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A final rest  by Blythe Baker

A final rest

Blythe Baker

Book

"On her return to London, Rose Beckingham’s reunion with her relatives is marred by shadows from the past. When a family wedding moves the party to the English countryside, it isn’t long before old resentments resurface and dark suspicions are awakened....

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The secret lives of dentists  by W. A. Winter

The secret lives of dentists

W. A. Winter

Book

"In 1955, small-town girls flock to Minneapolis for work, love, and adventure. But Teresa Hickman, from Dollar, North Dakota, is a special case. Beguiling. Promiscuous. And, on a chilly April morning, dead along an abandoned trolley track in a Souths...

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The untameable  by Guillermo Arriaga Jordán

The untameable

Guillermo Arriaga Jordán

Book

"Yukon, Canada's far north. A young man tracks a wolf through the wilderness. The one his grandfather warned him about: ... In Mexico City, Juan Guillermo has pledged vengeance. For his murdered brother, Carlos. For his parents, sentenced to death by...

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The forgotten gift by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

eAudiobook

What would you do to protect the ones you love? 1861. George's life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She's beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But when...

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The red horse by James R. Benn

The red horse

James R. Benn

eAudiobook

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 methamph...

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Lineage most lethal by S. C. (Stephanie C.) Perkins

Lineage most lethal

S. C. (Stephanie C.) Perkins

eAudiobook

It's the week before New Year's Eve and genealogist Lucy Lancaster is mixing work and play quite nicely at the boutique Sutton Hotel in Austin, Texas. After two months of research she's finalising her presentation for hotel heiress Pippa Sutton, her ...

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A simple country tragedy  by Blythe Baker

A simple country tragedy

Blythe Baker

Book

"All the secrets Helen Lightholder has been working to uncover are about to be revealed, as Helen travels to London. Seeking out a colleague of her late husband's, she delves into a murky world of spies and treason, becoming entangled in a web of danger...

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A simple country murder  by Blythe Baker

A simple country murder

Blythe Baker

Book

"When Helen Lightholder's world is shattered by the death of her husband during the London Blitz, she escapes to the countryside, hoping to leave the war behind her. But managing an inherited property in a quaint Gloucestershire village turns out to be...

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A sudden passing  by Blythe Baker

A sudden passing

Blythe Baker

Book

"Rose Beckingham’s pursuit of an international assassin leads her to New York City, where she reunites with her cousins from London. But danger follows Rose across the Atlantic and it’s not long before she must confront shadows from her past. As she ...

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City of vengeance by D. V. Bishop

City of vengeance

D. V. Bishop

eBook

"Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city's most feared criminal court,...

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A gambling man by David Baldacci

A gambling man

David Baldacci

eBook

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A pretty deceit by Anna Lee Huber

A pretty deceit

Anna Lee Huber

Large Print

"Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is conside...

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Mrs P's book of secrets by Lorna Gray

Mrs P's book of secrets

Lorna Gray

Large Print

"There are no white shrouded spectres here, no wailing ghouls. Just the echoes of those who have passed, whispering that history is set to repeat itself. The Cotswolds, 1946: A young widow leaves behind the tragedy of her wartime life, and returns home...

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Darker reality by Anne. author. Perry

Darker reality

Anne. author. Perry

Book

"On her first trip to Washington, D.C., Elena Standish finally gets to visit her American mother’s wealthy parents and their magnificent home. Elena’s grandparents are marking a milestone anniversary by throwing an elaborate party with the influential...

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The dead of winter by S. J. Parris

The dead of winter

S. J. Parris

Audio CD

"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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The forgotten gift by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

Audio CD

"What would you do to protect the ones you love? 1861: George's life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She's beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But...

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A sinister service by Alyssa Maxwell

A sinister service

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"Following the devastation of the Great War, England's noble class takes comfort in honoring tradition. To celebrate their grandparents' wedding anniversary, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her siblings travel to Staffordshire to commission a china service bearing...

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The Darling Dahlias and the voodoo lily  by Susan Wittig Albert

The Darling Dahlias and the voodoo lily

Susan Wittig Albert

Book

"Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That’s not the worst of ...

