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Luke Dantry works anonymously from his computer, a mild academic hired by a Washington think tank to bring out the Internet extremists who vent online. It is an incendiary network of rage-filled, mentally suspect loners he calls the Night Road. If Luke thought his identity was safe, he is wrong. The Night Road is more dangerous and organized than he imagined. They are not the only ones who have been watching him.
China Bayles assists with some herbal workshops at Mount Zion, a Kentucky Shaker village. But the restored modern version of the village, striving to become a tourist attraction, has attracted sabotage instead. After a shocking death occurs during her stay, China plunges into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder.
China Bayles is fit to spit when her husband's troubled ex-wife, Sally, shows up at her herb shop, claiming to be broke with nowhere else to turn. China isn't sure if it's the goodness of her heart or the scent of Christmas wreaths, but she invites Sally to stay. Then China starts receiving menacing calls from an "ex" of Sally's, who seems to have a connection to the murder of her parents nearly a decade ago. With her P.I. husband out of town, it's up to China to weed out the truth behind whatever it is Sally's running from before danger catches up to all of them.
Haunted by his own daughter's unsolved disappearance, Detective John Stallings is committed to finding runaways and busting their abductors. When a series of girls is found dead and stuffed into duffle bags, he's consumed with capturing 'The Bagman' - at the risk of his marriage, his career, and possibly his tough-as-nails partner, Patty Levine.
San Francisco, September 1921: after silent screen comedy star "Fatty" Arbuckle's wild party a dead actress is found. The DA brings Arbunkle up on manslaughter charges. Arbuckle's defense team hires an operative from the famed Pinkerton detective agency to investigate. The agent's name is Dashiell Hammett, and what he discovers will change American legal history, and his own life, forever.
When detective Brodie Farrell is enlisted to investigate a brutal attack on a young couple, she and her friend Daniel are determined to leave no stone unturned. But just as new clues are uncovered, Brodie faces the challenge of her life, a hunt across the globe in search of a cure for her son's brain tumor.
Reporter David and Jan take their four-year-old son, Ethan, to a local amusement park for the day. But within an hour of arriving at the park, Ethan goes missing. Though he is soon found, panic escalates to full-blown terror when Jan suddenly disappears.
Hoping the warmth and the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Anna Pigeon's husband Paul takes her to southwest Texas. But the raft becomes lost in the rapids and a young college student falls overboard, resulting in an even more grisly discovery. Caught in a strainer between two boulders and more dead than alive, is a pregnant woman, hair and arms tangled in the downed branches. Instead of the soul-soothing experience they'd longed for, Anna and Paul find themselves sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas.
Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. When a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne's cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details. The retired sheriff warns her to be careful - and they're all suspects. Soon Suzanne - who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts - is poking holes in everyone's alibis...
Quirke - the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist - is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor. With his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, they follow the woman's trail through some of the darker byways of the city to uncover crucial information on her whereabouts.
Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy is present when the opening act for Harry Houdini goes horribly wrong and to the crowd's shock the illusionist saws into his assistant. In the aftermath, the stunned performer accuses Houdini of tampering with the equipment he keeps under lock and key. With everyone on edge, Houdini's wife hires Molly to be part investigator/part bodyguard, but how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night?
Six years ago Joe Pickett's foster daughter, April, was murdered. Now, someone is leaving phone messages claiming to be the dead girl. As his family struggles with the disturbing event, he discovers that the calls have been placed from locations where serious environmental crimes have occurred. And as the phone calls grow closer, so does the danger.
Joe Pickett is in his last week as the temporary game warden in the town of Baggs, Wyoming. But there have been strange things going on in the mountains, and his conscience won't let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. And then there's the runner who simply vanished one day.
After a lunchtime meal leaves everyone with food poisoning in a local pub, Fethering's Jude and Carole wonder if someone is trying to force their favourite pub into bankruptcy. But a murder in the kitchen settles that question, and the two amateur sleuths spring into action.
When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther is murdered in a vicious attack, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher tries to identify Megan's enemies. Phone records reveal a link between Megan and a murdered real estate agent who was living a dangerous double-life. The detectives also learn that the dead real estate agent shared a secret connection to a celebrity mogul whose bodyguard was mysteriously killed a few months earlier. And when Megan's roommate suddenly disappears, they know they have to find her before another young woman dies.
Newly qualified as a firearms officer, Jamie Worth is called to a domestic disturbance. Events get out of hand and he shoots and kills a teenaged girl who appears to have been unarmed. Already wracked with guilt, he is horrified when, with the media baying for blood, he is accused of murder.
Ellie Haskell stumbles across a reality TV dating show being shot at a spooky old mansion on the Yorkshire moors. Mrs. Malloy gleefully signs on with the other bachelorettes when she learns Lord Belfry is the prize. Why, some women would "kill" to marry a lord. And even before the shooting starts, a would-be bride is knocked out of the game - literally - in a fatal car wreck. Then another is struck by Cupid's arrow in an archery contest.
When Jack Reacher witnesses a suicide on a Manhattan subway he knows that there is more than meets the eye. Now he's in deep, trying to detonate a shocking secret for which both the feds and Al-Qaeda are willing to kill to keep from being revealed.
Charleston shop-owners dressed in cloaks of yore threw open their back doors to visitors, who took advantage of bargains and Theodosia's delicious teas. But later, the alleys clear except for the dead body of Daria, the map store's owner. Locals have shown interest in buying her shop, but enough to kill? Or did the killer mistake Daria for Theodosia?
Hollywood hairdresser Abigail Feeney needs the help of PI Regan Reilly in tracking down an ex-boyfriend who owes a hundred grand. Regan agrees to hop a plane, but before long, the hunt takes some dangerous turns, and Abigail becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.
Natalie Raines, one of Broadway's brightest stars, accidentally discovers who killed her former roommate and sets in motion a series of shocking events that puts more than one life in extreme peril.
Provence, 1926. Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, driving his way south to the Riviera while dropping off his niece at an ancient chateau. A troubling crime committed just before their arrival leaves a clear message that more violence is to come. To allay panic, Joe agrees to stay on and root out the guilty person. But, despite Joe's vigilance, a child goes missing and an artist's beautiful young model is murdered in circumstances eerily recreating a six hundred-year-old crime of passion.
Athens, 1928. In the open-air theatre of the dark god Dionysos, Letty watches a performance of an ancient Greek tragedy. But the revenge that is exacted onstage, the dagger that is wielded, and the blood that flows in full view of the audience are not theatrical effects.
Diane is driving through a downpour on a windy mountain road with a set of archeological artifacts when a tree suddenly slams across the hood of her car, revealing a human skeleton in its hollow trunk. As she starts to investigate, she is ambushed by a stranger and is forced to run for her life. Stranded in the night with a killer, Diane must uncover the secret hidden away by time and distance.
Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator is hired by a mysterious young widow to find her husband's killer - if he was killed. But then his client is killed and her body disappears - if she was his client. His search for clues takes him from classy lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a rich sex kitten's bedroom, from yachts to the morgue.
Bidding an emotional farewell to Dr. Marvello's Travelling Circus, Quaint leaves for Egypt with only clairvoyant fortune-teller Madame Destine by his side. Once in the land of the pyramids they must do battle with desert thieves, unearth long-buried secrets, and attempt to foil the villainous Hades Consortium's plans to poison the River Nile.
It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. Then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy's godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. At least that's what appears to have happened. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the spa - allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked. So Goldy dons chef's whites and goes undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favour of calming smoothies, and the fruit cocktail doesn't include fresh fruit.
