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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Jennifer Hillier

Jar of Hearts

Minotaur

"Hillier has crafted the perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details and gasping twists in this stand out thriller." – Lisa Gardner, bestselling author of Right Behind You

This is the story of three friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth. But just as Geo is arrested and sent to prison for Angela’s murder, the obsessive past catches up with detective Kaiser Brody, and new bodies begin to emerge, killed in the same way as Angela. From the author of The Butcher comes a tale of how far someone will go to bury a secret.

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.

Zoje Stage

Baby Teeth

St. Martin's Press

We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen....a twisty, delirious read.” ―Entertainment Weekly

In the tradition of ROOM comes a debut about a mom desperate to find help for her young daughter, whose disturbing behavior grows increasingly dangerous. Suzette is unable to form a bond with her seven-year-old daughter, who cannot―or will not―speak. It’s as if the child hates her. Is Hanna just a naughty girl whose antics reveal intelligence, creativity, maybe even charm? Or is she actually trying to kill her mother?

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.

Alice LaPlante

Half Moon Bay

Scribner

Half Moon Bay is a smart, haunting tale of psychological suspense from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind. When Jane’s teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident, she moves to the tiny seaside town of Half Moon Bay and begins to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. But then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. Half Moon Bay is a chilling story about a mother haunted by her past.

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.