Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. He plans a trip to his uncle's estate, Somerset, in the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. However, the quiet village of Plumley greets him with a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley.
Madeline Dare would be the first to tell you her money is so old there's none left. A former socialite from an aristocratic family in decline, Maddie is a tough-talking, would-be journalist exiled to the rust belt of upstate New York. Her prospects for changing her dreary lifestyle seem dim--until a set of dog tags found at a decades-old murder site is linked to her family.
Fifteen-year-old Mosey is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. Jenny, Mosey's grandmother, holds together the strands of the three women's past, and will stop at nothing to defend their future.
New York City Homicide Detective Stan Green has seen better days. As his family life threatens to disintegrate and his work partner disappears, he is assigned to the most shocking case of his career --- a strange and remarkably violent murder. He finds just one witness, a neurologically disabled recluse who sees demonic hallucinations through the souls of others.
Three elderly men are gunned down at a local diner. One of the witnesses to the brutal incident was Carla Elkins, the prosecuting attorney’s daughter, who believes she might be uniquely placed to help her mother do her job. But could Carla also end up doing more harm than good --- in fact, putting her own life in danger?
Auction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at a countryside, evaluting the manuscripts and instruments of an 18th-century astronomer. Though Jude is far from her life in London, her arrival at Starbrough Hall brings a host of childhood memories.
The murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country but was ultimately acquitted. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses?
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.