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Historical crime new titles

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Rest not in peace by Melvin R. Starr

Rest not in peace

Melvin R. Starr

eBook

Another slice of medieval skullduggery from the surgeon-turned-sleuth Master Hugh, surgeon and bailiff, is asked to provide a sleeping potion for Sir Henry Burley, a friend and guest of Lord Gilbert at Bampton Castle. Sir Henry--with his current wife,...

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Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen

Simon Brett

Large Print

The Dowager Duchess of Tawcester knows America is full of wealthy young men, all of whom will fall in love with her daughter, the supremely gifted Twinks - and marriage to a Texan millionaire would solve the Tawcester financial problems once and for all....

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The ink stain  by Meg Keneally

The ink stain

Meg Keneally

Book

"Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, has been imprisoned for criminal libel so often he can edit the newspaper from his cell. While awaiting trial during one of his imprisonments, Hallward boasts of a story that will destroy several power...

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Protectors by Kris Nelscott

Protectors

Kris Nelscott

eBook

The novel opens on the day of the Moon landing, July 20, 1969, two years after the Summer of Love changed Berkeley forever, and left lots of broken teenagers in its wake. One of the first (if not the first) women-only gyms in the nation and the start...

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A dangerous place by Jacqueline Winspear

A dangerous place

Jacqueline Winspear

eAudiobook

Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place... In Jacqueline Winspear's powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal...

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Pirate king by Laurie R. King

Pirate king

Laurie R. King

eAudiobook

In England's silent-film industry, Randolph Fflytte is king. Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte's movie studio but nothing seems amiss until the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon. There the thirt...

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The boy at the keyhole by Stephen M. Giles

The boy at the keyhole

Stephen M. Giles

eAudiobook

England, 1961. Samuel's mother has been away for 113 days. Now it's just Samuel and Ruth, the housekeeper, alone in the once-great house. His mother is abroad, purportedly tending to her late husband's faltering business. Samuel yearns for her return,...

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The death beat by Fiona Veitch Smith

The death beat

Fiona Veitch Smith

Large Print

When 'London Daily Globe' editor Rollo Rolandson has to return to New York for three months he takes his star reporter, Poppy Denby, with him. Poppy is very excited to be working on the world-famous 'New York Times' and looks forward to immersing herself...

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The ink stain by Meg Keneally

The ink stain

Meg Keneally

Audio CD

"Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, has been imprisoned for criminal libel so often he can edit the newspaper from his cell. While awaiting trial during one of his imprisonments, Hallward boasts of a story that will destroy several power...

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The Shaker murders by Eleanor Kuhns

The Shaker murders

Eleanor Kuhns

eAudiobook

Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft and murder, travelling weaver Will Rees, his heavily pregnant wife Lydia, and six adopted children take refuge in Zion, a Shaker community in rural Maine. Shortly after their arrival, screams in the night reveal...

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Death comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

Death comes to Pemberley

P. D. James

eAudiobook

Two great literary minds-master of suspense P.D. James and literary icon Jane Austen-come together in Death Comes to Pemberley, a bestselling historical crime fiction tribute to Pride and Prejudice. Conjuring the world of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Fi...

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The black ascot  by Charles Todd

The black ascot

Charles Todd

Book

"An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during...

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Mephisto waltz by Frank Tallis

Mephisto waltz

Frank Tallis

Audio CD

"When the body of a badly mutilated victim is discovered in an abandoned piano factory in 1904 Vienna, psychiatrist Max Lieberman assists Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt in an investigation that draws them into the shadowy and sexually unconvent...

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One if by land by Ethan J. Wolfe

One if by land

Ethan J. Wolfe

Book

"President Chester Arthur calls semi-retired Murphy back to duty when, with a pending meeting of world leaders in New York City, prostitutes are being murdered and dismembered in the streets. Arthur's special assistant William Burke travels to New York...

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Wishing Caswell dead by Patricia Stoltey

Wishing Caswell dead

Patricia Stoltey

Book

"In the early 1800s in a village on the Illinois frontier, young Jo Mae Proud wishes her cruel brother Caswell dead. Forced into prostitution, she discovers she is pregnant and vows to escape. When Caswell is injured by a near lightning hit, he becomes...

