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Historical crime new titles

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A verse to murder  by Peter Tonkin

A verse to murder

Peter Tonkin

Book

"Saturday, 13 January 1599. Poet and politician Edmund Spenser is found dead in his lodgings on King Street, London. Summoned to the corpse's bedside, Tom Musgrave - Spenser's friend and fencing tutor - suspects murder. Musgrave begins an investigation,...

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Found drowned  by Laurie Glenn Norris

Found drowned

Laurie Glenn Norris

Book

"Based on a true unsolved crime from 1877, Laurie Glenn Norris's debut novel tells the story of two small towns linked by the disappearance of a teenage girl. Mary Harney is a dreamy teenager in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, whose ambitions are stifled...

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The body on the train  by Frances Brody

The body on the train

Frances Brody

Book

"London, 1929. In the darkness before dawn, a London railway porter discovers a man's body as he unloads a special goods train from Yorkshire, all means of identification stripped away. Hitting a dead end, Scotland Yard call on indomitable sleuth Kat...

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City of scoundrels  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of scoundrels

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Book

"Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help her escape. Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself...

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A Christmas gathering  by Anne Perry

A Christmas gathering

Anne Perry

Book

"As beautiful as it may be, their friends' country home is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She'd rather pass a relaxing holiday at home with him--especially because Victor, former head of the L...

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Tell me no lies by Shelley Noble

Tell me no lies

Shelley Noble

eAudiobook

Rise and shine, Countess, you're about to have a visitor. Lady Dunbridge was not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She's come to New York City, ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm....

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A fatal journey  by Blythe Baker

A fatal journey

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Rose Beckingham’s pursuit of an international spy leads to the uncovering of an assassination plot, she’ll have to race against time to prevent a crime before it occurs. The dangerous investigation will threaten her relationship with Achilles P...

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The adventure of the peculiar protocols  by Nicholas Meyer

The adventure of the peculiar protocols

Nicholas Meyer

Book

"With the international bestseller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now Meyer returns with a shocking discovery--an unknown case drawn from...

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The Tarleton murders by Breck England

The Tarleton murders

Breck England

eBook

Sherlock Holmes in America- a riveting tale of the greatest literary sleuth of all time uncovering a murder ring in the Victorian Post-Civil War South and the secret society behind it.

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What remains of heaven by C. S. Harris

What remains of heaven

C. S. Harris

eBook

Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, investigates the identity of two corpses found in an ancient crypt with possible ties to William Franklin, the embittered son of American patriot Ben Franklin.

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The coven by Graham Masterton

The coven

Graham Masterton

eAudiobook

London, 1758: Beatrice Scarlet has returned to London and found work at St Mary Magdalene's Refuge for fallen women. Beatrice enjoys the work and her apothecary skills are much needed. But when twelve girls sent to a factory in Clerkenwell disappear,...

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A circle of dead girls  by Eleanor Kuhns

A circle of dead girls

Eleanor Kuhns

Book

"The circus has arrived in Durham, Maine. Before weaver Will Rees is able to take in its spectacle, he spots Magistrate Hanson - the man he blames for his family's having to flee Dugard two years earlier. On his journey home he encounters Shaker b...

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Penny for your secrets by Anna Lee. Huber

Penny for your secrets

Anna Lee. Huber

eBook

The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. Bourgeois-bred Ada, recently married to the Marquess of Rockham,...

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Penny for your secrets  by Anna Lee Huber

Penny for your secrets

Anna Lee Huber

Book

"The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. And when Ada's Marquess husband is discovered shot through...

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Murder in black tie  by Sara Rosett

Murder in black tie

Sara Rosett

Book

"November, 1923. An invitation to a house party at the estate of Parkview Hall is a welcome respite for Olive Belgrave, a newly minted working girl who’s become the solver of high society’s trickiest problems. But when the sumptuous black tie event t...

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Black sun by Owen Matthews

Black sun

Owen Matthews

eBook

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Hardcastle's runaway  by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's runaway

Graham Ison

Book

"March, 1919. The commissioner of police at New Scotland Yard has a task for Divisional Detective Inspector Hardcastle of A Division: find Lily Musgrave, the missing daughter of Ausen Musgrave MP. Hardcastle, aided by Detective Sergeant Charles Marri...

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Hardcastle's quandary  by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's quandary

Graham Ison

Book

"One rainy morning in March 1927, Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the Metropolitan Police is summoned to the office of the Chief Constable CID at New Scotland Yard. Frederick Wensley has received a letter from a Reverend Percy Stoner...

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The measure of a man  by Marco Malvaldi

The measure of a man

Marco Malvaldi

Book

"October 1493. Florence is still mourning the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Columbus’ ships have only recently reached the New World. The modern financial system has just come into being thanks to the adaption of the letter of credit. Meanwhile, Milan...

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Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race  by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race

Simon Brett

Book

"Once again, the plumbing at Tawcester Towers is causing consternation for the Dowager Duchess, so - unusually for her - she gives her blessing for Blotto to take part in the 'Great Road Race' in his beloved Lagonda ... so long as he wins. The first prize...

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A cruel deception  by Charles Todd

A cruel deception

Charles Todd

Book

"The Armistice of November 1918 ended the fighting, but the Great War will not be over until a Peace Treaty is drawn up and signed by all parties. Representatives from the Allies are gathering in Paris, and already ominous signs of disagreement have ...

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A grim game  by Blythe Baker

A grim game

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Rose Beckingham is hired to investigate a museum robbery, the case leads her into a trap set by her nemesis, the Chess Master. While working to ensnare this villain once and for all, Rose must confront the lies of her own past. Drawn into a d...

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A grave welcome  by Blythe Baker

A grave welcome

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Rose Beckingham disembarks the ship from Bombay, she expects England and her distant relations to welcome her home with open arms. Instead, she walks straight into the embrace of danger. After witnessing a murder on the docks, Rose is plunged into...

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A cunning death  by Blythe Baker

A cunning death

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Rose Beckingham receives a threatening message from a shadowy figure of the criminal underworld, she’s forced to face her greatest fear--the exposure of all her secrets. Forced to do the bidding of the man who calls himself the Chess Master, Ro...

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The kill fee by Fiona Veitch Smith

The kill fee

Fiona Veitch Smith

Audio CD

"'Do you know who that is, Poppy?' asked Delilah. 'I do indeed.' 'So what does it feel like to dance in the arms of an assassin?' Poppy Denby's star is on the rise. Now the Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, she covers an exhibition of...

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A pinch of poison by Alyssa Maxwell

A pinch of poison

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"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 Haver...

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The art of theft  by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

The art of theft

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Book

"As 'Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective', Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson i...

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A cruel deception by Charles Todd

A cruel deception

Charles Todd

eBook

The Armistice of November 1918 ended the fighting, but the Great War will not be over until a Peace Treaty is drawn up and signed by all parties. Representatives from the Allies are gathering in Paris, and already ominous signs of disagreement have a...

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Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas demon  by James Lovegrove

Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas demon

James Lovegrove

Book

"It is 1890, and in the days before Christmas Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited at Baker Street by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe - eldest daughter of a grand but somewhat eccentric Yorkshire-based dynasty - is greatly distressed, as she ...

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In the shadow of the enemy by Tania Bayard

In the shadow of the enemy

Tania Bayard

Large Print

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

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Prisoner of midnight by Barbara Hambly

Prisoner of midnight

Barbara Hambly

Large Print

"March, 1917. The goal of every government involved in the Great War has been achieved: industrialist Spenser Cochran has drugged and enslaved a vampire, Don Simon Ysidro, to do his bidding, and is now on the way to the US aboard a luxury ship. Horrified,...

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Dead man switch  by Tara Moss

Dead man switch

Tara Moss

Book

"Meet PI Billie Walker - smart and sexy, with a dash of Mae West humour, she's a hard-boiled detective with a twist. World War II has left Billie Walker a widow, but she's determined not to rely on any man for her future so she re-opens her late fath...

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Playing with fire by Patricia Hall

Playing with fire

Patricia Hall

Large Print

"The death of a young girl leads Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard and Kate O'Donnell into a hotbed of simmering tensions, violence and threats in sixties' Soho. London, 1964. At three a.m. on a chilly autumn morning, Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard is...

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Death beside the seaside  by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Death beside the seaside

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Book

"July 1910. Lady Hardcastle and her tireless sidekick Flo have finally embarked on a long-overdue seaside break. But just as they're wavering between ice creams and donkey rides, their fellow guests start to go missing--and the duo find themselves with...

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The devil's due  by Bonnie MacBird

The devil's due

Bonnie MacBird

Book

"It's 1890 and the newly famous Sherlock Holmes faces his worst adversary to date - a diabolical villain bent on destroying some of London's most admired public figures in particularly gruesome ways. A further puzzle is that suicide closely attends each...

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A sinner's prayer by M. P. Wright

A sinner's prayer

M. P. Wright

eAudiobook

1970, Bristol. What's buried doesn't always stay buried. It's a new decade and J.T. Ellington has taken himself out of the investigation game. But when an old friend asks him to help a doctor whose son disappeared hours after his wedding, J.T.'s commitment...

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The ghost of Christmas past by Rhys Bowen

The ghost of Christmas past

Rhys Bowen

eAudiobook

Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson,...

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The empty birdcage  by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The empty birdcage

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Book

"It is 1873, and Mycroft Holmes is in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon his victims. Mycroft allows Sherlock to take the case,...

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The twice-hanged man by Priscilla Royal

The twice-hanged man

Priscilla Royal

Large Print

"It is Autumn, 1282. Edward I, more often hammering the Scots, is at war with Wales and it is not going as well as he wished. Everyone is edgy on both sides of the loosely defined border between England and Wales. Crucial battles have been lost. Raids...

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A subtle murder  by Blythe Baker

A subtle murder

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Rose Beckingham sets sail for England in the summer of 1926, she brings more than souvenirs from her years in India. She carries the memory of a family tragedy and a secret so terrible it could destroy the new life she hopes to build in London....

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Call down the thunder  by Dietrich Kalteis

Call down the thunder

Dietrich Kalteis

Book

"Sonny and Clara Myers struggle on their Kansas farm in the late 1930s, a time the Lord gave up on: their land's gone dry, barren, and worthless; the bankers are greedy and hungry, trying to squeeze them and other farmers out of their homes; and, on top...

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Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson

Midnight on the River Grey

Abigail Wilson

Large Print

"Abigail Wilson returns to Regency England with another tale of murder, mystery, and romance. After her elder brother's mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible--Mr. Lewis Browning--known by the locals as the M...

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A death at the church  by Caroline Dunford

A death at the church

Caroline Dunford

Book

"Euphemia's wedding day has finally dawned.Her mother, step father, and little brother are all present. There's even a rumour that her grandfather might turn up.This is especially awkward as she would finally have to confess to Bertram that she is not...

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City of pearl by Alys Clare

City of pearl

Alys Clare

eBook

October, 1093. At her mentor's urgent request, Lassair is accompanying Gurdyman across the sea to Spain. But why is he insistent on embarking on this difficult and dangerous journey just as winter approaches? And why does he seem so afraid? As the pair...

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A murder by any name  by Suzanne M. Wolfe

A murder by any name

Suzanne M. Wolfe

Book

"The court of Elizabeth I is no stranger to plotting and intrigue, but the royal retinue is thrown into chaos when the Queen's youngest and sweetest lady-in-waiting is murdered, her body left on the high altar of the Chapel Royal in Whitehall Palace....

