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A.R. Torre
The Girl in 6E
Deanna Madden Novel - Book 1
2014
My life is simple, as long as I follow the rules. 1. Don't leave the apartment. 2. Never let anyone in. 3. Don't kill anyone. I've obeyed these rules for three years. But rules were made to be broken. This is a dark, edgy, erotic, thrilling and - most of all unusual - story of a cold female killer. More ...
352 Pages
4/5
21
A.R. Torre
Do Not Disturb
Deanna Madden Novel - Book 2
2015
1. Don't leave the apartment. 2. Never let anyone in. 3. Don't kill anyone. The rules were simple - but I broke them. Now I must face the consequences. Everyone else must face me. - One of the most eagerly anticipated sequels of the year. Every bit as twisted and exciting as its predecessor. More ...
384 Pages
4/5
18
A.R. Torre
If You Dare
Deanna Madden Novel - Book 3
2015
The rules are the same. I can't open the door. I can't leave. I can't kill anyone. The only difference is, I don't set the rules anymore. Guards in grey uniforms do. It is everything I never wanted and everything I always deserved. I write to you now, from a prison cell. My home for the next twenty to thirty years. That's the going term for murder. More ...
368 Pages
4/5
19
Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage
Miss Marple Mystery 1
2016 (First published: 1930)
The murder of Colonel Protheroe, a much-hated magistrate, brings Miss Marple to St. Mary Mead - a small village, where she wades through the scandal and dirty secrets exposed by the crime. More ...
247 Pages
4/5
56
Agatha Christie
The Body in the Library
Miss Marple Mystery 2
2011 (First published: 1942)
The murder of Colonel Protheroe, a much-hated magistrate, brings Miss Marple to St. Mary Mead - a small village, where she wades through the scandal and dirty secrets exposed by the crime. More ...
247 Pages
4/5
38
Agatha Christie
The Moving Finger
Miss Marple Mystery 3
2011 (First published: 1942)
A sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir in the small town of Lymstock. Then, one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, apparently commits suicide. But Miss Marple questions the coroner’s verdict. Soon secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly. More ...
240 Pages
4/5
42
Agatha Christie
A Murder is Announced
Miss Marple Mystery 4
1968 (First published: 1950)
Miss Marple is staying at a spa hotel in a small village for treatment, when a murder is announced in the local newspaper. It shall take place on Friday, 29 October, at Little Paddocks, at 6.30 pm. Miss Marple works with Inspector Craddock of the county police to solve the crime. Deft and ingenious plot fabrication! More ...
197 Pages
3/5
51
Agatha Christie
They do it with Mirrors
Miss Marple Mystery 5
2011 (First published: 1952)
Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate—shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. More ...
224 Pages
3/5
59
Agatha Christie
A Pocket Full of Rye
Miss Marple Mystery 6
2011 (First published: 1953)
The bizarre death of a financial tycoon has Miss Marple investigating a very odd case of crime by rhyme. Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his “counting house” when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. More ...
256 Pages
4/5
62
Agatha Christie
4.50 from Paddington
Miss Marple Mystery 7
2022 (First published: 1957)
A woman is murdered on a train. When Miss Marple telephones her friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow and asks her to go undercover to investigate, Lucy quickly accepts the challenge! When a second murder takes place, everyone at Rutherford Hall seems in danger, so Miss Marple sets a trap to catch the murderer. More ...
288 Pages
3/5
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Agatha Christie
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
Miss Marple Mystery 8
2011 (First published: 1962)
A fatal dose of poison meant for a glamorous movie star fells her ardent admirer instead. One minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail. But Miss Marple is there to unmask a murderer. More ...
288 Pages
3/5
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Agatha Christie
A Caribbean Mystery
Miss Marple Mystery 9
2011 (First published: 1964)
Miss Marple is ensnared in A Caribbean Mystery when a retired military man sparks her curiosity with a photograph and a strange story of a murderer. As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. More ...
240 Pages
4/5
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Agatha Christie
At Bertram's Hotel
Miss Marple Mystery 10
2011 (First published: 1985)
When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she’s looking for at Bertram’s Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly-polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion. More ...
272 Pages
2/5
65
Agatha Christie
Nemesis
Miss Marple Mystery 11
2022 (First published: 1971)
Miss Marple receives a letter from the solicitors of the recently deceased Jason Rafiel, a millionaire whom she had met during a holiday on which she had encountered a murder, which asks her to look into an unspecified crime; if she succeeds in solving the crime, she will inherit £20,000. Rafiel has left her few clues.  More ...
304 Pages
3/5
42
Agatha Christie
Sleeping Murder
Miss Marple Mystery 12
2022 (First published: 1976)
Soon after Gwenda moves into her new home, odd things start to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she feels an irrational sense of terror every time she climbs the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turns to Miss Marple. Between them, they solve a “perfect” crime committed many years before. More ...
256 Pages
4/5
53
Arnaldur Indriðason
Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller
Inspector Erlendur - Book 1
2005
When a lonely old man is found dead in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, but not convicted, of an unsolved crime, a rape. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him?  More ...
304 Pages
3/5
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Arnaldur Indriðason
Silence of the Grave
Inspector Erlendur - Book 2
2006
On the outskirts of Reykjavik, a human skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site. When Inspector Erlendur comes to investigate he finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone the body is unearthed and the violent history of a family which lived nearby is exhumed along with it.  More ...
293 Pages
3/5
49
Arnaldur Indriðason
Voices
Inspector Erlendur - Book 3
2006
The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand Reykjavík hotel when Inspector Erlendur is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed, and Erlendur and his detective colleagues have no shortage of suspects between hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays. But then a shocking secret surfaces.  More ...
313 Pages
3/5
42
C.S. Dodds
Fractured: The Stealth Stalker
Cameron Cooper Series - Book 1
2022 (First published: 2022)
The Stealth Stalker has killed three times when Cameron is recruited by Detective Hunter Finnegan and his team tasked with hunting a cold-blooded murderer. She pores over the evidence to get inside the head of a psychopath as the memories of a serial killer who got away haunt her. When she compares notes on the two killers, one from her past and one from her present, she realizes they could be the same person.
307 Pages
5/5
20
Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey
Andrew Yancy Series - Book 1
2014 (First published: 2013)
Andrew Yancy-late of the Miami Police - has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident / shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig. But first Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events. More ...
400 Pages
5/5
18
Carl Hiaasen
Razor Girl
Andrew Yancy Series - Book 2
2019 (First published: 2016)
Merry Mansfield, the eponymous Razor Girl, specializes in kidnapping for the mob. Her preferred method is rear-ending her targets and asking them for a ride. Her latest mark is Martin Trebeaux, owner of a private beach renourishment company who has delivered substandard sand to a mob hotel. But there's just one problem: Razor Girl hits the wrong guy. More ...
432 Pages
5/5
16
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind
The Cemetry of Forgotten - Book 1
2018 (First published: 2004)
Barcelona, 1945 - just after the war, a great world city is nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, where he discovers a puzzling secret. More ...
486 Pages
5/5
22
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Angel's Game
The Cemetry of Forgotten - Book 2
2010 (First published: 2008)
In this powerful, labyrinthian thriller, David Martín is a pulp fiction writer struggling to stay afloat. Holed up in an abandoned mansion in the heart of Barcelona, he furiously taps out story after story, becoming increasingly frustrated. Thus, when he is approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems almost too good to be real, David leaps at the chance. More ...
544 Pages
4/5
20
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Prisoner of Heaven
The Cemetry of Forgotten - Book 3
2013 (First published: 2011)
Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julián, and their close friend de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past. More ...
278 Pages
4/5
21
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Labyrinth of Spirits
The Cemetry of Forgotten - Book 4
2019 (First published: 2016)
Beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history. Nine-year-old Alicia lost her parents during the Spanish Civil War when the Nacionales (the fascists) savagely bombed Barcelona in 1938. Twenty years later, she still carries the emotional and physical scars of that violent and terrifying time. More ...
816 Pages
5/5
16
Dan Brown
Angels & Demons
Book 1 of Robert Langdon Novels
2006 (First published: 2000)
CERN director Maximilian Kohler discovers one of the facility's top physicists, Leonardo Vetra, murdered, his chest branded with an ambigram of the word "Illuminati." They have surfaced to carry out the final phase of its vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. More ...
496 Pages
2/5
44
Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code
Book 2 of Robert Langdon Novels
2009 (First published: 2003)
The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. The novel explores an alternative religious history, in which the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. More ...
597 Pages
3/5
43
David Baldacci
Memory Man
Amos Decker Series - Book 1
2019 (First published: 2015)
When Amos Decker returned home eighteen months ago to find the bodies of his wife and only daughter, he didn't think he could carry on living. Overwhelmed with grief, he saw his life spiral out of control, losing his job as a detective, his house and his self-respect. Then tragedy strikes at the local school. Thirteen teenagers are gunned down, and the killer is at large. More ...
592 Pages
3/5
45
David Baldacci
The Last Mile
Amos Decker Series - Book 2
2016 (First published: 2016)
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life. Then a member of Decker's team disappears. More ...
464 Pages
3/5
33
David Baldacci
The Fix
Amos Decker Series - Book 3
2018 (First published: 2017)
Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, orders Decker to back off the case. Decker must forge an uneasy alliance with the Defense Intelligence Agency to prevent an international incident that could spell the end of the United States as we know it. More ...
528 Pages
3/5
39
David Baldacci
The Fallen
Amos Decker Series - Book 4
2019 (First published: 2018)
Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes--obscure bible verses, odd symbols--have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville, when they stumble on a horrific double murder scene. Then a next killing hits sickeningly close to home. More ...
528 Pages
3/5
32
David Baldacci
Redemption
Amos Decker Series - Book 5
2019 (First published: 2019)
Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name. And then Hawkins turns up dead with a bullet in his head. More ...
464 Pages
3/5
35
David Baldacci
Walk the Wire
Amos Decker Series - Book 6
2020 (First published: 2020)
A lone hunter discovers the remains of a woman in North Dakota’s Badlands. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her reminiscent of those only seen on TV shows – but this time, there was no slab, morgue or camera in sight. FBI investigator, Amos Decker and his colleague, Alex Jamison, are summoned to seek answers. More ...
528 Pages
3/5
60
David Baldacci
Long Shadows
Amos Decker Series - Book 7
2022 (First published: 2022)
When Amos Decker is called to South Florida to investigate a double homicide, the case appears straightforward: A federal judge and her bodyguard have been found dead, the judge’s face sporting a blindfold with two eye holes crudely cut out. Decker finds that the judge had more enemies than he can count—from violent gang members, drug dealers, and smugglers to a resentful ex-husband. More ...
448 Pages
3/5
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David Tod Roy
The Plum in the Golden Vase
Jin Ping Mei: Vol. 1, The Gathering
1997
Jin Ping Mei — translated into English as The Plum in the Golden Vase — is a Chinese novel of manners composed in vernacular Chinese during the latter half of the sixteenth century during the late Ming dynasty. The explicit depiction of sexuality garnered the novel a notoriety akin to Fanny Hill and Lolita in English literature. A great legacy of Chinese literature. More ...
520 Pages
5/5
18
Don Winslow
City on Fire
The City - Book 1
2022 (First published: 2022)
Two criminal empires control all of New England. Until a beautiful woman comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other and set a city on fire. The bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother. To save his family and the family he has sworn to protect, Danny becomes a leader, a master of the treacherous game in which the winner will forge a dynasty. More ...
384 Pages
4/5
23
Donald Westlake
The Hot Rock
The Dortmunder Novels - Book 1
2016 (First published: 1970)
John Archibald Dortmunder is the archetypal criminal. Brought up in an orphanage in the Midwest, was arrested twice for robbery, and was briefly married to a nightclub entertainer named Honeybun Bazoom from whom he was granted an uncontested divorce. For reasons totally beyond his comprehension, Dortmunder is chosen to lead a gang of master hoodlums.  More ...
287 Pages
3/5
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Donald Westlake
Bank Shot
The Dortmunder Novels - Book 2
2021 (First published: 1972)
John Dortmunder has been working an encyclopedia-selling scam while waiting for his next big heist. Unfortunately, his latest mark seems to be wise to the con, and he has to cut his sales pitch short and make a quick escape. Then he has the great idea to steal a bank. No, not rob a bank. Steal a whole bank. What can go wrong?  More ...
238 Pages
4/5
17
Elmore Leonard
Swag
Frank Ryan Novels - Book 1
2012 (First published: 1976)
The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick—all of them involving guns—and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth. But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken.  More ...
256 Pages
4/5
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Elmore Leonard
Stick
Frank Ryan Novels - Book 2
2012 (First published: 1983)
After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest "Stick" Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town -- and Miami is a pirate's paradise, where investment fat cats and lowlife drug dealers hold hands and dance. And when a crazed player chooses Stick at random to die for another man's sins, the struggling ex-con is left with no choice but to dive right back into the game.  More ...
400 Pages
3/5
20
Freida McFadden
The Housemaid
Book 1
2022
“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…More ...
336 Pages
3/5
173
Henning Mankell
Faceless Killers
Kurt Wallander Series - Book 1
2003 (First published: 1991)
An old man has been bludgeoned to death, and his tortured wife lies dying before the farmer’s eyes. The only clue is the single word she utters before she dies: “foreign.” Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local detective whose personal life is in a shambles, is in charge of the investigation. His family is falling apart, he’s gaining weight, and he drinks too much. He also must deal with a wave of xenophobia as he searches for the killers. More ...
279 Pages
4/5
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Henning Mankell
The Dogs of Riga
Kurt Wallander Series - Book 2
2004 (First published: 1992)
On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. - Best nordic noir! More ...
336 Pages
4/5
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Henning Mankell
The White Lioness
Kurt Wallander Series - Book 3
2003 (First published: 1993)
The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case even though there is no obvious suspect. But then Wallander finds a determined stalker, and soon enough, the cops catch up with him. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, they realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex—and dangerous. More ...
