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Black jade  by Gloria Oliver

Black jade

Gloria Oliver

Book

"Could a gorgeous old ballgown be used to commit murder? Deep in the heart of Texas, Chinese immigrant Daiyu Wu discovers a mysterious ballgown in her family's laundry business. It reeks of burned garlic and there is money pinned to it to pay for the...

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The blood flower  by Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

The blood flower

Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

Book

"1883. Leo Stanhope, transgender journalist and amateur detective, and his wife Rosie have come to Portsmouth - but this is no simple seaside retreat. While Rosie's sister expects them for dinner, two young people have been killed by the docks. Having...

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Shadows reel by C. J. Box

Shadows reel

C. J. Box

eBook

"A day before Joe and Marybeth Pickett's girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered. At the same time, M...

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Wild Irish rose by Rhys Bowen

Wild Irish rose

Rhys Bowen

Large Print

"New York, 1907: Now that she's no longer a private detective - at least not officially - Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to a time of settled tranquility with friends and family. Back in New York, where her own story began, Molly decides to...

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Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon

Cardinal Black

Robert McCammon

eAudiobook

December 1703 finds Berry Grigsby living as Mary Lynn Nash in a small English village where she has fallen victim to Professor Fell's involuntary drug experiments. Her mind is quickly deteriorating under the drug's influence, and the only way to save...

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This wild, wild country by Inga Vesper

This wild, wild country

Inga Vesper

eAudiobook

Three women. An isolated town. A decades-old mystery. They hate me down there, in Boldville. I can read it in their eyes, smell it on their noxious breaths. That dreaded little town hates everything about me: not just my personality and form, the clothes...

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The Brisbane line by J.P Powell

The Brisbane line

J.P Powell

eAudiobook

As WWII ravages the world and the Japanese Empire has set its sights on Australia, the Americans have come to save us. But not all soldiers are heroes and not all heroes are soldiers. Sergeant Joe Washington, a US Military Police, loves music and pho...

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The mushroom tree mystery  by Ovidia Yu

The mushroom tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

Book

"The Allies have defeated Germany in Europe, but Japan refuses to surrender the East... In Singapore, amid rumours the Japanese occupiers are preparing to wipe out the population of the island rather than surrender, a young aide is found murdered beneath...

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The half life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley

The half life of Valery K

Natasha Pulley

eBook

From the author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Kingdoms , an epic Cold War novel set in a mysterious town in Soviet Russia. In 1963, in a Siberian prison, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov has mastered what it takes to survive:...

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Death in Blitz City by David Young

Death in Blitz City

David Young

eBook

1942. Hull, East Yorkshire - It is the most heavily-bombed city outside of London - but for the sake of national morale the Hull Blitz is kept top secret. Only the politicians in Whitehall and Hull's citizens themselves know of the true chaos. Newly-...

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The book of skulls  by David Hutchison

The book of skulls

David Hutchison

Book

"A Victorian tale of gender-bending, hidden identity, obsession and gruesome murder, set in Edinburgh's Old Town. 1875. Liz Moliette; a poor orphan of unknown heritage, and Amulya Patel; from a wealthy Indian family, are the only female students at t...

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Betraying the crown  by T.P. (Crime novelist) Fielden

Betraying the crown

T.P. (Crime novelist) Fielden

Book

"Windsor, 1943. Britain is in the grip of war and treachery is afoot. The body of controversial former courtier Lord Blackwater is found in the abandoned Fort Belvedere, once the country bolthole of the King's wayward brother. And all signs point to ...

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An impossible impostor by Deanna Raybourn

An impossible impostor

Deanna Raybourn

Large Print

"London, 1889. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker are summoned by Sir Hugo Montgomerie, head of Special Branch. He has a personal request on behalf of his goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway. After years of traveling the world, her e...

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When she dreams by Amanda Quick

When she dreams

Amanda Quick

Large Print

"Maggie Lodge, assistant to the advice columnist known only as Dear Aunt Cornelia to her readers, hires private eye Sam Sage to help track down the person who is blackmailing her employer. In spite of the verbal fireworks between them, they are fierc...

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Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Danger on the Atlantic

Erica Ruth Neubauer

eAudiobook

For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected--and deadly--addition waiting...

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1979 by Val McDermid

1979

Val McDermid

eAudiobook

1979. It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs something explosive for the boys' club to take her seriously. Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan...

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Another kind of Eden by James Lee Burke

Another kind of Eden

James Lee Burke

eAudiobook

The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise: golden wheat fields, mist-filled canyons, frolicking animals. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both....

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A deadly endowment by Alyssa Maxwell

A deadly endowment

Alyssa Maxwell

eAudiobook

Set among the landed gentry of post-WWI England and perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, Alyssa Maxwell's latest historical mystery finds sleuthing duo Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, hunting a killer after the decision to open F...

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Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge

Murder at Mallowan Hall

Colleen Cambridge

eAudiobook

The first in an exciting historical mystery series set in the home of Agatha Christie! Tucked away among Devon's rolling green hills, Mallowan Hall combines the best of English tradition with the modern conveniences of 1930. Housekeeper Phyllida Bright,...

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The lost apothecary by Sarah Penner

The lost apothecary

Sarah Penner

eAudiobook

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in...

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Dear little corpses by Nicola Upson

Dear little corpses

Nicola Upson

eAudiobook

1 September 1939 As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside, but when a little girl vanishes without trace, it seems that danger can lurk in the quietest village. In the chaos of war, cri...

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Peril at the exposition by Nev March

Peril at the exposition

Nev March

eAudiobook

Captain Jim Agnihotri and his new bride, Diana Framji, return in Nev March's Peril at the Exposition, the follow up to March's award-winning, Edgar finalist debut, Murder in Old Bombay.1893: Newlyweds Captain Jim Agnihotri and Diana Framji are settling...

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The knight's tale by M. J. Trow

The knight's tale

M. J. Trow

Large Print

"Introducing 14th century poet Geoffrey Chaucer as a memorable new amateur sleuth in the first of an ingeniously-conceived medieval mystery series ... April, 1380. About to set off on his annual pilgrimage, Comptroller of the King’s Woollens and court...

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Dead in the water  by Mark (Historical crime writer) Ellis

Dead in the water

Mark (Historical crime writer) Elli...

Book

"Summer, 1942. The Second World War rages on but Britain now faces the Nazi threat with America at its side. In a bombed-out London swarming with gangsters and spies, DCI Frank Merlin continues his battle against rampant wartime crime. A mangled body...

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

Murder on Madison Square

Victoria (Victoria E.) Thompson

Large Print

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

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Blackout by Simon Scarrow

Blackout

Simon Scarrow

Large Print

"Berlin 1939. The city is blanketed by snow and ice. In the distance, the rumble of war grows louder. In the shadows, a serial killer rises ... As the Nazis tighten their chokehold on the capital, panic and paranoia fester as blackout is rigidly enfo...

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The yeoman's tale  by M. J. Trow

The yeoman's tale

M. J. Trow

Book

"June, 1381. Embarking on his annual pilgrimage to Canterbury, Geoffrey Chaucer and his fellow travellers are forced to turn back when confronted with a horde of armed and angry peasants, intent on marching to London. Returning to the city to warn th...

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Of blood descended  by Steven Veerapen

Of blood descended

Steven Veerapen

Book

"Summer, 1522. In a wave of pomp, Henry VIII's court welcomes the Imperial emperor, Charles V. Anthony Blanke, the son of the king's late 'black trumpet', John Blanke, is called to Hampton Court by his former employer, Cardinal Wolsey. The cardinal i...

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Traitor in the ice  by K. J. Maitland

Traitor in the ice

K. J. Maitland

Book

"Winter, 1607. A man is struck down in the grounds of Battle Abbey, Sussex. Before dawn breaks, he is dead. Home to the Montagues, Battle has caught the paranoid eye of King James. The Catholic household is rumoured to shelter those loyal to the Pope...

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The nurse's secret by Amanda Skenandore

The nurse's secret

Amanda Skenandore

eBook

"A richly-detailed and compelling historical saga for fans of Dilly Court, Sheila Newberry and Rosie Goodwin! Una Kelly has grown up to be a rough-and-tumble grifter, able to filch a pocketbook in five seconds flat. But when another con-woman pins her...

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Peril at the exposition by Nev March

Peril at the exposition

Nev March

eBook

Captain Jim Agnihotri and his new bride, Diana Framji, return in Nev March's Peril at the Exposition, the follow up to March's award-winning, Edgar finalist debut, Murder in Old Bombay.1893: Newlyweds Captain Jim Agnihotri and Diana Framji are settling...

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The Worcester whisperers by Kerry Tombs

The Worcester whisperers

Kerry Tombs

eAudiobook

Jack the Ripper is terrifying London. Outside the capital, another killer will shock the country. It's up to Police Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft to stop him. Perfect for fans of M.R.C. Kasasian, E.S. Thomson, Oscar De Muriel and Karen Charlton. Worce...

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Farewell blues by Maggie Robinson

Farewell blues

Maggie Robinson

eAudiobook

Lady Adelaide Compton had prepared herself to say goodbye forever to Detective Inspector Devenand Hunter. It would be a welcome relief not to get mixed up in any more murders, even if it meant never working alongside the handsome detective again ... ...

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Vera kelly is not a mystery by Rosalie Knecht

Vera kelly is not a mystery

Rosalie Knecht

eAudiobook

"When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters...

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Just murdered by Katherine Kovacic

Just murdered

Katherine Kovacic

eAudiobook

Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv Peregrine Fisher is unexpectedly summoned to a meeting of the Adventuresses' Club of the Antipodes, where she learns some incredible news. ...

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The Ledbury Lamplighters by Kerry Tombs

The Ledbury Lamplighters

Kerry Tombs

eAudiobook

A mysterious stranger arrives in the small Herefordshire market town of Ledbury. He offers a solicitor, Anthony Midwinter, a generous sum to look after a package for him until spring, no questions asked. The stranger warns that it must remain sealed or...

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The French for murder  by Verity Bright

The French for murder

Verity Bright

Book

"Summer 1923. Lady Eleanor Swift is finally persuaded by her butler, Clifford, to take a villa in the south of France for the season. She plans to do what a glamorous lady abroad should: long lunches on the balcony followed by lazy afternoons lounging...

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Death on the River Thames  by Deryn Lake

Death on the River Thames

Deryn Lake

Book

"John Rawlings has returned to his beloved London after spending time in America where revolutionary trouble is dangerously brewing. Having made a substantial sum selling carbonated water, Rawlings buys a country house situated on the banks of the Thames...

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The rebel's mark  by S. W. Perry

The rebel's mark

S. W. Perry

Book

"Elizabeth's reign is reaching its winter and England's old adversaries are fading. But in a world on the brink of change, showing any weakness can be fatal... 1598. Nicholas Shelby, unorthodox physician and reluctant spy for Robert Cecil, has brought...

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Courting Misfortune by Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings

Courting Misfortune

Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings

eBook

"Assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, Pinkerton operative Calista York is sent to a rowdy mining town in Missouri. But she faces the obstacle of missionary Matthew Cook. He's as determined to stop a local baby raffle as he is the re...

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Closed casket by Sophie Hannah

Closed casket

Sophie Hannah

eAudiobook

Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a party at her mansion, but it is no ordinary gathering. She has made an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner. Among Lady Playford's guests are the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot...

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The ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss

The ghosts of Paris

Tara Moss

eBook

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

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Murder at the country club  by Helena (Cozy mystery writer) Dixon

Murder at the country club

Helena (Cozy mystery writer) Dixon

Book

"Kitty Underhay is accompanying her fiancé, Matthew Bryant, and Bertie, his new cocker spaniel, on an outing to Torbay Country Club. However, the delightful day soon turns to disaster. Walking Bertie in the shaded grotto after an exhilarating archery...

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Murder in first class  by Helena (Cozy mystery writer) Dixon

Murder in first class

Helena (Cozy mystery writer) Dixon

Book

"Kitty Underhay is looking forward to a week of long lunches and wedding planning with her husband-to-be, Captain Matthew Bryant. But the plan is derailed when he is called on to collect a former comrade-in-arms, arriving on the 15:50 from Bakerloo. As...

