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Historical crime new titles

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A suspicion of silver by P. F. Chisholm

A suspicion of silver

P. F. Chisholm

Large Print

Edinburgh, 1593. The new year begins. Sir Robert Carey has just foiled a double plot against King James. He rides for Leith hunting the would-be assassin now identified as Joachim Hochstetter, also known as Jonathan Hepburn. Has he taken ship for the...

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The American agent by Jacqueline Winspear

The American agent

Jacqueline Winspear

Large Print

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

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The FlimFlam affair by Bill Pronzini

The FlimFlam affair

Bill Pronzini

Large Print

"The Flimflam Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series. Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services is a fixture in San Francisco at the dawn of a new c...

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An act of villainy  by Ashley Weaver

An act of villainy

Ashley Weaver

Large Print

"Walking through London's West End after a night at the theater, Amory Ames and her husband Milo run into wealthy investor and former actor Gerard Holloway. Holloway and his wife Georgina are old friends of theirs, and when Holloway invites them to the...

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The black ascot by Charles Todd

The black ascot

Charles Todd

Large Print

"An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during...

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A shot in the dark by Lynne Truss

A shot in the dark

Lynne Truss

Large Print

"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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The mobster's lament by Ray Celestin

The mobster's lament

Ray Celestin

Audio CD

"New York, 1947. Private Investigator Ida Davis has been called from Chicago by her old friend Michael's daughter, Maeve, to investigate a miscarriage of justice case. A young man has been framed for a killing spree in a Harlem flophouse, and is set to...

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The Burgundian's tale by Kate Sedley

The Burgundian's tale

Kate Sedley

eBook

Fifteenth-century sleuth Roger the Chapman, whose fourth child has recently died, is summoned to London, where the son of one of the ladies-in-waiting to the Duchess of Burgundy has been beaten to death.

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Lucifer's harvest by Mel Starr

Lucifer's harvest

Mel Starr

eBook

King Charles of France has announced that he is confiscating Aquitaine, and Prince Edward has sent for knights and men at arms from England to assist him in opposing the French king. Lord Gilbert Talbot is required to provide five knights, twelve squires,...

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Trickster by Sam Michaels

Trickster

Sam Michaels

eBook

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Gallows court by Martin Edwards

Gallows court

Martin Edwards

Audio CD

"London, 1930. A headless corpse; an apparent suicide in a locked room; a man burned alive during an illusionist's show in front of thousands of people. Scotland Yard is baffled by the sequence of ghastly murders unfolding across the city and at the centre...

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In the shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson

In the shadow of Croft Towers

Abigail Wilson

Large Print

"When Sybil Delafield's coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil's arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of...

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The lacemaker's secret by Kathleen Ernst

The lacemaker's secret

Kathleen Ernst

Large Print

"Greed, uncertainty, and death get tangled in the mystery of a rare piece of Belgian lace. Curator Chloe Ellefson needs distraction from the unsettling family secret she's just learned. It doesn't help that her boyfriend, Roelke McKenna, has been troubled...

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Uneasy lies the crown by Tasha Alexander

Uneasy lies the crown

Tasha Alexander

Large Print

"On her deathbed, Queen Victoria asks to speak privately with trusted agent of the Crown Colin Hargreaves, slipping him a letter with her last, parting command: Une sanz pluis. Sapere aude. "One and no more. Dare to know." The year is 1901 and the death...

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Traitor's codex  by Jeri. author. Westerson

Traitor's codex

Jeri. author. Westerson

Book

"Crispin Guest, Tracker of London, is enjoying his ale in the Boar's Tusk tavern - until a stranger leaves a mysterious wrapped bundle on his table, telling him, "You'll know what to do." Inside is an ancient leather-bound book written in an unrecogn...

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A veil removed  by Michelle (Historical fiction writer) Cox

A veil removed

Michelle (Historical fiction writer)...

Book

"Increasingly convinced that his father's death was not an accident, Clive launches an investigation, despite his mother's belief that he has become 'mentally disturbed' with grief. Henrietta eventually joins forces with Clive on their first real case,...

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The language of the dead by Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

The language of the dead

Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

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"German bombers are arriving daily, seeking to crush England. But in a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet until an elderly loner, Will Blackwell, is brutally murdered. The method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the tradi...

