An act of courage leads to a small girl's fight to face the future against all odds in this disturbing and moving tale from an award-winning author.
When little Humaby escapes from a locked van and runs for help, she saves herself as well as a newly stolen baby girl. But, given into the care of child psychiatrist Dr Stefan Lazarus, the girl, renamed Faith, grows up under the glare of an unwelcome spotlight that drives her to dangerous behavior. Sent to a retreat by Stefan, Faith is drawn to Tally and Hay, and the three immediately develop a unique and powerful bond. Each of them is attempting to come to terms with their troubled pasts. For Faith, this involves one final, shocking act . . .
Marcus Corvinus investigates the murder of a prominent local politician in the latest intriguing mystery
December, AD39. While enjoying the Winter Festival holiday at his adopted daughter's home in the Alban Hills, Marcus Corvinus discovers that an outwardly respectable pillar of the community, local politician Quintus Caesius has been discovered beaten to death at the rear entrance of the town brothel.
Questioning those who knew the victim, Corvinus is dismayed to find Bovillae a place of small town secrets, bitter feuds, malicious gossip and deadly rivalry: a world away from the sophistication of Rome. As he is to discover, there are several suspects with reason to bear Caesius a grudge. But who would hate him enough to kill him? And what would a supposedly solid citizen be doing visiting the local brothel?
The sins of the past break through to the present in this chilling tale of supernatural suspense.
When Benedict Doyle finds himself the owner of his great-grandfather's North London house, it stirs memories of his time there as a frightened eight-year-old and the strange glimpses that revealed the darkness in his family's past, through which runs the grisly thread of an old legend about a chess set believed to possess a dark power. And when Michael Flint, meeting Benedict in Oxford, starts to research his story, chilling facts begin to emerge - facts that suggest the old legend contains a disturbing reality. Could the chess set's malevolence be reaching out to the present?
Bill Slider and his team face a mystery when an unidentifiable man appears to have committed suicide but all signs point to murder
A boiling-hot August day and a handsome young man is found dead in his bath, exsanguinated. Bill Slider's colleague takes one look at the body and is convinced something isn't quite right. As Bill investigates, he reluctantly has to agree. But as Slider and his team try to identify the man - whose personal papers are missing, along with his wallet and keys - it seems that the more they find out about him, the less they really know . . .
A new arrival to Lakehurst village can only mean trouble for Reverend Nick Lawrence . . .
The residents of the sleepy Sussex village of Lakehurst are abuzz with the news of the arrival of Gerry Harlington, a flamboyant American actor and the new owner of Abbot's Manor, with his glamorous wife. The local dramatic society recruits him as their director for their new show, but his ideas are met with violent protest from the amateur actors. So when a corpse is discovered after the grand opening night, Reverend Nick Lawrence doesn't have to look far to find potential suspects . . .
Chief of Detectives Jake Hines' new-parent nightmares about an impending ecological disaster on a Minnesota farm have a deadly real twist.
Forced to choose between the land they love and the easy money they'd get if they sold it to sand miners for oil drilling, a hard-working Minnesota farm family resorts to loud family fights. But when the body of the best farmer of the group is found in the trees behind the field where Chief of Detectives Jake Hines is hunting geese on his day off, the discussion becomes deadly serious.
From one of the genre's best-loved names, a heart-warming saga set in the Yorkshire Dales in the early sixties.
With her natural good looks, fashionable clothes and lavish use of make-up, Fiona Norwood, the rector's new wife, has caused quite a stir amongst the close-knit parish community of Aberthwaite. But Fiona is hiding a secret in her past, and with the gossip and rumour rife it can only be a matter of time before Fiona's secret is out - and the revelations and heartache that ensue will have unforeseen consequences for more than one member of the parish.
In the new Ellie Quicke mystery, Ellie is forced to think the unthinkable about her own daughter, Diana . . . Could she be a murderer?
Ellie has always disliked the local big estate agent - aka Great White Shark - and is distressed when her daughter Diana announces that she is carrying his child and about to become his fourth wife. But Ellie is soon drawn into the family circle when one of the Hooper children dies in their private gym and another succumbs to a peanut allergy. The police want to write off the deaths as accident and misadventure, but Ellie believes someone is targeting members of the Hooper family. Surely Diana wouldn't . . . or would she?
A serial killer on the loose in Florida proves to be Detective Sam Becket's worst nightmare . . .
A serial killer is at work in Florida and Detective Sam Becket is hoping and praying that a body doesn't turn up on his patch. But when a local woman is found neatly arranged on her bed with two bullet wounds where her eyes used be, there can be no doubt that the 'Black Hole' killer has come to Miami Beach. The murderer's unusual modus operandi seems to be the only thing that connects the victims, but can Sam piece together the clues and stop him from striking again?
By popular demand, Philip Dryden returns in an intriguing new fenland mystery.
Journalist Philip Dryden is shocked to be informed by police that his father has been killed in a car accident - he drowned during the fenland floods of 1977, 35 years before. At the same time, two unrelated cases are demanding Dryden's professional attention: a body riddled with bullets found hanging in the middle of a lettuce field, and a couple protesting that the local council has buried their baby daughter in a pauper's grave without permission. As Dryden pieces the clues together, he realizes that the three cases may be related after all . . .