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Historical crime new titles

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Shadows and lies by Marjorie Eccles

Shadows and lies

Marjorie Eccles

Book

It is 1910 and the bloodstained body of an unknown woman is found in the grounds of Sir Henry Chetwynd's Shropshire estate. It is a murder that unveils dark shadows of the past, and has an unexpected impact on the lives of Sir Henry Chetwynd and his ...

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Murder at Blackwater Bend by Clara McKenna

Murder at Blackwater Bend

Clara McKenna

eAudiobook

Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst, Stella Kendrick is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Except tea time with refined friends can be more dangerous than etiquette faux pas-especially...

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Death comes hot  by Michael Jecks

Death comes hot

Michael Jecks

Book

"London. May, 1556. Hal Westmecott, one of the city's most feared executioners, reckons Jack Blackjack owes him a favour - and now he's come to collect his dues. Hal has ordered Jack to track down his long-lost son and, although Jack believes he's been...

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A deception at Thornecrest  by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

Book

"Amory Ames is alone at her country house Thornecrest, enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her baby. Her husband, Milo, is in London on business, and Amory is content to catch up on her correspon...

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A study in murder  by Callie Hutton

A study in murder

Callie Hutton

Book

"Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell is charged with murder. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy launches her own investigation - and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a v...

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The red horse by James R. Benn

The red horse

James R. Benn

eBook

Just days after the Liberation of Paris, US Army Detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. Kaz has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and Billy is dealing with emo...

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

A lady's guide to gossip and murder

Dianne Freeman

eAudiobook

How far will some go to safeguard a secret? In the latest novel in Dianne Freeman's witty and delightful historical mystery series, the adventurous Countess Harleigh finds out . . . On August twelfth each year, members of the upper class retire to th...

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The Doom List by Gerard O'Donovan

The Doom List

Gerard O'Donovan

Large Print

"July, 1922. Newly-appointed 'movie czar' William H. Hays is about to arrive in town on a single-minded mission to clean up Hollywood. He is said to be compiling a list of 'undesirables' whom he plans to bar from screen work. They call it the Doom List....

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The outcast girls  by Alys Clare

The outcast girls

Alys Clare

Book

"London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investigation Bureau, is growing increasingly worried. Work is drying up, finances are tight and she cannot find enough for her sole employee, Felix Wilbraham, to do. So when schoolteacher Georgiana...

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Murder by milk bottle  by Lynne Truss

Murder by milk bottle

Lynne Truss

Book

"The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims - a....

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A dangerous engagement by Ashley Weaver

A dangerous engagement

Ashley Weaver

Audio CD

"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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The return by Harry Sidebottom

The return

Harry Sidebottom

Audio CD

"145BC - Calabria, Rome. After years of spilling blood for Rome, Gaius Furius Paullus has returned home to spend his remaining days working quietly on the family farm. But it seems death has stalked Paullus from the battlefield. Just days after his a...

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Timetable of death by Edward Marston

Timetable of death

Edward Marston

eBook

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The beast in the red forest by Sam Eastland

The beast in the red forest

Sam Eastland

eBook

A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep...

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Night train to Jamalpur by Andrew Martin

Night train to Jamalpur

Andrew Martin

eBook

North East India, 1923. On the broiling night mail from Calcutta to Jamalpur, a man is shot dead in a first class compartment. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was sleeping in the next compartment along. Was he the intended target? Jim must do everything...

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The Somme stations by Andrew Martin

The Somme stations

Andrew Martin

eBook

On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival - even before they departed for France, a member...

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Deadly Primrose by Suzette A. Hill

Deadly Primrose

Suzette A. Hill

eBook

Eccentric artist and indomitable amateur sleuth Primrose Oughterard is back in Lewes, but finds tragedy on her doorstep once again with the news that Elspeth Travers has drowned at sea while bathing at Birling Gap. Primrose is sure something is afoot...

