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Sighs Matter

by Marianne Stillings Avon (May 31, 2011)

It was a night of slow dances, heated looks, and for detective Taylor McKennitt, the Earth moved.

Unfortunately, so did the lovely Claire . . .

. . . right on out the door. Not that it wasn't the hottest night...


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie

by Marianne Stillings Avon (May 31, 2011)

Join a murder hunt where conflict and sexual tension is the name of the game...

Thomas Heyworth was a wealthy, internationally renowned mystery writer, a colourful character whose opinions and outspoken behaviour...


The Damsel in This Dress

by Marianne Stillings Avon (May 31, 2011)

Port Henry Ledger Book Review by Betsy Tremaine: Wrong guy has the write stuff in torrid love story

Let me tell you, dear reader, I've rarely been subjected to such drivel as I have in the novels of bestselling...


Dancing Dead

Sister Rose Callahan #6

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (November 04, 2014)

The curious are flocking to a quaint Kentucky village, where the North Homage Shakers have opened a hostel rumored to be inhabited by a nineteenth-century spirit. Business is booming even in the throes of the...


Killing Gifts

Sister Rose Callahan #5

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (November 04, 2014)

The Depression's winter gloom has crept into the summerhouse of the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. The dead body of a woman "of dubious reputation" -- a lost soul befriended by many of the brothers...


A Simple Shaker Murder

Sister Rose Callahan #4

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

Despite the hardships of the Great Depression, Sister Rose Callahan's Shaker village of North Homage is surviving nicely. Now they have visitors—a group of "reformers" hoping to create a utopian community...


Sins of a Shaker Summer

Sister Rose Callahan #3

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

Rose Callahan, newly appointed eldress of the community of Believers at the Kentucky Shaker viliage of North Homage, confesses to a nagging resentment toward Andrew, sent by the lead ministry in Mount Lebanon...


Deadly Shaker Spring

Sister Rose Callahan #2

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

We have frightening enemies living among us, known by their strange dress. These so-called Shakers are shrewd and canny. . .a scourge; a tumor that must be sliced from our side . .

Sister Rose Callahan read the...


Death of a Winter Shaker

Sister Rose Callahan #1

by Deborah Woodworth Avon (December 23, 2014)

SISTER ROSE IS ON A MISSION... TO CATCH A KILLER

The peaceful Shakers, pledged to hard work, worship and nonviolence could scarcely believe there was a dead body in their herb house. The handsome young drifter...


A World the Color of Salt

by Noreen Ayres Avon (December 02, 2014)

Why would anyone want to kill Jerry Dwyer, the goofy, pleasant college kid who sold coffee at a convenience store? When the trail leads to the rough ex-con who is dating Smokey’s best friend, the case takes...


Silent Night

by C.J. Kyle Avon (October 28, 2014)

Christmas, Tennessee, is a town where no one locks their doors and the worst crime is a stolen bicycle. Until the night blood is found . . . but there's no body.

Police Chief Tucker Ambrose hopes it's just a...


Murder Unfolds

Stain-Busting Mysteries #5

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

As her big 3-0 approaches, Josie Toadfern's life seems more or less wrinkle-free. Since the laundromat owner, stain removal expert, and confirmed snoop's local stain-busting column went regional, she's become...


Hung Out to Die

Stain-Busting Mysteries #4

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

There's no fun in dysfunctional

Small-town laundress Josie Toadfern has her own fair share of dirty laundry—namely the Toadfern clan! Ostracized from the family unit ever since her parents dumped eight-year-old...


Death in the Cards

Stain-Busting Mysteries #3

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

Laundromat owner and stain removal expert Josie Toadfern knows her tiny twon's dirty clothes and most of its dirty little secrets. But an upcoming "Psychic Fair" is bringing a brand-new mess to Paradises, Ohio....


Death by Deep Dish Pie

Stain-Busting Mysteries #2

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

Like nearly everyone else in Paradise, Ohio, local laundromat owner and stain-removal expert Josie Toadfern eagerly awaits the upcoming July 4th Founders Day celebration with its highlight, the annual Breitenstrater...


Death of a Domestic Diva

Stain-Busting Mysteries #1

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

Need something troublesome and unsightly eliminated permanently? Call Josie Toadfern!

There is no stain on Earth that laundromat owner Josie Toadfern can't conquer, and she's offered to share her expertise on...


Tie Dyed and Dead

Stain-Busting Mysteries #6

by Sharon Short Avon (December 17, 2013)

As if running a successful laundromat and writing a perennially popular (and soon to be national!) household tips column weren't enough to keep Josie Toadfern busy, she's taken a gig on the side. The Mayfair...


