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John Delaney, an ex-NYPD detective turned lawyer, is asked to defend Ted Jordan, a childhood friend who has been arrested for the torture and murder of his law partner. Ted insists he has been set up by Tissinger, a pharmaceutical corporation, because he accidentally stumbled onto data showing they deliberately concealed information about suicides in a test group for their latest depression medication.
It's the heart of summer in 1913, and Beatrix is eager to marry her fiance, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage-Will and Beatrix's future home...
Claire Waters, a young, dedicated forensic psychiatrist with unnervingly personal insights into the criminal mind, is given the case of Quimby, a psychiatric hospital inmate whose boyish good looks hide a sordid history of dysfunction and abuse. When the case propels her into the mind of another killer - a homicidal maniac who is watching her every move - it could only end in madness, or murder, or both.
Will Robie is a contract hitman who works for the US government. Something about his latest job doesn't seem right to him, and he refuses to kill. Now on the run from his employer he crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. The more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up.
Summer Westin is working for the National Park Service as a biologist and a volunteer firewatcher when one night she hears an explosion. Fire lights the sky above a nearby lake. She calls it in and is first on the scene to do battle. When the blaze is finally extinguished, a body is discovered in the embers. It's a young woman who was working on the park's trail crew for the summer - and she's still clinging to life. Sensing something sinister, Summer starts looking for answers - but someone wants her out of the way before she finds them.
Father Tom Christmas, the new vicar in the hamlet of Thornford, takes a close look at his parishoners after the huge Japanese "o-daiko" drum that is featured in the May Fayre festivities is viciously sliced open. Curled up inside is the bludgeoned body of Sybella Parry, the daughter of the choir director.
Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. The couples remain in contact after returning home, and come to know one another better -- but they don't always like what they learn. Then a second girl goes missing.
So this girl walks into a bar...and when she walks out there is a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address. She's been doing this for a while, and she's good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her. She starts writing down names. And now she's a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list...
Bliss, Texas, is gearing up for its annual Winter Wonderland spectacular and Harlow is planning the main event: a holiday fashion show being held at an old Victorian mansion. But when someone is found dead on the mansion grounds, it's up to Harlow to catch the killer - before she becomes a suspect herself.
A string of car thefts escalates to murder in Paradise, Massachusetts. Police chief Jesse Stone, under pressure from local politicians to put an end to this, must also deal with some personal dilemmas.
There's always something to gossip about in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside always seems to be in the middle of it. She's busy enough running her consignment shop, The Prissy Fox, with her vivacious Auntie KiKi, but now the gossip - and the sales - are about to pick up after Reagan finds her ex-husband's young blonde cupcake ... dead.
Mags Rogers, her wire-haired dachshund Baxter, her great-aunt Jeep and Jeep's German Shepherd King, settle into ranch life outside Reno, Nevada. A group of squatters, including desperate single mothers with children, are living in houses left vacant by the foreclosure crisis. When a former banker is found brutally slain in one of the abandoned homes, Baxter, King, and some other canine detectives leave no bone of contention buried as they help their human charges untangle a string of murders rooted deep in the heart of Red Rock Valley's prominent citizenry.
When Lita Mendez, a vociferous police critic and gang activist, is found dead in her home, Detective Scully and his partner Hitchens fear the worst: that there's a killer in their ranks.Outside the crime scene the charismatic host of a hit reality show called "Vigilante TV," dedicated to solving murders before the police can, has set up shop. In this new novel, Scully will have to risk everything to save himself and the job he loves.
Lee McKinney Woodyard discovers a dusty trophy inside TenHuis Chocolade that belongs to her aunt Nettie and her old high school singing group, the Pier-O-Ettes. It's a trophy that brings back terrible memories of an unsolved murder years ago. Before Lee takes aim at the past, someone is murdered in the here and now. Lee needs to keep her eyes on the prize, hoping the trophy is a clue to finding the killer-before she's a target herself.
A fellow scrapbooker is murdered in St. Tristan's Church, and an antique crucifix disappears. With so many tourists passing through St. Tristan's, the police don't have a prayer of catching the killer. Now Carmela and her main squeeze, Detective Babcock, are scouring New Orlean's French Quarter to catch a culprit no one wants to cross.
The most dangerous of the terrorists who threaten western civilization is the Emir, a sadistic killer who has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and eluded capture. Now the Campus is on his trail.
When one of Vera Stanhope's hippie neighbours goes missing, she tracks the woman to the Writer's House, a country retreat where aspiring authors gather to workshop. There Vera finds a dead body and her neighbour with a knife in hand.
DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court. Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation. Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
When the skeleton of a young woman is found near a West Midlands motorway, evidence suggests that it is that of teenager Molly James, who went missing five years ago. Forensic psychologist Dr. Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are called in to re-investigate Molly's case. The deeper they dig the dirtier the clues get, and when a second set of remains is unearthed Kate suspects they're looking for a Repeater, a killer who will adapt, grow and not stop until they are caught.
When Geri Sullivan takes on her first assignment for a quirky investigator named Jimmy G and stumbles over a Seattle millionaire's corpse, her chihuahua Pepe proves to be worth his weight in liver treats. Suspicion falls on the not-so-grieving widow, who wants to finance a reality TV show, Dancing With Dogs. Normally, Pepe wouldn't be caught muerte in a sparkly costume. However, he has to sniff out the real killer and keep Geri safe. Lesser dogs might flinch. But Pepe isn't the kind to turn tail and run.
Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen to work with a small team tracking down a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don't know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye-and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.
On a holiday cruise, Anya gets involved in the on deck death of a teenage girl. There's no apparent cause of death, but Anya's forensics expertise uncovers more than the ship's doctors can - or want to.
Professional race-caller Mark Shillingford knows that his twin sister, an accomplished and successful jockey, should have won a race that she didn't. He confronts Clare with his suspicions, but she storms off after an explosive argument. It's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel - or so it seems. Devastated by her death, and almost overcome with guilt, Mark goes in search of answers.
Reformed from his days as a covert operative and assassin for the US government, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working independently with highly-skilled sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, Janson only takes operations he believes contribute to the world's greater good. When his latest job rescuing a doctor abducted in international waters by African pirates goes haywire, Janson realizes he's caught in the middle of something much bigger.
The Racketeer is Malcom Bannister, currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. But he knows who murdered a Federal Judge and what was in Judge Fawcett's state-of-the-art safe before it was emptied. The FBI would love to know this. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price--especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett's death. And the Racketeer wasn't born yesterday.
Four months after the Boston Tea Party, one of the Sons of Liberty stands to lose his liberty. He's been charged not with treason, but with murder, and it is up to Abigail Adams and her husband John to clear his name.
Three blizzards have left forty inches of snow in the New England village of Dorset. As Connecticut State Resident Trooper Desiree Mitry struggles with her caseload, she discovers that she's onto something big: a black-market prescription drug gang with ties to organized crime. But now a fourth blizzard is on its way. And so is another murder.
Bill Slider and his team take one look at the handsome young man found exsanguinated in his bath, and become convinced something isn't quite right. As they try to identify the man - whose personal papers are missing, along with his wallet and keys - it seems that the more they find out about him, the less they "really" know.
Nela Farley's telepathic link with cats has suggested that the death of former tenant Marian Grant wasn't an accident and she begins to research Marian's life. It all seems to lead back to the charitable Haklo Foundation where Nela and her sister work. When a detective becomes suspicious of Nela's sister and a second murder occurs, Nela realizes she'll have to make the most of her unwanted ability to figure out what's really going on.
Jameson Walker approaches Joe Hunter when his daughter Jay and her friend Nicole go missing at a gas station. Joe accepts the job of locating the girls, though not at first convinced there's much to worry about. As Joe picks up the girls' trail he discovers that other young women have also disappeared in the area, and comes across the brutish Logan family.
Sheila Malory finds a pleasant change of scenery, filling in for a friend at a village charity shop. The only trouble comes from the ill-tempered supervisor who runs the store like a tyrant - until he is found murdered. Now, Mrs. Malory must donate her impeccable sleuthing skills to the crime solving effort, delving into a slew of small-town secrets that are anything but charitable.
London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place.
While sanding a table, furniture refinisher Dyce Dare finds a disturbing stain that looks like blood. Soon she's drawn into a missing person case where the ugly truth lies hidden just beneath the surface.
In a flat near Reykjavik city centre, a young man lies dead in a pool of blood. There are no signs of struggle. A woman's purple shawl is found under the bed and it gives off a strong and unusual aroma. A vial of narcotics found in the victim's pocket leads Erlendur and his colleagues down a trail of hidden violence and psychological brutality.
Amanda Thorne is determined to make it in real estate despite scorpions, 100-degree heat, and an encounter with a cactus en route to her first big listing. But when she finally arrives at the Mid-century modern manse, a lifeless body in the living room really spoils the ambiance. With the reluctant cooperation of dishy Detective Ken Becker, Amanda sets out to unravel the truth. But after a fellow real estate agent is murdered, some pissed-off Black Widow spiders infest her car, and a body is found floating in her pool, it's clear someone wants Amanda's inquiring mind off the market permanently.
During World War II an internment camp for German Nationals was located on the ancient moor land of Prees Heath, near the small town of Whitchurch in Shropshire, where Tom Tyler is the sole detective inspector. When a young woman who had joined the Land Army is found murdered on a desolate country road, Tyler investigates and finds himself drawn into an uneasy alliance with one of the Prees Heath internees, a psychiatrist, who claims to be an expert on the criminal mind.
As a teenager, Catherine Ling came under the tutelage of Chang - a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she became one of the CIA's most effective operatives. When her old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about.
You hit someone. You run. But what if you have to go back?
A series of gruesome crimes prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But the only clue left behind - a blank page bearing a question mark - seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. As Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craft - and where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood.
A bizarre lighthouse on a isolated ridge in eastern Kentucky, adjacent to a big-cat rescue centre, is the scene of a murder. The death of the lighthouse builder and the strange occurrences at the cat shelter convince a local policeman that there is a secret connected to the ridge, and that a terrifying evil may be just on the other side of the divide between dark and light.
[Vancouver author]. Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise - quick, efficient, low risk - works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them: the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback.
Boston, 1926. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba.
Venetian opera expert Caterina Pellegrini returns home from Manchester to take an unusual job. After nearly three centuries, two locked trunks, believed to contain the papers of a baroque composer have been discovered. Now two Venetians, descendants of his cousins, each claim inheritance. Caterina's job is to examine any enclosed papers to discover the "testamentary disposition" of the composer.
In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears and Valerie is led towards a dark secret, inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. ____MacBride, Stuart. BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD. [ASH HENDERSON]. HarperCollins UK, 10.99 pb [UK ed]. Detective Constable Ash Henderson is divorced, demoted, under investigation for corruption and struggling to pay off gambling debts when the head of CID seconds him to the Birthday Boy investigation. The Birthday Boy snatches girls just before their thirteenth birthday. And Ash's daughter is just about to turn thirteen.
Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. To her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Almost immediately the upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril.
Tea-Bag, a young African girl, has fled a refugee camp in Spain for the promise of a new life in Sweden. Tania has made a long and dangerous journey to escape the horrors of human trafficking. Leyla has come with her family from Iran. All of them are facing different challenges in their new home. Meanwhile, celebrated poet Jesper Humlin is looking for inspiration. Harried by his mother and girlfriend, misunderstood by his publisher and tormented by his stockbroker, Jesper needs a new perspective on life. A chance encounter with Tea-Bag leads him into the shadow world of the immigrant experience in Sweden. Initially he sees the girls purely as material for his next work, but soon discovers they have very different ideas.
For the first time in her career, reporter Annika Bengtzon is covering the glamorous Nobel Prize Dinner, traditionally held in Stockholm's City Hall. The world's notables are enjoying themselves on the dance floor when suddenly gunshots break through the din of conversation and music. In the ensuing panic, the presumed assassin wrestles Annika to the ground. Soon, she is caught in the middle of an intricate drama with links to Alfred Nobel--not only as a reporter but also as a key witness.
Savannah Stone makes her living creating puzzles for logic lovers. But when a novice puzzle maker's number is up, Savannah - along with her retired police chief husband Zach - has to fill in the blanks to solve a murder.
Ruby Jones just needed to relax and take a holiday. She made a bad decision when she headed for Goa -- Ruby discovers there's a lot more going missing in Goa than the head of a famous saint, and her journalist instincts begin twitching.
A child is brazenly abducted in the middle of a busy airport. But this is no ordinary kidnapping, because this is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who died tragically young from cancer. She didn't trust her disastrous family and left the care of her child to her ghost writer, Stephanie Harker. What Scarlett didn't know is that Stephanie's ex is a bitter, jealous man who will stop at nothing to destroy her life. Even if that means snatching an already traumatized child.
When Callie moved into her new neighbourhood, she thought it would be easy to fit in. The other parents have been strangely hostile, though, and her frail daughter Rae is finding it impossible to make friends. Now the police have suggested that someone dangerous may be living in their neighbourhood, and the atmosphere feels even more toxic.
Logan Finch is a bodyguard and his job is to protect American serial killer Chase Black who has been released from prison on a technicality. Denver Homicide Detective Jake Hunter, the man who put Black in jail, thought that he could spot a killer but the more he investigates the more he wonders whether a miscarriage of justice really did occur. The trouble is: if Black is innocent the real killer must still be at large.
Montana mechanic Jeff Griffin and his wife, Sarah, bring their nine-year-old son, Cole, to Manhattan for a vacation. While sightseeing near Times Square, Jeff steps into a store to buy batteries for their camera-but upon returning to the street he finds that Sarah and Cole have vanished. Now Jeff must battle his anguish, police suspicions, and his growing fear that his family has become entangled in an unfolding plot that could have global consequences.
1947. MI5 is in the grip of civil war; MI6 is riddled with traitors. Unsure who to trust - or even who is pulling the strings - Cotton, ever the outsider, must protect an atomic scientist caught up in a vicious homophobic witch-hunt.
Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half brother Darcy Blackhawk. But she can't get hold of him. Darcy sent his message from an Internet cafe in San Francisco, a city he's never been to before. Searching the city, she is led to the body of a woman at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a witness had told her that Darcy was headed.
Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl, who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes, like Inger.
Former police officer Harry Hole must return from Hong Kong to Oslo when the son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder. Oleg is the boy that Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of some of the city's highest officials), and into the maze of his own past, where he will find the wrenching truth that finally matters to Oleg, and to himself.
Lars Johansson, having just joined the Swedish Security Police, decides to tie up a few loose ends left behind by his predecessor: specifically, two files on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated on the 1975 takeover of the West German embassy, one of whom turned out to be the murder victim in 1989. Johansson reopens the investigation and follows the leads - right up to the doorstep of Sweden's newly minted minister of justice.
Looking for a place to hole up, O'Conner with nothing to his name but a failing motorcycle, a gun, and uncollected debts lies low in the last place he thought he'd end up: the suburbs. O'Conner's style has always been more shoot-and-run, but this time he stays, getting involved with Willow Ridge's residents. When all-out war breaks out between the Mas Trece and Vandal Vikings gangs, fueled by treachery shockingly close to home, O'Conner is forced to make life-or-death decisions about his newfound neighbours.
A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse - far worse - than mere Armageddon.
A major inquiry into a neighbouring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist.
Henry, the handsome valet to Lord Studley, is sleeping with both the Lord's wife and his university-age daughter. Montserrate, the Still family's lazy au pair, is helping to hide Mrs. Still's illicit affair with a television actor--for a small fee. June, the haughty housekeeper to a princess of dubious origin, is hard at work forming a "society" for servants to address complaints about their employers. Meanwhile, a disturbed gardener, Dex, believes a voice in his cellphone is giving him godlike instructions--that could endanger the lives of all who reside in Hexam Place.
When a British-born Pakistani is discovered among a gang of pirates attacking a cargo ship off the Somalian coast MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a British Muslim could go missing from his well-to-do family and wind up on a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov rifle. And why do these pirates seem to be targeting ships carrying supplies for a charitable NGO?
When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.
1687. The prestigous Louis le Grand Jesuit school sends Louis XIV's wife a delegation, including Charles de Luc, to accompany the gift of a reliquary. Their first night in Versailles, a courtier dies, and court whispers claim poison. Then the Jesuit delegation falls direly ill, and a palace gardener is found murdered.
Super organizer Ellie Avery could really use some Christmas cheer when Gabrielle Matheson, a grinchy professional rival, sets up shop in the same small Georgia town. But before the halls are even halfway decked with holly, someone uses Ellie's terrifically tasteless white elephant swap gift as a murder weapon! Ellie's now a suspect. Besides playing Mrs. Santa for her Air Force pilot husband and their two kids, shielding her eyes from the garishly over-decorated house down the street, and helping a client who's a hardcore hoarder, Ellie also has to solve this ho-ho-homicide - and find a killer who wishes her a very deadly Christmas.
Set between Dublin and Danzig in the 1930s. When Dublin detective Stefan Gillespie arrests a German doctor under suspicion of carrying out illegal abortions, he also encounters Hannah Rosen, a Jew desperately trying to find a missing friend. With the discovery of the bodies of a man and woman, each with a single hole from a pistol in their skulls, Stefan and Hannah are thrust together in danger.
The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but angry local merchants and environmentalists want to stop it. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until the first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage-and they do. Who is behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out.
Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next.
They used to meet for a smoke behind the MI5 building. They were disbanded after the death of the youngest member of their team at the hands of a Russian gangster. Now, suddenly, the Graveyard Team is being called back together.
Betts and Gram have agreed to accomodate some foodie tourists for the night at their Country Cooking School. It couldn't be worse timing when the pair encounter the ax-wielding ghost of Sally Swarthmore, one of Broken Rope's legendary murderers, who pleads with Betts to help find her diary - a diary that could prove that Sally was really a victim, not a villain.
Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam Campbell's wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate Shugak onto the case. Working undercover as - of all things - a waitress at Bill's Bar and Grill, Kate begins probing into Grant's mysterious air freight business.
When Milo Weaver's former CIA boss Alan Drummond uses one of Milo's compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can't help but go in search of him. Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism's enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow.
Bodies are found buried in a cluster that lies on both sides of the border of the Navajo Reservation. Ella Clah works a joint investigation with the New Mexico police. Identifying the dead isn't easy - some had been buried for years. Then one of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man who was believed to have embezzled funds from his construction firm and suspicions focus on the man's partner.
With a failed marriage behind him, Harry Flint sets about changing his own life and researching that of his ancestors. How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint in 1816 and the drowning of a young girl in the chalk stream when the Prince Regent occupied the throne possibly affect him? But the deeper he digs, the more he realizes that the past is closer than he had ever imagined.
Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered, the King calls upon Sister Fildema and her companion Eadulf to investigate.
After a shocking loss, Stone Barrington is at loose ends, unsure if he wants to stay in New York and continue his work as a partner at Woodman & Weld. It comes as a welcome relief when he's summoned to Washington by President Will Lee. The president has a special operation that calls for Stone's unique skill set, and it's a mission that will reunite him with his former partner in bed and in crime, Holly Barker.
An old woman known as the Witch of Oyster Bay has been murdered, but she left behind a memory jug full of keepsakes that Olivia Limoges knows can point to the killer. With the help of Police Chief Rawlings and her friends from the Bayside Book Writers, Olivia must solve the puzzle behind the pieces of pottery.
When the first page of a shocking Civil War-era document is unearthed in Oklahoma, history professor Nick Journey is called in to evaluate the find - and is promptly attacked by two men armed with Special Forces weapons. A shadowy group, the Glory Warriors, have been desperately searching for this explosive document to legitimize what is nothing less than a military coup.
Army Special Agent John Puller heads south after his aunt was been found dead in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
Precocious 11 year old Flavia de Luce is distracted from her Yuletide chemistry when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop's Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening's shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film.
An old musician asks Rita to investigate a man who claims to be his long lost brother. Checking into a seedy bed-and-breakfast, she discovers that the mysterious man may be telling the truth - but he also may be a murderer.
Darla Pettistone is settling nicely into her life after inheriting her aunt's bookshop - and her temperamental large black cat Hamlet. But when a local businessman is found dead, Darla learns that Hamlet was prowling the neighbourhood - making the cat a possible witness to a murder.
A new trainee at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Lucy Kincaid has already seen more than her share of murder and mayhem. Still reeling from the sex-crime case that sealed her reputation, she's found a true friend and mentor in SSA Tony Presidio. No matter what goes down at the Bureau, Tony's got her back - until she finds his dead body - and the twisted games begin.
Under a bundle of mistletoe, art collector Daniel McCourt lies with his throat slit, a bloody sword next to his body. Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the case-preferably before the eggnog is ladled out on Christmas Eve-but of course he will require assistance from the always sharp-witted housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, who has a few of her own theories on why McCourt had to die by the sword.
