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Historical crime new titles

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The red tower  by Mark (Wargamer) Latham

The red tower

Mark (Wargamer) Latham

Book

"Dr Watson has been invited to Crain Manor, where his old friend James Crain is to hold a spiritualist gathering. During a séance a ghostly figure is seen, supposedly the spirit of Sybille, the first Lady Crain, who murdered her husband in the tower room,...

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A betrayal in blood  by Mark (Wargamer) Latham

A betrayal in blood

Mark (Wargamer) Latham

Book

"It is 1894, and the news of a Transylvanian nobleman's death at the hands of a certain Professor Van Helsing is the talk of London. Unsatisfied at the acquittal of the professor, Mycroft Holmes asks Sherlock to investigate what truly led to the deaths...

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Unhallowed ground  by Melvin R. Starr

Unhallowed ground

Melvin R. Starr

Book

"Thomas atte Bridge, a man no one likes, is found hanging from a tree near Cow-leys Corner. All assume he has taken his own life, but Master Hugh and Kate find evidence that this may not be so. Many of the town had been harmed by Thomas, and Hugh is not...

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A missed murder  by Michael Jecks

A missed murder

Michael Jecks

Book

When Jack Blackjack disobeys the orders of his spymaster, he enters dangerous waters in this lively Tudor mystery. London, 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain - and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is divided ...

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The forger  by Cay Rademacher

The forger

Cay Rademacher

Book

"In a routine operation, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is shot down. He survives, but transfers from the murder commission to the office combatting the black market. There, Stave is confronted with an enigmatic case: Trummerfrau, women helping to clear...

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The prisoner in the castle  by Susan Elia MacNeal

The prisoner in the castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

Book

"Set during World War II. American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island. Maggie is being held prisoner on a remote Scottish island with...

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Loner by Rachel Ennis

Loner

Rachel Ennis

eBook

The Loner is the third in the Polvellan Mysteries, a warm-hearted series set in beautiful Cornwall. When Jess Trevanion goes to deliver some plants to John Preece, a reclusive neighbour in Polvellan village, she is shocked and saddened to find him dead....

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That old black magic by Cathi Unsworth

That old black magic

Cathi Unsworth

Large Print

"April 1943: four boys playing in Hagley Woods, Essex make a gruesome discovery. Inside an enormous elm tree, there is the body of a woman, her mouth stuffed with a length of cloth. As the case goes cold, mysterious graffiti starts going up across th...

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Four funerals and maybe a wedding  by Rhys Bowen

Four funerals and maybe a wedding

Rhys Bowen

Book

"Georgie is finally able to plan for her wedding in the summer. It is going to be a summer of weddings: her mother is marrying Max, her German beau; Georgie's grandfather is marrying his next door neighbor, Mrs. Huggins; and Darcy's father is getting...

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The silent death  by Volker Kutscher

The silent death

Volker Kutscher

Book

"March 1930: Silent movie actress Betty Winter is killed on set after a lighting system falls on her. Talkies are destroying the careers of producers, cinema owners and stars in a world that is already bubbling with studio wars and sexual politics. I...

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Dig deep my grave  by Cheryl Honigford

Dig deep my grave

Cheryl Honigford

Book

Radio star Vivian Witchell has finally mustered up the courage to invite her long-time love interest, Charlie, to meet her family at their luxurious cottage on Geneva Lake. But the visit goes terribly wrong when an old flame of Vivian's turns up dead--and...

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A tale of two murders by Heather Redmond

A tale of two murders

Heather Redmond

eBook

With the help of his boss' attractive, vivacious daughter, young journalist Charles Dickens investigates the death of a young woman that bears unsettling similarities to a murder that occurred a year ago to the day.

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Savage liberty by Eliot Pattison

Savage liberty

Eliot Pattison

eBook

"When a ship arriving from London explodes in Boston Harbor, both the peace of the colonial city and Duncan McCallum's life are shattered ... Duncan discovers that the ship was deliberately sabotaged, apparently to cover the theft by French agents pr...

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The year of the snake  by M. J. Trow

The year of the snake

M. J. Trow

Book

"First-century Rome. Senator Gaius Lucius Nerva is taken ill at a dinner party and dies a few days later. His heartbroken wife, Flavia, is told it was a natural death. Calidus, Nerva’s recently freed slave, suspects otherwise. As he embarks upon the...

