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.
At first sign Monika and Maj-Britt are as different as two people can possibly be - they have nothing in common but a determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone. But when a tragic accident brings them face to face, the emotional voids at the centres of their lives threaten to engulf them - forcing confrontation with the secrets they'd hoped to bury.
In the midst of tracking a wounded mountain lion, Jamaica is forced to seek refuge in an old abandoned Indian School when a snowstorm hits. Exploring, Jamaica discovers the desecrated body of an elderly Anglo woman, frozen on the floor. After the storm, the FBI takes over the murder investigation, but as the dead of winter settles and arctic temperatures threaten the survival of the mountain lions, time reveals that there is something far more dangerous tracking Jamaica.
Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton finds a radioactive pellet inside the dead body of an elderly physicist. Was it related to the man's long-ago work on the Manhattan Project? He is led into a maze of shifting memories by the victim's aging ex-wife.
The Small Shop Keeper With No Name is back. Hired to find the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on an aspiring insurance magnate's advertising boarding, he soon finds himself up to his ears in intrigue and battling to solve murders which echo in the corridors of power. With MI5 getting involved and everyone on the hunt for a missing Jack Russell, can Our Man Behind the Counter stay alive as well as keep his mystery bookshop afloat?
Hamish Macbeth learns that a newcomer to the village, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed by her until he finds out she has been dispensing dangerous potions. At first the villagers won't listen to him, saying that the loveless Hamish has turned against all women. And when she's found murdered, Hamish is the prime suspect, since he did threaten to kill her.
After a beautiful woman in a nearby village receives a fatal Valentine's Day gift, Hamish and his new constable Josie McSween take on the case. However, they soon discover that the list of the victim's admirers is endless. The case confirms Hamish's belief that love is extremely dangerous, yet he is powerless to avoid the events that lead up to his marriage engagement to Josie.
1950. 11 year old Flavia de Luce is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. A dead bird, a postage stamp pinned to its beaks, is found on the doorstep of the decaying English mansion her family calls home. pinned to its beak. Hours later Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. She is both appalled and delighted. [BC author].
FBI forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick is called to Quantico to re-create the face of a murder victim. When covert government investigators dismiss her from the case, she begins a search for answers that will take her deep into the mysteries of the Freemasons and the fabled treasure of the Knights Templar.
Tietsin is an exiled Tibetan lama who has become guru to Royal Thai Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. But Police Colonel Vikorn, in his ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok's network of illegal enterprises, has made Sonchai his consigliere (he's been studying "The Godfather" on DVD). Tietsin has forty million dollars' worth of heroin for sale -- if Sonchai wants nirvana, he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table.
A young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. But Inspector Montalbano finds his investigation being blocked by the Church.
Detective Shane Scully is charged with a felony misconduct and given the choice of resigning from the LAPD or facing criminal prosecution. His wife Alexa, chief of detectives, is seeking a divorce. Shane takes a job with a small town populated almost entirely by illegal immigrants and finds that the whole police department is totally corrupt.
Shane Scully returns to the orphanage where he was reared when the Home's Director is found dead, apparently of self-inflicted shotgun wounds. He is to be a pallbearer and discovers that none of the other five can believe that it was suicide. Together they investigate,which takes them up against an adversary whose power and influence far exceed anything they could have imagined.
Paleoecologist Evan Marshall and his team discover in Alaska's Federal Wilderness Zone an enormous prehistoric animal encased in solid ice. Despite repeated warnings from the local village, and Marshall's own mounting concern, the expedition sponsors want the creature cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed on a live television spectacular...But then the creature disappears and an ancient horror is unleashed.
Retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday has reluctantly settled into his teaching position at West Point when young Israeli archaeologist Rafi Wanounou comes to him with desperate news. Holliday's niece-and Rafi's fiance-Peggy has been kidnapped. Holliday sets out with Rafi to find the only family he has left. But their search for Peggy will lead them to a trail of clues that spans across the globe, and into the heart of a conspiracy involving an ancient Egyptian legend and the darkest secrets of the Order of Templar Knights.
Dixie meets Laura Halston, a newcomer to Siesta Key, who confesses she's in hiding from an abusive husband. When the threatening phone call comes, Dixie assumes its from the husband. But the more she learns about Laura's past, the less certain she is about her motives.
Lucy Jarrett is terrified. She's convinced someone is watching her, following her home from work and lurking in the shadows. The phone calls are real enough, even if the caller never speaks and they never seem to happen when her husband is home. No one really believes her, but with the recent murder of another young woman, DI Mariner must take Lucy's fears seriously. Mariner's team is stretched to the limits when Nina Silvero, the widow of a former police officer, is found brutally murdered in an attack that could hark back to her husband's past misdemeanours. Someone, it seems, is out for revenge.
Chloe Carter is helping her chef boyfriend with his new restaurant on Boston's posh Newbury Street when a crabby waitress is found dead in a fish truck. Was this a prank gone awry? Or did somebody want her to sleep with the fishes?
Professional killers invade the home of Frank Meyer and kill him and his family. In his youth Meyer worked as a professional military contractor -- a mercenary -- for Joe Pike. Joe Pike cannot believe the police theory that Meyer was a criminal and so with Elvis Cole begins a hunt for the truth.
A collaborative novel by Jeffrey Deaver and twenty-one of the world's greatest thriller writers including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, David Hewson, S.J. Rozan, Lisa Scottoline.
Serge sets up a travel website that catches the attention of his old nemesis, Agent Mahoney, and the chase is on. Meanwhile, professional robbery crews have begun targeting trade show exhibitors, who may or may not be what they seem. Bodies begin piling up, which is less than usual for the locale--except this time it involves rare postcards. Serge has had enough! He's forced into the only logical course of action--go shopping at the Home Depot.
When the small town of Melville is caught in a freak storm, its inhabitants must do everything they can to survive. But with a ruthless eco-terrorist at large, and no chance of rescue from the outside world, the townsfolk are on their own, facing one of the greatest environmental threats the world has ever seen.
Ivy is plunged into a whirlpool of deceit, betrayal and terrifying alternate histories when a woman claiming to be a former high school classmate, disappears. Her husband David escorted her into an old Victorian house she recalls playing inside as a child -- but she never came out.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum seeks boy genius Martin Munch for failure to appear in court. However, Wulf Grimoire, a remorseless killer who desires world domination has chosen Munch for his new business partner.
Two sisters are attacked in their own home, and one dies. Forensic pathologist Dr. Anya Crichton will do everything in her power to see that the three suspects, the Harbourn brothers, receive justice. But they are part of a fanatically devoted family of criminals who are expert at sidestepping the law. And suddenly, people connected with the investigation and prosecution are turning up dead.
After death the victims become perfect works of art--killed, preserved, and carefully molded into replicas of Michaelangelo's creations. Only the sculptor can bring forth their true beauty and teach the world to appreciate his gift. FBI Special Agent Sam Markham has a reputation for tracking serial killers; however, this artful adversary is meticulous, disciplined, and more ruthless than any other killers he has encountered. The only clue is a note dedicating the statue/victim to an art historian.
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is fixing up an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine when true crime writer Carolyn Rathbone comes to town to investigate the infamous Dodd murders. Soon a string of deadly secrets is unearthed - secrets that a cunning killer is grimly determined to rebury right along with Carolyn herself. Suddenly Jake finds herself inescapably targeted by one of the most deranged criminal minds she's ever encountered.
When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services of Dr Solomon and Broghtman, psychologist and criminal profiler. Together they form an uneasy alliance. But when a homeless man is brought in for questioning, the investigation takes a bizarre turn. Soon Lorimer has to scratch the surface of the polished Glasgow art world and reveal the dark layers hidden beneath.
A deceased uncle and a surprising inheritance propel a woman and her two very curious cats into the mystery surrounding his death. An investigation that starts amid the curios and novelties of a San Francisco antiques shop follows a twisted trail of dangerous deception that leads all the way back to the days of the Gold Rush itself.
Thorn's plans to preseve a ranch from developers suffer a blow when the owner is shot dead. His plans encounter another setback when a pair of contract killers kidnap him, drag him to a game preserve, surrounded by herds of dangerous exotic animals, and entrap him in a sinkhole - a geological dungeon from which there is no escape.
Traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, has not uttered a word in ten years. But, whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all. He's become a a hot commodity with the wrong people -- but then, finally, sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.
Maggody, Arkansas, is regarded by most as a two-bit hick town, filled with one-bit hicks. But Mrs. Jim Bob Buchanon seeks to change that perception with her latest scheme - a charity golf tournament. This presents a bit of a challenge, since no one in Maggody plays golf and there is no course. But when the prize for the first hole-in-one is announced the town goes golf crazy. And the morning after a small-town golf instructor wins on the first day of the tournament, he's found dead in the front seat of the prize bass boat, making nearly everyone in town a murder suspect for Sheriff Arly Hanks.
Daniel Forster, in Venice for a summer's work in the library of a private collector, is sent to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief. He is drawn into a police investihgation surrounding a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and lost musical masterpiece dating back to 1733.
Struggling Boston attorney Scott Finn takes the case of a man sent to prison for the beating and shooting of a cop when new DNA evidence suggests he may be innocent. But the victim, who survived, won't talk to him, and the cops are blocking his investigation.
Kate Holly needs a temporary secretary. Amanda Davis is a competent worker with a friendly personality and-after altering her hairstyle and fashion sense to identically match Kate's-more issues than a lifetime subscription to "Psychology Today."
Working undercover as a drug dealer in a Los Angeles ruled in equal parts by martial law and insurgency, Parker Haas is tasked with cutting off illegal trade in Dreamer, the only drug that can give the infected what they most crave: sleep. After a year of lost leads and false trails, Park stumbles into the perilous shadows cast by the pharmaceuticals giant behind Dreamer. Somewhere in those shadows, at the nexus of disease and drugs and money, a secret is hiding. Drawn into the inner circle of a tech guru with a warped agenda and a special use for the sleepless themselves, Park thinks he knows what that secret might be.
Web Goodhue is the least likely person in LA to be working with a crime cleanup crew. But when he finds himself in a pinch he signs up to bag the bloods and guts. And it goes better than expected. But when he stupidly offers to help the daughter of a Malibu suicide, it goes worse than he could believe.
Chef Olivia Paras has too many eggs in one basket-and is feeling like a basket-case... When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies right after eating the dinner Olivia Paras's staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now the Secret Service is picking apart the kitchen-and scrutinizing the staff's every move. The timing couldn't be worse with the White House Lawn Easter Egg Roll to prep for without access to a kitchen. Olivia must find the real culprit-before she cracks under pressure.
Penn Cage runs a campaign for mayor of Natchez, Mississippi promising change. But one of the riverboats offering casino gambling has found a way to pull in the big players from Las Vegas. And with them - on sleek private jets that slip in and out of town like whispers in the night - come pro football players, rap stars, and international gamblers, all sharing an unquenchable taste for one thing: blood sport - and the dark vices that go with it. When a childhood friend of Penn's who brings him evidence of these crimes is brutally murdered, the full weight of Penn's failure to protect his city hits home.
Rostnikov and his team are searching for a serial killer who has claimed at least 40 victims. And then there is the problem of protecting a visiting British journalist who is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring...and in doing so Rostnikov and his team uncover a chain of murders that lead to a source too high to be held accountable if the police want to keep their jobs. Or their lives.
Freelance reporter Tilda Harper is working on two articles simultaneously-one about a former pinup model and one about an old Western show. But when she discovers the pinup queen brutally murdered, she finds that the two stories may have some disturbing connections.
Maggie left her clinical practice in Manhattan and moved to sunny Cypress Grove, Florida, where she became host of WYME's "On the Couch with Maggie Walsh." From co-dependent wives to fetish fiends, all the local crazies love her show. Then threats start pouring in against one of the station's special guests-self-styled new age prophet Guru Sanjay Gingii. When one of the threats becomes a deadly reality, Maggie's new roommate, Lark, is surprisingly the prime suspect.
A headmistress gets a primer in murder in the third Bellehaven House mystery. Lord Stalham has claimed innocence in the murder of his father, even after they've hanged him. Now Stalham's ghost is haunting Meredith Llewellyn. The headmistress needs her sleep, so she sets out for the truth-and discovers a high-society scandal.
Writer Rob Fallon ends up with his best friend's girlfriend Jenny at her apartment when two men break in, abduct Jenny, and try to kill Rob. When he reports it to the police, they don't believe him. Jenny's father says she's on holiday abroad. When Rob starts asking questions, he finds he has become the target of brutal killers who are as terrifying as they are elusive.
Mickey Dade works for Wyatt Hunt's San Francisco PI company, The Hunt Club, doing deskwork. He gets a chance for more action when the sister of one of his friends turns out to be a person of interest in the murder of a high profile activist and member of half a dozen nonprofit boards. Dade joins Hunt on a case that links the dead fundraiser to some highly suspect deals.
1620s Scotland: the body of a victim of poisoning is found in the house of Alexander Seaton, a fallen minister. The discovery of his clandestine love affair has left him disgraced and he chooses to solve this crime as a way of seeking redemption.
Weight loss diva Clarissa Jardin became a household name after she transformed herself from flabby to fit with an exercise program she designed. Clarissa has the whole world in the palm of her hand--until her husband, Bill, is mysteriously shot to death. Detective Dirk Coulter calls P.I. Savannah Reid to the crime scene and soon Clarissa's squeaky clean image starts to unravel. Savannah has to crack this case fast before another victim gets his or her just desserts.
After spending her vacation hiding from the media, Liza returns to find that the town has put her in the running for mayor. She has a feeling that the neighbouring county and its dirty political machine are involved. When she turns to an old classmate to find out, she discovers that he's been murdered. A closeted Sudoku fan, he's left behind puzzles that may have hidden clues to what finished him off and who is trying to run Liza into the ground.
An old friend of Zack Chasteen is dying and wants Zack to find his estranged daughter Jen. But when Jen was last heard from, she had bought a big sailboat and was bound for the Bahamas with some college friends. A private detective hired to track her down has gone MIA. And there's the specter of an international piracy ring, known to hijack and plunder private yachts passing through island waters, Zack embarks on a mission that will take him from one end of the Bahamas to the other.
Feline PI Joe Grey, with friends Dulcie and Kit, undertakes a Valentine's Day investigation when a body discovered miles away reopens a 10 year old cold case. And then another body is found on the grounds of a ruined estate, deserted except for a band of unusual feral cats.
During a church breakfast, Minerva J. Jay, known for her prodigious appetite, slumps over after ingesting several stacks of pancakes. Police Chief Chris Ackerman wonders if the serving of the fatal flapjacks is a case of assault and batter and asks Magdalena Yoder for help. But just when Magdalena thinks she's found her number one suspect, he turns up dead, squished flatter than a pancake by a driverless cement truck.
Struck down by a hit and run driver, one of the world's most respected doctors lies comatose in the ICU unit of an elite Boston medical centre. His daughter begins to suspect that not only was the hit and run accident no accident, the victim's lack of recovery is also no accident.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Charlie Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATFE, searching for the iron river-the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border. Gunrunners by nature aren't exactly ethical, but the lengths they'll go to, and the innocent lives they'll risk, are shocking even to Hood.
Jane's quiet life as a surgeon's wife comes to an end. When a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fund raiser and patients are being evacuated, she encounters the young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters. Despite her promises, she must come back to transform one more victim into a runner.
Shawn Spencer has always hated the wilderness-by which he means anything outside the delivery radius of his favorite pizza place. But Psych has been hired to solve a baffling case of industrial espionage, and the only way to catch the spy is to join their client's bonding retreat-a grueling seven day backpacking mountain trek. But when one of the campers turns up with a bullet in the head, Shawn and Gus soon realize that sheer cliffs, rampaging bears, and freeze- dried pineapple aren't the greatest threats they face.
One day 50 year old shopkeeper Eugene Wren comes across an envelope containing a sum of money. He writes a note and sticks it up on a lamp post near his house. This note will link a number of very different people, each with their own obsessions, problems, dreams and despairs.
Outside the house where he investigated his first murder case, Wexford encounterd the man whom he quietly suspects as responsible for the unsolved, apparently motiveless murders in the town of Kingsmarkham. Now, half a lifetime later, Wexford spots Targo back in Kingsmarkham.
Special Investigator Vin Cooper doesn't believe the death is an accident, though that is what the military wants him to believe. What kind of military project requires a marine biologist and a genetic researcher? Vin tracks the trail of accidental deaths and terroist acts to a secret shadow government.
The 2010 Olympics are coming to Vancouver and Mephisto is ready to strike. A raging winter storm and a team of mercenaries have cut Whistler Mountain off from the rest of the world. Mephisto attacks the members of Special X - the psycho hunters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and that is just the start of his horrific plan. Let the games begin.
Non-mystery. Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie.
After getting dumped by her long-time boyfriend Cooper Lee accepts an invitation to join a Bible Study Group at Hope Street Church. It's just what she needs to mend her broken heart -- but then the woman who invited her is found dead, and her husband is suspected of the murder.
Nuclear interdiction expert James Deutsh and his tormented Muslim wife, Nabila, struggle to stop an impending nuclear attack on an American city. Along the way, they delve deep into the hidden world of nuclear terrorism and the experts who strive to contain it, and get a compelling look at the titanic battle within Islam over its own future - fundamentalist and rejecting, or compassionate and life-embracing?
Lancashire, England, June 1920. In a house with a red door lies the body of a woman who has been bludgeoned to death. Rumor has it that two years earlier, she'd painted that door to welcome her husband back from the Front. Only he never came home. Meanwhile, in London, a man suffering from a mysterious illness first goes missing and then just as suddenly reappears. He is unable to explain his recovery. His family, supposedly searching for him, give conflicting accounts of where they were and why.
Adamsberg is alone in believing that the blue chalk circles that have begun to appear on the pavements of Paris are not benign. He senses the cruelty behind the strange assortment of objects that appear within the circles -- and his fears are vindicated when a circle appears with the body of a woman with her throat savagely cut. Winner of the 2009 CWA International Dagger.
The age of chivalry lives again at the Renaissance fair. Wizards, wenches, magicians, and minstrels cajole the fairgoers while lords quaff, jesters joke, and knights battle in the joust arena. But Lori discovers that it's not all pageantry and play. A sinister figure is stalking the angel-voiced madrigal singer. A jealous rival has sabotaged the Dragon Knight's weapons. And an evil assassin is trying to murder Good King Wilfred.
Lori Shepherd's neighbours, two sisters, are dying and want her to find their long-lost brother Aubrey, a scoundrel the family banished decades ago. With the help of a charming Kiwi and the otherworldly guidance of Aunt Dimity, Lori goes to New Zealand to search for the mysterious Aubrey, unraveling a web of secrets that has haunted the Pym family for generations.
CIA agent John Wells has spent years in the company of evil men. He's paid the price and is beginning to doubt if he can ever live a normal life. And when a powerful adversary from his past finds him, Wells must once again enter the fray. For his country. For his soul. For revenge.
Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency located in an unnamed city always slick with rain. When Travis Sivart, the agency's most illustrious detective, is murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted and must embark on an utterly bizarre quest for the missing investigator that leads him into the darkest corners of his soaking, somnolent city.
A baron and his sons are found dead at Stonehenge and King Arthur's potential heirs start to mysteriously die. Only Merlin can prove that the murders are not the work of the plague.
Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into Amazon rain forest in search of a legendary Mayan city. Assisted by a renowned university professor and protected by a mercenary named Hawker, her team journeys unaware that they are replacements for a group that vanished weeks before, and that the treasure they are seeking is no mere artifact but a breakthrough discovery that could transform the world.
In Texas, a dying billionaire tries to create Armageddon. In Washington, a general takes measures to force politicians to confront Islamist terrorism and in Russia, one drunken clerk knows where to find one hundred missing nuclear bombs. In Switzerland, assassin Samuel Carver lies helpless, his mind torn apart by torture until the woman he loves disappears. Plunged into a cauldron of conspiracy, he discovers the lives of millions are at stake.
Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is attending the world-renowed Edinburgh Book Fair when her ex Kyle shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history--and humiliate the beloved British monarchy. When Kyle turns up dead, police are convinced that Brooklyn is the culprit. Brooklyn is conducting her own investigation to find out if the motive for murder was a 200 year old secret or something much more personal.
During the famine in the winter of 1997, North Korea's Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who appears in Pyongyang. When the wife of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies under suspicious circumstances, O is told to investigate, with a curious proviso: Don't look too closely at the details, and stay away from the question of missiles.
The routine exhumation of a suspected murder victim quickly turns complicated for PI Theodore Tate -- doubts are raised about the true identity of the body found in the opened coffin and the case takes a sinister turn. Tate knows he should walk away and let his former colleagues in the police deal with it, but against his better judgement he takes matters into his own hands. With time running out and a violent killer on the loose, will Tate manage to stay one step ahead of the police, or will the secrets that he thought were so deeply buried be unearthed?
Abby Knight should not have chosen a home and garden show sponsored by Uniworld Food as the venue for her protest against the corporation's harmful farming practices. Being bodily removed from the event will not stop her campaign, nor will a burning brick thrown through her flower shop window. After she narrowly escapes being kidnapped three times, Abby calls in the big guns--her ex-Ranger boyfriend Marco and her friends and family. Then the stakes are raised by murder.
Jack McEnvoy, forced off the LA Times in budget cuts, decides to end his career with a knockout murder story, the biggest since the Poet. He focuses on a 16-year old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But the kid might actually be innocent. There may be a killer operating completely below police radar, with perfect knowledge of any move against him.
Ophelia Jensen and her grandmother Abby travel to North Carolina to celebrate her great-aunt Mary's 100th birthday. But someone there wants Abby dead. Could it be a rogue witch in Ophelia's own family? A vengeful local witch desperate to settle a bitter feud decades in the making? Ophelia must use all her talents to save her loved ones - before the witching hour comes upon them, and bad blood turns deadly.
When Sophie's neighbour, a reclusive professor dies, his final wish is for the Domestic Diva to throw a dinner party in his honour and he has planned everything down to the letter. What no one planned for is a corpse of a student that Sophie finds in the professor's house.
Packing up their guns, drugs, and sunscreen, Serge A. Storms and Coleman set out for their own special kind of Spring Break. But they aren't the only crazies headed to the beach. A Miami crime gang is determined to put the hurt on a snitch's college-age son dumb enough to go to (you guessed it!) Florida. When the gang picks up the son's trail, Serge picks up the gang's, and the chase is on -- a merry ride back through 'time' as Serge takes a growing cast of babes, nuts, and nasties on a tour of the state's historic landmarks of the famous annual...
Is the Doll Strangler back? Singmass Close has a sinister past-- it is reputely haunted by the ghosts of children who were the victims of the Doll Strangler in the 1950's who was never brought to justice. DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether a copycat killer is at work when the strangled body of a teen is found with a mutilated doll lying by her body.
Thomas Black - and his partner Kathy Birchfield - are working on opposite sides of a charged political campaign. Then an airplane plunges into Washington state's Cape Disappointment, taking the life of an incumbent US senator.
In 1969, a young American girl dies in a swamp outside of Helsinki, Finland. Her death becomes part of local mythology. This myth becomes central to two lonely girls as they come of age through mischievous role-playing games of love and death, as they construct their own world, their own language, and their own rules. But playing adult games has adult consequences, and what begins as two girls just striking matches leads to an inferno that threatens to consume them and tear their friendship apart.
Ex-Denver police detective Jesse Parker has returned home to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to spend the winter working ski patrol and forgetting about his past. But a killer has other ideas. It begins when a skier is found brutally murdered. Local Sheriff Lee Torrens asks her old friend to help out with the investigation, and Jesse finds himself reluctantly dragged back into a world of violence and death.
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen has a dress to fit into. But a visit to Lake Eden’s new health club, Heavenly Bodies brings her to the discovery of the body of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward floating in the gym's jacuzzi. More horrifying than that is the fact that there's a plate of The Cookie Jar's very own cream puffs garnishing the murder scene.
As the Celts continue to resist Henry's rule, believing Arthur will return to repel the invading Saxons, Adelia is called upon to prove that two corpses are those of Arthur and Guinevere.
Joanna, the youngest of King Henry's daughters is on her way to marry William II, king of Sicily. Henry sends Adelia Aquilar, the only doctor he trusts. Adelia is happy to visit her homeland except that Henry insists that she leave her daughter in England so that she will return. Rowley, the king's most loyal man is along for protection of the riches in jewels, gold, and the legendary sword, Excalibur, a gift for William II. Can Rowley protect Adelia from the madman who is seeking revenge because he blames Adelia for his lover's death?
Businessman Steve Church is recruited by the CIA to act as a reluctant undercover operative -- a radical fundamentalist will stop at nothing to create a global Caliphate, a Muslim empire.
PI Graham Gage believes that his friend Jack Burch, now unconscious in hospital, the victim of a violent assault, is innocent of the charges that prosecutors are preparing against him. But to prove that Burch had no part in the ever-widening criminal conspiracy surrounding the collapse of defense contractor SatTek Industries he will need to dive into a deadly morass of lies, greed, and terror alongside traitors, killers, and international gangsters.
Lucas Burton hates the countryside. To him it's nothing but mud, muck and dead things. And he's right. When he turns up at a deserted farm in the middle of nowhere hoping to conduct a lucrative business deal he stumbles across the body of a dead girl. And that's just the start of his problems. His silver Mercedes is spotted leaving the scene of the crime and it's only a matter of time before Lucas gets a vist from someone he'd rather not see. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with very few leads and a new Superintendent breathing down her neck, the pressure's on. Then a girl is reported missing and another body is discovered.
In what appeared to be a hunting accident, rising political star Senator Chase shot an illegal Mexcian immigrant to death on a ranch outside Dallas. Attorney Casey Jordan is given a different story, however, by the victim's wife. The District Attorney won't tangle with the Senator, so it will be up to Casey to deal with the man who seems to be above the law.
When a child's bones are found in a desolate Norfolk saltmarsh, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson calls on forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway for help. Nelson thinks he has found the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing ten years ago. Though the bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, another child goes missing and the hunt is on to find her.
In Snow Hill, Pennsylvania, 91 year old Ann-Victoria Hadley sues the school board for adding "intelligent design" to its science curriculum. Just before the trial, someone attacks her with a club, leaving her lying in a coma, unable to identify her assailant. The local police chief is on the school board, so he's a suspect himself and can't investigate. That's when former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian steps into the fray - and finds himself matching wits with dueling Darwinists, devout Christians, and one dangerous criminal who's ready to evolve...to committing murder.
Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the case of two young Muslim students who vanished seven years ago - sufficient time for her to declare them legally dead. The police had concluded that they had fled to Pakistan to traffic in the atrocities of Islamic fanaticism. But as her official inquest progresses, Jenny detects the unmistakable stench of corruption.
New York media exec-turned-gardener Paula Holliday is thrilled when her friend Lucy asks her to tag along on an all-expenses-paid junket to the Titans Hotel. On display is the rare "titan arum," a notoriously pungent plant known as the "corpse flower." Unfortunately, the flower isn't blooming - and the only thing Paula smells is a real corpse...Lucy's would-be suitor has been found dead - with a hole in his head - and Lucy has mysteriously disappeared.
In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. But when an aging playboy and the newly crowned Blueberry Queen are killed, Candy investigates to clear the name of a local handyman. And as she sorts through the town's juicy secrets, things start to get very sticky indeed.
Molly has been handed the reins for this year's creative retreat - an exhilarating weekend out on the Monterey Peninsula, complete with crochet classes. Unfortunately for one teacher, though, the breathtaking scenery is where she will take her last breath. Now Molly will have to find a new instructor, and, if she can squeeze it in, solve this murder - with the help of the Tarzana Hookers.
August in Edinburgh: As Skinner stands on the edge of a career-defining moment and his fiancee, Scotland's First Minister Aileen de Marco, faces a political crisis, a famous figure from another field is found dead. As the mystery deepens, Skinner finds himself crossing swords with an old enemy from the past, while his investigating detectives are faced with the unwelcome complication of a duke's junkie daughter. Meanwhile a second Scottish celebrity dies violently in Australia. It seems impossible, but could the two be connected?
King Edward II is furious when he learns that his wife Queen Isabella has defied him and remains in France with their son. As the unfortunate messengers of this unhappy news, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend, bailiff Simon Puttock, are instantly dismissed from court. Returning to their homes in Devon, the pair is shocked to find that outlaws now hold sway in the land and the chaos escalates as the bodies of two clerics are found among a party of travellers.
Elliot Steil is on the trail of two men who have kidnapped a New York fashion model known for her Zionist convictions. He devises, with the assistance of two Israeli agents, to get a vast ransom to Toronto and his boss's daughter home. But Elliot becomes more and more aware that he is treading on uncertain ground.
It's not easy being an ethical serial killer - but Dexter's doing his best to keep up the disguise, spending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becoming the world's first serial killer couch potato. Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting a trail through Miami. The killer's twisted techniques leave even Dexter speechless. When his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it becomes clear that Dexter will have to do something about it. Unless, of course, the killer finds him first.
An American senator, supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine, turns up dead on the island of Capri. When the President asks him to find out how and why, Jack McClure sets out from Moscow across Eastern Europe, following a perilous trail of diplomats, criminals, and corrupt politicians. Thrust into the midst of a global jigsaw puzzle, Jack's unique dyslexic mind allows him to put together the pieces that others can't even see.
Two years after THE SPELLMAN FILES Izzy is convinced her neighbour is up to no good, so why is "she" the one arrested for a fourth time in three months?
Oregon lawyer Amanda Jaffe has her hands full trying to keep her client Charlie Marsh off death row, protect him from the head of an African dictator's deadly secret police, and prevent him from being caught by a shadowy killer who will stop at nothing to keep the truth about a decade-old crime buried forever.
When the ghastly murder of conjoined twins galvanizes Early Victorian London, Det. Insp. Newsome blackmails apprehended master criminal Noah Dyson into helping the police. But Dyson has his own agenda.
24 years after a kidnapping during the 1984 miners' strike, new evidence is discovered that prompts Fife police to reopen the case. Detective Sergeant Karen Pirie leads the investigation -- and it won't be the only cold case to land on her desk. A young woman soon walks into the station to report a missing person, Mike Prentice, who'd abandoned his family and gone south in 1984 to become a strike-breaker.
Josh Hagarty is recruited by the charitable organization NewAfrica to manage a farming project in an underdeveloped African country. As he gets situated and delves deeper into his work, he soon learns that Gideon, the man responsible for heading the local organization, is not only a relative of the African country's president, but also a strong-arm thug with a tendency towards aggression and dishonesty. Josh also discovers that his predecessor may have been murdered to cover up something he had discovered about the project, something that should have remained buried.
Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard drinker looking to clean up his act. He's an old-school P.I. working a New York City that's gotten a little too fancy all around him. But it's still full of dirty secrets, and as McGill unearths them, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be tested to the limit.
The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common-except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture, and torture: a depraved killer whose cunning is matched only by the depth of his bloodlust. But the dying has only just begun. And next victim will be the most shocking of all.
Dr. Nick Garrity spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the homeless and disenfranchised in D.C. and Baltimore. He teams with psych nurse Gillian Coates to find who it is who is killing off each of those present in the operating room for a fatally botched operation.
Police Chief Jesse Stone must find a tormented voyeur, dubbed The Night Hawk. Initially he was content to peer through windows; now he has become more reckless, forcing his victims to strip at gunpoint and photographing them at their most vulnerable. And according to notes he's sending to Jesse, he's not satisfied to stop there.
Deputy Sheriff Charlie Hood cruises the dusty backroads of the new American West. When his partner is shot dead and Hood is drafted to find the killer, the investigation takes him to places he never wanted to go--where there is no clear line between good and evil.
Police discover a headless corpse in glamorous Palm Beach and Louis Kincaid suspects a prominent female U.S. Senator with a history of scandal. Then a second headless body turns up and the trail turns cold, allowing the killer to set his sights on Louis's best friend.
Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii. And something is destroying hundreds of ships. The government enlists the flock to help get to the bottom of the disaster.
Home from Iraq, Marine John Houck pays a visit to his former captain, only to discover the captain has been gruesomely murdered. John pursues a strange man he sees running from the scene, but he discovers that Alex Martin is not the murderer. Alex is, in fact, the former captain's secret male lover and the killer's intended next victim. When it becomes clear that local law enforcement has direct connections to the murder itself, John realizes that to repay a debt of honor, he must teach Alex Martin how to protect himself, even if that means teaching Alex to kill.
It's Hollywood's biggest night, and there's no star better equipped than the tart-tongued Max Taylor to hold court on the glamorous Red Carpet. The calls-it-as-she-sees-it entertainer has parlayed this star-studded annual gig into television's most-watched pre-show event. And tonight, she has landed an exclusive interview with Halsey Hamilton, a fabulous, young, paparazzi-trailed Oscar nominee. But not even Max, who's seen her share of celebrity train wrecks, is prepared for an incoherent Halsey, straight out of rehab, to stumble up to the mic, slur a few cryptic words, and drop dead at the hem of Max's stunning Michael Kors gown.
Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical. The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body.
The word 'harmless' would sum Sami Macbeth up--he just wanted to be a rock hero. Within 18 hours of being released from prison he had slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. Shortly after that his train blew up and turned him into the most wanted terrorist in the country.
Investigative reporter Charlotte McNally's personal and professional lives are put on a terrifying collision course. Her fiance is privy to information about ugly phone calls at an elite private school, threats that are suddenly turning deadly. There's a mysterious death. And then - another. Her soon-to-be stepdaughter may be in danger. Her fiance comes under suspicion. Then Charlie's career takes a turn she never could have predicted.
1936: ambitious young journalist John Steadman gets a tip-off about a murdered policeman. But his would-be informant is found hanging from a meat hook in a refrigerated locker. To get to the heart of his story he will have to go underground -- six feet under.
When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, her heart stops - the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth. And she can't shake the question: if Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up?
The first victim is murdered in his bed. A clean-cut college boy with no criminal record. Then a second victim is killed in the shower, then a third...each one striking closer to home for detective M.C. Riggio. When loved ones become targets, M.C. must walk a fine line between upholding the law and taking it into her own hands.
The controversial new Suulutaq gold mine has put additional stress on Kate Shugak's family, friends and community. So it's almost a relief when Kate finds a body. This she can handle. Until the identity of the body vanishes, too.
Law school hasn't prepared Bree to appeal cases for the dead. After inheriting her great-uncle's haunted law firm, she must now represent ex-banker O'Rourke, who supposedly killed himself after losing a fortune. But with a merry widow and evidence mounting, it's beginning to look like murder. So Bree and her team of angels begin to investigate. But Bree soon discovers that someone would rather see her deceased than debriefed.
Milo Weaver, once an undercover agent with no home or identity -- a tourist -- is now a mid-level CIA manager. But the arrest of a long-sought assassin throws one of Milo's oldest colleagues into question -- and throws new light on some of Milo's old cases.
Ervin Benally, son-in-law of the powerful Navajo businesswoman and politician Abigail Yellowhair, plans to bring satellite telephone service to the Rez. When Benally is attacked and another man is killed, Yellowhair orders Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah assigned to the case.
Tom Kirk is asked by a friend to look into a case involving the theft of a long lost Caravaggio. His friend ends up murdered and the trail leads to Rome, where police photographer Flavia Salvatore's investigation of a series of murders has revealed that the killer is staging scenes from famous Caravaggio paintings.
Presley Parker was happy to get her party planning business off the ground. She has gotten the gig of the year, planning Mayor Davin Green's sumptuous "surprise" wedding for his socialite fiancee, to be held on Alcatraz. When the bride is found floating in the bay and the original party planner found murdered, Presley becomes the prime suspect. If the crime scene cleaner, Brad Matthews, does not help her tidy her reputation, she will be exhanging formal wear for prison stripes.
Psychic matchmaker Lucy Valentine doesn't have the family knack for matchmaking -- the ability to read auras and and pair up perfect couples was zapped away years ago in an electrical surge, and now all she can do is find lost objects. What good is that in the matchmaking world? You'd be surprised. In a city like Boston, everyone's looking for "something." So when Lucy locates a missing wedding ring - on a dead body - she asks the sexy private eye who lives upstairs to help her solve the perfect crime.
Owner of a Santa Monica cooking school and cable cooking show star Della Carmichael is one of three judges for an A-list cook-off, but it's the celebrities who are getting knocked off.
In the heart of the jungle lies a powerful secret. A secret thousands die for every year. They hoped for the trip of a lifetime. Now they are hours from death. Mark and Melanie Bridges are lost in the world's most hostile forest. Their guides are dead. They have no shelter, no water, no hope. Then, as the shadows lengthen, they stumble on the wreck of a crashed helicopter. The skeletons of the pilot and passenger have left behind both good and bad: vital supplies and a mystery that threatens to kill them.
A city-wide church bazaar in the small town of Serenity attracts more attention than anticipated when Brandy's mother Vivian wheedles a reclusive Russian heiress into donating a truly rare item: the last Faberge egg ever created! Then the winning bidder who turns up mortally scrambled at the foot of a church-tower staircase-without the prized egg.
A daring kidnapping turns a children's birthday party into a national security nightmare, but the hostage is not who anyone would expect. The First Lady elists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child safely back.
17 year old Sydney Blake is spending the summer with her father and has just landed a part-time job at a local hotel. One night she fails to come home from her shift and her father becomes alarmed. His alarm becomes panic when the manager of the hotel claims she has never worked there.
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are robbed on a dark road outside of the village of Highbury. They seek out the parish magistrate whose evening has also gone badly -- a guest at his dinner party has died, poisoned. They discover that the robbery and the murder may be connected.
Ex-New York designer Avery Baker left the bustle of the big city to start her own home renovation business in Maine. She renovates an old carriage house on behalf of a soon-to-be-wed friend and she stumbles across a lifeless body--a person known all too well by the blushing bride. The small town is abuzz with suspicions and Avery realizes that she must unravel a matrimonial murder.
After someone puts seven bullets into police detective Christopher Sentz, Joslyn Thomas -- who blamed Sentz for the death of his wife -- is charged with murder. Ben Kincaid's personal private detective, Loving, starts prying loose pieces of a shocking secret and risks his life to construct an entirely new narrative about Detective Sentz, Joslyn Thomas, and madness in another guise: the kind that every citizen should fear and no one will recognize - until it is too late.
1980s El Salvador: a bookish new recruit, Victor Pena, is assigned to assist in a government torture squad's interrogation of a young woman suspected of supporting guerilla forces.
Clara Benning, a veterinary surgeon in charge of a wildlife hospital in a small English village, is young and intelligent, but nearly a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she generally prefers the company of animals to people. But when a local man dies following a supposed snakebite, Clara's expertise is needed. She's chilled to learn that the victim's postmortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake - and that therefore the killer must be human. Assisted by a soft-spoken neighbour and an eccentric reptile expert, Clara unravels sinister links to an abandoned house, an ancient ritual, and a fifty-year-old tragedy that has left the survivors secretive.
Although well outside Russia's territorial waters, "Seawolf" is ambushed in the Barents Sea by Russia's newest submarine, "Severodvinsk." Although it doesn't fire any weapons, its aggressive new captain, Alexi Petrov, harasses the intruder with dangerously fast, insanely close passes by the American boat. The two subs collide, with the Russian boat crippled and trapped on the bottom. Only "Seawolf" knows where she is, and the rest of the Russian fleet is too angry to listen. Mitchell and his shipmates have to keep their own damaged boat afloat, figure out a way to make the Russians listen, and keep the trapped Russian submariners alive until they can be saved - if that is even possible.
Maggie Costello is in Jerusalem mediating peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, when the killings of a respected Palestinian archaelogist and a Hawkish Zionist plunge her into a mystery rooted in a last, unsolved riddle of the Bible. It all leads back to an ancient clay tablet looted from Baghdad's Museum of Antiquities.
Irish immigrant Molly Murphy's support for women's suffrage lands her in jail. Her vexing afternoon in the clink brings her a pair of new cases. For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to uncover the truth behind her parents' lives and deaths. Second, Emily's college roommate Fanny Poindexter wants Molly to find proof of her husband's philandering so that she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies and her husband claims she's a victim of the flu epidemic, it's more than Molly's conscience can take.
Master puppeteer Rupert Porson arrives in the humble hamlet of Bishop's Lacey in a broken van but leaves -- mid-performance, no less! -- in a hearse. Turning her brilliant mind away from mixing concoctions in her chemistry lab and nimbly avoiding her tormenting sisters, Flavia de Luce pieces together clues to solve what she believes is a murder.
Former president Kevin Martindale and retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan, now military contractors, have taken over doing aerial patrols in northern Iraq as the US downsizes its forces. However Kurdish nationalist attacks provoke Turkey into invading. When McLanahan decides to take the fight to the Turks, the new American president must find a way to reign him in.
Sofie Metropolis's PI business is so successful at finding missing spouses and lost pets and at proving insurance fraud that she's hired new staff, including her (formerly) layabout cousin. The week before Halloween, a body disappears from Sofie's Aunt's funeral home. It might be a holiday prank, but Sofie's barely begun to investigate when she's handed a truly hot case: prove the innocence of someone already on trial for murder!
Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair is basking in the warmth of her new circle of friends from South Carolina's Sweet Briar Ladies Society sewing circle. Local author Colby Calhoun reveals an unflattering secret about the town's historic past and disappears, leaving a bloody trail behind him. When Tori sees a pattern of the townsfolk's age-old Southern pride standing in the way of justice, she knows it is time to unravel the mystery.
While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder? Theodosia's investigation takes her from the Lowcountry thicket to the backstage maze of a darkened theater where a maestro of murder waits for the next cue. All proving that when it comes to high drama, Theodosia can give Verdi a run for his money.
When a young archaeologist studying a site at Lerwick discovers a set of human remains, the island community is intrigued. Is it an ancient find or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot on her land in a tragic accident and Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson, his own colleague Sandy Wilson. He finds two feuding families whose envy, greed, and bitterness have divided the surrounding community.
Shetland Detective Jimmy Perez has returned to the the Fair Isles to introduce his fiance Fran to his parents. When a woman's body is discovered at the renowned bird observatory there, with feathers threaded through her hair, Jimmy has only Fran to help him -- the autumn storms have isolated the island from the mainland.
Wendy is a reporter on a mission, exposing sexual predators on national television, and well on her way to journalistic superstardom when she learns that a group of local fathers have begun to take matters in their own hands. And she begins to wonder about the innocence of some of the men she had unmasked.
It begins with an early morning phone call to Myron Bolitar. Terese Collins, his old flame, is in Paris and she needs his help. Myron makes the trip and discovers a decade-long secret: Terese once had a daughter who died in a car accident. Now it seems that the daughter may be alive and is tied to a sinister plot with shocking global implications.
Smalltown sheriff J.C.Harrow made headlines when he apprehended a would-be presidential assassin, only to come home that night and find his wife and son brutally murdered. This tragic twist of fate launched his career as host of reality TV's smash-hit, CRIME SEEN! But while Harrow tracks down criminals coast to coast, with the help of viewers' tips, a killer with a twisted agenda is making his own bloody path to fame.
Some baby-faced chefs, fresh out of cooking school, are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using local foods--great news for city girl banker-turned-orchard owner Meg Corey. When one of the chefs is found dead, face-down in the farmer's pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt. Meg soon discovers they may have a locally grown killer on their hands.
Captain Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are asked by the CIA to investigate the U.S. secretary of state's plane crash close to Libya. The crew locate the plane but the secretary has vanished. What does a two hundred year old naval battle and centuries old Islamic scrolls have to do with the conference? The answers will bring Cabrillo full circle into history and into another pitched battle at sea with corsairs--modern day pirates and Islamic extremists.
The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways - not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they've carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigations foremost body language expert.
They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who's abducted six young women. He's the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die. Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives. Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan's estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own. But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan "is" BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.
CeeCee risks her life to uncover a ring of killers who murder people to sell their body parts on the black market.
Attorney David Sloane agrees to help Beverly Ford sue the United States government for the mysterious death of her husband in Iraq. With little hard evidence to go on, Sloane tracks down the other men serving with Ford the night he died. Alarmingly, two of them returned home alive, but didn’t stay that way for long. The elusive final—and youngest—soldier is his only shot at discovering the truth, if Sloane can keep him alive long enough to tell it.
Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she has seen it all in Nashville; however, she has never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once he captures his victim, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. When he is finished, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Taylor teams up with her fiance, FBI profiler, Dr. John Baldwin and New Scotland Yard's detective James "Memphis" Highsmythe, in hopes of putting an end to this horror.
Alexandra Cooper discovers that a shipwreck with contraband cargo -- human cargo -- and the political sex scandal of a prominent New York congressman are connected. The same rose tattoo -- the brand of a snakehead -- are on a woman from the wreck and the congressman's lover.
The Cabot Cove residents plan a big 4th of July celeration. Joseph Lennon, a very successful businessman, has recently relocated to Cabot Cave and is funding a big fireworks show and rock concert -- but many in town dislike his heavyhanded ways. And so when Mr. Lennon's body is found the evening of the fireworks show, Jessica has a long list of potential suspects.
In Antwerp in 1939 a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving behind his collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes them to London. The boat he is on sinks, leaving no survivors. Fast forward to 1976 when his penniless family tries to track down the missing paintings.
Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdulmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece - a portrait of Mehmed the Conqueror - may have resurfaced in Venice. The eunuch Yashim sends his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to down-at-the-heel Venice, where a killer is at large, as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini.
By the time Sam Spade gets involved with the Maltese Falcon, his partner Miles Archer, is already history. So in this authorized prequel, we return to 1921 when Sam sets up his agency. He'll bring in Archer as a partner, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. He'll tangle with a villain who never loses his desire to make Spade pay big for ruining what should have been the perfect crime. And he'll fall in love - though it won't turn out for the best. It never does with dames.
Forensic archaelogist Ruth Galloway finds the headless skeleton of a child in a Victoria mansion, once run as a home for children by the Catholic church.
The assassin calls himself Columbus. He never knew his father or his mother, a prostitute who became dangerously involved back in the seventies with an earnest young congressman named Abe Mann, then a rising star in the Democratic Party. The magnetic Abe Mann has since become the Speaker of the House. He is currently running for the Democratic nomination in an exhausting presidential campaign, weaving his way across the country. Columbus is not far behind. But as he pieces together his past and prepares the seamless assassination of his mark, the criminal underworld he has always ruled begins unraveling violently around him.
As the leaders of the G8 descend on Rome for a summit, a politician is found ritually murdered, apparently by a strange young man dressed as the Etruscan blue demon. Offically sidelined from the investigation, but encouraged by the wily old Italian President, Dario Sordi, Costa and his team dig into murders committed twenty years ago by a mysterious group called the Butteri.
When a judge and his wife go away on holiday, their 17 year old daughter throws a party that ends in the murder of her and her boyfriend. A massive police investigation is launched, with DI Joe Faraday in charge. But who will get to the killer first -- the police, or the crimelord who owes a debt to the dead girl's father?
A brutal hit and run incident opens the path to a 25 year old crime. According to the sole witness, the boy was in the middle of the road giving the approaching car the finger. DI Faraday finds a mother driven to desperation by the attacks of her son and links this to a terrible crime in the 80's that the victim does not want investigated. Around the investigation circles ex-DC Paul Winter who has his own reasons for keeping the lid on the old crime.