Hunt clubs from all over North America have gathered in a Manhattan hotel for their annual gala. But Sister Arnold and her young friend "Tootie" Harris, must solve the murder of a tobacconist. His body was found with a cigarette pack laid carefully over his heart. When a similar murder occurs in Boston, Sister's "horse sense" tells her there's a nefarious plot afoot - one that seems to originate in the South's aromatic tobacco farms.
When baseball czar J. Michael Storm asks Isaac Sidel to join him on the election's Democratic ticket, the two wild men romp to an unprecedented landslide. But as the president-elect's mandate goes off the rails - threatened by corruption, sex, and God knows what else - he tires of being overshadowed by Sidel, and dispatches him to a place from which tough politicians seldom return: Texas. In the Lone Star state, Sidel confronts rogue astrologers, accusations of pedophilia, and a dimwitted assassin who doesn't know when to take an easy shot.
This irresistible guide to the world of the Reacher novels features timeless advice from Jack Reacher, the maverick former army cop, hero of Lee Child's blockbuster thrillers, and now the star of a major motion picture. Rule 1. When in doubt, drink coffee. Rule 2. Never volunteer for anything. Rule 3. Don't break the furniture. Rule 4. Only one woman at a time. Rule 5. Show them what they're messing with.
Yellowstone backcountry ranger Will McCarroll's anger over legislation allowing loaded guns gets him transferred to Montana's Glacier National Park. But he soon finds in Glacier a wilderness worth defending - and under siege from illegal trappers, a right-wing radio talk show hosting a predator derby, and members of a radical offshoot of the American Rifle Foundation. A group of locals learns that the ARF has lured Will into the wilderness to silence him and make a desperate attempt to warn him.
Inspector O's nephew, Major Bing, the long-suffering chief of the Chinese Ministry of State Security operations on the border with North Korea, is sent to bring back from the North a long missing Chinese security official. Concerned for his nephew's safety, O reluctantly helps him navigate an increasingly complex and deadly maze, one that leads down the twisted byways of O's homeland.
When Joshua Molloy hires Noelle Higgins, a solicitor and boomtime wife with a crumbling personal life, to help find his young son, both are soon drawn into a web of treachery and violence, where Ireland's criminal underworld and fallen elite fight it out to lay claim to what's left from the crash: 3 million in cash, in a bag, buried somewhere in the depths of rural Ireland.
A nuclear bomb destroys a major American city. Sean Falcone, national security advisor, is tasked with identifying and tracking down the attackers. Powerful forces within the capitol point the finger at Iran. But Falcone discovers an astonishing secret hidden deep within the upper echelons of Washington's elite.
Abby Knight is searching for a woman who has gone missing from an exclusive beach. The missing woman also happens to be the fiancee of Pryce Osborne, the wet noodle with a big bank account who dumped Abby at the altar several years ago. When a woman's drowned body surfaces, Pryce becomes the prime suspect in her death.
At the Great New York Cookie Swap, Clare Cosi is brewing up her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. And after finding a second bludgeoned baker, she becomes a target. Now Clare is spending the holiday season pouring over clues, and she's not going to rest until justice is served.
Economic collapse. Government in chaos. Gas shortages. Loss of power. No running water. Martial law. Rioting, looting, and lawlessness... Security specialist DJ Frost saw it coming and prepared. He has his ATV, night-vision goggles, gear, guns, and enough gas to get him to his retreat home in the country. For Gabe Horne, the "Smash" is nothing compared to his own moral and spiritual collapse after losing his wife and son. But in this time of crisis, he may not have the luxury of drinking himself to death.
Few can give with the generosity and creativity of Serge, and as December 24 rolls around, the big-hearted psychopath is filling up the Serge sleigh with an unforgettable bag of presents. But before that, there's the office Christmas party, where he'll be spreading his special cheer. And there's that last minute go-for-broke spree at the mall (just beware of those attacking elves-they bite).
September 1939. As fighting rages in Poland, Stalin summons Pekkala to the Kremlin and orders him to solve the murder of a man who may have had information on the missing treasure of Tsar Nicholas II. To accomplish his mission, he must return to Borodok, the notorious Gulag where he himself spent many years as a prisoner. There, he must pose as a inmate in order to unravel the mystery.
When the decaying body of a murdered woman is discovered, DI Wesley Peterson has problems establishing her true identity. But meanwhile the naked bodies of two teenagers have been found with shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff.
1960s. Two half-brothers in an orphanage are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row. Earl Sheridan is a psychopath of the worst kind, but he has the potential to change the boys' lives forever. As the trio set off on a frenetic escape from the law through California and Texas, the two brothers must come to terms with the ever-growing tide of violence that follows in their wake.
Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. But he is proving elusive. Desperate for money--or maybe just desperate--Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary.
Biochemist Emma Caldridge comes to a remote Caribbean island in search of minerals believed to reverse the aging process. Instead she finds the island's innocent inhabitants descending one by one into a paralyzing sleep of the dead - victims of a long-dormant, terrifying, and incurable pandemic that could once again wreak unimaginable havoc if it escapes from the island to spread like wildfire across the globe.
Archie Goodwin is helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases when Tommie Williamson, son of a New York hotel magnate, goes missing. There is only one detective built for the job: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history - but first Goodwin must find Tommie Williamson, and prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place by his side.
Gideon Davis discovers evidence of an impending terrorist attack on U.S. soil and brings his suspicions to his ex-girlfriend, FBI Agent Nancy Clement. But her bosses are leery of Gideon's source: a meth-head informant affiliated with a white supremacist group. After his informant is murdered, Gideon enlists his brother, Tillman - newly sprung from prison through a presidential pardon - as an undercover operative to infiltrate a group of white supremacists who may be involved.
Kinsey Millhone's 38th birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose. Did the woman with a murky past kill herself-or was it murder? There is a dying old man and the son he mistreated, a lovely woman, a professional shoplifting ring, a brutal and unscrupulous gangster, a wandering husband, a spoiled kid awash in gambling debts, a lonely and mourning widower, and -- at the center of the web -- an elegant but ruthless businessman.
Abe Cushman, the evil genius behind a $60 billion Ponzi scheme, has killed himself and taken his secrets to the grave. Patrick Lloyd, a young Wall Street advisor at the world's largest Swiss bank, discovers that his girlfriend, Lilly, is directly tied to billions of dollars in losses suffered by a group of powerful investors whose identities and dirty finances are well hidden. Now the pair are in a run for their lives that leads to the heart of a clandestine operation, and to a cabal of powerful officials determined to keep their agenda hidden from the public.
A wealthy woman. A stealthy affair. An unhealthy obsession - with death. Martha Heydrich lives in a very big, very expensive house in Waldorf Pines, a very rich, very gated community west of Philadelphia. She drives a flashy pink sports car, joins all the local committees, sticks her nose in everyone's business - and gets on everyone's nerves. She is also, it is rumoured, having an affair with a local teenager. The very same teenager who is discovered one night - by Martha's husband - floating dead in the community pool.
