Books about Law Enforcement

  1. Deep Freeze

    by John Sandford
    Detective Lucas Davenport is forced to confront a serial killer while investigating a mysterious disappearance.

    Class reunions: a time for memories—good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly—in this, New York Times,—bestselling thriller from John Sandford.,Virgil knows the town of Trippton, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. The Late Show

    by Michael Connelly
    A female detective is thrust into a dangerous case, uncovering secrets of a criminal underworld.

    In this first installment of the Renée Ballard series, #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces a "complicated and driven" young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. The Force

    by Don Winslow
    An ex-cop's mission to take down the most powerful drug cartel in the world.

    Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the, New York Times,, NPR, Barnes & Noble,, Publisher's Weekly,, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist,, the, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Cruel and Unusual

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A detective delves into the depths of a serial killer's dark mind to uncover the truth.

    Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is called in to autopsy the body of convicted murderer Ronnie Waddell after his execution. Several days after the execution, a young boy is discovered ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Hard Way

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military drifter unravels a criminal conspiracy and takes justice into his own hands.

    In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. ... (Goodreads)

  6. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann
    Exposé of a series of murders of the Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma and the FBI's investigation.

    In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, ... (Goodreads)

  7. Walking Shadow

    by Robert B. Parker
    Private investigator Spenser is hired to protect a playwright from a stalker, but soon finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.

    The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he tries to solve the on-stage murder of an actor in the run-down town of Port City. While investigating the crime, he runs afoul of the local Chinese mob ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Big Bad Wolf

    by James Patterson
    Detective investigates a series of grisly murders in a small town.

    Cross is in the middle of his training at the FBI when he is assigned to work on a kidnapping case. A federal judge's wife has been kidnapped, and Cross discovers that her kidnapping fits the pattern ... (Wikipedia)

  9. To the Nines

    by Janet Evanovich
    An FBI agent and a bounty hunter team up to take down a criminal mastermind.

    Stephanie's cousin and boss, Vinnie, has written the visa bond for Samuel Singh, an Indian immigrant working temporarily in New Jersey. Now he has gone missing, and his landlord, Mrs. Apusenja, ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Hot Six

    by Janet Evanovich
    A crime-solving adventure set in the wilds of New Jersey, featuring a daring and resourceful female protagonist.

    The prologue begins at the point where, High Five, ended, revealing who Stephanie picked: Ranger or Joe Morelli. Five months later... Stephanie's latest FTA , Carol Zabo, is attempting to avoid ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

    by Bryan Burrough
    A detailed account of the crime wave in America during 1933-34 and the formation of the FBI to combat it.

    In Public Enemies , bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI to tell the full story—for the first time—of the most spectacular crime ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. Storm Prey

    by John Sandford
    A group of robbers take a hospital hostage to steal a patient's valuable item, but they didn't expect Lucas Davenport to be on their tail.

    A daring drugs raid on a Minneapolis hospital takes place on the same day that Lucas Davenport's wife, Weather, is due to perform an operation to separate conjoined twins. Investigating the raid, ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Guardian

    by Dee Henderson
    A suspenseful story of a woman's search for justice and redemption.

    A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness, and an assassin wants her dead. U.S. Marshall Marcus O'Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment . . . but he was wrong. ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Redbreast

    by Jo Nesbø
    Detective searches for clues to an elusive crime to find a killer terrorizing Oslo.

    The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The ... (Goodreads)

  15. Gathering Prey

    by John Sandford
    A detective and his team hunt a serial killer, uncovering secrets of the past.

    Letty a young college girl receives a call from Skye a traveler she met briefly in San Francisco. Remembering that Letty's adoptive father is a detective she requests help in finding her companion ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Silken Prey

    by John Sandford
    Detective Lucas Davenport races to solve a crime and capture a dangerous criminal.

    Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When ... (Goodreads)

  17. Tricky Twenty-Two

    by Janet Evanovich
    A crime-fighting team must work together to solve a series of baffling cases.

    Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka ... (Goodreads)

  18. Cop Hater

    by Ed McBain
    A cop killer is on the loose in the 87th precinct, and the detectives must race against time to catch him before he strikes again.

