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The secret of the lost pearls by Darcie Wilde

The secret of the lost pearls

Darcie Wilde

eAudiobook

The resourceful and intrepid Rosalind Thorne, a heroine after Jane Austen's heart, returns to solve another mystery within Regency-era high society in the latest novel in Darcie Wilde's nationally bestselling historical series. Ideal for fans of Amanda Quick,...

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The English Führer by Rory Clements

The English Führer

Rory Clements

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Autumn 1945 - Off the east coast of England, a Japanese sub surfaces, unloads its mysterious cargo, then blows itself to pieces. Former spy Professor Tom Wilde is enjoying peacetime in Cambridge, settling back into teaching and family life. Until a call from...

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Death on the Walk  by Wendy M. author. Wilson

Death on the Walk

Wendy M. author. Wilson

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"A body plunging off a cliff, a new craze for pedestrianism and the related gambling, a constable willing to walk ninety miles without stopping, and a testing undercover assignment for Mr. Hardy. When a race walking champion is forced off a cliff to his death,...

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Uncanny times by Laura Anne Gilman

Uncanny times

Laura Anne Gilman

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"Huntsmen, according to the Church, were damned, their blood unclean, unholy. Yet for Rosemary and Aaron Harker the Church was less important than being ready to stand against the Uncanny as not being prepared could lead to being dead. The year is 1913....

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The Big Steep by Sandra Balzo

The Big Steep

Sandra Balzo

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"Maggy Thorsen's new neighbours, Philip and Vivian Woodward, are forging ahead with their plans for The Big Steep tea shop. Philip's enthusiasm to turn the neglected cottage once owned by Vivian's reclusive grandparents, the Koepplers, into a tea lover's...

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Murder on the Oceanic  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Oceanic

Edward Marston

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"Southampton, 1910. When the Oceanic sets sail its ultimate destination is New York. But it must make one very important stop first: at Cherbourg, to pick up internationally renowned financier and art collector J. P. Morgan, fresh from a continental buying...

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Secrets typed in blood  by Stephen Spotswood

Secrets typed in blood

Stephen Spotswood

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"New York City, 1947: For years, Holly Quick has made a good living off of murder, filling up the pages of pulp detective magazines with gruesome tales of revenge. Now someone is bringing her stories to life and leaving a trail of blood-soaked bodies behind....

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A dangerous business by Jane Smiley

A dangerous business

Jane Smiley

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"Monterey, 1851. Ever since her husband was killed in a bar fight, Eliza Ripple has been working in a brothel. It seems like a better life, at least at first. The madam, Mrs. Parks, is kind, the men are (relatively) well behaved, and Eliza has attained what...

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Dark waters rising  by Cassandra Clark

Dark waters rising

Cassandra Clark

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"Autumn, 1394. All is not well at Swyne Priory. Dissension has arisen amongst the nuns. The new novices whisper in corners, spreading malicious rumours and sharing dark secrets. The Prioress gives Hildegard an order: search out the cause of this unrest, and...

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A house divided  by Judith Cutler

A house divided

Judith Cutler

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"May 1861, Victorian England. When Matthew and Harriet Rowsley are invited to a house party at Clunston Park by Matthew's cousin, Colonel Barrington Rowsley and his wife Lady Hortensia, Harriet is nervous - surely the aristocratic guests will snub her? After...

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Peril in the parish  by Dorothy Cannell

Peril in the parish

Dorothy Cannell

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"March 1933, Dovecote Hatch, England. Florence Norris knows she has found a good man in George 'Birdie' Bird, the landlord of the local pub, The Dog & Whistle. They are set to marry in a low-key service at the parish church in their beloved village Dovecote...

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The inconvenient German  by Peter Steiner

The inconvenient German

Peter Steiner

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"1944. Captain Charlie Herder's plane is shot down in woods near Munich. A week later, he has managed to evade capture by the SS, but for how much longer? As the American pilot desperately tries to make his way to the French border, a huge manhunt ensues....

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A dangerous business  by Jane Smiley

A dangerous business

Jane Smiley

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"Monterey, 1851. Ever since her husband was killed in a bar fight, Eliza Ripple has been working in a brothel. It seems like a better life, at least at first. The madam, Mrs. Parks, is kind, the men are (relatively) well behaved, and Eliza has attained what...

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Death among the diamonds  by Fliss Chester

Death among the diamonds

Fliss Chester

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"Everyone in 1920s London knows the Honourable Cressida Fawcett: fiercely independent (though never apart from her little pug Ruby), lover of martinis and interior designer extraordinaire. She's solved many crimes of fashion... so how about murder? Cressida...

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Murder in an Irish castle  by Verity Bright

Murder in an Irish castle

Verity Bright

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"Christmas, 1924. Lady Eleanor Swift has received a rather unexpected invitation to the village Christmas party in the tiny, rural hamlet of Derrydee in the west of Ireland. Eleanor is thrilled about exploring her ancestral roots at her late uncle's estate and...

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The affair of the thirty-nine cufflinks  by James Anderson

The affair of the thirty-nine cufflinks

James Anderson

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"Lord Burford had some serious misgivings about hosting yet another house party at Alderley. After all, the previous two could, at best, be described as disastrous. But with family members travelling down for the funeral of an elderly relative, the Earl really...

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Death at the falls  by Rosemary Simpson

Death at the falls

Rosemary Simpson

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"October 1890. Prudence and Geoffrey settle into the most elegant hotel in Canadian Niagara, they observe a popular tourist area torn between natural beauty and industrial power. They also notice the antics of daredevil Crazy Louie Whiting, determined to be...

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Death at the Savoy  by Ron Base

Death at the Savoy

Ron Base

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"An atmospheric, entertaining new mystery series introducing a plucky Canadian heroine and set in the world's most famous hotel. It's 1968. London is in full swing and the Savoy Hotel is at the height of its legendary glitz and glamour, welcoming the rich,...

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Trickster by Sam Michaels

Trickster

Sam Michaels

eBook

To be ruthless is to be powerful, at least it is on the Battersea streets ...

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Murder at Beacon Rock by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Beacon Rock

Alyssa Maxwell

eBook

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 time...

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Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley

Murder in Westminster

Vanessa Riley

eBook

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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The man that got away by Lynne Truss

The man that got away

Lynne Truss

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1957: In the beach town of Brighton, music is playing and guests are sunning themselves, when a young man is found dead, dripping blood, in a deck chair. Constable Twitten of the Brighton Police Force has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connected to a...

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All that is secret by Patricia Raybon

All that is secret

Patricia Raybon

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From award-winning author Patricia Raybon comes a compelling new historical mystery series, a riveting puzzle about a young Black theologian--and Sherlock fan--trying to solve her father's cold-case murder in a city ruled by the KKK. It's the winter of 1923...

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A trace of poison by Colleen Cambridge

A trace of poison

Colleen Cambridge

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Mystery fans will revel in this historical series set in the fascinating world of Agatha Christie, as her ever-capable housekeeper endeavors to solve mysteries far stranger than fiction--a treat for fans of Anna Lee Huber, Jacqueline Winspear, Alyssa Maxwell,...

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A twist of murder by Heather Redmond

A twist of murder

Heather Redmond

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In Victorian England, aspiring author Charles Dickens is on the case again--in pursuit of missing orphans, legendary treasure, and a cold-blooded killer in the latest installment of Heather Redmond's charming series that reimagines the famous writer as an...

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Vixen by Sam Michaels

Vixen

Sam Michaels

eBook

"While World War Two rages on around them, the gangs of London are fighting for their turf... There might be a war on, but that doesn't stop Georgina Garrett running her business with an iron fist. No one said running the Battersea gang was going to be easy,...

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Murder on the Celtic  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Celtic

Edward Marston

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"New York, 1910. George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield have crossed the Atlantic Ocean numerous times in their capacity as ship's detectives. On those crossings they've had the pleasure, and in some cases the trouble, of sailing with very famous passengers....

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A truth most treacherous  by Genevieve Essig

A truth most treacherous

Genevieve Essig

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"Florida, 1884. It's a new year and Cassie Gwynne is determined to be done with the unseemly business of murder. She's made her resolution and she's going to stick to it. Unfortunately, fate has other plans... The very next day, she happens upon the body of a...

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Funeral train  by Laurie Loewenstein

Funeral train

Laurie Loewenstein

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""Already suffering the privations of the 1930s Dust Bowl, an Oklahoma town is further devastated when a passenger train derails - flooding its hospital with the dead and maimed. Among the seriously wounded is Etha, wife of Sheriff Temple Jennings. Overwhelmed...

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The Tavistock plot by Tracy Grant

The Tavistock plot

Tracy Grant

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London, 1820. Britain and Continental Europe teeter on the edge of upheaval, but Mélanie Rannoch tells herself she's left behind the dangers of the spy game and the sometimes equally-perilous intrigues of London society as she prepares for the premiere of her...

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To disguise the truth by Jen Turano

To disguise the truth

Jen Turano

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"When Arthur Livingston seeks out the agency to find a missing heiress, Eunice Holbrooke realizes her past has finally caught up with her. In order to avoid Arthur and conceal her real identity, Eunice goes undercover on another case. But will the truth she...

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Where the light enters by Sara Donati

Where the light enters

Sara Donati

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From the international bestselling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati's enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in...

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The Willow Marsh murder by Karen Charlton

The Willow Marsh murder

Karen Charlton

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"Cambridgeshire, September 1813: Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods are lured to an isolated estate in the deadly marshland surrounding Ely, to investigate a murder. But nothing is as it seems at the mysterious Willow Marsh Manor. They soon...

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Lady Violet holds a baby by Grace Burrowes

Lady Violet holds a baby

Grace Burrowes

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If it's not weddings, then hapless widows are expected to attend christenings ... Lady Violet returns with St. Sevier to her family seat, and finds Derwent Hall at sixes and sevens upon the occasion of her nephew's christening. Other guests have brought their...

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The wonder by Emma Donoghue

The wonder

Emma Donoghue

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'An old-school page turner with crackling intensity' Stephen King 'Powerful, compulsively readable' Irish Times Eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a...

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The vanishing of Margaret Small by Neil Alexander

The vanishing of Margaret Small

Neil Alexander

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'An evocative, endearing, entertaining and thoroughly delicious character portrait and a terrific first novel' - Donal MacIntyre, TV presenter 'A tender, thought-provoking and totally gripping novel from a wonderful storyteller...deserves to be a huge hit!' -...

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The glassmaker's wife  by Lee Martin

The glassmaker's wife

Lee Martin

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"In August of 1844, a man named Leonard Reed takes violently ill at his home near Heathsville, Illinois, and four days later he is dead. The cause? Arsenic poisoning. The suspect? His wife, Betsey. The chief witnesses against her? A hired girl, Eveline Deal,...

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Paperback Jack  by Loren D. Estleman

Paperback Jack

Loren D. Estleman

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"1946. Fresh from the War in Europe, hack writer Jacob Heppleman discovers a changed world back home. The pulp magazines he used to write for are dying, replaced by a revolutionary new publishing racket: paperback novels. Although scorned by the critics, the...

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The Lindbergh nanny  by Mariah Fredericks

The Lindbergh nanny

Mariah Fredericks

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"When the most famous toddler in America, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., is kidnapped from his family home in New Jersey in 1932, the case makes international headlines. Already celebrated for his flight across the Atlantic, his father, Charles, Sr., is the country's...

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Train by Pete Dexter

Train

Pete Dexter

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Train is a 18-year-old black caddy at an exclusive L.A. country club. He is a golf prodigy, but the year is 1953 and there is no such thing as a black golf prodigy. Nevertheless, Train draws the interest of Miller Packard, a gambler whose smiling, distracted...

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The devil's blaze  by Robert J. Harris

The devil's blaze

Robert J. Harris

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"London, 1943. Across the city, prominent figures in science and the military are bursting into flame and being incinerated. Convinced that the Germans have deployed a new terror weapon, a desperate government turns to the one man who can track down the source...

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The city underground  by Michael (Fiction writer) Russell

The city underground

Michael (Fiction writer) Russell

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"Ireland 1941. A German spy escapes from Mountjoy Prison, clearly with inside help. Yet no one wants to catch him. When the head of Garda Special Branch sends Inspector Stefan Gillespie to find out why, it must be in secret. But he meets a web of deceit in...

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Death of a heretic  by Peter Tremayne

Death of a heretic

Peter Tremayne

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"Ireland, AD 672: The abbey of Muman at Imleach Iubhair is being renovated when its guests' hostel burns to the ground. There is one fatality: Bishop Brodulf of Luxovium, a distinguished visitor and cousin to the King of Franks. Sister Fidelma is asked by...

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Ashes in the snow  by Oriana Ramunno

Ashes in the snow

Oriana Ramunno

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"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 body of an SS officer. Hugo Fischer is sent to investigate the unexplained death of the renowned Nazi. But...

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A Christmas deliverance  by Anne Perry

A Christmas deliverance

Anne Perry

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"Scuff has come a long way from his time as a penniless orphan scraping together a living on the banks of the Thames. Now he's studying medicine at a free clinic run by Dr. Crowe. Lately Crowe has grown distracted after witnessing an altercation between a...

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The socialite's guide to murder by S. K. Golden

The socialite's guide to murder

S. K. Golden

eBook

"It's 1958, and Evelyn Elizabeth Grace Murphy has not left the Pinnacle Hotel in fourteen months. She suffers from agoraphobia, and what's more, it's her father's hotel, and everything she needs is there. Evelyn's always been good at finding things; she...

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Stayin' alive by Julie Mulhern

Stayin' alive

Julie Mulhern

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Springtime. Love is in the air. So is murder. When Ellison Russell, reluctant finder of bodies, chairs a gala in conjunction with the museum's Chinese funerary exhibit, she expects disaster. So, she's not remotely surprised when a body turns up. Ellison is...

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The stolen book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick

The stolen book of Evelyn Aubrey

Serena Burdick

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What if you could write a new ending for yourself? England, 1898: When Evelyn first married the famous novelist William Aubrey, she was dazzled by his brilliance. But their newlywed bliss is brief when William is gripped by writer's block, and he becomes...

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When a lady deceives by Tara Kingston

When a lady deceives

Tara Kingston

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London, 1890. In Victorian London, reporter Jennie Quinn employs deception as a weapon. Going undercover to seek justice for a murdered informant, she's drawn into a powerful criminal's seductive game of cat and mouse. Enigmatic former lawman Matthew Colton is...

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When a lady dares by Tara Kingston

When a lady dares

Tara Kingston

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Sophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she's so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium's confidence. When a...

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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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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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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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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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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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Peril in Paris  by Rhys Bowen

Peril in Paris

Rhys Bowen

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"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

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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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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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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

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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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A conflict of interests  by Claire Gradidge

A conflict of interests

Claire Gradidge

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"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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"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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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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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