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Read herring hunt by V. M. Burns

Read herring hunt

V. M. Burns

Book

"Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is about to find out it's not so easy to play Monday morning quarterback when it comes to murder . . . To the town of North Harbor, Michigan, MISU quarterback Dawson Alexander is a local hero. To Samantha....

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Murder in the Oval Library by Colleen Gleason

Murder in the Oval Library

Colleen Gleason

Book

"With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun--and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital. Lin...

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Murder in an English village by Jessica Ellicott

Murder in an English village

Jessica Ellicott

Book

"1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in...

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The body in the boat  by A. J. MacKenzie

The body in the boat

A. J. MacKenzie

Book

"Across the still, dark English Channel come the smugglers. But tonight they carry an unusual cargo: a coffin. Several miles inland, a respected banker holds a birthday party for his wife. Within days, one of the guests is found shot dead. What links...

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Dead shot  by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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The horseman's song  by Ben Pastor

The horseman's song

Ben Pastor

Book

"Spain, July 1937. The tragic prelude to World War II is played out in the civil war between Spanish nationalists and republicans. Among Franco's volunteers is Martin Bora, the twenty-something German officer and detective. Presently assigned to the ...

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A murderous marriage by Alyssa Maxwell

A murderous marriage

Alyssa Maxwell

eBook

When her sister Julia's new--and much older--husband is found dead the morning after their hasty marriage, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva, must discover the killer before the Renshaws' social standing is irreparably damaged by a murder ...

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A gentlewoman's guide to murder  by Victoria Hamilton

A gentlewoman's guide to murder

Victoria Hamilton

Book

"Scandal and slaughter among Regency London's elite. The bloody murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before...

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A study in scarlet women by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

A study in scarlet women

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

eBook

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean...

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No human enemy by John Gardner

No human enemy

John Gardner

eBook

1944. A new threat is putting the nation on edge. The V-weapons. Soon after the D-Day landings, Hitler launches the V-1 flying bomb, bringing death and destruction to England. One of the targets is a Camberwell convent. The Reserve Squad, led by colleagues...

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Bone rattler by Eliot Pattison

Bone rattler

Eliot Pattison

eBook

Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. A strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the...

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Eye of the raven by Eliot Pattison

Eye of the raven

Eliot Pattison

eBook

With the aid of the Native American Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland clan by the British. But his new life is shattered when he and Conawago discover a dying Virginian officer nailed to an Indian shrine...

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The lady flirts with death by Peg Herring

The lady flirts with death

Peg Herring

eBook

The third book of the Elizabeth mysteries opens as Elizabeth Tudor is accused of treason and locked in the Tower of London. Peto the Pope is accused of murder but proclaims innocence. An anonymous pregnant girl takes Shelter with Hannah Maldon, wife to...

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A fatal flaw by Faith Martin

A fatal flaw

Faith Martin

eBook

The brand new Ryder & Loveday novel from global bestseller Faith Martin! 1960, Oxford As the city of Oxford prepares itself for the inaugural Miss Oxford Honey Beauty Pageant at The Old Swan Theatre, excitement is in the air. But when one of the lead...

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The dead in their vaulted arches by C. Alan Bradley

The dead in their vaulted arches

C. Alan Bradley

eAudiobook

The absence of Flavia DeLuce's mother, Harriet, has always cast a shadow, since her presumed death in a mountaineering accident in Tibet. Now, astonishingly, a specially commissioned train is bringing Harriet back to Buckshaw. But rather than putting...

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The vanishing man  by Charles (Charles B.) Finch

The vanishing man

Charles (Charles B.) Finch

Book

"London, 1853: Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England's most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the Duke's great-grandfather has been stolen...

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A thousand devils  by Frank Goldammer

A thousand devils

Frank Goldammer

Book

"A disturbing murder reveals a high-stakes conspiracy among the ruins of postwar Dresden. Two years after the firebombing that devastated the historic East German city, the suffering continues in the throes of a brutal winter. The wary and exhausted ...

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The wolf and the watchman  by Niklas Natt och Dag

The wolf and the watchman

Niklas Natt och Dag

Book

"The year is 1793. Over a year has passed since the death of Gustav III of Sweden and the nation is ruled with an iron fist by lord of the realm Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm. In the wake of the old king's passing, trust has turned into a sparse commodity....

