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The secret by Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) Wells

The secret

Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) W...

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The Cairo brief by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Cairo brief

Fiona Veitch Smith

eBook

"Intrepid reporter sleuth Poppy Denby is invited to attend the auction of the Death Mask of Nefertiti. The auction is to be held on the country estate of Sir James Maddox, a famous explorer and Egyptologist. Representatives of the world's leading museums...

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Who's sorry now? by Maggie Robinson

Who's sorry now?

Maggie Robinson

eAudiobook

London, 1925. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Devenand Hunter finds himself in the middle of a series of upper-class deaths in London. Bright Young People are being extinguished in their favorite night spots, from a sleazy private jazz club to the ...

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Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards

Mortmain Hall

Martin Edwards

eAudiobook

"You died once ... Tell me who arranged your resurrection, or before the day's out, you'll be dead and gone forever." 1930. A chilling encounter on London's Necropolis Railway leads to murder. At the Old Bailey, a man accused of a 'blazing car' killing...

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When dashing met danger by Shana Galen

When dashing met danger

Shana Galen

eAudiobook

Alex Scarston, Earl of Selbourne. Rake. Spy. With his efforts for England in the war against the French suspended, family obligations compel him to investigate the disappearance of Viscount Brigham's son. When the viscount's daughter becomes involved...

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Pride and petticoats by Shana Galen

Pride and petticoats

Shana Galen

eAudiobook

Dear Friend, You were right: desperation is a dangerous state of mind. It was desperation that drove me to London to salvage my family's reputation and finances in the first place. And it is desperation-and perhaps a little desire-that has gotten me into...

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The Cairo brief by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Cairo brief

Fiona Veitch Smith

eAudiobook

Poppy Denby is intrigued when she is invited to attend the auction for the Death Mask of Nefertiti. Held on the country estate of Sir James Maddox, a famous explorer, the auction promises to be a controversial and newsworthy affair. Representatives from...

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Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters

Brother Cadfael

Ellis Peters

eAudiobook

Monk's hood: Brother Cadfael is asked to supply a healing potion for a sick monk - but monk's hood oil can kill as well as cure.

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Just make believe by Maggie Robinson

Just make believe

Maggie Robinson

eAudiobook

Gloucestershire, 1925. A week-long house party in the country--why not? Lady Adelaide has nothing else to do, now that her year of mourning for her unfaithful husband is up and her plans to rekindle her romantic life have backfired. But when her hostess...

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Sorry for the Dead by Nicola Upson

Sorry for the Dead

Nicola Upson

eAudiobook

At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson's eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with. In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief...

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The moorland murderers by Michael Jecks

The moorland murderers

Michael Jecks

Large Print

"July, 1556. En route to France and escape from Queen Mary's men, Jack Blackjack decides to spend the night at a Devon tavern, agrees to a game of dice - and ends up accused of murder. To make matters worse, the dead man turns out to have been the leader...

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Dark queen watching by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen watching

P. C. Doherty

Large Print

"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 at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Queen's Landing

Andrea Penrose

Large Print

"The murder of a shipping clerk . . . the strange disappearance of trusted friends . . . rumors of corruption within the powerful East India Company . . . all add up to a thrillingly dark mystery . . . When Lady Cordelia, a brilliant mathematician, and...

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Marion Lane and the deadly rose by T. A. Willberg

Marion Lane and the deadly rose

T. A. Willberg

Large Print

"It's 1959 and a new killer haunts the streets of London, having baffled Scotland Yard. The newspapers call him The Florist because of the rose he brands on his victims. The police have turned yet again to the Inquirers at Miss Brickett's for assistance,...

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The trial of Lotta Rae  by Siobhan MacGowan

The trial of Lotta Rae

Siobhan MacGowan

Book

"Lotta Rae is a working-class fifteen-year-old who is viciously raped by a wealthy gentleman. Lotta's family believe in justice and so Lotta makes the brave decision to testify in court against her attacker. The community supports her, or so it seems....

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Dear little corpses  by Nicola Upson

Dear little corpses

Nicola Upson

Book

"1 September, 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside. But when three little girls step off the train to 'safety' only to go missing in less than forty-eight hours, the reality o...

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A most efficient murder  by Anthony Slayton

A most efficient murder

Anthony Slayton

Book

"England, 1929. When a strange young woman is found murdered on the grounds of Unsworth Castle, the Earl and his family are astounded at first, but quickly become enraged when the police begin asking all sorts of impertinent questions. And when suspicions...

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Thunder Road  by Colin (Novelist) Holmes

Thunder Road

Colin (Novelist) Holmes

Book

"When an Army Air Force Major vanishes from his Top Secret job at the Fort Worth airbase in the summer of 1947, down-on-his-luck former Ranger Jefferson Sharp is hired to find him, because the Major owes a sizable gambling debt to a local mobster. The...

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The key to deceit  by Ashley Weaver

The key to deceit

Ashley Weaver

Book

"London, 1940. After years of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor-well, to themselves, anyway-Ellie McDonnell and her family have turned over a new leaf as they help the government's war effort. It's true that the straight-laced Major Ramsey...

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Murder on the Lusitania  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Lusitania

Edward Marston

Book

"September 1907. George Dillman sets sail from Liverpool to New York on the Lusitania's maiden voyage. Posing as a passenger, Dillman is in fact an undercover detective hired by the Cunard Line to keep an eye out for petty crimes. But after some unev...

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Marion Lane and the deadly rose  by T. A. Willberg

Marion Lane and the deadly rose

T. A. Willberg

Book

"It's 1959 and a new killer haunts the streets of London, having baffled Scotland Yard. The newspapers call him The Florist because of the rose he brands on his victims. The police have turned yet again to the Inquirers at Miss Brickett's for assistance,...

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The physicists' daughter by Mary Anna Evans

The physicists' daughter

Mary Anna Evans

eBook

"For fans of The Alice Network, THE PHYSICISTS' DAUGHTER brings readers to the WWII homefront, as 20-year-old factory assembly line worker Justine Byrne discovers the carbon parts she assembles 8 hours a day have nothing to do with boats, but are intended...

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The sister taken by Michael Lindley

The sister taken

Michael Lindley

eAudiobook

The Amazon Charts #1 Bestselling Mystery Series. A missing twin. A wayward sister. A "jaw-dropping" twist. The shocking disappearance of a young woman and a suspicious death put Hanna and Alex back in the crosshairs of the ruthless Dellahousaye crime...

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The missing diamond murder by Diane Janes

The missing diamond murder

Diane Janes

Large Print

"1930. Frances Black is worried - divorce proceedings are under way and her solicitor has learnt of a spiteful letter sent to the court claiming that there is more to her friendship with her sleuthing partner, Tom Dod, than meets the eye. Fran takes ...

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Script for scandal by Renee Patrick

Script for scandal

Renee Patrick

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"1939, Los Angeles. Lillian Frost is shocked when her friend, glamorous costume designer Edith Head, hands her the script to a new film that's about to start shooting. Streetlight Story is based on a true crime: the California Republic bank robbery of...

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The hocus girl by Chris Nickson

The hocus girl

Chris Nickson

Large Print

"Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to...

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The good cop by Peter Steiner

The good cop

Peter Steiner

Large Print

"Munich, 1920. Detective Willi Geismeier has a problem: how do you uphold the law when the law goes bad? The First World War has been lost and Germany is in turmoil. The new government in Berlin is weak. The police and courts are corrupt. Fascists an...

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Simply dead by Eleanor Kuhns

Simply dead

Eleanor Kuhns

Large Print

"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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A deception at Thornecrest by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

Large Print

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

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The king's justice by Susan Elia MacNeal

The king's justice

Susan Elia MacNeal

Large Print

"Maggie Hope started out as Winston Churchill's secretary, but now she's a secret agent, and the only one who can figure out how the missing instrument ties into the murders. London, December 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalin...

