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Historical crime new titles

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A murderous affair by Leighann Dobbs

A murderous affair

Leighann Dobbs

eAudiobook

Lady Katherine juggles Christmas festivities, a perplexing cold case, and a wager with the annoying Captain Wayland that will prove once and for all which of them is the better detective.

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The companion  by Kim Taylor Blakemore

The companion

Kim Taylor Blakemore

Book

"1855, New Hampshire. Lucy Blunt is set to hang for a double murder. Murderess or victim? Only Lucy knows the truth. In the shadow of the gallows, Lucy reflects on the events that led to her bitter downfall--from the moment she arrived at the rambling...

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The hollows  by Jess Montgomery

The hollows

Jess Montgomery

Book

"Ohio, 1926: For many years, the underground railroad track in Moonvale Tunnel has been used as a short cut through the Appalachian hills. When an elderly woman is killed walking along the tracks, the brakeman tells tales of seeing a ghostly female f...

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The body outside the Кгemliп  by James L. May

The body outside the Кгemliп

James L. May

Book

"Solovetsky occupies the island site of a former monastery in the White Sea. Here, hundreds of miles from civilization, and with a skeleton crew of secret-policemen in charge, some prisoners are consigned to all kinds of forced labor and others sit a...

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Mister Wolf by Christopher Petit

Mister Wolf

Christopher Petit

eAudiobook

Berlin, July 1944, a world of illicit jazz clubs, sexually generous young women, suspect art dealers, last-ditch zealots and a city defined by crumbling infrastructure, advanced terror, dirty secrets and deep politics--and then there is August Schlegel,...

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Death at Glamis Castle  by Robin. author. Paige

Death at Glamis Castle

Robin. author. Paige

Book

"Lord Charles Sheridan and his clever American wife, Kate, have been summoned by the king to clear the name of a prince who's been living secretly at Glamis under an assumed name, while keeping his true identity secret."--Publisher website.

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The irrationalist  by Andrew Pessin

The irrationalist

Andrew Pessin

Book

"Who would want to murder the world's most famous philosopher? Turns out: nearly everyone. In 1649, Descartes was invited by the Queen of Sweden to become her Court Philosopher. Though he was the world's leading philosopher, his life had by this point...

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The art of theft by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

The art of theft

Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Large Print

"As 'Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective', Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson i...

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The Peaceful Valley crime wave by Bill Pronzini

The Peaceful Valley crime wave

Bill Pronzini

Large Print

"Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana. And that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. Aside from the occasional drunken brawl or minor disturbance out on the reservation, he hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. That is,...

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The doll factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The doll factory

Elizabeth Macneal

Large Print

"An intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment - forg...

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A snapshot of murder by Frances Brody

A snapshot of murder

Frances Brody

Large Print

"Yorkshire, 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work and indulging in her other passion: photography. When her local Photographic Society proposes an outing to the opening of the Brontë Museum, Kate...

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The wrong girl by Donis Casey

The wrong girl

Donis Casey

Large Print

"In February of 1926, private detective Ted Oliver is hired by a mysterious client to investigate the death of Graham Peyton, a man known for recruiting high-class prostitutes for the studios until his disappearance five years ago. Thanks to a feroci...

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In the shadow of Vesuvius  by Tasha Alexander

In the shadow of Vesuvius

Tasha Alexander

Book

Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, have accompanied her friend Ivy Brandon on a trip to Pompeii. When they uncover a corpse and the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own. She seems...

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Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Montparnasse

Kerry Greenwood

eBook

Always enticing in divine twenties fashion, Phryne, one of the most exciting and likeable heroines in crime writing today, leads us through a tightly plotted maze of thrilling adventure set in 1920s Australia.

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In spite of all terror  by V. M. Knox

In spite of all terror

V. M. Knox

Book

"September 1940. Britain stands alone facing an imminent Nazi invasion. Handpicked groups of men form the covert Auxiliary Units; ordinary by day, they will be saboteurs and assassins by night. With a life expectancy of two weeks, their identities are...

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The woman in the veil  by Laura Joh Rowland

The woman in the veil

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"Investigating a brutal murder attempt on a woman in 1890 London, crime-scene photographer Sarah Bain and her friends are baffled when three different families claim the victim, who awakens without a memory of her identity." --Publisher

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The corpse played dead by Georgina Clarke

The corpse played dead

Georgina Clarke

eAudiobook

'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players ...' When an undercover assignment for the Bow Street magistrate sees prostitute Lizzie Hardwicke trade Ma Farley's Bawdy House in Soho for life as a theatre seamstress on Drury Lane,...

