hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
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One moment Angie Morse is standing on the deck of a luxury yacht and the next she feels a stinging blow to her head, a champagne bottle wielded by a beautiful woman. And then a push. She is in the water. She can see people on the yacht, but they don't seem to notice that she is gone, and all seem to have deliberately turned their backs. These are her friends and one is her lover. Each one had a reason for getting rid of her, though she would never have thought it would come to this. Until now.
Thanks to some new wholesale accounts that Torte has taken during the off season, the bakeshop is busier than ever. However when Jules delivers a fresh batch of bread to Horizons, a new restaurant, she's in for an unwelcome treat. Mindy Nolan, the owner of Horizons, has been killed. Jules is going to have to choose between her past and future as she tracks down Mindy's killer on Ashland's idyllic streets.
Agatha Raisin's animosity toward therapist Jill Davent was well-known. Unfortunately she voiced it in such a way that it later sounded like a death threat. After Jill was found strangled to death in her office. Agatha becomes the prime suspect, but is determined, along with her team of private detectives, to prove her innocence and find the real culprit.
Kremlin scientists have developed a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare. NATO, locked in a tense standoff over Ukraine, Poland, and Estonia, knows Putin will not hesitate to use it. But there is one man who can bring the world back from the brink. The intrepid MI6 officer Lord Alexander Hawke's latest challenge begins in the Gulf of Aden and soon has him searching for the link to a series of bizarre assassinations.
Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame. Then one of them is killed - and it's clear one of the circle was responsible. But Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner quickly finds her investigation hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these people and their therapist together.
Mallory Shepard has dumped her cheating fiance and cancelled the wedding. So when the former bride-to-be unexpectedly inherits Thistle Park, a ramshackle mansion in her ex's hometown of Port Quincy, it's a problem she can't afford - literally. Saddled with stray cats, peeling wallpaper, and nosy neighbours, Mallory is dying to sell it off. And that's before an unwanted visitor is found dead on the front lawn.
Even the most skilled sorceress can't ward off a lawsuit, and Lily is not at her enchanting best with her hands full as the temporary leader of San Francisco's magical community. So after her potbellied pig Oscar head-butts rival clothier Autumn Jennings, Lily tries to make peace without a costly personal injury case. But any hope of a quiet resolution is shattered when Autumn turns up dead.
Florida private eye Doak Miller agreed to help the local cops by posing as a hit man to catch a woman looking to get rid of her husband. But then he met the wife - and fell, hard. Now he's plotting with her to commit a murder that could net them millions of dollars and the chance to be together. But to pull it off under the watchful eyes of the police, it will have to be the perfect crime...
For the Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its handful of residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister...
Emily runs a successful bistro in Humboldt County, California, where she lives with her boyfriend, Jeff, a volunteer firefighter. Actually Jeff's main job would be flying Humboldt's finest weed to out-of-state customers. And sure, he isn't really Emily's boyfriend, more like the guy she's stuck with. In fact, his name is Danny, not Jeff, and Emily's real name is Michelle. And now Gary, an ex-CIA agent who got her and Danny into this whole mess, has just shown up in Humboldt County.
Though ex-cop Jack Taylor has again hit rock bottom, he isn't about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student on a Rhodes scholarship from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new sidekick, who abandons his thesis on Beckett to write a biography of Galway's most magnetic rogue.
Aspiring writer Lena London lands a job as assistant to bestselling suspense author Camilla Graham. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent-free in Camilla's gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without - a dead body, found on her new boss's lakefront property.
In his latest case, Sonchai is paired with young, female inspector Krom. Like him, she's an outsider on the police force, but she is socially savvy and a technological prodigy. In the midst of a typhoon they witness a deadly demonstration of super-human strength from a man who is seemingly controlled by a CIA operative. Could the Americans really have figured out a way to create some sort of super-soldier who is both physically and psychologically enhanced? Are they testing it, or him, on Thai soil? And why is everyone, from the Bangkok police to the international community, so eager to turn a blind eye?
Andi Wren is fighting to keep her late husband's company safe from vindictive competitors. When she receives an ominous note, Little birds must fly, she turns to P.I. Luke Denton. But though Luke has personal reasons for wanting to take down Wren Development's opponents, his investigation suggests this is deeper and far more dangerous than a business grudge.
One of the many robberies that plague Northeast Italy goes wrong and ends with a brutal murder that, after two years, remains unsolved. Marco Buratti, alias the Alligator, is hired by the 12 year old son of the one of the victims to find out who was responsible. Together with his associates, Beniamino Rossini and Max the Memory, he finds himself mixed up in a story involving contraband gold and blood vendettas between criminal gangs.
Charlie Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her.
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece, Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago. As Scarpetta watches, she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece, whom she has loved and raised like a daughter.
Val Deniston has been asked to reclaim her old position as a cookbook publicist in New York City, but she puts off her decision in order to help her grandfather perfect his chocolate fondue for a dessert cook-off that is part of Bayport's tri-centennial celebration. But after the opening ceremonies, Val finds a houseguest strangled to death in her grandfather's backyard. She suspects a classic case of mistaken identity, especially when another guest nearly bids her life a fondue farewell.
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson investigate the case of a kidnapped child. With no ransom note, and a sinister connection to the highest echelons of Victorian society, the companions' lives are in danger. What is the child's true heritage? And what is the connection with the vicious Whitechapel murders?
May, 1381. The Great Revolt draws ever nearer. The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night all over the city, striking terror into the hearts of those who oppose them. But who is he? When his chancery clerk is found hanged in a notorious Southwark brothel, the ruthless Thibault, John of Gaunt's Master of Secrets, summons Brother Athelstan to investigate.
River Surveyor Tom Pascoe of the Marine Police finds the bodies of two men entombed in the crew cabin of a sunken lugger. Suspicion falls on a third member of the crew seen fleeing the scene. He had a known motive for murder. Against the background of a nation at war with Napoleon, Tom Pascoe finds his own life under threat as he digs deeper into the case.
The only reason Henry Quinn survived three years inside was because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence. On the day Henry gets out, he promises he will find Evan's daughter and deliver a letter. Henry heads to the small Texan town where Evan grew up and where his brother Carson now resides as sheriff. There's no sign of the girl and her uncle claims to know nothing of her whereabouts. As Carson's behaviour towards him becomes ever more threatening, Henry realises that there are dark secrets buried at the heart of this quiet town.
Professor Bertram von Ohler has been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. This news causes problems in his otherwise quiet upper-class neighbourhood. Not everybody is happy with the choice of winner. Mysterious incidents start to occur. Boyish pranks say the police, but what follows is certainly not innocent amusement. Police inspector Ann Lindell becomes involved in the case and immediately is transported back into her own past.
The top reporter for a gossip website has written an expose claiming that the chief justice of the Supreme Court had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. Nick Heller, a high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn.
Three talented classical music composers have been named finalists in a composing competition hosted by the Point Grey Philharmonic. With money and egos on the line, it doesn't surprise violinist Midori Bishop that the competition has brought out jealousy and bitter rivalries among the entrants. What does surprise her is finding one of the finalists murdered in the theater.
Is there a link between a young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a bestselling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.
Barista Ethan Falk chases a customer into the parking lot and kills him. He tells police that years ago the older man abducted and tortured him. Then Ethan's story takes an even stranger turn. He says he was rescued by a guy named Scorpion. But Scorpion - Jonathan Grave - operates outside the law. Now, as Grave struggles to find a way to defend his former precious cargo without blowing his cover, he learns the dead man has secrets that trace to an ongoing terrorist plot against the heart of America.
Alabama detective Cooper Devereaux is partnered with Jan Loflin, who is fresh off a long undercover stint in Vice, when a seven-year-old boy disappears from his home in the Birmingham suburbs. But the more Devereaux digs into the missing child's background, the more he discovers about his own, eventually shaking loose a series of harrowing truths about bloodlines, mass murder, obsession, and what two damaged detectives have in common with the innocent victim they are so desperate to save.
Christmas Eve 1985. The shaved, exsanguinated body of a young man is found in Red Square; frozen solid - like marble to the touch - missing the little finger from his right hand. A week later, Alex Marston, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer, Tom Fox, posted to Moscow following the death of his own daughter, is asked to help find her. But as Fox's investigation drags him deeper towards the dark heart of Soviet establishment, his fears for Alex's safety grow as it looks like she could become a sadistic killer's next victim.
1708. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself. When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing.
Every October, thousands of monarch butterflies flock to California's Monterey Peninsula to spend the winter there. To welcome their colorful guests, Cadbury by the Sea holds a weeklong festival complete with a butterfly queen and her court. Eager to show some town spirit, Casey Feldstein finds herself fluttering back and forth between setting up a yarn retreat, baking and helping out at the festival. Then a former butterfly queen is found dead with a knife in her back after a Bless the Butterflies service.
A pair of staggeringly old bottles are brought in to Savannah Webb's St. Petersburg glass shop by snorkeler Martin Lane. Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. Then cell phone records are found that connect Amanda, the glass shop's reticent manager, to the drowning.
Scotland, 1831. Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiance in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness. After she's commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is shocked to find her client prostrate on the floor. Both a physician and Lord Drummond appear satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit.
2015 Arthur Ellis Award winner for Best Crime Novel. 5 years after the restoration of Charles II. As Londoners slip the shackles of puritanism and flock to the cockpits, brothels and theatres, murder victims pile up in the streets. One is a royalist member of parliament, another a Cheapside whore. But all the victims are found with gemstones in their mouths. And they have not just been murdered; they've been...sacrificed. Now the plague is returning to the city with full force, attacking indiscriminately - and murder has found a new friend. [Local author].
It seems that a serial killer who stalked hand in hand with the Plague might not be dead after all. Together with actress Sarah Chalker, highwayman William Coke and thief-taker Pitman come together, determined to stop the brutal murder of London's rich and poor. But the Great Fire of London is about to ignite. And the final confrontation between Coke, Pitman and Sarah Chalker and their murderous adversary will be decided against a background of apocalypse.
Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, and her benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, are called by her trusty if testy assistant Frances to an upscale assisted-living facility. There they find a coroner's van and police cars parked outside the facility. One of the elderly residents has been found dead under suspicious circumstances, and Frances, seen arguing with the man earlier that day, is now a person of interest.
As his former colleagues investigate the mystery of a dead child in the boot of a stolen car, ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner undertakes an unusual challenge of his own, tracing a missing multi-million pound yacht that has vanished from its moorings. The two events seem unconnected, yet as the casualty count rises, is there a link that no one has seen?
Late 1895. Holmes and Watson investigate a missing persons case, a locked room mystery. But this is just the start of an investigation that will draw the pair into contact with a shadowy organisation talked about in whispers and known only as The Order of the Gash. As more and more people go missing in a similar fashion, the clues point to a sinister asylum in France and to the underworld of London.
Master psychologist by day, seductive adrenaline junkie by night, Grace Blades has a very dark past - one that's about to bleed into a terrifying present.
On the same day PI Mark Novak's wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. For Mark to delve beneath the town's surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone. A man who seemed to have lost his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well.
Determined to save a former apprentice, Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission with SAS and Pakistani Special Forces soldiers. But when the time comes, the assignment goes catastrophically wrong and Shepherd is captured. It's almost as if someone had set a trap. Shepherd's MI5 controller Charlotte Button is furious at MI6's management of the operation and is determined to remove Shepherd from harm's way. But the Pakistani government forbids intervention - and the only way Button can save Shepherd's life is to break the rules.
Former police inspector Corso Bramard lives in the mountains not far outside Turin. His wife and daughter were murdered by a serial killer who periodically sends Bramard letters containing snippets of song lyrics by Leonard Cohen. Bramard keeps them all, battling suicidal desires - until one day he receives the killer's latest missive, and everything changes; the murderer may have made a mistake, and given Bramard a vital clue to begin the manhunt.
Policeman Rocco Shiavone is assigned to Aosta, a small, touristy alpine town far from his beloved Rome. Though he despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals, he loves solving crimes. When a mangled body has been discovered on a ski run above Champoluc, Rocco's attempts to identify the victim are complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home.
When Birdie Watson's husband Russell is killed during a bank robbery, Martha just wants to support her grieving friend. But en route to the burial plot in Oregon, Martha makes a harrowing discovery about the casket's contents - instead of Russell, she finds an unidentified man. Now Martha and her quilting klatch can't rest in peace until they unspool the truth behind the macabre mix up.
Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. But she is secretly working for the CIA. Complicating the risks is the fact that Dominika is in love with her CIA handler, Nate Nash, and their lust is as dangerous as committing espionage in Moscow. And when a mole in the SVR finds Dominika's name on a restricted list of sources, it is a virtual death sentence.
Spring snow still clings to the teeth of Montana's Crazy Mountains when an unsuspecting member of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club discovers a Santa hat in the fireplace ashes of his rented cabin. Climbing to the roof to see what's clogging the flue, he's shocked to find the body of a teenage girl wedged into the chimney. A rodeo belt buckle identifies the recently deceased victim as Cinderella Cindy Huntington, a rising rodeo star.
Hyalite County sheriff Martha Ettinger and Deputy Sheriff Harold Little Feather investigate a horrific scene at the Palisades cliffs, where a herd of bison have fallen to their deaths. Farther up the valley, fly fisherman, painter, and sometime private detective Sean Stranahan has been hired by the beautiful Ida Evening Star, a Chippewa Cree woman who moonlights as a mermaid at the Trout Tails Bar & Grill, to find her old flame, John Running Boy. The cases seem unrelated until Sean's search leads him right to the brink of the buffalo jump.
Tom Hackett, a Seattle-based freelance photojournalist, is always looking for the perfect front-page splash, but when he stumbles into the bloody path of the mysterious group known as K.A.R.M.A., he quickly discovers that its thirst for revenge is unquenchable - and it won't let anyone get in its way.
Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their book club group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who's known for his colorful stories and love of the cafe's Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the cafe for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van.
Grace Wilde is excited to head to New Orleans for her first "real" case as an animal telepath. She intends to help a woman find her missing sister, but when she attempts to communicate with her client's cat, Coco, Grace gets distracted by the presence of a much wilder animal. Coco confirms that a mysterious monkey has been swinging around the Big Easy. Grace thinks she might be able to help corral the cheeky Capuchin in addition to solving her case. But things get complicated when she receives a cryptic warning that her client isn't what she seems.
Charlie Matheson died two years ago in a car accident. So how is a woman bearing a startling resemblance to her claiming to be back from the dead? Detective Mark Nelson is called in to investigate and hear her terrifying account of what she's been through in the afterlife. Every year Detective David Groves receives a birthday card for his son...even though he buried him years ago. This year, though, the card bears a different message: I know who did it.
When a three-year old girl is reported missing, DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned the case. But Gilchrist soon suspects that the child's mother - Andrea Davis - may be responsible for her daughter's disappearance, or worse, her murder. The case becomes politically sensitive when Gilchrist learns that Andrea is the daughter of Dougal Davis, a powerful businessman and former MSP who was forced to resign from Scottish Parliament after being accused of physically abusing his third wife.
Sharon McCone has a new client who has just purchased a derelict house in the city's notorious Western Addition neighbourhood. He wants to rid it of intruders, drug users, and thugs. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is contending with more than a simple eyesore as she searches for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life.
Yurika is a freelancer in the Tokyo underworld. Posing as a prostitute she targets powerful and high-profile men. She drugs them and takes incriminating photos to sell for blackmail purposes. But when a figure from her past resurfaces, she realizes that there is someone out there who knows all her secrets, her every move. There are whispers of a crime lord named Kizaki, a monster, and Yurika finds herself trapped in a game of cat and mouse.
A young boy wakes to find his mother gone. In the garden is a snowman and round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry's team delves into unsolved cases, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he tries to find out why. Chasing Claire's leads, Trevor unearths evidence of a shocking secret that-if it actually exists-every government and terrorist organization around the world would do anything to possess.