    The city has surrendered to a heat wave in July 1956. When detective Mike Reardon is on the way to work on the nightshift, he is murdered from behind with a .45 caliber handgun . As Steve Carella and ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Naked in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    A murder investigation set in a futuristic New York City, uncovering secrets about a criminal ring.

    In 2058, Eve Dallas, Lieutenant in the NYPSD (New York Police and Security Department) Homicide division, is tasked with finding the culprit who killed Sharon DeBlass, a licensed companion (that is, ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Cold Dish

    by Craig Johnson
    Small-town sheriff investigates a grizzly murder, uncovering dark secrets in the process.

    Walt Longmire, sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County, knows he's got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for ... (Goodreads)

  21. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

    by David Simon
    A year-long journey with Baltimore homicide detectives as they solve murders and navigate the city's complex social and political landscape.

    From the creator of HBO's, The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show. The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is ... (Goodreads)

  22. Memory in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    A detective story of murder and mystery, uncovering a killer's identity.

    Following the events in Origin in Death , Lt. Eve Dallas only wants a break as Christmas nears, but her past is coming back to haunt her. A television news special about her and her husband Roarke 's ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Visions in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Murder investigation of a serial killer targeting psychics in the city of New York.

    On one of the city's hottest nights, New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent to Central Park - and into a hellish new investigation. The victim is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark ... (Goodreads)

  24. Dirty White Boys

    by Stephen Hunter
    Three escaped convicts embark on a violent crime spree, pursued by a determined lawman.

    The opening chapters of Dirty White Boys articulately sets an impressionable tone for the remainder of the novel, as the story's main antagonist, Lamar Pye, a physically powerful, charismatic, ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Cartel

    by Don Winslow
    An explosive battle of power and greed between Mexico's drug cartels and the US government.

    From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, true-to-life, ripped-from-the-headlines epic story of power, corruption, ... (Goodreads)

  26. Creation in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    In a futuristic New York City, Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a series of murders that seem to be linked to a controversial scientific breakthrough.

    When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is catapulted back to a case nine years ... (Goodreads)

  27. Nine Dragons

    by Michael Connelly
    A detective races against time to save a kidnapped child in the bustling streets of Hong Kong.

    Harry Bosch is still back in homicide (no closer duty for him) and during a slow night he is asked to investigate a shooting in a "rougher" section of L.A. Harry and his partner (Detective Ignacio ... (Wikipedia)

  28. The Black Box

    by Michael Connelly
    A police detective's pursuit of justice in the face of a relentless killer.

    Bosch tackles a 20-year-old cold case which took place during the 1992 Los Angeles riots . A white photojournalist is found killed near a burned-out store. Harry Bosch and Jerry Edgar were the ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

    by Mark Bowden
    The pursuit of Pablo Escobar and his criminal empire by Colombian and American forces.

    A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation ... (Goodreads)

  30. True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

    by James Renner
    A journalist's obsession with the unsolved disappearance of Maura Murray leads him down a dangerous path of investigation and self-discovery.

    When an eleven-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That ... (Goodreads)

  31. End of Watch

    by Stephen King
    A retired detective confronts a powerful and mysterious force that has returned to terrorize a small town.

    Retired detective Bill Hodges, who now with his sidekick Holly runs the private investigation agency Finders Keepers, is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer . Given only months to live, he finds himself ... (Wikipedia)

  32. A Wanted Man

    by Lee Child
    Thrilling journey of an ex-military fugitive on the run, pursued by dangerous enemies.

    The novel opens with Jack Reacher, whose nose is broken from his last adventure (Worth Dying For), trying to get a ride out of Nebraska, hitch-hiking in the middle of the night, without any car ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Highwayman

    by Craig Johnson
    A Wyoming sheriff investigates a highwayman's murder, uncovering secrets and danger in the small town.

    When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of ... (Goodreads)

  34. Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories

    by Craig Johnson
    A collection of twelve short stories featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire and his adventures in Absaroka County, Wyoming.

    Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume—featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E’s, Longmire, Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short ... (Goodreads)

  35. Kill Alex Cross

    by James Patterson
    Detective Alex Cross is thrust into a thrilling and dangerous pursuit of a notorious killer.