448 Pages
4/5
20
Ian Rankin
Knots and Crosses
Inspector Rebus Novels - Book 1
2008 (First published: 1987)
Edinburgh has been shocked by the strangling of two young girls. Journalist Jim Stevens runs his own investigation, and has uncovered Michael Rebus's drug dealing. He suspects that his brother John, a Lothian and Borders Police officer, knows or even supports his brother's illegal activities. Meanwhile, John Rebus is assigned to the investigative team, but without success, and two more girls disappear. More ...
272 Pages
3/5
17
Ian Rankin
Black and Blue
Inspector Rebus Novels - Book 8
2016 (First published: 1997)
Detective Inspector John Rebus is working on four cases at once trying to catch a killer he suspects of being the infamous Bible John. He has to do it while under an internal inquiry led by a man he has accused of taking bribes from Glasgow's "Mr Big". TV journalists are meanwhile investigating Rebus over a miscarriage of justice. Rebus travels between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and then on to Shetland and the North Sea. More ...
352 Pages
5/5
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Ian Rankin
Resurrection Men
Inspector Rebus Novels - Book 13
2008 (First published: 2002)
Rebus is off the case - literally. A few days into the murder inquiry of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at a colleague. He is sent to the Scottish Police College for 'retraining' - in other words, he's in the Last Chance Saloon. Rebus is assigned to an old, unsolved case, but there are those in his team who have their own secrets - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. More ...
512 Pages
5/5
37
Ian Rankin
Exit Music
Inspector Rebus Novels - Book 17
2010 (First published: 2007)
It's late fall in Edinburgh and late in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he is simply trying to tie up some loose ends before his retirement, a new case lands on his desk: a dissident Russian poet has been murdered. Rebus discovers that an elite delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, looking to expand its interests. As Rebus's investigation gains ground, someone brutally assaults a local gangster. More ...
448 Pages
5/5
22
Ian Rankin
A Heart Full of Headstones
Inspector Rebus Novels - Book 24
2022 (First published: 2022)
John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. But what drove a good man to cross the line? Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke may well find out. Clarke is tasked with the city’s most explosive case in years, an infamous cop, at the center of decades of misconduct, has gone missing. Finding him will expose not only her superiors. More ...
352 Pages
5/5
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Jack Carr
The Terminal List
Book 1 of Terminal List
2022 (First published: 2018)
On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. More ...
496 Pages
5/5
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Jack Carr
True Believer
Book 2 of Terminal List
2020 (First published: 2019)
When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. More ...
592 Pages
4/5
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Jack Carr
Savage Son: A Thriller
Book 3 of Terminal List
2020
Former Navy SEAL James Reece must infiltrate the Russian mafia and turn the hunters into the hunted. Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harboring secrets—a man intent on killing her. More ...
512 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Along Came a Spider
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 1
2017 (First published: 1993)
Alex Cross, a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology, works in the ghettos of D.C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. But he also has two adorable kids of his own. Mysterious Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time, because Gary Soneji wants to commit the "crime of the century". More ...
480 Pages
5/5
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James Patterson
Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 2
2000 (First published: 1995)
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast. More ...
481 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Jack and Jill
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 3
1997 (First published: 1996)
In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house. More ...
480 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Cat and Mouse
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 4
1998 (First published: 1997)
Gary Soneji, a dying prison escapee, is looking for revenge on Cross, while another insane killer is pursued by Thomas Augustine Pierce - a relentless detective who may even be better than Cross. As the bodies pile up, and Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap.The body count is high and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? More ...
480 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Pop Goes the Weasel
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 5
2021 (First published: 1999)
Alex Cross happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect: a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves. More ...
464 Pages
5/5
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James Patterson
Roses Are Red
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 6
2001 (First published: 2000)
In a series of terrifying crimes, bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building-and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work; the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Violets Are Blue
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 7
2002 (First published: 2001)
Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, a carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 8
2003 (First published: 2002)
Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner's oldest friend - a Vietnam veteran - is arrested for murder. He is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army, and the evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber. Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked-or concealed-by the military authorities. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
The Big Bad Wolf
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 9
2004 (First published: 2003)
Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues baffled. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks as if a shadowy figure called the Wolf-a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime-is behind this business. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home too. More ...
432 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
London Bridges
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 10
2010 (First published: 2004)
In broad daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast. Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. N198
416 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Deadly Cross
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 28
2022 (First published: 2020)
Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public. She was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers—and across Alex Cross's mind. More ...
448 Pages
4/5
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James Patterson
Fear No Evil
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 29
2022 (First published: 2021)
Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness—where they will be the prey. They’re not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they’re attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years. Darkness falls. The river churns into rapids. Shots ring out through the forest. No backup. No way out. Fear no evil. More ...
432 Pages
4/5
20
James Patterson
Triple Cross
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 30
2022 (First published: 2022)
The killer always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and Sampson aren’t the only ones investigating. Also in on this case is the world’s bestselling true-crime author. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family Man murders the perfect crime story. Cross knows there is no perfect crime, and he’s going to hunt down the Family Man no matter what it takes. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
28
Jenifer Ruff
Only Wrong Once
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 1
2017
In Los Angeles, FBI counterterrorism agent Quinn Traynor receives an urgent call from CDC agent, Madeline Hamilton. She's discovered the first victim of a lethal, unfamiliar virus. Their joint investigation uncovers an imminent bio-terror attack, and their only hope is to identify the terrorists carrying the disease.  More ...
411 Pages
4/5
44
Jenifer Ruff
Only One Cure
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 2
2020
A debilitating neurological toxin has stricken the children of several political families, and one of them is the son of U.S. President Anna Moreland. Madeline assembles a team of medical experts, but the investigation takes a horrifying turn when she starts receiving messages from terrorists. More ...
262 Pages
4/5
38
Jenifer Ruff
Only One Wave
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 3
2020
CDC epidemiologist Dr. Madeline Hamilton and her fiancé, FBI operative Quinn Traynor, go to Nalowale Island to investigate a deadly outbreak of unknown origin. Victims become aggressive and irrational, suffering from insomnia, hallucinations, and eventual death. More ...
283 Pages
4/5
39
John Le Carré
Call for the Dead
George Smiley Novel - Book 1
2020 (First published: 1961)
After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds 'Circus' head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. More ...
160 Pages
5/5
20
John Le Carré
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Georg Smiley Novels - Book 3
2013 (First published: 1963)
In Le Carré's first masterpiece Alec Leamas, a British agent in early Cold War Berlin, is responsible for keeping the double agents under his care undercover and alive. When the East Germans start killing them, Leamas is sent deep into Communist territory to find out why. "The finest spy story ever written" (Graham Green). More ...
240 Pages
44
John Le Carré
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spie
George Smiley Novel - Book 5
2000 (First published: 1974)
George Smiley, former senior official in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service is living unhappily in forced retirement - following the failure of an operation codenamed Testify in Czechoslovakia which ended in the capture and torture of agent Jim Prideaux. "Control", chief of the Service, had suspected that one of the five senior intelligence officers at the SIS was a Soviet mole, and had assigned them code names - derived from the English children's rhyme "Tinker, Tailor". More ...
416 Pages
5/5
18
John Le Carré
Smiley's People
George Smiley Novel - Book 7
2020 (First published: 1979)
A Soviet defector has been assassinated on English soil, and George Smiley is called back to the 'Circus' to cover up the mess. But what he discovers sends him delving into the past, on a trail through Hamburg and Paris to Cold War Berlin - and a final showdown with his elusive nemesis, Karla. The last confrontation between the indefatigable spymaster and his great enemy, as their rivalry comes to a shattering end. More ...
464 Pages
5/5
20
Joseph Finder
Buried Secrets
Book 2 of Nick Heller Novels
2011 (First published: 2011)
Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick’s help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Nick Heller, a private spy who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden. Clearly one of the best action thrillers of the year. More ...
400 Pages
4/5
50
Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth
Book 1 of Kingsbridge
2007 (First published: 1989)
This story of intrigue, power, revenge and betrayal chronicles the ups and downs in the life of a prior, his master builder as they struggle to build a Gothic cathedral in 12th century England. Follett weaves human brutality, steamy sex scenes, deep religious faith, agony and glorious success into his epic historical novel. More ...
973 Pages
5/5
76
Ken Follett
World Without End
Book 2 of Kingsbridge
2007 (First published: 2007)
World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. Brilliant historical novel! More ...
1024 Pages
4/5
49
Ken Follett
A Column of Fire
Book 3 of Kingsbridge
2017
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.  More ...
928 Pages
4/5
46
Korina Moss
Cheddar Off Dead
Cheese Shop Mystery - Book 1
2022 (First published: 2022)
Cheesemonger Willa Bauer is proving that sweet dreams are made of cheese. She’s opened her very own French-inspired cheese shop, Curds & Whey, in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. The small town of Yarrow Glen is Willa's fresh start – starting with a visit from the local food critic. What Willa didn’t know is that this guy never gives a good review, and when he shows up nothing goes according to plan.
304 Pages
4/5
18
Korina Moss
Gone for Gouda
Cheese Shop Mystery - Book 2
2022 (First published: 2022)
Yarrow Glen’s newest cheese shop, Curds & Whey, has a lot on its plate, but cheesemonger Willa Bauer relishes a challenge. There’s a float to build for the fall festival, plus the French-inspired cheese shop is playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston. But when photos surface that prove this vegan influencer is, in fact, a carnivore, things crumble faster than any cheese on the market: Phoebe is murdered.
320 Pages
4/5
18
L.T. Ryan / Brian Shea
Drift
Rachel Hatch - Book 1
2021 (First published: 2019)
Ex-Army criminal investigator Rachel Hatch is a drifter. No home. No commitments. Until her sister's drowning drags her back to the town she left fifteen years ago. Convinced her sister's death was no accident, Hatch partners with the local sheriff, Dalton Savage to uncover the truth. Every answer unlocks another question, and as the investigation begins to unravel, Hatch and Savage find their lives on the line.
292 Pages
3/5
11
L.T. Ryan / Brian Shea
Downburst
Rachel Hatch - Book 2
2021 (First published: 2020)
The quaint town of Luna Vista, turns out to be anything but. A ruthless gang runs a section of the town. In searching for the truth about her father's past, Rachel Hatch is pitted against a criminal network that exposes the town's dark secret. Hatch puts her life on the line to help a boy escape the clutches of the gang. Her act puts her in peril. She finds herself in a battle as treacherous as any she's faced before, against an enemy hellbent on stopping her.
308 Pages
3/5
9
L.T. Vargus / Tim McBain
When Darkness Falls
Violet Darger Series - Book 10
2022 (First published: 2022)
The most recent body was discovered in the woods just beyond a logging cabin. Dismembered. Put on display. Ghostly pale skin stark against the forest's green. Before that, two campers were found a few miles off. Cut apart. Impaled. Left in public places where they'd surely be found. The grisly crimes summon FBI profiler Violet Darger to a tiny island off the Alaskan coast - 2,500 square miles of forested land populated by just 6,000 souls. More ...
492 Pages
4/5
22
L.T. Vargus / Tim McBain
Lonesome Highway
Violet Darger Series - Book 11
2022 (First published: 2022)
Her body lies tucked in the shadows beneath the overpass. Steel girders yawing over her delicate form. Above her, the traffic thunders without end. Tires thumping over the bridge, over the asphalt. The black ribbon of the highway stretches into the night. When a second body turns up in a truck stop parking lot, FBI profiler Violet Darger heads to rural North Carolina to investigate. More ...
374 Pages
4/5
19
Lee Child
Killing Floor
Jack Reacher - Book 1
2012 (First published: 1997)
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell. More ...
576 Pages
5/5
22
Lee Child
Die Trying
Jack Reacher - Book 2
1999 (First published: 1991)
In a plot to overthrow the U.S. government, Montana neo-Nazis abduct the daughter of the nation's top general and her male companion, Jack Reacher. One of the kidnapper in a truck filled with dynamite is driving to San Francisco, where he plans to detonate in the middle of a crowd celebrating the Fourth of July. Reacher, however, turns the tables on the captors.  More ...
677 Pages
4/5
22
Lee Child
Tripwire
Jack Reacher - Book 3
2012 (First published: 1999)
Ex military policeman Jack Reacher is enjoying the lazy anonymity of Key West when a stranger shows up asking for him. He’s got a lot of questions. Reacher does too, especially after the guy turns up dead. The answers lead Reacher on a cold trail back to New York, to the tenuous confidence of an alluring woman, and the dangerous corners of his own past.  More ...
416 Pages
5/5
20
Lee Child
Without Fail
Jack Reacher - Book 6
2011 (First published: 2002)
Jack Reacher arrives in Atlantic City after hitching a ride cross-country with a couple of aging blues musicians. There he is approached by the Secret Service to test their shield around the new vice president of the United States, ex-miliary copy Jack Reacher discovers that a team of assassins is already planning a hit on the vice president. More ...
592 Pages
4/5
22
Lee Child
The Enemy
Jack Reacher - Book 8
2011 (First published: 2004)
North Carolina. New Year's Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the body of the general's wife. This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to a younger Reacher, in dogtags. A Reacher who still believes in the service. More ...
592 Pages
4/5
21
Lee Child
One Shot
Jack Reacher - Book 9
2011 (First published: 2005)
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. - Was adapted into a 2012 film starring Tom Cruise More ...
384 Pages
4/5
25
Lee Child
Bad Luck and Trouble
Jack Reacher - Book 11
2011 (First published: 2007)
From a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night. In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex–army investigators is being hunted down one by one. And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher - soldier, cop, hero - is pulled out of his wandering life by a code that few other people could understand.  More ...
528 Pages
5/5
23
Lee Child
Better Off Dead
Jack Reacher - Book 26
2022 (First published: 2021)
That morning Reacher he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun - until he comes upon a curious scene: A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel. Dead? No, nothing is what it seems. The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. More ...
592 Pages
4/5
23
Lee Child
No Plan B
Jack Reacher - Book 27
2022 (First published: 2022)
A woman dies under the wheels of a moving bus. The death is ruled a suicide. But Jack Reacher saw what really happened: A man in a gray hoodie and jeans, moving stealthily, pushed the victim to her demise—before swiftly grabbing the dead woman’s purse and strolling away. When another homicide is ruled an accident, Reacher knows this is no coincidence. With a killer on the loose, Reacher has no time to waste to track down those responsible. More ...
368 Pages
4/5
27
Len Deighton
The IPCRESS File
Harry Palmer Novels - Book 1
2021 (First published: 1962)
A high-ranking scientist has been kidnapped. A secret British intelligence agency must find out why. What seemed a straightforward mission turns into something far more sinister. With its sardonic, cool, working-class hero, Len Deighton's sensational debut The IPCRESS File rewrote the spy thriller and became the defining novel of 1960's London. More ...
279 Pages
5/5
88
Len Deighton
Horse Under Water
Harry Palmer Novels - Book 2
2021 (First published: 1963)
A sunken U-Boat has lain undisturbed on the Atlantic ocean floor since the Second World War - until now. Inside its rusting hull, among the corpses of top-rank, lie secrets people will kill to obtain. Harry Palmer is sent from fogbound London to the Algarve, where he must dive through layers of deceit in a place rotten with betrayals. More ...
255 Pages
3/5
27
Len Deighton
Funeral in Berlin
Harry Palmer Novels - Book 3
2021 (First published: 1964)
1963 Berlin is dark and dangerous. The anonymous hero has been sent to help arrange the defection of a leading Soviet scientist - in an elaborate mock coffin. But, as he soon discovers, this deception hides an even deadlier truth. One of the first novels written after the construction of the Berlin Wall, the novel revels in the murky, chilling atmosphere of a divided city. More ...
312 Pages
3/5
42
Len Deighton
The Billon Dollar Brain
Harry Palmer Novels - Book 4
2021 (First published: 1966)
Texan billionaire General Midwinter will stop at nothing to bring down the USSR - even if it puts the whole world at risk. Palmer is sent from his shabby Soho office to bone-freezing Helsinki in order to penetrate Midwinter's vast anti-Communist network - and stop a deadly virus from wiping out the planet. More ...
312 Pages
3/5
40
Lisa Gardner
Before She Disappeared
Frankie Elkin Novel - Book 1
2021 (First published: 2021)
Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will--searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. More ...
400 Pages
3/5
12
Lisa Gardner
One Step Too Far
Frankie Elkin Novel - Book 2
2022 (First published: 2022)
Timothy O’Day knew the woods. Yet when he disappeared on the first night of a bachelor party camping trip with his best friends, he didn’t leave a trace. What he did leave behind were two heartbroken parents, a crew of guilt-ridden groomsmen, and a pile of clues that don’t add up. Frankie Elkin doesn’t know the woods, but she knows how to find people. So she heads to Wyoming. More ...
416 Pages
5/5
22
Lisa Regan
Local Girl Missing
Detective Josie Quinn - Book 15
2022 (First published: 2022)
On a winding mountain road into the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn finds the body of a local teenage girl, Dina Hale. The sight of plum-colored bruises gathering around the girl’s neck pierces Josie’s heart, but the discovery of a second girl’s empty purse in the dirt nearby gives her a flicker of hope that one person, at least, made a lucky escape. The town rallies together in a desperate search for the second girl. More ...
408 Pages
4/5
20
Lisa Regan
The Innocent Wife
Detective Josie Quinn - Book 16
2022 (First published: 2022)
When Denton’s most loved TV presenter returns home to find his wife dead at the dining table, it shatters the close-knit community. Beautiful and absolutely besotted with each other, Beau and Claudia Collins were idolized for being the perfect couple. But the devastating scene Detective Josie Quinn finds in their remote hideaway has her asking what dark secrets lurk beneath the surface of this seemingly flawless marriage? More ...
356 Pages
4/5
25
Louise Penny
Still Life
Inspector Gamache novel - Book 1
2008 (First published: 2005)
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. One of the beloved residents, Miss Jane Neal, art enthusiast and retired school teacher, was shot in the heart with an arrow. More ...
312 Pages
5/5
46
Louise Penny
A Fatal Grace
Inspector Gamache novel - Book 2
2011 (First published: 2007)
Inspector Gamache investigates after CC de Poitiers, a sadistic socialite, is fatally electrocuted at a Christmas curling competition in the small Québécois town of Three Pines. CC, who had a "spiritual guidance" business based on eliminating emotion, was hated by seemingly everyone, including her husband, lover, and daughter. More ...
320 Pages
3/5
18
Louise Penny
All the Devils Are Here
Inspector Gamache novel - Book 16
2021 (First published: 2020)
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is in Paris. On their first night the Gamaches have dinner with the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured. It was no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life. More ...
464 Pages
4/5
45
Louise Penny
The Madness of Crowds
Inspector Gamache novel - Book 17
2022 (First published: 2021)
While the good residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, Chief Inspector Gamache finds his holiday interrupted by a simple request. He's asked to provide security for a visiting Professor of Statistics giving a lecture at the nearby university. But then madness breaks out. More ...
448 Pages
4/5
19
Louise Penny
A World of Curiosities
Inspector Gamache novel - Book 18
2022 (First published: 2022)
As the villagers prepare for a special celebration at Three Pines, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A man and woman have reappeared in the investigators’ lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they’ve arrived in the village. But to what end? More ...
400 Pages
5/5
44
Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer
Lincon Lawyer Novel - Book 1
2016 (First published: 2005)
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers -- they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice. More ...
480 Pages
4/5
22
Michael Connelly
The Brass Verdict
Lincon Lawyer Novel - Book 2
2022 (First published: 2008)
Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. He is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott. But as Haller prepares for the case, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next. Enter Harry Bosch. As danger mounts these two loners realize their only choice is to work together. More ...
432 Pages
4/5
20
Michael Connelly
The Reversal
Lincon Lawyer Novel - Book 3
2016 (First published: 2010)
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After twenty-four years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. More ...
464 Pages
3/5
19
Michael Connelly
The Fifth Witness
Lincon Lawyer Novel - Book 4
2016 (First published: 2011)
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too. More ...
496 Pages
4/5
21
Michael Connelly
The Gods of Guilt
Lincon Lawyer Novel - Book 5
2014 (First published: 2013)
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
19
Michael Connelly
The Law of Innocence
Lincon Lawyer Novel - Book 6
2021 (First published: 2020)
On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. More ...
432 Pages
4/5
18
Michael Connelly
The Late Show
Renée Ballard & Harry Bosch Novel - Book 1
2018 (First published: 2017)
Renée Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It's a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident. She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with. More ...
448 Pages
3/5
18
Michael Connelly
Dark Sacred Night
Renée Ballard & Harry Bosch Novel - Book 2
2019 (First published: 2018)
Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. More ...
480 Pages
4/5
15
Michael Connelly
The Night Fire
Renée Ballard & Harry Bosch Novel - Book 3
2020 (First published: 2019)
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. More ...