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Rage of the Assassin by Edward Marston

Rage of the Assassin

Edward Marston

eBook

"London, 1817. An impatient crowd is gathered outside the stage door of the Covent Garden Theatre, desperate for a glimpse of actress Hannah Granville after her latest performance as Lady Macbeth, amongst them the Prince Regent himself. But before she...

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I saw him die  by Andrew Wilson

I saw him die

Andrew Wilson

Book

"Bestselling novelist and part-time undercover sleuth Agatha Christie is looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation after solving an intricately planned murder in the middle-eastern ruins of Ur. But shortly after arriving home in London, her lon...

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Murder at the Natural History Museum  by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the Natural History Museum

Jim Eldridge

Book

"London 1895. Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton have been hired by the Natural History Museum to find out who deliberately smashed the fossilised skeleton of a small dinosaur. At first Daniel is reluctant to take the case, pointing out that they deal ...

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Hymn to murder  by P. C. Doherty

Hymn to murder

P. C. Doherty

Book

"Secrets simmer in the lonely wasteland of Dartmoor. Spring, 1312. At Malmaison Manor, Lord Simon is concealing a dark secret - one he arrogantly assumes will never catch up with him. But someone knows about the crime he committed and they've found a...

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Murder served cold  by Eric Brown

Murder served cold

Eric Brown

Book

"November, 1956. Lord Elsmere, an old friend of Donald Langham's literary agent, Charles Elder, is in a pickle - his favourite painting, a Gainsborough, has been stolen from under his nose. What's more, there's no evidence of a break-in. The family h...

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The ghost tree  by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

The ghost tree

M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

Book

"1914: Sixteen-year-old Etterly, running from something, hides inside the trunk of a tree and disappears. The police search but find no trace. Her family and friends wrack their brains, but come up with nothing. And so slowly life returns to normal. The...

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An old money murder in Mayfair  by Sara Rosett

An old money murder in Mayfair

Sara Rosett

Book

"November, 1923. Olive's school chum, Gigi, invites Olive to London because Gigi's dotty grandmother fears for her life--or so she's said to Gigi. However Olive is surprised to find that the dowager is far from muddled. The sharp and imperious matria...

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Highland fling  by Sara Sheridan

Highland fling

Sara Sheridan

Book

"Scottish Highlands, 1958. Britain is awash in Cold War anxiety as Mirabelle Bevan heads for the Highlands on a holiday to visit Superintendent Alan McGregor's family. More glamorous than she expected, the Robertsons welcome her with open arms and an...

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Midnight at Malabar House  by Vaseem Khan

Midnight at Malabar House

Vaseem Khan

Book

"Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949. As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force...

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The business of blood by Kerrigan Byrne

The business of blood

Kerrigan Byrne

eAudiobook

Dying is the only thing people do with any regularity, and Fiona makes her indecorous living cleaning up after the corpses are carted away. Her childhood best friend, Mary, was the last known victim of Jack the Ripper. It's been two years since Fiona...

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The fate of a flapper  by Susanna Calkins

The fate of a flapper

Susanna Calkins

Book

"A 1920s Chicago speakeasy... Gina Ricci takes on a job as a cigarette girl to earn money for her ailing father - and to prove to herself that she can hold her own at Chicago's most notorious speakeasy, the Third Door. She's enchanted by the harsh, ...

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The masterful Mr. Montague by Stephanie Laurens

The masterful Mr. Montague

Stephanie Laurens

eAudiobook

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to the world of Barnaby Adair, his wife Penelope, and their growing band of sleuths in this mystery that reveals the dangerous underbelly of Regency London. Outside that glittering circle...

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The dance of the serpents  by Oscar De Muriel

The dance of the serpents

Oscar De Muriel

Book

"December, 1889.There have been many bad days in Edinburgh police's secret subdivision 'The Commission for the Elucidation of Unsolved Cases Presumably Related to the Odd and Ghostly'. But today is surely the worst. Because the exiled English Inspector...