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Dance with death  by Will Thomas

Dance with death

Will Thomas

Book

"London, 1893: Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are called in to protect Tsesarevich Nicholas from nefarious forces as he travels to England for a royal wedding-in Dance with Death, the next mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series....

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The king's evil  by Andrew Taylor

The king's evil

Andrew Taylor

Audio CD

"London 1667. In the Court of Charles II, it's a dangerous time to be alive - a wrong move could lead to disgrace, exile or death. The discovery of a murder at Clarendon House, the palatial home of one of the highest courtiers in the land, could have...

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A simple country deception  by Blythe Baker

A simple country deception

Blythe Baker

Book

"The violent death of a friend plunges Helen Lightholder into another case of danger and deceit as she struggles to unravel the truth behind the grisly killing. With her own past continuing to haunt her, Helen works to uncover the ultimate answer behind...

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A simple country killing  by Blythe Baker

A simple country killing

Blythe Baker

Book

"Death, and Helen Lightholder, return to Brookminster with the murder of the village vicar. As Helen investigates the ghastly crime, she soon finds herself a suspect of the local police. To clear her name and protect her friends, Helen must discover the...

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A simple country mystery  by Blythe Baker

A simple country mystery

Blythe Baker

Book

"With the suspicious death of a young woman in the village, Helen Lightholder finds herself once again delving into the menacing shadows that lurk beneath the pleasant surface of sunny Bookminster. Her search for suspects and motives leads her to a prisoner...

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A simple country funeral  by Blythe Baker

A simple country funeral

Blythe Baker

Book

"A quite country life continues to elude Helen Lightholder, as she wrestles with her recent bereavement. When the grisly murder of a nameless vagabond shocks the local community, Helen sets out to unearth the truth behind the inexplicable killing. Bu...

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The missing  by Dirk Kurbjuweit

The missing

Dirk Kurbjuweit

Book

"Hanover, 1923. Boys are vanishing, one after another, without a trace. At first police suspect political motivations--perhaps the missing boys are communists, defecting to the newly formed USSR, or victims of the rising Nazi Party. Soon, however, In...

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A wicked conceit  by Anna Lee Huber

A wicked conceit

Anna Lee Huber

Book

"March 1832. Edinburgh, Scotland. Kiera and Gage have been eagerly awaiting their bundle of joy but trouble has been brewing in the form of roguish criminal Bonnie Brock Kincaid. A new book and subsequent play features some of Kincaid's daring exploits...

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The dark heart of Florence  by Tasha Alexander

The dark heart of Florence

Tasha Alexander

Book

"In 1903, tensions between Britain and Germany are starting to loom over Europe, something that has not gone unnoticed by Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves. An agent of the Crown, Colin carries the weight of the Empire, but his focus is drawn...

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A puzzle for fools by Patrick Quentin

A puzzle for fools

Patrick Quentin

Large Print

"Broadway producer Peter Duluth sought solace in a bottle after his wife's death; now, two years later and desperate to dry out, he enters a sanitarium, hoping to break his dependence on drink - but the institution doesn't quite offer the rest and re...

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A cold wind down the grey  by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"In 1866, a brutal gang of ex-convicts from Australia left a trail of death, thievery and larceny across the goldfields of New Zealand. In the goldmining town of Greymouth, Inspector William Henry James, in charge of the police camp, attempted to prevent...

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The Monks Hood murders  by Karen Baugh Menuhin

The Monks Hood murders

Karen Baugh Menuhin

Book

"A scoundrel lies dying, he makes his confession; his sins were despicable and he wants to atone for his wasted life. He bequeaths an invaluable gift to Monks Hood Abbey, an ancient Monastery set in a lonely corner of the Yorkshire moors. But sin throws...

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Death in Damascus  by Karen Baugh Menuhin

Death in Damascus

Karen Baugh Menuhin

Book

"There's a damsel in distress and accusations of attempted murder flying around, but it's not in the comfortable confines of the English countryside, it's in the very distant city of Damascus. Lennox must go and investigate, although he's not too keen...

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A fatal lie by Charles Todd

A fatal lie

Charles Todd

Large Print

"Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge must delve deep into a dead man's life and his past to find a killer determined to keep dark secrets buried. A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river....

