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Death and the maiden by Ariana Franklin

Death and the maiden

Ariana Franklin

eBook

Allie, the daughter of Adelia Aguilar and a skilled healer with her mother's knowledge of anatomy and sleuthing, is dispatched to the Cambridgeshire village of Ely, where her courtship with a young aristocrat is complicated by her investigation into ...

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A dark and painful mystery by Wendy M. Wilson

A dark and painful mystery

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

An Irish immigrant has been missing from his home in Sandon, New Zealand for almost a year. And around the time he was heading home, a brutal murder took place in the bush. Was he murdered, or did he simply leave his family for another woman. Sergeant...

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Recalled to Life by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to Life

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

HE'S IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE CAN'T REMEMBER When Sergeant Frank Hardy is kidnapped during a case and wakes to find himself imprisoned in an underground cell with no memory of how he got there and no clue who he has taken him, he must search his past...

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Dead shot by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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Not the faintest trace by Wendy M. Wilson

Not the faintest trace

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

He was looking for bodies. He didn't expect to become one himself. Sergeant Frank Hardy is grinding out a living driving a Royal Mail Coach and playing rigged card games with a Chinese cook. Then he's asked to find two missing settlers. The job bores...

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Come to Grief by Wendy M. Wilson

Come to Grief

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

HE SURVIVED THE WRECK; WILL HE SURVIVE WHAT COMES NEXT? Low on cash, Sergeant Frank and his wife, each take on a task that sends them to the South Island by steamer. When the ship hits a reef on the wild coast of the southernmost part of New Zealand,...

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Lying Under Water by Wendy M. Wilson

Lying Under Water

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

Trapped by rising flood waters on his farm, and doing his best to care for his growing family, including his pregnant wife, Mette, Frank Hardy gives shelter to two other families. When one member of the sheltering families is found stabbed to death the...

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The Stasi Game by David Young

The Stasi Game

David Young

eBook

"Dresden, East Germany, 1980 - A man's body is found buried in concrete at a building site in the new town district. When People's Police homicide captain Karin Muller arrives at the scene, she discovers that all of the body's identifiable features have...

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The deadly hours

The deadly hours

eAudiobook

From Italy in 1733 to Edinburgh in 1831 to a series of chilling murders in London in 1870 and a lethal game of revenge decades later, a watch touches lives with misfortune--until it comes into the hands of one young woman who might be able to stop it...

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A dark and painful mystery by Wendy M. Wilson

A dark and painful mystery

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

An Irish immigrant has been missing from his home in Sandon, New Zealand for almost a year. And around the time he was heading home, a brutal murder took place in the bush. Was he murdered, or did he simply leave his family for another woman. Sergeant...

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Dead shot by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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Blood of a gladiator  by Ashley Gardner

Blood of a gladiator

Ashley Gardner

Book

"Leonidas, champion gladiator of Rome, is set free from the games by a mysterious benefactor who grants him freedom, a place to live, and a servant - Cassia, a scribe - to look after him. But the benefactor is only so generous - Leonidas must pay his...

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Death at Brighton Pavilion  by Ashley Gardner

Death at Brighton Pavilion

Ashley Gardner

Book

"When Captain Lacey finds himself standing over a dead body in Brighton Pavilion, bloody sword in hand and no memory of how he got there, he immediately fears he is a murderer. The dead man is Colonel Hamilton Isherwood, a man Lacey clashed with after...

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The fatal flying affair  by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

The fatal flying affair

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Book

"August 1911. Emily Hardcastle and her inimitable lady's maid Florence Armstrong are enjoying a fine summer until Harry, Lady H's brother, turns up out of the blue with a mystery for them to solve. A routine parachute test at a local aeroplane factory...

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City of schemes  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

City of schemes

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Book

"Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon Bates, when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the life she has built for herself in this all-new Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Thompson. The...

