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Chasing the wind by Chris Humphreys

Chasing the wind

Chris Humphreys

eAudiobook

You should never fall in love with a flyer. You should only be in love with flight. That's the rule that Roxy Loewen--aviatrix, and protege of the great Amelia Earhart--always lives by. Until she falls hard for fellow pilot Jocco Zomack and he leads her...

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Murder under a blood moon  by Abigail Keam

Murder under a blood moon

Abigail Keam

Book

"Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there's a problem. Mona is eating breakfast with Jetta Dressler, her personal secretary, and Chloe, her poodle, when she receives...

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Murder under a blue moon  by Abigail Keam

Murder under a blue moon

Abigail Keam

Book

"Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there's a problem. Mona is eating breakfast with Jetta Dressler, her personal secretary, and Chloe, her poodle, when she receives...

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The trouble boys  by E. R. Fallon

The trouble boys

E. R. Fallon

Book

"The Trouble Boys is an historical crime novel about the Irish mob in New York City from the 1920s to the 1950s. The story opens in pre-WWII Europe when young Irish immigrant Colin O’Brien settles with his family in New York City. There Colin befriends...

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The bear pit  by Shona MacLean

The bear pit

Shona MacLean

Book

"Captain Damian Seeker is busy with the most complex intelligence operation of his career since he started working for Secretary Thurloe. His task is to use double agent Thomas Faithly to infiltrate illegal gambling dens around London, as well as mor...

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The golden hour by Beatriz Williams

The golden hour

Beatriz Williams

eBook

"The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor,...

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Hudson's kill  by Paddy Hirsch

Hudson's kill

Paddy Hirsch

Book

"New York, 1803. The expanding city is rife with tension, and violence simmers on every street as black and Irish gangs fight for control. When a young girl is found brutally murdered, Marshal Justy Flanagan must find the killer before a mob takes the...

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Death treads the boards  by Lesley Cookman

Death treads the boards

Lesley Cookman

Book

"Summer 1908. The Alexandria introduces an unconventional 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...

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The blood card by Elly Griffiths

The blood card

Elly Griffiths

eAudiobook

Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. Edgar is sent to New York on the trail of a small-town mesmerist who may provide...

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City in flames  by Michael (Fiction writer) Russell

City in flames

Michael (Fiction writer) Russell

Book

"1940. A woman lands on the Scottish coast from a German flying boat and goes to ground, hunted by British Intelligence.Suspended from the Irish police for reasons he won't explain, Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie is working on his father's farm...

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Murder at the Ashmolean  by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the Ashmolean

Jim Eldridge

Book

"1895. A senior executive at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is found in his office with a bullet hole between his eyes, a pistol discarded close by. The death has officially been ruled as suicide by local police, but with an apparent lack of motive for...

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Trickster  by Sam Michaels

Trickster

Sam Michaels

Book

"As World War One is announced a baby girl is born. Little do people know that she's going to grow up to rule the streets of Battersea. From a family steeped in poverty the only way to survive is with street smarts. With a father who steals for a living,...

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The dead don't wait  by Michael Jecks

The dead don't wait

Michael Jecks

Book

"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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The murderer's apprentice  by Ann Granger

The murderer's apprentice

Ann Granger

Book

"It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant. Ben must establish who...

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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

eBook

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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Death's dark valley  by P. C. Doherty

Death's dark valley

P. C. Doherty

Book

"1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England . . . Hugh Corbett returns in the twentieth gripping mystery in Paul Doherty's ever-popular series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and...

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Blood in Eden  by Peter Tremayne

Blood in Eden

Peter Tremayne

Book

"Ireland, AD 671. The hamlet of Cloichín is said to be a veritable Eden, with its prosperous farms and close-knit, friendly community. But after a local farmer, his wife and two sons are murdered, a fanatical new priest orders the villagers to lynch the...

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The widows by Jess Montgomery

The widows

Jess Montgomery

Large Print

"Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town's widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her...

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Paper bark tree mystery  by Ovidia Yu

Paper bark tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

Book

"Su Lin is doing her dream job: assistant at Singapore's brand new detective agency. Until Bald Bernie decides a 'local girl' can't be trusted with private investigations, and replaces her with a new secretary - pretty, privileged, and white. So Su Lin's...

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Queen's progress by M. J. Trow

Queen's progress

M. J. Trow

Large Print

"May, 1591. When Queen Elizabeth decides to embark on a Royal Progress, visiting some of the grandest homes in England, her new spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil, sends Kit Marlowe on ahead, to ensure all goes smoothly. But Marlowe's reconnaissance mission...

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The poisoned chalice murder by Diane Janes

The poisoned chalice murder

Diane Janes

Large Print

"Tom Dod's Aunt Hetty is worried - three sudden deaths have occurred in the sleepy village of Durley Dean. They might seem like tragic accidents, but Aunt Hetty isn't so sure. After all, all three took a stand against Reverend Pinder, the new vicar of...

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The angel in the glass by Alys Clare

The angel in the glass

Alys Clare

Large Print

"June, 1604. When the emaciated body of a vagrant is found on the edge of the moor, it's the verdict of physician Gabriel Taverner that the man died of natural causes - but is all as it seems? Who was the dead man, and why had he come to the small West...

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Hushed in death by Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

Hushed in death

Stephen (Mystery writer) Kelly

Large Print

"In the spring of 1942, with the war in Europe raging, a gruesome murder shocks the rural community of Marbury, where a once-grand estate called Ellicott House has been transformed into a hospital for shell-shocked officers sent back from the front lines....

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Murder in Midtown by Liz Freeland

Murder in Midtown

Liz Freeland

Large Print

"In 1913, while the women's suffrage movement gains momentum in the nation's capital, the thought of a woman joining the New York City police force is downright radical, even if recent transplant Louise Faulk has already solved a murder ... Louise has...

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Death comes to the school by Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to the school

Catherine Lloyd

Large Print

"In the English village of Kurland St. Mary, few things are worse than having one's reputation besmirched. A struggling marriage is one. Murder is another ... Three years have passed since Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harrington, the rector's da...

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The almanack by Martine Bailey

The almanack

Martine Bailey

Audio CD

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

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Mrs Mohr goes missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa

Mrs Mohr goes missing

Maryla Szymiczkowa

Audio CD

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

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The gold pawn by L. A. Chandlar

The gold pawn

L. A. Chandlar

eAudiobook

Finally summoning the courage to face the past, Lane Sanders breaks away from her busy job at City Hall to confront childhood nightmares in Rochester, Michigan. An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered memories after viciously murdering her pare...

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The right sort of man  by Allison Montclair

The right sort of man

Allison Montclair

Book

"In London, 1946, the two women who recently started The Right Sort Marriage Bureau find their new livelihood endangered when one client is arrested for the murder of another. In a London slowly recovering from the ravages of World War II, two very d...

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Recalled to life  by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to life

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

After he is kidnapped from a steam ship, Sergeant Hardy awakes in an underground cell with no idea where he is and who has captured him. While planning his escape he searches his memory for any event from his past that his brought him here.

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The vanishing man  by Philip Purser-Hallard

The vanishing man

Philip Purser-Hallard

Book

"1896. While attempting to prove the existence of telekinesis to a scientific society, a self-proclaimed psychic named Kellway disappeared from a locked room, in front of several witnesses. With a £10,000 reward at stake, Holmes is convinced Kellway is...

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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

Book

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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Prophecy by S. J. Parris

Prophecy

S. J. Parris

eAudiobook

The follow-up to the bestselling Heresy sees the return of Giordano Bruno, religious exile and renegade monk... Autumn, 1583. As an astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Mary Stuart's supporters scheme to usurp Elizabeth, a young maid...

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A house divided  by Jonathan F. Putnam

A house divided

Jonathan F. Putnam

Book

"In the winter of 1839, a sensational disappearance rocks Springfield, Illinois, as headlines announce a local man has accused his two brothers of murder. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Abraham Lincoln takes up the case of the accused with the as...

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A head for poisoning  by Simon Beaufort

A head for poisoning

Simon Beaufort

Book

"The 11th century crusading knight, Geoffrey Mappestone, returns to England where his father is dying and discovers the old man is being slowly poisoned. But who exactly is trying to kill him? Five children, plus their spouses, impatiently await the....

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The serpent's mark  by S. W. Perry

The serpent's mark

S. W. Perry

Book

"Treason sleeps for no man... London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, returns to his old haunts on London's lawless Bankside. But, when the queen's spymaster Robert Cecil asks him to investigate the dubious practices of a mysterious...

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Murder at Morrington Hall  by Clara McKenna

Murder at Morrington Hall

Clara McKenna

Book

"Spring, 1905: Free-spirited like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she's asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate,...

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The Daisy Gumm Majesty cozy mysteries box set by Alice Duncan

The Daisy Gumm Majesty cozy mysteries box set

Alice Duncan

eBook

It's the 1920s and Daisy Gumm Majesty is doing her part to support her family as a medium by holding séances and interpreting tarot cards for the rich and famous. STRONG SPIRITS: When the wealthy Mrs. Kincaid comes to Daisy to help solve her husband'...

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Race for the dying by Steven Havill

Race for the dying

Steven Havill

eAudiobook

Where there's fraud, there's murder. A newly minted graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1890, Dr. Thomas Parks heads to the big timber country of Puget Sound to practice trauma medicine. An hour after stepping off the boat, he's...

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Deception on Sable Hill by Shelley Shepard Gray

Deception on Sable Hill

Shelley Shepard Gray

eAudiobook

The World's Fair is nearing its end, but the danger in Chicago lingers. It's mid-September of 1893, and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark s...

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The Sussex murder by Ian Sansom

The Sussex murder

Ian Sansom

eBook

"At about four o'clock on 5th November 1937, Miss Lizzie Walter, a teacher at the King's Road Primary School in Lewes, said goodbye to her young pupils. The children clattered out into the dark streets, preparing for that night's revelries - and Miss...

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Blood lance  by Jeri Westerson

Blood lance

Jeri Westerson

Book

"Crispin Guest has solved many mysteries since losing his knighthood and becoming “The Tracker”, an investigator for hire in fourteenth century London. Yet when he witnesses a body fall from London bridge into the frigid waters of the Thames, he finds...

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Scandal takes a holiday by Lindsey Davis

Scandal takes a holiday

Lindsey Davis

Audio CD

In the Italian town of Ostia outside Rome, Falco appears to be enjoying a relaxing holiday. But when Helena arrives carrying a batch of past issues of the Daily Gazette with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal, Falco is forced to admit...

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In Dublin's fair city by Rhys Bowen

In Dublin's fair city

Rhys Bowen

Audio CD

Molly Murphy's beau Captain Daniel Sullivan may be out of jail on bail, but he's still a ways from clearing his name, and his foul mood has Molly in search of a little breathing room when providence steps in in the form of a proposition from New York...

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The murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

The murder of Harriet Monckton

Elizabeth Haynes

Audio CD

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

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Goldstein by Volker Kutscher

Goldstein

Volker Kutscher

Audio CD

Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin's underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. As a favour to the FBI, the police put him under surveillance, with Detective Gereon Rath on the job....

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Serpent in the thorns  by Jeri Westerson

Serpent in the thorns

Jeri Westerson

Book

"After being stripped of his knighthood for treason and cast out from high society, Crispin Guest has reinvented himself as the Tracker, an investigator who can find anything and anyone. When Grayce, a distraught scullery maid arrives on his doorstep,...

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The disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth  by Leonard S. Goldberg

The disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth

Leonard S. Goldberg

Book

"Sherlock Holmes' daughter faces a new unsolvable mystery with spies and a threat to the crown. 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 mo...

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This storm  by James Ellroy

This storm

James Ellroy

Book

"New Year's Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war pr...

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The Darling Dahlias and the unlucky clover by Susan Wittig Albert

The Darling Dahlias and the unlucky clover

Susan Wittig Albert

Large Print

It looks like the music has ended for Darling's favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers - just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling's telephone system - and not a penny...

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Blood & sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Blood & sugar

Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Audio CD

"June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock, horribly tortured and branded with a slaver's mark. Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham, a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career, is visited by the sister of an...

