A rookie FBI agent with a past.
A terrorist who has finally come home.
A conspiracy with unlimited reach…
Quinn Turner is a freshly minted FBI agent who has just joined a field unit run by her mentor. Her first operation goes smoothly…until she spots the #1 face on the FBI’s Most Wanted list from across a room, and nothing will ever be the same.
John Porter is a saboteur of billions in property damage and a killer with a list of victims in the three digits. He’s wanted dead or alive, but you can’t capture what you can’t find—until now, when he resurfaces on American soil after a five-year absence.
For Quinn, what started out as the opportunity of a lifetime quickly spirals into a nightmare. In the aftermath of her clash with Porter, she finds herself on the run from friends and colleagues and accused of crimes that put her right on the list alongside Porter.
To prove her innocence, Quinn will have to find and stop a man who can’t be found, while at the same time eluding the vast resources of the U.S. government. As the noose tightens and the conspiracy around her grows, Quinn Turner will discover that sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don’t…or even knew existed in the first place.
A collection of stories about life and death—and everything in between—from brilliant mystery author Ellis Peters They find Felipe in his coffin—the ebony sarcophagus that he has always kept beside his bed—dressed in an impeccable tuxedo. Even in death, he’s larger than life. The women of London hold a vigil outside his salon, beating their breasts in memory of their dear, departed stylist. But one reporter wonders just how much they really knew about Felipe. Who was this elegant legend, and who was the woman who inspired his famous logo, the perfect pair of lily-white hands that welcomed him into death? “The Lily Hand” is vintage Ellis Peters: a breathtaking story of painful life and beautiful death. In the sixteen stories in this lovely collection, life and death are closer together than they may seem, and there are some mysteries that are better left unsolved.
A widow meets a ghost with an appetite for treasure, liquor, and revenge Zilla Trott is pouring her cat some chamomile tea when the drifter appears in her kitchen. He is grubby and crude—not at all the kind of person you’d usually find in the pleasant town of Lobelia Falls—but something about him intrigues the aging widow. Perhaps it’s his rugged good looks, or the way he seems to come from another time and place. Or perhaps it’s the fact that he’s been dead for nearly a century. When Lobelia Falls was in its rough-and-tumble frontier infancy, Hiram Jellyby was the best mule driver the town had ever seen, until an argument over a hidden cache of gold left him bleeding to death in a back alley. He returns in spectral form to secure a proper burial, and finds that in modern-day Lobelia Falls, no one knows more about turning the soil than Zilla Trott’s gardening buddies—all members of Dittany Monk’s fearless Grub-and-Stake Gardening and Roving Club.
Detective Inspector George Felse investigates a death and a disappearance both linked to mystery whose roots go back to ancient Roman times When archaeologist Alan Morris disappears in Turkey, his great-niece, Charlotte, regrets never having gotten to know him better. In an attempt to better understand him, Charlotte begins reading the books he wrote. One of them leads her to visit the Roman site of Aurae Phiala on the Welsh border—the last place her great-uncle worked before leaving for Turkey. But when Charlotte arrives, she finds more than just a few old stones. . . . First there is a charming young man, coincidentally staying at the same hotel, who is very insistent on being her guide. Then a troublesome schoolboy disappears and a corpse is found. Detective Chief Inspector George Felse is called in to solve a case with origins in ancient Rome. City of Gold and Shadows is the 12th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Journalist Mark Manning’s Midwestern hometown closes ranks against him when his nephew is suspected of murder For Mark Manning, running the local paper in his Wisconsin hometown is a refreshing change from his life as a hard-charging reporter for the Chicago Journal. Together with his partner, architect Neil Waite, he’s settling into scenic, sleepy Dumont, whose inhabitants have welcomed them into their fold. Until Manning’s nephew becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Teenagers Thad Quatrain and Jason Thrush alternated the lead role in the community theatre’s production of Teen Play. Now Jason lies dead in his bedroom, the victim of mushroom poisoning. Amid rumors that Thad threatened to kill Jason, the town begins to turn against him. As a sweltering summer draws to an end, a shocking revelation has tempers seething—and threatening to boil over. A novel about sexual identity, desire, and the lies we tell ourselves, Boy Toy explores the secret passions that war within the human heart. Boy Toy is the fifth book in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning series, which begins with Flight Dreams and Eye Contact.
2016 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery — Shortlisted
Dan Sharp scours Toronto’s seamy underbelly after the murder of a notorious nightspot owner, and finds his own life on the line.
When Yuri Malevski, owner of notorious country-and-western bar The Saddle and Bridle, is found dead in his Parkdale mansion, missing-persons investigator Dan Sharp is reluctant to interfere in what he sees as police business. At first, Malevski’s sleazy lifestyle and shady associates make the murder look like an open-and-shut case, but Dan reconsiders after being approached by a couple who say Malevski was killed by cops over protection money.
When vulnerable people who had frequented the dead man’s bar begin to disappear, Dan feels compelled to jump in feet first. Following a lead, his investigation takes him into the heart of Toronto’s gay community, where he confronts its down-and-outs — transients, drug dealers, and con artists — and soon finds his own life threatened as his search brings him closer to a killer.
Murder is, surprisingly, not all that uncommon on timy Broward's Rock, an idyllic sea island community off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling's popular mystery bookshop, Death on Demand, is where the locals come to discuss the juicy details of each criminal offense--under the watchful gaze of a pampered feline prima donna named Agatha. But now Annie's dear friend (and best customer) Henny Brawley stands accused of murdering a Women's Club volunteer-cum-blackmailer. So Annie rouses her husband Max into action, and together they dive into the shark pool of dotty eccentrics and imperious belles who constitute the island's smart set. Because only there can the Darlings prove hapless Henny innocent--by detemining who among the well-heeled had the dirtiest little secret...and would kill to protect it.
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