LA burglar Junior Bender has been blackmailed by crime boss Trey Annunziato into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey's porn movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging. The star Trey has lined up to do all that's unwholesome on camera is Thistle Downing, America's beloved child star, who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. Junior knows what he should do - get Thistle out and find her help - but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of LA's scariest mob boss.
Following the enormous success of "The Thin Man" movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas, for the films that became "After the Thin Man" and "Another Thin Man." He brings back his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora, who return home to find Nora's family gardener murdered, pulling the couple back into another deadly game of cat and mouse.
When Alexei Devereux, a wealthy hermit, vanishes, leaving behind a suicide note and his Porsche, Detective Belsey discovers an opportunity - a new identity and a fortune - waiting for the taking. Unfortunately, there are others who share the detective's interest in Devereux, including Scotland Yard. A dead rich man with suspicious financial holdings is bound to have some dangerous ties and a few ruthless enemies.
A twin turbo prop plane plunges from the sky over the Montana mountains and crashes into the forest. On board are three members of the NTSB: pathologist Tommy Tomzak, Navy vet Kiki Duvall, and former FBI agent Isaiah Grey. Known in the field as "Crashers," they believe the wreck is no accident - the plane was brought down on purpose - and the culprits have only just begun. Led by an enigmatic, self-proclaimed patriot known as Calendar, a ruthless team of mercenaries are determined to stop the trio from blowing the whistle on the weapons trade.
The Tarzana Hookers learn that the entertainment biz can be deadly. The crochet group's informal leader, actress CeeCee Collins, has a movie out, and thanks to the Oscar buzz, she's scheduled to appear on the famous Barbara Olive Overton Show. Molly and the girls tag along, but when CeeCee's niece Nell-a production assistant on the show-is accused of poisoning one of the producers, Molly and the Hookers must set aside their crochet projects to clear Nell's name. And if they don't soon, someone else will be the next Hollywood headline.
The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon.
The murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of the crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses?
When Rink is ambushed by a team of highly skilled killers, Joe Hunter is pretty sure his firend is being used as bait. Joe has to go 'off radar' to rescue his friend. The deadly game of cat and mouse culminates on the rusty hulk of a container ship used by human traffickers and moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe's ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage.
Four years after Lauren Lawton's daughter disappeared, the world gave up looking. Lauren didn't though. She knows who took her oldest child and she fears that history is about to repeat itself with her younger daughter. But there isn't a shred of evidence against the cunning predator. Yet as Sheriff's detective Tony Mendez sifts through the murky circumstances of an increasingly disturbing unsolved crime, a stunning question changes everything they thought they knew.
When country music superstar Wade Springer rolls into town, Hayley spies an irresistible side gig: personal chef to her all-American idol. After he tries her home cooking, Wade is so impressed that he hires her on the spot - and invites her to dine with him alone. But then Wade's tour bus was torched overnight and a roadie named Mickey Pritchett came out well-done. But the real cause of death isn't barbecue: Mickey was shot, his mouth stuffed with one of Hayley's trademark chicken legs.
Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her anatomist husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. When one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage - a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. When their search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry.
Primavera Blackstone, raising her 10 year old son in a tranquil Spanish village, starts to wonder about her friend Shirley's new man. It starts when a casual thief tried to pick his pocket and is found a few days later with his face blown off.
November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions - between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration - begin to appear.
Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?
The body of a man is found hanging from a tree outside of Linkoping, Sweden. Superintendent Malin Fors, a young mother plagued by personal tragedies, is assigned to the case. Together with colleagues from Linkoping's Violent Crime Squad, she must find the man's identity.
Cecily Sinclair Baxter could use a Christmas miracle. The temporary replacement for Mrs. Chubb, the Pennyfoot's housekeeper, Beatrice Tucker fights with just about everyone, including celebrity London actor Archibald Armitage. When Armitage drops dead after Beatrice serves him some plum pudding, everyone assumes the huffy housekeeper is the culprit.
The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season-but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badger's End, cutting a lock of hair from his victims and sticking a gold angel on their foreheads. Cecily Sinclair Baxter already promised her husband that she'd take a hiatus from sleuthing. But three killings have created a blizzard of bad publicity-and guests are canceling their hotel reservations.
The police in Tanumshede begin to believe that what are apparently deadly car accidents are actually murders. Patrick Hedstrom is troubled by the case, but distracted with the arrangments for his wedding to Erica.
Jorge is a young drug dealer and escaped convict plotting revenge against the men who ratted him out. JW, a student having trouble keeping up appearances with the rich party crowd he's running with, is in desperate need of money. And Mrado, the muscle behind a Yugoslavian mob boss, who cracks fingers with one hand while stroking his daughter's cheek with the other, is growing tired of doing the dirty work without any reward.
In "Young Philby," Robert Littell tells the story of the spy's early years. In the words of his friends, lovers, and Soviet handlers we see the development of a fascinating, flawed man who kept people guessing about his ideals and allegiances until the very end.
London's annual Chelsea Flower Show is marred by the murder of an American tourist in an apparent random act of violence. But when Scotland Yard's Brock and Kolla investigate, they find that none of the many closed circuit cameras caught the killer's face. Yet the victim, a retired widow traveling with a long time family friend, seems an unlikely target for such an elaborate killing. Then a wealthy Russian oligarch is killed in the garden of his palatial estate not far from the hotel where the murdered tourist was staying.
Lt. Sigrid Herald and her mother Anne are in Colleton County to visit Anne's ailing mother, Mrs. Lattimore. Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are present when the group gathers at Mrs. Lattimore's home for dinner. There they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist who claims to be researching a new book on Southern vultures and who is Mrs. Lattimore's nephew. Anne can't shake the feeling that there is something familiar about Martin - something he doesn't want Anne or anyone else to discover.
Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are honeymooning in New York City. Deborah has been asked to deliver a package to Lt. Sigrid Harald of the NYPD. Sigrid offers to swing by the apartment where the couple are staying to pick up the box, but when she reaches the apartment, she discovers that it is missing and the doorman has been murdered. Despite their best efforts to enjoy a blissful getaway, Deborah and Dwight soon find that they've teamed up with Sigrid and her team to catch the killer before he strikes again.
Sam Levitt and Elena are enjoying the coastal sunshine and the delectable food and wine for which Marseille is known. Yet as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and sharklike developers on the other. Will Sam survive this caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse?
She was living the life she always wanted and was about to marry a wealthy banker. After he is arrested for the vicious killing of a nightclub owner, Charlotte's future is shattered. Then she opens her door to Keisha, an angry and frustrated stranger with a story to tell.
Caro Warrick was acquitted for the murder of her best friend Amelia Bettencourt, but the lingering doubts of everyone around Caro is affecting her life. Sharon McCone thinks she can settle the matter, but when Caro is brutally beaten right at Sharon's doorstep, her investigation takes on a whole new course. How many more people remain at risk until Amelia's murderer is finally caught?