Agent Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton. This is the first hint of an ancient transgression, linked to the 1692 Salem witch trials, and a terrible evil lurking beneath the surface of the seaside town.
Russian mafiosi think it will be a cinch to take over the region's high-end tourist trade and in particular the casino/hotel operation that is the fiercely held, final dream of American billionaire Leo Painter. Inspector Kgabo Modise of the Botswana Police Service, is tasked to remove them. Arriving from Gabarone, deploying limited staff undercover, Modise is quickly swept into a complex set of moves orchestrated to outwit not so much Lenka, a traditional kind of thug, but his mistress Irena Davidova.
London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered - leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
Winter is leaving the residents of Glenkillen snowbound, but Eden isn't about to let the weather dampen her spirits. With only a little time left in Scotland, she's determined to make the most of it - starting with attending a fancy whisky tasting with local looker Leith Cameron. But her classy date turns into a major party foul after a woman is found drowned in one of the vats of alcohol.
On a remote, dusty road forty miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. Mary Grant, Joe's young wife, raises questions when the official report places blame on Joe's shoulders. Stonewalled by the FBI, Mary will be drawn into a deadly conspiracy that puts her in the crosshairs of the richest and most powerful men in America...and the newest and most terrifying surveillance system known to man.
Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mum and Deliverance Consultant to the Diocese of Hereford, heads for the Malvern Hills to investigate an alleged paranormal dimension to a spate of road accidents in the sleepy village of Wychehill. There is a link to a revamped local pub which, it seems, has injected the valley with a shattering, strobing surge of inner-city nightlife... and drugs. When a dealer is found savagely murdered below the great earthen hillfort of Herefordshire Beacon, police ask: is it a ritual killing, a gangland disposal or a cry of outrage?
Swanton Morely, his daughter Miriam and his assistant, Stephen Sefton, pack up the Lagonda for a trip to the English Riviera. Morely has been invited to give the Founder's Day speech at All Souls School in Rousdon. But when the trio arrive they discover that a boy has died in mysterious circumstances. Was it an accident or was it murder?
Gabriel Allon is about to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.
A young woman vanishes. A smear of blood in the kitchen of the house she shares with her boyfriend suggests a struggle. As soon as Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw sees the photograph of missing Edith Hind-a beautiful Cambridge post-grad from a privileged family-she knows the case will be big. And she's right: pressure soon mounts from the media and from on high.
A Foundation for Fallen Women. An automaton chess-master. An impossible theft. As reluctant inspector of vice, Lawless undertakes a reckoning of London's nighthouses. Lawless is fascinated by Felix, the forlorn maestro driven by mysterious sufferings to establish the charitable foundation for fallen women. But every new secret he uncovers points to many more covered up. When reputations are at threat, those running the show can be merciless in defending them...
Philadelphia, 1965: Two street cops-one black, one white-are gunned down in a corner bar. One of the fallen officers, Stan Walczak, leaves behind a 12-year-old boy, Jimmy. Philadelphia, 1995: Homicide detective Jim Walczak learns that his father's alleged killer, Terrill Lee Stanton, has been sprung from prison. Jim stalks the ex-con, hoping to finally learn the truth. Philadelphia, 2015: Jim's daughter Audrey, a forensic science student, re-opens her grandfather's murder for a research paper. But as Audrey digs deeper, she comes to realize that Stanton probably didn't pull the trigger-and her father may have made a horrible mistake.
They were the New York art scene's golden couple until Amanda Oliver was found murdered, and her husband Philip confessed to shooting her. But was he a continent away when she died? Art dealer Jackson Wyeth sets out to learn the truth, and uncovers the secrets of Manhattan's galleries and wild parties, a world of beautiful girls growing up too fast and men losing their minds. But even the worst the art world can imagine will seem tame when the final sin is revealed...
Julia's life is comfortable, if unremarkable, until her sister's brutal murder opens old wounds. She finds solace in her sister's best friend, Sophie, but when Sophie reveals the extent of her sister's online life, Julia becomes convinced that the truth about her death lies deep in the dark, sordid world of online chatrooms and internet sex.
Event planner Jennifer "J.J." Tanner has a full plate, but that's the way she likes it. First, it's her turn to choose the recipe for the next meeting of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, a gathering of foodie friends who experiment with entrees for their creative and gastronomical pleasure. Second, she's organizing an Italian princess party for the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a high-tech millionaire. But one thing J.J. didn't plan on is that the caterer for the event - hotshot chef Antonio Marcotti - would end up murdered the night of the party.
Jason Green's life is changed for good after he is saved from a mugging by crime boss, Harry Irwell. He is then drawn into Manchester's notorious underworld, where smash and grab is as normal as making a cup of tea. But Jason isn't a casual thug. He has a life plan that doesn't involve blowing his money on the usual trappings. That is until a woman walks into his life offering the one thing that money can't buy - salvation.
Two Americans studying at Cambridge University, Polly and Liv, find a common interest in Nick, a handsome, charming, seemingly guileless graduate student. For a time, the three engage in harmless flirtation, growing closer while doing research for Professor Gretchen Paul, the blind and devoted daughter of a semi-famous novelist. But a betrayal, followed by Nick's inexplicable disappearance, brings long-buried histories to the surface.
Outside the city of Cambridge, England, the badly decomposed body of a young woman has washed up in the flooded fens. Detective Inspector Chloe Frohmann and her partner, Detective Chief Inspector Morris Keene, must identify the victim and uncover what malice hid her there. Their search leads them to Deeping House, an imposing country manor where, over the course of one Christmas holiday, three families, two nannies, and one young writer were snowed in together.
Maxwell and his fiancee move to Cambridge, where Imogen had once lived as a child. As the wedding planning begins and Imogen's preoccupation with her lost younger brother intensifies, Maxwell is forced to consider that he may actually be Imogen's missing brother. Worse, he fears that she may already know that he is, and be marrying him anyway.
1931. A boat from Hong Kong arrives in Shanghai harbor, carrying an official in the Nationalist Party and his striking wife, Leng. An assassin shoots the official, then himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos. Hsueh, a Franco-Chinese photographer aboard the same boat, suspects his White Russian lover, Therese, is unfaithful. Why else would she have disappeared so often on their recent vacation? When he's arrested for mysterious reasons in the French Concession and forced to become a police collaborator, he realizes that in the seamy, devious world of Shanghai, no one is who they appear to be.
It's a week before Christmas, but Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is hardly in good spirits. Chilled to the core by the murder of bouncer Gary Gunderson, Mack is determined to use her extra perceptive senses to identify the gunman responsible. Did Gary's patchy past brew up some fatal trouble, or could his death be linked to a series of cryptic letters concocted by Mack's anonymous adversary?
There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward's book-themed resort - a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane's current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. Especially when one of them turns up dead.
As part of the town's Goblin Patrol, it's Meg's job to assist the police if the town's Halloween festivities spin out of control. Which is exactly what happens when a dead body turns up in the woods. Soon it's up to Meg and her fellow goblins to keep calm, carry on with all the costumed revelers, and unmask a criminal who is hiding in plain sight.
Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day, Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. So many people think that Biff is scum that it would be easy to blame him, but he has an alibi - and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.
1943: In the midst of the brutal, hard-fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment. He's sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper (and future president) Jack Kennedy has been implicated.
A series of suicides throughout the Peaks throws Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire's E Division into a race against time to find a connection to these seemingly random acts - with no way of predicting where the next body will turn up. Meanwhile, in Nottingham Detective Sergeant Diane Fry finds a key witness has vanished...But what are the mysterious Secrets of Death? And is there one victim whose fate wasn't suicide at all?
The King's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and Lady Georgiana Rannoch shall be Marina's companion: showing her the best of London - and dispelling any rumours about George's libertine history. But things truly get complicated when one of his supposed mistresses is murdered. The Queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the case unfolds her investigation comes precariously close to the prince himself.