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The blood by E. S. Thomson

The blood

E. S. Thomson

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"Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find themselves on board the seamen's floating hospital, an old hulk known only as The Blood, where prejudice, ambition and murder seethe...

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The Brewer of Preston by Andrea Camilleri

The Brewer of Preston

Andrea Camilleri

Audio CD

1870s Sicily. Much to the displeasure of Vigàta's stubborn populace, the town has just been unified under the Kingdom of Italy. They're now in the hands of a new government they don't understand, and they definitely don't like. Eugenio Bortuzzi has been...

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Death in focus  by Anne Perry

Death in focus

Anne Perry

Book

"It is 1933 and Europe is a place of increasing fear and violence. Young British photographer Elena Standish is on assignment in Amalfi when she meets Ian Newton, a charming Englishman with whom she falls in love. But what does she really know about ...

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The drowned woman by Terry Lynn Thomas

The drowned woman

Terry Lynn Thomas

eBook

Family secrets won't always stay buried... December 1937. When Zeke's sister-in-law Rachel Caen was found dead on Christmas Eve, her family assumed that she had taken her own life. Now five years later, one of the emeralds that Rachel was wearing at the...

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Death of an eye by Dana Stabenow

Death of an eye

Dana Stabenow

eBook

A historical series debut - set in Ancient Egypt - from the author of the Edgar-award winning Kate Shugak novels.

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A conspiracy of wolves  by Candace M. Robb

A conspiracy of wolves

Candace M. Robb

Book

"1374. When a member of one of York's most prominent families is found dead in the woods, his throat torn out, rumours spread like wildfire that wolves are running loose throughout the city. Persuaded to investigate by the victim's father, Owen Archer...

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Night watch  by David C. Taylor

Night watch

David C. Taylor

Book

"New York, 1956. A couple walking through Central Park on a fall evening are confronted by a hansom cab driver, only to kill him and casually walk away. Who are the couple and did they know the man? A man commits suicide by throwing himself through a...

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Excellent intentions  by Richard Hull

Excellent intentions

Richard Hull

Book

"'From the point of view of the nation, it's a good thing that he died.'... Great Barwick's least popular man is murdered on a train. Twelve jurors sit in court. Four suspects are identified - but which of them is on trial? This novel has all the makings...

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The lost girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The lost girls of Paris

Pam Jenoff

Large Print

"1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her ow...

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The golden tresses of the dead by C. Alan Bradley

The golden tresses of the dead

C. Alan Bradley

Large Print

"Flavia de Luce, the twelve-year-old chemist and amateur detective is eager to turn professional. She and her father's valet, Dogger, have founded a detective agency, Arthur Dogger & Associates, and unexpectedly cut into their first case during the revelry...

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A different kind of evil by Andrew Wilson

A different kind of evil

Andrew Wilson

Large Print

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

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The almanack  by Martine Bailey

The almanack

Martine Bailey

Book

"During the midsummer of 1752, following a desperate summons from her mother, Tabitha Hart departs London for her home village of Netherlea - only to discover that her mother has drowned. Determined to discover the truth about the Widow Hart's death,...

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All the tears in China by Sulari Gentill

All the tears in China

Sulari Gentill

eBook

Shanghai in 1935 is a twentieth-century Babylon, an expatriate playground where fortunes are made and lost, where East and West collide, and the stakes include life itself. Into this, Rowland Sinclair arrives from Sydney to represent his brother at.....

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Felicity Carrol and the perilous pursuit by Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Felicity Carrol and the perilous pursuit

Patricia Santos Marcantonio

eBook

Felicity Carrol is interested in everything--except being a proper young matron of Victorian society. Brilliant and resourceful, Felicity took refuge in science and education after her mother died and her father abandoned her to servants. Now, all he...

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Dear Laura by Jean Stubbs

Dear Laura

Jean Stubbs

Audio CD

Wimbledon, England, 1889. When Theodore Crozier is found dead the neighbourhood hopes the cause may be suicide, if only to spare further pain for both his dutiful wife Laura and beloved brother Titus. However there is more to the matter - a whisper o...

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Murder at the British Museum by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the British Museum

Jim Eldridge

Audio CD

1894. A well-respected academic is found dead in a gentlemen's convenience cubicle at the British Museum, the stall locked from the inside. Professor Lance Pickering had been due to give a talk promoting the museum's new "Age of King Arthur" exhibition...

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The great revolt by P. C. Doherty

The great revolt

P. C. Doherty

Audio CD

June 1381. The rebel armies are massed outside London, determined to overturn both crown and church. Brother Athelstan, meanwhile, has been summoned to the monastery at Blackfriars, tasked with solving the murder of his fellow priest, Brother Alberic...

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Shadows of Athens by J. M. Alvey

Shadows of Athens

J. M. Alvey

Audio CD

443 BC, and, after decades of war with Persia, peace has finally come to Athens. The city is being rebuilt, and commerce and culture are flourishing. Aspiring playwright Philocles has come home to find a man with his throat cut slumped against his front...

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The Egyptian antiquities murder  by Sara Rosett

The Egyptian antiquities murder

Sara Rosett

Book

"October 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn't believe in curses - especially ancient curses - and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn't the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth...

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The king's evil  by Andrew Taylor

The king's evil

Andrew Taylor

Book

"A royal scandal that could change the face of England forever... London 1667. In the Court of Charles II, it's a dangerous time to be alive - a wrong move may lead to disgrace, exile or death. The discovery of a body at Clarendon House, the palatial...

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The American agent  by Jacqueline Winspear

The American agent

Jacqueline Winspear

Book

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

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Casanova and the faceless woman by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

Casanova and the faceless woman

Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

eBook

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The godless by P. C. Doherty

The godless

P. C. Doherty

eBook

A number of prostitutes in 14th century London are brutally murdered, with blood-red wigs placed upon their heads; at the same time a war cog ship bound for Calais is destroyed: is there a connection, and are the rumours true that the mysterious Oriflamme...

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An artless demise  by Anna Lee Huber

An artless demise

Anna Lee Huber

Book

"November 1831. After fleeing London in infamy more than two years prior, Lady Kiera Darby's return to the city is anything but mundane, though not for the reasons she expected. A gang of body snatchers is arrested on suspicion of imitating the notor...

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Ivory pearl  by Jean-Patrick Manchette

Ivory pearl

Jean-Patrick Manchette

Book

"Out of the wreckage of World War II swaggers Ivory Pearl, so named (rhymes with girl) by some British soldiers who made her their mascot, a mere kid, orphaned, survivor of God knows what, but fluent in French, English, smoking, and drinking. In Berlin,...

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The Dower House mystery  by Alanna Knight

The Dower House mystery

Alanna Knight

Book

"York, 1907. Newly retired Inspector Faro is delighted at the prospect of staying in the Dower House, situated on a Roman villa once home to Emperor Severus. But he arrives to find his wife Imogen distraught and desperately searching for her missing ...

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Death of a new American  by Mariah Fredericks

Death of a new American

Mariah Fredericks

Book

"In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies' maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt's mansion; the Tylers are a glamor...

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Oh Danny boy by Rhys Bowen

Oh Danny boy

Rhys Bowen

Audio CD

"Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less ... exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan. She...

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The white feather killer  by Roger Morris

The white feather killer

Roger Morris

Book

"London, 1914. The declaration of war with Germany has made the capital a dark, uncertain place, rife with fear and suspicion. As the pressure on young men to enlist grows stronger, Pastor Cardew holds a rally at his church. Unfortunately, it ends in...

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Simply dead  by Eleanor Kuhns

Simply dead

Eleanor Kuhns

Book

"1790s, Maine. In the depths of winter Bernadette, the daughter of a village midwife, disappears after attending a birth in the woodlands. During the search Will Rees finds her struggling through the snow without shoes or a coat. Bernadette claims to...

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Watchers of the dead  by Simon Beaufort

Watchers of the dead

Simon Beaufort

Book

"December 1882. Attending the opening of the new Natural History Museum, Pall Mall Gazette reporter Alec Lonsdale and his colleague Hulda Friederichs are shocked to discover a body in the basement, hacked to death. Suspicion immediately falls on a trio...

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Heretic;s creed by Fiona Buckley

Heretic;s creed

Fiona Buckley

eBook

Ursula Blanchard must acquire a mysterious medieval manuscript in the latest enthralling historical adventure. February, 1577. Sir William Cecil has a dangerous new mission for Ursula Blanchard. He has asked her to visit Stonemoor House on the bleak ...

