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A Pattern of Lies

Bess Crawford #7

by Charles Todd

A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times...


The Fateful Day: A mystery set in Roman Britain

by Rosemary Rowe

Libertus visits the villa of his absent patron, Marcus Aurelius one morning and comes upon a gruesome discovery, but worse things are to follow as news arrives from Rome which will turn the lives of the whole...


The Book of Fires

The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #14

by Paul Doherty

February, 1381. Brother Athelstan has been ordered to track down a ruthless killer known as the Fire Bringer. He appears to be targeting all involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady...


Murder in the Holy City

by Simon Beaufort

In 1097 the Pope appealed to all virtuous and God-fearing men to join the Crusade to wrest Jerusalem from the Infidel. But by 1100, Sir Geoffrey Mappestone is one of the few knights who have survived the harrowing...


Death Comes to London

by Catherine Lloyd

A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary-until murder makes a debut...

With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St....


Crimson Angel: A Benjamin January historical mystery set in New Orleans and Haiti

by Barbara Hambly

1838. When Jefferson Vitrack - the white half-brother of Benjamin January's wife - claims to have found the whereabouts of the family's lost treasure, January refuses to help look for it. For the treasure lies...


Gods of Gold: A new police procedural series set in late nineteenth century Leeds

by Chris Nickson

June, 1890. The gas workers are on strike and Leeds is close to breaking point. Detective Inspector Tom Harper is more concerned with the disappearance of 8-year-old Martha Parkinson. Then he discovers that...


The Firebird's Feather: A historical mystery set in late Edwardian London

by Marjorie Eccles

May 1911. When Lydia Challoner is shot dead while out riding in Hyde Park, her 18-year-old daughter Kitty determines to find out the truth about her murder. Kitty is about to discover that there was so much...


Murder at the Chase: A locked room mystery set in 1950s England

Langham and Dupré #2

by Eric Brown

July, 1955. Fellow writer Alastair Endicott has requested Donald Langham's help in discovering what happened to his father Edward, who has disappeared without trace from inside his locked study. The elder Endicott...


The Lodger

by Marie Belloc Lowndes

"One of the best suspense novels ever written." — The New York Times

"This is a beautifully wrought novel of psychological suspense that should have a place on any mystery buff's shelf of classics." — Chicago...


Cattle Kate

by Jana Bommersbach

Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it "range land justice" when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy...


Death in the Peerless Pool

by Deryn Lake

John Rawlings' relaxing day is shattered by the discovery of a drowned woman. The victim, who worked at St Luke's asylum for the insane, has a colourful past, which is connected in some way to the mysterious...


The Grim Reaper

by Bernard Knight

A money-lender has been found dead, a leather money-bag tied around his neck. A note on his body contains a quotation from St. Mark's Gospel "And Jesus went into the temple. . .and overthrew the tables of the...


Death at Apothecaries' Hall

by Deryn Lake

London is buzzing with intrigue as an extraordinary outbreak of food poisoning strikes the Worshipful Society. One man might have died if John Rawlings had not been there. But the next day, the man does die,...


Finished Business: A Marcus Corvinus Mystery set in Ancient Rome

by David Wishart

AD 40. When a wealthy consul's wife asks Marcus Corvinus to look into the suspicious death of her uncle, killed by a block of falling masonry, his investigations will draw him to the attention of the emperor,...


Seventh Link, The: An English village cosy featuring The Colonel

by Margaret Mayhew

The Colonel is pleased when his old friend Geoffrey Cheetham invites him up to the village of Buckby for the weekend, to coincide with a RAF reunion event. His fellow guests at the Cheethams' B&B include a reunited...


Hardcastle's Quartet: A police procedural set at the end of World War One

by Graham Ison

June 1918. A patrolling constable discovers the body of Georgina Cheney, wife of a naval commander, in the basement of a house in Westminster. At first it is thought to be suicide or even a tragic accident....


Scandal in the Secret City: A World War Two mystery set in Tennessee

by Diane Fanning

As the only female scientist in a top secret WW2 facility, Libby Clark is excited to begin what she believes is important government research. However, one night she discovers a dead body sprawled behind the...


Mist Over the Water

Aelf Fen mysteries #2

by Alys Clare

The second in a brand-new medieval mystery series from the author of the popular 'Hawkenlye' series - On Ely Island, the Normans are proclaiming their authority with the construction of a magnificent cathedral....


Death and the Black Pyramid

John Rawlings #13

by Deryn Lake

A John Rawlings Georgian mystery - Apothecary John Rawlings has been summoned to Devon by his beautiful but unpredictable mistress. Leaving his daughter Rose in the good care of her grandfather, Rawlings sets...