Cassie Dewell is the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad, now oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market. While delivering newspapers, 12 year old Kyle witnesses a car accident and takes a mysterious bundle from the scene. Now in possession of a lot of money and packets of white powder, Kyle wonders if his luck has changed. Meanwhile Cassie realizes that she may be in over her head as a gang war heats up.
Amongst the many bequests her husband made to Mrs. Pargeter, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. Attending the funeral of the rich and respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his is one of the names in the little black book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gun-runners, shifty politicians and a kidnapped vicar.
Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt's funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone's guess, but Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie are determined to save the library's reputation and catch a killer.
Homicide detective Nikki Heat, now a Captain, faces a personal challenge. Her fiance, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jameson Rook, is investigating a case that compromises her new job. Privately, it becomes an early test of their engagement when Rook becomes a distraction at best, and an obstacle at worst, as their parallel lives not only cross, but collide.
When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot provides some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie's own terrier, Mungo.
A split-second decision thrusts Detective Jimmy Vega into the epicenter of a disturbing case when a body is found in the frosty woods near upscale Lake Holly, New York. With tensions in the community at a boiling point, Vega needs the help of his girlfriend, activist Adele Figueroa, to pursue a dangerous murder investigation. But just as Vega learns that Adele herself is harbouring a secret, another body is discovered.
In a valley in Northumberland, a shocking discovery shatters the peace in a quiet farming community. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're visiting family in Australia. Then Percy, a retired farm labourer who lives with his divorced daughter in a development on the farmland, finds Patrick, the house-sitter, dead by the side of the lane on the way into the valley. When Vera Stanhope arrives and looks round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man.
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work. Her two-year-old daughter is playing with Maya's husband, Joe, who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier.
The annual yacht race off the coast of Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a highlight of the summer season, and Allie is pulling out all the stops making chocolate centerpieces for the occasion. Unfortunately, she and her bichonpoo, Mal, also pull a dead body from the murky waters of the marina. When Allie's boyfriend's sister becomes the prime suspect, Allie dives into investigating the murder herself.
When Robert Walking Bear's body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental - except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy's buried loot with a map he had obtained from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.
Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings, and in doing so destroyed himself. In his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. And now Parker is ready to wage war. Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder. All in the name of the being they serve. All in the name of the Dead King.
Assassin Carl Bowman's latest assignment is to take out a ten-year-old girl. He doesn't know what she's done or why someone wants her dead. He just knows he has to kill her. But with the girl in his sights, Carl can't bring himself to pull the trigger. Instead he goes on the run, taking her with him.
Laos, 1979: Among the oddballs with whom retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, share their small Vientiane house is Noo, a Buddhist monk. Noo rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator: a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekhong River to Thailand. Soon Siri and his friends find themselves running afoul of Lao secret service officers and famous spiritualists.
Amy-Faye Johnson has her hands full coordinating the Celebration of Gothic Novels in Heaven, Colorado. The festivities start off smoothly, but the weekend is soon cursed with large egos, old resentments, and uninvited guests. Matters become truly grave when a dead body is found at the gothic-themed costume party. The out-of-town authors claim not to know the victim, but Amy-Faye has doubts.
High fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation. It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion.
When Eve Carrington is chosen to participate in an exclusive writers workshop, she knows it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For one month, she will live, write, and share her work with nine other aspiring authors. The top three will get a chance to be published. But the deadlines are tight, the pressure intense, and the competition incredibly fierce. Her biggest rival, Angela, is writing a murder mystery based on the workshop and its participants. It's a brilliant idea. Until life begins to imitate art - and death begins to knock out the competition.
A 16-month-old boy with Down's Syndrome is found naked and drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Konrad Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother's story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.
Inspector Konrad Sejer is called to investigate the double murder of a mother and her young son. They have been found, knifed repeatedly, in a worn-out caravan on a remote piece of land. A bloody footprint is discovered. Meanwhile, another mother, dying of cancer, confesses to her 21-year-old son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, whom the boy has become obsessed by, is not his real father.
As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip. But when the body of one of her father's neighbours is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished.
In Rome Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music - the Incendio waltz - and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Back in Boston, when Julia plays the notes for the first time, the music has a terrifying and unexplainable effect on her young daughter. Determined to track down the music score's origins, Julia travels to Venice - and uncovers a dark secret that not only dates back to the Second World War, but also directly involves a dangerously powerful family who will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.
X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Kinsey wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether she can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
In 1358, over a century after its foundation in Cambridge, the college of Michaelhouse is facing a serious shortfall of funds and competition from upstarts rivals such as Zachary Hostel. Their problems are made no easier by the hostility of the town's inhabitants who favour the university moving away to the Fens. This simmering tension threatens to break into violence when a well-known tradesman is found dead in one of the colleges. Matthew Bartholomew knows he was poisoned but cannot identify the actual substance, never mind the killer.
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van; he has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial...even if he has to cheat to secure one.
Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an upcoming performance at Merry's Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the town's postmistress, Minnie Urqhart - also Merry's bitter foe. But Roma and Minnie's heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie dead at the post office.
Aged 48, Marcus Cicero, the greatest orator of his time, is to all appearances a broken man. Out of power, exiled to the eastern Mediterranean with his faithful secretary, Tiro, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, he spends his days tormented by his failure. But, to quote one of his own famous aphorisms: 'while there's life there's hope'. By promising to support his political enemy, Caesar, he manages to win his return to Italy. Once home, he gradually fights his way back: first in the law courts, then in the senate, and finally by the power of his pen, until at last, for one brief and glorious period, he is once again the dominant figure in Rome.
British-born nurse Celia Davies runs a free medical clinic to assist the poor women of San Francisco. Aided in her endeavors by her half-Chinese cousin Barbara and feisty housekeeper Addie, Celia has earned the trust and friendship of many of the city's downtrodden, including a young orphan named Owen - who's just confided to her that he's stumbled upon a corpse.Owen recently started working for the ruthless real estate and development group, Martin and Company, and discovered a dead body in the office's basement.
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but attorney Keli Milanni is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case.
On the side of a mountain in Sweden, six bodies have been found. Skeletons, more precisely. These bodies were buried a long time ago. And for Sebastian Bergman that just makes the investigation into who they are, who killed them, and why, even more complex.
Clock shop owner Ruth doesn't have time for Beckett Green's nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined to put other businesses out of business by also carrying their specialty items. He's trying to steal Ruth's new watchmaker, Mark Pine, not to mention block her plans to renovate the town clock tower. Ruth is already all wound up when she's alarmed to discover Mark's dead body.
When two-year-old Benjamin is lured away from his mother at a shopping centre and brutally murdered, the last people anyone would suspect are two little boys. Ten years later the perpetrators are released under new identities, living within the community they tore apart. With a hostile media determined to expose them and a grieving father vowing to avenge his child, just how long can their secret remain hidden?
Sheriff Joanna Brady is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Her mother and stepfather's RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help.
It's late 1942. Detective Inspector Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town jammed with people sent there by the conflict. On the outskirts is an Italian PoW camp and many PoWs work on local farms where manpower is sorely needed. Then a troubled old man goes missing in a winter storm. The next day his body is discovered in a secret hideout supposedly known to very few.
A fast and fatal illness takes hold in the local Amish community, though many believe that the sickness stems from a hexerei - a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. Elizabeth doesn't believe in curses, and then an entire Amish family is found dead. As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmer's market selling Amish raw milk start dying.
IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway's latest target is radio host Florence 'Flo' Cash, star of "The Flo Cash Cash Flow Show." Not only has Flo been giving her listeners shady tax advice, she's set up an elaborate barter system that leaves Uncle Sam out of the equation-and Tara tied in knots...
When the British Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone's principal concern. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the Koh-i-Noor diamond is stolen from under his nose. The hunt is on for the culprits. But it soon becomes clear that only one man - and his elephant - can possibly crack this case...
Billionaire oilman Calum Dane's genetically engineered pesticide may have poisoned a large swath of the state. How that poisoning is connected to the disappearance of thirty high school students from a Houston prep school, as well as a herd of cattle that has been picked clean to the bone, presents Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong with the greatest and most desperate challenge of her career.