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Havana highwire  by John Keyse-Walker

Havana highwire

John Keyse-Walker

Book

"Introducing hardboiled PI Henry Gore, in this pitch-black noir novel set in 1950s revolutionary Cuba. World-weary American Henry Gore was born in the cold Midwest. But a lucky connection - and a hundred peso bribe - scores him a license to operate as...

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Dear little corpses by Nicola Upson

Dear little corpses

Nicola Upson

eBook

"It takes a village to bury a child. 1 September, 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside, but when a little girl vanishes without trace, the reality of separation becomes more d...

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The key to deceit by Ashley Weaver

The key to deceit

Ashley Weaver

eBook

"The second in the Electra McDonnell series from Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver, The Key to Deceit, is a delightful World War II mystery filled with spies, murder, romance, and wit. London, 1940. After years of stealing from the rich and giving...

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A deception at Thornecrest by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

eAudiobook

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

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The crystal crypt by Fiona Veitch Smith

The crystal crypt

Fiona Veitch Smith

eAudiobook

The 1920s most stylish sleuth returns in The Crystal Crypt for another thrilling murder mystery! "But accidents can still happen ... Perhaps there was something out of her control, something she couldn't have foreseen ..." "Like someone plotting to kill...

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A dangerous engagement by Ashley Weaver

A dangerous engagement

Ashley Weaver

eAudiobook

Amory Ames is travelling to New York, excited to be a bridesmaid at her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, but with Prohibition in full swing, her husband Milo is less than enthused. When a member of the wedding party is found murdered on the front steps...

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The invitation by Lucy (Novelist) Foley

The invitation

Lucy (Novelist) Foley

eAudiobook

Rome, 1950s: One fateful night, Hal meets Stella, a society darling from New York. To Hal, flailing in the post-war darkness, she's a point of light. They're from different worlds, but both wish to carve out a new life. Bound on a yacht headed for Cannes...

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Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

Betty Church and the Suffolk vampire

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

eAudiobook

September 1939. A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice ... Inspector Betty Church - one of the few female officers on the force - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty...

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The secrets of Gaslight Lane by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

The secrets of Gaslight Lane

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

eAudiobook

London, 1883: All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. So, when a young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost personal detective, Sidney Grice, to solve her father's murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee. Mr Nathan Garstang was found....

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A botanist's guide to parties and poisons  by Kate Khavari

A botanist's guide to parties and poisons

Kate Khavari

Book

"London, 1923. Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh attends a dinner party for the University College of London. While she expects to engage in conversations about the university's large expedition to the Amazon, she doesn't expect Mrs. Henry,...

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Last call at the Nightingale  by Katharine Schellman

Last call at the Nightingale

Katharine Schellman

Book

"New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day. But at night, she escapes to The Nightingale, an underground dance hall where il...

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A bride's guide to marriage and murder  by Dianne Freeman

A bride's guide to marriage and murder

Dianne Freeman

Book

"On the eve of her marriage to George Hazelton, Frances has a great deal more on her mind than flowers and seating arrangements. The Connors and the Bainbridges, two families of American robber barons, have taken up residence in London, and their bit...

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Harlem sunset  by Nekesa Afia

Harlem sunset

Nekesa Afia

Book

"Harlem, 1926. After the tense summer that resulted in the death of murderer Theodore Gilbert, twenty-six-year-old Louise Lloyd has once again gained a level of notoriety. Reporters want to talk to her and she is in the spotlight--the last place she wants...

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The crystal crypt by Fiona Veitch Smith

The crystal crypt

Fiona Veitch Smith

eBook

"The 1920s most stylish sleuth returns in The Crystal Crypt for another thrilling murder mystery! But accidents can still happen... Perhaps there was something out of her control, something she couldn't have foreseen... Like someone plotting to kill ...

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The secret by Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) Wells

The secret

Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) W...

eBook

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The Cairo brief by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Cairo brief

Fiona Veitch Smith

eBook

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

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A testament of character by Sulari Gentill

A testament of character

Sulari Gentill

eBook

"A suspicious death; A missing person; A journey across America in search of answers... When his friend Daniel Cartwright dies and names Rowland as his executor, Rowland must divert his plans to return home to Australia from Shanghai and travel to A...

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Who's sorry now? by Maggie Robinson

Who's sorry now?

Maggie Robinson

eAudiobook

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

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Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards

Mortmain Hall

Martin Edwards

eAudiobook

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

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When dashing met danger by Shana Galen

When dashing met danger

Shana Galen

eAudiobook

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

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Pride and petticoats by Shana Galen

Pride and petticoats

Shana Galen

eAudiobook

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

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The Cairo brief by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Cairo brief

Fiona Veitch Smith

eAudiobook

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

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Just make believe by Maggie Robinson

Just make believe

Maggie Robinson

eAudiobook

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

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Sorry for the Dead by Nicola Upson

Sorry for the Dead

Nicola Upson

eAudiobook

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

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The moorland murderers by Michael Jecks

The moorland murderers

Michael Jecks

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

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Dark queen watching by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen watching

P. C. Doherty

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"November, 1471. With Edward of York on the English throne and her son, Henry Tudor, in exile in Brittany, the newly-widowed Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, is alone, without protectors. All she can do is wait and watch, planning for a time when...

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Murder at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Queen's Landing

Andrea Penrose

Large Print

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

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

Marion Lane and the deadly rose

T. A. Willberg

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

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The trial of Lotta Rae  by Siobhan MacGowan

The trial of Lotta Rae

Siobhan MacGowan

Book

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

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Dear little corpses  by Nicola Upson

Dear little corpses

Nicola Upson

Book

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

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A most efficient murder  by Anthony Slayton

A most efficient murder

Anthony Slayton

Book

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

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Thunder Road  by Colin (Novelist) Holmes

Thunder Road

Colin (Novelist) Holmes

Book

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

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The key to deceit  by Ashley Weaver

The key to deceit

Ashley Weaver

Book

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

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Murder on the Lusitania  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Lusitania

Edward Marston

Book

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

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

Marion Lane and the deadly rose

T. A. Willberg

Book

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

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The missing diamond murder by Diane Janes

The missing diamond murder

Diane Janes

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

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Script for scandal by Renee Patrick

Script for scandal

Renee Patrick

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

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The hocus girl by Chris Nickson

The hocus girl

Chris Nickson

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

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Simply dead by Eleanor Kuhns

Simply dead

Eleanor Kuhns

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"1790s, Maine. In the depths of winter Bernadette, the daughter of a village midwife, disappears after attending a birth in the woodlands. During the search Will Rees finds her struggling through the snow without shoes or a coat. Bernadette claims to...

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A deception at Thornecrest by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

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

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The king's justice by Susan Elia MacNeal

The king's justice

Susan Elia MacNeal

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

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Give the devil his due by Sulari Gentill

Give the devil his due

Sulari Gentill

Audio CD

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

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A taste for killing  by Sarah Hawkswood

A taste for killing

Sarah Hawkswood

Book

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

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The secret in the wall  by Ann Parker

The secret in the wall

Ann Parker

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

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Murder on the Mauretania  by Edward Marston

Murder on the Mauretania

Edward Marston

Book

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

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A pretty deceit by Anna Lee Huber

A pretty deceit

Anna Lee Huber

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"Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is conside...

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The turning tide by Catriona McPherson

The turning tide

Catriona McPherson

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

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Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer

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

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Murder served cold by Eric Brown

Murder served cold

Eric Brown

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

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Women of the dunes by Sarah Maine

Women of the dunes

Sarah Maine

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

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The birdcage  by Eve Chase

The birdcage

Eve Chase

Book

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

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Raven  by Sam Michaels

Raven

Sam Michaels

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

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A game of fear  by Charles Todd

A game of fear

Charles Todd

Book

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

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A valiant deceit  by Stephanie (Novelist) Graves

A valiant deceit

Stephanie (Novelist) Graves

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

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