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Seven Tales of Sex and Death

by Patricia Duncker Bloomsbury Publishing (April 21, 2016)

Illuminating the dark side of the erotic, these interwoven stories explore obsession, violence, and the thin line between sex and death. Under a Mediterranean sun a man searches for the Temple of Zeus as his...

The Death of Ruth

by Elizabeth Kata Bloomsbury Publishing (August 11, 2015)

Molly Blake is a woman with a gruesome secret from which she cannot escape. A secret which lies buried beneath her husband's camellias Â? and the fear of its discovery will drive her to madness.

John and Molly...

The Phantom Coach

by Michael Sims Bloomsbury Publishing (October 23, 2014)

Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty. Michael Sims, whose previous Victorian collections have been widely praised, has gathered twelve...

Strike Out Where Not Applicable

by Nicolas Freeling Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

Commissaire Van der Valk, appointed to his new position after surviving a bullet through the leg, is getting rather bored of his new quiet life in the town of Lisse. Whilst getting home in time for dinner and...

In Pieces

by Nick Hopton Bloomsbury Publishing (September 09, 2014)

Si is 28 and unsure of what he wants Â? in his job, his love life, even just for dinner. The only thing he's certain of is his friendship with Jimmy, a late-twenties professional footballer in a career he fears...

The Lazarus Prophecy

by F. G. Cottam Bloomsbury Publishing (September 09, 2014)

There is a killer loose on the streets of London, one that evades security cameras, is not held by locks, and savagely mutilates his victims. When the murderer switches from unknown prostitutes to Julie Longmuir,...

Devious Murder

by George Bellairs Bloomsbury Publishing (September 09, 2014)

Whilst taking the dog out for the last walk of the day, Littlejohn of Scotland Yard comes across a body in the rain. Recognising it as Charles Blunt, a thief he crossed paths with and admired many years before,...

Murder Adrift

by George Bellairs Bloomsbury Publishing (September 09, 2014)

The Todd family, governed by their aged mother, are important people in Fordinghurst. When the younger brother, Heck, is found murdered in his boat at sea they do their best to hush up the scandal. They obstruct...

Death Before Breakfast

by George Bellairs Bloomsbury Publishing (August 26, 2014)

On her way to Church early one November morning, Mrs. Jump sees a dead body in the gutter in July Street. Fearing to investigate, she hurries on, but her conscience finally convinces her that she ought to return...

Death on the Last Train

by George Bellairs Bloomsbury Publishing (August 26, 2014)

Detective-Inspector Thomas Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is travelling to an assignment, exhausted after an arduous journey of delayed connections, when he finally catches the last train. But far from conveying...

An Oxford Tragedy

by J.C. Masterman Bloomsbury Publishing (June 17, 2014)

Francis Wheatley Winn, Senior Tutor at St Thomas' s College, is ready for a cosy night of dining, port, and pleasant company. Ernst Brendel , Viennese lawyer and crime specialist, has come to Oxford to lecture...

Somebody at the Door

by Raymond Postgate Bloomsbury Publishing (June 17, 2014)

One bleak Friday evening in January, 1942, Councillor Henry Grayling boards an overcrowded train with £120 in cash – wages to be paid out the next day to the workers of Barrow and Furness Chemistry and Drugs...

The Case of the Four Friends

by J.C. Masterman Bloomsbury Publishing (June 13, 2014)

Late at night in the Senior Common Room of St Thomas's College, Ernst Brendel is persuaded by his companions to relate a tale of murder, blackmail, and corruption. A wager is made, half a crown to the first...

The Case of the Gilded Fly

by Edmund Crispin Bloomsbury Publishing (May 15, 2014)

It is October 1940 and at Oxford the Full Term has just begun. Robert Warner, up and coming playwright known for his experimental approach, has chosen an Oxford repertory theater for the premiere of his latest...

The Moving Toyshop

by Edmund Crispin Bloomsbury Publishing (May 15, 2014)

When a poet, Richard Cadogan, receives an unexpected £50 advance from his publisher for his new poetry book, he decides to go to Oxford for a well deserved holiday. The change of scenery and peace of mind...

Mystery Mile

by Margery Allingham Bloomsbury Publishing (May 06, 2014)

Classic Crime from the Golden Age, the second in the Albert Campion Series. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author.