Spider Shepherd's MI5 Controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Worse, he's asked to cooperate with his nemesis at MI6, Jeremy Willoughby Brown, in taking Charlie down. And he will have to cross the assassin, Lex Harper, currently on the trail of two Irish terrorists , who may be able to lead him to his ex-boss.
Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. Homicide inspectors focus on Greg Treadway, a middle school teacher who volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. Earlier that evening he had shared a meal with Tanya, but soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart...and Dismas Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man's defense.
Ex-cop Abigail Mackenzie second career is farming: raising chickens, keeping bees, and growing heirloom vegetables on her farmette in the Bay Area. But when she attempts to deliver her artisanal honey to local pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur, she finds him dead in his shop. Then the chef's handsome brother insists on hiring Abby to find out who killed Jean-Louis.
Red Rover, the blackest of black ops teams is betrayed on its top-priority mission to capture and interrogate a mysterious Saudi terrorist. One of their own is killed, the remaining two barely get home alive. Then Charlize Daou, a brilliant, wildly talented arms expert, is added to the team. Ignoring their new orders, Red Rover secretly sets out to find the protected Saudi terrorist, the first step in a perilous journey into the heart of a vast conspiracy that involves the NSA, a cabal of immensely wealthy mystics known as the Alchemists, and an ageless visionary out to create an entirely new way of waging war.
Sergeant Logan McRae's missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods - naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, under the beady eye of Logan's ex-boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her. But it's not going to be easy. A new Superintendent is on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force, hell-bent on making Logan's life miserable; Professional Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat, head of Aberdeen's criminal underbelly, is dying - leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eyeing his territory.
It begins when a maid reports a burglary in the alpine Itlaian town of Aosta. But there's no sign of forced entry, and after Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone picks the lock, he notices something off about the carefully ransacked rooms. That's when he finds the body: a woman, the maid's employer, left hanging after a grisly suicide. Or is it? Rocco's intuition tells him the scene has been staged. In other words, it's murder - a pain in the ass of the highest order.
When a Riviera socialite's diamonds are stolen, the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but ever-more-audacious jewelry heists across France, private eye Sam Levitt and his partner in love and intrigue, Elena Morales, are soon on the case. Solving the crimes, though, is not allowed to postpone the enjoyment of any meal nor interfere with the delectation of any glass of wine.
Though it is the eve of the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal's security isn't so tight that it prevents a bold daytime Brinks truck robbery of three million dollars. As the high-profile heist continues to baffle the police, Constable Eddie Dougherty is assigned to assist the suburban Longueuil force in investigating the deaths of two teenagers returning from a rock concert across the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Were they mugged and thrown from the bridge? Or was it a murder suicide?
Twenty-five years after her mother's murder, Sally Blue has finally stopped running. She has found a modicum of peace as a mortician's beautician, able to take solace from the voices of the dead that trailed her for years wherever she went. Yet a grisly murder reawakens her gift, forcing Sally to turn to Jersey Castle, homicide detective by day, punk rock drummer by night, and the last person Sally might expect to help her. But what Sally doesn't know is that someone has been hunting for her all this time.
High above the Adirondack Mountains, a commuter flight to New York City plunges from the sky before the crew regains control. Then, in London, a jetliner crashes into the runway, killing fifteen people. Teams scramble to find a link between the two tragedies. Then reporter Kate Page receives an untraceable message from someone boasting responsibility and threatening another event.
Barcelona, 1952. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Marto Noguer, an eager young journalist, is assigned to the story. But Ana soon realizes that a bundle of letters found at the scene contradict the official version. With her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, she encounter a series of revelations that implicate the Franco regime's most influential figures.
State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe, where a longtime strongman is being challenged for the presidency. Rumours are flying furiously: armed gangs, military crackdowns, shady outside money pouring in, and, most disturbing for the United States, reports of highly enriched uranium leaking into the market. And that's all before Ryker even lands in the country. It gets much worse after that.
A series of rapes and murders at the college in Little Springs ended with the arrest and conviction of Leo Spradlin, the Coed Killer. Now, years later, Spradlin is suddenly cleared based on unshakable DNA evidence, and no one is more surprised than Detective Mike Cancini. Then, when the attacks begin again, Cancini is not the only one who worries a mistake has been made.
George Vandenberg is a drunk with a volatile temper, haunted by the memory of the young woman he once loved and tragically lost. Wrestling with his guilt and pushed by his psychiatrist to confess his role in her death, he teeters on the edge of a nervous breakdown, blacking out drunk more often than not. Then his doctor turns up dead, brutally stabbed to death in his office, and George emerges as the primary suspect in an investigation led by D.C. Detective Mike Cancini.
A young man drops dead in a fashionable Istanbul street. The autopsy proves it was a natural death - a heart attack - but what is in Emre Alphan's stomach is not. His last meal was of human flesh. Ikmen must trace Alphan's final movements, and discover who the victim was. Food itself has become contentious, with traces of pork discovered in tinned beans, accusations flying about whether this was a deliberately provocative act in a Muslim country, and suspicions about what is really being served up.
Andrea Boyle moved to Seattle with her 17 year old nephew Spencer to give him a new start. Andrea has found her own new beginning with Luke, a successful playwright and father of a teenage son, Damon. Then tragedy befalls Damon. But the worse is to come. A dark secret from Spencer's past is exposed, and then Luke is brutally attacked. Now it's up to Andrea to prove Spencer's innocence to the police - and to herself.
Three novels in one volume: CROSS KILL, ZOO 2, and THE PRETENDER.
After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, New York City is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility-but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all.
Cairo, Egypt, 1913. When schoolgirl Marie Kewfik is kidnapped, snatched away as she strolled through the bustling bazaars of the Souk, the Khedive insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Secret Police, takes charge of the negotiations for her safe return. The Kewfiks are one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Egypt but there is more to Marie's kidnapping than meets the eye.
The disappearance of a 9 year old boy from Three Pines initiates a frantic search. What Armand Gamache uncovers deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Surete du Quebec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself will play a terrible part in what happens next.
Peter Ash returns from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with a buzzing claustrophobia that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered - and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.
Clare Riordan and her son Mikey are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering, disoriented. Soon after, a pack of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London. Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatized child uncover his memories - which might lead them to his mother's captors. But she swiftly realizes thaat Clare is not the first victim...nor will she be the last. The killers are driven by a desire for revenge...and in the end, it will all come down to blood.
In the moody countryside on the edge of Wales, a rambling 12th-century house is thought to be haunted. Although its new owners don't believe in ghosts, they do believe in spiritual darkness and the need for exorcism. But their approach to exorcist Merrily Watkins is oblique and guarded. No one can be told, least of all the new bishop. Merrily's discovery of the house's links with the medieval legend of a man who resisted mortality threatens to expose the hidden history of a more modern cult and its trail of insidious abuse, a trail that may not be closed.
Liz Carlyle has been posted to MI5's counter-espionage desk. But as a result of Russia's incursions into Crimea and President Putin's determination to silence those who would oppose him, wherever they may be living in the world, Liz soon finds herself on the hunt for a Russian spy on British soil - a spy whose intentions are unknown, and whose presence is a threat not only to Russian dissidents living in England but also to the security of the nation itself.
A staggeringly beautiful woman offers PI Frank Lamb a small fortune to find a cassette tape. It contains, she explains, a recording her sister's kidnapper made of her last three minutes on Earth. She conveniently fails to mention the unsettling effects the tape is rumoured to have on listeners. Frank enlists the help of reclusive tracker Courtney Lavagnino to pick up a trail that's been cold for five years.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed and locked doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can't go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, and the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate.
Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case. The accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra's parents don't believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog.
Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice. As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace - but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her.
A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy's Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society's annual "Mundypalooza" offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case. Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three Murder Houses, can't escape the feeling that her family is being watched - and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She's right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them.
