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.
Oh, where to start? It was probably the skunks someone put in the loft of the Baptist church, requiring the pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal. As Meg is taking the skunks to the zoo, her grandfather discovers his boa has been stolen, only to turn up later during the concert, slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens. Then Sunday morning at the Catholic church finds it completely filled with several hundred ducks. Then a fire breaks out at Trinity Episcopal, and an elderly vestryman is found dead.
Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried twenty-five years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him.
When Katie Sue Perrywinkle walks into the Little Shop of Potions, Carley Bell Hartwell is surprised and delighted to see her old childhood friend. But Katie Sue's not back for a social visit. She's come to settle a score with Senator Warren Calhoun, who is in town for his son's high-profile wedding. Before Katie Sue has a chance to voice any objections, she's forced to forever hold her peace. Carly vows to find her murderer, but as Carly gets closer to the truth, a killer is planning a very chilly reception.
A group of friends living in Covent Garden are subjected to the whims of a dangerous prankster. At first, the tricks are somewhat funny, if inconvenient. But as they continue they become more violent until finally someone lies dead. As the remaining friends struggle to manage their grief and identify the culprit, suspicion soon falls close to home and secrets once furtively kept hidden are brought to light. Alliances are formed, and the once cozy group begins to turn on each other. Could one of them really be capable of murder?
After a video of Darla and her cat Hamlet performing at a martial arts tournament goes viral, Hamlet is invited to be the guest of honour at a championship cat show in Fort Lauderdale. But animal rights activists are on the march, and a cat show contestant stages his own angry protest when his special breed Minx - half Sphynx, half Manx - doesn't win. Then Hamlet disappears - only to be found next to a dead man's body.
A rogue ex-cop from the Irish Garda manipulates a transfer to work for the NYPD in an exchange program. However, it turns out that the cop is really a serial killer wanted for murder in Ireland, and now, New York City.
The ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins a 10 day scrapbook themed luxury cruise in the Caribbean. But on board Sheila finds a famous crafter dead and investigators determine she was poisoned. Sheila becomes the principal suspect - or was she really the intended victim? A storm strands the ship at sea -- with a killer stalking the decks!
Scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, are off to a party. Prominent socialite Margo Leland is throwing an extravagant fete to welcome home her husband, Jerry Earl. There's a zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. But in the midst of the revelry, Jerry Earl is murdered - then stuffed inside a clothes dryer. When the grieving widow turns to her for help, Carmela can't say no. But Jerry Earl took a lot of people to the cleaners with his underhanded business tactics, so Carmela's going to be hard-pressed to identify which of his enemies was steamed enough to kill him.
There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
A group of old university friends are in Unst to celebrate the wedding of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party one of them, Eleanor, disappears apparently into thin air. The next day Eleanor's best friend Polly receives an email from her saying she'll never be found alive. And so it seems, because the woman's body is found, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Before she disappeared Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of Peerie Lizzie, a child who was drowned close by in the 1920s.
Margaret Kruwoski was stabbed to death on the busy Newcastle express without anyone noticing, even police detective Joe Ashworth, who was present. Vera Stanhope and Ashworth are led to a guest house in a sleepy North Tyneside town where Margaret lived for many years with the family who run it. When another woman is murdered, Vera knows she must retrace Margaret's final steps in order to find the key to this new murder.
Chicago, September 1964. A faked suicide linked to President Johnson's corrupt cronies takes Nathan Heller to Texas, where celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore implores him to explore that growing list of dead witnesses. With the blessing of Bobby Kennedy - former US attorney general, now running for Senator from New York - Heller and Flo investigate the increasing wave of violence that seems to emanate from the notorious Mac Wallace, rumored to be LBJ's personal hatchet man.
It's harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiance, Seth, are both racing to beat the New England winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers, while Seth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when his project is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under the building - and even worse, a young man related to one of Meg's former apple pickers is found dead behind the local feed store - the couple's carefully laid plans are quickly spoiled.
The night before the 1982 World Cup, Elisa Sordi - an attractive 18 year old employed by the Vatican - vanishes, her tortured corpse later to surface in the Tiber. Afer the man that Michele Balistreri arrests for the murder is exonerated, and tantalizing links to the Vatican and top right-wing politicians ignored, the case is never solved. 24 years later Sordi's mother apparently commits suicide, and then a slew of female corpses begin to turn up all with a letter of the alphabet carved into their bodies. Finally Balistreri realizes that the letters marking each victim are spelling out a chilling message.
A LAPD cop has been rendered unfit after a nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner. His new partner is a German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED. Shunned and shunted to the side, the two set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men in the nighttime assault.
Bernie and Libby Simmons, caterers extraordinaire, are hosting a televised cookie contest just in time for Christmas, but unfriendly rivalries cook up a cutthroat competition.
Six "perfect murder" stories written by the most accomplished crime writers of the 1930s. Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freedman Wills Crofts, Ronald Know, Dorothy L. Sayers and Russell Thorndike each attempt to create the unsolvable murder, which Superintendent Cornish of the CID then attempts to unravel.
After a chance encounter draws David Loogan into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student, he finds himself the number one suspect in her brutal murder. Out to uncover the truth, he learns that Jana's death may be related to an earlier murder, one that she was obsessed with during the last weeks of her life. And as he retraces her steps, he begins to realize that he's treading a very dangerous path-and that her killer is watching every move he makes.
Charles Olav Torp has problems. He's grieving for his late wife, he's lost his job, and gambling debts have alienated him from his teenage daughter. Desperate, his solution is to rob an elderly woman of her money and silverware. But Harriet Krohn fights back, and Charlo loses control. Wracked with guilt, Charlo attempts to rebuild his life and regain his dignity. But the police are catching up with him, and Inspector Konrad Sejer has never lost a case yet.
Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?
Inspector Sebag is a policeman in the South of France with an unparalleled sixth sense, who excels at slipping into the skin of killers and hunting them down. However, when a retired French Algerian cop is discovered in his apartment with the symbol OAS left near his body and few indications who killed him or why, Sebag's skills are put to the test.
Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the annual Winsome Witches' Halloween fund-raiser luncheon. But then the Head Priestess of the fund-raising group is found dead under mysterious circumstances. With her aunt, Vera, unable to call on her ability to foresee the future, Jenna will have to use more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth...
A bomb explodes in the center of Florence, hitting the car of Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of the elite Squadra Mobile. The attack rocks the ancient city to its foundations. Ferrara was clearly the target - and he did, after all, just controversially imprison notorious Mafia boss Salvatore Laprua. A week later, another bomb explodes, bringing tragedy for Ferrara and a determination to find the culprit. But that same morning, Salvatore Laprua is found dead in his prison cell. So who is the mysterious influence behind the bombings - someone even the Mafia fear?
Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of Italy's elite Anti-Mafia Investigation Department is tasked with investigating the deaths of several Calabria citizens - some in New York, some in the small, isolated villages that dot the Calabrian countryside. To get to the bottom of the case, Ferrara has to infiltrate the village of San Piero d'Aspromonte, deep in the Calabrian mountains. And there, he must put his life on the line to learn more about a family at the center of an ancient, bloody feud.
In the summer of 2004 Florence was shocked by the dreadful homicides committed by the serial killer Leonardo Berghoff. With the news of his death, the city seems to finally be at peace - but that doesn't last for long. A senator and his butler are found brutally murdered and Detective Ferrara realises that the game is not over. Blood is running through the city streets again.
Spring, 1919. James 'Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, has enlisted under false colours in the service of the elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer. He is given a mission that takes him to the far north of Scotland-to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow. Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships. What that document contains forces him to break cover and race towards London with information that could destroy Lemmer-if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it.
New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the city's wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chloe, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend. Plunged into a murky world, it soon becomes clear that while it is very possible the Viellards' friend is dead, his enemies are very much alive - and ready to kill anyone who gets in their way.