512 Pages
5/5
18
Michael Connelly
The Dark Hours
Renée Ballard & Harry Bosch Novel - Book 4
2022 (First published: 2021)
There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where a auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a street party. Ballard quickly concludes that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky. More ...
400 Pages
5/5
18
Michael Connelly
Desert Star
Renée Ballard & Harry Bosch Novel - Book 5
2022 (First published: 2022)
LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family. The two must put aside old resentments and new tensions to run to ground not one but two dangerous killers who have operated with brash impunity. More ...
400 Pages
5/5
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Michael Connelly
The Black Echo
Harry Bosch Series - Book 1
2017 (First published: 1992)
For LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam was more than another anonymous statistic. This one was personal . . . because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him. More ...
544 Pages
4/5
15
Michael Connelly
Two Kinds of Truth
Harry Bosch Series - Book 20
2018 (First published: 2017)
Harry Bosch, now exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. More ...
480 Pages
4/5
13
Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity's Death
Aunt Dimity Mystery - Book 1
1993 (First published: 1992)
Lori Shepherd thought Aunt Dimity was just a character in a bedtime story. Until the Dickensian law firm of Willis & Willis summons her to a reading of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a siazable estate - if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. More ...
256 Pages
3/5
39
Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity and the Duke
Aunt Dimity Mystery - Book 2
1995 (First published: 1994)
Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes setting out on a tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a duke in search of a missing lantern. More ...
304 Pages
3/5
32
Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity's Good Deed
Aunt Dimity Mystery - Book 3
1998 (First published: 1996)
Lori's life has taken on fairy-tale proportions: she's financially set for life and happily married or so she thinks. When Lori's plans for a second honeymoon to England with her workaholic husband fall through, she begrudgingly takes along her father-in-law who promptly disappears, leaving behind a mysterious note. More ...
288 Pages
3/5
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Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity Digs In
Aunt Dimity Mystery - Book 4
1999 (First published: 1998)
In a picturesque English cottage where the lovable Lori Shepherd is up to her elbows in pureed carrots and formula bottles, striving to be the perfect mother to twins! Luckily, a beautiful Italian nanny arrives just in time--so Lori can help settle the local civil war stirred up by a visiting archaeologist's excavation.  More ...
288 Pages
3/5
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Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimitiy's Christmas
Aunt Dimity Mystery - Book 5
2000 (First published: 1999)
With rain crashing down on her Range Rover, as it climbs up a steep embankment on the Northumberland moors, Lori Shepherd is beginning to doubt the wisdom of her decision to evaluate a rare book collection at Wyrdhurst Hall. The grim, neo-gothic hall that greets her upon arrival is full of surprises - including a charming, secretive stranger. More ...
224 Pages
3/5
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Nelson DeMille
Plum Island
John Corey - Book 1
1998 (First published: 1997)
NYPD homicide detective John Corey has moved into Long Island, restlessly recuperating from wounds received in the line of duty when he's hired to consult on the double murder of Tom and Judy Gordon, biologists who worked on Plum Island. This is the site of animal disease reseach for the Department of Agri­culture. Were the Gordaons murdered because they'd stolen some valuable new vaccine, or even a dreaded virus? More ...
574 Pages
4/5
21
Nelson DeMille
The Lion's Game
John Corey - Book 2
2001 (First published: 2000)
Detective John Corey now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family. More ...
577 Pages
3/5
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Nelson DeMille
Night Fall
John Corey - Book 3
2015 (First published: 2004)
On a Long Island beach at dusk, Bob Mitchell and JanetWhitney conduct their illicit love affair in front of a video camera. Suddenly a terrible explosion lights up the sky. Five years later, the crash of Flight 800 has been attributed to a mechanical mal-function. But John Corey and Kate Mayfield, both members of the Elite Anti-terrorist Task Force, suspect a cover-up at the highest levels. More ...
528 Pages
3/5
25
Nelson DeMille
Wild Fire
John Corey - Book 4
2015 (First published: 2006)
Custer Hill Club is an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. One Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. More ...
544 Pages
3/5
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Nelson DeMille
The Lion
John Corey - Book 5
2015 (First published: 2010)
John Corey, special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back. And, unfortunately for Corey, so is Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as "The Lion." He is a killing machine once again loose in America with a mission of revenge. But Corey will stop at nothing to achieve his own goal -- to find and kill Khahil. More ...
464 Pages
3/5
26
Nelson DeMille
The Panther
John Corey - Book 6
2016 (First published: 2012)
Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen-one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. More ...
656 Pages
3/5
24
Nelson DeMille
Radiant Angel
John Corey - Book 7
2016 (First published: 2015)
John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission. It is thought to be "a quiet end". But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. Then Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a UN diplomat, mysteriously disappears More ...
320 Pages
3/5
22
Nelson DeMille
The Maze
John Corey - Book 8
2022
On the verge of retirement, John Corey is sitting on a porch, lazily looking out across the ocean, scanning the horizon for his enemies, calculating escape routes, drinking a beer for breakfast. But then trouble does appear, and Corey can’t ignore it. A series of bodies has been found along a beach close to his home and he can no longer deny that a serial killer is on the loose. More ...
432 Pages
4/5
30
P.D. James
Cover Her Face
Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries - Book 1
2001 (First published: 1962)
Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is. More ...
256 Pages
4/5
22
P.D. James
A Mind To Murder
Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries - Book 2
2002 (First published: 1963)
In a psychiatric clinic late one night, the piercing scream of a dying woman shatters the calm, and Detective Super­intendent Dalgliesh is called away from his literary soiree to investigate. He soon finds the body of a clinic employee sprawled across the cold basement floor, a chisel driven mercilessly through her heart. A deadly psychological battle with an intellectual, predatory killer who feels no remorse is about to begin. More ...
256 Pages
4/5
19
P.D. James
Unnatural Causes
Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries - Book 3
2001 (First published: 1967)
Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer - but no murder he ever invented was more grisly than his own death. When his corpse is found in a drifting dinghy with both hands chopped off at the wrists, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre circle of intellectual friends. Now it’s up to Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to uncover the shocking truth. More ...
272 Pages
3/5
20
Patricia Cornwell
Postmortem
Kay Scarpetta Series 1
2021 (First published: 1991)
Patricia Cronwell's first book in the Kay Scarpetta series is about a brilliant serial killer who is strangling young women. Kay is applying latest forensic techniques to identify the killer, but someone is sabotaging the investigation. More ...
448 Pages
5/5
51
Patricia Cornwell
Body of Evidence
Kay Scarpetta Series 2
2011 (First published: 1991)
Kay Scarpetta gets involved in the case of a brutal stabbing death: romance writer Beryl Madison. Madison's greedy lawyer accuses Scarpetta of losing his client's latest manuscript, an autobiographical expose of Beryl's early life as protégé of a legendary novelist. As more deaths occur, Kay finds herself also having to deal with the unexpected reappearance of long-lost lover Mark James. More ...
448 Pages
4/5
33
Patricia Cornwell
All That Remains
Kay Scarpetta Series 3
2009 (First published: 1992)
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. More ...
480 Pages
4/5
47
Patricia Cornwell
Cruel And Unusual
Kay Scarpetta Series 4
2010 (First published: 1993)
Convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair and Scarpetta prepares for his post mortem. But then the grotesquely wounded body of a young boy is found propped against a rubbish skip. The two cases seem unrelated, until Scarpetta recalls that the body of Waddell's victim had been arranged in a strikingly similar position. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
44
Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
2008 (First published: 1955)
Patricia Highsmith wrote stories in which you almost physically feel the coming of a catastrophe. It is so unnerving that you might just want to throw away the book, because you can no longer stand the tension. But then you read on through the night. Don't get confused by the silly title or lousy cover. This is one of the best psycho-thrillers - ever! More ...
288 Pages
418
Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
Philip Marlowe - Book 1
1988 (First published: 1939)
A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in. Marlowe - a no-nonsense private investigator. More ...
231 Pages
5/5
33
Raymond Chandler
Farewell, My Lovely
Philip Marlowe - Book 2
1992 (First published: 1940)
Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard. More ...
292 Pages
3/5
33
Raymond Chandler
The High Window
Philip Marlowe - Book 3
1988 (First published: 1942)
A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune—the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation. More ...
272 Pages
3/5
37
Raymond Chandler
The Lady in the Lake
Philip Marlowe - Book 4
1988 (First published: 1943)
Two missing wives - one a rich man's and one a poor man's - have become the objects of Philip Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care. More ...
272 Pages
3/5
56
Raymond Chandler
The Little Sister
Philip Marlowe - Book 5
1988 (First published: 1949)
Her name is Orfamay Quest and she's come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or leastways that's what she tells PI Philip Marlowe, offering him a measly twenty bucks for the privilege. But Marlowe's feeling charitable - though it's not long before he wishes he wasn't so sweet. More ...
250 Pages
3/5
90
Raymond Chandler
The Long Good-bye
Philip Marlowe - Book 6
1988 (First published: 1953)
Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe. More ...
379 Pages
3/5
36
Raymond Chandler
Playback
Philip Marlowe - Book 7
1988 (First published: 1958)
Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never heard of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but then decides he'd rather help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it. More ...
176 Pages
3/5
67
Ross Macdonald
The Drowning Pool
Lew Archer Series - Book 2
1996 (First published: 1950)
The Drowning Pool opens in classic hard-boiled fashion, with a well-dressed woman hesitantly engaging Archer's services at his L.A. office. Soon he's digging up secrets in her oil-rich hometown: tormented families, buried secrets that fester through multiple generations, environmental destruction, concealed paternity, and the brutal contrast between rich and poor.
256 Pages
5/5
10
Seishi Yokomizo
The Honjin Murders
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 1
2020 (First published: 1946)
In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family.Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi household are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music. Death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. More ...
192 Pages
4/5
58
Seishi Yokomizo
Death on Gokumon Island
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 2
2020 (First published: 1948)
Detective Kosuke Kindaichi arrives on the remote Gokumon Island bearing tragic news—his friend and fellow soldier, the son of one of the island's most important families has died, on a troop transport ship bringing him back home after the Second World War. With his last words, the dying man warned that his three step-sisters' lives would now be in danger. More ...
320 Pages
5/5
40
Seishi Yokomizo
The Village of Eight Graves
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 3
2020 (First published: 1951)
Nestled in mist-shrouded mountains, The Village of Eight Graves takes its name from a bloody legend: eight samurais, who had taken refuge there along with a secret treasure, were murdered by the inhabitants, bringing a terrible curse down upon their village. Centuries later a mysterious young man named Tatsuya arrives in town, bringing a spate of deadly poisonings in his wake. More ...
352 Pages
4/5
58
Seishi Yokomizo
The Inugami Curse
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 4
2020 (First published: 1951)
In 1940s Japan, the wealthy head of the Inugami clan dies, and his family eagerly await the reading of the will. But no sooner are its strange details revealed than a series of bizarre, gruesome murders begins. Detective Kindaichi must unravel the clan's terrible secrets of forbidden liaisons, monstrous cruelty, and hidden identities to find the murderer. More ...
320 Pages
5/5
35
Stieg Larson
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Part 1 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2011 (First published: 2005)
The story is based on an actual crime which author and journalist Stieg Larson experienced at age 16: The gang rape of a girl named Lisbeth. His sensational thriller features a Lisbeth Salander, an agry punk heroine, who helps Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, to uncover the dark secrets of one of Sweden's wealthiest families. More ...
672 Pages
5/5
41
Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Part 2 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2011 (First published: 2005)
Blomkvist has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. The second part of Stieg Larsons Millennium Trillogy is a blistering espionage thriller, a riveting police procedural and a piercing exposé on social injustice. More ...
752 Pages
5/5
45
Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Part 3 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2012 (First published: 2005)
In Larson's third part of his Millennium Trillogy Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head. But she's fighting for her life and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. More ...
832 Pages
5/5
58
Stuart MacBride
Birthdays for the Dead
Ash Henderson - Book 1
2013
His daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. But Detective Constable Ash Henderson hasn’t told anyone – they all think she ran away – because if anyone finds out, he’ll be taken off the investigation. And he will not give up before his daughter’s murderer gets what he deserves. More ...
512 Pages
4/5
23
Stuart MacBride
A Song for the Dying
Ash Henderson - Book 2
2015
Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in critical condition – all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. Then the killer just disappeared. Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot has change since then. His family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters. And now a nurse has turned up dead, a plastic doll buried beneath her skin. More ...
544 Pages
4/5
21
Stuart MacBride
The Coffinmaker's Garden
Ash Henderson - Book 3
2021
A village on the edge. As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smiths home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what hes got buried in his garden: human remains. With the storm still raging, its too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Ex-Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is done playing nice. Hes got a killer to catch, and God help anyone who gets in his way. More ...
500 Pages
4/5
21
Tami Hoag
Deeper than the Dead
Oak Knoll Series, Book 1
2010 (First published: 2009)
Four children and young teacher Anne Navarre make a gruesome discovery: a partially buried female body, her eyes and mouth glued shut. A serial killer is at large, and the very bonds that hold their idyllic town together are about to be tested to the breaking point. More ...
560 Pages
5/5
53
Tami Hoag
Secrets to the Grave
Oak Knoll Series, Book 2
2011 (First published: 2010)
A 911 call from a small child sends the idyllic town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Then a brutal crime scene is discovered: the body of Marissa Fordham with her young daughter, Haley, injured but alive. Sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with nothing but pieces that won’t fit. More ...
592 Pages
5/5
42
Tami Hoag
Down the Darkest Road
Oak Knoll Series, Book 3
2022 (First published: 2011)
Four years after Lauren Lawton’s sixteen-year-old daughter disappeared, the world has given up the girl for dead. Lauren’s husband took his own life. Her younger daughter Leah is still looking for what’s left of her childhood. But Lauren never surrendered. She knows who took her child. But there’s not a shred of evidence against him. More ...
448 Pages
5/5
43
Tess Gerritsen
The Surgeon
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 1
2016 (First published: 2001)
A killer who targets lone women. He slips into homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, about to awaken to a living nightmare. He performs terrifying ritualistic acts of torture on them before finishing them off. His surgical skills lead police to suspect he is a physician - a physician who, instead of saving lives, takes them. More ...
