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.
Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae LaFaye makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. When her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor starts making trouble and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. When Loralyn's fiancee is found dead--killed by Ella Mae's rolling pin, it will take her sweet magic to clear her name.
Rumours are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's newest visitors, Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake, may be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolics, who specialize in dancing nearly naked. The Dahlias suspect more than modesty when Nona denies her association. They'll have to dig through clues to get to the root of the mystery.
Good thing Beth Kennedy likes to multi-task. As a PTA secretary, children's bookstore owner, and single mom, Beth has to work hard to schedule time for sleuthing. But when murder strikes close to home and one of her regular customers dies from bee stings, Beth puts all else aside.
A low-budget magazine that reports on travel destinations for believers in the paranormal sends a three-person reporting team to Colorado. Charlotte Baskerville, the rich founder of a clothing company for small dogs, believes her beloved Chihuahua, Petey, has come back from the dead. When they arrive, they see evidence of Petey with their own eyes. And he's not just floating by - he's howling advice and spelling out threats with tiny paw prints.
The lender who financed Caerphilly's public building has foreclosed, and all employees have evacuated - except the town clerk. He has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict the clerk - and may now succeed after one of its executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement.
Radio shock-jock and self-styled people's champion Jack Caramac is used to courting controversy. When his four year old son is kidnapped for one hour and returned with a warning note, he knows he may have gone too far. Jack has no choice but to turn to Dan Starkey.
Lily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store -- and practicing magic on the side. But when a young woman at an art deco ball falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses a curse placed on her corsage. Then she's asked to assist in investigating a series of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community. She suspects one of her new acquaintances could be dabbling in dark magic and deadly botany.
There is nothing boutique owner Maddie Cutler loves more that fabulous vintage clothes, but the visions she gets from them are starting to wear her down. When Maddie touches Paisley Skye's exquisitely crafted child's cloak, the visions she receives are the ugliest sort. To give herself more time to investigate, Maddie enlists the help of FBI agent boyfriend Nick and takes Paisley into her own home.
Thanks to a warning howl from his faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites, Monsieur Pamplemousse barely escapes with his life when a coffin explodes during a funeral ceremony. He can only wonder whether a killer is at work. He has not come to a conclusion on this matter when he learns that a terrorist group is planning to poison the food chain.
Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park - a pack trip that includes his son Justin - Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild.
When her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her heart can't be trusted.
Dave Robicheaux is recovering from a bullet wound and fighting the seduction of the morphine, when visited by Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past. She leaves him with an iPod that plays the old country blues song "My Creole Belle." Dave is unaware that Tee Jolie disappeared weeks ago, and no one believes she reappeared to comfort an old man with a bullet wound. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the vivid memory of Tee Jolie - even more so when he learns that her sister has turned up dead inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.
Even the struggling opera singer Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High School show choir. As their new coach, she is getting an icy reception from the championship-hungry students who doubt she can take them to a first-place trophy. When her best male singer is accused of killing the coach of Prospect Glen's fiercest rival choir, Paige must sort through a chorus of suspects and go note for note with a killer who will do anything to knock her out of the spotlight for good.
Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family. But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's world of power and violence and this will have her risking her reputation-and her life-to find the truth.
BC author. Bern Fortin cuts short his military career to take a job as the coroner for a small mountain town in the heart of BC. When the body of one of the workers is found floating in the huge bottle-washing tank at the local brewery, Bern is called in for a routine investigation. What first appears to be a tragic accident takes a menacing turn when the body of the worker's girlfriend is discovered in a nearby field.
Randall Haight's secret is known to somebody in his small town of Pastor's Bay, Maine. Detective Charie Parker is the only man cunning and skilled enough to find out who is so intent on bringing the past into the future, so Randall's misery can end and the truth can be buried once and for all. But, when a fourteen-year-old girl goes missing in Pastor's Bay, it becomes clear that some other people in town have their own dark and unfathomable secrets to protect. Now Parker must unravel a web of deceit involving the police, the FBI, a doomed mobster, and Randall Haight himself.
The charming fishing village of Broadmaw Bay is welcoming to the Greer family but is it really just luring them in to something ancient and evil?
Stockholm detective Paul Hjelm and his partner Jorge Chavez seek a killer who targets high-profile business leaders. The killer breaks into their homes at night, places two bullets in their heads, and removes the bullets from the walls - a ritual enacted to a rare bootleg recording of Thelonious Monk's jazz classic "Misterioso." They follow one lead after another in their pursuit - navigating the murky underworlds of the Russian Mafia and the secretive members-only society of Sweden's wealthiest denizens.
B-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh begs Temple Barr to investigate the suspicious death of her rich aunt's handyman. She finds plenty of suspects and greedy humans swarming around the ailing Aunt Violet, who means to leave her estate to her resident cats. It becomes clear to Midnight Louie, Temple's roommate and ace feline detective, that there are more deaths both human and feline coming.
When four Derby College students are reported missing, few in Derby CID pay attention. Then a film on the internet is discovered purporting to show how the students commited mass suicide. If the suicides are faked, why the set up and where are the students?
Liss MacCrimmon, purveyor of all things plaid at the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium in Maine, can't wait to cozy up to the town's first annual mystery book conference. When a reviewer with a grudge takes a swan dive off a scenic lookout, Liss discovers the crime scene bonanza a bit too real. With a conference full of potential suspects, it will take a killer instinct to figure out which writer belongs in the true crime section.
In France to visit boyfriend and restauranteur Luc Rouget, Alexandra Cooper's vacation is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered, one of Luc's matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in New York in her possession. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case. Mohammed Gil-Darsin, the distinguished and wealthy Head of the World Economic Bureau, has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel.
With the help of his associate Caterina, Alec Blume is called to the scene of a death connected to a spate of muggings. Though the Carabinieri - military police - are trying to control the investigation, Blume, never one to bow to authority, pursues it his own way.
Autumn Reiniger's 21st birthday present is a 'crime spree weekend' in the California wilderness courtesy of Edge Adventures, a company specialising in urban reality games. When one of Autumn's classmates is murdered before the crime weekend begins, Jo Beckett is called in to perform a psychological autopsy. Tracing a link back to Autumn, Jo and Gabe Quintana accompany the group. What Jo doesn't realise is that a criminal gang has infiltrated Edge Adventures and is about to turn a birthday dream weekend into a waking nightmare.
No one -- least of all Sheriff Bruce Robertson -- can believe that Crist Burkholder could actually be a murderer. So when there is news of two potenially related murders in Florida's Pinecraft Amish community, Professor Mike Brandon and detective Ricky Neill head south to unravel the connection.
When Johnny goes missing everything changes. His mother's heart is full of terror and sadness. His father's study overflows with newspaper cuttings and profiles on missing persons. His sister, once carefree, now carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. They carry on, celebrating his birthday, setting him a place at Christmas dinner, but where is he?
In Boston's Chinatown a body is discovered, its hand severed and head nearly severed, with two strands of silver hair, not human, clinging to the body. Homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles link this death to a murder-suicide 19 years earlier in a Chinatown restaurant. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown.
A private security contractor loses it in the Congo, with deadly consequences. Meanwhile, in Ireland the ex-prime minister struggles to write his memoir. A tabloid star is killed in a helicopter crash and three years later, a young journalist is warned off the story. As a news story breaks in Paris, a US senator prepares his campaign to run for office.
A small southwest Chicago law firm believes it has found a way to make a lot of money without actually practicing much law. A huge Florida plaintiff's firm is putting together a class action suit against a pharmaceutical that manufactures Krayoxx, a popular cholestrol reducer. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won't even have to enter a courtroom! It almost seems too good to be true. And it is.
When the father of a Pakistani star cricket player falls dead during a glamorous India Premier League dinner, clearly it isn't just a case of Delhi Belly. But which of the VIPs at the victim's table is responsible for poisoning the man's butter chicken? And was the victim killed for his involvement with a gambling syndicate that controls cricket's illegal billion-dollar betting industry? The answers seem to lie across the border in Pakistan -- the one country Puri swore he would never set foot in.
An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: "Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne." Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. That night, Rafferty is interrogated by Thai secret agents who demand to know what the dead man said, but Rafferty can't remember. When he's finally released, Rafferty arrives home to find that his apartment has been ransacked.
Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning. And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing. Vinnie is an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend.
Physicist Max Hoffman has created a hedge fund based on a secret system of computer algorithms that uses market volatility to generate astonishing returns for his investors. Then, late one night, in his house beside Lake Geneva, an intruder disturbs Hoffman and his wife while they are asleep.
As the freak weather and flash floods subside, a shallow grave--and a skeleton--are exposed; after 20 years, the remains of missing teenager Joanne Lowther have finally been uncovered. Daughter of a prominent local businessman, she had been on her way home from a friend's house that night. The case is re-opened and Simon Serrailler is called in as senior investigating officer.
A major Hollywood movie is being filmed about the love story between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert on location in Brighton and Hove. For producer Larry Brooker and rock superstar Gaia, it could mean Oscar nominations. For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes. An obsessed stalker is after Gaia and one attempt on her life is made days before she flies to Brighton for the shooting of the film. Now Roy Grace has been warned that the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching and planning his next move.
As the temperature in Sweden reaches a record-breaking 45 degrees, forest fires break out. All those who failed to escape Linkoping for the summer take shelter indoors, shocked and paralyzed by the heat. A teenage girl is discovered naked and bleeding in th local park and an second girl is found dead. It is clear that the raging heat is not the only plague affecting the town. Alarmed by the fact that the victims are the same age as her daugher, Detective Malin Fors will work round the clock to capture the perpetrators before they strike again.
The apparent suicides of two teens at an exclusive prep school leads LAPD lieutenant detective Decker to an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Meanwhile he and wife Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. The son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled with too much free time, too many unexplained absences, and too little adult supervision.
IRS agent Tara investigates a charismatic minister who is using his mega-church as a tax shelter. At the same she is looking into a crazy militant who is trying to turn Texas into a separate country.
The police find the body of a young woman in an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Forensics show she drowned: so why is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body? Joona Linn connects this with an apparent suicide in a Stockholm apartment.
When the body of a young man is found in the back of Rick Sander's truck, the hardware store owner becomes the #1 suspect. Only Clara Quinn with her psychic sense can clear his name.
The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past--a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once intermingled. Long derelict, the hotel has just been restored to its former grandeur. But something else has been restored too--a long forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to settle a decades-old score. And with every move, Eric inches closer to the center of the gathering storm.
Lisbeth Salander is under close supervision in the ICU of a provincial Swedish hospital. When she is well enough she will be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for a triple murder. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist she will need to prove her innocence and identify and expose the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to become victims of abuse and violence.
A first date for food columnist Jordan McAllister goes wrong when she ends up in the hospital and her date ends up DOA. The mystery of his death is linked to cattle rustlers who have no problem branding her as their next target.
FBI agent Alli Carson is training to be an FBI agent at the Fearington Institute when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder there. With the help of National Security Adviser Jack McClure she is led into the dark heart of the international slave trade, tied to a powerful Albanian crime lord whose ability and influence in global terrorism grows with each day.
The killer's depravity is insatiable and unthinkable. P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. It is the work of Daniel Danielle, a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster. Danielle disappeared 10 years ago; has he made a return?
In 1855, the Birmingham express train is escorting a criminal to an appointment with the hangman. The wily Jeremy Oxley, con-man, thief, and murderer has one more ace up his sleeve. A daring rescue is about to take place and cold-blooded murder is in the cards. Another puzzling case for Detective Robert Colbeck and his trusted deputy Victor Leeming.
