hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow with three of his children for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. During an afternoon stroll in the park, Georgii's daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by Erast Fandorin and his Japanese sidekick Masa. But panic ensues when the party realizes that four-year-old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion. A ransom letter arrives from an international criminal demanding the handover of the Count Orlov, an enormous diamond on the royal scepter which is due to play a part in the coronation. Can Fandorin find Mikhail in time?
When a series of creepy crimes plagues an ill-fated Edgar Allan Poe festival, newly elected county sheriff Vivian Borne, along with her reluctant deputy, daughter Brandy and spunky shih tzu Sushi, springs into action. A purloined tome, a black cat, a musty mausoleum, and mysterious disappearances - these tell the tale of a heartless murderer.
In the north of Dundee, DI Dania Gorska is leading the search for a missing boy, with the police and volunteers combing the dramatic landscape in hope of finding the child. What they discover in a derelict hut in the hills is the remains of a body, chained to a wall. This body isn't the missing child but is identified as another young boy who disappeared many years before.
Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, a fracking town, to investigate the death of a young woman whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open. As Decker and Jamison dig into the victim's life, they are shocked to discover that the woman who walked the streets by night as a prostitute was a teacher for a local religious sect by day - a sect operating on land once owned by a mysterious government facility that looms over the entire community.
Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: another unidentified body has turned up.
After a young woman is attacked, she dies in hospital and a deadly tattoo is discovered on her body. And when another young woman disappears, Detective Francis Sullivan and his team fear a serial killer walks the streets of Brighton. His team identify a suspect, Alex Mullins, son of Francis's lover, Marni. Can Francis forget their shared past and save the next victim before it is too late?
Thirty years ago, teenager Paul Bergman was found drowned in Gullspang's lake, and his best friend Francesca vanished from her home. Paul's death was ruled a suicide, and Francesca was never found. Stockholm DI Charlie Lager is still haunted by childhood memories of a strange house and the missing girl who once lived there. She is determined to uncover what really happened all those decades ago. But someone out there is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the truth from coming out...
When two bodies are found brutally murdered on a building site in Battersea, DS Calil Drake is first on the scene. He sees an opportunity: to solve a high-profile case, and to repair his reputation after a botched undercover operation almost ended his promising career in the Violent Crimes Unit. Assigned to work with the enigmatic forensic psychologist Dr Rayhana Crane, and on the hunt for an elusive killer, Drake's investigations lead down the dark corridors of the past.
Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah's life.
Kate Rees, a young markswoman from rural Oregan, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris and assassinate the Fuhrer. Wracked with grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But no formal spy training. When she misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life - all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up.
Ilka Jensen has left Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she's devastated to discover her father's second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren't the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka's efforts to reach out. Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. Ilka learns that the woman knew her father.
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is dead-set on solving a cold case - even if the original investigators stonewall her every step of the way. A violent storm has uncovered the remains of a family that authorities assumed fled the country years ago to avoid prosecution. But the body of the youngest Albright son never turned up. If the child is dead, why wasn't his body found with his parents? If he's alive, where has he been...and what does he know?
Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen joins groundskeeping efforts at the National Beagle Club at Aldie as the date for its springtime Hounds for Heroes veterans' benefit approaches. But things take a sinister turn when, after a routine tree cleanup along the Club's hunting trails, retired foreign services officer Jason Holzknect is found dead, throat slit from ear to ear.
One of the world's most wanted terrorists, resurfaced in North Korea, unleashes a series of cyber sneak attacks against the Chinese and on the U.S. Pacific forces. Don Riley, head of U.S. Cyber Command, must track down the enemy and stop the assault. His secret weapon: a trio of supremely skilled midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy whom he hopes can uncover the infiltration - and launch a counter-attack.
Three young RAF airmen played in a legendary band called the Flare Path Orchestra. When a precious record of their music turns up in the most unexpected place the Vinyl Detective finds himself hired to track down the rest of their highly sought-after recordings. But, as he does so, he finds that the battles of the last World War aren't over yet - and can still prove lethal.
Though Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, have spent a busy day on the bookmobile, Minnie is still up for the Fourth of July nighttime festivities, eager to show off her little town to her visiting niece, Katrina. But then, during the grand finale of the fireworks display, Katrina discovers a body. Minnie recognizes the victim as one of the bookmobile's most loyal patrons.
Detective Matthew Venn returns to North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, for his father's funeral. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn's only focus, and his team's investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.
Harry Bosch is at the funeral of his mentor, John Jack Thompson, when his widow hands him a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. He brings Renee Ballard in to help him investigate. They soon arrive at a worrying question. Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
To everyone's surprise, John Carlyle has been promoted to Commander. Struggling to come to terms with the his new responsibilities, Carlyle finds his position threatened by investigative journalist Bernie Gilmore. Gilmore is digging into Carlyle's relationship with ex-drug dealer Dominic Silver and the pair's involvement in the killing of gangster Tuco Martinez. Carlyle hopes he can put Bernie off the scent but Dom favours more drastic measures.
Emperor Domitian has been awarded (or rather has demanded) yet another Triumph to celebrate two so-called victories. Preparations are going smoothly until one of the men overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a cliff on the symbolic Capitoline Hill. But Flavia Albia suspects there's more to the incident than meets the eye.
Madame Katerina, Detective 'Nine Nails' McGray's most trusted clairvoyant, hosts a seance for three of Edinburgh's wealthiest families. The following morning everyone is found dead, with Madame Katerina being the only survivor. When questioned she alleges a tormented spirit killed the families for revenge. McGray, even though he believes her, must find a rational explanation that holds up in court, else Katerina will be sentenced to death.
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.
The trees in Arborville, New Jersey, have started sporting sweaters. Part of the trend of public knitting art? Not exactly. An anonymous activist has been wrapping trunks in yarn to cover red X's that mark certain trees for removal by the town so they don't interfere with power lines. When the town's mayor - who supports cutting down the trees - is murdered, Pamela wonders if the tree hugger committed homicide to prevent arborcide. Then a knitter is arrested for the crime.
Sadly, Timothy Fuller is too old and infirm to continue caring for his beloved Pomeranian, Stewie, who is also elderly. But finding Stewie a new home has been challenging. Fortunately, Liz Denton and her son, Ben, are on the case. But a rival rescue group is already there when they show up at the Fuller house - along with a nurse and Mr. Fuller's sour-faced son. After an unpleasant argument, they reschedule the pickup for later. But by the time she gets back, Stewie is an orphan. Mr. Fuller has been found with a knife in his back.
When a priest is found crucified in a derelict North London chapel, it makes a dramatic change for DI Charlie George and his squad at Essex Road. But that's only the beginning. On Christmas Eve, a police officer goes missing and his colleagues can't help but anticipate the worst. It turns out they're right when eventually the body is found and they discover he's been stoned to death.
Mr. Luis Machi is an Argentinian oligarch who made his fortune collaborating with parasites, pushers, and secret policemen. He has a cocaine habit, a collection of three hundred ties, ten million dollars in the bank, and a bloody corpse in the trunk of his BMW. He has no idea who the victim could be, or who among his many, many enemies might be trying to frame him for murder, and he doesn't have much time to find out.
South London, 1896. William Arrowood, Victorian London's less salubrious private detective, is paid a visit by Captain Moon, the owner of a pleasure steamer moored on the Thames. He complains that someone has been damaging his boat, putting his business in jeopardy. Arrowood and his trusty sidekick Barnett suspect professional jealousy, but when a string of skulls is retrieved from the river, it seems like even fouler play is afoot.
Once, Detective Buck Schatz patrolled the city of Memphis, chasing down robbers and killers with a blackjack truncheon and a .357. But he's been retired for decades. Now he's frail and demented, and Rose, his wife of 72 years, is ill. Worse, an NPR producer believes that 35 years ago Buck coerced a confession out of a convicted serial killer finally facing execution, and is out to demolish Buck's proudest moment.
Heidi Kick, the first female sheriff in rural Bad Axe County, Wisconsin, searches for a missing girl, battles local drug dealers, and seeks the truth about the death of her parents twenty years ago - all as a winter storm rages in her embattled community.
