The often irascible Inspector Morse of the Oxford Police never reveals his first name, sometimes scorns official procedure, and always solves the crime. This novel, whose title comes from a Christopher Marlowe play, is a favorite of Morse fans for its unusual structure. Hospitalized and impatient, Morse is given a book about a 19th-century Oxford murder. He quickly realizes the wrong men were hanged for it, and sets out to find the real killer. Publishers' Weekly gives The Wench Is Dead even higher marks than Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time: "A surprising and inspired solution concludes a jolly good read."
Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?
Known for his roller-coaster plots, colorful settings, and diverse shady characters, Leonard opens this international caper in South Miami Beach. An aging bookie leaves his topless-dancer girlfriend for early retirement when he learns he's about to be the scapegoat in a sting. As he becomes a fugtive in Italy, dodging both the law and the Mafia, the righteous Kentucky-born, cowboy-hatted U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens goes after him.
Molly Murphy--now Molly Sullivan--is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She's restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective.