In a gripping World War II mystery, a young naval intelligence officer goes undercover to solve a murder and prevent the Soviets from stealing the secrets of America’s atomic bomb project. Washington D.C., 1945. Victory in the war looms, but a new fear transfixes the wartime capital. Fear of communist spies and the atomic secrets they covet. When the corpse of a Navy Intelligence officer is found on a cobblestone back alley, Lt. Voigt is called in to investigate. It’s his first murder, but in the plot that he quickly begins unraveling, it won’t be his last. Pursuing crosses and double-crosses, Voigt goes undercover and the fragments he discovers (a defecting German physicist, a top secret lab in New Mexico, and Uranium-235) suggest something far larger than the usual spy v. spy shenanigans. Soon enough he’s in a race to identify the killer, to keep the bomb away from the Russians—and to keep ahead of his own secrets.
A sleepy rural town in South Carolina. The end of summer and a baby about to be born. But in the midst of hope and celebration comes unexpected tragedy, and Dylan Styles must come to terms with how much he's lost. Will the music of his heart be stilled forever—or will he choose to dance with life once more, in spite of sorrow and heartbreak? The Dead Don't Dance is a bittersweet yet triumphant love story—a tale of one man's spiritual journey through the darkness of despair and into the light of hope.
In sun-soaked Florida, Crane pursues a kidnapper in between drinks It does not take much to lure Bill Crane to Florida in the wintertime. The weather would be temptation enough, but the fact that there is money to be made and gin to be drunk makes a trip to Key Largo irresistible. His ever-soused companion, Doc Williams, at his side, Crane sets out south to find out who has been threatening millionaire playboy Penn Essex with blackmail notes, first on his pillow, then in his wallet, demanding $50,000—“or else.” But as Crane soon learns, the threat is not to Penn, but to his sister. When beautiful young Camelia is kidnapped, Crane and Doc look for traitors inside the family circle. Lurching from cocktail hour to cocktail hour, they will do everything they can to find the missing girl, knowing that murderers—and hangovers—could strike at any moment.
Being curious like little boys are, Jimmy had a hard time sleeping at night because of what lies beyond his backyard in the woods. Jimmy would be even more scared at night when it was storming outside. He would get out of bed, and go over to the window, and be able to get a glimpse of the cemetery because of the lightning. He could see the old wooden fence that was barely standing, that surrounded the crypt, and a few broken tombstones, but felt safe if he left the light on in his room, and the curtain closed. One day when he was playing in his backyard he threw a rock at the crypt and said, "Wake up you bunch of lazy dead people. All you do is sleep all day and night. I wish someone would destroy the cemetery so I wouldn’t have nightmares anymore." Then as he was heading out of the woods he thought he seen a man coming out of the crypt, and could have sworn he heard his name called. Jimmy didn't wait around to see if it was just his imagination playing tricks on him. He ran as fast as he could to tell his parents what he saw. Jimmy's mother and father laughed and his father said, "There's nothing in that cemetery, but some old broken tombstones. If it will make you feel any better, I'll go with you, and check it out, and you'll see you're just imaging things." "Thanks dad," replied Jimmy. Jimmy and his father went back to the cemetery and found nothing, but just as they were heading back to their house the creaky door to the crypt opened, and Jimmy turned his head around, and said, "Look father the door to the crypt is open, by the time his father turned around to look the door shut. Jimmy's father said, "You need to stop this nonsense!" Jimmy said, "I'm sorry, maybe you're right my mind is playing tricks on me."
“THE DEAD DON’T GRIEVE” is a high-octane thriller that will catapult you from the posh lifestyles of the nouveau riche in California’s playground of billionaire financiers to the gothic towers of a medieval castle high in the Swiss Alps. The mysterious and nearly mythic Mikhail Corvinas, computer genius and reputed Russian mobster has crafted a most potent computer virus that could alter the landscape of the world's economy. With every major law enforcement agency seeking to thwart his sinister plan no one can say for certain Corvinas actually exists. When Michael Riley attends a friend’s funeral in San Francisco he has no idea this simple act will lead to a deadly confrontation with the arch criminal. As Riley unravels the mystery of his friend's untimely death he is inexorably drawn into Corvinas’s deadly trap. When the beautiful daughter of the worlds’ most power Mafia boss takes Corvinas as her lover it seems no hand, however powerful can touch him. But Riley is not an enemy any man, even one of great power can afford as Corvinas is about to experience. Fearing for his life Corvinas holds up in the impregnable Schloss Starkenburg, a medieval castle in the mountains high above the Principality of Liechtenstein. Ensconced behind the castle’s forty-foot walls Corvinas waits, confident his Russian guards and the impregnable walls of the schloss will protect him.
The Dead Don't Lie is the latest in Edgar Award winner and MWA's Grand Master Stuart Kaminsky's Abe Lieberman mystery series. Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, are hell or heaven bent on making the mean streets of Chicago just a little safer. As usual they have their hands full. Three prominent members of the Turkish community are all brutally murdered and Lieberman works to find out what, if anything, ties these murders together. It doesn't help that the key to the puzzle might be an event that took place over a century ago. Bill Hanrahan finds himself assigned to a case where a hospitalized chef claims to have been beaten by two people and shot by a third, a bespectacled Chinese man. As Bill digs deeper he finds himself at odds with an old nemesis, a man who has an unusual affinity for Bill's Asian wife. Both men struggle to do the right thing even if it means bending the letter if not the spirit of the law. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The dashing grey-eyed policeman, poster boy of the Calcutta Police Station, Inspector Bikram, has landed a case that refuses to solve itself out. CT correspondent The police are still fumbling with the murder of the small-time film producer, Piloo Adhikary, found dead with his two dogs on Diwali night. Assumed to be a simple crime of passion, the so-called wife being the prime suspect, the case grew murkier when her body was found floating in a pond. The clues point to a larger racket of money laundering, shady business deals and small-time illegal arms deals, the involvement of Gaur Mohan Lal, a wheeler dealer of some clout in the film industry, and Morari Koyal, the owner of a fishing trawler. Will Bikram be able to expose the murky underbelly of the city’s most affluent and influential?