Last Ditch

Leo Waterman #5

by G.M. Ford Avon (October 15, 2013)

In Leo Waterman, writer G.M. Ford has created a private detective who tackles cases armed with strong survival instincts--and a deadly sense of humor. In his fifth outing, Seattle's most uncompromising sleuth...


To Collar a Killer

by Lee Charles Kelley Avon (October 13, 2009)

In this delightful and witty third book in our wonderful series created by veteran dog trainer Lee Charles Kelley, a clever kennel owner, his lady love, and his loyal canines must solve their most sinister mystery...


One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest

Pauline Sokol #3

by Lori Avocato Avon (July 30, 2013)

When Pauline Sokol goes undercover to investigate brokers who match psychiatric patients with treatment facilities for high dollar bounties, she suddenly finds herself confined against her will in a mental hospital...


The Stiff and the Dead

Pauline Sokol #2

by Lori Avocato Avon (July 30, 2013)

This funny and charming second book in our promising new mass market mystery series features Pauline Sokol, a sassy 30–something ex–nurse turned medical insurance fraud investigator.

Pauline Sokol has just...


A Dose of Murder

Pauline Sokol #1

by Lori Avocato Avon (July 30, 2013)

After years of chasing around sniffly munchkins with a tongue depressor, nurse Pauline Sokol has had it. She's sick of being an "angel of mercy"—she'd like to raise some hell for once! But finding a new career...


Elements of Kill

by Christopher Lane Avon (November 01, 2011)

A mysterious ritual murder at a remote Alaskan oil rig brings an Inupiat Eskimo police detective back to the land of his People to catch a killer, and save his own hide.

Police Detective Ray Attla, an Inupiat...


Season of Death

by Christopher Lane Avon (November 01, 2011)

Inupiat police officer Ray Attla joins two of his police buddies for a three-day caribou hunt in the Alaskan Bush country. But when gear and supplies are lost, the trio fishes for food and pulls in the remains...


The Widows of Braxton County

by Jess Mcconkey Avon (July 23, 2013)

Widows of Braxton County by Jess McConkey is a haunting and suspenseful novel about family secrets and how well we really know the people we love.

 

Kate is looking forward to starting a new life with her new...


Irish Eyes

Callahan Garrity #8

by Mary Kay Andrews Avon (March 19, 2013)

Ex-cop Callahan Garrity was more than happy to leave the Atlanta P.D. behind her to start her own business -- the House Mouse cleaning service -- and to indulge in a bit of freelance private investigation on...


The New Girl: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist perfect for fans of Friend Request

by Ingrid Alexandra Avon (September 24, 2018)

‘Ingrid Alexandra creates incredible tension from page one. A thoroughly unsettling read – in the best way possible!’ Sarah Bailey You’ve only just met.

But she already knows you so well.

When Rachel...


If They Knew: The must-read, gripping thriller perfect for fans of Heidi Perks

by Joanne Sefton Avon (September 03, 2018)

‘The story was absorbing and the plotting flawless. Reminds me of Liane Moriarty’ Ingrid Alexandra, author of The New Girl

I know who you are.

I’ve come to pay you back.

Nobody in Barbara Marsden’s...


Perfect Silence

DI Callanach #4

by Helen Fields Avon (August 23, 2018)

‘Relentless pace, devilish cleverness and a laser-sharp focus on plot.’ Chris Brookmyre

When silence falls, who will hear their cries?

The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts...


Kiss of Death (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7)

by Paul Finch Avon (August 09, 2018)

Could this be the end for Heck?

The Sunday Times bestseller returns with an unforgettable crime thriller. Fans of MJ Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put this down.

Don’t let them catch you…...


11 Missed Calls: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat

by Elisabeth Carpenter Avon (July 26, 2018)

Here are two things I know about my mother:

1. She had dark hair, like mine.

2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.

Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared....


Death’s Door: A gripping, free short story for crime thriller fans from the Sunday Times bestseller

by Paul Finch Avon (June 29, 2018)

A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Stalkers, with an exclusive first look at the newest book, Kiss of Death!

Obsession makes the heart grow fonder . . .

When a stalking case lands...


Stalker

by Lisa Stone Avon (June 14, 2018)

Someone is always watching…

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his

evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship...


My Husband’s Lies: an unputdownable read for summer 2018

by Caroline England Avon (May 17, 2018)

‘I was gripped immediately’ KATERINA DIAMOND, author of THE TEACHER

‘Terrific characterisation, great writing and twists to leave you dizzy.’ TERESA DRISCOLL, author of I AM WATCHING YOU

Do you really...


The Rebel: A gripping thriller about facing your worst fear

by Jaime Raven Avon (April 05, 2018)

From the author of The Madam and The Mother comes a gripping new thriller that will have everyone talking!

‘I absolutely flipping well loved it’ Gingerbookgeek Sometimes you have to take the law into your...


Hold My Hand

by M.J. Ford Avon (March 06, 2018)

How long do you hunt for the missing?

A horrible vanishing act…

When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt, Dylan Jones, being taken by a clown at a carnival, she tries to alert the...


Hold My Hand

by M.J. Ford Avon (March 08, 2018)

‘Superb, gritty and realistic’ MEL SHERRATT, million copy bestseller

How long do you hunt for the missing?

A horrible vanishing act…

When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt,...


Perfect Death

DI Callanach #3

by Helen Fields Avon (January 25, 2018)

‘Relentless pace, devilish cleverness and a laser-sharp focus on plot.’ Chris Brookmyre

‘Without doubt, this is one of the best detective series I have read.’ Woman’s Way Magazine

Your new addiction...


Shadows: The gripping new crime thriller from the #1 bestseller

by Paul Finch Avon (October 19, 2017)

‘A fast-paced, terrifying journey.’ RACHEL ABBOTT

‘A born storyteller.’ PETER JAMES

’Intense action and an enthralling female lead.’ L.A. LARKIN

The SUNDAY TIMES bestseller returns with the second...


Loverboy

by R G. Belsky Avon (December 26, 2017)

Dear Lucy,

Hello again, my lovely. Here's a riddle for you:

What has two arms, two legs, no face--and is red all over

ATTENTION WOMEN OF NEW YORK CITY:

I love you all. I really do.

I love you to death.

Now, due...


Playing Dead

by R G. Belsky Avon (January 02, 2018)

It's been eleven years since David Galvin terrorized New York City with a series of gruesome murders. He picked his victim at random and stalked her silently, taking pleasure in a game of pretend until he captured...


The Wife’s Secret: A dark psychological thriller with a stunning twist

by Caroline England Avon (October 05, 2017)

Previously published as Beneath the Skin

‘I was gripped immediately’ KATERINA DIAMOND, author of THE TEACHER

‘I didn't want this book to end.’ ELISABETH CARPENTER, author of 99 RED BALLOONS

Three women....


Bad Sister: ‘Tense, convincing… kept me guessing’ Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies

by Sam Carrington Avon (October 05, 2017)

'How do you support victims of crime when you live with unresolved mysteries of your own? Psychologist Connie Summers is a fascinatingly flesh-and-blood guide through this twisty thriller.' Louise Candlish

‘...


The Angel: A shocking new thriller – read if you dare!

by Katerina Diamond Avon (September 21, 2017)

The Queen of Grip-lit is back…

‘A terrific story, originally told. All hail the new Queen of Crime!’ HEAT

‘A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. This...


The Mother: A shocking thriller about every mother’s worst fear…

by Jaime Raven Avon (September 07, 2017)

I’ve taken your daughter, as punishment for what you did …

Prepare to be gripped by the heart-stopping new thriller from the author of The Madam.

South London detective Sarah Mason is a single mother....


99 Red Balloons: A chillingly clever psychological thriller with a stomach-flipping twist

by Elisabeth Carpenter Avon (August 24, 2017)

Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her,...


Perfect Prey

DI Callanach #2

by Helen Fields Avon (July 27, 2017)

‘Without doubt, this is one of the best detective series I have read.’ Woman’s Way Magazine

Your new addiction starts here: get hooked on the #1 bestselling series. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter...


The Darkness Within: A heart-pounding thriller that will leave you reeling

by Lisa Stone Avon (July 13, 2017)

The Darkness Within hooked me from the start. Once you start you won't be able to stop!’ Katerina Diamond, No.1 bestselling author of The Teacher

A gripping new thriller debut that asks the question,...


Obsession: The bestselling psychological thriller with a shocking ending

by Amanda Robson Avon (May 04, 2017)

The #1 ebook bestseller

‘Thrilling, unputdownable, a fabulous rollercoaster of a read – I was obsessed by this book’ B A PARIS, bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

‘One of the sexiest, most...


Ashes to Ashes: An unputdownable thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 6)

by Paul Finch Avon (April 06, 2017)

The Sunday Times bestseller returns with his next unforgettable crime thriller. Fans of MJ Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put this down.

John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in...