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One Good Turn
Two years after the events of Case Histories left him a retired millionaire, Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional girlfriend and former c <more...>lient, to Edinburgh for its famous summer arts festival. But when he witnesses a man being brutally attacked in a traffic jam, the apparent victim of an extreme case of road rage, a chain of events is set in motion that will pull the wife of an unscrupulous real estate tycoon, a timid but successful crime novelist, and a hardheaded female police detective into Jackson's orbit. Suddenly out of retirement, Jackson is once again in the midst of several mysteries that intersect in one giant and sinister scheme.
Sidney Archer thinks she has the perfect life, until her husband is killed in a plane crash. But is that what really happened? Sidney begins a despera <more...>te search for the truth, a truth which rests with one man, a man to whom lives are dispensable in his desire for total control.
John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting <more...> legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth. Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.
No Time For Goodbye
The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find hers <more...>elf alone. Her family, mother, father, and brother, had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.
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As former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell investigate a murder at an exclusive scientific retreat, they find themselves in a race <more...> against time to stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.
The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries #3)
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit, almost, as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't alway <more...>s turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it. Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man's library. The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client's female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he's got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer, before he's booked for Murder One.
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries #4)
Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr doesn't generally get philosophical about his criminal career. He's good at it, it's addictively exciting, and i <more...>t pays a whole lot better than pushing old tomes. He steals therefore he is, period. He might well ponder, however, the deeper meaning of events at the luxurious Chelsea brownstone of Herb and Wanda Colcannon, which is apparently burgled three times on the night Bernie breaks in: once before his visit and once after. Fortunately he still manages to lift some fair jewelry and an extremely valuable coin. Unfortunately burglar or burglars number three leave Herb unconscious and Wanda dead... and the cops think Rhodenbarr dunnit. There's no time to get all existential about it, especially after the coin vanishes and the fence fencing it meets with a most severe end. But Bernie is going to have to do some deep thinking to find a way out of this homicidal conundrum.
The Burglar in The Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries #8)
Bernie Rhodenbarr, burglar extraordinaire and bookseller ordinaire, has left New York City to spend a wintry weekend at a cozy New England inn famed f <more...>or its rare books. And there is no book rarer than the one tucked away in the Cuttleford House library: a first edition of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, inscribed to Dashiell Hammett. For Bernie, an irresistible treasure is only a light finger away. That's before a dead body turns up in the library... before Bernie's two-timing girlfriend arrives with her new husband... and before a sudden storm leaves everyone snowbound. Then, lo and behold, the book disappears. That's when Bernie decides to make his move. Because for Bernie Rhodenbarr, finding the priceless volume is second only to finding a killer who may be a thief.
The Burglar in The Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries #9)
Gulliver Fairborn's novel, Nobody's Baby, changed Bernie Rhodenbarr's life. And now pretty Alice Cottrell, Fairborn's one-time paramour, wants the boo <more...>kselling, book-loving burglar to break into a room in New York's teeth-achingly charming Paddington Hotel and purloin some of the writer's very personal letters before an unscrupulous agent can sell them. Here's an opportunity to use his unique talents in the service of the revered, famously reclusive author. But when Bernie gets there, the agent is dead... and Bernie's wanted for murder. (He really hates when that happens!)