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Historical crime new titles

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Eleventh hour by M. J Trow

Eleventh hour

M. J Trow

Large Print

April, 1590. The queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, is dead, leaving a dangerous power vacuum. His former right hand man, Nicholas Faunt, believes he was poisoned and has ordered Kit Marlowe to discover who killed him. To find the answers, Marlowe...

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Fall of angels  by Barbara Cleverly

Fall of angels

Barbara Cleverly

Book

"Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre is a godsend to the Cambridge CID. A handsome young veteran bred among the city's educated elite, he is no stranger to the set running its esteemed colleges and universities - a society that prev...

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Twenty-one days by Anne Perry

Twenty-one days

Anne Perry

Large Print

"1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father's influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves,...

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What the dead leave behind by Rosemary Simpson

What the dead leave behind

Rosemary Simpson

Large Print

When her beloved fiancé is found dead after the Great Blizzard of 1888 in New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie, suspecting foul play, turns to her fiancé's best friend, a former Pinkerton agent, to discover the truth and find protection from sin...

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The bags of tricks affair by Bill Pronzini

The bags of tricks affair

Bill Pronzini

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A conman always has a bag of tricks, ready to fool the unsuspecting, and almost everyone is unsuspecting until they get taken. When that happens, they turn to Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, to recover their money and what's...

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Give-A-Damn Jones  by Bill Pronzini

Give-A-Damn Jones

Bill Pronzini

Book

"Give-a-Damn Jones, an itinerant typographer, arrives in the small Montana town of Box Elder. The town is rife with tensions related to a convict's efforts to prove his innocence, a cattleman's demand for respect, a snooping editor, and a feud between...

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The magpie tree  by Katherine Stansfield

The magpie tree

Katherine Stansfield

Book

"Jamaica Inn, 1844: the talk is of witches. A boy has vanished in the woods of Trethevy on the North Cornish coast, and a reward is offered for his return. Shilly has had enough of such dark doings, but her new companion, the woman who calls herself ...

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The house on Half Moon Street  by Alex Reeve

The house on Half Moon Street

Alex Reeve

Book

"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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The murderess by Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) author. Wells

The murderess

Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) author....

Large Print

1931: Fifteen-year-old Kate witnesses her mother Millicent push a stranger from a station platform into the path of an oncoming train. There was no warning, seemingly no reason, and absolutely no remorse. 1940: Exactly nine years later, Kate returns to...

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And only to deceive by Tasha Alexander

And only to deceive

Tasha Alexander

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For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her stifling home life so when her new husband dies on safari, she feels little grief for she barely knew the man. Now, two years on, when she finds his journals ...

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Murder on Union Square  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Union Square

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Book

"Frank and Sarah Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The newlyweds soon discover, Parnell Vaughn, an actor and Catherine's legal...

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A promise given by Michelle (Historical fiction writer) Cox

A promise given

Michelle (Historical fiction writer)...

eBook

This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a delightful romp through the English countryside and back. Anxious to be married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans despite their family differences, made worse...

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The fourteenth letter by Claire Evans

The fourteenth letter

Claire Evans

eAudiobook

One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party, about to join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society. As she takes her fiance's hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and en...

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The secret life and curious death of Miss Jean Milne  by Andrew Nicoll

The secret life and curious death of Miss Jean Milne

Andrew Nicoll

Book

"The brutal murder of wealthy spinster Miss Jean Milne a hundred years ago shocked the country to its core. Why was she tied up, tortured and brutally murdered? Who could have committed such a heinous crime? To all appearances, Miss Jean Milne was the...

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Murder will speak  by Penny Richards

Murder will speak

Penny Richards

Book

"In 1880s Chicago, Shakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long must play the part of a soiled dove to find a missing friend . . . As one of a handful of female operatives employed by legendary crime fighter Allan Pinkerton, Lilly draws...

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Death below stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Death below stairs

Jennifer Ashley

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Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in the odd household of Lord Rankin in a Mayfair mansion. Kat is unbothered by the family's eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs...

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The wages of sin by Kaite Welsh

The wages of sin

Kaite Welsh

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Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become a doctor, despite the misgivings of her family and society. As part of the University of Edinburgh's first intake of female medical students, Sarah comes up aga...

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Beauty, beast, and belladonna by Maia Chance

Beauty, beast, and belladonna

Maia Chance

eBook

A beauty must solve a beastly murder. Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax knows how to win over an audience. That's why she's accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner--and romantic spa...

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Hell with the lid blown off by Donis Casey

Hell with the lid blown off

Donis Casey

eAudiobook

Some secrets can come back from the grave. In the summer of 1916, a big twister brings destruction to the land around Boynton, Oklahoma. Alafair Tuckers family and neighbors are not spared the ruin and grief spread by the storm. But no one is going to...

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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco

The name of the rose

Umberto Eco

eAudiobook

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with....

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Alias grace by Margaret Atwood

Alias grace

Margaret Atwood

eAudiobook

'Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women...

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Under fire  by Linda.eauthor Shenton Matchett

Under fire

Linda.eauthor Shenton Matchett

Book

"Set in April 1942, this is the story of Ruth Brown, whose missing sister Jane is declared dead. Convinced her sister is still alive, Ruth follows clues from their small New Hampshire town to war-torn London trying to find her. Discovering that Jane has...

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The curse of the house of Foskett by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) author. Kasasian

The curse of the house of Foskett

M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) author. Kas...

Audio CD

Sidney Grice, of 125 Gower Street, is London's premier personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has taken to lying in the bath for hours. Once a voracious reader,...

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Sins of the father  by Stephen Weeks

Sins of the father

Stephen Weeks

Book

"Her role in an investigation detailed in The Countess of Prague, has brought Beatrix von Falklenburg to the attention of the Hapsburg Emperor Franz Josef I, who has her summoned to his palace in Vienna to investigate the murder/suicide of Baroness M...

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Elementary murder by Alan J. Wright

Elementary murder

Alan J. Wright

Audio CD

1894, Wigan. Miss Dorothea Gadsworth is interviewed for a teaching vacancy at George Street Elementary, but is ultimately dismissed as a candidate. The following Monday morning, her body is discovered in a locked classroom with a note by her side. DS...

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The grave's a fine and private place by C. Alan Bradley

The grave's a fine and private place

C. Alan Bradley

Audio CD

"Twelve-year-old Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with friends. Languishing in boredom, she drags a slack hand in the water, and catches her fingers in the open mouth of a drowned corpse. Brought to shore, the corpse...

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Greeks bearing gifts by Philip Kerr

Greeks bearing gifts

Philip Kerr

Audio CD

1957, Munich. Bernie Gunther's latest move in a long string of varied careers sees him working for an insurance company. It makes a kind of sense: both cops and insurance companies have a vested interest in figuring out when people are lying to them,...

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In the presence of evil  by Tania Bayard

In the presence of evil

Tania Bayard

Book

"Paris, 1393. Scribe Christine de Pizan dreads going to the palace to work, where people believe the mad king can be cured with magic. But a certain spell book leaves murdered bodies in its wake. Then Hugues de Precy is murdered and his wife, Alix, is...

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City of sharks  by Kelli Stanley

City of sharks

Kelli Stanley

Book

"Miranda Corbie, a private investigator working in the heart of 1940s San Francisco, is bringing this chapter of her life to a close before embarking on a journey to England to find her mother, despite the escalating conflict across Europe. But before...

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The anatomy of deception  by Lawrence Goldstone

The anatomy of deception

Lawrence Goldstone

Book

"Dr. Carroll came to Philadelphia to study with a leading professor, the brilliant William Osler, believing that he would gain the power to save countless lives. But Carroll and his mentor are at odds over what they glimpsed that morning in the hospital’s...

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The deepest grave  by Jeri Westerson

The deepest grave

Jeri Westerson

Book

"Father Bulthius Braydon begs Crispin Guest for help when corpses are seen stalking St Modwen Church's graveyard, while Crispin's seven-year-old son is accused of murder. As Crispin investigates, it seems that St Modwen's links both cases, and he is soon...

