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The Glass House

by David Rotenberg Touchstone (November 18, 2014)

Decker Roberts is back in the riveting climax to the Junction Chronicles series.

Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you’re telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift has become...


The River Burns

by Trevor Ferguson Touchstone (April 22, 2014)

Trevor Ferguson, one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, returns with The River Burns, his long-awaited new novel.

The River Burns tells the story of a small town in crisis, the mistakes people make, and the...


The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #5

by Will Thomas Touchstone (May 10, 2011)

When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to...


Vital Secrets

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (July 05, 2011)

This is the third novel in the action-packed Marc Edwards mysteries, set during the rebellions of 1830s Upper Canada. A follow-up to Turncoat and Solemn Vows.


Dubious Allegiance

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (July 24, 2012)

The fourth novel in the action-packed Marc Edwards mystery series, set during the rebellions of 1830s Upper Canada.

Autumn 1837: the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada are on the eve of open revolt. Lieutenant...


Solemn Vows

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (January 04, 2011)

A search for a man armed with a rifle that hasn’t been shot since the war of 1812 leads to an investigation that takes Marc Edwards from a newspaper office into the mansions of the Family Compact, and even...


Dog Beach

by John Fusco Touchstone (September 09, 2014)

Acclaimed screenwriter and creator of the Netflix original series Marco Polo, John Fusco’s “vivid, action-packed tale of Asian gangsters and Hollywood moviemaking” (Publishers Weekly) follows the exploits...


Target America

by Scott McEwen & Thomas Koloniar Touchstone (June 03, 2014)

From the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which the fabled Special Ops unit is activated to stop a group of terrorists from launching “suitcase”...


No Mercy: A Mystery

Mercy Gunderson #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2011

by Lori Armstrong Touchstone (January 12, 2010)

From award-winning author Lori Armstrong comes a gripping tale of brutal murder, as former army sniper Mercy Gunderson learns anew when she returns to the family ranch that, for the weak, the western plains...


Mercy Kill: A Mystery

Mercy Gunderson #2

by Lori Armstrong Touchstone (January 11, 2011)

Former Black Ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson isn’t adjusting well to the laid-back rhythm of civilian life on her family’s ranch in South Dakota. To fill her time, Mercy accepts a temporary bartending gig...


The Ark

by Boyd Morrison Touchstone (May 11, 2010)

In national bestselling author Boyd Morrison’s debut, the unraveling of one of the greatest archeological mysteries from the bible—Noah’s Ark—could threaten civilization itself in this blockbuster hailed...


The Hanging Tree

Starvation Lake #2

by Bryan Gruley Touchstone (August 03, 2010)

WHEN GRACIE McBRIDE, the wild girl who had left town eighteen years earlier, is found dead in an apparent suicide shortly after her homecoming, it sends shock waves through her native Starvation Lake. Gus Carpenter,...


The Red Dahlia

Anna Travis #2

by Lynda La Plante Touchstone (July 03, 2007)

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!

"FOR THOSE WHO LOVE MYSTERIES BUT WISH THAT PATRICIA CORNWELL HAD A DIRTIER MIND,"* the author of Above Suspicion and the acclaimed Prime Suspect series returns with a new mystery....


A Bad Day's Work

by Nora McFarland Touchstone (August 03, 2010)

Lilly Hawkins is having one of those days. . . .

The last thing she needs is a murder to solve.

Nothing seems to be going Lilly’s way. A TV news photographer at her hometown television station, she’s one...


In the Blood

by Lisa Unger Touchstone (January 07, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling author and International Thriller Writers “Best Novel” finalist Lisa Unger returns to the dark psychological suspense that made Beautiful Lies a bestseller around the world....


Death of a Patriot

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (January 07, 2014)

As the winter cold settles over Upper and Lower Canada, sparks still fly between the provinces. But while the fate of the colony is debated in the British parliament, a more pressing danger threatens the fledgling...


Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile

by Gyles Brandreth Touchstone (September 01, 2009)

Playwright and raconteur Oscar Wilde embarks on another adventure as he sets sail for America in the 1880s on a roller coaster of a lecture tour. But the adventure doesn't truly begin until Oscar boards an ocean...


Deadly Intent: An Anna Travis Mystery

Anna Travis #4

by Lynda La Plante Touchstone (July 07, 2009)

From award-winning author Lynda La Plante comes the latest detective story involving Anna Travis, who must juggle old and new love affairs while tracking down one of the world’s deadliest drug dealers.

Ruthless...


Inherit the Dead: A Novel

by Lee Child, C. J. Box, Charlaine Harris & John Connolly et al. Touchstone (October 08, 2013)

TWENTY THRILLING WRITERS. ONE CHILLING MYSTERY.

More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel—a collaboration among some of the most popular mystery and thriller...


Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol: A Mystery

by Gyles Brandreth Touchstone (May 14, 2013)

In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist,...


Swimming at Night: A Novel

by Lucy Clarke Touchstone (March 12, 2013)

People go traveling for two reasons: because they are searching for something, or they are running from something.

Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia,...


The Next Time You See Me: A Novel

by Holly Goddard Jones Touchstone (February 12, 2013)

Hailed as “an astoundingly good novel” by Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, and winner of the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award, The Next Time You See Me is a gripping tale...


The Man in the Queue

Inspector Alan Grant #1

by Josephine Tey & Robert Barnard Touchstone (January 08, 2013)

Inspector Alan Grant searches for the identity of a man killed in the line at a theater and for the identity of the killer—whom no one saw.

A long line had formed for the standing-room-only section of the Woffington...


The Daughter of Time

Inspector Alan Grant #5

by Josephine Tey Touchstone (January 08, 2013)

"One of the best mysteries of all time" (The New York Times)—Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of...


Merciless: A Mystery

Mercy Gunderson #3

by Lori Armstrong Touchstone (January 08, 2013)

In the spirit of J.A. Jance, Nevada Barr, and C.J. Box comes Shamus Award-winning author Lori Armstrong’s sharp and gritty Merciless, about Black Ops army sniper-turned-FBI agent Mercy Gunderson and her quest...


To Love and Be Wise

Inspector Alan Grant #4

by Josephine Tey Touchstone (December 25, 2012)

A witty and sophisticated mystery featuring bestselling author Josephine Tey’s popular Inspector Alan Grant, a beloved character created by a woman considered to be one of the greatest mystery writers of all...


Miss Pym Disposes

by Josephine Tey Touchstone (December 25, 2012)

Miss Lucy Pym, a popular English psychologist, is guest lecturer at a physical training college. The year's term is nearly over, and Miss Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness in the behavior...


A Shilling for Candles

Inspector Alan Grant #2

by Josephine Tey Touchstone (December 25, 2012)

Was there anyone who didn’t want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead?

Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact of life. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something...


The Franchise Affair

Inspector Alan Grant #3

by Josephine Tey Touchstone (December 25, 2012)

Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country...


Brat Farrar

by Josephine Tey Touchstone (December 25, 2012)

What begins as a ploy to claim an inheritance ends with the impostor’s life hanging in the balance.

In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick...


Going to the Bad: A Lilly Hawkins Mystery

by Nora McFarland Touchstone (August 07, 2012)

NEWSHOUND LILLY HAWKINS IS BACK, AND THIS TIME THE STORY SHE’S CHASING IS HER OWN.

Working as a TV news photographer at her hometown television station, Lilly has documented Bakersfield’s most violent crimes...


Duel to the Death

by J.A. Jance Touchstone (March 20, 2018)

From New York Times bestselling author and “grand master of the game” (The Providence Journal) J.A. Jance, an electrifying new thriller featuring Ali Reynolds.

After taking down the man responsible for his...


The Skeleton Box

Starvation Lake #3

by Bryan Gruley Touchstone (June 05, 2012)

Does Gus Carpenter really want to know what’s inside the skeleton box? In Anthony– and Barry Award–winning author Bryan Gruley’s gripping new novel, Gus must decide if the truth is better off dead and...


Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

by Gyles Brandreth Touchstone (May 08, 2012)

Oscar Wilde makes a triumphant return to sleuthing in the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed historical murder mystery series based on real events, featuring Wilde as the detective aided by his friend Arthur...


Shroud for a Nightingale

Adam Dalgliesh #4

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

Hailed as “mystery at its best” by The New York Times, Shroud for a Nightingale is the fourth book in bestselling author P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh mystery series.

The young women of Nightingale House...


An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Cordelia Gray #1

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces bestselling mystery author P.D. James’s courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a “top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way” (The...


Unnatural Causes

Adam Dalgliesh #3

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

The third installment in the classic Adam Dalgliesh mystery series, Unnnatural Causes is another must-read page-turner from bestselling author P.D. James, “the reigning mistress of murder” (Time).

Maurice...


The Skull Beneath the Skin: A Cordelia Gray Mystery

Cordelia Gray #2

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

Invited to protect an actress within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, Detective Cordelia Gray finds the stage is set for death.

Actress Clarissa Lisle has always been famous for her ravishing beauty—and...


The Black Tower

Adam Dalgliesh #5

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes...


A Mind to Murder

Adam Dalgliesh #2

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

The second book to feature Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A Mind To Murder is a “superbly satisfying mystery” (Chicago Daily News) from bestselling author P.D. James.

On the surface, the Steen...


Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

Adam Dalgliesh #1

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery...


Death of an Expert Witness

Adam Dalgliesh #6

by P.D. James Touchstone (April 17, 2012)

In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, “the reigning mistress of murder” (Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted...


Darkness All Around

by Doug Magee Touchstone (October 18, 2011)

When there’s DARKNESS ALL AROUND . . . some memories are best forgotten

Within the span of one harrowing week, Risa’s alcoholic husband, Sean, disappears, and her best friend, Carol, is brutally murdered....


Heart of the City

by Robert Rotenberg Touchstone (August 01, 2017)

In the latest thrilling crime novel from bestselling author Robert Rotenberg, Homicide Detective Ari Greene discovers the bludgeoned body of Toronto’s most reviled developer behind his controversial new construction...


The Red Hunter

by Lisa Unger Touchstone (April 25, 2017)

What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this “heart-stopping thriller” (Publishers Weekly) with “plenty of action” (Kirkus Reviews) by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two...


Still Mine

by Amy Stuart Touchstone (August 16, 2016)

A taut psychological thriller in the vein of The Good Girl by Mary Kubica.

Clare is on the run.

From her past, from her husband, and from her own secrets. When she turns up alone in the remote mining town of Blackmore...


Man Overboard

by J.A. Jance Touchstone (March 21, 2017)

Ali Reynolds returns in this suspenseful thriller featuring New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s signature “fast pacing, surprising plot twists, and a strong, principled heroine” (Booklist).

Cybersecurity...


Looks to Die For

by Janice Kaplan Touchstone (February 13, 2007)

As the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars, Lacy Fields is stunned to the tips of her Chanel-manicured toenails the...


Hand of Evil

by J.A. Jance Touchstone (December 18, 2007)

In this heart stopping New York Times bestseller, Jance weaves a masterful story of suspense that travels over generations, revealing two very different women with one horrifying secret.

With his hand trapped...


The Limehouse Text

Barker & Llewelyn #3

by Will Thomas Touchstone (July 04, 2006)

In The Limehouse Text, Barker and Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book...