This volume includes both new Hammett stories gleaned from his personal archives along with screen treatments long buried in film-industry files.
When skeletal remains are found beneath the fortified walls of an ancient castle on Northumberland's rugged coastline, DCI Kate Daniels calls on a forensic anthropologist to help identify the corpse. Meanwhile, newly widowed prison psychologist Emily McCann finds herself drawn into the fantasy of convicted sex offender, Walter Fearon. As his mind games become more and more intense, is it possible that Daniels' case has something to do with his murderous past?
Bailey Ruth, emissary from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, is dropped off on the outskirts of her old hometown, Adelaide, Oklahoma, at the home of young Nick Magruder. When a window cracks and a rifle barrel is thrust inside, only Bailey Ruth's hasty intervention saves Nick from taking a bullet. But after she materializes to reassure him, she finds she can't go back to vanishing. What gives? It turns out Bailey's been tricked by Nick's late aunt to come to his rescue, which means that her boss Wiggins has no idea where she is - and now she may be trapped in Adelaide forever. Unless she can help snare the person who wants Nick dead.
Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater in downtown Minneapolis and discovers that there is a present-day body literally buried in a basement wall. She immediately calls on her best friend, P.I. Jane Lawless. Although Jane is already in the thick of another investigation - she's embroiled in a well-known country-western singer's family scandal - she agrees to help Cordelia out on the side.
When Claire's attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council.
Homicide detective Sarah Lund is contacted by National Intelligence, which fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen. When Zeuthen's 9 year old daughter, Emilie, is kidnapped the investigation takes on a different dimension as it soon becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to the murder of a young girl in Jutland some years earlier.
Ex-counterterrorist soldier Joe Hunter has been called to Mexico to bring an end to a cartel that preys on the people they smuggle across the US border. Once the mission's ended, however, Joe's mission leader and mentor, CIA Black Ops director Walter Hayes Conrad, confesses that the bloody mission is not the real reason Joe has been summoned south of the border. Walter's great-grandson Benjamin has been abducted, kidnapped by Walter's sworn enemy, the leader of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels. Walter will do whatever it takes to get the boy back. And he know Hunter is the man for the job. But there's one complication -- the drug boss just happens to be Benjamin's father.
Food critic Hayley Powell is planning the Island Times' office Christmas party. After gourmet chef Garth Rawlings declined to cater the party, he was found dead on the floor of his kitchen.
A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for Matthildur but also for a long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snow-storm when they were children has coloured his entire life. He is looking for answers.
Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she disappear to every Thursday? Lead investigator Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out. And then a second woman is shot dead. There is seemingly nothing to link the two victims, and the police move on, desperate for a lead. But someone out there has a deadly secret. And as events begin to play out - masterminded by a strange and bewitching figure - all of their worlds are about to come crashing down...
With the Mississippi sun beating down, sisters An'gel and Dickce are taking a break to cool off and pet sit their friend Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, when their former sorority sister, Rosabelle Sultan, shows up at their door unexpectedly, with her ne'er-do-well adult children not far behind. Rosabelle's selfish offspring are desperate to discover what's in her will, and it soon becomes clear that one of them would kill to get their hands on the inheritance.
It's summer, 1943, and a double murder is discovered on the grounds of St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, and established in an old Shropshire manor house to help victims of the war to recover. DI Tom Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place, where most of the patients are unable to walk or are blind, or both, not to mention deeply traumatized.
Mysterious, brilliant, and deadly, Hu Chang taught Catherine everything she knows and she is loyal to him. Now, Hu Chang is calling Catherine to a new task: rescue an imprisoned journalist in Tibet - a woman who has been subjected to unspeakable horrors. Her connection to Hu Chang is unknown. What is also unknown is that Catherine will be going up against a man so evil, his crimes have stretched back into this area for forty years. Is Catherine being used as a pawn by Hu Chang? Can she save a woman she's never even met? And will either of them live to see tomorrow?
Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume.
Kathleen Paulson is snowed under running her library and caring for her extraordinary felines, Owen and Hercules. But when a guest at a local gala drops dead, the cats will have their paws full helping her solve a murder before the case gets cold.
New York City and Russia in the early 1900s - the time of the infamous Rasputin and his mysterious rise to power. Now, a deadly secret concerning a powerful weapon from that time has been uncovered - and it's up to Sean Riley and Tess Chaykin to stop a global catastrophe.
Paris, 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator's dream - he's getting paid to troll the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. He wholly expects to find the missing 22 year old in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, but when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn.
When a brutal and sadistic serial killer begins stalking the streets of Moscow, Xenia, an ambitious young newspaper editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to solve the mystery of the killer's identity. As her obsession with the killer grows, Xenia devises an elaborate website with the intention of ensnaring the murderer, only to discover something disturbing about herself: her own unhealthy fascination with the sexual savagery of the murders.
Orphaned by a smallpox epidemic sweeping turn of the century East Texas Jake Parker and his younger sister Lula are waylaid on the way to their uncle's farm. A traveling group of bank robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. He needs help if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street smart woman for hire named Jimmie Sue who has come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).
Asked by a group of ex-colleagues to hunt down a former Taliban tyrant who has claimed UK asylum by assisting the British government, Spider is forced to decide between his sense of justice and his job. For as he struggles to save the life of one man, he's on a path to extinguish another.
Determined to save a former apprentice, Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission with SAS and Pakistani Special Forces soldiers. But when the time comes, the assignment goes catastrophically wrong and Shepherd is captured. It's almost as if someone had set a trap. Shepherd's MI5 controller Charlotte Button is furious at MI6's management of the operation and is determined to remove Shepherd from harm's way. But the Pakistani government forbids intervention - and the only way Button can save Shepherd's life is to break the rules.
Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the comforts, such as they are, of a mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirty-something woman making a hash out of her uncle's bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. He's jumped bail and now she's about to pay the price for it. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. And once Gunn begins his search, for $95 a day plus expenses, it becomes unclear whether Gava even existed in the first place.
A Prohibition bootlegger, decapitated by rival rumrunners, appears on South Bass Island once a year in spectral form to search for his noggin. This October, the Elkhart Ghost Getters (EGG) have returned to the island to get film footage of Harlow's ghost. They're staying at Bea Cartwright's B and B, but it's Kate Wilder who isn't happy to see them after they trashed her winery last year. When the EGG leader turns up dead, Kate becomes the prime suspect, and the other League members need to scramble to crack the case.
Judge Antoine Verlaque and his girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet, are hoping to enjoy a relaxing holiday on an archipelago off the coast of Marseille, at an opulent hotel that is reopening after decades. But the murder of one of the guests casts a shadow over everyone's vacation, and things go from bad to worse when a violent storm cuts off all communication with the mainland. Will the killer strike again?
When Secretary of Homeland Security Dennis Paull is found dead moments after a late night meeting with Jack McClure, McClure goes on the run. Nothing will stop him from completing Paull's final request-a task vital to US National Security. Someone in the intelligence community has gone rogue and is exposing cloaked agents around the world. Jack may be searching for a mole, but he knows that ultimately he will have to confront the Syrian. That also means confronting the Syrian's lover, Annika Dementieva, the woman Jack once loved.
Six dead women in a hotel room. Five of them students, still in their teens. Tied up. Tortured. The NYPD recognizes the suspect's signature -- three bloody initials carved into each victim's forehead. Ex-cop Frank Quinn has faced this madman before. Each bears scars from their last encounter.
Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, attempt to escape their roots in Glasgow's most desperate fringes and become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades. But while one rises quickly up the ranks, the other will fall prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and ever spiralling debts. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known.
It begins with two deaths: a moneyman and a grass. Deaths that offer a unique opportunity to a man like Calum MacLean. A man who has finally had enough of killing. Meanwhile two of Glasgow's biggest criminal organisations are at quiet, deadly war with one another. And as Detective Michael Fisher knows, the biggest and bloodiest manoeuvres are yet to come.
Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Systems, a private security firm specializing in drone technologies. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce is done with the United States government for good, until a pair of drug cartel hit men assault a group of American students on American soil. New U.S. President Margaret Myers secretly authorizes Pearce Systems to locate and destroy the killers wherever they are. Now Pearce and his team are in a showdown with the hidden powers behind the El Paso attack - unleashing a host of unexpected repercussions.
One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.
The Westfield's Men are invited to perform at a country home in Essex and decide to trial their new play 'The Witch of Colchester'. But when the company's leader begins to fall mysteriously ill, witchcraft is blamed. Then on performance night an audience member inexplicably collapses and dies, paving the way for Nicholas Bracewell to uncover the cause of the strange events.
It's a joyous time at Dream Weavers, Della Wright's studio in North Carolina, as her part-time employee Marnie Potter prepares for her upcoming marriage. But when Della notices Marnie's fiance engaged in a heated argument with one of her students at the engagement party, she worries there's something wrong with Marnie's Mr. Right. After the student turns up dead the next day, Della must weave together the clues to find the conniving killer.
Responding to a frantic call on her new fangled telephone from her 18 year old cousin, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Emma Cross arrives at the Marble House mansion and learns that Consuelo's mother, Alva, is forcing her into marriage with the Duke of Marlborough. Her mother has even called in a fortune teller to assure Consuelo of a happy future. When the fortune teller is found dead, strangled with a silk scarf, Consuelo is nowhere to be found. Alva asks Emma to determine if Consuela has eloped with the beau of her choice--or if her disappearance may be directly connected to the murder...
Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan, but just because they aren't talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women, women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. When the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events beyond their control, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves, and each other, as never before.
In Edinburgh a skeleton is discovered in an apparently inaccessible Gothic pinnacle on a derelict school. Cold case detective Karen Pirie is called in when investigations reveal this is no recent death. The stakes rise when unexpected connections to the Balkan wars are uncovered.
A stolen baby. A murdered woman. A decades-old atrocity. Something connects them all. Book two in the new crime series featuring forensic psychologist Paula Maguire working in the missing persons unit in Northern Ireland.
Lucy normally loves planning for the holidays, but this year Tinker's Cove has fallen on hard times. With so many residents struggling to make ends meet, Christmas festivities are a luxury some can't afford. But the story's not so bleak at Downeast Mortgage, whose tightfisted owners, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in profits from everyone's misfortune. Half the town is in their debt, so when the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many.
In the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. So the FBI, the State Department, and the LAPD turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary borders to resolve this dangerous standoff.
Sussex, 1912. Villagers are gathered in a churchyard, all eyes fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hand pick up a flint. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. 17 year old Constantia, the taxidermist's daughter, struggles to discover who is responsible, but finds herself under suspicion. Is Constantia who she seems - is she the victim of circumstances or are more sinister forces at work? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Gifford House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop?
A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The suspect, a world-renowned photographer named Kiharazaka, has a deeply unsettling portfolio, and stands accused of murdering two women - both burned alive - and will likely face the death penalty. But something isn't quite right. As the young writer probes further, his doubts about this man as a killer intensify, and he struggles to maintain his sense of reason and justice. Is Kiharazaka truly guilty, or will he die to protect someone else?
In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty two year old girl. But Reeve's life has been anything but normal. Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive for four years. After a lucky escape, she has worked hard to rebuild her life, with the aid of a brilliant psychiatrist. But when Dr. Lerner asks Reeve to help a young girl, Tilly, who has suffered a similar ordeal, Reeve suddenly finds herself in a deadly cat and mouse game with a ruthless predator who is still out there, watching her every move.
The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting - "The Double" - Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas specializes in, finding what's missing, and doing it quietly. But Grace wants more. She wants Lucas to find the man who humiliated her - a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, in pursuit of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is - and how far he'll go to get what he wants.
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is close to capturing Bhoot, the world's most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer. One of her assets has information about Bhoot's upcoming visit to Iran. But just as Pierson is about to get his location, an ambush leaves her informant dead. Now Pierson has two targets: Bhoot and his sniper.
Stage play. 224 pages. It's been 25 years since Alfred Chalmers was convicted of the gruesome murder of four young women in Edinburgh. Isobel McArthur, Scotland's first Chief Superintendent, was the woman responsible for putting him behind bars, but the case has haunted her ever since. Now, with her retirement approaching, McArthur decides the time has come for answers. To uncover the truth, she revisits the case and interviews Chalmers for the first time in decades.
Including two brand new stories, this is the complete collection of Rebus short stories from the bestselling author.
At the urging of her best friend, thirty-something Eden Elliott decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, the town's sheep shearer is found murdered - clipped with his own shears - and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father's recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm.
Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue - unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
Albert Campion was contemplating visiting his wayward artistic niece in Carfax. And when a missing schoolteacher reappeared after nine days, and Campion's car was inadvertently damaged, not to mention Campion himself, then the signs were that not all was what it seemed. Campion himself plays the central role in this quintessentially British mystery, but there are appearances too from all of Margery Allingham's regular characters, from Luke to Campion's former manservant Lugg, to his wife Lady Amanda Fitton and others.
Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of his gang. Five million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is. For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by fellow inmates and prison guards, who all want the answer to this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released. Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life...and not just his own.
As a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue, Gracie responds to a call out for a car that's gone over the side of a treacherous mountain road. The crash, which Gracie quickly suspects is no accident, proves to be one in an escalating and deadly series of events that lead her right back to Camp Ponderosa, a church-owned camp where she works as Program Director. As Gracie probes more deeply into the dark secrets at the camp, she unearths a hidden world of illegal activities, including murder...
Moscow, 1937. Police Captain Alexei Korolev receives an urgent call from his boss - it seems an important man has been murdered, and Korolev is the only detective they're willing to assign to this sensitive case. In fact, Korolev realizes almost immediately that the layers of sensitivity and secrecy surrounding this case far exceed his paygrade. And the consequences of interfering with a case tied to State Security or the NKVD can be severe - you might lose your job, if you're lucky. Your whole family might die if you're not.
In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport. You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who has smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.
William von Becker's multibillion-dollar fund was limited to only the luckiest investors. Or so they thought. After the house of cards collapses and the disgraced von Becker commits suicide in prison, his family asks Jason Stafford to find out where the money is - and who is targeting them with attempted kidnappings. There are plenty of angry suspects to take a look at. But with roughly three billion of von Becker's ill-gotten dollars floating around somewhere, there are other interested parties as well. They're determined. They're powerful. And they're not nearly as polite as the Feds.
Who can you trust when betrayal is a way of life? Danny Curnow, known in the army family by his call sign, Vagabond, ran agents, informers. Played God with their lives and their deaths, and was the best at his job - and he quit when the stress overwhelmed him. Fifteen years later the stakes are higher, the risks greater, and there is an added agenda on the table. If he wants to survive, Danny will have to prove, to himself, that he has not softened, that he is as hard and ruthless as before.
A small British team, three ex-soldiers and one student dropout who knows the language, are sent into Iran to smuggle out a feisty, independent young woman named Farideh. Her husband is a corporal in the Revolutionary Guard, entrapped by MI6 and held in a safe house in Austria. His job as driver for a top general means he knows the location of nuclear sites and other secrets. But he won't talk unless they will bring out Farideh.
A brutal rape in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood has the police baffled. Detective Eli Nahum is eager to wrap up the high-profile case, and sees an easy conviction when the victim's angry father delivers a likely suspect.Although Ziv Nevo has done some bad things, he's not a rapist. But he can't tell the cops why he was lurking in the shadows near the crime scene. When the investigation goes awry, Nevo is freed and Nahum is fired.Then another rape occurs. Certain it's Nevo, the cops are determined to send him to prison. But darker forces are planning to send him to his grave.