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The red horse  by James R. Benn

The red horse

James R. Benn

Book

"Just days after the Liberation of Paris, Billy and Kaz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. Kaz has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and Billy is dealing with emotional exhaustion and his recent methamp...

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The killings at Kingfisher Hill  by Sophie Hannah

The killings at Kingfisher Hill

Sophie Hannah

Book

"Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate. Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. There is one strange co...

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The turning tide by Catriona McPherson

The turning tide

Catriona McPherson

Book

"It's the breezy Scottish summer of 1936 and aristocratic sleuth Dandy Gilver, along with trusted colleague Alec Osborne, has been called to solve the strange case of the Cramond Ferrywoman, on the Firth of Forth. From their cheerless digs in a local...

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Deadly Primrose by Suzette A. Hill

Deadly Primrose

Suzette A. Hill

Book

"Eccentric artist and indomitable amateur sleuth Primrose Oughterard is back in Lewes after her 'Baden-Baden' sojourn, but finds tragedy on her doorstep once again with the news that Elspeth Travers has drowned at sea while bathing at Birling Gap. Th...

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Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer

Book

"Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won't be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie's best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids...

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Death at the dance  by Verity Bright

Death at the dance

Verity Bright

Book

"England, 1920. Lady Eleanor Swift, adventurer extraordinaire and reluctant amateur detective, is taking a break from sleuthing. She’s got much bigger problems: Eleanor has two left feet, nothing to wear and she’s expected at the masked ball at the l...

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A very English murder  by Verity Bright

A very English murder

Verity Bright

Book

"England, 1920. Eleanor Swift has spent the last few years travelling the world: taking tea in China, tasting alligators in Peru, escaping bandits in Persia and she has just arrived in England after a chaotic forty-five-day flight from South Africa. ...

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The burning island  by Jock Serong

The burning island

Jock Serong

Book

"Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney when the colony itself was still an infant, has lived there all her thirty-two years. Too tall, too stern-too old, now-for marriage, she lives by herself, looking in on her reclusive father in case he has injured himself...

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The fire in the flint by Candace M. Robb

The fire in the flint

Candace M. Robb

eBook

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Murder at Kingscote  by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Kingscote

Alyssa Maxwell

Book

July, 1899, Bellevue Avenue. Emma Cross, editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger, covers Newport's first-ever automobile parade. The festive atmosphere turns to shock as Philip King drunkenly swerves his motorcar into a wooden figure of a nanny pushing...

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Just make believe  by Maggie Robinson

Just make believe

Maggie Robinson

Book

"Just another country house party - with a corpse! ... Poor Lady Adelaide seems to trip over bodies no matter where she goes. This time, it's the home of a friend - the hostess AND murder victim, Lady Pamela Fernald. Looking to solve a murder and po...

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The devil's ribbon by D. E. Meredith

The devil's ribbon

D. E. Meredith

eBook

July, 1858: Forensic scientist Professor Adolphus Hatton and his trusty assistant, Albert Roumande, have a morgue full of cholera victims. The dead are all Irish, the poorest of London's poor. They came in their thousands ten years ago, forced into the...

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Strangled in Paris by Claude Izner

Strangled in Paris

Claude Izner

eBook

"The coast of Normandy, 1894: A mysterious young woman is rescued by an anonymous man after a deadly shipwreck. Paris, a few months later: The body of a well-dressed woman in a velvet mask is found in the abattoir district of La Villette in Paris. Next...

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Death in the cove by Pauline Rowson

Death in the cove

Pauline Rowson

eBook

1950, five years since the end of the war and Britain is still gripped by austerity and rationing. As the nation tries to come to terms with peace many are disillusioned and suffering the deprivations of homelessness, hardship, poverty and loss. For ...

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Opium and absinthe  by Lydia Kang

Opium and absinthe

Lydia Kang

Book

"New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke's sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker's new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie's imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is...