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Beyond absolution by Cora Harrison

Beyond absolution

Cora Harrison

Book

"Reverend Mother Aquinas must discover who murdered a much-loved priest in the third of this compelling new Irish historical mystery series. Ireland. 1925. Pierced through to the brain, the dead body of the priest was found wedged into the small, dar...

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The stranger by Kate Riordan

The stranger

Kate Riordan

Book

"1940 Cornwall, England. Penhallow Hall shelters a handful of Land Girls, sent to the coast to avoid the horrors of London's Blitz. But the beautiful, arrogant Diana Devlin, impatient with the sleepy village and its placid residents, can't resist the...

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The way of all flesh by Ambrose Parry

The way of all flesh

Ambrose Parry

Book

"Edinburgh, 1847. Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, medical student Will Raven is about to start his apprenticeship with the brilliant and renowned Dr Simpson. Sim...

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The shadow district by 1961- author. Arnaldur Indridason

The shadow district

1961- author. Arnaldur Indridason

Book

"In wartime Reykjavík, a young woman is found strangled in 'the Shadow District', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. In the present, a 90-year-old...

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Murder by Sarah Pinborough

Murder

Sarah Pinborough

eAudiobook

Dr Thomas Bond, Police Surgeon, is still recovering from when Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London--and a more malign enemy hid in his shadow. Bond and the others who worked on the gruesome case are still stalked by its legacies, both psycho...

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Mrs Jeffries pinches the post by Emily Brightwell

Mrs Jeffries pinches the post

Emily Brightwell

Audio CD

Harrison Nye may have been involved in some dubious business dealings, but no one ever expected him to be murdered. Now Inspector Witherspoon must root out the perpetrator of the underhanded deed. Nye's business associate visited him just hours before...

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She be damned by M. J. Tjia

She be damned

M. J. Tjia

Audio CD

"London, 1863: prostitutes in the Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss and so it falls ...

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Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire

M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

Audio CD

"September 1939: A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice. Inspector Betty Church - one of the few female officers on the force - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty...

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Blood & sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Blood & sugar

Laura Shepherd-Robinson

eBook

June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock - horribly tortured and branded with a slaver's mark. Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham - a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career - is visited by the sister of...

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Evil things by Katya Ivar

Evil things

Katya Ivar

eBook

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A death at a gentleman's club  by Caroline Dunford

A death at a gentleman's club

Caroline Dunford

Book

"In the run up to Christmas 1913, Euphemia's stepfather, the Bishop, proposes a family lunch at his club. Bertram, who is staying with the Mullers, runs her up to town in his car. He decides to let Euphemia confront her family alone before introducing...

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A web of silk  by Fiona Buckley

A web of silk

Fiona Buckley

Book

"August, 1582. The queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, has ordered Ursula to keep an eye on her new neighbour, Giles Frost, who is rumoured to be spying for King Philip of Spain. Arriving at Knoll House on the pretext of teaching his two daug...

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The woman who spoke to spirits  by Alys Clare

The woman who spoke to spirits

Alys Clare

Book

"London, 1880. 'I'm dreadfully afraid someone is threatening to kill my wife...' When accounts clerk Ernest Stibbins approaches the World's End investigation bureau with wild claims that his wife Albertina has been warned by her spirit guides that...

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The Mathematical Bridge  by Jim Kelly

The Mathematical Bridge

Jim Kelly

Book

"Cambridge, 1940. It is the first winter of the war, and snow is falling. When an evacuee drowns in the river, his body swept away, Detective Inspector Eden Brooke sets out to investigate what seems to be a deliberate attack. The following night, a l...

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The black ascot by Charles Todd

The black ascot

Charles Todd

eBook

An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during...

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The Black Ascot by Charles Todd

The Black Ascot

Charles Todd

eAudiobook

Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge...

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The iron hand of mars by Lindsey Davis

The iron hand of mars

Lindsey Davis

eAudiobook

'I've always wanted to see something of the Empire outside Rome.' AD 71. Germania Libera: dark dripping forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaug...

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Shadows in bronze by Lindsey Davis

Shadows in bronze

Lindsey Davis

eAudiobook

'I was the new boy, so they saddled me with the worst jobs.' Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his best friend Petronius. ...