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The Alexandria affair  by Ashley Gardner

The Alexandria affair

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Lucius Grenville at last persuades Captain Lacey to join him in an expedition to Egypt, to visit various ancient sites. Lacey is excited to go, though torn about leaving his new family. He discovers, though, that the burgeoning market for antiquities...

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A disappearance in Drury Lane  by Ashley Gardner

A disappearance in Drury Lane

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Late December, 1818 As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search...

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Murder most historical  by Ashley Gardner

Murder most historical

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Three historical mysteries span from the time of the court of Louis XIV to Victorian London. Meet Émilie d'Armand, a young woman who witnesses corruption and murder in seventeenth-century France (The Bishop's Lady), and Katherine Holloway, an English...

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The Thames River murders  by Ashley Gardner

The Thames River murders

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Captain Lacey is asked by Peter Thompson of the Thames River Police to help him investigate a cold case - the murder of a woman found near the docks Thompson patrols. The investigation was sidelined, considered unsolvable, but Thompson has long wished...

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Monk's Hood  by Ellis Peters

Monk's Hood

Ellis Peters

Book

"Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man's bedside, only to...

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A dying note by Ann Parker

A dying note

Ann Parker

eBook

It's autumn of 1881, and Inez Stannert, still the co-owner of Leadville, Colorado's Silver Queen saloon, is settled in San Francisco with her young ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez has turned her business talents to managing a music store, hoping to eventually...

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Blood debts  by Ashley Gardner

Blood debts

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena. A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect. With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of...

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Murder in Grosvenor Square  by Ashley Gardner

Murder in Grosvenor Square

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Captain Gabriel Lacey begins Spring 1818 preparing for a duel. But while he focuses on the affair of honor, darkness, greed, and death stalk the streets of London and bring tragedy to a family Lacey has grown close to. With the aid of Lucius Grenvil...

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Dark tide rising  by Anne author. Perry

Dark tide rising

Anne author. Perry

Book

"Local businessman Harry Exeter doesn't want the aid of the Thames River Police in tracking down the men who kidnapped his wife, Kate. He only asks them to help him navigate Jacob's Island, a creepy mass of decrepit buildings where he will hand off a...

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A death of no importance  by Mariah Fredericks

A death of no importance

Mariah Fredericks

Book

"New York City, 1910. Ladies' maid Jane Prescott has taken a position with the Benchley family, dismissed by the city's elite as 'new money.' Invisible until she's needed, Jane has a power they do not-- she understands the rules of high society. At a...

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The Fire Court  by Andrew Taylor

The Fire Court

Andrew Taylor

Book

"Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground. The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, the city is slow...

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Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Half Moon Gate

Andrea Penrose

eBook

"When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor's widow...

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Mind of a killer by Simon Beaufort

Mind of a killer

Simon Beaufort

eBook

"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 long silence  by Gerard O'Donovan

The long silence

Gerard O'Donovan

Book

"February, 1922. Hollywood is young but already mired in scandal. When a leading movie director is murdered, Irish-American investigator Tom Collins is called in by studio boss Mack Sennett, whose troubled star, Mabel Normand, is rumoured to be involved....

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The Blood  by E. S. Thomson

The Blood

E. S. Thomson

Book

"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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A pinch of poison by Alyssa Maxwell

A pinch of poison

Alyssa Maxwell

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Lady Phoebe, with the tireless assistance of Eva, has organized a luncheon at the Haverleigh School for Young Ladies. But it proves to be a recipe for disaster when the school's headmistress, Miss Finch, is poisoned. The girls at Haverleigh all come ...

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The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig. Albert

The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

Susan Wittig. Albert

eBook

When the Texas Star herself--aviatrix Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world--is threatened and her plane sabotaged, the Darling Dahlias must weed through the rumors to find the truth to take down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge.

