The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

Synopsis of The Silent Wife Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was […]

The Granite Coast Murders

The Granite Coast Murders

Synopsis of The Granite Coast Murders Inspector Dupin and Claire are on a two-week vacation, but while Claire seems to enjoy the quiet of the beach, Commissaire Dupin takes every opportunity to leave the beach towel. The fabulous dinners on the hotel patio and the rumors about a stolen statue of a saint are the […]

Behind the Staircase

Behind the Staircase

Synopsis of Behind the Staircase December 2001 was the beginning of the long, arduous journey for Michael Peterson, who was accused, placed on trial, and convicted of murdering his second wife, Kathleen Peterson. In Behind the Staircase, a memoir, Peterson recounts the events leading up to the incident which would forever change his life. After […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic – a Survivor’s story

The sinking of the Titanic narrated by one of the survivors. My opinion Interesting because one of the survivors narrates it, but it is too cold. He does not discover anything that I did not already know, but for an “abducted” by the subject, it is a must read.

Boneyard

Boneyard

On the trail of a serial killer, the path splits in two… FBI special agent Kelly Jones has worked on many disturbing cases in her career, but nothing like this. A mass grave site unearthed on the Appalachian Trail puts Kelly at the head of an investigation that crosses the line from Massachusetts to Vermont, […]

The Serpent Pool

The Serpent Pool

Synopsis of The Serpent Pool They halted close to the water’s edge. This was their destination. This was the Serpent Pool. And here, six years ago, Bethany Friend’s body had been found. The Lake District’s cold case specialist, DCI Hannah Scarlett, is determined to uncover the truth behind an apparent suicide in the Serpent Pool […]

The Arsenic Labyrinth

The Arsenic Labyrinth

Synopsis of The Arsenic Labyrinth Daniel Kind’s relationship with Miranda is on the rocks. After the bright lights of London, Miranda feels isolated in the Lake District and Daniel fears that she sill just up and leave. And Miranda wouldn’t be the first: ten years ago Emma Bestwick left her cottage and never returned. Her […]

The Cipher Garden

The Cipher Garden

Synopsis of The Cipher Garden In the peaceful village of Old Sawrey, in the idyllic Lake District, Warren Howe is brutally slaughtered with his own scythe by a mysterious hooded figure. The police have several suspects, but there is insufficient evidence to make an arrest. Years later an anonymous tip-off sparks the interest of DCI […]

The Girl in the Green Raincoat

The Girl in the Green Raincoat

In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor’s orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes . . . like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks […]

The Gatekeeper

The Gatekeeper

From the moment sixteen-year-old Madison Grant is abducted, an unthinkable terrorist plot is set in motion–pitting Special Agent Kelly Jones against her most powerful adversary yet. The kidnapper’s ransom demands aren’t monetary…they come at a cost that no American can afford to pay. As Kelly’s fiancé, Jake Riley, races to find Madison, Kelly is assigned […]

The Leopard

The Leopard

In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man […]

The Blood-Dimmed Tide

The Blood-Dimmed Tide

The Blood-Dimmed Tide (which takes its title from a W.B. Yeats poem) finds Madden now retired and living peacefully on a farm in Surrey with his doctor wife, the former Helen Blackwell, and their two children, 10-year-old Rob and 6-year-old Lucy. The year is 1932, and the precipitous rise of the Nazis in Germany leaves […]

Clean Cut

Clean Cut

Synopsis of Clean Cut Dedicated, intuitive and utterly obsessive, DCI James Langton is ruthless in his pursuit of a gang of illegal immigrants, killers of a young prostitute. When he is horrifically, almost fatally injured by one of them, it falls upon DI Anna Travis to put her own career on hold as she nurses […]

Deadly Intent

Deadly Intent

Synopsis of Deadly Intent Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. A Howard Marks character, but far more dangerous, his wealth, accrued through drug-trafficking, runs into millions. For the past ten years there has been no sighting of him. Has he gone to ground using an alias, or is […]

Silent Scream

Silent Scream

Synopsis of Silent Scream Hot young British film star Amanda Delany had the world at her feet. Never one for the quiet life, she’d had a string of affairs with famous actors, making perfect fodder for the tabloids… Then came a commission to write a tell-all memoir. When Amanda is found brutally murdered, the suspects […]

Blind Fury

Blind Fury

Synopsis of Blind Fury Close to a motorway service station, the body of a young woman is discovered. She appears to have no family, no friends, no one to identify her. DI Anna Travis is brought onto the team of investigators by DCS James Langton, who already suspects that this recent case could be linked […]

Oxford Exit

Oxford Exit

When novelist Kate Ivory is offered a special assignment by her friend at Oxford’s famous Bodleian Library, she decides to accept. For the University’s libraries have a serious problem: valuable books have been disappearing from their closely guarded collections. And Kate has to find out how. Then she begins to hear stories of an even […]

Blood Line

Blood Line

Synopsis of Blood Line Under the watchful eye of DCS James Langton, DCI Anna Travis takes charge of an investigation for the first time. But is it purely a missing person’s case – or a full blown murder enquiry? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a […]

The Day is Dark

The Day is Dark

Synopsis of The Day is Dark When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the disappearance of a woman from the site some months earlier? And why are the locals so […]

No Rest for the Dead

No Rest for the Dead

Synopsis of No Rest for the Dead When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the […]

The Hanging Wood

The Hanging Wood

Synopsis of The Hanging Wood When Orla Payne was seven years old, her brother Callum mysteriously vanished. Shrouded in complicated family matters, namely their parents’ divorce and the suicide of their uncle, there were no clear leads about his disappearance. The case was eventually dismissed, as the police concluded their uncle killed himself out of […]

No Mark Upon Her

No Mark Upon Her

Synopsis of No Mark Upon Her Olympic rowing hopeful and senior Metropolitan Police officer DCI Rebecca Meredith goes out alone to train on the river in Henley on a dark afternoon in late October – and doesn’t return. When a desperate search by the police and a K9 team reveals the possibility of foul play, […]

Flash and Bones

Flash and Bones

Synopsis of Flash and Bones In Flash and Bones just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share […]

Birthdays for the Dead

Birthdays for the Dead

Synopsis of Birthdays for the Dead The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Shatter the Bones and Dark Blood. Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret… Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: […]

Backlash

Backlash

Synopsis of Backlash Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned. A woman on the street after a long evening’s drinking… She never makes it home. A suspect… an arrest… a confession… A case done and […]

Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me

Synopsis of Someone to Watch Over Me Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn’t be wiped away. It was on the outside of the glass. Pesi looked up at her. ‘Magga’s outside. […]

The Silence of the Sea

The Silence of the Sea

Synopsis of The Silence of the Sea An unmanned luxury yacht crashes into the harbour wall in Reykjavík. What happened to the crew, and to the young family who were on board when it left Lisbon? Thóra Gudmundsdóttir is hired by the father’s parents to investigate. What should she make of the rumours saying that […]

Murder By Fire

Murder By Fire

Synopsis of Murder By Fire In Murder By Fire, David Merchant’s body is found in a bonfire in his back garden. David was a publisher and devout Christian. Who would want to kill this seemingly very decent man? DI Hillary Greene faces one of her most puzzling cases as she struggles to find anyone with […]

Perfect Crime

Perfect Crime

Synopsis of Perfect Crime Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead. Found at the bottom of a cliff, DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed… As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides […]

A Conspiracy of Bones

A Conspiracy of Bones

Synopsis of A Conspiracy of Bones Kathy Reichs returns with a new riveting novel, A Conspiracy of Bones, featuring her vastly popular character forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had […]

The Sixth Wicked Child

The Sixth Wicked Child

Synopsis of The Sixth Wicked Child The Sixth Wicked Child starts right where the previous installment ends. Hear No Evil For Detective Sam Porter, the words “Father, forgive me” conjure memories long forgotten; a past intentionally buried. For Anson Bishop, these three words connect a childhood to the present as he unleashes a truth concealed […]

Second Grave On The Left

Second Grave On The Left

Synopsis of Second Grave On The Left If you hang around with dead people, life can deliver a whole world of trouble. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way […]

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 […]

Whoever Fights Monsters

Whoever Fights Monsters

Synopsis of Whoever Fights Monsters Face-to-face with some of America’s most terrifying killers, FBI veteran Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us — and put them behind bars. In “Whoever Fights Monsters”, Ressler—the inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher’s hit TV show Mindhunter—shows how […]

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

Mindhunter

Synopsis of Mindhunter Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals. In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most […]

55

55

Synopsis of 55 One a scorching day in Western Australia, a man named Gabriel stumbles into the remote police station in Wilbrook. He is badly injured, covered in dust and dried blood. He has fought his way through the surrounding wilderness to escape a man named Heath. Heath drugged Gabriel, took him to a cabin […]

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 […]

Case for Three Detectives

Case for Three Detectives

Synopsis of Case for Three Detectives Possibly the most unusual mystery ever written. A murder is committed, behind closed doors, in bizarre circumstances. Three amateur detectives take the case: Lord Simon Plimsoll, Monsieur Amer Picon, and Monsignor Smith (in whom discerning readers will note likeness to some familiar literary figures). Each arrives at his own […]

Body Count

Body Count

Synopsis of Body Count To catch a killer, you have to think like one. FBI Agent Sophie Anderson has been trained to delve into the minds of society’s worst criminals, to catch them before they kill again. Newly relocated from Australia, Sophie is settling into her new job at Quantico and quickly making a name […]

The Calling of the Grave

The Calling of the Grave

Synopsis of The Calling of the Grave At first glance it could have been anything – a stone, a knotted root – until you looked more closely. Thrusting out of the wet earth, its bones visible through rags of flesh, was a decomposing hand…’ It was eight years ago that they found the body buried […]

Haunted Ground

Haunted Ground

Synopsis of Haunted Ground When farmers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog make a grisly discovery—the perfectly preserved head of a young woman with long red hair—Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin must use cutting-edge techniques to preserve ancient evidence. Because the bog’s watery, acidic environment prevents decay, it’s difficult to […]

The Reunion

The Reunion

Synopsis of The Reunion Sabine is twenty-four years old and has just returned to work following a nervous breakdown. Unsurprisingly, life in the office has changed since she left, and Sabine is now the brunt of her colleagues’ cruel jokes, as well as the main topic of office gossip. It soon becomes clear, however, that […]

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

Synopsis of Before I Go To Sleep “As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . .” Memories define us. So what if you lost […]

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Synopsis of Sharp Objects When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family’s mansion, reacquainting herself with her […]

The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict

Synopsis of The Brass Verdict Defence lawyer Mickey Haller has had some problems, but now he’s put all that behind him and is ready to resume his career. Then another lawyer, Vincent, dies, and Haller gets an unexpected windfall: he inherits all Vincent’s clients, putting his stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not […]