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Murder at Merisham Lodge by Celina Grace

Murder at Merisham Lodge

Celina Grace

eAudiobook

Celina Grace presents the first book in the Miss Hart and Miss Hunter Investigate series.

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Listen to the mockingbird by Penny Rudolph

Listen to the mockingbird

Penny Rudolph

eBook

It's 1861 in New Mexico Territory and the Civil War is about to have a startling impact on Matty Summerhayes. Matty hopes her horse ranch will earn enough money so she may return to the East. Then a stranger dies on her land.

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A deceptive devotion  by Iona Whishaw

A deceptive devotion

Iona Whishaw

Book

"A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother...

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A Southwold mystery  by Suzette A. Hill

A Southwold mystery

Suzette A. Hill

Book

"Suffolk, 1955. Rosy Gilchrist is asked by her friend Lady Fawcett to join her on a trip to Southwold to visit Delia Dovedale, an old school chum she hasn't seen in years. Rosy reluctantly agrees to be her companion on the reunion jaunt, unaware of t...

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Metropolis  by Philip Kerr

Metropolis

Philip Kerr

Book

"A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs,...

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The murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

The murder of Harriet Monckton

Elizabeth Haynes

eAudiobook

On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, was found murdered in the privy behind the dissenting chapel she had regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. The community was appalled by her...

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Who slays the wicked  by C. S. Harris

Who slays the wicked

C. S. Harris

Book

"London, 1814. When the sadistic Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth...

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Who slays the wicked by C. S. Harris

Who slays the wicked

C. S. Harris

eBook

When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had su...

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The leaden heart  by Chris Nickson

The leaden heart

Chris Nickson

Book

"Leeds, England. July, 1899. The hot summer has been fairly quiet for Detective Superintendent Tom Harper and his squad, until a daring burglary occurs at an expensive Leeds address. Then his friend and former colleague, Inspector Billy Reed, asks for...

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Charity's burden  by Edith Maxwell

Charity's burden

Edith Maxwell

Book

"The winter of 1889 is harsh in Amesbury, Massachusetts, but it doesn't stop Quaker midwife Rose Carroll from making the rounds to her prenant and postpartum mothers. When Charity Skells dies from an apparent early miscarriage, Rose wonders about the...

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Oscar Wilde and the return of Jack the Ripper  by Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

Oscar Wilde and the return of Jack the Ripper

Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

Book

"When it appears that the notorious Jack the Ripper has returned to London, Chief Constable Melville Macnaghten recruits his neighbor Oscar Wilde to help him solve the case. Wilde and his close friend, Arthur Conan Doyle, gather together suspects in the...

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Rough music by Robin Blake

Rough music

Robin Blake

eBook

Fearing for his child's health, Titus Cragg takes his family to Accrington, but the town isn't as quiet as hoped. A woman dies from 'riding the stang' then the wife of a notoriously irascible squire seeks refuge with him. When she suddenly disappears,...

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Hardcastle's quandary by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's quandary

Graham Ison

eBook

Has Captain Guy Stoner been murdered? His uncle, the Reverend Percy Stoner, is convinced he has. He recently received a letter, supposedly from Guy, claiming that there had been a fire at his farm in Ditton, Surrey, and asking for money. Hardcastle a...

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The mobster's lament  by Ray Celestin

The mobster's lament

Ray Celestin

Book

"New York, 1947. Private Investigator Ida Davis has been called from Chicago by her old friend Michael's daughter, Maeve, to investigate a miscarriage of justice case. A young man has been framed for a killing spree in a Harlem flophouse, and is set to...

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The curious affair of the somnambulist and the psychic thief by Lisa Tuttle

The curious affair of the somnambulist and the psychic thief

Lisa Tuttle

Large Print

For several years, Miss Lane was companion, collaborator and friend to the lady known to the Psychical Society only as Miss X; but then she discovered that Miss X was actually a fraud. Now Miss Lane works with Mr Jasper Jesperson as a consulting dete...

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The hollow of fear by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

The hollow of fear

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Large Print

"Under the cover of 'Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective', Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other ...

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Rough music  by Robin Blake

Rough music

Robin Blake

Book

"It's the sweltering summer of 1744 and when an epidemic disease threatens the town, coroner Titus Cragg retires with his wife and baby son to a remote village in East Lancashire, where he hopes his family will enjoy the healthy and tranquil air. But...