It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. When the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire.
Kirk McGarvey's first case as a CIA black ops officer is the assassination of a monstrous Chilean general known as the Butcher of Valparaiso. McGarvey manages to cross the border over the mountains from Argentina without being discovered, and even makes his way to the general's remote compound. But someone back home in Washington has blown his mission to the Chileans.
When a ritually murdered corpse is discovered at a Native American temple site smack in the middle of Sunflower County, Mississippi, the archeology crew on the dig is immediately under suspicion - with particular focus on its easy-on-the-eyes, charismatic leader, Dr. Frank Hafner. So when Sheriff Coleman Peters closes in on him, Hafner hires the Delaney Detective Agency to clear his name.
When his friend Leo Pak is arrested on suspicion of murder and armed robbery, Van Shaw journeys to the remote town of Mercy River to help his fellow Ranger. It is the scene of a raucous three-day party attended by hundreds of former and active Rangers. The murder victim - the owner of a local gun shop where Leo worked part time - was dealing in stolen heroin-grade opiates. Worse, the town has a dark history with a community of white supremacists, growing in strength and threatening to turn Mercy River into their private enclave.
June 1814. The royal families of Austria, Russia, and the German states have gathered in London at the Prince Regent's invitation to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon and the restoration of monarchical control throughout Europe. But the festive atmosphere is marred by the brutal murder of a disgraced British nobleman transported to Botany Bay 18 years ago for murder, and reported as having died in New South Wales.
For officer Anne Capestan and her squad of misfits, now despised by their colleagues at 36, quai des Orfevres and worried for their future, morale has never been lower. And now she has been assigned to investigate the murder of Officer Serge Rufus, the father of her ex-husband. Worse, it soon appears that his murder is linked to two other victims, both of whom were warned by the killer before they struck.
The fragile young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to return to the man who understands her and offers her warmth, comfort, a home. He gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house. D.I. Marnie Rome thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.
It's winter, the nights are dark and freezing, and a series of assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out onto streets of London. When Marnie's family home is ransacked, there are signs that the burglary can have only been committed by someone who knows her. Someone out there is playing games. It is time for both Marnie and Noah to face the truth about the creeping, chilling reaches of a troubled upbringing.
Island Times food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is now happily married. But before she can set sail on her honeymoon cruise, her mom Sheila pays an impromptu visit - and promptly becomes the prime suspect in a murder. The victim is Sheila's old high school rival, Caskie Lemon-Hogg, known for her homemade blueberry pies and her home-wrecking flirtations.
January 1832. Expectant mother Kiera and Sebastian Gage have been invited to the Duchess of Bowmont's Twelfth Night party in Traquair, Scotland. Upon their arrival at the opulent estate it becomes obvious that all is not merry in their hostess's home. The family appears to be under a great strain, and someone seems determined to cause mayhem among the guests with a series of forged notes. Then the partygoers stumble upon a decomposing body in the castle's crypt.
Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. By Sunday morning, Ali's life is unrecognizable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn't recognize the face staring back at her...
Walt Longmire has been Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, for almost a quarter of a century. When he joins his good friend Henry Standing Bear on a trip to the City of Brotherly Love to see his daughter, Cady, he's in for a shock. Walt hasn't even put his boots up when Cady is viciously attacked and left near death on the steps of the Franklin Institute. He soon discovers that she has unwittingly become involved in a deadly political cover-up.
Two years ago, Bonnie, the teenage daughter Nora Watts gave up for adoption, was kidnapped by the wealthy Zhang family. Though Nora rescued her, she made a powerful enemy in Dao, a mysterious triad enforcer and former head of the Zhangs' private security. On Dao's trail, as it doubles back from southeast Asia to Vancouver, Nora forms an unlikely partnership with an eccentric playboy billionaire, and reunites with Jon Brazuca, ex-cop turned private investigator.
Whitney Whitaker has scored the perfect piece of real estate: a ramshackle white Colonial at the top of a hill with views of downtown Nashville. What more could a self-taught home-improvement maven and occasional house-flipper ask for? Ideally, the property of Whitney's dreams would not have come with a dead body blocking the entrance to the foyer.
Marianne wanted never to return to this place, the town where she grew up in the shadow of the Nazareth Mental Hospital. But her mother is suffering from dementia nearby, and her husband buys a flat in the town's newly renovated interior so that she can be close enough to help her mother. And Marianne can't tell him why the place fills her with such dread, why she can't risk destroying the careful life she's built.
Ten year-old Erin is missing; taken in broad daylight during a friend's birthday party. With no witnesses and no leads, DI Lukas Mahler races against time to find her. But is it already too late for Erin - and will her abductor stop at one stolen child? And the discovery of human remains on a construction site near Inverness confronts Mahler's team with a cold case from the 1940s. Was Aeneas Grant's murder linked to a nearby POW camp, or is there an even darker story to be uncovered?
As college senior Tara Beckley drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. But Tara's actually a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator hired by the college to look in to Tara's case, can tell that Tara's car crash was no accident.
Faye von Essen lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm with a gorgeous husband who gives her everything she's ever wanted, and an adorable daughter who lights up her world. So how is it, then, that she now finds herself in a police station? The truth is that Faye's life is far from what it seems. The truth is that Faye isn't even her real name. And now she's been caught out. There's no way she's going to go down without a fight. The only question is - who will escape with their life?
SAS trooper Matt Standing flies to Los Angeles when he learns that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life, Billy-Bob Barnes, has been accused of killing the man he was supposed to be bodyguarding. Three other bodyguards were also killed and now Billy-Bob is on the run. The dead client was a Russian oligarch with connections to the Kremlin. But who wanted him dead? And if Billy-Bob wasn't the killer, who carried out the assassination and why is Billy-Bob being framed?
Sally Page is an MI5 'footie', a junior Secret Service Agent who maintains 'legends'. Her day consists of maintaining flats and houses where the legends allegedly live, doing online shopping, using payment, loyalty and travel cards and going on social media in their names. One day she goes out for coffee leaving the safe house from which she and her fellow footies operate. When she comes back they have all been murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. She is on the run: but from whom she has no idea.
Shepherd is tasked by MI5 with protecting a 15-year-old schoolboy who is being used to gather evidence against violent drug dealers and a right-wing terrorist group. Meanwhile his son Liam has fallen foul of the Serbian Mafia and if Shepherd doesn't intervene, Liam will die.
Count Falier urges his Venetian son-in-law, Guido Brunetti, to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune. And yet Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption.
The high-profile anti-independence campaigner Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan's superiors want results, and they want them now.
The CIA's deepest secrets are being given away for a larger agenda that will undermine the entire Western intelligence community. DNI Mary Pat Foley doesn't know who, how or why. After an unrelated mission to Poland goes badly, Jack Ryan, Jr. barely escapes with his life. Then an old friend dying from cancer has one final request for Jack that will leave Jack's life hanging by a thread and the truth about the shadowy figure behind the CIA leak one step closer.
Oxford, 1961. A family day out at Briar's Hall ends in tragedy when a 11 year old boy goes missing - and his body is found at the bottom of a disused well in the orchard. It looks like a tragic accident, but Coroner Clement Ryder and Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday aren't convinced. If Eddie had been climbing and fallen, why were there no cuts or dirt on his hands? Why would a boy terrified of heights be around a well at all?
Spain, 2020. John Mackenzie - an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator - is assigned to aid the Spanish authorities in their manhunt for ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland. Cleland pursues revenge against officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell. Her aunt Ana has been deaf and blind for the entirety of her adult life, the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the centre of Cristina's world - and of Cleland's cruel plan.
Savannah is shaken to the core when coroner Dr. Jennifer Liu appears on her doorstep late one night and admits to fudging an autopsy report to keep her friend Brianne's suicide a secret - fulfilling a final promise made before the terminally ill woman administered a lethal drug cocktail. But after Dr. Liu finds the same unique mixture in a second body, she fears the deaths share a dark connection.
