THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB PICK THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER
MOTHER... FRIEND... POISONER?
A young mother is accused of attempting to poison her own child. Ellie is secretive and challenging – she's had a troubled life – but does that mean she's capable of murder?
Criminal defence lawyer Sarah Kellerman is tasked with proving Ellie's innocence. But Sarah's desperate pursuit of the truth will draw her – and her five-year-old son – into unimaginable danger...
Unsettling and compulsive, In the Blood is a chilling study of class, motherhood and power from a new star in crime fiction.
'A tense legal thriller set against the pressures of single motherhood, In the Blood is deeply authentic, tightly plotted and beautifully written. I can't wait for the next in the series' HARRIET TYCE.
'I tore through it once I'd started. A fantastic thriller that grips you from the first page and doesn't let go until the explosive finish. Brilliant' JENNY BLACKHURST.
'If you loved Apple Tree Yard, you'll love In the Blood. Totally gripping and compelling' SARAH FLINT.
'This creeping, disquieting story had me guessing until the rollercoaster end' LESLEY THOMSON.
Two detectives go undercover in Venice, Italy, in the New York Times–bestselling series by “the undisputed crime fiction queen” (The Baltimore Sun). A priest recently returned from years of missionary work has made a personal request of Commissario Guido Brunetti—but the police detective suspects the man’s motives. A new, American-style Protestant sect has begun to meet in Venice, and it’s possible the priest is merely apprehensive of the competition. But the preacher could also be fleecing his growing flock, so Brunetti and Inspector Vianello, along with their wives, decide to go undercover. In the midst of the investigation, though, the body of a Gypsy child washes up in a canal—and Brunetti finds himself haunted by both the crime and the girl . . . “No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice or the way favoritism and corruption shape Italian life like Leon’s Brunetti . . . the thoughtful Venetian cop with a love of food, an outspoken wife, and a computer-hacker secretary.” —Time “Gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review
The first four novels of the Thaddeus Lewis Mystery series, with the inimitable Lewis, saddlebag preacher and reluctant sleuth. During the wild era before Confederation, and with the mysterious death of his daughter Sarah hanging over him, he finds himself investigating other troubling deaths and shining a light on darkness in pre-Confederation Canada. And his list of suspects is growing …
“A four-star selection that will be loved by all mystery fans.”
— Suspense Magazine
“Kellough does a fine job of bringing life to the times and to her ministerial hero on horseback.”
— The National Post
Wishful Seeing — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #5 (NEW!)
Thaddeus doesn’t have the purest motives for defending a married woman accused of murder. Enlisting his granddaughter and a wet-behind-the-ears lawyer, he discovers a fraud that threatens the future of the whole county.
The Burying Ground — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #4
Thaddeus reunites with an old friend in less-than-cheerful circumstances to catch a grave robber who is preying on a vagrants’ cemetery and stealing more than bodies. The two soon find themselves entangled in a mystery that stretches back to the typhus epidemic of 1847, and the legacy of a scandal many would prefer left buried.
47 Sorrows — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #3
In 1847 “Black” 100,000 Irish emigrants are fleeing to Canada. When a corpse washes up naked but for a small green ribbon, the mystery exposes a vendetta that began in Ireland.
Sowing Poison — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #2
The wife of a vanished man begins to hold seances for villagers, claiming she can contact the dead. Thaddeus’s ethical objections propel him on a twisted path.
On the Head of a Pin — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #1
With a serial killer loose in Upper Canada, Lewis must track the culprit across a colony convulsed by invasion and fear. His only clues are a Book of Proverbs and a small painted pin left with the victims.
Carter can be bought. He has been working as a mercenary for years and knows that you do not ask too many questions - assuming the price is right. His newest contract brings him to New York, where a wealthy client relies on his professional services.
The job does not seem to be extraordinary; he is one of many. But soon, Carter realizes that it's about more than just the investigation of a bank robbery, which was too much for the police to handle, according to the client. And indeed, the mercenary learns a short time later what it means to follow a really hot trail. Carter chases clues all over New York, encountering gangs, the mafia and much more dangerous situations. The professional gets caught up in a web of deceptions, lies and the greed of unscrupulous people.
He puts his own life at risk – and in the end he has to ask himself if you can really buy morality.
"Carter is not my real name, by the way."
A quirky mystery set in “the treacherous world of academia—seething with manipulation, jealousy, and relentless ambition. A terrific plot.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author of Trust Me A Lefty Award Nominee for Best Humorous Mystery When Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel, he disappears before her very eyes. The English department is thrown into chaos by the news, as Damon is supposed to headline Stonedale University’s upcoming Arts Week. The chancellor makes it clear that he expects Lila to locate the writer and set events back on track immediately. But someone appears to have a different plan: Strange warnings are received, valuable items go missing, and a series of dangerous incidents threaten the lives of Stonedale’s guests. After her beloved mother, who happens to be Damon’s ex, rushes onto campus and into harm’s way, Lila has even more reason to bring the culprit to light before anything—or anyone—else vanishes. This mystery in the Agatha Award–winning series is “tightly plotted with a deliciously memorable cast of characters . . . Kuhn’s smart sense of humor made every page a pleasure” (Marla Cooper, author of the Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries). “Whether Stonedale University English professor Lila is confronting a backstabbing colleague or investigating a murder attempt on a cantankerous bestselling author, readers will root for this enormously likeable heroine.” —Ellen Byron, USA Today–bestselling author of Plantation Shudders
An e-original novella from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance, featuring a sneak peek of the next J. P. Beaumont novel, Proof of Life
Since the disbanding of the Special Homicide Investigation Team, J. P. Beaumont’s biggest concern is pondering whether he and his wife Mel should finally get a dog. But one voicemail from his old friend Ralph Ames is about to change that. Through Ralph, Beau has become involved in an organization called The Last Chance, which enlists a number of retired homicide investigators to tackle long-unsolved cold cases. The one that has just landed on Beau’s plate is a thirty-year-old missing persons case.
The facts are muddy at best; Janice Marie Harrison’s car was found abandoned near a bridge, and scratched in the dirt nearby was the word “sorry.” It’s possible her death was a suicide, but her body was never found. And as Beau begins to investigate, he discovers that no one connected to Janice—not her once-all-star football player widower, Anders; not her long-grieving sister, Estelle; not sheriff Gavin Loper, who was deputy sheriff at the time of Janice’s disappearance; and not Anders’s second wife Betsy—is exactly what they seem. The question is, which of them knows the truth?
And why have they kept it buried?
A Sal Kilkenny Mystery - An abandoned infant on her doorstep is the last thing Manchester private eye Sal Kilkenny needs. Sal's client Libby Hill is trying to put her life back together after the brutal killing of her lover and the conviction of petty criminal Damien Beswick, who confessed to the murder. But now Beswick has retracted his confession - exactly what game is he playing? As Sal investigates, things get up close and personal, and there are further bombshells to come, which threaten everything Sal holds dear.
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