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Casanova and the faceless woman  by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

Casanova and the faceless woman

Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

Book

The old world is crumbling, 1759: Outside the gates of the magnificent Versailles palace, the city of Paris sits mired in squalor and crime. One night a young woman's body is found with ghastly mutilations that shock onlookers to the core. The Inspector...

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Surgeons' hall  by E. S. Thomson

Surgeons' hall

E. S. Thomson

Book

"What is the secret which grips Corvus Hall? Visiting the Great Exhibition to view the wax anatomical models of the famous but reclusive Dr Merlin Strangeway, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find a severed arm, perfectly dissected and laid out amongst...

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The devil aspect  by Craig Russell

The devil aspect

Craig Russell

Book

"How do you find a killer when you're surrounded by madness? 1935. As Europe prepares itself for a calamitous war, six homicidal lunatics - the so-called 'Devil's Six' - are confined in a remote castle asylum in rural Czechoslovakia. Each patient has...

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Fall of angels by Barbara Cleverly

Fall of angels

Barbara Cleverly

Audio CD

"Barbara Cleverly, bestselling author of the Joe Sandilands series, introduces an ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change. Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre...

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The hidden by Mary Chamberlain

The hidden

Mary Chamberlain

Audio CD

"Her heart died in the war - can she breathe new life to it? Dora Simon and Joe O'Cleary live in separate countries, accepting of their twilight years. But their monochrome worlds are abruptly upended by the arrival of Barbara Hummel, who is determined...

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A fall of shadows  by Nancy Herriman

A fall of shadows

Nancy Herriman

Book

"Autumn has fallen on Wiltshire, but as the air grows crisp and the trees turn a resplendent gold, a sinister presence arrives in the form of a horrifying murder. Bartholomew Reade, a player in a traveling troupe, has been found stabbed, sprawled on a...

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Shadows of Athens  by J. M. Alvey

Shadows of Athens

J. M. Alvey

Book

"The Persian War is over and an unaccustomed decade of peace has come to ancient Athens. Philocles, an aspiring comic playwright, is making his living as a writer for hire; but this year is the highlight of his career - he has a play in the drama com...

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The sect of angels  by Andrea Camilleri

The sect of angels

Andrea Camilleri

Book

"Lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect whose members include priests and politicians. The sect's seedy purpose is to initiate devout virgins into the rites of married life. Preying on their victims naivety, they...

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A dangerous collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

A dangerous collaboration

Deanna Raybourn

eBook

Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malc...

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The Chinese orange mystery by Ellery Queen

The Chinese orange mystery

Ellery Queen

Large Print

"The offices of foreign literature publisher and renowned stamp collector Donald Kirk are often host to strange activities, but the most recent occurance - the murder of an unknown caller, found dead in an empty waiting room - is unlike any that has ...

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Mrs Mohr goes missing  by Maryla Szymiczkowa

Mrs Mohr goes missing

Maryla Szymiczkowa

Book

"Cracow, 1893. Thirty-eight-year-old Zofia Turbotynska has assured her husband's rise through the ranks to university professor and is now looking for something to fill her long days at home. To stave off the boredom and improve her social standing, ...

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Marked to die by Sarah Hawkswood

Marked to die

Sarah Hawkswood

Audio CD

October 1143. A mysterious archer who kills cleanly and "dissolves" into the forest, a missing train of pack mules on the salt road from Wich, and a lord in the wrong place at the wrong time, mean a crime the lord Sheriff of Worcestershire cannot ign...

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The coronation  by B. (Boris) Akunin

The coronation

B. (Boris) Akunin

Book

"After five years spent abroad building up a business as something of a private investigator, the handsome, stuttering Fandorin is back in Moscow--and in for a case that entangles him with the highest echelons of Romanov royalty. Grand Duke Georgii.....

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Black Death  by M. J. Trow

Black Death

M. J. Trow

Book

"September, 1592. 'Kit, I know we have never been friends, but you are the only man in London to whom I can write. Someone is trying to kill me'... Christopher Marlowe had never liked Robert Greene when he was alive. But when the former Cambridge...

