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A Pattern of Lies

Bess Crawford #7

by Charles Todd William Morrow (August 18, 2015)

A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times...


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...


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...


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...


To Kill The Pope: An Ecclesiastical Thriller

by Tad Szulc Scribner (November 11, 2014)

From the author of Pope John Paul II: A Biography comes a chillingly authentic conspiracy thriller based on actual, never-before-revealed facts surrounding the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II....


The White Cottage Mystery

by Margery Allingham Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Classic Crime from the Golden Age. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author.

Eric Crowther collected secrets and used them as weapons. Delighting in nothing more than torturing those around...


Fen Country

by Edmund Crispin Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Dandelions, hearing aids, a blood-stained cat, a Leonardo drawing, a corpse with an alibi, and a truly poisonous letter... are just some of the unusual clues that Oxford don/detective Gervase Fen and his friend...


The Haunted House

by Hilaire Belloc Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Readers of "The Emerald of Catherine the Great" will not have to be told that Mr. Belloc's mystery stories are written with suavity and originality and an eye for piquant situations. This new mystery tale is...


The Bowman Touch

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The girl in the black velvet gown looked to be very drunk - she also looked to be in plenty of trouble...

Bowman liked neither her type of escort not the way she was being manhandled into the sedan parked outside...


The Last Vanity

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Edwin Newsome was pretty worried about his brother's health - so worried that he hired Glenn Bowman to work his way into Harold Newsome's household to do some unofficial sleuthing.

Harold was suffering from...


Confessional

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...


Bowman on Broadway

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Pull up a chair and relax.

We'd like you to meet Glenn Bowman, one of the toughest-and smartest- private eyes in New York.

This time he's got himself involved in trying to keep alive the current heart-throb...


The Bad Detective

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

Jack Stallworthy is a bad detective just on the right side of corrupt. But now he's turning criminal...

Detective Sergeant Jack Stallworthy has been accepting backhanders for most of his career. And why not?...


The Man of Gold

by Evelyn Hervey Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

For a respectable governess like Harriet Unwin, her first few weeks in the shabby, inhospitable home of the Partingtons were as unhappy as any she could remember. The bone-chilling cold, the grim sparseness...


The Long Night

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

A Phone call for Bowman at two a.m.... A honeyed, velvet voice of invitation... A trip across town in the small hours...A grim discovery in a swanky apartment...

From these tense beginnings, Hartley Howard-past-master...


Bowman Strikes Again

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

There was poison in the glass-and it was the detective in the case who drank it! But for the attentions of a conscientious drug-store attendant there would have been one dark handsome stranger the less to spend...


Thief

by Rupert Croft-Cooke Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

'If they've got any sense they'll leave the boy with Alicia Robbins.'But they didn't.They (the Juvenile Court, that is) took Gerry Lovell away from the old spinster who had taken him in ad cared for him so passionately...


The Glimpses of the Moon

by Edmund Crispin Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

A week after the supposed murderer is convicted, an elderly man gives him an alibiÂ? and the person who this is revealed to is none other than Gervase Fen, someone who will never be satiated by the obvious......


The Man Who Made Gold

by Hilaire Belloc Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Professor Charles Lexington led a placid and uneventful life until he made the mistake of discovering a way by which lead could be turned into gold. A Mr. Bowry volunteered to help the Professor capitalize the...


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 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 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...


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...


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,...


Death Comes to London

by Catherine Lloyd Kensington Books (November 25, 2014)

A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary-until murder makes a debut...

With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St....


The Duke's Agent

by Rebecca Jenkins Quercus (August 12, 2014)

Raif Jarrett has returned from battle, and is seeking a quiet life as agent to the Duke of Penrith. So when he is sent to the Durham town of Woolbridge to settle the affairs of one of the Duke's tenants following...


The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #5

by Will Thomas Touchstone (May 10, 2011)

When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to...


Vital Secrets

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (July 05, 2011)

This is the third novel in the action-packed Marc Edwards mysteries, set during the rebellions of 1830s Upper Canada. A follow-up to Turncoat and Solemn Vows.


Dubious Allegiance

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (July 24, 2012)

The fourth novel in the action-packed Marc Edwards mystery series, set during the rebellions of 1830s Upper Canada.

Autumn 1837: the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada are on the eve of open revolt. Lieutenant...


Solemn Vows

by Don Gutteridge Touchstone (January 04, 2011)

A search for a man armed with a rifle that hasn’t been shot since the war of 1812 leads to an investigation that takes Marc Edwards from a newspaper office into the mansions of the Family Compact, and even...


The Slickers

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (October 21, 2014)

Tex Larimee, a grizzled sheriff, leaving the deserts of Cactus County, Arizona, behind and blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of New York—a trail later followed by Clint Eastwood...


The Falcon at the Portal

Amelia Peabody #11

by Elizabeth Peters William Morrow (March 17, 2009)

New York Times Bestseller

From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters comes another riveting mystery in her phenomenally popular Amelia Peabody series.

The Land of the Pharaohs harbors more secrets...


The Secret Price of History

by Gayle Ridinger & Paolo Pochettino Dante University Press (July 24, 2014)

1850s Rome. Goffredo, Sandor, and Eleonora, selfless idealists fighting for Italian unification, find a medallion after a violent face-off with French soldiers on the last day of battle for the new Italian Republic....


A Summer in the Twenties

by Peter Dickinson Small Beer Press (June 16, 2014)

A young man has to choose who to love, who to leave in the 1926 General Strike in Britain.


After Midnight: A Novel

by Diane Shute She Writes Press (September 16, 2014)

As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past-she only has today, and her plans for the future: raising a dynamic string of racehorses that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm by storm. Enter Lily,...


When Johnny Came Marching Home

by William Heffernan Akashic Books (October 02, 2012)

A one-armed young Civil War veteran investigates the death of a troubled fellow soldier in 1860s Vermont and Virginia.


A Sense of Entitlement

by Anna Loan-Wilsey Kensington Books (June 24, 2014)

Traveling secretary and dilettante detective Hattie Davish is bringing her talents to a small New England town whose wealthy residents have more secrets than they do money. . .

When Hattie Davish's job takes...


In the Shadow of Lies: An Oliver Wright Mystery Novel

by M.A. Adler She Writes Press (June 10, 2014)

Richmond, California. World War II. A cross burning takes innocent lives and unsettles the town. After Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, American Italians start to disappear, a rapist promises to revisit his victims,...


The Mistletoe Mystery: A Euphemia Martins Mystery

A Lesson in Secrets

Maisie Dobbs #8

by Jacqueline Winspear HarperCollins e-books (March 22, 2011)

Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as...


A Fine Summer's Day

Inspector Ian Rutledge #17

by Charles Todd William Morrow (January 06, 2015)

New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge’s past—to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.

On a fine summer’s day in June,...


Frog Music: A Novel

by Emma Donoghue Little, Brown and Company (April 01, 2014)

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room: "Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Donoghue shows more than range with FROG MUSIC--she shows genius." -- Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life

Summer of 1876:...


The Scarlet Macaw

by S.P. Hozy Dundurn (May 08, 2013)

Entwined mysteries unfold in two time periods in Singapore as artist Maris Cousins, devastated by the sudden death of her mentor, gallery owner Peter Stone, becomes immersed in fictional stories of love and...


Fire on the Runway: A Paul Shenstone Mystery

by Mel Bradshaw Dundurn (May 08, 2013)

In the mid-1920s, Torontonians move to the beat of the Jazz Age and war is the furthest thing from their minds. Then a fatal grenade explosion breaks the rhythm. Police detective Paul Shenstone believes it was...


Riverside Drive: Border City Blues

by Michael Januska Dundurn (May 06, 2013)

Jack McCloskey returned to Windsor, Ontario, from the Great War lost in a battle with his inner demons. When he channels his energy into amateur fights, he's noticed by a gangster moonlighting as a boxing promoter....


Martyr

John Shakespeare #1

by Rory Clements Witness Impulse (September 09, 2014)

England is close to war. Within days the axe could fall on the neck of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Spain is already gathering a battle fleet to avenge her.

Tensions in Elizabeth I's government are at the breaking...