Best of
Mystery

2006

Chiefs


Stuart Woods - 2006
    There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC. With a new foreword by the author, this volume will be a collector's treasure for all fans of Stuart Woods.

Nancy Drew: #1-64


Carolyn Keene - 2006
    Now, for the first time, you can purchase all sixty-four classic Nancy Drew titles in one complete set!#1: The Secret of the Old Clock#2: The Hidden Staircase #3: The Bungalow Mystery #4: The Mystery at Lilac Inn #5: The Secret of Shadow Ranch #6: The Secret of Red Gate Farm #7: The Clue in the Diary #8: Nancy's Mysterious Letter #9: The Sign of the Twisted Candles #10: Password to Larkspur Lane #11: The Clue of the Broken Locket #12: The Message in the Hollow Oak #13: The Mystery of the Ivory Charm #14: The Whispering Statue #15: The Haunted Bridge #16: The Clue of the Tapping Heels #17: Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk #18: Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion #19: The Quest of the Missing Map #20: The Clue in the Jewel Box #21: The Secret in the Old Attic #22: The Clue in the Crumbling Wall #23: Mystery of the Tolling Bell #24: The Clue in the Old Album #25: The Ghost of Blackwood Hall #26: The Clue of the Leaning Chimney #27: The Secret of the Wooden Lady #28: The Clue of the Black Keys #29: Mystery at the Ski Jump #30: The Clue of the Velvet Mask #31: The Ringmaster's Secret #32: The Scarlet Slipper Mystery #33: The Witch Tree Symbol #34: The Hidden Window Mystery #35: The Haunted Showboat #36: The Secret of the Golden Pavilion #37: The Clue in the Old Stagecoach #38: The Mystery of the Fire Dragon #39: The Clue of the Dancing Puppet #40: The Moonstone Castle Mystery #41: The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes #42: The Phantom of Pine Hill #43: The Mystery of the 99 Steps #44: The Clue in the Crossword Cipher #45: The Spider Sapphire Mystery #46: The Invisible Intruder #47: The Mysterious Mannequin #48: The Crooked Banister #49: The Secret of Mirror Bay #50: The Double Jinx Mystery #51: Mystery of the Glowing Eye #52: The Secret of the Forgotten City #53: The Sky Phantom #54: The Strange Message in the Parchment #55: Mystery of Crocodile Island #56: The Thirteenth Pearl #57: The Triple Hoax #58: The Flying Saucer Mystery #59: The Secret in the Old Lace #60: The Greek Symbol Mystery #61: The Swami's Ring #62: The Kachina Doll Mystery #63: The Twin Dilemma #64: Captive Witness

Haunted in Death


J.D. Robb - 2006
    The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted?and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number Twelve a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory. With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.

The Stephanie Plum Novels


Janet Evanovich - 2006
    Three Stephanie Plum stories in one terrific set! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes the Janet Evanovich Boxed Set #1, containing one copy each of the Stephanie Plum Novels Three to Get Deadly, Four to Score, and High Five.

The Stephanie Plum Novels #2


Janet Evanovich - 2006
    Three Stephanie Plum stories in one terrific set! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes the Janet Evanovich Boxed Set #2, containing one copy each of the Stephanie Plum Novels Hot Six, Seven Up, and Hard Eight.

The St. Paul Conspiracy


Roger Stelljes - 2006
    Paul awakens to find that a serial killer terrorizing the blue-collar working women of University Avenue has struck for the fifth time. The citizens of St. Paul are on edge.For thirty-two-year-old fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael McKenzie "Mac" McRyan, his day was going to be less stressful. Not working the serial killer case, his day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone tells him his day is about to change. A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone."Your day just got worse," Mac tells his captain.The victim is Claire Daniels, the Twin Cities' most prominent political and investigative reporter.With the Daniels murder on top of the latest serial killer attack, the political and media pressure on the St. Paul Police Department only builds and places Mac in the middle of a dangerous and high-stakes murder investigation that will ultimately have national political and security implications.The fans of John Sandford, David Baldacci and Vince Flynn will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota.

Rumble on the Bayou


Jana Deleon - 2006
    On heroin. Now she has some big-shot city slicker from the DEA trying to take over her turf. And Agent Richard Starke is everything she'd feared-brash, demanding and way too handsome for his own good. Or hers. The folks of Gator Bait, Louisiana, may know everything about each other, but they're sure not going to share it with an outsider. Richard wouldn't be able to catch a catfish, much less a drug smuggler, without Dorie's help. But some secrets-and some desires-are buried so deep that bringing them to the surface will take a major...Rumble On The Bayou.

Triptych


Karin Slaughter - 2006
    Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread—and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.But another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways—someone who may be the key to breaking the case wide open...

On the Jellicoe Road


Melina Marchetta - 2006
    I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs—the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor's only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother—who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.

Shadow Man


Cody McFadyen - 2006
    She was one of the best until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead but her life was shattered forever. Now Smoky dreams about picking up her weapon again. She dreams about placing the cold steel between her lips and pulling the trigger one last time. Because for a woman who's lost everything, what is there left to lose? She's about to find out.In all her years at the Bureau, Smoky has never encountered anyone like him: a new and fascinating kind of monster, a twisted genius who defies profilers' attempts to understand him. And he's issued Smoky a direct challenge, coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.The killer videotaped his latest crime, an act of horror that left a child motherless, then sent a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett. The message is enough to shock Smoky back to work, back to her FBI team. And that child awakens something in Smoky she thought was gone forever.Suddenly the stakes are raised. The game has changed. For as this deranged monster embarks on an unspeakable spree of perversion and murder, Smoky is coming alive again and she's about to face her greatest fears as a cop, a woman, a mother—and a merciless killer's next victim.From the Hardcover edition.

Bump in the Night


J.D. Robb - 2006
    Here they present stories of ethereal circumstances, magical romance, and otherworldly suspense. Beginning with an all-new tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb--and featuring lieutenant-of-the-future Eve Dallas--this collection will take you on a breathtaking journey through the passion of the heart and its power to transcend the everyday...Including:Haunted In Death by J.D. RobbPoppy's Coin by Mary BlayneyThe Passenger by Ruth Rayn LanganMellow Lemon Yellow by Mary Kay McComas