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The custom house murders  by Ashley Gardner

The custom house murders

Ashley Gardner

Book

"James Denis gives Captain Lacey a task, to deliver a mysterious package to a man with an office near the Custom House on the bank of the Thames. Lacey, who has been drawn into danger delivering items for Denis before, opens the package to find a single...

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A fine tapestry of murder  by Ann Marti Friedman

A fine tapestry of murder

Ann Marti Friedman

Book

"Paris, 1676. When a body washes up on the banks of the Bievre river, a young woman finds herself embroiled in an intricate murder case. At first it seems mere coincidence that the dead man was discovered outside the Royal Manufactory of the Gobelins,...

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Olive Bright, pigeoneer  by Stephanie Graves

Olive Bright, pigeoneer

Stephanie Graves

Book

As London is strafed by German aircraft, the little village of Pipley in Hertfordshire bustles along much as it always has. Olive Bright fills her days by helping at her father's veterinary practice and tending to her racing pigeons, hoping that the ...

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Shanghai secrets  by Sulari Gentill

Shanghai secrets

Sulari Gentill

Book

"Shanghai, 1935. Rowland Sinclair arrives from Sydney, Australia, to represent his brother at international wool negotiations. A novice to global commerce, Rowland is under strict instructions to keep a low profile... but that soon becomes next to im...

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Marion Lane and the midnight murder  by Tess Amy Willberg

Marion Lane and the midnight murder

Tess Amy Willberg

Book

"Late one night in April 1958, a filing assistant at Miss Brickett's receives a letter of warning, detailing a name, a time, and a place. She goes to investigate but finds the room empty. At the stroke of midnight, she is murdered by a killer she can...

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The thief of Blackfriars Lane  by Michelle Griep

The thief of Blackfriars Lane

Michelle Griep

Book

"England, 1885. Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that's Kit Turner's domain, a swindler who runs a crew that acquires money the old-fashioned way--conning the rich to give to the...

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The last Truehart by Darry Fraser

The last Truehart

Darry Fraser

Audio CD

1898, Geelong, Victoria. Stella Truehart is all alone in the world. Her good-for-nothing husband has died violently at the hands of an unknown assailant. Her mother is dead, her father deserted them before she was born, and now her kindly Truehart gr...

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People of abandoned character  by C. (Clare) Whitfield

People of abandoned character

C. (Clare) Whitfield

Book

"Marry in haste... Murder at leisure? London, 1888: Susannah Chapman rushes into marriage to a young and wealthy surgeon. After a passionate honeymoon, she returns home with her new husband wrapped around her little finger. But then everything change...

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Murder by milk bottle by Lynne Truss

Murder by milk bottle

Lynne Truss

eAudiobook

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 deadly fortune  by Stacie Murphy

A deadly fortune

Stacie Murphy

Book

"Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City: along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when...

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The dragons of Archenfield  by Edward Marston

The dragons of Archenfield

Edward Marston

Book

"The Dragons of Archenfield is set in England just after the Norman Conquest, during the reign of William the Conqueror. The frontier zone of Archenfield in Herefordshire is a no-man's-land which acts as a bulwark between Norman-controlled English soil...

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The wolves of Savernake  by Edward Marston

The wolves of Savernake

Edward Marston

Book

"A man's body is found mutilated in Savernake Forest and the residents of Bedwyn sleep uneasy at night, fearing a monster stalking the town. When Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret arrive, they soon discover that the locals are harbouring dark secrets and...

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Summer of secrets  by Cora Harrison

Summer of secrets

Cora Harrison

Book

"August, 1856. Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens are spending the summer at Knebworth House, the magnificent Hertfordshire home of fellow writer Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton, where they are putting on a charity performance of one of Lord Edward's most ...

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The stone of destiny  by P. C. Doherty

The stone of destiny

P. C. Doherty

Book

"A series of grisly deaths are linked to the sacred Stone of Scone in this compelling medieval mystery featuring friar-sleuth Brother Athelstan. This abbey is a strange place, Brother Athelstan. A hall of ghosts, a place of flitting shadows. The dead...

