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In the Eye of the Beholder

by Jeffrey Archer

Previously published in the anthology Cat O'Nine Tales, this is the story of a star athlete who has a fateful run-in with a three-hundred pound woman.

One of the author's own personal favorites, In the Eye of...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


Knots and Crosses

by Ian Rankin

Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh...


Out of the Dawn Light

Aelf Fen mysteries #1

by Alys Clare

A brand new medieval mystery from the author of the Hawkenlye series - England, 1087. On her sister's wedding day, Lassair meets an attractive and enigmatic stranger who brings a breath of the fascinating outside...


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...


The Siren

DC Gary Goodhew #2

by Alison Bruce

Sometimes the past just won't stay buried.

DC Gary Goodhew is on a pub crawl when he smells smoke. He rushes to the scene and finds a raging house fire, too far gone to stop. The blaze leaves two corpses, but...


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...


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1

by Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In...


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...


Orders from Berlin

Inspector Trave and Detective Clayton #3

by Simon Tolkien

"Tolkien's writing has a timeless quality [and] the haunting undertones of other great masters." –USA Today

Orders from Berlin is a compelling thriller laced with Simon Tolkien's signature writing style, praised...