Seven Graves One Winter

Seven Graves One Winter

Synopsis of Seven Graves One Winter In the remote Arctic community of Inussuk, seven graves are dug at the end of each summer, before the ground freezes. As winter approaches, the question is, will they be enough? When Constable David Maratse is invalided off the force, he moves to a small settlement to live the […]

Stone Cold Heart

Stone Cold Heart

Synopsis of Stone Cold Heart A fractured marriage. A silent family. And a secret that connects them all. When DC Cat Kinsella is approached by Joseph Madden for help with his wife, Rachel, there’s not much she can do. Joseph claims that Rachel has been threatening him, but can’t – or won’t – give Cat […]

Something’s Alive on the Titanic

Somethings Alive on the Titanic

Synopsis of Something’s Alive on the Titanic A legacy never to forget… Something is alive on the Titanic. Something powerful and malevolent that protects the once-great ocean liner from the rapacious intentions of those who would desecrate her grave. It lurked unseen in the 1980s while three American and French expeditions, seeking to explore and […]

Camille

Camille

Synopsis of Camille In Camille, the final volume in Lemaitre’s internationally bestselling trilogy of “meta-meta detective” novels (The New York Times), Verhoeven faces his most harrowing case yet, and the ultimate reckoning for the diminutive yet tenacious protagonist. Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.  She is trapped in the […]

The Tattoo Thief

The Tattoo Thief

Synopsis of The Tattoo Thief A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again… When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There’s a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos […]

Rosy & John

Rosy & John

Synopsis of Rosy & John Jean Garnier lives on the fringes – a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison – he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss.In one last, desperate […]

In the Darkness

In the Darkness

Synopsis of In the Darkness An online video of a girl clawing at the ceiling of her own grave could be the worst thing FBI forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley has ever seen. Perhaps even more disturbing is the implication of the video’s title: “Experiment Number One.” Zoe and her partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray, work […]

The Outsider

Synopsis de The Outsider An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens—Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. […]

The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

Synopsis of The Nowhere Child Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two-year old girl vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. An American accountant who contacts Kim is convinced she was that child, kidnapped just after her birthday. She cannot believe the woman who raised her, a […]

Fever

Fever

Synopsis of Fever On the eve of the twentieth century, Mary Mallon emigrated from Ireland at age fifteen to make her way in New York City. Brave, headstrong, and dreaming of being a cook, she fought to climb up from the lowest rung of the domestic-service ladder. Canny and enterprising, she worked her way to […]

Black City

Black City

Synopsis of Black City An ancient mistery, an impossible place, an unimaginable adventure. Professor Castillo’s daughter has mysteriously disappeared in the Amazon jungle. Determined to find her, he begs Ulysses and Cassie to go with him. Unable to dissuade him and not wanting him to go on his own, they both accept to help their […]

A Killer’s Mind

Synopsis of A Killer’s Mind Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a […]

Buried Deep

Synopsis of Buried Deep In this pulse-pounding short thriller for fans of Big Little Lies and The Last Mrs. Parrish, Maggie Cabot refuses to sit by idly as police re-open an investigation into the mysterious death of a woman her husband used to know. After two decades in a near-perfect marriage, Maggie and James Cabot […]

Case Files of the NYPD: More than 175 Years of Solved and Unsolved Crimes

Case Files of the NYPD

Synopsis of Case Files of the NYPD: More than 175 Years of Solved and Unsolved Crimes From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York’s police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to the present day. This chronological visual history is an insider’s look at more […]

If You Tell

If You Tell

Synopsis of If You Tell After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word “mom”, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now. For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected […]

The Ninth Grave

The Ninth Grave

Synopsis of The Ninth Grave TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER. On the coldest day of the year, Sweden’s Minister for Justice steps into a blizzard – and disappears. Who has taken him? That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity is at her home, locked in and cut off from the […]

The Secret Guests

The Secret Guests

Synopsis of The Secret Guests It is 1940 and the bombs are falling thick and fast on London. The royal family must do all they can to assure the British public of their solidarity. But what of the two young princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret? How can they be kept safe without jeopardizing morale in […]

Close to Home

Close to Home

Synopsis of Close to Home While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows […]

Into the Water

Into the Water

Synopsis of Into the Water A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up […]

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Synopsis of Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A […]

Three Men Out

Three Men Out

Three Men Out contains three short stories: The Zero Clue This Won’t Kill You Invitation to Murder    

Invitation to Murder

Three Men Out

Synopsis of Invitation to Murder Herman Lewent tries to hire Wolfe to solve a problem related to his family’s finances. Lewent’s father left all his estate to his daughter Beryl in his will 20 years earlier, with the provision that she should take care of Lewent’s needs. She sent Lewent a monthly amount of $ […]

This Won’t Kill You

Three Men Out

Synopsis of This Won’t Kill You Wolfe and Archie accept the invitation of a house guest to attend the World Series of Baseball final at Polo Grounds. Tickets are courtesy of Emil Chisholm, co-owner of the New York Giants, but Wolfe is not in the mood to enjoy the game. The Giants are losing to […]

The Zero Clue

Three Men Out

Synopsis of The Zero Clue Leo Heller, a math expert who uses his knowledge in probabilities to help his clients with their problems, wants to hire Wolfe for a difficult case. Heller believes that one of his clients may have committed a crime, but he does not want to tell the police about his suspicions […]

Broken Souls

Broken Souls

Synopsis of Broken Souls ‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’ One dark winter’s morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging […]

The Last Widow

The Last Widow

Synopsis of The Last Widow A mysterious kidnapping On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air. A devastating explosion One month later, the serenity of […]

Home to Roost

Triple Jeopardy. Home to Roost

Synopsis of Home to Roost Benjamin and Pauline Rackell hire Wolfe to investigate the death of their nephew Arthur, paying him a bail of $ 3,000. Arthur had begun to show growing support for the Communist Party, but he confided to Pauline that he had been recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the group’s organization […]

The Cop Killer

Triple Jeopardy. Home to Roost

Synopsis of The Cop Killer When he returns home to his morning errands Archie finds two visitors waiting for him at the entrance: Carl and Tina Vardas, who work in the barbershop that Wolfe and Archie frequent. Jacob Wallen, a police detective, had visited the barbershop earlier in the day to interrogate employees about his […]

Triple Jeopardy

Triple Jeopardy. Home to Roost

Triple Jeopardy contains the following three short stories: Home to Roost The Cop Killer The Squirt and the Monkey

The Squirt and the Monkey

Triple Jeopardy. Home to Roost

Synopsis of The Squirt and the Monkey Archie Goodwin has to help cartoonist Harry Koven recover a weapon that was stolen from a drawer of his desk at home. Harry, creator of the popular comic strip Dazzle Dan, wants Archie to place his own weapon, the same model as the one stolen, in the drawer. […]

Kill the King

Kill the King

Synopsis of Kill the King Paperback edition will be released on May 1, 2020 Kindle and Hardcover editions on May 19, 2020 Reeling from a deadly bombing in Venice and her investigative partner Dante’s disappearance, Detective Colomba Caselli retreats to the rural countryside outside Rome to nurse her wounds. When an apparently autistic teenager appears […]

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

Synopsis of The Silent Patient Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him […]

Endgame

Endgame

Synopsis of Endgame A locked room. A dead body. And a secret that went to the grave. When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure. Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, […]

Door to Death

Three Doors to Death. Door to Death

Synopsis of Door to Death The “Door to death” in the title refers to a warning sign on a greenhouse door referring to the lethal gas used in the cultivation of orchids. When Theodore Horstmann, caretaker for the orchids of Nero Wolfe, leaves the brownstone house indefinitely to care for his sick mother, Wolfe is […]

Omit Flowers

Three Doors to Death. Door to Death

Synopsis of Omit Flowers Marko Vuckic, the best and oldest friend of Nero Wolfe, asks him to solve a murder case of which Virgil Pompa has been blamed, since he is convinced that he is innocent. Pompa is a former chef for whom Marko worked in Paris, but he was now the director of a […]

Man Alive

Three Doors to Death. Door to Death

Synopsis of Man Alive Cynthia Nieder of Daumery and Nieder, a haute couture firm, goes to Nero Wolfe to find her uncle, Paul Nieder. Paul Nieder is supposed to have committed suicide a year before jumping naked in a geyser. She is his heir and owns 50% of the firm’s shares. The reason for the […]

Three Doors to Death

Three Doors to Death. Door to Death

Three Doors to Death contains the following three short stories: Man Alive Omit Flowers Door to Death

The Second Confession

The Second Confession

Synopsis of The Second Confession The wealthy James U. Sperling goes to Nero Wolfe to investigate Louis Rony, an admirer of Sperling’s youngest daughter, Gwenn. Sperling wants Wolfe to find evidence that Rony is a member of the American Communist Party. Wolfe is reluctant as he thinks Rony has connections with “Z”, a grim criminal […]

The Silent Speaker

The Silent Sepeaker

Synopsis of The Silent Speaker Cheney Boone, the Director of the Office of Price Regulation (ORP) is beaten to death with a wrench. The murder occurs shortly before a speech he will deliver at a meeting of the National Industrial Association (NIA). The NIA is an important conglomerate of great interests of business. There is […]

Booby Trap

Not Quite Dead Enough. Booby Trap

Syopsis of Booby Trap Wolfe and Goodwin are working for the Army intelligence department. They must attend a meeting of the committee investigating the murder of Captain Cross who was killed when he was going to write a report about the theft of a prototype grenade. Archie owns one of those grenades, which Colonel Ryder […]

Not Quite Dead Enough

Not Quite Dead Enough. Booby Trap

Syopsis of Not Quite Dead Enough The story, on this occasion, takes place during World War II. Archie has joined the Army and is now Major Goodwin, working for the intelligence department. At the Pentagon, taking advantage of his relationship with Nero Wolfe, he is sent to New York to propose to Wolfe to join […]

Cordially Invited to Meet Death

Black Orchids. Cordially Invited to Meet Death

Synopsis of Cordially Invited to Meet Death Bess Huddleston is a wealthy lady who is dedicated to organizing parties for clients of high society. Some of these clients receive anonymous letters revealing secrets that concern them and that point to Mrs. Huddleston as the source. Therefore, she goes to Nero Wolfe. She wants Wolfe to […]

Black Orchids

Black Orchids. Cordially Invited to Meet Death

Synopsis of Black Orchids Nero Wolfe has left his comfortable brownstone for the promise of a remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show. But before Wolfe and his perennially hardy sidekick, Archie Goodwin, have a chance to stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder takes place right under their noses and puts […]

Where There’s a Will

Where Theres a Will

Synopsis of Where There’s a Will Why did the late multimillionaire Noel Hawthorne leave his sisters, April, May, and June, a peach, a pear, and an apple? Why did he will the bulk of his considerable estate to a woman who was most definitely not his wife? Now Nero Wolfe, able, astute, and unscrupulous detective […]

Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body

Synopsis of Over My Dead Body When a Balkan beauty gets in trouble over some missing diamonds, whom else can she turn to but the world-famous Nero Wolfe? Especially since she claims to be Wolfe’s long lost daughter! The stakes are suddenly raised when a student at this woman’s fencing school ends up dead after […]

The League of Frightened Men

The League of Frightened Men

Synopsis of The League of Frightened Men Paul Chapin’s college cronies never quite forgave themselves for instigating the tragic prank that left their friend a twisted cripple. Yet with their hazing days at Harvard far behind them, they had every reason to believe that Paul himself had forgiven them. Until a class reunion ends in […]

Fer-de-Lance

Fer-de-Lance

Synopsis of Fer-de-Lance As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he’s getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he’s playing […]

Here To Stay

Here to Stay

Synopsis of Here To Stay A beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for. Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – […]

Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer

Synopsis of Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller The perfect accompaniment to the definitive new editions of Georgette Heyer’s celebrated novels that are currently being reissued (2013) A remarkable biography of one of Britain’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, ‘the queen of Regency romance’. Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four […]

The Retreat

The Retreat

Synopsis of The Retreat A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found—and Julia believes Lily is […]

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos : Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties

Synopsis of Chaos : Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pregnant. With no mercy and seemingly no motive, the Manson Family followed their leader’s every order-their […]

He Said She Said

He Said She Said

Synopsis of He Said She Said In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they’ll share. But […]

The Grownup

The Grownup

Synopsis of The Grownup A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with […]

You Can’t Hide

You Can't Hide

Synopsis of You Can’t Hide Albert Tanner, vicious psychopath and burner of men, is in the USA with unfinished business Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson and Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks must find him first. Their task is straightforward: hunt Tanner down and bring him home. But a few explosions, an assassin and a dead child change […]

The Last Crypt

The Last Crypt

Synopsis of The Last Crypt Diver Ulysses Vidal finds a fourteenth-century bronze bell of Templar origin buried under a reef off the Honduras coast. It turns out it’s been lying there for more than one century, prior to Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America. Driven by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he begins the search […]

Mr Mercedes

Mr Mercedes

Synopsis of Mr Mercedes In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are […]

Thin Air

Thin Air

Synopsis of Thin Air Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself. Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother […]

Dregs

Dregs

Synopsis of Dregs Meet Chief Inspector William Wisting, Head of CID in Larvik, Norway, the latest unforgettable import from Scandinavian crime fiction. An experienced policeman who is familiar with the dark side of human nature. He lives in challenging times for the Norwegian police force, meeting them with integrity and humanity, and a fragile belief […]

The Woman in the Dark

The woman in de dark

Sarah and Patrick are happy. But after her mother’s death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. While Sarah claims it was an accident, her teenage children aren’t so sure. Patrick decides they all need a fresh start and he knows just the place, since the idyllic family home where he was raised […]

The Last

The Last

For fans of high-concept thrillers such as Annihilation and The Girl with All the Gifts, this breathtaking dystopian psychological thriller follows an American academic stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends into nuclear war—along with twenty other survivors—who becomes obsessed with identifying a murderer in their midst after the body of a young […]