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Rivals  by Sam Michaels

Rivals

Sam Michaels

Book

"The streets of Battersea are about to get a new leader, one who will rule with an iron fist. It's the 1930s and Georgina Garrett has risen up from her tough beginnings to become the new boss of the Battersea gang. But not everyone is pleased with a ...

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Grave expectations by Heather Redmond

Grave expectations

Heather Redmond

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"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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Smoke and ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Smoke and ashes

Abir Mukherjee

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"India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned...

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The disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth by Leonard S. Goldberg

The disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth

Leonard S. Goldberg

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"Joanna and the Watsons receive an unexpected visitor to 221b Baker Street during a nocturnal storm. A rain-drenched Dr. Alexander Verner arrives with a most harrowing tale. Verner has just returned from an unsettling trip to see a patient who he believes...

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All roads lead to Whitechapel  by Michelle Birkby

All roads lead to Whitechapel

Michelle Birkby

Book

"Behind every great man is a great woman...? Maybe so, but the women in Sherlock Holmes's life are tired of toiling in his shadow. Matters come to a head when the Great Man declines to help a desperate young bride, prompting Mrs. Hudson (Holmes's hou...

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The woman in the veil by Laura Joh Rowland

The woman in the veil

Laura Joh Rowland

eBook

Investigating a brutal murder attempt on a woman in 1890 London, crime-scene photographer Sarah Bain and her friends are baffled when three different families claim the victim, who awakens without a memory of her identity. --Publisher

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In the shadow of Vesuvius by Tasha Alexander

In the shadow of Vesuvius

Tasha Alexander

eBook

"In skillfully intertwined storylines from the dawn of the twentieth century and the heyday of the Roman Empire, Tasha Alexander's bestselling series brings Lady Emily and her husband to Pompeii, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city....

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Garden of lies by Amanda Quick

Garden of lies

Amanda Quick

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London? The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its...

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Run cold   by Edward Ifkovic

Run cold

Edward Ifkovic

Book

"Jack Mabie claims to be the meanest man in Alaska, yet the old sourdough seems to be just one of the crusty geezers in every roadhouse bewildered by how his lawless frontier life has morphed into the pastel 1950s world of martini cocktail bars up and...

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The ring by M. J. Trow

The ring

M. J. Trow

Large Print

"September, 1873. Private enquiry agents Matthew Grand and James Batchelor have been hired by timber merchant Selwyn Byng following the disappearance of his heiress wife. The only clue they have to go on is a badly spelled note demanding the princely...

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Traitor's codex by Jeri Westerson

Traitor's codex

Jeri Westerson

Large Print

"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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Watchers of the dead by Simon Beaufort

Watchers of the dead

Simon Beaufort

Large Print

"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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Near Prospect Park  by Lawrence H. Levy

Near Prospect Park

Lawrence H. Levy

Book

"It's December 1896, and detective Mary Handley has done the last thing anyone expected of her: settled down. After falling in love with muckraking reporter Harper Lloyd, she turns her focus from pursuing new cases to raising her daughter Josephine. ...

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Murder at the Manchester Museum  by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the Manchester Museum

Jim Eldridge

Book

"1895. Former Scotland Yard detective Daniel Wilson, made famous from his days working the Jack the Ripper case, and his archaeologist sidekick Abigail Fenton are summoned to investigate the murder of a young woman at the Manchester Museum. Though st...

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Death scene by Jane Adams

Death scene

Jane Adams

Large Print

"1928. A rising star of the silent screen, Cissie Rowe had a bright future ahead of her in the new talking pictures. Not any more. Cissie had died, tragically, many times on screen - but this time it's for real. When Cissie is found brutally murdered...

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The dead don't wait by Michael Jecks

The dead don't wait

Michael Jecks

eBook

April, 1555. A priest has been stabbed to death in the village of St Botolph, his body left to rot by the roadside - and Jack Blackjack stands accused of his murder. As well as clearing his name, Jack has his own reasons for wanting to find out who r...

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Murder at the opera by D. M. (Diana) Quincy

Murder at the opera

D. M. (Diana) Quincy

eBook

"London, 1815. Amateur sleuth Atlas Catesby is about to discover the dark side of the bright lights. His long-awaited night at the opera with Lady Lilliana ends abruptly when a notorious courtesan is shot to death in Covent Garden. The infamous victim...

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Mephisto waltz by F. R Tallis

Mephisto waltz

F. R Tallis

eBook

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 unconventional...