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Murder in the East End  by Jennifer Ashley

Murder in the East End

Jennifer Ashley

Book

"When young cook Kat Holloway learns that the children of London's Foundling Hospital are mysteriously disappearing and one of their nurses has been murdered, she can't turn away. She enlists the help of her charming and enigmatic confidant Daniel McAdam,...

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The night of shooting stars  by Ben Pastor

The night of shooting stars

Ben Pastor

Book

"Bora is ordered to investigate the murder of Walter Niemeyer, a dazzling clairvoyant, a star since the days of the Weimar Republic. For years he has mystified Germany with his astounding prophecies. Bora's inquiry, supported by former S.A member Flo...

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The silver collar  by Antonia Hodgson

The silver collar

Antonia Hodgson

Book

"Autumn, 1728. Life is good for Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. The Cocked Pistol, Kitty's wickedly disreputable bookshop, is a roaring success. Tom's celebrity as 'Half-Hanged Hawkins', the man who survived the gallows, is also proving useful. Thei...

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The scent of murder by Felicity Young

The scent of murder

Felicity Young

eBook

For Doctor Dody McCleland, the unearthing of an ancient skeleton in a dry riverbed is a welcome break from the monotony of chaperoning her younger sister at a country house near the isolated hamlet of Piltdown. But when she begins her analysis of the...

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The Balmoral incident by Alanna Knight

The Balmoral incident

Alanna Knight

eBook

Rose McQuinn is invited by her step brother Vince to stay in a small cottage on the Balmoral Estate. As Rose travels on the train with her trusty dog Thane and her step daughter Meg, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal househ...

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The innocent by Ann H. Gabhart

The innocent

Ann H. Gabhart

eBook

"Carlyn Kearney has spent two lonely years not knowing whether to mourn or to hope after she receives word from the Union Army that her husband is missing. The war ends without further word. Now penniless, in debt, and forced from her home, Carlyn seeks...

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Jane and the twelve days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the twelve days of Christmas

Stephanie Barron

eBook

The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and p...

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Jane and the stillroom maid by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the stillroom maid

Stephanie Barron

eBook

Jane Austen as sleuth continues to delight in her latest adventure (after Jane and the Genius of the Place), which sheds new light on the author's travels in 1806. While enjoying a ramble in the Derbyshire hills near Bakewell (a town Eliza Bennett visits...

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Jane and the prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the prisoner of Wool House

Stephanie Barron

eBook

A ship captain named Thomas Seagrave is accused of murdering a French naval officer, and then Seagrave's accuser is murdered too. Jane Austen, whose brother Frank is a good friend of Seagrave's, journeys to the port of Southampton to solve the myster...

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Jane and the ghosts of Netley by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the ghosts of Netley

Stephanie Barron

eBook

A confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Among the haunted ruins of an ancient abbey, Jane Austen is drawn into a shadow world of dangerous secrets and traitorous hearts where not only her life is at stake--but the fate of England. As...

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Fair and tender ladies by Chris Nickson

Fair and tender ladies

Chris Nickson

eBook

1734. When a young country lad requests the Constable's help in finding his sister who has run away to Leeds to seek her fortune, Nottingham is not optimistic. Such girls usually end up as prostitutes - or worse. The following day, the young man is found...

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The cross of vengeance by Cora Harrison

The cross of vengeance

Cora Harrison

eBook

September, 1517: when fire destroys the famous relic of the Holy Cross in Kilnaboy Church and then a pilgrim is found murdered, it is up to Mara, as Brehon of the Burren, and her law students, to find out who did such a thing -- and why.

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The Clerkenwell affair  by Susanna Gregory

The Clerkenwell affair

Susanna Gregory

Book

"In the spring of 1666 everyone's first reaction to a sudden death at the palace of White Hall is that the plague has struck, but the killing of Thomas Chiffinch was by design, not disease. Chiffinch was holder of two influential posts - Keeper of the...

