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The bonds and boundaries of friendship are explored in new mystery stories from Block, Clark, Cohen, Davis, Friedman, Isaacs, Kelman, Murphy, Scott, Straub and Strieber.
Small-town Texas herbalist China Bayles searches for a killer while struggling to support a troubled friend and reconcile the demands of her new business with the desires of her heart.
As lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles prepares for her upcoming nuptials, the only cold feet threatening the wedding are those of a corpse.
A nobleman, the last of his line, is executed, and his possessions set to go to the Crown, when his younger brother, missing for 7 years, suddenly reappears to stake his claim. But there a number of puzzling elements to this event. To find the answers, Sir John and his ward Jeremy must travel from London to Bath to Oxford - and beyond.
In 1907 the Lusitania attracts the beautiful and the damned as it sets out on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York. Among the passengers is an undercover detective named George Porter Dillman. The robbery of thE ship's blueprints and a shocking murder take Dillman by surprise, plunging him into a drama of love and intrigue.
Black Detroit homicide lieutenant "Bloody Mary" Cunningham is not searching for another loser with a knife; the man she is looking for in this case is a self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner who leaves behind one taunting clue: a single cookie, black on the outside and white on the inside, pressed into his victim's hands.
512 pages of unsolvable and locked room mysteries from such authors as Carr, Hoch, Pronzini, Keating, Christie, Todd, Tremayne and many more.
Beneath the snow-covered lilac bushes at the cottage willed to her by her Aunt Dimity, Lori Shepherd discovers the body of a mysterious stranger, barely alive. She teams up with Roman Catholic priest Julian Bright to travel from abandoned airfields to homeless shelters to find the tramp's identity.
21-year-old Jaz believes that her boyfriend, Fat Andy, was murdered by car dealer Vinny - and she wants revenge. But it turns out Fat Andy's background was far more complicated than Jaz had imagined - and now she was playing in a game with far higher stakes.
Colin Pinnock, a politician, is led to investigate his own parentage by an anonymous note. He is led back in time to an old political scandal: a murder case which led to a politician's downfall and disappearance.
Tracking down missing teenagers in London is no easy task, but when private investigator Billy Rucker catches a glimpse of his client's runaway daughter in Camden Town, he's convinced he'll soon have the case wrapped up. However, the next time he encounters the girl, Billy finds himself the focus of a murder investigation, with only one way out.
Exotic dancer Sierra and her protege Ruby Diamond are on a break from an appearance at a motor speedway when Sierra stumbles upon Ruby's dead body. Then Sierra spots her cop boyfriend kissing another woman. Hopping mad and a little confused, Sierra refuses to let the "typical male" get in her way and sets out to catch a killer.
A puzzling mystery - with six crosswords included. When a flamboyant crossword editor is found dead, P. I. Rosco Polycrates must come up with the answers.
Gavin is testing his new tourist resort, a converted oil rig, on his ex-classmates by hosting a reunion for his old school. However, another group has invited itself along - a collection of bumbling terrorist mercenaries. And Inspector MacGregor has got wind of these activities.
The fledgling Scottish parliament is in shock after experiencing its first dose of Westminster sleaze. And investigative journalist Jack Parblane's penchant for breaking the law to get a good story has finally landed him in prison. There he finds that contacts and a pretty way with words are no defense against people he helped put away.
Miami News police reporter Britt Montero is taken hostage by female serial killer Keppie Lee Apton. Apton has shown up in Miami craving fame and attention from the media after an upstate killing spree in which all her victims were shot in the head, left with their trousers open and their cars, cash and valuables gone.
Non-mystery that relates the odyssey of Perry Woodson Hatfield James, a young man coming of age in the poverty-stricken and casually violent world of moonshine and mining in eastern Kentucky's Cumberland Plateau in the early 1960s.
2023. When Gideon Wolfe, a criminologist, is handed a disk containing footage of President Emily Forrester's murder, he discovers that before the TV version was released it was altered with sinister special effects.
Seeking revenge against her husband's murderer, attorney Jennifer Rockhill takes a job with a Seattle biotech firm, where she works closely with the culprit. Jennifer has to prove that Dr. Fielding funded his firm by dealing in illegally obtained human organs - including those of her husband.
Leigh Koslow and her Aunt Bess suspect the Reverend Humphrey is a con artist. But you can't investigate a suspect you can't find - and everywhere Leigh looks she turns up more evidence that the missing parson fell victim to foul play.
Los Angeles PI Zen Moses agrees to find the missing dog of her sometime boss, attorney James Gray. Things turn ugly when Zen wakes up next to a corpse in a posh Santa Monica home. Then she's caught in a high-speed freeway chase. When she's implicated in a murder she didn't commit, things really start to head downhill.
When archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site in France, they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now the group is about to get a chance not just to study the past, but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival - six centuries in the past. Recommended.
Publisher Emma Lord's long-lost cousin has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend, as neighbours claim they heard the couple fighting moments before the murder. But the accused has an alibi, so Emma and Vida, the house-and-home editor, set out to find another suspect.
5th mystery featuring Atlanta's Flap Tucker. A series of mysterious, threatening packages are delivered to Flap's soulmate Dalliance at her club Easy, Atlanta's hottest nightspot. Soon the pair will be dealing with the return of Dally's long-lost husband, a rich boy gone bad, with a posse of killers hot on his trail.
The murder of Yvonne Harrison is just the kind of case that Morse likes, yet despite the entreaties of Chief Superintendent Strange, he refuses to take it. And yet, he seems to be carrying on his own private enquiries.
Set in 1920s Britain, featuring unflappable flapper and would-be journalist Daisy Dalrymple. Her planned interview with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court ends up in interrogation when the suave lord has a fatal skating accident. Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard to examine an esteemed collection of suspects.
1890: a ship is discovered adrift off the English coast. Its crew is missing, the murdered captain is lashed to the wheel, and the only passenger a sinister black dog. The captain is missing a lot of blood, and the ship's cargo is fifty boxes of earth. Sherlock is baffled.
The mysterious death of a wealthy art collector sends Cooper on a breathless hunt for a killer inside New York City's glitzy art world.
The story opens with a wedding and an attempted assassination that brings several nations to the brink of war. Aboard a speeding train, packed with villains and heroes, the talents of Mycroft Holmes are put to work.
CPA and amateur sleuth Amanda Hazard is getting ready for Halloween, and is about to give birth to her own little pumpkin. But when the mom-to-be stumbles upon Nettie Jarvis's dead body, she vows to unmask the ghoul who murdered the town's biggest gossip.
With the arrival of a spiritual medium in town, the annual Halloween party in Cabot Cave takes on a real scary tone. When a self-proclaimed witch ends up dead in the graveyard, Jessica stirs through a witches' brew of motives.
TV meteorologist Perry Stuart is offered a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small aeoroplane as a holiday diversion. By frightening accident, Stuart learns more secrets from the flight than wind speeds - and back home in England he faces threats and dangers as deadly as anything nature can evolve.
A novel of intrigue, bad puns, international terrorism, suspense and cross-dressing finds the intrepid Kinky getting more than his leg pulled when he encounters a mysterious vamp on an airplane.
Kinky takes drastic action after a man-hating lesbian dancer living in the loft above him causes damage to his ceiling with her dancing. He pens an anonymous threatening note.
A routine operation leaves the patient, a nurse at the hospital, dead - and all signs point to doctor error. For lawyer David Ransom it's a clear case of malpractice. For Dr. Kate Chesne it's a race to prove her innocence. Then another hospital worker turns up dead.
When Dr. Emma McCallan is chosen to run a three-month series of NASA experiments aboard a space station, the stated purpose of her task is to monitor how Archaeons adapt to zero gravity. But the true origin of these single-cell organisms has not been revealed to Mallen - or even to NASA - and soon the world is threatened by a terrifying new disease that only Emma can kill, unless it kills her first.
NYPD Detective Sergeant April Woo brings in the city's top canine tracking unit when a young doctor disappears while jogging in Central Park. But the dogs discover the murdered body of the only known witness to the abduction.
First in a series of birdwatching mysteries. Shortly after Rachel Stanhope moves onto her aunt's Colorado ranch, she accompanies the local birdwatching society on an expedition and discovers the dead body of a journalist who has been investigating a bird-trafficking scheme.
When TV talk show celebrities and high-profile guests begin to drop, Maggie Van Zandt, Manhattan's hottest homicide detective, finds a world of intrigue and deadly passions behind the scenes.
A collection of 20 long-unavailable stories.
Hard on the heels of a rumour that Queen Hatshepsut intends to disband much of the frontier army Amonked, the Queen's cousin, arrives. And then, when Amonked's entourage departs, the slain body of a local popular prince is discovered in the house where Amonked stayed. Lieutenant Bak of the Medjay police investigates.
From the former US Senator. After being booted out of law school during the Depression, young Okie Dunn returns to his hometown and becomes Sheriff, after the former incumbent and Okie's childhood friend Dub Ready is murdered. When Okie tries to connect Dub's death to the brutal slaying of Dub's parents two years earlier, Okie finds himself pitted against lifelong friends and business associates.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of Broward's Rock has its annual White Elephant Sale marred by a bizarre turn. A sly blackmailer coerces five citizens into donating valuables - or some unflattering information will be revealed. Then a volunteer for the event is found murdered. When the volunteer turns out to be the blackmailer, Anna Darling of the Death on Demand mystery bookshop must find the murderer in order to clear her best customer of the crime. Mystery booksellers are, of course, service-oriented.
The body of a young woman is found at the Millenium Dome site in Greenwich, England. It's the most brutal degradation of the human body that Detective Inspector Jack Caffrey has ever witnessed. But the most terrifying and perplexing characteristics won't be revealed until the coroner's inquest. Cuase of death: an injection of heroin into the woman's brain stem. And in the place of the woman's heart is left a small bird, a finch. The Birdman has only just begun. Recommended.
A trip to sunny Florence provides some much needed rest and relaxation for Mark Twain's assistant, Wentworth Cabot, until a woman he fancies disappears - along with a Raphael masterpiece. Twain and Cabot set out to find both.
The horrific murder of an entire family brings detective Sonora Blair into the killer's sights.
An attempt is made to abduct Peter Pascoe's wife Ellie. Then Ellie's friend, Daphne, is assaulted by a man lurking around the Pascoes' house. Convinced that these events are linked to one of their cases, Dalziel and Pascoe race to find the culprit.
When Faith Parker awakens from a coma, she has no memory of her life - or of her friend Dinah Leighton who has vanished without a trace. Something inexplicable ties Faith's lost memories to Dinah's chilling fate. But even as Faith tries to use that connection to save Dinah, death is stalking both women. And one of them will not escape its lethal grasp.
Theo Cazalle returns home to the farm on Bonnemart from the war, which he spent fighting with the Free French. There he finds that his wife has been denounced as a collaborator, the lover of an SS officer, the same officer who was found naked, his throat cut, in front of Cazalle's house. But Cazalle is a civilized man: he decides to seek the truth about the death of the German, the humiliation of his wife, and the devastation of his community.
Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner's Thursday night football game is marred by the death of a former player. His investigation of the death of Former Head of Special Branch Alec Smith turns up plenty of enemies made during a long career, but still the trail keeps leading back to the football game.
Toby Peters is retained in 1942 by Bela Lugosi. The fading actor is being stalked by a very real, very deadly, all-too-human creature of darkness intent on exacting revenge for perceived slights made against the vampiric race.
Jackie Flowers, one of Colorado's leading defense attorneys, has secrets to protect - not to mention a client accused of murdering his lover. Was this the first of Aaron Best's vicious crimes, or just the latest in a series of brutal murders? Is Aaron innocent - or a killer? And is Jackie fighting for her client - or being manipulated in a lethal game of cat and mouse?
A retired thief in the Witness Protection Program learns that there is no such thing as "protection". It takes a thief to catch a thief - and old habits die slowly.
A working mother faces off against an unscrupulous doctor in a trial that changes the lives of everyone it touches.
A mystery evoking London and its society in 1747. The Italian artist Canaletto, in London seeking commissions, shelters from a storm in an alley where there is the body of young woman, stabbed below the breast.
A nude female corpse has been found floating in a large reservoir just south of Bristol. Detective Peter Diamond must solve the mystery of the "lady in the lake", locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen, and save a woman unjustly accused of murder.
Nicholas Bryson, retired after spending years as a deep cover operative for an American secret intelligence group, learns that the group was acting against the country's interest. He is recruited by the CIA to stop them, but he finds his skills rusty after years on the sidelines.
Robert Fairfax, engaged as a tutor to the children of the wealthy merchant Samuel Appleton, is urged to make discreet enquiries about the rakish Lord Mortlock, married to Appleton's daughter. Fairfax finds gambling debts, love affairs, intrigue, and - ultimately - Lord Mortlock murdered in bed.
Features Vermont police detective Joe Gunther. A man dressed in rags is found lying on the railroad tracks. A few days later, an abandoned truck is found with traces of illegal toxic waste in its bed. Then, a woman is found dead in her home, the victim of a savage knife attack. As the three incidents are reconstructed, a connection slowly materializes between an ambitious state senator and his rival, the Speaker of the House.
A frozen body is found on top of Vermont's tallest mountain. When thawed out, the body is found to be clad in old-fashioned clothes, bearing a Canadian driver's license dating back 50 years, and an ice-pick wound to the heart. Lt. Joe Gunther must solve a case involving cops and crooks on both sides of the border.
Art gallery owner Alix Thorssen manages to get a famous Norwegian artist to attend the upcoming Nordic Nights festival in Jackson Hole Wyoming. The visit is cut short when the guest is found murdered. And Alix's stepfather is found standing over the body.
For Lucy Stone the best thing about Christmas in Tinker's Cove has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But this year Lee Cummings accuses Tucker Whitney of stealing her recipe. The next morning Tucker is found strangled.
Socrates Fortlow, nine years after release from prison, is still living in a 2-room shack in a Watts alley, but has found a girlfriend, and a steady job, and is even keeping a pet, the two-legged dog he calls Killer. Having responsibilities and people he cares about makes finding the right path even harder - especially when the police make him the first suspect in every crime within six blocks.
More than 200 meals and menus. Put it on that bookshelf reserved for cookbooks based on cat mysteries, next to SNEAKY PIE'S COOKBOOK FOR MYSTERY LOVERS.
5th mystery featuring feline gumshoe Joe Grey and his sidekick Dulcie. Joe is the only one on the scene of a fatal car crash who knows that it was not an accident, but due to a cut brake line. With the help of Dulcie he explores the connection between this death and the recent demise of a local businessman.
Remo is dispatched to investigate and neutralize a summit of organized crime lords in the East African nation of Luzuland.
Den of Antiquity proprietor Abigail Timberlake finds a 1793 one-cent piece taped to the inside lid of the urn containing the ashes of a distant aunt, suggesting first that there might be a coin collection among her aunt's effects, and second that the death may not have been, as thought, accidental.
Seventh in the series of mysteries featuring Catherine LeVendeur, set in 12th century France. After a long absence she returns to the family home and finds a Knight Templar murdered there. Her closely held secret of the family's Jewish roots is threatened.
It is Anna who finds her husband's body, dead of anaphylactic shock, from a bee sting, in his study late at night. A tragic accident, or a brutal, calculated murder? Anna doesn't believe it was an accident, and can't get used to being alone. But she is not alone for long...
Things are looking great for Alex Cross. He is in love with a very special woman, and even the series of ghastly murders that he's investigating can't diminish his happiness. Cross's pursuit of the killer quickly produces a suspect, a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shaffer. However, proving his suspicions becomes more difficult as Shaffer makes a brilliant series of countermoves, in court and out, and Cross and his fiancee become the targets of a deadly cabal of killers.
1912. The Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo's secret police, must deal with a secret war and a murder of a man whose warehouse is full of guns. If that were not enough he must establish why Trudi von Ramsberg is in town, to say nothing of Gertude Bell and T. E. Lawrence - all as Cromer's Egypt gives way to Kitchener's Egypt.
1861: the American Civil War has just begun. Investigator William Monk and his bride Hester sense tension at a quiet dinner party held by a wealthy London arms dealer. Soon their forebodings are fulfilled - with a ritual murder, two disappearances, and the theft of all the arms dealer's weapons.
Libertus witnesses the stabbing of the wealthy decurion Quintus Ulpius near the chariot race ground in Corinium. Luckily the victim has a personal physician on hand. Libertus is asked by his patron Marcus Septimus to investigate. He arrives at Quintus's mansion only moments before a second - and fatal - knifing.
Kidd and LuEllen are back. Kidd learns that he and his friends are the target of a national manhunt. His colleague Jack Morrison has vanished. Kidd and LuEllen must find him before the very dangerous men who are working behind the scenes.
Author Mark Stevenson's novel, inspired by a serial killer, has garnered praise from the critics, financial success, and the macabre attention of a fan who calls himself Scavenger. Scavenger holds vital information about the killer and has devised a cunning little game for Mark to play.
Contract archaeologist Alan Graham is sent by the Louisiana Corps of Engineers to investigate a smalltown librarian's claim she saw a UFO fall into the river. Instead he finds a dead man in a car, clutching a silver coin and slain with an unusual blade. His curiosity leads him through backwood myths toward the legend of local-boy Jim Bowie.
B. C. author. Shropshire police Inspector Neil Paget investigates another baffling homicide. Suspects abound in the bludgeoning death of a middle-aged widow. Delinquent son? Sleazy boss? Jealous co-worker?
Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell's routine investigation of a robbery-homicide becomes something else when a second and then a third murder occur, leading him on a twisted path into the past.
A female rookie cop and an old-school detective team up to solve the murder of a young waitress.
In tiny, isolated Lawton, Vermont a series of grisly murders is drawing outdoorsman and documentary filmmaker Patrick Gallagher and local policewoman Andie Nightingale toward one another and deeper into the horrors of a past century. From the writings of a long-dead Lakota woman they learn that evil once rolled into Lawton in the wagon of a travelling show. Now it has been reawakened by an elusive killer who stalks those who guard the legacy of their great-grandparents.
Superintendent Michael McKenna is investigating Detective Inspector Barry Dugdale, who is accused of corruption when it turns out that a man he sent to jail for murder of his ex-wife, was innocent of the crime.
New Year's Eve: handsome Ian O'Hara had been in Delphi, South Dakota for less than a day and had already made several "love connections" when his stay was cut short by his murder. Waitress Tory Bauer investigates.
A woman who is accused of the murder that Inspector Ian Rutledge is investigating was the grieving fiancee of Hamish, the young, dead Scot whose haunting voice resounds in Rutledge's head.
Claudia seeks refuge in the beautiful spa resort of Atlantis after a contagion begins to rage through Rome and after Sabbio Tullus discovers that 3000 of his sesterces are missing. But now she is beginning to wonder if perhaps Rome was not less dangerous than Atlantis after all.
When Burke, a career criminal for hire, is badly injured during a job, his religion is revenge. Eager to begin worship, he uncovers a frightening and evil foreign territory - a safe harbour for predatory degenerates - and finds himself trapped out of his element.
Bobby Pearl is making entertainment out of mass murder employing chemical and biological weapons. Jake was a CIA agent who had been humiliated so much by Pearl on national television that the agency fired him. But Jake gets a second chance and sets out on Pearl's trail.
Three Christmas mysteries in one volume: the two novels FRUITCAKE by Jan Rubino and MILWAUKEE WINTERS CAN BE MURDER by Kathleen Anne Barrett, and the short story A PERFECT TIME FOR MURDER by Fred Hunter.
For two decades Mrs. Ranelagh has been obsessed with the dead black woman, known in life as 'Mad Annie', whom she found in a gutter in West London. She is convinced, against all reason, that Annie was murdered. But why would a woman spend twenty years trying to uncover the truth about this death, unless the reasons were personal?
Stone Barrington is the midst of plans to marry the daughter of a mafioso when he is called away to help an old flame. Arrington Calder believes she is about to be indicted for the murder of her husband, one of America's most beloved movie stars.
From the campus to the waterfront, Toronto academic sleuth Joe Barley attempts to rescue classics student and table-dancer Rosie Dawn. She's disappeared. Meanwhile, the university's political correctness police are after Joe's office-mate, and his live-in lady, Carole, is acting very peculiarly.
Archivist Ben Reese sets out to discover who killed a rich and generous Scottish professor who foresaw her own death and laid down a secret trail of evidence. It appears that the killer was very close to the professor and wants to ensnare Ben like a blind rat in a live trap.
Forensic psychologist Frank Clevenger, last met in DENIAL, returns for another confrontation with the psychology of a killer. An once-accomplished plastic surgeon is holding hostages in a Boston pyschiatric hospital and performing grisly operations on them.
A ruthless gang of black criminals are terrorizing London in a spree of robbery and murder. But when Sir John Fielding and Jeremy set out to find who is behind the menace, they find matters not as black and white as they had seemed.
Private eye Sam Turner is hired by the insurance company when they must pay out a large benefit to a man whose wife was apparently kidnapped and then murdered after the husband paid the ransom.
Investigative journalist Cosmo Horrocks found the juiciest story he's had in years: a Catholic priest is accused of impropriety with a teenage unmarried mother and of channeling parish funds in her direction. All the story lacked was mystery, but when it acquired that too Cosmo was not in a position to make very much of it.
Blonde, attractive and promiscuous Stella Carway is found murdered, a scarf around her neck tied in a bow, her near naked body displayed like a bizarre gift. Her stormy marriage immediately makes her shifty husband Steven the chief suspect, but Chief Inspector Jim Ashworth thinks this solution might be too obvious.
Keller, the consummate pro, the hit man's hit man, has been in the business too long not to recognize what is rapidly becoming obvious: that he, himself, is in another's rifle sight; that someone has put out a contract on him.
Rose is at a party when Gabrielle Milton's lifeless body is found underneath a balcony. An accident, or was she pushed? Was the killer a guest at the party, or someone from her previous life in London? As DI Jack Pierce investigates, Rose too finds herself drawn into the mystery, wondering whether someone she knows is the killer.
Annabeth Gentry thinks someone wants her dead. And when her housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, discovers three attempts on Annabeth's life, she realizes the eccentric old lady may be right after all. Now she must unearth answers - and fast!
"Lucky" Cunningham returns from the war bearing a terrible plague. Now with nothing more to lose, he's riding the rails across America. White supremacist Reverend Fannon Kinkaid told his hobo acolytes (hobo acolytes - pure poetry!) that one day their racial "enemies" would perish. Now he holds in his possession the means to that end.
Dr Charlotte Whyte is certain that her friend Michael Harrison, curator of the San Francisco Museum, was murdered to prevent him from delivering a scheduled lecture. She travels to Vienna and Paris in her search for the killer, unprepared for the horrifying discovery that awaits her.
Jane Jeffry and her friend Shelly are catering a society wedding to be held in an old monastery turned hunt club. But before the big day a violent storm arrives, knocking out the lights. During the darkness someone is propelled down a flight of stairs to sudden death. Jane quickly steps into the familiar role of investigator.
Part-time Key West crime scene photographer Alex Rutledge (of THE MANGO OPERA) arrives at Sloppy Joe's to meet an old navy buddy for a morning beer. In the eight minutes since arranging the meeting the buddy, now a successful Chicago banker, has disappeared. A murder in the tourist district, the ransacked apartment of a local bartender, and the chance encounter of the banker's ex-mistress convince Alex that his friend could be in serious danger. Recommend.
A suspicious accident kills the managing director of Wainwright Enterprises. His will leaves the bulk of his estate to his nephew Alex and to his wife Sally, who uncovers some irregularities. But when the firm's accountant is brutally murdered, DCI Andrew Fenwick is called in to investigate.
The explosion of an adult movie theatre inspires Rune to borrow a video camera and make a documentary on adult film. This leads her into an underworld of peep shows and pimps, coke dealers and copes, religious zealots and snuff films. The only question is: will she survive it?
Detective John Corey, last seen in PLUM ISLAND, faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist.
Hatusu, Pharaoh Tuthmosis II's remarkable widow, has forced Egypt to accept her rule. In the Temple of Anubis, she is negotiating a treaty to seal her greatest victory. But two murders threaten the tentative truce. She must depend on respected judge Amerotke to investigate.
After the discovery of three savagely murdered bodies in his parish, Brother Athelstan attempts to discover the relationship of the three with Sir John Cranston's attempt to save a woman unjustly accused of stabbing a clerk.
After making her sleuthing debut in FACE DOWN IN THE MARROWBONE PIE, herbalist Susanna is back - ordered by Queen Elizabeth I to complete a new book on botannical decorations. She realizes there is more to the royal request when a house guest is found murdered - face down upon the very book she authored.
After retaliating against a drug lord, savvy street-tough Val Duran flees to Hollywood. Meanwhile, an L. A. playboy beds a gorgeous redhead and wakes up with a psychopath trying to kill him. Neither Val nor Kilo know it yet, but they are on a collision course with a sexy marine biologist and one lethally dysfunctional family.
A theatrical producer shoots himself on the night of his greatest triumph. A young woman camping on the Derbyshire moors is bludgeoned to death. A motorcyclist is found stabbed to death in the centre of an ancient henge. Is there a connection? Detective Inspector Lynley is on the case, but recently-demoted Constable Barbara Havers isn't about to let him go it alone.
Forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, in her sixth case, teams up with homicide detective Jake Sinclair to investigate the terrifying implications of what appears to be a terrorist bombing.
Set in the 13th century in the mythical Duchy of Orsino on the Adriatic Coast and featuring characters from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Twelve years after the events of the play, the Duke of Orsino has been murdered and the duchy is in political turmoil. Feste (the fool), believing he has seen the hand of Malvolio in all this, is sent by the Fool's Guild to stabilize the political situation and uncover who is responsible.
Iris Bed & Breakfast proprietor Tess Darcy must prove her friend and cook Gertie Bogart innocent of murder. At Tess's bridal shower at the Victoria Springs Country Club, the thoroughly despised dictatorial superchef extraordinaire Julian Walker is found filleted by one of his own carving knives.
Private investigation isn't on the list of Sarah Delaney's most desirable accomplishments - but it did save her Mississippi Delta homestead. Now all she has to cope with is the house's bossy antebellum ghost who is determined to save Sarah from spinsterhood. But after a promising party becomes a morning-after mess, complete with a bloody corpse, Sarah starts digging for answers.
As Blackport University starts a new academic year, two more girls fall victim to the killer known as the Beast of Blackport. Students, prostitutes ... no attractive redhead is safe, and Detective Inspector Dave Shenfield is at breaking point.
Sam Jones goes to New York City to exhibit her work at a gallery featuring young British artists. Shortly after her arrival, a gallery employee is found strangled in Central Park's Strawberry Fields. Will the strawberry tattoo give away the murderer's identity before Sam herself becomes a target?
From the author of TIDEWATER BLOOD. Walter Frampton accompanies his two old friends Drake and Cliff, and a quiet, polite stranger, on a grouse-hunting trip. One grouse is already bagged when Walter and Drake hear the shot. The fourth member of their group has been accidentally shot and killed. But when the details don't add up, Walter begins to have his doubts. Was it an accident? Was Cliff a murderer?
When teenagers become the prey of a ritual killer in a small Georgia town, Sheriff Miranda Knight has no choice. She has to call the FBI, even if it means bringing Agent Bishop back into her life. Together Miranda's local force and Bishop's team solve the murders even as Miranda and Bishop face up to their dark past.
In Wisconsin's Northwoods, fishing is a way of life - and when the muskies are biting, life couldn't be better. But when Doc Osborne catches more than he bargained for, he winds up in the middle of a murder mystery - and only Chief of Police Lew Ferris can get him out of it.
Washington lawyer Steve Bently agrees to help Senator Alison Bowman, who has learned that someone has a lurid videotape proving that she has had an affair. But before he can act, the blackmailer is killed, and it looks like the Senator was responsible. Steve is forced to do a clean-up job that leaves him wracked with suspicion and guilty knowledge.
Chicago detective Jeremy Ransom and his unofficial partner in crime, septuagenarian Emily Charters, are called in when a woman with a weak heart becomes haunted by her long-long husband. Emily believes the woman is harbouring a deadly secret.
Joe Faraday has got as far as he wants to in Portsmouth CID. And he thought his 22-year-old deaf son had got as far as he wanted as well. In the midst of a missing persons case that only Joe believes is murder, he discovers just how shaky his ground is in both parts of his world.
Oz Blackstone is basking in financial and personal success until a visit from his policeman pal DI Mike Dylan resurrects his career as a private investigator, on the trail of a poison pen. He underestimates the gravity and danger of this undertaking.
Sister Agnes tries to calculate the odds that Matthias Kavanagh, a brilliant mathematician, would be killed by a golf ball while out riding. And of the same accident befalling someone else, weeks earlier. At what point do the odds become evidence of murder?
Three years ago Lew Fonesca quit his job as a process server with the State's Attorney office in Cook County, Illinois and drove his rattling Toyota south to escape the memories of his beloved late wife. The Toyota broke down in Sarasota, Florida. Buoyed by the friendship of a few trustworthy souls, Lew settled there, making ends meet by doing some investigative work. Now Lew is hired by Carl Sebastian, to find his missing wife Melanie. Follwing up on a few leads, Lew finds himself being trailed by a mysterious man, and saddled with another missing persons case.
Murder and intrigue follow when a rare, coveted music box is spotted in a local antique shop. Dr. Thomas Purdue, a music box collector, is on the trail of a murderer who has left five people dead. The trail will take him across the Atlantic to London's underworld.
District Attorney Laura Chastain is handed a case that will take her to a wealthy Atlanta neighbourhood, where million dollar homes and cloistered country clubs hide a chilling conspiracy. A young mother has been murdered and Laura's investigation uncovers a sadistic killer who is matching her every step.
Just before the presidential election of 1960, assassin-for-hire Tom Jefferson is approached by a group of Cuban refugees and Mafia capos to do a feasibility study on assassinating Fidel Castro. Later, when one of the Mafia dons plays an audio tape with which they are planning to blackmail the President-Elect Kennedy, Tom recognizes the voice on the tape as that of his wife, a Kennedy campaign worker. Then, when his wife is found dead a few days later, Tom disapppears.
Gambler Harrison Raines finds himself in the middle of the Civil War's first battle when he escorts a British actress to the frontlines. There he became the last person to see a Northern major before he was killed fleeing the Rebels. But this seeming act of cowardice is actually a cold-blooded murder - and Harrison is going to prove it.
In the 1970s a local tough guy and fixer, Frank Minna, shows up at Brooklyn's St. Vincent's Home for Boys, and takes Lionel Essrog and three of his fellow orphans on mysterious, criminal errands. Lionel suffers from Tourette's syndrome (shouting nonsense, touching every surface in sight, rearranging objects), but he grows up guided by Frank's street smarts, attitude and secret knowledge, working in a fly-by-night detective agency-cum-limo service. Then one night someone knifes Frank and throws him in a dumpster, and Lionel must operate as a real detective, entering a complex, shadowy web of relationships, threats and favours.
While returning from a journey to Carlsbad Caverns, Albert and Grace Beckmann stop to refuel their plane at a tiny airfield, only to find the owner dead. The Beckmanns soon discover that the dead man had been involved in the theft of a cache of gems from World War II.
When a little boy goes missing in the middle of the Christmas season, the police follow the local psychic's suggestions only to find the body of another boy who's been dead for thirty years. As other deaths are uncovered, amateur sleuth Tori Miracle sets out to solve a present-day murder mystery apparently tied to the one that occurred thirty Christmases ago.
In this third John Darnell mystery, the daughter of England's prime minister vanishes during a seance and Darnell must find her, with the help of famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Based on an actual event in the life of Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
Outside San Francisco, a string of violent sociopaths are being sent back into society and mysteriously disappearing. On a search to discover why, psychologist Alison Chapley will be drawn into a macabre game with a brilliant psychopath whom she's powerless to resist. Recommended.
Jenny Cambpell takes in a small child found wandering the streets. So far he has refused to speak, and his identity is unknown. Yet something has left him terrified. But why is the boy so anxious around Jenny's husband Fraser? And why, in turn, does Fraser find the 8-year-old so unsettling?
Catherine LeVendeur's estranged sister Agnes has been promised in marriage to a German lord. Catherine and her father send Agnes off with her dowry and two knights in escort. But soon news comes back from Germany that Agnes's new husband has been murdered, and Agnes, the prime suspect, is being held, accused of murder by poisoning, or even worse, witchcraft.
Ambitious young lawyer Fei-Li Qwong steers her major clients to the launch of a visionary sanitorium just outside Kuala Lumpur. But then she starts to uncover the dark reality behind the secret experiment behind the public front.
Boston PI Sunny Randall is hired by a wealthy family to find their teenage daughter. Her underworld contacts help her track down the runaway, who has turned to prostitution, but the girl refuses to return to her family. And so Sunny finds herself looking after a difficult teenager - not an easy task, since it will turns out to involve a shooting war with some very serious mobsters.
The Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their precise demands - and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross recognizes the kind of criminal mind at work, and his investigation gets under the skin of the Mastermind - who makes it his goal to take revenge on Cross and his team.
Angie Amalfi's boyfriend, Homicide Detective Paavo Smith, has never come to terms with the fact that his mother abandoned him when he was four, leaving behind only an antique brooch. Now the bauble has vanished, the jeweler who was repairing it is murdered, and Paavo's surrogate father is critically wounded by a would-be burglar.
15 novellas from writers at the cutting edge of contemporary crime fiction: Barnard, Keating, Lovesey, McBain, Moody, Perry, Rankin and Straub are represented.
Ex-show-girl Chainey works in Las Vegas as a courier for the Mob. She is ambushed by a crack team of masked shooters and and relieved of the 7 million dollars she was carrying for casino owner Frankie Degault. She is given 72 hours to recover the money.
Wichita, Kansas - Christmas Eve, 1979: Lawyer Charlie Arglist is ready to leave town, with a suticase full of stolen money. But before the sun rises, Charlie's scam explodes, uncovering a world full of twists that offers no mercy and allows few survivors.
WITCH HUNT, BLEEDING HEARS, and COLD BLOOD in one volume.
Eleanor Roosevelt must help her friend Jessica clear herself of a murder charge. Jessica is the most recent mistress of Sargeant Peavy, the latest member of the Federal Reserve Board. She is therefore the police's prime suspect when her earring is found next to Peavy's naked corpse in a Georgia townhouse.
From the author of UNDERDOGS. Ed Behr is scraping a living as a taxi driver. A game in his youth, one involving concrete blocks and a bridge over a freeway, resulted in tragedy and in an early introduction to the Penal Correction System. Now, years later, he gets a fare with a familiar face: Billy, the one who got away. Now Ed sees a chance for getting revenge, a new game to play.
China Brown witnesses the murder of a journalist and almost becomes a casualty herself. Recuperating in hospital, she becomes emotionally attached to detective Ben English as she struggles to remember the details of the crime, unaware that the case has a political element that continues to threaten her safety.
Beginning of a series featuring PI Grace Cornish, a killer blonde with a dirty mouth. Her first case: handsome builder Lewis meets by chance the rich but ugly Peter McGovern over a game of pool and discovers they have something in common: Peter's wife Julie.
As an expert in accident reconstruction, it is Darwin Minor's job to use science and instinct to unravel the real causes of unnatural disasters. But a series of seemingly random fatal car wrecks - accidents which seem staged - is leading him down a dangerous road. Dar suspects a massive attempted rip-off: but why would anyone commit fraud at the cost of his own life?
The RCMP's Zinc Chandler forms an uneasy alliance with US homicide detective Madeline Thorne to hunt the elusive Hangman, a cross-Border serial killer. The murders attract other players who want in on the action: small-time lawyer Jeffrey Kline, out to make his name on the killings, his hapless legal partner Justin Whitfield, media shark Sue Frye, who fights for the story, and Zinc's girlfriend, crime writer Alexis Hunt. But nobody is quite what they seem, and the secrets of the past explode in a stunning courtroom climax.
New York City homicide detective Lenny Bliss's biggest mistake wasn't bungee-jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. The mistake was handing his gun to the previous jumper, a young Chinese girl who has now disappeared.
A baseball player risks his career in 1922 when he agrees to play in a game against a black semi-pro team from East St. Louis. He realizes there's more at stake than his career when a black pitcher is lynched and killed by the Klan. Mickey Rawlings investigates the murder.
An anonymous tip-off brings PC Lawson to an empty house containing the body of a murdered prostitute, a pet rabbit, and a rucksack with the name Jacob Palmer in it. The police have already connected Jacob, a young runaway, with a spate of stolen canaries. Is he also the mysterious caller? The police set up surveillance on him.
Parker finds himself working with Melander on a bank heist in a midwestern city. His job is throwing a Molotov cocktail into a gas station as a diversion. But Parker finds himself increasingly unhappy with Melander's plans, especially his idea of using Parker's cut to finance another job in Palm Beach.
The unusual mutilation of murder victims leads detective Kate Beauchamp to suspect some kind of perverted sacrifice. She needs the help of a genius schooled in the art of murder to give her the keys to finding the killer.
Charles Davis was once a literary wunderkind. But when his latest novel is scorched by critics, self-doubt plagues him. Now a young woman enters his life. Is she the source of new inspiration ... or a deceptively cool manipulator who could destroy what is left of his marriage and his life?
Phoebe Mullins faces a medley of malice and murder at an amateur theatre company's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado".
The many theories that surround the Holmes canon are explored here, such as the dating of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and the location 221B Baker Street. In addition Thomson supplies suggested chronologies to assist with the vexing question of dating, and two intriguing theories of her own concerning the identities of the King of Bohemia and the second Mrs. Watson.
A shady-looking man wanders into the Pittsburgh office of a renowned plastic surgeon and asks for a new face. Hours later, he's murdered - and the surgeon is nowhere to be found. Assistant D. A. Tory Welch and Dr. Jack Merlin suspect the doctor is involved in a scheme to alter the appearance of criminals.
Sally Harrington lands a plum assignment with a high-end magazine: profiling the president of DBS-TV. But then things begin to spin out of control. One of the men in her life may have a hidden agenda, and her father's accidental death might have in fact been murder.
The Crime Writer's Conference kicks off on St. Patrick's Day in New York. But when green beer leaves two writers permanently green around the gills, ghostwriter Jake O'Hara must rewrite the murderer's plot.
Young Baltimore African-American professionals are being found dead in their bathtubs, their faces defiled with Confederate flag decals. Journalist Daryl Billups employs all his investigative tricks and ends up within the deadly orbit of the crafty killer, who has placed him on "Satan's Guest List".
The wisdom, wit, and advice of the Great Detective, culled from the 56 stories and four novels of the Holmes canon.
Lisbon in 1944 houses as many spies and informers as it does ordinary citizens. Andrea, a young Oxford mathematics graduate, has been assigned there for the British. Karl, a young intelligence officer, arrives there from Hitler's East Front. The two are thrown together in a night of violence and intrigue. Then, in 1965, when the defection of Philby has the Secret Service reeling and the Stasi mounting a fearsome counter-intelligence campaign, Andrea is sent again to Lisbon. From the author of the Gold Dagger-winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON.
When Jacob Burns' friend Will is arrested for shooting his opponent in a congressional race, Jacob sets out to prove Will's innocence. His quest takes him from the quiet streets of Saratoga Springs to Albany's halls of power, where Jacob finds that some people will do anything to get a vote.
TV journalist Todd Mills is investigating the murder of a young runaway when he discovers that his lover, homicide detective Steve Rawlins, knew the young man much better than he is willing to admit at first.
Alice Nestleton is catsitting a beautiful Russian Blue at the centre of a raging custody battle. But when the doorman at the wealthy couple's apartment building dies, and the contested cat disappears, Alice is obliged to hunt the catnapper down.
As millionaire Ed Vincent climbs out of his small Cessna at La Guardia airport, someone puts a bullet through him. Vincent's lover Zelda, who hasn't known him long, and NYPD homicide detective Marco Camelia join forces in pursuit of the assassin and come to learn more about the nature of Ed Vincent.
When private investigator Connor Gibbs's friend Benella Sweet foils a robbery attempt, she makes some very dangerous men very angry - and they're dead set on getting revenge.
Michael Sibley had hated John Prosett since school and so was not particularly crushed by the news of Prosset's death. But then the police arrive to question him. The circumstantial evidence points to Sibley being a murderer. However, the more he struggles to prove his innocence, the tighter he draws the hangman's noose.
District Attorney Chris Sinclair recognizes a young woman found in a shallow grave outside San Antonio as the daughter of Jean, his love in college. When he finds Jean to tell her, he learns that he is father of another child of Jean's, Clarissa, and that Clarissa has been kidnapped. Recommended.
When one of the leading candidates for the position of Master of Virigina's Jefferson Hunt Club is murdered on the field during the opening hunt, incumbent Jane Arnold realizes that a member of her hunt must be responsible. Only she, with the help of a few clever foxes and hounds, can lay the trap to catch the killer.
A plane carrying Stephanie Patrick's entire family is blown out of the sky. She is recruited by a covert intelligence organization and trained as a killer. If she carries out the assassination assigned her, they have agreed to let her kill the murderers who slaughtered her family. But Stephanie's new masters may not be telling her the whole truth. And she may be the next target.
A parcel containing dismembered limbs is found outside a shelter for battered wives, with several disturbing links to John Coffin, Chief Commander of the Second City of London's Police.
Jacquie's parents banished her sister Alison from their home eleven years ago, never to be heard from again. Her parents' death enabled Jacquie to search for Alison, only to discover that Alison was murdered the same day she left home
The two series converge: for the first time Lady Priam and Betty Trenka join forces to solve murder Manhattan style.
Jane Jeffry and her friend Shelly are enjoying the gardening class offered at the local community centre until their teacher is threatened and attacked. The substitute is a boorish bore ... until he winds up dead, planted in his own compost heap. It would appear that someone in their class is responsible.
A Seattle cop can't shake the image of the abandoned, dead baby he finds in a seedy hotel - and who can't give up on finding the truth until those responsible are taken down.
Scobie Malone returns to the bush town of Collamundra to apprehend a husband who disappeared. When the trial begins a key witness recognizes a face in the courtroom and Scobie finds himself investigating the Crown Prosecutor.
Meet Marla Shore, a Florida beauty salon owner with a knack for creating dazzling 'dos - and solving mysteries. In her debut case, the brazen beautician is set to unravel a shocking murder that is making waves all over Palm Haven, a seemingly sleepy southern town where almost everyone has something to hide.
The offensive Charles Haycock, professor of Victorian literature, admirer of Lord Tennyson, misogynist, antifeminist, is now a murder victim. Someone put a lethal dose of Digoxin pills in his retsina. Private investigator Woody Woodhaven is hired by Haycock's son, but finds the case is beyond her scope and seeks the help of Kate Fansler.
Dorothy Martin is convinced that a fellow American, her seat companion on a commuter train to London, has been murdered, poisoned. But the authorities tell her there was no man, no body, no crime. Undeterred, she discovers not only the victim's shocking identity, but a deadly game of corporate rivalry.
By the author of THE GENERAL. A military Learjet crash leads one investigator to suspect a cover-up - because the plane had only one passenger: the President's brother.
Former lawyer Tate Collier's idyllic life is shattered when Aaron Matthews - once a brilliant evangelistic priest - targets his enigmatic teenage daughter and ex-wife for biblical revenge.
A Location Scout mystery, originally published under the name William Jefferies. While scouting out sites for a shoot-em-up in Maddox, Missouri John Pellam encounters a lethal small town filled with dirty doings and sinister secrets.
A commercial novel from the 1950s becomes a hot item when English professor Karen Pelletier perversely names it as the greatest book of the 20th century. A reporter locates its reclusive author in rural upstate New York. And then the reporter is found dead in the author's driveway. Pelletier is called in to help with the investigation and finds that the scandalous events are perhaps less fictious than she had thought.
The discovery of the bones of an ancient gargantuan beast in the dirt of the foundering Colorado Dude Ranch draws an array of paleontologists and scientists, as well as an Arkansas sharpie named Flye and an overly interested local antiques dealer. Charlie Moon, of the Southern Ute Police Department is also on hand - to keep an eye on them.
Immediately after his retirement, John Chase is summoned to investigate the apparent suicide of his former boss - the director of the FBI. After uncovering incriminating photos and being attacked by paramilitary radicals, John enlists an elite team of ex-FBI agents in a furious psychological duel between the nation's top profiler and a ruthless mastermind.
Two mysteries featuring Beverly Hills police detective Masao Masuto in one volume: SAMANTHA and THE CASE OF THE ONE-PENNY ORANGE.
The Brotherhood is trying once again to throw Europe into chaos, but Mycroft Holmes has a bigger problem: actor Edmond Sutton has been kidnapped. Mycroft must double for his double as the lead in Macbeth while Guthrie and the enigmatic Pauline Gatspy scour London for the missing actor.
January 1958: a man wakes with amnesia in a railway station, while at a Cape Canaveral launch pad a countdown has begun. As Luke Lucas relearns the story of his life, he begins to realize his fate is tied to the launch of the Explorer.
Tweed pursues the creator of a super weapon, the mysterious Dr. Goslar, from the coast north of Dartmoor to London to Paris to Geneva to Annecy. Along the war the savage assassin known as the Yellow Man surfaces.
Dame Frevisse is drawn from the nunnery into a web of conflicting loyalties when Robert Fenner is caught between the woman he was forced to marry years ago and the young heiress who has captured his heart - while, at the same time, his lands and family are threatened with potential warfare.
Hungry to leave his dead-end banking job, Jay West lands a coveted position with the powerful investment firm of Donovan & Lloyd, working for the influential, charismatic Oliver Mason. Yet Jay soon suspects that Oliver's stellar track record is more than the result of hard work or good luck. The stakes are raised when a co-worker is murdered.
Henry has always regretted parting company with Francesca, a woman he met while backpacking in India 20 years earlier. He tracks her down to the English town of Warbling, where she is in prison for the confessed murder of her own five-year-old son.
The collapse of the South Sea Bubble in 1721 leaves a London mapmaker penniless. He is offered a chance to free himself from debt if he will take a package secretly to Amsterdam.
Toronto shopkeeper Lara McClintoch is in a quaint, seaside town in County Kerry, Ireland, serving as moral support for a friend at the reading of a will. The deceased businessman sends his querulous family and friends on a treasure hunt, with each clue coming from a line of an ancient Celtic poem. Caught up in the spirit of the hunt, Lara goes up against a grieving family that has closed ranks, the riddles of Irish history, and someone who thwarts her at every turn - with murder.
Suspecting that her former lover, Dr. Julia Martinsen, is keeping too many secrets, Jane Lawless is reluctant to renew their relationship. When a man is murdered, Jane's suspicions are confirmed by Julia's strange reaction. Partly to discover what Julia is hiding and partly to protect her, Jane takes on the role of sleuth with the help of her friend Cordelia Thorn.
Elderly sisters Emily and Judith recreate their Victorian home in the little village of Seacreat in the form of a dollhouse. They even made tiny dolls to represent each member of the family. But this Thanksgiving Emily finds in the dollhouse that the table is in total disarray and that the doll representing niece Pamela is face down in her dessert plate. At the end of the meal the real Pamela is found dead at the real dining room table. The sisters turn to cardiologist Dr. Andrew Fenimore for help.
Symington Smythe, a would-be thespian, and fledgling dramatist Will Shakespeare meet at a tavern on the road to London and become travel companions. Once in London, they wheedle their way into a company of players and wind up in the middle of a mystery.
L. A. detective Aaron Gunner investigates a rap artist's "suicide".
Tragedy strikes and John Francis Cuddy has to say goodbye to his lover. Jarred out of his grief by a call from an old Vietnam-era comrade searching for his granddaughter's murderer, Cuddy soon finds himself contending with his friend's dysfunctional family. In his fragile, emotional state, he'll have to evade not only a killer, but a personal freefall into the ultimate human darkness.
Paul Devlin must travel to Cuba. It is feared that his lover's missing aunt, a doctor working with the poor, has been murdered for her magic by a dangerous Voodoo sect. But the truth, when it is revealed, is far more complicated.
Leaphorn and Chee must deal with a swarm of FBI agents, and their high-tech equipment, who have invaded the Navajo Reservation on a manhunt. Leaphorn sees a pattern that intrigues him in the Indian Legend of an Ute hero while Chee finds a fatal flaw in the official "theory of the crime". Recommended.
Swinging sixties London: casino owner Bryce Reece pulls off a series of ingenious heists to finance his legitimate casino business. But in so doing he attract the attention of the Kray twins and the envy of one of their most sadistic henchmen.
Bel Barrett and her lover Sol, during a romantic stroll along the Hoboken waterfront, stumble across the dead body of ... Frank Sinatra? The cops believe that one of Bel's students at the Community College, the ex-girlfriend of the bogus "Blue Eyes", did the deed and Bel must prove otherwise.
Mark Torrence is a decent man, a loving husband and father. But a world class hit man is closing in on him. He begins to realize that the only way to survive is to become something he despises - the man he was before he became a government informer on the New York wiseguys and entered the Witness Protection Program.
St-Cyr and Kohler are dispatched to Avignon to investigate the violent death of a young girl, daughter of an aristocratic family and a scholar of medieval history, in the Palais des Papes. The Gestapo and Surete detectives learn that she was desperate to join a local madrigal group.
[Canadian writer]. The 7th mystery featuring Louis St-Cyr of the Surete Nationale and Hermann Kohler of the Gestapo during WWII. Their investigation into the violent death of a postmistress leads to an archaeological find which threatens the Nazi hierarchy.
Edinburgh, 2026: Quintillian Dalrymple is given his toughest case. A breakin at the former Scottish parliament is followed by two gruesome murders. Some of the city's brightest teenagers have been abducted to the much-feared democratic city-state of Glasgow. And what Quint finds there will change his life forever.
One fateful night Mac McGowan and Stella Hampton let an accident escalate into a crime they covered up. Now, 20 years later, someone starts threatening to expose what they did. Who could possibly know the truth ... and what is the price for their silence?
When the young son of an informant in a government witness protection program is kidnapped and a grisly death occurs, Abe Lieberman and his partner Hanrahan will have to make some hard choices to set things right.
Suspicion falls on both militant Jewish and Muslim groups when the temple that Chicago Police detective Abe Lieberman belong to is vandalized. But soon Lieberman has angry Arab, Israeli and neo-Nazi youths on one hand and ruthless Korean extortionists on the other.
The unyielding DCI Harriet Martens has earned the nickname "the Hard Detective". But now two of her officers have died within hours of each other. Harriet believes both have been murdered and that the two deaths carry a message directed at her.
Investigation of the murder of a assisted-suicide doctor in his own suicide van raises a profound conflict of interest for Alex Delaware.
Someone is bumping off the members of the Johnson Land Company. When a masked gunman kills the first of his victims at a charity dinner, US Marshal Lilly Bennett chases the murderer and ruins her new Yves Saint Laurent suit. Needless to say, she is more than eager to get even.
In the complex, gritty world of homicide detective Kate Martinelli a piece of candy may be the key to a brutal murder case: at two diffeerent murder scenes the corpse is found handcuffed, strangled, stun-gun burned, and with a piece of candy in the pocket.
The leafy New England college town of Greymont is rocked by the death of a radical environmentalist. Then a member of a rock band mysteriously drowns. Former rock-journalist Zoe Szabo, now a small town reporter, must determine whether the deaths are tragic coincidences or part of someone's sinister play-list.
One morning Martie Rhodes, a young wife and video game designer, experiences a brief fear of her own shadow. The episode leaves her shaken but amused - until she finds she is unable to confront her own image in the mirror. Is this a manifestation of some previously unencountered psychological problem - or something more sinister?
A ring of antique thieves have started to terrorize the wealthy, weekend patrons of Chef Charly Poisson's French restaurant in Van Buren County, New York. And then Charly finds the corpse of a local antique dealer in the downstairs freezer.
Despite potential allegations of nepotism, Alexandra Locke - daughter of the recently elected L. A. County District Attorney - accepts a position with the D. A.'s office. It allows her to be near the hospital and her dying mother. But at the hospital she overhears the shocking deathbed confession of another patient - a confession that implicates her father in the cover-up of a long-forgotten murder.
Young Tessa Quale is found murdered in Northern Kenya. Her putative African lover and travelling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared from the scene of the crime. Tess's husband, a career diplomat named Justin with the British High Commission in Nairobi, set outs to find the truth. His quest will take him to Britain, across Europe and Canada, and back to Africa.
A heated controversy over zoning escalates into sinister threats and the murder of an environmentalist. Maryland real estate agent Eve Elliot finds herself the scapegoat.
A psychothriller about a neurotic Ukranian figure-skating champion trying to make it in Hollywood, her marginally psychotic bodyguard, and the insidious stalker who guards a secret that could shatter her career.
Antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare receives a phone call from her nanny Phyllis, who has been locked in closet by an odd pair of burglars who were looking for something they didn't find. Then Phyllis's accountant husband Frank, who had spent several years in prison for some white-collar crime, is found murdered.
The ordered calm of Gloucester Abbey is shattered by the murder of one of its monks. Domesday Commissioners Ralph Delchard and Gervase Brett happen to be there on the King's business. They doubt the Sheriff will be able to solve the mystery, and start their own investigations.
Paul Madriani, now in San Diego, takes the case of an elderly man, Jonah Hale, who is charged by his drug addict daughter with sexually abusing her as a child and now sexually abusing his granddaughter. The daughter's case is taken up by a feminist activist, who is subsequently found dead. Jonah becomes the prime suspect and it's up to Madriani to see that justice prevails.
The hanging death of a nondescript elderly man in a meagre section of the 87th Precinct does not, at first, seem notable. But now Carella, Meyer, Brown and Weeks are searching from the seedy strip clubs to the bright lights of the theatre district, where they discover an upcoming musical with ties to a mysterious drug - and a killer who stays until the last dance.
Nan finds herself wandering the biggest flea market in town, hoping to surprise her twin sister Bert with a vintage toy from their youth. But her search turns ugly when her hot-tempered niece Ellie accuses dealer Franklin Haggerty of selling phony antiques. When Haggerty is later found murdered, Ellie and her boyfriend Chris become prime suspects.
The highly-paid guns at the corporate finance firm of Skidder Barton are plotting a huge takeover, forgetting that there is one place they can be overheard. Cabbie Len needs money - fast and decides he can profit from the next big take-over move.
An antiques dealer is burned with a blowtorch and then executed with an M16. The contents of the safe are missing and the only clues are the unusual weapons used and a scrap of blank paper. Ex-cop Zed van Heerden has 14 days in which to fill in the blanks in this dead man's past, a past which only seems to begin in 1983.
San Francisco PI Aileen Douglass doesn't call the cops when she catches a young Gypsy man trying to hot-wire her car: instead she gives him a lift into Oakland. There she stumbles across a dead fortune-teller, and then dodges a hail of bullets. Next, her only paying client is murdered, her office is ransacked, her partner drugged. All of this is connected by a missing $100,000.
1144: A terrible curse descends on the people of Broceliande forest: children disappear, others die mysteriously. The man the villagers blame is the lord of the region, rumoured to dabble in black magic. To prove his innocence, he calls on the Breton Chevalier Galeran de Lesneven.
Joanna Guthrie comes into the life of blind sculptor Jack Donovan to help him to learn about the new guide dog she has trained for him. As she finds herself fighting her attraction to him, she becomes aware that she is being made to feel dangerously unwelcome. Meanwhile the FBI are investigating the disappearance of a number of local people.
Someone is watching the fifty local men searching Vangmoor for a second missing woman. The first was found, a victim of murder. Is the watcher a killer? Or was he merely angry that the killer had usurped him, him - the Master of the Moor.
When moisture gathers over a large lake, the result is snow - fast, heavy, fishtail flakes that seems to white-out every sin and crime. Milan Jacovich knows better. So when the local mob calls in a favour, he's off to Lake Erie's shores to bodyguard Barbara Corns, a reluctant mayoral candidate. When the wife of her opponent dies suspiciously, Jacovich's instincts lead him into a stew of organized crime secrets, a child pornography ring, a vengeful cop, and a jealous lover.
Canadian author. In Medieval Spain Isaac of Girona heads the search for the fabled Holy Grail - and an unholy killer.
Features a tough-minded and hard-boiled female protagonist in Allie Kerry. The job's easy, but the payoff's deadly.
Vancouver author. The US Militia Corps continues its battle with the federal government and joins forces with Russia and China to steal America's greatest secret weapon.
Paul Kelly, a firefighter and paramedic, loses a loved one to a brutal murder. The killer, a teen sociopath, shows neither sorrow nor remorse. Paul wants to know why, and his obsession draws him into the darkest depths of the human soul.
The young Harry Houdini is working for Keller, the "Dean of American Magicians", when an illusion goes awry and Keller's levitating assistant plummets to her death. Further investigation reveals, however, that the tragic young beauty died from drowning, not the fall.
Scholar Terry Williams comes to Inverness, Scotland, to finish research on Catherine McCullough, a 17th century woman burned at the stake as a witch. But the town is obsessed with the more recent death of Donna Fairweather, a young woman rumoured to be part of a Wiccan coven. As Terry continues her work, she discovers secrets and lies that lead to the truth behind Donna's death, one leading back almost four centuries.
Heaven Lee is tackling the world of soul food and jazz this time out. When a big jazz festival comes to town, the chief organizer gets murdered. Of course Heaven was around for the murder and gets fingered as a suspect, along with many other Kansas City residents who also seem to dislike the organizer. But the festival must go on, so Heaven and the rest of her crew have to cook and get the music started all while avoiding becoming the killer's next target.
Kindle County personal injuries lawyer Robbie Feaver is caught bribing judges and in exchange for leniency agrees to take part in an FBI sting operation. However, he must wear a wire and he must be babysat by an FBI agent - a woman who is impervious to Robbie's charms.
True-crime writer Garner Quinn is being stalked by an obsessed fan. But her attempts to protect herself lead her into a web of deadly intrigue.
In the final weeks of a cutthroat campaign, the disappearance of Elizabeth Lucindo, top aide to Nassau County Executive Martin Daly, is big news--and the press is as hungry for details as the cops. With theories of kidnapping and murder running rampant, a frigthening pattern is emerging: Elizabeth is not the first woman in the Nassau GOP to turn up missing. And she won't be the last.
The new mystery featuring suburban housewife and amateur sleuth Susan Henshaw. Although Susan knows that Amanda Worth would not be caught dead in a discount store, the opening of a new outlet mall finds her in a dressing room, strangled to death with a Hermes scarf.
From the unpublished journals of Dr. Watson. A tale of nefarious doings that nearly brought down London's wealthiest woman - and made its most famous sleuth Scotland Yard's most wanted.
After years of a miserable, abusive marriage an inheritance allows Louise Widdows to leave her husband and begin the search for the illegitimate son she gave up at birth. But she hasn't covered her tracks as well as she might have, and her new found freedom threatens to be violently short-lived.
Jerry has decided to leave his life of crime behind. However, when his mother's car is stolen, his decision is cast into doubt. Then a woman's body is found in the river, and the prime suspect does not have an alibi for the night in question.
Jack "Keeper" Marconi had lost everything - his wife, his reputation and - almost - his life. He is rebuilding his world until he spots the black Buick that killed his wife. Until he's offered an investigation job he can't refuse. Now he is in Mexico, trying to save a woman whose story could ruin many lives - but save Keeper's.