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Murder by numbers  by Eric Brown

Murder by numbers

Eric Brown

Book

"December, 1956. Donald Langham's wife Maria Dupre receives a chilling invitation to attend a death at the home of Maxwell Falwell Fenton in Essex. The once-prominent artist has a number of enemies, and has faded into obscurity since the war ended. Is...

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Legacy of death  by Judith. author. Cutler

Legacy of death

Judith. author. Cutler

Book

"With his lordship's mental health failing, management of his grand country estate has been assigned to a group of trustees, including land agent Matthew Rowsley and his capable wife Harriet. But the smooth running of Thorncroft House is disrupted by...

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Last nocturne  by M. J. Trow

Last nocturne

M. J. Trow

Book

"London. May, 1878. Private enquiry agents Matthew Grand and James Batchelor have been hired by the artist James Whistler to dig into the past of outspoken critic John Ruskin, with whom he has an ongoing feud. Not particularly optimistic of success, the...

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Old sins  by Jane Adams

Old sins

Jane Adams

Book

"1929. The discovery of the bodies of two retired policemen, Walter Cole and Hayden Paul, sounds warning bells to DCI Henry Johnstone. Both men were experiencing financial difficulties, and their deaths were staged to look like suicides. Hayden left a...

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To the dark  by Chris. author. Nickson

To the dark

Chris. author. Nickson

Book

"Leeds, 1822. The city is in the grip of winter, but the chill deepens for thief-taker Simon Westow and his young assistant, Jane, when the body of Laurence Poole, a petty local thief, emerges from the melting snow by the river at Flay Cross Mill. A ...

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Riviera gold by Laurie R. King

Riviera gold

Laurie R. King

Audio CD

"It's summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes...

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Under a gilded moon  by Joy Jordan-Lake

Under a gilded moon

Joy Jordan-Lake

Book

"Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts, American "royalty," is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina. The country's grandest example of privilege, it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of...

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A shadowed fate by Marty Ambrose

A shadowed fate

Marty Ambrose

Large Print

"A shocking revelation from an old friend leads Claire Clairmont on a dangerous quest in this second in a fascinating historical trilogy based on the 'summer of 1816' Byron/Shelley group. 1873, Florence. Claire Clairmont, the last survivor of the 'ha...

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Poppy Redfern and the fatal flyers  by Tessa Arlen

Poppy Redfern and the fatal flyers

Tessa Arlen

Book

"Poppy Redfern is back on the case when two female fighter pilots take a fatal dive in an all-new Woman of World War II Mystery by Tessa Arlen. It is the late autumn of 1942. Our indomitable heroine Poppy Redfern is thoroughly immersed in her new job...

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Death and the singing birds  by Amy Myers

Death and the singing birds

Amy Myers

Book

"1926, Kent. Chef Nell Drury is busy with preparations for Lady Ansley's luncheon to welcome Wychbourne Court's new neighbours, Sir Gilbert and Lady Saddler. The couple's arrival has led to much rumour and intrigue swirling around the village, partic...

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The house of the hanged woman  by Kate Ellis

The house of the hanged woman

Kate Ellis

Book

"1921. When a Member of Parliament goes missing in a small Derbyshire village, Scotland Yard detective Albert Lincoln is sent up North to investigate. This isn't Albert's first visit to Wenfield. He once solved a traumatic case there at great personal...

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Murder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Kingscote

Alyssa Maxwell

Large Print

"On a clear July day in 1899, the salty ocean breeze along Bellevue Avenue carries new smells of gasoline and exhaust as Emma, now editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger, covers Newport's first-ever automobile parade. But the festive atmosphere soon...

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A Christmas resolution by Anne Perry

A Christmas resolution

Anne Perry

Large Print

"When Celia Hooper discovers that her dear friend Clementine is to marry widower Seth Marlowe - a man with a sinister past - she calls upon her husband, Detective John Hooper of the Thames River Police, to help her find out what really happened to Seth's...

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Germania  by Harald Gilbers

Germania

Harald Gilbers

Book

"From international bestselling author Harald Gilbers comes the heart-pounding story of Jewish detective Richard Oppenheimer as he hunts for a serial killer through war-torn Nazi Berlin in Germania. Berlin 1944: a serial killer stalks the bombed-out capital...

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A shot in the dark by Lynne Truss

A shot in the dark

Lynne Truss

eAudiobook

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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A lady compromised by Darcie Wilde

A lady compromised

Darcie Wilde

eBook

Fans of Jane Austen have fallen in love with this mystery series featuring Rosalind Thorne, a young woman adept at helping ladies of the ton navigate the darker corners of Regency England'while revealing Society's most shocking secrets ... Rosalind is...

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Poppy Redfern and the fatal flyers by Tessa Arlen

Poppy Redfern and the fatal flyers

Tessa Arlen

eBook

"You'll love this character so much, you'll want her as your best friend."--Alyssa Maxwell, author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries and a Lady and Lady's Maid MysteriesPoppy Redfern is back on the case when two female fighter pilots take a fatal dive in...

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Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood

Death in Daylesford

Kerry Greenwood

eBook

Surrounded by secrets, great and small, the formidable Miss Phryne Fisher returns to vanquish injustice.

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Slaughter in the Sapperton Tunnel by Edward Marston

Slaughter in the Sapperton Tunnel

Edward Marston

eAudiobook

1862. A goods train is speeding through the Sapperton Tunnel when it hits a makeshift pen of sheep inexplicably set up near the exit. The animals are slaughtered by the impact whilst the train hits a pile of rocks and is derailed, seriously injuring ...

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The diabolical bones by Bella Ellis

The diabolical bones

Bella Ellis

eAudiobook

Christmas, 1846 and Haworth is in the grip of a freezing winter. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bront렡re rather losing interest in detecting until they hear of a shocking discovery: the bones of a child have been found interred within the walls of Top Withens...

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Death and the Brewery Queen by Frances Brody

Death and the Brewery Queen

Frances Brody

eAudiobook

Yorkshire, 1930. Kate Shackleton arrives at the garden party with her niece Harriet to celebrate the success of newly crowned Yorkshire Brewery Queen, Ruth Parnaby. As companion to Ruth, Harriet explores the brewery but it's Kate who opens the wrong ...

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The wreck by Meg Keneally

The wreck

Meg Keneally

eAudiobook

A warm, intelligent and powerful novel, rich in history but deeply relevant to today's world, perfect for fans of Kate Grenville and Hannah Kent. I will go with the men when they rise. Women hunger, and women die, so women must also fight. 1820, London....

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Death and the harlot by Georgina Clarke

Death and the harlot

Georgina Clarke

eAudiobook

'It's strange, the way fortune deals her hand.' The year is 1759, and London is shrouded in a cloak of fear. With the constables at the mercy of highwaymen, it's a perilous time to work the already dangerous streets of Soho. Lizzie Hardwicke makes her...

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Season of darkness by Cora Harrison

Season of darkness

Cora Harrison

Large Print

"When Inspector Field shows his friend Charles Dickens the body of a young woman dragged from the River Thames, he cannot have foreseen that the famous author would immediately recognize the victim as Isabella Gordon, a housemaid he had tried to help...

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Murder on a midnight clear  by Sara Rosett

Murder on a midnight clear

Sara Rosett

Book

"Olive and Jasper have never been closer except for one thing, Jasper is still reticent about his frquent disappearances from polite society. With the holidays approaching and no payiing client on the books, Olive decides to shadow Jasper when he's.....