Falco is asked to investigate a murder in the famous Library. When he learns that both his Uncle Fulvius and his own disreputable father are also in Alexandria, he begins to fear they might be connected to the events in the Library. If so, he stands no chance.
The year is 1152 and Jerusalem is still in the hands of the Crusaders, although the lofty ideals of before have now been replaced by subtle power-play. Meanwhile, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody war against Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now 50 years old, is a wealthy power, glittering with tempting riches.
When a woman is burned to death in Grandal Field in Devon, it seems like a case of mistaken identity. DI Wesley Peterson learns of the legend involving a French woman who burned to death there in the 13th century, a missing manuscript of the previous excavation notes and of the death of two archeologists involved in the dig who died tragically. Wesley starts to investigate the possibility of a link between the legend and recent events.
Georgiana Neverall never pictured herself knee-deep in a muddy trench building a moat -- part of a state of the art castle that would soon house a retired Microsoft engineer. She also never imagined being a murder suspect, but that's exactly what happens when a floater in the moat turns out to be her ex-boyfriend.
Short of work, rejected by the man she craves, spurned by her mother, Jess Hurly is a wreck when Sarah Fortune comes across her in the semi-darkness of a cold London morning. A stalwart friend, Sarah ventures to Jess's home village to unravel the true reason why Jess was forced to leave.
Tehran 1979. CIA agent Jack Teller's attempt to save one man from Islamic justice - a man whom he had, at one time, called a friend - leads him into the heart of an emerging struggle between the West and a new and dangerous ideology.
On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees.
For a festive Halloween project Geraldine Porter and her granddaughter Maddie set out to create a multi-story haunted dollhouse. But their holiday fun turns to fear when a neighbourhood scarecrow turns out to be a bloody corpse.
He's one of the best undercover agents in the world. A seasoned operative for British intelligence. But when he finds a body in the streets of New York, David Trevellyan is a prime suspect. Arrested by the NYPD, interrogated by the FBI, Trevellyan swears he had nothing to do with it. But no one believes him - especially when the victim turns out to be a federal agent. Now his country won't help him. His contacts can't save him. But that won't stop a man like Trevellyan. Whoever set him up is going down. Even if it kills him.
When precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock and then things get much worse. Julie Donaldson goes missing and the police are called in. DCI William Lorimer is investigating the second missing person case in one week and the race is on to find the missing girls.
A drive-by shooting rocks an affluent suburb, leaving an innocent man dead. A witness to the madness - along with his terrified teenaged daughter - Detective Ty Hauck launches an investigation into what looks like a vicious case of family retribution. But Annie Fletcher, the owner of a hip cafe who is attempting to rebuild her life, saw something that does not fit the bloody scenario.
Charlaine Harris edits and contributes an all-new story-set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe-to this anthology from the Mystery Writers of America. Other authors include: Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane, Parnell Hall, Carolyn Hart, William Kent Kreuger, Margaret Mahon, and Elaine Viets.
Annie and Max Darling are completely unprepared when the arrival of a mysterious young woman shocks their sea island and stirs up more than just gossip. It turns out that Iris, the beautiful stranger, is a former resident of Broward's Rock. Her arrival throws the normally happy town into a downward spiral that pits neighbour against neighbour. Things take a turn for the worse when Annie befriends Iris and invites her to attend the Darlings' party at the pavilion where Death is the uninvited guest. Suddenly, Max and Annie find themselves in the middle of a fight they don't understand and at the mercy of an unknown assailant who's trying to kill them - and all they know is that it is one of their friends.
The island's peace is shattered when a trio of deaths are linked to the island youth recreation center. With the evidence mounting against her, the center's director seeks out Max to clear her name. When it comes to intrigue, where Max goes, Annie isn't far behind. To save an innocent woman, the pair scrambles to unravel three complex interlinked puzzles: the mystery of three guns, the pulled-put pant pockets of one victim, and the disappearance of a teenager whose stepfather always had the last laugh-until he died.
When the decomposing body of a young woman is found near the railway tracks just outside of Bristol one hot May morning, the wounds on her wrists suggest an open-and-shut case of suicide. But Jack Caffery is not so sure. Other apparent suicides are cropping up, and they all have some connection to Elf's Grotto, a nearly bottomless network of flooded quarries just outside the city. Caffery begins to suspect a shadowy predator, someone - or something - that can disappear into darkness and slip into houses unseen.
Outspoken Russian writer Alexander Kurbsky wanted to "disappear" into the West. To avoid the wrath of the ruling elite, he makes elaborate plans with covert experts Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon for his escape. It's a real coup for the West-except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. And his master plan is about to unfold.
Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macquire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and decided that she will be the ultimate sacrifice because she painted a portrait of a chilling face. The members of the cult believe that Jane's blasphemy means that she must die. In eight days, they will come for her and she will die. With Eve's help, can Jane escape before the clock stops ticking?
[Vancouver author]. Crisis is besieging the Alfredson Medical Center. A decision by Dr. Tyler McGrath, a child cancer specialist, leaves a young patient's family shattered. Dr. Jill Laidlaw, Tyler's wife, is a researcher poised to offer fresh hope to multiple sclerosis victims - including a former presidential frontrunner - until rumours of research fraud endanger her career.
Perpetual graduate student Joseph Geist, desperate for some source of income, is brought by a curious newspaper ad to employment as a conversationalist with Alma Spielman: a woman who, with her old-world ways and razor-sharp mind, is his intellectual soul mate. How is he to know that what seems to be the best decision of his life is the one that seals his fate?
A DVD near the dead woman's body chronicles a year and a half long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. The offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now.
During a live TV news feed from Antarctica a massive sphere of light suddenly appears in the sky. Across the Internet and around the globe, a stunning controversy threatens to consume the world: Has God finally decided to reveal himself? Or is something more sinister at hand?
While in her mother's garden A. J. stumbles - literally - on the body of her mother's current beau. Now A. J. is going to have to find her balance and solve the murder without getting tied up in knots.
When the son of Sherlock Holmes appears unexpectedly on their cottage doorstep, Holmes's wife and partner, Mary Russell, detects that something is amiss. When the young man disappears, she knows she is in a race against time. Russell and Holmes's sleuthing will take them from the seedy underground of bohemian London to the fields of Scotland, where a horrifying ceremony must be stopped before it takes a life Holmes barely knew existed, and now seeks desperately to protect.
After the events in THE LANGUAGE OF THE BESS, Mary Russell is covertly making her way back to London, picking up a mysterious friend with a hidden past along the way. Holmes has fled to Holland, hiding a wounded son, poring over a host of questions. And the villains who nearly killed them all are still alive, back in London and laying traps to lure and finish off the intrepid detectives. Russell and Holmes must draw upon all of their considerable wits to solve this mystery and survive a foe who intends to see the entire Holmes bloodline bled dry.
Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the Fjallbacka area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom's attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, relgious fanatics and criminals.
In the remote Swedish resort of Fjallbacka a little girl is found dead in a fisherman's net. It is the task of detective Patrik Hedstrom to discover who is behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner Erica knew well.
Caitlin Strong is a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather - until a deadly shoot-out along the Mexican border. Now, five years later, her renewed investigation into the truth behind the bloody desert firefight uncovers a terrifying plot that reaches into every home and threatens the very core of the country. Her only hope for success - and survival - is to team up with Cort Wesley Masters, a deadly outlaw who has every reason to want her dead.
Hacker Lisbeth Salander is implicated in murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was due to be published. Now, while journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigates the killings, Lisbeth is drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey and which compels her to revisit her dark past.
