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The midnight hour by Elly Griffiths

The midnight hour

Elly Griffiths

Audio CD

"When once-famous theatrical impresario Bert Billingham is found dead, no one suspects foul play. But when the post mortem reveals that he was poisoned, suspicion falls on his wife, eccentric ex-Music Hall star Verity Malone. Frustrated by the police...

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Proper scoundrels by Allie Therin

Proper scoundrels

Allie Therin

eAudiobook

London, 1925. Sebastian de Leon is adjusting to life after three years spent enthralled by blood magic. The atrocities he committed under its control still weigh heavily on his conscience, but when he's asked to investigate a series of mysterious murders,...

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Closed circle  by Robert Goddard

Closed circle

Robert Goddard

Book

"The year is 1931. The new and luxurious transatlantic liner Empress of Britain is on her eastward passage. Among the first-class passengers on board are two English confidence tricksters, making a discreet exit from a little awkwardness they have left...

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Death on a winter's day  by Verity Bright

Death on a winter's day

Verity Bright

Book

"Christmas at the castle with holly, handmade gifts, snowflakes and... is that a body under the tree? Someone call Lady Swift! Winter, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift, amateur sleuth and reluctant lady of the manor, has been invited to spend Christmas in Scotland,...

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Prayers of the dead  by Priscilla Royal

Prayers of the dead

Priscilla Royal

Book

"November 1283. Prioress Eleanor's cousin, the Earl of Ness, visits with his wife, Eda. When his unloved spouse is murdered in the priory chapel with his knife, he becomes the prime suspect. Another murder follows. Eda's quiet priest is killed in the...

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The chapel in the woods  by Dolores Gordon-Smith

The chapel in the woods

Dolores Gordon-Smith

Book

"Enjoying a weekend in the country with his cousin Isabelle, Jack Haldean is intrigued to learn that the neighbouring estate of Birchen Bower has been bought by wealthy Canadian businessman Tom Jago. Determined to restore the place to its former glory,...

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From a dark horizon  by Luke McCallin

From a dark horizon

Luke McCallin

Book

"It's the final days of the Great War and four years of grinding conflict has warped more than one man's mind. When a secret meeting of top brass is called someone sets off a bomb that kills all the attendees. It looks for sure that one of the men in...

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The last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer

The last Mona Lisa

Jonathan Santlofer

Large Print

"August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now in the Louvre is a ...

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Treachery at Hursley Park House  by Claire Gradidge

Treachery at Hursley Park House

Claire Gradidge

Book

"DECEMBER 1942. As the war rages on, the accidental death of a young man is almost unremarkable. Except this young man was patrolling the grounds of Hursley Park House, where teams are designing crucial modifications to the Spitfire - and he was foun...

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Murder in the drawing room  by C. J. Archer

Murder in the drawing room

C. J. Archer

Book

"Scandal, secrets and bawdy photographs are uncovered when the wife of a politician is murdered. Untangle the lies with Cleo and her friends and find the killer. When Harry Armitage passes an investigation to Cleo involving adultery, they both think it...

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The crystal crypt  by Fiona Veitch Smith

The crystal crypt

Fiona Veitch Smith

Book

"The 1920s most stylish sleuth returns in The Crystal Crypt for another thrilling murder mystery! But accidents can still happen... Perhaps there was something out of her control, something she couldn't have foreseen... Like someone plotting to kill ...

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Cast the first stone  by Catherine Hanley

Cast the first stone

Catherine Hanley

Book

"November, 1217: Edwin Weaver is back in his home village of Conisbrough. But if he thinks life is going to be peaceful, he's wrong: the new bailiff is unpopular and cruel, and soon his murdered corpse is discovered. Everything points to the culprit being...

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The death beat  by Fiona Veitch Smith

The death beat

Fiona Veitch Smith

Book

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

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Where God does not walk  by Luke McCallin

Where God does not walk

Luke McCallin

Book

"The Western Front, July 1918. Gregor Reinhardt is a young lieutenant in a stormtrooper battalion on the Western Front when one of his subordinates is accused of murdering a group of officers, and then subsequently trying to take his own life. Not wanting...