Jillian Hart and police chief Tom Stewart are enjoying peaceful, newly wedded bliss in Mercy, South Carolina, until a woman is found wandering the streets one night. She's in her night clothes, disoriented, and carrying a kitten in a tote bag. A search of the woman's house reveals many more cats, a maze of cardboard boxes - and a dead man.
The time has come for the California town's annual Miss Tangorli beauty pageant, and Poly has agreed to use Material Girl's inventory of shimmery silks to create embellished gowns fit for a crown. But when millionaire Harvey Halliwell - the man who revived the city's citrus trade with his imported tangorli tree - is found dead days before the pageant contestants are announced, something sour takes over the town.
Indentured to British Intelligence, professional assassin Victor is tasked with eliminating Milan Rados, a former Serbian paramilitary commander wanted for war crimes and now head of an organized criminal network in Belgrade. Victor might be the best in the business, but with powerful friends and an entire crew to protect him, Rados is a hard man to corner and even harder to kill.
"Khatar" is the Somali word for dangerous, and it is one that Colonel Michael Parson has heard all too often on his present mission. His friend Sophia Gold has talked him into taking leave from the Air Force to fly relief supplies into Somalia in an antique DC-3 cargo plane. But even Parson doesn't know just how "khatar" this trip will turn out to be.
Sam Capra tracks his missing brother, Danny, into a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him--on American soil. To save his brother--and to save the world from certain war--Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov.
After attending her father's funeral, former Mossad agent Rachel Goldschmitt empties her bank account and disappears. But when she makes a cryptic phone call to her former handler, Ehud, the Mossad sends him to track her down. Finding no leads, he must retrace her career as a spy to figure out why she abandoned Mossad before she can do any damage to Israel.
Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin -- until, sent overseas on a critical mission, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose. Now his father, elected judge for the small Gulf Coast town of Cantrell, Mississippi, has been arrested and charged with murder. And he refuses to do anything to defend himself. Will begins digging into the community's secrets.
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is granted an unexpected reprieve on the eve of his execution for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars - guilty or not - a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger - and more sinister - than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance.
When Special Agent Ren Bryce is called to Tate, Oregon to investigate the disappearance of twelve-year-old Caleb Veir, she finds a town already in mourning. Two other young boys have died recently, although in very different circumstances. As Ren digs deeper, she discovers that all is not as it seems in the Veir household - and that Tate is a small town with a big secret. Can Ren uncover the truth before more children are harmed?
Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans he scoffs: Do you think I give a damn about those pesky villagers? So when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later, it's no surprise that some in town are feeling celebratory.
It's late May 1944. Captain Billy Boyle is court-martialed on spurious charges of black market dealings. Stripped of his officer's rank, reduced to private, and sentenced to three months hard labor, Boyle is given an opportunity. He can avoid his punishment if he goes behind enemy lines to rescue a high-value Allied soldier.
In their isolated Colorado farmhouse, Rowena Cooper and her two children prepare to wait out a blinding snowstorm. Two violent predators walk through the door. For these men, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey and they still have many miles to go, and lives to sacrifice, before their work is done. But for the Cooper family, nothing will ever be the same.
The body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a local forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should have made the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, new commander of Copenhagen's Missing Persons Department, releases a photo of the victim, and an older woman phones to say that she recognizes the woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. But Louise soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates more than thirty years ago.
Genealogists Sophreena McClure and Esme Sabatier are hired to create scrapbook tributes for a former North Carolina senator's intricate family heritage and illustrious career. Sifting through the ashes of his past, they discover his baby brother perished in a suspicious fire that burned down his childhood home. Still saddened by his late parents' steadfast conviction, against all evidence to the contrary that the fire was cover for a kidnapping, the senator wants this rumour put to rest once and for all.
In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is happy to be back in England. But then she learns that her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But, as she says, "It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits". Delivering a message for the vicar's wife to a reclusive wood-carver, Flavia stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door.
After one of robotic genius Louis Massina's creations makes a miraculous rescue, an FBI agent recruits him to pursue criminals running a massive financial scam - and not coincidentally, suspected of killing the agent's brother. But when he's thrust into a dangerous conspiracy, the billionaire inventor decides to take matters into his own hands, unleashing the greatest cyber-weapons in the world and becoming the Puppet Master.
The latest terror to be visited upon the dark Galway streets arrives in a most unusual form: a Cambridge graduate who becomes murderous over split infinitives, dangling modifiers, and any other sign of bad grammar. Meanwhile, Jack is approached by a grieving father with a pocketful of cash on offer if Jack will help exact revenge on those responsible for his daughter's brutal rape and murder.
Thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier is in Indigo Gap, North Carolina, pouring all her talents - and most of her savings - into a craft retreat business, with help from close pal and resident potter Jane Starr. Between transforming her Victorian estate into a crafter's paradise and babysitting Jane's daughter, the new entrepreneur has no time for distractions. Especially rumors about the murder of a local school librarian. But when Jane's fingerprints match those found at the grisly crime scene, Cora not only worries about her friend, but her own reputation.
The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah's favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her Covered Dish clients. But Lilah's Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot.
Houston, 1952. Against the backdrop of normal American teen life in the 50s, Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas.
From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole in the Wall Gang, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland is on an odyssey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army.
Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers' retreats in the big blue Victorian she's inherited. The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and bestselling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. It will be her uncle, the local police chief, whom she'll call for help when there's a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room.
Ruddy McCann, former college football star, now Kalkaska, Michigan repo man, is finally getting his life back on track when a woman tells Ruddy that the tragedy that defines his life may, in fact, be a lie. He starts to investigate the disappearances of women in the area and soon discovers that his own redemption may be within reach. The voice of Alan Lottner, dead realtor and Ruddy's future father-in-law, returns, and Ruddy and Alan work together to bring down a corrupt banker, win back his fiancee Katie's love, and stop a serial killer before he can strike again.
In the small town of Surrender in upstate New York, Dr. Trajan Jones, a psychological profiler, and Dr. Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, teach online courses in profiling and forensic science from Jones's family farm. Once famed advisors to the New York City Police Department, Trajan and Li now work in exile, having made enemies of those in power. Then the outcast pair is unexpectedly called in to consult on a disturbing case. In rural Burgoyne County, a pattern of strange deaths has emerged: adolescent boys and girls are found murdered in gruesome fashion.
Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband into the emergency room of the Sriphat Hospital in Thailand, where he passed away. A guard thinks she remembers her coming in before, but with a different husband - one who also died. Nurse Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer - if there is one - loose in her hospital. And now she has no choice but to investigate...
Chicago, 1928. Al Capone runs the city but cracks in his rule are starting to show. In the heavy summer heat, a series of shocking events takes place. A group poisoned in a swanky hotel. A rich white man found dead in a down-and-out neighbourhood he should never have been in. A socialite, known across the city, vanished without trace. Could these events be connected? Is someone trying to bring down Al Capone?
Five years ago, Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their livelihoods looked set as Amanda was due to inherit her father's successful garment company. Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party. In present-day New York, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her "Under Suspicion" television series to investigate.
A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. Now Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically, what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend?
On her blog, The Farmer's Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in the small western Michigan town of Lovett. Working the farm is demanding but peaceful - until that peace is shattered when the minister's wife is murdered on Shelby's property during a fund-raiser for a local church. But the manure really hits the fan when Shelby's good friend veterinarian Kelly Thacker emerges as the prime suspect.
In the midst of a blizzard, Myra and Eldon Little Shield found an abandoned baby on their doorstep and brought her inside. Five years later, no one has come back to claim the little girl now known as Mary Anne Little Shield. But now that she's old enough to start school, her foster parents fear social services will take her - a white child - away from them. Determined to adopt Mary Anne, the Little Shields hire lawyer Clint Hopkins, who wants Vicky as co-counsel on the case. But before their meeting can take place, a black truck deliberately runs Hopkins down in the street.
In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier.
Clare's new Village Blend DC is struggling - until its second floor Jazz Space attracts a high-profile fan in the daughter of the President. But as Clare's stock rises, she learns a stark lesson. Washington can be murder. First a State Department employee suspiciously collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President's daughter goes missing.