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Rule Britannia  by Alec Marsh

Rule Britannia

Alec Marsh

Book

"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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A murder at Rosamund's Gate  by Susanna Calkins

A murder at Rosamund's Gate

Susanna Calkins

Book

"For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is...

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Courting misfortune  by Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings

Courting misfortune

Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings

Book

"Assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, Pinkerton operative Calista York is sent to a rowdy mining town in Missouri. But she faces the obstacle of missionary Matthew Cook. He's as determined to stop a local baby raffle as he is the re...

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The sins of the wolf by Anne Perry

The sins of the wolf

Anne Perry

eAudiobook

When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in...

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A lady compromised  by Darcie Wilde

A lady compromised

Darcie Wilde

Book

"Rosalind is pleased when she's invited to Cassel House to help her friend, Louisa, prepare for her upcoming wedding. But that's not the only event on her agenda. The trip will also afford Rosalind the chance to see Devon Winterbourne, the newly minted...

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The crusader's curse  by Stuart Douglas

The crusader's curse

Stuart Douglas

Book

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

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The dead of winter  by Nicola Upson

The dead of winter

Nicola Upson

Book

"December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael's Mount - and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star,...

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Passing fancies  by Marlowe Benn

Passing fancies

Marlowe Benn

Book

When stylish young bibliophile Julia Kydd returns to 1920s New York, she's determined to launch her own private press. Julia's aspirations take her into the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, a literary movement unlike any she's known--where notions of...

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Enemy of the Raj. by Alec Marsh

Enemy of the Raj.

Alec Marsh

Book

"India, 1937. Intrepid reporter Sir Percival Harris is hunting tigers with his friend, Professor Ernest Drabble. Harris soon bags a man-eater - but later finds himself caught up in a hunt of a different kind... Harris is due to interview the Maharaja...

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The art fiasco  by Fiona Veitch Smith

The art fiasco

Fiona Veitch Smith

Book

"It's 1924 and Poppy Denby is heading up to Northumberland to celebrate her father's sixtieth birthday. She stops off in Newcastle en route to visit her Aunt Dot, who has temporarily relocated from London to renovate a house she's inherited. One of Aunt...

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A deception at Thornecrest by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

eBook

"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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The devil and the dark water by Stuart Turton

The devil and the dark water

Stuart Turton

eBook

"It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his frie...

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The sign of the gallows  by Susanna. author. Calkins

The sign of the gallows

Susanna. author. Calkins

Book

"London, 1667. On her way to a new market to peddle her True Accounts and Strange News, printer’s apprentice Lucy Campion quickly regrets her decision to take the northwestern road. Dark and desolate, the path leads her to the crossroads - and to the...

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River of sins  by Sarah Hawkswood

River of sins

Sarah Hawkswood

Book

"July 1144. Ricolde, 'the finest whore in Worcester', is found butchered on an island a few miles up the River Severn. How did she get there, who killed her, and why? Uncovering details of her life and her past reveal a woman with hidden depths and h...

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Death, diamonds, and deception  by Rosemary Simpson

Death, diamonds, and deception

Rosemary Simpson

Book

"Fall 1889: Lady Rotherton has arrived from London intent on chaperoning her niece Prudence through a New York social season to find a suitable husband. It's certainly not her niece's devilishly handsome partner in Hunter and MacKenzie Investigative Law....

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The silver shooter  by Erin Lindsey

The silver shooter

Erin Lindsey

Book

"It's the spring of 1887, and Rose Gallagher is finally coming into her own as a detective, working alongside her partner, Thomas, as an agent of the special paranormal branch of the Pinkerton Agency. Things are going almost too well, so Rose is hard...

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House of the patriarch  by Barbara Hambly

House of the patriarch

Barbara Hambly

Book

"New Orleans, 1840. Freshly home from a dangerous journey, the last thing Benjamin January wants to do is leave his wife and young sons again. But when old friends Henri and Chloe Viellard ask for his help tracking down a missing girl in distant New York,...

