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Historical crime new titles

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When hell struck twelve by James R. Benn

When hell struck twelve

James R. Benn

eBook

In the 14th Billy Boyle mystery, US Army detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz travel into the heart of Nazi-occupied Paris on a dangerous mission: ensure a traitor to the French Resistance unwittingly carries out a high-stakes deception cam...

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A dangerous collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

A dangerous collaboration

Deanna Raybourn

Large Print

"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, Mal...

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Script for scandal  by Renee Patrick

Script for scandal

Renee Patrick

Book

"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 final adventure of Sir Errol Hyde  by Gay Hendricks

The final adventure of Sir Errol Hyde

Gay Hendricks

Book

"Sir Errol Hyde, fresh off the Case of the Oxford Rasputin, now confronts the ultimate challenge of his career, the Case of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Secret Notebook. This new adventure takes our intrepid aristocrat into an intricate mystery that evolves...

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When hell struck twelve  by James R. Benn

When hell struck twelve

James R. Benn

Book

"August, 1944: US Army Captain Billy Boyle is assigned to track down a French traitor, code named Atlantik, who is delivering classified Allied plans to German leaders in occupied Paris. The Resistance is also hot on his trail, and out for blood, aft...

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The betel nut tree mystery by Ovidia Yu

The betel nut tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

eAudiobook

The Hon Victor Glossop announces he is marrying an American widow, Mrs Nicole Covington, in the colony of Singapore. But things go horribly wrong when Victor is found dead, his body covered in bizarre symbols and betel nut juice. Nicole claims it's her...

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Smallbone deceased by Michael Francis Gilbert

Smallbone deceased

Michael Francis Gilbert

eAudiobook

Horniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm with clients reaching to the highest in the land. When a deed box in the office is opened to reveal a corpse, the threat of scandal promises to wreak havoc on the firm's reputation - especially...

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The devil aspect by Craig Russell

The devil aspect

Craig Russell

eAudiobook

Prague, 1935: Viktor KosᲥk, a newly-trained psychiatrist, arrives at the infamous Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane. The asylum houses the country's six most treacherous killers and Viktor hopes to use a new medical technique to prove that t...

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Death at Bishop's Keep  by Robin Paige

Death at Bishop's Keep

Robin Paige

Book

"Kate Ardleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not - outspoken, free-thinking, American... and a writer of the frowned upon 'penny-dreadfuls'. Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archaeological...

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Murder at Whitby Abbey  by Cassandra Clark

Murder at Whitby Abbey

Cassandra Clark

Book

"Late December, 1389. Ordered to undertake a gruelling three-day journey to bleak Whitby Abbey in the far north of England in a bid to purchase the Abbey's priceless Holy Relic a lock of St Hild's hair, said to be 700 years old, Hildegard of Meaux and...

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The mermaid's call  by Katherine Stansfield

The mermaid's call

Katherine Stansfield

Book

"Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna Drake. The women opened a detective agency with help from t...

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The art of dying  by Ambrose Parry

The art of dying

Ambrose Parry

Book

"Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whisperi...

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The Black Hills  by M. J. Trow

The Black Hills

M. J. Trow

Book

"March, 1875. Although he has never had much time for George Custer, hero of the American Civil War and Commander of the 7th Cavalry, Matthew Grand feels duty bound to respond to a call for help from his West Point contemporary. Arriving at Fort Abra...

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Lady of perdition  by Barbara Hambly

Lady of perdition

Barbara Hambly

Book

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

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Winter of despair  by Cora Harrison

Winter of despair

Cora Harrison

Book

"November, 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. On...

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The hocus girl  by Chris Nickson

The hocus girl

Chris Nickson

Book

"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 Bayeux embroidery  by author Howard of Warwick

The Bayeux embroidery

author Howard of Warwick

Book

"The Bayeux Tapestry is no laughing matter. Well, apart from the rude bits, obviously. The nuns of Kent have been commissioned by Earl Odo to create a great tapestry telling the glorious history of the Norman conquest of Britain. But when they start dying,...

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Murder under a green sea  by Phillip (Suspense fiction writer) Hunter

Murder under a green sea

Phillip (Suspense fiction writer) H...

Book

"There's a murder on the streets of London, a plot that threatens the country and a dinner party to arrange. Only one man can help. Unfortunately, he's got a terrible hangover... Set in 1936, Murder Under a Green Sea is the story of Max and Martha Dalton,...

