Subject Index - Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers
This is list of all the Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
A - C, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers: Titles A-C
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- 2nd Chance, by James Patterson.
In this, the second volume in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series, the members of the club track down a vicious serial killer.
- 3rd Degree – A Novel, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross.
The third book in the Women's Murder Club series, this explosive thriller follows Detective Lindsay Boxer as she tracks down a group of terrorists who are threatening San Francisco.
- 4:50 From Paddington, by Agatha Christie.
Staring from her train window, Elspeth McGillicuddy witnesses a murder in a passing train. But no one believes her. That is, except for her friend, Miss Jane Marple. It is going to take all of Miss Marple's mental acuity, and the help of the young Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to get to the truth behind what Mrs. McGillicuddy saw!
- 4th of July, By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
In the fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series Lt. Lindsay Boxer hunts for savage killers whose method resembles an unsolved case from her early career while also defending police brutality charges.
- 3rd Degree – A Novel, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross.
The third book in the Women's Murder Club series, this explosive thriller follows Detective Lindsay Boxer as she tracks down a group of terrorists who are threatening San Francisco.
- The 5th Horseman, By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
The fifth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. Yuki Castellano asists Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer in the investigation of a series of mysterious hospital deaths.
- 7th Heaven, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
In this installment of the Women's Murder Club series, the women are faced with discovering the truth behind the disappearance of Michael Campion, a teenager with heart problems, as well as dealing with a terrifying spate of deadly arson attacks and murders.
- The 8th Confession, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
The 8th Confession takes the four women that we have come to love into three separate cases. Each case has at least one murder, one many killings. Two of our friends fall in love. Both the murders and the loves are far from simple affairs and are suffused with problems.
- The 9th Judgment, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
With two elusive criminals on the loose, Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop them before they continue their spree. But before they can break either case, the Lipstick Killer changes his act and demands a ransom--not for a single victim, but for all of San Francisco.
- 10th Anniversary, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found.
- 11th Hour, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals.
- The 13 Problems, by Agatha Christie.
Miss Marple puts her deductive skills to use in thirteen of her most fiendish cases in this short story collection from the reigning matriarch of mystery.
- 15 Seconds, by Andrew Gross.
In a matter of seconds Henry Steadman life is turned upside down when he is accused of a murder he did not commit. Hunted by the police, and the real killer, is there anyway that Henry can regain his life?
- 61 Hours: A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child.
A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation between one brave woman and the assassin being paid to kill her.
- 77 Shadow Street, by Dean Koontz.
Every 38 years, for a couple of days, there is rumbling under the building at 77 Shadow Street. When it stops, people are found to have disappeared or are found dead... What is happening at 77 Shadow Street?
- Absolute Friends, by John Le Carre.
A masterful tale in which two ex-cold war spies are hired by a mysterious billionaire to counter the propaganda dispensed by the United States concerning the war in Iraq.
- Account Settled, by John Russell Fearn.
When atomic bomb designer Rajek Quinton is thrown down a mineshaft and killed, it falls upon Detective Clark of the C.I.D. to track down his killer. That is, assuming, of course, that Quinton is indeed dead, for nothing can be known for certain in this gripping mystery.
- Act of War, by Dale Brown.
When terrorists use a nuclear device to destroy an oil refinery in Houston, and then vow additional attacks, it falls to Major Richter and Task Force TALON to track them down.
- The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, by Agatha Christie.
A collection of six Christmas-themed short mystery stories. Five feature indomitable Belgium detective, Hercule Poirot and one Miss Jane Marple.
- The Affair: A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child.
This novel takes us back to 1997, when Reacher was an elite military cop - with a nearly unsolvable crime to solve.
- Air Battle Force, by Dale Brown
Patrick McLanahan and his team of techno-geeks, working at a secret military base in Nevada, have created a robotic warplane. Although not yet tested, they are called to use it in battle as the US and Russia comes to blows after a coup in Russia.
- Alex Cross's Trial, by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo.
From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial.
- All the Flowers Are Dying, by Lawrence Block.
In this sixteenth Matt Scudder outing, the semi-retired P.I. faces a serial killer that may have chosen Matt and his wife as his next target.
- Alone, by Lisa Gardner.
Police sniper Bobby Dodge kills Catherine Gagnon's husband to save her and her son. Now the dead man's parents are determined to prove that Bobby and Catherine murdered their son.
- The Ambler Warning, by Robert Ludlum.
Hal Ambler has a problem. The former spy has been put into deep storage in the Parrish Island Psychiatric Facility, a warehouse for unbalanced intelligence agents deemed to be a security risk. Being sane, Hal uses his skills to escape from the institute and sets out to discover just who sent him there - and why.
- America, by Stephen Coonts.
When the U.S.S. America, a new, super-stealthy nuclear-powered submarine loaded with six tomahawk missiles topped with electromagnetic bombs, is hijacked, Rear Admiral Jack Grafton is charged with the task of getting the sub back before it can launch it weapons.
- The American Brother, by Manfred Jurgensen.
What happens when the war against global terrorism also destroys individual integrity and personal freedom? This question is answered in this novel, which also laments the manipulation of identity when economic globalisation and international terror are intertwined.
- The Anatomy of Deception, by Lawrence Goldstone.
An atmospheric medical thriller set in 1889 Philadelphia, in which a young doctor attempts to track down a vicious killer, and in the process uncovers medical malfeasance.
- And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.
Ten guests are invited to Indian Island by a mysterious figure who accuses each guest of murder, a crime which each is, in their own way, guilty of. With unrelenting regularity, the guests are murdered, one by one, all by methods outlined in old children's rhyme. This is one of Christie's best mysteries!
- Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown.
The prequel to the Da Vinci Code, this is a fast paced thriller about an ancient brotherhood who has acquired an antimatter bomb, which they plan to explode under Vatican City.
- The Anteater of Death, by Betty Webb.
When a body is found in the anteater's enclosure, Lucy, the zoo's sole anteater is tagged as the prime suspect in the death. However Teddy, Lucy's zookeeper knows that the anteater is innocent and sets out to discover just who really killed Grayson Harrill, and who set up Lucy as the fall guy.
- Are You Afraid of the Dark, by Sidney Sheldon.
When four top scientists at the largest think tank in the world die mysteriously, the widows of two of the victims must find out why before they are killed also.
- The Art of War, by Stephen Coonts.
Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini team-up once again to save the world from utter destruction. This time, the Chinese are the bad guys and they have set into motion a plan to destroy, or at least cripple, the US Navy. They want to do this in order to give themselves time to play technology catch-up and to establish dominance in the South China Sea. Will they succeed in their plan or will Grafton and Carmellini stop them?
- Artists in Crime, by Ngaio Marsh.
Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard faces the task of discovering who killed a beautiful model while she was posing for Agatha Troy, an artist that Alleyn has feelings for.
- Assassin, by Ted Bell.
American diplomats are being murdered, a megalomaniac is playing around with germ warfare, and a group of terrorists are out to destroy the United States. The only man who can stop this escalating spiral of violence is the British born super-spy, Alexander Hawke whose wife was recently murdered minutes after their wedding. Can he deal with his grief and save the world? Only time will tell...
- The Assassin, by Stephen Coonts.
When Owen Winchester is killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb, his billionaire father sets out to finance his own private army whose mission is to take revenge for his son's death. Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini are soon drawn into the plot that could have a devastating impact on the War on Terrorism if it should fail.
- The Associate, by John Grisham.
Kyle McAvoy excelled in law school and his future should have been looking bright, but he had one thing pulling him back. Kyle has a secret, a secret that has fallen into the hands of the wrong people and who are now using it to blackmail him...
- At Bertram's Hotel, by Agatha Christie.
Murder, theft, abduction, and even a train robbery are featured in this fast paced Miss Marple mystery.
- The Atlantic Tunnel, by John Russell Fearn.