Leaving behind his life of violence in Brazil's darkest shadows, Zico is determined to become a better man. But it seems his old life isn't quite done with him yet when he's tasked with making one last kill. It's one that could get him everything he has ever wanted; a house, some land, cash in his pocket, a future for him and his girlfriend, Daniella. But this one isn't like all the others. This one comes at a much higher price.
Paris, 1792. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind ten year old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country leased by a group of emigre refugees. Savill is sent there to retrieve the boy, and discovers that Charles is mute. The boy has witnessed horrors beyond his years, but what terrible secret haunts him so deeply that he is unable to utter a word?
Marnie Bruce can remember everything she has ever seen -- except from one night when she was eleven, waking in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. For DI Marjory Fleming this is a case she would prefer not to reopen, but now, after 20 years, Marnie has returned to Scotland seeking answers.
Only a year after the death of her father, chief superintendent Terry Darnell, his daughter Stella is still reeling from the publicity storm around the case of Kate Rokesmith. But Stella has discovered a folder of unlabelled photographs of deserted streets amongst her father's possessions. And the first photograph in this odd collection dates back to 1966.
Simmy has been adjusting to life in Windermere, running her florist shop. She delivers a bouquet of flowers with a mysterious message attached to an elderly lady, and sinister secrets come creeping into the light. And when another old woman is found murdered in her own home, Persimmon knows her peaceful life in Windermere is about to be shaken once again. Simmy is inexorably drawn into the center of the murder investigation as the prime suspect names her as an alibi.
Phyllis Newman has entered the contest for best funnel cake at the Texas State Fair. Her treat is chosen as one of the top entries and will be sampled live on television by celebrity chef Joye Jameson. But Phyllis's moment in the spotlight is spoiled after Joye drops dead from one bite of her funnel cake. Now Phyllis has gone from top entry to top suspect and must clear her name before the real killer slips through her fingers.
While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a Halloween baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is in the process of being arrested - for the murder of his wife!
Twenty-nine-year-old Vancouver PI Michael Drayton specializes in missing persons. Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system. Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections.
Nitric acid, baseball bats and HIV filled syringes. People are being attacked publicly by a masked figure in the centre of Manchester and Jessica Daniel doesn't know how to catch the person responsible. Not that she'll get much help from the media. It is 25 years since the notorious Stretford Slasher was caught and those who can remember it are feeling nostalgic. With the city held in a wintry grip, Jessica has a caseload stacking up and an old friend to look after all while she wilts under the shadow of secrets a quarter of a century old.
Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. An unidentified, dismembered body has been found in the river, and it's up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. Meanwhile, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea: his six-year-old daughter - Trotti's own goddaughter - has been kidnapped.
Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and in 1929 her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 people killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair.
After giving legal advice to his latest client, Stone Barrington thinks he's done with the man. But it's soon clear that Stone hasn't seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's activities and how they may relate to a past crime - and some of them will stop at nothing to get the information they want.
Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over illegal organ donations involving prominent citizens makes news, she already has a list of suspects. There's no time to snoop, though - Aunty Lee's Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung at their opulent house. But when Mabel Sung and her son Leonard are found dead the authorities blame it on Aunty Lee's special stewed chicken with buah keluak, a local black nut that can be poisonous if cooked improperly.
Aside from two upcoming weddings in Oyster Bay, North Carolina, there is also the historical society's annual fund-raiser: the Secret Garden Party and Candlelit Ball. The society's president hopes to display the contents of a time capsule found in the foundation of a local church at their party, but when the items are finally revealed to the public, Olivia notices one of them has vanished. After a frightening find beneath the pier - the body of Ruthie Holcomb - Olivia is certain there is a connection between the young woman's death and the missing piece from the time capsule.
When Special Agent Ren Bryce discovers the body of a young woman in an abandoned car, solving the case becomes personal. But the more she uncovers about the victim's last movements, the more questions are raised. Why was Laura Flynn driving towards a ranch for troubled teens in the middle of Colorado when her employers thought she was hundreds of miles away? And what did she know about a case from fifty years ago, which her death dramatically reopens?
Billy 'the Bear' Doherty, the missing son of retired political activist Moira Doherty, isn't an easy man to find - a criminal with a nasty drug habit, his mum is convinced he's been murdered. But when Moira herself is killed, her body found floating in the waters under Londonderry's Peace Bridge, Dan Starkey finds himself embroiled in the city's porn and drug fuelled underworld, where a new generation of gangster terrorists is intent on creating mayhem their predecessors could only dream of...
Sean is on the run. We don't know why and we don't know from whom, but we do know he's abandoned his battered, blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer. Desperate to avoid the police, he takes to the parched fields and country lanes but his leg is caught in a vicious animal trap. Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he is freed and taken in by two women-daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm with its ramshackle barn, blighted vineyard and the brooding lake. And it's then that Sean's problems really start...
To fundraise for the parish in bucolic Thornford Regis, Father Tom Christmas skydives, plummeting for charity. While his landing is bumpy, it's nothing compared to that of Hector, Earl of Fairhaven, who leaps from twenty thousand feet with disastrous results. Some residents of the town, including every member of the Earl's household, believe that these results are not accidental.
One morning Lacey Flint, now living in a houseboat on the River Thames, finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the river. She assumes it was chance - after all she's recently joined the marine policing unit - but further investigation leads her team to suspect it was deliberately left for her to find. She is no longer a detective, but as she begins to suspect someone is watching her very closely, she can't help but be drawn into the investigation.
'Twas the week before Christmas, and two robbers hired by a local crime boss manage to heist half a million dollars from an armoured car. But getting the money and getting away with it are two different things, especially with a blizzard coming down, the cops in hot pursuit and a double-crossing gambler and a murderous park ranger threatening to turn this white Christmas blood red.
A Boston organization named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning homeless boys back on the street. But it isn't the simple case of intimidation that it first appears to be. Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys' safety and security, but their lives as well. Unfinished at the time of his death and completed by Parker's longtime agent.
London stockbroker Orlando Edison has curried favour with the nation's most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors - known as the Merry Gentlemen - to be part of his latest enterprise. But a few days before Christmas, he is found murdered. Inspector Witherspoon and his household are looking forward to the festive season. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs. Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays.
Sister Jane and the Jefferson Hunt Club are in Kentucky to ride with the members of the Woodford Hounds. After the hunt, Sister Jane and her boyfriend, Gray Lorillard, head to a sumptuous party on a nearby estate, also home to a historic equine graveyard. The revelry is interrupted by jarring news. The grisly remains discovered in the cemetery are decidedly not equine. Now Sister and her hounds are on the case, digging up clues to an old murder that links three well-connected Southern families.
A vigilante killer begins targeting the scum of Galway, signing mysterious notes with the moniker 'C 33' and addressing these letters to former cop Jack Taylor, trying to goad him into joining the murderous spree. While Jack tries to unravel the mystery and motives of this demented killer, he is also brought into the fold of an enigmatic tech billionaire who has been buying up massive amounts of property in Galway, seemingly in the hopes of offering this downtrodden city a better future.
Ruddy McCann, former college football star, is now Kalkaska, Michigan's full-time repo man and part-time bar bouncer. His best friend is his low-energy Basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head which introduces itself as Alan Lottner, a dead realtor. To complicate matters, it turns out Katie, the girl he's fallen for, is Alan's "daughter." When Alan demands Ruddy find his murderers, Ruddy decides a voice in your head seeking vengeance is best ignored. When Alan also demands he clean up his act, and apartment, Ruddy tells him to back off, but where can a voice in your head go?
Lee McKinney Woodyard, manager of TenHuis Chocolade, has been offered a position on the local library board. Before she accepts, she decides to check out their monthly meeting at the town's historic library. Rumours are flying about the rugged new board director, Henry "Butch" Cassidy, and the changes he allegedly plans to make. But the meeting is interrupted by the discovery of the lifeless body of prim and proper Abigail Montgomery, a retiring member of the board.
