In Richmond, Virginia, the shockingly flayed corpse of the
curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum is discovered in his
office; while in Trondheim, Norway, a library archivist's
similarly flayed body is found inside a locked vault. As
Richmond homicide detective Felicia Stone and Trondheim
police inspector Odd Singsaker Read more...
Prize-winning journalist and author Birdie Keane is living
with the damaging consequences following close friend Matt
Whelan's staged death and his involvement in police
corruption. As part of a close-knit Irish cop family,
Birdie is looking for answers that could prove deadly for
those involved in the Read more...
In the wooded copse beyond a London commons, a dead body is
discover by daytime TV presenter Gaby Mortimer during her
morning run. Gaby starts out as a witness, but soon becomes
a suspect. As more and more evidence points to her, Gaby is
eventually arrested as the murderer. With Read more...
Real estate investment broker Jonah Gray has it all --
partnership in a powerful New York City firm that provides
him enough money to afford a Park Avenue penthouse, luxury
clothes and vehicles, as well as a lavish social lifestyle.
He learned how to be powerful in pursuing his dreams from Read more...
Department Q consists of Danish Detective Carl Mørck and
his assistants, Assad and Rose, who work in the dreary
basement of police headquarters investigating cold cases.
While they are looking into new evidence that's been
uncovered relating to the disastrous case that ruined the
lives of Carl's Read more...
The crime scene was horribly gruesome, so Boston PD
detective D.D. Warren felt compelled to check it out again.
She just wasn't expecting to be pushed down the stairs by
someone else lurking in the shadows. D.D. is left with some
memory loss from the fall, but Read more...
Falstaff Island is a densely wooded, isolated island off
the north shore of Canada's Prince Edward Island (PEI).
Scout master Tim Riggs, a small town General Practitioner
on PEI, is taking his troop of five teenage boys on their
annual camping trip to Falstaff. When a foul-smelling,
totally Read more...
After Rebus retired as a Scotland detective, he did
civilian work for a Cold Case Unit. When that was
completed, he reapplied to CID. He's now back on the force,
but in a lower position. Rebus is a rare breed of cop in
today's world; a loose cannon Read more...
Martin Talbot is told his mother, Judy, who has
Alzheimer's, is getting worse and the end of her life is
drawing near. Even though he's known the day would come,
he's still heartbroken to think that his once vibrant and
vivacious mother, who led a secret life Read more...
Cody Miller has a bright future ahead of him with rich and
beautiful fiancée Madison. He's highly intelligent and will
soon join her father's corporate firm. Then one night it
all blows up in his face, literally, when he makes one
small mistake that changes his life Read more...
Free-lance writer Jaine Austen considers herself a part-
time, semi-professional private investigator. After all,
she's been the one to solve quite a few murders where she's
also been a suspect. Why should this new writing gig she
has be any different?
Shortly before Valentine's Day Read more...
The career of Oscar-winning actress Teri Squire is on the
skids following one bad movie after another. Her production
company, as well as her lover, are ready to dump her. What
Teri needs is an amazing screenplay, but where is she going
to find one when nobody has any Read more...
Long after most men his age have retired, Blaine McCracken
is still fighting evil; an aging warrior with a sixth sense
for survival. Considered by some as past his prime and a
relic, McCracken is still deadly proficient; a legend who
lives apart from others, except for his lengthy
relationship Read more...
Homicide detective Claire Morgan has a knack for always
being where some murderous weirdo creep decides to start
killing people. Temporarily moving to New Orleans from the
Missouri Ozarks with her lover Dr. Black doesn't seem to
have change that scenario at all. Black is hoping the
change of Read more...
In Mister Christmas by Fern Michaels,
attorney Claire O'Brien finds herself unexpectedly flying
to Ireland a week before Christmas to deal with a wealthy,
older client whose supposedly failing health requires a
change in his will. What she finds is something else
entirely, especially when Read more...
Two children playing the game "Witch Hunter" near St.
Bride's Church put a curse on a woman who enters the church
and dies of an unknown cause. The case is so baffling, it's
sure to be given to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an
unconventional group of investigators, led Read more...
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil
Flowers gets a call from his boss, Lucas Davenport, with a
most unusual assignment concerning a rare and precious
artifact that's been stolen from Israel. The artifact has
been taken from an archeological dig site by Elijah Jones,
a Lutheran minister and Read more...
When group counselor Daniel Brasher, who works with paroled
violent offenders in San Francisco, finds several envelopes
in his office mail addressed to other people, he's shocked
by the death threats he finds inside. Then he learns that
some of the people have already been brutally murdered.
Even though Read more...
WWII has ended, but things are far from back to normal
where operations of the Santa Fe railroad are concerned.
Not only are tensions high among the union workers, but
pickpockets are causing problems along the section of line
watched by one-armed railroad bull (investigator) Hook
Runyon. Frustrated with Read more...
When June met the love of her life, Bill Hilbert, and
agreed to marry him, little did she fully realize the
adventure awaiting her as a farm wife. Even though she grew
up in a rural community, June left that small town long ago
to start a career in banking Read more...
In the nearly 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