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City of secrets  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of secrets

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

"So far, Elizabeth Miles's only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight, a dedicated suffragist. Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a comfortable fortune. Her pas...

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The best bad things  by Katrina Marie Carrasco

The best bad things

Katrina Marie Carrasco

"Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton’s Detective Agency - but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man - Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, her former lover and the sed...

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Blood is blood  by Will Thomas

Blood is blood

Will Thomas

In 19th century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty's government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their ...

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Burning cold by Lisa Lieberman

Burning cold

Lisa Lieberman

Budapest: 1956. Newlywed Cara Walden's brother Zoltán has disappeared in the middle of the Hungarian revolution, harboring a deadly wartime secret. Will Cara or the Soviets find him first? Cutting short her honeymoon in Paris to rescue a sibling she's...

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Death at the Selig Studios by Frances McNamara

Death at the Selig Studios

Frances McNamara

"In 1909 amateur sleuth Emily Cabot investigates murders that take place on the grounds of the Selig Polyscope Company, an early motion picture studio in Chicago"--

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The merchant's tale  by Ann Swinfen

The merchant's tale

Ann Swinfen

"Oxford, Autumn 1353. St Fridewide's Fair is a great annual event in Oxford, bringing together merchants and buyers from all over England and Wales, and from as far away as Flanders and France. Yet the earnings from the fair, granted to the Priory of...

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Flesh and gold by Ann Aptaker

Flesh and gold

Ann Aptaker

Havana, 1952, a city throbbing with pleasure and danger, where the Mob peddles glamor to the tourists and there's plenty of sex for sale. In the swanky hotels and casinos, and the steamy, secretive Red Light district of the Colón, Cantor Gold, dapper...

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Hushed in death by Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

Hushed in death

Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

Arriving in the rural community of Marbury to investigate a gruesome murder, Inspector Lamb discovers that the victim's mysterious past is linked to the history of Elton House, a once-grand estate transformed into a hospital for "shell-shocked" officers...

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Road to Paradise by Max Allan Collins

Road to Paradise

Max Allan Collins

Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Max Allan Collins brings his acclaimed and unforgettable Perdition saga to a breathtaking conclusion. It's 1973, and Michael is on the road with his 16-yedar-old daughter, his life-long struggle for redemption at...

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Edgar Allan Poe and the jewel of Peru by Karen Lee Street

Edgar Allan Poe and the jewel of Peru

Karen Lee Street

Philadelphia, 1844. As violent tensions escalate between "nativists" and recent Irish immigrants, Edgar Allan Poe's fears for the safety of his wife Virginia and mother-in-law Muddy are compounded when he receives a parcel of mummified bird parts. Could...

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The Shaker murders  by Eleanor Kuhns

The Shaker murders

Eleanor Kuhns

"A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears? Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft and murder, travelling weaver Will Rees, his heavily pregnant wife Lydia and six adopted...

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The novice's tale  by Ann Swinfen

The novice's tale

Ann Swinfen

"When the novice Emma Thorgold goes missing from Godstow Abbey in the summer of 1353, the hunt is on throughout the Oxfordshire countryside. Bookseller Nicholas Elyot and scholar Jordain Brinkylsworth are anxious to help the girl, but her stepfather has...

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A step so grave  by Catriona McPherson

A step so grave

Catriona McPherson

"Wedding bells are set to ring as Dandy Gilver, family in tow, arrives in windswept Wester Ross on Valentine's Day. They've come to celebrate Lady Lavinia's fiftieth birthday and to meet her daughter Mallory, a less-than-suitable bride-to-be for Dandy's...

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A house of ghosts  by W. C. Ryan

A house of ghosts

W. C. Ryan

"Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged ...

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Black city  by B. (Boris) Akunin

Black city

B. (Boris) Akunin

"Crimea, 1914. When the Tzar's head of security is assassinated, Fandorin is called to investigate: the killer has been overheard mentioning a 'black city' so Fandorin and his trusty companion, Masa, head to Baku, the burgeoning capital of oil. But as...

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The jazz files by Fiona Veitch Smith

The jazz files

Fiona Veitch Smith

"Introducing Poppy Denby, a young journalist in London during the Roaring Twenties, investigating crime in the highest social circles."--Publisher's description.

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Beyond all dreams by Elizabeth Camden

Beyond all dreams

Elizabeth Camden

Anna O'Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination ...

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A knife in the fog  by Bradley Harper

A knife in the fog

Bradley Harper

Physician Arthur Conan Doyle takes a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper in this debut novel and series starter. September 1888. A twenty-nine-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle practices medicine by day and writes...

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Blotto, Twinks and the intimate revue  by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the intimate revue

Simon Brett

"A quick trip to the capital goes horribly wrong when Blotto and Twinks get accidentally involved in London's criminal underworld . . . It starts innocently enough at the intimate review 'absolutely everyone is talking about', Light and Frothy, where...

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A Christmas revelation  by Anne Perry

A Christmas revelation

Anne Perry

"When Worm, a young orphan boy who works at the local clinic, sees Eloise being kidnapped by two men in the days leading up to Christmas, he immediately recruits Squeaky Robinson to help rescue her. But as they track Eloise down, they're surprised to...

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Uneasy lies the crown  by Tasha Alexander

Uneasy lies the crown

Tasha Alexander

"On her deathbed, Queen Victoria asks to speak privately with trusted agent of the Crown Colin Hargreaves, slipping him a letter with her last, parting command: Une sanz pluis. Sapere aude. "One and no more. Dare to know." The year is 1901 and the death...

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The gold pawn  by L. A. Chandlar

The gold pawn

L. A. Chandlar

"Finally summoning the courage to face the past, Lane Sanders breaks away from her busy job at City Hall to confront childhood nightmares in Rochester, Michigan. An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered memories after viciously murdering her par...

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The Cairo brief  by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Cairo brief

Fiona Veitch Smith

"Intrepid reporter sleuth Poppy Denby is invited to attend the auction of the Death Mask of Nefertiti. The auction is to be held on the country estate of Sir James Maddox, a famous explorer and Egyptologist. Representatives of the world's leading museums...

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The monastery murders  by E. M. Powell

The monastery murders

E. M. Powell

"Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation-and brutal murder. Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But there is only silence. Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert's idleness, he seeks him out-and...

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The impossible girl  by Lydia Kang

The impossible girl

Lydia Kang

"Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York,...

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An empire for ravens  by Mary Reed

An empire for ravens

Mary Reed

"Emperor Justinian's former Lord Chamberlain, John, gets a letter from his longtime comrade, Felix, and, placing loyalty to a friend above his own safety, risks defying imperial edict by leaving his exile in Greece for Rome where Felix is in some kind...

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The second rider  by Alex Beer

The second rider

Alex Beer

"Most of the remaining population of Vienna--a city scarred by World War I in which the grandeur of the Habsburg Empire is a fading memory--is surviving by its wits, living hand to mouth in a city rife with crime, prostitution, and grotesquely wounded...

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Treacherous is the night   by Anna Lee Huber

Treacherous is the night

Anna Lee Huber

"It's not that Verity Kent doesn't sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now that she's discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting...

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Fall of angels by Barbara Cleverly

Fall of angels

Barbara Cleverly

"Barbara Cleverly, bestselling author of the Joe Sandilands series, introduces an ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change. Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre...

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The missing Italian girl by Barbara Corrado. Pope

The missing Italian girl

Barbara Corrado. Pope

On a sultry night in June 1897, a young Russian by the name of Pyotr Ivanovich Balenov and two young women transport a dead man through the narrow streets of a working class neighborhood in northeastern Paris. They throw the body into the canal and the...

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Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan

Murder at the Flamingo

Rachel McMillan

"If Hamish DeLuca spent less time with his nose in a history book or studying for the bar exam, he might finally have the courage to ask a girl to dance at the Palais Royale. But despite his romantic nature, Hamish has always been shy and lacking the...

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Dig deep my grave by Cheryl Honigford

Dig deep my grave

Cheryl Honigford

"The last thing Vivian expects to see during a garden party at her family's opulent lake house is the love of her life, Charlie Haverman, standing over the body of Hap, a man from Vivian's past, and clutching a pair of blood-covered scissors. But there's...

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Dark tide rising by Anne Perry

Dark tide rising

Anne Perry

"When a ransom exchange turns violent in the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Local businessman Harry Exeter doesn't want the aid of the...

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The crumpled letter  by Alice Quinn

The crumpled letter

Alice Quinn

"One spring evening in 1884, beautiful young courtesan Lola Deslys discovers the lifeless body of a chambermaid hidden in the gardens of the Hotel Beau Rivage in Cannes. Even more distressing is that Lola knows the girl well. When the inquiry into her...

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The devil's wind  by Steve Goble

The devil's wind

Steve Goble

"A historical mystery that blends nautical adventure in pirate waters with a locked-room murder mystery, featuring a pirate sleuth whose wits are as sharp as his blade. Spider John, longing to escape the pirate life he never wanted, has an honest seafaring...

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Turning the tide by Edith Maxwell

Turning the tide

Edith Maxwell

"Quaker midwife Rose Carroll finds the body of a local suffrage organizer during the presidential election of 1888."--

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With a little bit of blood  by D. E. Ireland

With a little bit of blood

D. E. Ireland

"Eliza is not happy when Higgins buys a snazzy roadster. Her misgivings prove correct when he becomes injured in a motor car crash. Forced to play nursemaid, Eliza is thrilled to accept an invitation to a house party from Lord Ashmore and his bride, the...

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Get me to the grave on time  by D. E. Ireland

Get me to the grave on time

D. E. Ireland

"Although Eliza still refuses to marry Freddy Eynsford Hill, everyone around her seems headed for the altar. Not only is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw about to wed his sweetheart, but Freddy's younger sister Clara is engaged, along with the niece of...

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Face down beside St. Anne's well by Kathy Lynn. Emerson

Face down beside St. Anne's well

Kathy Lynn. Emerson

The year is 1575, and Rosamond, sleuth Susanna Appleton's twelve-year-old foster daughter, is certain her French tutor has been murdered. Lady Appleton is not so sure, but she knows something is wrong at Buxton. The ancient Roman baths there are popular...

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Mr Godley's phantom  by Mal Peet

Mr Godley's phantom

Mal Peet

"It's 1945 and Martin Heath, like many men at that time, is struggling to settle, to find his place again after the horrors of war. When an old comrade sends him a letter, telling of a position that's just come up with an elderly fellow called Mr Godley...

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Why kill the innocent by C. S. Harris

Why kill the innocent

C. S. Harris

"London, 1814. A brutal murder draws nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr into the tangled web of the British royal court where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits"--

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Preservation  by Jock Serong

Preservation

Jock Serong

"1797. On a beach not far from the isolated settlement of Sydney, a fishing boat picks up three shipwreck survivors, distressed and terribly injured. They have walked hundreds of miles across a landscape whose features--and inhabitants--they have no way...

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A snapshot of murder  by Frances Brody

A snapshot of murder

Frances Brody

"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 to the opening of the Brontë Museum, Kate...

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Bright young dead by Jessica Fellowes

Bright young dead

Jessica Fellowes

Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed...

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Scandal above stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Scandal above stairs

Jennifer Ashley

"Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. So...

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Mind of a killer by Simon Beaufort

Mind of a killer

Simon Beaufort

"London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on The Pall Mall Gazette, is following up a story about a fatal house fire. But the post mortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder...

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The price of freedom by Rosemary Rowe

The price of freedom

Rosemary Rowe

"When a tax collector commits suicide, having gambled everything away, Libertus is despatched to make enquiries. At the same time, he must attend a wedding in place of his patron. But as the assignment begins to take grisly and unexpected turns, Libe...

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The magic chair murder by Diane Janes

The magic chair murder

Diane Janes

"Introducing amateur sleuths Frances Black and Tom Dod in the first of an intriguing new historical mystery series. The night before she's due to make a speech to the Robert Barnaby Society on the subject of the famous writer's 'magic chair', committee...

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The collector's apprentice by Barbara A. Shapiro

The collector's apprentice

Barbara A. Shapiro

It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her th...

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The power game by Meg Keneally

The power game

Meg Keneally

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Maria Island in January of 1826, the very early days of the penal settlement there, to solve the murder of Harefield who sailed the government cutter between mainland Tasmania and Maria Island bringing all supplies...

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The syndicate  by Guy Bolton

The syndicate

Guy Bolton

"June 1947. Jonathan Craine has left his old life in Hollywood behind him, content to live out his days on a farm in rural California with his teenage son. But when infamous mobster and Las Vegas founder Bugsy Siegel is killed at his home in Beverly ...

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Murder in the Oval Library  by Colleen Gleason

Murder in the Oval Library

Colleen Gleason

"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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Heartstone by C. J. Sansom

Heartstone

C. J. Sansom

"Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII’s invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel-- Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Cat...

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Smoke and ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Smoke and ashes

Abir Mukherjee

"Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the...

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A lady's guide to etiquette and murder by Dianne Freeman

A lady's guide to etiquette and murder

Dianne Freeman

"In Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures--and scandalous pitfalls--of a London social season as she welcomes her sister from New York for her first London season. When the police receive an anonymous letter implicating her...

