Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon. One of the party is found murdered, and tension mounts as the survivors realize that the killer is not only among them, but is willing to strike again... and again.
Four individuals team up after a drunken evening and form an agency that delivers apologies on behalf of paying clients who have committed deplorable acts, a wildly successful company that is shattered by a new customer's brutal murder.
Luke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood - or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line. Within hours Miss Pinkerton is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Mere coincidence!
Poirot stood on the cliff-top. Here, a tragic accident had been followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies - a husband and wife - shot dead. Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves back into the past and discovers that "old sins leave long shadows".
It was not unusual to find the bronzed body of Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena's arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air.
Arranged in their original publication order, these are all of the Poirot short stories. Poirot appeared in Agatha Christie's first novel in 1920 and in her last in 1975. There are 51 tales of the moustache-twirling little Belgian, with his "little grey cells".
Eté 1584. Le prince protestant Guillaume d'Orange a été assassiné par un fanatique catholique, et il se murmure que la reine Elizabeth sera la prochaine. La peur hante les rues de Londres et la peste fait fuir de nombreux citoyens. Giordano Bruno, philosophe radical et espion de la cour, choisit de rester, seulement pour découvrir que quelqu'un le suit à travers la ville. Faisant face à son poursuivant, il retrouve la femme qu'il a jadis aimée - en fuite, après avoir été accusée d'assassinat. Bruno se rend à Canterbury pour l'aider à blanchir son nom, tout en servant les intérêts de son supérieur Sir Francis Walsingham. Le Maître-espion de la Reine a longtemps suspecté cet ancien centre de pèlerinage d'héberger des partisans catholiques, et il demande à Bruno de débusquer les complots ennemis. Alors qu'il se lance sur la trace du véritable tueur, il est aspiré au coeur d'une sinistre conspiration, dans l'ombre du sanctuaire le plus sacré d'Angleterre?
Michael Crichton, master of the techno-thriller, returns with one of the most anticipated publications of the year. Always interesting, often controversial, Crichton has established a winning formula to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for mankind. This latest will see a return to his core audience for another techno-thriller, after the politically charged content of his two more recent novels. Title to be confirmed.
Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world''s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie. A perfect stocking-filler for every Christie fan, to help celebrate her 125th birthday. ''My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.'' The dapper, moustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own ''little grey cells'' solved some of the twentieth century''s most puzzling crimes. But what do we really know about the eccentric genius underneath that fussy facade? Sometimes funny, often profound, and always revealing, this book of quotes and comments, from more than 50 Poirot novels and short stories, gives an entertaining glimpse of the man behind the moustache, and the wit and wisdom of the Queen of Crime who created him. Includes an exclusive essay by Agatha Christie from the archives on her love/hate relationship with her most famous creation.
EVERYTHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED. Escaping New York for the beautiful Irish Isle seemed the best way to escape the past for NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi and his family. But following the death of a girl in the local village, Joe soon finds out that the killer is closer to his past than he would care to remember.
Lymstock is a town with more than its share of secrets - a town where even a outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide.
Worldwide bestseller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past.
Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother's possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family's past and finally uncover the reasons why. Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher. He was among her mother's circle of friends during the Second World War but her questions are met with bizarre and evasive answers. Two days later he meets a violent death. Detective Patrik Hedström, Erica's husband, is on paternity leave but soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old? Reluctantly Erica must read her mother's wartime diaries. But within the pages is a painful revelation about Erica's past. Could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be.
No.1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta-a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.
The master of suspense returns with a cutting-edge tale that pits his heroes Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon against the nuclear ambitions of Iran.
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can't stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. He is desperate; he doesn't know what to do.
It is up to Sean Dillon and the rest of the small band known as the Prime Minister's private army to think of a plan. Most particularly, it is up to their newest member, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon, who thinks there just might be a way to pull it off.
But plans have a way of encountering the unexpected. And as the operation spins out, from Paris and Syria to Iran and the Saudi Arabian desert, there is very much that is unexpected indeed. And much blood that will be spilled.