Hidden Depths by Ann Cleeves: A mother arrives home to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. Detective Inspector Vera Stranhope is intrigued until another body is found in a rock pool, and Vera must work quickly to find the killer. As the residents are forced to share their darkest secrets, the killer watches, waits and plans to prepare another beautiful, watery grave.
Murder on the Left Bank by Cara Black: A dying man who has been helping dirty cops launder stolen money tries to deliver a notebook that contains his full confession into the hands of La Proc, Paris’s chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route the courier is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Private investigator Aimee Leduc is hired to find the notebook, but she is reluctant to get involved since her father’s name might be among the dirty cops.
Probably Claws by Rita Mae Brown: Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her friends and animal companions pursue the threads of a mystery dating back to Virginia’s post-Revolutionary past, when their 18th-century predecessors struggled with the challenges of the fledgling country.
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly: When the body of a woman–who apparently died in childbirth–is discovered, Parker is hired to track down both her identity and her missing child. In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. But someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in much more than a missing child.
The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston: Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES’s final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc. What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon’s life–or bring it to a sudden, shocking close.
Turbulence by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone’s doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn’t seen the last of his new acquaintance.
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman: Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. On honeymoon in Bora Bora they find something in the water. Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events….
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain: While reporting in Madrid, journalist Martha Gellhorn finds herself unexpectedly–and uncontrollably–falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. When Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man’s wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer.