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Mrs Hudson and the Christmas Canary  by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the Christmas Canary

Martin Davies

Book

"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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Gentlemen formerly dressed  by Sulari Gentill

Gentlemen formerly dressed

Sulari Gentill

Book

"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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Murder in the Eternal City  by Ashley Gardner

Murder in the Eternal City

Ashley Gardner

Book

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

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A mansion for murder  by Frances Brody

A mansion for murder

Frances Brody

Book

"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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A twist of murder  by Heather Redmond

A twist of murder

Heather Redmond

Book

"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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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 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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Miss Morton and the English house party murder by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

eAudiobook

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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Theft of an idol  by Dana Stabenow

Theft of an idol

Dana Stabenow

Book

"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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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 butterfly collector by Tea Cooper

The butterfly collector

Tea Cooper

Audio CD

"1868, Morpeth. Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her parents and brother at sea, is more interested in working quietly on her art at the family's country estate than she is finding a husband in Sydney society. Theodora seeks to...

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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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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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Swann's war  by Michael B. Oren

Swann's war

Michael B. Oren

Book

"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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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

Book

"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

Book

"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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Lavender house  by Lev AC Rosen

Lavender house

Lev AC Rosen

Book

"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

Book

"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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From the shadows  by James R. Benn

From the shadows

James R. Benn

Book

"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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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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Murder in Williamstown by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Williamstown

Kerry Greenwood

eBook

"When the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher receives threatening letters at her home, she enlists her unflappable apprentice Tinker to investigate. But as the harassment of Phryne threatens to spin out of control, her lover Lin Chung is also targeted. Meanwhile,...

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Murder in Williamstown by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Williamstown

Kerry Greenwood

eAudiobook

Accustomed to both murder and dalliance, Australia's favourite detective, the inimitable Miss Fisher, returns in a case that will test her tact and judgement to the full. When the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher receives threatening letters at her home, she...

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The carnival is over by Greg Woodland

The carnival is over

Greg Woodland

eAudiobook

1971--Hal is seventeen, with dreams of escaping from Moorabool to a life in the city. But right now he's on a good behaviour bond and stuck in a job he hates, paying off the car he 'borrowed' and crashed. Hal's packing-room job makes him a target for workplace...

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A restless truth by Freya Marske

A restless truth

Freya Marske

eAudiobook

Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She'd hoped for plenty of it when she agreed to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy. She even volunteered to serve as an old lady's companion on an ocean liner. But Maud didn't expect the old...

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The Mitford secret  by Jessica Fellowes

The Mitford secret

Jessica Fellowes

Book

"It's 1941, and the Mitford household is splintered by the vicissitudes of war. To bring the clan together - maybe for one last time - Deborah invites them to Chatsworth for Christmas, along with a selection of society's most impressive and glamorous guests,...

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The secret of Bow Lane by Jennifer Ashley

The secret of Bow Lane

Jennifer Ashley

Large Print

"A stranger who appears on Kat's doorstep turns out to be one Charlotte Bristow, legal wife of Joe Bristow, the man Kat once believed herself married to -- who she thought died at sea twelve years ago. Kat is jolted by Charlotte's claims that not only was Joe...

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Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Andrea Penrose

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"Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband ... But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park's famous lake, that newfound peace...

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Death in Blitz city  by David Young

Death in Blitz city

David Young

Book

"1942. Hull, East Yorkshire: It is the most heavily bombed city outside of London, but for the sake of national morale the Hull Blitz is kept top secret. Newly posted Detective Chief Inspector Ambrose Swift cannot believe the devastation he finds. But for...

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A Christmas murder of crows  by D. M. Austin

A Christmas murder of crows

D. M. Austin

Book

"December 1923. In the picturesque Westmorland village of Crowthwaite, the barmaid at The Black Feather entertains a traveller with a local story of pagan sacrifice - the Murder of Crows. Unbeknownst to the guests already arriving for Christmas at Crowthwaite...