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Tombland  by C. J. Sansom

Tombland

C. J. Sansom

"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 Pr...

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Ask me no questions  by Shelley Noble

Ask me no questions

Shelley Noble

"Lady Dunbridge is not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband keep her from traveling to America to take Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. Of course she didn't expect to discover her host dead in the arms of his Florodora-girl mistres...

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Gold dust by Reavis Z. Wortham

Gold dust

Reavis Z. Wortham

"As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. They say their assignment is to test weather currents and patterns, but that's a lie. Their delivery...

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November road  by Louis Berney

November road

Louis Berney

"Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it's his turn--he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination ...

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Mind of a killer by Simon Beaufort

Mind of a killer

Simon Beaufort

London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on the Pall Mall Gazette, is working on a story about a fatal house fire. But the post-mortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder...

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The Darling Dahlias and the poinsettia puzzle  by Susan Wittig Albert

The Darling Dahlias and the poinsettia puzzle

Susan Wittig Albert

"Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square-if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife....

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The hanging psalm  by Chris Nickson

The hanging psalm

Chris Nickson

"Leeds, 1820. Thief-taker Simon Westow knows all about lost property. A boy from the workhouse, he now has a comfortable business finding and returning his clients' stolen possessions. But when John Milner, a successful Leeds businessman, seeks out S...

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The killing of Louisa  by Janet Lee

The killing of Louisa

Janet Lee

"Finally, convicted murderess Louisa Collins can tell her own story. But will she confess? Louisa Collins was hung in New South Wales in 1889. She was tried four times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. In three of those trials the juries could...

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Fatal brushstroke by Sybil (Sybil Ann) Johnson

Fatal brushstroke

Sybil (Sybil Ann) Johnson

A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep ... Computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn't envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping coming from her ...

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Death ex machina by Gary Corby

Death ex machina

Gary Corby

It's the time of the Great Dionysia, the largest arts festival of the ancient world, held each year in honor of Dionysos, the god of wine. But there's a problem: A ghost is haunting Athens's grand theater. Nicolaos and his clever partner in sleuthing...

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The glass ocean by Beatriz Williams

The glass ocean

Beatriz Williams

"May 2013: Author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Breaking a promise to her mother, she opens her great-grandfather's chest from the RMS Lusitania, sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change...

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The poison bed by Elizabeth Fremantle

The poison bed

Elizabeth Fremantle

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle, read by Ross Anderson and Perdita Weeks. A Marriage. A Murder. One of them did it. Which of them will die for it? In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a...

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The murder of Harriet Monckton  by Elizabeth Haynes

The murder of Harriet Monckton

Elizabeth Haynes

"On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, is found murdered in the privy behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. The community is appalled by her death, apparently...

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The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom by A. E. Hotchner

The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom

A. E. Hotchner

"Street-savvy, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom is guarding his father's car when he witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewelery store across the street. To Aaron's shock, his father, a traveling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time,...

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The curious case of the clockwork menace by Bec McMaster

The curious case of the clockwork menace

Bec McMaster

Bec McMaster presents The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace, an exciting London Steampunk novella.

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Ode to a banker by Lindsey Davis

Ode to a banker

Lindsey Davis

In the long, hot Roman summer of AD 74, Falco, private informer and spare-time poet, gives a reading for his family and friends. Things get out of hand as usual. The event is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group...

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The gold pawn by L. A. Chandlar

The gold pawn

L. A. Chandlar

"An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered memories after viciously murdering her parents. However, one memory of a dazzling solid gold pawn piece remains--and with it lies a startling connection between the midwestern tragedy and a current myste...

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Murder on Millionaires' Row by Erin Lindsey

Murder on Millionaires' Row

Erin Lindsey

Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she's content enough with her life as a housemaid. After all, it's not every girl from Five Points who gets to spend her days in a posh Fifth Avenue brownstone, even if only to sweep its floors. But all...

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Triple jeopardy  by Anne Perry

Triple jeopardy

Anne Perry

"Daniel Pitt is delighted that his sister is visiting London with her American husband Patrick, a policeman, and their young daughters. But Patrick's trip has another purpose, for which he enlists Daniel's help. Philip Sidney, a young British diplomat,...

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The fallen architect  by Charles Belfoure

The fallen architect

Charles Belfoure

"Someone has to take the blame... When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows...