    President Coyle's children, Zoe (who is depicted as 'always getting in trouble' or starting it) and Ethan (who is the opposite of his sister, and is often picked on and bullied by fellow students at ... (Wikipedia)

  36. The Concrete Blonde

    by Michael Connelly
    A detective's investigation of a serial killer, uncovering a complex web of deception.

    Detective Harry Bosch is pursuing "The Dollmaker", a serial killer who uses makeup to paint his victims. He gets a tip from a prostitute that a recent customer of hers, Norman Church, had a large ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Police

    by Jo Nesbø
    Crime novel set in Oslo, Norway, featuring a detective who must solve a case full of unexpected twists and turns.

    The tenth in the Oslo crime series featuring detective Harry Hole is the most sizeable entry yet; a twisting-turning saga that pits the gangly maverick against that most feared of serial killers, the ... (Wikipedia)

  38. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

    by Nick Bilton
    The thrilling account of how the FBI tracked down the founder of the notorious online black market, Silk Road.

    The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it. In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross ... (Goodreads)

  39. Wiseguy

    by Nicholas Pileggi
    The true story of an undercover mob informant, uncovering the truth about organized crime.

    "Wiseguy" is Nicholas Pileggi's remarkable bestseller, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of what some people call the Mafia. "Wiseguy" is Henry Hill's ... (Goodreads)

  40. Kindness Goes Unpunished

    by Craig Johnson
    A sheriff investigates a cold case, uncovering secrets and uncovering justice.

    Walt Longmire has been sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County for almost a quarter of a century and has meted out justice with charm and a high-powered sense of humor, but when Walt tags along with ... (Goodreads)

  41. Chiefs

    by Stuart Woods
    A small Georgia town is rocked by a series of murders spanning generations. Three police chiefs must solve the case before the killer strikes again.

    The First Chief: Will Henry Lee: The novel opens in 1919, when the growing town of Delano, Georgia hires its first police chief. The city council, led by banker and prominent investor Hugh Holmes, ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Golden Prey

    by John Sandford
    Lucas Davenport on the hunt for a violent criminal on the run in South Dakota.

    The man was smart and he didn’t mind killing people. Welcome to the big leagues, Davenport., Lucas Davenport’s first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory, in the thrilling new ... (Goodreads)

  43. A Perfect Evil

    by Alex Kava
    A gripping tale of suspense as a small town is plunged into terror, and a detective races against time to uncover the truth.

    A killer is watching . . . The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes ... (Goodreads)

  44. Promises in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    A homicide detective embarks on a mission to find her friend's murderer.

    Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken ... (Goodreads)

  45. Immortal in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder case involving immortality and resurrection.

    When Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a top model, she is putting her career on the line, because the prime suspect is her best friend. Eve's investigations lead her into the ... (Goodreads)

  46. Never Go Back

    by Lee Child
    Ex-army cop Jack Reacher returns to take on a powerful adversary.

    At a motel outside Washington D.C. , former army cop Jack Reacher is confronted by two men, who call him a disgrace and order him to leave town. Reacher refuses, and subdues them in a brief ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Desert Heat

    by J.A. Jance
    Detective Beaumont investigates a case of murder in the Arizona desert.

    A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun—a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Right Behind You

    by Lisa Gardner
    A gripping story of justice, revenge and the power of family.

    THE #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER! Lisa Gardner's latest thriller following her runaway hit Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights. Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's ... (Goodreads)

  49. The Coffin Dancer

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A daring criminal eludes capture from an FBI agent in a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase.

    Detective Lincoln Rhyme , the foremost criminal inspector in the Capitol as a Peacekeeper, is put on the trail of the Coffin Dancer, a cunning professional killer who has continually big-brained the ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Last Bus to Woodstock

    by Colin Dexter
    An Oxford detective unravels a murder mystery in a small town.

    Two young women are waiting in Oxford for a bus to the nearby town of Woodstock , and they decide to hitch a lift. Later that night, one of them, Sylvia Kaye, is found murdered and apparently ... (Wikipedia)

  51. NYPD Red 2

    by James Patterson
    NYPD Red detectives investigate a Hollywood starlet's murder while juggling their own personal dramas.