Hardy Boys Complete Series Set Books 1-66


Franklin W. Dixon - 2006
     The Hardy Boys have been America's favorite detective duo for over 75 years. Now, for the first time, you can purchase all sixty-six classic Hardy Boys titles in one complete set! #1: The Tower Treasure #2: The House on the Cliff #3: The Secret of the Old Mill #4: The Missing Chums #5: Hunting for Hidden Gold #6: The Shore Road Mystery #7: The Secret of the Caves #8: The Mystery of Cabin Island #9: The Great Airport Mystery #10: What Happened at Midnight #11: While the Clock Ticked #12: Footprints Under the Window #13: The Mark on the Door #14: The Hidden Harbor Mystery #15: The Sinister Signpost #16: A Figure in Hiding #17: The Secret Warning #18: The Twisted Claw #19: The Disappearing Floor #20: Mystery of the Flying Express #21: The Clue of the Broken Blade #22: The Flickering Torch Mystery #23: The Melted Coins #24: The Short-Wave Mystery #25: The Secret Panel #26: The Phantom Freighter #27: The Secret of Skull Mountain #28: The Sign of the Crooked Arrow #29: The Secret of the Lost Tunnel #30: The Wailing Siren Mystery #31: The Secret of Wildcat Swamp #32: The Crisscross Shadow #33: The Yellow Feather Mystery #34: The Hooded Hawk Mystery #35: The Clue in the Embers #36: The Secret of Pirates' Hill #37: The Ghost at Skeleton Rock #38: Mystery at Devil's Paw #39: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #40: Mystery of the Desert Giant #41: The Clue of the Screeching Owl #42: The Viking Symbol Mystery #43: The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior #44: The Haunted Fort #45: The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge #46: The Secret Agent on Flight 101 #47: Mystery of the Whale Tattoo #48: The Arctic Patrol Mystery #49: The Bombay Boomerang #50: Danger on Vampire Trail #51: The Masked Monkey #52: The Shattered Helmet #53: The Clue of the Hissing Serpent #54: The Mysterious Caravan #55: The Witchmaster's Key #56: The Jungle Pyramid #57: The Firebird Rocket #58: The Sting of the Scorpion #59: Night of the Werewolf #60: Mystery of the Samurai Sword #61: The Pentagon Spy #62: The Apeman's Secret #63: The Mummy Case #64: Mystery of Smuggler's Cove #65: The Stone Idol #66: The Vanishing Thieves

Deal Breaker / Drop Shot


Harlan Coben - 2006
    But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend--a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead-- the deal starts to turn sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail, as he tries to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret, and a man's lies. He'll soon learn, however, that while image and talent may make you rich, the truth can get you killed. In Drop Shot, tennis has been very good to Myron--he's representing two of the hottest young players in the game: Valerie Simpson, a star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback, and Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament. But then Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open--and Duane becomes the prime suspect. Now, with a dirty U.S. Senator, a jealous mother, and the mob all drawn into the case, Myron's got a whole new match to win!

The Chemistry of Death


Simon Beckett - 2006
    Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign from her killer decorating her body. In one horrifying instant, the quiet summer countryside that had been David’s refuge has turned malevolent—and suddenly there is no place to hide.The village of Manham is tight-knit, far from the beaten path. As a newcomer, Dr. Hunter is immediately a suspect. Once an expert in analyzing human remains, he reluctantly joins the police investigation—and when another woman disappears, it soon becomes personal. Because this time she is someone David knows, someone who has managed to penetrate the icy barrier around his heart. With a killer’s bizarre and twisted methods screaming out to him, with a brooding countryside beset with suspicion, David can feel the darkness gathering around him. For as the clock ticks down on a young woman’s life, David must follow a macabre trail of clues—all the way to its final, horrifying conclusion.

True Evil


Greg Iles - 2006
    Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, has never seen his new patient Alex Morse before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to Dr. Shepards office on a mission to catch a killer. This New York Times bestseller is available in a tall Premium Edition.

Detective Camp


Ron Roy - 2006
    The kids are following the planned clues when they stumble upon a real crime. This exciting extension to the A to Z Mysteries chapter book series features favorite characters, a longer plot, alphabet clues, and a 26-letter message hidden in the art.“I will be so sad when I have read Z, and there will be no more Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose.”—Jack P.“I think if you’re not that busy, you could do every letter again.”—Abigail D. With the publication of The Zombie Zone in April 2005, the A to Z Mysteries series was complete. But, A to Z fans, no need to fear . . . the A to Z Mysteries Super Editions are here! The fans wanted more, and they’re getting it—more adventure, more illustrations, more Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose—all in a book nearly double the length of standard A to Z Mysteries. The alphabet may be finished, but A to Z fun keeps on coming!From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Alienist


Caleb Carr - 2006
    This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere.The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over.Fast-paced and riveting, infused with historical detail, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It is an age in which questioning society’s belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and fatal consequences.

The Lost Get-Back Boogie


James Lee Burke - 2006
    Now the war vet and blues singer is headed to Montana, where he hopes to live clean working on a ranch owned by the father of his prison pal, Buddy Riordan. In prison, Iry tinkered with a song -- "The Lost Get-Back Boogie" -- that never came out quite right. Now, the Riordan family's problems hand him a new kind of trouble, with some tragic consequences. And Iry must get the tune right at last, or pay a fateful price.

The Survivors Club


Lisa Gardner - 2006
    In this masterful new novel, the killer may very well be the one you sympathize with the most... THE FIRST RULE IS NEVER BLAME THE VICTIM.They survived what no woman should ever have to endure. Now these three women have the means, the opportunity, and the perfect motive. Are they trying to get away with murder--or is someone trying to make sure that this time they don't get away at all? The Survivors Club... that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call it. They won't consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They faced the blazing headlines and helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. And now that Eddie Como, the College Hill rapist, has been murdered, shot down outside a packed courthouse moments before his trial was about to begin, all three women are openly ecstatic that he's dead. They are also the prime suspects in his murder. Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. But he has never seen a case quite like this one. No one doubts that the murder of Eddie Como was a professional job, especially when the gunman is killed only blocks away from the shooting.But questions taunt Griffin: Who ordered the deaths of Eddie Como and his killer? Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? Had someone in the Survivors Club become a killer? Griffin seeks the truth--and finds himself confronted with the leader of the Survivors Club. Jillian Hayes is beautiful, successful, cool as ice, and she harbors a pain that mirrors Griffin's own. Did the horror of what happened to her push her over the thin and desperate line that separates survival and revenge? And if it did, could he blame her--or anyone in the Survivors Club? Then another woman is brutally attacked.Suddenly, with the city on the ragged edge of panic, gripped in a media and political firestorm of controversy, cover-up, and conspiracy, the hunt is on for a ruthless and cunning killer. For Griffin, this may well be the case that shatters his career. For Jillian, the harrowing nightmare is beginning all over again. Someone is out there. Someone who wants to finish what was started. Someone who wants to make sure that no one survives the Survivors Club.

Murder at the Vicarage


Agatha Christie - 2006
    With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.

Copycat


Erica Spindler - 2006
    No witnesses, no evidence left behind. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts 'the perfect crimes.' The case nearly destroyed homicide detective Kitt Lundgren's career - because she let the killer get away.Now the Sleeping Angel Killer is back.But Kitt notices something different about this new rash of killings - a tiny variation that suggests a copycat killer may be re-creating the original 'perfect crimes.' Then the unthinkable happens. The Sleeping Angel Killer himself approaches Kitt with a bizarre offer - he will help her catch his copycat.Kitt must decide whether to place her trust in a murderer - or risk falling victim to a fiend who has taken the art of the perfect murder to horrific new heights.

