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Lady Julia Grey. Volume 1 by Deanna Raybourn

Lady Julia Grey. Volume 1

Deanna Raybourn

eBook

Return to the beginning of Deanna Raybourn's adored Lady Julia Grey's Victorian mystery series, and be carried off by adventure in this first-time digital collection.

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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

Book

"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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This side of murder by Anna Lee Huber

This side of murder

Anna Lee Huber

Large Print

England, 1919. Verity Kent's grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter, suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity's first...

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A matter of loyalty  by Anselm Audley

A matter of loyalty

Anselm Audley

Book

"January 1954. Mists cover the hills around Selchester. Someone at the research facility known as the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he's...

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A quiet life in the country  by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

A quiet life in the country

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Book

"Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long...

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An unjust judge by Cora Harrison

An unjust judge

Cora Harrison

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"An unfairly harsh judge meets a gruesome end in the latest intriguing Burren mystery. It was a macabre ending for an unjust judge: his throat slit by a sharp knife; his body stuffed into a lobster pot and left beneath a powerful jet of water shooting...

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Forty dead men by Donis Casey

Forty dead men

Donis Casey

eBook

Alafair's oldest son returns from war a changed man--but changed enough to kill a stranger? Guilty or innocent, Alafair will go to any length to keep her son from prison.

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The gate keeper by Charles Todd

The gate keeper

Charles Todd

eBook

"On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this twentieth...

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The reluctant assassin  by Fiona Buckley

The reluctant assassin

Fiona Buckley

Book

"March, 1581. Queen Elizabeth is once again being urged to consider marriage to the Duke of Alencon, a French Catholic twenty years her junior. The prospect of the match is causing unrest throughout the kingdom. Ursula Blanchard however has more immediate...

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Murder in the Lincoln White House by Colleen Gleason

Murder in the Lincoln White House

Colleen Gleason

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"March 4, 1861: On the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, the air is charged with hope and apprehension. The last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings--let alone murder! Fortunately the president has young Adam Quinn by his side...

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The Paris spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

The Paris spy

Susan Elia MacNeal

Large Print

"Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and...

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For deader or worse by Sheri Cobb South

For deader or worse

Sheri Cobb South

eBook

John Pickett and his bride Julia depart London for a wedding trip to Somersetshire, where Pickett faces his greatest challenge yet: meeting his in-laws. Sir Thaddeus and Lady Runyon are unimpressed with their new son-in-law, but the squire asks for his...

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The price of freedom by Rosemary Rowe

The price of freedom

Rosemary Rowe

eBook

"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, Libertus...

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The gate keeper  by Charles Todd

The gate keeper

Charles Todd

Book

"Hours after his sister's wedding, a restless Ian Rutledge drives aimlessly, haunted by the past, and narrowly misses a motorcar stopped in the middle of a desolate road. Standing beside the vehicle is a woman with blood on her hands and a dead man at...

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Lies that comfort and betray by Rosemary Simpson

Lies that comfort and betray

Rosemary Simpson

eBook

"Has the Ripper sailed across the Atlantic to find a new hunting ground? Is some disturbed soul copying his crimes? A former Pinkerton agent, Geoffrey intends to step in where the New York Metropolitan Police seem to be failing, and Prudence is just as...

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Beneath the darkest sky by Jason Overstreet

Beneath the darkest sky

Jason Overstreet

eBook

International consultant Prescott Sweet's mission is to bring justice to countries suffering from America's imperialistic interventions. With his outspoken artist wife, Loretta, and their two children, he lives a life of equality and continental elegance...

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Deadly wedding by Kate Parker

Deadly wedding

Kate Parker

eBook

"Why murder a dying man? Olivia Denis is hesitant to help an old family friend get ready for her wedding outside London. The so-called friend is a master at using people. As a young widow trying to find her way through a new romantic relationship, Olivia...

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Death at Thorburn Hall  by Julianna Deering

Death at Thorburn Hall

Julianna Deering

Book

"Drew Farthering finds a new mystery on his hands when he arrives at Thorburn Hall in Scotland for the 1935 British Open. His host, Lord Rainsby, asks Drew to investigate a suspected embezzler and then dies in a suspicious accident the next day. Thorburn...