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Give the devil his due by Sulari Gentill

Give the devil his due

Sulari Gentill

Audio CD

"When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes onto the Maroubra Speedway, renamed the Killer Track for the lives it has claimed, he agrees without caution or reserve. But then people start to die. The body of a journalist covering the...

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A taste for killing  by Sarah Hawkswood

A taste for killing

Sarah Hawkswood

Book

"January, 1145. Godfrey Bowyer, the best but least likeable bow maker in Worcester, dies an agonising death by poisoning. Although similarly struck down after the same meal, his wife, Blanche, survives. The number of people who could have administered...

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The secret in the wall  by Ann Parker

The secret in the wall

Ann Parker

Book

"San Francisco music store owner Inez Stannert agrees to provide financial assistance to boardinghouse proprietor Moira Krause. When the common wall of the abandoned house adjoining Moira's is breached to expand her business, the corpse of a murdered...

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Murder on the Mauretania  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Mauretania

Edward Marston

Book

"November 1907. George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield sail from Liverpool on the maiden voyage of the Mauretania. While posing as a passenger George is in fact an undercover detective hired by the Cunard Line. Dillman and Genevieve endure a nightmare...

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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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The turning tide by Catriona McPherson

The turning tide

Catriona McPherson

Large Print

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

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Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer

Large Print

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

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Murder served cold by Eric Brown

Murder served cold

Eric Brown

Large Print

"The theft of a painting takes crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham to a country house full of seething tensions, resentment and dark secrets. November, 1956. Lord Elsmere, an old friend of Donald Langham's literary agent, Charles Elder, is in a pickle...

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Women of the dunes by Sarah Maine

Women of the dunes

Sarah Maine

Large Print

"A rich, atmospheric tale set in Ullaness on the sea-lashed coast of west Scotland, in which the lives of three women weave together after a body is discovered in the dunes. Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a lush Scottish island enshrouded...

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The birdcage  by Eve Chase

The birdcage

Eve Chase

Book

"When half-sisters Kat, Flora, and Lauren are unexpectedly summoned to Rock Point, their wild and remote Cornish summer home, it's not a welcome invitation. They haven't been back since that fateful summer twenty years ago - a summer they're desperate...

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Raven  by Sam Michaels

Raven

Sam Michaels

Book

"When Georgina Garrett wakes in the night to find intruders in her house, she knows she must do everything she can to keep her children safe. But just when she thinks the ordeal is over, she realises something is terribly wrong. She arrives at her cr...

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A game of fear  by Charles Todd

A game of fear

Charles Todd

Book

"Spring, 1921. Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Rutledge to the sea-battered village of Walmer on the coast of Essex. At Benton Abbey, a grand manor with a storied past, the lady of the house claims she saw a violent murder - but there is no body, no...

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A valiant deceit  by Stephanie (Novelist) Graves

A valiant deceit

Stephanie (Novelist) Graves

Book

"Young pigeoneer Olive Bright has been conscripted, with her racing birds, to aid the fight against the Nazis. It's not the daring role she'd envisioned for herself, but her quiet little English village is not nearly as sheltered as she imagined... R...

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The five minute marriage by Aiken Joan

The five minute marriage

Aiken Joan

eBook

"Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come." Philip PullmanDelphie Carteret is forced...

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Vixen by Sam Michaels

Vixen

Sam Michaels

eAudiobook

While World War Two rages on around them, the gangs of London are fighting for their turf ... There might be a war on, but that doesn't stop Georgina Garrett running her business with an iron fist. No one said running the Battersea gang was going to be...

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Treachery at hursley park house by Claire Gradidge

Treachery at hursley park house

Claire Gradidge

eAudiobook

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 found...

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Too far from Antibes  by Bede Scott

Too far from Antibes

Bede Scott

Book

"It is 1951, and Jean-Luc Guéry has arrived in Indochina to investigate the murder of his brother, Olivier, whose body was found floating in a tributary of the Saigon River. As an avid reader of detective fiction, Guéry is well aware of how such inve...

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The blue diamond  by Leonard S. Goldberg

The blue diamond

Leonard S. Goldberg

Book

"During a critical stage in World War One, the Governor-General of South Africa journeys to London for a meeting of The Imperial War Conference. Days prior to the conference, the Governor-General is scheduled to have an audience at Buckingham Palace at...

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Disappearance of a scribe  by Dana Stabenow

Disappearance of a scribe

Dana Stabenow

Book

"Two Alexandrian fishermen come across a horrifying sight - the body of a skeleton floating upright at the bottom of the sea, anchored in place by a cement weight around his feet. In Alexandria's rough-and-tumble construction trade they call that 'being...

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Miss Morton and the English house party murder  by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

Book

"While attending a house party in the countryside, lady's companion to the wealthy widow Mrs. Matilda Frogerton, Lady Caroline Morton finds things not as they seem when an elderly family member is murdered and attempts to solve the crime with an unex...

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The physicists' daughter  by Mary Anna Evans

The physicists' daughter

Mary Anna Evans

Book

"New Orleans, 1944. Sabotage. That's the word on factory worker Justine Byrne's mind as she is repeatedly called to weld machine parts that keep failing with no clear cause. Could someone inside the secretive Carbon Division be deliberately undermining...

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The ghosts of Paris  by Tara Moss

The ghosts of Paris

Tara Moss

Book

"1947. The world continues to grapple with the fallout of the Second World War, and former war reporter Billie Walker is finding her feet as an investigator. When a wealthy client hires Billie and her assistant, Sam, to track down her missing husband,...

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Lady Odelia's Secret by Jane Steen

Lady Odelia's Secret

Jane Steen

eBook

Do you ever really know your family? In the 1880s a sixth daughter learns not to ask for much, even if she's the daughter of an earl. Even if she married the richest man in her corner of Sussex. Even if she's now a widow with a splendid Georgian mansion....

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The lady has a past by Amanda Quick

The lady has a past

Amanda Quick

eAudiobook

Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier, the newest resident of Burning Cove, is unsettled when her boss suddenly goes on a health retreat at an exclusive spa and disappears without another word. Lyra knows something has happened to Raina Kirk, and she...

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Murder on Madison Square by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Madison Square

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

eAudiobook

Sarah and Frank Malloy must catch a scheming killer in this latest gripping installment in the USA Today bestselling series. Former policeman Frank Malloy is frustrated when a woman requests his private detective services to implicate her wealthy husband...

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Death on the new moon by Michael Lindley

Death on the new moon

Michael Lindley

eAudiobook

The Amazon Charts #1 Bestselling Mystery Series Alex encounters a tragic loss and near-deadly run-in with a ruthless crime syndicate. As Hanna helps him search for a dangerous killer, the surprise return of a lover from her past sends all hope of her...

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Murder at Primrose Cottage  by Merryn Allingham

Murder at Primrose Cottage

Merryn Allingham

Book

"Cornwall, 1956: When Flora Steele sets off for a peaceful vacation with crime writer Jack Carrington in his little red Austin, the last thing she expects to find is a body at their pretty rental cottage! Shocked by the discovery, inquisitive Flora j...

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A deception most deadly  by Genevieve Essig

A deception most deadly

Genevieve Essig

Book

"Meet Cassie Gwynne: bookworm, cat lover, reluctant heiress... determined detective? Florida, 1883. Cassie Gwynne is looking for a fresh start when she steps off the steamship in Fernandina Harbor for the very first time. She's trying very hard to become...

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A counterfeit suitor by Darcie Wilde

A counterfeit suitor

Darcie Wilde

eBook

"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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By the edge of the sword  by Catherine Hanley

By the edge of the sword

Catherine Hanley

Book

"Christmas, 1218: Conisbrough is shrouded in deep snow and a stranger's body is found frozen to death. The cryptic letter he carries is from Joanna, an old friend who is in danger and pleading for Edwin's help. Edwin and Martin undertake a perilous w...

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Death of a showman  by Mariah Fredericks

Death of a showman

Mariah Fredericks

Book

"In Mariah Fredericks's Death of a Showman, the fourth in this absorbing series set in Gilded Age New York, lady's maid Jane Prescott is thrust into the world of show business, where a killer is stalking Broadway. It's the summer of 1914 and Jane...

