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Jamaica Plain

by Colin Campbell

English cop Jim Grant is in Boston on a temporary assignment, and his instructions are simple: keep out of trouble. But for Jim Grant, keeping out of trouble is not an option, even if he doesn't carry a gun....


Music of Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense

by Sallie Bissell

Fiddlesticks killed her with his razor. Slit her throat and then forgave her.

Deep in the Appalachian woods stands the old Fiddlesticks cabin, the scene of a bloody double murder from decades past. Now the...


Final Settlement

Darby Farr Mysteries #4

by Vicki Doudera

The Dead of Winter...When Murder Returns to Maine

Realtor and amateur sleuth Darby Farr is back in her hometown for the highly anticipated wedding of her fellow real estate associate, Tina Ames. But the festive...


Mildred Pierce

by James M. Cain

Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred...


The Barbarous Coast

Lew Archer #6

by Ross Macdonald

The beautiful, high-diving blonde had Hollywood dreams and stars in her eyes but now she seems to have disappeared without a trace. Hired by her hotheaded husband and her rummy “uncle,” Lew Archer sniffs...


When She Was Gone

by Gwendolen Gross

Tom Perotta’s Little Children meets Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones in this suspenseful and beautifully wrought story of a seventeen-year-old girl who vanishes on the eve of her departure for college, as...


Out of the Blackout

by Robert Barnard

With the Nazis bombing London on a nightly basis, many families sent their children to the comparative safety of the countryside. When the Blitz ended, the families came for their kids, but no one ever came...


Fete Fatale

by Robert Barnard

The rigidly conservative town of Hexton-on-Weir, where twelve-year residents, such as veterinarian Marcus Kitteredge and his wife Helen, are still regarded as newcomers, sponsors a church fair which becomes...


Political Suicide

by Robert Barnard

When the body of a Member of Parliament is found floating in the Thames, everyone assumes it is suicide, except for Superintendent Sutcliffe, whose investigation of the case reveals some nasty and ruthless politics....


The Cherry Blossom Corpse

Perry Trethowan #5

by Robert Barnard

Scotland Yard’s Perry Trethowan never wanted to make the trip to Norway for the World Association of Romantic Novelists convention. But it was hard saying no to his newly published sister, Christobel. And...


The Skeleton in the Grass

by Robert Barnard

Sara Causseley could not be more delighted by her new job as governess to the aristocratic Hallam clan. The children are adorable, the gardens are a dream, and the conversation stimulating. But ominous political...


Masters of the House

by Robert Barnard

Hiding their father’s insanity after the death of their mother in order to keep their family together, two resourceful adolescents, Matthew and Annie, find their plans thwarted when they discover a body in...


Bodies

Perry Trethowan #4

by Robert Barnard

In the Soho studio of Bodies magazine are found four corpses: a photographer, his assistant, an actress-student and a young bodybuilder. Perry Trethowan of London’s C.I.D. can’t discern a motive for the...


A Murder in Mayfair: A Novel of Suspense

by Robert Barnard

Can the rich get away with murder, or is there always a price? Two days in May bring Colin Pinnock’s career to a peak. His party wins a stunning election victory and he wins a new government office. What a...


The Ivory Grin

Lew Archer #4

by Ross Macdonald

A hard-faced woman clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to track down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewelry. Archer can tell he's being fed a line, but curiosity...


The Elephant Hunter

by William Flagg Magee

Synopsis: Willy has led a full life, too full maybe. Along life's journey, he has been transformed. This change leads him to a result he wanted, but also to moments of rage at his failure to accomplish the one...


A Bag of Gold

by David Estes

Book Synopsis: In the rough and rowdy days of 1883 Kansas, Will Savage, former range detective for the Cattleman's Association, is called back to hit the trail and smoke out a cold blooded killer---and reward...


Two Lips, Indifferent Red

by Tinnean

Kipp Llewellyn would rather follow his dreams than toe the family line, so instead of the support of his wealthy family, he has estrangement and a part-time job with Hunter, an in-demand interior designer. Hunter...


Breathless Sin

by J.B. Coke

"I forget who first gave her the nickname but 'Breathless Sin' suited her perfectly. She was always on the move; always into mischief and the very distillation of the sin we all most wanted to try." --- Synopsis:...


Dead Folks' Blues

by Steven Womack

EDGAR AWARD WINNER--Best Paperback Original Mystery 1993.

When Rachel Fletcher, an old college flame, enters Harry James Denton's office needing his private detecting services, he'd rather not. But he prefers...