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Michelle and Erica are frantically preparing for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Fair where their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth. Thank goodness the teenagers from Erica's comic book club are chipping in to help. But one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman's body is found in an abandoned house - with the teen's superhero key ring close by.
Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip to San Francisco with Officer Tyler "Smiley" Dekker on one condition - she must return with a rare copy of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest for her irascible employer, Vera Van Alst. Smiley, a Dashiell devotee himself, is excited to be in the city of Sam Spade and the Continental Op - and also plans to visit his previously unmentioned estranged grandmother, who lives on Telegraph Hill. But the trip goes downhill fast when Jordan is pushed from a cable car and barely escapes death. And when a dark sedan tries to run the couple down, it's clear someone's after them - but who?
A gig as guest lecturer at the university in Budapest should have been a dream job for a travelling criminologist and food lover. But one of Cait's new students pleads with her to solve her grandmother's brutal slaying. She agrees, but when she is repeatedly hassled by a weird colleague, and as bizarre details about the student's family members come to light, Cait is beset by uncertainty. As she gets closer to the truth, Cait's investigation puts the powers-that-be on high alert, and her instincts tell her she's in grave danger. BC author.
After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden room where salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But it may not be the discs the thief was interested in.
Melanie has decided to return to her old job at Howard Academy, a posh private school attended by the children of Greenwich's well-heeled gentry. Balancing work, motherhood, and the hectic dog show circuit takes some fancy footwork, especially when the headmaster taps her to be the chairman of the school's Christmas Bazaar. But everything goes awry when a prize show dog goes missing and Santa turns up dead.
When the body of a young woman is found in a tiny Welsh church, laid out with obvious tenderness in the annexe where dead were stored for burial in medieval times, it represents an irrestistibly intriguing puzzle for DC Fiona Griffiths, given her unusual empathy with the dead. And when Fiona's investigations lead her to an obscure and secretive monastery hidden in a remote valley, she finds that the dead girl is far from the only victim of a sinister melding of modern crime and medieval religious practices.
Danish police investigator Louise Rick is assigned a case involving a fifteen-year-old who vanished a week earlier. When Louise realizes that the missing teenager is the son of a butcher from Hvalsoe, she seizes the opportunity to combine the search for the teen with her personal investigation of her boyfriend's long-ago death.
The time has come for change - and for Darcy to move out of Aunt Ve's house. Darcy's belongings are stashed in Aunt Ve's garage, alongside a mess of memories, forgotten possessions, and, to both Ve and Darcy's horror, a pile of old bones. It turns out they belong to Ve's long missing second husband. Now Darcy must unpack old secrets to solve a cold case - and make sure her aunt isn't looking at a spell behind bars.
1888. Young Scottish scientist James Murray, accompanied by his sister Lucy, is summoned to Turin, the city where he once apprenticed to a world-famous criminologist. Sofia Esposito, a woman he once loved and lost, cannot get help from the police after her 15-year-old cousin vanished. As he embarks on his search for the missing girl, Murray uncovers a series of mysterious disappearances of young women and rumours of a haunted abbey on the outskirts of the city.
Tawcester Towers, the family seat of the Lyminsters, has suffered an unwelcome injection of distant cousins, so distant that they aren't even British! Count Igor and Countess Lyudmilla Bashusky had to flee Russia after the Revolution and have spent the intervening years building up debts in the hotels of Europe's capitals and sponging off ever more exasperated (and distant) relatives. The Bashuskys' arrival at Tawcester Towers causes a stir, and it's up to Blotto and Twinks, that indefatigable duo, to provide a solution to get them back to Russia. Reversing the Russian Revolution and restoring the Tsar, if necessary.
At Seattle's Pike Place Market, Spice Shop owner Pepper Reece is enjoying a welcome visit from her mother, Lena. While browsing in the artists' stalls, Pepper and Lena drool over stunning pottery made by a Market newcomer. But when Lena recognizes the potter, Bonnie Clay, as an old friend who disappeared years ago, the afternoon turns sour. To Pepper's surprise, Bonnie seems intimately connected to her family's past. After Bonnie is murdered only days later, Pepper is determined to uncover the truth.
A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the sheriff's department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide. More investigation suggests a serial killer has been kidnapping, torturing, and mutilating victims all over the US for at least 25 years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception. The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they are forced to ask for help from Robert Hunter, once a criminal behaviour psychologist and lead detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD.
New Orleans. Enjoying dinner at Commander's Palace with her beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, Carmela finds the food and the company equally divine - with the exception of Isabelle Black stopping by to brag about her upcoming wedding. Leaving the restaurant, the couple is interrupted once again - this time by a terrifying scream from inside the legendary Lafayette cemetery. Rushing to investigate, Carmela and Edgar find Isabelle lying across an aboveground tomb, strangled with a piece of vintage lace.
With a controversial presidential election just weeks away, Quarry is hired to carry out a rare political assignment: kill the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a passionate Civil Rights crusader and campaigner for the underdog candidate. But when a hate group out of Ferguson, Missouri, turns out to be gunning for the same target, Quarry starts to wonder just who it is he's working for.
With their shared love of history and all things apple, Meg and Seth pick Thomas Jefferson's orchards at Monticello as the perfect getaway. While they enjoy the beautiful sights, there's a rotten addition to the agenda when Meg's parents discover their handyman dead in the backyard. With a bitter police chief eyeing Meg's father as a suspect, Meg and Seth have to cut their honeymoon short to find the root of the problem.
F. X. Shepherd is juggling a new job as a PI, while keeping up with his strangely popular pet column. He is hired by a congressman who has received death threats, part of the escalating war between the Republican Party and Tea Party extremists. A series of murders of gun rights politicos at a presidential convention ratchets up the stakes, and Shepherd must fight off his liberal parents, do-anything-for-a-story reporter Jeannie Mac, and a gang of mysterious gunmen.
Who could have imagined that, among the wooden mannequins of the O'Brian fashion house, a man's body would lie? After The Hotel of the Three Roses, here are three more flowers for Inspector De Vincenzi: orchids, each one announcing a grisly murder.
John Corey's new assignment with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group is monitoring Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission. Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't, the all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton, it's up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why?
London, 1912, and the famed Ballet Russes have come to London to perform. Anticipation is high, for Diaghilev's troupe is renowned throughout Europe. At the end of their famed performance of Thamar at the Royal Opera House, the Georgian queen stabs her prince to death and throws him into the river. But life mirrors art when the prince is found truly dead, stabbed through the heart in the orchestra pit below stage. But the corpse is not the dancer in the programme. It is his understudy.
Nature's Way Market & Cafe owner, holistic doctor, and amateur sleuth, Willow McQuade is asked to cater a party at Pure, an organic vineyard. It is being put on by Willow's old boyfriend and TV producer, Simon Lewis, winemaker David Farmer, and his wife Ivy, to kick off North Fork's Uncorked! week and the competition for Wine Lovers magazine's $200,000 prize. The wine flows freely until after Simon's toast when it is discoverd that Ivy's twin sister Amy has been poisoned.
Liss returns a dognapped Scottish terrier to its owner, a well-heeled woman named Deidre Amendole. Deidre and her Dancing Doggies recently won Variety Live, and the trio is slated to appear in the reality show's "champion of champions" competition. But for Deidre, the contest is over before it's begun when she turns up dead. Deidre's daughter asks Liss to help find out what happened to her mother - and to take Deidre's place on the upcoming show.
Jack Taggart is once again thrown into conflict with his longtime nemesis, Satans Wrath gang leader Damien Zabat. When Jack obtains evidence to implicate Damien's son, Buck, in a murder, he thinks he finally has what he needs to get Damien to turn informant. But little does Taggart know that a new, even more terrifying, enemy is on the rise.
When Darren Hatman reports his daughter missing, DI Wesley Peterson isn't too concerned. Leanne Hatman is an aspiring model, keen to abandon her native Devon for the bright lights of London. However, Darren's claim that a photographer has been stalking Leanne soon changes Wesley's opinion. Leanne works at Eyecliffe Castle, once home to the wealthy D'Arles family and now converted into a luxury hotel. When Darren himself is found brutally murdered in the castle grounds, the police fear Leanne has met a similar fate. But, if so, where is her body?
As if a run-in with an old flame and a failed marriage proposal weren't enough to horrify bookstore cafe owner Krissy for one night, a woman is found strangled to death in a room filled with ominous jack-o'-lanterns. All signs suggest a crime of passion - but when the hostess's jewelry disappears, malevolent intentions seem way more likely.
Halloween. In addition to a riverboat gambler-theme engagement party and a murder mystery dinner for charity, Dixie, Tennessee, party planner Liv McKay must also endure her duties at the annual businesswomen's retreat and the antics of a celebrity ghost-hunting diva. Then the ladies stumble across a dead body in a cemetery - Morgan Robison, a party girl with a penchant for married men and stirring up a cauldron of drama.
Nature s Way Market & Cafe owner, holistic doctor, and amateur sleuth, Willow McQuade is asked to cater a party at Pure, an organic vineyard. It is being put on by Willow's old boyfriend and TV producer, Simon Lewis, winemaker David Farmer, and his wife Ivy, to kick off North Fork s Uncorked! week and the competition for Wine Lovers magazine's $200,000 prize. The wine flows freely until after Simon s toast when it is discoverd that Ivy's twin sister Amy has been poisoned.
A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading Dr. F. Klein. Frieda is taken to see the body and realizes with horror that it is Sandy, her ex-boyfriend. She's certain that the killer is Dean Reeve - the man who has never stopped haunting her. But the police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect.
Detective Antoinette Conway's new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. But Antoinette thinks she's seen her somewhere before. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and her partner Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. But Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be.
June 28, 1980. After Kelly Michelle Lund shoots and kills Oscar-nominated director John McFadden at a party in his home, she instantly becomes a media sensation, her chilling smile fodder for national nightmares. But the 17 year old refuses to share her motives, and serves 30 years without breaking silence. Five years after her release, Kelly's father-in-law, movie legend Sterling Marshall, is found in a pool of blood in his home in the Hollywood Hills - dead from a shot to the head, just like his old friend John McFadden. Kelly is the obvious suspect, but this time she has some unexpected allies who believe her innocent. But is she?
20th edition: the best stories of 2016. Includes Leonard, Bell, Coffin and King among others.
Nicki Janssen's days are numbered, but she refuses to accept her fate lying down. Defying her father and doctors, she hits the road with a pocketful of cash, a bus ticket - and a romantic fantasy of riding off with her childhood crush. Handsome, dangerous Brad Ward is facing a different kind of sentence. Sent to prison for felony murder, he has escaped and rekindled his relationship with Nicki. But when Nicki's father joins forces with a deputy sheriff, the search for the runaways ignites a manhunt - a blistering chase that accelerates with every stolen car, every act of violence...
A Deptford dockwoker discovers the body of a dead woman. Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross investigates but can find no witness to the murder of the well-dressed, middle-aged woman. Meanwhile, Ben's wife Lizzie reluctantly agrees to visit the debt collector in Deptford for family friend Edgar Wellings, who has a gambling addiction and no way to repay his debts. But when she arrives she finds her husband is investigating the murder of the woman in question. Edgar, it turns out, was the last man to see the victim alive and he had good reason to want her dead.
When Arthur Conan Doyle killed off his fictional sleuth in the 1893 story "The Final Problem," distraught readers resorted to producing their own versions of Sherlock Holmes' adventures thus inventing the now-common genre of fan fiction. These tales by famous and lesser-known devotees offer the best of early Sherlockian tributes and parodies.
Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora's 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there's an even worse discovery - at the kids' last known destination, a dead body.
Draper, Utah, a tight-knit Mormon community, is thrown into upheaval when their ward's second counselor - one of the bishop's right-hand men - is found dead in an elaborately staged murder on church property. Carl Ashby was known as a devout Mormon, a pillar of the community, and a loving husband and father. But an autopsy reveals Carl Ashby was a biological female. Church officials seem to be more upset by Carl's gender than by his murder, and more concerned with hushing up the story than solving the crime. Linda realizes that if the police are to catch the killer, they are going to need an ally on the inside - and she is the only one who can help.
A middle-aged man jumps under a tube train at Shepherd's Bush station, and a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, in a country lane puzzlingly far from her home on the White City Estate: two unrelated incidents which occupy DCI Bill Slider and his team during a slack period. But links to a cold case, another dead teenager pulled out of the River Thames, create doubts as to whether they are indeed unrelated.
Supervisor Wiggins at Heaven's Department of Good Intentions dispatches Bailey Ruth to her old hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma, to help a single mother and struggling writer. Deidre Davenport is almost broke, supporting two children, and hoping to get a faculty job with the Goddard College English Department. Professor Jay Knox is the one who decides who gets the job, but he's more interested in Deidre's body than her body of work. Shortly after his advances are rejected, Knox turns up dead - with Deidre's fingerprints found on the murder weapon.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighbourhood's high crime rate. But IQ, a loner and a high school dropout, has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. Usually he charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. But to get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger.
37 short stories. This collection of writers such as Martin Edwards, Jurgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge reveals not just the evil side of Moriarty's personality, but his humanity, his motivations and his human failings.
Annabelle is hired to paint the murals for a new coffee house, but a series of spooky sounds and strange happenings convince the owners that their new shop is haunted. They want Annabelle and her coven to evict the restless spirit before the grand opening. Annabelle believes it all just hocus pocus. But when her search reveals hidden smugglers' tunnels beneath the shop - and a dead body - Annabelle, her furry familiar Alastair, and the coven suddenly find themselves in a cat and mouse game with a killer.
Local author. 1906. Levi Hayes returns from San Quentin after serving five years for the theft of $30,000 in gold coins from the San Francisco Mint. He plans to take revenge on the now-powerful Healey brothers who set him up and had his barroom, House of Blazes, seized by court order. With his nephew Mack he is propelled through saloon halls, gambling dens, back alleys, and brothels before his scheme backfires. In lock-up as the great earthquake hits, Levi and Mack must escape the collapsing building and burning city to get to the gold coins, with Quinn Healey determined to get his own revenge on them.
Boston reporter Alexandra James is assigned to cover the death of Thom Carlyle, the son of a powerful Washington insider who fell from the top of a Harvard bell tower. Or was he pushed? She chases leads from Harvard Yard to the courtyards of Cambridge, England, from a clandestine rendezvous in London to the inside of a nuclear terrorist network. But when she goes to Washington, DC for a key interview that promises to tie everything together, Alex the hunter becomes Alex the hunted: an assassin is dispatched, her laptop disappears, her phone is tapped.
