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These thrillers will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

Bone Thief

John Driscoll #1

by Thomas O' Callaghan

In his extraordinary debut novel of psychological suspense, Thomas O'Callaghan proves himself a worthy successor to Thomas Harris as he introduces one of the most compelling and terrifying serial killers since...


Deja Dead: A Novel

The Temperance Brennan novels #1

by Kathy Reichs

The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and Déjà Dead are something special.

Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement....


The Bamboo Blonde

by Dorothy B Hughes

When Con Satterlee picked up the half-intoxi­cated blonde in the Bamboo Bar, Griselda was annoyed. When he walked out with the blonde, leaving Griselda flat, she was furious. She was frightened, too, returning...


Bel-Air Dead: A Stone Barrington Novel

Stone Barrington #20

by Stuart Woods

Stone is no stranger to Bel-Air-and to the beautiful and wealthy widow who needs his help to become even wealthier. At stake is the sale of her investment in-and the resulting dissolution of-Hollywood's world-famous...


Treachery in Death

In Death #32

by J.D. Robb

In the latest in the New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.


Nowhere to Run

Joe Pickett #10

by C. J. Box

It's Joe Pickett's last week as a temporary game warden in the mountain town of Baggs, Wyoming, but his conscience won't let him leave without checking out the strange reports coming from the wilderness: camps...


Bryant & May off the Rails

Bryant and May, Peculiar Crimes Unit #8

by Christopher Fowler

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Christopher Fowler's The Memory of Blood.

Arthur Bryant and John May—and their team of proud eccentrics in the Peculiar Crimes Unit—have been given only one week...


Deadlock

V.I. Warshawski #2

by Sara Paretsky

When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, cousin V.I. questions the report of accidental death and rumors of suicide.

V.I. searches for leads and...


A Demon in My View

by Ruth Rendell

She waits for him in the dark, her mind and body perfect, passive, until one day, when he goes to the cellar, and she is gone . . .

In A Demon in My View, Ruth Rendell creates a character as frightening as he...


At All Costs

by John Gilstrap

That Rare Beast: A Superior Page-Turner That Manages To Pull At Your Heart. --David Baldacci

The Brightons are just an ordinary, small-town, law-abiding family. Until somebody else's mistake uncovers the truth--Jake...


Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads: 100 Must-Reads

by David Morrell & Hank Wagner

The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads.Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense...


Split Images: A Novel by

by Elmore Leonard

Quintessential Elmore Leonard, Split Images stars Palm Beach playboy Robbie Daniels. He's the kind of guy who gets away with everything -- even murder -- until a vacationing Motown cop, Bryan Hurd, starts asking...


Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories

Carl Webster #3

by Elmore Leonard

The "Hot Kid" of the U.S. Marshals Service, Carl Webster maintains the law with a cool, showdown attitude. He's one of the richest creations in Elmore Leonard's half century of delivering the goods. From his...


Flashback

by Michael Palmer

Toby is eight years old. He had a routine operation. It was fine. Now he's gone home to terror. Months have passed. But Toby still bursts into tortured screams. Because something is very wrong. Toby can remember...


Sleeping Beauty

by Phillip Margolin

Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey,...


Malicious Intent: A Hollywood Fable

by Mike Walker

Charmain Burns, Hollywood's sexiest, most talked-about TV actress, wills top at nothing to rise to the top of Hollywood's A-movie list. So when the cutting-edge tabloid, The National Revealer, begins to uncover...


Mr. Newby's Revenge

by Ruth Sims

Tormented as a young boy, a man decides to settle the score and devises an intricate plan to get back at the one person who truly wronged him.


The Glass Demon: A Novel

by Helen Grant

Sometimes the path to the truth is paved with broken glass. 

 

Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval...


Hell's Gate: A Novel

by Stephen Frey

From New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey comes a riveting new thriller about a world-weary star litigator who goes west to become a firefighter in the nation’s greatest woodland—and stumbles across...


One Across, Two Down

by Ruth Rendell

   

   Two things interest Stanley Manning: crossword puzzles, and the substantial sum his wife Vera stands to inherit when his mother-in-law dies. Otherwise, life at 61 Lanchester Road is a living hell....


The Truth Hurts

by Nancy Pickard

With The Whole Truth and Ring of Truth, award-winning author Nancy Pickard introduced the intrepid Marie Lightfoot, a gutsy and charismatic true-crime writer, and kicked oV a sensational new series that sealed...


The Girls He Adored

by Jonathan Nasaw

For ten years, the charmingly disheveled veteran FBI Special Agent E.L. Pender has been investigating the apparently random disappearances of a dozen women across the country. The only detail the cases have...


Trail of Blood: A Novel of Suspense

by Lisa Black

Seventy-five years ago, a madman nicknamed the Torso Killer terrorized Cleveland. His horrific spree lasted four years and crisscrossed the entire city. Overall, he was credited with more than a dozen murders....


The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #22

by Ruth Rendell

The Monster In The Box is the latest addition to Ruth Rendell's classic and beguiling Inspector Wexford series. In this enthralling new book, Rendell, "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world"...


A Judgement in Stone

by Ruth Rendell

What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre?

On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes....


Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

by Ruth Rendell

Minty’s boyfriend, Jock, was killed in the disastrous train wreck at Paddington, shortly after he borrowed all her savings. Now he has come back to haunt her. Zillah lost her estranged husband, Jerry, in that...


L.A. Outlaws

Charlie Hood #1

by T. Jefferson Parker

Allison is an L.A. celebrity, a folk hero, and a modern-day Jesse James who loves a good armed robbery. She has a compulsion to steal, a knack for publicity, and the conscience to give it all to charity. In...


Afraid of the Dark

Jack Swyteck #9

by James Grippando

The New York Times bestselling author's ever-popular hero, Jack Swyteck, is on his most dangerous case yet, uncovering a sinister underground world that has him racing across the globe.

Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo...


24 Declassified: Trojan Horse

by Marc Cerasini

The eyes of the world are watching

A powerful world leader is expected to join the Hollywood elite at a star-studded ceremony to be broadcast around the globe. But security has been severely compromised -- and...


Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

by Tess Gerritsen

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:

   --Rizzoli & Isles, In Their Own Words: learn more about the lead characters in these special essays written by the author...


24: The House Special Subcommittee's Findings at CTU

by Marc Cerasini

Last season, CIA agent Jack Bauer, played by Golden Globe award-winning actor Keifer Sutherland, had us glued to our TVs and cursing the time clock as he uncovered a plot to assassinate presidential nominee,...


All the Dead Voices

by Declan Hughes

Dublin PI Ed Loy is trying to escape his past—a task easier said than done—in this new novel from Shamus Award-winning author Declan Hughes

Shortly after moving from his childhood home on the outskirts of...


Lazybones

Tom Thorne #3

Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2005

by Mark Billingham

The first corpse was found hooded, bound, and naked, kneeling ona bare mattress in a seedy hotel room. This was no ordinary murder but rather the work of a killer driven by something special, somethingspectacular....


The Dark Tide

Ty Hauck #1

by Andrew Gross

An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge fund manager, is riding in to work. Days later, with many bodies...


Evidence of Murder

by Lisa Black

Forensic investigator Theresa MacLean takes on the worst kind of murder case—one without clues—in this second novel in a hot new series from Lisa Black

Eight months ago, forensic investigator Theresa MacLean...


Takeover

by Lisa Black

In the tradition of Kathy Reichs and Jeffery Deaver, a talented novelist introduces a gutsy forensic investigator caught in the middle of an explosive crisis

Early one Thursday morning, forensic scientist Theresa...


Indemnity Only: 30th Anniversary Edition

V.I. Warshawski #1

by Sara Paretsky

The 30th anniversary edition of the first V. I. Warshawski novel, Indemnity Only, featuring a new afterword from Sara Paretsky

 

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble....


Jolie Blon's Bounce: A Novel

Dave Robicheaux #12

by James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, acclaimed by critics as "America's best novelist," "the Graham Greene of the bayou," and "a poet of the mystery novel," returns with his popular character, Dave Robicheaux, in a novel rich with...


In the Moon of Red Ponies: A Novel

Billy Bob Holland #4

by James Lee Burke

"James Lee Burke tells a story in a style all his own, in language that's alive, electric. He's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky dialogue that's a delight." -- Elmore Leonard

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Devil's Garden

by Ace Atkins

San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel-girls, jazz, bootleg hooch...and a dead actress named Virginia...


