New Arrivals - Mystery
"Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his Confessions of an Opium-Eater, confronts London's harrowing streets to thwart the assassination of Queen Victoria. The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation. This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself. As De Quincey and Emily race to protect the queen, they uncover long-buried secrets and the heartbreaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. Brilliantly merging historical fact with fiction, Inspector of the Dead is based on actual attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria"-- Provided by publisher.
Psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hunts for clues to the death of an old flame, Sharon Ransom, a search that takes him through California's wealthy enclaves and one family's dark past.
"Revenge isn't the only dish served cold... Ali Reynolds's longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Meanwhile, married life agrees with Ali. But any hopes that she and her husband, B. Simpson, will finally slow down and relax now that they've tied the knot are dashed when Ali's new daughter-in-law approaches her, desperate for help. The girl's grandmother, Betsy, is in danger: she's been receiving anonymous threats, and someone even broke into her home and turned on the gas burners in the middle of the night"-- Provided by publisher.
Ex-reporter Henrietta "Henry O" O'Dwyer Collins joins a wedding party in glorious Bermuda -- only to discover that death is an unwanted guest.
Mystery writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher can't believe her luck when she finds herself in Washington, D.C., to support a new literacy initiative. Not only does she get to spend a week helping with such an important cause, but she also gets to spend time with Scotland Yard inspector George Sutherland, who happens to be in town for a conference.
In a magnificent land where myth mixes treacherously with truth, one woman is in charge of telling them apart. Liu Hulan is the Inspector in China?s Ministry of Public Security whose tough style rousts wrongdoers and rubs her superiors the wrong way. Now her latest case finds her trapped between her country?s distant past and her own recent history. The case starts at a rally for a controversial cult that ends suddenly in bloodshed, and leads to the apparent murder of an American archaeologist, which officials want to keep quiet. And haunting Hulan?s investigation is the possible theft of ancient dragon bones that might alter the history of civilization itself. Getting to the bottom of ever-spiraling events, Hulan unearths more scandals, confronts more murderers, and revives tragic memories that shake her tormented marriage to its core. In the end, she solves a mystery as big, unruly, and complex as China itself.
A trip to a wintery island in the English Channel spells peril for forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife, Deborah, when they discover that the legacy of World War II still haunts the isle's inhabitants.
When Spenser is hired by a Marlene Rowley to follow her cheating husband, he soon crosses paths with a detective who's shadowing the wayward Marlene. Not the most trusting couple in town--but, as Spenser is about to learn, certainly the most dangerous.
PI Spenser is hired to find the missing husband of a Boston gangster's daughter. The assignment leads him to the underworld in Las Vegas where he realizes the case is not one of young love, but control of the gangland in Boston.
Poet Christopher Snow, a man who cannot stand daylight, teams up with his genetically engineered dog, Orson, to investigate the abduction of children in Moonlight Bay, California. The children are believed to be prisoners in an army base populated by intelligent animals, produced by scientific experiments. Snow and Orson penetrate the base to search for them.
A beautiful woman who once belonged to a ring of international jewel thieves makes known to her former associates the location of certain gems, thereby triggering a number of people to recover them at any cost.
Hercule Poirot is summoned when a young woman is accused of murdering her wealthy aunt's house companion.
Two seemingly unrelated murders lead ethical thief, artist, and hacker Kidd and his partner LuEllen to uncover a vast electronic conspiracy involving a corporation and a number of U.S. government bureaucrats.
In an investigation that begins to point toward international intrigue and terrorism, Hercule Poirot searches for his dentist's murderer.
A college professor, and friend to Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden, disappears while searching for the grave of Sacajawea on a reservation. Vicky discovers her friend was linked to another historian who disappeared 20 years before--also tied to Lewis and Clark's guide. The answer may lie in the pages of Sacajawea's hidden memoirs.
"It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from 'the enemy within'--Nazis posing as ordinary citizens. With pressure mounting, the intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colorful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade--N and M have just murdered Britain's finest agent and no one at all can be trusted..."--P.  of cover.
A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy, but it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth--where a killer seems right at home.
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon moves to Mississippi to accept a promotion, but she begins to think she has made a big mistake when the body of a young girl is found near an overgrown country cemetery, and her attempts to find answers are met with silence, hostility, and violence.
"Inspector Alleyn has decamped for the South of France for a family vacation. Well, that and a little official poking around. Unfortunately, the object of his poking--the cultish denizens of a sinister and luxurious chateau--are not fond of being poked, and they have a particularly unpleasant way of getting their point across."--Page  of cover.
A madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit, always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives. Two men had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past, a secret shared by none other than Lt. Eve Dallas's new husband, Roarke.
Three Brautigan novels--A Confederate general from Big Sir, Dreaming of Babylon and The Hawkline monster--reissued in a one-volume omnibus edition.
"Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly--a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession--but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer" -- provided by publisher.
In the aftermath of a suspicious commuter plane crash in Los Angeles, police lieutenant Peter Decker investigates the claims of one family that foul play had been involved, a suspicion that gains credibility when a key victim is discovered to be someone else.