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A trace of deceit by Karen Odden

A trace of deceit

Karen Odden

eBook

From the author of A Dangerous Duet comes the next book in her Victorian mystery series, this time following a daring female painter and the Scotland Yard detective who is investigating her brother's suspicious death. A young painter digs beneath the...

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Murder at the ice ball by Leighann Dobbs

Murder at the ice ball

Leighann Dobbs

eAudiobook

When a tragic accident turns out to be murder, Lady Katherine finds herself embroiled in an investigation tainted by lies and deception.

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The devil's road  by Jean-Pierre Ohl

The devil's road

Jean-Pierre Ohl

Book

"While draining a pond during work for the construction of the Stockton to Darlington Railway, George Stevenson's workers discover a female corpse with a dagger stuck between her ribs - could it be that of Lady Beresford, the French wife of a local baron...

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Hermitage, Wat and some druids  by author Howard of Warwick

Hermitage, Wat and some druids

author Howard of Warwick

Book

"Brother Hermitage is at it again - this time with druids. Is it a murder mystery? Is it a thriller? Is it just something gone horribly wrong? When his nemesis, the Norman conqueror Le Pedvin, orders him to Wales, Brother Hermitage knows it is going to...

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Hermitage, Wat and some murder or other  by author Howard of Warwick

Hermitage, Wat and some murder or other

author Howard of Warwick

Book

"Humour ahead: The works of Howard of Warwick are hilarious and very silly. If you value your historical proprieties look away now. After 1066 not all the Normans were in England. Those left in Normandy were up to no good and the ghastly Le Pedvin, wants...

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A devious death by Alyssa Maxwell

A devious death

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But Regina's odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina's mother and brother-- bitter over the unequal distribution...

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Penny for your secrets by Anna Lee Huber

Penny for your secrets

Anna Lee Huber

Audio CD

"The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. And when Ada's Marquess husband is discovered shot through...

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Murder at the opera  by D. M. (Diana) Quincy

Murder at the opera

D. M. (Diana) Quincy

Book

"London, 1815. Amateur sleuth Atlas Catesby is about to discover the dark side of the bright lights. His long-awaited night at the opera with Lady Lilliana ends abruptly when a notorious courtesan is shot to death in Covent Garden. The infamous victim...

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And dangerous to know  by Darcie Wilde

And dangerous to know

Darcie Wilde

Book

"Trust is a delicate thing, and no one knows that better than Rosalind Thorne. Lady Melbourne has entrusted her with recovering a packet of highly sensitive private letters stolen from her desk. The contents of these letters hold great interest for the...

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The Venice atonement  by Merryn Allingham

The Venice atonement

Merryn Allingham

Book

"A tragic accident at the opera - or the murder of someone keeping dangerous secrets? While watching the opera at La Fenice, Nancy Tremayne is shocked to see a woman fall to her death. But how did this tragedy occur? Newlywed Nancy is accompanying her...

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Death at Devil's Bridge  by Robin Paige

Death at Devil's Bridge

Robin Paige

Book

"Newlyweds Charles and Kate Sheridan have moved into Kate's ancestral Georgian home Bishop's Keep, where Kate plans to devote herself to her writing and Charles to the responsibilities of the landed gentry. He agrees to host an automobile exhibition ...

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Mister Wolf  by Christopher. author. Petit

Mister Wolf

Christopher. author. Petit

Book

"Berlin, July 1944, a world of illicit jazz clubs, sexually generous young women, suspect art dealers, last-ditch zealots and a city defined by crumbling infrastructure, advanced terror, dirty secrets and deep politics - and then there is August Schl...

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The Bridge to Belle Island by Julie Klassen

The Bridge to Belle Island

Julie Klassen

eBook

While Benjamin investigates a mysterious death, evidence takes him to a remote island on the Thames. There, Isabelle is trapped by fear and has a recurring dream about a man's death. Or is it a memory? When a murder brings everyone under suspicion, and...

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The unquiet heart  by Gordon Ferris

The unquiet heart

Gordon Ferris

Book

"It's 1946 and Danny McRae is a private detective scraping a living in ration-card London. Eve Copeland, crime reporter, is looking for new angles to save her career. It's a match made in heaven. Until Eve disappears, a contact dies violently and an ...

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Death comes as the end by Agatha Christie

Death comes as the end

Agatha Christie

Large Print

"It is Egypt in 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a ka-priest. Young, beautiful, and venomous, most agree that it was fate - she deserved to die like a snake! But at...

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Why didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie

Why didn't they ask Evans?

Agatha Christie

Large Print

"When a man plunges down a cliff, two adventurous friends decide to find his killer! While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a...

