and finds the woman's body, gruesomely butchered, on the kitchen floor. To the state police, it's an open-and-shut case of a disaffected husband, silencing first his wife, then the murder investigation he controls. To the townspeople, it's proof that the whispered gossip about the police chief and the priest was true.
Amateur sleuth Molly Appleby is in Richmond, Virginia, to cover a taping of the hit antiques show Hidden Treasures. But after the show's main appraiser inspects an 18th-century desk with hidden compartments, she finds him dead. Molly thinks that the antique desk holds the key to this 21st-century crime. It's up to her to collect the clues before more new blood is shed over old rarities.
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. Recommended.
When Miller was 11 years old, on a tiny Scottish island, the police arrested her father for the murder of three teenage girls. Now, 32 years later, her father has died in prison and she returns to the island to uncover the truth about his guilt.
Imogen Quy, college nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge, must look into the affairs of a financier after his sudden death. There's a large hole in his accounts that could have a disastrous impact on St. Agatha's.
Everyone's a little shook up when the corpse of a no-good local turns up underneath a car in a local garage. But even as Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, she won't let it distract her from out-baking her rivals and winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest. She and all the other contestants guard their secret, original recipes with their lives-and talk a whole lot of trash. With her unusual Spicy Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em dead. But that's just an expression-never in her wildest dreams did she think her cobbler would actually kill a judge. Now, she's suspected of murder - and she's got to bake this case wide open.
Secret Service Special Agent Michael Delaney is at Camp David when he learns that someone has shot the President and Vice President - with Delaney's own Beretta. Before the wounded VP is taken to surgery, he's sworn in as president; moments later, multiple cities get hit in small but lethal coordinated attacks. Delaney finds himself accused of complicity in the plot.
When Miss Moneypenny learns that the secret Cuban mission of her favourite 00 agent, James Bond, is jeopardized, she immediately takes action to save his skin.
Wiseguy Sid "Sleep" Bifulco doesn't need no stinkin' witness protection program. The mobster-turned-snitch, who always put his victims gently to sleep before whacking them, did his prison time and now has a new rural hideaway and a new avocation: trout fishing in a scenic river valley. Except that a bunch of local yokels won't leave him alone. From a sexy trout dealer in crimson hiking boots to a cop married to a pregnant porn star, everybody in this little town has an angle, a grudge or a crush on somebody.
The day after he made a scathing speech attacking corruption in Washington, a war hero and congressman is shot down. Detectives Terry Nye and Rose Tafoya are given only 24 hours to learn if the speech prompted the killing - or something far worse.
Lawyer Ed Eagle (of SANTA FE RULES) discovers that his wife Barbara has taken all his money and assets and fled to Mexico. He hires two slightly shady investigators to track Barbara down. They learn that Ed's problems are far more serious - and deadly - than he thought.
Stone enters the town of Dark Harbor off the coast of Maine, where the shocking deaths of three people have cast a shadow over this island haven. Stone Barrington's cousin Dick Stone, a CIA agent. has killed his wife and daughter and then himself. Stone must piece together the elusive facts of his cousin's life and death as a CIA operative and find the true killer.
It is 1900 and the Comte de Landois has ordered his wife, Marguerite de Landois, to leave Paris and travel to the Loire valley. During the journey, a dead man is found on the railway tracks. Maguerite calls Chief Inspector Durand to help her unravel a tangled world of small town secrets and unholy loves.
Annie and Eve must uncover the secrets of a classmate after their first cooking class ends in murder.
Monsieur Pamplemousse watches his television in silent horror as a cooking show host, having downed an oyster in close-up, uttered a strangled cry and slowly but surely disappeared from view behind a kitchen worktop. Pamplemousse's sniffer dog extraordinaire has his own views on the matter. Claude Chavignol was a bad egg if he'd ever seen one, and in his experience villains seldom came out smelling of roses. Subsequent events prove him right as usual, but not before both he and his master find themselves caught up in a bizarre world of unrequited lust, murder and blackmail in high places.
Clouseau and his dedicated assistant Ponton pursue a murderer. The trail of crumbs leads to a prestigious pastry competition that is to be held in Las Vegas at the World Food Expo.