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Golden hope by Johanna Nicholls

Golden hope

Johanna Nicholls

Audio CD

New Year's Day 1901 sees the birth of Australia as a nation, eager to claim her place on the world stage. Clytie Hart, a daring equestrienne, is travelling with her mother in a wagon train along the back roads of Victoria's Gold Triangle. Once world-...

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The Darwin affair  by Timothy Mason

The Darwin affair

Timothy Mason

Book

"An ingenious mystery/thriller set in the mid-1800s in London, blending fictional characters and events with real characters, and featuring a detective intent on stopping a ruthless killer who has threatened the life of Queen Victoria."--Publisher de...

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Evil things by Katja Ivar

Evil things

Katja Ivar

Audio CD

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Sherlock Holmes  by James Lovegrove

Sherlock Holmes

James Lovegrove

Book

"A new order... It is 1895, and Sherlock Holmes's new client is a High Court judge, whose free-spirited daughter has disappeared without a trace. Holmes and Watson discover that the missing woman--Hannah Woolfson--was herself on the trail of a missing...

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The house of secrets  by Terry Lynn Thomas

The house of secrets

Terry Lynn Thomas

Book

"When Sarah takes a job with occult expert Dr Matthew Geisler, he promises to help her understand the sorrowful spirit that seems to have attached itself to her.As Sarah struggles to cope with the ghostly presence, she runs into Zeke, the man who left...

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The canary keeper  by Clare Carson

The canary keeper

Clare Carson

Book

"In the grey mist of the early morning a body is dumped on the shore of the Thames by a boatman in a metal canoe. The city is soon alive with talk of the savage Esquimaux stalking Victorian London and an eye witness who claims the killer had an accomplice:...

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The deepest grave by Jeri Westerson

The deepest grave

Jeri Westerson

Large Print

"Father Bulthius Braydon begs Crispin Guest for help when corpses are seen stalking St Modwen Church's graveyard, while Crispin's seven-year-old son is accused of murder. As Crispin investigates, it seems that St Modwen's links both cases, and he is soon...

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The unseen hand  by Edward Marston

The unseen hand

Edward Marston

Book

"It is the autumn of 1917, and at the luxurious Lotus Hotel in Chelsea, a maid is disrupted from her morning rounds by a horrifying discovery: instead of the dignified older lady who has been occupying a room, she finds the dead body of a much younger...

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The shadow killer by 1961- author. Arnaldur Indriðason

The shadow killer

1961- author. Arnaldur Indriðason

Large Print

"Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling sales rep is found murdered in a Reykjavík flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the...

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The wolf and the watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

The wolf and the watchman

Niklas Natt och Dag

Large Print

"The year is 1793. Over a year has passed since the death of Gustav III of Sweden and the nation is ruled with an iron fist by lord of the realm Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm. In the wake of the old king's passing, trust has turned into a sparse commodity....

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The vanishing man by Charles (Charles B.) Finch

The vanishing man

Charles (Charles B.) Finch

Large Print

"London, 1853: Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England's most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the Duke's great-grandfather has been stolen...

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Murder, she uncovered by Peg Cochran

Murder, she uncovered

Peg Cochran

eBook

An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery. Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth "Biz" Adams is quickly establishing herself...

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A deceptive devotion by Iona Whishaw

A deceptive devotion

Iona Whishaw

eBook

""Wedding bells, a grisly murder, and a defecting Russian spy bring drama to King's Cove in the newest Lane Winslow mystery, a series that the Globe and Mail calls "terrific." A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one...

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A quiet life in the country by T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

A quiet life in the country

T. E. (Thomas E.) Kinsey

Audio CD

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long...

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Things in jars by Jess Kidd

Things in jars

Jess Kidd

Audio CD

"London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But C...

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Mr Campion's visit  by Mike Ripley

Mr Campion's visit

Mike Ripley

Book

"Suffolk, 1970. Albert Campion is back in Black Dudley, once the scene of murder and mayhem but now home to the brand-new University of Suffolk Coastal. Appointed to the role of the university's Visitor, Campion finds he has a curiously vague remit, but...

