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The midnight queen by May Agnes Fleming

The midnight queen

May Agnes Fleming

eBook

The time of the Great Plague of London might not sound like the most promising setting for a romance, but Canadian author May Agnes Fleming pulls it off with aplomb in the intriguing novel The Midnight Queen. Set in 1665, the story includes a doomed bride,...

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A clash of spheres by P. F. Chisholm

A clash of spheres

P. F. Chisholm

eBook

AIt's late August, 1592. Sir Robert Carey, cousin to Queen Elizabeth from the wrong side of Henry VIII's blanket, remains at his post on the Borders at Carlisle. He has at last been confirmed by his monarch as Deputy Warden and is still deeply in love...

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The red, red snow by Caro Ramsay

The red, red snow

Caro Ramsay

eAudiobook

Called to investigate the bloodstained aftermath of an eventful Christmas party, detectives Anderson & Costello discover that the holiday season can be anything but merry. A family man is stabbed to death at a crowded Christmas Ice Show. Murder in plain...

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Deadly Fashion by Kate Parker

Deadly Fashion

Kate Parker

eBook

Why would a man, knowing his life was in danger, turn his back on his killer?In pre-war London, Olivia Denis wins a plum assignment from her newspaper when she meets the glamorous French fashion designer, Mimi Mareau. Mimi has it all - wealth, talent,...

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Hitler's angel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Hitler's angel

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

eBook

A thrilling and twisting tale set in a dark and fateful time in history, this story by a renowned fantasy writer hints at what might have happened had Hitler been derailed early on by scandal "So we have blood and a supposed body. With all the death and...

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The merry devils  by Edward Marston

The merry devils

Edward Marston

Book

"Bookholder Nicholas Bracewell, fresh from his triumph holding together his volatile players company during a treasonous plot against Queen Elizabeth, is set to make the galleries of The Queens Head ring with laughter with a new comedy, The Merry Devils....

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Confessions to Mr. Roosevelt by Marilyn J. Holt

Confessions to Mr. Roosevelt

Marilyn J. Holt

Large Print

"Historian Holt (Children of the Western Plains) makes her fiction debut with a not especially exciting but pleasant mystery set in 1936. With jobs so desperately scarce, would-be writer Ellen Hartley is pleased to be hired by the Federal Writers' Project...

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The confession by Charles Todd

The confession

Charles Todd

eBook

"Scotland Yard’s best detective, Inspector Ian Rutledge, must solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past in this superb mystery in the acclaimed series Declaring he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and ...

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Liar Moon by Ben Pastor

Liar Moon

Ben Pastor

eBook

A German army officer investigates the murder of a local Italian fascist amid the horrors of a brutal regime.

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The widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

The widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

Audio CD

"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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A death in Chelsea  by Lynn Brittney

A death in Chelsea

Lynn Brittney

Book

"When the phone rings at the Mayfair 100 exchange, the news is rarely good, and this time is no exception. The Duchess of Penhere's daughter, notorious society gossip queen Lady Adeline Treborne, has been found dead in her room in what appears to be ...

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The hour of the fox  by Cassandra Clark

The hour of the fox

Cassandra Clark

Book

"Who would cut the throat of a young nun and throw her remains in the river? And what was she doing outside the confines of the priory in the first place? Secretly acting as a spy for Henry Bolingbroke, Chandler is torn by conflicting loyalties and a...

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Hostage to fortune by Sarah Hawkswood

Hostage to fortune

Sarah Hawkswood

eAudiobook

January 1144. Hugh Bradecote does not want his betrothed heading off on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Eadgyth at Polesworth, but the Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy and his entourage of monks seem Heaven sent as escorts, right up until they are captured...

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The tolls of death by Michael Jecks

The tolls of death

Michael Jecks

eAudiobook

After their gruelling journeys to Galicia and Scilly, Baldwin and Simon are at last back on the English mainland. Eager to get home, they set off on horseback but only get as far as Cardinham on Bodmin Moor. Here, they are detained by the castellan w...