    NYPD Red's finest detectives are about to investigate a brutal crime scene in Central Park . . . but even their training can't prepare them for the biggest case of their careers. When NYPD Red ... (Barnes & Noble)

  52. The Body Farm

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A thrilling crime mystery, uncovering the truth behind a series of gruesome murders.

    Kay Scarpetta is called in to assist in the investigation of the brutal murder of 11-year-old Emily Steiner in rural North Carolina , whose murder resembles the handiwork of a serial killer who has ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Point of Origin

    by Patricia Cornwell
    An FBI agent investigates a string of arson cases, uncovering a mysterious criminal.

    Dr Kay Scarpetta, Virginia Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF , is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia that has been destroyed by fire. In ... (Wikipedia)

  54. A Thin Dark Line

    by Tami Hoag
    A small-town sheriff investigates a brutal murder and uncovers a web of corruption and deceit.

    Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Drop

    by Michael Connelly
    A Los Angeles Police detective investigates a case of lost money and a missing girl.

    The book was mentioned in a February 2011 interview, where Connelly explained that Bosch would be "handling two cases at once, a cold case that turns hot and the politically charged investigation ... (Wikipedia)

  56. See No Evil

    by Allison Brennan
    A serial killer is on the loose, and FBI agent Lucy Kincaid must use all her skills to stop him before he strikes again.

    A cunning killer hides in plain sight. A troubled teenage girl has been charged with the grisly murder of her stepfather. The evidence is damning: Emily was found alone at the scene with blood on her ... (Goodreads)

  57. Divided in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    An investigation into a suspicious death uncovers a sinister conspiracy.

    Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service and a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the ... (Goodreads)

  58. Wicked Prey

    by John Sandford
    Lucas Davenport, a detective, investigates a series of murders in Minneapolis. The killer is a wealthy psychopath who enjoys the thrill of the hunt.

    Danger stalks Lucas Davenport at work and all too close to home, in the superlative new thriller by the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. For twenty years, John Sandford's novels have been ... (Goodreads)

  59. The 5th Horseman

    by James Patterson
    A gripping crime thriller, as a doctor struggles to investigate a series of mysterious deaths.

    The story begins with a mysterious character named the Night Walker who kills a hospital patient, Jessie Falk. Two plots are intertwined; the first is about a serial killer murdering young girls and ... (Wikipedia)

  60. NYPD Red

    by James Patterson
    Two elite detectives investigate a series of high-stakes crimes in New York City.

    This third novel in the NYPD Red series centers on two of the NYPD Red detectives, Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald. NYPD Red, an entity invented by Patterson for his series, is an elite ... (Wikipedia)

  61. The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals

    by John E. Douglas
    A former FBI agent delves into the minds of violent criminals, exploring their motives and how to catch them.

    From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker — authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession — comes an unprecedented, insightful ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. Secret Prey

    by John Sandford
    Lucas Davenport investigates a murder case involving a wealthy businessman and his family, uncovering dark secrets and dangerous alliances.

    The company chairman lay dead in the woods, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with a reason not ... (Goodreads)

  63. Shadow Prey

    by John Sandford
    A Native American detective and his team investigate a series of gruesome murders in Minneapolis.

    The #1 'New York Times' bestselling series. Lucas Davenport goes on a city-to-city search for a bizarre ritualistic killer of a slumlord and a welfare supervisor butchered in Minneapolis . . . a ... (Goodreads)

  64. Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI

    by Robert K. Ressler
    A memoir of Robert K. Ressler's career as an FBI agent and his work in profiling and tracking serial killers.

    Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned form then how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us–and put them ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Cases That Haunt Us

    by John E. Douglas
    An exploration of unsolved cases, examining the psychology of criminal behavior.

    Violent. Provocative. Shocking. Call them what you will...but don't call them open and shut. Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? ... (Goodreads)

  66. Plum Spooky

    by Janet Evanovich
    A female bounty hunter teams up with a gang of peculiar characters to solve a mystery.

    Evanovich fans rejoice! Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for ... (Goodreads)

  67. Purity in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    In a future New York City, Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a series of murders linked to a cult obsessed with purity.

    Lt. Eve Dallas and her assistant, Delia Peabody , are called in by Officer Troy Trueheart after he has shot and killed a suspect named Louie Cogburn. The man, a known but unconvicted, normally ... (Wikipedia)

  68. Origin in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    In a futuristic New York City, Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a murder case that leads her to uncover dark secrets of the victim's past.

