While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Corporate lawyer Arthur Raven defends the reopened case of a death-row inmate who may be innocent, while prosecuting attorneys Muriel Wynn and Larry Starczek fight for a conviction they still believe is deserved. Reissue. (A CBS television miniseries, airing May 2004, starring William H. Macy, Tom Selleck, Felicity Huffman, & Monica Potter) (Suspense)
Sister Jane, the local Master of the Hunt, and her animal companions take on a feisty, wheelchair-bound bookkeeper, Sister Jane's boyfriend, and a wealthy former hunt club donor as they set out to uncover the mystery of some missing money and a missing body. 50,000 first printing.
Traveling to the Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Harry and Fair Haristeen stumble into the midst of a crime wave when their hosts are robbed on the day they arrive, a valuable mare is stolen, and a groom is found murdered.
When the Robie House is marked for demolition, Petra, Calder, and Tommy take action to save the historic landmark, yet ghostly sounds and moving shadows from within make the three friends think that there may be something strange about the special house and so begin to gather additional evidence with their sleuthing skills. 175,000 first printing.
A tale inspired by the writings of Tiro, Marcus Cicero's confidential secretary, traces the life of the famous ancient Roman orator and philosopher from his beginnings as a radical young lawyer through his competitions with such figures as Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus in the political arena. 350,000 first printing.
Five days after a terrorist attack decimates his home city, Brian Remy struggles with gaps in his memory pertaining to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a girlfriend whose name he does not know, deteriorating eyesight, and a new job with a shadowy intelligence operation.
When a disoriented and strangely familiar figure appears, wanting to write out a lengthy confession, Spokane police detective Caroline Mabry finds herself challenged to investigate a murder and the darkly intertwined lives of two men. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Beginning his witness-protection job at a doughnut restaurant in the week before the 1980 presidential election, small-time thief Vince Camden finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a local politician's troubles, involved in a credit-card scam, and torn between relationships with a beautiful law clerk and a neurotic prostitute. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Having moved to his aunt's home in Massachusetts after being acquitted for murder in his hometown, David thinks that he'll be able to get his life back in order, yet with everyone in the community staring at him, David knows there is no escaping the events of the past. Reprint.
Broke and down-on-his luck, recently divorced psychiatrist Bob Wells is assigned to assist a paranoid patient, Emile Bardan, who is convinced that someone is out to steal his most prized possession, a priceless mask, but when Bob decides to steal the mask for himself, he is plunged into a dark world from which there may be no escape. 25,000 first printing.
A vivid portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories—the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled the country with his mistress to build a new life in America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication—as the new technology is used to capture a killer. 300,000 first printing.
When Inspector Chen is made an offer by a triad-connected businessman, he takes a vacation, leaving his partner to investigate a novelist's death, only to apprehend the culprit after Chen returns, who then discovers how the triad has played him. 20,000 first printing.
Asked to take the lead in a corruption investigation in which the principal figure and his family have already fled to the U.S., Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is charged to uncover the culprit's partners-in-crime and their organization.
Three mismatched people—John Anselm, a struggling intelligence dealer; former mercenary Con Niemand; and exposé journalist Caroline Wishart—are forced into an unlikely alliance when they stumble upon a powerful secret that could topple governments and destroy lives. Reprint.