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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The physicists' daughter by Mary Anna Evans

The physicists' daughter

Mary Anna Evans

eBook

"For fans of The Alice Network, THE PHYSICISTS' DAUGHTER brings readers to the WWII homefront, as 20-year-old factory assembly line worker Justine Byrne discovers the carbon parts she assembles 8 hours a day have nothing to do with boats, but are intended...

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The five minute marriage by Aiken Joan

The five minute marriage

Aiken Joan

eBook

"Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come." Philip PullmanDelphie Carteret is forced...

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Lady Odelia's Secret by Jane Steen

Lady Odelia's Secret

Jane Steen

eBook

Do you ever really know your family? In the 1880s a sixth daughter learns not to ask for much, even if she's the daughter of an earl. Even if she married the richest man in her corner of Sussex. Even if she's now a widow with a splendid Georgian mansion....

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A counterfeit suitor by Darcie Wilde

A counterfeit suitor

Darcie Wilde

eBook

"It is every mama's dearest wish that her daughter marries well. But how to ensure that a seemingly earnest suitor is not merely a fortune hunter? Rosalind is involved in just such a case, discreetly investigating a client's prospective son-in-law, when...

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The storm girl by Kathleen McGurl

The storm girl

Kathleen McGurl

eBook

"The gripping new historical novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Girl from Bletchley Park and The Forgotten Secret. A heartbreaking choice. A secret kept for centuries. 1784. When Esther Harris's father hurts his back, she takes over his...

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A fatal crossing by Tom Hindle

A fatal crossing

Tom Hindle

eBook

The Endeavour sets sail to New York with 2,000 passengers - and a killer - on board . . .When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship's officer Timothy Birch is ready to declare it a tragic accident. But James Temple, a...

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The almanack by Martine Bailey

The almanack

Martine Bailey

eBook

"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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A shameful murder by Cora Harrison

A shameful murder

Cora Harrison

eBook

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When blood lies by C. S. Harris

When blood lies

C. S. Harris

eBook

"Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has spent years unraveling his tragic past, and now what has been done in the dark will come to light in this gripping new historical mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of What the Devil Knows. March, 1815....

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The magnolia palace by Fiona Davis

The magnolia palace

Fiona Davis

eBook

"Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions. Eight months since losing her mother...

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Comeuppance served cold by Marion Deeds

Comeuppance served cold

Marion Deeds

eBook

Marion Deeds's Comeuppance Served Cold is a hard-boiled historical fantasy of criminality and magic, couched in the glamour of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.A Most Anticipated Pick for Bustle Autostraddle The Nerd Daily"[A] beautifully constructed m...

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Murder in the Park by Jeanne M. Dams

Murder in the Park

Jeanne M. Dams

eBook

June, 1925. Elizabeth Fairchild lives a quiet life at the home of her wealthy parents in genteel Oak Park village, Illinois, but tragedy strikes when her friend Mr Anthony is found stabbed to death in the alley behind his antiques shop. When one of h...

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Murder at the Mayfair Hotel by C. J. Archer

Murder at the Mayfair Hotel

C. J. Archer

eBook

"It was the most fashionable place to stay in London, until murder made a reservation. Solve the puzzle in this new cozy historical mystery from USA Today bestselling author of the Glass and Steele series. December 1899. After the death of her belove...

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Murder at the Piccadilly Playhouse by C. J. Archer

Murder at the Piccadilly Playhouse

C. J. Archer

eBook

She was admired by women and desired by men, until jealousy and past secrets took center stage. Help Cleo and her friends solve the murder of one of London's leading actresses. When a hotel guest's mistress is found dead in the stalls of the Piccadil...

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Jane and the year without a summer by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the year without a summer

Stephanie Barron

eBook

"May 1816: Jane Austen is feeling unwell, with an uneasy stomach, constant fatigue, rashes, fevers and aches. She attributes her poor condition to the stress of family burdens, which even the drafting of her latest manuscript-about a baronet's daughter...

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Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at Wedgefield Manor

Erica Ruth Neubauer

eBook

Taking flying lessons on the 1926 Essex countryside, Jane Wunderly teams up with the enigmatic Mr. Redvers to investigate the suspicious death of an Air Force veteran.

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Darkest sin by D. V. Bishop

Darkest sin

D. V. Bishop

eBook

The Darkest Sin is an atmospheric historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Florence and is the sequel to City of Vengeance. Florence. Spring, 1537. When Cesare Aldo investigates a report of intruders at a convent in the Renaissance cit...

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The mobster's lament by Ray Celestin

The mobster's lament

Ray Celestin

eBook

Fall, 1947. New York City. Private Investigator Ida Davis has been called to New York by her old partner, Michael Talbot, to investigate a brutal killing spree in a Harlem flophouse that has left four people dead. But as they delve deeper into the case,...

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An impossible impostor by Deanna Raybourn

An impossible impostor

Deanna Raybourn

eBook

"While investigating a man claiming to be the long-lost heir to a noble family, Veronica Speedwell gets the surprise of her life in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. London, 1889. Ver...

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The shadows of men by Abir Mukherjee

The shadows of men

Abir Mukherjee

eBook

"Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Surendranath Banerjee track down those responsible in...

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The secret in the wall by Ann Parker

The secret in the wall

Ann Parker

eBook

"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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A game of fear by Charles Todd

A game of fear

Charles Todd

eBook

In this newest installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge is faced with his most perplexing case yet: a murder with no body, and a killer who can only be a ghost.Spring, 1921. Scotland Yard sends Inspector...

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The strange case of the Dutch painter by Timothy (Fiction writer) Miller

The strange case of the Dutch painter

Timothy (Fiction writer) Miller

eBook

Sherlock Holmes chases art dealer Theo Van Gogh through Paris on the trail of a forgery ring responsible for the theft of some of the Louvre's greatest masterpieces, only to happen upon the scene of the pronounced suicide and suspected murder of Vincent...

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The house of footsteps by Mathew West

The house of footsteps

Mathew West

eBook

"If you loved The Haunting of Hill House, welcome to Thistlecrook... It's 1923 and at Thistlecrook House, a forbidding home on the Scottish border, the roaring twenties seem not to have arrived. But Simon Christie has – a young man who can't believe his...

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Christie affair by Nina de Gramont

Christie affair

Nina de Gramont

eBook

Nina de Gramont's The Christie Affair is a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder--and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century. Every story has its secrets....

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Murder at the mansions  by Sara Rosett

Murder at the mansions

Sara Rosett

eBook

South Regent Mansions has all the modern conveniences . . . including murder London, February, 1924. Discreet sleuth for the high society set, Olive Belgrave is delighted with her new flat at South Regent Mansions where she's made several friends, in...

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The mystic's accomplice by Mary Miley

The mystic's accomplice

Mary Miley

eBook

"It's 1924, and Maddie Pastore has it made. A nice house, a loving husband with a steady job - even if it is connected to Chicago's violent Torrio-Capone gang - and a baby on the way. But then Tommy is shot dead, and she learns her husband had a secret...

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The bookseller's tale by Ann Swinfen

The bookseller's tale

Ann Swinfen

eBook

Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this ...

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The Pimlico murder by Mike Hollow

The Pimlico murder

Mike Hollow

eBook

"Armistice Day 1940. The Blitz Detective John Jago finds himself despatched to Pimlico to investigate a suspicious death. A young man, Terry Watson, has been found in an Anderson shelter, battered about the head, and with two white poppies in his pocket....

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A secret never told by Shelley Noble

A secret never told

Shelley Noble

eBook

Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in A Secret Never Told, the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.Philomena Amesbury, expatriate Countess of Dunbridge, is bored. Coney Island...

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Death on a pale horse by Donald Thomas

Death on a pale horse

Donald Thomas

eBook

Sherlock Holmes and his biographer Dr. Watson go up against their toughest adversary yet when Colonel Hunter Moran, a disgraced English officer, cuts a swath of destruction across the world.

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Down a dark river by Karen Odden

Down a dark river

Karen Odden

eBook

London, 1878. One April morning, a small boat bearing a young woman's corpse floats down the murky waters of the Thames. When the victim is identified as Rose Albert, daughter of a prominent judge, the Scotland Yard director gives the case to Michael...

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