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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...


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,...