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Murder in Williamstown  by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Williamstown

Kerry Greenwood

Book

"When the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher receives threatening letters at her home, she enlists the unflappable apprentice Tinker to investigate. But as the harassment of Phryne threatens to spin out of control, her lover, Lin Chung is also targeted. Meanwhile,...

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Sherlock Holmes & Mr. Hyde  by Christian Klaver

Sherlock Holmes & Mr. Hyde

Christian Klaver

Book

"1903. A darkness has descended on London. A series of grisly murders are uncovered, trophies taken, bodies arranged and soon there are whispers of Jack the Ripper's return. A new client arrives at Baker Street seeking Sherlock Holmes's help: Dr Jekyll claims...

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A twist of murder by Heather Redmond

A twist of murder

Heather Redmond

eBook

Attending a boarding school at the largess of Charles Dickens, three orphans known for their exploits in scavenging go missing from outside London along with a treasure map.

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Murder at the Majestic Hotel by Clara McKenna

Murder at the Majestic Hotel

Clara McKenna

eBook

"Leaving behind tragedies surrounding their wedding at Morrington Hall, travel-worn Stella and Lyndy arrive at the grand Majestic Hotel in York to more misfortune-their stately honeymoon suite has been given away to Horace Wingrove, owner of England's largest...

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The devil's domain  by P. C. Doherty

The devil's domain

P. C. Doherty

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"In the summer of 1380 at Hawkmere Manor, also known as the 'Devil's Domain', a Frenchman lies dying - poisoned. He is one of five prisoners held by the Regent John of Gaunt. Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelstan are summoned to investigate the death in the...

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Murder on the Salsette  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Salsette

Edward Marston

Book

"Genevieve Masefield and George Dillman make a living as ship's detectives aboard the early twentieth century's most extravagant sailing vessels. From the members of first class in all their finery, the card cheats and pickpockets plying their trade, to the...

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Mystery in Provence by Vivian Conroy

Mystery in Provence

Vivian Conroy

eBook

Fresh from teaching at her prestigious Swiss boarding school, Miss Atalanta Ashford suddenly finds herself the most eligible young lady in society when she inherits her grandfather's substantial fortune. But with this fortune, and an elegant new Parisian home,...

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A conflict of interests by Claire Gradidge

A conflict of interests

Claire Gradidge

eBook

"June 1944, Romsey, England. Josephine 'Jo' Fox is at an impasse since the unwelcome return of her wayward husband Richard. So, when he disappears again, she is neither concerned nor surprised - until a burning car is discovered with a body inside. And there...

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A trace of poison by Colleen Cambridge

A trace of poison

Colleen Cambridge

eBook

"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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Murphy's law by Rhys Bowen

Murphy's law

Rhys Bowen

eAudiobook

Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, and her identity, for the anonymous shores of America. When she arrives in New York and sees the...

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A haunting at Holkham by Anne Glenconner

A haunting at Holkham

Anne Glenconner

eAudiobook

January 1950. Lady Anne Coke, daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, is called home after a sudden death in the family. She returns to Holkham Hall to discover a mystery: her beloved grandfather has been found dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs with a...

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The man in the shadows by Alys Clare

The man in the shadows

Alys Clare

eAudiobook

London, August 1881. The World's End Investigation Bureau is thriving, and Lily Raynor is delighted to have so much work - but she can't help wishing for a case that doesn't involve the overindulged upper classes. It's a wish she soon has cause to regret. The...

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Murder at the dressmaker's salon  by C. J. Archer

Murder at the dressmaker's salon

C. J. Archer

Book

"As fashion designer to London's elite, she had an eye for detail and a flare for the dramatic. But there's nothing stylish about her cold-blooded murder. With the social season just around the corner, the women in Cleo's family are having new outfits made by...

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Death down the aisle  by Verity Bright

Death down the aisle

Verity Bright

Book

"The society wedding of the decade has everything: the blushing bride, beautiful flowers... and the groom arrested before he can walk down the aisle? Thank goodness Lady Swift is on the guest list. Lady Eleanor Swift isn't normally one for grand social...