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If necessary alone  by V. M. Knox

If necessary alone

V. M. Knox

Book

"Britain 1941. Still reeling from the greatest loss of his life, the Reverend Major Clement Wisdom is called on again to serve his nation in its time of need. Under the cover of taking up a new parish in far northern Scotland, Clement is sent to the ...

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Dangerous women  by Hope Adams

Dangerous women

Hope Adams

Book

"July, 1841. A group of young women sit on the deck of a ship headed to the colonies of Australia, heads bent, busy stitching a beautiful quilt together, sunlight glancing from silver needles, overseen by their young matron Kezia Hayter. Until a pier...

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What the devil knows  by C. S. Harris

What the devil knows

C. S. Harris

Book

"It's October 1814. The war with France is finally over, Europe's diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together, and London finds itself in the grip of a series of terrifying murders eerily similar to the ...

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Murder at Wedgefield Manor  by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at Wedgefield Manor

Erica Ruth Neubauer

Book

"England, 1926: Wedgefield Manor, deep in the tranquil Essex countryside, provides a welcome rest stop for Jane and her matchmaking Aunt Millie before their return to America. While Millie spends time with her long-lost daughter, Lillian, and their host,...

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The Easter sepulchre  by Mel Starr

The Easter sepulchre

Mel Starr

Book

"Keeping watch over the Easter Sepulchre, where the Host and crucifix are stored between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, is considered a privilege. So, it is shocking when it is discovered that Odo, the priest's clerk, has abandoned his post. But as the...

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The lady with the gun asks the questions  by Kerry Greenwood

The lady with the gun asks the questions

Kerry Greenwood

Book

"The elegant Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this scintillating collection, which features four brand-new stories. The Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the Lulu bob, Cupid's bow lips, diamante garters and pearl-handled pistol - is the 1920s' most elegant...

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Hardcastle's secret agent  by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's secret agent

Graham Ison

Book

"August, 1939. As war looms, Detective Inspector Walter Hardcastle is following in the footsteps of his father, Ernest, and progressing through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police. Summoned to the office of Charles Marriot, Deputy Assistant Commissioner...

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Pieces of eight  by Steve Goble

Pieces of eight

Steve Goble

Book

"1723--Spider John is almost home, free of the horrors of the pirate life, free of the violence, free of the death. The wife and baby he left behind almost a decade ago are almost within reach. But then a murder aboard Minuet uncovers a deeper conspiracy,...

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Death in the harbour  by Pauline Rowson

Death in the harbour

Pauline Rowson

Book

"Myra Swinley is convinced that her police constable husband’s death was no accident, and that he would never have lost his footing on a dark, foggy November night on the quayside of Newhaven Harbour while on his beat. Determined to get to the truth she...

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Triflers need not apply  by Camilla. author. Bruce

Triflers need not apply

Camilla. author. Bruce

Book

"Early in life Bella Sorensen discovers the world is made only for men. They own everything: jobs, property, wives. But Bella understands what few others do: where women are concerned, men are weak. A woman unhampered by scruples can take from them what...

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Blackout  by Simon Scarrow

Blackout

Simon Scarrow

Book

"As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun sets. When a young woman is fo...

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A fatal lie by Charles Todd

A fatal lie

Charles Todd

Audio CD

"A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river. The man appears to have fallen from the canal aqueduct spanning the valley. But there is no identification on the body other than a military tattoo...

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The consequences of fear by Jacqueline Winspear

The consequences of fear

Jacqueline Winspear

eBook

September 1941. Delivery boy Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. He waits until the coast is clear... but arrives at the delivery address to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed...

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Death at Blenheim Palace by Robin Paige

Death at Blenheim Palace

Robin Paige

eBook

The marriage between the Duke of Marlborough and 17-year-old Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American railroad heiress, was the talk of two nations when it occurred in 1895. By 1903, the Duchess had produced the requisite heir-and-a-spare, and the Duke had taken...

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The corpse in the Garden of Perfect Brightness  by Malcolm Pryce

The corpse in the Garden of Perfect Brightness

Malcolm Pryce

Book

"It's the winter of 1948. The four great railway companies have just been nationalised and Jack Wenlock - the last of a fabled cadre of railway detectives - is thrown out onto the street. Penniless, with new bride Jenny to support, and hiding from a ...

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A fine madness  by Alan Judd

A fine madness

Alan Judd

Book

"Danger and dissent stalk the streets and taverns of Elizabethan England. The Queen’s chief spymaster, Francis Walsingham, and his team of agents must maintain the highest levels of vigilance to ward off Catholic plots and the ever-present threat of ...

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The consequences of fear  by Jacqueline Winspear

The consequences of fear

Jacqueline Winspear

Book

September 1941. Delivery boy Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. He waits until the coast is clear... but arrives at the delivery address to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed...

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A choir of crows by Candace M. Robb

A choir of crows

Candace M. Robb

Large Print

"December, 1374. With the great and the good about to descend on York for the enthronement of Alexander Neville as the new archbishop, the city is in a state of high alert. When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster, Owen Archer is...

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Daughters of darkness by Sally Spencer

Daughters of darkness

Sally Spencer

Large Print

"Oxford, 1975. Three years ago, world-renowned anthropologist Grace Stockton was slain in a brutal, unprovoked attack. Despite a large-scale police investigation, the identity of the prime suspect was never uncovered ... and neither was the location of...

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Play the red queen by Juris Jurjevics

Play the red queen

Juris Jurjevics

eAudiobook

The posthumous masterwork by critically acclaimed author, storied publisher, and Viet Nam veteran Juris Jurjevics--the story of two American GI cops caught in the corrupt cauldron of a Vietnamese civil war stoked red hot by revolution. Viet Nam, 1963....

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The long, long afternoon  by Inga Vesper

The long, long afternoon

Inga Vesper

Book

"It's the summer of 1959, and the well-trimmed lawns of Sunnylakes, California, wilt under the sun. At some point during the long, long afternoon, Joyce Haney, wife, mother, vanishes from her home, leaving behind two terrified children and a bloodstain...

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The stills  by Jess Montgomery

The stills

Jess Montgomery

Book

"Ohio, 1927: Moonshining is a way of life in rural Bronwyn County, and even the otherwise upstanding Sheriff Lily Ross has been known to turn a blind eye when it comes to stills in the area. But when thirteen-year-old Jebediah Ranklin almost dies aft...

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Jago & Litefoot, investigators of infernal incidents. Series eleven

Jago & Litefoot, investigators of infernal incidents. Series eleven

Audio CD

"11.1 Jago and Son by Nigel Fairs With missing persons, dead bodies and a Satanist cult to deal with, both Litefoot and Jago need help. Professor Litefoot finds himself working with Jean Bazemore, an old archaeologist friend. Jago, however, finds he ...

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Olive Bright, pigeoneer by Stephanie Graves

Olive Bright, pigeoneer

Stephanie Graves

Audio CD

"Though war rages across mainland Europe, the little village of Pipley in Hertfordshire bustles along much as it always has. Adrift since her best friend, George, joined the RAF, 22-year-old Olive Bright fills her days by helping at her father's vete...

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The deadly mystery of the missing diamonds  by T. E. (Tim E.) Kinsey

The deadly mystery of the missing diamonds

T. E. (Tim E.) Kinsey

Book

"Missing diamonds. Mysterious deaths. And all that jazz. London, 1925. With their band the Dizzy Heights, Jazz Musicians Ivor 'Skins' Maloney and Bartholomew 'Barty' Dunn are used to improvising as they play the Charleston for flappers and toffs, but...

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Mr Campion's coven  by Mike Ripley

Mr Campion's coven

Mike Ripley

Book

"East coast of England, 1971. Harvard student Mason Clay is writing a thesis on a group of settlers who travelled to America from the remote Essex coastal village of Wicken-juxta-Mare 300 years ago. Clay plans to visit Wicken as part of his research,...

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Windhall  by Ava Barry

Windhall

Ava Barry

Book

"1940s Hollywood was an era of decadence and director Theodore Langley was its king. Paired with Eleanor Hayes as his lead actress, Theo ruled the Golden Age of Hollywood. That ended when Eleanor’s mangled body was discovered in Theo’s rose garden and...