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A murder is announced by Agatha Christie

A murder is announced

Agatha Christie

Large Print

"The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are amazed by an advertisement in the local paper which reads 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm'. Unable to resist, a crowd begins to gather at the house...

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Comanche sunrise by Ethan J. Wolfe

Comanche sunrise

Ethan J. Wolfe

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"Two Hawks, a once proud Comanche warrior defeated in battle is now living a quiet life of desperation on the reservation at Fort Smith, Arkansas. Beneath his calm, collected demeanor beats the heart of a warrior and he dreams and longs for the days when...

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Sword of shadows  by Jeri Westerson

Sword of shadows

Jeri Westerson

Book

"A quest to find the ancient sword Excalibur quickly turns into a hunt for a determined killer for Crispin Guest. London, 1396. A trip to the swordsmith shop for Crispin Guest, Tracker of London, and his apprentice Jack Tucker takes an unexpected turn...

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A dying note  by Ann Parker

A dying note

Ann Parker

Book

"It's autumn of 1881, and Inez Stannert, still the co-owner of Leadville, Colorado's Silver Queen saloon, is settled in San Francisco with her young ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez has turned her business talents to managing a music store, hoping to eventu...

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Death and the chevalier  by Robin Blake

Death and the chevalier

Robin Blake

Book

"November, 1745. Preston, Lancashire. Rumours abound that Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, has landed in Scotland, intent on marching south to claim the English throne. Meanwhile, a headless body is discovered in an icy pond. Coroner Titus...

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The attempted murder of Teddy Roosevelt  by Burt Solomon

The attempted murder of Teddy Roosevelt

Burt Solomon

Book

"Theodore Roosevelt had been president for less than a year when on a tour in New England his horse-drawn carriage was broadsided by an electric trolley. TR was thrown clear but his Secret Service bodyguard was killed instantly. The trolley's motorman...

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Lady takes the case  by Eliza Casey

Lady takes the case

Eliza Casey

Book

"England 1912. Danby Hall is the only home Lady Cecilia Bates has ever known. Despite the rigid rules of etiquette and her mother the Countess of Avebury's fervent desire to see her married off, Lady Cecilia can't imagine life anywhere else. But now,...

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

The anarchists' club

Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

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"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 wicked cometh by Laura (Author) Carlin

The wicked cometh

Laura (Author) Carlin

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"Down the darkest London streets and alleyways, acts of unspeakable wickedness are left unchecked and some of the poorest in society are disappearing with no one willing to speak for them. But Hester White, a bright young woman from the slums of Bethnal...

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The bridge to Belle Island  by Julie Klassen

The bridge to Belle Island

Julie Klassen

Book

"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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This side of murder by Anna Lee Huber

This side of murder

Anna Lee Huber

eAudiobook

Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of her late husband's fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets--along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on...

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One good deed by David Baldacci

One good deed

David Baldacci

Audio CD

"In 1949, Aloysius Archer arrives in the dusty Southern town of Poca City. He has nothing but a handful of dollars, the clothes he's wearing and an appointment with his new parole officer. After his wartime experiences in Italy and a prison sentence for...

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The paper cell  by Louise Hutcheson

The paper cell

Louise Hutcheson

Book

"In 1950s London, a literary agent finds fame when he secretly steals a young woman's brilliant novel manuscript and publishes it under his own name, Lewis Carson. Two days after their meeting, the woman is found strangled on Peckham Rye Common: did ...

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Death brings a shadow  by Rosemary Simpson

Death brings a shadow

Rosemary Simpson

Book

"In spring 1889, Prudence and Geoffrey set sail from New York Harbor on a private yacht bound for Bradford Island, where her friend Eleanor Dickson is to be wed. The Sea Islands along the Georgia coast serve as a winter playground for the likes of th...

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A deadly deception by Tessa Harris

A deadly deception

Tessa Harris

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"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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A bottle of rum  by Steve Goble

A bottle of rum

Steve Goble

Book

"1723 - Spider John and his friend Odin, no longer marooned in the Caribbean, believe they have left the pirate life behind. All Spider wants is to return to his beloved Em -- but the murder of a shady innkeeper threatens to keep Spider permanently....

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Truth dare kill  by Gordon Ferris

Truth dare kill

Gordon Ferris

Book

"The war's over. But no medals for Danny McRae. Just amnesia and blackouts; twin handicaps for a private investigator with an upper-class client on the hook for murder. It gets harder: newspaper headlines about a Soho psychopath stir grisly memories in...

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Lethal pursuit  by Will Thomas

Lethal pursuit

Will Thomas

Book

"London, 1892. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to a...