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The case of the Oxford Rasputin  by Gay Hendricks

The case of the Oxford Rasputin

Gay Hendricks

Book

"Sir Errol Hyde is back with a case that takes the curmudgeonly detective into new territory, a thrilling and deadly encounter with a charismatic cult leader: the Oxford Rasputin. Soon, though, the case takes an even more sinister turn when a prominent...

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The first adventure of Sir Errol Hyde  by Gay Hendricks

The first adventure of Sir Errol Hyde

Gay Hendricks

Book

"Sir Errol's first adventure begins when he agrees to run a sensitive errand for a prince. Soon, however, he finds himself up to the tux-tails in a criminal conspiracy worthy of Professor Moriarty himself. Sir Errol Hyde is a charming, randy curmudgeon...

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Death comes to Bath by Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to Bath

Catherine Lloyd

Large Print

"After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland St. Mary to Bath, along with her sister Anna, so that Robert can take the waters and recover. At the Roman...

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The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Art of Dying

Ambrose Parry

eBook

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The pink bonnet by Liz Tolsma

The pink bonnet

Liz Tolsma

eBook

Widowed in Memphis during 1933, Cecile Dowd is struggling to provide for her three-year-old daughter, Millie. Cecile unwittingly trusts a neighbor who puts little Millie into the clutches of Georgia Tann, corrupt Memphis Tennessee Children's Home Soc...

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The anarchists' club  by Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

The anarchists' club

Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

Book

"It's been a year since Leo Stanhope lost the woman he loved, and came close to losing his own life. Now, more than ever, he is determined to keep his head down and stay safe, without risking those he holds dear. But Leo's hopes for peace and security...

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The pearl dagger  by L. A. Chandlar

The pearl dagger

L. A. Chandlar

Book

"As the Great Depression loosens its grip on New York City, Mayor La Guardia and his team meet their greatest foe in the fight against organized crime. Lane Sanders and her fiery boss, Mayor Fiorello 'Fio' La Guardia have managed to contain the explo...

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A dangerous engagement  by Ashley Weaver

A dangerous engagement

Ashley Weaver

Book

"1930s, New York. As they travel by ship to New York for her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, Amory Ames gazes out at the city's iconic skyline, excited by the prospect of being a bridesmaid. Her husband Milo, however, is convinced their trip will...

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Twilight of a God by Morley Torgov

Twilight of a God

Morley Torgov

eBook

Morley Torgov's Inspector Hermann Preiss is a worldly, savvy detective who finds himself at the scene of very unusual crimes: murders in the world of classical music. Along the way, he'll meet famous composers like Gustav Mahler and historical figures...

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The Death of a Critic by Morley Torgov

The Death of a Critic

Morley Torgov

eBook

Morley Torgov's Inspector Hermann Preiss is a worldly, savvy detective who finds himself at the scene of very unusual crimes: murders in the world of classical music. Along the way, he'll meet famous composers like Gustav Mahler and historical figures...

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Over His Dead Body by Morley Torgov

Over His Dead Body

Morley Torgov

eBook

Morley Torgov's Inspector Hermann Preiss is a worldly, savvy detective who finds himself at the scene of very unusual crimes: murders in the world of classical music. Along the way, he'll meet famous composers like Gustav Mahler and historical figures...

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Invitation to die by Barbara Cleverly

Invitation to die

Barbara Cleverly

eBook

"Redfyre becomes caught in a dark tale of revenge, betrayal and injustice--a lingering mystery from a long-forgotten war"--Provided by publisher.

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Singapore sapphire by A. M. Stuart

Singapore sapphire

A. M. Stuart

eBook

Singapore, 1910--Desperate for a fresh start, Harriet Gordon finds herself living with her brother in Singapore at the height of colonial rule. Hoping to gain some financial independence, she advertises her services as a personal secretary. Unfortunately...

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Laetitia Rodd and the case of the wandering scholar by Kate Saunders

Laetitia Rodd and the case of the wandering scholar

Kate Saunders

eBook

It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his beloved brother, whom he has not seen for fifteen years. Joshua Welland was an Ox...

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The twice-hanged man by Priscilla Royal

The twice-hanged man

Priscilla Royal

eBook

It is Autumn, 1282. Edward I, more often hammering the Scots, is at war with Wales and it is not going as well as he wished. Everyone is edgy on both sides of the loosely defined border between England and Wales. Crucial battles have been lost. Raids...