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The Autumn Murders by Robert Gott

The Autumn Murders

Robert Gott

eBook

The series that began with The Holiday Murders and The Port Fairy Murders now continues with The Autumn Murders - In the autumn of 1944, George Starling prepares to exact revenge on the person he hates most in the world (and Starling has a long list of...

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The summer country by Lauren Willig

The summer country

Lauren Willig

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet--a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados.Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been...

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The alchemist of lost souls  by Mary Lawrence

The alchemist of lost souls

Mary Lawrence

Book

"A dangerous element discovered by Bianca Goddard's father falls into the wrong hands . . . leading to a chain of multiple murders. Spring 1544: Now that she is with child, Bianca is more determined than ever to distance herself from her unstable fat...

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Murder at Archly Manor  by Sara Rosett

Murder at Archly Manor

Sara Rosett

Book

"London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she's penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job--looking into the background of her cousin's fiancé, Alfred. Alfred burst into the upper...

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Murder at Blackburn Hall  by Sara Rosett

Murder at Blackburn Hall

Sara Rosett

Book

"September, 1923. Despite closing her first case, high society lady detective Olive Belgrave hasn't found a new client. She's taken a job as a hat model to pay for her poky boarding house room. But then a job offer comes her way - make discreet inqiuires...

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The drowned woman  by Terry Lynn Thomas

The drowned woman

Terry Lynn Thomas

Book

December 1937. When Zeke’s sister-in-law Rachel Caen was found dead on Christmas Eve, her family assumed that she had taken her own life. Now five years later, one of the emeralds that Rachel was wearing at the time of her death is discovered at a...

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The good cop  by Peter Steiner

The good cop

Peter Steiner

Book

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

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Who's sorry now?  by Maggie Robinson

Who's sorry now?

Maggie Robinson

Book

"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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The pink bonnet  by Liz Tolsma

The pink bonnet

Liz Tolsma

Book

"Widowed in Memphis during 1932, Cecile Dowd is struggling to provide for her three-year-old daughter. Unwittingly trusting a neighbor puts little Millie Mae into the clutches of Georgia Tann, corrupt Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home Society directo...

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Assassin of shadows  by Lawrence Goldstone

Assassin of shadows

Lawrence Goldstone

Book

"Just after 4 p.m. on September 6, 1901, twenty-eight year old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William McKinley. Czolgosz had been on a receiving line waiting to shake the president's hand, his revolve...

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Death in Kew Gardens  by Jennifer Ashley

Death in Kew Gardens

Jennifer Ashley

Book

"In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift--a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady...

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Lord John and the private matter by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the private matter

Diana Gabaldon

eAudiobook

Lord John is in a difficult spot. His cousin Olivia is engaged to marry the Honorable Joseph Trevelyan, but he has just observed something of a rather personal nature that, if confirmed, might put an end to any talk of marital bliss. Determined to in...

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A sorrowful sanctuary  by Iona Whishaw

A sorrowful sanctuary

Iona Whishaw

Book

"Lane Winslow is enjoying a perfect, sunny day at the lake when she spots a gravely injured young man drifting in a sinking rowboat. Hypothermic, bleeding, and soaked in icy, bloody water, he is unable to speak, leaving Lane at a loss. What series of...

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The Satapur moonstone  by Sujata Massey

The Satapur moonstone

Sujata Massey

Book

"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 other side of silence by Philip Kerr

The other side of silence

Philip Kerr

eAudiobook

It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, living under a false name. Then his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service. B...

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A sudden, fearful death by Anne Perry

A sudden, fearful death

Anne Perry

Book

"In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been the one of Florence Nightingale's angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this...

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A death in Chelsea  by Lynn Brittney

A death in Chelsea

Lynn Brittney

Book

1915. Set against the backdrop of WW1, Mayfair 100 is the telephone number for a small, specially-formed crime fighting team based in a house in Mayfair. A call comes through to Mayfair 100, where Chief Inspector Peter Beech and his Mayfair-based ama...

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The autumn murders  by Robert Gott

The autumn murders

Robert Gott

Book

"In the autumn of 1944, George Starling prepares to exact revenge on the person he hates most in the world (and Starling has a long list of people he hates), Detective Joe Sable of the Melbourne Homicide division. Driven by his dark passion for Nazis...

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