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Roger Ascham and the King's lost girl by Matthew Reilly

Roger Ascham and the King's lost girl

Matthew Reilly

eBook

In this special prequel to Matthew Reilly's The Tournament, Roger Ascham, the unorthodox tutor of Princess Elizabeth, is tasked by King Henry VIII with a most unusual and dangerous mission.

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The mirror thief by Martin Seay

The mirror thief

Martin Seay

eBook

Publishers Weekly raved that "with near-universal appeal . . . Seay's debut novel is a true delight, a big, beautiful cabinet of wonders that is by turns an ominous modern thriller, a supernatural mystery, and an enchanting historical adventure story."...

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She be damned by M. J. Tjia

She be damned

M. J. Tjia

Large Print

London, 1863: Prostitutes in the Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss, and so it falls ...

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A murderous marriage  by Alyssa Maxwell

A murderous marriage

Alyssa Maxwell

Book

"Since the Great War, some family fortunes have suffered, including those of the Renshaws. Despite being the granddaughter of an earl, Julia Renshaw is under pressure to marry for money - and has settled for Gilbert Townsend, a viscount and a wealthy...

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The hangman's secret by Laura Joh Rowland

The hangman's secret

Laura Joh Rowland

eAudiobook

Crime-scene photographers Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene they've ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been found hanged. His murder becomes a sensation because he was England's top hangman. Sir Gerald,...

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The flimflam affair by Bill Pronzini

The flimflam affair

Bill Pronzini

eAudiobook

The Flimflam Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series. Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services is a fixture in San Francisco at the dawn of a new ce...

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Die Nightingale-Schwestern by Donna Douglas

Die Nightingale-Schwestern

Donna Douglas

eBook

London, 1934. Das berühmte Nightingale Hospital sucht neue Krankenschwestern. Unter den Kandidatinnen sind drei junge Frauen, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten: Während Dora aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammt, ist Millie eine waschechte Aristokratin,...

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Blood & sugar  by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Blood & sugar

Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Book

"June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock - horribly tortured and branded with a slaver's mark. Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham - a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career - is visited by the sister of...

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In the shadow of the enemy  by Tania Bayard

In the shadow of the enemy

Tania Bayard

Book

"Paris, 1393. A masquerade ball at the palace ends in tragedy, with four revellers burned to death. Was it an accident... or did someone deliberately hurl a flaming torch at the dancers? Convinced it was an act of murder and that the king himself was...

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The golden tresses of the dead  by C. Alan Bradley

The golden tresses of the dead

C. Alan Bradley

Book

"Flavia de Luce, the twelve-year-old chemist and amateur detective is eager to turn professional. She and her father's valet, Dogger, have founded a detective agency, Arthur Dogger & Associates, and unexpectedly cut into their first case during the revelry...

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All the tears in China  by Sulari Gentill

All the tears in China

Sulari Gentill

Book

"Shanghai in 1935 is a 20th century Babylon, an expatriate playground where fortunes are made and lost, where East and West collide, and the stakes include life itself. Into this cultural melting pot, Rowland Sinclair arrives from Sydney to represent...

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Nemesis  by Rory Clements

Nemesis

Rory Clements

Book

"Can a ruthless spy ring change the course of war? In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land - but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to ensure his death.... On holiday...

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The murder pit  by Mick Finlay

The murder pit

Mick Finlay

Book

̀"1896: A missing daughter. Three dead children. A sinister connection between a farm and an asylum. Arrowood must catch the killer before he strikes again - and before Sherlock Holmes or the police take the credit..." --Publisher description.

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Genuine Gold by Ann Aptaker

Genuine Gold

Ann Aptaker

eBook

New York, 1952. From the shadowy docks of Athens, Greece, to the elegance of a Fifth Avenue penthouse, to the neon glare of Coney Island, art smuggler Cantor Gold must track down an ancient artifact, elude thugs and killers, protect a beautiful woman...

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The hangman's secret by Laura Joh. Rowland

The hangman's secret

Laura Joh. Rowland

eBook

From award-winning author Laura Joh Rowland, a story about the darkness that lurks within and the deadly secrets that beg to be revealed.

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The Detections of Dr by Lillian De la Torre

The Detections of Dr

Lillian De la Torre

eBook

Eight exquisite mystery stories set in London, starring Dr. Samuel Johnson, one of the greatest minds of the eighteenth century.