Dead Center


Danielle Girard - 2006
    Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband.When Natasha Devlin turns up dead, Jamie wants nothing to do with the investigation. As a seasoned inspector in the sex crimes department, Jamie is facing her own terrifying case—female officers are being brutalized by a stranger leaving no clues. The Rookie Club is under attack, possibly by one of their own. Now, Jamie must confront her past and solve the murder of her ex-husband's lover before she becomes the killer's ultimate prize.

The Color of Law


Mark Gimenez - 2006
    Former college football star Scott Fenney has worked his way to the top of the heap at the Dallas firm of Ford Stevens. But when Clark McCall, wayward son of a Texas politician, gets himself murdered after a night of booze, drugs, and rough sex, Scott is assigned to defend the prime suspect, a heroin-addicted hooker named Shawanda Jones. The powers that be want her convicted—and Scott’s future at the firm may depend on it. But unfortunately for Scott, Shwanada claims she’s innocent, and he believes her.

Inside the Shadow City


Kirsten Miller - 2006
    A million rats, delinquent Girl Scouts out for revenge, and a secret city below the streets of Manhattan combine in this remarkable novel about a darker side of New York City you have only just begun to know about…

A to Z Mysteries: Books A-Z [Complete Set]


Ron Roy - 2006
    Rex, The Unwilling Umpire, The Vampire's Vacation, The White Wolf, The X'ed-Out X-Ray, The Yellow Yacht, and The Zombie Zone.

The Diamond of Drury Lane


Julia Golding - 2006
    She lives in the Theater Royal on Drury Lane, a place filled with dramatic characters, theatrical spectacles, and now, a secret treasure--which Cat has been asked to protect. Her new friend Pedro, a former slave and gifted violinist, is eager to help, and so is the theater prompter, Jonathan, who is hiding secrets of his own. But when the ruthless gang leader Billy Shepherd learns about the treasure, Cat thinks she's going to lose it for sure. She still doesn't know what the treasure is, so how can she keep it safe from Billy and his gang? Follow Cat into the streets of London, as she faces danger and adventure, racing to be the first to discover the diamond of Drury Lane!

The Club


Mandasue Heller - 2006
    But Zenith comes with a top class reputation and a location other clubs would kill for, so she reckons she's more than up for it.Until she starts to realize that the dangers aren't just from other club.s Beneath the glamour of the VIP lounge and the pumping music, sleaze and corruption are starting to creep in, and it'll take everything Jenna has to stop the rot.

Peril at King's Creek: A Felicity Mystery


Elizabeth McDavid Jones - 2006
    But soon Felicity hears news that British soldiers are burning Patriot farms and raiding their animals. Could the British threaten King's Creek…and Penny?

No Time for Goodbye


Linwood Barclay - 2006
    No note, no trace, no return. Ever. Now, twenty-five years later, she'll learn the devastating truthSometimes better not to know. . . Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family. But the story of her old family isn't over. A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous gifts, someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And no one's innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time Cynthia discovers her killer's shocking identity, it will again be too late . . . even for goodbye.

The Christopher Killer


Alane Ferguson - 2006
    But she never expects her first case to involve the death of a friend! Rachel Geller, a beautiful young waitress, is found strangled in a field with a Christopher medal around her neck—clearly marking her as the fourth victim of a serial killer. Cameryn is determined to help find Rachel’s killer, and attending the autopsy gives her the first clue. But as she follows her instincts and gets closer to the killer, Cameryn suddenly finds herself on the verge of becoming his fifth victim!

Shock Point


April Henry - 2006
    Before she can report him, Rick commits Cassie to Peaceful Cove, a boot camp for troubled teens in Mexico. Cassie knows she has to get out now, before more teens die. But no one has ever escaped from Peaceful Cove alive, and even if Cassie gets over the walls and survives the Mexican desert, will anyone believe her story?

The Two Minute Rule


Robert Crais - 2006
    Requiem unleashes his most powerful novel to date--a brilliantly plotted tale about justice, love, and the sins of a father and son.

Judge & Jury


James Patterson - 2006
    Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around the stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror number 11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss. The judge is terrified of the defendant. The case quickly becomes the new Trial of the Century. Mafia don Dominic Cavello, known as the Electrician, is linked to hundreds of gruesome, unspeakable crimes. Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante has been tracking him for years. He knows Cavello's power reaches far beyond the courtroom but the FBI's evidence against the ruthless killer is ironclad. Conviction is sure thing. So is the jury. As the jury is about to reach a verdict, the Electrician makes one devastating move that no one could have predicted. The entire nation is reeling, and Andie's world is shattered. For her, the hunt for the Electrician becomes personal, and she and Pellisante come together in an unbreakable bond: they exact justice - at any cost. The verdict: Run for your life.

The Rabbit Factory


Marshall Karp - 2006
    Welcome to Familyland, an offshoot of Lamaar Studios. Once a small, Southern California animation house, it has grown into an entertainment conglomerate encompassing movies, television, music, video games, and a sprawling theme park. When an actor portraying Familyland's beloved mascot, Rambunctious Rabbit, is brutally murdered on park grounds, Lamaar executives are worried that the idyllic image of '50s America represented in Familyland will be shattered. They ask Mike Lomax and his partner Terry Biggs, the LAPD detectives assigned to solve the case, to keep the circumstances surrounding the death of their mascot quiet. When a second Lamaar employee is killed, Lomax and Biggs uncover a conspiracy to destroy Familyland and settle an unknown vendetta. Still under pressure to keep the case away from the public eye, the detectives are met with a third murder – and an outrageous demand: Anyone who associates with Lamaar – employees, customers, anyone – will be killed. Bringing a fresh duo of cops to the thriller set, The Rabbit Factory is both suspenseful and satiric; a taut mystery wrapped in sharp, comedic prose.

The Master Falconer


C.J. Box - 2006
    But when a man from the East brings trouble for Nate Romanowski and his friend Joe Pickett, a little frontier-style justice may be just what’s called for. An exciting new addition to the series that People hails for “combining harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humor, and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to have a life all its own.”

Eleventh Hour / Blindside / Blowout


Catherine Coulter - 2006
    Then Nicola "Nick" Jones, a homeless woman and the only witness to the shooting, is scared out of her mind because she is trying to hide from her own monsters—who are drawing closer and closer.Blindside:When six-year-old Sam Kettering is kidnapped and then manages to save himself, Savich and Sherlock join his father—former FBI agent Miles Kettering—to determine why Sam would be abducted and brought to eastern Tennessee. Though the local sheriff, Katie Benedict, catches up with Sam before the kidnappers do, the case isn’t over—not by a long shot.Blowout:A long weekend in the Poconos is cut short when Sherlock and Savich are helicoptered back to Washington to lead the investigation into the brutal murder of a Supreme Court Justice. Savich allows Callie Markham, an investigative reporter for the Washington Post, to partner with local Metro Police liaison Ben Raven, since she’s got the inside track—she’s the stepdaughter of the murdered justice.

The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery


Sarah Masters Buckey - 2006
    Also aboard the ship is a world-famous archaeologist and the legendary sapphire he is carrying to a London museum. When his priceless jewel disappears, Samantha realizes that every one of the first-class passengers is a suspect--and one of them must be the thief!

Horse's Arse


Charlie Owen - 2006
    As only they could, the Police used it as a penal posting. Worst amongst the residents of Handstead were the Tree Top Mafia, a gang of violent thugs who terrorised their neighbourhood, the town and surrounding districts. They, and the officers doomed to serve at Handstead wrestled constantly for dominance. True stoics, the police officers resolved to make a difference in a town they called Horses Arse. Each group recognised something of themselves in the other. Not quite mutual respect, but something. This is the story of some of those Police officers; The Brothers, Psycho, Bovril, Pizza and others, a group of hooligans in uniform and their journey through manic excess, despair and finally some form of salvation. Police officers like these used to exist but their like have passed on. Only accounts like this one serve to remind us that once upon a time, police officers just got on with policing.

Dead Paradise: L.A. Dead / Cold Paradise


Stuart Woods - 2006
    But nothing compares to what he finds in the sunny climes of California and Florida...L.A. Dead-When a celebrity murder threatens his former flame Arrington Calder, Stone must plumb the depths of film society to find the killer-before a court trial rips away his last chance at a life he once desperately wanted...Cold Paradise-In the dead of a New York City winter, Stone gets paid a small fortune to track down a Palm Beach femme fatale. But her true identity unearths a part of Stone's past-and a crafty killer...

The Full Series


Janet Evanovich - 2006
    Full of fun! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes the Full Series #1 boxed set, containing one copy each of Full House, Full Tilt, and Full Speed.

Hazardous Duty


Christy Barritt - 2006
    Claire dropped out of school and started her own crime scene cleaning business. Now, when a routine cleaning job leads her to a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong man is in jail. With the help of her new and attractively single neighbor, Riley Thomas, Gabby plays the detective to make sure the right man is put behind bars.

Every Reasonable Doubt


Pamela Samuels Young - 2006
    Every Reasonable Doubt by Pamela Samuels-Young released on Jan 31, 2006 is available now for purchase.

Exorcism - Encounters with the Paranormal and the Occult


Jose Francisco C. Syquia - 2006
    Jose Francisco C. Syquia# Do ghosts exist?# Are there haunted houses?# How about spirits of the glass, mediums and séances?# Are mangkukulams really powerful?# Can fortune-tellers really see into the future?# Do anting-antings and agimats really work?# Do tikbalangs and manananggals exist?# Does the Catholic Church still perform exorcisms?Warning: You won't be able to put down this book. Because Fr. Jocis Syquia an official exorcist of the Catholic Church will take you into the hidden, dark world of demons and how they intersect our daily world.Speaking from personal experience of haunted houses, demon possession, ghosts, and true-to-life, scientifically unexplainable paranormal activity, Fr. Jocis will also show you the incomparable power of God over spirits.Included in this gripping book of stories is the Exorcism Rite the main weapon of the Catholic Church against demonic assaults, a concise manual of prayers for deliverance, as well as a handbook for dealing with infested locales.This book will change the way you view the world.In the end, Fr. Jocis' mind-blowing stories will not make you fear the devil as much as they will make you love God more.-- Bo Sanchez Catholic Lay Preacher and Bestselling Author

The Abduction


Gordon Korman - 2006
    There's no way for Aiden to stop it from happening. He's the only witness to his sister's disappearance.Why has Meg been kidnapped? Is it for ransom? As a vendetta against Meg and Aiden's parents? Or is there an even bigger conspiracy at work?While Meg fends off her kidnappers and plans an escape, Aiden must team up with the FBI to try to find her--tracking down clues only a brother could recognize.Gordon Korman offers another edge-of-your-seat action/adventure in a return to the trilogy format that sold more than 1 million copies of Island, Everest, and Dive.

Killer Dreams


Iris Johansen - 2006
    Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation’s top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her ten-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror–the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye.Someone is watching. He’s a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn’t forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he’d shattered Sophie’s world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn’t over for Sophie Dunston. It’s just begun. He’s been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he’ll make sure that not even a miracle will save her.It wasn’t a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against–and that she’ll need help. But the man he’s chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card–hard, cool, merciless–and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage?Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he’s on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he’s got planned for Sophie won’t end when she wakes up screaming. It won’t end. Ever.From the Hardcover edition.

Violet Dawn


Brandilyn Collins - 2006
    She jerked her leg away. What was that? She rose to a sitting position, groped around with her left hand. Fine wisps wound themselves around her fingers. Hair? She yanked backward, but the tendrils clung. Something solid bumped her wrist. Paige gasped. With one frantic motion she shook her arm free, grabbed the side of the hot tub, and heaved herself out. Paige Williams slips into her hot tub in the blackness of night—and finds herself face to face with death. Alone, terrified, fleeing a dark past, Paige must make an unthinkable choice. In Violet Dawn, hurtling events and richly drawn characters collide in a breathless story of murder, the need to belong, and faith’s first glimmer. One woman’s secrets unleash an entire town’s pursuit, and the truth proves as elusive as the killer in their midst.

Playing With Fire


Emily Blake - 2006
    Two sides. A whole town caught in between. In this soap-opera series, the twists keep coming--and no secrets are safe.Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals.Twisted Friendships.Sweet Revenge. Her mother's in jail. Her best friend betrayed her. Who can Alison trust? Backstabber Kelly has the world at her feet. Who will she step on next? Sweet, handsome Chad seems like the perfect boyfriend...so what is he hiding? Tough-as-nails Zoey is out for revenge. Is she more vulnerable than she thinks? Loyal friend. Bitter rival. Which is the real Tom? Let the drama begin...

The Thirteenth Tale


Diane Setterfield - 2006
    The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission. As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves. The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.

The Innocent


Harlan Coben - 2006
    Now, nine years later, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia’s phone to shatter Matt’s life a second time….An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.

The Vampire Files, Volume 2


P.N. Elrod - 2006
    In the wake of my resurrection as a member of the bloodsucking undead, I chose to put my investigative reporting talents to good use as a PI in Chicago; I've got my work cut out for me.Mingling with society's artsy crowd isn't my favorite pastime, but someone's got to navigate their way through the world of big money and bigger egos to find the killer of a young talent who deserved more than to be laid out on a canvas.My snooping has gotten me in occasional trouble with both sides of the law, so I'm used to cops and mobsters using me for target practice. But my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I'm not sure what scares me more: the price on my head, or the darkness gnawing at my gut.And if that desire isn't bad enough, there's the hot-blooded daughter of a client who has big eyes for yours truly--and a jealous boyfriend.

Girl, Missing


Sophie McKenzie - 2006
    How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her?

Mary And Carol Higgins Clark Christmas Collection: " The Christmas Thief " , " Deck The Halls " , " He Sees You When Your Sleeping "


Mary Higgins Clark - 2006
    Used book in good condition, above image is a rerpresentative one

Sharp Objects


Gillian Flynn - 2006
    For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10: 0307341550 (ISBN 13: 9780307341556)

Mick Abruzzo's Story


Nancy Martin - 2006
    At a troubling crossroads in his life, Mick is offered a contract by one of his father's emissaries, but before committing a terrible crime he sets out on his own kind of investigation, into the murder of a promising research doctor at the hands of his drug dealer.Mick's search sends him through mansions on the Main Line as well as into dangerous neighborhoods of South Philly, and on this journey he encounters many of the quirky characters that author Nancy Martin is best known for.

Deal Breaker


Harlan Coben - 2006
    So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret, and a man's lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction Myron Bolitar a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.

Smoky Mountain Tracks


Donna Ball - 2006
    She stopped volunteering for Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss, but now she reluctantly returns to active duty-along with a young and inexperienced Golden Retriever named Cisco-to help find a mother and six-year-old girl who have been kidnapped and taken deep into the wilderness. Suspecting there's more to the case than meets the eye, Raine must struggle to overcome her personal demons, turn her search in new directions-and learn to trust Cisco to lead the way.

Every Secret Thing


Emma Cole - 2006
    Paul's and makes a mystifying mention of murder and an oddly familiar comment about her grandmother, Kate Murray is intrigued. But she never gets to hear the rest of Andrew Deacon's tale. Shocked by his unexpected death, she wonders whom this strange, old man is, and what the odd reference to her grandmother could mean. Interest piqued by the story never told, Kate becomes drawn into an investigation, uncovering secrets about the grandmother she thought she knew and a man she never did. Soon she is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious wartime past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace Deacon's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story...and Kate soon realizes that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, and facing death every step of the way, Kate must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past in order to have a future.

Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery


Kathleen Ernst - 2006
    But she never imagined that such tales might be true--until one day a mysterious stranger arrives at her rancho. Set in New Mexico in 1826.

Taken


Barbara Freethy - 2006
    Now, after a miraculous whirlwind courtship with the man of her dreams, she is his wife. But on their wedding night, he vanishes, leaving Kayla with the bitter realization that her desire has made her an easy mark for deception.Nick Granville has an ingrained sense of honor and an intense desire to succeed in building the world’s most challenging high-tech bridges. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless con man, he’s robbed of everything he values, including his identity. With nothing left to lose, he’ll risk any danger to clear his name and reclaim his life.Thrown together by fate, Kayla and Nick embark on a desperate journey toward the truth — to uncover the mysterious motives of an ingenious and seductive stranger who boasts he can’t be caught … and to reveal the shocking secrets of their own shattered pasts.

The Silver Pigs


Lindsey Davis - 2006
    She confesses to him that she is fleeing for her life, and Falco makes the rash decision to rescue her—a decision he will come to regret. For Sosia bears a heavy burden: as heavy as a pile of stolen Imperial ingots, in fact. Matters just get more complicated when Falco meets Helena Justina, a Senator's daughter who is connected to the very same traitors he has sworn to expose. Soon Falco finds himself swept from the perilous back alleys of Ancient Rome to the silver mines of distant Britain—and up against a cabal of traitors with blood on their hands and no compunction whatsoever to do away with a snooping plebe like Falco….The Silver Pigs is Lindsey Davis' classic novel which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently inconvenient drive for justice.

The Riddles of Epsilon


Christine Morton-Shaw - 2006
    But then she encounters an eerie presence in an abandoned cottage, and her anger turns to fear when it begins to lead her through a series of creepy riddles. As she slowly unravels the mysteries of Lume, she finds the writings of Sebastian, a boy who lived one hundred years ago and whose life contains unsettling reflections of her own. To her horror, the dangers he unearthed in 1894 now begin to threaten Jess and her family . . . and if Jess does not unlock the riddles in time, she may lose her mother forever.

The Deadliest Denial


Colleen Thompson - 2006
    When her husband, a police officer, is arrested for attempted murder and skips bail, Claire discovers that she had been the intended target and must decide whether to turn him in when he reappears with a seemingly credible story, or run for her life.

The McNally Files


Lawrence Sanders - 2006
    His latest investigation intot he low crimes of high society exposes a secret of his own that he thought was dead and buried... McNally's Luck Playboy/lover/sleuth Archy McNally is back--and the secrets of the filthy rich have never been filthier...What begins with a kidnapped cat leads to ransom and homicide. And if a sensuous psychic makes a believer out of McNally, he'll learn that humans don't have nine lives...but scandals do. McNally's Risk Archy McNally finds himself seduced by the mysterious woman he's been hired to investigate. Her name is Theodosia Johnson. Her past is as provocative as her butterfly tattoo. Her future is as questionable as her smile. But what's really risky is her shocking flirtation with McNally, and with murder...

The Best Revenge/Warning Signs


Stephen White - 2006
    Two gripping, thought-provoking thrillers featuring the psychologist Alan Gregory

Pursuit


Thomas Perry - 2006
    . . . Pursuit is relentless, filled with twists and turns, that rare page-turner that keeps one reading late into the night to finish.”–The Boston GlobeThirteen bodies are found in a Louisville restaurant. When the police can find no suspect or motive, a victim’s family seeks the services of the enigmatic and solitary specialist Roy Prescott, known for his ability to find people who don’t want to be found. Working outside the law and willing to do what the police can’t, Prescott hunts the killer, an elusive adversary who is as smart, as methodical, as deadly as he is. The only way to conduct this pursuit is to goad the killer into believing that he must kill Roy Prescott. It is a contest fought from one end of the country to the other, and both men understand that when it’s over, only one of them will be alive.From the Paperback edition.

The Abominable Snowman / Journey Under the Sea / Space and Beyond / The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4)


R.A. Montgomery - 2006
    Readers travel up and down the Himalayan Mountains and across the continent of Africa, as well as a few more fantastic places. This Choose Your Own Adventure collection is shrink-wrapped in a purple box featuring full-size artwork from titles 1 and 3. Ages 7-12.Includes the following titles: #1: The Abominable Snowman #2: Journey Under the Sea #3: Space and Beyond #4: The Lost Jewels of Nabooti

Mini Mysteries 2: 20 More Tricky Tales to Untangle


Rick Walton - 2006
    Along with Marie and her best friend, Noelle, girls must figure out which clues in the story will help solve the mystery and which ones are red herrings--"those false leads that can send a reader in the wrong direction. A repeating cast of characters and real-life girl situations allow readers to connect with the stories they're reading. Once the reader solves a mystery, she can tear open a case folder in the back of the book to check her answer.

In a Heartbeat


Rita Herron - 2006
    . .With that brief, terrifying phone call, Lisa Langley's nightmare began again. Four years ago she was the sole survivor of the Grave Digger, a madman who buried his victims alive. Now a copycat killer is on the loose and she's the only chance Special Agent Brad Booker has of stopping this twisted psycho before more women -- including Lisa -- die.Hard-edged and always in control, Booker has never forgiven himself for failing to save Lisa from falling victim to the first Grave Digger. Whatever it takes, this time he's not going to let her down. Because almost losing Lisa is not something he can live through twice . . .

The Mournful Teddy


John J. Lamb - 2006
    But even here, stuff happens... The day is here-and Brad Lyon is helping his wife put the finishing touches on her best bears, just in time for the Shenandoah Valley Teddy Bear Extravaganza. The event will draw fur-ball fanatics from near and far to buy, sell, or simply ogle the bears. But the main event will be the showing of the Mourning Bear, made to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic-and worth a hefty $150,000. Then a local also meets a watery grave-and Brad Lyon spots the body floating in the Shenandoah. Old habits die hard, so Brad starts investigating like a homicide cop and finds the deceased might have had a connection to the Mourning Bear. But the local law would prefer that Brad keep his mouth sewn shut...

Crime Files: Four-Minute Forensic Mysteries: Shadow Of Doubt


Jeremy Brown - 2006
    CSI Wes Burton is back with his cast of quirky but loveable characters, including pathologist Dr. Crown, CSI technician Mike Trellis, Detectives Radley and Gibson, and Ed, the search-and-rescue border collie. Crime scenes include a man who may have spontaneously combusted, a claim of mistaken dog identity, and a room full of scorpions that may or may not be deadly. Burton and his crew use science to prove that drinking too much water can be deadly, that the DNA of an onion can prove murder, and that the smell of

Call After Midnight & Under The Knife


Tess Gerritsen - 2006
    Call After Midnight & Under The Knife by Tess Gerritsen released on Apr 25, 2006 is available now for purchase.

The Silver Cord / In Memorium


Paul McCusker - 2006
    But she isn't at peace, and her panicked words compel Father Gilbert to seek out a total stranger in a bizarre race against time. It's a case of life and death, but whose life and whose death can't be known until the final minutes. As the second episode, "In Memoriam," opens, memories abound in the wake of Clare Gilbert's illness. Old photographs. A mysterious girl. Clandestine meetings. An old flame returns. And soon Father Gilbert is haunted by the specters of his family's past and secrets that cannot be contained any longer. Father Gilbert investigates but does not know that this time the investigation will lead him to the darkest parts of his own heart.

Last Chance


Norah McClintock - 2006
    But she agrees to spend her summer working at an animal shelter anyway. (It's a long story.) Robyn soon discovers that many juvenile offenders also volunteer at the shelter—including Nick D'Angelo, a boy from Robyn's past. A boy she hoped to never see again. Nick has a talent for getting into trouble, but after his latest arrest, Robyn suspects that he just might be innocent. And she sets out to prove it...

Murder Must Advertise


Dorothy L. Sayers - 2006
    Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatization by Alistair Beaton.When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, no one seems to mind. That is, until Lord Peter joins the firm incognito as Dean's replacement and starts asking questions which lead him into a network of blackmailers, drug pushers, and one of the most deadly plots of crime fiction. However, before the crimes can be solved and the truth revealed, five more people must die...01/06 Death Comes To Pym's PublicityThe posh sleuth is undercover to probe an advertising copywriter's murder.02/06 Singular Spotlessness Of A Lethal WeaponAs Lord Wimsey probes the death of a copywriter, someone gets a pasting meant for him.03/06 Unsentimental Masquerade Of A HarlequinSuspects abound in Lord Peter Wimsey's investigation into the death of an advertising copywriter.04/06 Inexcusable Invasion Of A Ducal EntertainmentYet another disguise for Lord Peter Wimsey in his undercover investigation. A new disguise for the posh sleuth as he probes an advertising copywriter's death.05/06 Sudden Decease Of A Man In Dress ClothesAnother death mars Lord Peter Wimsey's investigation into the death of a copywriter.06/06 Appropriate Exit Of An Unskilled MurdererLord Peter Wimsey's investigation into the death of a copywriter concludes.

Idaho Code


Joan Opyr - 2006
    Especially when murder and homophobia are stalking the streets. For Wilhelmina “Bil” Hardy, trapped in the coils of her eccentric family and off-the-wall friends, neither the course of true love nor amateur sleuthing runs smooth. Mistaken identity, misunderstandings, and mysteries galore take Bil to places she’s never dreamed of visiting.Idaho Code is a funny book about love, family, and the freedom you can find in a state that values individuality more than common sense.Joan Opyr’s hobbies are politics, politics, and politics, though, for the sake of variation, she has been known occasionally to dance the polka.

Last Whisper


Carlene Thompson - 2006
    Standing above Anne's shattered body, a gun aimed right at the terrified little girl, was Brooke's stepfather, Zachary Tavell. Luck saved Brooke that night, and in the years since, she's managed to build a good life in Charleston, West Virginia, secure in the knowledge that Zach is behind bars. Until the night another woman is murdered--a woman who looks just like Brooke. Zach Tavell has escaped from prison, and this time, Brooke will need much more than luck to survive.As the police search for Tavell, Brooke is shaken by a string of gruesome deaths and disturbing messages linked to her mother's murder. Everyone she has ever cared about is in danger. And soon it's clear that the nightmare that began fifteen years ago won't be over until Brooke comes face to face with a monstrous evil that's closer, and more cunning, than she ever imagined..."Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story."--Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall "Intriguing…brims with madness and creepy thrills."--RT BOOKclub Magazine on Share No Secrets

Vows of Silence: An Anthology


Debra Webb - 2006
    Vows Of Silence by Debra Webb released on Mar 14, 2006 is available now for purchase.

Seventy Times Seven


Brandt Dodson - 2006
    Lester Cheek had everything a man could want. A beautiful home, thriving b

Unreasonable Risk


Karen E. Hall - 2006
    Nearly everything inside the fence is either flammable or explosive-and somebody is trying to blow it up. Hannah's friend and mentor has already died, and though she knows it's sabotage, she can't prove it. With the help of photojournalist Noel Keller, Hannah uncovers suspect after suspect as the stakes mount for the refinery, its neighborhood and the entire city. Determined to avenge her friend's death, Hannah works to identify the saboteur before he decides: WHO WILL BE THE NEXT TO DIE? Combining elements of mystery, thriller and romantic suspense, UNREASONABLE RISK will keep readers awake long into the night, and make them think hard the next time they drive past an industrial facility. Are they safe? Really?

More Things Impossible


Edward D. Hoch - 2006
    Sam Hawthorne, a New England country doctor in the first half of the twentieth century, was constantly faced by murders in locked rooms, impossible disappearances, and other so-called "miracle crimes." More Things Impossible contains fifteen of Dr. Sam's extraordinary cases solved between 1927 and 1931, including Impossible murder in a house that whispersPoisoning by a gargoyle on the courthouse roofThe case of the Devil in the windmillThe houseboat that resembles the Mary CelesteThe affair of the vanishing GypsiesStabbing in the locked cockpit of a plane in midairA ghostly pirate in a lighthouseAnd eight other ingenious riddlesEdward D. Hoch, is a legend of ingenuity in the world of mystery writing. Author of more than 800 short stories, winner of the Edgar Award, former President of the Mystery Writers of America, and contributor to every issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine since 1973, Hoch is one of the great mystery writers of our time.

Monk: The Official Episode Guide


Terry J. Erdmann - 2006
    Fans have come to enjoy the antics and erstwhile efforts of obsessive-compulsive Adrian Monk, who was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department until the tragic murder of his wife pushed him to the brink of a breakdown. This authorized guide covers the first four extraordinary seasons and is complete with a foreword from the show's creator, Andy Breckman, as well as an afterword from the show's star.Authors Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block were granted exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes secrets, and total access to the scripts and sets to bring a comprehensive look at one of today's most brilliant defective detectives.This is the ultimate book for fans of "Monk"!

A Lovely Murder Down South


Paul Johnson - 2006
    Paul Johnson author of the brutal street classic blood money returns to breath life into urban lit.with his new masterpiece a lovely murder down south, This is a real heart wrenching bloody tale of three young ladies coming of age amongst the hustlers, strippers, lesbians, sexual predators and even a serial killer.

The Further Investigations of Joanne Kilbourn


Gail Bowen - 2006
    In A Colder Kind of Death, a prisoner is shot to death in the exercise yard of a Saskatchewan penitentiary, and Joanne becomes a suspect when his wife is found strangled; in A Killing Spring, the School of Journalism where Joanne teaches becomes a world of deceit and fear when one of its teachers is found dead in a seedy rooming house; and in Verdict in Blood, Joanne is asked to help solve the case of a tough judge who is found battered to death in a park.

The Weird Writings of Robert E. Howard: Volume 1


Robert E. Howard - 2006
    Howard’s writings from the original run of WEIRD TALES Magazine. All the stories & illustrations. All the verse. Plus letters to the editor. Scanned right from the original pulp pages. No editing. No reset text.Interior Artists: Doak = Hugh Rankin using a different style Joseph Doolin H. R. Hammond Wyatt Nelson G. O. Olnick Hugh Rankin Curtis C. Senf Jayem Wilcox "Introduction" by Neil and Leigh Mechem "Spear and Fang" "In the Forest of Villefère" "Wolfshead" "The Lost Race" "The Song of the Bats" (poem) Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. May 1927, "Your last three issues . . ." "The Ride of the Falume" (poem) "The Riders of Babylon" (poem) "The Dream Snake" "The Hyena" "Remembrance" (poem) "Sea Curse" Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. April 1928, "Mr. Lovecraft’s latest story . . ." "The Gates of Nineveh" (poem) "Red Shadows" (Soloman Kane) "The Harp of Alfred" (poem) "Easter Island" (poem) "Skulls in the Stars" (Soloman Kane) "Crete" (poem) "Moon Mockery" (poem) "Rattle of Bones" (Soloman Kane) "Forbidden Magic" (poem) "The Shadow Kingdom" (King Kull) "The Moor Ghost" (poem) "The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune" (King Kull)"Skull-Face" (Part 1 of 3)Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. October 1929, "I have just been reading . . ." "Skull-Face" (Part 2 of 3) "Skull-Face" (Part 3 of 3) "Dead Man's Hate" (poem) "The Fearsome Touch of Death" "A Song out of Midian" (poem) Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. March 1930, "Thirsty Blades is fine . . ." "Shadows on the Road" (poem) "The Moon of Skulls" (Part 1 of 2) (Soloman Kane) "The Moon of Skulls" (Part 2 of 2) (Soloman Kane)"The Hills of the Dead" (Soloman Kane) "Black Chant Imperial" (poem) "Kings of the Night" (Bran Mak Morn & King Kull) "The Song of a Mad Minstrel" (poem) "The Children of the Night" Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. December 1930, "I was particularly fascinated . . ." "The Footfalls Within" (Soloman Kane) "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth" "The Black Stone" "The Dark Man" (Bran Mak Morn) "The Thing on the Roof" "The Last Day" (poem) Letter to WEIRD TALES, ca. February 1932, "Congratulations on the appearance . . ." "The Horror from the Mound" "Wings in the Night" (Soloman Kane) "Arkham" (poem) "An Open Window" (poem) "Worms of the Earth"(Bran Mak Morn)"The Phoenix on the Sword" (Conan) "The Scarlet Citadel"(Conan) "The Tower of the Elephant"(Conan) "Autumn" (poem) "Moonlight on a Skull" (poem) "Black Colossus"(Conan) "The Man on the Ground" "The Slithering Shadow"(Conan) "The Pool of the Black One" (Conan) "Old Garfield's Heart" "Rogues in the House" (Conan) "The Valley of the Worm" "Shadows in the Moonlight"(Conan) "Queen of the Black Coast"(Conan) "The Haunter of the Ring"

The Gathering Storm


Barbara Warren - 2006
    Stephanie, suspicious of her father’s motives declines her father’s invitation.After his departure, Stephanie discovers the diamond necklace she borrowed from her aunt is missing. Racing through a raging thunderstorm, Stephanie drives to the lodge to reclaim the stolen item.But when she arrives, Stephanie finds her father dead, her aunt’s diamond necklace gone and a pair of handcuffs fitted just for her. Stephanie’s claims of innocence fail to sway the local sheriff, who produces several pieces of evidence linking her to the murder. With a shaky alibi and a vindictive stepmother, Stephanie turns to a lodge employee for help. But will Brad Wilson’s assistance lead Stephanie to the real killer or prove to be her undoing? Like a gathering storm on a warm summer evening, Stephanie’s world darkens until she’s forced to turn to the one true source of knowledge. But what she learns about her father, family and her own inner demons is more horrifying than the lies she’s come to believe. The truth can set you free. It can also kill you.

Free Fall


John Francome - 2006
    a fun read' - Horse & Hound Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled so he's devised a brilliant new scam which, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. But first it's guaranteed to make him rich.Pat's girlfriend Zoe is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey. A talented rider, she has a chance of becoming champion apprentice, if she's not side tracked by the disasters of her sister Harriet's unhappy marriage...Along the crumbling cliffs in Somerset a man walks his dog. Every day Andy Burns - Pat's partner-in-crime, Harriet's tortured husband - wrestles with the demons that haunt his life. But Andy would be better off keeping his thoughts on the ground - it's a long way down to the beach below.

The 8th Journal


Nicole Parris - 2006
    Reeling from the discovery that she is adopted and that her birthmother is the author of the best-selling adventure series of which she is also a huge fan, Holly now finds the onus of writing the last book in the series falling upon her inexperienced shoulders. Charged with what appears to be an impossible task, Holly journeys to the home of her eccentric aunt in the West Village, where she must deal with a trail of past murders, the 'Henry Curse, ' and the increasingly relentless harassment of the media. "The cast of secondary characters are a colorful delight, the pace never flags, and readers will find the ending of this rollicking adventure cum tender coming of age story more than satisfying" Ellen Tanner Marsh

Murder, Mayhem, and a Fine Man


Claudia Mair Burney - 2006
    What's a girl to do when a cult madman is on the loose? Save the day, of course, and maybe snag a good man.

The Alpine Mysteries Omnibus: The Alpine Advocate / The Alpine Betrayal / The Alpine Christmas


Mary Daheim - 2006
    And when she inherits half a million dollars from an ex-boyfriend, she is able to do just that. She buys The Alpine Advocate, local paper of the sleepy town of Alpine, Washington. Unfortunately, there’s not much to write about in a small town. But then the murders start, and Emma finds that not only does she have front-page stories to write, she also has killers to uncover!In this volume, the first three Alpine Advocate novels are included in their entirety. Whether you’re already a fan of Emma Lord and the residents of Alpine, or this is your first visit to the Cascade Mountains, you’ll love the quirky characters, surprising plot twists, and fast-paced writing that exemplify this series. Welcome to Alpine!In The Alpine Advocate, family drama reaches a fever pitch when rich old Neeny Doukas’ handsome grandson Mark Doukas is found murdered. Evidence suggests that Mark’s brother Chris, the black sheep of the Dooukas clan, may be to blame, but suddenly everyone in the family is acting suspicious. Emma and her trusted assistant Vida, who knows everyone in Alpine and is related to most of them, are on the case! Next in The Alpine Betrayal, Dani Marsh, who left Alpine years ago to become a Hollywood movie star, returns home to shoot her latest movie. Soon after her arrival, her ex-husband Cody Graf goes berserk with an axe, and is later found dead on a deserted back road. Emma covers the story for the local paper, but she and her friend Milo, the local sheriff, don’t think they’re getting the whole story. Why does everyone in town seem to hate Dani? Did Cody Graff really overdose, or was he murdered? Emma is determined to find out!Finally there’s The Alpine Christmas. Winter in Alpine is picturesque, with deep snow, Christmas trees, frozen lakes, and carolers. But the beauty is tarnished when a woman’s severed leg is found in the lake, and another woman’s dead body turns up in the forest. Emma Lord is joined on the case by her brother Ben, an irreverent priest visiting from Arizona. Can they find the killer before more women wind up dead?

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Volume One


Arthur Conan Doyle - 2006
    Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these adventures, part of the unique fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels featuring the world-famous sleuth.

Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown


Agatha Christie - 2006
    In addition to these crime stories, Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown collects all twenty-eight of Christie's supernatural suspense tales, displaying her full range as an author.Contents:Dressmaker's doll / Last Séance / Witness for the prosecution / Red signal / Fourth man / S.O.S. / Where there's a will / Mystery of the blue jar / Sing a song os sixpence / Mystery of the Spanish shawl / Philomel Cottage / Accident / Listerdale mystery / Girl in the train / Manhood of Edward Robinson / Jane in search of a job / Fruitful Sunday / Golden ball / Rajah's emerald / Swan song / Hound of death / Gipsy / Lamp / Srange case of Sir Arthur Carmichael / Call of wings / Magnolia blossom / Next to a dog / Three blind mice.

Blackwater Secrets


Gwen Hunter - 2006
    Never return to her hard-fisted father in the land of her birth, and the veiled mysteries, the memories of violence and murder. Over thirty years ago Helena Deveraux and her infant son died, the secret of their violent deaths buried by the powerful Old Man Deveraux. Their deaths were never investigated, explained or solved.Now, however, her father is dying, and so is Gen’s marriage to wealthy financier Barry Stone. Cast adrift from the life she has built in New York City, hounded by the paparazzi, Gen breaks a lifelong vow and flies back to the South, deep in the bayou country of Southern Louisiana. Back into the fading power of the Old Man Deveraux, back to the unanswered questions, back to her past.Waiting for Gen is her sister Lily and her beloved niece and nephew, her old nanny, Della, her dying father, the old mystery, and Starnes Templar, the teenage love she left behind when she ran away to the big city and a new way of life. Now, Geneva must confront the riddles of her youth, the questions of her own identity, and the yawning chasm that is her future.

Atlas of Mind, Body and Spirit


Paul Hougham - 2006
    The in-depth coverage is both accessible and authoritative. In large full-color diagrams and photographs, we see how organs, nerves, bones, and muscles connect with the meridian lines and chakras used in ancient therapies, and come to understand how the principles of alternative medicine relate to the discoveries of science. By gathering together for the first time the wisdom of acupuncture, yoga, kabbalah, and shamanism with the practices of conventional medicine, osteopathy, and the Alexander Technique, the atlas gives a vivid overall picture of everything we know today about the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.

Lost Among the Angels


Alice Duncan - 2006
    How better than by working for a down-on-his luck PI in 1926 Hollywood?

Carved in Bone


Jefferson Bass - 2006
    The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences.Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt—and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary.With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Stinger


Diana R. Chambers - 2006
    When a shipment of Stinger missiles disappears, a CIA officer becomes entangled in an unusual triangle with a journalist and her former lover, now an elusive mujahideen chief. These characters lead us into a world of danger, a world of spy versus spy, where hidden agendas provide their own kind of veil. until the truth is revealed in a shocking climax. From the last battlefield of the Cold War to the tribal no-man's land of the War on Terror, Stinger sets the stage for the profound events playing out today in Central Asia.

The Golden Vulture / Crime, Insured


Maxwell Grant - 2006
    Gibson and Lester Dent (writing as "Maxwell Grant"), and artists George Rozen and Edd Cartier.The first volume of this new series reproduces both original covers by George Rozen, plus all of the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier. This book also includes new historical background articles by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray (who collaborated posthumously with Dent on Seven new Doc Savage novels previously published by Bantam).

Company Man


Joseph Finder - 2006
    But that was before the layoffs.When a faceless stalker menaces his family, Nick, a single father of two since the recent death of his wife, finds that the gated community they live in is no protection at all. He decides to take action, a tragedy ensues - and immediately his life spirals out of control.At work, Nick begins to uncover a conspiracy against him, involving some of his closest colleagues. He doesn't know who he can trust - including the brilliant, troubled new woman in his life.Meanwhile, his actions are being probed by a homicide detective named Audrey Rhimes, a relentless investigator with a strong sense of morality - and her own, very personal reason for pursuing Nick Conover.With everything he cares about in the balance, Nick discovers strengths he never knew he had. His enemies don't realize how hard he'll fight to save his company. And nobody knows how far he'll go to protect his family.Mesmerizing and psychologically astute, Company Man is Joseph Finder's most compelling and original novel yet.

PaleoJoe's Dinosaur Detective Club #1: The Disappearance of Dinosaur Sue (Paleojoe's Dinosaur Detective Club)


Joseph P. Kchodl - 2006
    Fantastic real life dinosaur adventures that every boy and girl will love.Kids will devour these dinosaur CSI stories while learning cool facts about their favorite dinosaurs and paleontology.Written by a real paleontologist, PaleoJoe, with gifted writer Wendy Caszatt-Allen, the Dinosaur Detective Club series is capturing the imagination of children around the country.

Cover Up


John Francome - 2006
    When his two-year-old colt Goldeneye takes the July Stakes at Newmarket in some style, it seems he can lift Rob's failing business out of the mire. But there's a tragedy waiting round the corner...Rob’s head girl Ivana, a horse-mad beauty from the Czech Republic, would also revel in Goldeneye’s triumph except for the terrifying reappearance of her sadistic ex-lover Milos. She’s run a long way to escape from him - but it looks like she hasn’t run far enough...