• 1st to die
    Patterson's first in the series of the Women's Murder Club.  AS the only woman homicide detective in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough.  But the honeymoon murders throws her.  A brutal maniac is on a spree, slaughtering newly-weds.  Her determination to bring the killer to justice is threatened by a personal tragedy, so she turns to Claire, a coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, an attorney for help in both crises: and the Women's Murder Club is born.
  • 2nd chance
    Lindsay Boxer, San Francisco's only woman homicide detective, is ready to reconvene the Women's Murder Club when a little girl is shot outside a church.  They start to track a mystifying killer - one who quickly turns his pursuers into victims.  Further murders lead them to suspect the killer is an ex-cop, but nothing will prepare them for the demented logic behind the killer's choice of victims.
  • 4.50 from paddington
    As the trains ran parallel, Mrs McGillicuddy could see into the lighted carriage only a few feet away.  A man, standing with his back to her, was strangling the life out of a woman, her eyes starting from their sockets, her face purple.  The end came as Mrs McGillicuddy watched - then the train accelerated rapidly and vanished from her sight...
  • 44 scotland street

    Scotland Street is in Edinburgh's Bohemian New Town has more than its fair share of eccentrics and students. When Pat - on her second gap year and a source of worry to her parents - is accepted as a new tenant at number 44, she isn't sure how long she'll last. Her flatmate Bruce, rugby-playing surveyor, is impossibly narcissistic, carelessly philandering and maddeningly handsome. Downstairs is gloriously pretentious Irene, whose precocious 5 year old is in therapy after setting fire to his father's copy of The Guardian. And then there is shrewd, intellectual Domenica MacDonald mysteriously employed but a sharp-eyed observer of the house's activities in her spare time...

  • 7th heaven
    A string of fatal arson attacks have broken out in San Francisco. The targets have one thing in common - they are all rich, successful, married couples.  With four couples dead, Lindsay is determined to stop the killings and trace the murderer. Lindsay is also on the case of Michael Campion,  people's hero and popular governor's son who publicly battled against a rare and debilitating heart condition. When he vanished without trace one evening, the search for him hit the headlines daily. But the trail went cold very quickly.  Now there is a devastating new lead - but what is the link between the  Campion case and the arson attacks? Lindsay and her fellow Women's Murder Club members are in a race to find the suspects and stop the killers.
  • blunt instrument
    Ernest Fletcher was found dead in his study, his head severely battered. At first it seemed a complete mystery, for Fletcher was well-liked. But Superintendent Hannasyde soon found that the dead man was not what he appeared. In fact, there was a whole host of likely suspects...And then the killer struck again.
  • caribbean mystery
    Miss Marple is on holiday in the West Indies. Other guests include:  A South American lady with gigolo attendants; an English tycoon, his strangely silent secretary and a sinister masseuse who seems capable of anything...
  • Caribbean Mystery

    Crime Collection.  A Caribbean Mystery: Major Palgrave had been telling Miss Marple about a chap who had almost certainly committed a couple of murders and gotten away with it and he happened to have a snapshot of the blighter in question. But just as he sorted through his photos he was interrupted by the arrival of a group of fellow guests at the Caribbean Hotel, where Miss Marple had gone for a quiet convalescence. The next morning Major Palgrave was dead - unexpectedly but not unnaturally.  But Miss Marple remembered his startled reaction to someone among the group of new arrivals.  And the photo so carefully described by the Major to Miss Marple, is not among his possessions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Taken At The Flood: Gordon Cloade  had been a paragon to his relatives he was not only rich, but helpfully rich, and as a bachelor, had made no secret that his family would be provided for.   His unexpected marriage was not a disaster  - the blow came  in that he died before making a new will. With the old one invalidated by his marriage there was only one legal heir.  Strange events follow, including the murder of a stranger called Enoch Arden, on whose real identity hangs the financial future of the Cloade family.                                                                       The Seven Dials Mystery: Eight strident-toned alarm clocks had been set secretly in the sleeper's room. It should be enough to wake the dead, let alone a notoriously heavy sleeper. But their discordant chorus in the bedroom at 'Chimneys' failed to wake the dead man. The verdict is death by misadventure - an a accident overdose of a sleeping draught. But a letter began by the deceased showed that he had been puzzled by his unusual sleepiness and made a reference to the Seven Dials business being more or less of a joke. And of the eight clocks, seven had been regrouped in a neat line on the mantelpiece...

  • Cold Mind

    A dying woman staggers from the shadows of the Houston docks. Flinging herself at a passing squad car, she attacks the cop who comes to her aid - biting away part of his face before she dies in agony. Meanwhile, in a wealthy neighbourhood, another beautiful woman is dying the same hideous death. Her body will be found floating in a bayou - yet the coronor's finding is that there is no evidence that she drowned or that there was any violence. Detective Stuart Haydon can't be sure that it is murder - but when another high class prostitute dies mysteriously, he begins a manhunt that will take him to the underworld of high rollers and sex slaves.  With the help of a beautiful young call girl, Haydon must set a trap for the most inhuman killer he has ever faced.