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Sherlock Holmes  by Cavan Scott

Sherlock Holmes

Cavan Scott

Book

"London, 1919. While the world awaits the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a singular mystery. A severed hand has been found on the banks of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches...

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Season of blood  by Jeri Westerson

Season of blood

Jeri Westerson

Book

"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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The rose in winter  by Sarah Harrison

The rose in winter

Sarah Harrison

Book

"1929. Barbara Delahay was a beauty, a young and untouched English rose, enjoying the social whirl of the debutante season. But she attracted the attention of someone unsuitable; someone damaged. Now, in 1953, in an empty house, the widowed Barbara is...

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Death at the Emerald  by Richard J. Koreto

Death at the Emerald

Richard J. Koreto

Book

"When the thirty-year-old disappearance of Helen, a famous actress, becomes the obsession of an elderly family friend, Lady Frances Ffolkes immerses herself in the world of Edwardian theater and the motion-picture craze in London to unravel a dangerous...

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The great darkness  by Jim Kelly

The great darkness

Jim Kelly

Book

"1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout - The Great Darkness - covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool...

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The countess of Prague  by Stephen Weeks

The countess of Prague

Stephen Weeks

Book

"1914. Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is leading a society life and growing apart from her husband although she is as yet too conventional to take a lover.When the brutalized body of an old man once under the command of her military uncle...

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The city of lies  by Michael (Fiction writer) Russell

The city of lies

Michael (Fiction writer) Russell

Book

"Dublin 1940. An IRA attempt to capture the British diplomatic bag on its way from Ireland to England leaves two Guards dead on the streets of Dublin. Two days later a pitched battle between warring gangs erupts at one of Ireland's biggest race meetings....

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Beyond the wild river by Sarah Maine

Beyond the wild river

Sarah Maine

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"A highly atmospheric and suspenseful historical novel, set in the 1890s about a Scottish heiress who unexpectedly encounters her childhood friend in North America, five years after he disappeared from her family's estate the night of a double murder...

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Lies that comfort and betray  by Rosemary Simpson

Lies that comfort and betray

Rosemary Simpson

Book

"The murders in Whitechapel are shocking enough to make news worldwide, and in the autumn of 1888, Geoffrey and Prudence find the stories in the New York Herald quite unsettling. But London is not the only city to be terrorized by a mad butcher. Nora...

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Murder in the bowery by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder in the bowery

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

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Frank Malloy's latest client is the well-dressed Will Bert. He's searching for his brother, a newsboy named Freddie, so he can share his new financial good fortune. Frank makes quick work of the case and locates Freddie, but a happy reunion between brothers...

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The legacy of deeds  by Nick Kyme

The legacy of deeds

Nick Kyme

Book

"It is 1894, and Sherlock Holmes is called to a Covent Garden art gallery where dozens of patrons lie dead before a painting of the Undying Man. Holmes and Watson are soon on the trail of a mysterious figure in black, whose astounding speed and agility...

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Cry of the innocents  by Cavan Scott

Cry of the innocents

Cavan Scott

Book

"A mysterious Catholic priest arrives at 221B Baker Street, only to utter the words 'il corpe' before dropping dead. Though the man's death is attributed to cholera, when news of a similar case in Bristol reaches Holmes, he becomes convinced that the...

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Stairway to murder by Phoebe Conn

Stairway to murder

Phoebe Conn

eBook

World War II G.I. turned gumshoe, Joe Ezell is hunting a murderer. A Los Angeles VA hospital nurse has been found dead, and RN Mary McBride, the love of Joe's life, is next. Has the Black Dahlia killer struck again or was it one of the VA hospital doctors...

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Murder me twice by P. J. Conn

Murder me twice

P. J. Conn

eBook

Joe Ezell, GI turned gumshoe, pays the bills by catching philandering husbands for rich dames wanting a divorce. Then Faye Marten darkens his door. She doesn't quite fit the bill, but she is willing to pay. A few hours later, Hal Marten, the man Faye...