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A pair of sharp eyes  by Kat Armstrong

A pair of sharp eyes

Kat Armstrong

Book

"Coronation hears of the murders before she even reaches the slave port of Bristol - six boys found with their throats slit. Horrified, she wonders at the locals' readiness to blame the killings on Red John, a travelling-man few have actually seen. C...

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A deadly deception  by Tessa Harris

A deadly deception

Tessa Harris

Book

"London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again - daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice Mackenzie is found d...

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The man that got away by Lynne Truss

The man that got away

Lynne Truss

Audio CD

"It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in...

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Treacherous is the night by Anna Lee Huber

Treacherous is the night

Anna Lee Huber

Audio CD

"It's not that Verity Kent doesn't sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now that she's discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting...

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A lady's guide to gossip and murder by Dianne Freeman

A lady's guide to gossip and murder

Dianne Freeman

Audio CD

"Though American by birth, Frances Wynn, the now-widowed Countess of Harleigh, has adapted admirably to the quirks and traditions of the British aristocracy. On August twelfth each year, otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth, most members of the upper...

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The anarchists' club by Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

The anarchists' club

Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

Audio CD

"It's been a year since Leo Stanhope lost the woman he loved, and came close to losing his own life. Now, more than ever, he is determined to keep his head down and stay safe, without risking those he holds dear. But Leo's hopes for peace and security...

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Singapore sapphire  by A. M. Stuart

Singapore sapphire

A. M. Stuart

Book

"Singapore, 1910--Desperate for a fresh start, Harriet Gordon finds herself living with her brother in Singapore at the height of colonial rule. Hoping to gain some financial independence, she advertises her services as a personal secretary. Unfortunately...

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A death of no importance by Mariah Fredericks

A death of no importance

Mariah Fredericks

eBook

"New York City, 1910. Ladies' maid Jane Prescott has taken a position with the Benchley family, dismissed by the city's elite as 'new money.' Invisible until she's needed, Jane has a power they do not-- she understands the rules of high society. At a...

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Death treads the boards by Lesley Cookman

Death treads the boards

Lesley Cookman

eBook

The Alexandria introduces a controversial male impersonator to the stage. Played by the very well known Jessie James, this entertainer is very much in the vein of Vesta Tilley. Chased from her home by her strict Baptist father, Jessie has been sent to...

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The burning issue of the day  by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

The burning issue of the day

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Book

"A journalist has been killed in a suspicious blaze. Everything points to a group of suffragettes, but the apparent culprit insists she is innocent. When Lady Hardcastle receives a letter from a suffragette requesting her urgent help, the retired spy...

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Who's sorry now? by Maggie Robinson

Who's sorry now?

Maggie Robinson

Large Print

"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 Savoy ballroom....

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Murder in the City of Liberty by Rachel McMillan

Murder in the City of Liberty

Rachel McMillan

Large Print

"Determined to make a life for herself, Reggie Van Buren bid goodbye to fine china and the man her parents expected her to marry and escaped to Boston. What she never expected to discover was that an unknown talent for sleuthing would develop into a ...

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Lady in the lake by Laura Lippman

Lady in the lake

Laura Lippman

Large Print

"In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know - everyone, that is, except Madeline 'Maddie' Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined...

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One good deed by David Baldacci

One good deed

David Baldacci

Large Print

"It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of dos and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't ...

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The unexpected return of Josephine Fox  by Claire Gradidge

The unexpected return of Josephine Fox

Claire Gradidge

Book

"April 1941, Romsey, England. Josephine 'Jo' Fox hasn't set foot in Romsey in over twenty years. As an illegitimate child, her family - headed by her controlling grandfather - found her an embarrassment. Now, she wants to return to what was once her home...

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The darker arts  by Oscar. author. De Muriel

The darker arts

Oscar. author. De Muriel

Book

"Madame Katerina, Detective 'Nine Nails' McGray's most trusted clairvoyant, hosts a séance for three of Edinburgh's wealthiest families.The following morning everyone is found dead, with Madame Katerina being the only survivor. When questioned she alleges...

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The Peaceful Valley crime wave  by Bill Pronzini

The Peaceful Valley crime wave

Bill Pronzini

Book

1914. Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana... and that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. He hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. Then the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas...

