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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...


We Had It So Good: A Novel

by Linda Grant Scribner (April 26, 2011)

Now in paperback from the acclaimed author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Clothes on Their Backs—a hugely satisfying, exuberant novel about the generation that came of age during the 1970s.

Stephen...


Darkness at Noon: A Novel

by Arthur Koestler Scribner (November 24, 2009)

Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of...


A Stranger in the Family: A Novel of Suspense

by Robert Barnard Scribner (June 08, 2010)

From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger–winning crime writer . . .

Kit Philipson has always felt like something of a stranger in his family. Growing up as the only child of professional...


The Killings on Jubilee Terrace: A Novel of Suspense

Charlie Peace #9

by Robert Barnard Scribner (May 05, 2009)

Vernon Watts may have been beloved by the millions of faithful viewers of the long-running soap opera Jubilee Terrace but his fellow cast members knew him for what he was -- an egotistical former music-hall...


The Clothes On Their Backs

by Linda Grant Scribner (November 25, 2008)

Orange Prize winner and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008, Linda Grant has created an enchanting portrait of a woman who, having endured unbearable loss, finds solace in the family secrets her estranged...


Past Reason Hated (An Inspector Banks Mystery)

Inspector Banks #5

by Peter Robinson Scribner (November 19, 2013)

It’s the holiday season in a peaceful Yorkshire village, but there are no glad tidings for Caroline Hartley, brutally stabbed to death in her own home. Her body, naked and bloody, is found by her lover, Veronica,...


A Dedicated Man (An Inspector Banks Mystery)

Inspector Banks #2

by Peter Robinson Scribner (November 19, 2013)

An admired local historian is found dead and half-buried in a farmer’s field in the village of Gratly. A slimy land-developer, an editor, a local thriller writer, and a beautiful folk singer are all figures...


Gallows View

Inspector Banks #1

by Peter Robinson Scribner (November 19, 2013)

Chief Inspector Alan Banks moved away from London to the quaint village of Eastvale to find some peace, but trouble can be found in a village as well as in the city. Soon Banks must contend with a Peeping Tom,...


No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #24

by Ruth Rendell Scribner (November 05, 2013)

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

From “one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People) a “refined, probing, and intelligent” (USA TODAY) mystery in the masterful...


Wednesday's Child

Inspector Banks #6

by Peter Robinson Scribner (September 24, 2013)

A well-dressed couple claim to be social workers responding to abuse allegations and pressure Brenda Scupham into allowing them to take her seven-year-old daughter, Gemma, into protective care. When they fail...


A Necessary End

Inspector Banks #3

by Peter Robinson Scribner (October 22, 2013)

A policeman is stabbed to death at an anti-nuclear demonstration outside the Eastvale Community Centre in Yorkshire. In a politically motivated move, Detective Superintendent Richard “Dirty Dick” Burgess...


The Hanging Valley (An Inspector Banks Mystery)

Inspector Banks #4

by Peter Robinson Scribner (October 22, 2013)

When a faceless body is found in a tranquil valley just south of the village of Swainshead, Chief Inspector Alan Banks soon finds that no one in the village is willing to talk about it, except to say, “Not...


The Siren Queen: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's

Ursula Blanchard #8

by Fiona Buckley Scribner (May 21, 2013)

The year is 1569. Ursula Blanchard, illegitimate half sister to Queen Elizabeth I and sometime spy on the Queen's behalf, is happily married to wealthy Hugh Stannard and living quietly in the country. Ursula's...


To Shield the Queen

Ursula Blanchard #1

by Fiona Buckley Scribner (May 21, 2013)

In this compelling debut of her historical mystery series, Fiona Buckley introduces Ursula Blanchard, a widowed young mother who has become lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I. Armed with a sharp eye, dangerous...


The Doublet Affair

Ursula Blanchard #2

by Fiona Buckley Scribner (May 07, 2013)

Ursula Blanchard is "audacious, intensely loyal, and beguiling," said Publishers Weekly of Fiona Buckley's historical sleuth in her mystery series debut. Now, the young, widowed lady-in-waiting is back, once...