On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, contractor Shannon Hammer has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.
1867: After being fired from her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady's maid position for a crass American millionaire. But when her new job whisks her off to a foreboding castle straight out of a Grimm tale, she begins to wonder if her fast-talking ways might have been too hasty. The vast grounds contain the suspected remains of Snow White's cottage, along with a disturbing dwarf skeleton. And when her millionaire boss turns up dead - poisoned by an apple - the fantastic setting turns into a once upon a crime scene.
The next episode in television producer Laurie Moran's series that revisits old, unsolved crimes will be the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. With the help of lawyer and series host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen - but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?
When a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.
At the heart of the community of Prosperous, Maine lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town. But now the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw PI Charlie Parker to Prosperous. And in him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history. And in inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Kay Scarpetta notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house, all dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted. Then she learns a high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car, five minutes from her home. She finds herself in pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next.
Ex-New York City cookbook publicist Val Deniston now lives with her grandfather near Chesapeake Bay, works at a fitness club cafe and works on her long-planned cookbook. But when one of the club's patrons is found dead, she'll have to cook up a scheme to find the killer.
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by SUSPECT heroes Scott James and his K-9 partner, Maggie. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover the fugitive dead, the building filled with explosives. Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows.
Greece, 1980: Emma takes part in a shattering, violent event. An event to which she is anything but an innocent bystander. She is only eighteen, but this marks her fall from innocence. It will haunt her for the rest of her life. London, now: Kate has the perfect existence: a glossy image, a glamorous home, a perfect family. But there are cracks. All is not what it seems. And now the two worlds are about to collide. Somebody's out for revenge. Someone who has been waiting thirty years.
A Royalist dragoon who fought against Parliament, William Falkland is currently awaiting execution at Newgate prison. Yet when he is led away from Newgate with a sack over his head, it is not the gallows to which they take him, but to Oliver Cromwell himself. Cromwell has heard of Falkland's reputation as an investigator and now more than ever he needs a man of conscience. His New Model Army are wintering in Devon but mysterious deaths are sweeping the camp and, in return for his freedom, Falkland is despatched to uncover the truth.
England, 1455. King Henry of Lancaster is deemed unfit for rule, even by his own mother. Simon Roseblood - London lord, tavener and alderman - is one of the few loyal servants left to fight his cause. Now Amadeus Sevigny, henchman of the ruthless Richard of York, summons Roseblood to stand trial for a crime that Roseblood did not commit.
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox, working with FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare, take as their newest target Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". Her testimony convicted her 15 year old brother Ben. Now Libby is reconnecting with the players from that night in order to assess the solidity of her testimony. But when the unimaginable truth emerges, Libby finds herself right back where she started, on the run from a killer.
They were daughters of a monster - a father who slaughtered eight prostitutes before dying himself. Dr. Adeline Glen left the nightmare behind, and now she specializes in pain management. Her sister, Shana Day, followed in her father's violent footsteps, first killing at age fourteen and being incarcerated for more than twenty-five years. After a brutal attack, Boston Detective D. D. Warren needs Adeline's professional help to recover physically. But when a new psychopath known as the Rose Killer begins a reign of terror, D.D. must also consult the insane Shana - who claims she can help catch the madman.
Biology postgraduate and single mom Anna Bella Nor is just two weeks away from defending her PHD thesis on the saurian origin of birds when her academic supervisor, the highly respected yet widely despised Dr. Lars Helland, is found dead in his office chair at the University of Copenhagen. The police discover a copy of Anna's thesis in the dead man's bloody lap. When the autopsy suggests that Helland was murdered in a fiendishly ingenious way, brilliant but tormented young Police Superintendent Soren Marhauge begins the daunting task of unraveling the knotted skeins of interpersonal and intellectual intrigue among the scientists at the university.
It's Christmastime at Pie in the Sky, Aunt Clara's pie shop, and she has a new beau, Donald Wickerson, who loves her Marvelous Mince Pies. Unfortunately, it seems that this holiday, Donald might only be interested in Aunt Clara for her money. Ryan and Maggie research his background and find he's had several wives who met with unfortunate "accidents" that left him wealthier. Now they have to convince Aunt Clara that her boyfriend is after more than just her pie recipes. When Donald stumbles into Pie in the Sky and dies after being shot, Aunt Clara is devastated - and also a suspect, since everyone in Durham knows about Donald from Ryan's newspaper article.
Detective Lorimer must protect his city after a terrifying threat in the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past. And, hiding behind false identities, are those who pose a terrible threat not just to the Games but to the very fabric of society.
Earth Liberation Front, or ELF, is a loosely knit organization of extremists who take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami with its sights on the largest nuclear power plant in the state. They've concocted a nonviolent plan to shut the plant down, but some members of the group have a far more violent scheme in mind. With a growing sense of dread, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape the remote island where the group is camped.
The Queensville Heritage Society is restoring the once-grand Dumpe Manor. Jaymie Leighton is decorating the kitchen with authentic Depression Era furnishings, and a collection of vintage wooden mallets found in the house is a perfect addition to her display -- but one that also offers a late-night intruder the perfect weapon to knock Jaymie unconscious before escaping. And then Dumpe Manor's resident historian is murdered with a mallet from the same collection.
Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former partner, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back to assist in the investigation into the woman's murder.
Molly is invited to a major society wedding. Things go amiss at the reception when the groom ends up dancing with the Grim Reaper. To make matters worse, the bride's mother is found holding the murder weapon - and, as a reality show star, she's happy to fuel the media frenzy. Molly agrees to open her home so Thursday, the distraught bride, can have some peace from the paparazzi. But when it's revealed that she and her groom were on shaky ground, Thursday takes the spotlight as the prime suspect.
3 years ago Anneliese Vos, 16-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared in mysterious circumstances. His desperate search for her failed and resulted in his departure from the police force. Now Laura Bakker, a misfit trainee detective from the provinces, comes to tell him that Katja Prins, daughter of an important local politician, has gone missing in circumstances similar to Anneliese.
Days after the encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls, New York Pinkerton detective Frederick Chase arrives in Europe. Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones must forge a path through the darkest corners of England's capital - from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks - in pursuit of a sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.
The loner Erlendur has recently joined the police force as a young officer. The beat on the streets in Reykjavik is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband ... And an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.
A collection of his stories.
When 30-year old Red Cameron met handsome, charming and rich 35 year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there was instant attraction. But as their love blossomed, the truth about his past began to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But far from being over, her nightmare is only just beginning.
A young woman shows up with questions about Sheriff Walt Longmire's predecessor, Lucan Connally. Lucan claims he doesn't recognize her, so the woman whispers "Steamboat" and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival - back to a record- breaking blizzard, to Walt's first year as sheriff, with a young daughter at home and a wife praying for his safety - back to a whiskey-soaked World War II vet ready to fly a decommissioned plane and risk it all to save a life.
It's early May when a young family out on a forest walk stumble upon a heavily mutliated body. The female corpse is in eerily good condition, and signs of torture are all too visible. Inspector Malin Fors immediately draws parallels between this case and that of Maria Murvall, the young woman who was found raped and brutally beaten in the forest several years ago. Maria has been living as a mute in the local psychiatric hospital ever since the attack, and Malin is haunted by her inability to help her.
A stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres create new stories inspired by the Holmes canon , with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot again!
As Cecily scrambles to hire and train new staff in time for the holidays, one of her guests is beyond help. Gerald Evans is found stabbed to death on the beach, and Cecily soon discovers he was a private investigator from London looking into dark doings involving the Pennyfoot. Who among the staff or guests was being pursued, and what secret drove that person to cold-blooded murder?
