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Historical crime new titles

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The steady running of the hour by Justin Go

The steady running of the hour

Justin Go

eBook

In this mesmerising debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth.

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

Murder on Union Square

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

eAudiobook

When a murder hits close to home, Frank finds himself in an unusual position--the prime suspect in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series... Frank and Sarah Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their...

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The monogram murders by Sophie Hannah

The monogram murders

Sophie Hannah

eBook

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will...

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Dark empire  by John Horrocks

Dark empire

John Horrocks

Book

Katherine Mansfield created some of literature's most chilling characters, not least Harry Kember and his wife. They seemed out of place among the families enjoying summer holidays at Wellington's Days Bay. Some of the women at the Bay thought that one...

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Lord John and the private matter by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the private matter

Diana Gabaldon

eAudiobook

The epic, multivolume Outlander saga is the starting point for a brilliant new series that begins with the novel Lord John and the Private Matter. Filled with intrigue and mystery and starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, Lord John Grey,...

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Lord John and the brotherhood of the blade by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the brotherhood of the blade

Diana Gabaldon

eAudiobook

Diana Gabaldon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander saga, brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey. Here Gabaldon weaves together the strands of Lord John's secret and public lives-a shattering family mystery,...

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Murder on Pleasant Avenue by Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Murder on Pleasant Avenue

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

eAudiobook

When midwife Sarah and detective Frank Malloy's friend and new partner Gino Donatelli is accused of murder, Frank and Sarah must catch the killer to keep Gino alive, in this enthralling new novel in the USA Today bestselling Gaslight Mystery series. A...

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A silent stabbing by Alyssa Maxwell

A silent stabbing

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"Eva is excited for a visit from her sister Alice, who lives in Suffolk with her husband and three children. But when Alice arrives alone, desiring a break from her family, Eva becomes concerned. Her dismay deepens as Alice starts spending time with a...

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The Cairo brief by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Cairo brief

Fiona Veitch Smith

Audio CD

"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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The bridge to Belle Island by Julie Klassen

The bridge to Belle Island

Julie Klassen

Audio CD

"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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Tell me no lies by Shelley Noble

Tell me no lies

Shelley Noble

Large Print

"Lady Dunbridge was not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She's come to New York City, ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. The social events of the summer have been amusing but...

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In the shadow of Vesuvius by Tasha Alexander

In the shadow of Vesuvius

Tasha Alexander

Large Print

"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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The stolen gold affair by Bill Pronzini

The stolen gold affair

Bill Pronzini

Large Print

"Despite the fact that his wedding is right around the corner, John Quincannon takes on what may be his riskiest assignment: going undercover into a gold mine to ferret out a gang hijacking high-grade ore before it reaches the surface ... John discovers...

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One fatal flaw by Anne Perry

One fatal flaw

Anne Perry

Large Print

"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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The hollows by Jess Montgomery

The hollows

Jess Montgomery

Large Print

"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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Poppy Redfern and the midnight murders by Tessa Arlen

Poppy Redfern and the midnight murders

Tessa Arlen

Large Print

"Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, the Redfern family's house and farmland has been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force....

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The pieces we keep by Kristina McMorris

The pieces we keep

Kristina McMorris

Large Print

"Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes's grief over her husband's untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flyi...

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The good wife  by Jane Adams

The good wife

Jane Adams

Book

"1929. Police surgeon Dr Clive Mason is devastated when his wife Martha is found dead in an empty horsebox at Southwell Races, her handbag stolen. The Masons were enjoying a day out at the races with their friends, Dr Ephraim Phillips and his wife Nora,...

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The dead don't wait by Michael Jecks

The dead don't wait

Michael Jecks

Large Print

"April, 1555. A priest has been stabbed to death in the village of St Botolph, to the east of the City of London, 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...

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To Davy Jones below by Carola Dunn

To Davy Jones below

Carola Dunn

eBook

"With the peal of wedding bells still ringing in their ears, Daisy Dalrymple and her new husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, take an ocean trip to America. On board they are joined by a coterie of acquaintances, including American indus...

