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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 of a Dustman: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #17

by M. C. Beaton

A bullying tyrant with a neat uniform and a new truck, Lochdubh's dustman, Fergus Macleod, issues harsh fines and enforces petty rules--until he is found dead, stuffed into a recycling bin. Harnish Macbeth not...


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...


Weighed in the Balance

William Monk & Hester Latterly #7

by Anne Perry

When Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander, he is astonished to find himself accepting. For without a shred of evidence, the countess has...


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...


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...


Thrones, Dominations

Lord Peter Wimsey #1

by Dorothy L. Sayers & Jill Paton Walsh

Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the Los Angeles Times, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet...


Death of an Addict: A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Hamish Macbeth #15

by M. C. Beaton

Former heroin addict Tommy Jarret, invigorated by the prospect of staying clean and writing a book about his newfound recovery, is suddenly found dead in his Strathbane chalet -- the victim of an apparent drug...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie

The world's best-selling mystery with over 100 million copies sold!

Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly,...


Game Over

Bill Slider #11

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

A Bill Slider Mystery - When ex-BBC correspondent Ed Stonax is found dead, the last thing Detective Inspector Slider needs to complicate his life is the reappearance of an old enemy issuing death threats. Trevor...


The Calling

DC Gary Goodhew #3

by Alison Bruce

Kaye isn't the first. And she won't be the last.

Kaye Whiting went out to buy a birthday present and never came back.

She was a promising young woman with a bright future ahead of her—and no enemies. DC Gary...


The Labours of Hercules: Hercule Poirot Investigates

Hercule Poirot #26

by Agatha Christie

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet—reasoned the detective—like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters.

So, in the...


Acceptable Loss

William Monk & Hester Latterly #17

by Anne Perry

When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle...