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.
When local football coach and hero Tim Duffy is accused of improper behavior, lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles investigates, following a trail of obsession and murder that may lead to her own doorstep.
China's half-brother is opening up old wounds, trying to investigate their father's supposedly accidental death, and her husband is taking on the case. Then, in a patch of yucca plants, she finds a body-cause of death unknown. Many residents of Pecan Springs live seemingly simple lives that hide complex and dangerous pasts, and it appears the victim was one of them. Now, while unraveling secrets that hit close to home, China must set the record straight-and find a killer.
Dr. Alexandra Blake, geneticist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, is forced to put her research on hold. Across the country, women near military bases are turning up dead, their corpses covered in strange tattoos. The more Alex studies the case, the more disturbing questions she has about the killer's motives. And when a new headline-making murder strikes particularly close to home, suddenly everyone around Alex - her boss, the Feds, even her congressman boyfriend - becomes suspect.
After Ramon found the body of a young girl in a field, a girl whom he'd only admired from afar, Loma Grande's rumour-mills decided that they were far closer, that she was his girlfriend. Now these same gossips have chosen a likely killer and now demand that Ramon redeem his manhood by taking vengeance.
Tampa, 1955: the bludgeoning death of mob boss Charlie Wall sends shock waves through the community. Cops, reporters and mobsters all contend to learn the truth behind the killing.
After his release from a Cuban prison and subsequent stay with one of the most viscious and wealthiest drug lords, Tony Montana sets sail for America for a life that promises glory and tragedy in equal measure.
After a terrifying ordeal at the hands of a deranged killer, Joe Lucessi is back in New York and back on the force. But his son is still going off the rails and his wife still cannot forgive him for bringing a murderer into their home. Then he finds himself on the trail of another killer, someone with a deep hatred for liars and mutilates their teeth as his calling card.
Veterinarian Jessica Popper escapes to the land of hula, hibiscus, and geckos for a professional conference. She befriends an ambitious young reporter whose body later washes up on the sand - and someone thinks Jess holds the clue to the killer's motive. There's no end of suspects among the exotic flora and fauna, from the victim' s journalistic rivals and a mystery boyfriend to an eccentric beachcomber and a governor's aide with ties to a controversial biotech firm bringing progress to paradise.
Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are looking forward to living at the family estate of Pemberley as they await the birth of their first child. Secrets of the past and intrigues of the present threaten their peacefulness and security when a mysterious letter arrives.
DS Fry and DC Cooper investigate when a housefire that kills a mother and two of her children is linked to the assassination of a harmless middle-aged woman living alone in a Peake District village. The clues lead across Europe and then back to Derbyshire, via an historic texile mill converted into a shopping village.
Two bodies are found in the hills of southern Austria. Inspector Felix Kimmel, an officer with the Austrian Gendarmerie, loses the case to the Kripo from Graz. The following day the family who reported the bodies perishes in a house fire. It's hinted that Felix might be next.
A hair trim for Carole puts her at a murder scene. The hairdresser's young assistant is found stangled by a hairdryer cord. The victim's boyfriend has disappeared. On the other hand, the owner of a rival hairdressing chain, may have had a relationship with the victim.
Out of print for 40 years. What beautiful 18-year-old would want to spend her life taking care of an invalid? Not Shirley Angela. But that's the life she was trapped in - until she met Jack. Now the two have a plan to put the old man out of his misery and walk away with a suitcase full of cash. But there's nothing like money to come between lovers - money, and other women.
[CANADIAN AUTHOR]. When NewPro Stock collapses, Taylor and her husband Alan lose millions, forcing them to sell their home and business. But they're not going down without a fight. They're determined to track down the the mastermind behind the enormous fraud - but if they're going to pin the elusive Brand down and recover their money, they're going to need an ingenious - and very risky plan of their own.
After Matthew's wife is kidnapped, he receives no ransom demands - just a threat that if he goes to the police she will lose the baby she is carrying - and then Matthew will lose her. Unable to talk to anyone in authority, he turns to the only help he can find - Monk, an ex-con.
Pussy Welles led a wild, dangerous and manipulative life. But now she is dead, and Wycliffe must find her murderer.
Bullying and persecution among a group of schoolgirls leads to violent retribution and a race against time for Wycliffe.
Ariel, the young cousin of Ellie Haskell's husband, asks Ellie to investigate some strange events at the house that her family has recently bought with their lottery winnings. The kindly cook, Mrs. Cake, has suffered a mysterious fall down the stairs, and a visiting vicar has keeled over dead while drinking a cup of tea. And one of the neighbours turns out to be Ellie's husband's glamorous old flame, whom Ellie finds more menacing than any cold-blooded killer.
The Alligator is a former convict turned detective with a thirst for truth and justice. His new client, Mariano Giraldi, says his wife has been kidnapped and he wants her found. Twenty days have elapsed since the kidnapping and Giraldi hasn't even reported it to the police. Something is wrong here, and the Alligator is determined to find out what. Recommended.
Abby's sister Lisa, a brilliant young scientist, has disappeared in the middle of an Alaskan snowstorm. Her cabin has been ransacked, and her research material is nowhere to be found. Abby is sure her sister is out there, battling cold and terror, while her enemies circle. Risking her own life, Abby begins the dangerous task of finding Lisa before someone else gets to her.
Sitting quietly, sipping coffee in New York City, Jack Reacher seems to be in the right place at the right time to stop a ransom request gone wrong and help a haunted man with a military past similar to his own. But while a powerful employer is turning Reacher loose with a vengeance, Reacher soon realizes that the only way to find the truth - and save an innocent life - is to do it the way he does it best - the hard way. Recommended.
When the parents return home, they find the babysitter unconscious on the floor and the 3 year old twins Kathy and Kelly gone. Only one twin is returned after the ransom was paid. Kathy keeps telling her mother, "Kelly is crying." The mother is guided by the telepathic communication between the twins to help her find the abducted missing twin.
As an antiques dealer, Josie Prescott knows how to make an honest assessment, and she's about to land her largest account. But when the owner of the collection is found stabbed to death, Josie's fingerprints are all over his possessions - and the murder weapon.
Entertainment agent Myron Bolitar, determined to help keep his friends' children safe, makes two neighborhood girls promise him: if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him. The call comes several nights later, at 2:00 am. He picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives. The next day, the girl's parents discover that their daughter is missing - and that Myron was the last person to see her. Now, he's going to have to resume an old, dangerous style of life in order to find the missing girl.
Dec 31, 1999: the last day of the millenium - the security services are looking for DC Karen Sharpe, and if she cannot pull her shattered personality together, it may also be the last day of her life.
A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from a forensics course to lead a politically-motivated investigation into a 20-year-old murder using cutting-edge DNA technology. But the situation turns out to be a little more dicey than it seems.
An anti-globalization group plans to artificially trigger a polar shift to give the world's industrial nations a jolt. Things start to go badly when it's learned that the shift is irreversible. The NUMA Special Assignments Team is called into action.
An unidentifiable woman is found on a roadside - beaten into a coma and raped. Two years later her condition is downgraded to persistent vegetative state and Chief Superintendent Frances Harman is assigned to investigate. Fran verges on overload as she takes on more and more responsibilities - her parents, this case, the abduction of a child, the disappearance of her only witness, and the growing affection that she and her long-time colleague Mark Turner seem to share for one another.
Second in the swashbuckling Musketeers mystery series. Aramis's lover-a Spanish noblewoman and childhood friend of the Queen-has been murdered, and the Musketeer has been accused of the crime. Now it's up to Athos, Porthos, and D'Artagnan to clear their friend's name.
A fire in the middle of the night claims the life of one of Emma's neighbours. Sheriff Milo Dodge suspects murder and arson, and rumors fly from the Burger Barn and Mugs Ahoy to the Grocery Basket and the Venison Inn. Some swear the Rafferty marriage was crumbling. Others hint at stock fraud. A few mention momentary sightings of a possibly mad recluse known as Old Nick. But neither Emma nor Vida - her fearless House & Home editor - suspects the unbelievable truth.
While inspecting the site he's generously set aside for the town's new library, local billionaire Franklin Harrington is inexplicably blown to bits! Since the surviving Harringtons are more inclined to build pricey condos on the designated land, Miss Zukas attempts to convince the dead philanthropist's dysfunctional clan to honour Franklin's wishes. But delving too deeply into Harrington affairs could prove fatal.