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The green dress  by Liz Tolsma

The green dress

Liz Tolsma

Book

"When Harriet Peters came to Boston in 1882, the Robinson family took her in like one of their own, and Harriet became closer to Lizzie Robinson than her own siblings. Now, four years later, Lizzie is deathly sick, failing quickly just like several others...

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The case of the murdered muckraker by Carola Dunn

The case of the murdered muckraker

Carola Dunn

eBook

"In late 1923, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, come to America for a honeymoon visit. In the midst of a pleasure trip, however, both work in a bit of business - Alec travels ...

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The bloody tower by Carola Dunn

The bloody tower

Carola Dunn

eBook

Daisy discovers fresh blood in a tower infamous through history for dark deeds ... Now the mother of two-month-old twins, Daisy decides to resume her journalistic career by writing a piece for a new magazine on the Tower of London. On her visit she's...

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The vanished bride by Bella Ellis

The vanished bride

Bella Ellis

Large Print

"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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The pearl dagger by L. A. Chandlar

The pearl dagger

L. A. Chandlar

Large Print

"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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Hope for the innocent by Caroline Dunford

Hope for the innocent

Caroline Dunford

Large Print

"It is 1939 - World War II is looming, Oswald Mosley has awoken fascist sympathies among the British aristocracy and, in London, socialites are gathering for the start of the Season. Enter astute, Oxford graduate Hope Stapleford, whose quick wit, love...

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Above the bay of angels by Rhys Bowen

Above the bay of angels

Rhys Bowen

eAudiobook

Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella's hand. It's an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef de...

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A fatal truth by Faith Martin

A fatal truth

Faith Martin

eBook

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Her last words by Kim (Novelist) Kelly

Her last words

Kim (Novelist) Kelly

Audio CD

"Thisbe Chisholm wants to be a writer. It's 2007, a time of digital revolution and skyrocketing property prices, but she's an old-fashioned girl. She doesn't even own a mobile phone. She has no stars-in-her-eyes desire for fame, to see her name on the...

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A question of betrayal  by Anne Perry

A question of betrayal

Anne Perry

Book

"July, 1934. Following the assassination of Chancellor Dollfuss in Vienna, Elena Standish is enlisted by MI6 in London to travel to Trieste to rescue her former lover, Aiden Strother. Aiden left her broken-hearted several years ago and she vowed to h...

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Lady rights a wrong  by Eliza Casey

Lady rights a wrong

Eliza Casey

Book

"Lady Cecilia of Danby Hall feels adrift. She couldn't be less interested in helping to plan the church's upcoming bazaar. Instead, what excites her most is the Woman's Suffrage Union meeting she has just attended. Inspired by the famous and charismatic...

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The Saracen's mark by S. W. Perry

The Saracen's mark

S. W. Perry

Audio CD

1593. Five years on from the Armada and England is taking its first faltering steps towards a future as a global power. On an undercover mission to find out the fate of one of the queen's informers, physician and reluctant spy, Nicholas Shelby, travels...

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Riviera gold  by Laurie R. King

Riviera gold

Laurie R. King

Book

"It's summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes...

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Styx and stones by Carola Dunn

Styx and stones

Carola Dunn

eBook

The hot summer heat could put anyone on edge but to Daisy Dalrymple, it does seem that her brother-in-law, Lord John Frobisher, is exceptionally tense - and with good reason. Someone with an evil sense of humour is sending him a series of poisoned pen...

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Sheer folly by Carola Dunn

Sheer folly

Carola Dunn

eBook

In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend Lucy head off for several days at stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of architectural follies they plan to research and photograph it. Leaving her husband...

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Fatal as a fallen woman by Kathy Lynn. Emerson

Fatal as a fallen woman

Kathy Lynn. Emerson

eBook

Reporter Diana Spaulding leaves for Denver after hearing that her mother has been accused of murdering her gold-baron father in this wry historical novel. Upon arriving in the Mile-High City, Spaulding must brave opium dens, snooty Denver society, and...

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The black ship by Carola Dunn

The black ship

Carola Dunn

eBook

It is 1925 and the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, her husband Alec Fletcher and their recent twins move to a new, large house on the outskirts of London. Set in a small circle of houses with a communal garden, it seems like the idyllic setting - that is,...