The Fugitive Queen

Ursula Blanchard #7

by Fiona Buckley Scribner (May 07, 2013)

It is 1568, three years since Ursula Blanchard exchanged her work as a spy in the service of her half sister, Queen Elizabeth, for the relative calm of married life. But when Elizabeth summons her, loyal Ursula...


Death of a Salesperson

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

Mystery and black comedy collide in this collection of sixteen stories with crime, wit, and twists to spare.


A Scandal in Belgravia

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

Murder pays no respect to rank...or the neighborhood. And so it happened that young aristocrat Timothy Wycliffe was bludgeoned to death in his elegantly furnished flat in Belgravia by a person or persons unknown....


A Fatal Attachment

Charlie Peace #2

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

A celebrity scholar in a small village tears her nephews from their immediate family and raises them in an atmosphere of cruelty. As old Lydia Perceval plans to destroy yet another group of impressionable young...


Death on the High C's

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

Opera singers are often described as being larger than life, and certainly this is true of Gaylene Ffrench. Her appetites for men, for food, for attention are gargantuan, and her ability to irritate is similarly...


Blood Brotherhood

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

Old church meets new with a vengeance when a monk is brutally murdered at St. Botolph’s.


A City of Strangers

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

In A City of Strangers, Barnard creates one of his most memorable characters ever; the dreadful Jack Phelan. Dirty, potbellied, vulgar, selfish, Jack is a man everyone loves to hate. And the rest of his family...


Death of an Old Goat

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 09, 2013)

Professor Belville-Smith had bored university audiences in England with the same lecture for fifty years. Now he was crossing the Australian continent, doing precisely the same. Never before had the reaction...


A Hovering of Vultures

Charlie Peace #3

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 02, 2013)

Death returns to a Yorkshire village when a museum opens on the site of an unexplained murder/suicide where a renowned author killed his sister with an ax and shot himself.


Death and the Chaste Apprentice

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 02, 2013)

At the Ketterick Arts Festival no one relishes the dubious art of innuendo more than Des Capper, a font of dubious gossip and unwanted advice. To the horror of the actors and singers performing at the Festival,...


At Death's Door

by Robert Barnard Scribner (April 02, 2013)

In Barnard’s smoothly skilled sixteenth mystery, Caroline and Roderick Cotterel live a quiet life in Sussex with their grown, learning-disabled daughter and Roderick’s senile, bedridden father Benedict,...


Out of the Blackout

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

With the Nazis bombing London on a nightly basis, many families sent their children to the comparative safety of the countryside. When the Blitz ended, the families came for their kids, but no one ever came...


Fete Fatale

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

The rigidly conservative town of Hexton-on-Weir, where twelve-year residents, such as veterinarian Marcus Kitteredge and his wife Helen, are still regarded as newcomers, sponsors a church fair which becomes...


Political Suicide

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

When the body of a Member of Parliament is found floating in the Thames, everyone assumes it is suicide, except for Superintendent Sutcliffe, whose investigation of the case reveals some nasty and ruthless politics....


The Cherry Blossom Corpse

Perry Trethowan #5

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Scotland Yard’s Perry Trethowan never wanted to make the trip to Norway for the World Association of Romantic Novelists convention. But it was hard saying no to his newly published sister, Christobel. And...


The Skeleton in the Grass

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Sara Causseley could not be more delighted by her new job as governess to the aristocratic Hallam clan. The children are adorable, the gardens are a dream, and the conversation stimulating. But ominous political...


Masters of the House

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Hiding their father’s insanity after the death of their mother in order to keep their family together, two resourceful adolescents, Matthew and Annie, find their plans thwarted when they discover a body in...


Bodies

Perry Trethowan #4

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

In the Soho studio of Bodies magazine are found four corpses: a photographer, his assistant, an actress-student and a young bodybuilder. Perry Trethowan of London’s C.I.D. can’t discern a motive for the...


