When a terrible crime committed on the night of a dinner party casts suspicion on a young couple who seemed to have it all, Detective Rasbach discovers that the panicked duo had been hiding dangerous secrets from each other for years.
When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues George Westinghouse, his only remaining rival for patent infringement, Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Cravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals and deception.
Elizabeth Greenwood explores whether it is still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century. She probes the world of death fraud, visiting message boards for people plotting pseudocide and buying her own death certificate in the Philippines.
When a violent death rocks her close-knit gymnastics community weeks before an important competition, the mother of an Olympics hopeful works frantically to hold her family together in spite of being irresistibly drawn to the crime. By the award-winning author of The Fever.
An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery, and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings aboutStockholm syndrome.
Suffering public contempt after the Metropolitan Police's failure to capture Jack the Ripper, Walter Day, a member of Victorian London's recently formed Murder Squad, partners with Scotland Yard's first forensic pathologist to track down a killer who is targeting their colleagues.
Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.
Detective Manon Bradshaw is listening to her police radio late one night when she hears an alert that draws her into a strange case: the disappearance of Edith Hind, a beautiful, upper-class graduate student at Cambridge University with ties to the Royal Family.
As a plague brings death to Mexico City, The Redeemer must broker peace between two feuding crime families with blood on their hands who need his help in arranging for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage. Translated by Lisa Dillman.
A tale set in a modern America where the Civil War never happened and four states still enforce slavery follows the experiences of a talented black bounty hunter who infiltrates an abolitionist group to catch a high-profile runaway.
Five students of history investigate the Hell's Gate section of New York's East River on the abandoned North Brother Island—where, for centuries, the contagious, the disfigured, the addicted and the criminally insane, were imprisoned— and are stranded in this place rife with evil that is plotting against them.
More than a decade after a vast section of near-future Los Angeles is disowned by civil authorities and rendered a third-world nation, eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane investigates the theft of a valuable genetically altered sheep at the same time a celebrity client disappears and reappears with no memory of having hired him.
A sequel to Persona finds International Assembly delegate Suyana Spaki climbing the social ranks a year after surviving an attempt on her life only to outmaneuver a political scandal triggered by reluctant journalist Daniel Park, who must risk his life to expose Suyana's secrets.
Two decades and two major elections after a powerful search engine monopoly pioneers the switch from warring nation-states to a global microdemocracy, three high-ranking political insiders struggle to advance their agendas in the face of increasingly corrupt adversaries.