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Murder in disguise by Mary Miley

Murder in disguise

Mary Miley

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"Employed by Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford at their famous film studios, script girl Jessie Beckett has a reputation as a skilled amateur sleuth. So when a projectionist is shot dead at the movie theatre where he worked, his grieving widow asks...

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A deadly betrothal by Fiona Buckley

A deadly betrothal

Fiona Buckley

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"July, 1579. Called upon to help a family friend who is horrified at the return of her errant husband after an absence of thirty years, little does Ursula realize that her involvement in the Harrison family's domestic dramas will lead to a case of co...

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A Spy For The Redeemer by Candace author. Robb

A Spy For The Redeemer

Candace author. Robb

eBook

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The king's bishop by Candace M. Robb

The king's bishop

Candace M. Robb

eBook

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Murder of a movie star  by L. B. Hathaway

Murder of a movie star

L. B. Hathaway

Book

"As England swelters during the hottest summer on record, Posie Parker, Private Detective, is summoned to Worton Hall Film Studios, where she steps into the heart of a sinister new mystery. Silvia Hanro, the famously beautiful movie star, has received...

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Murder take three by Eric Brown

Murder take three

Eric Brown

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1956. American movie star Suzie Reynard is currently shooting a murder mystery film at Marling Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. The film's director--Suzie's lover--has been receiving threats and Suzie is convinced...

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Wobble to death by Peter Lovesey

Wobble to death

Peter Lovesey

Audio CD

In Victorian London, race-walking, or "wobbles", are all the rage. So on a Monday morning in November 1879 the crowds gather for Islington's bizarre six-day endurance walking race. By Tuesday, one of the contestants is dead. Tetanus from a blister is...

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Under attack by Edward Marston

Under attack

Edward Marston

Audio CD

June 1917. While German Gotha bombers raid London from above, a man's body is fished from the Thames below. The man had been garrotted and his tongue cut out, and as the killer has taken care to remove identifying items, Detective Inspector Marmion a...

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The shadow killer by 1961- author. Arnaldur Indriðason

The shadow killer

1961- author. Arnaldur Indriðason

Audio CD

Reykjavik, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military polic...

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Murder at the Bayswater Bicycle Club: A Frances Doughty Mystery  by Linda Stratmann

Murder at the Bayswater Bicycle Club: A Frances Doughty Mystery

Linda Stratmann

Book

"London 1882: In this her final case, Frances Doughty goes undercover for Her Majesty's Government to investigate some disturbing information regarding the apparently innocuous Bayswater Bicycle Club. Before long she is plunged into a murky world of...

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Turning the tide  by Edith Maxwell

Turning the tide

Edith Maxwell

Book

"A suffragist is murdered in Quaker midwife Rose Carroll's Massachusetts town. Excitement runs high during Presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association plans a demonstration and movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton comes to town...

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I remember you  by Elisabeth De Mariaffi

I remember you

Elisabeth De Mariaffi

Book

"Heike Lerner has a charmed life. A stay-at-home mother married to a prominent psychiatrist, it's a far cry from the damaged child she used to be. But her world is shaken when her four-year-old son befriends a little girl at a nearby lake, who vanishes...

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The new Eastgate swing  by Chris Nickson

The new Eastgate swing

Chris Nickson

Book

"Leeds, 1957. When enquiry agent Dan Markham and his new partner, retired Detective Sergeant Baker, take on a missing persons case, what appears to be a simple case soon turns into a murder investigation when a body is recovered from the River Aire. ...

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The power game by Meg Keneally

The power game

Meg Keneally

Audio CD

"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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That bright land by Terry Roberts

That bright land

Terry Roberts

eAudiobook

That Bright Land is a new Southern gothic thriller from Terry Roberts, winner of the 2012 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.In the summer of 1866, Jacob Ballard, a former Union soldier and spy, is dispatched by the War Department in Washington...

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The seduction of the Crimson Rose  by Lauren Willig

The seduction of the Crimson Rose

Lauren Willig

Book

"Determined to secure another London season without assistance from her new brother-in-law, Mary Alsworthy accepts a secret assignment from Lord Vaughn on behalf of the Pink Carnation: to infiltrate the ranks of the dreaded French spy, the Black Tulip,...