For Lady Rose Summer, heiress and amateur sleuth, the best way to avoid banishment to India is to enter into an engagement of convenience to Captain Harry Cathcart. When Lady Summer finds the body of her friend Dolly arranged like the Lady of Shallott, Rose turns to Captain Cathcart for help.
Everyone's looking for the perfect match, a life-long partner, and Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe have found theirs, thanks to hi-tech matchmaker Eden Inc. But when the happy couple's life together ends in what looks like a double suicide, Eden Inc. has some explaining to do. So they hire forensic psychologist Christopher Lash to figure out what went wrong. And then another perfect match ends in death.
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.
The folks who picked a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce from Stowe, Vermont, to be Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than twelve years ago. But when Packy learns that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, he knows he has to act fast. What Packy does not know is that Alvirah, everyone's favourite lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and savvy private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing . . . and that Opal has disappeared.
Hairdresser Marla Shore is on hand when a family reunion on a Florida plantation brings shadowy secrets and murder to light.
Dedicated dog trainer Holly Winter is enlisted to rein in a dysfunctional New Age couple's over-spirited Aussie huskapoo. But when the wife succumbs to an accidental overdose of mixed meds, Holly becomes embroiled in the family's dirty little secrets, especially when the victim's daughter convinces Holly that it was murder.
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.
Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan take on sleuthing duties to deal with murder, mystery and intrigue in the court of King Louis XIII.
Led by CIA agent Bob Ferguson, the Team helps the FBI investigate a radical group of zealots who want to create a "post-Christian" era by instigating a catastrophic showdown in Jerusalem. The cult has connections with the Iraqi resistance and a Syrian arms dealer and soon the Team is immersed in a complicated world of fanatical terrorists.
Matthew Worth, busted to night patrol at a robbery-prone Omaha supermarket, is doing time, wearing his uniform and asking shoppers if they want paper or plastic. Then he discovers just how far he's willing to go to protect and serve - the next thing he knows, he's driving a stolen car with a corpse in the trunk, a pistol in the glove box, and no way to turn back.
Tal Jefferson's next murder case puts her face to face with the racism that lies just beneath the surface of her hometown.
Just as social worker Jess, moved from London to Wales, opens a new case here, she learns of a development in an old case. The victim of an internet paedophile ring has been found dead in woods just a few miles from her house. Then unexpected emails arrive in her inbox and strange things happen to her website.
Two murders have shocked the city of Las Vegas - a celebrity assassinated during a fling with a prostitute, and a schoolboy killed in a brutal hit-and-run. Two victims with nothing in common, two deaths without a motive. Detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial are under pressure to get these crimes out of the headlines. But exposing the truth might just get them killed. Because there are only two ways to go in Vegas. You can hit the jackpot. Or you can get stripped.
Berlin, 1945: the uneasy peace between the occupying Americans and the vanquished Germans is challenged by the discovery of the body of a beautiful young woman near the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" military station. American captain John Ashburner and German detective Klaus Dietrich must join forces to stop what appears to be a killing spree.
When Dr. Mark Sloan wakes up in his own hospital's I.C.U., he doesn't remember how he got there-or anything from the last two years of his life, including a wife he doesn't recognize, and grandkids he never knew existed. He learns that he was run down in the street while investigating a series of mysterious deaths, all of whom were patients recently recovered from life-threatening illnesses and accidents. Mark resumes his investigation, only to realize that his "accident" was no accident, and that there is little time left to prevent another murder-his own.
When fire-and-brimstone preacher Gene Dribble turns up dead, the whole town of Eastport, Maine suspects Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's tenants, a coven of self-styled witches.
Cora Felton, aka the Puzzle Lady, has never created a crossword puzzle in her life, so when two-bit gambler Benny Southstreet accuses her of stealing one, she's sure it's a simple case of mistaken identity - until Cora's own attorney files a plagiarism suit against her, and the police arrest her for murder!
Brighton, England, 1811. The beautiful wife of an aging Marquis is found dead in the arms of the Prince Regent. Draped around her neck lies an ancient necklace with mythic origins-and mysterious ties to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. Sebastian investigates the Marchioness's death and what his connection to it might be - and is led to a complex pattern of lies and subterfuge that imperils the monarchy itself.
Sheila Malory's interest in genealogy isn't increased by the visit of her unpleasant cousin Bernard. Bernard has come to Taviscombe to gather information for his family tree. Sheila's interest is revived after Bernard is found dead in his rental cottage.
