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The Bawdy Basket

by Edward Marston

‘You’ve killed before, I fancy,’ he said.

‘It’s my trade.’

Theatre troupe Westfield’s Men take on a new actor, Francis Quilter, after reaching new heights of success. But with the new member, brings...


Raiders of the Nile

Ancient World #2

by Steven Saylor

In 88 B.C. it seems as if all the world is at war. From Rome to Greece and to Egypt itself, most of civilization is on the verge of war. The young Gordianus—a born-and-raised Roman citizen—is living in Alexandria,...


Death on the Rocks - A John Rawlings Eighteenth Century British Mystery

by Deryn Lake

Apothecary John Rawlings is intrigued when a letter arrives from Bristol asking him to investigate an impostor claiming his diamond inheritance. Rawlings must trawl through the underbelly of society to unearth...


Death's Dark Shadow - A novel of murder in 1970's Yorkshire

by Sally Spencer

Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped on the lonely canalside, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is - and no one seems to know. It's not until there is a second,...


A Traitor's Tears

by Fiona Buckley

July, 1573. Ursula's neighbour Jane Cobbold is found dead in her own flowerbed, stabbed through the heart - and Ursula's manservant Brockley is arrested for the crime. Determined to prove Brockley's innocence,...


The Winter King - A Hawkenlye 13th Century British Mystery

by Alys Clare

All Saint's Eve, 1211. An overweight but wealthy nobleman, desperate for an heir, dies at a celebration feast. The death seems natural, but healer Sabin is beset by doubts. There is only one person Sabin can...


Some Danger Involved: A Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #1

by Will Thomas

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his apprentice, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder...


The Devil's Apprentice

by Edward Marston

Winter, Witchcraft and Devilish Deceit

Faced with the austerities of a bitterly cold English winter, the theatre is deserted and Westfield’s Men find themselves out of work. Fortuitously, the company is invited...


Brotherhood of Fear

Willi Kraus #3

by Paul Grossman

Paris, 1933. A refugee with no papers, no legal status, and few resources, Willi Kraus lives in fear of deportation back to Nazi Germany. His reputation as a top sleuth however precedes him, and he’s soon...


The Sanctuary Seeker

by Bernard Knight

When an unidentified body is found in the village of Widecombe, Crowner (coroner) John is eager to assume his new duties. However, the corrupt sheriff, Richard de Revelle, erects numerous stumbling blocks to...


The Poisoned Chalice

by Bernard Knight

When Christina, the daughter of an Exeter businessman, is raped, Crowner (coroner) John must bring the unknown assailant to justice. Then Lady Adele de Courcey dies after an illegal abortion, and John suspects...


India Black and the Gentleman Thief

Madam of Espionage Mysteries #4

by Carol K. Carr

India Black's double life operating a high-class brothel and running high-stakes espionage for Her Majesty's government can take its toll. But there's no rest for the weary-particularly when an international...


The Wanton Angel

by Edward Marston

 Lies, Lechery and an anonymous Angel

In the tenth installment of this dramatic Elizabethan series, Westfield’s Men are flying high after a celebrated performance of The Insatiate Duke at the Queen’s...


Let the Dead Lie: An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery

by Malla Nunn

The second in a crime series set in 1950's South Africa when apartheid laws were first introduced.


The Thief Taker: A Novel

by Janet Gleeson

In the cellar there was no sound at all except her own breathing and the soft rustle of her skirts. After her eyes had grown accustomed to the dark, she noticed a niche in the wall a yard from where she stood....


The Big Both Ways

by John Straley

Rattled by the gruesome accidental death of a coworker, Slip Wilson quits his job at a logging camp, and decides to make a clean start in Seattle. But along the way, he rescues a woman and her young niece from...


The Limehouse Text: A Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #3

by Will Thomas

In The Limehouse Text, Barker and Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book...


The Sweet Smell of Decay

by Paul Lawrence

Restoration London, 1664, brought vividly to life, with all the sights, sounds and smells of a teeming city, and loaded with intrigue and crawling with treachery

Harry Lytle has just discovered he has a young...


The Way You Die Tonight

by Robert J. Randisi

Valued friend of the Rat Pack and Las Vegas casino manager, Eddie G. is tasked with persuading Howard Hughes not to force a takeover of the Sands Casino from Eddie's boss Jack Entratter. Then Entratter's secretary...


The Hellfire Conspiracy

Barker & Llewelyn #4

by Will Thomas

In the latest adventure in what is "fast becoming one of the genre's best historical-mystery series" (Booklist), roughhewn private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn must track down...