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Out of the silence by Wendy (Novelist) James

Out of the silence

Wendy (Novelist) James

Audio CD

"Maggie Heffernan, a spirited working-class country girl, Elizabeth Hamilton, whose own disappointment in love has served only to strengthen her humanity; and the remarkable Vida Goldstein, the suffragist who was to become the first woman to stand fo...

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A murderous relation  by Deanna Raybourn

A murderous relation

Deanna Raybourn

Book

"Veronica Speedwell navigates a dark world of scandal and murder in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady.....

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Hostage to fortune  by Sarah Hawkswood

Hostage to fortune

Sarah Hawkswood

Book

"January, 1144. Hugh Bradecote does not want his betrothed heading off on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Edgyth at Polesworth, but the Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy and his entourage of monks seem Heaven-sent as escorts, right up until they are captured...

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The stolen voice by Pat McIntosh

The stolen voice

Pat McIntosh

eBook

In Sir William's remote part of Scotland it seems almost possible that a young boy could have been stolen away by the fairies and returned forty years later, no older - and if he isn't Davie Drummond, who is he? And then he suffers a succession of ne...

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The rough collier by Pat McIntosh

The rough collier

Pat McIntosh

eBook

When the peat-cutters came to report the dead man, Gil Cunningham was up in the roof-space of his mother's house, teaching his new young wife swordplay. They believe the corpse to be that of a local missing man. His wife and the widow who runs the lo...

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The merchant's mark by Pat McIntosh

The merchant's mark

Pat McIntosh

eBook

Gil Cunningham and his old acquaintance, Glasgow merchant Augie Morison, expecting a delivery of books from the Low Countries, report the gruesome substitute to the Provost, and at the inquest the next morning Morison is accused of the murder and imp...

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Lethal pursuit by Will Thomas

Lethal pursuit

Will Thomas

Large Print

"London, 1892. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to a...

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The Crown agent by Stephen O’Rourke

The Crown agent

Stephen O’Rourke

Large Print

"In 1829, disillusioned young doctor, Mungo Lyon, is recruited by the Crown to investigate a mysterious murder and shipwreck off the coast of Scotland. His adventures lead him on a pursuit across the Scottish countryside, to kidnap and treason, an un...

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Penny for your secrets by Anna Lee Huber

Penny for your secrets

Anna Lee Huber

Large Print

"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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Death of a novice by Cora Harrison

Death of a novice

Cora Harrison

Large Print

"The Reverend Mother is delighted with her new entrant to the convent. Young Sister Gertrude is well-educated, has worked for an accountant and has an appealing sense of humour. But one autumn morning, Sister Gertrude is found dead inside a small wooden...

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A pig of cold poison by Pat McIntosh

A pig of cold poison

Pat McIntosh

eBook

Although he was watching closely when the mummer was poisoned, it took Gil Cunningham several days and three more poisonings to work out how it was done. Danny Gibson and Nanty Bothwell, rivals for the affections of Agnes Renfrew, the apothecary's pr...

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The molten city  by Chris Nickson

The molten city

Chris Nickson

Book

"Leeds, September 1908. There's going to be a riot. Detective Superintendent Tom Harper can feel it. Herbert Asquith, the prime minster, is due to speak in the city. The suffragettes and the unemployed men will be out in the streets in protest. It's ...

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The reckoning  by M. J. Trow

The reckoning

M. J. Trow

Book

"December, 1592. England is entering dangerous waters as thoughts turn to the question of the ageing Queen Elizabeth's successor. Christopher Marlowe meanwhile is leading a troupe of the Lord Chamberlain's Men on tour with a controversial new play. M...

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Death of a prominent citizen  by Cora Harrison

Death of a prominent citizen

Cora Harrison

Book

"Wealthy widow Charlotte Hendrick had always promised that her riches would be divided equally between her seven closest relatives when she died. Now she has changed her mind and summoned her nearest and dearest, including her cousin, the Reverend Mother,...

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Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee

Death in the East

Abir Mukherjee

eAudiobook

Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat...