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A pair of sharp eyes by Kat Armstrong

A pair of sharp eyes

Kat Armstrong

eBook

"Coronation hears of the murders before she even reaches the slave port of Bristol - six boys found with their throats slit. Horrified, she wonders at the locals' readiness to blame the killings on Red John, a travelling-man few have actually seen. C...

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A greater God  by Brian Stoddart

A greater God

Brian Stoddart

Book

Superintendent Chris Le Fanu returns to Madras from Penang where he leaves his new Straits Chinese love interest, Jenlin Koh, and a tempting new post in police intelligence there. He finds Hindu-Muslim tension on the rise in Madras, and his friends a...

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Blues in the dark by Raymond Benson

Blues in the dark

Raymond Benson

eBook

"Karissa Glover is a movie producer who moves into a decrepit but functional old mansion in the West Adams Heights area of Los Angeles, where black celebrities of yesteryear--Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and others--once resided. The former owner...

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A merry murder  by Kate Kingsbury

A merry murder

Kate Kingsbury

Book

The Pennyfoot halls are decked with boughs of holly, a magnificently decorated tree graces the lobby, and the hotel's bookings are finally looking up. Owner of the Pennyfoot, Cecily Sinclair Baxter is in high holiday spirits until disaster strikes, t...

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The golden hour by Beatriz Williams

The golden hour

Beatriz Williams

eAudiobook

The New York Times The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess...

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The widow of Pale Harbor  by Hester Fox

The widow of Pale Harbor

Hester Fox

Book

"A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself? Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife's death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position...

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Without a trace  by Mel Starr

Without a trace

Mel Starr

Book

"Lady Philippa, the wife of Sir Aymer - a knight of the realm - disappears while travelling from her husband's manor to Bampton. She and her maid are travelling in an enclosed wagon, whilst her husband and his grooms and a squire are mounted. When the...

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The Mitford scandal  by Jessica Fellowes

The Mitford scandal

Jessica Fellowes

Book

"The newly married and most beautiful of the Mitford sisters, Diana, hot-steps around Europe with her husband and fortune heir Bryan Guinness, accompanied by maid Louisa Cannon, as well as some of the most famous and glamorous luminaries of the era. But...

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Fear on the phantom special  by Edward Marston

Fear on the phantom special

Edward Marston

Book

"Halloween 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol so the mood is boisterous. Li...

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The Double-A Western Detective Agency  by Steve Hockensmith

The Double-A Western Detective Agency

Steve Hockensmith

Book

"Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer’s dream has come true: The Sherlock Holmes-worshiping cowboy brothers are finally in business as professional detectives. But their fledgling A.A. Western Detective Agency faces a few challenges. Their partner, Col. Crowe,...

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The daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard S. Goldberg

The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

Leonard S. Goldberg

Large Print

"A thrilling tale of Sherlock Holmes' daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson, Jr. as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society. 1910. Joanna Blalock's keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse,...

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Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley

Death in Kew Gardens

Jennifer Ashley

Large Print

"In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift--a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady...

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The wages of sin  by Judith Cutler

The wages of sin

Judith Cutler

Book

"Newly appointed as land agent to the youthful Lord Croft, Matthew Rowsley finds plenty to keep him busy as he attends to his lordship's neglected country estate. But he's distracted from his tasks by the disappearance of a young housemaid. Has Maggie...

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Dark queen waiting  by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen waiting

P. C. Doherty

Book

"October, 1471. Edward IV sits on the English throne; the House of York reigns supreme. With her young son, Henry Tudor, in exile in France, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, shelters deep in the shadows, secretly plotting for the day when Henry...

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the angel  by Emily Brightwell

Mrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the angel

Emily Brightwell

Book

"When a wealthy widow is murdered, Mrs. Jeffries investigates what happens when money can't buy your life in this all- new installment in the beloved Victorian Mystery series. Margaret Starling wasn't the sort of woman anyone expected to be murdered....

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Murder at Kensington Palace  by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Kensington Palace

Andrea Penrose

Book

"Charlotte Sloane's secret identity as the controversial satirical cartoonist A.J. Quill is safe with the Earl of Wrexford, but sharing the truth about her background has cast shadows on their relationship. When her cousin is murdered and his twin brother...

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An act of villainy by Ashley Weaver

An act of villainy

Ashley Weaver

Large Print

"Walking through London's West End after a night at the theater, Amory Ames and her husband Milo run into wealthy investor and former actor Gerard Holloway. Holloway and his wife Georgina are old friends of theirs, and Holloway invites them to the dr...

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A murderous marriage by Alyssa Maxwell

A murderous marriage

Alyssa Maxwell

Large Print

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

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A death in Harlem  by Karla F. C. Holloway

A death in Harlem

Karla F. C. Holloway

Book

"In this Harlem Renaissance mystery, Weldon Haynie Thomas is Harlem's first "colored" policeman, blessed with insight, humor, resourcefulness, and a deep intuition. (While Haynie is a fictional creation, the first African American policeman in NYC, S...

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A tale of two murders by Heather Redmond

A tale of two murders

Heather Redmond

Audio CD

"1835. Young journalist Charles Dickens is invited to dinner at the estate of the Evening Chronicle's co-editor. He is smitten with his boss's daughter, vivacious Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the evening. In ...

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The Sussex murder by Ian Sansom

The Sussex murder

Ian Sansom

Audio CD

"At about four o’clock on 5th November 1937, Miss Lizzie Walter, a teacher at the King’s Road Primary School in Lewes, said goodbye to her young pupils. The children clattered out into the dark streets, preparing for that night’s revelries – and Miss...

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Murder most malicious by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder most malicious

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"In post-World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer ... December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much t...

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

Murder in the Bowery

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

eAudiobook

The national bestselling author of Gaslight Mysteries returns with a case of murder in the field of higher learning in Victorian-era Manhattan. Frank Malloy's latest client Will is searching for his brother, a newsboy named Freddie, who runs off as soon...

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The spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

The spies of Shilling Lane

Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

eAudiobook

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes a thrilling new WWII story about a village busybody--the mighty Mrs. Braithwaite--who resolves to find, and then rescue, her missing daughter Mrs. Braithwaite, self-appointed queen of her...

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Those who go by night by Andrew Gaddes

Those who go by night

Andrew Gaddes

eAudiobook

When a gruesome murder occurs in a sleepy fourteenth-century English town, Thomas Lester dives into an investigation that unearths witchcraft and long-kept secrets.

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One good deed by David Baldacci

One good deed

David Baldacci

Large Print

"It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of dos and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't ...

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Beyond the wild river by Sarah Maine

Beyond the wild river

Sarah Maine

Audio CD

The Scottish Borders, 1888. A poacher is shot dead on the Ballantyre estate, and stable hand James Douglas disappears, charged with the crime. 1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre is bored with her limited existence, and has formed a friendship that...

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Mycroft Holmes & the adventure of the silver birches  by David Dickinson

Mycroft Holmes & the adventure of the silver birches

David Dickinson

Book

"Inspector Lestrade was a worried man. He was facing the biggest case of his career. The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Governor of the Bank of England had learnt through a variety of sources - a private bank in Vienna, an Anglophile...

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Queen's gambit  by Bradley Harper

Queen's gambit

Bradley Harper

Book

"Spring, 1897. London. Margaret Harkness, now in her early forties, must leave England for her health but lacks the funds. A letter arrives from her old friend Professor Bell, her old comrade in the hunt for Jack the Ripper and the real-life inspiration...

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A golden grave  by Erin Lindsey

A golden grave

Erin Lindsey

Book

Rose Gallagher always dreamed of finding adventure, so her new life as a freshly-minted Pinkerton agent ought to be everything she ever wanted. Only a few months ago, she was just another poor Irish housemaid from Five Points; now, she's learning to shoot...

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Love and death among the cheetahs by Rhys Bowen

Love and death among the cheetahs

Rhys Bowen

Large Print

"Georgie is excited when Darcy announces out of the blue that they are flying to Kenya for their extended honeymoon. It is only after they arrive that she suspects he has actually been sent there on an assignment. She tries not to be angry, because she...

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Murder under a bad moon  by Abigail Keam

Murder under a bad moon

Abigail Keam

Book

"Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. And she's rich as Midas. There's just one problem. Some rich folk in the Kentucky Bluegrass don't like Mona's progressive programs...

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The tapestry of death  by author Howard of Warwick

The tapestry of death

author Howard of Warwick

Book

"England 1067: Briston the weaver has been murdered – in a very special way – and it is up to his old friend Wat to avenge his death. Brother Hermitage will naturally support his companion in the quest, but the young monk worries as the number of sus...

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Scorpions in Corinth  by J. M. Alvey

Scorpions in Corinth

J. M. Alvey

Book

"The Persian War is over and wealthy Athenians are looking to expand alliances overseas. Popular playwright Philocles and his actors are hired to take his latest play to Corinth, to promote goodwill between the two cities. But on arrival, their guide...

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A shadow on the lens  by Sam Hurcom

A shadow on the lens

Sam Hurcom

Book

"1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy and remote Welsh village of Dinas Powys, several miles down the coast from the thriving port of Cardiff. A young girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered...

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Kopp sisters on the march  by Amy Stewart

Kopp sisters on the march

Amy Stewart

Book

"Spring, 1917. American women have done something remarkable: they've banded together to create military-style training camps for women who want to serve. These so-called National Service Schools prove irresistible to the Kopp sisters, who leave their...

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The midsummer rose by Kate Sedley

The midsummer rose

Kate Sedley

eBook

Roger the Chapman is not a superstitious man. He hears stories of murders and haunted houses around the market town of Bristol, and chooses to believe the more prosaic explanation every time. But when Roger is himself attacked in the very house where...

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An air of treason  by P. F. Chisholm

An air of treason

P. F. Chisholm

Book

"After his hair-raising adventures in London, Sir Robert Carey has finally tracked down Queen Elizabeth, who is about to make a state visit to Oxford. But instead of giving the Courtier his much-needed warrant and fee for being Deputy Warden of the West...

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Lamentation by C. J. Sansom

Lamentation

C. J. Sansom

Audio CD

"Autumn, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors prepare for a final and decisive power struggle: whoever wins will control the government. The Catholics decide to focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife,...

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When hell struck twelve by James R. Benn

When hell struck twelve

James R. Benn

eBook

In the 14th Billy Boyle mystery, US Army detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz travel into the heart of Nazi-occupied Paris on a dangerous mission: ensure a traitor to the French Resistance unwittingly carries out a high-stakes deception cam...

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A dangerous collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

A dangerous collaboration

Deanna Raybourn

Large Print

"Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Mal...

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Script for scandal  by Renee Patrick

Script for scandal

Renee Patrick

Book

"1939, Los Angeles. Lillian Frost is shocked when her friend, glamorous costume designer Edith Head, hands her the script to a new film that's about to start shooting. Streetlight Story is based on a true crime: the California Republic bank robbery of...

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The final adventure of Sir Errol Hyde  by Gay Hendricks

The final adventure of Sir Errol Hyde

Gay Hendricks

Book

"Sir Errol Hyde, fresh off the Case of the Oxford Rasputin, now confronts the ultimate challenge of his career, the Case of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Secret Notebook. This new adventure takes our intrepid aristocrat into an intricate mystery that evolves...

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When hell struck twelve  by James R. Benn

When hell struck twelve

James R. Benn

Book

"August, 1944: US Army Captain Billy Boyle is assigned to track down a French traitor, code named Atlantik, who is delivering classified Allied plans to German leaders in occupied Paris. The Resistance is also hot on his trail, and out for blood, aft...

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