Christmas, Tennessee, is a town where no one locks their doors and the worst crime is a stolen bicycle. Then a body is discovered in the middle of the woods, staged with a bible, a crucifix, and a rosary ... and Police Chief Tucker Ambrose knows something dark and sinister has arrived in his town. Miranda Harley knows exactly what's going on. In fact, she's been tracking this serial killer, hoping to gather enough evidence to convict him. But she can't convince anyone to believe her.
Tito Olivera, younger brother of drug czar Caesar Olivera, is within the grasp of DEA agent Kay Hamilton. If she takes down Tito, Kay is positive that Caesar will follow--and when Caesar falls, so does the largest and most vicious cartel in Mexico. But when a mysterious stranger shows up on her doorstep, the Olivera case suddenly becomes far more personal--and far more dangerous.
Samson Segal, an unemployed thirty-something, has taken to spying on his neighbours, particularly beautiful and successful Gillian Ward. When Gillian's daughter comes home to a locked house, Samson takes her in but finds himself venting his anger in his diary when his actions go unappreciated, unaware that his suspicious sister-in-law cracked his password long ago. When Gillian's husband is murdered in his own home, Samson comes under intense scrutiny, but the only man making any progress in the case shouldn't be working on it. Yet he is the only one that believes Samson is innocent.
8 years ago the Inside Man abducted and killed four women. He left another three in critical condition, their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. Then he disappeared. Things have not exactly gone well for Ash Henderson, the Detective Inspector on the initial investigation. One of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison. But when a nurse turns up dead with a doll stitched into her innards, Dr. Alice McDonald convinces one of the investigating teams to get Ash released and working the case. He's out for as long as he's useful. And if he's out, he can seek revenge.
Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is at a historic farm in Blue Plum, Tennessee, volunteering for the high school program Hands on History. But when a long-buried murder is uncovered on the property, Kath needs help from Geneva the ghost to solve a crime that time forgot...
On her houseboat, Vicky Hawks is found by one of her neighbours having apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning due to improper ventilation of the narrowboat's heating system. But while the cause of death seems apparent and there's no reason for Kolla to think otherwise, something about this death still bothers her.
Quilter Martha Rose doesn't know a bunt from a bundt cake, but she doesn't need a scorecard to know it's foul play when she stumbles upon the battered body of baseball coach Dax Martin. LAPD homicide detective Arlo Beavers is convinced that one of her neighbours is responsible, but Martha and her fellow quilters Lucy and Birdie soon discover a whole field of suspects who might have wanted to take the coach out of the game permanently...
Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.
Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise and Gini, aka the Happy Hoofers, post a video of their tap-dancing routine on the internet and end up booked to perform on a Russian river cruise on the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when a crew member is killed and a passenger goes missing, the Hoofers will need to watch their step.
Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all. As her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it'll take the help of both her library book club - the crafternooners - and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water.
When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a shallow grave, DCI Andy Gilchrist is tasked with finding her murderer. But a psychic's warnings and markings on a rusted cigarette lighter found among the rotted remains take Gilchrist on a journey into his own past that brings him closer to discovering the identity of his brother's killer from a hit-and-run case some thirty-five years before. Dental records from an extracted tooth force Gilchrist to confront the unthinkable - that his brother might have been her killer.
As Quincannon hunts the murderous perpetrators of a Wells Fargo robbery from the infamous Barbary Coast to the expensive Tenderloin gaming houses and brothels frequented by wealthy men, Sabina Carpenter tries to solve the mystery of the debutante who committed suicide by leaping from a foggy parapet but left no corpse as proof of success. The pieces of the puzzles start falling into place, but it's an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the final clue to both cases - the shrewd "crackbrain" who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes.
If the Devil loses a wager, he will harass a person's descendants until he eventually gets his due. Which is why he is tormenting Lee Fontana. The night before Lee is paroled, Satan terrifies and tempts the thief with the promise of one more successful robbery. But Lee has a secret ally looking out for him. The prison cat, a ghost, will tail the ex-con on his dangerous mission - an adventure that will leave a long legacy for everyone's favourite talking tomcat, Joe Grey, and his pals in the charming California coastal town of Molina Point.
A schoolgirl on a nature hike finds a severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. The polish leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game.
Piper Prescott, a transplanted Yankee living in the South, has got her sass back. Recently divorced, she decides to pursue a dream she's secretly harbored: owning her own business, Spice it Up!, a spice shop in her adopted hometown of Brandywine Creek, Georgia. But Piper's grand opening goes awry when the local chef who has agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed. Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon...and now she doesn't even have a witness to her alibi.
It is winter 1863, and Richard Shenstone, aged seventeen, has been sent down rusticated from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. Addicted to opium and tormented by sexual desire, he finds temporary refuge in a dilapidated old mansion on the southern English coast inhabited by his newly impoverished mother and his sister, Effie. Soon, graphic and threatening letters begin to circulate among his neighbors, and Richard finds himself the leading suspect in a series of crimes and misdemeanors ranging from vivisection to murder.
Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher. What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with 68 puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Lawrence Block, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, ... not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon's Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op. Includes - Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery - Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin.
Cadiz, 1811: The Spanish port city has been surrounded by Napoleon's army for a year. Their backs to the sea, its residents endure routine bombardments and live in constant fear of a French invasion. And now the bodies of random women have begun to turn up throughout the city - victims of a shadowy killer. Police Comisario Rogelio Tizon has been assigned the case. His inquiry into the murders reveals a surprising pattern. Each victim has been found where a French bomb exploded.
Novella. 1904. 23 year old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, accompanies Delphinia Cardew, who goes to New York City to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society wedding that will unite two fabulously wealthy families. But Delphinia's mother Maria will not be part. Nearly sixteen years ago, Maria abandoned young Delphinia and disappeared - and now the Albrights refuse to mention her name. But when Harley, the groom's charismatic brother, asks Jemima to help him search for Maria and forestall the scandal that would surely follow if the prodigal parent turned up at the wedding, she agrees to assist him.
Omnibus includes two of the author's holiday mysteries, A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING and A CHRISTMAS GARLAND.
A female vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. The retired Chief Inspector Wexford leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. As Wexford searches the Vicar's house, he puts a letter - serving as a bookmark - into his pocket without thinking. Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error in removing a piece of valuable evidence from the scene without telling anybody. Yet what he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussein.
In 1944 a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighbourhood outside London. Throughout that summer - until one father forbids it - the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface.
A stolen tractor is hardly a job for DCI Banks and his Homicide and Major Crimes team, but the new police commissioner has put rural crime high on her agenda. At the same time, an apparent crime scene is discovered in an old hangar at an abandoned World War II airfield. In addition, two local lads are missing. One of them lives in a caravan, which is burned to the ground one night, and the other's girlfriend receives an unwelcome visit from someone impersonating a police officer.
To add to Mma Ramotswe's current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business - not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get - even if it comes from a completely unexpected source.
The fearless investigative reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire, Grisha Grigorenko, is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. No one makes the connection, but Arkady is transfixed by the tapes he discovers of Tatiana's voice, even as she describes horrific crimes hidden by official versions. The trail leads to Kaliningrad, a Cold War secret city and home of the Baltic Fleet, separated by hundreds of miles from the rest of Russia.
On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire, that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs...
On an ordinary evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss's predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar-the same woman who vanished twenty years ago. Liana Decter isn't just an ex-girlfriend. She's also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a coldblooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, she's back-and she needs George's help. Ruthless men believe that she stole their money and they'll do whatever it takes to get it back. George knows Liana is trouble. But he can't say no-he never could-and the choice he makes now will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of betrayal and murder.
A precious artifact is stolen, an ancient Sami drum due to go on tour with a UN exhibition in a few short weeks. Hours later, a man is murdered. Mattis, one of the last Sami reindeer herders, is found dead in his gumpy. In a town fraught with tension - between the indigenous Samis fighting to keep their culture alive, the ultra-Lutheran Scandinavian colonists concerned with propagating their own religion, and the greedy geologists eager to mine the region's ore deposits - it falls to two local police officers, the experienced Sami officer Klemet Nango, and Nina Nansen, his much younger partner from the south of Norway, to find the perpetrators.