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No one notices the boys  by Michelle Birkby

No one notices the boys

Michelle Birkby

Book

"As Sherlock and Watson return from the famous Hound of the Baskervilles case, Mrs Hudson and Mary must face their own Hound, in the swirling fog of Victorian London . . . When Mrs Hudson falls ill, she is taken into a private ward at St Barts hospit...

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The winter guest by W. C. Ryan

The winter guest

W. C. Ryan

eAudiobook

The drive leads past the gate house and through the trees towards the big house, visible through the winter-bared branches. Its windows stare down at Harkin and the sea beyond . . . January 1921. Though the Great War is over, in Ireland a new, civil...

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Spring of hope  by Cora Harrison

Spring of hope

Cora Harrison

Book

"March, 1859. After the 'Great Stink' of the previous summer when Parliament was overwhelmed by the stench of sewage from the River Thames, and with cholera running rife throughout the city, Charles Dickens has a new enthusiasm. Having formed a firm ...

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The blood covenant  by Chris Nickson

The blood covenant

Chris Nickson

Book

"Leeds. November, 1823. When a doctor from the infirmary tells thief-taker Simon Westow about the brutal deaths of two young boys at the hands of a mill overseer, Simon's painful memories of his childhood reawaken. Unable to sleep, he goes for a walk...

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Murder in the park  by Jeanne M. Dams

Murder in the park

Jeanne M. Dams

Book

"June, 1925. Having been widowed in the First World War, Elizabeth Fairchild lives a quiet life at the home of her wealthy parents in genteel Oak Park Village, Illinois. Although she does her best to avoid emotional entanglements, determined never to...

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The custom house murder  by Mike Hollow

The custom house murder

Mike Hollow

Book

"September 1940 is finally drawing to a close. With London having endured the Blitz for nearly a month, people are calling for vengeance: Britain should retaliate even harder with their own bombing campaign in enemy territory. But once again the night...

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The Stratford murder  by Mike Hollow

The Stratford murder

Mike Hollow

Book

"October, 1940. Bombs are falling on Stratford when air-raid warden Sylvia Parks sees a house with a light shining like a beacon to the enemy aircraft overhead, violating the strict blackout regulations. With no answer at the door she manages to break...

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Down a dark river  by Karen Odden

Down a dark river

Karen Odden

Book

"London, 1878. One April morning, a small boat bearing a young woman's corpse floats down the murky waters of the Thames. When the victim is identified as Rose Albert, daughter of a prominent judge, the Scotland Yard director gives the case to Michae...

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A counterfeit suitor  by Darcie Wilde

A counterfeit suitor

Darcie Wilde

Book

"It is every mama's dearest wish that her daughter marries well. But how to ensure that a seemingly earnest suitor is not merely a fortune hunter? Rosalind is involved in just such a case, discreetly investigating a client's prospective son-in-law, when...

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A fatal night  by Faith Martin

A fatal night

Faith Martin

Book

"New Year's Eve, 1962. As a snowstorm rages outside, Oxford high society gathers to ring in the new year at the city's most exclusive party. This is a soiree no one will forget... not least because a guest is found dead in his car the next morning. It...

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The lammas wild by Alys Clare

The lammas wild

Alys Clare

Large Print

"It is the summer of 1100, and after seven long years away in Spain, Lassair is finally going home. Back to her beloved mentor Gurdyman. Back to her family. And back to young lawman Jack Chevestrier, who Lassair hopes still carries the same deep feelings...

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Darkness beyond by Marjorie Eccles

Darkness beyond

Marjorie Eccles

Large Print

"February, 1933. When their eldest brother Paul walks into their hallway, fourteen years after he was presumed dead, successful property developers Thea and Teddy Millar are beset with questions. Where has he been? Why has he never written to let them...

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A gambling man by David Baldacci

A gambling man

David Baldacci

Large Print

"The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if you’re...

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The shadows of men by Abir Mukherjee

The shadows of men

Abir Mukherjee

Large Print

"Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can the officers of the Imperial Police Force--Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant "Surrender-Not" Banerjee--track down those responsible...

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A toast to the old stones  by Denzil Meyrick

A toast to the old stones

Denzil Meyrick

Book

"It's 1968, and the fishermen of Kinloch are preparing to celebrate the old New Year on the twelfth of January. The annual pilgrimage to the Auld Stones is a tradition that goes back beyond memory, and young Hamish, first mate on the Girl Maggie, is ...

