Presents a history of the world's most pilfered masterpiece—Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Alterpiece," treasured for its central panel, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"—which has been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, hunted by the Nazis, and stolen thirteen times.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect.
Unexpectedly promoted to detective when his predecessor goes missing and a supervisor is killed, agency clerk Charles Unwin struggles with inexperience and nerves during a case in which he encounters bizarre clues and is framed for murder.
Struggling as a freelance translator in southern France, heartbroken Georg Polger hopes for an improvement in his circumstances when he inherits a potentially dangerous project translating military construction plans, a job that is complicated by the suspicious actions of a beautiful woman and Georg's discovery that he is being followed. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Forced to infiltrate 1932 Germany's seedy underworld in order to gather clues about a bizarre string of murders, Detective Willi Kraus makes precarious alliances upon the establishment of the Third Reich before he is confronted by top-level Nazi leaders.
Severing his ties with the Office to care for his traumatized wife after a violent showdown with Ivan Kharkov, Gabriel is reluctantly drawn into a case involving a murdered art restorer and discovers unsettling links between the killers and a recently discovered Rembrandt. 150,000 first printing.
Planning to run away with his girlfriend to London in the hopes of escaping poverty, Frank concludes he has been dumped when Rosie fails to join him and is astonished when Rosie's suitcase and evidence of foul play are discovered more than 20 years later.
The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus.
Literary researcher and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Harold White is shocked when a scholar who recently discovered Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's missing diary is found murdered, while in 1890s London, Conan Doyle hunts a serial killer to prove his superiority to his famous character. A first novel.
The author of the best-selling Trainspotting introduces a drug-addled, gastrointestinally afflicted, compulsively philandering Edinburgh detective who sees in a racially motivated murder case the chance to win a promotion. Original. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
African-American Constable Silas Jones must confront his white former friend Larry Ott, who has lived under suspicion for twenty years since a girl disappeared while on a date with him, after another girl disappears and Larry is blamed once again.
Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most when the missing girl they found twelve years earlier—only to see her returned to a neglectful mother and a broken home—goes missing again.
Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior. By the author of My Sister's Keeper. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Bringing together the worlds of true crime and high art, an intriguing new study of the nation's most notorious unsolved murder case offers a compelling explanation for the unusual and brutal nature of the killing, links the victim to an array of influential people of the time, and features never-before-published crime-scene and autopsy photographs.