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A Question of Honor

Bess Crawford #5

Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2013

by Charles Todd

In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search...


Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel

Maggie Hope #1

Barry Best Paperback Original 2013

by Susan Elia Macneal

For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary captures the drama of an era of unprecedented challenge—and the greatness that rose to meet it.

London, 1940. Winston...


Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder

Dandy Gilver #6

Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2012

by Catriona McPherson

“Guaranteed to appeal to those who never got over the death of Dorothy L. Sayers.”

--Financial Times (UK)

 

Aristocratic and delightfully witty amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver was greeted with boisterous cheers...


Naughty In Nice

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #5

Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2011

by Rhys Bowen

Royalty has its privileges, even when you’re thirty-fourth in line to the throne, as Lady Georgiana Rannoch discovers on the glamorous—and dangerous—French Riviera…

Why should my clueless brother, Binky,...


Long Time Coming: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2011

by Robert Goddard

A classic thriller with Goddard's trademark plot twists.

In Antwerp in 1939, a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving his priceless collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes...


In the Shadow of Gotham

Simon Ziele #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2010

by Stefanie Pintoff

Dobson, New York, 1905.

Detective Simon Ziele lost his fiancée in the General Slocum ferry disaster—a thousand perished on that summer day in 1904 when an onboard fire burned the boat down in the waters of...


Damnation Falls

Barry Best British Novel 2008

by Edward Wright

Randall Wilkes, his big-city journalism career in ruins, has returned after twenty years to Pilgrim’s Rest, the Tennessee hill town where he grew up. He has taken on a lucrative but low-prestige writing job...


The Janissary Tree

Yashim the Eunuch #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2007

by Jason Goodwin

Be on the lookout for Investigator Yashim’s next adventure, AN EVIL EYE, on sale March 29th! When Jason Goodwin explored the Ottoman Empire in Lords of the Horizons, The New York Times Book Review hailed...


Spies

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2002, Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2002

by Michael Frayn

From the bestselling author of Headlong, a mesmerizing novel about secrecy, imagination, and a child's game turned deadly earnest

The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to...


Murphy's Law

Molly Murphy #1

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2001

by Rhys Bowen

From the creator of the much-loved Constable Evan Evans mysteries comes a colorful new series set in turn-of-the-century New York City. When spirited redhead Molly Murphy was growing up a peasant on the coast...


A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2001, Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2001, Barry Best First Novel 2001

by David Liss

THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR

Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels...


A Test of Wills

Inspector Ian Rutledge #1

Barry Best First Novel 1997

by Charles Todd

The Great War has been won—but victory has its price. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge has returned to London to resume his position as Scotland Yard inspector, bringing nightmares and ghosts home with him...


Death Comes As Epiphany

Catherine LeVendeur series #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1994

by Sharan Newman

Catherine LeVendeur is a young scholar come to conquer her sin of pride at the Convent of the Paraclete, famous for learning, prayer, and its abbess, the fabled Heloise.

When a manuscript the convent produced...