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Proposing mischief  by Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings

Proposing mischief

Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings

Book

"Maisie Kentworth is stuck on the ranch. Having fallen in love with the wrong guy, she can't risk inflaming things between her former beau and her protective family. Left to rue her mistakes, she keeps busy exploring the idle mine at the edge of thei...

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The mystic's accomplice by Mary Miley

The mystic's accomplice

Mary Miley

eBook

"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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A murder inside  by Frances Brody

A murder inside

Frances Brody

Book

"1969. A job in the Prison Service is not for everyone. The training is hard, the cells are bleak and a thick skin is needed. But for Nell Lewis, helping prisoners is something she cares about deeply, and when she's promoted into a new post as governor...

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Sherlock Holmes & Count Dracula  by Christian Klaver

Sherlock Holmes & Count Dracula

Christian Klaver

Book

"Sherlock Holmes is dead. His body lies in a solitary grave on the Sussex Downs, England. But Dr. Watson survives, and is now given permission to release tales in Sherlock's 'classified dossier', those cases that are, dear reader, unbelievable--for t...

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A secret never told  by Shelley Noble

A secret never told

Shelley Noble

Book

"Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in A Secret Never Told, the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble. Philomena Amesbury, expatriate Countess of Dunbridge, is bored. Coney Island...

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The bookseller's tale by Ann Swinfen

The bookseller's tale

Ann Swinfen

eBook

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

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The Blitz detective  by Mike Hollow

The Blitz detective

Mike Hollow

Book

"Saturday 7th September, 1940. The sun is shining, and in the midst of the good weather Londoners could be mistaken for forgetting their country was at war - until the familiar wail of the air-raid sirens heralds an enemy attack. The Blitz has started,...

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The Pimlico murder  by Mike Hollow

The Pimlico murder

Mike Hollow

Book

"Armistice Day 1940. The Blitz Detective John Jago finds himself despatched to Pimlico to investigate a suspicious death. A young man, Terry Watson, has been found in an Anderson shelter, battered about the head, and with two white poppies in his pocket....

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Five Decembers  by James Kestrel

Five Decembers

James Kestrel

Book

"December 1941. America teeters on the brink of war, and in Honolulu, Hawaii, police detective Joe McGrady is assigned to investigate a homicide that will change his life forever. Because the trail of murder he uncovers will lead him across the Pacific,...

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The red monarch  by Bella Ellis

The red monarch

Bella Ellis

Book

"The Bronte sisters' first poetry collection has just been published, potentially marking an end to their careers as amateur detectors, when Anne receives a letter from her friend Lydia Robinson. Lydia has eloped with a young actor, Harry Roxby, and ...

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Murder is in the air by Frances Brody

Murder is in the air

Frances Brody

Large Print

"North Yorkshire, 1930. It's the season for warm and spirited countryside celebrations. Ever since the war, pubs have been in the doldrums, and in an attempt to promote and breathe new life back into the business, brewers select a charismatic employee...

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Magic in the weave  by Alys Clare

Magic in the weave

Alys Clare

Book

"October, 1604. Plague has hit London, and the theatres are closed. But the capital's loss is Plymouth's gain, when a London theatre troupe, the Company, arrive on their 'Plague Tour'. Country physician Gabriel Taverner is both bewitched and unnerved...

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Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at Wedgefield Manor

Erica Ruth Neubauer

eAudiobook

In the wake of World War I, Jane Wunderly--a thoroughly modern young American widow--is traveling abroad, enjoying the hospitality of an English lord and a perfectly proper manor house, until murder makes an unwelcome appearance ... England, 1926: We...

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The Pimlico murder by Mike Hollow

The Pimlico murder

Mike Hollow

eBook

"Armistice Day 1940. The Blitz Detective John Jago finds himself despatched to Pimlico to investigate a suspicious death. A young man, Terry Watson, has been found in an Anderson shelter, battered about the head, and with two white poppies in his pocket....

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A secret never told by Shelley Noble

A secret never told

Shelley Noble

eBook

Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in A Secret Never Told, the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.Philomena Amesbury, expatriate Countess of Dunbridge, is bored. Coney Island...