A Murder in Mayfair: A Novel of Suspense

by Robert Barnard Scribner (March 21, 2013)

Can the rich get away with murder, or is there always a price? Two days in May bring Colin Pinnock’s career to a peak. His party wins a stunning election victory and he wins a new government office. What a...


Unholy Dying: A Crime Novel

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 26, 2013)

England's celebrated, multiple-award-winning master crime novelist returns with a witty and poignant chiller about the evil of gossip and the sin of indifference.

Father Christopher Pardoe is a good priest....


Death of a Mystery Writer: A Murder Mystery (of Course)

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 26, 2013)

Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, overweight and overbearing, collapses and dies at his birthday party while indulging his taste for rare liquors. He had promised his daughter he would be polite and charitable for...


The Habit of Widowhood

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 26, 2013)

Prize-winning author Robert Barnard presents seventeen witty mystery stories featuring everyday characters who discover their potential for murder, including a young woman who weds a string of old men and develops...


No Place of Safety: A CRIME NOVEL

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 19, 2013)

Fifteen-year-old Katy Bourne and sixteen-year-old Alan Coughlan are missing. Though they are students at the same school, they hardly know each other, so it's strange that they should disappear together. Katy's...


Bad Samaritan: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Charlie Peace

Charlie Peace #4

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 19, 2013)

When British policemen Charlie Pearce and Mike Oddie investigate the unsurprising murder of the village parish Lothario, they question Rosemary Sheffield, the vicar’s wife. Rosemary, who has recently “lost”...


The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori

Charlie Peace #6

by Robert Barnard Scribner (February 19, 2013)

The body of a young man, almost naked, found in the car park behind a Haworth restaurant marks the beginning of the case, and it is his identity that is the first puzzle for DC Charlie Peace and his superior,...


Death in a Cold Climate

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 29, 2013)

It was midday on December 21st in the city of Tromsø when the boy was last seen: a tall, blond boy swathed in anorak and scarf against the Arctic noon. After that he wasn’t seen again, not until three months...


Death of a Perfect Mother

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 29, 2013)

Lill Hodsden was a monster. She rode roughshod over her daughter, wiped her feet on her husband, blackmailed her lovers, and smothered her sons with a mother’s love that left them screaming out for freedom....


Death by Sheer Torture

Perry Trethowan #1

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 29, 2013)

Inspector Perry Trethowan reads in the obituaries that his estranged father has died under peculiar circumstances: he was fooling around with a form of self-torture called strappado. At the request of his supervisor,...


School for Murder

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 22, 2013)

Hilariously satirizing Britain’s education system, a mystery at the Burleigh School involves the inept leadership of its headmaster, Edward Crumwallis, and the evil pupil he chooses as his next headboy—sneaky...


Death and the Princess

Perry Trethowan #2

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 22, 2013)

Assigned as British Princess Helena’s personal bodyguard, Scotland Yard Detective Perry Trethowan struggles to defend his own virtue against the lascivious princess while tracking down the methodical killer...


Death of a Literary Widow

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 22, 2013)

A complex story dealing with forgeries, people turning up alive who are supposed to be dead, and literary hoaxes.


The Case of the Missing Bronte

Perry Trethowan #3

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 15, 2013)

Scotland Yard Superintendent Perry Trethowan is enjoying a vacation evening at a cozy Yorkshire pub when an old woman shows him an original, unpublished Bronte manuscript. Trethowan agrees to engage in a little...


Corpse in a Gilded Cage

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 15, 2013)

A man’s home is his castle, but for Percy Spender that motto has been taken just a bit too literally. After the sudden death of first one distant relative and then another, the amiable Perce has become the...


A Little Local Murder

by Robert Barnard Scribner (January 15, 2013)

Radio Broadwich decides to do a documentary on the small village of Twytching for international broadcast, and the townspeople divide between those who seek the patronage of Mrs. Deborah Withins, arbiter of...