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The missing girls of Alardyce House  by Heather Atkinson

The missing girls of Alardyce House

Heather Atkinson

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"Edinburgh 1880. When Amy Osbourne's parents are lost at sea, she is forced to leave her London home and is sent to live with her aunt and uncle at the opposite end of the country. Alardyce House is depressing and dreary, her aunt haughty and cruel. Amy...

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The merchant murderers  by Michael Jecks

The merchant murderers

Michael Jecks

Book

"August, 1556. Jack Blackjack is on a simple mission: make it back home to his beloved London. It should be simple, right? Wrong. He's made it as far as Exeter, but before he can secure a fresh steed in that hellish city, he's faced with a dead priest,...

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Because I could not stop for death  by Amanda Flower

Because I could not stop for death

Amanda Flower

Book

"January 1855: Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she'd lost all hope of...

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Suppression & suspicion  by Mel Starr

Suppression & suspicion

Mel Starr

Book

"Delve into the world of fourteenth-century England in this thrilling historical mystery, the fifteenth in the brilliant Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton. Edmund Harkins has gone missing. Few in Bampton liked him, knowing him to be a wife-beater and distinctly...

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The Frankenstein monster  by Lynn Shepherd

The Frankenstein monster

Lynn Shepherd

Book

"Not all monsters remain fictional... Percy Shelley's legendary poetry lives on long after his death in 1850s England. But when his son and famed widow, Mary, are approached by a stranger offering to sell rare papers allegedly by Percy, Charles Maddox is...

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A fox in the fold  by Candace M. Robb

A fox in the fold

Candace M. Robb

Book

"October, 1376. Owen Archer is summoned by sheriff Ralph Hastings regarding a stripped and bloodied body discovered on the road to York. At first Owen believes the catalyst for murder and menace in York is the arrival of the political pariah William Wykeham,...

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Fierce poison by Will Thomas

Fierce poison

Will Thomas

Large Print

"London, 1893, there is poisoner loose in the city, with deaths piling up, and private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are apparently his next target in Fierce Poison by Will Thomas. Private Enquiry agent Cyrus Barker has just about seen it all...

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Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger

Fox Creek

William Kent Krueger

Large Print

"The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor Mystery Series follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries. The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision...

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Ghosts in the gloaming  by Denzil Meyrick

Ghosts in the gloaming

Denzil Meyrick

Book

"It's December 1968. Having cheated Sandy Hoynes out of a rowing race and navigation certificate when they were young, Dreich MacCallum makes an unexpected return to Kinloch. With the Girl Maggie up on the slip awaiting urgent repairs, Hoynes takes to his bed,...

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Murder on the Marmora  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Marmora

Edward Marston

Book

"Egypt, 1908. George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield, used to the grand opulence of the Cunard cruise line, are at first disappointed with the Marmora, a small, unimpressive ship owned by the P&O shipping line. Employed by P&O to be the ship's detectives,...

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Skelton's guide to blazing corpses  by David Stafford

Skelton's guide to blazing corpses

David Stafford

Book

"Guy Fawkes Night, 5th November, 1930. Bonfires are blazing, rockets burst. In a country lane, revellers discover a car that has been set on fire. At first, they assume that this is the work of vandals taking the Guy Fawkes spirit a little too far, sitting at...

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The railway detective's Christmas case  by Edward Marston

The railway detective's Christmas case

Edward Marston

Book

"December 1864. As a cold winter wind scours the Worcestershire countryside, an excursion train comes through a tunnel in the Malvern Hills to be confronted by a blockage on the line ahead. The driver manages to slow the train down so that the impact is...

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Mr Campion's mosaic  by Mike Ripley

Mr Campion's mosaic

Mike Ripley

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"London, 1972. A TV remake of a twenty-year-old film adaptation of one of Evadne Childe's classic novels, The Moving Mosaic, has been derailed by someone attempting to murder the leading man. Now the Evadne Childe Society wants Albert Campion to investigate....