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Deadlier than the pen by Kathy Lynn. Emerson

Deadlier than the pen

Kathy Lynn. Emerson

eBook

In 1888, the murder of two female journalists in the New York City prompts newly widowed journalist Diana Spaulding to investigate the handsome horror author Damon Bathory in this historical mystery. Although her growing affection for Bathory makes h...

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A fatal truth  by Faith Martin

A fatal truth

Faith Martin

Book

"As the Hughes family celebrate bonfire night, a terrible accident leaves the garden shed in flames - and father and grandfather Thomas trapped inside. Tragic though it is, Thomas’s death passes without suspicion - until a local journalist makes accusations...

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Above the bay of angels by Rhys Bowen

Above the bay of angels

Rhys Bowen

Audio CD

Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella's hand. It's an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef de...

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Caveat emptor by Ruth Downie

Caveat emptor

Ruth Downie

eBook

In the far reaches of the Roman Empire, there are three certainties in life for Doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso: death, taxes, and angry barbarians. The hero finds himself trapped at the heart of an increasingly treacherous conspiracy involving theft, for...

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A question of honor by Charles Todd

A question of honor

Charles Todd

eBook

In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and...

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The law of angels by Cassandra Clark

The law of angels

Cassandra Clark

eBook

"Summer, 1384. The sun is hot and high, promising a fine harvest - but storm-clouds of insurrection are gathering over England. Lollard heretics, driven from their base at Oxford by the iron fist of the Archbishop Courtenay, now roam the land sowing...

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The Satapur moonstone by Sujata Massey

The Satapur moonstone

Sujata Massey

eBook

Lawyer-sleuth Perveen Mistry returns in another fascinating Bombay mystery.

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The body in the garden  by Katharine Schellman

The body in the garden

Katharine Schellman

Book

"London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She's no stranger to the glittering world of London's upper crust....

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A parliament of spies by Cassandra Clark

A parliament of spies

Cassandra Clark

eBook

York archbishop Alexander Neville taps Abbess Hildegarde to accompany him on a trip to London, where she's to serve as his spy. Before they set out, Neville's saucier is found dead in a wine vat, evidently murdered. Set in 14th century England during...

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Black death by M. J. Trow

Black death

M. J. Trow

Large Print

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

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Murder at Whitby Abbey by Cassandra Clark

Murder at Whitby Abbey

Cassandra Clark

Large Print

"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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A lily of the field by John Lawton

A lily of the field

John Lawton

eAudiobook

Meret Voytek, pupil of professor Viktor Rosen, a Jew in exile from Germany, watches as Vienna comes under Nazi rule and the repercussions for the Jews. Across Europe, Dr Karel Szabo, a Hungarian physicist, has been interned on the Isle of Man. Rescued...

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Mortmain Hall  by Martin Edwards

Mortmain Hall

Martin Edwards

Book

"Journalist Jacob Flint finds himself framed for murder after a surprise witness helps a man accused of a "blazing car" killing escape the gallows. To save himself, Jacob needs to discover what links these strange events to a remote estate on a northern...

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Mistletoe and murder by Carola Dunn

Mistletoe and murder

Carola Dunn

eBook

In December 1923, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher yields to the demands of her mother and the needs of her writing career and brings her family to an old Cornish estate for Christmas. The estate, occupied by the poor relations of the ancestral lord, has a r...

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Gunpowder plot by Carola Dunn

Gunpowder plot

Carola Dunn

eBook

"Fatal Fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night... Daisy Darlymple is delighted to accept an invitation from her old school friend. Gwen Tyndall lives at Edge Manor in the Cotswolds and Daisy's visit will coincide with their annual fireworks display on 5th November....

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Gone west by Carola Dunn

Gone west

Carola Dunn

eBook

Daisy's hot on the trail of a murdered writer! September 1926, and Daisy's in Derbyshire, visiting an old school friend who's currently employed by a novelist as his personal secretary. Sylvia Richmond has asked Daisy to investigate discreetly as she...

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Fall of a philanderer by Carola Dunn

Fall of a philanderer

Carola Dunn

eBook

For Daisy and her husband Alec, a long-awaited break by the sea becomes a busman's holiday when a local ladies' man turns up murdered on the beach ... Yet in the coastal town of Westcombe it's hard to find someone who wouldn't have wanted George Enderby...

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Die laughing by Carola Dunn

Die laughing

Carola Dunn

eBook

In April 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher must face her darkest fears and confront the one person she's tried to avoid-the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she discovers the dentist stone-cold dead. The circumstances of his...

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Dead in the water by Carola Dunn

Dead in the water

Carola Dunn

eBook

July, 1923, and Daisy has been invited by an American magazine to cover the Henley Regatta. But unknown to her, she steps right into a class war between two members of the Oxford rowing team. Cox Horace Bott - a shopkeeper's son and scholar student -...

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A mourning wedding by Carola Dunn

A mourning wedding

Carola Dunn

eBook

The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher seem to get a reprieve from their sleuthing duties when they are invited to the wedding of their friend, Lucy Fotheringay. Lucy's grandfather is hosting t...

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Rattle his bones by Carola Dunn

Rattle his bones

Carola Dunn

eBook

As a grey drizzle descends upon the damp errand boys and busy omnibuses of London, Daisy Dalrymple is feeling rather cheerful and excited to be showing her nephew and future stepdaughter the glories of Kensington's Natural History Museum. But as closing...

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The red door by Charles Todd

The red door

Charles Todd

eBook

In post-World War I England, Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge faces a wall of silence as he attempts to bring a ruthless killer to justice for the bludgeoning death of a Lancashire woman and the murder of a man who never came home from the Great ...

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The mannequin house by Roger Morris

The mannequin house

Roger Morris

eBook

London, 1914. Called out to investigate the murder of a fashion model employed by the House of Blackley, a prestigious Kensington department store, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn of Scotland Yard's Special Crimes Department is thrown into the bizarre:...

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A talented man  by Henrietta McKervey

A talented man

Henrietta McKervey

Book

"Ellis Spender, only son of a once-esteemed society family, believes money, success and the high life are his birthright -- only prevented by a cruel trick of fate. Struggling to stay ahead of his creditors, the dejected writer decides to forge a sequel...

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Arrowood and the Thames corpses  by Mick Finlay

Arrowood and the Thames corpses

Mick Finlay

Book

"South London, 1896. William Arrowood, Victorian London's less salubrious private detective, is paid a visit by Captain Moon, the owner of a pleasure steamer moored on the Thames. He complains that someone has been damaging his boat, putting his business...

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Scorpions' nest by M. J. Trow

Scorpions' nest

M. J. Trow

eBook

October, 1586. Sir Francis Walsingham has despatched Kit Marlowe to the English College in Rheims where he suspects the Catholic traitor Matthew Baxter is hiding. Infiltrating the College undercover, Marlowe learns that the community has been rocked by...

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A pale horse by Charles Todd

A pale horse

Charles Todd

eBook

In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector in the Great War. Who is this man, and...

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A false mirror by Charles Todd

A false mirror

Charles Todd

eBook

Unhealed scars of the Great War still torment Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he carries with him the presence of the soldier he was forced to execute in the midst of battle. A haunted, damaged shell of a man, he has been sent to the small ...

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Seeing a large cat by Elizabeth Peters

Seeing a large cat

Elizabeth Peters

eBook

Amelia finds good luck - in her dreams! 'Stay away from tomb Twenty-Al' says an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand. The year is 1903, the place is Cairo, and it's time for Amelia's ninth adventure. She is asked for help by an old friend whose...

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The Shaker murders by Eleanor Kuhns

The Shaker murders

Eleanor Kuhns

Large Print

"A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears? Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft and murder, travelling weaver Will Rees, his heavily pregnant wife Lydia and six adopted...

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Strange images of death by Barbara Cleverly

Strange images of death

Barbara Cleverly

eBook

"Summertime in Provence, 1926, but for Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands it's not all 'Dance and Provençal song and sunburnt mirth'. Joe is on leave, driving his way south to the Riviera while dropping off his niece at an ancient château in the ...