Albert Campion is sailing home when he saves the life of fellow passenger,...

The Crime at Black Dudley

by Margery Allingham Bloomsbury Publishing (May 06, 2014)

Classic Crime from the Golden Age, the first in the Albert Campion Series. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author.

George Abbershaw is set for a social weekend at Black Dudley manor,...

The Bradmoor Murder

by Melville Davisson Post Bloomsbury Publishing (December 17, 2013)

The Bradmoor Murder is a wonderful collection of mysteries by a true American master of the detective short story. Melville Davisson Post tells tales of mysterious death, unexplainable murder, and complex crimes....

Monsieur Jonquelle

by Melville Davisson Post Bloomsbury Publishing (December 17, 2013)

Monsieur Jonquelle is no ordinary prefect of police of Paris. With cool intellect and charm, he can see into the heart of the most perplexing of crimes. From the jungles of the Congo to the sun bathed streets...

Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries

by Melville Davisson Post Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

Uncle Abner, the most famous literary character created by Melville Davisson Post, is a righteous amateur detective, a keen observer of human actions with profound knowledge and love for Bible. On his journeys...

The Moon Rock

by Arthur J. Rees Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

After the death of his wife Robert Turold, a hard and bitter man, is just one step away from proving his noble linage and claim to a great estate. This is his life-long dream and the last obstacle to achieving...

The Shrieking Pit

by Arthur J. Rees Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

American detective Grant Colwyn is on a leisurely holiday in a fashionable seaside hotel in Norfolk when one morning during breakfast the strange behavior of one of the other guests catches his attention. The...

The Cat's Paw

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

When Kitty's aunt and guardian is mysteriously murdered, the hunt is on for the killer. Through the tangles of a love triangle, jealousy, a terrible family secret and a hidden fortune, we follow Kitty in her...

The Moving Finger

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

When Nurse Vera Dean accepts a comfortable position in a country home in Virginia, she hopes to recover her nerves and health. In her new job she has only one patient to look after: a paralysed man named Craig...

Paradise Court

by J.S. Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Mr. Rivington is tall, slender and willowy; Mr. Wells is stoutly built and looks as if nothing could break him. Mr. Rivington is a dreamer who loves art and can pursue his cultured interests thanks to the inheritance...

The Merry Marauders

by Arthur J. Rees Bloomsbury Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Val is invited to New Zealand by his Uncle Rufus to help run his business, which he describes to Val as 'control of the New Zealand fruit trade'. Restless Val hopes that his new life will be adventurous and...

I Spy

by Natalie Sumner Lincoln Bloomsbury Publishing (October 08, 2013)

I Spy, first published in 1916, is set during the early years of WWI when it seems uncertain whether Allied forces will be able to rescue Europe from German invasion. This enjoyable espionage story combines...

The House Without a Key

by Earl Derr Biggers Bloomsbury Publishing (October 08, 2013)

In The House Without a Key we are introduced to Chan, a corpulent father of nine, as he uses all his considerable faculties to solve the mystifying case of a murdered father and a missing jewel box.

When John...

Behind That Curtain

by Earl Derr Biggers Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

Charlie Chan is in San Francisco for one week only Â? he absolutely must leave on Wednesday's boat to get back to Hawaii, where a new son awaits his return. Never mind that Sir Frederic Bruce, a former Scotland...

The Middle of Things

by J.S. Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

A complicated tale of murder, hidden identities, and buried secrets in London's fashionable neighborhood of Bayswater.

Bayswater is a quiet neighborhood whose residents are successful lawyers or medical men,...

The Middle-Temple Murder

by J.S. Fletcher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

When an elderly man's body is found on the steps of chambers in the Midde Temple, one of the Inns of Court, it falls to newspaperman Frank Spargo and Detective-Sergeant Rathbury to solve the crime. The murdered...

The Chinese Parrot

by Earl Derr Biggers Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2013)

A mysterious millionaire with a penchant for strange pets takes a flyer on a string of pearls and finds that death is the broker. Charlie Chan embarks on an incognito journey across the desert to find the answer...

Dance of the Years

by Margery Allingham Bloomsbury Publishing (August 08, 2013)

Published as The Galantrys in America, Dance of the Years is one of Margery Allingham's oft overlooked novels. Originally published in 1943, it is a fictionalised account of Allingham's family heritage, which...