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Greeks bearing gifts  by Philip Kerr

Greeks bearing gifts

Philip Kerr

Book

"It is 1956 and Bernie Gunther has a new name (Christoph Ganz), a clean passport, a chip on his shoulder, and a menial low-paying job in Munich. And then an old friend arrives to repay a debt. He encourages Bernie to take a job as a claims adjuster in...

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Pandora's boy  by Lindsey Davis

Pandora's boy

Lindsey Davis

Book

"Flavia Albia is a private investigator, always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife. On the Quirinal Hill, Clodia Volumnia, a very young girl with stars in her eyes, has died, amid suggestions...

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Why kill the innocent  by C. S. Harris

Why kill the innocent

C. S. Harris

Book

"London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to...

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Queen Anne's lace  by Susan Wittig Albert

Queen Anne's lace

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Then she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender. Soon, strange hap...

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A brush with shadows  by Anna Lee Huber

A brush with shadows

Anna Lee Huber

Book

"July 1831. It's been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, knows little about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But...

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Shadows of the dead by Jim Eldridge

Shadows of the dead

Jim Eldridge

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DCI Paul Stark discovers that the bitter legacy of WWI casts a long shadow in the second of this intriguing historical mystery series. London, 1921. Lord Johnny Fairfax has been found dead in his study, along with a second victim, a mysterious American...

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The path of the wicked by Caro Peacock

The path of the wicked

Caro Peacock

Large Print

"July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Private investigator Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. Picton is, however, hiding something, but...

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The murder book by Jane Adams

The murder book

Jane Adams

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Lincolnshire, England. June, 1928. When three freshly-buried bodies are unearthed in the front yard of a rented cottage, DCI Henry Johnstone, a specialist murder detective from London, is summoned to investigate. Two of the victims are identified as ...

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The Richmond conspiracy by Andrew Grimes

The Richmond conspiracy

Andrew Grimes

eAudiobook

Victor Radcliffe, prominent Melbourne businessman, on the committee of the Carlton Football Club, lies murdered in a deserted warehouse--the bayonet wound suggests a trained killer, but Police Inspector James Maclaine, and his smart-talking sidekick ...

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Murder in Belgravia  by Lynn Brittney

Murder in Belgravia

Lynn Brittney

Book

"London, 1915. Just 10 months into the First World War, London is flooded with women taking over the work vacated by men in the Armed Services. Chief Inspector Peter Beech, a young man invalided out of the war in one of the first battles, is faced wi...

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The tin god  by Chris Nickson

The tin god

Chris Nickson

Book

"Standing for election as a Poor Law Guardian, Tom Harper's wife Annabelle and the other female candidates have been receiving anonymous, threatening letters. The threats turn deadly with carefully-targeted explosions. The only clue Harper has is a scrap...

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Sabotage in the secret city  by Diane Fanning

Sabotage in the secret city

Diane Fanning

Book

"May, 1945. Their aim is to bring the war to a swift, decisive end. But Libby Clark is not the only one to have doubts about the horror she and her fellow scientists are labouring to unleash on the citizens of Japan. When a campaign of small acts of ...

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Not the faintest trace  by Wendy M. Wilson

Not the faintest trace

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"Frank Hardy, late of Her Majesty's 57th Regiment of Foot - the Die Hards searches for two missing Scandinavian boys, assisted by the cousin of one of the boys, Mette Larsen. Meanwhile, someone is killing ex-Die Hards, and the Armed Constabulary, dressed...

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Murder offstage  by L. B. Hathaway

Murder offstage

L. B. Hathaway

Book

"When Posie Parker's childhood friend is robbed of a priceless jewel and becomes a suspect in a cold-blooded murder case, budding detective Posie vows she will clear his name. Aided by her seriously gorgeous assistant Len, Posie soon realizes things are...

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Murder at Half Moon Gate  by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Half Moon Gate

Andrea Penrose

Book

"When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor's widow...

