When the body of a young woman is found on the grounds of a Louisiana plantation named Belle Vie, manager Caren Gray launches her own investigation into the estate's history. A century-spanning story of two murders unfolds as Gray delves deeper into a mystery involving the plantation's slave quarters — and her own past. In this historical thriller, novelist Attica Locke examines the troubled racial past of a United States that, according to her, remains in its "adolescent phase."
High school senior Amanda Jackson, fascinated by the dark side of human nature, must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world. Translated by Ollie Brock and Frank Wynne.
When his daughter goes missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks, Zeno Mayfield, along with the community of Carthage, frantically searches for her, but instead finds the unlikeliest of suspects—a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family.
More than 30 years ago, Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of murdering his family, despite his claim that his loved ones were slaughtered by four hippies. In A Wilderness Of Errors, writer, filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris suggests that the infamous Army doctor might not be guilty after all.
George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, none-too-scrupulous writer for a New York media conglomerate who has a fling with Pauline, the beautiful girlfriend of his boss. Two days later, Pauline is found murdered in her apartment. Stroud knows who did it — but then the murderer asks him to investigate the crime, and Stroud finds himself the prime suspect.
An account of the lesser-known story of the 1971 break-in of the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists cites their roles in triggering major changes in the FBI and confirming that J. Edgar Hoover had run a personal shadow FBI.
In a 1981 Northern Ireland rife with sectarian violence, Catholic detective Sean Duffy investigates a serial killer who is targeting gay men — a series of murders that may have political implications as well.
A middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires' shantytown attracts the attention of a corrupt policeman who would use anyone, including innocent kids, to break a drug ring he believes is operating in the slum. Translated by Chris Andrews.
Maugham collects his series of stories about Ashenden, the less-than-glamorous secret agent. Founded on Maugham's own experiences in the British Secret Service during World War I, Ashenden is a writer-turned-spy who finds that espionage can often get grubby.
When a widely disliked professor is found murdered in his office, tormented young police superintendent Soren Marhauge investigates numerous suspects, including an embittered Ph.D. hopeful and the victim's pregnant ex-wife.