Poly Monroe is ready to restore her family's long-shuttered textile store but not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladron, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell - and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she's not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family's unsettled past that she's determined to solve.
Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob's Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother's new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man's true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house. Now it's up to Josie to clear Franklin's name.
Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock is preparing her store, Running Stitch, for the town's traditional progressive dinner, featuring a sleigh ride stopping at each shop for a different course of the meal. The meal ends with an Amish-themed Christmas play at the Swiss Valley Hotel and Barn. But the performance is cut short when an actress falls from the scaffolding to her death.
San Francisco contractor - and reluctant ghostbuster Mel Turner's boyfriend, Graham, has his hands full managing the reconstruction of an ancient building shipped over from Scotland. With the job plagued by rumours that the stones are cursed, Graham brings in Mel to look for paranormal activity. And while the ghost of a charming Scottish clansman does seem to be hanging around the site, the real shock comes when they stumble upon a body.
Langley's ELINT fails to prevent a devastating terrorist attack on the heart of San Antonio. Wrenched from retirement to work the tragedy, Ryan Kealey learns that a radical terrorist group claims that they have a powerful ancient relic, the Staff of Moses, which they will employ to unleash plagues across the globe.
Mackinac Island is a peaceful resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it's up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again.
Hayley Snow, food critic for Key Zest magazine, has been assigned to interview Edel Waugh, chef/owner of Key West's hottest new restaurant. But off the record, Edel reveals someone's sabotaging her kitchen and asks Hayley to investigate. Things heat up fast when the restaurant is set on fire - and a body is discovered in the charred wreckage. Is someone out to destroy the chef's business - or actually kill her?
The ladies of the Cackleberry Club cafe must unscramble some clues and sniff out a bad egg after the body of an ex-prison warden is discovered in the local cemetery - right before its big 150th anniversary celebration.
One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as death by misadventure, this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play - a misgiving he is struggling to separate from his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, who is Lady Lavinia's widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry.
Lieutenant Amy Devlin comes to Monk for help. A disgruntled employee came into work and started shooting, killing three coworkers and leaving a female hostage severely wounded. After spotting the shooter through office windows, the police lost him - leaving Lieutenant Devlin with a real mess on her hands. Visiting the bedridden survivor, Monk finds her to be helpful, cooperative...and quite charming as well. But the more he and Natalie try to track down the assailant, the more he seems to have disappeared from existence altogether.
Lieutenant Anita McElone is one of Harbor Haven's finest. She's also a hard-boiled ghost skeptic. So when she shows up at Alison Kerby's Haunted Guesthouse to ask for supernatural help in solving the murder of her former partner, Alison is more than a little surprised. As ghosts Paul and Maxie get on the case, Alison is even more surprised when the lieutenant herself disappears.
Wealthy widow Lucille Carpenter left her entire fortune to her beloved dogs and someone is trying to poison them. Aspiring PI Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua Pepe discover there are also human targets. At the lavish Carpenter manor, Pepe digs for clues among the pampered pooches, bitter relatives, suspicious staff and larcenous lawyers.
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are holidaying on the English coast when they discover a corpse on the beach. which then disappears. They can get little help from the nearby village, populated by strange and unfriendly characters. Then the corpse suddenly reappears in their cottage and they are attacked by persons unknown. Watson comes to, and discovers that months have passed, and Holmes is not the man he remembers. What has happened to his friend? Does it have something to do with a dead devil worshipper, whose children happen to live in the cursed village?
When Holly Miller's Jack Russell, Trixie, and kitten, Twinkletoes, find a young woman drowned in a hotel's haunted bathhouse, Holly realizes there isn't a ghost of a chance that it was an accident.
When a couple is found dead in their own bedroom and their house burglarized, some of their household slaves know what is about to happen to them - they will be executed unless the culprit is found. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by tradition is respected as a haven for refugees. This is where Flavia Albia comes in. The authorities, under pressure from all sides, need a solution. Albia, a private informer just like her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is asked to solve the murders.
It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.
Two reporters, a mercenary soldier, and a devastatingly beautiful photographer are caught in the upheaval of an Ethiopian civil war. When they encounter a dying priest who has escaped from a bombed-out jungle prison, he reveals to them an incredible secret-the location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper hidden in a remote monastery. Thus begins their Quest-a deadly adventure that pits them against murderous tribesmen, shadowy assassins, fanatical Coptic monks, and ultimately against the powers of the Grail itself.
On a freezing November night Commissario Alec Blume is called to the scene of a shooting. The victim is Sofia Fontana, the sole witness to a previous killing. Blume's inquiries lead from a professor with a passion for the art of memory to a hospitalised ex-terrorist whose injuries have left her mind innocently blank, and from present day Rome's criminal underclass to a murderous train station bombing in central Italy several decades ago.
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker returns to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13 year old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly.
As Bryant and May are investigating the report of a corpse rising from its grave in St. George's Gardens, it is learned that seven ravens are missing from the Tower of London. Legend says that when the ravens go, England will fall. The PCU, therefore, must fetch them back. But when the teenager who reported the rising corpse is found dead, the unit observes the two mysteries start to entwine.
A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.
In 1665 England is facing war with the Dutch and the capital is awash with rumours of conspiracy and sedition. As an experienced investigator, Thomas Chaloner knows that there are very few grains of truth in the shifting sands of the rumour-mill, but the murder of Paul Ferine, a Groom of the Robes, in a brothel favoured by the elite of the Palace of White Hall makes him scent a whiff of genuine treason.
Oil is again spewing into the ocean, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters fifty miles off the Florida Keys. Jack Swyteck is called away from his honeymoon to represent an American woman whose Cuban husband was killed on the rig. Jack finds himself in dangerous waters when he discovers that his incendiary case may be lethally connected to his new wife Andie's undercover assignment for the FBI ...and that the looming environmental catastrophe may have been no accident at all.
The tropical paradise of St. Thomas is shut down as the FBI seizes control of the island to apprehend government officials on bribery charges. Tourists and locals are stranded until FBI agent Gabe "Friday" Stein can find the missing governor and two senators who have eluded capture. Innocent of any crime, Senator Julia Sanchez can only escape wrongful arrest with the help of eccentric Senator Bobo. As they try to blend in with increasingly hostile locals and make their trek across the island to safety, Senator Sanchez is only just beginning to realize the extent of the corruption behind the island's idyllic facade.
When the CIA intercepts a call signal from an operative in China long thought dead, the Triple Seven Chase team is given the perilous task of retrieving the lone soldier from deep within the Chinese wilderness. There is only one plane for such a dangerous mission: the Shadow Catcher, a plane with capabilities beyond anything that has ever flown. What Baron and his men don't know is that the enemy is already among them - and that the Shadow Catcher itself may be the ultimate prize.
Sarah Winston returns from a successful day searching for yard sale treasures to find a freshly bloodied shirt in one of her bags. She recognizes it as belonging to her ex, CJ, who happens to be the town's chief of police. And it turns out his 19 year old girlfriend Tiffany has gone missing. Now Sarah must prove her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killer.
DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieran Bright and asked to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately, without telling anyone-not even his girlfriend Rachel, who has only just moved in with him. Moreover, to complete his special op, he must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. This takes its toll on Simon and, as the op unfolds, also on the town and some of its most respected citizens.
With an introduction by Swedish crime authority John-Henri Holmberg that traces the evolution of the genre from the late nineteenth century to the present-day, this volume includes a never before translated story from Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, the husband-and-wife team that brought Swedish crime to a worldwide audience for the first time in the 1960s and 70s; a brilliantly orchestrated piece in which Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander meets Hakan Nesser's Van Veeteren; and stories from writers who will define the next wave of Swedish crime fiction. Containing seventeen stories never before published in English.