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Death comes to the nursery by Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to the nursery

Catherine Lloyd

Large Print

"Once known to all in her village as the rector’s daughter, Lucy is now a mother herself – to a wonderful eighteen-month-old son, Ned. Upon discovering that she is expecting a second child, Lucy and Robert are delighted. In anticipation of the new ar...

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The Mitford scandal by Jessica Fellowes

The Mitford scandal

Jessica Fellowes

Large Print

"In the third book in the Mitford Murders series, lady’s maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford into a turbulent late 1920s Europe. The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes...

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The art of dying by Ambrose Parry

The art of dying

Ambrose Parry

Large Print

"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 gold pawn by L. A. Chandlar

The gold pawn

L. A. Chandlar

Large Print

"As Lane Stone travels back to her hometown of Rochester, Michigan to face the ghosts of her past, a high profile Manhattan missing person's case threatens to destroy everything. Through the rich history of Rochester and Detroit Michigan, a ride on t...

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A conspiracy of wolves by Candace M. Robb

A conspiracy of wolves

Candace M. Robb

Large Print

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

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A prisoner of privilege by Rosemary Rowe

A prisoner of privilege

Rosemary Rowe

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"On a misty day in February, CE 194, Libertus, reluctant councillor and pavement maker by trade, is summoned to meet his patron at the local public baths. Marcus Aurelius is concerned because a distant cousin from Rome has announced his impending arrival...

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The leaden heart by Chris Nickson

The leaden heart

Chris Nickson

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

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Hardcastle's quandary by Graham Ison

Hardcastle's quandary

Graham Ison

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"One rainy morning in March 1927, Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle of the Metropolitan Police is summoned to the office of the Chief Constable CID at New Scotland Yard. Frederick Wensley has received a letter from a Reverend Percy Stoner...

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Faithful unto death  by Sarah Hawkswood

Faithful unto death

Sarah Hawkswood

Book

"June 1144. When the naked corpse of an unknown man is discovered and the Prince of Powys's messenger fails to reach Earl Robert of Gloucester, Bradecote, Catchpoll and Walkelin head to Wales to confirm his identity, and piece together evidence that the...

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The Saracen's mark  by S. W. Perry

The Saracen's mark

S. W. Perry

Book

"London, 1593. Five years on from the Armada and England is taking its first faltering steps towards a future as a global power. Nicholas Shelby - reluctant spy and maverick physician - and his companion Bianca Merton are settling into a life on Bankside....

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The glass house  by Eve Chase

The glass house

Eve Chase

Book

"Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found.The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They're grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the...

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The last protector  by Andrew Taylor

The last protector

Andrew Taylor

Book

"Brother against brother. Father against son. Friends turned into enemies. No one in England wants a return to the bloody days of the Civil War. But Oliver Cromwell’s son, Richard, has abandoned his exile and slipped back into England. The consequences...

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Old Flames by John Lawton

Old Flames

John Lawton

eBook

"I won't spy on Marshal Bulganin," said Troy, "but I will spy on Khrushchev." Khrushchev and Bulganin, leaders of the Soviet Union, are in Britain on an official visit. Chief Inspector Troy is assigned to be Khrushchev's bodyguard and to spy on him. ...

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Music of the distant stars by Alys Clare

Music of the distant stars

Alys Clare

eBook

Psychic Lassair finds the body of a young woman, and becomes involved in the search for the killer. Suspicion points to the brother of the woman who is about to become Lassair's sister-in-law!

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Mist over the water by Alys Clare

Mist over the water

Alys Clare

eBook

When her cousin Morcar is attacked while fishing for eels near Ely Abbey, Lassair is sent to the Norman occupied island to nurse him. As the secret hidden within the walls of the abbey claims more victims, Lassair is forced to face a challenge that she...

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Folly du jour by Barbara Cleverly

Folly du jour

Barbara Cleverly

eBook

"Morag Merrilea is working at the Shopmark Fashions factory during her summer holidays to earn some extra cash. But when the art student complains to Hamish about the theft of her sketchbook in the pub, he doesn't take her too seriously. After all, she...