A death on Waterloo bridge, a body in the river near Wapping, a lady robbed on Wych Street -- all common enough daily incidents in Victorian London. But when an outrageous theft is committed at the port, Inspector Newsome must tie them all together to solve a mystery deeper and murkier than the Thames itself.
Local legend Slim Hazzard offers Melanie and Angie the chance to sell their cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo. When star bull-rider Ty Stokes is found dead in the hay, the ladies realize there is a vengeful murderer on the loose. While they came to save their business, they may have to save themselves and that is no bull.
As Dana Lewis adjusts to life in Blossom Valley, California, her job at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa is not exactly a piece of cake, especially when Dana discovers the body of Hollywood producer, Maxwell Mendelsohn, deader that a yoga corpse pose. While Dana pens the Spa's blog, her job duties now include finding clues, motives, and suspects. Once thing's for certain, she better act fast before all the healthy living kills her.
Barcelona's new soccer star is receiving death threats and Pepe Carvalho, gourmet gumshoe and former political prisoner under Franco, is hired to find out who is behind it. "The center forward will be killed at dusk," reads the note the executive gives to Carvalho. With that, the detective, former communist, and one-time employee of the CIA, must find out where this note is from. Is the threat real? Is it the work of one person? Or is it one of the real estate moguls tearing Barcelona apart in their battle over the most important properties of Catalonia?
During the year of the Great Conjunction, when Jupiter and Saturn align, the streets of Elizabethan London are abuzz with predictions of horrific events to come, possibly even the death of Queen Elizabeth. When several of the Queen's maids are found dead, Elizabeth calls upon her astrologer John Dee, and Giordano Bruno to solve the crimes. Bruno must play a dangerous game by allowing the plot to progress to give the Queen the proof she needs to convict the killer without putting her and himself in danger.
Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for London's 2012 Olympic Games. With the opening ceremony hours away, investigator Nigel Steele is suddenly called to the scene of a mysterious murder. Shortly thereafter, reporter Karen Pope receives a letter claiming responsibility and threatening greater devastation. Soon, she and Nigel are on the trail of a criminal mastermind who won't stop until he's ended the games for good.
Lillian Dyson has been found dead among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musee in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Surete du Quebec, is called to the tiny Quebec village where he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world where nothing is as it seems.
Bill, the "Nameless Detective," and his wife Kerry were in the Sierra foothills, just outside of Six Pines, falling in love with a cabin. It was all perfect, until Kerry went missing. They'd seen Balfour at breakfast at the diner and Kerry remembered his name...PR people are like that. Which was unfortunate, because when she ran into him along the trail on that sunny afternoon and called him by name, he panicked. And that's when Bill's nightmare began.
A body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway near Charlotte just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for race week. A group of right wing extremists is suspected. As Tempe is considering multiple theories, including an FBI cover-up, a surprising, secret substance is found with the body, leaving Tempe to wonder what exactly the government was up to.
The violent death of a Canadian water company executive in a black township of Johannesburg throws together a South African anti-privatization activist and the water executive's daughter, Claire, who arrives suddenly from Canada desperate to understand her father's death. The murder investigation -- led by an officer who is finding her own loyalties increasingly unclear -- and Claire's personal quest become entwined, and the young Canadian's involvement with the activist brings her ever closer to a shocking truth she might not be able to bear.
Gabriel Allon is at the Vatican doing art restoration when a woman is found murdered there. He is asked to quietly investigate and learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret - a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions.
Vancouver author. Detective Jacob Striker is barely on scene five minutes at his daughter's high school when three men wearing hockey masks - Black, White, and Red - storm the school with firearms and begin killing indiscriminately. Striker takes immediate action and within minutes two of the gunmen are dead. But then the last gunman, Red Mask, runs up to his fallen comrade, racks the shotgun, and unloads five rounds, obliterating the man's face and hands. And before Striker can react, Red Mask escapes. Striker investigates the killings for which there is no known motive and no known suspect.
Vancouver author. Homicide Detective Jacob Striker discovers that the victims in a string of recent suicides were all patients from a Riverglen Mental Health Facility support group overseen by psychologist Dr. Erich Ostermann. But when Striker discovers Larisa Logan--a dear friend of his and patient of Ostermann - has gone missing, his investigation goes into overdrive.
Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner.
Savannah former cop and current PI Robert Brixton agrees to take on a 20 year-old murder case. It's not long before the trail leads him deep into the corrupt underbelly of Savannah's power elite, and right into the lap of a secret government organization that has been offing "troublesome" politicians for decades.
Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing.
In York the corpse of infamous hellraiser Billy Privett is found brutally dissected and the walls of the hotel room bear words daubed in his blood. Lawyer Amelia Diaz finds the death linked to a terrifying new cult, led by the charismatic and terrifying Charlie Watson. It seems that his fervent followers would do anything to protect him - even sacrifice...
Sequel to SAVAGES, the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents' history.
Carl Morck used to be one of Copenhagen's best homicide detectives -- until a bullet lands him in the basement with only a stack of cold cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier, now presumed dead. But she isn't dead -- yet.
When art student Jude Evans vanishes on a photographic visit to a derelict Glasgow cinema, her friend Liam enlists the help of his birth mother, forensic scientist Dr. Rhona MacLeod, in his search for her. Visiting other cinemas on her list, they find clues to her disappearance and to the horrifying secret she may have found behind those walls.
Winter is big business in Snowflake, Vermont. Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop. A tourist is found frozen to death behind the soup shop. Lucky is bowled over when her soup chef, Sage DuBois is lead out of the kitchen by the police. Lucky decides that the only way to save her business is to find out who iced the tourist.
The Parish Council of Winter Parva, a "picturesque" (touristy) Cotswold village, decides to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, Morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green. Agatha Raisin attends, and notices something odd about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy. "Stop!" she screams suddenly. "Pigs don't have tattoos." The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself.
When Darcy Merriweather, Salem's newest resident wishcrafter, is hired by Elodie Keaton to clean up her missing mother's disorderly home, she's shocked to find something disturbing beneath the piles of old newspapers and knicknacks -- Patrice Keaton's body. Now it's up to Darcy to investigate Patrice's death.
To Algonquin Bay's John Cardinal the dead body, sprawled in the parking lot of Motel 17, looks pretty run of the mill: the corpse has a big bootprint on his neck, and the likely suspect is his lover's outraged husband. But the lover has gone missing. And then Delorme, following a hunch, locates another missing woman, a senator's wife from Ottawa, frozen in the ruins of an abandoned hotel way back in the woods.
Cooper and Fry investigate a series of home invasions in the Peak District. After Cooper's brother shoots a burglar, Fry takes over the case. Cooper must watch his rival pursue the case from the sidelines, even as he unearths evidence linking the crimes to the nearby city of Sheffield.
Lady Georgiana Rannoch is sent to Nice on a secret assignment that is nothing to sneeze at-recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. There Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashions. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder.
Detective Catherine McLeod was taught that in Glasgow they do not do whodunit. They do score-setting. They do vendettas and they do petty revenge. The lesson has served her well but Glasgow is also a dangerous place to make assumptions. The discovery of a drug dealer in the back alley is merely a portent of further deaths.
Private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find a young woman who has vanished without a trace. The search uncovers a hidden history of sex, drugs, ritualism and murder. Jasmine needs a little help from the dark places if she is going to get to the truth.
Sneaky Pie Brown is taking time off from her busy schedule writing bestselling mysteries to run for President of the United States. With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise Corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep has been put in charge of the highest profile criminal case in Thailand - an attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs. He sets in motion a massive sting operation and stays at its centre, traveling to Phuket, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Monte Carlo. He draws in a host of unwitting players that includes an aging rock star wearing out his second liver and the mysterious, diabolical, albeit gorgeous co-queenpins of the international body-parts trade: the Chinese twins known as the Vultures.
Rare books and antiquities expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbour Suzie's aunt Grace, who has an extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction. Grace has turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a real-life fun house. Part of the fun involves a seance - but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead.
It's 1922. Joe Sandilands is just back in England from his trip to India, and he has learned that his role at the Metropolitan Police has been expanded. Not only is he responsible for running CID, he is now also supposed to take up the reins on the Special Irish Branch, and he's juggling Irish terrorism and high-profile assassination attempts on prominent political officials. To top it all off, Joe locks horns with a Russian princess who is running a spy network out of Kensington. Then one of the assassination attempts is successful, and the pressure escalates. Joe must find out who is behind the violence: Irish or Russians?
Business is looking up for Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite. After eating one of Gigi's signature dishes, a food critic dies from a severe peanut allergy and her career is on the chopping block. Debonair detective Mertz smells foul play and it is up to Gigi to find out who tampered with her recipe.
After her neighbour, local dairy farmer Joyce Truesdell, is found dead from an apparent kick to the head from one of her cows, apple orchard owner Meg Corey is troubled when the autopsy shows that the fatal blow actually came from a weapon. Popular opinion points to Joyce's husband as the culprit, but Meg can't help wondering if someone wanted the outspoken dairy farmer out of the way - but why? She'll have to find out who had a beef with the victim, before she's the next one to get creamed...
Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a "Mocha Magic Coffee," billed as an aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodite's Village, one of the most popular online communities for women. But at its launch, one of the website's editors is murdered. Clare is convinced a bitter killer wants the secret formula. Can she catch who has gone loco for mocha?
Daughter of a 1950s screen goddess, Nikki Harper has become a Hollywood realtor. She receives an hysterical phone call from her business partner, Jessica Martin. Jessica has just found the dead body of Rex March in her bed. Rex had supposedly been killed in a plane crash six months earlier, and Jessica and Nikki had recently sold his mansion on behalf of his widow. Why is Jessica being framed? And how can Rex be dead again?
When Lucie Montgomery finds the dead body of a prominent wine merchant hanging from a beam in his art studio, she is unwittingly dragged into his murky past and its dangerous implications for a family friend. The puzzle sends Lucie to California wine country where she teams up with former lover Quinn Santori. Soon they are embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game to discover whether a killer is seeking vengeance for a long ago cover-up. As Lucie and Quinn examine clues from the past, they must also decide whether they have a future together.
While renewing his annual try for the Most Points in Vegetables and Fruits at the Garibaldi Island Fall Fair, Arthur Beauchamp is forced by new developments to revisit his first murder trial, which went horribly wrong. Now, nearly 50 years later, he is opening old wounds but also facing a chance for redemption and reconciliation.
Wyatt, the cool, ever-evasive thief, snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his hideout in Hobart. It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch - and perhaps the girl - that undoes him. Now some very hard people want to put Wyatt and that brooch out of circulation. But this is Wyatt's game and Wyatt sets the rules - even if it means a reckoning somewhere far from home. In a murky world where the cops are robbers, old-style criminal Wyatt positively shines.
Colorado rancher and part-time tribal investigator Charlie Moon gets a panicked call from Wanda Naranjo. Not only is her sink leaking, but her daughter Betty has gone missing. For how long? A few hours. How old? Sixteen, but 8 1/2 months pregnant. Who's the father? Anybody's guess. And that's not all. Betty claimed to be going to see a school counselor on what turned out to be his day off. So was she running away, or was she taken, or is she even missing at all?
When Bryan's boss asks him to fly to Reykjavik, Iceland, to teach his corporate-level kidnapping and extortion seminar, he automatically says no. But the CEO of GlobalSeas Fisheries, Inc. has specifically requested Bryan-or no one else. Bryan finally relents... For decades he's treaded gingerly around the edges of his deepest terrors. Now, on this trip, Bryan's taken hostage again and must face his fears full-on. Will he realize that in this battle of will and nerve, he is his own greatest enemy? Or has this fight already been lost, years and years ago?
On a holiday cruise, Anya gets involved in the on deck death of a teenage girl. There's no apparent cause of death, but Anya's forensics expertise uncovers more than the ship's doctors can - or want to.
Former jockey Nicholas Foxton is out for a day at the Grand National races when his friend and co-worker Herb Novak is murdered execution-style right in front of him. Both were independent financial advisors at a firm specializing in extreme-risk investments. Foxton begins to question everything, from how well he knew his friend to how well he understands his employer.
When one of Ben's neighbours is bludgeoned to death in his sitting room, Ben and Lizzie discover that there is a lot more to Mr. Thomas Tapley than meets the eye - and more than one person who would benefit from his death.
In 1358 Matthew Bartholomew is among the small party which arrives in the fledging college of Michaelhouse in Cambridge, where the increasing wealth of the merchants is unsettling the established order. A French invasion is an ever present threat to its port, and soon he and his colleagues learn that many of the Archbishop's executors have died in unexplained circumstances and that the codicil naming Michaelhouse as a beneficiary cannot be found.
It is drawing near to the end of term and the University of Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new Common Library. There is an attack on one of the masters and a body is found floating in the pond by the library garden on the eve of the library opening.
An albino alligator on the loose in San Francisco is pretty darn exciting but Rebecca and her cats have better things to do than tail a reptile. They are investigating the mysterious Steinhart brothers, the 1900s era benefactors who provided the original funding for Clive the alligator's aquarium.
1:15 am. Connie Bowskill fires up the computer to take a virtual tour of a house she saw for sale. She finds herself looking at a woman lying face down in the middle of the living room carpet in a pool of blood. She wakes her husband to take a look, but when he connects, there is no dead body, only a pristine carpet in an ordinary room.
Sigurdur Oli's position in the CID is compromised: when he agrees to visit a couple of blackmailers as a favour to a friend he walks in just as a woman is beaten unconscious. When she dies, Sigurdur Oli has a murder investigation on his hands. The evidence leads to debt collectors, extortionists, swinging parties. But when a chance link connects these enquiries to the activities of a group of young bankers, Sigurdur Oli finds himself investigating the very elite he had envied.
When Simon Johnson is attacked in his crummy LA apartment, he knows he must defend himself or die. Turning on the lights after the scuffle, Simon realises he has killed his attacker and that the resemblance of the man to himself is uncanny. Over the coming days he begins to assume the dead man's identity but soon his lonely life spirals out of control and, when mysterious messages appear on the walls around his apartment, he realises that losing his old self will be more difficult than he'd imagined.
When her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her murdered high school principal, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional worlds collide, putting her in the difficult middle between being officer of the law and a mother. While investigating murders often means discovering unpleasant facts and disquieting truths, the experienced Joanna isn't prepared for the knowledge she's about to uncover. The search for justice will lead to her own door, and will force her to face the possibility that her perfect daughter, Jennifer Ann Brady, may shockingly be more--and less--than she seems.
After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave. Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his people keep digging to discover the identity of the man, and who buried him. Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, Skinner's marriage is heading for the rocks, and his career is hanging in the balance. Can Skinner win out or will his life implode?
Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he sees death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He is never wrong. So when he awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of all his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill listens. The two abandon the train but are soon stranded at the Cypress House - an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady - right in the path of a hurricane. There are much deadlier threats than the storm in this place, though, and Arlen's eerie gift warns that they'll never leave.
In the Minnesota wilderness the first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little, is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bow hunting, this is no accident. The arrow in the governor's heart belongs to Cork. When he becomes the primary suspect in the murder, Cork understands full well that he's been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he recalls his long, complex relationship with Jubal, the Native kid who aspired to be a populist politician and grew to become a cunning man capable of treachery and murder.
"Mad" King Ludwig II ruled Bavaria for twenty-two years and stockpiled a massive treasure in the years before his death, a cache of gold and jewels that would finance the construction of the largest castle of all time. But in the years since his death, no one has found any evidence that Ludwig had hidden anything. Until now. Jonathon Payne and David Jones quickly find themselves in a race to uncover the truth of Ludwig's death, his mythical treasure, and who would be killing for it.
Detective Anna Travis is asked to look into the case of a court employee's missing son. But is it purely a missing person case - or a full-blown murder inquiry? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without a trace. As Anna becomes obsessed with seemingly irrelevant details, Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton fears that she is losing control. They still have no body, and Anna is under increasing pressure to make an arrest.
Frank Behr, working for an exclusive investigation company, is in an Indianapolis underground parking structure on an executive protection detail for a business mogul making a move into big-time Indiana politics. There is a burst of automatic weapons fire as an attempt is made on the prominent client, but Behr manages to protect him and repel the attackers. Though Behr is celebrated for his heroism, he can't help but investigate what happened in that garage - and why the Indianapolis cops seem to be burying the incident.
Freelance writer Jaine Austen is expecting an uber-luxe spa getaway, a week of pampering and pedicures -- but what she gets is a California fat farm in disguise, complete with celery-juice cocktails, humiliating weigh-ins, and a zero-tolerance position on carbs. Among her bulge-battling companions is Mallory Francis, a B-list movie star with a knack for making enemies. When she's found strangled during a seaweed wrap gone awry, Jaine is hard-pressed to think of anyone who couldn't have done it.
This is the story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.
Olivia Greyson and her sidekick Maddie are modeling a gingerbread house on the famous Chatterley Mansion for a celebration when Paine Chatterley, presumed to be dead, shows up to claim his father's house. When he refuses to allow visitors to tour the mansion during the celebration, all the preparations seem for naught. Then Paine is found lifeless in the bathtub, his wife hysterical and their precious heirlooms destroyed.