Michael Friedlander, when he heard how his brother had died, couldn't accept it. So he started to look for his own answers. But every lie he uncovered or secret he exposed simply drew him deeper and deeper into a chain of cover-ups that has led him at last to the New York City Medical Examiner's office.
Travel guide Emily takes her quirky Iowan senior citizens to Australia and Port Campbell's National Park. There they see stone monoliths, stunning vistas and one mysteriously dead botanist.
During a secret mission gone bad, covert operator Gillian Pentycote ceased to exist. Held captive by a madman, shot full of drugs that stole her memory, Gillian survived. Now, with a new identity and nothing to lose, the woman who calls herself Red Dog has gone from bookish secretary to sizzling-hot hired gun. And she has one plan: to find the man who shattered her life and take him down for good.
In 1960, in a Scottish seaside town utterly devoid of culture and charm, Lila's family decides to squander a windfall on the most preposterous of causes: a civic production of the Puccini opera Turandot. She becomes enamoured with the dashing young man hired to sing the role of Calaf. Now a girl on the verge of womanhood is about to blunder into a grown-up world where secrets are kept and exposed, hopes soar and wither, and where crimes petty and great exact the most chilling punishments of all.
Jake Geismar manages to wrangle a press slot for the Potsdam Conference. Then he stumbles on a murder - an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds. It leads him to a story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city both physically and morally devastated.
Alex Delaware and the Deckers meet again.
1902: two legendary detectives meet when a priest is murdered during a secret meeting over the possibility of a Parliament of World Religions. Holmes and Brown must discern if the killer is indeed a leader of one of the world's great faiths.
When a politically extreme daughter of a US Senator is murdered, the Senator blames Department Thirty. Then US Marshal Faith Kelly learns that her brother has mysteriously disappeared and that her FBI agent lover has been murdered.
Cecily Sinclair Baxter hosts a holiday party at the Pennyfoot Hotel where the children of Badger's End can meet Father Christmas. Unfortunately, the jolly old man is found dead along with one of his helpers. The role of St. Nicholas had previously been played by a notorious village drunkard, and the police believe the two men killed each other. But Cecily has her doubts, as the murder weapon was never recovered. And since no one has left the hotel since the crime, she's making a list of suspects-and checking it twice.
The calm pleasure of Rose McQuinn's Orkney holiday is shattered when a body is discovered during an archaeological dig. Far from being that of a 13th century princess, as the archaeologists had hoped, it becomes clear it's of a local woman, long presumed drowned but in fact brutally murdered. Rose is in a dilemma as she realizes that she probably knows the identity of the victim but to reveal it, she will destroy forever the happiness of those closest to her.
1811: Tam Elidor is asked by the Prince of Wales to investigate after George discovers his mistress murdered in his bed. Tam dodges an attempt on his life as he learns that the Stuart Sapphire has gone missing.
Diver James McGregor is used to being hired to explore sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the luxury yacht Grave Descend. No one who was aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the matter of the mysterious cargo they were carrying. In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.
It's the impossible dream of every trader and dealer on Wall Street - an accurate means to predict the ups and downs of the stock market. The Reiner sisters have made that dream a reality in the form of a computer program they call Goldring. The sisters have kept Goldring their little secret, even when a magazine story by financial reporter Karen Glick showcases their sudden wealth. Everything was working so well, but now one of the sisters has been found murdered, Goldring is missing - and Karen Glick has a hit man on her trail.
There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases - cases in which the killer was found "not guilty." Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. Retired Homicide detective Artemis Beam sees finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore...and he doesn't have to play by the rules.
As the staff of Manhattan's Eric Breul House prepares to host a grand Yuletide party, someone bludgeons to death art historian Dr. Roger Shambley. Lt. Sigrid Harald quickly finds he had just discovered an astonishing art work - one that would have made him famous.
Beatrice Pennington joins DI Joanna Piercy's cycling club, anxious to regain her figure by dieting and keeping fit. A month later her distraught husband reports her missing. As Joanna investigates she learns that, despite appearances, Beatrice was no ordinary woman.
Paige Turner, the mystery novelist and crime reporter, is delighted to see a performance of the hottest show on Broadway. However, the next morning, she finds the star murdered. She and her friend Abbie scour Manhattan looking for the killer.
