Mystery & Suspense

We represent some of the most talked about suspense authors in the business, including Gillian Flynn, author of New York Times bestselling literary thrillers Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, and Dark Places; Lisa Lutz, author of the hilarious Spellman series mysteries; and Harry Dolan, author of noir mystery Bad Things Happen. We are always looking to add to our list and are eager to continue represent books that shock and surprise us.


A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Pamela Wechsler

The Fens

Minotaur/St. Martin's Press

Pamela Wechsler's enthralling series returns with The Fens, and promises to shock readers old and new. Boston’s chief homicide prosecutor Abby Endicott’s life is about to be put on hold when the star catcher for the Red Sox goes missing on opening day. Soon, another player turns up dead, the frantic search escalates, and Abby knows a lot more than the Red Sox's season is in danger. Pam has worked as a writer and producer on shows like Law and Order and Trail by Jury, and is the author of Mission Hill and The Graves.

Mariah Fredericks

A Death of No Importance

St. Martin's

“A taut, suspenseful, and complex murder mystery with gorgeous period detail.”―Susan Elia MacNeal

Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites us into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult novel, which received two starred reviews pre-publication. When ladies’ maid to the rich and famous, Jane Prescott uncovers a murder of a socialite playboy, Jane discovers she is uniquely positioned―she’s a woman no one sees, but who witnesses everything.

Lisa Lutz

The Passenger

Simon & Schuster

Now Target's Book Club Pick for December 2016

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, Lisa Lutz’s latest blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past. With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, Booklist starred reviewed novel is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival.

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Paris Spy

Bantam/Random House

The seventh installment of The New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery series sets spy Maggie Hope working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets and the Ritz is draped with swastikas. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles in order to find the traitor within the SOE itself and to locate reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.

T. E. Woods

The Wrong Sister


From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Wisconsin, street. They’ve never met, but the woman is identical to Tess. Intrigued, Tess soon discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi is convinced they’re twins, separated shortly after birth, but Tess knows that there’s more than coincidence at play. And when a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth that will prove fascinating, disconcerting, and ultimately terrifying . . .

Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

Crown/Random House

Flynn's acclaimed and best-selling second novel tells the story of Libby Day, who was seven when he mother and sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas."  In court, she famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother Ben was the killer.  Twenty-five years later, he sits in prison, and troubled Libby is no longer sure that her testimony was solid after all. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.