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The dead of winter  by S. J. Parris

The dead of winter

S. J. Parris

Book

"The Secret dead: During the summer of 1566, a girl’s body is found within the walls of a Neapolitan monastery. Novice monk Giordano Bruno has a habit of asking difficult questions, but this time his investigations may lose him his place in the Dominican...

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Murder in old Bombay by Nev March

Murder in old Bombay

Nev March

eBook

"In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut. In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agn...

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The right kind of fool by Sarah Loudin Thomas

The right kind of fool

Sarah Loudin Thomas

eBook

When deaf teen Loyal Raines stumbles upon a dead body in the nearby river, his absentee father, Creed, is shocked the boy runs to him first. Pulled into the investigation, Creed discovers that it is the boy's courage, not his inability to hear, that sets...

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A hanging at dawn by Charles Todd

A hanging at dawn

Charles Todd

eAudiobook

"Bess is among the most compassionate and intelligent characters." -The Sun-Sentinel From the New York Times bestselling author of the Bess Crawford mystery series, a short story that unravels dark secrets from her close friend Simon Brandon's past Y...

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Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March

Murder in Old Bombay

Nev March

eAudiobook

In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut.In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri...

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A resolution at midnight by Shelley Noble

A resolution at midnight

Shelley Noble

eAudiobook

Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in this critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.Roasted chestnuts from vendor's carts, fresh cut spruce trees lining the sidewalks, extravagant gifts, opulent dinners, carols...

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A death in the hospital  by Caroline Dunford

A death in the hospital

Caroline Dunford

Book

"After a crash course in nursing, Euphemia is sent off alone to act as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) at a Red Cross hospital. Merry accompanies her. Fitzroy wants her to uncover some information that he believes one of the patients from the front ...

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To steal a heart  by Jen Turano

To steal a heart

Jen Turano

Book

"Gabriella Goodhue had put her past as a thief behind her, until a woman in her boardinghouse is unjustly accused and she is caught gathering evidence by Nicholas Quinn, a fellow street urchin against whom she holds a grudge. Nicholas refuses to lose...

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Spiteful bones  by Jeri. author. Westerson

Spiteful bones

Jeri. author. Westerson

Book

"Restoring his recently inherited family home is a daunting enough task for young lawyer Nigellus Cobmartin without the addition of any unwelcome discoveries. But when workmen turning the crumbling manor house into a grand home for Nigellus and his c...

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The Mitford trial  by Jessica. author. Fellowes

The Mitford trial

Jessica. author. Fellowes

Book

"It's former lady's maid Louisa Cannon's wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered shortly after when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford - who is having an affair with the infamous Oswald Mosley - and her similarly...

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Sidewalk saint by Phillip DePoy

Sidewalk saint

Phillip DePoy

Large Print

"Florida, 1976. Foggy Moscowitz knows he's having a bad night when he wakes to find a gun pressed to his face. Nelson Roan has busted out of his prison cell and broken into Foggy's house, demanding Foggy finds his eleven-year-old daughter, Etta. But as...

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Dark queen waiting by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen waiting

P. C. Doherty

Large Print

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

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Lady of perdition by Barbara Hambly

Lady of perdition

Barbara Hambly

Large Print

"April, 1840. Benjamin January knows no black person in their right mind would willingly go to the Republic of Texas but when his former pupil Selina Bellinger is kidnapped and enslaved, he has no choice. Once there he is saved from being hanged by V...

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A hanging at dawn by Charles Todd

A hanging at dawn

Charles Todd

eBook

"From the New York Times bestselling author of the Bess Crawford mystery series, a short story that unravels dark secrets from her close friend Simon Brandon's past Years before the Great War summoned Bess Crawford to serve as a battlefield nurse, th...

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The outcast girls by Alys Clare

The outcast girls

Alys Clare

eBook

Private investigators Lily Raynor and Felix Wilbraham get more than they bargain for when they take on a case in a girls' boarding school, in the latest World's End Bureau Victorian mystery. London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investi...