Summer, 314 AD, and Rome is shocked by a series of violent abductions. The sons and daughters of the powerful are kidnapped and held for ransom. At the same time, veteran soldiers who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being murdered. And their corpses are mutilated in a barbaric way just like that practised by the Picts against whom they fought so many years ago.
Florida serial killer Serge Storm hops a transcontinental flight to straighten out Hollywood once and for all. Meanwhile, in Burbank, production of what may become the most expensive flop in Tinseltown history is interrupted by the brazen abduction of the female lead. Meanwhile, a couple of midwestern dreamers head west for their shot at fame -- and find it at the center of a celebrity murder investigation. And even more meanwhile, infamous studio heads Ian and Mel Glick continue to produce juggernaut high-grossing dreck, casting-couch perversion, and cocaine hijinks. But there's more. Much more. How is the Japanese mafia involved? The Alabama mafia? Is the castrating cult throwing a membership party? Will Coleman survive his binge at the Belushi hotel? Who can defuse the nuclear bomb?
Midnight Louie and his roommate Temple Barr investigate after an aerial magical act - performed in a Las Vegas hotel right above an exhibition of the treasures of the Russian Czars - ends in death.
Rare book dealer, ex-homicide cop, and private eye Cliff Janeway is tempted out of his bookstore into the world of horseracing. Janeway goes to Idaho to look at some rare first-editon books owned by horse trainer J.R. Geiger. Mr. Gieger turns up dead and Janeway is off to the California races at Golden Gate Fields in search of Gieger's killer.
June, 1917: Douglas Konig, formerly a detective with the London Police, is sent to investigate the case against a young English soldier accused of murdering an officer. He must conduct his investigation amid the hell of the 3rd Battle of Ypres and sees both the witnesses and evidence he needs disappearing into the mud that surrounds him. Recommended.
PI Grace Smith, lacking clients, takes a job with Seatoun's Tourist Board. She must dress up as the Easter Bunny. She comes to learn that children love to torment dumb creatures, even those standing 6 feet tall. She's quick, therefore, to accept a new client whose son is receiving threatening letters. The woman wants Grace to find the sender. It won't be long before she wishes she'd kept the bunny gig.
Visiting her old friends Judge Jack and Meg Duffy in Arizona, Jessica watches their foster son hit the winning run for the Mesa Rattlers in a AA league playoff game. She and the Duffys are thrilled at Ty Ramos's success, but team owner Harrison Bennett is not. His son Junior and Ty are bitter rivals, and the tension at the team dinner later that evening threatens to empty the dugouts. By the next morning, Junior Bennett is dead, and Ty is the prime suspect.
Defense attorneys Zack Wilson and Terry Tallach have just walked into the wrong courtroom at the wrong time, where a man is shooting a gun into a crowd that includes Zack's innocent young son. But until the last second, there's hope. While a woman detective desperately races through the city streets to stop a sadistic serial killer, while a puzzle of lies, madness, and brutal manipulation comes together, two men are out of time - for everything but the truth....
Napoleon is at the gate of the ancient walled city of Lucca, Italy. Near London Mabel Flinchurst witnesses a man enter a church and slit his own throat. When her good friend, a vagrant boy named Toby, is kidnapped, she finds herself caught up in an incomprehensible conspiracy - unaware of its connection to the fate of a small Italian City.
Intellectual property lawyer Jake Mishkin finds himself at the center of a lethal conspiracy. It all began with a fire in an antiquarian bookstore. Hidden in the binding of one of the volumes is a cache of encrypted letters written by a 17th century British soldier and spy. If they can be deciphered, the letters will lead to one of the most valuable items in the world.
An Indian shaman called Moie arrives in south Florida, armed only with a bag of totems and the fearsome power of Jaguar, his god. When affluent Miami businessmen begin to die in gruesome fashion, the local police are baffled by the lack of clues -- other than the massive, catlike footprints that appear at the scene of each murder. They turn to retired police detective Jimmy Paz for help.
While investigating the sighting of a mountain lion in L.A.'s Griffith Park, Eve comes across the body of a teenage boy - the son of a Russian emigre scientist - who has been shot to death execution-style. Was his murder a random act of violence, the result of a teenage love triangle, or the work of the Russian Mafia?
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is targeted by ruthless criminals while tying to recover an eighth-century Tang Dynasty silver box-with an alchemical formula for the elixir of immortality etched on the inside of the lid. The rare item holds the key not only to the mysterious death of a museum curator, but to Lara's own survival.
Max has disappeared. His car has been found on a remote road - with a murder weapon in the trunk and a beautiful but very dead young woman nearby. As the evidence against Max continues to mount, chief of police Billy Cameron risks his career to continue the hunt for a silver car briefly seen following Max's on the night of the murder, and Annie is forced to go undercover in a desperate attempt to clear her husband's name.
When retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (Henrie O) responds to a former lover's call for help, she discovers that the flame of love, once kindled, is never completely extinguished, even aboard a murder-filled Baltic cruise.
When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.
She's a Winnebago driving, pistol packing sixty something year old - and she's back, with her mini Dachshund Stretch. She's Maxie McNabb - and criminals from the frigid Iditarod Trail to the scorching Southwest had better beware. This time, before leaving New Mexico's lovely warmth, Maxie sets out to turn one on-edge town back into a peaceful pueblo.
No sooner has sixty-something RVer Maxie McNabb returned to Alaska after 9 months on the road than a pleading phone call sends her flying to Hawaii. Because Karen Bailey, hobbled by an accident, needs Maxie's help packing up her house. But within hours of Maxie's arrival, a prowler tries to break in and someone sabotages the plumbing. It doesn't take long before Maxie concludes that Karen is hiding something.
Murder arrives in Farberville Kansas at a Renaissance Fair, a murder that Claire Malloy finds curious.
Special Agent Paul Chavasse's investigation into the murder of a gangland boss uncovers a deadly conspiracy that reaches throughout the world and leads to the doors of some very ruthless and powerful men-and they aren't about to let Chavasse interfere with their plans.
The wife of the governor of Minnesota is, as it happens, an old girl friend of Mac McKenzie. She turns to him for help after receiving an anonymous email that threatens her husband's presidential ambitions. Did he once kill his high school sweetheart? Mac will find out.
The body of a successful designer is found in a Dublin canal. The Gardai call it misadventure, but the victim's brother believes otherwise and turns to rookie PIs John Quigly and Sarah Kenny.
Young MI6 agent Paul Aston is sent to investigate a new, horrific set of London bombings. Tearing away layers of corruption, betrayal and murder he closes in on the culprit - someone who knows every trick in the book, someone with a deep seething hatred of MI6.
Two young lovers vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. They're found three days later in the Malibu mountains after a terrifying ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. But their story is exposed as a hoax, and Alex Delaware is given the job of psychological assessment. But then the young woman is murdered - and the young man disappears.
Patty Bigelow, the adoptive mother of Tanya, one of Alex Delaware's patients, makes a deathbed confession of murder. He enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred. Armed with only the vaguest details, psychologist and cop follow a trail twisting from L.A.'s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanya's nomadic and increasingly puzzling life to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate broker; and a brilliant, enigmatic physics student.
M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof - although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to to quell the clamor - and listen for a voice with the answers...
An SAS friend is kidnapped, and threatened with execution. The government refuses to negotiate. There is only one option. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must put himself in the firing line in the most dangerous city in the world - Baghdad.
Commissario Brunetti investigates a cantankerous glass factory owner named Giovanni De Cal who has been heard in the bars of Murano making violent threats about his son-in-law Marco Ribetti. Then one morning the body of De Cal's bookish night watchman is found in front of the blazing furnace. Could the old man have killed him? The dead man's annotated copy of Dante's Inferno, found at the scene of the crime, may contain the clues Brunetti needs to solve the murder as well as uncover who is ruining the waters of Venice's lagoon.
London, 1670. Commissioned to design a new house for merchant Francis Polegate, Christopher Redmayne is pleased that everything has gone well. To celebrate, Polegate throws a party and invites Redmayne as an honoured guest, along with his sweetheart, Susan, and her father, Sir Julius Cheever MP. But the party comes to an abrupt end when a guest is murdered upon leaving the house. With blood staining the step of his new creation, Redmayne feels involved. With the help of his friend, Constable Jonathan Bale, and his brother, Henry, Redmayne vows to bring the killer to justice. But the victim was well-liked with no known enermies. Could it have been a case of mistaken identity? If so, who was the intended target?
Once Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best - until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Now she must confront a new monster, a killer who videotaped his latest crime - an act of horror that left a child motherless - then sent a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett.
Savannah Reid is playing reluctant host to her assistant's cousin Abigail, in town for an unwanted free makeover, complete with plastic surgery at the illustrious luxury spa Emerge. Coincidentally, Savannah's detective friend Dirk brings her in on his latest case, the abduction of plastic surgeon Suzette Du Bois, co-owner of Emerge. Savannah is on the case and what she discovers may reveal the ugly world of the beauty business.
Kate Moran, 30, is an FBI agent. The day before she is due to marry her fiance, he and his twelve year old daughter are abducted and murdered by Constantine Gamal, otherwise known as The Devil's Disciple, a serial killer obsessed with black magic and ritualistic double killings. When Gamal is sentenced to death she thinks the nightmare is over. But just before his execution he promises he will return, not in hell but in this life, and destroy her. Now the double killings have started again.
Two members on the committee to hear her doctoral dissertation are brutally attacked, the case on the supposedly deceased Geoff Travers is reopened, and fellow student Dora Simpson is abducted while working on a vertebrate fossil quarry. Geologist Frankie MacFarlane seeks answers to her puzzles in the Mojave Desert and Cady Mountains.
When soap-making queen Contessa New Berne is murdered in Ben Perkins' family-owned custom soap shop, he discovers his girlfriend had a history with the Contessa - and a reason to want her dead.
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Istanbul. A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart. Could he be a victim of the Peeper, a murderer whose target up until now has been gay men? The body of the man is delivered to forensics, but it is entirely clean. Has someone tampered with it? Inspector Mehmet Suleyman finds himself under increasing pressure from his contact at the Turkish secret service to keep his findings to himself.
A sting goes awry and FBI agent Nick Pellisante finds himself with two dead agents - and without the mob boss known as "The Electrician". He joins forces with Andie Echevera, a juror from a landmark case against the Mafia Don where the legal system failed with devastating results. The two will become Judge and Jury for the Electrician.
Lt. Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate when patients begin inexplicably dying in the San Francisco Medical Center.
DI Charlie Priest is content with his work and home life with new girlfriend, La Gazelle. But then a mysterious death puts Charlie and his team under pressure to discover a killer's motive. Charlie himself is a suspect and then, even worse, La Gazelle is kidnapped.
Last volume in the series: the guns fall silent in November 1918 and the Reavley siblings learn the identity of the man who murdered their parents. But to what are Joseph, Mathew and Judith returning? Britain, its Empire, and the world are changed forever.
Emerson thinks he knows where Tutankhamon's tomb is located and tries desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights in the East Valley of the Kings. But his interest in the site makes his rivals all the more determined to keep the Emerson clan away. They return to Luxor to prepare to continue their dig in the less promising West Valley - and to watch from the sidelines as Carter and Carnarvon "discover" King Tut's tomb. But then Emerson and his son, Ramses, find themselves lured into a trap by a strange group of villains demanding "Where is he?" Who, they wonder, is "he", and why must "he" be found?
A decade ago, artist Peter Faust murdered a woman and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Today, unrepentant and living in L.A., he's become a cult celebrity among the radical fringe. When one of his fans appears to be stalking him, he hires rogue security consultant Abby Sinclair for protection. Unfortunately for Abby, her longtime adversary, FBI agent Tess McCallum, also gets drawn into the case. Both are about to discover the true meaning of evil.
Lois Meade turns to her old ally Chief Inspector Hunter Cowgill when she notices that someone is killing not just the pets of her neighbours - but the neighbours themselves.
Convict Cody Williams, dying, summons the man who jailed him to set the record straight. Alex Rorke, now a private eye, will have to make a terrible choice when he learns that one of Cody Williams' victims might still be alive.
Meet Jenny T. Partridge, founder of Ogden, Utah's premier school for budding prima - and not-so-prima - ballerinas. For Jenny, dealing with difficult stage mothers is business as usual...until murder cuts in. When the obnoxious mother of Jenny's most talented student meets her maker - courtesy of poisoned cookie dough purchased through the Academy's fund-raiser - Jenny must dance as fast as she can to clear her name.
Carolyn Sullivan is back, this time to deal with Carl Holden, a recently released from prison murderer and rapist whom she helped put away. Holden has a special visit of revenge to make...to Carolyn herself. Meanwhile, a brand new onslaught of murders sends Sullivan on a dangerous path of investigation involving her family and a mysterious new stranger named Marcus Knight.
Jan Fabel, of the Hamburg murder squad, seeks a serial killer whose every crime is a grisly reference to a fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.
NYPD sketch artist Nate Rodriguez finds a clever, visually oriented killer turning his colleagues against him.
Serial killer Earl Sykes, hungry for revenge, is out of jail and has set his sights on Lt. Kelly O'Shaunisy, the daughter of his captor. When young women begin to disappear from a seaside boardwalk, Kelly can't make headway on the case and is forced to accept the help of Sherry Moore, a blind psychic who can see the last 18 seconds of a murder victim's life by touching the corpse.
March, 1896. Motherhood and work as a private detective don't easily go hand-in-hand, but Vanessa has been kept busy by a string of requests asking for her help in solving troubling cases. It is not often, though, that her investigations involve violent death... Three sombre professors come in search of her help, but when they explain the circumstances surrounding their colleague's murder, she begins to doubt whether her modest capabilities will be enough to solve the mystery.
A cobra has been discovered in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood pressure readings are being recorded there. And it appears as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, is something other than she seems.
Arkady Renko returns to Moscow and encounters a nostalgia for the good old days of Stalin and a group of reactionaries attempting to create a groundswell for a new dictatorship.
A Madrid physics teacher is drawn into a project that attempts to use quantum physics to see the past. The first experiments are successful, but then things start going wrong.
A health spa complete with tofu turkey and "Dress for Sexcess" lectures is the last place school psychologist Skye Denison wants to spend Thanksgiving. But when her best friend Trixie Frayne convinces her to take a complimentary weekend at the new Scumble River Spa, Skye accepts her fate and prepares to be slathered, wrapped, and roasted - until a murder ruins the good time.
College professor Sally Alder becomes involved when Charlie, one of her students, disappears. The police immediately start to look for the girl after her abusive father is found murdered, and so does Sally. The more Sally discovers, the less convinced she is that Charlie is guilty.
1902 Vienna is terrorized by a serial killer. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhard summons Dr. Max Liebermann, a young disciple of Freud, for help. Psychoanalysis leads them into the world of Vienna's secret societies, an underworld of German literary scholars, race theorists and evolutionary scientists.
A psychological thriller. Since one evening in 1967 Thomas Penmarsh has lived in a house by the sea, sleeping by a barred window that looks down on the cats in the garden. Then Cousin Esmond comes back and rescues Thomas from his despair. But now Alice wants to come home too, but if she comes she will reawaken the old memories.
A family death returns two boys to a fatal game played in an overgrown vicarage garden in 1964.
When it is learned that the wreck of a Knockhaven lifeboat with the loss of all three of its crew is no accident, DI Marjory Fleming and her team sift through a small Scottish community looking for the killer.
Navajo police investigator Ella Clah receives a mysterious package in the mail that the murder of a Navajo member of the New Mexico National Guard was not just a carjacking gone wrong. When the FBI cannot decrypt the message, Ella realizes that she must use Navajo lore to decode it.
February AD 668 - Fidelma Of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony, an Abbott is found murdered. Soon Fidelma discovers that the Abbott is not the pious man he was thought to be - indeed many of the guests have cause to hate him. It is a long weekend of suspicion, fear and more death before Fidelma and Eadu]f are able to reveal the truth behind these shocking events.
1235: Brother Petroc, a novice monk, is framed by a sinister Templar Knight for the murder of a church official and the theft of a relic. He runs for his life - until his best friend Will is killed by the Knight. He now devotes himself to restitution, trusting his fate to an enigmatic relic-hunter and scoundrel.
Late 19th century Chicago. Children are disappearing in Ransom's city. His one lead is an all-too real monster known only as the Leather Apron killer.
Another foolhardy Cambridge college climber has died attempting Harding's Folly. This time it's John Talentire, one of the brightest young dons at St. Agatha's and the verdict is accident, compounded by idiocy. But Imogen Quy can't help wondering how such a clever young man died so stupidly.
New York journalist Bailey Weggins gets a new job at the gossip magazine Buzz. It starts inauspiciously, however, when she finds her boss bludgeoned with a blunt object.
In 1987 Sheila Shand received a suspended sentence for the murder of her sadistic father Leslie. Years later investigative journalist Amy Vaughan discovers documents that suggest she is related to the Shands and that there is more to the murder of Leslie than the police ever unearthed, including two long-buried skeletons near the family's home.
Seville homicide detective Javier Falcon is called to a city dump where a body has been discovered. The investigation is interrupted when an explosion destroys an apartment building and a massive operation is launched to find Islamic terrorists. Falcon, however, has other ideas. Recommended.
McCarthy-era Hollywood: John Ray Horn agrees to help Owen Bruder, a brilliant screenwriter accused of having belonged to the Communist Party. If Horn can discover Bruder's secret accuser, they might have a chance to clear his name.
NYPD Art Theft detective Clay Ryder is called in when a priceless Van Gogh arrives - unexpectedly - at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has been missing since World War II. His investigation into its provenance attracts the attention of both Israel's Mossad and an international crime kingpin with unlimited cash.
Canadian author. Metropolitan newspaper writer Zack Walker finds a dead body strapped to the bondage cross in the basement dungeon of his friend, dominatrix Trixie Snelling. Now Zack is implicated in a murder, Trixie is missing, and everything he thought he knew about his friend, his town, even his own marriage, reveals a darker side. Zack's twisted trail to the truth will lead to a long unsolved triple homicide, bikers, drug wars, and a stone cold killer hell bent on revenge. It's a story that's already cost him his job and possibly his wife, and, if Zack's not very lucky, it will cost him his life.
DI Charlie Peace and his wife Felicity are not pleased when Felicity's novelist father moves to their Yorkshire village. Not long after he arrives and surrounds himself with adoring females, a body is found. Suddenly Felicity herself is a murder suspect. Peace is not officially part of the case, but it is clear his skills are needed.
John Cardinal's wife Catherine, after a long battle with severe depression, apparently takes her own life. He is devastated, but does not begin to suspect murder until hateful notes about her death begin to appear in the mail. He enlists the help of Catherine's psychiatrist to find the truth behind this and behind some of the others in an alarming rash of suicides in Algonquin Bay.
When ranch owner Opal Scarlett goes missing her two sons struggle for control of her multi-million-dollar empire. Game Warden Joe Pickett looks into Opal's disappearance and finds himself the target of a stranger who looks eerily familiar. It begins to dawn on Joe that the Scarlett family feud is the least of his problems. Someone with a very personal grudge has a vicious debt to collect and wants Joe to pay with his job, his home, maybe even with his family and his blood.
A friendless old miser, banker Lawrence Boyd, is found dead at home. Called to the scene, Inspector Witherspoon is lucky to have Mrs. Jeffries's help - since the list of suspects includes just about everyone Boyd's ever met.
A group of 9 primary school friends find themselves reunited twenty years later. One is dead, one in intensive care and another in custody charged with murder. And the others are all somewhere on the fringes of the investigation.
Violence and tension along the US-Mexican border is due to battles between rival drug lords and an increased flow of immigrants. The US has executed Operation Rampart directed by Major Jason Richter and Task Force TALON to combat the threat. Soon Richter and his force are assigned to the FBI to investigate the murders of several Border Patrol agents. This mission could become an all out guerilla war.
Set once again in Sicily, Camilleri's newest work pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from a gunshot wound, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strnagest culprit he's ever hunted
Sofie Metropolis is hot on the trail of a missing pet ferret--wait, aren't those illegal in New York City? - and a missing dry cleaner. Apparently he was laundering more than just clothes - which is where the handsome mobster Tony DiPiazza comes in. Too bad she won't back off the money-laundering and kidnapping (or is it murder?) investigation.
Photojournalist Mike Burke pursues a man with a diabolical plan for destroying America, a man driven by his obsession with a Native American visionary and guided by the secret notebooks of Nikola Tesla
After World War II Alaska is chosen as the homeland for the Jews. In Yiddish-speaking "Alyeska" Orthodox gangs roam the streets of Sitka, where Detective Meyer Landsman discovers the corpse of a heroin-addled chess prodigy. Despite protests from Berko, his half-Tlingit, half-Jewish partner, Meyer is determined to unsnarl the meaning behind the murder. Even if that means surrendering his badge and his dignity to the chief of Sitka's homicide unit - his ex-wife, Bina.
After he learns that Calvin Franz, a former MP, was dropped out a Bell helicopter, Jack Reacher reassembles the special investigation unit he headed for the army. Three others members have also died.
The prosecutor who pursues a high profile rape against the sons of powerful men is being pressured to back off. He is threatened with the revelation of his role in the deaths of some young campers decades earlier.
As professor Robert Pendleton convalesces from a suicide attempt, a novel found hidden in his basement is published and is hailed as a masterpiece - until questions begin to be asked about the uncanny resemblance between Pendleton's fictional crime and a real-life, unresolved local murder. World-weary detective John Ryder investigates.
Bosch and rookie partner Iggy Ferras arrive at a Mulholland Drive murder scene and come into conflict with a special FBI unit. Headed by former flame Rachel Walling, they try to usurp his case on grounds of national security. Bosch refuses to back down.
Private detective Charlie Parker's fifth case begins when he is hired to protect a woman against a stalker. The woman is the daughter of a psychiatrist who disappeared after it was learned that harm was suffered by children in his care. The stalker believes that the psychiatrist can tell the truth about the fate of his own missing daughter.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs must stop a serial killer known as the Watchmaker, whose obsession with time drives him to plan his carnage with the precision of a fine timepiece. While the cat-and-mouse search for the killer proceeds, Amelia must balance her efforts to catch the Watchmaker with her job as lead detective on the first homicide case of her own, in which she unearths shocking revelations from the past that threaten to undermine her very relationship with Lincoln.
Inspector Ann Lindell, looking for the missing Professor Hindersten, turns up the corpses of two elderly men, neither of them the missing academic. One of the professor's colleagues believes there is a link between the disappearance and the murders. But as the pressure on Lindell increases dramatically, she is shocked to discover that the killer has many more diabolical schemes in store.
Intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day. Counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp leads a daring commando raid into the tribal areas of Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. In a subterranean room, Rapp and his team discover plans for a nuclear attack on New York City. Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, and within a few hours, the danger has been averted. Or has it?
Benni has a busy Christmas season coming up: a famously reclusive artist is about to put her quilting museum on the map and her daunting mother-in-law and her new husband are visiting. And then her boss, Constance Sinclair, demands she investigate the death of a local socialite.
Ruby McGavin is shocked to learn, after her husband dies, that she's inherited part of a cattle ranch in California. More shocking still is the family - very much alive - that he told her had died years ago. She's going to have to look into this.
Patients who received organs at Community Genera begin dying of West Nile-related illnesses, and Dr. Jesse Travis is suspected as being at fault...Dr. Mark Sloan knows his friend isn't to blame - and he soon uncovers a conspiracy of greed and personal revenge that may mean the end of his career.
Their marriage on the rocks, James and Cora Bevan flew to Jamaica for a last chance at patching things up. But in the slums of Kingston James found himself fighting for his life - while Cora found her own path to destruction, in the arms of another man.
Istanbul, 1836. Just before the Sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. The Eunuch Yashim is selected to search the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets for those responsible. With the help of the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother, he comes to focus on the Janissaries, the empire's elite soldiers who ten years before were crushed by the Sultan. Are they staging a brutal comeback?
Meet Emma Diamond: novice bridge player, recent widow, and the kind of person who never leaves her grocery cart sitting willy nilly in the parking lot. And now, after a vile woman in her new neighborhood in Houston is poisoned during a bridge game, Emma has a new identity: amateur detective.
Famous poet Kirsten Waller is found dead in her bath in a lonely Cornish cottage. Her daughter Sam refuses to accept the suicide verdict. She believes her mother's death is somehow related to the poem she had been working on, The Murder Bird.
After more than 20 years, PI Ed Loy returns from L.A. to Dublin for his mother's funeral. When an old friend asks him to investigate the disappearance of her husband, he finds an old photograph of his own long-missing father on the man's boat. Recommended.
Cuba in the twilight of the Castro regime: The lives of two women are intertwined on a search for people they believe to be on the island along with that of a former Black Panther who has been living in exile in Havana since the revolution. As their lives intersect, needs, desires, and personal loyalties are revealed and it becomes clear that the three may not be allies in their quest for a release from the past.
Although warned not to go to the police after he witnesses a vicious murder, a young man makes a statement to DS Roy Grace. And now a photograph of the young man's family, looking good dead, has been posted on the internet. Recommended.
After 13 year old Agnes Fisher faints at school two stereoscopic photographs are discovered in her desk that reveal she has been sexually exploited. William Murdoch resolves to hunt down the photographer - and to put him behind bars.
In 1858 a young woman on her honeymoon is forcibly abducted and taken across the border from Canada and sold into slavery. 35 years later, the repercussions arrive in the form of murders among Toronto's small "coloured" community.
Long Island, New York. The police are talking about suicides. But a handful of people suspect something darker is going on. One is a college teacher drowning himself in booze and dangerous sex. One is a former high school football star who wants a second chance. And between them is a mysterious private investigator who believes that a beautiful, amoral young woman is connected to the killings. Soon, things will spin out of control. Clues will point in all the wrong directions. Then, it will be up to a few lost souls - men and women who know all about monsters - to bring a killer into the light.
Vancouver author. A distinguished psychiatrist who specialized in anger management has been killed, battered and broken almost beyond recognition as though his unknown killer had been driven by a ferocious rage that had exploded madly out of control. For Dr. Joel Ashman, who consults as a profiler for Seattle Homicide, the shocking crime strikes particularly close to home. Not only was the victim a fellow psychiatrist, but Kolberg was also his former partner and mentor--he was practically a second father to Joel, who soon finds himself the target of a faceless stalker as well.
Exeter, 1195. Crowner John is called to investigate when a semiskeletalised body is found in the loft of an outhouse belonging to his brother-in-law Richard de Revelle. When the dead man is identified as the missing treasurer of the guild of Cordwainers, de Revelle immediately puts the blame on a young outlaw, a Cornish knight named Nicholas de Arundell, whose Devon manor he has illegally appropriated while Arundell was away at the Crusades three years earlier.
Is a retirement-home Romeo to blame for the mysterious deaths in Florida's most luxurious communities? Gladdy and her curious kibitzers will have to go undercover to find out - covering themselves with as many fancy-schmancy airs as possible. But with Gladdy's drama queen sister Evvie playing the role of a Palm Beach flirt, their fun and games turn deadly. For by the time the girls ID their perp, Evvie is in the arms of a killer - and loving it.
Peggy Lee is just about to deliver some endangered sunflowers to Darmus Appleby when a gas explosion blows out his door - and Peggy finds her fellow botanist dead on the kitchen floor. Two weeks later his brother dies, with an overpoweringly sweet purple hyacinth tucked in his pocket. Now Peggy must follow her nose - and some cryptic clues from an internet informant - to root out a killer before he strikes again.
Three men - a young Carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town - burst into a pediatrician's apartment, attack him, and take away his 18-month-old boy. Brunetti's investigation uncovers a story of infertility, desperation, and illegal dealings. At the same time, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Vianello, discovers a moneymaking scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. But it appears as if one of the pharmacists is after more than money. What secrets are in the records? And what has been done with them?
Set during the years of World War II this novel explores a new era for Leonard. The odd thing about Walter Schoen, German born, but now running a butcher shop in Detroit, he's a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmleer, head of the SS and the Gestapo. Walter is a member of a spy ring that sends US war production data to Germany and gives shelter to escaped German prisoners of war. Carl Webster, the Hot Kid of the Marshals Seervice is looking for Jurgen Schrenk, an escaped former Afrika Korps officer.
Jaine Austen joins the PMS club--a women's support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas to commiserate about love and life. Though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine does not take the warning literally - until another PMS member drops dead over a mouthful of the green stuff.
Nothing seems to be going right for the Grampian police. DS Logan McRae has been assigned two unsavoury dead-end cases - an unidentified body dumped outside the hospital, and a bestiality ring anonymously reported to the papers. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, the slightly scary WPC Jackie Watson, thinks she's finally collared the serial rapist who has been preying on women in the area for weeks. But when he's revealed to be a football legend and local hero, the case quickly goes sour.
Canadian author. Charlotte Adams, professional organizer, is digging through years of accumulated junk to find some important documents. Instead she finds her client, the meanest teacher in town, dead under a pile of the debris that plagued her. And there's no end to the list of suspects - starting with Charlotte herself.
Danny McCoy, head of security at the Montecito Resort and Casino, must deal with an assassination plan scheduled for the day a German business magnate is due to deliver a speech and spend some time at the gambling tables.
Sarasota lawyer Lilly Cleary agrees to defend two fervent environmentalists who are being sued for libeling an orange. In the Sunshine State, people take their citrus seriously - which is why, perhaps, one of the defendants is blown to bits right in front of her. Not one to take losing a case - or a client - lightly, Lilly will stop at nothing to get to the truth behind this and assorted other related murders.
1959: CIA operative Paul Christopher goes into the East on a mission that will confront him with figures from his boyhood in pre-war Berlin.
Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham is in the Lake District looking for a manuscript. Wordsworth is rumoured to have made a long narrative poem based on the Bounty mutiny. But as she pursues each new lead, death follows hard on her heels.
Adam, a nine-year-old autistic boy, is discovered hiding near the body of his classmate. But he can't tell the police what he saw or heard. Barely verbal on the best of days, Adam has retreated into the silent world that Cara, his mother, knows well. Cara, a single mother, has devoted her life to opening paths of communication between her son and the outside world. Now, she must interpret the changes in Adam's behavior to help him through the trauma, and to catch a killer.
8 years ago aide Wes Holloway put the chief executive's oldest friend, Ron Boyle, into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip was over, Wes permanently disfigured and Boyle dead. Or so Wes thought. Now Boyle has been spotted, alive, in Malaysia. How does the work of a crazed assassin tie in to a 200-year-old secret code created by Thomas Jefferson?
Brandon Vale is a career thief and is serving time for a crime he did not commit. Richard Scanlon, former FBI agent breaks him out of jail so that Brandon can steal the $250 million Scanlon needs to purchase nuclear warheads on the black market. Scanlon cannot convince the US government that the sale isn't a hoax. With the plan to hijack the truck that takes Las Vegas casino cash, Brandon realizes that the deal has higher stakes than he imagined.
18 months after her ordeal at the hands of the Stiletto Murderer, fashion model Makedde has steeled her nerve to confront him again at his trial. But her worst nightmare comes to life when the killer escapes, aided by an accomplice no one could have suspected.
Young student Mari moves among the secrets-haunted "night people" of Tokyo while her fashion model sister Yuri sleeps her way into oblivion. It becomes clear that Yuri's slumber is somehow tied to a businessman plagued by his brutalization of a Chinese prositute.
October 1940: undertaker Francis Hancock is called out to Epping Forest to attend on the corpse of a young gypsy girl. The Military Police are interested in the girl, and a man they claim is a German spy. Hancock discovers that there is someone lurking in the shadows who will stop at nothing to find out what the police are looking for.
FBI agent Vincent Piper must help call girl Celeste Young. Her brother is putting together an online sex blog but one by one the call girls are being murdered. He learns the American government is involved and his search for the truth takes him from New York and California to the streets of Soho to the bleak mudflats of the Norfolk coast.
Homicide detective Lt. John Driscoll must track a serial killer who leaves his victims displayed in grotesque tableauxs all over New York City.
When her best friend is arrested for the murder of her boyfriend's ex, soap writer Morgan Tyler gets into hot water for meddling. Then a veteran actor's return spells drama.
Christina Ryan, following a tormented, turbulent childhood, has reinvented herself to become strong, self reliant and in control. She is everything she ever wanted to be and nothing, not even a man, will ever be allowed to threaten that. But when love does enter her life, as unexpectedly as a mugging, it threatens this new personality she has worked so hard to create. And nothing can ever be allowed to do that. Control must be maintained and love must be on her terms. No matter how dreadful those terms might be.
John Marlin's views on gun control are about to be tested. Country and western superstar Mitch Campbell, addled by mushrooms, accidentally kills a Mexican gardener. He turns to the president of the Texas chapter of the National Weapons Alliance for help in covering up the killing.
Eve Dallas must learn why an acquaintance of her friend Mavis has gone missing while at the same time finding what is behind the murder of two young lovers, both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm, on the same night.
Decius is at an outdoor rally in Rome campaigning for election to the praetorship when a man named Fulvius arrives with a small army of hoodlums and begins to shout that Decius is a thief and worse. And then, the next morning Fulvius's body is found slashed to death on the steps of the basilica. Decius, with the help of his wife, Julia, and the ex-slave Hermes, must find the real killer.
Includes stories by Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Sara Paretsky, John Harvey, George Pelecanos, Eric Wright, Robert Sawyer, Jose Latour, Robert Barnard, Reginald Hill, and Val McDermid.
DI Alan Banks investigates the murder of a freelance music journalist which appears to be linked to a murder that occured more than 30 years ago.
Alisha Barba receives a message from an old school friend, Cate Beaumont, who is eight months preganant and in trouble. On the night they arrange to meet, Cate is mown down by a car that kills her husband instantly. As paramedics fight to save her life they discover there is no baby. Alisha's quest to understand will take her from the East End of London to Amsterdam's red light district and into a murky underworld of sex trafficking, slavery, and exploitation.
New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter agrees to return to Wisconsin to investigate the case of a young man arrested for murder. He finds himself face to face with a mysterious religious group.
The morning after Freud's 1909 arrival in America, a beautiful young woman is found dead in an apartment in one of the city's grand new skyscrapers, The Balmoral. The next day brings a similar crime in a townhouse on Gramercy Park. Only this time the young heiress, Nora Acton, escapes with her life - but with no memory of the attack. Asked to consult on the case, Dr. Younger calls on Freud to guide him through the girl's analysis.
Jan Fabel and his team are under pressure to find a killer the press have christened "The Hamburg Hairdresser". He has claimed two victims, both scalped. Single red hairs were found at both scenes, hairs that did not belong to the victim but were cut from the same head - twenty years ago.
In the richest neighbourhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. Lucas Davenport begins to see a pattern that leads beyond the theory that these were the random victims of someone looking for money to buy drugs. The clues will lead him to something he had never expected - which is too bad, because the killers are expecting him.
World War II New York City: heartbroken Claire Turner turns on the waterworks in PI Faye Quick's office, begging for help in finding her beau, Private Charlie Ladd, gone missing while on leave from Uncle Sam's army. But when Faye busts into Charlie's hotel room, she doesn't find anyone-anyone alive, that is. But where's Charlie? Because the corpse in the hotel room might not be him. And that leads Faye to wonder if the unfortunate stiff was Charlie's target practice.
Ex-SAS Andy Brewer works undercover for the Metropolitan police, with his bomb-expert partner Burgess, on a series of vicious attacks on women in the London underground.
PI Paul Artisan is hired by one twin - the sober, responsible one - to find the other - the bad twin, the irresponsible one who's forever getting it wrong. His search will take him through many lands - and many dangers.
Helen Hawthorne has no choice but to take on a series of dead-end jobs to make ends meet. Unfortunately, they're exposing her to a lot of people who end up dead. Her latest gig at the Pampered Pet Boutique isn't proving to be a warm and furry exception - and now she's got a murder to solve and a kidnapped pup to find, all before a Category 3 hurricane hits.
Landscaper Nina Quinn and her hunky new beau Bobby MacKenna become involved in TV's sleaziest reality romance show, since they promised Bobby's lawyer cousin they'd help him dig up some dirt on the show's producer. Then an uncomfortable situation grows far worse when there's death behind the scenes . . . and it turns out the only reality is murder.
All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long lost gold and jewel studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar, which unfortunately reached Russia after that party was over. Success is not inevitable with John Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.
Lawyer Ed Eagle (of SANTA FE RULES) discovers that his wife Barbara has taken all his money and assets and fled to Mexico. He hires two slightly shady investigators to track Barbara down. They learn that Ed's problems are far more serious - and deadly - than he thought.
Swedish mystery. When Eva, a successful young mother, discovers her husband has been having an affair, her despair drives her into a rage. Jonas, an isolated young man, keeps vigil beside his comatose girlfriend. He joins with Eva to redress their wrongs and the combination proves lethal.
Sylvia Forsenstrom has spent 15 years sleeping rough in Stockholm, taking each day as it comes. But then one night in the Grand Hotel she charms a susceptible businessman into paying for her dinner and room. When his dead body is discovered the following morning, Sylvia becomes the prime suspect.
When a young homeless girl dies in the latest of a string of arson attacks, Dr. Rhona Macleod is called in. But here in Edinburgh she is off her patch, and the Chief Fire Investigator is hot-tempered misogynist Severino Macrae. As the attacks escalate, will their growing chemistry distract them from the murderous arsonist?
Contract killer Nadia Stafford and fellow hitman Jack investigate a series of murders. At each scene is left a random page from the book Helter Skelter. No other connection is apparent. Nadia and Jack suspect that this is the exit strategy of a fellow professional killer.
Intrepid New York publisher Dick Sherman is on the trail of the literary find of the century, the final unpublished manuscript of one of the world's greatest authors. Unfortunately there's a killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the find from being found.
Written before CARRIE but never before published: the life of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr - the crimes committed against him and the crimes he himself commits, including kidnapping.
PI Carlotta Carlyle learns that 14 year old Paolina, paired with Carlotta by a mentoring program in Boston years ago, is missing. As Carlotta combs the streets of Boston, then Miami, then Bogota in search of Paolina, she learns of another child; the baby she gave up for adoption when she was fifteen.
West Point, 1831. It begins with the hanging of an academy cadet, an apparent suicide - until authorities discover that someone has stolen the dead boy's heart. To avoid a scandal, the academy turns to retired New York City detective Augustus Landor. As he questions the victim's acquaintances, he finds an eager assistant in a moody young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe. The investigation takes the unlikely pair into a hidden world of secret societies and sacrificial murder.
After her son discovers the unmarked videotape, word somehow gets out that suburban mom Diane Boston was once Lucy Luv, star of hardcore adult films. Sure, the high school where she teaches is upset, but there's worse. It seems that when Lucy Luv mysteriously disappeared, she took a cache of stolen diamonds with her. And a West Coast porn czar with strong mob ties wants them back. With interest.
DI Tom Thorne is brought in to lead an investigation into the disappearance of Luke Mullen, the 16 year old son of a high-ranking police officer. Thorne discovers that the main suspect in a four year old unsolved murder case, a man that once threatened the Mullen family, has not been investigated. But why? Recommended.
Annie and Eve and their former cooking teacher are trying to keep a new restaurant from going belly up. All is going well until they find their friend Sarah, staffer to a powerful congressman, lying dead in her tub. The cops want to write it off as suicide, but suspicious accidents follow.
Hitman Keller, assailed by doubts and yearning for a quieter existence, starts thinking about retirement. But retirement takes money, and to get money he has to go to work. Recommended.
London 1826. Leaving behind his father's tragic failures, Gabriel Swift arrives to study with Edwin Poll, the greatest of the city's anatomists. However he finds himself drawn instead to Lucan, the most powerful of the city's resurrectionists and ruler of its trade in stolen bodies. Dismissed by Poll, Gabriel descends into the violence and corruption of London's underworld where the taking of a life is easier than it might seem.
A military coup in Iran, and a new leader seeks to normalize relations with both America and Israel. But the old regime is not yet dead, and the growing civil war threatens to rip the entire Middle East apart. Presidential adviser Lt General McLanahan recommends sending the Air Battle Force to Iran. But McLanahan and his forces have their own political and personal battles to fight back at home.
Sonchai Jitpleecheep - the devout Buddhist Royal Thai Police detective - watches a woman he once loved obsessively die in a snuff film. His investigation takes him in and out of the influence of a perhaps psychotic wandering monk; and eventually into the gilded rooms of the most exclusive men' s club in Bangkok (whose members will do anything to protect their identities, and to explore their most secret fantasies).
A magazine contest brings publication of Dudley's short story about a murder on the underground. Then a director wants to make a movie of it. Dudley's story is too close, however, to a real murder, and so the director wants changes. This means Dudley will need fresh inspiration. And each change the director wants means another woman he'll need to kill.
When his father, a disgraced Supreme Court nominee, is found dead under suspicious circumstances, law professor Talcott Garland suspects murder. The quest for justice will risk his marriage, career - and even his life.
When the surfer crush of Kate Kennedy's granddaughter is killed - and foul play is suspected - Kate must clear her granddaughter's name before she's thrown to the sharks.
Wayward Edwardian debutante Lady Rose Summer is distressed to find herself the prime suspect for a murder. She was found standing over the corpse of her fiance's seductively beautiful new client.
Victorian England. Edward Glyver discovers he is the legitimate son of one of the most powerful peers in the country and decides that nothing will stop him from regaining his patrimony and removing his archrival, Phoebus Rainsford Daunt, from his path. But there is another intelligence, as determined and ingenious as his own, directing events that will lead to a desperate act of murder. Recommended.