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In the shadow of lies  by M. A. (Mary A.) Adler

In the shadow of lies

M. A. (Mary A.) Adler

Book

"Richmond, California. World War II. A cross burning takes innocent lives and unsettles the town. After Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, American Italians start to disappear, a rapist promises to revisit his victims, and someone viciously beats shipyard workers...

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Intrigue in Covent Garden  by Susanna Gregory

Intrigue in Covent Garden

Susanna Gregory

Book

"London, 1666. The plague has almost disappeared, leaving its surviving population diminished and in poverty. The resentment against those who fled turns to outrage as the court and its followers return. While most of Thomas Chaloner's attention is on...

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A ring of truth by Michelle (Historical fiction writer) Cox

A ring of truth

Michelle (Historical fiction writer)...

eBook

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Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

Tallgrass

Sandra Dallas

eAudiobook

During World War II, a family finds life turned upside-down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes turn on the newcomers. Rennie has just turned thirteen and until this...

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A fever of the blood by Oscar De Muriel

A fever of the blood

Oscar De Muriel

eAudiobook

New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in ...

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Destroying angel  by Shona MacLean

Destroying angel

Shona MacLean

Book

"Captain Damian Seeker has gone north. Charged with helping enforce Parliament's new anti-Catholic laws, he is now under the command of General Fairfax at York. But when Fairfax sends him to a small village on the north Yorkshire moors to deliver ins...

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Ordeal by Fire by Sarah Hawkswood

Ordeal by Fire

Sarah Hawkswood

eBook

Bradecote is a minor landowner and newly appointed under-sheriff. His sergeant, Catchpoll, is a weather-beaten, wily and experienced thief taker who always looks to be one step ahead of any villain. Bradecote though quite new to the job brings an eff...

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The midnight band of mercy by Michael Blaine

The midnight band of mercy

Michael Blaine

eBook

When reporter Max Greengrass finds four dead cats arranged in a ritual manner on a Greenwich village sidewalk, he pursues the story through 1893 New York society until he becomes a target of the people behind a bizarre conspiracy.

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Final Resting Place by Jonathan F. Putnam

Final Resting Place

Jonathan F. Putnam

eBook

Twenty-nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln has spent his entire adult life running from his past-from the poverty of the dirt-floor log cabin where he was raised, from the dominion of his uneducated father, and from a failed early courtship. But now, Lincoln's...

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Island of the mad by Laurie R. King

Island of the mad

Laurie R. King

Large Print

"With Mrs Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in...

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Russian roulette by Sara Sheridan

Russian roulette

Sara Sheridan

Audio CD

When Mirabelle's on-off boyfriend, Superintendent Alan McGregor, is taken off a gruesome murder case because the key suspect is an old school friend, Mirabelle steps in to unravel the tangle of poisoned gin, call girls and high stakes gambling that s...

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The detective wore silk drawers by Peter Lovesey

The detective wore silk drawers

Peter Lovesey

Audio CD

Forbidden in Victorian England, the grim and violent world of bare-knuckle fighting has gone underground. So when a headless body is found floating in the Thames, his hands "pickled" for fighting, Sergeant Cribb knows he is facing a challenge. Desperate...

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Fugitive from the grave by Edward Marston

Fugitive from the grave

Edward Marston

Audio CD

1817. Upon receiving a letter from an old family friend, Clemency van Emden returns from Holland to find her father dead. She refuses to believe the middle-aged man died of natural causes, and the suspicious circumstances of his life during the past few...

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Lightning men by Thomas Mullen

Lightning men

Thomas Mullen

Audio CD

Atlanta, 1950. Crime divides, the fight unites. Officer Denny Rakestraw and "Negro Officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith face the Klan, gangs and family warfare in a rapidly changing Atlanta. Black families - including Smith's sister and brother-in-law...

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Silent voices by Ann Cleeves

Silent voices

Ann Cleeves

Large Print

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the steam room of her local pool, she wonders if, for once, it's a death from natural causes. But closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim's throat. Vera pulls her team together and...

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A different kind of evil by Andrew Wilson

A different kind of evil

Andrew Wilson

Large Print

"Agatha Christie's remarkable talent for detection has captured the attention of British Special Agent John Davison. Now, at his behest, she is cruising to the beautiful Canary Islands to investigate the strange and gruesome death of Douglas Greene of...

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Cold desert sky  by Rod Reynolds

Cold desert sky

Rod Reynolds

Book

"Late 1946 and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles, trying to stay anonymous in the City of Angels. But when Yates, back in his old job at the Pacific journal, becomes obsessed by the disappearance of two aspiring Hollywood...

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Murder at the Flamingo  by Rachel McMillan

Murder at the Flamingo

Rachel McMillan

Book

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

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

The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom

A. E. Hotchner

Book

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

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Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire  by M. R. C. Kasasian

Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire

M. R. C. Kasasian

Book

"September 1939: A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice... Inspector Betty Church - one of UK's first female police officers - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty...

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The improbable prisoner  by Stuart Douglas

The improbable prisoner

Stuart Douglas

Book

"Following a summons to a fictional patient, Dr Watson finds himself arrested for the horrific murder of an elderly woman. Imprisoned and with the evidence against him, Watson's only hope is that Sherlock Holmes can discover the identity of the real ...

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Hit 1957. #2 of 4 by Bryce Carlson

Hit 1957. #2 of 4

Bryce Carlson

eBook

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Trial on Mount Koya  by Susan Spann

Trial on Mount Koya

Susan Spann

Book

"November, 1565- Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo travel to a Buddhist temple at the summit of Mount Koya, carrying a secret message for an Iga spy posing as a priest on the sacred mountain. When a snowstorm strikes the peak,...

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The Sacco Gang  by Andrea Camilleri

The Sacco Gang

Andrea Camilleri

Book

"Raffadali, province of Agrigento, 1920s. The Sacco brothers are free men with strong ideas about Socialism and the State. Their lives change radically one morning when their father, Luigi Sacco, receives an anonymous letter from the local Mafia dema...

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The strings of murder by Oscar De Muriel

The strings of murder

Oscar De Muriel

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel, read by Andy Secombe, including musical interludes recorded by the author himself. Edinburgh, 1888. A virtuoso violinist is brutally killed in...

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A mask of shadows by Oscar De Muriel

A mask of shadows

Oscar De Muriel

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook of A Mask of Shadows by Oscar de Muriel, read by Andy Secombe. **Preorder the new novel from Oscar de Muriel now!** 1889. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London...

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Bloodmoon  by Peter Tremayne

Bloodmoon

Peter Tremayne

Book

"Ireland. AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a mission, and she is sworn by oath to reveal her purpose to no other. The secret investigation leads Fidelma and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak...

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Scandal above stairs  by Jennifer Ashley

Scandal above stairs

Jennifer Ashley

Book

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

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The corpse at the Crystal Palace  by Carola Dunn

The corpse at the Crystal Palace

Carola Dunn

Book

"April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is being visited in London by her young cousins who are desperate to see the Crystal Palace. On discovering that her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it with...

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A grave celebration  by Christine Trent

A grave celebration

Christine Trent

Book

"Undertaker Violet Harper and her husband Sam are attending the long-anticipated opening of Egypt's new Suez Canal. The canal is the mastermind of the brilliant French engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Fireworks, galas, and canal cruises are all part of...

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The mourning bells  by Christine Trent

The mourning bells

Christine Trent

Book

"1869. One of Victorian London's most respected undertakers, Violet Harper has the new duty of accompanying coffins from various undertakers on the London Necropolis Railway for respectful funerals and burials in Surrey. But on her fateful first trip,...

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In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

In Farleigh Field

Rhys Bowen

Large Print

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend...

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Mephisto waltz by Frank. author. Tallis

Mephisto waltz

Frank. author. Tallis

Large Print

When the body of a badly mutilated victim is discovered in an abandoned piano factory in 1904 Vienna, psychiatrist Max Lieberman assists Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt in an investigation that draws them into the shadowy and sexually unconventional...

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Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose

Murder on Black Swan Lane

Andrea Penrose

Large Print

"The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behaviour. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes...

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The railway detective by Edward Marston

The railway detective

Edward Marston

eBook

London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. With the opening of the Great Expedition at hand, interest is mounting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels...

