Infamy : The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Infamy : The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Synopsis of Infamy : The Crimes of Ancient Rome Rome is an empire with a bad reputation. From its brutal games to its depraved emperors, its violent mobs to its ruthless wars, its name resounds down the centuries like a scream in an alley. But was it as bad as all that? Join the historian […]

Research

Research

Synopsis of Research If you want to write a murder mystery, you have to do some research… In a luxury flat in Monaco, John Houston’s supermodel wife lies in bed, a bullet in her skull. Houston is the world’s most successful novelist, the playboy head of a literary empire that produces far more books than […]

Blood Communion

Blood Communion

Synopsis of Blood Communion From his ancestral chateau high up in the mountains of France, Prince Lestat grapples to instil a new ideology of peace and harmony among the blood-drinking community. Accustomed to welcoming the Undead from far and wide, one night he awakes to news of a ruthless attack by a group of maverick […]

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Synopsis of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis At Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis’ center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power […]

Kill Me Again

Kill Me Again

Synopsis of Kill Me Again A woman is dead. She looks like you. When Maggie Taylor calls her husband to say she is on her way home from work, she is horrified to discover that her two young children are alone in the house, abandoned by their father. Duncan doesn’t come home that night, or […]

Nowhere Child

Nowhere Child

Synopsis of Nowhere Child Eight months ago Tasha Joseph ran away, and her stepmother, Emma, has been searching for her ever since. She is desperate to give Tasha the home and security she deserves. The problem is, Emma isn’t the only one looking for Tasha. The police are keen to find her too. She could […]

Lazarus

Lazarus

Synopsis of Lazarus Sweden’s most notorious serial killer. Jurek Walter was shot and killed years ago. The police moved on and managed to forget the darkness that had tainted their lives. Has come back from the dead. But now someone is leaving a trail of broken bodies across Sweden and the clues all point to […]

Death Rites

Death Rites

Synopsis of Death Rites Inspector Delicado has been chained to a tiresome desk job in the documentation department of the Barcelona police force for months. But things are about to change. The department is short-handed and there’s a serial rapist on the loose. Delicado is partnered with the portly and impossibly compliant Sergeant Fermín Garzón […]

When You Disappeared

When You Disappeared

Synopsis of When You Disappeared All she wanted was the truth, but she’ll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing—except […]

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Synopsis of The Mysterious Affair at Styles The famous English writer Agatha Christie introduces the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot to the reader in The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1920. The mystery begins with the death of Emily Inglethorp at Styles. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of […]

Life After Death

Life After Death

Synopsis of Life After Death In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. – who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three – were arrested for the murders of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and […]

Fan Mail

Fan Mail

Synopsis of Fan Mail Getting into a killer’s mind is both a blessing and a curse for FBI profiler Sophie Anderson. The agent suffers through brutal premonitions in order to save lives. Now a resident of Los Angeles, Sophie is working on a case where fiction has become fatal. A popular crime writer is sexually […]

Stranger Child

Stranger Child

Synopsis of Stranger Child One Dark Secret. One act of revenge. Tasha Joseph mysteriously vanished at the age of six, the night her mother Caroline‘s car veered off the road into a ditch, killing her outright. Police attending the scene of the accident could find no trace of the little girl who had been sitting […]

A Bitter Feast

A Bitter Feast

Synopsis of A Bitter Feast In a Bitter Feast, Scotland Yard DS Duncan Kincaid and his wife, DI Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the tranquil Cotswolds. It is one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic regions, famous for its rolling hills, sheep-strewn green meadows, golden cottages, and timeless villages that […]

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Synopsis of The Lighthouse A secure and secluded retreat for the rich and powerful becomes the setting for an unsettling series of murders. Combe Island off the Cornish coast is a restful haven for the elite. But when one of its distinguished visitors is found hanging from the island’s famous lighthouse in what appears to […]

Archie Goes Home

Archie Goes Home

Synopsis of Archie Goes Home Archie Goodwin leaves Manhattan for the Midwest to find out who put a bullet into a banker. Archie Goodwin’s aunt Edna is about to lure him away from his work at Nero Wolfe’s New York brownstone. After a phone call, he heads off to Ohio, where the president of Farmer’s […]

The Battered Badge

The Battered Badge

Synopsis of The Battered Badge In The Battered Badge, when wealthy and popular crusader and reformer Lester Pierce is gunned down in front of his Park Avenue residence, the public outcry forces the NYPD to restructure its homicide department. As the deceased was highly critical of Inspector Lionel Cramer, the longtime head of homicide is […]

Stop the Presses!

Stop the Presses

Synopsis of Stop the Presses! There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, the famously brilliant—and notoriously lazy—detective is inclined to listen. According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette’s gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats […]

The Law of Innocence

The Law of Innocence

Synopsis of The Law of Innocence The most importan case of his life. Only this time the defendant is himself. “The law of innocence is unwritten. It will not be found in a leather-bound code book. It will never be argued in a courtroom. In nature, for every action there is an equal and opposite […]

Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Synopsis of Fade to Black Wolfe investigates a sticky matter of Cola Wars espionage For the men of Madison Avenue, the battle between soft drink giants Cherr-o-key and AmeriCherry seems heaven-sent. For years now, the firm of Mills/Lake/Ryman has fought to help Cherr-o-key become the nation’s favorite fizzy cherry soda, but each time they come […]

Every Dead Thing

Every Dead Thing

Synopsis of Every Dead Thing Former NYPD detective Charlie “Bird” Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds […]

The Reapers

The Reapers

Synopsis of The Reapers The Reapers are the elite of killers, the best at their trade, and Louis, confidante of troubled private detective Charlie Parker, is one of their number. Now the sins of his past are about to be visited upon him, for someone is hunting Louis, targeting his home, his businesses, and his […]

The Unquiet

The Unquiet

Synopsis of The Unquiet Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing, following revelations about the harm done to children in his care. Now, a killer obsessed with finding the truth about his own daughter’s disappearance is seeking revenge, and Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Clay to be […]

The Black Angel

The Black Angel

Synopsis of The Black Angel The Black Angel begins with the disappearance of a young prostitute from one of New York City’s seamiest neighborhoods. Like so many tormented souls before her, the girl’s mother is inevitably drawn to Charlie Parker‘s doorstep desperate for redemption and revenge. Despite the danger that his chosen profession imposes on […]

The White Road

The White Road

Synopsis of The White Road In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It’s a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private […]

The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind

Synopsis of The Killing Kind Still struggling with the horrific ghosts of his past, Parker is now a disillusioned private eye hired to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Grace Peltier—which neither her father nor a former US Senator believe was suicide. The trail leads to a mass grave in northern Maine where a […]

Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow

Synopsis of Dark Hollow Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surrounding the capture of their killer, The Travelling Man, Charlie Parker retreats to the wintry Maine landscape of his childhood. By following in the steps of his beloved grandfather, Parker hopes to heal his spirit and get […]

The Lovers

The Lovers

Synopsis of The Lovers Charlie Parker is a lost soul. Deprived of his private investigator’s license and under scrutiny by the police, Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. But he uses his enforced retirement to begin a different kind of investigation: an examination of his own past and an inquiry into the death […]

In the Woods

In the Woods

Synopsis of In the Woods As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk […]

The Likeness

The Likeness

Synopsis of The Likeness Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O’Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What’s more, […]

Faithful Place

Faithful Place

Synopsis of Faithful Place Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family’s cramped flat and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn’t show. Frank took it for granted that she’d dumped him-probably because of […]

Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour

Synopsis of Broken Harbour In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad’s star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, […]

Natural Causes

Natural Causes

Synopsis of Natural Causes A young girl’s mutilated body is discovered in a room that has lain sealed for the last sixty years. Her remains are carefully arranged in what seems to have been a macabre ritual. For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean, this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority, […]

Lost Hills

Lost Hills

Synopsis of Lost Hills A video of Deputy Eve Ronin’s off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the […]

Issues with the website

We’ve had some issues with the website but, fortunately, we’ve been able to get it back. We got back most of our data, a week ago, approximately. We continue to update everything as we go on making reviews and buying new books. In any case, we’ve lost a lot of data that we’re trying to […]

The Lying Game

The Lying Game

Synopsis of The Lying Game The text message arrives in the small hours of the morningrt: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. […]

On Harrow Hill

On Harrow Hill

Synopsis of On Harrow Hill When an old colleague comes to him for help solving the mysterious death of his town’s most prominent resident, retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney must use all of his analytical skills to hunt a murderer who just might be killing from beyond the grave. The idyllic community of Larchfield is […]

The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

Synopsis of The Woman in Cabin 10 In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters […]

In a Dark Dark Wood

In a Dark Dark Wood

Synopsis of In a Dark Dark Wood Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect […]

Almost the Perfect Murder

Almost the Perfect Murder

Synopsis of Almost the Perfect Murder For over a year everyone assumed missing Dublin woman Elaine O’Hara had ended her own life. But after her remains were found gardaí discovered that Elaine was in thrall to a man who had spent years grooming her to let him kill her. That man was Graham Dwyer, a […]

The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer

The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer

Synopsis of The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer When Milwaukee police entered Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment in July 1991, they discovered that for some time this quiet man had been living amidst the debris of an orgy of killing. Severed heads and human torsos – the latter in varying stages of decomposition – were found in filing […]

The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man

Synopsis of The Innocent Man In the baseball draft of 1971, Ron Williamson was the first player chosen from Oklahoma. Signing with Oakland, he said goodbye to his small home town and left for California to pursue his dreams of glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and […]

Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

Synopsis of Troubled Blood Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the […]

All the Devils Are Here

All the Devils Are Here

Synopsis of All the Devils Are Here On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, […]

A Better Man

A Better Man

Synopsis of A Better Man The air is thick with excitement and anxiety as Sûreté du Québec agents gather in the conference room for the Monday morning meeting of the homicide department. This will be Armand Gamache’s first day back since his demotion from head of the entire force, to head of homicide. Complicating matters, […]

Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind

Synopsis of Kingdom of the Blind When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other […]

Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Synopsis of Glass Houses When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. And finally, watching the unmoving figure, a pall settles over the pretty Québec village. Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, knows […]

A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning

Synopsis of A Great Reckoning When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, […]

The Nature of the Beast

The Nature of the Beast

Synopsis of The Nature of the Beast Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn’t cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand […]

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Synopsis of The Long Way Home Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he’d never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help, he can’t bring himself to refuse her, despite the […]

How The Light Gets In

How The Light Gets In

Synopsis of How The Light Gets In A DETECTIVE As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him. A DISAPPEARANCE When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in […]

The Beautiful Mystery

The Beautiful Mystery

Synopsis of The Beautiful Mystery A MONASTERY Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks – men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. A MURDER But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who […]

A Trick of The Light

A Trick of The Light

Synopsis of A Trick of The Light “Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow’s garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara’s solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief […]

Bury Your Dead

Bury Your Dead

Synopsis of Bury Your Dead As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city’s oldest buildings – a library where the English citizens […]

The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling

Synopsis of The Brutal Telling Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team […]

Child of Satan, Child of God

Child of Satan, Child of God

Synopsis of Child of Satan, Child of God Millions met Susan Atkins in Helter Skelter. She was young and attractive, but desperate to find happiness. Alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity didn t satisfy her. . . She was looking for more. When she met Charles Manson, she felt she had met the world’s savior. Here is […]

The Sleeping Nymph

The Sleeping Nymph

Synopsis of The Sleeping Nymph This is the highly anticipated follow-up to Flowers Over the Inferno. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, expert criminal profiler with four decades of experience on the Italian police force, returns for a chilling cold case. A decades-old murder investigation has landed on Superintendent Teresa Battaglia’s desk. DNA analysis has revealed that a […]

Fred and Rose

Fred and Rose

Synopsis of Fred and Rose Fred and Rose West are virtually unique in British criminal history: a husband and wife who loved and killed together. During their long relationship, the Wests murdered a series of young women. They buried the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of […]

It

It

Synopsis of It Welcome to Derry, Maine, a small town, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success […]

End of Watch

End of Watch

Synopsis of End of Watch The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear . . . ‘I’m at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide . . . Come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you.’ Bill Hodges, who now runs a two-person agency called Finders Keepers […]