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A conflict of interests by Claire Gradidge

A conflict of interests

Claire Gradidge

eAudiobook

June 1944, Romsey, England. Josephine 'Jo' Fox is at an impasse since the unwelcome return of her wayward husband Richard. So, when he disappears again, she is neither concerned nor surprised - until a burning car is discovered with a body inside. And there...

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Ashes in the snow by Oriana Ramunno

Ashes in the snow

Oriana Ramunno

eBook

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Death in the cove by Pauline Rowson

Death in the cove

Pauline Rowson

eAudiobook

When the body of a man dressed in a pinstriped suit is discovered by war photographer, Eva Paisley, in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset, Inspector Alun Ryga of Scotland Yard is sent to investigate. Recently promoted, the thoughtful, observant Ryga, is...

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Ashes in the snow by Oriana Ramunno

Ashes in the snow

Oriana Ramunno

eAudiobook

A beautiful, moving detective story set in Auschwitz in the Christmas of 1943. A young Jewish prisoner ... Auschwitz, 1943. It's snowing outside and Block 10 looks even bleaker than usual. Gioele Errera, a young Jewish boy imprisoned in the camp, finds the...

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Death in the nets  by Pauline Rowson

Death in the nets

Pauline Rowson

Book

"A cold wet January in 1951, former war photographer, Eva Paisley, insists that Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Ryga, return with her to the Devon coast where she has been staying with a friend, a former refugee from Belgium. Eva remains tight-lipped about...

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The summer birdcage  by L. C. Tyler

The summer birdcage

L. C. Tyler

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"Duke's Company actress Kitty Burgess has a stunning future before her - until she vanishes after the opening performance of Aminta Grey's new play, The Summer Birdcage. One of her fellow actors swears he saw her being bundled into a black coach driven by six...

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Book

"The famous detective returns... A brand-new collection of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories which spans Holmes' entire career, from the early days in Baker Street to retirement on the South Downs. Penned by masters of the genre, Sherlock stories feature a...

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Murder at the Serpentine Bridge  by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Andrea Penrose

Book

"Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband ... But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park's famous lake, that newfound peace...

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Secrets of the Nile  by Tasha Alexander

Secrets of the Nile

Tasha Alexander

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"Lord Bertram Deeley, a renowned amateur British collector of antiquities, is entertaining his closest friends at a lavish cruise up the Nile to his home at Luxor when he collapses after offering a welcome toast. Deeley is a victim of the lethal poison...

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Five Decembers by James Kestrel

Five Decembers

James Kestrel

eBook

"War, imprisonment, torture, romance...The novel has an almost operatic symmetry, and Kestrel turns a beautiful phrase." New York Times Five Decembers is a gripping thriller, a staggering portrait of war, and a heartbreaking love story, as unforgettable as All...

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Murder on the Caronia  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Caronia

Edward Marston

Book

"Genevieve Masefield and George Porter Dillman have met all kinds of people while sailing as ship detectives for the Cunard Line. But as they prepare to embark on yet another Atlantic crossing, this time aboard the famous Caronia, they encounter an entirely...

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The Bride of Blackfriars Lane  by Michelle Griep

The Bride of Blackfriars Lane

Michelle Griep

Book

"The Continuing Adventure of Jackson and Kit! Detective Jackson Forge can hardly wait to marry the street-sly swindler who's turned his life upside down. Kit Turner is equally excited to wed the handsome detective, and what better way to show her love than...

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The secret of Bow Lane by Jennifer Ashley

The secret of Bow Lane

Jennifer Ashley

eBook

In Victorian-era London, amateur sleuth and cook Kat Holloway must solve a murder to claim an inheritance she didn't know she had in a riveting new historical mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Death at the Crystal PalaceA stranger who...

