A train on its way to the northern reaches of Norway careens off the track during a massive blizzard. The passengers abandon the train for a nearby, centuries-old hotel that is practically empty except for the staff. With plenty of food and shelter from the storm, the passengers think they are safe--until one of them turns up dead. With no sign of rescue and the storm continuing to rage, retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is asked to investigate.
Agent Tess Drake has worked hard to make it in the cut-throat entertainment industry so when her sworn enemy takes over the firm after the death of a senior partner, Tess thinks it's time to start her own agency. With a secret affair to protect and her career at stake, Tess is going to need plenty of guts to make it in this game of risk and revenge.
Six master assassins -- each a legend in the dark corners of international espionage -- band together to steal a fortune from the middle of a war zone. But the mission goes tragically wrong, and they retreat into the shadows. Now the assassins are back.
As recovery from World War II begins, expatriate American Nora Tours travels from her home in southern France to London in search of her missing sixteen-year-old daughter. There she unexpectedly meets up with an old acquaintance and neither has emerged from the war unscathed.
While researching the sociology of fads Dr. Sandra Foster deals with bureaucracy red tape & organizational inefficiency - mainly personified by Flip the mail order person. Can she make a contribution to society & still find true love? This is science fiction for the woman who doesn't want to read "far out" stuff.
A wedding at a volcano sounds risky to Dinah, best friend of the bride, especially when some Hawaiians are angered that the groom is selling their sacred land. When one of the wedding party is shoved into molten lava, Dinah must face a ruthless killer.
From Kate Forsyth comes a historical novel that gorgeously interweaves the Rapunzel fairy tale with the true life story of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force.Charlotte-Rose has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs...
When Dinah Pelerin left sunny Hawaii on an undercover fact-finding mission to the seed vault in Longyearbyen, Norway, she had no idea that she would get a crash course in the politics of genetic engineering, that she would become embroiled in the marital troubles of an American presidential candidate and his enigmatic, Norwegian-born wife, or that a dead body would tumble out of the hotel sauna into her arms. Soon there are two murder victims headed south for burial. Who has killed them, and why?
Edie Kiglatuk, a summer school teacher in the Canadian arctic, enlists the help of Sergeant Derek Palliser when one of her female students is found dead in a nearby lake. Meanwhile, lawyer Sonia Gutierrez investigates the toxicity of the lake and suspects that there might be a larger conspiracy involved. As the three clamber over rocky terrain, they start to unearth secrets long frozen over--risking their own lives in the process.
Dinah Pelerin's wealthy, dying uncle has summoned the family to a remote lodge in Australia, where he intends to end his life. When a man none of them claims to know is murdered on a nearby island, Dinah tries to sort out the complicated song lines of her own ancestors while struggling to understand the Aboriginal dreamtime and solve not one but two bizarre murders.
Rare-book expert Eva Blake was imprisoned for an accident that she doesn't remember and that resulted in her husband's death. When she is freed from prison by the CIA in exchange for her help in locating the lost Library of Gold Eva runs into her dead husband. After he tries to kill her, Eva finds herself surrounded by powerful forces who want her dead.
Kay Scarpetta moves to South Carolina to offer crime scene investigation and autopsies to communities lacking access to these services. A woman is murdered in her beach home, the body of an abused boy is found in a marsh and a teen tennis star is found nude and mutilated. Scarpetta has dealt with brutal crimes before but never a string this baffling or terrifying.
The discovery of a human arm bone with a rusty handcuff attached to the wrist at a London construction site prompts Russian historian Lara "the Bookworm" Klimt to investigate a secret World War II operation and prevent a present-day international conspiracy.
In a voice laced with insight and her signature humor, Elizabeth McCracken has written an epic family saga set against the backdrop of twentieth-century America about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley. It is both a stunning feat of language and a brilliant unraveling of a family's myths and secrets.
Working as a private investigator in eighteenth-century Bavaria, Gretel looks into the mysterious disappearance of sailors off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein and rumors of mermaids and sea creatures with the help of her brother, Hansel, and the captain of the ship Arabella.
In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolt against the harsh treatment by their aristocratic overlords. Agnes, the daughter of one of these overlords, is not a typical sixteenth-century girl. She refuses to wear dresses and spends more time with her pet falcon than she does in trying to attract potential suitors. In fact, there is only one man who interests her: Mathis, a childhood friend, whom she can never marry because of his lowly birth. But the situation changes dramatically when a rogue knight attacks.