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Mrs. Hudson and the spirits' curse by Martin Davies

Mrs. Hudson and the spirits' curse

Martin Davies

eBook

From acclaimed Richard & Judy Book Club author Martin Davies comes a rollicking new take on Sherlock Holmes: Mrs Hudson & the Spirits' Curse, the first Holmes & Hudson Mystery.

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The Bastille spy  by C. S. Quinn

The Bastille spy

C. S. Quinn

Book

"Paris, 1789. English spy Attica Morgan's success freeing kidnapped Britons has earned her acclaim with an underground network. But it has also led to attention of dangerously powerful men. So when she's given a new assignment in Paris, a city with r...

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The essence of malice by Ashley Weaver

The essence of malice

Ashley Weaver

Large Print

"When Milo Ames receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, Madame Nanette, he and Amory travel to Paris where they are soon embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. Helios Belanger died suddenly, shortly before 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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Who slays the wicked by C. S. Harris

Who slays the wicked

C. S. Harris

Large Print

"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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Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Trinity Place

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Large Print

"As 1899 draws to a close, Frank and Sarah Malloy are ready to celebrate the New Year--and century--at Trinity Church when they notice Mr. Pritchard, a neighbor's relative, behaving oddly and annoying the other revelers. When Frank tries to intervene...

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Invitation to die  by Barbara Cleverly

Invitation to die

Barbara Cleverly

Book

"Redfyre becomes caught in a dark tale of revenge, betrayal and injustice - a lingering mystery from a long-forgotten war"--Provided by publisher.

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Love and death among the cheetahs  by Rhys Bowen

Love and death among the cheetahs

Rhys Bowen

Book

"Georgie is excited when Darcy announces out of the blue that they are flying to Kenya for their extended honeymoon. It is only after they arrive that she suspects he has actually been sent there on an assignment. She tries not to be angry, because she...

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The case of the wandering scholar  by Kate Saunders

The case of the wandering scholar

Kate Saunders

Book

"It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his beloved brother, whom he has not seen for fifteen years. Joshua Welland was an O...

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City of pearl  by Alys Clare

City of pearl

Alys Clare

Book

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

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The twice-hanged man  by Priscilla Royal

The twice-hanged man

Priscilla Royal

Book

"It is Autumn, 1282. Edward I, more often hammering the Scots, is at war with Wales and it is not going as well as he wished. Everyone is edgy on both sides of the loosely defined border between England and Wales. Crucial battles have been lost. Raids...

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The man that got away by Lynne Truss

The man that got away

Lynne Truss

eBook

It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in...

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In this grave hour by Jacqueline Winspear

In this grave hour

Jacqueline Winspear

eAudiobook

Britain is at war. Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil, Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current situation; her world is on the cusp of great change. One of those changes can be seen in the floods of refugees that are arriving...

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Britannia by Simon Scarrow

Britannia

Simon Scarrow

eBook

Britannien, A. D. 52: Die westlichen Stämme planen einen Aufstand. Während Centurio Macro seine Wunden pflegen muss, führt Präfekt Cato eine Legion gegen die Stammeskämpfer an. Doch der Winter naht. Cato und seine Männer kämpfen gegen erbarmungslose Kälte...

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The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

The Spies of Shilling Lane

Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

eBook

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes a thrilling new WWII story about a village busybody--the mighty Mrs. Braithwaite--who resolves to find, and then rescue, her missing daughter. Mrs. Braithwaite, self-appointed queen of her...

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The ink stain by Meg Keneally

The ink stain

Meg Keneally

eBook

Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, is a thorn in the side of the colonial administration with his agitations for greater rights for convicts and his criticism of the governor. He's been imprisoned several times for criminal libel, and during...

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Once more unto the breach by Meghan Holloway

Once more unto the breach

Meghan Holloway

eAudiobook

Rhys Gravenor, Great War veteran and Welsh sheep farmer, arrives in Paris in the midst of the city's liberation with a worn letter in his pocket that may have arrived years too late. As he follows the footsteps of his missing son across an unfamiliar,...

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Death comes to Dartmoor  by Vivian Conroy

Death comes to Dartmoor

Vivian Conroy

Book

"The mist-shrouded moors of Devon proffer a trove of delights for two vacationing zoologists--but also conceal a hoard of dark secrets reaching down to the fathomless depths of the ocean.Miss Merula Merriweather barely saved her uncle from the gallows...