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From the shadows by James R. Benn

From the shadows

James R. Benn

eBook

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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Because I could not stop for death by Amanda Flower

Because I could not stop for death

Amanda Flower

eBook

"Emily Dickinson and her housemaid, Willa Noble, realize there is nothing poetic about murder in this first book in an all-new series from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Amanda Flower. January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when...

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The half-life of Ruby Fielding  by Lydia Kang

The half-life of Ruby Fielding

Lydia Kang

Book

"Brooklyn, 1942. War rages overseas as brother and sister Will and Maggie Scripps contribute to the war effort stateside. Ambitious Will secretly scouts for the Manhattan Project while grief-stricken Maggie works at the Navy Yard, writing letters to her dead...

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A fatal end  by Faith Martin

A fatal end

Faith Martin

Book

"Oxford, 1963. In a backstreet club, people dance the night away to their favourite band. But behind the scenes there is trouble afoot. An argument is brewing between bandmembers, two possessive girlfriends have plans for their partners, the club manager is...

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Deadly Deception by Kate Parker

Deadly Deception

Kate Parker

eBook

Everyone hides secrets. Some provoke murder. Olivia Denis discovers her father kneeling over the body of a man & hellip;a man who supposedly drowned in the Channel years before. Olivia wants to ring for help, her father wants to hide the body, but a mysterious...

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Deadly darkness by Kate Parker

Deadly darkness

Kate Parker

eBook

As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast. July, 1939. Newlywed Olivia Denis Redmond plans to spend a peaceful honeymoon in the country before war...

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Deadly travel by Kate Parker

Deadly travel

Kate Parker

eBook

Travel to Berlin in 1939 is treacherous. Carrying out two clandestine missions in the enemy capital could prove deadly. When a Quaker Kindertransport chaperone is murdered in the East End of London, Britain's counterintelligence spymaster tasks Olivia Denis to...

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Death at the manor by Katharine Schellman

Death at the manor

Katharine Schellman

eBook

Regency widow Lily Adler is looking forward to spending the autumn away from the social whirl of London. When she arrives in Hampshire with her friends, the Carroways, she doesn't expect much more than a quiet country visit and the chance to spend time with...

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Gemini falls  by Sean (Australian novelist) Wilson

Gemini falls

Sean (Australian novelist) Wilson

Book

"Melbourne, 1930, as the Great Depression is taking hold: Thirteen-year-old Morris Turner, a little anxious by nature, feels more at home gazing at the stars than spending time with his detached father Jude, a detective, and older sister, Lottie. When a young...

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Millstone of doubt  by Erica Vetsch

Millstone of doubt

Erica Vetsch

Book

"Caught in the explosion of the Hammersmith Mill in London, Bow Street Runner Daniel Swann rushes to help any survivors only to find the mill's owner dead of an apparent gunshot. Even though the owner's daughter, Agatha Montgomery, mourns his death, it seems...

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Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Andrea Penrose

eBook

Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband ... But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park's famous lake, that newfound peace...

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Murder at Beacon Rock  by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Beacon Rock

Alyssa Maxwell

Book

"In June 1900, reporter Emma Cross discovers the body of a woman in the waters below the Morgans' mansion, which threatens to send members of Newport's high society floundering . . . As a reporter, Emma is used to covering Newport's social events. But this...

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Light on bone  by Kathryn Lasky

Light on bone

Kathryn Lasky

Book

"Kathryn Lasky has written an exciting new adult amateur sleuth mystery set in New Mexico in the 1930s. The sleuth is Georgia O'Keefe, who actually did suffer a nervous breakdown in 1933 when her husband Alfred Stieglitz had a somewhat public affair, was...

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The lost man of Bombay  by Vaseem Khan

The lost man of Bombay

Vaseem Khan

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"Bombay, 1950. When the body of a white man is found frozen in the Himalayan foothills near Dehra Dun, he is christened the Ice Man by the national media. Who is he? How long has he been there? Why was he killed? As Inspector Persis Wadia and Metropolitan...

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Murder in Westminster  by Vanessa Riley

Murder in Westminster

Vanessa Riley

Book

"Discovering a body on her property presents Lady Abigail Worthing with more than one pressing problem. The victim is Juliet, the wife of her neighbor, Stapleton Henderson. Although Abigail has little connection with the lady in question, she expects to be...

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A certain darkness  by Anna Lee Huber

A certain darkness

Anna Lee Huber

Book

"March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney's help with a suspect who claims...

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Mrs Hudson and the blue daisy affair  by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the blue daisy affair

Martin Davies

Book

"September in London, and the city basks in a glorious Indian summer. Sherlock Holmes has more work than he can handle, and when the Home Office asks him to sniff out a plot by Russian assassins on radical politician George Dashing, Holmes and Watson find...

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Mrs Hudson and the samarkand conspiracy  by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the samarkand conspiracy

Martin Davies

Book

"It's summer in London, and things are quiet. But while Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson chafe at their inactivity, a train carrying a vital secret is entering a tunnel in an obscure region of the Balkans - never to be seen again. The train is only the...

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Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus Testament  by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus Testament

Martin Davies

Book

"A thrilling cosy mystery for Mrs Hudson, Baker Street's best-kept secret. A man is knocked down outside 221B Baker Street. His dying words speak of a man risen from the grave. A Viscount has gone missing and there are rumours of a dead man haunting the moors...

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Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose  by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose

Martin Davies

Book

"As snow falls on Baker Street, the wintry city is abuzz with excitement: the Malabar Rose - a fabled and enormous ruby - has been sent as a gift to Queen Victoria by the Marharajah of Marjoudh. An extraordinary condition is attached: the gem must be displayed...

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Back to the garden  by Laurie R. King

Back to the garden

Laurie R. King

eBook

"A fifty-year-old cold case involving California royalty comes back to life-with potentially fatal consequences-in this gripping standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series The Gardener Estate is...

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A tale of two murders by Heather Redmond

A tale of two murders

Heather Redmond

eAudiobook

In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper's co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss's daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are...

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Grave expectations by Heather Redmond

Grave expectations

Heather Redmond

eAudiobook

London, June 1835. Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiance Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the unmistakable smell of death. Upon entering the woman's...

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Mrs Hudson and the samarkand conspiracy by Martin Davies

Mrs Hudson and the samarkand conspiracy

Martin Davies

eBook

"Mrs Hudson must step into action once more. It's summer in London, and things are quiet. But while Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson chafe at their inactivity, a train carrying a vital secret is entering a tunnel in an obscure region of the Balkans – never to be...

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The liars by Petronella McGovern

The liars

Petronella McGovern

eAudiobook

A wife burning with resentment. A husband hiding the past. Their teenage daughter crusading for the truth. What if your search for the truth puts your family at risk? The close-knit community of Kinton Bay is shocked when fifteen-year-old Siena Britton makes a...

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Mrs. Hudson and the spirits' curse  by Martin Davies

Mrs. Hudson and the spirits' curse

Martin Davies

Book

"When a traveler recently returned from the Far East enlists the assistance of her employer, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, after nearly being killed under mysterious circumstances, housekeeper Mrs. Hudson and Flottie, a young orphan in her care, undertake...

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Deadly spirits  by Mary Miley

Deadly spirits

Mary Miley

Book

"Summer, 1924. Young widow Maddie Pastore has been working for fraudulent spiritual medium Madame Carlotta for nearly a year - if 'work' you could call it. Investigating Carlotta's clients, and attending seances as her shill, keeps Maddie and her young son...

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Murder at Claridge's  by Jim Eldridge

Murder at Claridge's

Jim Eldridge

Book

"One of the Claridge's kitchen porters is found dead - strangled. He was a recent employee who claimed to be Romanian, but evidence suggests he may have been German. Detective Chief Inspector Coburg has to find out exactly who he was, and what he was doing at...

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