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Death of a Macho Man: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #12

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (March 06, 2001)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A MACHO MAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryWhen Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one of the many...


Family Reunion

by Carol Smith Mysterious Press (February 07, 2001)

Odile Annesley, once-beloved matriarch to the grand Annesley clan, has been living in self-imposed exile for forty years following a family tragedy. With her eightieth birthday approaching, she contacts her...


Death of a Dustman: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #17

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (March 06, 2001)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A DUSTMAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryThe garbage collectors in Britain are still called dustmen, and Lochdubh's dustman is an abusive drunk named...


Death of an Addict: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #15

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (March 01, 2001)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF AN ADDICT: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryFormer drug addict Tommy Jarret rents a Scottish chalet to check out reports of a sea monster. But when he...


Bad News

by Donald E. Westlake Mysterious Press (April 11, 2001)

John Dortmunder doesn't like manual labor. So when he gets the offer of money to dig up a grave, he balks . . . then he wonders why Fitzroy Guilderpost, criminal mastermind, wants to pull a switcheroo of two...


Death of a Dentist

Hamish Macbeth #13

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (June 22, 1999)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A DENTIST: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryA blinding toothache sends Hamish Macbeth 120 miles out of Lochdubh to the dentist Frederick Gilchrist, only...


Death of a Scriptwriter

Hamish Macbeth #14

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (June 22, 1999)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A SCRIPTWRITER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery HOLLYWOOD IN THE HIGHLANDS

With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Lochdubh Constable...


Death of a Nag

Hamish Macbeth #11

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (June 22, 1999)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A NAG: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryLochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal...


Cold Smoked

Jane da Silva #4

by K. K. Beck Mysterious Press (May 15, 2001)

Under the terms of eccentric Uncle Harold's will, Jane da Silva can only access her trust fund if she investigates "hopeless cases" for the Bureau for Righting Wrongs. Low on cash and waiting for a hopeless...


Electric City

Jane da Silva #3

by K. K. Beck Mysterious Press (May 15, 2001)

A mousy, secretive researcher at a news-clipping service who recently won $20,000 on "Jeopardy!" is missing. Who is Irene March?

That's the answer (in the form of a question) facing investigator Jane da Silva,...


Death of a Charming Man: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #10

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (March 06, 2001)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A CHARMING MAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryAll Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wants to do is fish and drink coffee with his fiance. Then a mysterious stranger...


A Smile on the Face of the Tiger

Amos Walker #14

by Loren D. Estleman Mysterious Press (September 01, 2000)

In Estleman's latest novel, Amos Walker is back on the streets of Detroit as he investigates the mysterious death of an ageing pulp fiction writer.


A Highland Christmas

Hamish Macbeth #16

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (April 11, 2000)

Celebrate the holidays with M. C. Beaton, the queen of cozy mysteries!

In the dark, wintry highlands of Lochdubh, Scotland, where the local Calvinist element resists the secular trimmings of Christmas, the spirit...


We Interrupt This Broadcast

by K. K. Beck Mysterious Press (May 15, 2001)

Alice Jordan's dentist husband has just run off with his hygienist and she is desperate for a job. Because Alice has done some volunteer work for the symphony, she manages to talk herself into a job as a commissioned...


The Hook

by Donald E. Westlake Mysterious Press (April 11, 2001)

Critically acclaimed for his recent bestseller, "The Ax, " Westlake returns with a tale of twisted psychological suspense involving two cunning authors--and one deadly proposition.


The Mortician's Daughter

by Elizabeth Bloom Mysterious Press (August 22, 2006)

Ginny Lavoie has just been suspended from the NYPD when she gets a late-night phone call and hears two awful words: "Danny's dead." That message-a plea from her childhood best friend to solve the brutal murder...


What's the Worst That Could Happen?

by Donald E. Westlake Mysterious Press (April 11, 2001)

It started with a ring. A cheap ring. The yellow metal said brass, not gold, and the sparkly bits were certainly not diamonds. But the ring belonged to May's horseplaying uncle, who swore it brought good luck....


Smoke

by Donald E. Westlake Mysterious Press (April 11, 2001)

Due to a foiled burglary in a high-tech lab doing research for cigarette manufacturers, Freddie Noon, the thief, is now invisible. This condition has clear-cut advantages for a man in Freddie's profession, but...


The Revenge of Kali-Ra

by K. K. Beck Mysterious Press (May 15, 2001)

Nadia Wentworth is a Hollywood star. A big star. And she's so dreadfully bored on location in the South Pacific, she begins reading the first thing her assistant can dig up: a piece of gloriously bad pulp fiction...


Murder in the Rough: Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers

by Otto Penzler Mysterious Press (July 15, 2008)

Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Ken Bruen, Christopher Coake, Stephen Collins, Tom Franklin, Jonathan Gash, Steve Hamilton, H.R.F. Keating, Laura Lippman, Bradford Morrow, Ian Rankin, John Sandford, William G....


The Curse of the Pharaohs

Amelia Peabody #2

by Elizabeth Peters Mysterious Press (March 01, 2010)

One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe of Crocodile on the Sandbank. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation...


Crocodile on the Sandbank

Amelia Peabody #1

by Elizabeth Peters Mysterious Press (March 01, 2010)

"If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson."-Publishers Weekly

Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks...


Dandelion Murders

by Rebecca Rothenberg Mysterious Press (November 29, 2009)

Adjusting to a new job at a California agricultural station, microbiologist Claire Sharples discovers some unauthorized pesticide usage at a local vineyard and a body in an irrigation ditch.


A Cruel Season for Dying

by Harker Moore Mysterious Press (September 26, 2009)

* Originally detective series captivate crime readers everywhere: Michael Connelly's City of Bones (Little, Brown and Company, 4/02) and A Darkness More Than Night (Little, Brown and Company, 2001), featuring...


Murder Is My Racquet: Fourteen Original Tales of Love, Death, and Tennis by Today's Great Writers

by Otto Penzler Mysterious Press (November 29, 2009)

Murder is My Racquet is the most thrilling way to read about tennis, murder and intrigue. This collection of stories by famous mystery writers, including Ridley Pearson and Lawrence Block, deal with the prestige...


Final Edit

by Robert A Carter Mysterious Press (November 29, 2009)

Nicholas Barlow, an erudite, successful book publisher, dislikes editor Parker Foxcroft--an arrogant, ruthless womanizer and literary snob, but whose authors bring in prestige and literary prizes--until somebody...


The Reporter

by Kelly Lange Mysterious Press (October 31, 2009)

Jack Nathanson's third wife Maxi is helping the police with their enquiries into Jack's murder. Many have a motive for killing him but for Maxi the spotlight must be beamed on to Jack's secret mistress who had...


Murder at the Foul Line: Original Tales of Hoop Dreams and Deaths from Today's Great Writers

by Otto Penzler Mysterious Press (October 31, 2009)

Refereed by editor Otto Penzler, this anthology collects fourteen, original tales of buzzer-beating suspense and postgame mayhem. "In "Keller's Double Dribble," Lawrence Block tails a clueless hitman with courtside...


Amateur Night

Jane da Silva #2

by K. K. Beck Mysterious Press (May 15, 2001)

It's been a long time since she solved her first "hopeless case" and Jane da Silva is running out of money. Her Uncle Harold's bizarre will provides her with a handsome income if she successfully runs his Foundation...


The Ax

by Donald E. Westlake Mysterious Press (April 11, 2001)

The multi-award-winning, widely-acclaimed mystery master Donald E. Westlake delivers a masterpiece with this brilliant, laser-sharp tale of the deadly consequences of corporate downsizing.

Burke Devore is a middle-aged...


Out of Mind

by Catherine Sampson Mysterious Press (June 27, 2009)

- Catherine Sampson's first novel, "Falling Off Air, was published in Mysterious Press hardcover in 8/04 and introduced readers to Robin Ballantyne. It will be published in trade paperback in 8/05.- Catherine...


The Quotable Sherlock Holmes

by John H. Watson & Ruthanne Garlock Mysterious Press (June 27, 2009)

Arguably the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes' deductive reasoning was an object lesson in meticulous observation shot with cunning wit. Now, everyone from the most dedicated Baker Street...


The Second Mouse

Joe Gunther #17

by Archer Mayor Mysterious Press (October 19, 2006)

Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a landscape come to life are mainstays of Archer Mayor's New England thrillers. With a gift for vivid writing, he has made "an honorable art form of the regional mystery,"...


A Wild and Lonely Place

Sharon McCone #15

by Marcia Muller Mysterious Press (May 30, 2009)

The bestselling author of Till the Butchers Cut Him Down presents her latest mystery starring Saron McCone. Investigating a terrorist bombing at the Consulate of an Arab Emirate, Sharon is thinking only of the...


Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

Sharon McCone #14

by Marcia Muller & Dick Lehr Mysterious Press (May 30, 2009)

P.I. Sharon McCone has struck out on her own and needs all the clients she can get - even a shady character from her Berkeley days. From the moment T.J. "Suitcase" Gordon whisks her off in his private helicopter,...


Now You See Her

by Cecelia Tishy Mysterious Press (May 30, 2009)

The first book in an exciting series featuring psychic Regina Cutter, Now You See Her brings a thrilling new dimension to Mysterious Press. From The X-Files to The Sixth Sense to Martha Lawrence's popular Astrology...


Some Deaths Before Dying

by Peter Dickinson Mysterious Press (May 30, 2009)

The New York Times Book Review calls multiple-award winner Peter Dickinson "a stylist of subtle brilliance". Always surprising and incisive, the author of The Yellow Room Conspiracy and dozens of other unique...


Saving Room for Dessert

by K. C. Constantine Mysterious Press (May 30, 2009)

For former Air Force veteran and ex-mall security guard William Rayford, making the cut as Rocksburg's first African American cop fulfilled one of his life's ambitions, even though it sometimes still gives him...


Sacred Cows

by Karen E Olson Mysterious Press (July 31, 2007)

Police reporter Annie Seymour tries to solve the mystery of a murdered Yale-student-by-day, escort-by-night. If things weren't bizarre enough, New Haven, Connecticut, is being infiltrated by a parade of ceramic...


Dangerous Women

by Otto Penzler Mysterious Press (July 31, 2007)

The acclaimed authors in this anthology are collectively responsible for dozens of "New York Times" bestsellers. Legendary editor Otto Penzler owns the Mysterious Bookshop in New York and is founder of the Mysterious...


A Hopeless Case

Jane da Silva #1

by K. K. Beck Mysterious Press (May 15, 2001)

Jane da Silva knows a Cole Porter tune and a silky voice will only carry you so far through the urbane cabarets of Europe. So when the young widow's "eccentric" Uncle Harold dies, she jets back to the States...


The Accusers

Marcus Didius Falco #15

by Lindsey Davis Mysterious Press (July 31, 2007)

Fresh from his trip to Britain, Marcus Didius Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of two real life lawyers at the top of...


The Fractal Murders

by Mark Cohen Mysterious Press (July 31, 2007)

Jane Smythe, a math professor specializing in fractal geometry, is shocked to learn that three professors with the same specialty have died amid mysterious circumstances. That's where Pepper Keane, an ex-Marine...


Kahawa

by Donald E. Westlake Mysterious Press (April 11, 2001)

In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and...


See Isabelle Run

by Elizabeth Bloom Mysterious Press (July 31, 2007)

Combining thrills with attitude, this novel follows a jilted bride uncoveringsinister secrets at a multimedia empire.


Ecstasy: An Alex Bernier Mystery

by Beth Saulnier Mysterious Press (September 26, 2009)

* Saulnier's previous hardcover, Bad Seed (Mysterious press, 2/02), is a Featured Alternate of The Mystery Guild. It will be published in mass market in 3/03.

* Hip and funny, Saulnier's style recalls Jen Banbury's...


The Earthquake Bird

by Susanna Jones Mysterious Press (September 26, 2009)

A haunting first novel set in Tokyo, "The Earthquake Bird" reveals a murder on its first page and takes its readers into the mind of the chief suspect, Lucy Fly -- a young vulnerable English girl living and...


False Witness

by Dexter Dias Mysterious Press (September 26, 2009)

An internationally acclaimed attorney presents a courtroom drama about a young English barrister who finds his world turned upside down when he defends a pulp novelist accused of killing a young girl. A first...


Murder at the Racetrack: Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers

by Otto Penzler Mysterious Press (September 26, 2009)

Lawrence Block, in Keller by a Nose," asks what obsession holds more hazards than betting on the ponies. The answer will surprise you...Max Allan Collins's "That Kind of Nag" proves that it's bad to play the...


Death of a Maid

Hamish Macbeth #22

by M. C. Beaton Mysterious Press (February 22, 2007)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A MAID: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryMrs. Gillespie is famous around the northwest of Sutherland for being the best charwoman ever. Of course, if...