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Murder on millionaires' row  by Erin Lindsey

Murder on millionaires' row

Erin Lindsey

"Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she's content enough with her life as a housemaid. After all, it's not every girl from Five Points who gets to spend her days in a posh Fifth Avenue brownstone, even if only to sweep its floors. But all...

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Bright young dead  by Jessica Fellowes

Bright young dead

Jessica Fellowes

"Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such dangerous game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis...

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Points of danger  by Edward Marston

Points of danger

Edward Marston

"1861, East Anglia. Alone in a first-class carriage, the Swarbricks are robbed at gunpoint, but when the universally-admired Swarbrick fights back, the train robber takes more than money and jewellery, killing the man working to unify East Anglia's tangle...

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Season of blood by Jeri Westerson

Season of blood

Jeri Westerson

"1390. Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire, England. Two monks lie murdered, their Holy Blood relic stolen: a relic that is said to run liquid for the sinless and remain stubbornly dry for the sinner. Unwilling to become involved in a bitter dispute between...

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Free from all danger by Chris Nickson

Free from all danger

Chris Nickson

"October, 1736. Lured out of retirement to serve as Constable once again, Richard Nottingham finds Leeds very different from the place he remembers. Many newcomers have been attracted by the town's growing wealth -- but although the faces have changed,...

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The property of lies by Marjorie Eccles

The property of lies

Marjorie Eccles

"DI Herbert Reardon is drawn into a world of secrets and lies when a body is discovered at a girls' boarding school. 1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert...

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Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Half Moon Gate

Andrea Penrose

"A wealthy lord who is a brilliant scientist ... an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons ... a violent killing disguised as a robbery ... Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte...

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A lady's guide to etiquette and murder by Dianne Freeman

A lady's guide to etiquette and murder

Dianne Freeman

"In Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures--and scandalous pitfalls--of a London social season as she welcomes her sister from New York for her first London season. When the police receive an anonymous letter implicating her...

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Candle flame by P. C. author. Doherty

Candle flame

P. C. author. Doherty

February 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city's poor. When the seething unrest boils over into a ...

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Dark queen rising by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen rising

P. C. Doherty

"First in a brand-new historical mystery series featuring Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII and matriarch of the Tudor dynasty... May, 1471. The Wars of the Roses are reaching their bitter and bloody climax. Edward of York has claimed the E...

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The house on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve

The house on Half Moon Street

Alex Reeve

"The start of an enticing new historical series set in Victorian London; introducing Leo Stanhope: a transgender coroner's assistant who must uncover a killer without risking his own future. Leo Stanhope. Avid chess player; assistant to a London coroner;...

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A fatal waltz by Tasha Alexander

A fatal waltz

Tasha Alexander

"At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a house party at the country estate of Lord Fortescue, a man she finds as personally odious as he is politically powerful. But on arrival she finds him to be the least of her...

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The blood by E. S. Thomson

The blood

E. S. Thomson

"Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find themselves on board the seamen's floating hospital, an old hulk known only as The Blood, where prejudice, ambition and murder seethe...

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The zealot's bones by David John Mark

The zealot's bones

David John Mark

"From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Mesach Stone,...

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Loch of the dead by Oscar De Muriel

Loch of the dead

Oscar De Muriel

A mysterious woman pleads for the help of Inspectors Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray. Her son, illegitimate scion of the Koloman family, has received an anonymous death threat - right after learning he is to inherit the best part of a vast wine-producing...

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The way of all flesh by Ambrose Parry

The way of all flesh

Ambrose Parry

"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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A different kind of evil by Andrew Wilson

A different kind of evil

Andrew Wilson

In January 1927 - still recovering from the harrowing circumstances surrounding her disappearance a month earlier - Agatha Christie sets sail for the Canary Islands, tasked by the British Secret Intelligence Service with investigating the death of one...

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The antique dealer's daughter  by Lorna Gray

The antique dealer's daughter

Lorna Gray

"Summer 1947 - In the aftermath of war, Emily Sutton struggles to find her place in a world irrevocably changed by conflict. When she refuses to follow tradition and join her father's antiques business or get married, her parents send her for an 'imp...

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Murder flies the coop by Jessica Ellicott

Murder flies the coop

Jessica Ellicott

In Ellicott's captivating second mystery set in post-WWI England (after 2017's Murder in an English Village), adventure-seeking American Beryl Helliwell and her old English school chum, Edwina Davenport, who share a household in the hamlet of Walmsley...

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Treacherous is the night by Anna Lee Huber

Treacherous is the night

Anna Lee Huber

"It's not that Verity Kent doesn't sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now that she's discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting...

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