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When the night ends by M. J. Lee

When the night ends

M. J. Lee

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A death in custody. A life in jeopardy.When Ben Holdsworth dies alone in a police cell, riots erupt in Manchester. But after a post mortem, the authorities have decided nobody was to blame. DI Ridpath is asked to investigate by the coroner before an inquest,...

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Love dies twice  by Barbara Sjoholm

Love dies twice

Barbara Sjoholm

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"Cassandra Reilly, an Irish-American translator and amateur sleuth, shares a flat in London with her long-time friend, retired bassoonist Nicky Gibbons. Their lives are disrupted when Cassandra attends a lecture on the beguines, laywomen who lived in...

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Never lie  by Freida McFadden

Never lie

Freida McFadden

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"Newlyweds Tricia and Ethan are searching for the house of their dreams. But when they visit the remote manor that once belonged to Dr. Adrienne Hale, a renowned psychiatrist who vanished without a trace four years earlier, a violent winter storm traps them at...

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Jinx  by Hugh (Hugh Joseph James) McGinlay

Jinx

Hugh (Hugh Joseph James) McGinlay

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"One spring morning a woman is found dead in a Brunswick alley adorned with symbols of the occult. Catherine Kint, milliner, gin enthusiast and raconteur, has no reason to be involved until her friend is under investigation. Armed with a sharp wit, a crime...

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Pachyderm  by Hugh (Hugh Joseph James) McGinlay

Pachyderm

Hugh (Hugh Joseph James) McGinlay

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"A night at the Melbourne Zoo drinking champagne seems a fine idea, until an animal's death throws milliner and sleuth Catherine Kint into another mystery. Before you can say 'monkey business' Catherine and her trusted barman Boris are annoying everyone from...

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Mrs Hudson and the Christmas Canary  by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the Christmas Canary

Martin Davies

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"December in London, and Maximilian Cortado, the world famous violinist, has disappeared, the only clue being the unexpected delivery to his townhouse of a basket containing a live hen. When it emerges that a number of other notable members of society have...

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The tiger's cave  by Bill Rogers

The tiger's cave

Bill Rogers

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"A lorry full of Chinese illegal immigrants arrives in Hull. Twenty four hours later their bodies are discovered close to the M62 motorway; but a young man and a girl are missing, and still at risk. Supported by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, Caton...

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Francesca  by Gillian Godden

Francesca

Gillian Godden

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"From rags... Single mother Francesca is struggling to get by when an act of desperation leads to her owing a debt to notorious gangland boss, Tony Lambrianu. Tony has his own troubles - a change of image from playboy to respectable married man is needed to...

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Gentlemen formerly dressed  by Sulari Gentill

Gentlemen formerly dressed

Sulari Gentill

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"After narrowly escaping Nazi terror, Rowland Sinclair and his companions land in London, believing they are safe. But they are wrong. A bizzare murder plunges the hapless Australians into a queer world of British aristocracy, Fascist Blackshirts, illicit...

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The case of the disgraced duke  by Cathy Ace

The case of the disgraced duke

Cathy Ace

Book

"Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth duke of Chellingworth, is desperate to disprove murderous rumors about his ancestor before his first child is born, so he enlists the help of the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency. However, Annie is working undercover - on a...

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Her frozen heart  by Stacy Green

Her frozen heart

Stacy Green

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"The girl's pretty face was relaxed, snowflakes settling on her cheeks as they began to fall over the quiet frozen lake where she'd been found. She could have been sleeping... but her empty eyes and the blooming bruises around her neck told a different...

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Bodysurfing  by Hugh (Hugh Joseph James) McGinlay

Bodysurfing

Hugh (Hugh Joseph James) McGinlay

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"Shenanigans at the beach seem a fine idea to Catherine and friends at the height of an Australian summer, however the discovery of a body in the water kicks sand in their plans. With the town of Ocean Grove in the grips of a by-election, and the police...

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All you ever wanted  by Susan Elliot Wright

All you ever wanted

Susan Elliot Wright

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"You are inside. With your husband and baby. Your life warm and calm and untroubled. I am outside. Alone. Looking in. Watching you. You have all I ever wanted. Now it's time for you to share. "--Provided by publisher.

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Murder in the tea leaves  by Carter Fielding

Murder in the tea leaves

Carter Fielding

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"When Finley Blake, a young travel writer, gets a choice assignment to do a story in Sri Lanka, she snaps it up. Not only does it get her closer to Delhi, where Max, her former lover and 'new' boyfriend is working, but it also gives her some girl time with her...

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Murder in the Medina  by Carter Fielding

Murder in the Medina

Carter Fielding

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"Finley Blake thought a plum assignment in Tangier would be the perfect chance to grab some girl time with her sister, Whitt. But when a crew member from an action movie being filmed locally falls to his death, Whitt and Finley must put their heads together to...