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One fatal flaw  by Anne. author. Perry

One fatal flaw

Anne. author. Perry

Book

"It is 1910 and a warehouse fire on the banks of the Thames has left one criminal dead and another charged with his murder. Convinced of his innocence, Jessie Beale begs barrister Daniel Pitt to defend the accused. It's a hopeless case - unless Daniel...

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Grave expectations by Heather Redmond

Grave expectations

Heather Redmond

Audio CD

"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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The room of the dead by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

The room of the dead

M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

Audio CD

"December, 1939. Having solved the case of the Suffolk Vampire, Inspector Betty Church and her colleagues at Sackwater Police Station have settled back down to business. There's the elderly Mr Fern who keeps losing his slippers, Sylvia Satin's thirte...

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The vanished bride  by Bella Ellis

The vanished bride

Bella Ellis

Book

"Yorkshire, 1845. A young woman has gone missing from her home, Chester Grange, leaving no trace, save a large pool of blood in her bedroom and a slew of dark rumours about her marriage. A few miles away across the moors, the daughters of a humble pa...

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Dead man switch by Tara Moss

Dead man switch

Tara Moss

Audio CD

"She's a woman in a man's world. Sydney, 1946. Billie Walker is living life on her own terms. World War Two has left her bereaved, her photojournalist husband missing and presumed dead. Determined not to rely on any man for her future, she re-opens her...

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The wrong girl by Donis Casey

The wrong girl

Donis Casey

eAudiobook

Blanche Tucker longs to escape her drop-dead dull life in tiny Boynton, Oklahoma. Then dashing Graham Peyton roars into town. Posing as a film producer, Graham convinces the ambitious but naive teenager to run away with him to a glamorous new life. I...

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The wrong girl by Donis Casey

The wrong girl

Donis Casey

eBook

"In February of 1926, private detective Ted Oliver is hired by a mysterious client to investigate the death of Graham Peyton, a man known for recruiting high-class prostitutes for the studios until his disappearance five years ago. Thanks to a feroci...

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Night watch by David C. Taylor

Night watch

David C. Taylor

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"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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A web of silk by Fiona Buckley

A web of silk

Fiona Buckley

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"August, 1582. The queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, has ordered Ursula to keep an eye on her new neighbour, Giles Frost, who is rumoured to be spying for King Philip of Spain. Arriving at Knoll House on the pretext of teaching his two daugh...

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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie

Large Print

"All the best ingredients are here: an idyllic cruise in an exotic setting, a beautiful young woman on her honeymoon, a shocking murder with suspects galore. Fortunately Hercule Poirot is on the scene, thanks to a cruise holiday on the River Nile, and...

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Moonscape by Julie W. Weston

Moonscape

Julie W. Weston

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"Once again, Nellie Burns and Moonshine leap into trouble--this time in Craters of the Moon in southwest Idaho. Nellie accompanies Sheriff Asteguigoiri to the lava fields as his photographer. Three people are missing there, doing "God's work," according...

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Betrayal in time by Julie McElwain

Betrayal in time

Julie McElwain

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"February 1816: A race through the icy, twisting cobblestone streets of London ends inside an abandoned church - and a horrific discovery. Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly is called to investigate the grisly murder of Sir Giles Holbrooke, who was left naked...

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The Darwin affair by Timothy Mason

The Darwin affair

Timothy Mason

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"Get ready for one of the most inventive and entertaining novels of 2019 - an edge-of-your-seat Victorian-era thriller, where the controversial publication On the Origin of Species sets off a string of unspeakable crimes. London, June 1860: When an.....

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The last list of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis

The last list of Miss Judith Kratt

Andrea Bobotis

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"Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer - the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder that no one talks about - and she knows in her old bones that it's time to make an inventory of her household and its valuables. But she finds that...

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Death in the East  by Abir. author. Mukherjee

Death in the East

Abir. author. Mukherjee

Book

"1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside,...

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The penmaker's wife  by Steve Robinson

The penmaker's wife

Steve Robinson

Book

"Birmingham, 1880. Angelica Chastain has fled from London with her young son, William. She promises him a better life, far away from the terrors they left behind.Securing a job as a governess, Angelica captures the attention of wealthy widower Stanley...

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Not saying goodbye  by B. (Boris) Akunin

Not saying goodbye

B. (Boris) Akunin

Book

"Russia, 1918 : The young Soviet state is in turmoil. Chekists walk along the streets. Hunger, cold and mud crawl away in the former aristocratic quarters of Moscow. The old order has been turned upside down, leaving room for political infighting and...

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The turning tide  by Catriona McPherson

The turning tide

Catriona McPherson

Book

"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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