Mollel, the Maasai warrior-turned-detective has been banished from Nairobi, Kenya's bustling metropolis, to a small, fly-blown town on the edge of a national park. He suspects his colleagues on the police force are guilty of the extortion and bribery that plague the force. But when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he begins to wonder if they might be involved in something even more disturbing.
An accident destroys the annual grape crop at the Cambon family's vineyard, leaving the estate facing ruin, Clarisse Cambon knows exactly who to blame - her daughter-in-law Jane. It's just the latest incident in a decades-long feud whose origin both women have concealed from Luc, who struggles to keep his wife and mother on speaking terms. But is Luc the saint he appears to be? When tragedy strikes, Jane is thrown into doubt. What secrets has her husband been keeping?
Alex Bartal is director of the Mossad's Operations Branch. One of his agents is on a mission to kidnap an Iranian general, interrogate him, then kill him. But the plan goes terribly wrong when the agent, the head of a Mossad special unit, is captured instead - generating a series of escalating crises in Europe and Asia, which results in the death, one member at a time, of the Ring of the Nibelungs: a sleeper cell network of Mossad agents. Convinced that there is a traitor within the Mossad, Bartal must race to identify and eliminate the mole.
1989. The Troubles are raging in Ireland, bombs exploding in England. Father Brennan Burke is home in New York when news of his sister's arrest in London sends him flying across the ocean. The family troubles deepen when Brennan's cousin Conn is charged with the murder of a Special Branch detective and suspected in a terrorist plot against Westminster Abbey. The Burkes come under surveillance by the murdered cop's partner and are caught in a tangle of buried family memories.
Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life. As PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is. But, on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there's no other option - and these murders are as brutal as they come. Lucy must step into the line of fire - a stranger in a criminal underworld that butchers anyone who crosses the line. And, unknown to Lucy, she's already treading it...
The current owner of one of Cabot Cove's oldest properties, Joe Cooper is convinced he's about to die and wants the house sold so he can give the proceeds to his grandson. But Eve Simpson, the town's premiere real estate agent, has quite a challenge on her hands. Not only is the building in deplorable physical condition, it is also rumoured to be haunted. Then, when Joe's deadly premonition becomes a reality, Dr. Seth Hazlitt is not so sure the man died of natural causes.
With a massive storm about to hit North Ashcot, Massachusetts, threatening floods and widespread wind damage, Cassie is forced to close up the post office along with the rest of the local business owners and residents, who are battening down the hatches and bracing themselves for the worst. Although the storm proves not to be as bad as predicted, fabric shop owner Daisy Harmon is found dead, seemingly killed by a fallen branch.
When Joe Rick Rickman, a former golden boy of the CIA, steals a massive amount of the Agency's most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country, CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice but to send her most dangerous weapon after him: elite covert operative Mitch Rapp. Rapp quickly dispatches the traitor, but Rickman proves to be a deadly threat to America even from beyond the grave.
Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point. Dave Swinton is then found dead, burnt beyond recognition in his car at a deserted beauty spot. The police think it's a suicide but Jeff is not so sure.
July 1919. The trail uncovered by ex-flying ace Max Maxted leads to Japan and a mysterious prisoner held by his father's old enemy, Count Tomura. The team he has recruited to finish the job are already there, where their paths cross that of former German spymaster, Fritz Lemmer, now rebuilding his spy network in the service of a new, more sinister cause.
Brighton, 1950. A girl is found cut in three, and Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, served with Edgar in a special ops troop called the Magic Men that used stage illusions to confound the enemy. Max still performs, touring with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls. When Edgar asks for his help with the case, Max tells him to identify the victim quickly; it takes a special sidekick to do the Zig Zag Girl - words that haunt Max when he learns the dead girl is Ethel, one of his best assistants to date.
Leslee Stanton Nix finds keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates - collectively known as the Silver Six - to be as exciting as it is exasperating. To kick off the grand opening of their craft shop, the Handcraft Emporium, Nixy and the Silver Six invite Doralee Gordon to teach a gourd painting class. Doralee's spirit gets squashed when her ex crashes the class with his new fiancee, but things really get messy when the bride-to-be later turns up dead.
Back when Poke Rafferty first arrived in Bangkok to write a travel guide, some of the old-timers in the Expat Bar on Patpong Road helped him make sense of the city. Now these men, many of whom have been living in Southeast Asia since the Vietnam War, have grown old and, in some cases, frail. When a talkative stranger named Arthur Varney turns up, they accept him without suspicion, failing to see that he's actually using them to get to Poke. Varney wants two things. Money Poke doesn't have and a person Poke is unwilling to hand over.
As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Athelinda Playford, one of the world's most beloved children's authors, has decided to cut off her two children without a penny - and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Poirot is among the guests. But why? If Lady Playford expects a murder, why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer?
When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl. Andrew Yancy - formerly Detective Yancy, busted down to the Key West roach patrol after accosting his then-lover's husband with a Dust Buster. Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way - including the giant Gambian rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections.
This Halloween, Hayley can't imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley's determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he's in financial trouble - again. Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny's moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery - and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect.
James Bond won his battle with criminal mastermind Auric Goldfinger, but a whole new war is about to begin. With glamorous Pussy Galore by his side-and in his bed-Bond arrives home from America to the news that SMERSH, the deadly Soviet counterintelligence agency, plans to sabotage an international Grand Prix. He must play a high-speed game of cat and mouse on the track to stop them, but a chance encounter with a mysterious Korean millionaire, Jason Sin, warns him that the scheme is only the Soviets' opening move.
Erlendur is a recently promoted detective. His world is dominated by drug-dealers, a cold case involving a missing schoolgirl, a CIA operative and the murky history of America's presence in Iceland. A man falls from scaffolding inside a vast aircraft hangar on the US naval air base. Several miles away, at a geothermal power station, a shoe is seen sticking out of the water, attached to a body.
Moriarty's enigma is finally revealed in this diverse anthology of thirty-seven new Moriarty stories, reimagined and retold by leading crime writers such as Martin Edwards, Jurgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge.
An'gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club's spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all a-flutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm...
Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What's the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?
Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, a young girl with ruthless enemies who want to see her dead, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger.
Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower, to investigate a motorcycle accident, and find a complex situation. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident.
Black Friday. The American Way Mall is packed with holiday shoppers and bargain seekers. Machine-gun fire rings out, and within minutes hundreds are dead and dying. Others are taken hostage by an army of fanatical Middle Eastern terrorists ready to blast the American Way Mall into a pile of rubble. But one man - Iraq War vet Tobey Lanning - refuses to go down without a fight.
When the body of a nude man, apparently a suicide, is found deep within the woods, Decker must dig to uncover the man's identity. The investigation takes Decker to Kneed Loft College, where he must penetrate the indecipherable upper echelons of mathematics and mathematical prodigies. There he discovers a sphere of scheming academics, hidden cyphers and most dangerous of all a realm of underworld crime that transforms harmless nerds into cold, calculating evil geniuses.
LAPD detective Jacob Lev is not coping well after learning the truth about his family. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.
A collection of her short stories.
Cork O'Connor is asked to search for a man who has gone missing camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Although his daughter's wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness on his own. Days pass. His family flies by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen. Locating Cork's campsite, they find no sign of their father. They do find blood, however. A lot of it.
His first memoir. From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times.
Sophie has begun losing things, from her recently delivered mail to the car she parked the night before. She is constantly forgetting things she's said and done, too - only to be reminded of them by her acquaintances. She's even detained by the police for shoplifting - a crime she has no memory whatsoever of having committed. Soon she finds herself connected to the deaths of several people around her: a neighbour boy she is babysitting is murdered while in her care; a stranger seeks shelter with her and winds up dead; and finally, her employer is killed in a way that suggests she was responsible. And she doesn't remember a thing about any of it.
A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, edited by respected anthologist George Mann. Stories are told from the point of view of famous associates of the great detective, including Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, Sherlock himself, Irene Adler, Langdale Pike, and of course, Professor Moriarty...