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Murder in the Eternal City  by Ashley Gardner

Murder in the Eternal City

Ashley Gardner

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"Captain Lacey's Roman holiday with his family is marred by murder..."--Cover.

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The blind goddess  by Anne Holt

The blind goddess

Anne Holt

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"A drug dealer is battered to death in the outskirts of Oslo. A young Dutch student, covered in blood, walks aimlessly through the streets of the city. He is taken into custody, but refuses to speak. Five days later a shady criminal lawyer called Hansa Larsen...

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The railyway murders  by J. R. Ellis

The railyway murders

J. R. Ellis

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"When a film shoot on Wharfedale's vintage railway turns into a grisly crime scene, DCI Oldroyd's idyllic visit to the countryside with his partner Deborah is well and truly stopped in its tracks. One of the film's stars has been shot dead in a train carriage...

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A burning obsession  by Mike Omer

A burning obsession

Mike Omer

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"When a series of suspicious fires leaves multiple victims dead in their homes, NYPD hostage negotiator Abby Mullen knows in her bones that the terrors of her childhood have returned. As a young girl, she narrowly escaped a fire set by Moses Wilcox, a...

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Dark of night  by Barbara Nickless

Dark of night

Barbara Nickless

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"What an exotic way to die in Chicago. When esteemed historian Elizabeth Lawrence is found in her car, killed by a cobra's bite, only a brilliant professor of semiotics, Dr. Evan Wilding, can see the signs around her strange death. As he helps homicide...

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Dalziel and Pascoe hunt the Christmas killer and other stories  by Reginald Hill

Dalziel and Pascoe hunt the Christmas killer and other stories

Reginald Hill

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"A vicar nailed to a tree in Yorkshire. The theft of a priceless artefact during a fire. A detective forced to tell the truth for 24 hours. A body hidden in a basement. From the restless streets of London to the wilds of the Lake District, displaying all his...

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Blue like me  by Aaron Philip Clark

Blue like me

Aaron Philip Clark

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"When former detective Trevor 'Finn' Finnegan became a PI, he adopted a new mandate: catch the LAPD's worst in the act. While on surveillance in Venice Beach, Finn tails two potentially dirty cops: Detective Martin Riley and Finn's ex-partner, Detective Sally...

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The silent child  by M. J. (Novelist) White

The silent child

M. J. (Novelist) White

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"Eleven months ago, 15-year-old Lottie Arundel suddenly stopped speaking. Dr Cora Lael, a psychologist with a unique ability of sensing emotional echoes from objects, is called in to find Lottie's voice. When a body is discovered at an abandoned Suffolk farm,...

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Her husband's murder  by Jaime Lynn Hendricks

Her husband's murder

Jaime Lynn Hendricks

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"'I do' is about to become a death sentence... When five friends arrive in Miami for a destination wedding, they appear excited for the forthcoming celebration as their friend, Fiona, is about to become a wife. No one would guess that each of them has a reason...

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Murder by definition  by Cornelius Lehane

Murder by definition

Cornelius Lehane

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"Hardboiled crime writer Will Ford might be critically acclaimed, but he's every bit as debauched and disreputable as the ne'er-do-well private eye in his novels. So when Ford offers Raymond Ambler - crime-fiction curator at New York City's prestigious 42nd...

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French roast  by Sandra Balzo

French roast

Sandra Balzo

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"Things go from bad to worse for Wisconsin coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when her cousin Jacque Oui finds himself in hot water. Wisconsin coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen's cousin, Jacque Oui, is in trouble. Big trouble! Not only is his cash-strapped...

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The devil stone  by Caro Ramsay

The devil stone

Caro Ramsay

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"In the small Highland village of Cronchie, a wealthy family are found brutally murdered in a satanic ritual and their heirloom, 'the devil stone', is the only thing stolen. The key suspects are known satanists - case closed? But when the investigating officer...

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Scot in a trap  by Catriona McPherson

Scot in a trap

Catriona McPherson

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"A mysterious object the size of a suitcase, all wrapped in bacon and smelling of syrup, can mean only one thing: Thanksgiving at the Last Ditch Motel. This year the motel residents are in extra-celebratory mood as the holiday brings a new arrival to the group...

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Bad kids  by Zijin Chen

Bad kids

Zijin Chen

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"You can't choose your in-laws. One beautiful morning, Zhang Dongsheng pushes his wealthy in-laws off a mountain - the perfect crime. Or so he thinks. Even though the murders were as carefully choreographed as a play, he did not expect that three teenagers had...

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A mansion for murder  by Frances Brody

A mansion for murder

Frances Brody

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"1930, Yorkshire. Intrigued by a mysterious letter from a stranger offering important information, Private Investigator Kate Shackleton arrives in the mill village of Saltaire. At nearby Milner Field mansion, overshadowed by its reputation for misfortune and...

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Sherlock Holmes & the twelve thefts of Christmas  by Tim (Science fiction writer) Major

Sherlock Holmes & the twelve thefts of Christmas

Tim (Science fiction writer) Major

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"Sherlock Holmes must participate in a cunning Christmas challenge set by Irene Adler with the theme of 'theft without theft,' while helping his new client, a Norwegian arctic explorer, discover who has been threatening him--a case that could be related to...

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Dead and gondola  by Ann Claire

Dead and gondola

Ann Claire

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"Ellie Christie is thrilled to begin a new chapter. She's recently returned to her tiny Colorado hometown to run her family's historic bookshop with her elder sister, Meg, and their beloved cat, Agatha. Perched in a Swiss-style hamlet accessible by ski gondola...

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House of a thousand lies  by Cody Luke Davis

House of a thousand lies

Cody Luke Davis

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"Diana Wolf likes to think she has it all: a rock-god husband, an empty nest, a wine cellar, and a dream home in the woods. Life is good. It has to be. But when she hires a cartographer, Kerry Perkins, to survey and map her estate in rural Tennessee, she pulls...

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An unforgiving place  by Claire Kells

An unforgiving place

Claire Kells

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"While enjoying a rare weekend off from her duties as an agent with the Investigative Services Branch, Felicity Harland learns that a young couple has turned up dead in Gates of the Arctic National Park. Harland recruits her partner, ex-Navy SEAL Ferdinand...

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A ghost of caribou  by Alice Henderson

A ghost of caribou

Alice Henderson

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"When a remote camera on a large, rugged expanse held by the Land Trust for Wildlife Conservation picks up a blurry image of what could be a mountain caribou, they contact Alex Carter to investigate. After all, mountain caribou went extinct in the contiguous...

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Death on a winter stroll  by Francine Mathews

Death on a winter stroll

Francine Mathews

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"Nantucket Police Chief Meredith Folger is acutely conscious of the strain COVID-19 has placed on the community she loves. Although the island has proved a refuge for many during the pandemic, the cost to Nantucket has been high. Merry hopes that Christmas...

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Open season  by Quintin Jardine

Open season

Quintin Jardine

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"Amidst a family celebration, a cataclysmic storm uncovers long-buried horrors - and a team of detectives struggle to solve a 30-year-old double murder. The police are also searching two countries for traces of a mysterious crime novelist who appears to have...

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The secret sister  by M. M. (Marjorie M.) DeLuca

The secret sister

M. M. (Marjorie M.) DeLuca

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"Anna's done bad things before. Neglected and unloved as a child, she had to do whatever it took to keep herself and her little sister, Birdie, safe. But the worst thing she's ever done is let her sister walk out of a diner when they were teenagers. She would...

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Ten big ones  by Janet Evanovich

Ten big ones

Janet Evanovich

Book

"Take an exit off the Jersey Turnpike to the irresistible world of Stephanie Plum, America's favorite bounty hunter, where she gets into more trouble than ever. This time, she faces a notorious gang in Trenton who wants her dead. Morelli warns that she's in...

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Deadly drama  by Jody Holford

Deadly drama

Jody Holford

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"Newspaper editor and amateur sleuth Molly Owens takes center stage when it's curtains for a theater director . . . Living in the beautiful coastal town of Britton Bay, Oregon, seems like the perfect fit for Molly. She enjoys her work as editor-in-chief of the...

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That old dead magic  by Robert J. Randisi

That old dead magic

Robert J. Randisi

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"It's 1965 and the Rat Pack isn't drawing at the Sands like they used to. Now Dino's playing golf, and Frank is playing the Sahara. And the marquee at the Sands advertises SAMMY DAVIS JR. & JERRY LEWIS. Eddie G. never got Jerry Lewis. Didn't think he was...

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Auld acquaintance  by Sofia Slater

Auld acquaintance

Sofia Slater

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"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Millie Patridge desperately needs a party. So, when her (handsome and charming) ex-colleague Nick invites her to a Hebridean Island for New Year's Eve, she books her ticket North. But things go...

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A strange habit of mind  by Andrew Klavan

A strange habit of mind

Andrew Klavan

Book

"English professor and ex-spy Cameron Winter confronts a big tech billionaire to solve the suspicious suicide of a former student"--

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Call the shots  by Sam (Crime novelist) Tobin

Call the shots

Sam (Crime novelist) Tobin

Book

"You don't know Craig Malton. Hopefully you never will - until you need his help, help that the police can't give you. As well as running a respectable security firm for Manchester's elite clubs and bars, Malton moves in dangerous circles amongst the city's...