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To die but once  by Jacqueline Winspear

To die but once

Jacqueline Winspear

Book

"Spring, 1940. Following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs has been investigating the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. Her investigation leads from the countryside of rural Hampshire to...

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The hand of justice  by Susanna Gregory

The hand of justice

Susanna Gregory

Book

"In February 1355, amid the worst snows in living memory, two well-born murderers return to Cambridge after receiving the King's pardon - but they show no remorse, and are in fact ready to confront those who helped convict them. When Matthew Bartholomew...

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In the market for murder  by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

In the market for murder

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Book

"Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom...

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A Christmas case  by L. B. Hathaway

A Christmas case

L. B. Hathaway

Book

"Prepare for tales of unexplained murders, long-concealed mysteries, strange visitors in the night, and a secret in Posie's own past which haunts her to this very day... Join Posie Parker, London's premier female Private Detective, and Chief Inspector...

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The curious affair of the somnambulist and the psychic thief by Lisa Tuttle

The curious affair of the somnambulist and the psychic thief

Lisa Tuttle

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For several years, Miss Lane was companion, collaborator and friend to the lady known to the Psychical Society only as Miss X; but then she discovered that Miss X was actually a fraud. Now Miss Lane works with Mr Jasper Jesperson as a consulting dete...

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A trick of the light by David Ashton

A trick of the light

David Ashton

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Halloween, 1881. Edinburgh. And the dead are restless. Inspector James McLevy is called to action when Muriel Grierson, an outwardly genteel widow, is robbed at home. Her knight in shining armour - one Arthur Conan Doyle, recently graduated from medical...

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Death of an unsung hero  by Tessa Arlen

Death of an unsung hero

Tessa Arlen

Book

"In 1916, the world is at war and the energetic Lady Montfort has persuaded her husband to offer his family's dower house to the War Office as an auxiliary hospital for officers recovering from shell-shock with their redoubtable housekeeper Mrs. Jack...

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The war widow  by Lorna Gray

The war widow

Lorna Gray

Book

"Wales, 1947. Injured and terrified after an attempted abduction, desperation drives artist Kate Ward to the idyllic scene of her ex-husband's recent suicide. Labelled a hysterical, grieving divorcee, no one believes she is being pursued by two violent...

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The shadow district by 1961- author. Arnaldur Indriðason

The shadow district

1961- author. Arnaldur Indriðason

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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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Santa Fe mourning by Amanda Allen

Santa Fe mourning

Amanda Allen

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Perfect for fans of Victoria Thompson and Rhys Bowen, brilliant new heroine Maddie Vaughn-Alwin makes her daring debut in the first Santa Fe Revival mystery, discovering that speakeasies concealed more than just liquor.

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Searcher of the dead by Nancy Herriman

Searcher of the dead

Nancy Herriman

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Herbalist and widow Bess Ellyott tries to escape the loss of her husband in Elizabethan London only to find that death is following her, and she may very well be next in Searcher of the Dead, the first in a new historical mystery series by Nancy Herr...

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Spirits united by Alice Duncan

Spirits united

Alice Duncan

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It's 1924 and spiritualist-medium Daisy Gumm and her fiancé, Detective Sam Rotondo, discover a dead body tucked away in the Pasadena Public Library's bibliography stacks.Worse, Daisy's old friend, Mr. Browning, is holding the bloody knife, putting him...

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The last cut by Michael Pearce

The last cut

Michael Pearce

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In this classic mystery from Michael Pearce's award-winning series, set in the Egypt of the 1900s, the Mamur Zapt investigates the discovery of a young woman's body at the site of a dam. Cairo, 1908. When an attempt is made to blow up a key regulator...

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No pity for the dead by Nancy Herriman

No pity for the dead

Nancy Herriman

eBook

""Herriman skillfully brings 1867 San Francisco to life in all its beauty and treachery."--Anna Lee Huber, National Bestselling Author of the Lady Darby Mysteries -- The author of No Comfort for the Lost returns with a new mystery of Old San Francisco...

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