Even the bright seaside village of Molena Point has been hit hard by the economic downturn, bringing a rash of foreclosures in which many residents are abandoning their family pets. While feline P. I. Joe Grey's human friends join together to care for the starving cats, a fire leaves a twelve-year-old boy homeless. The body of his alcoholic guardian is discovered in the smoldering ruins, causing Joe to wonder if escape was really impossible for the elderly woman or if something more sinister occurred.
Joe, Miles and Harry are growing up on the remote south coast of Tasmania. The brothers' lives are shaped by their father's moods - like the ocean he fishes, he is wild and unpredictable. He is a bitter man, with a devastating secret.
After the President's son and daughter are abducted, Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.
India, 1857. In a British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. A luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed. Lieutenant Victor Narraway must defend Tallis, though his superiors have already determined that a conviction will serve their purposes best.
Mike Ford grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out. As the Davies Group's rising star, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite men and women who really run Washington - and the world. But peddling influence, he soon learns, is familiar work: even with a pedigree, a con is still a con.
Rebus returns. And he finds himself in trouble with Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium. The problem being, no one else wants to go there - and that includes Rebus's fellow officers.
Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm - until he's put on a case that turns his whole world upside down. Sheryl Harrison is serving a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband, who she claims was abusive. The case is settled - there shouldn't be anything for Jamie to do - except now Sheryl's fourteen-year-old daughter, Karen, is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant. Sheryl is a matching donor - and is willing to die to save her daughter. But suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal.
Sherri Travis is three months behind on her mortgage and it will be last call for the Sunset Bar and Grill if she doesn't come up with some cash. So when Aunt Kay offers to pay Sherri to ask a few questions about Holly Mitchell's death, it sounds like easy money. But it quickly descends into a dangerous world of drugs, sex workers, and perversion. Did Holly really take the highball exit, or was she murdered? And what happened to her baby?
1960s. Mr. Gibbon moves into Miss Ball's rooming house with the chocolate-loving Mrs. Gneiss. Mrs. Gneiss's son Herbie has been drafted, and since Herbie is fighting for his country, Mr. Gibbon, a patriotic veteran of three wars, feels that he too should do something for his country. He persuades Miss Ball and Mrs. Gneiss to join him. They decide to rob the Mount Holly Trust Company because it is managed by a small dark man who is probably a communist. There are some complications.
1914. After Lady Elspeth's new fiance Alain is mobilized into the French army, she makes her way back to England. During the harrowing return she is rescued from a battle by Captain Peter Gilchrist. Back in London she enrolls in a nursing course, where she meets a fellow nurse in training, Bess Crawford. She will return to the war, and Alain, and Peter Gilchrist.
Wesley emerges from prison the perfect hit man: calculating, deadly, and ice-cold. As Wesley begins to see the root of all he has learned to hate, he and a youth just out of reform school, known only as The Kid, begin to take out political targets. In a final burst of understanding, Wesley decides to leave The Kid behind. But not before he writes his own suicide note - in dynamite.
An omnibus of the three John Holbrook Vance mysteries: THE FOX VALLEY MURDERS, THE PLEASANT GROVE MURDERS, and THE DARK OCEAN.
Bride-to-be Josie Marcus can't wait to marry Ted. But her wedding plans are put on hold when Molly, a maniacal bridezilla who wants Ted for her own, is shot - and Josie's mother-in-law becomes the prime suspect.
On the North Wales coast two people traffickers are brutally murdered, a drug dealer is mown down in inner-city Stockport and in a remote Pennine cottage a police informant is shot dead. Seemingly random, these murders are the work of one professional hitman. Covert officer Marie Donovan finds herself working with DI Jack Brennan, a high-flying detective with a tarnished career. Soon, mistrustful of each other and their superiors, both begin to suspect that they are mere pawns in a complex game of criminal rivalry and police corruption. Out on her own, Marie finds herself with no friends, no one to trust. And nowhere to hide.
As Christmas approaches in Weatherford, Texas, Phyllis Newsom is decorating her house in preparation for the Jingle Bell Tour. The last thing she expects is that one of her ceramic gingerbread men will be used to commit murder.
Eve Turner, one of Phyllis's boarders - and her best friend - is moving out and getting married to the affable Roy Porter. But the marriage doesn't last long past the honeymoon. When Roy's found dead at a Weatherford bed-and-breakfast, Eve's the top suspect. Now Phyllis must find out who iced Roy before her friend finds herself behind bars.
Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden - sellers of fruit and vegetables on the streets of London - Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are deeply skeptical about the cause of his death. Maisie Dobbs' inquiries lead her to a callous press baron; a has-been politician named Winston Churchill, lingering in the hinterlands of power; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla.
Ex-CIA agent Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. He now owns bars around the world as cover for his real mission - working undercover for a secret network as mysterious as it is powerful, while using his skills to find his child. Now the kidnappers have offered a deadly deal: they'll surrender Sam's child...if Sam finds and murders the one man who can expose them.
It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany. Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of a family scandal, and realizing he can never marry Emma Barrington, has joined the Merchant Navy. When a German U-boat sinks his ship, Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star, among them an American named Tom Bradshaw. That night, when Bradshaw dies, Harry seizes a chance to bury his past - by assuming the man's identity.
Ex-Army Ranger Quinn Colson is the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his tough-as-nails deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. And when the two cases collide, Quinn and his allies are forced to realize that, though they may be home from the war, they are now in the fight of their lives.
The quaint Highland village of Braikie doesn't have much to lure tourists to it, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth.
Contractor Mel Turner has the chance to restore a coveted historic house. The new owners hope she can encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the paranormal charm of their haunted bed and breakfast. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house. But during the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant - when the former owner is murdered. Now Mel must coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer.
Starring Dreamland's Whiplash unit. The Air Force is drawn into a conflict in post-Gadhafi Libya that will test their newest invention - a highly advanced, unmanned aerial drone.
Two seemingly unrelated murders have taken FBI forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick to Amsterdam. Her sketch of a killer reveals the face of a female CIA agent believed to be dead. This is followed by the murder of a witness and the disappearance of the missing agent's husband.
TV host and famous chef Antonio Benet roars into Timber Ridge, North Carolina - the home of Eleanor Swift's delectable pizzeria - for a book signing and manages to insult Eleanor, her deliciously saucy sister Maddie, and everyone else within earshot. So Eleanor knows she is on the menu of suspects who would bury a kitchen knife between the rolling-in-dough chef's shoulders. But she knows there are plenty of others there too.
Hosting an award-winning novelist is quite a Christmas coup for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society. But when he's murdered in Lizzie Turner's house, she's got a holiday homicide on her hands...
When a snowmobile crashes into the woods behind the Cackleberry Club cafe, Suzanne finds her town's most-hated banker beheaded by a wire staked in the snow. Now some of her best customers are prime suspects with a bushel of motives - and the murder investigation is snowballing.
A devout enemy of Jack, Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark's past. All they have to do is catch him. With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack, Jr. to stop a growing threat emerging in the Middle East, where a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure four nuclear warheads they can use to blackmail any world power into submission - or face annihilation.
Dixie Hemingway accepts a job taking care of celebrity linebacker Cupcake Trillin's cats while he's away. Then Dixie finds a high-profile fashion model in Cupcake's house. The woman refuses to leave and she also claims to be Cupcake's wife. Only problem? Dixie has met Cupcake's wife - and she's not this woman. Before long Dixie is spun into the world of counterfeit high fashion...and a whole lot of cat fur. When a valuable list of fake-merchandise sellers goes missing, the criminals go after Dixie.
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Dr. Siri is dragged into one last job for the Lao government: supervising an excavation for the remains of a U.S. fighter pilot who went down in the remote northern Lao jungle ten years earlier. The presence of American soldiers in Laos is a hot-button issue for both the Americans and the Lao involved, and the search party includes high-level politicians and scientists. But one member of the party is found dead, setting off a chain of accidents Dr. Siri suspects are not completely accidental.
In Almagen, a small village in the Andalucian mountains, Staffe nurses himself back from the brink of death. One day his friend, Manolo, takes Staffe to visit Almeria and tells him about a body that has been found buried in an old greenhouse by the Mediterranean. Staffe becomes inexorably drawn to the case and befriends a journalist, Raul, who presents the killing as a simple case of drug-trafficking gone wrong, but it soon emerges that this murder mirrors the methods of torture used during Spain's brutal civil war. When Raul plunges to his death in a drunken car crash, Almagen's own secret past slowly rises to the surface.
Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe. A reluctant hero, Gaius Vinius Clodianus is hand-picked for high rank in the Praetorian Guard, a brave man striving for decency in a world of corruption and deceit. Flavia Lucilla, tending the privileged women at court, hears the intimate secrets of a ruler who plays with the lives of his subjects as if he were indeed a careless god. In the dark shadow of Domitian's reign, Clodianus and Lucilla play out their own complex tale of resilience, friendship and love. Unwilling witnesses to Domitian's descent into insanity, these ordinary people must choose between their sworn duty to protect the Emperor and an act of courage that will change the future of Rome.
A rapist in a police uniform stalks Hal Challis's Peninsula beat, there is a serial armed robber headed in his direction and a home invasion that's a little too close to home. Not to mention a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on Challis's patch. Meanwhile, at the Waterloo Police Station, Challis finds his officers have their own issues. Scobie Sutton, still struggling with his wife's depression, seems to be headed for a career crisis; and something very interesting is going on between Constable Pam Murphy and Jeanne Schiff, the feisty young sergeant on assignment from the Sex Crimes Unit.
A hiker discovers the bodies of wine patriarch Pietro Cubbiddu and his wife in the Apennines. The carabinieri investigate and release their findings: they are dealing with a murder-suicide. Not long afterwards, Gideon Oliver and his wife, Julie, are in Tuscany visiting their friends, the Cubbiddu offspring. The renowned Skeleton Detective is asked to reexamine the bones. When he does, he reluctantly concludes that the carabinieri, competent though they may be, have gotten almost everything wrong. Whatever it was that happened in the mountains, a murder-suicide it was not.
A young paralegal is brutally killed. A homeless Iraq war veteran has been caught with the murder weapon and the victim's belongings - and he can't remember what happened. Jason Kolarich has been asked by the young man's aunt to defend him. But Kolarich soon discovers that the game has already been rigged - and that he himself is about to become the next target.
Before she's even unpacked her office at Georgetown University's forensic pathology department, Dr. Samantha Owens is called to consult on a case. An unknown pathogen released into the Washington Metro has caused nationwide panic. Three people died-just three. Sam painstakingly dissects the lives of those three victims and makes an unsettling conclusion. This is no textbook terrorist causing mayhem with broad strokes, but an artist wielding a much finer, more pointed instrument of destruction.
When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she's wearing something that holds the key to her identity but also opens up a mystery. Embroidered on her blouse is her will, in which she bequeaths everything she owns to her niece - Emily Hame, a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy Devonshire's Crewel World needlework shop. But Emily's aunt turns out to be the second homeless woman to be found dead in Excelsior, Minnesota.
No one likes to come home to a mess - least of all, Monk and Natalie. Returning home after an extended stay in New Jersey Natalie discovers a stranger has been occupying her house, and worse, she's dead.
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree and Ellie are in the Maine woods building a cottage porch. But they are being watched by a recently escaped convict. Dewey Hooper was convicted of murder on Jake's testimony and now he wants revenge.
Chaloner is thrust into extra investigations involving threats of assassination, a stolen corpse - and a scheme to frame the Queen for treason!
April Moss writes obituaries for the "Miami Herald." Her son, Sawyer, also a writer, has been scripting a cable TV series called "Miami Ops". In "Miami Ops," a serial killer is using obituaries published in the local paper as a blueprint for selecting his next victims. But midway through the season, a copycat appears off-screen, a real-life killer who is using the same strategy to select victims. When this serial killer crosses paths with the reclusive Thorn, he has no choice but to leave his sanctuary in Key Largo and join forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating the murders.
When a young girl is found dead at the base of Hadrian's Wall, it's not long before Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels realises her death was no ordinary homicide. She was thrown from a great height and was probably alive before she hit the ground. Then a local businessman reports his daughter missing. Has Daniels found the identity of her victim, or is a killer playing a sickening game? As the murder investigation team delve deeper into the case and a mountain of obstacles, time is running out for one terrified girl.
Criminal investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen is sent to a macabre crime scene on the outskirts of Oslo: an abandoned shed that is covered in blood. On one wall is an eight-digit number written in blood. There is no sign of a victim - is it just a kid's prank, or foul play? Is it even human blood? As more bloody numbers are found throughout Oslo, Hanne's colleague Hakon Sand discovers that the eight-digit number corresponds to the filing number of foreign immigrants waiting to be granted Norwegian citizenship - all female, all missing.
DI Faraday is gone and police are left reeling. As his boss attempts to limit any possible PR damage his one time shadow on the force, ex-D/C Winter, is ever more concerned that he may have made the biggest mistake of his life throwing his lot with the city's drug baron, Bazza McKenzie.
Champion of the mystery section at a small-town Minnesota library, Karen Nash embarks on a literary tour of Britain. But she is dumped by the love of her mid-life, Dave, hours before takeoff - and then spies him at the airport with a young honey on his arm! Then a guest at her bibliophile B&B is murdered. And then, when Dave and his cutie turn up in London, Karen realizes they are an assassin's target.
Sonya Iverson, intrepid TV producer, is working on a story about the auction of the magnificent Braganza Diamond when the gem's owner, Wade Bruckheimer, is found dead - poisoned, along with his parrot - in his palatial apartment. Suspects abound - not just those intent on the diamond, but others who had personal reasons to dislike the murdered man. Sonya's interviews may hold the key to solving Wade's murder - which makes her not just a sleuth, but the killer's next target.
A best friend murdered. A marriage going nowhere. A deadly obsession. Nicky's had more than her share of heartache. So when she meets a hot young stranger she thinks a little flirting can help her forget the past. She's married, but it's innocent enough. Except what starts as fun leads to a terrible ordeal, and a dark secret. Nicky's about to discover that the scars of love can last a lifetime.
Erica Falck attempts to learn why her mother saved an old Nazi medal. The only person in the small Swedish town of Fjallbacka who might know, a retired history teacher, is evasive and, two days later, found brutally murdered. She turns to her mother's wartime diary to find who is prepared to kill ruthlessly to protect old secrets.
When her boyfriend Kevin's ex-fiancee arrives looking for a second chance, Dae O'Donnell finds herself heartbroken and concerned by the sudden change in her gift. After touching a medallion owned by a local man, she begins to have visions of his death and of a kidnapped young girl crying out for help. When an actual child goes missing, the FBI steps in to take over the case. But Dae can't ignore her visions of the girl, or the fact that Kevin's ex-fiancee might be the only person who can help find her.
After the crew of a yacht, including the Prime Minister's god-daughter, is kidnapped by Somali pirates, MI5 operative Dan Shepherd goes undercover onto a container ship that he knows will be targeted by the pirates. However, while he is on the ship, his family is vulnerable to an attack by the Real IRA, which is hunting him.
Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer gets hung up on an antique tapestry that may lead to sunken treasure and be a motive for murder. Elderly Chestor Cantor is thrilled to show Marcy the tapestry, which he believes reveals the location of pirate treasure off the Oregon coast. When Chestor is murdered, it seems someone may want the treasured tapestry desperately enough to kill for it.
When a salvage company arrives in Briar Creek to dig up treasure buried over three hundred years ago, the locals are torn. When the local tourism director who hired the company is found murdered, library director Lindsey Norris must do some digging of her own - before the killer buries the truth for good.
Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy must defend Amino Diallo, a Senegalese Muslim immigrant, after a Boston firefighter is shot and killed in the line of duty while rescuing her and her fifteen-year-old son, Malick, from their burning store. Diallo is targeted by a gunman in open court, a key defense witness is attacked, and documents are stolen. Someone is trying to stop Sarah and Clancy from winning the case.
A collection starring the world's most beloved barrister, including a fragment of a new Rumpole story that Mortimer was working on when he died in January 2009.
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent approaches them to crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn. As they delve deeper into the case, the pair find themselves immersed in a terrifying world of inter-gang drug wars and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own...
FBI Agent Rachel Wolfe discovers that a notorious gun runner has been murdered at his home in London, his body set on fire. When a second victim perishes under identical circumstances, she races to solve a mystery that revolves around the unexplained death of nine mountaineers in the Dytatlov Pass five decades before and the Russian thief and former assassin known as the Scythian.
Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When teens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, the girls stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families. The grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is one of the world's wealthiest men and the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is the Illinois Democratic candidate for Senate. For V.I.Warshawski, questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania?
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime. A badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. Meanwhile Assistant DA Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life - a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
Shan, now an inspector of irrigation and sewer ditches in a remote Tibetan township, finds the bodies of two unidentified men and a Tibetan nun strewn across the grounds of an old Buddhist temple undergoing restoration. When he discovers that a nearby village has been converted into a new internment camp for Tibetan dissidents arrested in Beijing's latest pacification campaign, Shan recognizes the dangerous landscape he has entered. To find justice for the victims and to protect an American woman who witnessed the murders, Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams. ____Penney, Stef. THE INVISIBLE ONES. Berkley, 20.00 tp. Small-time private detective Ray Lovell was been hired to find Rose Janko, the estranged daughter of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he's been chosen more for his blood than for his investigative skills. Still, he's surprised by the intense hostility he encounters from the Jankos, who haven't had an easy past. Touched by tragedy, they're either cursed or hiding a terrible secret - the discovery of which Ray can't help suspecting is connected to Rose's disappearance.
England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband are sent to Scotland to pursue an elusive traitor through a network involving exotic chocolates, daredevil aviators, and a secret recipe that must be recovered at any cost.
When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton's biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine.
When a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels - perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture - NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.
A series of robberies have begun to plague Long Farnden, and Lois's own daughter, Josie, is shaken when a thief makes off with a hundred pounds from the till in her grocery shop. But before Josie's policeman fiance can crack the case, someone cracks Lois's husband on the head when he interrupts a burglary in progress. Now Lois-and the besotted Inspector Cowgill-must determine who's cleaning out Long Farnden, and clean up after an increasingly violent crime spree.
Only days after her boyfriend moves in, a guest touring Story's hives turns up dead. As if a dead body isn't enough to put a damper on romance, Story becomes a prime suspect - leaving her no choice but to find the murderer before she ends up getting stung herself.
Wexford tries to retire, but his advice is needed. The bodies of two women and a man have been discovered in the old coal hole of an attractive house in St. John's Wood. None carries identification. But the man's pockets contain 40,000 pounds worth of jewellery.
Three stories featuring NYPD's Lt. Eve Dallas.
Wily con man Billy Blanchard was caught trying to run a scam on a shady Detroit businessman, did time for his crimes, and has successfully kept that part of his past covered up ever since. Now he is celebrity chef Billy Blessing, co-host of the morning show "Wake Up, America!". But when Eddie Patton, a nosy ex-cop with a long memory, tries to blackmail him, Billy may have to pay up or to see the embarrassing truth blogcast to the world. And when Patton winds up dead, it's just the first in a string of killings that has America's most beloved TV host scrambling for clues and desperate to clear his name.
Has deli owner and former New Yorker Gwen 'Nashville' Katz bitten off more than she can chew? The spunky owner of Murray's Pastrami Swami finds the McCoy's Bakery delivery guy dead right in front of her deli, and his employers want to settle someone's corned beef hash. With the pregnant wife of the expired driver due any minute and her policeman brother turning up the heat, Gwen's in quite a pickle-she's a prime suspect and is about to face a grilling hot enough to sizzle a Hebrew National Frankfurter.
When Becca Robbins, amateur sleuth and queen of the country fair jam-and-preserve booth, discovers a murder on the fair grounds, she fears that all the evidence will point to her carny ex-husband. Becca can't help feeling something is wrong with the fair in general, and to save her reformed ex, she'll have to add another murder investigation to her resume.
A dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. Less than two weeks later, the alleged killer's body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet in the back of his head. Rutledge discovers that the dead man was not who he claimed to be. Was there something in the victim's past that led to his murder? The inspector's only clue is a gold locket, found around the dead man's neck, that leads back to Essex and an insular village whose occupants will do anything to protect themselves from notoriety.
When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the San Pedro Harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor. Their paths will cross with other Wambaugh characters: the surfer cops known as "Flotsam and Jetsam," aspiring actor "Hollywood Nate" Weiss, young Britney Small, along with new members of the midwatch.
P.I. Boone Daniels risks the wrath of his fellow boarders after he agrees to defend a young man accused of murdering a beloved surfer and local legend.
When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protege, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - -he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes...and plan new ones. From Manhattan's mahogany-paneled law offices to its modern penthouse lofts and dimly lit nightclubs, the trail of entrapment and murder leads to a shocking act that no one could ever have anticipated.