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The year of the gun  by Chris Nickson

The year of the gun

Chris Nickson

Book

"1944: Twenty years after WPC Lottie Armstrong was dismissed from the Leeds police force, she's back, now a member of the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps. Detective Chief Superintendent McMillan is now head of CID, trying to keep order with a depleted...

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A treacherous curse  by Deanna Raybourn

A treacherous curse

Deanna Raybourn

Book

"London, 1888. When archeological photographer John de Morgan mysteriously vanishes with a priceless artifact, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague, Stoker Templeton-Vane, are pulled into a dangerous world of conspiracies...

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The enemy within by Edward Marston

The enemy within

Edward Marston

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Pentonville Prison, 1917. Wally Hubbard is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hubbard makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hubbard, is warned to watch his back,...

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The dead woman of Deptford by Ann Granger

The dead woman of Deptford

Ann Granger

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On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed, middle-aged...

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Nucleus  by Rory Clements

Nucleus

Rory Clements

Book

"June 1939. England is partying like there is no tomorrow, gas masks at the ready. In Cambridge the May Balls are played out with a frantic intensity - but the good times won't last... In Europe, the Nazis have invaded Czechoslovakia, and in Germany...

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

eBook

Exactly 150 years since its publication in 1868, this reissue of Collins' popular Detective Club edition of The Moonstone offers crime fiction fans the chance to read the book that is acclaimed as the very first detective novel in the English language....

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A mortal likeness by Laura Joh. Rowland

A mortal likeness

Laura Joh. Rowland

eBook

Hired by wealthy banker, Sir Gerald Mariner, to find his missing son, photographer and private eye Sarah Bain must figure out if the kidnapping is a cover-up for murder, especially when the case intertwines with her search for her father who disappeared...

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Though this be madness  by Penny Richards

Though this be madness

Penny Richards

Book

"Assigned to her second case as a Pinkerton, Lilly still needs to prove herself-both as a novice detective and as a woman in a man's world. Ordered to once again work with Lilly, Cade needs to redeem himself for conduct unbecoming to a Pinkerton-a grief-driven...

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The nun's tale by Candace M. Robb

The nun's tale

Candace M. Robb

eBook

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The Monet murders by T. A. (Terry A.) Mort

The Monet murders

T. A. (Terry A.) Mort

eBook

"Hollywood, 1934. Prohibition is finally over, but there is still plenty of crime for an ambitious young private eye to investigate. Though he has a slightly checkered past, Riley Fitzhugh is well connected in the film industry and is hired by a major...

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The scribe by Matthew Guinn

The scribe

Matthew Guinn

eBook

Investigating a series of murders targeting post-Civil War Atlanta's wealthiest black entrepreneurs, a disgraced former detective partners with the city's first African-American officer in a case marked by fierce racial, political, and personal tensi...

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Let darkness bury the dead  by Maureen Jennings

Let darkness bury the dead

Maureen Jennings

Book

"It is November 1917. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire, but the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch...

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King Zeno by Nathaniel Rich

King Zeno

Nathaniel Rich

eBook

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose.

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Last stop in Brooklyn by Lawrence H. Levy

Last stop in Brooklyn

Lawrence H. Levy

eBook

"A historical mystery about a female detective hunting a serial killer ... It's the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a...

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The widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

The widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

eBook

"Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay! Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers...

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The vanishing box by Elly Griffiths

The vanishing box

Elly Griffiths

Audio CD

Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter Ruby are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an anchievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked 'living statues'. This might appear to have nothing in common with...

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The secret of Vesalius by Jordi Llobregat

The secret of Vesalius

Jordi Llobregat

Audio CD

Daniel Amat has left Spain and all that happened there behind him. Having just achieved a brilliant role in Ancient Languages at Oxford University and an even more advantageous engagement, the arrival of a letter - a demand - stamped Barcelona comes like...

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Treason by James H. Jackson

Treason

James H. Jackson

Audio CD

Behind the famous rhyme lies a murderous conspiracy that goes far beyond Guy Fawkes and his ill-fated Gunpowder Plot ... In a desperate race against time, government spy Christian Hardy must uncover a web of deceit that runs from the cock-fighting pits...

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This side of murder by Anna Lee Huber

This side of murder

Anna Lee Huber

Audio CD

England, 1919. Verity Kent's grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter, suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity's first...

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The apothecary's shop  by Roberto Tiraboschi

The apothecary's shop

Roberto Tiraboschi

Book

"In a medieval Venice ravaged by famine and orgiastic revelries, the young Costanza, of the noble Grimani family, has disappeared. Edgardo, the family scribe, vows to return the girl to her family, but physical ailments and emotional torment hinder his...

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Dancing with death by Amy Myers

Dancing with death

Amy Myers

Audio CD

1925. London's fashionable Bright Young Things have descended on Wychbourne Court, the Kentish stately home of Lord and Lady Ansley, for an extravagant fancy dress ball and midnight Ghost Hunt. Chef Nell Drury knows she's in for a busy weekend - but she...

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The widow's confession by Sophia Tobin

The widow's confession

Sophia Tobin

eAudiobook

Broadstairs, Kent, 1851. Once a sleepy fishing village, now a select sea-bathing resort, this is a place where people come to take the air, and where they come to hide. Delphine and her cousin Julia have come to the seaside with a secret, one they have...

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The watcher in the pine  by Rebecca Pawel

The watcher in the pine

Rebecca Pawel

Book

"Spain, 1940. Potes, a remote northern mountain village, is Carlos Tejada’s first independent Guardia Civil command. He soon discovers that this “promotion” is a mixed blessing. The villagers are unwelcoming. He and his pregnant wife, Elena, have no place...

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Traitor  by David Hingley

Traitor

David Hingley

Book

"May 1665. With winter passed, Mercia Blakewood is at last headed back to England from America, hoping to leave behind the shadow cast by death and heartache. She expects a welcome from the King considering her earlier mission on his behalf, but the reception...

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Murder lies waiting  by Alanna Knight

Murder lies waiting

Alanna Knight

Book

"For Rose McQuinn the invitation to holiday at a luxury hotel on the isle of Bute is an unexpected delight until she discovers the real reason is to investigate a twenty year old non-proven murder case. With close links to a strange local family of ancient...

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The widows of Malabar Hill  by Sujata Massey

The widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

Book

"1920s Bombay. Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that...

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Murder in a Cornish alehouse by Kathy Lynn Emerson

Murder in a Cornish alehouse

Kathy Lynn Emerson

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June, 1584. On hearing news of the sudden death of her stepfather, Sir Walter Pendennis, Rosamond Jaffrey must leave London for Cornwall to look after the interests of her young half-brother and try to mend her strained relationship with their mother....

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Death below stairs  by Jennifer Ashley

Death below stairs

Jennifer Ashley

Book

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

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Death in Devon by Ian Sansom

Death in Devon

Ian Sansom

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"Swanton Morley, the People's Professor, sets off for Devon to continue his history of England, The County Guides. Morley's daughter Miriam and his assistant Stephen Sefton pack up the Lagonda for a trip to the English Riviera. Morley has been invited...

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The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

The Sherlockian

Graham Moore

eAudiobook

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for Arthur Conan Doyle's missing diary. But after a Doylean scholar is murdered, it is Harold...

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A mortal likeness by Laura Joh Rowland

A mortal likeness

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"A photographer in Whitechapel, London, Sarah Bain is also a private detective - skilled at capturing others' dark secrets, and expert at keeping her own. When a wealthy banker, Sir Gerald Mariner, posts a handsome reward for finding his missing infant,...

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Vienna blood by Frank Tallis

Vienna blood

Frank Tallis

eBook

In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for symbols, & a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector...

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A devious death by Alyssa Maxwell

A devious death

Alyssa Maxwell

eBook

Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But Regina's odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina's mother and brother-- bitter over the unequal distribution...

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Fall from grace by David Ashton

Fall from grace

David Ashton

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A burglary and murder at the home of Sir Thomas Bouch, the enigmatic architect of the ill-fated Tay Bridge, sets Inspector James McLevy off on a trail of brutal killings, lethal liaisons, and a double suicide that leads to a violent encounter with an...

