His victims are young, beautiful and viciously mutilated. Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad has been put in the spotlight. His bosses, the media, and the terror-stricken public are demanding a fast result. When American pathologist Margaret Campbell is invited to perform the autopsy on one of the victims her results send shockwaves through the investigation.
Using carefully honed sensory skills gleaned from a childhood spent blind to solve cases, music therapist Kendra Michaels is tapped by a former FBI agent, who is investigating the work of a serial killer who may be responsible for the disappearance of Kendra's ex.
When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles, Robert Hunter is thrown into a nightmare case. The victim suffered a terrible death, and on the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this be a copycat? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner, Garcia, need to solve this case and fast.
Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot.
Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since serial killer Jackson Temples lured young women to the premises, and the girls never left alive. Now, decades later, Strangefields is being transformed into a holiday village, but the developer's hopes of its dark past being forgotten are ruined when a skull is found on the site. Police suspect it belongs to one of Temples' victims and, when a local florist is found murdered in an echo of Temples' crimes, DI Wesley Peterson fears a copy-cat killer could be at large.
A serial killer is on the loose in Naples, Florida, an enclave of wealth and privilege on the Southwest Gulf Coast. The murders have been disguised as accidents, but when police chief Wade Hansen becomes suspicious, mayor Charles Beaumont orders him to apprehend the killer before the truth becomes public knowledge.
Murders are rare in the small Florida town where Chicago homicide detective Jack Starkey retired to run a bar. So when two bodies shot execution style are found, the local police chief asks Jack to come out of retirement and take a look at the crime scene. But before Jack knows it, he is drawn into an investigation involving everyone from the Russian mob to the local little league team.
A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave. For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence, that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.
Attending a controversial literary mystery night class taught by a professor who has been convicted of murder, Alex Shipley unravels an elaborate literary hoax that acquits the teacher, only for her to be targeted years later by a determined killer.
The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: kill or be killed.Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind? Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation to hunt down this unseen monster, she learns that it may be the survivors - living calling cards - who hold the key to the case.
Six corpses have appeared in the cobbled backstreets of St. Andrews in recent times, all known spousal abusers who suffered the same gruesome fate: stabbed to death in the left eye. But with no new leads left to explore, DCI Andy Gilchrist is forced off the case. What is the significance of the left eye? Gilchrist can't seem to focus on anything else, and with his career and his reputation on the line, he vows to catch the Stabber even if it means he must do it alone.
Detective Inspector Montague Pluke, of CID, is England's most superstitious police officer. With crime at its lowest level for years, he decides to conduct a cold-case review. But there are no major unsolved crimes so, alerted by his wife, Millicent, to a large number of recent deaths - his expert knowledge of superstitions and folklore lead him to justify re-opening a case. Could an undetected mass-murderer be operating in Crickledale?
Just weeks after tracking down a killer known as the Angel of Death, Detective Mike Coletti stands at Mary Smithson's grave, mourning the woman whose betrayal nearly cost him his life. He's joined there by Mary's beautiful half sister, Lenore. Moments later, a gunshot splits the air, placing Coletti on a collision course with the Gravedigger, a killer hell-bent on deciphering the secret of life and death.
Things are looking good for Abby: she's top pick to be the next District Attorney, and her musician boyfriend Ty has moved in, despite her upper crust family's objections. But a serial killer is on the loose, and with two college-aged girls dead and another missing, time is running out. When the sons of a prominent government official are linked to the murders, Abby pushes back, stopping at nothing to find justice for the girls. This time, the killer could be right under her nose, and she may be the next victim.
There are some fates worse than death...Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him.A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors, Helen is determined to find his murderer - while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs. When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unravelling. She'll do anything to solve this case - but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything? And would even that be enough to stop this killer?
The sleepy, eccentric Sussex village of Lakehurst suddenly becomes a place of terror and night shadows. After dark, it is not safe to go out, to the consternation of the newly arrived Vicar, trendy young Nick Lawrence, and Inspector Dominic Tennant of the Sussex Police Force. A serial killer is on the loose: one who leaves notes at the scene of his crimes signed "The Acting Light of the World."
The Killer's modus operandi was the same in each instance: strangulation, always with a guitar string pulled tight from behind until life is extinct. And though the murders are taking place up and down the country, there is one other similarity that Inspector Wilkins can't help noticing: each and every victim is a psychotherapist. Donald Dorricks is on a mission.