13 Steps Down

by Ruth Rendell

Mix Cellini has just moved into a flat in a decaying house in Nottinghill, where he plans to pursue his two abiding passions--supermodel Nerissa Nash, whom he worships from afar, and the life of serial killer...


Naked Heat

Nikki Heat #2

by Richard Castle

In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling HEAT WAVE, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of NYPD Homicide Detective, Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion...


Wicked City

by Ace Atkins

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Executor

by Jesse Kellerman

Joseph Geist takes a job as a "conversationalist" for a wealthy, enigmatic woman who offers him a place to stay in her big, beautiful house. But as his friendship with his employer evolves from conversationalist...


The Genius

by Jesse Kellerman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Don't Tell

by Karen Rose

It was a desperate plan. But Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive cop husband was to stage their own death. Now all that remains of their former life is at the...


The Missing: A Thriller

by Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney, author of the thrillers Deviant Ways and Remembering Sarah, delivers an absorbing new novel about a female crime-scene investigator and the killer from her past, who is only now emerging from the...


Walls of Silence: A Novel

by Philip Jolowicz

The hero of Philip Jolowicz's astonishing debut thriller is an everyman who believes he has everything but soon finds himself inexplicably plunged into a world of unspeakable moral corruption. A world where,...


Die With Me

Barnes Murder Squad #1

by Elena Forbes

Somewhere in London, a lonely young woman is reaching out to the wrong man. It's up to Detective Inspector Mark Tartaglia and the rest of the Murder Squad to find her before a killer does. When fourteen-year-old...


Every Dead Thing

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #1

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2000

by John Connolly

Hailed internationally as a page-turner in a league with the fiction of Thomas Harris, this lyrical and terrifying bestseller is the stunning achievement of an "extravagantly gifted" (Kirkus Reviews) new novelist....


The Sixth Man

Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #5

by David Baldacci

Watch King & Maxwell, TNT's new series based on David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, on Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family...


Freaks: A Rizzoli & Isles Short Story

by Tess Gerritsen

In this free Rizzoli & Isles short story from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl, a bizarre death comes with a supernatural twist. Homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical...


Hypnotist

The Reincarnationist #3

by M. J. Rose

Haunted by his inability to stop the murder of a beautiful young painter twenty years ago, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Investigating a crazed...


Frankenstein: The Dead Town: A Novel

Frankenstein Series #5

by Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s enthralling Frankenstein series has redefined the classic legend of infernal ambition and harrowing retribution for a new century and a new age. Now the master of suspense delivers an unforgettable...


The Jefferson Key

Victim Six

by Gregg Olsen

The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common--except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture,...


Buried Prey

Lucas Davenport #22

by John Sandford

For twenty-five years the unsolved kidnapping of two young girls has haunted Minneapolis homicide detective Lucas Davenport. Today, the bodies have been found. Today, he returns to a crime—and a nightmare—darker...


The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive

by James Rollins

From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a thrilling short story that delves deep beneath the city of Paris to a dark necropolis, where the only means for escape is…The Skeleton Key.

Seichan...


Trader of Secrets: A Paul Madriani Novel

by Steve Martini

Defense attorney Paul Madriani is embroiled in a case as perilous as any he has ever faced: one that involves an angry killer who will stop at nothing short of vengeance, and two missing NASA scientists who...


Robopocalypse: A Novel

Robopocalypse #1

by Daniel H. Wilson

They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.

 

In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite...


The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel

Harry Hole #7

by Jo Nesbo & Don Bartlett

Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow...


The Ranger

Quinn Colson #1

by Ace Atkins

Fans of Justified and James Lee Burke will love Mississippi lawman Quinn Colson...

The first Quinn Colson novel from the author of The Lost Ones, The Broken Places, and The Forsaken

After years of war, Army...


Shock Wave

Virgil Flowers #5

by John Sandford

A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists,...


Lethal

by Sandra Brown

When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night...


The Affair (with bonus short story Second Son): A Jack Reacher Novel

Jack Reacher #16

by Lee Child

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

 

A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up....


Zero Day

John Puller #1

by David Baldacci

From David Baldacci--the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation.

And Zero Day is where...


Micro

by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston

In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found...


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