When flamboyant Texas millionaire Honeybelle Hensley dies a suspicious death, everybody in town is shocked to learn that the sole beneficiary of her worldly fortune is none other than Miss Ruffles, her dog. What Sunny McKillip, Miss Ruffles' unwilling dogsitter, wants to know is why the lovable Miss Ruffles is now in such grave danger.
One of real estate mogul Sean Jackson's three-year-old twins goes missing at Sean's 50th birthday party. Twelve years later, Sean is dead. The party's attendees assemble for the funeral, together for the first time since that fateful weekend. Soon the barbed comments and accusations are flying. By the end of the weekend, one will be dead. And one of Sean's daughters will make a shocking discovery.
Child Protection Officer Ian Quinn's father left years ago, leaving Ian and his sister alone. One day he is called by an attorney, claiming the elder Quinn has recently died and named Ian in his will. Ian, confused, assuming his father has died years ago, goes to the lawyer's office where he is given three items: first, a key. The second, a deed to his grandfather's old butcher shop, still adorned by a garnish tin pig. The other is a letter from his long-gone father that reads simply and cryptically: "Sorry for everything, son, but it's your burden now.
In 1908, in West Hall, Vermont, Sara Harrison Shea was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, in present day, 19 year old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. In her search for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom.
The Giant Pumpkin Fest in Tinker's Cove will this year feature a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned . . .Lucy's getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found...until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge, revealing a deceased Evan.
Private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold and Superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but when Venus' son Harry is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in Arnold's patch in east London, the Superintendent doesn't know who else to turn to. Arnold and his partner Mumtaz Hakim soon find themselves chasing leads into several of the East End's uneasily coexisting communities.
A blind child and a Catholic nun disappear from a city sidewalk in plain sight of onlookers. There, then gone, vanished in seconds. Those who witnessed the event still cannot believe it happened. It was all too real. Detective Kathy Mallory and the NYPD s Special Crimes Unit enter the investigation when the nun s body is found with three other corpses in varying stages of decomposition left on the lawn of Gracie Mansion, home to the mayor of New York City. Sister Michael was the last to die. The child, Jonah Quill, is still missing.
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary.
When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he's forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk's memory loss is a secret he guards closely, leaving him vulnerable to repercussions from his missing past, especially his exploits overseas in the tumultuous Gold Rush days of San Francisco.
Chen Cao is technically in charge of the corruption case of a "Red Prince"---a powerful, high Party figure who embodies the ruthless ambition, greed, and corruption that is increasingly evident in the new China. This "Red Prince" has the kind of connections and power to deflect any attempts to bring him to justice. Now with no power, few allies, and with his own reputation on the line, the former Inspector Chen is facing the most dangerous investigation of his career, and his life.
A year after arresting Jason Medina for the rape and murder of his step-daughter, Detective Inspector Amaia Salazar has one last duty to complete before starting her maternity leave - attending Medina's trial. When the trial is suddenly called off, Amaia is appalled. But the judge had no choice. Jason Medina has committed suicide in the bathroom of the courthouse, leaving behind a cryptic note addressed to Amaia: the single word 'Tarttalo'.
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice-skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. A review of the security videos reveals that the victims were killed with a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled.
A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a disaster instead. The flower girl has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Meanwhile, at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, a man is stabbed to death in front of a crowd of tourists snapping photos. Solving the case should be easy, but the pictures and surveillance video lead Detective Jake Brogan to a dark conspiracy of extortion and stolen lives.
It is July 1881, and a frantic mother comes to 221B Baker Street, begging Sherlock Holmes to find her son. A naval officer posted to HMS "Dido," he was part of the Naval Brigade that joined the Natal Field Force to fight the Boers. But he did not return with his men, and is being denounced as a deserter. So begins a twisting tale of assassination, diamond mines and military cover-ups.
88 B.C. A coup has brought a new Pharaoh to power and chaos to the streets of Alexandria. The young Gordianus has been waiting out the chaos with Bethesda, when he gets a cryptic message from his former tutor and friend, Antipater. Now in Ephesus, as part of Mithridates' entourage, Antipater seems to think that his life is in imminent danger. To rescue him, Gordianus concocts a daring, even foolhardy, scheme to go "behind enemy lines" and bring Antipater to safety. But there are powerful, and deadly forces, at work here, which have their own plans for Gordianus.
Aldis is working in a juvenile detention centre in rural Iceland. She witnesses something deeply disturbing in the middle of the night. Soon afterwards, two of the boys at the centre are dead. Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the centre following the unexplained death of the colleague who was previously running the investigation. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister?
The discovery of a murdered ex-cop at an abandoned construction site brings Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation onto the case. Studying the body, Sara Linton - the GBI's newest medical examiner and Will's lover - realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim - a woman - who has vanished - and who will die soon if she isn't found.
Twelve new Sherlockian stories, set in the late nineteenth century before Holmes's disappearance at the Reichenbach Falls. These stories, written in the vein of the originals, attempt to recreate Arthur Conan Doyle's from manner of speech and character traits to plot unfoldings and the historical period.
The first collection of stories starring legendary Mike Hammer, the toughest private investigator in history, being eight short stories, collected and finished by Max Allan Collins.
Passengers boarding the 10.35 train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston are bound for work, assignations, reunions, holidays or new starts, with no idea that their journey is about to be brutally curtailed. In the middle of the carriage sits Saheel, carrying a deadly rucksack.
Karen Daily, recently divorced, lives with her two kids in a quaint suburb of New York City. She is unaware that Mark Berman, her friend and neighbour, wants out of his unhappy marriage. As his marriage has deteriorated his obsession with her has grown. And as Mark's rich fantasy life takes on a more sinister edge, rumours begin to spread about Karen and a bigger secret is uncovered. And soon Karen finds that Mark is not the only one who has taken an undesired interest in her.
Skye Denison-Boyd, Scumble River Elementary School's psychologist, has tried almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys. So she attempts pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat. Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch. But Skye's worry over the episode changes to dread after Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage.
A soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station. But he isn't British - and he swears at Bess in German. Is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines - and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it's up to Bess - a soldier's daughter as well as a nurse - to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder made to look like a suicide. But a strange symbol found at the crime scene leads the local police to call Commissaire Adamsberg. When the symbol is found near the body of a second disguised suicide, a pattern starts to emerge. Both victims were involved in a tragic incident in Iceland over 10 years ago.
Bruno Courreges is thrilled when he receives an invitation to the lavish birthday celebration of his childhood hero, World War II flying ace Marco the Patriarch Desaix. But when the party ends in the death of one of Marco's longtime friends, Gilbert, it turns into another day on the job for St. Denis's chief of police.
Otter Lake's annual Fall Festival features a Ferris wheel, corn maze, caramel apples, pumpkin pies and even a Tunnel of Love. But when a swan boat sails out of the heart-shaped exit of the tunnel with a dead man slumped over a wing, Erica Bloom's own interest in Sheriff Grady Forrester will have to take a backseat.
Everyone hates Fiona Methodist. Her war veteran father shot a young couple in broad daylight before killing himself. With all three dead, no one knows the motive, other than that the engaged pair witnessed a robbery and were due to give evidence. But Fiona knows her dad didn't do it. He couldn't have - he's her father and he wouldn't do that? would he? And so she comes to PI Andrew Hunter.
June, AD 42. The emperor Claudius himself has requested Corvinus's help in investigating the murder of a Gallic wine merchant, stabbed to death as he was taking an afternoon nap in his summer-house at Lugdunum. Not especially happy at being despatched to Gaul, and even less enamoured of his enforced travelling companion, the insufferable Domitius Crinas, Corvinus is increasingly frustrated as it becomes clear that the dead man's extended family and friends are hiding something from him.
No sooner does he land in England than Stone Barrington's beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady, and an offer he can't refuse. Unfortunately, Stone quickly learns that his new acquisition comes with some undesired strings attached - namely, a deadly mystery involving the complex relationships of the local gentry, and a relentless adversary who raises the stakes with every encounter.