Karen and her friends Jimmy, Doug and David were avid ghost hunters in their town. They were always excited to find a new location that no other ghost hunters had explored. As Karen and her friends were driving around after midnight on a windy night bored of not being able to find a new location, they were about to give up and David said, "Stop! Doug replied, "You scared the crap out of me. I almost ran the car off the road." "Sorry, but I just remembered when I was just a little boy, I used to walk down this old dirt road with my best friend Tommy, and we used to read the writings on the tombstones. Tommy told me that a family of Witches were buried in this unmarked cemetery. Of course, I had nightmares quite frequently that the family of Witches would come out of their graves and kill me someday. But when I got a little older, my friend Tommy told me he made the story up just to scare me since I was so much younger than he was. He knew I was a scaredy cat and would probably have nightmares. Boy was he right, I had so many nightmares about that cemetery that I wouldn't step foot on that dirt road if you gave me a million dollars. Now that I'm so much older now and not afraid of any ghosts, I think it would be pretty cool to check out the cemetery I was so afraid of so long ago," explained David. Doug answered, "Well, since we’re all here and no exciting ghost sightings, we may as well check out the cemetery for any Witches," laughed Doug. Doug drove the car down the old dirt road and as he approached the location of the cemetery he said, "Look, I think I saw something by one of the tombstones. It's probably nothing."
When Matt Ryan took the Raintree case, it seemed routine. He changed his mind when people he questioned were found dead with the word "hangman" written in their blood. Then the killer came after Matt. In this "film noir" flavored novel, a world weary detective races against time to solve a dark and bloody twenty year old mystery before he becomes one of the dead.
Remembrance Day is a proud day for Camilla MacPhee's good friend, Mrs. Violet Parnell, one of five thousand Canadian women to go overseas during World War II. But the next day she has vanished. Camilla, with only a few letters and documents to guide her, follows her friend to Tuscany.
From the author of the critically acclaimed THE TERROR OF LIVING comes a stunning thriller set in the gangland territories of the Mexico border Life hasn't worked out the way Ray planned. Ten years ago he had a wife, a job, a child. Now he has nothing. And nothing to lose. He is back in his home town of Coronado for one last job. Just one small job and that will be the end of it. But in the past ten years the rules have changed. Today nothing is the same. And as Ray's past is dug up, he discovers that perhaps there is something worth fighting for after all. Something he almost lost, and something he will not give up on again… 'Dynamic'Daily Express 'Thrilling' Guardian 'A hell of a good novel, relentlessly paced and beautifully narrated. This is good. I bet the next one will be even better' Stephen King 'A smart, swiftly paced and bloody Western for our moment' Daniel Woodrell 'A superb debut thriller'Daily Mail
You can run from the past…but you can never truly hide… Detective Evelyn Davis delves deep into the minds of monsters for a living. She's the best psychological profiler in the Seattle P.D., with a talent that comes from heartbreaking experience. When Evelyn was just eighteen, she received word of her family's murder in the form of a horrifying video. Fifteen years later, tracking down other psychopaths is the only thing that brings her some peace. But now two local families have been wiped out. Though the chilling crime scenes suggest murder-suicides, Evelyn believes a serial killer is at work. So does Special Agent Marcus Moretti, whose easy charm and fiercely protective instincts are breaking down all her defenses. Evelyn needs to put aside her emotional attachment to find the madman stalking her city—but with each discovery, this case becomes more personal. She's starting to suspect the killer wants her—and he is edging closer with every step, ready to make Evelyn pay a devastating price….
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...
Cooking class is back in session for best friends—and sometime sleuths—Annie and Eve. But this time, Annie finds herself on the teacher’s side of the cutting board, and her best friend Eve in more hot water than ever. Bar food. You wouldn’t think it requires any special talent. But the newly redesigned Bellywasher’s, featuring simple, delicious fare, is D.C.’s latest hotspot. There’s something about its down-home ambience that draws people. The owner, Annie’s boyfriend Jim, is offering a six-week bar food cooking class, and Annie is rolling up her sleeves to help. She knows Jim’s food is good—but she’s about to learn that it’s to die for. When one of the students, Brad Peterson, is murdered, Eve becomes the primary suspect. The whole class heard her say she wanted to kill him. She had good reason, too: Brad was the former boss who had her fired when she spurned his advances. But now, to prove Eve’s innocence, she and Annie must make sure all their ducks á l’orange are in a row.
As a veterinarian, she’s more experienced with paw prints than fingerprints. But thanks to her dogged persistence and her knack for landing on her feet, Jessie’s got murder on a very short leash. The sun is barely up and the day is already going to the dogs. Literally. As Dr. Jessica Popper embarks on a house call to a local horse farm, her one-eyed Dalmatian, Lou, and her tailless Westie, Max, stumble upon something unexpected: a corpse half buried in the woods. As Max happily digs up the dead canary planted near the body, Jessie realizes that this corpse was clearly about to sing. But about what? Or whom?Enlisting the aid of her on-again, off-again lover, PI Nick Burby, Jess applies the stubbornness of a bloodhound and the agile moves of a cat to identify a menagerie of suspects…including one who wants her off the case badly enough to kill again. From the Paperback edition.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”