The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.
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EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL"Startlingly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review
" W]onderful tidbits of Chaucerian scholarship enliven the novel. And whatever you think of Peter Diamond, he proves himself a 'verray, parfit, gentil knyght.'" --The New York Times Book Review
"There are rules for private informers accepting a new case. Never take on clients who cannot pay you. Never do favours for friends. Don't work with relatives. If, like me, you are a woman, keep clear of men you find attractive.
"Will I never learn?"
"The Lake District Murder" opens with the discovery of a faceless body in an isolated garage, then follows Inspector Meredith through a complex investigation where every clue seems to lead only to another puzzle. Was this a bizarre suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man apparently making plans to flee the country?
Is it possible to save a man from himself? Acclaimed novelist John D. MacDonald unfolds the dramatic story of two friends who go their separate ways--and who may be unable to stop themselves from repeating fatal mistakes.Introduction by Dean Koontz
Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards.
Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier.
Mark Billingham is one of England's best known and top-selling crime writers. In this, the gripping ninth Tom Thorne novel, a man long thought killed by his suffering wife turns up alive. And then other people begin to turn up dead.
June Wright wrote this lost gem in the mid-1950s, but consigned it to her bottom drawer after her publisher foolishly rejected it. Perhaps it was a little ahead of its time? Because while it's a tour de force of the classic country-house murder mystery, it's also a delightful romp, poking fun at the conventions of the genre.