In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A.'s toniest neighbourhoods, a watchman stumbles on the bodies of a young couple-murdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. The female has not been identified, but the male was an eco-friendly architect who had disdained the kind of grandiose superstructure his corpse was left in. He was a notorious seducer, but his female ex-boss proves to be as indifferent to his death as she was to his advances. Though Milo and Alex place her on their short list of suspects, the deeper they dig for clues the longer the list grows.
1950. Bernie Gunther flees the false accusation that he is a war criminal and goes to Argentina like the Nazis he despises. But soon he is pressured by the police there into taking on a case that has links to an unsolved case from 1932 Berlin.
Bernie Gunther is the house detective at an upscale Berlin Hotel in 1934 and gets caught between rival Nazi factions as they prepare for the 1936 Olympics. Fastforward to Havana, 1954, where Bernie has just started a new life. But then he encounters a vicious killer from those Berlin days, a man who is soon found murdered.
When M.J. and her friends travel to a small town near Edinburgh, Scotland, to film the first installment of the new cable TV show, "Ghoul Getters", they find plenty of spooky action in supposedly haunted caverns. When they discover the body of a maintenance worker, the cause of death is reminiscent of an old legend involving a witch's wrath.
TV Producer Dan Simmons finds a regiment about to be deployed to war-torn Afghanistan on a radical anti-heroin operation. He gets himself embedded, shoots some film, then he shoots himself. His dying words lead the police to someone called Tom Fletcher, ex cop, and ex PI, who must confront some truths he would rather never have known.
Cassandra, now a successful writer, returns to her hometown of Baltimore and begins looking into a mystery which takes her back to her schooldays. A former classmate was jailed for 7 years for failing to reveal the location of her missing child. Cassandra thinks she can solve the mystery of the missing child -- not knowing that she will learn that her own history may not be quite what she believes.
January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Because her grandparents were among the dead, Judge Birgitta Roslin investigates her family's history. Her pursuit of the truth leads her to Beijing, Zimbabwe and Mozambique as she uncovers links to the use of Chinese slave labour in the construction of American transcontinental railways.
The chairman of the Cloud Mountain Paiute Tribe is dead after a wild night at an exclusive nightclub. Members of the victim's inner circle are not talking, which presents a challenge for the Las Vegas CSI team.
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Their first client is a nightmare. She is a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer before the cupcake killer ices someone else.
Alfonse Rinaldo, the City Hall fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix - and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down. But he won't tell McGill his motives, which doesn't quite square with the new company policy- but turning down Rinaldo is almost impossible to even contemplate.
Convicted murderer and drug baron Yusuf Kaya has escaped from Istanbul prison, apparently with inside help. Ikmen investigates Kaya's contacts in Istanbul, while Inspector Suleyman heads to Kaya's home town of Mardin, in the south east of Turkey. As Ikmen delves deeper and the body count rises, Suleyman discovers that Kaya has another wife in Mardin, an American woman heavily guarded by members of the Kaya clan. It's not long before the two Inspectors are caught up in a terrifying web of arms and drug running, terrorism, blackmail and murder.
When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit foods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them, injuring Inspector Cetin Ikmen in the process. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is not what his British colleagues were expecting.
Medieval mystery. Catherine LeVendeur is a creature of 12th century France. Catherine does not believe in magic but when bodies begin appearing, she must uncover the secrets of the witch in the well.
Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of Vegas's hottest tattoo shop, "The Painted Lady". In her spare time, she does some sleuthing. After Brett and company ink sin City's newest drag queens, they are invited to opening night at the glamorous Nylon and Tattoos show. It ends in disaster when a stranger with a Queen of Hearts tattoo fatally injures Britney Brassieres with a champagne cork. When another drag queen is found poisoned, it looks like someone is targeting Vegas's fabulous femmes.
Nights out are hard to come by for new mommy Kate Connelly. When Kate and her husband are invited to a dinner cruise hosted by her new mommy club, ROO & YOU, they jump at it. When the president of the club takes a deadly spill, everyone becomes a suspect and Kate is on deck to solve the mystery.
As San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates a high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed - a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be "huge." Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.
When a 13 year old boy, a sex slave of the brothel keeper Jericho Phillips, is found in the river with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination.
The party fears that Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who was likely one of Mao's mistresses - a woman suspected of being Mao's own granddaughter - has recently quit her job, moved into a luxury apartment, and, without any visible means of support, become a part of a new social set centered around the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. What they fear is that, somehow, she has inherited some artifact or material related to Mao that will, when made public, prove embarrassing. Even though there is no evidence that such even exists, Chen has been charged to infiltrate her social circle, determine if the feared material exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly.
Military wife, mom, and professional organizer Ellie Avery's idyllic new suburban home is transformed into a hotbed of criminal investigation when she stumbles upon two dead bodies in her new neighbourhood.
The sole heir to a media empire, Rail Black has a need for excitement coupled with an oversized sense of justice, which impelled him into Delta Force. and why, now, caught in gridlock on the world's busiest freeway, he comes to the rescue of a naked woman escaping from a van. This act pulls him into a decades-old international conspiracy of greed, rare treasures, and human depravity. But no matter how powerful and well-armed, his adversaries can't escape Rail's wrath as he races into the darkness surrounding the American government's most astonishing secret: the City of War.
Mma Ramotswe's tiny white van has developed a disturbing noise. So Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, her mechanic husband, sells it and replaces it with a new vehicle -- one with no character. Her quest to recover it is only one of a number of her current concerns.
When the mutilated body of a fourth victim is found in one of Ulan Bataar's most expensive hotels, Nergui, the former head of Mongolia's Serious Crimes squad, is no closer to catching the killer and will accept any help he can get. Drew McLeish, a senior British CID officer and no stranger to the savage side of human nature, is sent out to lend his expertise to the investigation. From the abandoned factories of the city's decaying suburbs to the icy expanse of the barren steppes, Nergui and McLeish follow a trail of the dead.
Lake Warren's working as a marketing consultant at the Advanced Fertility Center alongside the attractive, flirtatious Dr. Keaton. The morning after their one-night stand, she finds Keaton with his throat slashed. In order not to jeopardize her divorce case for custody of her children, she's forced to lie to the police. Having just been intimate with a man who has been murdered, and wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own investigation.
When a Minnesota teen is kidnapped, Doc Ford is given an unthinkable ultimatum, and only 36 hours to act on it. There is something unusual about the kidnapped victim that his captors do not even know, twisting this deadly game out of control in ways no one can imagine.
Doc Ford and two friends are on a dive in a Florida Lake when a cave collapses, trapping Doc's friends. Coming ashore to get help he runs into two men, criminals, who are there to find a legendary plane wreck, said to be filled with Cuban treasury gold. They give him the choice -- help them or his friends will die, and then Doc will die too.