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This Dark Road to Mercy

Gold Dagger Award 2014

by Wiley Cash

The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home—hailed as "a powerfully moving debut that reads as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird...


Red Sparrow: A Novel

Dominika Egorova & Nathaniel Nash #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2014

by Jason Matthews

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!

In the tradition of John le Carré, the bestselling, impossible-to-put-down, espionage thriller that is “a primer in twenty-first...


And She Was: A Novel of Suspense

Brenna Spector #1

Shamus Best P.I. Paperback Original 2013

by Alison Gaylin

“A deftly plotted, completely involving novel with one of the most memorable protagonists to come along in years.”

—Laura Lippman

“Label me a big fan.”

—Harlan Coben

Edgar® Award nominated author Alison...


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...


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...


Big City, Bad Blood

Ray Dudgeon #1

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2008

by Sean Chercover

A disillusioned newspaper reporter turned private detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't trying to save the world. He just wants to do an honest job, and do it well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most...


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...


Mercy Falls

Cork O'Connor #5

Anthony Best Novel 2006

by William Kent Krueger

A stunning new suspense novel in William Kent Krueger's prize-winning Corcoran O'Connor series finds the charismatic detective steeped in his most dangerous case to date.

Back on the beat as sheriff of Tamarack...


Silence of the Grave

Inspector Erlendur #4

Gold Dagger Award 2005

by Arnaldur Indridason

"Now Iceland has its own Mankell."

---Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany)

Last year Jar City introduced international crime-writing sensation Arnaldur Indridason to rave reviews and a rousing welcome from American...


Blood Hollow

Cork O'Connor #4

Anthony Best Novel 2005

by William Kent Krueger

Tough-as-nails former small-town sheriff Cork O'Connor is forced into the center of an eerie mystery with a shocking twist in this "vivid and realistic" (Booklist) Anthony Award-winning novel from critically...


Every Secret Thing

Anthony Best Novel 2004, Barry Best Novel 2004

by Laura Lippman

“This is a standout.”

Orlando Sentinel

 

“One of those books that publishers like to say ‘transcends the genre,’ but in this case it’s true.”

Chicago Sun-Times

Every Secret Thing is a riveting...


Cold Is the Grave

Inspector Banks #11

Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 2001

by Peter Robinson

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks' life is shaken to the core when he is unexpectedly pulled into the investigation of a young girl's disappearance in this shattering suspense novel from the hand of a modern...


In a Dry Season

Inspector Banks #10

Anthony Best Novel 2000, Barry Best Novel 2000

by Peter Robinson

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson delivers an unforgettable, compelling thriller of a lost village and the deadly secrets that are unearthed upon its discovery—secrets...


Iron Lake

Cork O'Connor #1

Barry Best First Novel 1999

by William Kent Krueger

New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today's best suspense novelists with this thrilling, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring "a sense of place he's plainly honed firsthand...


Innocent Graves

Inspector Banks #8

Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 1997

by Peter Robinson

In New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson’s brilliant thriller, Inspector Banks must solve the grisly murder of a beautiful teenage girl from a privileged family while uncovering...


Marriage Is Murder

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1988

by Nancy Pickard

Jenny Cain and police detective Geof Bushfield already had pre-nuptial jitters. Then a sudden wave of domestic violence rocked placid Port Frederick - in just two weeks, the husbands of three battered wives...