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City of ghosts  by Ben Creed

City of ghosts

Ben Creed

Book

"City of Ghosts is set in the Leningrad of 1951 where the shadows of the war and the threats of Stalinism loom large. When five blackened corpses are found neatly arranged between three parallel railway lines, even Revol Rossel - once a Conservatoire...

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A haunting at Holkham  by Anne Glenconner

A haunting at Holkham

Anne Glenconner

Book

"It's Christmas 1943 and Lady Anne Coke has returned to Holkham Hall from Scotland. But her home is now an army base, with large sections out of bounds. And 11-year-old Anne is in the care of a new governess, whom she hates and believes to be hiding ...

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The shadow of the empire  by Xiaolong Qiu

The shadow of the empire

Xiaolong Qiu

Book

"Judge Dee Renjie, Empress Wu's newly appointed Imperial Circuit Supervisor for the Tang Empire, is visiting provinces surrounding the grand capital of Chang'an. One night a knife is thrown through his window with a cryptic note attached: 'A high-flying...

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Mrs. Jeffries and the midwinter murders  by Emily Brightwell

Mrs. Jeffries and the midwinter murders

Emily Brightwell

Book

"Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon should be checking off their Christmas present list but instead they're listing murder suspects in this latest entry of the beloved Victorian Mystery series. Harriet Andover had no intention of dying young like...

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Vine Street  by Dominic Nolan

Vine Street

Dominic Nolan

Book

"Soho, 1935. A snarling, skull-cracking misanthrope, Geats marshals the grimy rabble according to his own elastic moral code. The narrow alleys are brimming with jazz bars, bookies, blackshirts, ponces and tarts so when a body is found above the Windmill...

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Four thousand days  by M. J. Trow

Four thousand days

M. J. Trow

Book

"October, 1900. University College, London. When the spreadeagled body of one of her students is discovered in her rented room shortly after attending one of her lectures, Dr Margaret Murray is disinclined to accept the official verdict of suicide an...

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Murder, sweet murder  by Eleanor Kuhns

Murder, sweet murder

Eleanor Kuhns

Book

"January, 1801. When Lydia's estranged father is accused of murder, Will Rees escorts her to Boston to uncover the truth. Marcus Farrell is believed to have murdered one of his workers, a boy from Jamaica where he owns a plantation. Marcus swears he'...

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Miss Moriarty, I presume?  by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Miss Moriarty, I presume?

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Book

"A most unexpected client shows up at Charlotte Holmes's doorstep: Moriarty himself. Moriarty fears that tragedy has befallen his daughter and wants Charlotte to find out the truth. Charlotte and Mrs. Watson travel to a remote community of occult pra...

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Nightshade  by E. S. Thomson

Nightshade

E. S. Thomson

Book

"London, 1851. Restless and bored after a long hot summer, apothecary and poison expert Jem Flockhart decides to redesign her physic garden. But plans are thrown into confusion when a man's skeleton is unearthed from beneath the deadly nightshade, a ...

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The return of the pharaoh  by Nicholas Meyer

The return of the pharaoh

Nicholas Meyer

Book

"Sherlock Holmes returns in an adventure that takes him to Egypt in search of a missing nobleman, a previously undiscovered pharaoh's tomb, and a conspiracy that threatens his very life. With his international bestseller, The Seven Per Cent Solution,...

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Death on a pale horse by Donald Thomas

Death on a pale horse

Donald Thomas

eBook

Sherlock Holmes and his biographer Dr. Watson go up against their toughest adversary yet when Colonel Hunter Moran, a disgraced English officer, cuts a swath of destruction across the world.

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Punishment of a hunter  by Yulia Yakovleva

Punishment of a hunter

Yulia Yakovleva

Book

"1930s Leningrad. As a mood of fear cloaks the city, Investigator Vasily Zaitsev is called on to investigate a series of bizarre and seemingly motiveless murders. In each case, the victim is curiously dressed and posed in extravagantly arranged settings....

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Murder at Elm House  by Helena Dixon

Murder at Elm House

Helena Dixon

Book

"1934. Accidental amateur sleuth Kitty Underhay is being escorted by ex-army captain Matthew Bryant on an errand of mercy, as she takes a basket of grapes to her nemesis Mrs Craven, who is recuperating from a recent operation. But their arrival at Elm...

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Night train to Paris  by Fliss Chester

Night train to Paris

Fliss Chester

Book

"Paris, 1945. Fen looked out over the rooftops as the sun was setting. The letter she was holding, written on blue paper, was the clue she'd been searching for. She wiped away a tear and pulled herself together. Who would want to murder her dearest friend?...

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Murder at the Savoy  by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the Savoy

Jim Eldridge

Book

"September 1940: the height of the Blitz. When The Savoy advertises its very safe series underground shelters, a crowd of people from Stepney in East London arrive at the hotel and demand entry. There they find a shelter worthy of The Savoy's clientele:...

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A Christmas legacy  by Anne Perry

A Christmas legacy

Anne Perry

Book

"After leaving her position with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt to get married, Gracie thought her days as a maid were behind her. But when her good friend's daughter, Millie, turns up on her doorstep just before the holidays, frantic because things are g...

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Murder at the Dolphin Hotel  by Helena Dixon

Murder at the Dolphin Hotel

Helena Dixon

Book

"A room with a view... to murder. June 1933. Independent young Kitty Underhay has been left in charge of her family's hotel, The Dolphin, on the tranquil English coast. She's expecting her days at the bustling resort to be filled with comfortable chatter...

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The bloodless boy  by Robert J. Lloyd

The bloodless boy

Robert J. Lloyd

Book

"The City of London, New Year's Day, 1678. Eleven years have passed since the Great Fire ripped through the City. Twenty since the death of Cromwell and the restoration of a king. London is gripped by hysteria, where rumours of Catholic plots and sin...

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The unknown woman of the Seine  by Brooks Hansen

The unknown woman of the Seine

Brooks Hansen

Book

"In the late autumn of 1889, the body of an unknown woman appeared on the banks of the Seine River in Paris. It was taken to the city morgue behind Notre Dame and put on display for a month, according to protocol. The eerie beauty of the young woman'...

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All the little hopes by Leah Weiss

All the little hopes

Leah Weiss

Large Print

"Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's the same since the boys shipped off to war and worry took their place. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is curious and clever, but she can't make sense of it all. Then Allie Bert Tucker comes to town,...

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Orders to kill  by Edward Marston

Orders to kill

Edward Marston

Book

"December, 1917. Ada Hobbs has cleaned for Dr Tindall for many years and begins this frosty morning like any other day. But it turns out the house is not empty after all. The blood-covered George Tindall is sprawled across the floor. Detective Inspector...

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Down a dark river by Karen Odden

Down a dark river

Karen Odden

eBook

London, 1878. One April morning, a small boat bearing a young woman's corpse floats down the murky waters of the Thames. When the victim is identified as Rose Albert, daughter of a prominent judge, the Scotland Yard director gives the case to Michael...

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Down a dark river by Karen Odden

Down a dark river

Karen Odden

eAudiobook

London, 1878. One April morning, a small boat bearing a young woman's corpse floats down the murky waters of the Thames. When the victim is identified as Rose Albert, daughter of a prominent judge, the Scotland Yard director gives the case to Michael...

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Black drop  by Leonora Nattrass

Black drop

Leonora Nattrass

Book

"July 1794, and the streets of London are filled with rumours of revolution. Laurence Jago - clerk to the Foreign Office - is ever more reliant on the Black Drop to ease his nightmares. A highly sensitive letter has been leaked to the press, and Laurence...

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All that is secret  by Patricia Raybon

All that is secret

Patricia Raybon

Book

"In the winter of 1923, Professor Annalee Spain--a daring but overworked theologian at a small Chicago Bible college--receives a cryptic telegram calling her home to Denver to solve the mystery of the murder of her beloved but estranged father. For a...

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Mr Campion's wings  by Mike Ripley

Mr Campion's wings

Mike Ripley

Book

"A gruesome discovery at an aircraft hanger leads Albert Campion into a turbulent mystery set in Cambridge in the middle of the Cold War. Cambridge, 1965. The honorary doctorate ceremony for Albert Campion's wife takes a dramatic turn when Lady Amanda...

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Three debts paid  by Anne Perry

Three debts paid

Anne Perry

Book

"It is February 1912 when barrister Daniel Pitt is reunited with his old college friend, Inspector Ian Frobisher. Following allegations of plagiarism, one of their Cambridge University professors has committed an assault, and Ian has recommended that...

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Night train to Napier  by Wendy M. Wilson

Night train to Napier

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"New Zealand, 1881: Sgt. Frank Hardy is confined to Somes Island in Wellington Harbour, in quarantine, when an American detective tells him that his father is in trouble. A shipboard romance has put him in the sights of a gang from San Francisco. Hardy...

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Murder at Kensington Palace by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Kensington Palace

Andrea Penrose

Large Print

"Charlotte Sloane's secret identity as the controversial satirical cartoonist A.J. Quill is safe with the Earl of Wrexford, but sharing the truth about her background has cast shadows on their relationship. When her cousin is murdered and his twin brother...

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The moonlit murders  by Fliss Chester

The moonlit murders

Fliss Chester

Book

"When a journey to New York is interrupted by missing diamonds and a body in the lifeboat, there is only one woman who can help: Fen Churche! 1945. Fen Churche follows her dreams and sails for New York. She books passage on a steam ship from France to...

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Murder in the belltower  by Helena Dixon

Murder in the belltower

Helena Dixon

Book

"Kitty Underhay's hymn book is open... at murder. Winter, 1933. Kitty Underhay is enjoying a restorative break from sleuthing on a visit to her family at Enderley Hall. The only thing marring her peace - aside from the uncomfortable sensation she has...

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Murder on the dance floor  by Helena Dixon

Murder on the dance floor

Helena Dixon

Book

"Kitty Underhay's dance card is full... of death. November 1933. Amateur sleuth-cum-dutiful granddaughter Kitty Underhay stifles a sigh of boredom as she attends the annual Hoteliers' Association Dinner and Dance on behalf of her grandmother, the pro...

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A dangerous goodbye  by Fliss Chester

A dangerous goodbye

Fliss Chester

Book

"Your lost love never came home after the war. Would you risk everything to find out what happened to him? 1944. While war rages in Europe, Fenella Churche is doing her bit in the green fields of England. But when she finds a letter addressed to her on...

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Murder at the playhouse  by Helena Dixon

Murder at the playhouse

Helena Dixon

Book

"Late Summer, 1933. After a quarrel with too-plucky-for-her-own-good amateur sleuth Kitty Underhay, dashing ex-army captain Matthew Bryant is nursing his wounds, and a tumbler of brandy, when there's a heavy knock at the door and he finds himself arrested...

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Murder at Enderley Hall  by Helena Dixon

Murder at Enderley Hall

Helena Dixon

Book

"An escape to the country... ends in death. Summer 1933. Fresh from the discovery that she has family living nearby, Kitty Underhay has packed her carpet bag, commandeered a chambermaid and set off on a visit to stately Enderley Hall. She's looking forward...

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The Pickwick murders  by Heather Redmond

The Pickwick murders

Heather Redmond

Book

"London, January 1836: Just weeks before the release of his first book, Charles is intrigued by an invitation to join the exclusive Lightning Club. But his initiation in a basement maze takes a wicked turn when he stumbles upon the corpse of Samuel P...

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Murder most festive  by Ada Moncrieff

Murder most festive

Ada Moncrieff

Book

"Imagine being stuck indoors with your family, waiting for something to happen... and then disaster strikes. Christmas 1938. The Westbury family and assorted friends have gathered together for another legendary Christmas at their Sussex mansion. As f...

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Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens  by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Andrea Penrose

Book

"One advantage of being caught up in a whirl of dress fittings and decisions about flower arrangements and breakfast menus is that Charlotte Sloane has little time for any pre-wedding qualms. Her love for Wrexford isn't in question. But will being a ...

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Spirits and smoke  by Mary Miley Theobald

Spirits and smoke

Mary Miley Theobald

Book

"December, 1924. Young widow Maddie Pastore feels fortunate to be employed by the well-meaning but fraudulent medium Carlotta Romany. Investigating Carlotta's clients isn't work she's proud of, but she's proud of how well she does it. Maddie's talent...

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Shadow of spain  by Fiona Buckley

Shadow of spain

Fiona Buckley

Book

"March, 1588. With England in a state of high alert as King Philip of Spain amasses a vast fleet of warships ready to invade, Queen Elizabeth and her advisors seek a possible alliance with the Duke of Parma, Governor of the Netherlands. But their plans...

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The Mitford vanishing  by Jessica Fellowes

The Mitford vanishing

Jessica Fellowes

Book

"1937. War with Germany is looming, and a civil war already raging in Spain. Split across political lines, the six Mitford sisters are more divided than ever. Meanwhile their former maid Louisa Cannon is now a private detective, working with her ex-p...

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A Christmas carol murder  by Heather Redmond

A Christmas carol murder

Heather Redmond

Book

"London, December 1835: Charles and Kate are out with friends and family for a chilly night of caroling and good cheer. But their blood truly runs cold when their singing is interrupted by a body plummeting from an upper window of a house. They soon learn...

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A lesson in murder  by Verity Bright

A lesson in murder

Verity Bright

Book

"When Lady Swift is invited to her old school, she walks through familiar classrooms, finds her favourite books in the library... and surely that's not a body? Time for a lesson in murder! Autumn, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift is invited to her old school,...

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Murder in an English glade  by Jessica Ellicott

Murder in an English glade

Jessica Ellicott

Book

"When a member of the Walmsley Parva upper crust, Constance Maitland, seeks to hire Beryl and Edwina for a sham investigation into an alleged dalliance by her sister-in-law Ursula to quell potentially scandalous accusations by an unstable cousin, it is...

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The savage kind  by John (Novelist) Copenhaver

The savage kind

John (Novelist) Copenhaver

Book

"Philippa Watson, a good-natured yet troubled seventeen-year-old, has just moved to Washington, DC. She's lonely until she meets Judy Peabody, a brilliant and tempestuous classmate. The girls become unlikely friends and fashion themselves as intellec...

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Murder at Mallowan Hall  by Colleen (Pseudonym) Cambridge

Murder at Mallowan Hall

Colleen (Pseudonym) Cambridge

Book

"Devon. Mallowan Hall combines the best of English tradition with the modern conveniences of 1930. The manor is home to archaeologist Max Mallowan and his famous wife, Agatha Christie. Housekeeper Phyllida Bright manages the large household, and is both...

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Dark queen watching by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen watching

P. C. Doherty

eBook

November, 1471. With Edward of York on the English throne and her son, Henry Tudor, in exile in Brittany, the newly-widowed Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, is alone, without protectors. All she can do is wait and watch, planning for a time when...

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Murder by numbers by Eric Brown

Murder by numbers

Eric Brown

Large Print

"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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Forest of secrets by Fiona Buckley

Forest of secrets

Fiona Buckley

Large Print

"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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November rain  by Maureen Jennings

November rain

Maureen Jennings

Book

"Charlotte's boss at T. Gilmore and Associates takes off on a mysterious trip to Europe, leaving Charlotte in charge of the detective agency. Mrs. Jessop hires the newly promoted Private Investigator to inquire into the untimely death of her son, a v...

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Heat wave  by Maureen Jennings

Heat wave

Maureen Jennings

Book

"July 1936. Toronto is in the grip of a deadly heat wave. Horses are dropping in the street. Charlotte Frayne is the junior associate in a two-person private-investigation firm owned by T. Gilmore. Anti-Semitism and murder in Toronto the Good in the depths...

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God rest ye, royal gentlemen  by Rhys Bowen

God rest ye, royal gentlemen

Rhys Bowen

Book

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch is hanging the stockings with care when a murder interrupts her holiday cheer in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen. For my first Christmas as a married woman, it se...

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A quite place to kill by N. R. author. Daws

A quite place to kill

N. R. author. Daws

Audio CD

"July 1940. As the Battle of Britain begins, the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary carry out the dangerous task of ferrying warplanes to RAF airbases. But for the ATA detachment sent to the base at Scotney, it's not only in the skies that they're ...

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Sherlock Holmes & the three winter terrors  by James Lovegrove

Sherlock Holmes & the three winter terrors

James Lovegrove

Book

"1889. The First Terror. At a boys prep school in the Kent marshes, a pupil is found drowned in a pond. Could this be the fulfilment of a witch's curse from two hundred years earlier? ... 1890. The Second Terror. A wealthy man dies of a heart attack at...

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