New novellas from Sharyn McCrumb, Joyce Carol Oates and Anne Perry.
Fashion editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously ill and then dies. But this Manhattan murder mystery hits too close to home when Lucy's mother Elizabeth gets rushed to the hospital with symptoms that are disturbingly similar to Nadine's. Now, it's up to Lucy to dress down a killer before the ball drops in Times Square.
Architect Ray Jackson's nightmare begins when his wife disappears without a clue to what happened to her. It's compounded when Leigh, an old friend of his wife, suddenly shows up. Suspected by Leigh and by the police, he launches a desperate and alarming search of his own using a collection of keys he has held on to since he was a boy - keys to homes he and his mother once lived in. He quietly yet boldly enters each house, one by one, hoping to unlock the secrets of his own past.
Dominic and Clarice Corde (of BRUNSWICK GARDENS) journey to a quaint hamlet to replace the local vicar who is away on holiday. That is, he's supposed to be away on holiday. Actually he's in the cellar, quite dead.
A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY and A CHRISTMAS VISITOR released in one volume.
Sequel to SHOULDER THE SKY and NO GRAVES AS YET: World War I in Britain, from the hell of the trenches to a London nightclub where a beautiful Irish spy plies her trade, from the sequestered laboratory where a weapon that can end the war is being perfected, to the glory of the spring countryside.
Emma Price, investigator for the New York Capital Crimes Division, wakes up in a hospital room after being savagely beaten on her way to meet Dawn Prescott, her boss and dear friend. And when Dawn is found murdered in a seedy motel room on Long Island, Emma's sure it connects with the recent assault - though the police won't believe the killing was anything but a crime of jealous passion.
The house is now subdivided into two self-contained, one for Ismay and one for her sister Heather. The bathroom in which her stepfather had drowned 9 years ago is now gone. But Ismay still gets the recurrent dream in which she sees him floating there, his face submerged.
Eve Dallas must learn why an acquaintance of her friend Mavis has gone missing while at the same time finding what is behind the murder of two young lovers, both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm, on the same night.
When his wife and son go missing Marcus Septimus drags Libertus from his sickbed to deal with the matter. Then a ransom note arrives demanding that he release a prisoner called Tiberius or never see his family again.
A single fingerprint and an unexpected connection to Sano's wife, Reiko, puts Sano on the trail of an underground movement to overthrow the regime, and in the path of an assassin with a deadly touch.
17th century Japan. Samurai Sano Ichiro's pregnant wife Reiko is found laying beside the murdered heir to the shogun. She's naked and covered in blood.
Governess Nell Sweeney descends into Boston's dangerous North End to prove the innocence of one of the town's honest cops, accused of killing a petty criminal.
Three young men formerly at public school together now set off on profoundly opposing courses. Set in 1930's Spain, one is set to spy on another and the ramifications of a tragic love story will haunt them all.
Kate McKinnon was 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.
A female Chicago cop is accused of accidentally killing her partner.
As homicide cops Eliza Ochoa and Ike Horner investigate the murder of a prostitute, the facts lead to a conspiracy that stretches from the darkest holes in Booth City to the fringes of its most influential families.
An unassuming man stumbles on four million dollars in the wreckage of a small plane and makes an apparently plausible decision that sets his ordinary life on road to chaos and terror.
Blake Parker, the director of an Oxford research unit, is under pressure. He must produce results fast or risk losing his funding. But not only has his team been targeted by an animal rights group, it's also reeling from the seemingly accidental death of one of its researchers. When a friend of Kate Ivory's, who is working in Parker's lab, contacts her, Kate finds herself becoming involved with the unit and increasingly concerned that the death wasn't an accident after a11.
Parker is steps ahead of the law after the events of NOBODY RUNS FOREVER. He is helped by Tom Lindahl who was fired from a local racetrack after blowing the whistle on a money laundering operation. Now Tom has an idea that will not only bring him revenge but also a pile of money. And that's where Parker comes in.
When Debbie gets hair extensions at the House of Beauty and dies from a reaction to the glue, it's salon owner Sandy who gets the blame. Her best friend Bubbles Yablonsky, reporter and sleuth, is determined to investigate-despite distractions from the two men in her life. And from a mysterious Santa Claus, who warns Bubbles not to cry, not to pout and not to scream...when he tries to kill her.