A fast paced story about the building of an undersea tunnel connecting Great Britain to Canada. In addition to the numerous dangers that workers expect to face when working under the ocean, the workers on this project face an even more dangerous foe - saboteurs.
- Atlantis, by David Gibbins.
When Jack Howard, a marine archaeologist, discovers clues that point to the location of Atlantis, he soon finds that he is not the only one hunting for the fabled city. Worse, his competitors will do everything in their power to stop him from reaching the city before they do.
- The Attenbury Emeralds, by Jill Paton Walsh.
Once again, Lord Peter Wimsey is asked to help out on a case dealing with the Attenbury Emeralds. This time he must prove that the new Lord Attenbury is the rightful owner of the gems.
- Bad Blood, by John Sandford.
One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell.
- Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen.
When an ex-cop, now relegated to the roach patrol, sets out to discover what happened to the body that goes with the arm in his freezer, hilarity ensues in this quirky mystery.
- The Baghdad Railway Club, by Andrew Martin.
The eighth book in the Jim Stringer, Steam Detective mystery series finds Stringer as a Captain in the army during the dark days of World War One. Wounded on the Western Front he soon finds himself posted to Baghdad, tasked with hunting down a potential traitor, and helping get the Baghdad railway up and running.
- The Bancroft Strategy, by Robert Ludlum.
When master spy Jared Rinehart is kidnaped by a shadowy group in Lebanon, the government agency that he works with disowns him. It falls upon Todd Belknap, his friend and former co-worker to save him.
- Battle Born, by Dale Brown
North and South Korea have been reunified and now they turn their attention toward their mutual enemy, China. As a nuclear confrontation threatens, USAF Brigadier General, Patrick McLanahan leads a special Air Force strike task unit whose mission is to destroy Korea's weapons of mass destruction - before they launch them against China and start World War III.
- The Beach House, by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge.
It was obvious to all that Peter Mullen was beaten to death. So why does everyone say that he drowned? This is a question that Peter's brother Jack is determined to answer, while also seeking out those guilty of the crime!
- The Bear and the Dragon, By Tom Clancy.
Jack Ryan is president, Russia has discovered gold, and China has nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S., so you can expect a to 'read' some action...
- Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell
When ex-mob hitman, turned doctor is interning at a Manhattan hospital, all seems well, at least until a former mob associate turns up as a patient. To protect his new identity in the Witness Protection Program, this unlikely hero will have to make some hard decisions and take some drastic action...
- Beat Until Stiff, by Claire M. Johnson.
Pastry chef Mary Ryan arrives early to work one morning only to step on a laundry bag stuffed with the dead body of one of her employees. The investigation soon exposes all the dirty secrets that the food business would like to keep secret as Mary finds her job, and her life, in ever growing jeopardy.
- Bel-Air Dead, by Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a beautiful woman from his past, in this, the 20th Stone Barrington novel.
- Believing the Lie, by Elizabeth George.
In this, the 17th Inspector Lynley novel, Lynley goes undercover to ferret out the truth concerning the death of Ian Cresswell. Was his death really accidental as the coroner ruled? Or was he murdered as his wealthy uncle, Bernard Fairclough contends?
- The Best of Old Time Radio: Alfred Hitchcock.
This collection was compiled by the Smithsonian Institute and Radio Spirits, and it offers the listener a selection of stories directed by Hitchcock himself, as well as radio adaptations of many of Hitchcock's most famous films.
- The Big Over Easy, by Jasper Fforde.
Detective Inspector Jack Spratt is out to uncover truth surrounding the tragic death of Humpty Dumpty - to complicate matters nearly every character in the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes is on the suspect list.
- Billy Boyle, by James R. Benn.
Billy Boyle has left the Boston Police Force behind to join the army. However, he quickly finds that he enjoys police work better than fighting Nazis. He gets to put his detective skills to use when he is assigned to a General's staff and given the task of tracking down a spy in this World War II mystery.
- The Bishop in the West Wing, by Andrew M. Greeley.
In this Blackie Ryan adventure, Bishop Ryan must relieve the White House of a poltergeist while saving the Presidents from those who want to destroy both the man and his presidency.
- Black Hills, by Nora Roberts.
Lil and Coop both know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But now they must work together to unearth a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts who has singled them out as prey.
- Black House, by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Murder is not the only thing amiss in a small Wisconsin town where everything just seems slightly out of wack. Is something from the Territories, a parallel universe, seeping into our world?
- Black Maria, M. A., by John Russell Fearn.
When Ralph Black is found dead, within the confines of his locked library with his own shotgun at his side, the cops declare his death a suicide. His sister, Maria, does not accept this verdict and sets out to find Ralph's real killers and the reason behind his murder.
- Black Star, by Robert Gandt.
The Chinese have stolen the Black Star technology and now possess a super stealthy fighter jet. As a war rages between Taiwan and mainland China, Naval aviator Brick Maxwell and a band of commandos invade China with one goal in mind - steal back the fighter. If they fail, a new world war might erupt...
- Black Water, by T. Jefferson Parker.
Deputy Archie Wildcraft lies wounded from a near fatal gun shot wound in the head. His wife lays a few feet away, killed by a bullet fired by the same gun used to shoot Wildcraft. The gun belongs to the deputy, and it just happens to be found in his hand when police come to investigate the shootings. Was this a murder / suicide that failed, or was something much more sinister going on?
- Blackwater Sound, by James W. Hall.
An action-packed story about a family driven over the edge by the tragic death of the family's eldest son.
- Blind Alley, by Iris Johansen.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and detective Joe Quinn must stop a serial killer who is butchering women who look like the headstrong 17-year-old they have adopted.
- The Blind Assassin, By Margaret Atwood.
Two books for the price of one - a science fiction story about blind assassins and sacrificial virgins, and the fictionalized autobiography of Iris Chase Griffen that chronicles her attempts to see through the mysteries surrounding her sister's death.
- The Blind Side, by Patricia Wentworth.
Ross Craddock is dead, some would say deserving so as he was not a very nice man. Nice or not, it is Inspector Lamb's job to find his killer. This is something easier said then done, because such a large number of people had the motive and the opportunity to murder Craddock!
- Blood Alone, by James R. Benn.
The third installment of the Billy Boyle World War II mystery series finds Billy suffering from amnesia. Despite not really knowing what is going on, Billy is determined to carry out his mission to broker a truce between various Mafia factions and the Allied forces that are invading Sicily.
- The Blood-Dimmed Tide, by Rennie Airth.
The discovery of a young girl's mutilated corpse near his home in rural England, brings former Inspector John Madden out of retirement. Soon he finds himself chasing a killer whose horrific crime could have implications far afield in a Europe threatened by the rise of Hitler.
- Blood Game, by Iris Johansen.
Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move… and who has a special affinity for blood.
- Blood of the Reich, by William Dietrich.
When a wealthy American is called upon by his country to travel to Tibet to find out what a team of Nazis is doing there, he goes, and discovers that they are searching for the lost city of Shambhala. His next job - to stop them from finding it - no matter the cost...
- Blood Relatives, by Ed McBain.
This 87th Precinct mystery finds Detective Steve Carella tracking down a psychopathic killer.
- Blue-Eyed Devil, by Robert B. Parker.
The new chief is Amos Callico, a tall, fat man in a derby hat, wearing a star on his vest and a big pearl-handled Colt inside his coat. An ambitious man with his eye on the governorship—and perhaps the presidency—he wants Cole and Hitch on his side. But they can't be bought, which upsets him mightily...
- Blue Shoes and Happiness, by Alexander Mccall Smith.
In the seventh installment of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Mma Ramotswe and her friends are back to solve more mysteries in their serene community in Botswana.
- The Blue Zone, by Andrew Gross.
Kate Raab happy life is shattered when the FBI arrests her father for money laundering, and her family disappears into the witness protection program - without Kate. Now, Kate must unravel her father's secrets, and the darkness of his past. What she learns will change her life forever.
- The Body in the Library, by Agatha Christie.
A young woman has been strangled. Her body is found on the floor of Colonel Bantry's library, but nobody knows who the girl is - or who killed her. That is, except for Miss Marple, who has an idea of who the killer is. To verify her thesis, she sets a trap to catch the killer...
- A Body to Die For, by Kate White.
This is the sequel to If Looks Could Kill, and it follows Bailey Weggins, reporter and amateur detective, as she tries to track a murderer who is terrorizing the patrons of a posh spa resort.
- Bone Rattler, by Eliot Pattison.
Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and seeming suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. Duncan is ordered to assemble evidence to hold another prisoner accountable for the deaths - or face punishment that will mean his own death.
- The Book of Fate, by Brad Meltzer.
When a supposedly dead man turns up very much alive, Wes Holloway sets out to uncover the truth in this story that is immersed in Masonic lore and historical mysteries that hold secrets that 'certain people' would do anything in their power to keep from coming to light.
- Boomerang, by Sydney J. Bounds.
When the annoying George Bullard is murdered, no one at the Porthcove Studios Holiday Hotel is overly concerned. That is until another guest turns up dead! It falls upon the most unlikely of detectives to get to the bottom of this dastardly crime spree - Miss Isabel Eaton, lady detective extraordinaire.
- The Bourne Betrayal, by Eric Van Lustbader.
The second book in Van Lustbader's Jason Bourne series, finds the rouge agent hot on the trail of a band of terrorists who are bent upon using a nuclear weapon against America. Can he stop them, before they stop him?
- The Bourne Objective, by Eric Van Lustbader.
Facing down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne's impaired memory, in particular the murder of a young woman on Bali who entrusted him with a strangely engraved ring-an artifact of such powerful significance that people have killed to obtain it. Now he's determined to find the ring's owner and purpose.
- The Bourne Sanction, by Eric Van Lustbader.
In this, the sixth novel in the Jason Bourne series, Bourne finds himself hunting down the leader of a diabolical terrorist group. At the same time he also finds himself the hunted, being tracked down and targeted for murder by both members of the National Security Agency and the terrorist group known as the Black Legion.
- The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly.
When a fellow lawyer is murdered, Mickey Haller inherits his law practice - and his clients, only to discover that the lawyer's murder might be related to one of the cases that has now fallen into Haller's lap. To get to the truth, Haller hires Detective Harry Bosch to help him solve the lawyer's murder.
- Break No Bones, by Kathy Reichs.
In this, the ninth book in the Temperance Brennan series, we find Tempe up to her hips in corpses as she leads an archaeological field school on a barrier island off the coast of Charleston, SC. While she expected to find primitive remains there - she never expected that her team of students would begin to uncover the recently murdered.
- Breathless, by Dean Koontz.
Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, as the lives of strangers converge around a mystery unfolding high in the Colorado mountains...
- Breed, by Chase Novak.
Be careful what you wish for, you might get it, is the hallmark of this fast paced horror novel...
- The Broker, by John Grisham.
Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker, receives a pardon from the outgoing President after spending 6 years in prison. But instead of settling into his a new life, he must try to survive a sinister plot to kill him by the CIA.
- A Burial at Sea, by Charles Finch.
This Victorian murder mystery finds Charles Lenox aboard the HMS Lucy en route to Egypt on a diplomatic mission. When one the ship's officer is found brutally murdered, Lenox is asked to take his detective's skills out of retirement and find the killer...
- Buried Prey, by John Sandford.
In 1985, two girls disappeared, now, their bodies have been discovered and Lucas Davenport, who was on the original missing person case, now has a chance to set the story straight about what really happened to the girls.
- Buried Secrets, by Joseph Finder.
Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick Heller's help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped and she'll die is Nick doesn't get to her in time...
- The Burma Legacy, by Geoffrey Archer.