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Murder in an English glade by Jessica Ellicott

Murder in an English glade

Jessica Ellicott

Large Print

"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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A traitor's heart  by Ben Creed

A traitor's heart

Ben Creed

Book

"Winter, 1952: Leningrad's icy streets are haunted by a murderer. The name is whispered everywhere - Koshchei has returned, the people say, Koshchei the Immortal. Koshchei, named after a sinister figure from Slavic folklore, is an invisible killer who...

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When blood lies by C. S. Harris

When blood lies

C. S. Harris

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"March, 1815. The Bourbon King Louis XVIII has been restored to the throne of France, Napoleon is in exile on the isle of Elba, and Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has traveled to Paris in hopes of tracing his long-lost mother, Sophie, the errant...

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Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Andrea Penrose

Large Print

"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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Witch wood  by John Buchan

Witch wood

John Buchan

Book

"Set amidst the religious struggles of the 17th century, this is the story of a young minister's return to the town of his birth. There he finds a coven of Satan worshippers and falls deeply in love with one of their victims in a struggle for right a...

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One-shot Harry  by Gary Phillips

One-shot Harry

Gary Phillips

Book

"Los Angeles, 1963: African American Korean War veteran Harry Ingram earns a living as a news photographer and occasional process server: chasing police radio calls and dodging baseball bats. With racial tensions running high on the eve of Martin Luther...

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Garden of sins  by Laura Joh Rowland

Garden of sins

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"London, November 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain Barrett faces a perfect storm of events. She and her husband Detective Sergeant Barrett are riding on a train that crashes. While rescuing other passengers, they find a woman who's been strangled...

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A rip through time  by Kelley Armstrong

A rip through time

Kelley Armstrong

Book

"May 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory is in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother. While out on a jog one evening, Mallory hears a woman in distress. She's drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and loses consciousness... May 20, 1869: Hou...

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The storm girl by Kathleen McGurl

The storm girl

Kathleen McGurl

eBook

"The gripping new historical novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Girl from Bletchley Park and The Forgotten Secret. A heartbreaking choice. A secret kept for centuries. 1784. When Esther Harris's father hurts his back, she takes over his...

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The bridge to Belle Island by Julie Klassen

The bridge to Belle Island

Julie Klassen

eAudiobook

After a humiliating mistake, lawyer Benjamin Booker resolves to never again trust a beautiful woman. When an old friend is killed, the senior partner isn't satisfied with Bow Street's efforts and asks Benjamin to investigate. Eager to leave London for...

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In place of fear  by Catriona McPherson

In place of fear

Catriona McPherson

Book

"Edinburgh, 1948. Helen Crowther leaves a crowded tenement home for her very own office in a doctor's surgery. Upstart, ungrateful, out of your depth - the words of disapproval come at her from everywhere but she's determined to take her chance and play...

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Murder on Madison Square  by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Madison Square

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Book

"Former policeman Frank Malloy is frustrated when a woman requests his private detective services to implicate her wealthy husband in adultery, the only legal grounds for divorce in New York state. Although Mrs. Bing seems genuinely distressed about ...

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The lioness  by Chris Bohjalian

The lioness

Chris Bohjalian

Book

"Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms o...

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The sign of the gallows by Susanna Calkins

The sign of the gallows

Susanna Calkins

Large Print

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

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Murder at the wedding  by Helena Dixon

Murder at the wedding

Helena Dixon

Book

"1934. Kitty Underhay steps out of the battered Rolls Royce and onto the graveled driveway of Thurscomb Castle in deepest Yorkshire. She's honored to be a bridesmaid at her cousin Lucy's wedding to the reluctant Lord Rupert Woodcomb, but as family and...

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Deadly director's cut  by Vicki Delany

Deadly director's cut

Vicki Delany

Book

"Famous director Elias Theropodous has chosen Haggerman's Catskills Resort as a shooting location for his next film. It sounds glamorous to much of the staff, but resort manager Elizabeth Grady is less satisfied. Dealing with the ridiculous demands of...

