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.
Snow-covered fields and moors stretch away on all sides of Herondale House. Despite rumours of an escaped killer on the run, Deborah Lindsay knows that she must control her fear. She has a young charge, 13-year-old prodigy Carreen, to care for. But the isolated Yorkshire farmhouse already holds the terrible secret of one death. And after an increasing number of sinister 'accidents', Deborah begins to wonder how long it will be before evil strikes again...
In the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington, Sloan Krause and her partner in crime Garrett Strong are experimenting with a new line of "hoppy holiday" craft beers at their brewery. But the low-key vibes at Nitro are suddenly disrupted by a local political scandal. City council member Kristopher Cooper is running for re-election on a platform of making Leavenworth dry - until, just before election night, he turns up dead.
Lady Emily discovers a body hidden in plain sight amongst the ruins of Pompeii. Her investigation seems to be aided by the archaeologists excavating the ruins, including a moody painter, the enigmatic site director, and a free-thinking American capable of sparring with even the Duke of Bainbridge. But each of them has secrets hiding among the ruins.
It's a few days before Christmas and Meg's grandfather is hosting a scientific conference on owls at the Caerphilly Inn. Most of the family are there, helping out in one capacity or another, including Meg's grandmother, Cordelia - invited by Grandfather in a rare gesture of peace-making, to share her expertise on rehabilitating large birds, including owls. An unexpectedly severe snowstorm traps the conference-goers in the hotel and, lo and behold, one of the visiting ornithologists is murdered.
Lori is at Emma Harris' Christmas bash when a car appears in the driveway and promptly slides off the slick pavement into a ditch. Tilly Trout - a lost and scatterbrained, middle-aged woman - is invited to stay. When Emma gives a house tour, a mysterious room is identified by Tilly as a chapel, and placing a palm on one of the ornately-carved panels, finds a hidden compartment concealing a pile of glittering treasure, including an exquisitely decorated heart made of solid gold. Why didn't Emma even know about this hidden compartment in her own home until now - and how did Tilly?
Two years after Gabby Leggett left Boston with aspirations of making it as a model/actress in Hollywood, she disappears from her apartment. Leggett's mother hires Spenser to find her, with the help of Zebulon Sixkill, now an L.A. private eye. Spenser barely has time to unpack before the trail leads to a powerful movie studio boss, the Armenian mob, and a shadowy empowerment group some say might be a dangerous cult.
Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, a fracking town, to investigate the death of a young woman whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open. As Decker and Jamison dig into the victim's life, they are shocked to discover that the woman who walked the streets by night as a prostitute was a teacher for a local religious sect by day - a sect operating on land once owned by a mysterious government facility that looms over the entire community.
Ireland, 1957. Detective Inspector St. John Strafford has been summoned to County Wexford to investigate a murder. A parish priest has been found dead in Ballyglass House, the family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family. Strafford - flinty, visibly Protestant and determined to identify the murderer - faces obstruction at every turn, from the heavily accumulating snow to the culture of silence in the tight-knit community he begins to investigate.
When her fiance's private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, everyone assumes Allison Carpenter is dead. As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, her mother Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers about the world Allison has been involved in.
As Melanie attempts to deck the halls in a house overrun by pampered poodles, her event planner friend, Claire, is busy playing Santa for the wealthiest clientele on Connecticut's Gold Coast. A personal shopper gig in the affluent town of New Canaan seems like business as usual. Except Claire's stylish stint comes at a higher price than she bargains for when she stumbles over her newest customer's dead body.
When Mallory discovers some old lace at a Port Quincy antique shop, she knows it'll make a perfect headpiece. But Helene Pierce claims it's a family heirloom that went missing when her late husband died in a hit-and-run 25 years ago. Then the veil is attributed to none other than famed seamstress Betsy Ross. During the town's Revolutionary War re-enactment a local woman is murdered with a musket. Is there a connection?
The Enchanted Village is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding between wish-granting witch Darcy and Police Chief Nick Sawyer is positively electric. But Darcy's dream wedding is threatened when the Divinitea Cottage, the tea room hosting her bridal luncheon, goes up in flames, revealing the strangled body of the owner, Leyna Noble.
Father Pat West, S.J. was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Loyola University. Father West left a comfortable job in the philosophy department at Georgetown to work with the poor in Indonesia. Now he's been arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan is desperate to rescue his old friend, but he can't move officially against the Indonesians. Instead he relies on the Campus team to find out who is framing the priest.
Carmelo Catalanotti, a director of bourgeois dramas with a harsh reputation for the acting method he developed, is the victim of a murder. Inspector Montalbano finds all of Catalanotti's dossiers and plays, the notes on the characters, and the notes on his last drama, Dangerous Turn. The theater is where he'll find the answer.
When talented journalist Penelope "Casey" Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire - and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.
Cambridge, 1924. One morning, DI John Redfyre's dog discovers a corpse neatly laid on a tombstone in the graveyard adjoining St. Bede's College. An army greatcoat and well-worn boots suggest the dead man may have been a former soldier, though the empty bottle of brandy and a card bearing the words "An Invitation to Dine" on the victim ring a discordant note.
Val is hosting a private tea party serving the local Dickens of a Holiday Festival's costumed volunteers, who range from Dickens divas like Madame Defarge and Miss Havisham to Ebenezer Scrooge and old St. Nick himself. The winner of the creepiest outfit, robed in black with a gift bag covering the head - okay, Ghost of Christmas Present, Val gets it - hands out gingerbread men with white icing skeleton bones. This year's sour Santa has none of the big fellow's mirth but plenty of his appetite, and it's no secret Santa loves cookies. Then the man in red turns blue...
Kitt Hartley wakes to the news that a murder has been committed in Irendale, a village high on the wild Yorkshire moors where her boyfriend, DI Malcolm Halloran lived with his ex-wife until she, too, was murdered. The MO of the two crimes is identical, right down to the runic symbols carved into the victims' hands. A line of Anglo-Saxon poetry found on the victim leads to a hiding place, and another cryptic clue.
A man raises eyebrows at Pans 'N Pancakes when he claims to be the long-lost half-brother of Robbie's assistant. Then a fire destroys the home of a controversial anesthesiologist, exposing skeletal remains in his attic.
Luanne Ireland had asked Merry to help make decorations for her wedding, but has suddenly moved the wedding months earlier and is now demanding that everyone follow her lead, regardless of the cost. But that cost is much higher than anyone anticipated when Luanne's fiance is found murdered at their proposed wedding venue.
Kat Stanford has persuaded the Earl of Grenville to open the Museum Room to the villagers in an effort to raise money for rooftop repairs. But when an obnoxious young couple drive 200 miles from London to view the treasures it's not just Kat who is suspicious of their intentions; Mr Chips, the estate's feisty Jack Russell makes his feelings plain by taking a bite out of the man's trousers. Then a suit of armour inexplicably falls on the ancient butler, killing him.
Rescued from torpor and poverty by the need to help a good friend deal with the murder of her beloved granddaughter, our social worker protagonist and her cat, Bunnywit, are jolted into a harsh, street-wise world of sex, lies, and betrayal, to which they respond with irony, wit, intelligence (except for the cat), and tenacity.
A role in Oriole Point's production of A Christmas Carol has opened up for Marlee because of the death of the elderly actor who had originally been cast. Then clues start mounting that there's danger behind the scenes. There are accidents on set, the tree in the village square topples over, and worst of all, a body is found with a sprig of holly draped over it.
Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.
Jake Brigance, from A TIME TO KILL and SYCAMORE ROW, is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew - who is sixteen.
In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the 14 year old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams Chicago's famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble. Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the attractions, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes.
A legendary illuminated manuscript, the Book of Lamps and Banners, is rumoured to have been rescued from the Library at Alexandria and is said to contain ancient esoteric knowledge. So when an intruder brazenly steals the manuscript, Cass and her ex-con lover Quinn must get it back - plunging headlong into a shady underworld where antiquarian booksellers, unhinged tech entrepreneurs, and brutal nationalists all converge.
Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes four hours' drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere.
In an isolated town on the coast of southern Australia, Vernon Moore and his wife, Penelope, live in retirement, haunted by an unspeakable act of violence that sent their son, Caleb, to serve time in prison. Now, when after Caleb is savagely beaten by a local thug from a crime family whose patriarch has the police in his pay, Vernon has no choice but to act. But when Vernon maneuvers to negotiate a deal with the father, he makes a critical error.
Someone is trying to turn Portland High into a school for scandal with a gossipy website called Dirty Laundry. The latest target of ruinous rumors is newly elected PTA president Sandra Wallage. After a heated meeting with outraged parents, Sandra runs into fellow school mom and private investigator Maya Kendrick, who has discovered the person behind the website. But when the women storm into the venomous gossip columnist's office they find a lifeless body - along with a confession.
1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy Welsh village of Dinas Powys. A young girl named Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland. One night, he develops the crime scene photographs in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs - the shadowed spectre of Betsan Tilny.
Two staff members have been murdered at a school for the blind where Kendra spent her formative years. But the murders are puzzlingly dissimilar: one victim was brutally stabbed, while the other was killed by a bullet to the head. Are the crimes related? Or is Kendra on the hunt for more than one dangerous killer?
Not even her impending nuptials can keep Lucy Berberian, manager of her family-owned Kebab Kitchen, from the Jersey Shore's annual Polar Bear Plunge. But her dive into the icy ocean is especially chilling when she finds a fellow swimmer doing the dead man's float - for real...
The police need the help of ex-Detective Joona Linna to catch a serial killer - but he's serving time in a high-security prison. So they offer him a chance to secure his freedom: help Superintendent Saga Bauer track down the vicious killer known as the Rabbit Hunter, before he strikes again.
When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers' room is convinced it's something special. And the committee for France's highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees. But editor Violaine Lepage has no idea of the author's identity. And then the police begin to investigate a series of murders strangely reminiscent of those recounted in the book.
Sheriff Luke McWhorter's theological training and his 17 year career as sheriff suddenly collide when bodies start piling up in Flagler, Texas, connected to a Palestinian woman impregnated with DNA from the era of Noah's Ark. He is joined by his chief deputy, Charles "Chuck" Del Emma; his FBI-agent girlfriend, Angie Steele; two precocious college students; and a 4,000-year-old mummy. Together, they tackle a crime spree that reaches all the way to the Middle East.
Somewhere in South Africa, a farm comes under heavy attack. No shooters in sight. Only one thing is certain - the attackers are savagely resolute. A diverse group of people barricade themselves inside the farmhouse. Black and white; women, men, and children; bosses and workers; a police officer; random visitors. Who is the target of the attack? What has motivated it?
When a lobster fisherman discovers a dead body in Scotland's Firth of Forth, Karen is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the case will require untangling a complicated web - including a historic disappearance, art forgery, and secret identities - that seems to orbit around a painting copyist who can mimic anyone from Holbein to Hockney.
Two Lucy Stone Christmas mysteries, MISTLETOE MURDER and CHRISTMAS COOKIE MURDER in one volume.
A collection of 17 of his short stories.
1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his past - a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn't here by coincidence, but for revenge.
Since Army veteran Megan Malone moved to Ireland and became a driver for a Dublin limousine service, she's solved a murder and adopted two lovable Jack Russell puppies. Now she's driving a champion golfer who has invited her to join him while he plays in a tournament at a prestigious Irish locale. Unfortunately, there's a surprise waiting for her on the course - a body floating in a water hazard.
Avery Morgan's first week as manager of the Portage Path Women's Club has been consumed with the building's mountain of maintenance problems and scheduling nightmares - and with running battles with Muriel Sadler, the current president of the club to deal with. The last thing Avery needs is for one of the fuses to blow. Again. She grabs her handy flashlight and heads into the basement, where she stumbles across Muriel's body.
1191. Adelia Aguilar is training her daughter Allie to carry on her craft - sharing the practical knowledge of anatomy, forensics, and sleuthing that catches murderers. When a friend in Cambridgeshire falls ill, Allie is sent to Ely. There, she learns, several girls from the villages surrounding Ely have vanished. When the body of one of the missing is discovered, Allie manages to examine the remains before burial. The results lead her to suspect that a monstrous predator is on the loose.
Three Chrismtas Cocoa novellas, one each from Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day and Alex Erickson.
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time, Dr. Cross." Was an innocent man just put to death?
Anastasia manages a desperate phone call to her billionaire husband Denis Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers silence her with a powerful drug. But Hisami has been jailed by US authorities. Paul Samson, former MI6 agent and a genius at tracking missing persons is the obvious choice to free Anastasia. There's only one snag. Samson was, and probably still is, in love with Anastasia.
Dozens of identical blue shoes are found in the ocean off the southwestern coast of Florida, all with a severed human foot inside, all exhibiting unmistakable signs of violence. They appear out of nowhere one day, floating in on the tide. Called off the tarmac from his flight back to New York City, Pendergast reluctantly arrives on Captiva Island and is quickly drawn into the mystery.
When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days. Rebus fears the worst - and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect. He wasn't the best father - the job always came first - but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?
When the body of a teenage boy is found stuffed into a wheely bin on the East Side Estate, Banks and Annie have a homegrown murder case to solve. But Banks's attention is also on Zelda, who in helping him track down his old enemy, has put herself in danger and alerted the stonecold Eastern European sex traffickers who brought her to the UK.
Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life.
It's a beautiful day in Manhattan as excited tourists board the floating Air & Space Museum on the USS Intrepid - until a horrible explosion rips across the flight deck, showering the body parts of innocent people everywhere. The perpetrator is a Middle Eastern mastermind whose previous terrorism plot was foiled at the last minute by Op-Center.
Twenty years ago on Valentine's Day, right here in Jefferson, Connecticut, Devon's mom disappeared and was never found. Finally Devon has returned to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother - and she asks Hope to help. The next day Hope discovers Devon's apartment has been ransacked. Her laptop with the research on her mother's cold case is missing, and Devon is nowhere to be found. When her friend's body is later discovered in a car wreck, Hope is convinced it's no accident.
On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it. The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there.
Tallie Graver is stuck keeping her mother and grandmother from duking it out during the town's annual Christmas Eve bingo game. As for festive spirit, she'll have to settle for her mean-spirited Aunt Ronda, whose mouth could use some soap. The night only gets worse after Tallie discovers Ronda's body. It seems someone cleaned her clock with a can of varnish.
Aydin Torkal - aka Sleeper 13 - is now living a secret life in London. MI6 needs his help infiltrating a sinister new terrorist cell. In order to halt their deadly ambitions, he must convince the world's most dangerous terrorists that he's one of them. He must do it before the world suffers another deadly attack. And he must do it alone.
One month after a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is abducted in a shopping center parking lot, two bombs explode in the neighbourhood of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. Then the assailants abduct Sara Linton, and GBI agent Will Trent goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre - putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.
Arkady Renko, iconic Moscow investigator and Tatiana's part-time lover, hasn't seen her since she left on assignment over a month ago. He embarks on a dangerous journey to find Tatiana and bring her back. From the banks of Lake Baikal to rundown Chita, Renko slowly learns that Tatiana has been profiling the rise of political dissident Mikhail Kuznetsov, a golden boy of modern oil wealth and the first to pose a true threat to Putin's rule in over a decade.
A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming.
While Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill prepare to join their team on a counter-terrorist mission in the lawless tri-border region where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet, they are targeted in Charleston, South Carolina. A vicious explosion kills a friend, and the perpetrators have set it up to look like an accident.
Inspector Treadles, Charlotte Holmes's friend and collaborator, has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at the great manufacturing enterprise she has recently inherited. And he refuses to speak on his own behalf, despite the overwhelming evidence against him.
As representatives from the Allies gather in Paris to draft the Peace Treaty to end the Great War, Sister Bess Crawford is sent there on a personal mission to help Lawrence Minton. A bitter and disturbed officer, he has walked away from his duties at the Peace Conference and is well on his way toward an addiction to opiates. She must find out what is driving this man to a despair so profound it can only end with death.
Samuel Pipps, the greatest detective of his day - is now a prisoner, accused of an unknown crime by one of the world's most powerful men. Along with his faithful sidekick, Arent Hayes, he's sailing back to Amsterdam from the East Indies, where he'll stand trial. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. Still shackled in his cell, Pipps sends Hayes to solve a mystery that connects every passenger on board.
David Baldwin has just won a fortune in the lottery - and it adds a lot of drama to the charity auction he's hosting at his restaurant. When he caps off the evening by playing Santa and handing out checks to some of the attendees, the mood shifts . . . and Charlene observes mysterious tensions between David and his flashy, bleached-blonde wife, his neglected teenage son from a previous marriage, and his hostile business partner, among others. And they're only a few on the long list of potential suspects when David runs into the road and is mowed down by a fleeing motorist.
1873. Mycroft Holmes is in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon his victims. Mycroft allows Sherlock to take the case, as he has been asked to find a missing person - the fiance of the woman he loves. As Sherlock travels the country on the hunt for a murderer, both he and Mycroft will discover that the greed of others is at the root of the evil they are trying to unearth...
Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine and Leslie Meier each contribute a Yuletide tale of mystery, murder, and romance, featuring their favorite sleuths.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with John Puller's high-stakes investigation, leading them both deep into the perilous world of organized crime - a world neither of them will escape from unscathed.
A freak New York elevator accident kills four people, and reporter Barbara Matheson jumps on the story. But when she realizes one of the victims was her former intern, she's horrified. She shares her grief in her online column, only to receive a menacing - and anonymous - comment in return: "Sorry about your friend. It's often the case that innocents are lost in pursuit of a greater good".
When two 18 year old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight - desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters is determined to be first to discover the truth. As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even when it seems far away, danger can lie closer to home than one might think...
Agatha Raisin learns that her friend and one-time lover Charles Fraith is to be married to a mysterious socialite, Miss Mary Brown-Field. Agatha can find nothing about the woman, so she crashes the wedding, which ends in a public altercation. Nursing a hangover the next morning, she gets a phone call from Charles, with even more disturbing news. Mary has been murdered.
Ilka Jensen's funeral home is bankrupt. Her new business partner, Artie, lies unconscious in the hospital after a savage attack by mysterious assailants, and her father's second wife is in prison. Then, just as Ilka learns a shocking revelation about her father, two menacing strangers turn up at the funeral home - dangerous men who mean to draw her further into a world of secrets, betrayal, and murder.
Willow Bellamy has converted an old barn into an art school. Like her mother and grandmother before her, Willow can sometimes see things others can't. When some local merchants gather in the studio for a painting party, they focus their attention on a still life with flowers and an assortment of garden tools, including antique pruning shears that disappear - at the same time despised restaurant owner Evangeline Fletcher is murdered.
A selection of the best American mystery stories of the year.
Michael MacDougall, frustrated as an ER doctor and with his marriage in trouble, volunteers with a medical aid charity in the Congo. But there were too many lives he could not save there and he is shattered by a roadside confrontation with the mercenary Mai Mai that results in unthinkable losses. Back home in Seattle, he becomes obsessed with making his government listen to him and dreams up an act of ecoterrorism to shock his nation awake.
Two years ago, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid put psychopath Elise Hansen Hunt in juvenile detention for her role in an organized crime syndicate. Now 18, Elise has been released with a clean slate, and plans to take her revenge by making Lucy's life hell. The plot begins when Lucy's husband Sean Rogan is arrested for a murder he most certainly did not commit. Then Lucy learns that Sean's brother Kane is missing in Mexico, her partner Nate Dunning has been arrested for possession of cocaine, and her friend Brad Donnelly has been kidnapped outside DEA headquarters.
On a day trip back into the city to sort out his affairs, Jack is hit by a truck in front of Galway's Famine Memorial, left in a coma but mysteriously without a scratch on him. When he awakens weeks later, he finds Ireland in a frenzy over the so-called "Miracle of Galway." People have become convinced that the two children spotted tending to him are saintly, and the site of the accident sacred. The Catholic Church isn't so sure, and Jack is commissioned to help find the children to verify the miracle or expose the stunt.
Thanksgiving is nearly here, but the sweet potatoes and stuffing will have to wait for Key West food critic Hayley Snow. She picks up a phone call from her distraught friend, Analise Smith. On the last stop of a seafood tasting tour run by Analise, one of the customers collapsed - dead.
1831. Hester White is a bright young woman desperate to escape London's slums by any means possible. When a chance encounter thrusts Hester into the beguiling world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life. But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new existence, and lure her into the most sinister of investigations.
DS Maeve Kerrigan finds herself in an unfamiliar world of wealth, luxury and ruthless behaviour when she investigates the murder of a young journalist, Paige Hargreaves. Paige was working on a story about the Chiron Club, a private society for the richest and most privileged men in London. Then she disappeared.
It is close to midnight on a Saturday night when Jack Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville. Meanwhile, seventy-five miles south and west of Music City is a sleepy little town where a recently-fired guy nurses a grudge that will fester into fury - and a desire for payback.
A brilliant young Queen Elizabeth I must use stealth and secrecy to pursue England's foreign policies. The armies have been slashed in half, the treasury is on its knees. She turns to the charismatic John Dee, scholar, a soldier, and an alchemist. He is loyal only to the truth and to his Queen. And for her, the woman he's forbidden from loving, he is prepared to risk his life.
30 years ago Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father - with one exception. Hester Crimstein knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school and asks Wilde-with whom she shares a tragic connection-to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.
All Allie wants for Christmas is for renovations to be finished on the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop so she can move back home for the holidays. But for now she's staying in her friend Frances' apartment, busily baking batches of holiday fudge. After someone leaves a mysterious note on the door to meet up, the curious fudge maker goes to the rendezvous with her Bichonpoo, Mal - only to discover a woman facedown in a snowdrift.
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can't make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. He attempts to build his defense from his jail cell, while trying to discover who is framing him - and why.
Harry Bosch is at the funeral of his mentor, John Jack Thompson, when his widow hands him a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. He brings Renee Ballard in to help him investigate. They soon arrive at a worrying question. Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Charlie Parker's first case. It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one in the Dirty South wants to admit it. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer. Obsessed with avenging his lost family, his life is about to take a shocking turn.
French Alps, 1998. Two young men ski into a blizzard - but only one returns. 20 years later. Four people connected to the missing man find themselves in that same resort. Each has a secret. Two may have blood on their hands. One is a killer-in-waiting. Someone knows what really happened that day. And somebody will pay..
Jared Keaton, chef to the stars, is currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe. So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career.
Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are reunited with Ada, a distant relative who wants them to cater a New Year's Eve event. She tells them about the long-ago deaths of her father and his business partner, which happened within hours of each other - and were both ruled accidental. Ada thinks otherwise and plans to gather a group of guests and read from a diary she's found in her mother's attic that she thinks will expose the culprit. But as midnight approaches, a guest drops dead.
Duncan, Gemma, and their children are guests at Beck House for a posh charity luncheon catered by up-and-coming chef Viv Holland. Attended by several dozen of the area's well-to-do, as well as national food bloggers and restaurant critics, the event could make Viv a star. But a tragic car accident followed by a series of mysterious deaths could ruin her ascent. Each piece of information that surfaces makes it clear that the killer had a connection with Viv's pub - and perhaps with Beck House itself.
Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue dog, Hawk, find the body of an elderly woman deep inside an abandoned asylum. Soon, Meg learns of more elders found dead in neglected urban structures. Meg is sure a murderer is on the hunt, and she can prove it if she can just find a connection.
Sophie's kooky mother, Harriet, is gearing up to become Arizona's newest radio star as the host of the Booked 4 Murder Mystery Hour. But when she ends up broadcasting herself discovering a dead body live on air, it's up to the reluctant sleuth Sophie to find the killer.
Bookstore owner Addie is dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend's house to gather supplies, she notices on the nightstand an interesting item that belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children's book the Secret Garden. But Addie's blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop.
Krissy's helping a friend clean out her late mother's house when she learns that although the deceased died peacefully at an advanced age, her brother did not. In fact, Wade was killed more than thirty years ago, and the case was never closed. What surprises Krissy even more is that she has a personal connection to the story - her friend Rita was seeing Wade at the time, scandalizing the town with the couple's large age difference.
It's the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair...and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover that they're not the only ones on the hunt.
The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to 18 year old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. Three years later, a second victim is found in Paris, and Diana's lady's maid, Louisa Cannon, begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously.
In Spain the radical right has just won the election after twelve years of Socialist rule. In the midst of this political upheaval, a series of murders is committed, taking place from Madrid to Barcelona to Valencia. The victims include a politician, a real-estate lawyer, doctor, a banker, and a nun. There is no obvious connection between them, but radio crime reporter Diego Martin's investigation leads him to the theft of babies from the victims of the Franco regime.
Still staying at the Hill House hotel while her beloved home is being rebuilt, Jessica Fletcher finds herself sharing the space for a weekend with a dozen members of a wedding party who have gathered there for a rehearsal dinner. The families of the bride and groom can't stand each other but have agreed to put aside years of long-simmering tension to celebrate the nuptials. Then the weather turns bad...
When a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself being placed in handcuffs. It must be a mistake. As Tabitha is shepherded through the system, her entire life is picked apart and scrutinized - her history of depression and medications, her decision to move back to a town she supposedly hated - and of course, her past relationship with the victim, her former teacher. But most unsettling, Tabitha's own memories of that day are a complete blur.
Death is Simon's business. And now the ageing vermin exterminator is preparing to die. But he still has one last job down on the coast, and he needs a driver. Bernard is twenty-one. He can drive and he's never seen the sea. He can't pass up the chance to chauffeur for Simon, whatever his mother may say. As the unlikely pair set off on their journey, Bernard soon finds that Simon's definition of vermin is broader than he'd expected ...
The last person she wants to see on her Sicilian doorstep is John Owenya, detective inspector with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs, her estranged, lying cheat of a husband. But there he is, with a plea for help - and unwanted clashes with Mafia. Where is John's half-brother? What is the ten-million-dollar 'it' that John's brother was last seen with that has both the Sicilian and Tanzanian mobs in a frenzy?
Two years ago, Miff Ferguson chose to opt out of the rat race and has been happily living rough. Now Miff stumbles across the dead body of a young woman inside a dilapidated warehouse. Realizing he has been spotted, Miff becomes embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse with a killer. He abandons his life on the streets and takes refuge with his aunt and uncle in the village of Weston St Ambrose. But when another dead body appears, he know that the killer is drawing near.
Dr. Rudi Graf who, along with his friend Werner von Braun, had once dreamt of sending a rocket to the moon, now finds himself in November 1944 in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland, launching V2s against London. Meanwhile, Kay Caton-Walsh, is part of a team from the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sent to newly-liberated Belgium to find the location of the launch sites.
In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house and West Wing intern and ex-Army grunt Hayley Chill is positive that it's not from natural causes. Determined to find the truth, Hayley uncovers shocking evidence that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of DC in an effort to undermine the rule of law - and democracy itself, aimed at the recently elected populist President.
While studying wolverines on a wildlife sanctuary in Montana, biologist Alex Carter finds her cameras triggered by a severely injured man, seemingly lost and wandering in the wilds. Law enforcement is strangely uninterested. Then another invasive predator trespasses onto the preserve. The hunter turns out to be another human - and the prey is the wildlife biologist herself.
Working as a carpenter in rural Washington state, Adam thinks he has left Treadstone in the past, until he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague, and soon after is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site. Adam must regain the skills that Treadstone taught him - lightning reflexes and a cold conscience - in order to discover who the would-be killers are and why they have come after him now.
Farlingaye Hall, a hotel in Suffolk, is featured in Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, the third mystery by the late Alan Conway. It is also the site of the brutal murder of Frank Parris, a retired advertising executive. Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man, has been found guilty of the crime and sentenced to 8 years on evidence of blood spatter on his clothes and bed linen. Susan Ryeland, Conway's former editor, returns from Crete to investigate a possible link between the crime and the novel.
Driving to work one morning, while his mind is elsewhere and not on the road, Dr. Marcus Valentine nearly mows down a female jogger on a crossing. As she runs on, Marcus is transfixed. She is the spitting image of a girl he was crazy about in his teens, who had dumped him. For years he has fantasized about seeing her again and rekindling their flame. Could this be her? Despite all his attempts to resist, he becomes obsessed for this woman, an obsession that threatens to destroy both their worlds.
Local author. Wanting to free herself from her boyfriend, aging gangster "Maddog" Palmieri, Bobbi Ricci concocts a misguided plan with Denny, Maddog's ex-driver, a guy who's bent on getting even with the gangster for the humiliating way in which he was sacked. Helping themselves to the gangster's secret money stash, along with his Cadillac, Bobbi and Denny slip out of town. An enraged Maddog calls in stone-cold killer Lee Trane who quickly picks up their trail and pursues them across northern BC toward Alaska.
Alex and Milo receive an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air where four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them.
A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner's husband is gone, seemingly without a trace - and so is the money he was holding.
Sally Page is an MI5 'footie', a junior Secret Service Agent who maintains 'legends'. Her day consists of maintaining flats and houses where the legends allegedly live, doing online shopping, using payment, loyalty and travel cards and going on social media in their names. One day she goes out for coffee leaving the safe house from which she and her fellow footies operate. When she comes back they have all been murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. She is on the run, but from whom she has no idea.
Riley Wolfe is a master thief, an expert at disguise, and is not averse to violence when it's needed. Now he intends to steal the Crown Jewels of Iran, a collection guarded by space-age electronics and two teams of heavily armed mercenaries. Aside from the impenetrable security, Riley is also pursued by a brilliant and relentless cop who is barely a step behind him.
American gothic writer Penelope Parish takes a writer in residence position at The Open Book bookstore in Upper Chumley-on-Stoke, England. Unfortunately, life in Chumley is far from quiet and when the chairwoman of the local Worthington Fest is found dead, fingers are pointed at Charlotte Davenport, an American romance novelist and the future Duchess of Worthington.
Christmas 1890. Holmes and Watson are visited by Eve Allerthorpe - daughter of an eccentric Yorkshire dynasty - who believes she is being haunted by a demonic Christmas spirit. Her mother had told her terrifying tales of the sinister Black Thurrick, and Eve is sure that she has seen him from her bedroom window. What is more, she has begun to receive parcels of birch twigs, Black Thurrick's calling card...
1912. Released from the Secret Service, Wiggins finds himself among the low-life of Dublin where he falls in with gangster Patrick O'Connell and is soon driving the boss's girlfriend around town. Molly wants O'Connell to support her Irish nationalist cause - a cause needing guns to defeat the British - and then they go to find them in America. Finally, Wiggins can solve the mystery of Bela - and meet his old mentor, Sherlock Holmes.
A collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters and even the odd good guy populate these twelve tales exploring the seedier side of life in North East Scotland.
1892, Bombay. Captain Jim Agnihotri lays in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier. He learns that two women fell from the busy university's clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by the widower of one of the victims - his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide - Jim approaches the Framjis and is hired by the Parsee family to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon.
Robert Chesterfield is a career magician who was linked to a series of suspicious deaths, and a former client of defense attorney and former MMA fighter Robin Lockwood. Even though he walked free, Robin can't help but wonder whether he was as innocent as he appeared. Now, decades later, Chesterfield stages his greatest-ever trick, called the Chamber of Death - and himself turns up dead at the end. How was it done? And by whom?
Construction is suddenly halted on the redevelopment of an orphanage after dozens of skeletons are found buried in the grounds. Then a different set of skeletons are discovered in a far corner, young men from as recent as ten years ago. When newly promoted DI Paula McIntyre discovers that one of the male skeletons is that of a killer who is supposedly alive and behind bars - and the subject of one of Carol's miscarriage investigations - it brings Tony and Carol irresistibly into each other's orbit once again.
1930s Scotland. Dandy Gilver with family in tow, arrives in windswept Wester Ross to celebrate Lady Lavinia's fiftieth birthday and to meet her daughter Mallory, a less-than-suitable bride-to-be for Dandy's son Donald. But soon love is the last thing on Dandy's mind when the news breaks that Lady Lavinia has been found dead, brutally murdered in the middle of her famous knot garden.
15 tales from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including newly discovered stories by Dorothy L. Sayers and Edmund Crispin that have never previously been published.
An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying what purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world. Holmes and Watson, in the company of a bewitching woman, board the Orient Express in Paris for the heart of Tsarist Russia, where they attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document.
9 year old Henry is lost in the Vermont woods when he sees something terrible. A young woman is found shot through the heart with a fatal arrow, but the autistic Henry is not talking. Now there's a murderer hiding among the hunters in the forest - and former army MP Mercy and her retired bomb-sniffing dog Elvis must team up with their crime-solving friends, game warden Troy Warner and search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear, to find the killer - before the killer finds Henry.
Roy has pursued a quiet life as a mechanic in a tiny town in the mountains of Norway. Then his brother Carl appears, returned from Canada after many years away, with big plans to develop a resort hotel on the family land. Carl's fierce and beautiful wife soon breaks down the lonely Roy's walls. But Carl's reappearance sparks something even more dangerous than envy in his brother's heart - it sparks fear.
3 novellas featuring Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum who has become his small town's unofficial private eye.
A school for the deaf takes an overnight trip to the snowy woods. Five teenagers go to sleep, but only four wake up. Leon is missing, and a teacher's body is found in the forest... Sign language interpreter Paige Northwood is brought in to help with interrogations. Everyone at the school has a motive for murder - but they all have an alibi.
Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, is living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island - until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor, knocks on his door. His early work is being republished and together the two of them must revisit those old stories. But as she reads the stories, Julia is unsettled to realise that there are parts that don't make sense. Intricate clues that seem to reference a real murder. One that's remained unsolved for thirty years...
A selection of espionage stories from authors that range from Lee Child to Charles McCarry.
Detective John Hooper, William Monk's right-hand man at the Thames River Police, has fallen in love with Celia, the cousin of the victim in their most recent murder case. Now Celia has discovered that the man her good friend plans to marry this Christmas is far from what he seems. Her fiance's first marriage ended with his wife walking into the sea - not of her own accord - and Celia hopes Hooper can help show her friend the truth.
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, leads a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. Once in the mountains, however, she learns that discovering the camp is only their first step in a mounting journey of fear.
When two young boys discover human bones buried beneath a tree in a trailer park, Detective Josie Quinn races to join her team at the scene. She used to play in those woods as a child, happier outside and away from her abusive mother, Belinda Rose. Josie's past crashes into her present when a rare dental condition confirms the bones belong to a teenage foster-child who was murdered thirty years ago. A girl named Belinda Rose...
In an Helsinki suburb a bestselling author's wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of an empty dining table. Her most chilling feature - her face is frozen in a ghastly smile. Investigator Jessica Niemi soon realizes she's not looking for a single killer but rather for dozens of believers in a sinister form of witchcraft who know her every move and are always one step ahead.
Thriller writer Beth Rivers escaped a kidnapping by a crazed super-fan by throwing herself from his speeding van, suffering a severe head injury and memory loss. She disappears to remote Benedict, Alaska. But there she learns that a woman named Linda Rafferty has been found dead in what looks like a suicide. Yet no one in the close-knit community quite believes that Linda killed herself, including the sheriff.
When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window. They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak to each other again. Five years later one of them is set alight at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did that night. What they chose over their duty. And there are still three men left to burn.
1945. Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystal ball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home - her body slumped in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before. With rumors flying that Abigail was bumped off by the vengeful spirit of her husband (who else could have gotten inside the locked room?), the family has tasked two female private investigators, Lillian Pentecost and Willowjean Parker, with finding answers where the police have failed.
When Hen and her husband Lloyd meet the neighbours next door, Hen spots a sports trophy displayed on the husband's office shelf. It looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago, an unsolved murder Hen has long had a fascination with. Could her neighbour, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like one she suffered back in college?
In the wake of two extremely high-profile murder cases, and with the summer of 1957 finally winding down, Constable Twitten is forced back to work when he and his colleagues find a trio of bodies, all murdered with the same unusual weapon: a milk bottle. But the three victims are seemingly unconnected - a hard-working AA patrolman, a would-be Beauty Queen, and a catty BBC radio personality.
28-year-old Detective Inspector Embla Nystrom has just returned to work. When a little girl disappears a few weeks before Christmas, suspicion falls on the mentally disabled teenage boy who gave her a ride home after school. Complicating the matter is the fact that detectives can hardly get a word out of him. When a second child disappears and a police officer is found dead, tensions in the small town of Stromstad reach an all-time high.
A memoir of her Kentish childhood and her family's resilience in the face of war and privation.
In this definitive "biography" of Poirot, Christie expert Mark Aldridge traces the detective's development, from Agatha Christie's earliest conceptions through each book's publication to today, when he is enjoying a worldwide renaissance, inspired by enduring public adoration. Aldridge includes fascinating stories not only about Christie's various inspirations, but the many obstacles artists have faced in bringing Poirot to the screen..
In the north of Dundee, DI Dania Gorska is leading the search for a missing boy, with the police and volunteers combing the dramatic landscape in hope of finding the child. What they discover in a derelict hut in the hills is the remains of a body, chained to a wall. This body isn't the missing child but is identified as another young boy who disappeared many years before.
Late autumn, 1942. Scriptwriter Poppy Redfern is thrilled to receive her first solo script project: a ten-minute film about the Attagirls, women trained to pilot fighter and bomber planes from factories to military airfields all over Britain. Poppy couldn't be more excited to spend time with these amazing ladies. But she never expects to see two of the pilots die in seemingly preventable "accidents."
Still reeling from a violent family tragedy, Jack Taylor is busy drowning his grief in Jameson and uppers, as usual, when a high-profile officer in the local Garda is murdered. After another Guard is found dead, and then another, Taylor's old colleagues from the force implore him to take on the case.
A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection. Deputy US Marshal Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to shadow him on his trip to remote Stone Cross to make sure that he's safe. But when Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear. A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge, just eight miles upriver. Their handyman has been found dead, next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol.
Shannon's best friend Jane Hennessey has purchased one wing of the Gables, formerly the old state insane asylum, located on a bucolic hillside two miles northeast of Lighthouse Cove. Jane plans to turn her section into a small luxury hotel complete with twenty ocean-view rooms, a spa, and a restaurant. Shannon is raring to get started on the enormous project and is shocked when a group of unruly protesters shows up at the groundbreaking ceremony and wreaks havoc.
Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn't moving. Not a single viewing so far. When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home. But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave.
The entire family has been put to work when a big fat Greek wedding rehearsal is booked at the Parthenon. All hands are needed for rolling grape leaves, layering moussaka, and keeping the bride calm. But then the groom goes M.I.A. and there's far more to worry about than just whether Yiayia's lemon rice soup has gone cold. No matter how tangy the tzatziki, everyone's appetite is ruined when the groom is found dead, a pair of scissors planted in his back.
Nolan has gone straight but when he whisks his longtime lover Sherry off to Vegas for a trip to a wedding chapel and a honeymoon stay, an eye-in-the-sky security cam at a casino spots his face. He must be casing the joint. An old "friend" sees Nolan as the perfect patsy for a scheme to heist the weekly skim haul, and when the former thief's young frequent accomplice, Jon - a musician in the casino's house band - finds the couple mysteriously, suspiciously missing, it's up to Nolan's best man to keep wedding bells from tolling a funeral march.
Cat cafe owner Maddie James has been part of a volunteer contingency caring for a feral cat colony in one of the richest neighbourhoods on the island. But not everyone has a soft spot for community cats, and lately things have been getting contentious between the neighbors and the volunteers. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the residents, Virgil Proust, is found face-first in a snowbank after being bludgeoned with a Christmas gnome and Maddie's rescue pal Katrina is blamed for the murder.
It's a good time for Gemma and her friends to travel to England for a Holmes Convention. For Gemma, the trip provides an opportunity to visit her parents, Jayne Wilson is excited about seeing all the sites London has to offer, and Ryan Ashburton just wants to spend some time with Gemma. But the trip is immediately derailed when Gemma's father Henry recognizes his brother-in-law Randolph Denhaugh, who disappeared more than thirty years ago on the night he stole a valuable painting from his own parents. Henry, a retired detective with Scotland Yard, has been keeping tabs on the man's career as a forger of Old Masters and he warns Randy to stay away from his family.
Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army's elite Delta Force disappeared from Afghanistan -- and was spotted a year later in Caracas, Venezuela. Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division are sent to bring him back - dead or alive. Brodie knows this is a difficult mission, made more difficult by his new partner's inexperience and by his suspicion that Maggie Taylor is reporting to the CIA.
Serge A. Storms and his best bro Colman do a cemetery tour of Florida that begins in Key West and includes a forgotten mass grave in Palm Beach county holding the remains of African Americans killed by the Great Hurricane of 1928, and the resting place of one world-famous television dolphin from the 1960s. But one deadland - a haunted old sugar field - holds more than just the bones of those who have passed. For years, local children have whispered about a boogeyman hiding among the stalks. Could it be the same maniac known as Naked Florida man who's been raising hell all over the place?
Some Amish men don't know what's good for them. That's what Millie Fisher told herself when young Ben Baughman set his heart on marrying Tess Lieb. With Tess' father refusing to give his blessing and Tess' ex-boyfriend being a wet blanket, the hapless couple was bound to butt heads more than Millie's Boer goats. But when Ben tragically dies in a mysterious fire, Millie wonders if someone in her hometown of Harvest, Ohio wanted Ben out of the wedding picture altogether.
1993, South Central LA. A drug dealer is shot and left for dead on the lawn outside her mother's house, the event witnessed by a heroin addict who steals all the drugs on her person, as well as the gun that was dropped at the scene. He later names local gang members Wizard and Dreamer the shooters. But only one of them is guilty. A search of Wizard and Dreamer's premises uncovers the gun that was used in the shooting. Dreamer's friend Little, the unlikeliest of new gang members, is given one job: discover how the gun got moved, and why.
While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation. The trail leads from the Balkans all the way back to Hollywood. Court is determined to shut it down, but his CIA handlers have other plans. The criminal ringleader has actionable intelligence about a potentially devastating terrorist attack on the US. The CIA won't move until they have that intel. It's a moral balancing act with Court at the pivot point.
1370. With the threat of a French invasion and the murder of a French scholar living in town, the Colleges in Cambridge begin to squabble amongst themselves, as well as with the town that never wanted a University in the first place. Physician Matthew Bartholomew is called upon to investigate mysterious deaths in a nearby hospital. He quickly realizes that there is something odd about the inmates and their keepers - something dark and deadly, which seems to be connected to the growing number of murders in the town.
During the breakfast rush at Veronica's Diner, waitress Teri Jo seems stressed out. Not surprising on a busy morning, though Alberta, her sister Helen, and her granddaughter Jinx find it odd when Teri Jo asks them to deliver a package for her "just in case." Minutes later, Teri Jo rushes back to their table - not with a check in her hand but with a knife in her back.
Natalie, a young art student in New York City strugglig to pay her bills, goes online to find a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates, and even give her a monthly allowance. Though more than 30 years her senior, Gabe - a handsome corporate finance attorney - seems like the perfect candidate, and within a month, Nat is madly in love. So when he abruptly ends things, Nat can't let go. What was supposed to be a mutually beneficial arrangement devolves into a nightmare of deception, obsession, and, when a body is found near Gabe's posh Upper East Side apartment, murder.
Lafferton is apparently going through a quiet patch, so far as crime is concerned, until one night two local men open their front door to a distressing scene. Simon makes a serious error of judgment when handling the incident. The stress of this, combined with the fact that he refused all offers of counselling after the loss of his arm, takes its toll.
If anyone is truly desperate, it's Max Merriweather. Max is at the end of his rope. His cousin has been brutally murdered, leaving Max an envelope that contains nothing but a mysterious key. However, someone really wants that key, badly enough that Max - and anyone he turns to - is in deadly danger. What seems like a simple job for the Nowhere Man turns out to be anything but.
No one would ever accuse famous opera star Dame Serena Levante of lacking a flare for the dramatic. Unfortunately, it's curtains down on the dysfunctional diva when she's found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her elegant home. Solving an opera singer's murder may not be the typical hairdresser's aria of expertise. But Dame Serena was the mother of Daisy's best friend Floria, so Daisy must do-or-dye her best to get to the roots of the case.
Charlie Harris's daughter, Laura, is starring in Athena College's production of a play written by a fledgling playwright. Luke Lombardi, an overbearing actor Laura knew from her time in Hollywood, will also be taking part in the production as a guest artist. Lombardi arrives with an entourage in tow and promptly proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he collapses and dies on stage, after drinking from a glass Laura handed him, she becomes the chief suspect in his murder.
Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. But when Jenna gets closer to Callie's family, she soon discovers that they are hiding some very dark secrets. Where is Callie's sister Sophie? She's been 'abroad' since her sister's death but something about her absence doesn't add up. And when Jenna meets Callie's boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery. Jenna knows that Callie didn't die in an accident. But how did she die?
Two sisters have gone missing, and Killian has been hired to track them down. The plan is straightforward: follow the trail, find the girls, and kill whoever stands in her way. They're living in a commune in upstate New York, one that looks a lot like a cult. And while one sister wants out, the other adamantly refuses. Breaking them free will push every skill in Killian's arsenal to its limit. But she's determined to get them home.
Poppy and Aunt Ginny agree to host a Wine and Cheese Happy Hour for a tour group at their Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast on the Jersey Shore. Grumpy guest Vince Baker should be in a better mood - he's filthy rich and on his honeymoon with his much younger wife Sunny, who seems to dote on him almost as much as her high-spirited teacup Pomeranian, Tammy Faye Baker. But the honeymoon is over when Vince drops dead the next day touring the Laughing Gull Winery.
Fifteen talented authors and a multitude of new cases for Arthur Conan Doyle's most acclaimed detective.
Riley Wolfe has just stolen a Faberge egg, but now he wakes chained to a rock wall on one of the Kerguelen Islands, prisoner of a top-dog international arms dealer, and a top-notch art collector. He wants Riley to steal an artwork. Small problem - it's a fresco. Slightly larger problem - it's in the Vatican. And, it's a whole wall.
Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers. Chef Charlie Cooke is eager for a busy yet relaxing season, but when a young man working a summer job at the local fish processing plant dies moments after walking into the Bear Claw Diner, she's quickly swept into the investigation.
On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing.
Jeremiah Beaufort has just been released from prison after a very long time. The world has DNA testing now, and the internet has spread the news that there may exist a long-hidden document that will change what is known about two horrific murders. His determination to erase any clue that could put him on death row brings him to Tucson, Arizona, intent on finding a document he believes is in the possession of Carlo Di Forenza, ex-priest, retired professor, and husband of Brigid Quinn.
A shocking new case - unfolding across the country - has left FBI agent Emmy Dockery utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How?
Michael Shaeffer is a retired American businessman, living peacefully in England with his aristocratic wife. But her annual summer party brings strangers to their house, and with them, an attempt on Michael's life. He is immediately thrust into action, luring his lethal pursuers to Australia before venturing into the lion's den - the States - to figure out why the mafia is after him again, and how to stop them.
Net Force, the president's new cybersecurity agency homes in on a dangerous figure operating in the shadows of the Carpathian mountains. But before Net Force can get boots on the ground, the master hacker and his cadre mount a devastating high-tech assault against the agency's military threat-response unit. The stakes are suddenly ratcheted higher when a global syndicate of black hat hackers and a newly belligerent Russia hatch an ambitious scheme to plunge the United States into a crippling war.
When James Manning and Covina "Dewey" Duwai are called in to investigate a string of murders, their investigations take them from the headquarters of the Russian mafia in Brighton Beach to a sweltering maze of shops in Little Hong Kong, with scant leads on the killer. Then they discover that the Jewish legend of the hidden Righteous Men, the 36 who protect the world from destruction, is no legend at all. They are real, and they are being murdered.
Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, strikes up an internet romance with a young Ghanaian widow. When her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill - to the horror of his only son, Derek. Then Gordon decides to surprise his new love by paying her a visit - and disappears. Fearing for his father's life, Derek follows him across the world to Ghana, Internet capital of the world, where he and PI Emma Djan will find themselves deep in a world of sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to kill to protect their secrets.
Follow-up to GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven has finally tracked down Sacha Hopewell, hoping she will tell him what happened to Evie Cormac in the days following her rescue seven years ago. Then he learns that a retired policeman has been murdered, that the victim was looking into a series of child murders, and that the victim had a list of names that referred to Evie.
Courtney is thrilled with her starring role on the American Baking Battle, filmed at a grand resort in the Pocono Mountains. The new season has a wedding theme. But the first day on set, her cohost Skylar falls ill. When a barely coherent, blood-covered Skylar is discovered at the doorway of his room, Courtney is horrified to walk inside and find a towering wedding cake - thoroughly smashed by the body of a woman in a bridal gown.
At a nearby game reserve, an orphaned baby elephant has been delivered. The reserve does its best to look after the elephant, but encounters opposition from neighbours. Charlie, the Agency's assistant detective/mechanic, hears that a group of young men are going to dispose of the elephant.
Vermont, 2014. Twenty years ago, journalist Fiona Sheridan's elder sister's body was found in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall, a boarding school. And although her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of the murder, Fiona can't stop revisiting the events, unable to shake the feeling that something was never right about the case. Now Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, and Fiona decides to write a story about it.
London, 1892. The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn't the only group trying to get possession of it.
Bess Crawford novella. 160 pages.
Ben can't believe his luck when Bella walks into his life, just when he needs her most. Sexy, impulsive and intelligent, Bella is everything he ever wanted. And Bella wants him. All to herself. In fact, Bella decides that everything is better when it is just the two of them, making it harder for Ben's friends and family to stay in touch. And then a sudden tragedy triggers a chain of events which throws Ben headlong into a nightmare.