The murder of a retired police officer in the ruins of Lydmouth Castle is linked to events a decade earlier in Palestine. Inspector Richard Thornhill was there as a young police officer. Now, in Lydmouth, the past has come back to claim him and he is under suspicion of another murder. His wife Edith and his former lover Jill Francis form an uneasy alliance and try to help him. But there are complications.
February AD 668 - Fidelma Of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony, an Abbott is found murdered. Soon Fidelma discovers that the Abbott is not the pious man he was thought to be - indeed many of the guests have cause to hate him. It is a long weekend of suspicion, fear and more death before Fidelma and Eadu]f are able to reveal the truth behind these shocking events.
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.
59 year old George Mason has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet a disturbing rape case is brought before him that leads him to question not only his own fitness to judge but the very nature of the law.
Lori Avocato, Dana Cameron, Mary Daheim, Cait London, Suzanne MacPherson and Kerrelyn Sparks mingle romance, mystery and the holiday season.
Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is hired to do a shoe store, but it isn't long before she's led into the underbelly of St. Louis, caught up in a web of crime.
A series of unrelated events involving Russians, diamonds, counterfeiters and grenades have the cops of Hollywood Station patroling the underbelly of Los Angeles looking for connections.
Atlanta Police Cold Case detective Mechelle Deaks has gone missing. Her partner, Lt. Hank Gooch, looks into her most recent case. A young blind woman had come in with a tape recording of a voice off the radio she connected to an old, unsolved murder.
Maggie O'Neill must turn on her own charms - mystical and otherwise - whle investigating the death of one of her customers from the antique shop Enchantments.
Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod is unsettled by the way a murdered teenage boy so resembles her. Is he the baby she gave up for adoption 17 years ago? Racked with guilt she launches a search for the killer and the victim's identity. It leads her into the world of internet paedophile rings and sets some very powerful men against her.
Since she is missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of 9/11, Anna Petrescu takes the opportunity to track down whoever it was that killed an aristocratic old lady and made off with a Van Gogh masterpiece.
Sassy ex-nurse turned medical fraud investigator Pauline Sokol must go undercover at a plastic surgery spa for the rich and powerful.
The FBI drops in on Raine to get a lead on her old flame Andy Fontana, now an eco-terrorist. He is also suspected of involvement in an unsolved hit-and-run death. With the help of her loyal Golden Retriever Raine must find the truth about Andy.
As Jane Austen arrives in London to watch over the printing of Sense and Sensibility, Jane becomes embroiled in murder when a disgraced Russian princess is found with her throat slit and a quirk of fate thrusts her and Eliza into the heart of the case - as prime suspects! A bargain with the authorities gives her seven days to find the real killer and save herself and Eliza from hanging.
After Major Bobby Samuels and Captain Bo Devore foil an airplane hijacking, they cover an Al-Qaeda plot in which terrorists are using the Mexican-American border to enter the US - with backpack nukes.
Jennifer Shane is stunned when she's named Businessperson of the Year, but she's even more shocked when, at the presentation ceremony, Chamber of Commerce President Eliza Glade, over-dressed, over-made-up and over-the-top, is killed. Jen and her sister Sara Lynn were among her worst enemies, so they'll have to bend over backwards to clear their names.
TV weatherman Uncle Weatherwise is the condo's newest arrival. But when a hurricane he predicted would bypass Palmetto Beach forces an evacuation, Kate Kennedy stumbles upon his corpse.
New Orleans maid Charlotte LaRue now has notorious crime boss Robert Rossi as a client. Then family heirlooms begin to disappear and family feuds flame. The big man himself winds up dead at his own party, seemingly at the hands of his wife, Emily. Although Emily looks guilty as sin, Charlotte has seen enough of the Rossi family's dirty laundry to suspect everyone.
Christmas in Miami brings CSI new gifts. A gathering of hundreds of Santas leaves one dead - all the witnesses say, Santa did it. Then a convenience store robbery turns out to have ties to terrorist organizations. Then a headless corpse turns up.
The kidnapping of a Lake Baikal oil survey team leads Dirk Pitt to a Mongolian with dreams of resurrecting the empire of Genghis Khan.