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The shapeshifter's lair  by Peter Tremayne

The shapeshifter's lair

Peter Tremayne

Book

"Ireland. AD 672. The body of a dead man has been found on a lonely mountain road and taken to the isolated abbey of Gleann Da Loch for a proper burial. The abbot quickly identifies him as Brehon Brocc, who had been travelling to the abbey on a secret...

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Midnight Atlanta  by Thomas Mullen

Midnight Atlanta

Thomas Mullen

Book

"Atlanta, 1956. When Arthur Bishop, editor of Atlanta's leading black newspaper, is killed in his office, cop-turned-journalist Tommy Smith finds himself in the crosshairs of the racist cops he's been trying to avoid. To clear his name, he needs to learn...

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The house of lamentations  by Shona MacLean

The house of lamentations

Shona MacLean

Book

"Summer, 1658, and the Republic may finally be safe: the combined Stuart and Spanish forces have been heavily defeated by the English and French armies on the coast of Flanders, and the King's cause appears finished. Yet one final, desperate throw of...

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The last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen

The last Mrs. Summers

Rhys Bowen

eBook

Lady Georgiana Rannoch is just back from her honeymoon with dashing Darcy OMara when a friend in need pulls her into a twisted Gothic tale of betrayal, deception and, most definitely, murder... .I am a bit at loose ends at the moment. My cook, Queenie,...

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Murder in the East End by Jennifer Ashley

Murder in the East End

Jennifer Ashley

eBook

A new upstairs, downstairs Victorian murder mystery in the Kat Holloway series from the New York Times bestselling author of Death in Kew Gardens. When young cook Kat Holloway learns that the children of London's Foundling Hospital are mysteriously.....

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The lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The lions of Fifth Avenue

Fiona Davis

eAudiobook

In nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons...

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Rage of the assassin  by Edward Marston

Rage of the assassin

Edward Marston

Book

"London, 1817. An impatient crowd is gathered outside the stage door of the Covent Garden Theatre, desperate for a glimpse of actress Hannah Granville after her latest performance as Lady Macbeth, amongst them the Prince Regent himself. But before she...

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Murder at Blackwater Bend  by Clara McKenna

Murder at Blackwater Bend

Clara McKenna

Book

Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount 'Lyndy' Lyndhurst, Stella Kendrick is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Outrage erupts and accusations fly after Lord Fairbrother's pony wins best in breed for...

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The last protector by Andrew Taylor

The last protector

Andrew Taylor

Audio CD

"Brother against brother. Father against son. Friends turned into enemies. No one in England wants a return to the bloody days of the Civil War. But Oliver Cromwell’s son, Richard, has abandoned his exile and slipped back into England. The consequences...

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Arrowood and the Thames corpses by Mick Finlay

Arrowood and the Thames corpses

Mick Finlay

Audio CD

"South London, 1896. William Arrowood, Victorian London's less salubrious private detective, is paid a visit by Captain Moon, the owner of a pleasure steamer moored on the Thames. He complains that someone has been damaging his boat, putting his business...

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The inheritance of Solomon Farthing by Mary Paulson-Ellis

The inheritance of Solomon Farthing

Mary Paulson-Ellis

eBook

"Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket - the only clue to the truth . . . An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn...

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A murderous relation by Deanna Raybourn

A murderous relation

Deanna Raybourn

Large Print

"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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Shadows in time by Julie McElwain

Shadows in time

Julie McElwain

eBook

In 1816 London, Kendra Donovan tries to track down a missing man, but also finds trouble brewing closer to home in the fifth book in Julie McElwain's riveting time-travel mystery series. When Kendra Donovan is approached by Mrs. Gavenston with an unu...

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Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Trinity Place

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

eAudiobook

The devil's in the details when a man is found murdered near Trinity Church in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series... The year of 1899 is drawing to a close. Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting ready to celebrate...

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The best bad things by Katrina Marie Carrasco

The best bad things

Katrina Marie Carrasco

eAudiobook

It is 1887, and Alma is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by Pinkerton Detective Agency, Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a smuggling ring. Alma's enjoying her dangerous game of shifting identities and...

