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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...


White Nights

Shetland #2

by Ann Cleeves

The electrifying follow up to the award-winning Raven Black

Raven Black received crime fiction's highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Now Detective Jimmy Perez is back in an electrifying sequel....


Raven Black

Shetland #1

Gold Dagger Award 2006

by Ann Cleeves

Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers.

Raven Black begins on New Year's Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait,...


Moon Over Soho

Rivers of London #2

by Ben Aaronovitch

BODY AND SOUL

 

The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant,...


Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Four

Red Riding #1

by David Peace

Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. Christmas bombs and Lord Lucan on the run, Leeds United and the...


Island of Bones: A Novel

Crowther and Westerman #3

by Imogen Robertson

The third novel in the critically acclaimed Westerman and Crowther historical mystery series reveals the dark secrets of Crowther’s past

England, 1783. For years, reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther has pursued...


Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

by James Runcie

Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester and Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral, is a thirty-two year old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the colour of hazelnuts and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney...


Shadows in the Night

Aurelia Marcella #1

by Jane Finnis

Roman Britain in 91 AD is a troublesome part of the mighty Empire ruled by Domitian Caesar. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Mansion...


Her: A Novel

by Harriet Lane

You don't remember her--but she remembers you.

Two different women; two different worlds. On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her...


Prophecy: An Elizabethan Thriller

Giordano Bruno #2

by S.J. Parris

S. J. Parris returns with the next Giordano Bruno mystery, set inside Queen Elizabeth’s palace and steeped in period atmospherics and the strange workings of the occult.

It is the year of the Great Conjunction,...


Dear Departed

Bill Slider #10

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

It's Detective Inspector Bill Slider's day off and he had hoped to have some quiet time with Joanna, his pregnant fiancée. But a woman's body is found in the park and he finds himself back to work sooner than...


Land of the Blind (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 17)

by Barbara Nadel

Istanbul - in antiquity, called the Land of the Blind - is a city where old and new collide, and the fallout can be deadly...

In the ruins of the Constantinople hippodrome lies a body: a woman, clutching a piece...


The Life I Left Behind

by Colette McBeth

You know those books you feel jealous of everyone reading? This is one of those those. Read it. Savour it. Talk about it. Share it.

'The plot is taut and compelling, the writing excellent, but it's the exciting...


The Girl on the Train: A Novel

by Paula Hawkins

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017.

 

The debut psychological...


Treason at Lisson Grove

Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #26

by Anne Perry

Anne Perry’s very special world of mystery, passion, and danger has attracted an entire generation of readers to her bestselling Victorian novels. Treason at Lisson Grove, her first Thomas and Charlotte Pitt...


The Fallen Angel: A Novel

Nic Costa #9

by David Hewson

Acclaimed author David Hewson returns with this mesmerizing new thriller featuring Nic Costa and the detectives of Rome’s Questura. This time Costa must solve a case with roots buried deep in one of the ancient...


Farriers' Lane: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #13

by Anne Perry

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's Treason at Lisson Grove and Execution Dock.

When the distinguished Mr. Justice Stafford dies of opium poisoning, his shocking demise resurrects one of the...


Bangkok Haunts

Sonchai Jitpleecheep #3

by John Burdett

Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the devout Buddhist Royal Thai Police detective who led us through the best sellers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo, returns in this blistering novel.

Sonchai has seen virtually everything...


Foxglove Summer

Rivers of London #5

by Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 • 2015 Locus Recommended Reading for Fantasy

When two young girls go missing...


Cain His Brother: A William Monk Novel

William Monk & Hester Latterly #6

by Anne Perry

"A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction."

--Chicago Sun-Times

In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business,...