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Murder at Beaulieu Abbey  by Cassandra. author. Clark

Murder at Beaulieu Abbey

Cassandra. author. Clark

Book

"February, 1390. The Church seethes with rebellion. Newly elected Pope Boniface faces a challenger: the anti-pope Clement, who sows discord from his power base in France. The quarrel threatens the very survival of the Cistercian Order. So when suspicions...

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Karolina and the torn curtain  by Maryla Szymiczkowa

Karolina and the torn curtain

Maryla Szymiczkowa

Book

"Cracow, 1895. Zofia and her maid Franciszka have their hands full organizing Easter festivities, especially with the household short one servant - where has the capable Karolina disappeared to? Shortly after, Zofia hears that the body of a young wom...

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A testament of Character by Sulari Gentill

A testament of Character

Sulari Gentill

eAudiobook

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The Fressingfield witch by Jacqueline Beard

The Fressingfield witch

Jacqueline Beard

eAudiobook

The Fressingfield Witch is a fictional murder mystery based on true events. Two of Suffolk's darkest cases of witchcraft are weaved together in one compelling story. Scores of innocent women died during the Suffolk witch trials. Fear and uncertainty swept...

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The Fressingfield witch by Jacqueline Beard

The Fressingfield witch

Jacqueline Beard

eAudiobook

The Fressingfield Witch is a fictional murder mystery based on true events. Two of Suffolk's darkest cases of witchcraft are weaved together in one compelling story. Scores of innocent women died during the Suffolk witch trials. Fear and uncertainty swept...

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A pretty deceit by Anna Lee Huber

A pretty deceit

Anna Lee Huber

Audio CD

"Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is conside...

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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

Audio CD

"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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Letters from the dead  by Sam Hurcom

Letters from the dead

Sam Hurcom

Book

"1905. A year after 'the affair' in Dinas Powys, Thomas Bexley has become a drunkard and recluse, haunted daily by terrible visions of the dead, visions he cannot explain or truly understand. But when news of a spate of extraordinary kidnappings reaches...

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The scent of danger  by Fiona. author. Buckley

The scent of danger

Fiona. author. Buckley

Book

"February, 1586. When the queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, learns that Ursula is to visit her relatives in Devon, he asks her to find out what has happened to two of his local agents, who have been strangely silent recently. On arrival in the...

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Blood runs thicker  by Sarah. author. Hawkswood

Blood runs thicker

Sarah. author. Hawkswood

Book

"August 1144. Osbern de Lench is known far and wide as a hard master, whose temper is perpetually frayed. After riding to survey his land and the incoming harvest from the top of the nearby hill, his horse returns to the hall riderless and the lifeless...

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The little parachute by J. Robert (Joseph Robert) Janes

The little parachute

J. Robert (Joseph Robert) Janes

eBook

A thrilling tale of an adoptive mother and a lost boy fighting to survive in occupied France.

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Murder in the snow  by Verity Bright

Murder in the snow

Verity Bright

Book

"Winter, 1920. Amateur sleuth Lady Eleanor Swift is feeling festive. She is playing host to the entire village at Henley Hall for gifts, games and gingerbread. She's also purchased perfect presents for each of her household -- not forgetting the biggest...

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A witness to murder  by Verity Bright

A witness to murder

Verity Bright

Book

"Autumn, 1920. Lady Eleanor Swift, accidental amateur detective and retired explorer, is determined to take a break from investigating murders. So when a local politician dies suddenly at an elegant dinner party at Farrington Manor, she tries her hardest...

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Forest of secrets  by Fiona. author. Buckley

Forest of secrets

Fiona. author. Buckley

Book

"May, 1586. Ursula and her retinue return home from a lengthy trip to discover she has an unexpected visitor. Etheldreda Hope is a simple countrywoman who has come to Ursula with disturbing tales of strange goings-on in her rural village. Fearing tha...

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The mystic's accomplice  by Mary Miley Theobald

The mystic's accomplice

Mary Miley Theobald

Book

"It's 1924, and Maddie Pastore has it made. A nice house, a loving husband with a steady job - even if it is connected to Chicago's violent Torrio-Capone gang - and a baby on the way. But then Tommy is shot dead, and she learns her husband had a secret...

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The Dockland murder  by Mike. author. Hollow

The Dockland murder

Mike. author. Hollow

Book

"In the depths of the blackout, the silence of London's Royal Albert Dock is broken only by the lap of inky water against the quay and the occasional scurrying of rats' feet. A patrolling policeman is passing the newly arrived freighter SS Magnolia w...

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The art fiasco by Fiona Veitch Smith

The art fiasco

Fiona Veitch Smith

Large Print

"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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Skelton's guide to domestic poisons  by David Stafford

Skelton's guide to domestic poisons

David Stafford

Book

Unassuming Yorkshireman, Arthur Skelton, is one of the most celebrated and recognisable barristers in the land. His success in the high-profile Dryden case - 'the scandal of 1929' - catapulted him to the front pages of the national newspapers. His services...

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Edge of the grave  by Robbie Morrison

Edge of the grave

Robbie Morrison

Book

"A dark historical crime novel set in Glasgow, 1932. A city still recovering from the Great War; split by religious division and swarming with razor gangs. When Charles Geddes, son-in-law of one of the city's wealthiest shipbuilders, is found floating...

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The long, long afternoon by Inga Vesper

The long, long afternoon

Inga Vesper

eAudiobook

The sunniest places hold the darkest secrets . . . A stunning 1950s set debut mystery brimming with atmosphere and perfect for fans of Tangerine, Small Pleasures and Mad Men. _____________ Yesterday, I kissed my husband for the last time . . . It's the...

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The Sexton Blake's allies

The Sexton Blake's allies

eBook

Spies, private eyes and dangerous womenEvery hero has allies; men and women of great ability and character, drawn into their orbit by circumstance and adventure. This was never truer than for Sexton Blake, Britain's greatest detectiveFrom the splendour...

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The forgotten gift by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

eBook

'Be ready to be wowed and amazed and lose sleep as you stay up to reach the last pages!' You absolutely must read it!' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars What would you do to protect the ones you love' 1861. George's life changes forever the day he meets Lucy....

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The smuggler's daughter by Kerry Barrett

The smuggler's daughter

Kerry Barrett

eBook

'I loved this book! I was hooked from the start' I devoured this.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars Only she knows the truth. Only she can save them. 1799Emily Moon lives with her mother in an inn on a clifftop in the darkest reaches of Cornwall. After her...

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The constant man  by Peter Steiner

The constant man

Peter Steiner

Book

"Former Munich detective Willi Geimeiser is a wanted man. He sacrificed his career and put his life on the line by exposing a high-ranking Nazi official as a murderer, and is now in hiding in a cabin deep in the Bavarian forest. But when his friend, Lola,...

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A fatal affair  by Faith Martin

A fatal affair

Faith Martin

Book

"As May Day dawns in the peaceful village of Middle Fenton, a young woman is found brutally strangled, her body tied up with ribbons in the middle of the green. A week later, her boyfriend is found hanged in a local barn, and the police assume guilt ...

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An unexpected peril  by Deanna Raybourn

An unexpected peril

Deanna Raybourn

Book

"A princess is missing and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar® Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity ...

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Daughters of night  by Laura. author. Shepherd-Robinson

Daughters of night

Laura. author. Shepherd-Robinson

Book

"London, 1782. Desperate for her politician husband to return home from France, Caroline 'Caro' Corsham is already in a state of anxiety when she finds a well-dressed woman mortally wounded in the bowers of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The Bow Stre...

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The reckoning by M. J. Trow

The reckoning

M. J. Trow

Large Print

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

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Mr Campion's séance by Mike Ripley

Mr Campion's séance

Mike Ripley

Large Print

"1946, London. The eagerly anticipated new detective novel from Albert Campion's godsibling, bestselling author Evadne Childe, is proving to be another runaway success. Unfortunately, it has also caught the attention of Superintendent Stanislaus Oates...

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The clockmaker by Jane Adams

The clockmaker

Jane Adams

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"February, 1929. Clockmaker Abraham Levy's young nephew has vanished. He was last seen boarding a train on his way to see his fiancee, and with no sign of foul play, the suspicion is that he may have got cold feet about his upcoming nuptials and alighted...

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