A human detective in a world full of gnomes, a mind-reading waitress with a vampire boyfriend, a time-traveling romance that spans across centuries, a crime investigating wizard in Chicago, and more… these genre-bending series are one of a kind!
In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy.
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire.
It should have been a simple job. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Danny left a fortune in silver is no slight task. Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn’t sure he’ll make it out alive from a land where magic can be murder, the dead still talk, and vampires are always hungry for human blood. Book one of the Garrett, P.I. series.
Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood. When a string of murders hits Bon Temps, mind-reading small-town cocktail waitress Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.
Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling Outlander series has earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, brilliant Claire Beauchamp Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story that spans across ages.
Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, large and small.
Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, gets down to business investigating paranormal crime in this #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series that blends magic, mystery, and mayhem. In the first novel of the Dresden Files series, Harry’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago.
Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman’s award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
Maggie Hope started out as Winston Churchill’s secretary, but now she’s a secret agent—and the only one who can figure out how the missing instrument ties into the murders. Can a stolen violin lead secret agent and spy Maggie Hope to a new serial killer terrorizing London? Find out as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues.
Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. The spellbinding classic that started it all – book one of the Vampire Chronicles.
Mary Handley is a not your typical late-nineteenth century lady. She’s fiery, clever, daring—and she’s not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man’s world while solving a high profile murder. Book one of the Mary Handley series.
The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. As intrepid Shara pursues a killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov’s cruel reign may not yet be over. An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city. Book one of The Divine Cities series.
London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans. The New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn returns once more to Victorian England and introduces a new intrepid adventuress in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series.
1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer, uses her unique position to solve crimes against women. She is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. Sujata Massey brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine in this series.