Amerasian officer Colonel John Colby investigates a suspicious plane crash in South Korea and learns that the plane's pilot was marked for death by powerful forces within the highest echelons of the Korean and American governments.
Forensic nurse Chastity Burnes travels to New Orleans in the face of a looming hurricane to rescue her missing sister and discover whey women who might have helped her sister are dying.
Summer, 1924: Daisy is spending a summer holiday by the sea. But she is forced back into sleuthing when a picnic is interrupted by the discovery, at the foot of a cliff, of the body of the philandering local innkeeper.
When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled and naked on her wedding day, DI Wesley Peterson makes some alarming discoveries. Kirsten was being pursued by an obsessed stalker and she had dark secrets her doting fiance, Peter, knew nothing about. But Kirsten's wasn't the only wedding planned to take place that July day in South Deveon. At Morbay register office a terrified young girl makes her wedding vows. And a few days later her bridegroom is found dead in a seedy seaside hotel. As Wesley investigates he suspects that his death and his bride's subsequent disappearance might be linked to Kirsten's murder.
Carolyn Blue and her husband Jason are in Paris for his lecture tour - and she plans to enjoy the city's culinary delights. But delight turns deadly when a poisonous recipe appears on the local menus.
Matt Reynolds' racing yard is renowned for winners, but the stable jockey has recently run some disappointing races. So Matt gives the yard's apprentice, Zoe, the chance to prove herself. Zoe's soon on a winning streak but not everyone's thrilled about her success - Matt's wife Claire is jealous of her, while rival jockey Nicky bitterly resents the competition. When tragedy strikes in Matt's yard, no one is beyond suspicion - and a web of corruption, lies and deadly envy is gradually revealed.
Benny Lacoco is a gourmet cook who once aspired to be a renowned restauranteur - but business (and other matters equally unsavory) got in the way. Now Benny has been summoned to cook a special meal for some of his associates on the occasion of the big man being sent up the river. This gives Benny the chance to prepare the meal of his life, A MEAL TO DIE FOR, because word has it that someone in their midst is a rat, and some things just can't be forgiven.
Harvey Barnett returns from Vancouver to England when his mother dies, but while there two ex-RAF buddies track him down. He goes north to Scotland with them for a reunion. A group that spent three months in a castle in 1955 as part of a psychological experiment is having a reunion. When Harvey tries to find out what really happened 50 years back, he learns something that convinces him he will never leave the castle alive.
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.
Jack Swyteck has a new girlfriend, and life is good - until Mia Salazar goes missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch: he discovers that his lover is married, and that her rich husband has received a ransom demand that pegs Mia as the latest victim of a ruthless kidnapper. Worst of all, her husband knows all about her affair with Jack, and he decides to pay the kidnapper exactly what his cheating wife is worth: nothing.
Starch, newly invented, has set the fashion world of Elizabethan England on its ear - and triggers the murder of the royal starcher. The Queen is not amused - especially after two more women die.
When Lily Bard stumbles upon the corpse of a local body-builder, the town's underlying racial tension begins to boil over. The white victim was somehow connected to two unsolved murders of black residents of Shakespeare.
Sam Flood, a young Australian post-grad and Miguel Madero, a Spanish historian, arrive in the tiny village of Illthwaite. Sam is looking for information about her grandmother who left Illthwaite courtesy of the child migrant scheme four decades earlier. Miguel is looking for information that is 4 centuries old. Their searches have nothing in common, but once their paths cross, they become increasingly entangled as they pursue what at first seem to be separate quests, finding out the hard way who to trust and who to fear in this ancient village.
The discovery of a headless corpse on the rocks below the cliffs on the Isle of Wight takes DI Joe Faraday to the centre of the grim trade in human cargo from the crippled societies of the Balkans. From cheap labour to prostitution, Portsmouth like every other city in the UK, has a black economy built on illegal immigration.
Natchez, Mississippi physician Dr. Chris Shepard has never seen his new patient before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to his office with a mission that will rip his quiet life apart.
Penn Cage and Drew Elliot are best friends since Drew saved Penn's life in a boyhood hiking accident. Drew and Penn sit on the school board of St. Stephens Prep. in Natchez, Mississippi. The friendship is torn apart by the mysterious murder of a young St. Stephens student and Drew is accused of her murder. Only by finding the real killer can Penn free his friend from death row.
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.
When a body is found abandoned in the road, many in Dartmouth assume it's the result of a drunken accident. They're more worried about a ship that has been found ravaged at sea. Is this an onslaught by pirates - or worse? Sir Baldwin and Baliff Simon Puttock investigate.
For 8 years single mother Grace Archer lives in peace, raising her daughter on a horse farm in Tennessee. Then a burst of violence shatters that peace, forcing her to resume an identity she thought she had cast off forever. She must join forces with a man she believed she'd never see again in order to match wits with an opponent as deadly as he is cunning.
Walker McFadden, a lodger at the hostel for addicts where Sister Agnes works, has been found dead. His brother believes the death suspicious and asks Agnes for help in tracking down the killer. By tracing Walker's childhood friends and comrades in the Falklands War, Agnes stumbles on Walker's own writings of horror and revenge on an unnamed man. Agnes feels she is beginning to pick up the trail of truth but is anxious about where that trail might lead.
Carl Perriera had been Gloria Mendez's boss for 10 years before he disappeared in Mexico. She learns that he wasn't who she thought he was - he wasn't even close. But her attempts to discover the truth leave her fighting for her own life.
An archaeologist and a specialist in antiterrorism become caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they attempt to recover a lost secret connected to the Knights Templar.
Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney learns of a major migrant and drug-smuggling operation. He suspects that either a local cop - or the manager of a boyhood friend's ranch - may be involved.
Suspicious events at an assisted living facility - and her father's ramblings about a dead woman on a nearby beach - lead Carla Day into a shadowy mystery and into the deep recesses of the brilliant old man's memory.
Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of the frigid, xenophobic province of Echigo. He must deal with a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery that's as old as the frozen hills.
Captain Alatriste, 17th century swordsman for hire, takes up his blade and joins the Cartagena regiment as they battle in the siege of Breda. Inigo Balboa, enlists to serve at the Captain's side. Back in Spain, Alatriste's nemesis Luis de Alquezar grows more powerful.
When Ginger, Aggie Sloan-Wilcox's despised former foster sister, comes for Christmas, and turns up dead as a drumstick, Aggie's sister is suspected.
Roy Angel, faced with parenthood and a move to the country, has to do the unthinkable - and get a job. To make sure he does, his partner, fashion diva Amy May, buys him a share in Rudgard & Blugden Confidential Investigations, a previously all-female private detective agency. Angel's first client is a millionaire chemist trying to plug a leak of stolen Botox and whilst trying to solve the crime, Angel is distracted by a vivacious redhead with a passion for Salsa dancing; a jovial Russian sailor with a passion for old East German cars fit only for the junkyard; an estate agent with a passion for Audrey Hepburn, some very strange goings-on in country houses; and a redundant KGB officer trying to retain as a gangster!
A late night anonymous caller wakes Zhong Fong with the claim that there is an AIDS epidemic in distant An Hui province and that it is being spread by Chinese blood collectors paid by a firm in the West. Fong's search for truth leads him to the Golden Mountain, Vancouver Canada. He does not realize his every step is noted by the head of the Guild of Assassins.
Quarter horse trainer Michaela Bancroft's husband is divorcing her for a 22 year old beauty. Stunned, Michaela is trying to rein in her life when she finds her Uncle Lou murdered.
A young woman accepts a new job with a London daily tabloid that has her arriving each evening to vet the morning edition. But, as Ellie - and her menacing stalker soon learn - there's very few people around the office at night. Recommended.
By tracing a black market transaction of plutonium, a CIA analyst learns that terrorists are about to attack a critical American target, a target that his estranged wife, aboard a Coast Guard cutter in the Bering Sea, is sailing toward.
Thea Osborne's second house-sitting commission looks as if it will be as worrisome as the first when an apparent suicide takes place in one of the barns on the property. DS Phil Hollis is more than a little surprised to find Thea at the centre of this second police investigation, and realizes that she can be more of a hindrance than a help, but they find themselves working closely together to solve the mystery once again.
An Auschwitz survivor is murdered in a London hospital, apparently for his left arm. In Prague, an apparently worthless painting is stolen from a synagogue. In the US, an old Enigma machine is taken from the NSA's museum. Are the three thefts related?