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Season of darkness  by Cora Harrison

Season of darkness

Cora Harrison

Book

"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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Forgotten murder by Dolores Gordon-Smith

Forgotten murder

Dolores Gordon-Smith

eBook

When a friend of Jack Haldean witnesses a disturbing vision, he decides to investigate. Jack's enquiries reveal repressed emotions, buried secrets and evidence of a possible murder twenty years ago. But how do you solve a murder when there are no clues,...

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A tender hope by Amanda Cabot

A tender hope

Amanda Cabot

eBook

When a Texas Ranger comes to town on a mission to capture his brother's killers, he finds more than he expected--including a young midwife who may hold the key to the justice he seeks.

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The inventor by Emily Organ

The inventor

Emily Organ

eAudiobook

Emily Organ presents Book 4 in the Penny Green series.

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Rest not in peace by Melvin R. Starr

Rest not in peace

Melvin R. Starr

eBook

Another slice of medieval skullduggery from the surgeon-turned-sleuth Master Hugh, surgeon and bailiff, is asked to provide a sleeping potion for Sir Henry Burley, a friend and guest of Lord Gilbert at Bampton Castle. Sir Henry--with his current wife,...

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Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen by Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the stars of the silver screen

Simon Brett

Large Print

The Dowager Duchess of Tawcester knows America is full of wealthy young men, all of whom will fall in love with her daughter, the supremely gifted Twinks - and marriage to a Texan millionaire would solve the Tawcester financial problems once and for all....

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The ink stain  by Meg Keneally

The ink stain

Meg Keneally

Book

"Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, has been imprisoned for criminal libel so often he can edit the newspaper from his cell. While awaiting trial during one of his imprisonments, Hallward boasts of a story that will destroy several power...

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Protectors by Kris Nelscott

Protectors

Kris Nelscott

eBook

The novel opens on the day of the Moon landing, July 20, 1969, two years after the Summer of Love changed Berkeley forever, and left lots of broken teenagers in its wake. One of the first (if not the first) women-only gyms in the nation and the start...

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A dangerous place by Jacqueline Winspear

A dangerous place

Jacqueline Winspear

eAudiobook

Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place... In Jacqueline Winspear's powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal...

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Pirate king by Laurie R. King

Pirate king

Laurie R. King

eAudiobook

In England's silent-film industry, Randolph Fflytte is king. Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte's movie studio but nothing seems amiss until the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon. There the thirt...

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The boy at the keyhole by Stephen M. Giles

The boy at the keyhole

Stephen M. Giles

eAudiobook

England, 1961. Samuel's mother has been away for 113 days. Now it's just Samuel and Ruth, the housekeeper, alone in the once-great house. His mother is abroad, purportedly tending to her late husband's faltering business. Samuel yearns for her return,...

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The death beat by Fiona Veitch Smith

The death beat

Fiona Veitch Smith

Large Print

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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The Shaker murders by Eleanor Kuhns

The Shaker murders

Eleanor Kuhns

eAudiobook

Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft and murder, travelling weaver Will Rees, his heavily pregnant wife Lydia, and six adopted children take refuge in Zion, a Shaker community in rural Maine. Shortly after their arrival, screams in the night reveal...

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Death comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

Death comes to Pemberley

P. D. James

eAudiobook

Two great literary minds-master of suspense P.D. James and literary icon Jane Austen-come together in Death Comes to Pemberley, a bestselling historical crime fiction tribute to Pride and Prejudice. Conjuring the world of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Fi...

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The black ascot  by Charles Todd

The black ascot

Charles Todd

Book

"An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during...

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Mephisto waltz by Frank Tallis

Mephisto waltz

Frank Tallis

Audio CD

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

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Murder in an English village by Jessica Ellicott

Murder in an English village

Jessica Ellicott

Book

"1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in...

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The body in the boat  by A. J. MacKenzie

The body in the boat

A. J. MacKenzie

Book

"Across the still, dark English Channel come the smugglers. But tonight they carry an unusual cargo: a coffin. Several miles inland, a respected banker holds a birthday party for his wife. Within days, one of the guests is found shot dead. What links...

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Dead shot  by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

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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The horseman's song  by Ben Pastor

The horseman's song

Ben Pastor

Book

"Spain, July 1937. The tragic prelude to World War II is played out in the civil war between Spanish nationalists and republicans. Among Franco's volunteers is Martin Bora, the twenty-something German officer and detective. Presently assigned to the ...

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