Decoupage teacher Brenna Miller is in over her head when she finds bride-to-be Tara with her fiance's dead best friend -- and Tara holding the murder weapon. It's up to Brenna to get to the truth before Tara's future turns to shreds.
Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favour. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he's seen before.
Jaine Austen's new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation - and access to a 24-hour buffet! But then the cruise's charming - and sleazy - British dancer, Graham, is found with an ice pick protruding from his chest.
Benjamin Weaver - ruffian-for-hire, ex-boxer, and master of disguise becomes ensnared in a web of blackmail, spies, and murder in 18th century London, and must infiltrate the ruthless British East India Company, navigate its warring factions, and uncover a plot of corporate rivals, foreign spies, and government operatives. Weaver will find himself in a labyrinth of hidden agendas, daring enemies, and unexpected allies.
The tragic and terrible drama of the war between Greeks and Trojans, the long siege of Troy, and the impact of one woman's beauty on the fate of two nations is played out again in this novel based on Homer's THE ILIAD.
Meet Lemmer. He's a freelance bodyguard, on the bargain-end of the price list. He's white trash, he's violent - an ex-con with a serious anger management problem. And now, Lemmer is mad. Because they pushed him around, they lied and they seriously injured his client. And he happened to like her. A lot. So now, they have to pay.
Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk. Either way, he has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters - mixed race, Xhosa and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Cape Town, panicked politicians know who to call: Benny has just thirteen hours to save the girl, save his career, and crack open a conspiracy, which threatens the whole country.
Logan Finch has just about everything he ever wanted, including a penthouse apartment and a shot at making partner in one of Scotland's largest law firms. But there's something missing from his life - he still pines for the woman he thought was "the one" and who left without explanation over 12 years ago. Alex Cahill is one of Logan's clients and his best friend. The profane, gregarious American owns a successful business but has a shadowy past and a capacity for violence
Through snow-swept, Christmas-illuminated Oslo, Inspector Harry Hole chases a faceless contract killer from the former Yugoslavia among the homeless junkies, perverts and Salvationists, eagerly waiting for a new saviour to deliver them from misery - whether he brings new life or immediate death.
A young boy wakes to find his mother gone. In the garden is a snowman and round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry's team delves into unsolved cases, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
South Africa Former Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is now undercover on the Durban docks when he finds the body of an 11 year old white errand boy, his order book missing, his throat slit. When more bodies turn up with slit throats, Emmanuel is regarded as the prime suspect by the police.
Claudia Connors returns from Vegas with a new husband, actor Lance Ledeaux, who plans to direct, produce, and star in a play he has written and he wants all the Bunco Babes to participate. When Lance is killed during rehearsal with a pistol, all eyes are on Claudia who is holding the smoking gun. It's up to Kate to prove someone else loaded it with real bullets or her newly widowed friend will be throwing dice behind bars.
The body in the trunk, a foot soldier for the local tough guy, looked to be a low-level mob hit. But then a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach. Jesse Stone is stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle. Then PI Sunny Randall comes to town on a case and looking for Jesse's help.
Byzantium, 1273. Anna Zarides comes to the city to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the desert for conspiring to kill Bessarion, a nobleman. As another Crusade to capture the Holy Land draws near she disguises herself as a eunuch to manoeuver close to the key players involved in her brother's fate.
1910. Having brought Egypt firmly under her thumb, Amelia Peabody turns her attention to a harder challenge: Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Hearing that Morley, an English adventurer, has raised money to mount an expedition to search for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Emerson and Amelia are persuaded to go after him in order to prevent a catastrophically inept excavation and the possibility of armed protest by the infuriated members of all three religions.
William Smithback, a NY Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archeologist, are found brutally attacked in their apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Eyewitnesses claim and the security camera confirms the killer seen leaving the building was the strange, sinister man who had previously occupied Smithback and Kelly's apartment -- and who had died horribly in it exactly one year ago. Captain Hayward leads the official homicide investigation, while Pendergast and D'Agosta undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic.
Brutally murdered in her bedroom, the body of the sixteen-year-old daughter of the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who is specifically requested by the captain to investigate.
As a child, Meer Logan was haunted by memories of another time and place, always accompanied by the faint strains of elusive music. Now the past has reached out again in the form of a strange letter that sets her on a journey to Vienna to unlock the mystery of who she once was. Each step brings her closer to the clandestine reincarnationist society.
Israel Armstrong - the hapless duffle coat wearing, navel-gazing librarian who solves crimes and domestic problems whilst driving a mobile library around the north coast of Ireland suspects the disappearance of a teenage girl has something to do with his lending her "American Pastoral" from the library's special "Unshelved" category. Now he has to find the lost teen before he's run out of town - while he attempts to recover from his recent breakup with his girlfriend, Gloria, and tries to figure out where in Tumdrum a Jewish vegetarian might celebrate his thirtieth birthday.
The big day is rapidly approaching for Nikki Sands -- manager of the Malveaux Estates in Napa Valley - and her fiance Derek Malveaux, who owns the winery. But when they start receiving cryptic messages questioning their belief in fate, things quickly turn fatal.
Becca Robbins leads a simple life, making jams and preserves on her very own farm. But when there's a murder in her quaint little town, she puts herself in the line of fire to defend her friend's innocence - and goes from making jam to being in one.
When the body of a young woman is found at a new age health resort in a recently renovated--and possibly haunted--farmhouse, the prime suspect, the resort's new owner, hires the young lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir to investigate. The ghostly claims surrounding the property complicate Thora's search for clues, and when she discovers long-buried information on the property's less than savory history, her once unshakable view of reality begins to waver.
John Ray Leenders, the brutal man who tried to rape Sherri Travis when she was 13, is back in Jacaranda, living with the single mother of a teenage daughter. She does not want to get involved and tries hard to ignore what she sees happening. Then her father Tully Jenkins also reappears in her life, dragging her deep into the swamp to exact revenge on the men who set fire to Uncle Ziggy's junk yard.
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the north of Botswana, to the stunning Okavango Delta, to visit a safari lodge where there have been several unexplained and troubling events -- including the demise of one of the guests.
Daniel Marchant, a suspended MI6 officer, is running the London Marathon. He is also running out of time. A competitor is strapped with explosives. If he drops his pace, everyone around him will be killed, including the US ambassador to London. Marchant tries to thwart the attack, but is he secretly working for the terrorists? There are those in America who already suspect Marchant of treachery just as they suspected his late father, who was removed from his job as head of MI6 by the CIA.
CIA cleaner Micah Dalton has taken his revenge against the Serbian gang who shot his lover. Then he receives a mysterious jade box containing a stainless steel glasscutter. Someone is sending him a very serious message, a message that will force him back into action against a foe out to unleash chaos upon the world.
School psychologist Skye Denison reluctantly agrees to act as maid of honour in her California cousin's over-the-top platinum-style wedding. She is also expected to assist the control-freak wedding planner. When the wedding planner is found dead, just one week before the wedding, Skye is working double-duty. Can Skye get her cousin to the church on time and save herself from a killer who may actually be on the guests list?
Mickey Wade is a recently-unemployed journalist who lucked into a rent-free apartment - his sick grandfather's place. The only problem: it's in a lousy neighborhood - the one where Mickey grew up, in fact. The one he was so desperate to escape. But now he's back. Dead broke. And just when he thinks he's reached rock bottom, Mickey wakes up in the past. Literally. At first he thinks it's a dream. All of the stores he remembered from his childhood, the cars, the rumble of the elevated train. But as he digs deeper into the past, searching for answers about the grandfather he hardly knows, Mickey meets the twelve-year-old kid who lives in the apartment below. The kid who will grow up to someday murder Mickey's father.
At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach. Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.