The Devil's Minister

by Alistair Mair Bloomsbury Publishing (June 04, 2013)

Hugh Collins, a restless socio-anthropologist whose researches had taken him to many strange places, decided that the time had come to settle down in the northwest of Scotland, in the country he had known and...

The Fourth of July

by Bel Mooney Bloomsbury Publishing (March 04, 2013)

Millionaire porn-king Anthony Carl has gathered a group of people together for a fourth of July party in New Jersey.

Among them is the British photo-journalist Barbara Rowe, who finds herself drawn into unexpected...

Solomons Seal

by Hammond Innes Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2013)

'It was a weapon fashioned by somebody with experience and understanding of a deadly primitive craft, and the red paint on the tip could be nothing else but a simulation of the blood of the intended victim....

A Sunday Kind of Woman

by Ray Connolly Bloomsbury Publishing (February 14, 2013)

First published in 1980, this is a tale of Charlie Fairweather, song-writer and occasional performer, for whom holidays meant quick affairs, quickly forgotten. But the woman he met in Sicily was different.


The Adventures of Tom Leigh

by Phyllis Bentley Bloomsbury Publishing (January 31, 2013)

Young Tom and his father arrive in the Calder Valley on a dark stormy night in 1722. Tom is soon an orphan and finds himself a pauper in the workhouse until Mr Firth, a hilltop clothier, agrees to take him on...


by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (January 16, 2013)

Glenn Bowman, the toughest and most cynical private investigator in New York, lands himself up to the chin in trouble by witnessing the disposal of a gravely injured man. Bowman plays it straight, calls the...

The Sun Place

by Ray Connolly Bloomsbury Publishing (January 11, 2013)

Elixir. World's most luxurious fun spot. Island of coral sands, clear green seas, and wild abandon. Where love and play begin before the sun goes down. Where nights of revelry stretch into eternities of sensuous...

Death of Cecilia

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (November 26, 2012)

First published in 1952, Death of Cecilia begins with a telephone conversation, started with a conventional greeting, but to Glenn Bowman the voice seemed to carry a note of cold menace. It went on to warn him...

Velvet Dawn

by Rowena Summers Bloomsbury Publishing (November 19, 2012)

Andrea Gilmore, young, beautiful and successful in her public relations job, is constantly embarrassed when her brash, earthy father becomes a huge football pools winner.

Josh Gilmore, newly rich, revels in the...

Nine Lives

by Bernice Rubens Bloomsbury Publishing (August 31, 2012)

The killer's modus operandi is the same in each instance: strangulation, always with a guitar string, pulled tight from behind until life is taken. And though the murders are happening up and down the country,...

Why Aren't They Screaming?

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

April, 1986: American airplanes stationed in Britain attack Libya. Civilian casualties are heavy; world opinion is outraged.

University lecturer Loretta Lawson is staying in the country for a few days' rest....

Full Stop

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Loretta Lawson is already a little apprehensive about spending a hot, muggy weekend alone in New York City at her friend Toni's apartment. And it seems her fears are confirmed when she receives a series of mysterious...

What Will Survive

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

July 1997: Lebanon makes the British headlines when an Englishwoman dies in a landmine explosion near the town of Nabatiyeh.

The dead woman is Aisha, a former model with an Egyptian mother, visiting the Middle...


by Anthony Masters Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

The extraordinary, demonic monument to Franco broods over the Valley of the Fallen, north of Madrid. Here, in the hallowed seclusion of the confessional box, Eduardo Tomas, Spain's Home Affairs Minister, is...

Death In The Forest

by Jeremy Potter Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

First published in 1977, Death in the Forest is a crime novel with an historical background. It is set in England in the years following the Norman conquest. To make his New Forest a hunting preserve, William...

A Masculine Ending

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Loretta Lawson, a feminist professor visiting Paris to deliver a paper on the oppressive nature of masculine grammatical forms, stumbles across the murder of an Oxford don.

But when the body disappears, she returns...

What Men Say

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

When a woman's decomposed body is found in the aging barn of Oxford don Bridget Bennett's estate, Loretta knows her friend Bridget's shock is genuine. Unfortunately, the local constabulary are not so sure. And...