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Five Minutes Alone: A Thriller

by Paul Cleave

“Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

In the latest thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers,...

The Tide Watchers

by Lisa Chaplin

In the tradition of Jennifer Robson, comes this compelling debut that weaves the fascinating story of a young woman who must risk her life as a spy to help stop Napoleon’s invasion of Great Britain in the...

On, Off: A Novel

Carmine Delmonico #1

by Colleen McCullough

Proving once again that she can triumph in any genre of fiction, Colleen McCullough, the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds, now presents her readers with a gem of a murder mystery about a serial killer....

Too Many Murders

Carmine Delmonico #2

by Colleen McCullough

Proving once again that she is a master of suspense, bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with a riveting sequel to On, Off.

The year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust...

Pomona Queen

by Kem Nunn

Lost in a southern California barrio, Earl Dean has a hard time believing there is one living soul in this foul-smelling night who wants to be found by a salesman hawking vacuum cleaners. What awaits Earl in...

The Broken Shore

Gold Dagger Award 2007

by Peter Temple

Peter Temple is currently being hailed as the finest crime writer in Australia, but it won't be long before he is recognized as what he really is—one of the nation's finest writers, period. Born in South Africa,...

The Ionia Sanction

The Athenian Mysteries #2

by Gary Corby

"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he's made it first-rate entertainment." --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons

Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos,...

The Pericles Commission

The Athenian Mysteries #1

by Gary Corby

Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens...


Miles Franklin Award 2010

by Peter Temple

Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a penthouse apartment, three men butchered in a sadistic rampage, a tattoofaced drug dealer corrupting...

The Eye of the Abyss

by Marshall Browne

It is Germany, 1938, and Franz Schmidt is the chief auditor in a commercial bank in a provincial city. But as Schmidt will soon learn, the bank's prestigious new client, the Nazi party, is at once its least...

Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn

by Marshall Browne

Detective Inspector Hideo Aoki learns that his case against ex-Governor Tamaki—one that he has been building for months— has been dismantled. Rattled by this directive, his life begins to spiral out of control,...

Death by the Book

Jack Susko #1

by Lenny Bartulin

Jack Susko is enjoying a quiet life as the owner of a secondhand bookstore, preferably in the company of his cat rather than actual paying customers. But when Hammond Kasprowicz, a crabby but wealthy businessman,...

Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake #1

by Candice Fox

"Complex, human characters, and a dark, meaty story, and fine writing, and a great sense of place – this is one of the best crime thrillers of the year. Sign me up as a big-time Fox fan!" —Lee Child


My Brother's Keeper

by Donna Malane

From New Zealand author Donna Malane, My Brother's Keeper is a dark and twisting mystery that leaves no stone—or page—unturned.

Diane Rowe is a missing persons expert. Ex-con Karen needs Diane's help to track...

Killing Is My Business

Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2

by Adam Christopher

"Robot noir in 60s Los Angeles? You had me at 'Hello.'" —John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author

Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape and assignment for intrepid PI-turned-hitman—and...

Marshall's Law

Marshall Grade #2

by Ben Sanders

Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall’s ticket into witness protection, and his captors have...

The Road Back

by Di Morrissey

Journalist Chris Baxter is at a crossroads. He has an enviable life as a journalist in the U.S. and the prospect of an exciting new post in Thailand. But his needs aren't the only ones he must consider. His...

Web of Deceit

Detective Ella Marconi #6

by Katherine Howell

Shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction

Often compared to Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, prize-winning author Katherine Howell thrills readers in this gripping novel featuring...

American Blood

Marshall Grade #1

by Ben Sanders

In Ben Sanders's American Blood, a former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman; film rights sold to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star...