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By Amanda Quick. 2017
When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel. It's where reporter Irene Glasson… finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool. The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to Oliver Ward, once a world-famous magician, now the owner of the hotel. With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past--always just out of sight--could drag them both under. 2017.
One cold and rainy morning, the body of a gypsy girl is found floating in a canal. Brunetti suspects she… fell off a nearby roof while fleeing an apartment she had robbed--but something about the case continues to haunt him. Sequel to "Suffer the little children", followed by "About face". 2008.
By Christine Feehan. 1999
The stranger silently summoned her from across the continents, across the seas, whispering of eternal torment, endless hunger, and of… dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish. Drawn to the far Carpathian mountains, Shea found the man, and recognized the beloved stranger who'd already become part of her. But was she to be his healer, or his prey? Sequel to "Dark prince". Followed by "Dark gold". 1999. (The Carpathians (Dark) series ; 2)
By Christine Feehan. 1999
Raven Whitney, a telepathic hunter of serial killers, travels to the Carpathian Mountains for a little rest. She hears Mikhail… Dubrinsky's cries of loneliness telepathically and answers, only to find she is his life mate. Dubrinsky, Prince of the Carpathians, enchants Raven, while fending off a group of vampire killers. Followed by "Dark desire" .1999. Carpathians (Dark) series ; 1)
By Donna Leon. 2011
Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti's telefonino rings. A old woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on… Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman, but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing to investigate. But he can't shake the feeling that perhaps the woman was threatened. Sequel to "A question of belief", followed by "Beastly things". 2011.
By Donna Leon. 2009
A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa… Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on. Sequel to "Dressed for death", followed by "Acqua Alta". 2009.
By Donna Leon. 2009
Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery… is made in Marghera. Brunetti searches Venice for someone who can identify the corpse but is met with a wall of silence. He then receives a telephone call from a contact who promises some tantalizing information. And before night is out, Brunetti is confronting yet another appalling, and apparently senseless, death. Sequel to "Death in a strange country", followed by "Death and judgment". 2009.
By Donna Leon. 2004
Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her… miserly employer. With the odds stacked against her from the onset of the investigation when she fled from police, her guilt seems a fait accompli, until a neighbour comes forward to protest the innocence of the accused. Stealthily working his way through the labyrinthine alleys of Venice, death nipping at his heels, Brunetti will have to defy his superiors to vindicate the housekeeper and stop her employer's real killer before he murders again. Sequel to "Uniform justice", followed by "Blood from a stone". 2004.
By Jayne Ann Krentz. 2000
Although their families had feuded for generations, Hannah Harte once helped Rafe Madison avoid jail. Now Hannah's aunt has left… them joint ownership of her home. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2000.
By Maureen Jennings. 2016
1942. Detective Inspector Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town jammed with people sent… there by the war, including Italian PoWs and evacuees. Tyler is busy enough keeping the peace and enforcing wartime regulations, but then a troubled old man goes missing, and his body is soon discovered in a secret hideout supposedly known to very few. Tyler senses that the two evacuee children who found the body are not telling the entire truth, but when he goes to question them further, he learns they have taken off from their foster home. It soon becomes clear that a crime has been committed, and there is no shortage of suspects. Sequel to "No known grave". 2016.
By Ian Rankin. 1999
A call from an old friend brings back memories and more than a little guilt for DI John Rebus. An… old school friend's son has gone missing and Brian Mee would like 'Johnny' to do a little digging on the side to put his wife's mind at rest. The ghost of Jack Morton, friend and colleague, is riding Rebus's dreams, not always helping with his caseload. Strong language. Sequel to "Death is not the end". Followed by "Set in darkness" (DC30184). 1999. (Inspector John Rebus mysteries ; 11)
By William Byron, Bernard Lentéric. 1983
Schooled by his Armenian grandfather, Benedict Sarkissian becomes the best poker player in the world. His ultimate showdown is with… a ruthless, incredibly rich banker, but the stakes are for more than money when Sarkissian falls in love with his opponent's daughter. 1983. Uniform title: La gagne.
By Michael Connelly. 2006
A serial killer makes a deal and confesses to the 1993 murder of Marie Gesto--a case that has haunted detective… Harry Bosch for thirteen years. Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling discover a missed clue from the original crime scene and a possible conspiracy. Bestseller. Sequel to "The closers", followed by "The overlook". 2006.
By W. J Burley. 1973
A local girl is found dead in a quarry on one of the Scilly Isles. A famous pop singer is… suspected - until Superintendent Wycliffe arrives on the scene. Sequel to “Wycliffe and the guilt edged alibi“, followed by “Wycliffe and death in Stanley Street“. 1973.
By Suzanne Enoch. 2006
Samantha Jellicoe is not a thief anymore. She promised her significant other, British billionaire Rick Addison, that she'd retire from… her life of crime. Who'd have thought that doing the right thing would turn out to be more deadly than her former life of crime? When the first client of her new security business is murdered, Sam is determined to find the killer. Now if only she can manage to stay out of jail, resist her former "associate's" lucrative job offers, and keep Rick from sticking his nose into her business, she might just manage to stay alive. 2006.
By Nora Roberts. 2009
In “The Heart of Devin MacKade”, a sheriff becomes involved with divorcée Cassie, his former high school crush. In “The… Fall of Shane MacKade”, a womanizing farmer becomes infatuated with a researcher who investigates the paranormal. Bestseller. 2009. (MacKade brothers)
By Nora Roberts. 1996
Laura Templeton, Kate Powell, and Margo Sullivan are raised as sisters. Laura and her brother Josh are heirs of the… Templeton Hotel family. Kate is an orphaned cousin. Margo, the daughter of the housekeeper, becomes a world-famous model until her dreams are shattered. Prequel to "Holding the dream." 1996.
By Clare Francis. 1993
Harry is presumed dead, missing at sea. At his memorial service Ellen's doubts about her husband take shape. As friends… and colleagues pay their respects, a web of financial and political scandals surface and the Harry Ellen knew and loved turns out to have had several hidden lives. As she struggles to salvage what she can from the tangle of legal and emotional problems, a colleague of Harry's from the Falklands War enters her life and tries to uncover the truth about his death. The more he tries to help, the more the finger of suspicion points in her direction. 1993.
By Marion Chesney. 1983
Reverend Armitage is in need of funds and looks to Deirdre's marriage to Lord Desire to bail him out. Sequel… to "Taming of Annabelle" (DC5843), followed by "Daphne" (DC6159). 1983. (The six sisters ; 3)
By Carola Salisbury. 1975