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No strangers here  by Carlene O'Connor

No strangers here

Carlene O'Connor

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"On a rocky beach in the southwest of Ireland, the body of racehorse owner Jimmy O'Reilly is propped on a boulder, staring sightlessly out to sea. A cryptic message is spelled out in stones next to his body, and a vial of deadly veterinarian medication lies...

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High spirits  by Carol J. Perry

High spirits

Carol J. Perry

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"Greetings from Haven, Florida, a quaint, scenic old town on the Gulf Coast where Massachusetts transplant Maureen Doherty and her excessively friendly Golden retriever are the newest proprietors of the charming local inn...along with its many ghostly tenants!...

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A twist of murder  by Heather Redmond

A twist of murder

Heather Redmond

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"Harrow-on-the-Hill, March 1836: In a sense, orphans Ollie, John, and Arthur have always been treasure hunters. The mudlarks have gone from a hardscrabble life scavenging the banks of the Thames for bits and bobs to becoming students at a boarding school...

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The collector  by Anne Mette Hancock

The collector

Anne Mette Hancock

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"When 10-year-old Lukas disappears from his Copenhagen school, police investigators discover that the boy had a peculiar obsession with pareidolia - a phenomenon that makes him see faces in random things. A photo on his phone posted just hours before his...

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Secluded cabin sleeps six  by Lisa Unger

Secluded cabin sleeps six

Lisa Unger

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"What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and friends? An isolated luxury cabin in the woods, complete with spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. Hannah's loving and generous tech-mogul brother found the...

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Going rogue  by Janet Evanovich

Going rogue

Janet Evanovich

Book

"Monday mornings aren't supposed to be fun, but they should be predictable. However, on this particular Monday, Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie's Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Rosolli,...

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Peril in Paris  by Rhys Bowen

Peril in Paris

Rhys Bowen

Book

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her dashing husband, Darcy, are awaiting a bundle of joy, but an unexpected trip to Paris will thrust them straight into a tangled web of international intrigue."--

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The prisoner  by B. A. Paris

The prisoner

B. A. Paris

Book

"Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London. As she builds a life for herself, she is swept up into a glamorous lifestyle where she married the handsome billionaire Jed Hawthorne. But then,...

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Hunted  by Roberta Kray

Hunted

Roberta Kray

Book

"Stealing from the rich is what Cara Kendall does for a living. She's twenty-four, bold and fearless, convinced that she'll never get caught. But everyone's luck runs out eventually. When she breaks into a house in Hampstead, she gets more than she bargained...

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Triple Cross  by James Patterson

Triple Cross

James Patterson

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"Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families - and who will next be coming for the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and...

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East of Alice by Annie Seaton

East of Alice

Annie Seaton

eBook

A gem-fossicking discovery echoes through time and leads to a dangerous journey through the red dust outback. A gripping mystery from Australian author Annie Seaton. Gemma Hayden has returned to her hometown of Alice Springs for a new job as a primary school...

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The butterfly collector by Tea Cooper

The butterfly collector

Tea Cooper

eBook

What connects a botanical illustration of a butterfly with a missing baby and an enigma fifty years in the making? A twisty historical mystery from a bestselling Australian author. 1868 Morpeth Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her...

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Outback by Patricia Wolf

Outback

Patricia Wolf

eBook

Two missing backpackers. One vast outback. DS Lucas Walker is on leave in his hometown of Caloodie, taking care of his dying grandmother. When two young German backpackers, Berndt and Rita, vanish from the area, he finds himself unofficially on the case. But...

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Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen

Peril in Paris

Rhys Bowen

eBook

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her dashing husband, Darcy, are awaiting a bundle of joy, but an unexpected trip to Paris will thrust them straight into a tangled web of international intrigue in this all-new mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness...

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Murder at the university by Faith Martin

Murder at the university

Faith Martin

eAudiobook

MEET DI HILLARY GREENE, A POLICE WOMAN WITH A THIRST FOR JUSTICE AND A CAREER ON THE ROCKS A pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive Oxford college. Everyone thinks it is another tragic case of accidental drug overdose. But Detective...

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Miss Morton and the English house party murder by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

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Catherine Lloyd, author of the critically acclaimed Kurland St. Mary mysteries debuts with the first book in a new series set in Regency England,where circumstances compel one Lady Caroline Morton to become a lady's companion whose duties will soon entail...

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Murder in the family by Faith Martin

Murder in the family

Faith Martin

eAudiobook

Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective? Then meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals. 15-year-old Billy Davies is found dead in his father's shed with a pair of...

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Murder of the bride by Faith Martin

Murder of the bride

Faith Martin

eAudiobook

DI Hillary Greene is called out to attend a suspicious death at Three Oaks Farm in the picturesque village of Steeple Barton. The large farmhouse is filled with music and revellers, but when she steps into the farm's cowshed, Hillary finds a dead bride....

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The new friend  by Alex Kane

The new friend

Alex Kane

Book

"Arabella MacQueen had a tough start. Growing up surrounded by drugs and alcohol, getting into trouble as a teen, she's now in her late-twenties and has turned her life around. Until the fateful night that sees her imprisoned for 10 months. She's hit rock...

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Retribution by Sarah Barrie

Retribution

Sarah Barrie

Audio CD

"Ace hacker, ex-prostitute, Jack Daniels drinker and part-time vigilante Lexi Winter is now working with the police, with a new enemy in her sights and an old foe on her mind. Most probationary constables would baulk at chasing a drug dealer into a train...

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Theft of an idol  by Dana Stabenow

Theft of an idol

Dana Stabenow

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"Cleopatra - seventh of her name, avatar of the goddess Isis, ruler of the Kingdom of Egypt - is surrounded by riches untold. It is a comfortable life. But not all are invited to share in the wealth of Alexandria, Egypt's first city. For the peasants and...

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Walk me home  by Sebastian Fitzek

Walk me home

Sebastian Fitzek

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"The Walk Me Home telephone helpline service has proved indispensable. Staffed by volunteers, it provides a reassuring voice at the end of the phone, helping to protect lone women as they walk home at night. Jules has only been working for Walk Me Home for a...

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Desert star  by Michael Connelly

Desert star

Michael Connelly

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"A year has passed since LAPD detective Rene Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralisation and endless red tape. Yet after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge,...

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Are you awake?  by Claire McGowan

Are you awake?

Claire McGowan

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"With two young children, Mary hasn't slept in what feels like years. For his part, Tim never feels safe enough to sleep. And so one hot, exhausting night, the two strangers meet while seeking solace in a nearby park. There, they witness something horrific: a...

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Murder at Black Oaks  by Phillip Margolin

Murder at Black Oaks

Phillip Margolin

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"In Phillip Margolin's Murder at Black Oaks, Attorney Robin Lockwood finds herself at an isolated retreat in the Oregon mountains, one with a tragic past and a legendary curse, and surrounded by many suspects and confronted with an impossible crime. Defense...

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Deception by Lesley Pearse

Deception

Lesley Pearse

Audio CD

"What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception? After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally...

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Bamburgh by L. J. Ross

Bamburgh

L. J. Ross

Audio CD

"When a cantankerous old woman dies at her home in the sleepy, picturesque village of Bamburgh, DCI Ryan doesn't think much of it - except, that is, for the small matter of it having been his wife who happened to find her body. Then another body turns up...

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Murder with Darjeeling tea by Karen Rose. Smith

Murder with Darjeeling tea

Karen Rose. Smith

eBook

Daisy's Tea Garden in Pennsylvania's Amish country is known for its elegant finger foods-but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer . . . Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy's Tea Garden, and...

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Road of bones by James R. Benn

Road of bones

James R. Benn

eBook

It's September 1944, and the US is poised to launch Operation Frantic, a shuttle bombing mission to be conducted by American aircraft based in Great Britain, southern Italy, and three Soviet airfields in the Ukraine. Tensions are already high between the...

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The good thief's guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan

The good thief's guide to Amsterdam

Chris Ewan

eBook

Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living. To supplement his income--and keep his hand in--Charlie has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission. When a mysterious American offers Charlie 20,000...

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The cat who caught a killer by L.T Shearer

The cat who caught a killer

L.T Shearer

Audio CD

"Meet Conrad the cat. You've never met a detective like him before. Neither has Lulu Lewis when he walks into her life one summer's day. Mourning the recent death of her husband, the former police detective had expected a gentle retirement, quietly enjoying...

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Graveyard of empires by Scott Mariani

Graveyard of empires

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

To his many thousands of fans, ex-SAS officer Ben Hope stands tall as a hero, a warrior, a protector of the innocent, a defender of those in need, relentless in his pursuit of those who exploit or do evil to others. But Ben Hope is also a man with flaws and...

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Suicide Thursday by Will (Detective fiction writer) author. Carver

Suicide Thursday

Will (Detective fiction writer) author....

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"Eli Hagin can't finish anything. He hates his job, but can't seem to quit. He doesn't want to be with his girlfriend, but doesn't know how end things with her, either. Eli wants to write a novel, but he's never taken a story beyond the first chapter. Eli...

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Death at the auction by E.C Bateman

Death at the auction

E.C Bateman

Audio CD

"When her auctioneer father falls and breaks his leg, Felicia Grant is forced to step up to the lectern at their biggest Saturday sale. But as her gavel falls on the final lot, and the body of her father's rival reveals he's met his final end, Felicia is swept...

