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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....


A Caribbean Mystery

Miss Marple #10

by Agatha Christie

As Jane Marple sat basking in the tropical sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Then a question was put to her by...


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...


Murder in House

Ellie Quicke #10

by Veronica Heley

Ellie Quicke is back - Ellie and her new husband Thomas are called to deal with student Ursula, who has staged a sit-in at church. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance...


Among the Mad

Maisie Dobbs #6

by Jacqueline Winspear

In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale

It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the...


Mrs., Presumed Dead

Mrs Pargeter #2

by Simon Brett

The prosperous housing estate of Smithy's Loam should be the epitome of middle-class respectability, but Mrs Pargeter decides that there's something just a little bit odd about her new neighbours. When the central...


Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh

Mrs Pargeter #4

by Simon Brett

While she has never felt the need to change her figure, Mrs Pargeter is happy enough to accompany her friend Kim to a health farm. Until, in the night, she sees a body being wheeled out. What Mrs Pargeter doesn't...


Mrs. Pargeter's Package

Mrs Pargeter #3

by Simon Brett

Although a trip to Corfu is not Mrs Pargeter's usual idea of a holiday, keeping a recently widowed friend company overrules her misgivings. But when that friend starts behaving strangely and is then found having...


A Lesson in Secrets

Maisie Dobbs #8

by Jacqueline Winspear

Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as...


Royal Flush

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #3

by Rhys Bowen

1930's London: Poor Lady Georgiana-thirty-fourth in line to the throne- has been sent home due to a little scandal. Now she must keep the entirely unsuitable Mrs. Simpson from seducing the Prince of Wales-and...


Her Royal Spyness

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #1

by Rhys Bowen

INTRODUCING ?A FEISTY NEW HEROINE? (JACQUELINE WINSPEAR) who?s thirty-fourth in line for the throne?and flat broke.

From the Agatha Award-winning author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries!...


At Bertram's Hotel

Miss Marple #11

by Agatha Christie

When Jane Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's: a restored London hotel with traditional decor, impeccable service -- and an unmistakable atmosphere...


The Mapping of Love and Death

Maisie Dobbs #7

by Jacqueline Winspear

In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer...


The Ides of April

Flavia Albia Mysteries #1

by Lindsey Davis

Falco: The Next Generation––Flavia Albia has taken up her father's profession. Only, now Rome is a more dangerous, mercurial place than it was back in dear old dad's day . . .

Flavia Albia is the adopted...


Dying in the Wool

Kate Shackleton #1

by Frances Brody

"Well-plotted and atmospheric… Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs." --Literary Review

Take one quiet Yorkshire village

Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and...


Messenger of Truth

Maisie Dobbs #4

by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist—and World War I veteran—in the fourth entry in the bestselling series

London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork...


Pardonable Lies

Maisie Dobbs #3

by Jacqueline Winspear

In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.

A deathbed...


An Incomplete Revenge

Maisie Dobbs #5

by Jacqueline Winspear

In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community

With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried...


There Goes the Bride

Agatha Raisin #20

by M. C. Beaton

Much as it goes against the grain, Agatha Raisin is trying to be a good sport. Even though her ex-husband James Lacey's upcoming marriage to the beautiful Felicity Bross-Tilkington fills her heart with dread,...