When a cold case dossier lands on Captain Benny Griessel's desk, he and his partner Vaughn Cupido, fellow member of the Hawks elite police unit in South Africa, reluctantly set to work reviewing the evidence of the disappearance - and possible murder - of ex-cop Johnson Johnson on the world's most luxurious train line. Meanwhile, Daniel Darret has settled into a new, quiet life in Bordeaux, far from his native South Africa and his revolutionary past - until a man from that past reappears to commission his unique skills one more time.
Anna McDonald's husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. She turns to a true crime podcast for distraction - a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy - and discvoers that she knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened.Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over.
A collection of stories from top contemporary authors, all invited to put their own unique spin on what it means to recognize a certain day or event every year. Doug Allyn, Lee Child, Max Allan Collins, Jeffery Deaver, Meg Gardiner, Alison Gaylin, Sue Grafton, Carolyn Hart, Naomi Hirahara, Wendy Hornsby, Laurie R. King, William Kent Krueger, Laura Lippman, Peter Lovesey, Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Peter Robinson, S.J. Rozan, Julie Smith.
When historian Suzan Tan is asked to examine the contents of a derelict villa on the Bosphorus, she is intrigued to discover a Ouija board among the artefacts. Forty years ago, a young girl was found with a knife in her heart in this villa. It is said that before her death this very Ouija board spelled out her name. The verdict was suicide - but what if it was a brutal act of murder and her killer was still walking free? Suzan asks Ikmen to solve the case.
After his father is murdered, college basketball player Victor Li learns that his father was never just a restaurateur, but in fact part of a international crime syndicate formed during China's leanest communist years. Traveling to Beijing, Victor unearths his father's secret criminal life, confronting decades-old grudges, violent spats, and a shocking new enterprise that the organization wants to undertake. Standing up against it is likely what got his father killed, but Victor remains undeterred.
When a member of the Police Scotland team fails to clock-in for work, concern for her whereabouts is immediate... and the discovery of her burnt-out car in remote woodland to the south of Edinburgh sets off a desperate search for the missing woman. Meanwhile, DCI Tony McLean and the team are preparing for a major anti-corruption operation - one which may raise the ire of more than a few powerful people in the city.
Chicago PI V.I. Warshawski's impetuous goddaughter, Bernie Fouchard, tries to rescue Lydia Zamir, a famed singer-songwriter now living on the streets. Zamir's life fell apart when her lover was murdered next to her in a mass shooting at an outdoor concert. Not only does Bernie plunge her and V.I. headlong into the path of some ruthless developers, they lead to the murder of the young man Bernie is dating.
For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue - until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas.
When Duncan McCallum is asked by Benjamin Franklin to retrieve an astonishing cache of fossils from the Kentucky wilderness, his excitement as a naturalist blinds him to his treacherous path. But as murderers stalk him, Duncan discovers that the fossils of this American incognitum are not nearly as mysterious as the political intrigue driving his mission.
When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man's innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body, but Daniel finds an arson expert to absolve him. But it's not long before Adwell is killed in the same fiery fashion.
After the plane carrying the Secretary of Defense is blown out of the sky, the DIA must find someone to infiltrate the Taliban, get to the terrorist mastermind, and at all costs stop his plan for an attack more destructive than 9/11. Heritage and military training make young California-raised Afghan-American Lieutenant Faraz Abdallah the perfect undercover agent. But can he do the job, fool the Taliban's top leaders and become a terrorist, while remembering why he's really there?
Pictures of the children of influential Washington politicians are discovered on a strange blog. Each is walking or standing outside his/her school, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of extremist groups. The FBI can't locate the anonymous photographer and no crime has actually been committed. With nowhere else to turn, influential Senators decide to call in someone who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport.
It was a relatively minor criminal matter, all things considered, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there's even more to this killer than meets the eye...
When the discovery of a small human foot unearthed in the Pennsylvania woods leads manhunter Jacob Rein's protege, Detective Carrie Santero, to a decades-old cold case, she is not prepared for the secrets she will unravel - and their connection to her mentor's dark and buried past.
Gary Baldwin was a special forces watcher, assigned to observe a village deep in Syria. The appalling atrocity he witnesses will change his life forever. Now he is living as a handyman on the Orkney islands. Meanwhile Knacker, an MI6 officer, learns that the Russian officer responsible for the Syrian incident may be in Murmansk, northern Russia. He sets in motion a plan to kill him. It will involve a sleeper cell, a marksman and other resources - all unlikely to be sanctioned by the MI6 top brass, so it must be done off the books. But first, he will need a sure identification. And for that, he needs a watcher...
When a young boy falls from a balcony in a block of flats, DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But strangely, no one will admit to seeing anything - and the parents will only tell the police that it was an accident. Determined to sort the truth from the lies, Grace is thrown into a case that takes her to the darkest corners of the criminal world - and strikes closer to home than she could have ever imagined...
When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window. They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak to each other again. Five years later one of them is set alight at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did that night. What they chose over their duty. And there are still three men left to burn.
Isabel Stone has come to Sherlock Holmes to beg his assistance in reclaiming some priceless jewels kept from her by her tyrannical stepfather, Captain Grimbold Pratt. But then Captain Pratt himself comes to Baker Street, not quite so tyrannical as Isabel would have them believe. Holmes and his cousin, Dr Henry Vernier, must unravel a tense family mystery dating back to the Indian Mutiny, where neither of them is sure who to believe...
The Snapchat video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2... Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent.
Decades of bare-knuckle fighting and concussion after concussion have taken its toll on Jack's mind and forced him to carry around a stash of illegal painkillers and a notebook of names that separate friend from foe and remind him of dangerous haunts to avoid. Then, hijacked by a sleazy gambler out to settle a score, Jack loses the money that will clear his debt with Big Momma Sweet, the queen of Delta vice, and is forced to step into the fighting pit one last time, the stakes nothing less than life or death.
Lillian Adams is going on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband before Judge John Murray. The prosecutor, Haskins Sewell, however, is consumed by political ambition. He plans to advance his own career by framing Lillian for murder one.
1952. Millers Kill Police Chief Harry McNeil is called to a crime scene where a woman in a party dress has been murdered with no obvious cause of death. 1972. Millers Kill Police Chief Jack Liddle is called to a very similaar murder scene. The only difference is this time, they have a suspect, young Vietnam War vet Russ van Alstyne, who found the body while riding his motorcycle. Present-day. Millers Kill Police Chief Russ van Alstyne gets a 911 call that a young woman has been found dead in a party dress, the same MO as the crime he was accused of in the 70s.
MEET SUZETTE: Suzette loves her daughter, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. MEET HANNA: Seven-year-old Hanna is a sweet-but-silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father Alex. He's the only person who understands her. But her mother Suzette stands in her way, and she'll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo was just 15 years old when Prohibition became law. Over the next decade, Alo would work side by side with Lansky and Luciano as they navigated the brutal underworld of bootlegging, thievery and murder. Alo's later career included prison time and the ultimate Mob tribute: being immortalized as "Johnny Ola" in The Godfather, Part II.Introduced to the 91-year-old Alo living in retirement in Florida, Dylan Struzan based this book on more than 50 hours of recorded testimony - stories Alo had never shared, and that he forbid her to publish until "after I'm gone."
1361. As the Black Death advances towards his estate in Kent, Oswald de Lacy leads his family to the safety of a remote castle in the marshes - where his friend Godfrey is preparing a fortress to survive the coming disaster. The rules are clear: once the de Lacys and other guests are inside the castle the portcullis will be lowered and no-one permitted to enter or leave until the Pestilence has passed. And then a murderer strikes.
Oliver Cromwell's son, Richard, has abandoned his exile and slipped back into England. James Marwood, a traitor's son turned government agent, is tasked with uncovering Cromwell's motives. But his assignment is complicated by his friend - the regicide's daughter, Cat Lovett - who knew the Cromwells as a child, and who now seems to be hiding a secret of her own about the family.
Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting ready to celebrate the New Year of 1900 at Trinity Church when they notice Mr. Pritchard, a relative of their neighbor's, behaving oddly and annoying the other revelers. Frank tries to convince Pritchard to return home with them, but the man refuses and Frank loses him in the crowd. The next morning Sarah and Frank are horrified to learn Pritchard was murdered sometime in the night, his body left on Trinity Place, the side street near the church.
In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate.
Despite settling in to a comfortable life with Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan knows dangerous serial killer Julian Addington is still out there. She can't let her guard down now. Not when she's this close to ending it once and for all. But with a storm brewing on the horizon, she'll get only one shot before the impending darkness takes hold, threatening to wipe away every truth she's uncovered - and everything she holds dear.
Six crime novellas.
Storyton Hall, Virginia, is a top travel destination for book lovers and the perfect spot for literary events. But as a children's book publisher hosts a gathering there, some folks aren't going to live - happily ever after or otherwise... A woman dressed like Little Red Riding Hood is found dead from a plot device straight out of a fairy tale - with a rare and valuable copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales in her basket. Not long after, a second victim is killed, with yet another treasure - a volume by Hans Christian Andersen worth thousands of dollars - nearby.
Athens, 443 BC. Aspiring playwright Philocles has come home to find a man with his throat cut slumped against his front gate. Is it just a robbery gone wrong? If so, why didn't the thieves take the dead man's valuables? With the play that could make his name just days away, he must find out who this man is, why he has been murdered - and why the corpse was left in his doorway.
When forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland's Isle of Skye, a chance encounter in the woods behind a nearby activities centre leads her to what seems to be a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics, who visited the centre while on leave from Afghanistan and can no longer be located on the island? Enlisting the help of local tracker dog Blaze, Rhona starts searching for a connection. Two days later a body is found at the base of the famous cliff known as Kilt Rock, face and identity obliterated by the fall.
When a small-time criminal named Harold Lee turns up in the Ashokan reservoir - sans a heartbeat, head, or hands - the local Mafia capo hires Isaiah Coleridge to look into the matter. The Mob likes crime, but only the crime it controls...and as it turns out, Lee is the second independent contractor to meet a bad end on the business side of a serrated knife. One such death can be overlooked. Two makes a man wonder.
When wishcrafter Darcy Merriweather's personal concierge company is hired by elite runner Abby Stillwell to organize the Wicked Mad Dash, a competition that takes place in the Enchanted Village, Darcy is more than willing to help her friend. As blizzard conditions rage on the morning of the race, Darcy's main concern is the terrible weather - until Abby goes missing...and is later found dead, buried in the snow.
An old friend calls in a favour from former police officer now PI Cassie Dewell. She wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out in the Big Sky Country of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there's always something more to the story.
The brewery owned by Janice Childs and Mags Nielsen, two members of the gardening committee, gets robbed, with hundreds of dollars in merchandise taken off their delivery trucks in the dead of night. Is this the work of a random thief? Or is something more sinister afoot? When Jeannie Cordle drops dead at a charity auction, poisoned by a fatal weed, Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: a killer lurks in their midst, one with a keen understanding of poisonous plants.
Kate has been launching a cookie-of-the-day challenge in the heart of Coral Cay, providing sweet treats for the reception of the town's handsome new veterinarian - not to mention dealing with tourists in town for a pirate festival and the surprise arrival of her former fiance, Evan, who seems determined to win her back. And if that's not enough, a skeleton has been found - in the backyard behind her best friend Maxi's floral shop.
In a Seine book stall Brooklyn buys a first edition of the James Bond novel The Spy Who Loved Me as a gift for her husband Derek. When they bump into Ned, an old friend from Derek's spy days, Brooklyn shows him her latest treasure. Back home in San Francisco they visit a local spy shop recommended by Ned, where they agree to allow the book to be displayed. Then they learn that Ned has died. Then late one night, someone is killed inside the spy shop.
Helene Hilditch - formerly known as Howlin' Hellbitch - of all-girl punk outfit Blue Tits is a mean guitarist, and someone is trying to kill her. With a rare pressing of their first album to find, the Vinyl Detecive and Nevada are soon called in to to help but this time the question is who isn't a suspect. In fact, the only person who isn't a suspect is Delia Lispector, the Blue Tits' bass player - who has already been murdered...
Reacher steps off the Greyhound to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. Before long he finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs, staying one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she's letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay.
At PI Cass Raines's go-to diner, new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to enlist her help. Jung's friend, Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan near his luxury boat. And Jung is convinced there's a murderer on the loose . . . Cass reluctantly begins digging only to discover that Tim Ayers was terminally ill. So why would anyone kill a dying man - if he was killed at all?
Vientiane, 1980: Dr. Siri finds a mysterious note tied to his dog, Ugly's, tail. The death threat is not just aimed at him, but at everyone he holds dear. And whoever wrote the note claims the job will be executed in two weeks. He must figure out who wants him dead -- and why -- and begins to cast through his personal history for a clue.
Librarian Kitt Hartley and her friend Evie Bowes learn that DS Charlotte Banks has been suspended from duty, on suspicion of assaulting the suspect in the burglary of a local bookshop. Evie wants justice for Charlotte, who she is sure was not the attacker, and how could any self-respecting librarian turn down the chance to find missing rare books? The two friends team up once again to investigate the rarefied world of York's bookshops and antiques dealers and find out just who has framed their friend.
Detective Inspector Avison Fluke has committed a crime to get back to work, concealed a debilitating illness and is about to be made homeless. Just as he thinks things can't get any worse, the body of a young woman is found buried on a Cumbrian building site. Shot once in the back of the head, it is a cold, calculated execution. When the post-mortem reveals she has gone to significant expense in disguising her appearance, Fluke knows this is no ordinary murder.
Investigating how a severed hand ends up on the third green of a Cumbrian golf course is not how Detective Inspector Avison Fluke has planned to spend his Saturday. So when a secret protection unit from London swoops in quoting national security, he's secretly pleased. But then a young woman arrives at his lakeside cabin with a cryptic message: a code known to only a handful of people and it forces Fluke back into the investigation he's only just been barred from.
Reeling from a deadly bombing in Venice and her investigative partner Dante's disappearance, Detective Colomba Caselli retreats to the rural countryside outside Rome to nurse her wounds. When an apparently autistic teenager appears in her yard, covered in blood, he leads her to a brutal crime scene where nothing is what it seems. As Colomba gets pulled into the investigation and the body count continues to grow, she is implicated in the violence.
In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman - and possibly others - he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a mysterious organization. Is it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult under the sway of a captivating leader?
Psychiatrist Dr. Annick Boudreau, at the West Coast Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia is stunned when Sanjay, a young patient who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is arrested for the brutal murder of his roommate. Unable to talk to the authorities because of doctor-patient confidentiality, Annick feels compelled to investigate on her own, whatever the risks. What she discovers takes her into the dark side of Vancouver, where she uncovers a truth that's very different from what the police and prosecutors imagine.
Former pro wrestler "Hammerhead" Jed Ounstead leaves the wrestling realm to enter a new arena: women's flat-track roller derby. When old acquaintance Stormy Daze seeks his help finding her team's missing coach, Jed discovers that the turnbuckle-and-metal-chair mayhem of the wrestling ring pales in comparison to roller derby's four-wheeled ferocity. He is drawn into the criminal orbit of a shady entrepreneur who doubles as a late-night TV personality, a high-class bookmaker with a yen for racing dachshunds, and a kinky painter with a special technique for producing art.
A New England seaside mansion is holding an estate sale, which is just what the bookshop owner needs to replenish her supply of rare editions - even if the house is rumoured to be haunted. Assisting an overwhelmed insurance appraiser with the inventory, Addie discovers an 1887 magazine containing Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, which she estimates to be worth over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.But when Addie later finds the appraiser dead in the estate's private library, with the door bolted from the inside, and the priceless edition missing, it's a mystery worthy of the Great Detective himself.
Mitch Newman is a photojournalist based out of Washington, D.C. His phone never rings. When it does, a voice he hasn't heard in years will tell him his former fiancee Jean has taken her own life. Jean was an investigative reporter working the case of a lifetime. Somewhere in the shreds of her investigation is the truth behind her murder. Piecing together the clues will become a dangerous obsession: one that will lead Mitch to the dark heart of his country - and into the crossfire of a conspiracy...
Winner of the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel. 1995. Monty Collins and Father Brennnan Burke are in Belfast, as a man goes off a bridge on a dark, lonely road; a rogue IRA enforcer is shot; and a series of car bombs remains an unsolved crime. The trouble is compounded by a breakdown in communication: Brennan knows nothing about the secrets in a file on Monty's desk. And Monty has no idea what lies behind a late-night warning from the IRA.
Young Jessica Fletcher teaches at the local high school while she and her loving husband, Frank, are raising their nephew Grady together. But when the beloved principal dies under mysterious circumstances, Jessica knows something is off and, for the very first time, investigates a death. Present-day Jessica returns to high school for a colleague's retirement party and has fun seeing familiar faces. That is, until the colleague winds up dead - and his death has mysterious links to Jessica's very first murder case.
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride's oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast. And then someone turns up dead.
Joanna and the Watsons receive an unexpected visitor to 221b Baker Street. A rain-drenched Dr. Alexander Verner has just returned from an unsettling trip to see a patient who he believes is being held against his will. Joanna quickly realizes that Verner's patient is a cryptographer involved in the highest level of national security, who the Germans have taken captive to pry vital information about England's military strategies for the Great War.
Russian tanks race across Poland crushing all opposition on a headlong dash for the heart of Germany. Satellite killing missiles blind American forces while Spetznatz teams destroy Allied communications relays. It's all part of a master plan to confuse and defeat America and her allies.
DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous, yet reminiscent of ones he has received in the past, from the person who drew him into a case that's haunted him for years. At the same time, Ruth receives a letter purporting to be from that very same person - her former mentor, and the reason she first started working with Nelson. But the author of those letters is dead. Or is he?
After Hurricane Leo hits Camino Island, among the dozen dead is Nelson Kerr, a friend of bookseller Bruce Cable, and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson's injuries suggests that the storm wasn't the cause of his death. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson's novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson's computer is the manuscript of his new novel.
The most cantankerous member of the small gang of Old Bangkok Hands who hang out at The Expat Bar suddenly goes missing under suspicious circumstances. Engaged in the search for the missing American and the challenges of life with a newborn, Poke Rafferty misses the fact that he's being followed by someone who puts his whole life in Thailand at risk.
25 million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Hans-Peter Schneider is after it. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, whose US residency status is precarious, is the caretaker of the house. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.
In Slough House, the London outpost for disgraced spies from MI5, memories are stirring, all of them bad. And with winter taking its grip, Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.
On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention. As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, DI Marnie Rome fears one of the women may have found him - and is about to pay the ultimate price.
Noah Jake has seen dead bodies before but when a young woman falls to her death from a London tower block, landing in the bonnet of his car, everything changes for him. Has he witnessed an accident, suicide, or something worse? It looks as if Samantha Haile is just the latest victim in the wave of violence sweeping the city. Only Noah feels the need to treat her differently, to chase down the truth of what happened that day. Marnie Rome wants to help, but even she cannot grasp why Noah is risking so much for the sake of this stranger he never knew.
Three women were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life. The case was closed - at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was... But now one of them has been found, dismembered and dumped in a bin bag in town. Forensics reveal that she died just two days ago, when Raven was behind bars, so Maggie has a second killer to find.
Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement--doing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife. Then a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on Beau's doorstep with a newborn infant in hand. When Alan asks for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down.
Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. It's 1928 and a wave of shockingly violent murders is sweeping up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. Kerr's final book.
The Parsees are among the oldest, most secretive and most influential communities in Mumbai. When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence - where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures - the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced.
Lisbeth Salander has disappeared, sold her apartment in Stockholm, gone silent electronically, told no one where she is. But Mikael Blomkvist needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets in Stockholm - a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at possible damaging knowledge of people in the highest echelons of government and industry. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist's phone number on it.
Seven Hap and Leonard stories. Includes some recipes.
Winnie's new cider shop has been booked for a June wedding! Winnie couldn't be happier to see the barn filled to the rafters for the big bash - until her doting ex, Hank, is caught in a heated argument with the groom. Winnie plans to scold Hank after the party, but spots him running off instead. And when the groom turns up dead, apparently hit by the honeymoon getaway car, Hank is the main suspect.
1943. An undercover task force, led by Captain Harry Walsh, is sent into Nazi-occupied France to prevent a German scientist from fixing a flaw in the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, a jet-propulsion engine aircraft faster than any plane in the Allies' arsenal. But as the team proceeds with their mission, an SS officer from Harry's past pursues the Englishman on a very personal mission of revenge.
Chef Charlie Cooke leaves San Francisco and returns home to Elkview, Alaska, to take over her mother's diner. Determined to bring fresh life and flavors to the Bear Claw Diner, Charlie starts planning changes to the menu, which has grown stale over the years. But her plans are fried when her head cook Oliver turns up dead after a bitter and public fight over Charlie's ideas - leaving Charlie as the only suspect in the case.
Sunny's long-time gangster associate Tony Marcus comes to her for help, despite the fact that she double crossed him on a recent deal. But the way Tony figures it, Sunny owes him, and Sunny's willing to consider his case if it will clear the slate. Tony's trusted girlfriend and business partner has vanished, appears to have left in a hurry, and he has no idea why. He just wants to talk to her, he says, but first he needs Sunny to track her down.
Months after landing their dream job, five brilliant young minds are sent on a remote retreat. But when one of them disappears, they're forced to question why they were brought there in the first place. And for the first time in their lives, they realize too much knowledge can be deadly. One of them is lying. One of them is guilty. No one is safe.
Local glass artist and cupcake lover Rene Fischer-Klein has always suffered from a wide variety of health issues. In an effort to cheer her up, her doting husband, Peter, brings her a four-pack of her favorite cupcakes every week. But when the police discover that Rene has been poisoned, there's no sugarcoating the fact that the last things she ate were the Fairy Tale Cupcake Bakery's signature pumpkin spice cupcakes!
160 pages. The woman's naked body, washed in bleach, discovered on a stone wall beside the N2 highway 35 miles from Cape Town, is eventually identified as that of an expert in old Dutch Masters paintings. Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido learn she was in South Africa in search of a rare painting by Carel Fabritius, missing since 1654. But how Lewis died, why, and at whose hand shocks even the two veteran detectives.
When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim.
Two very different women join forces to launch the Right Sort Marriage Bureau in the heart of post-war Mayfair: Miss Iris Sparks, quick-witted and impulsive, and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, practical and widowed with a young son. But the promising start to their marriage bureau is threatened when their newest client, Tillie La Salle, is found murdered and the man arrested for the crime is the prospective husband they matched her with.
Sydney, Australia, 1946. War correspondent Billie Walker reopens her late father's business, a private investigation agency. At first, Billie's bread and butter is tailing cheating husbands. Then a young man, the son of European immigrants, goes missing, and Billie finds herself on a dangerous new trail that will lead to the highest levels of Sydney society as well as the city's underworld. What is the young man's connection to an exclusive dance club and a high-class auction house?
August 1572: Minou Joubert and her family are in Paris for a Royal Wedding, an alliance between the Catholic Crown and the Huguenot King of Navarre intended to bring peace to France after a decade of religious wars. So too is their oldest enemy, Vidal, still in pursuit of a relic that will change the course of history. But within days of the marriage, thousands will lie dead in the streets and Minou's beloved family will be scattered to the four winds.
Tara never imagined her introduction to Ireland like this - carrying her mam's ashes to honor her final request: "Tell Johnny I'm sorry...Take me home." She's never met her mam's estranged brother, Johnny Meehan, who owns an architectural salvage business in Galway. When she arrives at her uncle's stone cottage, she finds a dead man sprawled over the threshold in a pool of blood, a man who turns out to be Johnny's wealthiest client - and her missing uncle is the garda's number-one suspect.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty - as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries: his beloved city is under threat of attack - and these would-be terrorists may be local.
Celeste Cabot has a flair for painting - and a touch of paranormal talent too. She's just arrived to sell her artwork at a big craft fair in North Carolina, complete with rides, games, and deep-fried everything. But the sunny landscape takes on a darker hue when her Chihuahua, Van Gogh, leads her to the riverbank - and to a body that was definitely not part of her design.
Inside a beautiful Victorian family home in Glasgow, a mother and her young son are found brutally murdered. DI Costello is furious and knows exactly who did it: George Haggerty, the husband and father. The only problem is that Haggerty has a cast-iron alibi - the police themselves caught him speeding at the time of the murders.
When Detective Josie Quinn is called to a large house on the outskirts of the small town of Denton, she's horrified by the viciousness of the attack: smashed glass, splintered furniture and blood are spattered across the floor. The owner, a single mother, is fighting for her life, and her newborn baby is missing.A beautiful young woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie's only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn't know who she is, where she's from or why she's so terrified.
Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent - and that Joey's family's connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. As Joey serves his sentence, Andy checks up on his elderly Uncle Nick and takes his dog, Tara, on a few visits. Nick's memory is going, but when Andy tries to explain why he's there, it jogs something in the old man's mind - and his comments leave Andy wondering if he just might hold the key to Joey's freedom after all.
Sheriff Chris Cherry and his deputies America Reynosa and Danny Ford find themselves caught up in an escalating war for control of a Mexican drug cartel, with the recent discovery of five dead men at the Rio Grande's edge. But when El Paso DEA agent Joe Garrison's own Nemesio investigation leads him into the heart of the Big Bend, he suspects that a high-profile drug task force in a neighboring county is corrupt, and can't shake lingering doubts about the loyalty and motives of the young deputy, Ame Reynosa. And he won't let Sheriff Cherry ignore them either.
Mike Hammer steals a ride on a train upstate to Killington. But he is welcomed by a nasty surprise. He is accused by police of raping and murdering a young woman near the freight yards. Roughed up by the cops and facing a murder charge, Hammer's future looks bleak. Only a beautiful blonde, Melba Charles, daughter of powerful Senator Charles, might possibly save him - if he pays the price.
Once Jamie Carter maneuvers her way into the Senate, only three people stand in her way to the Presidency: the Speaker of the House, the Vice President, and the President himself. But when one of her assassins tries to kill the CIA Director under Jake Mahegan's watch, the plan is momentarily derailed. Yet her highly trained killers are still closing in on all the president's men.
Scott Harvath is a highly prized intelligence agent, a military operative, and an assassin. Two days ago, that man was crossed - badly. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. But survival isn't enough. Harvath wants revenge.
Before Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown can enjoy the idea of being the future Mrs Chris Henderson, her fiance discovers the body of his friend, antique dealer Jonathan Woolley, brutally strangled in a house in Grasmere. Enlisting the help of her friends and amateur detectives Ben and Bonnie, the investigation appears to ask more questions than it answers as historical grudges against the dead man are revealed.
The murder victim, Lady Virginia Courtauld was a boundary-breaking, colourful and unconventional person who rejected the submissive role women were expected to play. Ostracised by society for being a foreign divorcee at the time of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Ginie and her second husband, Stephen Courtauld, leave the confines of post-war Britain to forge a new life in Rhodesia, only to find that being progressive liberals during segregation proves mortally dangerous. Many people had reason to dislike Ginie, but who had reason enough to pull the trigger?
Ireland. AD 672. The hamlet of Cloichin is said to be a veritable Eden, with its prosperous farms and close-knit, friendly community. But when Sister Fidelma and Eadulf arrive, a new priest has ordered the villagers to lynch a man accused of murdering a local farmer, his wife and two sons. The only evidence they hold against him is the fact that he is a stranger to their land. Saving the man's life, Fidelma is determined that the villagers must give the newcomer a fair trial.
At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial.
When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's past.
It's November, and Lane and Darling have escaped the chilly autumn in the Kootenays for a honeymoon at the posh and romantic Santa Cruz Inn in sunny Tucson, Arizona. But despite her very best intentions to relax, soon after their arrival Lane's plans to spend the holiday poolside with a good mystery are interrupted by gunfire. One of the hotel's wealthy guests has been shot point blank and Lane is second on the scene.
On a cold, rainy morning, finance journalist Ally Linden arrives early to work in her Manhattan office, only to find that she's forgotten her keycard and needs to have a colleague she's never met let her in. When her boss finally arrives, he seems surprised to see her - because she hasn't worked there in five years.
Charlene, recently widowed, has renovated her historic Salem Massachusetts mansion into a B&B just in time to greet guests arriving for the town's annual Halloween festivities. She's lucky to have a helpful staff to provide support - as well as a handsome ghost named Jack standing invisibly by her side. When Charlene discovers Morganna, a local Wiccan, dead in her shop, she starts getting cozy with the local coven, looking for clues to locate the crafty culprit.
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky - literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing.
Archaeologist Sage Westfield has her first forensics case. Hidden by holly leaves, the body of a teenage girl has been discovered on the grounds of a stately home, where another teenage girl went missing twenty years ago - but her body was never found. Sage investigates a nearby burial mound - and uncovers rumours of an ancient curse and the story of an excavation over a hundred years ago that also ended in a mysterious disappearance.
Popular Athenian playwright Philocles and his actors are hired to take his latest play to Corinth, to promote goodwill between the two cities. But on arrival, their guide and fixer Eumelos drops dead - a victim of poison. Philocles is convinced someone is out to sabotage the play, and to find out who - and why - he must first uncover the murderer. But in Corinth the ruling oligarchs seem more interested in commerce than justice.
On the fourteenth anniversary of little brother Charlie's disappearance, DI Helen Birch takes part in a raid on one of Scotland's most feared criminal organizations. Two days later, Charlie comes back. It's not a coincidence. When Birch finds out exactly what he's been doing all those years, she faces a terrible choice: save the case, or save her brother.
Twenty years ago, teenager Brandon Taylor walked into the Big Woods north of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, and never returned. Years later, bones of a child are found in the woods, confirming for many the end to the Taylor story. As the case reopens, some point fingers to Quinn's uncle, the former sheriff, who took his own life in a cloud of corruption and shame.
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.
Written in 1972 but never published and just rediscovered. London insurance investigator Bill Kemp is sent to the Caribbean to determine the legitimacy of an expensive life insurance claim after the inexplicable death of a businessman. Local tensions around a forthcoming election are already spilling over into protest and violence on the streets. Finally, when the island comes under siege, even Kemp's army training seems feeble in the face of a determined foe.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine heads back to her rural hometown in Georgia to see what she can uncover about the traumatic night her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped and Atlee was almost killed. Mercy has been missing now for three decades. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil - and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.
Melanie reluctantly agrees to train a Bulldog puppy for elusive Bite Club reading group member Evan Major. Between the unusual bruise on his face and a bizarre run-in with an unknown dog show attendee, introverted Evan's penchant for trouble sends him to an early grave - while landing Melanie in the hot seat for homicide.
Newly married, Brad McLanahan and Nadia Rozek are just beginning to settle into their new life together when they are called back into action. The Americans plan to mine the moon's helium-3 resources, but the Russians and the Chinese are building a joint secret base on the moon's far side fortified with a powerful Russian plasma rail gun that can destroy any spacecraft entering lunar orbit. If the heavily armed base becomes operational, it will give America's enemies control over the world's economic and military future.
Key West food critic Hayley Snow will be at a high-brow three-day conference at the Harry Truman Little White House, helping her mother's fledgling catering business. But just before her mother's decadent flan is put to the test, Key West's most prized possession, Hemingway's Nobel prize gold medal for The Old Man and the Sea, is discovered stolen from its case. Gabriel, a family friend and one of the new busboys working the event, is a suspect when he mysteriously goes missing moments later. Then he is found stabbed to death in the storeroom.
The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny's father. As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde's mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds.
The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman's seven-year-old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight. The girl's family is a pillar of the Amish community, well-respected by all, but Kate soon realizes they're keeping secrets - and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them.
Brisbane 1999. A body is found. And then another. And another. A string of seemingly ritualised but gruesome murders. All the victims are men. Affluent. Guys with nice houses, wives and kids at private schools. All have had their throats cut. Tabloid headlines shout, THE VAMPIRE KILLER STRIKES AGAIN! Detective Constable Lara Ocean knows this about staring into the eyes of a murderer -- get it right, you're a hero and the city is a safer place, but get it wrong and you destroy a life. And a killer remains free. Twenty years down the track, Lara Ocean will know the truth.
1947, New York City. PI Ida Davis has been called to New York by her old partner, Michael Talbot, to investigate a brutal killing spree in a Harlem flophouse that has left four people dead. But as they delve deeper into the case, Ida and Michael realize the murders are part of a larger conspiracy that stretches further than they ever could have imagined.
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy investigates when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way. He makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets.
On a lonely moor in northern England, the body of a young woman is discovered. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the darkness has heard the call. PI Charlie Parker has also heard it.
Hotelier Kate Hamilton and historian Joshua Wainwright are about to put into motion their plans for transforming the landscape into a Victorian village and tourist attraction, when a dead body turns up in the town library. Do these mysterious papers spell danger instead of dollars? That's what Kate intends to find out before all bets are off...and someone else ends up six feet under.
Laos, 1981: When an unofficial mailman drops off a strange bilingual diary, apparently written by a kamikaze pilot, Dr. Siri is intrigued. Half is in Lao, but the other half is in Japanese, which no one Siri knows can read; it appears to have been written during World War II. Most mysterious of all, it comes with a note stapled to it: Dr. Siri, we need your help most urgently. But who is "we," and why have they left no return address? Last in the series.
When her husband has to leave Rome, it falls to Albia to supervise his building project in an old grotto. Why has someone buried tattered scrolls by obscure philosophers - and does it involve a worse crime than terrible writing? Soon that puzzle is overtaken. A woman disappears from her husband's birthday party; she meets a dire fate, then Albia learns that on the same night, two louche slaves given to her family by the brooding Emperor Domitian also vanished in the gardens.
1974, Mandy River arrives in London and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege. Lord Morven is having his wife watched. According to Lady Morven, her estranged husband also has a violent streak, yet she doesn't seem the most reliable witness. Should Mandy believe her?
Alan Auhl is still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters are still convinced he was murdered; the coroner is not so sure. Or the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all.
Forensic reconstructionist Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together crime scene details others fail to see. Cleaning out her late father's law office after his burial, she receives a call that plunges her into a decades-old case. In the summer of 1979 a package sent to police by a mysterious woman appeared to unmask a serial killer. 40 years later the killer is about to be paroled, but the cryptic file Rory finds in her father's law office suggests there is more to the case.
Former Havana detective Marlene Martinez, now happily running a bakery in Miami, has booked a week-long cruise to Mexico and the Caribbean with her niece, Sarita, as the girl's quinceaaera present. Sarita is beyond thrilled to discover that a Cuban telenovela star, Carloalberto, is also aboard for the trip. But even while trying to keep her niece away from the unsettlingly handsome actor, Marlene gets the feeling Carloalberto is in some kind of trouble - he is constantly on edge, and shady characters seem to find their way to him.
Freelance writer Alex Vlodnachek is visiting her big sister Annie in her South Beach condo, when, on the eve of the condo association's hotly contested election, everything in the luxury high-rise is going haywire. But board president and social butterfly Leslie McQueen seems curiously absent amidst the chaos. Along with a good chunk of the association's cash.
L.A.: January, 1942. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop, a flesh peddler, a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She's a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. They've signed on for the dead-man job.
Juliet Brody and Reverend Brook are tying the knot in Ohio's Amish Country's most anticipated nuptials of the year. Though Bailey King is determined to do everything in her power to make the summer event a sweet success, she soon finds herself struggling to fulfill bridesmaid duties and keep her stunning marshmallow-frosted wedding cake from becoming a gooey disaster. Then much to everyone's shock, the entire ceremony crumbles when a guest drops dead, and the cause isn't sunstroke.
A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock by a fishing stringer through his jaw, and everyone wants private detective Nils Shapiro to protect them from suspicion. The unfaithful widow. Her artist boyfriend. The lawyer's firm. A polarizing congressional candidate. A rudderless suburban police department. Even the FBI. Nils and his investigative partners illuminate a sticky web of secrets and deceit that draws national attention. But finding the web doesn't prevent Nils from getting caught in it.
Ruth Galloway has a new job, home, and partner, and she is no longer North Norfolk police's resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Ivor March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal. Nelson was always sure that March killed more women than he was charged with. Now March confirms this and offers to show Nelson where the other bodies are buried - but only if Ruth will do the digging.
In a small north Florida town a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead. Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo's, was framed, convicted, and sent to prison for life. Then, after 22 years, lawyer/minister Cullen Post who travels the south taking innocence cases, agrees to help. But powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy exonerated.
The body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop. But there's no ID in the pockets and Eli swears he's never seen the man before. Then a girlfriend turns up with a name, and claims the victim told her he was someone's "right hand man". But old fractures and scars, discovered at the autopsy, suggest a more colourful past.
London, 1703. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of collectors, has devoted his life to filling his cabinets. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare stones, bones, books, and artifacts he has amassed, some visitors come with a darker purpose. For Cecily Kay, it is a passion for plants that brings her to the Mayne house. The only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate the specimens she needs within Sir Barnaby's crowded cabinets. But when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily finds the confession of the supposed killer unconvincing.
"You shouldn't be here. It's too late..." These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine--a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000 pounds, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed?
Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war to help her find the sniper who pulled the trigger. Soon Swagger is back in the action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal...and attempts to decipher that assassin's ultimate target before it's too late.
In addition to his library duties and his role as doting grandad, Charlie has enrolled in an early medieval history course offered by young, charismatic professor Carey Warriner. Charlie feels a bit out of place- his fellow classmates are half his age-except for Dixie Bell Compton, another'mature' student. When Charlie hears an angry exchange between her and their professor, his interest in piqued. He's saddened to learn just a few days later that Dixie has been killed.
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He's discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women online. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them.
Years after her son's fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may have grown out of damage suffered at the hands of a pedophile priest while he was in high school. Looking for vengeance, she targets the Catholic Church's most visible local figure, Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When the archbishop begins receiving anonymous threats, local police dismiss them, saying they're not credible. So he turns to his friends, Ali Reynolds and her husband, B. Simpson.
Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic holiday to Iceland's Westfjords - with catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Ellioaey, a place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir is determined to find the truth in the darkness.
It is November 2nd, 2017. All Souls Day. On the Day of the Dead, the citizens of Venice make their way to the cemetery island of San Michele to pay their respects to the departed. When an empty coffin is unearthed in the English section of the graveyard, a day of quiet reflection for Nathan Sutherland becomes a journey into the dark past of a noble Venetian family.
Dr. Julie Rees, a toxicologist and ER doctor, is stunned when her emergency room is flooded with teenagers from the same party, all on the verge of death. She suspects the teens took - or were given - fentanyl. But why did they succumb so quickly? Detective Anson Chen is determined to find out. He and Julie race to track down the supplier of the deadly drugs. Vancouver author.
CIA desk analyst Aaron Wiley is travelling to Bueno Aires in pursuit of Dr. Otto Schramm, an Auschwitz camp doctor. He ingratiates himself with Otto's alluring but wounded daughter, whom he's convinced is hiding her father. Enlisting the help of a German newspaper reporter, an Israeli agent, and the obliging CIA station chief in Buenos Aires, he hunts for Otto - a complicated monster, unexpectedly human but still capable of murder if cornered.
Summer, 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on the Cote d'Azur. Here Mrs. Hudson falls under suspicion for another murder when a beautiful young man is found dead in her front room. The old woman's colorful past has been a source of tension between Russell and Holmes before this, and now, the dangerous players who control Monte Carlo's gilded casinos may stop at nothing to keep the pair away from the dark corners that Mrs. Hudson's youthful history could bring to light.
The editors have asked the contributors to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. Some tales are pastiches; others step away in time or place to describe characters and stories influenced by the Holmes world. Peter S. Beagle, Rhys Bowen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jamie Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L. P. Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D. P. Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F. Paul Wilson contribute.
Parker Valentine has always dreamed of opening her own winery in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. But she gets more than she bargained for when a food and wine critic unexpectedly shows up at Vino Valentine on opening day. A negative review could be fatal for her business, and not only does he seem to hate her chardonnay, he also collapses and dies shortly after drinking it.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse and a blizzard cuts off the electricity - and all contact with the outside world - the guests settle in for the long haul at a remote lodge in upstate New York. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets and firewood - a genuine rustic experience! Soon, though, a body turns up - surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body.
47 year-old Nat is to take over the Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. But Nat's badminton partner Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed who will take Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all.
Roxane Weary receives a late-night phone call from her brother Andrew, whose evening was interrupted by a visit from Addison, a hip young DJ he knows. She was hysterical, but she wouldn't say what was wrong. After using his phone, she left as quickly as she appeared, and Andrew is worried. That's when Andrew calls Roxane. But another late-night call occurs as well: Addison's father contacts the police after getting a panicked voicemail from his daughter. The only thing he could understand is the address she gave in the message - Andrew's. Before long, the police are asking Andrew all about how he got the bloody scratch on his face and what he did to Addison.
John Baden has come back from the dead. His parents and girlfriend identified his body twelve years ago. Yet he's just walked into a police station, very much alive. Detective Ben Westphall travels from the Highlands to Estonia in order to delve into Baden's murky past. But when his suspects start dying, Westphall realises someone is killing to cover up the truth.
The body of a young boy is discovered at the bottom of a well that has been sealed for two hundred years. Yet the corpse is only days old... No one comes forward to identify Boy #9, and DI Ben Westphall's only suspects are the farmers on whose land the well sits. They certainly seem as though they have something to hide. But it might not be what he thinks.
Jazz Ramsey is an administrative assistant at a Cleveland Catholic high school. But she also volunteers as a cadaver dog trainer. One day she is training cadaver dog Luther in an abandoned building downtown when a body turns up on the scene. Jazz is stunned by Luther's discovery of this young woman, dressed in head-to-toe black, Goth-style. Jazz is even more shocked when she realizes that, beneath the tattoos and the piercings and all the pale make-up, is the face of a former student.
A most controversial wedding is about to take place in Bath's gorgeous Abbey, with a reception to follow in the famous Roman Baths. The daughter of career criminal mastermind Joe Irving - only just released from a long stint in prison - is getting hitched to the son of Deputy Chief Constable George Brace, one of the highest-ranking cops in all of Avon & Somerset. Because of threats on Joe Irving's life, detective Peter Diamond and his team are to run security on the big day, hoping they can avert catastrophe.
They call him Sawbones: a serial killer touring America kidnapping young women. The FBI's investigating - but getting nowhere. The latest victim is Laura Jones. Sixteen years old. Pretty. Blonde. And the daughter of one of New York's most notorious gangsters. Laura's Dad doesn't care about the law. What he wants is revenge. And he knows just the guys to get it. This time, Sawbones picked on the wrong family...
Jaded reporter Andrew and his photographer boyfriend, Carlos, are sick of sifting the dregs of Mexico's drug war: from cartel massacres to corrupt politicians, they think they've seen it all. But when they find a body even the police are too scared to look at, what started out as just another assignment becomes the sort of story all reporters dream of...until Carlos pushes for answers too fast, and winds up murdered, leaving Andrew grief-stricken and flailing for answers, justice, and revenge.
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country. But when human remains are discovered at a former children's home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed.
Oxford, 1961. As the Hughes family celebrate bonfire night, a terrible accident leaves the garden shed in flames - and father and grandfather Thomas trapped inside. Tragic though it is, Thomas's death passes without suspicion - until a local journalist makes accusations of a police cover-up in the press. WPC Trudy Loveday is sent to investigate, and asks coroner Clement Ryder to help.
Sadie Keller is determined to find out how her brother died, even if no one else thinks it's worth investigating. Untimely deaths are all too common in rural Blackwater, Kansas, where crime and overdoses are on the rise, and the small-town police force is consumed with the recent discovery of a child's skull in the woods. Sadie is on her own, delving into the dark corners of a life her brother kept hidden and unearthing more questions than answers.
A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped. The stranger then explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child - within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim's parents kidnap yet another child. And most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don't kidnap a child, or if the next parents don't kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of The Chain.
Abby is organizing a bachelors' auction to raise money for Tripp Blackston's veterans group. The former Special Forces soldier is mortified when Abby enlists him to be one of the prizes, but she has a covert plan to bid on him herself. Before she can, she's foiled by a sniper bid from a gorgeous stranger, who turns out to be Tripp's ex-wife, Valerie. Still reeling from the shock that Tripp was married and wondering what his ex is suddenly doing in town, Abby goes looking to pay the auction's emcee, radio personality Bryce Cadigan and finds him in the parking lot, dead in his car.
Oslo detective Harry Hole has a lot of experience with waking up hungover. But there's one troubling thing that's different this time: his hands and clothes are covered with blood. It's a sign that not only is Harry about to come to face with an old, deadly foe, but also with his darkest personal challenge yet. A man like Harry better watch his back.
Sweden in the '60s. Erik and his friend Edmund spend their vacation by a forest lake daydreaming about Ewa, a young substitute teacher with an uncanny resemblance to the actress Kim Novak. The boys are having the time of their lives until a shocking discovery disrupts their world. Twenty-five years later, Erik comes across a newspaper article about unsolved crimes and is overwhelmed by memories and questions from that summer of his youth.
The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so?
Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane - until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family. Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the United States Embassy and told he is not welcome in Iceland.
Native son Ted Malloy knows the streets of Queens like the back of his hand. Ted was once a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, but after a spectacular fall from grace, he has found himself back on his home turf, scraping by as a foreclosure profiteer. It's a grubby business, but a safe one - until Ted's case sourcer, a mostly-reformed small-time conman named Richie Rubiano, turns up murdered shortly after tipping Ted off to an improbably lucrative lead.
The new girl at an exclusive Swiss private school arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade. Her identity is a mystery. When she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East - and perhaps the world.
Margaret Vaughn has hired Daisy to provide afternoon tea for her theater group. A local girl who left long ago for an acting career in New York, Margaret has returned home - with a multimillionaire husband in tow. But while Daisy bustles around Margaret's historic farmhouse, she senses that there's tension behind the scenes. Then she discovers the hostess on the floor of the pantry - dead and covered with clotted cream.
The body of a young migrant is found hanging from a tree. The murder investigation begins with DI Manon Bradshaw at the helm. But with the other migrants unwilling to talk to her, and protests taking place on the streets, hatred is starting to drown out the facts. Can Manon uncover the truth before there's another victim?
The heirs of a Paerigordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a 5-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the farmer dies before moving in. Bruno's investigation leads him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The companies are based in Cyprus, Malta, and Luxembourg, but Bruno finds a weak spot in France: the Russian's France-based notaire and insurance agent.
Border patrol agents are being ambushed along the Big Bend region of West Texas, a notorious drug corridor running east and west across the Lone Star State. They're not the only targets. A film production depicting human trafficking in the area has been attacked by a brutal drug cartel. Into this lawless frontier steps Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke, ready and willing to dispense his own brand of justice.
After their mama's passing, Marygene Brown returned to Peach Cove Island to help her sister Jena Lynn run the family diner, renowned for its homemade peach desserts. But Mama's sassy spirit haunts the island, and lately Mama has been warning her that the dead will seek her out to solve their murders. And that prophecy appears to be coming true when she goes skinny-dipping off the island and swims right into a woman's charred corpse floating in the waves.