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Elizabeth Is Missing

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Emma Healey

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES?

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity,...


The Wrong Girl

Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan #2

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2013

by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family.

Does...


A Foreign Country

Amelia Levene #1

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012

by Charles Cumming

From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six, comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption

On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly...


Before the Poison

Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 2012

by Peter Robinson

From New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson comes this mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man pulled into a murder from the past—and his quest to uncover the truth.

Quietly reeling from the...


Fever of the Bone: A Novel

Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #6

Barry Best Paperback Original 2011

by Val McDermid

“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there….She’s the best we’ve got.”

New York Times Book Review

 

Scottish writer Val McDermid is one of the most respected authors...


The Nearest Exit

Milo Weaver #2

Hammett Prize 2010

by Olen Steinhauer

Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Olen Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel The Tourist

The Tourist, Steinhauer's first contemporary novel after...


Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

Gold Dagger Award 2011, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2010

by Tom Franklin

“The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling….A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind.”

   — David...


Running from the Devil: A Novel

Emma Caldridge #1

Barry Best Thriller 2010

by Jamie Freveletti

“A breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”

—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake

 

A high-octane debut thriller in...


The Last Child

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2010, Barry Best Novel 2010, CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009

by John Hart

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel

Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work...


Envy the Night

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2008

by Michael Koryta

In the seven years since he learned that his U.S. marshal father lead a double life as a contract killer--and committed suicide to avoid prosecution--Frank Temple III has mostly drifted through life. But when...


Down River

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2008

by John Hart

Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Everything that shaped him happened near that river....

Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder....

John Hart's debut, The...


The Grave Tattoo

Portico Prize for Fiction 2006

by Val McDermid

In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty.

After torrential summer...


Paranoia/Company Man

Barry Best Thriller 2006

by Joseph Finder

PARANOIA

Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime....


Immoral

Jonathan Stride #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2006

by Brian Freeman

In a riveting debut thriller, Brian Freeman's Immoral weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first page to the last.

Lieutenant...


The Distant Echo

Barry Best British Novel 2004

by Val McDermid

Bestselling, award-winning author Val McDermid delivers her most stunning story yet in The Distant Echo---an intricate, thought-provoking tale of murder and revenge

Four in the morning, mid-December, and snow...


Mystic River

Anthony Best Novel 2002, Barry Best Novel 2002

by Dennis Lehane

The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighborhood....


A Place of Execution

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2001, Barry Best British Novel 2000

by Val McDermid

Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old...


A Cold Day in Paradise

Alex McKnight #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1999

by Steve Hamilton

When first published, A Cold Day in Paradise won both the Edgar and Shamus awards for Best First Novel, launching Steve Hamilton into the top ranks of today's crime writers. Now, see for yourself why this extraordinary...


The Mermaids Singing

Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #1

Gold Dagger Award 1995

by Val McDermid

This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so...


Cruel and Unusual: Scarpetta 4

Kay Scarpetta #4

Gold Dagger Award 1993

by Patricia Cornwell

“A knockout” (People) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

“Killing me won’t kill the beast” are the last words of rapist-murderer...