The young victim had been pregnant, her body washed up on the rocks. Twenty years later the murder remains unsolved; her father now dead and her mother refuses to talk about what went on all those years ago. DI Marjory Fleming is called in to reopen the case that her late father, a policeman, was unable to put to rest. As Fleming digs deeper it becomes clear that her father had struggled to keep secret some of the shameful details around the young girl's death.
Thea throws herself into house-sitting for Babs and Cedric Angell in Lower Slaughter following her beloved father's death. Anything to keep her busy and away from some of her rather difficult relatives. And while feeling lonely, keeping the house in order and looking after the Angell's menagerie of animals does the trick for a while. But when Thea's prickly elder sister turns up on her doorstep after witnessing a horrific murder, the tentative tranquility in Lower Slaughter vanishes, replaced by the sinister connotations of the town's name.
AD 670. An Irish merchant ship is attacked by a pirate vessel off the coast of the Breton peninsula. Murchad, the captain, and a prince from the kingdom of Muman, are killed in cold blood after they have surrendered. Among the other passengers who manage to escape the slaughter are Sister Fidelma of Cashel and her faithful companion, Brother Eadulf. The prince was Fidelma's cousin and she is determined to bring the killers to justice.
After five years of marriage Isabel and Marcus Raines are still deeply in love. But then Marcus disappears. Isabel learns that Marcus's office has been raided by the FBI, all of his work colleagues are dead, her home has been ransacked, and her bank accounts depleted. And then the police discover that Marcus Raines is a long dead man. Years dead. Isabel has been married to a stranger.
Captain Bruno Courreges investigates when the head of an Algerian family is murdered and the peace of Bruno's beloved village of St. Denis is shattered.
Hospitalized after a liason with another man's wife ends in violence, Paul Cole has just one goal: to rebuild his shattered life. But with his memory damaged, the police hounding him, and no way even to get home, Paul's facing steep odds - and a bleak fate if he fails. Final Westlake novel.
August 1914. Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death - an investigation that leads her to a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.
Stone Barrington and Dino are dining at Elaine's when a former client shows up with a briefcase containing $14 million in cash. His story that he won it on a lucky lotto ticket loses credibility when a single gunshot breaks the window above his head and sends diners scrambling.
As newly promoted homicide detective Angel Alves tries to track an elusive serial killer, assistant DA Conrad Darget has his hands full mentoring an ambitious young law student and rallying his fellow attorneys in their daily courtroom battles. With each new attack by the killer, the twisted mystery deepens and the hunger for answers -- and action -- intensifies.
A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper, a helpless witness to the tragedy, the incident is not only traumatic, but leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the dead girl's family. As he gets to know them, Cooper begins to suspect that one of them is harbouring a secret - a secret that the whole family might be willing to cover up and that will lead Cooper to a shocking discovery on the banks of another Peak District river.
Security consultant Peter Avakian becomes snarled in a complex plot to stage a political coup in central Africa. Pulled into a shadow world of nations battling over the world's oil supply, drug dealers financing revolutions, and gunrunners on sale to the highest bidder, it's all Avakian can do to stay alive. And that may depend less on his lethal skills than on two women: a CIA agent and a South African reporter after a story.
A bus accident lands Reacher in a small South Dakota town, where the single witness is the only hope the police have to convict a brutal crime ring. In a place where no one can be trusted, one cop puts his faith in Reacher. Reacher is hired to protect the witness. In the middle of a deadly winter storm, a sleepy town is in the epicenter of a brutal struggle between order and chaos. The clock is ticking and zero hour is approaching.
A second collection of pure thriller stories featuring Ridley Pearson, Mariah Stewart, Robert Ferrigno, Jon Land and others.
St. Elizabeth, Georgia offers charm, Southern hospitality and murder. When hairdresser Grace Terhune and her mother, Violeta, gussy up all the high society ladies attending a town meeting, they find their snobbiest client dead. The police believe the mother-daugher duo did her in. Grace sets out to clear their names before things get snarled beyond repair.
When an attractive NYU student mysteriously disappears from an East Side bar, Detective Darlene O'Hara is taken from the ivory towers of academia into the very worst corners of the city -- where the same shocking secrets that destroyed a teenager now threaten to obliterate O'Hara's life and career.
In the year 1013, Vikings raided an Egyptian tomb and unknowingly stole the greatest secret of the Old Testament. When a quirky archeologist finds an ancient Viking parchment containing runes and riddles, his mundane life is changed for good. The codes lead him on a quest from Egyptian tombs to antiquarian bookstores. Powerful forces are against him as he unveils a religious cover-up with potentially fatal consequences.
The inventor of a technology high-tech lawyer Alex is banking on is murdered - and Alex himself narrowly escapes an attack in his house. He calls his estranged brother, Ben, a counter-terrorism operative, for help. One other person knows of the technology: Sarah Hosseini, a young Iranian American lawyer whom Alex has long secretly desired and whom Ben immediately distrusts and whose presence deepens the fault line between the brothers.
Benny Cooperman travels to Murinam, a former French colony, to help the widow of an old friend solve the death of her husband and recover some missing documents. Benny is still recovering from his cognitive impairment and now becomes truly cosmopolitan - unable to read the signs everywere!
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". Her testimony convicted her 15 year old brother Ben. Now Libby is reconnecting with the players from that night in order to assess the solidity of her testimony. But when the unimaginable truth emerges, Libby finds herself right back where she started, on the run from a killer.
After being widowed, Love Mercy Johnson spends her time writing columns for a regional magazine, helping her in-laws work their Morro Bay, California ranch, and trying to move on. Then her long-estranged eighteen year old brokenhearted granddaughter, Rett unexpectedly shows up. Together they struggle to co-exist while confronting old resentments and painful memories.
Folk art museum curator, rancher and sometimes sleuth Benni Harper is attending the San Celina Mid-State Fair -- a place for caramel apples and 4-H calves, colourful quilts and homemade jams -- and maybe just a little murder...
Greed and lust are Two of the Deadliest of the deadly sins: In addition to tales from some of today's top stars - including Laura Lippman, Susan Wiggs, Marcia Muller, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Pickard, and Elizabeth George herself - "Two of the Deadliest" showcases work from an impressive array of exceptional newcomers, as together they explore the dark depths women and men will sink to when driven by passion, avarice, and a lethal hunger for power.
When his father's police partner's daughter is killed in a horrific accident in Atlanta, lawyer John Delaney returns to settle her affairs and get some time with Katherine. What he discovers about the young woman's past isn't sweet - and the facts surrounding her death suggest it was anything but accidental. He enlists Katherine to help him discover what really happened. Doing so puts Katherine in the path of a killer who will stop at nothing to protect his own past.
The Island of Thanet, 1808. One man is pushed into a kiln of molten metal beneath the looming shadow of the Shot Tower, and another is dug up from the sandy bay beyond. Who they were and why they died so strangely is no ordinary mystery. Missing Persons Finder Whilbert Stroop has a hard time finding answers. On arrival in this marshy coastal corner of Kent, on the very edge of England, Stroop tries to piece together the puzzle of the deaths and the significance of the objects each man died trying to protect. It is a conspiracy that began 10 years before on the battlefields of Europe, and one that will claim more lives before it is done.
After the Puritan ban on Christmas festivities, Restoration London is awash with excess between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night, but the two men found in Westminster Hall had not died from a surfeit of gluttony, but from poison. The Lord Chancellor appoints Chaloner as his investigator into the killings, believing them to be of scant importance to the affairs of state he deals with. But Chaloner reveals a stinking seam of corruption in the Palace of White Hall, where even the Queen is a victim to the greed of courtiers and functionaries. And the pickings are so rich that men are prepared to go to any lengths to save their own skins and their stolen fortunes.
L.A. psychologist Christina McMullen has been counseling Micky Goldenstone to face the secrets from his past, but she had no idea that they would lead to a dangerous confrontation with a criminal that even the police can't protect her from. To make matters worse, Chrissy's best friend, Hollywood starlet Laney Butterfield, has started getting creepy mail that is turning stalker-ugly. And Chrissy's neighbour desperately needs her help to rescue her runaway sister from an abusive husband.
Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, is portly, persistent, and unmistakably Punjabi. Backed by his team of undercover operatives, he cuts a determined swath through India's swindlers, cheats, and murderers. When an honest public litigator is accused of murdering a maidservant, he turns to Puri for his help and discretion. It's a tough case. How will Puri trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion?
Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon believes his missing twin sister Alyssa is still alive, and risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. Detective Clyde Hunt watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing.
Simon Serrailler is called back from holiday when two local prostitutes go missing and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. And then the wife of the new Dean of St.Michael's Cathedral goes missing, followed by another respectable young married woman on her way to work. The murders all take place in and around the canal area.
Corporate attorney Will Connelly's colleague hurtles to his death outside his office window. Will is a prime suspect in a murder, the target of an S.E.C. insider trading investigation and a pawn in a complex criminal sceme involving the Russian mafia and a ruthless terrorist plot. Will also has to ensure that a deadly enemy does not gain access to sensitive and confidential information.
Divorced mom Candyce "Dyce" Dare is the owner of the furniture refinishing store Daring Finds. When she discovers a decades-old letter inside an antique piano she is renovating, she becomes distracted by an investigation that puts her at odds with the letter-writer's very powerful local family.
When a Georgia senator's daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak - a serial murderer who is on Eve's short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve's refrigerator, she knows the taunting is over...and the games have begun. As Eve and Jelak engage in a dance of death, Eve must call upon those she loves and trusts the most...even if it means bringing them into the game as well.
Crime writer Matt Wells could never have conjured a plot this twisted--a secretive militia running sick brainwashing experiments in the Maine wilderness, himself a subject. He knows they've been subconsciously feeding him instructions...but for what? Taunted by maddening snatches of a life he can't trust as his own, Matt's piecing it together: three gruesome killings he's blamed for...and a woman...someone from his past he should remember.
Legendary TV-star-turned-sleuth Polly Pepper is back to solve another Hollywood murder.
Sam Aquillo's past reaches out to pull him back into the world of big money where the term "corporate intrigue" is redundant and ambition the only virtue. It seems a woman vital to the private life of a very important person has gone missing in the Hamptons. After finally achieving some measure of peace and contentment on Long Island, Sam is yet again an accidental player in other people's dramas. His investigation takes him into the world of private security goons and predatory financiers, and the lifestyles of young hedonists, some brave, some beautiful, all a bit lost. This time Sam has a few ambitions of his own that lead him into something all his battles in the ring and corporate boardrooms could never have prepared him for.
Literary critic Shearman Waxx can kill a good book with just a few acidly worded bon mots. And as one unlucky author is about to discover, that's not all he's prepared to kill. The title "America's most feared critic" isn't one Waxx takes lightly. He takes it literally. And now Cubby Greenwich, his wife, Penny, their brilliant six-year-old Milo, and their uniquely talented non-collie, Lassie, are all about to learn the true meaning of "culture war."
Dae O'Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina. Everyone turns to her when they have lost something. One touch and Dae can find it and missing pieces seem to find their way to her whether she wants them or not. When Miss Mildred asks Dae to find her missing watch, Dae finds herself looking for more than the mislaid jewelry. She must prove that the town matriarch is not a cold-blooded killer.
Before Brunetti can get away on his summer vacation, a folder with court records has landed on his desk, brought by an old friend. It appears that cases at the local court - hardly known as a model of efficiency - are being delayed to the benefit of one of the parties. A creative new trick for corrupting the system, perhaps, but what can Brunetti do about it? And just when it looks like Brunetti will be able to get away, a shocking, violent crime forces him to stay in Venice.
Jack Foley (from OUT OF SIGHT) is serving a 30 year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, where he meets Cundo Ray (from LABRAVA). The wealthy Cuban criminal arranges for Jack to be released and the two meet in Venice Bay, California.
Beautiful and the heir to a tremendous fortune, Kenji Sole had an active love life - -a very active love life. When she's found stabbed to death on the floor of her bedroom dressed only in a negligee, it's clear someone very close to her is probably responsible. Since she didn't care about her many lovers' marital status, Frank and his partner Officer Lola Winters have their work cut out for them interviewing all of her lovers, not to mention their jealous wives, to find out who killed the much sought after Ms. Sole.
When military gadget girl USAF Lieutenant Samatha Spade tests the latest experimental goggles, she spots a sniper aiming for Sergeant Diane Roth. The assailant is taken out but the high level investigtion is just beginning.
Brad Miller, Keith Evans, and Dana Cutler are looking for links between the ominous happenings in the Supreme Court Justice Chambers, the Woodruff appeal, and a shoot out years ago on a small freighter docked upriver in Shelby, Oregon. The ship contained a dead crew and drugs.
Fate has bound attorney Paul Madriani to a young Costa Rican woman accused of a horrific crime, ensnaring them both in a frightening conspiracy that ranges beyond U.S. borders. A Cold War nightmare is being reshaped for a new century--a threat too terrible to imagine yet too real to be ignored--leading Madriani, his partner Harry Hinds, and the fugitive Katia directly into the path of an unstoppable, very angry assassin.
When a controversial American senator is attacked during the opening of a Donegal gold mine, Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is blamed for a lapse in security. The shooting of an illegal immigrant in Belfast the same day leads Devlin to a vicious people-smuggling ring operating in the city. Then Leon Bradley, the young environmentalist who attacked the senator, is found murdered near the site of the mine. Devlin questions the group of itinerant travellers who have gathered around a nearby river hoping to strike gold themselves, and it soon becomes clear to Devlin that the mine is a front for something far more sinister.
When Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds the charred remains of local drug dealer Martin Kielty. It soon becomes clear that Kielty's death was no accident, and suspicion falls on a local vigilante group, former paramilitaries calling themselves The Rising. When another drug dealer is killed, Devlin realizes that the spate of deaths is more complex than vigilantism.
Even after witnessing a nasty scene between two mothers of teenage daughters, Lucy Stone never expected to see actual blood spilled--until one of the two is shot dead on the public tennis court.
Here are Spenser's formative years, spent with his father and two uncles out West.
A calculating murderer called the Teacher is terrorizing New York City's powerful, arrogant elite. Rich people must mind their manners...or die. For anyone else, the pressure would be overwhelming. but Detective Mike Bennett is ready. Taking care of his ten children has prepared him for the job! With his hands already full-his kids have all caught a virulent flu-he must now track down the killer. As a secret pattern emerges in the Teacher's lessons, Bennett has just a few hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.
Trial lawyer Mark Darrow agrees to return to Caldwell College and become its new President. But being back on campus opens old wounds. Sixteen years ago, on the night of his greatest football triumph, Darrow found the body of a black female student at the base of the college bell tower, known as the Spire - and his best friend was charged with the murder and sent to prison for life. But Darrow is about to discover that the case against his college friend left crucial questions unanswered.
A gangster strip club owner decides, wrongly, that LA newcomer Joe Carver, had robbed him. Carver evades capture and sets out to make Kapak wish he'd chosen someone else. The police detective in charge of the case has his own troubles, including worries about keeping his two bigamous marriages isolated. Then there is a triple killing and Carver finds himself in the middle of a gang war, while the real robbers journey into an ever-more violent, ever-stranger territory.