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Death before wicket by Kerry Greenwood

Death before wicket

Kerry Greenwood

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Abduction, intrigue and death - it's just not cricket! Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn - a few days at the test match, a little sightseeing and the Artist's Ball with an up-and-coming young modernist. But these plans begin to go awry when...

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Soot by Andrew Martin

Soot

Andrew Martin

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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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Divorce can be deadly  by Emma Jameson

Divorce can be deadly

Emma Jameson

Book

"Two ghosts troubled Dr. Benjamin Bones. One he feared would never release him. Another he worried might slip away, however much he tightened his grip. Return to Birdswing, a tiny Cornish village, in the bitter winter of 1939 and revisit old friends as...

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A devious death  by Alyssa Maxwell

A devious death

Alyssa Maxwell

Book

"Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But Regina's odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina's mother and brother-- bitter over the unequal distribution...

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The island of the gods  by I. J. (Ingrid J.) Parker

The island of the gods

I. J. (Ingrid J.) Parker

Book

"In the autumn of 1033, Sugawara Akitada spends his last year as governor of Mikawa Province amidst reports of piracy and concerns about an uprising. He grieves over his troubled marriage and worries about the murder of the daughter of a local lord. As...

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The glamorous dead  by Suzanne Gates

The glamorous dead

Suzanne Gates

Book

"1940s. When a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, the police identify its owner: it belongs to Rosemary - and so does the body buried beneath it. Rosemary stood out on the Paramount lot: she was the one destined for a movie marquee....

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City of ghosts by Kelli Stanley

City of ghosts

Kelli Stanley

eBook

"Working in San Francisco as a PI years [after her work in the Spanish Civil War, World War II seems] a world away, but it might as well be on [Miranda Corbie's] doorstep now that she's learned that her mother--whom she hasn't seen in years--is trapped...

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City of dragons by Kelli Stanley

City of dragons

Kelli Stanley

eBook

Mystery fiction. Set in San Francisco in 1940, Stanley's stunning first in a new series introduces a gutsy, independent heroine who isn't always likable. As the city celebrates the Chinese New Year with the Rice Bowl Party, a three-day carnival to raise...

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City of secrets by Kelli Stanley

City of secrets

Kelli Stanley

eBook

Miranda Corbie investigates the hate-crime murder of Pandora Blake during San Francisco's 1940 World's Fair, a case that subjects her to a devastating web of deceit and betrayal.

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Prayers the devil answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the devil answers

Sharyn McCrumb

eAudiobook

Sharyn McCrumb, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Ballad series, examines one of the most famous public executions in US history in her stunning and powerfully written Depression-era novel. Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered...

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Murder on Broadway  by John Rosanowski

Murder on Broadway

John Rosanowski

Book

"Set in Reefton, the boom town of the West Coast goldfields 1877. Suspiciously, a naive young police constable is left in charge of the town over the Christmas and New Year. He is immediately faced with investigating a murder carried out by sly-groggers...

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An old, cold grave  by Iona Whishaw

An old, cold grave

Iona Whishaw

Book

"It's early spring of 1947 in idyllic King's Cove, and the Hughes ladies, mere et fille, are gardening and sorting through the jars of food that have been put up for the winter. But while cleaning up after the roof of their root cellar has caved in slightly,...

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Children of Fire  by Paul C.W. Beatty

Children of Fire

Paul C.W. Beatty

Book

"Children of Fire is set in 1841, at the height of the industrial revolution in the North West England. The story is told through the eyes of Josiah Ainscough, who returns from travels on the continent, and he surprises everyone by joining the Stockport...

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Teetotaled  by Maia Chance

Teetotaled

Maia Chance

Book

"After her philandering husband died and left her penniless in Prohibition-era New York, Lola Woodby escaped with her Swedish cook to the only place she could--her deceased husband's secret love nest in the middle of Manhattan. Her only comforts were...

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The silver gun  by L. A. Chandlar

The silver gun

L. A. Chandlar

Book

"Lane Sanders is Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's new personal aide, but when she gets attacked by someone tied to the gangsters even La Guardia can't protect her."--Publisher's description.

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Gin and panic  by Maia Chance

Gin and panic

Maia Chance

Book

"Former socialite Lola Woodby, not-so-discreet private eye in Prohibition-era New York City, along with her grim Swedish sidekick, Berta, take on a piece-of-cake job: retrieving a rhinoceros trophy from the Connecticut mansion of big game hunter Rudy...

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Death at St. Vedast  by Mary Lawrence

Death at St. Vedast

Mary Lawrence

Book

"During the tempestuous reign of Henry VIII, London alchemist Bianca Goddard has seen up close what keeps a man alive and what can kill him. A good thing, for she will need all her knowledge to keep a friend away from the gallows . . . Bianca and her...

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City of lies  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of lies

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Book

"Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur...

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Sherlock Holmes and the miskatonic monstrosities  by James Lovegrove

Sherlock Holmes and the miskatonic monstrosities

James Lovegrove

Book

"It is the autumn of 1880, and Dr John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan. Badly injured and desperate to forget a nightmarish expedition that left him doubting his sanity, Watson is close to destitution when he meets the extraordinary Sherlock...

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Homicide for the holidays by Cheryl Honigford

Homicide for the holidays

Cheryl Honigford

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"The second book in the acclaimed Viv and Charlie mystery series, Homicide for the Holidays is a riveting holiday mystery set amidst the glitz of Chicago's radio drama scene and the grime of its taverns and speakeasies. A hidden key that opens a drawer...

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Lustrum by Robert Harris

Lustrum

Robert Harris

eAudiobook

Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina...

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Compass by Mathias Énard

Compass

Mathias Énard

eBook

As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination...

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Shadows in the night by Jane Finnis

Shadows in the night

Jane Finnis

eBook

Roman Britain in 91 AD is a troublesome part of the mighty Empire ruled by Domitian Caesar. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Mansion on the road to York. A string of savage...

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The homecoming by Grace Thompson

The homecoming

Grace Thompson

eBook

What secrets are hidden in post-war Swansea? The war is over, and life seems simple for Lydia: working at the Swansea market and waiting for her sweetheart, Glyn, to come home and marry her. But when Glyn returns, he leaves Lydia for another woman. Soon...

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A casualty of war by Charles Todd

A casualty of war

Charles Todd

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"Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post, Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, when he’s brought into her forward aid station disoriented from...

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A purely private matter by Darcie Wilde

A purely private matter

Darcie Wilde

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"Rosalind Thorne has slowly but assuredly gained a reputation as "a useful woman"-- by helping respectable women out of some less-than-respectable predicaments. Her latest endeavor is a tragedy waiting to happen. Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child--and...

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Miss Kopp's midnight confessions by Amy Stewart

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

Amy Stewart

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"Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory,...

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A conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

A conspiracy in Belgravia

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

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Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous. Matters of loyalty and discretion aside, the case becomes even more personal for Charlotte as...

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The assassin's daughter   by I. J. (Ingrid J.) Parker

The assassin's daughter

I. J. (Ingrid J.) Parker

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"Fifteen years after the brutal murder of an imperial prince, the crime casts its shadow on Akitada's family. The case is cold and the assassin dead, but his young wife's brother wants to marry the assassin's daughter, and Akitada is expected to clear...

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The woman in the camphor trunk  by Jennifer Kincheloe

The woman in the camphor trunk

Jennifer Kincheloe

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"Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in Los Angeles, police matron Anna Blanc and her former boyfriend, Detective Joe Singer, discover the body of a white missionary woman, stuffed in a trunk in the apartment of her Chinese lover....

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Death comes to the school  by Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to the school

Catherine Lloyd

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In the English village of Kurland St. Mary, few things are worse than having one's reputation besmirched. A struggling marriage is one. Murder is another . . . Three years have passed since Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter,...

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A pinch of poison  by Alyssa Maxwell

A pinch of poison

Alyssa Maxwell

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"In post-World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, encounter an uncharitable killer at a charity luncheon sponsored by a posh school for girls . . . Good deeds build good character, and good character is what the Haverleigh...

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