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Gibbous House

by Ewan Lawrie

Moffat is an indiscriminate killer and verbose criminal thriving in the underbelly of 19th-century London. When he unexpectedly inherits Gibbous House, an expansive estate in Northumbria, he heads north on a...


The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery

by Laura Joh Rowland

The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror.

Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meager...


The Death of Kings: A John Madden Mystery

by Rennie George Airth

"Rennie Airth is one of the best detective writers around. And The Death of Kings is his best book yet."—Philip Kerr, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Side of Silence

In the fifth novel in...


Death at Victoria Dock

by Kerry Greenwood

Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. When she alights she finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock...


A Pinch of Poison

by Alyssa Maxwell

In post–World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, encounter an uncharitable killer at a charity luncheon sponsored by a posh school for girls . . .  

Good deeds build good...


Death at St. Vedast

by Mary Lawrence

During the tempestuous reign of Henry VIII, London alchemist Bianca Goddard has seen up close what keeps a man alive—and what can kill him. A good thing, for she will need all her knowledge to keep a friend...


House of Silence

by Sarah Barthel

Oak Park, Illinois, 1875. Isabelle Larkin’s future—like that of every young woman—hinges upon her choice of husband. She delights her mother by becoming engaged to Gregory Gallagher, who is charismatic,...


A Rustle of Silk: A new forensic mystery series set in Stuart England

by Alys Clare

1603. Former ship's surgeon Gabriel Taverner is trying to re-establish himself as a physician in rural Devon. But it's not easy to gain the locals' trust, and several disturbing incidents convince him that at...


The Heretic's Creed: An Elizabethan mystery featuring Ursula Blanchard

by Fiona Buckley

Sir William Cecil has a mission for Ursula Blanchard. She must visit group of recusant women led by Abbess Philippa Gould. They possess an ancient book that the Queen's advisor is eager to get hold of. But two...


The Murder Book: A new 1920s mystery series

by Jane A. Adams

When three bodies are unearthed in the front yard of a cottage, DCI Henry Johnstone is summoned. Two victims are identified, but who is the third? Johnstone's use of modern methods of detection soon ruffles...


The Bishop's Brood: An 11th century mystery

by Simon Beaufort

A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery Southampton 1070

Sir Geoffrey Mappestone and his loyal friend Roger seek passage on one of the many ships due to sail to Normandy and then on to the Holy Land. The two knights...


The Riot: Inspector Stratton #5

by Laura Wilson

In this latest historical mystery in the award-winning "Inspector Stratton" series, it is the summer of 1958 and Stratton is investigating the murder of a rent collector in Notting Hill, a part of London seething...


Little Lost Girl

by Graham Stewart Wilson

A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go?

An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney.

Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory...


Desolation Flats: A Mystery

by Andrew Hunt

In the summer of 1938, as war clouds loom overseas, auto racers from around the world gather at the Bonneville Salt Flats west of Salt Lake City, intent on breaking the land-speed record. But when Clive Underhill,...


Killing Adonis

by J M Donellan

Freya Miller, funny and tenacious with a taste for vodka, escapes a recent tragedy by answering an advertisement for a nursing job that promises LIGHT DUTIES. LARGE PAY. NO QUESTIONS ASKED OR ANSWERED. Her new...


The Dragon Sleeps

by Ellen Read

A Dragon statue. An ancient sword.

What treasure is worth killing for?

It’s 1927 in Victoria, Australia. A hedonistic time after the Great War when young people knew they could enjoy life without the threat...


The Kitty Peck Mysteries

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone was described by T. S. Eliot as "the first and greatest of English detective novels." Published in 1868, it is one of the two books (with The Woman in White) for which Collins is most famous. Several...


The Inheritance

by Charles Finch

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called “a sterling addition...


The Spy Paramount

by E Phillips Oppenheim

Rome, 1934. Martin Fawley leaves the American secret service and is recruited by General Berati, the most feared man in fascist Italy, as a spy. After a brief encounter with a glamorous yet murderous Italian...