Prosecutor Joe Dillard watched in shock as friend and fellow lawyer Ray Miller was pushed to the brink of suicide in the court of Judge Leonard Green. So when Joe arrives at a crime scene to see Green swinging from a tree, his investigation takes him from the halls of justice into his own home. And he's not sure he can face the answer he'll find...
Ivy Beasley, the beloved cantankerous spinster from the Lois Meade mysteries, has found a silver lining in her golden years as an amateur sleuth. She teams up with Gus, a mysterious newcomer to the small English village of Barrington who can't resist a little excitement even as he strives to keep his past a secret, and her own cousin, a widow with time on her hands and money in her purse. Together they're determined to solve the murder of Gus's elderly neighbor.
Lee Child, John Connolly, Colin Cotterill, Jeffrey Deaver, Sue Grafton, Sophie Hannah, Reginal Hill, Maureen Jennings and Ruth Rendell are among those included -- 15 stories of the best in modern crime fiction from the English-speaking world.
FBI agent Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work as a Special Agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team. A case takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation where, under hypnosis, he travels from ancient Greece to 19th century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of world -- and lands him at the center of perhaps the most audacious art heist in history: the theft of a 1,500 year old sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A crew of professional stickup men have spotted several lucrative opportunities during the Republican convention in St. Paul. If that weren't enough of a headache for Lucas Davenport, there's a psychotic who blames Davenport for putting him in a wheelchair and who has an eye on Davenport's adopted daughter. And then there's the right wing crazy with a sniper rifle who is roaming a town filled with high profile targets.
A robbery of the hospital pharmacy goes bad and one of the pharmacy workers dies. For one second, on the way out, the robbers are face to face with Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport. Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: Find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness.
Mike Hammer - and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda - take on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer deals with doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men, meeting changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance.
Reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no chice but to turn back to his old job as a "tourist", doing CIA dirty work. But he will have to prove his loyalty to his new bosses. Milo is suddenly put in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested men, between patriots and traitors - especially as a man who has nothing left to lose.
Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of fifty stray cats and one dead body -- a victim of cold-blooded murder.
A Californian wine moghul arrives in St. Denis with plans to buy half the valley and set up an industrial scale wine-making operation -- if the locals can deliver him the land and the Appellation Controllee status he needs. When a body turns up in a vat it appears that someone is determined to stop the scheme. Bruno, chief of Police, must find the truth.
Recently retired homicide detective Dave Gurney, the most decorated in the history of the NYPD, is awkwardly pulled back into "the life" when an old college friend appears, bearing threatening letters he has received from someone who, incredibly, can predict in advance a person's thoughts. When the sadistic letter writer's mind games culminate in brutal murder and an all-out vendetta against the police, Gurney finds himself in a desperate race to outhink the most ingenious foe authorities have ever faced.
Helen Hawthorne's latest dead-end job is in Miguel Angel's Fort Lauderdale hair salon, where a trim can cost as much as a car payment and a blowout can wipe you out. But when one of the salon's most famous clients, gossip blogger and cable-TV show host Kingman 'King' Oden is murdered at his own wedding, things get a little hairy and King becomes the prime suspect. To save her boss - and her job - Helen is determined to find the murderer.
A Californian wine moghul arrives in St. Denis with plans to buy half the valley and set up an industrial scale wine-making operations -- if the locals can deliver him the land and the Appellation Controllee status he needs. When a body turns up in a vat it appears that someone is determined to stop the scheme. Bruno, chief of Police, must find the truth.
Going home can be hard. But for Special Agent Holly Barker, it could be one change for justice against an old enemy.
In the small coastal town of Fog Horn, South Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er do wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when townspeople start turning up dead with haiku poems left with the bodies, writer Olivia Limoges and the Fog Horn Fiction Group are determined to get the story before there's an unhappy surprise ending.
When Claire regains consciousness after a stranger causes her car to crash, she is frantic to discover her nine-year-old daughter Emma missing from the back seat. Emma is found in the woods close by, unharmed but cradling a child's skull. She claims it called to her. Meanwhile, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is trying to discover the identity of the corpse found badly burned. The body is wearing a soldier's ID tag, but DNA tests show it is not him. When DS Michael McNab asks Rhona for help in identifying the skull found by Emma, they discover the two cases are linked.
On her deathbed, Kit's mother tells him he was adopted and that his birth name was Novello. A search of old newspaper files reveals that a three-year-old boy named Peter Novello was abducted from his parents' holiday hotel in Sicily in 1989. Kit's probing inquiries are sure to bring surprises. They may also unearth dangerous secrets that dare never be revealed.
Cleaner Jonathan Quinn's assignment in rural Ireland unexpectedly leaves him with four dead bodies to dispose of. Now he must find and protect a UN aide worker who has suddenly disappeared from her assignment in war-torn Africa.
Bernard LeVasque has opened a multi million dollar cooking school in Hemlock Falls - and has even stolen customers from Sarah and Meg Quilliam's Inn. But someone finds the infamous chef too bitter -- and takes him off the menu for good.
Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body -- and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes.
On a Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local hunt find the body of a well-dressed man whose head has been crushed. Detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper are called to investigate and become entangled in the violent world of hunting and hunt saboteurs, horse theft and a little-known sector of the meat trade. Fry follows the complex trail of the shady business interests of the murder victim while Cooper realizes that the answer to the case may lie deep in the past.
The eccentric Olive Kettering swore someone was trying to harm her. Too bad no one listened, though plenty wanted her dead. When Olive is shot and killed, Mrs. Jeffries has no problem speaking her mind to see justice served.
Freelance journalist Nick Vargas knows that the "Casa de la Muerta," a grisly house of horrors in the Mexican desert where five Catholic nuns were brutally murdered makes a terrific subject for a true crime book. He learns that there may have been a sixth victim: an American woman whose body has disappeared. His search for her will team him up with L.A. prosecutor Beth Crawford whose sister disappeared after meeting a pair of seductive strangers on a cruise to Baja Norte.
Hackberry Holland is sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border where the bodies of nine illegal aliens are discovered machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church. A damaged young Iraq veteran, Pete Flores, and his girlfriend, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives, hoping to outwit the bloodthirsty criminals who want to kill Pete for his involvement in the murders. The only trouble is, Pete doesn't know who he's running from: drunk and terrified, he fled the scene of the crime when the shooting began.
1901. Denton, a writer with a reputation for involving himself in murder cases, is used to getting unconventional mail. One particular letter gets his attention: a note from a young woman, Mary, who writes that she is in terrible danger and needs his help. The letter is months old and was only forwarded to him when the buyer of a painting found it stuck behind the frame.
In an imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, Jericho Ainsley, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and a Wall Street titan, lies dying. He summons to his beside Beck DeForde, the younger woman for whom he threw away his career years ago, miring them both in scandal. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell. Instead, she is drawn into a battle over an explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike want to wrest from Jericho before he dies.
Kate Burkholder returns as Chief of Police to her hometown, a sleepy rural town where the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. She's certain she's come to terms with her past - until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past - and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.
High Octane short stories by Lee Child, Karen Slaughter, Jeffrey Deaver and other well known international writers as well as newly rising thriller writers.
Retired Army Ranger John Holliday suspects that a 14th century Templar knight's nautical instrument might hold the key to answering some of history's greatest questions. But there are those who believe that some questions should go unanswered.
Eddie Miles is one of a dying breed: a Windy City hack who knows every street and back alley of his beloved city. But what can one driver do about a killer targeting streetwalkers or another terrorizing cabbies. Precious little -- until the night he witnesses one of them in action...
Charlie Parker is haunted by a man and a woman who appear to have only one purpose: to put an end to Parker's existence.
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine year old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer upper into a charming - and profitable - guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted and the two ghosts insist that Alison must find out who killed them.
[Vancouver author]. The murder of a Las Vegas security guard leads crime scene investigators Nick Stokes and Greg Sanders straight to an uncanny circus troupe with deadly connections to none other than the Russian mafia. In the meantime, Ray Langston and Catherine Willows are called to a psychiatric facility where two patients have just escaped after attacking an orderly.
Picturesque Alpine is no longer the brawling logging camp of yesteryear. So when a drunken brawl at the Icicle Creek Tavern leaves a loner named Alvin De Muth dead, the residents feel as if they've gone back to the Bad Old Days. Unfortunately all the witnesses were half-tanked at the time, leaving Sheriff Milo Dodge with conflicting stories. Emma Lord, editor and publisher of "The Alpine Advocate," wonders if this is linked to a heartbreaking highway accident that leaves two people dead and a likable young local on life support.
The killer used high voltage electricity to reduce a city bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel-riddled metal. Fearing terrorism, officials tap quadriplegic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme for the investigation. As the attacks continue across the city at a sickening pace, and terrifying demand letters begin appearing, the team works desperately against time and with maddeningly little forensic evidence to try to find the killer.
Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as 'The Lion.', has returned to America to make good on threats and take care of unfinished business. 'The Lion' is a killing machine once again loose in America with a mission of revenge, and John Corey will stop at nothing to achieve his own goal--to find and kill Khalil.
February 1304. A mysterious assassin prowls the narrow streets of London just as the city comes to terms with the fall from power of Walter Evesham, Chief Justice in the Court of King's Bench. Accused of corruption, Evesham has sought sanctuary to atone for his sins. Evesham's clerk is found cruelly murdered, and then Evesham himself is discovered dead in his abbey cell. Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate. As Corbett traces the ancient sins that hold the key to discovering the killer's identity he must face his most cunning foe yet.
When Dr. James Dalcott is shot dead in his cottage it looks very much like an execution. As DI Wesley Peterson begins piecing together the victim's life, he finds that the well-liked country doctor has been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets.
When LA Police Detective Lena Gamble gets a look at the scene, she can't help but wonder whether she's being set up to be exiled once and for all: The victim is unidentified. There are no witnesses. And there are no leads. Just a body, chopped into pieces and dropped in a Dumpster - gruesome enough to ensure that, once again, the media will be following Lena's every move.
Twenty years ago John Costello's life as he knew it ended. He and his beautiful girlfriend, Nadia, were victims of the deranged Hammer of God killer who terrorized New Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. Nadia was killed instantly. John survived but withdrew from society, emerging only to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. Damaged he may be, but no one in New York knows more about serial killers than John Costello.
When Nat Turner's mentor, Gordon Wolfe, is arrested for possession of a missing WWII secret service archive and turns up dead in a jail cell, Nat's quiet academic life is in tumult. The archive is a time bomb of sensitive material and the key documents are still missing. Following Gordon's cryptic clues, Nat goes to Berlin and Bern, deep into the German resistance movement of WWII.
In the quiet town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a baby vanishes from her bedroom in an opulent lakeside home. It looks like an abduction, but Lieutenant Jonathan Stride suspects that her father has a great deal to hide. That same night, a young policewoman stumbles into the middle of a horrific crime in an encounter which will bring a sadistic killer right into the heart of her already complicated life. Meanwhile, deep in the woods, a small and shallow grave conceals a secret that Stride and his team must unearth before time runs out.
When her plane is hijacked and crash-lands outside Bogota, Emma Cauldridge, a biochemist for a cosmetics company on a covert personal mission, escapes when guerrillas take the surviving passengers hostage. To deal with the hijacking, the US Department of Defense turns to Edward Banner and his military contractors for help. But Banner doesn't know that Emma holds the key to the hijhacking and carries a volatile biological weapon in an ingenious disguise, set for auction to the highest bidder.
It is 1940; Greece is at war with Mussolini's occupation forces in Albania, and senior police official Costa Zannis finds himself working with secret operatives in Budapest, Zagreb, Sofia, and Belgrade, and a resistance cell in Berlin to organize an escape route from Berlin through Greece to neutral Turkey.
Two hours after an elderly lady attempted, unsuccessfully, to speak with a police precinct chief, she is dead. Witnesses' accounts vary as to whether she was pushed or fell in front of the bus that killed her. Chief Inspector Espinosa quickly pinpoints a suspect in Hugo Breno, a bank teller whose solitary existence takes on a sinister cast as he shadows the Inspector's movements across the city. Meanwhile Espinosa discovers an unsettling connection from the past between himself and Breno.
Ever since a 1962 unsolved train robbery made it famous, people have flocked to the town of Trouble in California's gold country, searching for the booty that train robbers supposedly dumped off the Golden Rail Express in a botched heist. When the town museum's watchman is murdered, Adrian Monk and his assistant Natalie are sent to investigate.
A gangland shooting in a popular Philadelphia tourist location has left six dead, most of them innocent bystanders, and days later the body of a headless Latina turns up in the Schuykill River. Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne can't shake the hunch that there's a connection -- and that hunch leads him to the Texas-Mexico border. There, he finds a world where the daily question is a "O Plato o Plomo"? -- Silver or lead. Cash or death. Which will Matt Payne take?
The bizarre murder of an Indian scientist in public by the goddess Kali is no laughing matter. Yet Dr.Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when the hideous deity appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The case is a first in the "annals of crime" according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi's Most Private Investigators. To get at the truth, Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi's Shadipur slum, home of India's ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges - entering a world in which illusion and the supernatural are virtually indistinguishable.
Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest, moody and agressive. Brown was the middle child, timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer.
When their daughter Heather disappears on a holiday in Cornwall, the loss is more than their marriage can bear for Ruth and Simon Graham. Ruth builds a new life for herself, a new husband, Andrew, even a second daughter, Beatrice. Then history repeats itself, and a desperate phone call launches D.I. Will Grayson and his partner, D.S. Helen Walker, into an investigation which will test their professional and emotional resources to the very limit.
The mutilated body of a pretty teenager is found dumped in a scrap-metal yard. She had been viciously assaulted, her heart cut out of her chest. The very same day a young businesswoman, also a blonde and an athlete, was abducted while jogging. McCabe suspects both crimes are the work of the same man who is clearly well-versed in complex surgical procedures - and who is likely to strike again.
Joe Hunter does not like bullies. He really does not like men who abuse women so Joe has a problem protecting abusive Bradley Jorgenson from a professional hit man. Contract killer Dantalion takes his work very seriously; he has a talent for killing and a book in which he obsessively numbers each of his victims.
Johannes Cabal has never pretended to be a hero of any kind. There is, after all, little heroic about robbing graves, stealing occult volumes, and being on nodding terms with demons. His purpose, however, is noble. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as monstrosities but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
When Haley Randolph arrives at the Holt Department Store employee luncheon and fashion show, she spies a sick server hiding in a back room. Deciding to help out, Haley grabs a uniform. The catered array of food and personalized fruit bouquets from Edible Elegance is a hit until top fashion model Claudia Gray is found dead in the ladies room.
Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, but now it's up to new curator Grace Wheaton and handsome groundskeeper Jack Embers to protect dear old Marshfield. But to do this they'll have to investitgate a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid Wheaton family secrets -- and sour grapes out for revenge.
Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates when his instincts tell him something isn't right about a prisoner accused of killing her husband. Wade Barsad, a man with a dubious past, locked his wife's horses in their barn and burned the animals alive. In return, Mary shot Wade in the head six times--or so the story goes. Walt doesn't believe Mary's confession, and he's determined to dig deeper. Posing as an insurance claims investigator, Walt soon discovers other people who might have wanted Wade dead, including a beautiful Guatemalan bartender and a rancher with a taste for liquor, but not for honesty.
In Durant, Wyoming, the owners of a multi-million dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent junkyard. When a severed thumb is discovered in the yard, conflicts erupt, and Walt Longmire, his trusty companion Dog, life-long friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high plains pressure cooker.
Florida's newest talk show radio psychologist Maggie Walsh has no sooner become involved with a local movie production than the leading lady turns up dead. Now Maggie has to find the killer before the credits roll -- or it might be her final performance.
Jackie Swaitkowski's business relies on the constant movement of the Hamptons' real estate market. After making an odd request to evict his sister-in-law from his home, one of Jackie's clients turns up dead. Jackie would have expected that to be the end of it, but an envelope found on the corpse contains an item so unusual that Jackie finds herself working on something bigger, and more dangerous, than real estate.
The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past--a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once intermingled. Long derelict, the hotel has just been restored to its former grandeur. But something else has been restored too--a long forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to settle a decades-old score. And with every move, Eric inches closer to the center of the gathering storm.
Lisbeth Salander is under close supervision in the ICU of a provincial Swedish hospital. When she's well enough she will be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for a triple murder. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist she will need to prove her innocence and identify and expose the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to become victims of abuse and violence.
The murder of the manager of a popular Haight-Ashbury coffee shop reveals that he was selling high grade marijuana there. The absentee owner -- who is also the Mayor's niece is charged with the murder and becomes Dismas Hardy's client.
After Jason Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed during a retreat on the island of Bali, he fakes his own death and takes on a new identity and mission-to find his assassin. When Bourne's hunt for revenge intersects with the search for the perpetrators of an airplane disaster, Bourne is thrust into a race to prevent a new world war.
Martin Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he's seen the error of his ways. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He's even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police - the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years - supposedly here to 'keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong.
San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani is still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion he helped avert in Guardian of Lies, and has become more interested in larger, international dangers he sees on the horizon. A former radical activist from the days of Vietnam and SDS, a man involved in bombings and localized terror as a youth, he thinks the time has never been more ripe for change in the U.S. And he believes he has the perfect scheme for bringing that change about: the complete annihilation of a single branch of government.
In 1934 all star reporters went to a remote Virginia town for the trial of Erma Morton, a beautiful young girl who is accused of murdering her father. Carl Jennings, a journalist from Tennessee, searches for the truth and calls on his cousin, Nora Bonesteel for help.
Professional dog walker Ellie Engleman doesn't know much about the ins and outs of dog shows. But when one handler is killed, Ellie will learn that it's a dog eat dog world. Especially since the killer might now have it out for her.
Dandy Gilver, amateur upper class sleuth, is back in the fourth book of the series.
For more than two years, he held Seattle in a terror grip. A cold-blooded killer who abducted young mothers right in front of their sons and murdered them execution style. Then, as suddenly as the killings began, they seemed to stop.
Shan Tao Yun is an exiled Chinese National, a former Beijing Investigator, on parole from the Tibetan gulag to which he had been consigned as punishment. He is leading a mule bearing a corpse over the slopes of Everest at the request of a local wisewoman who says that the gods have assigned him this task. As he nears a road he comes across a traffic accident. Two women in a approaching sedan have been shot. Although one victim dies in his arms, Shan is later met with denials that she is dead. Shan must find the killer, for his reward will be the life and sanity of his imprisoned son, Ko.
STONE'S FALL is a quest, a love story and a tale of murder. It centres on the career of a very wealthy financier and the mysterious circumstances of his death, cast against the backdeop of WW I and Europe's first great age of espionage, the evolution of high-stakes international finance and the beginning of the twentieth century's arms race.
When his wife Emma disappears after a terrorist ambush on a convoy of limousines, physician Jonathan Ransom is apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wife's capture. He makes a daring escape, realizing his only option is to become a spy himself in order to track down Emma and discover the true nature of the conspiracy she appears to be masterminding.
Impulsive Harriet Westerman has felt Thornleigh Hall's menace long before she happens upon a dead man bearing the Thornleigh arms. The grim discovery cries out for justice, and she persuades reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to her cause, much against his better judgment: he knows a dark path lies before those who stray from society's expectations. That same day, Alexander Adams is killed in a London music shop, leaving his young children orphaned.
A dozen stories, including a new Inspector Banks.
Bryce Forrester - Lily's husband - calls her from a Las Vegas jail where he's been arrested for attempted rape...even though Las Vegas was not on his itinerary. Anne Bradley - Bryce's accuser, like Lily, is a woman with an eerie past...an enigmatic figure to whom Lily is strangely drawn. The trail leads back to a Web service that provides alibis for cheating spouses and into a thick web of deception that puts both Lily's life in jeopardy. Do you know where your husband is?
Kelly's friend Jennifer is a top-notch knitter - and a bit of a party girl. But she's always stayed out of trouble, until one night when she's attacked by a stranger. As she recovers, she leans on Kelly and her close-knit group of friends for support. A ranch retreat in the mountains, stitching and talking, is exactly what Jennifer needs. But they are all in for a shock - because the owner of the ranch turns out to be Jennifer's attacker. When the man is found dead a few days later, Jennifer is the most likely suspect. Now, Kelly has to pick up the stitches before things get out of hand.
Immacolata Borelli has come to Britain to study accountancy in London. Her prime reason for coming to Britain was to look after her gangster brother. The Borelli clan are major players in the Camorra, a crime network more ruthless than the Sicilian Mafia. Mario Castrolami is the senior Carabinieri investigator of the Camorra. He is dedicated to destroying the clans. When Immacolata calls from London to say she is prepared to collaborate, Mario knows this will set up a terrifying series of events. Recommended.
When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.
Normally a peaceful wilderness retreat, the Jackalberry bush camp has suddenly become a ghastly crime scene - and the details are still emerging when Detective David "Kubu" Bengu is assigned to the case. Zimbabwean teacher Goodluck Tinubu and another tourist have been found bludgeoned to death, while another guest at the camp - rumored to be a dissident wanted in Zimbabwe - has disappeared without a trace.
As a young cop P.I. Jack Carpenter failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant and neither of them was ever seen again. Now, 18 years later, Carpenter isn't about to let grim history repeat itself-especially when he discovers a pattern of unsolved kidnappings involving the same massive perp.
Sarah Brandt is not completely surprised when her very proper mother asks her to attend a seance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the death of her older daughter, Maggie. So Sarah accompanies her - and the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie - convincing Mrs. Decker to attend another seance. Only this time, one of the attendees doesn't succeed in speaking to the dead - she joins them. Now, it's up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal - by determining how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when every suspect was holding the hand of the person next to them.
Dortmunder is convinced to have his next heist captured for TV audiences on a reality show. As cameras roll on a mock up of OJ Bar & Grill that has been set up in a downtown warehouse, Dortmunder and Kelp sneak onto the roof to organized a private enterprise.
Gwen crossed the wrong coworker when she gave Stephen Tarbell a poor performance rating. That was all it took to push Tarbell over the edge. He already believed Gwen stole the promotion that was rightfully his. He won't let her take anything else from him. Now it's his turn to take -- and take -- her job, her family -- even her life.