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The cabinets of Barnaby Mayne  by Elsa Hart

The cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

Elsa Hart

Book

"London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of these collectors, has devoted his life to filling...

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In the crypt with a candlestick by Daisy Waugh

In the crypt with a candlestick

Daisy Waugh

eAudiobook

Sir Ecgbert Tode of Tode Hall has survived to a grand old age - much to the despair of his younger wife, Emma. But at 93 he has, at last, shuffled off the mortal coil. Emma, thoroughly fed up with being a dutiful Lady of the Manor, wants to leave the...

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The mimosa tree mystery by Ovidia Yu

The mimosa tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

eAudiobook

Mirza is a known collaborator and blackmailer. When he is murdered in his garden, clutching a branch of mimosa, there are many suspects. Su Lin's Uncle Chen is among those rounded up by the Japanese as reprisal. Hideki Tagawa, a former spy expelled by...

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Death in fancy dress by Anthony Gilbert

Death in fancy dress

Anthony Gilbert

eAudiobook

The British Secret Service, working to uncover a large-scale blackmail ring and catch its mysterious mastermind, 'The Spider', find themselves at the country residence Feltham Abbey where a fancy-dress ball is in full swing. In the tumult of revelry,...

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Vale of tears by Sarah Hawkswood

Vale of tears

Sarah Hawkswood

eAudiobook

April 1144. A body is found floating in Fladbury mill leat, a man in green who has been stabbed but not robbed. The lord sheriff's trio discover him to be an Evesham horse dealer, who has a beautiful young wife who 'strays'. Did the wife or one of her...

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

A lady's guide to mischief and murder

Dianne Freeman

eBook

In Dianne Freeman's charming Victorian-era mystery series, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her sister's wedding threatened by a vow of vengeance. London is known for its bustle and intrigues, but the sedate English countryside...

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The last Mrs. Summers  by Rhys Bowen

The last Mrs. Summers

Rhys Bowen

Book

"'I am a bit at loose ends at the moment. My cook, Queenie, is making my new role as mistress of Eynsleigh something akin to constant torture as Darcy is off on another one of his top secret jaunts. And Grandad is busy helping wayward youths avoid lives...

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

A lady's guide to mischief and murder

Dianne Freeman

Book

"1899. Risings, George Hazleton's family estate in Hampshire, is a perfect choice for the wedding of Lily, sister of Frances, the widowed Countess of Harleigh. But the bucolic setting harbors a menace. Above and below stairs, mysterious accidents befall...

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A royal affair  by Allison Montclair

A royal affair

Allison Montclair

Book

"More goes wrong than could be imagined when Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau are unexpectedly engaged to dig into the past of a suitor of a royal princess in Allison Montclair's delightful second novel, A Royal Affair....

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The body on the train by Frances Brody

The body on the train

Frances Brody

Large Print

"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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The forgotten sister by Nicola Cornick

The forgotten sister

Nicola Cornick

eBook

"One woman's secret will shape another's destiny... 1560: Amy Robsart is trapped in a loveless marriage to Robert Dudley, a member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Surrounded by enemies and with nowhere left to turn, Amy hatches a desperate scheme to...

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A death at the races  by Caroline Dunford

A death at the races

Caroline Dunford

Book

"It is early 1914, the world is on the brink of war and newly-weds Bertram and Euphemia Stapleford have just returned from their honeymoon. But Euphemia's duty lies with her King and country and she is ordered to accompany spymaster Fitzroy as his navigator...

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The American agent by Jacqueline Winspear

The American agent

Jacqueline Winspear

eBook

"When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert M...

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Death at the Wychbourne Follies by Amy Myers

Death at the Wychbourne Follies

Amy Myers

eBook

"1926, Kent. Lady Ansley's old Gaiety Theatre group are reuniting at Wychbourne Court for the weekend to perform the Wychbourne Follies, but it's not long before simmering tensions, revived old scores, fears and, worst of all, buried memories take ce...

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