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This Dark Road to Mercy

Gold Dagger Award 2014

by Wiley Cash

Hailed as "mesmerizing" (New York Times Book Review) and "as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), A Land More Kind Than Home made Wiley Cash an...


The Wicked Girls: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2014

by Alex Marwood

The Edgar Award-winning psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone?

On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the...


Red Sparrow: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2014

by Jason Matthews

IN THE GRAND SPY-TALE TRADITION OF JOHN LE CARRÉ . . . comes this shocking thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer.

In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President...


Ghostman

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013

by Roger Hobbs

Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist.

When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man...


Black Fridays: A Novel

Jason Stafford #1

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2013

by Michael Sears

One of Booklist's "Year's Best Crime Novels"

After two years in federal prison, Jason Stafford is no longer welcome on Wall Street. But due to his financial crime expertise, one firm wants him to quietly look...


And She Was: A Novel of Suspense

Brenna Spector #1

Shamus Best P.I. Paperback Original 2013

by Alison Gaylin

On a summer afternoon in 1998, six-year-old Iris Neff walked away from a barbecue in her small suburban town . . . and vanished.

Missing persons investigator Brenna Spector has a rare neurological disorder that...


The Expats: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2013

by Chris Pavone

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

EDGAR AWARD WINNER  *  ANTHONY AWARD WINNER

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ACCIDENT

Can we ever escape our secrets?

In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore's days are filled...


Broken Harbor: A Novel

Dublin Murder Squad #4

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2012

by Tana French

An addictive thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of In the Woods and Faithful Place

Tana French's rise can only be called meteoric. Starting with her award-winning debut, French...


The Informant: An Otto Penzler Book

The Butcher's Boy #3

Barry Best Thriller 2012

by Thomas Perry

The Butcher's Boy is back! Thomas Perry's vengeful assassin has returned to play a deadly psychological game with Elizabeth Waring, the only Justice Department official who ever believed he existed. Can these...


No Mercy: A Mystery

Mercy Gunderson #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2011

by Lori Armstrong

From award-winning author Lori Armstrong comes a gripping tale of brutal murder, as former army sniper Mercy Gunderson learns anew when she returns to the family ranch that, for the weak, the western plains...


The Lock Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2011, Barry Best Novel 2011, CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011

by Steve Hamilton

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me.But you can call me Mike."  Marked by tragedy, traumatized...


Learning to Swim: A Novel

Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2011

by Sara J Henry

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award

   When she sees what looks like a child tumbling from a ferry into frigid Lake Champlain,...


The Killer Is Dying: A Novel

Hammett Prize 2011

by James Sallis

The clever, thought-provoking new thriller by the man about whose last book Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times wrote: "Haunting...Sallis writes poetic rings around the subject."


Blacklands: A Novel

Gold Dagger Award 2010

by Belinda Bauer

EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO, Billy Peters disappeared. Everyone in town believes Billy was murdered—after all, serial killer Arnold Avery later admitted killing six other children and burying them on the same desolate...


The Draining Lake

Inspector Erlendur #6

Barry Best Novel 2009

by Arnaldur Indridason

An international sensation, published in over twenty five countries around the world, Arnaldur Indridason attained instant fame in the English-speaking mystery world after winning the Gold Dagger Award for Silence...


The Deceived

Jonathan Quinn #2

Barry Best Thriller 2009

by Brett Battles

“Unputdownable.”* “Brilliant and heart-pounding.”** “A tightly written page-turner.”*** Brett Battles won rave reviews for his debut novel, The Cleaner, which introduced hero Jonathan Quinn. A freelance...


The Palace of Strange Girls

Portico Prize for Fiction 2008

by Sallie Day

Blackpool, England, 1959. The Singleton family is on holiday. For seven-year-old Beth, just out of the hospital, this means struggling to fill in her 'I-Spy' book and avoiding her mother Ruth's eagle-eyed supervision....


What the Dead Know

Anthony Best Novel 2008, Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2008, Barry Best Novel 2008

by Laura Lippman

Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who—or...


In the Woods

Dublin Murder Squad #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2008, Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2008, Barry Best First Novel 2008

by Tana French

A gripping thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of Broken Harbor and The Secret Place

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their...


The Indian Bride

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2007

by Karin Fossum & Charlotte Barslund

When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned. On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found...