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Death of a Village

Hamish Macbeth #19

by M. C. Beaton

Trouble is afoot in a Scottish fishing village as Constable Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church full, and the air permeated with fear. With the help of a journalist, Macbeth begins to ferret out the truth....


Death of a Charming Man: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #10

by M. C. Beaton

All Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wants to do is fish and drink coffee with his fiance. Then a mysterious stranger moves into the neighboring village--a rich, unmarried heartbreaker, causing rivalry among the local...


Death of a Travelling Man

Hamish Macbeth #9

by M. C. Beaton

Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth's life is going to pot. He has-horrors!-been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a self-proclaimed traveler named Sean and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore...


The Cuckoo's Calling

Cormoran Strike #1

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2013

by Robert Galbraith

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private...


Death of a Snob

Hamish Macbeth #6

by M. C. Beaton

Believing that someone is trying to murder her, gorgeous Jane Wetherby asks Hamish Macbeth to spend Christmas with her and an exclusive group of friends at her Scottish island health farm. With a cold in his...


Death of a Prankster

Hamish Macbeth #7

by M. C. Beaton

Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in...


Death of a Greedy Woman

Hamish Macbeth #8

by M. C. Beaton

There's not a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky, just plenty of warm sunshine and not quite enough of beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge...


A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery

Miss Marple #7

by Agatha Christie

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sippingtea in his “counting house” when he sufferedan agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection,the pockets of the deceased were found to containtraces...


The Late Scholar

Lord Peter Wimsey #4

by Jill Paton Walsh

When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"—charged with the task of resolving...


The Telling Error

by Sophie Hannah

Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes...


Death of a Hussy

Hamish Macbeth #5

by M. C. Beaton

About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely...


Death of a Gossip

Hamish Macbeth #1

by M. C. Beaton

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or was it the fins?-of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue...


They Do It With Mirrors

Miss Marple #6

by Agatha Christie

A sense of danger pervades the rambling Victorian mansion in which Jane Marple's friend Carrie Louise lives—and not only because the building doubles as a rehabilitation centre for criminal youths. One inmate...


Shadow of the Serpent

An Inspector McLevy Mystery #1

by David Ashton

McLevy is one of the great psychological creations and Ashton is the direct heir to Robert Louis Stevenson' - Brian Cox, star of the BBC Radio 4 McLevy play

'David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters...


Fall from Grace

An Inspector McLevy Mystery #2

by David Ashton

’David Ashton’s writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing, and his narrative grabs you - I was going to say, by the throat - and doesn’t let you go’ - The Sherlock Holmes Society of...


Death Comes to Pemberley

by P.D. James

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional...


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2004, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2003, Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2003

by Mark Haddon

   Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot...


Mrs. Pargeter's Plot

Mrs Pargeter #5

by Simon Brett

Construction on Mrs Pargeter's new country home comes to an abrupt halt when a corpse is discovered in the wine cellar. The accused is Concrete Jacket, the builder and great friend of Mrs P's late, lamented...


A Nice Class of Corpse

Mrs Pargeter #1

by Simon Brett

The Devereux is a nice residential hotel which caters for a nice class of guest. But the arrival of Mrs Pargeter, an attractive widow, seems to act as a catalyst of disaster for everyone connected with the hotel....


Trick of the Light

An Inspector McLevy Mystery #3

by David Ashton

David Ashton, like Robert Louis Stevenson or Ian Rankin, is inspired by the beauty-and-beast nature of Edinburgh. His interpretation of James McLevy is worthy of the original man' - Sherlock Holmes Society The...