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The Soft Detective

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

It's not often a Nobel Prize winner gets murdered... on your patch... very likely by a member of your own family.

DCI Phil Benholme has the reputation for being a little soft because he tries to see both sides...


The Lighthearted Quest

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

"When Julia undertakes to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seems lighthearted enough. But the search gets her involved with Moorish antique...


The Malady in Madeira

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The last thing recently widowed Julia Probyn expects to find on the lush and charming island of Madeira is a clue to her husband's mysterious death, for Colonel Jamieson perished somewhere in the wilds of Central...


Emergency in the Pyrenees

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

In Julia Probyn's fifth adventure, first published in 1965, Julia moves to a remote French mountain village near the Spanish border, while her husband, a British Intelligence agent, is on a secret assignment....


The Portuguese Escape

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Miss Bridge takes us to Portugal; not only the well-known world of Estoril and the Embassies, but behind the scenes, into the life lived on country estates by the Portuguese themselves. Both aspects are seen...


Zen there was Murder

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

In a country mansion converted to adult educational courses, Mr Utamaro is lecturing on Zen Buddhism to a small and not entirely appreciative audience. But Zen questions and their seemingly quirkish answers...


The Numbered Account

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Julia Probyn, like most people, knew very little about anonymous numbered accounts in Swiss Banks. Until her cousin, Colin Munro, asked her to look into the matter of one containing a fortune, for his fiancée...


The Strong Man

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

An independent island state in the North Atlantic has fallen under the sway of Rolph Mylchraine, a landowner who has gained ascendancy by stage-managing witchcraft orgies and purveying cheap liquor. Opposing...


Murder Must Appetize

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Is there anything in this troubled world quite as comforting as a good old-fashioned murder? H.R.F. Keating, doyen of modern detective writers, has little doubt that there's nothing like a corpse in a vicarage...


The Dog It Was That Died

by H. R. F. Keating Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

With this dazzling off-beat thriller, his fourth, which appeared in 1962, Mr. Keating had achieved his very top form. Who wanted him? What for? Why was Roger Farrar (if that was his name) on the run in Dublin?...


The Dangerous Islands

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Julia Probyn-an old friend of many readers-is sailing off the west coast of Scotland. On the desolate island of Erinish Beg, she and her cousin are startled to see a sky-blue pole rise up out of the ground at...


Julia in Ireland

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

While on her last assignment with British Intelligence in Morocco, the widowed Julia Probyn Jamieson meets and is strongly attracted to an Irish country lawyer, Gerald O'Brien, who is travelling with friends...


The Episode At Toledo

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

"An intricate story of international counterespionage; an adventure tale which carries one breathless through its ramifications; a romance with a happy ending." - Kirkus

In the beautiful countryside of Portugal,...


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...


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 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...


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...


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 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 Ambleside Alibi

by Rebecca Tope Witness Impulse (March 10, 2015)

Simmy has been adjusting to life in Windermere, running her florist shop, Persimmon's Petals, and trying to put her tragic past behind her. But just when she thinks her life is quietly coming together, it starts...


The Windermere Witness

by Rebecca Tope Witness Impulse (January 06, 2015)

Following a personal tragedy, florist Persimmon "Simmy" Brown has moved to the beautiful Lake District region to be closer to her charismatic parents. Things are going well, and Simmy is happy to lose herself...


The Girl Next Door: A Novel

by Ruth Rendell Scribner (October 07, 2014)

INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL’S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS

From crime legend Ruth Rendell, a psychologically intriguing novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves across a group of astonishingly carnal...


Taken at the Flood: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #27

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (January 25, 2005)

In Agatha Christie’s classic puzzler Taken at the Flood, the indefatigable Hercule Poiroit investigates the troubling case of a twice-widowed woman.

A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade...


The Three Monarchs

by Anthony Horowitz Harper (November 04, 2014)

An original Sherlock Holmes short story from the New York Times bestselling author of The House of Silk and Moriarty—one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate.

In this...


Moriarty

by Anthony Horowitz Harper (December 09, 2014)

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his...


In the Dark Places

Inspector Banks #22

by Peter Robinson William Morrow (August 11, 2015)

Published in the United Kingdom and Canada as Abattoir Blues

Louise Penny calls In the Dark Places "brilliant." Tess Gerritsen says it's "thrilling." And Michael Connelly describes Peter Robinson as "amazing."...


A Dangerous Place

Maisie Dobbs #11

by Jacqueline Winspear Harper (March 17, 2015)

Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . .  

