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As he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning. In Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Alvarez and Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman, until a second body turns up.

A deadly multi-vehicle pile-up on San Diego?s historic Cabrillo bridge is thought of as a horrific accident?until Kendra Michaels arrives on the scene and perceives it as something much more sinister. Blind for decades and now sighted, Kendra's unusual skill for observation is highly sought after by both the FBI and CIA. Now her amazing conclusions open up a multi-jurisdictional investigation that once again teams her with the FBI and federal agent Adam Kyle as they investigate a conspiracy so explosive that someone will kill again and again to protect it. As the killer casts a deadly web of lies, Kendra?s life hangs in the balance, as do the lives of those she holds most dear.

Psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with both a newly adopted son and a shaky, though generally improving, marriage. But then his ex-wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help locating the missing surrogate mother of her soon-to-be-born child, and Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years--with ramifications that are disturbingly current.

When Jack Haines reports a break-in at his greenhouse, the motive of the intruder is unclear. Other than the destruction of some expensive orchids, no damage had been done, and nothing seems to be missing. But Detective Chief Inspector C.D Sloan senses something sinister in this seemingly minor action.

Maggie Hope has returned from her undercover mission in Berlin with scars not just on her body but on her soul. Instead of going on another Special Operations assignment in war-torn Europe, she returns to one of her old spy training camps in western Scotland, this time as a teacher. But instead of the tedium Maggie is expecting, she's drawn against her will into another web of danger, this time involving a terrifying biological weapon secretly developed and stockpiled by Churchill for the anticipated Nazi invasion. Maggie's failure to solve a series of deadly poisonings could endanger the lives of the entire British civilian population. But what will be the cost of success?

Emma Dockery is obsessed with finding a link between the unsolved cases that number in the hundreds. So obsessed she has taken a leave from the FBI, has covered her bedroom walls with the newspaper clippings, and has recurring nightmares. No one believes her when she says they are all connected, until she finds evidence that cannot be ignored. More crimes happen without explanation, motives, weapons, or suspects. Could only one person really be to blame for all of them?

Alan Gregory and his family are targeted by Michael McClelland, a murderer who has escaped from the Colorado State Mental Hospital, a situation that is complicated by McClelland's detailed knowledge of Gregory's innermost secrets.

"With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his only relative--his sister Nico--isn't safe. Soon, it's clear that there's more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it's up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out for everyone"-- From publisher description.

While investigating the brutal murder of a novelist who had just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knew, which would ruin many lives, P.I. Cormoran Strike must race against time to catch a killer unlike any he has ever encountered before.

The death of a young heroin dealer causes no great concern for NYPD Detective Frank Parrish: Danny Lange is just another casualty of the drug war. But when Danny?s teenage sister winds up dead, questions are raised that have no clear answers. As the homicides continue, and a disturbing pattern emerges, Frank tries desperately to make some sense of the deaths, while battling with his own demons. Trying to live up to the reputation of his father, John, not only a legendary NYPD detective, but also one of the original ?Saints of New York,? the men charged with the responsibility of ridding New York of the final vestiges of Mafia control in the 1980s, Parrish struggles to come to terms with the broken pieces of his own life. But, as the murders escalate, he must discover the truth behind them before there are further innocent victims"--From publisher description.

Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose husband, Charlie, has just joined the Union Army, leaving her on his Iowa farm with only his mother for company. Rich in quilting history.

"Lance Rainbird isn't one for social chit-chat, so when he fails to turn up for the evening programme of music after dinner at Justin Freeman's annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, it invites remark but no real concern. It's a lovely evening; perhaps he stepped out for some air. But the truth of the matter is rather more serious: Lance is found in the lake, drowned. Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong are part of the police investigation, and at first all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But the doctor reveals Lance was hit on the head before he died. Could it be murder after all? Then there is another accident, and Sukey finds herself caught up in a complex investigation that grows more complicated - and deadly - with each passing day..."-- Book jacket.

"The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD?s top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband, who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother?s funeral. Peeling back the layers, Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan. Startling twists and turns occur in rapid-fire sequence, and soon Gurney is locked inside one of the darkest cases of his career, one in which multiple murders are merely the deceptive surface under which rests a scaffolding of pure evil. Beneath the tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is more shocking than anyone had imagined. And the identity of the villain at the mystery?s center turns out to be the biggest shock of all"--From publisher description.

"When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C., judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder but reporter Sully Carter suspects there's more to the case. From the city's grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper. Based on the real-life 1990s Princeton Place murders" -- Provided by publisher.

When she is hired to investigate devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, private detective Sharon McCone discovers what her clients are really up to and goes undercover to find the truth.

"In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away, and doing 'favors' for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving"--From publisher description.

Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there-this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.

When police show Abby surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood, she can't believe her eyes. And when the cops tell her they think Candice has ties to the Mob, she can't believe her ears. Surely there is a logical explanation. But Candice is nowhere to be found. Abby decides the only way to find out the truth is to go to Vegas herself. Once in town she begins to uncover a rigged game of dirty double-dealing where the stakes are no less than life and death.

"A year after the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found floating out to sea in a dinghy. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a 14th century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. Now it seems like death and mystery have returned to haunt the town. Could there be a link between the two women? One missing, one brutally murdered? And is there a connection to a fantasy website called Shipworld which features Palkin as a supernatural hero with a sinister, faceless nemesis called the Shroud Maker? ..."--from Amazon.com.

Recovering from being shot by a student she'd never met, Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, desperate to know why she was targeted, gets some investigative help from her teaching assistant and together they must live through the darkest hours of their lives to find the truth.

"When Hollywood invades Savannah?s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches? coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie?s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie?s 'fixer' fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy. But when someone fixes the fixer, permanently, and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects, before someone else winds up on the cutting room floor"--From publisher description.

Doc Ford is hot on the trail of his deceased war buddy's missing wife. Rumor has it that she vanished into the steamy jungles of South America in the company of an unsavory specimen of humanity. From Florida to Colombia and Panama, he traces their path. But a shadowy figure is closing in on Doc -- and the violence left in the wake of this enigmatic individual is terrifying.

When a re-enactor's musket blows up in his face, killing him, Bernie and Libby need to get to the bottom of his murder.

A busy holiday season for "Harry," her husband, and her posse of pet detectives is interrupted by dark secrets from the community's past involving a cold case and a twenty-five-year-old love triangle.

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