Ophelia Jensen, small-town librarian, also a psychic and folk magick practictioner (i.e. witch) must help her best friend and co-worker, Darci. Darci's cousin's fingerprints are all over the murder weapon used in the violent killing of a biker.
California Bureau of Invesigation agent Kathryn Dance hunts an escaped killer who is a master of control and who seduces and exploits people for his own murderous ends. To catch him Kathryn enlists three women who once belonged to a cult he headed - and a young girl who is the only survivor of a family he slaughtered.
In 1300 the 'Carta Mysteriosa', a highly valued collection of detailed maps and sea charts, is stolen at sea. The rulers of Europe are desperate to find them, and when Wilhelm Von Paulents arrives in England apparently in possession of them, Hugh Corbett is sent to negotiate their sale. But a mystery illness and then a series of violent murders lead him into a far more dangerous world.
When assassin John Rain learns that his former lover Midori has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and his sudden appearance puts both mother and child in terrible danger. Recommended.
Rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger kidnaps Dox, John Rain's trusted partner and closest friend, and offers Rain a choice: carry out a final assignment, or bear the responsibility for Dox's murder. But how does Rain know Hilger won't kill Dox anyway, once the series of three hits is complete? How does he know that each of the hits isn't simultaneously a setup for Rain himself?
Gideon Oliver's Amazon riverboat vacation is plagued by heat, corrupt officials and dangerous insects. Then one of the research botanists aboard is killed by a deranged passenger who jumps overboard and flees into the darkness. And then, if that isn't enough, a piranha-gnawed skeleton is pulled from the river.
When a vibrant young woman is found in bed by her hotshot businessman husband, carved from belly to throat with a very sharp knife, LAPD's Lena Gamble is presented with the first in a series of brutal crimes against beautiful women thought to be perpetrated by the same man, a killer dubbed Romeo in the press. As the investigation plays out and a massive forest fire blankets the city with acrid smoke, a cloud of conspiracy descends on Lena's investigation.
With his sharp intellect, his powerful olfactory abilities, and the help of key non-human pals like Marlin (a Guatemalan Tree Sloth), canine detective Randolph the Labrador investigates when a famous literary figure dies during a seance.
The new Stephanie Plum.
Jason Steadman, a thirty year old office executive in Boston working for an electronics giant, can see that his career has been sidelined. But after he gets Kurt Semko a job in corporate security, good things start to happen for Jason while bad things start to happen to his rivals. When his career starts taking off again he learns that Kurt has been paving a path for him by the most ruthless means possible.
It' s an "impossible" crime - a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. To make matters worse Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm. Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.
1938: A murder/suicide at a discreet lovers' hotel in Paris is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police, and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine emigre newspaper. Carlo Weisz, who has fled from Trieste and secured a job as a foreign correspondent with the Reuters bureau, becomes the new editor. But as soon as he returns from the Spanish Civil War to Paris, he is pursued by the French Surete, agents of the OVRA, and by the British SIS.
FBI special agent Kelly Jones tracks a serial killer working at a prestigious New England college. Evidence suggests that the connection between the victims - daughters of powerful men - and the cryptic message behind the killings is rooted in a dark, ancient ritual.
Martin Benedetti, detective commander for the Naperville, Illinois sheriff's office, must once again deal with a serial killer. This time, the carnage is only the horrific prelude to another, more shocking act of evil.
As tension between town and gown reaches a boiling point in 14th century Cambridge, a charismatic physician appears whose healing methods owe more to magic than medicine. But his successes threaten Matthew Bartholomew's professional reputation - and his life.
Lincoln, 1356. Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael learn that one guest has been murdered at the friary in which they are staying. It emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are quickly drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.
Peyton Shields is a first-year resident at a major Boston children's hospital. During a late night drive home in a heavy snowstorm she's driven off the road into a frozen pond. Peyton know she'd be dead if a stranger hadn't pulled her from the wreckage before vanishing. No one believes her claim that the "accident" was deliberate - not even her husband. A series of strange, increasingly dangerous events begin to plague Peyton, moving her closer to a deadly enemy who seems to know her every move.
When Quentin McGee is found dead in a cotton field, the town is convinced she was murdered by her lover. But PI Sarah Booth Delaney, searching for the true guilty party on behalf of the main suspect's brother, turns up a much longer list of suspects, thanks to the revealing expose Quentin penned before her death. Sarah finds herself wading through the gossip, the conjecture, and the outright lies to uncover the hidden truth behind the murder.
Hannibal Lector emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front. His uncle, a noted painter, rescues him from a Soviet orphanage and raises him in France. But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.
Jo Slater is in Barbados, beginning a new romance with a dashing English lord, when Russell Cole, a wealthy art collector, disappears from his yacht. She suspects that Russell's wife knows more than she is letting on. Back in New York she soon learns that neither the urbane lord nor her missing friend's wife are what they appear.
Ex-army Riley Crane is a chameleon - a clairvoyant who could blend in with her surroundings, be anyone or anything she chose to be. As a federal agent she'd been sent to a beachfront cottage to investigate reports of dangerous occult activity. But that was three weeks ago. Now she's awoken to discover that she's got a sexy new man in her life and an unreliable memory, and that the clairvoyant abilities she's always depended on to protect her are MIA.
After her sister is found murdered Sydney Chaplin must return to DC and the shadowy web of her wealthy, powerful family. Joined by a pair of detectives she slips deeply into a labyrinth of money, power and deceit to uncover a decades-old conspiracy that could rock the nation.
New York is crippled by six weeks of heavy spring rain. The power goes on and off and the subways have flooded. Amidst this chaos CSI:NY attempts to solve a series of grisly murders where initials are carved in the victims' bodies.
Amateur sleuth and fashionista Cece Caruso's biography of Dashiel Hammett is to be made into a movie and she is being paid to tutor the hunky lead. Unfortunately, the gorgeous actor might also be a killer.
Mystery biographer, Cece Caruso, is staging a play featuring the beloved sleuth Miss Marple. Of course, everything goes wrong - including a missing leading lady. When the woman is found dead, Cece knows she must play the famed detective for real - or suffer the same fate.
Ashley Freeman has attracted the attention of a young man. Unfortunately, his regard for her goes beyond obsession into a realm of rage and unrelenting dependence. She and her family exhaust all reasonable methods of extricating her from the attention of the stalker. Now they've come up with a plan to rid themselves - and the planet Earth - of the man for good.
The daughter of retired general Lamar MacLeary asked dog expert Jack to help her father "rewire" his wired wire-haired fox terrier, Molly, whose incessant digging is driving the general crazy. But Jack arrives to find Molly's most recent excavation has unearthed something nobody expected: the bones of a human hand belonging to the general's wife, who supposedly ran off to Mexico twenty years ago.
Crime reporter Nick Mullins is covering the story of a convicted murderer gunned down in public by a sniper's bullet. More chilling is that the victim was one of Nick's old crime stories - and that's not Nick's last link to a killer's cold-blooded revenge. Because Nick and his daughter have caught the sniper's eye as well.
When San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli arrives at the murder scene she discovers that the murder victim, a Sherlock Holmes aficionado, may have been killed for a century old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself.
After he witnesses a wealthy consultant murdered by firebomb, ex-boxer and retired engineer Sam Acquillo sifts around what appears to be a complex deception involving financial transfers and organized crime.
Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos - starring people involved in previous cases.
Tim Carrier is sitting, having a drink at a tavern, when he is mistaken for someone else. A jittery man slips him an envelope with ten thousand dollars and leaves. Then a killer shows up and mistakes Tim for his employer. Tim gives him the ten thousand but, thinking fast, cancels the contract. When the killer leaves, Tim follows, and discovers he's a cop.
When Felicia Barr, the unpopular editor of 'Knit it Up!' magazine, turns up dead at the Massachusetts Yarn and Wool Festival with a knitting needle in her back, yarn shop showner Ari threads her way through the investigation alongside her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Detective Joshua Pierce. She finds plenty of people with dangerous motives - and when another festival attendee is killed, the mystery gets even more tangled.
Passions - and tempers - run high at a big-time bear show. And when a Cheery Cherub Bear designer is accused of stealing an idea - and later dies - Brad and Ashleigh Lyon's suspicions take wing.
Attorney Victor Carl wakes up with a new tattoo - the name Cheryl Adair, a name he doesn't recognize. He's also busy with a new client who possesses a much-wanted stolen painting.