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Forgotten murder  by Dolores Gordon-Smith

Forgotten murder

Dolores Gordon-Smith

Book

"Jack Haldean's newly-wedded bliss is disrupted by a series of shocking revelations in this gripping historical mystery. When an old schoolfriend of Jack's wife Betty witnesses a disturbing vision in the garden of a smart suburban house, Jack is intr...

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In the shadow of Croft Towers  by Abigail Wilson

In the shadow of Croft Towers

Abigail Wilson

Book

"When Sybil Delafield's coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil's arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of...

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The flimflam affair  by Bill Pronzini

The flimflam affair

Bill Pronzini

Book

"Carpenter and Quincannon Professional Detective Services is a fixture in San Francisco at the dawn of a new century. Sabina and John will protect their clients, doing what is necessary to run the dregs of society into the arms of the law. Sometimes ...

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The magic of Cornwall. Volume 1  by Emma Jameson

The magic of Cornwall. Volume 1

Emma Jameson

Book

"A Charming Duet Starring Dr. Benjamin Bones and Lady Juliet Linton Welcome! These novellas take place in Birdswing, a tiny Cornish village. During the Second World War, handsome young Dr. Bones is chosen not to serve overseas Instead, he's chosen to...

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Goldstein  by Volker Kutscher

Goldstein

Volker Kutscher

Book

"Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin's underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. As a favour to the FBI, the police put him under surveillance with Detective Gereon Rath on the job....

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The Bleak midwinter  by L.C Tyler

The Bleak midwinter

L.C Tyler

Book

"1668: John Grey is now a Justice of the Peace and lives in the manor house he has inherited on his mother's death with his new wife, Aminta. As the village is cut off from the rest of the world by a heavy snowfall, George Barwell is discovered dead in...

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Murder at the British Museum  by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the British Museum

Jim Eldridge

Book

"1894. A well-respected academic is found dead in a gentlemen's convenience cubicle at the British Museum, the stall locked from the inside. Professor Lance Pickering had been due to give a talk promoting the museum's new 'Age of King Arthur' exhibition...

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The widows  by Jess Montgomery

The widows

Jess Montgomery

Book

"Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town's widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her...

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Treacherous is the night by Anna Lee Huber

Treacherous is the night

Anna Lee Huber

Large Print

"In 1919 England, many look to the spirit world for answers. Verity attends a seance where a medium channels a former fellow spy with a special message for Verity. When the medium is murdered, Verity heads to war-torn Belgium to find the significance...

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Evil things  by Katja Ivar

Evil things

Katja Ivar

Book

"Hella Mauzer was the first ever woman Inspector in the Helsinki Homicide Unit. But her superiors deemed her too `emotional' for the job and had her reassigned. Now, two years later, she is working in Lapland for the Ivalo police department under Chi...

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Soot by Andrew Martin

Soot

Andrew Martin

Large Print

York, 1798: An artist is found murdered in his home, stabbed with the tools of his trade: a pair of scissors. The people depicted in the final six shades, or silhouettes, made by him become the key suspects - but who are they, and where are they to be...

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The women of Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The women of Baker Street

Michelle Birkby

Large Print

1889: Mrs Hudson, long-suffering landlady of 221b Baker Street, falls ill and collapses in her home, and is whisked off by Dr Watson to St Bartholomew's Hospital. Perhaps she has developed an overactive imagination thanks to her eccentric lodgers, but...

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time to depart by Lindsey Davis

time to depart

Lindsey Davis

eAudiobook

'I still can't believe I've put the bastard away for good!' Petro muttered. Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are...

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One virgin too many by Lindsey Davis

One virgin too many

Lindsey Davis

eAudiobook

'All the problems I know about are family ones.' A frightened child approaches Roman informer Falco pleading for help. Nobody believes Gaia's story that a relation wants to kill her - and neither does he. Beset by his own family troubles, by his new....

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Death at the Wychbourne Follies  by Amy Myers

Death at the Wychbourne Follies

Amy Myers

Book

"1926, Kent. Lady Ansley's old Gaiety Theatre group are reuniting at Wychbourne Court for the weekend to perform the Wychbourne Follies, but it's not long before simmering tensions, revived old scores, fears and, worst of all, buried memories take ce...