Sarah finds little comfort in knowing that the deranged psychopath who murdered her husband and son has been executed. Since he never revealed the location of their bodies, she never found a sense of closure. So now, Sarah has decided to return to her home in the Adirondacks, to search for whatever remains of her loved ones. An unmarked grave. An article of clothing. Anything to make this terrible dream seem real. But what Sarah uncovers is far more unnerving - and much too horrifying - to even consider... Maybe they executed the wrong man. Maybe the killer is still out there.
In a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a notorious millionaire banker who has hanged himself.
The little girl appeared in Central Park: red-haired, blue-eyed, smiling, perfect-except for the blood on her shoulder. It fell from the sky, she said, while she was looking for her uncle, who turned into a tree. "Poor child," people thought. And then they found the body in the tree. For Mallory, newly returned to the Special Crimes Unit after three months' lost time, there is something about the girl that she understands. Mallory is led to a story of extraordinary crimes: murders stretching back fifteen years, blackmail and complicity and a particular cruelty that only someone with Mallory's history could fully recognize.
For two women notorious serial killer Ted Bundy is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop whose sister may have been one of Bundy's victims. The other is a deranged groupie who corresponded with Bundy in prison -- and raised her son to finish what Bundy started. To kidnap and brutalize more women than any serial killer in history. To lure one obsessed cop into a sick and demented trap.
New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons-the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through police fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. In the chaos, reporter Nick Daniels accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces.
Chief Inspector John Kerr from Scotland Yard investigates suspected terrorists and other potential threats to his country. When Kerr's investigations are blocked, he goes at it alone and begins to expose a cover-up that extends to all levels of the British establishment.
When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves. Far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end?
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating 'The Icove Agenda', a film based on one of her famous cases. It's a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director's luxury building.
Deputy Cornoner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson Wisconsin--except the latest body discovered in a desolate field. Who was the murdered femme fatale? Whose knife was left planted in her chest? The mystery deepens when detective Steve Hurley takes one looks at the body, turns white, and excuses himself from the case.
In Phoenix, Sayles, a burntout detective whose wife is dying slowly and in agony, is looking for the hired killer Christian. Christian, in his turn, is trying to find the man who stepped in and took down his target before he had the chance. And Jimmie, a young boy abandoned by his parents and living alone by his wits, is having the killer's dreams.
On a sweltering afternoon in July 1937, news reporter Johnny Steadman is summoning up the courage to propose to his girlfriend Stella in St Paul's Cathedral when a man falls to his death - killing a priest in the process. Two days later Johnny starts to receive sinister parcels. Each one contains the picture of a saint - and a female body part.
Plunged into an underworld of illegal immigrant communities, detectives Jack Carrigan and Geneva Miller investigate the brutal rape and murder of a young Ugandan student. They discover that the murdered girl's studies at London College may have threatened to reveal things that some people would go to any lengths to keep secret.
Devastated by loss, Lucia, a Santeria priestess, blames the locals for the escalating crime in her beloved community. She casts a vengeful hex on the neighbourhood, leading strangers and friends alike to dub her "bruja" - Spanish for witch - and turn on the elderly woman. Lucia may be in harm's way, and it's up to practical psychologist Liz Cooper and occult professor Nick Garfield to unravel a mysterious disappearance and solve a murder before more lives are lost...
Indian Princess Alexandrina, left penniless by the sudden death of her father, the Maharaja of Brindor, is granted a grace-and-favour home in Hampton Court Palace by Queen Victoria. She is soon befriended by three eccentric widows who invite her to a picnic with all the palace's inhabitants, for which her lady's maid Pooki bakes a pigeon pie. But when General-Major Bagshot dies after eating said pie, and the coroner finds traces of arsenic in his body, Pooki becomes the #1 suspect in a murder investigation. Princess Alexandrina isn't about to let her faithful servant hang.
Nina Cattermole had an unusual death: head-butted by a horse as she protested against the local hunt. The official verdict is that it was a freak accident. But when another protestor friend is expertly trampled to death by a horse, and detective Den Cooper is sent to investigate, he faces a divided community. For the Cattermoles, it is merely the start of their troubles. On the day of the funeral a family friend, himself a hunt saboteur, is found dead in a ditch. Den Cooper, a local CID detective, is sent to investigate. It soon becomes clear that this is not another accident.
When the body of herdsman Sean O'Farrell was discovered in one of the farm buildings, Detective Sergeant Den Cooper suspects Gordon Hillcock, a local farmer who was no friend of the victim. Also, his ex-fiancee Lilah is now dating Hillcock.
Alex Parkinson is obsessed with his writing tutor, Siobhan. He stalks her on Facebook and finds out where she lives, buys her presents using her own credit card and sends her messages telling her what he wants to do to her. But when a 'love rival' comes on to the scene, Alex has to take some drastic action. Soon, a young woman lies dead on the concrete after tumbling from the roof of her house. Now there is no one standing in the way of Alex and his true love. Or is there?
The first of the two-part conclusion to the Alan Gregory series. When a new witness surfaces, authorities reopen their investigation into the suicide death of a woman named J. Winter Brown. Alan and his equally culpable friend have inadvertently disclosed details of their involvement in her death to a desperate drug dealer and are feeling increasingly vulnerable.
When Henry Weist, Port Dundas, Ontario's likeable hardware store owner is found dead in the parking lot of a cigarette shop on a local First Nation reserve, apparently of a bee sting, and with more deaths to follow, Hazel Micallef finds herself involved in one of the most sensational and shocking cases of her career.