MI6 agent Sam Packer has been tasked with stopping Peregrine Harrison, an ex-POW turned cult leader, from killing Tetsuo Kamata, his former captor. To save Kamata, Packer must wade through the jungles of Burma and the skeletons that haunt both his own and Harrison's past.
- By Order of the President, by W.E.B. Griffin.
Major Castillo has been ordered, by the President of the United States, to do an internal review of America's intelligence community. What starts out as a simple review soon turns into a high action hunt to find a highjacked aircraft before it can be used as a guided missile.
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs, by Agatha Christie.
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are not as young as they use to be, but they haven't lost their knack for uncovering the odd mystery, nor their ability to uncover the truth. Follow them, cautiously, as this is one of the 'darkest' of Christie's mysteries.
- The Camel Club, by David Baldacci. (Large Print)
The Camel Club, a four-man group of Washington, D.C. misfits, uncover a conspiracy that may lead to nuclear disaster.
- The Camel Club, by David Baldacci. (Audio)
When four eccentric men who study conspiracy theories stumble upon an all too real conspiracy they must race to reveal the truth before the world is plunged into a nuclear war.
- Careless in Red, by Elizabeth George.
Tramping through Cromwell, trying to come to terms with the murder of his wife and unborn child, Detective Thomas Lynley is forced all too quickly to return to his old life when he stumbles across the body of a murdered man. Tagged as a possible suspect, Lynley must find the real killer in order to clear his own name.
- The Case of the Missing Servant, by Tarquin Hall.
With his team of undercover operatives - Puri ingeniously combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago - to find a missing servant and to save a man injustly accused of murder.
- A Case of Two Cities, by Qiu Xiaolong.
In this Inspector Chen mystery, Chen travels to America to track down Xing, a corrupt businessman, but if he succeeds his career may be ended by equally corrupt party officials who don't want their dealings with Xing to become public knowledge.
- The Cassandra Compact, by Robert Ludlum and Philip Shelby.
Someone has stolen samples of the Smallpox virus from a Russian lab. Can Jon Smith, a member of the ultra secret Covert-One operational force, thwart the efforts of the thieves before they unleash this deadly virus on an unsuspecting population?
- The Cater Street Hangman, by Anne Perry.
In this, the first Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Charlotte Ellison, an opinionated but respectable Victorian spinster, helps the police track down a serial killer.
- The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling.
What secrets lie beneath the surface of the tiny town of Pagford? When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly, the ensuing war for his council seat dredges up many of the secrets that the residents though were long buried...
- A Certain Justice
, by P. D. James.
This is the tenth novel by James that features the lovable, quiet, and reserved Police Detective, Commander Dalgliesh. In this case, Dalgliesh is called in to investigate the brutal murder of the brilliant, but hated, criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge.
- A Change of Heir, by Michael Innes.
George Gadberry, 'resting actor', packs his bags and heads for obscurity when the Tax Inspector beckons. Then he receives a mysterious invitation and a proposition that could lead to enormous riches...
- Chromosome 6, by Robin Cook.
In this chilling, medical thriller, Cook takes on the ethical issues surrounding organ transplantation. Along the way he willingly risks the lives his main characters, as they race to discover the truths behind a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries.
- Cinnamon Kiss, by Walter Mosley.
Another installment in the Easy Rawlins series. This book finds Rawlins investigating the disappearance of an attorney and his beautiful assistance, Cinnamon. Before he knows it, Rawlins finds the case clouded by dead bodies, Nazis, and the odd assassin.
- City of Bones, by Michael Connelly.
Los Angles Police Department Detective Harry Bosch finds himself trying to solve a murder that took place over twenty-years ago. The only clue he has when he first gets the case is a human bone dug up by a dog. The bone turns out to have been from a ten-year-old boy, and Bosch must find his killer before someone else dies...
- The Cleopatra Syndicate, by Sydney J. Bounds.
The death of Maurice Cole does not garner much notice - that is until it is discovered that the perfume he invented has gone missing. The members of the Industrial Counter Espionage agency soon find themselves on the case, and embroiled in an international conspiracy that could lead to a global Holy War.