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The cruise by Catherine Cooper

The cruise

Catherine Cooper

Audio CD

"A glamorous ship During a New Year's Eve party on a large, luxurious cruise ship in the Caribbean, the ship's dancer, Lola, goes missing. Everyone on board has something to hide Two weeks later, the ship is out of service, laid up far from land with no more...

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The rising tide by Ann Cleeves

The rising tide

Ann Cleeves

Audio CD

"Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway at...

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Missing by K. L. (Kim L.) Slater

Missing

K. L. (Kim L.) Slater

Audio CD

"I know who took my daughter. Only his mother can help me ... My little girl's room is dark. Her bed is empty. I turn on her unicorn nightlight and bury my face in her pillow, my heart breaking. I know who did this. His name is Samuel Barlow. He has pale...

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The zero night by Brian Freeman

The zero night

Brian Freeman

Audio CD

"Attorney Gavin Webster says he paid 100,000 dollars in ransom money to the men who kidnapped his wife. Now they've disappeared with the cash, and she's still missing. Gavin claims to be desperate to find her--but Stride discovers that the lawyer had plenty of...

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Diamonds and daggers by Nancy Warren

Diamonds and daggers

Nancy Warren

eAudiobook

Missing jewels, a witch's dagger, and murder ... Just a regular day at Cardinal Woolsey's Knitting and Yarn shop in Oxford. When glamorous vampire Sylvia discovers a movie company is remaking one of her most famous silent films, she's determined to get some...

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Wrong place wrong time by Gillian McAllister

Wrong place wrong time

Gillian McAllister

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"Late October. After midnight. You're waiting up for your eighteen-year-old son. He's late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn't alone: he's walking toward a man, and he's armed. You can't believe it when you see him do it: your...

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Death of an ice cream scooper  by Lee Hollis

Death of an ice cream scooper

Lee Hollis

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"Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell doesn't know what to believe when Lydia Partridge, the put-together owner of gourmet Bar Harbor Ice Cream, suddenly reveals fears that her husband may be having an affair. There's no other way to explain why Jamie, a...

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Old sins by Jane Adams

Old sins

Jane Adams

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"1929. The discovery of the bodies of two retired policemen, Walter Cole and Hayden Paul, sounds warning bells to DCI Henry Johnstone. Both men were experiencing financial difficulties, and their deaths were staged to look like suicides. Hayden left a note...

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The bequest  by Joanna Margaret

The bequest

Joanna Margaret

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"Struggling to acclimate to her new home in Scotland, PhD student Isabel Henley, when her friend Rose is kidnapped, is forced to complete Rose's research by following a paper trail from Genoa to Florence, and finally to Paris, where solving a 400-year-old...

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The quarry girls  by Jess Lourey

The quarry girls

Jess Lourey

Book

"Minnesota, 1977. For the teens of one close-knit community, summer means late-night swimming parties at the quarry, the county fair, and venturing into the tunnels beneath the city. But for two best friends, it's not all fun and games. Heather and Brenda have...

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The silent conversation by Caro Ramsay

The silent conversation

Caro Ramsay

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"It's been four years since four-year-old Johnny Clearwater disappeared without trace one hot summer afternoon. Now, a new TV documentary series is revisiting the case, dredging up memories perhaps best left forgotten. On the night the TV show is broadcast,...

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The danger within by Hilary Bonner

The danger within

Hilary Bonner

Large Print

"A man lies dead on the kitchen floor of his comfortable North Devon home, his body punctured by multiple stab wounds. Beside him sits his silent, traumatised wife. DCI David Vogel reckons he's seen it all before. A domestic tragedy: an abused wife snaps after...

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Murder in the cloister by Tania Bayard

Murder in the cloister

Tania Bayard

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"Paris, 1399. Scribe Christine de Pizan is sent to the Priory of Poissy by the palace to copy a manuscript for the prioress. But the prioress already has many copyists, and Christine senses that something is amiss. Her suspicions are confirmed when the...

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Double lives  by Kate McCaffrey

Double lives

Kate McCaffrey

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"When Western Australian radio journalist Amy Rhinehard decides to use a crime podcast to explore a gruesome murder, she's seeking ratings, awards and career glory. Her idea: to use the listeners of her radio show as its co-creators, with live-time calls and...

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Photo finished  by Christin Brecher

Photo finished

Christin Brecher

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"While covering the most exclusive socialite event of the year, Liv Spyers, along with Regina, an elite events photographer, must put things into focus after a billionaire is murdered and Regina is framed for murder, forcing her to turn her lens on an...

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The passenger  by Cormac McCarthy

The passenger

Cormac McCarthy

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"Pass Christian, Mississippi, 1980: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips up the jacket of his wet suit and plunges from a Coast Guard tender into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair...

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The night raven by Sarah Painter

The night raven

Sarah Painter

eBook

Meet Lydia Crow ... Lydia has always known she has no power, especially next to her infamous and more-than-slightly dodgy family. Which is why she carved her own life as a private investigator far away from London. When a professional snafu forces her home,...

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Laws of depravity by Eriq La Salle

Laws of depravity

Eriq La Salle

eBook

"New York City. Fall 2011. A priest is found murdered in the most gruesome of crime scenes. The brutal slaying is the work of 'The Martyr Maker,' a serial killer that for the past 30 years has left behind a legacy of torture and fear around the U.S. Every ten...

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The copper heart by Sarah Painter

The copper heart

Sarah Painter

eBook

Heavy is the head that wears the crown ... Lydia has taken over as the leader of the Crow Family and is trying to keep the criminality to the bare minimum. DCI Fleet has told her he is 'all in' but there have to be limits and Lydia doesn't want to find out...

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The Pearl King by Sarah Painter

The Pearl King

Sarah Painter

eBook

"Tradition. Loyalty. Respect. Murder. Normal Family stuff ... Lydia is pulled into the Crow Family business by her shady Uncle Charlie. He has decided that Lydia needs to learn the truth about her infamous Family and to step into her role within it - whether...

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The fox's curse by Sarah Painter

The fox's curse

Sarah Painter

eBook

A cursed Fox. A vengeful Silver. A whole lot of trouble & hellip; Lydia Crow has long suspected there is more beneath London than just trains, but has never been keen to poke around in the dark. But when Paul Fox, powerful member of the Fox Family, blackmails...

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The Broken Cage by Sarah Painter

The Broken Cage

Sarah Painter

eBook

Get the Crow. A man dies in a locked room, leaving a message written in blood and a lot of unanswered questions. Lydia is still recovering from the fallout with her psychopathic cousin, but there are new threats to the Crows, and she must fight to maintain her...

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Racing the light by Robert Crais

Racing the light

Robert Crais

eBook

Odd couple private eyes Elvis Cole and Joe Pike uncover a stash of deadly secrets when Elvis takes on the case of Josh Shoe, a controversial podcaster who has vanished. What seems at first like the simple case of a missing man becomes a labyrinth of lies that...

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Renovated to death by Frank Anthony Polito

Renovated to death

Frank Anthony Polito

eBook

"Real-life domestic partners and stars and producers of the new hit reality home renovation show Domestic Partners, bestselling mystery author Peter "PJ" Penwell and actor JP Broadway are enjoying work and life in their sleepy Detroit suburb of Pleasant...

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Back to the garden by Laurie R. King

Back to the garden

Laurie R. King

eAudiobook

The Gardener Estate is one of the most storied and beloved sites on the West Coast. Its owners thought their secrets were buried forever--but when cold-case investigator Raquel Laing arrives, secrets are all she sees. A magnificent house, vast formal gardens,...

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The bucket list by Peter Mohlin

The bucket list

Peter Mohlin

eAudiobook

When undercover FBI agent John Adderley wakes up in the hospital in Baltimore with gunshot wounds, he knows he's lucky to be alive. In the bed next to him is the man who, the night before, had pointed a gun to John's head after his cover was blown with the...

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Renovated to death by Frank Anthony Polito

Renovated to death

Frank Anthony Polito

eAudiobook

After a successful first season of Domestic Partners chronicling the renovation of their historic Craftsman Colonial, Peter and JP are taking on a renovation of a local Tudor Revival inherited by identical twin brothers Terry and Tom Cash. But linoleum floors...

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A perilous pal  by Laura Bradford

A perilous pal

Laura Bradford

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"Emma Westlake, proprietor of A Friend for Hire, finds a heart-wrenching email from a prospective client in her inbox. The email is from Kim Felder, a woman struggling with empty-nest syndrome and an out of left field divorce. Emma is determined to help get...

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The death of remembrance  by Denzil Meyrick

The death of remembrance

Denzil Meyrick

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"The ghosts of the past will not be silenced. Glasgow, 1983, and a beat constable walks away from a bar where he knows a crime is about to be committed. It is a decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life. In the present, an old fisherman is found...

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The trial trilogy  by David B. Lyons

The trial trilogy

David B. Lyons

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"She Said, Three Said: In a celebrity rape trial that has an entire nation gripped, the jury are finally released to deliberate their verdict. The problem is they don't know whether they should believe what she said, or what three said... The Curious Case of...

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Deccie must die  by Caimh McDonnell

Deccie must die

Caimh McDonnell

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"MCM Investigations are back! Although Brigit isn't sure for how long. Money is tight, business is slow and her partner, Paul, has been temporarily crippled due to her attempts to be in two places at once - one place being at the bottom of a ladder. It's...

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Swann's war  by Michael B. Oren

Swann's war

Michael B. Oren

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"The Second World War is raging overseas, but life remains painfully quiet on the rugged New England fishing island of Fourth Cliff--an afterthought of an island now home to only aged fishermen, drunks, and an Italian POW camp guarded by damaged and subpar...

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The burglar who met Fredric Brown  by Lawrence Block

The burglar who met Fredric Brown

Lawrence Block

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"Suppose you're Bernie Rhodenbarr. You've got a dream job, running your own cozy secondhand bookstore, complete with Raffles, your caudally challenged cat. ... And you've got another way to make a buck. Every once in a while you put your conscience on the...

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A conflict of interests  by Claire Gradidge

A conflict of interests

Claire Gradidge

Book

"June 1944, Romsey, England. Josephine 'Jo' Fox is at an impasse now her wayward husband Richard is suddenly, and unwelcomely, back in her life. So, when he disappears again, she is neither concerned nor surprised - until a burning car is discovered with...

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What child is this?  by Bonnie MacBird

What child is this?

Bonnie MacBird

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"It's the season of peace and goodwill, but a Victorian Christmas is no holiday for the world's most popular detective in this new book from Bonnie MacBird, author of the bestselling Sherlock Holmes novel Art in the Blood. It's Christmastime in London, and...

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The thirty-one doors  by Kate Hulme

The thirty-one doors

Kate Hulme

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"Scarpside House looms over the village of Gothbury and is famed for its eccentric layout, its isolation, and its legendary parties. Tonight, it hosts the Penny Club soiree. An annual gathering of lucky men and women from all walks of life, coming together to...

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In too steep  by Kate Kingsbury

In too steep

Kate Kingsbury

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"The newspaper article about the murder of Lewis Trenton, a beachcomber who lived alone in a cabin in the Oregon hills, piqued the interest of Vivian Wainwright, owner of the British-style Misty Bay Tearoom. In the article's photo is a clock/replica of Big Ben...

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Lavender house  by Lev AC Rosen

Lavender house

Lev AC Rosen

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"Lavender House, 1952: the family seat of recently deceased matriarch Irene Lamontaine, head of the famous Lamontaine soap empire. Irene's recipes for her signature scents are a well guarded secret--but it's not the only one behind these gates. This estate...

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Murder at the Majestic Hotel  by Clara McKenna

Murder at the Majestic Hotel

Clara McKenna

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"Against all expectations in Edwardian England, newly married American heiress Stella Kendrick and British aristocrat Viscount Lyndy Lyndhurst are bucking traditions--and investigating murder--on their honeymoon . . . Leaving behind tragedies surrounding their...

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Always the first to die  by R. J. Jacobs

Always the first to die

R. J. Jacobs

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"Always the First to Die follows a former horror movie actress as she returns to the set of her most iconic film, only to find that the strange circumstances begin to resemble the plot of her most famous film. After her husband's death, Lexi has refused to...

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Anywhere you run  by Wanda M. (Wanda Michelle) Morris

Anywhere you run

Wanda M. (Wanda Michelle) Morris

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"After the murder of a white man in Jim Crow Mississippi, two Black sisters run away to different parts of the country...But can they escape the secrets they left behind? Two sisters on the run - one from the law, the other from social shame. What they don't...

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The plot and the pendulum  by Jenn McKinlay

The plot and the pendulum

Jenn McKinlay

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"Halloween is approaching in Briar Creek, and things get spooky when a skeleton is found and connected to a decades-old cold case. Library director Lindsey Norris is happy to learn the Briar Creek Public Library is the beneficiary of the Dorchester family's...

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From the shadows  by James R. Benn

From the shadows

James R. Benn

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"Following their mission in the Soviet Union, Billy, Kaz, and Big Mike are sent to southern France for what should be a simple assignment: to serve as security for Royal Navy Commander Gordon Stewart, head of the Special Operations Executive's Section F in...

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Lady Joker. Volume two  by Kaoru Takamura

Lady Joker. Volume two

Kaoru Takamura

Book

"This second half of Lady Joker, by Kaoru Takamura, the Grand Dame of Japanese crime fiction, concludes a breathtaking saga of subterfuge, betrayal, and revenge gone wrong. Inspired by the real-life Glico-Morinaga kidnapping, an unsolved case that terrorized...

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A trace of poison  by Colleen Cambridge

A trace of poison

Colleen Cambridge

Book

"In England's stately manor houses, murder is not generally a topic for polite conversation. Mallowan Hall, home to Agatha Christie and her husband, Max, is the exception. And housekeeper Phyllida Bright delights in discussing gory plot details with her friend...

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