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Vile spirits  by John Gray

Vile spirits

John Gray

Book

"Alcohol is once again legal in Vancouver after the failed experiment of prohibition, but pro-temperance sentiments remain strong. Politicians like Attorney General Gordon Cunning attempt appeasement by establishing the Liquor Control Board, which ov...

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Sunset swing  by Ray Celestin

Sunset swing

Ray Celestin

Book

"Los Angeles. Christmas, 1967. A young nurse, Kerry Gaudet, travels to the City of Angels desperate to find her missing brother, fearing that something terrible has happened to him: a serial killer is terrorising the city, picking victims at random, and...

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Murder on the pier  by Merryn Allingham

Murder on the pier

Merryn Allingham

Book

"Sussex, 1956: When bookshop owner Flora Steele goes for a walk along the pier she isn't expecting to spot a young woman's body in the stormy waters below. And she's shocked to discover the victim is someone she knows ... Convinced the death was not ...

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Framed in fire  by Iona Whishaw

Framed in fire

Iona Whishaw

Book

"It's early spring 1948 and Lane arrives in New Denver to find that her friend, Peter Barisoff, is not at home. Instead, in a nearby meadow, she encounters Tom, an Indigenous man in search of his ancestral lands. Lane is intrigued. Unfortunately, once...

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Rafferty's last case  by Larry Millett

Rafferty's last case

Larry Millett

Book

"When news of Shadwell Rafferty's death reaches Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous detective and his redoubtable companion Watson rush to Minnesota to hunt for their friend's killer. Set amid the glittering society and sordid underworld of 1928...

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The unknown beloved  by Amy Harmon

The unknown beloved

Amy Harmon

Book

"Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead. Michael Malone, the young patrolman assigned to the case, discovers there's more to the situation - and to Dani Flanagan herself - than the a...

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The leviathan  by Rosie Andrews

The leviathan

Rosie Andrews

Book

"Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns, his father is insensible, felled...

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A fatal crossing by Tom Hindle

A fatal crossing

Tom Hindle

eBook

The Endeavour sets sail to New York with 2,000 passengers - and a killer - on board . . .When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship's officer Timothy Birch is ready to declare it a tragic accident. But James Temple, a...

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A fatal crossing by Tom Hindle

A fatal crossing

Tom Hindle

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail from Southampton carrying 2,000 passengers and crew on a week-long voyage to New York.When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship's officer Timothy Birch is...

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Miss Aldridge regrets by Louise Hare

Miss Aldridge regrets

Louise Hare

eAudiobook

London, 1936 Lena Aldridge is wondering if life has passed her by. The dazzling theatre career she hoped for hasn't worked out. Instead, she's stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho and her married lover has just left her. She has nothing...

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The vanished days by Susanna Kearsley

The vanished days

Susanna Kearsley

eAudiobook

A sweeping love story set against the Jacobite revolution from much-loved, million copy bestselling author Susanna KearsleyThere are many who believe they know what happened, but they do not know the whole of it. The rumours spread, and grow, and take...

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God rest ye, royal gentlemen by Rhys Bowen

God rest ye, royal gentlemen

Rhys Bowen

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Georgie is excited for her first Christmas as a married woman in her lovely new home. She suggests to her dashing husband, Darcy, that they have a little house party, but when Darcy receives a letter from his aunt Ermintrude, there is an abrupt change...

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The black mountain by Kate Mosse

The black mountain

Kate Mosse

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It is May, 1706. Ana, a young Spanish woman, lives in a small town on the north-west coast of Tenerife with her mother and twin younger brothers. The town is in the shadow of a mighty volcano, which legend says has the devil living inside it. However,...

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When blood lies  by C. S. Harris

When blood lies

C. S. Harris

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"March, 1815. The Bourbon King Louis XVIII has been restored to the throne of France, Napoleon is in exile on the isle of Elba, and Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has traveled to Paris in hopes of tracing his long-lost mother, Sophie, the errant...

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