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A silent stabbing by Alyssa Maxwell

A silent stabbing

Alyssa Maxwell

eBook

Eva is excited for a visit from her sister Alice, who lives in Suffolk with her husband and three children. But when Alice arrives alone, desiring a break from her family, Eva becomes concerned. Her dismay deepens as Alice starts spending time with a...

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The tale of Hill Top Farm  by Susan Wittig Albert

The tale of Hill Top Farm

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiancé, Beatrix Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both human and critter, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies, and murder is su...

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The tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood  by Susan Wittig Albert

The tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"Beatrix Potter loves the warmth of Sawrey, her new hometown. But even the kindest of souls can turn snappish when houseguests overstay their welcome. When Beatrix returns from time away, she finds the attic overrun with rats. Rosabelle, resident rat...

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The sky took him  by Donis. author. Casey

The sky took him

Donis. author. Casey

Book

"It's a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Ann's husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. Alafair had planned to make the trip on her own...

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The tale of Oat Cake Crag  by Susan Wittig Albert

The tale of Oat Cake Crag

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"In the Lake District, noisy test flights of the new hydroplane are disrupting life in the village of Near Sawrey. Miss Beatrix Potter can barely hear herself think--which she needs to do for the new case she's just taken up. Her friend Grace Lythecoe...

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The tale of Applebeck Orchard  by Susan Wittig Albert

The tale of Applebeck Orchard

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"Out of spite for having his haystacks burnt, Mr. Harmsworth barricades a common path through his orchard--and Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat Council want answers. Reliable witnesses, including some Big Folk, say the arson was the handiwork of a lanter...

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The tale of Briar Bank  by Susan Wittig Albert

The tale of Briar Bank

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"Mr. Wickstead has died under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. But why was he in the wood on a frigid night? And what of the claw marks on the limb? And what was that treasure? As per...

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A divided loyalty by Charles Todd

A divided loyalty

Charles Todd

Large Print

"Chief Inspector Brian Leslie, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledge's, is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge. A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone,...

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The adventure of the peculiar protocols by Nicholas Meyer

The adventure of the peculiar protocols

Nicholas Meyer

Large Print

"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 unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong

The unsuspected

Charlotte Armstrong

Large Print

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Big lies in a small town by Diane Chamberlain

Big lies in a small town

Diane Chamberlain

Large Print

"North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on...

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The king's justice  by Susan Elia MacNeal

The king's justice

Susan Elia MacNeal

Book

"London. December, 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope, secret agent and spy, takes a break from the Special Operations Executive division to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is like an explosion waiting...

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Murder at Melrose Court  by Karen Menuhin

Murder at Melrose Court

Karen Menuhin

Book

"It's 1920 and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep? Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox goes to Melrose Court home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery....

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The curse of Braeburn Castle  by Karen Menuhin

The curse of Braeburn Castle

Karen Menuhin

Book

"A centuries-old skeleton is discovered in a lonely Scottish Castle. It wears a crown and hides a curse. Major Heathcliff Lennox is called by his ex-detective friend, Swift, to the lonely castle on an island rock. As ghosts are heard and treasure-see...

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The black cat murders  by Karen Menuhin

The black cat murders

Karen Menuhin

Book

"Who killed Sir Crispin Gibbons? A wedding invitation and news of mischief that could be murder, takes Lennox to The Earl of Bloxford's country estate. He soon finds himself in a world of purloined artworks, forgeries and a priceless Bloxford Beauty....

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The king's justice by Susan Elia MacNeal

The king's justice

Susan Elia MacNeal

eBook

"London. December, 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope, secret agent and spy, takes a break from the Special Operations Executive division to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is like an explosion waiting...

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The manifestations of Sherlock Holmes  by James Lovegrove

The manifestations of Sherlock Holmes

James Lovegrove

Book

"Twelve sensational Sherlock Holmes short stories from a bestselling master of the genre. Tales of treachery, intrigue and evil... The iconic duo find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events: an otherworldly stone whose...

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Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club  by Julian Leatherdale

Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club

Julian Leatherdale

Book

"Murder and blackmail, family drama and love, all set within the shady underbelly of 1930s Kings Cross and its glamorous fringe... In the murky world of Kings Cross in 1932, aspiring crime writer Joan Linderman and her friend and flatmate Bernice Becker...

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A silent stabbing  by Alyssa Maxwell

A silent stabbing

Alyssa Maxwell

Book

"Eva is excited for a visit from her sister Alice, who lives in Suffolk with her husband and three children. But when Alice arrives alone, desiring a break from her family, Eva becomes concerned. Her dismay deepens as Alice starts spending time with a...

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Felicity Carroll and the murderous menace by Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Felicity Carroll and the murderous menace

Patricia Santos Marcantonio

eBook

"Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized England--and now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond. Felicity Carrol would rather be doing just about anything...

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Spitfire by M. L. Huie

Spitfire

M. L. Huie

eBook

It's V-E Day 1946 in London. Former spy Livy Nash is celebrating with her third drink before noon. She went to war to kill Nazis and quickly became one of the toughest agents in France. But her war ended with betrayal and the execution of the man she...

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Turn to stone by James W. Ziskin

Turn to stone

James W. Ziskin

eBook

Florence, Italy, August 1963. In Italy to accept a posthumous award for her late father's academic work, "girl reporter" Ellie Stone is invited to spend a weekend outside Florence with some of the scholars attending the symposium. A suspected rubella...

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The detective by James Patrick Hunt

The detective

James Patrick Hunt

Large Print

"Chicago, 1979. On the heels of one of the harshest blizzards ever to hit the city, five people have been murdered at a train stop. One of the victims is Rabbi Nathan Wald, a political activist who may have been targeted by the Illinois Neo-Nazis. De...

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The hanging psalm by Chris Nickson

The hanging psalm

Chris Nickson

Large Print

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

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The sun is God by Adrian McKinty

The sun is God

Adrian McKinty

eBook

It is 1906 and Will Prior is in self-imposed exile on a remote South Pacific island, working a small, and failing, plantation. He should never have told anyone about his previous existence as a military foot policeman in the Boer War, but a man needs...

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A dangerous engagement by Ashley Weaver

A dangerous engagement

Ashley Weaver

Large Print

"1930s, New York. As they travel by ship to New York for her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, Amory Ames gazes out at the city's iconic skyline, excited by the prospect of being a bridesmaid. Her husband Milo, however, is convinced their trip will...

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Invitation to die by Barbara Cleverly

Invitation to die

Barbara Cleverly

Large Print

"1924. Five Cambridge college dons host a monthly dinner club in secret. Their sixth man, always a stranger, is destined to make only one appearance. He is carefully selected the day of each party as the dons scour the streets to find their next targ...

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The night raids  by Jim Kelly

The night raids

Jim Kelly

Book

"A lone German bomber crosses the East coast of Britain on a moonless night in the long hot summer of 1940. The pilot picks up the silver thread of a river and following it to his target, drops his bomb over Cambridge's rail yards. The shell falls short...

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Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee

Death in the East

Abir Mukherjee

eBook

"1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside,...

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Urn burial by Kerry Greenwood

Urn burial

Kerry Greenwood

eBook

Phryne Fisher, scented and surprisingly ruthless, is not one to let sleuthing an horrific crime get in the way of an elegant dalliance. The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of the Victorian mountain...

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The Leonardo gulag  by Kevin Doherty

The Leonardo gulag

Kevin Doherty

Book

"Stalin’s Russia, 1950. Brilliant young artist Pasha Kalmenov is arrested and sent without trial to a forced-labor camp in the Arctic gulag. This is a camp like no other. Although conditions are harsh and degrading, the prisoners are not to be worked...

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The old buzzard had it coming  by Donis Casey

The old buzzard had it coming

Donis Casey

Book

"Alafair Tucker is a strong woman, the core of family life on a farm in Oklahoma where the back-breaking work and daily logistics of caring for her husband Shaw, their nine children, and being neighborly requires hard muscle and a clear head. She's also...

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The last passenger  by Charles (Charles B.) Finch

The last passenger

Charles (Charles B.) Finch

Book

"London, 1855: A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a first-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a young, handsome gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of...

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The shattered portrait  by Alice Quinn

The shattered portrait

Alice Quinn

Book

"It’s a Mediterranean winter in 1888. Though Cannes glistens, it’s darker behind closed doors. A real estate crisis has ripped through the city’s storied fortunes, upending lives. Courtesan Lola Deslys has survived the ruins unscathed…until she’s drawn...

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The Murder Stone by Charles Todd

The Murder Stone

Charles Todd

eAudiobook

"A stunner, exquisitely plotted and characterized, with Todd's trademark meticulous backdrop of World War I-era England."?Strand Magazine The Great War is still raging when Francesca Hatton's adored grandfather dies on his estate in England's isolated...

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Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Crossways

Alyssa Maxwell

Large Print

"The days are getting shorter as summer's end approaches, which means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire railroad tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways. ...

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A house of ghosts by W. C. Ryan

A house of ghosts

W. C. Ryan

Large Print

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

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A Christmas gathering by Anne Perry

A Christmas gathering

Anne Perry

Large Print

"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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Give the devil his due by Sular Gentill

Give the devil his due

Sular Gentill

Large Print

"When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes onto the Maroubra Speedway, renamed the Killer Track for the lives it has claimed, he agrees without caution or reserve ... But then people start to die ... The body of a journalist covering...

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Felicity Carroll and the murderous menace  by Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Felicity Carroll and the murderous menace

Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Book

"Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized England--and now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond. Felicity Carrol would rather be doing just about anything...

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Mortal music  by Ann Parker

Mortal music

Ann Parker

Book

"San Francisco. Winter 1881-82. All pianist Inez Stannert wants for Christmas is for the struggling music store she owns in San Francisco to be a success. When diva Theia Carrington Drake asks Inez to be her accompanist for several high-profile perso...

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Sword of Shadows by Jeri Westerson

Sword of Shadows

Jeri Westerson

eBook

London, 1396. Crispin Guest, Tracker of London, crosses paths with Carantok Teague, a Cornish treasure hunter. Carantok has a map he is convinced will lead him to the sword of Excalibur, and he wants Crispin to help him find it. But when a body is di...

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Things in jars by Jess Kidd

Things in jars

Jess Kidd

Large Print

"London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But C...

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The godless by P. C. Doherty

The godless

P. C. Doherty

Large Print

"November, 1381. London has been rocked by a series of bizarre and brutal murders. The corpses of a number of prostitutes have been discovered, their throats slit, their bodies stripped; in each case, a blood-red wig has been placed on their heads. At...

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Rule Britannia by Alec Marsh

Rule Britannia

Alec Marsh

Large Print

"Ernest Drabble, a Cambridge historian and mountaineer, travels to rural Devon to inspect the decapitated head of Oliver Cromwell - a macabre artefact owned by Dr Wilkinson. Drabble only tells one person of his plans - Harris, an old school friend and...

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The silver gun by L. A. Chandlar

The silver gun

L. A. Chandlar

Large Print

"It’s been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorella “Fio” La Guardia’s new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match her boss’s pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall poli...

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Above the bay of angels  by Rhys Bowen

Above the bay of angels

Rhys Bowen

Book

"A single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria's royal kitchen, setting off a suspenseful, historical mystery ... Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts...

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A divided loyalty  by Charles Todd

A divided loyalty

Charles Todd

Book

"Chief Inspector Brian Leslie, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledge's, is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge. A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone,...

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Requiem for a knave  by Laura. author. Carlin

Requiem for a knave

Laura. author. Carlin

Book

"After the death of his mother, young Alwin of Whittaker leaves the only home he has ever known to seek answers about his unknown father through a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. On the journey, Alwin falls in with a band of violent...

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A divided loyalty by Charles Todd

A divided loyalty

Charles Todd

eBook

"Inspector Ian Rutledge's 22nd case revolves around two young women found dead in utterly unexpected places. Scheduled to give evidence in an ongoing investigation, Rutledge can't go to the village of Avebury--where a body has been found stabbed to death...

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A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

A Murder at Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

eBook

A legally-minded sleuth takes to the streets of 1920s Bombay in a fascinating new mystery.

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Death in the cove  by Pauline Rowson

Death in the cove

Pauline Rowson

Book

"England 1950, a country still struggling to come to terms with peace in the grip of austerity and rationing. The body of a man dressed in a pinstriped suit is discovered by war photographer, Eva Paisley, in a secluded bay on Portland Island, Dorset....

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The darkening glass  by P. C. Doherty

The darkening glass

P. C. Doherty

Book

March 1312 and England is divided and Mathilde of Westminster senses a challenge to the throne and rebel Robert Bruce prowls the Scottish border seeking an advancement. The King and Queen are forced to flee to a fortified priory and when one of the royal...

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The indigo ghosts  by Alys Clare

The indigo ghosts

Alys Clare

Book

"October, 1604. Former ship's surgeon turned country physician Gabriel Taverner is surprised to receive an urgent summons from his old naval captain. Now docked in Plymouth harbour, having recently returned from the Caribbean, Captain Colt believes his...

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The hanged man by Gary Inbinder

The hanged man

Gary Inbinder

eAudiobook

Paris: July 1890. Inspector Achille Lefebvre and his wife Adele are enjoying their stay at a seaside resort--until a body found hanging from a bridge in a public park demands the Inspector's attention. Is it suicide or murder? A twisted trail of evidence...

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Watchers of time by Charles Todd

Watchers of time

Charles Todd

eAudiobook

Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge...

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Legacy of the dead by Charles Todd

Legacy of the dead

Charles Todd

eAudiobook

The weathered remains of Eleanor Gray are found on a Scottish mountainside, and her mother, the domineering Lady Maude Gray, requires delicate treatment. This is a case that will lead Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard to Scotland, where his har...

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Winter siege by Ariana Franklin

Winter siege

Ariana Franklin

eAudiobook

Run, run, girl. In the name of God, run.It's 1141 and freezing cold. Gwil, a battle-hardened mercenary, watches in horror as a little girl with red hair is dragged away by his own men. Caught in the middle of the fight for England she is just one more...

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Sorry for the dead by Nicola Upson

Sorry for the dead

Nicola Upson

Audio CD

"In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house--now much changed--and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged...

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The death beat by Fiona Veitch Smith

The death beat

Fiona Veitch Smith

Audio CD

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

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England's finest by Christopher Fowler

England's finest

Christopher Fowler

Audio CD

"The Peculiar Crimes Unit has solved many extraordinary cases over the years, but some were hushed up and hidden away. Until now. Arthur Bryant remembers these lost cases as if they were yesterday. Unfortunately, he doesn’t remember yesterday, so the...

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The devil's due by Bonnie MacBird

The devil's due

Bonnie MacBird

Audio CD

"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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Occupied city  by David Peace

Occupied city

David Peace

Book

"'We all know what this could be: we know it could be dysentery, we know it could be typhoid. In the "Occupied City", we all know what this could mean -' Tokyo, January 26th, 1948. As the third year of the US Occupation of Japan begins, a man enters a...

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Beneath the abbey wall  by A. D. Scott

Beneath the abbey wall

A. D. Scott

Book

"On a dark, damp Sunday evening, a man taking a shortcut home sees a hand reaching out in supplication from a bundle of sacks. In an instant he knows something terrifying has happened. In the Highlands in the late 1950s, much of the local newspaper's...

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Death comes to the nursery  by Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to the nursery

Catherine Lloyd

Book

"1825. Delighted by the quiet uproar of raising their newborn, Lady Lucy and Major Sir Robert Kurland could not be more pleased at the prospect of welcoming another into their home. But their preparations are soon overshadowed by a baffling case of murder...

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