- Climate Incorporated, by John Russell Fearn.
After Brook invents a way of controlling the weather, his invention is soon stolen and he and his wife murdered. It falls upon their son to seek revenge for their murder, and to stop the thief from using the invention to hold the world to ransom.
- The Clocks, by Agatha Christie.
A man is found murdered in the home of a blind, retired school teacher, by a stenographer who quickly is fingered as the prime suspect. It takes a police Chief Inspector, a Special Branch investigator, and in indomitable Hercule Poirot to uncover the truth and to solve the mystery surrounding the murder.
- The Closers, by Michael Connelly.
LAPD detective Harry Bosch is back! Now after two years of retirement he is working on cold cases with his former partner Kiz Rider. Their first case is the murder of a school girl with new DNA evidence.
- The Club of Queer Trades, by G. K. Chesterton.
A collection of six interrelated, humorous mysteries that revolve the members of a unique Victorian social club where each member follows a unique profession - that they invented.
- Cold Coffin, by Gwendoline Butler.
As in any large city, Second City has its share of horrific crimes. But even in a large city, sometimes something unexpected turns up - in this case, a pile of infants' skulls. Could they be connected to the recent murder of a midwife and her two daughters? By the end of this chilling novel, Chief Commander John Coffin will know all the answers.
- The Columbus Affair, by Steve Berry.
Disgraced journalist Tom Sagan finds himself blackmailed into hunting for a treasure purportedly hidden by Columbus in Jamaica. At stake - the life of his daughter . . .
- The Complaints, by Ian Rankin.
This is the first book in Rankin's new Inspector Malcolm Fox series. As a member of the Complaints & Conduct department, Fox is a cop that investigates other cops. In this case, Fox is assigned the task of finding the dirt on Jamie Breck, a fellow cop - and in the process falls under suspicion himself.
- The Confession of Brother Haluin, by Ellis Peters.
Thinking he is going to die, Brother Haluin makes his deathbed confession, revealing the horrific sins that he had committed before becoming a monk. When he recovers, he sets out with Cadfael in an attempt to make amends for his sins.
- The Confession, by John Grisham.
A determined lawyer must defend a black student of murdering a missing young girl. Even though her body is never found, he is convicted and sentenced to be executed in a few days.
- The Confessor, by Daniel Silva.
Silva's third book featuring the famed art restorer and Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon, deals with the death of a Holocaust historian and a secret group operating inside the Vatican that wants to ensure that the Church's complicity with the Nazi's is never uncovered.
- The Copper Scroll, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
In this, the sequel to The Ezekiel Option, Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are searching for the copper scroll, a scroll that, if it can be deciphered, will lead to a magnificent treasure and the Ark of the Covenant. Once this treasure is found, it is prophesied that it will be used to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem. There are forces, however, that don't want the temple rebuilt, and they'll do whatever it takes to ensure that the scroll's code is never broken.
- The Corporal Works of Murder, by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie.
When an undercover cop is murdered on the doorstep of a shelter for homeless women, Sister Mary Helen steps in to help the police discover just who killed her and how her murder is connected to that of several other homeless women.
- Critical Angle, by Jo Bannister.
Flynn has a problem. Both the Israelis and the Palestinians want him dead, and it will be a race to see who kills him first - or if he can extradite himself from this precarious predicament.
- Cross Fire, by James Patterson.
Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians.
- The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith.
On the one hand, this is the debut crime novel of Robert Galbraith. On the other hand, it is the ninth or so novel by J. K. Rowling, and her second adult novel. You choose whom you think the better author is...
- A Cure For All Diseases, By Reginald Hill.
While a bomb couldn't kill Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel, his convalescence at the Avalon Clinic in the quaint seaside resort of Sandytown (Home of the Healthy Holiday) just might. This book was also published as The Price of Butcher's Meat.
- Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, by Agatha Christie.
In this, the last entry in the Hercule Poirot mystery series, Poirot and Hastings join forces to solve one more mystery back where it all began - at Styles Court.
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