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Laws in conflict by Cora Harrison

Laws in conflict

Cora Harrison

eBook

February, 1512. Mara, Brehon of the Burren, judge and lawgiver, has been invited to the city state of Galway, which is ruled by English laws and a royal charter originally granted by Richard III. Mara wonders whether she can use her legal knowledge to...

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Daisy Dalrymple omnibus by Carola Dunn

Daisy Dalrymple omnibus

Carola Dunn

eBook

Death at Wentwater Court: No stranger to sprawling country estates, well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground at Wentwater Court to cover a story for Town & Country magazine. But her interview gives way to interrogation when suave Lord Stephen...

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The music box enigma  by Roger Morris

The music box enigma

Roger Morris

Book

"London, 1914. Despite a number of setbacks, rehearsals for The Hampstead Voices' Christmas concert are continuing apace. The sold-out event is raising funds for war refugees, and both Winston Churchill and Edward Elgar are expected to attend. But the...

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Mr Campion's seance  by Mike. author. Ripley

Mr Campion's seance

Mike. author. Ripley

Book

"1946, London. The eagerly anticipated new detective novel from Albert Campion's godsibling, bestselling author Evadne Childe, is proving to be another runaway success. Unfortunately, it has also caught the attention of Superintendent Stanislaus Oates...

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The grove of the Caesars  by Lindsey Davis

The grove of the Caesars

Lindsey Davis

Book

"Julius Caesar left his gardens to the citizens of Rome, a peaceful sanctuary across the Tiber. Now the gardens and their sacred grove are dangerous haunts, especially for women alone. 'Don't go to the Grove,' people mutter, but when her husband has to...

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The king of diamonds by Simon Tolkien

The king of diamonds

Simon Tolkien

eBook

Oxford, 1960. Inspector Bill Trave's wife has left him following their son's death, and is now dating wealthy Belgian Titus Osman. Trave knows Osman - he investigated a murder on his estate two years ago, and caught the young man responsible. But when...

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Hermitage, Wat and some nuns  by author Howard of Warwick

Hermitage, Wat and some nuns

author Howard of Warwick

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"Medieval Shrewsbury is surely no place for murder. Not in this charming town would investigative monks wander around bothering people over every little incident. When Brother Hermitage arrives at Shrewsbury in the summer of 1068 something is up. Or ...

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Murder at the Mena House  by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer

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"Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel--an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . . Egypt, 1926. Fiercely...

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A stroke of malice  by Anna Lee Huber

A stroke of malice

Anna Lee Huber

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"Lady Kiera Darby and her husband Sebastian Gage are looking forward to celebrating with new friends at an exciting yearly soiree, but they soon learn that murder never takes a holiday... January 1832. After enjoying a delightful few weeks with her f...

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A match made for murder  by Iona Whishaw

A match made for murder

Iona Whishaw

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"It’s November, and Lane and Darling have escaped the chilly autumn in the Kootenays for a honeymoon at the posh and romantic Santa Cruz Inn in sunny Tucson, Arizona. But despite her very best intentions to relax, soon after their arrival Lane’s plans...

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A child lost  by Michelle (Historical fiction writer) Cox

A child lost

Michelle (Historical fiction writer)...

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"A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl. . . When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an ab...

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Vale of tears  by Sarah Hawkswood

Vale of tears

Sarah Hawkswood

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"April 1144. A body is found floating in Fladbury mill leat, a man in green who has been stabbed but not robbed. The lord sheriff's trio discover him to be an Evesham horse dealer, who has a beautiful young wife who 'strays'. Did the wife or one of her...

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A fatal finale  by Kathleen Marple Kalb

A fatal finale

Kathleen Marple Kalb

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"Kathleen Marple Kalb debuts with the first book in a new historical mystery series set in Gilded Age New York and following the adventures of swashbuckling opera singer Ella Shane, an Irish-Jewish Lower East Side orphan who finds fame and fortune singing...

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The man that got away by Lynne Truss

The man that got away

Lynne Truss

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"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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