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Death at the abbey  by Christine Trent

Death at the abbey

Christine Trent

Book

"1869. While on a much-needed respite with her husband Sam in Nottinghamshire, undertaker Violet Harper is summoned to Welbeck Abbey by the Fifth Duke of Portland to prepare a body. His Grace is known as the "mad duke," and Violet has more than an inkling...

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The killing at Kaldaire House  by Kate Parker

The killing at Kaldaire House

Kate Parker

Book

"Talented London milliner Emily Gates creates amazing hats for Society ladies, but to collect from those who don't pay her bill, she burglarizes their homes. She needs every penny to send her deaf brother to school. Late one night, she sneaks in to find...

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Lady Helena investigates /Jane Steen by Jane Steen

Lady Helena investigates /Jane Steen

Jane Steen

Book

"1881, Sussex. Lady Helena Scott-De Quincy's marriage to Sir Justin Whitcombe, three years before, gave new purpose to a life almost destroyed by the death of Lady Helena's first love. After all, shouldn't the preoccupations of a wife and hostess be ...

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Perish from the Earth  by Jonathan F Putnam

Perish from the Earth

Jonathan F Putnam

Book

"Newly minted trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln is riding the circuit, traveling by carriage with other lawyers and a judge to bring justice to the remote parts of Illinois. Meanwhile, Lincoln's close friend Joshua Speed steams up the Mississippi River aboard...

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The confounding case of the Carisbrook emeralds by Stephanie Laurens

The confounding case of the Carisbrook emeralds

Stephanie Laurens

eAudiobook

A young lady accused of theft and the gentleman who elects himself her champion enlist the aid of Stokes, Barnaby, Penelope, and friends in pursuing justice, only for the investigators to find themselves tangled in a web of inter-family tensions and ...

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

A lady's guide to etiquette and murder

Dianne Freeman

Book

"Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and h...

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The moment before drowning  by James Brydon

The moment before drowning

James Brydon

Book

"December 1959: A furious anticolonial war rages in Algeria. Captain Jacques le Garrec, a former detective and French Resistance hero, returns to France in disgrace. Traumatized after two years of working in the army intelligence services, he's now accused...

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That old black magic  by Cathi Unsworth

That old black magic

Cathi Unsworth

Book

"April 1943: four boys playing in Hagley Woods, Essex make a gruesome discovery. Inside an enormous elm tree, there is the body of a woman, her mouth stuffed with a length of cloth. As the case goes cold, mysterious graffiti starts going up across th...

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Terra incognita by Ruth Downie

Terra incognita

Ruth Downie

Audio CD

When Roman investigator Gaius Petrius Ruso volunteers for the army in the Northern reaches of the Roman empire, an area called Britannia, he hopes for a much needed respite accompanied by his vexingly beautiful slave Tilla. But in the uncivilized homeland...

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A shot in the dark  by Lynne Truss

A shot in the dark

Lynne Truss

Book

"After the notorious `Middle Street Massacre' of 1951, when the majority of Brighton's criminals wiped one another out in a vicious battle as the local police force enjoyed a brief stop en route for an ice cream, Inspector Steine rather enjoys life as...

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Winter of the world by Ken Follett

Winter of the world

Ken Follett

eAudiobook

Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying The Century Trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Edge of Eternity, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict...

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Fall of giants by Ken Follett

Fall of giants

Ken Follett

eAudiobook

The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The C...

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The other mrs walker by Aga Lesiewicz

The other mrs walker

Aga Lesiewicz

eAudiobook

The Other Mrs Walker is the beguiling debut from Mary Paulson-Ellis, for fans of Kate Atkinson and Sarah Waters. Somehow she'd always known that she would end like this. In a small square room, in a small square flat. In a small square box, perhaps. ...

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Edge of eternity by Ken Follett

Edge of eternity

Ken Follett

eAudiobook

Five families. Three decades. One extraordinary era. Edge of Eternity is the epic final volume in the Century trilogy. As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are b...

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The great darkness by Jim Kelly

The great darkness

Jim Kelly

Audio CD

Cambridge, 1939. 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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Bats in the Belfry by E. C. R. Lorac

Bats in the Belfry

E. C. R. Lorac

Audio CD

Bruce Attleton dazzled London's literary scene with his first two novels but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife Sybilla is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce's failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent's...