    When Lt. Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody are called to the murder scene of Dr. Wilfred B. Icove Sr., things already don't make sense. Dr. Icove was renowned as a sainted genius of cosmetic and ... (Wikipedia)

  69. Strangers in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a prominent businessman, uncovering a web of secrets and lies.

    In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled ... (Goodreads)

  70. Holiday in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    An investigation into the mysterious death of a celebrity reveals a sinister plot.

    An Alternate Cover edition can be found, here, No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts ... (Goodreads)

  71. Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

    by Robert K. Wittman
    A former FBI agent's memoir of his undercover work recovering stolen art and antiquities from around the world.

    In Priceless, Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his career for the first time. Rising from humble roots as the son of an antiques dealer, Wittman ... (Goodreads)

  72. Rough Country

    by John Sandford
    A murder investigation in a small Minnesota town uncovers a web of secrets and corruption.

    Virgil Flowers has always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he's probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a ... (Goodreads)

  73. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

    by Kevin D. Mitnick
    True story of an infamous hacker's journey of escape and evasion, eventually leading to his arrest and imprisonment.

    If they were a hall of fame or shame for computer hackers, a Kevin Mitnick plaque would be mounted the near the entrance. While other nerds were fumbling with password possibilities, this adept ... (Goodreads)

  74. Mortal Prey

    by John Sandford
    Lucas Davenport, a detective, is hired to protect a wealthy woman from a hitman. But things get complicated when the hitman turns out to be a woman.

    Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly ... (Goodreads)

  75. Heat Lightning

    by John Sandford
    A small town is rocked by a series of murders, and the sheriff must navigate the town's secrets to catch the killer.

    On a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A body has been found near a veterans’ memorial in Stillwater with two shots to the head and a lemon in his ... (Goodreads)

  76. Sworn to Silence

    by Linda Castillo
    A detective investigates a series of unsolved murders in a small Amish community.

    Some secrets are too terrible to reveal . . .Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve . . . In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side ... (Goodreads)

  77. Savage Run

    by C.J. Box
    A Wyoming game warden is on the hunt for a dangerous killer, while also trying to protect a herd of endangered wild horses.

    In Savage Run C.J. Box's acclaimed follow-up to his career-making debut Open Season game warden Joe Pickett looks into the bizarre death of an environmental activist...and what he finds is bigger and ... (Goodreads)

  78. Mad River

    by John Sandford
    A crime thriller featuring a detective's investigation into a series of gruesome murders.

    They thought they were Bonnie and Clyde. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a woman during a ... (Goodreads)

  79. Back of Beyond

    by C.J. Box
    A thrilling mystery novel about a detective who must solve a murder in the remote wilderness of Montana.

    Edgar Award-winning and, New York Times, bestselling author C.J. Box delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone, now reissued with additional bonus ... (Barnes & Noble)

  80. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

    by John E. Douglas
    A memoir of John E. Douglas, a former FBI agent who pioneered the profiling of serial killers.

    He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of ... (Goodreads)

  81. The Bitter Season

    by Tami Hoag
    A string of murders in Minneapolis leads detectives Kovac and Liska on a dangerous hunt for a killer.

    EVERY FAMILY HAS A SECRET. THEIRS WILL CHILL YOU TO THE CORE. #1 New York Times Bestselling author Tami Hoag returns to the bestselling series of her career with a Kovac and Liska case that will ... (Goodreads)

  82. Point Blank

    by Catherine Coulter
    FBI agent investigates a murder at a hospital, but the case becomes personal when his sister is kidnapped. Fast-paced thriller with twists and turns.

    The explosive action kicks off as treasure-hunting FBI agent Ruth Warnecki is on the trail of stolen Confederate gold hidden in Winkel’s Cave in western Virginia. She never expects to find herself ... (Goodreads)

  83. The Onion Field

    by Joseph Wambaugh
    A true crime story retelling a tragic kidnapping and its aftermath.

    This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field. ... (Goodreads)

  84. Hunting Badger

    by Tony Hillerman
    Navajo Tribal Police investigate a casino robbery and kidnapping, uncovering a web of deceit and corruption.