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Tombland by C. J. Sansom

Tombland

C. J. Sansom

eBook

Spring, 1549.Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos . . .The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Pro...

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The cutthroat by Clive Cussler

The cutthroat

Clive Cussler

Audio CD

Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns...

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The circus train conspiracy by Edward Marston

The circus train conspiracy

Edward Marston

Audio CD

Following a string of successful performances along the west coast, the Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Hexham on the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway for their next show. Yet a collision on the track causes pandemonium. When the headless body...

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A snapshot of murder by Frances Brody

A snapshot of murder

Frances Brody

Audio CD

Yorkshire, 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work and indulging in her other passion: photography. When her local photographic society proposes an outing, Kate jumps at the chance to visit Haworth...

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The boy who lived with the dead by Kate Ellis

The boy who lived with the dead

Kate Ellis

Audio CD

It is 1920 and DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Before the War, he'd investigated the murder of a child in a Cheshire village, and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing. With...

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The Herald of Hell by P. C. Doherty

The Herald of Hell

P. C. Doherty

Audio CD

May 1381. The Great Revolt draws ever nearer. The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night, terrifying those who oppose them. But who is he? When his...

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The angel in the glass by Alys Clare

The angel in the glass

Alys Clare

Audio CD

June, 1604. When the emaciated body of a vagrant is found on the edge of the moor, physician Gabriel Taverner's verdict is death from natural causes. But is all as it seems? Who was the dead man, and why had he come to the small West Country village of...

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The Paragon Hotel  by Lyndsay Faye

The Paragon Hotel

Lyndsay Faye

Book

"The year is 1921, and Nobody Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those...

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A suspicion of silver  by P. F. Chisholm

A suspicion of silver

P. F. Chisholm

Book

"Sir Robert Carey hunts a traitor who may be sheltered by his powerful, rich mother and her people“--Provided by publisher.

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The goldsmith's daughter by Kate Sedley

The goldsmith's daughter

Kate Sedley

eBook

King Edward IV trembles as he decides the fate of his sibling. And Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots, trying to find a way to save George from being put to death by their eldest -- and powerful -- brother, the King. So when the Duke sees his old and...

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Enemies at home by Lindsey Davis

Enemies at home

Lindsey Davis

eAudiobook

Albia is a remarkable woman in a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a living as an investigator. A mysterious death at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves ...

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Let the dead keep their secrets  by Rosemary Simpson

Let the dead keep their secrets

Rosemary Simpson

Book

"Heiress Prudence MacKenzie and former Pinkerton agent Geoffrey Hunter attempt to discover the truth behind the death of opera singer Claire Buchanan's twin sister and newborn niece when Claire confides her belief that they were murdered“--Provided b...

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The hangman's secret  by Laura Joh Rowland

The hangman's secret

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"Photographer Sarah Bain and her friends Lord Hugh Staunton and sometime street urchin Mick O'Reilly are private detectives with a new gig - photographing crime scenes for London's Daily World newspaper. The Daily World is the latest business venture...

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Slugger  by Martin Holmén

Slugger

Martin Holmén

Book

"Stockholm, 1936. Harry Kvist, a bisexual ex-boxer now plying his trade as a debt collector, is bitter, angry and more alone than he has ever been. When his friend, Father Gabrielsson, is found brutally murdered by the altar of Katarina Church, it doesn't...

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A dangerous duet  by Karen Odden

A dangerous duet

Karen Odden

Book

"Nineteen-year-old Nell Hallam lives in a modest corner of Mayfair with her brother Matthew, an inspector at Scotland Yard. An exceptionally talented pianist, she aspires to attend the Royal Academy; but with tuition beyond their means, Nell sets out...

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Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils  by James Lovegrove

Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils

James Lovegrove

Book

"Now retired from detective work, Sherlock Holmes is called on once again to do battle with occult forces. Members of the Diogenes Club are being killed systematically, among them Holmes's own brother Mycroft. Meanwhile, unrest in Europe is threatening...

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The nature of monsters by Clare Clark

The nature of monsters

Clare Clark

eAudiobook

Pregnant teen Eliza Tally is sold into the maid service of sadistic apothecary Grayson Black, who begins to use her in his research experiments.

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