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Away with the fairies by Kerry Greenwood

Away with the fairies

Kerry Greenwood

Large Print

It's the 1920s in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phryne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her...

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The Castlemaine murders by Kerry Greenwood

The Castlemaine murders

Kerry Greenwood

Large Print

Phryne Fisher, her sister, Beth, and her faithful maid, Dot, decide to go to Luna Park for an afternoon of fun and excitement with Phryne's two daughters, Ruth and Jane. But in the Ghost Train, amidst the squeals of horror and delight, a mummified,.....

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Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Montparnasse

Kerry Greenwood

Large Print

Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead - under very suspicious circumstances. Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal to her...

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Death by water by Kerry Greenwood

Death by water

Kerry Greenwood

Large Print

A succession of jewellery thefts from first class passengers aboard P&O cruises looks like the work of a passenger. Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's bow lips and Chanel travelling suits, is exactly the sort of elegant sleuth to take...

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Queen of the flowers by Kerry Greenwood

Queen of the flowers

Kerry Greenwood

Large Print

In 1928 St Kilda's streets hang with fairy lights. Magic shows, marionettes, tea dances, tango competitions, lifesaving demonstrations, lantern shows, and picnics on the beach are all part of the Flower Parade. And who else should be chosen to be Queen...

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Murder in the dark by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in the dark

Kerry Greenwood

Large Print

It's Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being held at Werribee Manor house and grounds by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. She knew them in Paris, where they caused a sensation....

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Mistress of the Just Land by David Ashton

Mistress of the Just Land

David Ashton

Large Print

New Year's Day: Through the misty streets of Victorian Edinburgh, an elegant female figure walks the cobblestones - with a certain vengeful purpose. Jean Brash, the Mistress of the Just Land, brings her cool intelligence to solving a murder that took...

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The coves  by David Whish-Wilson

The coves

David Whish-Wilson

Book

"San Francisco, 1849. The hills are swarming with desperate men from all over the world, come to seek their fortune in the grip of yellow fever. In their wake come the opportunists, not least of whom are the Australians, many of them former convicts who...

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Murder on ice by Phoebe Conn

Murder on ice

Phoebe Conn

eBook

Up and Coming Starlet Gets ICED in, Murder on Ice by P.J. ConnLos Angeles, California, 1947When aspiring actress Cookie Crumble is found dead in a refrigerator in a vacant apartment, the police immediately suspect the landlord's son whose father hires...

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Restless coffin by M. P. (Mark P.) Wright

Restless coffin

M. P. (Mark P.) Wright

Audio CD

"Embroiled in a world of drugs, corruption, voodoo and the legacy of slavery, can J.T. escape the demons of this past as he returns to the island of his birth"--Container.

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The poison bed  by Elizabeth Fremantle

The poison bed

Elizabeth Fremantle

Book

"A king, his lover and his lover's wife. One is a killer. In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest...

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Countdown  by Frederick Ramsay

Countdown

Frederick Ramsay

Book

"Sheriff Privette doesn't take a deep interest in this cold crime, but Jesse is not letting it go. The body has been found with a money belt fat with fifty dollars, a small fortune. Twenty of the seventy dollars that Sutherlin Sr. was carrying is missing....

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Smoke and ashes  by Abir Mukherjee

Smoke and ashes

Abir Mukherjee

Book

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

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Russian roulette  by Sara Sheridan

Russian roulette

Sara Sheridan

Book

"Brighton 1956. When Mirabelle's on-off boyfriend, Superintendent Alan McGregor, is taken off a gruesome murder case because the key suspect is an old school friend, Mirabelle steps in to unravel the tangle of poisoned gin, call girls and high stakes...

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The bookseller's tale  by Ann Swinfen

The bookseller's tale

Ann Swinfen

Book

"Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this...

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Loch of the dead  by Oscar De Muriel

Loch of the dead

Oscar De Muriel

Book

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

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An untimely frost  by Penny Richards

An untimely frost

Penny Richards

Book

"In 1881 Chicago, the idea of a female detective is virtually unheard of. But when famed crime buster Allan Pinkerton opens his agency's doors to a handful of women, one intrepid actress with her own troubled past is driven to defy convention and take...