    Sophisticated robbers shoot the security guards at the Ute Casino, turn off the electricity and then steal the cash bagged and ready to be picked up for deposit to the bank. Cap Stoner is killed ... (Wikipedia)

  85. Brotherhood in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a series of murders linked to a gang from her husband's past, testing their relationship and loyalty.

    Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village ... (Goodreads)

  86. Cockroaches

    by Jo Nesbø
    A detective investigates a series of unexplainable deaths, uncovering a dark and twisted world.

    Norway 's ambassador to Thailand is found stabbed to death in a brothel on the outskirts of Bangkok . , Oslo detective Harry Hole is sent to help the Thai police solve the crime before the scandal ... (Wikipedia)

  87. Kindred in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a series of brutal murders that lead her to confront her own painful past.

    When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter ... (Goodreads)

  88. Second Watch

    by J.A. Jance
    A detective investigates a cold case while dealing with personal struggles and a new partner.

    Getting old is hell. J. P. Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee-replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most ... (Goodreads)

  89. Phantom Prey

    by John Sandford
    Detective Lucas Davenport investigates a series of murders in Minneapolis, with a phantom-like killer on the loose.

    A widow comes home to her large house in a wealthy, exclusive suburb to find blood on the walls, no body — and her college-age daughter missing. She's always known that her daughter ran with a bad ... (Goodreads)

  90. NYPD Red 3

    by James Patterson
    NYPD Red detectives investigate a string of high-profile crimes in New York City, including the murder of a billionaire businessman's son.

    This third novel in the NYPD Red series centers on two of the NYPD Red detectives, Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald. NYPD Red, an entity invented by Patterson for his series, is an elite ... (Wikipedia)

  91. Vengeance in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Detective Eve Dallas solves a gruesome murder, uncovering a deadly conspiracy.

    He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes ... (Goodreads)

  92. Any Other Name

    by Craig Johnson
    A Wyoming Sheriff investigates a cold case murder that uncovers a tangled web of secrets.

    A sheriff’s mysterious death spurs the new novel in the, New York Times, bestselling Walt Longmire series Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E ... (Goodreads)

  93. Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob

    by Dick Lehr
    The true story of FBI's corrupt alliance with the Irish Mob in Boston, led by notorious gangster Whitey Bulger.

    John Connoly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid 1970's, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's ... (Goodreads)

  94. I, Michael Bennett

    by James Patterson
    Detective Michael Bennett faces a ruthless Mexican drug lord who has kidnapped children. A race against time to save them ensues.

    Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to ... (Goodreads)

  95. 14th Deadly Sin

    by James Patterson
    Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate a series of murders linked to an infamous serial killer.

    This book has two main plots and a number of subplots. Detective Lindsay Boxer is attending a birthday party for one of the girls in her group, dubbed by themselves as the Women's Murder Club. As has ... (Wikipedia)

  96. Demolition Angel

    by Robert Crais
    A former bomb squad technician is pulled back into the game when a serial bomber threatens Los Angeles. Fast-paced action and suspense.

    Carol Starkey is a bomb squad veteran now doing time as a Detective-2 with LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section. Three years have passed since the detonation that killed Carol's partner and lover, but ... (Goodreads)

  97. Born in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a pregnant woman, leading her to uncover a web of secrets and lies.

    Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers—both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm—are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of ... (Goodreads)

  98. Playing with Fire

    by Peter Robinson
    A detective investigates a string of arsons in a small town, uncovering dark secrets and personal demons.

    En kold januarmorgen kaldes chefkriminalinspektør Alan Banks og kriminalinspektør Annie Cabbot ud til kanalen i Eastvale. To pramme er brændt, og en ung stofmisbruger og en falleret kunstner er ... (Goodreads)

  99. Celebrity in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    A famous actress is murdered at a movie premiere, and Lieutenant Eve Dallas must navigate the world of celebrity to catch the killer.

    Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's managing to have a good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating 'The Icove Agenda', a film based on one of her cases. What comes as a surprise ... (Goodreads)

  100. Windigo Island

    by William Kent Krueger
    Private investigator Cork O'Connor investigates the disappearance of a young Ojibwe girl on Windigo Island.

    When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, ... (Goodreads)

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