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Murder in the Oval Library  by Colleen Gleason

Murder in the Oval Library

Colleen Gleason

Book

With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun--and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital. Linc...

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Grave expectations  by Heather Redmond

Grave expectations

Heather Redmond

Book

"London, June 1835: In the interest of being a good neighbor, Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiance Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the.....

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Relative fortunes  by Marlowe Benn

Relative fortunes

Marlowe Benn

Book

"In 1920s New York, the price of a woman's independence can be exorbitant-even fatal. In 1924 Manhattan, women's suffrage is old news. For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life's too short for politics. With her cropped hair and penchant for indep...

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Murder at Crossways  by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at Crossways

Alyssa Maxwell

Book

"The days are getting shorter as summer's end approaches, which means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire railroad tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways. ...

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The sanctuary murders  by Susanna Gregory

The sanctuary murders

Susanna Gregory

Book

"In 1360 Edward III issues a call to arms, as sporadic attacks by the French threaten to turn into a full-blown invasion. In Cambridge, fear of the enemy is magnified by the belief that foreign agents are lurking in the area. Tension runs ever higher...

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Mrs. Jeffries delivers the goods by Emily Brightwell

Mrs. Jeffries delivers the goods

Emily Brightwell

Large Print

"On a cold night in February, the popular Lighterman's Ball festivities are cut short when a guest of honor, Stephen Bremmer, goes into spasms and abruptly collapses. Once again Inspector Witherspoon returns to the Wrexley Hotel to investigate a murder....

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The devil aspect by Craig Russell

The devil aspect

Craig Russell

Large Print

"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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Charity's burden by Edith Maxwell

Charity's burden

Edith Maxwell

Large Print

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

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The Satapur moonstone by Sujata Massey

The Satapur moonstone

Sujata Massey

Large Print

"India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was...

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The poison bed by Elizabeth Fremantle

The poison bed

Elizabeth Fremantle

Large Print

"A king, his lover and his lover's wife. One is a killer. In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest...

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A missed murder by Michael Jecks

A missed murder

Michael Jecks

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"London, 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain - and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is divided between those loyal to Catholic Mary and those who support her half-sister, Lady Elizabeth. Former cutpurse turned...

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Mr Campion's war by Mike Ripley

Mr Campion's war

Mike Ripley

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"Campions young and old, extended family members and loyal friends are gathered at the Dorchester Hotel to celebrate Albert Campion's seventieth birthday - along with some intriguing, unrecognizable guests. Who exactly are the mysterious, aristocrati...

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A gruesome discovery by Cora Harrison

A gruesome discovery

Cora Harrison

Large Print

"Ireland. 1925. Like all who seek charitable contributions, Reverend Mother Aquinas is used to being gifted some fairly dubious items. But nothing like this. On opening the evil-smelling trunk, labelled 'old books', the Reverend Mother is horrified to...

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The chef's secret by Crystal King

The chef's secret

Crystal King

Large Print

"When Bartolomeo Scappi dies in 1577, he leaves his vast estate - properties, money, and his position - to his nephew and apprentice Giovanni. He also gives Giovanni the keys to two strongboxes and strict instructions to burn their contents. Despite ...

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Betrayal in time by Julie McElwain

Betrayal in time

Julie McElwain

eBook

February 1816. Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly is called to investigate the grisly murder of Sir Giles Holbrooke, who was left naked and garroted in an abandoned church, with his tongue cut out. Kendra Donovan, trying to adapt to her new life in the earl...

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The bone fire  by S. D. Sykes

The bone fire

S. D. Sykes

Book

"It's 1361 and Plague has returned to England. In an attempt to flee the approaching danger, Oswald de Lacy escorts his family from their estate of Somershill in Kent, to a remote island castle situated in the tidal mud flats of Romney Marsh. It seems...

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Murder by the book  by Susanna Gregory

Murder by the book

Susanna Gregory

Book

"Close to the end of Easter term, 1358, the colleges of the University of Cambridge are at war over the creation of a Common Library. Scholars from the poorer hostels are delighted by the scheme, but others see it as a dangerous precedent, and demand...

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Prima facie  by Ruth Downie

Prima facie

Ruth Downie

Book

"It's AD 123 and the sun is shining on southern Gaul. Ex-military medic Ruso and his British wife Tilla are back after a long absence - but it's not the reunion anyone had hoped for. Ruso's brother has left him in charge of a farm he has no idea how to...

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