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The body in the ballroom  by Richard J. Koreto

The body in the ballroom

Richard J. Koreto

Book

"President Teddy Roosevelt's daring daughter, Alice, leaps into action to exonerate a friend accused of poisoning a man just about everyone hated. Alice Roosevelt, the brilliant, danger-loving daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, has already risked...

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Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

Island of the Mad

Laurie R. King

eBook

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The betel nut tree mystery  by Ovidia Yu

The betel nut tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

Book

"Singapore, 1936, and the Crown Colony is agog with the news of King Edward VIII's abdication to marry American heiress Wallis Simson. Chen Su Lin, now Chief Inspector Le Froy's secretarial assistant in Singapore's newly formed detective unit, still dreams...

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Royal flush  by Rhys Bowen

Royal flush

Rhys Bowen

Book

"With its posh clientele gone to the country, Lady Georgiana's fledgling housecleaning business has fizzled. When her friend's suggestion that she hire herself out as a dinner-and-theatre companion ends in disaster, the penniless heiress is shipped home...

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Framingham fiend  by Gregory (Fiction writer) Harris

Framingham fiend

Gregory (Fiction writer) Harris

Book

"The murder scene is chillingly familiar. A young prostitute has been slaughtered in her flat on Framingham Street in the East End. It’s not the first time Scotland Yard has seen a murder like this. But with the help of Colin Pendragon and his loyal ...

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Dark queen rising  by P. C. author. Doherty

Dark queen rising

P. C. author. Doherty

Book

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

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The angel in the glass  by Alys Clare

The angel in the glass

Alys Clare

Book

"June, 1604. When the emaciated body of a vagrant is found on the edge of the moor, it's the verdict of physician Gabriel Taverner that the man died of natural causes - but is all as it seems? Who was the dead man, and why had he come to the small West...

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A study in treason  by Leonard S. Goldberg

A study in treason

Leonard S. Goldberg

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"When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their keen detec...

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The Connicle curse  by Gregory (Fiction writer) Harris

The Connicle curse

Gregory (Fiction writer) Harris

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"Victorian London's private detective Colin Pendragon learns that the cost of wealth can indeed be dear as he investigates the grisly fate of a well-heeled financier. When wealthy Edmond Connicle suddenly disappears, his distraught wife enlists the services...

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Akin to murder  by Alanna Knight

Akin to murder

Alanna Knight

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"The year is 1864 and Detective Inspector Faro's idyllic life has been shattered by the escape of convicted murderer John McLaw. With countless dead end sightings of the killer and further criminal activity Faro realizes that this case is far more co...

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The king's justice  by E. M. Powell

The king's justice

E. M. Powell

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"England, 1176. Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York. The case appears straightforward. A suspect...

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The devil's half mile  by Paddy Hirsch

The devil's half mile

Paddy Hirsch

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"Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks...

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Island of the mad  by Laurie R. King

Island of the mad

Laurie R. King

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"A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After t...

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A stone's throw  by James W. Ziskin

A stone's throw

James W. Ziskin

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"Ellie Stone, a young newspaper reporter in 1960s' upstate New York, investigates a double murder at an abandoned stud farm near glamorous Saratoga Springs.August 1962. A suspicious fire claims a tumbledown barn on the grounds of the once-proud Sanford...

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Dalwich desecration  by Gregory (Fiction writer) Harris

Dalwich desecration

Gregory (Fiction writer) Harris

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"At the request of his father, master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his trusted partner, Ethan Pruitt, leave their familiar cosmopolitan London for rural Sussex County, travelling to the town of Dalwich, where a gruesome crime has desecrated the hallowed...

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The changeling murders  by C. S. Quinn

The changeling murders

C. S. Quinn

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"London, 1667. In the wake of the Great Fire, a new city has emerged from the flames. The King has reopened the capital’s theatres and the royal court is hell-bent on debauched entertainment. But amid the raucous festivities, an actress shows up dead,...

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The searcher  by T.J Alexander

The searcher

T.J Alexander

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"January 1822 - A child is found dead on wasteland in London's Liberty of Norton Folgate. Adah Flint, the Liberty's Searcher, must examine the little girl's body to determine her identity and discover the cause of death. Adah's search for the truth takes...

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