When Grace Elland was 16 years old, she discovered a
murdered body in the basement of a boarded-up asylum. The
incident has affected her life ever since. Now, she's found
the dead body of her boss, Sprague Witherspoon, in his
Seattle bedroom. Sprague is a motivational speaker and Read more...
The crime scene is horrific with the victim, big-game
hunter and world-renowned taxidermist Leon Gott, sustaining
claw marks to his gutted body. The implications are
unbelievable for Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and
medical examiner Maura Isles as they examine the corpse and
the setting of the murder Read more...
Danish detective Carl Mørck investigates cold cases as head
of Department Q. Not only must Carl deal with his offbeat
assistants, Assad and Rose, but now a new person has been
assigned to the team. Carl knows this man is nothing more
than a spy for his officious new Read more...
In Boston, film restoration expert Graham Woodard receives
a call from L.A. that changes his life forever. A reel of
film of the 1926 silent movie Angel of the Abyss,
lost since its premier and in desperate need of
restoration, has been found. The woman in possession Read more...
While meeting up with one of her groups in the Flat Tops
Wilderness Area of Colorado, hunting guide Allison Coil
discovers the partial remains of a human body not far from
camp. There are animal signs around what is left of the
corpse, but did a wild animal cause the Read more...
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is tracking down a serial
killer who has her recalling a case her great-grandfather
worked in 1883. The crimes are identical in the same Texas
locales where they're committed along the original Southern
Pacific railroad line built by Chinese in the 1880s, with
all Read more...
When a Viking rune stone is stolen from a Swedish museum by
murderous thieves, the husband and wife team of
archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase are
called in to investigate. They're told the stone is one of
two that hold the key to revealing the Read more...
Claire Morgan is a tough-as-nails homicide detective in
Canton County, Missouri, in the Lake of the Ozarks region.
Her fiery strength, stubbornness and determination to do
her job right means she sometimes takes reckless,
unnecessary risks. This worries her dedicated fiancé Nick
Black and makes him crazy...it Read more...
Antiques dealer Jim Brodie is still new to his late
father's Tokyo-based firm, Brodie Security, after
inheriting half of the private investigating business
almost a year ago. After recently solving a nasty murder
case in San Francisco, Brodie has returned to Tokyo to
relax a bit while he Read more...
For lifelong friends surgeon Roddy Dolan and accountant
Danny Burns, the nightmare began a year and a half ago when
they agreed to become silent partners in a restaurant. With
big money involved, greed easily affects people's sanity,
which is what happened. Now Roddy and Danny are dealing
with Read more...
As a Pittsburgh Police Department consultant, clinical
psychologist Daniel Rinaldi has been involved in solving
several murder investigations, but his favorite job is
helping victims deal with the aftermath of violent crimes.
He's intrigued by his newest patient, Lisa Harland, ex-
Hollywood starlet who's returned to Pittsburgh and Read more...
Em Johnson's Uncle Louie, owner of the legendary Tiki
Goddess Bar on the north shore of Kauai, is participating
in the Cocktail Shake Off Competition in Honolulu, and Em
is accompanying him. The tiki bar is almost as famous for
its link to murder as it is for mouthwatering Read more...
Sedona Snow was kidnapped and kept sedated in a waking
dreamstate by the unscrupulous Dr. Blankenship until she
was able to escape the catacombs using her distinct ability
to open paranormal gateways. During that escape, she had to
confront the fact that she's also acquired a talent for
fire Read more...
Kidnapped 15 years ago at the age of six, then rescued from
her abductors at the age of 11, Kit "Kick" Lannigan has
spent the past 10 years of her life intensely training to
be smarter and stronger, both defensively and offensively.
Dealing with all the emotional repercussions of her Read more...
To celebrate their anniversary, Eve Hardaway arranged a
special vacation in the jungles of Oaxaca, Mexico. However,
her husband had others plans -- a divorce so he could live
with his new girlfriend, leaving his wife and young son
behind. Shocked with this revelation, Eve decides to take
the one-week Read more...
Ex-U.S. Marshall and freelance investigator Simon Fisk
knows you must always be careful when asking for a favor,
but he finds himself doing a lot of that as he pursues the
men who kidnapped 15-year-old Olivia Trenton from her home
As the daughter of Read more...
Blind for many years, music therapist Dr. Kendra Michaels
regained her sight through an experimental surgical
procedure. Because of her blindness, Kendra's other senses
have been heightened, which makes her highly sought after
by law enforcement agencies. In the past, she's been a
freelance operative for the FBI Read more...
Even though Commandant Martin Servaz is busy with a murder
case in Toulouse, his deputy chief sends him to Saint-
Martin-de-Comminges in the French Pyrenees to assist in the
investigation of a very bizarre murder. No sooner does he
arrive in town than two more murders, staged to Read more...
In 1979, an Amish father and four of his children die
during a botched robbery at his home. The only survivors
are his wife, who disappeared that night, and their 14-year-
old, son. The son, Billy Hockstetler, was adopted by a
local Amish family, but the wife was never Read more...
NASA's Hubbell space telescope operational computer has
been hacked and the scientist in control of it is missing.
A cryptic "end of days" message is left on the computer, as
well as a disturbing countdown clock. Then another closely
guarded space-probing satellite program is sabotaged and
its head Read more...
In the over 20 years I've been
reviewing books, my reading preferences
have changed, as you'll see from my
list of reviews. I went from historical
romance to contemporary romance to
romantic suspense to sci-fi/fantasy to
my current fave -
mystery/suspense/thriller. I used to be
game for just about anything, but I've
gotten more set in my ways lately. One
thing hasn't changed - my love of