Omar Yussef, a history teacher at a UN school in the West Bank, manages to stay away from all the violence surrounding him, until a former pupil, George Saba, a Palestinian Christian accused of collaborating with the Israelis, is charged with murder, and Omar, unable to believe in his guilt, decides to investigate the case for himself. A first novel. Reprint.
In the wake of the brutal murders of two Tokyo prostitutes, Yuriko and Kazue, Yuriko's older sister describes the three women's youth and education at a prestigious girls' high school, where a strict social hierarchy and rigid societal conventions determine the courses of their lives. 60,000 first printing.
Interviewing a distressed and disoriented woman who has fled the scene of an accident, Baltimore County police department detective Kevin Infante is amazed when she claims to be the younger of a pair of sisters who were abducted thirty years earlier.
Traces the murder of Atlanta business guru Lance Herndon, describing his prestigious successes and associations with the city's elite before his violent demise, an event marked by an investigation of several suspects who stood to gain from Herndon's death. 30,000 first printing.
As Lucy Kincheloe, an astronaut married to another astronaut and a mother of two young children, prepares to achieve her dream of space flight aboard the shuttle, her personal life begins to unravel.
In this magical novel written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, 12-year-old Hugo is an orphan, clock-keeper and petty thief living within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931. Before he died, his father left him a broken automaton, and Hugo labors to uncover the secret hidden inside the machine.
When Miranda, a young drifter, vanishes after being picked up by a passing stranger following a car accident, no one realizes that she is missing for two months or that her highway rescuer could be tied to rumors of a serial killer stalking young women.
Receiving an anonymous tip that promises to lead to the capture of a powerful criminal overlord, Bombay police officer Sartaj Singh finds himself nearing his goal when he realizes that he and the crime lord's imminent confrontation is part of a more sinister, global agenda. By the author of Love and Longing in Bombay. 200,000 first printing.
An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors — soldiers, politicians, civilians and others — who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
During the summer of 1960, fifteen-year-old Lila's life is about to change forever as she escapes the confines of school, her parents' loveless marriage, and her mother's hysterics to spend the summer with her uncle George, a London music teacher preparing to stage an amateur production of a Puccini opera in the town of Burnhead, on the west coast of Scotland. 22,500 first printing.
When the body of a local teenager turns up in a community garden, veteran homicide detective Gus Ramone teams up with T. C. Cook, a legendary, now retired detective, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, his former partner who left the force under a cloud of suspicion.
The best-selling author of Jurassic Park journeys inside the world of bioengineering and genetics, in a chilling, provocative novel of near-future science run amok, in which a family finds itself in dire straits because of the genes in their bodies. 2,000,000 first printing.
Tess Monaghan becomes involved in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor when her boyfriend brings home a young street kid who could hold the key to the case and whom Tess agrees to protect, but the killing of one of the boy's friends and federal authorities who will do anything to find the youngster put Tess in the hot seat.
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)