For stay at home dad Deuce Winters, the cutthroat world of suburban kiddie sports leagues is unavoidable. In the small town of Rose Petal, Texas, Moises Huber is known as the King of Soccer but the king has fallen from his throne and has disappeared with $73,000 of youth soccer registration fees. Deuce calls foul and begins a bizarre search that leads him to high stakes gambling,a smuggling ring, and a Texas sized mega Church.
Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City--an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.
Back to Anna Pigeon's first case. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she has simply moved on - her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation.
Agatha has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. When he doesn't show up at a charity ball, she goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. The murderer used a poisonous snake to deliver the fatal strike. Agatha soon learns that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated?
It's hard to keep a secret in April Springs - especially when it involves a no-good cheater like Peter Morgan. Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart has tried to be civil with the guy, since he's dating her best friend Grace. But when Grace shows up at her doorstep - sobbing - Suzanne's the first to admit she's glad the relationship is over. She's also the first to spot the footprints leading to Peter's dead body...
Avery Baker and her fiance Derek are flipping a condo in peaceful Waterfield, Maine, to earn some extra money for their wedding. When the corpse of a neighbourhood busybody disturbs their peace, it's up to Avery to find the killer before it's too late.
A Hollywood movie company has come to Paradise to film. Jesse Stone and the rest of the police go on high alert when the star is given a death threat. Then Jesse arrests a teenage driver after she causes a horrifying collision and finds himself in conflict with the local selectmen, the DA and some people with very deep pockets.
Tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a massive economic downfall, bringing the two superpowers to the brink of total destruction. Retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan is back and preparing for the impending apocalyptic clash of men and military technology.
When an elderly priest is nearly beaten to death and a special-needs boy brutally attacked, Jack Taylor finds himself pitted against a coterie committing a series of random, senseless, violent crimes in Galway.
The Key West literary seminar is drawing the biggest names in food writing from all over the country - and Haley Snow is there to catch a few fresh morsels of insider gossip. Superstar restaurant critic Jonah Barrows has already ruffled a few foodie feathers with his recent tell-all memoir and promises more of the same. Then Haley discovers his body in a nearby dipping pool.
When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Sheriff Hackberry Holland and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, learn that the desert contains a multitude of criminals, including serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins. Hack is led to Anton Ling, a mysterious Chinese woman whose steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty compel him to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds.
Rita Jewel has hired a new salesgirl at her upscale boutique. Vienna Fairchild is beautiful, confident, entitled and thoroughly obnoxious. Rita could just kill her. But someone beat her to the punch. The problem is that Rita's fingerprints are all over the crime scene.
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don't add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, Jack Reacher, hitching a ride east to Virginia. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. Reacher soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat - to both sides at once.
Professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan is back. She is on a cake creating assignment at a West Coast luxury spa for the wealthy and famous - where nip and tuck and murder are offered in equal measures.
After a candidate for governor is murdered, and his estranged wife is arrested for first-degree homicide, journalist Catherine McLeod receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police.
After 120 years the regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Heart in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is being returned to his people. But they disappear enroute. Vicki and Father John suspect that rancher and artifact collector Trevor Pratt, who had them shipped from Germany, is complicit. Their suspicions appear confirmed when Pratt is found murdered.
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections.
As Garden View Cemetery's new community relations manager, Pepper is feeling overwhelmed with planning the annual party to attract new sponsors, especially when a murdered ghost starts leaving puddles all over the place. The dead man is her skeptical ex-boyfriend Quinn's former partner Jack Haggarty--and he isn't going away until Pepper figures out the real reason behind his murder.
Niccolo Machiavelli, the great "scientist" of human behaviour becomes, in effect, the first criminal profiler, while his contemporary and sometime colleague, the erratic genius Leonardo da Vinci, brings his observational powers to the increasingly desperate hunt for a brilliant, terrifying serial murderer. Their foil and partner is the exquisite Damiata, scholar and courtesan. All three know their quarry is someone who holds enormous power, both to tear Italy apart, and destroy each of their most beloved dreams.
During a 1955 riot in Montreal a legendary dagger is stolen from its protective glass case in Montreal's imposing Sun Life Building. On the night of the theft, a local hoodlum and police informant is found murdered in a nearby park, with a dagger wound to his heart. 13 years later, Trudeau is prime minister and the case is still unsolved. Young constable Emile Cinq-Mars is asked to continue the investigation.
While on vacation in Italy, Jessica joins a tour that takes her to where lesser-known Italian masterworks are displayed-and where a pair of young Italian gunmen steal a painting off a church wall, killing an off-duty policeman in the process. She returns to Cabot Cove, but months later the son of an old friend appears to beg her for help in solving his mother's murder-which may take Jessica all the way back to Italy...
Walking through the woods one warm September day, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris pass a man who is in a state of agitation and drives off in a hurry. Near the end of their walk they make a terrible discovery, the lifeless body of a young boy. Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, but can find no immediate cause of death. A once peaceful community is deeply shaken. Then a second boy goes missing.
When a body floats to the surface of an icy river, it doesn't take Inspector Sejer long to identify it as that of Egil, a man who had been missing for months, and to determine that Egil was the victim of a very violent killer. It's as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just before Egil went missing.
Worn-out ex-Manhattan event planner Liv Montgomery and her Westie terrier Whiskey put down roots in Celebration Bay, New York. The Harvest by the Bay Festival is Liv's first chance to prove herself as the town's professional coordinator, and everything goes perfectly - until the body of an itinerant juggler is discovered stuffed into an antique apple press.
When Melanie Hunter goes missing, the men in her life come under suspicion. Detective Bill Slider and his team need to answer two questions - who loved Melanie, and who loved her too much.
Milwaukee, 1997. In a city still reeling from the crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer, a series of ghoulish, inexplicable kidnappings, mutilations and murders lead authorities to believe a Dahmer copycat is on the loose. But Patrick Bowers, working as a homicide detective, detects that this is far more than an ode to the city's most famous cannibal, but a killer with his own agenda.
