When renowned opera conductor Helmut Wellauer is found dead in his dressing room, the victim of cyanide poisoning, Guido Brunetti, the Vice Commissario of the Venice Police, must sift through several suspects to find a killer.
The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town. An engaging, Italian-set police procedural.
The discovery of the body of a supposed thirteen-year-old runaway and the disappearance of another youngster in the rural town of Algonquin Bay in northern Ontario force local cops John Cardinal and his new partner, Lisa Delorme, into desperate search for a possible serial killer.
Inspector Domenic Jejeune's success has made him a poster boy for the U.K. police service. The problem is Jejeune doesn't really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds. Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain's premier birding country, Jejeune's two worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist.
Inspector Richard Jury and Melrose Plant uncover dark secrets from the past when they investigate the deaths of two strangers at two different English inns in Long Piddleton where the village's most distinguished citizens become the prime suspects.
The Irish landscape holds secrets past and present as Irish archaeologist Cormac O'Callaghan and American pathologist Nora Gavin are thrown into a web of mystery and Irish lore when a decapitated woman is found in the bogs who may be related to a recent mother and child disappearance, but the small, countryside community's inquiry exposes more hidden secrets.
When noted criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge turns up murdered after defending young Garry Ashe for the brutal killing of his mother, Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team struggle to unravel the case, which involves him in a series of deadly crimes linked to the complexities of the legal system.
Former London policeman Alan Banks relocated to quiet Yorkshire seeking some small measure of peace. But as he soon learns, evil and violence are not unique to large cities. When an elderly woman is found brutally slain in her home in the quaint village of Eastvale, Chief Inspector Banks wonders if a local voyeur has crossed the line from menace to murderer.
Trying to acclimate herself to her new parish and surroundings, Clare Fergusson, the first female priest of an Episcopal church in Millers Kill, New York, finds herself immersed in murder when a newborn baby is abandoned and a young mother is brutally slain, forcing her to dig deeply into the town's secrets, while fighting her attraction to the married police chief.
The Great War has been won--but victory has its price. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge has returned to London to resume his position as Scotland Yard inspector, bringing nightmares and ghosts home with him from the French battlefields. Tormented and suffering from shell shock, he is immediately plunged into the affair of a popular colonel believed murdered by a decorated war hero--a case that is a personal and political minefield that could destroy Rutledge's career and what remains of his sanity.