Relocating with their parents to a small coastal village when war threatens their capital, Max and Alicia are astonished to encounter the ghost of the previous owner's son, whose drowning death is tied to a diabolical shadow being. By the best-selling author of Shadow of the Wind.
While recovering in the hospital, Lisbeth Salander enlists the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist to prove her innocent of three murders and identify the corrupt politicians who have allowed her to suffer. Translated by Reg Keeland.
Traces the criminal investigation of the notorious mobster, documenting his rise during the Prohibition era, the legal strategy that enabled his prosecution, and the possibility that he was innocent of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.
Relates the story of James Earl Ray's pursuit of Martin Luther King, Jr., across the country until finally killing the civil rights leader in Memphis and describes the ensuing international manhunt for Ray against the backdrop of the nationwide riots that followed the assassination.
Details the brutal murder of British college student Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, and discusses the role of her housemate, American honor student Amanda Knox, in the crime.
Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram—a five-pointed star—is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers—and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play nice. Five days later, another woman is reported missing. When her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose. Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways. But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see. Translated by Don Bartlett.
When City Hall fixer Alfonse Rinaldo asks Leonid McGill to investigate the disappearance of a girl who left murder in her wake, Leonid has no choice but to say yes, despite his reservations over Alfonse's motives. By the best-selling author of The Long Fall. Reprint.