In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell has lost her memory. She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim - who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing.
Assistant professor Jessie Morton was planning on spending the holiday season at the Renaissance Faire Village working as apprentice to the toy maker, but when he's found dead, those plans are dashed. Instead she must discover who killed the ladies' man - or she could be next.
Three and a half years ago his wife disappeared while working on a clandestine conservation project in Utah's Red Rock wilderness, but Silas Pearson still searches for her. He opens a tiny bookstore far off the beaten track in Moab, Utah, where his wife was last seen. But selling the occasional book is just a pretext. His search takes him into a spectacular wilderness of red rock canyons, soaring mesas, and vertical earth, where he must confront his own failures as a man and a husband.
In Paris, Tennessee, big-city fashionista Emma Taylor is helping her aunt Arabella breathe new life into her lingerie boutique Sweet Nothings. But as she and Arabella plan the shop's upcoming vintage fashion show, a string of murders turns the town upside down. And when Emma finds herself the police's top suspect, it'll take more than bullet bras to expose the real killer.
Kath Rutledge is bequeathed a fabric and fiber shop, The Weaver's Cat, in Blue Plum Tennessee by her grandmother Ivy. But Kath learns that Ivy had been a prime suspect in a murder. Luckily she has the support of the local group of fiber and needlework artists who are determined to help Kath carry on her grandmother's legacy.
Once a trained killer for the CIA, Dan Morgan has built a new life for himself. When he receives a desperate plea from his former Black Ops partner-reportedly killed in a foreign battle zone, Dan flies to help. It should be a routine mission, extracting a human asset from a region. However, it is an ambush. Now Dan is running for his life, holding crucial evidence. With his contacts dead, and his family in danger, Dan must take on a full-scale conspiracy in the highest echelons of a vast global network.
Barred from practice, disgraced psychiatrist Charlie Flint receives a mysterious summons to Oxford from an old professor who wants her to look into the death of her daughter's husband. But as Charlie delves deeper into the case and steps back into the arcane world of Oxford colleges, she realizes that there is much more to this crime than meets the eye.
A sniper has promised to shoot one policeman every day until South African Police Services arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet. The threat becomes reality. But Bennie Griessel can find no motive, no leads, just a set of nude photographs, a very complicated business transaction, and immense pressure from the brass, the media, and the relentless, unfathomable sniper.
Lemmer's first law: Don't get involved. He breaks his first law whem Emma le Roux pleads with him to track two rare black rhinos. Bad decision. Lemmer is beaten, deceived, and his weapon is stolen with his fingerprints on it. They should have killed him. Now Lemmer is on a mission that will begin a trail of violence that will run the length and breadth of Africa and touch many lives.
No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. But when their renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder.
As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim's name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbours can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk's investigation?
Temperance Brennan is asked to help when three infants are found dead in Montreal. Heading up the investigation is Tempe's old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is Sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined.
It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown -- until twelve minutes of chaos and violence left eighty people lay dead. Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates after forensics reports the bar patrons were exposed to a airborne cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs.
When a policeman is found murdered, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room, DCI Banks is called in to investigate. Working with an officer from Professional Standards he learns that the murder may be linked to the disappearance of an English girl called Rachel Hewitt, in Tallinn, Estonia, six years earlier. As DI Annie Cabbot follows up leads in Eastvale, Banks heads for Estonia.
Japan, 1703. 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend - while his own fortunes hang in the balance.
When a massive earthquake devastates Japan in 1703, even the shogun's carefully regulated court is left teetering on the brink of chaos. This is no time for a murder investigation - except when a nobleman's daughters are found dead from incense poisoning and their father threatens to topple the regime unless Sano Ichiro tracks down the killer.
The owner of the Silver Unicorn Art Gallery is dead, and Southby and Spencer Private Investigators are back at work in search of the killer. With plenty of suspects, and twists and turns along the way, Maggie and Nat have their work cut out for them. The cast of memorable characters are no match for the investigators. Maggie trusts her instincts as they take her from the streets of Vancouver to Victoria, Galiano Island and Mission. Meanwhile, her estranged husband continues his efforts to win her back, but even with the marriage plans for her daughter taking up all her spare time, Maggie knows there is no returning to her old life.
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.
When ex-Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called The Cat's Meow, out of town visitors flock to her bowling alley for speed dating and cat show events. Soon school psychologist Skye Denison finds herself at the bowling alley breaking up a fight between a riled up contestant and a judge who insulted his feline. Then the judge's body is found, strangled with a cat toy.
Translated from the French. Detective Lucie Hennebelle and Inspector Franck Sharko investigate a rare and violent film from the 1950s in which are embedded unspeakable heinous subliminal images. As they strip away layers they uncover a darkness that spreads from France to Canada, Egypt to Rwanda, and beyond.
In Saint-Denis, the black diamond truffle is a treasured asset, but reports suggest this unique delicacy is being adulterated for profit. Meanwhile, a family is attacked in the local market, and a former military man is found brutally murdered.
Callie Valentine Jones is invited to Cozumel by her cousin Lovie. When Callie and her loyal good luck charm Elvis arrive, trouble greets them in the form of a fresh skeleton. Suspicious minds blame ghosts and gods, but Callie knows the guilty party is human and she does not want to get involved. When Lovie aand Elvis disappear, Callie wants to save her cousin and her canine from the murderer.
Hannah Smith makes her living as a Florida fishing guide. When a girl goes missing, and Hannah is asked to find her, her unorthodox methods will make those on the receiving end very unhappy - and very violent.
What almost no one knows -- except for an elite investigative group headed by Steve Dark -- is that a new category of killer has now emerged. The Level 26 killer called Labyrinth has caused a worldwide media sensation, committing crimes so depraved they're causing a global panic. Only Dark can stop the killer -- but to do so he must solve Labyrinth's most complex and terrifying riddle yet.