It's not the picture-postcard colleges of Cambridge that call to Detective Inspector Tom Fletcher, but the huddled backstreets and the flat surrounding landscape of the Fens. It begins when he finds the body of a man half consumed by an agricultural shredding machine, and reaches back into the past - not least his own - before slamming into the present with all the force of the most modern criminal power in the world.
Miami attorney Steve Solomon and his parter-in-love-and-law, Victoria Lord, spar in the courtroom and out while working a high-profile, high-rolling case involving radical environmentalists.
Jason Peters works for Narcom, a company that handles jobs too dangerous or politically risky for U.S. intelligence agencies. But when his house is attacked and he barely escapes the smoking wreckage, he knows this new case is out of the ordinary, even for him. To find the ancient secret at the heart of an unimaginable plot he will go from Washington DC to the Dominican Republic to the volcanoes of Sicily.
On the rooftop of a theater in an African port, a ten-year-old boy lies slowly dying of bullet wounds. He is Nelio, a leader of street kids, rumored to be a healer and a prophet, and possessed of a strangely ancient wisdom. One of the millions of poor people "forced to eat life raw," Nelio tells his unforgettable story over the course of nine nights. After bandits cruelly raze his village, he joins the legions of abandoned children living in the city's streets. An act of the imagination, an effort to prove to his comrades that life must be more than mere survival, cuts short Nelio's life.
It's 1964 in groovy New York City and there's only one man Bebe Bennett can think about besides dreamy secret agents like James Bond - her dreamy boss at the Merryweather Toy Shoppe on 5th Avenue. But when the shop's mascot, Mr. Skidoo the Clown, turns up dead with a toy sword stuck in his chest, Bebe needs to use skills culled from the latest Bond flick and the Man from U.N.C.L.E. to catch the clown killer.
The sordid death of Philip Stilwell sends shock waves through the Alibi Club. His murder and the desperate attempt to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands will bring together the strands of a twisted plot. As the Nazis march on Paris and the crisis escalates, four remarkable characters are swept into the maelstrom.
[CANADIAN AUTHOR]. Rookie reporter Jason Wade must unravel the murder of a beloved Seattle nun whose former life was shrouded in mystery.
Retired FBI Special Agent E. L. Pender jumps at the chance to help solve a gruesome series of murders in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The corpses of the victims are all missing the right hand. Are these killings connected to religious fanaticism or is this the work of a psychotic madman?
Sunny Randall is hired to protect the girlfriend and rising star of a C-list movie moghul. When the woman's sister is murdered - in the jurisdiction of Paradise, Massachusetts police chief Jesse Stone - Randall and Stone collaborate on searching for the killer.
When a serial murderer surfaces after three decades, the Boston police seek out Phil Randall, now retired, who headed the original, unsuccessful, task force. Phil calls on PI daughter Sunny for help. Her investigation has an unexpected impact - when the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows, realising too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim.
22 new stories from such masters as Lee Child, Grippando, Denise Hamilton, Kava, Lescroart, Lustbader, Morrell and Preston. Recommended.
Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbs is determined to find the killer of an LA underworld figure, but finds her project complicated by a parallel investigation run by PI Joe Pitt. Additional murders begin to occur, and the killer changes identity and appearance to strike again and again.
17 years ago the brutalized body of a young woman was discovered in the snow outside Small Plains, Kansas. Over the years strange miracles have visited those who tend her grave, and slowly legend begins to spread. But now the reappearance of Mitch Newquist, who abandoned his girlfriend Abby on the night of the murder and fled town, reawakens Abby's curiosity.
A man, attacked by a serial killer, defends himself and kills his attacker. Going through the dead man's wallet he learns of an exclusive club of serial killers. He sets about eliminating the members one by one.
Recently widowed mid-30s Sky Taylor leaves the big city for Pigeon Cove, a hamlet off the Massachusetts coast. She is readapting to single life - with a newspaper column and her knack for creative cleaning increasingly in demand. Then she discovers a patron of the Millwood Inn permanently checked out.
It finally falls into place for the Nameless Detective: the funerals James Troxell was attending were all for women who had died violently. Was he responsible? One woman thought so, thought Troxell had killed her sister, and her insistence was becoming a problem.
As Anthonia Weston struggles to re-build her life in the sleepy market town of Amberwood, she becomes increasingly fascinated by the macabre history surrounding her: the disused watermill, Twygrist, and the now-vanished Latch kill Asylum where, a hundred years ago, people lost their names and their identities. But Antonia's fascination with the linked histories of these places has alerted someone from her own past, someone who knows all about Twygrist and is prepared to use that knowledge to the most horrific effect.
North Carolina bounty hunter Jack Keller and sheriff's deputy Marie Jones discover that two suspects they've been tracking have taken a hostage and killed innocent people at a factory and a church. The two have now drawn in a local news personality and the situation has escalated out of control.
MI5's Liz Carlyle learns of suspicious meetings at an Islamic bookshop. But when her superiors pull her off the case and ask her to investigate a tip that a mole was planted years ago in one of the branches of British Intelligence, she feels she has been marginalized.
Lawyer and Golden retriever enthusiast Andy Carpenter must defend Yogi, a golden accused of having bitten its owner. He springs Yogi from an animal shelter death row. An accidental encounter reveals that Yogi actually belonged to a US Customs Inspector convicted for murdering his fiance. Andy decides to leap into this case as well.
Jacob Winter is the White House chief of staff's chief investigator and must move swiftly. A former US Senator and his wife are missing. But when Winter finds the blackened body barbed-wired to a tree, he knows there is worse to come.
Michaela Bancroft is expanding her training and riding business by buying four new horses from colleague Audrey Pratt. Then Audrey is found in the stalls, strangled to death with a pair of reins, and it's up to Michaela to corral a killer - or she's next.
Surfer sleuth Noah Braddock is looking for a missing undergrad naned Linc. Aided by his friend Carter and a beautiful Rastafarian coed, Noah discovers Linc stole some money from a white supremacist group who will stop at nothing to find Linc When Noah wakes up at the bottom of a canyon, beaten and bruised and with a corpse lying next to him, he realizes he too is on their list.
Maigret gets caught up in an investigation in a provincial French town terrorized by a maniacal murderer - only after being shot following a man who has mysteriously jumped off a moving train.
Inspector Maigret attempts to prove that a murder has actually been committed without a corpse anywhere to be found. As the investigation becomes increasingly complex, seemingly unconnected characters are drawn into the case, and Maigret begins to wonder if his wife's earlier strange encounter with a woman and her baby may be the missing link.
Beader and former senator Kitzi Camden has the family manse sparkling like a jewel for the upcoming Bead Tea charity event. But the mood abruptly changes when a crafty cousin threatens to kick Kitzi and her mother out on the street. Then her cousin's beady-eyed partner is found dead in a dumpster nearby. There are plenty of suspects at the Tea - and Kitzi's one of them.
1975. Secret policeman Gavra Noukas and homicide detective Katja Drdova are assigned to investigate after Armenian terrorists hijack a plane carrying a People's Militia homicide investigator. The plane, bound for Istanbul, explodes mid-air. The investigators believe that their superiors are withholding crucial details about the case, but can't figure out why - until they learn that everything is connected to a seemingly insignificant seven year old murder that has far-reaching consequences.
A flock of Irish sheep, led by the intelligent Miss Maple, devote themselves to the task of finding their shepherd's killer.
Corrupt, would-be mayor Andrew Kane (of FURY) escapes from prison. Kane, of course, has designs on killing Butch Karp and his family. What they don't know - but might guess since all villains, apparently, think alike - is that Kane plans to join forces with terrorists and launch an attack on New York City. It's not the kind of behaviour you like to see in a mayoral candidate.
Midwife Sarah Brandt visits Little Italy to check on a new mother - and finds the woman dead. Accusations of murder fly back and forth between the woman's mother, an Irishwoman, and the Italian in-laws.
In a perfectly executed attack on the 4th of July weekend, all of the bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan are destroyed just as thousands of commuters begin their holiday exodus. As search and resuce efforts start, a race is on to locate a man the United States government refuses to admit even exists.
PI Bay Tanner receives a visit from a call girl who is accusing one of her clients of viciously attacking her. With the suspected embezzlement by a local businessman and his questionable relationship with his partner, suddenly Bay finds herself hip-deep in cases and clients. Then a disfigured corpse is discovered on the beach at Hilton Head.
London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. Nick's twin sister, Georgina does not accept the police verdict that it was an accident and seeks out Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world.
Garth Carson and his gal Angie - the Nick and Nora of taxidermy - go on a zany run across country in order to clear Garth's name of murder.