When an MRI reveals that Caroline Cushion has a bullet lodged near the base of her skull, she confronts her parents and learns that she had been adopted at the age of three, after her real parents were murdered in cold blood and Caroline had been hit by a single gunshot to the neck. Now, 34 years later, she returns to her hometown to learn whatever she can about who her parents were, and why they died.
Kathleen is excited to meet three old pals of her beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, while they visit charming Mayville Heights on business. But the reunion is cut short when one of the friends is killed - and the evidence points toward Marcus as the murderer.
When Jane Wheeler witnesses her lover Anil's murder, she suddenly finds herself the target of his killer. Rushed to an anonymous police safehouse after an attempt on her life, it soon becomes clear that the man she thought she knew was actually an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack. While Jane tries to piece together a description of the killer and provide the clues that will identify him and help stop the attack, she doesn't know that the killer has already found out where she is.
What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Some explore the spirit of Holmes himself; others tell of detectives themselves inspired by Holmes's adventures or methods.
January, Fjallbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn't manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedstrom receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment. And it's likely she's not the only one.
1972. A young cyclist frantically rings on K2's doorbell, desperate to speak to the detective. K2 soon discovers that the boy is being pursued by his colleagues in the Oslo police, and a bloody knife is found in the boy's pocket: a knife that matches the stab wounds of a politician who has just been killed in the street. But the suspect refuses to talk, his identity is unknown, and K2 can't explain why a guilty man would travel straight to a police detective from the scene of his own brutal crime?
With their coven's spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie - along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian - are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy's infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun. The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered.
Chocolate authority Hayden Mundy Moore is in London as a consultant when the ex-husband of Hayden's client is found murdered in Hayden's lodgings. The victim was bludgeoned with a stone metlapil, used to grind cacao beans. Now, amid the terraced town houses and local pubs, a killer is lurking - and the police have an assortment of suspects: a culinary rival, an ambitious agent, a recently-sacked assistant, and unfortunately, Hayden herself.
London, 1942. Under the cover of the nightly blackouts, a madman is brutally killing and mutilating young women in eerie and exact re-creations of Jack the Ripper's crimes. What's more, he's targeting women who are reporting for duty to be Winston Churchill's spies and saboteurs abroad. The officers at MI-5 quickly realize they need the help of special agent Maggie Hope to find the killer.
When China stakes a dubious claim in the hotly disputed waters of the East China Sea, Japan pressures the US to forcefully intervene. Troy Pearce and his team are dispatched to Tokyo to defuse the situation. What they find is a quagmire of hawkish politicians, nationalistic fervor, special interests with their own hidden agendas, and possibly the greatest military threat that America has ever faced. In this treacherous atmosphere it will require all of Pearce's cunning - and his team's technological prowess - to separate the truth from misdirection, and prevent the world from plunging into war.
On the remote Isle of Harris in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a man washes up on a deserted beach, hypothermic and completely disoriented. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his condition is a map of the island showing a desolate, ancient path called the Coffin Road. With a sense of dread and no clear idea what lies at the other end, he knows he must follow the trail if he has any hope of discovering his identity.
A collection of short stories.
It's a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers - Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini. They've scored a gig at New York City's Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes. But when a dazzling diva of a dancer is found dead under the stage, there's quite a lineup of suspects.
Every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, California, the Roundup Crew, a group of dog-friendly folks, have a spirited meet-up at their local wine bar. But when the owner, Rachel, leaves town on mysterious business - and her pet-unfriendly sister, Maggie, takes charge of the bar - things take a ruff turn. Not only does Maggie find a body sprawled on the floor, it's accompanied by an incriminating letter with Rachel's name on it.
Beneath her twinsets and pearls, Melly, Piper Prescott's former mother-in-law, is a techno geek at heart who has just received an offer from a major software company that she can't refuse. Then one of Melly's new corporate investors, Chip Balboa, comes to town for Oktoberfest. Soon cloves and cardamom are flying off Piper's shelves... But all that changes when Chip's corpse turns up at the foot of Melly's basement.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.
Collected here, for the first time ever, are 41 tales featuring the infamous slasher, from classics by Marie Belloc-Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen to never-before-seen stories by contemporary masters Jeffery Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more. Also featured in this volume are essential true-crime artifacts of Jack the Ripper lore, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world's foremost Ripperologists.
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late.
When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused, and thrown from a moving van - before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates how a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted DSI Alan Banks must do the same - but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused, at the centre of a historical abuse investigation, and it's Banks's first task as superintendent to find the truth.
After criminal Nicholas Bennett kills someone close to New Jersey State Police officer Doug Brock, both Brock's investigation and his life spiral out of control. Then he discovers something big and calls a former partner for help. But the phone call ends abruptly. He's eventually found in a hotel room, shot and in critical condition. He recovers with no memory of the case -- but even that does not stop him.
Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage in the Minnesota zoo, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out.
Paris, 1899. Marcel Despres is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere asylum. The doctor assigned to his care soon learns that Marcel is a man who cannot forget. And the policeman assigned to his case soon realizes that something else is at stake: for why else would the criminal have been hurried off to hospital, and why are his superiors so keen for the whole affair to be closed?
A young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues.
The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.
When London is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte Holmes is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She'll have help from friends new and old - a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and business at Persimmon Simmy Brown's flower shop is booming. But when Simmy fulfills a string of anonymous delivery orders, she is startled to realize that each contains a secretly menacing message for the recipients. When one of the people who receives a bouquet disappears, it seems that her worst fears have been confirmed.
Brew pub owner Maxine "Max" O'Hara and her chef/boyfriend, Jake Lambert, are excited to be participating in the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival. Max hopes to win the coveted Golden Stein for best craft beer - but even if she doesn't, the festival will be great publicity for her Allegheny Brew House. Or will it? When notoriously nasty food and beverage critic Reginald Mobley is drafted as a last-minute replacement judge, Max dreads a punishing review. Her fears are confirmed when Mobley literally spits out her beer, but things get even worse when the cranky critic drops dead right after trying one of Jake's burgers.
Memphis Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney's death exposes illegal practices at her family's prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city's social world.
Halloween conjures up big business for Margo Tamblyn's costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, but this year, the holiday comes knocking with serious trouble. Venture capitalist Paul Haverford plans to rezone historic downtown into a glitzy commercial area which would push out local business. Margo is set on saving her family's store, especially after a nasty run-in with the chain-store tycoon, but after Haverford's body is discovered during a spooky party at the derelict Alexandria Hotel, Margo finds herself dressed as the police's prime suspect.
An hour after leaving home, Sam Wren gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, Sam's wife Julia hires David Raker to track him down. Soon Raker starts to suspect that even the police are lying to him - and it becomes clear that someone is watching. Someone who knows what happened on the tube that day. And, with Raker in his sights, he'll do anything to keep Sam's secrets to himself.
Down in Valencia, a shallow grave is found among abandoned orange groves just outside the city. Chief Inspector Max Camara, now heading up the new Special Crime Unit, is put on the case. But this is no ordinary murder. Behind it, Max uncovers a tangled web that could awaken ghosts from the past, decimate Barcelona and destabilize the whole country.
The person Jim Chapel trusts most in the world, the brilliant hacker known only as Angel, is suspected of terrorism. When his boss calls for Angel's arrest, Chapel - certain it's a frame job - has only one option: to go rogue. To protect Angel - a woman he's never actually met - Chapel must clear her name. But first he has to find her, before a deadly Marine sniper, a drone aircraft gone feral, and the entire intelligence community closes in.
1946. Ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London for King's Cover in BC's interior. She assists town inspectors Darling and Ames with an investigation into the motivation for a murder, but she casts doubt on herself. As the investigation reveals facts that she has desperately tried to keep a secret, it threatens to pull her into a vortex of even greater losses than the ones she has already endured.
2015 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel Winner. As winter closes in and the roads snow over in Dawson City, Yukon, newly arrived journalist Jo Silver investigates the dubious suicide of a local politician and quickly discovers that not everything in the sleepy tourist town is what it seems. Before long, law enforcement begins treating the death as a possible murder and Jo is the prime suspect.
A series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims from totally different walks of life. In a society divided according to Zodiac signs, those differences are cast at birth and binding for life. All eyes are on Detective Jerome Burton and astrological profiler Lindi Childs - divided in their beliefs over whether the answer is written in the stars but united in their conviction that there is an ingenious serial killer executing a grand plan. Together, they will unravel a dark tale of betrayal, lost love, broken promises and a devastating truth with the power to tear their world apart.
May, AD 41. A friend of his wife has asked Marcus Corvinus to look into the murder of her brother, found stabbed to death at the Shrine of Melobosis. At the same time, Corvinus's daughter comes across a dead body in the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to investigate. When his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome's busy trading port, he uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths.
BC author. The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role in the imminent nuptials of Henry, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth. But it looks as though the wedding plans might go awry unless Mavis, Annie, Carol and Christine can help Althea, the Dowager Duchess, by finding a missing Morris man and a set of ancient and valuable artefacts in time for her son's wedding.
Opening the annual Homestead Days festivities at Two Boots Dance Hall is smooth-talking country singer Jeff Clark, the ex-boyfriend of Patti Lopez, Josie's best friend. The charming Clark is attempting to woo Patti back, but Josie fears her friend will end up just one more notch on the singer's guitar strap. To impress her editor at the Broken Boot Bugle, Josie and her Chihuahua Lenny pursue the singer to Patti's house, hoping for an interview. Instead, they discover Clark facedown in a bowl of guacamole with a bloodied guitar at his side.
John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Now military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father - a legendary three-star now debilitated with a deepening senility - and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie. Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.
Promise Falls, New York. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar symptoms - vomiting, dizziness, loss of consciousness - and dozens are dying. And those investigating the cause of the epidemic quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from poisoning this town? And what is their motivation?
Lawrence Block's first crime novel, lost for nearly 50 years. To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?
Christmastime in 1905 New York City. Molly finds a beggar girl and her brother huddled in a doorway. They've come from England and their mother has disappeared, and they're living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. Molly quickly realizes that these children are not the usual city waifs. They are well-spoken and clearly used to better things. So who are they? And what's happened to their mother?
Darla's roped into helping bridezilla Connie Capello get ready for her big day. After looking at wedding dresses, Darla and Connie head to an antique store to find her "something old" - but they find someone dead instead. When Darla learns that the shop carried a copy of the book that a mysterious bidder from her online store has been after, she suspects she'll need her cat Hamlet's help to discover who penned the poor soul's final chapter.
Photojournalist Siobhan Walsh has been searching for two sisters who disappeared two years ago in Mexico, so when she receives a call from a priest in Texas about an abandoned baby holding a locket with her name, she calls her friends in the FBI for help. The infant obviously belongs to one of the sisters, but how did she end up in Texas? And why did she abandon her newborn?
After journalist Philip Mangan is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa, a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the origins of the attack. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away on a humid Hong Kong night, a key British Intelligence source is murdered minutes after meeting spy Trish Patterson. From Washington, D.C. to the hallowed halls of Oxford University and dusty African streets, a sinister power is stirring, one which will use Mangan and Patterson as pawns - if they survive.
Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company.
The Warner Pier tourism board is kicking off its Tough Guys and Private Eyes film festival with The Maltese Falcon, and Lee Woodyard and her aunt Nettie are preparing a delicious chocolat noir tie-in at TenHuis Chocolade. What Lee isn't prepared for is a face from the past: Jeff Godfrey, her former stepson. He says he's in Warner Pier only to see Bogart on the big screen. Honest. Then Jeff goes missing, the Falcon theme is haunting everyone, and a body falls at Lee's feet when she opens the front door - just like in the movie.
Even at Christmastime, Shannon is more spackle than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a grand old Victorian mansion into ten charming apartments for homeless families. Filled with the spirit of the season, all of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help - including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa Claus impersonators, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly president of the bank who's backing the project. When the man is murdered, all eyes are on Jack, and visions of prison time dance in Shannon's head.
Boston. Bench McCarthy runs his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented mob boss. Suddenly both Bench and Curto are targets for mysterious hit crews. There seems to be a connection to the State House, where corrupt pols are battling over a bill to legalize new casinos. To put an end to the attacks, Bench must enlist the help of Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-cop turned PI. Bench doesn't trust Reilly since they started out on opposite sides of the law, but when the hunter becomes the hunted, he's left with few options.
It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: "The American wants a hundred million dollars." For what? And who from? Reacher, a CIA agent and an FBI agent, are told to find the American. From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Reacher makes his way through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies.
In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress.
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.
Harry Bosch is California's newest PI. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?
In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26 year old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Kay decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God. Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie.
As Christmas Day approaches, shopowner Merry Wilkinson is enjoying a rare evening off at the Yuletide Inn when she runs into owners Grace and Jack Olsen. With Jack's health failing, Merry is relieved to hear that his son Gord will be taking over the day-to-day running of the Inn. But then Gord reveals that his new plans have no room for Christmas at the Inn, and Merry and the other shopkeepers start to fret about the effect a bland franchise hotel could have on their livelihoods. When Gord is found stabbed to death, there's an entire town of potential suspects.
Dawn Prentice was already known to the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit. The previous summer she had logged a number of calls detailing the harassment she and her severely disabled teenage daughter were undergoing. Now she is dead - stabbed to death whilst Holly Prentice has been left to starve upstairs. DS Ferreira, only recently back serving on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty, had met with Dawn that summer. Was she negligent in not taking Dawn's accusations more seriously?
In England suffragette journalist Caitlin Hanley begins the business of rebuilding her life after the execution of her brother - an IRA sympathizer whose terrorist plot was foiled by Caitlin's own ex-lover, Jack McColl. McColl, a spy for His Majesty's Secret Service, is now stationed in India, charged with defending the Empire against Bengali terrorists and their German allies. The threat of a Rising in Dublin alarms McColl's bosses as much as it dazzles Caitlin Hanley. If another Irish plot brings the two back together, will it be as enemies or lovers?
DI Damen Brook is on a rare period of leave and determined to make the most of it by re-connecting with his daughter Terri. But with her heavy drinking proving a challenge, Brook takes the opportunity to visit a local murder scene when his help is requested. An elderly couple have each been executed with a single shot to the heart and the method echoes that of a middle-aged gay couple killed the previous month.
One sunny summer morning a young woman and her six-year old daughter are run over by a car. Both are killed immediately. Is it an accident, or did someone kill them on purpose? The same morning the husband of the deceased young woman disappears. During the police investigation, it turns out that the husband had recently bought a property that nobody knew anything about. A few days later a macabre discovery is made in a forest nearby.
Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it's good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long.
Marlee Jacob runs a berry emporium in lakeside Oriole Point, Michigan. As she makes preparations for the town's first annual Strawberry Moon Bash, first her friend Natasha disappears after an ominous dream. Next the seediest man in town threatens to crush her business. Then an unknown person nearly kills her on the night of the Bash. Then she discovers a dead body while searching for Natasha.
Young, rich widow Diana Porteous's stepgrandson has come up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits, drawn from the huge collection of paintings she has inherited, with the title 'A Question of Guilt'. Before long Di has plenty to occupy her: a mysterious woman encourages Di and her friend Sarah Fortune, both natural thieves, to steal from a public collection. And then there's the life-drawing class, where an artist dies and someone steals from him, placing his finds in the wine cellar where the exhibit has been prepared.
When the desperate Russian president launches an all-out covert violent offensive in order to push the world into chaos and regain the power his once-mighty country has lost, it's up to U.S. President Jack Ryan and all of his allies to stop the madman's grand plan of global conflict and conquest.
Since she left her psychiatric practice in New York City to open up a psychic shop in her hometown on Long Island, Cass Donovan has given her fair share of readings to conflicted customers. But what she sees in Ellie Hawkins' future doesn't bode well. When Ellie's mother Marge publicly confronts Cass about the reading, the embarrassment makes her want to curl up and die. But when she later stumbles across Marge's body - and is arrested for her murder - Cass is suddenly the star of Bay Island's rumour mill.
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. Now a corruption case has crossed her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity and he claims to know of a Florida judge who was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. Lacy soon learns this case could be deadly.
There is something hiding in the forest. A man is found dead near an isolated forest outside of London. When another body is discovered a few days later, DCI Antonia Hawkins knows that she must move fast. The hunt is on. With each passing day, Hawkins struggles to find a pattern in this seemingly random scattering of murders. But who is the hunter?
A security van sets off for Durham prison, a disgraced Special Branch officer in the back. It never arrives. On route it is hijacked by armed men, the prisoner sprung. Suspended from duty on suspicion of aiding and abetting the audacious escape of his former boss, Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan is warned away from the manhunt. But when the official investigation falls apart, under surveillance and with his life in danger, he goes dark, enlisting others in his quest to discover the truth.
It is the off-season, so Georgie hires a contractor for some much-needed renovations before the restaurant reopens for a special Greek-style Thanksgiving meal. Georgie is suspicious, though, when former dishwasher Russ Riley arrives with the construction crew. He still has an ax to grind with the Nikolopatos family. When Georgie finds the body of her divorce lawyer amid the construction debris and Russ is quickly arrested for murder, something about the case doesn't add up.
The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and twenty Cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
At first, horse trainer and Carson Stables owner Annie Carson blames the random losses of local livestock on feral animals stalking Olympic Peninsula county's farms and ranches. But when one of her own flock is found savagely slaughtered, it gets personal. Then it turns dangerous, when Annie discovers the body of a young woman hanging in her new hay barn.
Molly Pink hasn't met her new neighbours, but when she sees a couple struggling on the balcony and later spies what looks like someone lying on the ground, she wastes no time calling in her ex, homicide detective Barry Greenberg. To Molly's shock, Barry reports that nothing is amiss with her neighbours and asks her to lay off with the amateur detecting. Molly knows she wasn't just seeing things, but with no body to prove her case she'll have to unravel the evidence on her own - because someone in Tarzana is tangled up in murder...
To go to work as a full time event planner Haley needs nothing to go wrong with the big party she has planned for a Hollywood retirement home. Hollywood Haven is home to a spunky group of retired actors, screenwriters, musicians, dancers, and other entertainers who have been in the biz for their whole lives. But when Haley finds Derrick Ellery, the home's assistant director, sprawled on his bloody office floor, she sees her hope of keeping her job not to mention the dream of owning a Sassy, the season's hottest handbag vanishing before her eyes.
Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: an assassin. Evan was Orphan X - until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan's secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.
As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime," P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the best have been collected together for the first time in one volume.
Jodie Danforth had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy about money is simple. You can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect.
Halloween is approaching, and criminal psychologist Audrey Harte has been hired by the prosecution to help prepare for the trial of 19-year-old serial killer Ian "Boy Scout" Monroe. His one surviving victim, Tori Scott, is the star witness, but when someone begins killing with Monroe's M.O., the authorities - and Audrey - begin to wonder if Monroe had a partner.
1864. Detective Inspector Faro's idyllic life has been shattered by the escape of convicted murderer John McLaw. With countless dead end sightings of the killer and further criminal activity Faro realises that this case is far more complicated than he had first assumed. When the disappearance of a maid comes to light, Faro begins to think there could be a link between her disappearance and the murder of Annie McLaw.
Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around London. The government must release jihadist prisoners from Belmarsh Prison by 6 pm today. As the disaster unfolds and the SAS, armed police, and other emergency services rush to the scenes, Mo Kamran is tasked with preventing the biggest terrorist outrage the capital has ever known. But nothing is what it seems. And only Kamran has the big picture. Will anyone believe him?
A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hitman. What he doesn't know is that his mission is about to intersect with the terrorist operation. Only weeks before Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat.
Danny has checked herself into Rose's Place, a drug rehabilitation facility on Canada's east coast. Then she finds a human hand on the property. In the ensuing media frenzy, her TV executive brother Laurence flies up from New York to be with his sister, and visit Dickie Doyle, a university friend and the founder of the rehab facility. But when Danny and Laurence go to Dickie's cabin, Dickie is gone.And a strange body is trussed up in Dickie's bed - minus a hand and a foot.
Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin's wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy's composure, and a meddling widow who has designs on her father, the village rector. Wary of the cloying Mrs. Chingsford from the start, Lucy has doubts about the busybody's intentions with her father. But everyone else seems to think they make an ideal match - until the courtship is curtailed when Mrs. Chingsford is found dead at the bottom of a staircase.
Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree accepts a post far away from Sydney and attempts to build a quiet life in Newcastle, Australia. But that quiet life quickly eludes him. A body's been found buried just offshore on Ash Island and that one body may well just be the first of many.
Dale Masterson's large Portland, Oregon, law firm, has become wealthy representing the interests of oil and coal companies. Then Dale is found beaten to death in his mansion. Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent Dale's son, a dedicated ecowarrior who has already confessed to killing his father - on behalf of all the people whose lives are being destroyed by his father's questionable clients. But if Brandon is really innocent - a radical activist determined to martyr himself for his cause - then who viciously murdered Dale Masterson?
Cassandra Blackwell arrives in Oxford with one mission: to uncover the truth about her mother's dark past. Raised in America, with no idea that her mother had ever studied at the famed college, a mysterious package now sends her across the ocean, determined to unravel the secrets that her mother took to her grave.
One adventurous aspect of Briar Creek Public Library director Lindsey Norris's job involves a boat ride on ex-boyfriend Sully's boat out to Star Island to deliver books to elderly hermits Stewart and Peter Rosen. But when Stewart fails to meet the boat, Lindsey and Sully venture toward the brothers' cluttered Victorian to investigate, taking care not to trip the deadly booby traps with which the brothers guard their privacy. Once safely inside, they discover Peter - in his wheelchair with a bullet hole in his chest. And Stewart is nowhere to be found.
Called to the scene of his first murder as the new commander of investigations, Inspector Avraham Avraham is shocked to discover that he knows the victim: Leah Yeger, a widow found brutally murdered in her home and the victim of a rape that he investigated some years prior. But with her rapist still behind bars, Avraham's only lead is an eyewitness claiming he saw a policeman leave the scene of the crime - a policeman who seems to have since vanished into thin air.
1855. England's first train murder occurs, paralyzing London with the unthinkable when a gentleman is stabbed to death in a safely locked first-class passenger compartment.In the next compartment, the brilliant opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his quick-witted daughter, Emily, discover the homicide in a most gruesome manner. Key witnesses and also resourceful sleuths, they join forces with their allies in Scotland Yard to pursue the killer
While Joe Grey and Dulcie await their first litter, the criminals are busy, too. The Molena Point PD has stepped up patrols to apprehend a street prowler who has been attacking the village's elderly citizens. There are no witnesses, and the assailant has left no clues behind at any of the scenes, not even a trace of evidence. It's as if the perpetrator is a ghost. Then one of the victims dies, just as the kittens arrive...
Watching her teenage daughter, Celia, perform in the premier performance of an outdoor Christmas play, Rita discovers a dead actor. She vows to keep clear of the case - sleuthing would upset her visiting mom. Besides, there's already a prime suspect, caught red-handed in his bloodied Santa suit. However, when the accused Santa's wife begs for assistance - and points out that Celia and other performers could be in danger - Rita can't say no.
In the middle of a damp, dark night, a young man is struck by a car after leaving his girlfriend's house. The driver, drunk, leaves the body by the side of the road. Wrestling with guilt, the driver tries to put the murder out of his mind until a blackmail note arrives, setting into motion a chain of events that will draw everyone involved into a fog of crime.
Flint's escape from a psychiatric hospital is Reeve's worst nightmare. Less than twenty-four hours later, Flint is already on another killing spree - and as he evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail through the forests of Washington State, Reeve is struck by a sudden realization - she knows this psychopath better than anyone - and only she can put a stop to him.
A single mother and lawyer, Iris has a colourful caseload, a young son with behaviour issues, and a judgmental mother. She also has a brother - shocking news she uncovers by accident. Curious about this sibling she has never known, Iris begins to search for long-buried truths and learns her older brother is autistic - and in prison for brutally murdering his neighbour and her daughter.
The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present - a trip to Jerusalem. Vespasia is enchanted by the exotic landscape of Palestine, and charmed by a fellow traveler the Narraways meet at their hotel in Jaffa. But when the man is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish his mission and deliver the puzzling document to its home.
John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years.
A collection of pulse-pounding tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan including the untold story of her first case.
A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself 'the Mindhunter', jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger. With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discover links between these murders and a series of brutal attacks where the victims have been choked unconscious and had the letter 'A' carved into their foreheads.
DI Ian Peterson investigates a series of gruesome and brutal murders. With a madman on the loose attacking women with a deadly and unusual weapon, all of York is on alert. As the body count rises, the case demands all of Ian's ingenuity, because the seemingly random murders are all but clueless.
Felled by a cowardly shot to the back, Stanton Youngblood has just enough time before he dies to leave a single clue to his killer's identity: the word Wayne, scrawled in his own blood. That word means everything to his widow. Leigh Youngblood was once Leigh Wayne, but she left her wealthy family behind thirty years ago when she fell in love with Stanton, a betrayal the Waynes have never forgiven. Now she publicly vows to discover which of her siblings thinks money and power are enough to cover up a murder.
Swanton Morley, the People's Professor, once again sets off in his Lagonda to continue his history of England, the County Guides. Stranded in the market town of Appleby after a tragic rail crash, Morley, his daughter Miriam and his assistant, Stephen Sefton, find themselves drawn into a world of country fairs, gypsy lore and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. When a woman's body is discovered at an archaeological dig, for Morley there's only one possible question: could it be murder?
A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the States to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them.
From the author of THE AMERICAN BOY and THE ASHES OF LONDON comes a collection of three gothic novellas - Broken Voices, The Leper House and The Scratch.
1649. Midwife Bridget Hodgson and her assistant Martha travel to London where they're forced into service under Jonathan Marlowe, Oliver Cromwell's chief spymaster. Marlowe's first mission for Bridget is to spy upon Katherine Chidley, a notorious political radical and-Marlowe fears-a potential rebel against Parliament. The more time Bridget spends with Katherine, however, the closer the two become, and when Katherine's husband Daniel is murdered, Bridget and Martha join in the search for the killer. As the two uncover Daniel's secrets, the list of suspects grows ever longer, until it includes royalists, radicals, and a figure from Bridget's past.
Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt aren't the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O'Neill was delighted when her daughter, Una, wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. But there's a problem. Una was found cradling her dead husband's body. Rendered mute by the ordeal, she cannot explain what happened and now stands charged with murder.
Always an outsider, and with a secret of her own to hide, apothecary Jem Flockhart observes everything, but says nothing. And then six tiny coffins are uncovered, inside each a handful of dried flowers and a bundle of mouldering rags. When Jem comes across these strange relics hidden inside the infirmary's old chapel, her quest to understand their meaning prises open a long-forgotten past - with fatal consequences. In a trail that leads from the bloody world of the operating theatre and the dissecting table to the notorious squalor of Newgate and the gallows, Jem's adversary proves to be both powerful and ruthless.
Four young women have been accused of murder. A shocked father calls in a favour at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case. However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed. Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, and local police eager to see these four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol. Then why hasn't the killing stopped?
Hermit Jesse Lockhart lives alone on King's Island, three miles east of Haven Harbor, Maine, where he's created a private sanctuary for the endangered Great Cormorants. But when a wealthy family wants to buy the island and Jesse's cousin Simon petitions for power of attorney to force him to sell, Jesse is the one who becomes endangered. Mainely Needlepointer Dave Perry, who befriended Jesse in the VA hospital, rallies the group to his defense. But, tragically, on a visit to the island, Angie and Dave find Jesse dead.
At Yellowstone National Park, earthquake tremors are common. But today, park scientist Tucker Mayfield detects something different: a disturbing new increase in activity - and intensity. Then the lava rises. Lurking beneath the park's natural wonders, earth's largest supervolcano begins to awaken after 640,000 years. If - or when - it blows, two-thirds of the North American continent will be destroyed. Racing against time, Tucker Mayfield mobilizes a team to evacuate all visitors from the park - including his family at the Old Faithful Inn. But when the earthquakes intensify, and the death toll rises, a shockwave of panic spreads across the nation.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Claire Waters receives a shock when her favourite patient, Rosa Sanchez, is handcuffed and led away by a man Claire assumes is law enforcement. But Claire soon realizes that Rosa has been abducted and turns to her friend Nick Lawler, a homicide detective in the NYPD. Nick will have to risk his career to find Rosa - and a deranged criminal who reduces his victims to nothing but bones.
Katie Bonner feels like nothing can spoil her perfect day off, sailing Lake Ontario with her good friend, lawyer Seth Lander. Then she runs into her ex-boss Jake on the dock. It was never smooth sailing with Jake, and Katie is only too happy to get away from him as he makes a scene. Unfortunately, the next day her unpleasant former employer is found drowned in a bathtub at a bed and breakfast in Victoria Square. When an autopsy reveals lake water - not bath water - in his lungs, Katie quickly finds herself in over her head.
1980. The sole survivor of a airliner crash on the Franco-Swiss border is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. 18 years later, having failed to discover the truth, private detective Credule Grand-Duc plans to take his own life, but not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl's hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything - then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone.
What at first seems like a tragic but routine car accident becomes personal for Chief of Police Kate Burkholder when she discovers that the victims are the family of her childhood friend, Mattie. Is there something more to this mysterious car crash that killed Mattie's husband? Meanwhile, Mattie's son - the only one who really knows what happened - clings to life in the hospital, unable to communicate. Kate slowly uncovers the trail of a stone-cold killer - one who is likely living among the Amish, and calls into question everything and everyone Kate has ever known.
A Spanish factory near Barcelona is secretly producing - under the guise of a dumpling maker - a key machine for the production of nuclear weapons. The buyer of the machine has constructed an elaborate double-blind story, making it appear as if the purchaser is a Japanese criminal organization acting on behalf of the North Koreans. Information has been carefully planted and events set up to lead Western intelligence operatives to that conclusion. The feints include a flurry of murders in the northeast Chinese city of Yanji, on the border with North Korea, where O's nephew is the chief of State Security.
Alison Kerby's ex-husband Steven, aka "the Swine", is on the run from a business deal gone bad, owing some scary people a staggering sum of money. No need to panic, though. He has a plan: sell Alison's Jersey Shore guesthouse to pay them off. Before Alison has a chance to read Steven the riot act, he disappears - after a mysterious man trailing him ends up full of bullet holes. Now the police are next to darken her doorway.
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by SUSPECT heroes Scott James and his K-9 partner, Maggie. Elvis Cole is hired to locate a missing woman who worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover the fugitive dead, the building filled with explosives. A bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows.
Rodney Schmuck and his wife, Millie, Hillside Manor's latest guests, seem normal, well, except for that last name. Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn is touched to hear that the forty something couple is in town to visit family. Rodney is especially eager to see his long-lost mother - who he insists is Judith. Shocked to meet an alleged son she's sure she never had, she can't believe Rodney when he swears he has proof from a Norway General Hospital birth certificate listing Judith Anne Grover as his mother. The father's name is Unknown. Judith has never heard of Rodney, let alone given him life.
Flavia Albia's beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called the Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumours for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. Between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder.
Amelia Sachs is chasing a killer through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks.
Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud - Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she's signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ - and former drill sergeant - Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far.
October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe on the shop's front porch to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees. Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead in the shop moments before the event.
Near the Tower of London, along the River Thames, the body of a woman has been discovered chained to a stone post and left to drown. Curiously, only one set of footprints leads to the tragic spot. "The Bride in the Tide," as the London press gleefully dubs her, has the PCU stumped. Why wouldn't the killer simply dump her body in the river - as so many do?
The creator of attorney Perry Mason also created the hardboiled detective team of Cool and Lam, stars of 29 novels published between 1939 and 1970 - and one that's never been published until now. This tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities - too shocking for 1939 - is a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.
After the nightmarish showdown in the woods with the madman Harry Salinger, Madison, and the surviving Hoh River Boys, attorney Nathan Quinn and his now-imprisoned client John Cameron are bound together by the experience, which changed all their lives forever.But the nightmare isn't over, especially for Quinn, whose younger brother David never returned from the awful night the boys were kidnapped. When David's remains are found, Madison resolves to follow the trail to see if it can lead her to the killer.
1665. The King, his retinue and anyone with sufficient means has fled the plague-ridden city of London. At Chelsea, a rural backwater by the river, with fine mansions leased to minor members of the Court avoiding the capital, there are more immediate concerns. The government has commandeered the theological college to house Dutch prisoners of war and there are daily rumours that those sailors are on the brink of escaping. Moreover, a vicious strangler is stalking the neighbourhood.
Christmas Eve 1985. The shaved, exsanguinated body of a young man is found in Red Square; frozen solid, like marble to the touch, and missing the little finger from his right hand. A week later, Alex Marston, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer, Tom Fox, posted to Moscow following the death of his own daughter, is asked to help find her. But as Fox's investigation drags him deeper towards the dark heart of the Soviet establishment, his fears for Alex's safety grow as it looks like she could become a sadistic killer's next victim.
Exactly one year ago, former combat medic Camaro Espinoza killed five bad men in New York City and fled town. Now she's keeping a low profile in Miami, running night charter catch-and-release fishing trips off the coast. But now trouble has found her again. Parker Story wants to book Camaro's boat to run a small errand off the coast of Cuba. Camaro knows she shouldn't get involved. But Parker's got a teenaged daughter named Lauren, and Parker's associates have threatened to harm her if the mission doesn't go off without a hitch.
Mayor Lewis Frost has always been known as Frosty to his friends - not that he has many these days. Controversies swirling around the city council have members wondering if Frosty is trying to snow them. After one councilman storms off in a huff, the mayor turns to curio shop manager Camryn Brooks and asks her to consider taking a seat on the council. Later, when Cami goes to his office to discuss the proposal, her blood runs cold. She finds Frosty dead, and the very snow globe she sold him earlier that day lies in sparkling shards on his carpet - along with a large diamond.
Bestselling crime writer Gino Costello is working on his next book in a historic farmhouse in the heart of Massachusetts. He has invited family friend and medium Emma to provide input on the paranormal. But as soon as Emma arrives (along with boyfriend Phil and Granny Apples), she is immediately contacted by the Browns, a family of ghosts who originally owned the house in the early nineteenth century. They need Emma to help them locate the spirits of their two children who disappeared. Meanwhile, a dead body appears at the house.
Malin Fors's daughter has just discovered a dead body. It is that of a 79-year-old resident at the nursing home where she works. He's been hung by his own alarm cord. When the autopsy suggests foul play, Malin probes deeper and uncovers rumours about the home's mismanagement and its greedy millionaire owner. Was it a mercy killing, or was someone trying to silence the victim? Who could possibly benefit from the death of an elderly man? Only someone with a lot to gain - or a lot to lose...
PhD student Timothy "Moth" Warner wakes up on his 99th day of sobriety craving a drink. He immediately calls his uncle Ed, a successful psychiatrist, who promises to meet him at an AA meeting later that day but never shows up. Moth bikes to Ed's office and discovers his uncle lying in a pool of blood, shot through the temple. The police pronounce the death a suicide. But Moth refuses to believe that his uncle would take his own life.
When a rash of college students falls seriously ill after ingesting a club drug, Officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit go undercover at the university to catch the dealers. But when the investigation implicates her former partner and workplace nemesis, Officer Derek Mackey, Megan's powers of discernment are put to the test.
Despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can't refuse - especially when the favour is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer - until the hospital's administrator is found murdered.
In March 1953, four women meet in Moscow to reminisce about the late poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, now a national idol of Soviet Russia. The ladies each loved or loathed Mayakovsky in the course of his life. As they piece together their conflicting memories of him, we learn of his early years as a leader of the Futurist movement, his work as a propagandist for the Revolution, and on to the censorship battles that turned him against the state (and, more ominously, the state against him). The poet is revealed as a passionate, complex, sexually obsessed creature trapped in the epicenter of history, struggling to hold onto his ideals in the face of a revolution betrayed.
While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw's niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick's former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown. As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage.
On the eve of Russian general Boris Karpov's wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from his old friend and fellow spymaster. In Moscow, what should be a joyous occasion turns bloody and lethal. Now Bourne is the only one who can decipher Karpov's cryptogram. He discovers that Karpov has betrayed his government to warn Bourne of a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has only four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it.
London, Autumn 1916. When he slips out of a house in the early hours of the morning, Simon Wilder is too preoccupied to realize that he is being stalked. As he walks along the street, lights begin to dim as a warning that there's another Zeppelin attack. British airplanes attack the Zeppelin and it bursts into flame. The crowds cheer, but the one person unable to watch is Simon Wilder. He now dead in an alleyway, stabbed while watching the sky. It will prove to be a very puzzling case for Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy.
Following the death of Duke Cadogan, talented young rider Duncan Claymore inherits his large estate. But Cadogan's wealth proves to be illusory, with a manor house and grounds mortgaged to the hilt and a list of creditors who include the formidable George Pleasance. And Duncan's rival on the field, Sandy Sanderson, looks set to shatter his ambitions. And events take an even darker turn when it appears someone has been sabotaging the horses in Duncan's trainer's yard.
When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn to a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. The bombing has until now been presumed to be a Republican attack even though no group claimed responsibility, because the pilot of the small plane was a former Northern Ireland government minister. But Karen comes at the incident from another angle and the kaleidoscope shifts.
Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered - a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del - shunned and derided by classmates as "Potato Girl" - was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories.
Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta catches the case of Bruno Canizales, a high-powered lawyer with a double life, who was killed by a single silver bullet. The son of a former government minister, and the lover of a drug lord's daughter, Canizales it seems had a penchant for cross-dressing and edgy sex. In the sweltering city of Culiacan, Mexico's capital of narco-crime, the case takes Mendieta from glitzy mansions to drug dens, from down-at-the-heels reporters to glamorous transsexuals.
Commandant Martin Servaz is on leave in a clinic for depressed cops, haunted by the latest crime committed by his nemesis, serial killer Julian Hirtmann. Then he receives a key card to a hotel room - the room where an artist committed suicide a year earlier. He soon realises that the key opens up a most intriguing mystery. Could someone really be cruelly, consciously driving women to kill themselves?
Caleb Maddox is a San Francisco toxicologist studying the chemical effects of pain. He's out drinking after a bad breakup when a hauntingly seductive woman sits down at his side. He talks to Emmeline over absinthe, but their encounter is fleeting. She brushes her lips on his ear and disappears. He must find her. As Caleb scours the city, he begins helping the city's medical examiner with a serial-murder investigation. Soon the search for the killer entwines with Caleb's hunt for Emmeline, and the closer he gets to each, the more dangerous his world becomes.
The Falcones are a respected immigrant family living in New York City in 1920. But their peaceful existence is compromised when their cousin Nilo arrives after causing several deaths in a fight in Italy. Soon enough Nilo is wreaking havoc in his new city, falling in with the Italian Mafia, and working as a still-wrecker, assassin, and skilled criminal. His cousins Tommy and Mario, a cop and a priest, both do their best to turn a blind eye. But as conflicts in the city begin to erupt into a violent war involving gangsters from all parts of the country, the brothers may be left with no other choice but to join the Mafia themselves.
Mind control. Murder. These are the weapons that have made Brenda Nevin one of the most wanted - and feared - criminals in the world. Now the notorious serial killer has escaped from prison and is plotting her revenge. Using innocent young women as bait, she will lure her enemy - forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman - into her trap.
When a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned beachfront estate known as the Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Detective Jenna Murphy has ever experienced. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined.
It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who is robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything.
Winner of the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first mystery. When Kate Moore's husband takes a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. She reinvents herself as an expat. Her husband works incessantly, at a job Kate has never understood, for a banking client she's not allowed to know. Kate begins to dig, to peel back the layers of deception that surround her. She discovers fake offices and shell corporations and a hidden gun, a mysterious farmhouse and numbered accounts with bewildering sums of money, and finally unravels the mind-boggling long-play con that threatens her family, her marriage, and her life.
Tie-in to the TV series. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has curated over the years and is willing to guide their operations in exchange for immunity. However, he insists on exclusively working with a rookie profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen.
As the owner of It's Vintage, Y'All in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel has agreed to share her expertise with author Juliana McDaniel. But on her way to town, Juliana is shot dead, and that was all she wrote. Cookie picks up the thread of the story with help from her psychic cat and a couple of inquisitive ghosts.
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite. But the mission ended in disaster when the ship capsized, 108 crew members perished, and the meteorite was spilled onto the ocean floor. Worse, the accident revealed that the meteorite was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface - and it is growing.
Jago is a kid from a rough part of London and now on a fast-track secondment to the bank's Berlin office. He witnesses Marcantonio, one of the new generation in the 'Ndrangheta crime families from Calabria, commit a vicious assault. The police seem uninterested, but Jago refuses to let the matter drop. But by pursuing the gangster to his grandfather's mountain lair, he is stepping into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation, which sets alarm bells ringing in Rome, London and Berlin. It also leads him to Consolata, a young woman who sees in Jago the chance to turn her non-violent protest campaign against the crime families into something altogether more lethal.
Twelve new Sherlock Holmes stories, set in the late nineteenth century, before Holmes's disappearance at the Reichenbach Falls.
Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet Pennsylvania's women's shelter, Sunshine Tomorrow, has inherited a run-down mansion. Now the shelter's director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice's decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and some locals, she fears that Wendy may be in need of protection herself. When Wendy is found dead inside the old house, Caprice is compelled to poke around in her affairs - and discovers she had her share of enemies.
Ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.
When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz's mother to identify her attacker. It's unusual for Fina to take a case that isn't connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University, for cognitive decline due to head injuries suffered when she was an NEU soccer star 20 years earlier. Was Liz attacked to stop her lawsuit, or were there other secrets in the seemingly innocent woman's life?
The body of a teenage girl is found in the woods, naked and horrifically scarred. Then there's the mummified body that is discovered bricked up in a chimney on a demolition site, not to mention the city's ongoing problem with gang violence. Then a second young girl is found, wearing what appears to be the other half of the sexy lingerie set recovered near the first body.
Spring, 1967. Inspector Bordelli resigns from the force and leaves Florence after his investigation of a young boy's murder goes disastrously wrong. Now, in the solitude of his new home in the Tuscan hills, he spends his days cooking, going for long walks and learning to grow his own vegetables. But the thought of that case - of justice not served - is constantly with him. Until fate, in which he has never believed, unexpectedly offers him the chance of retribution.
Craig Macklin was a teenager when his headteacher told him he was heading either to prison or the grave. Instead, Craig left the north of England. Now, 13 years later, laid off and separated from his wife, he returns to his hometown for the first time. It's Christmas, but despite the seasonal sense of jollity, there are secrets from which Craig cannot escape. And, when debt-collectors call on his parents' house, Craig realizes the teenage hell-raiser he left behind might not be so buried after all.
An old colleague offers Joel Sorrell unsolved case files, and Joel becomes dangerously obsessed by a string of murders from the 1980s - a killer nicknamed the Skylark who pushed construction workers from the top of the new Thatcherite skyscrapers. A surprise call from a childhood sweetheart he hasn't heard from for years with a kidnapped child springs Joel into action, but as he looks deeper, nothing about the case seems to make sense.
Stone Barrington's newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she's looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. Probing deeply into his client's life, he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era.