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Murder comes to call by Jessica Ellicott

Murder comes to call

Jessica Ellicott

eBook

The lean years following World War I can lead to desperate acts'even in the quiet English village of Walmsley Parva. When a series of burglaries seems to culminate in murder, brash American Beryl Helliwell and proper Brit Edwina Davenport are eager to...

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The road to Ironbark by Kaye Dobbie

The road to Ironbark

Kaye Dobbie

eBook

"1874, The Victorian Goldfields. In the town of Ironbark, Aurora Scott faces ruin as the railways supplant the Cobb & Co coach line, the lifeline of her hotel. Aurora is no stranger to adversity; the formidable publican has pulled herself from a murky...

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Death and the brewery queen  by Frances. author. Brody

Death and the brewery queen

Frances. author. Brody

Book

"It's the spring of 1930 and Private Investigator Kate Shackleton responds to a call for help from the owner of Barleycorn Brewery in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The brewery's books don't add up, but when the one employee who may know what's really...

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The sharpest needle  by Renee. author. Patrick

The sharpest needle

Renee. author. Patrick

Book

"1939, Los Angeles. Marion Davies has a problem. The actress has received poison pen letters highlighting an embarrassing event in her past from the mysterious 'Argus'. Can Lillian Frost and her friend and partner-in-crime, celebrated costume designer...

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Kith and kin by Jane Adams

Kith and kin

Jane Adams

Large Print

"December, 1928. When two bodies are found washed up in the Kentish marshes, it doesn't take long for DCI Henry Johnstone and DS Mickey Hitchens to identify at least one of them. Billy Crane was a known associate of Josiah Bailey, one of the East End's...

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City of pearl by Alys Clare

City of pearl

Alys Clare

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

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The white lady  by Paul Halter

The white lady

Paul Halter

Book

"Set in 1924, Halter's exceptionally clever Owen Burns mystery finds Burns investigating a series of bizarre events in the English village... which has been haunted for centuries by a specter known as the White Lady, whose appearances have always been...

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The blues don't care  by Paul D. Marks

The blues don't care

Paul D. Marks

Book

"Bobby Saxon lives in a world that isn't quite ready for him. He's the only white musician in an otherwise all-black swing band at the famous Club Alabam in Los Angeles during World War II--and that isn't the only unique thing about him... And if that...

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The unwanted dead  by Chris Lloyd

The unwanted dead

Chris Lloyd

Book

"Paris, June 1940. The Nazi occupation of Paris begins. Detective Eddie Giral - a survivor of the last World War - watches helplessly on as his world changes forever. But there is something he still has control over. Finding whoever is responsible for...

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Absence of mercy  by S. M. Goodwin

Absence of mercy

S. M. Goodwin

Book

"Forced by his father's political connections to relocate to pre-Civil War New York, former Crimean War hero Jasper Lightner teams up with misfit detective Hieronymous Law to investigate a philanthropist's murder and wrongful charges targeting an inn...

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Murder in old Bombay  by Nev March

Murder in old Bombay

Nev March

Book

"In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lays in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to read but newspapers. The case that catches Jim's attention is being...

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The diabolical bones by Bella Ellis

The diabolical bones

Bella Ellis

Book

"Haworth Parsonage, February 1846: The Brontë sisters - Anne, Emily, and Charlotte - are busy with their literary pursuits. As they query publishers for their poetry, each sister hopes to write a full-length novel that will thrill the reading public....

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Requiem for a knave by Laura Forbes Carlin

Requiem for a knave

Laura Forbes Carlin

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"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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Hidden in plain sight by Jeffrey Archer

Hidden in plain sight

Jeffrey Archer

eAudiobook

Hidden in Plain Sight is the second brilliant and captivating novel featuring William Warwick by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer. Newly promoted, Detective Sergeant William Warwick has been reassigned...

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