When a clandestine FBI facility is attacked, Special Agent Patrick Bowers is drawn into the vicious, ruthless story that a killer from his past is bent on telling the world. Clues lead to long-forgotten secrets buried deep beneath Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Now Bowers is caught up in trying to stop one of the deadliest attacks ever planned on American soil.
The day her parents and sister were murdered, Seven did not cry. Instead, she tried to forget. She vowed that one day she would be free from the sight of their blood. But Seven could not forget. And now that she is part of London's criminal underworld, she knows men who can maim; men who can kill. But they all have a price. Will Seven betray her friends to avenge her family?
Breslau, 1919: The hideously battered, naked bodies of four sailors are discovered on an island in the River Oder. When Criminal Assistant Eberhard Mock, back from the war, arrives at the scene to investigate, he finds an enigmatic note addressed to him insisting that he admit to past mistakes and become a believer. As he endeavors to piece together the elements of the brutal crime, Mock combs the brothels and drinking dens of the then still-German city of Breslau and is drawn into an insidious game. It seems that anyone he questions during the course of the investigation is destined to become the next victim.
Easter, 1974. A family vanishes without a trace from the island of Valo outside of Fjallbacka. The dinner table has been exquisitely set, but everyone except the one year-old daughter Ebba is gone. Years later Ebba returns to the island and the old summer camp where her father ruled a boarding school with an iron hand. She and her husband Marten have decided to renovate the house and open a B&B. They've barely settled in before they are subjected to an attempt of arson. And when they begin to remove the floor boards in the dining room, they find dried blood underneath...
Vancouver author. On a beautiful Saturday in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, state investigator Kirk Stevens and his occasional colleague FBI special agent Carla Windermere witness the assassination of one of the state's wealthiest men. The shooter is a young man, utterly unremarkable - except in his eyes. There is something very wrong in his eyes. And it's only the beginning.
With their magical powers beginning to fade, Molly, Elsie, and Olivia must recruit and train three new witches in order to pass on their cherished spellbook. But when Olivia winds up dead and their spellbook is stolen, Molly and Elsie find themseles facing a dangerous and powerful young witch.
Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave the village of Kurland St. Mary for a social season in London. At the same time, Lucy's special friend Major Robert Kurland is summoned to the city to accept a baronetcy for his wartime heroism. The dizzying whirl of balls and formal dinners is interrupted when the dowager Countess of Broughton, the mother of an old army friend of Robert, drops dead. When it's revealed she's been poisoned, Robert's former betrothed, Miss Chingford, is accused, and she in turn points a finger at Anna. To protect her sister, Lucy enlists Robert's aid in drawing out the true culprit.
Crime reporter Nora moved back home to Cruz, California for a quieter life, but cannot resist investigating the curious death of a local socialite. Nora thinks the fatal "accident" was murder...and so does her new cat, Nick. Appearing at her family's sandwich shop one day, Nick is a curious feline that used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared investigating the same case. Now with Nick pawing her in the right direction, it will take all of Nora's wits, and a few of Nick's nine lives, to catch a killer.
1916. The munitionettes, or 'canaries', are easily recognizable with their chemically-stained yellow faces. Among the raucous group of women is Florrie Duncan, who plans to celebrate her birthday in style at the Golden Goose pub. But the celebrations are cut short when all but one are killed in a brutal explosion. Scotland Yard suggests it's the work of a German spy but Detective Inspector Harvey Marnion and Sergeant Joe Keedy remain unconvinced, believing something more complex and sinister to be at work.
Aging Major League pitcher Johnny Adcock moonlights as a private investigator. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a "problem with his wife." But then Frankie is killed in a car accident, leaving far too many questions unanswered. The investigation takes Adcock into uncharted territory, drawing him into a deadly ring of murder, porn, Mexican cartels, and a conspiracy that threatens to become the biggest scandal to hit baseball since HGH and steroids.
A young couple moves into a dilapidated house in Upton Park. The woman, Nasreen, spends much of her time working alone on the house, her husband Abdullah preoccupied with his job. John Sawyer is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Since his discharge, he has been volatile and is now homeless. An unlikely friendship develops between Nasreen and John, one that her husband would frown upon. When John disappears, Nasreen's suspicions light upon Abdullah. Did he know they were friends? Reluctant to go to the police, Nasreen reaches out to the Arnold Detective Agency.
Shan Tao Yun has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. But he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and that the Commission is being used as a tool to whitewash Tibet's self-immolation protests as acts of crime and terrorism. Shan faces an impossible dilemma when the Public Security officer who runs the Commission, Major Ren, orders the imprisoned Lokesh beaten to coerce Shan into following Beijing's script for the Commission.
Cookie Chanel, vintage clothing boutique owner, attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. There, Charlotte's ghost appears before her - offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.
Lois Meade's daughter's store is overrun by insects and reptiles. As Lois looks into the invasion, her investigation leads her to a seemingly unhinged zookeeper and a suspicious death at the zoo. And death is in store for more people if Lois doesn't put the killer in a cage.
Years ago, Katie Sanford's husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins, then died himself in prison. Now a hurricane has unearthed a time capsule that the town had buried a few years ago. As the editor of the local paper, Katie joins Chief Robbins to supervise its opening. Neither of them is prepared for the macabre set of predictions - dating back to months before Jenny's murder - that they find inside. Someone predicted her death, as well as eleven other tragedies, which are still occurring even long after the death of Katie's husband...who might have been innocent all along.
Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career.
When young social activist Michal Poleg is found dead in her Tel Aviv apartment, her body showing signs of severe violence, officer Anat Nachmias is given the lead on her first murder investigation. Could one of the asylum seekers Michal worked with be behind this crime? Then a young African man confesses to the murder, and Anat's commanders say the case is closed. But Anat isn't convinced - she believes that Michal, a tiny girl with a gift for irritating people, got involved in something far too big and dangerous for her to handle.
A blaze at an abandoned chapel on the impoverished Walton Estate turns out to be more than just arson when the body of a man who has been shot twice is discovered in the ashes. For the Manchester Metropolitan police team it's the start of a gruelling and complex case that exposes the fractures and fault lines of a community living on the edge. And then a second building goes up in flames...
Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown of Cold Storage after a 7-year jail stint for dealing coke. He's reformed now, and his dream is to open a bar-slash-church (a Cold Storage ordinance requires there to be as many churches in town as there are bars), but Clive's vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane - lately, he has been hearing animals talking to him.
It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God's wrath - and end the heat-wave - the city's overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city's sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, this is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adulterers are beaten and strangled. York's sinners have been targeted for execution. Bridget and Martha - assisted once again by Will, Bridget's good-hearted nephew - race to find the killer even as he adds more bodies to his tally.
Detective Inspector Irene Huss hasn't seen Sophie Malmborg for over fifteen years, but she's still haunted by the strange young ballerina's role in the fire that killed her stepfather. Why had she refused to speak to Irene and the other case workers? Could an eleven-year-old - even one as disturbed and aloof as Sophie - truly be capable of setting her own house on fire? Irene's questions resurface fifteen years later, when Sophie disappears, and the charred remains of a dancer are found in an abandoned warehouse.
Rae and Ingram are nineteen days out of the Panama Canal, sailing slowly across the wide, flat Pacific on the Saracen, when they find Hughie Warriner in his dinghy. He was on a pleasure cruise in his yacht, the Orpheus, he says, when food poisoning killed his passengers and his ship began to sink. Finding the stranded yacht, against Warriner's wishes, Ingram boards the stranded Orpheus. There he finds Warriner's passengers-very much alive, and hungry for revenge against the man who attacked them and left them to drown.
When Manhattan's elite are beset by a series of clever crimes, and Stone Barrington is a material witness, he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe.