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The Girl Next Door: A Novel

by Ruth Rendell Scribner (October 07, 2014)


From crime legend Ruth Rendell, a psychologically intriguing novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves across a group of astonishingly carnal...

Vertigo 42

by Martha Grimes Scribner (June 03, 2014)

The inimitable Richard Jury returns in the latest in the bestselling mystery series: “Martha Grimes has written a whodunit with terrific characters and a grand plot mixed with her unique droll wit. Vertigo...

The Siren Queen: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's

Ursula Blanchard #8

by Fiona Buckley Scribner (May 21, 2013)

The year is 1569. Ursula Blanchard, illegitimate half sister to Queen Elizabeth I and sometime spy on the Queen's behalf, is happily married to wealthy Hugh Stannard and living quietly in the country. Ursula's...

Death and the Chaste Apprentice

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 02, 2013)

At the Ketterick Arts Festival no one relishes the dubious art of innuendo more than Des Capper, a font of dubious gossip and unwanted advice. To the horror of the actors and singers performing at the Festival,...

At Death's Door

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 02, 2013)

In Barnard’s smoothly skilled sixteenth mystery, Caroline and Roderick Cotterel live a quiet life in Sussex with their grown, learning-disabled daughter and Roderick’s senile, bedridden father Benedict,...

Out of the Blackout

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

With the Nazis bombing London on a nightly basis, many families sent their children to the comparative safety of the countryside. When the Blitz ended, the families came for their kids, but no one ever came...

Fete Fatale

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

The rigidly conservative town of Hexton-on-Weir, where twelve-year residents, such as veterinarian Marcus Kitteredge and his wife Helen, are still regarded as newcomers, sponsors a church fair which becomes...

Political Suicide

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

When the body of a Member of Parliament is found floating in the Thames, everyone assumes it is suicide, except for Superintendent Sutcliffe, whose investigation of the case reveals some nasty and ruthless politics....

The Cherry Blossom Corpse

Perry Trethowan #5

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Scotland Yard’s Perry Trethowan never wanted to make the trip to Norway for the World Association of Romantic Novelists convention. But it was hard saying no to his newly published sister, Christobel. And...

The Skeleton in the Grass

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Sara Causseley could not be more delighted by her new job as governess to the aristocratic Hallam clan. The children are adorable, the gardens are a dream, and the conversation stimulating. But ominous political...


Perry Trethowan #4

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

In the Soho studio of Bodies magazine are found four corpses: a photographer, his assistant, an actress-student and a young bodybuilder. Perry Trethowan of London’s C.I.D. can’t discern a motive for the...

A Murder in Mayfair: A Novel of Suspense

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Can the rich get away with murder, or is there always a price? Two days in May bring Colin Pinnock’s career to a peak. His party wins a stunning election victory and he wins a new government office. What a...

Unholy Dying: A Crime Novel

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 26, 2013)

England's celebrated, multiple-award-winning master crime novelist returns with a witty and poignant chiller about the evil of gossip and the sin of indifference.

Father Christopher Pardoe is a good priest....

Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (of Course)

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 26, 2013)

Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, overweight and overbearing, collapses and dies at his birthday party while indulging his taste for rare liquors. He had promised his daughter he would be polite and charitable for...

The Habit of Widowhood

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 26, 2013)

Prize-winning author Robert Barnard presents seventeen witty mystery stories featuring everyday characters who discover their potential for murder, including a young woman who weds a string of old men and develops...

The Immaculate Deception

by Iain Pears Scribner (June 24, 2005)

From internationally bestselling author Iain Pears comes the seventh in his Jonathan Argyll series -- an intriguing mystery of love, loss, and artistic license.

For newlywed and Italian art theft squad head...

The Graveyard Position

by Robert Barnard Scribner (May 03, 2005)

From master of mystery Robert Barnard comes a brilliantly witty and piercingly observant new suspense novel featuring one of the most dysfunctional families ever to grace crime fiction.

Meet the Cantelos of...

The Mistress of Alderley

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 11, 2003)

Robert Barnard, one of the great contemporary masters of classic mystery, returns with a brilliant new tale of passion and deception.

Well-known actress Caroline Fawley has given up a successful stage and television...

Extreme Indifference

by Stephanie Kane Scribner (November 11, 2003)

A naked girl in handcuffs and a dog collar stumbles out of the woods, collapsing at the side of the road. She's University of Colorado coed Amy Lynch, a daughter of wealth and privilege, who was last seen at...

Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime

by John Dunning Scribner (August 16, 2001)

Widely acclaimed for his groundbreaking crime novels Booked to Die and The Bookman's Wake, award-winning author John Dunning triumphantly returns with a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer...

Dying Flames

by Robert Barnard Scribner (May 16, 2006)

From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger-winning crime writer . . .

Some memories are better left buried in the past. Well-known author Graham Broadbent has managed to repress one particularly...

A Cry from the Dark

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 17, 2004)

Master of mystery Robert Barnard, internationally acclaimed for his suspenseful, witty literary gems, cleverly mixes past and present in A Cry from the Dark, an intriguing tour de force sweeping from 1930s Australia...

A Fall from Grace

Charlie Peace #8

by Robert Barnard Scribner (May 08, 2007)

From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger-winning crime writer . . .

With A Fall from Grace, Robert Barnard triumphs once again with a witty tale of family discord and murder.


Birth Marks

by Sarah Dunant Scribner (February 28, 2005)

In Birth Marks, private investigator Hannah Wolfe gets a case worthy of the great detective novels she so admires. At first glance, this one doesn't fit the bill: she's asked to find a missing ballet dancer,...

The Bones in the Attic

Charlie Peace #7

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 24, 2002)

Matt Harper, a television and radio personality and a former professional soccer player, has just bought Elderholm, an old stone house in Leeds in the north of England. It's ideal for him, his partner Aileen,...

Tigerlily's Orchids: A Novel

by Ruth Rendell Scribner (June 14, 2011)


Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors?

When Stuart Font throws a housewarming party, he invites all the residents of his new building—among...