In Jacqueline Winspear‘s  powerful story...


Vertigo 42

by Martha Grimes Scribner (June 03, 2014)

The inimitable Richard Jury returns in the latest in the bestselling mystery series: “Martha Grimes has written a whodunit with terrific characters and a grand plot mixed with her unique droll wit. Vertigo...


One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

Hercule Poirot #22

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (November 23, 2004)

The meticulous detective Hercule Poirot suspects the worst of the death of a dentist in this classic mystery by Queen of Whodunits, Agatha Christie.

Even the great detective Hercule Poirot harbored a deep and...


Driven to it: Brief Case

by Andrea Frazer Accent Press (February 06, 2014)

A Falconer File Short Story - Briefcase.


The Beekeeper's Apprentice

by Laurie R. King St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King.

An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best...


Battered to Death: Brief Case

by Andrea Frazer Accent Press (February 06, 2014)

A Falconer File Short Story - Brief case.


Love Me to Death: Brief Case

by Andrea Frazer Accent Press (December 06, 2013)

On Christmas Day the two detectives are summoned to a block of apartments in Market Darley, to investigate the unexplained death of a young woman whose fiance was due to move in with her on New Year's Day.


Christmas Cracker: Six Festive Stories from Accent Press

by Jenny Kane, Andrea Frazer, Catrin Collier & Katherine John et al. Accent Press (March 31, 2014)

Discover great new authors with this collection of six festive stories from Accent Press.


Mrs. Hudson in the Ring: Third in the Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street series

by Barry S. Brown Sunstone Press (February 01, 2014)

When Sherlock Holmes is goaded into a boxing match, his opponent, Sailor Mackenzie, loses both the bout and his life. All are convinced Mackenzie's death was a ring accident. All, that is, except the residents...


The Revenant of Thraxton Hall

by Vaughn Entwistle St. Martin's Press (March 25, 2014)

Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes in "The Final Problem," and he immediately becomes one of the most hated men in London. So when he is contacted by a medium "of some renown" and asked to...


Death of a Policeman

Hamish Macbeth #30

by M. C. Beaton Grand Central Publishing (February 25, 2014)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A POLICEMAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryLocal police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the...


Glass House

by Andrea Frazer Accent Press (January 17, 2014)

A village detective series with a delightful slice of humor.


Who Thinks Evil

Professor Moriarty #5

by Michael Kurland St. Martin's Press (February 04, 2014)

In London, 1892, a well-guarded young nobleman goes missing under distressing circumstances. The nobleman, one Baron Renfrew, is actually Prince Albert Victor, eldest grandson of Queen Victoria. He disappeared...


Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly

by Agatha Christie Witness Impulse (November 12, 2013)

Never before published—the lost classic, unseen for sixty years!

A party game goes dead wrong in this ingenious mystery from the most beloved novelist of all time. Hercule Poirot, the world's favorite detective,...


The Complete Tommy & Tuppence Collection

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (November 26, 2013)

The complete eBook collection of all five Tommy & Tuppence mysteries by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, including The Secret Adversary, Partners in Crime, N or M?, By the Pricking of My Thumbs...


The Complete Miss Marple Collection

by Agatha Christie Witness Impulse (November 26, 2013)

The complete eBook collection of all thirteen Miss Marple mysteries including the short stories by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, including The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library...


Appointment With Death: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #19

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (January 25, 2005)

Hercule Poirot may be on vacation, but a killer isn't. The victim's a hateful tourist despised even by her own children. For the guests at the resort hotel, sympathies are with the murderer, which means a tough...


Death of a Village

Hamish Macbeth #19

by M. C. Beaton Grand Central Publishing (July 31, 2007)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A VILLAGE: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryTrouble is afoot in a Scottish fishing village as Constable Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church full,...


At Bertram's Hotel

Miss Marple #11

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (October 28, 2003)

At Bertram’s Hotel the intrepid Miss Marple, on holiday in London, must solve a deadly mystery at the end of a chain of very violent events.

An old-fashioned London hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes...


Parker Pyne Investigates

Mr. Parker Pyne #1

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (February 10, 2010)

Agatha Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of the short form mystery with Parker Pyne Investigates—short stories of crime and detection featuring Parker Pyne, certainly one of the most unconventional...


Evil Under the Sun

Hercule Poirot #23

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (October 03, 2006)

The classic Evil Under the Sun, one of the most famous of Agatha Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth on the trail of the killer of a sun-bronzed beauty whose death brings some rather...