464 Pages
4/5
25
Tess Gerritsen
The Apprentice
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 2
2016 (First published: 2002)
In a boiling hot Boston summer a series of brutal crimes shocks the city: Wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. More ...
448 Pages
3/5
22
Tess Gerritsen
The Sinner
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 3
2015 (First published: 2003)
Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. More ...
432 Pages
3/5
18
Tess Gerritsen
Listen To Me
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 13
2023 (First published: 2022)
Homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked, lies bludgeoned to death in her own home. But Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days. What exactly was Sofia involved in? One thing is clear: The killer will do anything it takes to keep their secret safe. More ...
336 Pages
4/5
27
Thomas Harris
Hannibal Rising
Hanibal Lecter - Book 4
Read first
2007 (First published: 2006)
Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle’s beautiful wife, Lady Murasaki. More ...
384 Pages
3/5
63
Thomas Harris
Red Dragon
Hanibal Lecter - Book 1
Read second
1990 (First published: 1981)
Will Graham, the FBI man who hunted Lecter down, risks his sanity and his life to duel a killer called the Red Dragon - a madman who's been butchering entire families. The FBI needs Graham's insight, and Graham needs Lecter's genius. But Lecter is a clever fiend, and he manipulates both Graham and the killer at large from his cell. More ...
464 Pages
4/5
30
Thomas Harris
The Silence of the Lambs
Hanibal Lecter - Book 2
Read third
1991 (First published: 1988)
As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him. That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. Better than the successful movie! More ...
384 Pages
5/5
34
Thomas Harris
Hannibal
Hanibal Lecter - Book 3
Read fourth
2009 (First published: 1999)
Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he’s been at large. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun.  More ...
560 Pages
4/5
81
Tom Clancy
The Hunt for Red October
A Jack Ryan Novel Book 1
2018 (First published: 1984)
Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. Made into a spectacular film directed by John McTiernan and starring Sean Connery. More ...
656 Pages
5/5
47
Tom Clancy
Patriot Games
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 2
2013
While on vacation with his family, Jack Ryan prevented an assassination attempt on Britain’s royal family and earned him the gratitude of an entire nation—and the scorn of an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA. Irish terrorist Sean Miller and his followers in the Ulster Liberation Army intend to make sure Ryan pays for his interference in blood. More ...
800 Pages
4/5
46
Tom Clancy
The Cardinal of the Kremlin
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 3
2013
Two men possess vital information on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is Cardinal -- America's highest agent in the Kremlin -- and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other one is the American who can save Cardinal and lead the world to the brink of peace ... or war. More ...
816 Pages
4/5
47
Tom Clancy
Clear and Present Danger
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 4
2018
When Colombian drug lords assassinate both the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI, their actions trigger a covert response from the American government--a response that goes horribly wrong... As the newly named Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, Jack Ryan should be privy to the Colombia operation, but he's been left completely in the dark. More ...
976 Pages
4/5
41
Tom Clancy
The Sum of All Fears
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 5
2018
Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East, as Jack Ryan, Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: a nuclear weapon hidden somewhere in the United States. More ...
1216 Pages
4/5
44
Tom Clancy
Dept of Honor
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 6
1995 (First published: 1994)
Jack Ryan plunges into two, seemingly unrelated, occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order. More ...
1008 Pages
4/5
52
Tom Clancy
Executive Orders
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 7
1997
At the climax of Debt of Honor, the most devastating terrorist act in the history of the world left the President, the Joint Chiefs, the Supreme Court, and nearly all of Congress dead. Only Jack Ryan, confirmed Vice President mere minutes before, survived to take the reins of a shaken and leaderless country. Now he must rebuild a government. More ...
1376 Pages
4/5
45
Tom Clancy / Mark Cameron
Chain of Command
A Jack Ryan Novel - Book 21
2022
A shadowy billionaire uses his fortune to further his corrupt ambitions. Along the way, he’s toppled democratically elected governments and exacerbated divisions within stable nations. Now, he’s ready to implement his most ambitious plan of all. There’s only one force standing in his way—President Jack Ryan. More ...
544 Pages
3/5
47
Val McDermid
The Mermaids Singing
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 1
2002 (First published: 1995)
Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different – this one’s on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits. McDermid explores the tormented mind of a serial killer unlike any the world of fiction has ever seen. More ...
400 Pages
4/5
15
Val McDermid
The Wire In The Blood
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 2
2021 (First published: 1997)
Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another, let alone the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details of missing teenagers and asked to discover any possible links between the cases. Tony Hill must embark on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed. More ...
372 Pages
3/5
50
Val McDermid
The Last Temptation
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 3
2010 (First published: 2002)
Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey. Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases, doesn't want to do this anymore. But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. More ...
431 Pages
3/5
15
Val McDermid
The Torment of Others
Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan - Book 4
2010 (First published: 2004)
In a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler. But there's no way Tyler could have killed the latest victim. He's been locked up in a mental institution. So is there a copycat? More ...
400 Pages
5/5
21
Valerie Burns
Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder
Baker Street Mystery - Book 1
2023 (First published: 2023)
In her delicious and charming cozy mystery of this brand-new culinary series with a fresh edge and a delightful small-town setting, the acclaimed author introduces Maddy Montgomery, a social media expert who’s #StartingOver in small town Michigan after inheriting her great-aunt’s bakery…and a 200-pound English Mastiff named Baby.
272 Pages
3/5
10
Victoria Hamilton
A deadly Grind
Vintage Kitchen Mystery - Book 1
2012
When vintage cookware collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s love at first sight. She successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes it home. But that night on the summer porch where they’ve left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered. More ...
304 Pages
3/5
80
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Legacy
Children's House - Book 1
2019 (First published: 2014)
The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she’s not talking. Newly-promoted, detective Huldar turns to Freyja for her expertise with traumatized young people. More ...
480 Pages
3/5
43
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Reckoning
Children's House - Book 2
2019 (First published: 2015)
A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat? Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of murders. More ...
384 Pages
3/5
39
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Absolution
Children's House - Book 3
2020 (First published: 2016)
The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat: The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2. Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Then another teenager goes missing. More ...
368 Pages
3/5
39
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Gallows Rock
Children's House - Book 4
2020 (First published: 2017)
On a bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock -once a place of execution, now tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it. The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. When the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn't seem to have any link with the victim. More ...
416 Pages
3/5
38
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Doll
Children's House - Book 5
2022 (First published: 2018)
It was meant to be a quiet family fishing trip, a chance for mother and daughter to talk. But it changes the course of their lives forever. They catch nothing except a broken doll that gets tangled in the net. Her daughter pleads to keep it. That evening, the mother posts a picture of the doll on social media. By the morning, she is dead and the doll has disappeared. More ...
400 Pages
2/5
54
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Fallout
Children's House - Book 6
2022 (First published: 2019)
An empty yacht is appearing in the harbor with the occupants having disappeared. CID detective Huldar and child psychologist Freya, for the first time, work together to solve this particular gruesome case - while trying to hide their private relationship. More ...
400 Pages
3/5
63

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